posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 07:29 AM
I've read plenty about "Corporate America". So much has been talked about on these forums. The risks, the dangers, the inevitable
I don't pretend to know everything about America. About politics, government, corporations and their lobbyists.
I am a simple, humble man who just tries to provide for his family, live a good life, and tries to have some fun along the way.
But we are entering a brave new world. One that I don't understand.
Today I read an article
The headline reads,
Occupy founder calls on Obama to appoint Eric Schmidt 'CEO of America'
One of the co-founders of the Occupy Wall Street movement has called on Barack Obama to resign as president, and “appoint Eric Schmidt CEO of
Justine Tunney, a self-styled “champagne tranarchist”, is now a software engineer at Google, but remains involved with Occupy Wall Street, through
the occupywallst.org website, which she created.
In the petition, which currently has two signatures (a far cry from the 195,000 who follow the Occupy Wall Street twitter account Tunney started in
2011), she calls on Obama to arrange a national referendum to:
1.Retire all government employees with full pensions.
2.Transfer administrative authority to the tech industry.
3.Appoint Eric Schmidt CEO of America.
Tunney previously hit headlines when she reclaimed control of the Occupy Wall Street twitter account in February, and mooted the possibility of
raising $1m to form a “non-violent militia”. Yasha Levine, a reporter for Silicon Valley publication Pando Daily, noted the seeming discrepancy
between Tunney’s former anarchist beliefs and her current role at Google. Since her arrival at the firm, he writes, “she has become an astroturfer
par excellence for the company, including showing up in a comment section to bash my reporting on Google’s vast for-profit surveillance
“It never ceases to amaze me how far people have to stretch in order to denounce the one corporation that gives away everything for free,” she
wrote. Explaining on Twitter why she thinks anti-capitalism is compatible with promotion of her employers, she argued that “Tech companies
expropriate ad money from capitalists to build a superintelligence & don’t pay dividends!”
“Silicon Valley is firmly post-capitalist. There just isn’t a name for it yet, nor an intellectual [assessment],” she continued.
Is this where we are headed?
Do people really think the we are entering a post-capitalist world?
I know this won't gain traction right away, but the thought that it even merits a story-line disturbs me.
Do we say good-bye to the Constitution and say hello to corporate rules?
Are our freedoms now to be determined by a bottom line?
I leave it to you to decide.
As always, read, ignore, reply, or send flowers to elderly people you don't even know.
I humbly leave it up to you.