Hush Money by nipakiller
Hush, all you serfs
Take this cash
Don't do anything
And stay off our
Throughout history the ruled have
rebelled against their tyrannical rulers. America was spawned from such a
rebellion. But the King's collusion with his chartered corporations was quickly
imitated by America's
new ruling class. A corpocracy evolved, but with a twist. Chartered
corporations, not elected government, have the upper hand in determining America's human
condition, and it is a deplorable one for millions of Americans.
"America's trademark," says Dr. Paul
Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic
Policy in the Reagan Administration, "is her institutionalization
of tyranny."  The corpocracy is the institutional agent that daily degrades
the ruled at home and extends its rapacious and deadly grasp throughout the
rest of the world. Yet there has been no rebellion against it at home and no
serious retaliation from away. The corpocracy relies on its brute armor and its
clever use of hush money in the form of policies such as social welfare (which,
however, is dwarfed by corporate welfare), tax exemptions for charities,
government grants, foundation grants mostly derived from corporations' vulgar
(i.e., ill-gotten) wealth, and foreign aid to keep the powerless from storming
The foregoing is the backdrop for
this essay, the true tale of an odyssey through the land of tax-exempt NGOs called
by some either the "non-profit industrial complex" or the "charitable-industrial
complex" that stages change all the while serving the corpocracy.
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The essay is not a report based
on in-depth investigative journalism with its intensive interviewing and detailed
documentation or on a scientific field study with its hypotheses and
statistical tests that might conclusively prove the existence of the complex, if
such proof were ever needed. That wasn't even the initial purpose of the
journey. Rather, the essay is a subjective recounting and analyzing of a long
experience with a beginning, middle, ending, and a postmortem in three parts.
In the Beginning
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Retired organizational psychologist.
Author of The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lurch; America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying; and Corporate Reckoning Ahead.
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