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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.
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:
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
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
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
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.
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.
# # #
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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
# # #
This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.
What You Can Do
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with good"; "Corporations must get a conscience"; "
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