So often in the Commercial world, appearances do not match reality. We see happy consumers, cheerful, happy employees, Utopian community scenes and of course, promotional freebies. The anxiety of predatory marketing and suppressive consumer relations practices are an undercurrent of consumer abuse. All is not well in the land of Commerce, and we know it.
History records many destructive and injurious results from the Corporatist worldview. People are forced to yield to sub-human and abusive, uncaring demands. The result is that the social structure becomes fractured and communities are divided off to be conquered. Sweeping the streets and sprucing up the neighborhood can’t hide structural defects, for very long. Appearances mean nothing if they only hide the certainty of future damage.
The Corporatist response to a negative situation is to neutralize or eliminate people. When faced with an obstacle, Corporatism displaces populations and seizes resources. Opposition to Corporatist goals is met with acts of financial war, followed by occupation and subjugation. Civil disruption is the outward display of the deliberate dismantling of a social structure. Millions of people are rendered non-entities by social programs and development policies. When people submit to external management, they are not the highest priority. Government sees itself as the highest priority in society. Corporatism brings the mechanism of oppression together. People are measured for their cost-effectiveness. Their status within the corporate structure is changed according to inhuman parameters. Eventually, they are classified as “Expired”, before they stop breathing.
What can the public do to defend itself from the excesses of the Corporatist agenda? Overall, the Corporatist agenda ignores human concerns. Individual components of the corporate structure are more vulnerable, because they are replaceable agents. In many instances, another corporate entity steps in as the “White Knight” figure and punishes the transgressor. It’s a stage show that makes the public feel better and does nothing to actually penalize abusive behavior. Just because an “Under New Management” sign goes up, doesn’t mean anything. The process keeps up appearances long enough to continue the conquest of the economic environment. In the Corporatist world, people are no more real than the cartoon characters in their advertising. They don’t have to be. Their only purpose is to encourage a calculated and expected response.
A very sobering lesson comes out of examining the motives in promoting private agendas in the Corporatist structure and worldview. The great atrocities of history didn’t start out as finished plans. They were works in progress that went beyond their original vision. Concessions to expediency always seem like a good idea, at the time. The problem is that keeping up appearances sometimes results in the elimination and disposal of people. People wouldn’t normally shoot their neighbors in the head and bury them in a pit. Unfortunately, people have stood in silence, while others did it. After the fact, no one has a good answer for what they were thinking, at the time.