Daar word op die oomblik in die kerk meer gepraat oor self-ontplooiing as oor self-opoffering.-Anon.......As ‘n kerk haar woorde begin devalueer, dan word die kerk ‘n ramp vir die volk. - K Schilder


Lack of ethics the tragedy behind Chile’s mining tragedy?

It seems as if the mining company’s greed in a way caused this tragedy. When making money is more important than securing the safety of workers ... this is what happens. Vitims of a ruthless drive for profit...
Read more here: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/sep2010/chil-s03.shtml


Yf said...

Greed is the root of much evil, insofar as it is a desire to possess something that rightfulle belongs to someone else. The company has transgressed the 10th Commandment, by desiring something that rightfully belongs to the miners, i.e. the desire for their own prosperity in all that it entails, at the expense of the miners' prosperity

They have transgressed the 9th Commandment: you shall not bear false witness, i.e. you must not lie, in that they assured the miners that everything was safe, when it was'nt. It was greed made them do it, nothing else.

The company transgressed the 8th Commandment. You may not steal. Not through their own labours dit they try to satisfy their own greed for prosperity, but through the exploitation of the miners' labour did they try to do it. What else is that bu to "steal" the miners' energy from them, especially so with total disregard for the safety of the miners?

Transgression of the 7th (no adultery) and 6th Commandments (no murder) has yet to be seen.

And what about the golden rule of loving thy neighbour as thyself? Lastly, they made idols of themselves by "lording" it over their employees, as is demonstrated by the above sentences.

Yes, bad ethics is definitely part of the cause - you cannot blame the disaster on nature or "an act of God" if you knew the risks and try to absolve yourself of any guilt in such a way.

What transpires down there should be very interesting from a health, psychological and spiritual point of view.

Henrietta said...

SOOOO glad to "see" you here again, Yf! Each and every paragraph that you wrote, contains profound truths... thank you.

Henrietta said...

Ai tog, om by al die onheilighede te voeg, lees ek vandag:
“Some, including lawyers representing the mining company, suspect that the owners of the mine will declare bankruptcy after the men are rescued” (Lees ook hier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Copiap%C3%B3_mining_accident )