Monday, August 19, 2013

Abolishing Central Banking, All Taxation and the State Via Mahatma Gandhi's Spinning Wheel

Over the past few days, I've been getting some ideas from my Indian contacts on khadi (hand spun cloth) and the spinning wheel, a tool so important to Mahatma Gandhi that it appears on the Indian flag.  Gandhiji thouht the spinning wheel was central to Indian independence from Great Britain, and I can see how it can free America and the world from the violence of Keynesian-Marxism's central banking, tax system and state conception of life.

The spinning wheel denotes an average period of labor spent making "x" amount of khadi (hand spun cloth).  Mechanized cloth production has no knots and other imperfections, so one can see quickly what is hand made and what is machine made cloth.  This means labor is quantified in the amount of khadi cloth made.

If it were agreed by a population that khadi were its currency, then the federal reserve note, etc. would have no place.  Over time, the central bank would have no way to control the value of the currency, as the currency would have to be hand made and would indicate hours of labor rather than speed of printing press.

There would be no way to tax it, so the government would be restricted to the extent khadi currency were made and utilized.  And if the people choose, they could even use this process in helping in abolishing or at least in taking control of the state through the circumvention of the tax system, as Gandhiji did in India.

Gene Chapman,
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor
(Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky, Intellectual of the Age)

Afterthought:  I suppose cotton or hemp could be used to make khadi.