Wiping One’s Ass With Stock Dividends
It might feel a little less soft than normal poofy-wipes, but the moment it soaks up last night’s “I don’t know the source of this food” dinner, you should feel proud.
Proud that you took the bold step to recognize that you have the power to change the world for the better. You know that because you are a stockholder, right? And unless you own stock in socially responsible companies that say, foster research for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, you are probably in some way profiting from companies that don’t give a rat’s ass about preserving the earth or future generations.
That’s because corporate decision makers are directly required by law to do everything that is legal to obtain and increase profit. Of course, if it’s illegal, they just have it made legal, but I’m not bitching about that today. This fiduciary responsibility of putting dollars into shareholder pockets is defined by law. So it’s their job to make you money, even if it requires dumping toxic waste into drinking water systems, or launching a massive military strike against innocent people of another country.
They are required to do it to make profits, and profits are made from war.
Now, I *HAVE* to assume you have some wits about you. Can anyone truly argue against the idea that at this point in human history, the only way arms control will succeed is if the high tech industry makes more profit from arms control than it can make from weapons-related research and production?
Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Fuck me man. I thought humans were smarter than yeast.