Benefit Corporations: Expansion of the Public-Private Fascist State, Part 2
|By Stephen Poole|
|Monday, 15 August 2011 15:31|
If you’ve read Part 1 one of this series, you’re filled in on all the basic aspects of SB 26, the “North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act.” For those who might have stumbled upon this part without seeing the original post (and who don’t want to spend time clicking on the above link), here’s a quick recap.
Any reasoning citizen is bound to ask why there is a third-party standard, and who creates it? After all, corporations are under the bailiwick of the Secretary of State – so why isn’t the Secretary of State responsible for creating the standards for the corporations they are licensing? Because the entire scheme is just another “public-private partnership” so cherished by the globalist, Agenda 21-loving crowd intent on wealth distribution not only inside countries, but also among countries – and public-private partnerships play an integral role because they bypass free-market competition. To get to the truth, it’s important to realize this legislation – though sponsored by our elected officials – was written by a non-profit group in Pennsylvania. Bankruptcy attorney Jeremy Browner points us to the culprit in his Durham Herald Sun article.
Wait…where did I read about “B Lab Corporation” before? Ahh, yes…in the fawning Raleigh News & Observer story on the legislation.
So B Lab Corporation, the company that wrote the legislation calling for auditing of B corporation standards is “one of the parties that audits that standard.” This begs the question: are there any other companies that audit that standard? Taking it a step further, I’m a little fuzzy on how a standard is audited. In the News & Observer article, the writer correctly points out that it’s companies that submit to audits — which makes sense because standards are created, not “audited.” So this much we know:
It’s unclear whether B Lab would qualify as the entity developing the standard under SB26: the legalese is so tortured and convoluted it’s hard to say for certain. But I consider it highly unlikely that B Lab would write legislation disqualifying it from creating standards or performing audits when it appears it is the only game in town when it comes to performing that task.
Which brings us to our first big question: Just who is behind the “non-profit” B Lab Corporation? Not only its founders, but also its funders? And what is the agenda of both groups?
Three Stanford graduates founded B Lab: Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy. (Stanford has produced so many one-worlders that it should be given honorary membership in the Ivy League. In fact, many people do wonder whether the Cardinal is part of the Ivy League.) Gilbert and Kassoy are fellows at the Aspen Institute (full title: Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies), a think tank perhaps more notorious than the Brookings Institution or Council on Foreign Relations for its slavish intent to create a one-world governmental system ruled by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and administered though public-private partnerships. The Aspen Institute is largely funded by foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation – organizations that have been clearly and unambiguously documented to promote a one-world, socialist society. (A Google search for the exact phrase “public-private” within the domain aspeninstitute.org reveals 722 occurrences; a search within that domain for the word “globalization” yields nearly 1,600 results.) A clearer explanation of the organization’s drive for one-world order can be found in its description of its Global Interdependence Initiative:
The concept of “Benefit Corporations” is entirely in keeping with the Aspen Institute’s globalist gestalt, and the triumvirate of Gilbert, Houlahan, and Kassoy are obviously enthusiastic conspirators. But in contrast to their newfound fervor that corporations should provide “benefits to society,” Gilbert and Houlahan became immensely wealthy on the backs of ultra-cheap labor as the heads of AND1, a shoe and apparel company that outsourced its manufacturing to China. Kassoy made his immense fortune in the private equity business, not exactly renowned for its “public benefits.” These three scoundrels are using the same modus operandi as Al Gore, who got rich through his affiliation with Occidental Petroleum before baring his teeth on the fossil-fuel industry as he created a carbon-exchange market and maneuvered to domineer the “green energy industry” that would replace traditional energy sources.
But their hypocrisy doesn’t mean they aren’t true believers in the Aspen Institute’s GII Dream; in fact, any company that wants to become a B Coporation™ must sign a “Declaration Of Interdependence.”*
It merely means they’ve now reached oligarch status and can stifle competition by creating rules for a new game — a game in which they have not only a head start, but in which they will also decide the winners and losers. This system of using crony capitalism to achieve socialist goals is at the heart of Agenda 21, and as you look at the funders of the “non-profit” B Lab Corporation you’ll find a host of companies, foundations, and government entities dedicated to either the implementation of that U.N. plan or the lining of their own pockets. Here’s a rundown of the top contributors:
Now we know who is behind the Benefit Corporation stratagem and what motivates them. In Part 3 we’ll examine what companies must do to become a benefit corporation, how the system is ripe for corruption, and why the passage of this legislation could mark the beginning of a classical fascistic economic order.
*Interestingly, historian Henry Steele Commager wrote a parody of our the Declaration of Independence in 1975 for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. His “Declaration of INTERdependence” held our country’s sovereignty in utter contempt and urged that we usher in a “new world order.” In Architects of Conspiracy: An Intriguing History (pp. 314-324), author William P. Hoar says that “Shamefully, this altered Declaration was signed by more than one hundred members of Congress on the two hundredth anniversary of the proclamation of American independence.” Walter Cronkite was a huge supporter of a one-world government and was honored by the World Federalist Association before he died.
** Those unaware of the evil intentions of organizations such as the Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie Foundations should watch this interview that reveals their ultimate aims.
As a graduate of Wake Forest University, Stephen Poole emerged from that institution as a zombified collectivist incapable of critically analyzing the socialist shibboleths with which he'd been indoctrinated. After awakening to the untenable nature of his "beliefs," he's now a an individualist who believes in truly free markets, Constitutionally limited federal government, the eminence of personal liberty, and unalienable rights granted by God.