The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. – Henry David Thoreau
Contrary to what “they” would have you believe (and we all know who “they” are, don’t we?) the dollar value of a thing is not the only value of a thing. Even “they” don’t really believe it, of course, because if they did they’d be jumping at the chance to legalize things like marijuana and prostitution. Or they do believe it, but yield to moral objections that they don’t think they can overcome. It’s hard to attack your enemies and call them idiots for having moral objections to human trafficking, but short of that, they’ll attack their enemies and call them idiots for standing up, on moral grounds, to other things that destroy human dignity or harm the planet or tread on shaky ethical grounds.
The Church of the Subgenius boils down to the doctrine of Slack. If you don’t know what it is, then you probably already sold yours for a steady stream of fast food and reality television. We need a Constitutional amendment that makes “them” keep their hands off our Slack. That’s a cause I’m willing to fight for.