I Believe…


1. IDEALISM

I believe that there is an ultimate Good, just as Plato did1.

I believe that it is approached but can never be truly reached via the twin paths of non-attachment and selfless love. These ideas are the closest I come to religious Faith in the modern sense2, and they are most definitely views that would have been familiar to the ancient Greeks.


2. BALANCE

In the world of everyday concerns, I believe in balance. I believe that imbalance is a sign of irrationality and sickness. We are all imbalanced in many ways, at many times in our lives, but the critical virtue is the desire to understand one’s own situation and work toward a higher balance of some sort.

I am tolerant, to the extent that anyone at least attempts to attain balance, but intolerant of all that lays beyond that minimal expectation. Those who betray the very basis of intelligent toleration cannot themselves be tolerated.


3. REALITY

Truth and Reality exist, even if they are imperfectly accessible to humans. Wilful ignorance is the ultimate embrace of imbalance and the dysfunction it engenders. Distorting reality (and disregarding all principle) to suit one’s own desires is vandalism, parasitism, and anti-social behaviour of the worst sort. That said, we must be aware that even complete fictions can (and often do) have very real consequences. When they are used for good, then so be it. When they are not, then they represent a threat to civilization itself.


4. SPECTACLE

Within the realms of politics, economics, and other social structures, I refuse to align myself wholly with Left- or Right-wing views. Such tribal affiliation, chosen without regard to (and often in direct contradiction of) evidence on an issue-by-issue basis, is intrinsically unbalanced, and thus effectively a disease of the individual mind and of society. Instead, I believe in having consistent principles, respecting the importance of evidence, and remaining committed to helping others where possible. Where that may suggest a Right- or Left-wing view on my part, then so be it.


Taking these four points together, the logical conclusion is my strident advocacy of Social Futurism. When we combine that with the views expressed here and here, the natural next step is to establish a foundation for my own path, moving forward. I would encourage everyone who feels some affinity with Social Futurism to create their own personal network of like-minded allies, so that we may all work together efficiently to forge solutions for a better future.


Within the Zero State Alternate Reality Game (ZSARG), a MetaFive is a network of people and groups in which a person is committed to relationships of formal, reciprocal support. The Social Futurist community as a whole is a network of such “micro-communities”, most of which only contain five individuals (and are thus called “Fives”), whereas the network laid out below is made up of small, highly connected groups within the ARG, rather than individuals.

It is my belief that if you have a large enough network of people and groups which can not only effectively share ideas and resources, but are also formally committed to helping each other in tangible ways, then extraordinary things are possible. This particular MetaFive forms the core of ZS, which is just one of many Social Futurist organizations.

It is important to note that every Social Futurist is free to organize and label their own “Five” or MetaFive (i.e. Five-of-Fives) in their own way, and this is mine, tailored to my own tastes and needs. So the terminology I use for my own purposes may not make a lot of sense to others, but that is not the point. The point is that this is a group of people and organizations that I am personally committed to directly developing and supporting, in accord with my own beliefs.

For those who would like to understand the table below, each cell contains the following five lines:

1. Group name
2. Affiliated website
3. Group leader / contact / Core Role name3
4. House4
5. MetaHouse4

Over time, I will be adding more links and information to this table. For now, you can contact the groups within each channel via that channel’s official email address, listed at the top of each column.

channel1@SFI

Blackstar
socialfuture.institute
Vanadís
House Sem-Bhu
The Foundation
channel2@SFI

Autonomy & Accord
socialfuturist.party
The Machine
House Tal Shiar
The Beast
channel3@SFI

Security services
zerostate.net
The Engineer
House Tal Shiar
The Beast
channel4@SFI

Imperative/Initiative
monaster.io
The Artist
House Samsa
The Black Parade
channel5@SFI

Support services
blackstar.systems
The Palette
House Samsa
The Black Parade
Asterion [Ásentír]
ajat.institute
LUX
House Sem-Bhu
The Foundation
Judges [Brahmin]
europajati.eu
The Book
House Sem-Bhu
The Foundation
Army [Kshatriya]
asentir.faith
The Soldier
House Svarga
The Beast
Traders [Vaishya]
asaraja.xyz
The Myrmidon
House Corrino
The Black Parade
Incomers [Shudra]
gestalta.xyz
The Shield
House Corrino
The Black Parade
Śūnyatā
liber.institute
The Illusionist
House Argento
Cloud Nine
Axiom
axiometa.xyz
The Staff
House Argento
Cloud Nine
Path [Process]
symbion.tech
The Sword
House Svarga
The Beast
Nemesis
symbion.technology
The Governor
House Rhadamanth
Club 21
Array
array.consulting
The Flag
House Rhadamanth
Club 21
Institutes/Internal
[S7][S5]
imperative.institute
The Monk
House Oneiros
Cloud Nine
Twelve Houses
[S1,2,3,4]
the-null.academy
The Navigator
House Arrakis
ZODIAC
Nation
[C.A.R.D.S.]
null-a.xyz
The Doctor
House Ormen
Club 21
External
[S6]
wyrdfyrd.media
Asklepian
House Ormen
Club 21
Technocracy/TNet
[transhumanity.net]
theimpera.tv
The Architect
House Adhar
The Foundation
Singularity
xora.institute
The Beads [The Game]
House Oneiros
Cloud Nine
Introdus
xora.community
The Map
House Arrakis
ZODIAC
Ariadne
xora.city
The Dreamer
House R'lyeh
ZODIAC
Theseus
xora.country
The Mask
House R'lyeh
ZODIAC
Zentrum
xora.world
The Compass
House Adhar
The Foundation

1For my views on Western symbolism re: this ideal, with a particular focus on the “Black Sun” or “Black Star” symbol: https://sites.google.com/view/zero-state/3-0-myriad/3-1-core-roles/3-1-43-owl/3-1-43-1-black-sun

2Actually I am something of a Neo-Pagan, but I don’t tend to mention that in mixed company simply because people tend to leap to unwarranted conclusions and attack positions that I would never defend. For now, let’s just say that – as a matter of principle – I most emphatically do not believe anything that is contrary to reliable evidence (AKA Science). If you don’t know how I can be true to that stance and be a (Neo-)Pagan, then I’m afraid that you simply haven’t thought about it hard enough or done your homework, and are not ready for that conversation. I will not do your homework for you. On a similar note, I am interested in the Western esoteric traditions of alchemy and ritual magic, but approach such things in a rigorously rational, empirical, and scientific manner.

3Each of the Houses was founded by twelve people, each of whom is in turn assigned to a role or persona. The first five such people in each House are known as the “Core Roles” (see https://sites.google.com/view/zero-state/3-0-myriad/3-1-core-roles), and the first two of those – i.e. the team leader and deputy leader – from each House are listed in the table above.

4The Zero State is organized around a system of twelve “Houses”, which are arranged in cooperative pairs known as “MetaHouses”, all of which are listed here with links to online resources: https://sites.google.com/view/zero-state/2-0-structure/2-8-houses-metahouses

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