Posted To Steve Keen’s Patreon Page 11/07/2017

Me:  I don’t disagree with anything you say about the media, but the one thing to keep in mind about all media including RT, and all of the rest of the institutions you mentioned that are accused of being conspiratorial….is that they are all dominated by Finance. I’m not a conspiratorial type myself. I prefer to think of the problem as partial unconsciousness of present paradigms and almost complete unconsciousness of a new one and how to implement it. In this case a new monetary, financial and economic paradigm.

After all, Debt has been the ruling monetary, financial and economic paradigm for at least the last 5000 years. That spans virtually the entirety of Human civilization. If that doesn’t militate for a paradigm change I don’t know what does.

AK:   @Steven Hummel: isn’t that the case for the whole of the (western) world? Mr. Keen seems to argue just that: Yes that is a problem … but what If I finance an organisation with it which actually does something good? Is it then bad because of the way it’s financed? I think that’s nonsensical. And a case can be made that RT does try to further an alternative by discussing the problem in depth.

Me:  “but what If I finance an organisation with it which actually does something good, is it then bad because of the way it’s financed?”

Of course not. The idea is not to destroy finance itself, just its dominance….and its abilities to continue dominating in the future. If you look at paradigm changes they are always inversions of primacy between the old and new paradigms, not destructions of the old.

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