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Day 183: Inflation: Have We Been Duped?

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Here is your mirror, do you think these children care about market forces and inflation? Do market forces and ideas like inflation keep you alive? What keeps you alive: air to breathe first and foremost, clean water, daily nutritious food, shelter...

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Sheila D (194)
Friday August 2, 2013, 10:48 pm
Puts things into perspective, doesn't it?? However, the GOP/TP and the 1% will Never agree to having less.
Noted and thank you.

Mike M (40)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:06 am
It is what has been marketed to you and the acceptance of what you are told. This happens everyday with things put in front of you or told to you. When you really step back and think clearly and as the say look at the whole picture you will not believe how trusting, gullible and how you have forsaken your true self

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:28 pm
Thank you Sandy.

Sara V (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:37 pm
"What else inflates over a period of time? Our egos, our waistlines, the shit in our closets, our stress, our bills, our age, salaries of movie stars in Holy-Wood, the price of food…

Interestingly, the food–real physical substance– did not change, it remained the same-stable, ready to serve us, to FREELY give sustenance to whomever should consume it. Just the mind interference-the greed inflated, the ego inflated-as in the need for corporations/governments to maintain control and power, so they infuse more money into the economy (by printing it, lol,it’s not even backed by anything, often it is creating more debt ) to ‘stimulate’ the economy but this has the consequence of rising prices causing inflation.”

Yes, the problem is that we are all mandated to use this currency, which is printed to profit the banks (paying back the debt burden on the new currency.) As the currency loses buying power (because of all the printing diluting its value), we are forced to run faster and harder to get more of it to make ends meet. To make matters worse, the new currency is meted out by the government to its friends and to support their interests (the same people no matter which party is elected.) What is made to be inexpensive is all stuff we don’t want – e. g. food filled with GMOs and trucked using fossil fuels besides. In the real world, it is cheaper to eat clean food with no costly additions, grown close to where we live. Banks that have committed fraud (and are then bailed out by the government) profit, while banks that are responsible cannot compete with the mega-lending and resulting profits of the banks that do wrong. The markets are being messed with. Bad behavior is rewarded, while being responsible is detrimental. All it takes to bring this backwards system down is to not participate. Unplug, take care of yourself and the people around you. Only give your earnings/energy to people and organizations that you wholly support. This is a simple, but very important principle.

Take inspiration from Gandhi and get the middlemen out of the equation. “Gandhi weaved his own cloth, as a gesture of "swaraj," or Indian self rule. He was saying: We don't need or want the Brits to take our cotton and sell us back manufactured clothing at expensive prices.” Work to make your community self-sufficient, clean, and fair. If we all do this, change is inevitable, and we can do it ourselves.

Sara V (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:03 pm
“A real, living solution, based on providing all with all they need to enjoy a dignified life, guaranteeing not only basic necessities like food and clean water, but employment, a yearly vacation, a government system that truly provides for them, works with them as it is them, the people = the government in true democracy. … We have the ability to join together, move as a group, this is where our power lies, and vote within a democracy–to put an end to the economic/government systems as they exist now and replace them with systems that will serve ALL. … There is more than enough to go around. It is a matter of the re-distribution of wealth -earth’s natural resources-so all may benefit equally.”

Whoa there! What about freedom? The “solution” advocated here would only exist under totalitarianism. I don’t want to work at communal farm #368. What if all I want is to sit on the beach and play the mandolin all day? Are you going to put me in jail if I don’t participate in your beautiful plan? Peaceful society operates on the non-aggression principle. Forcing others to operate on your model or plan is not peaceful.

We are supposed to be free to follow our bliss in this republic (which is not a democracy, elections are democratic – that’s all) unless we violate someone else’s rights in the process. The solution here is not to give up our power to a mega-entity, but to take it back from one.

reft h (66)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:48 am
food for thought - thanks

Kerrie G (116)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:23 am
Noted, thanks.

Winnie A (179)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:20 am

Lona G (79)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:24 am
Thank you, inspiring and depressing at the same time.
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