All Kneel For Mega-sports
If you live near a big, advanced, U.S. city you may feel pride for the number of stadiums “you" have in your city. They provide a great place to get together and demonstrate common cause. One can stand in awe of the stadium that the municipal treasury subsidized for a megacorporation. We keep mega-corps close with our fidelity to them. They return our loyalty by only threatening to move to another city when the tax breaks might abate. It is great to make pilgrimage to the 250 acres of urban property, and celebrate the extermination of the economic potential of the hallowed mega-sport spaces.
One can picture a flyover of U.S. cities and see ¼ square mile craters where mega-sports corporations have blown $1,000,000,000 economic dead zones into existence. Mega-corps owe a sop to the bent culture that gives them tax dollars and fealty, and more money for merchandise that exclaims their fealty. Oh, how about playing the theme song for the weak dick, bent, venal government that sells economic potential for the occasional ballet in the crater. Now picture sitting in those craters to watch a mega-corp show, and giving one billionth of a shit what the corporate employees do when mega-corp ingraciously plays that national anthem.
I have snapped to attention and held a salute at 17:00 retreat, when the National Anthem is played, over one thousand times, on a dozen bases, around the world. That mattered. At any corporate shareholder meeting, or other song and dance, the National Anthem is NOT appropriate. If the corporate shysters feel compelled to co-opt and play the National Anthem, they are wrong! To give a shit of how the employees and share-holders respond is just wrong compounded.