Monday, June 9, 2008

History Comes to a Screeching Halt in the Executive Suite

Dear George,

The reason the Corporatist State represents the end point of history is that history is nothing more than the struggle by the elite to control the unwashed masses, and the Corporatist State represents the perfection of this control.

Over the decades the State has subtly, but gradually, created a collective mindset that believes that prosperity and comfort are available to all on an equal basis, even though the exact opposite is true. This illusion of prosperity for all through the obscene availability of easy credit is the blanket that concealed the gradually increasing bifurcation between haves and have nots.

Such a split is necessary for the well-ordered State. With the Corporatist State, we have an ideal situation in which we have a small pustule of the superrich who are serviced by an upper middleclass cohort made up of senior and middle managers who have just enough disposable income to support the illusion that they, too, are among the rich and famous.

It is this cohort and feeds and supports the system. According to one sage, this cohort consists of the five percent whose annual income is over $100,000, but well below the millionaire/billionaire percentile.

The key members of this cohort are the economists who keep alive the theurgy of the Neo-Platonists of yore. They are to Corporatism what the early church theologians were to the rise of a politicized and oppressive Christianity. Like the Neo-Platonist, our economists believe that Corporatism represents the Devine Mind emanating from the World Soul.

Like all the oppressors of history, misery feeds our Corporatists. As the above cited sage puts it:

When factories are closed, or relocated to cheap-wage regions, when pensions are slashed, or stolen, when laws to protect the workers or the environment are defeated, when whole industries are taken over by opportunistic raiders…in sum, when human and planetary misery increase, or promise to increase…corporate valuations jump off the charts and a merry choir of mavens come out of the woodwork to celebrate the good news and help break out the champaign.

The drones, the proles, the ignorant, and all the other oppressed demographics are kept in line by working them to death, driven as they are by the threat of the economic ruin that will be their lot if dare protest their condition.

And singing the praises of our Neo-Feudal society is our compliant media that either marginalizes or ignores dissent even as it praises its oppressors as the benevolent gods without whom the world would sink into a cesspool of freedom and creativity.

Truly, the Corporate Way is the only Way, which is why we are doing all in our power to bomb and slaughter it to the rest of the world, so they, too, can wallow in our illusive prosperity.

Your admirer,
Belacqua Jones

2 comments:

thepoetryman said...

Certainly halted now, eh?

Case Wagenvoord said...

...and forgotten, if ever remembered.