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In the early seventies I thought that war was politics and that politics was not for me because it was for men...

Since then I have not only analysed the causes for war and lack of peace but also the dynamics between individuals and organisations and between money and currencies.

In this process I have discovered that the psychology of money is as personal as the psychology of sex. And just as the sexual revolution is sweeping the world, I sincerely hope that a financial revolution will reach more and more people.

Here are the significant influences that formed my thinking. In 1996 Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy www.margritkennedy.com gave me five small books by a Japanese author who had written about

  • democracy
  • land
  • money
  • capitalism
  • marxism.

That's when I realised that we may have 'political democracy' but it is only meekly representative and certainly not as participatory as it could be (as practised in Porto Alegre in Brazil) and maybe should be, if humanity were to show some evidence of maturity and wisdom rather than a display of hunger for power and greed for money.

What we need and what other thinkers have written about is 'economic democracy'. But that's not possible with Western Economics. However, Islamic banking and financing would make that possible!

But what's the point thinking clever thoughts if what is happening is determined by those who create money so that they can employ people to do what they want them to do?

The job to do is to allow people to find out about the creation of money and to do it for themselves.

Hence I continue to hope for an attainable utopia: that 50% of all financial transactions are carried out in 'community currencies' rather than in 'national currencies'.

Politics = Legalising the Money Creation Process + Sanctioning the Employment of People + Organising the Institutions to Keep Public Confidence