The Manifestation of Real Crisis and Its Deadly Effects To All
NOTE: After being in the Philippines for one week, I am struck with the many contrasts - from poverty-stricken families with small children - whereby both parents and children are hustling in the daily traffic, offering local food, water, other drinks and trinkets for sale.
In one week, I have travelled to exotic islands, visited magnificent temples, seen luxurious tourist hotels, walked through malls and growing business centres comparable to those in Canada and the United States and walked through poverty-stricken areas that stir up emotions of empathy, pain and anger - because I fully understand that it is the evil and immoral aspects of usury that is directly and/or indirectly causing the people to experience, poverty, scarcity, lack and fear about where and how they will get their next meal.
I have learned that about half of the Philippines’ 92 million people live in rural areas and that poverty is most severe and most widespread in these areas - although, I have witnessed extreme poverty that breaks my heart in the urban area of Cebu City also. It does raise my spirits to see the impoverished children smiling and giggling in spite of their plight and adults who can still smile and extend a happy greeting.
The research indicates that unfortunately, poverty in the Philippines has been increasing since the beginning of this 21st Century. Now in 2012, approximately 26.5 per cent of the total population currently live below the poverty line in the Philippines - that's about 23 million people. Compare that to Canada's population of approximately 34 million and we in Canada can be grateful that our percentage of poverty-stricken people is much less.
I have selected 5 video clips to demonstrate the natural beauty of paradise that contrasts with the poverty that stirs my emotions.
Awesome Philippines - The Man Photography
Living A Dream In A Philippines Farm
This article offers a good backgrounder about 'Poverty In The Philippines.'
By Eric V. Encina
The present manifestation of real crisis and its deadly effects is also challenging us to intensify, renew and change the system and to those people who run for it. The system is the prime and the major culprit. There is no any valid to continue keeping it.
THESE ARE THE RESULTS OF DEBT MONEY SYSTEM AND COMPOUNDED USURY IN THE PHILIPPINES - the brutal truths of the saddest reality (of course, also all over the world to most nations on earth under the curse of perpetual debt.)
1. The inevitable and almost total restriction of money.
2. The actual lack or in many cases absence of money.
26. The transgression of God laws and commandments, and hatred of peoples towards each other
28. The behavioral changes of peoples either criminal or suicidal.
29. The increase of immoral manners or peoples destroying moral life and becoming disastrous to humanity.
30. The lack or loss of interest to live and the loss of meaning of life.
The noble ideas inspired by God's laws are gone. What is the future?
Over the past 20 years of campaigns for life, family, justice, and reforms in the Philippines, I am exasperated physically and emotionally speaking. The reforms and campaigns and proposals are unheeded by the authorities both in the Government and in the Church.
Reform of the financial system remains impossible so long as the IMF and WB dictate of the bitterest pills of further taxes, devaluation of Philippine peso, further borrowings at interest (usury) to foreign and international bankers, privatizations and selling of national assets and all other global policies such as population control programs inimical for the interest of the poor, for life, family and justice and above to insult God's creation and commandments.
Financial pressures, being designed, are enforced to the point of killing off the poor populations including the innocent unborn, without any mercy. We are being sentenced by usurious financiers to perpetual poverty and money problems in deep degradation, exploiting the poorest of the poor to enrich the bankers, the politicians, the powerful few, the tycoons, driving entirely the poor deeper into savage penury, in the dark underworlds and no one seem to reach out the despised and the poor. Indeed we are now in the abomination of desolation foretold in the Apocalypse.
The evil debt money system has been increased by rapacious usury in the Philippines and that is killing many people.Our money system is an imported system that has been adopted and forced upon us and the results are devastating whereby the populations are raped and ravaged by endless crises - that resemble the works of the Anti-Christ.
That is why I am looking for God-based solutions and a means to be found for our survival, for life-soul-saving supports while in this great valley of tears.
There was 'Life Without Usury' and there can be 'Life Without Usury' again.
This quote is significant: ‘Reform comes from below. No man with four aces asks for a new deal.’ – Anonymous (Ireland)
What this means is that 'monetary reform' is not likely to trickle down from the top of the economic pyramid. Therefore, change must begin at the fringe of the economic pyramid - that's from we-the-people - otherwise known as 'the debtors.'
I can envision the power and potential of launching (a) micro-loans (with a service fee instead of interest or usury) and (b) usuryfree time currency projects here in Cebu City for starters. I can think of two groups that could potentially take leadership roles in fostering and promoting the usuryfree time currency movement as the optimal poverty solution:
(2) It is my observation that foreign investors and young entrepreneurs are being attracted to set up budding business opportunities in Cebu City. I have had the opportunity to meet some of the youthful entrepreneurs who are choosing to launch their businesses (online and/or local) in Cebu City. I am impressed with their business acumen, their integrity and their desire to be fair and appreciative to the local staff whom they hire as employees.
I invite these foreign investors and young entrepreneurs to familiarize themselves with two innovative concepts - with the intention of taking a leadership role to help usher in a new age of usuryfree living where everyone will experience peace, prosperity and abundance.
(a) micro-loans which could be offered to local Cebu City entrepreneurs whereby a 'service charge' could be levied instead of exacting interest (usury) on the loan - this would help break the cycle of poverty.
(b) the usuryfree time currency movement whereby local databases could be created and usuryfree time currencies launched to promote local trading/bartering of products and services.
Since the staff employed by these successful, upstart companies here in the Philippines are commonly young people from local families, they are well positioned to help build the local databases of small to medium-sized businesses that are needed to effectively launch a community network of participating traders.
When these local enterpreneurs learn how to barter and trade using a combination of usuryfree time currency and pesos they will find out they can save some pesos that would commonly be used for products and/or services required for their personal, family and business needs. The next step is to teach them to use more of their pesos to pay off any debts - for it is the interest (usury) function on debt that makes it grow exponentially. These are the simple steps that lead to the reality of usuryfree living.
There are an abundance of print and video resources online that are freely available for anyone who is motivated to action - to help usher in the forthcoming age of usuryfree living. I recommend 'friending' Wayne Walton . Wayne has recently assumed a leadership role to launch a usuryfree time currency in Summit County, Colorado. This is his latest video about the launch of Mountain Hours. http://vimeo.com/39765070 and Wayne is a regular contributor at Architects and Engineers For Monetary Truth: Abolish Usury
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