Bilderberg: Where Big Government Meets Big Business | LFJournal.comSubmitted by JoshArizona on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 16:39
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What is Bilderberg, some may ask? It is an annual event where heads of governments, directors of intelligence agencies, and CEOs of large banks and corporations from around the world intermingle. In other words, it is the perfect environment for cronyism.
We are all familiar with cronyism, large companies lobbying government for subsidies, and regulations that kill their competition, government officials lining their pockets and gaining the one object they crave above all else, more power. Cronyism is the marriage of Business and State, it is the antithesis of the free market. In a free market companies must compete for your business, and can only receive your business with your voluntary consent. The union of Business and State allows corporations to subvert the markets natural regulatory forces, and instead use the coercive force of government to achieve its ends.
We have seen what cronyism does on a national scale, but what about an international scale? The Bilderberg Group offers the ability for businessmen to merge with governments on an international scale. Everything true of cronyism on a national scale, is now even more dangerous and destructive, when applied internationally. This allows corporations to use coercive force to plunder worldwide, and allow governments to sell their influence and grow their power. The Bilderberg Group facilitates cronyism on a global scale.
Is it so surprising that an international group of high ranking bureaucrats and corporations, benefiting from the fusion of State and Business, would want to create a global government? Creation of a global governing body would allow for the centralization of and a widened scale of plunder and power, that they love so much. They seek to take cronyism and export it worldwide.
How can we put an end to this? We must take away the tool they use to achieve their ends, as long as he tool remains they or others like them can always use it to bludgeon everyone else over the head. What tool are they using? The tool used by cronyism, is coercion, Business is attracted to the State because it has the ability to use force in achieving its ends. Without the State, businessmen have to use voluntary, peaceful means, without the State they are subject to the consumer, in a free market the consumer is king. As long as the State has the power to interfere in the market and prevent the market from regulating itself, businessmen will use the State and its involuntary, coercive power. If we want to stop them, we must take away their tool, we must take away the coercive power of the State.
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