The Price

October 28, 2010 by  

To the Magnificent People of The United States of America:

It is with much humility that I offer you these words. But it is, in my opinion, time for a full recognition that the United States has been utterly and completely conquered by Corporate Interests.

Wars are often re-fought, however, and the time to reengage is upon us. And as the recent past has shown us, the road to winning a war depends mainly on will and the understanding of the battlefield and enemy.

A Bloody Coup

That the greatest military power in the history of the planet was soundly defeated by a foe that didn’t fire a single shot should be evident to all. Yet the Corporate War has been as bloody as any America has faced. Corporations have used the blood, sweat and tears of the American worker to attain a resounding victory.

The war of an aggressive Corporate Culture against a submissive United States citizenry has raged for decades, with the death blow being the Citizens United ruling that insisted Corporations have the same rights as flesh-and-blood Americans. And that ruling will only increase the bloodshed.

But Corporations bleed, as well. And the time for Corporate blood to flow is upon us.

A Capitalist Society

On Sept. 11, 2001, a group of terrorists attacked the United States. There are many reasons they were able to accomplish this, but perhaps the main reason was that the terrorists used the freedoms of America to their advantage. And while the devastation and death accomplished the terror that was intended, the true victory was the contraction of American freedoms and the increased prominence of Corporate Power over the political system.

It is with this in mind that the fight must be taken to the Corporate World. For the Corporate World has used the American system of capitalism to make the U.S. political system its own private playground.

The lessons of the insipid “War on Terror” must be heeded, however. To wage war on capitalism itself is a fool’s errand, and an undesirable one. But we can use capitalism to serve our purposes, as well. An economic War on our Corporate Overlords can result in both victory and the restoration of the State. And such a victory would reverberate around the Globe.

The Results of Corporatism

Travel the planet and there will be one answer to what the United States is best known and respected for – the Right to Free Speech.

However, nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it say that Corporations can’t infringe upon an American’s freedom of expression. And Corporate censorship is a growing plague.

The assault on Freedom of Speech is just one of the ways Corporations have laid claim to the true American Dream. The destruction of the Middle-Class, endless wars of convenience leaving millions obliterated, the destruction of the environment and the removal of social safety nets, are a few of the other victims in this coup. And to the victor has gone the spoils, while the vanquished have increasingly empty wallets, hearts and lives.

Corporations have no national loyalty. They have no interest in human lives. They only care of profit and the exploitation of workers. The collateral damage created in their pursuit of a dollar is of no consequence to them.

Corporatism means death. This is not hyperbole.

A Corporate Political System

The engine of the United States government is graft. It has always been so. The flagrancy of this graft has increased on a near-daily basis, with Citizens United making it the law of the land. To think American politicians are not bought and paid for is no longer just naivety, it is forced ignorance.

The upcoming Mid-Term Elections will see $3 billion spent. The majority from Corporate Coffers. And this money will be paid back, over and over again. Because the donations of Corporations are not for the betterment of any outside themselves. They are an investment for continued and accelerated oppression.


We have seen that true change cannot take place from behind a desk. If the Tea Party Movement – such as it is – can generate such widespread notoriety despite an appalling lack of participants, the actions of the thoughtful and wise will be acknowledged, as well. As news coverage now travels in infinite concentric circles, there is a hunger for true action.

And the time to act is now.

The Price

The American public has been disarmed and cowed into inaction and submissiveness. But there remains one last weapon, and it is truly the most devastating – the pocketbook.

To restore America, Corporate Interests that have no care of Humanity must be either destroyed or forced to submit. A War on Corporatism is the only way to save what once was. And it must be a war fought with dedication and enthusiasm. And here is how it should be fought:

  • Do not purchase or use anything from corporations that make any political donations.
  • Do not purchase or use anything from corporations that pollute and disrespect the planet.
  • Do not purchase or use anything from corporations that take advantage of nations that use human rights abuses to run their economy. The words “Made in China” are written by the oppressed, and we are the oppressors.
  • Do not support any candidate of any party that receives donations – either directly or indirectly – from any corporation that has shown a lack of ethics or sense of humanity.
  • Do not invest in any unethical Corporation.
  • Be heard and seen: Protest and picket unethical Corporations that refuse to submit. Use the pen as a sword to detail their crimes against the United States and the World.
  • Work endlessly to remove the shield of secrecy that cloaks so many corrupt, unethical Corporations.
  • Be an educated, discerning consumer.
  • Be relentless.
  • Be ruthless.

Essentially, it comes to this: The American People must hurt Unethical Corporations as much as legally possible.

Yes, there will be civilian casualties. Jobs will be lost. And while this is not an attractive proposition, it is the sacrifice demanded of this era.

And the end result will be the engine that drives the U.S. economy into the future. For each Corporation that is shunned, hundreds of true small businesses will take their places. The spirit of American entrepreneurship has been suppressed, but it remains. And it will save us.

A Long, Hard Struggle

The words laid before you are not the words of a naive man. There is an understanding here that in many instances, a complete boycott of Unethical and Un-American Corporations is not currently possible. We have grown far to dependent on Corporations to abandon them completely. Nor should our aim be the elimination of Corporations.

Nonetheless, from conserving fuel, to buying locally, to forgoing the latest gadget, etc., there are great strides that can be made. Our goals must be to drive Unethical and Un-American Corporations to their knees. And when their bottom line is assaulted with enough force, they will submit.

Consumerism long ago engulfed the United States of America and became its main cultural offering. But that consumerism is a weapon. And it should be used with abandon.

It also must be understood that the Corporate Takeover of the United States was not an overnight affair. It has been decades in the making. And it continues today. The War to rest power from our Corporate Overlords will be a long, drawn out struggle. And while victory will not solve all societal ills, it will effectively cut the head off the monster that continues to devour our national psyche.

In any war, sacrifices must be made. And millions of Americans have the ability and means to join this fight. And for this true silent majority, the ultimate sacrifice will be convenience and time.

But to save and maintain the State, that is the price that must be paid.

Virtue against fury shall advance the fight,
And it the combat soon shall put to flight;
For the old American, valor is not dead,
Nor in the Americans’ breasts extinguished.


Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles


5 Responses to “The Price”

  1. hugh.c.mcbride on October 28th, 2010 9:17 am

    As I often thnk (& occasionally say/write) after reading something here, it is amazing what can be produced by someone with guts, brains & mad writing skillz.

  2. William K. Wolfrum on October 28th, 2010 9:52 am

    Thank you very much, Hugh.

  3. Ray Ven on November 6th, 2010 9:34 am

    Excellent work. I shall recommend this as a “must read” to my friends.

  4. todddevice on November 21st, 2011 10:39 am

    This was a wonderful summation of something I have pondered for a long time. Like the breaking of any bad habit, though, I foresee that Americans will have a long period of difficulty coming to terms with their addiction to convenience. As evidenced by the recent leak of the OWS-discrediting ABA proposal and BOA’s quickdraw marketing efforts, those with power will wield a lot of it trying to convince people that what they are already experiencing is really, truly honest-to-god democratic freedom.

  5. Terri D on November 23rd, 2012 5:41 pm

    Lofty goals! This will continue until the corporations have ALL of the money. The only hope we have is to learn from history and climb out of this mess using regulations and even-handed enforcement. Nobody has learned, it would seem, or we’ve just been blind to the consequences of the gradual erosion of sensible rules for business since the Great Depression. For instance, nobody remembers why unions came into existence to begin with! Nobody sees the importance of separating financial services sectors. Greed does not qualify an insurance agent to be an investment banker. Conservatism should not only be a stated preference for older social conventions, it should be a preference for financial rules that worked in a socially just way.

    Granting corporate “person hood” status has resulted in a society preyed upon by sociopaths. The elected/appointed representatives and officials that have allowed this have been selfish and corrupt users of their authority.

    The authority to do things like grant corporate “person hood” has been given them by the electorate. The electorate has a responsibility (all too often ignored) of informed voting for their own interests and for that of their community.

    It’s not going to be the instant gratification that most of us have been convinced we “need”, but it will be the one thing that shows that if WE work hard enough, WE will be rewarded.

    Rant over.

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