The separation of powers is now a relic from the past. Back in the good, old days when Western nations were traditionally democratic, politicians used to be voted into office in order to protect the interests of the people.
Their job was to defend national borders, secure citizens’ rights, provide justice and guard national resources from outside predators.
How Billionaires Rule Weak Politicians: In order to avoid that the upper classes corrupted the system and found ways to expropriate national assets into their own hands, it was a forefront ideal to divide the power into independent branches of government.
Yet today, corporate control cancels the interests of the people. As the system is increasingly globalist billionaire dominated, the West is dramatically changing.
How Billionaires Rule Weak Politicians: This was regarded as a guardian against the abuse of power by the wealthy, but also from autocratic politicians. The French philosopher, Charles Montesquieu (1689–1755) is famous for defining the need for the separation of powers between the legislative, the executive, and the judicial branches of government.
In a state that promotes liberty and democracy, these three have to act independently in order to prevent abuse, so that the interests of the nation would remain forefront.
His book, The Spirit of Laws, is one of the great works in the history of political theory. It became perhaps the most important piece of political writing of the 18th century, writes Encyclopedia Britannica. It inspired both the British Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789) and the Constitution of the United States (1789).
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How Billionaires Rule Weak Politicians: This system would, for example, ensure that politicians running for Congress were not paid for by the same corporations that they would later serve as members of that body, as this would lead to financial attachments that easily could sway his or her loyalty away from serving their local constituency. The job was not to be a servant for corporate interests.
This is, of course, the very opposite system from what we practice in the decadent West today, where the current globalist mega corporations depend precisely on a political system that continually serves the private interests of its billionaire owners and their lobbies—not the people. I point this out in my recent book, The Billionaire World. How Marxism serves the elite.
Think about it: An elected politician to the United States Congress may hold stocks in an oil company, Big Pharma, or the military industry—after having run for Congress, paid for by the very same group he now lobbies for.
At the same time, he or she may push for laws that deregulate that particular industry, causing certain stocks to soar, all the while buying stocks with the foreknowledge that the value will skyrocket as a result of the coming amendments, which open up the potential of amassing enormous wealth for the politician.
This is legal in the United States and has been one of the tools used to gain control over the government.
The 2010 change in the U.S. political system, as the Supreme Court gave private corporations, not only individuals, the right to donate and pay for politicians’ rise to power, has caused the richest 0.01% accounting for 40% of all campaign contributions through corporate donations today.
“This has proved to be an excellent investment in wealth preservation”, writes Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics at the University of Athens.
This reversing of the historical ideals that built the West is now threatening to totally end democracy. It is a system that returns us to a feudal structure of overlords upon which the population is dependent and kept in fearful subordination to.
Only the politicians who are willing to carry out the will of the billionaire class will be elected in such a system, as it needs to provide the necessary political changes that will keep global markets across national barriers open and help mastodonte parent companies avoid economic burdens, such as taxation to a given country.
Controlling our politicians and leading bureaucrats is essential to make this work.
How Billionaires Rule Weak Politicians: The close collaboration now steadily developing between governments and private corporations may easily produce billionaire control over government funds, ensuring lavish access to it. Many politicians tend to originate from humble beginnings.
Once in higher positions, some are thrilled to make the acquaintance of the ultra-rich. To travel in private jets, be invited to lavish Davos parties, circulate among the wealthy – is excitingly new to many a politician from a middle to lower class background.
The seemingly endless photographs of grateful government leaders greeting, for example, billionaire Bill Gates, posing proudly with him and the world’s richest men, tell the story of how easy it has been for the billionaire class to warm their entry into what these politicians’ control: Tax-payer funds.
The aim is to have governments become servants of the elite. The trend seems to be to reward weak, bureaucratic politicians with high-paying jobs in NGOs and private corporations after a career in national politics.
Four years later, the politician may have lost an election and is back at her practice as a nurse, or maybe still looking for employment—hoping to be chosen for some position at the UN or a billionaire-dominated non-governmental organizations (NGOs)—while the cunning ultra-rich individual who put tax-payer money to work for his private corporation or “philanthropic foundation” still remains in position and keeps reaping billions from the investment, wielding more power than ever into his own hands.
The separation of powers is now a relic from the past.