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The Government is Just the PR Branch of The Corporations
Read a very incisive article from Charles Hugh Smith.

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/201...ricas.html

He articulates something better than I ever could-- I feel we are missing the whole point in a way focusing on who wins elections when things are really controlled by money. Until now, the elected officials were mostly just pawns of the rich -- now the are directly installing themselves.

The latest Secretary of Education is a perfect example. No teaching experience, never attended a public school, kids don't attend a public school, extremely wealthy -- actually from the plantation owner -- Walmart!

What can her job be but to reduce the supply cost of drones for Walmart, like any good corporate executive would? And to STOP BUYING the inferior product of sub 90 IQ humans-- which cannot be resold. Simple get them out of the system. It's just business.

To feel the locus of control in society is the government is largely erroneous: It is the corporations that "donate" to ( own) the politicians.

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"The only possible output of a hyper-financialized Plantation Economy is rapidly increasing wealth and income inequality--precisely what we see now."

Global capital has optimized the Plantation Model in the form of global corporations. Wal-Mart is the quintessential example. Like a classic agricultural plantation, Wal-Mart enters a region with...small businesses ....and it bulldozes the entire "forest" .... with the irresistible blade of integrated global supply chains and "lower prices, always."
Wal-Mart replaces the localized economy with a low-pay, highly efficient plantation economy in which the townpeople's only choice is to work for Wal-Mart or scrape out a living feeding the Wal-Mart workers, doing their laundry, etc.--exactly as on a classic plantation.
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Isn't it odd how this statement--the nation does not exist to benefit corporations, corporations exist to benefit the nation and its citizenry --sounds breathtakingly revolutionary in today's politics of experience?
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I went on Smith's site, he has this book as one of his "essential books":
"Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis -- And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster"

as well as a bunch of books about Peak Oil. It sounds like he's a purple piller. Looks like a fairly well-read, well-rounded guy, great list of films (especially the Japanese list), but I don't think he has a full grasp of global financial issues. Anticapitalism without an understanding of the financial mechanics of central banking and its cultural roots is just a dead end.

Gay cakes and trans bathrooms: the most important human rights issues of our times, surely.
02-10-2017 05:33 PM
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"Politics is the entertainment branch of industry" - Frank Zappa, 1987
02-10-2017 06:06 PM
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Zappa, as well as many of the musicians who headlined the 1960s counterculture (Jim Morrison, Grateful Dead, etc) came from deep state families, so he should know. He was involved in entertainment, and along with his cohort shped the culture of his time, and thus the politics.

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Criticizing a Trump nominee?

Better prepare yourself:

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Hey, it's more than OK to criticize DeVos and other Trump nominees, especially if you have an interesting, well-supported angle for your points. The problem is, Smith is criticizing her because of her ties to the Walmart fortune, as opposed to her actual positions on education. That's a fairly shallow take.

The real problem with Smith here is that he's probably doesn't understand who the powers that have shaped and damaged the American education system really are. I doubt he's ever heard of Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, and probably doesn't understand that the goal of Common Core and the globalist education system is to dumb down and indoctrinate the youth. This would be a good introduction to Mrs. Iserbyt, a whistleblowing elite insider who served in Reagan's Dept. of Education:





I'm under the impression that DeVos, Bannon and Trump understand the roots of the problem, or at least know the damage done from decades of cultural engineering, and are trying to undo it.

Gay cakes and trans bathrooms: the most important human rights issues of our times, surely.
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Author doesn't mention how fundamental public education is to the communist manifesto (Plank 10). All ten planks below presented without commentary:

1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
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Forum socialist OP wrong again.

Modern corporation would not exit without the state.

Much gnashing of teeth and worry about businesses trying to eliminate competition and have monopoly control.

Yet what is the government but a monopoly of force in a given area?
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(02-10-2017 05:16 PM)iknowexactly Wrote:  Read a very incisive article from Charles Hugh Smith.

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/201...ricas.html

He articulates something better than I ever could-- I feel we are missing the whole point in a way focusing on who wins elections when things are really controlled by money. Until now, the elected officials were mostly just pawns of the rich -- now the are directly installing themselves.

The latest Secretary of Education is a perfect example. No teaching experience, never attended a public school, kids don't attend a public school, extremely wealthy -- actually from the plantation owner -- Walmart!

What can her job be but to reduce the supply cost of drones for Walmart, like any good corporate executive would? And to STOP BUYING the inferior product of sub 90 IQ humans-- which cannot be resold. Simple get them out of the system. It's just business.

To feel the locus of control in society is the government is largely erroneous: It is the corporations that "donate" to ( own) the politicians.

Edited Excerpt:
"The only possible output of a hyper-financialized Plantation Economy is rapidly increasing wealth and income inequality--precisely what we see now."

Global capital has optimized the Plantation Model in the form of global corporations. Wal-Mart is the quintessential example. Like a classic agricultural plantation, Wal-Mart enters a region with...small businesses ....and it bulldozes the entire "forest" .... with the irresistible blade of integrated global supply chains and "lower prices, always."
Wal-Mart replaces the localized economy with a low-pay, highly efficient plantation economy in which the townpeople's only choice is to work for Wal-Mart or scrape out a living feeding the Wal-Mart workers, doing their laundry, etc.--exactly as on a classic plantation.
.......
Isn't it odd how this statement--the nation does not exist to benefit corporations, corporations exist to benefit the nation and its citizenry --sounds breathtakingly revolutionary in today's politics of experience?
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You (and he) got it backwards:

The Corporations are just the PR Branch of the Government.

They enforce compliance and obedience where the government cannot. If you control someone's livelihood, you have great control over them. Look at where the government regulates the hardest across all industries: Human Resources. Do you really think that's because they care about ugly feminists and disadvantaged minorities?

A more fluid world in which we were all independent contractors and where our incomes were spread over so many customers/employers that each became granular would be much more free.

As for Mrs. DeVos in particular:

In Canada, where you live, parents have much broader latitude in where to send their kids to school than America.

Also, do you know which 2 countries have the best school voucher system that DeVos proposes? Denmark and Sweden. You know, the 2 most perfect countries in the world according to Bernie Sanders (if you ignore the migrant problems).

Not to mention, as a Brazilian living in Canada, why do you care about the American education system? Sec State, Sec Def, Sec DHS, even AG and Sec Tres, I could understand, but Sec Ed? There probably is no other US Federal Department that has less impact on the rest of the world, including Canada and Brazil, than that.

Is it because her brother is Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater?
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