UBUNTU is working! This is what ten years of philosophy and six months of physical labor look like when a real solution births its way into our physical world!
UBUNTU Contributionism is a model for a new social structure and global movement founded by scientist, explorer, and internationally acclaimed author Michael Tellinger. Earlier this year, after six months of back breaking work, the first UBUNTU model community became a reality in Michael’s small home town of Waterval Boven South Africa. A vandalized building abandoned by the government has been reclaimed and renovated by the people of the town to become the Community Town Hall. The new space will be utilized for a wide array of needed purposes including a movie theatre, school, community gym, and meal hall. The accomplishment of this feat acts as a real kick off to the many projects that will continuously develop as a living breathing model for the first operating UBUNTU community.
This interview is very near and dear to my heart. I learned about Michael and his amazing work a few years ago, and his research played a huge role both in my awakening process out of corporate America, and in the formation of the Fix the World Organization. Fix the World and UBUNTU Contributionism share a lot of parallels in our foundational philosophy. Michael’s work has always been a huge inspiration to me personally, and in many ways has set a real example for all of us.
In this interview, I have a chance to speak with Michael about two topics that I am very passionate about; community and free energy. Michael has completed the first portion of hard work in getting their community hall up and operating. We compare notes on both of our experiences and reveal what it’s really like to run projects like this. We also touch on the world of alternative/free energy, and Michael presents an incredible solution that shows how free energy can unite a community instead of divide a community.
Highlights from the Interview:
Working with Volunteers
While there were some amazing volunteers that came from all over the world and helped in a big way, there were also a lot of volunteers that came and caused a lot of damage. Managing volunteers is a full time job and many lessons were learned on how to improve the experience in the future. This involves doing a lot of foundational work to get the projects started, and then having an organized set of specific tasks for volunteers to do with a designated volunteer coordinator to help manage the people.
Michael speaks about how opening up your project to volunteers also opens you, your home and your life to infiltrators that come in under the guise of “volunteers” and who are there solely to undermine your project. This is a common problem in this type of work, and we at FTW have had the same types of experiences. Valuable lessons about this topic are shared in this interview for the many groups that are undertaking similar projects.
Michael like many others has been following the QEG project and we were able to give him a private demonstration of our QEG over skype. This sparked a conversation about the experiences that Michael has had in the “free energy world” working with many inventors and taking part in various conferences around the globe. In this interview, I asked how UBUNTU Contributionism would apply to building a free or alternative energy device. Michael then laid out an amazing philosophy:
“This is where my philosophy and the current UBUNTU Contributionism philosophy on alternative energy devices is very different from most other people.
I oppose the creation of a small energy device that can be used by people in their individual homes. That is not my intention. I have come to the conclusion that the global collective consciousness is not ready to embrace that. It might sound really arrogant to people, but let me explain why I say that.
If tomorrow, some factory started manufacturing a 20 KW machine that anyone could buy off the shelf, you’ve got a serious problem. Because you clearly aren’t going to sell it cheap, so those that can afford it will buy it, and they’ll be ok in their own home. While the people that can’t afford it will be even poorer and there will be a bigger gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots”. This is not a solution.
I am a strong proponent of a different approach. I believe that we need to create an energy device that is owned by the community. Whether it’s a bunch of smaller devices strung together, or one big device that runs a megawatt or more. This device should belong to the community so that everyone can get free electricity.
The community works together to collectively put the funds together to install that technology. Whether it’s something put into the river, or new exotic technology, or the QEG… whatever it is that the people can get their free electricity from.
This is what we are now promoting through our election campaigns for next years’ local municipal elections. We are promoting the fact that we are going to give our four towns free electricity, not by weird fancy technology, but by simply putting hydro turbines into the rivers in each and every town. And then we the people pay to install it, we run it and manage it, and it’s our electricity. Everybody gets free electricity, everybody benefits equally. In return for that free electricity, everybody has to contribute their three hours a week towards one of the community projects.
So you use the electricity to unite the people and not to divide the people. Now you are creating a community of abundance beyond your wildest imagination. Everyone is happy, they have free electricity, and they can do things they couldn’t do before. They don’t have to be cold in winter and hot in summer. They can cook, they can read and study at night, they can do what they want and they love you for this. They feel like they are part of the community because they are no longer marginalized and everyone is equal on that front.
And now you also have a labor force from the people that benefit from that electricity. In our town that would be about 3,000 people. So suddenly you’ve got 9,000 hours of labor a week. Just do the math. The amount of stuff you will create for your community is unimaginable! More food than we can eat, more clean water, more clothing, more wooden products, more metal things that we need. The roads will be clean, the parks will be spectacular. Not only that, then the money that comes in from the community projects belongs to the community. And everything that you create in those community projects, the food the bread etc., is free to everyone that participates.
So what this electricity device does, it really becomes the foundation in a society of people that can live virtually for free.”
(For those following the QEG project, FTW has been working towards implementing a similar philosophy through our Cottage Industry Community Units model, working with the local people in our community, and supporting communities that are crowdfunding to build a community QEG.)
UBUNTU For Local Elections:
UBUNTU contested in the national elections in South Africa in 2014, in the UK elections in May of 2015 and is planting the seeds to contest in the local elections in South Africa and also in Canada in 2016.
UBUNTU has a very good chance of winning the local elections in their municipality. This is a critical milestone that once reached can become a domino effect to influence other communities to apply UBUNTU principles and change our world for the better. You can support the movement by visiting their site and subscribing with a monthly donation amount to help fund their efforts. http://www.UBUNTUparty.org.za/
The principles of UBUNTU Contributionism are outlined by its founder, Michael Tellinger, in dozens of documents, video and audio recordings and the book entitled UBUNTU Contributionism – A Blueprint For Human Prosperity, which has now become the founding document for the UBUNTU Movement globally. Anyone that has not read the book cannot claim to represent, or speak on behalf of, or claim to know the principles of Contributionism. While the circumstances of every community are unique, the foundation of Contributionism remains the same. We are moving to a world without money, barter or trade of any kind – where everyone’s contributions are respected equally and where everyone is given the freedom to contribute their natural talents or acquired skills for the greatest benefit of all in their community. We are developing a society where people work together in cooperation, rather than in competition against each other.
We are not creating self-sustained communities – we are creating much more – we are creating communities of abundance – where everyone has everything they need beyond our wildest imagination.
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Temples of the African Gods
Slave Species of the Gods
REGISTER FOR MICHAEL’S WORKSHOP ON MAY 16TH!
Join Michael Tellinger for an intensive interactive on-line workshop and Q&A on May 16th Michael will be sharing crucial information about UBUNTU and Contributionism philosophy; experiences from the first year of launching the community projects; alternative energy; UBUNTU UK & UK Elections; what we have learnt in the past year – other topics and questions from the participants.
Join us for this historic event to lay the seeds of consciousness across the planet. Tickets are $12 and you can register here: www.PortalTOAscension.org