Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015 - Land

No, the wealth of this nation or any nation has never been in the banks.  The wealth of this nation is not money, and it’s not gold or silver either.  It’s not easy to see that because we “see” what money, gold, and silver can “buy,” and so we say they’re wealth and we’d like to have some, please.  But these things are just representations, like a map is of territory or a deed is of property.  The map and the deed are just pieces of paper that represent something, but they are not the actual thing they represent.  It’s the same with money.

Land is the only thing that has any true and lasting value.

The only real wealth is land.  Land is where people live and move and have their being and then die.  Land is where all of the activity takes place.  It’s where the countries have marked themselves out, and then the cities, towns, and villages within the countries.  It’s where the businesses exist and where the raw materials come from for those businesses.  Land is everything.  Land is where the animals are found.  Land is where the farms are planted, and farms are where we get our food.  Land is the most important thing in the world because it’s the only thing that stands the test of time.

And if you know this, really know it, you can never be poor.  “Not so,” you say, “because if I don’t have the money to pay my mortgage or rent, then I’ll be homeless and then I’ll be poor.”  So, it’s money that keeps you living in your home?  And what is money?  It’s paper that represents labor performed.  And what is labor?  Labor is energy.  Therefore, money is a representation of energy spent, and it can be traded for the things you need or want, which in turn, represent energy spent by other people in various endeavors.

But the energy belongs to you, right?  Before you trade it for the paper, that is.  So if you can direct that energy in other ways toward building the life you want instead of in accumulating paper, perhaps you could continue to live and not be “homeless.”  How should you properly direct your energy?  Now that is the real question, and you can bet the answer involves land.

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