IN A SEASON OF GOODWILL PART 3: Unlimited Money is IRRELEVANT in GOOD GOVERNANCE
This part three in a five-part series…
While money is an important facilitator of every society, it becomes necessary to separate organic money from inorganic money.
Organic money is remuneration for personal services rendered. Prior to the technology revolution there was the well-accepted adage, ‘every laborer is worthy of his hire’ or every working person is entitled to earn fair remuneration for services or sufficient money to provide for all of the reasonable needs within each person’s community or country.
This is still the backbone of a happy and peaceful society where all subsistence needs are met and then some. There is an equivalency between a person and a person’s performance and the money received for personal endeavor.
While there are variations between remuneration received by persons depending upon their skills and responsibilities etc., these variations do not appear to be extremely disproportionate in the minds of fellow citizens. They are accepted, not coveted nor anger producing. A description for this state of affairs could be an egalitarian democracy.
The rise of Capitalism, (and the word itself did not enter the English language until the 19th century) brought attention to the fact that single human beings were able to generate enormous amounts of money through commerce.
Profit is that money which is in excess of all of the costs that go into generating a product or service. This profit consists of organic money and inorganic money. The labor of persons and the yieldings of the earth are the organic part and the inorganic part is the rest of the total profit.
With the organic money related to humans, there is in some, but not all cases, some proportionality between the share of the profit or the money describing it, to conscience or person or voter.
Inorganic money is that part of the profit, described by money, of businesses and corporations in particular which goes far beyond the proportionality of compensation to human equivalence.
At the moment great profits are being accumulated because of technology such as extraordinarily efficient equipment and also through internet activity.
These profits, measured and described by money, go far beyond the organic needs or requirements of the people who, through technology, gain control of them and far beyond any proportional relationship with the people who, through the internet, generated them and then control the money that describes their magnitude.
Because of the LACK of conscience or PERSON or voter EQUIVALENCY, it becomes illegal to use any of this INORGANIC MONEY to provide information that is DIFFERENT from the information which is given in the Government’s Authorized Booklet sanctioned by all political parties.
Money is a FACILITATING TOOL, never a THING.
Money needs to be brought into HARMONY with organic nature and the SACREDNESS OF THE CONSCIENCE moving on to the person to the voter to the VOTE and ultimately to DEMOCRACY and the survival of human life on our PLANET.
To be continued…
Rev. Mary A. Mann, Ph.D., was born in Australia and is descended from early Queensland pioneers. Her father was an original ANZAC, a member of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsular in 1915. Mary is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Southern California where she secured her Ph.D. in Communications and Theatre.
Her working career was in accounting where she became a Qualified Accountant in Australia and was the first Controller of the Pacifica Foundation in the 1970s.
Her academic career centered around her passion for finding out ‘why war’. Her first book on this topic, Anzac to Understanding included her father’s war letters and a social commentary on the global situation from the beginning of the First World War through the 20th century and it included the epic play ANZAC. The philosophy culminated in the book There Are No Enemies, a practical philosophy of life, which includes The Right of the Womb. Her theatre studies culminated in The Construction of Tragedy, Aristotle today in the theatre and she edited two editions of The Los Angeles Theatre Book, 1978 and 1984.
Mary has been a member of Unity- and- Diversity since 1989 where she is now the Board Chair and co-edited the book Science and Spirituality with the founder of that organization. Rev. Leland Stewart.
She joined the Synthaxis Theatre Company in 1979. Her creative work includes Poems of Woman, editor of Mentoring Poems, four centuries of selected poetry, Tortoise Shell, taken from a journal of her great-grandfather documenting life in the early days of the State of Queensland, Australia, and under the aegis of Synthaxis, plays for youth and family audiences, Maria and the Comet and The Round Table, published as TWO FAMILY PLAYSand ThuGun and Natasha, a drama with rap, moving beyond guns and violence .
In North Hollywood, she is the co-host of Unbuckled No-Ho Poetry, a monthly poetry reading series since 2010, which you can view here:youtube.com/unbucklednohopoetry
Mary has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who