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A “moral entity”? What are multinational corporations?

Follow the money trail” is the principal rule for investigating criminal activities of mafia, dirty politicians, money launderer, and cases of conflict of interests in public institutions dealing with private enterprises.

“Follow the money trail” is a valid guiding rod to investigating how current deteriorating moral values and ethical conducts are making in-roads into our societies and taking ascendency over well-tested sets of values.

Any sane thinking individual can find a direct link between how financial multinationals function and their corresponding predominant value system.

Financial multinationals are disseminating, by their global branches, and their affiliation with other companies and media, by their close cooperation with political organizations and States governing bodies, the value system and ethical standards that promote their interests and mentality of financial profit by all means.

As one State erect barriers to influx of unnecessary products and product competing with its autonomy, economic and financial security, and preserving its scarce resources, you find multinational companies vigorously push forward, dislodge the barriers and exploit resources of weaker nations.

Financial multinationals and multinational enterprises bribe their way and threaten with the heavy stick of their original powerful nations to imposing their will and interests with makeshift contracts, not even valid in any serious court of justice.

Ironically, while a financial multinational threatens with embargo, supported by its powerful government, it really don’t give a damn of the citizens of its original country: Money and profit have no restrictive citizens or smelling race. Money and profit  have no standard particular social value.

Who control a multinational corporation?  You might reply:

“He is the appointed General Director by the elected board members.”  Who control the board of directors?  You might say: The shareholders.  And you carry on your excuses for exploiting people and nations on the premise that shareholders invested for profit and they are generally not aware how the corporation do business on their behalf.

There are figure-head shareholders who elect nobody, and shareholders extending their voting rights to a third-party, and super electing body or “club of the old money

For example, you say this dictator control this State and who control the dictators?  You might say the bondholders or the multinational financial institutions controlled by the club of old money.  And you ask: “who are these clubs of old money?”

And you start reading biographies of these old crooks who “whitened their highway-robbery schemes” and how their inheritors legitimately resumed the same crooked behavior:  They were elected to political offices and they finance election campaigns, and fund lobbies for special interest laws.

A “moral entity”?

Time to start redefining what a moral entity means.  It is time to get outraged big time and return the power and rights to the people.

I suspected that individual spirituality is different from morality and ethical conducts, which are social consensus practised and emulated by the proper application of laws.  I have been thinking: “Do I have spiritual qualities that guide my behavior?”  The first question I had to resolve is: “What define spirituality and how do we know we have spiritual qualities?”

I am leaning to a subjective definition of feeling that you do lack artistic talents, practices, or appreciation.  Suppose you were not exposed to artistic initiation in the schooling system and your family had no artistic inclinations and didn’t care for art.  Suppose that you had no innate artistic talent or potentials to revolve around artistic environment and stun your family to investing in your discovered capabilities.

Your right brain will continue to capture artistic sensation from your sense organs, but the quality of the data transferred to the left brain for processing will not generate the emotional attributes that artistically inclined people capture.  Thus, you feel that you have no musical ears, no eyes for appreciating paintings, and no valuable senses for anything related to art.  In my case, I cannot understand the lyrics, even in my mother tongue; I was never able to memorize any song.  I am amazed to listen to kids who memorize and sing songs in languages they don’t know; yes, they don’t have to know a language to replicate it in words and tune, even if they are not capable of memorizing anything not recited in musical fashion.

For example, if a theocratic political system prohibits music, pictures, and theater pieces to be exhibited in public places (while not interfering in the privacy of homes) then, if you are not artistically inclined, would you be emotionally disturbed with the public prohibition?  If you don’t feel emotionally affected, not on rational grounds for rights of expression and political system, then you know that you are spiritually deficient. Lacking individual spiritual qualities are no barriers to actively defending and supporting freedom of expression, all kinds of expressions, you reaction is simply delayed for joining mass movements for the establishment of an open society and the diversity of culture and ways of expressing individuality. Your rational disposition might go the extra miles in opposing artistic prohibition, but this attitude has nothing to do with the emotional trauma that afflict the artistic people.

What lacking spiritual quality means?  I know people who can meditate and get out of their body and navigate around the world in their spirit; they tell me they feel attached to the body and this life by a simple thin cord.  I know they are not the lying sort of people.  I tried many times to meditate hoping that I might, at least, once experience the feat of what many people achieved and I failed miserably.   I wonder if I am successful once to getting out of my body that I might have the will to return.  It is not a matter of applying just the proper practice methods or techniques for meditation, it is an atrophy of the artistic hemisphere of the brain that was not trained properly when young and fresh.

History accounts for many eminent scholars in all scientific and rational fields who hated music and didn’t personally care for art, but this deficiency was no barrier to excel in their fields.  For example, Thomas Edison hated music (he was partially deaf at a young age) but most of his practical inventions were related to acoustics, films, and communications. These scholars were not conservative by any long shot and deranged the status-quo cultures of their period.  Yet, it is my feeling that they were of the categorical types of people:  Once they reached a position, it is difficult to make them change or reconsider.

My contention is that it is worthwhile investing in your kids artistic inclination before it is too late: sciences and rational thinking follow nicely. I tried so hard after my thirties to get into art and purchased many musical instruments and tried many of them; all my endeavors turned nil. For example, I catch the rhythms and dance accordingly but the deepest emotions are lacking.In my case, I feel, on the personal level, “what a wasteful life I had”:  rich artistic and emotional life passed me by without my volition.




September 2021

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