Hope: The Feeling That Something Desired Is Possible.

Allegorical personification of Hope: "Hop...
Allegorical personification of Hope: “Hope in a Prison of Despair” by Evelyn de Morgan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted November 24, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Can there be a general, over-arching statement which sums up what the majority of the human race desires? I suppose the statement would have to do with noble concepts like peace, generosity, sharing, respect, and brotherhood. Perhaps the words contained in the preamble to the United Nations Charter, “to practice tolerance and live with one another as good neighbors” would suffice.

And what exact level of importance, if any, can be attributed to the human quality called hope, a feeling that desires are possible to meet and create? Is there any way that human desires regarding better living conditions for all people on Earth are affected by the sum total of this thing called hope – in the lives of every man, woman, and child in the world? Assuming that hope is a feeling associated with possibility, is hope the prerequisite feeling (or belief) that is necessary before any action(s) are taken to bring about the conditions which are desired?

My guess is that most men and women who write on their blogs want to communicate in such a way that a desired human condition, or conditions, becomes reality. Now, one can reasonably assert that men and women who write, perform music with a certain message, or any of the many forms of communicating, have a feeling, the hope, that their communications will in fact help to bring about a desired reality.

Then, we can ask ourselves if, absent such a feeling of hope, any man or woman would even try to communicate. Absent the inner feeling or belief that a new or better world is possible there would be no effort exerted by an individual to help, in small or large, partially informed or greatly informed ways, create such a possible world.

Philosophy is defined as, “study of truths underlying being and knowledge.” Of all the billions of words devoted to the philosophical is there reason to believe, feel, or hope, that a world where all people acknowledge the highest truth contained in the statement made by the man called Jesus, “this is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you”, is possible?

I believe, feel, and hope that such a world is possible.

For whatever reasons, my writings have come to focus on conditions and situations on Earth which have been kept hidden away from the people – private central banking, GMO foods, reasons for war and killing, as well as the personal, internal aspects of spirituality. Perhaps through writing men and women come to a point where a percentage of the motives for writing and communicating is for self-awareness and growth, while part of the motivation is sharing any discovery with others.

Writing could be viewed as both a personal and shared journey through the inner worlds of thought, a journey focused on arriving at a place where one can identify truth, knowledge, and possible, positive actions leading to a better world. A world of human material and spiritual evolution where the problems of Earthly existence – war, greed, hate, separation thinking, ego-based systems on both the personal and collective levels, lack of reverence for all life forms, and all the other problems which cause dis-ease, can become dealt with in the best ways that human thinking can muster.

My first awareness of the historical realities of banking and money creation came with watching Bill Still’s documentary “The Secret of Oz“. Without going into a long essay about the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and Bank for International Settlements, let me just say that money creation should be in the power of the people as a whole, not in the hands of the very few. Nations around the world should choose to create their own money/currency without interest or debt, thereby experiencing the highest level of human freedom possible.

The reason why issues surrounding international finance, wealth inequality, and national debts owed to private central banks, along with austerity measures leading to negative situations for a great many people around the world, are highly important is that these issues are the most consequential. I have advocated for abolishment of private central banks and establishment of national, state, and county public banks operating as a public utility, based on models such as the Bank of North Dakota. The American people, for that matter the people of any nation, do not need privately owned central bank involvement in their nations’ monetary affairs.

A little known fact is that the founders of America fought to break way from the British colonial system for financial freedom, to take monetary power and place it in the hands of all people, not just a select wealthy few. A select wealthy few control money creation and the quantity of money today. Public banking would resolve this unfortunate imbalance.

So, I found the following video of Mark Novitsky appearing on Russia Today (RT), where he shares his experiences. This is the first interview of Mr. Novitsky I have listened to. I will say that I agree with his sentiments regarding accountability and responsibility, facing punishment for crimes committed, for those in the financial sector whose frauds and corrupt activities led to the 2008 economic crisis. His words about how unfortunate it is that Barack Obama and Eric Holder have not grasped that “crime expands the more we tolerate it” are right to the point.


Perhaps Mr. Novitsky’s interview will, to some small or large extent, increase your hope, feeling, and belief in what is humanly possible.

(Video source: RT – YouTube)


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