We all want to have long, peaceful, and prosperous lives – to do this we need fresh water, healthy cropland for food, and materials for shelter and security. However, being that we live in a finite world, there are limits on everything needed for a long, healthy human life.
There is a limit to size of the pie. If more people eat from this proverbial pie, each piece must shrink to accommodate the growing number of people at the table. Historically the Earth’s resources have provided amply for the population. We always had more then enough pie to feed new people at the table, and more people were a welcomed sign of continued prosperity (generally).
It is no longer a matter of saving the planet, but a matter of saving the human race. We are just a blink in the eye of a spec of a bit of dust in the history of our planet. When we are long gone, it will remain. The ecosystems on our planet have evolved to support our life. We have evolved the ability to destroy those ecosystems. Problem? Only if you want food, water, and oxygen. Without the support of our environment we will die.
Since the industrialization of our society we have begun to cause irreversible damage to this system that sustains our life. We cannot destroy the earth, but we can destroy it’s ability to sustain our own lives. If we continue to destroy the environment causing our extinction, the planet will eventually regenerate – without us. So are we really saving the planet, or saving ourselves?
Our money was once valued by the worth of goods, but today it is our goods that are valued by their worth in money. Banks create money out of thin air by loaning it into existence. Increasing the money in the market creates inflation. This also means the system is required to continually grow in order to offset this inflation.
Money is not a real object, its value is abstract, and controlling large sums of it is imaginary wealth. We have given the power over our currency to private companies – they are greedy black holes, constantly starved for more. The good news for them is they can create more money. The bad news for us is that they can create more money.