July 19, 2012 in A Short Collection Of Personal Hatreds, Advice From The Future, bullshit, Cars, Facism, Getting Things Really Wrong, life lessons, Modern Madness, Panic!, Pig Sex, Wordsmoker Publishing
“What is the value of a human life?” — a question asked by a number of moral authorities from various religions to guilt us into the necessary simpatico frequently mustered from the bowels of our better virtues, right? We are, after all, under the precepts of the human condition, and in that a sense of obligation to the betterment of mankind and the future of the same binds us to a prerogative of doing good for the sake of good— not for the sake of some other self-serving cause. Yes, we humans are a loving sort. But commonly, as it has been displayed time and time again, corporations do not regard themselves as part of this “humanity” business the rest of us appear to be in the business of and in. The virtue of “helping others” need not apply to the cause of making a profit, and why should it? As any God-fearing Wall Street cretin will tell you, you can’t get the dollar signs by helping your neighbor— and even furthering this bizarre psychology— Jesus was a capitalist and that’s about it. Making money in the name of an omnipotent being is actually why “he came down to earth in the first place.” Jesus, Yahweh, Buddha, Muhammad, the Reverend Moon, WHOEVER— are all here to show us the stain of our ways while making us rich in the process. At least Henry Ford understood this, and his gratuitous people-wagon, the Ford Escape, is yet another fine example of how one can avoid being mixed in with these other do-gooders and come out guns blazing with the Dark Lord strong at the helm. Profit margins are simply fantastic things, and God created everything, so he/she/whatever it is must have created them, too. Just like God created murder! Right? “MURDER IS GOD’S WAY OF LOVING US!” Take it for what you will. If you disagree, you are probably laden with the color pink.
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