Archive for July, 2010

Money as it is used Currently, is a tool of Communication. We spend our Money on certain Products and Services and within that Communicate to each other what we Value. Look at how Money is Spent on Food, Cosmetics, Movies, Drugs, Clothing, Shelter, Entertainment, etc. Much of what We are Communicating that we Value is that Which Supports our own Self-Interest, obviously, though there are, of course, certain Basic-Human-Necessities that are required for us to Exist and Function Effectively in the Physical Reality. Within our Current-Money-System though, there is no distinction between what is required by All to Exist and what is desired Individually as “luxuries”. The Same Money System is used for both types of Commodities. And since Money itself is BeLIEved to be Limited and therefore access to it is limited, not everyone is able to Communicate freely and effectively their needs and wants. In effect, Many in this Reality have No Voice.

What is missed by those who would advocate the complete removal of all forms of Money is that we live in a Physical Reality where Resources are required to be moved Physically. Within this consideration, Money-as-a-Communication-Tool is necessary to direct the Movement of Physical Goods such as Food and Resources to create Shelter and other Basic-Human-Necessities.

What is missed by those who challenge the Concept of Equal-Money-for-All, and who would argue that Equal Money would mean Value-less Money, is that the Current Money System was purposely designed to create and support the BeLieF that money is Limited and therefore has Value because of its “inherent” limited Nature. How was this done? Simply by establishing the Physical Communication Methodology, or Currency, deliberately as a “limited resource”. Gold has been used, as well as other relatively rare or difficult to procure metals. As paper began to replace the Gold-Standard the common person hardly noticed the shift and even today the US Federal Reserve prints Money “out of thin air” while Most still BeLieVE that Money is limited-in-nature.

With Current Technology, however, Money is able to be represented as a Number. Using Computers these Numbers are able to be Accounted for in a Banking-System. Within the Priniciple of Equal-Money-for-All, however the Banking-System would not be like those currently existing because it would not be Based on a Priniciple of Interest or Debt. Debt, in itself, is based on the BeLieF that Life has no inherent Value and only exists so that it may be exploited by those who would seek to have all Power and Control for ThemSelves. Within Realizing that Money can be Represented as a Number in a Computer Bank, one may begin to shift their BeLieF that Money is limited and therefore Valuable in-itself to the Common-Sense Realization that the Only Thing Worth Valuing is LIFE itself.

Within establishing a New-Money-System that considers not only what is Best for All but also Considers that which Each Individually requires to Express and Live an Enjoyable Life, we might consider a Dual-System that incorporates Principles of the 2 well-known Economic Theories of Capitalism and Socialism.

A Dual-System would utilize an Equal Money-System as well as an Equal-Labor System.

The Equal-Money System would be designed as a Tool to Communicate where Resources are required to be moved to Support All in having the Basic-Human-Necessities to both Sustain Life in the Physical as well as Function Effectively within the Physical. The Backing of this Currency would be the Life-Force of the Individual born into this Reality within the consideration of Each Life as Equally-Valuable-and-Relevant. The Equal-Money System would also be designed to be Accountable so that NO ABUSE is allowed.

The Equal-Labor System would be designed as a Tool to Communicate where Resources and Goods are required to be moved to Support Each Individual who chooses to Participate in this System within having or creating their Desired “Luxuries”. Luxuries would be considered as Technologies or Goods that enhance the Individual’s Life Experience but are not required for All Equally to Be able to Exist and Function Effectively in the Physical Reality. Here personal choice would be relevant. The Backing of this Currency would be the Self-Prescribed Labor of the Individual. Whereas in the Equal-Money System, all Life is seen as Equally Valuable, in the Equal-Labor System, all labor is Considered as Equally Valuable within a Time-Based Factor. So here, the Value is not placed on the Specific Product Produced or Service Rendered by the Individual, but rather by the Amount of Time spent by the Individual within their Labor. Here, the Maxim “Time is Money” is relevant.

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BP Oil Spill – My assessment

When I look at the BP Oil spill or Deepwater Horizon, as it is being called, what I see is the manifested consequence of each one of us in this world not taking responsibility for what we are participating within.  There are multitudes on the internet and other media pointing the finger, blaming BP, blaming the government, blaming our energy addiction, etc. But as Zig Ziglar, among others, once said, when you point your finger at someone there are 4 fingers pointing back at you.

No matter what is done, it seems that the problem is too vast to be corrected now, and everyday the problem only gets worse.  More oil spews out of the ocean floor, more animals suffer, mor chemicals mix into our water, and now with the presence of Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico worry is building that the oil and chemicals will be dumped onto the states on the eastern seaboard.

The real point to look at within all of this is that we are facing consequence. Like the drunk driver who runs over and kills the little girl on her bike, nothing can be done now to fix what was done.  No amount of forgiveness will solve the problem and make it go away. Until we learn to take responsibility, each of us equally, and agree to no longer participate in creating consequences for ourselves, then the current oil spill crisis is unfortunately a sign of the times ahead.  It may be some time before we stop once and for all and even longer before we have walked through all of the consequences, but it must be done.  And while, it may be possible to stop the oil leak and prevent it from becoming worse, the real lesson will not be learned until we each stop placing responsibility for our world outside of ourselves.

See, we each within our minds, place the external world as ‘out there’ separate from us. and we resign ourselves to being responsible for very few things in the ‘outside world’. When get jobs to make sure we have money, so that we feel secure inside. We create families and friendships, so that we feel happy and secure inside. We find ways to entertain ourselves so that we feel happy inside. But rarely do we, as humans, put the inner feelings aside and look at the world as whole, as to how it affects not only us and our inner world, but how it affects every person, and animal and particle in existence. And the ironic thing is that by not taking this approach, we never really get to a point of satisfaction within. Because in fact, what we experience inside is affected by our environment, which is precisely why we have jobs and families, because we realize to a certain extent that if we manage our environment effectively we will be ok.  The problem, though, is that the system that we trust to manage the outside world, is no longer working. in fact it has never worked for everyone equally, but now even those with money and jobs and families and entertainment, are no longer able to ignore their responsibility to the outer environment.

The BP oil spill disaster is showing us this quite clearly.  The environment we live in is not under any direction other that what we each are allowing within ourselves. It is in fact a reflection of who we are and what we accept and allow within. And there is no point to pointing the finger and placing responsibility outside of yourself, because that is precisely the cause of our current predicament. Best to stand up, accept responsibility for everything that is occurring and then prove to yourself what you are able to influence and correct. But standing by while the world destroys itself is not an option, because the world is you and you are only watching yourself implode.