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Below The Bottom Line

“We’re so happy we can hardly count” Roger Waters

The system that is in place is a cruel and insidious juggernaut slowly crushing all those who oppose it. Our collective mental health is the first victim as we lose sight of what is really of value. 

poverty  photoThese blogs are now being written in real time. I am aggressively writing two science fiction novels. Exactly why I don’t know, as my books don’t sell. Still, if nothing else my writing is a form of protest. A statement that I have not bowed my knee to Baal.

The stock market had it’s biggest one day loss this week. The news, serving as propaganda agents kept expressing the opinion of ‘long term’ investments. The value of stocks, like everything else is very subjective. Why is gold more valuable then silver? Many worried people looked at their retirement packages and wondered if they were going to have enough funds to survive.

Profits is what runs this cruel society that we live in. I heard of a story of an engineer who had a little free time on hand. Not wanting to be idle he worked on a project that wasn’t officially started. The engineering company didn’t get the contract. When the engineer put in to get paid for the work he did he was promptly fired. Truth of the matter is, once a person becomes a liability to a company they are terminated.

Why is it that when a person wants to quit a job they have to give two weeks notice, while a company can have you escorted out of the office with a security guard on a moments notice? I could give you the answer that money rules the world but that would be a lie. Money is merely what sits upon the throne, a greater evil lurks behind pulling the puppet strings of Oz.

I want you to examine your life and tell me what you see. Here is my self examination. John is an imperfect human being who strives to help others the best he can. He enjoys writing and hopes to one day make a living off of his art. Presently he serves as a full time caregiver to his wife Sylvia which takes a tremendous emotional toll on him. Trying to ignore his upcoming financial collapse John puts all of his spare energies into writing as much as he can. His writing gives him hope and serves as an outlet to express himself artistically.

That paragraph pretty much sums up where I am write now. Being aware of who I am, what is going on and where I want to go is a very enlightening experience. I could have said that ‘John needs money to take care of his wife and hopes to get rich by writing’. While that statement would be factually correct it wouldn’t truly give an accurate assessment. You see like an iceberg at sea there is a lot that lurks below the bottom line.

Getting back into life why do we even need corporations for profit? Why have money at all? Because of capitalistic indoctrination these questions may seem ludicrous but other societies existed without them. I was thinking as I was taking my wife to the hospital how in this society we are all slaves to the dollar. That is the overwhelming majority of people need to keep their job to survive. This puts them in a very compromising position. Step out of line and the system can very easily take away your bread and butter.

We need a paradigm shift in society. We need to change what we are all about. Otherwise the road of endless war and the destruction of the environment will destroy us all.

With such dark thought I invite you to purchase my latest science fiction book called ‘Dark Matters’. You can buy it on pre-order for less than a dollar.

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Below The Bottom Line

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.

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Kaniecki, J. (2018). Below The Bottom Line. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 19, 2019, from


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