William Tell and companies such as BBAR Inc. http://www.benboothe.com, represent the fight for local control, vs concentrated power that tends to draw assets, capital, and energy out of local communities.
Picture note: Ben speaks nationally on "WHO WILL OWN THE NEXT CENTURY" and "THE ESSENTIALS FOR SURVIVAL"
The pattern of concentrations of power throughout history give a pointed pattern that we should consider instructive.
- Concentrations of religious power tend to create corruption, stifle creativity and freedom of thought, and lead to a few wealthy and powerful in the face of millions of poor and desperate. For example see the history of the Catholic Church, Islam, or Fundamentalist Religions.
- Concentrations of power in the hands of Monarchies and Kings do the exact same thing, with local power leading to corruption around the King, but the masses of people suffer.
- Concentrations of power in the hands of Dictators follow the same pattern.
- Concentrations of power in the control of the Communist philosophy achieve the same results, see Russia, China, and the entire "former" Soviet Union or former Communist nations such as Cambodia, Mongolia.
- Concentrations of power in the control of big business does the same thing taking power away from local communities, leading to "deregulation" and then abuse and corruption and eventual economic Paul Volcker former Head of the Federal Reserve saw that concentrations were dangerous for the USA collapse as we saw in the USA from 1929-1935 and later from 2007 to 2010.
Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve saw to it that the Financial Reform Act included provisions that could make incompetent "giant" banks spin off their assets to local communities that would give banking "hands on" management. If that happens, economic power and banking could return back to heartland America and create a resurgence of a diversified economy with greater stability.
William Tell became a symbol of opposition to concentrations of power, like Europe had in the 1300's through the 1890's.
Keeping power in the hands of the people, and diversified so that local communities "have a chance" is a constant battle. Perhaps we could use a Cross Bow and an apple again.
For more information on economic trends and patterns see the writings of Ben Boothe in Global Perspectiveshttp://www.bootheglobalperspectives.com
or hear Ben Boothe's presentations on: WHO WILL OWN THE NEXT CENTURY which he has presented in 22 nations and in over 90 cities of the USA, with some 400+ articles and tapes. Contact Ben at: http://www.benboothe.com, or 800 583 6655.