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The Net of Capitalism...

From: "Will Chaucey" To: Subject: The Net of Capitalism... Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:57:46 Baba "Jeo na' ogo prabhu, anek katha' a'che ba'kii..." -P.S. #683 Purport: Baba, oh Prabhu please do not go away. Please remain with me-- I have many a tale to tell You. Please come to my home. Please understand this unique opportunity: I am all alone in the house. Nobody is here, so please come. Baba, in pleasure and pain, during both negative and positive situations, all the time I am calling You. And always I am remembering Your name. During all the 24 hours, whatever I do, my hands are always busy in work but my mind is at Your lotus feet. I remember You; it is Your grace. Even if I risk losing everything I want You to my heart's content. Baba, You understand my entire situation but You never console me. I am surrounded by the darkness these days. I do not have any happiness. Baba I do not want anything from You, only this much I want: That You please come close and sit beside me. The doors & windows of my mind are always open in longing for You, waiting for Your arrival. Baba my Lord, please do not go away leaving me deserted. Always remain in my heart...
Namaskar, Today, we are seeing the pillars of capitalism crumble. It now seems "so obvious" and "clear" to the common people. Even then most still suffer from the ways and strategies outlined below. And few can conceive that something else can work other than capitalism. Here is one angle of how capitalism got where it is today.
Every Ananda Margii knows that Baba has given the teachings of the social cycle and that now in this present era we have reached the height of vaeshyan exploitation. The effects of this heinous era are rampant and can be seen everywhere. From crude commercial billboards to the buying and selling of water, air, and more, the extreme capitalist presence is quite palpable. It is such that tomorrow we may even awaken to find that one company is selling gravity itself. The whole point being that the rapacious capitalist exploiters are on the prowl. And to achieve their greedy ends they inject numerous types of complexes in order to scrape their employees to the bone and make more money for themselves.
In straightforward language it can be said the main goal of capitalists is to suck more and more blood from the common mass. I.e. to make money off of the efforts of others. In this regard, their greed and devouring approach knows no bounds and their main strategy is to create a group of employees and manipulate them into working night and day and then keep all the profits for themselves. Because the employees themselves get basically nothing for their all their sweat and blood. Instead all the cream goes to those top company executives-- i.e. those blood sucking capitalists.
In contrast in our God-centered Prout system, there is no single key person who is the owner. Rather the employees themselves are owners. So however hard they work and to whatever degree they are successful in their endeavours, then accordingly they themselves reap the benefits of their hard earned efforts. Certainly they in turn must not exploit others and must abide by other Proutistic principles. But the basic idea is that the "employees", or, more precisely, the members of the co-op, get the direct benefit of their own output. This is part and parcel of Prout's cooperative system.
But in the present day company system the employees do not get anything. Instead the owners plot & invent negative ways how to give them as little as possible and at the same time get the maximum in return. Behind their corny smiles and back-patting ways, this is the negative mentality of those capitalist owners. And they achieve their ends by imposing one manipulative outlook upon their employees. Because even though big buck capitalists are wreaking havoc in the lives of their employees they have simultaneously convinced, nay brainwashed, their laborers to feel obligated and indeed committed to the company. This is their cunning way of brainwashing "their people"-- their employees. They reach the conclusion that without completely brainwashing their employees then those "hired hands" will not work 100%. So at the height of capitalist exploitation in capitalist nations those owners have fully brainwashed their employees. And employees become completely committed and conjure up the mistaken idea in their mind that they are only surviving because of the good graces of their capitalist employers-- otherwise they'd be drowning in the murky ocean, entirely sucked up from the shores of this earth. And that there is no savior. So they feel fortunate to be in the hands of their employers. This is the way it works in this vaeshyan era. And this is the main qualitative difference between capitalistic and non-capitalistic labor forces. So on the one side those capitalists are breaking the back of their employees by making them work at such a vicious pace that they eat, sleep, and dream about their jobs. And on the other side those employees are feeling completely committed to their blood sucking employers. This is the harsh reality of nearly every employee involved in the capitalist schema. Because in our fast paced western countries and in our so-called developing nations, nearly everyone working a 40 hour work week breathes the company air and sings the song of their capitalist employers. And when they return home at night they can do little more than "zone-out" in front of the TV, eat a few bites of stale food, and count their paltry pennies. All because they have become numb to their own existence-- due to extreme work pressure and stressed out conditions at the hands of their capitalist employers. Yet those employees feel faithful to their employers. In the end with whatever little capacity they have either their mind is goaded toward crude sexual desires by the negative films they watch, or they gossip, talk, and dream about their company with their brainwashed minds. So the whole affair is rather sickly and for all practical purposes the large majority of employees have sold their souls to their bosses.
And perhaps the saddest part is that those innocent employees often do not even recognise what is going on. And if you try to give them some little hint then in knee-jerk reaction, those employees will defend the matter and state that they are being paid adequately or even handsomely by their god-like employer. This is the extreme degree of their blindness. This is the level to which they have been brainwashed. It is like the syndrome of a battered wife who is willing to defend her abusive husband to the end of the earth. This is the way most employees operate-- whether they are willing to admit it or not. And even the majority of those who "complain" about their jobs fall into this same category. Because when really given the opportunity to quit and go elsewhere they shrivel up and become scared to venture away from the clutches of their employer. And in that circumstance those complainers will say that, "Actually it is not so bad". Hence from top to bottom these capitalist exploiters have just about everyone under their control.
The only way out is to truly recognise that those employers are really bloodsuckers and adamantly maintain the approach of not giving any little extra of oneself to those capitalist exploiters. Not to "buy in" to their tricks and maintain cool distance from the corporate picture. Of course for the common masses this is nearly impossible as they are brainwashed to the core. And for we Ananda Margiis even then one has to be extremely careful. Because it is not entirely uncommon for some to even stay home from dharmacakra under the excuse that they are tired and need to rest up for the work week. By that way one can judge how brainwashed anyone is. And like that there are thousands of ways how the negative qualities of the employer-employee relation sneaks into one's own psyche. So we all have to be careful and keep a keen eye on our own situation as well as those margii brothers and sisters around us-- to ensure that we not get sucked into the deep waters of capitalist employer-employee relations. On this point I hope others will write and share their experiences.
May we always remember that due to Baba's grace the day is not far when the ideals of Prout will bring about the formation of one neo-humanistic social order. Baba says, "PROUT is the only panacea. The ideas of PROUT are spreading throughout the world. This new day is yours." (PNS-18) Namaskar, Vinay
*************************************** Like Swallowing Poison
Baba says, "Suppose you rear hens, you feed them rice and of course you love them also. If someone takes one of your hens, you will fall out with him, and even come to blows. But it is that out of selfless love? Love must be untarnished and free from the least bit of selfishness. You feed the hens for your benefit; you are motivated by the thought that one day the hen will lay eggs and you will earn money by selling them. "Nija sukha la'gi ye kare pirite se ja'ni garala kha'ye" -- One who loves others for self-interest, swallows poison." (Tattva Koumudi) Note: Everyone knows that this above teaching from Baba is the idea of 2nd lesson. But whether one follows or not one should ask oneself, and try to perfect it.

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