Re: exchange between John Frazier and Rick Sobie
...Corporate conscience? No such thing.... but through the watchful eye of organizations such as
GreenPeace... etc, the general public maintains a measure of power over them,...
NOTE: Organizations such as GreenPeace need to have a narrow focus that people can relate to. As an
organization spreads a wider net, more people are likely to disagree with some of its aims.
...you can't trust the conscience of people or groups.... we advocate LAW -as in democratically controlled,
enforced rules that individuals, corporations, and nations alike must adhere to.
NOTE: This is the strength of the United States. It is not democratic. It is a republic. And the checks
and balances of states versus national, congress versus president, etc. make it impossible for one group to
seize absolute majority over all.
....the difficulty of getting the people to care enough to make their voices heard, and the further
difficulty of making the offenders behave themselves.
NOTE: This is a question of ethics and not of law. No amount of laws will make people "care."
....the 'environmental activists'... don't address this ultimate answer to corporate responsibility. Now,
if there were law,... they'd really be able to get things done. Ensure that a particular violation were
covered by law, and that the law was being enforced, and corporations would be required to be responsible
for the environment and human rights.
NOTE: There will always be "one more category" regardless of how many particular violations are enumerated.
Bill Sander closes his messages with:
Instead of fighting a myriad of injustices one by one, we can foster the mindset that tolerates none.
NOTE: How do we foster the mindset? That is the question that needs serious consideration.
Bill is promoting his pledge: A New Millennium Resolution.
Bill Sander wsandtt@...
A New Millennium's Resolution:
"I recognize a vital unity linking me with all humanity and humanity with all life, acknowledging that
where none prevails over another, each may prosper and all may continue."