Exquisitely said, perfect analogy, and excuse me while I pick myself up the floor from laughing so hard at that last summation......Brien said:
And this is because the guy who buys his widget from the businessman is taken advantage of, correct? Let's say you smoke pot. You buy your pot from a delear. You get what you want, his pot, and your supplier gets what he wants, your money. You continue to do this for as long as you enjoy smoking pot. You are both getting what each other wants out of the trade. How is this "leading to the destruction of mankind"?
Let's even take the money out of it. You grow grapes and make excellent wine. You have a surplus of this wine. You like to smoke pot but can't grow the good stuff for the life of you. You trade your excellent Claret for some 1st grade sensimillia with a Panmanian friend. How does this "lead to the destruction of the human race"?
I know, everyone sits around smoking pot and drinking wine; which leads to the destruction of the human race. What a way to go man.