Thursday, June 09, 2005

Are you the owner...or the ownee?

From The Illuminati Conspiracy Archives

The Origins of the Overclass

(Excerpt)

But the World Grows Wise…

It was only a matter of time before other nations caught on to these fronts. They learned that when the CIA comes to their countries to commit their crimes and atrocities, they come disguised as American journalists, businessmen, missionaries and charity volunteers.
Unfortunately, foreigners are now targeting these professions as hostile. In Lebanon, terrorists held U.S. journalist Terry Anderson hostage for nearly seven years, on the not unreasonable assumption that he was a spy. Whether or not this was true is beside the point. The CIA has put all Americans abroad at risk, whether they are CIA agents or not. In hearings before the Senate in 1996, many organizations urged Congress to stop using their professions as CIA cover. Don Argue of the National Association of Evangelicals testified: "Such use of missionary agents for covert activities by the CIA would be unethical and immoral." 13

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Scaife's CIA roots are typical of those who head the new conservative foundations. By 1994 the most active were:
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Carthage Foundation
Earhart Foundation
Charles G. Koch
David H. Koch
Claude R. Lambe
Philip M. McKenna
J.M. Foundation
John M. Olin Foundation
Henry Salvatori Foundation
Sarah Scaife Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
Between 1992 and 1994, these foundations gave $210 million to conservative causes. Here is the breakdown of their donations:
$88.9 million for conservative scholarships;
$79.2 million to enhance a national infrastructure of think tanks and advocacy groups;
$16.3 million for alternative media outlets and watchdog groups;
$10.5 million for conservative pro-market law firms;
$9.3 million for regional and state think tanks and advocacy groups;
$5.4 million to "organizations working to transform the nations social views and giving practices of the nation's religious and philanthropic leaders." 19

The political machine they built is broad and comprehensive, covering every aspect of the political fight. It includes right-wing departments and chairs in the nation’s top universities, think tanks, public relations firms, media companies, fake grassroots organizations that pressure Congress (irreverently known as "Astroturf" movements), "Roll-out-the-vote" machines, pollsters, fax networks, lobbyist organizations, economic seminars for the nation’s judges, and more. And because corporations are the richest sector of society, their greater financing overwhelms similar efforts by Democrats.

Besides creating foundations, the CIA helped organize the business community. There have always been special interest groups representing business, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, and the CIA has long been involved with them. However, after 1973, a spate of powerful new groups would come into existence, like the Business Roundtable and the Trilateral Commission. These organizations quickly became powerhouses in promoting the business agenda.

Their efforts clearly succeeded. With the 1975 SUN-PAC decision, corporations persuaded government to legalize corporate Political Action Committees (the lobbyist organizations that bribe our government). By 1992, corporations formed 67 percent of all PACs, and they donated 79 percent of all campaign contributions to political parties. 20

In two landmark elections — 1980 and 1994 — corporations gave heavily and one-sidedly to Republicans, turning one or both houses of Congress over to the GOP. Democratic incumbents were shocked by the threat of being rolled completely out of power, so they quietly shifted to the right on economic issues, even though they continued a public façade of liberalism.

Corporations went ahead and donated to Democratic incumbents in all other elections, but only as long as they abandoned the interests of workers, consumers, minorities and the poor. As expected, the new pro-corporate Congress passed laws favoring the rich: between 1975 and 1992, the amount of national household wealth owned by the richest 1 percent soared from 22 to 42 percent. 21

The CIA also helped create the conservative think tank movement. Prior to the 70s, think tanks spanned the political spectrum, with moderate think tanks receiving three times as much funding as conservative ones. At these early think tanks, scholars typically brainstormed for creative solutions to policy problems. This would all change after the rise of conservative foundations in the early 70s.
The Heritage Foundation opened its doors in 1973, the recipient of $250,000 in seed money from the Coors Foundation. A flood of conservative think tanks followed shortly thereafter, and by 1980 they overwhelmed the scene.
The new think tanks turned out to be little more than propaganda mills, rigging studies to "prove" that their corporate sponsors needed tax breaks, deregulation and other favors from government.

3 comments:

Mr. Natural said...

Y'know DR, that hadn't occured to me, but the pieces certainly DO fall into place and make SENSE. So, the right wing of the conservatives have been planning this coup for a long time then? That being the case, and you MAKE THE CASE WELL HERE, we, and those of our kind (normal happy sharing people the world over) are in for a long long struggle. I think perhaps the struggle is just now coming to us that has plagued many other countries and peoples (especially those with natural resources to be plundered) for a long long time.
This is all very frightening since I DEPEND so much on Uncle Sugar for my SS disability income. It DOES make me somewhat afraid to SHOUT OUT too loudly against them, and wonder sometimes if I should take my blog down, but I get so angry....

dailyread said...

Since the 2000 election give-a-way, the American melting pot has become more of a pressure cooker, and unless an enormous amount of pressure is relieved by the Republicans moving very far and fast toward the middle, I fear we will see a new kind of political battlefield emerging.
By all indications, the House, Senate, and Presidency will shift to the Democrats beginning with the 2006 election cycle. Of course, the vote count is owned by the Republicans, so what should happen will not, and the pressure cooker will begin to rattle so violently that everyone except the radicals will evacuate the kitchen.
The resulting explosion from the stovetop will include every walked-on segment of society.
I think we will begin to see attacks against the people behind the scenes who are becoming more exposed than ever before.
Should be interesting.

Mr. Natural said...

I agree with you. Might even begin this Summer. There are lots of pissed of folks in urban areas of places like OHIO and others who have SEEN the stolen vote one too many times, and who are seeing thier sons and fathers blown to bits in the liars war. I have been stoking the fire by making and placing signs up high along the road here on the Long Beach peninsula (CAPE COLUMBIA) that say things like "PROSECUTE THE BUSH GANG NOW". Sometimes they stay up sometimes they don't. My next signs are going to be like the old Burma Shave signs...should be fun.