Randy, it gets back to having a TOEist community, one of which leads the way against the destruction of sentient`s for profits. you know most of this exist, because of simple economics, it is just good business. Sabby
thinking about all those greedy profit seeking capitalists for a moment...
most are merely seeking efficiency according their personal mental models
the mental model will inform the perceived decision space, with an array of options, along a continuum from absolute small picture selfishness all the way over to absolute "other"-ishness
according to the model, other is not so other, so sustainable
"selflessness" is in reality just a more effective experience of balance
persons with a more limited PMR model, who do not consider animals to be sentience, will be oblivious
its not so much destruction of sentience (which would be hunting) as the creation of the cycle of intentional birth and death for creating meat. Sentience within the PMR is created as well as destroyed, and there is more sentience as a result of the meat industry. The issue has to be something else, and I would argue that the issue is the act of killing itself for selfish intent
. Putting an animal down to end its suffering in old age, is completely different.
The irony of all this is that the belief that veganism is selfless is itself delusion, as being vegan is likely one of the best possible things you could do optimize sensor platform effectiveness. The common error of course when moving in this direction (vegetarianism=half assed veganism) is substituting pasta/bread and dairy for meat.
The challenge is relearning how to eat.
interestingly, the publicly traded corporation becomes souless when the founder or founding family loses control. For example, Facebook, while under the control of Zuckerberg, the decisions connected to Facebook are subject to sentience and consciousness, which is subject to the higher ruleset. At a certain tipping point, Zuckerberg will lose lose control to the bean counters and spreadsheets, and at that point, the strategic decisions regarding facebook will be cut off from consciousness and big picture economics. It may make financial sense to sell Facebook to China or the Saudis.
The corporation is somewhat constrained by the willingness of the management and employees to execute direction.
Tom's Shoes (there's that name again!) is a great example of the balance between profit and becoming love - as a shoe is gifted to a poor developing nation shoeless child every time you buy a shoe, baked into the business model. This would be a great TOEish company to team up with for a TOE-head.