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Anarchism & Equal Money System

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“While the popular understanding of anarchism is of a violent, anti-State movement, anarchism is a much more subtle and nuanced tradition then a simple opposition to government power. Anarchists oppose the idea that power and domination are necessary for society, and instead advocate more co-operative, anti-hierarchical forms of social, political and economic organisation.”  Susan L. Brown[1]

There might be parallels between Anarchists and the Equal Money System ‘on paper’ from the perspective that there is a broad understanding of how it is that the current hierarchical system is not allowing any form of Equality to be in place.  Yet, the more and more I delved into anarchism, I became aware of the various factions within it that vary from individualists, communists, libertarians, socialists, creating distinctions on whether a political or economical opposition is emphasized – violent and non-violent… this categorization is separation which, in itself, already represents a rift from that initial theoretical considerations ‘equality’ within own ideology. Though, the common bondage and starting point of such identification is the same stance they have adopted toward the system: Opposing it.

Why is it that throughout history ‘revolution’ as either a “pacific” or through violent means has been regarded as the only way to overcome the system/ people in power –or at least stir the waters – within a particular country/ system?

Is it only that through rebellion and/or opposition we gain a sense of having power over the system?

Why have we not actually gotten ourselves to the understanding that: we can actually present a solution to the system without having to create a constant opposition to a system that we have created in the first place.

The pertinence of this blog is in relation to seeing how we have perpetuated old ways forged in the past two centuries of ‘overcoming the power,’ and continue attempting to create any form of ‘change’ through these means that have already proven themselves to be ineffective and dare I say obsolete and depleted. Otherwise we would have had some substantial changes by now. I’ll share some direct perspectives obtained from people that define themselves as anarchists and their reactions toward the Equal Money System, as well as ending up with a current ‘reality check’ toward the Occupy Movement that keeps going on while having to consider the basic sustenance for such movement to be able to continue, which is: Money.

Anarchism: We oppose the system, but live of it.

Anarchism in its etymology means ‘having no ruler’/ no government’ and is defined as a movement against  all hierarchy – which is how any word that sounds like ‘management system’ or ‘control’ creates a caustic reaction in their ears because such words have already been equated to the current forms of ‘management’ as the various deviations we have as ‘government’ such as kleptocracy, corporatocracy, narcokleptocracy and the names may go on and on, creating as many words as necessary to depict one basic crime perpetuated by all humans: money over life – all disguised as our current governments and political dispositions that are clearly not creating a definitive solution to create dignified living conditions for people and living beings in this world.

This is essentially where the problem relies: we cannot possibly continue existing in such an old-fashioned way of thinking society as this compound and structure wherein only a few individuals can take ‘the wheel’ of the system, and do everything for the rest of the population in terms of making decisions and taking care of the basic functionality and sustainability of the system. We can see that government only exists as the executive power of society ‘on paper’ – meaning within he legal terms of how it is constituted – regardless of how it currently ‘executes’ its functions. However, the Actual System is each one of us existing within it, being active participants and beneficiaries of what is here as part of the Earth. Within this, we can understand that no one can ever be really ‘out of the system’ because by virtue of existing in this world = we are all in the same system – that’s the basic common sense point to grasp. Within this ‘opposing it’ is creating separation toward ourselves.

Money has become the abusive agreement that we have all complied to as the way to establish relationships of convenience and self-interest  with each other within the world. Within that, no dissident group can actually refrain from being an equal beneficiary from. Not even if money is apparently ‘not used’ within a ‘self-sufficient community’ – the fact that a single pair of human beings agree to place some form of value upon what is HERE of the Earth as the alternative ways of exchange such as ‘Bartering,’ still implies a form of capitalism. Why not creating  instead a new agreement for humanity to give access to each other to what is Here of the Earth unconditionally?

And even if this could be a reality for them in their own communities, just because of it not being implemented in a totalitarian way as in an overall reform to the global system, it would remain as sectarianism and a rather reversed form of elitism wherein the actual benefit for all beings in the world is not being taken into consideration.

Discussing Equal Money with Anarchists

A few months back I spent several hours explaining these points to an American guy that is an Anarchist – full blown supporter of Occupy Movement and Anonymous groups. It was around the time when all Desteni channels were shut down and we were facing the point of what it was to actually be ‘silenced’ from the system because of being giving the most-threatening message that has created a ‘rift’ to the current capitalist status-quo, yet quite simple and non-violent at all times: Equality as Life.

What I have found interesting is discussing and talking to people that have defined themselves as ‘Anarchists’ – two individuals specifically at different times and  from different countries/ backgrounds and considered as the non-violent kind – is that they had a fair understanding of the system and are dedicated to live in communities that stand ‘apart’ from the system while reinforcing their sense of cooperation – basis of the syndicalism they support – within their own communities. The usual stories that they share reveal a continual ‘tension’ toward the system and specifically toward the authorities, which are related to confrontational aspects like being taken to jail for ‘petty theft’ and essentially being marginalized from the system simply because of, obviously, deliberately placing themselves as being opposing the system while taking the easy way to ‘live of the system.’

What does this friction and continuous resistance create? Nothing else but separation from ever being able to actually cooperate to create a solution that stands as what’s best for all as and within the system itself.

What is fascinating is that even in these groups, the idea of becoming one and equal as ‘They/ Them’ referring to the corporations, governments  and ‘elites’ within the world seems to be quite a disgrace and almost an aberration, because the foundation of their movement and sense of identification is ‘opposition.’ There is a great drive and desire to do things ‘their way’ and no one else’s way. This and the continual projection of blame toward ‘the elite/ the government/ those in power’ in the system made our conversation almost useless, because of not willing to see what it means to Take Self Responsibility for the system. It is almost paradoxical that they have set their own rules based on a  great sense of ‘collectivism’ and support toward each other in an almost ‘unconditional’ manner – however such strong-sense of  identification is based upon and driven by an initial point of separation from the system = separation from anyone else that is not self-defined as anarchist.

When discussing the Equal Money System with them, both stopped hearing the moment that the proposal is set within the system and established through political and democratic means.  What is the basic discordance here? Realizing and understanding that: We Are the System – we cannot possibly be opposing something that is ourselves, our own creation.  It is useless to set up ‘new rules’ that could only affect small communities that are neglected and self-relegated from the central governance, while the rest of the world simply continues falling apart. Isn’t that rather elitist in the sense of not considering that a solution must be implemented at a global level?

The Solution comes from Within ‘The System’

The moment that actual Self-Responsibility for the system was laid on the table, the less they heard about what we are proposing in terms of living Equality not only within a selective group of individuals wanting to ‘escape the system,’ but extended as an actual participative and educational process wherein ALL are included indistinctly.  I explained how it is not to judge your ‘corporations’ as the evil in this world, or ‘money’ as the problem in itself, this caused some evident discomfort simply because it cannot be conceived or understood that the fuel for such machineries resides within each one of us regardless of consuming their products/ services or not. By the single fact of being using money = they are equally supporting the same system they are opposing.

So – this all seemed quite apathetical for them as a form of “living” within the system. I concluded in such conversations that there is no sense of Self Responsibility as an actual understanding that the ‘change’ must come from within the system and based upon terms that will take into consideration everyone in the world. The very fact that people that are currently starving are not part of their ‘planning’ and aims as a collective, already reveals that there is no actual understanding of what equality implies within the context of the whole as the world.

I realized that it’s easier to ‘go along’ with ‘fucking the system’ while leeching off the products and services from the system and creating a sense of ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ within a rather conditioned state of threatened and often violent means of survival.

What I have realized through the educational process of what Equal Money System implies is that we can never actually ‘escape’ the system, no matter how hard we try: we can only end up spiting ourselves. This is essentially what we have done with knowledge as to ‘set our own rules’ disregarding the actual physical laws that govern this reality, which affect and are applied to the whole indistinctly.

Knowledge is separation from common sense

‘Authority,’ ‘control,’ ‘money,’ ‘government,’ ‘power,’ – these are words, they are our creation and the way that we have abused words cannot only be looked at from the perspective of ‘the system’ as the political, social and economical structure we are currently living in, which is capitalism in all forms in the world. First we have to look at how we have separated ourselves from each other through the very knowledge that we have imposed  to create our own ‘dissidence’ from the system. The absurdity of it is that: We ARE already separated, we are already living in opposition toward each other in a rather ‘utopic’ world wherein we use paper and coins to obtain means that we could simply agree to give each other by setting up an agreement to distribute all resources in equal ways!

What is knowledge in this world but the agreements that we are now opposing and creating anti-thesis for with a plethora of reasons and justifications to not take self responsibility for our creation. Opposing the system/ being an Anarchist is just like being an atheist that defines themselves according to the ‘non-existence of god’ which is how spitefulness is created as a pseudo self-empowerment through  knowledge = it is not physically real!

Real power can only exist in Equality

That is how any form of ‘intellectual revolution’ such as communism, anarchism, Marxism, communism cannot be REAL within the sense that they wish they could be, simply because the physical reality that is equal as everything and everyone here is not considered within their foundation. By pointing fingers at someone as ‘the evil one’/ opposing them is not considering the fact that such person is also themselves as well. Basic common sense is neglected even by the ‘thinkers’ within any of these movements of which I’ve met some examples of in the past – from scholars to activists to regular anarchists = all missing out the same essential point: We Are The System = We Take Self Responsibility For Our Creation.

‘Them/ They’ was a recurrent speech pattern from these individuals. Blaming corporations, the government, ‘the system’ as this big monstrosity that cannot be ‘beaten’ any other way than just running away from it, or burning it down to ashes – apparently.

It is fascinating how even the so-called ‘rebels’ within our current system cannot possibly handle the fact that they are one and equal with the ones that they take as arch-enemies within the system.

The very fact that an anarchist or ‘leftist’ or plain antagonist toward the system is still existing in contrast to ‘the right’ or ‘capitalists,’ confirms that their solution is not sustainable, because it’s not based upon universal-principles such as Equality as Life. Continuing to dissent half of the world can only perpetuate wars within the system, which is unacceptable.

“If it is correct, as I believe it is, that a fundamental element of human nature is the need for creative work or creative inquiry, for free creation without the arbitrary limiting effects of coercive institutions, then of course it will follow that a decent society should maximise the possibilities for this fundamental human characteristic to be realised. Now, a federated, decentralised system of free associations incorporating economic as well as social institutions would be what I refer to as anarcho-syndicalism. And it seems to me that it is the appropriate form of social organisation for an advanced technological society, in which human beings do not have to be forced into the position of tools, of cogs in a machine.” – Noam Chomsky [2]

Fascinating way to neglect the fact that such machine is what keeps food on the table, what keeps the internet going, what allows us to read his articles and books – isn’t that biting the hand that feeds as well? These are very basic points often neglected within any opposition or ‘occupy’ movement. Now that we are in such realms let’s catch up with the latest.

Occupy Wall Street needs Money to exist

We have written about movements like the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous groups ending up more like another layer of the ongoing terrorism in the world and creating more crisis and loss than the one they are fighting for.

Is this the way to go within the system? Absolutely not.

Let’s take a look where the occupy movement is after almost 5 months of ‘occupation.’

With donations to Occupy Wall Street falling significantly and money starting to run low, the movement has imposed a partial spending freeze to make sure enough money is available for crucial functions like bailing protesters out of jail.

“We need to stop all new nonessential spending until we get our budgetary committee together,” Haywood Carey of Occupy Wall Street’s accounting working group said Tuesday.

Money is a controversial issue among protesters, as some see it as necessary for the movement to thrive and others want to reject it entirely. Recently, Occupy Wall Street’s accounting working group began interviewing candidates for an accountant.[3]

The fact that MONEY is required to move any ‘movement’ that stands against the system is quite paradoxical.

The conclusion is that within the Equal Money System we don’t require to create any form of ‘distinctions’ or ‘specification’ because we simply stand for Equality as Life– we oppose no one, we include all, therefore we are neither anti-capitalist or anti-communists or ‘anarchists’ because both poles and dissident groups have been formed from the starting point of MONEY being the point that creates the disparity and Inequality that defines them and keeps them associated in the first place. We stand within a principle that will allow money to become a single tool that supports all living beings to have a dignified living in this reality.

This can be implemented through political means and through the principle of ‘one human, one vote” as the direct democracy that should have always existed in this world. We understand that creating opposition as standard or any form of policy that creates separation is the beginning of the current capitalist, sectarian and discriminative  system that we’re still living in as the world system.

Therefore, there is one single principle that should be considered by any political and social faction that agrees with the points explained here and is willing to collaborate and participate in an equal way to create a system that considers creating dignified living conditions for everyone within this world: Equality in all ways.

Knowledge can only stand as a point of dissent whenever it is not applicable and practical to provide for physical solutions required in this world. Theoretical and political dissertations won’t manifest food on the table of those that starve – money provided in equality along with the understanding of the responsibility each one of us as human beings hold toward this world as the current world system, will create a substantial change that can be lived if working together to educate ourselves – and others – about the importance of being within the system to eventually create a political stance that people can become a part of through a basic understanding and self-agreement of the living-responsibility we all have to exist as within this world.

We are human beings that understand that creating any political reform requires people, education and participation within the current system, which includes generating money in order to keep running our educational and political agenda. Understanding ourselves from the starting point of how we create this system as a reflection of our own mind is the basic starting point to create a reality that is equalized from within and without. Equal values means no more value other than the consideration of Life in Equality. No need to oppose, rather live in Self Responsibility.

Occupy Wall Street Common Sense

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Sources:

[1] Brown, L. Susan, The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal
Feminism and Anarchism
, Black Rose, Montreal/New
York, 1993.

[2] Chomsky, Noam, Chronicles of Dissent: Interviews with David Barsamian,
Common Courage and AK Press, Monroe, 1992.

[3] AIDAN, GARDINER. “Money Low, Occupy Wall St. Tightens Budget.” New York Times. N.p., 2012. Web. 1 Mar 2012. <http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/occupy-wall-st-faces-its-own-economic-realities/>.

Basics on Anarchism:

An Anarchist FAQ

Basics on Equal Money System:

Equal Money – Future of Money – Volume 1

What the FAQ is an Equal Money System – Volume 1

Wiki entry on Equal Money System

equalmoney.org

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Strike at the Heart of Capital: John Holloway and the veils of theory upon Common Sense

Posted in Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, common sense, communism, Crimes Against Life, dependency, economy, Education, Energy, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Equality Development, escapism mechanism, life as equal value, make believe system, Marxism, México, occupywallstreet, profit driven industry, protests, Reform the Monetary System, Revolting Humans, Social Enterprises, socialism, sociology, State of governance, theory with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by marlenlife

This is a review upon a recent interview published by Leftvision on 13/12/2011 wherein an overall view of the world was given by John Holloway (born 1947) a  Marxist theorist that I got to meet him on a few occasions while trying to grasp sociology and its function toward an actual ‘change in the world,’  which lead me to realize that academy – as controversial as it may intend and pretend itself to be -  is Still feeding off of the same system – or biting the hand that feeds – which is what I find interesting considering that he’s talking about how the opposition eventually gets absorbed by the system, which is precisely what any social theory and their creators end up doing anyways, and it’s perfectly normal. Why? because there is no actual ‘way out’ of the system:

We Are The System

There seems to be a common stigma attached to the word ‘System.’This word is coming through with a charge of antagonism, disgust or even absolute rejection while perceiving it as a synonym of ‘control’ and oppression.  However, a system implies perfection, implies functionality, implies consistency in its application which makes it trustworthy, just as the system that this entire planet is existing as.

‘Fighting the system’ has certainly become the shout-out for everyone still participating in protests that have been going on for the past two years now on a global scale,  and as much as John finds them ‘fascinating’ as an indication of the ‘cracks within the system,’ we have defined them as useless and futile in their existence as long as there are no actual practical and defined proposals to their intent to ‘break the system/ make wall street fall.’ As much as they can be an indication of this current system being obsolete or developing such ‘cracks’ as John explains  – which I definitely agree and its self-evident in all ways – we say that there is another way, and time is being wasted by people camping on the streets instead of becoming educated on how to stand within the system to create a change/ transformation from within.

We have to being by saying: The eternal support toward ‘fighting the system’ must come to an end – common sense, the system feeds off of such struggle, just like light is created from rays going from cathode to anode – that’s how this reality operates, powered through polarity – hence any form of opposition, revolution or eventual war only creates another stepping stone for it to upgrade, rejuvenate and keep functioning within an improved level of control, which is what the current protests are managing to provoke within the world at the moment.

Having placed some basic clarifications here, let’s walk through some statements made through the interview which I will discuss in order to place some basic common sense points to consider within this seemingly elusive endeavor to ‘crack the system’ – which is currently capitalism – at its core.

“We are the crisis of capitalism “

The fact that one can conceive capitalism without an inherent quality of crisis is rather innocent, to say the least. It cannot possibly be that ‘all of a sudden’ the word crisis is linked to capitalism which is almost like saying ‘the grass is green.’ It is obvious that the moment that a system is founded upon make-believe values upon reality, deliberately schemed to polarize society and endorse all forms of abuse toward humanity and the ecosystem, that it would eventually reveal itself as unsustainable within the consideration that such values are not based upon the physical reality = they can be manipulated ‘at will’ which is how economy and laws have been keeping a system of inequality in place, without having any intent to create an Equality-System within this world, for the obvious reason that there must be slaves in order for masters to exist.

If you look at the human body as  the perfect system that it is, all cells are equally important to create the tissues, the organs that create the systems which comprise the totality of the body – there is no ‘more or less’ in that – hence capitalism is like suddenly making the cells on your liver more important than the ones on your colon, or more important than the cells that create the veins that make the money flow throughout the body in an equal manner. What happens with the unequal growth of cells in the body? Cancer is created as that bodily rebellion to point out where we have created such a disparity within ourselves, which eventually leads to decay and eventual death. That is what is happening at the moment with capitalism, we have developed the cancer and the cure is HERE yet only more greed for power could be the obstacle to neglect  the solution, which is as we have mentioned: an Equal Life based System.

Thus capitalism has been an inherently flawed system from its inception. In other words: it was meant to get to a point of inevitable crack/ crisis and we all have certainly accepted and allowed it, this should have been a premise within the realization that no god has placed the rules of the game in this world: it is our creation, it is our responsibility to change the rules of the game to equalize the playing field.

“Capital is a constant attack on people”

Capitalism is not just a system, it’s not just an unjust system – it is a constant aggression

The general approach of ‘capitalism’ as this separate entity from ourselves is rather pointing out to abdicate Self Responsibility within our very participation of creating and feeding such ‘monster.’ The attack that we are inflicting upon ourselves and the entire biosphere can only have its origin within separation. By neglecting the basic principle of Equality and Oneness as the physical non-spiritual realization that we are Here in this world as physical-beings that coexist within the same biosphere, we create a leeway for systems like capitalism to exist. Hence the problem is in its very core educational, because the schools are created within a system of profit – hence profit is what will be endorsed and supported as a general aspiration to achieve within the individuals. If we had been actually indicated on these very basic common-sensical aspects of reality, such delegation of responsibility to a fictional-entity that is powered through our participation would have been stopped from the very beginning. Thus the attack is on us, the joke is un us and we have created it.

We could go further into the realization of how we have created of this system an external-manifestation of our own mind as a social, economical and political system wherein we all claim dementia as if the rules of the system had been laid by a god and were ‘immovable’ or ‘divine’ to ever challenge or question.

“You must work faster” = Profit for capitalism

We don’t want to be robots = we got other tings that are important in our lives”

The moment that we created this division of ourselves between our physical body and our mind, the moment that we accepted and allowed ourselves to believe we are this thinking-thoughts and feelings and emotions, we created the first divide that would eventually be the starting point of creating a system wherein we have created and set-up our own jail, our own system of abuse. While writing this, we can forgive ourselves for having played dumbed all this time, blaming a god for apparently placing some form of biblical damnation upon Earth and its inhabitants as to create some form of meaningful lesson in life that can only be evident as the realization of how far we can go to abuse ourselves and give continuation to that abuse as long as our personal interests are not intercepted by the implosion of reality within this current economical system.

For great power to exist, you require a lot of energy – and that energy has been each one of us living in a system that is constantly producing in means of ‘economic growth’ without ever realizing that in that, life was never being considered. We can only be the ones that have set up a system in separation of ‘that which is important in our lives’ which is LIFE itself! Common sense, how have we created our own repression through the participation in a system that is evidently not caring about life at all, but only caring about numbers within a system that can be translated as money that can be used within the same system to live at the maximum ability to exploit others and live like kings and queens.

Our vocabulary says it all: we have accepted slaves and royals as roles in humanity which indicate the extent of brainwashing we have learned from kindergarten – there is no one to blame, but only actions to take on to ensure this won’t ever ‘happen’ again.

The cracks
in the system

“We are proud to be the crisis of a system that is destroying humanity”

-Refusal to turn into machines: “our insubordination, our refusal to bow down – ‘find the way of living according to a more human logic, a logic that ‘makes sense’ – we’re going to do things in a different way”

Giving continuation within the understanding of this ‘evil system’ being our creation, we can see that we are only fighting ourselves the moment that we pretend we are actually able to find a ‘better way’ within human logic. Human logic is a synonym of self-interest, greed and – last but not least – reptilian logic. Some basic anthropocentric considerations must be in place to realize that because we have created the current system, the way out of such system can only come in a way that we do not only ‘defy’ the system in itself, but also ‘cracks’ the foundation of the infamous ‘human nature’ that is based upon greed, desire for power= money and the eternal pursuit of happiness that is constantly implanted and impulsed as part of the carrots on the stick for everyone to keep going without ever having time to question anything about this deceptive and masochistic mechanism to generate profit as the fuel for the system.

Within this, being such ‘cracks in the system’ can only be a rather schizophrenic mode of attacking ourselves to then come through as the victorious vindicators of mankind, without realizing: we have done it all toward ourselves, there can be no proud in breaking something that we built in the first place, it would be just a form of dissociation from reality which is what we have been living as for a long time already. Such stand-off is then absolutely unnecessary as it only promotes a rebellion toward: ourselves. This is how the regular anarchism relies on pointing fingers toward others, endorsing separation and further alienation from ‘the system’ while justifying it with the self-sufficiency excuse.

These cracks are necessary – however there is no proposal toward a definitive outcome – it’s not to ‘bring the cracks together’ to create a bigger crack and eventually find out what to do next – no. And saying ‘there is no future for humanity’ are big words for a single mind that cannot see the fact that we have been the ones building our own doomsday all along = it can be stopped, it can be corrected. Knowledge can be the obstacle on the way of Self Realization.

The way to ‘make sense’ is simple: Common Sense = what’s best for all in all ways. that’s the most encompassing and equalizing sense there can ever be, yet it is vital to understand equality as the principle that must be understood not only as ‘fairness’ but as the realization of who and what we all are as equal-parts of this entire world.

“We’re going to create a new way: Ecological community, going back to the land “

As much as it sounds like a nice plan, if such community only considers  a lifestyle that is pertinent to the Zapatistas, then it would certainly create a major exclusion that is simply not viable in this world. I would say it is not about getting to know how such community will function – which is then looking at how the current Resource Based Economy proposals are basing their foundation upon. No – it is about first and foremost implementing a living-principle that can ensure that such community is not only considering a few ‘outcasts of the system’ which can only be a preferred belief by anyone that wants to ‘step out of the system’ – or believe that such thing is possible – as a way to not have to take Self Responsibility to implement a solution that is equally applicable and viable for every living being in this world.

Unless the whole is considered, be sure that such communities will turn into another system of tribes/groups that will eventually have to impose another form of control over the resources in order to survive – see ‘Bartering is still capitalism’ for further reference.

I do suggest that lectures and seminars on sociology, economy and any other form of political consideration must go back to the very basics of understanding how only a system based in Equality can thrive in this reality.

“Are we walking in the wrong direction?

We don’t want to go into the direction of capitalism, we want to find the way to disobey”

The way of protesting, fighting and battling against each other is certainly promoting the ‘wrong direction’ simply because it has been tried ad nauseam throughout history with no conclusive outcomes that can be deemed as actual solutions within this world.

I definitely do not support and question the endeavor to promote disobedience and dissidence as ‘the way to create a change’ in this world, which is the usual resistance that in physical laws can only create more ‘heat’ toward that which is being resisted. Thus – we definitely have to first stop trying to ‘riot the system’ as it is only by standing within the system and the realization that we have the faculty to create the laws in the system, that we can implement the new way of living, which must be Life in Equality.

Creating an idyllic sense of ‘solidarity’ through joining in to ‘oppose the system’ is not precisely what the ‘brotherhood of man’ should have as a glue. Such ‘networks of solidarity’ must be founded upon the realization that we are equal and one in this reality and that we have to start living by basic principles such as Equality as Life wherein we understand that only through working together toward a single outcome will be be able to create an actual transformation in this world.

The current problem is as we know, the lack of cohesion that we have lived as simply by having been instructed and indoctrinated to live in a world wherein ‘there is not enough for everyone’ and in this, instilling the idea of everyone being a potential enemy that could take the throne before us. This is exactly the type of survival skills/ genera conditioning that the Equal Money will bring to an end. It is a cease to the ongoing fire that we have continued in means of winning and/or defeating to an ‘opponent’ which we have neglected is an equal part of ourselves within this world.

Thus, you cannot ‘fight capitalism’ by using the very means that have built capitalism in the first place, such as divide and conquer. We are a group: humanity, we must stand together. There is no ‘they’ within this, there is only us having to take Self Responsibility, stop all malarkey and walk toward the implementation of a system that is truly considering all as equals.

How to stop reproducing capitalism?

“We don’t know”

That’s certainly not an acceptable answer.

Is ‘breaking’ and ‘avoiding’ the solution? Is a ‘constant struggle’ and ‘rebelling’ the solution? After 17 years of the conflict in Chiapas = nothing has happened other than remaining as an elusive ‘movement’ that has gained more fame for its characters than any actual substantial reform within the system. Why? Because separation cannot be the way to ‘regain a dignified living.’ Zapatistas represent separation through a self-righteous move to create an ‘autonomous’ entity outside of the country. The moment that special rights are created toward people according to their ethnicity or nationality = no change will ever go on, because the way is not to exalt a certain group to ‘overcome’ the ones that are perceived to be in power – but to establish a system that works for everyone equally.

“We don’t have any model”

We do, it can only exist by a principle, not by ideology or model presented within the past.

It’s called the Equal Money System and it breaks apart any form of convoluted social theory that has only dissected human beings as subjects of study without ever actually considering the most basic, simplistic facts that must be included in any form of social reform and/or consideration of guarantees/ rights that can be applicable to all beings regardless of their current affiliations. Equal Money System is of actual substance: the only value in this world must be Life in Equality.

“I think we can only see it in the context of an ongoing struggle”

See, the entire Marxist approach of struggle of the classes and the continual proposal for the proletarian to overcome the bourgeoisie is not applicable any longer, as that would only create a reversal of the roles. We cannot possibly remain at the level of theories that were developed over a 100 years ago! We cannot possibly remain in such theoretical stagnation taught in universities as part of a 21st century sociological approach toward this entire system in spite of the evidence of it requiring a major reform. This is outdated and certainly a waste of time to try to continue revamping the ideals that have been proven to be ineffective in the world. As long as the heads of the academy remain married to the heroes of the past, we won’t actually walk into the realization that:

Nothing of the past has ever worked to create an actual transformation and reform at a social, political and economical level – hence WHY are we still trying to take the past as a reference to a world that has already given its last turns around capitalism? We are NOT any longer entering an Industrial Revolution – in fact, we have Depleted the world now as a result of that. We cannot base life upon ‘work force’ or selling it as a form of survival. We cannot possibly remain creating ideas of only achieving any form of change through ‘struggle’ – that is as archaic as our own existence has been in this world.

We have to stop the ‘survival of the fittest’ type of approach toward any form of change/ transformation in this world.

As an example in relation to one of Holloway’s fervent causes, to me the Zapatistas remain only as a reminder of how Not to create a group that becomes part of a national novelty wherein no actual change or progress is made. Time to move on.

“Escape the circle of reintegration through permanent moving and the strike at the heart of capitalism“

“We hope because we know that there is no alternative” – there is no way out – 99% probable there is no way out, we’re doomed, this is it, this is the end of humanity, we’re on our way but somehow we have to look for this 1%, for this Insane possibility that we can still break the system”

I agree, it is an insanity within the current parameters wherein Equality is diminished and often misunderstood as communism, thus relegated as some form of relic that has no ‘chance’ within our current world.

It is thus such insanity yet extreme simplicity such as the principle of Equality that we are in fact ‘breaking the system.’ We have been testing this through the presentation of the Equal Money System wherein everyone sees it as something ‘impossible’ which only confirms the effectiveness of “education” within our reality to numb ourselves to ask very basic questions like: ‘How have we accepted and allowed ourselves to create and participate within a system that is clearly not supporting everyone equally and even endorsing abuse in the name of profit?’  – However, we have been so imbued in our personal bubbles that any concern of ‘the greater sphere’ as the world is only relegated to the job of a few that we ‘pay for/ vote for’ in order to ‘take care of such businesses.’ Then we dare to complain because of the misused of resources and wrong-decision-making in congress?

That is certainly not acceptable. We have to stop neglecting the reality that we are missing HERE wherein such 99% represents the percentage of time we have spent in our minds, worried and concerned about ‘that which is more important to us’ as Holloway mentioned in the video, wherein the very functioning and management of the system that makes our lives possible is seen as some alienating monster-like entity that we have to fight in order to ‘break free.’ That is certainly not the way and it even sounds like another heroically achieved outcome can be created out of that, ensuring there are some others ‘losing’ in the way. So, where does Equality fit in such equation?

“I think capitalism is always going to want and reintegrate rebellion”

“We can’t allow ourselves to be institutionalized, we just have to move on, we have to rebel in other ways” -

That is certainly so – hence none of the revolutions have actually made a change in this world. Why? Because opposition gets absorbed by the system, just like the current attempts of communism in the world or the very ‘dissident theories’ that are considered as ‘leftists’ within a usual ‘rightist’ system – just another side of the same coin, really.

Unless there is an overall reform within the system for ALL equally, there will still be parts that will try and absorb/ reintegrate the dissidence. However, this can only be as long as we remain separated through our own beliefs, theories and neglecting the most basic common sense: we must work together with Living Principles and not only remain within ideological or theoretical approaches to what’s best for all. This is how knowledge corrupts life.

If a system that’s best for all and considers life is implemented in this world, there is and will be no need to fear being institutionalized – this is yet another stigma such as the one placed onto ‘system.’ It’s merely the way that we have lived the words that frightens us, yet is is our very own creation that we have built out of proportion.

“I think the heart of capital is Money – maybe what we have to think, maybe the big challenge is: how do we break money?”

Holloway calls this the real challenge of the crisis and indeed, it is so. However it’s fairly easy to see how money can be ‘broken’/ reformed from its current foundation on debt, basing its existence upon laws that are deliberately created to confuse the population about the most basic facts wherein it’s obvious that money is a synonym of control – just as knowledge and any other form of theorizing about reality.

Therefore, how to break the spell of money as power? of money as control? We Equalize it as Life, as equally accessible for everyone – that breaks the spell of it. See, the approach is not to ‘fuck the system’ / break it – but rather stand within it to re-form it and transform it into a system that works for all.

People panic about the current future of the Economy, however that is only looking at the already fixed system that controls money as ‘power’ in this world over others. By reforming this monetary system, removing its spell as this all-mightiness attribute we’ve given over life, we’ll start realizing what type of religion as values, codes and creeds we have implemented upon the life that is here as Earth.

“How do we break money? “

Equal Money System – Equalization is the only way you can break any spell of polarization in this reality – in all ways.

Holloway makes a cool point: Money is already the point of social cohesion in capitalism which is one of the reasons why we have explained that we cannot just ‘remove money’ and go for a ‘resource based economy’ – which I still don’t get the title of that as economy implies management and for managing you require an accounting tool which is what we are explaining Equal-Money will be . At the moment it is about creating a ‘homeopathic cure’ to the current capitalist system – that implies using a placebo such as equal-money to create a proper understanding of what we have created within this world when implementing differential values upon reality, instead of living within a one and only common-value which can only be LIFE.

This might create extreme resistances to acknowledge, even after having spent several years of walking around theories trying to find a solution while in fact, we have missed it all the way: Life in Equality is the solution to this world.

And this would be In-Fact the type of revolution that capitalism cannot reabsorb simply because the current capital rules that are based upon money as it currently exist, will be no more once that we equalize money as life – simple, once that all values are equalized, value in itself ceases to exist.

The fact that ‘Money is so central to the existence of capital’ makes it seem as ‘the root of all evil,’ while we have explained that it is not so that money in itself is the problem – money is innocent: it is the rules under which money is currently existing that are the problem in the world. Money is our creation – hence we are perfectly capable of changing the rules of the game through political reforms.

“Fighting to push money out”

See – there’s no need to fight, but only educate ourselves to see how it is that money is a make-believe system that is currently diverting our attention into a survival mode, instead of realizing that money in itself doesn’t have to be fought against or exterminated, but only reformed from its roots toward an equalized value which, obviously means no more values will exist – but only physical accountability of individuals and their requirements to live/ exist in a dignified way as Equals.

Isn’t this what all revolutions in the past have fought for? Why was it never actually implemented then? Because of money remaining intact in its ‘lucrative foundations’ which were never intended to benefit ALL Equally.

Who is the real enemy?

You have to ask yourself: who’s the real ‘evil’ in this world’ Is it the entity we have pointed-fingers at as “capitalism?” No! That is our creation, that is our cookie-monster that must be debunked with common sense = what is best for all. As long as we give power to a make-believe system of money as god, we’ll remain trapped within the illusion that ‘change is impossible’ or that it will be a  battle royal to do it. It certainly won’t be an overnight reform, however it won’t either be an armed revolution because there is no need to fight or oppose those in power. Equality System implies ALL are included – so, there is no need to overcome a particular elite  – it is about dignifying the life of those that have nothing to eat, of giving proper living-conditions to every living being in this world and that does not only include human beings, but animals, plants and the entire planet that IS the real and only ‘value’ that can exist, the real and only resource that allows us to continue  the rhetoric in such theoretical mindfucks while the answer has always been here in simplicity.

We can only forgive ourselves for the ignorance that we have played out, trying to complicate ourselves and find ways within a system that should have been based in Equality as Life since the very beginning. We can’t change the past – we are here to create the present into a sustainable equality equation. That begins within our very own mindsets that must be cleared up from academy bugs that have kept theories and systematic criticisms at the margin of just that, nothing but words that have never been able to consider the most basic and incredibly simple – yet overlooked al this time – reality facts: we require to establish a system of Equality in the world through money valued upon LIFE itself – no more waiting for miracles.

To recap:

Creating a ‘rebellion’ that capitalism cannot re-absorb:

Equalize money as Life and capitalism cannot exist in Equality.

“We don’t have the answer”

WE DO have the answer: equalmoney.org

Wiki entry on the Equal Money System

Conclusion:

“We have to keep developing the questions and keep fighting for that”

See, this is how I would always end up in any of the sociological or theoretical meetings about the current state of the world- and by this I don’t only mean Holloway’s conferences/ lectures – but throughout our entire educational system, we are always left with that ‘spine’ wherein it is apparently impossible to come to a definitive conclusion about the course of action that must be taken. To me then it seemed as if because being a sociologist is a profession within the realm of Capitalism as well, that such ‘elusiveness’ within it was reinforced just so that everyone could keep their jobs in theorizing about reality without being able to come up with a simple solution that can literally, actually, debunk the roots of this current capitalist system.

Capitalism is nothing else but the ego of man built upon as the godly effigy over a reality that has been unconditional in giving/ providing everything that we require to live. What have we done in exchange? Abuse, manipulate, control and extort others in order to maintain a system of energetic disparity wherein only some could have all the money to be able to have subordinates doing all the ‘hard work.’ What type of lazy abusive gods have we been and become throughout time?

This is how Equal Money System not only represents the equalization of Money to become a single accounting tool to distribute/ give equal access to the resources/ means necessary for each living being  – but it also represents the perfection that the human has sought throughout its history, neglecting the very first point which is seeing god as something separate from ourselves; instead of realizing that we are the creators of this reality and that we can actually set the rules wherein there can be no ‘more’ or ‘less’ than – and within this, debunk the entire hierarchical structure upon which the current system is cemented upon. This is then the principle that humanity has only written in constitutions, never realizing that as long as money was placed on top of Life itself, the god-money would rule over common sense.

For further discussions, please visit:

Equal Money System Forum

Equal Money – Future of Money – Volume 1

 2010 Equal Money System: WAR is Unacceptable

Quotes taken from the video:

John Holloway über die multiple Krise – John Holloway on the multiple crisis

 

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