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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
They Rule By Fear, and Smear. Their primary mechanism to these ends is their more or less global Criminal Media empire.
Project Fear/Project Smear
The political/business/media/academic elites that targeted the Brexit vote for defeat with “Project Fear” are the same combined forces that have targeted Donald Trump with Project Smear. Following the Brexit victory, an obviously chastened Richard Haass, president of the world government-promoting, pro-EU, pro-open borders Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), commented: "For Hillary Clinton's campaign, this is something of a warning not to underestimate this disaffection, not to underestimate political and economic nationalism."
Hillary Clinton, who, while secretary of state, famously said (in the presence of her “good friend” Richard Haass) that she depended upon the CFR to tell her what to do and what to think (see video of her confession here), is obviously listening to the advice of Haass. She has flip-flopped on TPP and has sort of flip-flopped on migration-refugees. She is trying to appeal to all sides; appealing for the Hispanic/immigrant vote by supporting “comprehensive immigration reform” — the longtime code phrase for amnesty and open borders — while at the same time attempting to appeal to Middle America by insisting she intends to implement stringent vetting of refugees/immigrants. The open question is how many American voters will believe her new “public position” on open borders — and how many will believe — or be influenced by/distracted by — Project Smear. www.thenewamerican.com...
Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet’s natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization. I should know; I was an EHM." — John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man en.wikipedia.org...(author)
Corporatocracy, is a recent term used to refer to an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests. It is most often used today as a term to describe the current economic situation in a particular country, especially the United States. This is different from corporatism, which is the organisation of society into groups with common interests. Corporatocracy as a term is often used by observers across the political spectrum.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs described the United States as a corporatocracy in The Price of Civilization (2011). He suggested that it arose from four trends: weak national parties and strong political representation of individual districts, the large U.S. military establishment after World War II, big corporate money financing election campaigns, and globalization tilting the balance away from workers.
This collective is what author C Wright Mills in 1956 called the 'power elite', wealthy individuals who hold prominent positions in corporatocracies. They control the process of determining a society's economic and political policies.
The concept has been used in explanations of bank bailouts, excessive pay for CEOs, as well as complaints such as the exploitation of national treasuries, people, and natural resources. It has been used by critics of globalization, sometimes in conjunction with criticism of the World Bank or unfair lending practices, as well as criticism of "free trade agreements". en.wikipedia.org...