posted on Dec, 3 2007 @ 11:21 AM
Car Crashes (Insurance)
$85 billion /yr
$120 billion /yr
$250 billion /yr
$528 billions /yr
$690 billion /yr
There have been many, many people who have come forward around the world to say “I have discovered a cure for cancer!” or “I have found a way to
run automobiles on water!” or "We should invest in smooth, quiet mass transit to get people to and from work and run it on electricity!" Some
people say “I don't want to fight, I want to share and collaborate!” or “Perhaps depression can't be fixed with drugs, perhaps the problem is
in the structure of society!” These people are continually discredited, silenced, or killed... all in the name of capitalism.
The argument is made that if we halt the causes of these industries, that the economy would collapse.
I pose the opposite. The STRAIN on our economy comes from these things.
Think of all the people working in these industries. What if they could be working on things like food, clothing, housing, education, infrastructure,
schools, bridges, roads, homes, farms, power sources, transportation, spaceships, and god forbid... arts and entertainment?
The world would benefit an ENORMOUS amount if only we could stop wasting so much effort on things that maintain the status quo.
Any problem that humanity faces could be solved much more quickly by the freed-up resources that humanity could direct at solving such problems.
These industries injure, pollute, poison, disease, starve, or kill human populations on unimaginable scales.
The rich waste more dollars per year protecting their wealth than it would cost to bring others up to their level!
The richest 3 men in the world have a combined mass of wealth greater than the poorest 48 nations of the world combined!
I ASK HUMANITY:
WHAT IN GOD'S NAME ARE WE DOING???
THIS IS INSANITY.
[edit on 3-12-2007 by dionysius9]