Listen up, Silicon Valley: The Bad Guys Lose
Crime does not pay. Why the Silicon Valley will not continue to rule if there are not major Ethics reforms by their business community
Its been about 10 years, for the Silicon Valley. Ten years in which a business culture has fully developed there which has sheltered so much harm, brutality, criminality, violations of privacy and inhuman profit vehicles. Yes, they had a wild ride to the very top, the control of the media alone is impressive. That which in normal circumstances would have caused immediate reaction of the public Conscience, have been all-too-effectively silenced by censorship, shared revenues, cronyism.
The extent of the wrong which has happened though, carries within it the seeds of what will be the end of this wild ride for the Silicon Valley. You cannot cover up crime forever. The many, many lives harmed, the gasoline poured on bigotries and hatreds, the total absence of respect for communities, for human life, for America, for the entire World, this will come back to them.
They are completely reliant on deception, reliant on censorship, reliant on cronyism. This, ultimately, is a weak, impermanent foundation. You do not perform atrocities, skirt the law, display gross indifference to human life, forever.
The bad guys do not win, as monster Chris Tolles puts forth in this post:
The bad guys lose! The empathetic instinct is stronger than Greed. There are codes of conduct in a civilization which are there for a reason: to sustain the human race, to make a functioning World, functioning businesses also.
Indifference is not acceptable.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. — John Stuart Mill
I do not believe that the SV is full of bad people. I have seen clearly that there is perhaps more urgency there, to feel like they are doing good for the World. Its not enough though, to crave this honor, its very, very important for the good people there Act.
The Liberty of the Individual must be thus far limited; they must not make themselves a nuisance to other people. — John Stuart Mill
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent Harm to others. — John Stuart Mill
Clean up your act, Silicon Valley! Have the guts to do what is needed there. This is for the benefit of the entire World, the SV as well.
All anything takes, are enough people saying Enough.