June 26, 2012
|Crisis: 'Corporations are people, my friend', agrees US Supreme Court|
Let's throw in a Nederlog, just to show I am still around, and am still having problems with my eyes, that are being resolved, or so I do sincerely and strongly hope, but this seems the case. (And I did write '(mostly').)
And the good news is that according to the doctor I saw, who saw in my eyes with apparates, nothing serious was wrong. I still have pain in my eyes, but it is better that it was, the last days, is also true, whence this Nederlog, because the topic is important:
The Young Turks:
Supreme Court Reverses Anti-Citizens United Ruling In Montana
This is a justifiedly angry Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks who discourses well on the Supreme Court's upholding the very dangerous notion that 'Corporations are people, my friend', as presidential canditate Romney phrases it.
Here is the highly relevant
William Hazlitt: On Corporate Bodies
that starts as follows:
On Corporate Bodies
Corporate bodies have no soul.
Corporate bodies are more
corrupt and profligate than individuals, because they have more power
to do mischief, and are less amenable to disgrace or punishment. They
feel neither shame, remorse, gratitude, nor goodwill. The principle of
private or natural conscience is extinguished in each individual (we
have no moral sense in the breasts of others), and nothing is
considered but how the united efforts of the whole (released from idle
scruples) may be best directed to the obtaining of political advantages
and privileges to be shared as common spoil. Each member reaps the
benefit, and lays the blame, if there is any, upon the rest. The esprit
de corps becomes the ruling passion of every corporate body,
compared with which the motives of delicacy or decorum towards others
are looked upon as being both impertinent and improper. If any person
sets up a plea of this sort in opposition to the rest, he is overruled,
he gets ill-blood, and does no good: he is regarded as an interloper, a
black sheep in the flock, and is either sent to
Coventry or obliged to acquiesce in the notions and wishes of those
he associates and is expected to co-operate with. The refinements of
private judgment are referred to and negatived in a committee of the
whole body, while the projects and interests of the Corporation meet
with a secret but powerful support in the self-love of the different
members. Remonstrance, opposition, is fruitless, troublesome,
invidious; it answers no one end; and a conformity to the sense of the
company is found to be no less necessary to a reputation for
good-fellowship than to a quiet life. Self-love and social here look
like the same; and in consulting the interests of a particular class,
which are also your own, there is even a show of public virtue.
And here is what happens if 'Corporations are people' aka 'conspiracies for piracy without any effective personal accountability whatsoever' take over:
- Stephen Colbert - Enjoy the police state (three minutes)
'Corporations are people' translates as 'corporate fascism':
"The conditions which created Fascism there must not pass unnoticed here.
Their first and most dangerous symptom is always the same everywhere: an
abandonment of equal justice to all, the placing of some groups in a preferred
class of citizenship at the expense of other groups."
-- Judge Hugo L. Black
For this assigns the rights of real individual, living, feeling, breathing, thinking men, to legally admitted impersonal - unfeeling, unthinking, conscience-less - conspiracies for piracy with members without any effective personal accountability whatsoever, that are capable of anything: Bands of pirates are not people, nor do gangs of robbers deserve the same rights as individual men and women: That's a recipe to plunder, exploit and misinform the people - that is, real, feeling, wanting, thinking individual men and women - by groups especially designed and allowed to do so, without the least personal responsibility, for that gets drowned on purpose in the corporate body.
The present US Supreme Court wants it.
We live in interesting, dangerous times.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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