This Dredd Blog discussion follows their evolution from once tiny, temporary, local constructs that would cease to exist upon completion of some public service, into their current manifestation as gigantic, world affecting, multinational monsters.
During the discussion we couldn't help but comment on the revisionist historical propaganda, which the neoCon self-righties have created out of whole cloth, in an attempt to cover the past and future trail for their corporate agenda.
The corporations that now control the federal and state governments "from the sidelines" are in the epidemic phase of the disease which now focuses (in terms of foreign policy) primarily on the oil wars.
The blurring, conflating, and morphing of government with corporations, which those on the right call "privatizing", is little more than the expansion of the realm of "servitude" of the people, defined clearly and well in advance by the father of our Constitution:
Our founders were well aware of the question and the answer hundreds of years ago. They spoke of it with unmistakable words and with certain clarity:(The Greatest Source Of Power Toxins?). Noticed any wars lately, or that they are getting longer and longer, or that this condition affects freedoms?
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied : and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Those truths are well established.(James Madison, emphasis added). The visionary who made that statement was the 4th President of the United States, Bill of Rights author, Congressman, Cabinet Member, who was also called the "Father of the U.S. Constitution".
The neural net of MOMCOM, which Dredd Blog calls governation (government-corporation), extends all the way from the source of imperialistic military ideology, developed in the vast "war college" system, into the mass media of every sort (movies, TV, literature, news, communications, etc.).
From there it naturally extends out to the populace by way of a vast propaganda network which has not been seen in empires existing upon the face of the Earth until these modern times of technological wizardry.
At the personal level the end nodes of this system are the two almond shaped twin message receivers within each individual human brain called the amygdala by scientists, as well as the five senses.
It is unnecessary to implant in human brains little technological devices, portrayed in the science fiction movies, because they are already there and fully functioning at birth.
Notably, the amygdala portion of the system necessarily brings up a notion of subconscious animation via "involuntary" behavior.
That is one scary part of the whole system, because MOMCOM is not fully controlled by conscious mental activity, but is infected with the toxins of power which cause behavior that has not been thought out from beginning to end, debated, or otherwise vetted by those who are still conscious of where we are being taken.
Another scary part is how completely we are wired into this system, from the food we eat, clothes we wear, toothpaste we brush with, pills we take, to the cell phones and similar devices we carry with us all the time to connect us to the system of MOMCOM, which are used to keep an eye on us.
Earlier in this post we mentioned the oil wars, which we consider to be the end-all and be-all of the continued existence of civilization.
In the series The Peak of The Oil Wars, we focus on the imperialistic machinations of all sorts designed to control hydrocarbons (oil, gas, coal - civilization's main drug) from source to market.
In other posts we deal with the other end of the oil wars, global warming / global climate change, that is, the vast realm of the systematic pollution of the Earth.
Thus, it can be seen that the peak of the oil wars is the most important subject matter for civilization's demise or survival.
The evolution of the nature of corporations parallels that subject because they are inextricably fused together by the toxins of power.
The previous post in this series is here.