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November 1, 2018 | San Francisco, Venezuela, Homelessness, Disease! Why?

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:

I witnessed this situation in my visit to San Francisco last week!

Men, women, and some Millennials sleeping on the sidewalks in downtown San Francisco. I witnessed this reality last week while visiting San Francisco. 

This ruling elite sees no problems in Venezuela. Mr. Maduro is well-fed and has a group-think administration (and a military) to give him cover from all the people problems. He denies what others observe (spreading of diseases). 

Guns allow central authorities to maintain control and ruler-ship! Who can challenge when guns are controlled by those in power?

The common people have few choices but to scrounge for survival. Diseases are now another problem among the 2.3 million migrants (Venezuela).


I just returned from downtown San Francisco where I attended another economic conference. I was shocked at the many homeless and penniless adults who lived in tents and slept on the sidewalks in downtown San Francisco. There were panhandlers on most streets and the mix of races reveals that the problems are mostly economic and political. Today’s Wall Street Journal covered part of this problem as they showed a 52-year-old white person who has no income and no job (see article on page A7, WSJ, Thursday, November 1, 2018).


My observations while in San Fran for three days and nights was that the problem is much more than lack of desire by these people (as many assert). The problem is systemic, economic, political, and related to education. These people on the streets are not dumb persons. I talked to many and discovered that the problems are mostly economic and political (and yes some mental problems intertwined). Our political system is not offering real alternatives for all these disadvantaged souls. In other words, the SYSTEM is the real problem not the people.


Another article in the Journal talks about the problems developing over in Venezuela. Some 2.3 million people are now migrants without a job and with no income to survive. Diseases are now emerging among the migrants. Measles, malaria, diphtheria, tuberculosis, and general exhaustion are developing. The health organizations are overwhelmed. Are these problems the problems of the common people or are they the problems of the leadership at the top? Mr. Maduro, the Venezuelan leader merely denies all these problems and continues to rule with his corrupt administrators and his military might. This is typical of ALL political rulers on this planet!


Think about these issues to discern why the problem is NOT the people BUT the political system at the TOP. Leaders can not cope with real problems as they desire to RULE with their politically correct formulas. These leaders all over the planet are not seeing the problems but they do see their opportunity to rule and control. None of our real people problems can be solved by the current ruling system IMO. Money is used to cover-up all the core problems so that select elites can benefit at the expense of the many. Think about solving all these human problems. What needs to happen?


The core issue today is our corrupt monetary system. This system of digits (called money) allows those in control to maintain control. These politicos can buy control with money from the central authorities. Think about the role of money within our greater system. Money buys elections. Money buys favor. Money buys administrators who bow to a leader (such as Maduro, Erdogan, bin Salman, Putin, Assad, and even our Western leaders like Trump, May, Merkel, Macron, Netanyahu, etc.). All leaders RULE with their political correctness and this means that core people problems NEVER get resolved.


The ‘root’ of most evil is this concept called ‘money’. What is money? In reality, there is no such ‘thing’ as money within our greater material universe. Money is invented by politicians and select elites to control people. Yes, there was a real role for money at its origin, but today this role has been abandoned and select elites merely create money units from their thinking (out-of-nothing/their consciousness). This corrupt practice allows select elites (like Maduro of Venezuela) to rule over the many with no real opposition. Who can challenge a system where GUNS point at the people?


Our real problem today is not the people who are living in the streets, pan handling, and sleeping on a public sidewalk. Our real problem is the SYSTEM which allows select elites to RULE over everyone with no real accountability. Who can challenge a system where the rulers use GUNS (might) to maintain their RULE? Who can challenge a corrupt system where ‘invented’ money units flow to these elites who rule over us? Money is at the ‘root’ of our problems along with this concept called human government! The game is rigged. People are victims. Why not focus on the REAL problems???


Think for yourself to discern these realities. I am:

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November 1st, 2018

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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