EISENHOWER QUOTE…

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953

Supreme Court v. Gay Americans

Supreme Court v. Gay Americans

I mean, REALLY…Who in hell CARES a WIT what the Supreme Court or any other body within this corporate-owned, corporate-run (QUICK!! Go look up “Fascism”); Who in their right mind takes Any of them seriously at this point?

This whole FARCE, America (DEMOCRACY…HA!!), including all the DIRTBAGS in the bought-off “Supreme Court” is an utter joke and a total travesty. ANYONE that takes ANY of their, the so-called Justices’, vile, filthy “DECISIONS” seriously must be water-headed.

In case any one truly doesn’t understand, let me spell it out for you right here:

Laws mean absolutely NOTHING here in America when the worst of the worst criminals; yes, including the worst War Criminals since Nazi Germany; When the Criminals blatantly and arrogantly ignore and break every law on the books. And they not only are allowed to simply walk away scot-free, never investigated, never indicted, never prosecuted, never penalized; Hell!! They are given carte blanche to Defraud, to Rape, Pillage and Plunder, Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime!!

So, based on THAT alone, the entire government in this godforsaken failure of a nation, America, yes, including the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and any other quisling in cahoots in this Criminal Empire, is ILLEGITIMATE.

Oh, and if all the criminals are above every law, then so am I; The main difference being, of course, I would get sent to one of the many corporate-owned for-profit GULAGS for any infraction.

Go look up KLEPTOCRACY!! HINT: It means “RULED BY THIEVES.” Narcokleptocracy works too!!

And if you don’t get my point, HERE:

Any and all “laws” that the Supreme Court Justices or any one else “make” that are AGAINST, whether Directly or Indirectly, AGAINST the following:

Humanity, i.e. all living, breathing beings (Oh, FETUSES, one might ask? “Who in HELL do you think you are?!? Just Get the Hell AWAY from ME”);

100% Equality FOR ALL, not just SOME, for ALL;

Justice for all, Rich and Poor alike, BLACK, WHITE, GAY, STRAIGHT.

ANY ONE, including the criminally corrupt “Supreme Court Justices,” that think that they actually somehow have ANY RIGHT, whatsoever, and are delusional enough to really think that it is THEY who can “DECIDE” or “RULE” Against all that I stated above and MUCH MORE.

I, for one, will NEVER obey stupid, barbaric, cruel, unjust, bigoted,
hateful, and by the way, ILLEGAL “LAWS” “decided” by Primitive, Backward-thinking…Neanderthals. PERIOD.

Just Remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr.:

“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”

And:

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of or friends.”

This bullshit, dearies, is not “creeping Fascism.” This IS FASCISM: And If you don’t want to listen to ME, then I’ll simply leave you with a Few Prescient Quotes:

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

– George Orwell

“When fascism comes to America, it will come in the form of democracy.”

~Huey Long

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.”

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

~Sinclair Lewis

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

~ Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864

‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered..'”

~ Thomas Jefferson, 1802

“There are plenty of ugly things about wealth and its possessors in the present age, and I suppose there have been in all ages. There are many rich people who so utterly lack patriotism, or show such sordid and selfish traits of character, or lead such mean and vacuous lives, that all right-minded men must look upon them with angry contempt…

~Theodore Roosevelt

BERNANKE IS A DIRTBAG CRIMINAL

Filthy Criminal Ben Bernanke

How to Rule and Other Protracted Essays On Thought Control

How to Rule:

1.  Keep the overwhelming majority of the population focused on carefully-crafted delusions, most notably effective is the oft-used and totally contrived “Left” versus “Right” paradigm;

2.  Feed the population, constantly and consistently, outright lies and complete fabrications, all whilst totally convincing population, through any form of trickery, Convince population to believe things that are simply NOT TRUE;  LIES.

3.  Use so-called buzz words (such as “God,” “Guns, “Patriotism,” “American [Exceptionalism]” etc., etc.), while simultaneously using fear tactics (“Terrorism,” “Communism,” “Fascism,” etc., etc.) in order to prop up or legitimize all conspired-confabulations;

4.  No matter what, ADAMANTLY DENY ANY AND ALL FACTS;  CONVINCE people that each of their now-strenuously-held “beliefs” (which actually, in reality, are delusions based on outright deceit, LIES) convince the people that their “beliefs” are TRUE, RIGHT, RATIONAL and WORTH FIGHTING FOR;

5.  Blatantly pit separate groups of people against each other, heavily using all media, in order to keep each group insanely confused, hysterical and belligerent with increasingly irrational fear(s), as they become more and more preoccupied with their delusions and self-righteousness;

6.  Feed the fire: Instill hugely inflated Sense of Rightness (self-righteousness) through wholly-manufactured “evidence;”  This particularly useful form of trickery, by the way, is often found disguised as religion, in which any one will do;

7.  Merely repeat the words “GOD,” “GUNS,” etc. etc. Ad Infinitum

And, with that, the Amoral robber barons have their whole voting base:  an utterly deluded, insanely confused and totally brainwashed population, busily fighting tooth and nail directly against themselves and against their own self-interests, liberally fed with deliberate and outright lies and wildly inflammatory rhetoric.

The good news, however, is that TRANSPARENT OPPRESSION is NEVER FOREVER.  NOT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD…Even here in “FREEDOM-LOVING,” “GOD-FEARING,” [WAR-MONGERING, GUN-TOTING] AMERICA…

On Balzac…
I now know beyond any doubt whatsoever that, as Balzac wrote, “Behind every great fortune, there is CRIME.”

These cretinous billionaire “people” should be tarred, feathered, paraded around in dunce caps and handcuffs, and then summarily and unceremoniously EXECUTED, preferably HANGED, in a public square.  They are, each and every one of these CRIMINALS, the true dregs of society;  They offer nothing at all of value; Rather they suck away at society and everyone that crosses their vile, reprehensible paths.

As for Obama, I say to him:  Listen up, MAN…If you don’t hold the criminals accountable for their CRIMES, your precious “Legacy” will be pilloried by the FACT that YOU, SIR, are a LYING DEMON, cut from the very same cloth as your buddies in the Banks and on Wall Street that bankroll you.

Furthermore, you are, without any doubt, to quote Cornell West now,
“A black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”

To further quote West on Obama, “And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.”

What a Disgraceful TRAVESTY.

Christina Marlowe

Ruled by Psychopaths
Christina Marlowe

Psychopaths (alternately Sociopaths) have utterly no conscience.  Indeed, they will do absolutely anything under the sun to advance themselves in their narcissistic self interest, all with utterly no regard for any one else.

Sound familiar?  It should!!  They run our government;  And they actively pass legislation for fewer and less regulations, all designed so that they have NO rules to follow, NO obligations to honor, NO accountability whatsoever.  And we, the voters, have let this happen.  In fact, Deep-Seated Character Disorders and other Dangerous Personality/Character Defects are now Pre-Requisites for Politicians!!

Obscene Greed, Pathological Lying, Impudent Cheating, Blatant Thieving and Outright Hypocrisy is the NORM today!!  Whether Left, Right or Center,  the Pathologically Ambitious Psychopaths, whether in Politics or in Business, will stop at nothing;  They truly do believe that they are indeed Entitled to run the entire world.   And, witness, having written all the laws over the last three and a half decades, they’ve ensured that there are no rules to follow, no legal obligations to honor, no recourse for anyone if they get trampled, and left to run amok.

The Psychopaths who’ve been HANDED the HELM,  are nothing but a bunch of greedy, stingy, covetous, power-mongering and totally AMORAL people.  NONE of these people CAN be TRUSTED. And, left unchecked as it is, there are NO boundaries at all for Psychopaths.

Politicians–those whom so fervently seek “control” over others–and I directly blame every last rotten one of them–They are so out of touch and out of control in every conceivable way;   Life, it seems, has become nothing but a game;  The power, the money, the fame;  And whatever else they are constantly, pitifully, eternally and insatiably striving to attain.

But there is no foundation for these people;  No scruples, No sense of basic decency, No moral compass, No knowledge, No Awareness…of anything really, except their own insane and insatiable desires. There is absolutely nothing good about them and they offer society nothing. Indeed they unseeingly ruin the entire world.

America the Kleptocracy:

Kleptocracy means ruled by thieves;  the corporations have well-paid lobbyists who are devoted full time to passing legislation that solely benefits the corporate titan;  they pass legislation for fewer and less regulations so that they have no rules to follow, no obligations to honor, no accountability whatsoever.

So, just when did it all go so wrong? And just why is it that these people, both controlling industry and in our government, why don’t these people just do what is RIGHT, FAIR and HONEST?  It really isn’t that difficult, yet the fact of the matter is that obscene greed, pathological lying, cheating, stealing, whoring, thieving…and the unbelievably blatant hypocrisy is the norm amongst most politicians, whether Left or Right, the top echelons (CEOs, CFOs, etc.) of almost all corporations, and the lobbyists for the special (corporate) interests.

It is abundantly clear, after more than thirty years of DEREGULATION, that people simply CANNOT be TRUSTED.  It is also quite evident that, left unchecked as it is, there are no boundaries at all with these people. Those with ghastly wealth are indeed either directly in cahoots with, or are in fact those with dangerous power.  None of them even live among any of us, really; further, they apparently don’t care at all. About any one or anything but themselves, their own self interests and mind-boggling covetousness, as if to say, “I have mine and I want it all; To hell with the rest of you.” Like a two year-old totally undeveloped and bratty, spoiled child who has never been taught to share.

So, Have we in fact been duped by a bunch of sociopaths? Because these people display absolutely no conscience at all. So when did it start going so wrong? I do believe that it did start under Ronald Reagan and his “greed is good” mentality and his ambitions to DEREGULATE ALL INDUSTRY.

And with all the totally reckless and utterly ruinous deregulation of every industry, i.e. no rules to follow, no legal obligations to honor, no recourse for anyone if they get trampled–and we are ALL getting trampled (Actually, I feel as if I am being RAPED REPEATEDLY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT), and left to run amok by, really, a bunch of greedy, stingy, totally AMORAL people who sold their souls to the DEVIL itself!!  We can all see the results.

Conclusion: People cannot and SHALL NOT be trusted; Trusted especially to be good samaritans on good faith; It is pretty clear to me that we, as a nation, must FORCE them to follow and obey some basic rules of conscience. I do truly believe that the entire government, along with the institutionalized parasites whom cling to it’s teat year after year, is fundamentally and systemically diseased; Only by raising it entirely and completely, starting from the level, will affect the systemic change that we so desperately need.

Most Urgent Goal, In My Opinion:
The first and most urgent GOAL, in my opinion, is to THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE, immediately INDICT, painstakingly PROSECUTE, and IMPRISON for Life…THE CRIMINALS!!! Oh, and forcibly yank every last bit of their ill-gotten gains, ie. all mansions, all yachts, all on and off-shore accounts, every last dime, Repossess it ALL from the CRIMINALS.

If and only if THAT happens, can any of us go about restoring some semblance of law and order, basic civility, a measure of justice for ALL.

The fact of the matter is that, as it stands, the U.S. Department of Justice, along with any and all other law enforcement agencies, do absolutely NOTHING; In fact, the habitual, serial Felons, the criminals, get FULL Pardons, Full ASYLUM, right here in America; None are ever investigated, indicted, prosecuted or punished. In fact, each of them are ABOVE ALL LAWS.

And Just Remember: It was President Obama that clearly stated that he would not get involved in prosecutions of these (war crimes and financial terrorism) crimes; He said, “I want to look forward, not go backward.”

Well, I say to him, I want to move forward by upholding both the U.S. laws and the world’s laws. If we continue to totally ignore SERIOUS CONSTANT crimes and the criminals walk away Scott-free every time, it only gives both the criminals and the would-be criminals license to behave as if they’re above the law. And lo’ and behold;  That is precisely how they conduct themselves.

Decade after decade, rampant and blatant high crimes, i.e. Fraud, Scheme to Defraud, Financial [Elder] Abuse, etc., among elected government officials, right along with the uber-wealthy whom run the Mega-Banks and the Corporate Empires, the crimes continue to grow worse and worse here in America.

As I look on in utter disbelief, as political events unfold both here in America and around the world, a rather clear pattern emerges:  Not one of these political and/or corporate powerhouses is EVER prosecuted for breaking ANY laws, whether U.S. laws or international laws.  And make no mistake, these laws that these apparent “untouchables” brazenly, cavalierly and CONSTANTLY break, are very, very serious laws; Laws for which WE OURSELVES would go to jail.  Fraud, scheme to defraud, elder abuse, profiteering, WAR CRIMES;  the list goes on forever.

Again and again, year after year, I see these filthy bastards breaking every single law on ANY and EVERY book, and STILL not ONE of them is EVER held accountable!!  FOR ANYTHING!!

One of the most glaring and recent examples without a doubt is the Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, WAR in Iraq. And, of course, all the other clansmen that get away with MURDER.  Not only is this incredible;  it is also unforgivable. And as the “Free” “Press” is 100% Corporate-controlled, NONE ever touches the REAL issues, nor do they follow through on ANY truth.

Fundamental Question:

Why is it that so many people cannot see basic facts and fundamental truths?  And why can’t the media state things as such?  Indeed just one most obvious and glaring example is this:  In eight short yet disastrous years, George W. Bush, along with his fellow clansmen, did in fact succeed in thoroughly decimating not just the United States’ economy, but indeed the entire global economy. In FACT, every time the Republicans get their stranglehold on America, they do ruin everything while they blame the Democrats, the Liberals, the Progressives and all other groups that try belatedly and often in vain to fix their, the Republicans’, dire messes from their own twisted, hypocritical, wrongheaded, and tried-and-failed policies and philosophies which have proven repeatedly, to utterly fail the general populace, i.e. the now-huddled-masses, as a direct result of pure, unfettered, unrestrained–unregulated–corporate and political greed and ghastly corruption therein;  And these people STILL, despite all of these atrocious facts, they do still continue to proselytize deregulation and laissez faire economic policies. So, is it that these people are so stupid as to have utterly no insight whatsoever, no basic, fundamental knowledge of history (or anything else for that matter (to wit, neo-celebrity Sara Palin), or is it that these people are simply thieving, unthinking, pathological, lying cogs that do nothing other than spread outright lies, or, as the press likes to euphemize, “misinformation,” as they simply clog up society as they literally ruin the world?  Maybe a bit of both!!  How charming!! The best part of all is that people just keep on voting for them, year after diabolical year.  Do you know why?  Obama once had it right:  In the name of Guns, Religion and their mind-bendingly hypocritical definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.”  Oh, and don’t forget the “god-given” “rights” to own high-powered assault weapons…

Christina Marlowe

And Finally, dear Editor, While I do appreciate your obvious efforts and I am altruistic to your cause, I am afraid that It’s all too little, too late.

History merely repeats itself.  The Corporate Takeover of our government, indeed of the entire globe, is complete. We the people either allowed it to happen because the indisputable fact is that most people are delusional to the point of sheer oblivion, or this, our world today, is merely what extinction of an entire species looks like at the tertiary stage;  I mean, first believing and then voting for the same criminals and sociopaths decade after decade.

Full-Scale Revolution is the ONLY thing left at this point;  The more distant future, however, what with considering the depletion of most resources necessary for the species’ survival, coupled with the unstoppable exponential overpopulation of the earth, it’s all too little, too late…The Idiot-Primates who really do think that they run this wretched little show are just common street whores and criminals; They will all get exactly what is coming to them, Karmically speaking.

In my view, it’s ALL too late, but I will still devotedly work to my very own demise to see the exceptionally Rapacious Primates, or, um, the CRIMINALS, ACTUALLY PROSECUTED for their unspeakable crimes. And then, full-Scale Revolution is the ONLY thing left at this point

And now I shall enclose just one more of my personal observations below, for your certain delight:

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This is an overall observation on the decline of human civilization. America is first, as usual; all other nations eventually follow it, straight down into the burning, fiery, cavernous pit of hell or, in an atheist world, extinction. This phenomenon that we are witnessing strikes me as quite similar to the major snafu by the Blue Angels one year in one of their air shows wherein the lead pilot miscalculated and, consequently, within a mere microsecond, the synchronization was irreparably ruined and each pilot that followed the lead pilot, went straight into the ground, each to their immediate deaths. Every single one of them.

As I see it painfully clearer all the time, one of my more startling conclusions about humans and human societies, is that what once had been just basic, general so-called human intelligence (nothing more, nothing less), basic human intelligence has nearly totally morphed, disintegrated and self-annihilated. It’s the oddest thing. What was once considered “basic” by most standards, has been usurped completely by Abject Stupidity. Furthermore, at this…Stupidity’s core…at it’s very foundation, it is a Stupidity so fundamentally base, so vile, so virulent, in it’s disease-like spreading and infectious qualities that, I do believe, it, this…Stupidity…has bred itself into a true, and perhaps even permanent, genetic mutation. It seems quite similar to the ongoing progression of the comorbid epidemics of obesity and diabetes. This current strain of, I’ll just call it “Viral Stupidity,” and I’ll now invent a new word here, “Stupidification,” the positive Stupidification of a whole race, i.e. the human race, is what I think will bring down the entire [godforsaken] species.

Curiously, I do conclude with relative certainty that Pathological Liars and Amoral Sociopaths comprise the overwhelming majority of the tiny ruling class; the ship of Errant Fools, on the other hand, are the astonishingly ignorant true believers, the Total Idiot Population. It is well-known, for example, at least by my own self, that outright lies, blatant and intentional trickery and casual deceit is the overarching rule…certainly not the exception. And in the constant bombardment of outlandish fabrications, preposterous confabulations, totally and intentionally false information, does serve the ruling criminal class by utterly stupefying it’s population; This bombardment baffles and utterly stymies the idiot class; the incredible and outright denial of facts and denial of actual reality has become the new “reality.” This confounding yet hysterically amusing phenomenon, I argue, has indeed been inbred to the point of a Total Idiot Population, (TIP hereon).

Plus, this devolution does not stop there. Moronic behavior, infantile narcissism, along with severely retarded Idiot-thoughts, are all traits now actually oddly revered and shamelessly bandied about in public. As an added part in this “stupidification” process, the TIPs who really shine, the ones that are so unbelievably stupid that they stand out hugely from the General Idiot Population (or GIP), on top of their bewildering stupidity, they are “rewarded” with sudden heaps of money thrown at them; when this happens, things really turn crazy: the unforgivably stupid people then willingly roll around in their own filthy…lucre…right in front of numerous cameras, as they proudly display their irredeemable brainlessness and now-complete imbecility for the entire world to see.
And then it’s the Japanese; and then everyone else, right on down the line; they all try their idiot-best to emulate the American idiots, to imitate them just like would monkeys.

And there is the human race. Right into oblivion. Squandered completely. Oh, and don’t forget the Idiot-American pastime, where there’s always bunches of felons throwing around some ball in a court or field, usually whining, acting like spoiled brats, bleating and moaning…generally just gigantic, overgrown really, totally undeveloped infant-men. Infant-men with very large…complexes.

In any case, there really are very few exceptions. The whole thing is a hideous spectacle as I watch the brains of an entire species devolve into nothing more than seeping MUD. Right before my very eyes. I must admit that the whole situation does occasionally drive me to drink, sometimes heavily.

CHEERS!!

Christina Marlowe

Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage? My Thoughts On the Matter:

I mean, REALLY…Who in hell CARES a WIT what the Supreme Court or any other body within this corporate-owned, corporate-run (QUICK!! Go look up “Fascism”); Who in their right mind takes Any of them seriously at this point?

This whole FARCE, America (DEMOCRACY…HA!!), including all the DIRTBAGS in the bought-off “Supreme Court” is an utter joke and a total travesty. ANYONE that takes ANY of their, the so-called Justices’, vile, filthy “DECISIONS” seriously must be water-headed.

In case any one truly doesn’t understand, let me spell it out for you right here:

Laws mean absolutely NOTHING here in America when the worst of the worst criminals; yes, including the worst War Criminals since Nazi Germany; When the Criminals blatantly and arrogantly ignore and break every law on the books. And they not only are allowed to simply walk away scot-free, never investigated, never indicted, never prosecuted, never penalized; Hell!! They are given carte blanche to Defraud, to Rape, Pillage and Plunder, Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime!!

So, based on THAT alone, the entire government in this godforsaken failure of a nation, America, yes, including the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and any other quisling in cahoots in this Criminal Empire, is ILLEGITIMATE.

Oh, and if all the criminals are above every law, then so am I; The main difference being, of course, I would get sent to one of the many corporate-owned for-profit GULAGS for any infraction.

Go look up KLEPTOCRACY!! HINT: It means “RULED BY THIEVES.” Narcokleptocracy works too!!

And if you don’t get my point, HERE:

You do not get my point. HERE:

Any and all “laws” that the Supreme Court Justices or any one else “make” that are AGAINST, whether Directly or Indirectly, AGAINST the following:

Humanity, i.e. all living, breathing beings (Oh, FETUSES, one might ask? “Who in HELL do you think you are?!? Just Get the Hell AWAY from ME”);

100% Equality FOR ALL, not just SOME, for ALL;

Justice for all, Rich and Poor alike, BLACK, WHITE, GAY, STRAIGHT.

ANY ONE, including the criminally corrupt “Supreme Court Justices,” that think that they actually somehow have ANY RIGHT, whatsoever, and are delusional enough to really think that it is THEY who can “DECIDE” or “RULE” Against all that I stated above and MUCH MORE.

I, for one, will NEVER obey stupid, barbaric, cruel, unjust, bigoted,
hateful, and by the way, ILLEGAL “LAWS” “decided” by Primitive, Backward-thinking…Neanderthals. PERIOD.

Just Remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr.:

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of or friends.”

This bullshit, dearies, is not “creeping Fascism.” This IS FASCISM: And If you don’t want to listen to ME, then I’ll simply leave you with a Few Prescient Quotes:

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

– George Orwell

“When fascism comes to America, it will come in the form of democracy.”

~Huey Long

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.”

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

~Sinclair Lewis

“The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

~ Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864

‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered..'”

~ Thomas Jefferson, 1802

“There are plenty of ugly things about wealth and its possessors in the present age, and I suppose there have been in all ages. There are many rich people who so utterly lack patriotism, or show such sordid and selfish traits of character, or lead such mean and vacuous lives, that all right-minded men must look upon them with angry contempt…

~Theodore Roosevelt

 

State of Affairs, 2011:

Well, by now it seems that it truly does not matter at all who is installed in this U.S. government. Every Puppet-Administration, whether Democrat, Republican, are used as a mere distraction; An intentional diversion away from the ongoing and highly successful collaboration among thieves to continue their goals to commit Mass Fraud and to freely Plunder anything left of the already ravaged earth (extracting by theft ALL remaining natural resources). Any and Every tool, dupe, pimp, quisling installed in any Administration will do what ever they are told by the real Power Brokers: The Trillionaires, The Robber Barons, the Tycoons.

Each administration has followed, in lock-step, the ongoing and thorough DEREGULATION of every single industry, along with the ongoing Privatization of ALL previously public sectors. Mitt Romney, for instance, is just another clueless Figurehead; He, like Obama, will do exactly whatever he’s told: More Deregulation and Privatization, and More Tax Cuts for the Uber-Wealthy. Yes, DEREGULATION is the same as giving an Idiot-Child a Machine Gun.

But alas, there may be HOPE yet!! Both Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt succeeded in breaking the stranglehold of Corporate Monopolies, first through Theodore’s aggressive anti-monopoly and anti-trust legislation; And later by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s responsive counter to the big banks’ destruction, the Depression-era Glass-Steagal Act, among other critical Regulatory reforms. They were both aware and Altruistic and Decent enough to take these critical measures and more, all directly against the bitter opposition and the fervent protests by the Ruling tycoons of the day.

FDR also knew very well that, and I’ll quote him now, “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”

Today, everything that so many people in this country have struggled long against and fought for HARD, sometimes even to their very own demise, Everything that has been fought for long and hard over many years, Voting Rights for Black men, Women’s Suffrage, the Civil Rights movement, Worker’s Rights, Unions; all of these “basic” and “fundamental” Rights, brutally and violently opposed by the Ruling Classes, were fought for to produce and ensure a robust middle class; and to create and maintain a rudimentary measure of a more Fair and Just system for all, Rich and Poor alike. Today, every organized effort, every life lost in pursuit of Fairness and Justice for all, has been thoroughly erased and intentionally destroyed. And WE the people, the hoodwinked, the lulled, the complacent, the lazy, have let it all happen. And now the Corporate takeover of the United States and of the entire world is complete.

But Fear NOT: Theodore Roosevelt was a wise and prescient man; He said the following inspiring words:

“Corporation cunning has developed faster than the law of nation or state. Corporations have found ways to steal long before we have found that they were susceptible to punishment for theft. But sooner or later, unless there is a season of readjustment, there will come a riotous, wicked, murderous day of atonement…. These fools on Wall Street think that they can go on forever! They can’t!”

So, with ALL of the stark and obvious warnings over the last four decades, having been totally IGNORED by most of the citizenry, THIS is the FINAL wake up call. They’ve DONE IT!! And we’ve indeed reached the point of no return; Unless and until an Enormous and Global Realization, a TRUE AWAKENING, occurs across this country, across this world, We are DOOMED.

Excerpt from Buckminster Fuller’s “The Grunch of Giants”: Heads or Tails We Win, Inc.–further thoughts on monopolistic corporations that are protected as persons

Heads or Tails We Win, Inc.

Corporations are neither physical nor metaphysical phenomena. They are socioeconomic ploys—legally enacted game-playing—agreed upon only between overwhelmingly powerful socioeconomic individuals and by them imposed upon human society and its all unwitting members. How can little humans successfully cope with this greatest of all history’s invisible Grunch of nonhuman Giants? First of all, we humans must comprehend the giants’ games and game-playing equipment, rules and scoring systems. But before we can comprehend their game-playing, we must study the history and development of giants themselves.

One of my many-years-ago friends, long since deceased, was a giant, a member of the Morgan family. He said to me: “Bucky, I am very fond of you, so I am sorry to have to tell you that you will never be a success. You go around explaining in simple terms that which people have not been comprehending, when the first law of success is, ‘Never make things simple when you can make them complicated.'”

So, despite his well-meaning advice, here I go explaining giants.

In addition to the B.C. David and Goliath theme, we have the A.D. 800 story of Roland (Childe Roland), legendary son of Charlemagne’s sister Gilles. There are many poetical chronicles of young Roland’s enfances (a very young person’s heroic exploits), such as vanquishing giants—one named Ferragus and another Eaumont. From the eighth to the seventeenth century,
many variations of the story occur, published in Latin, Italian, French, and English.

Much esteemed in Italy, Roland was known there as “Orlando Furioso”—the order of the name’s first two letters is reversed from ro to or—as immortalized in the A.D. 1502 poem by Ludovico Ariosto.

The first comprehensive chronicling of Roland was written in Latin by Turpin, Archbishop of Reims, before A.D. 800. Roland (or Orlando) is mentioned by Dante in hisParadiso and is the subject of songs sung at the Battle of Hastings in the Chanson de Roland (c. A.D. 1100). Shakespeare
mentions him in King Lear.

With the advent of radio and television, the children’s Mother Goose-type storybooks of yesterday have been progressively abandoned. Few people today are familiar with the thousand-year-old story of the roaring of the giant as Roland approached his tower:
“Fee-fie-fo-fum/ I smell the blood of an Englishman/
Be he alive/ Or be he dead/ I’ll grind his bones/ To make my bread.”

Supreme horse-mounted monarchs in the days of Roland could and did award vast hunting and farming lands to their horse-mounted blood kin and military henchmen, who together hunted their lands and had them cultivated by on-foot, tithe-paying tenant farmers.

In ancient North China a new kind of giant had developed long, long before Roland’s time a three-component-parts giant, i.e., the little man, with a club, mounted on a horse—who could and did overwhelm the big, onfoot, tribe-leading shepherd. This new composite giant, the horse-mounted bully, could divert to his sole advantage as much as he wanted of the life-support
productivity of the on-foot peasantry.(Pa ys = land; ped = foot = ped ant = pa ys antry = peasantry = combination of on the land and on foot = pa y of lands = pa of patriot = paof pagans = patois = po-gan, pa-gan peasantry.)

The horse-mounted, clubwielding bully asserted—as do the twentieth-century racketeers—that he owned the land on which the shepherds were grazing their sheep or the farmers were growing their crops.

There was no way in which the shepherd could realistically contradict the bully. Each night, many of the shepherd’s sheep disappeared until the shepherd agreed to “accept” the horse-mounted bully’s “protection.” This was the origin of “property.” The most powerful amongst the leaders of gangs of horsemen became the emperor.

The emperor rewarded his henchmen with deeds to the land in proportion to the deeds at arms they performed for him.

There is no historical record of religion founders who have been so bold as to assert that God had deeded land to anyone. History shows that religious leaders have, however, frequently complied with their king’s instructions to plant a cross or other symbol of God’s approval of their king’s
sword-accomplished vast lands-seizure and ownership-claiming.

Over thirty thousand years ago, these prehistoric horsemounted “landowners” began expanding their territory northwardly and westwardly beyond the Himalayas into Mongolia and then ever westward into Europe.

Also, starting at least thirty thousand years ago, South Pacific islanders and south and northeast continental Asians came to the West Coast of North, Central, and South America from the Orient by rafts swept along by the Japan Current. Many if not most of the rafted Southeast Asians colonized the West Coast of the Americas and islands of the east Pacific. The current then returned some of the rafters to Southeast Asia, as Thor Heyerdahl demonstrated with his raft Kon-Tiki. This circum-Pacific ovaling of the Japan Current raft-travel outlined the Polynesian world within which was spoken a commonly based language. The Polynesians became the world’s water people. Polynesia comprised more than one-quarter of the planet Earth. The great West Coast mountain ranges and deserts slowed both the North and South American coastal, raft-landed colonists’ eastward migrations. Landed at many North and South American coastal points from Alaska to Chile, these raft-landed Polynesians separated into many groups as they moved eastward over many routes to both North and South America, to become known as the American Indians.

As water people, the Indians assumed that the “Great Spirit” (not an anthropomorphic God) gave them fishing, hunting, and cultivating rights, but never ownership of land. Obviously, to them, only the Great Spirit could own the land. Centuries later the Indians thought they were selling the Europeans only fishing and hunting licenses, not property rights. These were water people. No sailor can think realistically of “owning” a specific area of the ever transforming oceanic waters. Many pirates tried vainly to do so.

We have, historically, two prime, oppositely directed world-encirclings, both starting about thirty thousand years ago: (1) from the Orient via water, eastbound from Southeast Asia, and (2) westbound via land from northeast Asia. Mastery of all the sea finally went to one landbased nation after another.

Millennia after the first club-swinging Oriental horseman claimed land ownership, the man on the horse westbound from the Orient to Europe became helmeted and armored in metal. Due to the horses’ weight-carrying limit and the penalty of weight on the horses’ speed, the most effective of the horse and armored riders was, like the present-day jockey, the wiry, strong, little man. Inspection of the European museums’ armor discloses the diminutive size of the most successful knights. The main significance of what we are learning is that, to the man on foot, the horse-mounted and armed men became a new and formidable “giant.”

Because the armored knight required many helping hands to mount him and maintain his horses and arms, he had to have their goodwill and support lest his helpers overwhelm him when dismounted and encased in his armor. As a consequence, the little, wiry man in horsemounted armor frequently became the champion of traveling bands of the little people. The little armored knight was more maneuverably effective than the armored giant when the latter’s multifolded weight overburdened his mount.

As a special consequence of this trending, we have the nongigantic, successfully armored King Arthur’s Round Table Knights, who used their mounted and armed might to rectify wrongs wrought against people by local bullies and clumsily armored, horse-mounted landowners.

Arms, armor, precious stones, skins, furs, fabrics, spices, incense, hand-looms, and other hand-tools were the principal goods traded in Roland’s time. Gold, silver, and pewter served as money. Trading was accomplished on foot, on the backs of animals, or on river-borne small craft. The land of the overlord was the principal wealth.

Squads of armed horsemen could protect caravans of goods-carrying horses, camels, and elephants along with human bearers. These caravans could transport the initially culture-evolved riches of the Orient westward to the ever more westwardly advancing frontiers of humanity, where the newly powerful cultures could acquire the historically recognized appurtenances of Oriental courts of power.

A new kind of wealth-making occurs historically with the invention and development of stoutly and heavily keeled, ribbed, and planked, high-seas-keeping, deep-bellied, and, in much later times, cannon-armed sailing ships.

These great ships were built in vertical shorings. Their
keels were laid upon heavy wooden cross-ties and blocked against premature sliding.
These cross-tie “ways” led down very gently sloped banks into the harbor’s deep waters. When the ships’ hull was completed and watertight, the cross-tie ways were greased and the blockings mauled out from under the ship. Gravity slid the ship swiftly seaward, maintaining its vertical balance long enough to plunge it deck-side-skyward into the water.

After launching, the ship was floated progressively into a succession of wooden crane-equipped outfitting docks— the interior decks and bulkheading dock; the chain-plating dock; the mast-stepping dock; the rigging and sail-bending-on dock; the winch-, capstan-, and armaments-installing dock. Finally she sailed away to various lands where superior masts, fabrics, ropes, etc., progressively replaced the original make-do equipment. (World’s best masts from the Pacific Coast of British Columbia; best rope-making fiber from Manila, in the Philippine Islands; best cotton fiber for the sails from Egypt; best teakwood for the decks from Thailand.) It took complete circumnavigation to incorporate the “best in the world” of everything to produce a “gallant” ship—one capable of around-the-world sailing.

It is probable that the first moving-line shipyard in history was established on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. However, the earliest now known militarily secure shipyard is to be found on the Greek island of Milos. It is in a miniature rock-walled fjord, well hidden from enemies by a deep-channeled, curved entrance. On the many rock platforms lining the fjord’s walls, many shipbuilding artifacts were found. The Milos shipbuilding fjord was so well hidden that the Germans used it for their Aegean Sea submarine hideaway during World War II. (The Venus de Milo, now in the Louvre in Paris, came from Milos.)

History’s next great moving-line shipyard is as yet to be found in Venice. So strategically important was the Venice shipyard that it was initially seized by Napoleon early in his campaigning.

Centuries later this progressively moved-forward-andadded-to shipbuilding pattern as yet clearly evidenced in the Venice shipyard became the prototype for all of massproduction industry’s “moving lines.”

The ship was, of course, a tool, but not a craft tool produced by one man. It was an industrial tool, massproducible and operable only by large numbers of highly skilled craftsmen, metalworkers, woodworkers, sailclothmakers, rope-makers, iron chain- and anchor-makers, seasoned sailors, and the coordinated muscle of “all hands.” The merchant ship was a wind-energized industry, a tool that could sail around the world and carry cargoes worth many fortunes to lands not containing the materials brought by the ships, which when integrated with the home-port-occurring materials produced real wealth of increased life-support for more and more people.

The building, rigging, and arming of such vessels and the production of the materials with which to build them, as well as the production of the food and other necessities to feed and clothe all those engaged in the shipbuilding, required an effectively powerful military authority able to command the full-time commitment of the work and skills of the large numbers of humans involved. It also called for the amassing of large sums of negotiable wealth. Preferably the negotiable wealth was in the form of trade-implementing precious metals and jewels, commercially acceptable around the world.

For ages earlier the negotiable wealth had been the efficiently demonstrable products of labor and its produce, the grains and the livestock. Of the latter, the proteinamassed cattle constituted the most concentrated possible yet maneuverable realization of actual life-support wealth. Cattle were put up as collateral for the banker’s loan of gold, silver, and copper coinage. When the voyage was successfully completed, the merchant-ship venturers repaid the banker and paid the banker his “interest” in the form of calves that had been interimly produced by the collateraled cattle. This was called “payment in kind”— kind being the kinder or “children” of the cattle. When bankers eliminated live cattle as collateral and dealt only in gold or silver, there were no gold coins being bred by gold coins as calves had been by cows, so interest was taken out of the capital gold by diminishing the equity of the borrower when he repaid his debt. The banker’s interest was cut out of—that is, deducted from—the depositor’s original “cap”-ital (head of cattle) stake.
 

As I made clear in Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, (Published by E. P. Dutton, 1969.) when the farmer or cattlemen producers of “real wealth” of one hundred forward days of life support each for one hundred people—i.e., one thousand man-days of life-support—deposited their monetary specie equivalent in the bank and the banker loaned it out at 10 percent, it meant that the banker stole one hundred man-days of life support from the farmer depositor instead of providing the farmers the bank-advertised “safekeeping.” The banker could hide this situation by price increase in the profits the banks made by using the depositor’s real wealth units. But the depositor’s dollar could buy him ever less real lifesupport units.

The safe return of the merchant venturer’s ships was so unpredictable as to constitute a capital investment of high risk but also of very high potential gain—most significantly a risk whose rewarding payoff might take several “crop” seasons to realize. The voyage might take several or even many years to complete. These risks in turn could be lessened by insurance.

As a consequence of all the foregoing, a half-millennium after Roland a new and overwhelmingly greater form of invisible seagoing and land-strutting giants appeared on planet Earth. This was a legally contrived, abstract giant —”legal” because the physically uncontradictable “topsword” king decreed it was legal. Having the most favored privileges accorded real humans, the giant, abstract, corporate “man” is inventively created in 1390 in England. (The corporate “human” may have been invented in ancient Babylon to cover the potentates’ voyaging venture, but we have as yet no written record of such.) “His” abstract name is the “Merchant Venturers Society.” This composite man was formed by the king of England with a small group of his very powerful friends, who lorded over their king-deeded vastlands.

By royal prerogative, the venture-financing riskers could not be held liable for any losses of the venture. With limited liability, individuals might sue the company but not the human individuals who underwrote the venture If the enterprise failed and went bankrupt, its shareholders lost their ventured stake but were not to be held responsible in any way for its debts. The creditors of the company were the losers, and not the shareholders. Bankruptcy could reflect no credit stigma upon the companies’ shareholders. The shareholders were held absolutely blameless for any misfortunes of their ships’ crew or for damage caused by collision of their ship with another ship. If the ship and its cargo were lost, the shareholders lost their original shares, but no more. As long as the ship operated successfully, the shareholders shared its trading profits

Whether the ship was lost or not, the banker who loaned the gold for the merchant ship’s trading held the life-support-producing lands and their cattle as collateral. Since many voyages ended in disaster, the banker occupied a long-time, steadily profitable position in the overall merchant venturing—and as yet does.

Naturally, the shareholder’s limited-liability advantage, granted by sovereign decree, encouraged a swift expansion of such enterprises.

In 1522 Magellan’s ship demonstrated that the world is not a laterally extended plane off the edge of which a ship might plunge, nor an ocean extended laterally to infinity from which there was no return. Magellan’s ship’s circumvoyaging proved that the Earth is a sphere—a closed system with enormous trade-monopolizing potentials. Laws of the land could not be enforced on the sea. The seagoers were outlaws—privateers or pirateers. The most powerful outlaws became the sovereigns of the ocean sea.

In 1580, Queen Elizabeth was the largest shareholder in Sir Francis Drake’s merchant ship The Golden Hind. Naturally, the queen granted Drake’s venture “legal” freedom from liability. After paying Elizabeth her conspicuously major share, Drake and his other shareholders each realized almost 5,000 percent profit on their risked capital.

Enthusiastic over her Golden Hind venture, in 1600 Queen Elizabeth chartered the limited-liability East India Company. This time the shareholders acquired shares in a fleet of ships, docks, and warehouses in both England and India—not shares in just one ship, as in the earlier “venturing.”

Employing her sovereign power, Elizabeth limited the losses of its chartered riskers to their initial monetary or equivalent capital stakes, while continuing their right to receive their proportional profit dividends for as long as the venturing company might exist—in perpetuity.

Known later in England as “Ltd.” (for “limited liability”), in France as “Societe en Commandite,” in Germany as “Kommanditgesellschaft,” and as “Corporation” under the U.S.A.’s “Inc.” (for incorporated) status, this newborn abstract legal giant was to be treated as a human personality, empowered to do anything humans can do but also accredited to operate as an abstract, legal entity able to enter or leave any nation without a passport. As such it was able to employ millions of people and any amount of money, tools, buildings, and equipment, and to perform its giant acts anywhere about the oceanic world exclusively for the profit in perpetuity only of its shareholders.

When the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S.A. Constitution was passed in the post-Civil War railroad-expansion days, the U.S. Supreme Court required that the individual states grant the corporation all the privileges and protection granted to human citizens. A hundred years later, in 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a corporation had the same rights of free speech as all U.S. citizens.

To allow its corporate bodies to make a colossal new grab, Grunch has ordered its pet puppets to take over the world ocean-bottom resources. As of February 1982, the United States, Britain, France, and West Germany have reached preliminary agreement to bypass the stalled Law of the Sea Conference and proceed with development of seabed mineral resources, the Japanese foreign ministry said. Japan expressed opposition to the agreement—unconfirmed by the four other countries—and said such a program should operate under U.N. auspices. The United States and other developed countries have refused to agree to developing nations’ demands that seabed development be overseen by a U.N. agency dominated by the poorer countries.

The fourteenth-, fifteenth-, and sixteenth-century rulers who instituted and empowered those abstract corporate giants were able to popularize their acts by celebrating the visual wealth of goods it brought to their country and to the political satisfaction of their many citizens. The profit to society was visibly distributed as the goods, services, museums, and public-place rarities the enterprising produced. The shareholders’ dividend checks were invisibly distributed.

With the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, the risk-capital powers backing the “British Empire” became the “Sovereigns of the Seas.” Until that time the high-sea venturers had carried gold and silver as their trading medium. This induced world-around high-seas piracy. The behind-thescenes masters of the British Empire then invented the annual balance of trade” as a world-around bookkeeping system which kept its gold off the seas and instead, after the year-end tallying of the trade interactions, transferred the gold from one country’s London vault to another country’s London vault. This withdrew the gold from the seagoing pirate’s reach. However, it brought many of the pirates into the financial districts of great cities.

Naturally, shareholding in Ltd. enterprise became increasingly attractive as an investment risk, but soon the monetary size of investment required for share participation grew beyond the acquisition means of all but the wealthy. Stock-exchange brokers, for their own convenience, imposed trading only in hundred-share “lots” or “blocks,” which quickly raised the equity-purchasing increments to so great a price that only the very wealthy could any longer participate in such venture-sharing. The capital games’ playing-rules “kept the pikers out,” the original pikers being the on-foot, pike-bearing castle guards.

In the nineteenth century the limited-liability corporate venturing began not only putting its shipyard donkey engines’ steam engines in ships, but also mounting them on steel wheels on rails and powering them out of the shipyards. Thus they began railroading heavy loads inland. This initiated new mass-production industry centers at inland water-power sites. For instance, industrial venturing underwrote water-wheel-driven mass-yardage cottonmill fabric production, preferably in such low-wage-paying countries as India. The annual balance-of-trade accounting brought about many obviously inequitable economic conditions, such as, for instance, India’s burlapbag-makers working for a penny a day. It was the vast profits made on burlap bags so produced which financed the early-twentieth-century expansion of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.A.

Such cotton and woolen fabric production-venturing was logically followed by thread and needles, pins, buttons, and small hardware mass-production moving-line ventures. With the introduction of electricity and the electricity-driven motor, industry began moving-line massproduction of dollar watches, tin cans, safety razor blades, big-city clothing-production sweatshops, then bicycles, then motor cars. In World War I, it introduced steel steamship mass-production; in World War II, transoceanic aircraft mass-production; and, in the “cold,” puppet-nation-waged war (World War III), extraterrestrial travel and transport, and mass-production of invisible mass-killingry potential.

There is a fundamental evolutionary patterning in which, with each new era and phase of technology and social-economic venturing, both the tools and their products get bigger and bigger, and the numbers of humans involved multiplies. A period of doing more with more until a mammoth peak magnitude is attained which is followed by evolutionary production of ever more effective results with ever less pounds of material, ergs of energy, and seconds of time, all of which integrating synergy produces ever more comprehensively effective tools with ever smaller technological artifacts produced by ever fewer unskilled human workers—the 1895 to 1929 model “T” waxing to the 1960s Cadillac limo, then waning to the 1980 Japanese Honda.

For example, trans-ocean traffic brought into use ever more gargantuan ocean liners leading eventually to the five-day-Atlantic-crossing leviathans, such as the 81,000tonQueen Mary and her sister ship the Queen Elizabeth. Using the World War II technology’s new, lightweight, high-strength, saltwater-impervious aluminum alloys in her superstructures the S.S. United States was built to carry the same number of passengers and the same amount of cargo, and to cross the Atlantic at the same speed as the Queen Mary, though weighing only forty-five thousand tons, that is, 55 percent of the weight of the Queens.

These five-day-Atlantic-crossing passenger carriers are now obsolete. In 1961, three jet airplanes outperformed the S.S. United States in carrying capacity, in hours instead of days and at less expense.

In 1980, ever lighter, swifter “liner”-type steamships are being built, but only for luxury cruise ships. For twenty years, these obsolete ocean liners have been progressively replaced by ten-to-thirty ton, one-third-of-aday-transatlantic-crossing jet aircraft.

Another example of the little-to-big-to-little evolution is manifest in the world of mathematical computing. In developing trigonometry and its solution by logarithms, thousand of monks worked for hundreds of years to produce the one-degree tables of sines, cosines, tangents, and cotangents. During the Great Depression years of 1930 to 1936 the British and German mathematicians were hired by their governments in a joint project to calculate the table of functions to a one-minute of arc exactitude. Then came the big post-World War II calculating machines, Univac et al., filling whole university buildings with thousands of thermionic tubes. Then came the tubeless transistor and computers weighing and bulking far less, until we came to printed circuits and “chips” and table-top equipment doing better work than the whole-building-filling equipment. Before all this, I myself spent two pre-calculator or -computer years carrying out the trigonometric calculations for geodesic domes. I had to do so “longhand.” Then appeared seventy-five-pound electric calculating machines, followed by the pocket-size computers with which the trigonometric problems that took me two years of work became solvable in one day by one person.

This process promises within a few years to become so miniaturized and so comprehensively capable as to be the size of a hearing aid, though able to interact with all the world-around computers and able to discern how best to operate our planet, making obsolete the opinions of corporate or government executives.

As mass-capital-venturing flourished after World War I, General Foods Company absorbed many pre-World War I individually owned, independent mass-producers of canned and packaged food. General Electric acquired other successful electrical goods manufacturers. The growth of corporate venture activity was, however, at that time yet identified by unique product categories.

After World War II, “mergers and acquisitions” and outright “takeovers” agglomerated almost all successful industrial capital ventures, regardless of their class of produced goods and services. The great conglomerates found it more profitable, safer, and more credit-powerful to diversify their risking. The successful “biggies” became ever more gargantuan—for example, the Dupont chemical company’s 1981 acquisition of Conoco, America’s ninthlargest oil company, for $7.57 billion, to form the seventhlargest industrial corporation in the U.S. Because many of these conglomerations embraced all the national defense weaponry production, they “legally” qualified for guaranteed government “bailout” should their operation become financially “embarrassed” or debts unmeetable. The U S government’s decade-ago bailout of Lockheed Aircraft or its multibillion-dollar guaranteed loan to private Chrysler Corporation (the government’s military-tank producer) are the current outstanding examples.

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