| Reflection on 3rd world poverty|
|5 Jul 2005 @ 12:01, by John Oates|
Money Economy and Poverty (extract frpm www.humantruth.org)
The money economy is not devoted to the clear and simple humanitarian objective to provide absolutely all the real needs of all the people. On the contrary, it is devoted to producing goods and services which can be sold to consumers at a profit, employing those humans whose labour it needs for that amount of money which shall induce them to do the work. People whom the Machine needs are paid well, moderately or poorly according to its valuation of their worth, and those it does not need are paid very little money, or none at all. Similarly, some nations benefit highly from the Machine and others poorly, according to whether their prosperity or poverty is in the interests of its profitability. So the world is divided into nations with an international pecking order, and the people of each nation are subject to their own internal pecking order. There are differences of language, custom, skin colour, ideology and religion between nations, and differences of status, education, privilege and money income between each nation's people. Humans are not working for the common good and happiness of a united human race but for the Machine, and the Machine is working for itself.
5 Jul 2005 @ 12:42 by : So true, John...
With the millions of $'s spent on fireworks on the 4th of July, people could have gotten much more 'bang for their buck' by giving their hard earned dollars to world service. We don't have to have poverty and disease, we just don't want to change our stupid habits and patterns of conditioning.
7 Jul 2005 @ 06:24 by : Poverty
Absolutely,jerrwest. One trouble is that those with shoulders to the Machine wheel, including the firework manufacturer, are doing it for wife and children, and that's supposed to be praiseworthy.
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