Historian Dr. Gary Girod tweeted: “If there's an oil crisis & oil companies are making record profits, a healthcare crisis & healthcare companies are making record profits, a financial crisis & finance companies are making record profits, then the companies are the crisis.”
“Good Americans” must not question corporations’ greed, and the power they buy with their wealth.
Corporations are endowed with legal personhood, while human beings are denied access to basic healthcare.
Corporations can write our laws and buy our judges and politicians, to the degree they have become the immortal demi-gods we all must serve.
This indicates the US is an oligarchy, the opposite of a democratic republic. It is a corporatocracy.
No wonder we hardly ever see this word in our corporate media.
Yes, avarice is endemic to the human species, but greed is the number one American "virtue", in its faithful obeisance to the infallible "Free Market God" under the Holy Order of Capitalism.
Western Religions may call greed a sin, but our special American culture will revere and serve mammon over helping the sick and poor.
Nobody cares so much about this obvious cognitive dissonance when the almighty dollar is within grasp. Compassion recedes with growing wealth. The same is true for religious fundamentalism.
Hypocrites ignore the more humane values of their faith. It's true for conservative Muslims and Jews, but even more so with conservative Christians.
The utter absence of "love your neighbor" is almost universally reflected in Trumpist Catholics and the evangelical radical Right. They'd rather donate their money to greedy TV preachers, mega-church millionaires, and even Donald Trump, than see the "unworthy and lazy", aka brown people, get food, shelter and healthcare.
We can't allow all that "free stuff" go to the undeserving poor, can we? Capitalism and the Free Market God frown on that, just as they frown on democracy.
Indifference to human suffering, and even hate, are usually far stronger than love in their hearts.
Obviously corporations have no conscience. This enables the confluence of right-wing evangelical and corporate interests to suppress equality, democracy and a representative republic.
But they do love their money and the political power it buys, almost as much as they love themselves and their self-righteousness.
Bless their hearts.