“Big government isn’t a problem, it’s those damn corporations”
by Jon Rappoport
January 31, 2014
I know. All our problems come from mega-corporations. That’s it. End of story.
The Surveillance State, for example, knows what brand of paper towel you’re using and whether you put on your left or right shoe first, because “we’re all potential terrorists.” That’s the NSA, which isn’t really part of the government. No. Not really.
NSA may be organized under the Dept. of the Navy, but it’s something different, right?
Well, maybe NSA is part of big government, but it’s an exception to the rule. Or something.
And then we have the FDA, which routinely approves medical drugs that kill, at a conservative estimate, 106,000 Americans a year, which comes out to more than a MILLION deaths per decade. The FDA isn’t really part of big government. No.
Well, it is, but after all, pharmaceutical corporations control the FDA, yes? Those poor earnest victims at the FDA can’t do anything about it. Isn’t it tragic? Those FDA employees, who work for the government and draw a government paycheck, can’t stand up and resist, while millions of deaths pile up.
Poor little victims at the FDA. It’s not their fault. No one should expect them to be honest. They’re under a spell.
Likewise, when the members of Congress (both sides of the aisle) take money from corporations to vote on a bill, when these elected members take a bribe, it’s not their fault. You see, the one who offers the bribe is the criminal, but the one who takes the bribe can’t be blamed. No. He or she is the victim, and we have to sympathize with victims. It’s in the Constitution somewhere. I’m looking for the quote. “The bribe taker is always innocent.” Yes. There it is.
And when a President opens the door to a parade of toxic GMO crops and Monsanto, when he appoints ex-Monsanto people to key federal posts, it’s not the President’s fault. He’s the victim, too. Commander in Chief of all those soldiers, the Dept. of Justice at his beck and call, but he’s the victim. Poor Mr. President. See my tears.
How about the FBI? Is that part of big government? Hmm. Well, yes, I guess so, but these huge agencies, I mean, they aren’t elected, they’re just there.
Oh. Isn’t that a major aspect of what big government means? Unelected?
Remember way back, in the Oklahoma Bombing case, when whistleblower Fred Whitehurst revealed that the FBI lab was a nest of liars and had never really tested materials before concluding (from press reports) that an ammonium nitrate bomb blew up the Murrah Federal Building? Ha-ha. Well, that’s “history,” and history doesn’t count. COINTELPRO doesn’t count, either. Who remembers that?
Then there is the CIA and its various crimes, going way back. You know, overthrowing governments, that sort of thing. The CIA is part of big government last time I looked. Ditto for DHS.
And the Federal Reserve? They’re a special case. They’re private banks but they’re part of big government because big government says so. That’s pretty fantastic.
And wars. Lots and lots of people die. Our government declares wars. The President does, sometimes with the approval of Congress. Sometimes not. But there again, the President is just the victim, he’s surrounded by evil people who make him go to war. Right. He can’t say no. Just can’t say no. Amazing. See, the President really has no responsibility. When he does a good thing, he does it, but when he does a bad thing, it’s other people making him do it. Nice setup.
“Surrounded by evil people, evil corporations, the President had no choice but to send many young Americans to die, to lose arms and legs and eyes…” Sure. Who would expect a President to stand up and say no?
Can’t do it. Just can’t. The man’s a victim, and we weep for him.
“Well, if the President went against the powers-that-be, they’d kill him.”
Bingo. Here’s a little secret: if somehow an honest and honorable person were running for President, he’d be crazy to ignore that possibility. He’d know exactly what he was getting into. Unless he were a complete idiot. And he’d take the ride anyway. He’d take that risk.
Otherwise, why is he in the game? To compromise and bargain away and withdraw from his position as an honest person?
That phrase, “the military-industrial complex,” has two parts. Military and industrial. The military part is government. And they have weapons. But, well, they just cave in when the corporate CEOs come calling.
I could go on, but you get the point.
And in case you’re wondering, in the mid 1990s I launched a boycott of the eight biggest chemical/pesticide/GMO/pharmaceutical companies in the world. So yes, I’m aware of what mega-corporations are doing.
But to say that accusing big government of major ongoing RICO crimes is a DISTRACTION from blaming big corporations…no, that’s not going to fly. Afraid not.
They’re both guilty. Big government and big corporations. Neither one gets off the hook. Not a chance.
So….when the political Left (liberals, progressives) gives the impression big corporations are the problem…and when the political Right (conservatives) gives the impression big government is the problem, they’re both, to put it politely, completely full of shit.
It’s a straight con. Both sides know they’re lying through their teeth.
This country has been sold out and taken down by BOTH big government and mega-corporations, working hand in hand. And yes, banks are corporations, in case you thought I was leaving them out.
Consider this article a run-up to the next Presidential election. You know, Hillary, Jeb, Mitt, whoever. A vote for any of them is a vote for destruction.
Big government, big corporations. Together.
Eyes straight ahead. Salute!
Love it. The biggest government in the history of the world is surrounded by corporations and can’t do a thing about it. Beautiful. I’ve heard a lot of victim stories in my time, some real, some fake, but this one is number one on the chart. With a bullet.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com