Wednesday, January 25, 2006

It's Simple. . .

We Are Now A Corporatist Nation - A "Privatized" Government
by The Old Hippie Because It Is The Reality

All Private Corporations have a simple set of priorities, which are:

A.  Profits
  -  To Shareholders, and For Corporate Officers Incomes

B.  Income
  -  Customers - Getting, Keeping, and Increasing their number

C.  Product Costs Control
  -  Source, Supply, Manufacture, Warehousing, and Distribution of Products

D.  PR Costs Control
  -  Advertising, Public Relations, and Branding

E.  Worker Costs Control
  -  Fighting of Workers Wages and/or Organization
  -  Reducing Workers Health, Safety, and Security Expenditures

F.  Environmental Costs Control
  -  Fighting Environmental Regulations, (If In the Way of "A." and/or "C." Above)
  -  Hiding Negative Environmental Impacts of "C." via "D."

Highest Priorities:  Increasing Profits, Customers/PR, and Reducing Costs
Lowest Priorities:  Workers, Environment, Consumer Protections, and National Loyalty

Once corporatists have taken control of a government, as has happened here in America, the government becomes a convenient, and powerful, tool to facilitate the control of their priorities, which history has shown, precipitates the destruction of any semblance of a representative Democracy - Not once, in the written history of this planet, has a democracy survived this type of internal take-over of its governmental structures.  Not once.

In every case, for a while, the name remained, the facade remained, the denial remained, but in the end, every single nation lost its representative republic, the wealth of the nation was almost always successfully transferred to a tiny few, and the controlling power of the government was successfully transferred to the "Unitary Executive" tiny few, (just as is happening to America as I write this,) while the rest of its citizens finally realized what they had "allowed" to be lost - Just as most of us Americans are just now beginning to awaken to what we have "allowed" to be taken from us.

It's Simple - The power of the "allowed" greed for profits - at any cost - Is what caused it.

Sadly, most Americans are still "allowing" themselves the luxury of the denial of this reality.

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Nothing else to say - Its bad, its getting worse, and its still being "allowed."


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