We are not called consumers by some sort of mistake….
I would like to take fifteen minutes of your valuable time to explain something to you if I may. This article is for those of you in particular that have been entrapped by a core belief system. Everything in this article will be explored in greater depth in my book.
“..a core belief system is constructed from ideas or terms that someone has systematically arranged, that has been accepted as being truthful without question; as in scripture, education or doctrine – political or any other form of..”
I would like if I may to deal with the word consumer and to touch on briefly core belief systems. I would like to explain to you how much real power you have, even though you have been entangled in a web of deceit based upon the concept you haven’t any. Because you have been entangled in this web you can use this to your advantage, as in everything that has ever been done against you it can be reversed. Everything has a 180 degree effect built into it and there are no exceptions to this rule. Although what at first might look to be decidedly negative, there is always a positive to be found. There is no mystery in the process needed to find these positives, all I have found is you look again, but this time use real eyes. This I call the ‘stand back approach’. Read something and your mind will help you contemplate (a template for the con) what is wrote to bring some form of under –standing. Then stand back and do not think about what you have just read, generally go and do something completely different.
I have found by doing this ‘realisation’ sets in – you suddenly realise there is in fact two messages; one for your mind to stand- under; which is the literal meaning generally the negative, the controlling aspect. And one which is the true meaning of what is wrote down, the positive to reverse the controlling aspect. When you realise the true meaning for the first time, you realise that everything wrote down has this, there truly are no exceptions. This is not something you have to practice; all you have to do is know this occurs and have realisation of when it does. As in most of us I ignored this for it was against my core belief system. A system I didn’t even know I was defending as most of us don’t.
So let’s take this approach with the word consumer: One that consumes, especially one that acquires goods or services for direct use or ownership rather than for resale or use in production and manufacturing.
One definition of consumerism; it is built upon the theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial. This is a core belief system we have been fed by those who require the consumers to keep purchasing products for one specific reason; enrichment. You could argue that enrichment is a good thing and many will (a self defence mechanism of the core belief system), the fact that if we consume more it is beneficial to the economy, but surely understanding the true meaning of economy is to be sparing, restrained, or create efficient use of; is not consumerism the complete opposite? Ask yourself who controls the economy and in essence who really benefits? Is this consumption more beneficial to the earth? Looking at the way these products are constructed, produced, the amount of time the products actually last and the amount of energy they consume, who is that beneficial too – us or the people producing such products – for what reason do they benefit? Look at food. No food lasts as long as it used too even though it is pumped full of preservatives that are supposedly there to help it maintain a longer shelf life (hmm). No fruit lasts as long as it used to, but why? If it does not last as long then you are required to go and get more far sooner – so who benefits from this process? It’s not rocket science, metaphorically who benefits from being at the top of any food chain?
Part of this core belief system is to make us believe that it is good to enrich our lives with bigger, better and more materialistic possessions that we can value, keeping the core belief system alive and well based upon an economy of enrichment created by consumerism, consumption and materialistic value; greed. What you will soon realise, if you haven’t already, is that all core belief systems are built upon a word that resides within words such as belief, believe and believed.
When realisation of this fact sinks in ask yourself this – what is the real reason they would need us to attach so much value to our possessions?
When looking again with real eyes, you will see the real meaning of consumerism; an attachment to materialistic value; our need to value our possessions. The attachment is what the core belief system relies upon which we stand-under unaware that we do. The consumers are controlled by the materialistic value they assert to their possessions monetarily. By using this simple aspect to assert control upon the consumer, it is maintained that the consumer is always controlled by the fear of loss of such possessions. For this aspect of the core belief system to work properly there was the need to create a legal system that would allow for this process to become relevant. Once you have allowed the consumers to amass the materialistic possessions you then can control the consumers with the fear of loss of such possessions. This is the controlling aspect the legal industry on behalf of any government (whether that is central or local) relies upon. They could create any amount of acts of parliament (as they do daily) saying you ‘must pay this’ as they did with council tax, PCN’s and many other stealth tax’s and the majority of people will pay. Why? Because they fear that if they don’t pay they will loose what? Their material possessions they value or the commodity used to gain those material possessions. If anyone gives evidence to the contrary the core belief system kicks in to defend itself generally being displayed with arrogance, anger or ridicule.
“..If you have accepted the doctrine created by the architects of a core belief system, then you have accepted the two built in elements. One is obvious which is the core belief itself; laying down what you should believe. Then secondly the core belief systems self preservation mechanism; what happens if you stop believing or if someone starts to questions your beliefs. Both of these elements require fear to function properly, because without fear neither would work. All core belief systems originate from the same source and have the same basic structure and function..”
You suffer at the hands of people who are nothing more than confidence tricksters, sales people that simply rely upon a core belief system of their design that you have accepted as being truthful. They rely upon sales pitches derived from the core belief system which will in most cases almost certainly sell the product(s) and/or service(s) for them – simply making you believe you need what they have to offer or to accept such is in your best interest. To convince you, they use deception in their sales pitches. They deceive in the accuracy of the information regarding the product(s) and/or service(s) not necessarily by directly lying, but by never telling the real truth. A simple show of this is a council issuing PCN’s or charging council tax on the pretence it is to help with the services within that local area. Both are ‘contractual payments’ that you do not have to pay that are issued by companies making profit for one reason and one reason alone, that was never destined to be used for the services in that area, gaining money under false pretences is fraud. What happens is people believe that the government can do as they please and whatever the government say’s or enforces must be accepted by all. If you accept the government can do this then you have accepted a core belief system based on inaccuracies and un-truths and you will almost certainly attack my statement that these are nothing more than ‘contractual payments’ that you do not have to pay. This is one example of how people just accept core belief systems without understanding the reality of what they are accepting.
Most of what politicians devise as corporate core belief system structure is called the ‘what if syndrome’, this is normally based upon what is called the ‘precautionary principle’. This inverts the very principles of justice and negligence allowing the government to enforce anything it deems fit upon those who accept the core belief system without repercussion, accountability and without any form of recourse for those accepting such legislation in whatever way. The terrorism policy in place is absolute evidence of this, although many other examples exist. Central government and councils use something that is called a ‘tort of conversion’ which simply amounts to legal theft; to take someone’s belongings unlawfully. This only works if you have accepted the core belief system they need you to accept, firstly making you believe you need to value your possessions and the more you have the better. Secondly to make you believe they can take them from you without your permission. What results is a perfect system of control, which is nothing more than genius in its simplicity especially when you realise the truth is, we do not own anything it actually owns us and in essence this is the one fact they rely upon
But as a consumer you can use the real 180 effect built into this to show who really does hold the power, the power to simply say ‘no’.
May I ask you a few questions?
If a company manufactures a range of products designed for us as the consumers to buy and if us as the consumers don’t buy these products – what happens to the company manufacturing the products?
If a company issues PCN’s that no one pays – what happens to the company issuing the PCN’s?
If everyone decided to not go to work tomorrow – what would happen to the country?
If everyone stopped buying fuel tomorrow what would happen to the fuel prices?
So may I ask you again; who holds the power to say ’no’?
As the few simple examples above show the power has always been held by you and has never been taken from you because it cannot be. You just believe it has. This is how a core belief system works it creates a belief that you can never go against it and you must always conform to that belief system, whether that is consumerism, religion or politics as examples; if no one buys or buys into what is being offered – who is offering does not survive. Evidence of this is in the above statements. This applies to anything and everything.
Let’s take the fuel prices. At four of my last talks I explained, not a new idea and not one that has not been used before, but an old one. We chose at the talks to stop purchasing fuel from TESCO, a total boycott. If enough of us do this and TESCO loose a good percentage of their customers, what will they do to attract those customers back? Lower their fuel prices – so everyone will start going back to them as they will be lower than any other supplier. Then what will every other supplier do? Exactly the same lower their prices. Down come the fuel prices. So who holds the POWER? But let’s not stop there. Once the prices start falling pick a new supplier to boycott and start the process again and keep doing it until such time as we have the prices at a reasonable level.
“The consumer, so it is said, is the king … each is a voter who uses his money as votes to get the things done that he wants done” [Paul A. Samuelson Economics]
So how do you get enough people to do this? Simple; by using the most powerful medium in the world, word of mouth. This medium cannot be stopped it is ours and always has been ours and has always been at our disposal. Look at gossip, look how fast it spreads. Now take that principle and apply it to something good and positive.