Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Consumerism and resisting an Equal Money System

Within an Equal Money System it is imperative that we will be looking at what is best for nature and the animal kingdom – so that we can live here on earth within mutual respect for all that is here, in this respecting ourselves as living beings that are part of life as the ‘earth experience’. This however implies that we will have to give up consumerism – as consumerism is the expression of absolute disrespect towards everything and everyone. Within consumerism not only nature and the animals pay the toll and get abused but also many of our fellow human beings are forced into degrading labor to keep the consumerism-machine going and many countries are being ‘sucked dry’ by the rich and wealthy consumerist countries, leaving the beings living in these unfortunate countries with little or no resources to take care of themselves and each other.

As evidently appalling as this reality of consumerism that exists today is, it is still used by people as a reason for why they do not want to have an EMS – because ‘I may have to give up some of my desires’, when it is in fact these desires that we’ve grown so accustomed to and to which we’ve defined ‘who we are’, that are the very things making ‘the earth experience’ a living hell for many beings.

Desires weren’t even supposed to exist in the first place – as they are the source of abuse. When we desire/want something or someone, as what is supported in consumerism, we don’t actually consider the reality of that which we desire/want, we don’t consider life as the life in another being – we only consider ‘what ‘I’ want/desire’ as ‘my own personal feeling’ wherein ‘I want this so I can feel good so I must have this now’, so then we will do whatever it takes to ‘have’/’get’/’take’ that thing/being that we want/desire and often this will lead to manipulation, lies, deceit and corruption because we are willing to do anything to fulfill our desires and we will close our eyes to the abuse that is the result of it just so that we can continue fulfilling our desires.

This consumerist ‘mentality’/’attitude’ as wants and desires as who we believe ourselves to be, is however mostly cultivated by our up-bringing as what our environment has taught and shown us. We in the west (=the wealthy countries) have been ‘pampered’ by the industries that sell us their products – we were born into this consumerist system of apparent abundance so since childhood we’ve lived in a system where, if you have the money, which most of us do, you are ‘king’. Stores and shops go out of their way to make everything as easy and comfortable for the customer as possible, because within this capitalist society, the customer is king. So a lot of unnecessary waste has been created to produce wrappings, bags, containers, commercials, etcetera to make the customer feel good about the product and want to buy it more. So products these days are being specifically designed to play in to the human beings desires and wants and to create even more desires/wants – all in the name of profit.

The companies present us with a beautiful picture and depiction of ‘reality’ and ‘life’ to instigate and feed a good/nice/positive feeling within us as the customer – while in fact at the same time they are trashing and abusing the actual real reality as nature and the animal kindom and other human beings to do so. So things are in fact all in reverse – while we are indulged in good, positive and nice feelings about ourselves and the world that are supported by commercials and the entertainment industry, the opposite is actually going on and we have actually become the biggest destroyers/abusers known to Earth.

So, indeed an Equal Money System implies that we will have to stop our abuse – for the benefit of all life, as we will be looking at how to live here in this world as all of humanity together within respect for each other and respect for nature. We are going to have to become ‘accustomed’ to new ways of living – instead of living within constantly trying to fulfill personal desires and wants and in this being ignorant to the consequences of our actions on the planet and on other beings that are also here, we will have to look at and investigate how to live within respect for life as the Earth. This will be a learning process, as we’ve never actually practically done this.

It is important to realize that we have never practically lived within respect for life because it seemed as though we never had to, as we are currently living in a system wherein we abdicate our responsibility in this world and place it in the hands of ‘our government’ as ‘the leaders’, assuming that they know best and they will do ‘the right thing’ and we can just continue as is – obviously we haven’t realized that the destruction/abuse of the planet is not at the hands of ‘our government’ but it is all of us collectively as each one individually, that have been participating within ignorant consumerist behavior by not taking self-responsibility for our presence here. This means that in an EMS, there will be no ‘government’ as ‘leaders’ that apparently ‘stand above’ everyone else and make the decisions and apparently ‘take care of everything’ – yes, there will be a ‘management’ as a logistics ‘organ’ that is specifically in place to direct practical points within society though not from the perspective of it being a ‘higher power’ that will take responsibility for us and that we can blindly trust to decide what needs to be done for us, as how things are today – we will have to make an effort because that is what is required within taking responsibility. And, really, up to this point we have been acting/living like spoiled children that are completely clueless to how the world functions and who we are within it, yet we’ve believed ourselves to be superior and know everything there is to know so in this way our stupidity, ignorance and blindness is justified.

In an EMS each one individually will be educated to be able to stand as an actual respecting, respectful being that is able to take responsibility, a being that can be trusted with life – because we realize that life is in the hands of all of us, of each one individually. So it will be a process at first to come to terms with what we’ve allowed in this world by having allowed ourselves to become ignorant, and to align ourselves with what is best for all, because ‘the EMS’ is not like ‘capitalism’, ‘socialism’, ‘communism’, and all other ‘isms’ as a system that apparently functions on itself and that simply requires us to trust and follow it as if it will take responsibility for us (which it clearly hasn’t) – the EMS requires the active participation of each one of us, because we ARE the EMS, the EMS IS us, as that is the only way to bring about a world that is best for all, is if all participate.

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