Monday Moaning: Illusive Money !
In ancient times we had no money, we traded livestock or other crops if we wanted something. It was bright idea of someone to create what these days is called a bank. Giving a coin and getting a pice of paper back that stated you had one coin in the bank. And that piece of paper being used to pay a baker. And before we knew it paper money is born.
But where did and when did we decide to create money as money. Who started giving trinkets for a goat. Or even as we done in southern America to give marbles for gold. Just seeing these examples already creates unfair exchange and thus giving different value to the same thing.
When it is created out of thin air it is in the first place an illusion. Yet we put a great deal of faith in it. It has become important if not the most important thing to have these days. And if one would think it stops there, one is mistaken. Even today money is printed and created as if it always have existed. Out of thin air money is created so that bank stay upright and are able to spend money.
Money that was never there in the first place.
Why do we put so much faith in something that isn’t real. Created from thin air. And polluting minds as it is. Because everywhere around us we hear and see its use. You have to have it. ANd the more you have the more you can do and the more power one has.
Though those with the most money are the ones sitting on it and causing the national banks to create more. So that the smaller man can invest and use it till it reaches the same old fart sitting on his money again. It is becoming a vicious circle that leads to some kind of doom scenario. Yeah I know it is thinking the worst of things. But the latest recession was real. Caused by banks that used money that was not there in the first place. Just some smart book keeping.
he same as when we print new money and divide it among banks.
But back to the ones sitting on money. Those with the most of money like to spend little as possible. While those with no money like to have some to spend and buy to become like those with money.
It is clear that money has become a symbol of status.
Now why would I even write all this about money? Well it has become clear that we the normal people have become nothing more than what money used to be.
It is said we live in a corporate and market society. That the market that is build on money with money only to make money. That would suggest that we as individuals are good for only one thing. Being to spend money. We have become the livestock to be traded between markets.
Commercials used to introduce us to new things to buy. And like sheep walk behind what is the trend.
It is harsh to even see myself as some kind of dumb as sheep. But the truth being that if I do no follow I am being left behind like some crazy ass cow.
So what does this economy make us out to be? Are we truly consumers or are we just ding as what the markets wants us to be. It is eerie to think we are guided like a donkey following a carrot. Except for us it is a dollar bill.
We look up and see the wealthy and want to be like them. And yet the market gets more expensive costing us more money so we never end up with enough to even come close to what we aspire. I know some do and are able to crawl from the pits. but what does become of them when they do. they are like the market. creating opportunities to make even more money.
As a company grows they need more money to exist in the first place. So in terms they want more and more just like the big guns.
How is that we created a vicious circle from nothing.
Now I am not much of an economic student, nor have I studied any. And I get the fact that economics should not be like a pyramid but more like a circle But what I see is that the situation is like a pyramid or multiple ones. And it rains money once in a while when it is decided o print some more. Use a smart bookkeeping trick to make it work in the books and send the money to the bottom of the pyramid only to end up top again.
The saying is that money must rock and roll and be used but that also means by the bigger guns. But they have so much they only spend a small portion. Never enough to make all the money flow and keep on flowing.
It is the illusion we call money. A means to a certain end we never thought through. As the end is a pit where the money is stuck. So print some more out of thin air.
I do not have an answer, I am just stomped. Knowing full well that if by any change we take away the money we have nothing left and everything will collapse. We will be lost with it. Lost without a piece of paper or plastic. Lost without the air it is made of. That is how much importance the market society has made it. That is how much we are addicted to what we created.
Are these crazy ass conspiracy theories? Maybe but how crazy were we to think this up how smart was one of us to come up with this idea. How was it possible for land owners who just claimed it was theirs to begin with ask rent for something that wasn’t theirs to begin with. Theories made by a an who just likes to think. create ideas and possibilities. Not saying I am right, but who would say I am wrong.
Time has blurred away the truth behind all this and all we are left with is what we have today. And to most that is money. Money being the only truth they see, know and can touch.
And last question. What if money only become digital? How much is a bit worth? How much would we make it worth when we can’t touch it anymore. Returning it to the illusion it was to begin with.