posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:44 AM
"The workplace carnage in the US is of course only the tip of the iceberg. Worldwide more than 60,000 deaths occur in the construction industry
annually, about one death every ten minutes. According to official United Nations statistics, job-related accidents and illnesses claimed the lives of
2 million workers in 2005, with more that 300,000 of those deaths caused by accidents. By contrast, in three years of combat during World War II
(1942-1945), the United States suffered an estimated 407,000 military deaths. Asbestos alone claims the lives of 70,000 workers throughout the world
annually. Globally there are an additional 268 million non-fatal accidents that require workers to lose three days of work and 160 million new cases
of job-related illnesses each year. According to the International Labor Organization job related accidents and illnesses waste 4% of the world Gross
Domestic Product each year" Global fatality, accident and illness data based on UN News press release, Apr. 28, 2005
I dont think you can apply the concepts of socialism and communism to this idea because they are based on the monetary system.
I view communism as a failed transitionary model because it tried to dictate how a person should think. This is fundementally different because its
not about brainwashing people as some have accused us but instead about showing and developing a better example.
To label this socialist or communist just provides you with a foothold to frame the debate as us vs them, when its really them vs them, we just happen
to be there minding our own business.
No one is saying that this needs to come in the way of armed revolution, no one is going to take your money, we are just going to make it obsolete.
You are Joe, you live in a small town, you have a happy life you have little complaints. You like your SUV, you like big steaks you like spending
money on flashy things to show your neighbour.
One day your neighbour is driving an electric car, you say geez thats weird, I thought you liked your mustang bob? He says "Sure but this guy came by
and gave me this one in exchange for the mustang, its faster, its free to run with these solar panels he gave me, and if a part ever fails they
replace it free!"
Joe may still not be interested, but then one day he goes to the grocery store and notices its practically empty no one is there. He goes to his
neighbour sues place and says 'sue havnt seen you at the grocer are you shopping elsewhere?' and sue replies 'well beleive it or not this group
offered to deliver all the food I need, they provided me with a refrigerator that uses the menus I plan and the ingredients I require to make shopping
lists and then the fresh food is automatically delivered!' 'must cost alot' 'NO ITS ABSOLUTELY FREE!'
Is Joe going to sit on his ideals and refuse free everything? Demand to slave for his share?
Again its not about conversion or even convincing, you cant convince someone to pay for something thats is free. If you can then youd make a killing
The goal is simply and only to create this abundance while carefully managing the earths resources in the process.
Why keep using these old axioms to refute this idea, what is so wrong about wanting to progress? And what could possibly be wrong with wanting to
raise standard of living while cherishing the symbiosis between planet and species? How can focusing on freeing man from labour be compared to the
direction of labour that communism brings? Labeling something like this as communism or socialism is no different than labeleing someone a terrorist
to justify your ignorance to their beleifs. And provide a foundation for unjustified hatred.
What would your ideal world look like? What do you want from it? Contribute!
[edit on 18-10-2008 by Vitorious]