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Multinational corporations are more powerful than any superpower government, regardless of the political system (democracy, oligarchy, theocracy, communist…):  They are at the helm; they are holding the rudder and pointing directions to the political/economic/ financial policies, laws, and programs.

Multinational corporations can afford to hire all the bright-minded graduates from all fields that flow into their quick-profit activities.  They make profit from turning over millions of transactions per day, and every transaction is a win.

Governments, implicitly and lately more explicitly, unabashedly profess their impotence in regulating, reforming, or controlling the multinational corporations. Governments are blaming the multinational corporations for luring in all the talented graduates and professionals and offering them wages three times higher than any government can afford to.

Examples abound where governments “rent” professionals from the vast pool within multinational corporations, specifically in financial matters, to help enact laws, with appropriate coded words, that coincide with multinational corporations purpose and interests.

Thus, bright and talented graduates converge to multinational corporations in order to be programmed and codified into amoral and unethical technocrats, the kind that government appreciate and value.

Multinational corporations are not in competition among themselves:  They share the same vast database that governments do not possess; a database that keeps expanding by the seconds with accurate and timely information and pieces of intelligence.  The most frightening is that multinational corporations have the manpower, the deep-pocket, and a centralized hierarchy to retrieving data around the clock, dig into this trove, and analyze trends minutes by minutes:  They can instantly click on two keys: “Buy” or” Sell” and the transaction is always a winner, no matter how small is this quick profit.

Keep in mind that almost all politicians, elected or assigned, at the Federal, State, city or council levels, is backed by a multinational company. Multinational enterprises, and especially “speculative” financial institutions, make profit by accurate and timely intelligence pieces in order to plan and forecast for their business programs.  Multinational institutions are no longer in the speculation business:  They know exactly how, when, and where a political decision and action are underway before any assembly or council take a decision.

Almost all politicians are insider spies to a multinational company and that is how they were elected, assigned positions, and retained the job.  Politicians who resign or are “thanked for their services” either failed to resume their cooperation with multinational enterprises or were judged to be below performance in providing accurate and timely intelligence.  Politicians who end up taken to court for corruption or mismanagement are basically those handed over by multinationals as scapegoats in order to satisfying the public that the system is functioning properly and prosecuting “certain forms” of corruptions or behaving against a particular law.

Multinational institutions are no longer in the speculation business:  They have far more data than any superpower government and they can access any data of interest.  They are actually running the show in political decision-making and selecting the policies and programs that expand their businesses.

Multinational corporations are no longer in the speculation business:  They have the manpower in all types of professionals and the deepest of pockets to lobby any parliament and government around the world.

Multinational corporations do not speculate:  Those who speculate decide on incomplete information, meaning all of us, private, associations, organizations, small and medium enterprises, Real Estates establishment, regardless of the business mission or products.  The pool of the speculators is so vast that multinationals make profit by the billion every second.

Yet, multinational corporations are no casinos, though “the bank always win”:  They buy casinos, drug cartels, arms smuggling organizations, multimedia empires; the have the databases of the UN, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, International  Commerce organization, Google, Facebook, the regular census…Anything that can be traded in the world market.  They are not interested in manufacturing anything:  Producing anything but paper contracts is a along process that require investment and do not generate quick certain profit.

Multinational companies are immune to crisis:  They profit of every crisis, they plan and create crisis.  When they demand liquidity during crisis it is not because they lack liquidity:  It is an opportunity to blackmail governments for more profit when the people are down and the government feeling going down and embarrassed.

Multinational companies are far more powerful than any government, even superpower governments: They have more accurate and timely intelligence than any political system and their pocket is deeper than at anytime in history or any government.

In a working democracy, with an adequate equitable election law, people elect local politicians that represent their interest, not based mainly  on political programs but on how candidates are perceived as high-energy individuals, intelligent, good communicators, ready to work 24 hours a day, fielding calls and demands from the voters, and skilled in finding resolutions to pragmatic problems.  Once a politician demonstrates that he is no longer interested in talking and meeting with people and is not spending time on the job of representing the community then, he is not elected, no matter how much money he spends on the campaign or enterprises back him.

A working democracy is not about the right of citizens voting at regular intervals for their representatives.  An equitable election law that engage all citizens in “doing politics”, regardless of gender, race, working classes, and level of education, is a process that demonstrate the seriousness of the political system:  The democratic system is initiating the citizens, early on in their life, to valuing politics in all the aspects of community associations and organizations, programs and policies.

A working democracy instructs citizens that social behaviors and communication are an integral part of doing politics.  For example, when we engage in a private business we are doing politics:  We have to communicate with clients and satisfy their requests, retain clients, respond to them in timely manner, and prove that we have a pragmatic decision-action tendencies.  That is what politicians are expected to demonstrate in their job.

Doing politics is basic to all our actions and endeavors:  Everything is politics and if we start giving “doing politics” bad connotations then, it means the political system has failed in doing a good job and representing a working democracy.  As citizens start considering the word “politics” or working in politics as evil word and its citizens  shun getting involved in the political process then, we should be sure that the system, on purpose, wanted its citizens to keep away from doing politics and letting the “representatives” thinking and deciding for them.   When citizens are interested in entertainments and hate participating in the discussions of community programs or getting engaged in political parties then, you know that the democracy is failing to work properly.

In general, successful politicians are highly intelligent extrovert people, exhibiting high-energy types able to recharge when meeting with people and directing the conversations toward practical problem-solving and communicating honestly and humbly as if he is one of the audience, those who voted or did not vote for him.   When a politician is compromised it should not be a basis for disrespecting all politicians:  The kinds of pressures and incentives tendered to a politician by interest-lobbying associations are overwhelming.  When a politician fails in his representation it means the constituents failed in supporting and encouraging him in his job:  They let the lobbying parties sidetrack the interests of the community and fill the void.

Not every one can be a politician:  This job requires many talents, energy, conversation and communication skills, quick-minded and a pragmatic-minded individuals.  However, every citizens should be able to doing politics:  That is the primary job of a citizen if a political system is to be functioning properly and society witness stability, equitable laws, and sustainable development.

A Working Democracy is expressed by valuing politics, doing politics, and respecting politicians.  It has been a long time since democracies failed to functioning properly.  Democracies have been transformed to oligarchies of the richest classes in return for “higher standard of living” at the expense of the people in the poorer States.

Levine (USA) on Ehud Barak (Israel defense minister): “Good fences make good neighbors” on the newly erected borders with Egypt in Gaza.

Gado in the Daily Nation of Nairobi (Kenya) on Zimbabwe President of 86 years: “Say it louder: Happy birthday Mr. President…”

Arcadio of Costa Rica on Hugo Chavez (President of Venezuela): “Queen of England! Empires are over.  Return the Island of Malouines to Argentina”.  England is extracting oil on the shores of the Malouines.

Andy of South Africa on Recep Tayip Erdogan (PM of Turkey): “Arabs and Turks are fingers of one hand. Without the Arabs the world has no sense.”

Stavro of Lebanon on Muammar Qadhafi of Libya: “I demand the dissolution of Switzerland.  The Italian speaking part is to be handed over to Italy; the German parts to Germany, and the French region to France.”  The son of Qadhafi, Hannibal, was arrested in Switzerland.

Cajas of Equator on Felipe Calderon (President of Mexico): ” It is like your neighbor is the biggest drug addict in the planet”  reprimanding the US for not cracking down more seriously on US drug addicts.

From Lisbon on Antonio Gutierrez (UN commissioner on refugees): ” You lock the door a window is opened. You lock a window an underground tunnel is dug-open.”

Bado of Ottawa (Canada) on Fidel Castro: “The Cuban model is not working; it is not working even in Cuba.”

Gado of Kenya on Nelson Mandela: “I had serious trouble in prison with the outside false image that I was a saint.”

Koukso of Russia on Mikhail Khodorvski (Tax evader of Russia ex-Chairman of the giant oil producer Loukoil): “Naturally I don’t like being in prison: I am ready in the name of my convictions.”

Taylor Jones of the USA on Jacob Zuma (President of South Africa) visiting Cuba: “It is a wonderful mix that should be inspiring and which distinguishes Cuba community from the rest of the world.”

Kroll of Belgium on the monarch saying: “Ivory Coast, that’s a country.  For every election they celebrate two Presidents.  Belgium was unable to form a government in six months.”

Boligan of Mexico on Haiti, showing a giant statue in a state of crumbling.  The last earthquate killed 250,000 and the cholera epidemic killed 2,500.  The news media forget Haiti except for major cataclysms.  Who are remaining NGO?  Who is still supporting the people in Haiti?




January 2011

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