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Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Monday, May 29, 2006

It's the Corporate State, Stupid

Rupert Murdoch admits that it isn't news unless he says it is:~

"For better or for worse, our company (
The News Corporation Ltd.) is a reflection of my thinking, my character, my values." Rupert Murdoch

I saw the documentary,
"The Corporation" on television a couple of years ago and I enjoyed it tremendously. I think it successfully explores the idea that the new totalitarian power structure is most likely to be corporate. Or more probably, a combination of corporate power and government.

Anyway, here is the documentary "The Corporation" courtesy of Youtube. It has been uploaded to Youtube in 10 minute segments with 15 segments in all. Enjoy :)

The Corporation Part 1
The Corporation Part 2
The Corporation Part 3
The Corporation Part 4
The Corporation Part 5

The Corporation Part 6

The Corporation Part 7
The Corporation Part 8
The Corporation Part 9

The Corporation Part 10

The Corporation Part 11

The Corporation Part 12
The Corporation Part 13
The Corporation Part 14
The Corporation Part 15

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.



Blogger Procrastinatrix said...

There is an amazing book by Margaret Atwood about corporate rule in the future called "Oryx and Crake". Fictional of course ;) but not beyond what is possible in science and corporate culture at the present moment!

29/5/06 1:21 pm  
Anonymous Adam said...

Good to see you back in action Beep.

I saw this documentary a while back myself. From what I recall, the parts when they likened corporations to psychopaths was the most interesting. Some of the rest was a bit over the top (although I can't recall what, specifically).

30/5/06 4:10 pm  
Anonymous BlueBerry Pick'n is ThisCanadian said...

Great post!

BlueBerry Pick'n
can be found @
"Silent Freedom is Freedom Silenced"

31/5/06 9:38 am  
Anonymous Layla said...

Excellent post.

31/5/06 10:00 am  
Anonymous Mario A. Grajales said...

The same, good to have you back, and specially with such a tremendously documentary . . . I wonder, why did I have'nt seen it before in my country TV? Shall it be because there is only one tv corporation here? I must thank you a lot for this, no matter if you become a little sad, specially for our kids future, and . . . I must recognize that after my parents, school and books, . . . you're contributing in my education beep. thanks

Well, and know I have work to do because I must change my plans . . . instead of a tipical corporation I need to begin a very different one.

31/5/06 11:39 am  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

I sent a link to this post to a bunch of folk, then ne'er came to finish reading the docu-links! I will. I will! lol

Good one Ms Beep.

31/5/06 8:25 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Thanks for your comments. I get a bit slack replying to them. If I was a religious person I would get out the whip and self-flagellate, but I could never understand the sado-masochistic stuff.

Which, by the way, reminds me. Does anyone know the islamic religious festival where (the shia, I think), march down the road or in the square, whipping their backs until they bleed? I think they do it as a sign of devotion or something. Religious people have weird rituals in my opinion.

3/6/06 9:54 pm  
Blogger Delta said...

In which country and channel did you see this documentary on TV? I saw this I guess a year ago roughly and thought it was pretty good. I bought a copy for my younger brother who isn't that politically active. I was hoping that this documentary could sow a seed which would grow in him =)

15/6/06 2:23 pm  
Blogger Delta said...

Ahh, you're an Australian. That helps explain it.

15/6/06 2:29 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

It played on Australian television, though not on a commercial channel understandably. lol

15/6/06 2:44 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Yes, australian.
Damn those free-thinking australians. lol ;)

15/6/06 2:50 pm  

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