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Disposable Lifestyle Must STOP

Posted in Accepted and Allowed Life Abuse, basic income grant,, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, consumerism, consumism, corporations, Crimes Against Life, dignified living, Equal Money, Equal Money System, financial crimes, Labor, Law is Flawed, make believe system, man-mde world, Modern Day Slavery, Organic Robots, poverty, profit driven industry, Profit-Making, Reform the Monetary System, socialism, solutions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2011 by marlenlife

As we move into a year that has been marked as ‘the end of the world’ more and more perspectives on how this world is actually collapsing at various levels emerge in the media.
Evidence shows that we have built a world around consumerism, around buying and selling life in order to ‘make a living’ while producing more shit to live. And by shit I mean products that are not made out of an actual purpose and requirement to live, but are only manufactured to create new needs implanted and promoted through nice pictures that suit personalities and lifestyles that can afford being constantly seeking the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way of ‘living.’

Who has created such a system? Who has deliberately kept the current status quo of a never ending quest to ‘conquer the world’ as ‘the superior species’ that we’ve claimed ourselves to be? Us, all of us – humans. It is a great comfortable lie to only blame the corporations – because we buy from them; it’s easy to blame politicians – while we vote for them, and even if you don’t vote, we are all still accepting the current political system where only a few are ‘in power’ and taking decision for the whole. Though it’s also ‘great’ to delude ourselves into what this world ‘has to offer’ in terms of media and entertainment that is able to exist in a nice fluffy alternate reality where ‘everything is alright’ while bowing down to a system based in inequality, a system that is proving itself to have failed at creating dignified living conditions for all  beings, as well as an actual preservation of the resources on the planet based on indispensable consumption to live. But! this is not seen, this is not promoted because it goes against the ‘laws’ of capitalism where ‘the more you buy, the ‘wealthier’ you are,’  ‘the more you consume, the ‘happier’ you are’ – these have been underlying mottos that we’ve accepted as  our motivation to keep going in this world.

We have been the co-creators of every single policy in this reality that has stood only as a benefit for our hedonist lifestyles while disregarding what we are inherently supporting just by the mere fact of supporting and complying to a world wherein we  ‘buy life.’ This single acceptance has lead us to the horrible truths that only few dare to research upon.

Dead River

How come there is mercury in our light-saving light bulbs? How is it that water fluoridation is not controlled at all eventually creating damages at a cellular level? How come we’ve allowed an over-production of cars to have up to 900 million cars in this world – and still going up in numbers -all requiring oil that is the subject of wars, all of them expelling exorbitant amounts of carbon dioxide and other chemical pollutants into the air. It is certainly not cool living in a city where you can’t breathe clean air at all.

How come that we’ve agreed to make of McDonald’s one of the most profitable companies around the world this year while having material that gruesomely exposes their industrial farming where chickens are kept in the most macabre ways only to eventually be killed so that you can have your ‘happy meal’ – this is only an example among several other violations that threaten the lives of animals and humans alike in such massive production system. McDonald’s is ‘still going strong’ in the world where everyone is attempting to follow the ‘American way of ‘living,’’ promoting images of happiness and satisfaction while hiding the most atrocious ways entailed in their production.  Who consumes? We do and they are not alone.

Ronald’s company shares the throne next to companies like Google – god nonetheless – Pfizer, keeping the nations doped in well-established agreements with FDA and the entire brigade of psychiatrists that are more than happy to have you there every month seeking for your ‘antidote’ to any mental experience that you’ve created for yourself. Apple which has been the most effective in creating and setting ‘new trends’ in terms of updating products unnecessarily, creating a fan base of loyal consumers that keep the company growing around the world. Jobs might have been a ‘great developer,’ but he also found ways to create his products in a ‘clever’ way using slave labor in China, in factories where slaves/ ‘workers’ are forced to work over hours while living in  rooms with other 20 people, just to keep it all ‘sustainable.’ Now, who doesn’t have an iPod, iPhone, iPod or Mac ?

Nike, a company that reveals people sweating while enjoying their products but hiding the ‘sweat-shop’ actual effort and suffering within the factories in Asia, having workers that  have no other option than cutting meals a day just to afford painkillers in case of getting sick.All of these companies also produce exorbitant amount of rubbish that is dumped and not taken responsibility for, at all.  It is an all encompassing detrimental and harmful business that is currently placing animals in extinction, animals being abused and kept in the most insane ways to be killed and sold to cover the increasing rates of meat demand in the market. Add the polluting aspect with chemicals and hazardous materials that are often used in the products without anyone knowing about it. These are all then packaged and sold in plastic containers and wraps, all of it being part of the ‘convenient’ materials for a fast-food lifestyle that is sold and packed ‘ready to go’ to fulfill our needs/ desires as soon as possible with ‘great quality’ on top of that.  I mean, isn’t it obvious that this world is based upon absolute abuse, betrayal, harm and negligence to one another? This includes not only human beings, but animals, plants, the environment, the very air we breathe?

Looking at the garbage that gets dumped into the ocean: what are the solutions to this? Straining the ocean is not an option as that would certain capture other species as well. They argue that cleaning the oceans is ‘beyond any nation’s budget’ – what if money wasn’t an obstacle to do so? The point is to stop the problem in its root. We’ve built a society based on a disposable lifestyle that we believe ends up in the trash can. No. It is horrific to see what animals are having to endure and die from because of this human-made world.

We are completely delusional if we think that over a hundred years of having cars running in this world, we won’t have a detrimental effect on Earth. The same applies for virtually every single industry where everything we use, wear, eat and just ‘buy’ has an entire set if procedures behind that we’re simply not aware of. We’re neglecting the very fact that it is the accepted and allowed hedonist lifestyle that is leading us to this current state we’re living in. We have neglected the vital consideration to create sustainable ways to live, beginning with our monetary system which is the main cause to these profit-driven industries that satisfy consumers to generate more capital – and the chain goes on. Where does it stop? With each one of us.

 

Do we really care about each other? No, otherwise the abuse, disregard and general carelessness about ourselves and the environment  would not exist, because we would not have accepted the current economical, political and social structures in the first place where being rich is the ultimate triumph, regardless of who’s chest you have to stand upon to do so.

Where is our human integrity? Has there EVER been human integrity? No. And I am sick and tired of living in this sick and polluted world. I cannot continue blaming or neglecting the facts that exist here, I stand up for a solution that we see and realize it is the root cause for the majority of the current problems we’ve created in this world: MONEY.

Investigate the Equal Money System wherein we are creating and planning a structure based on Equality, where life is dignified and supported unconditionally for all, as a birth-right. This will stop the extensive abuse toward animals, humans, plants, the environment as the principle is Equality implemented through Equal Money where our basic requirements to live are supplied by virtue of living here.  By having our needs met, we will have all the time we require to start investigating ways in which we can clean up the world, as well as stopping producing unnecessary products that are only fulfilling a certain ‘personality’ and ideal-lifestyle that has never considered the reality that we live in, wherein those that ‘earn the least’ are the exploited ones that keep those on the top happy and celebrating a lifestyle that has its roots in abuse and suffering.

I could go on and on citing all the various aspects of human slavery, animal abuse, indiscriminate use of resources, social problems, political negligence, judicial unfairness, health detriment by untested products, lack of basic understanding of how we create this world, wars, famine, child abuse, family violence, consumerism, mental problems, greed, monopolies, pollution in the oceans, the air, our water depleted due to irresponsible contamination in this world…

We are Here, nonetheless.

Our reality will change, that’s for sure. But be aware that all changes made will only have one single purpose: Creating an Equal world where we stop the current suffering of all sentient beings in this world, stop harming and abusing ourselves because of money, stop abdicating our responsibility toward each other and start working together for a single outcome that will benefit all equally.

We are here to stop neglecting life, to stop our personal turmoil that tampers our ability to see what this reality as ‘our world’  has become by our own hands. We’re here to stop self interest to create common interests where life in equality means best for all.

Dare to Care http://www.equalmoney.org

Check out the Equal Money System Wiki entry

Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5uYCWVfuPQ
Food, Inc. – Industrial Chicken Farmers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwU5jIXSlU
Equal Money Blog – consumerism
Planned Obsolescence is the Saving Grace of Capitalism
Consumerism and resisting an Equal Money System
Consumerism and Education
Bernard Poolman – Energy and Consumerism

“Will Land Owners give up their lands in an Equal Money System?”

Posted in Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, Equal Money System, Equality Development, Imperialism, land, ownership, State of governance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2011 by marlenlife

To answer this question we’ve got to look at private property and how it’s become the point that has generated and made possible the current inequality and gap according to the ‘amount of wealth’ that a person is able to own; wealth implied as a placement of value upon what is here of this Earth, what we build/create/manufacture to live and support our living conditions through our life span which then gets a ‘value of its own’ which is the single acceptance that is now entailing that there’s an accepted and allowed idea of money over our reality, over life itself.

To own land within our current understanding is paying the government/banks the arbitrary price for such land to then make it ‘our property’. The reason why this is done is because no one has free-access to a place to live in which then means that each person must work and do whatever it takes to have a place to live in – either owned or rented.

If someone eventually gets to make enough money to own the land they live in, it  becomes part of the ‘patrimony’ of a human being. What’s rarely understood/ realized is how such ownership is based upon the current system of debt that we have as our monetary system, so it’s all a make-believe idea that we ‘own’ something yet there is no real value on it – we’ve been trapped within our own nonsensical world of a monetary system that’s based in a gigantic lie of money having any power over this reality in fact – we’ve all just agreed upon these facts as social-contracts yet, in common sense and within the consideration of the physical reality, there can be no other ‘value’ other than the value of life itself which is what the Equal Money System is here to clarify and make evident that which we’ve disregarded and accepted as ‘how things are’ throughout our existence.

So, The Delusion of Ownership is one of the key points to debunk first to then understand how it won’t be a point of ‘giving up your land’ because it’s only been ‘yours’ by a social-contract based in inequality as not everyone has the same access to own land or rent a place to live in.

The space that is here as this world doesn’t have a price tag, doesn’t come with name tags to show whose it is, it doesn’t place its own price according to the current economical affairs. What’s here is and must be made available for all equally, without making anyone a definitive ‘owner’ of it which is what leads to capitalism.

Private Property became part of the accumulation of capital that lead to the current system wherein greed as the desire to expand such accumulation of ‘wealth’ is existent at an individual level in human beings which leads to the inherent desire to ‘become rich, become powerful’ and eventually, become the ‘owner’ of as much  as possible for the sake of ‘money’/ power/ wealth and thus, having a certain security within the system. All fear of loss based in fact.

Fear of loss is what leads people to want to own the land they live in.

What would happen then if the land as homes and places to live in are able to be inhabited for a person’s lifetime as part of their right to live in dignity? Then there’s no need to ‘secure it’ and perpetuate our monopoly upon a single place if each person has the same access to property. There is no need to ‘buy it’ and ‘keep it for your children’ as they will be born with the same right and ability to have a place to live in for the rest of their lives.

Here we can see that the single point of being able to ‘own something’ is out of fear of ‘not having enough/ any at all  to live in which is what’s currently driving our system to a collapse because of the high interests on mortgages to ever own the house/land we live in which leads us to simply be trapped in a system of debt and ever-elusive ideal of ‘one day owning the house we live in’ without realizing that such acceptance of property, ownership and value upon things as ‘wealth’ are the actual aspects to debunk, realize and equalize as available to all so that all fears are seen for what they are.

We are able to then walk into a system wherein there will be an equal understanding of us Not requiring to ‘own something’ as we realize that everything that’s here belongs ‘here’ and it’s no one’s land but Earth’s land and we simply create a system wherein we can share it and coexist in equality within an efficient system that will ensure All have a dignified place and living conditions from birth till death.

No more ownership required, just equal access to a place to live in dignity.

Research the Equal Money System 

Further perspectives on Property/Land in the Equal Money System – FAQ:

Betrothing my estate to my children- Equal Money FAQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2jJPmRsDKY

Will I own my own house? - Equal Money FAQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5r9Fif9Zs

How will land be distributed or how will it be decided who gets what house? - Equal Money FAQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP20z3bR0Wo
The delusion of ownership
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzbTJMECZc
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