Sunday, March 20, 2011

American Dream Inc.

canvas bag with stenciled design, made for AgitProp class at TESC Tacoma

The American Dream is a USA ethos 'in which freedom includes a promise of the possibility of prosperity and success. This was first expressed by James Truslow Adams in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Now back in 1886 the Supreme Court supposedly ruled to call corporations 'human' and gave them the rights of said humans. However according to The Straight Dope, this clause was snuck into the books by a former railroad president. If true, it could be used to topple the recent Supreme Court ruling that gave multinational corporations the right of "free speech," earlier this year.

If you saw Inside Job you know how banks, Lehman Bros. and AIG used this bit of 'humanism' as they escaped liability because they were only giving 'opinions.' No doubt the Supremists of Crt were just making sure that this became a legal option for all future shenanigans.

Long story short, the corporations stole the individuals idea of the American Dream and overloaded the deck with super power capacity. They don't die automatically after 100 years, they haven't an underlying consciousness of right or wrong, no guilt, no socialization built into their psyches. Nope, they are free to exploit by very definition, hiring CEOs (elitist henchman) to grow their power and profits. ( an allusion to the Dreams 'right to prosper' which has been used to sue individuals, cities and now countries) They are free to become self defined sociopathic 'beings' wired to grow. Like a cancer they are destroying the very things that 'feed' them. Super suicidal psychopathic monsters are running the show, scary monsters indeed.

As today is the first day of Spring (Vernal Equinox) and many are hearing Nature's call to evolve, this can have a beautiful next chapter. However we can't wait for patriarchal permission ....we must reach out and act to change the destiny of our species and others. Life is in our hands and hearts.

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