The Biotic Commonwealth
2) The commonwealth construct descends from England, where Saxons/Germans and Normans/French battled for control and Norman King John had to sign the Magna Carta or be lynched. The commonwealth idea is that the politically empowered must serve all, not just themselves: wealth must be shared commonly.
At the heart of the commonwealth construct is the concept of equality, which is grounded in the natural law of biotic self-interest: life wants to live and has the natural right to do so; (deny that right and the natural law is enforced as a sting, a bite and/or infection). The “elite” and the “common” are equally subject to this leveling “natural law”; political equality is biologically-based.
Wealth is a word that descends from from the Middle English word wele “well-being” on analogy of health, and further back from the Proto-Germanic *walô (“well-being, prosperity”).
> “Commonwealth” means shared health, well-being and prosperity.
5) The appropriate activity of the biocitizen is to garden, and when not gardening, to take and apply the gardening mindset wherever we go.
> The Biotic Commomwealth is our planet, a garden.