Introduction and summary
This chapter aims to introduce the reader to the underlying reasoning and ethical stance of Septemism, but also to some extent summarize the manifesto in a few paragraphs.
This manifesto is revolving around this central notion; the collective creation of a parallel state, which is global and democratic. The citizens of this state will thus also be citizens of their original nations. You and I will elect the parliament of this international state, by use of personal accounts on an official webpage and a mobile application. This global parallel state will be used to fight all the global problems of our time, that national states have proven hopelessly unable to solve. This universal parallel state is called Septaeon.
The Septemism is our set of ideas. Septemism is a democratic, humanistic and capitalistic doctrine, which believes in the Septemist citizenship - whether primary or secondary - and the Septemist state Septaeon. This state is open to all of the human species, with no regard to ethnicity, geographic birthplace, gender, religious beliefs, sexual preferences, nationality or age, nor criminal record. Everyone has a universal right to this citizenship, and the subsequent anonymous vote. Every single human is under the protection of the banner of Septaeon and the Septemist Law.
The power fundament of this state, is firstly and most importantly the moral right, even before there is popular support, and secondly the popular and democratic support, and thirdly the concrete power fundament, namely the only rightful ownership of all the energy assets of our world. Energy production assets have this in common with the use of force. They are not commodities like others. Neither can be traded or profited from. They can only legally and morally be owned collectively by this democratic state - open to all humans alike. Any other national or private ownership of energy production assets, is universally illegitimate. The ownership of energy production, similarly to the use of force, can only be justified as a monopoly controlled by a true democratic state. By true I only refer to the democracy that makes no separation between people's rights just because they happened to be born in different places. That is primitive, and no different from other discriminating systems, such as apartheid or the Nuremberg Laws. A crime is no less a crime just because it is committed by many people collectively.
However, as I said, Septemism is a capitalistic doctrine. We believe in capitalism and free trade. Yet, in a functional society there must be a balance between democratic social regulation and freedom of the individual. And in the last decades this balance - in many countries - has been questionable. It has tilted too much from humanism and reason, towards undemocratic corporate rule, and poor regional decision-making. We believe, that the well balanced capitalism can be reinstated, if we collectivize only the energy sector - and nothing more. Thus we avoid the destruction of countries and nature, committed in the recent decades, when more privileged companies or governments have used force or corruption, in order to gain access to cheap energy. But we also refuse to come even close to the madness of too great a collectivization - as seen in certain communist countries. We believe that Septemism, means a better balance than seen today.
Finally, the state of Septaeon is not a geographic state. It neither controls autonomous land, nor does it have any borders or collect any traditional taxes. It is thus - not even - bound to Earth. It is not an ethnic or religious state. It is universal. Anywhere a Septenan citizen - a human - is alive, this state exists and also – is alive.
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