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TITLE (EDIT)
Ends And Means
DESCRIPTION
The world we currently live in is a topsy turvy place.
[215 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
History
AUTHOR
Colin Baker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[October 2014]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
clnbkr@tiscali.co.uk
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (117)
25 Years On (Poetry) - [85 words]
2 Am (Poetry) - [115 words]
A Bus Commuter's Sonnet (Poetry) - [107 words]
A Choreographed Breakfast (Poetry) - [68 words]
A Dreamer's Song (Aka Wishful Thinking) (Poetry) - [85 words]
A Fibber's Prayer (Poetry) A short poem about making good some porkies. [291 words] [Humor]
A First Class Service (Poetry) - [15 words]
A Lost Generation ? (Poetry) - [52 words]
A Pious Gent (Poetry) - [11 words]
A Restraining Order For Jesus (Poetry) - [258 words]
A Smoker's Pledge Of Allegiance (Poetry) - [98 words]
A To Z Of Adolescence (Poetry) Ever been a parent ? Of three daughters ? [21 words]
A Visit To The Planetarium (Poetry) - [31 words]
Africans, Westerners And Intelligence. (Essays) A reply to Dr. James D. Watson's recent assertion that Africans are of inferior intelligence when compared to Westerners. [7,297 words]
An Apple A Day (Poetry) Fun poetry. [36 words]
Believe In Better (Short Stories) A philosophical alternative to the current mindset. [804 words]
Beneath Her Window (Poetry) - [34 words]
Benefit Cutting For Dummies (Non-Fiction) Benefit cutting is politically and ideologically motivated. [2,411 words]
Bill Gates Should Take A Tip From Karl And Fred (Essays) Bill Gates recently criticised capitalism. Hooray! one might be minded to cry out! But all is not as straight forward as it seems. [872 words] [Drama]
Bill The Bus Driver (Poetry) - [61 words]
Blackvein (Poetry) - [103 words]
Britain's Festival Of The Juggernaut. (Essays) Capitalist Britain and the Hindu tradition of Vishnu's incarnation have much in common. [1,277 words]
By Night When Others Soundly Slept (I'd Pinch Lots Of Stuff) (Poetry) - [114 words]
Christmas Conundrum (Poetry) Christmas can be a confusing time for some children. [197 words]
Coming To Terms (Poetry) Extolling the virtues of the human brain. [177 words]
Contradictory Deliverance (Poetry) - [37 words]
Cost-Effective Indifference (Poetry) - [29 words]
Cough & Drop (Poetry) - [114 words]
Debt (Poetry) Debt, Emily Dickinson style. [178 words]
' Doc ' (Poetry) A very brief reflection of the continued erosion of free health provision in contemporary Britain. [80 words]
Douglas R.I.P. (Poetry) - [270 words]
Evening Class For A Grownup (Poetry) - [58 words]
Favour (Poetry) - [21 words]
Fruit And Vegetable Shortages (Non-Fiction) A spurious argument [269 words]
Get On Board, Iraqi Children (Poetry) Allah's train keeps a-comin' for thousands of Iraqi children. [181 words]
Good News Is No News (Short Stories) Good news isn't always what it seems. [470 words] [Literary Fiction]
Growing Up (2006) (Poetry) - [28 words]
Hey John! How Are Things My Friend? (Poetry) - [134 words]
Hit The Sack (Poetry) - [299 words]
If I Die (Poetry) Inspired by a conversation one evening at bedtime between my 6 year old daughter and I. Suddenly, she wanted to explore the concept of dying. [129 words]
Imperialism Dear Boy, Imperialism (Poetry) Limerick on the theme of the current Gulf conflict. [27 words]
In A Seaside Street (Poetry) - [167 words]
In The Top Right-Hand Corner (Poetry) - [21 words]
In The Union Of Myanmar (Poetry) - [38 words]
It's Like Hurricane Ike... (Poetry) - [112 words]
Kidney Stones (Poetry) - [13 words]
Killing At Camp - Justice? (Poetry) - [55 words]
Labour Pains (Poetry) - [93 words]
Last Wednesday: Peterchurch, Herefordshire. (Poetry) - [31 words]
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Lovers Walking In A Lane In Summer (Poetry) - [126 words]
Margaret Thatcher's Funeral (Non-Fiction) - [270 words]
Meop Citsigoloen A (Poetry) - [28 words]
Milton! Art Thou Dying (Again)? (Poetry) Is Milton Friedman's free-market mantra now in tatters? [28 words]
Monday Morning (Poetry) - [59 words]
Moral Instruction (Poetry) - [107 words]
My Child X 3 (Poetry) - [23 words]
Newport - Stow Hill (Poetry) - [4 words]
Norman's Unemployment Policy - Britain, Summer 1981 (Poetry) - [158 words]
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Oh La La ! (Poetry) - [118 words]
On The Beach! (Poetry) - [48 words]
Over My Dead Body (Poetry) - [52 words]
Pardon Me But................... (Poetry) - [11 words]
Parliament? - It's History! (Essays) The role of Parliament as an institution here in the UK must now radically change. [1,398 words]
Partnership (Poetry) - [30 words]
Playing Pétanque (Poetry) - [141 words]
Pleasure Island (Poetry) - [114 words]
Poem Of The Cross (Poetry) - [32 words]
Poetry - No Doubt (Poetry) - [8 words]
Potential Human (Poetry) - [33 words]
Pregnancy And Politics (Non-Fiction) An argument against capitalism [1,096 words]
Prophecy (Poetry) - [28 words]
Psalm 17-30 (The Rush-Hour Psalm) (Poetry) - [261 words]
Psalm 23 (New Labour's Psalm) (Poetry) - [108 words]
Psalm 23 (The Mcjob Psalm) (Poetry) McJobs abound in capitalist society.... [122 words]
Rain Heading In From The West (Poetry) A poem written to mark the many innocent deaths brought about by Western political aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. [243 words]
Raining Cats And Dogs (Poetry) Do you believe in metaphors coming true ? [187 words]
Reflections On God's Actions (Poetry) - [62 words]
Remembering (Poetry) - [144 words]
Saturday Night Dilemma (Poetry) Saturday nights out are not what they used to be. [92 words]
Saviour Self (Poetry) - [86 words]
School (Poetry) - [107 words]
Screwball Scramble (Essays) There is a good reason for the phenomenon of frenzied shopping in the Western world. [2,381 words]
September 03, 2007 (Poetry) To mark a particular President's recent visit to Iraq [18 words]
Social Inequality Is Not One-Sided (Non-Fiction) - [1,035 words]
Society, The Family And A Thatcher. (Essays) When UK conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asserted in 1987 that 'there is no such thing as society', she overlooked all that it is to be human. [5,380 words]
Something For Nothing (Short Stories) The irony of political correctness [90 words]
Sometimes (Poetry) Sometimes, contemporary work roles seem to necessitate wishful thinking in a person. [69 words]
Spitting (At) Images (Poetry) - [28 words]
Take O Take Those Chips Away (Poetry) - [44 words]
Taking Leave (And All That) (Poetry) - [36 words]
The B B C (Poetry) - [12 words]
The Chair (Poetry) - [235 words]
The Chinese Medicine Shop (Poetry) - [43 words]
The Lords (Poetry) - [28 words]
The Poisonous Dart Frog, Politics And History (Essays) - [2,477 words]
The Religious Sum Of The Iraq War (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Retrospective Chicken (Poetry) Introspective journey of a chicken. [255 words]
The Sack Race (Poetry) A short poem, written to mark the occasion of my youngest daughter's recent triumphs in her school sack race. [207 words]
The State (Poetry) - [22 words]
The Sum Of Amon Goeth's Execution (Poetry) - [14 words]
The Valleys (Poetry) - [68 words]
The Western Alpha Bit (Poetry) Topic of Iraq [182 words]
Thoughts On The Evolutionary School Of Life (Poetry) - [177 words]
Thoughts On Youth Crime (Poetry) - [16 words]
Topsy Turvy (Poetry) - [33 words]
Up! (Poetry) - [64 words]
Up-Hill (Till M4 Junction 3, Then Head South) (Poetry) - [138 words]
We'd Sit And Sing Alway (Then Came A Barratt Team) (Poetry) Greenbelt, in certain parts of 21st century Britain, is a dwindling phenomenon. [71 words]
We'll Go No More A-Dogging (Poetry) - [70 words]
What Do We Want? Concrete Fairness! When Do We Want It? Now! (Essays) Live Aid and Live 8 failed because they made metaphysical appeals to fairness and justice. [4,232 words]
While God........... (Poetry) - [15 words]
Why And How We Spoke God Into Existence (Poetry) Have you ever wondered how God came to be? [234 words]
Why Bother At All? (Non-Fiction) Why bother struggling to save a decaying economic system like capitalism? [483 words]
Withdrawn Loners And Sparkling Drops (Non-Fiction) The recent shooting at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut USA is tragic beyond question, yet also revealing in some ways. [856 words] [Crime]
Yesterday (Poetry) (Inspired by one of Brittany's recent tree-climbing experiences, she being our youngest daughter) [177 words]
Ends And Means
Colin Baker



The brilliantly gifted American political and moral theorist, John Rawls, argued that human beings must always be viewed as ends and everything else as means, the latter being fashioned and used (at least in theory) to maintain and promote human life and human progress. This of course seems like plain common sense because it is plain common sense.


And yet throughout the developed world, precisely the opposite takes place each and every day. Under conditions of advanced capitalism, based as it is on the ownership of private property and the buying and selling of commodities, the end good is necessarily realised by way of something one gets rather than something one does. Thus, all us human beings in the 'west' exist in this topsy turvy world in which most of us are used by a minority as means to pursue profit, while the things we make, along with the institutions we bring into being in order to maintain and develop this exploitative way of life, are all related to and conceptualised by us so uncritically, as ends in themselves. Why does this matter? It matters because such a state of affairs means that thinking, feeling human beings are necessarily subordinated to institutions and material artefacts of their own making which do neither. It's plain crazy!

 

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© 2012 Colin Baker
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
November 2012
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