Black People : Your ideal culture, society and government


Well-Known Member
Jan 1, 2005
If you could found a new colony with like-minded people on another planet what would your ideal culture, society and government look like (this doesn't have to be practical)?

In my ideal culture :

-all sentient non-human animals would be considered persons and respected as equals

-there would be a strong emphasis on universal empathy and egalitarianism (moral egalitarianism - equal consideration of everyone's well-being and social egalitarianism, not necessarily political egalitarianism - democracy or literal economic egalitarianism- everyone having the same amount of resources, although I think moral equality implies distributing resources according to need) which would be the ultimate basis of this culture ( I don't care about all human beings but I'm not my ideal moral actor)

-there would be a strict emphasis on value monism, happiness would be considered the only thing of ultimate, inherent value in addition to everyone's happiness and suffering being considered equally valuable and dis-valuable

-attitudes about sex and romantic relationships would be casual and there would be no concept of romantic commitment (monogamy, romantic commitment and sexual conservatism wouldn't be discouraged but if this is my ideal society then the people would have similar attitudes. The competitiveness, possessiveness and blackmail that monogamy as a formal contract implies would be discouraged). If people chose to raise children or live together it would be on the basis of friendship

-sincerity, humility and compassion would be culturally more valued than confidence or high self-esteem

-there would be no social hierarchy, everyone would have the same social status

-'feminine' traits like co-operation, affection and generosity would be favored over 'masculine' traits like competitiveness, aggression and self-interest (in both men and women)

-the official state ideology of my ideal government would be either hedonistic altruism or hedonistic utilitarianism (I no longer ascribe to the idea of universal empathy ; I consider myself to be an agent-relative consequentialist - I only care-to some degree-about most, or at least some, humans and all non-human animals but I still think universal empathy is a better principle to build a society and culture on

-my ideal society would be 'anarchist' in the sense that government coercion would be unnecessary but not in the sense that the initiation of violence or the threat of it would be considered unjustified for any reason other than protecting autonomy and property rights - both of which would only be respected as a means to an end (raising the general standard of living). A law and the government coercion needed to support it would only be considered justified if it was genuinely assumed to be the only way to minimize more suffering than it caused

-legal rights would protect the interests of non-human animals as much as is practical but certain practicalities would probably make full-blown legal equality between humans and some non-human animals (like insects or other very small animals) impossible. Factory farming, vivisection, zoos, circuses and commercial breeding of animals etc. would be illegal

-I wouldn't necessarily favor a democracy over a genuinely benevolent dictatorship or oligarchy but if it was a democracy I would extend the right to vote to 16 year olds (and maybe older children) as well as prisoners and ex-convicts (life sentences without possibility of parole would also be abolished)

-there would be no money and no private property and resources would be distributed exclusively on the basis of benefit either through a voluntary gift economy (preferred) or an economy that was centrally planned by an explicitly hedonistic utilitarian or hedonistic altruistic government. Education (including post-secondary) and health care would be free

-beyond accepting basic moral values like mutual respect and universal compassion, immigrants would not be encouraged or expected to assimilated into the dominant culture, they would be allowed to maintain their ethnic and cultural heritages (it would be like the Canadian cultural mosaic in contrast with the American melting pot)

-corporal punishment and non-medical circumcision (of children) would be illegal

-euthanasia would be legal but restricted (including physician assisted suicides for people with a low quality of life but not suffering from any terminal physical illness)

-government, schools and public organizations would take an active role in promoting good health. It would be a very health conscious culture. Schools, hospitals, prisons, retirement homes etc. would not serve foods containing refined carbohydrates, sugar, salt, oil, caffeine, or animal products. The cultural diet would be comprised of healthy plant foods ; unprocessed whole grains, fruits/vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds

edited to add : -impersonal titles like 'Mr', 'Mrs' and 'Miss' would no longer be used. People would refer to complete strangers as 'uncle', 'aunty', 'grandfather' etc. (for example, public school children would refer to their teacher as 'aunty' or 'uncle' so and so or brother or sister so and so instead of Mr. or Mrs. so and so and the elderly woman on the bus or down the street would be 'grandmother' or 'sister'). It would also be acceptable for children to call adults by their first names

What about you?
Last edited:


Well-Known Member
Aug 18, 2013
You can't make up a ruling system out of scratch like that. Social and political structures have to be tried and tested over generations to work out kinks and find checks and balances. Also you will need a guardian society to protect it from social corrosion because in one day a charmatic person can topple your whole government for good or worse.

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
R Black Poetry : to have real fate is an ideal state if it befalls earlier in life I pause // frequent becase of rece Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 0
blazejay Black People Politics : My Ideal President Black People Politics 4
M Black Poetry : Real romances are ideal circumstances went to Walmart Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 2
N Black Poetry : Designing The Ideal Black Man Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 20
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Entertainment : 'MLK/FBI' director talks 'cancel culture' and the Civil Rights leader's legacy via unreleased FBI recordings Black Entertainment 2
SpiritualONE Black People : Your Problem is The Yurugu Culture Black People Open Forum 3
Perfection Mauritania : In Context Series: Collision of Climate, Cattle, and Culture in Mauritania during the 1970s Mauritania 0
Perfection Black People Politics : In Context Series: The Resurrection of the Warrior Tradition in African Political Culture Black People Politics 0
Perfection Black People Politics : ⇚M⊡⊡rish ∮cience⇛The Moorish Science Temple, Morocco, and Black Public Culture in 1920s Chicago Black People Politics 0
Perfection Black People Politics : In Context Series: Bootylicious-- Food and the Female Body in Contemporary Black Pop Culture Black People Politics 0
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Positive People : Black culture at the royal wedding Black People Doing Positive Things 7
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Spirituality Religion : How to Coach our Kids in Today’s Culture Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 0
nilevalley Black People : White western culture ageism disease has finally reached Africa. Black People Open Forum 5
jamesfrmphilly Black People : allowing-black-culture-appropriation... Black People Open Forum 0
BLAQ LOVE POURAHTREE Black Poetry : Outlaw: Languages, Contracts and Culture Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 0
Chidike Black People : Culture Vulture French Montana's Recent Hateful Comments Towards a Black Woman Black People Open Forum 90
chuck Health and Wellness : what truly does characterize african African-American culture in 2016? Black Health and Wellness 0
jamesfrmphilly Black People : Teen dresses as thief for culture day because white people steal culture Black People Open Forum 1
Clyde C Coger Jr African American History Culture : The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Grand Opening African American History Culture 44
DjajiPrime Benin : History and Culture of Benin Republic (Home of VooDoo) Benin 3
IFE Black Positive People : This Black Owned Online Store Sells School Supplies Dedicated To Representing Black Culture Black People Doing Positive Things 1
Clyde C Coger Jr African American History Culture : American Black Culture - A Picture from the Past ... Separate but Equal African American History Culture 2
chuck Black People : What Is The Real Basis Of Black Culture Today?!? Black People Open Forum 1
chuck Black People : Pop Culture Only Mimics Our Real Experiences! Black People Open Forum 0
skuderjaymes Black People : CHIRAQ: "It is culture and environment," Arewa Karen Winters, Loury's great-aunt, told the Tribune. Black People Open Forum 9
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Positive People : The Black American Power Players Shaping Culture Today Black People Doing Positive Things 0
Ra Nehem Black Spirituality Religion : NTORO: The Origin and Meaning of the Term 'NTR' (Deity) as Defined in Kamit and Akan Culture Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 0
chuck Black People : What IS Black Culture Truly Being Based On These Days TOO Black People Open Forum 5
chuck Black People : What Exactly Is Black Culture In 2015 Black People Open Forum 66
Clyde C Coger Jr Pan-Africanism : Why It Isn't Possible For Black Americans To Appropriate African Culture Pan-Africanism - African Diaspora 86
RAPTOR Black Entertainment : Compton, Comcast and Commercialism: NWA, Hip-Hop and Rape Culture Black Entertainment 16
Gorilla Black Education / Schools : Free class - Religion and Hip Hop Culture with Bun B Black Education / Schools 0
chuck Black People : What Is Black Culture In The States A Reflection of? Black People Open Forum 2
RAPTOR Black People : Prof. James Smalls: Black Economics & understanding What Is Black Culture Black People Open Forum 0
chuck Black People : Has Black Culture Become A Fantasy Trip? Black People Open Forum 25
Fine1952 Health and Wellness : The Body's Culture Medium Maybe Responsible 4 CA Development Black Health and Wellness 0
KingSango Black People : Adopt an establish African culture. Why? Black People Open Forum 20
ManicRaider African American History Culture : What is Black culture? African American History Culture 33
skuderjaymes Black People : Olivio Dubois, Great Grandson of W E B Dubios on Harlem Culture and Gentrification. Black People Open Forum 0
Blackbird Black People : Culture, Culture Black People Open Forum 22
BLAQ LOVE POURAHTREE Science and Technology : Information Technology is the Nu Black Culture Science and Technology 10
BLAQ LOVE POURAHTREE African American History Culture : Black Females In Porn: Sexual Culture Showing Aggressively Perceptive African American History Culture 0
WhatNeedsToBeDone Black People : Is it against SOME immigrants culture to say PLEASE or THANK YOU? Black People Open Forum 14
Clyde C Coger Jr Uganda : Culture war: Film links U.S. Evangelicals to intolerance against gays in Uganda Uganda 7
BLAQ LOVE POURAHTREE African American History Culture : Culture of Love African American History Culture 1
chuck Black People : How Do You Define The Words: Culture/Education/Economics/Politics? Black People Open Forum 3
Q Black People : Why is it considered "losing your culture/heritage" if you don't talk to other black people Black People Open Forum 13
rapchild Ghana : Learn About Ghanaian Culture and etc Ghana 0
chuck African American History Culture : The Roots Of Our Real (And True) Culture-! African American History Culture 2
Similar threads

Latest profile posts

$1 Billion Black dollars in 30 days
Destee wrote on Marcchris's profile.
Hi @Marcchris ... Welcome Welcome Welcome!!! :wave: ... Thanks for joining us AND becoming a Premium Member! :cheerleader: ... I am honored. Please make yourself right at home! Much Love and Peace.
Destee wrote on rhymebad's profile.
I Love You! :love:
Destee wrote on dunwiddat's profile.
Good to see you Sister! :cheerleader:
Kemetstry wrote on dunwiddat's profile.
Where have you been hiding ?