Monday, June 25, 2012

Taking the keys away.

The time is coming soon in many of our lives when we must take action as a part of one of the hardest decisions faced as the offspring of the previous generation. Our once strong and capable parents are showing the limits of their capacity, in ways that cannot be hidden any longer. The boardrooms of america are filled with people who are no longer competent to lead. They are not equipped to understand the problems of our nation let alone face them. It is time to take the keys away from corporate america.

The denial of scientific evidence; especially in the case of global warming, by the corporate culture is like watching a parent slowly lose control of their faculties. They are no longer making decisions with a clear rational mind. I refer to the corporate model of economic policy as a monolith because they share a insular thought process. MBA programs teach you how to work within a system, not think for your self, they are designed to work within a system of public policy not shape it.

So with our political system addicted to the bribe money from lobbyists, we have a situation where a handful of corporate entities hold the keys to an over sized luxury car. This car is careening out of control, down the wrong way on the freeway of our future towards certain demise.  Others working toward environmental or humanitarian causes represented by drivers traveling in the right direction are forced off the road by these dangerous individuals.

The corporate influence on politics has become much more dangerous to our national security than any threat presented by Al Qaeda or the Taliban. Our political system has been hijacked and the captors are not interest in working towards the common good for all americans, but only for furthering an agenda of limited benefit to a merest handful at the top. If we do not gather the courage now to stand up to our increasingly  incompetent leadership; and stop them from hurting them selves, the inevitable disaster will deeply effect us all.

2 comments:

  1. Great extended metaphor! But don't you agree that instead of a 'luxury car' it is more like an up-armored Bradly fighting vehicle which is careening at us? It is both more expensive and more threatening than any car.

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  2. BP was banned from signing new contracts with the federal government by the EPA today, because of their gross negligence handling the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Rep Markey's statement on the finding reminded me of your post: "When someone recklessly crashes a car, their license and keys are taken away." Way to call it!

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