The Treasure Chest of Freedom
MAKE NO MISTAKE
LIFE LIBERTY HEALTH FREEDOM PROSPERITY SUSTAINABILITY
ARE UP FOR GRABS THROUGH THE DANGERS OF SUBLIME CORPORATE DICTATORSHIP
FROM THE PUBLISHER OF THE POST CORPORATE WORLD THERE IS A DEEP CHASM between the promises of the new capitalism and the reality of social breakdown, spiritual emptiness, and environmental destruction this economic system is leaving in its wake. In this important book, David Korten makes a compelling and well-documented case that capitalism is actually delivering a fatal blow not only to life but also to democracy and the market.
Visit the following links and confirm for yourself the almost bare and empty TREASURE CHEST OF FREEDOM
Ralph Nader: Challenging abuses of Corporate Power
Charles Derber: Power In The Highest Degree
Study Power No More!
The ALLIANCE for Democracy
OVERVIEW: Freedom is NOT FREE.
Note: the above list and links do not even begin to address the environmental and ecological consequences threatening the quality of life, resulting from abuse of corporate power and continued use of fossil fuels. If not we, then who is responsible for the Major Events shaping our future, in a Democracy?
Freedom is earned. This simple principle used to be taught in civic lessons in grammar school.
Freedom is not something to be taken for granted. The principles of freedom and democracy were a right that our founding fathers fought for and bestowed in our form of government and Constitution. To assume and take for granted, that these rights will always be there, or that our elected representatives have our interests in heart, is an anal retentive assumption to the Nth degree.
There is a principle in Nature, "Nature abhors a Vacuum", that aptly applies to civic responsibility. Over 50% of American people do not vote, while most of the other 50% are now left with only the freedom to pick between the few choices that big money puts on the big brother screen of media. That presents quite a vacuum in our freedom of choice in "how we shall be governed", as provided for in "of the people, by the people, for the people".
When there is a Vacuum in the majority of the people toward the principles of freedom, that vacuum will be filled. Filled and gladly taken from you, with mocha gracias thanks. Look around you. Review the above links. See the traffic nightmare your tax dollars are providing, for your transportation. See the percentage of your tax dollars going to develop clean energy, life threatening environmental cleanup, or far more importantly, developing the socioeconomic system changes necessary for sustainability and prosperity for all....... that percentage of the total budget is how much your life is worth with the looming threat of environmental and ecological disasters forthcoming.
See "Americans Working Together" from the glib phrase of the election debacle conclusion, that even had the supreme courts mystified and confused in the clear cut, ever changing to the highest bidder, uncommon sense Rules Of Law.
See "Americans Working Together"..... quick, there is a deadly winter cold and storm coming, jack up the heating prices triple, quadruple!
See "Americans Working Together"...... quick, there is a medicine that is in great need to save the lives of the elderly, quick jack up the prices, ten, one hundred times more than a dog pays for the same ingredients.
See "Americans Working Together" ....... and this holiday season, we have something new - the warm hearts of the Christmas Love, are donating in a Marathon Fundraiser, to feed the hungry this holiday season. These hungry are special. They only eat on holiday seasons, and the donations go specifically to the people who work, but do not make enough money to buy food.
See "Americans Working Together" ........ ten years ago, I stated Mexico's "starvation wages" are coming to America. Well, they are here. And, we are so Christmassy thoughtful, we will let these working Americans eat one season out of the year. How Christianly Christ like.
Have we lost our marbles? Are we afraid to address the CAUSE?
Imagine if every employee in a job that did not support a living wage of both food and rent, including health insurance, quit? Would there be a business left in America?
Freedom is responsibility, won daily, and equates to survival. Ignorance is no excuse for irresponsibility to the Constitution, a decidedly Un-American Activity, and an outright slander to the great men and women who suffered and died to bring us democracy........and last but not least, a shame, a disgrace, a death sentence not only upon our children and their future, but now also, our own near term future is threatened.
When we build, let us remember John Ruskin's words "let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for".
For you may never know, in a world of many undiscovered possibilities, who some of those descendants may be.
If our desire is to maintain and evolve a complex, healthy, prosperous, sustainable and free civilization, we must address three issues:
- our outmoded energy base posing an immediate threat to our environment and a sustainable future, with intensifying & epic ecological disasters looming; along with the secrecy surrounding clean, cheap, unlimited energy systems.
- the illusion of freedom - the reality: one dollar, one vote. The real threat to survival may well be the non-accountability & power syndrome of Corporations and Government, with a system failure (Constitutional) in "We the People, by the People" - comparatively, all else appears trivial, and may be "look yonder" over-hyped ploys.
- Revisiting, Redesigning the Systems surrounding: Short term and Long Term Investment and Profitability Standards - Dr. Bockris states it quite clearly:"....... the separation of science and engineering from economics, and then from politics and sociology, is not possible. The questions to which this gives rise are very wide indeed. The International Corporations are the essence and the bastions of capitalism. But they are geared to short-term considerations of profitability. Will it be possible for them to work to develop an energy economy with considerations fifteen, twenty five or fifty years ahead? Is it possible for a corporation to hold back the maximization of yearly profit so that it can exist healthily one to two generations ahead? Would any shareholder ever vote to reduce their income, or even to avoid it, for a future generation? Capital is invested in the present technology. Will its owners bring obsolescence to that technology, and so devalue their capital for the sake of long term environmental considerations? What of the effect of these concepts on the likelihood of the funding of new bases to the energy economy which do not use the machinery in which the capital is invested? Is massive research funding of new energy sources in the U.S. economy, which is so accountable to, and so affected by, corporate thinking, conceivable?
It is also not our "prayers" that are shaping how, and under what constrictions the direction Science & Technology is being steered through funding at major Universities.
To never know, what is transpiring beneath the Halls of Top Secret, where we have no need to know.
Imagine, a free American, much more, a free Spirit of the Universe, has No Need To Know why he lives!
Except as a restricted, overtaxed, stuck-in-traffic, workaholic, and price gouged consumer, keeping tabs and eyes glued on the modern day Christian Lion scores of the sports Arenas.
A Government Of, By, And For The People.......Not Monied Interests, is a reminder for all the desperately seeking Susans, who are pretending all is well as things fall apart.................... rather than standing up to the principles of freedom and democracy, health, abundance, leisure time, joy, happiness, prosperity and sustainability..... that once were our heritage; principles that the Rules of Law have eroded for the self serving interests of the elite.
Ressurect: A Government Of, By, And For The People.......Not Monied Interests