Tag Archive | IMF

2012 – Life and Debt

For anyone who is wondering why the third world is erupting in protest and violence, watch the documentary Life and Debt.

Educate yourself in what you don’t know and see for yourself the effects of globalization.

The country of Jamaica’s long-term indebtedness to the IMF has contributed to the erosion of local agriculture and industry and the things we hear in the documentary from the farmers and factory workers, whose livelihoods have been undermined, is shocking to say the least.

The contract that the IMF imposed upon Jamaica is a chilling reminder of the level of greed and crookery in which our world systems and leaders thrive upon. For example, we see how to get a $50,000,000 loan, Jamaica had to agree to relinquish the right to control their imports in any way. So with imports coming in, there is no market for products from local farmers. American powdered milk is an example, subsidized at 137%, it undercuts fresh milk produced in Jamaica (even though powdered milk is more expensive to produce), and has destroyed the local dairy industry.

The restrictions on local subsidies and imports are so many in fact that it’s been quite the rape on the people and the land because the people in Jamaica, can’t even afford to eat locally-grown food because low-quality imports are so much cheaper to buy.

The cycle of debt within our current money system makes it increasingly difficult for any small island nation to achieve economic sovereignty, or even food sovereignty, all the while making it easier and cheaper for foreigners to enjoy the country and benefit from its resources. The truth is – we are all responsible for crimes such as this to continue in and as our current money system, and if we don’t understand how, then it’s time we sit down and educate ourselves to understand how, so we can stop it.

We’re going to have to dismantle the things that we’ve always thought as socially important and begin to understand how control continues through the mechanism of debt and begin to redesign a system that does not tolerate abuse to any living being.

I support the solution of a One Man One Vote Equal Money System – which will peacefully bring an end to the policies of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, our current Monetary System and other aid organizations – all of which are nothing more than cleverly disguised plans to benefit the rich in order to maintain control and power through money where profit over life and privatization depend upon the poor to even exist.

I encourage everyone to watch and share this film as it is beautiful on so many levels simply because it allows life to be seen as it really is, as opposed to what we want to believe life is.

The following is the transcription from part of the documentary. An interview with, Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica (1972–1980, 1989–1992)

“To understand the International Monetary Fund it is best to go back to history. We come to 1944, the war is coming near to an end. The allies were determined not to have the war finish and end up in the mess of the 1930’s. The key institution setup was the IMF (International Monetary Fund), and the purpose of the fund was to have a bank they could turn to for short term borrowing to serve the short term trading interests of the winners of the war. At the same time they set up the world bank to provide capital for the rebuilding of Europe. You have to remember what we now know as the third world didn’t exist. There were a few major powers each of which had a large empire. We had no voice, we had no presense, you were just part of somebody else’s power structure. You ask who’s interest, ask the question, ‘who set it up’.

Countries like Jamaica found that when they became free, they soon were in every kind of financial problem because they didn’t have the economic strength to, shall we say, make it on their own. They needed time to build economies that could then make it in the world. When you see what all the food from abroad costs, you realize that the food production to feed ourselves in Jamaica, is not only a matter of opportunity for you, is a matter of survival for the nation.

Comes 1973, there is a world convulsion caused by the oil price increases. All of a sudden we are having to find sums of money we never dreamed of before just to make ends meet. Now, what can you do. First of all you go to the private banking system and you say, well can I get a private banking loan because I’m strapped for cash, I need some support and I’m having trouble paying my overseas bills. Bare in mind, this is a country literally beginning to unravel, because it cannot finance what it needs. Because you can’t have no penicillin in the hospital, you can’t have no wheat to make bread.

What you really need is to set down with them (the IMF) and say look can I work out a five year program. And in the meantime I’m strapped for some cash so can you help me up front get out of the cash bind and then put it in the context of a long term development plan. And they say No. Long term development is your problem. We are here only to see who do you owe the money to, why you are in a bind and we lend you some money in a very short time frame at full interest rate to get you out of the bind. And they then impose upon you tremendous restrictions in what you can spend. And you say to them, but if I do it that way, when I finish repaying you, I’m going to be in the bind all over because this can’t solve my problem. They say, not our problem.” – Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica (1972–1980, 1989–1992)

Humans are Living Examples of ‘Insect Wars’

I just finished watching the Documentary, ‘Insect Wars’– it’s a perfect small scale depiction of the example of human nature. If one doubts the evil and egotistic nature of man, as a seeking serving slave runner for money and power – one have only to become aware of the movement and characteristics of the tiny living beings within our physical environment. They’re showing us who and what we humans are manifesting and existing as. It’s all here for us to see in living color, so who is seeing?

‘Matabele Ants’, move at the pace of a roman legion and have their own physical armor and sting with the most toxic of venom. But their heaviest weapon is their jaws with the ability to rip their opponents to shreds. Sound familiar? We as humans use our jaws to move our mouth to speak words we use as weapons of/as our thoughts. Thoughts we manifest through our emotional participation in and as Ego, greed and selfish intentions – through our competing to have the most money and power.

There are a variety of insects, and they have brutal battlefield tactics, defensive strategies and struggles for power between empires. Just like humans, in how we’ll strip away the will of life from another – while we strive to be the ‘imperial one’.

For every empire that seems invincible, there is an opponent able and ready to exploit an unexpected weakness (lack of money and/or debt), and the best defense is knowing your enemy. Our enemy is ourselves and our weapon used is greed and money.

We seek power and control in our quest to have the most money while others suffer and we will stop at nothing. We accept wars and destruction of other countries in our name because we’ve become the same greed for money as those we continue to support – even as we occupy walls and street corners and bitch about life not being fair. Still, we lack direction without a solution – we’ve yet to stop, and grasp the reality, that we’re individually and equally responsible for how innocent children are murdered, in our quest for money and power.

Money is the perfect weapon after all, as one will die without it. A fact that cannot be denied as the proof is here in the numbers of those who we allow to starve to death because, they have no money. We’re the insects in human form – the alpha and omega, the beginning in accepting and manifesting our own bullshit that exists within and as our world. And we are the end… How will we determine our end?

Will we continue to be our own worst enemy until we destroy ourselves? Or – Will we Stop and support The Solution to ‘end’ the suffering of others – the Solution of an Equal Money System.

Watch ‘Insect Wars’, see if you recognize Human Nature.

Life is Here to be supported Equally – The Key to Being who we really are as Life as all as One as Equal

Investigate the Solution: EqualMoney.org