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Originally posted by neo96
you would think they would at least buy you dinner first.edit on 28-7-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RevRay
This may be long, but it maybe something you might like to read. Written back when the Oil spilled into the Gulf.
Thoughts Towards the End by Rev. Ray (Sharky) Gorton
Cultures that do not recognize that human life and the natural world have a sacred dimension, an intrinsic value beyond monetary value, They cannibalize themselves until they die. They ruthlessly exploit the natural world and the members of their society in the name of progress until exhaustion or collapse, and build to a fury of their own self-destruction.
The Oil that poured into the Gulf of Mexico is part of the foolish death march. It is one more blow delivered by the Corporate State, the trade of life for gold.
But this time collapse, when it comes will not be confined to the geography of decayed civilization. It will be Global.
Those who carried out this Global genocide have followed what Sigmund Freud recognized as Thanatos or as we read in Enoch (the Evil Spirits of the children of the fallen watchers who were cursed to roam the Earth till the end of days)
These deformed individuals (weak willed) have propelled the annihilation of all living things, including themselves.
They lack the capacity for empathy. They are banal and dangerous. They possess the peculiar ability to organize vast destructive bureaucracies and remain blind to the ramifications.
The death they dispense, whether in the pollutants and carcinogens that have made cancer an epidemic, the dead zone rapidly being created in the Gulf, the melting of the polar ice caps or the deaths of 45,000 last year without the ability to afford medical coverage, is part of the cold and rational exchange of life for money.
The Corporations and those who run them, consume, pollute, oppress and kill.
These little Eichmanns who manage them reside in a parallel universe of staggering wealth, luxury and splendid isolation that rivals that of the closed courts of Versailles.
These Elite, sheltered and enriched, continue to prosper even as the rest of us and the natural world start to die. They are numb. They will drain the last drop of profit from us until there is nothing left.
These technocrats mistake the art of manipulation with knowledge.
Our ruling class of Technocrats is effectively illiterate. They can not recognize the necessary relationship between power and morality.
Moral traditions are the product of civilization and they have little knowledge of their own civilization.
Call them “ Hedonist’s of power”.
They have the inability to link their power to the public good and make this power an abstract force, a force that works, more often then not, at a cross purpose to the real needs of a painfully real world.
Our Corporate State has gutted environmental regulation as tenaciously as it has gutted financial regulation and habeas corpus. Corporations make no distinction between our personal improvement and the impoverishment of the ecosystem that sustains the human species.
Karl Marx understood that unfettered capitalism is a revolutionary force.
This force is consuming us.
Karl Polanyi in 1944, laid out the devastating consequences:
The depressions, wars and totalitarianism, will grow out of a so called self regulated Free Market.
He grasped that “Fascism, like Socialism, was rooted in a Free Market Society” that refused to function.
Karl Polanyi warned, “That a financial system always devolved without heavy government control into a Mafia capitalism and a Mafia political system”, which by the way is a good description of our corporate government.
He also warned, “that when nature and human beings are objects, whose worth is determined by the market, then humans beings and nature are destroyed”.
Speculative excesses and growing inequality always dynamite the foundation for continued prosperity and ensure “the demolition of society”.
Robbed of the protective covering of cultural institutions, human beings would perish from the effects of social exposure; they would die as victims of acute social dislocation through vice, perversion, crime, and starvation.
Nature would be reduced to its elements, neighborhoods and landscapes defiled, river polluted, military safety jeopardized, the power to produce food and raw materials destroyed.
This could very well be “The End of Days” if not “the End of the World as You knew it”
It is for we who still have a sense of Moral Equity and Justice for all living beings whether it be Animal, Vegetable or Human that can change these who would see the Demolition of Society.
But you must Act before time runs out on Earth our only Home.
Copyright 2009 by Rev. Ray Gorton