Playing Both EndsPosted: July 5, 2011 | |
“Playing Both Ends”
Playing both ends against the middle may be standard procedure in the Corporatist philosophy, but it is a very dangerous practice. In every account of conflict, both sides discover eventually, that they only thought they had the deal that they wanted. The strange wrinkle in human nature that puts diplomacy on the backbone of corruption allows wiggle room to change the meaning of words and terms of the deal. So it is, in the Corporatist political structure. The faces and speeches may change, but the fact remains that conflicting and often contradictory demands can not be resolved. Anger management doesn’t work, here.
We see examples of the vertical failures in public policy, every day. In every area, social, economic and political, the top-down edicts from the administration don’t work at street level. They never did, without a military threat. The location becomes secondary to the factional and sectarian private agendas within government. Government doesn’t need a middle ground to play the ends against. As current agendas play out, an unresolved debate is sufficient. While factions get bogged down in details, no agreement is required to commit theft. Corruption is made difficult to identify if no terms are set. As things simmer along, the current global economic crisis will see the objectives of Commerce implemented in classic Corporatist fashion.
Whether it be in the board rooms of corporations or in the international realm of diplomacy, the wheels of blockade and embargo, invasion and conquest will grind on to their destination, subjugation. The machine of global Corporatism constantly seeks more fuel to run it’s anti-human machine. As diplomacy gets bogged down in scraping embarrassment from it’s shoe, the battle for land and resources will certainly intensify. Property is more likely to be stolen than blown up. Domestically, we see the nationalization of industries. Internationally, we see growing Corporatist domination at the hands of the central banks’ hatchet man, the United Nations. The trap that humanity finds itself in requires people to seek escape and independence. Outside motivation comes too late to be of value. Such basic needs are only successful if acted on by internal decision in each individual. To walk away from the crowd may seem uncertain at the moment, but it is the time-honored and proven path to liberty.
Corporatism tells everyone what they want to hear, ignoring obvious and impossible incongruities, contradictions and public exposure. People are so desperate to believe the “Yes, we can” that they go deaf when history says, “No, you can’t”. For 40 years, we have heard administrations quote Hitler, Stalin and Roosevelt in the spirit of Corporatism. The way each of their labor camp systems divided the world each had their unique charms, but they all worked toward the goal of an Incorporated purpose for a conscripted populace. Individual autonomy and self-determination are now cornered fugitives in the abandoned building that once was America. Because Corporatism sees each generation as a crop of human resources, it is naturally destructive. It is no compliment to be seen as a renewable resource. For the individual, it is a total loss system. If people are satisfied with finding nobility and fulfillment in corporate sacrifice, let them have their fate. The test is whether or not American principles will overcome that totalitarian lie.
We only know the sequence of events and judgments of historians as they are taught to us. We should be greatly disturbed by every instance that requires us to turn our backs on our heritage. The respect for life and independence that was once a given is replaced by a hunger for Corporatist conquest in the marketplace. Unfortunately, the fear of poverty keeps people playing the debt game, trying to break even. That fear causes people to act against their interests. They have chosen more bureaucratic intervention and intrusion in their lives, taking on more trouble than they began with.
When systems break down, they drag people with them. The assets of the individual are then liquidated and absorbed into the corporate State, for “the greater good”, as embodied in the survival of the corporation. Do we seek life, or do we stay in our seats, frozen in fear? “Refugee” is just a polite term for “casualty”. There is no justification for abiding in such a circumstance. There are no neutral positions. There are only predators and prey. Generations have been taught to accept the latter, without dissent. The independent option is systematically and institutionally discouraged. We are taught to submit ourselves meekly, as spoils of war.
How do we reach the independent goal of life in liberty, seemingly just over the horizon? Obviously, the Corporatist structure has no interest in a freer, better world, in the future. Taking a harvest from it, yes; being restrained by any moral precept, no. We are taught that participation is mandatory. At present, the cannibalistic nature of Corporatism limits general predation. The bureaucratic conflicts among power structures seek bigger prey than the individual citizen. For the little fish, a barracuda is more dangerous than a Great White shark. This is the state of existence in the experience of humanity. America has been a rare, sheltered cove in the storms of war. To weather the present storm, we must be diligent in our training in the training that previous generations rejected. We may have been deceived, but people who discover that they have been lied to are most persistent in pursuit of the truth. Corporatist power is always directed at limiting the range of thought and silencing the voice of free people. A thief, caught in a lie, always resorts to murder. Revision of keep witnesses buried. So too will guilt build inn the corporate structure until it collapses or it’s components devour each other.Every empire in history has suffered this fate. It is the fragments that sprouted to torment future generations. Those who live by predation, are consumed by it. The path through the destruction is there for those who seek it. Answers only work by living them. Fortunately, we still have a will to live that keeps us moving. Survival is one victory. Independence is another. Repeatedly stringing those victories together is the pursuit of happiness.