Archive for August, 2012

Profit-making and Profit-taking

Capitalism in the field of science speaks primarily to the acquisition of money, not the distribution of it.  Money, being amoral, is just concerned with completing the transaction or giving to the receiver the money given with no concern for who or what the receiver is.  In the past, those who have acquired money have kept it to themselves, falsely believing that they were entitled to all of it.

Ideally, people become capitalists when they have an idea and want to develop it, when they see a need and want to fill  it, (both of these things being organic because the human being is organic), while at the same time understanding that when they reach that original goal there might be some very considerable monetary reward for it – in that order.  The belief system, the morality of a country as a whole has to support that understanding and meaning of capitalism.

When the meaning of capitalism is distorted into a belief system that metaphorically allows all of the monetary proceeds to go to the single mind that conceived the original goal, there is a problem because always there are other components to the execution of it, consisting of other people active in actualizng it and Mother Earth if her resources have been utilized.  Every component of the transaction has its own organic integrity and deserves its own monetary return.


The Philosophic Foundation of Capitalism

Refer to There Are No Enemies,  a Practical Philosophy of Life

Profit-making by itself is not a-moral as money is.  In business, human profit-making is the fruit of one’s labor in some certain proportion to the capital invested in a business but always inextricably connected to a human being  One human being’s proportional profit making has an organic relationship to the workings of the universe.  In other words, the human mind’s ingenuity + the capital invested in a project does warrant a calculable amount of profit which is organic and not anarchic.  Money as some form of reward for human effort that goes far beyond the norm or the fruits of one’s individual labor, is the foundation of capitalism in its most effective sense.  The difficulty lies in respectng the integrity of the components of a business transaction as well as the proportionality of the reward.  Without an understanding and a philosophy of money, excesses have occurred which have shaped the progress of our civilization and mutilated the humanity of it.  More to follow on this.


The Exclusivity of Money Transactions

Money transactions are stand-alone transactions that are scientifically protected by law in principle.  The money results of each transaction go to a human being or group of human beings who may not then feel responsibility to anything except the transaction itself.  The example set by money is that of individuality or the scientific terms of the conract, to the exclusion of community, or all of the organic ingredients of the project, which are the local resources and importantly the bowels of Mother Earth.  The profits of such a project organically belong to all of the parties to the contract, including these silent partners, but the scientific stand-alone structure of the transaction allows only the individuals who are legally registered parties to the transaction to benefit from it.  Organic nature, the commercially silent partner, can only be recognized by the conscience of the humans who set up the transaction  The conscience is organic but the will is free to ignore the organic responsibility.  Money’s real value or its claim to authenticity in our organic universe comes solely from the human beings who control it.

The Practical Meaning of Money

Money, by itself, is inorganic, a token, a chip, a coin, a piece of paper.  It was invented to be used in a transaction which is a mathematical construct, also inorganic.  Money is a-moral.  It is an agent, a servant.  By itself, it is nothing but this chip, this coin, this piece of paper.  When first used, it was a simple token of trust in a human transaction with two comparatively transactionally equal components, exemplified by the mathematical equation.  In a transaction each human trusts the other, one human as the giver and the other the receiver of something, such as money, or some service with a mutually accepted value.  Trust becomes a credit where money is advanced in the hope and confidence that the other person has the ability and the intention to repay it.  Trust is a sacred symbol so aligned to the human conscience that it can never be separatd 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.  Money without trust spins in its own orbit of anarchy.

What is the Significance of the Conscience?

Moral directives are those which describe the inner motivation of the conscience in the field of Spirituality.  Ethics is the Science of Morals so the ethical person acts upon the directives of the conscience in the full understanding that the conscience is both individual and communal.  Ethical actions are ‘good’ actions and a good action is thus understood to be good by everybody because every conscience has the same source.  The individual, communal and global conscience is the foundation of a global civilization in harmony with organic nature.

The Practical Meaning of God

God, called by any name or no name, or scientifically, the Life Force of the Universe is in the field of Spirituality or belongingness or beingness where there is harmony and the peace that passes all understanding.  But humans must also act and exercise their own conscience and their own free will.  The practical meaning of anything is determined by what actions people take at the moment of choice in the field of Science but based upon their own conscience which originates in the field of Spirituality.  Therefore the practical meaning of God is understood as humans choose allegiance to God as their first priority in life.

Recognizing Organic Nature And Our Place In It.

Humans are understanding more and  more that they do not have dominion over nature but must learn how to live in harmony with it.  Because human beings are endowed with understandings greater than any of the other participants in the Life Force of the Universe the responsibiity falls upon humans to be the bearers of the Conscience of all inherent animate and inanimate participants.