" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 14, 2017

The Empire/Corporatocracy Never Ended?

"What is really destroying families, traditional cultures, the environment and the social fabric is corporate capitalism."
Broke and Woke
"Andrew Phillips shares the tale of the rise and fall of one of the world’s oldest and most powerful companies.
At its peak, the
East India Company ran half the world’s trade in commodities such as silk, tea, spices and opium.
After Queen Elizabeth granted it a monopoly on trade in the colonies, the company grew in power, and eventually evolved to act as a type of quasi-government.
The East India Company had its own legal system, currency, and an army bigger than Britain’s own.
Evolving over the centuries to become a transcontinental private empire, it eventually changed the course of India’s history.

A scene from the movie 'Edge of Tomorrow'
A scene from one of the Pirate movies.
Hmm ...
Roman numerals?
"There were a number of times when a wider anti-authoritarian and ant-imperialist movement that was authentically inclusive was nearly forged over the last 20 years.
Not everyone on the “left” or the “right” have authoritarian and statist inclinations.
Most, I’d argue, do not.
One of the first high-water marks was in the anti-globalization movement of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s.
This was a massive international movement that was starting to pose a serious threat to global corporatism.
It was building to a intense culmination point -- a rally and march on Washington DC that would have included thousands of group and unions, which was scheduled for the end of September, 2001 in the midst of economic recession.
9/11, of course, directly caused the cancellation of this march, but it also effectively ended the movement.
The War on Terror became the focus of the Empire and its media outlets, and xenophobia, fear and war became the norm.
Even here, though, there was still a glimmer of hope.
More and more people began to seriously and actively doubt the official story of what happened on that day.
Many of these doubters were former anti-globalization activists.
With the rise of Trump -- a billionaire media figure posing as an anti-establishment counter to Clinton, but in truth the perfect candidate to further divide the population in a time of ongoing crisis and revolutionary potential -- all possibility of reconciliation of the anti-authoritarians on the left and right vanished.
There is a definite rift in the US ruling class, with a sizeable and influential faction attempting to cling on to pre-crisis globalism, but with the deepening of this crisis this rift will likely be bandaged over. Preserving the failing boundaries of Empire will once again be the predominant concern of the entire ruling class."
Corporatocracy prefers Civil War to Social Revolution

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