I use the beast in reference to the conglomerate quasi-religious Corporation. It is a separate and distinct creature from any of the people (including the Governing Body). The Corporation is rabid and needs to be put down. And yes, I mean that figuratively.
I will add you to the PM list once we are ready to roll on the three-year plan.
Danny, your quote is dead on target. This corporation runs on money, that is its life's blood. We need to open up "bleeding" wounds in its bloated body.