There are Two Perspectives In This World
Our perspective is vastly different from
the prevailing perspective on this planet
which is most appropriately represented by
the concept of "Capitalism." Below
are descriptions of the two perspectives
and the benefits and drawbacks to mankind
as a whole of each.
It is very important to note here that the
problems mankind is experiencing right now
are entirely because of this perspective.
This may be difficult for some people to
understand because this perspective is all
that they know. Hopefully the comparison
between our perspective and the prevailing
perspective can help people understand our
perspective, which is actually the natural
human perspective - in other words, we have
changed our lives so that we live as much
as natural humans would live as is humanly
||The Capitalist Perspective
Human beings can accomplish a great deal
more through cooperation than competetion.
Presently, corporations, for example, keep
their ideas secret so that no other corporation
can profit from their ideas. But what about
us? What about those who don't want to buy
what someone else makes? What about those
of us who prefer to make things ourselves?
In your world, we cannot contact a corporation
and ask how they solved some problem because
they would demand we buy their answer or
pay them to create our own from their idea.
In your world, you are each on your own.
- Favors competetition over cooperation
Capitalism is built on the premise that some
people believe themselves to be superior
to others, and that they should be rewarded
for this superiority. In reality, these people
cannot even be said to be human as they lack
empathy and only seek to enrich themselves,
and do so by taking from others. When you
look at this from a system-wide perspective,
you can easily see that you have parts of
that system taking from other parts, creating
overall ineffeciency which has the net effect
of dragging everyone down relative to where
they would be otherwise. Money is an artificial
concept, and so is poverty.
- There can be no rich without poor
Probably the most commonly mistaken assumption
about capitalism is the association with
freedom (and often "democracy.")
Capitalism cannot provide freedom because
it requires the opposite of freedom (another
word for freedom being independence): privilege.
Reading just the first page of the founding document of capitalism should help you see the true nature of captilism
as providing privlege rather than meeting
needs. And all capitalist societies require
their subjects to be dependent upon the society
for most if not all of their most basic needs.
And that also includes the decisions we make
each and every moment of our life, for which
we look to the state for answers rather than
trying to reason things through for ourselves.
- Capitalism provides privilege, not freedom
|The Natural Human Perspective
Instead of competing with each other and
hoarding ideas, we believe in sharing. But
this is also because we do not believe in
money and especially not profit. If we have
an idea which we wish to share, we would
just do so. And if others have ideas we can
benefit from, we would expect them to share
with us as well. We humans are all on the
same team, at least that's our perspective.
- Favors cooperation and healthy, productive
No one can objectively judge themselves to
be superior to others, and no one should.
We all have more potential than we achieve
and thus our differences are developmental.
And treating each other that way makes for
a much better life for everyone. Wealth is
not about money, it is about the ability
to create, which means skills. Outside of
capitalism, everyone can be wealthy because
they can learn more skills to better create
wealth. Imagine a world where you relied
on your skills instead of money. That's simply
not possible with capitalism.
- There is no poverty or wealth without money
Naturally, we human beings have every ability
to easily make our own decisions every day
in everything we do. I myself am able to
reason through everything I do without having
to seek help or look up an answer provided
by someone in society. Making decisions on
your own and being confident they are the
right decisions is what freedom is about,
because when you make the decisions, you
control your destiny. But when you trust
someone else to make those decisions, you
are also putting your very life and well
being in their hands as well. We humans can
however help each other reason and make these
decisions rather than relying on society.
- Freedom comes from self-reliance