Outside The Box With Kate Of Gaia - You Are Not The Legal Name [09/16/2014]
The video features a group of unnamed black kids, purportedly from Ferguson, reciting parts of a script that’s clearly been written by adults. A script that will make you think race is solely a black and white issue, by the way. Even if the children are from Ferguson, it’s unclear if or how they’ve been compensated. Either way, the idea that these kids are from Ferguson is paraded for consumption.
Towards the end, a white adult and a black adult make nice and encourage viewers to buy a FCKH8.com T-shirt. Five dollars from each shirt will supposedly go to unidentified “charities working in communities to fight racism.” Which charities? Who knows! What communities? Can’t tell you.
The video concludes with a dedication, “For Mike,” and a quiet scene from the Ferguson street on which Michael Brown was killed by officer Darren Wilson more than a month ago.
The company behind the video, FCKH8.com, has made a name for itself selling what it calls “LGBT Equality Gear” (which sort of covers some LGB themes, but sort of leaves the T part out). It’s now trying to do the same with its “Anti-Racism Gear.” According to its website, FCKH8.com “recently became owned and managed by Synergy Media,” a corporate branding firm whose clients include Magnum bodybuilding vitamin supplements and pretty offensive “Buckeye Boob T’s” (the latter despite the fact that FCKH8.com says it’s anti-sexist).
There’s an entire economy around black death—and this ad campaign illustrates it all too well. Ironically, this economy’s profit margins depend on upholding the very racism this video claims to want to eliminate.
So there you have it, folks. Everything, it seems, can distilled, packaged, bought and sold—including racism.
TLDR: do not buy the shirts being sold by fckh8!
I debate the use of the %^& in the title, but I figure the words may go further if I play coy. I’m generally quite straightforward.
I looked at the behavior choice of f%^&ing Others over and asked the question of My dear friend Thor, what motivated that behavior other than money. He said “fun.”
I then asked what the percentages might be. What percentage of that behavior was for money and what for fun. He and I both know that money is the primary stakeholder there and He said as much. Fun was far less the motivator, with some fair degree of overlap.
Now, Thor knows that I see a way around the money motive for f%^&ing People over, around the need for money, and have rather devoted My life to it. The solution is simple, except that awareness of it has to spread to enough of Us. And so I suggest You contemplate sharing My words.
There are three things money does in society:
- Money facilitates the production and flow of needed goods physically (and a whole lot of unnecessary and fictional goods and services), motivating People to add energy by paying Them to do what is repetitious, hard labor, boring, and other jobs few want to do. Can We solve that with, say, robotics, perhaps? With an “If enough People WANT to do it, no robots needed” approach, We neither force People to do things nor force Them NOT to.
Most jobs are unnecessary as they exist purely to support the system of money and its flow to the few at the top. Cashiering, sales, collections, marketing, advertising, accounting, insurance, Wall Street, and banking of course. There are many I didn’t mention, but these are the largest groups. I think it would be fair to say that these People rarely look forward every day to the opportunity to do Their job. It’s more “working for the weekend.”
- Money motivates Us to do things We don’t want to do (see number 1). That money motivates Us to unethical behavior choices as well, on such a grand scale, cannot be discounted. Without money, I suggest a replacement of the work “ethic” (which installed the promotion of the non-creative behavior of doing work We didn’t want to do, to the enrichment of few) to the Betterment Ethic, which is a true ethic. A far better use of Human energy, don’t You think?
The Betterment Ethic also promotes Us choosing to do what We love to do – as long as it’s not f%^&ing People over. Instead of promoting f%^&ing People over for money and the power to f%^& over Others on a large scale that it affords, We are encouraged to use Our gifts to better the way things are. The f%^&ing with is fine as long as it is in good fun. Choose too obnoxious a set of behaviors and You become pariah. Break the three Laws of Ethics – don’t choose to hurt or kill anOther against Their free will and informed consent, don’t choose to take or damage the property of anOther, do not choose to defraud anOther – and Others will be interested in making You pariah on up to permanent confinement.
- Money accounts for the meaningful energy each of Us expends, requiring some sort of intrusion. Some sort of accounting of Each of Us. Adding free energy makes accounting for Ours, since We can create robots for the needed work, totally unnecessary. It solves for this need to account for what We do. (For Those of You who might question whether there are ways to draw meaningful energy from the sea of energy We swim in, think about it for a moment.)
So there We solve for the need for money AND what direction all the Human energy is mainly focused in. New paradigm: Do what You love to do, aim for the betterment, and don’t f%^& Others over. Earn respect, not money, for the ways You create betterment, be it happiness in Those You encounter, helping Others get what They need, or a cure for a deadly disease.
The psychopaths, the useless eliters, that hold virtually all the wealth on this planet, breeding and ensuring family psychopaths to pass the wealth on to – with an end game of total control over Humanity – will become equally as powerful as anyOne else, with social power being derived from the choices One makes in contribution to betterment. Live and let live as long as someOne is not f%^&ing Others over.
Adding free energy, adding robotics, adding an awareness of these facts about money, adding the Betterment Ethic, and adding a will to spread awareness on the part of You, I’m betting We can choose to create a much better place for, statistically speaking, ALL of Us.
With the Interweb We have the ability to spread awareness much faster around the planet. On Your mark. Get set. Go!
Come discuss The Abundance Paradigm at T.A.P. - You’re It
"ALL money systems promote the most psychopathic to the top of the money/power heap - THEY will do ANYTHING to get there."
"The love of money is the root of all evil; remove the soil in which the root grows…"
"If the universe is made of mostly "dark" energy…can We use it to run Our cars?"
"If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war."
Not sure how that works, but sure. [smile] Let Me know the details of how/when/where. Thanks!
Let Me take You down to the foundations of why We exchange to survive (economics). When We first began acquiring and creating things with Our meaningful energy expended, the product of that expenditure was valued (and represented that energy, with the meaning setting the value) because We did not have the time/energy to acquire and/or create all We might want. We bartered and traded and work exchanged to fill all the gaps.
Eventually, these modes of exchange became cumbersome, and We began to agree on tokens to represent Our meaningful energy expended. Shells, beads, sticks notched and split. These also included coins of precious metals, and then bills when hauling metals around in large quantities became cumbersome too. Then the debt system, creating tokens through loans, eventually emerging and enhanced by a shift from paper entries to electronic bits.
The foundation of all of it still rests on the effectively scarce amounts of energy to be meaningfully expended.
The question becomes, do We really NEED to exchange to survive? What if We added free energy (and I personally know We have such deep in black projects)? What if We added robots in necessary work no One WANTS to do? We Humans will do things We WANT to do for merely the social currency We receive – thanks, appreciation, love, respect, reputation, lauds, name recognition, fame, Self satisfaction – IF We are not concerned about how We will meet the basics in life.
So Let’s look at adding free energy. Suppose We spent taxes to build and retrofit everything with free energy. The costs of energy would be removed – all down the line. Products become cheaper and cheaper – initially in any markets with high amounts of competition, but eventually in all aspects as pressure comes to bear.
So now, We can spend taxes on filling positions We NEED with Those who love the work, and robots to take up slack. At this point, the need to exchange is extinguished because, since 100% of the cost of EVERYTHING is energy, and We have removed the cost of both external and Human energy, everything becomes free. The amount We spend is irrelevant, for with the removal of money, all financial debt becomes moot.
Many of the industries We see today will vanish, being unnecessary: banking, insurance, Wall Street, advertising, accounting, sales, and cashiering (and what percentage of These that hold such jobs LOVE what They do and would not prefer to be doing something else?).
Along with these We will see also no more poverty, oppression, wage/debt and outright slavery, and biggest: profiteering. War profiteering (no war: “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”), prison profiteering, pharma profiteering (and thus the suppressed cures will emerge), medical profiteering, chemical profiteering, food profiteering, water profiteering, air profiteering.
It also pulls the money rug out from under the psychopaths that have matriculated to the top of the money/power heap (ALL money systems promote the most ruthless and psychopathic; They are the Ones who are willing to do ANYTHING to get, and keep, money/power over Others). They become equals with all the rest of Us, accountable as Individuals, as are the rest of Us.
If You would like details, I direct You to My work at these links:
The Plan: http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/index.php?topic=5626.0
Also, I offer a 10 minute nutshell here, wherein to focus on the ideas, I remain anonymous:
For Us to choose to eliminate the need to exchange to survive, the ideas need to hit the tipping point – about 10% – and then it will seem everyOne is talking about it and 90+% will know about it. And THEN…
We WILL create better on this planet.
“If the universe is made of mostly Dark Energy…can We use it to run Our cars?”
“The LOVE of money is the root of all evil; remove the soil in which the root grows…”
“If You want peace, take the profit out of war.”
In Our past systems of governing, We pass “laws” - whether by consent of the “governed” (seldom) or by decree from a body of one to some number of Individuals who are making decisions. (They aren’t really Laws, for there are only three Laws. If You look, You will see they are all statutes, codes, bills, declarations, constitutions, regulations, mandates, edicts, decrees, rules, and so on. They are NOT Laws.)
So We operate under these decisions for Us as best We can. We vote for “laws” that Others must follow, and justice is served poorly with the letter of the law at times being clearly opposed to the spirit. (Or at least the spirit We were sold it as having.) Or We vote for a representative who is supposed to vote in Our interest, but money nearly always buys that One out.
This is how democracies and republics operate.
Many of You know My work showing that We can eliminate the
Do not willfully hurt or kill another sentient, sapient Being
Do not willfully take or damage another sentient, sapient Being’s property
Do not willfully defraud another sentient, sapient Being
Without a profit motive, these Laws are pretty easily kept. Why would One defraud another of something when that something can be ordered on the web and delivered all for free? Why take things that belong to Others? And murder is a money thing. So rare is murder outside of wars - drug wars, corporate wars, “elite” wars, domestic “wars” (all about money/power) and ordinary war profiteering wars. No, can’t solve for jealous lovers who lose it. Can’t solve for a few others - but the bulk of issues are solved for, the biggies: poverty, oppression, wage/debt and outright slavery, and profiteering.
In a society that has solved for profit motive (i.e., gotten rid of the need to exchange to survive), is democracy really what We truly want? Many have said that democracy is “mob rule,” and because it imposes (or is presumed to) the will of Others over the will of One, it can easily turn out that way.
Here is where I offer up the idea of a solutocracy.
Rather than voting on whether or not We want to (try to) make People behave a certain way, perhaps We should address whether some behavior is a PROBLEM in any given case. Beyond the three Laws - which, when broken are always a problem to one degree or another - a problem can be quite subjective. The more who look, the closer to objective perspective overall will be perceived. If a community looks at a reported issue and also see a problem, then a problem likely exists. On the other hand, if no real problem is seen, then it’s probably best left for the Ones involved to handle.
With the web now covering a large portion of the planet, a central site could be set up, open-source programmed, where local, regional, continental, and global levels can be accessed, where reports can be made at the local level of problems, big and small. Solutions can be discussed, and if enough People think it’s a problem and vote for it, it goes to the next level.
Each time it moves to a higher level, more People are available to offer solutions. In this way, local problems can be solved locally, but if the problem is big enough and there are no solutions locally, additional resources from a wider scope can be drawn on.
No One is limited to voting on just Their own local issues. This allows for People who believe They have been wronged to put a call out to friends to vote and comment, as well. In turn, if both sides have many They call to vote, the problem can be moved up a level and more objective a perspective will emerge. Solutions will be more “fair.”
Also, involvement will tend to be amongst Those who care about solving a given problem; no longer will People be interested only because there is a money angle. Either the problem elicits concern or it does not. It is small indeed if very few see a problem at all.
From such a structure, the People most skilled at solving a problem will emerge - as each Person offers a soltution, Others will evaluate the solution and will implement it if enough see it as a good solution.
This differs greatly from “mob rule” because:
1. Most looking at the problem will NOT be vested in it.
2. If a group is pushing for an “unfair” solution, a larger group will emerge to push for a better solution.
3. Mobs are more a function of physical proximity than distanced by a lack of immediacy over the web. (Thus We see People speaking Their minds on the web as They never would in face-to-face interactions.)
4. In a system that does not set rules, but rather examines each problem as it arises, mob rule (as the term “rule” implies) cannot “rule.”
So rather than voting for People to vote for “laws” that apply whether there is a problem or not (and frequently creating more problems), We only look at things if there IS a problem to begin with. Rather than expecting one Individual to have expertise in solving all problems, the BEST Individual(s) for solving any specific problem will emerge.
In such a system, One is then free to do anything and everything One wants to do within the three Laws, and as long as Others see no problem. And when a problem arises, a high degree of objectivity can be achieved in solving it.
I suggest that We consider this form of governance over governMENT (controlMIND). From this system ALL are able to pursue life, liberty, and happiness with ease.