I am posting this thread with the purpose of discussing and defining just who the true enemies of our republic are.
Many of us here on ATS seem to believe that there are certain groups working against the betterment of common men, for one purpose or another. Some
believe the "social elite" are the enemy, killing of any chance of success for the rest of us either inadvertently - for when does a normal human
decide, "Hey, I've got enough cash" - or purposefully, because they need slaves, or employees; however you look at it. Others seem to believe that
secret societies such the masons, or the Illuminati, chasing after world domination throughout the ages, with swords in hand and idealism in mind.
The ideas are many, and all can be argued for convincingly, but I believe one sect of enemies stand above all others at this moment, here in America,
and abroad. Is it not obvious, fellow thinkers, that corporations size of titans like Sony, Monsanto or Nike are not the most dangerous enemy of a
free nation? These legal entities exist with such power that they may have a foot in any part of the world at anytime that suits them, without ever
showing loyalty to a single nation. And why should they, when in reality many of the most successful global corporations are more powerful than any
nation, because money buys a big voice in any nation. God forbid you live in a third world country and Halliburton takes a sudden interest in the
area, but even here in the West you can buy a senator or a parliament member, or whatever the French use even. Plus, if you have a lot of money, you
can buy lots of politicians, which means you can get anything basically anything done.
And what's worse, is that when a free nation is infected by the money green tumors that are corporations with more power than armed nations, people
seem to misplace the blame. Many of us try to blame crooked politicians , even though history shows that most of them are, or we blame secret cabals
that we can't even hope to discover proof of and fight against. Either way, we lose hope in our nation, and bad things follow; all because a few
companies were allowed to grow to damn big.
The people will forever be the strongest force in any nation, but the government should always come in second. What is happening to the US these
days, what with NDAA, "Fast and Furious" and all the speculation of gun law crackdowns, I think all this is what you get when you let any entity in
the nation grow more powerful than the government.
That's my two cents anyway. Let's have all yours.
edit on 9-4-2012 by RatoAstuto because: (no reason given)