Friday, October 5, 2012

MOMCOM: The Private Parts - 3

The Private Empire - a complex network
In this series Dredd Blog has been on the trail of the 1%, a.k.a. the private empire that pulls the strings controlling the military, the oil industry, and the media industry of MOMCOM (see MOMCOM - A Mean Welfare Queen).

Were it not for the fact that everyone acknowledges that civilians run the military in the U.S., then the inclusion of the military as a portion of MOMCOM might be puzzling or questionable to some.

Remember that the President is Commander-In-Chief of the military as mandated in the U.S. Constitution, therefore no one should doubt that the Office of The President is a civilian office.

Thus, we can keep in mind that all segments of MOMCOM are ultimately controlled by "private" civilian entities.

Also don't let yourself forget that The Private Empire is a powerful structure that strongly influences or controls our Western Civilization today.

Those in military uniforms in the U.S. serve that private empire because, for one thing, the military does not have what it takes to directly manage and run the other segments of MOMCOM (oil and media industries), even though the thought of doing so may cross the minds of some military high ups from time to time (as it has in nations where military coups have taken place).

So, in today's post we will emphasize that MOMCOM is controlled by a private international entity, a private international empire, with key portions located in those nations where those key portions can exert the most efficiency and power.

Nevertheless, sub-segments of those entities are also spread out in other nations making it difficult to identify or subvert the whole empire from just one nation, for example the military:
The military portion of MOMCOM has from 800 to 1000 bases around the world ... [maybe more, some of it is classified]
(MOMCOM - A Mean Welfare Queen, ibid). The next entity in the construct we call MOMCOM is likewise spread out across the globe:
The oil portion of MOMCOM ... is exemplified by author Coll's quote of the CEO of ExxonMobil: "I am not an American company."
(see MOMCOM - A Mean Welfare Queen and MOMCOM: The Private Parts, links above). Which brings us to the remaining portion of the MOMCOM trinity:
The media portion of MOMCOM is the Mainstream Media (MSM).
(MOMCOM - A Mean Welfare Queen, link above). The media control is clearly in the hands of the private empire (see GE Serves The Pentagon On TV Near Yoo).

One other essence of this trinity has not yet been discussed very much in any previous Dredd Blog post.

That particular essence is the "COM" in MOMCOM, meaning "complex."

The complex nature of MOMCOM is alluded to in the video at the end of this post, where Dr. Peter Phillips of Project Censored discusses "a network" of international companies, composed of individuals who are the cream of the 1% crop.

Many of those international companies in that complex network are also named by Dr. Phillips in the video.

These companies are composed of individuals who sit on the governing boards of various other international corporations / businesses, which comprise a complex network of generally cooperating entities.

They encapsulate military power, oil power, and media power structured as a complex that has global reach and influence, thus "MOMCOM".

The important nucleus of each portion of MOMCOM is placed where it will tend to have the maximum performance possible, and can therefore organize and control those sub-segments which are distributed around the world to control local matters where MOMCOM is focusing.

For example, the military portion has been centrally located in the U.S., which spends more on military machinations than all the other nations combined.

You pay for that military with your tax dollars.

It is located here because that is where it can be of the greatest service to The Private Empire that controls MOMCOM.

The media portion of MOMCOM has been able to create a Wartocracy mentality within the U.S. political infrastructure and in the public mind through propaganda, which The Private Empire uses to control oil through such tactics as gunboat diplomacy and other aspects of imperialism.

Check out the video if you are interested in some information about international corporations that have influence or control over the government in various degrees:
A University of Zurich study 'proves' that a small group of companies - mainly banks - wields huge power over the global economy.

The study is the first to look at all 43,060 transnational corporations and the web of ownership between them - and created a 'map' of 1,318 companies at the heart of the global economy.

The study found that 147 companies formed a 'super entity' within this, controlling 40 per cent of its wealth. All own part or all of one another. Most are banks - the top 20 includes Barclays and Goldman Sachs. [Bank of America is in the top 25]
(Daily Mail, the actual report is: The Network of Global Corporate Control, PDF format). Dr. Phillips talks (~15 minutes) about that report and the private empire:

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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