reply to post by Chewingonmushrooms
Have you ever heard the saying "you cant con an honest man?" Its true.
The reason the schemes and plans and dirty tricks of the "elite" work so well is because the people on the bottom are just like them morally, only
they hold less of an advantage socio-economically. How did Wal Mart destroy wages and small businesses? People who wanted to save a couple extra
cents (advantage seeking) sold their own interests out in the long run. At first, they saved money and bought more. Then as communities eroded
around the Wal Marts, they shopped there because they HAVE to. The cant afford not to now, because of the destruction of the economic environment in
their area. But greed began the erosion.
Its the same everywhere. If people do not learn that if they want to live in a good world they need to BE, completely, the kind of person they want
to deal with, we will never get anywhere. Corporations could not do what they do without millions upon millions of enablers. From those who buy
their stock hoping to make a buck, (and ignoring their horrific behavior) to those who work for them, to those who shop with them or use their
And it could easily be done. You dont even need to suffer too much. In your area, pick ONE corporation at a time, and boycott them. You have others
to choose from. Shift the whole town, city, states business to one corporation for two months, then pick another and swap roles.
Why? What good does it do to totally boycott a corporation for only two months then give then the whole cities business and boycott their rival? It
lets them know we know there are strength in numbers. It lets them know we understand the game, and how to play it, and that we will work as a
"corporation" of buyers and fight them if they dont get the supply demand thing right. Corporations exist to serve people, not vice versa.
However when you have a group of people each totally self centered, each totally self serving, always seeking advantage over others in the group, we
can never win. Unity, and character, and willingness to sacrifice some self gratification for a longer range goal that benefits the whole group.
What I find pathetic about us, (Americans) is that people have died to get us what we have. They have sacrificed everything, their lives, all
comfort, everything they had, and most Americans wont buy a little less, pay a little more, or drive a little further to force government, and
corporations to listen to us.
We (as a collective) deserve exactly what we have. We are, in fact, the ultimate CAUSE of what is going on in the world, because none of it could
happen if we were not enabling it because of our own greed.
And those are generalizations, and I know there are many individuals who do not fit that description. Unfortunately, they are just an ineffective