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Interesting that the article doesn't mention the investors that lost when the govt took over GM. It also doesn't mention the govt mandates that banks loan to people based on race, regardless of whether they could afford it.See:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJc8Mzg0C-c&feature=player_embedded
The point of the article is that corporate corruption has its' tentacles wrapped around our govt. to the point that we can't trust anyone......
And it could have said that without bashing those who feel that the lack of social morality has an effect on society as a whole.
I read his opening statement and already now he comes from a liberal mind set. You can not differentiate between private and public morality. They go hand in hand, especially in a representative democracy. The fact that he takes everything away from the individual, and put all blame on the whole is a skewed point of view. Here is why, we as a voters have strayed away from morality. Therefore our elected officials have too. It's a direct reflection on us as voters. If we as voters did not put up with the public immorality and corruption, it wouldn't happen as often. It would still happen, we are still humans and that in it's self makes us flawed, but the thought of losing your job would change a lot of the behavior. The belief that the whole is greater than the individual, instead of the whole is stronger because of the individual has brought this on in my opinion.
Diesel, if you would have said 'tentacles intertwined with' our government, you would have shown a unique OPENMINDEDNESS that would give me hope that you may be seeing the ENTIRE PICTURE, instead of the PART of the picture that Diesels background and upbringing are biasing him towards! Just playing with you.
I'm glad you guys took the time to read and consider it! Thanks! :u:
Guys? Only guys read and commented on your post? What is that word feminists love to use??? Sexist...that's it! Your comment is sexist, d!
Need a few more Winkies in this conversation OCVF, liked you analysis of the article. Pretty much spot on. Yes, Reich is the poster boy for liberalism, though why we don't just call it what it is, socialism, is beyond me. Never understood why people are afraid of using the correct words for things. Diesel, Reich is just as guilty with the "name calling" as anyone else....he must have been on his best behavior when he wrote this article
I don't know anything about Reich. I liked the article and thought it would spur good discussion. If you'd like to bring in examples of him "name calling" that's your prerogative. Despite your preconceived notions of his politics, I think he makes a valid point about corruption within the corporate world and how that corruption has turned our political system into a puppet for big business.
You must have missed the last "winkie" on the name calling item.....
You must have missed the last "winkie" on the name calling item.....As to Big Business "controlling" everything....Nope....big government is the one pulling the strings....it's really easy to blame someone else for one's own corruption which is exactly what guys like Reich and Obama do...."oh, if he just hadn't given me the money none of this ever would have happened", ignoring the fact that he took the money and did whatever he had to to get more or laundered tax payer money with Solindra type schemes.
Guys is a term that is a generic 'euphamism'(did i spell that right?) for everyone. Cmon now Valley, Dont go making something outta nothing. By making an issue out of this when there WAS no issue, thats called REVERSE SEXISM, and thats just as bad as sexism :shy:Wait, I think i just confused myself. (although thats pretty easy to do)
I use the term "guys" when I'm talking to pretty much everybody......LOL!!