reply to post by Openeye
Maybe you should ask yourself where, in that dim history over 400 years ago, did the throne or the state get their money? Just because the
organizations and powers behind the thrones weren’t called corporations doesn’t mean they didn’t operate just like one. And it also doesn’t
mean the kings didn’t bow to the demands of those who provided operating capital when they got deep enough into debt to them.
But okay, so who among the powerful of today has succeeded and what did they succeed at? And why on earth would offenders need to flee? You don’t
see them fleeing now, do you? They’re laughing right in your face. You just don’t know who “they” are, and they wouldn’t care if you did
because they have “the law” on their side. Wrist slaps that amount to a minute percentage of an offending corporation’s profit when they’re
caught in a criminal offense is considered a business expense. Nobody goes to jail ~ well maybe an underling or two will fall on their swords. But as
you say, it never works out quite like that for the small businessman. Why is that?
Progress. Like we’ve progressed since the 1950’s, which even you admitted were easier to prosper during than the present day?
As for indigenous wars, when a people’s land and livelihood is overtly threatened and they are displaced by outside pressures, they often turn on
one another, especially when they’re set up to do exactly that. So it was with the North American tribes who were deliberately turned against one
another by being caught up in a French and British fight, and so it will be with us when outsiders invade, which actually has already happened (and
no, I don’t mean Mexicans). Perhaps you can’t see that, either, so instead you turn your frustration on others who have already been displaced
and who are fighting to regain what they lost. See how that works?
Talking about how well we’re doing, I just saw a report this morning that put the United States food insecurity status just above Romania’s.
Perhaps you don’t know any Americans who go to sleep with an empty belly but trust me, there are plenty of them out there. And the US infant
mortality rate is higher even than Cuba’s, as well as many other “third world” countries. Tell me, what good is an education when the students
are buried alive by debt and there are no jobs? I could go on, but there's no point in it. Yep, we’re doing just fine!
There will never BE world peace because some
leaders prefer being war profiteers to honest negotiators. And because some people lap up their
propaganda like mother’s milk, then burp and go back to sleep while the wars for profit continue.
The EPA, FDA, CIA and all the other alphabet soup agencies are already owned lock, stock and barrel by the very people you despise the most ~
corporate conglomerates. Reform is a pipe dream because nobody has the testicular fortitude or backing to fight the godawful machine. It is the
political insiders who cry war at the drop of a hat, which they will happily drop for their corporate masters and believe me, they aren't
nationalists, they're about as far from that as its possible to get. So lets build an even bigger machine.
I’m not going to waste anymore time debating this, we've gone way off topic. Don’t worry, be happy.
edit on 31-5-2012 by frazzle because: (no reason given)