Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gripes and Grimaces.

Within  reason.
Everything in life must be within reason. 

If something starts to happen to the detriment of humans for no apparent reason other than “That’s how things run” then we the people, should take action to stop it.

When I look around at the state of affairs of this blessed country these days, as a common man,
I see plenty of strife, guilt and animosity causing the populace stress and tension and a lower standard of living because we all seem so busy fighting rather than making our own lives better.

Money seems to be the underlying cause. To be more specific- the distribution of money inside a nation.

Here's an idea for a law:
To make everyone happy,Any new money created by the government of the day, either through lower Ringgit to dollar FX moves or inflationary interest bearing moves or issuance of higher 1.2.5 &10 year Bonds and Treasuries;(to assist export markets and margin carrying trades) it's to be handed directly to the people for their use. (Through the EPF and Unit Trusts and Co-operatives). 

Therefore if the Corporations and GLC’s want a fluid money market, then let them write a check to Joe citizen, and not to themselves.  So if they want 30 billion to stimulate the economy (as they claim) then send every man, woman and child a credit for about 1000 RM in the above mentioned accounts and let the people choose how to stimulate the economy. BRIM it on !

In monetary systems, the banks, big and small, whether they are lending to GLC’s or funding speculation through the derivative market , they are actually creating the money supply that fuels the economy.

The ECONOMIC SYSTEM needs them. This economy would collapse if the banks no longer funded speculation. After all, speculation is what a financialized economy is all about and the banks create the volumes of cash to keep the stock markets and other speculative venues growing. And believe me when I say, we grow our economic strength more through speculation on the futures and its derivatives-i.e insurance, re-insurance, than through outright trading or selling or even producing.  

Some complain that the banks are too big . That we need to break them up. It isn't enough to simply break up the banks, either. No matter what you try to do, big banks will spring up again as quickly as you break them up. We can't fix the system we have. It has to be fundamentally changed.  The trick is to NOT allow Banks, big or small, control the money supply (M2) through debt and collateralized debt obligations (CDO's).

For these systemic changes to happen, man as a species, needs to have more time looking into his own affairs and less on fighting each other.

The monetary system should be fundamentally changed. .....

In robotics engineers have theorized, Robots should not be allowed to have complicated and superior artificial Intelligence (AI) coding as it would mean at some point, the robot‘s needs will supersede the human’s need. 

No reform and no sustainable financial future is possible unless the monetary system and the role of banks is fundamentally changed. Banks are becoming more of a Financial Services & Trading house than an actual BANK these days. 

Lending Money, providing loans to needy small business'es and encouraging localised growth and commerce was what Banks used to do. Now they are about the share holders and bottom lines.

Alternative Thought and Speculation has it the Rothschilds are wealthy to the extent of five hundred trillion dollars’ worth of wealth. The Queen, the Vatican, the Rockefellers, are sporting trillions of dollars’ worth of wealth, and, I am sure, there are quite a few Asian Ananda's and Quek's worth trillions too. The western government invented our form of current Finance and has its fingers in every investments that has created, in just about everything going on, in just about every major country and corporation in the world, to the tune of trillions of dollars’ worth of wealth.

Money as a system applies in the same way. The power of money and monetary creation should not be relegated for Private Corporation interest only but also take into consideration the human factor of making money serve human needs and wants. 
Not the other way around…

Coming to the Grimace portion of this diatribe then, is a Question. "why are there still people on Earth dying from hunger and lack of money"?

The answer to that question was provided thousands of years ago; in the Mahabharata. The stories about the people themselves provided the answer, which is, when people are given a living rather than earning a living then more and more people become dependent, more and more people become lazy and useless.

They start to covet what others have and get greedy so that they themselves can maintain their current power and position. Thus is born the root of all nations strive and stress- racial politics and racial panderings, or "assabiyah" as the Muslims call it.

Through it all, there will still be those who are well off and those that are not so well off. I believe the elites are rich because they never quit, they can have it all and still they will be driven to gain more and more. Rich people are special, unique, few and far between, certainly not enough of them to work the fields and tend the markets so the rest of us have to contribute something. 

Therein is the rub, how much work for how few ringgit?

Eventually, after the passage of some time those in power and position then begin seeing how the workman's greed (!) is destroying the world and the workmen start seeing how the elites are squeezing their every drop of blood for more material and power control.

The trick for the educated (or adjamacated, as i say it) is in caring but not destroying the balance between the two, and that tricks solution hasn't been found out yet. 

I read an article once about Thanksgiving in America, the First Thanksgiving or thereabouts, in which the article insisted people died of starvation then because they were too lazy to work the fields and provide for themselves. In fact a diary kept by one of the citizens then said just that!

I honestly believe if the Trillionaires just turned over their fortunes to "the people" in a few years the whole of that society, rich and poor would be starving to death. It is in the human nature to be lazy, to be shiftless, to expect the world owes it a living;  everything to be made in their gods image, and certainly that their neighbors have negative connotations to them.

Truth is, though we preach about work ethics and trust systems to others, we as a species are made in the image of other creatures and all of them need to eat, all of them need to have shelter, all of them will, if allowed become lazy and self-centered.

I don't like what is going on in the world today either, what the rich seem to have in mind for us not rich, and I don't have all the answers to life’s perennial questions either. 

The questions we should really be asking is how to provide for the billions of people and still have a world worth living in...Industry and Commerce is destroying the world while trying to feed the world and yeah, a few do get rich, but at what cost to the Earth, are we living?

I therefore say, we need to think right now about creating a solution to these questions. Right now is a good time, who can know what tomorrow will bring.

Why this long winded tirade then?

Well,I confess I’m writing this as a matured and grey haired individual reaching the half century. I worry about where we are heading as a country and citizenry. I worry about what Legacy we as Adults leave our kids.

Yes, I still have my responsibilities and duties. My mother and my unmarried kids still lives with my wife and I under our roof. We lived happily enough the last 30 years. Basically we have the food we want, we have satellite TV, and we go to bed happy and get up healthy. 

We have no debts, own our home and two old cars; and except for the costs of maintenance and repairs plus Medical Cards and other sky high Insurances, we would have a newer car and an even better living. But we mostly don't buy expensive alcoholic beverages & we don't use any drugs nor spend money on sex. We don't smoke cigarettes. Basically, we just hang around the house, play with our grandkids, visit relatives and friends & go into the big cities every now and then.

A simple life, but wonderful.

What  brought on the above tirade and is laughable is that I spend a lot of time on the Internet reading about others complaining about the rich, the privileged, the Christians, the Muslim’s, the Government, & just about everything there is to complain about that we can complain about.

I guess complaining is our national past time. But we must be careful not to allow our mood to simmer down to negativity. It's this negative mood nationwide that I see today which could hurt us in the future. Certain people have the eloquence and ability to communicate effectively. 

Most do not. 

If these individuals are in a thankful mood they do not become spiteful and angry with their words and thoughts, but however if, they are in a not so thankful mood they behave and think quite different.

Being eaten up with jealousy, these accomplished and agenda filled individuals act like they too would like to have the masses adulation, the power, prestige and adoring entourage……..  maybe even a boat, a plane, a mansion, all the stuff the rich have, but I also have seen , most would just waste it away once they gain the platform they crave because of laziness and sloth.

People complain because they can, that's not right I know, but even lazy people like a little attention now and then.  Anyway, what I guess I am asking of my readers is this: Be aware of the end game of every conversation and decision you participate in and make.  

Every smart person who knows how to talk and complain has his own personal Agenda. The question we need to ask ourselves is that agenda part of us?
Always ask.   (Think about that...)


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