reply to post by 74Templar
Man, that's a lot of WORK!!
They'd do what I tell them to or I'd peck them to death with my Ninja skills!! .... and beat them with my new light-saber cane!!
ok, ok.... ummm response subject to chage depending on what mood I'm in later today...
1. It would depend a lot on the size of the group. A few dozen, a few hundred, a few thousand…. Up to about a hundred or so, I’d keep it more of a
“family unit” with everyone being responsible for doing their part and I would keep things organized or pass it to someone else who may be better
qualified at organization or a group of 3 or more to organize together. I don't want one person in charge of everything. If the numbers were larger
than that, up to a thousand or so, probably a group of “elders” who made decisions after getting input from everyone and everyone would have a
right and a chance to voice their opinions on the big decisions. If we got into the thousands, then each small group could be represented by their
chosen individual who would meet with the elders for decision making that would affect the entire group. It would be like several little family units
in the hundreds joined together with the governing group taking all the others into consideration for making the decisions.
2. A location should be chosen that is surrounded by natural resources, yet easy to protect in case there were rogue groups out there wanting to take
what we work for yet allowing for interaction with other groups. Probably similar to the forts that were built centuries ago. A central meeting place
with homes both inside and outside the fort depending on personal preference as well as storage areas for people to share any excess for the good of
3. Depending on the size again. Less than a hundred, everybody does their share and helps one another. More than that, probably bartering which would
most likely lead to something being considered as currency such as gold or salt or other things that have been used throughout human history depending
on need and availability.
4. I’d set up something similar to the Hammurabi codes that encourage others to be fair and just to one another and have penalties for extreme
offenses. I’d encourage conflict resolution within the groups with arbitraries to listen to each side and try to help them come to agreement. If no
agreement could be reached, the arbitrary would bring that to the representatives or elders and a decision would be made.
5. Since we have a wide array of religions today, it would depend on the group. Everyone would be free to practice their religion as long as it
didn’t infringe on anyone else. Religion should be pertinent to the individual and not forced on anyone else. If someone wanted to pray, they could
pray, but they wouldn’t be allowed to force anyone else to pray or expect them to. If there are certain things they feel they should refrain from as
far as personal practices, then they can do that, but they can’t demand that others do the same. They would have to taper their religious practices
to the codes set up to ensure the safety and freedom of others in the group. (no human sacrifice, no killing in the name of their God, no expecting
others to behave in a certain way that’s not in the code).
6. The people would be their own army and everyone would work together to protect the community. If a threat came from within, that person would be
forced to leave the group if they refused to adhere to what was best for the group and agreed upon by the group. As the group grew larger, some would
be responsible for being the primary protectors and enforcers of the codes set up. Whatever weapons still existed and worked would be permitted and
used, but as tools for hunting and protecting against any rogue groups. If anyone used a weapon against another member, they would be banned from the
group unless that other person was a rogue threat, to be decided by the elders. Violence within the group would not be taken lightly as we have to
work together now that civilization has been all but destroyed.
7. Anyone willing to accept the codes we set forth and abide by them would be welcome in our group. New people would be subject to “parole” where
they are taught our ways and helped to become a functioning member of our society. If they choose to not abide by what has been set forth, they would
be asked to leave, if they refused, they would be forced to leave.
8. Every person would be expected to contribute based on their skill and ability. If they have a strong interest in farming but don’t know how, they
would work with someone who did know how to learn the trade. People would be expected to teach and to learn and work together for the good of the