posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Nygdan
Originally posted by bunkbuster
What if you were to replace the word "own" with the word "control"?
Then you'd've removed any meaning of 'empire' to it. Empires own.
I guess I see the US Government, the United Nations, and affiliated round table think tanks functioning more like a board of directors in control of
what appears from a "shareholder" position to be a "public" company.
From my understanding, empires have kings or emperors, and empires do not hold elections, do they? Perhaps I'm wrong, but I assume when we talk of
the American Empire, we're already making a leap of assumption that the United States is being run like an empire
and does not actually call
itself an empire, but rather claims to be a democratic republic.
I think if we were to really research the legal ramifications of a debt money system, we might be very surprised to find out who actually owns whom,
but that's another topic.
Regardless of the semantics we employ, are we not talking about the actions and decisions made by the few people at the top of the social pyramid that
affect the lives of the many people below who must endure the consequences? I don't care what we call them, so long as we recognize about whom we
are talking. For the purposes of this discussion, I am fine with calling them The Dudes that control the military industrial complex of the
What do you generally call them?