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Purple Patch


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  • 1 week
    So...I've Been Looking Up The New Mulan 'Remake'

    I'm not sure I can really consider it a 'remake'. It's really more just a different adaptation. It is tied to the original Mulan Disney made and I have talked about them banking their new projects on the hype of the old ones but, honestly...I'm happy they're trying something new.
    Is it any good?

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  • 2 weeks
    What Is The Worst Year In History?

    Because I've been doing some research and, according to the scientists, they've found what was, in essence, the worst year for humans to be alive.
    And, contrary to what you might see on Social Media...It's nowhere recent.
    In fact, it puts our problems into perspective. 2020's got nothing on it so far.

    Are you ready?
    536 AD

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  • 3 weeks
    Words For Today

    "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward."
    ~ Lao Tzu

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  • 4 weeks
    I Finally Found A Film I Hate (Part 4)

    It's about time I came back to this.
    Sorry, things get a bit hectic with one thing or another. I shouldn’t have to tell anyone that but I don’t even have a social life even without lockdown so I don’t have an excuse.

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  • 10 weeks
    A Neutral Socio-Economic Theory

    So, after my recent anti-anti-corporate post, I've done some thinking.
    I've been working at a supermarket for just over half-a-year now and I've been working through lockdown. And I've been on this site recently and seen this anti-corporate craze and am not impressed by it.
    But I have a theory.

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Anti-Anti-Corporate · 5:16pm July 1st

Okay. I'm really starting to hate this whole 'Anti-Corporate' sentiment of today. I'm not pro-corporate, I'm fairly neutral on that ground. But I think it's incredibly self-defeating. Almost every anti-corporate comment I've found on various media sites point towards only one thing- Rage.
It's rage against a system that doesn't exist.
Most problems in corporations are rarely ever solely down to greed or hatred.
Because these are people behind these corporations and sometimes, often even, people just panic. People just make mistakes. People can just be careless when they have many responsibilities that pull them in so many different directions, everything to do and no time to do it; With the highest echelons come the highest pressure.
Of course, that isn't always the case but it's rarer than you think and doesn't often go unnoticed.
Genuine incompetence or abrasiveness often has very swift and severe consequences. Look at Ike Perlmutter. Look at Michael Eisner. Look at companies that flop and are bought out. For gods' sake, mistakes go on people's records. For all to see. For eternity.

But to these anti-corporate speakers, they seem to be under the impression that these multi-million dollar companies who literally have millions of people working for them all with different responsibilities and experiences...are out to get them.
And they speak of selfishness. At least with the corporations, there's more than one person behind it.
That's what I despise about their outlook. It's static, it's bitter, it's arrogant and ultimately incredibly self-defeating. In fact, they do a better job of resembling the worst factors in the corporations they speak of than the corporations themselves.

I've said this before and I'm having to get stern.
If you are unhappy with how these companies are acting, get involved in a way that actually leads somewhere.
Lately, I've become involved in community activism in various fields and not only is there a sense of belonging and empowerment but actual achievement and improvement in what goes on.
If that's not what's called for, well...sorry to sound apologist but maybe it's not such a problem as you imagine.
Talk it out. See both sides of the argument. Get an idea of how something goes wrong and what's been done. See if everyone else is aware. Not in agreement but just aware. And be sensible and reasonable when your point across.
Don't just choose resentment. Don't rant and rave and definitely don't advocate violence.
If you talk about how much you want to burn down warehouses or lynch executives from lamp-posts (Which I have actually seen from some people on this site, not to mention any names) then you deserve to be treated with exactly no credibility whatsoever.
Anarchy is a recognised philosophy but that's not anarchy. That's just chaos-mongering. And that never makes anything better.
That's the adult-equivalent of a child throwing a tantrum. A pathetic attempt to both gain violent satisfaction and aggressive attention.
You could gain satisfaction and attention in a way that would help corporations get better at what they're supposed to do.
And if you would rather they suffer than everyone benefit, frankly that says a whole lot more about you than it does about them.
If you can't make the effort to be the better man, you're no better than your enemy.
Rule of life.

Myself, I do feel as though corporations could and should let go or ease up various parts of various properties and media, not just for our benefit but for theirs. Too much reach can come at a cost to flexibility which can actually damage a company.
Like an ice puddle, the larger it is, often the less it takes to crack.
And sometimes it takes a while for clear decisions to be reached with so many people involved, particularly when someone's yelling in their ear.
After the lockdown, things could actually find themselves easing up a bit as companies try to catch up with what they may have lost or find new markets.
I want both parties to reach a good conclusion.
I'm not out for revenge for I've nothing to seek vengeance for.
Sometimes things just go wrong and it's up to everyone to put things back together.

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Comments ( 7 )

Wise words once again. Better watch out you don't find yourself in a mayor's office or something.

My teacher and such always said, the way I talk, I could be a Politician

I doubt I have that aptitude.
I'm always fond of saying "I'm neither smart enough to make it in politics nor stupid enough to want to."
I know that sounds hypocritical but these days you can change the world quicker with the internet than you can with 'The big chair'.
I'm not out to be a leader, more of a mediator.

Of course, was just playing a joke, mate

Nicely said. I think that people, sadly, forget that there are, um, other people, at these corporations, and just want something to rage at. Or basically make the mistake of assuming *everyone* involved is all guilty or complicit and so reduces the matter to a boilerplate "with us or against us" tautology.

Good! Though, on that note, better watch out Patch won't make a speech that others find "motivating and make him land in a political position,

How did I get here?

I'm surprised by how much I agreed with this. I wasn't expecting to disagree, but some parts you said were pretty much the same as I had been thinking.

I hear lots of people saying "Corporations are not your friend." and "Corporations just want your money." while this is true, that's what business is, and just because they're not our "friend" doesn't mean they are our enemy either.

I think a lot of people have seen a few big failures recently from corporations, and a large disassociation/dismissal with the customers, which has spiked such a negative opinion of corporations in response.

But I don't think it's fair to assume all corporations are bad. it's also important to remember that while corporations are not people, people do work for them, they shouldn't have to be treated like they don't care, or as bad people just for trying to make a living.

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