posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 02:01 PM
Well, you've heard about planned obsolesence... where companies design a product to "fail" before it really should...
Just another phenomenal example of the fleecing of the world by corporations and the governments that continue to allow them to do business this way.
Why, as a civilization, are we so complacent to allow this crap to continue? Why do we continue to sit by while governments and corporations extort
money from us?
We are all well aware that politics is money and money is politics, right? It's simple really, the corporation buy the politicians (By supporting
their "re-election campaigns") and the politicians "return" the money to the corporations by legislating (Or a lack thereof) in the favor of the
corporate bottom line. When did we shift from a capitalistic Democracy into an oligarchy? Why did we let it happen? Is it too late to do anything
I, for one, am sick and tired of it. Last year I pledged an oath to only do business with small, independently owned businesses whenever possible and
to avoid corporations at all costs. I am interested in hearing from other posters about their experiences with planned obsolesence, corporations and
how they feel that we might be able to deal with this continuing extortion.