Morality in a world of consumerism

A benefit of Multiple Myeloma, my own personal Cancer, is due to figure I have been able to read extensively, one of my favorite activities. When I was young I use to spend hours laying on the floors in the public library, pulling books of the shelves and reading for hours. Not that Houston summertime temps had anything to do with being in AC. This was before AC was standard in every building built as it is now. One had to be careful not to step in the bubbling asphalt which always indicated we lived in a place no person had a right to be in. Remember Houston is in a semi-tropical area of the country where mosquitoes, yellow fever, and other assorted tropical features were a part of the landscape until we took over!!!

Anyways, a corollary to the obsessive reading is the obsessive thinking and trying to figure out the world we inhabit. I have mainly been reading history, military and science, from the 1500s to current.

A question that has arisen in talking with others is if we can live moral lives while we live in a society that places consumers at the Apex of our culture. I don’t believe we can if the world is to be a fair and equitable place to live. Everything is a Moral decision. And we don’t think of these things as moral decisions. That can’t happen if the bottom l line is ultimately where we want to be. This isn’t a moral decision about what is most immediate to us. One has to take in the whole of the world. Do we have the right to take water from Mexico because we can? Do we have rights to oil in Nigeria because we use so much energy unfairly? Do I have the right to spend 100$ on a pair of shoes when 2/3 of the world is barefoot and gets diseases because of it? These are questions we don’t ask our even answer past out noses cause we’re “Superior”. Time and again throughout history we have used resources cause others have not seen for or needed to.

Thoughts?

Give me time

I’m in the process of adding artwork to WP. I’ma bit confused as to how to link a graphics page to my political page so I get better hits.

Don’t forget to check the Go Fund Me page to help us out. We’re not looking for a house or a car we’re looking for assistance to become more settled so we don’t have to deal with CANCER SUCKS as well as our living situation.

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A little at a time

Bernie’s health plan would cost 37 trillion. So we all say it can’t be done. That’s the problem. We want to fix it all at once instead of working on these issues incrementally as they arrive. Doing a little over time spreads the pain across the board so we share it and we can all adjust.

That’s the problem: We want either to avoid issues so we can get reelected which is more important than governance.

Basic Income

Basic Income

I’ve thought more than I care to figure about money, welfare, rich/poor since we have taken the unexpected hit to our lives due to my Cancer.

One argument against this type of program is that it is a demotivater for folks to work and make their own way. As with anything there is going to be a group, or type of person, who thinks this way.

Question? The large majority of rich, and super rich, inherited their massive wealth. Yet they are not accused of being lazy, non-ambitious, etc.

Just another case where the fault of being poor is paid on individuals and not on a system which replies on having a pool of poorer people they can use.

Emotionally Diverse Makes

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/variety_is_the_spice_of_emotional_life

I’m reminded that most if not all who wanted the separation of children from parents at the border are men, of the “Be A Man Generation” How could they possibly understand the effects of their policy?

How could someone like Trump who’s parenting style was selfish and distant at the least understand?