Sorry if I wrote confusingly.
But when a group of people band together as a corporation and do the same, we call them the most productive members of the society and bestow all kinds of accolades on them, and indeed let them effectively run our countries - yours and mine both. End digression.)
Yes - this is QED:
In the film The Corporation, they reviewed the personality disorder "psychopathy". (A psychopath is a person with chronic psychopathy, esp. leading to abnormally irresponsible and antisocial behaviour.)
They gave this checklist of criteria to identify the disorder:
1. Callous unconcern for the feelings of others.
2. Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships.
3. Reckless disregard for the safety of others.
4. Deceitfulness: repeated lying and conning others for profit/financial gain.
5. Incapacity to experience guilt.
6. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviours.
In the film, these criteria were shown to be met by many/most of the legal entities (legal persons) known as "corporations", thus demonstrating that society has legalised these special kinds of psychopaths to operate in society, where they can and do cause tremendous harm - e.g., including such things as economic dependency and control of communities, or a deadly (toxic) environmental footprint - sometimes both, as in the case of the US corporation Exide in their factory in Mexico.
These Frankenstinian monsters were created within the protective environment afforded by a mix of religio-political ideologies - e.g., including the US Constitution, Christianity, Democracy, Capitalism, and English/American Law.
I am not knocking or commenting on those ideologies per se.
In the case of the US, history indicates that they seem to be - so far - the only ideologies that humans have been able to use in concert to consistently create wealth, better living conditons and freedoms
for the majority, as a matter of course.
And then you have a small party, whose ideology is to stop them from doing all that. Yet they are both cockroaches to you, how?
Or how you could say entities like the Communist Party are more "successful" than the big business - that's equally puzzling. How do you measure success to arrive at this outcome?
I am not knocking the Communist ideology per se
, nor the Communist Party USA per se
. I used the latter as an example
of small cockroaches. They get everywhere - as can be seen from the details in the spoiler. Just doing what their religio-political ideology tells them to do. It seems that, wherever there is a disaffected minority, religion or activist organisation, there too (apparently) is your friendly neighbourhood Communist to assist you in whatever you are trying to do to change society. Because it's only by destroying the hated wealth-creating society that the Communist model can be put in place. So, help and make use of people with a common cause, or at least a partly
I said that the small cockroaches were:
...arguably more successful than the larger ones.
- because it is
arguable - e.g., on the basis that they are smaller, likely to be more numerous and more ubiquitous.
The term "cockroaches" was coined by @Renegade
. I picked it up and later used the analogy where I said:
Unfortunately, if you want to do something about cockroaches, then your only option seems to be to exterminate them.
Thus, whether - for example - Capitalists or Communists or Scientologists, if they are
freedom-destroying cockroaches, then you are going to have to exterminate them. But there the analogy fails, because they're not
cockroaches are they? They are people
Bugger. They are part of you - not an enemy that you can dehumanise and barbarically kill without compunction. This is the soft spot that makes us human/civilised. That means you can't legally kill them willy-nilly after all.
The only legal
way to fight them is to build a defence using the same Civil tools that they are using to gnaw away at and destroy Freedom. The risk is that they might not have the same "soft spot" about you
.As Renegade said:
The attack on free speech has many fronts. There's a full out Von Clausewitz total war of Biblical proportion on free speech now. It's the religio-political ideology
They're not going to stop until they are stopped.
that you need to do something about, see? It's not the people
using that ideology.
And they have arguably been planning/doing whatever systemic mischief they intend for quite some time, and are thus likely to be a lot better organised than their targets.
I would be interested to know just how
you are likely to be able
to "stop" them with certainty, and defend the Constitution, without
breaching some of the prevailing American religio-political ideologies.
Don't forget how easily America permitted McCarthyism.
Somewhere down that logical path you could find civil war.