Thursday, December 27, 2012

Corporations Leading the Way?

    Corporations have an invested interest in doing everything they can to protect the middle class. The middle class is the foundation of many corporations in the United States. Granted, there will always be corporations that will rape the middle class (big oil and banking come to mind). However, there is massive section of our economy that thrives and dies based on how much money the middle class has in its pocket.

    The industries that thrive on the middle class are in all sections of the economy. Right now Olive Garden and their mother company Darden Restaurants are feeling the pinch (as well as other companies like them). People do not want to spend money they do not have. People are working harder and harder for their money and they do not want to blow 50 or 60 dollars on one meal. This is only the beginning! People are not going to buy gym memberships, high end electronics, etc if they cannot even buy food. No one will pay 150 dollars for sneakers or 40 dollars for a bra from Victoria's Secret if they cannot afford basics.

    Corporations have all the muscle in the new Oligarchy that is the United States. Corporations have an incentive to keep the middle class healthy against the big banks, big oil, and anyone that wants to rape the class that feeds them. Corporations that have the muscle to fight this destruction of the middle class have to start stepping up or there is a big possibility that they might just watch their customers stop spending on new goods and services! The foundation of goods and services based corporations is tied directly to how much money the American middle class has to spend on those goods and services.

    Corporations not only need to keep the current middle class healthy, but can expand their profits by fighting for programs that raise the lower classes into the middle class. The middle class is the customer base of most of these goods and service based companies. So, how do companies expand this customer base? Companies that sell goods and services could double their customer base right here at home by using their muscle to fight for programs that expand the middle class and raising up the people in the lower classes, rural communities, and poverty areas into the spending middle class.

    The solution has to begin with education. It is basic economics that as a demand increases, then so will the supply. Our televisions are loaded with reality stars becoming wealthy overnight by being idiots. Therefore, the supply of idiots is increasing faster than the supply of intellectuals, scientists, and engineers. This presents a big problem for companies looking to recruit top talent. Companies are always looking for top talent to lead and reinvent the company for higher profits. Top talents are not around every corner and it takes time and effort (both from the student and college) to turn a student into a top talent. If companies want top talent to further their companies, then they have to be willing to invest in education to create the supply of top talent that companies demand.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Trickery Takes All

"Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak." - Art of War

    People that are strong get targeted by jealous people. The strongest always gets attacked when someone else wants the top spot. This has happened throughout politics, history, and high school gossiping. Appearing weak and telling "flaws" about yourself keeps you appearing human and weak. This keeps jealous people from attacking and allows you to save time and energy for real enemies.

    Appearing weak also make you a wonderful temptation for those that real hate you. People are like sharks and they attack when they smell blood in the water. If you do not believe me, then think back to high school gossiping. It can ruthless sometimes! People that really hate you will come out of the wood work on the attack when they smell blood, which is why you want to appear weak when you have the firepower to take them down.

    Appearing strong is important to keep attacks at bay. Sharks and people attack when they smell blood in the water, which is why you want to trap them into attack you while you have muscle to deal with them. However, there will come a time in everyone's life when they do not have the fire power or high ground. This is when appearing strong will pay off. People will not attack if they think it will cost them greatly. Appearing strong when you are weak will keep enemies guessing about how much attacking will cost them. The key is to put up a smoke screen they will believe or in a way that they will not want to call your bluff.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rethink Your World

    Everyone should read fiction. Fiction trains the imagination. So, how is fiction valid in reality? Simple, everything in our world is a product of the human imagination. If it did not come from nature, then it came from the human imagination.

    The design of your clothes, the socially construction concepts of right and wrong, every building you've ever been in, the socially constructed "rules" of how we interact with each other. Okay, but why is this important? If this world can be imagined, then it can be re-imagined.

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dwelling on Isaiah 55:9

    I've been dwelling on Isaiah 55:9 recently. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

    I've always thought of the verse as a put down to humans, but I think I was wrong. Humans are capable of amazing things. Yet, our knowledge is limited to our worldview in our culture, in our time period, on our planet (Think about for a second). This renders our capacity very limited, because we are strapped into the concept of time, cultural worldview, social economic status, geographical location of our birth- and all of these thoughts are limited to a single planet out of an entire galaxy.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wolf Among Sheep

Never listen to what people say, because people say lots of things. What did they do?

Do they show up for work on time, or just keep promising?

Does your partner call you sweet names like "baby" or "my strong man", but still breaks your heart daily?

Do they talk tough, then act like a teddy bear?

Do they talk sweetly, then hurt all in their way?

Stop listening to the words of their voices and start listening the actions of their behavior!

Life becomes much easier when you stop listening to gossip rumors, what people say, and what they want you to think about them (their public image).

Everyone has their reasons why they say what they say, but we cannot hide who we are. This is why people will always tell you who they are if you listen close enough.

The modern world is filled with people that act civilized, but there is nothing "civilized" about the civilized world. Every day is one battle after another to survive in this sin filled and corrupt world.

"Act strong when you're weak, and act weak when you're strong" -Art of War
"All warfare is based on deception" -Art of War
"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices"  -Voltaire
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life"                       -Winston S. Churchill