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November 27, 2013

A Big Corporate Holiday Hug!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:58 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the wind driven rain and rather balmy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Wednesday morning, the 27th day of November, 2013, the day before Thanksgiving, the busiest travel day of the year, the new, new black Friday, oh, too much?  Yes, welcome to your holiday rush, and if you are anywhere near Cape Cod right now, you are probably indoors, or wish you were.  Gazing out my sliding glass door onto the Harbor here in Hyannis/Hyannis Port, the rains have arrived in full force with wind gusts of 50 m.p.h., as the east coast battens down the hatches even though millions are trying to get to their destination for the day set aside for thanks and hopefully giving as well.  Just ask the republicans, they’ll tell ya!  Packing in as much news before the holiday as possible, the Supreme Court has taken on the personality disorder corporations, some corporations, are displaying once again, playing on the ‘corporate person hood’ issue that has been around for almost a century.  Following on the heels of the Citizens United ruling by said court in 2010 (which already established the now ‘fact’ that corporations have a right to free speech, just like an individual, and therefore can donate vast sums of money to candidates and their campaigns, drowning out competition merely by the AMOUNTS they can raise), the pre-oligarchical establishment wants to go a step farther now, claiming that corporations have a right to express their religious beliefs as well, diving once again into women’s health and their ability to manage their own bodies.  Take “Hobby Lobby” for example, a very apropos name for a corporation that employs 15,000 people or so.  Their position is that, like many on the right, not only is abortion an abomination that should be outlawed, but so too is contraception, and some of those practices amount to the same thing as an abortion.  Putting aside the FACT that 50 percent of women use contraceptive pills for medical purposes other than negating pregnancy, this new possible decision (another fatal decision for it is a very slippery slope with corporations possibly then crying out that their “religion”–other than money grubbing and worshiping at the alter of the almighty dollar–dictates that they disagree with the gay lifestyle of some of their employees and therefore have every right to fire them at will seeing that it does not reflect their “personal” corporate ethic and/or ethos) adopts policy whereby not only do they insert themselves as an effective gatekeeper between women and their doctors in very personal matters, legally now, but can also discriminate against those gays, Jewish people, black people, or people who have polka dots, play the banjo and I don’t know, like Neal Diamond music…in other words, when do rights of the corporation completely drown out the rights of it’s employees?  The question the Supreme Court must ask itself is this:  “…Should not the LAW of the land supersede some religious whim of a corporate entity, such as the contraception issue?  And should not that LAW cover the real life person employed by said corporation above and beyond the lifeless concept of a corporate charter, a charter that has no pulse or conscience, rather is dictated by the will of one or a few board members who can now get in between the employee and his or her own private doctor?  It is just insane and the Robert’s court should see it as such.  Food for thought on this wet and windy Wednesday.  Take it easy traveling out there and check in tomorrow here at seacapecod.net, who truly appreciate your tuning in.  Have a nice day and Thanksgiving! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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