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Are Corporations Trying to Distract Us With Social Issues While They Take Control of Our Economy?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corporations, government, corruption, obama, republicans )

Roseann
- 372 days ago - alternet.org
Politicians are winning liberal hearts and minds on social issues, while embracing a corporate political agenda.



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Alan Lambert (84)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:26 am
I believe it's probably true. Americans are suffering from information overload. The corporate-ocrats are counting on this to do their worst in secret.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:34 pm
Four pages of reading, and I still couldn't figure out where the author stood.
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:04 pm
How unfortunate.

Clinton subscribed to the idea of greatest economic good for the greatest number, by liberalising international trade - a transparently pro-corporate agenda, which brought great financial gain to investors, while depressing wages for those in the USA who decided in life to work for manufacturing corporations.

Economic theory, aside from believing the illusion of growth as health, and thus requiring growth indicators as social measures of national and personal health, misconstrues economic gain as benefiting those who suffer from such impoverishment, merely lumping them in automatically as beneficiaries, when they are actually losing.

Market valuation raises predicted value, and thus supports influx of speculative $ to the corporations who seem to be growing.

But let me get away from that death spiral into the growth problem.

Human population growth itself feeds the idea of increased value as the increasing scarcity of resources causes greater use of individual energy to obtain resources. In other words, greater value is actually greater impoverishment and through this illusion, retention of individuals in the economy. We cannot now escape the world treadmill, as we are utterly dependent upon it for every aspect of our lives: food, unappropriated property upon which to gain shelter, and social interaction is limited to those who support and are slave to that cycle of effort.

So what larger human populations are doing through reproduction, is to enhance the wealth and social control of those who invest/speculate/bet on the growth or scarcity in the future of commodities and red-herring luxuries, while reducing the capacities of those who consume these things along with dangling ever-newer things that consuming economic slaves desire, keeping the cycle going and growing.

Marketing is advertising to get you to support the social dominance of whomever markets to you.

Politicians are the marketers and enforcers, of large financial interests.

It doesn't matter where an author stands. What maters to you is where you stand:
You can join the race for social dominance, at least up to the point of guilt over your actions supporting the suffering, death, and iimpoverishing the life experience of other beings;

or you can attempt to live in another fashion. This is not impossible nor beyond yur own natural wisdom and impulses.
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:25 pm
While the author prizes gay marriage as an important progressive reform, remember that gay people too, are subject to the unsustainable spiral of growth economics, even though they tend not to proliferate the far-overbloomed human population. They are to the author,indicative of the hoodwinked-into-voting for corporate destructive and controlling agenda.

Social issues are ethical issues. The exuberant joy over acceptance of the economic and spiritual right of homosexually oriented humans should be part of the movement toward the emotional/spiritual happiness equally due as right of others.

Yet interest groups overlap - many cruelly selfish and controlling people are gay. I watched one instrumental in destroying a socially valuable nonprofit group and its programs - from which the community and the wider world never recovered. He did this for personal financial gain and illusory social gain.
So social participation neither is nor should be the goal of equality, unless that participation is ethical in the widest and deepest sense.

On care2 we see the news hijacked, as a for-instance, by those who seek retribution and revenge against single abusers or of abusers of single individuals. This overwhelming covering of the issues merely perpetuates the idea of revenge and retribution, distorting care2 into a forum of riotous contention.

It should be a place of consideration of change, true change, and not merely partisan aggression.

It is sometimes difficult to separate the dichotomy, but I really believe that each person knows the difference between rage and care.
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:36 pm
Finallly, economic justice must, for reasons of developing a fulfilling ethic in each life, be considered to include all other life.
Elsewhere today in discussion of the problem of social cruelty toward wolves and the rationales for it, endemic in Wisconsin's decisions, I mentioned a tale called "Who Speaks For Wolf?"

In that tale a community discovered that to ignore the other living things, causes extreme poverty, ad because of their self-interest it became necessary to give those others, the wolf, an equal say. Decisions among the Nations who tell this tale, are made though consensus, and not merely through majority rule. If some issue is brought before the community, which includes all the living things, implementation of response only occurs when substantially ALL agree.

That is the only true democracy.
All else is tyranny.

I hope you all will work toward a consensus-based democracy. Include me & the wolf., and don't worry about the cruel and the greedy, for their control evaporates in such a social system.
 
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