Back in February of 2004 I wrote a piece satirizing our corporate culture.
Five years later, in August of 2009,
I saw a review of Rebecca Solnit’s book "A
Is this another instance of parallel thinking?
My satire went a bit further than Solnit’s analysis,
applying our mutual observation to its ultimate conclusion;
corporations will eventually embrace this oblique perspective.
Partnership with Nature.
Judging from mankind’s overwhelmingly generous responses to natural disasters, it is obvious that catastrophe brings out the best in mankind: i.e. Hurricane Katrina.
Whereas the Bush Administration was a disaster in leadership,
the people of
Since natural disasters bring out the best in all of us we think nature’s on to something
and that’s why we’re philosophically joining together.
Mankind, at its best, needs catastrophes.
Because of the Bush Administration, we have a great future to look forward to.
Mankind will have to be at it’s best, thanks to them, for a long time to come.
Perhaps our recent leadership should be honored instead of vilified
for their contribution to our future disasters.
Therefore, we, the Corporations of America, Wall Street Financiers, and the Banking Industry
now believe that, only if we have a future of ongoing catastrophes,
will mankind be at its best and achieve true nobility.
If Nature can forge disasters and bring out the best in mankind…
so can we.