Within following the previous investigation about the Monetary Psychosis, looking deeper at this Value-System that we’ve accepted and allowed as the standard that defines the way we look at things, we can look at one point that is often regarded as personal-value which his Intelligence.
The IQ Test developed by Binet-Terman in 1905 determined a way to approximately test out the abilities of children basing the result of ‘level of intelligence’ on kids being able to answer the ‘correct questions’. Now, currently we’ve got other psychologists defining an entire array of mental capacities and abilities that suit different areas within the human beings’ interaction with this world which definitely creates further separation within the single mind itself that is already layered and multi-dimensional in itself.
What Richard Sennett in his album ‘The Artisan’ exposes is that
“A Person with an IQ of 100 it’s doesn’t differ much from the capacity of a person with an IQ of 115, yet the latter has much more possibilities to gain more attention […] wherein bit by bit great quality differences legitimate the System of Privilege “
And then the opposite effect is created as discrimination is then tagged upon those that don’t reach such marks in the test which in essence is only measuring the intellectual abilities based on answering a series of questions that have no direct relation to a physical ability or actual practical efficiency and capacity to do a certain job/work.
What’s even worse is that we have to be ‘testing people’ for this just because of the fact that money is currently the single point that must be ‘granted’ to people to live, thus IQ Tests as inherently linked to this psychotic behaviour of living by a make-believe set of values that is definitely not creating a point of Best for ALL available at all.
This is then also why, according to Sennett, that schools in Great Britain destine more financial resources to Elite Schools than technical ones and the same goes in the US where business, law and basically all schools related to sustaining the current system of abuse are endowed with grants and incentives for people that have the ability, in the first place, to attend such high-quality education schools.
To cut the chase, humans are currently being assessed through a series of pre-fab tests to measure the IQ of each person and thus be able to place them in the most- ‘workable’ position which can be translated as ‘more productive’ area in one company. By laying out these facts, we can see how it is all about placing a tag on to human beings for the ability and capability they have to perform a certain job.
Now there are many aspects to consider within work divided into professions and jobs which are certainly different from one another. But if we take the simplest way or starting point to approach the entire work-arena as it is currently existent wherein we see that each second is counted on cents as profit made by a certain company, we’ve made of a potential area of human development which is human labor and manual work into an actual automated survival mechanism that most of the people don’t even like to do.
What this intelligence tests have also created is a cultural discrimination wherein obviously someone from Bangladesh, someone from Mexico will be far less remunerated for their work than a white american person. Why? because these boundaries are part of an accepted paradigm of how to ‘monetize’ people. It’s obvious that people usually immigrating to another country to work don’t have the basic education required to do any other type of work than those that are undesired from people in the countries where they will find a better quality of life due to the entire infrastructure in a certain country which definitely allows people to be living a lifestyle that could’ve been virtually impossible if remaining in the countries where they belong.
Let’s place a single example: would’ve Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook a billion dollar company if he hadn’t had the money from birth, the privilege to live in a family that enabled him to dedicate himself to develop internet interfaces? Nope, not at all. It is clear to see that this entire system has been then managed by those that have had the money for generations –very few can create a breakthrough which simply preserves such rare-cases as proof for some people to remain ‘dreaming’ of someday ‘being rich’ and having it all – same with music business and everything else really.
It is up to us now creating an actual breaking-point from perpetuating this power-traditions, these oligarchies, these billions of hungry people. Yet we’ve become so ‘used’ to it that we see it as something normal to have someone from a third world country being less valued than another person, another human being, more just because of where they come from.
Equal Money means Equal Value for Everyone Equally –
Work is necessary, if we’d had machines doing it all for ourselves, we’ll go deeper into our self-created alienation.
Working with the land, with actual construction, working with animals is the most important and meaningful work I’ve done, it’s given me again the sense of what LIFE should be all about. From here we’ve tested ourselves how it is that the Equal Money System will ground everyone within a conscripted period of Labor to sustain and maintain the system. This is the best idea possible as it is only through this that we can all get a glimpse, a sense and actual experience of what working is, of what sustaining life actually requires, of actually becoming Life Custodians for all Life.
“The ability to work well is ample and equally shared in human beings”
Adding Honesty and the consideration of Equality as Self-Value as Life, will enable us to have a system wherein we’ll be working towards that which is in fact best for ourselves to the best of our abilities, without having to be in a manic pursuit of perfection based on obtaining ‘higher remuneration’ that leads to stress and burnouts, as well as emotional breakdowns, but actually developing ourselves to the best of our abilities because we know and understand that we’ll then better everyone’s lives equally, not just motivated then by personal gain or personal dreams to be on top of others.
This is it. I suggest you take a look at the current perspectives from people like Jürgen Habermas paving the way for an equal consideration of the society to run efficiently by taking self responsibility as deliberately participating in the current public affairs. It is only through us informing ourselves, learning how the current system works that we’ll then gain full perspective of how we can improve things from there.
It’s just like in art – I had this initial idea that I simply wanted to ‘break the rules’ and impose my view. Now I understand that learning the technique is the first point to then know how to improve, how to change and how to transcend it because I have had the actual first hand experience of traditional techniques and ways of doing art. Might seem necessary for some, might not be so for others – here I place it as a point of perspective of how we have to understand and study the current system we live in, to be understood so that we can then look at where and how we can link the establishment of Equality with already existent theories, proposals,social philosophies, etc. because we’ll know how it works, we’ve seen how it works and then we’ll be more involved within the practicality as actions required to take place in the Equality Life Re-formation for ALL to be finally recognized as Equals, as Equal Value as LIFE =this is the one and only outcome we can ever achieve to get to.
Then, doing what’s best for all will be directly linked to our very understanding of who we are as life as the way to do work for the sake of work itself, not for money and survival.
quotes from: Richard Sennet’s ‘The Craftsman’ 2008