Tuesday, February 01, 2005

We Must Eliminate Money

It's Inefficient
As the Open Source (software) Movement has shown us, money causes unnecessary duplication of effort. Sure, you say, I can see that with software, because of how easy it is to copy information - but you can't do that with cars or houses.

Well, let's look at the scientific community in the modern era, which has given us all the neat stuff - from cars to computers, from refrigerators to airplanes - that we enjoy today. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Source_Culture

"The principle of sharing predates the open source movement; for example, the free sharing of information has been institutionalized in the scientific enterprise since at least the 19th century. Open source principles have always been part of the scientific community. The sociologist Robert K. Merton described the four basic elements of the community - universalism (an international perspective), communism (sharing information), disinterestedness (removing one's personal views from the scientific inquiry) and organized skepticism (requirements of proof and review) that accurately describe the scientific community today. These principles are, in part, complemented by US law's focus on protecting expression and method but not the ideas themselves. There is also a tradition of publishing research results to the scientific community instead of keeping all such knowledge proprietary. "

Did you notice the second to last line ? " These principles are ... complemented by US law's focus on protecting expression and method but not the ideas themselves." So, business/government allows this " communism " at the creation stage, because they know it's more efficient and effective, but then makes the results of that communistic creation ( the tech we have today ) " proprietary ", so they can charge us kazillions ( see " It's A Scam ", below ).

Without this unnecessary duplication of effort to make money, how much productive capacity could be freed to create a high standard of living for all? And what about the billions of people worldwide who never had the chance to find out what greatness they could create, that might benefit us all, simply because they had to make money to survive?

But wait, there's more. As Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation has labored to point out for many years, the "open source" movement itself was created to make the free software movement more palatable to Business; of course something valuable ( essential? ) was lost in the translation ( see http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html ).

Money is inefficient, impractical, and immoral.
It's A Scam
1.) The Federal Reserve orders some money printed.
2.) The U.S. Treasury prints the money.
3.) The Federal Reserve buys the money ( it doesn't cost much to print the money ).
4.) The Federal Reserve then lends the money to business and government at interest.
5.) The Shareholders of the Federal Reserve then buy real goods ( gold, minerals, land, productive businesses ) with the fake money ( the interest paid ).

So, the whole U.S. economy is built on a scam.

For a glimpse of how deep the rabbit hole goes, see " The Myth of the Rule of Law " at http://www.solari.com/gideon/q301.pdf .

Oh, I can hear you now: " that's because of paper money ", or " we need to go back to the gold standard ", or " blah blah blah ". Really? Were these problems non-existent then? They existed, and have only gotten worse. The best you can hope for with those solutions is to make massive problems slightly less bad. And in Reality, so long as there is money, it will always only be a matter of time 'til we reach the present state again.

Not good enough.

It's Evil
Money was created so that some ( very few ) would have a lot of it, and the rest ( the vast majority ) would have little to none; that is Evil. Money literally causes poverty. At the level of the individual, obviously having money is the opposite of poverty; at the level of the human race, though, the fact that money exists consigns the majority to poverty - that is why it is done.

From David Chandler's http://www.lcurve.org/ :

" Quoting from After Capitalism by political philosopher David Schweickart,

If we divided the income of the US into thirds, we find that the top ten percent of the population gets a third, the next thirty percent gets another third, and the bottom sixty percent get the last third. If we divide the wealth of the US into thirds, we find that the top one percent own a third, the next nine percent own another third, and the bottom ninety percent claim the rest. (Actually, these percentages, true a decade ago, are now out of date. The top one percent are now estimated to own between forty and fifty percent of the nation's wealth, more than the combined wealth of the bottom 95%.) " [ emphases added ]

( George W. Bush, John F. Kerry, and Osama B. Laden are all members of the richest 1%, BTW - but I digress ... )

As Thom Hartmann put it, " For example, every year, millions of Americans revisit Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" about Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob (and Tiny Tim) Cratchit. Yet somehow Americans fail to realize the subtext of the story (and so many of Dickens' other works). That subtext is that the middle class is not a normal thing: exploited workers are the norm. In fact, in the six-thousand-year history of the "civilized" world, a middle class emerging in any nation has been such a rarity as to be historically invisible. " [emphasis added]  http://www.thomhartmann.com/articles/2004/06/scrooge-marley-inc-true-conservative-agenda

We are taught, almost from birth, that civilization began @ 5,000 years ago; we are also taught that money began @ 5,000 years ago. They want us to believe that we have to accept money if we want the benefits of civilization.

What if it's a lie?

It's Unnecessary
What if there was a technology that was pollution-free and so efficient, it obviated the " need " for money?

Richard Hoagland, in trying to figure out why some planets " radiate more energy out into space than they receive directly from the Sun ", created what he calls " The Hyperdimensional Model" ( http://www.enterprisemission.com/hyper1.html ). In it, he explains how 4D energy is " pulled down " into 3D by spinning bodies ( whirling dervishes, Neo spinning and hovering while fighting the Agents Smith in Matrix Reloaded ) - it's like " free " energy ( there's that word again ... ).

For those not versed in physics, an excellent intro to 4D is at http://tetraspace.alkaline.org/introduction.htm.

Some " conspiracy theorists " would say that the Secret Government already has this tech. However, because of The Culture Of Obedience, most of the " leaders " in business and government are quite stupid; so, it's entirely possible that they can't figure it out. Their modus operandi is to get us to figure it out for them, then declare that it's their property and charge us to use it just a little bit.

I have an even better idea ...

We must eliminate money now; not " eventually " - this year, 2005.

( Note: The people and websites referenced here have no affilition with the author, and do not necessarily endorse the ideas advocated in this article. )

8 comments:

  1. Wouldn't it be great if that top % would give up there controll of the world... but why would they want to?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Hi There:
    it is a good article... I am on the process to build a new community an expect that you join us in the future.
    We will be on touch soon

    Greetings

    ReplyDelete
  3. http://666isMONEY.com

    Abolish Money, Law & $tate (International boundaries).

    ReplyDelete
  4. truth wins every time. we are always moving towards truth. thank you for reminding me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous10:02 PM

    Let everyone do what they want when they want as long as everyone is happy all the time, and selfishness does not exist. This could go on forever, that's why your/my job/ work is to take over the system and find a way to make this message present; as soon as we are aware we are being selfish with our own instincts (which will kill us because they make us happy) this is how we can all be happy all the time and do what we want all the time and how we can turn all 'selfishness' into our own happiness and 'pleasures'. they (the pleasures) will kill us' and our happiness (what we are meant to do) has to be expressed through what you do (we shouldt have money it is selfish) therefore our work should be our happiness and we should do whatever we want when we want, without selfishness, and our work should be random acts of kindness that will Ultimatly be the key to our own knowledge and success/longevity/ we can and do live forever. I dont need anything. I am dead now recessed into the future, I dont need sex I don't need drugs I dont need Rock and roll (you may think they are evil but what makes us happy is within us and that is why I will do these things that are 'bad for my health' because I know how to live forever. I have learned not to be selfish and my heart is beating so steadily and strongly with the rythm of everything I don't want it to stop. This is happiness. I now become myself again and do the things that make me happy because they make ME happy not you and I will die eventually because of it (or will I) Here's to the future spread this message to believe in hope, I did here's what happened.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous9:09 AM

    www.eliminateworldmoney.com is a website that might have most of the answers. It has an email and a facebook fan page. It just started.

    ReplyDelete
  7. We already had technological capability since 1929 to create abundance in material goods, food, water, clothing, education, housing, etc. for everyone.

    In 1911 first commercial geothermal power plant came into operation (today, geothermal energy can replace coal 10x over in US alone), so we could have used that since then.

    We also have tonnes of trash/landfills on the planet which we could convert into usable resources for construction, research, technology, etc.

    The only reason we still live in the kind of a world we do today, is because people accept the notion that they need 'money' (when it stopped representing physical resources in 1929).
    Its useless.

    As for the top 'elite' and 'why would they ever relinquish control of the world'...
    Well, simply speaking, the 99% (or the rest of us) MAKES them.
    :-)
    There are a lot more of us than there are of them.

    Doing nothing, the world will continuously spin in the circle of 'money'. creating one monetary system after another (because its all they've ever known).
    Its up to us as individuals to educate people and essentially provide them with the information needed to demand big changes.

    Current way of doing things is only damaging us as a species, and of course it damages our environment (plus the rest of its inhabitants), even though we had the means for a while to do everything we could imagine without impacting the world.

    Such waste

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous6:38 PM

    as long as there is a monetary system OF ANY KIND. we will never be free. no matter what one tiny group of people will have all the money and weasel into every big corporations, and spots high up in authority to control the masses. money=debt. how many monetary systems do we have to have until we wake ip and stand together against this, and take back our rights! "why should we have to pay to live on a planet we were born on". are you comfortable walking around on your knees?

    ReplyDelete