Response to Nic Smith’s “Why we can’t wait for the man“
There is an epidemic in the United States of America. It is not the black plague, or the chicken pox, but it is similar in severity. The growing problem afflicting our great American nation is apathy.
It is an entirely self-created problem. The citizens of the once-great United States have become incredibly lazy. They don’t see the need to make their own decisions, and so push them onto others with more authority to represent them. With the economic and political advancements of today, they are in luck. A small group of people are looking out for the best interests of the country: They are the Corporations, affectionately known as “The Man.” These corporations collaborate with one another to answer the difficult questions, so the American people don’t have to. With their collective efforts, they are performing the greatest service to the greatest country.
One of the most recent questions among our content society is why should the United States be the only ones reaping the benefits of a corporation-controlled system? Fortunately, the influence of “The Man” is spreading. By electing their choice of candidates and ultimately controlling the campaigns that present a clear decision to voters, wealthy corporations are able to affect government policy and international relations.
The greatest asset that the system creates is the lack of individuality. After all, being unique can be quite tiring. The United States needs revitalized citizens that are willing and eager to join the work force, assisting the great companies that run their homeland. “The Man” does the heavy lifting, so the American people can sit back and watch the advertisements and programs directing them how to live a fulfilling life.
The sickness of apathy is propagating at an alarming rate within the borders of this country. Luckily, corporations now have the same legal standing as people and are able to advise, command, and mandate, just as people are allowed to do. It is their long-standing reputation to act solely for the greater good, and it is with that intention that they make our constitutional rights irrelevant. Who needs them, anyways? “The Man” is worth waiting for. It is confidence that Americans are reminded to accept their predestined outcomes within their free country because they understand one irrefutable fact: Corporations are people, too!
By Lauren Poll