Thursday, June 28, 2007

HOW THE MEDIA IS RIGGING THE 2008 ELECTION

Sam Smith

The national media is rigging the 2008 election. That it doesn't realize this makes as little difference as the unconsciousness of a drunk driver or the upbringing of a prejudiced individual. Intent may explain or mitigate an offense; it does not, however, alter the effect. And the practice should be regarded as disreputable as any form of negligence that contributes to great harm.

The main forces driving this manipulation are the cultural isolation of the national media, its incestuous relationship with those in power, its immersion in political mythology and the general collapse of skeptical and investigative journalism.

It is not a unique phenomenon. For example, the campaign media overwhelmingly supported the candidacy of Bill Clinton in 1992 and happily created a myth about him even as they ignored readily available evidence of the major corruption in which he was involved.

It is still early in the campaign, so we shall probably return to this topic from time to time, but here are some the clearly visible ways in which the media has rigged the election so far:

- It created the Barack Obama myth out of whole cloth. A political lightweight from the Chicago Democratic machine with a virtually non-existent record has been turned into JFK II.

- It has steadfastly refused to report on the numerous scandals associated with Hillary Clinton's past, sending years of corruption, dissembling and abuse of power down the Orwellian memory hole.

- It has not done much better with the true history of Rudolph Giuliani, creating a heroic myth based largely on behavior on one particular day, 9/11, that might have been expected of any mayor of a major city.

- With both Clinton and Giuliani it has particularly avoided their extraordinary connections with criminal figures. Whatever the ultimate import of these relationships are, the voters are entitled to know with whom their candidates have consorted.

- As we have demonstrated with our headline survey, John Edwards has been consistently blacked out of the news coverage despite being ahead of Obama in more than a half dozen states.

- When covered, Edwards has been trivialized or criticized in a manner used on no other major candidate. For example, his wealth has been targeted in a way that John Kerry's never was and Hillary Clinton's isn't. While it is fair ground to tell about his $400 haircut, it is not fair meanwhile to censor Obama's parking tickets in Massachusetts that were left unpaid from college days until he decided to run for president. Even when Elizabeth Edwards criticized Ann Coulter for her hateful attacks on her husband, she was later said by major media to have "defended" her remarks as though standing up for her husband was beyond the pale.

- The media has bought into the Fred Thompson myth, despite the fact that Thompson - like Obama - has virtually nothing on his resume to recommend him for the job.

- The media has made little efforts to help voters understand the real differences between the candidates as opposed to the variations in their iconic and fantastical spin

- The major media has almost totally ignored the GOP vote caging scandal uncovered by Greg Palast.

- The major media has consistently treated majority American positions on the war and healthcare as out of the mainstream.

- And it has largely ignored the ever growing evidence of failure and corruption involving the use of electronic voting machines.

In short, the major media has used its freedom to manipulate, mythologize and mislead its audience and can be expected to continue to do so.

29 Comments:

At June 28, 2007 7:17 PM, Anonymous said...

They're working the other end, too, trying to silence and marginalize Ron Paul, the only person I'd care to vote for.

 
At June 28, 2007 7:26 PM, Anonymous said...

Is this a new phenomenon? I don't think so. The corporate media is told to highlight the corporate candidates and that's what they do.

Now, I'd like to see Kucinich/Gravel against Paul/(somebody) in 2008, but since I know that won't happen, I'll be sitting out the 2008 vote for President (unless Nader runs.)

 
At June 29, 2007 1:45 AM, Anonymous said...

So you'd like some kind of Libertarian, cloaked or overt, on each ticket?
Now there's choice for you.

 
At June 29, 2007 9:33 AM, Anonymous said...

So you think a choice between two corporatists is superior to a choice between two libertarians?

 
At June 29, 2007 9:43 AM, Anonymous said...

Don't want to be just a spoiler vote in our corrupt two party system.

If Hillary gets the nom I'm not sure if rereading "Why Bother?" is gonna help.

 
At June 29, 2007 11:41 AM, Anonymous said...

"So you think a choice between two corporatists is superior to a choice between two libertarians?"
Semantics. Libertarians facilitate corporatism.
Tip of the hat to you for the tacit acknowledgement of the Gravel agenda.

 
At June 29, 2007 12:41 PM, Sean O'Neil said...

Gravel is not a "libertarian."

Why would someone be so wrong, or lie so deeply, about a principled candidate who is the only one with guts even among the 3 outsiders (Kucinich, Paul, Gravel)?

Kucinich is not a "libertarian."

Only Ron Paul is a "libertarian."

I would agree with the 11:41 "Anonymous" who said that libertarians facilitate corporatism. This is so because libertarians want a "free market" that allows corporations to effect massive power centralization and then wield that huge power over individual citizens AND over the government.

Libertarianism is a nice ideal, but it's unworkable given human flaws.

 
At June 29, 2007 1:38 PM, Anonymous said...

Isn't libertarianism also just Ayn Rand's ridiculous objectivism renamed?

 
At June 29, 2007 2:17 PM, Anonymous said...

I respect Kucinich's positions.
I have campaigned for Kucinich and have the drawers full of old T-shirts to prove it. That stated, I can not help feeling that the good congressman's role in this campaign is to offer up red meat to the strident left. Close involvement with the Kucinich effort reveals disorganization and chaos. It's as if there is not a serious intention of winning.

As regards Gravel, I take it you have not been paying attention to the recent debates. Thursday's performance was dismal. Tell me, who really benefits from a national sales tax? Sales taxes are the one most regressive forms of taxation. Other than that, Gravel was regurgitating Rockwellian talking points.
Hence the accusation of being a cloaked Libertarian.
If it quacks...

 
At June 29, 2007 3:03 PM, Anonymous said...

Only Sam would think ill of the media for refusing to once again recap all the myriad dead-end scam 'scandals' alleged of Hillary Clinton. As if they weren't exhaustively flogged at the time, and with a rare exception or two, far beyond the merits of the charges, which were typically absent.

But, Sam, don't give up yet! This endless campaign season has barely begun. Perhaps the Peter Paul lawsuit will 'heat up' as of when the nominations have been made. Or maybe Ken Starr's former deputies can once again begin their illegal leaking of their imminent indictments (with no less 'truth' than their original multiple leaks).

Why the null conclusions (no indictable actions) as to the
multiple 'scandals' investigated by Starr and others as they related to Hillary (Filegate, Travelgate, etc.) weren't enough to put such worries to rest will remain a psychological or philosophical question, but WHAT EXACTLY would be added by revisiting the innuendos of criminality, when they've already been looked into by professional legal enemies of the Clintons, with these null results?

Phillip Schuman

 
At June 29, 2007 4:21 PM, Anonymous said...

Philip: Can we say the same thing about George Bush?

And, if Democrats do (which they do) can we say they're complicit?

 
At June 29, 2007 6:13 PM, Anonymous said...

Philip
Senator Slick's embrace of Rubin's Hamilton project ought to be indictment enough for you. It's bad enough that President Slick signed us onto NAFTA, GATT, & the WTO, why would any right thinking member of the once proud working classes ever consider a vote for the Jr. Equivocator of the great state of New York? ( I am glad the misplaced lass of Chicago was finally able to rectify the misfortunes of fate and establish her place near her beloved Yankees---did you believe that one, too?)

 
At June 29, 2007 6:15 PM, Sean O'Neil said...

"anonymous" at 2:17pm, please stop the implying of ignorance and foolishness.

You "take it" wrongly, anonymous.

I am fully aware of how Mike Gravel has done, and what are his platform pieces.

Under what logic do you say a national sales tax is "libertarian"? It's a bloody tax proposal, not a staked-out poltiical philosophy. And it's surely not even remotely an indicator of "stealth libertarian" thinking.

For Pete's sake, you sure do like to spin things with lies to suit your agenda, don't you? I think that your appraisal of Gravel is rather naive. I wonder how old you are, and how long you have been a politically oriented person, and how intellectually inclined you are. Because so far, your post reeks of NPR/PBS "liberal" perspective that really is a played out one-trick pony that long ago grew to old horse status and was sent to the glue factory. It's tired, it doesn't work. Blueprint liberal thought is dead because it's a lie, a myth of superficial humanity.

 
At June 29, 2007 6:16 PM, Sean O'Neil said...

Philip Schuman, are you supporting Hillary Clinton?

If so, then we can assume you support Mr Bush.

Excusing any aspect of Hillary Clinton's politics is excusing Dubya Bush's politics. They are one and the same.

 
At June 30, 2007 1:39 AM, Mairead said...

I find it depressing that Sam can so easily identify the games the corpomedia is playing to marginalise Edwards, but is oblivious to the same treatment of Kucinich.

I honestly expected much better of Sam, and am struggling to interpret this failure in a charitable way.

 
At June 30, 2007 10:06 AM, Anonymous said...

Dateline, Manchester New Hampshire
In describing the national sales tax on the Mike Gravel for President web site we find:
" Gravel offers a new deal. It is Internet new and Jeffersonian old. It is at once populist and libertarian. The new deal trusts us more and manipulates us less."
Other champions of the national sales tax are the CATO Institute, The Mises Institute, the National Libertarian Party.
Again I'll remind you, sales taxes are one of the most regressive forms of tax. They impose a disproportionate burden on those who can afford it the least. The net effect is to perpetuate poverty. Those states in the United States that rely heaviest on sales tax for revenue rank poorly with regard to services and education. A national sales tax might be the final nail in the coffin of the once prosperous middle class.

 
At June 30, 2007 7:58 PM, Anonymous said...

Everything behind this is

bush
clinton
bush
clinton

trying to erode Obama and Edwards..

Its ain't gonna happen..

go away shillary you are not wanted anymoreeeeeeeeeeeeeee and you never wereeeeeeeee

DANIELLECLARKE DCdc

 
At June 30, 2007 7:59 PM, Anonymous said...

Everything behind this is

bush
clinton
bush
clinton

trying to erode Obama and Edwards..

Its ain't gonna happen..

go away shillary you are not wanted anymoreeeeeeeeeeeeeee and you never wereeeeeeeee

DANIELLECLARKE DCdc

 
At June 30, 2007 8:24 PM, Anonymous said...

JFK killed by Republicans CIA -BUSH regime begins


I do know that the republicans killed JFK i met the watermellon man

(patrick Peyton 20 yr texas state trooper 5 yrs international border patrol 10 yrs fbi and 10 yrs cia and he died one yr later in 74-75)

in 74-75 when i got out of USMC and he told me all about it on his deathbed and told me his son was set up in lockheed martin and later in 1996 when i got online i found a peyton who was head of lockheed martin. They knew there was going to be 24 yrs of kennedys (24yrs democratic rule) 8 yrs each brother so they got rid of them and then in 2004 they killed JFK jr too

grrrr damn media controlled power brokers bilderbergs trilateral commission committee on foreign relations

............ ................. ...............


grrrrrrr

 
At June 30, 2007 8:31 PM, Anonymous said...

E.Howard Hunts death bed confession of how Johnson was set up after REPUBLICANS KILLED KENNEDY


............. .................

JFK Murder Plot "Deathbed Confession" Aired On National Radio
Former CIA agent, Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt names the men who killed Kennedy

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, April 30, 2007


http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/300407deathbedconfession.htm

........... .....................

GOOGLED JFK DEATHBED

http://www.google.com/search?q=jfk+deathbed&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8

 
At June 30, 2007 8:39 PM, Anonymous said...

http://www.politicalfriendster.com/entireList.php

http://www.politicalfriendster.com/showPerson.php?id=3833&name=Park-Avenue-Cowboys

 
At June 30, 2007 8:41 PM, Anonymous said...

When you own all the ponies, you don't really care who
wins the race. So it is with the US presidential
elections in 2004.

After his triumphant appearance at the Bilderberg
Conference in Italy even the New York Times was
gushing at the performance of John Edwards. The
selection of John "Bilderberger" Edwards by John
"Skull and Bones" Kerry was inevitable, as the secret
societies own all the candidates in this "election."

This time around George "Skull and Bones" Bush is not
favored by the elite as his father George H. W. Bush
was replaced by Bill Clinton in 1992.

The New York Times wrote -- "Several people pointed to
the secretive and exclusive Bilderberg conference of
some 120 people that this year drew the likes of Henry
A. Kissinger, Melinda Gates and Richard A. Perle to
Stresa, Italy, in early June, as helping win Mr.
Kerry's heart. Mr. Edwards spoke so well in a debate
on American politics with the Republican Ralph Reed
that participants broke Bilderberg rules to clap
before the end of the session.
Another Clinton in office would mean America being under the thiefdom of either a Bush or a Clinton for a total of at least 32 years, 36 if Hillary is re-elected (many now acknowledge that H.W. Bush pulled the strings as VP during the Reagan era), and they still say anyone can become President! What a pathetic joke!

Hillary Clinton surprised few when she announced her intention to run for the 2008 presidency in New York on Sunday.

Forecasters are already predicting a success for the Senator, meaning Americans will probably be living under the same hierarchical oligarchy that brought them rampant illegal immigration, the devaluation of the dollar, the gigantic deficit, 9/11, and hatred of the U.S. around the world. The electorate got bored of drinking Coke so now the establishment is going to provide Pepsi.

Clinton voted for the Patriot Act and she voted for the war in Iraq, but so many Democrats are blinded by the cult of personality that they will overwhelmingly vote to put this crime family back in office. While we have made some progress in educating liberals as to the phony staged consensus of the left-right paradigm, the fact remains that a majority still see the White House as some kind of political super bowl, where the success of their 'team' is the be all and end all - to the expense of America as a whole.

"I felt that it was appropriate under the circumstances, which really went back to 1998 under the Clinton administration's conclusion that the regime had to change, that the President (Bush) had authority to pursue that goal," said Hillary after giving her personal approval for the mess in Iraq.

The punch and judy show theatre of the troop surge debate characterizes Hillary's role in hoodwinking Americans perfectly. The debate is framed as not whether the U.S. should get out of Iraq altogether, but the relative minutia of whether to feed 20,000 more troops into the meat grinder or not. The Democrats play along with this farce and make empty threats of "non-binding resolutions" that have no teeth and mean absolutely nothing.

Clinton's campaign manager has already compared Hillary to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and has outlined her style as "Strong on foreign policy. People have got to know you are going to keep them safe." This translates as more war, more dead Americans, and a further desecration of the tattered shreds of what's left of the U.S. Constitution.

Clinton is the ultimate elitist and represents the Democrats supposed base, the poor and downtrodden, about as much as Lindsay Lohan represents grace and dignity. She was sure to inform the likes of David Rockefeller and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as to her presidential aspirations during her visit to last year's Bilderberg conference in Ottawa Canada. Bilderberg has a proven history of acting in a kingmaker capacity. Both Bill Clinton and Tony Blair attended before becoming President and Prime Minister and the media reported that Bilderberg selected John Edwards as Kerry's running mate in 2004.
"When we change presidents, it is understood to mean that the voters are ordering a change in national policy. Since 1945, three different Republicans have occupied the White House for 16 years, and four democrats have held this most powerful post for 17 years. With the exception of the first seven years of the Eisenhower administration, there has been no appreciable change in foreign or domestic policy. There has been a great turnover in personnel, but no change in policy. Example: during the Nixon years, Henry Kissinger, a council member and Nelson Rockefeller protégé, was in charge of foreign policy. When Jimmy Carter was elected, Kissinger was replaced by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a council member and David Rockefeller protégé.

 
At June 30, 2007 8:42 PM, Anonymous said...

http://www.oilempire.us/index.html

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=17214

THE NEW GLOBAL ORDER
The next Bilderberg meeting
Secret roster, agenda for Washington conference
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Posted: October 12, 1999
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 1999 WorldNetDaily.com

The secretive Bilderberg society, a group some believe conspires semi-annually to foster global government, will hold a steering committee meeting in Washington next month, WorldNetDaily has learned.

The Nov. 4-5 conference, featuring invited guests such as ""Vice President Al Gore"" and ""presidential candidate John McCain"", is scheduled for the Library of Congress in the nation's capital and is sponsored by the American Friends of Bilderberg. The U.S. group is directed by Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Paul Allaire and Richard C. Holbrooke.

Since 1953, the Bilderberg group has convened government, business, academic and journalistic representatives from the U.S., Canada and Europe with the express purpose of exploring the future of the North Atlantic community. The international steering committee includes Conrad Black, publisher of newspapers throughout Canada, the U.S. and the London Telegraph and Jerusalem Post, Vernon Jordan, George Mitchell, Kissinger and Rockefeller.


On the agenda for the November meeting is a panel discussion of the U.S. presidential elections and an exploration of the national security requirements for the 21st century. Among those involved in the discussion of the latter subject will be former U.S. Sens. Gary Hart and Warren Rudman, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, journalist Leslie Gelb and Secretary of Defense William Cohen. McCain, at the special invitation of Kissinger, will speak at breakfast Friday morning and Gore will make a Thursday night dinner address, according to the agenda obtained by WorldNetDaily.

Others making presentations include Rep. Bill Thomas of California, Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, Evan Bayh of Indiana and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles.

The list of potential invitees to the Washington conference includes the following: Dwayne O. Andreas, Michael H. Armacost, Robert Bartley, Samuel R. Berger, C. Fred Bergsten, Richard Bernstein, James H. Billington, Gen. Charles G. Boyd, Bill Bradley, John H. Bryan, William F. Buckley, William P. Bundy, John H. Chafee, E. Gerald Corrigan, Kenneth W. Dam, Lynne E. Davis, John M. Deutch, Thomas E. Donilon, Theodore L. Eliot Jr., Dianne Feinstein, Martin S. Feldstein, Stanley Fischer, James J. Florio, Lynn Forester, Charles W. Freedman Jr., Stephen Friedman, Thomas Friedman, David Frum, Richard Furland, Orit Gadiesh, Gen. John R. Glavin, David Gergen, Louis V. Gerstner, Paul Gigot, Katherine Graham, Donald Graham, Marc Grossman, Chuck Hagel, Jim Hoagland, James F. Hoge Jr., Mrs. Karen Elliott House, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Peter Jennings, Jems Johnson, Peter Kahn, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Robert M. Kimmitt, Henry Kravis, William Kristol, Jan Leschly, Winston Lord, Jessica T. Matthews, Charles Mac Mathias, William J. McDonough, George C. McGhee, Richard A. McGinn, Donald F. McHenry, Sam Nunn, Joseph S. Nye Jr., John M. Page Jr., Norman Pearlstine, William J. Perry, Thomas R. Pickering, Gen. Colin Powell, Sir Kieran Prendergast, Larry Pressler, Clyde V. Prestowitz, Steven Rattner, William Rhodes, William Richardson, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Gen. Brent Scowcroft, Robert Shapiro, George Soros, Lesley Stahl, James B. Steinberg, George Stephanopoulos, Lawrence H. Summers, G. Richard Thornan, Franklin A. Thomas, Alexander J. Trotman, Wiliam Clay Ford Jr., Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Lodewijk J.R. de Vink, Dr. Ezra F. Vogel, Paul A. Volcker, Stanley A. Weiss, John C. Whitehead, Christine Todd Whitman, James D. Wolfensohn and Casimir A. Yost.

The 1999 annual meeting of the Bilderberg group took place in Sintra, Portugal, June 3-6. The November meeting at the Library of Congress is being billed as a special steering committee session.

According to sources which penetrated the high-security meetings in the past, the Bilderberg meetings emphasize a globalist agenda and promote the idea that the notion of national sovereignty is antiquated and regressive.

In 1998, British free-lance journalist Campbell Thomas attempted to cover the conference in Turnberry, Scotland, for the Daily Mail. Thomas began by seeking the opinions of neighbors to the secret meeting being held nearby. One of those was a young woman who told him he was in the hotel's staff quarters and should leave immediately, which he did.

A short while later, two local police officers arrested Thomas, who reportedly remained in custody for eight hours.

Not all journalists are treated quite so harshly, as the guest roster for the November meeting indicates.

 
At June 30, 2007 8:44 PM, Anonymous said...

BILDERBERG CANIDATES hava been in all the last 30 yrs of presidencys



http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Fascism/Neo-fascism_America.html



"The legislatures, unfortunately, mostly appointed their delegates [Founding Fathers] from among their local wealthy elite. The delegates then ensconced themselves in secret session and proceeded to betray the charter under which they had been assembled. They discarded the Articles, and began debating and drafting a wholly new document, one that transferred sovereignty to a relatively strong central government. The delegates reneged on the States that had sent them, and took it upon themselves to speak directly for "We the People". Thus begins the preamble to their Constitution. In effect they accomplished a coup d'etat. They managed to design a system that would enable existing elites to continue to run the affairs of the new nation, as they had before under the Crown, under a Constitution that for all the world seems to embody sound democratic principles. The system was consciously designed to facilitate elite rule and that is how it has functioned ever since."



In the early 20th century, President George W. Bush's great grandfather, Samuel Bush, owned a steel factory producing rail-car parts. His son, Prescot Bush, attended the prestigious Yale University where in his final year in 1917, he was inducted into the secret society known as "The Order of Skull and Bones". To this day a mere fifteen young men of "good birth" are pre-selected each year to Skull and Bones from the entire 11, 250 student population of Yale. Rockefellers were also members of Skull and Bones.Skull and Bones has its roots in the teachings of German philosopher, George Hegel. The Nazis loved Hegel's philosophy and Hitler used it, along with Nietzsche and others, to begin creating his "New World Order." In the US in the 1920s, Hegelian philosophy was supported by John D. Rockefeller, who funded the notorious Eugenics Records Office, with its idea of mass sterilisation of blacks and other "inferiors" as a means of social control.Prescot Bush was a member of Skull and Bones with his friend, Roland "Bunny" Harriman, son of the massively wealthy Harriman family. This Harriman - Bush connection is discussed in George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, [5] "The Harrimans would become the sponsors of the Bushes, to lift them onto the stage of world history."




http://www.uselectionatlas.org/



Nixon resigned the Presidency after the Watergate affair blew up. (Numerous commentators now suggest that he had no involvement with the break in at Democratic Party offices and believe that Watergate was nothing more than a contrivance designed by the elite (Rockefeller) to be found and to point the blame at Nixon and bring him down.) Gerald Ford was installed as President of the United States without ever having faced the electorate. He chose Nelson Rockefeller as his Vice President. Two unelected individuals were now running the country with Rockefeller now a mere heartbeat away from the position he so coveted. During his time as President, Ford survived two assassination attempts.
1972

Richard Nixon Spiro Agnew Republican


George McGovern R. Sargent Shriver Democratic





Jimmy Carter (Democrat) followed Gerald Ford from 1977-81, then Ronald Reagan (Republican) from 1981-89. Prescot Bush's son, George W. H. Bush, a Yale Skull and Bones man, followed Reagan from 1989 until '93.

"The Trilateral Commission even selects and elevates its candidates to positions of political power. David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski found Jimmy Carter to be an ideal candidate, for example. They helped him to win the Democratic nomination and the Presidency [1977]. To accomplish their purpose, they mobilized the money power of the Wall Street bankers, the intellectual influence of the academic community - which is subservient to the wealthy of the great tax-free foundations - and the media controllers represented in the membership of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. It was no accident that Brzezinski and Rockefeller invited Carter to join the commission in 1973. But they weren't ready to bet all their chips on Carter. They made him a founding member of the commission but to keep their options open they also brought in Walter Mondale and Elliot Richardson, a highly visible Republican member of the Nixon administration, and they looked at other potential nominees."


1976

James Carter Walter Mondale Democratic


Gerald Ford Robert Dole Republican





The elite inner-circle members of the Bilderberg club, Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission, conspire to politically, and economically, dominate the entire world under their New World Order, or Globalisation as they now prefer to name it.Since the Second World War, Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations has filled key positions in virtually every administration. Since Eisenhower, every man who has won the nomination for either party (except Goldwater in 1964) has been directly sponsored by Rockefeller's CFR.Before defining the characteristics of fascism, we should look at the neo-conservatives who run the US government on behalf of the elite. In her book, Leo Strauss and the American Right, [13] Shadia Drury, professor of political theory at the University of Calgary, Canada, names current politicians, political advisers, administration and Supreme Court officials, who were followers of the teachings of the fascist Leo Strauss.

1980

Ronald Reagan George Bush Republican


James Carter
Walter Mondale Democratic



According to Jeffery Steinberg in Executive Intelligence review [14]: "A review of Leo Strauss' career reveals why the label 'Straussian' carries some very filthy implications. Although nominally a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany (he actually left for a better position abroad, on the warm recommendation of Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt), Strauss was an unabashed proponent of the three most notorious shapers of the Nazi philosophy: Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. Recent biographies have revealed the depth of Heidegger's enthusiasm for Hitler and Nazism."The hallmark of Strauss's approach to philosophy was his hatred of the modern world, his belief in a totalitarian system, run by 'philosophers' who rejected all universal principles of natural law, but saw their mission as absolute rulers, who lied and deceived a foolish 'populist' mass, and used both religion and politics as a means of disseminating myths that kept the general population in clueless servitude."

1984

Ronald Reagan George Bush Republican


Walter Mondale Geraldine Ferraro Democratic





Prescot Bush's son, George W. H. Bush, a Yale Skull and Bones member like his father, was an insider and member of the Nixon administration. Bush, who had his own off-shore oil company in the Gulf of Mexico, was made director of the CIA.

1988

George Bush J. Danforth Quayle Republican


Michael Dukakis Lloyd Bentsen Democratic

Ron Paul Andre Marrou Libertarian



Bill Clinton, Democrat, followed Bush from 1993 to 2001 and he too filled his cabinet with the elite's place-men. Clinton was taught in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, by his favourite historian, Professor Carroll Quigley. In 1966, Quigley had written a book [7] on the elite's control of world affairs which had caused them a considerable degree of anxiety. While Quigley's book was entirely sympathetic to their aims of world domination, the elite were extremely upset that it allowed ordinary people a forbidden glimpse of the workings of the matrix:




1992

William Clinton Albert Gore Jr. Democratic




George Bush J. Danforth Quayle Republican




H. Ross Perot James Stockdale Independent



Professor Shadia Drury [15] provides a fascinating glimpse into the mindset of the neocons "Leo Strauss was a great believer in the efficacy and usefulness of lies in politics. Public support for the Iraq war rested on lies about Iraq posing an imminent threat to the United States - the business about weapons of mass destruction and a fictitious alliance between al-Qaeda and the Iraq regime. Now that the lies have been exposed, Paul Wolfowitz [Straussian] and others in the war party are denying that these were the real reasons for the war."The idea that Strauss was a great defender of liberal democracy is laughable. I suppose that Strauss's disciples consider it a noble lie. Yet many in the media have been gullible enough to believe it. The ancient philosophers whom Strauss most cherished believed that the unwashed masses were not fit for either truth or liberty, and that giving them these sublime treasures would be like throwing pearls before swine A second fundamental of Strauss's ancients has to do with their insistence on the need for secrecy and the necessity of lies. In his book Persecution and the Art of Writing, Strauss outlines why secrecy is necessary. He argues that the wise must conceal their views for two reasons - to spare the people's feelings and to protect the elite from possible reprisals. The people will not be happy to learn that there is only one natural right - the right of the superior to rule over the inferior, the master over the slave and the wise few over the vulgar many.

1996

William Clinton Albert Gore Jr. Democratic


Robert Dole Jack Kemp Republican


H. Ross Perot Pat Choate Reform


Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke Green





Following two-term Clinton, came the grandson of Prescott Bush (and son of President George H. W. Bush); Skull and Bones member George Walker Bush. Four years later, Bush became a second term president when he defeated Democrat Senator John F. Kerry. Kerry, almost unbelievably, is yet another member of Skull and Bones.



In the US Presidential elections it matters little to the elite if the successful candidate is Democrat or Republican; indeed it is all part of their absurd deception and pretence of democracy since they control both. The deception does not come cheap; during the most recent presidential primary season, $360 million of elite money went to George W. Bush, and $318 million elite money to John Kerry. (Each received a further $74.6 million from the public purse.) A candidate independent of the elite has no chance whatsoever of reaching the White House. Ralph Nader in 2004, for example, had the relatively paltry sum of $4 million dollars to launch and conduct his campaign.

"According to his own public estimate and boast before the American Enterprise Institute, President Bush Jr. hired about 20 Straussians to occupy key positions in his administration Just recently the University of Chicago officially celebrated its Bush Jr. Straussian cabal. Only the University of Chicago would have the Orwellian gall to publicly claim that Strauss and Bloom [a Strauss protégé] cared one whit about democracy let alone comprehend the 'ideals of democracy'."Do not send your children to the University of Chicago where they will grow up to become warmongers like Wolfowitz or totalitarians like Ashcroft! The neo-con cabal, currently ruling America and in charge of pursuing the New World Order agenda is, according to Professors Drury and Boyle, "a tyranny of warmongers and unscrupulous elites from an intellectual and moral cesspool."

2000

George W. Bush Richard Cheney Republican


Albert Gore Jr. Joseph Lieberman Democratic


Ralph Nader Winona LaDuke Green



Interesting though the background of each of the individual millionaire US Presidents might be, the real power in America lies with the Rockefeller dynasty and the three organisations it controls: The Council on Foreign Relations, which helped build the Nazi war machine in the 1930s - Chairman emeritus; David Rockefeller. The Trilateral Commission, founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller. The Bilderberg club formed in 1954 - most active member, David Rockefeller.These three organisations are interlinked and, in 'red pill' reality, work in tandem to achieve world domination by the elite. Members of each have been listed by Robert Gaylon Ross in his book, Who's Who of the Elite [8]. He writes: "They occupy key positions in government, the mass media, financial institutions, multinational corporations, the military, and the national security apparatus." The two families who are really in charge are the Rockefellers and, in the UK and Western Europe, the House of Rothschild. In 1998 Rockefeller was reputedly worth $11.5 trillion and Rothschild over $100 trillion.The Bilderberg club (named after the hotel in which its first meeting was held) is the high chamber of the high priests of capitalism. Every member pledges absolute secrecy on what has been discussed at annual meetings. The online Asia Times, 2003, provides a very rare glimpse into the Bilderberg club in a column headed "The Masters of the Universe" [9]: "Expert strategists attend to polish and reinforce a virtual consensus; an illusion that globalization, defined under their terms - that what's good for banking and big business is good for everybody else - is inevitable and for the greater good of humankind. Bill Clinton in 1991 and Tony Blair in 1993 were invited to attend and duly 'approved' by the club before they took office.



2004

George W. Bush Richard Cheney Republican


John Kerry John Edwards Democratic


Ralph Nader Peter Camejo Independent







What are the implications of this "New World Order", or "Globalization" as it is now called? Richard K. Moore [17] writes: "The course of world events, for the first time in history, is now largely controlled by a centralised global regime. This regime has been consolidating power ever since World War II and is now formalising that power into a collection of centralised institutions and a new system of international 'order'. Top western political leaders are participants in this global regime, and the strong Western nation state is rapidly being dismantled and destabilised. The global regime serves elite corporate interests exclusively. It has no particular regard for human rights, democracy, human welfare, or the health of the environment. The only god of this regime is the god of wealth accumulation."In two centuries the Western world has come full circle from tyranny to tyranny. The tyranny of monarchs was overthrown in the Enlightenment and semi-democratic republics were established. Two centuries later those republics are being destabilised and a new tyranny is assuming power - a global tyranny of anonymous corporate elites. This anonymous regime has no qualms about creating poverty, destroying nations, and engaging in genocide.



2008

McCAIN ???? REPUBLICAN

GORE CLINTON DEMOCRAT





Bottom line, are the neo-cons driving this agenda neo-fascist? Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, published research on fascism [18] in which he examined the fascist regimes of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Suharto and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each fascist State:1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.2. Disdain for the recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarceration of prisoners, etc.3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists; terrorists, etc.4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military are glamorized.5. Rampant sexism - The government of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.7. Obsession with National security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.8. Religion and Government are intertwined - Government in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation are often the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.10. Labor Power is suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated, or are severely restricted.11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassinations of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
2008

BARACK OBAMA DEMOCRAT





Abraham Lincoln stated, "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed."The small, but ruthless, group of men, the "money power" described by Lincoln, has stolen democracy from the American people. An ever-growing number of informed Americans, however, are fighting a brave, but desperate rear-guard action to retrieve that democracy. Will we give them our total support now, or simply sit back and watch as the entire planet is taken back to the dark ages? "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing."
THE TOTAL WRITINGS BELOW BUT YOU CAN SEE THE PROGRESSION OF CONTROL BY THE ROCKEFELLAR AND HIS TRILATERAL COMMISION

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Fascism/Neo-fascism_America.html

 
At July 01, 2007 7:12 AM, Anonymous said...

This is a good demonstration of how political debate on this site quickly becomes pointless. First it starts out as your usual garden-variety name calling; then it quickly disintegrates into yards-long strings of conspiracy rants, most of which are so densely written (in both senses of the word) as to be, for all practical purposes, both unreadable and incomprehensible.


I truly wish the masturbators would find some other site on which to ply their craft (god knows there are enough of those sites out there), and permit those who actually have something pertinent (or even interesting) to say on the topic the room to post here.

 
At July 01, 2007 12:58 PM, Mairead said...

Well said.

And not only unreadable, but even apocryphal in spots (e.g. that alleged Lincoln quote in the regurgitation above your post)

 
At July 03, 2007 10:48 AM, So-Called Austin Mayor said...

"It created the Barack Obama myth out of whole cloth. A political lightweight from the Chicago Democratic machine with a virtually non-existent record has been turned into JFK II."

How soon they forget.

JFK Classic was a political lightweight with a virtually non-existent record who was thrust into office by the Chicago Democratic machine.

Sheesh...

-- SCAM

 
At July 07, 2007 7:06 PM, Anonymous said...

I am Joseph Conrad. I give my name because it is not 'Anonymous'.

I was a non-descript classmate and casual acquaintance of George Jr. at Yale. He was suspect, disliked and distrusted back then. He comes from a long, established family tradition of dishonor, mendacity and moral debauchery. It stretches back to grandpa Prescott and his Nazi money-laundering days and through papa George of CIA-Bay of Pigs-Kennedy/Dallas infamy.

Thus, George Jr.'s Trilateral Commission rejection and his behavior as president are quite understandable to those who spent 4yrs. around him - as is his clear lack of moral fiber, intellect and integrity. America is in the grips of Hell and doesn't believe it. US Democracy is at stake and those Americans who know this fact are NOT 'ranting'. They're afraid and rightly so.

 
At July 09, 2007 9:18 AM, Anonymous said...

Tell everyone you know about Ron Paul. He is our only and last hope.

 

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