It is time for us all to open our eyes and see that we are allowing ourselves to be manipulated through our own desires to be more than what we are as our placement in the world, through our own desire to not accept that this is our current condition and a consequence of everything that has gone on for centuries unchallenged enough to change, instead of considering that we have to stand up united for a change and that being called a Populist even when that implies a low class commoner is a very small price to pay once we realize that this system was never created to support All Equally but to benefit some at the expense of others – and we are these ‘others’.
We have a proposal, it’s as close as it can be to the message of Jesus, it’s to give a Life to All, to recognize to All the Right to live a dignified life, not in the comical attempt to ‘represent’ the ideal of equality and justice but as a Solution to give Equality and Justice as in Equal Rights to Life to All Human Beings, check it out, it’s called a #LivingIncomeGuaranteed, no Saints, no Masters, No Popes or Kings required, just the will of each one of us to realign to a Life Worth Living for All.
So, here is a new law that is supposed to help the worker when in fact it could do just the opposite, cutting into hours worked, as one way to get around this is to cut shifts to 9 hours thus eliminating the over-time pay, which would cut into the employees pay and totally eliminating 24 hour live-in care.
Also what impact does this have on the client that is used to certain workers in their homes, certain schedules, which will now be radically changed due to this law as the agency will not absorb the cost, and will look to the clients/families to fulfill this need. And, in the long run how will this effect the agencies themselves as having to restructure themselves? Will this cause cut backs in staff in general? So, what is the solution?
I have been on this earth for 53 years and am sadly and continually appalled by human stupidity and irresponsibility. I no longer accept and allow myself to just ‘go about my business’ blindly living in self interest (and the interest of my ‘clan’/family/the ones I consider special to me) and ignore the rest of humanity, ignore massive human suffering because ‘it’s too big a problem and I can’t do anything about it.’
We are raised up by the society to believe that we pay for things with money. You know: paper, coin, digits on the bank account. Whenever we want something that we don’t have or is not ours, we pay for it in the store with money and then it’s ours. Then we can do with it whatever we want, because WE paid for it with OUR MONEY. Then there is this division in our society where some believe that one should always work to earn one’s money and that those who don’t do ‘real’ work are bad people, lazy, selfish. Others like the capitalist idea where one invests one’s money (earned, stolen, inherited or all of the above) so that the money ‘works’ for you and one just gets the benefits, the profits. But what all have in common is that all live in the illusion of money and payment, because everyone believes that we pay for things with money. I did too, but boy, was I wrong.
In comparison to a liquid democracy where the individuals’ voices can be heard in a poll, the system of a democracy of a majority ruling with indirect representation waters down the voting power of a citizen and thus no new solutions and perspectives get to the responsible organs of the government. There is also the law of Federal Law breaks State Laws and Union Law breaks Federal Law, where the Union is able to overrule anything.
The system is us and we as-it are holding each of us by choice prisoner to it / to ourselves as a system of ‘Life’, ‘Death’ and ‘Struggle’ – that has manifested as capitalism of ‘Grow or Die’. We must understand the brainwashing within the acceptance that suffering is a natural part of life and step out of this mental dysfunction and let go of the concept of ‘having to work for a living’, ‘having the right to work to earn a living’ and instead see that we all have a right for Life, the right of Life, because we are of Life, we are living beings. Our capital is Life, the physical resources – so all will profit in being given an equal and one opportunity to practical physical survival/living in this physical existence. We will manage and live this system through our contribution to make it work for ourselves and for all. We can capitalize on the resources of each human being contributing to life on earth.
Life as it goes on this planet today is defined by Money, there is only One True God, Money, even the ‘good ones’ are praying for a ‘better life’ which can be achieved only through MONEY, so we are using those made up Gods in the Hope to be Saved, in the Hope to Be Spared everything that we see goes on for billions of those born on the wrong side of the system.
For a number of years now, I have been working as a caregiver to senior women, this is even before I became a senior citizen myself. I have seen, first hand, how expensive it is when one gets older and how as one's capacity diminishes through aging and health concerns, that retirement without financial support makes this process harder, as how our system is set up now, Social Security is not really enough to address one's retirement costs. As I see with myself, even though I am of retirement age, I cannot afford to retire, I cannot afford to stop working, as my Social Security payments are not enough to live on. - See more at: http://christinehansen29.blogspot.com/2014/04/512-solution-for-retirement-for-baby.html#sthash.sDBaXvVB.dpuf
The solution is to educate people on how ideologies are being used within the power principle of ‘divide and conquer’ to brainwash and manipulate people to make do with the direst of living conditions with hard, tedious or repetitive labor and little pay or no job at all where the ideology of capitalism is lived or the opposite where one has to juggle 2-3 jobs concurrently on a daily basis to survive, because the pay one is given for one job does not suffice to get by on at all. People have to be told who benefits from the information that is being propagated, so one is able to see the intent behind the disinformation.
When a farmer’s crops die or when the harvest is unsuccessful, the farmer looks to his methods of cultivating the soil to see where the mistake happened. Perhaps he watered too much or too little, perhaps the mineral composition in the soil required different nutrients to support the plants to grow. This is the way we should think about social change, understanding that because we are the problem, we have a responsibility to become the solution.
We cannot complain about the state of the world while taking it for granted. We cannot fear what will happen to our children in the future if we are not willing to take responsibility for shaping that future in their best interest. We cannot pass the responsibility of our children’s education onto a school system that we know is broken and ineffective. So when we ask whether our children are equipped to face the future, no one can answer that question better than ourselves.
"One must realize the allowance and acceptance of the manipulation leading to the change of focus from surviving within WWII and a hands-on approach of rebuilding and producing some kind of added value to what was left in the ruins of the war to a focus on and the dominion of competition and competitiveness. This has brought forth an alienation within oneself toward one’s self-expression and what life is about and can be, and the diversion from the principle of best for all within giving another what one would like to receive oneself. This is where one can actually find a handle for the fear of not surviving. One is able to refocus, to redirect one’s focus on equality and in that seeing, realizing and understanding that there is an alternative way, because all are in fact equal as and within life and in that we are all one, one humanity, one life."
In my view we should change the way we approach our problems, taxing prostitution is just illogical, especialy when we are still debating on this ‘profession’ and, as I said, if we are not willing to tax other ‘on the fringe’ activities that exist, thrive and make up much of our parallel economy, why tax prostitution? Are we going for the prostitutes because we fear asking the Mafia to pay taxes or wait, asking Corporations to not move their Capitals into Tax Heavens to avoid giving what is due that would give much relief to the economy and to those that struggle within it? Are we going for the weakest even in our ludicrous solution seeking Quest, who are the real abusers then if not us all?
Many people do see what is going in this world, they do see that the current state of our world is outright abusive, and that it can’t go on as it has – we need to change – this is clear.
The problem with the wave of action that has been spreading throughout the world in various forms, such as for example the Occupy Wall Street-movement, the Arabic Spring – is that there is no clear understanding of HOW to sort out this mess – we do see the problems – but we do not see from WHERE these problems stem – and specifically we don’t see what course of action that will bring forth a lasting and structural solution.
Many people who are born on the wrong side of the system, or who have fallen out of the system into the abyss of our careless design, do not have choices, their needs drive them, their survival urges become the motive that moves them to do the unthinkable and yes sure, this might be why we kept things this way for so long but if we start to see the designs that are urging people into choices we have the privilege to not have to make, then we can reconsider rewriting the system in support of everyone, to guarantee a Living to All, because we can, no matter what we have been taught and believe, this world needs our compliance and consent to stay the way it is, we can stop giving our thumbs up and start by joining together in the name of an Equality bigger than our petty para Equality fights and drive this world to a solution.
How do I start to know history; the real history? And what good will it do, if I do? I believe that if I know history; what really happened, I can explain the validity and reasonableness of a Living Income Guaranteed. I believe that the degree of cognitive dissonance – the difference between what we see and know to be true and what we are told is true, is so great that most have opted for a consumer high; an autistic retreat into a gadgets and games –or they have gone into a religious/spiritual retreat – consumerism with a halo, if you will.
The majority of the world is waiting, most without running water or decent food. They are waiting for people like you and me – those who can and willing to create a world of decency for all.
We, as a people, have to change the very system which perpetuates this, which creates this. Without proper income, food, shelter, medical coverage, education, millions of children are reaping the consequences of a broken system that does not address these basic needs to afford one to live a life of value, released from extreme poverty and no alternatives to one's plight.
A Living Income Guaranteed for all, so all may live a dignified, enjoyable life, not just some! Let’s stop being hypocrites.
Join us in building a new world, in which all can participate fully, over time, to create the ideals this book suggests.
We have here the opportunity to change the directive principle of our education from a ‘monkey see, monkey do’ kind of process to an educreation process, where we re-create ourselves as human beings through a directive and deliberate process of re-education, a process of actually washing our brains clean from all the misinformation and cognitive dissonance that we’ve been taught, that we have taught ourselves as a species for eons of time. And from that starting-point of looking at things with fresh eyes, we can make a decision to educate ourselves to look at the world and ourselves with compassion and common sense, to do onto our neighbor as we would have been done onto us and to live according to the principle of placing what is best for all life before our immediate self-interest. We have walked the path of self-interest, we know exactly where it will lead. We understand that destroying ourselves in an attempt to survive can only be the result of a flawed education and that there must be another way. Investigate the proposal of a Guaranteed Living Income system.