Posted: 22/07/2011 by zandtao in Big Food, Big Pharma, Finance, Insight, War


What is corporatocracy?

Throughout Matriellez’ book, I spoke of the corporate paradigm, but recently I investigated more of the political reality. – the wider implications of this corporatocracy. For me it is necessary to be aware of what it means and live with it even if I cannot do anything about it, so here is what it means to me.

Our world is governed by a powerful elite who run the business and finance corporations. They manipulate the political landscape by controlling government, media and far more. To be specific it is not the government who are our democratic representatives our governments are puppets who do the bidding of this corporate elite (see movie Lifting the Veil). This is not particulalrly revealing, but it is worth taking the issue further by considering how far this elite will go to increase their profits. Here is a quote:-

“We are going to have a war on terror which you can never win, and so you can always keep taking people’s liberties away. The media is going to convince everybody that the war on terror is real. The ultimate goal is to get everybody in the world chipped with an RFID chip, and have all money be on the chips, and if anyone wants to protest what we do, we turn off the chip.”

Nicholas Rockefeller to producer Aaron Russo – eleven months before the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, taken from here

This is frightening, but it is still a reality to face. This elite will use war to make their profits, and here it is described as a Third World War. And how far has this war gone. John Stockwell estimates that CIA covert action led to the deaths of more than 6 million. And that is before you consider the deaths caused in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and wherever else “just war” will attack. It is not a matter of moral coincidence that western countries are involved in these bullying operations, it is a profit-making venture for the military-industrial complex as well as a means for the oil corporations to develop tighter control. The War on Terror developed when the Cold War died as there needed to be an enemy to justify expenditure ie your taxpayers’ money being spent on the arms industry.

But the callousness is not limited to war. On the domestic front there has been a recession as described in Lifting the Veil. Why is the government giving the bankers bailout money and sitting back whilst the bankers use this money to give themselves bonuses? Because the government is not in control. See Money Masters and Corporation for more information, and The Inside Job for more understanding of the global banking fraud.

Big Food and Big Pharma also damagingly affect our own lives. To enable their profits they have added toxins to our foods. They control research so even when some people recognise what is going on we are powerless. Look at the movie aspartame to see how in our food we now have sweeteners that can give brain tumours. Also untested is the affect of GM foods that Monsanto are promoting. Big Pharma spreads disinformation that prevent some from receiving cures for cancer. Why do Gerson, Burzinski and others scream foul?

What can we do? Maybe anti-globalisation strategies will work, only time will tell but in the meantime what will aware people do? We cannot control the wars but we can take a stand for peace. We can be aware of what is happening to counter the forces of established reaction that allow these crimes to proliferate unhindered. On a personal level we have much more of a choice as discussed in the movie Ethos. Choose how we consume. We can eat healthily, here is how I started that. If our community is like-minded we could look into community currencies such as Ithaca Hours. In general we could work with others in what might be called a Mindful Consumer Network ( a suggested approach).

Overall if we try to take control of our lives through personal approaches such as Zandtao, we will become more comfortable with the way of the world, neither denying the reality nor destroying ourselves with the incredible unnecessary suffering that is caused by the corporatocracy.

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