What Capitalists want you to believe is that – as rich people become richer, so do poor people.And if you ask the question: Well, does it seem right to you that there are very rich people and very poor people? They’ll reply: Well, as the rich people get richer, the poor people do too – isn’t that at least better than nothing? And in so doing, evading the actual question:
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.