MORE Rules and Regulations on huge corporations? Or just better ones?
The GOP agenda? Really?
Are MORE Rules and Regulations on huge corporations really needed today?
Or just better ones?
More or less regulations? which will make a difference for the better of all mankind?
Man cannot be trusted to do the honorable thing, by his very nature. (quote by dwilliam)
Will more rules and regulations create a counterpoise, or counter balance, strong enough to become an equivalent power, or force? A force that will be capable of acting in opposition to current trends and finally give us a true democratic state of balance (of power and control) in this troubled world?
Human "nature" itself seems to dictate the dire need for greater rules, regulations and restrictions.
Just because children grow into adulthood does not mean they have learned to play fairly in the 'school yard' of life and politics; or understand abstract concepts of decency, or right and wrong.
Things that are sadly missing, distorted, or easily corrupted in man's natural "senses" that must be learned at an early age to be of any consequence in this world. And i strongly urge parents to do so by using the same brainwashing techniques they use on their children to indoctrinate them into their religion. (Pound these abstract ideas into their heads/mind from the day they are born until they finally leave their parental influences):
- Kindness: the quality of being sympathetic, gentle, or helpful in nature.
- Empathy: the ability to put yourself in another person's position, and the ability to "imagine" what that experience is like to them, as if it were us instead.
- Fairness: free from self interest, prejudice, or favoritism.
- Equality: the same basic treatment for all people, irregardless of innate differences established by birth (race, color, nationality, sex, rights by mere existence), without prejudice for visibly being different than the average "norm" of the physical nature.
- Justice: the quality of "rights" according to the rules of law, or equality. Having a basis in, or conforming to, fact or reason, with what is considered morally upright, fair and reasonable for all people in general.
- Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress - together with the desire to alleviate it.
- Charity: generosity and helpfulness toward the needy and the suffering without expectations of personal gains in return (other than satisfaction without smugness).
- Sharing: different from charity in that its conceptual value is to give something we have in abundance to those who do not, or are unable to achieve basic needs due to hardship of any fashion, instead of "hoarding" for selfish reasons while ignoring the plights of others. Or to overtly and consciously not take more than one needs while harming others in the process.
- Honesty: the state of being genuine in nature without cheating. Being free from fraud or deception. To tell the truth, display straight forwardness in actions and do nothing underhanded to harm others.
No amount of teaching can adequately instill these positive traits in people when their opposites are overtly rewarded and applauded by the establishments that guide these principles. Children learn by example and what is extolled (tolerated, praised and glorified) by the news media, and the entertainment medias (T.V., movies, video games, etc..) and unfortunately the negatives dominate those medias.
Children, and adults, both readily extrapolate what is generally inferred from these external sources. We learn quickly to project, extend, or expand on ideas that are profitable and self serving that may be within the law, but less than honorable.
And that concept is okay with society as long as one does not go too far (for the average person). But greater exploitation of the system is openly acceptable for those who can afford to pay the fines if they do get caught "bending" the rules and ignoring decency altogether.
What can we expect as a society when we see things twisted out of proportion, according to one's status in life, or the uncontrolled need for greed, of the wealthy and powerful.
The less money one has, the more likely to be persecuted by the justice system. This obvious fact leads to the inevitable conclusion that money is more important to possess than the "positive" human "values" listed above.
Our world economy is in the state it is in because not enough regulation is imposed on those who would (and do) exploit others for personal gain without regard to the harm they cause to individuals and to society itself.
The only ones who object to, and deny, these truths are those who are causing the problems and want to continue to do so, or those who aspire to do so.
Apathy is the greatest ally to the exploiters. This indifference of the masses keeps the turmoil alive. When we do not stand up for the rights of others based on our misplaced judgmental-ism we allow the exploitations by a few to continue to flourish.
We tend to blame minorities for the turmoil in the world, when in reality the exploitation of minorities by those few in power only feeds that turmoil with endless fuel. So it is not the minorities who caused dissension when they are merely being used as pawns by those corrupt few who will continue to take greater control over our lives, and basic rights until we all stand united against them.
Democracy is being destroyed in the U.S. and replaced by dictatorships in many of our states, while we stand idly by and hope that these attacks somehow will not be directed at the rest of us.
When the "rights" or "desires" of extreme individuals and groups are more important than the rights of all individuals it is time we stand united for the preservation of all human life on this planet.
When men are left to their own unregulated devices, and have total freedom of choice, we beget the following - individuals and organizations of hate and greed that are causing 99.99% of all global problems.
Here are but a few examples of the exploiters, but not limited to:
- Koch Brothers,
- Karl Rove,
- Monsanto Corp,
- the supreme court,
- the US chamber of commerce,
- the tea party fanatics,
- various religious entities,
- Lobbyists united,
- self proclaimed supremacists,
- Rush Limbaugh,
- Glenn Beck,
- and countless more...
Feel free to add any that have contributed to our demise and who threaten democracy.
Freedom of speech was never meant to be freedom to destroy others with lies, half truths, or innuendos, for profit or power.
At the end of each of our lives it really won't matter how much wealth we have gained. We will be judged on the merits of what we have done for, or to, our fellow travelers through this life's journey we all share.
The greatest enemies to humanity are greed, lust for power, self serving and our judgmental-ism of others.
by d.william 04/16/2012
If that's all there is - let's break out the booze and have a ball
OK. Look at this infograph and then tell me we need LESS reluations
Regulations imposed by Government
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© 2012 d.william
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