INCOME INEQUALITY PART 6: BALANCING THE BUDGET OF HUMANITY’S NEEDS
Human beings belong to the God of the Universe organically in the sense that they are an integral part of the universe and can never be disassociated from it. The deep understanding of this may be called their conscience, individually and collectively or globally, globally meaning inhabitants of planet earth referred to as the globe.
Money, by itself, is an inorganic construct, a token, a chip, a coin, a piece of paper invented to be used in a transaction which is a mathematical construct, also inorganic. Money’s meaning or its value or its claim to authenticity in our organic universe comes solely from the human beings who control it. (1)
Transactions or barters, began as agreements between – for instance, two people – who exchanged things of mutually accepted equivocal value, one thing sometimes being money. Each person trusted the other that the value of each side of the transaction was truthfully understood by both. Trust is a sacred symbol so aligned with the human conscience that it can never be separated from it. Trust is the glue that binds one conscience to another. Trust is the mesh of the safety net that is the collective conscience. A token of trust implies an individual conscience, a mutual conscience and eventually, a collective or communal conscience. (2)
Civilization progressed. Technology drastically changed the nature of now so-called transactions. Now there were ‘ideas’ envisaged by a single mind, that could be materialized through technology into giant ‘projects’ yielding vast amounts of money on one side of the transaction with a single, or a group of minds on the other side. This so-called group became corporations The old adage each person is entitled to the fruit or his/her labor is in the realm of the God of the Universe. The money engendered by these now called entrepreneurs is in the realm of the God of Money.
Thus the split began between the God of the Universe and the God of Money.
Capitalism entered the English language in the 19th century. Capitalism in the field of science speaks primarily to the acquisition of money, not to the distribution of it. Money, being an inorganic construct or amoral is just concerned with completing the transaction or giving to the receiver the money with no concern for who or what the receiver is. In the past, as the definitions show, those who have acquired money have kept it to themselves, falsely believing that they were entitled to all of it. (3)
Profit-making, which may be called Capitalism, is different from profit taking. There is now a magnification of profit-taking. Money made beyond the measure of equality of a transaction’s components is not acceptable in ethical terms because it violates the definition of equality on each side of a transaction. This basic purpose of a transaction which is measured by human trust is now spinning in its own orbit of anarchy.
This means that the God of Money, that mesmerization of the mind to where a human being may choose money over humanity now has to be understood and addressed. It needs to be brought into harmony with the natural law of the God of the Universe, the Law of Proportionality.
This money which exceeds the maximum which is ultimately determined by the Law of Proportionality for each human being involved in the transaction has to be shared with the rest of humanity. The God of the Universe requires it. If we can send someone to the moon, we have the ability to produce the statistics that will scientifically document human needs globally, weighted in terms of perceived comfort zones. (4)
Next is THE USE OF MONEY REIMAGINED.
(1), (2), (3),(4), There Are No Enemies
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