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The Bitter Truth About Our Economy
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The Bitter Truth About Our Economy
Jun 15, 2014
Tired of being caught in the Matrix? Ready for reality? If you are reading this, you want the truth.
1) Money is a Hoax
“The Western worldview says, in essence, that technological progress is the highest value and that we were born to consume, to endlessly use and discard natural resources, other species, gadgets, toys, and often, each other. The most highly prized freedom is the right to shop. It’s a world of commodities, not entities, and economic expansion is the primary measure of progress. Competition, taking, and hoarding are higher values than cooperation, sharing, and gifting. Profits are valued over people, money over meaning, entitlement over justice, “us” over “them.” This is the most dangerous addiction in the world, not only because of its impact on humanity but because it is rapidly undermining the natural systems that sustain the biosphere.” -BiII Plotkin
We are tricked by the less evolved aspect of our minds into believing that money is essential to our survival. We think we know how the world works, yet we have forgotten how the world is connected. We must communicate with the cosmos in order to learn the truth and bring awareness to this cognitive dissonance while achieving a more sustainable world.
We have become drawn in by the lure of money and tempted into buying useless things instead of connecting to one another. We respond to money as if we are Pavlov Dogs, and we horde and amass it. We have forgotten that money is merely used as a way to uplift the community and have instead used to judge people. Money does not make us better; being kind, moral, and healthy does.
2) Debt is Fiction
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” -John Adams
Our nation has become enslaved by debt, not the sword. We do not live in an economic system, but rather an ecocidal system that thrives on over-consumption. We have been made to believe thatsustainability is our enemy and that greed is our friend.
Despite this however, people still refuse to accept or understand the truth. They too are enslaved by debt, and blinded by money. Instead of ownership and equity, we need strategic access andequality. Instead of closed minded profit, we need open-minded people. And instead of depending on an inefficient monetary system, we need an economy that is based on ecological and social aspects.
Humans must understand that nature is here to guide us; we can either follow it and live in harmony, or ignore it and perish. Ask yourself this:“When the economic system fails, will we know how to behave, how to act,how to appreciate, how to value, how to survive, how to be and how to love in a world that no longer defines relations by money ?” -Fleet & Lasn
3) Media is Manipulation
“Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.” -Noam Chomsky
Because we are social and psychological beings, we are easily influenced by the media and it;s power of suggestion. The media is our weakness and most of the “news” is false and favorable towards the corporations. Skepticism and caution is essential when reading or watching the media; never believe anything you have heard and most of what you see. At the first sign of untruth, be ready to discard everything.
As quoted by Wendell Berry,“People whose governing habit is the relinquishment of power, competence and responsibility, make excellent spenders. They are the ideal consumers. By inducing in them little panics of boredom,powerlessness, sexual failure, mortality, paranoia, they can be made to buy virtually anything that is “attractively packaged.””
Although we are slowly opening our eyes to the media illusions, the media continues to lie to us. They know what they are doing and they want the debacle to last forever. As long as we allow ourselves to be spoon fed by the media, we will remain in a cloak of deception.
4) Government is a Corporation
“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” -Thomas Jefferson
Despite what we may think, we are not in a democracy. Instead, we are ruled by a plutocracy, or a handful of rich people. Money has tipped the balance of a n amoral system that pretends to be moral and has acted as a driving force behind it. Think about it: would you rather live as a nine to five slave or live a simple life doing what you love?
Protests such as the Occupy Movement has managed to tip the balance to a more equal stance, but we cannot rest now. We must understand that money is a trap that only benefits the wealthy.
Corporations are not humans and are not concerned with our well being.
If we don’t end our dependence on money, everything we do will be useless. We must work to shift the economic power.
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