'Cui Bono?' Which Translates To 'Who Benefits?'
By Tommy-Usury: Free

Are major universities and colleges becoming, in essence, investment and advertising networks for the Usury Elites' Group of Companies? It seems so. With freezes and cutbacks in government funding during the 1990's and rising expectations to satisfy social issues and solve economic shortages many universities and colleges are daring to broaden their historical mission of teaching and research. In this 21st Century, these institutions of higher learning with multiple millions of dollars at stake are establishing partnerships with the Usury Elites' Group of Companies to enable them to survive - until the 'usury' world of high finance collapses.

The universities are seeking financial support and investment advice while the Usury Elite's Group of Companies are benefiting from massive advertising to targeted youth markets, invaluable marketing research, huge tax write-offs and other yet-unrevealed benefits. To fully understand this 21st Century phenomenon of economic-driven learning, one must repeatedly ask the question: 'Cui bono?' which translates to 'Who benefits?'

To expose the 'universal truth' one must review the bogus philosophy of the 'usurers' who are not only the owners and key shareholders of the Usury Elites' Group of Companies but are also likely to be found as members of the Board of Governors of the respective participating university.

These clever 'usurers' foster a cynical kind of competition that guarantees funding from one of their co-conspirators which wishes to be perceived as a 'generous' corporation. Masterminds of craftiness, they subtly enforce conformism, mediocrity and acceptance of perceived authority among the student population while ridiculing the spirit of curiosity and questioning.

It is of course, the graduates of the respective universities who are deeply beholden to and likewise heavily indebted to the Usury Elites' Group of Companies. It is their earnings which they are relying on to pay their monthly payments of 'usury and taxes.' Such passive participation endears them as reliable and unsuspecting 'patsies' who are committed to bringing their corporate wisdom to the chief 'honchos' at the respective hallowed halls of higher learning in exchange for economic gain.

A lesser involvement by the Usury Elites' Group Of Companies in post-secondary education has been customary during the 20th Century whereby various corporate executives dominated the Boards of Governors (BOG's) of Canadian universities and Boards of Trustees of American universities. Currently, in this 21st Century, the planning, financing and managing of universities is being more significantly influenced by the crafty investment of the Usury Elites' Group of companies in co-operation with government 'match funding' programs.

This growing corporate influence in the sacred halls of higher learning (universities and colleges) which is becoming more and more obvious as we progress into this first decade of the 21st Century began in the last decade of the 20th Century. In fact, the first evidence of things going awry in the university environment was evidenced within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec when Professor Valery Fabrikant who in a moment of outrage killed four of his colleagues/professors on August 24th, 1992. He had been relentlessly complaining about the abuse of research funds, the diversion of contract funds and under-the-table deals about grants in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Concordia.

After his repeated accusations of several fellow faculty members misappropriating authorship credit in academic papers and engaging in various conflicts of interest fell on deaf ears he was provoked to such irrational behaviour that caused him to murder fellow-human beings. Currently, he is serving a life sentence at the Cowansville, Quebec prison with no chance of parole until 2014. There are still may unanswered questions about Professor Valery Fabrikant's brilliant  research involving the powering of vehicles. Perhaps the 'universal truth' about what was being researched at the Mechanical Engineering Department at Concordia University in the late 1980's and early 1990's will be exposed at some future date - in the not too distant future -when the shortage of oil forces us to implement alternative sources of energy.

Former York University President, Harry Arthurs, was assigned to lead an inquiry into the 1992 tragedy at Concordia and the resulting report concluded that Professor Fabrikant's allegations were indeed true. Harry Arthurs' report outlined various systemic weaknesses in the university research ethos which actually encouraged unethical behaviour, selfishness and greed - which are simply symptoms of our orthodox system of 'usury' economics. The Arthurs' report, also revealed that the provoking allegations, issues and problems involving research misconduct "are not unique to Concordia."

It is noteworthy indeed, that very few of the students who are attending Concordia University (or elsewhere) in 2002 know anything about the Fabrikant tragedy, nor are they likely to notice the ever-increasing, dominant corporate influence since it was probably already deeply rooted when they began their studies.

The unquestioning majority do not seem to be asking such questions as: (1) "Who benefits?" (2) Are the Usury Elites' Group of Companies involved in 'crass commercialism' or 'benevolent philanthropy?' (3) Are the Usury Elites' Group of Companies crossing the lines of 'conflict of interest' and 'generosity' without impunity? (4) Is the intrusion by the Usury Elites' Group of Companies into the university environment weakening public confidence in the conventional academic research and standards of Canadian universities? (5) Are corporations robbing students of their academic freedom? (6) Should post-secondary institutions be under increased public scrutiny?

All who participate in the marketing, privatization and globalization of universities and colleges realize that the better and the quicker they indoctrinate the unsuspecting youth, the longer they can perpetuate the game of 'usury' finance which by its very design breeds poverty, scarcity, lack and selfishness. In other words, the ultimate goal of modern higher education appears to support the theory which advocates doing whatever it takes to get graduates strategically placed in the Usury Elites' Group of Companies. They will already be deeply in debt and thereby beholden to the 'system' that is set up to steal their property (money) through the exacting of illegal and unlawful taxes and immoral usury. Of course, all of this must expedited before the young graduates become 're-educated' to the 'lies, deceit and deception' that welds the Usury Elites' devious and selfish 'system'.

David Bernans, a former Political Science Professor and a current Research-Archivist with Concordia University's Student Union recently (Fall 2001) authored a 120 page book 'Con U Inc.' and subtitled  'Privatization, Marketization, and Globalization of Concordia and Beyond' with a Preface by David McNally, a Political Science Professor at York University, Toronto, Ontario. The book is published by the Concordia University Student Union. David reviews the freezes and cutbacks in government funding to universities and the corresponding expectations for them to seek economic partnerships with the Usury Elites' Group of Companies to enable them to survive.

'Con U Inc.' is a warning that universities are being turned into willing servants of the needs and interests of corporations now that they are suffering from continuing government cutbacks. He explains how some of the giant corporations have muscled their way into Concordia during the 1990's: Bio-Chem Pharma, Bell Canada, Pratt and Whitney, Nortel Networks, Sodexho-Marriot and Molson. Indeed, it is true that the students who have enrolled since 1998 really know nothing else except corporate domination in the university environment.

For example, any students who choose to follow business studies at Concordia in 2002 and beyond will attend the John Molson School of Business. The Molson company has financed the construction of a new building at Concordia in the amount of $10 million. Thousands of Concordia students are proudly wearing green and white jackets, T-shirts and sweatshirts displaying a new logo and the words: 'John Molson School of Business.'

I am assuming that the Molson Corporation gets some market research from the John Molson School of Business in exchange for their $10 million investment. In addition, the Molson Corporation gets to heavily influence the next generation of youth to buy Molson beer as their preferred beverage. When a group of Concordia students near the corner of Bishop and Maisonneuve Streets were recently asked which brand of beer they were likely to order when they visited a pub, they all answered, 'Molson.' One wonders whether Concordia University's Board of Governors' Chair Eric Molson has genetically modifying their taste buds to only be satisfied with the taste of Molson?

Historically, breweries have given free beer to university students to hook the youth to their brand of beer for life. Research studies have shown that if any brewery can 'hook' the youth on a particular beer in their university years, they are likely to remain loyal to that brand for their entire lifetime. In particular areas where donations of free beer are forbidden by law, the breweries resort to handing out vouchers for cases of bottled beer. The Molson Corporation by their action of funding a new building at Concordia have moved far beyond just giving free beer to students. I have only discussed 'beer.' This same strategy can be applied to any product and/or service from any corporation.

Whether this trend of corporate domination of the university environment with be beneficial or harmful is yet to be determined. The key question is 'Cui bono?' which translates to 'Who benefits?' - and it is the same question that I ask about such events as what happened on September 11th, 2001....

David Bernans book, 'Con U Inc.' is available from The Cyberclass Network as a timely fundraiser. For a $13.00 donation The Cyberclass Network will mail you a copy of the book plus additional, supporting information. Forward your donation to: The Cyberclass Network, P.O. Box 9333, Ottawa, Ontario  K1G 3V1

There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance. GOETHE

Related and Worthy Links:

Monopolies and Transnationals: www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/corporate2.html

University Research For Sale: www.csu.tao.ca/resources/biochem.html

PreZOOMed Guilty: www.csu.tao.ca/resources/prezoomed.html

Concordia Students Oppose FTAA: www.stopftaa.org/organize/org_concordia2.html

Making A Killing: www.education-action.net/making.htm

Corporations Threaten Academic Freedom: www.geocities.com/ericsquire/events/con-u.htm

Montreal Gazette Editorial and Follow-up Comments: http://pirg.uwaterloo.ca/pipermail/talkaboutracism/2001-October/000009.html

The Risks Of Genetic Manipulation: www.montrealmirror.com/old/2001/sep13/cover.html

Concordia Student Union Appeal To Labour Unions: www.labournet.net/world/0110/concord1.html

Anti-Capitalist Convergence: www.abolishthebank.org

Qpirg - Concordia: http://concordia.pirg.ca

Citizens On The Web News: http://www.interlog.com/~cjazz