The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed adequate in a given country. In practice, like the definition of poverty, the official or common understanding of the poverty line is significantly higher in developed countries than in developing countries. The common international poverty line has in the past been roughly $1 a day.In 2008, the World Bank came out with a revised figure of $1.25 at 2005 purchasing-power parity (PPP). Source Wikipedia
“The Poverty line is the minimum level of income deemed adequate in any given country”, I have to rewrite this sentence because it is in itself outrageous, so many questions come up when reading it, even more when taking the time to retype it, who gets to decide, to deem adequate an income for a living ‘in any given country’ if not those who hold the powers, own the Law, are shareholders in both the banking and the economic system and how can they say that 1,25 dollar a day is enough to live, what kind of life are we talking about, are those that cast those numbers on others willing to live them out? Why aren’t those occupying the positions of deciding on such matters asked to TRY their THEORIES in Reality vs making reality up and then adjusting it with numbers and stories until it fits the agenda of Profit and Greed no matter the consequences it will bring to those that those numbers will have to live them out for REAL.
The Poverty lines show in the face of people, they are the marks left by a life of struggle, a life of wondering how you are going to get to the end of the month, how will you feed your children, give them an education, take care of them if anything should happen and you have no money to provide for their care, Poverty is Ugly and vilifying, Demeaning to Human beings and the Human Spirit, no one should ever have to endure it, specifically if we consider that is a preventable, avoidable state in life, that is cruelly man-made, unnatural and that if we created system that keep some poor while some thrive we need to correct them to allow each one to be born on a planet of Real Equal Opportunities to live a Dignified Life and not to just survive.
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I have never tried Abject Poverty but I have seen it up close and personal many times while I lived in developing countries, incidentally countries that are supposed to develop accordingly to a World Plan that defines development as having Mc Donalds and Kentucky fried chicken outlets, Shopping Malls and ‘high living standards’, of course available only to those that can afford them.
Meanwhile, the rest that can’t afford our ‘forced evolution/devolution’ is left behind, proving that there is no development but only an enrichment of those that were rich even before they opened their arms to the New World Order to make sure that the poor will be kept down and won’t have the same opportunities to rise up, the point we always try to drive home in everyone is that ‘everyone is born with the same chances in this wonderful Capitalistic System that upholds the high ideals of Freedom and Democracy’ and that is just a BIG Fat Lie.
Personally I was never able to live with less than 800 euro a month, no matter which developing country I chose as my residence, for the simple fact that you grow accustomed to a certain ‘lifestyle’ and there is just so much you are willing to give up to consider yourself as living a fulfilling life, so, when we talk about those that live with less than 2 USD a day and state that ‘it’s enough for them because their countries are poor and everything is cheap’, what we are actually saying is that we don’t want and don’t care about the fact that they have never had a chance to grow to appreciate what a dignified life would be like, hence they are not missing it ‘by comparison’ because comparison is a bitch and so we envision this perfect world where we keep the poor isolated in economic concentration camps and tell them that ‘all is good’ and they have enough, “BeLieve us, you have Enough, Trust us, we know, we made statistics, then applied economic models and voila’, here is the magic number, 1.25 USD a day is plenty to get by”.
The ironic side of this story is that in our ever-expanding greed and search for new markets where we can dump our superfluous goods we have moved to developing countries searching to expand our Empires, building there our big entertainment machines to show them what a good life looks like, unaware of the fact that such comparisons don’t go unnoticed even to the ignorant, because poor people don’t have the same opportunity to an education that tells them their rights, including the right to Equal ownership of everything that exists on the planet, but they have eyes to see that some have it good while they don’t, they just don’t know how to get out of where they accidentally found themselves by birth, by chance, by a twist of fate that put them there and you and me here on the side of capitalism that doesn’t work for us either, but is not as horrific as the side they live on, the side that marks them in their faces, that makes their hearts grave for everything that they can’t give to children that we can give to ours, that makes them sick and go sleepless nights while they ponder where and how will they land the next cash, the next lifeline to keep them and their family going.
Consider the amount of migration that we are facing everywhere in the world, where rich countries are literally flooded with migrants from poorer, more desperate parts of the world, is anyone under the impression that they are travelling on leisure on a cultural exploratory trip? How can we claim that we don’t know what is going on in the world even if it is not happening right in our close circle, there is no way we can keep saying that we don’t know and we won’t be able to say it even later, ‘we didn’t know’, we are coming to the end of our chances to be believable about our ignorance and good faith, after that there is a line for ourselves as well to cross, the line where we have to self honestly see both the damage done to this world and our own personal responsibility to fix it.
Life at the moment doesn’t have the same value for everyone in the world, we are valued according to our country of Origin, our Life doesn’t have an intrinsic unconditional value that is Equal for All as a Human Right, but just a value that is established by where we were born and who we belong to as a collateral to the central banking system.
In my view there is something exceptionally screwy with this, we are accepting and allowing a world in which some have more value than others by birth and this goes from nations to races to nationalities, how can we possibly find solutions to the world problems we face until we get this point clear, that there is only one Value that we all share and that Value is Life, nothing else is relevant when Life is no longer there, and yet we do not honour Life as much as we honour Death, we prepare better for dying than for living.
This is not entirely our fault, we were born in a dead system, among the dead, that worships death and the dead ones more than the living ones, that honor more what is no longer there than what is Here, that really believe that the value of Life is established by its point of emergence into the physical world, we live the lives dictated by the history, the economical and political positioning of our places of Origin, weird hei, are we Goods? Or are we Gods?
Who is creating this reality if not us, Creators of Systems that were meant to facilitate the distribution of the Earth resources to all its dwellers, instead we went a long way from what we were supposed to do, we created a world of separation, of borders, nations, races, making others less important than us, other Lives less important than ours so we could find MEANing to a world that did not make sense.
Now we have a chance to change, we don’t need to allow world war 3 to happen as a wake up call, which would be a kind of a devastating wake up call, we would wake up in the aftermath of destruction and extensive -unnecessary- suffering, we can avoid to repeat history, to find solutions to an ailing sick economy by going to war to reduce the population and create new jobs which by the way just shows how the extent of our insanity throughout the ages and the kind of genetic solutions we carry as our heritage, instead we need to step up into our roles as Creators of a world of Peace and Harmony where all systems created exist for the benefit of All who Equally Share the Planet and must share its resources, there is more than enough for everyone, we just have to make a decision and walk it, we must decide that All Life is Equal no matter in what package it comes or where it comes from and that All have a right to Life because We are all Here, breathing, sharing this space and time with nowhere else to go, so why not make HERE a place worth living for ALL?
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