I’ve written in the past about how people getting rich destroys much because of the way it bends people’s minds until they end up worshipping the rich person with servitude. A very unhealthy setup as it is not often down to a person’s good points that they become wealthy. Overall, a really weird system that often brings the quality of life here down for most whilst a few reap the rewards.
The monetary system brings out our survival instincts. As highly evolved beings of nature we are as nature acts because we exploit anything we can. It is who we are. The reason Russia did not live in a utopia during communism might be that we can bribe a person with threats and power or with a hundred sheep; just as easily as with money tokens.
Money used to be real. It used to merely be a bartering tool with the coins made out of precious metals. Nowadays we use the precious metals and have replaced them with tokens basically. Tokens of want. As pieces of paper, scrap metal or digits on a screen they are an imaginary means of bartering.
We can use them to barter and be accepted for all available wants and needs. It’s completely dehumanizing ourselves from what we physically do for each other. To a person who doesn’t know anything about money, for example. If they watched your home they would see people sending/giving you electricity, gasses, water, technology, beds, clothing. Many finished works by the hands of many other people.
It can be a really comfortable system for some. Yet the system has no safety for us as a species. To have the current system then if you can’t work or can’t find work then the species and their system is designed to take away that technology and shut down those gasses and water. Presumably to let that useless person die off. But it’s all because of money so we don’t have to think about it.
At the moment there appears to be no government incentive to take care of such people when those very same bankrupt people may have voted in that government. Having such a safety net would take away a lot of destroyed lives and desperation For example less people would probably be forced to sell their body for sex. It would become a more wholesome world, a system we really need.
Having the choice to not work is the entire idea behind technology. Our governments don’t appear to understand that a machine bears the load of many. Sure there is still work to be done to operate the machine. Though there are always going to be less jobs. Yet the capitalist economy is set up so if you don’t have a job you have to go live on the streets and have no buying power. The owner of the machine gets all the buying power which lead to our system with one percent owning the collected tokens of want of all the other ninety-nine percent, a top-heavy system where the majority have no say.
The only solution to our predicament is better government to control the way the financial system affects their constituents. Yet how can we have honest government officials when nobody can be trusted not to become a sell-out or not to succumb to coercion? Currently politics around the world is all about what corruption the officials can achieve and not lose their personal wealth or standing. Which is very easy to do as the votes of a few bribed politicians is all it takes to change laws and society for the worst.
If we’re determined to keep democracy and money then the only way to keep a realistic sensible government would be to take the influence of our top heavy capitalist system away from those who make decisions regarding the lives of people. The only way to do that is to make all the politicians un-bribable, the only way to do that is to take the ability to bribe them away.
At the moment if you bribe a politician with campaign funding or whatever you wish to call it then they can be shown to the person paying the bribe to have fulfilled their contract when they vote in parliament or the senate. If the votes on issues of all elected members of government were by secret ballot and all issues had to be voted yes or no by all elected members in government. Then the people wishing to financially exert influence and distort the proper systems of government will no longer know who to bribe. Even if they did bribe many of them the politicians would still be able to vote privately against the decision.
Apparently there are so many acts of government that it is impossible for politicians to read them all before voting upon them. This is obviously designed to increase bribes because it makes it so easy for the bribe to place malevolent law against the greater good of the government’s people. To have a less corrupt system they will obviously need to slow the list of new acts down because it’s incompetent to vote for things you don’t understand.
Which as an economist would tell you is the entire reason we have a government. Because the average person if given the vote are not trusted to do anything but vote for a better decision maker for them. You simply cannot blindly vote in new law when you don’t have a clue of the consequences. They are being paid to make informed decisions yet currently they don’t care to. If someone in a different line of work were so negligent or found to have been bribed or coerced they would lose their job as they are not doing what they are paid to do and end up homeless.
If government were to work in this way then we wouldn’t have to make severe changes to the capitalist system. Everyone would still be free to be workaholic money making addicts yet they would have to do that within a country where the government is hard to corrupt. You would have to bribe or threaten all the officials of every party present in order to sway the vote which could not be guaranteed due to the freedom of the secret ballot.
It appears to be the best way forward.
Eric Dawson 18th October 2017