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    One of my favorite movies.  After watching it many times, I think the Company is a lot more frightening than the Alien.

    On one level, the movie is an effective Sci-Fi horror film, but the subtle back story is profound.  The premise is that at sometime in the future, a massive corporate monopoly runs the world, and serves its own interests.  There is no mention of government or any public good.  The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has no moral or legal problems with throwing away the lives of its employees for a chance at higher profits.  There is no possibility of governmental retribution.

    This is the ultimate dystopian vision.. a transfer of sovereignty from a free, elected government to powerful corporations, who use this sovereignty to consolidate their power and obliterate dissent.  

    This is what the Republican party is doing.  They exist only to transfer power from a government concerned with public good to private corporations.  

    All my criticisms of Obama disappear when I see him running Ads openly attacking Oil Companies.  This is political courage, and may save this country.

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