Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Corporate club

One hears about shadowy groups of people who run things from behind a screen. Some of it's crazy, some of it isn't and with some of it, you just never know. There never was anything like the group said to be behind The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the book was actually re-purposed from an earlier anti-Napoleonic screed to vilify Jews. Rather successfully too.

There are, however uncountable but influential think tanks and other agencies pumped full of cash from the deep pockets of hidden global interests. There is a real Bilderberg group and you'll hear from some that it has all kinds of sinister purposes related to globalism and world government. Whether that agenda includes corporate feudalism or worldwide socialism depends on whose axe is being ground, and their guarded secrecy only invites speculation: but the most successful of secret groups would probably be invisible or apparently innocuous and would include entities quite a bit more powerful than effete European aristocrats and the selection of politicians and industrialists who attend annual Bilderberg meetings.

To me, the most likely home for such a group or groups would be right here in the USA and The New York Times' Jimmy Zuma gives us a candidate: the notorious industrial barons, the Koch Brothers who
"regularly convene secret conclaves of industrialists aiming to prevent government from regulating business."
Has the rightward tilt of the United States Supreme Court been facilitated and encouraged or even paid for by Oil money?

Was the Citizens United decision granting corporate ability to pump unlimited amounts of money into campaigns designed to repay that money, to influence elections and guarantee the allegiance of politicians bought and paid for? Despairing minds want to know. The decisions of Supreme Court Justices allowing corporations the power to slander and libel ad libidum, the decision eviscerating any attempt to influence elections and legislation with secret, untraceable Gigabuck contributions: did the attendance of Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia at Koch Brothers secret meetings about which the press never talks ( although it attends) have anything to do with the biggest handover of political power to the very, very rich in our history?
"Now that we know Supreme Court justices attended Koch’s political planning meetings, it is time to ask some important questions… "
Yes it is and now, while we still can.


Baltazar said...

incredible course of events - it could be that the rite-wing is whats imagining they have more power than they do.

Capt. Fogg said...

I dunno - it's hard to imagine that anyone has more power than the global barons of industry and I think it's more than enough power to buy democracy, buy the law itself.

We don't even know what we want unless some corporation tells us.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Those damn Kockroaches! Call the Men in Black.

Capt. Fogg said...

The Men in Black -- do you think they're real?

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Dunno if they are real or not. The Kochroaches are certainly real.

Capt. Fogg said...

I hope they are - I want one of those wonderful weapons.

d nova said...

"re-purposed from an earlier anti-Napoleonic screed"?

strictly speaking, i dunno if it's proper 2 call it anti-napoleonic if it's against napoleon iii, but it's damn interesting info. thanx.

from wikipedia:

"The source material for the forgery was the synthesis of an 1864 book of fiction by French political satirist Maurice Joly, titled Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu or Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu and a chapter from an 1868 book of fiction entitled "Biarritz" by antisemitic German novelist Hermann Goedsche, which had been translated into Russian in 1872.[4]

"Joly's book was written as a veiled attack on the political ambitions of Napoleon III. In the book, Napoleon III was represented by Machiavelli[5] and was depicted as secretly plotting to rule the world. Joly, a monarchist and legitimist, had been imprisoned as a direct result of his book's publication."

Capt. Fogg said...

I, II or III, a Napoleon is a Napoleon, in my opinion. I know all this - I was raised knowing this, but it was more detail than I wanted to get into.

I even have a copy of the damned thing, printed by some group in California I think was affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.