Don’t read this, I’m just pissed: Humanist ethics today, is based on human need. People need food, water, air, shelter and healthcare. All these necessities take money to buy, but we acquire money by providing services to a larger system that dictates demands. Basically, what we say today, is if you can’t find a way to serve the system, then go and die. Then, we fight for a bunch of minority protections, and we make the less fortunate beg, and we treat them like lower life forms. I was just talking about a guy the other day, who is out there teaching Buddhists to “do for themselves”. If they come up short, they are to pray about it. It’s quite convenient this same guy happens to own his own company is quite well taken care of. That whole idea can be broken down to, “I don’t want to pay taxes. Leave me alone. I got mine, because I’m special. You aren’t, so go and pray for your God to help you.” My answer to this is fuck you. At least in America, that’s the shitty people some of us have become. We don’t respect human life in itself. We’re always looking for its “service worth”. Before I die, I will use every ounce of my effort to convey the idea, that we as men have not forgotten the worth of life in itself. You can push that money relativism all day on to me, and I’ll still go home knowing that I have a superior way of thinking because I understand life is beautiful in itself without acquiring things, and I’m aware of what part of a man can never be commodified and sold.