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sticking to the premises

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on October 20, 1999 at 15:49:22:

In Reply to: Look at your premises! posted by David on October 20, 1999 at 13:54:54:

: Look at your premises! When you say "...people doing some of each of the work necessary to sustain the people while so everyone can develop as a human being to the utmost of his and her capacity," you are, in essence saying that everyone has the obligation to contribute their labor to ease the labor of others so that those people can "develop as a human being..." I presume that those people who contributed their labor will in turn expect other people to contribute their labor so that they can in turn "develop as a human being..." So, when you break it all down, the premise of that statement is for one, that mans life is not means to his own end up in fact a means to the ends of others, whose lives are in turn a means to the ends of other people. In essence: man is his brother's keeper (in the hopes that his brothers will become his keepers).

Well explained. This is the precise meaning, that all effort and duty is to others, and that their effort and duty is to others (which includes you) but that no effort nor duty is to be saved exclusively for oneself, nor selectively distributed amongst those you value the most.

It is a requirement that you would as quickly save a stranger from death as you would your own child, and that you would save anyone from death rather than yourself.

This is seen as noble and moral.

In terms of effort it requires that your work is apportioned to all as much as those you value, and none for yourself - because what you stand to gin is to be supplied by others.

Any divergence whatsoever from the above is discriminatory preference by individuals, and this would tear the fabric of any system claiming to be egalitarian - it lies is direct violation of its code.

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