You of course realize that buried in George W. Bush’s long and boring rhetoric is his point, the point of the globalist elites, that there is no turning back for America, or so they believe, and we have no alternative to their internationalist, globalist economy. Welcome back to fascism.
I believe Amazon’s (Bezos’) model (free cash flow instead of net income) is the new model for the collectivist new world order. Companies of the globalist/collectivist elite will move away from ownership of private property. The economy will be debt-financed as various types of lease structures. The city, the state, the federal government or some tax-free corporation or foundation will own the property, the warehouse, the land, the office building, the mine, the airplane, etc. Realizing that citizens and corporations are resisting the higher taxes that are and would be required to finance further growth of government/government control, and, desiring that growth to continue, the oligarchy will finance further growth of government via free cash flow rather than taxable net income.
For example, a football stadium financed by the common citizen’s taxes/bond, owned by a community and leased to the football team. The name of the stadium or the corporate headquarters will be part of an advertising contract, nothing else. We might as well call all of them Big Brother. The corporation will be able to quickly pick up and move on to another jurisdiction that is willing to offer them more, leaving the Detroits and Pittsburgs and their citizens to clean up the mess…and continue paying the taxes and bonds. The same model has been used for Olympic events for decades with a few exceptions (Los Angeles 1984 and Salt Lake City 2002 reported profits.) The citizens of the Olympic city or country are left holding the bag for decades after the event, before and during which the international elites swept the cash flow into secret bank accounts. Regime change and wars are the hot end of that same stick.
You know, where they go out and bomb people and things.
In short, global collectivists are allowed to game the legal and financial systems to their advantage without regard to the long term interests of the community, though, all the while, their collectivist credo publicly and rhetorically promotes that same community. The laws do not apply to them, as they did not apply to the Clinton Foundation and the Clintons personally benefiting from the sale of U.S. uranium resources to Russia, as they did not apply to Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood, and many other examples. It is a mechanism that enables elites to avoid the traditional, moral, stakeholder responsibility to the communities where they are based, as well as avoiding ownership of private property. The UN states the case. Private property is anathema to collectivists. But private property is where the rubber hits the road. They can walk away from the commons after they have overgrazed it and had their fill, a tragedy left behind and yet another crisis for government bureaucrats to regulate and control. They need to control the commons, but that would be their downfall. Because then they would have to pay for it and take responsibility for it. They never learned the lesson of the failed commons, the tragedy of the commons. Private property versus the tragedy and failure of the commons.
The globalist elites will make demands and those demands lead to more wars and regime changing. They are unable to leave us alone and go in peace.
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You got it.
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Sharing your post in full Bud – great writing!
Seems the Establishment GOP has forgotten WHO mandated the referendum in 2016,
they are next…
Thanks Garrett. Share at will.