What? Where did that come from?
History is harmonizing again. As power concentrates into fewer and fewer hands Lord Acton’s rule reveals itself:
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority*. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.
If you ever wondered what drove Marx crazy enough to invent that phony religion- communism- it was watching early industrialists chain children to their looms to keep them on their 12 hour shifts. But you don’t need to go to England to find power flexing it’s muscle.
It’s possible to see that all around us. Maybe not as brutal but it is overpowering. Go back a few years and you see the 50 year saga while citizen’s watched tobacco weaken and kill people and enrich tobacco investors and Medical and Political leadership stood by “unable to help” .
Locally corporations have set their sites on schools. Are Corporations going to spend stockholder money to create critical thinking creative citizens? Not likely.
We don’t need corporations deciding what kids need to learn in school or how long to work at their updated looms. Corporations are profit seeking enterprises, they could not possibly create ways to train citizens of tomorrow. It is not their purpose, or their goal.
Corporations can only serve stockholders. If they care about schools let them step out of their loopholes and pay their taxes.
- * the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority