Sunday, June 25, 2006

Always Dollars, Never Sense!

Congress has made it very clear that they support the war machine, it's sponsors, and it's powerful defense contractors! What does this mean to the people whose tax dollars are tied up in this unaccountable machine? A machine which leaves in it's wake, a trail of death and destruction. It means the corporate interests win again, although not a landslide, but "majority(money) rules" doesn't it? The crime of fraud, according to wikipedia:
In criminal law, fraud is the crime or offense of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage them — usually, to obtain property or services from him or her unjustly. [1]. Fraud can be accomplished through the aid of forged objects. In the criminal law of common law jurisdictions it may be called "theft by deception," "larceny by trick," "larceny by fraud and deception" or something similar.

So once again the congressmen have decided to allow the people to be controlled by corporate interests. "Okay, next verse of the song please!" The lyrics are getting very repetitious! But you know, they say most refrains within songs come at the end. So maybe there is hope and we are finally reaching the end of this song and we can begin listening to some new "virt-u-real" rock-n-roll!

But, maybe I'm being a dreamer and there is no real possibility of the human race building a better place for the people! I have always favored optimism over pessimism, although it's a constant battle it seems! But there is a difference between the wave of my past and the one I am currently witnessing. The birth of this knowledge wave, (which we are riding) is undeniable, and hopefully I can somehow support the existence of our growing communities and their self-governed virt-u-real world. It is our turn isn't it, and the watch is ours isn't it?

Everyone else seems to have had their opportunity to create a humane world built on a market system of corporate ideologues. In case anyone hasn't noticed, corporatism just isn't working! Well, that's not quite true, there are a "few" benefitting really well with the corporate ideology and it continues to be about Dollars, Not Sense.

I see the swell of this "knowledge tsunami" building as it grows and challenges the basic interests and ideas concerning the prospects of a sustainable civilization. I consider myself fortunate to be witness to and active within this new wave as I could only be carried along by the previous wave. In my youth, I didn't realize I was riding a wave and I breathed my first breath after the wave had crested and was crashing ashore. And before I knew it, the wave was already dispersing into the sands of time.

As long as value of life places importance on reaching the "top of the hierarchial order", the refrains within this corporate song will continue and the corporations such as Halliburton will continue to govern the people.

Perhaps we should introduce a bill in congress to re-name our nation? "United" just somehow doesn't seem congruous with our current model of democracy!

First appeared on uncharted.


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