National Karmic Debt

Written by Ed Howes

A nation made up of many people behaves as a person and reflectsrepparttar overall native character or lack thereof. Public accountability demands public accounting. The karmic scales of justice are rarely in balance, once people are factored in. Which way arerepparttar 132582 karmic scales tilted in Iraq? Has Iraq paid its global debt by living as a violent totalitarian state? Does it have great blessing due? Or is its debt only half paid? Hasrepparttar 132583 United States paid all its global karmic debts in spilled blood? Can it ever? The smart money is betting against it.

Let's start with credit itself, as it impacts nearly everyone onrepparttar 132584 planet. The penalty for exceedingrepparttar 132585 national credit limit will be an end to easy and cheap credit. International credit lenders don't expect national debts to be repaid, nor do they want them repaid. Neither dorepparttar 132586 credit happy politicians. A credit debt is a cash cow. It costs no one anything but a promise and a bookkeeping entry, butrepparttar 132587 account is then maintained by paying interest that comes both from new credit and taxes on wage and salary slaves - or earnings. It isrepparttar 132588 last beneficiary of commerce that pays all taxes, included inrepparttar 132589 market price of goods and services. Those who benefit financially by maintaining national credit accounts prefer to see increasing debt. This allows them to siphon allrepparttar 132590 profits fromrepparttar 132591 economy, great or small, if they so desire. They usually do not, so breathe easy.

Scripture proclaimsrepparttar 132592 borrower is servant torepparttar 132593 lender. Many of us knowrepparttar 132594 truth of this from personal experience. If you believe elected, indebted governments set policies, you don't believerepparttar 132595 borrower is servant torepparttar 132596 lender, you must believerepparttar 132597 lender isrepparttar 132598 servant torepparttar 132599 borrower. Please teach me how to live in that world. Who arerepparttar 132600 top ten holders ofrepparttar 132601 U.S. national debt? They arerepparttar 132602 policy makers. They don't want their pictures inrepparttar 132603 papers. They don't give interviews to 60 Minutes. They just have their agents talk to presidents and lawmakers to make it clear what they want. They usually get what they want. In this caserepparttar 132604 borrowers are not merely servants, but puppets. When you are listening to puppets, it is wise to read betweenrepparttar 132605 lines and learnrepparttar 132606 desires ofrepparttar 132607 puppet masters.

Sincerepparttar 132608 national debt is a bookkeeping fraud, it does not really matter how great it becomes andrepparttar 132609 best time to borrow is when rates are low. It is Karmic debt we have to look at closely. The laws of men are mockeries ofrepparttar 132610 laws of nature andrepparttar 132611 universe. Spiritual law demands justice, if it takes ten generations. What we should concern ourselves with right now, is which wayrepparttar 132612 U.S. karmic scales are tipped and how badly. Do we want to tilt them further and in which direction?


Written by Ed Howes

The people who have enough to eat in this world, either producerepparttar food, hunt and gather it, or pay others to provide it. In few instances do these people produce meaningful surplus for those who do not have enough to eat. Untilrepparttar 132581 well fed care aboutrepparttar 132582 hungry and starving, there will be no economic justice, only privilege. That is how simple or complexrepparttar 132583 issue is. The minute an individual takes onrepparttar 132584 responsibility to feed her or himself, s/he begins creating low cost surpluses for those unable to do so. It makes sense to grow more plants in a global greenhouse. The more surplus an individual produces,repparttar 132585 more likely starving people will eat. Economics affect every aspect of life, including spirituality, yet it isrepparttar 132586 least understood ofrepparttar 132587 sciences because economics are poorly taught or not taught at all. Most economists have little understanding. That little understanding makes themrepparttar 132588 experts.

The global value system determines economics. That value system is based on scarcity, commonly calledrepparttar 132589 law of supply and demand. Thousands of years agorepparttar 132590 arbiters of value and wealth decided that gold, silver and precious stones wererepparttar 132591 rarest and therefore,repparttar 132592 most valuable. Of all resources, people wererepparttar 132593 least scarce. So people haverepparttar 132594 least value in this old system. This is foolishness ofrepparttar 132595 highest order and creates disposable people. There are few people living today, who cannot in their lifetimes, produce more value than their own weight in gold. Use yourself as an example. Multiplyrepparttar 132596 current market price of gold by your body weight. Divide that by a typical productive life of 40 or 50 years. Are you earning more or less than this dollar value each year? Keep in mind most folks are paid less than half their market value or earnings.

The economic system we support undervalues life, because life is not scarce. The corporate world would rather have your weight in gold than you, even if you can produce five times that value. That corporate world might not harvest twenty percent of your lifetime value, unless you support their system. If you do support it, you will probably give them a big cut in your home mortgage or business loans and every paycheck. But they will always treat you as expendable, because your kind is never scarce. If we want to be fairly valued inrepparttar 132597 market place, we must be scarce in that market place. A coming labor shortage will help. Becoming scarce means lifestyle changes people do not want to make. Therefore, people will continue to supportrepparttar 132598 system that makes themrepparttar 132599 least valuable commodity in it and be thankful to do so. There is little evil in this world that is not supported byrepparttar 132600 Western lifestyle. As long as we embrace it, there will be no economic justice.

Nowhere on this planet are people more capable of self sufficient living, than inrepparttar 132601 modern West. Yet these people are taught to be dependent on others forrepparttar 132602 very basics of life - wage and salary slaves. Hadrepparttar 132603 back-to-the-land movements ofrepparttar 132604 60s and 70s caught on,repparttar 132605 West would now have great models to share with poor world cultures. New technologies like fuel cells will be ideal for home and neighborhood power systems that will end dependencies on grid supplied electricity and scam artists like Enron.

Inrepparttar 132606 West, we pay a dollar for a ten cent loaf of bread, because we are willing to payrepparttar 132607 other ninety cents to have it at hand when we want it. Much ofrepparttar 132608 rest ofrepparttar 132609 world can't affordrepparttar 132610 same bread at ten cents a loaf. Who do you supposerepparttar 132611 bread makers would rather sell to? This means no bread forrepparttar 132612 hungry at any price. If we really want to helprepparttar 132613 rest ofrepparttar 132614 world, we make a personal commitment to slash our consumption and increase production. This creates a glut inrepparttar 132615 corporate market and forces prices down. Third world producers will complain because this drives down export prices and makes exporting unprofitable. The focus then must shift away from global trade to local trade and that is a major step toward self sufficiency and economic justice.

I heard a radio report last week that India is doing well in this global recession because ninety percent of their domestic production is sold in domestic markets. Beforerepparttar 132616 great corporate marketing chains droverepparttar 132617 mom and pop operations out of business with their economies of scale, local industry and markets were well understood as markers of economic health. Nothing prevents us from returning to local production and marketing. We can even use global marketing to subsidizerepparttar 132618 transition - transformation.

Food is a good example. The knowledge is now available that allows anyone to produce superior food at less than typical market prices. If I decide to raise food crops on an acre or two, I can also plant high dollar cash crops that can be sold in a nearby city or sent anywhere inrepparttar 132619 world, as a mail order business. The wealthy purchase these valuable crops and provide profits that allow me to obtain more land. I can then expand inexpensively on adjacent land and splitrepparttar 132620 crops withrepparttar 132621 owner, or market some on her behalf. I can always expand my local production, marketing and my high dollar global and nearby marketing.

Local production and marketing allows us to hire local labor. The unemployed and under employed get some paid work, free food or both. The idea is to reverserepparttar 132622 centralization of 20th Century production and marketing, which in turn, decentralizes other aspects of our lives. We saverepparttar 132623 costs of heavy farm machinery, bank loans, transportation, taxes, processing, packaging and pay it out to hand labor instead. We also adopt production methods, such as Square Foot Gardening, which reduce water, fertilizer, land and labor costs by as much as eighty percent. The savings can then be invested in expansion and we can market in nearby communities. We can encourage more small scale production, teachingrepparttar 132624 techniques we have successfully applied in our own production and marketing.

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