Harder still it has proved to rule the dragon Money… A whole generation adopted false principles, and went to their graves in the belief they were enriching the country they were impoverishing.
Of the hundred dominant economic units in the world today, the hundred largest economic units—and that’s the word they use, “units”—49 are countries and 51 are corporations.
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country… Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
Abraham Lincoln - November 12, 1864
What you foresaw, we are living.
Many people think they will be able to practice generosity only after they have accumulated a small fortune. I know young people who dream of getting rich so they can bring happiness to others: “I want to become a doctor or the president of a big company so I can make a lot of money and help many people.” They do not realize that it is often more difficult to practice generosity after you are wealthy. If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech. The way you speak to others can offer them joy, happiness, self-confidence, hope, trust, and enlightenment. Mindful speaking is a deep practice.
Last night, during a town hall meeting posted onYouTube, in Kenosha, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the architect of the GOP plan to end Medicare, came face-to-face with this movement once again. At one point during the meeting, a man who identified himself as a long-time resident outraged about big corporations outsourcing jobs asked why Ryan doesn’t want to tax these companies, getting huge applause from the audience.
Ryan responded by saying that first we should deal with some tax shelters, and the crowd began to shout “Do it first!” Then Ryan started to say that we’re taxing corporations too much, which set off a spree of booing and shouts of “Liar!” Ryan responded by saying that those who are yelling should leave:
CONSTITUENT: I’ve been around this area for quite a long time but once all the factories moved out and there’s no work for our grandchildren or children to get jobs. And if they did have have jobs and those factories were open if you applied a tariff on companies that left, they would come back, or our government could take the money they have and reinvest in the factories that are still here and get apprenticeship programs for people like electricians, pipefitters, plumbers, sheet metal men and put it back to work. You would have the money you need to balance all that. [referring to the budget] (applause from the audience)
RYAN: I agree with the first — I totally agree with that sentiment. First of all the tax system we have is a corrupt system it doesn’t work. It benefits a handful of people and businesses at the expense of everybody else. What I would say is let’s get rid of the tax shelters that let’s some pay get away with paying no taxes –
CONSTITUENT: Do it first! (cheers from audience)
RYAN: Come on, it’s not worth the peanut gallery. Let’s clean up the tax code and lower our tax rates. The reason why I say, the president’s commission said the same thing, we’re taxing our businesses our employers, a lot more than our competitors are taxing theirs –
(Audience boos, hisses)
CONSTITUENT: He’s lying!
RYAN: If you’re yelling I just want to ask you to leave. It’s just not polite.
The power of the almighty dollar.
I’ve always been in the awareness bracket when it came to money. Knowing that the dollar only had power over the minds of the greedy, which it ruled, and those it has gained leverage over via marketing and media.
If it hasn’t become obvious enough to you yet, it’s time to open your eyes and quit sleepwalking. Everything you have been taught and brainwashed to do in this world, in your lifetime, has one ultimate conclusion; control.
The more you praise money, the more the world around continues to fall to its knees. I play no parts in that destruction, but you; the consumer, the conformists have the strength to change that. It is time you use your heart to look more carefully into what you understand to be right and wrong. It is time shift your perception and consciousness away from the machine that continues to teach fear. You have been desensitized and wiped completely clean of the purities of your self/soul. You have bought into the system and the society which you claim to want no parts of.
It is clear as day to a person such as myself viewing this from the outside looking in. However, those already trapped in the bubble need to find a way out.
By: Christian Torres
Root of all Evil