Money can legitimately be nothing but a unit of account (and there only as a transition away from debt money); anything other is a tool of domination. Our natural history proves that our natural economies are based on cooperation and community credit, not commercialization, money debt, or “barter”. I highly recommend David Graeber’s new book Debt: The First 5000 Years. I’m not kidding when I say that if you’re going to read only one new book, that’s the one. It’s a revelation.
So true morality, true justice, true reason, true practicality would do away with the cash economy (which is by definition a command economy, since only government command enforces the prerogatives of this cash in the first place; there’s a reason they call it “fiat” money; and all money is really fiat money or the residue thereof). It would purge the parasites now worthlessly squatting on the land and destructively hoarding the resources.
We have the will and ability to work, and we have the land and resources. Those are the only two components necessary for a human economy and society. But this barbed wire which has been strung between the two, through which we’re forced to squirm in order to get “employment” which ”allows” us access to OUR WORK, and in our wildest dreams a tiny lump of dirt from OUR LAND AND RESOURCES in the form of “property”, is nothing but the alien imposition of criminals. The only redistribution we need is to blast away that wire.
We have the ability and will to work. We have the land and resources. So what prevents us from going about our work, cooperatively or if one prefers autonomously? What gets between us and our work?
At this point many among the 99 immediately throw up their hands in cynicism and despair and say, “What can we do about it?” or “Nothing can be done about it” Many even surrender to lies about how there’s some kind of progress during history, or on the contrary that the way things are now is the natural way of things. Many believe both simultaneously even though they contradict one another.
If this is the case (the illusion, not the truth), then perhaps it’s better to take a step back, breathe, and forget about “what is to be done” for the moment. Maybe it’s worthwhile to simply look at the situation as it is, in its most stripped-down denotative clarity. What is the situation? What’s the basic answer to the questions above? What prevents the vast majority of humanity from attaining freedom and prosperity? It’s just a handful of criminals. It’s a vicious, worthless 1%. Even if it’s not clear immediately how to do it, if we simply contemplate the basic fact it should be obvious what to do.