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Originally posted by godWhisperer
Originally posted by greenCo
Originally posted by Old77
this is a call for communism go to hell.
Are you mentally retarded??
no need to attack the guy, even if it was kind of a silly thing to say.
if the user really is "old" or even "77" then this goes along with a theory i have: people in that age range, from that generation (my parents are in their early 70s), have a hard time with the notion that not having to work as progress is deplorable. i think it might be because they (my folks) feel angry that they were forced to spend so much of their lives doing something they didn't like doing.
i don't like my job at all. i am hoping some day i might be able to do something else i like to do to support myself. i don't want to be in my 70s hating the fact i had to do something i hated for people i hated.
Originally posted by yaluk
um you do realize that if we are not ensla.. ahem employed we are free to do what we want and think..... i doon't think they want us doing that.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by doctornamtab
What an awesome perspective. I had these exact thoughts for several years, but not ever able to put it into the words you eloquently provided. You are right, most jobs actually do nothing for us, and are provided just to keep the Capitalist system going. There used to be kings in ancient times that would solve job problems by just building stuff, anything, monuments and roads. These would keep people occupied and adding something to the collective value of the kingdom. It was probably a good idea many years ago to do this, but it has outgrown its usefulness.
I see road paving crews consisting of less then 30 people pave hundreds of miles of roads in a few months. This feat was unheard of in years past. Farming like you mentioned is 1% of the workers, shows that if we had 5% farming we might not have any need to work at all. Perhaps, we rotated season by season on the essentials of life. Maybe we work a month out of a year helping build new houses for new families, or harvesting a crop, and everything else is by choice might actually work better.
I do not know if you have read that prediction of the year 2100 (I think by Edgar Casey), but it sounds like America and possibly the world finally realizes we have a stupid system at some point within this century. The system described was one where all basic needs were provided to everyone, and then people volunteered to do other jobs as they deemed fitting for themselves. There was no profit, and voluntary services were provided at no costs to anyone. Imagine that world. I need to live in that world. Where you could take a vacation, anytime you would like. You could indulge in luxuries that are produced by other volunteers as their contribution to society, and those that produce those luxuries enjoy your contribution in which you have volunteered. That a shortage in something causes volunteers to rise to the challenge and fill the need, not for profit, but for enjoyment.
"A new order of conditions is to arise; there must be a purging in high places as well as low; and that there must be the greater consideration of the individual, so that each soul being his brother's keeper. Then certain circumstances will arise in the political, the economic, and whole relationships to which a leveling will occur or a greater comprehension of the need for it."