Date: Tue Apr 29 03:50:10 1997
From: email@example.com (John
Subject: TURMEL: Prodding politicians
about LETS is fun
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sabine
Subject: Reports of Actions as Snippets
I shall keep you amused / informed / entertained
as I move along
JCT: I am amused,
informed entertained as I'm sure you are
finding your own adventures amusing, informative
Keeping and publishing a journal of those
LETS adventures is actually
a lot of fun and other people just might
find it amusing, informative
and entertaining to get politically active
election has just been called and there's going to
be a lot of Internet action as I work
on a political party LETS
coalition greater than the 5 of 13 candidates
from the last federal
Your work in
Wirral South has given us the endorsement of one of
the Natural Law candidates which will
be of great benefit in my
approach to them during this election.
The fact the
Liberals in Britain have 2 policy papers on LETS
might help with with our Liberals.
The fact Labour
has a LETS candidate in Uxbridge might help us
with our NDP.
Of course, the
former leader of the Green Party of Canada was one
of the candidates who signed the Canada
LETS petition so there should
be no trouble getting their endorsement
once again given the hearty
BIG YES from the UK Greens.
There is a good
chance that the Christian Heritage party which
signed the petition the last time will
sign it again.
The Canada Action
Party of Canada are advocating using the Bank
of Canada to take over 50% of the financing
interest-free and only
letting the banks loanshark the other
50%. It's step in the right
direction since they'll need LETS to run
the Bank of Canada's computer
for the interest-free 50%.
should like LETS. Today's capitalism is not all
good. Communism is not all bad. LETS is
the synthesis where everyone
gets to be a capitalist. Communistic capitalism
My task in this
election will be to pin down all the parties even
if it involves "guerrilla politics" to
I think I'll
make the theme of this campaign:
"Are you desperate
enough to try National LETS yet?"
I'm also going
to put pressure on Canada's religious communities.
I would note from one of the exhibits
in Pauline's second report which
didn't make it to econ-lets titled "An
excerpt from Sister Dorothy's
LETS talk money," a little cartoon booklet
explaining money and LETS:
SD: LETS DO OR DIE
There is a Local Exchange Trading system,
from now on referred to as
LETS, which is becoming popular in Australia,
New Zealand and Britain.
Many people think that it can never be
more than a swap shop.
The Bible and the Qur'an forbid the practice
JCT: She went
on explaining how LETS checks worked and it's safe
to say we can use her pamphlet to prod
the Roman Catholics along.
And of course,
there is the official sanction of LETS by the
Islamic Party of Great Britain. I cannot
imagine any Muslim not voting
for LETS once he realizes that LETS has
been deemed "halal" and will
put the "haram" banking system out of
A Sikh told me
that usury, "beaje," was also frowned upon in his
religion and has promised to have his
"granti" (priest) give me a call
with actual citations.
Add in Buddha
who inspired Christ and many saints of Judaism and
the movement of the world's religions
towards LETS is happening. There
aren't too many things all the major religions
can agree on but
abolishing interest is one of them. That
feature of LETS which
abolishes interest in its transactions
has to appeal to all sound
religions. It is the basis for a religion
I'd rush to join.
I predict the
Old World Debt-Slavery system is in its final days.
I sense the Year of Debt Jubilee will
usher in the new millennium. I
think LETS is part of a most fascinating
of liberation movements ever
recorded and I find it sad that many don't
see it taking place.
I finally get
the feeling we're playing on offence for a change.
With more and more religions and political
parties joining the net,
they won't be able to hide from The Question:
Yes or No to National / Global LETS?
a comment to John Turmel