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Chapter 19 of the book, The Liar.

Corporations.

Why they exist?

And how come they are so out-of-control destructive.

If the liar was given the power to build a secret weapon, what do you think it would look like? View table of contents...


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If the liar was given the power to build a secret weapon, what do you think it would look like?

Well, firstly how could we stop the liar building a secret weapon, given that it has total control of our minds? And why would we think it hasn't done so already? It has built a few unconcealed and very despicable weapons in the last hundred years, notably the atomic bomb, but what might it have done surreptitiously without us noticing? Don't ever be fooled into thinking the liar is stupid because it is dishonest. Its dishonesty knows no bounds and if it has already managed to invent the serial killer, child killer, paedophile and an ability to justify genocide, what more could it be doing that we've missed? It's a scary thought and we must examine it.

Any secret weapon in the liar's arsenal would have to be autonomous, monstrous and completely irresponsible. It would have to have every power at its disposal for maintaining, reconfirming and extending the belief in the separateness, inequality and meaninglessness of all life, but this weapon must never be able to be brought into question. The liar's secret weapon must be utterly unimpeachable. Whatever this Frankenstein monster looks like, its sole goal must be gain for itself over all other considerations.

And look. It's happened already; we have constructed and let loose corporations, the most dastardly projection ever brought into being under the liar's behest. They even take their name from its most favourite separating label, the body. Mary Shelley's vision was of the future, and even though the monster in her book was a single humanoid body with a limited range of effects, the projection of her idea into the group mind of the species is founded on exactly the same underlying principles. This is as far as it has got for the liar and it must be very pleased with itself indeed. Corporations are the liar's Frankenstein monster, with the inherent ability to destroy their own maker. It has been working very hard at this, day and night, right under our noses, without us having a clue about what is really going on.

For those of us not familiar with Latin and the origins of words the English word 'corporation' comes from the Latin corporare meaning 'to embody'. In some languages the word for body maintains this root; cuerpo in Spanish, corps in French, corpo in Portuguese, etc. We believe the body to be the thing that we are; autonomous, existing on its own, helpless and vulnerable against other bodies, in which our thoughts are just a random and haphazard chance meeting of the correct sort of molecules. We are certainly not responsible for this lucky accident, but even so we believe this body has the power to run its own life, to make its own decisions and to control the world. At the same as time we are running our own personal universes, we find ourselves alone and suffering, awaiting certain death and the total annihilation that will come sooner or later, without doubt. Under these shackles we do our best to survive by fighting the other bodies, winning and losing, never doubting for one moment that our own single self is the one superior, sole ruler of the universe, whilst not managing to avoid being utterly inferior at the same time. These wholly mistaken, absurd yet unquestionable ideas have quite naturally been projected outwards into the world and have now taken form in the idea of the corporation. The naming is no accident.

The corporation exists on its own, built from a random and haphazard meeting of the correct sort of bodies arising from the collection of physical conglomerations it has at its disposal. It is not responsible for its own formation but it believes it is running itself and the world around it. It exists alone and vulnerable against others like it, yet, unlike the bodies doing its bidding, it seems to be able to avoid death somewhat. This is what we have forged thanks to the liar in our minds, because even though we are in error about everything we have not been able to arrest our creative function and whatever we think comes into being. We are not wholly unaware of the truth of ourselves either, the essence of us which never changes over time, even though we must deny it ferociously to support the belief in life's temporal and pointless nature. However, we would like to be eternal and feel we deserve to be, not realising that we are already. The behaviour of the corporation reflects our eternal state of which we are aware at some deep level, and solves the problem of death a little bit. But this solution to death is formed strictly under the liar's rules and regulations and so is, of course, no solution at all. It is instead a fearful projection of the erroneous misinterpretation of the idea of power, the belief that power is defined by the capacity to destroy everything else in existence. This is the ultimate proof of the victory and winning state of the separate, that which we are all desperate to attain.

Projected outwards, our obsession with the supremacy and importance of our bodies has taken tangible form in the world. The corporation takes its name from the same, apparently autonomous, yet lifeless thing that inspired it, except its destructive power is now unlimited and no-one is responsible for its actions. At the whim of the liar what unhelpfulness are corporations not capable of?

No-one really knows what's going on anymore. We go to the doctor and we are not sure if the prescription a mile long for things we've never heard of is for our own benefit or someone else's. We're not sure where our food comes from or who is really benefitting from the mass of chemical substances it contains. Who knows what's going on with school curriculums or who could possibly be benefiting from cutting right-brain activities from our children's life experiences? The daily life is so complex and convoluted no one really knows what the real intention behind anything is anymore or where it comes from; whether it is good or bad, helpful or harmful, if it is more concerned with profit over public health, or keeping the sponsor sweet or of any genuine educational benefit at all. But we can assume, and have to assume, that everything going on in the world is functioning under the liar's intentions, and so we are right to be concerned about the real motivation behind everything and anything, and would be well advised to discard all of it that we feel we are able to. The fact is, there is no-one in control of anything anymore apart from the liar.

The corporation produces the things that please the liar whilst those working for it must revere these products as gods and their maker, the brand label, as the supreme god. Other corporations get involved with the promoting of these gods and we are compelled to buy them after being infected with deeply symbolic and powerful mantras advocating their divine state. Corporations also presume to understand human health and produce more gods to be venerated which supposedly heal us and yet in fact make us sicker. We all know this is fundamentally wrong, and yet there is nothing we can do about it.

What is clear is that the liar's redefinition of the evolutionary process has permitted corporations to come into being; and it is these structures that are the real beneficiaries of the food, health, education industries and consumerism in all its forms. They rule the world and the people who work for them are just pawns in their mad schemes. Mostly we haven't recognised this and when it is suggested to us we become deeply defensive, angry even, as we might expect given their maker is in charge of our thinking too. When we notice something is amiss, we are too frightened to speak out for fear of the expected attack that is bound to come. We fear change, and even though global corporations are very young in real terms we are unable to conceptualise that because we believe that what we experience at any moment is the end of the story. We believe the future will be a continuous repetition of the past and tomorrow will be just like yesterday. For those unable to justify or tolerate any of this, taking a leap of faith away from the madness seems only possible with the necessary resources to do so. Of course, the liar has allowed some dissent inside the bedlam, but only under its auspices in the form of angry youngsters behaving violently and aggressively; no threat to the liar there.

Competition, winning and losing, must be projected onto everything and has not missed application at the corporate level. Any brave attempt to ensure some fairness in this arena can only fail because the Frankenstein monster does not have to answer to anyone and is therefore able to grow and grow, crushing any resistance to it, especially from the squeaks of attack by smaller corporations less well-connected to decision makers and financial centres that are also contained within corporate structures. All this, we believe, defines power. But what is this definition of power that knows success to be the moment when all the others are annihilated? How is being completely alone and unable to communicate with anything else a powerful state? The corporation is the most extreme projection of the lie of personal gain and sovereign superiority over all other considerations and can only be considered powerful when the word is associated with fear. But true power is not fearful.

True power is the real force behind evolution and progress that is now insisting loudly we wake up to reality and has given us everything we need in order to do so. But at the same time the liar has become extraordinarily busy in attempting to stop it. There are now seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the way of unity, and corporations are the most heinous of these.

If we do not love ourselves it is impossible to love other people, and so it becomes easy to consider everyone, except ourselves now and then, as unworthy of respect and love, and our behaviour reflects that. The belief in a natural and reasonable lack of love in the world, a world based on fear and the survival of the fittest - fittest having been redefined malignantly as physical strength and the ability to attack and destroy successfully - is what corporations stand for. Even so, we are starting to finally love ourselves and realise our true worth, but what good could that be with the Frankenstein monsters in full throttle?

The liar has been very naughty indeed without us noticing, but we do have power over ourselves and any situation we might be in when we love ourselves and others unconditionally. Destructive modes of thinking and behaviour become unacceptable and intolerable when our minds are firmly fixed on the present moment with due care and concern for all life. Don't forget that the liar is nought but a tawdry stage magician performing dull and tired sleight of hand routines with our perceptions. Like the travelling medicine show it persuades us to believe all manner of lies and tricks in order that we might hand over the things we mistakenly value for absolutely no gain in return. When we see that we have simply been tricked, misinformed, and stop listening to it, it will drift away quietly without any fuss or commotion, because in truth it is nothing at all and has no power outside of the human mind identifying with it. Understanding what it is at the personal level extends into understanding it everywhere it exists, including in the corporation. There is no limit to the healing we can achieve when we understand what the problem is exactly.

Let's ignore as foolish any argument that attempts to prove cut-throat competitive forces as the basis of evolution, especially now we know whose mouth they are really coming from. And let's try to imagine what we might create when the liar is gone for good.

What might happen to corporations when the main goal of profit and gain achieved by the acceptable suffering of others has become an old joke perceptually? That question I will leave for you to consider but, with good reason, I expect that a fearfully delusional monster brought into being by an equally illusory inventor will probably disappear quietly into the nothing that it came from. In the meantime, reversing our thinking on all our accepted goals and intentions up until now will generate healing everywhere we apply it.

If the liar was given the power to build a secret weapon, what do you think it would look like?

Well, firstly how could we stop the liar building a secret weapon, given that it has total control of our minds? And why would we think it hasn't done so already? It has built a few unconcealed and very despicable weapons in the last hundred years, notably the atomic bomb, but what might it have done surreptitiously without us noticing? Don't ever be fooled into thinking the liar is stupid because it is dishonest. Its dishonesty knows no bounds and if it has already managed to invent the serial killer, child killer, paedophile and an ability to justify genocide, what more could it be doing that we've missed? It's a scary thought and we must examine it.

Any secret weapon in the liar's arsenal would have to be autonomous, monstrous and completely irresponsible. It would have to have every power at its disposal for maintaining, reconfirming and extending the belief in the separateness, inequality and meaninglessness of all life, but this weapon must never be able to be brought into question. The liar's secret weapon must be utterly unimpeachable. Whatever this Frankenstein monster looks like, its sole goal must be gain for itself over all other considerations.

And look. It's happened already; we have constructed and let loose corporations, the most dastardly projection ever brought into being under the liar's behest. They even take their name from its most favourite separating label, the body. Mary Shelley's vision was of the future, and even though the monster in her book was a single humanoid body with a limited range of effects, the projection of her idea into the group mind of the species is founded on exactly the same underlying principles. This is as far as it has got for the liar and it must be very pleased with itself indeed. Corporations are the liar's Frankenstein monster, with the inherent ability to destroy their own maker. It has been working very hard at this, day and night, right under our noses, without us having a clue about what is really going on.

For those of us not familiar with Latin and the origins of words the English word 'corporation' comes from the Latin corporare meaning 'to embody'. In some languages the word for body maintains this root; cuerpo in Spanish, corps in French, corpo in Portuguese, etc. We believe the body to be the thing that we are; autonomous, existing on its own, helpless and vulnerable against other bodies, in which our thoughts are just a random and haphazard chance meeting of the correct sort of molecules. We are certainly not responsible for this lucky accident, but even so we believe this body has the power to run its own life, to make its own decisions and to control the world. At the same as time we are running our own personal universes, we find ourselves alone and suffering, awaiting certain death and the total annihilation that will come sooner or later, without doubt. Under these shackles we do our best to survive by fighting the other bodies, winning and losing, never doubting for one moment that our own single self is the one superior, sole ruler of the universe, whilst not managing to avoid being utterly inferior at the same time. These wholly mistaken, absurd yet unquestionable ideas have quite naturally been projected outwards into the world and have now taken form in the idea of the corporation. The naming is no accident.

The corporation exists on its own, built from a random and haphazard meeting of the correct sort of bodies arising from the collection of physical conglomerations it has at its disposal. It is not responsible for its own formation but it believes it is running itself and the world around it. It exists alone and vulnerable against others like it, yet, unlike the bodies doing its bidding, it seems to be able to avoid death somewhat. This is what we have forged thanks to the liar in our minds, because even though we are in error about everything we have not been able to arrest our creative function and whatever we think comes into being. We are not wholly unaware of the truth of ourselves either, the essence of us which never changes over time, even though we must deny it ferociously to support the belief in life's temporal and pointless nature. However, we would like to be eternal and feel we deserve to be, not realising that we are already. The behaviour of the corporation reflects our eternal state of which we are aware at some deep level, and solves the problem of death a little bit. But this solution to death is formed strictly under the liar's rules and regulations and so is, of course, no solution at all. It is instead a fearful projection of the erroneous misinterpretation of the idea of power, the belief that power is defined by the capacity to destroy everything else in existence. This is the ultimate proof of the victory and winning state of the separate, that which we are all desperate to attain.

Projected outwards, our obsession with the supremacy and importance of our bodies has taken tangible form in the world. The corporation takes its name from the same, apparently autonomous, yet lifeless thing that inspired it, except its destructive power is now unlimited and no-one is responsible for its actions. At the whim of the liar what unhelpfulness are corporations not capable of?

No-one really knows what's going on anymore. We go to the doctor and we are not sure if the prescription a mile long for things we've never heard of is for our own benefit or someone else's. We're not sure where our food comes from or who is really benefitting from the mass of chemical substances it contains. Who knows what's going on with school curriculums or who could possibly be benefiting from cutting right-brain activities from our children's life experiences? The daily life is so complex and convoluted no one really knows what the real intention behind anything is anymore or where it comes from; whether it is good or bad, helpful or harmful, if it is more concerned with profit over public health, or keeping the sponsor sweet or of any genuine educational benefit at all. But we can assume, and have to assume, that everything going on in the world is functioning under the liar's intentions, and so we are right to be concerned about the real motivation behind everything and anything, and would be well advised to discard all of it that we feel we are able to. The fact is, there is no-one in control of anything anymore apart from the liar.

The corporation produces the things that please the liar whilst those working for it must revere these products as gods and their maker, the brand label, as the supreme god. Other corporations get involved with the promoting of these gods and we are compelled to buy them after being infected with deeply symbolic and powerful mantras advocating their divine state. Corporations also presume to understand human health and produce more gods to be venerated which supposedly heal us and yet in fact make us sicker. We all know this is fundamentally wrong, and yet there is nothing we can do about it.

What is clear is that the liar's redefinition of the evolutionary process has permitted corporations to come into being; and it is these structures that are the real beneficiaries of the food, health, education industries and consumerism in all its forms. They rule the world and the people who work for them are just pawns in their mad schemes. Mostly we haven't recognised this and when it is suggested to us we become deeply defensive, angry even, as we might expect given their maker is in charge of our thinking too. When we notice something is amiss, we are too frightened to speak out for fear of the expected attack that is bound to come. We fear change, and even though global corporations are very young in real terms we are unable to conceptualise that because we believe that what we experience at any moment is the end of the story. We believe the future will be a continuous repetition of the past and tomorrow will be just like yesterday. For those unable to justify or tolerate any of this, taking a leap of faith away from the madness seems only possible with the necessary resources to do so. Of course, the liar has allowed some dissent inside the bedlam, but only under its auspices in the form of angry youngsters behaving violently and aggressively; no threat to the liar there.

Competition, winning and losing, must be projected onto everything and has not missed application at the corporate level. Any brave attempt to ensure some fairness in this arena can only fail because the Frankenstein monster does not have to answer to anyone and is therefore able to grow and grow, crushing any resistance to it, especially from the squeaks of attack by smaller corporations less well-connected to decision makers and financial centres that are also contained within corporate structures. All this, we believe, defines power. But what is this definition of power that knows success to be the moment when all the others are annihilated? How is being completely alone and unable to communicate with anything else a powerful state? The corporation is the most extreme projection of the lie of personal gain and sovereign superiority over all other considerations and can only be considered powerful when the word is associated with fear. But true power is not fearful.

True power is the real force behind evolution and progress that is now insisting loudly we wake up to reality and has given us everything we need in order to do so. But at the same time the liar has become extraordinarily busy in attempting to stop it. There are now seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the way of unity, and corporations are the most heinous of these.

If we do not love ourselves it is impossible to love other people, and so it becomes easy to consider everyone, except ourselves now and then, as unworthy of respect and love, and our behaviour reflects that. The belief in a natural and reasonable lack of love in the world, a world based on fear and the survival of the fittest - fittest having been redefined malignantly as physical strength and the ability to attack and destroy successfully - is what corporations stand for. Even so, we are starting to finally love ourselves and realise our true worth, but what good could that be with the Frankenstein monsters in full throttle?

The liar has been very naughty indeed without us noticing, but we do have power over ourselves and any situation we might be in when we love ourselves and others unconditionally. Destructive modes of thinking and behaviour become unacceptable and intolerable when our minds are firmly fixed on the present moment with due care and concern for all life. Don't forget that the liar is nought but a tawdry stage magician performing dull and tired sleight of hand routines with our perceptions. Like the travelling medicine show it persuades us to believe all manner of lies and tricks in order that we might hand over the things we mistakenly value for absolutely no gain in return. When we see that we have simply been tricked, misinformed, and stop listening to it, it will drift away quietly without any fuss or commotion, because in truth it is nothing at all and has no power outside of the human mind identifying with it. Understanding what it is at the personal level extends into understanding it everywhere it exists, including in the corporation. There is no limit to the healing we can achieve when we understand what the problem is exactly.

Let's ignore as foolish any argument that attempts to prove cut-throat competitive forces as the basis of evolution, especially now we know whose mouth they are really coming from. And let's try to imagine what we might create when the liar is gone for good.

What might happen to corporations when the main goal of profit and gain achieved by the acceptable suffering of others has become an old joke perceptually? That question I will leave for you to consider but, with good reason, I expect that a fearfully delusional monster brought into being by an equally illusory inventor will probably disappear quietly into the nothing that it came from. In the meantime, reversing our thinking on all our accepted goals and intentions up until now will generate healing everywhere we apply it.





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