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It is interesting that when a country like Greece faces a high debt deficit – it is immediately regarded as an infected country – whereas a country like the US with a 12 trillion dollar debt – can without problems maintain its ‘financial position’ in the world.

This as an obvious indicator that the economy isn’t real.

There is now a popular trend that Greece should leave the Euro and possibly return to a national currency, which is causing alarm from the other European countries, as that could affect the whole euro-project.

Yet what is missed within all this, is that fundamentally this will change nothing – as the replacement of one currency with the other will not remove the agreed upon existence of the debt cycle.

For instance: In 2001 Goldman Sachs made a deal with Greece which resulted in a debt of 2.8 Billion euros + 600 million euro to be repaid additionally. Such a contract has by law real physical consequences  as there will be unimaginable amounts of labor and suffering necessary to ever be able to repay such a debt. This while the transaction itself only involved playing with numbers and digits in computers – almost like a video game.

If I now say that the whole economy is actually a video game – it becomes easy to see the messed up nature of what we as humanity are actually accepting and allowing.

Instead of realizing that the rules of this game are up to each and every single being to co-determine through collective agreement, as each one is equally being affected by it, we have accepted the rules of the game as Holy and have come to accept even the most debased agreements in the name of the Holy rules of the game. Why is the existence of debt being accepted as if it is real? Why are no economists standing up and calling the current system a scam?

If Greece were to leave the euro and return to a national form of currency – this would merely put Greece back into another level of the same video game.

The point that must be understood is that money itself has no intrinsic value. An example to prove  this is that banks are by law permitted to lend out 10 times the actual amounts of credit they have in reserve, which is called fractional reserve banking. On top of that they are entitled to interest upon this non-existent money. Lending is therefore always a fictional operation – yet with real physical consequence to the other party.

The only solution to end the current financial crisis is move away from the current accepted form of money in every way – and to create a new monetary system.

A new agreement must be made that makes money a trustworthy tool that can be used to support all human beings on this planet – instead of it being an unpredictable weapon for greed and control which only benefits a minority and impoverishes and abuses and harasses the large majority. More than half the world at this very day exists in poverty  with 1 billion going to sleep every night on an empty stomach – while there are and for a long time have been more than enough resources in this world to feed and support everyone, as is stated on paper by the United Nations Food and Agriculture organization.

It is time to stop pretending that we don’t have an answer while the answers are right here. Investigate the Equal Money system and see how that will change and transform the experience of life on Earth – as it will guarantee an equal income and equal support to every human being born on this planet, with the resources and the knowledge that are already here.

http://equalmoney.org

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

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This is a quote taken from Jose Graziano de Silva’s submission program – who has now taken the office of Director General in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

“During its 65 years of life, FAO can claim to have contributed to a remarkable growth in food output. Average per capita food availability has risen by 40%. Enough food is now being produced to meet the needs of all of the world’s population that has risen in the past 65 years from 2.5 billion to almost 7 billion.

This success in expanding food output, however, has not been enough to overcome hunger. One in seven people in the world – almost one billion people – face hunger every day of their lives, and almost 3 billion more are affected by malnutrition, including health-damaging malnutrition caused by over-consumption of food. In other words, over half of the world’s population suffers from not eating properly. People are hungry, not so much because of lack of food availability, but mainly because they cannot afford the food they need for a healthy and productive life.”

The statement is clear: there is enough food for everyone – but everyone doesn’t have enough money to buy food.

The solutions in Graziano’s program indicate that he is not considering a change in the economic system as a way to change this situation.

So, I will place some perspectives here for anyone involved in governments, NGO’s or international organizations, that should by now be part of your consideration. The points I will discuss are the Basic Income Grant (BIG) and the Equal Money System (EMS).

Simplistically, BIG is a system based on redistribution of money – where the redistribution is done within the bounds and parameters of the current economic and monetary system. Under the BIG system every person in the world has the right to a basic unconditional income to cover all their basic needs. As can be seen from the quote taken from Graziano’s program – (“People are hungry, not so much because of lack of food availability, but mainly because they cannot afford the food they need for a healthy and productive life.”) – this would in effect give everyone access to food and end hunger in the world. 

The decision to implement such a social program – would be a political matter that requires world consensus. Yet, with half the world already being malnourished, it will not be too hard to find a majority who will demand equal access to basic needs, through a BIG system.

An Equal Money system goes completely beyond that – and involves a total transformation of social, political, and economic structures. Here the monetary system itself is replaced with a new monetary system – where money is no longer based on debt – but is simply made available as an abundant resource so that any project that is best for all can always be ‘sponsored’.  Under Equal Money every person in the world is supported from birth till death – to never in their life experience any form of deprivation.

These are practically feasible solutions for this world one should investigate – if one is really serious about creating a better world for All.

It should be clear by now that within the bounds of the current economic system – there will not be any change forthcoming that can stand the test of time. Hence why we propose that BIG should be used as a means to transition towards an EMS. The collapse of the current economic system is inevitable and world hunger will only escalate as long as one try and find solutions while trying to honor this system. With half the world being malnourished – we can say the current system is a holocaust and should therefore no be honored. 

I suggest one investigate BIG and EMS in considerable depth – you may be astounded at the simplicity of it all, and how come you never even heard about it.

 

http://equalmoney.org

Gabriel Zamora Moreno

Starvation is currently accepted as one of the conditions of humanity’s earthy existence. It is presented as being part of being here.

“This earthly existence is simply too tough to manage – and there is simply no other way but to abuse each other for at least ‘a majority’ to be able to ‘prosper’”.

What is not realized is that all the conditions that are perceived as being the limitations and harsh conditions of “this earthy existence” are actually the result of deliberate choices made by human beings – and how we as humanity have decided to manage our existence as a group.

For instance: the earth grows plants and vegetables that are nutritious to human beings – yet the cultivation and distribution of these foods are then a point that is the responsibility of the human being.

It is a well known fact that in terms of food availability – there is more than enough recourses to support every being on the planet.

Yet the systems we have put in place to facilitate the cultivation and distribution of the recourses are not based on the intention to support all beings equally – but on how these recourses can be used to give some an advantage over others, because fundamentally the belief is accepted that life is a struggle and one must abuse in other to survive.

Therefore through the current money system humanity has set up and created its own excuse as to why it’s is impossible to stand together as a group in which all are equally taken care of, because we have made sure that in its foundation humanity stands divided, using fear and competition.

In a way that is why the Equal Money system is feared and opposed so extensively whenever it is being presented and explained. Because if the current  system is removed and replaced with a new economic foundation based on equality and all-inclusivity – then each one will be able to see that there is no need to continue the way they currently exist – and that change is actually possible.  

Technically speaking it is already within our reach to end mass-poverty and starvation on Earth. This is merely a matter of numbers and logistics and doesn’t require a new scientific discovery.  All it really takes is a political decision and the determination to pull this through on a world scale –meaning: it would require co-operation on all levels of decision making. This includes government and corporate. Therefore in order for an equal system to be set in place and implemented a co-operation must exist on the government and corporate level worldwide. Together with this a major adjustment is required in the monetary systems: money must be completely stripped of its current functionality and given a new functionality: to be a an empowering medium that enables humanity to facilitate a global system based on equality and Human Rights – instead of it being a tool to enslave through debt.

The proof that Equal Money will End starvation and poverty is that there exist food surpluses everywhere around the world – this includes the regions where people are actually starving. Therefore as soon as the point of equal distribution is given proper direction through an equal money system – you end starvation, because Equal Money for all means: equal access for all!

The only way this can work is if it is agreed upon by all of humanity that profit is harmful to life and that instead now money will be designed to support Life.

This is the Equal Money System: an equal income for all Human Beings on earth, from Birth till Death, so that no one ever need to worry about ‘survival’ – and instead we can start focusing on how we want to live together.

You think that’s impossible?

Are you sure you’ve not been brainwashed?  

Investigate…

http://equalmoney.org

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

At the moment the Vatican is literally a state within a state – an entity with it’s own government and its own ‘guard’– where the pope holds the ‘power’ of an ‘absolute monarch’ – combining executive, legislative and judicial power, which makes him the last remaining ‘absolute monarch’ in Europe.

Therefore within an Equal Money system – from a legal perspective – the Vatican will be ‘dissolved’, just like all other borders and nations.

The papacy will be ‘deleted’ as a position because it is not best for all but only best for the few. The pope will be asked to ‘step down’ and stand equal.  

In an Equal Money System everyone is supported from birth till death – this will show humanity that they are actually able to take responsibility for their own world – and that there is no need to stand inferior to some imaginary God one apparently need to feel protected and cared for. Humanity will be supported by their neighbor – and through the labor one give – one will always equally receive. And through the Equal Money System Humanity will be their own God.

The whole system will be geared towards empowering each one to stand as a self-responsible equal. Equal in knowledge, equal in understanding, equal in money, equal in power, equal in self-dignity and self-respect. With the tools of self-forgiveness and self-honesty it will be shown that there is no part of reality that self is unable to take responsibility for – and thus, that there is no need for Gods and religious institutions. The focus will be physical reality and the development of effective common sense to live and interact in a way that is best for all.

The buildings in the Vatican will have to be assessed as to what can be done with them. If it is practical then I would suggest the interiors be converted to habitations that are part of the basic support for all.  

This will show that greed and inequality are no longer accepted and that all Life must be honored Equal.

For more information on Equal Money, investigate: http://equalmoney.org

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

I found a documentary online, “Secret Life of Japan” which I recommend everyone to watch.  It tells the story of how economic insecurity is driving high numbers of people in Japan to suicide (more than 33.000 every year). People lose their jobs due to “restructuring” of the companies and become marginalized, being unable to find new jobs or financial support.

It showed how a high level executive ended up as a bum in the park – showing how this can happen to anyone.

In a related documentary, “Aokigahara: the suicide Forest”, it is reported how every year up to a hundred people in Japan go to the forest Aokigahara and never come back.

Japan is not alone in this, a similar situation exists in India – where regions are hit with high numbers of farmer suicides due to poverty and more specifically being in debt. “Secret Life in Japan” showed how debt was a factor as well in most suicide-cases – where people simply see no other way but to end their lives, regardless of family and children.

Japan suicides are but one example of the outflows of the current system – that is operating in exactly the same way everywhere in the world. The foundation of this is the money system that is based on survival and debt. The money that comes into circulation always has negative value – it is already debt from the start – because that is how the system was arranged and agreed upon on paper. (Did you know that?) The current money-system in fact expresses humanity’s agreement that life is worthless, because there is never enough money for everyone to pay off their debts. This is why currently half the world is poor, with 20.000 children starving each day and 1 billion going to sleep every night with an empty stomach.

There is no actual scarcity, only lack of money.

Did you know that there is largely sufficient capacity to feed, clothe, educate and support every human being on earth – to the extent that everyone could lead a dignified and wealthy life?

For instance: “The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) found in a 1997 study that 78% of all malnourished children under five in the developing world live in countries with food surpluses” (read full article)

Did you know that?

I suggest investigate a new system based on the value of life – where life is actually supported and cared for from birth. This is not an outrageous speculation, but a mathematical provable solution. Investigate the Equal Money system. The current system is a holocaust and you are here and part of it – so stand up and be part of the solution. Join us on www.equalmoney.org.

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

I’m now in the process of looking for a new apartment and I’d like to share an observation I made after having visited several different apartments/houses.  

So, it happened a couple of times that I would enter an apartment/house and would think to myself that the space is actually nicely furnished – in terms of the furniture being chosen to fit with the interior. However – people have this thing that when they leave a place and move to the next – they take all their furniture with them… I find this impractical for more than one reason, because now everyone who move is taking their furniture with them all the time – from one place to the next: every time emptying the house as much as possible, taking everything that is not attached to the walls and taking it with – leaving empty rooms that need to be completely refurnished for them to be habitable.

So, it occurred to me that people are only doing this because they believe their furniture is precious and more valuable than that of others – and because they know that if they’re going to enter a new place the old inhabitants will have taken all their furniture away as well – such a sad story !

How I see it is it would be far more practical if everyone just leave their furniture where it is – because it was most often than not specifically chosen to fit with a particular interior – where one would then know that wherever one go – the former inhabitants will have left all their furniture in the house. Because what is the point of everyone every time taking all their furniture with like weasels? It just make it impractical for everyone – I say leave the furniture !  Stop being a spoiler !

The reason why this point is now part of culture is because furniture is regarded as ‘capital’ as well – and because capital is scarce, one should ‘hold on’ to one’s capital. It’s like people are still nomads – travelling around with their furniture, without even realizing this – fascinating….

Investigate what will be possible in a world of Equal Money for All…

http://equalmoney.org

Today I came across some interesting articles regarding Dominique Villepin, who is former French prime minister, and his idea of a national basic income for all Frenchmen… which is termed a “revenu citoyen garanti”. A guaranteed income for all citizens. This project will be taken into the 2012 presidential elections for France by Villepin – so I found it worthwhile to investigate as he is considered to be an influential politician.

From what I could gather from articles and a video interview done by himself – the plan is to give every citizen a basic income of 850 euro a month who does not have any other source of income. This is supposed to be a ‘security net’ that should restore the citizens’ dignity – in that no citizen will be allowed to exist in financial insecurity as ‘France is a wealthy country’.

To be clear – the idea is based on redistribution through a ‘targeted taxation system’ that will allow to support those Frenchman who are currently without income. And there is mention of a 30 Billion euro budget to make this happen… so clearly the proposed ‘change’ is within the bounds of the current economic and monetary system – and therefore will not give a sustainable solution in the long run.

I have a general interest in any program that supports a basic income for all – even though here, as in all of the other branches of the universal income project – the point is still approached from within the current existing monetary an economic system and therefore not a real solution.

The technical cause of the crisis is the monetary system itself – which is inherently unstable because it is based on inequality (profit is a relationship of inequality) and therefore it can never include all of humanity – as there must always be large numbers of human beings to be exploited so that a minority can make a profit.     

It would however be interesting if France would actually get to a point of actually trying Villepin’s program – as that will make it clear that a completely new economic and monetary system is actually required for any real change to actually be possible. What do I mean with real change? With real change I mean to actually change the human experience on earth – from an existence of competition, struggle and survival to a point of freedom, dignity and equality.

The ‘point’ with the equal basic income – is that it has to be done by implementing a new monetary  system altogether, through which one can simply generate the money required to allocate to everyone equally. This money system will be different from the current one in that your money will only be able to be used once, as the purpose of the money will merely be to ensure equal distribution and to prevent abuse. Thus money will no longer be a symbol of ‘power’ that one can accumulate, but only a means of communication. Historically speaking it will be the ‘end of capitalism’ – because what is capitalism? It is that point in human history where money became a trading commodity in itself – which is where the economy stopped making any sense, as one could now make money directly from money itself. But it will also be the end of profit altogether. As the starting point for exchange will no longer be to take advantage of each other – but to actually support each other. Unimaginable !

Let’s have a look at profit. The principle of profit is that I want to exchange good or services with someone in such a way that I get MORE out of the exchange than what I put into it. So, somehow I will always have to convince the other person to accept my unequal bargain so that I may ‘win’ from the deal. Therefore to make profit always involves an element of ‘stealing’. Thus if all of humanity engage in such behavior – you end up with half the world living in absolute poverty – which is precisely the situation we have in fact created. That point alone should make any sane person realize that profit should be made illegal as an unspeakable crime against humanity.

So – back to Villepin – the solution he presents is not a real solution unfortunately – as it does not actually challenge the current existing economic order of profit and gain – nor the banking system and the monetary system that perpetuate inequality and abuse on a world-scale.

To find out what a real solution could look like that includes everyone, investigate Equal Money and join the research.

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

http://equalmoney.org