"The honest, small, businessman is slowly becoming, like the family farmer, extinct. Independence and integrity have little chance of survival against powerful, unscrupulous, absentee ownership. And absentee ownership is one of the primary causes of our deteriorating social structure.
Suppose the direct, private, profit motive were absent. Suppose every productive person's security in old age were guaranteed. Are these reasons the Incas and others had such low rates of crime and poverty? We need to ask ourselves some hard questions. Is the capitalist system based on the survival of the fittest? Is it of the law of the jungle? A philosophy of every man for himself, pitting man against man? Does it appeal to man's most gross instincts? Does it invite him to deceive, to cheat, to rob in order to sustain himself and ensure security?
A great deal needs to be done to set the corporate house alright. Capitalism is committing suicide. The question is, can it, or will it reform through self-discipline or compulsory regulation? It is possible but not probable that private enterprise will have the necessary vision to transform itself to better serve the common good. There are few indications that it will do so."
This passage was published in 1972 in the book Edgar Cayce - Story of the Origin and Destiny of Man by Lytle Robinson. He goes on to talk of co-operatives, which i call guilds, but are weighs for community members to work together to provide for the common interest. The Ubuntu philosophy also addresses this concern - maybe they channel Edgar Cayce. The idea of change, though, has to include the ability to walk away from the present corruption.
and on another note ...
Southern Oregon Blue Skies Project PRESENTS DR. LENNY THYME, WITH A LECTURE ON GEO-ENGINEERING AND IT’S EFFECTS ON HEALTH AND BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Dr. Lenny Thyme, PhD. in Inorganic Chemistry, famous for his role in movie, 'What In The World Are They Spraying" by Michael Murphy.
“Gaia is alive and ready to play with us, but not on our terms at all. Let's use science and spirituality to guide us on how to behave and act as sovereigns, honoring all life and forms with similar respect and dignity as we wish to have for ourselves.”
June 12, 2015
Talent Public Library
101 Home Street