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Market forces, the never-ending problem of complexity

The Problem:

In our current financial system, we are faced with an ever-growing complexity. It is a complexity that is mirrored in all facets of societal life whether that is administrative or enterprising. Many of us are constantly trying to simplify our lives, yet it seems to be a perpetual problem where the sheer complexity of living does not decrease but steadily increases. Those who experienced the transition to the digital age might remember, digital technology was hailed as giving us the global village, everything was supposed to be easier and much more simplified – after all we had the technology to create many more automated systems.

However, these predictions did not fulfill themselves because this complexity is intrinsically set up in our financial and administrative system. Capitalism thrives on rules and regulations that need to be constantly implemented to delineate the rights of corporations, governments, nations, countries vs the individual citizen, the consumer.

We operate from the premise of the free market that gives opportunities to all who are able to engage with it and set up business. Business owners are entrepreneurial and in that they are opportunistic, searching for the missing link between two regulations that will propagate consumer interest.

Two examples from online movies and shopping will illustrate this situation:

You, the consumer has searched online for a particular movie. You have found your movie via Netflix or Hulu. The moment after you have hit the start button a message appears to let you know that you are not able to watch this movie because Netflix is not available in your country. Primarily for money making purposes we are separated into countries even when we are online. You happen to be physically located in Belgium.

If you are willing to spend some money on this problem, then you can be helped. You can get a service, such as Foxy Proxy, that will fictitiously relocate you on the Internet so that you appear to be pressing the button from the US instead of continental Europe.

Next, we go shopping online. Let’s say you want to get something from a store in the States and would like to have it shipped to your country. You can do that but you might be surprised when you get the bill because there will be an extra amount tagged onto it, which could easily be higher than what you paid for the product. This is because the import tax-free amount is quite low, for Belgium it’s about 22 Euro. Everything above that amount you will have to pay import tax on.

Ideally you don’t want to pay any import tax on your purchase and you can do so by spending some money on a service that will give you a US street address which you can use as intermediate address. The service will  then collect all your purchases and send them to you, import tax-free, because it will no longer be coming from a US business address which is tracked for import tax payments.

These are but two examples that illustrate how complexity evolves in our system, and that with every business regulation comes a way to work around it. As we can see the lines are blurred in estimating what is legal and what not. In our examples it seems quite arbitrary. It is difficult to approach the topic with common sense why either of these services is allowed as they cancel out the rules and regulations that have been put in place.  Here it seems that rules and regulations are nothing more than money-making opportunities – in a world where all work from self-interest and are driven by greed, and more over, are self-limited by the belief that human nature cannot be changed.  Simplicity will never exist on this trajectory but an exponential growing complexity is what awaits us.

The solution:

The solution is not far and we can prove to ourselves that we can create a world from a different starting point than the one described above. The Equal Money Capitalism is Capitalism in its purest where the majority rules by the principle “Equality through what is best for all”

In Equal Money Capitalism competition to find a lucrative business loophole that will make big money and feed consumerism will cease to exist. Unemployment will cease to exist and the need to make profit will cease to exist – as profit will be a shared activity to which all have equal rights and responsibilities. Capital will no longer be the resource-to-be-sold, capital will be life itself, and since there is only one life that we all share in our various life forms, it is equal and is treated equally in every way.

This will decrease the levels of complexity of the system to keep everyone fed, sheltered and healthy. Each citizen will be able to have all information pertaining to how the system works and this flat structure will enable all to participate and improve structural underpinnings of the system.

The reward:

Each citizen will have more free time.
No more guessing what is allowed to do and what not
Each citizen has a voice that counts equally regardless of professional background
Each citizen has the opportunity to enhance their life style and that of others through self-organized participation.

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Educating the human – but where is the sex?

Desteni Artist Garbrielle Goodrow

Why would any society, or the world for that matter, who is obsessed with knowledge and information, omit sex from education? The undeniable reality is that sex, one of the fundamental aspects of human life, coequal to the biological requirement of food and elimination of every human, would have second to none appearance in the curriculum of any educational body? Why is it that we believe that calculus or the periodic table is more important than to understand how to approach your sex partner or what it means to have sexual urges? Isn’t it interesting that most of us accept the fact that sex is used to inundate the world with imagery to make us shop till we drop, yet we create so much stigma around the simple sexual act that we do not even want to talk about it to our children. We prefer to conjure up all kinds of emotions, be it fear, anger, shame and guilt regarding our own personal sexual activities. There can be only one answer: money.

Money is the motivator of our current existence in this world and it includes the motivation to institutionalise the physical act of intercourse between two humans. It may not be so apparent at first but when we round up the current literature and documentaries that look at the topic critically, we can see that the gap of sexual non-education has been filled by the porn industry. The porn industry, a billion-dollar industry, is one of the most powerful drivers of the development of internet technologies while its involvement reaches far and deep. Many of the rather unsuspecting tech companies have benefitted from secret earnings through the porn industry. To name a few: Yahoo, Foxnews, and Comcast. That the porn industry is at the forefront of making money with emerging technologies is evident by looking at the porn revenues on handheld devices that are estimated to increase by 75% in 2013, with a closing figure on the $5 billion dollar mark.

The convenience of technology brings porn ever closer to the growing youth. What used to require of a man to seek out bookstores with “under” the counter dealings of porn magazines can now be had at any location with a button click on your latest mobile device. Nowadays, one often has to go out of one’s virtual way not to land accidentally on a porn website. Though porn is not made in China, it has reached levels of consumption that rival any other product staged on the global market of consumer saturation.

The point is that sex education has never been taking seriously in academia because with the money-making potential it puts forth, it has provided a huge turnover in a widely-faceted industry. From websites to franchises, to all kinds of accessories, to sex tourism – the porn industry has thoroughly penetrated society. Let’s not forget that by addressing questions of sex know-how inquired by young men, who are tech-savvy and full of pulsating sex urges, a life-long customer can be had. The effort to get a young boy hooked on the images of copulating men and women is effortless when considering that “ 9 out of 10 children aged between 8 and 16 have viewed pornography on the Internet. In most cases, the sex sites were accessed unintentionally when a child, often in the process of doing homework, used a seemingly innocent sounding word to search for information or pictures.”

What is even more interesting in this educational dilemma illustrated in the above-mentioned quote, which stems from the prestigious London School of Economics, is that academia has no problem looking at porn from a number of objections: Statistical usage through quantitative analysis is one of them; the study of sexual behaviour in society and media; as well as the question of gender equality are among the hot topics in the humanities. It is pathetic that all of academia will exploit the criticism that can be focussed upon the porn industry, as a field of study, but will do nothing in bringing sex closer to the curriculum of an average school day.

So if men get their sex education from the porn industry, how are women-at-large affected by the porn industry through their relationships with men? In other words, what is it that porn teaches women? Here again the answer is straight forward: to sell themselves. Each women on the planet knows that sex appeal will get her what she wants. The better she can sell her appeal to sex when interacting with men, the more likely she will have a good job and make sufficient money. The reason for that is that the world is male-dominated and men not only learn how to “deal” with a women intimately from pornography but they also learn to value a woman on the basis of her sexual attributes. Surely the relationship of a man’s parents will have been eroded and undermined as dominant influence in referencing the social value of women. The power of daily repetition of pornographic imagery is exceptionally well illustrated by those who admit to being porn addicted and those who admit to rape based on their porn addiction.

Although a prostitute or porn star will have to literally sell her body, the average women does it in a more abstract or remote manner through intermediate artefacts that objectify. May that be a nice pair of high heels, or a flattering haircut, maybe it’s that short dress or that breast enlargement surgery. ISAPS Global Survey, apparently the first reliable source for plastic surgery statistics, states that in the last 10 years breast augmentation has been the most popular procedure in the global trend of body modifications. Though the price that women pay for having learned to sell themselves does not end with shaping one’s body to have more sex appeal, it ends in bed. Women’s intimate interactions with men are modelled on what men know from pornography, where communication is typically reduced to assumptions, and aggressive starting points are accepted as valid because that is how the porn industry sells what women like.

If we were to take responsibility for our educational system and decide to take on sex education as one of the main subjects in school, thus debunking pornography in all its manifestations, we could provide the maturing youth with input that places sex into the equality of life. The prerequisite for this is a new economic system where money has lost all its value and operates in servitude of life. Then, all issues of inequality between men and women would fall away and we could restart our existence from a virtually unknown place of physical interactions…
– and this is what will happen when we switch to an Equal Money System.

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Educating the human – but where is the human?

Artwork Marlen Vargas Del Razo

By now surely most people are aware of the educational system not being up to scratch to guide young humans to become responsible and aware adults who will use their skills to create a world where our collective existence actually and in fact improves. I am not talking about some statistical analysis that wants to prove to us in numbers that the world is improving, because any statistical analysis is skewed by those who are conducting the analysis and will only determine a fraction of the circumstances that exist in the world. We have no tools that can give us a bigger picture except for our neglected common sense. A better world would clearly indicate visible changes in poverty, abuse and crime reduction on the collective scale. We could look at the news and read about how atrocities of the world cease to exist.

As we all know, this is definitely not the case, and although there are initiatives, such as one laptop per child, or other superficial, well-meaning ways to create a better world, they do not parallel other developments, such as increased rampant shootings, or forms of cannibalism – and these seemingly benevolent acts to support children are upon closer inspection nothing but a corporate scam.

So, we can of course continue to look at changing and improving education to where we think it should shift, throwing all kinds of technology at it, incorporating it better into today’s social media craze, and forming evermore and broader collaborations between educational institutions and other corporate endeavours.

Here I want to stop and look at what we are actually learning about life and how we each conduct our life in this world. As far as my own education goes, I can see that I learned very little, if anything, in how I can approach my Self in getting to know myself let alone another human, or even plants, animals, the weather – all that exists around me in my daily world, including my Self. The starting point of my education did not include me as the human. Yes of course I had biology and studied anatomy and learned to name the parts of the brain and so forth, but this was knowledge that was brought to me by the teaching entities from another place: a text book, or some drawing – but I, the human that I am was never referenced in this, not in real terms. I, as the human was too personal, too subjective, too different, too specific, so that all I learned was at all times outside of me.

This is the general starting point of educational material and as we know this approach is exalted when we look at the sciences. The idea being that unless one is objective one cannot conduct good scientific research. ‘Objective’ though really means, unless one is separated from all that is here as Self one will never know who Self really is – and the proof of this is our world today.

There are 7 billion misconceptions about life and living, and there are 7 billion guesses about who one is as Self. Mostly we have created little crutches, which we attribute to the rational mind, to help us disguise these handicaps about our own Selves. With the rational mind we drive the situation to the extreme in that we classify and label obsessively all that is around us, and the more we categorise in this manner, the more we distance ourselves from who we really are.

Why else would we allow to exist in a world where people are starving, where governments are corrupt, where we build structures that threaten our survival, where we poison our foods – where nothing counts more than money.

The rational mind, or putting labels to a class, a category, gives us the illusion to have done something about the situation. We can be scholarly about it and have names to refer to what we mean, and most of all we can be complacent. This is evident through scholarly work not having any impact on how we live our lives, in that we create less fear, more security, and more equality for everyone.

We have in fact mistaken complacency as comfort. We believe if we can afford nice couches, a cosy bed, a washing machine – we have created a better life. What we don’t see is what we accept in exchange. Most of us however are so numb or ‘dumbed down’ that a bit of entertainment will drown the last inkling of us having a critical look at ourselves and the world.

Back to education. First of all, there is an interesting omission in education, which is that those who recreate the human race by procreating are never involved in becoming educated to be a parent. I do recall many women who had kids telling me that it is “nothing what you think it is” – thereby stating that they had to jump into the ‘cold water’ of suddenly parenting others with little to no know-how. Purely from the educational stance, how can the educational system assume that the education a child gets prior to going to school is not relevant to the educational process, and thus conveniently leaves out the education of adults as parents, and in doing so the early stages of a human’s life. How can anyone deny the cyclic dependency between all the components: adults-parents-babies-adults-parents and so forth.

The removal of the human from the educational process and substituting the human for money is quite evident. Just to pick one example to demonstrate this:  if I were go out into the street and ask people what and how they know their human body I could ask: What, for example, do you know happens to your human body when you are sick and what are the symptoms related to? Here I am referring to very basic stuff, for example someone having a latent stomach ache for a number of days perhaps weeks. What can this person tell me about their condition? We can safely assume: not much. There will be a bunch of guesses but that is as far as it goes. The human body is of no concern. What is of concern is whether it is ‘good to go’ – to go out into the world and make money to survive. Similarly, how many people can walk through the streets and see the little weeds that grow out of the sidewalk and even realise that – let alone what – such a weed contributes to the eco system, and here we are talking about details. But how can we understand the larger eco system, the impacts of pollution and electronic networks for example that we shamelessly place into the world, when we are clueless to what happens right at our feet. We leave the ‘knowing’ to the experts – yet another categorisation and classification – and as a result we do not have a world that is best for all.

That is why, to know what is in our world locally has relevance because when each one of us knows how things work on the local level then there is no guessing, no surprises and no hand waving in how it works on the larger scale. It will give everyone the ability to take responsibility because they have a real-world context to go by: their own personal local world of which they are as Self part of.  So why do we not learn this in school? Why is it more important to create computational business models that tell us how we can better exploit business practices so that levels of consumption rise to create more obesity, more extinction of species, more geographic catastrophes, higher pollution levels and so forth?

What we fail to understand in education is that we are creating relationships with everything that is in our world. Even no relationship is a relationship just because we don’t see the weed in the street, to go back to the former example, does not mean it does not exist. Relationships are, as this example shows, dependent on our perceptions. We don’t perceive the weed in the street. A child walking the sidewalk for a first time will notice it, until it is told too many times to stay away from it and gradually learn to no longer perceive life but to perceive what it has to do to survive. In very basic terms the educational system introduces the alienation of the human through the formula of rationalisation. It does so through a basic mechanism upon which everything builds in education and later in life. It is the “first come first serve” idea – beating all other humans to a place in the front of the line through grades, through talent, and through specialness – by any means necessary is the foundation of our educational system. The more you have of that the more likely you breeze through your education and subsequently through your money-making life. In other words, with the systematic skewing of our perceptional abilities, to reduce them to take in only that which is necessary for our survival in a system of our own creation, we have become living zombies that walk down the street and only perceive a fraction of what is in the world – and we can study it and call it ‘change blindness’. Here the question is why does educational research never question why we perceive the way we do, why is cognition ‘doomed’ as ‘human nature’ when we know that it is a learned ability? ( An example for this would be the cognition of a taxi driver around town, there are measurable differences in the grasping of complex spatiality, where the driver ‘has the map of the town in his head’ and can navigate it).

Again, this is because we have chosen to take the human out of the loop when failing to educate the human from the starting point of Self. Instead we have brought about complex fragmentation, where we mirror ourselves to ourselves, but are unaware of the underlying common denominator – the common sense behind it all. This is evident in what we know already through our own research but we remain paralysed in making the required changes, to make sense of what we know by transforming our reality to a world that ‘just’ works for all.

With the starting point of discounting the personal self in education we are also indoctrinating young adults to form beliefs that they do not count in the bigger picture, that they can never change things because things are just the way they are. To impersonalise education, to take out the individual human from the equation as the starting point of ‘learning’ is to breed adults that abdicate any sort of responsibility for the whole of humanity, or for the fact that we can only exist as a group. We have created a world that is full of fragmented mental Selfs because in physical reality, from the perspective of substance i.e. the biological substance we are made of together we all that we reference as nature, there cannot be a fragmentation because the interconnectedness of substance is undeniable as the living tissue of earth. Again, this is right here in front of us, we exist in groups – physically, all over the planet –  in villages, in cities, in nations – yet in our fragmented perception this is unrecognised because we lack total awareness of the principle that each member of a group is responsible for the whole to function. We create a dichotomy where we ‘get by’ chaotically, never living as true personalised Selves in a world because to deny a personal Self through failed education creates a Self that must draw on everything else around itself to compensate for that which it perceives as missing (read this blog for context). So the impersonal Self operates through self-interest to survive, steeped in fear and anxiety of not surviving.

Bernard Poolman once said that we live in a limited reality, and what he meant, among other things, is that the substance of life that holds us together, because we are unable to do it ourselves, will come to an end through the impact of induced, endless fragmentation – and unless we stop in our tracks and teach a new personal beginning of understanding who we are as whole Selves, we have no chance of survival as a planet, as a group called humanity.

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Sex in death and the Equal Money System

In April 2012 Egyptian Islamists have caused a stir in the world by proposing several new laws that focus on a man’s ‘live’ property – the woman. From the Western perspective most proposals concentrate on what might be considered conventional or habitual aspects of a typical extremist religious orientation towards husband and wife, such as the bride’s age, the right to seek divorce, and the female’s circumcision. These proposals went rather unnoticed in the Western Press except the one that would grant husbands permission to have sex with their wives within 6 hours of death. It’s the ‘farewell fuck’, so to speak. Other sources, for example Isalmists in London, deny that such a ‘farewell fuck’ law could come into being in Egypt. They argue that it may be a proposal but that it would never make it into parliament.

Whether we look at ‘farewell-fucking’, Clitoridectomy or foot-binding as examples for practices that are formed from religious beliefs,  and when we look beyond the male-female dynamic, what comes to the forefront it the notion of self-interest. This self-interest is not only that of men as it would initially seem to be, because many of these practices are directed towards women, who are compliant for their own reasons within the trap of self-interest. (to be cared for, to be protected, for example). Obviously in most cases it is the mothers who are implicated because they are the ones who are allowing the mutilations on their children.

These types of practices demonstrate our ways of existing in self-interest:  as long as we can find others who share the subject of our self-interest the more likely we can find ways to pursue it through public institution e.g. law, customs. The ‘carrier’ of self-interest in these cases is religious belief, and holds more true for countries who have rather homogenous religious teachings established over centuries. Other countries, mostly Western-oriented countries, utilise cultural focusses such as beauty & fashion. Prominent examples here are anorexia, or the wearing of very high heels which represents in its effects a milder version of foot-binding, otherwise we see liposuction, breast implants, and so forth.

What all of these abusive practices have in common is that they disable the physical body in some way, or on the minimal scale, shape it through abuse. But then how does farewell fucking differ when it’s no longer about the living body and the dead body has only x amount of hours before it definitely becomes unusable because it decomposes?

The first point is that the woman’s role is that of property and not of an equal being, or the recognition of beingness, of aliveness. Therefore if a man can have sex with a dead women it is not because both are sharing their beingness or aliveness with each other, but that this is a matter of him enacting a picture he prefers, his memories, and his sexual urges – and so in that moment he represents all that we have done in the name of sex collectively: pornography, masturbation, sex slaves, sex trade, pedophilia and so forth.  The man might be the catalyst of the situation but there is a fundamental factor here which implicates men and women alike:  the sexual engagement is a solo mental pursuit, it is the mental pursuit in search of self-gratification, and the physical body of another is the object by which this pursuit is achieved – thus other bodies functions as a vehicle which can be discarded after use.  Now that we have established it as a mental pursuit there is more to say about the mind.

Another view of the dead body’s farewell fuck is that it is a really a ‘fearwell’ fuck. It is the desperateness of the mind that fears of having no more access to the physical body ( the one the man is married to, the one he considers his property). It is thus the same fear we have losing objects, or a house, a car – the fear is about losing access to the living flesh as provider for the mind – in the mental pursuit of self-gratification.  Thus it is not difficult to see that the living flesh is a resource, like the earth, we try to hold on to as long as we can, entirely oblivious of the effects. This is also evident in other ways when we look at how we handle the resources that come from the living earth, the pattern of behaviour is identical. We act in self-interest and are oblivious to the effects e.g. Fukushima.

Yet, at the same time, the mind realises that it cannot exist without the physical body, and because there is no control over the physical body (i.e. the dying body) the aliveness of the body slips away without the mind having any way of stopping it e.g. medical research. Therefore the control that the mind wants to experience is of course imaginary, but is through social and cultural mechanisms of domination that it believes it can do so. We have thus arrived in this beginning of the article.

However,  obvious cultural mechanisms such as collective religious beliefs can be matched by more subtle versions – from which no nation or country is exempt. An example is our pursuit for education because we value intellectual thought over physical labor. That is why jobs with more education are paid more, or why we look down on people with less education. Those with the better paid jobs are in the position to campaign for their self-interest, for example in form of laws as the death-fuck case illustrates. Yet, the death fuck is actually revealing to us that the mind fears losing the body because it cannot survive without physicality. The mind is the ultimate ‘co-dependent’ aspect of us, in all its one dimensionality, as it exists in separation from the body which is the one component that guarantees its survival.

Lastly, why many seem outraged about the death-fuck is because on some level everyone knows that it reveals the true nature of the mind. The death-fuck, may or may not become law in Egypt. However, it vividly demonstrates our disposition is self-interest and from here all else unfolds, all the way to death. The implementation of the change we want is thus simple

1) stop all self-interest > start interest in all equally

2) apply this to all that we consider resources, e.g. raw materials,
food, people, etc – in short, money as a proxy to resources

3) Implement the solution: the Equal Money System

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2012: The Stockholm Syndrome exposes the true nature of love

Even if you have not taken psychology 101 and you will hear the definitions and examples of the Stockholm Syndrome, you will find it a curious fact about humans and their propensity towards violence and brutality. And – I will add here – the various perspectives on love and feelings at the same time.

The predominate perspective by which the Stockholm Syndrome is introduced to us is from the perspective of the capturer. Though when we look at it in depth, by looking at it from the perspective of the victim, we see that was lies at the essence of the Stockholm Syndrome is the discrepancy between how we define love, and how we actually live these definitions in our daily reality, individually and collectively.

Pictured here is one of the Swedish capturers, Olofsson, and hostages of the famous Kreditbanken case that led to the coinage of the term Stockholm Syndrome

The Stockholm Syndrome which is still debated by some, who are unwilling to face the incongruity of human existence, contributes to the lack of a widely accepted diagnostic criteria. This is in spite of an overwhelming amount of cases, some of them widely publicised – to name a few: Jaycee Lee Dugard, Patty Hearst, and more recently Shawn Hornbeck and Natascha Kampush.  There are also many unknown cases of the terror-bonding or trauma-bonding behaviour as the Syndrome is also called.

What exactly happens within each of these victims is unknown, what is known that they “develop feelings” for their capturers while being held captive and coerced into intensively detrimental living conditions. The famous case in Sweden involving thieves Jan-Erik Olsson and Clark Olofsson and four hostages, ended with the freed hostages hugging and kissing their capturers as they were taken to jail.

One argument that tries to explain away the incomprehensible notion of why someone would fall in love with one’s capturer is that this behaviour supports the victim to survive until being freed. What this argument reveals, if we take the perspective of how we accept love to exist in our reality, is that love is predicated by abuse. In the most extreme rendering of abuse that humans are capable off, this translates to:  for love to exist, then there must be war.

A first reaction to such statements would prompt most to delineate that not all love is the same, and that the kind of love experienced through terror-bonding cannot be considered true love. However, this delineation is a form of fragmentation, a separation in how we see ourselves, exemplified by definitions and behaviours. It does not let us see that the perception of and believe in these differences is the denial of the evil that is humanity.

Once we let go of this fragmentation and look at contextualising our understanding of love as it exists in the world, we find that love, for example “true” versus “not true” – is indicated by degrees of abuse. Thus, it is the combination of ‘love as degrees of abuse’ by which we define ourselves in the world as loving beings.

Similar degrees of abuse as with the Stockholm Syndrome appear in the phenomenon of the battered wife who goes back to her abusive husband knowingly that she will repeatedly face situations of abuse. The love of conventional partnerships, on the other hand, reflect the standardised approach to ‘love as degrees of abuse’ which is not physically referenced yet is part and parcel to the repertoire of emotions we use to manipulate and sabotage our relationships. For example:  jealousy and competition constitute the hidden outcomes of abuse. Whether sexual or non-sexual, relationships with humans operate from this same emotional premise and abuse – in the name of love.

When we move away from the human-directed ‘love as degrees of abuse’ formula, we arrive at spiritual love. The most devastating version that permeates all spheres of society but especially the economic and religious societal arenas of cultures worldwide. The two foremost mechanisms that conjure up high degrees of abuse are self-righteousness and self-interest. In the former we are dealing with a ‘brand of god’ that the individual or the group is willing to wage war for, be it the holy war of Islam or the war of consumerism by the god of the law of attraction.  The economically supported self-interest of spiritual love starts off with the physical manifestation of a monetary system of have and have-nots which – in god we trust – will give permission to its believers to invade entire countries and wage war to take over resources that facilitate the ‘good life’.

The tools to conduct abuse are hidden behind a deceptive facade of oneness and goodness, which enables its followers to conveniently justify all kinds of atrocities. Self-righteousness as well as self-interest enable believers of spiritual love to neglect and deny responsibility as a member, a participant, in the group called humanity. Spiritual love followers negate physical application towards changing the system so that it is best for all.  In conclusion, the Stockholm Syndrome shows that all love is coupled with abuse and this abuse is accepted when it is within the stanardised approach to conventionally defined partner and relationships.

Evidently, the point of supporting an abusive monetary system can be seen when suggesting an EQUAL MONEY SYSTEM where those who react in fear cannot bear the loss of abuse. Abuse which emanates from our current economical system and which causes each to live their life in fear of survival. The suggestion of an EQUAL MONEY SYSTEM which would grant a free life from birth to death by taking care of all equally, brings up the identical dynamics as the Stockholm Syndrome: The belief in a good and loving delusion which maintains the abusive system as it is – than to stop all abuse and give to all what one wants for oneself. It is associating with ego, the abuser and emotional capturer, than associating with equal living for all and the end of all abuse.

At Desteni we say stop the deception of how we define love and stand up for the only definition of love: oneness through equality and what is best for all.

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2012 – The Atlantean equation

Atlantis and the myth about it used to have a magical effect on me. It allowed me to go into a dream state that I used as mental landing pad into my imagination: there is a whole world out there of which I know nothing of. Was it just a story, was it real?  I recall when the love & light community was considering humans as star seeds, and everyone chose a favourite extraterrestrial they wanted to be connected with, I wanted to be “from” Atlantis. Today, I realise that wanting to be ‘something’ else than human is an indication of the mess we humans have created of life on earth. A place that is becoming less and less inhabitable because of the accumulation of physical evidence that self-interest is destructive, and our existence in this way futile and finite.

To hear the real story of Atlantis from an Atlantean made me realise the illusion we live today.

When I listened to the interview: Atlantis – the untold story, I realised that my previous mystification of Atlantis is the escape we all exist within, to suspend the fear of not knowing who we are or where we came from, an escape mechanism we have so thoroughly accepted to exist as our culture. We use this mechanism to give ourselves the license to conjure up anything we want. “Hey, we just don’t know any better”.  The Atlantean who spoke through Sunette was clearly not feeding my imagination anymore. The being was showing us in its own words that there are other things that exist as reality – beyond our imagination, and that we have little or no clue of what that really is:  Growth of self through equality and oneness.

Atlanteans had a concrete grasp on maintaining oneness with each other. It was in their interest to maintain this oneness because it was in the interest of all – basic common sense! When the conditions for one are unacceptable then sooner or later this will be the case for all. For example: if we were to drop colour into a bucket of clear water, the water would become coloured throughout, the drop would not just stay in one corner, refusing to acknowledge that it is in the same bucket with all the other water and therefore not mix.  The more colour we add to the water in the bucket, the more intense the colour becomes. Take this as an analogy, humans are made up from 99% water.

Our existence is self-contradictory. One the one hand we are clueless of our beginnings, our purpose, if there is one; or why we live the way we do. On the other hand, the one thing we know for fact is where we are going because we actually create it physically in the world. This is the only reliable measure we have. Yet we make no use of it – we either deny the physical changes of earth, or we claim no participation. Here we miss exactly what it is we do in essence, and that which we claim to be our culture. We draw on activities that pursue illusion. We pursue that which is not real, not here in the physical world but we make it either so in our minds, or with physical means that can convince the mind and our feelings that the illusion is real.

From entertainment, such as the making of film, the writing of novels, the playing of games, to spirituality, rituals, and love & light celebrations – we persistently chase the illusionary. How can we not see this? It is so blatant in the world we live in – our population is largely starving, species are going extinct, we torture and massacre ourselves and all living creatures around us. Yet, the few that have a good life believe that the colour (referring to the water example mentioned above) will never reach them.  Nevertheless, the evidence is found among those as well: steadily increasing numbers of sicknesses and the consumption of pharmaceutical products – that are supposed to hold up a sick body in a sick world.

My conclusion after having listened to the Atlantean is this:
The pursuit of illusion in all its forms, resulting from the starting point of denial that we are held together by one place (earth) and by the same (earth) materials, diminishes life until non-existence is reached.

The pursuit of equality in all its forms, resulting from the starting point of acknowledgement that we are rooted and birthed from one place, supported by the same materials encourages infinite growth and the flourishing of all life.

My choice is clear.

Equality and oneness literature and interviews: http://www.eqafe.com

Equality and oneness economic approach: http://www.equalmoney.org

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2012 Why I was able to hear Desteni’s message

Desteni answers my childhood questions!

With Desteni I have come full circle to my childhood. Perhaps all children who are born into this world experience great discrepancies between what is happening on the planet and what makes sense to them. Many of us forget that when we are little, we are not so impressed by what the world of adults has to offer. For me this was a particularly strong point which is where my journey for answers started, and I remember this well.

When I was a child the adults in my immediate surrounding considered me a late bloomer. I was born into an environment where I had to figure much out for myself. I can remember thinking that adults where strange because they did not want to play anymore. I certainly did not want to become like them. All their serious occupations seemed to stress them with little enjoyment. I could also never see why adults did what they did – why was work and family everything in life?

More importantly I could not understand why the earth was split up in ‘sections’. In some sections people lived well, they could buy all kinds of things and load up their houses while in other sections people had nothing or very little.  About those ‘others’, who did not have what my family had, I knew little of. Back then the internet was not available and the general information flow did not flood my world the way it does today. Hence I learned about those ‘others’ in ad hoc situations, that seemed all too curious to me because no one had any real answers. Besides the occasional representative from charities coming to our house to collect money, the remainder of information concerning the ‘other’, or those who were not of middle-class European origin came to me in conversations like this one:

Mother: Eat what is on your plate. Other kids don’t have anything to eat – they would be so happy if they had what you have. So finish what’s on your plate.

Me: really? Where are those kids now?

Mother: they are in Africa

Me: and they can’t eat?

Mother: no they can’t eat

Me: but they must be hungry

Mother: of course they are hungry, they are just like you

Me: but if they are just like me, then why can’t they eat?

Mother: because they don’t have any money

Me: oh, why don’t they have money?

Mother: because they don’t have work

Me: why don’t they have work?

Mother: because the country is poor

Me: why is the country poor?

Mother: finish your plate and stop talking

Me: why can’t we make them rich the way we are – you said they are hungry just like me?

Mother: end of talking, you need to finish what’s on your plate NOW!

Me: but  I don’t understand…

My mother: I don’t care – finish your food NOW

Conversations like this one are not atypical for children, and my mother is not the only one who answered them in this way. All too often innocent questions end up unanswered because we, adults, no longer have common sense to answer in an earnest manner. How can we accept to not be able to answer to the most basic questions in life?

Later on in school I learned that this is all to do with our economic system; with supply and demand; with resources and labour that can be turned into money for the country; with interest rates and financing; that it had to do with government and organisation; politics and negotiations –  It all seemed unnecessarily complicated and unjustifiable.

Why does it have to be this way? was neither answered in school nor at university. All information was usually presented as irrefutable fact to which I had to succumb in my thinking, to be a good student and be accepted in society. I had to make-belief what I was told and not ask too many of the wrong kinds of questions. At some point in my teenage years when I realised that life is quite one dimensional, I turned to Eastern religion to find answers on why we live like we do in this world. The mystical and spiritual aspects of Eastern religion were the perfect place to escape to in hopes of finding ‘the’ kernel of truth that must be hidden somewhere, and that would explain it all. In essence, I realise today that I was pursuing my self-interest, the perfectly constructed diversion that would allow me to ignore what was happening around me, the abuse, the atrocities and the wars – it would allow me to shroud my life in self-righteousness behaviour and feel good about it.

I was already so conditioned to believe that through acquiring knowledge I would gain access to answers, I gladly studied Eastern religion to find my way out of this ‘darkness’. Answers, I thought, had to be earned through hard work, just like grades in school. This meant studying Sanksrit and learning the yoga sutras, the upanishads, the Baghavad Gita – spending my time in meditation and mantra repetition. In short, the harder the path to accomplishment seemed to be the more I believed to be on the right track.

My journey took me from Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism, yet there was always something that was a bit ‘strange’ or did not fit together quit so well. Thus, I believed that the current path I had selected was not right one in the long run, and this thinking gave me permission to move on. After all, why do Hindus stone people to death, in the so-called honour killings, when at the same time, they are vegetarians? Am I missing something?

When Eastern spirituality wore off and I still had not seen any profound answers to my questions and no real change in my personal life, I returned to the Western information pool. Meanwhile there were some people who were exposing that what we were taught by the authorities was a form of mind control. The insights these people had into our system made sense to me and gave me an outlet for my anger that I harboured against the injustices of the world. Anger, I had previously learned to suppress when I was on the mystical path. Mostly I read and listened to so-called conspiracy theories, which did not demand much else from me besides reading and listening to those who were broadcasting their ideas. From there I drifted into the Western love and light community, where many also had one foot in the conspiracy theories.
I started studying again, learning to write reams of affirmations, new methods of visualisations and meditation, working with crystals and other paraphernalia. Yet, just as all the previous times, something remained missing and left me dissatisfied.

My entry point into the Desteni material were Jack’s videos on the history of mankind. At first these videos confused me but also intrigued me and I felt attracted to them. In a couple of weeks I watched the 100 videos on the topic, every night after my day’s work. The perspectives on life and human existence were new and different, and they involved me, I was no longer the innocent bystander. I then took the step to sign up for the forum. Here were tools offered to me that I could use to enable myself: I had to become self-organised about my process of self-realisation. I had to take responsibility that the world was in this state, no one else was there to pick up the pieces, but I could stand up and do just that.

Suddenly terms like “oneness” made sense because they had a practical value and not as I previously experienced an intellectual one. I recall that that the vocabulary used in the various spiritual practices remained isolated from my daily reality. I saw myself continuously grasping to understand and to implement that which I learned in scriptures, from those who were channelling, and other spiritual figures. The statements that are made within the Desteni group are solid, and gave me practical guidelines in how I can take a concept, for example “oneness” and implement it to address my behaviour in the world. At the same time, Desteni is like a living organism, while changes in how the material is presented can occur, the essence never shifts.

From my perspective nothing has compared to Desteni, because equality and oneness are implemented all the way – on the micro and macro level. On the individual or micro level is where tools like self-forgiveness, self-corrective action are presented. The overall picture is also taken into consideration because to achieve practical oneness, a global system as such, the macro level, needs to change as well. The Equal Money System is the solution for an economic blueprint of oneness.

I related a long story in how I got to Desteni to show that I have tried many different approaches over time. Having arrived where I am right now is the end of that journey. The search is over, because through coming to Desteni I realise that I am this journey, to become equal to all that is here. All else is a quick fix which only does one thing: a self-serving attempt to stop one’s own suffering – yet not comprehending that all is truly connected in oneness. Like the mind is not separate from the body as Descartes and others intellectuals have suggested, thereby initiating the development of separation that we have taken to the extreme at this time – the individual is not separate from the group. This has never been understood on earth that is why all other attempts, practices and tradition have failed to bring absolute changes to humanity. This is also why Desteni will prevail and bring about a profound change in the world, and in the co-habitation of humans with all other beings.

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