Capitalism

Sadly it has become essential today to differentiate kinds of capitalism when in a simple world it had only one meaning. Today it is “ETHICAL  V/S  UNETHICAL CAPITALISM”. There will always be people who will try to obfuscate the meaning of capitalism and take advantage of it to loot.

There is a very big difference in making money and looting money. Capitalism as it has been defined in the philosophical and moral sense is the investment of one’s thinking power and physical effort into creating goods or services of value for exchange for a higher value corresponding to the value addition done by the one and is under no restriction on the fixation of the price of that value addition by any other, other than the one who has done the value addition. Capitalism is a natural outcome of human existence just like his eating food and drinking water. As he is a rational being and lives by the only tool of survival that he has that is the brain he does so by building a social relationship with fellow humans by trading his skill and value added creations and that is the capital he uses; his brain. The by-product of this endeavor of his to add value to his services and goods is called the instrument of exchange, and in the modern world it exists in the form of a promissory note printed on paper which is “money” There have been different instruments in different ages, like gold, silver, and even sea-shells in the hoary past. This exercise of humans is called “making” money. Anything that involves acquiring money without the exchange of value is called looting or mooching.

I have referred to the unethical practices of large corporations who seemingly give people a value in exchange for money but is far more inflated than the actual value addition, and people are bamboozled by false advertisements, force feeding  or downright political and governmental patronage or religious patronage, all unethical in a “FAIR and FREE” society.

See how difficult it is to explain? Do you know that there is enough and more food in this World produced every year and millions of tons are just wasted, and that is true even in the poor countries. This happens due to a real absence of “Freedom” and “Fair-play”. There are always victims of this but it is unfair that “children” bear the brunt of this when they have done nothing willfully to be a part of this corruption.

 

CAN MORALITY BE SEPARATED FROM ANY HUMAN ACTION? Including capitalism

It looks like I do have a serious misunderstanding of “Capitalism” as it is being understood today. I studied it as one of the various means of economic systems that various peoples through time have applied for the progress of mankind and in a narrower sense the nations. The common underlying aim of all the systems was ‘the progress of humankind’. I did not know that a separation of this underlying meaning has ceased to exist. I was under the impression that this separation was done to quantify and qualify at school and college levels to make it easier to study the mechanism of the subjects. But when that stage of the system is understood then a comparative study is made to assess the efficacy of each system towards the final goal of the system. If capitalism is a mechanism to earn money by owning the means of further creation of money by an individual then it is obviously the only system of economics that exists. It is differentiated from say a communist system because the aim of that system is not ownership of the means of money making by individuals or fascism where the ownership lies with the Dictator or with imperialism where it is owned by the king. But the ownership of the means of investment to create wealth always exists.  And when we finally come down to it capitalism is what is practiced as an economic system for the creation of wealth, whether by individuals or the commune or a dictator or a king. It is the system of investing and reaping, very simple. That is exactly why I said it is as natural to humans as breathing and eating. So why is a distinction made in dividing them into different systems? The distinction is in the individual freedom of anyone in a Democratic setup to choose to do it individually and not do it if he doesn’t want to. Unlike the other systems human beings are free to choose. But the choice also has to me made with regards to the Morality involved. If as you say Capitalism starts and ends at putting in the investment, buying the knowledge and producing the goods or services which are in demand and nothing more or less to it, then there is nothing stopping a rich person from buying heavy arms investing some more in buying mercenaries and going around collecting money by threatening and coercion, as his “business” will be to collect money and he has invested money in it and he is nothing more than an honest to god “capitalist”. That I don’t think is what you mean, As soon as you say that “that” is against the law and as soon as a person’s actions are judged then it is but natural to say that the perp’s. action was bereft of morality. You cannot separate the consequences from the action. As soon as you start judging the consequences then you start making a moral judgment. I think you are beginning to understand that there is no separation. Only a person with an intention of engaging in looting will insist that any of the “isms” carry no moral tab. and that situation is called “anarchy”

Check your premises, “civilization” is all about morality and has nothing to do with wealth, but we can always choose not be a participant in a civilized society, and that is freedom but every other man can choose in his own freedom that he doesn’t like you and kills you, that is anarchy in direct opposition to civilization, therefore if you choose to live in a civilized society then freedom means freedom to act and behave morally and not freedom to loot and rape and that is a prerequisite that guides all civilized human beings, there has never been nor is there any scope to separate morality from any action of a civilized man and that goes for “CAPITALISM” too.

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Governments and the people they govern.

Through time immemorial there has been a constant tussle between the people and their Governments. It has always seemed like people are never satisfied with whatever kind of governance they have nor the actions for public benefit that they take. The basic fact is that humans have an inherent hatred of being controlled and the nature of any kind of governance is control. Ancient history reveals that the then governments would control the armies and other instruments of aggression as this would be a means of amassing wealth and if the fallout of wealth accumulation spread to the populace then things were hunky dory and such kind of fallout was cleverly allowed to happen so that there would always be a constant supply of personnel for the war efforts and accumulation of more power and wealth. Such governments lasted long and glorified as progressive benign and clever in the annals of history. But one thing is certain; any progress that happened was accidental to the process of keeping control of the power of controlling the wealth and the populace nothing more and nothing less. The age of amassing wealth through war and aggression slowly subsided and became a crime with the advent of the Industrial age. The basic tenets of governance did not change but only the means of achieving the goal; that of amassing wealth, by a few ambitious individuals and their cronies continued. Now it was economic warfare that was the tool. The transition period from open aggression to a covert one facilitated the combination of both and the end saw a few countries having taken a major portion of the pie by hook or crook and ending up as the wealthy nations of today’s world. The small section of people of these countries who govern them proved to be more ambitious and greedy than others. One can observe that Governments and Industry and Trade were one and the same through the transition period. Those few people were the ones who governed and traded and ran the industries during those times. When times started changing to a Democratic way of thinking and a clamor for freedom from overbearing and oppressive regimes started getting too loud the necessity to appear that the governments were apart from industry and trade became a compulsion. Thus in all appearances Governments seemed to separate from trade and commerce, the modern tools of aggression for amassing wealth. But in reality they have not. The tools of amassing wealth and power are still maintained by a few ambitious people who appear to be different from the Government but are just two sides of a coin. There cannot be a Government without Wealth which in turn translates to power and there cannot be wealth without industry, therefore wealth generated by industry is the only means to power and power of governance is the only means to control industry, and if anyone who tries to shake this foundation of wealth and power then that idea or individual or a group is ruthlessly thwarted and eliminated. That’s a threat to the whole fabric of modern society and has a potential to rent it asunder.
The modern tools of amassing wealth ie industry commerce and trade are the Governments of any country in this modern age. The population is allowed to believe that the Government is there to get them the best deal from the wealth producing instruments that being the Corporate World, or The Companies, or whatever they are known as in different countries. This false idea; that has been carefully inculcated into the populations; is to prevent people revolting and a situation of anarchy to prevail. Governments of all countries would like things to be industrialized and controllable, therefore even research and budgets are directed towards that. If anything that the government does helps people then it is either out of political compulsion or an accidental by product of their existence. It is a power game and if people are not aware of this then they will pay the price, tragic but true.
People like us will always be there to create awareness and churn the cauldron so that the powers that be do not take off on a runaway exercise of exploitation. Most of the people in Governments’ employment are experts at planning on devising means to convince people that they are working day and night for the sole benefit of the population. And Industry is their main poster boy. And GDP is their measure of achievement. All this has been constantly revealed about all Governments in hindsight from time immemorial, but that’s the way it is. Just being aware of it is half the battle won. And only that much is possible. And only churning is desirable; the pot should never be upturned.
If the government wins the whole battle, then there is despotism; if the people win it there is anarchy, and these are the very things that are not very desirable to have.

The Outright Lies Being Touted About Solving the Problem of WORLD HUNGER.

Can industrialized farming solve the problem of World Hunger?

Food security can be achieved by each community becoming self sufficient. This calls in for the empowerment of the small farms which take care of local needs. If you are thinking that industrialization and large scale farming will solve the problem, then be assured that it wont change anything. Just think of this; the developing countries are the ones that are suffering from food shortages. They are the ones who cannot afford to have the green revolution tech; intensive farming. The solution to that is to encourage and support small farms and reduce the costs of inputs so that they will be able to stay afloat as well as fulfill the needs of their immediate neighbors. This is possible only through Organic Farming.
The other point you have to think about is that the production of Food if taken in totality is more than enough to feed the whole world and some to spare, but even when so much of food is being produced in the world why is more than half of the world going hungry? If solving world hunger was the aim of the developed and rich countries then it can be done right now by a more equitable distribution of food, but that has never happened and never will. The newer and newer technologies that are being researched into, in the name of solving the world hunger problem is nothing but an eye wash. It is obvious that the real reason for that is to “Control” the food production and supply. If more and more farmers start getting self sufficient and local communities start getting well fed and if these farmers stop depending on the industrialized products for farming, a major source of income will suddenly dry up for the (so called) developed countries. Looking at the precarious Economy that they are perched on and after having exhausted the Market for consumer goods their attention has turned to food production. That is the last frontier that has not been industrialized. If this opportunity is taken away from them then they will have nothing to look forward to, to save their sinking economies.That is why they are fighting tooth and nail to spread myths about Agriculture, and raising the bogey of food shortages. That is why they are running scared of Earth friendly self sustainable Agriculture. It will break their powerful grip on directing the World Economy. Think of this deeply and tell me what I say does not contain the Truth.

Water

Does Pure water exist anywhere in our towns and cities today?

I read about an experiment conducted on water which was Microwaved. Two plants were watered with

1. plain tap water and

2.water after using micro-waves on it.

The second plant just died after a month of struggle. The rest of the conditions for the plants were same of course. What i mean to say is either we do not know much about water or even if someone has found out; a lot of the nature of water it is not yet widespread knowledge.

I do agree when people say that water was not Pure even in the early days. The definition of Purity needs to be examined. If purity means a Lab. specimen kind of purity then it was definitely not; but if purity means life sustaining, free from contaminants which cause incurable diseases then it was pure.

Another thing to be considered is that e-coli and other parasites are always there, but we should remember that man has evolved through millions of years in a SYMBIOTIC relationship. The human body has evolved to an extent where it can handle such impurities on it’s own using some to it’s benefit and some eliminated. The intestines are a host to hundreds of parasites and bacteria without which a lot of the food we eat will not be metabolized correctly. I wonder how many of us know that the Great hero in our blood stream, the “War Factory” the “Swat Team” the “Protein Factory” namely The Mitochondria DOES NOT HAVE HUMAN GENOMES indicating that it was adopted and nurtured by the human body in the process of evolution to serve it’s own well-being. Strictly speaking it is a PARASITE. But we do not survive for long if it is absent in us today.

I would rather go by “Pure enough” rather than just “Pure” in the Laboratory sense.

I can’t help but add one point here, and that is the claim of “Curative Properties” the most Famous being “The Waters Of The Grotto of Our Lady Of Lourdes”. Non-Believers say that it is “FAITH” and the Placebo effect of the human mind. It is not the only place which carries this property. There are many lesser known places. What I want to say as a Rationalist to the people who pooh pooh it, is, “How much do we know of WATER?”. Do we really know everything that there is to know about it?

When we show conceit of our own knowledge then all doors to Knowing bang shut.

When confronted with taste I believe that our tongues have evolved into recognizing and rejecting harmful stuff, unless of-course we get preconditioned by hypnotism of the ad-world. Now that’s a whole new kettle of different fish. What i want to emphasize is this, is it mot probable that our senses do have an ability to recognize and reject harmful things to our health. Remember the first cigarette of your life? or the first alcoholic drink? like many you might have felt a bit sick until you forced yourself to adopt to it. This inherent knowledge of our bodies gets adjusted to the toxins that we imbibe and in the end when our natural resistance to diseases is burdened with more than it is built for we get sick, really sick.

And that is what is happening all over the World, the bad food, the bad water, the bad air, meaning toxin filled stuff, is taking toll, and what are we doing about it?

We are doing the most stupidest of things that anyone can imagine, instead of stopping poisoning our lives we are just pouring in unimaginable amounts of ill afforded resources into finding “cures” for our maladies.

NONSENSE does not have limits I guess.