I had a grand opportunity on what Paul Edwards calls National Genocide Day. My family was assembled to take part in a turkey give-a-way to the local poor in Watsonville, California, and as a consequence I was able to spout out a lot of what I had just learned from Censored 2017, the annual yearbook from Project Censored. The downside was that I wound up plagiarizing much of their material, but the upside is that my presentation was recorded, which has enabled me to provide you with essential information for activists to tackle our greatest challenges anew. And a way to look at the anti-Trump protests from a fresh perspective.
The American ruling class has long been determined to be a mostly self-perpetuating elite that maintains its influence through policy-making institutions such a the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council, Business Roundtable, the Conference Board, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other business-centered groups and think tanks. These associations have long dominated policy decisions within the U.S. government, and they are relatively unaffected by the kinds of protests that we witness on an ongoing basis; the ones currently in vogue.
Capitalist power elites exist around the world. The globalization of trade and capital brings the world’s elites into increasingly interconnected relationships. In The Transnational…