End slavery with a Guaranteed Livable Income:
change your life and everyone else's
by Stephanie Lovatt, March 2006
GLI is not a top down solution. It benefits the people on the very
bottom first. The people on the bottom have always been supporting
the people on the top by being kept in conditions where slavery could
flourish. That is their function.
Direct aid going to the people at the bottom.
An income in a person's hands makes it possible to work in the
community. Trade, take care of their children, grandchildren and
elders. It makes all the horrible reports from around the world on women, not be an
epitaph for women.
An income would shift the balance of power back to women and
communities. It would give women the power to refuse to have sex
with brutal men. Women would have to be totally included in all
matters of life and health.
The elders of the Mohawk Nation said in a statement recently, that
the violent overthrow of the materlinear traditional system of
rule by white governments has left native women disposessed,
vulnerable to attack and exploitation and has utterly destroyed
communities. This is evident in the number of women who are missing
without a trace throughout Canada. GLI would rightfully recognise
women's rights as mothers and grandmothers.
GLI would make a great meal out of the military budget.
GLI is not from the top down because those at the top will not surrender that sort of power willingly. GLI will only happen when
people want it to. If that sounds unreal, consider this. Are there
any circumstances under which you yourself would tolerate the murder
of innocent children and people. Would you do it for money? for
social position? for king and country perhaps. Is there any
circumstances at all that justify the murder of women and children.
Any politics or economics? No? Yet women and children are dying or
being murdered on the strength of the belief that the poor have no
right to live.
The only downside to world domination, it seems, is the masters responsibility to feed the slaves after the dust settles. Feeding the
slaves would eat up the profit though.
GLI is a recognition of slavery, class distinction, injustice, systemic violence and genocide of women. It is a rejection of
workhouses, poor houses, and extermination camps disguised as make
work projects. It recognises that the systemic underfeeding of
entire populations both in Canada and worldwide is supporting the
lifestyles of the overfed. It includes understanding that the unpaid
work of women is subsidising men's salaries everywhere. It is also
the recognition that thanks to the bully boys the entire world is
either traumatised or dying. That the poor bashing propaganda, that
the poor do it to themselves, is a lie and any government still
supporting this form of systemic violence should be charged with
crimes against humanity. Supporting GLI is a decision made on a personal
level as it presupposes that your life is going to change along with everyone elses.
Most of all, GLI acknowledges that men do not have the right to own
women to do with as they please. I believe that therein is the very
crux of the matter.