Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
Corporations are the American Royalty. They rule their kingdoms according to their whims and answer to nobody. If you have a problem with them, well, good luck. You would have no more luck arguing with a king.
This is a rant. Can you tell? Let me explain. My internet is down. We had a great connection which we established years ago when we were going to put in a T1 line. (That’s a high speed connection.) We eventually settled on a 6MB connection and all was well.
However, when more people started to get internet connections in our neighborhood, rather than run new lines, AT&T saved themselves some time and money by simply robbing from our line. They did this a little bit at a time, gradually eroding our service until they finally crashed our internet service. Now we have had to downgrade to 3MB service because the connection has been degraded so much. And we have to pay the same amount. All because AT&T knew that they could get away with it. And they were right.
This is an attitude normally reserved for medieval royalty. They stole from us, robbed us, and there will be no consequences. It’s not even worth complaining about. They are so powerful that this is inconsequential for them. And who is them?
It is an unaccountable faceless bureaucracy. No one is there that can be accused of theft. The courts don’t recognize corporate crime in that way. There will be no redress for this crime because it is too much trouble for what we could gain, assuming that we could get past the faceless customer service to even complain to someone who could potentially do something about it.
We may be without internet for up to a month because of this. I am furious at being jerked around by this and enraged at my helplessness in the face of it. We have been robbed and something of value has been taken from us just as surely as if someone had broken into our home. My business and my wife’s depend on this. We need to be able to research, get our email and other tasks that require a connection. We can’t do the simple things like pull up a website and print it out. I have to drag a laptop with me and get a connection somewhere else.
This is way off topic from psychic stuff, I know, but I had been working on a more appropriate post and this just derailed it. I have a hard time concentrating when I’m this angry.
The large corporations may not have subjects and may not own large pieces of land, but they have their own kingdoms all the same and they behave in much the same way as the royalty of ages past.