This Monday follows “Black Friday,” which begins the sales period. Last year, in one day, two billion dollars of products were sold, and this year three billion. People sat glued to their computers. How would you characterize this phenomenon?
Answer: I would characterize this as a commercial event of inflating the populace because, in principle, it is the sale of emptiness, mostly things that people don’t need. But the hype around it is heated up by everyone: neighbors, the cities, advertising, and the media.
Imagine how an ordinary person is stunned by the general insanity of buying. He cannot resist it; he thinks he will miss something. He runs to do what everyone else is doing.
It is impossible to resist the temptation! It is pointless to resist! And this is what the media is trying to achieve.
The problem is that the world is in great oversupply! It would be possible to feed and fully inundate another two or three additional human populations with the products that are now manufactured. Given another planet with barefoot and naked people, they could be clothed and fed and served the full program! Just bring the money.
What would the money be for? This is also not understood. The main thing is that everything will go around. Specifically it is feared that trade will stop, forcing manufacturers to sell their products at cost and even below cost. After all, today it doesn’t matter; more money is simply printed.
Today we have gone on to a completely different level of development, where it is not money that determines how much a product costs, but the value of goods is determined by people. Do they have a need for this or not? So we are departing from being dominated by money. The game is over. The accumulation of a mass of money no longer works; we are moving on to a new system in which money will be completely eliminated!
So what will be the engine of trade, communication, and manufacturing? In what way and how will they be measured? This is the problem. It must b measured according to a different value, a value that replaces the paper that we are familiar with.
First true value was gold. Then it was changed to banknotes with no backing, and a nation could print ten times more! That means their value is completely conditional. And now it has disappeared. And what is next?
A person will simply go to work, and in exchange receive coupons for personal provisions, or won’t even receive anything at all because they will supply him with everything without any “Black Fridays.” We are moving toward socialist labor where everything operates precisely according to the principle of “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
Question: Do you see this sign from Cyber Monday?
Answer: Yes. The overproduction of goods, the value of zero and the disappearance of the money supply leads to the fact that we work not for money but for the idea that for each and everyone it is equal, as otherwise there will be none.
Comment: You are saying communist slogans now!
Answer: There is nothing to be done about it! Nature will bring us to this by force. We see that a socialist nation is more profitable than a capitalist one! It will begin to normally begin to take care of the welfare of the citizens and everything will gradually equalize. Whereas capitalism allowed for a small growth of the middle classes and then destroyed it, leaving only the poor and the rich and terrorism was squeezed in between them.
Question: Are you basically talking about what a Soviet person felt in his time?
Answer: No, that was an economically ugly and unjust regime! It seemed to justify itself ideologically: it was apparently worthwhile to pay for equality, friendship, and brotherhood. But it wasn’t! And now these are gradually appearing and pulling new social relationships after them. We are reaching this through natural development! It is even possible to begin to develop ourselves correctly now, to advance forward, not by means of a club and suffering, but through self-education. And then we will achieve this in a better and smoother way.
Question: Does this mean that money will disappear and everything will be based upon connections between people?
Answer: Only connections between people will provide our world with the release of good energy which will balance all of us and really transform our next state, literally miraculously. You will be investing a penny and getting a million! This is because you will no longer adding egoism to your actions, which slows everything down and causes competition. On the contrary, there will be a merging with nature.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/1/15