Thursday, March 13, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
It's about the Michigan governor apparently violating the law. Ho hum.
The cartoon is not off target at all. I've heard people (public figures) who vociferously demand that we make over our society into Corporate powers and subjugate the "little guy" into a minor role in the "bigger scheme" of things.
A lady named Naomi Klein has written a book titled The Shock Doctrine which explores this further. Here's a quote, about the fall of Communism in the USSR:
"And it was in that moment of flux and disorientation that several very savvy people, many of them in this country, seized on that moment to declare victory not only against communism, but against all ideas but their own. Now, this was the Fukuyama ( Francis Fukuyama is deputy director of the State Department's policy planning staff - ed.) chutzpah, when he actually said—and it seems so strange to read it now—in his famous 1989 speech, that the significance of that moment was not that we were reaching an end of ideology, as some were suggesting, or a convergence between capitalism and socialism, as Gorbachev was suggesting, it was not that ideology had ended, but that history as such had ended. He argued that deregulated markets in the economic sphere combined with liberal democracy in the political sphere represented the endpoint of mankind’s ideological evolution and the final form of human government."
This depression we are entering has been created by power seekers and power users. These powers are no longer interested in "the people"(no matter their protests to the contrary).
They don't care whether the average man can afford medical care (too many people, anyway), they don't care if you can own your house (apartments are more efficient for big populations), they don't care if you have to pay $4 or $5 for a gallon of gasoline (corporate profit is good), they don't care if burning gasoline is poisonous (it's profitable), they don't care if the food you buy is toxic (imports will help kill some overstock people off), they don't care if the toys you buy your children will destroy them (helps prevent too many others from being born in the future), they don't care if religions are used to make war (big enough explosions help keep population down and create opportunities to build bigger buildings).
It goes on and on and we are expected, nay, ordered, to live with it. Procorporate is the new standard of our society and we must learn to embrace it. It is already taught in schools. History, Math, English, Social Studies, Logic no longer require study nor getting acceptable grades to pass the course.
Sometimes, I wonder why we don't just create a new country somewhere where moral and ethical values will be the rule of the land.
OK, I'll likely delete this post when I'm out of this funky mood. Who wants to hear from a geezer who is disgusted with the lack of courage and goodness and morality? Hell, I don't think I want to.