American Political System and Corporations

I don’t normally get to involved in politics, but I am always irritated when I see how our current Government in America is spending our tax money and making really short-sighted choices. More and more money going towards wars, the army, nuclear programs etc, while they continue to cut funding on basic education needs for our schools and other programs.

This past weekend I watched a DVD documentary called The Corporation which really made me think about the world at it’s current state, and how all the big corporations are taking over and influencing the world towards a devastating future. Here is a short Synopsis of the movie:

“THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda, illuminates the corporation’s grip on our lives. Taking its legal status as a “person” to its logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” Provoking, witty, sweepingly informative, The Corporation includes forty interviews with corporate insiders and critics – including Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Michael Moore – plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change. ” – Read More

I think it is important for us to be aware of certain things like this and help make a change in the current state, or else our children’s future might look very bleak. The whole political system is driven by money and power. Many of the choices that are made by Government are greatly influenced by these big corporations.

I recommend that everyone watch this movie.

I’ll leave you with this quote from a poster I saw:
“It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need, and the Air Force will have to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”

Also check out this funny cartoon made by the “Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Founder” about the US budget and Oreo Cookies. It really put’s things in perspective.