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#MayDay! But… What Are We Shouting For?

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“On #mayday take to the streets, shutdown your city, and tell the powers at be," I’m mad as hell & Im not gonna take it anymore!"

– May 1st, 2013 by YourAnonLive

A Consumer-Cautionary Tale

I got a taste of how my fellow Mexican Multi-millionaire makes business and realized what a terrible scam just one single company can be, obviously at the eyes of us, regular ‘mortals’ that celebrate days like ‘Labor Day’ as the slaves we have become, to them it’s just regular business serving the Profit God. So, Cellphones are a great business not only for the manufacturers but to all Carriers. Here in Mexico I had foolishly thought that 1 MB = 1 Peso, I had even thought that I could be having the ‘cellphone use’ on since I’m mostly using wi-fi on it. Well it turned out a great amount of money had been used on ‘passive usage’ of cellphone data because, yes oh dear god I didn’t turn the ‘Cellphone Data’ to the OFF Mode and even if the cellphone manufacturer had apparently fixed the ‘cellphone usage’ mishap when having broadband available… well it might just casually be that both manufacturers and carriers have plotted these small slips that drain your credit just like petty theft, one bit at a time ending up in a rather large sum of money that I in my foolish assumption believed to be ‘under my control.’ No, sir, no.

I called customer service to get to know the reason of my ‘sudden’ drop of credit, had a chat with the lady at customer service. Obviously it’s fascinating when discussing rates how they simply say “The cost is .02 cents per 1 kb”  – so I replied “Therefore it’s 20 pesos per 1 MB correct?” and she simply repeated the same information “1 kb is .02 cents” They are definitely told not to voice out what is nowhere to be seen in the company’s advertisement… You could say by then I could have immediately gone ‘up in flames’ but nope, I didn’t. I understood that I had been an irresponsible and careless consumer as well as an irresponsible and careless citizen to be more aware of how the hell corporations manage to ‘get away with murder’ in any desirable way they want.  Also, I’ve known people that work in call centers and gotten to hear their own stories from ‘angry customers’ that don’t realize how it is not the call service to be blamed for what the corporate policies are and do. This enabled me to immediately place myself in their  shoes, understanding how they obviously probably also see this as a crime, but just like an insider being captive by the ‘enemy,’ they can’t speak a word or else they ‘hit the street.’

So, as she was confessing the history of my internet navigation sins, I breathed, recognized my responsibility, recognized the situation and actually let her know that what I was about to express was nothing personal toward her since I understand she is only working for company, but I obviously expressed how deceitful their plans are since they began giving away 100 mb for a certain amount of credit on your cellphone and just like our devaluation in 94’ the 100 free mb suddenly ‘shed’ some two zeros and left with just a ‘1 mb’ for free, wow, gee they give away 1 minute of a YouTube video, 1 heavy photograph, 1 minute of audio or 20 pesos …. see the absurdity of our value systems? – She merely replied: ‘I Understand you’ and proceeded to repeat some information about the cost of the ‘passive navigation’ which I simply didn’t require to hear again since it is done and there’s no way to get my money back for something I can claim to be ‘unaware of.’

Well, this is Mexico and I must remind you that our minimum wage in the ‘lowest’ zone is equivalent to 3.06 MB, 3 and a few seconds of a YouTube video, a short song, 3 heavy pictures or a PDF document on your smart phone, that is 61.38 MX Pesos (3.8421 Euro), and yes if you’ve followed this blog, you might notice we had a glorious 3.9% minimum wage raise – hell yeah, 6 pesos /0.3756 Euro that are good enough for round trip in your public transportation of choice in Mexico City – oh wait, not applicable to Buses, just train and subway.

Then I realized that this seemingly ‘unimportant’ situation is the perfect example of how everything functions in our world system:

– We benefit from the service/ goods as long as we have money for it
– We rarely ever take a moment to read the contracts, the policies, the fine print, we just want to immediately ‘use it.’
– We then blame and complain about the ‘corporate powers’ that create these rules, but hey: why did we not read all the details in the contract first? furthermore: why have we not yet created a commission to promote illicit enrichment when corporations obtain money through deceitful marketing campaigns? And even further: why are we still accepting and allowing ourselves to exist in a World-System where the rich get richer, the poor get poorer in ‘perfect’ legal ways?

I could talk about ‘Who’ is behind this Tele Communications company and yes you might know is Carlos Slim since he is part of the gracious Forbes’ list of the richest man in the world, but seriously he is not to blame – he is a businessman that simply did what he learned and aspired to become: a great businessman. We all accepted and allowed this to be done in a country where we all culturally solace within complaining about the government and politicians, but don’t want to have anything to with it. That’s how I agree that we have the government that we ‘deserve’ but that attitude is in fact an excuse to justify the enslavement to carelessness, to indifference, to a desensitized culture, to a value-system that is beyond any pipe dream yet we “live” in it, or shall I say we Endure in it because we think there is no ‘way out.’ If there really wasn’t a way out,  there would not be a single person in this world having a great life and unfortunately we do have those that have a great time at the expense of the majority – but again: we accepted and allowed it, which means our own disparity, our own insanity, our own pipe dream is our current world system, our monetary system where we have enslaved ourselves to our creation – and there will be no solution to this unless we change the way that corporations are settled, which means: getting into politics, changing the constitutions to declare Equality as life with a new Monetary system that integrates this realization – then creating the necessary laws to consider illicit enrichment when one single man in a 120 million people country can be considered one of the richest men in the world while charging a third of your minimum wage for 1 mb on your phone.

Wow, really, wow.

See how this

works?

We don’t educate ourselves, we just ‘go with the flow’ and believe that somehow something or someone will just ‘demand change’ and something will go better this way… well our carelessness, our numbness, our absolute ‘anything goes/ why bother’ attitudes are perfect elements for our enslavement. We are the work force that puts the money-bricks of a rich man’s fortress, but we comply to it, we abide to it because we think ‘there’s no other way’ and then decide that Resistance is the way to go – Is it’?

If there is Anything that can be said on a day like today, is that the ‘sweat of our brow’ and the ideas implanted in our minds about “life having to be a struggle” and complying to absurd, ridiculous and abusive measures by our corporations is nothing else but the reflection of all the abuse, all the friction and conflict that we accept ourselves to exist as within  our minds: we create the world, and complaining about the economy, wars, terrorism, violation of human rights  is just another hypocritical move if we haven’t yet gotten to a point of self honesty to understand why being ‘angry at the system/ the world/ the CEO/ the priest/ the president’ is just another hissy fit where nothing is being solved but only our ‘Righteousness’ is filled up for another round to go.

I advocate that all telecommunications – internet, cellphone usage – are made a human right in an Equal Money System. It is the movement of information with electricity between reception towers and networks that require maintenance, attention, support and necessary upgrades that can for sure be established by a corporation that we can all support with with annual fees that in no way will compare to paying 2 American dollars per megabyte – and yes I am aware you pay more than that in other countries, however as with anything having to do with Exchange Rates, you can’t charge only one dollar less than in a country where a worker is able to make $7.25 an HOUR as of 2013 – much more than what you get for a full DAY here.

What would be an actual movement to stop the madness, the chaos, the fears, the uncertainty, the lack, the worry of not having sufficient money to live another day and all the righteous protests we get because of this? Equal Money Capitalism and The Equal Life Bill of Rights to understand that change in this world is not about shouting on the streets and building up an entire party-spirit about it, it’s about Educating ourselves, becoming responsible consumers and participants in the system, it’s about becoming involved in our politics, to understand how is it that corporations have become the rulers of this world, how we have accepted and allowed every single ‘atrocity’ we can complain to customer service call centers and how we can Reform the system by our own ability to use the same mechanisms with which we have built it to eventually, redefine every single structure that we have defined in the name of abuse, power, control and ultimate Greed.

To get ‘off the grid’ is in fact to step out of the Greed, the complacency , the helplessness, the victimization and shout-out attitude to instead become involved in feasible and concrete solutions that are determined to change the way we exist in this world forever and finally get to Live and enjoy Giving and Receiving in Equality.

May Day? May We Come Together to Stop our Massive brainwashing and actually establish solutions to prevent our world to be eaten by our greed and carelessness? Yes, Let’s do it

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www.equallife.org

 

Learn and

Investigate:

Redefining Capitalism

338. What is Equal Money Capitalism?

 

307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

 

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Competition in Equal Money Capitalism

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“The Pursuit of Happiness has become the Bizarre Runway of the Human Rave, where Each One can Pursue their Intent of Happiness Individually, without Competition, because “you can make your Own Rules about What makes You Happy. All you have to do is Exclude anything that will make you Unhappy and that will Inconvenience you.”
So, in this Process – we Now have Achieved the Ultimate Separation. In this Separation, we do not have to Care about anyone or anything else but our Intention to Win, because: “to Win is Good”, “to Win place us Above everyone else in our Own World and we become the Centre of our World. In being the Centre of our World – Only those things that work for us is Important…everything else, we can Exclude”. – Bernard PoolmanDay 298: The Power of Intent
 
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

 

Continuing from :

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

 

Competition
n    noun
1    the activity or condition of competing against others. ØEcology interaction between species or organisms which share a limited environmental resource.
2    an event or contest in which people compete. Øthose with whom one is competing: you have to innovate to stay ahead of the competition

 

We’re looking at one of the basic concepts in which capitalism operates as a philosophy of ‘the economic self’ that seeks to set any necessary new rules to justify self interest  as an individual freedom at all cost. It is vile in nature since there is no premise of equal support to actually fulfill such intention to begin with, which makes the ‘competition’ already a point of disparity, a rigged game wherein the entry to ‘play the game’ is not readily available to all and as such, it can only result in further separation and social polarization since there is no sense of collectivism within this operational mode.

Let’s keep in mind that competition is ingrained from our very family and education system, wherein the design of being the ‘winner’ is what is associated with a feeling of success and prosperity, disregarding the counter part that is relegated to being the loser/ inferior one that didn’t get the same opportunity to partake in such competition in a fair manner.

Within this, the exhausting need to remain ‘innovative,’ and competitive in terms of prices have lead to an over-wrought corporate indulgence in our society wherein all forms of deception are accepted and allowed without a second question, just because we see ourselves ‘outside’ of the game in being able to determine what type of products are sold, how are they advertised, what would be considered aggressive marketing and many other outflows that are currently happening in our society, affecting much more than just a consumerist-habit and infecting the individual’s self acceptance, self image and self worth in a world where all that matters is ‘making the most money.’

This is now all a part of the consequences we’re facing and as such, part of the basic concepts that must be aligned in order to implement the Equal Money Capitalistic System.

 

Problems                                                                         

    • What is the meaning of competition under capitalism?

      Competition under capitalism, is simply the right to life, liberty and property applied to the sphere of production and trade; free competition means that one is free to take an any action, unmolested by others, which does not violate the rights of others. This is the meaning of competition. In observing what competition is, please observe what it is not. It is this free-competition that gives rise to capitalism’s free-market.

    • source: http://capitalism.org/category/competition/page/2/

 

  • Free competition implies the ability to produce Anything you want as long as it will sell and you get benefits for your own self interest to pursuit your Own happiness: you set the rules and the system is used to ‘make your dreams come true.’ The vilest act within this is that it is only a minority that gets to achieve such dream and most importantly, it is only those that already own enough capital to materialize such enterprise in the first place, which means this is only a ‘free opportunity’ for those that are already playing in the major leagues within the Free Market game.

 

  • Competition in itself is not ‘evil’ it is the revenue/profit made that is distributed only for a few what is the problem, which means potentialize  the power that is already existent by the ones that set the rules at their benefit to get the most of the profit at the least expense in production.  This is how wealth is created for a minority under the premise of ‘free market’ and laissez-faire to avoid any form of corporate social responsibility.

  • The ‘Right to Property’ is the base foundation to allow competition since this entitles any person to set the rules and terms that pleases them the most to obtain the most profit at the expense of using the cheapest labor – slave labor – and the cheapest pay for the prime matter/ resources to produce their product, resulting in what is currently dubbed ‘Liberty’ to pursue self interest with the excuse of producing economic growth, such as elevating a country’s GDP where no human life is accounted in fact, only numbers matter. This is what ‘economic efficiency’ is all about.

  • The ‘Right to Liberty’ is translated as the right to produce anything you want, which is the reason why we have so much –excuse my word – crap being sold for the sake of making easy money. This includes the ‘liberty’ to engineer products that break after the warranty expires in our infamous ‘Planned obsolescence’ wherein the producer ensures the right to make more money when people are  compelled to replace their perfectly engineered malfunction.

  • Right of Free Speech is now a way to advertise products with the most successfully brilliant words that produce the most charming experiences within the human being, ensuring a returning clientele using the ever permeable predictive behavior that we all present as human beings the moment that we make decisions based on feeling and not within a physical common sense act of consuming what is indispensable to live.

  • The ‘Right to Pursue Happiness’ which is obviously the great amount of laissez-faire profit made wherein you can have the liberty to avoid as many taxes as you please as long as you continually expand throughout the globe and make the most people eternally subjected to your product which provides a sense of freedom and liberty to the population that can afford buying such convenient product or service as a reflection of our believed human evolution and progress.

  • Corporate tax bills are being evaded and pleasantly rising up the revenues without holding back on invading any other corner of the world that adopts the brand as part of one’s ‘lifestyle’ which is also a sign of success in such a ‘competitive world’ wherein the more  you crown yourself as the leader in your productive field, the more capable you are to get the most condoning of tax evasion, because you simply set your own rules and no government has the right to intervene,  because it’s a Free Market! Perfect example: Starbucks has paid no tax since 2009, yet being crowned with the highest revenues.

  • Monopolies have become the way to ensure a single way disguised competition, wherein it is in fact only a few people that manage the ‘free market’ rules at their own convenience, presenting ‘alternatives’ as ‘choices’ as a façade,  yet this being part of the illusion of choice presented to the public.
  • Competition is based on the premise of scarcity, survival of the fittest and the belief that ‘there is not enough for everyone’ which is then used as a point of Fear to excel at getting the most profit, spending the least for work force and prime matter, use the most innovative means to promote yourself and be the absolute Winner of it all. The word ‘collectivism’ as mentioned in the previous entry, is seen as an evil meaning wherein we all know that red-fear flags lighten up whenever the word Equality comes up in a proposal for a new world

 

  • Competition is set to raise the quality standards of what’s being produced or the service that is provided, however it currently mostly leads to using the most inimical means to gain the most clientele/buyers/investors for the sake of betting for the ‘fastest horse in the race.’ And this is what we have become: a race where the ultimate prize as money is all that matters, the price that we have devalued life to currently, where all that matters is win-win at the expense of abusing, exploiting, maiming, torturing and owning people’s and beings’ lives, just to make a few attain the ultimate pursuit of happiness.

 

Solutions                                                                      

  • Competition will be a single collective effort to better the quality of the product/ service and general well being wherein the organization in itself as corporation/business becomes their own reference point to ensure that quality is sustained or improved, resources are used efficiently, working force maintained at an optimum capacitation and interrelationships of mutual support. This ensures that the objective of the organization is at all times the realization of team work toward one single outcome.

  • Between corporations there will be no such rivalry and aggressive tactics to earn certain markets since there will be no such race to win profit. This will also reduce our current branding situation which has become invasive in our day to day living reality, wherein the sheer need to ‘win the market’ makes advertisement an additive to our already heavy environmental pollution.

 

  • Adding the basic principle of Collectivism and Equality to the distribution of all profit created by a business or corporation, wherein no longer will the price reflect the scheme of obtaining the most by the owners/ private property righters, but instead distribute all profit in an equal manner to every person involved in such industry/ business in order to benefit everyone’s pursuit of happiness in an equal manner, that means: Equal power results for all wherein Wealth is the distribution of profit in equal proportion to all participants.

  • Ensuring effectiveness in a company’s production will be monitored by any deficit created within the company’s revenue. Competition will thus become a measure to ensure that successful companies are the ones that are able to maintain a constant production and profit making while distributing the best quality of goods and services, which will stand as a point of reference to identify any flaw within other companies.

Read: Day 167: Harmony and Equilibrium within Equal Money Capitalism

 

 

 

  • Collaboration and Cooperation :
Developing an economy that is based on the principle of: If you act in a way that is best for all, you automatically manifest the best solution for yourself as well. Considering that the world is a closed system and that we are not separate from the environment we live in – it makes sense to support the system as a whole in the most effective way – as this will ensure that we live in the healthiest and most supportive environment on an individual level. It is the most simplest common sensical  truth that if you lift up society as a whole – you lift up each one that is part of society as well.
186. Invisible hand is invisible because it doesn’t exist – Equal Money Capitalism and Providing Results that Are Best for All

 

    When a company is unable to cover its cost and pay out its wages, they will receive additional funding from a Fund to which the profits go of companies who make a profit that is larger than required to cover their costs and wages. When such redistribution is required, an intervention takes place where know-how is transferred from effective companies to those who struggle to cover their costs.
    192. Demand and flexibility in Equal Money Capitalism 

                Rewards                                                           

                • Equal Profit leads to the dissolution of hierarchical relationships that ensue separation and a general discontent that generates rifts in the ability to produce the best possible means to live. We’ll learn how to co-operate as equals and exist within the educational premise of realizing success and power only able to exist if every person is equally supported.

                • Equal right to be equally successful, no more fat cats and low-wages/ slave labor jobs, everyone’s fulfillment will be guaranteed, this is the real and sound recognition of Equal Rights.

                • Consumer and Producer’s satisfaction: no more planned obsolescence, no more corporate policies to evade taxes, no more indiscriminate use of resources to make the most profit with the least responsibility for pollution made and extraction-aftereffects since every corporation will be made accountable for the ecological footprint created as a result of the production process.

                • Fair trade: money will be well spent within knowing that no wealthy man is being made wealthier, but that an entire corporation as a cooperative is being equally supported, that is what Satisfaction guaranteed will in fact mean.

                • The Right to Life recognized as the ability to earn equal to any other person working in your cooperative/ corporation. This makes of competition not a race to earn the most money but instead, produce the best quality products and services for the satisfaction of the consumer.

                • Enjoyment of actual teamwork where no part is more important than another, but each one’s contribution is equally appreciated which certainly will allow us to value ourselves for who we are and what we do in an equal manner at last.

                 

                For further reference, read  the Equal Money Wiki

                 

                EMS Adam and EVE

                 

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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

                    artwork by: Damian Ledesma
                    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Damianldsm
                    Blog: http://damianspanish.wordpress.com/

                    Sources:

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

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

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

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                    An Anarchist FAQ

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                    Equal Money – Future of Money – Volume 1

                    What the FAQ is an Equal Money System – Volume 1

                    Wiki entry on Equal Money System

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                    Disposable Lifestyle Must STOP

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

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

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

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

                    Dead River

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

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

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

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

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

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

                     

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

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

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

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

                    We are Here, nonetheless.

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

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

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

                    Check out the Equal Money System Wiki entry

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