January 22, 2002

Miscellaneous Subjects #122: Bountifullestalldressedinfopizza

Hello everyone

Back from a short trip, I find the accumulated backlog of material I've prepared for your consideration waiting to be sent - here is at least a start below for this week. And as usual there is so MUCH new material coming in that I simply cannot keep up in a timely manner with all the reading and correspondence to attend to. But I guess this is just the same for most of you...

Hoping you can still find time to enjoy and share with others what is in these compilations.

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

P.S. Check also my latest Media Compilation #42: The Horrendous Cost of War and Corruption at

"Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys."

- Author unknown

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

- William Pitt Speech to the House of Commons


1. 20 Reasons Not To Take The Smallpox Vaccination
2. World Summit on Sustainable Development: Indigenous People Speak
4. Can I Supersize that Heart Attack for You?
5. How to Explain Enron to Your Children
6. 'Suicide Pretzel' Attacks Bush


Enron and the Bush administration: kindred spirits in fraud and criminality (18 January)
The collapse of energy trading giant Enron, with all its legal and economic ramifications, has obviously embroiled the Bush administration in a major scandal. A column in the Los Angeles Times last week referred to the affair as “Teapot Dome, the Sequel” (the Teapot Dome affair essentially brought an end to the Harding administration in the 1920s). It is pointless at the moment to speculate whether or not Enron will prove the present government’s undoing. The more critical issue is grasping the extent to which Enron as a criminal and parasitic enterprise expresses the social essence of the Bush administration and the American ruling elite as a whole. To speak of “connections” or “intimate ties” between Enron and the Bush regime nearly misses the point. To a large extent, the present administration is an extension of the Enron board of directors. This government, one might say, is Enron in office, not simply because numerous Bush cabinet members and other appointees (and other leading Republicans) have been employed in one capacity or another by Enron, but more profoundly in the sense that the social types found in Enron’s boardroom and in leading government posts in Washington are interchangeable. CLIP

Enron - the Cover-up
"I will bet every last dollar I have that Enron was the largest laundromat of stolen and tax evading dollars in American history and that the Department of Justice's primary goal is cover-up --- to make sure that the money trail disappears forever.

EU Petition 450/2001 for vitamin therapy freedom
290 million letters of protest against a ban on vitamin therapies have been sent so far. Add your support to "No worldwide vitamin therapy ban in furtherance of the pharmaceutical industry's
billion-pound business interests." The EU Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy, is now considering this petition and will soon hold a public hearing on this.

Petition Against EU Vitamin Directive - To Be Voted on January 30 by EU
Please go to this site and add your own comments to the EU Commission against the destruction of health freedom in Europe. Recommended by Bill Derau <tanchu@olypen.com> who wrote: "Our friends in England, Holland, Sweden, being set up by the horrible Codex vitamin standard." If the EU pushes this horrible vitamin directive through, it threatens to destroy American dietary supplement laws and those of other countries world wide via the Codex vitamin standard. All of this is spelled out on the IAHF website at http://www.iahf.com/- The original alert was sent out by John Hammell <jham@iahf.com>

Spectacular Video of Silver-Disk Object!
BUDAPEST, Hungary - A military pilot recorded a spectacular video of a silver disk object on September 29, 2001. The craft was flying to his left side and then moved very fast past him in the clouds as can be seen in the video.

Canada may declare G-8 summit site a militarized zone (12 January)
Canada's Liberal government is considering using new powers it has seized in the name of the war on terrorism to impede and suppress protests against next July's G-8 summit in Kananaskis, Alberta. Under Bill C-42, legislation now before Canada's parliament, the Defense Minister will gain the power to proclaim any part of Canada land, water or air space a military security zone. Although Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Justice Minister Anne McClellan have repeatedly insisted that the anti-terrorist legislation the Liberals have introduced since September 11 does not threaten dissent, protests and civil disobedience, Defense Minister Art Eggleton has conceded that the government could place the summit venue and surrounding area under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Armed Forces. The military would then be empowered to remove or prevent anyone from entering the military security zone who did not have state authorization to be there. CLIP

It's Time to Appoint a Special Prosecutor (EnronGate!)


Some skeptics say that the Afghan war is about oil, not terrorism. By appointing an oil industry insider as "special envoy to Afghanistan," Bush is fueling their theory.

FOR THE RECORD: Taleban in Texas for talks on gas pipeline (December 4, 1997 !!!!)
The 1,300km pipeline will carry gas across Afghanistan's harsh terrain. A senior delegation from the Taleban movement in Afghanistan is in the United States for talks with an international energy company that wants to construct a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan to Pakistan. (...) Unocal says it has agreements both with Turkmenistan to sell its gas and with Pakistan to buy it.

Israeli Politicians Criticize Demolition of Palestinian Homes in Gaza

Seeds of Fire
The inside story about China that no one can afford to ignore. This best selling author and former intelligence officer reveals China's intentions to use the current crisis to launch itself as a new Super-Power and become America's new major enemy.

The Brookhaven Connection
A labyrinth of security and intrigue. The premier nuclear research facility in the world located on Long Island near the old Nazi compound at Yaphank. The Phoenix Project, the Philadelphia Experiment, the Unified Field Theory and secure practical applications of Time Travel.

Campaign against the Bush "stimulus" bill/tax breaks to America's biggest corporations,
Take action at http://action.ourfuture.org/index.asp?step=2&item=780

War costs America extra $20bn (January 8) (On top the $330 billions already allocated this year!)


Pat Buchanan's startling interview on the Alex Jones Show - Jan 13


Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002
From: Neal Kruse <nkruse@pacbell.net>
Subject: 20 Reasons Not To Take The Smallpox Vaccination

From: Rense E-News <e-news@the-i.net>

20 Reasons Not To Take The Smallpox Vaccination

By Amy Worthington 1-8-2

1. George W. Bush has said of smallpox vaccination: "One of my concerns if we were to have universal vaccination, some might lose their life." ~The Times (in London), November 09, 2001.

2. For each million people vaccinated with the smallpox vaccine, as many as 250 could die, according to the American Medical Association. Multiply 250 times 285 (millions of Americans) and the possible deaths from universal smallpox vaccination could equal 71,250. ~ Journal of the American Medical Association, June 9, 1999, Vol. 281, No. 22, p. 2132.

3. "The American Medical Association said on Tuesday it was not in favor of an immediate mass U.S.smallpox vaccination program, saying the potential threat of a bioterror attack did not warrant inoculating every American against the disease." ~Reuters, December 12, 2001.

4. "Right now the risk of getting the vaccine is higher than the benefit. You could get a secondary infection, a full-blown systemic infection." ~Marie Rau, Panhandle Health District nurse, quoted by The Spokesman-Review, November 20, 2001.

5. CDC director Jeffrey Koplan has admitted that universal smallpox vaccination could unleash a significant number of side-effects. He said that because many parts of ourpopulation do not have a"robust immune system," a fair number of people could have serious reactions. ~Koplan speaking on the PBS special "Bioterror Propaganda" aired by WETA, November 14, 2001.

6. If the entire nation were to receive a smallpox vaccine, several thousand people would likely develop encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. ~Washington Post, Dec. 26, 2001.

7. Roger J. Pomerantz, chief of the infectious disease department at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, said that doctors have no idea what the smallpox vaccine might do to people at the extremes of life--less than 2 and older than 65. He said that an even greater concern would be its effect on people with weakened immune systems from HIV infection, chemotherapy or transplants. ~Washington Post, Dec. 26, 2001.

8. "Researchers have been reluctant to recommend a new vaccination program which would use the smallpox vaccine for the local population because the vaccine can cause disease and death in persons with inadequate immune systems." ~Science, Vol. 277, July 18, 1997, pp. 312-13.

9. Routine smallpox vaccination in the United States ended in 1972. Officials are hesitant to resume the immunizations because the vaccine is the most reactive of all and has been linked to serious side effects, including death. ~ Reuters, November 29, 2001.

10. Eight printed pages of medical studies documenting the many serious side effects of smallpox vaccination can be obtained at http://www.whale.to/vaccines/smallpox.html. See "smallpox vaccine adverse reactions 66-76." [Note: go to the home page above and put "smallpox vaccine adverse reaction" in the search engine.] Repercussions include serious brain and heart diseases, autism, abnormal chromosomal changes, diabetes, various cancers and leukemias, plus demyelination of nerve tissue years after vaccination.

11. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that vaccination must not be forced on persons whose physical condition would make such vaccination "cruel and inhuman." In other words, the state has no right to command that an individual sacrifice his life in the name of public health. ~Jacobsen V. Massachusettes, 197 U.S. 11 (1905).

12. By the 1920s, several British medical researchers documented that smallpox was not only more common among the VACCINATED, but that the DEATH RATE from smallpox was actually higher among those who had been vaccinated. This indicates that the vaccine was ineffective and predisposed vaccinated persons to more lethal disease. ~Vaccination, Dr. Viera Scheibner, Australia, 1993, pp. 205-220.

13. Getting a vaccination does not guarantee immunity. ~CDC, January 28, 1994.

14. By 1987, scientific evidence indicated that the World Health Organization's 13-year global smallpox vaccination campaign may have awakened dormant HIV infection in many vaccinees. ~Times (in London) May 11, 1987.

15. Vaccines made from animal substrate contain animal viruses that are impossible to filter out. By 1961, scientists discovered that animal viruses in vaccines, including smallpox, could act as a carcinogen when given to mice in combination with cancer-causing chemicals, even in amounts too small to induce tumors alone. They concluded that vaccine viruses function as a catalyst for tumor production. ~Science, December 15, 1961.

16. Some of the new smallpox vaccine doses will be created with animal substrate. Because the vaccine will incorporate vaccinia, the cowpox virus, many wonder about possible mad-cow contamination. Fifty-five million doses of the new vaccine will be created using a cell line dating back to 1966 and cultured from the lung tissues of an aborted human fetus. ~World Net Daily, December 4, 2001.

17. The new smallpox vaccine will be genetically engineered. Many scientists believe that genetically engineered vaccines may be responsible for the global epidemic of auto-immune disease and neurological dysfunction. ~American College of Rheumatology, annual meeting, Nov. 8-12, 1998. Merck's genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine, Recombivax HB, is a classic example. According to Dr. Bonnie Dunbar of Baylor College of Medicine, many thousands of reported adverse reactions to the hepatitis B vaccine include: chronic fatigue, neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and MS-like disease. ~Testimony of Dr. Dunbar to Texas Dept. of Health, March 12, 1999. Over

15,000 French citizens sued the French government to stop mandatory hepatitis B injections for school children because of resulting auto-immune diseases. ~Science, July 31, 1998. Dr. John Classen has published voluminous data showing that the hepatitis B and other vaccines are closely linked to the development of insulin dependent diabetes. ~Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, October 22, 1997.

18. The British vaccine manufacturer Medeva has a horrendous record of contamination and blunders. In 2000, the FDA found that Medeva was making vaccines in conditions of filth, resulting in contaminated products. Medeva had been illegally using bovine medium to culture its polio vaccines, then lied about it. Medeva also used the blood of a Creutzfeldt-Jakob victim (mad cow) to manufacture 83,000 doses of polio vaccine used for (against?) Irish children. Nevertheless, the FDA allowed the USA to accept Medeva's flu vaccine (Fluvirin) for the year 2000. ~London Observer series: October 20-26, 2000.

19. In 2001, the British socialized health care system was reported to be in a state of collapse, with many hospitals and labs operating in abysmal filth. Five thousand people die each year from infections contracted in British hospitals; 10,000 become deathly ill from such infections. Sterilization procedures are barely adequate and said to be risking the spread of mad cow disease. Government ministers are reportedly trying to hush up the scandal. http://www.itn.co.uk/ Jan 06, 2001; The Sunday Times of London, November 12, 2001.

20. The U.S. government apparently intends to conduct NO double blind studies on the safety and efficacy of the new smallpox vaccine. It has ordered 286 million doses, one for every man, woman and child in America at a cost of $428 million. At least half of this vaccine will be delivered by Acambis PLC of great Britain.

Tip of the Week: Keep all vaccine needles away from your body!


Vaccination Liberation - Idaho Chapter Ingri Cassel, President P.O. Box 1444 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 (208) 255-2307 / 765-8421 vaclib@coldreams.com

"The Right to Know, The Freedom to Abstain"


Sent by Raphael Diaz <earthconcert@hotmail.com>

World Summit on Sustainable Development: Indigenous People Speak


We came seeking justice on our homelands. We came here to appeal to the world at large to support our efforts to seek equitable solutions to discrimination, exploitation, racism, ethnocide and genocide of Indigenous Nations and Peoples.

We came here to speak on behalf of the natural world being plundered by governments and corporations. We spoke on behalf of rooted trees that could not flee the chainsaw. We spoke on behalf of salmon, herring, tuna and haddock killed in their spawning beds. We had alarming news from the Four Directions about fish, wildlife and birds, contaminated, sick and disappearing. And today we continue to speak on their behalf. Today they are more endangered than ever, and if anything, their conditions are worse.

In these times, humanity must work together, not just for survival, but for quality of life based on universal values that protect the delicate inter-relatedness of life that protects us all. ...Biodiversity is a clinical, technical term for this intricate inter-weaving of life that sustains us. We indigenous peoples say that we are related to this life; thus your "resources" are our relations. It is all in how you look at it

Indigenous Peoples have something to offer in this equation for survival ... We have common goals and responsibilities, and I say, that you, the leaders of this great hope of the world's people, the United Nations, should be working with us and not against us, for peace. We submit to you that as long as you make war against Etenoha (Mother Earth), there can never be peace."

Chief Oren Lyons of the Onandaga Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy


This background paper submitted in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) reviews developments in the past ten years since UNCED, to highlight achievements, obstacles, threats and challenges in the implementation of the Rio agreements, focusing on indigenous peoples and sustainable development. The commitments made in Chapter 26 of Agenda 21 "Strengthening the Role of Indigenous People and their Communities", as well as other Rio commitments are the starting point of this assessment, and linkages are also made with the other international processes bearing on this theme.


Contrary to Agenda 21, which states that the lands of indigenous peoples should be protected from activities that are either environmentally unsound or considered by indigenous peoples to be socially and culturally inappropriate, the growth in the global economy has accelerated the intrusion of transnational corporations in ancestral lands and communities. The World Bank and the regional development Banks play a key role in promoting mining and other extractive industries and in promoting the macro-economic fiscal, institutional and legal reforms that facilitate international investment in extractive industries in developing countries.



14 Jan 2002

China's got a new five-year plan -- this one to clean up the country's terrible air and water pollution. To cut emissions of sulfur dioxide and other major pollutants, the country is spending about $84 billion, or twice the amount spent in the last five years. The initial funding will come from the federal government, with local officials and polluting businesses picking up the remainder of the tab. Last year, the World Bank gave China low marks on environmental matters, citing land degradation, deforestation, and worsening water quality. Hopefully, all that will begin to change: Xie Zhenhua, director of the State Environmental Protection Agency, said the new five-year plan represented a fundamental shift in government priorities.

BBC News, 12 Jan 2002

Take action to demand fair treatment of Chinese enviros


Last month, Mexican officials learned their country is losing its forests at a rate of nearly 3 million acres a year, or nearly twice the clip previously thought; now, they're blaming the heavy deforestation on impoverished indigenous farmers in Chiapas, who slash and burn the jungle to scrape out their meager living. The long history of mistrust and violence between the government and indigenous people in Chiapas, the country's poorest state, makes it particularly tough to negotiate a compromise between the national and international interest in protecting the environment and the local exigencies of survival. At stake is the fate of critical habitat, including the Lacandon rainforest, the most biologically diverse jungle after the Amazon.

Christian Science Monitor, Gretchen Peters, 14 Jan 2002


From: "Mark Graffis" <mgraffis@islands.vi>
Subject: Can I Supersize that Heart Attack for You?
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002

From: http://www.ens.lycos.com/ens/jan2002/2002L-01-11g.html

Environment News Service

Healing Our World: Weekly Comment

By Jackie Alan Giuliano, Ph.D.

Can I Supersize that Heart Attack for You?

No time for your health today; no health for your time tomorrow. -- Irish Proverb

It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it. -- Denis Diderot

Dave Thomas, founder of the Wendy's hamburger fast food chain, died on January 8 at age 69. His death is attributed to liver cancer. He had been undergoing kidney dialysis for a year and had quadruple heart bypass surgery in 1996. My heart goes out to his wife, five children, and 16 grandchildren. By all accounts, he was a kind and generous man who spent much time and money helping orphaned and adopted kids as well as many other causes.

But his death calls attention once again to an industry that is wreaking much harm on people all over the world and creating more environmental degradation than virtually any other business.

Not surprisingly, fast food burger companies refuse to acknowledge the impact that their diet is having on children and adults around the world. That diet is killing us.

Every 33 seconds, an American dies of heart disease. That is more than 954,000 deaths annually, more than 42 percent of all deaths every year. In fact, since 1900 the number one killer in the United States has been cardiovascular disease in every year but 1918.

Counting deaths does not reveal the true severity of the problem. Of the current U.S. population, more than 62 million people have some form of the disease.

The American Heart association, in a recently released report, said that an estimated one in five deaths from cardiovascular diseases is the result of smoking. Most of the rest come from dietary choices.

A heart attack or stroke is caused when your artery walls thicken, reducing blood flow which increases the risk of a blood clot stopping the flow of blood to your heart or your brain. That thickening or atherosclerosis, is caused by overconsumption of LDL cholesterol, making the person more prone to heart attacks and strokes.

While some cholesterol is necessary to the body, excess LDL cholesterol results in atherosclerosis. Seventy percent of the cholesterol we need is manufactured in the liver and the rest is derived from our diet. Plants do not have the capability of manufacturing cholesterol, so all oils and foods of plant origin have no cholesterol.

When too much food of animal origin is consumed, a thickening of the arteries will result.

It has been proven that a high fat diet during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of heart disease. There is no question that promoting burgers and milkshakes as frequent meals for children increases their risk of life threatening illness in later life. By ceasing the intake of animal products and improving lifestyle factors, the degenerative effects of cardiovascular disease can be reversed.

The Surgeon General of the United States recently released a report saying that obesity is of grave concern in the U.S. Yet The National Institutes of Health spends less than one percent of its annual budget on obesity research, according to the American Obesity Association.

The environmental impacts of our meat centered diet are devastating. To raise a pound of wheat takes about 25 gallons of water. To raise a pound of meat takes about 2,500 gallons of water. The groundwater of the central United States, source of most of our underground drinking water supplies, is being depleted at an alarming rate, just to raise cattle.

It takes 20 times as much land to raise cattle as it does to farm vegetables, fruits, and grains.

It takes huge amounts of fossil fuels to raise animals and to turn them into meat. Fortunately, most of the world does not eat a meat centered diet. If everybody did, all the world's known oil reserves would be used up in 13 years. If the world no longer ate meat, those same reserves would last another 260 years.

The economy of the United States is dramatically affected by meat consumption. This heavily subsidized industry must have taxpayer dollars in order to survive. If the water used by meat industry was not subsidized by U.S. taxpayers, hamburger meat would cost $35 pound. A pound of protein derived from wheat costs about $1.50.

Over 260 million acres of U.S. forests are cleared each year to create cropland to produce a meat centered diet.

Every 45 seconds in the United States, a diet related heart attack kills someone, and most of the time, that person is a meat eater. The risk of heart attack by the average American male is 50 percent. The risk from heart attack for a vegetarian male is 15 percent and the risk to a vegan male - one who eats no eggs, dairy, or other animal products - is only four percent.

Your risk of having a heart attack is decreased by 90 percent if you eliminate the consumption of meat, dairy products, and eggs from your diet.

Unfortunately, most doctors will be unable to discuss these issues with you. Out of the 125 medical schools in the United States, only 30 require their medical students to take a course in nutrition. In fact, the average U.S. doctor, during his or her four years of medical school, receives barely 2.5 hours of training in the effects of nutrition on the body.

But if you watch television regularly, you will receive hundreds of hours of propaganda about how great fast foods are for you during those same four years.

More and more, contaminated meat products are resulting in millions of illnesses each year and estimates are that 7,000 to 8,000 people in the U.S. alone die annually from eating contaminated meat. The slaughterhouses in the U.S. are hardly regulated at all, and the meat inspection system, managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is a failure. Only about one chicken per 22,000 and one beef carcass out every 300 each week is tested for the deadly E. coli 015H7 bacteria. Visual inspections are the only line of defense.

Recently, the USDA approved irradiation for meat. The filth gets to stay on the meat, but it is sterilized by radiation.

Evidence abounds that animals are often butchered alive in slaughterhouses. Recent video footage exists that shows fully conscious cows being skinned alive and having their legs cut off while struggling for freedom.

The Associated Press reported in a story covering Dave Thomas death that "Though he was a multimillionaire, Thomas favorite meal never changed: a Wendy's Single with cheese, mustard, pickles and onions; fries, a bowl of chili, a Frosty [milkshake] and a diet Coke.

Thousands of people die each year, many thousands more suffer debilitating illnesses, and the Earth's surface and her animals are ravaged due to meat consumption. Instead of accepting the pressure from a greedy industry representing itself as an American icon, take back your health and your diet from the advertisers.

You can have it your way by passing by those burger stands.


1. Charities that Dave Thomas supported that his family has requested be given contributions in his honor can be found at http://www.wendys.com

2. A number of "Healing Our World commentaries have been written about the meat industry. Enter the word "meat into the search engine at: http://www.healingourworld.com.

3. Check out some of the information by those against eating meat at http://www.meatstinks.com4. Keep track of these issues with the Organic Consumers Association at: http://www.purefood.org

5. Read about protein from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine at: http://www.pcrm.org/health/Info_on_Veg_Diets/protein.html

6. Many people erroneously believe that Kosher slaughter is somehow better. See the Healing Our World commentary called "Vegetarians Beware ... on ENS at http://www.ens.lycos.com/ens/may99/1999L-05-23g.html and learn otherwise.

7. Explore reducing the meat in your diet with the help of EarthSave at: http://www.earthsave.org

8. Learn about healthy eating from Dr. John McDougall at http://www.drmcdougall.com/index.html

{Jackie Alan Giuliano, Ph.D. is a writer and teacher in Seattle. He has not eaten meat in 22 years and has had no animal products in his diet for 10 years. Please send your thoughts, comments, and visions to him at jackie@healingourworld.com and visit his website at http://www.healingourworld.com}


Sent by Ken <NCEpanacea@aol.com>

'Suicide Pretzel' Attacks Bush
by Gene Callahan and Stu Morgenstern
January 19, 2002

LewRockwell.com has learned, from sources high up in the FBI, that last week's "accident" involving President Bush and a pretzel was very likely no accident at all.

Our source informed us that President Bush's seemingly innocent incident with an errant snack food, where he apparently choked on a "pretzel," may actually have been the latest strike from Osama bin Laden and his Al Queda terrorist network.

After the incident, the pretzel in question was transported to FBI headquarters, where crime lab technicians were able to determine that the pretzel had been baked as a falafel, and had become "twisted" due to Islamo-Fascist influences. In addition, the so-called "pretzel" may have been staying illegally in the United States, on a fake import permit.

After the choking incident, Vice President Cheney was apparently rushed to yet another undisclosed location -- one free of all snack foods.

Meanwhile, Senator Tom Daschle called for a bailout of the ailing snack food industry, saying, "It's not the fault of honest American manufacturers that certain foreign elements have wreaked havoc with American's love of salt and crunchy carbohydrates."

Nevertheless, the assets of the leading pretzel manufacturers have been frozen, and air strikes on America's pretzel capital, Bluffton, Indiana, are in the works.


Gene Callahan has just finished a book, Economics for Real People, to be published this year by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Stu Morgenstern was a frequent contributor to Slick Times, until the presence of his articles drove the magazine out of business.


From: "Mark Graffis" <mgraffis@islands.vi>
Subject: How to Explain Enron to Your Children
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002

How to Explain Enron to Your Children:

Feudalism - You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

Fascism - You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.

Communism - You have two cows. Your neighbors help take care of them and you share the milk.

Totalitarianism - You have two cows. The government takes them both and denies they ever existed and drafts you into the army. Milk is banned.

Capitalism - You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

Enron Venture Capitalism - You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.