Forum Post: Nazi Persecution, US Foreign Policy & Corporate Behavior seem to be enough to Strengthen Individual Rights
Posted 4 years ago on July 3, 2013, 8:36 p.m. EST by Middleaged
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This is an attempt to provide 3 Cases or Types of Cases that would Instruct a Generation of Americans. The Premise is that Nazi Persecution, US Foreign Policy & Corporate Behavior seem to be enough to Strengthen Individual Rights, Study of the Constitution & Geneva Conventions, and to Re-Enact Anti-Trust Law and Break Down Corporate Power over Individuals in the USA.
The Trend seems to be toward Global Trade, Global Laws, & Global Treaties. The jury is still out on whether this is progress or a return to a time when Powerful Lords & Merchants ruled harshly over Peasants. Corporations naturally want to take advantage of low wages and move operations, manufacturing, engineering, accounting, and even corporate HQ to the best advantage. But there are problems 1) Wealthy Interests don't teach Labor about Individual Rights, Heath Benefits, Living Wages, retirement possibilities, Safety issues related to the health of workers and the industry 2) Laws are different in Different Countries and Taxes & Accounting Rules are very different 3) Fraud can be a problem in different countries, Child Labor, Slave Labor, extremely harsh work conditions may exist, extremely low wages may exist, no health care may be provided to a work force which can not afford any health care, and the Safety Record may prove the work not only kills people or maims them, but also leads to suicide.
Case #1 Nazi Persecution in World War II is still valid today in many ways related to Individual Rights, but also in that new financial structures were invented, slave labor was used, there were classes of people under this structure, there were privileged people under this structure, there were high tech industries that were held up on a pedestal as well as Inventors & Engineers who were "Heroes". Some things stay the same, Right??
We all agree that Nazis are an important Case in light of Human, Civil & Individual Rights. The Scenario proves the need for Human Rights, Individual Rights, Civil Rights, Privacy & Primacy of people over big Organizations, Anti-Trust Legislation & Enforcement, Minimization of State Intelligence organizations, Minimization of Police Powers, ... and all our law for Just Treatment of Prisoners, Freedom from cruel punishment, speedy trial, an attorney, the freedom to call family and attorneys from Jail or Prison, Freedom from Rendition, Freedom from Kidnaping and Disappearing at the Hands of the Police, Freedom from Torture, and Freedom to health checks, medicine, food, nutrition, and clean water while in US Federal Jails or Military Prisons.
Case #2 US Foreign Policy was to USE US Military Forces in the Caribbean, Central, & South America to Support US Business Interest in what was called the "Banana Wars". Later The Russian Revolution caused a huge policy shift in watching and checking the growth a Communism (which is anti-business, anti-capitalism, and a threat to Western Industry Ownership). Each US President may have had it's own War Doctrine and they are easily found. Clearly the US Fabricated reasons to go to war in Vietnam & Iraq. Behind the Policies is the huge Military-Security-Defense-Intelligence-Prison Industries which enjoy hiring former military and contractors formed by former military officers. Fraud in Defense Industry in the USA is at least as old as Pre-World War II when Truman was sent to clean it up. Today Tank Tanks & Foundations write opinion pieces to drive us into the War on terrorism (It is an Industry, a Network, a Career, and a Political Party).
The Problem is US Foreign Policy Creates Terrorist, Kills Civilians it does not see when it fires weapons, Uses Drones & Assassination, has a Long History of CIA Regime Change Operations, a Long History of CIA Scandals, our Intelligence Organizations are as big as Western European Armies, Entrenched Defense & Security Interest Groups in our Economy, and the $7 Trillion Dollars we spend on Defense in the Last 10 Years.
Anyway the US Foreign Policy is a Dinosaur which can be compared to Sharia Law:
A) We will deal with any Tyrant or Muslim Group as long as they say they will be our Ally and work with us... and as long as they are not Communists or Marxist Socialist (because nationalizing Resources is bad for US Business Interests) B) We will engage in Paramilitary Operations against any nation that no longer goes along with our Interests and who has some strategic or natural resources value C) We will ignore the Geneva Convention, human rights, & Individual Rights in Legal or Military Actions (since we can control the information, the press, the history, and the spin in most if not all cases especially in third world countries) D) We will promote War when it suits us and will say that we are sorry that women, children, and civilians are hurt by our high tech weapons (but we will refuse to count or keep track of civilian deaths, loss of business, losses to foreign economies, and to loss of homes and cultures) E) We will fund, train, provide weapons, and support Tyrants or Terrorists if we see Fit.
Don't you think we should stop going to war 5,000 miles away to use high tech weapons against people that can never mount an army, navy, or air force to attack this Nation?? Don't you think we should stop attacking and holding embargos against people that can never even fire a missile and hit the USA?? Don't you think the US Foreign Policy is the Equivalent of Sharia Law??
Case #3 is Corporate Behavior which can be built around the Fact that originally US Law Protected Individuals from Harm from Business or Commerce. This was the basis of Law besides Common law, Tort law, and many phrases and ideas from Roman Law. Today few Americans even know what Anti-Trust Law is or that it was used to limit the power of big business to dominate with their power and wealth.
1) Savings & Loan Crisis
2) Keating Five & Lincoln Savings & Loan & William K. Black
3) Dot Com Crisis
4) Deregulation & the Increase in Size of Wall Street Investment Banks
5) Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis, Fraud, Scandal, & DOJ & Regulator Lack of Action, Investigation & Solutions & Remedies
6) 2008 Global Financial Crisis, Loss of Face for US Business, Loss of Reputation for US Financial Organizations
7) The Cover-Up of the Wall Street banks in Deregulation & the Financial Crisis, Owning the Media, Owning the President & Congress, Owning the DOJ & FBI, Owning the Foreign European Governments as well through dependence on Banks & Capitalism for money, Campaign Funds, Networks, Contacts, Career Advancement, ... and it all looks like Duopoly & Crony Capitalism.
8) Best Guess $10 Trillion Dollars was lost to US Individuals in the Financial Crisis ... this should be a scope of magnitude large enough to strip any government official from "Sovereign Immunity"... to be sued or prosecuted for Willful neglect. The only problem is the waters are muddied by all the many managers involved in decisions and that no one is saying here is the main guy in not enforcing the old rules & older Policies. That is why you have to hold the top guy accountable along with his supporters.
9) TBTF is Bigger than Ever. So we still have to Break up all Large Corporations in all Industries, Especially the Media, Stop paying for Media if it is MSM. Read history & law as a defense is my only suggestion.
Nazi Persecution, US Foreign Policy & Corporate Behavior seem to be enough in Case Studies & Education to Strengthen Individual Rights & National Discussions.
Where is the MSM on this?? They are afraid that history sounds like a Conspiracy Theory!!