Continued from Part 2
He presents the list of municipalities in California from Wikipedia. This appears to have been changed to “List of Cities and Towns in California”
With California as an example, he explains how there are over 18,000 corporate governments in California, including counties, cities, towns, school districts, enterprise operations, pension funds, etc. It also has foreign investments.
The wealth of corporate government is hidden by dividing it up into thousands of branches.
He explains that America houses over 185,000 different corporate governments. Collective government owns almost everything in sight.
The US has been almost completey priviatized, with land and municipalities sold off to foreign investors and foreign corporations.
It’s new info to me that President Bush Sr. signed Executive Order 12803 in 1992. In it, “the Corporation of the District of Columbia [he means the Federal Government] was given the authority to privatize most or all of the infrastructure within the US without congressional consent or vote”.
Comment: I don’t think it’s a coincidence at all that Bush Sr. – and Clinton after him – also promoted the feudalist / communitarian agenda of United Nations Agenda 21.
The Federal Government – or the corporation that acts in lieu of a federal government as Clint puts it – has allowed the selling of any and all taxpayer-funded assets. It’s called “Infrastructure Privatization”.
You can read Executive Order 12803 here at The American Presidency Project. Some quotes.
“Executive Order 12803 – Infrastructure Privatization
April 30, 1992
“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure that the United States achieves the most beneficial economic use of its resources, it is hereby ordered as follows: …
“…”Infrastructure asset” means any asset financed in whole or in part by the Federal Government and needed for the functioning of the economy. Examples of such assets include, but are not limited to: roads, tunnels, bridges, electricity supply facilities, mass transit, rail transportation, airports, ports. waterways, water supply facilities, recycling and wastewater treatment facilities, solid waste disposal facilities, housing, schools, prisons, and hospitals…
“Sec. 3. Privatization Initiative. To the extent permitted by law, the head of each executive department and agency shall undertake the following actions: (a) Review those procedures affecting the management and disposition of federally financed infrastructure assets owned by State and local governments and modify those procedures to encourage appropriate privatization of such assets consistent with this order;
“(b) Assist State and local governments in their efforts to advance the objectives of this order; and
“(c) Approve State and local governments’ requests to privatize infrastructure assets, consistent with …”
Some of my own thoughts on the subject of privatization:
In my opinion, privatization could be legitimate if it was well-intentioned and if it was a decision authorized by the representatives of the people who collectively own and paid for the asset, especially if it was transferred to ordinary people, not elites.
But that’s not what this is. In real life, never mind how things “should” be, privatization is just phase 2 of resource theft with phase 1 being socialization or nationalization in the old days. And then phase 2 is the transfer of those tax-funded resources to the corporate elites who were in control of the governments anyway.
Ideologies out there in the media – for example, conservative or libertarian ideals about privatization – these may have valid points, but I believe they are mostly used to justify whatever the elite and government want to do and provide them a cover – just like left-wingers are used to justify other policies.
They’re never going to empower ordinary people. Left and right are just two sides of the same coin running over all of us, taking away our rights. Different partisan groups, engaged in wishful thinking about the nature of government and “progress” are trained to justify different aspects – faces – of what government does.
These privatizations are to privileged corporations, not to ordinary people. And a corporation is a collectivist model which works hand in glove with government. It is not an individual in reality. So privatization in reality builds up the so-called “rights” of corporations and collectives instead of reinforcing or building up the God-given or natural rights of individuals.