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328. Neo Colonialism and Equal Money Capitalism

What happens when the laws of Free Market merge with hegemonic Foreign Policies?  A Cultural and Economic Empire that we are so immersed in within and without, that is seemingly impossible to stop the corporate machinery, but it is really only the power of each individual as a collective effort that can achieve this.

Continuing from:

307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS

 

 

 

 

 

Problem                                                                 

 

Why do States engage in Neo-Colonialism ?

 

  • Imperialism means to command, rule, it is the same type of expansion that corporations deploy and coined as Neo-colonialism where it doesn’t only imply an economic expansion on other states, but also include other ‘softer’ means of influence such as culture, language, values, morality, ideology which is precisely what CapitalismUS represents.  Adam Smith defined that the Empire was created to allow merchants and manufacturers to chase higher prices to farmers and laborers, this term has surely evolved over the centuries wherein it is not only trade that matters, but an entire cultural infiltration in which the individual is filled with beliefs of freedom, limitless expansion, the pursue of happiness and an individual ability to seek to be successful regardless of who has to be maimed by one’s desires to have more than others.  It is sugar coated with a positive strong moral sense of having ‘a right’ to pursue personal enterprises without any regard on whether such ‘dream’ is also available for other humans alike.

 

 

  • At a political level, Imperialism in the form of Neo-Colonialism serves Foreign Policy goals wherein the corporate states are concerned with maintaining a certain autarky and secure vital military assets at the same time, without sacrificing international trade with the already ‘allied’ territories through free trade treaties and other forms of coerced cooperation, such as sanctions that ultimately lead o corporate enrichment. There’s also the concept of global integration as in economic independence, expanding the group of trading partners so that they don’t have to trade with opposite regimes, which is why it is easier to ‘go and save the people from supposed ‘tyrant regimes’ to obtain a ‘positive reputation’ for saving foreigners and opening a door for this type of ‘free trade’ by sheer invasion. This is also good for gaining ‘National prestige’ such as appearing as the dominant power,  and living by the ethos of “Grow or Die” / “Eat or be Eaten”

 

  • The Multi-National Corporate Empire serves the never quenching desire for More which implies a cultural, ideological and moral consumerist-evangelization to create more markets, fuel the demand for goods and services and of course get tariff free resources from abroad.  However this is also being used as a way to ‘Save Foreigners’ from apparent abusive regimes, such as the stories  we’ve heard in Egypt, Libya, Iraq and the results are today quite visible to everyone as no more than ‘freedom and democracy’ intrusive techniques turned into spiritual salvations from the pater nostrum of the world, the United States of America.  The goal was not evangelization but the access to necessary resources to keep fueling yet another religion around the world, consumerism and money as an end in itself.

 

  • The consequences of this means acquiring an entire new system of government, the usual ‘Implementation of Democracy’ – which is the banner placed in front of all the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and virtually anywhere else where the U.S. has played the savior at the eyes of the world, as the Paternalistic colonization that it is. That’s why International Organizations like NATO were created, which historically at the end of WW2 it meant keep the Americans in, the Russians out and the Germans down.  Well, now the word order presents Germany as head of the EU state, yet America still dominates beyond the  North American zone of influence as an empire that it’s on it’s last minute of decay.

 

  • Ultimately we have to recognize that this form of Power has existed throughout human civilization and the Holy Roman Empire never ceased to exist, it only morphed into new ways to impose exactly the same forms of extortion while feeding bread and circus to the people, which we will also be looking at as the ‘soft side’ of imperialistic tactics. Power is an accepted and allowed  mind created invigorating experience that we must all take individual responsibility for, since we can only be ‘conquered’ if we accept any form of imposition within and without of ourselves.

 

 

Solution                                                                

Solutions to Neo-Corporate-Colonialism

Corporations will merely be structures of support – here to support Life and the Earth effectively. As such, companies will not be able to own natural resources such as mines, but will only be existent as facilitators – to ensure that all people receive the resources required while at the same time treating the resource with respect within managing it responsibly.

Day 177: Will there still be Retrenchment in Equal Money Capitalism?
http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-177-will-there-still-be.html

In EMC – Politics will be different from what it is today – one will not give up their voice to a representative and then hope that this representative indeed acts in your interest. Instead – each one will be part of the decision making. We go back to the origin of democracy, which was direct democracy. Ones territories started becoming too big for people to gather and do the decision-making, a system of representation was introduced. And for a moment, this was the best option available. But with today’s technology, we are able to implement true democracy once again – because we don’t require to physically come together to discuss and vote on things. We discuss and vote on things with people far away all the time on the internet; on forums, on twitter, on Facebook. So – to organise our political system in a way that everyone has a direct say is today possible and very do-able.

Those in political positions will merely be managers, but they will not be decision-makers

http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-178-zuma-says-to-benefactors.html#

Monopolies

With EMC, we are moving away from monopolies, where a select amount of big corporations has control over particular products. Companies will be far more regional and community based as companies will exist from a point of responsibility towards their particular community. Within EMC, providing goods and services is not an opportunity to ‘hit it big’ in the world – it is how one contributes to society to make Life on Earth a worthwhile experience for everyone. When companies are locally based and operational, transport costs will of course also be cut down, which will reduce pressure on the environment.

Which Laws Will Regulate Companies?

The EMC will probably develop country by country – so the laws will firstly be national and as more countries join – international agreements will be drafted, which will eventually become law. On a national level – laws will be specifically tailored according to the specific region/environment.

 

Day 170: Companies and Industries in EMC  http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-170-companies-and-industries-in-emc.html#

 

 

 

Rewards                                                   

  • How about realizing that we don’t have to live up to be a single way driven individual that only seeks to ‘have more’ and ‘feel good’ about it? How about realizing that we can instead focus on developing living principles that  are non existent in our society due to the corporate values that implements consumerist driven images that we have degraded as ‘the reason to live’ when in fact, life is not an experience, but a physical ability to coexist in Equality.

 

  • Having our corporations ‘at bay’ means that we won’t ever again have our minds being brainwashed by ‘politically correct’ decisions to invade a country, no more wars and means to manipulate other countries in the name of ‘progress,’ since this will be impossible when the profit motive is no longer a benefit for a few.

 

  • No more racial or religious discrimination since the value of life will overrule any other form of belief in separation of the living principle that Life is in all.

 

  • Equality between nations leads to peace, having no means to wage war or culturally conquer others in means of self interest will lead to a new Culture of Life that will never allow a single form of ‘power’ in the form of products and consumerism to be the driving force in our lives, but we will will ourselves to Exist within the determination of our physical ability to enjoy, cooperate and participate in an environment that won’t be threatened to be exterminated and decapitated in the name of profit. That means that our well being will be in our own hands.

 

 

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327. Collectivism in Equal Money Capitalism

Under which conditions does Individualism oppose what’s Best for All and what does Individuality in Equality mean?

 

Continuing from:

307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS

 

 

 

 

Problem                                                                 

From capitalism.org

What is the key principle underlying collectivism?

The theory of collectivism (in all its variants) holds that man is not an end to himself, but is only a tool to serve the ends of others. Collectivism, unlike individualism, holds the group as the primary, and the standard of moral value. Whether that group is a dictator’s gang, the nation, society, the race, (the) god(s), the majority, the community, the tribe, etc., is irrelevant — the point is that man in principle is a sacrificial victim, whose only value is his ability to sacrifice his happiness for the will of the “group”.

http://capitalism.org/category/collectivism/

 

  • What is the flawed misconception in the idea of ‘the group’ is that yourself as an individual must serve some interests that don’t include your own in it, which is certainly so in our current system actually, where we have no say on corporate policies if they so desire to go and extract a certain resource in an arbitrary form wherein the best interest of their group/collective as their corporation/ business is pursued with no consideration toward the individual and the unbearable mostly irreversible consequences that, for example, fracking an entire area will create at a collective level, wherein your faucet will be able to be put on fire just because you had No say on the corporation’s interests to extract natural gas from underneath your neighborhood. The same with corporations getting all the water from public aquifers and the individuals having no ability to stop this process, because our laws are the result of bribed relationships between corporate and political powers , we are thus said to be ‘powerless’ to the decisions that those with money make. Their morality is: we do it in our best interest, to provide you with quality products, you win, we win, everyone wins  – but it is justifying the worst form of crimes against life in the name of profit, obviously.

 

  • Collectivism as “ the practice or principle of giving the group priority over each individual in it”  emphasizes the group and leaves the individual as an instrument to generate such ‘group priority,’ however if such priority is to generate living conditions that are Best for All, isn’t it then obvious that each individual’s well being is equally considered in such equation? Yes it does, it is only when a group stands as a criminal organization, a gang, a cult or a mob that is not founded upon generating a common well being that such ‘collectivism’ is thus an actual Problem, just as the one we’re living in wherein our current corporate capitalism is a collective way to be hypnotized by our so-called ability to ‘make money and buy that which makes us happy, having free choice to choose coca over Pepsi’ while feeding the corporations revenue, while we then complain about it as if it was ‘their fault’ that our polarized world is going down the drain – no, it is actually our own compliance to such ‘greed collectivism’ that we become passive in the crowd, following leaders and abdicating our responsibility to have ‘the law of the least effort’ become the guiding light of our every day living, and focusing on cultivating our hedonist interests. That is the form of collectivism we’re living in, where everyone is anonymously remaining ‘in the backseat’ while some major actors decide ‘how the world works’ and we resort to drugs, sex, gambling, eating and buying as a way to cope with our so-called inability to decide what’s best for all, as if we had no say in that, because we abdicated our right to life from the moment we accepted the rule of money as our power, our god.

 

What is the opposite of collectivism?

The opposite of collectivism is individualism. Individualism declares that each and every man, may live his own life for his own happiness, as an end to himself. Politically, the result of such as principle is capitalism: a social system where the individual does not live by permission of others, but by inalienable right.

http://capitalism.org/category/collectivism/

 

  • Who is currently being sacrificed in the name of the Collective Belief of ‘Our Right to Pursuing Happiness’? Every single person that we have collectively decided to leave out of the happiness-game and relegate them in an eternal position of poverty, suffering and misfortune, for there is apparently ‘not enough for everyone to win’ and we all want the biggest piece of the cake. And this is collectively accepted as ‘Word,’ the word of god that gave us Free Will and Free choice to choose what we want, really? If you reading this had no money, would you still be able to choose what to eat today and tomorrow? Will you be able to have the certainty of having a house, water, education, a ‘Live’? No. The Righteousness of our current capitalist system imposes itself as an actual dictatorship, a totalitarianism that is not regulated by democracy, but by the power of greed and self interest that we gladly call: our individual pursue of happiness.

 

  • That is our collective mob rule that no one has dared to question:If you have money, you live – if you have money (thumbs down) you die. The Empire never died. It is in our belief of ‘free choice’ and ‘free will’ that the greatest calamities have been imposed onto fellow living beings in the name of a few people’s interests, we have never considered the effect that our individual quests for success generate at a collective level wherein for some to ‘have the most’ others have to perish in poverty, wherein we have no idea what it is to place ourselves in the shoes of another to understand Why we have to consider ALL as Equals if we want to genuinely have our own peace of mind and harmony in our reality.

 

 

Solution                                                                

  • Self Interest can become a Common Sense Interest wherein by each individual understanding that guarding our individual well being in Equality implies acting, living and doing everything in a way that benefits the whole, that considers everyone in such equation, we will each be naturally guarding each other’s well being, because we will understand that our well being depends on everyone’s equal participation to generate it.

 

  • The way to create it is through establishing  the Equal Money Capitalism proposal as a redefinition of this individual well being In Equality/ In Consideration of others’ well being  Equally, this means that we include ourselves within this invariable equation and principle, wherein our lives will be sustained, protected and developed by the fruit of our own labor. This is the Collectivism that we require as humanity to ensure that no abuse is able to be imposed as a means to progress in society without ensuring that we in fact consider all parts equally within such plans so that no harm is imposed to other human beings, plants, animals and general ecosystem, but all parts are equally respected and considered in our everyday living.

 

  • Common Good as a Collective decision to become an integral being that stands as the principle of Equality, individually, ensures that everyone’s thoughts, words and deeds will always be determined to benefit oneself as one and equal to the group – this is the law of our being, the basic principle, our jus cogens that should be universally recognized as the way to coexist and ensure peace and harmony in our Existence. 

 

  • The Right to Life must be a Living Understanding of our Responsibility To Life,  Each and every single person, animal, plant and particle in this reality must realize that we can only coexist in an actual harmony and ‘freedom’ if we learn to give and receive in equality.

 

  • For this, we first require to learn how to live as equals, to understand our human mind as the representation and cause of our separation from each other as physical beings that coexist in the same world and environment and as such, learn how to Value Each Other as Life in Equality, and always do everything as a means to produce our common good, not using and abusing our reality to generate delusions of grandeur such as power, control and greed, that is of a past human nature that must come to an end within each one of us – this is our immediate responsibility.

 

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Rewards                                                                                                     

  • Individuality in Equality means that your right to be happy, to enjoy yourself, to really have a choice to decide what you want to be and express  in the benefit of your own life and that of others, will be the foundation of a healthy and cooperative society wherein each one’s living choices will be founded upon learning how to love our neighbor as ourselves, learning how to give and receive in equality where most of our current troubles  will cease to exist by virtue of understanding that the malady resided within our minds as that constant pursuit of happiness in disregard of others. It is Equality that is truly the Key to Heaven on Earth and we have to prepare ourselves to make it so in fact.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

Continuing from:

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.

http://capitalism.org/category/power/

 

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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321.Political vs. Economic Power -EMC

Without the power of life embedded in each one of the beings in this ecosystem,  it is impossible to have a functional and sustainable organization.  The real power in Equal Money is life itself, which we must organize and distribute in an interdependent manner where every single part is considered to benefit each other as Equals, a physical organization that won’t be tainted by the mental rhetoric to control or abuse under the illusion of power ever again.

Continuing from:

307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness

308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS

 

 

Problem                                                                             

What is the difference between economic power and political power?

What is the difference? The difference between political and economic power is the difference between plunder and production, between punishment and reward, between destruction and trade. Plunder, punishment, and destruction belonging to the political realm; production, reward, and trade belonging to the economic realm.

The symbol of the businessmen is a positive — the dollar — given to you voluntarily by trade. The symbol of a bureaucrat is a negative — a gun — pointed at you. The man who prefers the gun to the dollar, is the man who thinks he will be controlling the gun. The joke is on him — the results are upon all of us.

http://capitalism.org/category/power/

 

  • There is no such thing as ‘voluntary trade in our current system, such concept would mean I would have a choice to pay for my apples today or not, or not pay our debt and bills, or not charge money for our work – as if we had no need for it to eat and live.

 

Point 3: “…Profits are created through voluntary exchange, not through the exploitation of people.”
Wow, what a whopper. Somebody get me Tim Cook or the sweatshop responsible for my Nike’s. “Voluntary exchange,” eh? Anybody who works for a living knows that they are a few paychecks away from having to beg on the streets. One either sells their labor to another in exchange for money, or one doesn’t eat. This notion that Capitalism is based on voluntary participation is a sweet – sounding mythology that’s been built up in layers of philosophical sediment over the past 400 years. This process is too deep to cover here, but it’s instructive to note that proponents for speak glowingly about Capitalism’s “voluntary exchange” are going to distort and mangle the definition out of context to support their perspective. – Darryl Thomas – [1]

 

  • Reality works the other way around from what capitalism.org suggests in terms of political powers and economic powers. Before the 20th Century, the working class had little political power because they were not able to get the financial policies that served their interests in place. However, once they became empowered with the apparatus promoted by Wilson under the banner of Democracy, Freedom and Pursuit of Happiness, the ascent of the corporate powers enabled them to lobby the government to make the policies that they required to finally serve their interests and promote them as political ideologies, which were cynically linked to consumption and accumulation of wealth as a sign of living in a Free State society with Free Market Capitalism where individuals could pursue happiness, but Not achieve it, as we have reviewed in previous entries.

 

  • Private interests are now running the economic regimes around the world, it is a self-proclaimed monetary authority whose rules and regulations are like a coded language so that you and I, regular citizens, could not have such open access to understanding that our Monetary Policies are not founded upon any real value other than serving exchange rates that benefit international trade and investment in which only a minority participate – all of it guided by the desire to obtain the most benefit with ‘openness’/ free trade at the least cost of loss, wherein governmental expenses would focus on subsidizing corporate endeavors and  interests without guarding people’s interests, at all.

 

  • Domestic stability is being sacrificed to only benefit Capital interests which means the individuals, the people that make the economy function are being affected by the ambitions of power and expansion that the ‘powerful minority’ are seeking to attain, using their currency as a means to expand and obtain more benefits at a lower sacrifice for them – yet, the people are obviously the ones that must suffer higher prices and lower wages , causing an inevitable even greater polarization, such as the one America is facing today, CapitalismUS as an ideal American Dream is coming to an end, and we all participate in it every moment we accept such policies of what should be illegal enrichment by corporations – instead, we become loyal consumers of the ideology that has justified the rise of corporate powers subduing political power to be simply a dictator of another’s faceless desires – which is the corporation as a fictional entity with no social responsibility or regulation. Politicians are bribed, the people are fed lies about the necessary cuts in budget, the necessary austerity and the reasons to bailout banks with a  scant rhetoric that justifies with the greatest hopes and promises why people will somehow ‘see the light’ after being evicted from their homes, unable to pay for their debt and having to face quite a shift in their lives the moment that they are forced to declare bankruptcy and seek for any other means to make it through the day, while banks/corporations do the land-grabbing accordingly.

 

Watch the news on the eviction going on in Berlin where less-powerful people are having to leave the space for ‘wealthier’ people wanting a safe spot in the capital of Germany:

 

Capital Flight: Berliners evicted as regional migrants occupy prime

 

  • After all of this, the enforcement of these convenient policies is being Money as a Gun from private corporations toward the government, therefore there is no such thing as government power over economy at the moment, and this same gun is endorsed through culture and media wherein you end up accepting that going to war to save foreigners and bring democracy is a good thing as long as  You  are happy and secure, but have no clue why such amount of money is being spent on waging wars rather than sorting our health care and educational systems. The power of the people is sold when dreams are bought as a purpose to live.

 

  • The individual problem is faith in the system, the general apathy or acceptance and passivity to consider any form of reform to the current order in which our interests are being managed like a monopoly game, wherein the lives of those that enjoy such ‘economic power’ becomes our dream to achieve and point of comparison to then define who we are in relation to powers others rejoice themselves in under a magic spell called power that we’ve endowed money and certain ‘authorities’ with.

 

What is the Solution to this diatribe between Economic and Political Powers?

 

Solution                                                                             

  • The Power of the People: The capacity to contribute as individuals to change the current paradigm of our society that seeks power, money as the ultimate purpose in our lives and ensure we become a solution to this ideological imperialism that is the current basis of the money culture embedded in the idea of self we form and shape influenced by our family systems, political powers and obviously corporations and the economic system that stands as an ‘almighty regulator’ completely alienated from the lives of the people that only suffer the consequences of the arbitrariness of this power structure, where we should all instead be equally educated about Politics and  Economy to understand the way we relate to each other in our society and ecosystem.

 

  • It is our responsibility to ensure that the old paradigm of these polarized powers is stopped within each one of us, this is Not going to be endorsed by our current Educational systems, it won’t stem from a sudden benevolent approach from corporations to be more condescending toward life and promote human dignity as long as we All still Value Money over Life itself.

 

  • Our ‘Fight’ is not of resistance, violence or protest, it is a deliberate Stand to focus on the Principle that is being violated by each one of us that has contributed to maintain the system as is:  valuing money and the power over life, commoditized in such a rapid pace that we have to consider that our reality won’t keep up with our mind desires, since the mind works on energy which is a relationship of abuse toward our physical body. (read more on: 155. Are we all Cannibals? | for a redefinition on consumerism as physical support )

 

  • We are the ones that must ensure that constitutional rights and new laws are promulgated for the preservation of the environment, working laws, regulating banking systems to work as a public service, electing representatives through direct democracy, dismantling the over-wrought security systems and military forces instead of upgrading private property and free trade policies that support the ever-expansive  imperialism in the name of ‘openness’ or free market, eating the world without realizing it is ourselves we are consuming.

Rewards                                                               

We as individuals in Equality will ensure no government or corporation prints money or writes laws according to their supposed ‘mutually exclusive interests,’  both will exist as the two necessary terminals in the function of common good at a political and economical level under the Constitutional Principle of Equality as Life,  where the individual within a collectivity, realizes the unnecessary existence of a hegemon or superior power to take responsibility for what we can contribute with as self responsible individuals,  and live this as a matter of principle, since there will be no ability to trump the laws to make ‘more money or gain any form of advantage from not doing so.

Self determination within an Equality based organization means treating each other as we would like to be treated, there will be no need for policemen in our heads nor as security systems to regulate our basic understanding of what supporting each other as equals in fact mean. This is what we must ensure we integrate at an individual level, and for that we will share how to contribute with this Equal-Power understanding through Educational means in the following blog.

 

 

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312. Are Rebellion and War the Same?

While watching OBEY, a video documentary based on Chris Hedges’ work, the point of war emerged again to see how the solutions given by the people that edited the video was to Rebel which no one seems to realize it means: wage war against the system, even if most would dispute there is a ‘difference’ in meaning, in actions I can only see it is virtually the same:

war
n    noun a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country. a state of competition, conflict, or hostility: a price war. a sustained campaign against something undesirable: a war on drugs.
n    verb (wars, warring, warred) engage in a war or conflict.

 

rebel
n    noun  a person who rebels.
n    verb  (rebels, rebelling, rebelled) rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler. resist authority, control, or convention. show or feel resistance or repugnance.

 

What’s the Essence of these two words War and Rebel? Friction, conflict, competition, hostility, resistance, repugnance and Armed Conflict, all of these characteristics have one single origin in common: the Human Mind.

 

Problem:                                                                      

“WHY has Consciousness – for only those with Money Evolved, and Technology within the World System/Money System evolved, where for most part, those that are in Control within this Physical Existence, has utilized their ‘evolved Consciousness and Technology’ for means of War, and Profit through/from War to Protect Resources, Investments and Money within/on/as this Physical Existence? Why has our Relationship to the Physical Body, this Physical Existence, the Animals, Nature – THAT which in fact gives us Life, Not Evolved? Why has actual Life/Living Conditions for ALL in/as equality and oneness Not Evolved?”  – Sunette Spies*

 

 

It is astounding that Wars have been accepted as the way to regenerate Economy, expand territory, snatch resources, gain slaves, raw materials or ‘rights’ to have a say on someone’s territory. We can see how due to Private Property, Rights, Power and the ability to exert all of these with ‘proper justifications’ is what leads to justify War as a means to Defend One’s Right. We are Continuing from the ‘righteous’ structure Capitalism defends, in which Power is linked to Money – which we have already disclosed, but also Wars as a basic element to maintain and upgrade such Structure of Power. 

 

In a letter that Sigmund Freud sent to Albert Einstein in order to elucidate or ‘shed some light’ on the human instinct to wage war, one can read some conclusions that might have been revealing at the time, but yet again there was no definitive straightforward solution. It was mostly attributed to a ‘human instinct’ which was identified as an aggressive, destructive/ hatred instinct.  Going back to the point of Might Makes Right, I bring this quote forth:

“Thus the attempt to replace actual force by the force of ideas seems at present to be doomed to failure. We shall be making a false calculation if we disregard the fact that law was originally brute violence and that even today it cannot do without the support of violence”  – Sigmund Freud  (1932). “Why War?,” Letter Response

 

How does this tie with using ‘Power’ as a form of  abuse to overcome Power?

Humanity has managed to justify the desire to retaliate, take revenge and exist in spitefulness when perceiving that their Rights have been violated. According to Ayn Rand, Rights can only be violated ‘by the use of physical force,’ which enables us to understand why keeping people working with slave wages is Not a Violation to Human Rights within this context. This is the use of Power as Intellect that can determine ‘what is right and what is wrong’ as a Moral code that stems from the Power-Structure in itself, to keep itself clean, ethical and righteous at all times.

 

This is what enrages the majority: Our Rights are being Violated, but seriously: have we EVER Respected ourselves as Equals? Have we EVER considered every single individual living organism as the actual actors that enable Life possible? All that I see within these ‘elucidations’ about rights and wars is the human intellect justifying the right to abuse and as such to retaliate, while attempting to create Peace by suggesting turning to the opposite forces that lead both war and rebel, which is ‘love’ for the most part, which is a profoundly misconstrued and misunderstood word that we have not in fact ever lived throughout Human civilization, because every single word we’ve lived within the context of Feelings and Emotions of who we are as the mind.

Yet, we accepted the existence of such words in our own mind, as our own nature that plotted mechanisms to violate/ disregard/ abuse each other in the first place, the origin and source of that want, need or desire to abuse and disregard all other fellow living beings exists within Human Nature, who we are as the Mind in itself as Consciousness is the factor that Freud wasn’t able to pinpoint, because a Mind won’t see itself as the problem, but only as certain attitudes, behaviors or ‘instincts’ that we believe are ‘beyond our grasp’ and as such, justify with them being ‘untamed forces’ that have lead us to now justify Wars with moral and empathetic justifications like Nationalism, Defense, Pride and keeping the world ‘At Peace.’ Not many seem to see the obvious problem of Waging War Against Terror either.. A complete paradox, but what isn’t at this stage in our reality?

 

Righteousness is the fuel to rebel: someone is abusing/ offending/ violating your rights – but again, have we ever lived in an actual State of Right, of actual regard to each other as equals? No, hence rebelling stems from the experience of Powerlessness when understanding to what extent we have delegated our living-rights to this ‘Might Makes Right’ principle that sustains our current Corporate Capitalistic System. The way in which this perfect hate machine has been built and constructed is through laws and force – this is political decisions that are then taken to justify wars as ‘defense’ which is currently being used as a means to profit by corporations, which are the greatest investors in the war industry, not to say that in America’s case, their greatest economic activity has become the War Industry in itself. And now people are ‘waking up’ and wanting to use the same means of extortion to retaliate against the Pretty Hate Machine? Absolutely paradoxical and one Must see the common sense in that.

 

Self Interest is the origin of Power,since such form of Power can only exist in separation ‘Divide and Conquer’ and Wars do just that. Rebelling is Attacking the ‘imposed order’ by the same means a war is waged, what are the odds in such  play out when no human life is regarded as ‘Life’ but as a number to oppose and exterminate? This is how Rebels end up in jail or killed or assassinated, they all tried to Oppose the system by the use of force, retaliation, vengeance and civil disobedience .

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“You didn’t come from the Planets ‘Out There’ – you came from the Planet Earth. You’re not an Alien from another Planet, you’re an Alien from the Planet Earth. And, that is Why you’re an Alien on Earth that Destroy All the other Life Forms, because – you’re an Alien Invader. You only Look at your Own Self-Interest. You don’t regard the Other Life Forms that come from the same Source as you did, with the same Life Force that you have – as your Equal. They’re in fact far more than you, because they make your Existence Possible. You’re not making their Existence Possible. They don’t Need you. They can Exist without you…All of them. You can’t Exist without THEM.” – Bernard Poolman+

 

Solution:                                                               

The Solution to war is understanding that you cannot fight a fire with Fire, that’s the absolute stupidity of what the majority of humanity seems to be overlooking: protesting, opposing, rioting, wanting to ‘have all the power back’ can only lead to a reversed war that will lead us nowhere if we do not stop and see how all the rage and anger for having our ‘Rights violated’ is in fact just another fuel for the system to continue upgrading itself: further control, further repression and this is why we are locking ourselves even further the more we bark and demand change –but wait a minute, who has created this

 

Freud’s solution stand along the lines of : Strengthening the intellect, governing instinctual life, internalization of aggressive impulses, a change in cultural attitude, and the justified dread of the consequences of a future war – there is certainly no radical solution within this which is the same as hoping that human nature will change by itself.

 

Solution is Living Self Forgiveness, walking an individual process to Recognize what Self’s Responsibility is within the entire confabulation of this system as it exist now, it is not an ‘isolated imposition,’ it is weaved and perpetuated by each one of our individual thoughts, words and deeds within this state of ever-evasive self-interest that leaves no room for Common Sense which is Do and Be what is Best for All as Equals. Within this premise, the understanding of War will be clear: we can’t fight against ourselves, we can’t oppose our own creation, we can’t seek to ‘out do’ what we have sown in the first place. This is thus an individual process of stopping, correcting and changing the individual Human Nature of greed, power, desire to manipulate, control, be ‘the authority’ and have ‘More’ than others. Learning how to coexist as equals, learning the physical laws of nature will enable us to understand that we Cannot keep  allowing the Mind to dictate, the Intellect to define what’s Right or Wrong, we have to consider physical solutions wherein the nature of the Social Organism is considered – not what’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ according to morals, but a physical understanding of the necessary conviviality and symbiotic relationships that we have to forge from scratch if we in fact want to create a sustainable and peaceful future.

 

There is no value in retaliating, rebelling, fighting, opposing, it only leads to further separation and consequence wherein such war is not realized as a war against Self, sin ‘They’ and ‘Them’ are also Yourself/ Myself/ Ourselves.

 

Rewards:                                                                        

It’s quite obvious that the results from ourselves being able to coexist as Equals, give to each other the Right to Live with all the Best that we can create as a living sustainable system is the definition of a Utopia that has only existed in books and in the dreams of those that would also seek to ‘overcome  Power,’ but see, Power doesn’t have to be ‘overcome’ or ‘powered-out,’ it has to be distributed in Equality, it has to be recognized as each individuals Right to Live in a self-determined state wherein money is no longer a means to fight for or strive, but a right that will be available for all to in fact then learn how to live, which is something we haven’t done thus far, we have only learned how to ‘cope’ and ‘retaliate’ and keep fighting and resisting others due to our delirium of owning what is of the Earth and having it taken away in an arbitrary mode. Why haven’t we realized that establishing an Equality System will lead to the ever sought peace and harmony on Earth’

Only Self Interest can stand in the way, and that is the Mind and the Mind is each one’s Self Responsibility

 

I can paint the greatest picture of Rewards here, however it is quite common sensical that each one’s right when structured and founded upon Equality as Life will lead to the best of the living experiences possible in accordance to respecting, valuing and honoring each other as equals, and this is an individual decision to be made, this is what each one of us must decide to stand for – no more countries or parties or rebellious acts to defend, but one single outcome to honor and live by: Giving to each other what we want for ourselves, loving our neighbor as ourselves and learning how to Stop the Mind from seeking to outdo, have more and ‘take revenge’ against others, such words and attitudes must come to pass for the new to emerge as a self-willed decision to Live in Equality.

 

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