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Kieran Sharp

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Can we change, can we live without money?

Ancient civilisations achieved a great deal, when focusing their efforts upon whichever problem needed to be solved. Energy, water, food etc.

Where previous civilisations failed to meet the needs of their people we now have the opportunity to learn from them and with greater numbers than has ever been on this planet before.

However we have been distracted for generations.

Our efforts are focussed on acquiring, chasing, and losing money, while real issues such as providing fresh drinking water, food, and energy to all humanity are ignored by the majority of us.

The problem with money has become so complex and yet its source energy is greed, and we know this to be destructive in all forms of relationship.

Why would we continue to face the world’s problems using the biggest source of distraction in humanity to get us there?

It is insanity to believe that we need “new world order” and world currency to solve these issues.

A thought:

Imagine everyone today who’s role in human civilisation is to protect and serve money (bankers, accountants, so on and so on) where to be suddenly un-employed.
What figure would that be?
How many working hours would there be available for other more productive tasks in society?

Imagine there is no money. What do we need? How much of it do we need?

Can we meet our needs as a civilisation with the quantities we require vs the amount of time and human energy we have?
Can we stand as ONE to achieve this?

There are more questions, there are more problems, change is coming one way or another, and time is running out.

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  • Oct 18 2012: One can change, but 'we' can no longer live without money because it is the spearhead of the force of necessity, and because what was once free is no longer so.

    Money is that ‘necessary illusion’ by which the edifice of civilizations is built. This edifice is virtual – that is, it is a synthetic construct in contrast to raw, primordial nature. What is the purpose of civilization? It is to develop technologies (and money is the fuel for this) that serve as tools and enablers for those few individuals who through their art, intellect and creativity, challenge this “virtual reality” edifice to expose its true colors (which is to entice and entrap) and thereby find and realize for themselves what is transcendentally real and which is the highest freedom. Thus money that represents the force of necessity is the counterpart of the force of freedom not only in an abstract sense but also in the most pragmatic sense. ( Money versus Free)

    For a vast majority, technologies are for the purpose of entertainment and pleasure, and for still another minority, technologies are there to fulfill their subliminal urges for destruction – which is the inevitable ‘ends’ of all technologies.
    Thus technology as a ‘means’ or tool can be used both for creating and destroying (this process is the core of the script that ‘runs’ temporal reality), but just as an end in itself, or just for entertainment, means inevitable destruction.

    "'My grandmother taught me respect for the environment and the old Navajo way of discipline and about the Beautyway. She said that all Creation begins at the center from within. If you look at the center of a loom, the colors of a new design will show themselves to you and each design will come only once. She said that the yellow poles that hold up a loom must be strong or the loom will sag and the rug will be crooked. A human has to live between the yellow poles of his life too -- not too poor, not too rich -- to stay in harmony...Navajo weaver Jesse Monongye

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