Gas Leak in Los Angeles Has Residents Looking Warily Toward Flint
A really bad and unfortunate situation. It has to be frustrating, waiting for something to be done. As I understand it, the health department is trying to kick a private corporations butt to get them to move faster. On the other hand, the problem may be so big neither a corporation or a government can fix the problem right away. Hmmmm! What to do?
The focus of this story is whether people can trust government again. The government didn't cause this problem. A corporation did. So it comes down to a simple choice. Do you trust government to fix the problem or do you trust a corporation to fix it?
Let's see. Government agencies don't operate on as high a profit margin as corporations. If you don't like the way a government does its job, elect new officials. The people are the stockholders. Government is more likely to operate within regulations than a corporation. Wait a minute, I may be wrong. Government officials are now controlled by profit seeking corporations.
Corporations must answer to stock holders, not the people. In order to make more profit, corporations are likely to attempt a skirting of regulations. In all likelihood, as is the case many times, a corporation ignored regulations, installed inadequate safeguards, all for the sake of more profit. That's probably what happened here.
If the general public doesn't like what a corporation does, there are no elections to cure the problem. The public cannot replace corrupt corporate management with an election. The only recourse is for elected officials to make corporate bosses obey regulations and the law.
Just a minute! I may have made an error. If corporations control government officials with bribes and campaign donations and elections cannot solve the problem, we may have a bigger problem than we thought. Do we have a Fascism problem?
So, we have a paradox before us. Corporate propaganda has successfully manipulated Americans, in the last twenty years, to blame everything on Government when in reality government and corporations are one and the same.
In this story everyone is blaming the government, when a corporation is at fault. That's what I call a great propaganda campaign. Separation of Church and State has been somewhat successful although it is being twiddled away slowly but surely. We should establish a principal of "Separation of Corporation and State".
Keeping corporations out of government would be as good for the country as keeping religion out of government. Too much common sense? Fascism has become too dominate? Can’t fight corporations? Sad, really sad!