Friday, June 3, 2011
A kidney for an iPad - only in China?
On the one hand there are those who are blaming the child for being ‘materialistic’ and others who are demonizing the ‘businessman’ for taking advantage of the boy’s naivete and desire.
I, for one, see that it is actually all of us who are responsible for this situation. We all participate in the system of capitalism, which is based on profit, at the expense of Life. A system that demands ever increasing profits to feed itself, as one all-inclusive consuming monster, which is in essence a reflection of our true nature as Human Beings. The profit-machine is not to blame - because it only exists due to our not accepting responsibility for our inner nature, and is thus reflected back to us by the very systems that we live as and in which we participate.
Take Apple for instance, a company which by most standards is simply doing its job in the system, and very well. It does its job so well in fact that it was able to impulse, brainwash actually, this child to the point where he was willing to sell his own kidney, a part of his physical body, in order to experience the mental pleasure, the goodies, of consciousness. Which is exactly what these technologies represent, the mental masturbatory delights of status, class, and ownership that we so value as energy-driven organic robots.
This would simply not happen in an Equal Money System, and indeed an Equal Money System is THE Solution to this problem. In an Equal Money System, companies or organizations would no longer be driven by profits and no longer driven to make decisions that would lead to harm, simply to increase a number on a spreadsheet. Anyone using common sense and self-honesty could have seen this event (the boy selling his kidney for the iPad) coming from a mile away. In fact, most companies would love this level of ‘loyalty’ to their products or brands.
Deliberate abuse that would no longer be accepted, tolerated, or allowed in an Equal Money System.
And this is only one example. Visit EqualMoney.org to see many more.