By Dr. John Gilmore
For more than 200 years in the U.S., and especially since 1980, Corporations have been posing as the arbiters of justice in the U.S.. Corporations, through the purchase of the mass media, have been influencing U.S. Citizens and creating a false dichotomy between themselves and the U.S. Government since their creation.
Today, due to tools like the internet that is not owned by corporations yet, we have discovered that there is no distinction between the U.S. Government and Corporations. In fact, if one traces the cause for almost every war one finds that most of them were fueled by corporate interest in order to “Open Markets,” for corporations.
The internet is causing problems. People are able to communicate freely and pass on information now through email and social media. This is a problem for the Corporate/Government agencies that want to control information and set one group against the other in order to maintain control. At present a new campaign is going on which is a backdoor method of controlling information exchange on the internet.
The first step was
to create high speed internet so a few corporations could make money
off of and control ones connection to the internet. This has been
completed. The next step is to convince
companies like Comcast, AT&T, and others to voluntarily create a
“Three Strikes” policy. Your internet interactions would
be monitored and if you downloaded or streamed three files your
Internet service provider will respond to online file sharing with
censorship tools like:
Throttling down” your Internet bandwidth and speed;
Limiting your access to the Web;
Controlling what websites you are allowed to visit;
And requiring you to attend pirate school to be educated on copyright
These actions, led by the Entertainment
Industry in the name of copyright violations (another corporation)
would take away your ability to share files, to read news, to
download information to pass on, and to even communicate with friends
and family members by sharing educational information that you find
on the internet.
This, of course, would be a slippery slope. Do you
trust the corporations to decide what should be able to share? Who
would have ever have thought the the United States would be involved
in censorship? Yet this is a different U.S. The U.S. I was born in
would never have engaged in censorship.
Now that corporations and
the government has merged our civil liberties and constitutional
rights have been abated and 97% of all news and print media are owned
by 6 corporations with the board of one made up of people from the
other 5, we find ourselves struggling to maintain our freedoms. We
find ourselves now living to support corporate interests who
themselves have said they have no accountability to anyone or
anything except their share holders and making maximum profit. Now
they are global. Whatever profits are made in the U.S. can now be
invested in poor nations instead of in the U.S economy where they
would create jobs. This is a different world.
There is no problem with this, if there
is a government that regulates or competes with corporations and sets
up trade laws. It seems, however, that the government has gone to
sleep. Getting rid of the government or weakening it isn’t working.
It is better, I think, to have Good Government, than it is to have
Somehow we have come to the false assumption that
the government is the enemy and corporations are our friends. This
is only because they have both merged together. It is time to
separate government and corporations and create an honest, strong
government instead of one filled with fools who think the best thing
in the world—the best thing for the U.S., is to get rid of all that
has made us civilized and one of the best countries in the world and
take us back to Feudal system with CEOs and corporate heads taking
the place of the Kings, Queens, Dukes, and Barons and all of us
We are on the way to serfdom and all of the old
battles between classes, races, genders, and religions are just
pushing us all to the bottom faster.