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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

In Awe of the Corporate State

One of the distinctions between working in agriculture and meatpacking, as opposed to working as mercenaries in the US military, is that immigrants and migrant workers from economies destroyed by agribusiness and the military industry might soon be able to acquire new citizenship in the land of so-called opportunity. Not that risking one's life for the benefit of Bechtel, Boeing or Raytheon is more personally rewarding than sacrificing one's life for the profit of Archer Daniels Midland or Monsanto, but murdering other misfortunates around the globe on behalf of Shell and Chevron at least bestows one with the esteem of those still in awe of the corporate state.

Not much consolation to those maimed and traumatized by participating in atrocities and other normal activities associated with wars of aggression, but desperate people often fail to think of the consequences ahead when making poor choices in the present.


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