What is the value of a man? We have in the Declaration of Independence of 1776 the great statement that all men are created equal. If that is the case, then when does the diversion take place that makes it so some men are created more equal than others?
Can a man’s value be placed on his work output? If this is the case, then shouldn’t a man that works with more energy than another be of greater value than any other? Shouldn’t the farmer have the fortune due to him for his work?
If this is so then where does intellectual energy come into play? If a man can think of a better way to farm, and then passes that information to the farmers, making their output greater according to their labor, then shouldn’t that man have a greater value than those he aids?
What if another man discovered a way to gather groups of thinkers with groups of farmers and came up with many original ideas as well as hybrids of existing ideas. Shouldn’t that man have an even greater value?
And what if other men came up with ways of gathering together many groups and conglomerates, and offered them infrastructure and security from invasion, as well as regulating the groups that created better farming, or industry, or fishing, etc. Shouldn’t those men be given even greater value than any others?
Then there’s bankers that have capital to loan to the men that create the world that provides the ability for select men to decide the fate of all the groups and all the conglomerates and all the organization. Shouldn’t their ability to print money to create loans give them an even greater value than any other?
How many more levels can this keep going until nobody is working but the farmer? What value is there in people that push paper around and determine the value of others? When do we as mankind take ourselves into consideration, and with humility decide that each of us is worth no more than any other. Just because you see a homeless man on the street doesn’t mean that man would not have incredible contributions to us all if it weren’t for the world the system has thrust upon us. It also means that just because a group of men have finagled their way into unquestioned authority does not mean they have an ounce of greater value than most certainly the farmer, not to mention the homeless man.
The pre-apocalyptic world contains the greatest division between two classes of people. The first is the destitute. This great majority has slowly and completely been pushed into a position of subservience, and restriction and continually de-valued labor. They are reliant on large corporate organizations to determine their particular situation of living.
The second is unbelievable wealthy. They are masters of converting a man’s labor into capital. They can devalue a man’s work output step by step until it is worth next to nothing. Their goal is to not have to ever actually labor, physically or mentally, and so by continually manipulating men by manipulating the value of their labor, they conquer nations and civilizations. These people hoard wealth in any way possible. They create situations where they hold all the power over a mass of people, and then all of the resources, and then direct events so that they will have an even greater grip on as many men as possible. Their contributions to mankind are increasingly negative until their machinations harm everything. Their existence is completely egocentric and their empathy towards life is zero, while their addiction to corporate things is unending.
A level of greed has been reached where a few people are quite capable of destroying the entire planet we call earth. These few consider their version of bliss of greater importance than any other men, or even the earth. They hide behind corporations as a tool and disguise by which they can pollute or destroy or harm anything with impunity. They are faceless, soulless hoarders of the units of value of a man’s labor.
They are worth no more or less than the least of us. It is time they were treated that way.