International Relations And Currency
By: Marcus Perriello | Our Voice Contributor
From hunting and gathering tribes all the way up to today’s multinational corporations and government diplomacy, humans have always dealt with and relied on interaction between themselves and others. Though humanity endured a millennia of landmass separation and cultural divides, different groups must still face the reality of having to share one world. Despite most of these barriers having been successfully navigated and mapped out, there still remains the notion that we as a species are doomed to fight forever over limited physical resources.
This has led to the continuous cycle of domestic and international diplomacy… and war. This is proof that while we may have all the knowledge and tools needed to create a better future for all people, our thought process generally takes more time to catch up to the continuous changes in societal behavior.
Societies have tried so hard for so long throughout history to learn from the past, tend to the present, and prepare for the future. Often the results of their labor shows just how easy and subtle it is to allow present conditions to lure discussions into putting past lessons and future prospects on hold, as many today have come to call it, “kicking the can down the road.”
As we go back and look at all the examples that prove this, we notice that there are very few examples that stand out. Those that have stood the test of time do so by tending to all three tenses at once. One example is the Christian Church. Lessons from the past (The Bible), tending to the present (accepting God into one’s heart and Jesus as the savior), and prospects for the future (living a positive and loving life in order to be welcomed into the kingdom of heaven). The Christian Church is the one physical institution that has lasted, in one form or another, as long as it has and in most cases is still going strong.
Everything else about society changes according to changes in the surrounding conditions. These conditions are never the same for any two people, let alone any two groups of people. This makes international relations a rather muddy and murky endeavor littered with nuances that can shift the entire premise of a given situation and therefore alter the importance and purpose of the discussion. Three areas of importance to all societies determine the motives and severity of their purpose for engaging in relations with another: Territory. Security. Respect. One thing ties these three key areas together: Trade.
Due to the multiple forms of currency around the world, international relations is immediately that much more complicated. Differences in history and culture make navigating this terrain difficult and has historically led to varying degrees of conflict. Even today, as the U.S. Dollar loses its trading power over time, other countries are looking for alternative ways to conduct trade to buffer themselves against the possible collapse of the US Dollar. Most notably is the emergence of the crypto-currency, such as Bitcoin.
Just like all other forms of fiat currency, crypto-currency is a man-made concept that can be manipulated in an infinite number of ways because it is still controlled by people with agendas. The problem with crypto-currencies is that they are virtually baseless and don’t allow for the inclusion of those who still hold to the age-old trading practice of the physically tangible. Yet all throughout the world, virtual currency is on the rise as other currencies falter. In the process, we see different reactions to the same situation as we continue to consume natural resources without a real strategy to get ourselves off of destroying our environment rather than strengthening it.
Some countries are addressing resource issues with Green and Renewable Energy plans. Others use resource conservation – which unfortunately leads to civil unrest and subsequent migration of the more desperate. This shifting of populations increases tensions among the affected nations because it puts a bigger strain on their resources and territories. It also, depending on the individual, undermines the respect for those nations. This situation is usually met with severe consequences if it is not addressed more constructively so that neither nation is compromised to a given degree. Here is where Resolution H2O comes in.
Regardless of the nuances of international relations, the 5 pillars of life (Food, Clothing, Shelter, Education, Healthcare) are what links us all as a species, both directly and indirectly. As all five of these areas are duly satiated, everything else that separates us becomes benign, allowing for a healthier, happier, more mutually cooperative attitude and thus reduces more and more as time goes on the incentive for war. Laws, regulation and oversight only go so far before they are perverted into a corrupt platform of platitudes and talking points designed to deceive. Convincing those who have the most power into believing they are powerless in order to ensure the wealth and power concentration to those with the most ambition and highest degree of ruthlessness.
The Hydrodollar system tackles this issue through the core area of a given civilization (trade) by using that which is responsible for the existence of life (water) as the platform which supports a society’s currency. Because water is needed for all five of life’s pillars, it is by default the most valued and invaluable resource on this planet. Through our burning of fossil fuels and ever increasing rate of deforestation, our planet’s fresh water supply is depleting. More vegetation means more fresh water. More fresh water means more resources.
Using this natural cycle, we can get away from fossil fuels and allow forests to grow back again and still maintain a high standard of living. Not only does this strengthen ties with other countries by increasing the supplies available for trade in order to feed, house and clothe more people, but it opens the door for new opportunities as we steer farther and farther away from endless war and environmental destruction. As opposed to invading other countries that are rich in oil, we can use the Hydrodollar system to simplify global trade. The Hydrodollar uses the global water table and therefore is the same in intrinsic value throughout the world. This essentially makes the drive for national supremacy moot because it proves how all people are interconnected through that which is the fundamental basis for our existence.
We see, for example, that the United States views itself as the rightful sole superpower in the world. It’s unparalleled military presence is yet another example of a culture that has developed out of misguided notions and selfish ambition derived through ignorance, pride, and fear. Adopting the Hydrodollar system eliminates the incentive for all these things determining the narrative for the national direction, steering the U.S. instead towards a future of mutual cooperation and shared prosperity without the need for and endless war machine. The same applies to all nations because all nations are comprised of the same human species that require the same basic pillars of life.
All of this requires a total shift in not just our thought process, but a total change in the foundation that supports it. Most people would rather not be bothered with such a daunting task because they are too focused on the here and now, trying to get by. On the other hand, most people do react accordingly to the changing conditions around them, which is why implementing the Hydrodollar system is actually much easier and simpler than it might seem. The biggest hurdle is getting the necessary people who can actually implement it to not only become aware of the system, but to truly understand it.
As I noted in my last article, most people tend to think in terms of direction and hierarchy. Accumulation or depletion. Those with power and those without. In our current system, getting these people to notice something so monumental is rather like trying to swim to shore against a strong rapid current. Ultimately, that current plunges the messenger over a waterfall.
But what if we went around the current by not even jumping into the rapids in the first place? This is why Resolution H2O has been brought to the attention of average people from all over the world, mostly using social media and direct interaction. The goal is to reach that 1% of people who will ensure its implementation and let its effects spread from there; literally looking for the needles in the haystack. But as this initiative spreads across the globe, I’ve seen more people in the international community who readily understand this system: which is highly encouraging. While many I’ve spoken to here in the United States know about and appreciate this initiative, they don’t yet fully understand it and are still convinced that those in power will never permit its implementation.
There is one fundamental flaw in this notion. The rich and powerful are human beings just as we are, and therefore depend on the same 5 pillars of life that the rest of us do. This is what makes the Hydrodollar system so unique. It bypasses the superficial differences on all levels and speaks directly to the core of our being as a species, showing just how we are all interdependent to one degree or another and that one’s wealth or social status is ultimately irrelevant, as it is not us humans, but mother nature who truly calls the shots.
Everyone throughout the world already understands that we all depend on these five pillars regardless of territory or cultural nuances. Most just don’t bother to think about it in such detail, let alone articulate the matter. Creating awareness is the first step in ensuring this system’s implementation. Finding and acquiring active participants in this process is the subsequent step, which will take even longer as people slowly but surely begin to wrap their heads around such a different line of thinking. But doing nothing is far more devastating than starting slow and not seeing the results right away.
What’s great about this system is that even if our environment was an inch from becoming a total wasteland and humanity was literally on the brink of extinction, this system could still be implemented using the knowledge we have about our planet and over time, things would begin to improve. This is a system that can be implemented at any time under any circumstances, and the ensuing results, while they may vary depending on a multitude of natural and man-made factors, will ultimately be in a positive direction. All that’s needed is for more people all over the world to become aware of this system.
Understanding the functionality of the Hydrodollar Economy will lead to the strengthening of international relations as this system brings out that which unites… instead of emphasizing that which divides.