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God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy # we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off. -Tyler Durden, Fight Club
There was once a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish... it was so fragile. And I fear that it will not survive the winter. -Marcus Aurelius, Gladiator
In moral and political philosophy, the social contract or political contract is a theory or model... that typically addresses the questions of the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual.
I think we're both on the same page about that. Corporations aren't people.
originally posted by: JonButtonIII
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass
I think we're both on the same page about that. Corporations aren't people. In fact, I don't think publicly traded companies should be allowed to exist.
The second a corporation/exec's job mission becomes "maximize shareholder value," they've just accepted a de facto corollary objective of "screw the workers and everyone else as hard as possible to make that happen."
In a rational and just society, this is obviously unacceptable behavior.
We need to return to the original days where we remember why the hell we're working in the first place. The point of a business is to provide a living for the people who actually work there...not to provide bags of ill-gotten wealth for some shadowy dbags that invested in the company and prioritize profit over humanity.
"The Illuminati started long before 1776, It has it's roots in the mystery religions which the knights templar perpetuated. In Nimrod's time, Semiramis brought back the mystery religions which were from before the time of Noah. The Illuminati was just a different name by which these same entities existed. They can change their name a thousand times, but the same entities run it."
originally posted by: incoserv
I am afraid that most politicians would disagree with you on that. Corporations have lots of money. To a politician, anything that has lots of money is a person. Anything that does not have lots of money is an obstacle.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
And if we all did it - just stopped playing the game. Well - that house of cards, you know....if we all blow on it, it can't stand.