The social plans that we have presented to the world will work.
These social plans have been presented through The Humanity Party®’s political platform and can be reviewed on THumP®’s website: humanityparty.com
Far from the general ideas presented through socialism, capitalism, communism, or other economic systems, our social plan preserves and protects individual free agency and allows a person to own as much land as one wants, earn as much money as one wants, and become as worldly successful as one wants.
Our plan ensures that if one wants to become wealthy and be known throughout their life as being more successful than others, then that one may, but only through an economic system that benefits all of humanity equitably.
The most significant point of our plan is that the right type of government controls the printing, distribution, and regulation of money, making as much money available to any who wants it. However, the right type of government only prints, distributes, and regulates money to provide the basic life needs of all of Earth’s inhabitants.
Our plan’s philosophy is simple:
If a person wants to amass wealth, one can; but only as the person provides the rest of us with a good or service that will make our life better exponentially to theirs. Under our plan, as one becomes richer, it is because the person is providing the rest of us with a good or service that all of us equally need in order to be able to live a free-willed, productive life according to our personal desires of happiness.
The argument that often is used by a Capitalist against a Socialist is that what a free market economic system provides in goods and services is of a higher quality than what a command economic system can provide.
The world’s Ministers of Economics, under the auspices and education of the “god of this world,” have subdivided the world’s economic systems into four basic types:
Traditional, Command, Market, and Mixed.
Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Traditional Economic System
The traditional economic system is the most traditional and ancient type of economy in the world. Vast portions of the world still function under a traditional economic system. These areas tend to be rural, second- or third-world, and closely tied to the land, usually through farming. In general, in this type of economic system, a surplus would be rare. Each member of a traditional economy has a more specific and pronounced role, and these societies tend to be very close-knit and socially satisfied. However, they do lack access to technology and advanced medicine.
Command Economic System
In a command economic system, a large part of the economic system is controlled by a centralized power. For example, in the USSR, most decisions were made by the central government. This type of economy was the core of the communist philosophy.
Because the government is such a central feature of the economy, it is often involved in everything from planning to redistributing resources. A command economy is capable of creating a healthy supply of its resources, and it rewards its people with affordable prices. This capability also means that the government usually owns all of the significant industries like utilities, aviation, and railroad.
In a command economy, it is theoretically possible for the government to create enough jobs and provide goods and services at an affordable rate. However, in reality, most command economies tend to focus on the most valuable resources like oil.
Advantages of Command Economic Systems
- If executed correctly, the government can mobilize resources on a massive scale. This mobility can provide jobs for almost all of the citizens.
- The government can focus on the good of the society rather than an individual. This focus could lead to a more efficient use of resources.
Disadvantages of Command Economic Systems
- It is hard for the central planners to provide for everyone’s needs. This forces the government to ration because it cannot calculate demand, because it sets prices.
- There is a lack of innovation because there is no need to take any risk. Workers are also forced to pursue jobs that the government deems fit.
Market Economic System
In a free market economy, firms and households act in self-interest to determine how resources get allocated, what goods get produced, and who buys the goods. This is the opposite of how a command economy works, where the central government gets to keep the profits.
There is no government intervention in a pure market economy (“laissez-faire“). However, no truly free market economy exists in the world. For example, while America is a capitalist nation, our government still regulates (or attempts to control) fair trade, government programs, honest business, monopolies, etc.
In this type of economy, there is a separation of the government and the market. This separation prevents the government from becoming too powerful and keeps their interests aligned with that of the markets.
Hong Kong has been seen as an example of a free market society.
Advantages of a Free Market Economy
- Consumers pay the highest price they want to pay, and businesses only produce profitable goods and services. There is a lot of incentive for entrepreneurship.
- This leads to the most efficient use of the factors of production because businesses are very competitive.
- Businesses invest heavily in research and development. There is an incentive for constant innovation as companies compete to provide better products for consumers.
Disadvantages of a Free Market Economy
- Due to the fiercely competitive nature of a free market, businesses will not care for the disadvantaged, like the elderly or disabled. This leads to higher income inequality.
- Because the market is driven solely by self-interest, economic needs have a priority over social and human needs, such as providing healthcare for the poor. Consumers can also be exploited by monopolies.
Mixed Economic System
A mixed economy is a combination of different types of economic systems. This economic system is a cross between a market economy and command economy. In the most common types of mixed economies, the market is more or less free of government ownership except for a few key areas like transportation or sensitive industries like defense and railroad.
However, the government is also usually involved in the regulation of private businesses. The idea behind a mixed economy was to use the best of both worlds – incorporate policies that are socialist and capitalist.
Advantages of Mixed Economies
- There is less government intervention than a command economy. This means that private businesses can run more efficiently and cut costs more than a government entity might.
- The government can intervene to correct market failures. For example, most governments will come in and break up large companies if they abuse monopoly power. Another example could be the taxation of harmful products like cigarettes to reduce a negative externality of consumption.
- Governments can create safety net programs like healthcare or social security.
- In a mixed economy, governments can use taxation policies to redistribute income and reduce inequality.
Disadvantages of Mixed Economies
- There are criticisms from both sides arguing that sometimes there is too much government intervention and sometimes there isn’t enough.
- A common problem is that the state-run industries are often subsidized by the government and run into large debts because they are uncompetitive.
The above is what the Ministers of Economics teach their students. The above is not the Real Truth.
The Real Truth is there is only ONE type of economy that controls humanity upon Earth: CONSUMERISM, where one is provided with the things that bring one emotional happiness, usually outside of one’s basic physical needs.
We have explained that all of the world’s major religions are based on myth; that Christianity was largely based on ancient Greek mythology and traditions; that the main author of the stories of Jesus––an educated, wealthy Greek (a Roman citizen) named Caneaus––based the idea of a new Messiah (a new Hercules) on what the people would and could accept. Because Greek and Roman mythology had worked for hundreds of years inspiring and motivating the masses, the new Christian mythology would continue to do the same.
Here is a depiction of the Greek goddess, Hebe.
Hebe was the wife of Hercules and the daughter of the Greek’s version of Adam and Eve (Greek: Zeus and Hera). Hebe is the goddess of youth, longevity, success, of worldliness and glory. Hebe was always depicted with a cup in her hand because she provided the gods with their favorite drink.
The tradition of making a toast with a drink in one’s hand came from the idea of Hebe providing the gods with what they liked to drink. When someone was prosperous (became wealthy), they would tip their cup towards the gods to let the gods know that the person was thankful for the material blessing bestowed upon them.
Consider the modern-day celebratory indication of success:
Raising a cup up has always been a sign of worldly success … always.
We utilized the depiction of Hebe in our symbolic presentation of the “great beast” (i.e., world’s economic type) upon which humanity rides:
“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” (Revelation 17:4-5)
Through biblical prose, in an attempt to open the closed minds of the religiously deceived, we have explained this symbolism clearly:
(Beginning of excerpt from 666, The Mark of America––Seat of the Beast, pages 376 through 379.)
17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness where I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads with seven crowns and ten horns.
Being “carried away in the spirit” means a person begins to understand the truth with an enlightened perspective. It is the same as having the “eyes of your understanding” opened up (see commentary on Revelation 11:19). Many who read this book are “carried away in the spirit,” as it opens their eyes to truths never known before. These words did not come from God or any spirit, but were written by the author, who knows the truth, and has given it to readers the way they can understand. Likewise, John is figuratively presenting that the angel is showing him how to understand all things he previously saw in vision.
The woman who “fled into the wilderness” in Chapter 12, is now seen sitting “upon a scarlet coloured beast.” The color “scarlet” is used by the prophets to signify wickedness, and is usually always referring to worldliness. Traditionally, “scarlet” is the color of flame, and may also refer to the color of “blood” (see commentary on Revelation 5:9).
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:18)
They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills. For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her. (Lamentations 4:5–6)
The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. (Nahum 2:3)
Wickedness and worldliness keep people from figuratively being “carried away in the spirit”, or “seeing through the veil”, in order to receive an enlightened perspective. With symbolic purpose, Moses[***] was commanded to construct the veil that covered the entrance to the Ark of the Covenant with “purple and scarlet” (the exact colors with which “the woman is arrayed”), demonstrating that worldliness and wickedness keep people from seeing and knowing the mysteries of God. If the veil of wickedness is removed, the people can see the truth with their own eyes.
And thou shalt make a vail [sic] of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made: (Exodus 26:31)
“The woman sits upon the beast,” which carries her where it wants to go because it is not “bridled.” Its unique features will be explained in detail in the following verses. The “woman” (the children of God––see commentary on Revelation 12:1), who was once righteous, and was helped in the wilderness against “the dragon,” has now tamed and rides the “beast” in glory. “She” has become the whore of all the earth.
The gospel of Jesus Christ (“the man child delivered of the woman”) can help people against their fleshly lusts and desires (“the dragon”). But once the beast came along, “the woman” decided it was better to ride in glory rather than wander around in the “wilderness” alone. Humans have bent their hearts and souls to the gratification of their selfish desires, which perpetuate societies based on materialism, consumption, and selfishness. The people ride around on these desires without “bridle” or spur, which would direct the “beast” upon which they ride.
Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest. (Isaiah 37:29)
17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication:
“The woman’s” wardrobe is symbolic of the works she performs. John does a good job of describing the intent and purpose of the world, i.e., gaining material things we perceive as “precious.” The “golden cup in her hand” is full of rampant materialism and worldly desire. The people of the earth are the “golden cup” held in “her hand” as described previously in the commentary of Revelation 5:8.
17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
John leaves no doubt what the woman represents. The “name” is presented “upon her forehead” to illustrate a constant yearning and desire––the fact that humans waste every moment of concentration and thought in their continual pursuit of the “beast,” its “image,” and the “number of his name.”
(End of excerpt from 666, The Mark of America––Seat of the Beast, pages 376 through 379.)
***NOTE ON THE HISTORY OF MOSES
Before we continue, as we have mentioned “Moses” above, we need to officially explain the Real Truth about where and when the story of the mythological Hebrew Moses first originated.
Before the City of Babylon became the center of materialism and worldly glory, the ancient city of Ur was the hub of materialism. Sargon of Akkad was the man who was given credit for the fall of Ur. Long before the Hebrews invented their own stories about Abraham from Ur, the traditional story of Sargon was accepted by the people. Sargon was the son of a god through a priestess. To save her child, the priestess set Sargon afloat in the Euphrates River in a basket of bulrushes. The basket with Sargon in it floated down the river until it was found by a servant of the king of the Lagash. The Greek writers commissioned by the Hebrew leaders to write Hebrew history incorporated the story of Sargon in relating the story of Moses.
Visualizing the beauty and enticing nature of a woman, our symbolic presentation of the world’s only economic type becomes obvious:
Perhaps a more modern depiction of one of the “kings of the earth” who has “committed fornication” with the economy of the world … when “the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication [in her cup]” … is appropriate:
We know of (from firsthand experience) and have studied each and every economic ism (a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or movement) the world has tried during all dispensations of human time periods upon Earth.
THumP®’s taxation plan is based on consumerism, as we have witnessed is the natural tendency of OUR GROUP’s mortal appetite … a “bottomless pit” of human lust and desire for materialism and worldly glory.
If the world would only listen.