Rise Of A US Corporate Empire And The Global Resistance Bringing It To Its Knees

The U.S. empire gives all its predecessors a run for their money, especially in terms of human and resource exploitation. But is resistance building that could bring the U.S. empire to its knees, MintPress Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh asks Abby Martin, host of “The Empire Files.”
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    U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base in Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010.

    U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base in Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010.

    MINNEAPOLIS — Throughout history, some of the world’s most influential empires have also been the most brutal. In turn, their legacy has turned “empire” into a very dirty word, indeed.

    The Roman, British, Ottoman, Spanish and Soviet empires come to mind readily. And in school, we learn about the glories of these civilizations, their cultural triumphs and their contributions to the world we live in today. But what’s often left out is the devastating truth that empires are built on the atrocious foundations of sex and migrant slavery, military expansion, land and resource theft, genocide and overall intimidation.

    And while history is littered with the atrocities of empires built and toppled, “empire” is certainly not a thing of the past. In fact, today, not only is the United States an empire in every sense of the word, it’s the biggest empire the world has ever seen.



    While the look of empire may have changed, empire remains fundamentally the same.  Here to talk to me more about how the U.S. empire operates is Abby Martin, the host of the new show that’s taking on the horrific policies of the empire at home and abroad.

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    • Jim Mooney

      I like CorpaGovernment – in fact, I invented the term. I also came up with Faux News ;’)

    • James Wherry

      Our corporate empire is subject to laws and pressure.

      * Example: American corporations are fined, if they are shown to have given bribes to foreign government nationals.

      * Example: Amnesty International recently played the “name and shame game” with American companies that bought cobolt from Chinese companies who purchased from child laborers in the Congo. NOTE: AI didn’t even bother trying that with the Chinese companies, themselves.

      So now that the American corporations from the 1960’s and 1970’s are “brought down,” who replaces them? Chinese and Russian companies, none of which care about pressure or child labor laws.

      Congratulations. You are accomplices to child abusers and those guilty of crimes against humanity.

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    • Gene Lemour

      Just listen to that: “Rise Of A US Corporate Empire” Like that is somehow bad!!! I bet any non petro company in the Arab world would be proud to have that title, except it doesn’t exist!!!

      And “The Global Resistance Bringing It To Its Knees” WOW, what global resistance??? You mean the one that
      Corporate American giants Twitter and Facebook enabled???

      Totally waste of time reading this!!

      • da6675

        People who understand what’s going on can see that this global corporate/military empire serves only the 1%, as it redistributes wealth upwards through excessive military spending and perpetual war. Propaganda paid for by the oligarchy has created a large segment of Americans who actually cheer for their their own economic exploitation!

    • James Wherry

      Mnar, you fail to listen to your own conspiracy theories or reaching the logical conclusions of your own allegations against corporations. This is why I don’t listen to the Left: you can’t do basic economics.

      Tell me why so many corporations HAVE been moving their corporate headquarters overseas. The WEATHER?!? TROPICAL BEACHES?!? No: it’s to make more money. Apparently the corporations think that re-incorporating abroad has a financial benefit. Listen to your own allegations. These are called “corporate inversions” and it’s not that their operations are moving overseas, it’s that their headquarters are moving overseas and taking their taxes with them. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-05-01/opinion/ct-oped-mccarron-0501-20140501_1_tax-haven-corporations-tax-code

      If I am wrong, then WHY are corporations moving overseas to avoid taxes? https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2014/09/22/e5294e0a-429d-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html Honestly. Corporations are relocating not to China or Malaysia, but to Ireland (10% corporate tax), the Netherlands (12%) and Switzerland. They’ve relocated to countries that are offering “corporate welfare” in the form of cheap loans and waivers of taxes and regulations.

      It’s not that I don’t listen to you: YOU don’t listen to you. Apply your own allegations, when you look for solutions.

      And it’s long been known the corporations are simply waiting for a lower tax rate to repatriate their profits from abroad. Why, if “it’s all the same?” The Left makes allegations and then forgets them. I’m simply applying their allegations to reach my own conclusions.

      And thus, you have to provide manufacturers an incentive to care about this country. By imposing a consumption tax that they cannot escape, you finally tax foreign goods. After all, right now those of you ON THE LEFT have HELPED those evil corporations. What you have said is, “Hey corporations: you don’t have to pay Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, Minimum Wages, Workers’ compensation, payroll taxes or even our CORPORATE taxes! All you have to do is to MOVE YOUR OPERATIONS OVERSEAS!” You are their accomplices.

      And no, the usual harangue I have to put up with is, “Well, do you WANT pollution by giving up regulations?”

      Answer: No. But if you think that scrubbers on smokestacks are a good environmental idea, then why not raise YOUR taxes and mine and subsidize it? China subsidizes energy production for corporations operating there, after all. How about “free windmills and solar power cells for any company that builds a new manufacturing site in the United States?” All paid for by higher taxes on the middle class and the wealthy individuals and by lower spending on other items.

      • Roger Kamben

        yeah, it’s easy actually. For example in the EU they could just have said that anything sold there, they must pay tax on there and be manufactured according to EU rules for worker protection and pollution. But no there is no political will to make fair rules as they are joined at the hip with the international elite. The corporations just wanna shop around for the lowest taxes, cheapest labour, cheapest pollution costs and the most profitable market. Listen to an old wall street shark telling it like it is:
        A prophetic interview with Sir James Goldsmith in 1994 Pt1
        “what’s the point of an economy?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PQrz8F0dBI

        • James Wherry

          Germany has the Value Added Tax (VAT) that imposes a 21% tax on all manufactured goods sold in Germany or purchased elsewhere and brought into the country. They REMOVE the VAT on all manufactured goods being exported to allow competition for Germany’s own companies abroad. They use the funds to subsidize and give tax incentives to businesses.

          The Left cries out to be more like Germany or Sweden, but when I raise these tax strategies, they become defensive and argue that high taxes on consumer goods are not “fair.” Unfortunately, modern economics is not about “fairness” but about efficiency – what works. And the current tax system does not work. The Left is left to stand on the docks, shaking their hands and crying about how unpatriotic it was for those evil manufacturers to strike tent and move overseas. Guess they got tired being spit upon.

          Why do bank robbers rob banks? “Because that’s where the money is.” Our tax system is based on the ’59’s and ’60’s, when we were a post-WWII manufacturer for the world – and so we taxed manufacturing. Today, we are the world’s consumers, so that’s where the money’s at.

          The alternative is to lower the minimum wage and do other things that would hurt the poor and middle class. It would be better to lower the costs of manufacturing by lowering the weight of taxes on our manufacturers patriotic enough to remain in the USA.

          • billwalker

            Notice that all corporations WANT that huge American market. As more & more corrps. move abroad the US market will no longer be HUGE. And the Corps.will bemoan their fate

            “Money is like horse manure. When it is just stacked up, it stinks. When you spread it around, it makes things grow “.

            • James Wherry

              In a global economy, if China permits corporations to stack up money, they will go there. The Left has spent its time hating money out of corporations, demonizing them, and over-regulating and over-taxing them. is it surprising that the left?

      • BB53

        The Left can’t do basic economics?
        So that’s why the economy always surges under Democrats and crashes under Republicans?

        • James Wherry

          You’ve heard that old saw, eh?

          Lyndon Baines Johnson: economy propped up with war money and war crimes. Care to bring back the draft?

          Richard Nixon: Got us out of Vietnam and expanded and invented social welfare programs.

          Ford: Dealt with the oil embargoes.

          Carter: were you even alive, then? Trust me, it was awful enough to elect Reagan.

          Ronald Reagan: Left on a high note.

          George HW Bush: raised taxes. Questions?

          Clinton: built on the first Housing Bubble and the Dot.com bubble, we were already in recession months before he left office.

          Bush: shame on him for lowering lending standards. Oh, wait. That wasn’t his idea. I still remember Ted Kennedy whining about easy credit and then complaining about banks efforts to tighten lending standards in the NorthEast.bush: “recovery” deemed “anemic” at best. Jobs lower-paying than ones lost. Rich keep getting richer.

          You’ve never checked that old saw out, have you?

    • itaia

      You can more clearly if you take off this towel over your brain: Why should anybody waste time reading the thinking by somebody who follows what some desert nomad raved in his hallucinations over a thousand years ago ? But wait – I have sympathy for your concern about the American Empire. Unfortunately it is different from the previous empires because it mutates like a malignant virus.Thus let’s not deceive ourselves about the elasticity of this global imperial virus “American full spectrum global control”. Nevertheless, it can be interesting to make the price steep and an unforeseen event could break the back of the empire… someday…

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    • TeeJae

      EXCELLENT INTERVIEW. I admire both you ladies so much. We desperately need people like you to help us mobilize this movement of peaceful resistance by spreading the TRUTH. Much appreciation, and keep it up!

    • SeaNote

      Once you get under a burqa, it’s not so bad.

    • What
      is wrong with the American people. Why don’t you in the millions
      protest against this absolute, pure evil. Or don’t the majority of you
      care that you are being dehumanised with the evil plan to destroy your
      individuality and thus be turned into brain washed automatons who work
      like slaves for these most evil multinational companies who are only
      loyal to money and power and will try by whatever means to destroy
      humanity and themselves. They happen to be nihilists and their plotting
      evil in secret is beyond what most people in their wildests dreams can
      comprehend.

      • TeeJae

        What is “wrong with the American people” is simply lack of knowledge They’ve been misled their whole lives by our government and its propaganda arm – the mainstream media. That’s why outlets like this are so important. We must keep trying to get the truth out to the public via independent sources, which thanks to the Internet are becoming more prevalent (hence Empire’s recent attacks on Net Neutrality…which we CANNOT let them succeed in crushing!). So, no matter how many times you’re called a “crazy conspiracy theorist” by family and friends, stick to your convictions and don’t give up! This ship WILL be turned around eventually!

        *Note: This wasn’t directed at you personally, but to all who read it. 🙂

        • I’m proud of all you Kids. Seeing Abby Martin and Mnar Muhawesh together gives me a lot of hope.

          I believe that we can stand in the face of the ultimate manifestation of terror and speak the truth.

          It will only be through sustained, non-violent resistance to the ultra-violent Zionist-Wahhabi-NATO’s occupation of America and control of our Government, Military Intelligence Community, media and economy that will save us from meeting the same fate as all who chose to take up arms against the Security Forces of the international Bankers of NATO, Israel and the House of Saud.

          The CIA, Mossad and Saudi Intelligence will set the agenda of terror until we defund them.

          Our first step is to deny them the ability to utilize us as tax resources and cannon fodder facilities.

          Sanders most convince the Democrat Voters he is willing to do exactly that or the GOP Establishments Darling Hillary Clinton gets the easy boot walk all over us for the Bankers and we Americans will be forced to be in a fighting hole with Al Qaeda Fighters in a war with Iran and Russia.

          http://www.shoah.org.uk/2015/05/10/zio-wahhabi-isis-forces-their-captured-sex-slaves-to-marry-multiple-men/

    • James Wherry

      So long as you and the Left do not ask for any more tax dollars, and you show a willingness to slash social welfare spending to reflect the loss of jobs to overseas nations, then I accept that you are willing to accept the consequences of your wanton destruction of American businesses. Unfortunately,

      But most of the violent protests at G8 summits and World Bank conferences concentrate on holding developing nations accountable for modern work standards. Why not go to those countries and organize their workers? Don’t those governments bear full responsibility for their own misconduct?

      It takes two to make a mistake, and no, it is not “all America’s fault.” When Nigerian government officials literally make off with billions of dollars from Chinese bribes and embezzelement and go to Switzerland, it is not “America’s fault.”

      Why not offer an alternative? If “well-paid workers are happier workers,” why not pool your money and start businesses that respect the human rights of their workers. According to activists, their productivity will be greater. And won’t American consumers flock to buy their goods out of altruism? We did it with “rain forest friendly coffee.”

      Protests also object to business loans for developing nations. Fine with me: I support you. We should cut off all capital and let them starve in the streets and die.

      You DID know that this is what would happen, right?

      The worst problem is this, though: your complaints are bizarre because tehy ARE antiquated and SO last millenium. America is no longer a manufacturing nation: we are a “consumer” nation, or what I like to call a “leech” nation. You have driven corporations off shore with your proposals, and all that you are left to do is to cry and shout and shake your fist at the ship taking our jobs away. You hated them out of our country. The result is more pollution and poorer jobs.

      • Corporations through their greed went to China and in cahoots with the Chinese Government enslaved Chinese workers. These greedy property owners continually put rents up and thus American workers needed to get paid more. So the Government should have rent control and then these criminal bankers would not have stolen a million houses from middle to poor Americans. Heart breaking to see families living in tents near a river and the police chasing them away. These heartless uncaring dishonest fraudsters will one day suffer for what they are doing to other humans. American tools are still the best in the world but they have become so expensive that they are virtually unaffordable due to the greed of these property owners who for no reason keep putting up rents.

      • circlingthedrain

        You, sir, are misinformed. The rise of corporate raiding brought about the demise of the robust middle class and the notion that a company is supposed to endure and grow. The suits get bigger and bigger salaries to squeeze every dime out of a company, selling off assets like good machines and working factories, ship the jobs out to some third world shithole for cheap labor, stash any cash offshore to avoid taxes, merge with overseas companies to skip out on more taxes. There is literally nothing that a modern CEO won’t do, legal or otherwise, to make that quarterly profit. Screw tomorrow, that’s the next guy’s problem. Manufacturing is not a disposable industry. I will, however, agree that the majority of our citizens are addicted to comfort and will only fight to remain asleep.

        • James Wherry

          You’ll really have to parse out what you have said because some is dead right and some is dead wrong.

          1. Decaying factories in America are sold for scrap. The biggest problem has been that American corporations have actually BUILT modern facilities in China with government incentives: China is playing for the long-term, and much like their dumping tactics, they’re willing to take a short-term loss for a long-term gain. QUESTION: What money and incentives should WE be offering the corporations?

          2. China actually subsidizes the cost of energy for companies in China. If you saw the Colbert show, about 2 years ago, with the woman who was the CEO of one of the last marbles producers in the U.S. – She simply could not compete with those companies that had sold out and went offshore. QUESTION: How much money do you propose we offer for free to American corporations who are staying in the USA so we should compete? Should we offer to build factories with windmills, geothermal wells and windmills so we can produce CLEAN as well as FREE energy? How much money should we take from health, welfare and education to give the corporations?

          3. The tax issue is complicated and you’ve kind of mis-stated it. If you get what the “Bermuda tax strategy” is and the “Swiss tax strategy,” you probably get it at a basic level. But American corporations are going overseas to Ireland (corporate tax rate of 10%) and the Netherlands (corporate tax rate of 12%). QUESTION: Do you support lowering our 35% corporate tax rate so we compete and replacing it with a consumption tax? Honestly: why do people rob banks? Because that’s where the money is. We tax like this is still the 1950’s and ’60’s, when the USA was the lone survivor of WWII and was the world’s producer. We are not: we CONSUME, we do not PRODUCE.

          But yes: a CEO SHOULD make a profit. I do not work for free and if my employer did not pay me, I would leave. Same is true for the people who own capital in a company, the shareholders. If you think they’re unfairly getting rich, BUY STOCK IN THEIR COMPANIES!

          • TeeJae

            35% corporate tax rate? LOL Name a corporation (that hasn’t moved its operations overseas) that doesn’t take advantage of all the tax loopholes and actually pays anywhere near that amount. Multinationals have no allegiance to this country. The US may be where they got their start, but globalization (aka hegemony) has enabled them to move their operations to developing nations so they can operate cheaply and boost their bottom lines… which is where their true loyalties lie.

            • James Wherry

              Really? Then tell me why so many corporations HAVE been moving their MANAGEMENT and their operations overseas. The WEATHER?!? TROPICAL BEACHES?!? No: it’s to make more money. Apparently the corporations think that re-incorporating abroad has a financial benefit. Listen to your own allegations. These are called “corporate inversions” and it’s not that their operations are moving overseas, it’s that their headquarters are moving overseas and taking their taxes with them. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-05-01/opinion/ct-oped-mccarron-0501-20140501_1_tax-haven-corporations-tax-code

              If what you are saying is true, then WHY are corporations moving overseas to avoid taxes? https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2014/09/22/e5294e0a-429d-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html Honestly. It’s not that I don’t listen to you: YOU don’t listen to you. Show some self respect, man.

              And no: it’s long been known the corporations are simply waiting for a lower tax rate to repatriate their profits from abroad. Why, if “it’s all the same?” The Left makes allegations and then forgets them. I’m simply applying their allegations to reach my own conclusions.

              And thus, you have to provide manufacturers an incentive to care about this country. By imposing a consumption tax that they cannot affect, you finally tax foreign goods. After all, right now those of you ON THE LEFT have HELPED those evil corporations. What you have said is, “Hey corporations: you don’t have to pay Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, Minimum Wages, Workers’ compensation, payroll taxes or even our CORPORATE taxes! All you have to do is to MOVE YOUR OPERATIONS OVERSEAS!”

              • TeeJae

                It’s mind-boggling how staunchly you defend entities that destroy the quality of life of your fellow citizens. You seem to care more about these institutions than your own countrymen. Either that or you have your head buried so far in the sand you can’t see the damage they’re causing. Watch the video and listen to Mnar Muhawesh and Abby Martin discuss what’s really going on, and awaken out of your mainstream media misinformed stupor.

                • James Wherry

                  Pay attention, Tee Jae, or I will whack you with that bamboo pole, as I did, when you were a child!

                  In a CLOSED economy, you can create taxes and rules. n an OPEN economy, you have to compete with other countries. I have been a Pat Buchanan Republican for 25 years. You are arguing with the wrong person. I would welcome high tarrifs to protect American wages and manufacturers. But American CONSUMERS (not big evil corporations) demand the best goods at the CHEAPEST prices.

                  And no, I am not seeking to denigrate the quality of life. Example: if you want scrubbers on smokestacks, WHY NOT RAISE YOUR OWN TAXES TO PAY FOR THEM??? Why do you think energy companies should pay for them or raise energy costs and pass them on to American corporations.

                  China SUBSIDIZES (read: “gives free energy”) to corporations operating there. How do you think our corporations can possibly compete with THAT and deliver great goods for cheap prices? Answer: THEY CAN’T!

                  Did you, or did you NOT watch the Colbert episode where he interviewed the woman who was the CEO of a company that made “marbles” for children’s games? Answer me, please.

                  • TeeJae

                    You still don’t get it. Our supposed “open” economy has gone the way of our “democracy.” It’s not about “competing” in a global market; it’s about CONTROLLING that global market. Again, watch the video. It spells it all out for you.

                    Now you’re blaming consumers, too?! Why do you think we’ve become such a materialistic and consumerist society? I’m sure it has *nothing* to do with the incessant multi-million dollar corporate marketing campaigns that have been programming us since we were kids.

                    I’m all for raising taxes for the common good. It’s part of the social contract, after all. What I’m NOT okay with is my tax dollars helping the defense industry to profit from killing millions via futile wars; subsidizing the agricultural industry to profit from stealing indigenous peoples’ land and starving entire communities; subsidizing the fossil fuel industry to profit from wreaking havoc on the planet; and paying our supposed “regulatory” agencies to look the other way as pharmaceutical conglomerates profit from poisoning AND bankrupting unsuspecting people with their “FDA-approved” and astronomically-priced drugs.

                    • James Wherry

                      Yes: you and all the other filthy consumers decided that cheap goods were more important than American-made goods or goods made with respect to the environment. But you like to condemn “corporations” because they are big and impersonal.

                      I’m not okay with my tax dollars going with those who will not take care of themselves in foolish social welfare programs, so I guess we’ll have to figure out how to compromise with one another..

      • TeeJae

        Slash social welfare spending? Why not bloated military spending? Why not eliminate tax loopholes so the uber wealthy contribute SOMETHING to the country and the people who keep them in business?

        You wonder why we don’t go to developing countries to help organize their workers. It’s because that would threaten the Elite’s wealth and power, so of course they have no interest in doing that.

        Then you wonder why we don’t pool our money to start small businesses. It’s because small businesses are going the way of the middle class, thanks to multinational corporations. The “little guys” are intentionally being phased out because the multinationals view them as competition.

        As for our opposition to loans for developing nations, there’s more to that than meets the eye. Our opposition stems from the major strings attached to those loans imposed by the IMF; namely severe austerity measures, intentionally meant to weaken and subjugate the people.

        I won’t even address your last paragraph, it is so full of disinformation and misdirected blame.

        • James Wherry

          Well, first off, I just kind of figured that YOU should live with the consequences of YOUR action. Those of us who support a strong military budget aren’t the ones hacking our economy to death, bringing in slave labor (illegal immigrants) to work slave wages, and stifling business with over-taxation and over-regulation. YOU are, and therefore your cherished programs should suffer.

          Second, I support cutting the Department of Defense, but unlike the current administration, I also support cutting its OBLIGATIONS overseas. I am in the military and we’re told to do “more with less.” That works not at all. Close our bases in Japan and end the “occupation” of Japan and bring home 44,000 troops. End the “occupation” of Korea and bring home 33,000 troops. End the “occupation” of Kuwait and bring home the Brigade there. And yes: no more troops or money in Iraq or Afghanistan. Honestly, those of you on the Left wept tears of blood that we were in Iraq for a decade, but YOU CAN’T EVEN END OUR OCCUPATIONS FROM WWII AND THE KOREAN WAR!!

          Some of our overseas spending I quite agree with. We have anti-terrorism programs with other nations. That’s a real winner: we leverage their assests and train them to deal with terrorists so WE do not have to deploy overseas. Not a bad idea. But those programs don’t get much money and ending the occupation of Afghanistan means ending the $8Billion wasted in Pakistan.

          As to my final paragraph, no: the light pollution of America is reflected in clouds of smog hanging over Beijing. You are aware that China cancelled the Beijing marathon due to smog concerns, right? While I realize that new scientific evidence shows that reducing point pollution in specific areas benefits the climate in those areas, overall smog in Beijing increases global temperatures elsewhere. Or, do you only complain about global warming when you are attacking American corporations? Sounds like a political complaint and not one based on science of evidence on your part.

          If you like our economy, keep voting for the people who gave it to you.

          • TeeJae

            Widen your visual lens to see the bigger picture. Our military exists to support Western hegemony and defend Elite (corporate, financial) interests only. All the nonsense about “defending freedom” and keeping us “safe” is pure propaganda to sell the people on the US’s next conquest. World domination takes money; LOTS of money, which is where your tax dollars are going… to facilitate and protect corporate and financial interests expanding their power around the globe at the expense of the economies and people in those countries… including ours.

            Take a good look at what’s really happening in this country: the middle class is shrinking into nonexistence; the poverty class is getting bigger; the number of hungry and homeless people is increasing; the social safety net is being shredded; seniors (who lost their retirement savings in 2008) can’t make ends meet; veterans coming back from war (supposedly “defending our freedoms” -what a joke) aren’t getting the care they need; college grads can’t find decent paying jobs; low-income workers have to work 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. People are truly suffering as the wealthy cook up more schemes to suck even more money out of the economy purely out of greed.

            Based on your drastically false comments, you are being lied to. Whatever news outlets you “trust” for your information are intentionally misinforming you to keep you in the dark about what’s really going on in the world, which helps the Elite stay in power. The fact that you think the “Left” is to blame for maintaining our military presence around the globe is laughable. It’s not a left/right or Dem/GOP or liberal/conservative issue. Try to rise above that distracting us/them mentality (which only serves to distract and divide us), and review my first paragraph to learn why we’re REALLY still in those countries.

            And lastly, your (false) belief that China contributes more to climate change than the US is also proof that your “trusted” news sources are lying to you. Actually, the US leads the world in CO2 emissions, at 16.9 metric tons per capita. China comes in third at 6.6 (Germany is second at 8.8). Source: http://www.foe.org/climatecolonialsim

            So, before decrying others of not basing their complaints “on science of evidence,” perhaps you should take your own advice.

            • James Wherry

              There is no “world domination.” American corporations are relocating to Europe and elsewhere to avoid over taxation and over regulation. It’s called “corporate inversion.” When they go, they do not promote environmental or human rights values that we claim we want.

              Yes: the middle class IS disintegrating. It is going away because of that over-taxation and over-regulation. SIMPLY ANSWER THE QUESTION: HOW WILL YOU PROPOSE TO MAKE IT CHEAPER TO MANUFACTURE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN IN CHINA???

      • Your Satanist friends are financing Isis and consciously financing criminals to take over Europe and America

        • James Wherry

          Come now: according to the conspiracy theorists the “illuminati” and the “Rothschilds” have actually owned Europe and America for centuries.

          Get ahold of yourself man: get your conspiracy theories straight!

          • Also the Black nobility.

            • James Wherry

              How could I have forgotten them! Ooohhhhhhhhh, I shall have to have my friends at our weekly “secret meeting to control the universe” beaten for failing to remind me. Thank you.

              • This is a conspiracy by the CFR, the Bildebergers, the Club of Rome, the Trilateral commision and the Black nobility who have already murdered many Americans with gmo food. A 400% increase in cancer since gmo has been introduced. Wake up and join March to Monsanto movement. A monsanto lab. was burnt down in France recently. In Hungary they are burning gmo poisonous crops down, Scotland has made it a crime to plant one gmo seed and Russia has also banned it. El Salvadore kicked them out and soon the & billion people they want to murder will raise Monsanto to the ground when they know the terrible evil they are plotting against humanity.

                • Have you not seen and heard your friend Rockefeller thank the heads of the mainstream media about 40 years ago thank them for not reporting whatthey were planning at the Bildiberg meeting

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                  by night, instead of armies by day.

                  It
                  is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources
                  into the building

                  of
                  a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military,
                  diplomatic. Intelligence,

                  economic,
                  scientific and political operations.

                  Its
                  preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried not
                  headlined. Its

                  dissenters
                  are silenced not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumour is
                  printed, no

                  secret
                  is revealed.

                  And
                  so it is to the printing press, to the recorder of man’s deeds the
                  keeper of his

                  conscience,
                  the courier of his news that we look for strength and assistance,
                  confident, that

                  with
                  your help men will be, what he was born to be, free and independent.

                  John
                  F. Kennedy

                  http://www.blacknobilityterror.com/

                • James Wherry

                  Kid, what is your age?

                  Oh, and please cite the “400% increase in cancer” claim.

      • What
        is wrong with the American people. Why don’t you in the millions
        protest against this absolute, pure evil. Or don’t the majority of you
        care that you are being dehumanised with the evil plan to destroy your
        individuality and thus be turned into brain washed automatons who work
        like slaves for these most evil multinational companies who are only
        loyal to money and power and will try by whatever means to destroy
        humanity and themselves. They happen to be nihilists and their plotting
        evil in secret is beyond what most people in their wildests dreams can
        comprehend.

        • James Wherry

          Well first, we don’t quite buy the crazy conspiracy theories. Sure, everyone wants to control their destinies and the world in one form or another. But the sort of conspiracy you refer to is a lot harder to carry out than you might imagine. Look at how often corporate malfeasance and misfeasance are in fact uncovered. And your own conspiracy theories assume the people working them don’t have to live in the world they will have “destroyed” or that they will somehow profit, when the “consumer class” no longer has any money to buy their products.

          No, we’ve learned to regulate – probably over-regulate – and the corporations have a stake in everyone else’s success. But how does that compare to the religious nutjobs who want to take over the world because “God” or “Allah” told them to.