Ruth Oskolkoff's Weblog

I feel deeply that my life is not worth more that one of these crying immigrant children pleading for their mom. Not more important. The problem is the capitalist system places importance on how much money and property one has or your earning power and does equate equal value on each human being due to their intrinsic worth. There is no intrinsic worth unless you are ‘somebody.’

I’ve long felt that morality is primarily to do with the treatment of children, the disabled, the disadvantaged – of the helpless, of the weak, of those that can’t speak for themselves. Puritan fundamentalists have brainwashed a bunch of people that morality is sexual – one person keeping another in a cage.

I also question the current political climate which holds that respecting rich people and protecting their large homes, property, money etc, or protecting the status of the world the rich create…

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