Monday, June 18, 2012

Advantage 63 – Peace

Excerpt from the book »Gradido – Natural Economy of Life«

» And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes riding shotgun in the sky,
turning into butterflies above our nation.«
– from the song »Woodstock«
by Joni Mitchell

Peace, what a lovely word! Don’t we all want peace? But what normally stands in the way of peace? Conflicts of interest! The old monetary and economic systems are programmed for conflict. Cut-throat competition, industrial disputes, hostile takeovers, asset strippers, debts, destruction of the environment…, all this sounds very charged with conflict. We are still living in a system hostile to life, whose most lucrative economic branch is the war industry. There cannot be peace in such a system. 

The advantages already listed show that the Natural Economy of Life manages to steer the most different of interests in the same direction so that conflicts of interest scarcely arise or can be easily solved. In a monetary and economic model inspired from nature, from which even such different groups as a flat-sharing community and an international conglomerate benefit and in which an equalisation between poor and rich countries is created for the good of all – in a system so friendly to life the potential exists to live together in peace.

This peace will be permanent as it is founded on the threefold good – the good of the individual, the good of the community and the good of the big scheme of things. A thousand-year-old human dream has a realistic chance of coming true.

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