Mitt Romney is a Corporation
Posted February 1, 2012on:
I was hiking with a colleague the other day when it hit me: Mitt Romney isn’t just the pro-Corporate candidate for President. Mitt Romney is a Corporation.
The singularity has arrived. Just not in the way that folks like Kurzweil and de Grey have been blathering about.
Instead of humans merging with technology, humans have now merged with Corporations. And Mitt Romney is Exhibit A of this unholy merger.
To understand this, consider former president George W. Bush. IMHO, that guy was the crown prince of the royal family of the military industrial complex (“MIC”) about which Eisenhower warned us in 1961.
George’s grandfather, Prescott Bush was a founder of the MIC during WWII. His son, George H.W., became King of the MIC. His first son, George W., was the crown prince.
These people were and are pro-Corporate. Particularly, pro oil-, military hardware-, finance-, and intelligence-Corporate (the key industries that make up the MIC).
But the key point here is that these are people. They’re unmistakably human. George was a former drunkard, C-student, moron. How many Corporations behave like that? No successful ones, that’s for sure.
But look at Romney.
Bland, devoid of human qualities. Romney’s opponents lob criticisms at him as if he were human. They paint him as a flip-flopper, a liberal, etc. etc. But nothing sticks to him. He’s Teflon Man in a way that Obama (the conflict-avoiding smoking addict) could never be.
No human criticisms stick to Romney because he’s not human! Consider:
- the $10,000 bet he offered to Perry
- his “Corporations are People” statement
- his “I just followed the tax laws [that I helped write]” response to the release of his tax returns
- his “they’re just jealous” assessment of OWS
What is a Corporation? It’s a value-free organism that lives and breathes money. Every issue of the day is viewed, by a Corporation, through the prism of money.
So it hit me that the election this Fall between Obama and Romney will be the next shoe to drop in the People vs. Corporations civil war. (OWS being the first.)
It will be the first election in recorded history pitting a human against an irresponsible anaerobic organism that feeds on money.
And as we sit here in February, the human just might lose.