Why Incorporating and Privatizing Government is Evil
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The main reason that incorporating and privatizing government is evil is that it mixes public and private functions in an inappropriate and ultimately irresponsible way.
Think about it for five seconds.
What is the goal of any private, for-profit corporation? To make money.
What is the goal of any public, non-profit organization supposed to be? To provide service.
What do you get when you mix the two? The equivalent of Exxon with a license to sell you any service they want to sell, provide any service they want to provide, and charge you as much as they please for it.
It’s the ultimate soft-racketeering machine, like the old magazine subscription scam on steroids.
You order one magazine subscription fair and square. The publisher sends you three sample magazines “for free”– but if you don’t promptly and actively say — “Thanks, but no thanks!” — you are on the hook to pay for three more magazine subscriptions you never wanted, plus the one you did order.
That’s how the corporate government has been working, too. Selling you more and more and more services, at their own behest, at their own rates. And nobody has been minding the store close enough and acting with enough authority to say the big fat “NO!” that is necessary to prevent this from happening.
So Tony and George and Sam all get together and decide — as your “representatives” — that you want a new prison industries investment to provide you the service of incarcerating more criminals. They charge you for building the new prison facility and staffing it and providing “external security” for it, they set up contracts with other in-house service providers to profit off the prisoner’s labor, and then they set up 80,000,000 statutes so that they can arrest practically anyone for anything, and as a final service, they arrest you, steal the value of your life and labor for a period of years, and charge you –heavily– for this service, too.
Gee, isn’t it great, all this public service? They quickly and quietly forget who is paying for all this service, because they are too busy stuffing their own pockets and padding their cronies pockets, too.
You wanted this service, didn’t you? Your “representatives” ordered it and charged it to your room service number…. so what’s another $600 million boondoggle?
What’s that you say? You don’t see this as a service to you? Especially since the police and prison guards aren’t there to protect you and your assets anymore? They are on the take to protect the corporation(s) leeching off of you instead?
But you gave away your proxy to these yahoos who voted “for” you. You consented to this. Hey, Babe, you kept the extra magazines. You participated in their elections. You sent these guys to Congress to “serve” in your name…..
So they get to spend your money on business opportunities for themselves in the name of serving you, and you wind up being “served”— mostly for lunch.
That is the short version of why mixing public service with private greed is a recipe for disaster. The “service” quickly gets turned around to serve The Company and the astonished people find themselves on the receiving end of humongous, inflated, totally irresponsible bills for services that they don’t want, don’t need, didn’t order, and often can’t recognize as services at all.
There is nobody left to defend you from these white collar predators, because they are all working for the same Company, bent on increasing their profits at any cost — and its all your cost.
Because these organizations are all incorporated, they just spend your credit to the moon, then seek bankruptcy protection for themselves after off-loading their corporate assets to new subsidiaries, and naming you as the surety standing good for all this.
It’s like having Cousin Bubba go on a three-week bender at the most expensive casino on Earth and charging it all to your credit card, because you were stupid enough to let him have access to your wallet.
There’s no real consequence for them. They just go bankrupt with very little left on the table, and like those stores that have endless “Going Outta Business!” liquidation sales, and keep right on chugging, these guys do the same. All at your expense.
What’s that you say, Mama? You don’t recall ordering any solid gold bathroom faucets? Well, I am sure it’s in the missing Department of Defense Itemized Budget somewhere.
“One dishonorable man is a disgrace, two dishonorable men are a law firm, and three or more are a Congress….” — John Adams
US government contracts with Serco and G4S, both British corporations, for services: