The Corporatocracy

April 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Something is happening here, But you don’t know what it is,
Do you Mister Jones?
– Bob Dylan

One of the key traits we as humans pose is the ability to observe our environment and describe what we see around us, whether it is in that exact moment of time in which it is being viewed: “My dog just wagged his tail”, or something we can watch happen over time: “This glacier has moved just a few centimeters since last month.” We seem to have a fairly good eye on what’s going on and with the help of this and many other different abilities we posses, we have managed to climb to the top of the predatorial food chain, on this planet anyway.

You may think that this is quite an achievement and that we now have less to be wary of because of this, and you may also think that our right to choose our own Governments and create our own laws is an achievement of thought, you may think that the Capitalist system works and that these are the very ideals that keep us safe in our beds at night and free from foreign terrors.

If you are such a person I would recommend you to take a seat and strap in because what you are about to read may not quite sink in first time… Only when applied in large plain print in black and white in a 3 word dose does it eventually make its way inside the conscious mind, let’s try…

YOU ARE WRONG.

Anything? Feelings of confusion or doubt? One more time?

YOU COULD NOT BE MORE WRONG.

That stung didn’t it, I can tell but don’t worry, I come in peace, I don’t want to hurt you. These are just realities. They can take time to sink in, I understand.

I do not mean to sound condescending, by they way, but I do feel that a certain level of naivety is required to believe in such scenarios. I am also always cynical and dubious of any kind of authority that claims power over me on an individual level. I.E. the ability of “the law” to sentence upon my persons periods of imprisonment/punishment. This is my own personal bias and the reason for this article, without this nagging curiosity in my head I would not understand (or even want to) the subtle ways in which we are all being taken advantage of by the very people we ourselves put into a position of authority.

Axel Springer Acquires Majority Stake In ProSiebenSat.1

I will also stress here that this is not a small isolated issue burdened upon one state or country, this is a GLOBAL issue. Politicians and Corporations and “Fat Cats” across the planet are consciously and savagely destroying the people and the planet they claim to aid and the lengths these people will go to in order to sustain and increase their own personal gain knows no bounds. This is Capitalism at its finest folks so drop out, tune in and don’t you dare hang up, we’re in for a hell of a century.

If we look at the history of the “Fat Cat” we find that the most dominant feature found throughout time in the species is its insatiable lust for power or wealth, the twelve senators that were among the group of assassins that took out Caesar surely did so to line their own pockets and replace his ideologies with their own. They and many others throughout history have tried to forcibly and violently shift cultures and people alike to see in the same way that they do.

Some attribute the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, who if we remember correctly were the only two presidents in the history of the United States to try to dissolve the IMF, to a so-called “Illuminati”, a group of evil CEOs and high status individuals whose sole purpose is to take over the world and ensure the transition to a totalitarian one world government. Could these outlandish conspiracy theories have any hint of truth to them? Or are these conspiracy theorists just seeing what they want to see? If that were the case then how come I can see them too? Maybe the actions are there but the wrong culprits are being blamed?
The term “Fat Cat” was first used in the 1920s to describe rich American political donors and has since grown to encompass all those of perhaps “undeserved” or “dishonest” wealth and power.
Consider the following:

In the 2008 Democratic race, a group of wealthy backers of Senator Hillary Clinton wrote to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, warning her they might withdraw financial support for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee if Pelosi did not change her position on whether the party’s super delegates “should support the party’s pledged delegate leader”. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the signers included donors such as Haim Saban and Robert L. Johnson, and had given the party nearly $24 million since 2000. In response, the grassroots liberal political action committee MoveOn called the move “the worst kind of insider politics – billionaires bullying our elected leaders into ignoring the will of the voters,”

A quick background check tells you that Haim Saban, mastermind behind The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and all their variants, is worth around about 3.1 billion dollars. Robert L. Johnson, who is in short a media baron, is worth 550 million.
But we all ready knew rich people liked to play around in politics didn’t we? Of course we did, I never doubted us for a second.

So now let’s have a look at what these people do once they’ve reached the power and the wealth side of things.

Sometimes they run for president.

george

The forty-first president of the United States was a man named George Walker Bush Jnr, a man who simultaneously made Forrest Gump look like Stephen Hawking and what Richard Nixon did during the Watergate scandal look like a simple fart caught on camera. The man who seventy-one percent of Europeans saw as the leading threat to global peace and whose presidency was the most secretive and unaccounted for in the history of the country. The same man whose biggest lifetime campaign contributor presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).The same man who presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in the history of the world. All of this from a guy who started out in the Texas Air National Guard. He also invaded and indefinitely occupied two foreign nations on false claims on the possession of weapons of mass destruction. Our pal George left the white house in 2009 and now owns a place in Dallas.

“The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitation services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us.”
John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

It is no secret the gap between rich and poor is growing. All over the world class systems are merging into two groups, those that have and those that don’t. When you consider the above statement I find it sickening that in the times we live in all it would take is a little consideration and selflessness for EVERYBODY to be better off. Is that so hard? It’s not like we’re trying to invent new technological wonders here?

A lot of people would again turn the blame onto the so-called Illuminati when faced with this argument but I personally believe it stems with a far deeper concern than that of so-called megalomaniac corporate white collars. I think the problem is that we as a species NEED someone else to blame to justify our own stance on whatever the issue at hand is. There are also people out there whose job it is to confuse and distract you and in a way control your habits. One advert alone can wield no power over you but when they occupy thirty-one percent of all screen time of prime time television they can shift entire societies towards becoming more consumerist and materialistic. The problem is Us and until we really can learn to think for ourselves and make rational decisions towards learning how to co-exist as a species in peace and harmony not just with ourselves but with the planet we live on and the universe around us then I don’t think we stand much of a chance at all.

The aliens in The Day the Earth Stood Still were right; We know what will happen if we don’t change, we just can’t seem to get the ball rolling.

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