|Anonymous||# Posted on June 3, 2012 at 9:21 am|
@dobbyfisher, Oh I totally agree that for me to say I hate money is a very general term. Of course most of that hate stems from the outcome of it. However I don’t ever tend to spend any of my time thinking about hatred for others, so the easiest thing for me to say is money.
This one paragraph which sang out to me more than any other as it describes our current social situation,
““Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.”
Ayn Rand seems to think that in this situation I am a natural looter :)
And @daveb, when you say working together to reduce a reliance on money, that is exactly what me and @lytning91 were talking about but on a larger scale. Of course there are flaws in the plan, and location would be key. I’m not denying that. Personally though I’m looking at a much much bigger picture and ultimately global unity would result in everyone prospering equally.