Santorum, the Corporate fool: On Condoms and control

The message is the massage, right? As we are channelled and steered towards two ultimate candidates and the illusion of picking a president, the question becomes, who is messaging and who is massaging. Who is getting messaged and massaged is already quite apparent. The American public is the ultimate target, of course, but the purpose is hardly to come to some national catharsis, some ultimate human truth on social, economic and political issues which will ultimately carry us towards a better more human and equitable society. The purpose is about control. It is about driving market populations into extremes that blinds them from who is actually driving the message and massaging the public.

Santorum is just the willing fool. He is the zealot who allows the highest banker to fund his extremism. And the evidence is clear on this, given that Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney would clearly be the most blatant corporatists in the Whitehouse. Theirs is a naked and unabashed policy of protecting and defending the current typhoon of obscenely high corporate profits. Since the media operates their marketing wing, it should be a logical leap that

But religion is a bully, at least when it gets political. Every religion has that tendency. Every religion has its extremist side, which under the best circumstances is usually tempered and kept in check by the vast majority of people populating that religion. But always that extremism threatens, biding its time, awaiting the opportunity to assert their own ego centric world view, sometimes in the most belligerent and violent ways.

That would seem to be wholly at odds with corporatism, but in fact, with a blindly ambitious zealot such as Santorum, their interests coincide as eloquently as a pair of ballet dancers. Corporatism is about control. Again, if there is a need to control a message, to spin it or render it in the most favorable light, what isn’t being rendered, or what is being hidden. So corporations desire control, which is not altogether bad. We all seek to control how the world views us, and to show ourselves in the best possible light. We all have things we do not wish the world to know about us.

But what happens when a corporation is out of control? What happens when the combined, interlocking powers and resources of corporations exceeds the power of government to maintain them as tools for human beings, not organisms unto themselves? Out of control, unrelenting in their own egos and unsatisfied by any amount of wealth, they seek control. They seek to extinguish debate, rewrite laws and crush dissent, and what better vehicle for that than a religious zealot.

But not just any zealot. To be sure there are pious men whose extreme views cannot be bought. But there are men whose ambition and hubris, whose belief is that they fundamentally not only hold the key to human governance, but that they will compromise in the shadows that which they preach from the pulpit to achieve those aims. Hence the expression, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. Those power-hungry and greedy corporations-not all corporations-would find no better ally than Santorum.

So why the current debate between Romney and Santorum? It would seem then that Santorum would be the final choice. Truth is, the debate is one of a naked corporatist, but one who will find extreme opposition in that nakedness, and zealot who is willing to sell his soul by tricking the American population that this election is about condoms, immigration and abortion. They are only the candy coating for a very bitter pill to follow.  The key is to hear through the message and not get massaged.

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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