Jonism is the official state political ideology of the Democratic People's Republic of Jonitoria and is the political thesis of "The Great Comrade," General Marshal Jonathan W. Huehner.
Since 2010, Jonism has since been elaborated upon by General Marshal Huehner into a set of principles used by the state to justify all of its policy decisions. These principles clearly outline a need for total independence in decision-making, the advancement of a planned economy, the abolition of classes and the critique of social cliques, the establishment of "industrial armies", strict neutrality in foreign affairs and the expansion of communism.
Jonism was originally devised as General Marshal Huehner's overall critique of social cliques (goth, emo, prep, jock, etc.) and the stressing need for some form individualism, something General Marshal Huehner felt was lacking in the current communist movement. This belief in individualism was fueled by General Marshal Huehner's experiences in school through the feeling of alienation and rejection by other peers. General Marshal Huehner felt that social cliques were a root cause of this prejudice and sought the need to criticize and, at the same time, emphasize the need for self-guidance in a collectivized society.
Jonsim was put forth in General Marshal Huehner's speech On Implementing and Expanding the Ideals of Jonism on January 1, 2010 and was made as the DPRJ's official ideology on March 1 of the same year. Slogans and popular sayings were then spread throughout the country as easy methods of teaching the populace about the theory.
Jonist Theory of the People
"Socialist construction cannot be performed by antagonistic clique structures. Therefore, the people must strike a blow at the chains holding them to these self-defeating cliques and become one with themselves." - On Implementing and Expanding the Ideals of JonismAccording to General Marshal Huehner's speech, On Implementing and Expanding the Ideals of Jonism, the Jonist Theory of the People can be easily summed up in three passages:
- Criticize and abolish social cliques; humanity needs to overcome this obstacle in order to advance itself.
- Individuality needs to be emphasized and voiced strongly; independence from other wayward groups is a must.
- Plan ahead and ready one's self for the future; future needs require planning, no matter how big or small the need is.
Jonism openly condemns factionalism, familialism, patriarchy and elitism and has put forward the idea of individual workers as the only solution to these problems. Despite its tone towards individuals, General Marshal Huehner has taken numerous criticisms directed towards overly-centered arguments for individualism and has used his ideology as a balance between collectivism and individualism.
Economic aspects of the theory
"'Building socialism in our way' must become our official slogan in attaining total control of our means of production. Only through the planned economy, the Jonitorian Work System and our fearless work ethic can we fulfill the economic independence championed by the great Jonism ideology." - Towards an Independent, Planned and Self-Reliant National EconomyJonism maintains that while the national economy must be planned, self-reliant and completely independent, the people should continue to help one another and overcome any and all problems as a team. Official DPRJ records state that the Jonism ideology was initially applied during the early days of the First Jonitorian Five-Year Economic Plan and this kind of thinking later created the Jonitorian Work System, the state's own method for providing incentives for workers, improving the quality of products and maintaining good working conditions.
The autarky aspect of the theory has influenced the DPRJ to find solutions within its own borders to achieve higher and higher production quota targets. Mass mobilization of the working people has frequently been utilized to quickly and effectively produce materials in record-setting time.
"The people are the masters of everything, control everything and think of everything. Building socialism through our enemies is a defeatist cause and must be avoided. Therefore, we as a people must build socialism through non-alignment, neutrality and peaceful coexistence." - On Jonism and NeutralityJonism demands a strict adherence to a policy of non-alignment, neutrality and peaceful coexistence between fellow micronations. Jonism also analyzes "big" micronations and "small" micronations, measured by the influence of each individual micronation and categorizes "big" and "small" micronations accordingly. The theory lays out a plan for building socialism through gradual means such as positive relations, peace talks between hostile miconations and economic development that is guided by an emphasis on workers.
Relations with other ideologies
General Marshal Huehner has cited Marxism-Leninism, Trotskyism, Maoism, Guevarism, Ho Chi Minh Thought and the Juche Idea as contributing factors in the creation of the Jonism ideology (the non-communist philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche is also mentioned as an influence). Furthermore the ideas in Muammar Gaddaffi's The Green Book and his Third International Theory (a.k.a. The Third Universal Theory) have been cited as positive references for continual improvement and modification to the Jonist Theory of the People.
Jonism's call for "individualism in a collectivist society" has spurned criticism among fellow communists as "revisionist", "a step towards liberalism" and "un-Marxist." The state-run DPRJ media has condemned these accusations as "groundless" and General Marshal Huehner has written several rebuttals and clarifications regarding these criticisms.
State publications on Jonsim
The DPRJ has published several pamphlets through the Jonitorian People's Printing House describing the Jonism philosophy and freely distributes this written information throughout the country. Note: this is only a list of the known pamphlets to exist.
On Implementing and Expanding the Ideals of Jonsim (speech by General Marshal Huehner)
Jonism: An Introduction
Nation Building and Jonsim
Building Socialism through Jonism
Let Us March Under the Banner of Marxism-Leninism and Jonism
Overcoming Any Problem with Jonism
Think, Create and Alter Your Surroundings by Using the Philosophy of Jonism
On the Art of Jonism
Juche and Jonism
Jonism is a Science (introduction by People's Statesman Earl Huehner)
Military Matters: A Brief Discussion of How Jonism Will Impact and Shape Our Military
How to Use Jonism as a Weapon
Jonism and the Media: How Individuality, Total Independence, Self-Reliance, Neutrality and Self-Sufficiency Will Replace All Other Media
Jonism On Jonism
Working with Jonism: How You Can Be the Best at Your Job by Using Jonism as a Tool
Jonism in Space: Conquering the Stars with Individuality, Total Independence, Self-Reliance and Self-Sufficiency
Jonism: The Movie
I Can't Believe I Did That! How Jonism Made Kathy Lee Gifford Regret Her Life
Do Things Your Own Way: Be Yourself by Using Jonism to Help Create Your Own Individual
Jonism: The Unknown Ideal
Combating Ayn Rand's Nonsensical Narcissism: 10 Easy Ways to Confront an Objectivist by Using Jonism
Marital Problems? Try Jonism!
Eating with Individuality and Self-Reliance: How Your Eating Habits, Cooking and Diet Can Be Improved with Jonism
Finding Bigfoot: Jonism's Simple Solution to Man's Greatest Mystery
Jonism: The Movie Part II - Electric Boogaloo
You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: How Jonism Can Teach a Pet Anything
Fighting Bill Gates: How Jonism Can Enhance Your Windows 7 Experience
Fighting Bill Gates: How Jonism Can Enhance Your Windows 8 Experience
Fighting Bill Gates II: How Jonism Can Enhance Your Windows 10 Experience
Battle Redundancy with Jonism: Jonism Can Battle Redundancy by Using Redundancy
Trouble Sleeping? Use Jonism To Fall Asleep and Wake-Up Well
Karl Marx and Jonism: A Compelling Comparison
Jonism: The Final Chapter - How Dying Can Be Individually-Driven, Totally Independent, Self-Reliant and Self-Sufficient
Jonism and the Proletarian Path to Progress: How the New Economic Plan of Thought will Impact You and Benefit Our Guiding State Ideology