From AJC columnist Jay Bookman’s blog, April 2, 2015: http://jaybookman.blog.ajc.com/2015/04/02/events-in-indiana-georgia-prove-the-world-has-changed/
My ideas were, also, presented on AJC columnist Jim Galloway’s blog, April 2, 2015, at the following link:
Figmo, you are misunderstanding from my way of thinking. This corporate swaying of the legislators in Indiana and Georgia is telling us, as a nation, that the will of the people (greater consciousness toward equality for gay rights) CAN sway even the decisions of high-powered corporations and their CEOs. These profit-based corporations do not want to go against the MAJORITY will of the people because they do not want the people to turn against them and, more on target perhaps, they are shrewd and perhaps even wise enough to know that the will of the people will determine the economic growth eventually.
This is what I think is the larger outcome of this issue. I had thought that corporations might control the people’s voice, but now I see that it is the opposite because corporations want profit and money, and the will of the people is stronger for justice and equality than money and profit in America. Jefferson lives!
Although I don’t agree with your conclusion, this is very well put:
“These profit-based corporations do not want to go against the majority will of the people because they do not want the people to turn against them and they are shrewd and perhaps even wise enough to know that the will of the people will determine the economic growth eventually.”
If Walmart and Target both told the people to stick it, where would they shop? If the majority of people were convinced that God was sending a great flood, they would stock life rafts to the ceiling. the will of the people appeased and the buck goes in the till, everyone’s happy…(?)
We are talking about the will of the people through evolving consciousness over time to a world controlled by this greater egalitarian consciousness, not controlled by the personal profit of billionaires. Jefferson vs. Hamilton in what is best for America in the long-term. Jefferson wins every time because his ideas are the heart of America. Hamilton’s free market contributions were very much needed economically for our nation’s success, but Jefferson, with his egalitarian soul, rules supreme. This is not simply a victory for Jefferson; it is a victory for our world’s soul.