The term ‘psychosis’ is used to describe a mental disorder in people; generally defined by Stedman’s Medical Dictionary as – ‘a mental disorder causing gross distortion or disorganization of a person’s mental capacity, affective response, and capacity to recognize reality, communicate, and relate to others to the degree of interfering with his capacity to cope with the ordinary demands of everyday life.‘
So if a person’s mental health is subjected to this ‘psychosis’ criteria why not corporations? Here is an argument that (esp. large mega-size) ‘Corporations’ have been getting by with operating under a very ‘psychotic’ state which deserves more consideration. Corporations exhibit their brand of psychosis; ‘corporate psychosis’ which is a danger to humanity our freedoms and liberties.
Many large corporations operate under rules that induce behaviors that are reflective of human psychosis. Since in the opinion of the Supreme Court, corporations are humans and are entitled to 1st Amendment rights, it is therefore reasonable to apply the rules of psychology to corporations as we would to individuals. Why not?
Corporations are made up of people whose mental status is measured by these definitions, so how then do people acting together in a ‘business’ agreement escape the reality of these definitions? It’s time to remove the smokescreen of (government and) large corporations exempting themselves from individual responsibilities, morals and mental health profile, while at the same time claiming ‘human’ status only when it’s convenient (i.e. political campaign contribution limitations, etc). This attempt to sidestep responsibility and mental health is in itself a manifestation of a ‘corporate psychosis’ which addresses the mental status of the (corporate) person.
Taking a Closer Look
Endorsing the idea that by getting enough people together in a business agreement, both makes you a human entity and conveniently allows you to circumvent behavioral and cognitive standards, is a (corporate) state of mind that is very fictional and dangerously disconnected from reality.
We should then ask ourselves; if the ‘corporate’ individual persons agree on a delusion, is the delusion no longer a delusion because they have a business agreement that binds them together for a common cause?
If enough (corporate) people agree that abusing the poor is not wrong, or acting as mercenaries is not unethical, does that exonerate the perpetrators? Reflecting back on the definition of ‘psychosis’ one important criteria is the ability to recognize reality; many mega-corporations fail to recognize the reality that surrounds them and instead act selfishly often upholding rules that are entirely unethical, unconstitutional, unfair to the individual, without sound human logic and without good reason.
Without creating a long list of examples, suffice to say it is clear that we have all become psychotic to some degree if we believe that corporations are not only people, but that at the same time private corporations can operate above the law and subvert the very basic fundamentals of respect for human life, human dignity and the observance of respect for nature.
Are you a victim of corporate psychosis? It is all around us today and the time is now to tear down the psychological safety wall we have allowed the mega-corporations to build in our minds.
Corporations are run by people and none of the parties involved in corporate-implemented psychosis are exempt from individual responsibility. The time for accountability is now; and one way to begin this cleansing is by addressing and exposing all forms of criminal and psychotic behavior whether at the individual, corporate or government level.
Since the Supreme Court has declared that corporations are people, then we need to take these patients into the psych ward for a full evaluation before they can be discharged back into the public.
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**This article was featured at Activist Post.**