Decentralization is Permanent Redistribution.
We have a highly centralized society with wealth and power in the hands of the few. Decentralization does not simply build up independent people and life styles around cores of centralization. Rather it gets rid of centralization by transferring centralization’s assets and power back to the people where it belongs. Centralization is built on the average person working for big water to pay big finance and all the other big players with none left over for themselves to get free with. Decentralization redistributes the unnecessary power and wealth of centralization and makes it unavailable to future centralization schemes, all of which naturally involve hierarchy.
Decentralization starts with the opposite premise, the beginning premise that people are free. This is unsurprisingly is recognized in current redistribution processes. Old objectionable redistribution was the king taking from the poor. The new stuff recognizes the Jeffersonian ideal of the free person as the starting state. This is part of the reason in the States there was initially the insistence that the voter be landed so they would be free and independent so as to exercise the conscience they developed in that state and also to guard against their being bribed or coerced. For instance, there is no coercing truly free people into some war they disagree with. They have the means to resist, both psychologically and materially.
In this vein redistribution today mainly but not always and at least on paper seeks to take back from those who did not earn it in the first place and should not have it and return it back to those who did or by virtue of their share in the power and wealth as free citizens have a higher claim on the portion rendered. In essence it does not redistribute so much as it fixes distribution in light of the free state that people are born into and entitled to in a free society. It fixes what markets, marketing and corrupt manager types can’t. It also attempts to override gateways and artificially induced scarcity and no value added games.
What might decentralized society look like? Tomorrow’s free citizen many live someplace beside the city. If they don’t show up to work they also don’t collect welfare because they don’t need to. That means wages are much higher and treatment is better to the point of being democratic in any centralized work place, especially given the preference for decentralized compatible open collaboratists work arrangements. They own their house and the land it sits on and their kids inherit that land. They probably have a small garden. They probably have a faber. They have access to a community garden and faber. They have access to a free global mesh net where privacy and security are the default. They have solar with a deep back up, and a powered aqua foil system and a couple of electric cars they charge from their roof top. In short they don’t pay big water or big energy or big sponsored media or big telecom/cable or big pharma or big finance. But they aren’t isolated, they can talk to anyone, anywhere in the the world at any time and with permission even manipulate the local environs. They also aren’t sick and don’t experience much crime. Immigration isn’t an issue because states have been made transparent and decentralization means people aren’t hungry or chasing food. Giving the finger to centralization means globalist bullshit doesn’t work either. People are clear that it’s quality of life in terms of environs, leisure, and real security and not the DJIA or GDP that matter. They aren’t worried about retirement because they were born retired living off their technological inheritance in a society based on abundance. They have a right to be idle to keep centralization dead. They have deep life-long face to face relationships with at least 100 local people and they are mature and wise in a way that would seem impossible by today’s standards.
In short, big dies and its power is redistributed to people who don’t do anything they don’t agree with. And these are also people who grow up free from indoctrination with perspectives formed from their own from experience. They recognize sponsorship as censorship and are done with the nightmare of sponsored media and sponsored politicians. Their media systems don’t run on ads because they know this centralizing conflict of interest destroys decentralization and democracy. And once again these people don’t have debt or bills, there stuff is paid for. Each is their own boss. This is the power and promise of decentralization.