The cost of goods and services has been increasing. Toilet paper, cereal, fruit, electricity, water, diapers this # has gone up in price in the last 5
years even when the minimum wage has stayed the same. Of course music and movies have gone down because they were overpriced from the beginning just
like any new product will be. But I think if food and certain utilities are going to go up in price, then the money we get paid should as well. Those
who argue that the employers would lay people off, well hey itmay be true but all you are doing is making an excuse for a business owner or
corporation to be more greedy with its money.
I wouldnt mind the minimum wage going up, but me personally I can live either way. I can make money on my own legally but it would take more money
than I have at my disposal to be able to achieve. Therefore I could always take the illegal route because: #1 I can start making money right away, and
#2 it is somewhat easier, besides dodging the police. Now the only reason certain ways of income are illegal is because the government doesnt get
their cut of your money. The real reason our planet and societies are in a pickle is because the people who wanted to be super rich saw that the more
people you have under your control/employ, the more money you can make. The more money you have the more power. Therefore it was encouraged and
supported to make the population increase in levels historically unheard of. This is why it would be too difficult now to just abolish money.
See it would be chaos at this point due to populations to just abandon our economies and try to survive on our own because the system has been setup
for us to be able to get all of our food from a location where it was imported somewhere else. For one family to live on their own they would need
alot of acres for raising animals, and crops. I would estimate at leats 5 acres. There are two ways of getting rid of this problem though. Have a
devastating world war to reduce population and preserve the ways of life, or you abandon the hunger for power by aboloshing a monetary system, and
begin using all resources and manpower to educate the people so that they will be able to control their own population, and develop the technological
means to support the current population until it levels off. To actually unite the world in order to reach a higher stage in our human evolution.
Unfortunately it will be easier to have a war that will kill many and cause unimaginable sufferring. Why is it easier? Well I think Jesus said it best
in Matthew 19:23
I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
A rich man is only rich because he values himself above others by convincing his subordinates that some piece of paper, or shiny metal, or precious
stone, or spice is worth a bit of his own freedom. This leads people to believe that whoever possess the most of whichever said valuable item will
have the power over so many other souls. In other words our current state of humanity will stay at war until we the people who willingly stay under
the control of those with this worthless paper, metal, stones or spices decide that it would be a better world without them. Bascially for as long as
we decide that peace and harmony is beyond human resources and capacity, it will stay that way. Maybe a quote from 1984 would help us understand a
(Taken from Paragraph 1 of Chapter six in George Orwells 1984)
If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty five per cent of the population, could
the force to destroy the Party ever be generated.... if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength, would have no need to
conspire. they needed only to rise up and shake themselves like a horse shaking off flies. If they chose they could blow the Party to pieces tomorrow
Hey if we want to keep fighting about minimum wage and paper/metal/rocks/spices that only has value because someone who we see as higher than us says
it is worth our labor, then it will be. Just realize that we can actually make this world work without money and still be able to satisfy most all of
human needs. We just have to destroy those who feel that they need to have power over others. Guess how many of you on this board would fall. Great
I do not want to have power over anyone, I just honestly want to get enough money to move off to a coastal area where I can buy
enough land to raise some animals and crops and go fishing and diving for fun. OR if enough people were willing, I would help to drive the change in
this world that would bring about a whole new way of life .
But if we want to continue to keep power over others, yes definetly we have to raise the minimum wage so that the precious sheep can feel that they
are living comfortably enough to keep the system going. Because if we continue ripping off the proles, then it won't be long until they become
concious after all.