"We have this corrupt capitalistic system at this point," he told "Conversations that Matter" host Alex Newman. "It's gotten so corrupt with our political landscape that they're making choices to benefit the Big Money and they're just getting paid to do it."
According to the CEO of the industrial supply chain automation provider, small enterprises in the country are wildly overtaxed and over-regulated. "You take all the risk and you get very little of the upside. Any policies from Washington, D.C. have just ended up as a disaster for small businesses," Johnson said.
Moreover, the ShelfAware CEO pointed out that the power is concentrated at the federal level in the form of "tongue-in-cheek regulations" sold to the American public. These regulations only hurt small businesses at the end of the day, he emphasized. Johnson's remarks referenced the recent ruling by the Securities and Exchange Commission mandating publicly traded companies to disclose how their operations play a role in "climate change." (Related: Instead of cracking down on actual Wall Street corruption, the SEC is instead demanding that corporations assess how climate change is impacting them.)
Johnson also advised against believing mainstream media narratives on government and business.
"Quit reading just the things that Fox News, CNN or BBC throw in your feed. Dive deeper into some of these things and seek sources that aren't spotlighted or platformed by the Big Media because those are all curated. You need to find intelligent people that are somewhat off the record on shows like that," he urged the viewers.
During his conversation with Newman, Johnson expressed optimism about the world gaining the opportunity to break free of global supply chains. The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic set up these trends, and they are only set to accelerate as the world's economic system collapses.
"It might sound doomsday, but I think it's actually presenting a great opportunity for the American manufacturing sector, and seek some new investment from investors in our American infrastructure and be more American-centric as a society," he said.
The ShelfAware CEO also expressed skepticism over the American political sphere's efforts to push the narrative of China taking over Taiwan, adding that he does not fear it happening. In response to Newman's question about what is currently the biggest threat, Johnson answered one word: globalization.
"When we disrupt all of these supply chains, which is a large part of what I do – it's like grassroots, front-line supply chain work. You cannot realign those supply chains quickly," he explained.
"We have a current system that ran since World War II – after we effectively killed a big percentage of the world's population, leveled cities [and] reset the whole infrastructure of the world. After WWII, we had basically a long period of time where the U.S. was the only superpower that policed the world's waterways and set up global supply chains."
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This video is from the New American channel on Brighteon.com.