posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 10:02 AM
Originally posted by Analyst
Your thoughts on this Sweatmonica?
Is corporate-led globalization building economic interdependance and hence promoting peace? Or is it just accelerating the competition for scarce
resources and provoking war?
To me, this is something you have to look at realistically and philosophically. Philosophy states that people naturally compete because they want more
of everything that makes them happy. Realistically, it's saying nations will hold back if needed, just to take the path of least resistance.
To answer the question, corporate-led globalization is provoking war. It's interesting because history has shown that wars have never been started
for peace a freedom and all that good stuff, but to get something. Examples, Germany invaded Poland to take over Europe. The Roman Empire's conquests
have been to dominate the world. The Crusades were begun by the Christians to take the Holy Land. Iraq invaded Kuwait for oil. Britain used force in
America to keep it for itself.
As a result, this lust for wealth is what drives nations to go to war and is actually the most primitive aspiration for going to war. This is where
the whole "corporate conspiracy" comes from. A nation's survival is all about how wealthy it is, what it has. Because money controls a nation, it
is, in effect, the corporations of these industrialized nations that have the real power.
So that's my answer, corporations are provoking war, because a nation's survival depends on the money it has. So the corporates control the country
and they will do what it takes to get rich.