Today in Virginia commentator Tavis Smiley held an event known at The State of Black America where a number of black intellectuals discussed the plight of black Americans. I watched some of it live on C-Span and I found some remarks by Cornel West to be interesting. He said that America was a "corporation" before it was a country. What I found interesting was the hatred that Mr. West (and the audience that applauded the remark) seemed to have for corporations. He probably didn't consider how corporations have created things like television and microphones so people like himself could broadcast a message that he considered to be important. When will Capitalism get the thanks it deserves?