Post Number:#151 February 10th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Billy wrote:If you really are a white-trash soldier, why would you defend the system that exploits you?
Money is an invention similar to pottery. Humans have only just emerged from animal non-self-consciousness. We still have the ideas of beasts.
Money is an authoritarianism like this: You can't do it without the paper-work!
'As above-so below' is Medieval madness. Every action must have a fiscal ledger?
People have been doing things for a lot longer than money has existed.
Because humans dread intimacy, it is too horrifying to be with another person. An exchange of money is a cover-story. Prostitution is probably often a cover-story for human love.
Please see a discussion I had with soitgoes in the Anarchism thread if you're interested in the evolution of the monetary system, but here's a taste:
whitetrshsoldier wrote:He can also exchange his labor for goods in what is called a "bartering" arrangement. Ever heard of it? It came before monetary systems
The point is that we are all bound by certain principles. One of these is that we all must work to live. Now, over the course of history, we have discovered that instead of EVERYBODY having to hunt and gather, we can exchange other services in exchange for a SELECT FEW doing these things for the rest of us.
Please describe to me an alternate, proven, real-world, working system that relieves us of this wonderful arrangement that we've come to; the one that has made all civil progress possible, and has allowed us to advance from nomadic tribes to functional societies.
Notice, instead of trading goods for services, we instead institute an objective, representative tool of exchange so that we don't have to go through 15 trades to secure the thing we need for the service we provide.
What's your proposed alternative to this system, and how does it adversely impact me [even back when I was a soldier, and now that I'm still white-trash]?
"I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings! I'm obviously just insecure with the ineptitudes of my logic and rational faculties. Forgive me - I'm a "lost soul", blinded by my "ignorant belief" that there's such a thing as reality and truth in the world"