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November 30, 2016 | Money – a ‘NAME’ (applied to a ‘thing’ or ‘non-thing’)!

Donald B. Swenson: Born January 24, 1943, Roseau, Minnesota. Graduated H.S. 1961, Moorhead High, Minnesota. Graduated College 1968, Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Designated member of Appraisal Institute (MAI), 1974. Employed with Western Life Insurance Company, 1968 – 71; Iowa Securities Company, 1971 – 73; American Appraisal Company, 1974 – 81. Part-time teacher/valuation consultant/bartender, 1979 – 2008 (taught workshops at Waukesha County Technical Institute, Wi. and Madison Area Technical College, Wi.). Retired 2008 (part time teacher/blogger), AZ. Self educated economist/philosopher/theologian:

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What the hell is this ‘thing’ called MONEY? Does anyone actually know? I asked a person at my clubhouse this question and the response was ‘that’s a difficult question’. This is interesting as we all USE ‘money’ daily and yet the most intelligent among us has no clear idea what it is or where it came from. What a paradox! We all desire this ‘thing’ (now a ‘non-thing’) and everyone fights and claws with their intellect to acquire MORE of this item. Yet, this, item does not even EXIST! Isn’t it time that we start to comprehend the ‘nature’ of this item? What the hell is this item which we use/circulate/invest/lend/trade daily? Let’s explore this issue today!

After thinking on this issue for some 40+ years, I will provide you with MY understanding on this elusive concept called MONEY. First of all we need to recognize that a ‘NAME’  (in reality) is merely a ‘word’ which we use for identification purposes (and also to convey ‘meaning’ within a conversation). A ‘NAME’ is what I use when I look up in the sky to identify an object which appears in my vision. Take the ‘NAME’ of this nightly object called Jupiter. This object up in the sky is similar to other objects like ‘Mercury’, ‘Mars’, ‘Uranus’, ‘Earth’, etc. The ‘object’ is observed within my vision and then I ‘apply’ a NAME to the object (so we can identify this ‘thing’).

Is my ‘NAME’ also the object? I don’t think so! My ‘name’ is merely a word which I use to ‘identify’ this object and then to convey meaning to you. This ‘name’ derives from my thinking (also called my mind/consciousness). I then ‘apply’ this name to any object ON this planet, ABOVE this planet, or UNDER this planet. NAMES are not real ‘things’ which exist within real-time reality. NAMES are mere units of the mind. So let’s apply this logic to the concept which we call MONEY. How does MONEY initially emerge? It emerges as a ‘NAME’ and a ‘WORD’ which then gets ‘applied’ to some ‘thing’, ‘object’, or ‘non-thing’. It all starts in a marketplace where BARTER occurs!

Historically, the ‘name’ MONEY was applied to objects/things like COWS, SHEEP, and other farm commodities (wheat, oats, barley, corn, etc.). Later this ‘name’ got applied to ‘things’ like cowrie shells, wampum, tobacco, deer-skins, tulip bulbs, and similar ‘things’. Eventually, this ‘name’ got applied to ‘things’ like silver coins/bars, gold coins/bars, and later to government issued ‘paper notes’ and ‘certificates’. And recently, this ‘name’ gets to be applied to a ‘non-thing’ which is ‘virtual’/’digital’ and which has NO existence within time or space. Today, this ‘name’ called MONEY is applied to units of ‘consciousness’ derived from a bankers MIND. Give these ideas some reflection!

Think on this evolution of a WORD which most people can not define, understand, or comprehend (yet they desire this item more dearly than almost every item on this planet). MONEY is this ‘word’ and ‘name’ and the item to which it gets ‘applied’ becomes the most important item on planet EARTH (for billions of human beings). Yes, MONEY, in reality, is ‘nothing’ and ‘nowhere’ within our space/time universe…yet this ‘word’ is precious and in demand from nearly everyone. What a paradox/mystery. Today, our BANKSTERS decide how many of these ‘units’ get created and who gets these units to influence others. This is amazing when understood!

Conclusion: In reality, there is NO SUCH THING as ‘money’ in our entire material universe, yet this ‘word’ and ‘name’ demands our attention daily and continually. Gold bugs like to convince me that ‘gold’ is MONEY. But is this logic valid? I don’t think so! Gold (in reality) is gold (a metal from the earth). Silver is silver (a metal from the earth). Paper notes are paper notes (declared as legal tender by government bureaucrats). But, in reality, there is NO SUCH THING or NON-THING anywhere within our universe. Look for it and see if you can FIND this ‘thing’ or ‘non-thing’ called MONEY! I wager that you will look forever without any success! But give it a try anyway!

What we now need to comprehend is that our current MONEY system has become totally corrupted by select elites who operate BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Money is now created ‘OUT-OF-NOTHING’ and circulated within a ‘space’ (cyberspace) which does not technically EXIST…within our space/time (material) universe. We are all living an ILLUSION but we are ‘unaware’ of this reality. How can this continue, indefinitely, going forward? Eventually, this game called MONEY must end and people will desire to put PEOPLE first. This could happen within my lifetime! Think about the corruptions now prevalent within our flawed economic world system. Wake-up to the realities of MONEY (now a criminal operation)! Enjoy this thinking! I am:

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Can our society and planet grow and prosper with continuing ‘mental’ illusions? Is it now time to seek ‘reality’ and ‘truth’? 

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November 30th, 2016

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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