A total re-building program for infrastructures.

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The decline of mankind, especially the spiritual decline, is continuing and only a completely new beginning, which includes a refurbishment of the surface of the earth, will bring revival. Read more:

It is our aim as men to liberate ourselves out of matter and become again pure spirit beings, as we have been before the fall. And because we have been given spirit and intellect it is also to be expected that we use these gifts and find out why we are here and then act accordingly.

It is about striving for spiritual things and therefore work on our soul, and it is therefore also about not to succumb to the urge for matter.

We seek God and his kingdom and then everything else will be given to us. And that means that when we strive spiritually we do not need to worry about material things. And when the material things come and we have them, then we enjoy them, but we do not let them imprison us, and we particularly do not strive after them. And we use the material things to serve our fellow human beings.

This is actually a system of economics that works perfectly, for everyone who implements it in praxis and has implemented into praxis. It is an economic system.

Today I read an article which has actually nothing to do with spiritual aspects and even nothing with any teachings from the Bible.

It is about growth criticism and the criticism makes sense and is also a criticism of material addiction. This website deals extensively with the time of the end. It will be an important aim of Antichrist to use this addiction to matter to pursue his aims, and this is already expressed in the conflict of economic political aims between Obama and Merkel. Obama wants grows and the boost of the economy through government help and Merkel thinks this to be destructive and stands for solid budgeting.

In the article a re-building program for infrastructure is demanded and it is one the demands which sound quite radical, but when one has a look at end time prophecies then this re-building of infrastructure is really radical, because it will be a total re-building.

The article points out many shortcomings of our world and suggests some solutions, but the decline of mankind, especially the spiritual decline, is continuing and only a completely new beginning, which includes a refurbishment of the surface of the earth, will bring revival.

I bring here some extracts from the article I read today:

 

Niko Paech

The Oldenburg economist Niko Paech is a radical growth critic. And he sets an example of what he preaches.

The lecture theatre is completely full with young and old people. They fill the hall in the economic science faculty of the University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

The 51 year old scientist from Oldenburg was before introduced as "best known post growth economist of Germany." "When one enters the word with Google then Niko Paech is the first hit", says a young woman of the organisation sneep, the "student network for economic and enterprise principles", which invited the North German.

What he has to say is a full reckoning with the prevailing economic and society system based on growth, with the global prosperity model, with everyday life in Germany. It is a system which is just based on the plundering of nature and comes to its end with the looming shortage of important resources. His little book is named Befreiung vom Überfluss (Liberation from Affluence) in which he compresses his provoking theses.

Paech is one of the view of his guild who dare to question growth in principle, and the in all respects praised green economy and the green new deal propagated by the Greens he also pulls to pieces. Paech castigates "efficiency myths" just as the idea of more education is a chance for "good growth". "Also education leads to new products, which rumble life and destroy the environment."

It is the second appearance of Paech in Ingolstadt. Many people had not found a seat at the first time and abused the organizer. That is why he came again, he says. The man is in demand. "Last year I gave about 80 lectures. But that is only a quarter or a fifth of the requests." As a rule he refrains from royalties. "I only have the costs reimbursed."

With his theses Paech hits the nerve of the time. Growth criticism is en vogue since the outbreak of the finance crisis, although many governments seek at the same time for ideas for even more growth. Paech then also complains about the increasing lack of perspective. "The controversy between macro economy orientated by supply and demand brings nothing", says Paech. "They only fight over the way. But the base line to induce further growth and to maintain the progress model based on de-limiting, none of the two schools question."

Among economists, which often appear to be dry, Paech is a genuine limelight hog.

Paech’s success secret is not only his ability to prepare economic connections understandably and amusingly, but also his personal credibility. When he emphasizes in his lectures the necessity to consume less, he comes to talk about his jacket. "I bought that on the flea market and had it fitted at a tailor’s that does alterations." So he can convincingly praise the clearing out of life from "prosperity scrap" as ultimate gain of freedom.

Paech has never yet sat in a plane, owns neither mobile phone nor car nor house of his own, is a vegetarian.

"Renunciation to buy he takes seriously without appearing to be strange", says Angelika Zahrnt, honorary chairman of the federation for environment and nature protection. That goes down well with young people.

The man has what it takes to be a cult figure, an economy guru.

Since 2008 he represents the chair of production economy and environment at the Oldenburg Carl von Ossietzky University.

Although he admires the former hardliner Jürgen Trittin, he has quickly said goodbye to left ideas, says Paech. "Such theories always project the problems upon structures and systems. For me that was away from reality of life." Also in lectures he insists on not being a Marxist.

That however changes little of the radicalism of his criticism, which also does not stop before his own people.

… he wrote under the heading Save the world from world saviours a philippic in which he calls a "well-paid sustainable smart set" to account, which demands ecological consciousness, but in its own, energy hungry life praxis it removes itself further and further from it.

During his lecture in Ingolstadt his listeners downrightly hang on his every word. His razor-sharp analyses fascinate. With the practical part it gets somewhat restless in the hall. Paech now explains how mankind could come out of the environment and meaning crisis: more settledness, relinquishment of industrial production and more personal contribution, common use of goods, strengthening of regional markets, regional money systems, dismantling of ecologic harmful subsidies, radical reduction in working hours and redistribution, re-building programs for infrastructures. He summarizes everything in the formula: As regional as possible, as global as necessary.

 

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