Have you ever wondered what keeps our economy going? By economy I mean our war economy.
Here in the United States, we live within a full-time war economy, and we have lived within that war economy ever since I’ve been a little boy.
The United States is always at war.
In fact, the United States needs war.
We’re war junkies.
Why is that? And what keeps our war economy going?
There exists an unholy alliance between our corporations, the government, and the media.
Naturally, of course, Corporate America controls the government and the media.
It’s only going to get worse, especially after COVID-19.
Corporate America’s goal is to make obscene profits for its executive officers. They long ago gave up on producing quality products that lasted. They actually couldn’t care less about the quality of the product or customer satisfaction. Now, it’s all about maximizing profits for the top guys.
They maximize their profits by buying up other companies, laying off half the workers and working the other half to death. If possible, they farm out as much labor as possible to Indonesia where they can pay people six dollars a day.
The goal is to increase the profits. When the profits go up, the knuckleheads on CNBC get an erection and start raving about the company. The unenlightened sheep go nuts over the stock. This in turn jacks up the stock price which benefits the CEO who has immorally awarded himself hundreds of thousands of options to buy stock shares for simply doing his job. He accomplish this through board room manipulation.
When the stock price goes up the executives of the corporation make a bundle. The worker doesn’t fare any better, but the executive sure does.
Consequently, it is extremely important that profits always be increasing. It isn’t good enough for a corporation to be making a stable profit for decades. That just won’t do. The corporations need to be constantly increasing their profits. If they don’t, the stock price will drop and the CEO will lose a bundle.
This has fueled the incessant merging of companies in the United States over the past 50 years, which is not a good thing for the people or the country. Competition produces higher quality products.
Since you don’t have true competition anymore, the corporations can fabricate poor quality products that are designed to fail. You can also build in obsolescence by upgrading your product.
But what do you do if those options aren’t available anymore? Well, you have to find a way to increase sales. The best way to increase sales is war.
War is what makes people incredibly rich.
If the United States fights a war in a foreign land, we have to re-create the entire city of Corpus Christi, Texas, a city with a population of about 300,000, wherever that war is being fought.
Everything in the city of Corpus Christi has to be re-created. I mean everything. Whatever you can point to and touch in that city needs to be re-created – from roads to pop tarts.
This means that all US corporations benefit from war.
It’s not just Raytheon and Northrop Grumman that profit off war, it’s all of them. In that sense they are all warmongers.
What is the easiest way to ramp up profits. It’s so easy to do when you control the Congress. There doesn’t need to be a real conflict anywhere, because one can be created out of thin air.
And, because you control Congress and the media, you can construct wars that are never meant to be won.
You can fight wars in the jungle like Vietnam, or you can fight wars in the mountains like Afghanistan.
And no one will ever win the war, which is great for you as an executive of a US corporation. This means that you will make money forever and ever and ever.
And since you control the media, you can lie about the necessity of the war, and the people will believe it.
Why will they believe it? Because either they don’t have the time to care, don’t care, or refuse to care. Many people’s brains have been addled or relentlessly deceived by morning talk show hosts.
This is why the United States is always at war. It begins with greed. Greed fuels the corporations to ramp up the need for war.
The corporations also control the Central Intelligence Agency. Indeed the CIA is the thug agency of Corporate America. Whenever the US corporations want to fight a war they only need to send in the CIA to gin up the need for war.
As such, the United States is always at war.
It’s a necessity now.
Just as a junkie needs dope, we need our daily fix of war.
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