posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 10:39 PM
I'm inclined to believe the "nation-state" as the centralized power in the variious regions of the world is being usurped by international banks
and megacorporations, beholden to no one nation, or unified set of laws. Globalization's goal is to avoid and destroy unionization, to keep labor
costs down, and to ensure cheap goods and distribution. I wonder, if in the process, the plan is for the US consumer/worker to be converted into
wage-scales equal to service-enconomies? At least for now, there seems to be a stall in the dissolution of banks in the US, as more money is wrung out
of the system in a series of bailout/stimulus packages. The spiggot will run dry. How long will it be before wheelbarrows of money will not buy you a
loaf of bread?
I believe the "profit motive" is dead, and the "joys" of democracy as the primary goal of developing nations, is in peril. The
victim-workers are figuring out they are being manipulated into serving the needs of short-term investments for exhorbitant profits, at the expense of
their work lives, savings, and pensions.
Socialist systems, or such quasi-economic systems, not controlled through the World Bank, as in S. America, and China, while not perfect, have
at least been able to escape the grasp of CIA/World Bank methods of heaping on debt via infrastructure projects too costly for meager GNP's, and
peasants to afford. The plan was to make them beholden to US interests, like Bechtel and now, Halliburton, and to never allow Third World nations to
get out from under their enormous debts. Refusing the hand of America and the accompanying US economic, military, and political strings, is happening
more and more. Nations are developing their own projects and paying for it with their own re-nationationalized industries, taken back from US
corporations. Imagine paying for social needs with your own oil profits? It sounds revolutionary.
While it is true that productivity the world over will increase, wages gradually will flatline, long into the future. The wealthy in the US hold 95%
of the wealth in the top 5% of the population. Wealthy nations will continue to pay for international corporate "progress" through enormous
unemployment, bankruptcy, and soon, wage deflation, and increased poverty into the middle class. More wealth shifts to the megacorporations, and
governments are left with the staggering human costs. And the voters, with their impotent "power" of the vote are hoodwinked by Dem's and Rep's
alike, who claim magic answers. A strong independent online media is needed, such as GlobalPost.com, worldwide, to expose the power-Elite, and their
methods. Citizens will rise up, as they always have, not to simply topple leaders but, I hope, to demand new international banking laws, and new
Let's remove international corporation's "individual" status, to one of competing "corporate-state", and risk the status of "enemy
corporate state" if they do not accept their roles as a "service entity" within their jurisdictions of operation and distribution. Decide that no
corporate-state can use profits for purposes of corporate-political control, and remove the protections corporations enjoy by migrating to other
countries. Return the State's right to dissolve any corporation board who create "risks of survival" for the citizen-worker's it claims to serve.
Share 15% of all corporate profits with tax-paying citizen-worker's in the form of tax-rebates in the nations these companies operate in.
----From the book, John Perkins, "Confessions of an Economic Hitman". The enslavement of Third World nations began in '53, in a program developed
by McNamara, and implemented by thousands of Perkins'. And it goes on today, concealed and condoned. Ask yourself: Is the goal of globalization to
convert all workers and Nations into Third World-level "economic slaves" via the McNamara model? So far, the people suffer and the truth goes