“In 1907, Woodrow Wilson recognized the support role played by the capitalist state on behalf of private capital:

Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed against him must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process. Colonies must be obtained or planted, in order that no useful corner of the world may be overlooked or left unused.

Later, as president of the United States, Wilson noted that the United States was involved in a struggle to ‘command the economic fortunes of the world.'”-- Michael Parenti, Against Empire (1995 ):

Poverty Draft

Racketeers for corporations,
Thug enforcers for the banks,
Told that they defend their nations,
Paid with, “For your service, thanks.”

Global oligarchs give orders.
“Governments” then fall in line.
Capital observes no borders:
“Everything I want is mine.”

Single customer provided.
No-bid profits guaranteed.
Back home keep the proles divided.
On each other, let them feed.

Jay Gould said that he could hire
One half of the working class,
Then tell them to aim and fire
At the other half’s bare ass.

They would do it, too, no question,
Soldiers, cops, and prison guards.
Set off by a mere suggestion,
Money sends its least regards.

Mercenaries, contract killers,
Merchants of their own demise
Answered ads for “graveyard fillers”
Makes no difference just who dies.

Uniformed or not, still suited:
Smedly Butler, Al Capone.
Continents and districts looted.
Most will pay while few will own.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2019