Are we facing a corporate dictatorship?

The situation in which farmers find themselves and the fact that neither the government nor the European Union has the political will to stop the uncontrolled inflow of agricultural products from Ukraine prove that in the EU, the interests of corporations are more important than those of ordinary citizens. This is the result of a practice that we have been dealing with for many years, namely allowing lobbyists to shape the law and functioning of the European Union. If citizens do not force reform of this system, including the abolition of the institution of lobbyists, we will face nothing other than a corporate dictatorship, the first symptoms of which were felt so painfully by farmers.

It is estimated that lobbyists are the authors of over 70 percent of laws and regulations issued by EU bodies. Later, these regulations gained acceptance of the parliaments of the Member States, which means that de facto it was the lobbyists who shaped the European Union system, not the citizens. The question is, who were represented by the well-paid MEPs elected in general elections to the European Parliament? It is enough to follow the voting results to see who acted in the interests of citizens and who in the interests of large corporations. The conclusion of such an analysis is not optimistic: most of them acted in the interests of large corporations, supporting what lobbyists suggested to them. So where is the rule of law and democracy?

This pathology, however, has its ideological justification. If we carefully read the documents constituting the modern European Union, including the “White Paper on the Future of Europe”, we will see that the ideological core here is the Manifesto of Ventotene by Altiero Spinelli, which proposes the deprivation of all property from citizens in favor of transnational corporations that are to constitute a class, and one should rather say the propertied caste. However, modern communists do not intend to repeat the mistakes of their predecessors, who took away citizens’ property by force. They decided that the best method would be to make ownership costs so high that citizens – overwhelmed by unjustified “green” levies – would be forced to sell their assets to those who could afford to pay these costs, i.e. corporations.

The latter will not only be owners and distributors of goods, but also a source of law, which – as I showed above – is already happening today. Their dictatorship – because this is the system Spinelli predicted when he talked about the dictatorship of a revolutionary party that will create a new democracy – will not fight against libertarian views with violence, but will shape citizens through a system of penalties and rewards so that they see good in adapting to this system. It is enough for corporations to persuade countries to switch to a cashless system and provide citizens with a guaranteed income, the higher the more obedient and trustworthy the citizen is. Then those who are fully dependent on this system will not necessarily want to rebel. We have already had examples of such actions. Suffice it to recall the case of Nigel Farage, who was refused access by all banks because of the views he represents. Therefore, this is not political fiction, but a real threat that we will face if we do not prevent it in time.

But let’s get back to farmers… At first glance, this inconsistency of the EU bodies may seem incomprehensible, which, on the one hand, tracks farmers from Member States and makes sure that they adapt to the applicable ecological restrictions in agricultural production, and on the other hand, without any hesitation, allows entry into the EU of products from Ukraine that do not meet any standards. However, there is a very simple logic to this. Exactly the same one for which only Europe is fighting against CO2, and not China, the USA or South America: corporations. Our continent, which despite everything has retained a fairly large middle class, fragmented industry and agriculture, is the object of pressure, if not aggression, from those corporations that, having dominated parts of Asia, South and North America, have targeted Europe. This is not about any ecology, but about the destruction of entrepreneurship – of every form and type – and, in a sense, inserting citizens of EU countries into a corporate system that will decide about their entire lives, including when and how many children they will have.

In this context, it is clear that not only farmers have a problem, but all of us – including residents of large cities – although we do not fully realize the seriousness of the situation. Currently, there is still a chance to stop this madness, but it requires the solidarity of the entire nation and all professional groups. Today, farmers are fighting for the existence of all of us and they should not be left alone in this. It is high time to reform the European Union: withdrawing pathological regulations and acts of lawlessness and creating a healthy system of cooperation in the spirit of Robert Schuman. The middle class, which corporations are trying to destroy at all costs, is the foundation of sovereign Poland, because it pays about 80 percent to the state treasury of its tax revenues. If the middle class disappears, if it is absorbed into the corposystem, Poland will not regain its sovereignty for much longer than the partitions and communism combined. There is no statehood without economic sovereignty and it is high time to realize this.

Anna Wiejak

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