This caught my eye this morning: These Are The 100 Biggest Companies In The World. It struck me that every company in the top 10 was an American company, with the notable exception of the Saudi energy company Aramco, which sits in third place with its $1.8 TRILLION dollar market capitalization.
Here’s the list:
It’s kind of fascinating, isn’t it?
(You can find real-time data for the top 100 companies by clicking here.)
I want to put these obscene amounts of money into perspective. Let’s compare the market cap of these top ten companies, to say the GDP of Top 10 most wealthy nations—actually, let’s make it the 11 wealthiest nations, just for good measure:
Here are a few things that stand out to me:
Each of the top three companies have more money than either Canada or Russia, both of which are considered modern, developed nations.
The lowest ranking company in the top 10 is VISA, with its $454 billion dollar market cap, which puts it on par with the 25th ranked country of Thailand:
There are 190 countries in the world. That means that the Top 10 most profitable companies have more money than 86% of the countries around the world (165 of 190).
Like I said, it fascinates me.
Money. Power. Control. The struggle for global dominance. It all happens within the dynamics of these rankings. Big fish eat little fish. Predators prey on the weak. We don’t need to have a PhD in economics to understand that having that much money and power wields an unimaginable amount of influence.
Now, with all of this fresh in mind, consider the power and influence of Public-Private relationships. Big, big companies are partnering with big, big government—the biggest of the big in both cases—to advance a global agenda that consolidates a nearly limitless amount of power in the hands of the global elite.
That is the genius of the World Economic Forum, their intentional infiltration throughout the global network of NGOs, and their targeted penetration of high-profile political positions through their Young Global Leaders program. With all of this influence, everybody else can pretty much just be bullied or bought off.
That’s where it gets personal.
Global forces are foisting their woke commie agenda down the throats of an unsuspecting public in small towns all across the country. The globalists say jump, and federal leaders ask how high. The majority of state leaders fall in line, being the petty tyrants that they are, because they are addicted to the federal funding. County officials often appear dumbstruck by the idea they can do anything other than follow orders, and city policies inevitably align with the overarching agenda, or else.
Thus, average everyday Americans are increasingly faced with woke progressive policies like transgender bathrooms and radical environmental restrictions, despite the fact that the VAST MAJORITY of American communities flatly reject such insanity.
Note the distinction.
I did not say the vast majority of Americans.
I said the vast majority of American communities.
Just to drive this point home, recall that 2,547 counties voted to Make America Great Again in the 2020 election, and only 509 counties voted for the senile old sock-puppet. I would bet that even in these highly corrupt, deeply deceived, deep blue counties, there was a healthy percentage of people who voted for a strong economy and energy independence of the Trump administration, to the rampant inflation and belligerent Build Back Better agenda of Biden and his globalist handlers.
The U.S. Census Bureau lists 3,143 counties and county equivalents in the 2021 population estimates. You have to download the full data set to really dig into it, and being the curious peasant that I am, that’s exactly what I did.
Here are a few things that stood out to me:
There are only 47 counties that have a population of 1 million or more, which only accounts for ~1.5% of the communities in the Unites States.
Less than 18% of American communities are located in counties that have a population of 100,000 or more (563 out of 3,143).
That means that the vast majority of our country, the vast majority of American communities, are thriving in counties with less than 100K people.
The math works out to 80.59% of the nation that is comprised of communities that exist in counties that have populations of less than 100,000 people. Think about that.
2,533 counties have a population of LESS than 100K.
Is that not the majority of America?
FUN FACT: There are 740 counties that have a population of less than 10,000!
America is a nation of close-knit small town communities. This is a readily observable and irrefutable fact—and it’s a fact that carries big implications. Any effort to “save our nation” or “get our country back on track” must account for this dynamic.
As a Republic, our Constitution was written to protect Small Town USA from being preyed upon by the more powerful metropolitan areas. Big cities consolidate industry, profit, and political influence, just by virtue of having a larger population. As a bonus, these big blue cesspools also have a seemingly endless supply of useful idiots who are ready to vote for free handouts and ridiculous government programs.
It’s much harder to pass such crap in rural areas. Why is that?
I believe it’s because small town citizens—which make up the majority of our nation—are closer to nature, and despite being spread out through sparsely populated areas, we are closer to each other. Family and tribal ties run deeper than the callous interactions so commonplace in a large urban environment.
Somebody’s always got a hand out. Everybody’s working an angle. There are swindler’s and shysters on every street corner. It’s a dog eat dog world in the concrete jungle. Competition is fierce. Clout is everything. It’s easy to look down on the people from the glistening urban towers, not realizing they’ve lost touch with Natural Reality, with the world that exists beyond their bubble.
They cannot sense their own domestication. They fail to notice their drift into increasing degrees of delusion and detachment. They succumb to the worst aspects of human nature—pride, ignorance, and prejudice—and in doing so become galvanized in an obtuse arrogance that resists reconciliation to the Reality that exists outside their narrow, highly domesticated, increasingly unnatural personal experience.
They never suspect we can see through their facade, because they cannot see through it themselves. They are trapped in a mirage that is set to evaporate right before their eyes… and it’s going to happen, China-style. They’re the role model, remember?
Here’s the thing:
The human spirit yearns for freedom. We instinctively long to be free. Rural living affords the opportunity to explore this freedom as our forefathers did before us. Wide open spaces to roam and ruminate. Miracles in every moment when we stop and pay attention. Nature is full of wisdom, bearing lessons that are as timeless as seasons.
The best laid plans of mice and men are no match for the cruel indifference of time.
The weather cares not for the farmer. The storm cares not for his home.
In the natural world we are constantly humbled by the raw power of mysterious forces that are forever beyond our control—but we learn to dance with the seasons. Patterns abound and many things are predictable, not the least of which are the serendipitous surprises that delight our senses in unexpected moments of joy.
Life is not fair, but life is good, really good, when we get right down to it.
I would dare say there are more pessimists in the city than there are in the country, precisely because urban dwellers lack the time in nature that can balance one’s perspective. It is the urban horde who still believes the corrupt politicians have any intent to solve all their problems, and that the government will keep them safe.
Any rational person can see through the illusion, but not the domesticated masses.
The future depends on us.
There is a great imbalance of power right now. There are gross distortions in the political process that have ripped representative government out of the hands of the American people. Mob rule has been steadily displacing the will of We the People, under the banner of democracy, in the name of the greater good.
The global elites wield enormous power. They’ve captured the minds of the masses. They will continue to leverage the useful idiots as a tool in their ongoing effort to deprive the American people of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and enslave the whole of humanity in an Orwellian surveillance state.
And believe they’ve got us beat… “But get your head out of the clouds and get your feet back in the dirt my friends.”
There’s a damn good reason that the vast majority of American communities prefer to live in the country… “Because country folks can survive”… and this is our country.
And don’t ever forget it.