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June 2, 2009


Paul Krassner, High Times - When Phil Spector was sentenced--19 years to life in prison--for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, I had a flashback to 1971, at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. I was a guest of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for the celebration of Yoko's show, This Is Not Here. The Videofreex, a countercultural video commune, was there to shoot a documentary titled You're Not Here, Yoko. . .

It was, in fact, Ringo's birthday, and I found myself sitting on the floor in a large room where a group of friends and associates sang "Happy Birthday" to him and then "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," with each individual singing a chorus. The Women's Liberation Movement was flourishing at the time, and I sang, "She's got the whole world in her hands…."

Later, I was about to enter another large room with John and Yoko. It was quite crowded. As I walked through the door, Phil Spector stood up at the far side of the room, pointed at me and shouted, "You killed Lenny Bruce!" I was stunned. Lenny and I had been close friends, and I was the editor of his autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People.

Rather than ratchet up the sour vibe that Spector had just created, I immediately turned around and left the room. John and Yoko ran after me, apologizing profusely for Spector's insane outburst. A couple of years later, at the A&M recording studio, he pointed a gun at Lennon, chasing him through the corridors.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFR's leadership must make "an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece," until the very notion disappears from public discourse.

Bilderberg/CFR/Trilateralist success depends on finding "a way to get us to surrender our liberties in the name of some common threat or crisis. The foundations, educational institutions, and research think tanks supported by (these organizations) oblige by financing so-called 'studies' which are then used to justify their every excess. The excuses vary, but the target is always individual liberty. Our liberty" and much more.

Bilderbergers, Trilateralists and CFR members want "an all-encompassing monopoly" - over government, money, industry, and property that's "self-perpetuating and eternal." In Confessions of a Monopolist (1906), Frederick C. Howe explained its workings in practice:

"The rules of big business: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you. So long as we see all international revolutionaries and all international capitalists as implacable enemies of one another, then we miss a crucial point....a partnership between international monopoly capitalism and international revolutionary socialism is for their mutual benefit."

In the Rockefeller File, Gary Allen wrote:

"By the late nineteenth century, the inner sanctums of Wall Street understood that the most efficient way to gain a monopoly was to say it was for the 'public good' and 'public interest.' "

David Rockefeller learned the same thing from his father, John D., Jr. who learned it from his father, John D. Sr. They hated competition and relentlessly strove to eliminate it - for David on a global scale through a New World Order.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Trilateralists and CFR members collaborated on the latter's "1980 Project," the largest ever CFR initiative to steer world events "toward a particular desirable future outcome (involving) the utter disintegration of the economy." Why so is the question?

Because by the 1950s and 1960s, worldwide industrial growth meant more competition. It was also a model to be followed, and "had to be strangled in the cradle" or at least greatly contained. In America as well beginning in the 1980s. The result has been a transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich, shrinkage of the middle class, and plan for its eventual demise.

June 2, 2009 1:52 PM  

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