A few months ago we came across a video that detailed an experiment in which monkeys and other animals were shown to completely reject unequal pay. Check out the video below.
On the surface it’s kind of funny to watch the monkey throw the food (pay) back into the face of the scientist (employer). When you apply this to human behavior, however, it’s not so funny. Humans consistently accept unequal conditions, while at the same time complaining and trying to protest to improve conditions and pay. This is totally ineffective.
The lecturer who suggests that the monkeys in the video are like Occupy Wall Street is wrong. At best, the Occupiers took B.S. for a long time, and eventually became fed up. The monkeys and other animals “got it” right out of the gate. They refused to accept less than what someone else received for the same work.
The animals didn’t eat the food, THEN complain. The animals threw a fit right there on the spot! There was no waiting until they got fed up to take action. They were fed up from the point when they realized they were being given the okey doke.
Until we learn that we cannot have it both ways–take the crumbs from the wealthy’s table, while continuing to give them what they want from us (wage slavery)–we will continue to suffer.
After all, even so-called animals of “lesser intelligence” understand this, so why don’t humans seem to “get it”?