How Governments and the Media Help Corporations Get Away with Their Crimes – Global Research

22-02-21 08:54:00,

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“Surely by now there can be few here who still believe the purpose of government is to protect us from the destructive activities of corporations. At last most of us must understand that the opposite is true: that the primary purpose of government is to protect those who run the economy from the outrage of injured citizens.” (Derrick Jensen)

Regulatory Capture in Advanced Nations 

We saw in earlier posts that corporations use a system of bribery known as lobbying to manipulate laws and corporate regulations. They work with propaganda experts to fool us, and many politicians, into believing that corporate regulation is a bad thing. They are the dominant force in writing trade rules, so they create rules that favor themselves.

There is widespread evidence that corporations have influence over the regulators who are supposed to enforce the laws governing those corporations. When the financial system collapsed in 2008, it became clear that the financial regulator in the UK, the FSA, was unfit for purpose.(1) Instead of seeing themselves in a policing role, they saw themselves as ‘enablers’ of corporate activity. This allowed financial companies to engage in all manner of unethical and criminal activity.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to protect the environment, but its links to corporations are so strong that it fails to police polluting corporations effectively, and it is actively trying to weaken regulations protecting the environment.(2) Many of their scientific advisors receive funding from corporations, so their opinions are unlikely to be unbiased.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) represents both the consumer, and the food and drug industries, and receives much of its funding from industry. This has been compared to the police getting their funding from the mafia. Many FDA personnel come from the pharmaceutical industry. Pressure from corporations has caused it to fail in its duty to look after the public and allow drugs that are banned in much of the rest of the advanced world. The painkiller Vioxx was known to be dangerous and caused many deaths but the FDA failed to ban it.

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Government’s Corona Response Is “a Psyche War” Against Citizens: Constitutional Lawyer Rocco Galati – Global Research

08-11-20 02:10:00,

“Bill Gates, the CDC, Gavi… want to steamroll their [COVID-19] agenda of self-interest on behalf of these billionaires and corporate oligarchs,” said constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati in a Vaccine Choice Canada webinar on October 3rd. “And the only thing that is going to stop them is not a whistleblower; it’s every individual who’s against this saying: F— you. We are not going for it. We are going to resist you at every turn.”

When asked about how government officials can continue to peddle irrational and illogical corona measures, Galati responded:

“They don’t care about looking like idiots. They are part of a global agenda where they’re profiting big time… Forget this idea that they are acting rationally or in the best interest of the citizens. They’re not.”

Vaccine Choice Canada’s president, Ted Kuntz, added:

“The underlying problem… is that we have an assumption that someone else is going to protect my rights and freedoms. The most common illusion is that it is the government… [while] they are the one most likely to violate it.

“This is a war. We need to recognize it is a war. And we have to fight. And we have to take ownership of the fight…. If you don’t, there are forces that are all too eager to take away our rights.”

Rocco Galati later advised:

“My mother, up until the day she died, raised me and the rest of her kids with this motto: People will treat you the way you teach them to.

“Shakespeare said it best: ‘The fault is not in the stars, Brutus, the fault is in the failing of humans.’ The fault is ours… Not in the power structure…. They’re treating you the way you teach them to… You’re teaching them to step all over you. And urinate all over you.”

In other words, we need to resist the COVID-19(84) measures unrelentlessly. More importantly, we can’t expect quick results. Whether we like it or not, we are at war. War builds persistence in those who do not yield — each day pushing back against this crime against humanity until the battle is won.

“People call me all the time,” said Galati.

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Governments should help people rather than bail out airlines, top travel specialist tells Boom Bust

29-05-20 09:05:00,

A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization has said global tourism will drop by 70 percent in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

RT’s Boom Bust brought in Gary Leff, author of the View from the Wing website, to talk about the future of the travel industry, and particularly the airlines.

According to Leff, global tourism is going to suffer a major hit, with the airline industry expected to be smaller in the future.

“The airline industry is going to come back more quickly domestically than it will internationally,” he says, explaining that many countries will continue to have increased restrictions in place.

“So, it’s going to [take] some time for the industry to recover,” Leff says, noting that leisure travel will come back sooner than international business travel.

Talking about the airline bailouts, he notes that providing more government aid to the airlines rather than the people “who are going to be ultimately transitioning into a new position somewhere else” won’t be the right thing to do.

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

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How Governments Are Hunting the Infected – #NewWorldNextWeek

21-05-20 01:21:00,

Welcome back to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Most States Sharing “Covid” Patients’ Addresses With “Law Enforcement”
https://bit.ly/2TmJ4q8

South Korea’s Tracking Of COVID-19 Patients Raises Privacy Concerns
https://n.pr/2zRQGdc

Story #2: Co-Executor of Epstein’s Estate Faces Questioning Under Oath
https://bit.ly/36fwle0

Epstein’s Lawyers Deeply Involved In His Business Dealings for Decades (Aug. 13, 2019)
https://yhoo.it/2Zpl8Gi

Epstein Met With Bill Gates After Jail
http://archive.is/xkHaf

Epstein Met With Alan Dershowitz In Jail
http://archive.is/BXCBW

Story #3: Johnson & Johnson Pulls Sale of Talc-Based Baby Powder In North America
https://on.mktw.net/2ZnWyp6

Everything Is Super Swell At Johnson & Johnson, Folks! (Just Don’t Mention The Baby Powder Cancer)
https://bit.ly/2TqqVYh

#PropagandaWatch: Asbestos Found in Baby Powder. You’ll Never Guess How J&J Respond!
https://bit.ly/2ZtEjyV

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When Governments Switched Their Story From “Flatten The Curve” To “Lockdown Until Vaccine”

08-05-20 07:17:00,

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

In the early days of the COVID-19 panic – back in mid-March – articles began to appear pushing the idea of “flattening the curve” (the Washington Post ran an article called “Flatten the Curve” on March 14). This idea was premised on spreading out the total number of COVID-19 infections over time, so as to not overburden the healthcare infrastructure.

A March 11 article for Statnewssummed it up:

“I think the whole notion of flattening the curve is to slow things down so that this doesn’t hit us like a brick wall,” said Michael Mina, associate medical director of clinical microbiology at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “It’s really all borne out of the risk of our health care infrastructure pulling apart at the seams if the virus spreads too quickly and too many people start showing up at the emergency room at any given time.”

In those days, it was still considered madness to suggest outlawing jobs for millions of Americans or “shutting down” entire national economies in an effort to “flatten the curve.” Thus, the article lists for more moderate mitigation strategies:

By taking certain steps—canceling large public gatherings, for instance, and encouraging some people to restrict their contact with others—governments have a shot at stamping out new chains of transmission, while also trying to mitigate the damage of the spread that isn’t under control.

What we got, of course, was something much more far reaching, radical, and disastrous for both the economy and for long-term health problems.

For the next two weeks or so, governments mostly sold the idea of forced social distancing as a measure to “flatten the curve” and the phrase began appearing everywhere in social media, media publications and government announcements.

Many people found this message to be reasonable enough, especially when coupled with claims that hospitals and governments would seek to buy up large numbers of ventilators and expand capacity with temporary hospitals. This flatten the curve narrative persisted for two weeks or so, but at some point in late March and early April,

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