a reply to: Edumakated
I see what your saying, and what it's a very sick sociopathic way of determining the worth of people and is why capitalism needs to be seriously
rebuild from the ground up or scrapped and replaced entirely by something else.
Here's why, can you, and be honest here think of something a person can do to make them worth more than a million times what someone else who puts in
a full weeks work as a person? Because there are individuals making that and then some.
If not than tell me in what reasonable sense it makes a for a person to receive that much more of the worlds resources than they have?
I'm not saying there aren't people that deserve more than others. Clearly they do. But the system we have takes it to ridiculously broken
The issue I have with capitalism is it takes people and turns them into nothing more than numbers and that simply is sick and forgets that there are
actually people attached to those numbers.
It makes excuses for extreme gaps in how people are treated by using math, and it does so by completely discounting the human aspect.
It completely ignores the fact that society exists not for profit, and not for the individual. It exists for the people within it as a whole.
There's nothing wrong with people within a society being rewarded for contributing more. In fact it's a good thing, positively reinforcing good
behavior is a great thing. The problem comes when we do so at the expense of forgetting the purpose of society in the first place, mutual protection
and care. A people united against a harsh world that cares not one iota about a single one of us. When we put individual success above caring for
each other in importance we've stopped being civil and turned into solitary predators and became the enemy of society as we now put preying upon each
other ahead of caring for each other, we've put protecting ourselves above protecting each other. When you get rewarded by society it should be
because you've done more to help it than others, not because you've found ways to take more from others.
What we have today is predatory in nature, it's anything but civil or civilized, and it makes a mockery of the term society. If we were truly civil
we'd make sure the people at the bottom are taken care of and comfortable first, and then reward from there, happy that the extra rewards we receive
are because we contribute to society and it's purpose, not prey upon it like some sick parasite.
Addendum: If a person is actively contributing to society or have in a meaningful way for an extended period, they deserve at minimum that which
society is supposed to offer by the very act of being a society. The protection and care of the society they contribute to. It should be an
inalienable right. When people say a job does not deserve a living wage, they are saying that person has not earned to be included in our society as
their contributions are unworthy of the very basics society is supposed to offer to its contributing members.
edit on 8/22/2016 by Puppylove
because: (no reason given)