Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The new empire
The end of the big war saw the emergence of a new kind of conquerors acting under the American flag. They’re more powerful than republican or democrat; the big corporations.
They have managed to build an empire, the first world empire built mostly without the military or an emperor. For the most part, it’s been built by economics backed by the American military when negotiations fail.
A fairly small group of men ran most of these corporations and through them they ran the American government and practically every other government in the world. They are the equivalent of the empire and they’re in control regardless of who is in power in the white house or congress, they are in power.
This new conquerors identify a third world country with a valuable resources, on behalf of that country, the corporation arrange for a loan from an organization like the world bank. The loan is not given to the country but is instead used by the corporation to build infrastructure in that country, the kind that only benefit the very rich that is in collaboration with the new conqueror but not the poor. The country is left with a huge debt, so huge they can’t repay it. Their only solution is to sell their resource for really cheap to the corporation, which also enslaved the big majority of the country; the poor. They became the new era slave working for nearly nothing while the corporation made all the money. The corporation doesn’t only use the poor as slave, make the riche and the corrupt richer, but the leader become their puppet and use his or her voice on the geopolitical scene for their own benefit.
But a broken financial market induced by a poorly planned war and more people mobilizing around the world against these conquerors will brink this world powerful empire to his knees.