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David Pinnegar:

In connexion with the experiments that I am looking for a student to assist with, details some extraordinary observations which should be of greater value than the building of £16bn nuclear power stations.

Best wishes

David P


Pope Francis Calls for Ending Tyranny of An Economy Which "Kills"
November 26, 2013 • 9:26PM

In his first major writing as Pope, released today, Pope Francis is unequivocal:

"Just as the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say 'thou shalt not' to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills."

"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?....

In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis calls upon financial experts and political leaders from around the world to bring about a financial reform which defends the common good, and replaces the tyranny of a "survival of the fittest [economy], where the powerful feed upon the powerless," where the ancient golden calf is worshipped, and where human beings are "considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded." He admonishes that "it is the responsibility of the State to safeguard and promote the common good of society."

Wall Street and the City of London will not be pleased, as Pope Francis's spirited message of "No to the new idolatry of money, "No to a financial system which rules rather than serves," available in six languages on the Vatican website, cracks through their media control worldwide.

Pope Francis writes:

"The worship of the ancient golden calf (cf. Ex 32:1-25) has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose....

"This imbalance is the result of ideologies which defend the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation. Consequently, they reject the right of states, charged with vigilance for the common good, to exercise any form of control. A new tyranny is thus born, invisible and often virtual, which unilaterally and relentlessly imposes its own laws and rules....

"A financial reform open to such ethical considerations would require a vigorous change of approach on the part of political leaders. I urge them to face this challenge with determination and an eye to the future... Money must serve, not rule!"

Pope Francis specifies that welfare measures, while needed, are not sufficient to end exclusion and inequality which breed violence which no surveillance systems can ultimately control; changes must be structural. "Just as goodness tends to spread, the toleration of evil, which is injustice, tends to expand its baneful influence... an evil embedded in the structures of a society has a constant potential for disintegration and death. It is evil crystallized in unjust social structures, which cannot be the basis of hope for a better future....

"As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world's problems, or, for that matter, to any problems. Inequality is the root of social ills.

"The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies....

The Pope's discussion of economics is a central concept in a writing which is 224 pages long (in English), dedicated to exhorting Catholics at all levels to adopt a missionary outlook premised on mercy as the greatest of virtues. The Pope called on Catholics to break out of complacency with habits, rules, and structures which lead to a "tomb psychology [which] transforms Christians into mummies in a museum," and instead get their hands dirty in changing a system which sees God "as even dangerous, since he calls human beings to their full realization and to freedom from all forms of enslavement."

I thought this might be relevant to the discussion  ;)


Paul Duffy:
"As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world's problems, or, for that matter, to any problems. Inequality is the root of social ills."

This appears to be at odds with something the Pope's predecessor said back in 2009:

“Society does not have to protect itself from the market, as if the development of the latter were ipso facto to entail the death of authentically human relations…Therefore it is not the instrument that must be called to account, but individuals, their moral conscience and their personal and social responsibility.” (Caritas et Veritate, Benedict XVI, 2009, #36).


Best wishes,

David Pinnegar:
Dear Eric and Paul

Thanks for most interesting contributions.

Another strand that shows perspective is the current debate in France on prostitution: which is really focussing on the symptoms and not the cause. Outside Nice airport along a road in front of some hotels is a street after dusk inhabited by African girls. They're not old enough to be in the category of women who know their mind, and they crouch between the cars waiting for some source of money to come their way to pay their rent to prevent them being homeless. Most don't have papers and are illegally in France as illegal immigrants. They flee many from Nigeria from the religious disputes there, families with many children and not enough to eat. Many have heard of God and find themselves in a position that they are doing things they don't want to do, to survive. They dream of finding a job, finding husbands and having families, and of course won't do so waiting at the bus stop for the bus that doesn't come or waiting in the gutter waiting to receive compensation for being f*****. When encouraged to try something different, for instance, working as a hairdresser or a cleaner, they find that after 6 weeks they're not paid as French employers know they can take advantage of them not paying someone without a bank account and papers. They are wholly disenfranchised from any form of assistance, even of humanity. Being informed of a humanitarian crisis on their doorsteps, even priests won't seek a Christian solution for their plight. "What would anyone say if a priest was known to go near a prostitute?" one said to me.

A murder of a black girl makes the headlines for a day or two but, being considered subhuman, no more than that.

As the environmental impact of global warming, and of ignorant militant religious offensives, takes hold, more will flee famine and war.

This is why on another thread I have written about the Lord's Prayer actually being a universal prayer when read in an open way. One of our problems is that English particularises. So Our Father which art in Heaven in French is something along the lines of "Notre Père qui es aux cieux" - in the skies. So in French we have to think actively whether our Father is a spaceman in the skies who will one day come back to earth and say "Hi Mates! I told you I'd be back and here I am . . . ." or whether these skies are the heights of our minds, the skies of our heads, that rarified glimpse of paradise.

So the comfort of religion is something that perhaps we have to sacrifice, examining our language for multiple permutations of meanings many of which agree accross religious boundaries, to find god.

And our other problem is energy. Misused of a diminishing resource, or the embracing of searching and finding something new.

In the sharing to which the current pope refers, in the diminishing resource that is before us then in fact only those who share will survive as money will eventually at the level of local survival, have no meaning, only that which one does for others and they do in mutual support. This is the kingdom of heaven - which is why not entirely tongue in cheek I refer to it being "nigh". We have to - it's the only way.

On the other hand market forces tell us Greed is Good. This is to a limited extent - in moderation it causes people to do things . . . and this is necessary as there is no room for freeloaders in a mutually supporting society - a theme in 2 Thessalonians 3

It's difficult to get to a balance. But circumstances will lead that way.

Meanwhile I am still looking for a student with whom to explore new ideas including Thane's transformer and the production of energy through resonant splitting of water -

The latter assertion relating to water is not as outrageous possibly as it seems. The document linked to there states quite clearly that pure ordinary electrolysis is not able to do what apparently can happen. The reality is that a hydrogen atom has a nucleus only half protected by an electron sheild and when that is stripped away, as a charged ion, then we have access directly to what is in effect a naked proton.

The blue _cold_ flame reported is an energy. I surmise that as E=mc2 perhaps one might see anti-energy briefly in parallel to anti-matter. Anti-matter can be viewed as matter in negative time, so anti-energy might also be viewed as energy in negative time. Whether the time is negative or positive, energy is energy . . . We do experience antimatter in relatively common circumstances - PET scans rely on the production and interaction of positrons, anti-electrons, with our bodies. They can only exist within a millionth of a second, and this may be key to many experiments which rely on phenonomae of very short pulses, possibly allowing for anti-time phenonomae within.

Best wishes

David P

Within this document the economist Lyndon Larouche responds to the first writing of the new pope...

--- Quote ---LAROUCHE: Well, I think the appropriate thing to say, in response to those remarks from the pope, is to address the Pope on his own level of authority, as a religious figure. And I'm not joking. This is quite serious.

The greatest problem that we experience in the category of morality, as human beings, is the belief that the human life ends with the death of the mortal person. That is a great mistake. It's more a mistake, probably, of negligence than any other purpose.

Because what does death mean, for a human being? Look at what the role of the human being is, in life, when we talk in these terms? Human life is immortal, but in what sense? In what expression is it immortal? The mortality of the flesh? No, that is not decisive for people who are creative thinkers. They don't think in terms of the flesh. They don't think flesh. They think concepts, which flesh cannot produce, but can only inhabit.

Therefore, the issue is, is the idea you want to get by, with faking it in life? Are you going to be proud of your death from that? Are you going to say, well, we're only human, we don't know the future? Therefore, we're innocent because we're ignorant of the future.

That's not true. It certainly is not true by the ancient Christian theology. In the ancient Christian theology, the life is immortal. Its function is immortal. It has no limit of ignorance. Ignorance is forbidden. You require people who have the ability to rise above mortality, and see what the future requires of mankind, and to prepare mankind for that future, by informing mankind of the principles which mankind needs, for the purpose of mankind.

What's the purpose of mankind? Mankind is the only creature, living creature, of which we know, which has the ability to create the future. Not a continuation of a breed, but a continuation of mankind to a higher level of achievement. And the purpose of Christianity, for example, is this higher level of achievement.

Not to be ashamed of what you've done, if you don't have a reason to be ashamed, but be ashamed if you don't do something which adds to the meaning of the future of mankind. The sacred thing is the sacred goodness of the human mind.

And you look and you take the writings and work of great people, great figures, take religious figures: what's their commitment, if they're good? Their commitment is to foresee what the future must be, or to encourage other people to begin to be able to foresee what the future requires.

The idea that you cannot know the other side of death, is nonsense. That's exactly what you should know. You should know what must be done, after you're dead. You must be devoted to that as a purpose. That must be your being. So the interruption of life by death, for you, means that.

The death, the passing of life, is merely a moment, but the meaning of human life is immortal.
--- End quote ---

It comes as no surprise Lyn advocates the development of matter-antimatter reactions and their utilization within the physical economy...

This also bears directly on the construction or restoration of pipe organs...



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