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Human Capitalism

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“The man without skills and knowledge leaning terrifically against nothing.”

– Faulkner’s Intruder in the Dust.

I’ve just finished reading one of the reading materials for tomorrow’s lecture. I have been stuck with one of the readings that I jumped to this one. Interesting, I must say.

There’s a real tension of capitalism, where they use human as its tool to gain wealth, with humanism, where they refuse to see human as commodities. We have to admit this is happening. I have seen more than enough on how work labors have been “used” as a mean of capitalism. Massive working hour, low paycheck, no health insurance, etc are just to few somee. But, I also have to admit that without human capitalism, humanism would be just utopia. People will not upgrade themselves to get a better living. I guess human is a commodity after all. But remember, human has something that material does not have, rights. And as long as people still see human as in human commodity, with human rights, and not material commodity, everything should be just fine.

What is human without humanity?

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Lately I am so sick and tired with human, a so called creature that upholds human rights and humanity. Maybe I am one of them, I don’t know, after all I am human. I don’t understand on what basis does a human undignify other human? I have seen so many rich people and how they treat other people and how they raise their kids a little bit too much at my workplace. I have seen so many so called lucky people who squander their most precious fortune. And I have not seen at all, they said! I saw a teacher cried after her student sent out poll question asking whether she is stupid enough to teach their class. I saw fellow workers earning more doing less, fewer resposibility greater acknowledgement. I saw a friend praying nothing and getting everything, dreaming nothing yet receiving everything, hoping nothing but enjoying everything. Read the rest of this entry »

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