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Borg defends the corporations against our evil

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on September 02, 1999 at 11:35:23:

In Reply to: New Age Bible-Thumping posted by borg on August 31, 1999 at 13:20:20:

: The notion of the devil (corporation) as the incarnation of evil began to take form,

SDF: Oh look! Borg, out of the goodness of his heart, has decided to defend the Fortune 500 corporations against the rest of us! Oh I'm sure they're desperate for Borg's help, they're only richer than most of the world's nations and they only control the US... poor babies... Say Borg, who's paying you to shovel this manure, and where can we get some of your good money?

: and with it the strife against all those who were thought to take his orders and follow his commands. Convicted witches (corporations) were to be heavily finedů

SDF: I guess Borg missed the outcomes of Bhopal, the Exxon Valdez spill etc., since he seems to think corporations can be asked to pay for their mistakes...

: .The new tendency actively fostered investigation of all possible and impossible allegations, and freely used torture (lawsuits) to obtain confessions.

SDF: Corporations only sue people to shut them up, they're called SLAPP suits, and they only have access to the world's best and most expensive lawyers... how pitiable...

: The punishment was death in the most horrible forms, usually by burning (not quite yet), and the Church (lawyers and bureaucrats) as well as the accuser shared in the financial assets of the victims.

SDF: Actually, under the doctrine of corporate personhood, the perpetrators of corporate crimes get off scot-free, since the corporation itself is a legal "person" and thus held liable.

: Thereby, the path was opened for easy enrichment for some, and hysterical satisfaction for the masses.

SDF: I'd like to know what sort of enrichment compares to the wealth of the Fortune 500.

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