Our country is no longer controlled by, and for, We the People, but instead by, and on behalf of, international banking and multinational corporate interests. While the gradual, almost imperceptible takeover of our government by this corporate fascism has been evolving by design for many decades, it is a coup d'etat nonetheless and has been disastrous for the vast majority of Americans. This blog is an exploration and discussion of how this occurred, and the damage it has done to our democratic processes.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Legal Precedence Built Upon a Lie

Okay, so you've read my preceding post, and for whatever reason you've decided you can't read Thom Hartmann's book; there's no time, you can't find it at the bookstore, your library doesn't carry it (no surprise!), or you just don't care. Well, let me make it easy for you (unless, of course, you really don't care!). The following interview of Mr. Hartmann, conducted this past March, gets right to the gist of the matter; the reasons why subsequent court decisions have framed the judicial precedent as to why corporations are currently viewed as "persons" under the law. As fraudulent as it is, because as you'll discover it's based upon a lie, you'd think there would be rioting in the streets. But, I suppose, most Americans really don't care.

Please watch. Consider what this grievous lie means.

Corporate personhood is the root cause of most, if not all, of our social problems. We continue to throw money and resources at the symptoms, but to no avail, however the disease is corporate personhood. It's time to treat the disease. Once cured, the symptoms will disappear.


Anna Van Z said...

So few people seem to know this, and accept the current status quo as somehow *normal*. I wish more citizens were actually clued in to the fact that we as a nation are now completely controlled by corporate interests.
Cudos on launching this blog - I know it will be a valuable contribution to the analysis of what we're up against as citizens!

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Thanks, Anna, for your vote of confidence!

I agree -- most Americans think that the way it is, the way multinational corporations run the show, is normal and the way it has always been. Nothing could be further from the truth. In future posts, I'll explore the evolution of the corporation in America; the status it held in colonial America, and even into the mid-1800s. By the time of our civil war, things started changing dramatically. In the next couple of days, though, I intend to write about our current economic debacle and where it's apparently heading. Things don't look so good. It's almost like a day of reckoning is upon us.

Bly said...

Wow. Never heard of this, but glad I now have now. Big corporations, Madison Avenue, etc. are all taking us down dark paths.
Amen, Frank!

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Bly, the perils, and the consequences, of corporate personhood have been devastating to our nation's democratic processes, the environment, and our economy. I'll delve into these area in more detail in coming weeks.

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