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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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                    2012 Equal Money: Removing the Con.Dictions of Capitalism

                    Posted in Accepted and Allowed Life Abuse, basic income grant,, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, consumerism, Crimes Against Life, Divine Economics, Education, Energy, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Equality Development, FAQ, Life Coaching, make believe system, Reform the Monetary System, solutions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by marlenlife

                    The current state of disease within our world-system of money – read Capitalism – is the manifested consequence of who/ what we have accepted and allowed ourselves to be and become as  a mind that has used and abused the physicality of the Earth and degraded it to the state of fuel and assets within a makeshift profiteering system, which exists due to our desires and delusional ideals of becoming ‘more’ and ‘more powerful’ in an existence that is already whole in itself.

                     

                    The foundation of this schizoid reality stems from  enabling the ability to create money out of thin air, set rules that only benefit the ones that  created  ‘the game’ in the first place; then educate the masses and letting them  ‘know’ – blindly believe – that ‘we live in a “democracy” where the real power is in your pocket, allowing us to simply go and consume something that will temporarily satisfy your senses, leaving a sedating energetic ‘comfort’ that we then call ‘having a good time.’ Nothing but chemical and physical reactions that we have become addicted to – yet this single experience to be and become ‘more’ has driven ourselves to kill, abuse and neglect the obvious disregard of life in the name of our personal satisfaction. That’s our current economic, social and political system where no human integrity or  life consideration exists.

                     

                    The least thing we’ve placed any form of attention to is the fact that we have been  putting on a price tag upon life and ourselves. We have become so robotic and living in an ‘auto-pilot-mode’ that it has become usual to see apples with stickers on them, seeing it as ‘normal’ to realize that every single fruit on this Earth becomes a product the moment it leaves the tree; while in physical reality, the fruits are born and given unconditionally – no barcodes attached.

                     

                    It is true: we’ve made of the unconditional life substance a ‘fruit of evil’ through placing a price tag on it: we’ve sold life in the name of our personal reward which is our current capitalist system – a make-believe system wherein we have accepted and allowed rules and regulations that we  left to be ‘reviewed’ by ‘specialists,’ which implies that each one of us neglected our responsibility toward our world while believing that people in the position to do so, would look after the best interests of all. We were wrong – yet we also rejoiced in the comfort of having someone else ‘doing the job’ for us, and in that: we are all equally responsible for the current outflows of an evidently corrupted system that reveals the nature of a human being that has been moved by the desire to ‘get more’ every time, and neglect life all the way. This implies that: there is no one else to blame but ourselves.

                     

                    · Let’s look at the following comment:

                    · So, just like religion, equal money is essentially a faith system. From what I have read it is potentially even worse as it grants everyone a right to have everything which in a finite system such as ours is not even possible.

                    · I don’t condone market enterprise as humanity’s future prosperity and attempts at ‘equalisation’ will fail as humans are not equal on many levels. I want a socio-economic structure that provides a high standard of living and promotion of excellence with respect for all. mrjonno

                     

                    As we’ve read in the introduction, we already live in a make-believe and essentially faith-based system wherein money has become equal to the representation of god that decides who lives and who starves. No value currently existent within the capitalist system has any form of physical correlation to the actual physicality of life that we are measuring; life is one single value= itself. ‘Value’ is a concept that was created for the specific purpose of only differentiating and structuring reality according to a hierarchical system, which implies the obvious inequality and abuse just by looking at the shape/ form it creates.

                     

                    What the person is suggesting is that granting everyone the ability to live in dignity cannot possibly be a reality in this world – why? Because the concepts of scarcity have been brilliantly coined in order to justify sudden inflations and other market-tactics to instigate fear and ricing prices as a ‘necessary measure’ from it, while entire stocks of such ‘scarce products’ may be sitting in warehouses somewhere in an ‘undisclosed location.’ Scare tactics of scarcity is the tool to justify the absolute negligence to consider that All human beings Must have Equal Access to the resources on Earth. Through this, we will be actually able to decide upon policies to protect the absolute extinction of fauna and flora species that are usually the ones that suffer the consequences of an unequal system wherein their lives are rather well-paid for once they’re dead.

                     

                    If we look at the physicality of our own body, there is no organ or part of the entire body that is ‘the most important,’ nor do they vote to delegate all the responsibility to a single organ, tissue or group of cells to ‘take care of the body’s functionality’ – No. Each part holds their responsibility from birth to death – that’s what ensures the proper life of any organism. Any over-growth creates cancer – and any lack of equal distribution of nutrients creates illness and disease that will also lead to death if the problem is not detected and corrected on time.

                     

                    Why have we become so obsessed with ‘becoming more’ and essentially seeking to be our own cancer in the system? The mind’s desire to ‘be powerful’ is an energetic-driven sensation that is costing us our very existence – why? Because all desires have been conveniently engineered to be linked to buying/ consuming and the accumulation of wealth.  Now multiply this constant desire by 7 billion and you get a worldwide crisis wherein a point of control had to be implemented, or else we would have driven ourselves to absolute destruction long time ago. This is minus the millions that can barely move or think due to their obvious state of sever and acute malnutrition, caused by being the residual manifestation of the rest of the world seeking to have ‘all the power,’ or at least spend an entire lifetime chasing after it without a question on the effects of such prolonged application in reality.

                     

                    The point about human beings ‘not being equal’ has emerged ever since we began promoting the Equal Money System and exploring Equality as ourselves back in 2008. All the reasons and justifications stem from viewing and understanding ‘the human’ as a social, economic and political entity that has lost any form of physical-life value/ consideration, becoming  just another commodity in the system of which his identity -  life or general sense of belonging – has been part of the metastasis that developed through the acceptance of the rules of the system, wherein life is sold and must be ‘earned’ and not given unconditionally to All.

                     

                    The examples usually given to justify such ‘difference’ between human beings are creating a comparative study of people living in first and third world countries, which implies that their economical activities will differ according to the environment and remuneration they obtain in a particular currency that is limited by default according to the ‘greater system,’ wherein all economies are kept under control by organisms specifically set/ staged to present a sense of ‘organization and control’ to  the benefit of all, which is only by name because there has never ever been a single organization that could present a complete overhaul to the system to create an entire new-structure that provides equal access to the Earth’s resources for all individuals,  using money as a single tool valued upon Life itself – in Equality – and a such, act as a the tool that Economy in its very etymology should have always been.

                     

                    Thus the current inequality lived in this world is the cause of an inherently fixed economic system that supports the interests of those that set the rules as ‘laws’ and ‘principles’ compiled in a sophisticated and authoritarian doctrine such as Economy, which has become the key to unlock the actual treasures of all the arbitrary means in which life has been made the ultimate commodity at the benefit of those that own the Monetary System in fact.

                     

                    By equalizing the rights to live a dignified living and establishing them as a birth-right: a new human being will emerge, be shaped and educated within a supportive environment, as the generations to come will learn to live in a world where life is the only value that is unconditionally given. This implies that we also hold a relationship with life to extract, produce/ manufacture, transport and distribute such goods, which won’t imply another buy/sell and earn profit type of activity because: there will be no need to ‘earn more’ if you have access to it all by mere virtue of being alive.

                     

                    Of course, to walk this process into reality: we require extensive education to remove the basic conditions that we have become so used to living as not being willing to ‘move’ if you can ‘have it all,’ yet it is and will be a matter of creating self-willed individuals that understand what being born in this world really means.

                    No more feeding the holy-immaculate position we’ve given to money, which is what has become a desire in itself other than living, which is ludicrous as it implies that we rather ‘have power’ than any form of quality-living as real interactions with beings in our reality. We will do and are already walking the process of Equalization as Life at Desteni. We also understand that it is rather difficult to become Self-Honest in a world wherein we have become so used to only feeding our minds more and more every time, always seeking that accepted and allowed ‘pursuit of happiness’ through dirty tricks that is leading us to an actual physical depletion and obliteration of the Earth’s resources, just to keep our merry-go-round lives in place.

                     

                    The Equal Money System is the way to ensure that life is once again respected, honored and most importantly LIVED in its fullest expression.

                     

                    We have resorted to surrogate lifestyles wherein we become characters that buy and consume specific things to satisfy that role wherein all that we do is constantly ‘seek’ to be satiated with how well we play our character toward a purpose that was not inherent – and is not required – to who we are as a physical body that breathes, no. This is the result of  a system wherein we have sold life in the name of Money.

                     

                    However within this all it is important to realize that: money in itself is not ‘evil,’ it is the rules and regulations we’ve created money through that are revealing our inherent nature that desires to always win; we are as the magnificence of the physical body that we have ever barely taken the time to look at and realize how everything that we are currently ‘striving for’ would be supposed to maintain and sustain ourselves alive – however, life has ceased to exist the moment that we separated ourselves from being whole and instead, agreed upon becoming there automated robots seeking to always satisfy a mind that is able to imagine these various scenarios of perfect ‘blissful happiness,’ which has been deliberately imprinted to fuel the fire that keeps this entire world-system turning: our desires become the driving force to abuse and do whatever it takes to obtain that personal glory and satisfaction.

                    That’s who we have become.

                    The only obstacle is our own ego as knowledge and information = we are focusing on working to eradicate the basic beliefs and perceptions of separation in each individual – that’s stopping all the inner conflict of perceived antagonism that only exists as a concept/ idea and belief in our minds. Therefore, if we want respect, consideration, human integrity and a consolidation of a society that is able to trust each others as equals, we invariably have to begin with ourselves – and that is the process of Self Honesty, Self Forgiveness and Self Corrective Application wherein we can take Responsibility for ourselves as the  system that is absolutely pending from a single thread at the moment – yet it is part of the consequences that we have created as an actual de-capitation of life wherein we will probably won’t stop until heads actually start rolling down the scaffold – metaphorically speaking. We don’t want to get to that point, obviously –

                    Hence the imperative requirement to take the time to investigate an alternative that can eradicate the delusion of power for once and for all, and that can only be through Equalizing Money as Life wherein once that we step out of the payroll and never ending hours in monotone jobs, we can dedicate ourselves to investigate the best ways to educate children As Life, not as the next greatest consumers in front of a TV. We can get to sort out our inner conflict generated at a mind level, which implies that a process of self-correction will have to be conducted as part of the commitment placed as Life wherein we can go stopping and dissociating ourselves from the schizoid nature of the mind, and instead, align who we are as the physical bodies that breathe and interact with each other, stopping all surges of want, need and desire that have become the real addiction in this world – in this, we will be able to direct the world the same way that we are able to stand equal and one to our minds within Self-Direction in consideration of what’s best for all.

                     

                    We did it all to ourselves, hence the ability to change the system resides within each pair of hands that we all represent as humanity – of course we have to first speak for all those that cannot do so because we have muted their voice through a constant application of disregard and negligence toward their very own existence and equal-participation in this world.

                     

                    We support the Basic Income Grant  proposal as an interim step toward the  implementation of the  Equal Money System, which implies that we are preparing ourselves for the eventual participation in politics to propose this new-living system at a greater scale. For now, we focus on the Educational aspect, which is primordial considering that the current system was created/ formulated and manifested from the mind itself – a mind that was and is still willing to neglect any form of physical-equality in the name of personal power and control.

                    Suggestion is to read the Equal Money System Wiki to get the  basic presentation of the proposals, vote on the goals within the website, participate in the forums as well as visiting our various groups on Facebook wherein blogs/ vlogs are published on a regular basis advocating the will to live in a world where Life is Equal in all.

                     

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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/>.

                    Basics on Anarchism:

                    An Anarchist FAQ

                    Basics on Equal Money System:

                    Equal Money – Future of Money – Volume 1

                    What the FAQ is an Equal Money System – Volume 1

                    Wiki entry on Equal Money System

                    equalmoney.org

                    Vlogs:

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                    Bartering is STILL Capitalism

                    Posted in bartering, communism, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Equality Development, FAQ, Imperialism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2011 by marlenlife

                    Within our research and presentation of the Equal Money System, we’ve encountered people supporting the idea of bartering and/or ask if Equal Money can be equated to bartering.

                    Here I quote the simplicity of this point explained by Bernard Poolman today:

                    Bartering is still capitalism – I have capital value i.e. a fruit  which I exchange for your thing with capital value

                    If you have no capital to barter

                    You starve

                    Placing any value separate from the thing as product itself is capitalizing – whether you’re simply trying to equate an exchange between tomatoes and potatoes, you’ll still be resorting to place a certain amount of tomatoes for potatoes – same with let’s say paying for a horse with vegetables = you would still have to somehow manage to ‘equate’ both points to create a ‘fair trade’ which is the problem in itself.

                    Being able to barter implies an obvious point that Bernard pointed out which is: ownership – if you don’t own anything, you wouldn’t be able to barter and thus be out of the game which would then simply re-create our current scenario as Capitalism.

                    As we’ve explained within the Equal Money System no one will be able to ‘own’ anything as we recognize and ponder the natural order of what’s here which is: everything that is here belongs to the Earth and we as human beings can only use it for the purpose of sustaining ourselves and supporting other living beings to live effectively. That implies that we do not need to own anything if we all have equal access to what’s here on Earth.

                    The moment we start owning, we start creating a separation as ‘value’ is then added to ‘that which you own’ and that’s how the accumulation process begins wherein the more you own/ have, the more you’re able to gain from others eventually through the means in which you’ll eventually barter/trade goods with others. See that greed is the main factor that emerges if security is not established. Within a bartering system besides the added value or capitalizing process, there would be no guarantee that everyone would be able to have something to trade – hence there is no Equality in place at all and still, the rules would have to be placed by someone who would most like seek their own benefit to maintain the least ‘loss’ possible or generate the most ‘profit’ as ‘having more than others’ as this is in essence what’s currently existing in our current money system.

                     

                    Thus, the Equal Money System establishes a single starting point of everyone being able to be  supported equally and have access to the resources that are required to live. No need to own something to be supported, no need to establish value and eventually have to ‘pay’ to another for a perceived loss or gain in such agreed-placement of fictional values upon what’s here.

                    Once the one and only value of what’s here is established as Life, we’ll understand that Equal Money is in essence giving to another what we want for ourselves – even beyond the ‘wanting’ but giving to each other what we require to live and is readily available as part of this world. The only point that requires to be directed is then the labor and how each human being will contribute to sustain the system for an establish mandatory period of time which will be a LOT less than the current amount of years an individual must work to ‘continue making a living’. Such amount of years will be reduced up to a 10% in some cases taking into consideration the average of years spent working in detrimental conditions in most cases.

                     

                    So: we are not promoting bartering as that leads to ownership and capitalism. We are promoting a system of equal distribution as part of our living-right of being born in this world where we can in fact care for each other as ourselves.

                    Research more on http://equalmoney.org and find out more about the FAQ’s on it clicking on the image below.

                    What the FAQ - Bernard

                    Equal Money and Communism

                    Posted in communism, Education, Equal Money System, occupywallstreet, protests, socialism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by marlenlife

                    Perspectives by Destonians on how Communism is not the current solution in this world.

                    Anna Brix Thomsen

                    The thing with communism is that it is all about "fighting" and "revolting" against the establishment. Thus there is no self-responsibility for all as a whole and division and separation is ironically upheld by the continuous insisting on it. The realization is important – yet it is vital that we move from the realization into actually changing what is here and not accepting separation within the solutions that we implement. So it is obvious that a change that is born from fighting and resisting an oppressive establishment will keep existing in this "spirit" unless it transforms itself into a sustainable community. That is why communist regimes fall. An Equal Money System has nothing to do with communism – because it is not based on theoretic ideas of equality born from a revolting activism – but is equality in fact – a practical activism that unites that which has been divided. It is the equation that equate itself.

                    Marlen Vargas Del Razo

                    Exactly, I made a video – yet haven’t posted it – on how Occupy Wall Street is like communism on how it’s the ‘now’ proletarians revolting against the ‘elite/ bourgeoisie’ wanting to now ‘take the power back’ and essentially fighting against them which is the entire ‘revolting’ which is also promoted by people like Max Keiser. Instead of simply promoting a solution that can be implemented through democratic means –

                    Though as we’ve gotten perspective, OWS is for now part of the process that some have to walk through only to then realize:oh shit, we’ve got to actually do something else than just revolting against the system.

                    Equal Money hence has nothing to do with overcoming the elite, but simply dignifying the lives of all living beings as an overall reform that won’t only change the way money exists but how the human being considers itself within this world as part of the whole.
                    This recognition is being ignited within people protesting at the moment, yet there’s no direction to it and such direction implies self responsibility = Practivisim: I become the change that I want to see and be in this world – I make sure I am part of the solution by stopping myself and not by joining a crusade that will lead to another winning/losing existence.

                     

                    Some comment exchanges on YouTube in our Equal Money System videos:

                     

                  •            whotheme 46 minutes ago

                    @MarlenLife I have a question for you: Let´s presume for a second, the equal money system was to be established worldwide and every newborn child on earth had a fair chance for survival and an acceptable lifeexpectancy. How would you deal with overpopulation (which obviously would explode off the charts!)?

                  • MarlenLife 1 sec ago

                    @whotheme overpopulation is happening already whether you have equal money or NOT therefore I have no answer for that because we haven’t even solved that in the current system. My perspective is there’s obviously lack of education and many that live in extreme poverty have more kinds that your average middle class. This also places into perspective what determines birth rate: money or the lack of it which implies lack of education and means for birth control –

                  •            Laughingblades 3 hours ago

                    And I’m a democratic socialist promoting a system in which workers own the work place and the people own the state, where by law everyone is equal in rights and privileges and even garbage collectors can hold their heads high like they do in Denmark.

                  • MarlenLife 2 hours ago

                    @Laughingblades How about creating a system that supports everyone Equally with everyone taking care of the maintenance of the system through an Equal Money System which is equating life and the actual tangible goods and services that can be provided for all as a birth right. So, we could implement such living standard for everyone regardless of where they are in the world. A dignified living for all. Research equalmoney . org

                  • Laughingblades 40 minutes ago

                    @MarlenLife Not everyone is equally skilled and motivated, and not everyone wants the same things, but I do support the ultimate goal of everyone having equal access, I simply see socialism as a step towards that goal. Socialism works with a flawed humanity that has far to grow and socially evolve before anything like Communism can actually work, but ultimately I want a world in which most labor is handled by machines, everyone has access to resources, and human beings have no use for money.

                  • MarlenLife 1 second ago

                    @Laughingblades skills are currently limited to people not having enough money to train themselves for that. Equality does not mean you’ll always ‘want the same as the other’ no – it is about having the same access to what is here for everyone to have a dignified living = equal access. Let’s forget about socialism and communism that have proven themselves to fail already. Investigate Equal Money System -We Can make use of anything that’s here as technology, but what matters is equality.

                    • @MarlenLife Yes skills are limited by lack of access but that isn’t the only issue, not everyone would be equally skilled even if everyone had equal access and not everyone would be equally motivated even if they were equally skilled. I support equal access and dignified living for everyone, what I’m saying is that socialism is a good way to get us started down that path and rise out of the struggle most of us are in so that we can actually see the destination.

                      Laughingblades 1 hour ago

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                    • @Laughingblades Please watch the video Equal Money & SelfMotiveAction as well as other ones that have already explained your points here – including Equal Money System & Communism – the destination is not placed YET we must create an outcome that’s best for all.

                      MarlenLife

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                    • @MarlenLife Right but what I mean is that socialism is a stepping stone to equal access and a good quality of life for everyone being a goal. First we need a populist movement to pull us out of the mire of bureaucratic business elites ruling over our daily lives, and take back the narrative from the economic social darwinists, the case for socialism can be made in a way that wins over the American worker if only people would take back the narrative, and from there, maybe a technocracy Laughingblades

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                    • @Laughingblades There can be no power ruler on Equality – We all feed such ‘ruling bureaucratic business elites’. Socialism is burned now and people react to the slightest word next to it, plus it never worked as there was STILL a ruling class. So – Equality is the way, equal power to all where everyone is equally responsible. No need to resort to only focusing on production ways, but actually taking the whole into consideration beyond production only, a new living system that considers LIFE.

                      MarlenLife

                  • Equal Money System

                     

                    Further support:

                    Practical solutions instead of protesting: Alternatives for Protests/ Demonstrations
                    Communism is Brainwash: Are YOU Brainwashed?

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