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Meltdown Solution: Corporations Need a Conscience

The economic meltdown came because the primary edict for corporations was "make money" (aka "greed"), with no regard for ethics. What is needed is to replace the primary edict with "conscience", where doing good and making the world a better place is foremost.

by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

 


Last night I watched a very troubling documentary, Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse. (And we've only seen just the beginning of that collapse.)

I started watching it around the time I usually retire to bed, but I became so transfixed that I stayed up very late, watching the entire four-part series by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (embedded below).

It provides chilling detail about the people and policies that led to our world becoming perched precariously on the precipice of total economic collapse and the pending loss of civilization as we know it if something isn't done to remedy what appears to be an irreparable breach.  I must admit, it was frightening to watch; but I will also say that now that I've had a chance to sleep on it and think about it, the remedy has come very clearly to mind -- at least it seems so to me.  Bear with me for a few minutes as I set forth what I see as the key solution to the fundamental problem.

And I'm not talking about the emergence of free energy technologies as we discuss daily in our news, though this will certainly help -- once the core issue of the corruption is addressed.  Yes, as several exotic free energy technologies finally come forward into the marketplace, they will create the productive capacity that will be crucial to our temporal recovery, providing millions of jobs and affordable energy.

This statement might come as a surprise to those of you who frequent our news, and know that I am one of the primary go-to guys in the industry. We have been the best news and directory service in the free energy sector since 2002 when we launched.

But the core issue is not temporal, it is spiritual. And the remedy isn't about denominational religion but about values that are embedded in all the major world religions -- principles that transcend creed or dogma; principles that pretty much anyone can agree with and see as common sense.

Five years ago, I posted the following bullet in our news:

  • The Corporation - Review: The Corporation - Exceptionally well-done documentary film looks at the rise of the corporate body having the legal status of a person -- yet without conscience, greed-driven, raping the planet for profit -- but which is now beginning to gain moral fiber, to turn around and then reverse the damage it has inflicted on the biosphere. (PESWiki; Aug. 19, 2006)

This documentary points out that the corporations of today are given one mandate: whatever makes money. When facing any decision, the corporate leadership is obligated to its shareholders to do whatever will make money ("legally"). Making money is the prime objective, by law. And that prime objective, also known as "greed", is now bearing fruit, having brought our civilization to the brink of destruction. That is what the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters around the world are decrying. That is what drives the wedge between the ultra rich (the "1%") and the rest of us (the "99%").  When making money is the prime directive, by the present law informing corporate existence, then immoral decisions will be made to optimize money at the expense of all human decency. It is crass corruption, plain and simple.

What needs to change is that the "personhood" of corporations needs to gain a conscience, so that corporate decisions are not based on making money alone, but on being good, and decent, and doing the right thing for humanity and the planet.  That would make all the difference, and that must be at the core of the needed transformation of society.

What is needed is a might change of heart -- of the corporate heart -- from greed to good.

And it seems to me that the ingredients are in place to see such a change take place. There is a global consciousness awareness that something is terribly wrong, and "greed" is probably the most frequently-cited word to describe what is wrong. Greed is the catch-all word to embody the problem of corporations whose prime and only directive is to make money. 

"Greed" needs to be replaced with "Good", so that the prime directive is to do what is right and best for humanity and the planet, calling upon the decision makers to be spiritually introspective in their decisions. It is a fundamental change, but not an impossible one.

Every human being has a conscience. What is needed is for that same conscience to be imbued within the corporate bodies.

And with that conscience also needs to come accountability and responsibility. Those who make bad decisions that are seriously detrimental to others, should have to make an accounting for and be punished for their wrongdoings in a fair and equitable way. Principles of justice and mercy should apply to the corporate body as much as they do to the individual. If the entity is unrepentant and stubborn, then full justice should be meted out. If they are repentant and are taking serious measures to remedy their mistake, then mercy should be meted.

What the protesters should be demanding as the primary issue is for corporations to gain a conscience, and for non-repentant corporations to be brought to full justice.

The CBC documentary alluded to this, saying that capitalism needs another look.  "Capitalism with a conscience" is how I would put it.

Without this core change in corporate operation, the emergence of free energy technologies into the marketplace will create just another opportunity for the greedy to exploit, creating another bubble, delaying the correction that much longer, making the collapse that much greater.

That is not what we need.

The emergence of free energy into the marketplace should be part of a new paradigm, part of the emergence of a new world, a new way of dealing with each other.

Those involved in free energy technologies should insist this new paradigm from any company that gets involved with them. "You must have a conscience, and not have making money as the prime directive."

Laws should be enacted worldwide so that "making money" is no longer the key and only prime directive of corporations, but having a conscience should be the first guiding principle instead.

This won't be easy. In the U.S., there are 5 Wall Street lobbyists per congress person. And globally there is a conspiracy to establish a world police state, using economic turmoil as one of the drivers for bring that about, making us all slaves, and removing freedom.

Don't blame the present economic problem on freedom. Rather, call for conscience to guide that freedom.

Benjamin Franklin said that freedom would only work for a "moral and religious people," and that it would result in destruction otherwise.

Which path will we choose?

I think destiny calls for us to choose the path of freedom, guided by conscience; not slavery, void of conscience.

Postscript

A few hours after posting this story, I came across the following verse sequentially in my first ever read of the Qur'an.

"And if any one obeys his own impulse to good,- be sure that Allah is He Who recognises and knows." (Surah 2:158)

It was just two or three verses ahead of where I had left off the day before.

I thought this an interesting synchronicity to drive home the point that all cultures and all religions teach about the need to be good and follow one's own conscience.  This should also hold true of corporations.

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Meltdown

Canadian Broadcast Corporation's "four-part investigation of the orgy of greed and recklessness the drove the world into financial collapse. Only now are the hard questions being asked. Only now are the key players being held into account."

Episode I: The Men Who Crashed the World

"The story of the men who crashed the world: the billionaire mortgage seller who fooled millions; the high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; the ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne."

Episode II: A Global Tsunami

"How the financial tsunami swept the world; the renegade executive who nearly destroyed the global financial system; and the Treasury Secretary who bailed out his old friends."

Episode III: Paying the Price

"Some of the crash victims fight back: in Iceland, a protesting singer brings down a government; in France, a union leader brings about the kidnapping of his boss; and in California, thousands of families become homeless."

Episode IV: After the Fall

"After the fall: the Sheik who pretends the crash never happened; the Wall Street King charged with fraud; the congresswoman who wants to jail the bankers; and the world leaders who want a re-thinking of capitalism."

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.

What You Can Do

  1. Pass this on to your friends and favorite news sources.
  2. Get the mantras going among the protesting groups: "Replace greed with good"; "Corporations must get a conscience"; " 'Money-only' must give way to 'conscience first'." etc.
  3. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay abreast of the latest, greatest developments in the free energy sector.

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Page composed by Sterling D. Allan
Last updated October 31, 2011
 
 

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