Historically speaking, change has usually been defined “For us” in the lines of the Revolution, hypocritical politicians, and misinformation of the Corporate media. And, as long as the consumers were kept well fed, few seemed to notice or care that the change for the “better” was being applied to an ever decreasing minority, while the change for “the worse” was being levied on the ever increasing majority. Point being: that which we have in the past defined as “change” was not real change, because as a whole, nothing changed, it just got worse; we have not Evolved, and this is a fact backed-up by the Present physical reality of this planet and all its inhabitants. Now, we have begun the process on the path to be and become Real Change, that which is best for All, Evolution.
It's interesting how when something bad happens to us, we'll take to the streets to protest and demand change; yet when the bad falls upon someone else, we all too often just ignore. Take for example the austerity measures (read deletion of wealth) currently being imposed in various places throughout the world. The people in the streets, the ones who are now directly affected by an abusive system are in large-part the same ones who once ignored. Where were they/we when the same abuse was happening to our counterparts on the other side of the world; nowhere to be found because with ignorance comes hope that as long as we don't look at the bad, it may just pass us by, or so we pray. Then suddenly when we least expect it, the badness comes crashing through our doors, and just like that we're out on the streets. Angrily, we demand and plead for our rights. But it's too late because just as we once ignored the plight/rights of others, so to will ours now be ignored, not as punishment, but as a last resort so that we may finally understand the shoes of another.
Notice how the phrase, “4.8 billion people living at or below the poverty line...” apparently/probably (as with me) doesn't really affect you. This is because we're not yet one of the ever-increasing majority living/surviving/dying at or below the poverty line; it's out of sight, so it's out of mind, and this is the way the current system is designed to hide the negative. You see, the System doesn't want you to see what's really going on, because if you really understood what was happening behind the scenes, you might actually stand up, demand and become real Change. From just about any Internet-chart showing the widening wealth gap, it's clear that it's just a matter of time before the size of the forgotten masses becomes so large that ignorance will no longer be possible. Anarchy and chaos will likely ensue, as segments of the system come crashing down.
Hope will not turn this world around; us taking self-responsibility for all that is here will. Remember that we are the system; we are everything that is here, so we also have the ability/responsibility to change what is here. Prevention in the form of immediate action, NOW is our best option, and here we are uniquely suited to use our imaginations to place ourselves in the shoes of another, and then do for them/All what you would have done unto and for you if you were standing in their shoes. Stand and Support Equal Money.
In every Right is Responsibility. What are our current abilities? Recalling the image we constructed in our imagination of the World System, it is perhaps clear that the action/inaction of each person, influences all individually and as a whole, and nowhere is this more clearly represented than in the flow or currency of Money. Think of it like this: if the whole is composed of three equal points, yourself (A) and two others (B and C), your view/perspective of yourself, B and C as the whole is going to be defined and determined by your-self and the other two. By drawing money/relationship lines from each point to each other (to form a triangle), we see that whatever each point does or doesn't do (with or for Money), equally defines and thus determines the shape/nature of the whole; hence one's Ability to participate "in the decision-making process" is also one's Responsibility to participate.
A challenge or small change we might consider, is to each time we purchase something, Consider the impact of the money that we spend. Trace the relationship lines as far down as your imagination will go, and simply estimate how that purchase is defining/determining the nature of the whole; herein we begin to see how every cent we spend, indeed has an impact. I (as A) am the consumer; B is the producer, and C is the nine-year-old child working 16 hours a day in B's Bangladesh sweatshop. Now, do I really need a new shirt?
It's late in the Day; yet we do still have a window of opportunity. Thanks to technology, especially the Internet as the Global Mind, we are able to unite from near and afar, making Equal Money an Internet accessible project in which one is able to be both monitor and participant. The political legitimacy to implement Real Evolutionary change – change for the betterment of All – will not come from the Government above, nor will it suddenly materialize because we are in the moral right. No one can give us the self-governing traits of self honesty/responsibility in equality for and as what is best for all; we must become it. One's responsibility is always just a matter of taking the next step, and as always the opportunity is right Now.