Wednesday, December 5, 2012

People are not any company's greatest asset

Today, Citigroup announced that it is cutting 11,000 jobs worldwide, about 4 percent of its staff, to save as much as $1.1 billion a year in expenses.
People our not any company's greatest Asset. This is one of the most pernicious lies perpetuated by an inherently sociopathological system. Sociopathological in that it acts like Doris Day to the world, while psychologically battering her children behind closed doors. Sociopathological in that it speaks in terms of relationship, mutual concern, support, aid, teamwork, all the while acting exclusively in terms of control. Stark, infinitely self-absorbed, merciless, my-way-or-the-highway control. Econ101 teaches us that Assets are the opposite Liabilities. When times get tough, we cling to Assets, and cut Liabilities. Yet, employees and workers continue to swallow this "you are our greatest asset" bait, hook, line, and sinker, every day.

We don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this out. Every detective show in history teaches us the same lesson: "People say lots of things, I'm looking at behavior." Without any elaborate philosophizing or story telling, all we have to do is look at how the past 100 years of industrial capitalism has behaved. We have the outcomes, right in front of us. Overwhelming, empirical, even if seemingly inconceivable truths. The homeless children, the displaced, discarded, and demoralized adults doped up on anti-depressants to dampen the desperation that any normal, healthy human being experiences when the red carpet that was rolled out for them is yanked up with glee, sending lives tumbling, while the perpetrators of this sick, sick game ROTFL.

The Mayan calendar does not predict or promise that the Earth itself will cease to exist as of Dec 21, 2012. It does, however, turn out out to make very timely recommendation for the #EndOfTheWorld as we know it and a reboot to a new and virus-free #EarthOS.

Not only are we allowed to speak of alternatives, we must implement them, now. We know how the abundance algorithm works. It's time. Because human beings can be the Earth's greatest asset.