Why earning a living is economic tyranny

The game.001We’re all wage slaves.

That’s right, even those with incomes above $200k a year. They, like the rest of us, live day-to-day, month-to-month at great risk: their lifestyle would crumble from prolonged loss of that income. We’re seeing that happen right now.

The government can’t save everybody. Which is why government needs to go. Time for a new game instead of the one we’re all playing. For some, the game literally means life and death. George Floyd?

For others, it’s just making ends meet. Average Joe America. For others still, it’s the highlife: investors making a killing in speculations.

But there’s an overarching game shaping all these sub game genres. It’s called “earning a living”. Earning a living is the polite term describing what we all are forced to do in status quo economies.

It’s a game because, like all games, earning a living has nothing to do with being human. It’s something that keeps us busy, entertained or distracted from what’s important: loving, relationships, self-awareness and expression. Self actualization. Thank goodness COVID is here. It’s showing folks what’s really important (hint: It’s not your job.):

In the old days, the game could be won by any of us. Winning means no longer having to earn. Pensions and retirement plans made winning possible. Not so any more. Today, only those with massive fortunes can win. Or have won. For the rest, the game is stacked. Not in our favor.

Why are we still playing?

It doesn’t matter who created the game, where it was created, or for what purpose. What matters is this: why are we still playing it?

The world has changed. We now have technologies that enable us to do pretty much anything we want. Including inventing new social systems. Systems recognizing we no longer need to be forced to earn.

“Earning a living” is no longer a worthwhile human pursuit. That game’s been won. Time to declare the winners winners. Then start a new game. Let’s call the new game “Freedom and Wealth for Everyone.”

Tyranny is defined as:

  • cruel and oppressive government or rule
  • a nation under cruel and oppressive government
  • cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control
    “she resented his rages and his tyranny”
  • (esp. in ancient Greece) rule by one who has absolute power without legal right

In an era where we have enough of everything, requiring people to earn what they already are – living – is cruel and oppressive. Time to end that.

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