Everything you posted actually supported my point of view.
You're fatalistic, and to some extent yuu're an opportunist.
Everything you say is: Things are what they are, so let's make money out of it and don't care about anything else. Which means: Not my point of view is what actually ruins democracy - yours is.
Supporting corporates that support dictator means indirect support for the bad guys. You want to change something? Don't give your money to those who make good deals with the baddies. Sounds too simple? IT'S THAT SIMPLE! Vote with your wallet. It's been written here very often, when it comes to game publishers who don't care about their customers. Just do the same with companies who work with/for those who give a damn about freedom, liberty, democracy. You'll see - it works! That's democracy - if the people take their money from companies supporting the baddies ind roves, those companies will change their politics. It's the customers, that can change coroporate greed. It's you. It's me. Don't look for politicians or the suits in the companies - it's all about us, not them.
And your fatalistic approach to the world we live in is what leads to wars. To the end of all reason. You support those who make deals and agreements with dictators (Saddam Hussein e.g. - the Bushs did this, as you wrote), and this way one day you'll have to bomb Saddam & Co. "out of business". Lots of people gonna die on both sides.
Isolate them. Don't allow them to invest into your companies. Don't make deals with them. Financially starve them. And then, find a way to support the people who live under dictators. Don't bomb their homes - give them access to free information, Coca Cola, give them an uncensored "The Dark Knight" in cinemas, show them, what could be possible without the dictator(s). And this will pave the way to a change. The only "change you can believe in". ;)Google is the complete difference: they actively help e.g. China with censorship in their country. Boo! for this.
And you should know that the fate of THE global player nowadays (which is China, not the US, not Europe, not Russia) DOES have a significant influence on you (personally). China has the biggest influence on world economy and ecology nowadays - saying that you don't care about and don't believe this is, sorry for putting it this way, ignorant, and a bit naive. (See, I could write all of this without using "moronic", etc.
I must have been right on target to make you use insults instead of arguments.)
Democracy dies if everybody stands aside, shrugs shoulders and says "Go help yourself. None of my business."This comment was edited on Sep 18, 02:17.