Posted 7 months ago on Jan. 4, 2017, 6:54 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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"... And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your meat: And to all beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done." [Genesis 1:26]
When Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden, the human race, nature and the economy were in perfect balance. All that was consumed was recycled and so life continued without dissipation or degradation of God's natural system. No one lived but by the fruits they hunted or gathered with their own wit and work. No one worked for another, which we rationalize facilely though it implies the sloth of employers. We have no respect for the lazy ... unless they're rich or demonstrate their royal credentials. Apparently not all are created equal. Just ask your local prince or princess.
In the Garden, no produce of the population was squandered by financialization, trade, advertising or debt service. Any matter that nature produced in excess of what Eve and her man wanted or needed was automatically recycled and returned to the earth where it produces more and better products. (Our masters claim that efficiency for investment but I don't believe them.) Then the first couple ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Is it the knowledge of evil to have learned to have others work for one or to do work for the profit of another?
"And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken." [Genesis 3:23]
Chapter 3 of Genesis concludes with the eviction from the Garden and guarding against any return. What exactly is it about the "knowledge of good and evil" that makes return to the simpler and naturally more egalitarian hunter gatherer economy impossible for Abraham's ancestors and progeny? It says in the bible that women are constrained to submit to men for having first eaten that fruit. Are we all constrained to work for ruling elites because we're forced into debt bondage as punishment for "original sin?" Or was the sin really abandoning the ancient way of life and teaching ourselves to exploit the work of others. Have we chosen banishment from paradise of our own free [but unenlightened] will? Is the gate really guarded by a Cherubim with a flaming sword or are have we simply evicted ourselves by inventing foolish beliefs and a self destructive culture?
No, of course we can't all be hunter gatherers. But we can do a lot better than the failed and dead end market, dominated by banksters and billionaires, that threatens our existence today.