Here’s a NEWSFLASH for people who constantly attack corporations and capitalism: corporations are made up of people, just like yourself. Just because laws consider a corporation to be a separate entity doesn’t mean it is somehow granted “life” or “personality”. Get ready for some deep thought provoking answers.
A corporation is made up of many different divisions, wings, shareholders, and some have thousands of employees. Many times one division doesn’t agree with another division. Other times they don’t even work with other divisions: see FOX News and FOX Sports. Comprised of many individuals with different roles, functions, and opinions, it’s incorrect to label every employee of a corporation as “evil” or “good”.
Granted, corporations are steered and motivated by charismatic CEOs who try interpret what the shareholders want. But CEO’s and Board of Directions can be replaced. A corporation is not a static entity. Directions change.
WalMart is one of the most controversial corporations because of their stranglehold on the retail and food markets, and the fact that they built the Great Wal*Mart of China. Most of their employees don’t care or know about the impact of the WalMart culture- and why should they? It’s a job and the products are cheap. Welcome to the Machine.
It’s true, once you start deconstructing corporations and labels, you can apply it to everything. For the majority of people creating labels and entities is easy. This lazy thinking enables us to see the world as black and white, with no gray. It enables us to place blame at corporations and point fingers at THEM. It also forces us to feel sympathy for “victims”. We enjoy defending groups that are really illusions our minds create. Illusions! It makes it smoother for us to get all worked up and to target entities, like “Washington”, “the French”, “Wall Street”, “liberals”, “Republicans”, “the rich”, “Haitians”, “taxpayers”, and whatever group we’d like to attack or defend.
Welcome to the Skew.