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The Real Tea Party - It Ain't Republican

The Real Boston Tea Party was Against the Wal-Mart of the 1770s

Yep, a rebellion against taxation of small business and individuals while giant multinational corporations were exempt from taxes.

If entity A doesn't pay taxes, and you do, you are being taxed, they are not - even if they have just been given an exemption from the taxes. When corporate entities weasel out of paying their fair share for the infrastructure and services they use, including the education of its workforce, you have the same situation.

I've worked for large companies, and will again. However, the bigger they are, the more cumbersome and rigid they become. Like the water empires of old, when they reach their limit of effective communication and coordination, they start grinding themselves, and their employees, apart from inside. The smart ones splinter into smaller, nimbler businesses, just leaving a core "holding company" to deal with the stockholders. The dumb ones, even if they splinter, don't know when to get rid of their unproductive units, because the spread of bullshit is so thick its hard to see when they're in trouble before its too late.

Now, any politicians who are owned by these company's lobbyists are just as bad. They pass laws and regulations essentially written by the industry they are intended to regulate, leaving the public on the short end of the stick. The bankruptcy "reform" a few years ago was little more than a credit company ("bank") wish list. It did nothing to help individual citizens, just fake people called corporations.

If I had my way, there would be no corporate "personhood" without the ability to, in a court, try and convict the corporation, and "sentence" it to "jail" (business and employment moratorium in the US) or "death" (dissolution and collection of its assets and intellectual property by the state). Also, the corporate charter would be for a fixed period of 50 years, just like a person's working life is from about 18 to 67.

The balance of power needs to be restored, and if the Democrats can't let loose of the corporate teat long enough to do it, and restore real accountability to our government and economy, we'll have to found a real alternative party, one that doesn't dance to the tune played by religious fanatics and corporations, andmake the changes needed.

The real culture war is the one that the corporations are waging on the common man. The religious conservatives are just cannon fodder, being fed propaganda from corporate funded pulpits and media whores.

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siliconshaman
Apr. 25th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
I agree with all but the very last sentence. Organized religion is the grand-daddy of all mega-corporations. Today's 'churches' are very much businesses and 'fake' people just as much as commercial ventures...and they've managed to swing tax exemption too.

But as for the rest, dead on.

ravan
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
The corporate funded pulpits are the churches. The people who belong to the churches, and who are bled white by them, are cannon fodder.
fizzyland
Apr. 25th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Sadly I agree with everything you have to say here.
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