Where Will All The Money Go After The Crisis?

whereA question I received: You said that each person should receive only what’s necessary. However, we know that a very small number of people in the world hold most of the world’s capital in their hands. How will these people be able to reject their power in order to share it with everyone else?

My Answer: They shouldn’t reject anything on their own. They are already being forced to reject it. They used to be billionaires, but now they are millionaires. With more time, their capital will become smaller and smaller. They don’t need to reject anything willingly. Each person is suddenly discovering that nothing he had is worth anything.

Where did it all go? In the end, as a consequence of various factors, it will become the property of the society. We will see this happen. This property seems to be bought by countries and governments, but as a result, more and more it is becoming the property of society instead of individuals.
(From the lesson on Baal HaSulam’s article, “One Precept,” 03.05.2009)

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    Week 108-47
    A 12 year old speaks for us
    This month 15 years ago a 12 year old girl spoke at the United Nations Conference
    on Environment & Development at Rio De Janeiro.
    I have printed out her extraordinary speech.
    It is even more pressing today as no political leader has seriously addressed
    any of the important issues on which she spoke.
    Please take four minutes to read it.
    I have often said that being spiritual isn t just a feel-good state but a state of radical,
    positive activity. Truly great Masters like Jesus haven t just walked around with a
    blissful grin on their face but have called people to spiritually-inspired living.
    This young lady epitomizes my belief that radical change simply needs a change of
    attitude.
    Her words encourage us to ensure that Heartland is used as best it can to further her
    absolutely reasonable yet generally ignored demands for the world to awaken to its
    responsibilities.
    Loving and caring is no longer an optional living extra!
    Les
    —————————————————————–
    I m Severn Suzuki speaking for the Environmental Children s Organization .
    We re a group of 12 and 13 year olds trying to make a difference.
    We ve raised all the money to come here ourselves to come 5,000 miles to tell
    you adults you must change your ways.
    Coming up here today I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future.
    Losing my future is not like losing an election or losing a few points on the
    stock-market. I am here to speak for all generations to come. I am here to
    speak on behalf of the starving people around the world whose cries go
    unheard. I am here to speak for the countless animals who are dying across
    this planet because they have nowhere left to go.
    I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in our ozone. I am
    afraid to breathe the air because I don t know what chemicals are in it. I used to
    go fishing in Vancouver, my home, with my dad until just a few years ago when
    we found the fish are full of cancers. And now we hear of animals and plants
    going extinct everyday, vanishing forever.
    In my life I have dreamt of seeing great herds of wild animals, jungles and
    rainforests full of birds and butterflies but now I wonder if they will even exist
    for my children to see. Did you have to worry about these things when you
    were my age? All this is happening before my eyes and yet you act as if we
    have all the time we want and all the solutions.
    I m only a child and I don t have all the solutions but I want you to realize,
    neither do you.
    You don t know how to fix the holes in our ozone.
    You don t know how to bring a salmon back up a dead stream.
    You don t know how to bring back an animal, now extinct.
    And you can t bring back the forest that once grew where now there is a
    desert.
    If you don t know how to fix it please stop breaking it!
    You may be the representatives of your government, business, people,
    organizers or politicians but really you re mothers and fathers, sisters and
    brothers, aunts and uncles ..and all of you are someone s child.
    I m only a child and yet I know we re all part of a family 5 billion strong, in fact
    30 million species strong and borders and governments will never change
    that.
    I m only a child and yet I know we re all in this together and we should act as
    one single world toward one single goal.
    In my anger I am not blind and in my fear I am not afraid of telling the world
    how I feel.
    In my country we make so much waste. We buy and throw away, buy and throw
    away, buy and throw away and yet northern countries will not share with the
    needy, even when we have more than enough.
    We are afraid to share, we are afraid to let go of some of our wealth.
    In Canada we live the privileged life with plenty of food, water and shelter. We
    have watches, bicycles, computers, television sets the list could go on for
    two days.
    Two days ago, here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spent time with some
    children living on the streets.
    This is what one child told us: I wish I was rich and if I were I would give all
    the street children food, clothes, medicines, shelter, love and affection . If a
    child on the streets who has nothing is willing to share why are we who have
    everything still so greedy?
    I can t stop thinking that these are children my own age, that it makes a
    tremendous difference where you are born, that I could have been one of those
    street children. I could be a child starving in Somalia or a victim of war in the
    Middle East or a beggar in India.
    I am only a child yet I know that if all the money spent on war was spent on
    funding environmental issues, ending poverty and signing peace treaties what
    a wonderful place this world would be.
    At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world.
    You teach us not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others, to
    clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share, not to be greedy.
    Then why do you go out and do all the things you tell us not to do?
    Do not forget why you are attending these conferences,
    who you are doing this for: we are your own children.
    You are deciding what kind of a world we are growing up in.
    Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying Everything s going
    to be alright, it s not the end of the world and we re doing the best we can .
    But I don t think you can say that to us anymore.
    Are we even on your list of priorities?
    My Dad always says: You are what you do, not what you say .
    Well, what you do makes me cry at night.
    You grownups say you love us but I challenge you: please make your actions
    match up to your words.
    Thankyou.
    Severn Suzuki, Rio De Janeiro, June 1992
    Les

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