Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Does this seem RIGHT to you?
Any person with some common sense understands that it is not fair that simply because of where you are born, you can be swimming in wealth or swimming in shit.
But regardless of what’s right – are the poor actually getting richer? Let’s look at the facts. Here are is an excerpt from a reader by C.J. Napier (2010): Political Economy of Africa:
“Africa’s foreign debts have increased nineteen-fold since 1970 and servicing the principal and interest payments presently consumes 47 percent of Africa’s export earnings, so that debt charges and food and fuel imports take up almost all of most African countries’ foreign earnings, leaving next to nothing to finance development. Each year during the 1980s the Third World as a whole exported to the developed world an average of $20 billion in debt payments, and in 1988 this figure reached $43 billion and by 2006 it reached 52 billion US dollars. So, from the 1980s to the present, not only did the centuries-old gap between the rich and poor countries grow bigger, it literally became the case that the world’s poor were financing the lifestyle of the rich of the West.”
Poor countries may seem to acquire more wealth when looking at the Gross Domestic Production figures, but really – in the background their debt towards the rich just grows and grows – so there is no room for actual expansion. Instead – a deeper and deeper hole is dug every day.
When looking at the world population as a whole and then looking at all the world’s resources that are available: if some of the world’s population start consuming more of the resources than they would if the resources were equally distributed among the world population – you obviously create a lack somewhere else.
And guess what…
There is a price to pay for luxury.
There is a price to pay for greed.
There is a price to pay for abundance.
There is a price to pay for waste.
There is a price to pay for glamour.
There is a price to pay for status.
There is a price to pay for consumerism.
There is a price to pay for lack of consideration.
There is a price to pay for righteousness.
There is a price to pay for inequality.
And this price we pay in LIVES – every day.
So – forget about capitalism and their sweet-talk of ‘oh see, we’re helping the poor too!’ That’s just a distorted representation of reality where you’re not shown the flip-side of the coin.
Get back to the basics and ask yourself: Is it RIGHT that there exists such a big GAP between rich and poor? And your common sense says: No, it’s NOT right.
Capitalism is unable to close this gap – capitalism NEEDS the gap between rich and poor to be there so that some may feel like they ‘have it all’ – in spite of others who can forget about any decency in what shouldn’t even be called ‘life’. Capitalists NEED you to believe that capitalism works so that capitalists can feed off of the poor.
So – forget about capitalism. Instead – start standing up for what’s RIGHT.
What is RIGHT is that each being should have access to the resources they require to sustain themselves, no matter where they are born.
What is RIGHT is that each being’s fundamental right to a decent and dignified life should be honoured and put into application.
What is RIGHT is that you shouldn’t be allowed to waste the Earth’s resources, just because you can.
To be able to do what is RIGHT we have to let go of the old paradigm and make space for a new Economic paradigm that is based on what’s RIGHT and nothing less.
This new Economic Paradigm is an Equal Money System. It’s what you knew was RIGHT all along – as a child, as a teenager, as an adult – but that you started ignoring, because you also wanted to feel like you could ‘have it all’.
Time to cut the crap and get back to reality!
When the planet’s resources are depleted – there will be no saving grace for anyone – whether you’re rich or poor. And at the current rate – the resources are depleting FAST. An economy that promises eternal economic growth is simply not feasible when considering that the Earth’s resources are limited.
Capitalism is based on each one’s desire to live a life of (materialistic) abundance and what capitalists want you to believe is that this is possible for everyone. Well, sorry… it’s not!
Open your eyes! What is used to produce all the materialistic goods in the world is resources the Earth provides – and the Earth can only provide so much at a time. We’re currently consuming more than the Earth is able to replenish. Earth is dying in front of our eyes and under our feet – and yet, we can’t see, because all we see can see is this perfect-pictured life that we so dearly want. Wake up – it’s not going to happen.
Better let go of the dream you won’t get to live. Start working with what is here – start considering what it is that we’re doing and start making plans to change the way resources are distributed and managed so that we stop killing the planet we ALL depend on.
The Earth is ill and getting worse every day – once Earth dies – it’s bye-bye for everyone; no matter if you’re rich or poor.
So – get back to basics – get back in touch with reality. It’s not too late to do what’s RIGHT.
Do research on a new Economic Paradigm that may be our saving grace and only chance at www.equalmoney.org.
If you find that this is what’s RIGHT – let it be known, share it on Facebook – create your own blog and spread the news.
Something can still be done while there is time – but there isn’t much time – no more time to dream.
It’s time to do what’s RIGHT.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The way in which Capitalism answers this question is through prices. The price of a good or service determines who has access to the good or service: those who are able and willing to pay the price.
So – who determines prices?
The answer to this question requires a bit of explanation. See – what determines the price of a good or service is the interaction between supply and demand.
So – let’s first have a look at those two words: Supply and Demand.
The Law of Supply states that: if nothing else changes, suppliers will supply more goods and services to the market when these goods and services have higher prices, and will supply less if these goods and services have lower prices. The underlying ‘assumption’ here is that: if goods or services have higher prices, more profit can be made from them. This attracts people to want to sell/supply these products.
The Law of Demand states that: if nothing else changes, people will buy more of a product when the price of the product decreases, and will buy less of the product when the price of the product increases. You can cross-reference this with your own experience – you may like an expensive brand of clothes, but because of the high price, you may not buy as many as you’d like. Whereas, when there are sales and the prices go down, you may be willing and able to buy more items.
So – suppliers will be inclined to make the prices high, so as to make profit. Yet – if they make the price too high, too few people will be willing and able to buy the product – which will lower their profits. So – this is how the interaction between the market-forces of Supply and Demand determine the prices of goods in our economy. I suggest you also read Leila’s blogs to read up on the specifics of how prices are determined, so that you get a more clear understanding of our economy: http://leilaequalmoney.blogspot.com/2012/01/our-economic-system-doomed-to-face.html
Now – it is important to note that Demand only refers to those people are wiling AND ABLE to buy a product. This means: you want it and you can pay for it. This is very important considering the role demand plays within the determination of prices, and thus who gets access to the scarce resources of the Earth. Because – not everyone has the same amount of money. That means – the amount of money you have determines how much you are able to influence the price of a product – and thus, whether or not you’ll be able to afford the product.
The economic system really works like a form of auction. Let’s take a simple example to clarify this: Let’s say there is a car for auction. The bidding starts at $5. At$5, everyone present is willing and able to buy the car – but there is only one car on auction. So, the price goes up. At $5000, there are still a lot of people willing and able to buy the car, but less than before. The problem is still not solved, because there is only 1 car. So, the price goes up again – and again, and again – until a price is reached that only 1 person is willing and able to pay for the car. The car is then sold to that one person.
Our economy works in the exact same way – except that there are usually more than one item of the good available. Say that there are 50 cars for sale. At a low price, everyone would want the car – there would be too few cars for the amount of people demanding a car. This would cause a shortage in the market. So – what happens is, the price goes up. At a higher price, there may still be many people who are willing and able to buy the car, but less than at the low price. Unfortunately – the amount of cars available is still too little to satisfy this group of demanders. So – the price goes up again, and again, and again – until the amount of people left who are willing and able to pay a certain price – is equal to the amount of cars that are available.
So – what can we learn from this example: that those with more money have a huge advantage over those with less money. The fact that you can only demand a good or service if you’re willing and able to pay for it, means that you have no voice, no way to demand a good if you can’t back it up with money. In economy it is said that who has access to which goods, is determined through money-votes. Well, considering that not everyone has the same amount of money and thus, the same amount of money-votes, we can start asking some serious questions – and really… this is all you need to know about economy to understand that this system is unjustified!
I mean – most countries in the world uphold democratic electoral systems and values: one man, one vote. We wouldn’t think of giving one person 5 votes, another person 1000 votes and another person no vote at all when it comes to politics! Yet – that is exactly how our economy works. For those who live in a democracy – you actually don’t! How can you live in a democracy when the primary system that determines people’s lives doesn’t comply to the basic democratic principles! There is no such thing as a democracy on this planet! It’s a lie! What does it matter if your interests are equally represented on a political level, if they are not equally represented on an economic level – the level that actually matters! I mean – what do you worry most about? Who is the president in your country or the amount of money in your pocket?
If a country were truly governed by democratic principles, then so would the economic system in that country. The only way to do that is through Equal Money. In our current system: 1% holds 99% of the money-votes, while the remaining 99% holds only sorry-ass percent of the money-votes. In an Equal Money system it is simple: 1 man, 1 vote. It doesn’t matter where you live, it doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter who your parents are: you have an equal vote to everyone else – and in that, you have equal access to everyone else to the goods and services you require.
Be 1 vote for World Equality!
Educate yourself on the Equal Money System proposal at www.equalmoney.org – join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/9203980618/ - and make your vote known!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
In the documentary ‘Healing Cancer’(*) the industries who produce treatment for cancer are being exposed for doing just that. Most cancer patients are treated with chemotherapy to reduce the tumors that have manifested in the patients’ bodies. This chemotherapy is nothing else but poison – a highly dangerous poison that basically affects every organ and system in and of the body – causing many patients to lose functionality, become incredibly ill, or even create more cancer! What has been said about cancer patients is this: “If the cancer doesn’t kill them, the treatment will.”
So – chemotherapy being a poison that pushes the body into a spiral of dysfunction and illness without doing what it is meant to do (treat cancer) – why is chemotherapy still being used? The answer is sickeningly simple: because of greed. The medication for chemotherapy is extremely expensive and is thus being kept in circulation because it makes some people extremely wealthy.
Treating cancer patients with chemotherapy is simply an extreme form of abuse – to milk a sick person from its money – redirecting the money from the masses to the few elites in this world.
This bullshit has to stop! How deep a hole do you have in your soul, thinking you can fill it with millions of dollars at the expense of the human race, the animal kingdom and Earth in its entirety? It’s time for humanity to stop and get back to basics. Who the hell are we? What is it we really want? What do we want the world to be for the children to come?
The answer to the questions that really matter aren’t solved with greed. Unfortunately, before humanity will be able and willing to change its behaviour as a group – greed and fear of not having any money to survive have to be dealt with. Therefore, I support an Equal Money System wherein each one’s basic needs are provided for unconditionally – from birth to death – where a dignified life is a given – where healthcare is actually truly about caring for people and not scaring them, or even killing them.
If you feel the same way or agree we need a drastic change – check out ‘What the FAQ is an Equal Money System?’ to get a clearer picture of what’s possible.
PS: for cancer patients – time to take responsibility. Do some research on changing to a plant-based diet to assist your body in re-establishing a healthy immune system. Your body is capable of destroying cancer if you provide your body with what it needs to be effective. As a rule of thumb – always do your homework before you agree to ingest poison. It’s become a belief that doctors know best and that a ‘regular person’ isn’t capable of understanding the body, what’s wrong with it or what’s best for it. But it’s actually merely a question of taking the time and looking it up. If your life is on the line – what do you have to lose?
* "Healing Cancer" (2008): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646206/
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Who will stop me from just living like a bum off of all the people and just travel around the world? who says that many others will not have the same idea as me?
Understand that the main reason why people within the current money system will be inclined to give money to bums on the street, is due to guilt. Because they see that they earn money through the same system that deprives others of it, but because everyone is afraid to lose what they have, nothing is being done and the system is allowed to keep running. That is why people experience guilt when seeing bums, because they know that through their silence and continued participation in the system, they are keeping those human beings trapped in that state of barely even surviving.
In an Equal Money System, each one will have undeniable rights and access to what is required for each one to sustain themselves – and this applies to each and every single human being. Therefore, the system each one participates in doesn’t exclude anyone and your having doesn’t mean someone else’s lack as it does within the current system. Therefore, there will be no more guilt and thus no more inclination for people to give what they require to someone else. Every person has access to what they require, if someone refuses to use those goods, then that’s the person’s problem and responsibility. Currently, bums are simply unable to do something about their situation. In an Equal Money System, being a bum will be something you do unto yourself through not claiming the goods you have right and access to – but then you shouldn’t expect any support from other beings, because you’re deliberately harming yourself.
So, if you try to be a bum in an Equal Money System to try and spite the system, you’ll only really be spiting yourself. If a person however, is troubled within and therefore feels that he doesn’t deserve what’s best for himself and as a result starts refusing to claim the goods and services he requires for a dignified life, the environment will pick up on it and intervene. Such a person will then be given the necessary psychological assistance to better his relationship with himself until he is ready to embrace what is best for himself as a dignified life.
So, no - you won’t be able to live off of other people, because you will have no means of manipulation.
You won’t need to have a job in an Equal Money System. According to each beings’ requirements, you will receive credits with which you can acquire that which you need to sustain yourself.
Remember that in its most basic form, economy is what has to do with the distribution of resources to satisfy needs and wants. In our current economic system, you require to earn money through working, so that, with the money you earned, you can get access to any goods and services with which you can satisfy these needs and wants – whereby not everyone receives an equal amount of money, works equally hard and where not everyone is able to get a job that will get them money to then get to the goods and services they need.
In an Equal Money System, we simply manage the distribution of resources according to the principle of what is best for all – instead of having to work for your survival you are simply being given access to what you need. Because of how the world currently works, we’ve become accustomed to the belief that we need to ‘earn our living’ – but really, that is only one of the answers to the questions of how to get the resources from the Earth to the people, and one that has proven to have many harmful consequences.
Therefore, there will be no necessity for people to have a job through which to earn money and provide for themselves. In terms of providing the necessary goods and services to sustain the population, this ‘work’ will be done by youngsters after graduation and who will for a few years of their lives (about 4 years) dedicate themselves to providing the goods and services that are required to sustain the population. Remember that many products will no longer be produced within an Equal Money System as they are either abusive or were just produced for the sake of making money, instead of being an actual contribution to the quality of a person’s life. Only the best products will be produced and it will be produced in the most effective and efficient way, which years of experience and know-how of big corporations will allow us to do. Products will be made to last, which will relieve a lot of the pressure on production. Also, currently, so much is being wasted and thrown away each day, it is disgraceful. Such waste is not necessary and does not serve any practical purpose. Within this context, you see that it is quite possible for a small part of the population to provide for the whole.
Will we pay for entertainment and if so will the entertainers receive wages in an Equal Money System?
There will be no payments or wages within an Equal Money System. Entertainment will be on a ‘give and receive’ basis, where those who enjoy to provide entertainment, will do so as an expression of themselves and those who enjoy to watch or listen to music, acting, sports, etc. will be able to receive this entertainment.
There is no need for entertainers to receive money to do what they enjoy doing. They are already provided for through the system. This will allow artists and sports players the freedom of expression that is currently lacking in the world. Have a look at the songs that are being produced and their video-clips – the songs are no longer expressions of beings, they are a string of words, sounds and tones as calculated impulses designed to have people want to buy the product. Artists have producers to answer to, who, due to money, have a great influence over their work. Professional sports-players are under constant pressure and push themselves and their bodies to ridiculous bounds, because of money. Within an Equal Money System, entertainment will find itself again: from a money-making industry it will simply be all about having fun and expressing oneself again.
In terms of the entertainment itself and what is acceptable as a form of entertainment and what not – this will be determined according to the principle of what is best for all. Activities that are seen as entertainment that have a high cost in terms of harm that is done unto the environment, animals or other human beings, will no longer exist.
Friday, September 30, 2011
This one little orange chick would only take a few steps at a time and then drop down and just sit there, resting. We had a look at her legs and saw that her feet and legs had just gotten a growth-spurt. We figured she was adapting to her new legs and how it affected her body and balance. But after a few weeks, she still was only able to stumble and spent most of her time sitting or laying down. She was eating, drinking and shitting just fine, so there was no indication of an illness she was suffering from. We gave her all the support we were able to think of, but nothing helped. Actually, it looked like matters only got worse. Her legs looked and felt like rubber – there was no structure or strength in them and they were simply unable to keep her upright.
We then did some research and found out that she was suffering from a genetic disorder. The chick was suffering from a protein-deficiency and in order to be able to grow her feathers – which requires a lot of protein – her body was extracting the proteins from her bones and re-allocating them to feather-growth. This resulted in her bones feeling like rubber and her not being able to stand or walk.
We immediately placed her on a cat-food diet and after a good month of high level protein intake, she started first being able to hold herself up, then started taking a few steps at a time and eventually was able to walk and even run.
Now – why would an almighty God create an existence where this type of genetic disorders occur?? How much effort would it take – for a God – to correct the genetic design of chickens, so that such suffering doesn’t exist?? Because – remember, if we hadn’t been there and if it had just been the chick and her mother, the mother would have abandoned or killed her – because she was too weak to make it.
How can God make such stupid mistakes – where a baby’s body starts eating away at its own bones to be able to grow feathers? You cannot possibly tell me that this is God’s way of punishing the chick – what did the chick ever do to him? She was born with this. She didn’t even have a chance to live – how sinful could she be to deserve the death penalty before she’s even gotten out of her egg properly?
And this applies to all genetic disorders. Why do children have to pay for the sins of their parents? If parents created their own disorders through acting in sin – well, maybe I would understand God not stepping in and saying “sort out your own shit”. But to pass on these disorders through the DNA to the children who haven’t even set foot on this Earth yet? What the hell is that all about??
If God were forgiving – he would make sure all children are born in forgiveness – he would make sure that no child has to pay for what his or her parents did, or their grandparents, or the the generation before that and before that and before that! I mean – if God were forgiving, it’s the least he could do!
Since genetic disorders currently run rampant – both within the animal kingdom as in human beings – you have to wonder: where is God in all this? And if God were to exist, can he really be good, loving and forgiving? Nope. Not with the catastrophe of a world that we live in today.
No – if God exists, he is not a good, loving and forgiving God. If God exists, he is a spiteful sadist who enjoys to enslave beings for eternity without giving them a solution to get themselves out, dooming them to unending suffering. Hm, sounds much like the Devil and…. hm, sounds a lot like human beings too. If human beings are made in the image and likeness of God, then we reflect the true nature of God. And the true nature of human beings can be seen within what human beings have created and manifested.
Have a look at the current money system – it works with passing on the debts of the parents to the children as well. Children are not born in forgiveness because not all children have equal opportunities. Dependent on where you live, who your parents are and who their parents were – will determine most of who you will be and how easily you’ll be able to generate money in the world; will determine whether you get to live or whether you have to struggle to survive, day in and day out. See: exactly the same as with genetic disorders, as ‘faults’ that are being passed on from generation to generation through the DNA. The same goes with how parents’ performance and financial position determines the kind of life their child will lead.
I’d say we don’t wait for God to come and fix his creation. It’s obvious he doesn’t care anyways. If we want to be saved, we’re going to have to do it ourselves. If we want to live in a different world, we have to change the starting point of Life. The current starting point of Life is: DEBT. Both within the physical/DNA as in the money-system – because we are born with the debts and sins of those that have gone before us.
The starting point of Life should be Forgiveness. When a being comes into the world, he/she should be unconditionally forgiven and start their life in forgiveness – clear – empty – not carrying with them the mistakes of the past of those that have gone before them. This sounds lovely – but how can it practically be done?
To free the future children of the world, we require to stop the cycle of ‘The Sins of the Fathers’ – this we do through taking responsibility for who and what we exist as, as the totality of ourselves. Each genetic disorder is a manifested consequences, which has an origin-point. It is for each one to find and identify those origin-points, release them and re-align our design. This is practically done through self-honesty, self-forgiveness and self-corrective action. Through this – we stop the application of simply passing on our shit to the next generation and the next generation and the next generation. Instead: we have a look at the shit that is here, that has accumulated over eons of time: and we take self-responsibility for it. Sort ourselves out – clean ourselves up – remove the shit. That way – when new children come into the world – they are not born within disadvantage – they are born within opportunity.
To correct the cycle of ‘The Sins of the Fathers’ in the money-system can be done through implementing an Equal Money System – a system wherein each being unconditionally receives the amount of money required to sustain himself. This would mean that a child that comes into the world is financially supported – immediately – equally. They don’t take on the debt of their parents – they are unconditionally forgiven and are able to live their own life.
If God were good and loving and forgiving and man is made in the image and likeness of God – then surely this would be the type of monetary system that would be in use today. But it’s not – and God is not good, loving and forgiving.
Then remains the question: who do we want to be? Who do we want our children to be? What do we wish for the next generations? Do we want to be remembered in thoughts of hatred and resentment for what we left behind? Or do we stop and change the world around?
Stop waiting for God, people – you’re wasting your time. Instead – do what you would want God to do for you. It’s not above our human capacity – we just have to get off our lazy asses and get moving!