There is a question that politicians and corporate predators do not want asked. In 1984 one gigabyte of hard disk memory would cost over £60,000 in today's money, whereas now it costs less than five pence.
The question is, why don't cars and washing machines cost just a few pennies also? A £5000 car in 1984 would probably cost around £12000 today. How come? What happened to progress? Why do we not just give stuff to each other?
NATO - led by the USA is rapidly pulling out of Afghanistan. The US alone has had 100,000 troops there (plus untold numbers of mercenaries) at a cost of over $100 billion a year. Kicked out by less than 25,000 Taliban.
Here's the kicker - the Taliban are unpaid. Individually, their contribution is a gift. Given in what they believe is a good cause. They have proved to be unbeatable by the fading empire, with all it's money and technology.
Giving and mutual aid are built into human DNA and prove to be infinitely more powerful than the grasping, competitive world-view which makes so many headlines.
It has been said before: "Give and ye shall receive". We do it all the time, without recognising or valuing it. Let's be honest with ourselves, we like to help each other.
Posted by Nicholas Moore 12:02:31 pm