… The corporations that in effect rule the lives of American workers constitute what University of Michigan philosophy professor Elizabeth Anderson refers to as “private governments.” These “workplace governments,” she writes, are “dictatorships, in which bosses govern in ways that are largely unaccountable to those who are governed. They don’t merely govern workers: they dominate them.” These corporations have the legal authority, she writes, “to regulate workers’ off-hour lives as well—their political activities, speech, choice of sexual partner, use of recreational drugs, alcohol, smoking, and exercise. Because most employers exercise this off-hours authority irregularly, and without warning, most workers are unaware of how sweeping it is.”
“If the U.S. government imposed such regulations on us, we would rightly protest that our constitutional rights were being violated,” Anderson writes in her book “Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It).” “But American workers have no such rights against their bosses. Even speaking out against such constraints can get them fired. So most keep silent.”
Once workers sign contracts they essentially cede their rights as citizens to the corporations, except the few rights guaranteed by law, for the duration of the contracts. “Employers’ authority over workers,” Anderson writes, “outside of collective bargaining and a few other contexts, such as university professors’ tenure, is sweeping, arbitrary, and unaccountable—not subject to notice, process, or appeal. The state has established the constitution of the government of the workplace; it is a form of private government.” These corporations, by law, can “impose a far more minute, exacting, and sweeping regulation of employees than democratic states do in any domain outside of prisons and the military.”
These myriad corporate dictatorships, or private governments, ensure American workers are docile and compliant as the superstructure of the corporate state cements into place a species of corporate totalitarianism. The ruling ideology of neoliberalism and libertarianism, used to justify the corporate domination and social inequality that afflict us, sells itself as the protector of freedom and liberty. It does this by subterfuge. It claims workers have the freedom to enter into employment contracts and terminate them, while ignoring the near-total suspension of rights during the period of employment. It pretends that workers and corporations function as independent and autonomous sellers and buyers, with workers selling their labor freely and corporate owners buying this labor.
This neoliberal economic model, however, is defective. The relationship between the corporation and the worker is not the same as the relationship between a self-employed baker, for example, and his customers. The self-employed baker and those who buy the bread appeal to mutual self-interest in the exchange. “The buyer is not an inferior, begging for a favor,” Anderson writes. “Equally importantly, the buyer is not a superior who is entitled to order the butcher, the brewer, or the baker to hand over the fruits of his labor. Buyers must address themselves to the other’s interests. The parties each undertake the exchange with their dignity, their standing, and their personal independence affirmed by the other. This is a model of social relations between free and equal persons.” (Emphasis by the author.)
Once a worker is bonded to a corporation, however, he or she instantly loses this dignity, standing and personal independence, especially if the job is temporary, entry-level or menial. Relations are no longer free and equal.
“When workers sell their labor to an employer, they have to hand themselves over to their boss, who then gets to order them around,” Anderson writes. “The labor contract, instead of leaving the seller free as before, puts the seller under the authority of their boss.” The worker either fulfills the demands of management, which he or she has little ability to question or formulate, or is reprimanded, demoted, sanctioned or fired. The corporate manager wields total authority over the worker. “The performance of the contract embodies a profound asymmetry in whose interests count,” Anderson writes, “henceforth, the worker will be required to toil under conditions that pay no regard to his interests, and every regard for the capitalist’s profits.”
Neoliberalism posits that the choice is between a free market and state control, whereas, as Anderson writes, “most adults live their working lives under a third thing entirely: private government.” Neoliberalism argues that the essence of freedom is free enterprise, while never addressing workers’ surrender of basic freedoms. Neoliberalism holds out the promise, which has not been true since before the Industrial Revolution, that workers can become self-employed if they are hardworking and innovative. We all have the ability to achieve economic independence or become industry leaders if we draw on our inner resources, according to the neoliberal mantra, one popularized by mass culture. The neoliberal ideologues’ solution to the cannibalization of the economy is to call for fostering a nation of entrepreneurs. This is a con. Corporations and their lobbyists write the laws and the legislation, creating a two-tiered legal system in which poverty is criminalized and we are controlled, taxed and punished. The corporate oligarchs, however, live in a world where monopoly, fraud and other financial wrongdoing are legal or rarely punished and taxes are minimal or nonexistent. Among the population, only a tiny percentage—most of whom come from inherited wealth and have been groomed in elitist, plutocratic universities and institutions—dominate the corporate hierarchy. Public discourse, controlled by corporate power, ignores this one-sided power arrangement. It cannot address a problem it refuses to acknowledge. Subjugation is freedom.
Anderson calls this corporate economic system communist—that’s communist with a small “c”—because these private governments “own all the nonlabor means of production in the society it governs. It organizes production by means of central planning. The form of the government is a dictatorship. In some cases, the dictator is appointed by an oligarchy. In other cases, the dictator is self-appointed.” Private governments, their sanctioning powers lacking the state’s ability to imprison or execute (although they often have internal security forces with the power to arrest), ensure compliance by using wholesale surveillance and the threats of demotion and exile, plus the potential rewards of salary raises and promotions. Also, there usually is a steady barrage of company propaganda.
“We have the language of fairness and distributive justice to talk about low wages and inadequate benefits, we know how to talk about the Fight for $15, whatever side of this issue you are on,” Anderson writes. “But we don’t have good ways to talk about the way bosses rule workers’ lives.”
American workers have never achieved the array of rights won by workers in other industrialized countries. At the height of union representation in 1954, only 28.3 percent of American workers were union members. This number has fallen to 11.1 percent, with only 6.6 percent of private-sector workers belonging to unions. Wages have for decades declined or been stagnant. Half of all U.S. workers make less than $29,000 a year, effectively putting their families in poverty.
Workers, lacking unions and the ability to pressure management through collective bargaining, have no say in their working conditions. If they choose to leave abusive employment, where do they go? The inequalities and the workers’ loss of liberty and agency are embedded within the corporate structure. It is impossible, as Anderson warns, to build a free, democratic society dominated by private governments. As these private governments merge into the superstructure of the corporate state we are cementing into place an unassailable corporate tyranny. It is a race against time. Our remaining freedoms are being rapidly extinguished. These omnipotent dictatorships must be destroyed, and they will only be destroyed by sustained popular protest such as we see in the streets of Paris. Otherwise, we will be shackled in 21st-century chains.
(Natural News) How do you know if news is guaranteed to be fake? Just look for the “News Guard” shield symbol followed by a check mark and the words “News Guard Rating.” If you’re not pro-war, pro-GMO, and pro-Clinton, your news will be “ranked” and labeled as fake news when given the stamp of the oppressors, who are NeoCon-backed “fact checkers” funded by the most abhorrent journo-terrorists and presstitutes of our time. We’ve already witnessed the total purge of independent media from social media sites, and now we’re seeing the beginning of the end of truth media on the internet.
This is an all-out war on independent (Indy) media waged by NewsGuard Technologies, an elite group of shills funded by neo-conservatives, Silicon Valley, and the immensely corrupt deep state of the U.S. government. These news hucksters put their “fake news” filter in full gear just after crooked Hillary lost the 2016 election in an effort to silence anyone who speaks out against the useless wars in the Middle East, vaccines, genetically modified food, pharmaceutical medications, mainstream lying media, or Leftist-ruled libtard social media.
NewsGuard lobbying to install its fake rankings of news sites on every computer in every U.S. public library, school, university, and on every smart phone and laptop sold in America…
Congresswoman Maxine Waters can stop gun sales in her new position as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. Waters’ committee has the power to pressure financial institutions to stop doing business with firearms companies.
For example, Waters’ committee could pressure banks to close gun retailers’ accounts and credit card companies to stop processing firearms purchases. Moreover, National Review writer James Setterlund thinks Waters’ committee could force banks or credit unions to stop making payments to gun retailers.
In fact, the Obama administration tried a similar tactic in 2013 by pressing banks to close accounts for “high-risk” businesses in “Operation Chokepoint.” Notably, Operation Chokepoint’s targets included “firearms and ammunition sales, adult entertainment, check cashing, and short-term lending.”
Maxine Waters’ Anti-Gun Agenda Has Found Life With Her New Committee
“In other words, they will use political pressure to force private institutions into creating social policy that threatens constitutional rights,” Setterlund writes of Waters’ committee.
As an illustration, the House Financial Services Committee has the power to subpoena banks to get records of gun retailers’ accounts. Consequently, Waters’ committee could learn the names and addresses of gun owners.
Representative Waters understands the committee because she has served on it since 1991. Furthermore, the Financial Services Committee oversees everything from banks and Wall Street to credit card companies and cryptocurrency, Vox reports.
Here’s Exactly How Maxine Waters’ Anti-Gun Agenda Can Stop Firearms Sales
As a result, Waters will have the power to subpoena credit card companies for records about firearms purchases. In particular, Waters could pressure credit card giants such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express to stop working with gun retailers.
Additionally, Waters can stop gun sales by forcing gun shops to cease taking check or credit card payments. So, the only way people could pay for firearms may end up being with cash.
However, gun store owners would have no way to use that cash to make mortgage, utility, or rent payments. To elaborate, the committee could force banks to stop taking money from gun businesses. In that scenario, gun store owners would not be able to write checks or use electronic bill pay….
Presumably some of this could be contested in court, but having this amount of power in the hands of the national socialists (the term fits at a superficial, and increasingly a deeper level as well) is frightening.
Hopefully I don’t have to point out the genocidal intent of the NS disarmament agenda. It’s not about saving lives. AT ALL. At the top, these people are globalists. They will betray everyone who supports them because job one of globalism is destruction of all nations in order to absorb them into the planetary government. If you think washington is out of control, try being heard at the bank for international settlements.
There has been some recent confusion for parents in New York City who have young children over whether or not their children have to receive a flu vaccine to attend day care or preschool because the rest of the children in New York don’t have to be vaccinated for flu.
Here are the facts to help clarify the confusion:
YES, New York City has Flu Vaccine Requirements for certain children.
Between July 1 and December 31 of each year, all children who are between the ages of 6 months and 59 months and attending a New York City licensed day care, Head Start, pre-K or nursery school, must receive one dose of flu vaccine.
This is in addition to state vaccine requirements.
New York Court of Appeals Opinion on NYC Flu Vaccine Mandate
HOWEVER, the state of New York has religious and medical exemptions for all required vaccines and this applies to the New York City flu vaccine requirement as well.
Please note that the law requires religious beliefs to be sincere and genuine, and that the rule allows for the principal or person in charge to require additional information for medical and religious exemptions.
See links below for the law and the rule that applies….
I don’t know what the motive would be in exciting fake clouds with radio transmissions but some of these photos are hard to explain otherwise.
But it’s not actually happening you see because it’s a conspiracy theory. Besides, if you can’t trust genocidal governments and their PR mouthpieces in the MSM who can you trust?
In regard to difficult to accept and unpleasant truths, a picture is worth a thousand words. The photo images shown below were captured from NASA satellite sources, they are truly alarming. These images provide shocking and undeniable proof of the ongoing global climate engineering/geoengineering/solar radiation management assault on our planet and its life support systems. Highly toxic heavy metals and chemicals that are systematically sprayed into our atmosphere from jet aircraft as part of the geoengineering / solar radiation management (SRM) programs, are manipulated with extremely powerful radio frequency signals. These signals are transmitted from countless locations around the globe from various types of transmission platforms (ionosphere heater installations like HAARP, SBX radar, NEXRAD, etc.). The impact of the microwave transmissions on cloud formations is profound and highly visible (square cloud formations are created under some scenarios).
In the series of NASA satellite images below, many variances of radio frequency cloud impacts can be observed. The degree to which the ongoing climate engineering/climate/intervention/weather warfare is disrupting Earth’s atmosphere and life support systems is already beyond catastrophic and rapidly escalating all over the globe….
A worldwide awakening to the potential hazards of vaccines is currently taking place
The War Room’s Owen Shroyer dedicated an entire broadcast to looking at the potential dangers of vaccines and why the government and establishment media is fervently pushing them on the public.
Shroyer and Mike Adams explain that anti-vaxxers just want the option to choose what is being put into their children’s bodies.
In the next segment, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny compiles a list of the number of toxins present in your children’s vaccines.
The following clip shows Owen and Mike once again discussing the toxic contents found in vaccines that everyone should be aware of and alarmed about.
A caller during the transmission shared a personal account of how her son received vaccinations at the hospital without her consent and nearly died.
Another reason to sound the alarm on vaccines is mandatory vaccination.
States like California have already made vaccinations mandatory and the agenda will likely be rolled out nationwide soon if information isn’t brought to the public’s attention.
Activist Lori Gregory discusses the ways you can research for yourself the evident harm prevalent in vaccinations.
This is a bit dated but no less outrageous with time.
(NaturalNews) The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially sold its collective soul to the corporate agriculture machine by announcing recently that it opposes the mandatory labeling of genetically-modified (GM) foods. Though the group simultaneously called for “premarket safety assessments” of GM foods, it unilaterally denied the need for honest food labeling or any sort of differentiation between bioengineered foods and natural foods.
The announcement has confounded many, including even the mainstream media, as it contradictorily admits that GMOs need to be tested “as a preventive measure to ensure the health of the public,” and at the same time denies that GMOs are different from non-GMOs. If anything, the AMA’s duplicitous position is a pathetic attempt to play both sides of the issue at the same time, which means it actually supports the continued betrayal and deceit by the biotechnology industry against Americans.
Adopted at the AMA’s recent House of Delegates meeting, the group’s non-labeling policy for GMOs implies that labeling is “without value” because “science-based” assessments have allegedly never called into question the safety of GMOs. Apparently the AMA has never taken even a cursory glance at Monsanto’s own corporate website, which explains that human testing of GMOs has never actually been conducted, making its safety claims erroneous. (http://www.naturalnews.com)
The AMA has also apparently never taken a look at the dozens of independent, scientific studies on GMOs that have shown them to cause organ damage, intestinal upset, autoimmune disorders, allergies, cancer, skin problems, and other serious health problems (https://www.naturalnews.com/026426_GMO_food_GMOs.html). At no time have GMOs ever been proven, without a doubt, to be safe for human consumption, despite the arrogant statements now being made by AMA in defense of its corrupt position….
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among USA infants under 1 year of age accounting for ~2,700 deaths per year. Although formally SIDS dates back at least 2,000 years and was even mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (Kings 3:19), its etiology remains unexplained prompting the CDC to initiate a sudden unexpected infant death case registry in 2010.
Due to their total dependence, the ability of the infant to allostatically regulate stressors and stress responses shaped by genetic and environmental factors is severely constrained. We propose that SIDS is the result of cumulative painful, stressful, or traumatic exposures that begin in utero and tax neonatal regulatory systems incompatible with allostasis. We also identify several putative biochemical mechanisms involved in SIDS. We argue that the important characteristics of SIDS, namely male predominance (60:40), the significantly different SIDS rate among USA Hispanics (80% lower) compared to whites, 50% of cases occurring between 7.6 and 17.6 weeks after birth with only 10% after 24.7 weeks, and seasonal variation with most cases occurring during winter, are all associated with common environmental stressors, such as neonatal circumcision and seasonal illnesses.
We predict that neonatal circumcision is associated with hypersensitivity to pain and decreased heart rate variability, which increase the risk for SIDS. We also predict that neonatal male circumcision will account for the SIDS gender bias and that groups that practice high male circumcision rates, such as USA whites, will have higher SIDS rates compared to groups with lower circumcision rates. SIDS rates will also be higher in USA states where Medicaid covers circumcision and lower among people that do not practice neonatal circumcision and/or cannot afford to pay for circumcision. We last predict that winter-born premature infants who are circumcised will be at higher risk of SIDS compared to infants who experienced fewer nociceptive exposures.
All these predictions are testable experimentally using animal models or cohort studies in humans. Our hypothesis provides new insights into novel risk factors for SIDS that can reduce its risk by modifying current infant care practices to reduce nociceptive exposures. …
Isolating newborn infants from their mothers for a period of time and then skinning, crushing and cutting away their sexuality without anesthetic is a form of psychological as well as physical torture, similar to but more severe than what’s going on at guantanamo (global sensory deprivation except for pain, see “A Question of Torture” by Alfred McCoy). But I’m sure there’s some good reason for it. Probably has something to do with brainwashing. If we could just get the baby out of the picture then maybe the doctor could act out his compulsions in some other way. Preferably in a padded cell.
It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to understand why such a tortured soul might want to get the hell out of dodge as soon as possible. With enough determination it’s not inconceivable that a sufficiently traumatized mind which is totally plugged into its body could stop the heart, especially when in an alpha-wave state in an isolated crib. What would be the point of staying given such an introduction to life? Infants may well be capable of making decisions with profound implications, given the last two links below.
In any case, I’m sure our medical professionals will generate lots more experimental data before common human decency and the threat of imprisonment finally force them to stop.