Tag Archive: inequality
Somebody recently brought up the topic of Ludwig von Mises and the book he wrote titled “Human Action”. Since I was not familiar with this book, I set out to investigate. I easily found a pdf and began reading from the very beginning. Now, I didn’t even make it through the forward, and already have found an obvious point of dishonesty, which brings into question the validity of what’s to be presented within this book, as it shows the starting point is of deception. Here is the quote-
“The liberal champions of equality under the law were fully
aware of the fact that men are born unequal and that it is precisely
their inequality that generates social cooperation and civilization.”
What’s being said here is that inequality creates cooperation- the ignorance of this statement is appalling and could only come from a person who has never been on the losing side of inequality-and what do you know- he was born to a wealthy family.
In fact, inequality is the result of the lack of cooperation- it is the result of competition with one another- wherein we seek to gain at the expense of another.
When you look at what inequality means- that some live in lack of their basic needs which cause extreme physical suffering- to suggest that this is acceptable because it apparently ‘creates cooperation’ is quite a misconsideration and quite delusional- unfortunately this happens as a result of the fact that one tend to only understand what they have actually experienced and are not aware of what they have not experienced themself in their particular life- if you’ve never experienced what it’s like to not have access to your basic needs, only then is it possible to justify such an experience and accept and allow it to exist.
Obviously it can’t be said that ‘cooperation actually exist when inequality exist- if actual cooperation existed because cooperation implies that we’d be existing here in such a way that we’d all thrive and none would be allowed or made to suffer. That is the result of cooperation- so if ‘real’ cooperation was going on- no one would be allowed to suffer.
Any ‘cooperation’ that require inequality for it to happen is obviously not a desirable or effective ‘form of cooperation’ as it doesn’t lead to actual cooperation, if it still allow inequality to exist. As long as we accept a system in which we must compete against one another, real cooperation cannot exist- because the design of the system is actually to pit us against one another- it is the epitome of non-cooperation. You can see this manifested everywhere- look how businesses must compete against each other driving each other to have to make products as cheaply as possible, companies having ‘patents’ on things to ensure that they are the only one who can develop a product, and thus be the only one to profit from it, etc. How much farther in terms of technology could we be if businesses could work together? If all humanity worked together as one- what could we accomplish? The possibilities are daunting. The only way we’ll find out, is by ending inequality and giving everyone the equal support to life that only a few currently have- no one should suffer.
When we have a system that’s based on equality, real cooperation will actually be possible for once- we will no longer be individuals competing against one another for survival- or one country against another, all here on the same earth- sharing the same planet. This is what we stand for at Desteni- real cooperation. This is why we are busy working on and researching a new system which will be based on equality- so that we’ll actually be able to live here in a way where we can coexist and work together and combine our efforts- as many hands make light work.
The Fifteenth Amendment states that: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not bedenied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
It did not say: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by anyone, for any reason or on any basis, whatsoever.”
Thus, the Fifteenth Amendment was not created to unconditionally protect everyone’s right to vote. For example, ‘poll taxes’ could be placed, which required one to pay to vote, thus this was used as a tactic to keep out those who could not afford to pay, such as those who are poor and minorities.
The right to vote should be an equal right to everyone, everywhere.The restriction of voting rights has alway sbeen done out of self interest of those ‘in control’ wanting to remain in positions of power and ‘privilege’ at the expense of others, which is, of course, unacceptable. It also is quite stupid, when one consider that to attempt to ‘suppress’ others, is only going to result in outbursts, such as the recent riots have shown. I we simply stop suppressing and oppressing, and establish equal living for all to have a dignified life, everyone will be satisfied, and there will be no outbursts, no fighting, rebelling, etc. Simple Common Sense. Investigate Equal Money – it’s the Key to Peace on Earth.