Find the others

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Understand that we're in the middle of a lockdown where we don't have any access to space, or funding, or opportunities, or resources, and we are bound to wearing face masks and social distancing. So how are we going to develop a community in the middle of this lockdown? Very easily. Through the internet and stealth.

This is where the higher level of consciousness comes into it

Everything physical contains consciousness because all energy contains consciousness. Consciousness is what defines energy. But see, consciousness cannot ever be explained or understood, because consciousness is so infinite and vast it's not possible to get a grasp on it or understand what it is. Besides it's constantly changing. Consciousness is therefore way beyond the limits of perception of anyone who is focussed solely on an ideology or fixed, rigid belief system. The only thing we know for sure about consciousness is that it exists and that it's everywhere.

This is where empathy comes into it

People form social bonds much quicker than any other form of emotional attachment. The deepest and most powerful human emotional need is the need to belong and the need to belong to something much bigger than they are. This is where the COVID-19 virus despite the fact that it is killing and infecting people is actually on our side. In implementing lockdown which can last for months the politicians in their ignorance have created an excellent opportunity for social and cultural change which is never going to come again. If you have access to a computer or smartphone and the internet then using our website and message board all that needs to be done right now is to seek out and find other people prepared to come into the community. That's it. Bring people into the community message board and spend time getting to know each other. All you need to do is to find a way of developing empathy among people in your local community.

The politicians are all irrelevant

It's very clear that we're not going back to the old way of doing things but the politicians are also keeping their mouths firmly shut about how we're going to get out of this lockdown situation. Not that it matters that much now. If you can come into this with an open mind, sign up, get yourself on the community message board, and get as many other people as you can to do the same, we can all focus on connecting each other, getting to know each other, developing the Qultura community and just sit back and wait for the politicians and political parties to play their hand.

All we're doing right now is putting our chess pieces on the board and waiting for the poiticians to set their pieces up and make the first move. If we find enough people it might turn out to be a bit of surprise if they come back to the board expecting to checkmate our solitary King only to find we've rearranged the board in their absence and decided to restart the game from scratch.

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Use the technology in your hands

We have a lot of technology in our hands which was never designed for us - i.e. the internet which was developed in the 1960's or even earlier for the US military and started life as Arpanet. The came the microchip, and then Bill Gates and his Microsoft and the technology spread. We have made use of this technology and found ways to connect to one another through social media, and people have made use of this technology to increase our social awareness bringing a new wave of diversity to people who were previously shut away and in permanent lockdown, such as people with disabilities, the mentally ill, the LGBT community, particularly the trans community but now much of that freedom and liberation is being taken back increasingly by various hierarchies which refuse to conform to the changes, which refuse to share resources and opportunities, which wants everything all for themselves and to have the same totalitarian power as they had when we didn't have all the technology and were far more ignorant.

But none of this technology was accessible to shipyard workers and factory workers in Poland in 1970 when the former PZPR regime imposed harsh austerity on the Poles which led to months of civil unrest in Gdansk, nor was it available at the end of the 1970's when industrial action and civil unrest restarted as a result of the imposition of martial law in Poland and the Polish Solidarity movement formed i 1980 in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk. All the Poles had was stealth and the tacit cooperation of the Polish Catholic Church. It took a whole 9 years for Polish Solidarity, which was originally started by a woman and known as just 21, to reach the Round Table talks which took place in the same year as the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Central to the original Polish Solidarity core philosophy was a banned book titled 'Theses on Hope and Hopelessness' by Polish historian and philosopher Leszek Kolakowski who stated:

Any totalitarian regime can be effectively worn down through community participation and a common broad purpose shared among a large number of diverse small self-organized groups of people.

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Recycling the core Polish Solidarity philosophy

We could if we so wanted emulate Polish Solidarity to wear down what is becoming a totalitarian regime in the West but this would be no better than people rushing back to normal as well as putting many more livelihoods at risk as well as setting ourselves up on a very self-destructive path as a community. I'm of the belief that far too many people have died already, far too many people have lost their incomes and livelihoods, far too many people have been left vulnerable and suffering, far too many people out there struggling to deal with this lockdown mentally, and besides none of us know for sure what is really going on.

Focus on the here and now and being in the present moment

What I'm going to suggest is that we forget about everything which isn't important, such as the Government, politicians, the media, the future, what is going to happen after lockdown, how we're going to get out of lockdown. None of this is really important or matters right now.

What really matters and what is the most important is you, me, the other members of the Qultura community and being in the present moment, the here and now, and focussing on our own ignorance and working to increase our own level of consciousness, and build the community from whatever we have available right now, today at this moment in time.

Understand that we are building something here which has never ever existed before in the UK and which I personally feel, maybe you do too, that we badly need in our communities and society right now. If this is something completely new, then who or what else do we really have to worry about? Can you not see that we have something to offer other people in our communities, something new, something they can easily become a part of, something they can easily play a part in and get involved in? Something which can give people hope and a new sense of focus and the chance to be part of something which is bigger than they are.

Find the others

Timothy Leary

Find your community

I never set Qultura up to have any sort of ideological agenda. All ideology is a form of self-imposed mental disability. It's psychological poison. Ideology makes you stupid and dumb. Nothing makes you ignorant as quickly or effectively as ideology. This is the whole point of being part of an empathy community - you have an open mind and you connect to other people on a much deeper level. You don't go through life like some mindless imbecile unable to think for yourself or have an original thought in your head.

You use the internet to find your community and affinity group. We all need to be part of a community or affinity group.

Repurpose the internet to suit your creative agenda

It's important that broadband technology was developed to give us all access to the internet so that those in power could keep track of us, frequently raid our bank accounts and sell us all kinds of shit we don't need. Increasingly the internet is becoming a tool, and especially social media, for attention whoring and ramming nasty, offensive or nonsensical political ideology down your throat.

What I'm suggesting instead is to use the internet and social media for churning out very large amounts of subversive art and creativity. Qultura is therefore being developed as a community where people can find themselves, be themselves, live their truth and express their truth to others through subversive art and creativity. All creativity which shares truth is subversive as long as it comes from the individual.

This is why I've redesigned the Qultura website to a new multimedia capable mosaic version with a message board and community blog where you can express your inner truth through consciousness and art, writing, music, photography, sculpture, the performing arts, acting, poetry, theatre, film, blogging, vlogging, publishing, articles, songs, and other creative art forms.

About Qultura

Qultura is an empathy based community being developed to form a powerful, effective counter to human ignorance through the development of empathy, community, human individuality, creativity, diversity and the development of individual human experience, perspectives and consciousness. It is the first and possibly the only such community in the UK.

Participation in the Qultura community is completely free of charge to everyone and is a fully inclusive community open to everyone irrespective of location, background, circumstances. All you need is an internet connection, an open mind and a desire for personal, social and cultural change.