Re: humanism vs. transhumanism

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 09:44:50 +0000

> >Because workers and human beings like Bill Gates or Rockefeller are *not*
> >on the same level. Rich people have enough money to build up a firm; there-
> >fore for them are to work for wage or to work for their own firms a real
> >alternativ;

You mean rich people like Ray Kroc? Rich deVoss? Sam Walton?

> > but if you have to work for wage and must spend most of your
> >wage for your survive you are not able to earn enough money to build up
> >your own firm. Therefore you are forces to earn wage your hole life.

Sorry, but the three people I named (among a great many others --
some of whom immigrated to the United States, not speaking English,
possessing only those resources they were able to keep while fleeing
through the jungle or accumulate during years in refugee camps --
you can't get much poorer than that) did precisely what you
say cannot be done.

Maybe you didn't recognise the names, though.

Ray Kroc was a milkshake-making-machine salesman and repairman, and
from that start he created the McDonald's chain.

Rich deVoss was a door-to-door soap salesman. He owns half of Amway.
(The other half is owned by Jay Van Andel, who was also a
door-to-door soap salesman with a territory nearby.)

Sam Walton sold various supplies to small-town general stores. And
created the WalMart chain.
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