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Multinational Corporations

Don’t be fooled by campaigners, corporate advertising or government statements. Use multiple sources to find out the truth.

One method I use is to create a collage of resources. For instance, I will gather several magazines or newspapers and check them against the other to get the fuller story. Each one has a bias and I use this method to discover the bias. Or I will listen to several radio stations while driving to get a fuller picture of the radio bias…which we could call “static,” that which keeps the real story from being heard.

Perhaps one of the most significant telltale signs of bias is to understand whether the source is a controller or an empowerer. My bias is empowerment. I tell you that straight up and you can call me on it if you see (or hear) otherwise.

Keep your eyes and ears open.

Below, Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders is talking about who runs this country now. As I quoted Woodrow Wilson in The Entrepreneur That Could, “A great industrial nation is now controlled by a system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and a vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

How did this happen? Through the political process, with money and influence guiding the result.

“What happened last year, as I think most Americans know, is the Supreme Court made a very strange decision. The Supreme Court decided that corporations are people and they have the right of free speech and the right without disclosure–all of this is through the Citizens United Supreme Court decision–to put as much money as they want into campaigns all over the country.

“In this last campaign, that is what we saw: Billionaires, in secret, pouring money into campaigns all over the country. Does that sound like democracy to anybody in America; that we have a handful of billionaires probably dividing up the country?

“The rich get richer, and they don’t sit on this money. What they then do is use it to elect people who support them and to unelect people who oppose their agenda and they use their political power to get legislation passed which makes the wealthy even wealthier.”

What can we, as citizens and entrepreneurs do? We can prepare to take responsibility for the economy ourselves. Really, is this the country our Founding Fathers had in mind?

According the Senator Bernie Sanders, in 2007, the top 1 percent of all income earners made 23.5 percent of all income; put another way, the top 1 percent made more income than the bottom 50 percent.

And 1/10 of the 1% are now capturing 11% of all new income during this collapse of the domestic and global economy! Humanity has never seen such omnipotent, wide spread control and manipulation. It is an artificial economy and an artificial reality! Brought to you by your International RCMCs (Resource Controlling Multinational Corporations).

Is this ok America?

Many small business entrepreneurs are formed as legal entities (corporations) to protect their personal and family assets. This is one way of being smart even as it uses a corporate strategy not initially practiced by the Founding Fathers. Back then, corporations were limited in their scope of influence and monopolies were not granted.

Today, monopolies and corporations have come a long way. Monopolies are common and even enjoy the place of being an all-American board game. Corporate strategies are encouraged by business coaches, business schools and business lawyers. After all, once corporations broke loose of their community responsibility, they have an unfair advantage over non-corporatist businesses.

The problem the economy is facing today is NOT because small and medium sized businesses have utilized corporate law. The problem comes from the way large corporations have been seizing, controlling and manipulating resources that we all need to survive. Those resources include the political landscape, the environment, the economy, the banking system, the media, and specific natural resources such as petroleum and mineral deposits.

Dennis Kucinich has described the latest actions of these large RCMCs (Resource Controlling Multinational Corporations) as changing the political landscape so much that we now have “a government by the corporations, of the corporations and for the corporations.” They dictate this country’s national policies, our banking system and media. This is what is hurting us, the middle and poorest classes. Recently, the right of government employees to strike for acceptable wages and improved working conditions is under fire.

Read some of the resources we offer online and in the book, “The Entrepreneur That Could.” The time is now to give all, to serve and solicit our communities and our local economies. If we don’t we will be soon living like those Banana Republics we learned about in school.

When I talk to entrepreneurs, often I hear ideas about getting involved politically. The “Tea Party” is the most recent “solution” I hear mentioned. And I have advocated for a Jeffersonian revolution. Sometimes that gets interpreted as a political statement. So I should clarify. Entrepreneurs get sidetracked when they get sucked into the political debate. Let’s not go there.

Our real opposition is the RCMC’s, not the government. RCMC is my acronym for the Resource Controlling Multinational Corporations. Why I identify them as the opposition is precisely why I refer to them as “resource controlling.” Central to the operations of these multinational giants is the strategy to control common resources: raw materials, labor, production, money and banking, media, technology, distribution, infrastructure (roads, power, waste disposal, communication lines), food, water, transportation, trade regulations, politics and governments.

Regarding the political landscape, the RCMCs see politicians and governments as resources, just like labor and raw materials. And because of their influence, now worldwide, the political arena is the playground of the RCMCs. My counsel is to avoid political involvement…unless the entrepreneur can stay focused on improving the political and economic environment for the local community.

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