Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the dark, gloomy and rather muggy island of Nantucket! “…Good evening…, as the fantastic late, great Alfred Hitchcock was lovingly remembered as always saying, and it is Great to be with you on this gloomy Wednesday evening, the fifth day of November, 2014. Hope all is well with everyone recovering from all the fun that was had on Tuesday, God bless all who covered that spectacle (MSNBC especially). And please recover soon, hopefully knowing that this is all an illusion, or a dream as the man sings, sailing gently down that stream…
This just in from Reuters, an exclusive exchange between an employee and an employer…let’s have a listen in, shall we?
“…please, sit down You have meddled with the primal forces of nature Mr. Beal, and I won’t have it! Is that clear? You think you merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken millions of dollars out of this country and now they must put it back. It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity, it is ecological balance. You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians, there are no Arabs, there are no third worlds, there is no West. There is only one holistic SYSTEM of SYSTEMS. One vast and main, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of DOLLARS. Petrodollars, electrodollars, mulitdollars, Reich marks, Rems, Rubles, Pounds and schekles. It is the international system of currency, that determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. THAT is the atomic, subatomic and galactic STRUCTURE of things today. And YOU have meddled with the forces of nature. And you will ATONE. Am I getting through to you Mr. Bean? You get up on your little 21 inch screen and howl about America, and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, ITT and AT&T; DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those ARE the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their counsels of state? Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, Binder max solutions, and compute the price/cost probability of their transitions and investments. Just like we all do. We no longer live in a world of nations’ ideologies Mr. Beal. The world is a college of corporations, inexorability, determined, by the immutable laws of business. The world is a business Mr. Beal. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live Mr. Beal, to see that perfect world, at which there is no war, or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holy landing; for whom all men will work to serve a common PROFIT. At which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities will be provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beal, to preach this Evangelia. why me? Because you’re on TV dummy. Because 60 million people watch you every week. You’re on Monday through Friday! i have seen the face of God! You may be just be right Mr. Beal…”.
That next week, Mr. Beal went on the air to preach the corporate cosmology of Arthur Jensen.
“…Last night, as I asked you people to fight for your heritage, you did, and it was wonderful. Six million telegrams were received at the White House. The Arab takeover of ‘CCA’ has been stopped. The people spoke, the people won and it was a radiant eruption of democracy. But I think that was it fellas. That sort of thing is not likely to happen again, because at the bottom of all of our ‘terrified souls‘, we know that democracy is a dying giant. A sick, sick, dying, decaying political concept rioting in it’s final pain. I don’t mean that the United States is finished as a world power; the United States is the riches, the most powerful, the most advanced country in the world, light years ahead of any other country. And I don’t mean the communists take over the world because the communists are even deader than we are. What is finished is the idea that this great country is dedicated to the freedom and flourishing of EVERY individual in it. It’s the individual that’s finished. It’s the single, solitary human being that’s finished. It’s every single one of you out there that’s finished. This is no longer a nation of independent individuals. It’s a nation of some 200 odd million transistorized, deodorized, whiter than white, steel belted bodies, totally unnecessary as human beings and as replaceable as pistol rods.” (credit the film “Network”, starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, William Holden, Ned Beatty, Robert DuVall, circa 1976).
Have a nice week ahead, knowing that it’s not money, rather LOVE that truly makes this world go round.
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M