Fair-Trade Humanity

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A few thoughts that ran through my mind last night…

We never adjust for the humiliating reality that the money spent on military actions on foreign soil neglect and starve the needs of those in our own country. Because we don’t like to think about “those” people, the homeless, the poor, the mentally ill, the downtrodden of society of every color.

But war? War makes for one hell of a voyeuristic trip. But the point should be this, that anytime we use the methodology of the killing to ascribe more value to the lost, voyeuristically disassociating our collective conscience and moral responsibility from our carefully segregated homegrown tragedies—which in turn creates a bigger draw upon our will to act or intervene—we undermine any normative value for life and flat out deny that humanity has any inherent, constant and equitable value. Human life becomes the currency on the global market of power and politics.