Corporate Fascism

Corporate Fascism

2011, Conspiracy  -   82 Comments
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It's evident today that corporations raise and spend huge amounts of money on the political campaigns of the presidents and congressmen. These corporations also spend huge amounts of money hiring former government officials to lobby congress to pass laws that mainly benefit their interest. If so, have we allowed other entities than people to monopolize government?

The founding fathers were very concerned about the use of political power to benefit special interest groups, what they called factions - small segments of society that had their own selfish concerns that didn't relate to the benefit of others. So they wanted as much as possible to restrain the ability of the general government to engage in that kind of behavior.

The system of "interventionism" that we have today serves the interest of the lobbyists and they represent the international corporations, because they have influence. Some say that what we need is a lobbying reform to keep the lobbyists away from lobbying, but that is not the answer because lobbying is petitioning the government and we have the right to do that.

There are two answers to that. One, if we had the right people in Washington, the right members of the Congress, who would not yield to the temptation of being influence by money, but that doesn't seem to happen. The real solution is getting the government out of the business of being able to pass out favors, so there is no incentive for the businessman to come and lobby the member of Congress.

Have we allowed corporate power to influence the creation of laws that fail to benefit the people? Lawyers will argue that indeed the corporations are people. They will argue that they're even good corporate citizens. But is a corporation really a citizen or for that matter even a person? And what about a multinational corporation, is that even a citizen of any particular country?

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nik
nik
2 years ago

Europeans also drive on the right side of the road..
The people that believe the content of this video are the same as the anti vaxxers floating around in 2021

Solatle
Solatle
2 years ago

Half truth! Lies on the most important parts--9/11 and fiat currency. There is nothing wrong with fiat currency if issued judiciously. The private ownership of the central bank with the fractional reserve banking precludes the sound judgment and is the mother of all evils.

joe
joe
2 years ago

horrible production value. Turned off after 3 min,.

Matthew Balcer
Matthew Balcer
4 years ago

this music be sounding like 7th Level Zelda

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

Corporations have no soul, no heart, no morality, no country, no honor, no respect for humans, corporations that buy your government and your rights, and your country, are the embodiment of evil. And they own the house and senate, and you be damned.

Afe
Afe
6 years ago

E=In the USA and Europe, corporate fascists have taken over. They will destroy us and our civilizations if if let them do

sadfasdf
sadfasdf
8 years ago

So, the government is to blame, let's cut the "big" government and everything will be fine.

Saying that corporate fascism derives from "big" government is just a bad joke, and what Ron Paul suggests is also preposterous. So to avoid corruption and clientelism let's cut the hands of government... OH wow! Brilliant! For corporations that's even better than having friends in the congress. It's like their wildest dreams coming true. Nothing better to screw the ordinary citizen and to make money than anarcho-capitalism. What the hell is next? Neo-feudalism?

Yeah, in case you just forgot. The prevailing economic system prior to the birth of modern states was feudalism.

Yasiraosiris
Yasiraosiris
8 years ago

The problem with corporate fascism is that behind it we have insane people - addicts to power - like any addict they won't stop at nothing until they get their hit controlling gives this people a high, like any addict they are destroying themselves in the process of getting their drug: power, waking up means for people who wants healing for humans and the planet to start taking control by taking peaceful actions that start a chain reaction, knowledge is power so keep sharing this video

DavidG
DavidG
8 years ago

Feeble libertarian crackpot

human
human
9 years ago

in the 20's it made sense to talk about the u.s. today it is myopia to speak of any single state. we are now truly a connected world. look at the facts and obvious trends. if americans continue to delude themselves into the fantasy of the u.s. as the center of the universe the price we will eventually pay will be horrible

AzDi
AzDi
9 years ago

People relate the top corporations as Republicans and greedy rich people..... the 1percent. But if you look at Obama's policies with the Federal Reserve printing money and no one except the already RICH people are making all the money on the stock market. What is the working (if you are lucky to be working) people who have a little money in a savings account or CD, getting? NOTHING. SO WHO IS REALLY RESPONSIBLE right now for the big rich corporations and 1 percent. What Obama has done in the last 6 years HAS NOT HELPED THE MIDDLE CLASS. So Remember that when you vote!!

Rocky Racoon
Rocky Racoon
9 years ago

"But is a corporation really a citizen or for that matter even a person? And what about a multinational corporation, is that even a citizen of any particular country..." If you have to ask....seriously....from the into this documentary calls for government to get out of the way and let the "market" arbitrate the outcome-well geeh mah isn't that a great solution now that the 0001% has all the dough and the resources on top of it....private armies private schools private healthcare who needs the public now not them so they think. Castles made of sand....and quickly sinking! Am I close???

shafawn
shafawn
10 years ago

I didn't agree with this documentary as a whole. I do agree however corporations like the conglomerate owned by Ted Turner who was Obama's top 10 campaign contributor twice is a major part of the media problem being used to control population ideas and beliefs.
Ted Turner of Turner Broadcasting systems who privately owns more U.S. land than anyone else in America and owns the water reserve resource for the entire northwest.
Yeah that Ted Turner The company's current assets include CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, TruTV and Turner Classic Movies and the list goes on and on......world wide
He's just one example and he lobbies congress all the time.

bluetortilla
bluetortilla
10 years ago

"(America) is the greatest nation that ever existed." Yeah right, way too patriotic for me. I'd say this documentary is arguing for the nation-state and for isolationism. For me 'globalism' (you can contrast that with 'globalization' however you want) is what we DO want in a free world. We need a system of local production and law, with a central global apparatus for the development, spread, and access of technology and education. We don't need to be saying, 'let's protect OUR jobs and OUR way of life' as if it were more important than the lives of any other peoples.
The so-called 'founding fathers' were a truly remarkable group of idealists who set the world on fire. They were also aristocrats, chauvinist, and a number of them had slaves (the U.S. at its a conception was a slave nation, not the living example of The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights; and it continued down a dark path to this day). However, what was good for Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Payne, et al is good for the world. And I am sure they composed their documents with general principles meant for all humanity- despite even the hypocrisy. They were bold, and we don't need to go back to any good ol' days- we can be just as bold by declaring a Global Bill of Rights and a World Court to protect those rights. The only reason it doesn't work is because we as individuals don't fight for it.
By the way, terrorists have not attacked the U.S. because they are 'jealous' of its wealth and prosperity. They've attacked the U.S. because it bombs them and sets up coups to ensure that repressive leaders that will play ball with them stay in power. I don't think the government side of the equation is given nearly enough the blame it deserves for modern U.S. interventionalism. Like it or not, the U.S. in its modern configuration is an empire and its form of government, though new and therefore perhaps stealth, is an imperial form of government. The days of Independence are long since gone, the paper the Constitution is written on about as worthless as the paper of the dollar bill. But freedom can never be rendered worthless, and to paraphrase Patrick Henry, the freedom of humankind is something worth dying for.

Dapper Dan
Dapper Dan
10 years ago

...Overly generous to the poor? Wow. What an amazingly classless statement.

John F Remillard
John F Remillard
10 years ago

Labor unions spend more money on buying politicians than corporations spend.

Dan Courtney
Dan Courtney
10 years ago

There are two main problems, only one addressed here. Yes, corporations have bought the political system and the politicians simultaneously extort money from corporations. But Corporations have a second line of defense, behind the politicians themselves, that prevents reform. The second line is the media. By dominating the media, corporations have brainwashed citizens into equating the corporate concentration of power with their own freedom. You argue that there is a third line defense, and that is the right wing assault on education. An engaged, critical thinking citizenry is the only solution to this problem short of letting the concentration of power continue until we end up with another revolution.

Lastviewer
Lastviewer
10 years ago

Nothing new or different from the other docs that carry the same topîc. Hum, if no one does something about it, it may well be because there ain't much to do about it?
And they'd say that it'll be worst for the next generations?
My gosh! Let's just hope we'll be all gone!

Amen!

John Defalque
John Defalque
10 years ago

The biggest BS myth we've ever been sold is that of upward mobility. Bull-for most people, the only way out of poverty is death. If we, the poor can't win fairness, then should we the poor just capitulate to crapitalism? Allow voluntary euthanasia, only allow the rich to breed and have large harems as in the past. Why was I forced to live when I was born 2 mos premature? Without medical intervention, I would have died dozens of times in my first 18 mos. If we are living in a Spartan social Darwinian dog-eat-dog cutthroat society, isn't it kinder to nip everything in the bud? As long as I am poor, this communist is going to be an angry enemy of crapitalism and only death will shut me up.

Anna
Anna
10 years ago

1:34:14. Disinfo: USA is not different from the world when it comes to driving on the right side of the road. Only in four European countries do they drive on the left side: Cyprus, Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom. There are approx. 50 countries in Europe.

Highlander
Highlander
10 years ago

Hi Dean, not seen you here before so look forward to see your musings in future. To answer your particular "tin foil hat " to me, I suggest that if the NIST report ( and the others before ) had been taken seriously by the building fraternity (and insurance/ flight and govt bodies) then during the last ten plus years we would have seen massive alterations to the building codes where fire is concerned. After all, a 47 story , steel high rise ( the infamous " building 7") collapsed not only through simple office fires, but also defying the laws of physics.
I propose that had the explanation for this disaster been accepted , as you suggest universally , then the entire worldwide insurance system would have reassessed all high rises with people in them ? ( I assume that would be most , if not EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE?)
Has not happened .
I wonder why ?
Now, my amigo who suggests I wear a tin foil hat , I say to you .
Get real.

Highlander
Highlander
10 years ago

I would love to hear what Ron Paul has to say about the 9/11 attacks off record. I believe him to be a very astute , moral person and again, I believe that what he stated about the corrupted economy through multinational corporations to be true as he understands it. I do wonder though if he has watched the videos " explosive evidence , experts speak out " by A and E for 9/11 truth or "the new Pearl harbour" ? To anyone who has not seen either , I urge you to do so as it may make a lot of what we all just watched , suddenly make a lot more sense !

CapnCanard
CapnCanard
10 years ago

For the most part I agree with this G. Edward Griffin's Libertarian ideology but I just can't quite embrace this idea of a gold or sliver standard simply because gold and silver are finite resources and that means that an economy based on any such resource is bound to crash as those with the most gold/silver can easily create crashes and then buy up more of the gold/silver and eventually obtain complete control. BTW there is another Libertarian film maker by the name of Bill Still who advocates a regulated public monetary system. And that is what I favor, otherwise we end up trading our system of 'Bankster Lords' for the fantasy of the 'Lords of Gold', so to speak. I believe we could just eliminate both and make it so that the People directly control the supply of money based on 'real tangible value', or real measurable economic activity/production.

Galzu
Galzu
10 years ago

I have a daughter that went to university to study finance, something she was good at as I was a self employed electrician before my heart attack and she had done my books since she was 12, by the time she was 15 she was an expert in tax, I obeyed her every word, so when she got her A levels off she went to university to formalise what she had done in the past for me with a degree, after two years she said to me "dad I have learnt a lot more since just doing your books, there is another level to all this and it is corrupt, they force boom and bust to just strip people of assets, the whole system is destine to fail" she then said " I am not dishonest enough to continue and I want to change my degree to just maths", I was shocked but after knowing just how clever and good she is I said "ok my love you do what you feel is right", she had done enough to get a diploma in finance but she then changed her degree to just maths and managed to achieve that, she now works for a major bank as a credit analyst so at least one bank has one person that will do their job honestly.

Anyway she woke me up and I then watched every vid and read all I could on our financial system and she is as I thought spot on and dead right.

1concept1
1concept1
10 years ago

I sense, very seldom do we hear anyone with money, (lots of money), posting on here.

In the 80's when money was falling from the sky in bucket fulls i hit my 15, minutes of fame and made bunches of money, lived right on the ocean, I mean right on the ocean. It was really nice i enjoyed it. Now i am eating sardines and peanut butter.

Money is easy to make it's just that you don't know how?

I'm a visual Artist I could care less about money. Money never bothered me never has. When I have money it means my bowl is packed there are plenty of Art supplies and i date 7's and 10's instead of 4's and 6's,

I don't understand people they go out and buy a house that the bank owns and the govt. collects taxes and then they get a credit card and put today's party on tomorrows backside. And then get this, they have the never to complain?

This conversation isn't going anywhere i just thought i would post some truth instead of the fifty cent articulate words on a ten cent budget that i have to work so hard at.

One good thing about TDF as apposed to YouTube, on TDF Avatars get to know Avatars and now and then a personal conversation is in process and the rest of us get to ease drop? On YouTube it's wam bam thank you mam and your out of there.

I still think about some of the Avatars on TDF back when, remember Oz he was a trip and always had some good input. And there was the Lady Oz what happen to her? I mean she would paint a picture, with words, about how she was in the bath tub reading a book with a little something she placed the book on. Not to mention people from all over, other country's and so on. And that dud from England who use to sit up in the attack and watch porn while his wife was downstairs and when she heard a groan or some unusual noise she would yell up to him, "hay that's mine".

I should never have drank that coffee, i can't sleep.

Guest
Guest
10 years ago

06:29 - 07:05 =
15:15 - 15:48 = What with Bitcoin and all I see a lot of unintended relevance to this statement.

Black Scholar
Black Scholar
10 years ago

Cheap workers from overseas making cheap stuff. American consumers buying cheap stuff. Thus they drag all that STUFF to america wasting all that oil. But whose going to buy it in a technological unemployment syndrome

Matt Kukowski
Matt Kukowski
10 years ago

Very candid. I only hope another hitler or WW happens. It would be such a waste.

Janeen Clark
Janeen Clark
10 years ago

it is called competition in order to win others have to lose that is the foundation of the monetary system so as bad as the corps are, they are following the rules of the game. in a money system the men with the most money have the most freedom. as you are as free as your purchasing power. democracy has never existed before.

issue23
issue23
10 years ago

#1 – I concur.