There is no "necessary evil" You absolutely do not have to do evil to other human beings in order to get by.
Every Negative Institution in the World is perpetuated on the reverse of the above premise.
It goes like this: "In order for us and our loved ones to live a good and comfortable life, most of the people in the world need to continue to get the shaft."
They think of it as a "dirty little secret" that "all grown ups know." The Power elite and their shills/Flunkeys/Minions are basically not only elitist but Malthusian and ultimately fatalistic.
In many cases they are right. People are often naive. People often do derive pleasure from products they buy, unaware that those products have come to them by the agency of exploitation and human misery.
But really it is possible to lead a good life without preying on others. That is a very important thing to remember. I am trying to make it one of my core values.
Crypto-Kid Oct. 16
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