Mille Lacs Messenger/August 16, 2006
The mass media has been covering up the truth by not telling us that our nation's
unrestricted capitalistic system is responsible for a social and
moral scandal associated with not only poverty within our nation but within Third World
Nations as well.
In a 1986 pastoral letter on our nation's economy, U.S. Catholic Bishops wrote:
"harsh poverty plagues our country despite its great wealth. More
than 33 million Americans are poor: by any reasonable standard another 20 to 30 million
There are now more than 37 million Americans living in poverty, and the U.S. media has
been bought by the corporate elite precisely for the purpose
of concealing this social and moral scandal. The corporate elite are able to conceal the
truth by buying up the press, firing the offending editors,
installing those who toe the corporate line and subtly shaping the truth to fit their
national and international agenda.
Today, whenever you watch television, listen to the radio or read a newspaper, it is
likely that the information you are receiving comes from
a single media monolith, or, in other word, a handful of multi-billion-dollar media
conglomerates which speak with one voice. And this monolith is
dedicated to serving the interest of our nation's greedy and corrupt corporate
Leaders of our corporate/state governmental system lead developing countries into our
nation's empire building domination and dependence system,
wherein they become indebted to us and therefore are easily coerced to promote our
money-loving and evil power-hungry one-world empire building
The international systems work in away wherein U.S. firms are usually selected to help
promote economic development in the Third World. These
selected U.S. firms then recruit deeply impoverished Third World people and build
factories to produce items they can sell abroad for a high price,
while paying their Third World employees almost nothing. Many of these exploited Third
World people are making some of our nation's corporate elite
wealthier and wealthier, while they remain in deep poverty.
Exorbitant profits for our nation's corporations are possible when doing business
in the "Third World" - profits not possible to achieve in the U.S.
with our restrictions on the use of labor, with our many banking and government
regulations, with our laws against usury, with our trade unions, etc.
No worry in the Third World about overtime pay, sick leave, holidays, worker safety,
etc. No concern there about toxic dumping. No concern about
having to negotiate the clumsy political processes of democracy. It is a system which
serves the interests of some of our nation's most greedy and
corrupt corporate elite, as well as some Third World governmental, business and military
These horrendous conditions exist today because of our nation's unrestricted
capitalistic system as well as our nation's - corporate elite
sponsored - mass media, brainwashing, cover-up agenda.
We can begin to rectify these injustices by letting citizens know that this evil U.S.
empire building system exists and how it works.