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© 2008 by Stefan Thiesen, firstname.lastname@example.org
For physical scientists like me it has always been self evident, that a
system based upon the concept of perpetual exponential growth is a
bizarre idea – more so when this system is situated within limited
boundaries. The Economy we have seen over the last two or three
decades is such a system. Real wealth can only be rooted in the real world,
and therefore money has no value, if there are no real products, values
and services to back it. What we have seen over the years is the
globalization of a system that sees money as an end in itself – in fact the
production of money has become one of the main endeavors of our time,
money and its derivatives having become the main trading goods on the
world’s markets. The people who act as movers and shifters on these
markets literally live in a parallel world, far removed from the worlds of
trees and bees and the millions of children on this round rock in space who
die from starvation or polluted water, or who accidentally fall prey to
modern word creations like „collateral damage“ or „turkey shooting“.
Somewhere. In distant strange countries. In remote mountain areas.
Occasionally the banksters, the investment managers, the traders and
brokers even are referred to as „Masters of the Universe“, which is rue,
only that their universe is a wholly virtual one, for the work they do is
mainly superfluous, and the real the universe would stand unharmed and
entirely unimpressed if suddenly their entire breed would disappear from
one moment to the other. Only he who is aware of his own utter
insignificance may be called wise.
But the system we have created is one where food and shelter are on one
side of an equation, where money is on the other. Unfortunately the
convulsions of the thing called „The Market“ that we see these days are
orders of magnitudes higher than all the food and shelter needed.
According to Senator Bernie Sanders (D), it would cost only about 8 Billion
US$ tp provide primary healthy care to all US citizens – something that is
But supporting and rescuing virtual entities in this twisted world has become more important than the livelihood of humans. that all is fine. Somehow everyone is to benefit from this system that can best be described as a mathematical representation of greed en gros. How we never hear. The sorcerers apprentices seem cursed to curse themselves over and again. that on is part of a big plan. least in the United States. Goleman. which. interest upon interest.taken for granted in all Western European country – in fact in all countries boasting a standard of living even remotely similar to that of the US. Perpetual growth. The truth is hat we have created a society where the sensitive and clever people are powerless while providing ideal provisions for the rise of psychopaths and networking money dynasties. itself is called freedom. Believe that all is good. There is no freedom in the Western world. It is easier to believe than to be critical and skeptical and ultimately be skeptical about yourself. that all that happens is good and right and righteous. The truth is: it is not. Ultimately there is no freedom without money. Opinion is bought. and wreckless speculators are rewarded while decently managed banks and investment houses ultimately are punished. Not by purchasing it directly. but by applying elaborate means of mental manipulation – decades of brainwashing hundreds of millions of people into accepting their fate and submitting their freedom for the better of a perceived bigger goal. Trickel down is such an explanation. It is simply amazing that the majority of people and peoples in all periods of history could be so successfully kept from seeing the most obvious facts in front of their eyes. information as well as the time and ability to dissiminate the flood of information washing over us from a myriad of sources. and those who possess near endless supplies . Everything depends on money. Oh yes – there are ideologies and explanations behind that. exponential rise of nothingness. strangely. of Gods own people. Somehow. The principal mechanism behind this phenomenon is the strong urge to believe – a phenomenon christianed “Vital Lies” by Daniel P. fire that feeds fire – the tales of Midas and Erysichthon went unheard over the millenia.
of it in turn are slaves of the dynamics of their own wealth. as if it were a demon. The brainwashing goes so far that the majority of people these days actually seem to believe that all those hundreds of billions – or even trillions – of Dollars missing in the financial markets somehow. They do not possess the money. Millions of craftsmen made a living and consumed and many of those most likely were able to buy houses themselves. Think! Think! What does it all mean? What the hell is going on? It always struck me as most peculiar that someone can at the same time be „pro life“ and „pro gun“ and „pro war“. Nothing is lost. Were „destroyed“ as sometimes I hear it said in the media. for example. loss of jobs and economic decline. quietly. magically. that they merely were Masters of their own delusions. having to realize. but rather. Another truth is: the money has not been destroyed. And the people. the US Government proposes a 700 billion bailout plan for the fallen speculators and hazardeurs. When the banks are bankrupt. is to bail out the self proclaimed rulers of the world. and that will result in corporate failures. the normal person who hardly has enough to pay for the bread and butter of his children. The ailing credits that went into the housing market financed – houses. That is the nature of an out of control „free“ market: One can only win when another looses. as painful as that may seem to those who were shaken awake from their ludicrous dreams of infinite wealth and power. It only changed hands. while the United Nations successfully raised 16 billion Dollars in funds to fight global poverty and do something against the fact that almost a billion people on Earth suffer from starvation. And the collapsed market of obscure financial derivatives is at the same time mirrored by a market of rather successful speculators. Well – here is the news: the money was not destroyed at all! It is still there. At the same time. Pro life. have indeed disappeared. the companies will not be able to get the credits they need for daily operation. for a moment and think? It is the advice Winnie Pooh gives to four year olds. are possessed by it. so we are told. Shouldn’t we sit down. How many . We hear arguments that do at first sight sound reasonable and true enough. And those hands will also be willing to pass it out to those who are prepared to pay the proper price for the credits.
like so many ugly things going on. and perhaps it never was.unborn children did Mr. it seems. America does not appear as a shining beacon for the world. but the rhetoric changes. There even are open musings in influential circles about friends becoming enemies as soon as it comes to conflicting interests – such as resources. Think! Think! And how the heck can one proclaim oneself a follower of Jesus Christ and yet live a life in the name of Greed and material possessions? It just doesn’t make sense. The USA are the world’s most aggressive proponents of free market and globalization as long as they are on the winning side. If this country would be a person. when they are not (and it is questionable who „they“ actually are. . But you cannot convince true believers with mere facts. but instead it is exposed to be a highly untrustworthy partner that changes the rules of the game according to its own momentary interests – or rather the interests of its ruling elite. I would recommend behavioral therapy – and dammit America – I love you. In other words: The United States behave like a spoiled teenager – a spoiled teenager with enough power and weaponry to destroy the entire planet. Despite its own wishful thinking to the opposite. you are my second home. but if you aspire to remain the rightful leader of the world. because a vast proportion of the US population lives in near absolute poverty). Instead it is a bullying narcistic member of the family of nations and only interested in itself. America. Just like the idea that infinite growth is a real possibility – let alone a necessity. is not a leading example that should be followed. go and get an education and realize that the captain of a team also is part of the team (and knowing the names of the other team members also would be a good idea). Bush kill in their mothers’ wombs by ordering the war against Iraq? An ugly thought and yet reality...