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David Graeber is an Intelligent human being – an activist – active in occupy wallstreet and so on.

His book – debt the first 5000 years – is a scientific very detailed 534 pages book – but what he misses – what is wrong with debt?

let me tell you what is wrong – with the interest on debt monetary system:

repaying debt is not so easy, not only because of the interest-on-interest effect but also – the money to pay the interest – IS NEVER CREATED in the first place – the game is rigged. (see another great book: Bernard Lietaer “rethinking money”)

Here comes the (simplified but still true) example:

imagine a world where there is only one bank and two shoe companies:

  • company A shoes
  • company B shoes

Bank X is given a loan from the central bank of $100.000 in cash (the central bank is the only bank allowed to issue cash).

The $100.000 Bank X keeps as reserves (10% in reality this would be only 1%).

This allows Bank X to lend out 100% of the $100.000 meaning $1.000.000 or one million in “book money” (money that only exists in the books or in computers).

So Bank X can gives company A and company B a loan of $450.000 to start their business and wants every year a modest rate of 3% interest.

The problem: the 3% interest ($13.500 in the first year) ARE NEVER GENERATED and thus one of the loans HAS to fail.

So after the first year – already $27.000 of interest would need to be paid to Bank X – but because this money was never created in the first place it can not be paid unless…

Company A needs to “extract” money/steal from company B in order to repay their debt or face bankruptcy.

Eventually one of the companies will have to close down – people lose their jobs – and the other company then has a monopoly on shoes – the prices for shoes skyrocket X-D

Because the interest-money is never created, it is not in the game, one of the competitors has to fail so the other competitor can repay the loan.

This is evil.

It is evil because sets people against each other in very very aggressive and evil way and calls it “normal”.

This will create a society of thieves and robbers and this is exactly what we have today.

did you know the “privatization” comes from the the latin word “privare” which literately means to steal? (deprive, rob)

The Goldman Sachs saying: “it is not enough that you win – others have to lose”

is not exactly correctly, more correct would be:

“in order to win – others will have to lose”

because those are the (current rules) of this catastrophic debt based game.

Here is another piece of wisdom: NEVER lend money to family or friends or you will lose both.

instead: if a friend or family member is in need ask them what they need and buy it for them. (help with material not with money directly)

or: give the money as a gift.

never the less Graeber keep up the good work.

Lietaer has unfortunately passed away.

https://youtu.be/La8Pw8tjciI
https://youtu.be/La8Pw8tjciI

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/07/1068631

She tackles the horrifying terrible crimes of the human race in the most fucked up corners of this beautiful planet

She can bring attention not only to the:

  • UN (which was formed after ww2 – to keep dialogue between almost all nations of this planet going – even those that hate each other – to prevent further useless wars and terrible escalations but has been looked at with scorn and rendered powerless by the US)
  • but to those very tough topics
  • UN blue helmets are very much in need around the globe – as an 3rd objective independent party – that can help bring peace to opposing forces
https://twitter.com/UNPeacekeeping/status/1110945575657103361
https://twitter.com/UNPeacekeeping/status/1110945575657103361

respect2Angelina!

not a lot of wealthy rich western people dedicate their time helping the poorest in the most fucked up corners of this beautiful planet

a hero not only in the movies – but also in real life

PS: sorry it did not work out with Brad :-p

soon UN blue helmets in Donbass?

There are a lot of UN blue helmet peace keeping missions in progress around the globe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Nations_peacekeeping_missions

What is important, even when the UN headquarters are based in NY (should be moved to some independent island)

  • that the UN stays active and as independent an unbiased as possible
  • the UN must at all costs avoid to become “a tool” for the US or other nations
  • blue helmets send to Donbass should neither from Ukraine nor from Russia (independent parties) that can report truthfully what the situation is and try to keep the peace

To invite the UN peacekeepers in the Donbass: Pristayko announced a plan in case of failure in Minsk

Ukraine has not officially turned to the UN with the issue of the peacekeepers, but this proposal had been received from Russia, said Pristayko.

auto translated from: https://glavred.info/politics/10130525-priglasit-mirotvorcev-oon-na-donbass-pristayko-ozvuchil-plan-na-sluchay-provala-v-minske.html

The administration of US President Donald trump intends to discuss with the Russian side a plan to deploy 20 thousand peacekeepers in the Donbas.

The United States wants to introduce 20 thousand peacekeepers in the Donbass

How it transmits Axar.az , this is reported by the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

This issue is expected to be raised in the coming days. According to the newspaper, according to American and other Western diplomats, this mission can operate under the auspices of the OSCE, and not the UN.

As the newspaper notes, this plan will become one of the parts of the US strategy against Russia, aimed at Moscow’s compliance with the Intermediate-range nuclear forces Treaty (INF).

auto translated from: https://ru.axar.az/news/vmire/224291.html

since “early 2014, fighting has left more than 11,000 dead and thousands injured”

source: https://www.crisisgroup.org/europe-central-asia/eastern-europe/ukraine/donbas-peacekeeping-opportunities-and-risks

Casualties and losses
4,431 killed[17][18][19]
70 missing[20]
9,500–10,500 wounded[21]
5,670 killed[*][21][22]
12,500–13,500 wounded[21]
3,353 civilians killed (315 in 2016–2020)[21][23]
13,000–13,200 killed; 29,000–31,000 wounded overall[21]
1,414,798 Ukrainians internally displaced; 925,500 fled abroad[24]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Donbass

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_peacekeeping

https://twitter.com/UNPeacekeeping

who manages to stay mentally healthy in an crazy environment – has achieved a lot

THE worst side effect of this (financial debt created economic competition) system is: it makes people hate people

think about this: ScenarioA – city

People ransack a store in Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday Jan. 5, 2017. Anger over gasoline price hikes is fueling more protests and looting. Officials say the unrest has resulted in the death of a policeman, the ransacking of hundreds of stores and arrests of hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/looting-protests-in-mexico-over-gas-price-hikes-turn-deadly_2207462.html

you live in a densely populated area that can not sustain itself without the flow of money.

Your subconsciousness is in constant danger “will the flow of money still work tomorrow?”

Every other human appears to you as a competitor about resources (and if those resources are finite and non-renewable, this of course is true, your subconsciousness is true to you!)

now think about ScenarioB – countryside

in the countryside where there is space (not more than 10x people per hectar = 10000m²= 107639.1ft²)

people might have less money, but they are less stressed, because the “fallbacksystem” (as long as living conditions on this planet are somewhat in balance/climatechange) are right in front of their door

they can always go back to (organic, labor intense) farming and won’t have kill other people for the last can of beans in the SuperMarket (the most possible extreme version of “competition”)

ScenarioC – even more space

The Outback of Australia is hot, yes, but there is plenty plenty plenty of land.

So think about this: You travel the Outback… and there is no house in 1000 miles.

By accident you meet another person.

Chances are pretty good this person is not a outlawed bandit, but just another human being that tries to survive on this planet.

You will be happy to meet and greet and cooperate and help each other.

Because your common enemy is not mankind – but the struggle for survival in nature in the universe against the elements.

You might even appreciate the presence of another human (as long as this human is trustworthy of course).

humans always have been social beings that lived in groups for cooperation

It happened with the invention of money and television that people became ego-centric (the psychological effects of “thinking about money” are studied, they cause egoism)

Everyone wants to have their own house with their own pool with their own television to sit in front of – material wise “rich” but social wise very very lonely “poor” and unhappy (!) (because this damn pool needs a lot of cleaning and there is only ads and shit in tv) X-D

So when you meet another human in the vast spaces of space – chances are pretty good – there will be appreciation.

There are examples where humans have a POSITIVE impact on the environment, just by “being there” and living a an renewable lifestyle.

example: Native Humans of the Amazonas rainforest

as primitive as those people seem to western high-tech cultures and weaponry… it is actually their technological inability to cut down large trees (deforestation) and their inability to produce plastic, that brings about (non-intentional side effect) a livestyle “in balance” with nature – perfect renewable cycles of almostl every material. (because they only use renewable material, except maybe gold)

You could say – it was their primitive lifestyle that saved them – because they were unable to destabilize their own system – which is good.

But of course – if a meteor strikes – they would not have the science to deflect that threat.

So the truth about the perfect balance is somewhere in the middle.

You can ask any native human – they don’t know stress or burnout or mental illness – it just does not exist.

https://terrasenses.blogspot.com/2013/04/
https://terrasenses.blogspot.com/2013/04/
https://www.ladunliadinews.com/2017/10/incredible-images-capture-lives-of.html
https://www.ladunliadinews.com/2017/10/incredible-images-capture-lives-of.html
https://www.ladunliadinews.com/2017/10/incredible-images-capture-lives-of.html
https://www.ladunliadinews.com/2017/10/incredible-images-capture-lives-of.html

just as our ancestors: they had no plastic and used to dispose their biological wastes (from “shit in the forrest” to cooking waste) in the forrest… which “by accident” created very fertile soil called “terra preta