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When the Corporate World Gains too Much Power

Discussion in 'Human Affairs, Political Movements and Charities' started by Cooky, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. Cooky

    Cooky Veteran Member

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    I've seen social media giants censor Donald Trump and ban him entirely. Kind of like something you see in a Communist dictatorship.

    So if it's possible that governments can gain excessive power to the point of over-doing it, can the same be said for the corporate world?

    If so, what is the middle of these two polar opposites? Is it "the people"..? If so, do the people of the middle have a vehicle for power? If so, what is that vehicle?
     
  2. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    So the free market... is socialist?!!!!
     
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  3. Cooky

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    More akin to Authoritarian, I'd say.
     
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    Eh... This is nothing new, it's just impossible to ignore now. This is the cost of having business intertwined with government.

    If we care about not turning into a dystopian society a la Blade runner or robocop, we need to cut businesses out of our government and dispose of lobbying altogether. No more business led public services like the health system or the penal system we have now.
     
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  5. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    Because you said: "Kind of like something you see in a Communist dictatorship."

    Is Facebook Communism????? Are they against markets and property????
     
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    Yikes, that's not really the direction I was headed. I was forging a new pathway... An Oasis of my own in the middle... Is that possible?
     
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    I was stressing the dictatorship part. But Russia does silence people, by making it illegal for certain people to be allowed on TV.
     
  8. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    They can't censor him. They can use the private property right and say they don't want him on their property. Tell the truth and say what is going on.
    They use their constitutional right to decide what happens on their property.
     
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    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    So is Facebook a Communist??? :confused:
     
  10. Cooky

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    I literally just said dictatorship.
     
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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    They led the would-be authoritarian dictator trump spew lies for too many years. Their very late action is hardly extreme. trump's own actions in trying to suppress free speech invoked a karmic response.
     
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  12. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    It is not a dictatorship. Read above.
     
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  13. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    So not Communist?
     
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    Democracy. Legislatures can and do make laws restricting the power of business enterprises. For that to be effective, however, it is crucial for politicians and governments to uphold and respect the democratic process.
     
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    No. I was using dog whistles and codes. ;):)Communism is an economic thing.
     
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    I know, I was explaining my thoughts to someone who was trying to catch me in a mistake for some reason.
     
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    But their property is being used as a public space. I'm wondering if there is room in reality for a middle to exist, where the people write the rules, whether it be government or corporate territory, regardless.

    ...I'm thinking "inalienable rights".
     
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  18. mikkel_the_dane

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    Who are the people?
     
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    Trump apparently is considering starting his own "news" network, so should the government regulate its bias it he does?

    "Freedom of speech" has never been considered to be an absolute here in the States, and court cases have pretty much taken the "do no harm" position as long as the media "does no harm" as well.

    However, not all is cut & dry.
     
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    Desperate for a new cause, now that destroying the democratic process didn't pan out, we have "censorship", ... because the mascot for greed and selfishness, Donald Trump, has been banned from Twitter for inciting sedition.

    One would think these people would feel ashamed, and foolish, chasing after these idiotic 'causes'. But nope. The "neverwrongs" are never wrong. No matter how wrong they are. So their cause just keeps on morphing to keep up that righteous indignation that they have become so addicted to wallowing in.
     
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