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Tyranny's Hush Money

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Hush, all you serfs

Take this cash

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Don't do anything rash

And stay off our turfs


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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." [1] 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 fortress.


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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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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