I am not a very political person. For the most part I think it’s a machine which has minimal interaction with my real life. I understand it and I think it needs some fixing. It needs to be for the people and not for the lobbyist. I actually have a lot of feelings about large corporations and their effect on our lives. I see both sides of the coin; on one hand you have a regulated workforce which creates standards while on the other hand you have a large economic force which can forcibly drive smaller companies out of business and devastate communities.
These goliath businesses tend to be controlled by a select few, many of which make money the deciding factor. Now this may be a generalized thought, and I can’t say that this is true for all large corporations, but I can say that I am not the only one who has had these thoughts. Over the weekend I came across this Tavis Smiley Interview with Tom Morello (click on link to interview). It was very interesting to hear their discussion on the protests that are cropping up all over the U.S. What I walked away with was this line, “there’s something not right in the water.” The protests made me think of a conversation I had with a friend earlier this year. We were talking about how bad things were and how fed up a lot of people were. She said to me that people may eventually have to riot. At the time we said that things weren’t that bad and it was unlikely to happen. But looking around and taking stock of the year that has been globally, I wonder what direction we will take.
If you’ll indulge me I think this is a subject I’d like to explore…what are your thoughts?