The following is a discussion between Sheldon Thom and Bernard Poolman with regards to The Equal Money System:
"im going to discuss this with u first before i make this public, equality system is a noble gesture but how will u define it , everybody has differnt strength differnt level of intelligence some are retarded some are big some are small and will make a differnt levels of input into the system, so everybody all, cannot contribute equally to the system, for every body to recieve an equal output some will be geniouses and some will be retards "no direspect" some strong some weak, who will organize this, what i say is redefind equality system, to more of a balance form where each unit may not be equal in level of input or output but a balanced compatible eqilibrium" ~ Sheldon Thom's comment on the Equal Money System
"Equality is not based on input output --it is based on life -- animals will be supported although they cannot produce food for themselves for instance --equality is not only about the human --it is about all life in very form = the humans will require re education -- that will be the first primary task after the basic inequalities is removed to allow at the individual level a life of worth and self respect -- watch the documentary The Century of Self and hear how human nature is programmable -- this makes anything possible even for the socalled less intelligent as the measurement of intelligence is based on consumerism and capitalism without any understanding how learning in fact work.." ~ Reply from Bernard Poolman
Though Bernard Poolman already explained to this person how the Equal Money System will differ from the capitalist system wherein your 'skill' apparently determines your 'worth' in this world that is then equated through earning more money than another who is apparently 'less skilled' - I would still like to expand on this point, because this idea/belief that one must be/is defined and determined by ones input in the system of 'economics'(='the management of a household) lies at the bases of how a lot of people think and this belief is something that would serve as an apparent excuse for human beings to believe that the capitalist system is the ultimate system that values all beings within a set of parameters based on survival skills and working abilities through money in the best (fairest and most just) way possible and to therefore believe that the capitalist system should stay here forever more.
Let's address firstly the fact that within the statement of Sheldon Thom, the principle of capitalism is the undertone since a capitalist would consider their 'worth', as that which would be measured in the money they would earn in this world, as somehow 'greater' than the worth (earnings) of most other beings, a statement such as this where it is implied that for some reason a distinction must be made according to input in the system would after all only be made by those who already regard themselves as 'of greater worth' - and most importantly by those who WANT and DESIRE to FEEL more worthy than another, and who would then want a system in place that makes this distinction between humans as 'loser' vs. 'winner' and 'better' vs. 'less'/'worse' as measured through the money they earn.
These humans will not be satisfied to exist here on this planet just like every other being, equally worthy of existing, equally here, regardless of appearance or actions - no, they want to in some way be/feel/ experience themselves as 'more worthy' than another being, for whatever reason. To this end they will make up reasons and excuses that serve to apparently prove why they are in fact worth more than another being and therefore deserve more money/goods/stuff/earnings/prizes, reasons like 'but I do more', 'but I am smarter', 'but my IQ is higher', 'but I am stronger/I have more muscles', 'but I have worked so hard in my life', 'but I have studied much more in my life than another has', 'but I am older' - reasons that in itself aren't really proving one worth more than another, though they have been adapted to serve that purpose in the system of capitalism, because the entire capitalist system has only been designed to fuel the desire for power within humans - wherein only a few out of the billions of beings on earth get to actually obtain and experience some form of having power over other beings simply due to the FACT that not all can be winners, in fact for some to be winners most must be losers.
Another point that is crucial to understand within realizing and understanding why an Equal Money System is not about making the distinction between the apparent 'winners' and the apparent 'losers' of the world through rewards as how it is in capitalism, is that this desire to earn/have/obtain/get more than another human is based on the principle of 'survival of the fittest', wherein life has become nothing more than a game of trying to prove oneself as 'the best' and 'the winner'/'the victor', a game that has extremely abusive consequences as many are being disregarded and no one is really paying any attention to what is really directing this reality as each being is too busy trying to reach the top of the 'survival pyramid'. Through having allowed ourselves as human beings to become but players in this game of survival of the fittest and by having allowed ourselves to actually believe that this is 'what life is', we have never realized that while we may feel superior, more powerful and more worthy towards others because we have more money according to things we've done in this world, we have actually allowed ourselves to become quite inferior beings in terms of simply following a pre-designed path and trying to be the best at it, having given up ourselves/our lives completely to be 'the winner' in this already laid-out life-plan while never really taking any responsibility for life on earth.
We have missed the point of what it means to be God by desiring to FEEL like we are God as some energetic experience within ourselves fueled by the money that we have in our bank-account, instead of realizing that being God for real actually means to stand one and equal with all life that exist here and to direct life to become heaven on earth for all living beings as that is what God would do, which has got nothing to do with superiority or power or being better than another what so ever, it has to do with realizing yourself AS everything that exist and therein having the power to direct everything that exist for it to be able to reach its utmost potential. Being God is about being supportive and nurturing, not about exerting power over this creation as that is downright abusive.
So, this game of survival of the fittest that is being propagated through Capitalism will end with an Equal Money System - human beings will learn what it means to stand equal with another being instead of in constant competition and conflict. We will learn what it means to work together and support each other instead of being selfish and only having our own money/prize/earnings on our mind.
Therefore, those that do not want to let go of their perceived superiority that they wish to fuel through earning more money than another while leaving everyone else to rot away, they will not 'understand' or support an Equal Money System - as they do not want to realize themselves as equally existing with every other life-form that is here. They desire to remain in this Capitalist system that is hell on earth for most and apparent heaven for some through the unequal distribution of money and goods. They are the ones who will yell 'communists!!' at those that support the Equal Money System as an attempt to defend their ego and bring this Equal Money System down so they will not be confronted with the fact that they are just being selfish and don't really give a shit about life.
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