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The Corporation

April 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Corporation
The film is based on the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan.

A friend on Stumble Upon shared this with me and once I started watching, I could not stop.  Sabina is from Deep Spirits, The Quest for Truth, The Exploration of Beauty & Magic of Life web site.

This is a must see, eye-opening movie. The producers of this film have put the entire movie on YouTube for you to watch completely free! And I am embedding it here for you too. Please take the time to watch this movie, you’ll be glad you did.

Quotes from the movie.

“In devastation there is opportunity.”

– Wall Street commodities broker, referring to the reactions of Wall Street to the effects of 911 on the price of oil and the bombings in Iraq.

“The corporation is a person, legally, but the corporation has no conscience.”

The goal of corporations is to maximize profit, and market share, and they also have a goal for their target, namely the population. They have to be turned into completely mindless consumers of goods that they do not want. You have to develop what are called created wants, so you have to create wants, you have to impose on people what is called the philosophy of futility. You have to focus them on the insignificant things of life, like fashionable consumption. I am just basically quoting business literature, and it makes perfect sense, the ideal is to have individuals who are totally disassociated from one another, who’s conception of themselves, the sense of value is just how many created wants can I satisfy.”

Noam Chomsky

Foodies take note, CASE STUDY: rBST bovine growth hormone (rBGH), which is primarily used on cows to increase production of milk and manufactured by Monsanto was pushed through development, funding, FDA approval, and the marketplace without fully testing it effects on human consumption. It is now a known cancer causing substance. It get’s worse, Fox News was asked not to air an investigative report on the subject because Monsanto lawyers sent several fax’s threatening to pull or limit advertising on their broadcast stations. See the movie, it is an eye opener.

Did you know that rainwater in a city of Bolivia was a privatized commodity? Indeed, the Bechtel Corporation owned all water in the city, and it was against the law to collect rainwater from the sky in the city of Cochabamba. Watch the movie!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 claudiaNo Gravatar // Apr 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Never knew that about the rain water very interesting

  • 2 IngeborgNo Gravatar // May 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Monsanto is a MONSTER!! It’s almost unbelievable the lies that are being told to the public.