Okay, okay --
the new thing is to blame corporations for their unabashed pursuit of wealth.
Wealth is for what we strive,
rather, for what Americans should stive.
Business is a rotten operation.
As profound and positive a venture
buying, selling, and funding may be,
control and money are the motivators.
The difference between those ideas that materialize
and those that do not
are the ethics by which the company is run.
If business is conducted with no regard for human circumstance and prosperity;
if gain is made on the behalf of lives lost or harmed;
if consumers must be lured to the product by slick, non-specific advertizing,
then the company has no ethics.
Ethics are simple --
no need for a college course:
Die for your cause.
Seriously, can one sell a produce that one would not use oneself?
The degree to which one is okay to push an idea in which she doesn't believe is directly proportionate to her ethics.
The further away she is from the truth of her own sense, the more corrupt she likely is.
And, funny, she may not even know it or care.
Is it okay to harm,
as if humorous
to decide fates by tactile explorations?
Is the sensation of money more comforable
than love, a hug from a child, pride, passion, freedom to exist without shame
Can a human being ride a waterslide down a flight of concrete steps,
onto a grassy hill that ends in a big splash?
To follow the path of design
is to know what is meant to be done, without knowing it really.
blame seems the flavor of today
and manipulation by corporations;
but what really survives without tarnish,
is for what human hearts pause
[Next time, I'll address the institution of government...]