3 Steps / 14 Steps

H O L I G E N T Societal Reconstruction

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You Will Decide

by choice or by default

3 steps to collapse and extinctions or

14 steps to quality of life in peaceful systemic sustainability

3 steps to collapse and extinction.

Step 1.  Continue merely talking about carbon reduction while capitalist consumerism spews out climate-changing mountains, rivers and oceans of non-biodegradable and toxic waste depleting Earth’s life support capacity.

Step 2.  Fail to examine our unquestioned belief in (diminishing) democracy -- while on our post-pandemic, burning, flooded, stressed, conflicted, angry and nuclear-armed planet, the runaway complexities of life and society overwhelms democracy’s societal organizing capacity. This outcome is not surprising given that this ancient Greek invention has not had a significant update in centuries. The 14 Steps below are proposing such an update through hybrid high capacity socioeconomic reconstruction.  

Step 3.  Perpetuate an arms race in the context of a dangerous convergence of high global socioeconomic stress, increased levels of aggression accompanied by diminishing collective reasoning capacity (an evolutionary legacy) and new high-speed nuclear weaponry under AI controls that are outpacing reasoned judgments. Our world is silently drifting toward willful or accidental Mutually Assured Destruction. In a 21st century nuclear world war, the lucky ones will die instantly; the survivors will die horrible slow deaths in a radiation-poisoned world.   

14 steps to universal quality of life in peaceful systemic sustainability.

Step 1.  Learn that nature builds and functions through cellular construction and organic collaboration. Your body is the closest example: Cellular construction built your organs, and your collaborating organs sustain your life. In other words, networking heart cells built your heart just as networking lung cells built your lungs. Once built, your heart beats for the heart and for all the other organs, your lung breathes for the lung and for all the other organs, and so on. The governing rule within a system, in a sentence: One for all and all for one without conflict.

Step 2.  Understand that for billions of years of evolution of life on Earth, before humans arrived, every living organism of millions of species through countless generations have made their flesh, leavings and remains available as food and resource for other organisms without waste. Total recycling is Nature’s rule of sustainability. In a sentence: Do the essential most using the least of resources without waste. 

Step 3.  Remember that billions of years of natural evolution on Earth is the only successful formula for sustainability. We have to learn and follow that model as closely as humanly possible. 

Step 4.  Follow the Holigent (coined from “holistic-emergent”) concept of societal reconstruction that mimics Nature’s ways to be compliant with the natural building and sustainability code. Condensed in a sentence:

One for all and all for one,

doing the essential most

using the least of resources,

with smiles and laughter,

without conflict and without waste.

Oh yes, I snuck-in the line “with smiles and laughter”. Smiles and laughter generate endorphins, our happy and healthy brain chemistry displacing stress hormones, the chemistry of illness, fear and aggression. This is essential to help build and maintain your health and quality of life. 

Step 5.  Learn and practice this skill like any other.  As with riding a bicycle, you cannot learn this skill from books alone; you need to practice it by doing and living it.  

Step 6.  To that end, build and attend special campuses in which you can live, learn and work practicing Nature’s building and sustainability code in pursuit of quality of life.  

Step 7.  Enlarge the sustainability campuses to become experimental live/learn/work Holigent Villages perfecting compliance with Nature’s code. Such communities will also create socioeconomic resilience and protect Earth’s life support capacity. Accordingly, a Holigent Village will be a cellular, live/work, all green, human scale, pedestrian community with hybrid economy and social contracts. 

Step 8.  Expand the successful Holigent experiments to large scale. Realize that on the national scale, the scope and cost of building a future of peaceful systemic sustainability will demand a commitment no less than what it took the U.S. to win World War II and the Marshall Plan helping rebuild Europe. 

Step 9.  Educate and lobby Congress to establish a Department of Homeland Reconstruction to secure funds for building a sustainable future. The Department is to fund Holigent/ Compliant Community constructions on a national scale. Such a program would provide millions of jobs and homes — in time creating a hybrid socioeconomic system ending unemployment and homelessness for good.

Step 10.  Assist in building an experimental facility in Central Europe, to become an International Holigent Village. It is to be a permanent living world exhibition and learning center of true systemic sustainability. Invite all to participate.

Step 11.  Persuade and demand that the United States and the European Union work together not on winning a future war but to avoid war altogether. Specifically, encourage the U.S. Congress and the European Union to launch a “Peace Offensive” or rather a Global Peace and Sustainability Initiative

Step 12.  Extend Holigent Societal Reconstruction to troubled regions of the world. Constructing compliant communities will give people jobs, hope and purpose alternate to becoming rioters, refugees, migrants or terrorists.

Step 13.  Use the Global Peace and Sustainability Initiative to reach out to nondemocratic nations such as Russia and China. Inspiring and helping them to build Compliant Communities planting the seeds of hope, wellbeing and social stability that even authoritarian leaders may value. Doing so would ease the level of global tension and conflict, thus diminishing the probability of nuclear world war.

Step 14.  Remember that you are a member of this last living generation that has the option to choose between the 3 Steps to extinction or the 14 Steps to peaceful systemic sustainability. Nothing in our lives will be more important than making and acting on the right choice now before the window of opportunity closes forever. 

It is clear that society is a living system in which all the parts have to work all together all at once. So aside of the much talked about reducing carbon emission you also have to have the social, political, economic and environmental aspects work in tune like a fine orchestra.

Our existing system, built on the reductionist concept: compartmentalized, highly specialized and deeply fragmented. Our established societal infrastructure cannot accommodate the proposed hybrid socioeconomic system. For that reason we have to reconstruct society a community at a time to follow Nature’s building and sustainability code as closely as humanly possible.

Here I outline strategies to follow for individuals, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, corporations, U.S. Congress, the European Union and the Pentagon; each to do their part in societal reconstruction to build a future of universal quality of life and peaceful systemic sustainability.


a.) Learn and understand Nature’s building and sustainability code.

b.) Write letters and petitions to politicians to establish a Department of Homeland Reconstruction to provide funding for the construction of truly sustainable Holigent/Compliant Communities or retrofit existing communities.

c.) Encourage as many people as you can to do the same.

d.) If you have the means set up your nonprofit organization and build Compliant Communities, such as a Holigent Village.

e.) Become a partner with Holigent.Org or simply visit www.holigent.org and make a donation.

Educational Institutions

Set up an experimental class and in time expand the teaching of the Holigent (holistic-emergent) concept of mimicking Nature’s building and sustainability code in societal reconstruction. All in the interest of preparing students to become “solutioneers” building their future of quality of life in peaceful systemic sustainability. 


Engage in fundraising to build your Holigent Village of quality of life in true systemic sustainability.


Form your nonprofit organization to build Holigent Communities. Or make donations to www.holigent.org so that we can build such experimental truly sustainable communities together.

U.S. Congress

Establish the Department of Homeland Reconstruction to fund an expanding program of societal reconstruction in the Holigent model. The program will build and secure universal quality of life in peaceful systemic sustainability. 

The European Union

Fund the construction of an experimental and demonstration International Holigent Village — a permanent world exhibition. Invite nations of the world to participate.

The Pentagon

Establish a section within the vast Department of Defense with the assignment to start a “Peace Offensive” in the form of a Global Peace and Sustainability Initiative — deploying not armies but builders to construct sustainable Compliant Communities. With its vast resources and global footprint, the Pentagon is perhaps the only institution in the world that, with the right spirit, could turn the course of global events away from probable nuclear mutually assured destruction toward world peace and systemic sustainability.  

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