Big Corp Versus Small Corp

This week I read about how some people think about Jeff Bezos, founder and owner of Amazon. “Over 60,000 sign petitions to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth.” Many people think that when Jeff goes on a space trip, it would be a good idea for him not to return.

Now whether I see this petition as a sign on the wall, or as a mere practical joke, it is not very effective in terms of activism for change. Yes, Big Corp is a big problem. The power that multinational companies have gained, and the way they use it, is more than just troublesome.

That being said, what are we going to do about it? What am I going to do about it? What is the most loving and logical thing to do, to turn this situation around? I used to buy books at Amazon, and I don’t do that anymore. Whenever I can, I shop locally now, to avoid supporting Big Corp.

I vote with my money, because by withholding my money from companies like Amazon and Alibaba, they will lose their power and influence. And the more people choose to spend and invest their money outside of Big Corp, the more the power of Big Corp will crumble.

A switch from big corp to small corp will bring freedom back to the people. It will support the 99%, instead of the 1% which owns half of the world. Power to the People! And in this context, a great investment option in South Africa caught my eye, in which the investors, the farmers, and the company all benefit beautifully: Livestock Wealth.

“Crowdfarming™ is a simple way to help anyone buy & own real profit-earning assets, helping farmers grow and maintain assets until ready for market.
1. You buy the young asset (livestock or plant-based) from the farmer, through Livestock Wealth.
2. The asset grows in the farmer’s care.
3. The farmer buys back the fully grown asset at harvest time for a profit!”

I think this is both a good investment option and a reliable company. And I believe that it is balanced for everyone involved, unlike the Amazon’s and Alibaba’s of this world. So I will soon get involved with Livestock Wealth. You can already participate for 2000 Rand, which is only 140 Dollar. If this sounds interesting to you, please check out the four-minute video below.

 

Big Corp & Ethics

You cannot study the great reset without studying how big corporations work, and how they influence the world we are living in. Nowadays there are companies who have more power and influence than average size countries, and many believe this is a bad development.

I stumbled upon a good example of how Big Corp works, and what the basic threat is of having these powerful companies influencing our lives. Recent news about Apple shows that Apple openly supports the LGBTQ community, but behind the scenes discriminates, on a very large scale.

“Apple criticised for censoring LGBTQ+ apps on its store in 152 countries. A new joint study from US-based advocacy group Fight for the Future and China-based GreatFire, which tracks censorship in China, details that Apple’s decisions in these countries “enables government censorship of LGBTQ+ content”. Source: DT NEXT 

Yet on the Apple website we find these words from Tim Cook (who came out of the closet as being gay a couple of years) about the Apple Watch Pride Edition. “On many fronts, Apple supports the ongoing and unfinished work of equality for diverse and intersectional communities, and we want to provide every opportunity to celebrate and honor this history during Pride season.” 

There you have it. The public face of Apple is that of a company which greatly cares for the LGBTQ community. Behind the scenes, the company works together with countries to fully comply with the local standards, whether they are right or wrong. All of this only to make the highest profits, even if this means discriminating against the LGBTQ community.

Now as a heterosexual man this doesn’t touch me so much emotionally. Yet I can image that if you are a homosexual man who bought the Apple Watch Pride Edition, and you hear this news, you may think of Tim Cook as a backstabbing asshole. Tim knew exactly what was happening and supports the systematic discrimination against the LGBTQ community by Apple.

That being said, I don’t really believe it is about Tim Cook. Neither do I believe that it is about Apple. What is really happening is that as soon as a big company enters the arena of being company listed in the stock exchange, the company will change into a money machine without a soul.

All the huge companies in the world have a public face of high humanistic values, and proclaim they greatly care about all the people and our planet. Yet at the same time the stockholders demand that the company takes all its actions on the premise that the company is there to make a maximum profit for the shareholders. And so this is how it is done.

There is something fundamentally wrong with this rotten system. And this has an enormous negative influence on our world, that these types of institutions gain more and more power. Multinationals end up operating the same way that pirates on sea used to work. Grab what you can grab and just make sure you don’t get caught.

So if these big multinational companies are the problem, because of the system that they are working with, what is the solution? To do business with small, local companies whenever possible. Local production and local shopping. This may not always be possible, but there are many more options than most people are aware of.

A parallel society is developing. More and more people become aware that the world we live in is governed by Big Corp, and they have had enough of it. Because Big Corp is by definition a two faced system, not interested in people or the planet. Even though individuals that work for these companies may genuinely care, they are overruled by the system they work for.

So please see what you can do to shop locally and do business with companies which produce locally. Do your own research about the parallel society. Help to change this world into a better place. There has to be a better way for us to live together, work together, and do business together. And together we have to find this way. Thank you.