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I have worked in the IT industry for 30 years. I'm currently working as developer but had the opportunity in the past to manage a small IT software development group in a critical health care application. As such I have become familiar with systems thinking methodologies and all its necessary prerequisites such as critical thinking, failure modes and effects analysis, strategic planning, and a myriad of other practices which are primarily, when you boil it all down, methods aimed at getting to the truth in a non- threatening and non intimidating way.
During my career I became more and more intrigued by the way even no profit business would cut off it nose to spite its face. Instead of investing in the very things that would improve every aspect of business including, especially the financials, they cut them. The tools, training, and people were the first things that would get cut. Root cause analysis is also a fundamental practice within quality organizations using systems thinking and other modern but not new tools to improve. In a mission critical IT application these things are imperative. Luckily Our IT department had the opportunity to learn and use many of these tools to ensure the safety of our ultimate's consumer. Over time I used root cause analysis on this very problem and easily came to the conclusion most people already understood well. It's the money. I've come to understand it is always the money. No matter what problem we face we can ALWAYS trace it back to the money. Who didn't know that right? But I asked one more question to myself. If money is always the problems why aren't we looking at the system of money itself? Surely they can fully understand it IS the problem and needs to be reviewed and improved, revised or replaced altogether with something that honestly values the values of our culture of truth, justice, freedom and equality. From a strategic view which is the tool used to implement policy to put life into our values and vision you learn these systems we use whether in business or government or politics must ALIGN with these values. Strategic planning is an excellent tool for implementing our values if done sincerely, without preconceived notions or a preplanned agenda.
These experiences and the knowledge started about a 15 year journey for me to discover all I could about the monetary system and has been a remarkable journey which has shown me just how far we have strayed from our founding values if we ever embraced them in the first place. I have discovered that the monetary and banking systems are in fact very destructive and I am still flatly amazed at how misunderstood they are and the willingness of the masses to simply accept it and the unwillingness of the powers to be to even discuss it let alone change it. It does make sense however, when you fully understand that money is the most powerful arbiter of justice in the world and those who administer the creation of money through debt are THE most powerful people in the world. The current world wide westernized monetary system has been with us for all practical purposes for 500 or so years. This system is the sole reason progress is slower that it needs be or should be. Money permeates every aspect of our lives. Our government was formed on the fundamental idea that government was to protect our rights and service us and that no institution would be held higher than humanity. Money is a system. Money is rightfully a public system which should be owned by the owners of the democracy it serves. That system needs to serve people. Instead currently we the people serve it. This has never been clearer than in the last few years as we saw the collusion between government and banking at citizen's expense and the current narrow minded policies of the current congress, and several state governors. Richard Clark who writes often here has done us all a service by keeping us up to date on the ills of this institutionalized corruption.
(8 comments) Sunday, May 20, 2012 No Freedom Without Justice
What really determines the direction of the nation? What controls the progress a nation makes toward that more perfect union? What brings a sense of fairness and justice to all people simultaneously? What divides us most fiercely? What is the blocking mechanism for funding even approved legislation? What allows for the biggest and most influence on government policy
(11 comments) Thursday, December 15, 2011 Mega Corporations and Banks ARE the Government
There are no more Civil Governments. They've been replaced by Mega Corporate Government. What we should have if we could focus on the right thing - the right change.
(8 comments) Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Mr. President - Time To Pick A Side
It's time for politicians to take meaningful action. The President needs to know that Americans have opened their eyes. Polls don't matter. Politics don't matter. He needs to accept that we know the games and we are done with them. He has the loudest voice n Washington besides money and we need his support and action on this first core issue.
(3 comments) Friday, October 21, 2011 Urgency, Wicked Problems, Common Causes, Clear Solutions
We have what is referred to in systems terms as a wicked problem or problems facing us. Often we find there is a common cause to many problems occurring simultaneously. This is one of those times. The complexity introduced into our wicked combination of problems is better understood when we clearly see the cause. We need not wait a decade to get out of this mess. There is an elegant comprehensive solution.
(5 comments) Sunday, October 16, 2011 OWS Movement's Demand is Clear; Real Change
The OWS Movement is demonstrating what America is. There are no pigeon holes for these folks. They mock the pundits and MSM rightfully for trying to dictate who they are - what they should do. Real Change is the demand.
(4 comments) Saturday, September 24, 2011 Solutions: Do Our Leaders Understand Money - Petty Bickering over Details says - NO
We are in serious trouble. Our future depends on our ability to address the right things instead of toying around with the fringes. The last major game changing - life changing events for the benefits of freedom were Social Security and Medicare. Now we need to finish the job and focus on the root cause of all the problems.
(2 comments) Thursday, September 1, 2011 Super Democracy and Supreme Imperatives
We All Know the Problems - Now Where do We Focus Our Attention? Is there an underlying connection to all our problems? Yes - it's a dysfucntional economic/ monetary system. What do we do about it? In the final analysis money is a public system. In America we make public systems work for ALL people not just the ruling elite who run those systems.