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305. Price System in Equal Money Capitalism

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Prices will be a numeric value of the perfect equation that embodies the  equal-remuneration  to all involved in the creation of a means to make life possible in our social organism.

 

Continuing from :

For context on redefining capitalism, read: Day 180: The Word ‘Capitalism’ in ‘Equal Money Capitalism Redefined

 

 

 

Redefining CAPITALISM

Capitalism is an economic system that is based on private ownership of capital goods and the means of production, and the creation of goods and services for profit.[1][2] Elements central to capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets, and a price system.[3]

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism

 

 

Price System

  You can buy anything with a price, the big mistake was putting a price upon life – now we’re all paying the consequences. (pain-in we all are.)

 

 

Problems                                                            

  • Pricing is the mechanism that sustains the fallacy of a system that revolves around makeshift values that generate and equally speculative concept such as ‘debt’ that everyone uses in order to buy or sell means and products, which is our living resources and work force turned into merchandise. This implies that the price we pay for things doesn’t go in an integral way toward the suppliers, but they pay their own debts as well, this means that the money always goes back to the place where it came from: the banking system/ owners of money, it is thus a usurious system and price the quantity representing a relationship of separation in itself.

  •  Elitist Tool: Not every single person has access to buy that which they require to live. By fixing prices an entire being’s life is defined according to what he/she can afford, and by setting a price system, the distribution of goods and services are settled, aiming at certain markets that also determine everyone’s lifestyle: you buy cheap products because your income is low, and you buy luxury items/expensive products because you’ve got more than enough money. We have accepted this as ‘how things are,’ accepting such limitation in a normal manner equal to realizing ‘the sky is blue’ and never questioning about it.

  • Prices determine the quality of products: if you buy cheap products, the chances are that you will be using/consuming a product that is the spawn of planned obsolescence and built/ elaborated/manufactured using slave labor, which means that t might seem like you got a ‘great deal,’ but never really trace back the process to realize how such product came to be so cheap when compared to others, and bargains always contain a higher level of exploitation, not that t is not existent in ‘expensive items,’ but mass production means mass-workers to be able to handle the demand.
    • On the other hand, people believe that paying more for something means paying for quality, while this has been mostly also abused in order to generate the most profit, since there is no real consideration left when it comes to making the most money.

  • Scarcity: this is a great tool used to elevate prices and justify it with the belief that there is not enough to cover the demand. However there have been many examples of how this so-called scarcity is deliberately created to earn the most profit. Sometimes people buy an entire production of let’s say cacao to produce chocolate, they stack it/ hold t/keep it out of the market and create the belief that there is not enough, and as such, the chocolate industry suddenly has no more cacao for its production. Cacao becomes a scarce resource, this then forces the production costs to be elevated and then reflect such speculation on the pricing of chocolate. Now, chocolate is a fancy example, however when this happens with prime-products of first necessity, such as wheat or corn, you get hunger, and that is really a big problem since such scarcity is another ‘rule of the game,’ to speculate even further.  There are various other ways or environmental conditions that may cause this problem, however this is just an example.

  • Abundance is for those that can afford it, obviously. Prices don’t matter if you’ve got a lot of money, prices become a bitter number to look at when one can barely make it through the day and each cent counts. This disparity implies that our minimum wages are not in correspondence to cover the basic needs on a daily basis everywhere in the world, on the contrary, we all know that it is impossible to live with 2 dollars a day, yet we’ve kept billions of human beings living with that amount of money, not being able to afford anything to live properly, many opting  to then do slave labor, sex services, selling organs, buying drugs to mitigate hunger and the list goes on, Poverty is thus a direct result of this Pricing system that decides who can Afford life and who Can’t 
  • Price convenience comes at the expense of diminishing fair pay for others, this is as the name says convenient for the buyer but a crime against fair pay for the laborer that sees no diminishment in their working hours.

  • Price is set up by ‘market forces’ in global financial systems that fluctuate and vary according to an unsettled behavior that maintains everyone within a constant level of uncertainty about the cost of things based on these speculative forces that obviously, only benefit a few that make the rules in the first place.

Inflation is the general increase in prices on a nationwide scale — and can only be caused by an agency that has the power to act on a national scale.

That agency is the government. Inflation is the increase in prices caused by the government ‘inflating’ the money supply with fiat dollars.

 

Doesn’t capitalism cause the inflation of prices?

No. Under Capitalism, the prices of particular goods can “fluctuate” over time, but the general price level of most goods decrease over time due to capitalism’s limitless progress.

source: capitalism.org/inflation

  • Price inflation without Wage inflation as the source of polarization. Prices then become the most basic way to restrict/ limit the ability to buy what is required by the majority to live.

 

 

  Solutions                                                                   

  • The prices we will pay will actually embody a sound distribution of money  for people’s work and taxes in order to maintain the system with political intervention as the necessary regulation to monitor proper functionality and stop any form of speculation or fluctuation without cause. This means that the final price will be the amount that will be equally remunerated to people as their wage, which is what Equal Profit Share implies.

  • Since there is no actual ownership of the resources, the pricing system will not imply ‘paying for the resources,’ but simply for the work that will imply paying for the people that will take care of maintaining or restoring the balance and sustainability necessary within a certain environmental location from where the raw materials are taken. This implies that the price will not reflect paying for any point of assumed ownership upon the Earth’s resources, but instead t will go directly to support people doing the actual work.

  • Pricing system will hold the mathematical equations of equal support to all bodies participating in a certain organism.  This means that a number won’t subsume the Value of Life, but instead it means the Value of the work that enables a fair use, transformation and consumption of the necessary resources to live. Markets will reflect then the stability of such equal distribution of profit/support/gain to all bodies equally.

  • Prices entail Equal-Share which means that we can all have the certainty that the amount that we are paying for our goods and services is the necessary to equally support everyone involved in the extraction/ production/ manufacturing/ engineering/ distribution processes, along with any other administrative and corporate activity that will be implied as part of the social responsibility endowed to everyone involved in production and industry sectors.
Supply and Demand


Pricing will not resemble a free market paradigm, so the interaction between supply and demand as it exists now will not determine anything.


Supply will be according to your demand, that means your demand will not be based on price, your demand will be based on supplying yourself with a lifestyle that is worth living – so the demand will change.
Because the demand will no longer be controlled by price, it will now more be controlled by the fact that you want to live an excellent lifestyle, that you want to change products – it is going to change what goods and services will be available.
You’re not going to buy ‘inferior products’ that you buy because it’s cheap and made in China – but it’s not what you would have bought if you had more money.

Day 173: Supply, Demand, Business and Scarcity in Equal Money Capitalism
http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-173-supply-demand-business-and.html

 

 

Scarcity and Pricing
There’s not going to be pricing control in terms of scarce resources, things are going to be available or they are not. It is controlled by its availability. If certain resources become unavailable, which is going to affect the products that are going to be available – then we will just have to take that into consideration. So for instance, if there is not enough fish in the sea, we will simply have to withhold from catching fish — the supply / option of fish disappears off the menu until the fish supply is re-established.

 

  • A Price will no longer be a number to be feared,  but a compensation number that will signify the value in return for one’s work or contribution/ creation. Price will contain enough to pay everyone an equal fair share which will create a sustainable satisfied and prosperous living condition, since people will be doing what they want to contribute with, while being equally supported as an equal participant.

 

Rewards                                                                    

  • Equal support leads to understanding how we can only thrive as a team and in consideration of mutual support, which strengthens our relationships at a community level.

  • No more will a price feel like we’re ‘Selling out’ but will instead be an expression of the work invested upon such goods/ services and its integral reimbursement to everyone that helped within the production/ distribution/engineering process.

  • Giving and receiving will be regulated by the price in itself, this will ensure that compensation, gratitude and remuneration is recognized and acknowledged by everyone as a collective agreement upon which our system will be based on: Constitutional Equality.

 

  • A guaranteed ability to buy means no more fearing scarcity, uncertainty, loss, poverty and misery – the power of acquisition will be giving and received as an organic mechanism based on giving and receiving in Equality.

  • No more stuff that breaks, all products made with the best quality

  • No more competition to ‘make the most money’ since all corporations will stop competing against each other – equal profit equals equal life support.

 

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300. Redefining Accumulation of Capital in Equal Money Capitalism

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“I commit myself to the establishment of a new Value System, as the Equal Money Capitalistic System, where we value Life over wants and desires and self-interest — and thus create a world of co-operation where all work together towards One interest as What’s Best for All Life, where all can in fact have enough and where no-one has to suffer because some decided they want more than what they need just because "they can" -  Day 45: Homo Economicus & The Invisible Hand – Part 3

Redefining Capitalism:

We’re going word by word in a very basic definition of Capitalism to redefine it, explore it and see what each word means and how we are able to re-direct every aspect of this collective agreement into a Best for All system.

Capitalism is an economic system that is based on private ownership of capital goods and the means of production, and the creation of goods and services for profit.[1][2] Elements central to capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets, and a price system.[3]

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism

 

Continuing from :

 

For context on redefining capitalism, read: Day 180: The Word ‘Capitalism’ in ‘Equal Money Capitalism Redefined

Capital Accumulation

Before we list out the problems, please read the previous blogs where these aspects have been opened up further to understand to what level accumulation is in itself ingrained at a psychological level that we haven’t ‘sorted out’ yet and that must be walked as an individual process to remove the conditions that have enabled fear, the desire for security, protection and accumulation as a ‘safe net’ which indicates that we have been living as fearful beings with no sense of self-direction, because it is now quite clear we can all contribute to stop that which we have identified as nerve-wracking, stress producing and anxiety causing aspects in our reality that can be traced back to Lacking Money and fearing for survival. Capital Accumulation is definitely something that you won’t find addressed in

 

 

 

Problems                                                            

  • Due to fear of survival we learned how to hoard/ accumulate money/resources/property for our own safety, which is against natural laws of physics wherein the relationship toward our environment is determined by our ability to exist within an equal relationship of constant flow, in and out and throughout,  just like breathing and blood flowing through our veins – instead, we’ve denied the basic sustenance to large sections of our own body, causing the massive disruption at a social and ecological level, which is what is currently driven by a compulsive desire to ‘grow the economy’ at the expense of anything and anyone.

 

  • Fear of scarcity, anxiety, driving oneself to excel/compete to get the most of the cake, which leads us to act by impulse and energetic drive rather than a common sensical behavior that leads to common weal.  This has obviously been an outflow of the previous point which has not been a ‘natural thing’ to man but a preprogrammed aspect of the intrinsic separation that we’ve created within and as ourselves toward each other, failing to see and recognize our equality – hence losing perspective of how we began competing against each other, missing out the realization that such aggressive competitiveness and rivalry to ‘get the most’ has been against ourselves. Also read: 115. Following our Dreams is Plain Delusional

  • Cultural value given to a luxurious life linked with happiness and fulfillment – this can be also linked with traits like freedom and liberty that were implanted during the 20th century in America by Edward Bernays whom we have quoted in this blog before with regards to his PR self created profession that is nothing else but propaganda to tame people’s irrational desires and link them to a means that can maintain a system of polarization kept by emotions of hope, faith and belief that somehow everyone could aspire to become ‘the greatest’ which means having the most money in the world and being fulfilled/ happy about it.  Also Read: 217. You Fear Communism? Why would That Be?

  • Greed is promoted as a ‘natural trait of seeking success’ and success is not seeing as the willingness to abuse another to make your own heaven on Earth, but instead it is considered as a clever move that is part of our regular indoctrination at home and school, which already reveals to what extent we have ingrained and accepted these beliefs and call it Education.

  • The more wealthy I am, the most value to mate: yes, considering that our drive is mostly sexual and/or for money, the linkage of a successful person with being sexually attractive and getting the ‘best display’ linked to showing/demonstrating one has a lot of power of acquisition/money/dominance, has become the most common drive nowadays that we call ‘social status’ which means props for seeking out partners and pursuing happiness, which is sponsored by a constant impulse by the media, ads and our general presentation around others, which is mostly motivated by these two factors: sex and money and both are linked to accumulation of wealth.

  • Self Aggrandizement:   even if this ties in with term ‘sex appeal’ described above, this also relates to a general status wherein family lineages endorse the same mentality onto children to perpetuate power and maintain a certain reputation at a social and political level – all based on maintaining/sustaining the same amount of dominance, power and control. Others simply seek a general approval to ‘be someone’ because we are taught that we are ‘no one’ unless you earn a good amount of money, enough to trump everyone else, making you a winner.

  • Excessive Consumerism leads to frivolity, vanity and self destructive behavior wherein ‘the self’ is exalted to a psychological entity deprived from any physical sense of living in a physical world along with  7 other billion people and an uncountable amount of animals, plants, insects and every single particle that is also here as life, most of whom are disregarded, abused, used and turned into a commodity for further support to the lives of a few that can afford a wealthy lifestyle.

 

  • The Soul of Money explains our current economic behavior as a disease to the body of existence that begins at a mind level and its relationship to the physical, this is the key to understanding why we have been so savage and inconsiderate to each other and why it is our duty to take responsibility to return our beingness to an equilibrium, because we have all collectively accepted and allowed this condition to exist.

Solutions                                                                

  • Equal profit – this will go within the consideration to place a limit to the ability to produce and consider the actual ecosystem that is being turned into a commodity. This measure is a communal decision to grant to each other equal amount of wealth,which will relief the levels of competition, spite and deception that exist when some are well known for earning more than others. This also includes eliminating economic rents which are monies coming from the capitalization of wealth in itself due to the acceptance of ownership/private property, which will not exit as such.

  • The Equalization of Classes – This doesn’t mean that everyone will have the same living conditions or be ‘the same,’ no, this means equal recognition of each others needs and desires and make them equally available/ given support.  This is of course not against the wealthy people , nor  turning the tables to give ‘more’ to  the current have not’s, it is about giving to each other in equality that which will construct slowly but surely and throughout a transitional process,  a level of equality which will signify the end of the endless struggle of the classes that has served as spiteful motives to implement one-viewed ‘justice’ ideals. Equality means All are inclusive and non-opponent.

 

  • Don’t need it, don’t buy it: much of what we consume is done for several psychological fulfillments and fears other than an actual use and necessity toward it. I have many times bought more than what I required based on this principle of scarcity, sometimes I don’t end up using it. So if I bought it already then it means it is my duty to now pass it on to another that will use it or give it to someone else that does use it. This will create a new  culture of recycling and giving without expecting something in return to those that will in fact use it.

 

  • Diverting one’s focus to communal well being within the understanding of the basic maintenance to generate our own physical well being and mental stability, which is a definition of happiness.  This will come from the understanding that feeding our obsessions leads to disease, self destructive and self consuming behaviors are individual problems that will still require support at a psychological level to learn how to correct one’s patterns, behavior and acknowledge individual responsibility toward other beings, such as children’s education/ parental support.

  • The identification of the self not as an individual only, but as the whole body of existence and all its parts as who we are. This requires a self-honesty process in order to then learn how to always act in this consideration: being every single being in existence to develop a genuine care and consideration toward the whole as ourselves, as equal and one.

 

Rewards                                                                

  • Eliminating spite, comparison, judgments, a general suspicion about one another fearing one’s neighbor/ family/ partners – this will enable genuine links with one another once that everyone is distributing wealth in an equitable manner.

  • Self-Honesty, Sincerity and Transparency are virtues that are almost impossible to keep in a world like today. This is why with the establishment of the Equal Money Capitalistic System, we can finally live these virtues and principles without having to jeopardize our own survival, because money will be a representation and a corrective tool for our cleared/ self-forgiven relationships of abuse.

  • Learning to genuinely ‘feel good’ at a physical level, which won’t be something bought with products or diversion, but rather a realization that we are giving and receiving in equality to support each other.

  • Secured future, secured living means actual Freedom: never again hoarding or accumulating because we will be able to rely on each other supporting each other’s well being, that’s what we all want and still wonder why we haven’t done this just yet!

  • Mutual trust and interdependency – this is the key to a functional and healthy society which is then representing the physical distribution of wealth generating a natural realization of all parts as all bodies of existence requiring equal support to generate an undeniable equal well being, that’s our dream come true essentially.

  • Rediscovering the ability to create and imagine as a projection of all that we can actually build/ construct/ realize  when working together – this is certainly not a positive thinking pipe dream, this is a certainty that comes when we understand the capacity we hold to direct our physical force as a drive to create and maintain common good. Self Expression will at last, be born from this physical understanding of self-support.

  • As we do unto others, so we do unto ourselves: this is the basic principle of Equality that is the foundation of Equal Money in its maximum expression, this is the kind of human virtue we can all finally cultivate once that our lives don’t depend on cheating and deceiving each other, self honesty at last: Accumulating what is Best for All.

 

 

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Goods and Equal Money Capitalism

Posted in Crimes Against Life, Divine Economics, Education, EMC, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Equality Development, Evolution, Law is Flawed, Life in Equality, Life Investment, Money System, profit driven industry, sacred economics, self change, Social Enterprises, solutions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2013 by marlenlife

 

Continuing from:

For context on redefining capitalism, read: Day 180: The Word ‘Capitalism’ in ‘Equal Money Capitalism Redefined

 

Goods

“In economics, a good is something that is intended to satisfy some wants or needs of a consumer and thus has economic utility. It is normally used in the plural form—goods—to denote tangible commodities such as products and materials.”

- source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_(economics)

 

“A commodity, or a physical, tangible item that satisfies some human want or need, or something that people find useful or desirable and make an effort to acquire it. Goods that are scarce (are in limited supply in relation to demand) are called economic goods, whereas those whose supply is unlimited and that require neither payment nor effort to acquire, (such as air) are called free goods.”
Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/goods.html#ixzz2JcHGO32h

 

 

Problem:

  • Turning life into a commodity means that we’ve placed a price tag onto everything, making of this world a ‘market place’ where all that matters is profit and not the actual meaning/value of such product a a means to support Life. This is leading ourselves to the brink of self-destruction in an Economy where all that matters is obtaining the highest GDP for nations to compete in this global competition for the winning price of being the most developed economy, but such numbers never regard the actual living condition of beings, resources, animals and the damage done to the environment in such ‘transformation process’ of our living-resources to mere assets

  • Wealth is the defined by the amount of goods produced and consumed without realizing that money defines who gets the opportunity to produce such goods and the availability of resources, which is what leads many countries to invade others for the sake of obtaining such fulfilling need as the necessary goods to sustain laws of supply and demand, maintaining artificial values that in no way represent a pricing system created and destined to create a profit that represents the real cost of production that all goods should present.

  • We have given a name to resources for the sake of fitting into a belief-system that is our current economic system, becoming goods that are then suited to fit certain necessary patterns to create enough profit within a system where not a single denomination of money has been based upon life itself. This makes of our current system a great complex system of values that have no correlation to physical reality, and this is imposed to everything that can be sellable, such a everything that we denominate goods.

  • A lot of stuff is being created for the sake of profit, without such products being of indispensable need for human consumption and living condition- therefore, a lot of pointless jobs, industries and marketing purposes are destined to promote ‘goods’ that are far from being supportive for human consumption.

  • Animals, plants, nature are being extracted from their natural habitats in order to be turned into goods that can generate more profit – think of animals in a zoo, circus, ‘exotic plants’ or entire territories that become another factory machine to extract resources that turn into goods in a market with ‘free range’ and no scrupulous to decide what type of products are in fact being created as a necessity in the populace’s conception of what a ‘good’ means.

 

  • Clandestine goods are beyond the legal framework of regulations that can ensure the quality and nature of such goods are in fact beneficial for human use and consumption – this is a grave and ever escalating problem that only exits as such to illegally evade taxation and other permits that often violate human rights, societal codes of dignity and honor of living beings.

 

Solution:

  • Goods will no longer follow laws of inflation and depreciation according to market forces – or a few being’s decisions upon pricing – but will sustain a fair constant pricing that represents the recognition of the work/time invested upon the extraction, manufacture, transportation of such product.

  • Most of the production will be based upon covering necessary means to live life and satisfy/ better our living conditions, which means that anything that is less than supportive for human life will simply not have the workforce, resources and money destined for its production –this is how we’ll clear the space from useless products that do not benefit our living interaction and condition.

  • The good stuff as all the products that are meant to better our living condition  is what we will keep, sustain and procure in our new way of handling money as a means to buy what physically fulfills our living condition – this means that the definition of goods changes to being that which truly enriches life as a whole, as a community.

  • Free Stuff only makes our eyes go wide in excitement because of how we have – in the first place – restricted ourselves from our ability to have equal access to the Earth’s resources and all the tools and equipment that we have discussed within the previous blog 284. Capital Goods and Equal Money Capitalism –thus, recognition of there not being Free stuff implies that we then learn how to value life and work for it accordingly within the understanding of sustainability of as system where life is managed and maintained through an equal agreement of responsibilities and rights to profit in an equal manner.

  • Money won’t serve as a dominant factor within our transactions for the sake of profit making – the quality and nature of the good is what is of utmost importance, respecting all sentient beings from becoming profitable products in an abusive manner.  This means that everyone’s freedom to purchase and consume will be regulated by the sheer availability of that which will be made available to consume before it hits the market

  • Clandestine production will cease to exist once that there is no need to create piracy in the name of unregulated profit/to evade certain copyright and patent licenses – this will in turn also reduce criminal activities also linked with the type of black market productions that are mostly also a market that is Not beneficial for beings’ lives.

    Basic Solutions:

    Capital as Life

    At the moment – capital is referred to as intermediary goods – such as machinery and warehouses. Within Equal Money Capitalism – capital will refer to Life and include resources and people. Therefore – to value capital, means to value Life – and thus, all capital and all Life should be valued equally. For this – full employment is again a necessity.

     

    Free Stuff
    Within Equal Money Capitalism no free stuff will exist. This is one of the basic principles within economics (and physics) – There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL). With anything that is produced or consumed – there is always a cost. If this cost is not represented and considered within the pricing of the particular good or product, one is in fact stealing. Currently, free stuff is used to compete for consumers at the cost of the labour force creating the goods – because they will be paying the difference.

    source: Day 162: EQUAL MONEY CAPITALISM – The Way Forward

 

PRICING

Pricing on products will no longer be based on expensive or cheap– or making profit –but rather sustainable pricing that ensures enough money in circulation to make the system function effectively.

  

Profit

Profit is not to be understood in the same way as it is now. At the moment – profit is what is left after wages have been paid and production costs are covered. Within EMC – there will be no wages – your profit will be your wage. So – every time a product is scanned when it is bought – the computer sees what percentage of the price is allocated to whom – and immediately the money-allocation happens accordingly. So – there’s no need to wait a year to calculate profits – it will be immediate.

source: Day 164: Equal Money Capitalism – Preparing the Road for Change

 

    • Equal Money Capitalism: We shift our focus from producing goods in the name of profit to placing our attention to what is here as Life and requires Life support – and accordingly resources are distributed. We’ve objectified our economic system, caring only about things such as goods and money – while losing all touch with what really matters, as being Here, being Alive and Living on this Earth in a way that is enjoyable for all Now and in the Future. – Day 183: The Myth of No Alternative and Equal Money Capitalism

 

 

Rewards and Communal Benefits:

 

  • We will stop feeling like we’re losing/abusing/ desiring to own more, because the understanding of how private property is redefined to use what is here to produce what benefits the community/ society, since money won’t be the driving factor to buy or sell, but a real enjoyment and actual necessity of the good that is bought/consumed

  • A new way of interacting with our environment and all natural resources will emerge, since there will be no need to be converting everything into a sellable item, this will give us the gift of realizing we are no longer abusing life in means of profit – clear conscience is what real peace of mind implies.

  • Life is Equal  – therefore giving and receiving in Equality as in having equal access to what we require to Live  is the main Principle of Equal Money = redefining money into a means that values life as a physical aspect that we give and receive, a ‘token’ for our agreement to ensure that any form of profit generated from the wholesale of goods is given and received equally as a recognition of the support and work done to benefit the whole – there will then be no desire to accumulate, but an understanding of sustainability and ecological considerations of preservation

  • No more animal abuse for the sake of turning them into goods that are sold as sybarite means to satisfy people’s ‘tastes’ that only exist because of the current power money has and the ability to buy the abuse of life.

  • Stepping out of our current self-induced state of hypnosis wherein we’ve made of money our god, instead of regarding life as a whole that must be regarded as the one and only real value in this world, and that includes All = Equal Value = Equal Money = Life for all as all in an interdependent arrangement of work force to produce that which contributes to create a real meaning of the word Good in our every transaction with money.

 

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2012 How Deep is your Low? The Bitter ends of a merry-go-round lifestyle

Posted in Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, consumerism, Crimes Against Life, dependency, dignified living, economy, Education, ems, Energy, Equal Money System, equal quality living, Equality Development, Law is Flawed, occupywallstreet, Profit-Making, slave labor, sociology, starvation, third world country with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2012 by marlenlife

We see it, read it and corroborate it all around us: the current downward spiral of the financial crisis is not getting any better soon. However,  there are a few ‘options’ that are existent within this: we take responsibility for having accepted and allowed a system of failure and fraud stemming from the individual desire for ‘power’ that can only exist upon abuse – or we either join a protest or silently appease.

Student loans are finally being exposed for the unbearable and elusive pay offs that they represent since Higher Education has proven itself to be futile -no matter how many degrees you have- to assure you a well paid job to live a dignified life.  There are no vacancies to pay what a PhD graduate would require. Have we over estimated knowledge and information as a secure source of income? Or have we simply missed out the fact that the system in itself was never meant to provide the ‘American Dream’ to everyone that could finish college with honors. That is the point : what have we tacitly allowed by the single acceptance of money as a means to obtain power over others? Education is not available for all equally, and the ones that are ‘fortunate’ enough to get a decent one end up being simply prepared to perpetuate the same system that ensures that the current hierarchical order dictated by money remains ‘as is’ with no prompt solution to the problem.

Education has been reduced as a means to prepare an elite to rule over those that had no chance to even get to see a school in their lifetime – nevermind have a proper source of income, food, potable water or a toilet to dignify their lives. We have agreed upon leaving a large sector of humanity out of the loop to get any decent living condition; we have only focused on making the available education more and more expensive wherein an imminent and ever increasing extreme polarization of society is tightening its middle-path as days go by.

Why have we all agreed upon everything getting tougher every day?

Have a look at anything that we can call an economic activity: everything is depleting, going bankrupt, no job vacancies, stagnant salaries, higher tuition fees, laws that continue benefitting only a small sector of the population, fixed crises to get the most out of the fixed resolution – all of this ensuing violence, rage, anger, depression, suicide attempts and a long history of homelessness and under-educated people that have virtually no future within their lifetimes to have a way to pay off their debt.

This is a world-wide situation in countries where economy used to be a glowing diamond in the dark. You can only picture the rest of the world where such benefits have never even existed.

 

Fracking Hell on Earth: Money Must Support Life -NOT Destroy it

The Way Up is Not through Opposing/ Fighting or Occupying streets

Now, creating further opposition to the system – as we have previously explained – is not the way to stop the problem, it only creates the necessary antithetic move that is equally controlled and expected to get a specific outcome where upgraded forms of control are implemented in order to avoid further riots and disturbances to an already highly perturbed world system.

The point here is to start looking at the cause and origin of this problem Within ourselves – to stop pointing fingers at corporations, ‘banksters,’ ‘puppets’ in the government, CEO’s and any other regular spiritual guru ripping you off for some ‘peace of mind.’

We have to only look at how energy extraction procedures like hydraulic fracturing a.k.a. Fracking represents, not only in the obvious way of it being a way to create another alternative to ‘stop depending on oil,’ but as an actual process of mass raping the Earth to obtain its energy, the ultimate form of vampirism wherein the only driving force is money, which is also turning out to be not such a ‘great business idea’ due to it being mostly a monopolized market that is resulting to cost an extensive amount of money to extract a product that might lead to less profit than the money invested upon its extraction. Bad idea – yet the damage is done and already visible as millions of people are seeing the wells in their properties highly contaminated with ‘undisclosed toxicity’ in the water that can be set on fire when opening the tap of any house in the affected areas by the ‘fracking industry.’ Some extreme cases include people that allow this procedure to take place within their properties in exchange of juicy rewards, which is  proof of how anything is allowed if ‘good money’ is on the way, neglecting in an absolute disgraceful manner the actual environmental consequences and irreversible effects that such gas extraction process is causing at the Heart of the Earth.

Again, all of this for what? To keep an entire machinery of abuse toward each other as human beings, toward the innumerable species that are going extinct every single day as a direct result of any ‘economic activity’ that is decidedly neglecting the consequences of abusing life to maintain a system of, well, abuse really enticed by delusional nicely wrapped images, pictures and ideals that become part of the elusive ‘dreams to fulfill’ in a world where promises are set on fire the moment that reality is faced with acknowledging the actual illusionary value that it was founded upon: our current monetary system as a god belief system that meant nothing else other than trapping any good intention to prosper and common welfare into a self-seeking loop of individualism where all that remains is broken hearts medicated with Prozac to numb the pains that we accepted and allowed to exist the moment that we believed that we could thrive while neglecting two thirds of the world that can only ponder ‘where are we’ in terms of creating a solution that includes THEM as well.

The origin and cause of the current problem exists hand in hand with the implosion of ourselves as a system of consumption, a system sustained by energy-leeching wherein everything that we have believed we had to ‘aim’ for is now coming through the veils to be revealed as the perfect carrot on the stick that was never in fact attainable; the hyperbolic lifestyle we all fell for has come to be our very own demise while existing with v8 tanks to fill out to keep pumping up gas to our American Dream.

Why was such ‘wealthy’ state of being accepted as a ‘lifestyle’ in the first place? We disregarded all life forms that had to be consumed to upkeep such high-maintenance delusional living, and we are now paying the consequences for each one of us having accepted the continuation of a system that could not be sustainable in the long wrong- at all. There’s a massive reality implosion happening at the moment, and the longer we wait to embrace a solution as an equal agreement to create a new system that finally establishes Life as the one and only value that can exist in Life, we will continue to suffer the consequences of having lived by the ‘Divide and Conquer’ law of attraction wherein we only sought to get all the positivity a.k.a. filthy rich and abundant lifestyle, while disregarding the fact that we are part of an equation called Social Organism wherein any part that is deliberate inflated – as the egos that seek it – creates a cancer that is then metastasized tampering any intention to counteract the disease with further ideas of ‘progress’ that have always been promoted with deliberate deceitful means. For that, watch the documentary The Trap by Adam Curtis to realize how we have followed our very blueprint to an inevitable massive scaffold from which our heads can only stop rolling if we dare to work together and create solutions that are implemented within the understanding that it is only in Equality that life can thrive ‘again.’

 


Homeless in an unconditional life-giving world : human spitefulness reaches its peak

‎1 in 19 properties repossessed by the banks – not seeing ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ ensues rage, suicides and burning down their houses after being evicted. More depression, no ‘roof over your head’ instigates more violence and a cul-de-sac of financial crisis as a result and consequence of having accepted and allowed a fairy tale economic system to continue, without ever questioning the lifestyle ‘lived’ and considering its long term effects within a reality backed by sheer paper – not life.

"There are a limited amount of products and brands, and thus a limited amount of manufacturers and a limited amount of stores and this have become less and less with cheaper and cheaper products to push competitions out the door creating the problem we face now in the world –less and less jobs — this is a recipe for disaster that can no longer be fixed" Bernard Poolman

Equal Money System means: self-forgiveness of debt to learn from the mistakes of the past, having accepted money as the symbol of greed above life. This is what must be faced and the solution is yet to be created when realizing that: we accepted and allowed This to manifest = we fix it and the Equal Money System is the way to finally see and realize that there is no need to suffer and continue this man-made doomsday that can be stopped if we first dare to stop ourselves from participating in buying, consuming and desiring everything that is presented in the name of profit/ money/ wealth as the ultimate pursuit of happiness. There is no doubt that this system is a reflection of who we  are/ what we have become. For that, it is our responsibility to stand as the solution – money is the way that we have all become used to seeing as the way to obtain our living necessities = we simply equalize it which means giving equal access to resources to Live on Earth.

"We can thus confirmed that the message of Jesus failed for the last 2000 years due to none of his followers ever living the message and making sure that it become world policy in education, politics, food-production, healthcare and every point that matters, because if it did — we would have been in heaven already and probably would have been able to see a lot better movies." – Bernard Poolman

 

Back to the questions at the beginning of this post: How low do we have to go to get to a position of self-directive action to create a system that supports Life? What do we actually fear losing if we are already proving our laws, institutions and policies to be as absurd as the existence of a 99% of the population only complaining about a system that we All helped to create and sustain every single day.

Time to Wake up – only through working together and uniting to establish a Living Principle of Life in Equality can we create an actual change in this world – no opposition, no protest, no ‘alternative’ niche economies can create a substantial difference to the Whole. If we miss one single cell again of this entire organism within our solution, we will be doomed to fail again. This is our Equality and Oneness and for that, only a system that is based upon life can be the stepping stone to create  human beings that consider any other life form as an equal part of themselves.

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Anarchism & Equal Money System

Posted in Accepted and Allowed Life Abuse, adbusters, anarchism, banksters, bartering, basic income grant,, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, common sense, communism, corporations, Equal Money, Equal Money System, escapism mechanism, government, Law is Flawed, life as equal value, Marxism, money, occupywallstreet, protests, Reform the Monetary System, Revolting Humans, socialism, sociology, solutions, State of governance, War is Unacceptable with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by marlenlife

“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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[1] Brown, L. Susan, The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal
Feminism and Anarchism
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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/>.

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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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