Saturday, February 2, 2008

Corporate Rule

The issue that only Ron Paul will discuss in the Presidential campaign is the use of the United States military to protect the profits of trans-national corporations all over the world. It is time we understood that our role in the world, as American workers and American taxpayers is to provide for the needs of international finance. We are slaves to a homegrown power that has no loyalty to our country.

It is corporate power and profit that dictates our foreign and domestic policy. WE have been overthrown. Government of, by and for the people has perished from the earth.

If we are to take back that which is rightfully ours, our freedom, then we must remove from government all those corporate lackeys who have been complicit in this counter-revolution, and shut down the institutions of global dominance. And the really sad truth is that this may no longer be possible within the lifetime of anyone now living.

How is an individual to face up to this reality and begin to turn the tide? First we must, by our individual choices and actions, refuse to support the corporate monsters. Don’t work for them, don’t buy their products, don’t vote for their lackeys. Transitioning to this role is difficult because we have been asleep for many decades. Each of us must evaluate our lifestyle and replace those activities in which we engage that result in gains for our corporate masters.

Do not work for trans-national corporations.

Do not buy their products.

Do not use their banks

Use barter, lets and home produced food to withdraw from the corporate economy

Invest in alternative non-corporate energy, food, housing and transportation.

Keep your taxable income as low as humanly possible to starve the military industrial complex.

Turn off the corporate propaganda feeds – no television, no corporate owned radio and newspapers.

Organize alternative political parties

Get to know your neighbors and develop local solutions to meeting the needs of the community.

Or suicide. A concerted international suicide campaign would demonstrate absolute opposition to corporate slavery. Live free or die.

How many suicides would it take before the sleeping power of the majority is awoken to the reality of their situation? Hundreds of millions probably. (Tough sell, eh?) How to organize this?

If each suicide were published on YouTube then the powers would shut down the channel. It would be necessary to organize mass-suicides that could not be suppressed by the media. If, for example, a hundred million Americans were to suicide on one day, that might be enough. But the masters of international finance would love to see the world population dramatically reduced, and would simply replace that many without batting an eye. In fact, preventable disease and poverty already kill millions every year, and there is no end to the supply.

What if we stopped reproducing? Again, that is already happening – fertility rates are below replacement levels in much of the industrialized world, and only immigration keeps our numbers rising.

Is there no way out? What if we just stopped working and spent our days sitting on the sidelines and refusing to participate. This is what I do now, but it would only be effective if there were a huge increase in the number of people living this way. A sort or permanent national strike.

Do what you can, sabotage the corporate monster at every opportunity. Fill the jails and prisons. Again, this strategy is already employed by some, but the corporate monster adapts to the situation by building more prisons, and for a profit.

The situation is impossible. There is no way out.

So go back to work. Relax in front of the TV. Invest your passion in the spectacle of professional sports. Ignore the ongoing slaughter and pretend to believe in the righteousness of the cause of global capitalism. Suppress your anxiety and awareness with prescription drugs and alcohol. Spend your life accumulating the toys and distractions provided to submissive servants of the monster. Leave the problem for your kids.

Eventually the corporate monsters will eat the whole world, and then each other.

And the survivors will start the whole process all over again.

6 comments:

  1. what about killing them?

    and i think there are many ways out, and ways out without even being out, we must, everyday, choose to live as free and happily as we can, if the man gets us down then we are still his emotional slaves if nothing else, and though i'd rather be depressed then brainwashed, i'd much rather be unrelated to them entirely, i am an ally to this world and whether in this life or the next, i'll get my freedom. Even if they killed everything on this planet they'd still lose, life would start over and keep on going, to live unnaturally is to be slowly dying your whole life, and their system is dying with them.

    And besides, they dont have enough oil to keep going, i think we'll always have evidence of them lying around during our lives, but they wont be around much longer, the revolution will happen faster than we would imagine. If every human was a bomb and one went off, how long would it takes to set them all off?

    The Argentinean economy fell during 3 days in 2000, and they're just as modern as the US

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  2. Hi Nick,

    Gosh, I hope you didn’t find Corporate Rule too oppressive. Art follows life, as they say. You may be more comfortable with Change.

    Peace,

    Michael

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  3. not too oppressive, as i feel the same way anytime things look too crazy, however, and i find a lot of people think this way all the time, but it gives the man too much credit, when really "they" aren't gods, and a good many of them would probably be relieved when the game is up too

    plus if we put our mental energy into taking him down he'll fall faster

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  4. Everything changes.
    Your experience is determined by where you choose to put your attention.
    Plant wildflowers.

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  5. Looks like the suicide idea is catching on

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081121/NATION/811210425

    Abraham Biggs - Internet suicide pioneer!

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