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Friday, August 30, 2013

Philippines: Pork Barrel Part 3: The SURRENDER And The Corruption Loop

In the previous post i wrote about the rich and the poor and inequality as the main problem.

In this blog, i will look at the surrender of the main person in the pork barrel scam and how the problem of corruption will continue until the plight of the poor and unemployed is addressed.


The person who was alleged to have been part of this pork barrel scam surrendered on August 28, 2013 to the President of the Philippines according to the news. 


Here's the link :

http://www.gov.ph/2013/08/29/timeline-of-the-surrender-of-janet-napoles-account-of-the-presidential-spokesperson/


http://philippinesgoforgold.blogspot.com/2013/08/janet-napoles-surrender-on-august-28-to.html


This came after the Luneta Rally which were attended by about 75,000 people according to the news.


What now?


Does that mean the problem of corruption will not be here? 


It will be here until we understand where this all started and provide a solution that will stop the problem in its roots.


We have to see what's really going on here.


Why is it that we have not stopped corruption? 


We are not seeing the root of the problem and we are NOT providing an effective solution. 


The consequence of an unbalanced economy is what we have now in terms of the pork barrel scam.


I will not name names here, but here is a general outline of what happens when corruption in government takes place and this is what i gathered from the news bits that i read and watched. I am showing this outline here, and in my next blog, i will show how this pattern has happened before and that we are re-living this pattern as a consequence of not stopping the actual root of the problem which is poverty.


1. The poor asks for help from the government and the government tries to help them by allocating funds for different projects like housing etc.
2.The politicians campaign to be elected and wins the election
3. The politicians fear not being re-elected, and figures out that the best way to win is to give help to others - which is called public relations - so desires to help others to be re-elected so that he/she can have both money and power but never really see the real problem is poverty/inequality in society
4. The politicians are given funds by the government agency concerned to help the poor
5. Someone who knows how to manipulate the relationship that exist between the rich and the poor registers many Foundations and ask the politician friends for funding to help the poor through funding the Foundations 
6.The politicians sign documents to give funds to this  person's Foundations to help the poor 
7.The owner/owners of the foundation did not deliver the service to the poor but instead pockets the money and used the money to live in luxury
8.The 'third whistleblower' was allegedly detained by the alleged mastermind
9. The government agency responsible rescued the 'third whistleblower' from the condominium of the alleged mastermind
10. The 'thirdwhistleblower' gave some names of some politicians her former employer, the alleged mastermind talks to
11. The government issues a warrant of arrest to the alleged mastermind
12.The alleged scammer hides/flees
13. Money is offered as a reward for the surrender of the person 
14. The alleged mastermind said she fears for her life, so, surrenders to President Aquino
and is now in custody.

How many cases like these have we seen? 

We have seen many, and many more will come.

While someone surrenders, Inequality and Poverty remains. 


Corruption is about deception and self-dishonesty.


When there's Fear of Survival in a world of inequality,  people try to win impulsed by fear of losing.

In an unbalanced economy people wants/desires to get money in whatever way possible to survive or win because it becomes like a giant casino where competition is the 'name of the game' where only the winners survive. The rich becomes the winner and the poor becomes the losers. In the end, we will face the consequence of what we accepted and allowed. We all suffer - we all lose.

What we do not realize is that in an unbalanced economy, there will always be corruption. 

We are creating what i call a 'Corruption Loop':


The 'CORRUPTION LOOP':

>Inequality/Poverty in the society
>
>
>Inequality/Poverty continues
>Corruption is still here
>Government provides a solution but not a solution to end the problem of poverty/inequality
>Inequality/Poverty continues
>Corruption is still here
>Government provides a solution but not a solution to end the problem of poverty/inequality
>Inequality/Poverty continues

This loop starts and ends in Poverty/Inequality. The Desire to help the poor is fueled by Fear which we refuse to face as Fear of Survival in an Unequal world. Let's have a look


>Inequality/Poverty is a problem in society
>Government tries a temporary way to solve this problem and does not provide a permanent solution to the problem, so the problem persist.
> Politicians Fear not being re-elected so desires to help to be re-elected 
(fear of survival which fuels the desire for money and power to win)
> Politicians Desire to win the elections to get more money and power to survive in a competitive world
>the poor asks for help 
(fear of survival which fuels desire to survive through crime etc. to win)
>Politicians see there are funds in office for the poor
> Politicians sign documents to allocate funds to the Foundations who are not delivering what's promised
>The funds given to the foundations were not used to help the poor but was pocketed by the owners of the Foundation 
(fear of survival which fuels the desire to live life in luxury to win)
>The 'third whistleblower' was allegedly detained by the alleged mastermind
>The government agency responsible rescued the 'third whistleblower' from the condominium of the alleged mastermind
>The 'third whistleblower' gave some names of some politicians her former employer, the alleged mastermind talks to
>Another whistleblower who worked with the alleged mastermind detailed how they get funds to fund the fake Foundations
>The government issues a warrant of arrest to the alleged mastermind
>The alleged scammer hides/flees
>Money is offered as a reward for the surrender of the person 
>The alleged mastermind said she fears for her life, so, surrenders to President Aquino
and is now in custody
>Government tries to solve problem of corruption
>Government provides a temporary solution but not a permanent solution to end the problem of poverty/inequality
>Inequality continues
>corruption is still here
>Government provides a temporary solution but not a permanent solution to end the problem of poverty/inequality
>Inequality continues
>corruption is still here
>Government trying to provide a temporary solution but not a permanent solution to end the problem of poverty/inequality
>Inequality/Poverty continues

Quote:
'At that time the Peoples Organization for Progress and Development (POPDF) Foundation, Inc., did not tell the SEC how it was able to solicit such huge outlays from nine lawmakers.'
Raissa Robles
http://raissarobles.com/2013/08/18/ngo-told-sec-a-year-ago-it-got-p140m-pork-from-senators-enrile-revilla-estrada-et-al/

What did we learn so far?

The rich (the scammer and the politician) and the poor(supposed to be the receiver of funds/services from the Foundation) have desires and these desires are fueled by fear of survival.


The poor is also treated as a victim and the politicians as the savior, where one is perceived as inferior and the other is perceived as 'superior'. This is not about Love but about winning and losing - competition.


Why cannot we give the poor a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed?


If we do not give the poor what is due them, the poor who is the majority (99%) will protest and ask for their rightful share. We all know that the earth has given enough for all of us equally, not just for a few to survive.


We have to give them their rightful share. This is the essence of giving what we liks to receive. If we do not do this, we all lose.


We are impulsed by our environment. When we see poor people who suffer and who do not eat 3x a day,we fear that we will end up like them so we feel obliged to help them so we can feel 'good' about ourselves. This is being self-dishonest. This is giving help from the starting point of self-interest.


Why do we not find a way to stop poverty by giving the poor their rightful share in what the earth gives us all equally? We only care about ourselves. We invent all the reasons why it cannot be done and so we end up giving up. 


Instead of giving up, why don't we nationalize corporations who get profit from the earth's natural resources, like water, oil etc. and share these profits to the poor and the unemployed by giving them a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed from birth to death, this way we can truly say that we LOVE others. 


How can we truly love others if we see them as someone less than us? We can't.


Love is not about a feeling. It is giving what we want to receive. 


Love is about walking with others as our equals.


Real love is only possible between equals. Otherwise any form of help is deceptive because it will be used to feel better about one's own evil intentions which is to keep the country/world unequal so we, as the elite can take what belongs to the poor and give them a little bit of what they have so we can have a tax deduction for the same amount- within self-interest.


This is very clear:


The elite/rich eat 3x a day. 

The poor does not eat 3x a day.
The elite/rich people have homes. 
The poor people live in the street, in smoky mountain (garbage dump area) or in squatter areas
The elite/rich have flushing toilets and use toilet papers. 
The poor have toilet holes with no toilet papers.

If we keep providing charity for the poor, but refuse to give them a Basic/Living Income Guaranteed from birth to death, we will not provide an effective solution. The poor will be poor and the economy will not be balanced. We also have to look at the consequence for accepting and allowing an unequal world system. This is not the way to live. This is abuse of the poor. 


We have to restore a balanced economy. 


We also connect words to other words. We grew up using words that are biased.


We define the word 'poor' within the word' rich' and define the word 'inferior' within the word 'superior' etc. 


So, as we provide a real solution by giving the poor a means to live in dignity by nationalizing coporations that get profit from natural resources like water, oil etc. and giving part of our profit to the poor, so they can get a Basic/Living Income, Guaranteed, we also have to correct and remediate our vocabulary.


Quote:
"I commit myself to show, that Life as ‘lifestyle’ as origin as source as resource, is Given: Equally – to every Body of Life; and that dominion is to those that are able to distribute this which is Given Freely, Equally to All – that no-one may need or desire anything that will cause this separation that now exist as ‘lifestyle’ on Earth." Bernard Poolman

"I commit myself to Call on those claiming to be experts in Economics, to remove their Fears and prejudices, and to walk in Forgiveness for what they have allowed on Earth, and to rectify the situation so that All Life may be Equal at the table, prepared for Each One to have enough to Eat and Drink, and to have a Home and a lifestyle worth Living to such measure that that is the Inheritance they give to All Children that may ever be born on Earth for All Time – as that is the Foundation of Eternal Peace and Love on Earth." Bernard Poolman


"I commit myself to show that when the starting point is life equally respected in each other, the fundamental premise to give so that you may receive is immediately grasped to such an extent that irrational fear evaporates." Bernard Poolman

“I commit myself to restore the common sense trust in the physical reality that is the giver of life, to restore order in an irrational , illusory world of consciousness.” Bernard Poolman

“I commit myself to demonstrate the oneness interdependency between all parts of the physical realm that together form the body that is life through which we have been destroying the Earth, and our life will end and therefore we cannot continue to live as if we are separate of the real reality without permanent consequence.” Bernard Poolman


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