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The Value of Money

Part of the article

Healing the Collapsing Heart
freeing the world of oligarchism

by Rolf A. F. Witzsche (March  2008)



Prologue:

With every human being who is forced into unemployment followed by homelessness, a hole is torn into value-facade of money as the creative and productive capacity of society is diminished. Likewise with every soldier who is killed in war, or family member who dies for lack of health care or food, the value of money is being shredded further, and further. In the same manner for every acre of farmland that is planted for biofuel, for the burning of food in cars, the shredded tangles become torn evermore, all the way to the point that nothing in the financial world represents anything of value anymore and civilization dies. 

Thus, by the force of looting, the collapse of the monetarist system is self-assured. It cannot be saved. Only civilization can be saved. Of course that means scrapping the private monetarist system and replacing it with a national credit system that is NOT focused on looting the creative and productive capacity of society, but IS focused on advancing it, enriching it, and strengthening it.


The world-renowned American statesman and economist, said emphatically in one of his webcasts "we don't fight against something, we fight for something." One simply cannot fight against insanity. One can only fight for sanity. 

Sanity is intelligence. It is the substance of the universe, the universal cause, the creative intellect, the productive animus, the heart of our humanity. Insanity is a negation. It is self-denial. It is the denial of the principle of the universe. It is a darkness! But darkness is nothing more than the absence of light. 

One cannot fight against darkness, but one can fight to bring light back into the world.

Let me illustrate this with an example. Darkness results when the light goes out. The thief hides in the shadow, breaks in at the midnight hour, robs people while they are asleep or are weary. The oligarch creates the desired darkness artificially. He steals the 'sun,' the light of our humanity, spreading the sophistry of insanity, the sophistication of lies across the world. 

The oligarch lives in the hell-holes of secret societies with many different names: the Masionic Lodges, the Bilderburgers, the Skull and Bones, the Illuminati, the Fondi, the Neocons, the New World Order -- a collection of satanic cults of countless varieties -- but they all have one characteristic in common, they depend on the darkness of secrecy, the rule of lies, the brutality of fascism, and so on. They depend on the darkness of secrecy because the light of human reason and cultural development would expose the lies that they live and their emptiness and the darkness of their empty hearts. The light of humanity would thus eradicate their precarious empires built on insanity. Obviously, this fight for light has not yet begun to any significant degree.

Money has become valueless - 
The process of healing the value of money

The darkness of oligarchy as a system is all centered on money, which the system of darkness defines as a personal estate, a 'property' that can be horded and be used as a power to control the world, as if money had any intrinsic substance or even value in itself. But it doesn't have an intrinsic value. 

The more money is stolen from society by the masters of greed and horded away into unproductive "portfolios", the more valueless it becomes, because money has no value in itself as it merely reflects the value of society's productive and creative action. Outside of this context money has no value. 

Money is a part of the creative and productive process that builds a civilization. It is but a link in a long chain that contains many links. It is a part of a living process that enables human labor to become more productive. The living process includes machines as tools; industries that utilize the tools to create products that society needs; and infrastructures that make the process functional. The living process includes power systems, water systems, transportation systems, housing, farming, clothing, health care, scientific education, uplifting culture such as we find reflected in art and music and literature. If a single link is destroyed the chain becomes dysfunctional. Thereby every part looses its value, including money. And that is where we are now.

America is a perfect example. It allowed every single physical link to be broken down, beginning with basic industries, such as its machine tool industry, all the way to its very heart of culture, with everything in-between. It is all being diminished, and extensively destroyed in the most vital cases. It is insanity to assume that money has any value in this environment, and that civilization can be maintained in it. However, the oligarchy in its infinite lack of wisdom, lurking in its secret dens of insanity, insists that money has value by itself and aims to maintain this illusion by force.

That is why we see such insanity as we see it in the oil prices today where a barrel of oil that costs $3.00 to produce is sold for $103.00. The difference is pocketed by the masters of empire feeding the oligarchy. They are literally stealing the world, and they are shouting, "the world is not enough." They are asking for more, and to get it they aim to set the world on fire with wars to get total control over everything in order to maximize their looting. They want your blood, your life, and everyone else's too. They are now reaching out to grab Iran, but with their eyes set on destroying Russia, India, and China in order to get their hands on these country's resources. 

The USA and Europe have already largely been economically destroyed. According to their own ranting the oligarchy wants to be rulers over a devastated and depopulated world run by the looting forces of private corporations, or a single world corporation, all ruled by them, in order that they can dictate the value of money. But it won't work. 

Their plan can't work, because money has no intrinsic value of its own, but merely reflects the value of society's productive and creative action. The irony that the oligarchy cannot escape from, or anyone for that matter, is that for every dollar increase in the price of oil that increases the looting of society, the action of looting reduces the productive capacity of society and thereby universally reduces the value of money. Likewise with every single industry that is being destroyed or diminished in the flow of greed for universal power, the value of money becomes diminished. 

The world is presently awash with a vast network of so-called hedge funds that are destroying the productive capacity of society in a wholesale-type fashion, in a process of draining society's equity into non-productive coffers. The resulting looting has been so intense that in a few short years of this destructive insanity the entire world financial system is collapsing, for the simple reason that the value of money is disintegrating. Trillions of once deemed valuable assets suddenly can no longer be sold for even pennies on the dollar. The value of the assets has simply vanished as their physical equivalent has been destroyed. It is not possible that the current world-financial system that has been totally emptied of value by globalized looting, can be kept alive. The system is bankrupt. It is empty. The collapse cannot be prevented by any means, except by dissolving it pre-emptively in an orderly global bankruptcy reorganization where it becomes replaced with a real economic system, a sovereign national credit system that serves the general welfare of the nation and the world. Apart from this option a non-collapse of the present system is not possible. The value of its money and financial aggregates has collapsed. The global financial system has become a system without value, and to maintain it by force is suicidal. (Obviously, a looting system has never had any real value to begin with, except the value of an illusion.)

Here is a cute story: Economic Suicide Club Meets in Washington

The monetarist collapse-cycle is self-feeding. As was noted in the prologue:

With every human being who is forced into unemployment followed by homelessness, a hole is torn into value-facade of money as the creative and productive capacity of society is diminished. Likewise with every soldier who is killed in war, or family member who dies for lack of health care or food, the value of money is being shredded further, and further. In the same manner for every acre of farmland that is planted for biofuel, for the burning of food in cars, the shredded tangles become torn evermore, all the way to the point that nothing in the financial world represents anything of value anymore and civilization dies. 

Thus, by the force of looting, the collapse of the monetarist system is self-assured. It cannot be saved. Only civilization can be saved. Of course that means scrapping the private monetarist system and replacing it with a national credit system that is NOT focused on looting the creative and productive capacity of society, but IS focused on advancing it, enriching it, and strengthening it.

The here illustrated interrelationship applies to all aspects of civilization and reflects its currently ongoing collapse. For example, for every single step in the take-down of truth in education, science, and culture, the value of money becomes further and further torn into tatters as the creative and productive power of society becomes thereby diminished at its very core and trampled into the ground. 

Right now the world's money-value system is reduced to mere tatters blowing in the wind. 

The entire global value system is hanging so precariously by a few thin threads -- and these are getting weaker under the strain of increasing poverty and crimes, including State-crimes, all committed for the sake of money -- that the next increase will flood the world with war-crimes that will likely break the thin threads in the shadow of the productive capacity of mankind becoming further and further destroyed. Ironically, the resulting inevitable collapse of society is what the advance of fascism is aiming for in the form of the presidential campaigns financed by empire to install absolute fascism that is presently still hiding in the shadows. That is what the Lisbon Treaty is for that promises for Europe a Dictator President over all the nations of the European Union -- a King-Stooge, a son of the oligarchy with total war-powers and powers over foreign policy. And even as the oligarchy demands the European Union Dictatorship Treaty to be ratified the oligarchy cries that Europe is not enough. It wants more. It wants the entire world.

Of course, as the value of money is now diminishing evermore, the oligarchy already cries  "the world is not enough." It wants the naked earth with a dehumanized enslaved mankind grovelling in the dirt as in the 'golden' days of feudalism. Towards this end, depopulation is on the agenda. Hundreds of biological labs have been commissioned in recent years to develop biological warfare agents, such as bio-weapons viruses incurring new and incurable diseases. That is the kind of insanity the author of the Lisbon Treaty is openly idealizing. He raves about the 'virtues' of reducing civilization to the sate of raw feudalism unfolding in a New Dark Age of a largely depopulated Earth as in the 14th Century. NATO is already in the process to be reformed into a force to accomplish this task, which the oligarchy demands to be carried out universally.

This is what is presently on the table for society to give its consent to: the 'ideal' of a world of utter poverty; a sparsely populated world ruled by money estates and the fascism of world corporatism; a world devoid of national sovereignty, and individual sovereignty, and even thought-sovereignty. All of these forms of sovereignty that are so vital to civilization are presently already being diminished, opening the door to the ever grosser forms of dehumanization that the masters of empire idealize as a platform that they dream in their stupor will assure their continued existence.

However, none of the presently staged collapse into insanity needs to happen. 

Corporatism, fascism, monetarism, and the oligarchy mastering the game that is destroying civilization, can all be denied a place in the world. The human nature that is inherent in all mankind universally is the reflection of the Intelligence of the universe that is expressed in everything that is real and natural. And this doesn't include oligarchism in any form or force. The Intelligence that comes to light as the foundation of the universe is foremost expressed in the humanity of mankind. Society's needed exit from its presently staged hell is through the always open door of universal Intelligence, the door of sanity.

Our exit-door from hell is on the horizon, ready to be opened should society care to let go of the insanity of seeking its value in money instead of in its productive and creative potential as human beings. 

Once society decides to rebuild the chain of its civilization in which alone money has any actual value, reflecting the value of civilization, then society will recognize as a first step that money itself isn't a natural resource that one digs out of the ground, which therefore one can own or society can run out of. Money will then be recognized as nothing more than the expressed reflection of the productive power of society. On this platform there in no reason why the world should ever run out of money. Nor is there any reason that one can rationally cite why society should not get back to the natural value system that reflects the entire chain of civilization functioning as an integrated process. 

Once society heals its heart of the snake-oil poison of oligarchy, there is no reason why society cannot re-establish the natural expression of its humanity. Right now society hold on to the snake-oil poison like a monkey holds on to a nut placed into the Malaysian monkey trap. The trap has a hole large enough for the monkey to get his hand in, but small enough to prevent the monkey to get its hand back out holding a nut. Thus the monkey remains trapped by its greed, doomed to become a delicacy on some dinner table. Nevertheless the path to freedom is always open for the monkey. It remains open to the last moment. The monkey only has to let go of the nut. But it won't. It thinks the nut is valuable. "It's my nut! I won't let go! "

Fortunately mankind is not a monkey. Mankind has the reflected intelligence that is needed for it to let go of the snake-oil poison of its oligarchy that is presently latched onto. Mankind has the capacity to declare the oligarchy bankrupt and put its collapsing value system through a bankruptcy reorganization in order to save what remains that is of real value to society, that supports the productive power of society, and to let the rest go.

That is what LaRouche is proposing with his Homeowner and Bank Protection Act. And he is right, of course, because there is no other approach possible. If oligarchism is not a power in itself in real terms, but derives whatever power it claims to have from the consent of society, what point is there in fighting it? The real task thus is to let it go. 

It becomes becomes evident from the above considerations that the essential fight is a fight of mankind with itself, an inner fight for the truth, a fight for society's self-development as human beings with the sovereign power to step away from the much heralded status of mankind as helpless underlings, impotent slaves, or as "doormats." Sure, that's not an easy thing to do in the political and social environment of a world of trained underlings, but it definitely possible for society to step out of this self-strangulation mode. 

 



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