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Commentary :: Globalization : International : Social Welfare
Economic Recovery?
04 Aug 2009
We are a global humanity.
What is money? Credit.
What is credit? Debt.
What is debt? Trust.

In what should Americans trust? In Wall Street? The banks? The Federal Reserve? The U.S. Government? Themselves? God?

Certainly the present financial crisis is a crisis of trust, and therefore ultimately a crisis in human consciousness. Aware of the greed motivating Wall Street and the thirst for profits driving the banks, Americans are suspicious of financial salvation emanating from these sectors. Ignorant of the fact that money creation, with passage of the Federal Reserve Banking Act of 1913, is unconstitutionally usurped by the privately-owned Federal Reserve Banking System from the U.S. Government, Americans are now uneasy about the prospect of that same government guaranteeing financial well-being for its citizens. Distracted by issues of taxpayer fairness, rage against the rich, loss of retirement savings and technical complexity, Americans are wandering aimlessly in a forest by focusing on the dead and withering leaves of once mighty trees. That this dying forest covers the entire globe is a dawning revelation not only to Americans but to world citizens of developed as well as developing nations.

Also dawning is the realization that since we are all in this together, we all must have contributed to the crisis. Especially as citizens of an exemplary democracy, living under a vaunted capitalist system, Americans must recognize a keen responsibility for abdication of personal and civic duty. Yet truly, this is a crisis in humanity.

The fact that none of the fixes put forth, whether monetary, legislative, or regulatory, have worked to stem the crisis, signifies that trust is gone. When it’s gone, it’s gone for good. Trust is gone for the good of humanity.

Trust is the lifeblood which sustains all institutions, whether they are governmental, monetary, financial or economic. When stock markets morph into gambling casinos; when investment banks profit from dubious mortgage loans to the poor, then try to insure against that reality; when the economy employs fewer and fewer people at lower and lower wages and when the money supply sublimates into toxic debt, we can know that trust has evaporated and death will follow.

Death of an institution inevitably ensues from loss of trust in that same institution because people only trust that which serves them. And institutions exist to serve people. When an institution no longer serves people, it ceases to exist.

In this global age, the economic, monetary and financial systems of the family of nations are required to serve the needs of the whole of humanity. In this global age, an institution is vulnerable, to the extent that it serves a few people at the expense of many.

We are a global humanity, living on a global planet, interconnected by a global communication system, sharing a human consciousness. An individual may deny this fact, or be ignorant of it, or struggle to come to terms with it. But the individual cannot escape this fact. With every inhalation from a global atmosphere, the individual lives and breathes this fact.

Global humanity needs new monetary, financial and economic systems to serve it. The old systems which profited the privileged and degraded the disadvantaged are being dismantled. New systems at the service of humanity, not the individual, will be formed. Yes, humanity is comprised of individual humans; the new systems will acknowledge an individual who is integrally “plugged into” a global humanity. The new systems will serve the individual by serving humanity while serving humanity by serving individuals.

Of course, these new systems cannot be rammed down the throats of resisting humanity. This crisis is, I repeat, a crisis in human consciousness. Every advance in society, every enhancement of civilization is fundamentally an expansion of human consciousness. People everywhere must see the need for new systems, ascertain the structures of the systems and then work to implement them.

Due to the complexity, enormity and novelty of the required systems, it is beneficial to have guidance in their formation and implementation. It is necessary to have someone lead humanity out of the dying forest. This leader cannot be Barack Obama, Timothy Geithner, Paul Volcker or Warren Buffett. With all due respect to each of these men, none have the vision, the wisdom, and the power that is needed. None know and represent the entirety of humanity.

This leader is and can only be Maitreya, the head of the Spiritual Hierarchy. Please refer to www.share-international.org for information about Maitreya.

And yes, the only comfort in this crisis is trust in God.

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