Corporate capitalism operates via 6 core industrial complexes:
3. F.I.R.E. (finance, insurance, real estate)
6. Government (financial and ideological subsidy to capitalism)
The loss of any one of the huge spending streams flowing through these complexes would spell doom for the system.
With the possible exception of F.I.R.E., which sells its stuff mostly to the ruling class itself, all these capitalist-industrial complexes are now managed via the strategems and methods of big business marketing.
The strategems are coercion in several forms: lies, threats, flattery, and Pavlovian conditioning.
The methods are targeting and marketing research (i.e. corporate espionage on private citizens’ “free time”), product management (i.e. manipulative packaging), and sales communications.
The task ahead of us is to reclaim government from the corporate elite, then use it to rebuild our society away from these Six Deadly Complexes. Failure in this task promises us the Mad Max outcome we’re hurtling toward.