marzo 30, 2013

Dream of the Tower of Success

I had a dream wherein there was this one single loft on a ‘tower’ like structure, a very tall one sustaining only that one place that everyone wanted to live in, there was a huge staircase in order to get there, I kept wondering how people were eager to climb it up every time that they would want to go in and out of the house, it really seemed highly unpractical.

 

I realized that there was an initial desire for me to get to know the inside. This links to a very ‘strong’ relationship I created while I was growing up – around 8 years old or less – wherein I would pray every day for us to win some kind of ‘lottery’ to live in what I considered a better house and a better area of the city. This house became ‘my dream’ and I would literally be obsessed about wanting it and desiring it, almost using ‘the law of attraction’ without knowing it and it all was linked to my desire to experience a ‘better living condition’ that I believed my house didn’t have.

 

So in the dream I was first quite bemused by it and seeing all these people going up to look at it and hopefully ‘win it’ in a similar fashion to this house-lotto that I just explained. However it was also interesting because instead of allowing myself to be moved by the curiosity and what could have been an obvious drooling-process on my side to live in such place, I didn’t move myself by the desire. Instead I remember telling my aunt how I saw it unpractical and unsafe to have just one house in such a tall position, I would instead fear it falling over with strong winds – I was in a pool that was right at the base of this ‘tower’ where this loft was on top. I didn’t even get enough curiosity to go and see the insides, I realized how the illusion of ‘luxury’ was indeed just a fabrication of the experience in my mind and it was not worthy to pursue it.

So in essence it’s a cool point that I didn’t give in to what I would have usually reacted to with excitement and desire to live there, I saw the common sense and rather ostentatious nature of the place and deliberate fabrication to have people be so amused by it that they would be willing to climb this ridiculously long ‘staircase’ to get there, almost like the ‘stairway to heaven’ to get to this super luxury place – similar to what our ‘ladder of success’ involves.

 

This was transcending one of my self created desires, the one I formulated when I was like 16 years old and wanted to live in such a place in new york or else, being a writer and having the great life – the dream is gone, what remains is reality and dreams can only reveal the traces of the points not faced. This is the first dream I have a vivid recollection of in a long time, which was also linked to the ‘intellectual’ side that I had also linked to this ‘wealthy lifestyle’ and the people that supported that personality or aspect of my ‘old self,’ I also stopped ‘caring’ about what they would think by me rejecting the opportunity to live in such high-end loft and area,it all seemed too phoney, too staged, too ‘dream like’ and that is definitely what it was.

The energy that I would have experienced before as a driving force to ‘get somewhere’ was gone,  I instead kept myself to the moment of being at the ‘Earth level’ and not giving into wishful thinking and desires for ‘more’ or escalate any social stratus according to it.

That’s in essence the desire that keeps everyone running around the wheel: being moved by the belief of wealth, power and happiness according to money and social standards. Certainly not something that is Worthy of living for – what matters is what is here, what is and must be made available to everyone equally to LIVE.

 

So, cool for the dream, I was able to remain in common sense and not give into this illusion of power and ignore the abuse it currently represents like a literal house on the stick for some to aspire to get to without pondering why it is not available for everyone equally.

 

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marzo 13, 2013

326. Free Trade and Buying Dreams of Progress

NAFTA among many other ‘Regional Trade Agreements’ i.e., special Free Trade relationships between countries have formed the basis of  neo-colonialism, a transnational plutonomy horror show that we all buy into the moment that we think that progress is a cool idea to pursue for ourselves and our nation, but never care to ponder at what cost. We bought the lie and now have to get Self Honest about what we have all accepted and allowed in our attempt to become rich and powerful. Our demise has been directly created by our own Greed – yet, there is certainly a way out of it.

 

Continuing from:

307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS

 

 

 

 

Problem                                                                 

In my country, México, in 1994 we became part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the US and Canada. I can only remember the crisis of the subsequent years experienced by people that had engaged in housing mortgages adopting an ‘upgraded lifestyle’ that became impossible to sustain, eventually losing the house, becoming sick out of the amount of stress it represented to keep paying the bills, dying and passing on the debt of a house they no longer inhabited to their children. People sought ways to make money through counterfeits and robberies that affected my family, and consequently myself existing in a constant fear of realizing that our house was suddenly not ours and that unless we pay the bank, we would have to get out of it. This intermixed with the fear of a civil war with the Insurrection of the Zapatistas wherein I experienced the fear of war for the first time in my 7 years of age, which never happened, but nonetheless it was proof to know that there was something profoundly wrong going on when my currency went from  being 1000 pesos to 1 peso and believing that the only change was a ‘simplification’ to avoid all those zeros next to it, because that’s how we were taught to adopt the new currency rate.

México became part  of the GATT the year I  was born in 1986, and managed to follow all the ‘right steps’  toward becoming part of the ‘great league’ of the developed economies i.e. adopting free trade  in an attempt to become more powerful by being an ally with our northern neighbor(s). These were ‘good housekeeping’ measures acknowledged by the IMF as a potential candidate for a new ‘openness’ of the Mexican market such as implementing de jure Fixed Exchange Rate, Deregulation of Privatization - which meant getting rid of the State Owned Enterprises which had created the well known ‘Mexican Miracle’ from the 1940’s – 1970’s and privatization, introducing Capital Market Integration. However, such measures imposed overnight during Carlos Salinas’ term in office were absolute speculative measures wherein the capital influx that was suddenly being invested in Mexico - due to apparently successfully living the Market Fundamentalism of liberalizing everything – lead to a growing interest on our ‘under developed economy.’ Yet, the money was obviously well spent by our ‘authorities’ and according to an apparent  ‘lack of coordination’ with the US, we had a ‘liberalization miscarriage’ that caused the eventual downfall where the weakness of national reserves were hidden from the international panorama –IMF / U.S. -  and our currency devalued –some say - 50% in December 1994. This lead to an ultimate ‘bailout’ from our impending doom offered by no one else than Mr. CapitalismUS, which was  ‘offered’ in the form of the NAFTA that meant having ‘special relationships’ with the US and Canada, liberalizing trade which is another form of Imperialism where the hegemon of the coalition dominates the ‘weaker ones,’ and so the downfall of our nation began, not that it had been ‘great’ after the 70’s either.

The effects of ‘Free Trade’ in this country have been devastating as in any other country in the world that suffers the same Free Market disease, we were pushed to be the Hands that provide cheap labor to those that have the capital – U.S. - this also meant sending 10% of our population to the US to make a better living when seeing the rural agriculture camps being owned by corporations, forcing them out of the place with no further reason other than having better plans for their fields. Mexicans have ended up working in jobs that were Not preferred by Americans, while facing illegal treatment that is another form of calling a dehumanization that became part of an immigrants manhunt that continues till this day, not to mention the racial discrimination that is paired with the African Americans and any other race that is not ‘purely  white’ in America. Yet the remittances on a yearly basis have been ‘great’ to our economy which is what justifies the massive social problem that immigration represents, not to mention that people truly would like to come back home, and some are now coming back upon the impending doom that the U.S. is currently facing, which will inevitably also affect ourselves.

The same goes for people in the fields, in rural areas owned throughout generations by ‘indigenous people’  whose crops are systematically owned by the corporations that ‘distribute’ their products while paying them nothing for the amount of work, dedication and physical strain that such work implies. It is heartbreaking to see them, indigenous people that were once self sufficient living in the tranquility of the mountains now having to be selling candies and puffed Disney toys in traffic lights, becoming maids or even worse renting themselves to panhandle on the streets. It is also schizophrenic to know that we got the Richest man in the world living here, and currently I am able to connect to the internet thanks to his telecom enterprises;  we all wanted progress and ‘be a first world country,’ but never specified under which terms and conditions.

We export the best quality food and products there, so what we get at a popular level is ‘second class’ type of foods, selling our natural resources like oil to be refined and turned to gas there only to be brought back to be sold at a higher price, just because we don’t have the means to do the refined process, in other words, too expensive apparently. We have great resources and people willing to work, but when wages are significantly lower than our northern neighbor, our intellectuals and educated ones,  people that could make a difference in the country, go and live abroad to have a ‘high quality lifestyle’ that is only achievable to a minority in this country.

We have been continually existing in a fraudulent government just as any other nation while multinationals get all forms of subsidies to make business here, which is an ever growing presence in our day to day living, becoming so used to this fast food lifestyle that any remembrance of what was the world like before McDonald’s seems like an old past that most people would not dare to go back to, because: we 'embraced’ our progress, we liked our ‘Americanized’ way of living, and so wrought our own demise.  Our once state owned industries are now privatized, we bit the apple of seeking a superior status in our economy and the effects are half of the population existing in poverty, with massive Drug “Free Trade”, cheap labor, immigration and resources being sold to benefit our Northern neighbors. Yet, we have all complied to this ‘lifestyle’ of fast foods, images and worshipping the American Dream that is sustained by a feeble to non existent structure of psychological power embedded in a currency that remains as our exchange rate for practical trading purposes. I’ve heard a thousand and one great ideas to better our country, but our uncomfortable neighbor stands in the way of any form of sovereignty and frankly, I would not be able to trust our own government with such ‘power’ either, we have to become part of it too.

I’ve witnessed the effects from being a psychological ‘impaired’ society that is apparently incapable of ‘ever’ being equal to our Northern neighbor, we will always remain the slave labor force that ‘knows nothing’ and is easily sold for a sense of comfort and cheap quality goods that ‘make our day’ worth living for. It is a permanent ‘under development’ economy that has to sell its integrity to remain within the illusion of ‘peace and progress,’ which is also non existent due to the massive illegal gun trade as a result of our ‘War on Drugs’ to eradicate a problem that stems from having been psychologically ‘owned’ throughout over 500 centuries. The world has not changed at all, capitalism is Imperialism with the same tactics that lead Great Britain to become a Hegemon, later on leading the way to the US in our exact full circle historical resemblance of the Roman Empire and its ‘peripherals,’ but nonetheless the Empire must come to an end, and it’s already happening.

This is a sum up of what selling our soul to the devil in the name of success means and NAFTA was the act that consolidated this. However this can be applied to virtually any other nation that is coerced to form part of these treaties through a ‘diplomatic’ way or through the use of force i.e. wars. The latest introduction of Monsanto in our nation is just another necessary move to eradicate the traditional agriculture that has been existent for thousands of years, a certain move toward the end of any form of sovereignty left upon our most important source of food, corn. People are devastated, but we also became complacent to vote off our rights to be politically aware of how this entire crime against life took form in the shape of our progress and economic development. We are all paying the price for it and certainly, we’re not the only ones.

 

 

Solution                                                               

  • It is only through political democratic means that we can decide to create a new order in our world that is not based on hegemonic powers deciding over a nation’s economy and trade. The solutions at this stage is to understand that when we comply to ideas of happiness, success, an ‘American Dream’ that is absolutely only a ghost of the past that once was, we are complying to sell out our lives and resources for another experience of a lifestyle that is never ‘enough’ for anyone. The solution resides within each one of us becoming 1+to the political force that is yet to emerge, a decision to become active participants in the matters that rule our every day living. We have to stop being so enthralled with our personal endeavors for success in a machinery that leads to a certain death and instead give meaning and purpose to our lives through becoming the generation that stands up all around the world, to place an end to the oppressors and the oppressed, to stop looking at ‘progress’ with eyes of benevolent interventions and instead realize the psychological and physical imperialism and imposition that these treaties represent.

  • We are the cause these treaties have been signed, because we’ve accepted the idea of greed as a normal thing in our human psyche, it is not and the effects of our disease have been rotting the foundations of our human nature that has never in fact lived in absolute integrity with each other, nature, animals, plants in order to create a system that honors each other in an absolute Equalized conviviality and coexistence.  Do we care to know that our products are the result of slave labor? Do we care to know that the environment is being destroyed so that we can have our ‘progress’? Acknowledging these facts as true upon personal investigation is a matter of self responsibility, which I suggest taking into consideration with an open awareness of how we are the ones that have created this global crisis that no one will be able to escape from. We rather stand up and become the solution to implement an honorable way to live and create a system that values life and not an experience of ‘having more.’

 

Rewards                                                                                                     

  • The decentralization of power in the hands of a few will result in an empowerment to the people. I would like to see children being born knowing that they won’t have to work on the streets with their parents selling toys made in China to make a living, but will be able to live in a dignified comfortable home in ‘rural areas’ where education and all the necessary living services will be available,  learning the necessary skills to become an active contributor to generate a common well being that will no longer be sold to any form of ‘external buyer’ that ‘pays well’ at the cost of having no other alternative but working instead of studying.

  • It will be great to realize that people won’t have to leave their homes and families seeking ‘the American dream,’ but can remain at home empowering their own communities with production and trade, that will enable educating and raising their children to become equally wise with practical skills that should be remunerated equally to any other ‘executive’ in the corporate world that will still exist, but will be coexisting as an equal working force wherein we will learn how to live self forgiveness for the past – and instead support each other to leave it behind and embrace a new cooperation between individuals upon the realization that there is no need to sell our best products to an uncomfortable neighbor, and instead live of what is produced at a local level, which will improve the quality of our lives and the relationship with the environment significantly.

  • We will be able to  self forgive a past of colonialism and hunching down to others that we’ve perceived are ‘superior to us’ as the ever present inferiority when compared to ‘the rest of the first world’ and instead,  engage in a collective responsibility to ensure that we equalize our ability to educate ourselves to those in first world nations, because we can create the necessary conditions to create such well being if we dare to let go of delusions of grandeur for one and for all, and realize them for the spells and  dreams that they always were.  Instead, we’ll learn how to value life in Equality, the only cure to our delusional greed.

 

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marzo 12, 2013

325. Public Good in Equal Money Capitalism

The Union of the People creates the force, we must establish common sense to direct such common direction toward a Best for All outcome where life is Honored between Equals.

 

Continuing from:

307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS

 

 

 

 

Problem                                                                 

 

Politically, in today’s context, what is a capitalist system?

A capitalist system is a republic and not a [pure] democracy. It is a system of checks and balances so ordered to protect the rights of the individual, from criminals and most importantly from the democratically elected voices who claim to speak for the “public good.” It is a limited “democracy”.

For those who are confused by the issue, the essential point is this: is it right for another man to rape, rob and murder another? Capitalism says never; democracy says yes — if the majority wills it.

  http://capitalism.org/category/democracy/

A republic is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter" (Latin: res publica), not the private concern or property of the rulers, and where offices of state are subsequently directly or indirectly elected or appointed rather than inherited. In modern times, a common simplified definition of a republic is a government where the head of state is not a monarch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic

 

  • Capitalism has become a regime in itself founded upon political terms that sound great on paper, but in reality the election process, the delegation of responsibilities to representatives and the existence of corporate power as a monarchy implies one thing: we have Not evolved from ancient times where our civilizations were primarily stratified in very well delineated powers that would rule over the majority. We like to pretend that we have ‘power’ through voting, but if voting means choosing the least corrupted politicians, the least ‘greedy looking’ or more charismatic leader then we must know that we Do have the government that we deserve, since we are doing nothing to guard these basic constitutional agreements in our so-called social contract that only exists as an ideal of that which has never existed in fact, we have never coexisted in harmony, we have never guarded each other’s interests, we have not ensured that there is no concentration of power in the hands of a few, in fact this is all that has manifested within our current capitalist system.

 

  • Representative Democracies imply no individual political power, and the power of the people can demand to their representatives to hear them, but we all know that in practical reality this does not work as such. A real democratic regime  has never in fact existed since there was always someone ‘at the top’ that could discern whether it was acceptable or not to implement the majority rule, and unfortunately a majority was always easily swayed by Belief instead of focusing on tangible assessments of what is required to be done to ensure that everyone has equal rights in fact, this was never questioned, because it involved questioning God or the Monetary System, which is precisely the foundation that we must look at when conceiving a Reform of the System.

 

  • A Republic which many of our nations are defined as such, are managerial systems that have the ability to Decide whether people’s decisions are according to ‘checks and balances’ or not, which is why America as a Corporation, has no direct democracy as reviewed in the previous blog. This brings us to the realization that a Republic is not a guarantee to implement Equality at all, it is just a ‘legal’ way to extend the intentions of the wealthy and ruling minority to ‘prevent’ from a majority rule that could ‘not guard people’s interests and oppose a ‘correct’ minority.

 

  • Now, according to the quote from capitalism.org  we require some superior beings in the ruling classes to ensure that what the majority decides is in fact best for everyone, because we could all be too deluded to say that murdering, raping or any other form of atrocity is ‘Right’ and we could democratically vote for it, as if we were undomesticated savages that could think abusing another is right. What is not seen or realized is how murdering, robbing, violating another’s rights is stemming from a form of ethical and financial lacks that can only be forged in a society wherein the root of all evil is in fact Fear guiding our lives in survival mode.

 

  • All of these ‘problems’ are caused by our lack of education to understand our governmental regimes.  As a democratic decision to vote for what’s best for all – but none of this is existent, because there has always been ‘more important aspects’ to take care of, and since education could only lead to a majority that truly recognizes a sense of Self Responsibility and realize the absurdity of having a ruling elite to govern us, it is easier for those in power to simply not inform, not educate and give ‘circus and entertainment’ to the people to keep accepting an apparent democracy that ‘cares for you,’ and gives you the right to consume all that which makes you happy.

 

  • We have forced each other to accept rigged systems of profit, we all know that the moment we are cheated and are forced to pay more for something or have no ability to buy that which we require to eat, it is an accumulated consequence of us precisely having abdicated the individual responsibility to attend each other’s well being. We’ve been hostile, competitive, envious, vengeful, remorseful and living in absolute hatred toward each other, in complete separation because of not being able to have a common well being. Public Good became a synonym to laws and regulations that, again, sound great on paper but in reality it is absolutely inexistent. This is our common failure and we can only stand up for it one by one.

 

  • We should all be ashamed of how the ability to change this has been in our hands all this time, but just because of accepting a psychological Leviathan, we have abdicated our responsibility to life, we have conditioned each other in ways that have become seemingly irreversible and the problem is certainly far more intrusive than just our governmental structures, it is a psychological problem now that we will have to begin working with at an individual level. The cracks of our communal sense of existence have always been present, but when will we get to see Enough to have a collective Stand Up to change how things work? The more we wait, the deeper the wounds. We must act soon, not through fighting but acknowledging our responsibility in the problem we live in.

 

 

Solution                                                               

  • The Evil replaced with Good Democracy: Equal Money Capitalism, is a Direct Democracy where people will be educated to evidently be educated to understand what’s best for all. There will be no need to have ‘representatives’ since everyone will be able to exert their vote at an individual level. If the 99% agree that what’s best for all is redistributing wealth between all in an equal basis through mechanisms like Equal Profit Share, we can all agree that what’s best for all will conduct to an actual freedom that has never existed, because we won’t need a hegemon to guard each one’s interests since we will all know exactly what is beneficial for our society and what is not. This requires Education on the Policy Making Process on aspects that regulate labor, food, businesses, environment, living conditions, medical care, education, entertainment, culture as the actual organization of the people, by the people.

 

Policy Formulation

The Constitution will provide the mathematical and scientific methodology necessary to align what is known to an outcome that’s Best for All.

Participation within the scientific research that will form the base for policies, will be according to people’s interests. In other words, it’s voluntary – and there will be no particular interest groups or research committees that involves only a limited number of individuals tasked with the formulation of policy.

http://equalmoney.org/wiki/Politics#Policy_Formulation

 

Voting on Policies

Anyone that would act, for instance, from the principle of deliberately causing inequality, is deliberately causing harm and therefore is a threat to general society. Such behavior will be based on some form of psychological problem, which will then be addressed with appropriate treatment and assistance and education, so one can remove your problem, which may occur because of some chemical imbalance where you become psychotic in your self-interest – or you become possessed by phobias and so on. The principle, of course, is: Prevention is the Best cure – it is pointless to act after the consequence has already manifested . Preventing consequences of inequality will be the approach.

http://equalmoney.org/wiki/Politics#Voting_on_Policies

 

Will Everyone Be Required to Vote in an Equal Money System?

Voting in an Equal Money System is not a matter of requirement, but a matter of responsibility. For society to function in a way that is Best for All, participation, contribution and understanding on an individual level are essential. Each one's participation or non-participation affects everyone else - and as such, everyone is equally responsible for the results of the participation and non-participation.

http://equalmoney.org/wiki/Politics#Voting_on_Policies

 

Peer Review

Once policy is formulated, it is given for peer-review – meaning, there will be an appropriate review that will verify that the outcome is aligned to what is Best for All. The formulation of policy as well as the peer-review will be absolutely transparent as all information will always be published. As a principle, nothing is allowed to ever be secret about anything – no secret societies, no government secrets, no corporate secrets, no secrets to be protected through copyrights and patents - because everything belongs to everyone from the perspective that if forms part of the knowledge base from which we produce what is Best for All.

http://equalmoney.org/wiki/Politics#Peer_Review

 

  • If the word ‘Republic’ can be redefined it will be according to its roots wherein the administration of this Public Matter that is our society and world will be a point of self responsibility of all participants equally. We don’t require hierarchical structures to implement what’s best for all.  We require to support each other to first educate ourselves to get to see how our very actions, words and thoughts affect and influence our reality – this is the real ‘power’ of the individual that must be realized, and for that we all require to investigate within ourselves how have we abdicated responsibility to a governmental representation of our rights and responsibilities instead of doing it ourselves.

 

 

Rewards                                                                                                     

  • By having equal power we will restore the trust necessary between individuals within the understanding that there will be no need to fear one another to live according to the best possible way wherein never again will we see our society subsumed in fear, but instead a strong sense of community will emerge forming the basis of public good and security based on given benefits and responsibilities.

 

  • Everyone will be equally able   to formulate new policies in which we can implement what’s best for all, since we will all be educated with sufficient common sense, practical skills and mathematics to determine the outcome of a new policy that can be implemented by a majority rule, it is an actual freedom in participation that won’t ever be subdued by ‘private interests’ again.

 

  • Harmony between individuals will reign once that fear of survival and competition are corrected by giving as we would like to receive in equality. Equal Money means a redemptive process using the problem as the cure, money has been our problem and we can use it to give back to each one what always should have given in equality: rights, care, consideration, a sense of community and the ability to live the realization of all men, animals, the Earth itself being one and equal and us as human beings having the ability to shape, form and implement governmental systems, corporations, educational systems that are based on guarding these basic living qualities that we will all enjoy the moment that life is the only value that is recognized by all equally.

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324. Democracy and Equal Money Capitalism

The only power that is acceptable is that of each individual voting on a One Man, One Vote basis, Direct Democracy is the 99% that can Decide what’s Best for All - including the 1%  that will have to learn how to love thy neighbor as themselves in Equality.

 

Continuing from:

307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS

 

 

 

 

Problem                                                                 

, From capitalism.org:

What is the relation of Capitalism to democratic principles?

Pure democracy is collectivist mob-rule .

Under capitalism no individual, nor any group of individuals, whether they be a minority or a majority, can violate the inalienable rights of any other minority, including the most oppressed minority that has ever existed — the individual.

Capitalism limits the democracy — the majority of the moment — to a useful purpose: the electing of various individuals to various positions of public office. Other then this limited aspect, the power of the majority is severely limited. Capitalism in this sense only supports a limited “democracy”, but not a pure unlimited one.

In the sense, commonly used, that democracy means egalitarianism — the equality of results (wealth), by an unequal protection (violation) of rights — capitalism is entirely opposed to it.

  http://capitalism.org/category/democracy/

 

  • If there is an abusive use of the concept of democracy is the one quoted above, and it’s within the capitalist framework that Democracy is able to be sold,  becoming an Inverted Totalitarianism wherein the Political power is subdued to Economic Powers, which is the pursuit of corporate interests through legal means created by the politicians themselves, it is the worst type of ‘regime’ we have wherein both factions are against the people, but we all have complied to this through delegating our responsibility through a representative vote, and it is obvious that such ‘individuals elected for specific positions’  are both actors within the government and corporations, as if their positions were interchangeable. Even if the majority of Congress in a Representative Democracy as the United States votes No to a law that proposes the necessary deregulation of banking systems, there is always a plan B that ensures that their policies are pushed at the level of threats until greed, the acceptance of bribes and the concentration of power wins over the decision of the majority.

 

  • It is in fact the rule of the mob that happens in a Representative Democracy where for example, Corporations/ Banks are being bailed out while people are evicted out of their homes without any form of compassion, all of it a product of a profitable banking system that we are all participants of through using Money and complying to the system ‘as is’ without questioning our ability to change it. Our ‘Power’ is reduced to an electoral charade with different faces and colors that protect the interests of that 1% to push the necessary measures for further control and dominion:  removing the political power of the population and implementing laws wherein a few can decide how the economy and judicial system in a country will follow through, and that is not considering at all what’s best for all.

 

  • We’re living in a Plutonomy which is the perfect term to describe how the wealthy dictate the laws. The population is relegated to exercise a fixed right to ‘vote,’ yet it is an absolute fallacy with no change at all, where great proposals for Change are spoken and promised, it’s only new faces, a different color yet reality remains exactly the same or worse, because it is not the people that is being looked after, it is the interests of a minority – Why does the Government accept this? A great share of funds is obtained by each member of the congress that supports the necessary laws that benefit the few and abuse the majority, it is about greed for power wherein both sides are on the same coin that only seeks to capitalize itself and have people believing that they have in fact any say upon the decisions that drive our day to day living.

 

  • Collectivism in Capitalism is feared because the most prominent threat to a Plutonomy is a society asking for a more equitable share of the profit.

 

 

Solution                                                               
  • Direct Democracy, One Man, One Vote, this is the only way in which the Equal Voting Power promulgated at a Constitutional Level will ensure that any form of plutocracy ends, this implies taking money out of the equation through an immediate proposal to implement the Equal Profit Share to begin the redistribution of wealth, so that each individual is empowered to decide at an equal level what is in fact the best way to direct our living conditions

 

Constitutional Equality

The fundamental point of Life on Earth within a democracy is going to be protected by a Constitution of what is Best for All. Any policy, law or rule must therefore be made within the framework of Constitutional Equality and be aligned to the Principle of What is Best for All.

http://equalmoney.org/wiki/Politics#Constitutional_Equality

 

Voting on Policies
Each individual will be given access to a computer and internet, giving each one the required resources to participate in the political decision-making process. In terms of the voting, it’s not as much a voting system as it is that you are agreeing that the way the particular policy has been put together and the outcome are in fact Best for All. So, you’re not voting on something because you ‘like it’ or you ‘dislike it’ – you agree that it is best for all or not best. As such, it is a completely different approach to voting and Democracy – where the Principle becomes that you have a say as long as you back it up with evidence. You can’t just say ‘I don’t like it’; you have to prove that your ‘dislike’ is based on the fact that there is inequality within the equation.

 

Voting in an Equal Money System is not a matter of requirement, but a matter of responsibility. For society to function in a way that is Best for All, participation, contribution and understanding on an individual level are essential. Each one's participation or non-participation affects everyone else - and as such, everyone is equally responsible for the results of the participation and non-participation

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  • Direct Democracy as One Man, One Vote will be the solution to ensure that the 1% of the Population is finally lead to distribute wealth equally between all workers and participants in the corporations, banks which will be transformed into public services where the only profit formed is not through creating Money, but through serving labor hours to give a service to the people, which should have always been profit-less and a matter of administration other than making business with their ability to print money – both at a banking system level and government.

 

  • At a political level, Direct Democracies won’t ever fight each other, they won’t go to war because there will be no need to create influence or dominion over another.

 

  • The majority of the population will be involved in electing a new political administration that implements the Principle of Equality at all levels in the system. It won’t only be a People’s choice but a principle that will regulate all our relationships that will include those that are currently in power. It won’t be an opposition, a fight or a takeover of the government through violent means, it will be through democratic means, wherein the executive ‘powers’ won’t have such mob rule any longer, but will in fact be an overseer of people’s decision and will be in charge of executing the necessary implementations and laws for the benefit of the people and by the people.

 

  • Constitutional Equality will ensure that every single aspect of our lives is regulated to determine the best outcomes for all in Equality.

 

  • There will be no Leadership positions, since the majority is the one that decides, there will be political representatives that have no more power than any other citizen to implement a certain law or regulation, it is merely a supervision required to ensure that all processes are implemented in a sound manner.

 

 

Rewards                                                                

  • A Society living within the realization that their ability to decide what’s best for all is being implemented to all people equally will create at last a human being that is empowered, that develops a respect for each member of society where no competition or rivalry exists between individuals and nations.

 

  • No more wars since there is no need nor the ability and/or political power to wage war and attempt to conquer other democracies

 

  • International Integration: Communication, Neighborism, the Power of Communities, Unions and Nations will ensue once that there is an ability to put down the iron fists and instead create coalitions for the benefit of the population, without having ‘power’ as an obstacle to not do so.

 

  • Trading Alliances will be a point of convenience, not a means to obtain cheap labor or a new market for profitable goods and services, it is the meaning of a capitalist peace where interdependence is recognized at all times, as well as people’s interests wherein labor, extraction of goods will be regulated under the same economic principles of respecting and honoring life.

 

  • Accountable leaders: this could be you or me and anyone that is interested in taking such a responsibility to ensure that everyone’s decisions are being implemented at a political level. It will be a democracy unlike any other one before, since there will be no ‘leaders’ that have the ultimate say, it will always be deciding to do what’s best for all, being open for dialogue and ensuring that the words written in constitutions and laws are able to be understood and implemented equal and one to the meaning of the words, no more encrypted laws or fine prints to abuse others. 
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  • Common interests will emerge to develop, integrate, socialize and mobilize to better our communal living conditions, this is the key to ensure conviviality and equilateral relationships between individuals and nations. In essence a new humanity that will learn how to cooperate and give to each other as we would like to give to ourselves.

 

 

 
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323.Hegemony and Equal Money Capitalism

How to dismantle the Power dilemma between Politics and Economics and settle Peace on Earth? Ambitious? No, common sense and a new living order based on the Principle of Life in Equality.

 

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307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS

 

 

 

Problem                                                                 

Continuing with the ‘opposition’ between economic and political powers as presented by the capitalist website that we are using as  reference to present solutions and straighten up/ rehabilitate capitalism wherein we have the following question:

How do these forms of power operate under capitalism?

Laissez faire recognizes that political power (destruction) should only be used to fight destruction, i.e., force should only be used to retaliate and defend against those who initiate force — whether they be a gang of street thugs, or a whole nation bent at war.

Observe that a man gains nothing from killing an attacker, he is no better off then before he was attacked — he has only prevented a greater loss (his death) by putting an end to the attacker. Only the mind creates, force destroys. When force is directed towards destroying force, its use is entirely proper, since it protects those who create.

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Power is the most significant variable in any Imperialistic system, it is a means to an end wherein economic and political interests intermix now with the government and corporations alike funding war in the name democracy and liberty, with ‘Foreign Policies’ to ‘bring freedom and democracy’ to the people that are believed to be oppressed by some form of ‘dictator’ that would have a socialist or communist regime, which is precisely the type of obstacles that Capitalism seeks to destroy in order to propagate the ‘openness’ necessary for Free Trade  which we will expand in the following blogs.

 

Thus, this quote above shows a very ‘just’ manner of looking at the offense-defense balance kept at a political level – what’s not being realized is that currently war is obviously not only an armed movement, but it is also being propagated in the ethos of ‘Grow or die” / “Eat or Be Eaten” which is nothing else but Imperialism in which states engage in order to have the ‘power’ required to in essence achieve Autarky at the expense of those that are subdued by this imposed force. It is a lie that only a military offense causes the use of defense against others, it is in fact this current Capitalist Imperialism that uses the political power to vote to wage war with justified sentiments and sufficient nationalist-means of salvation toward foreigners, using public treasury and corporate sponsorship to expand an empire when it is reaching its last drops of resources. 

Huh? but Nations are ‘Equal,’ right? This is in fact the Animal Farm type of Equality where some states are More Equal than others. What is being absolutely hidden at the eyes of this  benevolent capitalist philosophy is the basic aspect wherein power is defined by the ability to control, expand influence upon other political entities. This has to be read upon the words of Free Trade and Multi National Corporations and Enterprises which don’t precisely represent an armed force, but its policies and means are worse than any assault with weapons. The purpose? Expansion of trading partners ensuring a relationship of control and dominance and extinguishing any potential rivalry or overthrow. This makes it clear how it is  both a political and economic enterprise, the real reasons for why America goes to war and why it has such a well-suited army: it is never a benevolent act of ‘Salvation’ but only an expansion and deployment of Foreign Policies such as growing your markets, resources, cheap labor force, territory, strategic territory and a general enhancement of your dominion over How the world works.

 

Free Trade in itself is not yet considered as such form of abuse or diplomatic war between countries - or coup d'état -  because it is all masked under the promise of ‘progress’ and ‘liberty’ along with a ‘peace keeping’ banner or job creation purposes, covering up the winner’s decision to make of certain nations their new allies i.e., new markets to exploit for the empire’s bastion with free trade and free access to cheap labor, unfedered use of resources to sell at a higher price back home, and this is the way Power is forged. These actions are being deployed by corporations in an unregulated manner, it is an arbitrary intervention that takes place at the eyes of a powerless society that believes there is no say about the atrocities, where our politicians and  laws protect the interests of these tycoons and not the people’s.

 

All of this brutal process that implies the formation of slave labor, depletion of resources, contamination/ pollution of resources, massive social inequality and ultimately poverty, a psychological dominance that determines an entire nation’s development powered up with its counterpart founded upon the belief of progress backed up by the implementation of a  consumerist mindset as the necessary desire-making driving force in people to neglect the powers at play. 

 

It is actually the conjunction of the political and economic power to be mutually effective for both factions that cause as seemingly invincible force against the population. The Government and the Economic Powers as Corporations are the real force being used against the majority, that’s the ‘Real Use’ of both factions within Capitalism in its current functioning and definition, all of it done under the legal frameworks that you an I have managed to abdicate our responsibility from the moment that we vote off our responsibilities.

 

Let’s not forget that waging war is always an economic end in itself, how could it be justified with any form of honor or integrity when it means death and destruction for the benefit of obtaining control. This has also been used as a means to distract from the bad economy,

 

Solution                                                               

No ruling power over another, no dominance, only Equality as Principled Living: the dismantling of these ‘powers’ as we have explained in previous entries must come through a collective decision to no longer delegate power to ruling elites in the government and corporations, it must be through a new International Treaty that bans all creation and use of weapons as a definitive settlement for peace between nations . The creation of organizations like NATO in 1949 have served as a way to justify imposing a world order under the premise of ‘keeping peace’ at an international level, which is absolutely absurd that we are ‘keeping peace’ while constantly being ‘on guard’ and ready to attack the least form of offense.


We can decide to create an International Organization to oversee and regulate political and economic relationships between nations, this will hold the same quality as any other administration as a participatory democracy where individuals can be granted the opportunity to become an authority to ensure that all equilateral relationships remain within the agreed Equality Principles between nations, ensuring peace and never again resorting to war as a means to solve a problem. Diplomacy will be the art of communicating to get to settle agreements that benefit all equally. It is this simple when there is no money-power play to manage, where there are no more ‘mutually exclusive interests.’

 

The security department at a political level organization will eventually disappear in the extent that it exists now from the paradigm of what political power means, since there will be no need to ‘defend and offend’ between states, there will be no ability to wage war s in self interest, nor any organism that justifies doing so either.

 

Rewards                                                               

The security dilemma of increasing security while decreasing security keeping a constant hostility between individuals and nations  will be a tale of our past wherein investing on weapons was a way to exert a psychological pressure to have power over others, replaced with genuine care and mutual assessment to ensure that a living principle of life in Equality is guarded by all participants in a communal assessment of all Nations in their administrative process – this is no different to the support that will exist between individuals to ensure we all become our own policy guards where the least form of abuse can be called out and dealt with properly by the necessary organisms that will be created for that.

 

There will be no hegemon, there will be no centralization of power or bipolar orders, it will be a multi polar order understood as the sovereignty between states that can only exist in a peaceful manner in equilateral relationships for marketing, cultural and immigration purposes. Trade will exist as a matter of convenience between nations, ensuring that there is no form of exploitation upon physical reality, as the Earth’s resources or human labor which will be a common sense realization once there is no more ‘more profit’ from exporting and importing goods, earning money from tariffs or  price manipulation, nor will slave labor exist to generate ‘the most profit’ for a few either since all will be receiving equal-profit share.

 

An alignment of interests will emerge, from ‘mutually exclusive’ to mutually inclusive, this is the meaning of Harmony at a political and economic level, a deliberate cooperation within the understanding that we require to coexist in equal terms to ensure peace between individuals and nations.

 

 
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