A Washington's Blog post shows that things have not changed much.
Anyway, here is the text of the post two years ago today:
Enron is the offspring of the type of propaganda which we may associate with The Glittering Generality.
Enron, as the epitome of propaganda that infects corporate America from head to toe, did not lie when it said:
Enron Corp. was named today the “Most Innovative Company in America” for the sixth consecutive year by Fortune magazine.(Enron). It collapsed into the black hole of infamy not long after that because it was an economic glittering generality.
Enron had practised the fine art of soft psyops upon its employees, customers, and ultimately the American people.
It had close friends in the highest places in American government, including Bush II and his regime. It was propaganda nirvana.
Enron was even one of those corporations which put the 'oil' into the military oil complex.
We can only hope that Enron's horrible and unfortunate collapse and bankruptcy is only a partial microcosm of America's economic reality today. An economic reality that is now in the dire straights that evaporated Enron from existence.
Let us hope that "as goes Enron so goes America" is false.
Soberly remember all those flowery words which completely and totally fooled Fortune Magazine and every governmental and private watchdog in our midst.
Soberly remember the Enron styled words "our economy is fundamentally sound" which comprised the propaganda statements they flung at us, and remember those who made them.
Why? So that Enron styled propaganda (which destroyed the lives of many Americans who did not see it coming and who had blind faith in all things propaganda) ceases to exist in our land.
“America’s Most Innovative Company” was a sham just like Madoff enterprises, but they were easily able to catapult the propaganda over expert heads.
Enron had friends in high places, the Enthymemes, but has no friends in the 99.9% of America we call the people.
One president who "catapulted the propaganda" canceled a trip to Geneva when a complaint was filed against him.