Globalization, Multinational Corporations and Trade Liberalization – When big corporations can no longer compete with new innovation, it seems to me they should lose market share, not maintain or increase it through a concerted effort to kill the competition. They should not be allowed to retreat offshore to avoid taxes and reasonable wages to make up for the fact that they are no longer competitive. Fledgling innovators should not have to go out of business because the Walmart next door uses slave labor in foreign countries and has the legislature in its back pocket. Funny how free markets and competition are touted when they benefit the big fellas, when gigantic transnationals want into other countries rich in natural resources or cheap labor, but not so much when massive government subsidies, no bid contracts, and bailouts are concerned. And nevermind the tax credits, sanctions and embargoes that ensure the dominance of select corporate activity. Nevermind the secret meetings that the corporate elite hold to facilitate the entrenching of their business interests into a “globalized” system where nations that won’t play ball and “liberalize” become known as “rogue nations” and protesters are dubbed “anarchists” or even “terrorists”. more . . .
The Council on Foreign Relations – Why does the CFR matter? Because they’re a private organization with private corporate interests. And yet their influence upon the public sphere is immense, and without due accountability and transparency. The conflict of interest here could hardly be more obvious. Yet many – like our new President elect – brush this aside as harmless or insignificant. more . . .
Divide and Conquer – Throughout time, the overclass has achieved crowd control by division of one sort or another. They are accutely aware of our natural tendencies as a societal whole and seek to exploit them. They have mastered the fine art of tearing people apart and creating obstacles to the organizing and unification of the people. They fear popular government. They believe in Plato’s “noble lie“, and advocate Machiavellian deception. Their foreign policy is no different, except for scale. more . . .
The Global Elite, Think Tanks, Industrialists and Philanthropy – Would it really suprise anyone to learn that the real motive behind these so-called “philanthropists” is not philanthropy? That their stranglehold on the education system in the US got so bad that Congress had to investigate it in 1954? Thousands of scientists and scholars from the most prestigious schools in the world have received fellowships and scholarships from “charitable” foundations like Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford for advanced study, and now sing their praises and teach their brand of business, in an ongoing process of social engineering to mold the thinking of the masses into something more in keeping with the demands of the industrial age and the corporate elite. more . . .
The Founding Fathers, Colonial Script, the Federal Reserve and the National Debt – John Maynard Keynes said it well; “There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose.” more . . .