Short and intermediate term aggenda HIO pursue in a condensed version as a
tool to help keep us on track. If anything here inspires you and you wish
to make a contribution or even take on an HIO role then by all means dive
in. There are often many sides and alternatives to
any social phenomena or point of view, by all means feel free to contribute
to the "other side" as it were, or if you think of a worthwhile expenditure of
HIO's resources then let us know so we can add it to this list.
Below are a list of intellectual tools that need to be forged, exposes of
of society to put under the microscope and they each have their counterparts in
the realm of "good-guys", which are probably more important to portray. To
remind a people of the genuine source of their frustrations is not enough,
we must point to and encourage speculation about the positive alteratives that
can be developed and pursued.
This practice slots easily into just about any definition of sin you care to
use. As well as highlighting those responsible we should try and expose the
good guys as well: who has done what to help get food to those who really need
it, food that would otherwise be sacrificed to Mammon in order to carve the
the chasm between value and cost this god demands.
Real Well Being
Economies can blossom and thrive in perfect harmony with, some would go so far
as to say in direct proportion to, the length of the soup kitchen queues of
the same states. Economic terms are usefull criteria for measuring many kinds
of things, but the well being of a state's people is obviously better guaged
in other ways - by housing and welfare, medicine, literacy and education for
instance. We need to forge an easily accessable or understood and relatively
easily evalutated formula for reminding ourselves how well we're really doing.
Aged: Value and Care Of
Our opportunities rest to a marked extent on the efforts expended by the
previous generation and it is interesting how tangibly we manifest our
appreciation. In purely greedy terms, the previous generation have a
wealth of experience to lean upon and are in all likelihood eager impart
it's lessons. When the lessons they have to teach are not orthodox to
the dogma of mammon, what becomes of them? Of arguably greater importance,
what becomes of the peoples who devalue and relagate to the fringes their
most experienced citizens?
before and after, us and them, all those situations where dogmatic expressions
change conveniently according to context, quite often but not always applying
to hypocrisy and spin. e.g. "axis of evil", "alliance of the willing",
"weapons of mass destruction", "crimes against humanity" and "war crimes",
"coalition of the willing", etc.
Reductions, privatisation, comparisons of expenditure that we need to effect with
similair costings for expenditure upon useless or damaging aggenda. Various merits
of earlier, existing and proposed schemes. Also the drift from
better to the worse types and instances of expenditure. E.g. Education and
child-care, Medicine, Housing, aged care, transport
All theatres of social engagment and interraction which, being lucrative, have
therefore been wrestled from the people and handed over to commercial interests,
e.g. sport, arts
Gifts from Nature/Life/God the ownership of and rights thereto are arguably our's
all to enjoy but are wrestled from the commonwealth and sacrificed to corporate
Purported verses actual and promised verses delivered; of politicians, CEOs, etc
Make Your Own Monster
Countries and individuals that publicly deplore activities and individuals that
they themselves have made no small contribution to; e.g. Hussein, Shah of Iran,
Somoza of Nicuragua, Pinochet of Chile, Millosovitch, Taliban, etc
Human experience the millenia over has afforded us a wealth of spiritual
technologies in many ways more practical than other disciplines.
Tit-bit spoon-feeding has the seeds of it's own destruction built in and rather
than this condescension, it would be worth presenting a series of articles and
links that tease out, more than anything else, how to apply simple spiritual
principles, and progress when you prove to yourself how effective and beneficial
such technologies are. Indigenous peoples' wisdoms the world over would be a
good start but many religions and orders also espouse fundamental principles
the forgetting of which can easily lead to some of the messes we see around us
An human interest organisation runs from physical devices (mainly 3rd hand
and much considered good for little but boat anchors and door stops by
those who insist on running only the best) which in turn run customised
utilities, all of it Gnu/Linux software. Domain registration and more
particularly bandwidth are also a consideration in running the HIO website.
If you're keen to pitch in and are more artistically inclined, consider
contributing to our arts subsite, "PLK". There's a suggestions page
there that may give you some ideas to get started, or you may have some
ideas yourself to suggest for other artists:
While you're there, take a look around, there's some very thought provoking
art there worth your attention.
Not satisfied with merely maintaining our current activity, we intend to
expand towards a more communities based site with opportunities for
communications and contributions from all. Time and money are required to
facilitate these and we give freely what we can to provide the product you
see here. Should you wish to further our cause and contribute with
donations of hardware, IT expertise, funding or advice for these, please
contact us at the email address below.
Here are the improvements we are thinking about:
Upgrade to larger hard disk drive for web server
Upgrade server hardware
Acquire and incorporate backup facilities
Construct documentation for use of our FTP server
Pefect the dynamic IP update script/utility to handle
our growing number of appendant web sites.
Upgrade email server, per hap add IMAP facility
Create an automated db/script based test site for future improvements