Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???

Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???
Humanity is imprisoned by a heartless monetary system, co-dependently arising from dichotomy of man and nature, self and society, ecology and economy, and public and private. How is the system fabricated? How do we awaken from our collective delusion and suffering? Please share this blog for Contemplative Social Action to Cultivate a Culture of Awakening! "Do everything with a mind that lets go" - Ajahn Chah

Friday, January 18, 2008

Is Our Economic Model Working Without Harm?

Many American's are unaware today that our prosperity here is built upon empire, suffering and servitude of millions in the developing world. We have less than 5% of world's population, yet consume more than 25% of the world's resources and generate 30% of world's pollution and waste. Surely with our American ingenuity, enterprise and goodwill we can do better.

"Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization. ...Although unconscious, deceived, and—in many cases—self-deluded, these players were not members of any clandestine conspiracy; rather, they were the product of a system that promotes the most subtle and effective form of imperialism the world has ever witnessed." - John Perkins

Here is a brief view from the insider about how our economic financial empire is actually built without the knowledge of citizens. For a longer version listen to John Perkins, author of Confessions of An Economic Hitman . The EHMs and Jackals works in subtle ways behind the scene and recruited privately while young via three personal weaknesses of power, sex and money, but paid and promoted with bonus by the US Goverment Agencies to saddle third world countries with long-term debt, predatory contracts and sweatshops.

Monsanto "patents" their DNA-altered seeds as "intellectual property." They have a $10 million budget and a staff of 75 devoted solely to prosecuting farmers. Since the late 1990s (about when industrial agriculture took hold in India),166,000. Indian farmers have committed suicide and 8 million have left the land. See Monsanto in India

"Never Been Wrong" Funds Manager Julian Robertson Predicts Utter Global Collapse Stemming From Bursting of Property Bubble. But not just economic collapse … collapse of epic proportions. Collapse and disintegration of all infrastructure, including government. Inflation will run into the double and triple digits. “Food production will fall. People will be carrying around U.S .dollars in wheelbarrows like Germany,” [source]

How can we change this model? What are the systemic problems in our economic system? Are we willing to devote our attention energy and intention to study, understand, imagine, play and create a new economy, culture and belief system for not only ourselves, but all children and all life interconnected into a dynamic seamless whole?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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...And, yes, you're right with respect to “readers can know I am not a looney.” I spent have of my childhood in Europe, lived for years in Mexico, and it's appalling to me that people here think they're free and yet they don't have anything close to a free press, much less free minds. Anything that sounds like “bad news” is brushed off as “conspiracy theory.” My counter to that is, “No, I'm not interested in 'conspiracy theory,' I'm interested in 'conspiracy practice.' As a European, what you Americans call “conspiracy” the rest of the world calls the “tricks and trade of politics.” And if you don't believe that there are conspiracies, then I invite you into any Federal courthouse to look at the docket and you'll see that conspiracy is one of the most common charges.”

The situation is that this country is an amalgam of the descendants of peasant serfs, my own Polish grandfather included. I see it in my American family: they don't want to ask the hard questions. Like it's treasonous to question your government when the founders (no saints in their own right, let's get that clear) warned the people about how government (i.e. armed with the biggest guns) power, unchecked, always overstep its bounds.

I spent 5 years livid with the crap that the Bush bastards and Zionists have foisted on this nation after all the crap that Clinton, Bush Sr. and Reagan got away with. But this Neocon crew takes the cake. And now we've got a whole other palate of these assholes to pick from in the next election (excluding Ron Paul)!

But then I got to thinking about it and asked myself, “What else would they do?! I mean you've got a nation of sheep and a gang of multi-generational fascists who are inheritors to the great historical shenanigans of the last century and WHY WOULDN'T THEY TAKE THEIR SHEEP TO THE SHEARING AND BUTCHERING SHED?!”

So my alliance is for people who are looking at the Big picture and seeing that it is indeed BIG, and that there's spaciousness, that there are other places to play, adventure, create, invest, build, love, share and partake with.

If you study the mastermind alliance of Ford, Carnegie, Edison, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, etc., you realize how much power is available to a few people who commit to deep dialogue and collaboration.

I am interested in that quality of collaboration with people of the highest caliber. Not a mass program, just the funnest, most brilliant, most excellent people that it would truly turn my crank to play with in a format that activates quantum abundance and opportunity for each other and the web of Life that we are connected to - without seeking any converts or operating in any “salvation” schemes. I don't want to convince anybody of anything and I am looking for people willing to PLAY!

Let's talk soon. I'm busy this week but next week might be good.

Be Brilliant, Susmita!

Shine ON!


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PBS Commanding Heights: Battle of Ideas for the World economy, Part 1 & 2