Corporate Greed in America- The Evil Empire in our 'Modern' Day Society

Ancient Ruins and Ancient Greed in Modern times

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Corporate symbol with motto:  In Gold We Trust
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Corporate Motto: Reach for the Almighty Dollar
Corporate Motto: Reach for the Almighty Dollar
Corporate Creed: Always strive for greater Net Profits
Corporate Creed: Always strive for greater Net Profits

Plutocracy versus Social Democracy

The fall of the Roman Empire and the Fall of America - are there similarities?

Is history repeating itself?

Will mankind ever learn from history, or continue to keep repeating the same old mistakes?

(I am afraid that the answers to these questions are not all viewed in a favorable light)

PLUTOCRACY:

The current U.S. Government (despite all the rhetoric), is currently a Plutocracy (A government by the wealthy). There is no doubt about that fact.

It is no longer a 'free' society. The common people are now nothing more than just drones.

"Drones" by definition: a. ( the male of a honey bee that has no sting and gathers no honey). b.(the workers). c. (to pass, proceed, or act in a dull, drowsy, or indifferent manner).

The expectation is to work for the wealthy, without any government representation, and have no power to intercede { with no way to intervene between parties - (the drones and wealthy) - with any view to reconciling differences.}

SOCIAL DEMOCRACY (NOT SOCIALISM):

  • A government as it was meant to be. As it was before the plutocratic take over.
  • A government by the people, for the people.
  • A government that represented only the people, and not the special interests.
  • A government with "elected" not ''bought'', officials that go to Washington to represent the people - all of us .
  • A government that ensures the safety of the citizens (army, navy, air force, marines, state police, local police, etc.) that keep the peace and enforce the laws.
  • A government that ensures equality for all citizens regardless of any 'individual' differences.
  • A government that collects 'reasonable taxes' from every citizen, and every business, and yes this does include those huge money hungry, multi-billion dollar annual profit entities. {And should include those free loading useless religious 'businesses' that currently have a free ride pass but that still manage to collect their 'tithes' - a small tax or levy, usually 10 % or so of all parishioners' annual wages.}
  • A government that regulates business corporations and does not allow for anything to become 'too big to fail'.
  • A government that provides socialized medicine - free health care for every 'American' citizen. {NOT free health care for 'illegal immigrants', and politicians}. In spite of the biased views of the insurance companies, and the wealthy profiteers, there are many countries, that have socialized medicine that works well for the people. We need to look at them seriously and take notes.
  • A government that does not bend over for lobbyists that have only their own interests at heart.
  • A government that promotes education at a reasonable cost. {Reasonable costs that can be easily reached and sustained by limiting Corporate net profits}. A "free society" should mean free for all citizens to have equal opportunities to succeed in life - to obtain that 'American Dream' we once had before the greed set in. It does not, or should not, mean freedom to exploit, or twist the laws, to accommodate and allow unfettered net profits to be unreasonably stolen from our societal economy by a few greedy individuals.
  • A government that is truly separate from religion. There should be NO religious slants or religious beliefs influencing the governmental process.

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Undo external influences:

the likes of religious, quasi-political, and corporate influences.

Freedom of religion is a basic right - not a right to influence government workings to further their own biased agendas.

They do not pay taxes and have no right to representation in governments that are for ''all the people''. We need to be realistic, logical and keep religion out of politics.

Politicians salaries and benefits should be commensurate to the duties of their positions - not to their level of greed.

This country should be about freedoms, equality, education, progression into a future without wars, hatred, strife, and most of all without individual or corporate greed sapping all the energy, money, and life out of us all.

Those who want to remain in their staid and stagnant, non-progressive lives are certainly free and able to do so within the confines of their own lives and backward religious beliefs without trying to drag the rest of us down and backwards along with them.

Their personal beliefs do not belong in government business either.

Simple solutions - Powerful results

If mankind does not destroy itself in the interim, perhaps several generations from now, these concepts will come to fruition.

In some future time when people finally get tired enough of this current crap being forced at us today by the few, the mighty, the wealthy, the self serving and all the greedy inglorious bastards that control our lives so badly today.

(And PLEASE folks, the word bastard is NOT a swear word - it simply means 'motherless' so please try to contain your "moral" self righteously imposed urges to judge others. .

God Bless America!

She certainly needs it.

by: d.william 10/14/10

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JOE BARNETT 6 years ago

great hub. that is what the people want but there are those that speak with hollow words that i think work for some kind of special interest group. whats amazing is, they work to there own demise. id level.


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TeaPartyCrasher 6 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

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American Romance 6 years ago from America

uh..........you finished with God Bless America? How is that possible if God is kicked out of our government? You liberals are a strange lot! God is what made this country great! Evidence of Gods input starts from the first meetings of those writing the Declaration of Independence! ......might want to rethink your position! ..........or leave and take TeaParty with you!


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Hey, Amercan Romance. As usual your view is slanted as most narrow minded people usually are. I certainly believe in a Creator, but the founding fathers of this great country had enough wisdom to separate church from state to prevent undue influence from a 'special interest' group. (and the churches certainly have their own agenda, and not always in favor of the majority - you cannot have one religion with governmental representation without all religions weighing in, and what a fiasco that would be). I do believe that you are the one that needs to re-think your position. But, i am sure that would never happen. I have little, if any regard, for any religious entities today. They all have their own agendas, and want to maintain the status quo as do the republican conservatists. It disheartens me when people are so afraid of change. Without progress, we never would have known that the world was round instead of flat, like the religions taught us so many years ago. Nor the fact that earth is NOT the center of the universe. And in spite of your claims, ignorance is not bliss. Their interest is in the money they make off the suckers they can dupe (much like the great corporations that now run our country) with little or no regard to the individual. It's all about control. but, thanks for your comments. As usual your comments are provocative and you are always ready to judge anyone that has a different view as yourself. I guess this is just an inherent trait of the conservative party. Keep reading my articles, maybe you will learn something new and how to have a little compassion for others after all. This government certainly does not represent any particular religion. In fact, i would adamantly advocate changing everything in government with the slogan: In God we trust, to read: In Gold we trust. That would be much more appropriate with the current greed factor that is currently the driving force in our economy today. If you mean, by calling me a "liberal", that i enjoy the freedom of having my own thoughts as opposed simply adopting to those of others, then i am proud to say i am a liberal. Try it sometimes, you just might enjoy being a little more liberal.


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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braudboy 6 years ago from Long Beach, MS

If you are writing about fantasy....then, yes, this sounds good. The reality is that governments are corrupt and all of this "feel good" agenda you assign to them only empowers the corruption. Socialist countries have always turned into brutal dictatorships where a power-hungry leader emerges. The wisdom of America's government, at least in the beginning , was to recognize this danger and to limit governments role and scope.


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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thanks for reading and your comments. Most of my writing is sardonic irony. I look at things as they should be in an ideal world. Then poke fun at the way things are. And the best hope i have for the future is that somehow this civilization finds some middle ground that we can make work for everyone.


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braudboy 6 years ago from Long Beach, MS

How about this for the ideal world??? How about capitalism run by honest men who use their fortunes for the betterment of society?? How about everyone working hard and pulling their own weight and full of energy to help their fellow man in a capitalist environment?? I was just wondering why you didnt go that direction instead of dreaming of what socialist society would be like???


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for your comments. We are already living with capitalism that has gone awry. Where will you ever find honest business men, or women, that use their fortunes for the betterment of society?? I am not referring to people like Oprah who do just that. What i find distasteful is the giant monopolies that control the government and take billions for their own bank accounts, by exploiting the workers. There is just no excuse for this kind of greed. Taking away benefits from the workers who helped them get that big fat personal bank account, taking billions in "bonuses", then crying about not making enough profit. I really don't care who is rich or not rich, but i certainly do care about big business, running our government, and making laws that suit themselves and not the betterment of society. When they make such enormous net profits (after their large salaries, and outrageous bonuses), then manipulate the government and make laws that allow them not to pay their fair share of taxes. Just as the religious factor would do, or already do. This is capitalism at its worst.


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braudboy 6 years ago from Long Beach, MS

But wait....dont you realize that the social democracies have been tried and what you find are evil men who end up running the government and you have worse problems than under capitalism????? Where are you going to find the honest men to run the government??? The problem is that power corrupts whether it is in business or government.


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for commenting. I can't argue with that.

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