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To: AM-GLOBAL
From: “Phoenix Deva”
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:42:19 -0700
Subject: Prout: Expel Outsiders

BABA

“Áloke sna’ta’nande-smit e prabha’t jeno prabhu sha’shvat hayo…” (PS
2649)

Purport:

Baba, by Your grace this dawn of Your auspicious birthday is saturated with effulgence and smiling in bliss– and it should remain so up to
eternity. In the horizon of my mind, Baba, by Your grace Your effulgence should remain radiant. Since ages I have been sitting in meditation in the hope of Your advent.Baba, today You have fulfilled my longing. Your gracious compassion has satisfied my longing.
Baba, by Your grace this showering of Your karuna should go on and on up to eternity, age after age. It was known to me that You reside eternally in my mind. But, today You have advented and expressed Yourself in a beautiful and charming way. By Your grace, I understand that the tale of this divine liila has no end. Baba, by Your grace this dawn of Your auspicious birthday is saturated with effulgence and smiling in bliss, and it should remain so up to eternity…

== PROUT: EXPEL OUTSIDERS ==

Namaskar,
Warning: No one should be scared or fearful about the heading of this
letter; this is one of our essential Prout policies which Baba has
discussed in numerous discourses.

Tragically, the rapid spread of outsiders– both capitalist exploiters
and floating laborers– has become a critical issue that severely
threatens the peace and security of each and every country, region,
state, city, town, and village throughout this earth.

At present, everyone is affected by this. So we should all pay heed and
be prepared to wave the flag of Prout on this burning issue.

BABA’S EXAMPLE IN INDIA (PART 1)

Back in the 80’s, Baba boldly pioneered the the ma’rwa’dii bhaga’o
movement (‘Expel Ma’rwa’diis’) in India because this vaeshayan (i.e
capitalist) community of Rajasthan was doing business all around India
and exploiting local people to the bone wherever they went. The
ma’rwa’diis created their industries, exploited local resources, got
cheap labor, stepped on or ignored local workers, sold products for huge
profit, and then invested their money in other regions. All along they
never identified themselves with where they were living. Just they moved
to an area and learned the language with the sole intention of
ruthlessly exploiting that place for their own financial gain. Finally,
Baba made the battle cry ma’rwa’dii bhaga’o (expel ma’rwa’diis) in order
to empower local people. The movement became so intense that even some
“margiis” who were ma’rwa’diis got reacted and left AM entirely. Because
Baba was applying maximum pressure to set the wheels of Prout in motion
and put forth the dharmic example that outside exploiters are not
welcome in a community.

And still this problem with the ma’rwa’diis and other outside capitalist
exploiters is going on today all over the world. So we should pay heed
to Baba’s teaching: ‘Expel outside exploiters’. Let this be our slogan.

Then of course there is the other angle to the issue…

BABA’S EXAMPLE IN INDIA (PART 2)

…it is not just the outside exploiters that create hell for local
people. No doubt outside capitalists are true criminals, but another
thorn in the side of local people is the issue of floating laborers.
They are outside people who move to an area and take jobs away from
local people.

Baba says, “As examples we may cite Howrah, Hooghly, Parganas and
Burdwan in West Bengal. Most of the manual labourers in these districts
are outsiders, hence the local people will never experience a good
standard of living.” (PE)

So this is the other half of the problem. People who move to an area
just for the sake of getting work sets off an imbalance in that area
that starves the local people.

The practice of floating labor markets then must also not be tolerated
or allowed to happen.

PROUT’S STAND AGAINST THIS PROBLEM

AND THE RIGHTS OF LOCAL PEOPLE

This dual issue around the globe of– outside capitalist exploiters and
floating laborers– undermines local people everywhere. Yet Prout’s
stand is in support of local populations and takes a bold position
against this economic injustice which is scouring each and every corner
of the earth.

Baba says, “PROUT always stands for the cause of exploited people,
irrespective of race, nation, religion etc., and always opposes all
types of exploitation. But as poverty is the main problem in the world
today, PROUT gives top priority to opposing economic exploitation, as
this affects the livelihood and existence of the people.” (PNS-13)

Thus when it comes to outside capitalist exploiters and floating
laborers we should be keen to the problem as well as the solution. And
we should be aware of the rights of the local people– they should be
guaranteed 100% employment as well as a healthy percentage of the
profits that are made from local resources. Thus, a measly hourly wage
is not sufficient for their compensation. In total, local people must be
in control of all all socio-economic affairs of their samaj and be
instrumental in all policy decisions thus giving them a strong voice
regarding all financial and business concerns in their area: From use of
resources to the method of production to sales and profits etc. That is
Baba’s mandate.

A PERVASIVE PROBLEM ALL AROUND THE GLOBE

Unfortunately the problem of outside exploiters and floating labor
market is a burgeoning issue– nearly every country is involved in one
way or another. So local people around the globe are getting marginalised.

US capitalists have jumped into China to produce & ship goods all over
the world thereby exploiting the Chinese labor force; in turn overseas
overseas Chinese have scoured SE Asia in order to build huge profits;
British and American interests have long exploited India and continue to
do so; in turn, Indian vaeshyas have made Africa their economic stomping
grounds where they exploit the resources and labor of Africa for their
own gain; the Germans and other Europeans have done the same in South
America; and indeed this type of outside capitalist exploitation is a
major feature of today’s global economy. Every player does it.

And side by side, various labor forces are constantly moving to places
where they can get work and take jobs away from local people. These
floating labor markets are not as devious and cunning as outside
capitalist exploiters, but at the same time their ways cannot be
appreciated or tolerated as they are undermining local people.

Such is the case with the bulk of the Hispanic workforce which has
immigrated to the US. They are taking all the jobs away from locals.
Just like the North Africans who have flooded Europe, Indians who have
moved to the US or London, Nicaraguans who have gone to Costa Rica. The
problem is rampant: People move to an area solely to get a job and take
employment away from locals who comprise the true population of an area.

THREATENS PEACE AND SECURITY ALL AROUND

The above policies and instances of outside exploiters and floating
labors create economic injustice and social unrest. Where overseas
Chinese capitalists go they are attacked by furious locals and in turn
they retaliate and harm those locals– physically or economically. Same
is the case with British capitalists in South Africa, American
industrialists in Bangladesh, and all outside exploiters everywhere.
Tensions are growing day by day…

…and as the food crisis and economic fallout multiplies, there will be
more fighting and rioting in the streets.

Likewise, members of the floating workforce are getting attacked on
their way to their jobs because locals are angry about having their
livelihood taken away from them.

Here there is no need to describe in full all these events because they
are prevalent everywhere– at least in seed form. And soon this type of
fighting will be systemic and create pandemonium everywhere, if bold
steps are not taken quickly the remedy the situation.

And only Prout can solve this nasty crisis.

WHO IS ALLOWED TO MOVE INTO AN AREA

To solve this issue, Prout advocates that local people should be in
charge of their own economies. And here Baba gives more insight as to
who is a ‘local person’. Anyone of any nationality can become a local
person in any region so long as their cultural and financial interests
coincide with those of that area.

Baba says, “Local people are those who have merged their individual
socio-economic interests with the socio-economic interests of the
socio-economic unit they live in. Clearly, this concept of local people
has nothing to do with physical complexion, race, caste, creed, language
or birth place. The fundamental issue is whether or not each person or
family has identified their individual socio-economic interests with the
collective interests of the concerned socio-economic unit. Those who
have not done so should be branded as outsiders.” (PE)

Thus the day when capitalist outsiders and floating labor groups can
conduct business anywhere they like is an outdated concept and it must
not be tolerated. That is one of main ills of today’s economic scene.

And if not stopped peacefully through Proutistic policy making, then
verily we are going to the spilling of blood on each and every street
corner. Due to financial hardship and the strangling of local
communities, social upheaval will result.

In a nutshell to solve this issue, outsiders of all types must be
expelled. Investors must keep their financial dealings within their
local area and (floating) laborers must be given scope to work in their
hometown. That means, samajas must be identified and encouraged to
become economically self-sufficient. So Prout alone can bring relief to
the people– all people.

BABA’S BLESSING

By Baba’s grace capitalism is now on its last legs– but turning the
corner into a Proutistic society will not be an easy job, nor a
bloodless one if we are not careful. Scarcities of essential commodities
combined with economic exploitation will lead the common people to
retaliate in the streets. Following Baba example, we are to preach and
teach the slogans of Prout.

Baba says, “PROUT is the panacea for the integrated progress of human
society.” (AFPS-9)

Namaskar,
Phanindra

Note: A FEW OF BABA’S TEACHINGS ON THIS MATTER

Baba says, “The problem of a floating population and immigrant labour
will not occur in the cooperative system, as cooperative members will
have to be local people. Floating labourers should have no right to be
cooperative members – migratory birds have no place in cooperatives – as
they can disturb a whole economy. Howrah district, for example, produces
sufficient crops in a season to feed the local people for seventeen
months, but due to immigrant labour the produce is consumed in six and a
half months. The elimination of the floating population will also
protect the social life of the cooperative from the possibility of
adverse social influences.” (PNS-14)

Baba says, “The first principle of decentralized economy is that all the
resources in a socio-economic unit should be controlled by the local
people. In particular, the resources which are required to produce the
minimum requirements must be in local hands, and all the industries
based on these resources will have to be controlled entirely by the
local people. Local raw materials must be fully utilized to produce all
kinds of commodities necessary for the economic development of a
socio-economic unit.” (PNS-21)

Baba says, “Local people must be employed in local economic enterprises.
Unless the local people are fully employed in the local economy,
unemployment can never be solved. Local people should determine the
quantum of minimum requirements and the basic policies connected with
their own economic well-being. If this principle is followed the problem
of outside interference in the local economy will not arise at all.” (PE)

Baba says, “The indigenous capitalist class, who were in collusion with
the Britishers, usually brought in labourers and managers from outside
the local area to disrupt the local economy and make it amenable to
their control. The English language was imposed on local people, and the
British administration went to great lengths to train up tens of
thousands of Indian clerks in the English system of education to ensure
British cultural dominance of the Indian economy.” (AFPS-9)

Baba says, “For economic democracy is that outsiders must be strictly
prevented from interfering in the local economy. The outflow of local
capital must be stopped by strictly preventing outsiders or a floating
population from participating in any type of economic activity in the
local area.” (PNS-21, ‘Economic Democracy’)

Baba says, “Local people are defined as those who have merged individual
socio-economic interests with the socio-economic interests of the
socio-economic unit they live in. The primary consideration is whether
or not people have merged their individual interests with their
socio-economic unit, regardless of their colour, creed, race, mother
tongue, birthplace, etc. Those who earn their livelihood in a particular
socio-economic unit but spend their earnings in another socio-economic
unit should be considered as outsiders or non-local people, as this
practice is not in accordance with the interests of the socioeconomic
unit in which they are employed. It results in the drainage of the
capital necessary for the continued growth of that unit and undermines
its economic development.” (PNS-13)

Baba says, “Capitalists, in either their singular or collective forms,
are the most pernicious economic exploiters today. All over the world
they are continually exploiting local economies and draining their
wealth. In nearly all cases the profits they accrue are spent outside
the local area and remitted to outside stockholders and parent
companies. An essential measure to control this economic exploitation is
that the speculative markets in all countries of the world should be
closed down immediately.” (PNS-13)

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One Should Always Remember

Baba says, “However little one’s capacity might be, if one constantly
remembers that Parama Purus’a is always with him or her, that they are
in the closest contact with Parama Purus’a, they will be able to do
everything. They are not as small as they think themselves to be. And as
long as they remember this closest association with Him, they can do
much more than ordinary human beings. When this idea becomes permanently
established in their minds, they become great. This is why no one should
be disappointed or depressed in any circumstances; let everyone
constantly perform great deeds, remembering that the flow of their
capacity is coming from Parama Purus’a, and thus they can do
everything.” (AFPS-3, p. 62)
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