It appears as though the “Feudalism Then and Now” graphic published on this site last August has struck a nerve with a lot of people. When a couple hundred visitors went directly to that page from a Spanish-language blog (which turned out to be part of the website for the newspaper, Publico), it was time to investigate, and look what was found…
Given the epidemic of Chinese intellectual piracy, I find it both ironic and refreshing that the Chinese version is the only one that left the website credit in the graphic. The Spanish newspaper blog, Publico, took it out but provided a link in the post, at least. I also like how the Spanish version has updated faces to make it more relevant to the people of Spain. Boo, Portugal.
The issue of corporate hegemony is a problem all over the world but there can be little doubt that the praetorian guard for the corporate elite is a combination of the U.S. military and U.S. clandestine services. Politicians who speak of “starving the beast” never mention starving the military, the clandestine services, government contractors or corporate welfare. Those are the instruments of corporate imperialism. If America is ever going to return to being the “good guys” we perceive ourselves as being, we must end the runaway legalization of corporate feudalism. Americans can’t fix the whole world (and our government should stop trying) but we can give it a fighting chance.
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