CORPOCRACY FIVE, DEMOCRACY THREE
The first corpocracy was the Devil’s Marriage between King George and his chartered corporations. It was ended by the American Revolution. The second was during the Robber Baron’s era. Abe Lincoln said “Corporations have been enthroned---An era of corruption in high places will follow.” It did, but public outrage and Teddy Roosevelt busted this corpocracy. The third was during the Flapper Era. The Great Depression, WWII, and FDR ended it. The fourth was during the Cold War. The warfare industry and fear mongering politicians helped sustain it. The fifth, the current one, began in the 1970’s with a “corporate revolution," is the most powerful of the five corpocracies, and there is no end to it in sight.
DEMOCRACY AND AMERICANS ON THE ROPES
WHAT THE CORPOCRACY HAS DONE
Shrinking Middle Class
High Income Inequality
High Incidence of Malnutrition and Hunger
Low Life Expectancy at Birth
Local Gangs and Mob Robberies
High Prison Population
Millions without Health Insurance
And Still More Harm
The corpocracy is extremely powerful and has powerful allies like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The corpocracy’s opposition is weak and divided. The only way to end the corpocracy is to unite its opposition. There are many NGOs, or nongovernmental organizations, opposed to the corpocracy, but they are not united in their efforts.
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-Another Quote from Abe Lincoln-
America will never be destroyed from
the outside. If we falter, and lose our
freedoms, it will be because
we destroy ourselves.
-Abe Lincoln on the Role of Government-
---"to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves-in their separate and individual capacities."
I have not researched what he may have meant by "community," but since he was president of the national community and certainly presided over a republic of states, which had within them smaller communities, I assume he was referring to each of the different levels of community. The question, then becomes, what is the appropriate community of concern for each level of government. For example, what can a national government do that a city, county, or state government can't do at all or well enough to-as it says in the Constitution’s preamble-“provide for the common welfare.” Since human beings have certain basic, common needs, it would seem that the national government's role should be commonplace and sufficient to ensure the common welfare in meeting those needs.
The common welfare in America, plenty of data indicate, is pathetic and worsening. It will continue to worsen as long as we allow ourselves to be governed by the corpocracy. It is among the worse forms of government anywhere ever.
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