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Peter Camejo on Corporations

2004 former Reform Party nominee for Vice President; previously Candidate for CA Governor


GOP openly support corporatism; Dems prevent mass opposition

The Republican Party has historically acted as the open advocate for a platform which benefits the rule of wealth and corporate domination. The Republicans seek to convince the middle classes and labor to support the rule of the wealthy with the argument that what benefits corporations is also going to benefit regular people.

The Democratic Party is different. They act as a "broker" by offering to the corporate rulers their ability to control and deliver mass support. And to the people they offer some concessions, modifications on the platform of the Republican Party. The Democratic Party makes the Republican Party possible through the maintenance of the stability that is essential for "business as usual." It does this by preventing a genuine mass opposition from developing. Together the 2 parties offer one of the best frameworks possible with which to rule a people that otherwise would begin to move society towards the rule of the people (i.e. democracy).

Source: The Avocado Declaration, by Peter Miguel Camejo Jan 1, 2004

White-collar criminals must be punished by tough laws

The biggest problem we're facing in regards to corporation is the outbreak of a crime wave. You have the Enrons and WorldComs. And why is it that the managers are all stealing all over the country? In fact, there was a study done for two years-- and this was a ways back, but it was very interesting. It showed that of the largest 538 corporations, in two years 67% of them violated the law. There's no other neighborhood with that type of criminal record. What we need to do is get the rule of law established [for corporations]. We have companies with felony convictions every single year. Nobody goes to jail. Part of the problem is that the owners of these corporations, the largest ones, are the pension funds. And working people actually own these companies and don't even know it.
Source: Recall Debate, Cal. State Univ. at Sacramento Sep 24, 2003

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