Corporate Slavery

By Mike Schelstrate

For centuries, the ruling elite worldwide have struggled

with determining the optimal method of obtaining necessary

labor from the lower classes at the least cost in order to

increase their power and profits. In the era of European

royalty, the peasants provided the labor required to maintain

the economy.

The peasants regularly worked until they were exhausted, were not

allowed to own property, and received wages barely sufficient to feed 

their families. This method of generating wealth was not successful

because the oppression perennially generated uprisings against the

rulers. The nineteenth century brought constitutional forms of government

to Western Europe. The illusion of freedom created by elections decreased

the desire of the people to revolt against tyranny. As the middle class emerged,

and eventually became prevalent due to the demands for just compensation

and labor unions, the elite rulers and business magnates continued their

search for new sources of cheap labor.

One result of this search was imposing slavery on races not as advanced

as those of “Civilized” nations. Most notably, African peoples were conscripted

to provide cheap labor for the plantations and sweatshops. Slave trading

became a profitable business. The number of slaves owned calculated

Plantation wealth. Eventually, the greedy landowners discovered that the

requirement to provide food, shelter, and housing for slaves and their families

was cost prohibitive. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham

Lincoln in 1863 ended slavery in the United States. The result of the abolition

of slavery was that the plantation owners were able to procure labor at slave

wages without the need to provide complete sustenance for the laborers and

their families. The former slaves and their families were relegated to living in

shacks and left to fend for themselves.

The Industrial Revolution brought new challenges for procuring labor.

The film “Gangs of New York“ portrayed a sample of the standard of living

imposed on the working class by the new American ruling class. Another example

is the mining towns that cropped up during this era. These were towns owned

and operated by the mine owners. The inhabitants were basically indentured

servants trapped by their interminable debt to the company for the necessities

of life. Slave labor had moved from the plantations to city slums, and their

standard of living may have been even worse than when they had been in slavery.

In the twentieth century, Communism emerged as the latest method of indenturing

the masses. This philosophy was cloaked in the deception that the proletariat

controlled the economy, and everyone shared in the wealth equally. This theory

of course was totally false.  Communist countries quickly generated a ruling

and a working class, and the resultant standard of living for the proletariats

was not much different that that of the peasants or slaves of previous times.

Oppression and tyranny quickly followed to control the workers.

Capitalism and Corporations have devised a new method of slavery under the

guise of the free market system. We are led to believe that we live in a free

economy, and have the right to choose both our profession and employer. If

you examine how our economy really works, you will find that corporations in

a capitalistic society are not very different from the slave owners of the earlier

generations. The social level we are born into generally dictates our profession

and opportunities for employment. In fact, I believe that corporate employment

is no more than a new method of slavery that is even more profitable for the

ruling class. I heard a quote recently from Chairman Mao of China that stated,

“Capitalism is the highest form of Communism”. We have been duped by propaganda

into believing that we have economic freedom, when this is actually far from the truth.

For a short period after the Second World War, the middle class in the United

States made great gains in their standard of living. The heydays of the fifties

and sixties were paragons of the success of the middle class and control over

the greed of the corporations. Unions guaranteed the fair treatment of employees.

Corporations offer pension plans, full medical insurance, and many other benefits.

This rewarding environment was accompanied by large rises in productivity by

satisfied employees that guaranteed the competitiveness of our industries.

By examining how employment is currently controlled by the International

Corporations, you will discover that we now live under the semblance of free

enterprise. As entrepreneurs create new markets, the corporations seize the best

performing small businesses, purchase controlling interest, and transform

these enterprises into subsidiaries of major corporations to meet their level

of mercenary and unfeeling employment standards. Small business is the last

bastion of free enterprise left in this country. These opportunities are quickly

fading due to the restriction of capital and lack of free markets. Over many

years in the work force, I have detected a definite pattern to this progression.

History is replete with examples of a new market created by entrepreneurs willing

to gamble everything for success, only to be swallowed up by major corporations,

with the former executives being the only recipients of just compensation for

their efforts. The corporations them impose their guidelines on these companies,

which commonly consist of layoffs without regard to seniority or performance,

but are usually calculated by cost alone with total disregard for employee rights.

They force employees to sign away all of their rights, and invade the privacy of

employees by conducting intensive background and credit checks. Corporate

executives are not satisfied until all employees are completely conditioned to

accept all unfair measures dictated by management without question.

Unfortunately, the Corporations have been able to corrupt our government

representatives to an extent where these increases in the standard of living

no longer exist. Government regulations and sweetheart deals with major corporate

campaign contributors are  eroding the quality of life of the average American.

The ruling class has emerged once again. The average salary of CEO’s in America

is three times that of any other country. If the Unions are too strong, or the production

costs too high, the Globalists close down the factories and move them overseas

where the employees are paid slave wages. Globalization is the embodiment of

Corporations enhancing their profits. Transferring labor-intensive industries to

countries where they are able to procure labor at a fraction of the cost by bribing

the corrupt government officials is the major goal of globalization, which is actually

another name for imperialism. Purchasing goods from countries that rely on

sweatshops to produce the goods does not generate positive results for the average

consumer in the long run.

The fine art of propaganda and the enhanced ability to control the economy allows

the major corporations to fine-tune their methodology for lowering our standard of

living and converting us into virtual slaves. Most of the population feels that

they are free when actually they are indentured to their jobs. Without regular

paychecks, most people will be destitute in a matter of weeks. This means that

they are willing to do whatever necessary to continue receiving their salary.

Easy credit and commercialism by the media have created a society of mindless

automatons that slave away at their jobs all week just to go out to Target or

Wal-Mart and spend their hard-earned wages on useless gadgets they have been

conned into purchasing by media advertising. This is not freedom. Every time

I watch or listen to the news, I discover stories about how United Airlines is

forcing their Unions to grant concessions in order to continue operating, or

General Electric has laid off another few thousand employees, or Bethlehem

Steel is eliminating their pension Plan benefits to their retired employees. This

duplicity is so transparent I do not understand why the public does not understand

what is being done to them. Each corrupt act of further degradation of the

American worker is bringing us one-step closer to becoming a third world country

similar to Mexico, which is the true plan of the Globalists.

For a short period during the late nineties, the economy was strong enough to lower

the employment rate to a point where skilled workers were actually beginning

to increase their standard of living. Well, the Globalists could not have that.

Alan Greenspan succeeded in smashing this growth by imposing interest rate

increases and shrinking the money supply to the point where all growth came

to a screeching halt. The Corporations had already successfully shut down

manufacturing and eviscerated the Unions to the point where they had no actual

power. Now they decided to impose this same control over the emerging services

and skilled workers. They implemented this measure by controlling the economy

to the point where jobs once again have become scarce. Wages and benefits are

decreasing, and hours worked and productivity are increasing. This directly

translated into higher profits for the poor corporations that have been having

such a hard time making billions for their corrupt shareholders. I find it unbelievable

that they are able to bamboozle the public into believing these obvious lies!

Additional steps to rob the wealth of Americans are being taken by the Globalists.

Corporate scandals like Enron fill the pages of the Wall Street Journal. These

events always end up with the employees paying the price. This can be losing

their live savings in a 401K, or their “guaranteed” pension. One of the recent

scams is the real estate refinancing boom. People are taking equity out of their

homes and spending it to maintain their lifestyle. Alan Greenspan testified

recently that home refinancing is keeping the economy out of recession. What are

these people going to do when they lose their jobs by “Corporate Downsizing”,

and discover that they no longer have any equity in their homes when the real estate

bubble pops? Then the major corporations will repossess their homes for pennies

on the dollar, and the former owners will be left penniless and homeless. This is

a crime against humanity!

Americans need to wake up to this flagrant display of contempt for the working

class. Corporations are assuming control over every aspect of our lives. If we

do not stop this corporate tyranny soon, we all will be owned body and soul by

the same corporations that are taking over our government.













"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins









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There's no good guys to replace the bad guys. It's a human species wide problem: greed and heartlessness over cooperation and compassion. The world is on fire and blood is flowing due to the crazed materialism of the technological animal.  Whatever the supposed political system, it adapts to the primary maxim: slaves everywhere shall serve. To be "spiritual" includes seeing our debased condition: ego, sin, greed. Some pretend that they are civilized and spiritual and project their inner emptiness and unconsciousness unto others, for ex., black folks.  The underclass reflects the overclass. The political battle is spiritual. Everyone must be lifted up. 


On the spiritual challenge:


The White Man in the USA, for one example,  has to know that he has spiritually sinned. He did not honor his fellow Man from Africa,  He chained and enslaved the black man and the black woman and their offspring. The White Man spit on the Black Man and, with superior armaments, enslaved blacks to work in the fields. Whatever Blacks did, they were treated like shit for hundreds of years. They were dishonored by the White Man  The extent of this  is news to the White race living in America,  


The White Man in America spit on God. He did  not honor his  fellow Africans, a race of Man created by the Supreme. He in no more a devil than others but has acted like a Satan by not bowing down to God’s Creation: the Races of Man. The  Black Holocaust in America  has never been acknowledged because pride prevents self-examination.


The Germans, following the Nazi defeat,  were made to see what they had  done to the Jews in their Holocaust . They were made to look at themselves, to see what they had done.  They looked at the horror. They did not deny it. This never happened in the US.


It is spiritually important for American whites  first of all, to suspend for, say, 4 minutes  only, all pre-judgments about others. If there is a strongly held judgment that prevents any of us from us from seeing the “other”  as a sincere  child of God, we lost.  It applies in all directions.  Who can do this? As said, if not know, when?


There must be some awareness and some compassion. Without that, we’re all stuck in shit. It's all related. (IMHO, of course!)




"There must be some awareness and some compassion."



But aren't those the very things that brainwashing, social conditioning, false propaganda and "marketing" is designed to do, "scrum clean" in the first place? Leaving a "Blank Slate" for "the-powers-that-be to write whatever they desire to be there.    

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Originally Posted by sunnubian:

"There must be some awareness and some compassion."



But aren't those the very things that brainwashing, social conditioning, false propaganda and "marketing" is designed to "scrum clean" in the first place? Leaving a "Blank Slate" for "the-powers-that-be to write whatever they desire to be there.    

Yeah and economic centralization destroys local  connections between people. It's hard to see the cross-fire. Hard to know the ways the hyper-greedy enemies of love/awareness operate. I see greed running the show. That makes for a wasteland culture of trivia and unconsciousness.  How many see this set up? See how it manipulates them?   

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