Reasonable Capitalism, why not?
The economic system of a civilization is limited by its level a spirituality.
At the present, we cannot adopt any system better than capitalism because we
have not yet cultivated certain human tendencies necessary for a better economic
system. Communism will not work either because of the current tendencies in the
human beings, so for the moment we are stuck with capitalism.
However, if we survive long enough, if we cultivate better beliefs, I am sure
that we can formulate and establish a fairer economic system.
In this article, I will try to bring to light how human tendencies and
behaviors that play the dominant role in determining what sort of economic
system works for us.
The following list of beliefs are what limit us to Capitalism.
1 The belief that if you are stronger than another, then you do not have to
be fair to the other.
2 If you are stronger than another, then you can stake a claim on anything
that belongs to him or her.
3 If you are stronger than another, you make the rules for the other. That
usually means that there are no rules for you.
4 If you are the stronger, than even the energy of the weaker is a commodity
for you to use at your pleasure.
The sum of the beliefs mentioned above produces a very pleasant and near
paradisaical life for the strong and a very unpleasant and hellish life for the
Before we go any further, let's analyse what it means to be strong and weak.
There are many forms of strengths. The current understanding of strength that
permeates our civilization boils down to the capacity of one thing to
disassemble or destroy another thing. This understanding though well established
in the human psyche is absolutely wrong for the evolution of a specie and a
civilization. This understanding of strength is negative. it programs the human
being to become more and more violent because violence itself is seen as the
essence of strength. This understanding of strength eventually and unavoidably
comes to mean that whom so ever is willing to kill others is strong and whom so
ever wants to preserve life is weak. Being that human beings live and learn, we
cannot expect any other result other than everyone having the goal of gaining as
much destructive power as possible. It is human nature. No one enjoys being a
victim of the bullying of the strong and sooner or later comes a point where the
victim simply has enough and decides that the only solution is to become a
destructive force also.
So I find myself very surprised when the super powers of the world are
surprised that smaller powers of the world are willing to risk everything to
bridge the gap of power. They have no choice because this civilization functions
under the paradigm of negative strength and there is a direct correlation
between how pleasant your life is going to be and how much destructive power you
have. The final equation of this understanding of strength is:
Power to Destroy = Pleasant
While the inverse of the equation is:
Desire to preserve life = Unpleasant.
By now you should not have any problem concluding that the inevitable result
of adopting this understanding of strength is the complete auto destruction of
Being that economy is directly link to our understanding of strength, we find
that working, being productive, useful, appreciated and of a service to society,
instead of being an enjoyable and satisfactory human experience has become a
punishment and sometimes a torture for the human being. But off course who wants
to break their back and sacrifice their energy just so the favored of a system
that supports the minority of humanity that has put its faith squarely in the
paradigm that the greater your capacity to destroy is and the more you actually
destroy to demonstrate and remind all others of that capacity, the better of you
are. You tell me where is anyone supposed to find the Joy in that?
So here we are with a class of victims where its members aspire to rise
through the ranks and one day maybe become part of the class of the bullies. So
when you see them become cut-throats and back stabbers in the work environment
and even gangsters, drug dealers murderous cartels, pirates and all sorts of
crazy criminals, don't be surprised. They learned this from someone.
The members of the class of victims who for some reason that only God knows,
refuse to adopt this false understanding of Strength, have no choice but to
become even stronger than the bullies. You find them willing to live a life of
near if not complete misery and determined to complete their lives without
participating in the quest for destructive strength. That is correct, when you
see a poor man or a poor woman scraping a life out of a small plot of land,
washing the dishes or mopping the floor of an expensive restaurant where you
like to eat or doing any such menial job simply to put food on the table for
their children, don't you dare to even think of them as weak and insignificant
members of society. They form the Atlas and the Hercules that are holding on to
the rope of faith which is buying us time in the hope that by some unknown
miracle the bullies will one day wake up and see that they have it all wrong. If
you think that these people prefer to live that miserable type of life because
they are too stupid, too lazy or simply a lower form of human being than you, you
better think again. These people understand something that you are too stupid,
too lazy and too cowardly to understand or accept. You are the one who sold out
and capitulated to take the easy road. You became a collaborator of the
destructive and the violent. I don't see how a capitulator can call himself or
herself strong. You know you are not strong and that is why everything scares
and terrifies you
So here we are where you need to know what everyone is doing at
all the time. Well I'll tell you what we are doing. We are praying that God will
change you hearts. Remember, we are the ones who believe in preserving life so we are not
interested in destroying your or see harm come to you. The ones who are interest
in this, are the ones you have educated and formed to be like you. They are the
ones who want to destroy you. The more they say yes sir, the more you need to
watch your back.
Were it not be for the unbelievable, almost supernatural spiritual strength
of the so called weak, we would not be here today. If everyone where to adopt
the passion for destroying and killing to live a brief lives of luxury, I would
not be writing this article today because I would not be here and you neither.
There would be no one left.
The world continues to exist solely by the spiritual strength of the so
called weak and this is why it is written in the bible: And the weak shall
inherit the Earth. This is because unless we all realize that is it better for
us to understand strength the way the so called weak understands it, there will
not be a world to inherit. This is why only the weak can inherit the Earth.
As much as I would want to, I do not expect you to be able to make that
quantum leap of waking up tomorrow, transformed into this type of herculean
weak person. It would amaze me if you were able to do it so. The most I can ask
you to do is to try and make a better capitalism that you could maybe call
Reasonable Capitalism. A capitalism where you can live in Paradise but at least
let the rest of the world live in purgatory. You can begin by having a more
reasonable credit system. If you are one of those bullies of the system, don't
you realize that if your greed has no limit so does the misery of the world and
if the misery of the world has no limit then the world has a limit.
What is the purpose of all your great inventions if you pay your employees so
little that they have to borrow money from you so they can buy these inventions
and then live the rest of their lives paying you interest? Why is it a need for
you to be so comfortable while others are so uncomfortable? What is the reason?
Where is the reason? There is none except that you have adopted a belief that
being strong is to be a heartless bully. It is time for you to find another
strength in you, the strength to implement Reasonable Capitalism where you pay
your employees enough so they can afford the products they make. Henry Ford
understood it. He wanted his employees to be able to afford the product they
built. That did not stop him from being rich and living a very comfortable life.
Henry Ford is the example of Reasonable Capitalism. What you have established
today is Miserable Capitalism.
My question for today is the following:
Are you falsely strong or truly strong?