HIGHTOWER: The One World Corporation

In the past couple of decades, American corporations have metamorphed from big business to huge conglomerates, and now to One-World global empires.If you think "one world" is a hyperbolic phrase, consider the new corporate alliance just announced between American airlines, British Airways, Canadian Airlines, Quantas Airlines, and Cathay Pacific Airways. This behemoth combines the largest airlines of North America, England, Australia, and Hong Kong and is to be called "Oneworld" global air alliance.Expect more of these one-world combines to come online as corporations eagerly break their ties to any particular nation, trying to gain a global presence that's too big and too far flung for "we the people" to have any control over. These humongous, multinational mergers have nothing to do with efficiency and competitiveness and everything to do with raw power and greed, establishing the corporation as the world's new political sovereign, supreme over nations and peoples.Another recent combine is the Chrysler merger into Daimler Benz of Germany. At the September shareholder meeting to ratify the merger, CEO Robert Eaton said the end of Chrysler as an American company made him [quote] "a little sad, a little emotional." Don't get too teary-eyed for Bob, though -- the merger that he engineered will put a cool $219 million into his own pocket.And if this greedy grab for the gold is not incentive enough to take the American flag off of Chrysler, Eaton also had the motivation of creating a one-world economic and political powerhouse. This merger will establish, in Eaton's words, "the world's first truly transnational company. And in that sense, it will change everything."This is Jim Hightower saying ... To learn how you can fight back against global corporate supremacy, contact the Alliance for Democracy: 781-259-9395.

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