Myths of money

Some people think that one who criticizes capitalism must be a Sovjet-style communist. Probably because capitalism is anti-social in essence.

Since the passing of communism in the eastern part of Europe, labor is no longer part of the equations of western economics. The misery of cheap labor migrated together with the industry. Out of side is out of mind. To keep the wages of the shitty jobs in-house as low as possible they then imported the disenfranchised en masse.

The injustices of the system they live in or the suffering of their fellow citizens no longer triggers the students of today. Instead we see the revolutionary energy of the young being directed towards the perceived unfairness of nature and the heavens and earth as a whole. They are told that the only way to combat these injustices is through the existing systems.

Tantalus

Tantalus was a greek mythological figure. He stole ambrosia and nectar from the table of the gods and gave them to the mortals. The legend of his punishment made him famous.

He was forced to stand up to his neck in water, which flowed from him when he tried to drink it. Over his head hung fruits, gently blown away by the wind whenever he tried to grasp them.

Is this not the essence of the economic narrative that claims that the riches of the greedy will trickle-down to the masses of the lower classes?

The ancient story and punishment of Prometheus is also taken literally by the vultures of capitalism. Prometheus was bound to a rock and an eagle was send to eat his liver. His liver would then grow back overnight, only to be eaten again the next day in an ongoing repetition.

This fairy tale of eternal growth and growing pains seems to form the base of our contemporary financial and economic system.

If we look at a cycle in two dimensions we can get the impression that it is about endless repetition. The cycle of life can not be viewed in 2D; it has a spiral form. Although winter always comes, no winter is exactly the same as the one before. Nor are the seasons the same in every place on earth.

The waves

The Brits consider themselves rulers of the waves.

Their ancestors across the ocean consider themselves masters of the seas and the skies.

The EU however has found the egg of Columbus. They flow as one with the heavens, earth and oceans.