From a [true] divine perspective, the world is abundant. And yet how many cars, how many televisions, how many ‘homes’ can one person or one family own? ‘Quality’ products last much longer than much of the crap foisted on the public. But the subtle [sometimes overt] message, is that crap is what the ‘public’ deserves.
A visitor from another planet, or someone on this one who is awake, knows the lie.
We all can have quality, and we all-globally-can have enough. In the ‘developed’ [isn’t language wonderful?] world, ‘make, take and throw away’ is a crime.
Ever get the feeling you are running headlong towards a cliff? With your I-Phone 6, 7 or 8? Or your headache [tumour] inducing Google glasses?
Buried under these pretty obvious realisations is what should be their underpinning. Ethics. Yes, often forgotten, avoided, deleted or a mere token. Just like doctors who on average receive around 1000 days training, get one day on nutrition, business schools kick ethics into the long grass.
How many truly ethical companies do you know? Forget the ones who lie. Forget the ones who use ‘Fairtrade’ as a smokescreen. Forget the charities that have a worthy cause, but pay their top managers excessively. How many organisations are run autocratically, deliberately creating climates of fear, back-stabbing and manipulation? There are a thousand ways to run organisations in negative ways, yet these parasites are successful when measured by turnover, profit and non-payment of tax.
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford. Try this one:
“It is well enough that people of the world cannot yet grasp a system truly based on ethics, for if they did, the whole corrupt current edifice would collapse.”
To avoid endless repetition, the global ruling elite are held together by lies, manipulation, paedophilia, greed and division, divide and rule.
If you want to run your business ethically, there is a limit. Get too close to ‘them’ and you will be closed down or compromised. The system is so institutionally corrupt, it mostly happens automatically. Failing that, in ways you might not immediately notice. Just ask the Co-operative Bank.
The solutions? To begin with, expose and make the corrupt at the top pay tax. If they don’t, close them down. Prosecute the corrupt. Stop buying from the corrupt. Pay everyone a living, not minimum wage. Make all decisions firstly on ethical grounds. Knock/keep autocratic, manipulative, ‘business leaders’ off pedestals and off our TV screens. Reward ethical business practice. Then, a global society based on contributionism. Ubuntu.
In case you might have forgotten, what does the word ‘ethics’ mean?
A moral belief. And moral? Principled, decent, honest, right.
Think ethically, buy ethically, act ethically.
Jack Stewart, May 27 2014.