Stages Of The Project ...
You've seen a basic description of the dream and passed through a group of initial filters to determine whether or not you're even interested in living in the world I envision. Here you are, still reading. This is a good sign, and likely means you and I are compatible enough in how we see the world to potentially go forward together. Would you like to now see how we're going to do precisely that?
My basic strategy for the project involves a set of stages and a set of concepts, those concepts I have worked out alone (hopefully, with many more to come once our members form an intellectual collective), which can be put to work to obtain all we will need, first to prepare, then to go forward, then to build, then to take our place among the nations of the world. Understand, the chapters which follow are a simple summary of the overall project. It would have been necessary to extend this book by thousands of pages to give you a detailed breakdown of even the most general areas which must be considered. The idea here is to give you a taste of the required mindset, and how easily we can do this if the project receives the support I believe it will.
In summary, the primary stages of our adventure will be as follows:
- We must find one another. This is by far the most important aspect of our early endeavors. Are you excited as you read this book/website? Are you saying to yourself, "Man, this is perfect for me!" There are many more people out there for whom it will also be a perfect fit; people who think, and reason, and live, just like you and me. We must make every effort to find those people; our people. All of them! This is our first test as a new people. If we can't even organize enough to find one another how can we claim to be capable of defying the skeptics who will insist creating a new nation is an impossibility? In this spirit, it's critical each one of us, every individual who will walk this path, take the time to personally spread the word, to target those in their own lives, anonymously if necessary, who they think might be good candidates for this project, to generate enthusiasm and provoke conversation (ie. social media), and to create exposure for the project wherever possible. Ideally, every culturally similar and conservative-minded man and woman in America, nay, the entire world, needs to be made aware of our existence, our plan, and the requirements for them to join our crusade. Only then can we be sure we will not be leaving any of our ideally suited brothers and sisters behind as we move forward together. During this stage we will ...
- Establish a non-profit entity to act as our basic treasury.
- Establish the reality of our financial capabilities and challenges (through initial donations, pledges and sign-ups), to see where we really stand.
- Simultaneously build a massive framework of volunteer aides, project designers, workers, Internet researchers, experts in every identifiable area, etc., throughout the country to get us started in developing our nation's future design and intellectual foundation.
- Begin our Interim operations from the moment we go critical in preparation for all tasks to follow (see section 'The Interim').
- Obtain, survey, and take control of the physical 'locale' where our new nation will be built.
- Scout, accept, and prepare to populate our new locale with nation-builders.
- Prepare, equip and organize the first team of volunteer workers who will be the first to put boots on the ground in our new locale.
- Survey our new land for its potential in all things.
- Flesh out the design of a basic blueprint for the construction of the first Alteran city.
- Put our volunteer workforce on the ground in the new nation of Altera.
- Construct the infrastructure and homes necessary as the physical foundation for our first modern colonists.
- Begin moving in new citizens, new businesses, new corporations, new everything.
- Become part of the international community.
- Establish ourselves as a positive, helpful, productive neighbor to those folks who live in our geographical location, whomever they are.
There it is, that simple. We lay out a plan and we follow that plan one step at a time until we've completed the entire project. Not only do I believe the project will be this simple, I believe once we have begun rolling, and organized our people, and identified our teams of nation-builders, and ironed out the logistics, the initial problems, the future difficulties, we will see the dream come to fruition in a relative 'blink of an eye'.
The simultaneous rise of an entire city
It's important our members realize it's not only about money in achieving success in this project. It's also about attitude and cooperation among our people. While money will take us a long way, citizen cooperation will guarantee our success. Cooperation begins with the proper mindset in what it will take to create our first city, and contributing in any way you can to supporting that mindset. For example, in the Asian tradition of catchy phrases, we'll adopt a concept I call Fast-Rising-City.
Imagine watching a computerized 3D model of a new city rising from open fields of dirt encompassing an otherwise desolate land. Buildings large and small, from residential homes to high-rise structures, all simultaneously rising from the ground within a few seconds, each at most rising within a few seconds of those other structures around them, all reaching toward the sky until construction is complete. Bingo, a new city, not built one structure at a time over decades, but built as one large mass of bubbling construction, in a substantial, short term, architectural project over perhaps just a few or more years. It's important we be able to do this for many more reasons than just a simple desire to 'get it done quickly' (as will be explained below). The base idea is we don't build a single structure here and a structure there, but raise our entire city all at one time. Can't be done? Why not?
Raise your head from this book and think a moment on this--there are simultaneous construction projects going on all over the United States, and the world, at this precise moment in time. Large residential housing developments from Texas to California, from Green Bay to Miami, from Maine to Colorado. High-rise buildings going up all around the planet in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, the Arab world, and all the Scandinavian countries. Commercial buildings, businesses, tourist attractions, and infrastructure, all across every developing nation, all simultaneously creating their own little piece of the global puzzle. It should not be difficult to fathom simply bringing a handful of all those global projects together and placing them within a few miles of one another at the same point in time. It's already being done in the United Arab Emirates as I write these words.
Fun fact: it is said that twenty percent of the world's cranes are currently working to expand the city of Dubai alone. That's pretty incredible. If Altera is to become its own success story I expect in time to see a similar statistic featuring the name of our first city.
Why should we be any less capable? It's not about miracles, it's about simple geography, and timing, and planning, and logistics. Yes, I realize it will take money, and much more, in terms of logistics and organization, but otherwise, why not?
Cooperation of our people creates speed and efficiency. Speed and efficiency are of the essence. As I said, the idea behind 'Fast-Rising-City' is to put our new civilization up fast and efficiently. This, assuming it can be done, has several obvious benefits:
- The simultaneous presence of citizens and businesses benefit the simultaneous presence of citizens and businesses. That is, our businesses will need both employees and customers in order to survive. Likewise, our citizens will have need for both employment and places to buy food and merchandise, to eat out, to seek entertainment and recreation, and so on. Those corporations and industry who come in early will have need for employees, for line workers, for customers. Every citizen will have need for housing, for food, for other amenities. By bringing in everyone at once, or as close to 'at once' as is possible, everyone present benefits everyone else.
- The faster the nation rises the faster the people rise. Despite their resolve and can-do attitude, a dozen families with a cool flag living on an oil platform in the middle of the ocean have only so much international appeal (though I appreciate their attitude). They are less likely to encourage further immigration to their new 'nation', less likely to gain respect or even recognition in the global community, less likely to be accepted by their international peers. Neither is it easy, as a prospective citizen, to contribute to their cause, to see their goals emerge before our eyes, to get excited about their accomplishments. Tens of thousands of citizens, or hundreds of thousands of citizens, or millions of citizens in a new nation upon planet Earth demand to be recognized, demand to be heard, demand to be respected. Size and success breed instant reward.
- Fast-Rising-City guarantees those of us involved early on will get to enjoy the fruits of our labor before we die. If you're twenty years old, you might not get it. If you're fifty years old or older, you see what I mean. Who wants to work their butt off for nothing more than a footnote as one of Altera's nation-builders or first settlers? There might be unselfish parents out there willing to do the heavy lifting solely to ensure their children and their grandchildren are raised in a high quality, ultra-safe and satisfying environment, but me, I'd like to witness and enjoy my new country, and I assume other older folks like me will want to enjoy it as well, at least long enough for us to look down on an active, bustling, sparkling new city with a glass of celebratory champagne and know we had something to do with it's creation.
- A fast rising nation encourages participation. This is part of the allure. No one wants to wait fifty years to see the end results of their hard work, and it would be difficult recruiting people to get involved if only their children could reap the benefits of our project. If we make it happen now, the excitement you feel while reading this book can be directly channeled to the visible project budding right before your eyes.
As I said, relatively speaking, I believe we are capable of putting our creation up overnight. That will take money, commitment, and eager participation by all who wish to benefit from an early entry to the country, including not only the first citizens of Altera, but also our first businesses, corporations, and industry, but this can be done.
Colony Construction Plan