A pretty accurate reflection of the way society operates
Corporations are like gods: the are all powerful, the are immortal, and they are the givers and takers of life.
In modern societies, corporations are more powerful than governments.
Corporations only need governments is they want to appear to be doing things legally.
Realistically, governments only get in the way of corporations and slow them down.
People don’t really matter to governments or corporations except as a resource to be exploited. With the world population exploding well beyond the diminishing need for people to exploit///
When it becomes a cost to maintain a population to exploit, corporations will do what it takes to eliminate unnecessary costs to maximize profits.
When a corporate culture is based on maximizing profits, it doesn’t take long for the rule bending to start.
Then, once the rule bending is started, eventually someone is going to see how far they can be bent before they’re considered broken.
If the people who do the breaking are considered successful or at least favorable candidates for success and are therefore closely aligned with other people who are successful, then they are labeled ‘leaders’ and ‘insightful’ for their rule breaking.
They get a token reprimand and a promotion and a raise.
If you’re one of the expendables, well, tough shit.
Everyone pretends it’s a meritocracy, but everyone knows it’s a popularity contest and it’s really more like the mafia than anything else—you MUST be loyal to your ‘godfather’ or else.
Or else means you’re expendable.
Most people are considered expendable by those who ‘have power.’
More and more, as populations continue to grow, more people are considered expendable. In society, in corporations, in communities.
People with power don’t care about anything but preserving their own positions of power.
It’s only by aligning with the rich and powerful and doing stuff that ensures that the rich and powerful remain rich and powerful that you ascend the ladder from expendable to indispensable. That’s what climbing the corporate ladder is. That’s what the social environment is like.
You don’t get to be rich and powerful unless you’re willing to exploit other people or the earth. You don’t get to be rich and powerful unless you’re willing to break something and get away with it. You don’t get to be rich and powerful unless you don’t care about the fate of humanity or other life forms.
To be rich and powerful means nothing is sacred but wealth and power.
Every day there is less incentive to care when these people are thriving.
Ultimately, though, everyone is expendable. Even the fat cats at the top, because ultimately they’re all going to be in another fat cat’s way.
In fact, the fat cats at the top don’t care if you don’t care. They want you know know you’re expendable.
Clearly this system only benefits a few people, and it only gets worse for everyone but the fat cats.
The fat cats are outnumbered by millions-to-one, and they still get away with this perverted system. We let them get away with it. As long as we do nothing and get a little something for ourselves, this system is perpetrated.
We’ve got to change the way we do things. It’s up to the expendables of society to change things.
What we’re doing isn’t working. Let’s imagine another reality. Together. Let’s dream together.
Let’s change our minds.
We have to change our minds. We can’t let this continue.
We know how this story ends. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy that perpetually profits off misery.
We have to change our minds.
Why should we continue to perpetuate systems and societies that exploit people, the earth and future generations?
We’ve got to change the way we do things. To do that, we’ve got to change our minds. We’ve got to liberate our hearts.
It will take changing our minds so we can find the reasons to make better choices. It will take changing our minds so we can see consequences and their causes.
It will take changing our minds so we can see how we get in our own way.
It will take changing our minds so our minds are willing to work with our hearts instead of ignoring the wisdom inherent in our heart.
We must change on a fundamental level.
We must change on a massive scale.
We must change before we can no longer do it.
Obviously we need a miracle. If you want to attribute that miracle to God or to magic or to people working with the laws of nature, it doesn’t matter. We all still need to do our part.
It’s the least we can do.
Spread the word.
Let’s dream together.
Originally published @steverigell.com