Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:14 AM
TheMastersNemesis (3,670 posts)
Captain Yossarian It's A Catcha 22
Last edited Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:16 AM - Edit history (2)
I think of the movie "Catch 22" when I hear of the shenanigans that go on in our corporations these days. Every time Captain Yossarian comes up with an insurmountable conundrum there is an Italian lady working on the US air base who tells him that "Itsa Catcha 22". You can't win with the modern corporation. They want your all, but they only want a short stay on the job. They demand loyalty while they are ready to stab you in the back. Everything is up for sale.
The CEO's are like Lieutenant Minder Binder always wheeling and dealing. Always trading this for that just to make a buck. And when Yossarian is on a bombing run he opens his parachute only to find a scrip IOU piece of stock in Minder Binder Enterprises. The parachute has been traded for crates of eggs and Yossarian has only a piece of paper. It's a Catcha 22 you never win but you always lose in this new corporate game. The CEO gets a golden parachute and the employees get a pink slip. The only rule is that there are no rules except the ones the CEO's make up and change as they go.
It is like the old argument in the movie where the hapless Yossarian is trying to get out of combat raids. His shrink says, "You claim you are crazy but you can't be crazy because only a sane person would want to get out of dangerous combat missions."
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Captain Yossarian It's A Catcha 22 (Original post)
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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:55 AM
canoeist52 (1,712 posts)
1. Great analogy. I think of that quote often.
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”~John Quincy Adams
Response to FSogol (Reply #2)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:36 AM
Egalitarian Thug (10,691 posts)
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen! ~Samuel Adams