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In this article I will discuss the notion of ‘property’, and propose a solution for how the institution of property can be changed in an Equal Money System.

Currently property is a form of control that we have created because our society is based on fear and more precisely fear of loss. This means that we have accepted ‘property’ as a means to ‘protect’ ourselves against each other, because of the underlying belief that there is not enough for everyone. Interestingly the word property sounds like poverty – because that is exactly what we have created. A system of exploitation where a small group is able to through the concept of property use and abuse the majority of human beings on this planet, where, mind you half the world exists in actual poverty and 20.000 children starve to death every day.

Yet is the belief ever questioned that ‘there isn’t enough’?

Isn’t it striking that those areas in the world that are experiencing the most dramatic poverty are often also those who are the largest exporters of Food in the world ?

So, clearly – there is something not working in our system.

This is why we propose an Equal Money System – as it is seen that the current economic system is gone out of hand and is no longer able to be adjusted in any beneficial direction. As we can see daily in the news: it is only getting worse.

An Equal Money system is based on the premise that money is merely what we agree it to be. An Equal Money System is a new socioeconomic system where the value of money will be based on the Equal Value of All Life. This means that practically speaking money will no longer be the supreme holder of value – but instead we all agree that instead Life should be valued and supported and not money for the sake of money.

What this practically means is that money will become a tool of distribution and access that will equally be made available to all. In other words: everyone will have Equal Money from birth till death, so that everyone’s practical needs are always met and no one need to experience any form of material lack ever again. This is a mathematical problem that can be worked out once it is acknowledged that there are in fact more than enough resources in the world as is confirmed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

This is just to give you a basic understanding as to what it is we are accepting in the current system and what is in fact possible, if we would agree on some new principles to guide decision-making.

So, let’s now turn to property and what property will become in an Equal Money System.

In an Equal Money System there will no longer be property as we currently know it. Here I suggest we replace it with the notion of ‘allocation’. Currently you are through money able to buy an item and then claim this item as yours. Within this you have the ‘legal right’ to dispose of your item as you please, since it is your ‘property’. Hence you are never really accountable for the way you handle that which is given to you, because as the ‘owner’ you are ‘the boss’ and your item is your slave. In an Equal Money system such inequality and abuse will no longer be acceptable, as with ‘allocation’ you are no longer the ‘owner’ of that which is given to you. Instead you become the caretaker, where you understand that there is equality between you and that which is under your care and that you must now look after the item as your child to be entitled to use it.

Let’s take housing as an example. In terms of housing, no one will ‘own’ the house they live in, as everything belongs to the earth, just as your body belongs to the earth. So, to be ‘allocated’ a house will then mean that you are given the care of that house and that you are now (alone or with others) responsible for the house. Allocation thus means an agreement between you and that which you are allocated, to take care of it in the best possible way so that it can be handed to the next person in an optimal state, just as it was given to you.

Obviously allocation will imply a great level of responsibility, which implies not only the willingness but also the practical skill to in fact be able to handle a household and to maintain a physical house. In other words there will be actual training required and practicals to be able to assess whether a person is actually ready to be allocated a house. This can be done with a system of licenses where for all kinds of items you require to have a license. In the example of housing the license could be incorporated in the general education curriculum, where for last year ‘students’, a housing area would be made available with houses for them to live in during the last six months of their year, to learn how to practically take care of a house and to through direct experience learn all the aspects that must be considered within utilizing a house. The readiness of the ‘student’ can then easily be assessed through assessments with feedback – after which a final assessment can be given after a few months to see if the suggestions and the feedback have been applied. Then the ‘student’ receives the license and is then entitled to be allocated a house.

This solution can be applied to any form of allocation, such as allocation of specific high tech materials – which require specific knowledge and maintenance, but also the allocation of animals: where you must prove your ability to take responsibility for that particular animal with full understanding.

Licenses will thus play a major role in an Equal Money System – as the licenses will be the measurement of your practical responsibility skills. Regarding the basic points that would form part of everyone’s requirement, such as housing, modules with licenses would be able to be implemented in the normal curriculum. Hence a normal curriculum will become actual ‘life-training’ – instead of merely the absorption of knowledge and information and to then be sent out into the world with no practical preparation whatsoever.

Allocation through a licensing system is but one of the many points that would drastically change the face of this world.

Fear will no longer exist in relation to you having the right to exist in this world, as Equal Money will facilitate the peaceful coexistence of all human beings – all being equally entitled to be part of this world and explore Life.

Join the research at http://equalmoney.org

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

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

 

Last week we received two different brochures in the mailbox where one was originating from the town administration, sharing the great achievements that had been done for the town of Ghent in terms of leisure projects and public construction, which are all points that are said to add to the value of Ghent as a place to live – while the other brochure was amongst others exposing how the town administration was actually wasting money on such projects while the town is actually facing a growing number of people who are no longer able to afford normal living conditions, such as paying for a decent place to live – and pointing out that the town marketing is misdirecting the budget for projects that should not be given priority and that only add to the market value of Ghent, while a large portion of it’s inhabitants are deliberately being neglected and considered to be of no value.   

What is striking is that when one would receive only the first brochure which glorifies the town achievements one would really believe that Ghent is a beautiful and benevolent place. Yet, when checking the reality behind this picture, one will find that this effort to build a great picture is the result of a deliberate choice to not support everyone equally but instead choose for quick glory and personal gratification.

How can one claim that poverty and inequality are ‘difficult issues’ – while at the same time millions are being wasted for the pleasure and entertainment of that portion of the population who live above a certain level of comfort? Isn’t this the most backwards reasoning possible?

Clearly this shows that what is valued and ‘cared for’ is money, and not the inhabitants. If the inhabitants were placed first all the money would first be allocated according to who needs it the most, and then if there is something left one could look at entertainment.

This issue reflects a serious problem in the common sense of Humanity – as the numbers of worldwide poverty rare showing, where incredible reasons are given as to why it is ‘difficult’ to for instance end world poverty and world hunger, while at the same time exorbitant amounts of money are being spent everywhere around the world just for entertainment and even downright harmful means.

If all of humanity were to agree on one simple thing, namely what is priority in the context of what is best for everyone together – then it is clear and obvious to me that the greatest issues of suffering and inequality in this world would be able to be sorted out in no time. As it has already been noted, with the US’s yearly military spending alone one could feed and educate the whole world for many many years.

Such forms of abuse should be exposed in all possible ways to show that none of the atrocities humanity is now busy justifying at great length (this in itself also costs a lot of money!!!), are necessary in any way whatsoever and that they only exist because no one is willing to go against the flow of greed and self-interest to bring common sense to the world. Imagine: every day 1 billion people go to sleep with an empty stomach. What if that was you – would you not agree that humanity as a whole is absolutely fucked up? Would you not insist that first everyone needs to be taken care of in their basic needs before attention is given to secondary needs? Wouldn’t you say WTF ???!!!!.

Consider that a change in the system is possible to End this suffering and abuse. Investigate Equal Money, as an actual solution and a new starting point for this world, based on priorities in the context of what is best for all.    

It is perfectly possible to provide decent housing, education, nutrition, electricity, water, clothes, and any other technical support for every human being in this world. Join the research at http://equalmoney.org

I had the opportunity to see the documentary Waiting for Superman a while ago, which talks about the American school system and exposes the mechanisms that keep the quality of education in America in a very bad state.

A large amount of numbers are shown in this movie to establish that yes, the United States are dealing with a serious problem throughout their education, causing massive amounts of children to drop out of school and causing the overall population to be poorly educated.

Then they take a look at what the reasons for this could be, because on the one hand they have these very bad figures, while on the other hand they do have schools that seem to work comparatively better, where new forms of learning are able to be tested out and children systematically produce better results.

What is ultimately asserted as the main cause for this problem is that under the American school system it is extremely difficult to get a schoolteacher fired. There had been some attempts by certain politicians to effect change by firing large amounts of teachers who were known to not do their job properly – yet what they faced was a heavy procedure that made this nearly impossible. This procedure in turn is the work of the teacher-Unions, who initially had tried to ‘protect’ teachers and ‘stand up for the rights of teachers’.

So, the point of the teacher-contract and the teacher-unions are pointed at as the cause why the public school system in America is ‘unable to improve’ – however what is missed within this, is that there is yet a deeper factor which determines the behavior of the teacher-unions and the apparent greed of the teachers. This is the socio-economic factor. Namely: it is not questioned that it is normal for a person to be able to get fired from their job and then simply be without income.

In other words: the cause of the bad public school system in America is not due to the teacher Unions per say, but due to the acceptance of a system in which one need to wage labor in order to have access to money to be able to survive. Hence, it is the consequence of the de-valuation of life which is expressed through our current economic system.

Imagine what would happen to schools if the teacher was not standing there because he/she needs money to pay his/her bills? But instead ONLY because he/she is motivated to the bone to find the best possible way to teach the children some skills that will make them more self-responsible and self-reliable human beings. There seem to exist teachers who really ‘love their job’ – but as the documentary proves that is not enough to produce decent overall education. As long as the primary motivation for teaching is money – one will not be able to trust public schooling.

Hence it is clear that the poor education in America is but merely a facet of a much bigger problem, namely the socio-economic system that not only America – but, by now, pretty much the whole world have agreed upon. A system in which only half of the world is supported and the rest is either existing in poverty or either experiencing downright starvation.  

It is clear that public schooling is not here to benefit the children – because if that were the case the children would have been able to question the system, and as they grow older, decide that an alternative must be created. Instead as is shown in the documentary, they are demoralized and pushed to ‘give up’.  

Only when the socio-economic foundation of the system is replaced with one of Equal Unconditional support for all, will it be possible to start looking at education for real – because now every and all decisions made in this world are governed by money – and never by what is best for the child.

Are you interested in a world where life is actually valued and real education is possible?

Investigate Equal Money.

http://equalmoney.org

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

What needs to be understood when answering this question – is that laws in the current system are written to protect the system and never to support the individual. They only have a function and purpose in the current system – where the starting point is survival and the struggle for money.

What will happen with the implementation of the Equal Money system is that most of the laws that currently exist  – will be deleted as they have no purpose in the new system.

For instance, with inmates that have ‘broken the law’ in the previous system such as in the case of ‘theft’ – when it can easily be assessed that the person was only acting out of necessity in the system to survive; such a person will be rehabilitated when the new system is implemented. In fact all ‘crimes’ that have been committed in the old system that were motivated by money and survival will rather quickly be rehabilitated.

The reason for this is that the ‘danger’ they allegedly presented to society – was really an outflow of the conditions set by the system. To give one example: with the amount of money that is currently in circulation as currency – there is actually not enough to pay off all the debt in the world. To, within such conditions uphold a system of laws as apparent morality and justice in which the individual is to blame for his desperate behavior – is pure cruelty and unacceptable abuse.

The criterion is very simple: would the ‘crime’ have been able to be committed in an Equal Money system, where every being is supported from birth to never in their life have to experience scarcity or any form of material lack? If the answer is ‘no’ (because why would the person steal money from their neighbor if everyone is monthly receiving the exact same amount of money with which they can largely cover their basic needs?) – then clearly we are dealing with a case of provocation on the part of the system – and the supporters of this system should then be held accountable and not the individual who merely suffered a mathematical outflow of the conditions set in this system. 

So, this is with regards to crimes that were committed, but where it can be determined that they weren’t actually crimes, because every person – given the circumstances – would have acted in exactly the same manner.

Other crimes where the link between the act on the one hand and the context of money and survival on the other hand is less apparent – will need more scrutiny. In some cases, the conclusion will be the same as in the above examples – in others the conclusion will be that the person actually requires assistance to stop their harmful behavior, which means the person is to participate in a ‘self-responsibility program’ – where they learn to stop themselves from harming others. This can be in the context of rape-, and violence- and murder cases.

Another example would be drug abuse. A large portion of today’s inmates are incarcerated for drug related crimes. If we are speaking about crimes resulting out of a drug addiction as such then clearly the person must prove that they are able to stand clear from the addiction – which must be done under supervision, after which rehabilitation can ensue. If the drug crime was merely a way to get money without drug addiction being involved as such then immediate rehabilitation should also be considered, because there is really no difference between selling alcohol on market or selling heroine – and bartenders are not put to prison.

In an Equal Money System the focus will change from incarceration and monetary fines as a penal system to re-education through re-education centers. A re-education center is a place where a person is placed to get support with stopping their destructive behavior.   

The starting point of an equal money system is self-responsibility of the individual. This means that a person will always first be supported to take responsibility for themselves and come to a self-directed change – instead of being judged and condemned a priori. The way a person will be assisted is through being offered a total training in self-forgiveness and self-corrective action – under supervision, until the person has proven that they can live and work together with other people in a dignified manner.

If such change however does not come about then the person has actually made a statement that they are unwilling to take responsibility for themselves and that they are unwilling to change.

In such case they have actually given up their right to self-determination and can thus be put away as per their own permission. This is a matter of common sense: if a person keeps repeating the same patterns of abuse – such as raping children – even after an opportunity is given for self-change through self-forgiveness and self-corrective action – and still the person continues, then there is no point in keeping the person around and there is no more forgiveness.

In an Equal Money system actual justice and fairness will exist because everyone will receive an equal opportunity and an equal start in the system.  This will be ensured through equal access to education, equal access to housing, equal access to electricity, equal access to food, equal access to clothing, etc. for everyone. Everyone will receive equal unconditional support. Therefore no one will be able to claim that they were disadvantaged as an excuse for abusive behavior – and the measures that are in such cases imposed on an individual such as re-education will then be justified.

The conclusion is therefore that crime in an EMS will greatly diminish – as the inequalities that were causing violence and crime will be removed. Equal Money Ends all slavery – and therefore there will be no more suppressed injustice – with every participant being supported and given attention as an equal.

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…

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