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.
307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness
308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS
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.
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?
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
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#
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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Under which conditions does Individualism oppose what’s Best for All and what does Individuality in Equality mean?
307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness
308. Might Makes Right: CapitalismUS
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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So, why did Collectivism become a single evil word to be feared by every person in the crib of Capitalism? Because it means an Equal Distribution of Power.
Within Collectivism, the interests of the majority are guarded and defended from any attempt to monopolize them again – this way of thinking could have prevented a system like capitalism from blooming with such a force as it did in America. Really? Well, we have to actually remember and realize that the nature of the human was to always seek a way to win, to have power and justify it as the most noble means. Of course, no one would have been able to criticize the Pursuit of Happiness since it is such a positively charged experience, how could we? If we essentially learned to grow our individual desires, make of competition an incentive for excellence, justify inequality with statements like ‘having to earn a living’ while being pushed to be absolutely self-determined to win, to achieve such happiness by becoming the greatest force of labor to honor such god given right to Be Happy- Really?
Continuing with CapitalismUS:
What was not considered is that within a single person’s ability to Have More than others or make money out of the ‘god given right to own property,’ there would always be someone made poor and left out of such equation, because you can’t have wealth without poverty, and you can’t have power without abuse. So, this is how a set of words within our constitutional statements, charters and declarations created the necessary broth to cultivate self interest at its finest, perfectly manufactured to implement the most invasive form of an economic model that has transcended the influence of what a ‘governmental system’ should be like, that is what Capitalism is disguised as lobbyist for Democracy of Liberty and Free Will.
This mindset is existent in our very hardwiring wherein we immediately learn that we have to win, and be the best and have the ability to inflict an influence over others, this can be seen in the human being at the very first years of development, becoming the BIOS system of survival and competition in order to ‘win the most.’
“In terms of morality, those who are the strongest will rule others and have the power to determine right and wrong. By this definition, the phrase manifests itself in a normative sense. This meaning is often used to define a proscriptive moral code for society to follow.”
The Strongest, the Fittest, the Powerful ones set the rules of the game, it would be to their own detriment to determine what is genuinely best for all as part of each individual’s guarantees, that’s why we have learned to ‘Defend our Rights’ and call that a righteous act, not questioning why we have to ‘defend them’ instead of granting each other access to it as a living guarantee.
It is inevitable to come back to this word when looking at systems that govern ourselves, beginning by the acceptance and allowance of the word ‘Power’ as:
1 the ability to do something or act in a particular way.
2 the capacity to influence the behaviour of others, the emotions, or the course of events.
3 a right or authority given or delegated to a person or body. Øpolitical authority or control.
4 a country viewed in terms of its international influence and military strength: a world power.
5 physical strength or force. Capacity or performance of an engine or other device. The magnifying capacity of a lens.
6 energy that is produced by mechanical, electrical, or other means. Ø[as modifier] driven by such energy: a power drill.
7 Physics the rate of doing work, measured in watts or horse power.
8 Mathematics the product obtained when a number is multiplied by itself a certain number of times.
do someone a power of good informal be very beneficial to someone.
the powers that be the authorities. [with biblical allusion to Rom. 13:1.]
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French poeir, from an alteration of Latin posse ‘be able’.
We have given ourselves the ‘ability’ to direct, influence, control and determine other’s lives, this can only exist if we don’t regard each other as equals. This means that power is a mind generated concept that propitiates an energetic experience of having control/ power over others and as such, base our entire world system on the premise of Inequality and the acceptance and allowance of the word Power imposed to one another, we became ‘Powerless.’
Our entire history has been the result of an ongoing ‘battle for power,’ this is why all the great changes took place with wars, this is what causes political division, nationalization, independence, colonization, creation of new government systems, new economic models, new education systems, all about maintaining a hegemonic quality from those that Win. Please watch:
Those that win make the History, those that Win set the Rules, those that Win, set the perfect speech to justify the power endowed to an entity called Money wherein power as money and control over the population has become an end, not a means. The Distribution of Power is the most important variable to consider at a political level for some theorists, I agree as well since ‘Might makes Right’ and determines the lives of everyone influenced by such system level. This is a Realistic perspective on politics, however we have to indulge further to become aware of the Experience held behind power.
Being the Hegemon in the system means: you set the rules at your convenience to perpetuate your own establishment of power. How can there be any form of Freedom when the system in itself requires subordinates/slaves to function properly? How can there be any Democracy as in ‘Power of the People’ if People’s power is subdued to a ‘greater order’ such as the government and authorities that we have accepted and allowed to exist with such self determined power, which should not even be a necessary organism if every man could be in fact self regulated in the first place. But,we created the necessity for an all seeing eye because we were incapable of living among each other as equals, we have always looked only after ourselves and for that, Capitalism only became the ‘consequential outflow’ of what is and has always been the Real Human Nature . Evil.
Power is associated with Energy, Energy/ Might/ Control/Influence over others can only exist through concepts that we have made real through the mind, such as the Power that Money has been endowed with: it is an imaginary entity to which contains our living rights and responsibilities to, it rules our lives, it decides who lives and who dies. The same as the power given to any authority in any level of governmental position throughout history: the sovereign represents the accumulation of individual inability/incapability to decide what’s best for oneself and for all as equals. That is the reverse of power: not being able to decide what’s best for all, hence we created our hegemons, because we could just not decide how to direct ourselves.
The desire for power determines a type of regime, economic orientations, ideological commitments and the psychology of the policy makers which explains why the individual pursuit of power/happiness/’moreness’ is guarded at all cost, and yes that means obtained and pursued through Wars. This is why America will be willing to wage a war that costs Trillions of dollars if they consider that the Benefits outweigh the Cost of such intervention/ invasion.
The origin of all nations at the moment stem from the result of winning a battle for independence or the establishment of a definitive colony. Either way, a conflict and friction is implied. Sounds familiar? Yes, this is how the Mind obtains its Power as Energy to keep existing: the Mind is founded upon the individualistic pursue of Experience above Common Sense. This is the real evil that has been the foundation of the word Power to exist as it does, as a metaphysical imposition over the physical, a concept made reality through deliberate abuse, violence and neglect, quieting down and eradicating anyone that dares to Speak in the name of Life in Equality –
This has been the story of our human see-evil-I-zation, are you willing to be part of the revolutionary change in the way Power is conceived?
Real Power can only exist in one breath, I learned this from Bernard Poolman and in that moment I realized to what extent the entire meaning of ‘Power’ had become a terrible lie that we would use to kill, extort, abuse and ponder ourselves as superior or inferior than others, nothing else but a confabulation that generates an experience at a mind level that most humans have become addicted to: power, control, authority, the ability to influence others at will, this is the foundation of our mind stemming from our creator, this is the Real Nature we’re dealing with.
By Accepting Power in its current meaning within our vocabulary, we have accepted and allowed wars, poverty, abuse, extortion, extinction and all forms of violation toward the Physical world in which we exist in and a, this is how each one of us is equally responsible, by mere virtue of accepting ‘Power’ as a definition in separation of ourselves as Equals. We have to always consider that all concepts and all systems stem from the way in which we have Lived a word, and so far, power has dictated the way we have lived within and without for Energy/Money/the System instead of considering the most basic foundation upon which such ‘power’ is built upon: The Physical Equality that we exist as.
This will continue
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