Good afternoon and welcome to this very special occasion. If you do not believe this is a very special occasion, there is no point in you being here, even if you have bought a very expensive ticket for the seat upon which you are sitting.
If you are a property developer, I should really tell you straight away that you are probably in the wrong place. A truly enlightened society is not a place in which to profit unfairly at the expense of anyone else, and nor is this theatre. Perhaps you bought your ticket from a tout.
The developers of a truly enlightened society provide leadership for a peaceful world. I am one of those developers. I am also the artistic director of this theatre.
Anyone seeking to be involved in the development of a truly enlightened society is required to encourage empathy and thoughtfulness amongst everyone involved. The challenges for everyone in overcoming egocentrism can sometimes be immense, for example.
Understanding conflicting points of view is an essential feature of a truly enlightened society, even before it is developed. Whether in a theatre or on a larger scale of creative endeavour, it is my job to show people how to transcend conflict justifiably and resolve it through peaceful arts.
Whether I have been on my way to Australia or on my way to the UK or on my way to anywhere else, I have been aware that everyone seeks financial peace of mind. One of my most important tasks, wherever I happen to be, is to supply several delightful introductions for a peaceful and prosperous world. That is obviously my intention here today.
There is much reading for everyone to do in preparation for the work to be done. There is reading as a cognitive process to be undertaken. There are many computer readings to be deciphered. It may also be necessary to have an influence on the reading of proposed legislation.
Sometimes, the readings may seem like schoolwork. At other times, they may seem more like an étude, depending on the skill, attitude and prior knowledge of the reader.
Anyone with sufficient awareness of the skill, attitude and prior knowledge associated with the duties of enlightened leaders will obviously understand the basis of enlightened societies. The wide-ranging challenges associated with wage labour, manual work and housework are well known to all enlightened beings, for example.
A truly enlightened society is a place for truly enlightened minds. It follows, therefore, that the wage labour in such a society should primarily involve persons with enlightened minds. This applies to manual work and housework as much as it does to creative work. But how is that likely to be possible without sufficient reading, sufficient training and sufficient motivation?
Reading in an enlightened way may sometimes require dramatic interpretation through an oral presentation. It may even occasionally require musical theatre skills. It is unlikely to require any psychic readings or the divination of omens, except in a dramatic context.
In the development of anything, there are likely to be risks as well as rewards. A creative idea is only an idea until it becomes something perceivable. A truly enlightened society is both a work of science and a work of art.
The work involves preparatory activities and the development of plans. One of the preparatory activities tends to involve some sort of funding arrangement.
Who should be expected to fund each aspect of the necessary electrical work?
Who should be expected to fund each aspect of the necessary transference of energy to its surroundings?
Who should be expected to fund each aspect of each necessary application of physical force in relation to the necessary work?
You may be interested in the development of a truly enlightened society mainly in terms of employment. But if you are not yet truly enlightened, why should you be employed in the development of a truly enlightened society?
Even if you are already reasonably enlightened, what would you expect of a job in a truly enlightened society?
How do you expect to find a job in a truly enlightened society if not through an employment agency, a trades union hiring hall or a talent agent?
And what sorts of careers do you anticipate arising in a truly enlightened society?
I have long been involved in the development of truly enlightened societies, in various parts of the world.
In some places, it is impossible to proceed, most usually for political reasons.
In other places, it is impossible to proceed for political and economic reasons.
In other places, it is impossible to proceed mainly for cultural reasons. That, for example, appears to be the main reason why enlightened developments tend to stall in Australia. The majority of Australians have enlightened attitudes. The people with political power tend not to be so enlightened, whether at the local government, state government or federal government levels.
When I first arrived in Nilkawt, that society was not particularly enlightened, even though its government, at the time, claimed it to be the most enlightened nation in the world. I am always required to convey an enlightened attitude through my leadership, ensuring the boundaries between the enlightened and the unenlightened are never breached in my presence.
In Nilkawt, I personify the symbolic ownership of all land as its head of state. There is no private ownership of land in the Ethereal Grand Duchy.
In New Nilkawt, there is likely to be no private ownership of land, either. All the land within that Most Serene Republic is likely to be held in trust, along with any waterways, all the air above New Nilkawt and all the resources and infrastructure below ground level.
The trustees of the New Nilkawtian Trust will be the Committee of the Presidency, consisting of seven highly qualified members. Each of those members will have previously sat as one of seven justices of the High Court of New Nilkawt.
The trustees will be appointed for a maximum of seven years, just as the justices will have been appointed for a maximum of seven years.
The minimum age for appointment as a justice of the High Court of New Nilkawt will be fifty and the maximum age fifty-seven. The oldest possible justices will therefore complete their appointments by the age of sixty-four while the youngest possible justices will complete their appointments by the age of fifty-seven.
The minimum age for appointment to the Committee of the Presidency will be fifty-seven and the maximum age sixty-four. The youngest age for retirement from the presidency is therefore sixty-four and the oldest, seventy-one.
As with most things in life, there is no guarantee that a justice will be appointed to the committee. That will be up to the existing trustees to decide.
Similarly, new appointments to the High Court of New Nilkawt will be up to the existing justices to decide. Only sufficiently enlightened beings from lower courts will be eligible.
A truly enlightened society is only ever developed with a clear, strong, legal basis, a clear, strong, economic base, and the clear, strong minds of future residents. If you are seeking to be a resident of New Nilkawt, you will need to show:
a) You have done all the essential readings,
b) You have legally acquired the necessary funds, and
c) You have indicated a willingness to do a considerable amount of work over the next few months.