S: The Beginnings of Co-Op City: By Daniel Chen
FC: The Beginnings of Co-op City | By: Daniel Chen
1: Breaking Away From Current Society | Current society has gradually evolved into a world where respect is barely present. Both adults and children speak sharply, swearing is regular, and few families live peacefully. There has also been a great amount of obscene material in society. Sex, drugs, and violence are part of people's lives. Anyone can see that current society has fallen into darkness. There has to be a resurgence of light to penetrate the darkness, and that is what Co-op City is in this dark, evil world. It is human goodness, the virtues of mankind, that which can bring hope to the bleakness of the world and slowly rebuild it into the glorious society it once was. And so the idea for Co-op City was born.
2: Creating a New Society | With these ideals in mind, several of us broke away from the world and built Co-op City on a foundation near Chicago. That was a convenient location for people to travel to, so they could consider joining Co-op City. We created a socialist government that would balance communism and capitalism; the cooperativeness of communism, and the open market of capitalism. This would allow our citizens to balance their lives by having a career while working together with each other.
3: Ideals of Co-op City | At Co-op City, the Seven Commandments are part of every citizen's lives. The philosophies of respect and self-discipline are incorporate into each commandment to ensure the citizen lives a happy, healthy life. Consequences are only so that the entire society can remain in cooperation and peace.
4: Socialism and Balanced Government | The government is balanced with the citizens, and ruling is based on cooperation. Citizens have freedom to create new lives with careers and property.
5: Living in Co-op City | In Co-op City, every citizen will be equal and live in peace. With new ideals, people will rebuild the goodness of humanity back into society.