[Diggers350] Hocus pocus corporations

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Mon May 30 00:20:38 BST 2011

In the mid-1800s, corporations began to be 
recognized as individuals by U.S. courts, 
granting them unprecedented rights. The 
Corporation, a documentary by filmmakers Mark 
Achbar and Jennifer Abbott and author Joel Bakan, delves into that legal...

full documentary

part 1 only

At 18:04 29/05/2011, you wrote:
>Incorporation –from which society suffers 
>agonies to-day,   is a kind of bastard Christianity .
>“Hoc est corpus meum” – “this is my body” puts 
>in-corp-oration at the centre of  Christian 
>doctrine   - the teaching that the church is the body of Christ.
>Christ is the head of the body and all are 
>invited to be incorporated a second time- now 
>spiritually, each becoming  the arms and legs or 
>contribute their talents for the greater good 
>with membership and benefits open to all .
>Incorporation is no mere religious phenomena- 
>that would be to underestimate it,- but has 
>jumped off the pages of the letter to 
>the  Corinthian church to become the first 
>multinational, with HQ in Rome, with branches in 
>every parish in every country., and like it or 
>lump it, with all its faults a 2,000 year old 
>success.  What we know of as corporations are 
>Christian corporations degenerate, JC replaced 
>by CEO’s  and  cupiditas replacing caritas – 
>greed replacing love for humanity.  This 
>suggests that  a new clause urgently needs to be 
>inserted as the first article of association of 
>each  registered company,  “ The first aim of 
>this association is to serve the best interests 
>of all people , not to harm them. ” - something 
>like the SPQR motto of the 
>ancient  Romans-  “Senatus et Populus Quirinale 
>Roma” – “for (the good of)  the people and 
>district of Rome.”   Commercial corporations are 
>now just  the husk of the first great corporate 
>institution which brought forth the civilization 
>of western Europe -  with the ethics knocked out 
>of it.   It almost makes you want to be religious.
>    JA

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