Corporations have replaced churches as the source of moral authority for many Americans. Artificially divorced by the forces of public education, entertainment, and pop mysticism masquerading as science, too many find themselves astray in a sea of unclear libertinism without an anchor . . . and they don’t like it. How could they?
Enter the MegaCorp, America’s new church. Corporations are driving what the public morality should be, most of which is a direct inversion of the traditional Christian (yes, Christian) morality western civilization was based upon in the first place:
More than 180 CEOs signed an open letter opposing state efforts to restrict reproductive rights, as business leaders weigh how to most effectively exert pressure against abortion bans.
Square chief executive and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey as well as fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg and others wrote that restrictions on abortion access threaten the economic stability of their employees and customers and make it harder to build a diverse workforce and recruit talent.
The letter, which appeared Monday as a full-page ad in the New York Times, marks the business community’s latest foray into a polarizing societal issue. The chief executives of Bloomberg News, Atlantic Records, Yelp and Warby Parker, among others, have aligned themselves with such groups as Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
The move also comes nearly four weeks after Alabama signed off on the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. Other states, including Georgia, have adopted or pursued similar legislation.
Abortion is good, says the corporate church. It’s good for business. And if it’s good for business, it’s good for you. Forget the sanctity of life. It’s all about the sanctity of business.
If a state wishes to prohibit the killing of babies in the womb, they must be punished.
This is already trickling down from the state level to the individual. Depending on your variety of wrongthink, you will be denied the use of social media platforms, of web-hosting services, of payment processors, of crowdfunding websites, and of banks.
Hell, you might not even be allowed to buy something in person.
It’s just like China’s social credit system, but enforced by private business instead of government.
Spare me your conservative and libertarian howling about “the marketplace!” This is the oppression we’ve been warned about, just carried out by someone other than government. Why is this okay?
The broader issue here isn’t abortion per se, though that’s a big one. It’s about where our values come from.
The church, the real church, had to be destroyed by the forces of evil, because God’s rules and the teachings of Christ cannot be changed or folded by man for expediency’s sake. I don’t mean the various imperfect institutions and mechanisms we call churches created to preserve and transmit the teachings of Christ from generation to generation. I mean the actual teachings.
The fate of the human soul matters.
This is a point I cannot escape every time I write about current events. How can the idea of eternity be avoided in any of these discussions. It is the primary consideration that undergirds all human affairs.
You don’t even have to be Christian or religious at all to agree with me. Some of the most honest atheists I’ve met acknowledge how lucky they are to live in what we use to call Christendom. They appreciate and avail themselves of Christian civilization even though they don’t buy it’s underpinnings. I don’t personally know how they circle that square, but that’s beside the point.
We’re told to ignore eternal considerations not just by government, but by business. And for what? So they can get power and money.
From whom? From us. It’s like The Matrix. We’re nothing but living batteries to these vampires.
Don’t have kids. Don’t go to church. Don’t ask questions. Just keep working and consuming and boring and working and consuming . . .
But the fate of our immortal souls matter. It matters to us regular folk. If we stop caring about the unseen, future consequences of our actions, we can be controlled into thinking anything that feels good is good
It also matters to our leaders, leaders of business and government. A leader that doesn’t care about what happens to them after they die is capable of anything. The scariest thing about such a leader is they think whatever they personally feel is right.
Worship of God is replaced with worship of self. And as we all know, the human heart is a fickle, greedy thing. Whatever the next hot, new piety big business pushes, I guarantee it’s something that will benefit their bottom line, yet something they will not have to bear the consequences of.
Don’t rely on corporations who want nothing but to make as much money as possible to dictate what you believe. Find something else, something immutable, be it a religion or a philosophy.
And don’t despair. These people might be evil, but they’re also morons. They always overplay their hand.