Empires used to be created by kings and were located primarily in one country. These kings used to send out armies to set up and expand their empires in foreign lands. The Roman empire is an example of one of these.
The term empire derives from the Latin imperium (power, authority). Politically, an empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples (ethnic groups) united and ruled either by a monarch (emperor, empress) or an oligarchy.
Aside from the traditional usage, the term empire can be used in an extended sense to denote a large-scale business enterprise (e.g. a transnational corporation), or a political organisation of either national-, regional- or city scale, controlled either by a person (a political boss) or a group authority (political bosses).
Now there are global empires, built by corporations who call no nation ‘home’. These corporations use one nation and one town against one another, making them compete for the lowest labor cost, the biggest tax ‘rebate’, and other perks, just to get the corporation to locate there.
These same corporations will pick up and move as soon as there is even the smallest labor cost advantage in another location. They have NO LOYALTY to any nation, state or town, much less a community of individuals. There is no friendly and benevolent global ‘corporation’. These corporations are focused on profit at any cost, no matter what. There are consequences for allowing corporations to grow this big.
One consequence is that the biggest bankers who run and control the biggest corporations cannot be arrested or brought to trial for their crimes, because they are ‘too big’.
The proof of this fact is that many politicians stated that right before the financial cliff, when the whole US was ready to collapse financially, that they declared that these biggest banks were ‘too big’ to fail, so taxpayers were forced prop them up with Billions in taxpayer money.
The US government gave a direct handout to these huge banks, both foreign and domestic, despite them being corrupt, inefficient, totally bankrupt. Many of these failed institutions were and still are supporting and laundering money for drug dealers.
These same banksters caused the real estate crash which erased 50% or more of the value of most retirement accounts, and caused millions of homeowners to lose not only their homes but everything they owned, plus ruined their credit.
Where is the outrage? Where are the convictions? After the savings and loan meltdown and scandal, hundreds of fraudster bankers went to jail. Having laws in place where lawbreakers go to jail is part of democracy. When the 1% can commit crimes with impunity and never go to jail, democracy has been lost, almost completely.
After this latest real estate and financial crash, NOT ONE of these criminal banksters has been charged or gone to jail for fraud, despite the largest loss of money in history, despite the longest global recession and threat of bankruptcy for many countries.
Almost 1.5 Million innocent civilians have been killed as a direct result of the US invasion of Iraq. This war cost the U.S. more than $2 trillion, according to one study. The U..S. war in Iraq could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.
Who benefits from wars? Historically, war profiteers were taken to jail. Now they are celebrated and encouraged. Are you starting to see a pattern yet? Huge corporations are making obscene profits, while millions of people suffer or die. This does not work for seven future generations of our children, and it must change in order for them to have a future worth living in.
Democracy Cannot Exist With Wealth Concentrated In Hands Of Just A Few People
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