CORPORATE WARLORD CORRUPTION
JUNE 10, 2018 | 2:45 PM
Several weeks ago, we posted this blockbuster piece on corporations. If you haven’t read it yet, you might take a look before we continue our lessons on the corporate warlords.
Corporations make a tremendous amount of money by scamming us, screwing us, stealing from us, killing us, poisoning us, destroying our environment, and endless other heinous crimes. If we had a working democracy, our representative republic would stop this corporate crime immediately and resort American constitutional rights to We the People instead of condoning blatant war tactics used by corporations that are protected by courts that treat them as if they are higher than American citizens.
Corporations get rich from corruption, bribery, buying elections, buying legislators, purchasing government subsidies, tax breaks, handouts and bailouts while they are protected by many layers of courts, judges and lawyers.
Corporations use a portion of the money they are accumulating from not paying proper taxes to pay-off legislators, regulators, inspectors — Senior Executive Service members — to keep the bureaucracy from stopping the corporation from doing what is illegal or unethical. This is simply the price of doing business – political pay-offs.
Corporations, through lobbyists, pay-off career federal employees to stop the rest of the government from doing anything about the corruption, as the Senior Executive Service members avert their eyes from the scene of the crime that they created. Meanwhile, corporations spend more of those tax-free dollars on marketing, propaganda, PR, trickery and loads of subliminal programming to make everyone look the other way.
The cycle of corporate crime continues as corporate dynasties have developed that rival European monarchs who rule from their well-padded economic fortresses, often hiding behind the scenes and stashing their stolen loot one of the many Commonwealth off-shore havens. As We the People become poorer, corporations grow richer and their crimes grow more evil and pervasive. As the cycle continues and strengthens each year, corporations become more ensconced in their power and the corrupt streams of power that reach into our government at all levels.
Corporations carry out some of the most horrific human rights abuses of modern times, but it is increasingly difficult to hold them to account. Economic globalization and the rise of transnational corporate power have created a favorable climate for corporate human rights abusers, which are governed principally by the codes of supply and demand and show genuine loyalty only to their stockholders.
When corporations act like criminals, we have the right and the power to stop them, holding leaders and multinational corporations alike to the accords they have signed and the laws of the land.
All we really have to do to beat this vicious cycle of corporate corruption is remember that the first three words of the U. S. Constitution are “We the People.” We the Peoplehave unalienable rights in America, not corporations. We the People have U. S. Constitutional rights, not corporations. We the People own America and its resources, not corporations. We the People elect those who make the laws, not corporations.
After fighting a revolution to end exploitation by the British monarchy, the church, and corporations, America’s founders retained a healthy fear of corporate power and wisely limited corporations exclusively to a business role. Corporations were forbidden from attempting to influence elections, public policy, and other realms of civic society.
Initially, the privilege of incorporation was granted selectively to enable activities that benefited the public, such as construction of roads or canals. Enabling shareholders to profit was seen as a means to that end.
In our current situation, America simply needs to go back to the original foundations of corporate structure that kept corporations from acting like sovereign monarchs and were kept in check by state legislatures, not the current federal systems that are supported by “superior” federal courts. A better checks and balance system of corporations would produce a tremendous amount of taxes that are now flowing out of America at a rate that is staggering. Some say over 50% of America’s wealth leaves each year through off-shore corporations and their tax-havens.
Corporations want the rights of a “person” without any of the responsibilities. This simply must end. Corporations act as criminals far below the nature of a “person” and thus have shown the world their true nature; an immoral nature that acts with impunity, lawlessness, and with a superiority (royalty) that act as if they are “above” a person when, in fact, corporation are “less than a person.”
The “old rules” for corporations will work quite well as a new standard by which all American corporations should abide. Foreign corporations will have to abide by the same rules and make sure to pay taxes and be held responsible for all applicable laws that We the People are held accountable for as an American citizen.