Corporations have openly declared war on governments
To witness the weaponization of our economy, to understand the barbaric nature of our dominant economic system, we need only look at the current conflict in Ukraine, because everything is more blatant there.
The contrasts are deeper, and the corruption more obvious.
With the economic sanctions and corporate exits from Russia, corporations are seeing how far they can push it with pushing governments around.
Some of them are experimenting to see what they can get away with in terms of profiting from misery.
In some cases governments are being used by corporations to conduct business in order to make the profiting from the misery of humans seem more legitimate. The corporations are so powerful they just apply a little cash pressure to get governments to do their bidding.
Lots of opportunity in chaos and uncertainty if you have the stomach for it.
While people are suffering, corporations are maneuvering for advantage and maximizing profits.
Meanwhile they’re applying pressure on Russia to isolate it. But it’s indirect pressure. By leaving, the corporations are shedding jobs, eliminating consumer goods, and applying various other pressures on its citizens. They’ll be the pressure on the government.
Meanwhile Russian government agencies will also see a drop in tax revenues, bribes, fees, fines and other sources of revenue.
Then there’s the fact that governments are preventing Ukraine from acquiring the weapons it needs to successfully fight back against Putin’s military. Putin is controlling the world’s governments with threats of nuclear holocaust.
Governments on all sides are openly proving themselves to be active enemies of human beings or else they’re showing how inept and useless they really are for ordinary people.
It won’t be long before corporations establish their own countries so they can have a physical domain where they make all the rules.
Capitalism may be dying, but it isn’t going to give up without a fight to the death.
Corporations are daily destroying millions upon millions of lives. The invasion of Ukraine is resolutely demolishing millions upon millions of lives by the moment—Putin is intentionally wrecking families and devastating lives in both Ukraine and in Russia
One is just more obvious in its effects than the other.
People are clearly expendable to both governments and corporations. Especially people who don’t agree with what they are doing.
Both are committing criminal acts that can never be ethically justified.
We’ve got to stop doing things this way.
Somehow, we have to change our thinking, change our minds.
We have to find a way to keep people who do shit like this from getting power.
I don’t know what the answer is.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t do something about it.
When I don’t know what the answer is, when I can’t solve the problem outright or contribute directly to the resolution of a predicament, Lend My Light.
Give it a try. Lend Your Light
It’s something we can all do.
It’s a beginning. The first step of a epic journey for our species.
Originally published @steverigell.com