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Response to bigtree (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 04:40 PM

12. Our very own hard-to-come-by earnings trickling upwards have tainted our nation.

Unrestrained capitalism has no conscious, generosity or compassion and has slowly bought out our politicians and government. It also has no respect for long-standing norms, traditions or morals, or for the earth and its environment.

Corporate goals are primarily increasing control of every aspect of our lives, with greed being the highest honor. Just look at what receives Wall Street's applause each quarter (ever increasing efficiency, sales and margins - apparently with no limits). To further these corporate goals, rampant consumerism, individualism and entertainment has now become primary life-objectives of most of our citizens.

For the first time in my recollection, the international corporate world has almost 100% control of the American system of government. This is clearly evident by the actions of this administration and the Republican-controlled congress.

Until we remove the power of wealth to influence elections and our politician's thinking and motives, I feel we're doomed to fail. This situation is not getting any better. My opinion has always been that a person's ability to influence elections and government should not be in proportion to one's wealth.

Not intending to lecture here 'cause I'm sure you're well aware of these major issues. Just needing to vent.

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