Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Earth Science News .




ABOUT US
Outside View: Give us a little credit
by Morgan Strong
Brick, N.J. (UPI) Oct 18, 2012


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

We are all born tainted, or so most religions claim. There are a number of rituals to cleanse us so that we may enter humanity's diversity unmarked by sin. There are vanities believed in a variety of religions to affect the diminution of our corporal contamination.

They are for the most part voodoo, cures to regain our innocence which was, by some mysterious antagonist, contaminated in the placenta, indeed somehow floating within the amniotic fluid that we float in and the umbilical from which we are sustained. There is a charge for this resumption of purity, by the way. A tithe owed the religion of which our parents are supplicants so that we might regain our innocence.

The very idea that we are somehow tainted in the womb is appalling. Once thought safe and serene it is now discovered to be Babylon extant. Perhaps mommy was naughty and since we are attached to mommy and dependent entirely on her passage of nutrients, anytime mommy steps off the narrow path of righteousness we suffer that offense more profoundly than naughty mommy ever realized.

There is another thing far more certain than mere superstition that awaits the newborn. There is a Social Security number and a credit rating. Beginning with our squalling breech of the womb, we are marked by this obscenity. This marking, indelible yet unseen, our credit score, will continue throughout our lives and in effect compel us to make the choice of the path we are to follow.

Think of it. A strapping, grand organization, run by fallible, men and women, deciding our fate, godlike in their power. They, the credit rating companies, there are only three of any consequence, define us, decide how we are to be placed in our societies tiers, compel us to live according to their perfidious demands.

We may be told time and again we live in a free society but we clearly do not. There is no exaggeration in the claim that they now determine the course of our lives. Intruding into every aspect, every nook and cranny, of our passage from the womb to the grave.

All of this vile intrusion is done secretly but condoned by the corporate and political structure of our society, making us all no more than marketing fools. A sort of implied existence not quite substantive, we are believed to be permitted to live as we choose, sometimes our choices, given any number of effecting circumstance, prove to enrage the credit Monmouths that monitor our behavior.

Given the spontaneity, and often time's irrational nature of humankind, we are most of us likely to deviate from the narrow constrants, through whim or folly. Well beyond the boundary the credit reporting companies will tolerate. Allowed this we are all forever doomed. We live in the United States in an economy, a most elemental state, in which virtually all we possess is based on extended credit for the most necessary possessions.

That means a house, a car, any accouterment we desire. We are induced, and then seduced into a make believe world of material objects. Some quite necessary to possess, others of questionable utility. Through this all we are closely observed. Like the Gestapo or the KGB, they lurk in the shadow, calculating our worth as human beings, and affix a number which while arbitrary is of great consequence to our natural state of being.

In our society these unholy creations would seem to be prohibited by the number of constitutional provisions that allow us to be free of such an insidious creation as the credit reporting companies. They are anathema to all, uncontrolled and free to exalt, or condemn each of us by defining us only to worth as they assess our worth, with their muddled tampering.

How can this be so, how can a group of men and women unknown to us, define our worth, or capacity, our value? A most irresponsible political failure allows them to exist. There is no longer simple trust in our society. Trust and honesty is now defined by not by our actions alone, but how these companies tolerate our existence.

Somewhere, somehow a legislative body will condemn these companies for the harm and injury they do, and the illegal intrusions they make into our lives. We should not have to live under the thumb of these most vile creatures.

(Morgan Strong is a former professor of Middle Eastern History, and was a consultant to CBS News "60 Minutes" on the Middle East.)

(United Press International's "Outside View" commentaries are written by outside contributors who specialize in a variety of important issues. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of United Press International. In the interests of creating an open forum, original submissions are invited.)

.


Related Links
All About Human Beings and How We Got To Be Here






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





ABOUT US
The evolutionary origins of our pretty smile
Bristol UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2012
It takes both teeth and jaws to make a pretty smile, but the evolutionary origins of these parts of our anatomy have only just been discovered, thanks to a particle accelerator and a long dead fish. All living jawed vertebrates (animals with backbones, such as humans) have teeth, but it has long been thought that the first jawed vertebrates lacked pearly gnashers, instead capturing prey wi ... read more


ABOUT US
Tiny travelers from deep space could assist in healing Fukushima's nuclear scar

Climate change helps drive N. America disasters: re-insurer

French broadcaster apologises to Japan over Fukushima gag

Planning can cut costs of disasters: World Bank

ABOUT US
Mapping The Universe In 3-D

Physicists crack another piece of the glass puzzle

Worldwide smartphone users top 1 bn: report

New paper reveals fundamental chemistry of plasma/liquid interactions

ABOUT US
LSU research team shows negative impact of nutrients on coastal ecosystems

Why Are Coastal Salt Marshes Falling Apart?

Mathematics and the Ocean: Movement, Mixing and Climate Modeling

Coral reefs and food security: Study shows nations at risk

ABOUT US
Ice sheet retreat controlled by the landscape

1 by land and 1 by sea

NASA's Operation IceBridge Resumes Flights Over Antarctica

Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Maximum Extent

ABOUT US
U of M scientist contributes to mapping of barley genome

Green leaf volatiles increase plant fitness via biocontrol

Viral alliances overcoming plant defenses

Pollenizer Research Should Help Seedless Watermelon Farmers

ABOUT US
Could a Hurricane Ever Strike Southern California?

Study advances understanding of volcanic eruptions

Pakistan floods kill 455, affect five million

Tropical cyclones are occurring more frequently than before

ABOUT US
Life expectancy shoots up to 60 in SAfrica: study

Africa faces spike in older people living with HIV

Liberia,ICoast to hold joint manoeuvres on border by end of year

Liberian president in Ivory Coast to discuss border security

ABOUT US
Novel chewing gum formulation helps prevent motion sickness

Discovery of two opposite ways humans voluntarily forget unwanted memories

The evolutionary origins of our pretty smile

Outside View: Give us a little credit




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement