Archive for February, 2011

“The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of evil.‎ Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of the smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organised political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights. This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career. I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by a educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilised in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow-men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society”.

~ Albert Einstein (1949)

Wow- Interest Groups. We actually have various groups of which the purpose is literally to represent the interest of some in spite of others. Rather than representing interests of All Equally. Groups are then basically competing amongst each other in this system for support for their own members in disregard and separation from all other groups.

We even have a ‘theory’ about this, as if a ‘theory’ ever had anything to do with actual reality rather than just being an ‘idea‘ which we try to view the world as- rather than seeing direct what is here, no ‘theories’ necessary- and the theory is called ‘Pluralism’ or ‘interest group theory’. My textbook describes this as: “a theory of politics that contends that power is group based and that because there are multiple points of access within American government, each group possesses an equality of opportunity when competing with other groups for power and resources.” It seems odd to define it in such way as to say ‘this theory contends that..’ I mean, is it contending? and with what/who? or just in general? lol.

Interestingly, this theory comes from James Madison who had “envisioned the United States as a society in which conflict, rather than consensus, would predominate.” Is this statement meaning that he predicted it? or that he thought it should be that way? Strange. Anyway, in a Federalist Paper he “warned that U.S. citizens would be subject to the development of factions.” Factions being groups of citizens united for “some common impulse or passion that might adversely affect the rights of other citizens or the interests of the larger community.”

Madison believed that the factions were based on economic differences, that those with property and those without had different interests. Those who are creditors and debtors, manufacturers, mercantiles, etc, all divided into different classes according to their different sentiments and views.

What’s fascinating about this is to see that these ‘sentiments’ and ‘interests’ and ‘views’ are all determined by the design of one’s placement in the system. According to what ‘profession’ you have or what your ‘wealth’ status, determines what your interests are, therefore you can see that these interests are not real interests that would exist no matter what, but are only ‘superficial‘ interests that only exist within certain specific placements. Yet to a vast extent, these interests are treated as if it is the real interests of the people themselves, in spite of this fact that the interest onlyexists due to their particular predesigned system placement, and that if you changed that placement- the interests change. Therefore, its a point to see/realize/understand that when you see these interests and see some group that is fighting for these interests or you are fighting for these interest, that these interest are not in fact real interests and only exist within the particular ‘made-up’ category or position that one is in within the system.

Therefore, when we are ‘contending’ with each other for these interests- we can consider and see that it is not necessary to fight for these interests- there is also the options of changing the placements themsselves such that the interests are no longer even relevant or exist.

What we need is real interest groups whose interest is the interest of All Equally, focusing on the real interests of all life here, that which is common no matter what placement you could have in this world, this existence anywhere. Such a group or groups there’d be no contention. Who is there to contend with a group which supports the interest of All? Only those who want to support interests that work for them in spite of everyone else. Which is how it is now, every group having to compete against each other for their personal interests, and therefore in this current system if you’re not fighting for your interests, someone else is ‘getting them’, lol, which is not funny at al when you consider that the interest groups must have money to fight for their interests, therefore the poor is obviously not able to amass groups to fight for their interests, they don’t have the money, the education, the time, they don’t have fucking anything. They are totally disregarded by this system, and it’s completely unacceptable. I wouldn’t want to be born in a position like that, totally stuck and hopeless. It has not always been easy even in the position I was born in, in the elite country of the U.S.

I mean, WTF? Almost NO ONE is happy in this system. Definitely time for a CHANGE. Equal Money System!

Someone just recently mentioned the name George Soros to me in a conversation we were having about politics. I’d heard the name but knew nothing about him. So she searched him on google on her ipad right there, and we went through some of the articles that came up, which she had read previously. What I noticed in these articles is that it was mostly full of opinions toward Soros, in a negative, obviously against Soros, stance, and there was little facts, so these articles were not assisting in telling me anything about this guy, except for the few parts it mentions things he’s done. Because that’s what really matters in this world- what is your actions? It doesn’t matter if someone ‘doesn’t like you’ or has a bent against you, it doesn’t tell you anything that matters, it doesn’t tell you what this being has actually lived or done.

For example, a comment like this: “What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopaths lack of conscience. He considers himself to be an elitist world class philosopher, despises the American Way and just loves to do social engineering (change cultures).”
It actually tells you nothing about what this man has actually done, it’s just judgments attempting to engender a certain perspective toward something, and thus not effective to assist others in seeing what this person has really done specifically, but has the intent of just creating an opinion about it.

As I was preparing to write about this point, I tried to find the search results again on my own computer, to quote from it, but I was not getting the same results, so I went back to the ipad and checked what the search had been and it was not simply ‘george soros’ but ‘george soros evil’, lol, so I typed that in and now I got the same results.

So this explains why the articles had that particular bent against Soros. So what I was able to glean is that Soros apparently has a lot of influence in the political system, because he has lots of money, billions, which he uses/has used to play around with and manipulate governmental systems, by such things as like creating alternate governments to take over for when the existing government is overthrown and funding certain media organizations. So, I’ll definitely do some more researching on this point, study how this person has moved within and as the system. It is quite cool how I no longer will just follow opinions, but rather can distinguish between facts and opinions, and thus can see what is relevant and what is not, thus do research that’s much more effective, whereas in the past it was like it was hard to make ‘heads or tails’ of how I should ‘feel’ about something/someone, instead of realizing that ‘feeling’ a way about something is totally irrelevant and necessary, and so no wonder I was confused and couldn’t make sense of what I researched.

So make sure when you research, that you can see what is opinions and what is fact, so that you can see what is actually going on and not just getting ‘swayed’ by opinions/feelings, which is totally useless and doesn’t help to solve the problems we’re facing in this world, in fact, it’s what creates the problems, isn’t it.

Within this point of starting a business, and walking through the process, some interesting points have been coming up- which is exactly the reason I decided to do this business- to learn and to see through direct experience, just what points there is to consider within the current process of making/running a business, within the current Capitalistic system, and also to get perspective and see what points there are to consider within how a business can/will function within an Equal Money System, and also how to transition to an EMS.

One thing I had started to realize within looking at the point of ‘job creation’ and how that is extensively pushed by politicians, and usually the emphasis is on supporting people to create small businesses- as these are so-called ‘the back-bone of our economy’ and many other such phrases that seek to emphasize the importance of small businesses and making more of them. I wasn’t clear why this was so, because don’t big businesses hire more people? So why not support big businesses?

Well, what I realized is that supporting small businesses = supporting big businesses. Because who gives big businesses their business? Sure individual customers give some business, but have a look at how much business they get from small businesses. I mean, consider Home Depot for example, and the difference between their customers who is just an individual looking for a new nut for his sink drain or something, compared to a guy who has his own little deck-building business who is buying supplies on a regular basis, lumber, screws, etc.

Therefore, small business IS big business. There’s a theme going around to support small businesses rather than big business, and, hahaha, that’s actually not possible, is it, because where does the small business get their supplies? Yeah, big business. So if you are a consumer who likes to think you don’t support big business, because you only shop at ‘small businesses’, guess again, you can’t not support big business. Therefore, if you want to ‘stop’ big business- you can’t do it by just apparently ‘not buying there’. You have to realize that big business isn’t bad because it’s big- but rather because in our current system it’s designed so that corporations are valued more than life, and thus our corporations are not life-supporting corporations, they are profit-making, life-disregarding machines bent only on their own profit and self interest, no matter the cost to life.

Thus a new system is required, wherein the value of money is not separated from the value of life, wherein money has no value separate from life- so that our business, big or small, are actually supportive of life, and so that the businesses which actually support life can also be supported, unlike in this Capitalist system where the businesses which we depend on for the things we need, must all compete with one another, and only those that have gone the farthest to abuse and cut-corners are the ones left standing. Ridiculous- and with the result that many of us suffer.

Obviously, it’s Time for an Equal Money System.

It is so insane, this system that we have currently, the sheer ways in which it abuse. The sheer extent to which we are allowing suffering and abuse in this world.

It is so obvious that we need to simply forgive each other, let shit go, let our egos go, so that we can be here, so that we can actually enjoy being here, and can create a world that is worth living in, that is worthy of children to be born into.

It’s going to take a lot of work and consideration to clean up this colossal mess so the sooner we get started, the better. The problems are obviously not going to just go away, look around, they’re still here. Nothing we have done thus far has actually solved anything. It’s time we stop fucking around with fantasies and empty words of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ and ‘light’ and ‘love’, none of that bullshit has done anything to solve any of the problems we face, and in fact that kind of bullshit is part of the problems.

It’s time to get Real and get down to business. It’s time to Stand Up and take Responsibility for what’s Here. What did we do with this Earth that is Here, providing the substance for us to be supported to live here as the physical- did we realize what a gift this is and live in gratitude and appreciation of this within our very actions? No- we abused the living shit out of it. We’ve spited ourself to the utmost, by spiting the very thing which allows us to exist here, and unfortunately, we continue to do so.

This is so unacceptable, I will do whatever it takes and whatever I can to Stand up and face these points of abuse to stop them, as this is not what life should be, at all. I dedicate my life to this process, of bringing about equality- Equality where everyone has Equal Quality of Life- where No One has Less ‘quality’ than another- that is simply unacceptable- have a look- would you want to have Less Quality than another? NO, you would not. So obviously, no one would. And any excuse that says for some reason some should have less than you, is ego, and is fucked up, and you do not deserve to be a human being living on this planet. If you cannot get along with others, if you cannot ‘love thy neighbor’ as yourself- then get out. Come back when you realize what it means to live in and share a world with other beings and that those beings are equal to you in the right to have a life, in the right to have a chance in life to actually live and express themself as who they really are, and then you too will have that right.

So, I’ve just studied the point of how the mass media influences politics, in terms of shaping public opinions and manipulating perceptions. What’s fascinating to me is that this is all explained quite clearly in my textbook, how many people have had access to this information and none stood up and said- wtf- this is unacceptable?

Sometimes it seems to me like we are living in some kind of ‘bizarro’ world- where even though we know better, we actually still have wars. We still have people starving to death. People being murdered and tortured. Animal being extensively abused. It’s as if we are stuck in some gigantic time-loop, where we’re still repeating the past like a broken record, a cd that keeps skipping, never actually changing in a way that has a Real and Lasting effect. Everything that’s ever existed still does- and this proves that we have simply not changed or improved or evolved in any way.

For a homework assignment, I had to research and compare television advertisements for presidential campaigns over the years. It was quite interesting to see how the techniques have not changed in the sense of the underlying tactics used, but they have certainly upgraded in terms of, obviously, the technology available, and the points being manipulated have become somewhat more complex, drawing on more emotional/feeling relationships that’s been built between the past and now. There simply exists more ‘material’ to use now, than there was then. For the assignment, I used a site called “The Living room Candidate“, which contains a collection of videos of campaign ads through the years.

Fascinating to see how we are literally brainwashed, literally mind controlled through the various points of the media- as the different media outlets serve as portals straight into the minds of people, where information can be directly downloaded and thus if you control what information is in the media, you can control people’s perceptions, opinions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It’s quite disturbing what this indicates. And if you have a look at the types of techniques used to manipulate human consciousness- it shows quite perfectly why it is a fuckup to be of consciousness systems- because it is in fact through the mind system that such manipulation is able to occur.

In an Equal Money System, this kind of manipulation won’t be tolerated, and in fact, would be irrelevant. If all people are provided with the means with which to survive- then they will no longer be ale to be swayed by campaign tactics of how you need to vote for such and such because he is going to be the ‘hero which saves you from all the problems in world’- because the problems will be solved, and therefore positions of high office like president will simply be a matter of administration, and no longer this point of ‘leadership’ wherein we seek someone to ‘lead us’ ‘to the promise land’, so to speak. Wherein people are educated and supported to no longer be susceptible to such manipulation by the media.

What’s so insane, is that through these techniques of manipulation, the population is mind controlled to vote for candidates who will not serve the interest of all, but will actually serve the interest of those who paid for them and supported them to get elected, which is a minority. And thus, we do not have a Democracy because we do not have a government that actually represents the people. I’m pretty sure that ‘a system of government in which power is exercised by the people” doesn’t mean ‘just some of the people’.

Vote for a Real Democracy and Stand Up for an Equal Money System- wherein all will have a ‘voice’ to be heard and we will have a government that actually ‘represents the people’.

One Man, One Vote = Real Democracy = Equal Money System

I remember studying about the history of the U.S. government in high school, yet I just sort of, ‘took it all for granted’ in that I just accepted it as ‘the way things are’ and ‘the way they ought to be’. It’s quite fascinating to ‘revisit’ these points now, and considering everything from a starting point of equality. It’s cool now, to look at what we’ve done in the past and have a look at why/how it didn’t work, it’s great from a ‘here’s what not to do’ perspective.

So our government, the U.S. that is, was basically founded by some guys, some rich white guys to be more accurate, who sat down to make up some rules on how we shall live in this country. Fascinatingly, even though in the Declaration of Independence from Britain (lol, which I am just realizing, is not actually possible, you can’t actually be independent of anything in this world as we’re all here existing in the same system, our economies together making one economy) they wrote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”- people were anything but treated or considered equally. We still had slavery, the out-in-the-open obvious kind (Now slavery has been upgraded so that the ‘plantation owners’, so to speak, don’t have to house and feed you, they give you money to deal with that yourself, and so that you will perceive yourself as not enslaved, hahaha).

So, obviously the main point, the main problem within the government that was created, is that it doesn’t consider the point of Equality. In fact, that’s the problem with all the governments at this point, that will have to be corrected. And that is going to take some time.

To continue on the topic of studying the Judicial system, what I’ve learned is how laws are enforced- basically its up to the courts, the judges, to decide how to apply the law to each case that comes before them. Lawyers go through past cases to find cases that support or seem to support the point they are arguing for, and that is how they ‘make their case’, they ‘plead their case’ and it’s up to the judge, or jury as the case may be, to finally determine how to apply the law in a particular situation.

So, those who blame the ‘government’ for the laws ‘they’ make, realize that the laws are somewhat general points, and it’s within the courts with the lawyers and judges where those laws are actually decided how they will apply.

In the news today, a story about a woman in Arizona, an anti-illegal immigrant activist, led a raid on a Latino family’s home, with two accomplices, was convicted of murdering a man and his daughter and the attempted of murder his wife. Prosecutors said she and her accomplices were hoping to find weapons, money, and drugs they could steal in order to finance a new anti-illegal immigration outfit.
None of this needs to happen. In an Equal Money System, it will not matter what country you are from. And we will not have inequal situations, such that everyone wants to be in one place, where they might have the best chance for a decent life.
To those that is against immigration legal or illegal, realize this point- if you Really want to Stop the problem, Vote for an Equal Money System. The reason illegal immigration or legal immigration is seen as a problem all comes down to Money. It is hypocritical to be against immigration when you are living in an elite country which is profiting off the resources of other countries and impoverishing them so that if they have the chance they will do whatever they can to get into the elite countries to have a dignified life. Duh!
Equal Money System will Solve Immigration- if we make it so that no matter where in the world you are, you can have a dignified life, then obviously you will not have this problem, it won’t matter where anyone is living, and you won’t have too many people wanting to be in one place. It’s so simple. Equal Money System. 1+1=2.

I just recently studied about the Judicial system of the United States government- part of what I want to use this blog for, a large part actually- is to go over some of what I’ve learned, to make sure I’ve got it down right, to open it up for perspectives or correction, and also simply to assist myself in getting more ‘fluent’ in the ‘language’ of government, as that is the key to walking in and as the system- not simply walking ‘in it’, but literally being ‘one and equal’ to it, wherein I understand how it works to the extent that it is not knowledge and information that I am living, as according to how/what I’ve ‘learned/been taught’ as how and what the system apparently ‘exist as’, but to understand the system and how it functions and my power/ability of creation within and as the system. So that I actually live this understanding of the system, and stand one and equal to it. Not simply a pawn on it’s ‘chessboard’. But seeing the whole ‘game’ as myself.
The judicial system is quite interesting to study, finding out where/how laws are made, how the process currently operates, about the different types of laws. This is something I must understand in order to be able to become a participant in within our law system- as it’s necessary to change the laws, in ways that prevent abuse, rather than laws which allow abuse such as we have now. It’s unfortunate that we even require laws to be able to live together here and even with the laws we are doing a terrible job. It’s time to stand up and correct ourselves, by taking responsibility for what’s here- by seeing how we are Able to Respond to what is manifested here as a reflection of who and what we are living as, as our current accepted nature, to Stand up and direct this reality to create a world ‘worth’ living in.

Last year I participated as a volunteer in a campaign for a local politician. I had never done anything like this before, and it was quite fascinating to get a ‘inside’ look at how a political campaign operate. Some of the work I did was ‘canvasing’ which I never actually knew it was called that until then, and in case you don’t know either, it is the ‘going door-to-door’ part of the typical campaign process, wherein you knock on people’s doors, poll them about who they plan to vote for, discuss the candidate you are representing, and hand out fliers.

This was a fascinating point to push- as I literally found myself sitting in my car in neighborhood I’d never been in, holding a clipboard with sheets of names and houses of those who I was to visit and the questions to ask and record their answers, the last time I’d gone door-to-door was when I was probably about 9 or 10 years old selling Girl Scout cookies. I had doubts and fears coming up, that I didn’t know what I was doing, that I was going to fail miserably, afraid to actually knock on people’s doors and then possibly have them answer, and then! have to talk to them.. But I was not going to accept or validate these points. I knew it didn’t ‘matter’ if I did this or not, but yet, it did matter from the perspective of pushing myself through the resistance, to ‘prove’ to myself that I could do it, that the fears and doubts are just bullshit trying to limit me.

I also faced points of self judgment, wherein I’d defined this activity as ‘stupid’ or that’s not quite it, what’s a better way to put it, hmm, I’m not sure, but like ‘something I wouldn’t do” because it is “rude”? no, not quite.. but like a “why would you or who would want to do that”? “Who would want to be that involved in politics because that is not something that someone like me would be into, or that any normal human would care about”- Lol, what a bunch of B.S. All programming from my life’s experiences, environment, etc. “Political Socialization” like I talked about in a recent vlog.

I remember one house I stopped at, in a neighborhood that was obviously not at all wealthy, and the lady whom I was to speak to was on her way out and she didn’t have time to speak me, (it didn’t seem like she was much interested to either), but looking at that situation, I see that it’s kind of ironic, in a very unfortunate way, that those who are not much benefiting from the system, are often too busy to get involved in it, and thus be able to affect change that WOULD benefit them. So many people are really stuck in this catch-22 situation. Quite a fuck-up. Because in our current system, it’s a competition to get the laws to be designed to favor you in spite of others, doing what you can to keep those ‘others’ from being able to do anything about it. Quite Sadistic, Dis-eased behavior.

I have seen this play out in so many ways, this point where one does not have the time to do things effectively or that is supportive for oneself, and to work toward actually Changing the System so that they are Not too Busy to deal with what Matters. I have been in that same boat, I speak from experience, and it’s quite fucked up, and thus I will do what I can, since now I find myself not stuck in that ‘catch-22’ situation, and I AM actually able to do something. It’s up to us that CAN, because obviously, those that Can’t ain’t gonna do it. When I apply the Equality Equation here, and consider that I did not want to be stuck in that shitty situation where I am unable to do anything to better my life- then No One would want that, thus the solution is to Do what it takes, so that that kind of situation No Longer Exist, Anywhere, Ever Again. Thus we stand up and change this system to one that is Supportive- Equal Money System– and give ourselves the Time for what Really Matters.

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