network earth  

sparkee58 58M
606 posts
7/24/2006 3:22 am

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network earth


The world has changed before our eyes, sometimes gradually, like the Cold War, sometimes in the blink of an eye, like 9-11. But the domination of ever- growing corporations is tightening it's noose around us. Iraq is a war for profits. If you strip away the layers of all the fake ideological onion skin, all wars have been fought for profits. Iraq was putting a damper on world oil prices by flooding the market. Oil was down to $20 a barrel in 1998. Something had to be done, the real powers said. And on September 12, 2001, the plan became operational.
I think Chayevsky had it right in his screenplay for "Network".

"Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?" The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now, they must put it back. It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity, it is ecological balance. You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no "Third Worlds." There is no "West." There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immense, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars! Petro-dollars. Electro-dollars. Multi-dollars. Reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds and shekels! It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and the subatomic and galactic structure of things today. Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and Dupont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon- those are the nations of the world today. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see a perfect world in which there's no war or famine. oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you to preach this evangle, Mr. Beale."

"Network"
Paddy Chayevsky

catseyes23 61F

7/24/2006 4:19 am

I always enjoy your posts, Spark -this one is no exception.


sparkee58 replies on 7/24/2006 4:41 am:
always good to see you, cats

HBowt2 58F

7/24/2006 9:29 am

so does that mean i get to blog all day....


sparkee58 replies on 7/24/2006 10:58 am:
you mean you don't already

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
7/24/2006 11:48 pm

sometimes I think I'd like to have a compilation of material that seems absolutely timely. Or at least until one realizes it's been written at another time. This would be one.

Good stuff, kemo sabe.

(so let me guess...you're mad as hell and you're not gonna take it?)

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


sparkee58 replies on 7/25/2006 1:41 am:
yea, ...doomed to repeat history and all that

mad as hell?
enough to poke a stick in their eyes

it's one thing to sit around drinking buds and watch the race oblivious to the shenanigans going on in your name
it's another to fully understand what they're doing and be silent
if you don't speak then, you might as well plop down beside them and grab a beer; pick you a driver to root for.

Hiyo! Silver! Away!

rm_ladylookin06 65F

7/25/2006 12:48 am

Sounds like I should get my soylent green burger ready to eat.lol
Sparkee u r CUTE ! lol

ladylookin


sparkee58 replies on 7/25/2006 1:30 am:
would you like finger fries with that?

rm_ladylookin06 65F

7/25/2006 11:49 am

As long as it comes with some macho nacho sauce. haaaa


ladylookin


sparkee58 replies on 7/25/2006 1:27 pm:
that comes by the case

rm_ladylookin06 65F

7/26/2006 2:10 am

I'll buy out the whole Sparkee Brand Case. lol


ladylookin


sparkee58 replies on 7/26/2006 3:01 am:
ya gotta come pick it up, though

rm_ladylookin06 65F

7/26/2006 2:49 pm

Whaaaaaaaaaat! If I buy out the brand I expect "Delivery for free" PFFFFFFFTTT!

ladylookin


sparkee58 replies on 7/27/2006 1:33 am:
all the big cargo planes are in iraq
sorry

SirMounts 102M

7/27/2006 2:42 am

sparkee58...
Um, World War II and the American Revolution was fought for profits? How so?
And in a capitalistic economy, the unsurpassed engine of economic progress of all time, what's wrong with profits? Profits are what makes capitalism work.


sparkee58 replies on 7/27/2006 2:56 am:
how about taxation without representation?
that's not over money?
And why did King George want to keep us as a colony if not for profits?

sparkee58 replies on 7/27/2006 3:13 am:
Japan and Germany invading oil fields and land was not for profit?
You tell me why they did it then.
You seem to only see things from one side.

There is nothing wrong with a profit; as a small business owner i have to make money to survive. But i don't gouge people.
It's the pure greed these days that that galls me.

SirMounts 102M

7/27/2006 5:14 am

Well, one can make an economic argument even when it is only a small fraction of what is considered. Economics does not affect everything, and a solely economic view of history discounts too many other factors to remain rationally tenable. It becomes as bizzare as a consipratorial view of history at that point... and in fact the two often appear hand in hand.


sparkee58 replies on 7/27/2006 3:13 pm:
such as?

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