UBUNTU Contributionism. A Blueprint For Human Prosperity. By. Michael Tellinger. Published by Zulu Planet Publishers. South Africa – Download pdf Ubuntu Contributionism: A Blueprint for Human Prosperity. Error rendering navigation. Ubuntu Contributionism: A Blueprint for. The Ubuntu Movement has a simple plan to turn our small towns into of the founding principles of our proposed system of Contributionism.
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Make a difference today by participating, contributing and supporting Ubuntu. the UBUNTU Liberation Movement and the philosophy of Contributionism are. UBUNTU Contributionism -- Michael Tellinger. FREE PDF. FREE PDF. CONTENTS 1 FOREWORD 5 BRIGHT LIGHT AT THE END OF A DARK. ~EBOOK~ UBUNTU Contributionism: A Blueprint for Human Prosperity TXT,PDF, EPUB. 1. ~EBOOK~ UBUNTU Contributionism: A Blueprint for.
The individual identity is replaced with the larger societal identity within the individual.
Thus, families are portrayed or reflected in the individual and this phenomenon is extended to villages, districts, provinces and regions being portrayed in the individual. This places encouragement on the individual to behave in the highest standards, and to portray the highest possible virtues that society strives for.
A key concept associated with "unhu" is how we as a society behave and interact in our various social roles, e. The daughter-in-law does this as part of the ambassadorial function that she plays and assumes at all times. However, this does not apply only to daughters-in-law but to all women in general, even among friends and equals such as brother and sister. Under "unhu" children are never orphans since the roles of mother and father are by definition not vested in a single individual with respect to a single child.
Furthermore, a man or a woman with "unhu" will never allow any child around them to be an orphan. The concept of "unhu" also constitutes the kernel of African Traditional Jurisprudence as well as leadership and governance.
In the concept of unhu, a crime committed by one individual on another extends far beyond the two individuals, and has far-reaching implications to the people from among whom the perpetrator of the crime comes. Unhu jurisprudence tends to support remedies and punishments that tend to bring people together.
For instance, a crime of murder would lead to the creation of a bond of marriage between the victim's family and the accused's family; in addition to the perpetrator being punished both inside and outside his social circles. The role of "tertiary perpetrator" to the murder crime is extended to the family and society where the individual perpetrator hails from.
However, the punishment of the tertiary perpetrator is a huge fine and a social stigma, which they must shake off after many years of demonstrating unhu or ubuntu. A leader who has unhu is selfless, consults widely, and listens to subjects.
Such a person does not adopt a lifestyle that is different from the subjects, but lives among them and shares property. A leader who has "unhu" does not lead, but allows the people to lead themselves and cannot impose his will on his people, which is incompatible with "unhu".
South Africa[ edit ] Ubuntu: "I am what I am because of who we all are. Archbishop Desmond Tutu offered a definition in a book:  A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.
Tutu further explained Ubuntu in . Nelson Mandela explained Ubuntu as follows:  A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn't have to ask for food or for water.
Once he stops, the people give him food and attend him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves.
The rest of the labor will come from the community contribution. Every person who contributes 3 hours per week towards community projects receives their share of the benefits from all the projects. This provides a simple solution during the initial transition phase. Everyone can keep their jobs and continue with their lives as normal, but make themselves available for their 3-hour community work every week. The weekly contribution work will be assigned by a central project manager.
In exchange for the 3-hour contribution, every participant receives free goods and services from all the community projects. The town produces 3x the needs of the community, in all that we grow or produce. One third is retained for the contributing community members who receive their share of all the goods and services at no cost.
The other two thirds are sold to non-community members and other distribution sources at fair or below market prices. This may require indoor and permaculture farming in addition to livestock, dairy and bakery. To do this, it is necessary to transition to a society with a primary focus on cooperation rather than capitalism. All needs and wants of the community will be provided through the shared efforts of labor to create abundance.
The goods and services created will be sold outside the community and to non-contributing town members for a profit. We recognize the need for money for interactions outside of the community, but within the community there will, eventually, be no need or use for money, allowing for the transition to an abundant moneyless community.
Very soon, we will birth a community where we can create, build, grow, invent, invest, and implement anything we desire because the obstacles to progress have been removed from our society. Human nature is completely contrary to these characteristics.
We are all part of the great creation — our principal nature is to create, to be creative, to give expression to our God-given talents.
Money inevitably leads to a situation of scarcity — there is never enough of it. And, those with particular access, political connections, and accumulated wealth will always find ways to get more money for themselves and leave less for others.
Competition and the ethos of us versus them, winners and losers, and less and more will always be present. With UBUNTU, everyone, literally everyone, is unleashed from birth to achieve the highest version of themselves they can possibly be during their lifetime on earth. And, to enjoy that lifetime in comfort, safety, and collaboration and harmony with their fellow citizens around the globe. Michael Tellinger answers around 20 different questions like this in a FAQ section at the end of the book.
Please take a look there to get more of your questions answered. In general, I think it is fair to say that the implementation of UBUNTU would certainly require mapping out many different scenarios and contingencies. How does Ubuntu Contributionism work? First, the Five Point UBUNTU Mantra: No Money No Barter No Trade No value attached to anything which makes it more valuable than anything else- because all of our contributions have to be respected and accepted as equally valuable Everyone contributes their natural talents or acquired skills for the greater benefit of all in their community.
However, Michael Tellinger believes that UBUNTU will be most easily implemented at first in small towns: The first phase will probably be the slow and steady decentralization of the urban metropolitan jungles that evolved as a result of the chase for money, as people lose the desire to keep chasing the money and choose an easy relaxed life in the country….
People who are ready to build communities that are self reliant without the ugly influence of money…Strong rural and farming communities with a strong sustainable platform will provide the framework for developing future UBUNTU communities in control of their own destiny. As a first step, these small towns first appoint a town Council of Elders.
This group would make decisions early on as to how to arrange the particular town they were responsible for, what projects would be necessary to undertake, and what beneficial regulations to enact for the benefit of all people.
These projects must cover as many diverse skills as possible to allow as many people as possible with as many diverse skills as possible to participate. It has to be a social, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural initiative that will potentially include everyone in the community…for now, these people are being used as slave labor by large corporations, government research institutions and the industrial military complex.
Their skills and talents have been hijacked by the corporations and we the people get no benefit at all from their genius. In most cases, many of the great inventions are kept locked away, hidden from the global population. This will be reversed as these great minds join the communities of their choice and contribute their talents to the people rather than to corporations.
And so, our towns will be filled with the greatest minds in science, medicine, energy, education, recycling, engineering, and agriculture and more to help implement all the proposed plans. Contrary to what we are constantly bombarded with by the media, the solutions to our problems are simple.
There are immediate and effective solutions for most of our needs that can be provided very quickly if the people stand together as united communities. They can then scale from there as they start developing more advanced capabilities, services, and projects. Yes, for a time, there will be a hybrid system, where people will have jobs in other towns and use money to augment whatever else they would like to have.
Ultimately, as they continue to develop new capabilities, services, and products, the town should be able to go completely self-reliant within a UBUNTU non-money based system.