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Posted in Accepted and Allowed Life Abuse, adbusters, basic income grant,, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, Crimes Against Life, dignified living, economy, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Labor, Law is Flawed, market forces, Modern Day Slavery, poverty, profit driven industry, Profit-Making, Reform the Monetary System, self forgiveness, slabor, slave labor, socialism, starvation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by marlenlife

Picture yourself in another’s shoes.

You wake up in a bed within a clogged room with other 19 people, you gaze out the window and see nothing but barbwire and steel barriers to prevent you escaping from what it seems like a prison – yet it is ‘only’ your workplace, a factory which is conveniently located in the same terrain as your ‘living place.’ You get ready to begin your 7 days a week job at 6:30 am wherein you’ll remain working non stop until it is 11-12 pm. Your job consists of making toys for people in the ‘first world.’ Somehow you try to question why people require such stuffed animals and plastic devices to entertain kids – easy: they got the money to buy what they are offered as products in the store.

Your work is insanely tiresome, you have been made to sign a contract of 8 hours while working almost twice as much as ‘the law indicates’ without it being even recognized by the “authorities” within the factory you work in – who by the way, don’t really give a fuck about creating any proper working conditions for you. There you’re simply a number, a machine that gets paid according to how fast you can produce.You are incredibly fed up because you are forced to work till dawn, you get dizzy and your eyes hurt but can’t stop. There is no time for a quick rest either. Sometimes you skip breakfast so that you’re able to save a bit of money which eventually gets you even more tired and sleepy while working. You are then pointed at for not being productive and your bosses warn you about getting fired if you continue to fall asleep in your workplace. By the way, you cannot complain as that will ensure you are threatened along with the rest of your workmates that dare to speak up about the needs and requirements for proper working conditions you may be pondering about demanding.

You have no minimum wage – it’s all production based which is the way that you are kept ‘motivated’ to work extra hours to get ‘more money’ which is never enough for you to be able to buy the freedom that you yearn for every single day. It becomes obvious that you don’t work because ‘you like it,’ but because there is no other way to survive in such tight conditions within a country that has ‘opened doors’ to the world to become just an outsourcing nation that provides cheap labor with no proper labor regulation which ensures to any investor, maximum profit and the best job done in the required timeframes. Key word: No one will complain.

You are sold a convenient idea of being able to live and be ‘looked after’ in the same factory place – yet you know that this is the only way to keep it functional because you’ve already come from far away in the province to get this job due to the harsh conditions of poverty you were living in before you got this job. Even though you hardly own things, you are wishing to save enough to one day be ‘free’ and do what you would actually enjoy doing in your spare time. Sadly so, this day seems to perpetuate in a never ending smokescreen that tampers your sight every time that you see yourself day dreaming while grabbing pieces of plastic as hot as 200 C – you wonder if the people buying such product would even know or care about the fact that someone is having a hard time while producing such flashy pieces of plastic.

You are part of the cheap labor in the Chinese toy industry, you help create what represents 95% of the entire toy production that is sold in stores in Europe and the rest of the world. Your work is part of the high quality standards that such countries demand while being completely oblivious to the actual conditions you work in. You are not allowed to speak to international press about your working life, you’re not allowed to complain to any supervisor because you are well instructed about the lies that you must say to them in order to earn 50 extra Yuan for answering with the “correct” answers to them. You have no other choice in a world where money creates biased conducts and where ethical regulations have become another pompous word that’s never considering practical justice applied to such abusive working conditions.

You are not allowed to affiliate or become part of trade unions because that would signify being threatened back by your bosses on going bankrupt and eventually end up fearing losing your job every time that you dare to expose your case to the ‘authorities.’ You keep wondering if you’ll ever get out of such living conditions, you like to dream about it, but the heat of the machines and the constant noise brings you back to a harsh reality wherein every second counts like a cent. You got blisters, burns, cuts and any other injury around your arms and hands because of those times that you have wandered off in your mind, dreaming about the happy lives that people that buy such toys must have while you are stuck in this menial job for a lifetime. You must wear a face mask which doesn’t necessarily prevent you from developing lung diseases from being constantly exposed to elements like chrome and mercury.

It is all just ludicrous. You are bound to create products that look nice and make ‘kids happy,’ yet you are desperately crying inside asking for the world to see and realize that what you buy is not coming from a fully automated machine that can produce it all at will – no. This is all your job, this is you operating machines for over 12 hours a day in deplorable conditions without any time to enjoy, live and express yourself.  You have no choice within your life and often wonder if having no job at all could be a better situation than living in such conditions while being ‘employed.’

In a world where consumerism is the ‘key’ to move this entire system, slave labor is the way  to maintain the desired ‘low prices’ that we always seek in stores, never pondering how come that such products are able to be ‘so cheap’ and ubiquitous in our reality. There is no ‘corporate responsibility’ that can give proper solutions or answers to the most common questions on the allowance and acceptance of this abuse. Everyone is equally participating in a system of betrayal. We have bound ourselves to an agreement of absolute disregard to fellow human beings. We’ve made of this world, the people, the animals, plants and everyone else in it part of the assets that can be traded to give the most profit to those that have set the rules. These include calling requests for higher wages and less hours of work “bad thinking” often chuckled at as if it was a ‘lucid dream’ that has no chance of being implemented at all.

We have agreed in this system of betrayal, a dog eat dog world.

Workers blame the factory management, the factory management blames the corporative policies being extremely tight forcing them to give low wages while requiring extended hours of work to fulfill the deadline to deliver the production. Corporations blame the consumer as not being willing to ‘pay extra’ to be able to create proper working conditions for people. These are all excuses we throw at each other like a ball set on fire to not create jobs and living conditions that can be best for all equally. This is because it is not at the best interest of those that require the perpetual existence of people that are bound to living in extreme poverty and being willing to do ‘anything they can’ to get a job and get to survive in this world.

My question is: would you like to live a life like this? No, I’m sure you don’t – yet millions of adults, youngsters and children are part of this current crime against life that is slavery – and this is all because of profit created out of a world that is taught to consume as a ‘lifestyle.’

This is all part of the data conveyed in the documentary Santa’s workshop created by Lotta Ekelund and Kristina Bjurling from Sweden, which is one of the main countries that have such toy factories running with no proper regulations in China.

 

None of this will exist in an Equal Money System wherein we are beginning already to become part of the solution within stopping ourselves from participating in the unnecessary consumption of products that serve no other purpose than creating profit in someone’s greedy pocket in exchange for something that isn’t indispensable to live.

The condition of ‘slavery’ in this world will not cease to exist until we all agree that we must stop the current functioning of the world which is based on buying-selling and earning ‘money’ – which is also created at will – from such transaction which benefits only a few.

We all must wake up from this slumber wherein nightmares are the day to day living condition of millions of human beings in this world that are living in such extreme poverty conditions that force them to survive through menial jobs, while others are bound to be starving to death.

Support and inform yourself about the solution and plan of action we are presenting here as the way to create a dignified living for all human beings. Become part of the voices that speak up for a world that is fair, a world wherein Equality as Life will mark the end of all our current disregard and carelessness for those that do suffer from having to survive in a constant hell wishing and hoping for it all to end for them someday.

 

 

Source of information and vital resource to the creation of this blog: Documentary Santa’s Workshop – Inside China’s Slave Labour Toy Factories

Music videos that depict this situation:

“Santa is an Illusion” – The North Whole Crew

SO OUT THERE – This Is Why Christmas Is Bullshit!

Jedi Mind Tricks – Shadow Business

 

VLog:

Who Builds Your Toys? Buy your Holy-Daze

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¿What will be the Currency in an Equal Money System?

Posted in bills, currency, economy, Equal Money System, financial crimes, Law is Flawed, pay-per money with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2011 by marlenlife

 

There will be No Currency in the Equal Money System – here are the reasons why.

Let’s look at the properties of ‘currency’ which are:

  • medium of exchange
  • unit of account
  • portable
  • durable
  • divisible
  • fungible: each unit is interchangeable
  • A store of value over long periods of time

Equal Money will Not be a currency because it will function according to credits that will have a ‘one-way use’ – meaning, the credits you get let’s say to ‘get food’ corresponds to that part of the resources that is given to you as your living-condition within  the Equal Money System in this world.

– It won’t be a ‘medium of exchange’ as exchange implies bartering wherein there is already equivalences created through equating let’s say a dozen of eggs to a kilo of potatoes which generates – yet again – value-systems wherein even if ‘money’ is not used to exchange products/services, values are generated for the sake of creating an  “equivalent” which doesn’t actually exist in the correct sense of such word unless the value of money becomes life itself which does exist in Equality. 

With money being based upon life itself – meaning equal to/one with everything/everyone that is here as this world – there will be no need to ‘exchange’ as no one owes something to another that owned it first. Let’s remember how the I.O.U’s were the initial steps towards the current money system based on the banking system in this world which exists upon the profit created through interests according to the aggregated value to such capital-lending option according to a single agreement on  ‘what value’ resources have.

– In terms of being a unit of account – the only accountability that money will be endowed with in the Equal-Money System is the equivalent to giving to another the living support in equality as being an equal participant in the system. As redundant as it may sound, sometimes the word Equality is not properly understood – therefore we make sure its is clear from all angles and perspectives.

– It will be portable in the sense of being contained as information in a banking card that we can carry with us initially – just as we do nowadays – though, it won’t be transferrable from person to person. There will be no need to give your assigned credits to another because the ‘other’ person will also have their assigned credits – there is no point in giving to another what he already has been given unconditionally in an equal manner – that’s the basic principle within the Equal Money System, hence consider how this single fact will affect the human condition that we currently know.

– It won’t be ‘durable’ any more  than its designed lifespan to fulfill its initial purpose and reason of existence. This means that it won’t last more than the interim moment from having such credit available in your card, which will prevent the accumulation of ‘power’ as a’ ‘surplus of money. In other words, it won’t ‘store value for long periods of time’, it simply won’t be necessary as such accumulation of ‘power’ as ‘money’ leads to the creation of capital which is what eventually creates the fictional wealth stored in as owning/ private property and the physical/electronic named-value where gold, silver or anything else for that matter that has been bought with money stands for. What happens is that in the long run, such surplus and savings that not everyone is able to obtain currently,  becomes part of an inversion that generates ‘more profit’ according to its usage in the current ‘laws’ within this system. This is for example investing such surplus in machines to manufacture clothes – this capital then is ensuring that the owners of the  ‘means of production’ are able to generate more money in the long run. Then being able to ‘buy slaves/ work force’ to produce comes into play as part of the need of others to make it work, which is how Marx would see the functionality of the system disregarding that the very accumulation of money can be stopped if money is simply given to everyone equally as a means to obtain that which can be given to all Equally in a periodical basis wherein there is no need to ‘keep savings’ as everything will be a consistent and constant point that we can trust on.

-The property of division stands within the physicality of money and how it currently exists as paper/ coins. In the Equal Money System there will be no physical money hence there will be no need to trade coins/paper. See how division can be related to the word ‘share’ though within sharing in this case still indicates a point of possession instead of simply distributing as in giving to all equally.

– It will be fungible as each credit will be the same unit for all.

– It won’t be ‘a store of values over a long period of time’ as this is what has enabled the current capitalist system to continue, by having that initial accumulation that lead to ownership in relation to the rest of the population and within that, creating and ensuring that such value would remain as ‘wealth’ growing and growing as such inversion is then sought to be reproduced  – hence becoming more and more profitable through more exploitation of people and resources . There will be no banks as such, hence no accumulation of money will be possible within this.

Accumulation entails inequality as ‘power’ over others, as ego-boosts, as methods to continue abusing and subduing people to ‘do as we want’ because of being on the top of the food chain through such ‘accumulation of power’ through money as it currently exists.

The pivotal point in an Equal Money System is to give what you would like to receive and the Resource Distribution System which will be able to distribute/track/manage such credits, it will only be system that monitors and distributes resources to  every person equally.

And last but not least, let’s be aware of how the current disparity between currencies in the world indicate one single thing: the power of one nation/ economic-block over another which equates to the amount of abuse and subjugation implemented for the sake of stealing from others to increase the power within their nation. This then places the spotlight on the self evident fact that Great Britain has been the most abusive in the world throughout human history since the creation of money/ wealth as part of the determining factor that gives value to the currency used in such nation.

For instance, the disparity existent as ‘exchange rates’ between first and third world countries is a vivid example of how the physical world as the resources and everything else that is here is not  being considered as equally valuable, they are placing value on to things according to created laws of ‘demand and supply’ amongst others which later on determine the exchange rate of each currency; instead, they are at the service of the interests assigned, placed and studied through the current economy as we know it which is plain to see, it’s not best for all.

This can make it clear how Equal Money is not about ‘money’ per se as it’s currently understood, but about establishing and implementing the Principle of Equality as Life through a stable, constant and trust-worthy system that can be applied at a global scale.

More info:

– FAQ Will equal money be actual physical money that is printed
http://www.equalmoney.org

Give & Take, Ownership, Possessions in an Equal Money System

Posted in Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, communism, Equal Money System, Equality Development, Labor, Reform the Monetary System, Social Enterprises with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by marlenlife

 

This is a ‘pingback’ to an ongoing posting at the Desteni forum with regards to basic questions asked and given perspective for with regards to the points annotated as the title of this blog  which I suggest you read before continuing here to have the basic background to see where there rest of this post stems from: Give&Take, Ownership, Possessions in an Equal Money System

Here I share some further points to consider  based on what we’ve now gotten to cross-reference with ourselves in our reality and how such points would change within an Equal Money System.

Reply:

It’s similar to a point wherein someone asked me (through a YouTube comment in one of the Equal Money System videos) about being able to get/ own/ have 5 cars wherein I pointed out that we can only drive one car at a time therefore creating an evidence on how the accumulation of cars have become a ‘symbol of power’ in society – this single idea of ‘having up to 5 cars’ comes from the capitalist brainwashing that is extensively promoted and nowadays propagated through the ‘rich and famous’ that accumulate all types of rarities and cars and houses that can only exist if there is enough slaves they can pay for to keep everything in place and functioning.

So, it will be interesting to see how the usual consumerist quirks that have been adopted as part of ‘our preferences’ are debunked once we realize that we didn’t actually NEED the item, but indulged into the accumulation, variety or worth-placed on such item/product/object as a mental value system which we’ve embedded to virtually everything – even sometimes to people – in separation of ourselves. That’s the infamous monetizing of reality wherein if we look in common sense, having 5 cars for a single person is a plain act of excess – yet I know people that do own such amount of cars and have made of cars ‘their passion’ but such ‘passion’ can only exist as long as they are able to profit such amounts of money to keep their hobby in place. Someone that is barely making money for a living won’t think of getting more than 1 car and only if that’s utterly necessary and doesn’t affect the rest of their most immediate needs to cover.

The point of ‘meeting your needs’ is actually very cool to emphasize because within that, we’ll be able to draw the line to see how much do we buy out of sheer ‘compulsion’ or actual necessity. This is one of the points that I’ve placed in action within walking this process wherein I’ve simplified my expenses as I have simplified my ‘lifestyle’ to begin with. All forms of personality build-ups require money, all addictions and any other ‘entertainment’ that I might seldom indulge in whereas others ‘need to have it’ every single weekend or so – all eventually money related just as anything else in this reality. And the point to look at is what’s behind it all. I went to buy fruit, people were watching a soccer match in the store, people go to the store to buy beer because ‘there is a soccer match’. So even if it seems as some type of ‘healthy entertainment’, the single ‘enjoyment’ of such match is mostly inherently related to alcohol consumption, buying  of food or certain junk food I mean, there are many products associated with one single point of entertainment such as watching a soccer game on a saturday night, probably more than what we can even consider. That is not an actual ‘need’ but part of the accepted entertainment that is just as anything currently profit driven and sold well as people ‘need to get distracted’ after spending an entire week ‘making a living’. So it all compensates itself when the money they earn is spent on such pleasures wherein it all goes back to the same ‘masters’ that plan this entire system to work to the T for their own benefit. This is HOW we are responsible for ‘corporate greed’ as well.

What we will face eventually as we go into a transitional phase is the re-assessment of ‘what we are built of’ – what do we buy, why do we buy it, what value/worth is such product adding up to ‘who I am’ – does buying/owning such thing define me in any way? Can I live without it? These are literal questions that I’ve asked myself whenever finding something and going into the compulsory state of ‘wanting to buy it’ – I tend to accumulate stuff and I realize this is out of fear – or creating a ‘stock’ which I call ‘being prepared/cautious’ – sometimes it is so I don’t have to go buying milk all the time and sometimes it’s out of creating a sense of security around having more than 2 items of the basic meals I usually eat. Now this is only talking about basic-needs like food. If we go into all the items we buy for our pleasure/entertainment or sheer compulsive shopping-treats we’ll get to face the reality of the worth/value as the why we buy what we buy and how we’ve defined ourselves accordingly.

Possessing creates a form of security in our current system. We can hear how people are gleeful whenever they manage to ‘finally own their house’ – if they ever get to do so. So far it’s been quite a long time since I’ve heard people getting to own their house nowadays unless it was inherited or bought in the ‘old bonanza days’ in this world. I also got to know brutal stories of people losing their homes to banks after great devaluations took place in this country in 1994 after having their mortgage doubled up from overnight. Insane, and such person that was my mother’s best friend eventually got cancer and died, consumed by the constant worry about their elusive debt that grew exponentially fast.

So, possessing a house, a car or anything won’t mean ‘securing your life’ as your life will simply be able to be granted with a house to live in, a car if you need it and virtually ending this constant worry about ‘finally owning something’ for the sake of being able to sleep at ease at night.

Clarifying the bartering point is also cool as we can see how it is within the ‘I.O.U’s that money came to be within generating these relationships of give/take that weren’t unconditional. Eventually in bartering someone will decide that a kilo of potatoes ‘deserves’ two kilos of bananas for whatever reasons they might give and within that, creating further inequality between products which is an equivalent of profit making in the long wrong = inequality; whereas if everything is worked for to be produced and placed as equally available, we’ll dissolve such current differences that are outflows of speculation that comes from the ‘claws’ of the system that decide on the worth of certain foods in the ‘food market’ for the sake of creating some profit for them.

A basic example here is how avocados went up in price here in a crazy manner like never before and they explained me how it was because ‘the cream of the crop’ of avocados was sent out to the US and there were barely non ‘good stuff’ left here, so due to the infamous offer-demand law, the demand was such that couldn’t be fulfilled hence prices went up to the point wherein I would pay for one single avocado what could’ve been good for 3-4 avocados before. YET common sense is that there is a monopoly behind this that has made of ‘avocados’ a product of desire to be fulfilled in a certain way that the rest of the markets are absorbed to fulfill such need. As a parallel point, someone that owns an avocado tree in their parcel won’t experience any ‘change’ in the growth of avocados and, as a result of them being out of the market-circuit, they’ll simply have no correlation to the current rising up of avocados in prices in our usual markets – the tree is the tree and it ‘knows’ no economics which is an equivalent of fancy laws that are created to benefit only a few.

As a final example someone asked the other day in one of my videos on how things would be given – meaning if there was John and Paul wanting to have a car yet John didn’t work at all and remained under an apple tree all day while Paul worked all day, how would ‘that’ be equal? Yet the basic point that I asked is why would John want a car if he was planning to remain under an apple tree all day? These type of questions mostly reveal to what extent we are not willing to give to another what we want for ourselves, and how even if John decides to stay underneath the tree, if he requires a car and has been a human being that’s worked for the system and shows no other signs of greed, then cool for him getting a car, why not?

Working won’t be ‘our key to the world’ anymore in the sense of only being able to have access to our basic requirements if we have a job and If we have enough money to meet our needs. Within this, work will also become part of our expression and process of discovery of what the human being will be able to be/become once there is no worry to have food on the table or a place to stay in the next day.

By living in a world where giving and taking in equality is available for all, the inherent greed that comes through fear of loss will cease to exist as no ‘scarcity’ will be in place – we know how scarcity is part of the tactics to promote compulsive acquisition of goods as there is an ‘impending fear’ of such item/product not being there anymore next time or ‘going extinct’ or rising up in price for whatever reason those that ‘name-the-game’ would decide for. This is hooked then with trends and any seasonal human quirks such as Christmas time when everybody is out there shopping their pockets till they’re dry.

Lol how can we take anything as ‘true value’ in this current system if we’ve monetized all, even ‘love’ or ‘happiness’ or whatever anyone would consider to be ‘out of the loop’ from such value system.

Everything has been ‘tainted’ within this current system and, because it’s our creation, we’ve got to take self responsibility for it. We cannot possibly continue wanting to ‘own the world’ for the sake of feeling superior, feeling more, feeling ‘valued’, feeling ‘loved’ even – there is a LOT that we’ve created as an idea of ourselves disregarding the very physicality that has tolerated our mental bs value systems for so long now.

We’ve got to stop within ourselves, we’ve got to realize that a simplification of our own lives is required to then be aware of what will actually entail to take self responsibility for our very basic needs and services to be met/fulfilled once that there are no more ‘slaves’ to pay for to do the work for us, once that we are not able to ‘own’ for the sake of creating a certain profile within the credit-system required to be able to obtain ‘more’ as such surplus of money was only debt anyways. Within this, all egos will eventually be deflated like balloons that lose their hot air – which is money as it currently exists. This is part of what we’ve realized and shared here as part of our process in seeing how money affects ‘who we are’ and how we experience ourselves differently when ‘we have more than enough’, when ‘we don’t have any’ or ‘when we are on the verge of losing it all’ – and many other interim states of course.

So – money as the added power on the human will cease to exist and this giving and taking will remain as the exchange that we have as our physical breathing- in-out/ giving and taking without being able to ‘accumulate breaths for the sake of living more’ or out of ‘fear of survival’ lol – if we take the basic principle of breathing as ‘Life’ as I am Here, we’ll be able to understand how any form of ‘power’ beyond each breath is a delusion that has only filled some greedy men’s pockets and how giving and taking should be as fearless and as ‘natural’ as breathing.

Lots of changes ahead for us, glad to have it this way because we cannot possibly continue as we currently are now.
Thanks.

 

Check out the FAQ – Equal Money System Videos to know more about the Equal Money System and the most basic and practical answers to a new way of living in this world.

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