Saturday, December 22, 2012

Comprehending the Corporatocracy

For much of my adult life, since I really started to become aware of the world and my existence, I have felt things were, how do you say it... 'Off'.

My interest in all things political began in high school when I ran for Vice Presidency of the Student Council (and won by the way), but it wasn't until I took an interest into philosophy, sociology, history, activism and even the conspiracy culture, that I began to truly shape my current world views. My own evolution to this point has come from many different angles; via books and articles presented from a variety of perspectives, through documentaries diving into deep and sometimes disturbing topics, and even have been inspired by the actions of many socially and culturally significant figures throughout history. It's difficult to really explain the path to my own self enlightenment, but I can say that the one important thing I learned since my Grade 11 dive into high school politics, is that politics is only one aspect of much greater picture. Democracy is too for that matter.

Throughout my learning years (outside of any school that is), I spent a lot of time searching for answers. I would spend many hours or days, weeks even at times, on one particular topic just to find some final sense in it. Constant questions persisted as I, head first, dove down many a 'rabbit hole' to search for meaning in war, death, history, economics, religion, sexuality, social institutions, democracy, communism, consumerism, in anything I could find to wrap my head around those 'Off' feelings I always had. It wasn't until I researched the term 'Corporatocracy' that everything truly clicked for me.

For those who aren't familiar, this term is one which much smarter people than I have used to describe the current economic and political world system. It is defined as 'a system of government in which a corporation, group of corporations or entities run by corporations control the direction and governance of a country, either directly or indirectly.' After all the information I've absorbed over the years, this one little term helped shed a vast amount of light on what was 'Off' for me. Every problem I could think of, things I couldn't understand or explain in this world, was all tied to the Corporatocracy, to corporate interests:

Healthcare is dominated by Big Pharma and their interests, pushing medication for profit on the public and with government help via regulations...

Environmental laws are destroyed and disasters perpetuated by corporate interests, who are only focused on the bottom line and not at all concerned with healthy ecosystems...

Exploitation of labour in third world countries are secured by corporations to extend profits in places without labour laws, and are accepted by first world Governments...

Simple Government lobbying is completely about corporate interests...

Imperialism is a grab of resources by multinational corporations...

War itself is perpetuated by the military industrial complex throughout a multitude of countries, and all for profit...

And lets not forget the bailouts, the freakin' debt increasing bailouts; the Government spending to prop up massive corporations who all operated badly or criminally in most cases. The entire world financial system for that matter, is in fact backed and controlled by private corporations, which is arguably the main source of pain the world consistently feels...

I could go on and on, building upon each of these points and many more to a disturbing level of clarity, but I won't. The purpose of me taking the time to bring this up is to force it to forefront in effort to provide some background in my beliefs, and where I may be headed with things here. As I mentioned in previous posts, there has always been a debate on Capitalist vs Socialist societies, with the Socialist folk always blaming the current issues we face on Capitalism. While there is some truth in that, there is a side that we aren't looking at, as it's not directly Capitalism in the rawest sense to blame here. The problems we all face today are due to how we've allowed corporate entities to manipulate Capitalism for their own benefit, using banks to control monetary systems and forcing Governments to allow it all to happen. This system of shadow corporate governance has ramped up massively over the years to effectively hijack most every form of Government in the world. This is the side we must set our sights on.

With this realization firmly set in my mind, it will be my argument that it is not Capitalism that we need to eliminate from our lives. It is the Corporatocracy. It is the corporations, with their corporate personhood and everything else giving them power over people. It is those entities which wield far too much power and exist above the law in most every case, that we need to focus on. The marriage of political fate and corporate endeavours has been absolutely disastrous to the entire planet and all of her inhabitants. This is what we must destroy, and it is my belief that until we do that, there is little hope for true change and justice in this world. Comprehending the Corporatocracy and then bringing to it's knees is our true path to liberty for all.

1 comment:

  1. This is the battle front. The rights of a natural person versus the rights of a legal entity having the rights of a natural person. Both the nation state and the corporate state have granted themselves the Individual Rights of a natural person. They have the right to live, develop, acquire property, engage in enterprises and defend themselves from other natural persons and legal persons (nation states and corporate states).

    Our only weapon is peaceful secession. We can only choose to stop supporting the corporate states with our own monies. We must willingly choose not to use the violently imposed nation state fiat currencies as our monies. Our second liberating weapon of choice is the natural peoples' private competitive monies. People created languages, ideas, actions, goods, services and monies to facilitate and improve our lives. The nation states and the corporate states are engaged in currency wars for the battle of global dominance. Quietly, while the legal nation / corporate states are battling for global fiat currency supremacy, we natural persons secede from all fiat currencies and accept our natural person's offered private monies. I accept silver spoons from many mom's kitchen display racks as final payment to settle many private exchanges.

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