πŸ›•The Meaning of Order

What is an order?

It is easier to start by a funny yet useful example.

The most well-known example of order is the Jedi Order from Star Wars. Whereas the Jedi knights used the Force to keep peace and justice in the planets of the Galactic Republic, the knights of The Stable Order use their knowledge and skills to bring and maintain reliable stability in the ecosystems in which we are present.

In contrast to other forms of social organization, orders are driven primarily by their purposeful mission. Their members are guided by their code of honor, and above all, by their noble principles.

Why an order today?

Leaving the fictitious universe of Star Wars aside and looking into the real world, orders were particularly popular as a form of social organization for military and religious organizations in the end of the middle ages. They transcended infighting feudal silos, uniting them towards common causes. We conjecture that they contributed to bringing "light" to the "dark" ages, triggering a renaissance.

Today, despite (or perhaps because of) all the technological progress, the world is at a dark age of mistrust, misinformation, disinformation. Today, the world is again driven by greed and by naive irrational selfishness, which lead to wars of attrition between nations and unfair competition between corporations. It is a negative-sum game. And its consequence is that the world is facing a sustainability and stability crisis.

An order upholding the principles that can take the world out of this crisis is what we need today to bring light to our current dark ages.

Why an order dedicated to stability?

An order as a social structure is particularly suitable for an organization dedicated to stability.

Stability is not something that can be simply made into a product, though products (such as stablecoins) can certainly help. If such products were controlled by a single company, the company would, by definition, be prone to prioritize its own profit over the stability provided by the products. And the stable existence of such stability products would be subject to the financial health of the company. If the company were to fail, the products would fail. That is not a stable foundation on which to build stability.

Furthermore, stability is not something that could be achieved by a single corporation or by a single nation, since the instability issues that arise in the world typically emerge from the interactions between these entities. Stability is an orthogonal concern that affects all these entities and, therefore, an organization dedicated to stability needs to be exist within and across these entities, instead of being yet another separate entity. An order structure allows this. Medieval orders did not have their own feud; instead, their knights existed across feuds in Europe. The Jedi Order does not have its own planet; instead, the Jedi knights existed across planets in the galaxy.

Nations come and go. Corporations are created and go bankrupt. But the basic principles that lead to stable co-existence are immutable. Their necessity is permanent. For as long as there are people in the world needing to co-exist stably in the world, there will be people for whom The Stable Order's code of honor resonates and who will take action to make the world more stable. These are the knights of The Stable Order.

We are not yet-another startup company that will disappear when the seed capital runs out. We are forever, as we must be to be a stable source of stability.

Above all, stability is a state of mind, embodied in our code of honor.

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