From Globalization to Localization: The road to freedom does exist!
The road to freedom does exist!
Globalization refers to the increasing unification of the world's economic order through reduction of such barriers to international trade as tariffs, export fees, and import quotas. The goal is to increase material wealth, goods, and services through an international division of labor by efficiencies catalyzed by international relations, specialization and competition. It describes the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through communication, transportation, and trade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization
Is it right to say that trough the globalization big companies can use cheap labor forces in countries all over the world where the local laws are not so strict, meeting their demands and even slavery workers (to many hours a day) and children are put to work! Make up your mind on this and investigate if you want.
See some facts about globalization and who benefits: http://www.nhs.vic.edu.au/library/ni/issue296/facts.html
What the world requires most is not more total governability but the introduction of spaces of ungovernability, making it possible for autonomous actions upon the world to flourish everywhere! The question is, who will create these spaces? The governments are sleeping in bed with big corporations, so WE need to take this actions.
Localizations as the opposite opportunity of Globalization.
Can we to go back to the basics and take control again over are food supply, create high quality biological GMO free foods without the influence of the stock-market. It is said by the powers to be; Those who control the food chain totally control the world, in health and sickness. That requires another way of living, another way of thinking but …..
Do you like to stay working as a slave, without even knowing you are one?
How else would you call someone who pays 70% taxes of their income, of -their- labor?
Income tax, tax on goods and services (vat), tax on fully paid house, tax on electricity, gas, water. Tax on your pension, on petrol, you name it and you pay taxes over it.
So what about introducing LETS, a Local Exchange Trading System in your community?
Starting to trade your services and goods without paying … any tax. Building a tight local community with real values.
Unlike direct trade (where both parties must want what the other offers and exchange in roughly equal amounts), LETS members exchange services for credits (called, simply, "LETS") which can then be swapped for the services of any other member in the network. Members are able to earn LETS in ways they could never earn dollars and they can get what they need without spending hard-earned cash.
It's all about localization, the closer the better!
A different name for LETS is: the Local Employment and Trading System. LETS is complementary currency (CC) is a currency meant to be used as a complement to another currency, typically a national currency, although there are examples of individuals who have managed to replace their use of national currency through inventive usage of LETS.
Globalization can't beat the power of localization, it's up to you to discover. I'm doing it already.
-- Henk Mutsaers
Seeds of Sustainablilty discoveries involve the fast production of large amounts of food with very little water and little or no rinsing.
Grow high quality super foods in just 3 days time!- Seeds of Sustainablilty