Day 445: The Elite is not The Enemy but our Wake Up Call to Global Change

 

Today I got an email from a friend that shared a link about an organization called The Re-set that supports

A constitutional re-set to re-store fair principles, accountability, community led governance and ethics.

I couldn’t help but notice how my email Inbox has changed in the last 5 years, I went from news about suggested self-serving intangible changes like positive thinking and energetics and conspiracy theories to receiving most of my emails about people rising up and getting involved to seek solutions that are real, physical and that consider that Life on this planet must be taken into account in everything we do, if we want real sustainable change.

I still get the occasional bullshit and fear based news and some pretence system-smoke-mirrors about change that don’t involve any specific participation but an electronic signature but, definitely, what I have noticed is a diminishment of our delusions and the realization that we need to come together to agree on new principles to manage Life on this planet.

And who do we have to thank for this if not the Elite? If the limited money in the world had not been sucked all the way up to the top, we would all still be living our comfortable, sheltered lives totally oblivious to the suffering of others.

Maybe we have to understand our Equality through suffering, just like we have always done, because we are not yet mature enough to evaluate solutions without being pushed by desperation into seeking them. But we can learn that even that is not necessary nor required.

So, for once, I would like to write The Elite, the 1%, a Thank You note for this wake up call, maybe many of them didn’t intend this to happen, maybe those at the top are just as shortsighted as the ones at the bottom, a fact that could explain why so much damage at a global scale keeps going on, as the more powerful, those who have accumulated the most money and have the thickest buffer protecting them from physical reality, may be suffering at the highest degree from our social diseases ranging from full-blown psychopathy to pathological greed, yet they are just grandly showing us the dire consequences of living out our carelessness and disconnection for/from each other and all the other living beings who sharing the planet with us.

If it wasn’t for the lack that we are experiencing at a global scale, many of us wouldn’t find it in themselves to move in support of each other, we would be too careless, too carefree, too uninterested to get involved, to move, to rethink this world to a world that works for all.

We too have a proposal, it’s called A Living Income Guaranteed, it’s designed to ensure that everyone on this planet is taken care of and that they can access a Life of Dignity, so, if you have not yet done so, stand up, be counted, we can reduce the suffering we have to experience before we realize that we have to stop delegating our responsibility for this world and each other to faceless corporations and govern-ments and stand united as self responsible human beings to look for solutions that include All – only this way we’ll end the worsening of this Consequential World we have created and lived into existence to replace it with a World of Support that is truly best for all.

So, within this realization, it’s time to depose our arms/weapons/hatred/blame and stand thankful to those that made and are making our awakening possible, maybe the saying that God, as ourselves, moves in mysterious ways, is more true than we have ever realized.

 

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Day 428: Are the Pitchforks Coming for the Plutocrats?

I have read a very interesting article by Nick Hanauer, the multibillionaire that has already been exposing the lie of ‘The Job Creators’ during a TED talk that became banned.

This is an extract from his great talk:

Anyone who says that rich people create jobs is lying – rich people don’t create jobs more than a squirrel created evolution. There have never been so much rich people as it is today. If rich people created jobs we would be drowning in jobs now.
 
Money doesn’t trickle down from the rich to the poor either, you just have to look at the world today and see that this isn’t true. The stock exchanges making more money than ever and we are only getting more and more poor people.

Funny how it sounds truer when spoken by one of the 1%ers, like in many other things, we give some the authority to make common sense claims and vow to only believe those that have acquired a patent for speaking up through, go figure, some system means, be it money or education. We authorize those that were system indoctrinated to promote ideas and beliefs about why things are the way they are and ask them advises on how to change them  – we are strange, clueless creatures so far.

Here is his latest article entitled

 

This guy is wide awake, I like the way he looks at Capitalism specifically because he loves Capitalism and yet he is able to see its many faults, that could be corrected by amending the starting point, by deciding that all must benefit and that, the whole benefiting, will benefit the few up on top way more than the trickle down fantasy that has not benefited the ones at the bottom -at all.

The ones at the top can count on the ones at the bottom spending money when they have it buying up products of the very corporations they own, while the opposite showed to not be true, people who are richer are not benefiting the economy more in proportion, they can’t buy 10000 pillows because they are richer, or 5000 cars, there is a limit to their ability to spend, which is not the case for the, currently, poor/poorer ones.
Those are the ones that could really boost an economy up.

Among the comments in his You tube video which was originally longer, here is one that struck me

‘This guy has the balls to show an earth centric solar system then starts his argument in the same fashion stating that the consumer is the center of job creation. The fact is, without the entrepreneur, without the loan or capital of the rich or those with savings, VC’s, without initial jobs created, and consumables consumers want already available does the consumer then even enter the equation. This guy is an idiot, and as proof I offer this: If the rich don’t create jobs, it’s only the demand for the product, why don’t time machines exist? I would love a time machine, and so would most consumers. If demand is the key to job creation, time machines and the associated jobs would surely exist, but guess what, they don’t because demand doesn’t create shit but fools. Jobs are initially created by entrepreneurs and capital from the rich. They bear all the burden of failure, the consumer risks nothing. This guy is a disgrace to TED and intelligent life in general.

 

mainly it struck me because the argument made is not valid at all but proves what Nick Hanauer just said, demand creates jobs, if we have not created a time machine is because those that really wanted one may already have it, who knows all the technological advancement that the public has not been made a part of because those with the loot wanted the benefits only for themselves? Wouldn’t you have done the same in their position? How do you protect what has been stolen from the whole to make it just yours, if you don’t make sure to always have an advantage on the rest of the pack?

Plus it proves that demand is there for bare, basic necessities, like a gas cooker, a washing machine, things that for some have already moved into the realm of the obvious, while they are not at all in a world where 2.5 billions don’t even have access to sanitation. Those people are not dreaming about a time machine, hello??

So, many of the comments of those that use any theory, model, philosophy and means to justify why some are entitled to way more than they need, while some have to go without the bare necessities, are part of the advantage I just spoke about, come on, wouldn’t you have meddled with education as well to raise a world of dumbed down, compliant people who believe what they are told no matter what common sense would state – how did we come to believe we had no rights of any sort to a Life otherwise?

Nick Hanauer said that he can see the pitchforks coming, he said as well that he was always an astute business man who could see how the future unfolds, I believe him, so my question would be, how come the other trickle-downers don’t see that coming?

What do they expect, that people will allow them to take away every one of their human rights, including the one to live and just roll over and die? Some will, those deeply lost in the master-slave construct might -but many won’t.

And for the ones versed in mathematics, we can easily figure out why the 1%ers are so afraid, they could be outnumbered without much effort and when those that are paid to protect them, the very buffer they had allowed into existence, the middle class, will disappear completely, their asses will be up for grabs and unhappy people can be mobilized with the stroke of a hand, they can in fact even be manipulated into revolutions just for a change up at the top (think Ukraine), has this not been done before?

Revolutions are not played out by calm rational people, they are the result of the stroke that broke the camel’s back, those on top have isolated themselves so much that they have lost the pulse of the situation, they can no longer feel the revolution’s breath on their necks and have erroneously taken signals like Occupy Wall Street and other manifestation of Public Outrage as transitory, as something that comes and goes and that will go away if they stay united and keep on not paying any attention to it.
Wrong, as Nick Hanauer said, if they keep not paying attention the whole game will blow up in their face and they won’t have seen it coming – if that is imaginable.

This specific point shows the disconnection between the top and the bottom, it shows as well why many who are reliant on the top ‘doing the right thing’ are in for a rude awakening – the right thing for the top is MORE for them, the $$$ bubble in which they have isolated themselves puts them at great risk for their lives, which is another reason why they don’t let go even one inch of the advantage they have on the rest, that space is their life insurance policy, the more the fear grows, the bigger the money buffer they will try to create for themselves.

We have more chances than those on top to see what is coming and how to prevent it, revolutions are hard to stop once they start because they become the excuse, the cesspool in which everyone can convey their life frustrations and justify the crimes resulting from it.

What we need to do is get together and design a better living condition for all, look at the case of raising the minimum wage to 15$/hour, as Nick Hanauer said, it boosted the economy of the cities who embraced this change, instead of fighting it, almost overnight.

So, what is it going to be? A revolution or a war to distract us from the revolution – what would be your pick?

None of the above is a good choice, imagine the suffering we would have to face just for the satisfaction of kicking some asses in the first case or to fight a war we can’t understand that turns into another money-making opportunity for the rich, stuck between a rock and a hard place.

If you can see both the need for change and the unnecessary damage a revolution or a war would bring us all, consider another alternative, like redesigning our economics models, introducing a model where everyone wins (it’s this or the pitchforks? – note to the One Percenters), where we defuse the anger by giving to each other without coercion what we need to live a dignified life, a new inclusive model where all parts and their needs are taken into account, consider how Life could be for All with a Living Income Guaranteed, it means we grant a Living, a Life to All, not a scrawny, pathetic survivalist life, no, a Dignified Life, we make sure everyone can expand their access to choice, to Life itself and in one go, as we come together, the pitchforks will be put down to rebuild a world we can be proud of.

 

 

Capital-Lie-ism – The Lies We Tell Each Other

wrong side of capitalism

 

The point of us not even realizing it is more astonishing than anything that has been going on since we were born. The rights of the people have diminished, all social bumpers have or are disappearing, and we find that even the middle class, or aspiring middle class is seeing some ‘not-so-common sense’ in reducing the benefits for the People. Are they not The People too, are we not All -the People of this Planet?

 

Given the current state of Human Nature, the ones opposing a system change must either be on the receiving end of this system of abuse or hoping to get there, and this applies to many who call themselves educated too, they fail to see where their Education came from and if we attempt to expose the system to support everyone to wake up, at best we are called Conspiracy Theorists, at worse, Utopians, for wanting to change the system to a system that would benefit All.

 

So, lets try to debunk some of the lies of Capitalism we tell each other, we’ll take just a few for the purpose of stimulating the desire for others to investigate what is going on and to wake up to the point that their dream of making it to the top, it’s just that, another DREAM sold by the system to guarantee that the HOPE of personal gain will keep them pacified, aspiring for those upper places in the pecking order of this World.

 

The first big Lie we live is the delusion of Freedom and Democracy within a system where some, who have piled up all the resources, write the Laws by influencing parliament to promote and vote in the direction they want to stir the whole game, they bought out the Justice System, but even better, they saw the chance to go directly at the source of their problems, so they could affect the Legislative process which should be meant to be designed keeping All in mind and what the needs of most, especially the underprivileged by design, are.

And we are not talking big benefits, we could just start with the basic human right to Life, which at the moment is denied to those that cannot access resources through this MEAN we have invented, Money as the middle man that gives access to vital resources such as water, food, shelter and then the resources to guarantee to be able to access this MEAN to Vital resources, such as Education, Health care and generally speaking, a system of support, not to “the Scum of the Earth” as it seems to come out from all the talks of the rich who feel they are always in peril of being overtaxed in support of the “lazy poor”, but to the people from which we are in fact stealing, to those to whom the equal share of this planet bounty has never been given. Most of the greatest wealth is built on the backs of workers who are not even retributed enough to make it comfortably to the end of the month. It is important that they are not, paramount, because when they can’t make it we can sell them something else, DEBT, what a GREAT idea, and they won’t be able to refuse the offer, because DEBT has become what our economy runs on, we have created a CULTure of debt and lack for most but the few that sit on top.

 

The second most damaging Lie we live, is the Lie that all those who are born in this world have Equal opportunities to make it to the top through their dedication and hard work.

This should be a point not even worthy of debating, because believing such things is a blatant show of out-of-touch-ness with the world, and therefore we have to look at WHY we believe the unbelievable, there must be some pay back in our beliefs that would stop us from seeing the world for what it is.

One thing I can say from my own experience as a Love and Lighter, is that when I did not want to hear about poverty and famine and how hard some had it, the basic force was Fear, it was the fear that I would have to face the truth that something was terribly wrong in this world and that if I allowed myself to uncover the first BIG lie, it would have been an unstoppable domino effect and my castle of cards would have come tumbling down forever, and that was not an option I was willing to even consider.

But looking behind the fear there was another motivating force, and that was Self Interest, because if I did acknowledge that something was terribly wrong with this world and with what we were doing it would be like knowing your husband is cheating, then you have to make a decision, you can’t keep pretending everything is fine, you are called to stand somewhere on the issue of Injustice and this world of Abuse, but if I didn’t look and told myself stories about this system, one of which was that we all have equal chances, I could keep the cheating husband and the lifestyle I had and just go on pretending that everything was just dandy.

 

The third lie that we tell each other  is the trickle down lie, the assumption that if we make the rich on top richer, the wealth will trickle down. This is obviously another lie spread by the Rich, but it’s not a New Lie, it has been going on for the last 50 years if not more, and yet all the numbers prove that not only that didn’t happen, but the situation for those at the bottom has become worse. Yes, because as the riches piled up on top, the scoundrels had more Money to splurge to bend the system, write Laws in their favour and basically dis-empower the bottom line of the ones that were now reduced to blatant slavery, to the inability of even conceiving standing up, as they were deliberately forced down with anything that came to Mind, Fear of losing their jobs, homes, health care, freedom of choice (AS IF they ever had any) and last cherry on the cake, fear of Terrorist attacks, setting up a Terror Alert System to be able to turn up and down the Fear levels inside people on command. That we should concede, was a Master Stroke.

 So, as we moved into this well designed and planned FEAR World, we lost any power to stand up and say enough is enough, not that this is true, but we Perceive it this way, we perceive the whole game has become too big for us to be able to change it, to be able to research independently what is going on in the world and assess by ourselves, without any outside help what is going on and what needs to be done.

 

We are writing a solution to a New World, we are proposing to redesign a Capitalism that works for All until we can let go of the Money Construct altogether, it will require the standing up of many Beyond Fear, beyond the Complacency of making do with a system that is downright abusive and basically, just plain crazy, where we consume finite resources as if they were infinite and then dispose of the garbage we produce in all corners of the world, considering oceans, rivers, the land, the air, our personal rugs under which we seem to think we can sweep all the crap we don’t want to face until further notice, while we are not even clear which notice should be issued, and by whom, if we are planning to give each other a wake up call, or if the planet will have to just throw us out as the parasites we have become.

 Reconsider your views of the current system, the game is rigged, give up all Hopes that you may sit enthroned up with the Big Guys, that Club is on invitation only and we have not been invited, but we can design a World for All, where all Human beings of Good Will are welcome to join to stop what we have become and create a world that effectively works for All, without Poverty, Famine, Crime, Pollution of all our resources, and all the other consequences we have created and are busy creating by upholding this system of Profit vs Life, a World we can be proud to call Our Home.

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