Oct 20, 2010

Why Has The Multicultural Model Failed (In Western Societies)

Here is a very interesting recent issue voiced in Europe’s politosphere that caught my attention and today I decided to write on it, because it is a rather rare event to hear rationality speaking openly, especially from current political leaders (who all try to adjust their speeches to the agreed-on opinions and generally refrain from expressing views that differ from the popular ones, because of lobbyist-attacks, PR and censorship concerns). 

A few days ago, the German chancellor Angela Merkel finally gathered courage to state that “The multicultural model has utterly failed” (She looked very anxious on different social occasions on TV, there was this concert for an official event, a week or so ago, and she was sitting there uncomfortably on her chair with the audience, her body language conveying inner unsettlement).
I’ve been thinking on the cultural integration issue in Europe since some time now and I was honestly perplexed as to why it was not addressed rationally, but only defended by privately-funded lobbyist organizations, who only defended their payrolls and address the unintegrated minorities’ issue with poor and one-sided arguments. I guess politicians were too busy to argue with those lobbyists, many of which come directly from the European Council, arrogantly flashing sanctions threats. 

So, let’s begin our rational interpretation of the Social Integration concept by drafting a definition of it. To integrate in a society means to adopt the host societies’ laws, conducts, learn the official language, become a part of the work force, pay your bills and taxes. To integrate into a society basically means to adopt its culture, apart from becoming a part of its social system (leisuring around on undeserved social benefits doesn’t count).  

Now, let’s tackle those elusive principles of Democracy concerning human rights and freedoms. Europe, these days, considers itself a world leader in Democratic human rights and tolerance. You could come in any EU country and settle in, find a job, raise a family. So long as people are respecting each other and everyone adheres to the given social standards in education and culture, all is basically good. You have the freedom to practice your religion and your cultural traditions alongside, as long as those traditions, in particular, does not seriously collide with the higher human rights principles in place at the culture you wish to integrate in. For instance, it is quite conceivable that if you live in any European country and practice traditional under-age or forceful marriages, you will be opposed by the society, which holds the values of Democratic human rights and freedoms. 

Thus, we come to a controversy. On the one hand, the Democratic principles hold that people have the rights to practice their alien traditions and religious beliefs and on the other hand, at some point those same Democratic principles of higher understanding for the individual’s rights and freedom are demanded to be waived, because they clash with the traditions and religious beliefs of immigrants. 

I have long realized that other cultures, in particular Muslim ones, blatantly exploit western societies’ Democratic tolerance values and are consistently trying to establish a sort of sub-societies that refuse to follow western values, laws and conducts, demanding that they live by their own laws, customs and paradigms. Alright then, considering that this trend of sub-societies based on religious views is highly unhealthy for the harmony of the entire social unit that is being defragmented in this way, I wonder then why are those people living in western societies at all? If they want to live by their own laws and traditions, refusing to integrate, then why don’t they just go back to their home countries and live there in peace the way they want? So here is the cynicism. They want the social well being and convenience of western societies, that is why they persistently stay. They want to live in western societies, but in the same time don't want to fit into its cultural standards. This creates a controversy and social strain.

I like semithic people, their emotionality and exotic culture, but I don’t like the cynicism in Islam and its orthodox dogma that makes people retarded. And indeed, if western societies continue to lower their social standards and humanity values in order to suit the demands of less culturally advanced social groups, then our societies are at a real risk of downgrading in a cultural sense. 

You cannot call a society that treats women with lesser rights then men “advanced”.
Muslim women claim they veil themselves by their own choice, but this is of course a lie out of no choice. They simply cannot express any other opinion than this, otherwise they will suffer consequences in their sub-societies, sometimes even very serious ones. 

Yes, there are the Indian women, dressing traditionally as well, one might argue. The problem is that Indians are not aggressive, as opposed to Muslims. And yes, I do realize that one is ethnic designation and the other religious, I do make a point with this too. It is way too long to discuss it here, but Islam hasn’t been always like this, in terms of its aggressiveness, but in recent history it had became like this, as a sort of collective psychological defense-mechanism reaction. Things are complicated, as usual when human issues are involved. 

A Theory of Everything seems inapplicable to humans, unlike the Universe. When you think about the Universe, the more you contemplate it, the simpler it seems, while when contemplating on human society, the more you think about it all, the more complex and entangled it gets. 

Actually, all religious dogma is retarding to modern culture. And not just Islam is cynical, Judaism too, Christianity and secular ideologies like politics as well. The real problem, in the bottom of it all, are people themselves and their  narrow interpretation of it all, short-sightedness, ignorance and selfishness. People's cultural primitivity, in short.

Of course, there is a solution that can disentangle this Gordian Knot. And that is when all the different peoples finally agree that religious dogma is archaic and has served its time. When people agree on a new, more advanced and rational interpretation of the historic function of religion, the source of its symbolism and myth. When we all adopt a new, more advanced understanding of ourselves, of this Universe and this reality we all live in. 

However, such a collective realization requires mental effort, a release from willful ignorance, certain levels of intelligence and knowledge too. And these qualities are not as wide spread, as profane religious zeal, so such a reconciliation seems all but improbable in the near future. It is alive and existing in potential today, but humanity is not ready for it yet. Which is very sad, because we just prolong this Idiocracy we all live in, to the collective suffering of us all. 
People are idiots. Don’t want to offend anyone by saying that, I am an idiot too, so relax.

This topic is far from encompassed, even in brief, as I said, it’s deep and complex. As a post scriptum, in regard to the part of the title in brackets – duh, as far as I am aware the concept of multiculturalism exists mostly in western societies. You can’t obtain a permission to build churches here and there in Muslim countries, you know. In fact, there aren’t really any well-being Christian sub-cultures in Muslim societies, for that matter. Don’t wonder why. Because they demand tolerance from us, but don’t return us the favor. This is just not right. Such a dupes.

By the way, social integration has nothing to do with racism and skin color. It is about culture and values. Just to make this one clear.

In conclusion, the lack of social integration of minorities in a larger social group inevitably leads to social defragmentation, tension and general degradation of the collective well-being. It is interesting to note, that in the US we observe just the same trend. The lack of proper cultural integration of all immigrant groups leads to social problems and social degradation, which, if left unaddressed, will only get worse. Despite their very well conceived artificial culture in the face of American Patriotism, that has been designed exactly for reasons of providing a cultural glue for social integration of all the different peoples. They should have devised a new, American Religion as well, this would have ensured a complete social integrity. lol

Oct 7, 2010

Is Depression A Mental Disorder or Is It A Lack Of Self-Management Education? The Inhumane Side Effects of Psychiatry Drugs

Life. Life is such an awe. There is no word that can comprehend it on her own. Life can be described in a thousand ways, with a million words or with complete silence rapt in awe. Contemplating its multilayered, multidimensional misteries is such a bliss for the mind on its own. Marvelling at its brilliance. Looking with astonishment at the most simple things that with the most subtle variations create the most diverse outcomes in forms, qualities, properties, levels. Levels of energy, it is all fundamentally one cosmic symphony of vibration, indeed. So unbelievable, so strange. The same energy in different levels. Frequencies.

That's all there is. We are made of it. Even more, we are it. Entangled with it for eternity, whether we appreciate it or not. It doesn't matter anyway. Or, does it? Does one's awareness matter? If you realize, does this new state of your mind affects your frequencies? And if so, what is the subsequent effect of all other frequencies in relation to you?
They should get affected as well and ultimately, one's personal realization may propagate, as a frequency effect, this energy change reflecting in the whole Universe. Maybe, a part of this symohony gets attuned with my frequency or maybe we affect each other? We may cancel one another or amplify our intensity? A matter of tuning? Am I attuned with myself? Attuned with the frequencies around me? What is Inspiration? What is the frequency of inspiration? Does it affect other frequencies around me? When I get inspired, when my spirit and mind are uplifted high with the flow of thought and emotion. Inspiration is an emotion, but it also addresses thoughts.

It is a mindset, a state of mind that can be amplified with corresponding thoughts or canceled with thoughts out of tune. Interesting, isn't it? Your mindset creates emotions. It is always like that. Heck, this is even the placebo effect. The mind controls the body and its biochemistry. Thus, if one attains control over his or her mind, they attain control over their moods, emotions, balance.

Today I got hit by doors, walls and hard edges that got me really pissed off, not to mention this red bump on my forehead. At the end, just as I was getting angrier, I paused and stepped out of me. "Must be having a wrong mindset, in the negative scale" I thought "If reality is beating me up like this all around". It is a fact of life, and frequency, that when you're out of tune with yourself, everything else starts to reflect this. That is why positive mindset is important. Very important even. As being in harmony with yourself is.

In today's popular commercial science world, mainstream culture is not used to critical thinking, especially one that is directed towards one self, for personality integration purposes. Who cares about the unexplored potentials of the mind, when its commercial uses are highly doubtful and require much effort to reach. Mental passivity is a bliss for today's increasingly neurotic modern human, just like the hipnotizing blink of commercials.

It is a fact that the emotional state is a reflection of the mental state and in turn, the physical overall wellbeing is a reflection of your emotional state. The question is, which comes first - your mental state or your emotions? Which creates which? Is it the chicken that lays the egg or is it the egg that hatches the chicken?!

Back to seriousness, it is an interconnected relation, if one element is disturbed, all get disturbed over the chain. If you weild the root, you attain management over all its branches. Since, the structure of a human being is centralized, in the brain that is. Of course, there are many organs that function independently, for the brain's convenience, but I've heard of people who in the course of many years of learning in self-mastery have attained ability to control even the function of those organs. Like, controlling your heart beat, even stopping it by will. Someone, some while ago told me about a man who was able to erect his penis and ejaculate without touching it at all.
Sure, it's the power of visualization, this happens in sleep too, lol, though in sleep boys most likely touch their penises, by a reflex.

Anyway, if inspiration can be called in, then the mind, as in psyche, has the power to induce hormonal secretion in the CNS, which means that all mood-disorder related mental conditions ultimately are aroused from unconscious issues that build up outside the conscious expanses of one's everyday thoughts and create psychological pressure. Unconsious pressure that leads to an out-of-tune state, a disbalance that manifests itself physiologically. I'm sure this is in the core of all neurous brake-downs, neuroses, depressions and all psychological conditions alike, experienced by otherwise healthy individuals with normally developed encephalouses.

Depression is classified and treated as a "mental disorder" requiring pharmaceutical intervention, because it is, most simply put, a marketing strategy for pharmaceutical developers.

As grotesque and disturbing as it may seem, it is a fact. A fact, that is strongly denied by all the psychiatrist lobbyists working in favor of the pharmaceutical companies. Psychiatry is an archaic branch of psychology from the days of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Later completely adopted by the pharmaceutical industry to serve their marketing needs.

The most disturbing part is, that people are truly got into believing they need the pills in order to feel better, because it is much easier this way anyway. It is much easier to drink a bunch of bliss-bringing pills instead of actually confronting yourself, working through your issues, observing yourself and bringing your personality to integrity via a conscious mental effort of realization. People are out of tune with themselves and psychiatry is deceptively giving them a helping hand.
Helping them to never achieve psychological integrity and any personal insight, that goes through suffering, but leads to liberation and renewal. Unlike the illusion of these that pills bring until the effect of the dose lasts. Such a pittiful state. You see, modern psychiatry addresses the root of those popular mental "disorders" in a very incorrect way. Worsening them or just dulling them at best.

That is why education in untapped fields like self-management, integration of unconscious issues with conscious self via realization and reconsiliation and the like are so much lacking in mainstream society.
It is just more profitable this way, even if retarding for the population. So sick. We will never make this next step this way, to reach the next level.

Still, if frequencies do interfere with each other, then it is worth spreading some inspiration around the informational medium in this reality we are attuned with, for it just may come to inspire more minds on the way and then it is all worth it. Not that the sole bliss of inspiration is not worth it on its own, even without words, just in silence and awe. While this magic lasts. This magic of Life.

Here is a disturbing testimony from a psychiatry pharmaceuticals victim. He prolongs his speech a lot, repeating himself. Still, quite revealing. The dude was in his 20s and was turned into a zombie by his perscribed drugs. This is ridiculous. Those psychiatrists have no consiense, drugging kids and young people like that. Shocking. All psychiatrists care about is selling you the drug, nothing more, nothing less. By the way, while I was in NYC, I saw a lot of strange, somewhat spaced-out, somewhat removed individuals, they looked like drugged, I thought they were on some sort of medications, anti-depressants or whatever. My suspicions were correct. Duh, so obvious. This is just sick.

By the way, speaking of ridiculous prescribed drugs on the market, take a look at this video as well.

Well, not just religious dogma is archaic in our modern world, you know, there are too much archaic paradigms, some better, some worse, all bad.

Oct 3, 2010

Game Theory or Are People Simply Biological Machines?

I stumbled upon this documentary tonight and decided to take a look at it, the title seemed kind of curious. It discusses psychiatry, as scientific methodology of assessing and curing human mental deviations, behaviorism and exotic mathematical theories that examine and treat humans as sort of automated units, whose behavior can be calculated with such a precision, that you can rather have super computers for social counseling roles instead of psychologists.

The "Game Theory" mentioned in the title refers to a mathematical model of human behavior, a very bleak and grim one, born out of corresponding mind, that looks at humans as intrinsically selfish beings, whose sole motivation is always driven by self-interest and imminent desire to cheat and betray on others, always suspicious of others and untrusting. Sounds like a hard paranoia case to me.
Anywaway, so long as all this is true for human nature in general, the roots have to be searched in our hardwired instincts. After all, the most basic frame of human psychology is rooted in our instincts, isn't it?

Selfishness, as a most common behavioral trait in humans, it is a derivative of our self-preservation instinct. Even though self-preservation is an absolute necessity in nature in order for life to survive, selfishness, on many occasions, is not necessary in the majority of social situations it is used in. However, in my opinion, it is not something that cannot be modified, just as about everything else in a personality.
For instance, one kid adores chocolate so much, that it won't share it with another that also likes chocolate, but say, has no money to buy one. However, the first kid cannot overcome the strength of its chocolate indulgence and would rather eat it all up in front of the other kid's wide open eyes. Of course, the first kid may be told by her/his parents to share the chocolate, which he/she may reluctantly do and later on when the kid grows up this early-life education that it's a humane thing to share may become an integral part of the young adult's social values. Thus, selfishness, as intrinsic as it may seem to be, is, in the end, a matter of social education and values.

It's about how the young generation is educated, this is a conviction I strongly advocate. Since, the young of humans and other mammals alike, learn their social skills from their parents and acquire their social values from the predominant such in the society they live in.
Family and social environments are the major contributors to people's mindset, life views, character and so on.
This is valid as long as the individual more or less goes with the flow without taking much mental effort to think on him/her self, that is. As important as early education is, it is another unpopular fact, that people can actually build themselves as personalities and as character, with the power of their conscious will, self-critisism and determination.

Of course, this ability of humans is much less popular than our qualities like selfishness, greed and so on, because it takes a human one step further in evolution. Having said that, if selfishness is an instrinsic, instinctive part of human behavior, then altruists can be refered to as a step above the majority of the population, since they have gone beyond their primal instinctivity.

Right. What about greed? Greed is a derivative of selfishness, a rather active derivative, if we consider the act of selfishness as being passive. A more twisted procurtion of the self-preservation instinct, that in many cases goes well beyond any rational and meaningful alike.

Actually, talking about instinctively-derived behavioral frames, if one observes the way people generally behave it becomes so obvious what a great part of everything people do, individually and collectively, is based on instinctive motivation, instinctively-derived psychological patterns and frames of perception and reaction.
Sometimes I think that, despite all the philosophy, all the heightened accomplishments of human spirit and mind, we are just sophisticated animals.

It's also perplexing just how insulting labeling a human as "animal" can be perceived as. Well, yeah, it is not a lie, we are all mammals on the least. Not to mention our mindless, brutal, inhumane behavior with abundant examples throughout history. Still abundant in the modern world as well. I feel like putting "modern" in quotes or even brackets, can't even dare to think of replacing it with "advanced".
We think of our civilization as advanced, filled with war for profit, greed, exploitation, ignorance and religious fanatism. Hello, wrong categorization we have, very wrong criteria indeed.

As i have said before, the vision of Star Wars is not applicable to evolution. If advancement was to be judged only by technology and advanced weaponry, then evolution wouldn't have bothered burdening us with self-consciousness, consiense and other scarcely distributed virtues of humanity.
We have observed that the process of evolution is an extremely pragmatic one, it doesn't produce things without amplication, especially persistently evolving ones, like human consciousness and all the staggering enlightment it can bring about in one's mind.
This makes me think that this is the next level in the grand course of evolution and this level completely excludes the domination of instincts, in their primal and unconscious manifestation in behavior. Which in turn excludes war and aggression.

Thus, in truly advanced, culturally and mentally, civilizations, war is a thing of their primitive past.

So, the real historic period we live in today is not, whatever we designate it as, post-industrial. But, merely the end of the Medieval, at best. So sad. Oh, well, imagine the suffering of those poor, enlightened souls before us. Shiverring.
Selfishness may not be necessary for modern humans' survival, but humor is absolutely essential, I have to say. Without it, we are lost.

In summary, the truly advanced mind goes beyond its instinctual frames. Everything else is nothing more than a smart animal. An intelligent biological calculation.
Sometimes this behavior kind of resembles that of viruses indeed. I also hold the opinion that humanity is overpopulated and that, to evolution's horror, as a rule the dumbest part of global population reproduces the most. I am far from fanatic racist of any sort and try to speak at my best, so that not to sound rude and politically uncorrect, but the bare truth sometimes is pretty tough and ugly too. Most of the times.
However, it is hard to designate some of the very intelligent people in this world, like big gamers bankers and ruling elites, as culturally/mentally advanced, or even sane, either. So, it's a great controversy. The dumbset are not really meaningful, the intelligent not really sane.. tough situation. I say, just destroy them all! Give Evolution a second chance.

Humans at some point really do seem like biological machines, not much more than intelligent animals, so long as self-consciousness is inactive. Active consciousness goes beyond calculations and predictability. However, it's fundamentally wrong to treat people mathematically anyway, namely because we have self-cosciousness, it's wrong to try to narrow it down, when evolution made it as wide as the cosmos. We only retard our mental advancement - such a far away utopian dream on the collective scale.

lol. Oh, yes. Speaking of psychiatry as a scientific methodology that works in close partnership with pharmaceutical producers, I am not a fan of it either. I think psychiatry is a barbaric, medieval method of assessing human sanity by dubtful and highly ignorant criteria, whose main purpose is to drive people to drug stores in order to create armies of customers for the multibillion pharmaceutical industry. Suggestion is a powerful tool and this is how the majority of psychiatry customers get convinced they actually are sick, not fitting into the stereotype of normality. What about psychiatrists themselves, aren't they sick too? lol

Psychiatry, is in essense, the marketing department of pharmaceutical industries.
And Anti-depressants come really close to what Aldous Huxley envisioned as the "Soma" of the future world. There are all sorts of ridiculous diagnoses that psychiatry attributes to healthy people, who don't need chemistry, but guidance on how to self-regulate and manage themselves, emotionally and mentally.

This is where psychology and psychoanalisys and the new ways yet to come, come in. Unless, the goal is to create a world of mindless drones with happy emptiness behind their eyes. (lol)

The documentary explores the cold philosophy of cold war scientists, that simplified humans to calculations and argued that the fight for a greater good is always a pure hipocricy. So grim. This is true for a large part of politicians though, they mostly greed for profits and lust for power. True, true. Bad calculations those politicians.

Here are links to the documentary, in three episodes of about an hour each. It's interesting, has a good music background too, here and there. Worth taking the time. The quality is poor, if you can find it somewhere else. Episode 3 is on Youtube, couldn't find the previous two there, however. 
"A strange kind of freedom.."

Title: The Trap (released 2007)

One group that behaves as per the mathematical model are economists and the other are psychopats, lol, this was funny. Right, well incorrect interpretation leads to incorrect knowledge, you know.

By the way, they fail to note that the fall of the Shah in Iran in 1979 was sponsored by US organizations, just as US and Brittish services helped him to step in power a few decades earlier. I mean, do the producers of this documentary really believe that wars were led out of moral values, like spreading freedom in the world, instead of for big, huge profits of the industry and gaining resources? 
Nope, it's Perception Management, otherwise known as Propaganda, making people believe that things aren't the way they really are. War is Freedom.

On the whole, all documentaries seem to have a degree of subjectivity and one-sidedness of looking at events they speak of. The producers of this video talk in theory, but I notice how much this theory does not apply to what really happened in practice. In the part with the Russian economic developments after 1989, you can tell that the documentary producers have not witnessed these developments from within and thus their theoretical interpretation is not quite true really. Here, in Bulgaria, we went through the same. Almost all national assests were privatized and people were really left to starve. Strange interpretation of freedom, hm. 

There is no true Democracy in the world today. Whatever that is. Nor there is true collective Freedom. Whatever that is. 

Now, take your Soma pill and don't be anxious about anything.

Evil is Good
True is False
Propaganda is Truth
Sadness is Depression
War is Patriotism
Politically Correct is Sincere
SSRI is Cure
Ignorance is Bliss

Oct 2, 2010

The Invisible Enslavement Of Debt Economics and The Hidden Feudalism Of Centralized Governments

Economics is a strange school of thought, more abstract than philosophy, more elusive than religious esoterics. A religion on its own with established dogmas admired by its many followers, who zealously defend its paradigms. Economics has its ways shrouded in mystery, wielded by few.
Economics is at the center of civilization and its prosperity, having its roots from the very beginning of trade. However, it has evolved greatly since the days of trade exchange, before paper money, banks and big corporations. The world must have been a bleak place without the generous services of banking institutions and social convenience of credit cards.
In order to understand the present, one must understand the past that led to today. So, let us travel back in time and follow the events as they unfolded.

After the enlightened era of the Roman Empire with its thriving culture, science and philosophy ended, Europe plunged into the Dark Ages, plagued by diseases, misery, suffering and ignorance. Electricity was yet to be invented far ahead in the future and ordinary people knew little to nothing for the big world outside their local regions. 
However, the Renaissance arose and once again lit up the candle in people’s minds. And in the birth place of tourism, a new conception was brewing. That is usury and Venice. It is debatable just how new the concept of lending for profit was, but in Venice this concept began to evolve in what was to become the modern concept of banks.

Actually, the Templar knights were involved in usury and proto-banking services a few centuries earlier. If you wanted to travel, say on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but you didn’t wanted to carry Gold coins in your pockets, because you may get robbed on the way, you went in the nearest Templar office and deposited, say, ten coins, in return you were provided with a paper receipt carrying Templars’ seal that stated the amount of Gold you have deposited. Then, when you reach your destination you went into a local Templar office there, showed the receipt and get nine of your coins back, with one Gold coin (or more) being held as tax for the service. Neat, so convenient. An early form of Traveler’s check.
That is how the Templar knights, as an independent from the church organization, got so rich and the church, naturally, was growing envious. After all, the mighty Church was the only institution granted with Divine rights to have monopoly over land and riches, the Pope had access to more wealth than kings themselves. This was unacceptable and soon rumors of devils and evil spirits working with the Templar knights began to propagate through Europe, which ultimately paved the way for the Church to destroy the Templar order and to claim all of their riches, because the Vatican needed a new grand sealing decoration, you know.

Propaganda is nothing new in this world and rulers have used it since thousands of years. The catholic Church made a good use of it as well. So good, in fact, that the average believer today still thinks that Templar knights were some sort of devil worshippers who made sex with witches and had goat children with five heads and ten eyes, lol. 
When the bare truth is that simply Church authorities envied the wealth of those knights and used their influence to blatantly rob them, torture them Inquisition-style and obliterate their order. Such were the highly humane, spiritually-advanced ways of religion. Not very different from what we still observe today in major religions all over the world. 
There seems to be a strange part, deeply rooted in the average human psyche that needs to be duped, exploited and submitted to authority’s will, no matter how irrational and insane. History is littered with evidence pointing in this direction. There is something profoundly wrong with people. I wonder what that might be, having to do with ignorance, mental passivity and so on.

Anyway. In the 14th Century, the Church was still reluctant to allow usury, for one reason or another, but human ingenuity found a way to go around this anathema. Since, Christians were strictly forbid to do banking, the Jews saw this niche as an opportunity to secure their living. They reckoned, that if the universal know-how of the Bible forbids lending for usury to your brother, they could lend to Christians, because they weren’t their brothers, thus it was all legal and scripture-compliant. And so the banking business officially began.

At first, the money lenders on the streets of Venice were doing their business on benches along the city channels, and this gave the modern word for Bank, from Italian – Banco for bench. 
Not long after, the Church finally recognized the high profitability of banking and that it would be better instead of opposing it to join in and have a share. Thus, banking was officially de-sinned and now it was allowed under the supervision of religion, that also demanded a percentage of banking profits to be donated to Church authorities, as a sort of offering to clean their conscience in front of the Deity. This ritual is still kept today in chapels and churches alike, they even have these special sticks with a bucket at one end, so that to be able to reach believers reach-grasping-donation-cash easier. It is for people’s convenience, you know, not to make them stand up and walk accross the hall to the donation urn, so the donation urn will instead be taken to them, lol.

So, banks established as a most peculiar phenomenon of human civilization,  that gradually unleashed all the greed and lust for power that were stored in the deepest layers of human mind. However, at first all was good and for a while in the following centuries it was still good. Banks complaisantly kept in safe storage other people’s Gold in return to a modest service tax, while giving away loans to traders and people embarking on business ventures, so that European economy began to thrive and develop with a rapid pace. People were happy and bankers were also happy, everyone was happy. Until, bankers’ greed began to sprout out of control and the Fractional Reserve System was introduced. And then paper money as trading exchange standard. Then paper checks and credit cards, sub-sub-prime mortgages and complex mathematics, while the average believer’s ignorance remained more or less the same. 

Money, in the meanwhile, increasingly turned into empty pieces of paper backed by little to nothing. 
The most brilliant part of it all is that most people don’t really realize this and somehow, local and world economy work with these virtual money. Which, rather baffling situation, only proves that civilization does not need all those money in order to develop, trade and advance. Since, a great volume of money today represent no real value, everything can function just as well, without this inflated paper bulk of bank notes. Lol. After all, "Money is what people agree on to use as money".

I recommend the following documentary, as a short, yet comprehensive explanation of just what money is and how it works.

Title: Money As Debt

An eye opener, isn’t it? It is time for the general population to open their eyes and begin to think and take active role as citizens in their countries. It is time for feudal ways to die off completely. It is time for a Second Renaissance and a true Age of Reason. But if this is to ever take place, at least the majority of average people must lift themselves, mentally, intellectually to higher levels, which means no more easy dumbness and thoughtful degradation in front of brainwashing TV shows. It means making mental effort, consciously, for purposes of self-education and self-informing. This is the only way for true change to take place. Everything else is pure BS and propaganda. Realization is the first step in this journey.

You may be wondering why the title is not really unfolded in this post. Well, because I had to brake the draft into several articles and a few topics, all interrelated, but still way too long for a single posting. I will probably post them with different titles, though, instead of part 1, part 2 and so on. This post being the historic introduction, in very brief, of course. 

Self-education. This is the key. People should never stop learning, never, from cradle to grave. Question everything. Those who don't want you to know, want to control/exploit you (via your ignorance). Ponder this for a while

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The Big Lie of Economics: Inflation Gate