Will Gender Equality Evolve from a Hypothetical Talking Point to Reality? Barbara Cerda

It would seem not until male predation goes the way of the dinosaur. Proving or disapproving this concept lies within natural laws.  When an organism no longer serves the survival of the collective it dies out.

Whether you believe it or not we’re an animal species still evolving – shedding what no longer serves to successfully thrive.

Like toe polish that will eventually cease to be needful because our need for toe nails seems to be disappearing. The simple selection of four proteins that form the DNA helix that defines millions of physical and behavioral attributes, alters in the face of changes in perceptions. Knowledge changes who we are and how we live.

Changes in survival needs alters the physical and then redesigns what’s viable and lives to fight another day. Without adopting the needful change in cultural norms, the dogmatism of male oppression of over half of the global population will not survive into the coming generations. Not within the same social constructs we come to understand as the norm.

The process of evolvement never happens to us. It expresses change through us as manifestations of what works. Or what specie trait earns its right to thrive. This talent of survivability goes beyond just the physical. Cunning, intelligence, a sense of stewardship to increased intelligence agility.  The smartest of us learn to survive and adapt.

I composed an article some time ago entitled, “He Made an Ordinary Remark for an Extraordinary Audience”, an article in response to a Satya Nadella’s, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft.

On October 9, 2014, while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a women’s technical conference, Nadella stated: “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,”

I was impressed and remained so that a person from a male dominant culture where gender bias seems legendary would attempt to clarify the necessity for the women’s role in business.  There was no condescension in his eloquence, yet one must note that his words fell on the ears of the exceptional, minds that were already excelling in leadership.

Is education the definitive that changes the course of how well we survive? Of course, it is.  How else would we understand when to run or stand and fight?

As in all oppressive states, ignorance is the most valued tool in maintaining mass control. There was sound reasoning behind keeping African slaves ignorant. Knowledge of our oppressors’ weaknesses and strengths sharpens our survival skills and pushes the consciousness to a space of limitlessness. You can’t unlearn.

Once the mind opens to train the brain the environment of human politics changes. Embracement of dogmas and the actions of remaining oppressed comes to an end. And in doing so makes obsolete our oppressor.

The wretched nativism used by the white male ruling class that’s our government is in its last gasps. Sped along by the very machinations they rule.  For the first time in humanity’s history education is at our fingertips. The knuckle draggers clinching tight to the concepts of the sanctified sovereign must face the inevitability of physical and emotional evolution.

The ideological great divide and wealth distribution favors the informed.

AI or Artificial Intelligence is mapping its own evolutionary path, painting our self-perceptions in prisms of new emotional colors– making of the impossible possible. And expanding how women will interpret our world infinitely.

There’s an inevitableness to the changes coming to our world.

No dramatic awakening and no big gang to hypothesize about in the future. Just the slow migration of social consciousness to something stronger. Mr. Nadella addressed an audience that are harbingers of our future. They are without borders and owes no acquiescence to any sovereign’s politics as usual.

 

The Evergreen Inner Sanctum of Hawala Wealth

canstockphoto19595397 bankingLike a Greek play, the inner sanctum of the 1% meme is a melodious and harmonic chorus droning across the globe. The rhetoric has become common but the message obscures the realities of a true growth in wealth…shadow banking. Like a green shoot of new grass emerging between the cracks of an urban sidewalk. Shadow banking is expanding beyond earshot or sight. Obscured by white noise that renders it out of news media range it remains an enigma. Its moniker is absurdly descriptive. Shadow banking is unregulated activities by regulated institutions. It serves as a very important structure within the global economic stream. However, like the “Mighty Mississippi”, this monetary river rushes into the hands of ideological extremists all over the world.

Hawala or Hundi

Regulated global monetary exchanges are growing richer while participating in money laundering of terror donor funds. Funded in the billions from sovereign and business leaders these dollars transect borders. Creators of instant billionaires their ever-greening inner sanctum of wealth has become the driver of the burgeoning bottom lines to government reserves.

This green bubble feeds the economic stream of all our lives in every developed nation. It underlines the economic fabric of those of us living in foot tapping porch homes to Wall Street. Yet few of us know of its existence.

Doing its work as an undercover agent of monetary exchange the societies of Hawalas is exclusive. Those actors that serve as go between and the gatekeepers are the Hawalers. In support of the horrors of radical and bloody ideological social reengineering, no federally mandated agency sanctions its money exchanges. Hawala dealers function within centuries’ old code of ethics reliant on trust between ethnic tribal unions and families. If they were recognized as a sovereign nation, their GDP would rank among the highest.

We can enjoy a stimulating debate on whether hawaladars are or have been a needful economic structure. Because the purchasing power of terrorists and their organizations serves as the underlying structure of major economies. These funds earmarked for terrorists proliferation hourly navigates its way into regulated sovereign banking.

The “politicalization” of Hawala by rich ideologists is rapidly becoming problematic. So how do you track and punish those that traffic in money laundering? You introduce the regulated offender to the scales of justice. You punish the participating institution thereby staunching the flow and minimizing the number of laundering havens (BNP Paribas). Nevertheless, how often does the politics of the locale, especially in underdeveloped nations turn a deaf ear; nay they sanction the religion of Hawala economics.

The role of transnational watch dogging of Hawalas has changed its face and developed strong regulatory muscle. It resembles the Eurasia Group of the Financial Task Force (FATF).

India
Eurasia Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is being embraced and forming new partnerships in its motivation to drive Pakistani Hawalas from the borders of neighboring countries. Somewhere in the vast and complex dendrites of the Hawala connectivity, someone has discovered that the only pathway to circumventing monetary funds to terrorists’ hands is to clamp off the artery that allows it.

Nevertheless, the realities of a dynamic organism are that it creates what biologists call an anastomosis. Like a blocked blood vessel, shadow bankers will circumvent an obstructed avenue of exchange then invent a new way to meet hawala needs.

Crypto-currency enters from the wings offering yet another popularized avenue to the swift expediency of money transferring, from one unregulated hand to another. However, that is subject matter for another posting.