Original Article: http://equalitycanbeareality.blogspot.com/2011/04/freedom-control-and-responsibility.html
Money in our current reality is a representation of power through control, and thus freedom through control. To get money – is to have control, power, and freedom. Yet this kind of power, and this kind of freedom is ‘not real’ and can never be. Because if one looks at it from the perspective of all involved and not only from our own personal perspective – where money = personal power = personal control = personal freedom – it can be seen that there is the other side of the equation. The other side of the equation is controlled through money as well – therefore this kind of power/control/freedom requires someone on the other side that is controlled/powerless/enslaved.
It’s quite simplistic as the power represented by money in this world isn’t based on responsibility – but on control over another, as we all are controlled and enslaved within this money system through it’s structure. Thus everyone is dependant on money – therefore from the small to the big, from individual lives to big companies – everyone have to adhere to the rules and regulations of and within the money system. And all power require someone to be powerless, someone’s freedom is in expense of someone else’s enslavement, and someone’s ability to control their financial situation is done through someone else being controlled.
Therefore the current manifestation of freedom, power and control that money represents is and always have to be polarized with the opposite of slavery, powerlessness as it requires beings which life is controlled – through how the money system works, because there is no self-responsibility existent within the current equation of what power and freedom is. Therefore instead of freedom – we have personal freedom in expense of another’s enslavement, and instead of responsibility we have government control.
The government has to act in the same way as the parent does. If the children don’t want to or are unable to take responsibility – the parents take responsibility for the children. Now the same applies to the government – if people are not taking responsibility, control is required instead. Thus the points of responsibility and control are very close to one another – as control is required if responsibility isn’t taken by individuals within a group, as in a society where self-responsibility would be taken by all – the control in itself wouldn’t be required as everyone would simply do what is necessary to be done – not because of being afraid or forced to – but because that is what would be understood by the individual that it is what is best for all and for himself as well. Thus self-responsibility would then imply true power and freedom for all equally standing in responsibility – which wouldn’t require control constantly and continuously being exerted just because ‘children’ want to have their conflicts, and want to spite each other – believing it to be freedom, choice or power that they have in this world (as it currently is).
While the actual freedom and power, where all would be free – is only possible through responsibility instead of control. As today’s money system is one based on control – and for good reasons, as actual responsibility is required for a real expression of freedom where it wouldn’t be polarized and in expense of another’s enslavement. But that self-responsibility would come from the understanding of one’s own position and placement within and as this world, which can become a real expression of and as self – if everyone would actually be supported and not controlled by the money system. Wherein each one would be aware that he is unconditionally supported, and in such an environment one can choose to support others as an expression of self within reality – wherein one can actually live in dignity through dignifying oneself through supporting and allowing all life to be dignified – which is real freedom. As real freedom is when all are free, as well as true enjoyment can only exist when all are allowed to enjoy themselves.