Sunday, May 09, 2010

Castro has a point

It's all politics, of course. Castro is simply using BP's oil spill in the Gulf for propaganda -- the message being, capitalist societies have ceded the public's interest for private gain -- and if the world stuck to socialist ideals, disasters such as this wouldn't happen. That's all bullshit of course, but, the man does have a point. The pendulum has swung too far in one direction. The reigns have been loosened too much on corporations, and governments need to reassert the public's interest in governing the conduct of businesses. At no time should a corporation's interest ever -- ever -- take precedence over the public's. Corporations serve society, not the other way around. Sadly, society is now hostage to corporations -- especially those that operate in the global theatre.

in reference to:

"In an opinion piece published by state media on Saturday, Castro said the disaster "shows how little governments can do against those who control the capital, who in both the United States and Europe are, due to the economy of our globalized planet, those who decide the destiny of the public.""
- Castro on Spill: Corporations Unstoppable - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)

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