Ford Motor Company asked themselves if it was worth it to put a safety device on their Pinto car model. They knew the car was potentially dangerous, that it could burn up and kill. They worked out the cost of compensation for a death, and the chance of a car burning up, and compared that with the $11 cost of installing the safety device on every car. They decided it would be more profitable to skip the safety device. 500 people burned to death as a result, but it was worth it.
That’s a nasty corporate doing what we expect them to do. But is it just the corporates that make these sorts of calculations?
About 2,000 people are killed on British roads each year, with 200,000 injured, about 20,000 of those seriously, according to Wikipedia, and the actual figure may be higher. The deaths and injuries are disproportionately high for children, who have no say in what goes on. We obviously collectively think that it’s worth it, otherwise we would have all stopped driving by now. It’s worth some people being killed and maimed so that the rest of us can carry on with this lifestyle that includes driving cars. It’s a price worth paying, and it’s bad luck if it’s your family that is affected.
I guess that’s where the phrase “to dice with death” comes from. And maybe why war memorials and baptism fonts sometimes have three dice carved on them. As if Life is a gamble or a game.
It’s well known that computers are made by slave labour, unfair trade, in places like China. Yet still we think it’s worth it, because our need to research and communicate is more important than the lives of others. Some anonymous people in China are expendable. Bad luck for them.
If you still believe wars are justified (I don’t), then you believe that it’s worth it for soldiers, civilians and children to be murdered to make things better for the rest of us. When Tony Blair declared war on Iraq, saying it was worth the sacrifice, I knew he wasn’t sending his own kids out there to be deleted. Soldiers volunteer to take this risk, which is bad enough, but civilians and children don’t, they just get in the way. At least we have permanent peace in Britain eh? Lucky us, did we throw a six?
If you believe in population reduction due to us not having enough resources to go round (I don’t, and I think there are PLENTY of resources), then you will believe it’s worth it for some people to be put to death to save the rest of us. You will have done some calculations to show that this is necessary. Are you volunteering yourself and your family for this noble sacrifice, or some anonymous people from a different country or different social class? Who exactly do you think should be put to death, and who do you think should decide?
Major building projects, or mining projects, nearly always involve some deaths, and certainly major injuries, and they are going on around us all the time. Every time I look at a large cathedral or church, I wonder what kind of human sacrifice went into building it. But we still think more such projects should go ahead. Because it’s worth it. Those that die are unfortunate. It’s just an accident.
All of the examples above, cars, driving, wars, big buildings, attract glory, and worship, and money. Those who escaped death, and were merely injured, are worshipped at the Paralympics, look how amazing they are, how happy they look, how they have rebuilt their lives, that’s alright then, we can carry on creating some more of them.
How can it be right for anyone to have their lives sacrificed for others benefit? And how does it feel for the rest of us left behind knowing that we have sacrificed others to prop up our lifestyle? It’s an unspoken subject, but subconsciously we must all be carrying a hidden burden of guilt. We are all part of this world, all participating in propping it up and perpetuating the way it runs.
When I get angry with something, I ask myself what it is within myself that I am angry with, because I know I am seeing some sort of reflection. I get very angry with the elites and their sacrificial rituals, especially when it is children killed or maimed or abused.
It’s really easy to blame it on others, (it’s all the elites fault, just shoot them and everything will be fine), or make excuses (I care for people, I would never harm anyone), or turn a blind eye. We have all been born and bred to this way of doing things. The hard bit is to see your own part in it all, how you have been tricked into participating. And the participation is in a remote control sort of way, so easy to detach your own actions from the far away consequences.
People say how bad and sad and evil the world is, then shrug and say “But there’s nothing you can do about it”. A belief that we are all helpless, helpless, helpless. And that the world is innately evil.
I disagree. I can research what’s going on, work out my part in it and slowly withdraw my support. I am my own best judge. I can choose to change how I think, and change how I run my life. I first got into writing and research through wanting to work out why there is constant war, slavery and paedophilia in the world. That’s what keeps me motivated to write, and to make changes in my life. Work it out, then make changes. What I have noticed is that when I make changes in my life that detach me from the evil system, my own life automatically improves too. Maybe because I become more free of the subconscious burden of guilt.
(See also earlier posts: The Role of Evil, Stuff, Why I Need Money, The Population Problem, The Saviour Within, Body Experiments, Freemasons Are Human Too, By Consent, Olympic Deaths, The Jubilee, Death Worship)