One of the historically significant displays of Corporatism in U. S. history is in the fast food industry. Most notably, McDonald’s Elitist view of the consumer comes to the surface. Corporatism is where you find it. I’ve found it, right here in Johnstown, Colorado.
The McDonald’s franchise here in Johnstown is “owned” by a man named Gary, last name isn’t important. He “owns” 8 McDonalds franchise locations, in the same circumstance that “proprietors” in the Northeast “owned” Exxon stations, in 1980. They found that they could be bought, sold, traded, fleeced and butchered, along with the public. At one point, in the station I worked in, the wholesale price on the invoice was a penny/gallon more than the retail price displayed across the street, at the Sunoco station. Everyone got pillaged by a corporate predator.
The present story is interesting because it comes out of so many unknowns. The greatest advantage in life is to be underestimated. I do “underestimated”, very well. Appearances would never suggest that I’ve been a photographic speed reader, capable of reading multiple books at the same time, for 52 years. Gary couldn’t possibly know that I read all of the McDonald’s training manuals, 31 years ago. That was at a time when McDonald’s was searching for methods to speed up the turnover rate on their seating capacity. One method was to maintain the thermostat settings in cold seasons and climates at an uncomfortably low level, encouraging people to consume their purchase as quickly as possible, and leave. Of course, that resulted in one of the great consumer backlashes of the ’70s.
Today, Gary continues that marketing philosophy. By his own statement, he tolerates customers in his McFeedlot for a maximum of 20 minutes, and only if they bring him money. The comical point is, that it isn’t money. It’s borrowed debt. Perhaps he believes that he’s playing the debt game, really well. He’ll find out. Those who do not learn the lessons of history, are doomed to repeat them. Inflation will change the financial landscape. People won’t be inclined to go through the processing plant that is McDonald’s when the meals on the menu start at “$?”12 and change. Gary forgets that he can’t schedule the customers. He can’t fire them for not performing up to his expectations. He also can’t judge people by appearance.
Legality and Humanity part company when the demands of a dead thing, a corporation, are given priority over life. At the heart of the matter is the love of money and the lust for power.
7 July A.D. 2011
The article below is by R.K. Blacksher. It was posted 5 July 2011. In the link at strike-the-root.com, he lists his occupation as “Drone.” Creative, anyway.
This author prefers Pat Shannan’s lesson in the matter. The term “constitution-ist” is the proper description of one who supports, promotes a/the “constitution,” as contrasted with the term “constitution-al-ist,” which is one who supports a/the “constitutional,” which term IS a noun, and, in some parts of the country, that noun refers to the function of the last part of the alimentary canal. What Blacksher is saying, in his way, is that there are no political solutions.
Here is the very last concept in this piece: “People cannot free themselves if they do not believe they are enslaved. People need to stop trying to free themselves through politics and start trying to free themselves from politics.”
Clearly, Blacksher does not yet understand, completely, the nature of the problem, because slaves have zero authority to obligate themselves or their property commercially. It’s precisely because there is NO slavery that the present “funny money” system “works.” Said another way, involuntary bondage had to go in order for it to be replaced with our present condition of voluntary bondage.
Slaves can’t get credit cards or open retirement accounts or purchase land or cars, etc. Only those with the legal capacity to enter into agreements may engage in even the basics of commercial activity. In the same way that children and medically incompetent people have no “capacity” to bind themselves commercially, slaves have no capacity to bind themselves commercially.
Where one finds few legal remedies for involuntary bondage, given that such law exists in a society that finds it moral and acceptable for one human being to “own,” as property, another human being (which concept is all throughout Scripture), one has all kinds of remedies for Voluntary Bondage. Voluntary Bondage is the by-product of our present commercial system, in which we’re seduced, through our ignorance (unawareness) of our present legal reality, into binding, commercial obligations that are enforced in such a way as to make us think that the authority relied upon is law. Voluntary Bondage is something over which we have 100% control. Thus, on the flip side of that same coin, we have only ourselves to blame.
To play the game of politics is to pretend that the politicians are “the problem.” Thus, by changing them, the problem may be fixed via a different group of politicians who will then rewrite or just “delete” the offensive, oppressive, police-state “statutes.” Fortunately, that’s not how the present system functions. Since no politician in any office can ever compel anyone to sign up for any “gotcha agreement,” by which we impale ourselves on the horns of Voluntary Bondage, no politician, in or out of office, is “the” problem.
Very well said.
Harmon L. Taylor
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“The Other Shoe?”
This is just a reminder from my archives. Originally published in June of 2009, this post shows how central banks work the Bait-And-Switch and the Shell Game. We will see this repeated in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and any other country that bought into the Ponzi scheme. We see interest charged on ledger entries. In reality, the legal definition of money never entered into the transaction and the rhetoric that went with it. Interest is charged on fiction and nations pay with reality. This is how central banks conquer countries with the stroke of a pen.
Just when we thought there was quiet on the bailout front, we get news. Some of the biggest banks are ready to repay billions, but only if the administration will let them. Debt moves from one ledger to another, they call it paid, and the experts are still nervous. We should not buy cars from these people. The repeat offenders have gone way past three strikes, robbing Peter to pay Paul. Apparently, every silver cloud has a manure lining. The short little article in the June 8th Denver Post, written by Binyamin Applebaum and David Cho of the Washington Post covered the bases, pretty well. At least the article acknowledged that this wasn’t actually repayment, but refinancing, through other government programs. This is the same kind of fancy bookkeeping that kept Bernie Madoff out of trouble, for so long. Oh, excuse me. We have experts, now. Are they more expert than they were, in September? They can’t be very bright if they don’t see the same debt load, sucking the life out of the alleged recovery, that I see.
Since September, official statements have implied a perpetual state of revolving debt. The trigger on the next phase of the collapse could be the same funds listed as assets on different institutions books, as assets. In the fractional banking system, that has been possible and by all accounts at various times in history, accepted practice. If currency that doesn’t actually exist can be loaned, how do you prove who really doesn’t have it? there is no pea under any of the walnut shells. Better put some extra currency in the mattress. The pea might be under there.
Some of the quotes from the article are better than reading the comics. The title says, “Doubt lingers ……. “. Oh. That’s what that smell is. The part that stinks is that government borrowed debt and all the taxpayers get is the obligation to pay the interest. In the case of Chrysler, the get stuck with all of it. If the banks get out of the bailout plan, they are then free to pay their executives big bonuses, again. This looks like the second round of the same scam. The only change is that the taxpayers are deeper in debt than ever before. The only change in process is that the economy is now a board game without rules.
The article addresses the concern that all of this bailout activity has created an “artificial environment”. Does this suggest that there was anything real in the last 2 or 3 decades? Alice encounters the White Rabbit on the Planet of the Apes. Yes, that could happen, . . . . . on TV. It’s more likely that small businesses will collapse in droves as the bottom drops out of consumer spending. Microsoft threatened to move jobs out of the U. S. if they don’t get tax breaks on their foreign profits. Could this be the start of something big? Will we hear a “stay the course” speech in the Fall? At present, the “course” may be messy slog through the international swamp. I did say that foreign demands would overwhelm domestic regulation. As reported in the June 9th Denver Post, Canada and the EU are upset about “America first” stipulations on the use of stimulus funds. We’ll see where that comes out. U. S. taxpayers money, U. S. taxpayers jobs. Plainly, this is not the foreigner’s house. It’s not a good time to be sacrificing U. S. jobs. “Unemployed Congresspeople” has a nice ring to it. Since U. S. taxpayers are on the hook for all that stimulus funny money, giving it away to Canada and Europe would bring on economic storm clouds, at a very inopportune time. In fact, the taxpayers are paying for the jobs of the Federal corporation and every stick of furniture in the place. In fact, fire the whole bunch and let the State legislatures run the place. The farther this crisis goes, the more obvious it becomes that the Federal corporation is pricing itself out of the marketplace.
This is one of those moments when the Globalist agenda is out in the open, for all to see. That indicates enough trouble on the horizon, even if there were no mismanagement and embezzlement. For those gluttons for punishment that still believe in staying on to pay their fair share of the Federal debt, at least speak in terms that can be understood. As long as people insist on underwriting bad debt, they have a proprietary claim on both their jobs and the Federal payroll. If domestic jobs fall by the wayside, it should be Federal jobs that go, first. Accountability without punishment is lawlessness.
FEDERAL CATTLE CAR
If you ask people, “Are you gullible?”, the automatic answer is, “No, I don’t think so.”. Given enough economic and social pressure, people do agree to the strangest things. Once a generation agrees to be a sub – contractor for an invading private agenda, rather than keeping independence and free will, it’s all downhill for subsequent generations. That is the history of what was once America. That independence and creative resilience is gone. Each generation in the progress of Reconstruction is loaded on the Federal cattle car. Offer people prosperity. Offer them power and influence within the corporate structure. Tell them “It’s for the children”. Tell them anything. Bring them tales of corporate conquest and parade military heroes in front of them. For generations, people have called corporate tyranny a good thing. They just follow orders, believing that leaders do right in the world. They profit from trafficking in people and body parts, thinking they are serving the greater good. Where is the conscience that quietly and persistently reminds us that our economy grows on the people that have been plowed under as corporate fertilizer?
Barbed wire, overt human harvesting, internment and labor camps, the visual trappings of government gone bad, are bad public relations. Today, Americorps and the Peace Corps have replaced the Hitler Youth. yes, they will be trained to be good little Corporatists. Conquest in the name of Public Service is now the accepted definition of Humanitarianism. That is the way that Fascism presents itself, as the benefactor of humanity. the promise of a glorious future always ends in smoking ruins and piles of dead bodies. It is that dark side of human nature, that lust for power, hard at work seeking dominance over other human beings. We see it in the efforts to create “constituencies” and in “development projects”. A constituent is legal property. In these efforts, nations are drawn into web of debt and corporate subjugation. Billions of people suffer, while corporations manage the wealth they stole from them. That is why some of the wealthiest people in the world gave it all away, before they died. They wanted to get the guilt of all of that dirty money washed from their hands, before they died. Late may be better than never, but that doesn’t restore the lives that were destroyed. There will be a just accounting for the lives sacrificed for the gain of Corporatism.
If we could all just understand this, the world would be a very different place. The maze that is the global economy is getting more complex. Writing this made my head hurt.
“The Real Weapon Of Mass Destruction” POVERTY
The contradiction between idealism and actual experience in our daily lives would appear to be just a basic fact of life. The fact of the matter is that contradictions are powerful influences in shaping our perception. In this example, the Amer … Read More
“The Real Weapon Of Mass Destruction”
08/01/2011 - With the debt ceiling screenplay at a turning point in the wealth transfer system, the real fun begins. Continuing this perverse charade of manipulating the promises of politician only postpones the certain end of the currency. Nations are divesting themselves of U. S. Treasury debt. The music is about to stop, the population won’t have a chair to sit in, and Emperor Ponzi will be walking around naked. The shame will be exposed. We will go back to talking about the resilience of the American people.
The lie that is constantly presented as legitimate authority is that the paper currency is money. People have always said that bthe currency is all we have. This will test the lie. If the currency is all that we have, then we have nothing.
07/30/2011 In all of the infighting over the debt ceiling ceiling issue, if you feel yourself being lined up in the cross hairs, it is not your imaginations. You can’t do racial, ethnic or social profiling. The central banks can do it weith impunity. After all, they can put your city or state out of business, by tomorrow morning. People, neighborhoods and entire cities are now being targeted for poverty. If you become a casualty, it’s because you are the alien that the corporate structure doesn’t want. In this manner, groups of people are polarized against each other, the banks win, everyone loses. The survivors are called slaves.
The contradiction between idealism and actual experience in our daily lives would appear to be just a basic fact of life. The fact of the matter is that contradictions are powerful influences in shaping our perception.
In this example, the American Way is about honesty, dedication, commitment, compassion, charity, perseverance……….. all the good things. On the other hand, the United States Way is about eliminating competition and acquiring power and wealth, by whatever means necessary. What’s a little lying, cheating, stealing and war among acquaintances, anyway?
Control and regulation of the issuance of currency contains the power to inflict poverty. Until that fact is understood, it is impossible to understand any economic system. It can easily be proven that no government can faithfully represent the interests of it’s citizens when a private bank is involved. The people are in constant jeopardy because both labor and income are subject to the policies of private corporate interests. The elitist nature of banking renders political ideology irrelevant. Private banks have instigated wars, collapsed economies and brought tyrants to power, all in a constant effort to absorb the world into a common power structure. This is no accident. Control and exploitation know no limits of conscience. When a small group of people form an alliance dedicated to enslaving the population, both liberty and security decline into a Dark Age. The history of the world is marked by the rise of despots. In our present day, people are so indebted to the corporate tyrants that they see no remedy or recourse that would free them.
We will, however persevere and examine what we can see.
In examining the evidence of modern current events, what is not seen in public view are the methods employed to target, direct and inflict poverty. Unfortunately, events are hidden behind a cloak of private law, so great in volume and complex in structure, that most people have never read it and are unfamiliar with the details that most directly affect their lives. Contained in the body of private law are institutionalized powers that were never given to any representative body, by the population. Private law is actually contradictory to representative government. This is the fatal flaw in the structure of the United States. Management of human resources is not representation. Any corporate system enacting such a change is in default of it’s declared commitment and commissioned purpose. The historical warning is that no nation has ever set aside honesty and integrity by mutual agreement, and survived. Once the United States escaped the restraint of real money, the present conditions became inevitable. When the people embraced the use of fiat currency they began cycles of raiding the public treasury and getting what they agreed to. Unfortunately, there has never been an effective protection against social self – destruction.
Singularly or in combination, currency manipulation, taxation, debt expansion and contraction and labor regulation achieve the objectives of targeting, directing and inflicting poverty.
Everyone has experience with the result of currency manipulation. The source of restraint isn’t the issue. When a population is targeted for isolation, the results are sudden and dramatic.
Businesses fail, industries move away and once prosperous areas become overnight slums. People are told that it is just part of the downside in normal economic cycles. That they believe that public relations private agenda, speaks of their trusting and gullible ignorance. Most people don’t believe that they have been targeted for poverty.
The response is the usual forms of political activity and social activism. Such movements have little or no effect because people fail to address the correct commercial issues, with the correct commercial entities. In other words, they fail to correctly identify the transgression and the offender. They have failed before they began. In many cases, the most visible and locally available object of people’s displeasure is an employer. By directing effort against the most tangible target, the real culprits, the banking structure and their corporate allies in government, escape the consequences of their actions. That deception leaves the injured parties without recourse or resources, trapped in poverty.
Taxation gets more attention than any other factor in targeting populations for isolation and making an area vulnerable for corporate conquest. Poverty is the applied weapon that disenfranchises people in there efforts to protect themselves. The obvious condition is that there are different rules for different people. Selective enforcement of regulations places some people in a decidedly inferior position. It is after an environment of poverty is created that people discover their plight. Once people are identified as inferior within the system, the brunt of bureaucratic attention is brought to bear against them. Taxation is an identification tool. It describes people as targets, by their circumstances. It is as though some people are born with “Urban Renewal” stamped on their foreheads. They find that escape is difficult and resistance is futile. The history of the world is that some live in comfort and security while others live in a Third World nightmare. Taxation is the embodiment of the parasitic nature of government. Taxation does the sifting and sorting in the targeting phase of poverty. Until people recognize the enslaving nature of central government, they will be trapped as slaves, in their own minds. The perception becomes the chains and bars that confine them.
The least understood method of targeting populations for poverty is the expansion and contraction of public and private debt. The commonly held belief is that money comes from the government. In truth, the currency comes from a private bank, borrowed into existence by the U. S. Treasury. This is why legal tender and money are two different things, today. People do not see the distinction between public and private debt. Allowing a corporation to borrow trillions and quadrillions while pointing to citizens to underwrite obviously fraudulent behavior is certainly destructive. In the debt economy, poverty is “borrowed”. In history, that process is identified as “stealing”. Debt makes people easy targets for poverty. Under cover of ignorance and behind the curtain of government authority, all debt has become a Federal benefit program. For those who don’t understand the impact of that change in economic philosophy, they will learn by experience. They have all been taken into receivership and could well find themselves wearing orange jumpsuits, in a Federal labor camp. The significant fallout from the economic crisis will be the new rules in the Federal holding pen. The only effective commercial action that can be taken now is to cease transacting with the Federal Reserve debt empire. This is why many institutions declined the bailout funds. Accepting the terms would have placed them in tactically inferior positions in the economic war. Many Third World nations have experienced this process. Choices were eliminated in their poverty.
The confusion in labor regulation is the “kick me” sign on the backs of laborers registered as 14th Amendment U. S. citizens. In simpler terms, if you are one of those statutory persons, bend over and make the best of it. Here comes poverty. People volunteered their targeting information when they signed up for a job. If that is an unacceptable choice, the only viable option is to correct an individual’s nationality. Failing to do so would establish a life of enduring poverty until endurance is exhausted. Knowing how they are targeted should help people decide whether they want to be targets of poverty. It is a correctable condition. The question is whether or not people will resist being pushed over backwards while their labor is stolen from them.
Currency manipulation makes direction of poverty much easier. When restrictions increase on the availability of currency, people flock to fill out applications, providing the personal information and consent that keeps poverty on target. If you see yourself trying to keep pace with the treadmill, I see a cat trying to catch a Yo – Yo. I’m merely seeing the way that people are toyed with, by the debt system. This paper system can’t compete with real intrinsic value. Only by keeping people distracted from seeing the true natures of debt and wealth, can people be deceived into poverty. Unless we want poverty to continue falling on us in a paper storm, we must cease accepting the paper and offering it as tender in payment.
Taxation is the most effective delivery system for poverty ever devised by man. No other financial mechanism can perform the deprivation that is accomplished by taxation. This is the one area where threat of physical force and imprisonment keeps the poverty pipeline connected. This system flows wealth out of the individual, and misery in. Registered persons are in the sights of the poverty system, as long as they continue in it. The only remedy is to correct and assert proper nationality.
The financial incentive in expansion and contraction of debt is stronger than people realize. The financial news belies the obsession with which people chase available debt. Re – financing and bailout plans are now constants in the marketplace. This tunnel vision keeps the direction of poverty, constant. The fear of poverty keeps people in line for poverty. Compliance motivated by fear is the basic tool of despotic domination. In other areas of physical or emotional dependency, the discussion would be about breaking cycles of abuse. Without exaggeration, breaking this debt cycle obsession is worth life and liberty. Otherwise, people are in the line of fire, under incoming poverty.
If people could just see for a moment, how their personal labor practices keep them compliant with poverty, they would walk away from the Federal labor system. That is a place where poverty is all that is available to them. This is the direct involvement that people take in directing poverty. Each individual is responsible for the terms of exchanging labor. Now would be a good time for better and more independent decisions.
Poverty is inflicted at the moment when voluntary changes to mandatory. It is most interesting that in tyrannical invasion and conquest that consent is eventually presumed. At that moment, people become property. Resistance, in many cases, is met with violence and confinement.
Currency manipulation continues to exact a terrible toll in inflicting poverty. The collapses experienced to this point are showing people how destructive debt eventually becomes. We will see currency manipulation squeezing growing numbers of people into the Federal mandatory labor system. This will be the most visible example of administered poverty. Presented to the public as positive action, the public will be distracted long enough for the manipulators of currency to escape with stolen wealth. Only by a decided shift away from the debt system can the theft be stopped. Just as in the Great Depression, everything that isn’t properly secured is being stolen.
Taxation directly inflicts poverty. In the crush at the revenue window, taxing authorities are vampires, breaking into a blood bank. Will they turn cannibal when they run out of warm bodies? The frenzy may abate when poverty begins touching government employees. In those conflicting circumstances, it would be a good time to be out of the debt system. If the tax system becomes a bottleneck, inflicting poverty could become a bureaucratic free-for-all. Just a recent municipal budget issues have caused weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, so it could be in the Federal structure. It is in those conditions that the debt system goes on the hunt, devouring wealth and pillaging the countryside.
The public and private debt load will certainly devour wealth wherever it may be found. The trap is already sprung and and poverty is being dispensed, daily. reports of system failures and the resulting upgrades to handle the increased caseload are alarming. People are now personally experiencing inflicted poverty. We now see that, regardless of available “liquidity”, the private debt supply has contracted. The terms of the transaction are not being considered by most people. We have been warned for millenia that debt is dangerous. The United States is living by debt. The deception is that it is a living death. Is there any good reason for maintaining the debt system? At this point, nothing but poverty and increased obligation is being delivered. That people are standing in line to receive financial injury, defies rational explanation.
Labor regulation is another line that people stand in to get a horse – whipping. Before labor conditions run their course in inflicting poverty, the nightly news should be filmed in black and white. People would think that it was an instant replay of the 1930s. Labor played the debt game, as long as it lasted. The best that labor unions do today is negotiate surrender and supervise the distribution of poverty. Unless people want to hang in there for a beating, they must search for more independent economic models. Succumbing to the debt system is financial suicide.
Describing the debt system, in separate components, is difficult enough. When considered within all of it’s mechanisms operating simultaneously, the details become overwhelming. Compounding the gravity of the situation is the history of fiat currency. At different times, in different places, refusal to accept the paper carried the death penalty. Yes, banks commit acts of war and injustice against free people who refuse to transact with them. The selectivity of the poverty system has displayed amazing variety in applications. From real estate mortgage red-lining to discounted interest rates currying political favor, private banks have always been the influence behind public policy. We see how fiat currency destroys any semblance of moral certainty. Where no standards exist, there is no security. In this regard, the public trust has been broken and the United States has failed as a commercial entity. The assets are being liquidated and whatever we possess is thrown in the global yard sale. The sooner we see this paper bailout and promised recovery as a stalling technique, the sooner we can escape it. The consequences of inaction are at the least, miserable ans at the worst, fatal. Parasites don’t become gentler with time. Eventually, the host becomes victim and food.
A very important aspect of the debt system is that people are at the mercy of agreements they know nothing about. The concept of “my” job no longer exists. Since property rights are so limited by agreed considerations, no one really owns anything, outright. Future emergencies may drastically alter the terms of possession and use of property. The examples set in other countries bring a shocking warning to the U. S. With taxes and usage fees climbing at alarming rates, the idea of value added taxes surface, from time to time. As vile and invasive the thought of paying for property repeatedly, for the “privilege of using it is, legislatures still toy with the idea.With the possibility of international financial pressures bringing devaluation and currency collapses, no individual circumstance is safe. Real money sets the standards. The debt game flirts with disaster. With any commodity supply crisis, the global debt bubble could implode and consumer prices inflate out of reach, very quickly. The arbitrary and rebellious regulatory systems would instantly be powerless. The cascade of food and energy shortages would spread overnight poverty, in compliance with natural Law. The emergency response would be as frightening as anything seen in the last century. Officially administered poverty would become standardized, throughout the world. The mechanism for accomplishing that sweeping change already exists in the for of international financial regulation. One more step into Global Socialism has been taken. In these times, the same priorities that saw people through hard times in the past, hold true, today. Water, food and shelter, in that order are the survival requirements that no fiat currency system has ever guaranteed. We never want to be so desperate that we are reduced to eating grass and tree bark. By making better choices, we may be able to avoid those hardships. We certainly don’t want to be refugees in a Federal labor camp.
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