The Corporation: The Entity That Change The World

Few days ago… I was having lunch in a restaurant and overheard a conversation from the table next to mine. Two women were happily boasting and comparing how smart their kids are. They are speaking so loud that seems like they want to let everybody knows about it…

The theme of their conversation was about their kids are so smart that they know exactly what they want to buy when their kids go to the shopping centers. The products can range from toys, candies, etc. And if they refuse to buy, the kids know how to convince them why they should buy.
For the moment that I heard of these conversation, it triggered me to recall a documentary that I had watched about 3 years ago..."The Corporation." I think that if they have had watched the attached documentary clips (for about 5.5 minutes), they would understand why is that so… That is, the advertisement industry had spent billions of dollars, each year, in training the kids to nag more effectively for what they want.
If you don't see the "Video Clip" here due to browser compatibility, here is the URL Link.<-

If you think that the above video clip does give some insight of how the corporation work. You can follow this -> URL Link <- to watch the full movie part by part.

A Short Summary of this Documentary…
In the beginning, say a hundred and fifty years ago... Corporations are fictitious entities created by law to carry out business more effectively, with the aim of improve the quality of life for humanity. Over time, these entities have grown up to be so big and so strong. Now, they are sponsoring their favorite politicians to form the government, and influence them to create laws and policies that in the interest of the Corporation as priority, which is harmful to the quality of life for humanity.
If one were to think of it in certain way, doesn't sound like the story of the Blockbuster Movies "The Terminator". Which human being was building intelligent into robots to help out certain jobs. Later on, those intelligence robots get so intelligent that they try to rule the world.

Other Thoughts:
* From those movie clip, especially the video clip on the previous blog entry : "True Lies and True Crime"... Which shows a R&D VP lie about the toxicity of the Chemical "Corexit" that been spray heavily in the the Mexican Gulf... Some how, it shows that the "ethic" for those people had been totally gone.
* As the key driving forces for most corporations today are purely based on profits and growth. For any organization, making profit is a right thing to do, for it can be self-sustain, and growth with sustainable rate. BUT, profiteering is un-ethical; Profits from sacrificing or over exploiting of natural resources to satisfy greed is wrong. For what is right or wrong, think from the view point of your next generation rather than your current CEO or Corporation Goal!

* Yes. In the documentary, it has demonstrated many corporations had change the world nowadays, and they have changed the world in a very harmful way for the public interest. Such as creating pollution and cutting down trees in exponential speed! On the other hand, the Power of Corporation is just like Money. It is purely a tool which provide the Energy and get many things to be done faster. Also that corporation is formed by people... When more people are willing to take the right action... Corporations may be able to do good for the humanity eventually!

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help
the man with the wrong mental attitude."

Thomas Jefferson: Third U.S. president

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