Who are we
Lets explain the concept of a virtual country
For now we are a landless virtual state, our citizens, are citizens by choice not birth or convenience, and all have to hold at least dual citizenship as we have not as yet asked any country to recognize us.
There have of course been and are many landless states, originally the Jews, Romany's and more. Of course groups like this historically have not always been well received, some would say persecuted. Perhaps small minded officials don't have the brain power to recognize that an alternative and open view is not always dangerous to them. Perhaps its just the fear of what they do not understand.
We in part have overcome this by breaking our activities into real world activities that any even moderately intelligent person can see is beneficial to so many people and the virtual world activities revolving around a virtual kingdom and more that they may have more difficulty understanding and as well all know what people, do not understand they are often frightened of.
Democracy, opposing corruption, justice, and taking a clear view of society
What is now New Atlantis started out as the choices programme a group of writers, who got together to look at choices for both individuals and societies and this work is still containing through the independent Inquiry society, which is a part of new Atlantis and through independent FactFinders who we set up and support but are a separate non profit organization.
So in a world full of lies, spin and corruption what good can this do.
I want you to stop and think, don't accept for a moment what you have been told, lets look for example, at democracy. In most counties what passes for democracy means the power is in the hands of the biggest gang, minority views or groups never get a look in and the system is established, so that power stays where it is and it is not possible to express another view. This means that minority groups faced with always being excluded, often will result to terrorist action and we see it all around the world. Note please, not us, we present a totally peaceful look and interpretation. The standing orders of our president is that we stay peaceful, whatever injustice comes our way, we have to avoid the temptation to join others in the gutter of life. We may not agree with what some minority groups do, but is it totally their fault, when they are offered no alternative. Some may suggest the answer for them is through the ballot box, but further study will show that in the vast majority of situations the party machinery, or candidates that raises the most financial backing will win in over 90% of cases.
Look at another item, corruption, this exists everywhere. Every country, and is worst in those places who refuse to acknowledge or put in measures to identify and control the problem. Although New Atlantis is in part a non profit company registered in the UK, its the UK where we have had the most problems with corruption, the sort where those who should sort it out, turn the other way and pretend it does not exist. You cannot eliminate it, but you can at least acknowledge it and by this means, seek to reduce it.
Justice, what does that mean to you, picking on a person, persecuting them, putting them in inhuman conditions, destroying their lives. Taking years to investigate problems, systems that give different levels of action and outcome based on the amount of cash you have. For example, where our president is based in Britain most prisoners are kept in inhuman conditions and under a regime that few realizes exists, and it is difficult to see how anyone can justify this in this age. Poor conditions, near zero medical cover, and in many cases 23 hours dungeon like confinement a day. Much of the press is fooled into giving a more rosy picture, and often the worst conditions are encountered by the innocent people, spending many months on remand. Over half of the people held on remand are totally innocent and many will be found not guilty having completed their long drawn out sentence in advance. Around a third of people locked up are totally innocent, a third innocent of what they are locked up for but guilty of something else and a third guilty. There is no attempt to rehabilitate people and when they complete being put upon, we just dump them back into society. Many in prison turn to drugs, and for many the contacts they have made in prison are their only means of survival when let out.
Ok, you may say, thinking people and those prepared to look into the darker corners of society may find things they do not like, but what can we do with so much rot in society. Are we not safer keeping our head down. The problem is, just about everyone in the British legal system, Judges, barristers, solicitors etc is aware of the corruption and injustice, and that there is no means of correcting it in the system, but most have become so used to it that they just point out that nothing can be done, while others may feel it is necessary to support their life style, and after all it doesn't effect them does it!!. Every year, many thousands of people in Britain who are leading blameless lives become a victim of this evil.
We are not picking on Britain, there are many dark corners of this world. Of course Britain is not unique, corruption exists everywhere, innocent people are imprisoned, commercial injustices prevail, and more.
We are not a protest group, neither are we involved in terrorism, or in any countries political system. We are motivated by our history towards creating our own floating kingdom, creating a place where we can develop the honor based systems we want to live under.
Only if we all decide we will not stand for this, will it change. In many ways you may feel the citizens of New Atlantis are ahead of their time, citizens of the future rather than a primitive past.
You will find if you look at our objectives further that although we have a number, the principle one is quite simply;-
To improve the quality of the lives of our members (citizens).
We achieve this by a mixture of real world activities
through clubs and organizations we
You can find out far more of what we stand for by looking at our archive site, as well as the history of the last 40 plus years of our organization, developing from a writers group to an independent virtual state. Discover many other sites we have, the starting point for these can be found on the websites button at the very top of this page, or within other pages of this website.This of course is the driving force, to improve things, to make things better to help everyone improve their own lives. Our real world activities are therefore not so much about looking into dark corners as empowering people to enter the light and help both themselves and others.