Saturday, August 19, 2017

Birth of Religion


Religion had its Birth in the observations made by men about the nature of Nature.  A Shepard or Farmer would observe that the Sun would change the position of rising and setting over time and then repeat the process with the changing of Seasons.
They would observe that their best product of seed or animal would produce the best new crop or births.   They followed the same practice with the discovery of the pharmaceutical properties of Fauna & Flora. That is why Religion invented the rule that you must offer only your best to please the Gods. That gave Power Holders the best stock of seed and semen to grow their capital wealth.  

The Gods did not deliver Religious rules of knowledge on either Stone or Clay tablets. Observation by men of natural occurrences were  remembered measured and recorded. That is Science. Scientific observation became Religious Myth and was coded into stories to teach the people of the existence of hidden knowledge that the Priest held as a gift from the Gods and  that created a Power Source to rule with. 

The power to rule is not easily surrendered even to  the observation of better knowledge.  That is why Religion values Belief over Scientific observation for acquisition of  knowledge. Science is dynamic learning.  Religion is static belief.  The World is no longer Flat.

Written by William Hodge

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stop Money Creation by Corporate Banks

Central Bank Money

I am a nonconformist in my views about economics and Government. I support the view that the democratically elected Sovereign Government should control the creation and supply of currency. 

I see money as a contract between parties to trade Goods & Service today in exchanged for a "promissory note"  that will purchase a choice of Goods & Service from other Sellers at a chosen later time. 

That promissory note can be personally held and traded or it can deposited in a Bank in an Asset Account as Money. It is balanced as a Bank Liability to the Depositor on demand.   The value of that money is determined by the availability of Labor, productive capacity and raw material supply to produce the desired Goods & Service. 

I also believe that the power of Corporate Banks to create new money in return for a  Borrower "promissory note" to repay legal tender money in the future should be ended. Money should only be created by the Federal Reserve Banks and loaned to Corporate Banks for lending to Borrowers based on the assets deposited in the Corporate Bank by Bank Customers.

William Hodge 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Life is more than Labor

Life Labor Changing

I am a Son of the South from agricultural forebears . In my youth  subsistence level labor created by the Segregation system that replaced the Bonded Slave system used before the Civil War were mostly employed to pick cotton. That was the Prime example of creating wage-slaves to enrich the 1%ers.  It was the invention of the cotton gin that created the very profitable use of Slave labor and then Segregated subsistence Wage laborers to support the 1%ers of  Agriculture.

Then they invented a Cotton Picking Machine. Now no one picks cotton by hand. Another machine had eliminated what the first machine [the cotton gin] created and changed the culture of the South.

The use of computer technology to automate both the simplest of task and the most complex task will eventually eliminate almost the entire labor class and the white collar jobs as well. If we do not find a way to distribute income to create a system to distribute food, shelter, medical care, and survival skills, we may have to find a way to eliminate the people or create make believe work to keep them busy.

I prefer that all have the freedom to find their own creative path to life fulfillment.  By distributing Unconditional Basic Income to purchase sufficient food, adequate shelter, medical care, and learning skills to pursue their passions We can create a new  entrepreneurial culture . That will give meaning to each life by permitting the individual personal choice of Life Paths.  We will create for each "The inalienable Right to pursue Happiness.

Rowing the National Boat

One Boat many Passengers

I am opposed to SLAVERY of any kind. I want every person to have the choice of working for a wage he agrees to or not work for a wage at all if he chooses.

To achieve that goal we must first understand the concept of the Commonwealth.  It is the Income derived from the use of any land and what lies beneath that land, the water on or below that land, and the air above that land that is controlled by the  Sovereign Nation. 

The evidence that the Nation controls the Right to that income is it has the power to charge use fees or to levy taxes on the privilege granted of private usage for profit or pleasure. Additional proof is that the Government has the Right of Eminent Domain to reclaim for Public use any property that is currently claimed by other entities for private use.. It also has the power to tax accumulation of profit[income] from Private usage to support the General Welfare of the Nation & Citizens.

In a Democratic Nation it is an implied Right that every Citizen should benefit from a Dividend from his Commonshare of the Commonwealth. From that grows the the concept of giving every citizen [rich man - poor man - beggar man - thief] a Basic Income Guarantee. That income should be enough to purchase sufficient food, adequate shelter and effective medical care and the right to education.  

As technological and Robotics advance there will be less availability of Wages from work and greater need of Unconditional Basic Income to escape  the Poverty of Wage Slave Jobs.  It is past time to begin a scalable program that provides a Guaranteed access to food, shelter, medical care , and life skill training.

William Hodge