What is the Whole Picture?Submitted by oceanoz on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 12:53
I see pieces of this puzzle scattered in front of me, but I don't have many ideas to what the Whole Picture looks like.
The large corporations (US and non-US) apparently are directing the USA and use our military and fiat to control the commodities of the world with our governments approval. But the bottom line reads "Don't get caught."
From a corporation's point of view, things like religion, humanitarian, cultures, boundaries, and country laws have nothing to do with profit. These things do not contribute to profit. There is nothing wrong with profit, but how it is gained is in conflict with moral and immoral.
Amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles. So I'm guessing this is the mind-frame of the very large corporations.
Ok, I can understand this. It doesn't matter if I feel it is right or wrong, just saying that I understand this concept.
But it doesn't give me an end picture of this puzzle.
My simple brain keeps rendering an analogy of a game of marbles.
One game involves drawing a circle in sand, and players will take turns knocking other players' marbles out of the circle with their own marble. This game is called ringer but is also known by other names. Other versions involve shooting marbles at target marbles or into holes in the ground (such as rolly or rolley hole). A larger-scale game of marbles might involve taking turns trying to hit an opponent's marble to win. A useful strategy is to throw a marble so that it lands in a protected, or difficult location if it should miss the target. As with many children's games, new rules are devised all the time, and each group is likely to have its own version, often customized to the environment.
The bottom line is, "the one with the most marbles wins."
At this point I'm understanding our USA military is just a tool used by major corporations to obtain commodities. Ok, I can understand this, but that's still only a piece of this puzzle and doesn't render a whole picture.
So I'm guessing maybe I need to ask who are the major corporation players positioning themselves as the earth's dominating directors? The 2011 ranking list of the Global 500: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2011/full_l... Wal-Mart Stores is #1, GE is #16.
But this list doesn't include banks and I think they are an essential part of this picture, since fiat is also a commodity and banks are also corporations. A list of the 2011 biggest 50 banks of the world can be found here: http://www.gfmag.com/tools/best-banks/11382-worlds-50-bigges...
BNP Paribas of France is #1, JPMorgan Chase of USA is #8.
Ok, so I have a list of big corporation players and big bank corporation players, but what about countries? I found "The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012: Country Profile Highlights" with the top 10 competitive economies countries document at: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GCR_CountryProfilHighlights...
"As in previous years, this year’s top 10 remain dominated by a number of European countries, with Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands confirming their place among the most competitive economies. Singapore continues its upward trend to become the second-most competitive economy in the world, overtaking Sweden, while the United Kingdom returns to the top 10 as it recovers from the crisis." The USA is #5.
And this For-Profit's game board is the planet earth, and Mother Nature throws in a few surprises for the players now and then with floods and earthquakes.
So what is the bottom line? What is the whole picture? Is it just different corporations perpetually competing with each other? And the rest of humanity, plants, birds, fish, animals and bugs either help by being tools of the corporations or get out of the way?