Why Are Corporations Blamed, Instead Of The Billionaires Who Control Them?

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Why Are Corporations Blamed, Instead Of The Billionaires Who Control Them?

Written by Eric Zuesse.

A classic “Cui bono?” explanation looks first to determine whom the beneficiaries from a crime are, and then seeks for possible evidence that those persons who benefit from the crime had initiated the crime — perhaps hired the agents who had carried out the crime. Those agents are then sought for and investigated in order to find evidence that they had been rewarded by the crime’s beneficiaries, for having perpetrated the crime. In a “Cui bono?” approach to justice, those who created and organized and hired the crime would get the severest punishment for that crime; their mere agents would receive lower sentences. However, in our popular media, the closest that normally is done to adhere to this methodology for finding an explanation and assigning blame is to identify corporation(s) that MIGHT have benefited from the crime. Then, ultimately, if there is to be any prosecution at all against those possible beneficiaries, only the lower level of the corporation’s employees who had been incentivized by its top management to do the crime are pursued by the law, and the corporation’s controlling investors — whom those peons had been actually those investors’ agents, working on their behalf — suffer, at most, nothing more than a fraction of 1% of the corporation’s annual profits as slap-on-the-wrist fines, and even less than that percentage of their own stock-value in the corporation. So: if there is any prosecution against the corporation, that firm’s investors are held harmless, protected by the law. This is NOT a “Cui bono?” system of justice; it is, at best, a ‘Cui bono?’ system of ‘justice’ — actually, a system of injustice.

Why do we have a system of injustice, not a system of justice?

The same persons who control the major corporations — and almost all of them are billionaires, who are the approximately 1,000 wealthiest individuals in the United States and control not only all of the major corporations but also those corporations’ hired lobbyists, and also all of the major news-media — are the major donors to the political Parties, and to the PACs that also fund those; and they thereby control also the U.S. Government, via those agents (including virtually everyone in Congress) and their millions of sub-agents who are the employees of those agencies.

In such a situation, how can justice be even possible? Those billionaires — both the ones who fund the Democratic Party, and the ones who fund the Republican Party — are well-represented by this Government, but the general public is represented almost not at all by it. So, the question is: How does the public become successfully fooled to believe that they live in a democracy?

I shall propose here what I believe to be the answer, which explains how this con-job is done:

The dominant ideology of these countries is called in the United States “libertarianism” and in Europe “neoliberalism,” and it holds that even if the Government is unjust (or unfair), the economy is just (or fair) if it is “free” — as unsubject to the political power (the government) as possible. The underlying belief is that corruption comes from the government and NOT from the economy itself. Consequently: corruption comes from the holders of public offices, but NOT from the corporations UNLESS there are “a few bad apples” in that lot, who do what the corporation doesn’t want them to do. At worst: corporations are “negligent,” in this scenario. The economy ITSELF is not systematically corrupt. Consequently, the billionaires are to be viewed more as “wealth-creators” by means of their investments, than as being, by any means, the incentivizers of crimes against the public, often exploiting the public and profiting thereby.

That neoliberal or libertarian view is the viewpoint by conservatives (or “The Right”), but is it ALSO the viewpoint by liberals (or “The Left”)? Yes, and here is how it is:

Karl Marx is generally held to be the founder of “The Left,” and he blamed “the bourgeoisie” or middle economic class, as being the exploiters and the persons who benefit from capitalism or a free market. He did not blame the aristocracy — the top economic class, who control the corporations and constitute what today are commonly called “billionaires” — for political problems. He really believed that the middle class — and NOT or NOT ONLY the super-rich — are the cause of society’s injustices. If he had blamed “the aristocracy” (the wealthiest class), then he would never have been able to win the financial support from the aristocracy that he did and which enabled him to publish. So: he blamed “the bourgeoisie” INSTEAD OF “the aristocracy.” Consequently: leftism became corrupted, even at its very start. It was corrupted BY the aristocracy.

Marx blamed ALL STOCKHOLDERS, and not ONLY the ones who own the controlling blocks of stock in the major corporations — not ONLY “the aristocracy” — and this is the reason why the Soviets purged the “kulaks” or small-business owners, and not ONLY the few individuals who had held the vast majority of the nation’s wealth.

A good example of this leftist mentality is a recent article by, and news-interview video of, a leftist news-analyst, Thomas Fazi. The article was titled “Civil disobedience is coming”, and at 4:50 in the video-interview of him about it, he was asked, “Who are these people? Who is benefitting from all of these bad things?” and Fazi answered: “Well, it’s the usual suspects. If we take Covid, we know that the lockdowns, the Covid measures, they caused immense harm to most citizens, they caused immense harm to small and medium businesses, but they allowed Big Tech, Big Pharma companies, to reap in billions, tens of billions in profits, and to acquire even more power than they already had. .. If we look at the current crisis, it’s exactly the same. In this case, we’re … talking about Big Oil, Big Energy, Big Gas.” The major funders of Britain’s Labour Party, and of America’s Democratic Party, could hire or sub-contract to such a writer, just as the liberal aristocrats during Marx’s time funded him and his work. It holds the corporations responsible — WHEN it does — ONLY in such ways as to protect the biggest beneficiaries of corporate crimes.

But such thinking is not progressive; it is not conducive to increasing democracy, and to equal rights and obligations of each and every person, under the law, and which contains no systematic favoritism toward the super-rich, and no systematic denigration and further weakening of the very poor.

Ultimately, such leftism is remarkably close to neoliberalism (libertarianism), because it accepts the view that the billionaires hire people to promote to the public: that billionaires are “entrepreneurs” instead of “exploiters,” and that they had gotten so rich because they had earned every cent of it and not depended upon the state and its (billionaires’-created) system in order to become so rich. This billionaires-funded view makes fundamentally no distinction, except Fazi’s rhetorical one, between those “small and medium businesses” on the one hand, versus such international megacorporations as ExxonMobil and Lockheed Martin on the other. AND it focuses blame against “corporations” INSTEAD OF against the individual beneficiaries from its crimes. That leftism is a false, crippled, leftism, not authentic progressivism, which DOES AND CONSISTENTLY make that distinction — by identifying the billionaires who actually CONTROL those giant corporations, and by seeking to get the laws changed so as to finally provide ACCOUNTABILITY to “Cui bono?” Obviously, billionaires will not fund writers such as that, progressive ones.

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s new book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.

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N.N.

I guess one of the reasons why corporations, not their controlling individuals, are being blamed, is because the media carefully avoids publishing this information, and most people just don’t know who owns, or controls, a certain corporation. We know who controls Tesla or Facebook, but at least I don’t know who controls Nestle or Lonestar, not without digging. And in an age where allegedly both the FED and the ECB heavily rely on data from Aladdin, BlackRock’s – ie, Larry Fink’s, IT system, who has the guts to stand up to those people, even if they didn’t also own the media? Who can safely publish such information without fearing for their very lives?

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Bitcoin

We actually don’t know who controls them. Musk, Bezos, Gates and other clowns are just screens and puppets.

Edmund

But we do know who control them all 🔯👃🕎

jens holm

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jens holm

You are one crazy son of a bitch.

Eric Zuesse

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jens holm

Yes we actually do. People just dont look them up.

And You NEVER mention as random example, that Nestlè fx also give 279.000 jobs. If those wasnt paid, they could not pay for buying stuff. We do. Mnay of us actually get hospital treatments and pension because of that.

So its more about whos get most of the cake.

Abraham Lincoln

WHY ARE CORPORATIONS BLAMED, INSTEAD OF THE BILLIONAIRES WHO CONTROL THEM?

Because the owners are racist Jewish supremacist Judeo Nazis with their racist Jewish supremacist Judeo Nazi satanic slave empire dictatorship.

Eric Zuesse

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Southfront

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Eric Zuesse

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Eric Zuesse

Wealth is power, the power to hire, to bribe. to reward, anyone the person wants. To say that centibillionaires such as Musk, Bezos, and Gates, are ANYONE’e “puppets” is astoundingly misunderstanding that wealth IS power, and is obtuse about the inevitable power that any billionaire has and that any poor or only moderately wealthy person lacks. It is to misunderstand the corrosive impact that such extreme wealth by any person is corrosive to democracy. It is to misunderstand society, and government, and economics.

jens holm

https://www.nbim.no/

Thats norway oil owned by the people

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Eric Zuesse

I am a pseudo intellectual grifter like all liberals. I always blame everything on American Corporations. NOTHING IN MY LIFE HAS EVER BEEN MY FAULT. I have never held a real job. I never held a productive job.

I am getting paid by Chinese to write this mental masturbation nonsense.

Please support Freedom for Stealing and Liberty for Grifting. They are under threat like never before in a tyrannical US.

I DISAPPROVE this message. This corporation does not fit our narrative. Thus, it does not exist and should never be spoken of.

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Kbm

I’ll tell ya! Nazified Western, WEF leaders and pedophiles. The money traders of the current monetary casino capitalism.

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ItsTheJews

WEF are jews, how can they be “Nazis” wtf? Jews run it all. Black Rock, Vanguard and 1 other have 23 trillion in western companies. All jewish.

Uncircumcised Jew

We own you all

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Zelenskys Anus

You tools

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Eric Zuesse

I am a pseudo intellectual grifter like all liberals. I always blame everything on American Corporations. NOTHING IN MY LIFE HAS EVER BEEN MY FAULT. I have never held a real job. I never held a productive job.

I am getting paid by Chinese to write this mental masturbation nonsense.

Please support Freedom for Stealing and Liberty for Grifting. They are under threat like never before in a tyrannical US.

I approve this message.

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I’m Blikenandimazionist

Losers

Money Changer

Sell your soul for money

Pertti

Yeah, a cui bono explanation of the fact that these corporations masquerade as governments in the first place. Therefore it is necessary to expose that wrongdoing first, to talk about blame does not come into this equation at all but is an emotional way to blame the person who exposes fake structures. How it is possible to bring to justice the owners of lets say the British Crown Corporation without exposing their company and crimes they did first? Perplexing attempt to shift guilt when this article inevitably means also governments, they are listed as corporations nowadays in Washington D. C. The second thing is that the owners of these corporations always own through many tax-haven companies owning multiple shares in many. In Britain, it is even illegal to ask what the royal family, i. e. the crown company owns. Is this why this article sends us to chase shadows? All corporations work under maritime law, as do governments now. This means they must be returned back to doing their original work, owned and governed by the people and not as shell companies doing crime. For doing crime you get the blame of doing crime.

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Unwillful dweller

You are a 100% correct. And the worst part is, according to their own criminal law, Aka “lex mercatoria” they are committing inland piracy, by means of personage, fraud and duress under false presumptions of war, and such crimes merit public and summary execution. IOW, total impunity. Millions of petty criminals rotting in fraudulent for profit “correction” institutions while the real MONSTERS will never be detained. Picture a surgeon who only extracts the tiny ramifications of a really big tumour but always leaves this untouched. That is exactly how humanity is behaving as a whole. There´s only one possible outcome.

jens holm

“Tsarist Russia is more free and just than amerika where corporations rule and robbery and thievery are made official”. Visarron Belinsky
in US colony dinkmark even Macdonalds burger flipper pay 65% of salary tax –we very submissive slave

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Kev not Kiev

You want names… LARRY FINK… and all his Zionist Ashkanazi Jew murderers who use Rothchild counterfieting funds to buy up companies at the expense of hyperinflating your economy, that is, when they are not using your pensions in an AI (ALADDIN) driven game of antitrust insider trading monopolistic control freak games designed, they think, to give them the chance to divest humanity of all personal wealth and convert that into their ownership control of all lands private and public. Time to nationalize evetything they have ever touched, put em all in the ground and give back everything they stole from everyone… As reparations for their frauds and genocides.

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Eric Zuesse

I am a pseudo intellectual grifter like all liberals. I always blame everything on American Corporations. NOTHING IN MY LIFE HAS EVER BEEN MY FAULT. I have never held a real job. I never held a productive job.

I am getting paid by Chinese to write this mental masturbation nonsense.

Please support Freedom for Stealing and Liberty for Grifting. They are under threat like never before in a tyrannical US.

I DISAPPROVE this message. You incorrectly blamed Grift Management. You must blame Corporations that we are having big troubles to take over. You made a grave mistake to blame Jews too. We hate Corporations. They give jobs for 100 million Americans. We hate America. We hate everybody who works an actual job. How were you not able to get a hint that is obvious even to a dumbest sheep????? It is in the title!

Jews always stand with the people and always against oppression of work.

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KE5

Every CEO shareholder and employee should be held accountable as individuals for the crimes of a corporation . The law must be changed to protect humanity from the evils of the globalists.

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A. Dane

Western Nations are actually ruled by 2 laws:
The law of the land
The Maritime law (Also called the law of the Sea).

Every person living on the Land is a subject to be ruled by The Law of the Land, and to be taxed by The Sovereign of the Land. The Sovereign can be a King, Republic Government or Government by a Corporation.

Corporations located in the Land are a subject to be ruled by The Maritime Law, and to be taxed by The Sovereign of the Seas. The sovereign of the Seas is the Vatican headed by the Pope.

Corporations are actually Foreign Entities operating within Sovereign Nations. Thus they can erect Holding companies in Off Shore Tax Heaven Nations, and extract their franchise-corporations of all their profits, without paying any tax in the high tax Nations.

Corporation’s usually pays lower tax than individual owners in high tax Nations.

The reasons why the owners of corporation are never blamed by the media, is because the corporations are exempt via the Maritime law to publish who owns the corporation. We actually don’t know who really controls Google or Pfizer. In Britain it is illegal to publish ownership of the Royal Family.

In America, each State is the sovereign of the Land. However the 50 States have accepted to have a cooperation take care of federal laws in America, and international Relations.
The U.S Corporation is Located on its own domicile, the square mile within Washington D.C.
The U.S. cooperation is currently led by its President Joe Biden.
The U.S Corporation has obtained a debt of $30 Trillion, which they expect the 50 states to pay for.
If the 50 states of America deny paying the U.S debt, the U.S Corporation in Washington D.C goes bankrupt.

Every western President is head of a Corporation, and thus subject to The Maritime Law.
The Maritime Law is actually hiding the continuation of the Feudalist Rule of the Holy Roman Empire.
A rule by the Royal and Elite dynasties of the West in a satanic conspiracy with the Vatican.

In order to get equal Justice for all:
The Western population needs to ban Maritime laws.
We need to ban corporations as being the sovereign of the Land.
We need to institute equal tax laws for individuals and corporations.
We also need to institute equal tax laws on individual inheritance and Foundations.
We need to tax profits of Franchise cooperation’s before the Franchise payment is send to Tax heavens.

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IMHO

“We need to institute equal tax laws for individuals and corporations.”

I disagree. Corporations, as they are now, have extra benefits over individuals and should have to pay for those extra benefits. The individuals who run those corporations, as individuals themselves, should pay equal tax as everyone else, but not the corporation.

That “equal” tax for individuals is NO TAX on income or homes.

Taxing a person’s income will never be equal because that money is not spent equally, and it is nothing more than theft and slavery. The same with the property tax that ensures you never really own your home and makes gentrification possible.

A. Dane

You are making things more complicated instead of Logic.
The Danish population and individual business owners are taxed by an income tax of 42%.
Corporations in Denmark are only taxed by 25%, unless they erect a Holding company in Tax Heaven Nations, and thus avoid paying any tax at all.

They way to do it is to tax the Corporation before the remaining profit is delivered free of income tax, to the owners. Thus we can still keep Corporations in business, and both individual and cooperative owners will be treated equal.

When the tax revenue rises because of taxation on International corporations, it will be possible to lower the general tax percentage for everybody.

“NO TAX on income or homes”! In principle I agree.

IMHO

“WHY ARE CORPORATIONS BLAMED, INSTEAD OF THE BILLIONAIRES WHO CONTROL THEM?”

The whole purpose of corporations is to shield people from liability. If YOU are in business and do something wrong, then YOU get sued. If you incorporate, then the corporation gets sued.

Corporations were created for this very purpose.

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A. Dane

NO One of the purposes of Corporations is to shield the owners of the corporation from liability.
So if Pfizer gets sued over its vaccine and looses all its value, the owners retains their profits, and goes free of persecution.
But there is a more Satanic side of Corporations, That I have explained down below.
If you Chose Newest Comments.

Sage

Good but incomplete analysis. The elephant in the room is the Masonic control. The Venetian Black Nobility who own the vatican and the BIS , all the major corporations, and run freemasonry thru the jesuits are the actual owners. These hidden rulers create a presented reality and run all sides via secret societies whose members infiltrate all aspects of our society. Evil is legion and among us. We must face this harsh reality and expunge this evil or submit to their evil tyranny. As I do not eat bugs, nor worship satan I will be resisting the zionist WEF NWO and all its’ nefarious minions. Let freedom reign.

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