… honor is not the same as dignity. One might even say: honor is surplus dignity. It is that heightened consciousness of power, and its dangers, that comes from having stripped away the power and dignity of others; or at the very least, from the knowledge that one is capable of doing so.
David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years (Kindle Locations 3554-3556).
I was asked by Erica Scourti, a London-based artist, to contribute a passage from Graeber’s book that I felt was significant; I felt the above passage got closest to my own objections to Capitalism: that it is inherently carnivorous and dehumanizing.
Scourti actually asked for a screenshot from my Kindle, and so here it is (by way of the Kindle application on my MacBook Air):