Re: A Banker on Banking
Well if we are going to get into a deeper discussion then I think we need to get clear about what we mean by the word money since it tends to be one of those words that people use a lot without really knowing what it means.
JoT: Are you talking about disposing of all forms of money, or just Federal Reserve Notes?
Money, in the broadest sense, is any physical object which has been invested with value. Hence it is a union of something spiritual with something physical. So long as we have physical bodies, and value the physical world, money will exist in some form or another.
What we as people value is a matter of free will, and the amount of value we have available to us is limitless. Hence the secret to becoming wealthy is to place increasing amounts of value on what you already have. The more you value what you already have, the more that will be drawn to you via the Law of Attraction.
Commerce, or trade, is the act of exchanging things of equal value. If I've got three apples and you've got three oranges, we could simply trade them for one another. But what if it took you more effort to produce those three oranges than it did my three apples? Perhaps you would want five of my apples for three of your oranges.
Timing is also a big factor. Values change over time, often in predictable ways. If apples are harvested in fall, and oranges harvested in spring, then it makes sense that apples will be worth more in the spring, and oranges in the fall.
[EDIT: Ever find yourself paying more for lower quality produce when it is off season?]
The core of every system of control is to manipulate what people value, which is why I believe that freedom from control is so closely tied to financial freedom. How can anybody be free if they have to work for a living? It doesn't make any sense.
So what to do? Well I think it is prudent to begin with the steps that we each as individuals can take right here and now, without needing any change to the system whatsoever. We need to lay the foundation for change before we can ever hope to bring it into existence. Here are three steps that anybody can take right now to get started, and they all lay oustide of the grasp of TBTB control mechanisms. That is to say, nobody can stop you from taking these steps but yourself.
1. Educate yourself about money.
If you don't understand how the system works, there is no hope of freeing yourself from it. Learning about money opens your mind up to possiblities that you may not have previously considered and puts you in touch with your own programs about money, so that you can begin to undo them yourself.
2. Get your values in alignment.
There is a gross discrepancy between what people say they value, and what they value in fact, based upon where they put their money. People argue all the time over what kinds of values we should have, but few discussions are had about how to get our values in alignment with our pocketbooks. The first leads to war and poverty, while the second leads to peace and prosperity.
3. Stop borrowing and get out of debt.
Borrowing money is voluntarily subjecting yourself to control. It's really as simple as that. There is no such thing as "good debt". What good is a nice house if it could be taken away from you at any moment? What good is an education if you are forced to take a job you don't really like so you can back your loans? What good is a business if you have to be there at 8AM every morning, come rain or shine, because you need to pay your creditors? Enslaving yourself today so that you can be free tomorrow doesn't make any sense. It is a lie propagated by TPTBs who want to keep you enslaved to the system.
If you do owe money (and yes, I do) then it is imperative that you get out of debt ASAP. This does not necessarily mean working like a dog and throwing every last penny you have at your debts. While this will work, it is not usually the fastest or easiest way to get out of debt. It all depends on your situation. If you can find a way to invest the money you have to get a greater return than the interest rate you are paying on your debts, then now is the time to go for it.
If you owe money on your house, then now is the time to either pay it off, or sell it and get something that you can pay cash for. If you can't buy anything you like, then rent. I don't have the time to go into all the details about the housing bubble, but the info is out there for anybody who would care to look. Wait too long, and you might find yourself not only out of a home, but unable to rent because you have a foreclosure on your record.
There are a lot of people who are predicting a total market crash as a precursor to mass awakening. I feel that a market crash would be the result of mass awakening, since the market runs on debt, and anybody who awakens would immediately stop borrowing money. Think about it. Why would an enlightened person need to borrow money?
There are also a lot of newagey people who refuse to see the signs and would prefer to ignore the reality of economic collapse. Their rose-colored glasses blind them to seeing the great opportunity that a collapse would provide them. Economic collapse sounds "bad" and they don't want to think about anything "bad" so they would rather ignore the inevitable. All this does is render otherwise powerful people helpless, and play into the hands of TBTBs.
If mass awakening is to occur, then it must result in the collapse of the current economic system. Remove the debt, and the system comes tumbling down. It is as simple as that, and there is nothing that TPTBs can do to stop it. All they can do is trick us into thinking that exchanging one form of debt for another is the answer, and try to reestablish control this way after the crash occurs.