Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's the people, stupid...



Thor is not one of those people who blame corporations for everything. It is PEOPLE who work in or for corporations, buy from corporations, allow corporations and money into politics, allow corporations to rape and kill the earth, allow governments to be weak, stupid, naive, corrupt or to get away with murder, vote for the politicians who maintain the status quo rather than fix the problems and lead the way to a better future, remain passive rather than throw the bastards out or make it impossible for the people in the corporations or in politics to act the way they do, PEOPLE who create more people that again become part of the problem, legitimize the status quo, continue to treat other species with disrespect and ignorance, etc. etc. etc. Corporations may not be people in the way a compromised Supreme Court of the United States has stated that they are, but they consist of people, sell to people, and they carry on with the complicity and collaboration of people. And governments are nothing but people either. Mostly naive and stupid people, or people with good intentions but few degrees of freedom—at least they perceive that they have few degrees of freedom. And they need people to vote for them if they are going to remain politicians. Which probably they shouldn't...

If you resent that people have no choice but to buy from corporations, that corporations have no loyalties other than to the shareholders and their own wallets and careers, that weak politicians pay too much heed to what the monied folks want, that corporations are wrecking the world in which we live while corrupting our politics and our monetary system and making the way people live their lives completely meaningless and ugly, there is only one thing for it: Get organized and do something about it. The difficulty is, of course, all those other people who are oblivious, greedy, pacified, and remain hooked up to the Matrix, and all those people who perceive that they have few degrees of freedom to act any different than they do. How to move humanity away from their all-destroying path...