The KingMakers

1 Jul

Hurray for the corporations! Huzzah! Corporations now have freedom of religion. Isn’t this exactly what our founding fathers hoped for when they penned and approved the Declaration of Independence and then our Constitution of the United States so long ago?

And now here we are on the anniversary of that august dawn of our country’s birth and the Supreme Court has not only since awarded corporate entities the right to person-hood but also the rights to free speech through the spending of unlimited amounts of money (something that a king might do, say what?) and now the corporate state has the right to exercise their freedom of religion by infringing upon the freedom of others to express their own religious beliefs. (something akin to a king’s power, may I have an amen please?)

But the great irony of all is not so much that these things we call corporate entities now have the freedom to exercise their religion…or that they are even considered to have the ability to have a religion or a belief system for that matter.

No, the great irony is not that corporations can possess religious morality but that they also have the power to kill with impunity!       For I am an owner of a GM vehicle! And what price have they paid (that hasn’t cost them our own bailout money) for their lies, poor craftsmanship and negligent homicide?

So let there be light, for the mystery of creation is no more. This is how it is done…

Corporations have not become people and the Supreme Court of the United States has not fashioned them in our own image.

Nay, I say to you…They are become Gods!

 

 

7 Responses to “The KingMakers”

  1. onnovocks July 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Huh? OK, Amen.

  2. RAB July 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    Good points. But might I add an alternative? Why did the Puritans come to the New World? Religious freedom. And what did they do with their religious freedom? Worshipped freely in their own way, slaughtered Native Americans (“heathen” and “devil-worshippers”), harassed Quakers (locked in the smokehouse, denied public voice), exiled free thinkers (think Anne Hutchinson), and spent a great deal of time peeking into one another’s bedrooms and punishing what they considered unenthusiastic religion and overly enthusiastic sex. Who made these judgments? The leaders. So, the Supremes may just be trying to bring back the days of the “Pilgrim Fathers” (note: no “mothers” need ask for equal time….).

    • avwalters July 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

      What, this is all just a return to the good old days? Sigh.

  3. Dan Hennessy July 2, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Amen , brother .

  4. The Crazy Crone July 2, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Gutsy post, good one.

  5. momshieb July 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    Ah, the irony of all of these happening the week of July 4th…….

  6. A Voice July 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    “[…]but that they also have the power to kill with impunity!”

    Consider the fact that someone like me, possessing a BA and MA, is precluded from employment like warehouse work. It’s commonplace for companies to conduct background checks BEFORE an interview and, worse yet, for these checks and the ‘passing’ criteria to be wholly in the hands of a 3rd-party company that makes the interview recommendation.

    I have no issue with background checks, but to make a judgement on something before getting to see an individual -and likely SOLELY on the notion that it saves the company money- is something that should truly be seen as reprehensible as it is. A permanent underclass is set up that, in some real way, though, of course, can be met with no strict comparison, is much like the underclass set up by segregation.

    Individuals are crushed and have no recourse. There’s been an acculturated standard that says these people deserve to be punished in perpetuity because they knew better, something that clashes strongly with the near pure rhetoric of second chances. This is an issue of personhood and, as such, is a Federal issue…but it is left up partially to the several States and ultimately to the Corporations.

    And so, on a socio-economic level, you’re quite right: they have the power to kill with impunity.

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