“Listen to me, General!” (Part 6, Rights and Limitations of Ownership vis-à-vis Property Under Public Trust)


October 8, 2006

Agenda Item 6: Rights and Limitations of Ownership vis-à-vis Property Under Public Trust

With the disappearance of money an adjustment must be made to the traditional perception of ownership rights.

For instance Mr. Bill Gates owns and operates Microsoft. He is also the General Manager of the company. It gives him the right to arrange the labour force within as he sees fit and the right to exchange old, outdated and worn production machinery and replace it with new, more reliable and faster machines. When the time comes that he wishes to retire, he divests himself of the company and seeks an activity in life which would give him greater satisfaction and more pleasure than running Microsoft.

Now, the word “divest” has several meanings: to “sell off” does no longer apply, for there is no money for him to receive in exchange. The meanings we are looking for is to “deprive”, “dispossess”, “free”, or “rid.” “Dispossess” or “free” would be most fitting in Mr. Gates’ case. And here he would have two choices: he can either locate a competent man or woman from within or outside of his organization, or place his company on a government-run bulletin board, where officials would then look for a suitable person in his stead. The right Mr. Gates does not have is to send all employees home and tell the fire department to burn his buildings down with all the equipment in it.

When he decided to “divest”, his company became property of public trust. Therein lies the limitation of ownership right.

By the same token let’s assume Mr. Gates lives in a mansion. His ownership right is to live there for as long as it pleases him. Should he ever come to conclude the place is too big for him to look after and keep clean and tidy, again, he has two options. He can either find someone himself whom he can trust to enjoy and look after it, or let an official from the government do it for him by listing his property on a public bulletin board as – not “for sale”, but being “vacant” or “available”. The officials then in turn would in a responsible manner look for a new “owner” with ability to enjoy his mansion by keeping it neat and tidy and always in a good state of repair.

If Mr. Gates then cannot locate a bungalow suitable to him by himself among those advertised by other owners as being “available”, then he should search through the listings kept up to date by officials from government and perhaps find a residence suitable to his liking in size and location, either “new” or “previously owned.” Either way, both, his company and home temporarily became “properties under public trust.”

I have a preferred auto mechanic by the name of “Mike.” I saw him struggle building up his own automobile repair shop, and he succeeded because he is good at what he does and rips no customers off. If Mike prefers to run and operate the auto repair bays at Canadian Tire instead, because that position is advertised on a bulletin board as being “available” and finds it more attractive to him, then he owes it to his clients to find a replacement for his small shop or put it up on a board as being “available.” Since the impact of a possible closure of his “business” on the general public is not severe, unlike that of Mr. Gates’ “business,” Mike could also close his shop, and give his hoists and equipment away to someone else who has a purpose for it. And in that manner life goes on under more relaxed and enjoyable conditions than having to worry about invoices, paperwork, debts, accounting, utility bills, tax collectors, lawyer fees and profit considerations.

A first step of entry into paradise has been taken, giving all a mere taste of much more glorious things to come. Joshua wrote about money 2200 years ago, and said:


“Worrying about money will make you lose weight and lose sleep. Worrying about business will keep you from sleeping just as surely as a serious illness does. Rich people work hard to make a lot of money; then they sit back and live in luxury.

“Poor people work hard and have nothing to show for it, and when they rest, they are still poor. No one who loves money can be judged innocent; his efforts to get rich have led him into sin. Many have been ruined because of money, brought face to face with disaster.

Money is a trap for those who are fascinated by it, a trap that every fool falls into.

“A person who gets rich without sinfully chasing after money is fortunate. Do you know anyone like that? If so, we will congratulate him for performing a miracle that no one else has ever been able to do. If anyone has ever passed this test, he can be well proud.

"Has anyone ever known that he could get away cheating someone, and not take advantage of it? If so, he deserves his wealth and everyone will praise him for his generosity.”

(End quote)

 (Published out of my “Global Agenda” from 2006 to show how much we missed out on in our task to raise the people’s consciousness up toward a better understanding of what a paradisaical order is like and how to get there. There still is time for a “Global Reset” for as long as I am still around to give guidance.)

Updated Oct 26, 2020, 9:44 pm and January 28, 2021