For all of us who feel we've been flushed away by an awful stinky political process, it's time to be a hard rock.
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If we can get enough Americans to be a rock, we can elect representatives who will get down to Earth and solve this country's pressing problems, instead of supporting the lavish parties of the rich and powerful.
I have a great economics lesson for you. Let's all be a rock. If you can't get a reasonable price for goods and services, don't buy it. If you can't get a fair wage for your labor, don't produce it. If you can't have a life, be a rock, and keep demand sluggish until a reasonable balance is attained. That's how the world goes 'round. It's one big rock!
I have a commodity for sale. I invested my knowledge, experience, some savings, 35 years of time, but for the past six months, I haven't received a nickel in return for my newly published book. I'm dirt poor, and it looks like I've been left for dead. Well, if no one wishes to buy my commodity, which I think is pretty good, then I don't wish to buy their commodity either. No further education, no cars, no pizza, no I-phones, nothing on credit, no vacations, nothing. We can all sit around on our butts, due to sluggish demand. I'll just have to apply the brakes harder. But if you'll give me an even break, I'll return the favor. That's how the economy really works.
Apparently, we've got a couple of natures: a higher one and a lower one. Our lower nature consists of "Lust" (lust), and "Blutlust" (blood lust). All of the fighting which goes on today concerns our lower nature. Depending on the amount of power in ones system, this determines the amount of fight.
Our higher nature has to do with ideas. Ideas come and go, float around for our enjoyment and use. Ideas in themselves are incapable of producing a fight. Power of our lower nature defines the fight, not ideas.
People with lots of ideas have very little fighting ability because they dwell on their higher nature, not their lower one. Ideas in themselves have the ability to override violence through exchange and change. If you love ideas, you enjoy your higher nature best.
Recently, the Alaska Federation of Natives held their annual convention in Anchorage. One of their major topics of discussion was suicide.Read More »from Group Consciousness
To understand the Native mind, particularly western Alaska Natives, you need to understand that they do everything as a group. This group consciousness is rooted in thousands of years of influence by Alaska's next door neighbor, Russia.
Together with group consciousness, the Native mind understands self-sacrifice for the well being of the group. When a village is not faring well, a villager will forgive his portion to the community by voluntarily taking his life. Depending on the strife in the community, others will follow suit, and take their lives as a group.
Remember, Alaska Natives share everything they have, their food, their drink, their culture. Westerners do not understand this trait. As a rule, if one succeeds, they all succeed, but if one fails, they all fail. This is in sharp contrast to the west's "survival of the fittest" doctrine.
This Nation needs a little magic--the magic of incentive. How do we get it? Here's how. We put our people to work. We give them respectable jobs, and we pay them decent wages. We give our people decent lives. We encourage them. They return the favor with their Spirit and determination. Together we revitalize the Spirit of our Nation!
You know what I think is happening in this country right now? I think much of the country is on a subtle but real strike. Jobs are exported to foreign countries where companies don't have to pay a decent wage. Labor unions are not very effective these days. So many Americans live on food stamps. There is no difference between lining up for food coupons and, as in the Great Depression, lining up at the soup kitchens. What this country needs to do is produce a little magic to get its people to motivate again--the magic of incentive!
- Loyd | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Oct 22, 2011 6:22 AM EDT
I just read in today's newspaper about Alabama's tough migrant workers' laws discouraging immigrants from picking crops. It was noted that the immigrants are far more efficient in picking fruit than American workers, doing backbreaking work. Americans, on the other hand, would work half a day, then sour, and quit. They weren't getting a fair wage for their labor, and producers are concerned the crops will rot on the vine for failure to get good help. I believe American laborers are just as good as anyone else at their jobs, providing they have incentive to do the job. I have a question for producers: why not pay a reasonable day's wage for a reasonable day's work? I believe Americans are intelligent enough to see what's fair, and when they're being ripped off. Americans are just applying their right to strike if conditions warrant. Just like when I go to the store to buy fruit, I look at the price. If the price is too high my my judgment, I simply won't buy it. The crop can rot in theRead More »from How About a Reasonable Day's Pay For a Reasonable Day's Work!
Several colleges have contacted me about returning to school. The problem is the price. I told the school representatives that before I even think about continuing my education, I need a way to pay for it. I'm counting on the sales of my newly published book to finance my education. No book sales, no school. My book is my last ditch effort at age 58. Do I have a stone throw's chance in Hell, or have our colleges corrupted themselves through the profit motive?