Conversion of the Corporatists
By Robert Pagani
Yes, he's (allegedly) caused a couple of planes to crash into
the World Trade Center and another one into the Pentagon, but
Osama bin Laden has accomplished something even more amazing than
that. He's turned the CEO's of America into liberals.
Huh? What? No, really, think about it.
Remember the Good Old Days (prior to Sept. 11, that is) when every
poll said that the majority of Americans distrusted the
government? Remember how every right-thinking American
businessman shook his metaphorical fist at Big Government?
Heard anything about that lately?
Ever since the couscous hit the fan, every mogul and his Mommy
is lining up, waiting for Uncle Sugar's gravy train to back up to
his door and discharge great, steaming heaps of "relief"
For decades now, Corporate America has worshipped at the Ayn
Rand branch of the Temple of Free Market Enterprise. While
their First Commandment might be "Government shall not
interfere with business," the second ought to be
"Sometimes shit happens and that does not entitle you to a
The same corporate executives who would begrudge you national
health care if you were hemorrhaging on the hood of their Beemer
now have their gold-plated tin cups out for the Big
These guys used to be dyed-in-the-wool Free Market
Conservatives. Suddenly they're whiny welfare Moms demanding
their piece of Federal Pie. "Boo hoo," say the
airlines, "our business is down. We need HELP!"
Screw 'em, I say. Fact of the matter is, business wasn't
great prior to the Big Kaboom, thanks in large part to the lousy
service provided by the deregulated industry. De-reg and
mergers allowed the airlines to turn flying, which was once an
exciting event people looked forward to, into an experience only
slightly less dreadful than root canal sans Novocain. Sure
the bottom fell out because of September 11, but the trap door was
pretty loose for some time prior to that. Now that the
airlines have gotten their bushels of greenbacks, how long will it
takes other shaky industries to start demanding theirs?
And what about the "small government advocates" on
the Republican side of the aisle in the Capitol and across town at
1600 Pennsylvania? Well, they showed their true colors as
Corporate Communists when they tripped over their brogans in a mad
rush to the checkbook. Not since the bill that requires
Yankee Bean Soup be served every day in the Senate cafeteria has
anything passed so quickly through Congress.
Forget ZOG. Forget the New World Order and the
Bildenbergers. You wanna know who really calls the
shots? Get yourself a list of CEO's for the Fortune
500. Where would you find such a list? Well, you might
try the Daily Worker, now that they've revealed themselves for the
Big Government-loving pinkos that they really are.