Saturday, 16 July 2011

About SLLU

Olza Koenkamp, an SL activist, sent some questions to me.  This is the first few – Olza has said there may be more at a later date.  I thought I would publish these answers for other members to read and perhaps help open discussions and debate with the wider membership/ anti-capitalist left across SL.

1. Why did you help form this group (SLLU) on SL?

This group was formed back in 2006 when Second Life was rarely out of the press.

In RL, I am a member of a Left Unity group – the Scottish Socialist Party, which is generally recognised as one of the most successful projects in Left Unity in the world; using a general statement of aims and principles for the left to unite behind.  It was thought that SL might be a platform to promote such a way to unite the left using SL, across the world.

Ever since, SL has stagnated and not been used quite in the ways that were predicted back in 2006 (or at least, as widely as first anticipated).  SLLU recruitment, although still rising in ACTIVE members, has slowed because of many of the political people who were initially attracted to SL leaving during the period between 2007 and now (the reasons for the departure of these people are many-fold, and should be a topic of study of those who study VR and its platforms – I have my theories, but these can be explored in a further article in the future).

This recruitment data is shown in the fact that every year, we “cull” our membership by deleting avatars from the group who have not logged in to SL for 2 years or more.  At one time we had around active 700 members; now we have over 400 (across 6 groups – the main one being SL Left Unity (the others being SL Left Unity Artivist Network; SL Left Unity Feminist Network; SL Left Unity LGBT Network, SL Left Unity Songs for John Doe and SL Left Unity Unity Hub).  Although there is cross membership – there are some people who join only one of these groups.  Analysis of membership of these groups show our active membership to be around the 450 mark.

Therefore, SLLU’s objectives have moved *slightly* from recruitment and forwarding a proposition of left unity to the new SL and SL public in general, to now concentrating on ways and space for those, like academics and artists using SL, to forward an education programme that brings anti-capitalism back to the mainstream as it once was until the late 1990’s.

Although this is a slight objective emphasis change, it does not replace our original aim of connecting with ordinary users; it does, however recognise, that our places of learning and creativity (eg Universities) HAVE moved further away from the discussions around envisaged alternative systems of social organisation.  This is in stark comparison to academia and “artivism” of the mid 1800’s through to the late 20th century, where these subjects would have been the common topics of discussions at all levels.

Your question:

Why not organise on a different virtual world or in a different platform, for example some place only for chatting?

There are many “Left Unity” discussion forums and groups on net 1.0 and some net 2.0 applications, eg blogs; facebook and yahoo groups.  My own internet early 2000’s experience was on yahoo groups and I have taken some of the successful aspects of that experience to inform how SL Left Unity has been promoted; for example, trying to encourage as much cross cooperation and OWNERSHIP in the central hub of SLLU for as many people and groups as possible across the anti-capitalist left spectrum.

SLLU *could* branch out to opensim or "Inworldz" – and perhaps a few of us need to engage there (I have an avatar in both) – and I, as well as other people involved in the running of SLLU are open to that.

Other platforms such as Twitter, have their own idiosyncracities that do not allow a wider participation and although SLLU does have a twitter account, it is used only to retweet other members contributions to twitter or promote SLLU events (though the use of the twitter account has been intermittent).

2. Has SLLU made some real influence? Have You made some impression on some RL institution or any other RL consequences?

Yes we have.  We have helped (and indeed catapulted the issue into the mainstream media) with chasing the French Front National from recruiting in Second Life and we also did the same for a RL/SL IBM strike in Italy which, because avatars were able to infiltrate a meeting of RL CEO’s, led to the resignation of IBM Italy’s CEO and the strikers winning the working conditions they were fighting for.

We have also helped with university studies on the use of SL in left/cooperative education etc.

However, I feel the real influence we have had is with individuals – with activists sharing experiences in RL that have encouraged others to go on to find RL groups they are comfortable with.  Our biggest success is helping others engaging and shaping their RL world.

Examples of a huge range of activities that have in some way influenced RL are on our blog that has been running since 2006.  We also have an archive on our Flagg sim, maintained by RL student (as part of a RL college course) Jamesdekens Resident.

Recently we ran a 12 hour music and comedy festical in aid of and raised over $500USD.

3. What are the main aims? I am not asking about aims of Left organisations in general, but especially SLLU.

(Our charter and Aims and Principles are here - )

See answer one.  I think to summarise and add to that answer:

To bring together anti-capitalist left activists into a hub where they can cooperate in activities across their particular ideological differences (eg, socialists, anarchists etc uniting in work to propote and raise awareness of the Greek uprisings of 2009/10 or on the Israeli government crimes in Gaza). People and groups can unite on educational projects – and can agree to disagree on various solutions.

Each individual or group can take a view outside SLLU on, for example a one or two state solution in Gaza, but can cooperate on educational “demos” or installation showing the Palestinian peoples plight.

What people have to understand is that SLLU is a place to listen to differences and to work on similarities.

Disagreements are fine, so long as people can accept others have a different view and that the best way to promote your difference, is to do so comradely.   It is through thesis and antithesis we reach synthesis – or it is through sharing experiences we both learn and teach.

4. Would you move SLLU from SL to other platform?

SLLU won’t be moving FROM SL – but could have similar groups with aims and principles in other metaverses- which will happen.

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Monday, 11 July 2011


Any funds SL Left Unity receive over L$50k will go to the fund, which will be handed over to for RL educational projects in Afghanistan in mid August.  RAWA is an Amnesty International supported  NGO, set up by women of Afghanistan. 

Come to our yard sale - loads of great quality items for cheap!  And ALL proceeds go to to help in educational projects in Afghanistan.  

The RAWA fund, stands as of today at L$132k - over $500 USD/ £300.  $1 pays for a childs education for a month - so come on, help in this education revolution in Afghanistan!

To donate to RAWA - please visit the YARD SALE where there are fantastic quality cheap stuff and freebies!  Or give a payment to the RAWA funds avatar, inworld, to RAWAFUNDIE Resident.

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Josjoha on the D.A.V.I.D economic model

From yesterday's Discussion in the Red Star Bar

[2011/07/06 09:56] josjoha: 5 minutes to economics class: what is wrong with capitalism, and how to fix the system through application of democracy and distribution of power. 10:00am SLT, Red Bar, Flagg (scripted lecture & discussions). 

josjoha: Farv, are you here for the lecture ? If so we can start if you want to. 
josjoha: Be advised that these chats get published on SLLU and perhaps elsewhere. If you do not want your chat published, please let me know and I can erase you from the log. 
josjoha: Farv, I'm fine with only doing it for one person, however let me know if you want it or I assume that you are here for other reasons. 
josjoha: hi [.........], howdy 
josjoha: Are you here for the chat & lecture [.....] ? 
josjoha: Hi Tim 
Tim Mersereau: er folks 

josjoha: _ _ _ Thank you for coming to this class in 'real economics'. The 'chat-lecture' text is preceded by '_ _ _'.  Agreement with what is taught here is not assumed, understanding what is meant is the only objective. 

josjoha: _ _ _ Please, open a new notecard, so that you can write your questions into it. 
josjoha: _ _ _ I am not your enforcer, if you want to chat through the lecture, go ahead. If you need less chatter, feel free to demand it :). 
 We can then afterwards discuss them all at length, or you can send them to me and I will do my best on them ! 
josjoha: _ _ _ * PART I: how does trade work (this is mostly common knowledge already, watch for '*** PART II ***' if you already know this) * 

josjoha: _ _ _ - What is wrong with capitalism ? – 

josjoha: _ _ _ One look at the world, and the failure of the ruling system is painfully obvious.  understand its failure, we have to go back to the roots of the system: trade, ownership and tyranny. 
 - Trade, what is it at its most simplest ? -  It is giving something for something: I do the dishes, if you fix my bike.  I get the children from school, if you go get a new sun screen.   You get 5 of my fish I caught, if you give me 2 and a half of those breads you baked. 

- Where did it all go horribly wrong ... - 

Cute as the trade model is, allowing every individual to inspect what he gets for his work, the suffering under its rhetoric since the 
middle ages has been dreadful. Where did it all go wrong ? 

josjoha: _ _ _ Compare the following trades to the ones mentioned: 

josjoha: _ _ _ Compare the following trades to the ones mentioned: 

"I own this land from the mountains to the sea, you will farm here but I will take 50%, and occasionally rob you blind when I feel like it."
"I will forgive you your debt, if you become my slave for life." 

"I will give you a mortgage on your business factory building for 35% anually, get some wageslaves together and get them cranking already, we can both get rich on this deal." 

"I will not cut your throat, if you give me your wallet." 
josjoha: _ _ _ - Not all is well in the world of trade – 

Robbiboy Rossini: if he makes a final deal...he should really think at it...or he is lost 

josjoha: _ _ _ Can a defining trait be identified that makes a trade proper ? The ruling system has held that it is mostly a problem of consent: if both parties consent to a trade, it must be proper. That is an insufficient understanding of trade. 

josjoha: _ _ _ - How does the larger trade system function ? – 

If it becomes harder to catch fish, there will be fewer fish on the market, and the costumer competition for it will be greater driving the prices up. 

Robbiboy Rossini: but he should be end the trade without being kicked in the ass or go into prison... 

The fisherman spends 3 times longer on catching one fish, but will - roughly speaking - get 3 times more for it, while a number of fishermen will go bankrupt and have to divert to another line of work. 

Over time the system balances itself, but that is not the end of the story (unlike 'the capitalists' like to portray it, so they can continue to profit from their abuses of power.) 

The effect of market prices balancing work, is distorted greatly by power concentration. 

The baron who owns all land can ask any price for rent, since there is no competition.
The boss of the big business can suck in all the created wealth that everyone worked hard for, because he is the tyrant of the group and his/her whim is law. The market for new businesses is cornered by investment capital, which is most profitable where labour gets squeezed the most, because profit equals turnover minus costs. 
Labor rights and wages count as costs in a tyrannical business, not as profits ! 
The decision making party in a business sees the labour force as chattel, the less it costs him, the more he and his financier will earn. 

Which financiers will grow riches in a model that allows free investment of money ? 

josjoha: Who has an idea what 'kind' of investors get to dominate ? 
josjoha: Company profit = income - costs, and labor wages is 'costs' .... so ..... 

If the wage of the laborer is the enemy of the company profit, and the company profit is the loot for the banker and the investor ... 

Robbiboy Rossini: the people of a company itself 

josjoha: Corporate investors is right also 

James Ready (enhanced): shareholders specifically 

josjoha: because they are professionals, the 'know where to invest' 

josjoha: yes, and specifically what kind of them ? 
josjoha: in terms of ... morality ? 

josjoha: Good point Calyps, the professionals, big corps; but what kind ? 

josjoha: Well it's fairly simple i thought: the ones who invest where labor is abused. 

[........] [........wealthy investors..........] 
[........] [.............who use politically weak people.............] 

josjoha: The ones that invest in plantations in Guatamala, where ppl work for whip lashes and nothing. 

Robbiboy Rossini: with the most knowledge 

josjoha: In other words, to put it crudely '''the assholes''' between them. They get to dominate ! 
josjoha: yeah, the 'professional asshole' basically 

josjoha: Money can buy anything, even politicians. Money is greatly powerful.  More and more powerful because it builds and builds over the decades...  And it is not in good hands, and therefore we are in trouble (at least on this count)...   They seek out where people get abused, and put their money there.  The ones that are good ? The nice ones ? They invest in good causes, nice labor, union stuff. But they won't get rich off of it ! 
Therefore they get outcompeted by 'the assholes' ... sadly. 

Robbiboy Rossini: the problem for me is which kind of things do we use for buying things except money?... 
Robbiboy Rossini: changing? 

josjoha: Hold that thought, I"ve copied your question... 
Robbiboy Rossini: metalls silver gold? 

josjoha: _ _ _ [The most tyrannical and abusive companies, who also have the greatest market turnover, the most costumers that is.] 
Robbiboy Rossini: go back to that basics? 
josjoha: Good question Robbi 

Robbiboy Rossini: metal is money in a way 

josjoha: though not exactly what is covered here - metal money can certainly work, especially in a primitive society, but even today 

josjoha: yes... continuing... 

Robbiboy Rossini: ok 

josjoha: _ _ _ *** PART II ***: solutions (now for the more interesting part!) * 

josjoha: _ _ _ - Solutions – 

josjoha: Robbi, we'll get back to the money question at the end, ok ? 
josjoha: got to keep it moving a bit 
Robbiboy Rossini: ok 

josjoha: _ _ _ The problem at its principle is simple: concentration of power produces concentration of wealth that is not worked for.   This then seems it needs an equally obvious remedy: the distribution of that power to all. How ? 
josjoha: Remember the baron, he got all the 'land power' 
josjoha: The banker has all the money power 

The corporate owner has all the management 'bossy' power. 
So they get rich, by using that, and using that to make 'bad' unfair cut-throat 'trades.' 

josjoha: _ _ _ - D.A.V.I.D. model - 

How to defeat the baron land owning feudal lords ? Give everyone an equal piece of land for free ! 
Those that do not want to be farmers can rent it to those who do, causing the market for soil rent to have many givers and many takers, rather then just one or a cartel of feudal lords. 
How to defeat the industrialist owner, the 'owners of the means of production', a business is a tyranny ? 

If everyone has land, then the power of land-ownership is no longer concentrated.   We are going to 'fracture' even splinter all these powers, and give them to the people. 

How to defeat the industrialist owner, the 'owners of the means of production', a business is a tyranny ? 

right mind can accept such an affront ?! Are we chattle ? 

No: we can come together in the businesses as well, and decide on the course of action and the all important division of the spoils of work together. 

Farv Hallison: This sounds like the Henry George Single Tax Plan. 

josjoha: Farv, ty, copied for later... 

josjoha: _ _ _Turn it into a democracy, a free floating group in the markets. For a nation the same is true on a larger more extreme scale. 
No more oligarchy, no more plutocracy, no more monarchy and its feudal lords: the people rule through law and vote. 

josjoha: _ _ _ How to defeat the ... banker ? 

josjoha: _ _ _This is perhaps the subtlest of issues, because making a loan is a consensual act. 
josjoha: just in time to put banking behind us 

James Ready (enhanced): sounds like libertarianism 

josjoha: _ _ _ However free investment credit rules clearly do not work, not just because the bankers have managed to overtake the printing of the currency, or drive the nation off the cliff with their lending games that the politicians they bought engage in. 

josjoha: James, it can be, however you can see a democratized business with its own land as .. a commune, then it is communism, too 

josjoha: _ _ _During the industrialization it was more then obvious that banking is a menace on its own through it's financier games.   Libertarianism has so far not called for democratization of companies, or distribution of land ... or socialization of investment credit ... or an absolute pepole's democracy. 
So ... i think it is a little more promising - i sure hope so. 
It can not be anything but a menace eventually, because it has to follow the rules of profitability. 

It can not be anything but a menace eventually, because it has to follow the rules of profitability. 
josjoha: * we are at half time, does anyone want a break ? * 

The financiers financing those are the ones that end up dominating. 

josjoha: battling on .. 

josjoha: _ _ _It is an eventually inescapable effect, if at least business tyranny is allowed for them to invest in. 
Then eventually the economy has to concentrate its power into a few hands, merging businesses into bigger and more abusive conglomerates until even the entire world is in their hand.  The solution to this can be a combination of prohibiting lending for profit, and to install a non-profit investment system, which can either be coupled to the national Democracy, or vetted private 'good cause' type venues.  It should also be noted that investment credit can be nice for an upstart, it is not absolutely necessary.  I would hope that 'socialized investment credit' will also liberally (heh) invest in democratized businesses ... after all the ppl control it through the vote, they can demand it. 

josjoha: _ _ _ - Summary - 
josjoha: _ _ _ The ills of the economy come from concentration of power. 
Trade in its most simple barter form is not a problem, it can and does work.  But a trade system leads naturally into a money system to make it more efficient, and then the lending game may occur.  If the society allows tyrannical businesses or other nefarious methods, that is where the loans will give the greatest returns, and through those holes society will end up dominated by the few for their own selfish and criminal gains.   who invest in the abuses of the labor class are not good people, they are bad people. 
josjoha: bad people ! ; )  Hence society ends up dominated by the money power in the hands of bad people.  That is where the wars and tyranny really starts, as they attempt to choke the people and bring them under ever greater control. 

we need to combat power concentration with its opposite: power distribution ! 
To distribute the power of Sovereign Government to all in true people's democracy: Democratic Authorities. 
To turn businesses that for whatever reason loose their starter, to become internal democracies ! This way we do not hurt the ability of people to start up a new business, get it going and provide it with discipline, keeping the markets dynamic with the new initiative needed to equalize prices on labor amounts for all. Democratic Ventures. 

josjoha: So you allow all kinds of businesses to start, both democracy groups, and single-boss types. Some ppl may need that ! 
But ... as the busines starter leaves, it goes to labor by law (unless it is tiny). 
That way the markets will be dominated by democracies. 
And tricks with 'we are a conglomerate of independents' are not recognized ... 
To turn private finance into non-profit finance, and to leave the markets to their own ways rather then dominating them with finance: Democratic Investments. 
distribute the soil - not wealth but opportunity - to all, as an inalienable birth right. To be more correct: 'natural resources' who are easily distributed. Democratic Demarcations (raw resources distribution). 

josjoha: _ _ _ * PART III: in closing * 
josjoha: _ _ _The economy will be rounded off by acknowledging certain sectors are innimical to competition, such as the infrastructure, the rail ways, the fact that the medical sector is largely not functioning well under an (exclusive) trade system. 
Sectors of productivity that are inherent monopolies or for other reasons do not function under trade, should therefore be nationalized. We can deal with the threat of impossible competition from wage slaves in other nations by erecting tarrif walls around the national economy.  We will be a little poorer for it, but more stable and more just, and keep our industries alive.  There are a thousand and more issues about economics, but this is probably already more then should have been attempted in one hour. How exactly to democratize the businesses ? 

josjoha: _ _ _What is wrong with a plan economy ? 

_ _ _ What is wrong with a global Government ? 

How does one expect to nationalize finance, won't that give power into the hands of an already corrupt Government ? 
How to democratize the national democracy anyway, is what we have the best we could do ? 

plement these changes, it is not like the enemy will recognize the truth and roll over ? 
A Leninist 'vanguard' attempt at Sovereignty through civil war ? 

_ _ _ The 'social democrat' tactic of muddling on 'in the institutions' without much direction ? 
Imperialist war by the capitalists against all Sovereign revolutionary initiative, how do we deal with that ? 
All these things and more belong in a rigorous training/education about economics, and each issue deserves a lengthy debate between positions. 
issues and many wore are addressed on also (free for the cause). 

josjoha: _ _ _ The system of Democratic Authorities, Ventures, Investments, Demarcations is worked out in a ready to go new Constitution, as a way of showing that such a model can be practical. The idea from this end is to have that Constitution ratified in enough nations to prevent Imperialist war on the Revolutions.  This Constitution also has an innovative and extensive new model for the national Democracy. It is all meant to reduce corruption and exploitation. Feel free to make your own even better DAVID Constitutions ! Let me know so I can enjoy your work !!! 
josjoha: seriously 
josjoha: have a go at it ! 
Also presented for your consideration is an extensive system to implement the changes. If you want a lecture on that: ask ! 
Feel free to get more talk on these subjects at 'heavenly serenity' every Sunday, 10:00am to 11:00am SLT, see you perhaps there. 
For all who managed to absorb all that and stay here (wow!), thank you for your time !! 

josjoha: _ _ _ * Part IV: questions, discusions * 
josjoha: thanks 
James Ready (enhanced): do you think corporate lobbying should be illegal? 
josjoha: turnout is beyond i had hoped for 

josjoha: James, okay we're now in the questions section... 

Farv Hallison: yes, but how do we stop it since the corporations have freedom of speech. 

josjoha: _ _ _ First a round of questions to get the meaning clear, then a round of remarks and disagreements for the ol' political fistfights ! 
josjoha: _ _ _ Questions about Part I (how does trade work, and how it does not), anyone ? 

Farv Hallison: how do you assert political power when the corporations spend a billion of your dollars on propaganda? 

josjoha: all that was pretty standard, but added is the uhm ... power question, and investment credit danger, though the marxists already had that, too 

josjoha: Farv, in the model I propose, you elect someone with 50 persons, and it won't be easy to 'lobby' something that small 

Frederica Lexenstar: I came in late and am reading to catch up, so this may be a stupid question. all soil considered to be equal? Everyone gets the same amount, no matter whether it is fertile, near water, near transportation, etc? 

josjoha: In the Constitution is also a law against bribes, and politicians keep logs of 'gifts' 
josjoha: Frederica, excellent question: the equality is on perceived economic value 

josjoha: That is not easy to do, but it is the best one could do i guess 

josjoha: _ _ _ Questions about Part II (solutions: National democracy, democratized companies, socialized investment, land distribution, trade), anyone ? 

Robbiboy Rossini: sam amount of money in the basics for a person 
James Ready (enhanced): illegal aliens contribute to dragging down American’s wages, do you have any thoughts on that 

josjoha: James, in the proposed model the borders would probably be closed 

josjoha: to protect the labor market - though it is up to the ppl to decide of course 

Frederica Lexenstar: companies that hire desperate people at below minimum wage drag down our wages, not undocumented people 

josjoha: James, it seems to be another aspect of capitalist games against the people / labor 
James Ready (enhanced): most of those are undocumented people 

josjoha: the unions here claim we should have 'equal pay for equal work' so that immigrants do not drag it down - but no chance of that happening 

Frederica Lexenstar: are they? 

??? MADDI (madison.gyranaut): it isn't illegals dragging down american wages.. its corporations!! 

josjoha: chinamen ! :) 

josjoha: I have heard that the USA has engaged in great hostility towards middle america in general, and that is driving these ppl north as well 

James Ready (enhanced): as far as democratized companies, are you suggested it be mandated by law for companies above a certain size? 

??? MADDI (madison.gyranaut): and it isn't as if illegals are paid well enough.. they are enslaved! 

josjoha: The american corporations want a cut-throat climate in the economy 
josjoha: the illegals are really the worst victims in it all 
josjoha: imho 

josjoha: _ _ _ Remarks and disagreements about Part I (how does trade work, and how it does not). 
josjoha: _ _ _ Remarks and disagreements about Part II (solutions: National democracy, democratized companies, socialized investment, land distribution, trade), anyone ? 

josjoha: _ _ _ Remarks and disagreements about Part III (...), anyone ? 
James Ready (enhanced): democratizing of private companies would be law? 

josjoha: James, in this model it would be Constitutional law, yes 

josjoha: [quote] the problem for me is which kind of things do we use for buying things except money?... [/quote] 

Farv Hallison: The opportunity for change comes when the present system is is a description.... 

James Ready (enhanced): America used to back its money with gold until the federal reserve bank began printing it for us 

BrotherJim Jonesford: lots of peopel today 

josjoha: In the model i am proposing for consideration, we would use a government fiat paper/electronic currency; but there is a limit to personal wealth at 30 times average of the nation. 

Farv Hallison: 
josjoha: Brother, yeah 

BrotherJim Jonesford: personally I perfer the Share Our Wealth Society method 

josjoha: Gold, silver, even 'tally sticks' can also be used for money 

BrotherJim Jonesford: why should anyone be rich? 

josjoha: indeed brother, don't ask me 

BrotherJim Jonesford: if all resources were reallocated we could all live comfortable live styles
josjoha: the question of money is very interesting and important, but moving on a bit ... 
josjoha: Brother, i think so, yes 
josjoha: with all the technology we have .... 

BrotherJim Jonesford: there are actual examples of this 

josjoha: [quote]Farv Hallison: This sounds like the Henry George Single Tax Plan.[/quote] 
josjoha: Brother, feel free to share 

BrotherJim Jonesford: the Hutterites are a prime example of socialism in a pratical sense 

josjoha: aha, Farv, what that : ) 

BrotherJim Jonesford: they all work together 
BrotherJim Jonesford: they all share 
BrotherJim Jonesford: they all do business together 
BrotherJim Jonesford: they all profit 
BrotherJim Jonesford: they live quite well 

josjoha: Anyone having writtin downa anything, or whatever, put the boxing gloves on and let's debate 

josjoha: _ _ _ [[ end ]] 

James Ready (enhanced): I'm at work so I'd better not haha 

josjoha: The chat is published, who wants to be scrubbed please tell me. 

BrotherJim Jonesford: I dont mind my words being used 

josjoha: okay that's that, thanks everyone for coming, i really really appreciate that !! 

BrotherJim Jonesford: I just think to create a socialist system one should look at pratical solutions to achieving it and people who have been doing it for 100's of years 

josjoha: Brother, what you wrote makes me think of the native north American Indians
josjoha: Brother, sounds like a good plan, who you have in mind 

BrotherJim Jonesford: I do not know what they believe please inform me 

josjoha: they have for example the idea that land cannot be sold, and they share that with ancient Israel, who also used a distributive system for land 

BrotherJim Jonesford: ah yes 
BrotherJim Jonesford: the church in acts also had the same concept 
BrotherJim Jonesford: they sold everything 
josjoha: they gave the land to each family a part, and you could lend it away until the next 50th year.. 
BrotherJim Jonesford: and had a collective treasury 
BrotherJim Jonesford: perhaps the reason I sound like them so much is my ideas are thoughts are similar to ancient israel 

josjoha: yes, and ancient Israel also had prohibition on rent seeking loans, actually that is quite common in history 

josjoha: Aristotles was against rent seeking 

josjoha: Mozes law, the Torah ('old' testament...) 

josjoha: Islam, the jesuscult, all was against that 

josjoha: The native indians who run casino's in America, they run them on a tribal base 
josjoha: Everyone works, everyone shares in the profits. 
josjoha: It is an example of democratized business ! 

Laslopantomik Yao: we should all open eyes, people are starving and die more then ever and markets are happy to see greece and portugal ruin one day and take benefits in stocks next... its all a chaos... im very pesimistic about whats to come 

josjoha: And if one indian had too many blankets, a sort of currency, they would give it away. 
josjoha: A maximum on wealth, by choice. 
josjoha: Historical precedents ... 

Robbiboy Rossini: need to go ...thx for these informative things 

Laslopantomik Yao: sorry to get in middle but i really think power got the plan to make earth sink in a 1984 model, we are getting in it 

josjoha: so ... feel free to talk and stuff, i'm eyeing the 2nd half of a pizza here ... 

Laslopantomik Yao: to start i think all the very poor problem should be solved 
Laslopantomik Yao: im very concerned about that 
josjoha: exactly 
josjoha: the rest ... oh well 
Laslopantomik Yao: all the rest is very very intresting and needed 
Laslopantomik Yao: i find your speech very good and necessary 
josjoha blushes 
josjoha: i have a website on this 

Laslopantomik Yao: but really, i find that the ones who rule have a plan for the next 1000 Laslopantomik Yao: yes but they are wining, just see how bad its getting 
Laslopantomik Yao: a drastic turnover is needed 
josjoha: they are, and i'm trying with my plan to turn that around, take the initiative for the ppl

josjoha: but chat log is a bit... more stuff in between 
Laslopantomik Yao: We need a Che-Ghandi-Einstein 
Laslopantomik Yao: maybe its you! 
josjoha: yeah i guess so 
josjoha: but you don't need *me* only the plan, only that 
josjoha: it's all written down, and then it needs ... you 

josjoha: i thought i'd look like a half fool with nobody showing up, but we had a crowd, and made friends too 
Laslopantomik Yao: thats ultracool, i understand that but normal people dont care abouts and dont have time for that 
Laslopantomik Yao: i think this kind of thnking should be spread 

josjoha: i know ... but if things do not get fixed, things will go wrong 
josjoha: i think so too Laslo 
josjoha: i do whatever i can, maybe you can do what you can 
Laslopantomik Yao: but the system is made make this never grow 

[2011/07/06 11:31] Laslopantomik Yao: i mean all is contrary to real justice to the mankind

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