The following quote speaks louder today, than it did when first spoken in 1976.
You have meddled with the primal forces of nature Mr. Beal! And I won’t have it! Is that clear?! Do you think you’ve merely stopped a business deal? That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country. And now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow. It is tidal gravity. It is ecological balance.
You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. there are no peoples. there are no Russians. there are no Arabs. there are no third worlds. there is no west.
There is only the one holistic system of systems. One vast and inane, interwoven, interacting, multi-varient, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petrodollars. Electrodollars. Multidollars. Reichmarks, Rings, Rupels, Pounds and Shekels.
It is the international system of currency, which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and sub-atomic and galactic structure of things today. And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature. And you will atone.
“Am I getting through to you Mr Beal?”
You get up on your little 21” screen and howl about America and Democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, And Dupont, Dow, Union Carbide, And Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.
What do you think the Russians talk about in their council’s of State, Karl Marx? They get out their lino-programming charts. Statistical decision theories. They’ll mini-max solutions. And compute the price cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do.
We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies Mr Beal. The world is a college of Corporations. Inexorably determined by the beautiful bylaws of business. The world is a business Mr Beal. It has been, since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live Mr Beal, to see that perfect world in which there’s no war or famine. Oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company. For all men who want to serve a common need. Of which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided. All anxieties tranquilized.
~ Arthur Jensen