The Fragmentation of Material Wealth and Shaping the World of Tomorrow
This one simple word conveys powerful subconscious images of obsession, vast riches, greed, war, madness, kings, dragons, underground mining, and all manner of deep-rooted human psychological weakness and vileness. But it also represents the greatest of our potential to shape a better world, both within our own person, and without, in that place of human interaction.
Nothing encourages debate like the future value of gold. Some feel the value will go down, while others provide an analysis supporting wild increases and doom for those who don’t hoard the precious metal in their own caves, protected by their own psychological dragon. Each position sounds as logical and possible as the other when filtered through pre-arranged arguments and well-thought out counter-arguments.
The metrics supporting each argument can be used in flexible ways. Economics is like that I suppose. Facts can be generated, trends manipulated, and evidence put forward which can be used as talking points and debate positions. An old President of a company I once worked for told me that a long time ago, and it makes more sense to me now then it did back then.
The pull of the material world, and the facts and trends which mold and shape our thoughts and desires, contribute to some of the strongest forces in this world. A simple number and percentage provide a gravitational pull from which escape is all but impossible.
This process begins the moment we are born with the introduction of shapes, colours, and names. One square becomes six squares, and those six squares, when pre-arranged, are given the name cube. But what if we were never told that the square was a square? Would it than not have well-defined borders? Would it just look like a random misshaped blob of matter which served no real purpose? Does defining shapes, and establishing names, provide matter with the very purpose which it seeks itself?
This order out of chaos approach, or working of the rough hewn stone into a perfected stone, is another pattern which repeats throughout our existence. Extracting the rough gold from the earth and shaping it into perfect bars is the externalization of the need within matter to organize itself.
Within gold, corrupted matter finds the source of its own origins. The material world is made manifest from the light. Gold is light on earth in physical form. As such, gold represents God and the power of creation. The wealth of man, being the accumulation of time and labor in the material world, wants to store his burdens in the forever light of gold. The history of gold, and its importance in the affairs of human interaction, prove this beyond debate.
Man wants to become God by gaining influence over the power of creation. This is sought through material riches, from which gold holds the apex position. It’s value as such, is directly tied to the process of material fragmentation and corruption of human intent.
The power of one word.
Man will kill man for control of the false light in this world. This fool’s gold is valued against the accumulation of man’s time and labour. Through its stacking we hope to uncorrupt and de-fragment, or reverse, the horrible burden which was heaped upon us by God. But there is only one way to de-fragment, uncorrupt, and reverse the ever-tightening construct of the material world.
The value of gold is a direct reflection of the depth of our material corruption. The more we splinter and fragment, the more the value of gold will fragment and replicate. One becomes two. Two becomes four. Four becomes eight. This is fragmentation. This is also monetary inflation. At the end of it all, there is still only the original one. Everything else is a division and representation of this one.
Gold at $1000/oz represents the same quantity and quality as gold at $10,000/oz. We can divide and fragment forever, but the original value of one will forever remain.
Our predisposition to encourage and promote fragmentation and division provide each of us the ability to acquire and horde more fragments. Much like an invading army will conquer a region and distribute the fragmented wealth of those people amongst themselves.
The allegorical and symbolic words attributed to the equally allegorical and symbolic Christ attempted to teach us the process of ascending above the noise and confusion of the material world. This ultimate act of sacrifice and achievement was realized with the completion of the last step in a series of 33 steps.
The futility of the material world is no more found than in the forever balance of wealth in this world. No matter how many times we divide the one, the material which is fragmented and divided amongst the world will still only equal the material found in the original one. The redistribution of those fragments is represented through the economic fundamentals of appreciation and depreciation. These forces are maintained and balanced alongside the forces of inflation and deflation, while other metrics, such as wages increases, work in conjunction to hold all division and fragmentation within the original boundaries of the one.
In simple terms, appreciation represents further fragmentation. Further fragmentation will follow with further hoarding. Further hoarding will cause additional corruption and suffering in this world. We need to move towards the perfection of this world stone. Obsessing on the value of gold is the same old same old. It’s time for something new to come into this world. – JC
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