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The Love of Intrinsic Egalitarianism vs. the Fear of Capitalism – Second Foundational Principle

 (The following is excerpted from Dr. Husfelt’s forthcoming book The Greatest Lie Ever Told - a Manifesto for a Religious Revolution and a New Consciousness)   

The second foundational principle at odds with each other is the inner power of intrinsic egalitarianism vs. the outer power of capitalism. It may also be termed natural law/ human-made laws vs. solely human-made laws or love (unity) vs. fear (separation). Capitalism, with fear and ego as motivating factors, is purely based on first chakra issues of security, basic needs and basic human survival with the illusion that more is better than less.

I’ve heard of people with hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings and investments who live in run-down trailers. This would not qualify as the ego being the motivating factor in accumulating money but fear; the worry and dread that there will never be enough for their security and survival.

There is a simple formula to explain one of the reasons for this worry and concern. Less equality in a culture equals more survival-based fear. In France there are more social safety nets than America, which lends itself to the French working less (oh my god, no two jobs or sixty hour weeks) and enjoying family and life more. The French are known for Amour. But this is not totally about sexual love but more about the love of family and life. The French are still capitalists but with their love of family and life, they are already, to an extent that is ever increasing, intrinsic egalitarians at heart.[i]

Then there is the issue of inner vs. outer power. Intrinsic egalitarianism deems that first and foremost our power is internal not external as capitalism wants us to believe. Each of us has the power within us to make choices in life. Whereas the capitalistic paradigm deems that our choices are limited; if you want to survive and be a success. Having the power to choose equals happiness. We have control over our life.

Many depressed people feel that they have no control. This is directly a by-product of capitalism’s principles of external power. It is almost as if the majority of workers are slaves—wage slaves to the aristocrats of industry and government. At one time that was an issue (slavery) set before our new country and its democracy. It was supposed to have been settled by the Civil War. But as we all know there still is not equality within America. But I propose that slavery still exists—workers as wage-slaves. And many are without health insurance and now with the manipulation of government bailing out the banks, unemployed ex- wage-slaves or underemployed wage-slaves.

Where is the equality; where is True Democracy?

[i] “Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new BBC poll has found widespread dissatisfaction with free-market capitalism. In the global poll for the BBC World Service, only 11% of those questioned across 27 countries said that it was working well. Most thought regulation and reform of the capitalist system were necessary. More than 29,000 people in 27 countries were questioned. In only two countries, the United States and Pakistan, did more than one in five people feel that capitalism works well as it stands. Almost a quarter - 23% of those who responded - feel it is fatally flawed. That is the view of 43% in France... And there is very strong support around the world for governments to distribute wealth more evenly. That is backed by majorities in 22 of the 27 countries.”