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Forgive the elitist title, first off; everyone's gotta have their click bait in this distracted, 1/2 second attention span age!
This is not a thread for 'intelligent' people. This is not a digital exurb for Mensa members- it's just a place to think and reflect together.
I wanted a thread where deep, or simply more involved discussions on a variety of topics from philosophy to history to futurism could take place. I feel like the WGB in particular and the internet as a whole (or perhaps simply the aggregation of sites I experience it through) is missing the serious discussion that used to keep me coming back to this board.
I want to keep it kind of open ended, like a college seminar.
So let me start with a thesis:
"Any sufficiently advanced corporation is indistinguishable from government."
Ok, let me rephrase that, Jeopardy style:
What is the difference between an exceedingly large corporation and a country?
Google most famously has its own university. But so does Walt Disney, Motorola, and McDonalds.
Google represents one-tenth of Mountainview, and shows no signs of slowing expansion. Employees work in Google offices, eat at Googleville restaurants (tax free), sleep in Googleville apartments. Google is diversifying into *everything*, it's in smartphones, self-driving cars, robotics, the energy grid.
It does not yet have its own police force, military, nor prosecutors. All corporations do have in-house security and their own "constitutions" -- protocols within their premises. "Breaking laws" -- breaching of the code -- results in exile, generally (booted out the door). Privatized militaries continue to grow and over two-thirds of US intelligence operations are outsourced to contractors. Besides official US-government-sanctioned activity, what else are these corporate CIAs and armies doing?
Take it from another angle with a sprinkle of Aristotelian logic:
The primary form of 'By The People' democratic government is through citizens voting for representatives to carry out their will.
90% of US elections are won by the campaign with the most money.
The biggest corporations (and their very-richest executives) contribute vastly more money than the average citizen.
Ergo: Washington DC is but a vessel to carry out government by the biggest corporations. Corporations ARE government through a nation-state proxy.
provided their own money, police forces, utilities, militaries, education systems
Or let me put it in a historical sense:
There is no necessary difference between a corporation and government, because they are both fundamentally social constructs, in the Foucault sense. A government exists only in the minds of the human beings who collectively believe in it. Who agree that that piece of paper with Jackson on it is worth two salted frappacinos and three blueberry scones. Understand that if they run away with the scones, they will be rounded up by the police and prosecuted according to pieces of paper we agree upon called laws.
This form of government, the democratic, free nation state is a relatively recent, hard won phenomenon in the history of human civilization. It was hard won through often violent revolt and revolution, from France to America to Russia. In the end, the social constructs: ideologies, countries, corporations, constitutions, doctrines, laws, religions -- these all had to be stripped away, torn up, and the raw face of the human animal revealed. Insane creatures that come to crave power, fame, prestige, immortality -- and who will subjugate and stomp on the face of their fellow man and woman to achieve such. The constructs, the icons, the semiotics, the uniforms, the flags, the logos, the crowns and gold and hushed marble -- the pomp and circumstance serve as set pieces to convince the actors (the common people) that the play they are in is and always has been, the Way of things. You must sit there, in the muck, servant, in your servants clothes. The King sits here, on the golden throne, in his king’s robes. But in truth, all the world’s a stage, as Shakespeare pointed out. The King is but an actor. You, the servant, are an actor. The costumes, the setpieces, the stage itself must be torn away, to reveal the true nature of things. Iconoclasm is the great equalizer.
The stage was torn, in 1776, in 1789. The emperor was shown to be naked. Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite! Stripped of their constructs, of their cake and lavish finery, princes and paupers were equal, and thus the democratic nation state rose, and the power of the few, the royalty and the aristocracy diminished, made subservient to the will of The People. Government by the people, of the people, for the people.
So the human creature, flawed and still hungering for subjugation, constructed the corporation. It was a sleeping giant, a sleeper cell composed of men in finery less conspicuous than the garish robes of European royalty. The suit. The strategy for the aristocracy had to be a covert one -- lest they risk having their heads lopped off upon the guillotine again. The corporation was sold as, “a way of maximizing utiltiy, ensuring prosperous business”. It was given incredible privelege, limited liability, and personhood. It grew, and grew, and grew, and, in time, it became so large that it rivaled the power of the democratic nation state, the government By The People. And when it surpassed that of the nation state, it sent its tendrils into these governments, buying elections, moving policy in its own interests. The corporation then, became the shadow tyranny, the puppet master By The Few, controlling the empty husk of the democratic nation state.
Eventually, as corporations become advanced enough, the elite no longer will see the need for the pretense of national governments, and simply turn corporations into tyrannical, autocratic nations themselves -- they will provide their own money, police forces, utilities, militaries, education systems. Any sufficiently advanced corporation is indistinguishable from a government. The corporation will become the nation of the 21st century. The new construct. Players whose stage is the boardroom. The King sits here, in his corner office, at his twenty thousand dollar mahogany desk. You, the janitor, made to stand, sweep the marble floor.