If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know my feelings about money and our “business-as-usual” financial system. They’ve got to go. We need to cut that shit out; big time.
I realize that not everyone feels this way yet, but I’m asking you to start considering your true feelings about money. Some people might always love money, and those people probably wouldn’t want to live in a civilization without it. What do we do with these people in a money-less society? How about an uninhabitable island somewhere? It can be tropical so at least they can tell themselves that they’ve earned a tropical vacation. And since they love their money so much, we The People can give them each 3 trillion fake, toy, monopoly dollars. That way, they can keep the thing that makes them happy. Meanwhile, the rest of us will live peacefully and co-exist together. And we’ll be happy with each other instead of needing money to make us happy.
And I can tell you what would happen on that uninhabitable tropical island too.
It would start off very civil, as the money-lovers would trade their fake money back and forth. They would feel good about being given a second chance to live with money. But eventually that old devil, greed, will rear its ugly head. One person will begin to trade unfairly. Thus emerges inequality. And as soon as one person sees it happen, then it is inevitable that the next one will imitate the behavior. This is simply human nature. Ultimately, if they can’t find a way to make everyone happy and equal, then they will fight and kill one another.
Meanwhile, we The People, will be sitting pretty in our comfortable homes with neighbors we can trust and rely upon. We’ll have free food. Free water. Free energy. Free education. Free recreation. Free Social Security. Free movies, music, and health care. Once we take money out of the system – the system (our interconnected web of human activity) will immediately begin to rebalance itself. That is the way of nature.
You can begin this act of rebalancing today by burning your money and never giving it a second thought.
It’s the last crazy thing we can do with our money and the first sane thing we can do with our lives.