When you got that ad on Facebook for a grocery bag that could hang in your cart? You know, it looked great and you had to have it right! When you used it for the first time and it ripped apart did you think to yourself I was demographically targeted by a business participant in global corruption?
Just the other day when you put your check in your financial institution and had a few words about why the fees seem to jump around so much. Then that night on TV you saw that the same bank was laundering money for Russian Oligarchs and the US Justice Department hit your bank with a 7.2 billion fine. Did you think to yourself I’m participating in global corruption?
You look at your news feed and its filled with stories about your president, his friends and family all denying that they don’t even know where Russia is let alone they would never use Russian dressing on their mixed green salad. They would never talk, chat, poke, listen, speak, write or know a Russian.
Yet all these people and others including yourself make investments in mutual funds, in campaign donations, in real-estate, in building projects, in business start ups whose locations span the globe..
Are you consciously aware or in denial that you may be contributing to corruption world wide?
Does ignorance of your participation isolate you from prosecution?
Corruption used to be a locally raised product. Your city councilman, your mayor, your chief of police was looking the other way as local businessman conducted their business that did not fit within either our agreed upon legal system or moral parameters. They got money put into their pockets, they got their driveway repaved, they got free donuts, a nice new car.
Then the 80’s came along and all that emphasis on business majors arose in all of the colleges. Pie charts, flow charts, charts about charts, who buys what, when, where. Bottom line how can business squeeze more profit without actually doing more work. There were resources of cash out in the world that were not being gathered by the right people.
Consequently, the rise of the middle class investing in mutual funds was the starter pistol going off with a bang for the official race that is the globalization of corruption. With your investment in your future you were securing the lifestyle you deserved.
There were other’s out there that wanted more too. The wolves, the bandits, the oligarchs, your average billionaire who wanted more too. The scheme? The expansion of corporations, of LLC’s, of mutual funds, of political fund raising groups all of which could be formed and created by people who did not live in your country. The false front, the sting, was made legal in cooperation of both political parties in the United States.
“Oh beautiful for patriot dreams making the skeezy tolerable..”
Corruption became a one stop location just like your corner Seven Eleven. As you are picking up your smokes, drop a dirty hundred thousand, from drug, arms sales, illegal real-estate deals, human trafficking into a political action committee fund raiser, they put that money into their clean bank, they write you a check on the other side thanking you for your participation in lifting their candidate into the public eye. Make my country great again… Translation.. No brown people with equal rights.
It used to be, corruption by the bent nose thug on your block was your own criminal. Today that thug may be from another country being sponsored by your local, state or federal Chamber of Commerce members.
Each day the members in this global scheme plan a trip to a community pool where they wash each others crimes and give each other clean cash on the other side.