What does Capitalism and the United States Declaration of Independence have in common?
“Capitalism is the progressive ideal, because it is the only social system that leaves man free to pursue — and achieve — his own happiness.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
What Happened to Liberty, Fraternity and Equality? or Unity in such case?
Pursuit of Happiness was included by Thomas Jefferson and some claim he removed ‘state’ – which was John Locke’s original statement - others claim he took out ‘private property’ in order to include this maxim that shaped the mentality of the American Nationalism that has supported an indiscriminate invasive agenda toward every other country in the world in order to establish Democracies while wearing a badge of Liberty and Justice. Well, these are just words that have essentially been the base foundation for Capitalism becoming a political meaning, a way of living more than just a way to trade and regulate living resources/ life on Earth. This means that words like Democracy ceased to exist as an actual ‘Power of the people’ and became the ability to Buy Your Freedom and Pursue your Self Interest, wherein according to the amount of money you have, you’ll be able to secure your place among the beautiful people with a great amount of money and benefits that are guarded and backed at a Constitutional level that stands as the frequently recurred sourced of defense in order to exert free will, free choice and free speech that more often than not kill, harm, extort or abuse more than exerting any honorable living principle that could make a real man ‘free.’
The trick here is placing ‘pursuit’ before Happiness. Why is it not a readily given convenience and experience for all living beings? Oh because that would make the game just too boring for those that enjoyed keeping everyone entertained within this social-ascension process, just like it happened in heaven with the whole ascension enslavement that turned out to be nothing more but a sick game by those that were wanting to keep everyone focused on achieving the unattainable. And on Earth, if some did experience such well being, it was mostly part of the greater scheme of which these fortunate ones weren’t either aware of. A great life of massive proportions has become our own yoke or joke, whichever makes the most sense to you.
So Happiness and Freedom were the meaning of having no cap, no control from ‘external forces’ i.e. government over your own self interest – and this is how our free markets exist without any form of regulation by father government or mother law, because corporations are able to stand as their own moral entities that pursue their own happiness and promote it through the very same weapons of free speech, free will, self determination to create needs and desires in people to become addicted to buying their products, oh and your very well used Democracy word to give the political righteous power to the people to equally pursue the same as you, but never allowing them to know that it was a rigged game from the get-go.
This is the ‘noble endeavor’ that a Nation like America took in order to justify wars in order to protect such freedom and security as well as ‘eradicating evil’ in the form of ‘terrorism.’ Right, we are all aware that is absolutely disputable when the casualties of war were mostly civilians whose nation was simply abducted by a righteous concept of liberation and democracy, which is nowhere to be found in such places.
We have become prisoners by our own words and concepts, our own brainwashing wherein we react to a word like Equality but defend with pride the right to kill in the name of one’s ‘freedom’ and ‘justice.’
The Malady of the Mind Made Economic System
“Capitalism is the ethical ideal, because it is the only social system that leaves man free to be moral — to live by the use of his own mind.” – capitalism.org
So, once that we have the premise of ‘freedom’ and ‘happiness’ we have the individualized exertion that satisfies one’s own mind. Here is where our investigation takes place, because we understand what the mind is as an energy-based consciousness system that is in essence a parasitical entity that we’ve separated ourselves from and into, which functions precisely on all of these concepts on freedom, self determination, individual self interest, the right to ‘do whatever it takes to get what you want’ and within such possessed nature of being, we have disregarded each other as equals, we stopped caring who we would have to step onto, leave out of the game in the name of one’s own benefit, we became autocratic and (de)generated various entities as words to exert this ‘living modality’ and make it a ‘collective’ decision, such as what capitalism implies which is the actual malady of the mind made an economic system.
So, why have we been Redefining Capitalism? Because we cannot trust a single word or concept that comes from the past conception of ourselves in this reality where every single word implies a monetary value such as we’ve realized in our series of ‘Redefining Capitalism’ in this blog in the past series of entries that I will leave below for further reference. I realize that it is vital to redefine word by word so that we don’t commit the same mistakes again of generating laws and rights and sign them off as these nice sounding words that have no practical and sustainable ways to be achieved.
The locks of our reality exist in the words we use to define the way we live and interact with each other, the social contracts, and the current words we have as our constitutions stem from the Enlightenment era (no pun intended John Locke’s ideas) which should already be pondered on whether such ‘wisdom’ is applicable to a human that is certainly not the same as the one two hundred years ago.
As we go redefining the very concepts that we have enslaved ourselves with and by, a new way of understanding reality shall emerge through us integrating these new meanings and use them as a certainty of an outcome that is inexorable in common sense, only our own self interest could prevent it from happening, so that is our responsibility to stop.
Pursuit of Happiness Redefined
What would the Pursuit of Happiness can be redefined as? Simple, the convenience of living as Equals in a world like ours where no one would be left out from being born with support to live wherein happiness is not pursued any longer, but lived as an inherent quality of well being created and sustained by all participants in society. We can truly then say that we make each other happy.
I suggest reading the following blogs for further context about ‘words’, so that we can continue with looking at concepts: several words creating a meaning that stands as a piece of accepted and allowed experience, action or denomination that becomes part of who we are as our reality.
For further reference, read the Equal Money Wiki
Place your questions as the Equal Money Forum and EqualMoney Capitalism at Quora
Visit the Group Capitalism vs. Equal Money group on Facebook.
Read the Equal Money Wiki
- 281.The Benefits of Redefining Rewards in Equality
- 283. Private Property and Equal Money Capitalism
- 284. Capital Goods and Equal Money Capitalism
- 288. Goods and Equal Money Capitalism
- 293. Services in Equal Money Capitalism
- 296. Profit in Equal Money Capitalism
- 300. Redefining Accumulation of Capital in Equal
- 302. Competition in Equal Money Capitalism
- 305. Price System in Equal Money Capitalism
For context on redefining capitalism, read: Day 180: The Word ‘Capitalism’ in ‘Equal Money Capitalism Redefined
- LIFE-Regulation Practicality (Part Two): DAY 307