Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Saturday, December 30, 2006

democracy - a sick joke...

Something very sinister has happened and gone mostly un-noticed and generally unreported.

And now it's too late to do much about it.

Democracy has been corrupted by "the corporation" (I urge you again to read Joel Bakan's book The Corporation, reviews can be found [HERE]).

We are now ruled by The Corpocracy and far too few people understand the deadly threat this poses and how contra-democratic it actually is.

So thorough has been the shift in attitudes, that now few people can think outside of The Big Lie which asserts "what's good for the corporation is good for the people".

So complete is the spin-doctors' grip on the collective psyche, that no one dare implement anything which is "bad for the economy" (newspeak for "bad for Big Business".)

All politics is now ruled by the imperatives of Big Business and we can see nothing wrong with it. We have gone blind.

Big Business now owns us. We are its slaves. It plays the tunes we dance to. Money is no longer our servant, it has become our master. We, the people, are mere "resources" for Big Money. Our sole purpose is to be exploited by Big Money, for Big Money. That is the new Alpha and Omega. Money is God. God is money. Money is the omipotent force on this planet now. All hail money.

Consume. Be silent. Die.

And now for today's guessing competition: Guess which nation, more than any other in the last 150 years, has done its utmost to empower Big Money?

First prize is a free ticket to hell.

See you on the dark side of the moon...


Blogger GreenSmile said...

most of us, Gerry, are too corruptable, to easily led to complacency if the corporate sponsors add enough sugar to our "choice" of Republican offal or Democratic offal.

Those rare ones, the cranky old coots like yourself, or H. D. Thoreau may in one way or another see through the smoke screen of cheap comforts but won't find your warnings or advice welcome. You may mutter, as Orwell had Winston Smith mutter, "sanity is not statistics" and be right. But being right hasn't mattered for much at any point in history from what I can tell.

January 03, 2007 1:49 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Well, GS, I too am corrupted. I consume with the best of them, when I have some spare cash. But if I'm right in seeing what's wrong, how can it be fixed? Does anyone really want to endure the pain necessary to fix it? Or are we just hedonistic lemmings heading for the cliff regardless? Am I fool to lose sleep over these issues?

January 03, 2007 3:00 AM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

the thresholds of discomfort, like I mentioned in my new years day post, are too adjustable DOWNWARD. We can get so nothing but the strong and constant buzz of booze or sex and a full belly is tolerable. But they can also be adjusted upward. Discomfort is always relative to expectation.

YOU aren't the one to lose sleep, you're already awake to the problem!

January 03, 2007 12:03 PM  

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