|Feel The Connection|
The little pig -being an uninformed trusting pig, thinks for a moment,"that seems reasonable" he says," as we are both pigs who need to eat and with only one trough of food-we can both survive if we share."
Both agree and the big pig eats first.When it's the little pigs turn he sees only one crumb left in the trough.
Alarmed the little pig cries,"there's only one crumb of food left- where did all the food go?"
"That's my contribution to you." the big pig grunts.
So the story goes.. With the big pigs in charge the little pigs can just go screw themselves.
If we were really interconnected wouldn't this be true;
Wouldn't it be more reasonable to say "Do tax the rich because we're a connected society?
If one believes we live in a truly connected society,then we should be willing to recognize that the connections in a healthy ethical society do not simply go one way...otherwise we are engaging in social Darwinism. We can't all be stock brokers-and just because someone doesn't earn a huge income doesn't mean they don't make important contributions.Cutting things like Social Security, education and health care only make us disconnected.