I was looking for a piece of paper, about seven inches by six, with blue print on one side only. I had it just three months ago and so I know where it has to be within a yard or two, but do you think I can find it?
No, I never claimed to be the tidiest person in the world, and looking for that bill has not been easy. So far I have lowered the double or triple mound of papers on my table by a foot or so and lugged out twenty-five or thirty pounds of paper for recycling, but I have not found it yet. But what I have found, and it makes me think, is this -
The papers unearthed and examined extend back over the last eleven years so far, and I'm not through to the table by six or nine inches yet. Almost all the junk of paper, and the accumulated frustrating years spent in poring over and dealing with it, have been wasted in chivvying back and forth demands and details and records of financial transactions of one kind or another, and almost all has had to be preserved 'for taxation purposes'. Admittedly, a pound or two of scraps of paper bear notes I had intended to include in previous books, but virtually all the rest deal with bills and their payment. That should make you think, too. Are all our lives to be wasted in looking at inky fictional numbers on bits of paper? Apart from the rest of this magical Universe, just see what such engrossment is intended to prevent you seeing.
"Getting and spending we lay waste our talents". That legend on an admonitory poster was printed in saner days a mere century or so ago when my father was a boy. Probably at that time much more than half the population of the world was still innocent of accursed coin and finance, and virtually all were free of the evils of taxation. Those who were taxed were paying perhaps as much as five percent of their income.
You know what taxes are, I suppose? - No, I bet you don't.
Taxes are what are collected by the 'tax authorties', who nominally work for your government, but in fact generally work for a private organization working under the guise of working for your government. The money accrued, screwed from us in all types of taxes and charges, goes to your 'Central Bank', the 'Federal Reserve' or your 'Bank of this or that country', which similarly are all part of a private and very secretive organization. 'At interest', they LEND this collected tax back to our governments for our infrastructures. There, did you know that previously about taxes? Do you know now? The recent artificial construct of 'Europe' has mainly been cobbled together just over the last thirty years, but already it has long had its 'Central Bank' with its august tradition of edicts and regulations and practices. Of course! To have 'Central Banks' to produce and process the loot are what 'Europe' and all our other 'States' are for! To produce loot for that secretive organization!
That we are all now paying a major part of our income in tax simply shows how these financiers' grip on us all has tightened in just these few years. And now their grip is intended to really bite.
But you know about finance, then? Yes? - No, if you do, then you don't. Because in reality finance does not exist. Oh, sure, bits of paper with inky lies on them and a picture usually of one of your revered forebear-heroes, and bits of metal with fatuous heads posed on one side and a hopefully-ennobling device on the other, but the 'value' they supposedly represent does not exist, and the very allegation of 'value' has never been anything but a deliberate swindle to cheat idiots out of everything they have. That means you, by the way. Clever, eh?
All this is presently organized by one or two individuals who are exempt from taxes, who put the truly massive resulting loot into tax-exempt 'trusts' to wield against the rest of us. Said 'trusts' now contain all the world's 'money' that is not in process of production and circulation, though that is also gathered in as it is produced. Similarly, their tribe have their own 'Joint Charities' into which they pay a trifle or two and receive most of it back and so are virtually tax-exempt, too.
Their friends also use the money in the trusts to buy and sell such 'commodities' as food and fuel back and forth between themselves, taking profit and commission each time as they thus drive the price beyond the reach of most needy mortals who then do what comes naturally when they don't have enough of things essental to life. - Or didn't you know about things like this either? For instance, oil costs from 12 to 20 dollars to pump out of the ground. The rest of the present price? - That's right, cash just being reaped from the planet by these leeches, thus raising the cost of everything else out of reach of the poorest who - intentionally - are then caused to die of starvation, particularly the babies and infants.
No, there is no element of the claimed 'speculation' in this, as if that would pardon the activity anyway. Rather it is the deliberate ratcheting up of the illusory 'price' of oil and therefore of all things requiring transport or energy, to levels beyond the reach of increasingly more of those who are thus impoverished. The money in those trusts is used exactly as a lethal weapon against the rest of us.
We really have do more planting, don't we, of both the innocent trees and those who, in the interest of their forms and finance and all its recording 'for taxation purposes', cause so much devastation of the beneficial arboreal populations of the planet.
Which should be planted vertically and which horizontally? I leave that to your imagination. However, just in case you need inspiration, as a general guide you can talk to the trees as you plant them vertically, but if they answer you back, those are the ones that go in horizontally, and deep.
Now, let's get planting.