Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#88 Natural Socialism

Now, before we get started, we'd advise everyone to have a look at this. 

We have no idea how long this will be on YouTube or even if this blog will long survive what's coming. The title of Gerald Celente's report was, "Global Meltdown: It's In The Numbers" – (6/9/16). Now, make no mistake, we like Celente. We could have only minor points of disagreement which could be easily resolved because Gerald is a reasonable man who responds to facts and logic and is well aware of bullshit!

Gerald is certainly one who sees that all the money we know of is treated as a commodity and is therefore subject to speculation. He wouldn't be in the camp of those who think nothing but precious metals is really money. But then again, he knows the reality, that when everything comes down to accepting payment, even among enemies, only gold will do. This is why we deliberately chose to base the proposed Valun on a transaction involving gold. We of course advise Celente and everyone else to read this blog thoroughly and thoughtfully. I have tried hard not to bore too many people. I find it's always best to try and write exactly as if I were sitting across a table from you, looking you in the face and just talking to you.

The reasons to buy some gold and silver are in case you have to resort to whole barter to survive as the spit-barter function that money provides would have failed, as it has in Venezuela and may spread elsewhere. But we contend, and we can prove it, that THEY control gold and silver too, so none of it is really OUR money because we do not determine its purchasing power, THEY do. We can cry til we're blue in the face that the price of precious metals is kept artificially low, but who cares? The fact that THEY determine its price is all you need know. Gold and silver are still THEIR money, not yours or mine and this will be so as long as they control the price in any number of their other money; be they dollars, pounds, yen, etc. all central bank issued from stolen fiat..

Stolen fiat?  But THEY have always told us that fiat issue was bad unless THEY did it.  Right.  As we said before, if YOU or I didn't issue it, it's illegitimate money. If a bank issued it, it's illegitimate, if it was issued by a state, it's illegitimate. It is still money in that it performs split-barter for us, but it is illegitimate nonetheless. Precious metals are commodities and since, if you use them, all you accomplish is pricing one commodity with another, then both ends are subject to speculation and no speculator ever makes any money if prices remain stable.

Economic arguments in support of speculators are BULLSHIT and should be seen as nothing more than advertisements for pilferers and fraudsters of every kind and description. Speculators are just another bunch of rich capitalists, redundant because in order to actually be a capitalist, one must be rich, who make money on money without working for it. They accomplish nothing but stealing from everyone else. In fact, all capitalism relies on usury, the taking back of that which was never created in the first place, and spreading this essential fraud among the rich to get them sucked into the black holes called “public” corporations, which literally are too big to fail because if they didn't exist, the states that registered them would cease to exist. Are you getting this out there? 

Free enterprise and Capitalism are NOT the same AT ALL, they are in fact eventual enemies because capitalism relies on free enterprise for any and all material advances, else capitalism would die. Corporations attempt to “manage” all the creativity among their own people, but when push comes to shove, when an idea is literally so good that it must come forth, someone sees an opportunity for tremendous profits and so, new businesses are formed from out of corporate laboratories anyway. Does that mean that any but a few gain from them? Of course not.

So now in this election year cycle (slumming) one hears more talk of socialism. Well, we've been living under a fascist form of socialism now for many years. In fact it's to the point where the income disparity has become so great that if more and more people weren't on the dole, there would easily be a revolt against the capitalists and the states tomorrow morning. We see that state socialism in some form or another is necessary else the capitalists would not be able to get away with their stealing.

A point could even be made that the capitalist takedown of the Czar in 1917, which established a hard core socialist state in its place, as well as murdering an inconvenient 60 million people (conservatively) was really so that the powers behind the scenes could get their hands on Russia's raw materials at rock bottom prices. Want to imagine that it wasn't exactly that with all we know now? Why don't you read Antony C. Sutton and you'll know more. Also notice that the same format exists today with regard to Syria.

Anyway, socialism is defined as a noun, a thing, an idea: “socialism - a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Synonyms: leftism, welfarism; radicalism, progressivism, social democracy; communism, Marxism, labor movement - "my appreciation for certain aspects of socialism does not mean I'm a socialist" - policy or practice based on the political and economic theory of socialism. (in Marxist theory) a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism.” Google

We want you to notice right away that this definition covered exchange, which means money. By “owned or regulated by the community as a whole” does NOT mean that any central bank, or any bank, or any government for that matter as whose “community” do such institutions serve? They serve their “stakeholders” and stockholders and nobody else!

So this definition conveys statist memes that have the common people believe such ludicrous fallacies as that they have any say in anything their governments do, when obviously they do not. Did anyone really want to go to war in 1914 or in 1939 or today? No, the people have to be conned into going to war for a good cause worth dying for. OK, so that would be the bankers' profits. That's why you're going to war.

As a theory of social organization, socialism conveys the notion that successful societies can be fashioned/arranged through acceptance of the theory or that in some way the theory actually explains something going on naturally. Notice that means of production (technology), distribution (transportation) and exchange (money), are advocated to be in the hands of certain members of society -as stand ins for actual members of any community, who are obviously too stupid to know any better and must be nannied about - and are given the power to rule over us in this way through our democratic consent; the technocratic democratic state. They actually call it legislative democracy, but it doesn't mean that the people have any voice whatsoever as those posts are filled by the technocrats who were all bought and paid for by them and these people actually believe in the system, or do they?

We have described socialism as the evil twin sister of capitalism, therefore:

Capitalism is defined as a noun, a thing, an idea; “an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. Synonyms: free enterprise [sic], private enterprise, the free market; enterprise culture, "the capitalism of emerging nations" antonyms: communism.”

Merging state power with corporate power = fascism. But in reality, what a fascist is allowed to do is FORCE people to the will of the rulers in any way possible, even by insinuating invasions of foreign people who have no stake or understanding of the societies into which they are pushed.

So we obviously contend with this common definition as to us, capitalism is the making of money on money without work, whereas free enterprise, private enterprise, enterprise culture, "the capitalism of emerging nations" all have to do with work to attain profit determined in money terms. Wealth again is that capable of producing income. All wealth that is capable of sustaining a community is its commonwealth. That which each individual has to enable them to provide an income is their innate wealth or their acquired wealth as it may include either tools, education or both. One can acquire wealth by information (education) and by purchase with money.

Wealth, that capable of providing an income may be enhanced by purchasing tools or education/ training with money. However, it would well be to consider the costs when financing the acquisition of either a fancy education or an expensive tool, that the cost is worth the potential income to be gained. Despite all the clamour to the contrary, such caution is only prudent; it may be a far better life strategy to acquire a piece of real estate rather than an educational degree. Obviously it matters just where that real estate is located and in what the degree is taken in.

If one wants to mow lawns for a living or remove fallen leaves, and one acquires the equipment to do these things and knows how to run them and maintain them, and if he is able to be paid over and above all that it costs him to maintain them, then he earns a profit in money terms that exceeds his terms of barter in his favour. Do that enough times and actually do something with each purchase of either information or capital goods (tools, machines, factories) to increase one's wealth (to produce more income) and one could become rich through honest labour. Rich enough for most people anyway.

The issues with socialism are how do communities take care of their own? How was it usually accomplished in the past? Or even what is the goal?

Here's another one we'll throw into the mix; populism is a political position which holds that the virtuous citizens are being mistreated by a small circle of elites, who can be overthrown if the people recognize the danger and work together.

By virtuous citizen would mean anything that can't help but be of good. We doubt this explanation is either clear or realistic. The actual meaning of the virtuous in the above expression is applied to those among the people who earn a living by producing something; a good or service. It is fair to say that a small elite of extremely wealthy individuals DOES in fact take advantage of everyone else, whether we are mistreated in the process or not. In any case, we advocate another position for the virtuous (John and Jane Galts) to take; to walk out of their system and start the process by forming your own, which you can only do among your friends and neighbours first and foremost.

Our answer to state socialism is within the proposal of this blog to build into our monetary system a feature we'll call Natural Socialism since it arises naturally out of obvious mutual benefit among people who actually know each other rather than imposed on any community by some outside FORCE, it will be a socialism that arises among the people who know each other best.

Before we get into that, we reiterate that any ism is an irritant of some sort, an indication of disease. Capitalism is a disease of capital and socialism is a disease of society deliberately caused by capitalism. It is in fact a giant misleading hoax to think that communists overthrew the Czar since it was capitalists who PAID the communists to do what they did and the same power phalanxes that existed then are still at it; in Syria with ambitions to further disrupt and destroy Iran and Russia too, because they intend THEIR monetary system, whether that be by bank credit or precious metals, to rule the world. That has been their stated strategy since at least 1815. They want total control so they determine exactly and precisely who lives and who dies. The only problem with all of this is, that they know the evil they do and THAT will ultimately undo them.

Now about natural socialism and our proposal: Since we believe that giving anyone money for nothing is abhorrent (that's capitalism and socialism), and we are in almost universal agreement with exactly how most people feel, then we consider measures having to do with any “natural socialism” to be temporary. After all, one does not encourage any ism by tolerating it; one seeks a remedy to eventually eliminate it. So we propose to begin by using THEIR methods and numbers until their system fails, and it will too.

What then will millions upon millions of people do when Social Security is not just cut but eliminated? We pledge to help people in the only way we can, by giving them the right to issue their own money for their subsistence until they can attain enough wealth to become more self-sufficient, knowing of course that complete self-sufficiency is at least a pipe dream and at most hides a general misanthropy; the current meme is to set up a dialectic between the “rugged” individualist as opposed to the completely socialized wimp. We frankly doubt the accuracy of this meme and anyway it's from THEM so it has to be scrutinized as if it were a lie on arrival.

In a previous paper, we gave an example of how each state in the US determines by public law what the minimum wage is and by inference what income a standard forty hour work week would produce; the customary payment schedules for any jobs worked at those pay scales. Everyone complains that money is still scarce and well they might complain because as we have also demonstrated, money is not only created/issued, it also dies, is destroyed, never to return. And THAT is key to understanding exactly why new money must flow into the system, else you have an economic failure due to lack of fuel. That's largely why the economic slowdown is being deliberately engineered; through lack of money, economies die and people die along with them. 

What powers the Valun flow? Work! Our system would pay you in Valuns in parallel to what you get in dollars (or anything else) as long as the tax implications are thoroughly understood and you and your employer are both members of your local IE. If you are a public employee the same could happen though the contract would be with your local IE since your government employer would not be allowed to join. You would increase your purchasing power and diversify it to get out of debt so you can walk out on them by paying off all your debts in dollars, etc and living off your Valuns and eventually as you earn more, saving them to acquire bigger and better things which perhaps may enhance your innate wealth. Of course as long as THEIR system lasts, there will be taxes to pay, etc. that must be fully observed; this is not some hair-brained tax dodge scheme. If you ever thought so, please get that notion out of your thinking or leave off reading any further.

But what about public employees? In fact what about retired public employees? Well, at this point governments wouldn't join, but since earning Valuns is always connected with a Labour Contract, instead of it being with some B member business or even another A member, it would be with the IE itself representing the community. You'd submit your paystub and we'd determine in Valuns what it would be each pay period and the same would be true of all retirement payments benefits provided as part of your job.

Of all public employees, we especially think it important to enroll anyone in law enforcement right up the line to even people in high positions within these organizations because we think you in law enforcement are especially vulnerable. If the system fails, we want them on our side with a stake in something that is really ours. After all, most police are members of our families who just needed a job to make it in THEIR system.

As more people find out about this proposal and spread it around and it might be over a fairly short time, as more come aboard, there will be more places to spend your Valuns for things you really need; food, clothing, HOUSING, services, other items, usually in used goods markets first and there will be those who value honest 100% reserve finance that will draw more people into the Valun Exchange Network (VEN) too.

We will have to grow our own new skill sets, develop our innate wealth, practise each day to do what we like to do and can do best, to do it even better the next time, to practise to have fun. To live our lives planning our work time so we can enjoy more our treasure time, the times of our lives.

David Burton
venlead2013@aol.com 

Current Hypothetical Value of a Hypothetical Value Unit

[6/16/16: Excuse me, but isn't what you say Natural Socialism is, that's just people like in families helping each other do things for barter without money. You're suggesting we use Valuns among ourselves? Jeff, Alberta Canada

Your suggestion would greatly help people understand what money is and does. You could start a project among your extended family and friends using the proposed Valun. Give each of them V200 (200 Valuns) and rather than making it pieces of paper, give each a tiny book into which they'll add and subtract their transactions, just like a mini bank book. Nothing fancy. They're just advised to keep their books with them as that's where their Valuns are recorded. Everyone is supposed to trust each other implicitly that they don't cook their books.

As we've said countless times on this blog, TRUST is at the heart of any and all systems of trade. CONFIDENCE only matters when it concerns the means to split the barter (the money instrument: the willingness to accept it as well as the willingness to spend it). HONESTY is the one quality in any trade for goods or labour which must must ultimately prevail. If you want an end to lies, deceit, thievery, murders, wars, etc. you have to separate yourself from all of that, “come out of her, my people,” and chief among them is learning the virtue of telling the truth.

We also said that it took 3 people to start and each of the three could seek out two more, and each one of those could seek out 2 more, etc. It will soon be clear to everyone that as numbers grow the more useful it would be to have a community ledger and associated tokens; the V-Check (to circulate for six months only, renewable or deposited) and eventually the Exchange note (circulation out to seven years, possibly determined by appreciating assets acquired by each of the local exchanges) except that they would all be the equivalent of V-Checks and of course personal checks.

Now, each Value Unit (Valun) is right now at $2.71 comparable value (6/20/16) so V200 are the equivalent of $542. That should be enough to get started.]

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