Tuesday, August 23, 2005

There Should Be a Wing in Guantanamo Bay for C.E.O.s

It's the disease/psychosis that just won't go away: corporate corruption.

Corporate Gangsters aren't worth a glib posting, so I'll slap this one down like I'm writing a grocery list.

Always remember: C.E.O. stands for "Cheat Every One."

Corporate executives are economic terrorists and should be treated as such. I don't agree with the conditions under which the captives in Guantanamo Bay are doing their indefinite time, but as long as that is how the United States of America treats "terrorists" I think a dragnet should be unleashed for Enron, Worldcom, Tyco, Nortel, Kmart, et at executives (current and past); that they be loaded onto a barge (their days of traveling by jet are over), and sent to Cuba to suffer the same fate as the current captives there.

At least by sending corporate executives to Guantanamo Bay, we'll know that someone there is guilty.

Hackers who unleash damaging viruses are techno-terrorists. Assholes who set oil fields on fire are eco-terrorists. Lunatics who would smash a vial of bubonic plague in a subway are bio-terrorists.

Those jackals among us who murder the livelihoods, savings, and retirement funds of citizens are economic terrorists.

They should be treated accordingly: Send them to Guantanamo Bay.


Anonymous said...

Matt, I agree with you wholeheartedly. The question is, what can corporate serfs, the working poor, do to rid the world of these villians aside from resorting to terrorism ourselves? There are a number of people like me I know who go through our day-to-day lives making a conscious decision not to shop corporate wherever possible, but they're taking away the Mom and Pop stores. Can anything be done to stop this madness?

Whetam Gnauckweirst said...

Sad thing is, I don't believe so. The rabble, the Great Unwashed will not only continue shopping at Wal-Mart, for instance, they would take the streets if somehow they were prevented. We are no longer citizens, we are consumers. All you hear in the news is shit about "consumer confidence." What about "citizen confidence"? No one cares about that. The Great Unwashed won't blink about a wrong-headed war, corrupt politicians, but by God they'd become brick-throwing anarchists if McDonald's and Best Buy were taken away from them.

I don't think corporations are the ultimate problem, it's our species.