Most of you won't have the patience to read through this post. I suspect few of you will even give a damn what it's telling us.
For me, this is a rare venture into the subject of semi-politics. As a rule, I am not a political animal; I despise the whole stupid game and refuse to play it in any form. However, I've decided this is important and enlightening material I've gotta try to pass on to others.
I gradually noticed the sad garbage in the below article happening since I was a kid, but just couldn't put it into words. Despite its verbosity, I know you will be blown away after carefully reading it. It's history ... but with a twist of truth. I doubt if they'll teach you this in school ... because schools are now bowing to the control of Corporations, too.
In the following essay, I find that Ms Lasn articulates my observations quite adequately.
I'd also like to add my two cents' worth: the anti-monopoly safeguards put in place by our founding fathers have failed; hideously bloated corporations have discovered loopholes and are taking full advantage of exploiting them, constantly assimilating smaller companies and "merging" with (taking over) other large corporations. And we take for granted that this is all normal and as it should be.
As Charlie Brown says, it makes my stomach hurt.
( Collapse ) We've spent so much time bowed down in deference, we've forgotten how to stand up straight.
The unofficial history of America™, which continues to be written, is not a story of rugged individualism and heroic personal sacrifice in the pursuit of a dream. It is a story of democracy derailed, of a revolutionary spirit suppressed, and of a once-proud people reduced to servitude.
Excerpted from Culture Jam: The Uncooling of America™
(Kalle Lasn, William Morrow/Eaglebrook, 1999).
With luck, I should live another 30 to 40 years. I may see the day when the United States Government is run by one large corporation.
I wonder if anyone's written a science fiction on this yet? Ha, truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
Coincidentally, I just came across another related website whilst searching: Restore Citizen Authority Over Corporations
I refuse to call myself a "fan" because that term is derived from the word "fanatic."
John's murder and George's stabbing were actions of a "fan."