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Of, By, and For The Corporation
One thing a lot of people criticize me about is that I can be a bit hard to understand. My username here should make part of my goal here on HubPages clear. For some reason though, many on HubPages, especially those who identify themselves with the "Tea Party" wing of the GOP are a bit confused by my criticism of corporate power.
I have no issue with the existence of the Corporation. My major issue is with the power and influence they hold over both the Government and many people. As I have stated before, I see the "Tea Party" as a creation of the corporations. Rising out of a fear that their power is threatened. One thing that many in that movement point to in anger is the bank and auto industry bailouts. But I think a lot of that outrage came from those industries about the strings that were attached to the money.
To keep their power, the Corporations need to influence enough people to vote against their economic self-interest. This is something that any right-wing movement needs to do, in my opinion. One way to do this is to create an outgroup that can be scapegoated for society's ills, real or perceived. A second thing is create a media echo chamber. The "Tea Party" has done both of these; folks like Beck and Limbaugh incite their followers, at the behest of the corps and FOX News seems to give those opinions some factual backing.
The end result of this is likley a "Corporate State". An America governed by and for the benefit of corporations and thier CEO's. The rights of workers and the condition of the environment are merely obstacles to the pursuit of maximum profit.