Mind you, almost every aspect of our society is influenced in this manner by corporate America. You only need to look at the real estate debacle and how the banking industry had not only manipulated people who should have never committed themselves to sometimes uncontrollable debt to agree to mortgages that they could never possibly repay; and how it has caused the world’s economy to spiral into the worst economic disaster since the 1929 Depression.
Our country is now at least questioning some of the irrational decisions that we make. This is recently evidenced by the unmistakable popularity of the Tea Party movement. Americans are crying out that we can’t take it anymore and demand change. But in this writer’s opinion it is still a disorganized movement without a true mission; and therefore powerful changing commitments cannot be formulated. It is this writer’s opinion that our society must turn to the true sources of our well being for guidance. And I wholeheartedly submit to you all that unless we identify our true spheres of influence, our righteous leaders and those who should truly support right and wrong, there will be no change.
So I submit to you then rather than being a society that is manipulated and led like sheep to slaughter, we reaffirm our commitments to making educated choices; and therefore going back to a society that relies upon and trusts those who have no other motive than to teach and make positive change. I submit to you that our true spheres of influence should be the academic world and our religious leaders – whose commitments are not driven by corporate profit and greed, but are well seated in goodness and the exploration of true problem solving.
I also submit to you that corporate America needs to be divorced from those areas of trust where we truly need to have the most decent sense of goodness administered. These areas of course would have to be health care, all forms of insurance, education and the legal industry. Mind you, I am not advocating socialism. I strongly support the notion of a fair compensation for ones’ services. There is no doubt that our teachers are well underpaid, that so much of our health costs don’t go to our doctors, but go to their corporate partners who parasitically receive the majority of our health costs and to insurance companies in the way of trillions of dollars of profits that never go toward satisfying righteous claims.
So the next step is clear. If we identify the problem we as a society must recommit ourselves to right and wrong.