posted on May, 1 2018 @ 10:52 PM
Money is an important linchpin in the web of relations between the elite and the masses; but it is, more specifically, a psychological feeling of
"needing", which underlies the emergence of money. Maslow called this 'deficiency cognition'. It is an addictive surge which can become directed to
many different things - but money is not any of those things: just a thing that mediates the self's ability to gain the pleasure that is really
It is also a dynamical thing; a physical thing - because each of us are physical objects as the same time that we are embodied experiencing selves; we
also intersubjectively modify one anothers being - we produce changes that ontologically require the 'others' and their multifarious input.
Not knowing this - ignorance - that, in my opinion, is the root of all evil.
Ignorance - not knowing how the self works - prevents us from recognizing that even money could be used advantageously, for good, in a way that
everyone is taken care of (a society based in compassion) yet showing compassion as well to those of us who have ambition, curiosity, and an
I think its perfectly possible to have both these things. The former is socialism; the latter is capitalism. It is, of course, a complex apparatus;
but it does something that neither capitalism nor socialism is able to do: provide as much pleasure for the maximal number of people. If the
socialistic aspect was given precedence and priority (say, a 55/45 split), then nobody would be in poverty; drug addiction would be rare; and a
general ethic of concern for the other would be commonplace.
It is ignorance of the self; biology; evolution - understanding that we only make sense in terms of the transformation of structure from the big bang
onwards. If we understood phylogenesis (evolution of organisms up to us) and ontogenesis (how the human body evolves) we understand ourselves with an
intense level of coherency, and the effect would be an intense liberation of many different sorts of energies within us - providing maximally for a
consciousness that understands and respects the complexity of our selves - from the play based, the sexual based, to the morality and religious based;
each self would be recognized as inherent sturctures within the biological patterns of our species evolution. These affects - these drives - are
normal and healthy, so long as they don't harm others, implying tyhe central importance and significance of the golden-rule, the most obvious instinct
that exists for the most obvious reason: to balance the geometry and relax the stresses moving through each physical system.
Compassion, whence liberated, will do wonders, I'm sure, for our species.