In watching the ongoing collective Pagan panty knotting in response to Fox…something is glaringly obvious… The rights of women is being pulled out of mothballs, the civil rights struggles are being held up as examples.. None of this change came about as the result of petition. These were violent changes, fought with blood and weapons. Change, rather – perceived change of any real sort has always been the result of someone, somewhere getting hurt or dying…usually many someones.
It was in the best interest of the elite of our material society to include women and minorities within the social fabric. More members of greater society? More money. Women and minorities were cheap labour back in the day. That day is gone.
We should all, those of us in the Western world be very afraid for our futures and be less concerned with silly demands, from a corporation, for an apology that is not genuine.
I work in an arm of the global trade network. North America is, very quickly, becoming redundant. We cannot provide cheap labour, cheap manufacturing, cheap transport and so what do we offer to the future of corporate profits? Nada. Relatively quietly, major corporations are outsourcing everything. Outsourcing represents jobs lost to us, here in North America.
DHL for example, out of the domestic market in Canada – they sold it out. Not worth it from a fiscal perspective. Businesses moving customer service to other countries, payroll systems also outsourced as well as accounting departments – also the more obvious, actual supplies being purchased from the East as well as manufacturing also being located offshore.
There is precious little that cannot be accomplished offshore, with higher financial returns. The internet and computer technology has advanced far faster than the average North American or Westerners’ grip on reality. That Dell or HP you order? You are ordering it from India. There is no CSR in North America – it’s all centralized in the East. Parts aren’t manufactured here. Same with cars, clothing, even our food. So if all this business is slowly draining out of the West, so as not to draw too much attention to what’s going on…what will happen to us? We are no longer the financial powerhouses we once were. The media is fed enough information in order to keep the masses placated for a while but the spin of our economy down the toilet will continue until the bowl is empty.
This isn’t some conspiracy theory – it is something I see daily and something I see increasing. What corporation is going to pass up a net profit on the scale that can be realized by simply shifting business borders? None. If nothing is being manufactured there are no jobs. No jobs, no money. No money, no social benefits. We are well on our way to becoming the third world and we can’t stop it. Who is willing to give up their home, their car, their benefits, their hospitals, medical care and other luxuries, in order to work in sweat shop conditions, just to eat? None of us but that’s the reality. We are done. Baked, broiled or fried – we’re done.
So demand apologies from corporations that would see you starve as they take away everything we have taken so for granted – food, shelter, education and health.
Our priorities and grip on reality in the West is fucked, be quite blunt. Corporations have no charity, have no soul – they are machines designed to make money and we can’t fill that bill anymore.