July 24th 2011 [& 25th this year] will celebrate a religious based event for the LDS/Mormon church from which the whole state now commemorates the entry of Brigham Young [it's a state holiday in Utah: county offices, except emergency services, educational institutions, of which many businesses are also closed] and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake Valley in 1847, 164 years ago. “This day celebrates the bravery of the original settlers and their strength of character and physical endurance.” Yet the origins of the word would perpetuate to this very day – an early 1520 description of the word calls a pioneer as the ”foot soldier who prepares the way for the army”
Although this may not have been the original inference of the holiday, Utah is still very proud of their participation in supporting the various militaries that circumvent our communal globe, it is no small feat to train under such conditions as they do and be expected to do what they do! But the purpose of what the militaries do hasn’t changed in thousands of years… they are stuck in a rut and think they must stay there!
Today and tomorrow many modern day Utah inhabitants will celebrate their own form of Pioneering, which includes BBQ’s, family gatherings, parades, fireworks and all the pride filled things that make them so happy about their ancestor’s accomplishments or even their current and future anticipated accomplishments! They are proud of the previous roads and think they will pave new roads all while continuing to travel down the same paths their pioneering ancestors have; they… are stuck in a rut and don’t realize it!
Around the Nation, around the world, people are still… stuck in a rut. The battles rage across the globe. Fireworks and noise makers, not the pretend kind, are killing people constantly, no humane victories remain permanent – lives are being lost as they have been for thousands of years and will continue far into the future to be lost unless we get out of the rut we’re in… The whole round wheel in space called earth is… stuck in a rut and wants out, but they don’t know how!
Rut’s in a road keep the wheels stuck down a tried and well traveled path – it may not be the only path to the destination but it is one people have chosen to continually use, often for many many years. Ruts are found in heavily traveled roads that have not been sufficiently paved to allow complete freedom of movement. Picture a horse and covered wagon going over the same road, rain and mud, sun and heat again and again and again, year after year century after century- the run for the wheels gets deeper and deeper until one of a few options options happen; 1) They pit themselves, they bottom out because the ruts are too deep and can travel no further. 2) They fill in the ruts and choose to pave the road. 3) They choose a different path.
The United States government overall… is stuck in a rut! Budget vs. deficit vs. spending or not spending, a financial rut if ever there was one! If we want to get out of the financial rut we’re in, we need to fill in the ruts, and pave the road or choose a different path.
The International Anti-Inflation Law (I.A.L) can pave the way for the world to get out of the rut it finds itself stuck in. The I.A.L. can pave the way for people to have their basic needs met- one example, it would fill in the ruts where people have tried for thousands of years to eliminate their enemies because… they would cease to exist! Militaries around the globe, fulfilling the life saving needs of humanity could feel that pride, knowing they have killed the greatest enemies that plague our world; inequality, starvation in all its forms, hopelessness even fear and desperation, victorious over the ruts that have held mankind in its path of circles instead of true destination.
The US government is stuck in a rut of what to do about their annual budget- should they default? Should they borrow more and dilute the further perceived values they create for We the People? What will they do? The problem is simply “the money”- it’s not a water well gone dry, it is not something they have no control over nor is it something we can’t live without, however, like children who stubbornly refuse to listen, they do not want to give the simplest answer, implementing the I.A.L, a try, and thus… they will dig deeper and further the ruts in the road that travel in circles holding humanity back; they… are stuck in a rut.
Pioneers are only noted if others follow or learn from their mistakes or accomplishments. Today, the word Pioneer when referencing those who are Pioneers in their own right are those who are advancing science in a new direction, medicine to heal in a direction not previously thought of, weapons of even greater mass destruction; being a pioneer is great for ones ego, but unless it advances our humanity towards one another, we are just digging the ruts deeper for one another, pitting ourselves, and not even realizing it.
If a new medicine is being researched- it typically costs a great deal of money to do so, and who will ultimately pay for it? If a new weapon is created, it also typically costs a great deal of money to develop; who will ultimately pay for it? The US government is paying for things that are not paving the roads to what its main purpose is which is to serve the people and provide for their general welfare. Instead, it’s digging the ruts deeper making the endless loop harder to escape.
Having the I.A.L put into place would immediately begin filling in the holes, pits and ruts of our human existence, even Advancing our Humanity as a whole. The concept is so easy to put in place even a pioneer can comprehend i! It takes the simplest of financial math and adds 1% a year- no more ruts can be followed nor pits dug deeper by hyper inflation or excess greed, the economy stabilizes overall while encouraging growth and our modern day pioneers to move our world technologically further forward freeing us to travel wherever true freedom allows us!
The ruts one travels, we all travel, even if we do so in our ignorance. The roads we pave or don’t pave, we do or don’t do for all, we don’t do so in our ignorance we do so in our communal humanity. The inequality of our mutual humanity undermines the quality of all of us. Supporting the I.A.L would greatly improve the quality of our mutuality humanity which then directly supports the quality of the Individual.
Enabling the International Anti-Inflation Law would pave the circular rut laden road we’ve been traveling for too long. Let us all make our way to the easy road of advancing our humanity; that we may take our feet, our covered wagons, our fancy sports cars, our microscopes, submarines or rocket ships in the very same rut free direction everyone wants to go- Endless Happiness!