You go girl!
Rebecca Kneen wrote:
> Whooee! Kick it up, guys!
> Our (larger) society adheres desperately to the concept - enshrined in law
> and finances, and creeping into our morality - that when a group of people
> get together for a commercial purpose, that purpose become its own entity.
> Corporations are independent from those who own them, and the immorality of
> corporate decisions does not reflect on the personal morality of the CEO or
> shareholders. Somehow, we have let our virtual creations take on a life of
> their own - a life which we not only cannot control, but on which we cannot
> even do damage control.
> Interestingly, we are now allowing those same corporations to develop
> technologies we don't understand, with ramifications we cannot even
> conceive of, and dump them into an ecology we know only the tiniest bit
> about. The only real disagreement about the value of GE comes between the
> corporations that produce them and those who see the dangers involved.
> I am not advocating human control over nature, nor the removal of mystery
> in the world. I am saying that we should move slowly, with a great deal of
> philosophical as well as scientific and moral thought, into this astounding
> creature we call the biosphere.
> In every commercial enterprise I have been involved in (successfully, I
> might add), ethics have played a large part in commercial decisions, even
> when those ethics seemed removed from the products we sold. An art supply
> store, with unionized workers (both of us) involved in management
> decisions, buying Fair Trade products and sustainably produced papers...
> Successful because, as people in the community constantly told us, we had
> As far as the "organic purists" and "conformist" labels go, I'll add them
> to my "luddite" label, my "politically-correct ball-busting feminist"
> label, have a non-organic homebrew and laugh with my husband. Sorry guys,
> cheap attacks don't work.
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