Monday, June 19, 2017

Universal Basic Income- Why It Should Be Embraced

Similar to gay marriage 10 years ago, one of the ideas that is slowly building steam today is that of a Universal Basic Income for everyone. What is Universal Basic Income? It is an unconditional fixed amount of money, similar to Social Security, but given to everyone in the country. It is an idea praised by people on the left because it combats economic inequality, and praised by Libertarians because it grants freedom from being a wage slave to the state, yet not embraced by people on the right because it's "socialist" and enables people to be lazy. That being said, here are the reasons why Universal Basic Income should be embraced, and eventually be reality:

Freedom- In order to survive comfortably in today's society, you have to work for an average of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for around 40 years before retirement, which is a nice way of saying "you're too old to produce for us, so here's a fixed amount every month because you're not useful anymore". Life should be more than being away from your family 5 days a week in order to survive. A work/life balance is extremely important, yet many, if not most, don't have that. Universal Basic Income would allow for a balance between work and family life and give people the freedom to be what they want to be without struggling for survival.

Wage Increases- With a Universal Basic Income, employers would need to implement higher wages in order for employees to feel justified in working for that company or business. If everybody got $5,000 a month, which would equal $60,000 a year, unconditionally (if they save a certain amount every month, they could live extremely comfortably), they wouldn't HAVE to keep working at a job that is unsatisfying if they don't need to.

Growth Of Technology- With cars that drive themselves in the works, it is very likely that technology, mainly in the form of robots and computerized machines, will be doing the jobs that humans have done (Pluto will enter Aquarius, the sign of technology, in early 2023). With humans being replaced by machines, there won't be enough jobs for everyone, hence why Universal Basic Income will soon need to be reality.

The Old Ways Are Outdated- With the US Pluto return coming up in 2022, then Pluto entering Aquarius, a sign that represents individuality and freedom, systems that suppress those qualities simply won't cut it anymore. At the time of the Pluto return, the oldest Neptune in Aquarius natives will be 24 years old, and the oldest Pluto in Sagittarius (another sign that is about freedom) natives will be 27 years old. These people will demand freedom from oppressive systems, just like how us Pluto in Scorpio natives (the oldest being 38 years old at the time of the Pluto return) demand the truth.

Less Programs- With everybody of working age having a Universal Basic Income, the rest of the safety net programs wouldn't have to exist outside of Medicare, which should be free for everyone (the doctors and nurses would all have Universal Basic Income, and would be getting higher wages for their services, so they'd be compensated very well). One program and one fixed wage for everyone would mean A LOT more simplicity.

Less Class Warfare- Right now, the middle class is declining rapidly, as a result of the wealth of select billionaires (Loch Brothers, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Soros, Walton Family, etc.) ballooning to a point where they can purchase every property in certain cities, which results in an extremely large poor and working class. This is an issue that needs correction, and needs to never happen again when it is fixed, and Universal Basic Income will prevent that from happening.

Less Crime- It's a fact that most crime occurs in low income neighborhoods. With everybody 18 and over having Universal Basic Income, low income neighborhoods will become high income neighborhoods, which will heavily reduce crime in those neighborhoods, making the people in those neighborhoods feel safer.

Better Working Conditions- With a Universal Basic Income for everyone, working conditions would need to be improved in order for people to justifiably work at places that historically have poor working conditions.

Because of these reasons, the positives far outweigh the negatives in regards to Universal Basic Income, which is why it needs to be implemented sooner rather than later, regardless of the fear of it from conservatives due to it being a "socialist" policy. The needs of humanity as a whole trump the need for some to have a higher status than others, which is another result of the divide and conquer scheme.

The Generations Series- An Analysis

Here are some very informative links I found on Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus generations:

While there are some differences (she calls Pluto Sagittarius/Neptune Aquarius the Millennials and Pluto Scorpio/Neptune Capricorn simply Generation Y, but her reasoning for this is really strong), her descriptions of all these generations hit home.

The Greatest Generation- My grandma was from this generation, and it describes that age group very well. Family oriented and patriotic, yet had a warm energy to her, like everybody else in that age group (Bob Barker, Ed McMahon, Chick Hearn, Jack Kemmon, Walter Matthau, Walter Cronkite, Betty White, etc.).

The Silent Generation- Don't know anybody from this group very well, but I have noticed that they're patriotic and family oriented like the Greatest Generation, yet not as warm, which coincides with Neptune in Virgo.

Baby Boomers- My mom (as are my aunts and uncles and my biological dad) is from this generation, and the description hits home. Very much in need of acknowledgment for their achievements, and the shadow side is extreme materialism (Boomers entered their prime during the Neptune in Capricorn materialism era). The refusal to step aside is also represented by the Boomers having the presidency or vice presidency since 1989 (Dan Quayle, Clinton/Gore, George W Bush, Joe Biden, Donald Trump... going on 30 years with the Boomers in charge!), and the following generation has had no power until Obama and Mike Pence.

Crisis Generation- From the people I know in this generation (mostly teachers), very accurate. Extremely service oriented to a fault, tend to be extremely organized and efficient, and often involved in athletics (male teachers). My high school classmates who had parents from this group were often involved in extra curricular activities, which ties in to how this group is often named "Generation Jones". The leftists in this generation tend to be extreme environmentalists as well.

Generation X- My three older cousins are from this group, as well as half of my high school teachers, and once again, extremely accurate. My two oldest cousins have Uranus in Libra, while the other one has Uranus in Sagittarius, yet all are relationship oriented to a fault, and my Gen X high school teachers treated me like an equal (Pluto in Libra). My best friend's mom is at the beginning of the Pluto in Libra generation, and is very relationship oriented and treats me like an equal as well, despite me not technically being a family member. Very accurate.

Generation Y- My generation, and once again, very accurate, especially with questioning the old ways. There clearly has to be more to life than being a wage slave until you're no longer useful to the elites, than voting for two sides of the same coin every four years (Democrats and Republicans), than going to church once a week where somebody tells you that you were born bad and thus need to give your personal power away in order to be "saved", etc. If you look at the logos of all the denominations of Christianity and the books of the evangelists on TV, you'll see Illuminati symbolism, just like you'll find on the dollar bills, corporation logos, sports team logos, campaign signs of politicians, etc. Many from my generation, including myself, don't understand the appeal of the current, yet outdated, way of life, when it's clear that it's all there to control the masses and prevent humanity from achieving true enlightenment. And dabbling into occult subjects, like astrology and numerology (which Christianity labels a sin and the work of Satan, which would mean that if the church isn't lying, that SATAN created us, as I can clearly see the signs of everybody I know in their personalities), is one of the only ways to get this knowledge as it's THAT hidden.

Millennials- I know a select few from this group, and like usual, it describes them perfectly. This generation is very energetic and eccentric, and freedom is a necessity for them.

World Changers- Too young to display full characteristics yet.

Once again, it is extremely important to know about the outer planets and their roles, just as much as it is to know about the inner planets and ascendant, as they define the roles (Pluto), dreams (Neptune), and rebellious nature (Uranus) of entire groups of people, so knowledge of these astrological placements could weaken or even end the generational feuds, which is why they're not promoted in the mainstream (divide and conquer). The culture of the times is represented by Neptune (Neptune in Scorpio is the drug culture, Neptune in Sagittarius is the Jesus Movement, Neptune in Capricorn is the materialism culture, Neptune in Aquarius is the technology culture, Neptune in Pisces is the spirituality culture) and the theme of the times is represented by Pluto (Pluto in Libra resulted in liberal divorce laws, legalized abortion, and people wanting a "good guy" as president after the Watergate scandal, Pluto in Scorpio was the birth of AIDS, destroying the concept of free sex, Pluto in Sagittarius was 9/11 and 7/7/05, revealing the truth about organized religion and changing world travel forever, Pluto in Capricorn is the exposing of the corruption involving big business and government), and even trends in the entertainment industry are a result of the outer planets' influence (Pluto in Virgo/Neptune in Scorpio was Motown, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, girl groups, and classic rock, Pluto in Libra/Neptune in Sagittarius was arena/progressive rock, disco, and new wave, Pluto in Scorpio/Neptune in Capricorn was hair bands, heavy metal, Grunge, and Gangsta rap while being known for the sitcom boom, Pluto in Sagittarius/Neptune in Aquarius was boy bands, Bubblegum Pop, Nu Metal, and emo music while being known for reality TV). Knowledge of the influence of the outer planets would help everybody understand how and why the world works the way it does.