CORPORATE BAD BOYS? How do we deal with them? Now, a "SUPER TOOL" --- the threat of expropriation!
You were a bad Boy, Mr Transnational. We trusted you!
Now, we are Expropriating the Candy you stole!
The Incas had a way of doing a smashing prefrontal lobotomy. They'd insert a straw up the nostril and suck the brain right out of the skull through the nose leaving the patient smiling and quite lifelike. Kind of like what CEOS do to the profits of modern day corporations Til now it's seemed that we had no way to stop them but they are bad boys and they need stronger parenting. Righteous Moms throttle kids' butts all the time. Dads take the offender out behind the barn and shake the offender good and read the little truant the Riot act.
What can the People do to teach transnationals not to steal the value of the business, cannibalize the corp, juggle the accounts and steal life savings from stockholders, small investors and literally suck the corporation's cortex out through a straw into their own pockets?
That's a nobrainer, forgive the Inca metaphor! PUNISH 'EM! What if it became LAW that any CEO caught sucking the marrow out of a publicly trade corporation into his own pocket through bookjuggling or false debt or huge bonuses/ salaries would immediately make THAT corporation a candidate for EXPROPRIATION into a FEDERAL CORPORATION PROTECTION PROGRAM.
It's a very simple-to-understand "YOU BROKE IT, WE BOUGHT IT" relocation program that only answers to and /or pays SMALL STOCKHOLDERS off. The BIG GUYS on the BOARD all lose their stock and fines are proscribed as penalties which take 90% of their personal fortunes leaving them with a condo and a Chevvie.
Wouldn't that improve the viability of the STOCK MARKET currently reeling from all this NOT SO PETTY Wall Street LARCENY?
EXPROPRIATION is our new vocabulary word today and though it used to be a commie move reserved for the Czar and for Russia. In Lenin's hands, it worked. In Stalin's it didn't. (Thirty million farmers murdered when ole Joe took their farms).
Expropriation as a concept has remained part of an arsenal tried by nationalist "colonies" --reserved for its colonizers the Transnationals, who were mining, cutting, harvesting and generally poaching, kind of like a flea kicking off a bloodless dog that afforded the flea nary a meal so 'dog I fire you.' Vietnam was secretly a case of that. The USA knew that the biggest oil pool on the planet was just offshore and the dog wouldn't let go of the flea. Took Whitey forty years to get it back but today the seven sister are draining it. (NAM OIL)
I google the history of this remarkable word "EXPROPRIATION" and find "The decision of a government to expropriate foreign investment in the energy sector on macroeconomic factors and crude oil and natural gas prices resulted in eight countries that made recent steps to expropriate foreign investment in their respective energy sectors".
WHICH EIGHT? I only remember Marxist CHILE and Marxist RUSSIA. I want to know who the other six lucky colonies were but I just can't go thru this article, it's like a dense cheese that can only be grated into tiny shreds. I can only read bubbly, light stuff, or soft cheeses so I invite you to scour it. ARTICLE 1 - Your brain's blade being sharper than my own.
Why do people write like that? Does the effort made getting a Ph.d rachet up brain cells to these Germanic levels? "The factors that are significant for the decision (snip) are assumed to be invariant across countries. Second, we use our results to calculate the probability that the seven major petroleum exporters with at most partial state ownership will nationalize their respective energy sectors in the next month."
Huh? REALLY? Somebody's about to do it to the oil corps? And then they don't explain who? Saudis? Iraquis?
GOOGLE TO THE RESCUE: I put in the terms exprop etc and get ARTICLE 2
A few African nations bleating about oil and threatning it. Hmmmmm. I don't forsee any expropriations looming now except the one in my own imagination. I do SEE reason to DO IT fershure just in the SEVEN SISTERS' BEHAVIOR. 123 billion dollars worth of profits last year.
The NWO has had EXPROP happen to them before! In Russia in 1917, all AMERICAN owned MINES were taken by the Leninists. In Allende's Chile, Anaconda Copper was expropriated. View the flick MISSING to see what happened there, fab movie. CIA and DIA were secretly running Pinochet's soldiers! (THE MISSING KID CHARLIE, son of a wealthy american, sauntered into their Secret Fort which is why he later got offed. His Pop who JACK LEMMON PLAYED in the COSTA GAVRAS FLICK, sued the US GOV, Kissinger, everybody! !) CHILE was turned into a blood bath and USA did it. Allende supposedly used a machine gun right there in the palace to take himself out. In next weeks, 30,000 Chileans were tortured then disappeared. Same machine gun? The Missing Kid's report was about all that got out of the country, info wise.
The New World Order, having suffered those two blows, ever resourceful, devised a new model of the universe where EXPROP just doesn't happen. Preventive Measures! Under the WTO's new BYLAWS, once the COLONIZER comes in and brings their shovels, saws and tools, any new government measures that appear to protect minerals or forests (or anything in the public interest) will be challenged as an illegal expropriation that requires full cash compensation to the foreign corporation. (!) That's some serious PRE NUP contract and Colonies have to sign it on the first date! It can be enforced in a world court, too. Some serious oops there for third world nationalists who consider the resources should be for the benefit of the locals. This gambit is known by critics as the "Pay the Polluter" principle, and would send a chill over new environmental protections across the globe and of course resource conservationists who feel gold, uranium rights belong to the Gente Local.
You just gotta read the BIG GUYS who write about the tool of EXPROPRIATION. I'd like to --but I'm old and my brain no longer rachets into the zone with a simple third world coffee bean. I can barely point you young minds onto the highway of fruitful research and ask that you follow the GOOGLE signs with these new key words. Expropriation as a Penalty for Genocide, exploiting, colonizing, preventing local industries from fruiting.
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