Friday, April 15, 2011

Cyberpunk Radio SF # 127 - Corporate

Corporatism is about the cult of the self.
It is about personal enrichment and profit as the sole aim of human existence.
And those who do not conform are pushed aside.

It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity and vocabulary to challenge the assumptions and structures of the corporate state.
It funnels them into a caste system of drones and systems managers.
It transforms a democratic state into a feudal system of corporate masters and serfs.

Corporations deflect attention from the theft of billion in wages, savings and earnings among American workers and a landscape where one in six workers is out of work.

The speculators on Wall Street looted the U.S. Treasury.
They stymied any kind of regulation.
They have avoided criminal charges.
They are stripping basic social services.
And now they are demanding to run our schools and universities.

The truly educated become conscious.
They become self-aware.
They do not lie to themselves.
They do not pretend that fraud is moral or that corporate greed is good.
They do not claim that the demands of the marketplace can morally justify the hunger of children or denial of medical care to the sick.
They do not throw 6 million families from their homes as the cost of doing business.

Thought is a dialogue with one’s inner self.
Those who think ask questions, questions those in authority do not want asked.
They remember who we are, where we come from and where we should go.
They remain eternally skeptical and distrustful of power.
And they know that this moral independence is the only protection from the radical evil that results from collective unconsciousness.
The capacity to think is the only bulwark against any centralized authority that seeks to impose mindless obedience.
There is a huge difference between teaching people what to think and teaching them how to think.

Those who are endowed with a moral conscience refuse to commit crimes, even those sanctioned by the corporate state, because they do not in the end want to live with criminals—themselves.

As Socrates Tweeted recently: “It is better to be at odds with the whole world than, being one, to be at odds with myself”.
REF: Chris Hedges“The World As It Is: Dispatches On the Myth of Human Progress.”

Music: Deltron 3030 - Virus
Duration: 17:41
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File: mp3