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We Can't Measure Everything in Dollars

November 29, 2018


What we can't measure 
in dollars 
defines us as human 

By Henry Makow PhD

I asked a wealthy friend why he doesn't retire and enjoy life. He said money was "a way of keeping score."  

He is typical of many people who fear starving someday although they are never hungry. 

How many of us evaluate our day in terms of how much money we made or lost?

Most of humanity is held in money's thrall. The central bankers are the puppeteers; we are their puppets.  We are
enchained by our material desires. 

The problem is psychological. Enough is always a little more than one has. 

I am not talking about people who live paycheck to paycheck.  They can be forgiven for fretting. I am talking about people who have ample income and savings yet are identified with their money. The more they have, the better they feel.

What does money look like? It's a virtual reality, a measure of value based on demand. It can transform into cash, stocks or bonds or any commodity or service in a second but mostly it resides as digits in a ledger kept by the bankers. People spend their lives moving these digits up and down although the amount usually has little bearing on their lives.
When we think about money, our thoughts are like prison bars. We enslave ourselves. We debase ourselves and obey its commands. 
This is the nature of thought in general. We create our own misery by our thoughts and what we devote our attention to. We need to censor our thoughts.  We need to renounce the world, live within our means and not think about money. 


Money can't buy time. 
Money can't buy health.
or love
or a feeling of well being
or self-worth
or the satisfaction of a job well done
or genuine friendship
or peace of mind
or self-discipline
or justice, peace and order
or the respect of others

Human life is a cosmic battle between Good and Evil. God and Satan are battling for the soul of mankind all of the time one individual at a time.  Naughty children, we must grow up fast and realize that the choice between God and Mammon is very Real, the ultimate Reality, the Ultimate Choice. 

Humanity has been taken over by Satanists who use central banking to degrade humanity.  They control the media and education and have succeeded in banishing the word God from public discourse. They work non-stop to sicken, pervert, corrupt, dumb-down and destroy us. But if we resist, they stigmatize us as "bigots" "racists" "sexists," "extremists" and "fascists." 

The world has been taken under by a satanic cult, Cabalist Judaism (Freemasonry.) We are satanically possessed. 
We need a religious revival. We don't have a choice. 

If we don't choose God. Satan wins. Satan means unspeakable and unlimited suffering, perversion and destruction. 

Choosing God means renouncing love of money and loving God instead. Can we love God with the lust we have for sex? Can we be greedy for God? 

How do we love God? By realizing He resides within and serving Him, representing the Best that is within us.

Life is depressing when we stop struggling to be better. 

Every morning, we must ask, Who do I love? 

And every evening render to Him an account of our day.

 We become what we love. Who do you love?

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Comments for "We Can't Measure Everything in Dollars "

George said (November 30, 2018):

Wonderful essay by you on money. Incidentally, you should read the essay on this topic by the young Karl Marx. In his youth, he had some very humane thoughts. Even in his mature years, he had some good thoughts in his masterwork, Das Kapital. As William Pfaff said, Marx' critique of capitalism was sound. It was his proposed solution that was a mistake. Capitalism is by no means the same thing as free enterprise. If it means rule by capital, you have consistently been correct in equating the total economic control of communism with the same form of control involved in state capitalism, a fact very well known to the control freaks who can switch back and forth between the two labels effortlessly.

Shirley said (November 29, 2018):

Sadly, we live in a pay to live matrix. Having money gives one options. More money, more options. Minds are manipulated to equate material possessions with happiness. I just want a simple place to live and not work so much at 66 years old. But I have to pay to live. There is no free place to be. This is a sick reality and I am so tired of it.

David S said (November 29, 2018):

the Beatles song: Can’t buy me love comes to mind immediately:

Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love

I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright
I'll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright
Cos I don't care too much for money, and money can't buy me love

I'll give you all I got to give if you say you'll love me too
I may not have a lot to give but what I got I'll give to you
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love, no no no, no

Say you don't need no diamond ring and I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

BUT, or AND,.. I haven’t YET learned how to live without it. Well, I take that back. I have lived in a community for over a year, where I didn’t have to worry about money, but the founder/s had to worry about it. I believe it’s a balance that we all have to seek.

I do think the problem is psychological, in what you wrote: Enough is a little more than what one has. BUT, I also believe that it is CYCLE LOGICAL in that for thousands of years before money was even invented we lived here on this planet earth without (think not dependent) money and seemed to have survived (Obviously)…And now we are, at least in my case, mostly totally dependent on money for our food, clothing and shelter. The question for me and for your readers, is how long will this money/digital currency world last? It has to change. EVERYTHING does.

For a good understanding of this LOGICAL CYCLE one must delve into the history of money. A book that I used to start that research was the SCIENCE OF MONEY by Steven Zarlenga….and then The WEB OF DEBT by Ellen Brown.

I think Jesus Said something like, “See the birds of the air, Do they worry? It took a while but after some trust in thee knowledge “that EVERYTHING will be ok”, it is. I enjoy the money the money I have and I am glad for it…but If I didn’t have money, I know I’d be happy too!

Thomas A said (November 29, 2018):

An uncle of mine said more than once, “Money may not be able to buy friendship, but it can by a lot of company.”

As for the love of money, I do not know anyone who really loves money except misers. Most people who lust after money are not really lusting for the money itself. They really lust for what they believe that they can exchange that money for, such as, security, stuff, status, power, peace of mind, etc.

Wave said (November 29, 2018):

'When we think about money, our thoughts are like prison bars. We enslave ourselves. We lower ourselves to obey its commands. This is the nature of thought in general.'

Combine this chillingly simple observation with that of Niall Ferguson (Rothschild's biographer) concerning money as a technology and there you have it: money is the ultimate technology of control. And the ultimate litmus test of a person. For my part I have to confess to (1) sometimes blushing/feeling embarrassed at a friend's mentioning of money problems - as though money were sacred (2) being especially affable/charismatic in the presence of wealthy individuals, i.e. a money whore (3) making quips about how much a person is 'worth', like a banker's little bitch.

That out of the way, I'd like to reiterate the fact broached by JG that money [sic] is now mostly generated (by technological systems) rather than earned. People need to act on the fact that money, fiat, bank credit (whatever) is backed ENTIRELY by the social infrastructure itself (see Georg Simmel, The Philosophy of Money). The monetary system, it turns out, is owned by taxpayers. At this point a UBI is no more a 'handout' than the internet or water supply. The financial magicians for their part need to realize that 'the help' is only going to get harder and harder to find, even with all the money in the world (see George Soros).

JG said (November 29, 2018):

I use to caddy as a kid at a private country club. I use to have respect for the rich back then because they were educated, had good manners, and were a pleasure to talk to. They were responsible rich people who served the public and gave Americans a living with employment at a livable wage.

Today the new rich class in America is some of the saddest and pathetic group of people you'll ever want to know or be around. Most of them didn't earn their fortune because the majority of their wealth was inherited. And, a lot of the ones that did, got it not through hard work but through pathetic schemes at the expense of the public who believed in them.
Their hearts and souls are in their possessions and not in humanity at all. They believe that their money will protect them from all pain and suffering and is the key to all happiness. When they finally realize that this is not true they become even more hardened and more greedy. Yes, they have their mansions, fancy cars, and fat bank accounts but they've also been had. It all came at too big a price. Their money has deceived them.

The most giving people in this world are often the people who have the least to give. I've known people like this. They just keep giving and giving. Their reward is eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven that money can't buy.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at