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Chapter 4 – The Land of Iz

The Land of Iz was a society where people, for the longest time, were of a positive frame of mind, because their society was ascending. The net net was, a palpable sense of progress and pervasive prosperity.  During the ascent, The Land of Iz, seemed to be a place of infinite opportunity, though the reasons for their ascent were not immediately apparent to most.  They only knew that positive energy seemed to flow freely from one person to another, like a kind of gratitude of the Gods for people’s willingness to trust each other. In The Land of Iz both common citizens and leaders used a form of trust called Common Cents to solve personal and worldly problems, instead of relying on the questionable advice of jaded experts who had their own self serving agendas.

In The Land of Iz, Common Cents was coded into the design of “the system,” so that it would flow freely and naturally, rather than being mandated by writ or proclamation of the leaders. This positive energy was transferred between citizens in a unique form of money – money that had been imbued with more than material value.  It had been imbued with significance beyond what it could command in the marketplace.  It was like people could hold the light of day in their hands, when they exchanged their money with each other. This Common Cents was known throughout The Land of Iz as Meaningful Moneeey.

With old and more conventional money there is only one “e” because the only goal of old money is “efficiency.” But in the Land of Iz, they used three “e’s” in their new Moneeey because it was not only more efficient, but also more equitable and more empowering than old money.  In other words, their use of money, gave their Moneeey its meaning. The laws of Karma had been coded into their Moneeey itself, making the circulation of positive energy quite substantial. Their kind of Common Cents knew that, “If money was used to advance a common good, like education, the environment, or an equitable society, it was Meaningful Moneeey.  If money was used only advanced private gain, it was old, Meaningless Money.”

The Founding Fathers of The Land of Iz often spoke in a distinctly poetic dialect of alluring alliteration. By juxtaposing jumbles of wise words with similar starts, they consciously created a savory stew of interconnecting ideas.  A good example was their Mantra of Meaning: Every exchange emits enlightened energy empowering everyone.

The use of words by leaders is very important.  It reveals a lot about their true intentions. Other societies and their leaders had chosen their words carefully to create illusions of democracy, but their political processes inevitably became polluted with old sterile forms of money, because those societies didn’t have the code of Common Cents embedded in their systems. Their business and financial elites controlled the creation of old money, and in this way, they became so powerful that they controlled the levers of power within government.  Thus the ideal of authentic democracy was never fully realized and these societies became bankrupt politically, economically and spiritually.

However, through the coded application of Common Cents in The Land of Iz, political democracy was expanded and extended into genuine economic democracy. As a result, economic power was vested with the common citizens, not with the elites of the world of finance and government.  In The Land of Iz, money was created by common citizens in a Credit Commons and flowed freely, like goodwill through channels of commerce, culture and community. The result was a more synchronistic society where gave each other credit, not just as praise, but also as money itself.

With Meaningful Moneeey, The Land of Iz became instilled with inspiring ideals, a serendipitous spirit and a passion for the positive.  This was more than mere rhetoric.  To insure the implementation of Ideals of Iz, the founding fathers of The Land of Iz embedded Common Cents Code in the Timeless Truths inscribed upon the Tablet of Truth. This was their Constitution and it was stored in the most secure vault in society – deep within the confines of the Castle of Change.  There these ideals were safe for the entirety of eternity, which according to widely held belief, extending also into new beginnings.

The common citizens were wont to say when confronted with challenge, “We can do it!” and they were right because they used their Common Cents.

The Founding Fathers of Iz understood that money holds a mysterious power over everybody’s life. Moneeey itself must be made in a special way that incorporates meaning. Thus, money must be created in equality – their Moneeey was a social currency “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” NOT money of the financial elites for the financial elites and by the financial elites.”

One dark day, however, the Common Cents correlation between value and values started to shift when the Mindless Mainstream Media and Titanic Think Tanks, owned and financed by the elites of business and banking, seized the dialogue.  Ruthless reporters and pompous professors published powerful papers predicting, “This Common Cents experiment will never endure.  It cannot continue, because the common citizens cannot be trusted with such a great responsibility as the creation of money. Only the financial elites have the skills and sagacity to effectively manage money and markets.

Little by little, bankers and financiers and corporate chiefs used their old, cold money to consolidate control over the institutions on The Land of Iz. Soon they were within grasp of power. All they needed was a leader who was sufficiently sagacious to turn the tide of transformation their way. They needed a leader who was one of them – someone who understood and represented the value of the one percent of society that controlled wealth rather than someone representing more democratic values held by the other ninety-nine percent of the people in the Land of Iz.

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