Vladimir Putin, Russian President
Barack Obama, American President
Pope Francis, Holy See
Xi Jinping, Chinese President
David Cameron, British Prime Minister
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
Francois Hollande, French President
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank
Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Herman von Rompuy, President of the European Council of the European Union
Just last week VP Biden appeased the Chinese and acknowledged to recognise China's air defensed restrictions over the disputed Japanese islands. What the Obama administration basically did was acknowledge China's sovereignty over these islands.
The United States is no longer a superpower as we were for over sixty years. That ended two or so years ago.
But we are still a world power.
Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, is the most powerful.
All these others on the list are in some way or another beholden to a nation of people.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
They own and operate America's Military Industrial Complex. They can attack and destroy nations purely for profit .. case in point, Libya. We bombed Libya back into the stone age, and like Iraq, its now in complete chaos. They can target any nation they choose without any regard for public support. Case in point, Syria. It wasn't the American people or lack of support that kept them from blowing up Syria and its people, it was Putin.
The plutocrats bought the Fourth Estate and replaced it with MSM that they own. They use it to keep Americans biting at each other like crabs in a barrel over media-fed partisan minutiae while they get away with murder.
The mind**** of the plutocrats is so powerful that they even got puppetized Americans to declare corporations as a person. A true wonder to behold. Despite the warnings and admonitions about the plutocrats from great American leaders from both sides of the aisle .. including the Founders, America today has declared corporations as a person.
Time Magazine missed it, the Person of the Year should have been Corporations, which are now in full control of the American government and its people.
We didn't listen to the Founders who warned of the power of corporations and banking .. didn't listen to Eisenhower when he warned of the powers of the MIC .. didn't hear General Smedley Butler telling the world that War is a Racket .. and we certainly did not hear one of the world's greatest speeches by Charles Chaplin in 1940
Who is the most powerful 'person' in the world, corporations.
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"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice"---Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.