Develop Your Power

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Develop Your Power – A Poem by Argyro Toumazou

“Develop Your Power

Create – don’t react

Your thoughts are real powers

Your mind is a transmitter

You broadcast your thoughts

Your mind is a receiver

You receive ideas from all directions

You attract with magnetism

You retain the good magnets

You have a tower of control

You uphold your mind mechanism

Now you know all the laws

Of the thought and of the mind

All the gain is all yours

All the loss you scatter away

Your watchman at the gate

Guards you from mistaken impressions

You are a successful man

You have a successful woman

You cultivate your mind

You achieve your targets

You always think abundance

You express abundance

You keep from going backward

You always keep going forward

You are perfect and strong

You are loving and happy”

 

Argyro Toumazou

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Update 2014-08

‘Who did steal the people’s money?’ Do tell…

‘Who stole the people’s money?’ – This question comes from Thomas Nast’s cartoon in The New York Times after the outbreak of the Tammany Ring case in 1871.

This is only one of many examples of corruption due to the transferability of judges and one of the most monstrous. It arose from the squandering of public funds. This feat occurred with the complicity of the then temporary and transferable judges of the ‘State of New York’.

The entire New York bar was moved and protested actively against the continuation of a system that did not guarantee the proper administration of justice and resembled a perpetual threat against the interests of the citizens.

Without delay we were able to enjoy functionally independent and permanent courts as from 1876 under Article 83 of the ‘Ottoman Constitution’.*

However that was not a remedy once and for all times. New-fangled threats against our financial position make their appearance very often. As sovereignty in our island tends to diminish from both malevolent and benevolent motives we tend to pay inadequate attention to some vital institutions.

When we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff, only then we realize we are in a quite unsafe situation. One can cite many instances of theft of people’s money. Such had been the case with the failure of the stock exchange institution.

Now again, we rewrite an unprecedented crisis in our financial history. Even when we come to legal protection, we find out: we are gradually and persistently falling behind.

As long as contracting and property rights offer benefits and costs that may be fully internalized by participants in voluntary exchange, markets deliver outcomes that are socially rational.

However, when we come to the problem who can guarantee that players in voluntary exchange respect the institution of the market, we come to the paradox where it is individually rational to take advantage of the situation and not play by the rules, once the market is not protected by an external umpire who can ensure that its institutions are upheld and respected.

Individuals who find themselves in such a predicament realize they have no one else to blame but themselves for venturing into a highly risky environment.

The smooth operation of certain absolutely vital human institutions, such as fulfilment of contracts, the respect for mutual obligations and the preservation of property rights is facing severe setbacks.

This state of affairs does not contribute to the overcoming of our deep financial crisis but on the contrary encourages further corruption and mischief.

Governments employ taxation to pay for the umpire services which are public goods. Without such public goods social interaction tends to decline to anarchy or anomy.

Legal protection relies on decisions that conform to the law which we call just. While in the case of acts or decisions of the administrative authorities, we do not call them just, but lawful. In the contrary case, we call both decisions arbitrary.

Stealing people’s money is neither just nor lawful. While much has been said and done in the name of the welfare of society and social rights, very little attention has been paid to the regulatory part of the administration.

The regulatory administration is an equally indispensable part of a sovereign state: taking care of planning, acting together and ensuring the coordination, cooperation and organization of administrative units, it regulates the relations between them, prepares studies, plans and programs.

As the financial crisis takes momentum leading to further arbitrary outcomes, we are bound to wonder why the regulatory authorities did such a bad job.

Why they let the centre of gravity to be displaced. How they let the country’s financial equilibrium to be so badly disturbed. Such disturbance is a highly dangerous menace and a shock to our social order.

The natural consequence today is a social struggle to re-establish financial equilibrium and to ensure the minimum essential state functions. **

* See pages 86 and 88, ‘La Réforme Judiciaire’, Christodul J. Suliotis, 1890.

** See paragraph 14, ‘Polity and Cyprus’, Argyro Toumazou, 2012.

Beauty And Discord

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According to the myth, at the Gods’ party Eris threw a golden apple. All the goddesses, (Demeter, Hera, Artemis, Estia, Athena and Aphrodite) wanted to get the apple and they quarreled among themselves. Then Zeus sent Paristo make a judgment which goddess would get it.

Aphrodite appeared to his eyes the most beautiful among the goddesses and Paris offered the apple to her. The Gods’ party is the symbol of the ultra-mundane forces of the Lords.

The golden apple is the world, as the world by nature draws its existence from the opposites and that’s why it is said that the world is governed by discord.

Gods offer different gifts to the world, and that’s why they seem to quarrel for the apple. Paris is the symbol of the living soul; she lives and acts according to the commands of the senses. But the senses not being able to discern the other forces that exist in the world at a glance, she sees beauty, and for this reason offers the golden apple, the world, to Aphrodite.

Aphrodite, together with Apollo and Hermes bring harmony to the world in spite of the differences of each being. We see these puzzles and hidden indications in the statues of the gods. Apollo holds the guitar, while Aphrodite appears nude because beauty creates harmony as beauty is not hidden from those who seek her with their eyes.

Apollo and Aphrodite are among the primary rulers of the world. They encompass within them other secondary gods such as Asclepius emanating from Apollo and the Graces emanating from Aphrodite.

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