Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by tetra50
I ask - Do people with money have a right to control the media, banks, agriculture, energy, education - and enslave the rest of society - Just because
Are they allowed to depopulate because there's just too much human waste and not "enough to go around" and if a human isn't able to "contribute"
to society - in the communist sense - should they be put down like an animal?
I think life and death is controlled by God, not by a wealthy group of people who has managed to steal their money from the work of others.
You know me already, Happy1, from posts on threads you and I have been on, and know my leanings on everything you describe so eloquently. Of course,
NO ONE, wealthy or otherwise, has the right to do that to any other living thing.
You and I share this point of view, I think: everything living may not be the same, nor even equal in terms of the same contribution, but different.
An autistic child can teach a parent more about themselves then they would ever hope to know, and about the quality of what else lives in the world
with us, no matter our capacities or perspective or seeming contribution.....for we all contribute, in some way, no matter our seeming capacity. A
physicist is no better, in my estimation, in other words, than that autistic child, who taught their caregiver the value and importance of all
life, as that increases that person's ability to be compassionate and empathetic and connect with the true essence of life everafter that experience
with that autistic child.
Having said that, I would never wish ANY lack of capacity, such as autism, or even a different way of being and thinking that isolates you from the
rest of the world (another way of looking at autism, instead of a LACK of something everyone else has), on anyone ever.
But it does serve to inform the rest of us, still able to communicate on some common ground with the majority, the value, truly, of life.
And so, hopefully, expressing it that way, you know and everyone else exactly what I mean and am about, and am trying to accomplish by reading,
writing, interacting, when sometimes I just want to bang my head on the wall and die, as quickly as possible. For I truly believe what we are about
here, disseminating, articulating, interacting, spelling it out and how we tolerate each other and ethically go about it, is truly important, even
essential, to our survival, and saving the particle, the shred of light, the wave.....the essence of humanity, which, really, is what the universe
No, my friend, no one, ever, anywhere, has the right to do what you describe to any other living thing. But the times and inclinations we face today,
require, essentially, that we reach out to each other no matter what, and find common ground.
Your friend, and respectfully,
ETA: I do agree, have hope and faith, as you, that God or some higher power awaits us in this test of who we prove ourselves to be by grasping and
living congruently within this challenge.