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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" (spelled M-O-N-E-Y).

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 bailout." 

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 Bailout.  

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.




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