More to the point, demonic forces have harnessed corporations, the "corporate person", and the inculcation of a corporate mindset to pull off the trick Satan had been trying to pull off since the beginning of history - the incorporation of everyone and everything in a system that is inherently opposed to God.
When modern people abandoned God in favor of atheism, leftism, and materialism, they abandoned all notions of long-term thinking rooted in reality. Convinced that their experience of "reality" was confined to the boundaries of earthly lifespans, modern people adopted an exclusively short-term, hedonistic, fear/lust-based mode of thinking.
Long-term perspectives and objectives are the foundation of serious Christian thinking. Though serious Christians have short-term objectives and motivations, they understand the necessity of aligning short-term worldly aims with long-term spiritual aims.
Put another way, a serious Christian understands that the proper organization, arrangement, and subordination of short-term, temporal objectives against the backdrop of long-term, eternal objectives is a major task of mortal life. Moreover, that the alignment of the short-term with the long-term provides the framework for essential spiritual learning.
Without this frame of thinking, salvation, damnation, eternity, and heaven become utterly meaningless!
By turning their backs on God, moderns have turned their backs on the essence of spiritual consciousness, particularly the essence of Christian thinking, which in terms of consciousness, was always rooted in long-term rather than short-term thinking.
This mode of thinking inevitably seeped into all human organizations, institutions, and forms of governance, the operations of which also became rooted in short-term, hedonistic, fear/lust-based objectives (think profit-driven companies, society destroying governments, etc.). The purpose of mortal life degenerated from a spiritual orientation toward God and the long-term objectives of heaven and eternity to a worldview dedicated to squeezing all the kicks you could out of life before the meter ran out.
But here's the rub. Forsaking belief in long-term spiritual objectives does not equal the non-existence of long-term spiritual objectives.
Modern people have cast aside a long-term, spiritual mode of thinking. Unfortunately, Satan has not. Preoccupied by purely short-term, worldly aims, modern people have relegated all long-term objectives to the Prince of This World who, in turn, has harnessed and weaponized the power of the corporate person to enslave the world.
The late Roger Scruton, a staunch defender of the concept of the corporate person, noted the following regarding a corparate person's positive ability to maintain and execute long-term objectives in the world (slight editing and bold added):
Let us return in thought, therefore, to the world of thing institutions, and try to discover what the individual lacks in that world. The primary thing that is missing, I believe, is the longterm view.
No obligation endures there-not even the obligations of love and friendship--beyond the lifetime of the individuals who undertake them; nor does any obligation exist towards those who are not present to reciprocate it.
The unborn and the dead are not only disenfranchised: they have lost all claim on the living. Their claims can be acknowledged only if there are persons who endure long enough to enter into personal relation, both with us, the living, and with them.
The true public spirit - the spirit from which civil society and all its benefits derives-requires just such a projection of our duties beyond the grave.
The care for future generations must be entrusted to persons who will exist when they exist: and if there are no such persons surrounding me, how can I have that care, except as a helpless anxiety?
I can enter into no personal obligation that will bind me to past and future souls, nor can you. Only a corporate person can enter such an obligation, and only through corporate persons, therefore, can the relation to the unborn and the dead be made articulate and binding. (Thus when, as in aristocracies, this relation is made articulate through the family, the family ceases to be the bond of present love, and becomes an institution, with a personality distinct from those of its members.)
That this relation to the unborn and the dead is necessary for the fulfilment of the rational agent is something that we should not doubt. For it forms the premise of self-justification.
The individual is justified by the knowledge that he did right by those who survive him, whom he never knew, and who promised him nothing; and equally by those who preceded him and bequeathed to him unknowingly their store of trust. In the broadest sense, then, the corporate person is necessary to the ecology of rational agency, and without it our aims will be as truncated as our lives.
Though I appreciate Scruton's insights regarding the positive potential of corporations and the corporate person, they are marred by the emphasis on this-worldly aims and an utter lack of understanding regarding the nature of spiritual creativity. Nevertheless, Scruton does touch upon something significant - in temporal terms, the corporate person can serve as a vehicle for Good in the long-term (despite the entropy and decay that is an intrinsic part of the world).
What Scruton neglects to emphasize is that it can only do so if it and the people guiding it are resolutely aligned with God and Creation - an alignment in which such long-term objectives are the default setting.
All corporate persons operating today possess long-term objectives, but none of these long-term objectives are aligned with God and Creation, which implies that all corporate persons operating today are directly under the dominion of Satan and are opposed to God and Creation.
Satan has usurped the true public spirit Scruton mentions, the spirit from which civil society and all of its benefits derive. While the people leading, managing, and working for corporations continue to be driven by primarily short-term, worldly aims, the corporations themselves have adopted long-term, negative spiritual aims that are directly opposed to the positive, long-term spiritual aims of Christianity.
More specifically, the corporate person is now steadfastly dedicated to material enslavement, temporal destruction, and soul damnation.
Of course, modern people are oblivious of this. Having lost the ability to think in the spiritual "long-term", they cannot conceive of any force that would work toward long-term spiritual objectives, be these objectives Good or evil.