The Enlightenment Project


The Enlightenment Project

So, what is The Enlightenment Project? 

Put simply, the project is going to be a group of amateurs who will look at various aspects of today’s society – politics, economics, etc. – with a view to working out the problems with which we are faced.  The idea is for The Enlightenment Project to completely change the way that we face our problems and solve them in a way which is in the best interests of everyone and not just the privileged few.

The group who look at politics, for example, will look at the political ideologies that form the basis of the political parties but without the muddying influences of party politics.  Looking at the various ideologies, the group will then take the best aspects of all of them and seek to find a way to combine them into a new, fresh approach to politics which will then be used as the basis for a new political movement.  If successful, the resultant movement will be in a position to mould the political landscape for the betterment of the entire population.  The group looking into economics will have a similar function and so on.

The Enlightenment Project will not just look at politics, economics, etc., though.  There will be groups within the project looking at alternative energy production, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, art, the sciences, literature, philosophy and the so-called heretical sciences as well.  Each group will look at finding new perspectives in their chosen subject whilst writing papers on their deliberations for publication in a project magazine that will be considered as a beginner’s guide to everything, a place for debate and argument on the various subjects.

It is time for the human race to look at society, culture, the Universe and ourselves with a critical eye and the willingness to have an open mind.  We have to find new ways to solve our problems or we will be destroyed by them.  The Enlightenment Project is a step towards a better way of thinking, without the blinkered view of the so-called ‘experts’.  The members of the project will allow themselves to be guided by the teachings of a wide variety of experts but not to the point that they will be unable to create a synthesis of those teachings in a new and vibrant world view.

I hope some of you will join me in this work.

Location: Grays, Essex
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Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2016

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Party politics and governance in the UK 1 Reply

Is party politics a help or a hinderance to effective Government? Is there a better form of governance that could be set up at both a local and a national level? What would it look like?

Tags: party politics, political change, Enlightenment Project

Started by Valen (Myles) Cook. Last reply by joe taylor May 18, 2012.

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Comment by Captain Cae Os on June 2, 2016 at 13:42

Hi All,

This group sounds like me fellow pirates Rr.


Comment by Peter Goble on February 26, 2013 at 12:26

Yours is a noble and ambitious project, Valen (Myles) Cook and I admire your cheek!  I also like your logo, though I wonder if the other eye is closed in a sly wink :)

All things considered, I'm happy to sign up and perhaps I'll contribute here and there from my rag-bag of potty and possibly-not-so-potty mini-ideologies and speculative theories.

David Brandon (of blessed memory) said we live in a new 'age of alchemy' where it's hard to distinguish good sense from the ineffably stupid, and they're often inextricably mixed, but I'm happy to scrabble about on the stable floor looking for a filthy sixpence in good company, and to share it with my co-workers.

Comment by Ashley Cutts on January 9, 2013 at 23:25

direct democracy is the key to a better future. Within a democracy the public should get what the public want and that is not happening in Britain today. humanity wants to multiply and the popular thing to do is maximise human life. Popular government delivers sustainable population growth but government and big business are placing barriers not only only the claimant and working class but increasingly the middle class in this department. stagflation is democratically reversed.

Comment by Valen (Myles) Cook on May 17, 2012 at 13:56

Feel free to invite others!

Comment by Valen (Myles) Cook on May 17, 2012 at 13:23

You're welcome, Mark.  I'll be adding discussion forums soon.

Comment by Mark Dale on May 15, 2012 at 16:46

Thankyou for inviting me and I look forward to Lively debate and Discussion M


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