This is an article from another of my favorite writers on Medium, D.K Blaire. As she notes, it is a rant on the immoral human behavior of our corporate masters. She writes:
“Democracy in these freedom-loving, liberal-touting states is merely theatrical. Having been hijacked by kleptocrats who shape public policy and discard regulations meant to protect the vulnerable, politics itself is an unabashed charade — one that often turns exhausted, weary populations against each other in a desperate bid to vent frustration.”
Frustration, I would argue, from trying and survive in this intentionally unjust economy. I have to laugh at those carrying on about Russia being a kleptocracy now without any awareness that they themselves live in one. It is the nature of profit-motivated rulers and I am not referring to what we call “our government,” which is the thuggish minion of global capital. The governing factor is money, it has been pointed out many times and yet people will talk all around it never hitting the nail on the head. Money controls what happens and those who control the money control what happens, they control public and corporate policy.
The Princeton Study by Gilens and Page nailed it finding that from 2009 to 2014, the 200 most politically active companies in the U.S. spent $5.8 billion influencing our government with lobbying and campaign contributions. Those same companies got $4.4 trillion in taxpayer support — a 750% return on their investment.
In fact, the banks learned long ago, as far back as the 1600s, that by far their most profitable investments were in governments. Using war debt, the banks gradually got governments to give them control of their monetary systems, giving up their sovereignty. They set up a central bank for each country for management purposes. The wars are all banker’s wars, have been for a long time. When you control a government you can send it to war, very profitable for the banks.
A conspiracy? Not at all, they are merely pursuing their economic interests which is maximizing profits and they are ruthless in their pursuit of power which makes them dangerous. But in protecting and extending this power, there have been many conspiracies. Money is more about power than it is economics.