In HOA-Land (see definition below), the common good stops at the real estate subdivision or condo. Has the Evil Empire with its Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda distorted and redefined the traditional meaning of common good? See CAI’s latest PR propaganda, HOAS in 2020.
Author Robert Reich has this to say about our society and the loss of common good. His view:
Yet the common good seems to have disappeared. The phrase is rarely uttered today, not even by commencement speakers or politicians.
There’s growing evidence of its loss — in CEOs who gouge their customers and loot their corporations; Wall Street bankers who defraud their investors; athletes involved in doping scandals; doctors who do unnecessary procedures to collect fatter fees; and film producers and publicists who choose not to see that a powerful movie mogul they depend on is sexually harassing and abusing women.
We see its loss in politicians who take donations from wealthy donors and corporations and then enact laws their patrons want, or shutter the government when they don’t get the partisan results they seek.
Definition of HOA-LAND: HOA-Land is a collection of fragmented independent principalities within America, known in general as “HOAs,” that are separate local private governments not subject to the constitution, and that collectively constitute a nation within the United States. For more see, Defining HOA-LAND: what it is.
Robert Reich’s new book, “The Common Good,” is out Feb. 20.