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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:14 AM

Captain Yossarian It's A Catcha 22

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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TheMastersNemesis Apr 2012 OP
canoeist52 Apr 2012 #1
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Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #4
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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:55 AM

1. Great analogy. I think of that quote often.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:04 AM

2. The movie? Read the book. You won't be sorry. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:36 AM

4. +1.

 

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:13 AM

3. Of course Minder Binder was played by Jon Voight

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