NOW... much smarter than NWO (Last Update: 10th April 2013)
"The definition of insanityWell it has been a year since I first posted this website. I wish I could spend more time revisiting more pages than just the home page and getting the website into a state where it reflects what needs to be done. Alas, and somewhat ironically, these things take money. The grand plan requires money. Not for a personal gain, but to pay for my life. It's similar to everyone else on the planet. Money is exchanged for my time and "expertise" and in return I pay people money for their time and "expertise" i.e. Food Producers, Water treatment workers, Binmen, Dr's, Nurses, bankers, politicians etc... Essentially our time is pre-booked and our spare time becomes precious.
is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results."
is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results."
Anyhoo. A year on. What a year. More death from civil unrest. More financial stress and austerity. The threat of war, potentially nuclear. False justice. Natural disasters. And theory's by the bucket load in regards to what we need to do to get the show back on the road. It's depressing, in ways, to see that our "leaders" aren't really providing any forms of solution to our global predicament. It seems to be BAU. Change a little legislation here, throw in a budget cut there, talk up the economy to build confidence, public sector job losses, tax tax tax etc... a long list of recession busting ideas that use exactly the same mechanisms as they did during the last recession and the recession before that etc... Why have we not learned?
I think the big solution at the moment is Land based taxation to prevent "rent seeking" behaviour. Have a read over a few sites if you want to familiarise yourself with rent seeking if you wish. I've had a look myself and I see a huge irony in its definition. Primarily as creating new wealth is a contradiction in terms. Wealth is created from debt. Yes it may not come from the existing money supply (part of the rent seeking definition), but make no mistake about it, the wealth that is supposedly being created is debt... and debt with interest. The problem I see with rent seeking, is that it's open to future law changes. People often grumble that we should go back to the gold standard as a way of measuring value and the production of money. Yet here we are today with fiat money and fractional reserve banking and a desperate need for growth to allow the printing of more money. Is it likely that over time changes to laws will be implemented due to the lobbying of some self interested powerful group? Of course it is, it has already happened. To that end Land Tax based policy doesn't appeal and is a band aid at best. It certainly doesn't address the other issues that we face today such as poverty and war.
George Soros mentioned something when talking about austerity measure in an article I read recently "You can't shrink debt burden by shrinking budget deficit". I'd love to ask him how he thinks that a debt burden can be shrunk, without adding to the debt burden of someone else? Debt never gets repaid, it's impossible without writing it off entirely. Sure individuals can claim that they are debt free, but how many country's can say the same thing? What is the proportion of the population that is debt free v's those who are non-debt free? I can hear the howls at the moment, people should only buy what they can afford and should avoid taking on debt. If we were to live that way we'd simply be handing our lives over to the rent seekers. After all they'd be the only people with enough money to build new houses etc... So how can you shrink debt where every single coin/note/digicash that has every been brought into existence carries interest? You can't. Our leaders must understand this, they're not stupid after all... bought and paid for perhaps, but not stupid.
All of the solutions being proposed are reliant on a financial system. NO financial system will ever work. I'm still waiting for a single person to offer 1 positive that a financial system can offer, that a NOW can't only match, but improve upon. If it's so hard to come up with 1, then why bother with a financial system at all? Those talking about de-valuation, shrinking CEO wages, re-valuing assets etc... really aren't thinking things through at all are they? You can see it in every discussion in regards to economic modelling, every discussion in regards to the implementation of "green" technology, in fact it's hard to find a discussion or article that isn't reliant on some form of finance being available to start or sustain a project. Our leaders and "experts" are locked into this idea that we need money as a civilisation to be able to function. Why?
Our leaders and "experts" are spending large sums of money on consultation and meetings over trying to jump start the economy. Intricate plans that rely on numerous factors being in place to allow those plans to work. If one component fails, then the plan starts to wobble. See the Euro for an example. The thing that is missing is the why? Why are their plans being implemented in such a way? Is it for the benefit of mankind/humanity? I'm going for a no. It's for the benefit of the economy... which in turn is believed to be of benefit to mankind/humanity. Unfortunately the thinking is in tha order, Economy first, mankind/humanity second. It seems to have always been this way. Why do we keep following Einstein's definition of insanity when there are alternatives around?
NOW is not a new thing at all. It's just my way of looking at how we should be living. There are numerous other groups of people who are pushing their own alternatives from all corners of the globe. Yet those of us who are wanting to forgo a financial system seem to have at least 1 thing in common. Mankind/Humanity comes before the economy... in fact the economy all but vanishes in a puff of smoke with logistics taking over. No more financial constraints. My life, and yours, are in the hands of people who's loyalties can be bought and sold. We know it. Yet we have to accept it as we are not given the platform we need to offer our alternatives to our populations. Again, back to money. If our groups had the finance to advertise on television or radio and have conferences and travel in the same ways our leaders and "experts" currently do, then I think we'd see our populations changing their minds in our favour quite rapidly as we can offer solutions to issues that the financial system cannot, yet the financial system has infinite money at its disposal. So why can't it achieve the same goals as NOW and similar alternatives?
Quite simply value and economics are what constrain the financial system. You cannot create new money without affecting inflation or interest rates etc... Side affects being poverty and a general lack of resources to look after human beings. nothing has changed in this last year. we're still being led down the wrong road and boy can we see the results of where this is taking us. Apply the "principles" of NOW or similar alternatives to the big issues of the day and you'll see how ridiculous having a financial system is. If you have questions, please drop me an email as I will be more than happy to discuss NOW further.
Kia Kaha to all of you.
A "Begging" Letter.
Everything takes money. Raising awareness is no different. To that end, if you have excess funds and you would like to invest in a project with the potential to change the world, then come and say hi.
The above may sound like madness or the ramblings of a person suffering from delusions of grandeur, but I assure you that I am quite serious. Someone has to be about the future. I have a plan. It may not be a good plan, but that is for you to decide. Come to my house, drink wine and let me offer you a vision and a plan of how we get there. You will be an integral part of NOW helping to shape our future. If nothing else, you will have had a wasted journey and I will have less wine.
Change happening by itself is too slow. It needs a helping hand.
We do not need to be stuck with Einstein's theory of insanity! There is a Silver Bullet! and it is EASY to change our society quickly and with next to no consequences, in fact the positives by far outweigh the negatives!
A wee challenge for you. Can you think of a single reason why our financial system is better than a NOW approach for humanity. Be honest and open minded, but I think you'll find out that there isn't. NOW (or variations of) is/are required NOW more than ever. We live in a finite world, why continue to waste it?
"There is no Silver Bullet". I've heard that from professionals, experts, leaders etc... NOW they're either really really wrong or they're lying through their teeth. Again, take a look around you and ask if this is the best we can do?
I disagree with those professionals, experts and leaders who say that there is no silver Bullet and I'll make 3 very bold statements that would have them laughing in the aisles:
- There is a Silver Bullet!
- It is EASY to solve many of the major issues that the world faces!
- NOW offers positives that our current societal and economic models can't even come close to offering!
With the above 3 very bold statements in mind, I give you NOW
Old Home Pages:
Original 20th July 2012 19th September 2012 21st October 2012 21st Movember 2012 10th December 2012 27th December 2012 28th January 2013 3rd March 2013 16th March 2013 10th April 2013 21st April 2013 15th May 2013 7th June 2013 29th June 2013 30th July 2013 26th August 2013 20th October 2013 4th November 2013 13th December 2013 1st January 2014 19th January 2014 27th February 2014 29th March 2014 5th May 2014 15th August 2014 12th October 2014 31st October 2014 25th November 2014 19th January 2015 24th February 2015 25th April 2015 25th September 2015 1st February 2016