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Monday, December 26, 2011

A Class Divided - The Greatest Experiment ever in Discrimination

The Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration gave Palestine to the Zionists in 1917 in order for the US to enter World War 1 to save Britain and France. Even today, does nobody find it strange that there is a Jewish State slap bang in the middle of a Muslim Region of the world. Nowhere else does this occur. If you want conflict and war, do this kind of thing. How many people, children and mothers have not died due to this decision and how many are still destined to die?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Has America lost the Plot?

This was one of the greatest countries in the world who now has growing joblessness, growing foreclosure rates and the violent treatment and arresting of peaceful protestors of the Occupy Movement. I have not seen one single protestor being violent so why this attitude towards them? Not only that, but with the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) the USA's people will have lost all control over their government and they can be picked up and locked up for no reason. The excuse used is "National Security", but the same excuse was used by many previous fascist police states, just before they came to a fall. If the USA is becoming a Police State do those in power not see this is leading nowhere?

In the Senate there seems to be a lack of integrity and/or ignorance with only people like Ron Paul seemingly having any idea what they are doing. The way Americans are being treated now only shows "The War on Terror" was lost on 11 September 2001. Terrorists cannot begin to be happier about the way Americans are treated. What will be the end to all this? I truely hope I am wrong, but if I am right I wish the American Public the best of luck for what is lying ahead. Things will probably get a lot worse before it gets better, but when it does get better I can guarantee you it will get a lot better. That is just the way life works.

I would like to see a real Superpower. One where people are important and money is not everything. One in which all people can believe in again, not just the filthy rich. I want to see people with jobs, houses and a real democracy, which they control. One that follows its own constitution to the letter. Where children can grow up with pride and hope. Not a perfect one as that does not exist, but at the very least one where people can engage in the pursuit of happiness and where most of those in government have some integrity. One day when we look back at the history of the USA what will we say about it? Did they lose the plot or did they as a people become happy and content? Only time will tell.

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." — Abraham Lincoln.

God bless us all.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Contributionism - Paradigm Shift to a new Socio-Political System

Michael Tellinger is a South African author and the driving force behind what he terms Contributionism. A system, which will fundamentally change our world if we can implement it or de-implement the current system. I think he has a very good point.

Contributionism's greatest paradigm shift comes from the principle of doing away with money and -bartering. What Tellinger proposes is a system where people's natural talents and dreams are what drives the system. The whole motivation provided by money is taken away and from a system where most must work like slaves for a few who control or have money, the new system proposes everybody does a little for the benefit of everybody else. If all people do what they love and the process of hoarding is eliminated because there is no money the system will grow exponentially. The result would be an abundance of that which we really need: food, shelter, health and education, which also happen to be the four cornerstones of Contributionism. Money was never a natural part of our evolutionary process so it is expendable, therefore we do not need money.

If you propose a society cannot run without money, how then did people live without money thousands of years ago before money was "introduced"? If they all died why then are we still here? What rather seems to kill us is a system driven by a need for profit and that need for profit is because we all think little green pieces of paper makes us happy. Douglas Adams put it as follows: "This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy." 

The small pieces of green paper were introduced and can be removed. Money does not create abundance, it creates lack because Capitalism cannot grow unless there is a lack of those things we think we need. This is a consumer society and we all know what that means - let's create items, which are as expensive as possible for as much money as possible, while ensuring these items break down at some stage. In a Contributionist Society anything we need to create will be created with the motivation of it being free and lasting as long as possible because the person creating it will put love and effort into what he/she is doing. Suddenly there are no shortages.

Crime will just about vanish overnight as most crimes are created for our need to hoard as much money and stuff as possible. Some crimes will take longer to go as we have grown them in a dysfunctional society. Get rid of all money-related matters and people will be healthier, happier and much more connected with others. One of the other problems with the shortages that we need for capitalism to thrive is we need to feel separate from one another so that we can fill that emptiness with stuff, pleasure and drugs. It is interesting to note that making money stimulates the same part of the human brain as is stimulated by cocaine ... and all you needed was a hug.

The matter of money being removed from society may not even be up to us. With the way things are going now I seriously doubt we will have a choice in the matter. The world economy may suddenly collapse as there is not enough money to go around due to debt. Once money loses all value and we have to go without it or at the very least realise only our thinking gives it value we will also realise we do not need it. I suppose Contributionism will probably largely be the system we end up with anyway.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Fractional Reserve Farse

Ask yourself what is the one thing all or most people would wish for if they found a magic lamp. Most people would wish for money because with money you would be able to buy anything. Why? Because those who have the money have the power. They control the world.

In the USA all money is issued by the Federal Reserve and everybody knows by now that this institution is privately-owned. Yes, private citizens issue money to the US Government, which of course gives you an idea as to who really controls the United States. What makes this so interesting is that this money does not exist until through a bit of clever trickery it is created. It works as follows:

1. The US needs money and prints what is called government bonds (official-looking paper) for the value of let's say $1 Billion.
2. These are given to the Federal Reserve Bank and the Fed authorises the US Mint to print money to the value of $1 Billion or a simple electronic transaction is made with no cash even printed.
3. The amount of $1 Billion is now available for use by the US Congress, but they have to pay it back - at interest so for 10% the US Government would have to pay back $10100000, an extra $100 Million, which never existed anywhere in the world.
4. Now with the fractional reserve system the Federal Reserve and most other banks are authorised to create ten times as much money out of thin air ontop of the original $1 Billion. This money only exists as ledger entries.
5. Banks can now lend this money to people at interest again.
6. In this way debt is continually created and guess who must pay back the debt and the interest - the US Taxpayer of course.

History shows us that this is not the only system used. At one point for hundreds of years England used "Tally Sticks" for money. These simple sticks with grooves cut into them were issued by the authorities of the day debt- and interest-free. In US history we find that at one point the US used their own debt-free money as well called the Colonial Scrip. This currency was issued by the government debt- and interest free. Later during the American Civil War Lincoln issued the Greenback, also debt-free. He was later assassinated and with him died the Greenback. In 1963 Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110, which authorised the printing of an independent money-source also debt-free by the US Government. He was also assassinated.

In fact throughout its history the US managed to escape the power of the bankers six times, but the bankers always managed to come back and the Federal Reserve has now been in power of the US since 1913. These central bankers also are responsible for creating depressions and recessions by tightening the money supply. This is done by calling in loans and not issuing new loans. In this way the money-supply is lessened and thus there is not enough to go around. All this is done in order to create a situation where they can benefit from lower stock-market prices. As people die of hunger these fat cats roll in the dough.

The world needs to get rid of all privately-owned Central Banks and governments should print their own debt-free money. Any currency declared "good to pay taxes with" by the government is given value. The little island of Gournsey in the English Channel does this without problems and in the days of the Talley Stick, Colonial Scrip and Greenback there were also no problems with the exception of a period during the American Revolutionary War when the Scrip lost value due to the fact that England also printed and distributed it and thus as there was too much going around it lost its value.

Many people suggest going back to the Gold Standard, but that would also be a mistake. There is not enough gold going around in the world and most gold is owned by these bankers anyway. Without actual gold in your pocket all you would have would be promissory notes, which would place you back to square one where there would be more paper money than the actual gold going around. In such a case the bankers could control the system again. Most important here is a system where the government not only issues the money, but controls the quantity as well ensuring there is not too little to cause depressions and not too much to cause it to lose value.