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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.