first off sorry for the slightl crazy question; maybe the admin could merge my various "crazy question" threads - if they wanted to?
anyway, do you think that capitalism has always placed a value on human life? obviously an individual's life can have a price, and that's always been so. but i wondered whether capital has become more sadistic, if death in the abstract - the death of no-one in particular - can be bought and sold and be a part of the economy and efforts to prolong capitalism.
i don't necessarily mean that death could have a +ve value. perhaps e.g. that ideology about the universal right or value to life has become ascendent. i mean that itself would probably be a good thing - if not for the fact that what capitalism gives it can take away?
i am just trying to work out what it means to me that i will die. thanks for any replies, and sorry for the randomness.
EDIT according to my not exactly fool proof thinking - the ruin of the bourgeois that i believe is a contemporary event, has determined the nature of barbarism or the collapse of the working class... capitalism will become more and more deadly [literally; or metaphorically] until the working class has all life strangled out of it.