A cancer of Humanity
Capitalism in an economic
and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
These private owners through their own self-aggrandizement and appointment able to hoard or distribute profits and acquired
resources for their own pleasure. The capitalist society is pyramid shaped with the richest individuals having the
greatest economic and social freedoms at the pinnacle layered to the base of the heap where the majority do all the work.
Capitalism has nothing to do with serving human needs,
It is interesting to note that in the modern business world, what are termed 'pyramid schemes' are generally
illegal for anyone other than the ruling majority to practice. So it is capitalists who make the rules and
decide the nature of the morality that we live by. Note that capitalism requires some form of capital
which for the most part are natural resources and people's labour that enables the generation of commodities.
The capitalist system that we live under and as far as we know began perhaps eight or nine thousand years
ago when a group of people decided they knew better (as in the story of Omar).
There is nothing about capitalism and capitalists that are particularly truthful, honest or noble although
some capitalists have been known to be altruistic though it's often the case that any display of altruism
is to camouflage the fact that they are robbing someone else blind. In terms of political leadership,
some capitalists do make better rulers than many tyrants and Communists because capitalists that some
point come to understand that success as a collective journey.
it is all about serving the desires of the most wealthy ruling elite.
It is my contention that the first generations of capitalists who may well have been tossed out from the
garden of Eden for their antisocial behaviour came to understand that people had a spiritual dimension
that needed to be satisfied. To that end they began distorting the truth inherent within what might be
called paganism and the idea that since we didn't know where we were in the universe, we needed to
endure until such time we could answer all our questions.
I am saying here that all the modern religions with the exceptions of Hinduism and Buddhism were created
for political expediency and the furthering of profit. We now have the benefit of being able to look
back at history and see how fortunes have been made, and the manner by which the wealthy pass on their
fortunes through the generations so that politically the world changes little.
So today, the capitalist takes a resource from the earth and pays a token amount of cash to the
governing authority for permission it does not have. Having accessed the resource, there are systems
in place for transport and the transformation of the product into a more sought after commodity
which is then turned into some consumer product then discarded.
In our not so recent past, commodities would be made to last, both the makers and users would have a sense
of pride relating to those qualities however in recent years, the shelflife of most products has diminished
requiring even more manufacturing and exploitation of the natural resources to the extent that to continue
current outputs, we need another two planets.
Capitalism is the primary driving force of environmental exploitation and degradation, global warming,
war, conflict and social unrest in part because those capitalists attempting to attain the top position
of being the most wealthy are locked in a no holds barred competition.
Did I say the future looks bleak?
A great many scientists and researchers agree that due to what we're doing to the planet and ourselves,
humanity has arrived at the brink of extinction. At best for the great majority is thought that we have
less than a hundred years before we succumb to the effects of pollution, global warming, drought,
floods, mass starvation and other disasters.
Had humanity retained a communal society and our evolution steered by a desire to know the truth of existence,
we really have no idea what may have happened or do we?
To understand this we could turn towards Israel and its kibbutz system that help the country to produce
sufficient food and become sustainable. Politics aside, the Israelis demonstrated great tenacity and they
make a great example to follow out of any difficult situation yet a far greater learning can be found by looking to India.
India has what is undoubtedly the worlds most enduring civilisation. The Greeks, Romans, Persians
and various Chinese ideologies have all come and gone but India, a land that has been continuously
invaded and untold millions of its citizens slaughtered continues to endure. At its heart, India is a
matriarchal and communal society in which the study of inner space (the world of consciousness) is as important
if not more so than observing the phenomenology of the visible universe.
The civilisational aspects of Hinduism otherwise known as
Sanatana Dharma wich to some extent were
inherited by Buddhism have proved sustainable and enduring in the face of extreme adversity. The
Hindus achieved high levels of scientific knowledge while the Europeans were still grovelling in
the Stone Age and even today there are cultural practices enable citizens to outperform people
from most other cultures. The knowledge and rituals within Hinduism that were borrowed and
corrupted by the Abrahamic religions are still sustainable and in position to guide the modern
capitalist civilisation out of its mess.
Capitalism while it has pushed the world ahead technologically is made it more bereft spiritually
and in simple terms, like some goods on our shelves, it has already passed its use by date.
East vs West
The Story of Omar
Capitalism Part Two.
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Origins of religion_1
Women in Islam
Polygamy in Islam
Islam and Science