April 30, 2012, category: Actions
Coming soon: A world without work or money!
“While millions around the world celebrate an international ‘Labour Day’ on May 1, our members will celebrate and promote the impending end of labour instead,” said Australian resident Jarel Aymonier, leader of The Movement for Paradism and editor of www.paradism.org, in a statement released today.
Aymonier said the Paradism Movement, which envisions a world without work or money in the near future, was founded in 2009 by spiritual leader Rael, founder of the International Raelian Movement (IRM). One of the organization’s goals is to foster public awareness of the unnecessary enslavement people suffer by going to work every day.
According to Rael, the emergence of an ever more technologically advanced society will be a true paradise, one in which both human toil and money have been eliminated. He recently answered those who think of Paradism as a utopia with the following statement: “A utopia is, by definition, something that doesn't work. Does society today work the way it is? Clearly not. We are living today in a total utopia….”
“There is no reason to fall into poverty with the level of technology we have now,” Rael added. “In this era of technological progress, science should totally free human beings from the slavery of work, allowing them to devote themselves solely to personal fulfillment in a society that ensures that all needs will be met for free.”
“Our society of forced labour, in which everyone’s survival and quality of life depends on his or her work, is becoming obsolete and should soon be coming to an end,” Aymonier emphasized in today’s statement. “A new society without work and money is already possible if humanity relinquishes this way of thinking and decides to use our accelerating technological progress for everyone’s comfort rather than for the benefit of just a few.”
He said men should no longer have to do what machines can do.
“It’s unacceptable to keep people enslaved in jobs that can now be performed by computers or other machines,” he said. In fact, ‘Give the jobs to the machines and free the people’ will be one of the slogans used worldwide by Paradists, not only on Paradism Day but all year long.”
Further, replacement of men by machines to do necessary work doesn’t have to be at the expense of our quality of life, according to Aymonier.
“Workers already think their replacement by machines leads to more unemployment and poverty. But it doesn’t have to be that way if the machines are owned by the people! In fact, the gains brought by the increased productivity could then be redistributed to all rather than to just a few.”
He said such a scenario is the key to a better future.
“The purpose of International Paradism Day is to foster awareness of an emerging society without work and money, and to counter the delusional political discourse that aims at saving and creating more jobs,” Aymonier concluded. “The only jobs we will create tomorrow will be for machines. There is no way to save the current system. What is important now is to avoid creating more friction and human suffering by leading humanity safely through the transformations that are giving birth to a true paradise on Earth.”