Money-Mania (Moneyia) As a Masochistic Obsession

Money has always been like a despotic leader talking to people in the language of commands. The reason money is not perceived as a commanding despot is that it talks to human beings not from outside them but from inside, with a voice of their own drives, desires and obsessions. Like suggestions made under hypnosis are perceived by us as our own will, the orders of money are delivered to us with our own intonations. Money’s despotism is masked by the fact that we mis-recognize it as our own vitality, energy, passion. Money’s instructions become a soft ware put inside our very endocrine system.

The people who are hurt by money the most are those who are the very property of money – the wealthy. These people are transformed by money into its slaving masseurs. The microscopic particles of money-matter have inhabited the bodies of the rich. Their saliva, sweat, tears, blood, urine and sperm are made of money. Money has stuck in their liver and kidneys. You can see the banknotes in their pupils. Their handshakes are coiny. They sneeze and cough with money-dust. Like aliens in Hollywood horror movies, the worshippers of wealth (wealth-shippers) look like human beings, but their identity is moneyized – transformed into money-identity (monentity). These people have identified with money as an army private does with his colonel, as primates with the silver-backs, as a fan with a super-star, and as a kid with a boxing or wrestling champ.

On the other hand, people who are not less dedicated to money rule but with much less success than that of the richest two percent of the Americans, are not in as such a disastrous condition as those who wallow in wealth (in whom money wallows). Their heart and soul still belong to the human species and the human history.

Like our ancestors were dreaming about paradise, and comparatively recently about paradise on earth (POE), we today dream about money-paradise. Money-paradise is the latest (post-modernist) version of POE (itself 19th century version of the old idea of the Promised Land).

The commonsense (making some sense) money-orientation is based on the concept that money is needed to live well. But it’s very difficult to keep money in it’s right place of being a tool (for achieving goals). Money is power, not a servant. Money is the master, monster, mister, and minister. It is moneyster. Money’s psychological attack changes the overall human psychology, mutates the human nature. The poor dream with drums about being rich. Their humanity is that which is subtracted from money. Today man is rather hooked on money making than on luxurious life. The consciousness of being able to live in luxury is more important than actually living in luxury. The pecuniary pursuits for the fetishists of money are much more real than having a prosperous life. The human task today is to build money of the size of the Sisyphus Mountain.