Corporate America: MAKE IT SMALLER

January 22, 2010

I have been reeling from the Supreme Courts 1/21/10 decision that will allow unlimited corporate spending in the American political process.   This ruling is a game-changer for the United States and the world.   If you think this is hyperbole, remember the amount of corporate influence already in play in the health-care debate, and then think of the “greenwashing” tv commercials of corporate polluters like Exxon-Mobile, where in dulcet sunsets and soothing music they assure us that their highest priority is protecting the environment.   Not only will they choose the candidates–they’ll read the public interest and sell us what we want to hear, damn the consequences.  (Remember “compassionate conservatism”?).

Anyway, there is a silver lining here.  As we approach a cycle ending in 2012…   (I am reading THE only clear, definitive, non-hyperbolic book on 2012:  The 2012 Story by John Major Jenkins.  I recommend it. Not new age hyperbole, not doomsday scenarios, but the archeological and Mayan mythological underpinnings.)  The first thing about the cycle ending is that, in every cycle, the forces of ego and hubris become strongest just before the ending of the age.  Second,  in their fear of conscience and consciousness, the dark forces chase the forces of light into the great rift, where consciousness (light force) survives but ego (dark force) dies.   So there is an apparent sacrifice (light jumps into the rift) resulting in the real ending of darkness (darkness/ego dies).

How might this play out in the world at this time?   We’ve just seen the gigantic corporate monsters given the biggest power boost in the history of the world.   Not only can just a few of the biggest corporations buy and sell the population of the entire earth, they can now apply this wealth to setting policy and making laws.  They can start buying congress this very instant.

The next congressional election is 2010, when a bunch of senators and representatives will be “for sale.”   The next election after that is 2012.  The window is very small between now and 2012.   If laws are not enacted NOW, there will be no government unbought left to make them.  I repeat:  The 2010 election is likely to be purchased and the 2012 election will be, leaving only a tiny minority to try to stand against corporate dollars.   And don’t think that people of conscience will have a chance.  There are good public servants who may be perfectly willing to take a stand against corporate money.  But if companies decide someone else will serve greed better, corporate money spent on advertising and spreading lies and falsehoods about good people will drown good people out, make them invisible in the electoral process, and bury them at the polls.

What kind of legislation can stop this?   As quickly as possible–BEFORE the 2010 election, we need to enact legislation LIMITING FOREVER the size, assets, and profits of a corporate entity.  If corporations have less they must spend less.  Large corporations must be split into smaller entities…. Instead of Monsanto owning genes and food products, and poisons, and fertilizers, and machines, and paper goods, etc., they must own only one thing.   This will have the side effect of stopping the financial churning where the richest few make money on purchasing and killing great small companies.  This, indeed, would be a game-changer.  This could be the dawn of the new age.

And in the meantime, someone better come up with a new case to bring to the Supreme Court…  one without the ambiguities of the recent case….  and hope that by the time it actually reaches the top court, it will be possible to make a new law.   Dred Scott was revoked.  This can be, too.

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