This is the founding of Síofгa Tech (síofra sounds like shee-off-rah), the ArtScience Worker Cooperative for innovative Music Instruments and Co-Creative Ecosystems, open to all but deliberately inclusive of the most disenfranchised members of the LGBTQ+ communities, those of the African Diaspora and Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Polynesia.
To radically reduce the costs of living, guarantee housing and other critical infrastructure many of us find difficult to access, this will be a unique transit-oriented, mixed-use, Live-Work CoHousing campus in a near-suburban rural location.
Right now there are approximately 3 million cooperative businesses with the top 300 for-profit cooperatives generating over $2.14 billion USD in revenue in 2019.
I speak of a democratic economic engine employing the broad spectrum of skills necessary for a community to thrive and grow, lifelong learning and training, the opportunity to transition with confidence through many stages of life.
We cannot live the true promise of democratic liberty while practising our true religion, aristocratic class competition, each striving to build a self-serving empire.
Kings and Queens don’t work in solidarity but view life as a chessboard, with everyone a competitor, preferring mutually assured failure, rather than cooperative thriving.
My job isn’t to be your hero but to provide a sound community framework and honest socio-economic tools to strengthen yourself and those you love.