@dot: yes, this is a very tolerant, open group that certainly makes a misfit like me feel at home ;) I like you guys. This is probably not the right place to pursue the idea, but since we all like chaos... I've been struggling with fairness/justice of late - since the brawl we had over currency and toenails and plant-pimpin' - and I forced myself to listen to Kropotkin' Conquest of Bread audio book (I can't stand that guy, but I recalled he was anti-money and I needed the challenge).
I'll say, just to bounce it off you, that "fairness and justice" don't apply to what's likely random or unintentional (like Shinmin's statement that life isn't fair and the universe is indifferent, with which I certainly agree). That's more about being lucky and unlucky. On the other hand, when we look only at human behaviour and interaction we can talk about fairness: breaking one's word, the strong exploiting the weak, some taking more than their share, blame for something you didn't do, etc. etc.
I really see nothing in non-human life to suggest anything other than humans give a damn about justice; I suspect it is related to reason, another thing only human's seem to care about. That is, not being content with what, human's also like to know why. Oddly, fairness is sufficient to satisfy humans as to why, and in the interest of simplification I'll generalize that humans think injustice is a satisfactory reason for anger, irrational action and even suicide. I'll not even pretend to be an exception to this generalization.
It could've been the case that acid droppers, after seeing interconnectedness, feel a heightened sense of indignation and want more strongly to struggle to set things right. Agreeing with Kropotkin here, I'd say any social organization with privilege, assymetrical power, rulers, etc is naturally unfair. And the very idea pisses me off.
Yet I can't picture justice without the concept of exchange value of products of labor: what is a fair exchange? What was taken by force or knavery?
If I were to have a beer with Funky it might end badly: I would buy the first round, then Funky, rejecting the very concept of accounting, would feel nothing when I buy the second round, and the third. He'd say thanks, probably, but I'd say, "hey man, this isn't fair." He'd say, "you should give without expecting anything in return." I'd say, "it ain't about the money, it is the principle." He'd say, "money is an illusion." Me: "I know, but what I did to be able to compensate the brewer for her work was real, and That's what I'm giving. Doesn't my gesture make you feel a little desire to participate in a mutual project rather than just benefit from my project?" Funky: "you are a myopic, greedy bastard and a horrible father" Me: " You don't get to judge me if you reject morality."
edited to add: ;)