This post (Our Perverted and Corrupt Socio-Economic System) was meant to clarify that it is not just Republicans in general, but corporate conservatives who promote corporatism-thinking, i.e. “corporations are people too, my friend”, and that type of thinking is what is doing the most harm to all of us who have personal valuations of less than a billion dollars. Clearly, our nation is being coerced into supporting endless wars as part of the solution to our economic problems and it’s just making matters worse. This war machine is supported by those who promote the “corporations are people” message because they gain political power every day that they are allowed to anonymously finance the campaigns of dunderheads. Unfortunately, that now includes the current administration.
This corporation-think is evident in Woodstock Connecticut where a multimillion-dollar athletic expansion (albeit a spectacular expansion – though I wonder if the artificial field is safe enough, given its short sideline area that ends in a cliff) is carried out at the same time that the local school systems are cutting teachers and educational resources. Clearly, Woodstock does not appreciate the true value of the educational professional, an attitude that is a growing trend on the national level.
That the attitude of corporation-promotion is being displayed by whatever group of people is in charge of Academy decisions is obvious. They care little to not at all for public input and they reveal extremely little about their long-term goals for the school and the community (who can HONESTLY argue this point? Oh, LibDem, but her difficulty with the English Language makes her twist everything backwards, so…right, no one).
A capitalist democracy has never existed, nor shall one ever exist for more than the first moment of idealistic thinking. After that moment every citizen must depend on every other and a form of socialism exists where it takes a group effort to accomplish anything. This includes group ownership of and responsibility for many things everyone in a society depends on like the infrastructure of roads, bridges, hospitals and the military, essential housing, basic food availability, basic medical care, mass transportation, etc. The United States of America has always been a socialist democracy, where at first only an elite group of wealthy, white, male, land-owners were allowed to make governmental decisions. As our democracy grew so did the ability of those in control to take advantage of their position (Congress allows its members to participate in insider trading – an outrage, a downright national shame). Somewhere along the way a federal court decision led to a court clerk negligently stating that corporations were to be treated as though they were individual citizens (which was NOT EVEN CLOSE to the original court ruling). Read the rest of this entry »