"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the . The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together." -President
These prescient words were given during his on January 17, 1961.
He warned us about the dangers of monopoly and how we must stay vigilant lest we forget and allow such systems to enslave us. Eisenhower was concerned that future leaders would not have the strength or experience to block the advance of corporate empire builders. The military-industrial complex, although it still uses bombs, has become more seductive. Today they use weapons of mass financial destruction. The first film details these methods. They also use food as a weapon and the second film will detail those.
Our financial markets are a clear example of monopoly at work; see JPM story, MON story and GE solar story. This market crisis has been engineered by deregulators; see Phil Gramm story. The goal is putting greater power in fewer hands; see meltdown story. They get the gold mine and we get the shaft.
The following videos will enlighten you to the methods corporations use to empower themselves and marginalize everyone else. This effects how you and I live every day. How much "daily news" actually impacts your daily life? This is real news. Let's explore some of the methods behind the madness.
WINNER OF 26 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS including the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
The Corporation has emerged to be today’s dominant institution, one that creates great wealth but also great harms. This documentary examines the history of the corporation and the role it plays in society and our everyday lives. They are artificial creations to produce profit sometimes likened to an eagle, a whale, or a Frankenstein monster out of control.
Le Monde selon Monsanto
On March 11, 2008 a new documentary was aired on French television (ARTE – French-German cultural TV channel) by French journalist and film maker , The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that you won’t see on American television. The gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years.
The results of her three years of research worldwide into Monsanto:
Multinational Monitor recently published: .
There are many morals to the stories highlighted here at GTM. Something to think about is how you and I participate as investors. There are many ways we subvert our self-interest every day. Some of them we can't do much about, like paying Federal Income Tax. One of the things we do have power over is where we put our money. Whose hands do we place it in?
This is an amazing resource and archive of free documentaries:
Some great resources exposing Monsanto and world food monopoly: