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How it really works …


by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | October 18, 2014

“Old John D. Rockefeller and his 19th century fellow-capitalists were convinced of one absolute truth: that no great monetary wealth could be accumulated under the impartial rules of a competitive laissez faire society. The only sure road to the acquisition of massive wealth was monopoly: drive out your competitors, reduce competition, eliminate laissez-faire, and above all get state protection for your industry through compliant politicians and government regulation. This last avenue yields a legal monopoly, and a legal monopoly always leads to wealth.

This robber baron schema is also, under different labels, the socialist plan. The difference between a corporate state monopoly and a socialist state monopoly is essentially only the identity of the group controlling the power structure. The essence of socialism is monopoly control by the state using hired planners and academic sponges. On the other hand, Rockefeller, Morgan, and their corporate friends aimed to acquire and control their monopoly and to maximize its profits through influence in the state political apparatus; this, while it still needs hired planners and academic sponges, is a discreet and far more subtle process than outright state ownership under socialism. Success for the Rockefeller gambit has depended particularly upon focusing public attention upon largely irrelevant and superficial historical creations, such as the myth of a struggle between capitalists and communists, and careful cultivation of political forces by big business. We call this phenomenon of corporate legal monopoly—market control acquired by using political influence—by the name of corporate socialism.”

Antony C. Sutton
Wall Street and FDR


1 of 101 Truths You Were Never Taught

What large corporations discovered long ago was that the policing power of the state provides the missing link in maintaining their monopolies by using government to remove their pesky competition in the free market. So it is no surprise that these same large corporations endeavor at every opportunity to strengthen the hand of their government partner; whether you call it Socialism, Marxism or Communism or anything else does not matter. What matters is that the power of the state is ‘collectivized’ to capture the market consisting of the captured citizens. Of course the heads of these corporations are citizens too but most consider themselves citizens of the world without nationality and owe no allegiance to any country. The lack of prosecutions of blatantly illegal acts by these same ‘World Citizens’ represents empirical evidence that these ‘elites’ are truly above the laws that apply to everyone else. Thus, through collectivism of the populous and their close partnership with Government, we have today not free market capitalism but corporatism or crony capitalism or as Benito Mussolini called it Fascism.

“Competition is a sin.” – John D. Rockefeller