I love a provocative title, and this one takes the cake.
Given my RANTS of the past five years, I’m sure you’re guessing Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, or even Berkshire Hathaway. While the first two are today’s most evil companies, and the third run by the singularly most evil executive, all three are off the mark. For the purpose of this missive, I am speaking of the most evil company of all time, a title Goldman and JP Morgan have yet to earn, but are closing in on.
In the spirit of my past week’s tirades against the original military/financial imperialists – the U.K. – I found an article perfectly describing its sociopathic destruction of global cultures in the name of looting riches. However, before I get to that article, let me share a passage from the amazing book I am currently reading – Gai-Jin – about British imperialism in China and Japan mid-19th Century, per below:
“If you supply natives with cannon you’ll threaten the Royal Navy, helping to sink your own ships, murder your own countrymen, and yourselves to boot!”
“If you take the example of India or any of the other colonies…”
“My whole point, Mr. Struan!” the Admiral slammed at him. “Without natives having our armaments the Mutiny would never have happened, revolts everywhere would be more quickly contained, savages all over the world could be more easily and properly educated, useful trade would be conducted in peace, and world order would flourish in the benevolence of Pax Brittanica.”
In my 41 years, only two nations – the U.S. and U.K. – have brainwashed such arrogant, destructive PROPAGANDA of secular superiority, described beautifully in the above passage. In reality, the only real advantage these parasitic nations have had was military dominance, and it’s no surprise their heritages are so intricately entwined, even utilizing the same language.
Out of such orchestrated chaos, evil corporations developed, expertly trained in the art of exploitation. British dominance, from roughly 1600-1900, was achieved via direct military intervention, while American hegemony was achieved from the threat of intervention. In the current world, American corporations rely on their bought-and-paid government to threaten any region it chooses to financially conquer , while in the 17th-19th centuries, U.K. businesses had their own “corporate militaries,” backed by the bought-and-paid crown if needed.
The article below discusses the history of the innocuously named East India Company, chartered by “the crown” in 1600 with a license perpetuated for decades via legal bribes, the historical equivalent of lobbying.
Here’s What The World’s Leading Business Looked Like 300 Years Ago
The East India Company was publicly traded, lasting for 274 years until its dissolution in 1874. During that time, it plundered and pillaged India – and later China – with its own fleet of warships, enslaving the world’s “savages” and forcing them to “trade” with it under penalty of capital punishment and imprisonment, supported – as always – by the imperialist British “crown.”
Its officers luxuriated while the indigenous people of its conquered lands lived in poverty, surrendering their national treasures, labor, and dignity for East India’s profit, as described below:
Bengal weavers were forced into a position of near slavery, forced to sell exclusively to the company at whatever prices the company dictated. This was achieved through fines, imprisonments, and floggings. The company’s practices led to desperation among the weavers, some of whom cut off their thumbs to prevent being forced to wind silk. It was during the drought and famine of 1769-1770 that the company’s actions provoked worldwide outrage. To keep prices from skyrocketing, Company agents began hording grain and ramping up revenue collection. The result was scores dead from starvation. A recent history has pegged total East India-related casualties at 1.2 million.
Moreover, the East India Company may have directly led to the creation of America, cutting off Britain’s most valuable “colony” and, in essence, offsetting the centuries of illicit profits it generated.
(Incidentally, the drought also indirectly caused the Boston Tea Party, when parliament caved to Company demands to offset falling revenues by removing the company’s export duties, undercutting American tea traders).
In other words, East India ultimately bred the nation that would surpass it, like Luke Skywalker destroying his father, Darth Vader, per Ben Kenobi’s comments below.
“The Emperor knew, as I did, if Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him.”
Finally, in its last ditch effort to remain viable in the mid-19th Century – which the aforementioned Gai-Jin passage was clearly based on – they turned to the Chinese opium trade, the most destructive and immoral market they had dealt in, before ultimately dissolving in 1874. By that time, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese military might became too powerful for East India, and it disintegrated into oblivion, a nearly three-century blight on humanity, care of the bribed “crown” of England
Some may view my recent anti-U.K. tirades as off-topic, but I believe they are DEAD ON. While countless nations have plundered and pillaged over five millennia, only England has done so with a combination of military force and financial chicanery, creating the building block for the most evil of all imperialistic empires, 21st century America. As of today, the East India Company ranks as the world’s most evil corporation ever, but I fear what the American corporatocracy will commit in the name of profit in the coming years, possibly NOW if Obama carries through his threat to invade Iran.
Notably, both nations sought world domination under the PROPAGANDA of “civilization” and “peace,” the calling card of “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” PROTECT YOURSELVES, or ye shall be sheared!
Thank you, Andy.
You’re very welcome!
Thank you for writing up this about my country. Few western people knows about this company and its evil deeds done to China and India. It was taught to every child in China.
That is why China has such a strong nationalism whenever western arrogant people criticize the Chinese current political system and push China around on human rights issue. They do not regard the Western people have the moral high ground to school them. China never went around to kill and slave people when it was the most advanced nation on earth During China’s Ming Dynasty. At that time, China sailed as far as Africa. It was about 150 hundred years before Mr. Columbus.
Your response has made me more proud than anything I have done in my entire career.
I will never be able to bridge the social and cultural gaps that divide our society, but I can certainly let the world know I sympathize and, in some cases (being Jewish) empathize.
My writing personna – “RANTING ANDY” – emanates from observing decades of political, economic, and social injustices around the world, and thankfully the internet allows me to communicate my thoughts to people in Iran, Australia, and China.
It saddens me deeply that 99% of the world never even heard of the East India Company, while the 1% that do are “proud” of its accomplishments – no different than Goldman Sachs being “proud” of its illicit, murderous profits.
Hey Mr. Rantman-
Been following your work for many years now, first at Murph’s and now at
the very American sounding Miles Franklin.
I have a theory that I call the Crown and Talmud.
Talmudic Jews intermarrying with British elites in the 16th and 17th centuries infected
the power elite with a Talmudic, us-or-them philosophy which became corporatism
and just about every other “ism” you can name. I view the source of the virulent
operating system, the meme, the paradigm, the winner/loser mentality as that
which is NEVER discussed, the Talmud. Granted, human beings of all cultures are
prone to thinking and behaving in this way, but none have ritualized it, codified it,
institutionalized it, and internationalized it at the same time keeping its basic tenets
secret, than Talmudic Judaism, formerly Pharisaism.
I appreciate your constant efforts and am not trying to be controversial. But one has to
wonder where one’s loyalties truly lie, when you characterize the military/financial
beast as “American” or “British”. I wonder what your reaction would be if I were to
call it “Jewish”, or “Judeo-Christian”, which is simultaneously laughable, though
So do me a favor……..I have no wish to enter into the usual shouting match when
anything remotely Talmudic is mentioned as a causal factor in events. All I ask is
even-handedness is characterizing causal factors. I humbly submit that those who
operate according to the laws of dishonest gain (which must be covert) will always
fail in the end, as history (the real kind) has shown. This indeed is your overt message.
But your incomplete characterizations make me suspect a covert component.
So I guess what I really wonder is………are you aware of the sentiment you are creating
by being Jewish and rather openly omitting any causation by Talmudic thinking or
Searchingly and sincerely,
I appreciate your support, and Miles Franklin is simply the middle names of David Schectman (Miles) and one of the original financiers of hte company 20+ years ago (Franklin).
As for your comments, this is one of the few times I am at a loss for words.
I see a lot of opinions from a lot of places in my field, but I’m not sure what you are getting at.
I’m not saying East India was evil BECAUSE it was British – simply that it WAS evil and WAS British.
did the east India company disappear or did it become HSBC
LOL, good one. On a day like today, I’ll take it!
The British East India Company and the Dutch East India Company were always inseperable from international bankers,
The Rothschilds were treated like princes in Britain, also exercising tremendous influence over the Monarchy, enough to fund and promote wars(1812).
In ‘Gai-Jin’ you will note that Hiraga the ‘shishi’ goes to great trouble to understand the British banking system and to communicate the methods to the shoya,as he sees that this little island(GB) controls the world with finance & force.
re: the ‘Holocaust’,I first read this expression from the Jewish Chaplain attached to the British 2nd Army in 1945.He was referring to the condition of the bodies in the burial pits of Belsen.
On 15th April,the British 11th Armoured Division
entered Bergen-Belsen concentration camp,the pictures I saw there as a child,remain with me to this day!,
my Uncle served with the support infantry and told me that they could smell this place three miles away!.
The statement of Lord Acton,
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority”.
Amazing commentary, thanks.
I’m actually at the part right now where Hiraga is learning from Taira-san about the crazy British “sheru” market.
And as a young Hebrew school student (haven’t been to Temple in 25 years), I saw films of the concentration camps that still haunt me.
Your comments about Evil companies and the British has some truth, but you have not gone down the rabbit hole far enough. The rothschilds apparently bankrupted the so-called British Empire. The ‘Amsterdam Bankers funded William of Orange who took over the running of England and ‘invented the Bank of england-private bank.
Apparently Chritianity was invented to put a veil over the history of the world. You have to do a lot more digging to get to the bottom of what is going on in the world. Try starting with the university of ucadia in Australia. What is the so-called US government who has at its head a President. Only companies have presidents. What you think might be a government( whatever your perception of this term might mean) you may need to think again. Most ‘governments’ are likely Companies, trading on the world stock exchanges. The rabbit hole goes so deep, is buried in 100s of years of deception, one almost has to be reborn to appreciate what we are living in. Watch the film The Matrix and listen carefully to what is being said. Is there a message here?
This is exactly the type of idle discussion I have a problem with.
You have not made one valid comment, simply accusations based on opinion, not FACT. Guessing why the British Empire collapse a century ago, or the reasons Christianity were created two millenia ago, just kill valuable time, in my view.
I have no interest in going down the rabbit hole, as I have enough to deal with in the world of reality. But I encourage you to keep trying, and please let me know when you find PROOF of such allegations.
Hello again Andrew!
It’s an intriguing synergy that you have come out with this article even as I have been doing a bit of reading on this very subject.
There’s something else that is worth looking into as well, since it precedes the British East India Company, and that is the *Dutch* East India Company, established in 1602. Here are some of its credentials:
1. First multinational company
2. First company to issue stock
3. Had the rights to wage war; mint coinage; establish
colonies; imprison and execute convicts.
Do these sound like recurring themes? Does any of this sound like it may be happening in the world today? So what has changed?
What has changed is that they don’t need ships any more. The modern-day pirates of the same ilk as these treacherous despots (bankers, corrupt politicians, heads of megalithic corporations, mainstream media) don’t need ships. They have private aircraft, telephones, video conferencing facilities, iPads, iPhones, iEveryDamnThing at their disposal.
That brings me to one final rant of my own – Stock Markets.
The whole concept of stock markets is flawed and evil to the core. The public listing of companies promotes shareholder greed, management drive to eliminate jobs, and turns ‘investors’ into ‘gamblers’, with the house rules firmly stacked against individuals who participate in it – EXACTLY the same setup as in a CASINO, only with a different name, and an air of so-called professional respectability.
Shame on those evil bastards, and God have mercy on the rest of us.
I guess you read my RANT, “THE WORLD’S MOST EVIL COMPANY.”
I agree on all counts, except that stock markets are inherently evil. Flawed – yes – but evil? Not until they were infiltrated by evil, as they are now.
I spent my first career in the stock market, which when run correctly is a very valuable tool to society.
Today, it no longer exists. The U.S. stock market is dead – FOREVER!
And I am DEAD SERIOUS about that time frame.
Frankly, it makes me want to cry, given how much blood, sweat, and tears I put into it.
Yes I was a bit over the top in my comments about the stock market, but want to make it very clear that I was referring to the masters of the game, not the many fine individuals that do work, or have worked, in that industry. Apologies if I came across the wrong way.
Not over the top at all, no apology necessary!
You need to broaden your knowledge of history a bit, and to stop being so uncritical about books that tell you what you want to hear. Start by reading about the Mongol conquest of central Asia or the career of Tamerlane.
Thanks for the lecture, Dad.
Philip Morris is probably the world’s most evil corporation
being the biggest cigarette seller and causing millions of deaths each year globally
Hi! I just thought I’d toss in another choice for worst company of the year that’s not Monsanto, Barrick Gold Corporation! They have an extremely long laundry list of international human rights violations under their belt, and it’s directors are now facing criminal charges in a Chilean court.
Not to mention, they were the ringleader of PM suppression – aided by their partner in crime, JP Morgan!