Friday, December 25, 2015

 

Imperial Social Media: Avaaz and the Arms Merchants

Promoting the imperial social media fad of equivocating on US and NATO invasions that destroy entire societies, ostensibly because the current head of state is ruthless or corrupt, Avaaz apologists neglect the growing list of countries where these invasions have made things worse. Indeed, I am at a loss to find a country in my lifetime (1952-present) where US military aggression -- either directly or through proxy mercenaries and US-financed and trained death squads -- made things better.

Of course, if you look at militarism as a market-oriented strategy, then making war or creating armed mayhem is just part of doing business. With the crippling financial sanctions available to the US through the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, invasion is just for show -- part of the expected social spectacle -- that routinely transfers wealth from the U.S. Treasury to Wall Street and the military industrial complex.

Given the US influence at the UN Security Council, any country seeking to conduct its governance, diplomacy and trade independent of the US and EU risks destruction. The evidence can be seen in the chaotic, murderous aftermath reigning in these unfortunate societies, and in the tsunami of refugees seeking asylum. Meanwhile, the revolving door between the arms merchants, the Pentagon and the State Department is now open to NGOs like Avaaz and its PR firm Purpose.

Friday, December 18, 2015

 

Climate Evangelism

True to form, Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein -- the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of climate evangelism -- are exhorting their mindless followers to double down on 'activist' charades in the wake of COP21. Unlike the disgraced televangelists, however, the climate opportunists probably won't face a Federal grand jury probe or do any time for fraud. As the loyal 'opposition' of the financial elite, they will stick with the Wall Street script, keeping their devotees busy whining but ineffective in confronting the power politics of their billionaire paymasters.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

 

Dirty Dealing Dossiers

The Avaaz ‘climate criminals’ profiled in the WANTED posters at Wrong Kind of Green aren’t well-known outside the halls of power at the UN and the non-profit industrial complex, but they are a vital part of the inner circle of NGOs and PR firms behind the social engineering used to drum up support for Wall Street’s ‘clean energy’ scheme, the ‘New Economy’ and privatization of the planet.

New world order–same old crimes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

 

Outdated Assumptions

A colleague of mine once remarked that higher education is usually a generation behind the avant-garde, having institutionalized reforms fought for by the preceding generation. From what I see, this applies as well to the non-profit industrial complex, and to the networks of self-described progressives, radicals and revolutionaries offering perspectives grounded in the rhetoric and propaganda of the early to mid-20th Century.

Much has changed since then, including hostile takeovers of academia, media, and once noble non-profits by Wall Street, in addition to sinister advancements in social engineering through social media. The continuity of core socialist values and beliefs is vital, but they need to be adapted to the present reality to be effective, and that is precisely what's missing in so-called civil society today.

With the hyper emotionalism generated by the Big Business-World Government-NGO triad (what some might call the axis of fascism), democracy and socialism -- arguably the same thing when authentic -- face a firing squad of mindless followers of false hope offered up by the financial elite.  Comprehending this new reality requires updating estimates of the situation; analyzing social settings begins with research that sheds outdated assumptions.

Monday, December 14, 2015

 

Apocalyptic Fascist Revenge

Chip Berlet discusses the fascistic demagoguery of Donald Trump, as an apocalyptic messenger for the Christian Right, and a demonizing orator for the White Nationalist Tea Party Movement.

 

Why?

Kathy Kelly reports on the October 3 U.S. helicopter gunship attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in which 42 were killed, including 24 patients, 14 staff and 4 relatives of patients. The U.S. gunship fired 211 shells at the hospital over 25 minutes.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

 

The Orthodox Radicals

With all the COP21 hype from politicians, professional ‘activists’ and the financial elite, I thought I’d see what the so-called radicals are thinking. Toward that end, I attempted to engage with two pertinent discussions. Here’s what I discovered.

I left the following comment on a Popular Resistance article, along with a link.
The choreography of climate drama by Wall Street-funded NGOs has resulted in lots of moral theatrics, but little else. The failure of 21 years worth of lobbying and protesting suggests something more serious is needed. How about organizing for political power, rather than organizing for photo-ops?
And while we’re talking about organizing, ‘civil society’ is not equivalent to NGO; civil society is what belongs to citizens, not Wall Street-funded fronts. Taking power back from Wall Street requires taking over government, from the ground up, not whining at staged events.
Perpetuating misperceptions about the ‘clean energy’ chimera only delays taking our responsibilities as citizens back from Wall Street.
http://publicgood.org/2015/12/privatization-strategy/
They did not publish it.

I likewise left the following comment and link on a KPFA Bay Area community radio article about Naomi Klein, which they did not publish.
I find it amusing that the KPFA homepage features Klein and Heist, but you might want to combine them, seeing how Klein and 350 are part of the Wall Street heist at COP21. Read more about the privatization strategy here.
http://publicgood.org/2015/12/privatization-strategy/
My conclusion? The orthodox radicals appear intolerant of dissent, or even discussion. They’ll get along fine with the fascists.

 

Privatization Strategy

World Business Council for Sustainable Development is part of a Wall Street strategy to dislodge the United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations, and prevent enforceable rules governing the operations of multinational corporations.

A partner of WBCSD is Ceres (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies), whose funders are associated with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. Ceres and 350 are funded in part by Tides, whose largest donor is NoVo–Warren Buffet’s private foundation.

Today, WBCSD launched another initiative to privatize ecosystems — Natural Infrastructure for Business — and to capitalize on the Breakthrough Energy Coalition boondoggle hyped by the financial elite at COP21.

The privatization of public process and policy — which led to economic collapse in the US, and bank bailouts from the U.S. Treasury that eviscerated the general welfare — is now being enacted at the UN.

The Clean Energy Ponzi Scheme and the ‘new economy’ — false hope marketed for the financial elite by Havas, Avaaz and 350 — now has its sights set on privatizing the planet.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

 

Quid Pro Quo

More on the Clinton Foundation and its influence peddling, with a focus on arms trafficking by the State Department under U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

 

Self Organized

When you're avant-garde, you have to create your own milieu. It doesn't come ready-packaged.

Monday, December 07, 2015

 

Breakthrough Boondoggle

While corrupt world leaders fawn over the Breakthrough Energy Coalition as world saviors promoting so-called  ‘climate solutions’, the reality is that these con artists are setting us up for a global heist that we’ll be paying for long into the future.
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Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) is an assemblage of private sector venture capitalists. The BEC agenda is carbon capture and nuclear power, both of which are unsafe, and require enormous public subsidies.
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Two of the architects of the so-called ‘climate solutions’ — e.g. Bill Gates and George Soros — are noted for past involvement in serious fraud.
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Bill Gates
Magnate
Antitrust Scoundrel
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George Soros
Hedge Fund Mogul
Convicted Inside Trader
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In selling its con, the Breakthrough bandits can count on captured media and complacent NGOs to fall in line. The influence of Gates and Soros is key to the Breakthrough boondoggle.

Friday, December 04, 2015

 

Clean Energy Ponzi Scheme

The ‘clean energy’ Ponzi scheme by nuclear power investor Bill Gates needs cheerleaders. Spreading money around to media, environmental groups and think tanks that supply them with ideas creates a fixed mentality.
 
The sad part is that in order to speak small truths, which many NGOs do, they have to keep quiet about the big lies. The money they get from foundations like TIDES is sometimes tainted, sometimes not, but always there is the unspoken understanding: for serious fraud, they can count on the usual suspects.

It is, however, well-known that TIDES launders a lot of money for evil people, in order to dominate discourse, compromise NGOs and marginalize authentic activists. Here’s a case study from 2009.
 
It is challenging to dissect a thoroughly corrupt philanthropic system without offending good people caught up in it. Many don’t understand how they are being used to support serious fraud by the financial elite. Yet, they never question the elite agenda, which shows that money talks in our rave new world.

All cons begin with a small truth, followed by a big lie. The bigger the lie, the more they believe. By supporting the ‘new economy’ and ‘clean energy’ cons, compromised NGOs demonstrate that sustaining privatization is child’s play.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

 

Serious Fraud Usual Suspects

350 and Avaaz

FURTHER READING
Controlling Consciousness

A Fixed Mentality

Greenwashing Wall Street: CERES, Tides and 350

Rave New World


Social Capitalists: Wall Street's Progressive Partners

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