“This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me”
It is sordid how within these seemingly childhood spirited songs, we get sufficient brainwashing as private property and the human supremacy as ownership upon the land, wherein ‘the other’ has ‘his land’ and ‘I have mine’ which is the beginning of separation from each other, from the land and ourselves and in that, already implying that such land will only be acquired through friction and conflict, just as we have read about the multiple wars and conquests in history books where the stories are told by those that won, leaving the gruesome aspect of the actual conquer off the record – yet exalting the ‘human pride’ that comes with the ‘acquisition’ – deliberate invasion and expropriation – for the so called ‘common good,’ which means placing a price tag on the land and selling it to the best bidder.
‘This land was made for you and me’ – already implying that life, the Earth and its resources must be ‘at my service, and in that, agreeing that we have never actually even pondered how we got to establish such a territorial ‘nature’ wherein private property as an land turned into an asset and how turning the Earth’s Resources into Commodities became the doom of our civilization.
I won’t even get to the rest of the meaning when it comes to limits and the territory that encompassed ‘your land’ and ‘my land,’ wherein all that mattered was making sure that kids are brought up with the most flagrant ideas on how our lives were supposedly founded upon ‘a great agreement of good willed men’ that sought to impulse the never quenching desire to obtain happiness at all cost, wherein we hoodwinked ourselves to always follow that which made us ‘feel good’ about reality, wherein it only became a mirage ‘Lifestyle’ that – coin.cidentally enough – is sustained and maintained through a massive abuse of the Earth’s resources to continue existing – Pow! And there goes our Earth, denigrated to become just a ‘divine source’ of money.
The sheer reality is that we have accepted and allowed ourselves to be brainwashed to believe that we/ I could ever actually ‘own’ anything or anyone in this world, because I see and realize that private property has become the very weapon of choice that those with ‘power’ have over people – wherein you can easily tag-along with the fueling of desires, hopes, dreams and the materialization thereof through following our ‘greatest excitement,’ while the actual physical substance that allows me to Breathe and exist cannot own another part of self. It can only be made an illusion that we have trapped ourselves fully and completely about.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to use songs as a way to brainwash kids about the supposed ability to own anything in this world that could make me an ‘entitled person’ as a god-given right to ‘own property’ and seal it with a nice sounding tune to make it perfectly fine for human beings to establish their territory as ‘my land/ your land’ with the apparent meaning that it is ‘our land’ in equality, but in reality what is being heard is ‘yours’ and ‘mine’ as a way to differentiate who owns what, because in reality, people own their homes, own their own land which is fought for and defended at all cost, to the extent that people have the right to shoot you if you sit on someone else’s property without permission.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed the Earth’s resources to become just another asset, something that can be valued with monetary labels called ‘prices’ according to a made-up/ make believe system that only sought to actually deny every single being the ability to ‘own their land’ wherein we are now stuck in massive debt, owing to the banks which is an institution that was made to seem almighty and powerful, while in reality it was just them that took the place of making the money available for all in that, each one of us accepting and allowing such institutions to govern the money = govern everyone’s lives, wherein now banks own millions of homes wherein people are evicted just because they can’t upkeep their payments – without even asking: where is ‘my land’? where is ‘your land’? Isn’t it supposed to be for all?
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to never question why I could not simply have a space in my reality to live in, without having to ‘own it,’ but simply have the right to have a dignified living – in this absolutely forgetting about the fact that we all were equally responsible for having made that a reality through constitutions, laws and living-rights that could be effective for all – but instead, I allow myself to place myself into an inferior position wherein I believed that ‘those in the ruling-elite’ were actually caring and considering about ‘what’s best for me/ what’s best for all,’ despite the evidence of how none of those so-called liberty rights and individual guarantees have been respected and actually lived in this reality, as all that actually governed our reality has only been Money.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to establish ‘human supremacy’ through being able to establish ownership as private property, delimiting a piece of land to give to myself and others in the name of ‘freedom.’ In this accepting the first point of separation that would ensue wars and a perpetual warfare to always have ‘the most of the cake’ as obtaining more lands which translates to more resources, which in this money world translates into more money as the selling of the exploitation of such resources in the name of so-called: progress.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to accept the fact that I could ‘steal’ another’s land – based on the initial delirious acceptance of ‘private property/ ownership’ being an acceptable legal status – and in that, using wars as a means to get ‘my neighbor’s land’ to expand my own powers as territory and resources, which would eventually make me ‘more powerful,’ and in that allowing the self-entitlement of lands according to an expansive-enterprise that lead to the current state of the world wherein imperialism and capitalism go hand in hand to make the most of the Earth’s resources in means of human’s abusive delusion of power.
I forgive myself that I ever accepted and allowed myself to accept such battles and conquests as something that is to be celebrated, or even made memorials of in the name of instigating the so-called ‘national pride’ upon having concealed a battle where actually thousands – or even millions – are massacred and evicted from the land they occupy in the means of a ‘greater good’ which is always masked by the interests of a few that have no regard for life. I have accepted this as a ‘usual means to obtain power,’ which means that I have been sufficiently brainwashed to never question ‘who’ endowed ‘who’ with such power and ability to kill another in the name of entitling themselves with a piece of the Earth that has always been unconditionally here, who has given the godly right to own it, to establish limits, to establish separation within a world that wasn’t created with barriers other than the differentiation of ecosystems as an actual opportunity to have a different living environment according to physical-points like climate. Who has been the real separator? The human being, we all have accepted the delusion of ownership to become our own demise while pretending it made us ‘powerful.’
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to learn about wars and conquests in school and accept that as a ‘usual form of change’ and apparent ‘progress,’ wherein I then became used to seeing/ hearing/ reading about wars in our contemporary world because: “wars regenerate the economy” – which is what I learned in school and within that, not realizing that all that it means is ‘power can only exist in abuse’ and within my mind, making it something ‘normal’ to do in order to place some apparent ‘order and progress’ as the positivists mottos that I learned were supposed to be ‘best for all,’ when in reality: they never were meant to be best for all.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to allow the current eviction of human beings in this world because of debt, and allowing people living on the streets, people suffering for not having anything to eat, no education, no healthcare, no financial aid of any kind just because of accepting the delusion of ownership and the monetization of our Earth’s resources as a means to control and obtain power, which makes me by default as a regular money user, a compliant to these rules that have clearly enslaved humanity to a state of absolute separation wherein currently life is being obliterated in the name of money, to have ‘more power’ and have ‘power over others,’ which is just a dictatorship ruled by money in the best interest of a handful.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to ever feel ‘proud’ because we ‘owned our house’ and in that, adding a layer of power and security within my persona wherein money became part of the ‘stability’ that I could experience as a certainty within my life, within this never daring to question private property in the past, because that’s all I grew up knowing about: having to pay for food, having to get money from the bank to live, working to get that money, paying for school, paying for doctors, paying rights and legal permits and everything became just a money world wherein I always refrained myself from pondering: why are we not just giving it to ourselves? Why do we have to ‘owe’ all of this money to something/ someone? Why if the State is supposed to be an institution in the name of ‘what’s best for all’ not giving all of these apparent god-given rights without having to sell them?
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to become the very perpetrator of my reality in terms of adding a price tag onto life, making me within this an almighty money-god that decides who can afford to pay for the number in the price tag and who can’t, because that’s the only reason why values are placed and deliberately enforced as a ‘law’ that we have to follow: you have to pay to live – else, you die.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that the Earth, the resources, the animals, plants, air is ‘here at my service’ wherein we as human beings have become so infatuated with our ability to THINK and within this ‘THINKING’ becoming the King of the Earth that can decide how to exploit it, who gets what according to the divine monetary laws that I created in the name of Power, as the constant allowance of wars as a means to obtain such power from any land/ people that could ‘serve me’ equally as the Earth’s resources that I have made equitable to Money.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to be brainwashed and brainwash kids with the phrase ‘this land was made for you and me’ wherein the seemingly innocent tonality of it all makes its perfectly fine to think that this world ‘was made’ for us, to live in it, to exploit it, to sell it, to deplete it, to rape it, to abuse in all possible ways because apparently some god decided to make this Earth as a playground – when in fact, it is only human infatuation with power the one that created this song as a means to justify the obvious abuse and mass raping of the Earth’s resources in the name of ‘ownership’ which is an obvious declaration of separation toward everything and everyone, as not everyone can own the same at the same time, and in that, making of this Earth instead of a living peaceful ever wonderful place to live in, just another jail that we have enslaved ourselves to through the current monetary system.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that I could own ‘anything’ in this world, and that such owning would be equitable to satisfying my desires, hopes, dreams and that ‘having money/ owning property/ resources’ would imply that I am in fact ‘closer to god,’ as I have equated money to a divine and god-given experience wherein I justify ‘my right’ to exploit and abuse the Earth in the name of my personal satisfaction as a human being that has sold its very own sustenance to a system that we created in an apparent means of well-being for all, which is and has proven itself to be not so at all.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to justify ownership by saying ‘I work hard for it,’ which means that I have accepted this type of enslavement as a means to obtain life, instead of realizing that I could agree to live in a world wherein we work to maintain and sustain life as a given right for all, instead of having to work-to-live wherein no substantial improvements to life are considered, because survivalism is then accepted as a ‘living condition’ – never questioning the fact that we could support ourselves in Equality in fact, wherein we don’t have to strive for a living any longer.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that happiness on Earth is equal to the amount of money I have, as that implies that I have the abusive right to kill, own, exploit, resell and abuse the Earth’s resources to capitalize my values and my ownerships to get ‘more power’ in the name of my personal glory and satisfaction, while justifying it with this godly sickening song that taught me that ‘this land was made for you and me. ‘
I commit myself to expose the delusion of ownership as a human creation in order to impose power and have control over the Earth’s unconditionally existent resources that cannot possibly continue being sold and capitalized in the name of personal power – all life must be equalized and given as an actual living-right wherein no more private property is in the way to create a sustainable and comfortable living position for all beings that are willing to live in Equality. This can be done through implementing the Equal Money System wherein we become the very creators of our own present and building a future that is no longer enslaved by a minority that has decided who gets what/ how much the Earth’s resources cost. This implies that my very own life is committed to stop this delusion beginning with myself wherein
I commit myself to stop any idea, belief or perception of me having ‘the right’ to control the Earth that we have diminished to only being a ‘resource’ wherein we have actually all complied to equating Earth to just a fuel to keep us all alive, a piece of land that we can ‘own’ – instead of realizing that we are more than capable and able to create an design a system that will effectively work for all, wherein equal opportunities to live a dignified living are given as a birth-right and Not made an exclusive trait of those with money beforehand. I realize that to be able to implement this, I must educate myself about Equal Life wherein all Life is valued equally through a monetary system that will enable life to be a given-right for all on Earth, which includes not only human beings, but animals, plants, the environment that has been equally abused and oppressed in the name of power as money as control.
I commit myself to become an advocate of Neighborism wherein we learn that we can only live in peace and thrive as humanity if working together as one – wherein all that we conduct, direct and work on has the starting point of considering what’s best for all as pertinent decisions to ensure that all have equal access to a dignified living, wherein suffering starvation, poverty, eviction, health care negligence, lack of education is no longer part of the Equality equation, as I ensure that I establish a system that will decidedly function for all in equal-terms. This is giving to another what we want for ourselves, and commit ourselves to work within this system that will makes us all finally proud to have an integral society that is leaving no one behind.
I commit myself to show and explain the benefits that we all get when thinking in Equality at all times, and how everything that stood once as a means of power – such as our current monetary system – will inevitably fall as it is already imploding because of it not having been a substantial system in any way whatsoever as life, which means that all power structures based on abuse – all of them currently – will have to come to an end for the new to have a space to be implemented here and for that, I commit myself to make it known that there is a solution to facilitate the transition, which is the Equal Money System to ensure that all beings have a point of unconditional support to live while we all adjust to getting used to be unconditionally supported, to not go into massive riots and over-indulgences that could harm and abuse others.
I commit myself to explain why it is important to work within ourselves as individuals within this phase of massive global change, wherein we all have to educate ourselves to learn how to live as equals, wherein we consider that only in Equality can we continue living in this world and how it is within this very principle that we can re-create and regenerate this world into a source of Life and stop subduing it to only being a ‘cage’ that was created by and for ourselves.
I commit myself to explain why the Equal Money System is the most principled based type of economic model wherein there are no precedents to compare it, because we had never in fact even considered that we could all live equally as one by giving to each other the right to live just by virtue of existing here.
I commit myself to walk the Equal Money System as myself, wherein I stop creating any delusions of owning, having control over something/ someone in my reality, and in that establish equal agreements wherein I ensure that no power is invested upon a few, and that no abuse is perpetuated in the name of such power.
I realize that all the power that can exist is here as ourselves in every breath wherein I nurture myself from the Earth and give myself back to work on the Earth to make of it a Living-Space for all in Equality.
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