Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wealth to Anti-poverty Warriors!

Why are there too few people interested in permanently redeeming the poor? First reason: everyone is too busy trying to improve self, family and career. Second reason: most people really think there’s no solution to poverty. The mere fact that there are around five billion poor worldwide boggles the mind. Third reason: an anti-poverty war yields no war spoils. There’s no profit in redeeming the poor!

Yet here lies our key. An anti-poverty war must yield profit to all warriors! If there are no returns from every battle, what new weapons will they use in the next battles? How can the army maintain morale?

But are there examples of anti-poverty battles where victorious peoples became wealthy masses? There are indeed! Wealthy nations were once poor. History’s wealthy empires started out as poverty-stricken tribes and ethnic groups. By enforcing peace among nations and races and fostering trade, they built huge markets, developed distinct architecture, arts and sciences, and created large middle classes. In recent history, East Asia’s tiger nations Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Korea were 3rd World just 30 or so years ago. Sub-contracting, joint ventures, and world-scale marketing brought them to the 1st World. In late 1880s the Japanese people suffered their feudal economy. State-business synergies made them second richest mass worldwide since the 1960s. China has raised 400 million citizens to the middle classes within just 20 years, courtesy of joint ventures with Overseas Chinese and Western corporations.

These historical lessons yield us a potentially effective strategy: All our anti-poverty cyber army’s got to do is to analyze and adapt history’s wealth-building tactics!

But how exactly as our cyber army officer will you amass wealth? As in any war, you will need tons of patience. You have to read all posts in this blog, a little at a time. You have to discuss each post with all your friends, cyber (thru e-mail) or 'solid,' including your friends abroad. You have to post your ideas herein to help form our cyber army's anti-poverty strategies and tactics.
You have to help stir up 3rd World masses to pressure their governments into passing a Loans for Mass Entrepreneurship law (described here). You have to join campaigns to stir up 1st World masses to persuade their legislators to pass an Expand World Markets law (also described here).
These laws will ultimately and perpetually channel trillions of dollars in 20-year soft loans to thousand-employee investment unions in the 3rd World, where 90% of the poor live. The loans will capitalize and provide equipment on 10-year installment terms to world-scale joint venture companies in the 3rd World. You should qualify for such entrepreneurship loans, thereby becoming an investor of a world-class corporation where you may also work as employee or manager.
Additionally, if you're a 3rd World employee, state loans every 2-3 years will enable you to accumulate a huge fortune in corporate stock shares as your investment union builds a corporate group. You will become wealthy while helping create high-paying jobs for millions of poor, a model for generations of humanity to follow.
As employee-consumers, the redeemed masses will become massive markets for all companies, including your corporate group. World-scale recessions which are mainly caused by lack of markets will be tamed. All newly-employed will qualify for entrepreneurship loans and join the battles that will gradually raise all five billion of the world's poor to the middle classes.
You will hence fight a good fight, all the while fulfilling the Creator's design for you: heaven on earth and thereafter thru a fulfilled spirit created by habit of helping people in need. Our anti-poverty war will bring you rewards galore: lasting multi-racial friendships, great adventures, shared joys, immense wealth, the thanks of millions, and a character at peace.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fighting Poverty Fulfills the Spirit!

Why should we begin to redeem the world’s poor? Simple. Helping people in need makes us happy. We all know this by experience. Ergo, if we make a habit of helping others, for life, we become permanently happy and at peace, which means our heaven on earth. A permanently happy and fulfilled character cannot change upon death, which means our heaven in the afterlife.

Why do we have this ‘happiness instinct’? Only a Supreme Being or the Unity or everybody’s conception of God can have the power to gift us with ability to be happy. Our happiness instinct can only be divine design. And since such power is good, the Supreme Being must be good.
He will not punish humans because of whim, or to show his power, and then his mercy to those who beg for it. He will not bring death and destruction to entire peoples to favor his faithful. Nor will he bring sickness and poverty to the sinful. A jealous and praise-hungry God who rewards favorites and punishes unbelievers can only be the product of ancient theories affirmed thru centuries of repetition.

There is no logic in such theories, and God is a God of logic. The proof is his entire creation, which follow immutable and unemotional laws of cause and effect. Thus if five billion out of six billion humans suffer varying degrees of poverty, destitution and misery, they are not being punished for their sins, or being tested, or being forced to beg for God’s mercy.

Billions of humans rich and poor believe in thousands of versions of God or gods. Millions don’t even believe in God, and more millions ignore religions on account of their endless conflicts and illogical mysteries. How can a logical and inherently good God punish millions just because they are confused as to what’s the ‘true faith’ out of thousands?

If we follow universal logic (which is closer to divine logic than most religious tenets), we can only conclude that humans are largely to blame for their miseries. God gave humans all the tools to become happy on earth. He endowed humans with intelligence, creativity, logic, and the power to become happy. He gave humans distinct capabilities. Some are good at numbers, others at words, others at concepts, or invention, or routine work, art or music. Specialty skills force humans to work together towards shared goals – economic, political, religious, etc. As everyone knows, working together is a source of joy to participants.

Yet such divine design is for humanity, not just for families, clans, tribes, businesses, corporations, governments, nations or races. And divine design is for mutual help, not exploitation of others for self or group. Human misery is a consequence of divine design ignored or yet unfulfilled.

Our power to be happy tells us that we are not on earth to suffer as a ‘test’ of our loyalty to God. Nor do we suffer as a consequence of sin in the traditional sense. Sin is defined differently in various cultures, and ‘divine test’ is totally absent in most. Such concepts not being universal makes them suspect in point of whether they were truly revealed by God thru ‘holy men.’

‘Sin’ that all races commit is simply people’s inability to care for each other. This ‘universal sin’ is the cause of so much earthly misery. Humans punish themselves in this way. It is their uncaring acts, not God, that punish them. Karma is automatic.

God gave humans the power to be happy thru mutual caring. Experience tells us that such gift cannot be forced as ‘divine law.’ People of the most advanced civilizations and the remotest of tribes all feel joy at performance of a good act. It’s everybody's instinct, our divine gift.

Unfortunately most people have failed to apply an obvious logic: if one wants to be permanently happy, he has to keep performing good acts for life. Creating systems and institutions for the purpose helps perpetuate the good acts. Exercising the habit with good friends facilitates mutual help and multiplies the joys.

Universal logic as God-given instinct plus all humans’ experiences of what makes them truly happy points out the obvious: we are on earth to be happy as selves and as humanity. For peace and happiness to reign on earth, all individuals, families, clans, tribes, nations and peoples must help each other. For centuries earth has been a ‘valley of tears’ because humans have not listened to their ethic instinct and instead tried to use each other for the benefit of self.

Our tragedy is that most humans fail to realize or apply the logic: helping people in need as a lifetime habit creates permanent peace within. Reason: a helping habit causes perpetual performance of good acts that create joys in both helper and helped. The recipient of the good act instinctively tries to reciprocate the favor. Chains of reciprocal favors among all humans should spread out happiness upon the earth. True divine design thereby becomes obvious: heaven is here and now, as well as in the hereafter, but only if we create it within ourselves.

A lifetime habit of good acts builds permanent peace within. Such permanently fulfilled character cannot change upon death. A continuing heaven thereby becomes the practitioner’s legacy in the afterlife.

Our anti-poverty cyber war gives us a chance to create permanent peace and fulfillment within. It's our way towards heaven on earth and thereafter. The joys get enhanced, for great multi-racial friendships develop, warriors receive profit dividends, and vacations in tropical paradises with good friends at low cost can become frequent. This is the only war where everyone enjoys fighting ‘until death.’ You and your cyber friends just have to wade into the thick of the fight. Let the action begin!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Business-oriented Anti-poverty War Can End Recessions!

The best way out of world economic crises is for 1st World companies to create huge markets in the 3rd World. Indeed business joint ventures between large employee groups in the 3rd World and 1st World corporations on perpetual basis can be a very effective way of dealing with economic crises.

When masses of people co-own companies, wealth gaps gradually close because of dividend flows to the masses. Mass co-ownership of companies also means a fortune in stock shares held by ordinary people, shares that usually rise in value over the long run.

Entrepreneurial loans from world governments and investment companies will facilitate formation of joint ventures between large employee groups in the 3rd World and 1st World corporations. Since both partners are knowledgeable in business, success rates shoot up.

As the multi-racial partnerships become standard in the 3rd World, trillions of dollars in yearly investment flows from rich to poor peoples. Billions of 3rd World poor get employed in jobs that afford innovation-oriented education.

High salaries, entrepreneurial loans and dividend flows among 3rd World peoples mean world class purchasing power in the hands of five billion former poor. All the world’s companies thereby acquire huge international markets. Very early on, the current economic recession will end. Future recessions will become mild bumps on the road to remind businesses to shape up or shift to more profitable product and service lines.

Business downswings will not be as grave when every corporate market is world-scale. Corporate business success worldwide translates to prosperity for millions of supplier companies, micro-scale business endeavors, and general publics. Multiple product and service lines per business become the rule when millions of minds of former poor endlessly create new products and services to replace tired corporate offerings.

Every product and service line will by nature undergo business cycles as usual, but rarely all lines at the same time. The constant confluence of several business lines on the upswing will create continuing prosperity for the company. If all world companies work in this manner, the specter of world-scale recessions will never again haunt humanity.

Monday, November 17, 2008

When Masses Help Each Other, Poverty Ends

How do we motivate multi-racial cyber warriors (bloggers worldwide) to form e-platoons, battalions, regiments, and armies that unite to form a world-spanning anti-poverty fighting force? As described in this blog’s previous posts, we use business tools (powered by the profit motive) and ‘happiness creation’ as our uniting strategy. 3rd World mass entrepreneurship becomes our principal weapon.

Poverty is the absence of wealth (obviously). Wealth comes mainly from business enterprises. Ergo, if one billion of the world’s employees and managers (who are all business skills) perpetually created new companies in the 3rd World (where 90% of the poor reside), all the poor will eventually get employed in good-paying jobs.

If these world masses used their voting potential to recruit their governments into the anti-poverty war, state loans in trillions of dollars equivalent will flow into the endeavors on perpetual basis. The flow of entrepreneurship loans, high salaries, dividends, and rises in value of stock shares among 3rd World masses will create huge markets for the joint ventures and all other businesses. World corporate prosperity and habit of mass entrepreneurship shifts redemption of the poor into overdrive.

Most 3rd World poor are Elementary level. Given good jobs, they should afford innovation-oriented education, which leads to promotion, mass entrepreneurship, licensing or franchising fees out of inventions, dividends, and rises in stock shares’ values, all combined leading to permanent middle class incomes.

Concurrently, our anti-poverty warriors (large entrepreneurial groups in the 3rd World and their cyber capitalist allies) will be rewarded with good dividend income and rises in the value of their stock shares, on perpetual basis. Endless dividend flows and wealth appreciation among the masses will create a habit of corporate formation within them all. The same motivators will recruit all newly-employed into the redemption army. Redemption of five billion poor thereby proceeds at geometric rates, country by country.

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