The Way Life Should Be: #SquadGoals and the U.S Corporate Elites That Fund Them
The rhetoric of climate change has become millenarian and hysterical, uncoupled from any genuine environmental concerns, of which there are many. If a picture is worth a thousand words, let the image of Greta Thunberg, the teenaged Swedish environmental activist’s arrival in New York on a former Rothschild family racing yacht—and the numerous flights that made the journey possible in the first place—serve as example number one. It is in the climate of Establishment-generated climate change hysteria that the contradictions of, say, an Ayanna Pressley—vocal supporter of fellow Squad Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal—and the sources of her financial backing—such as Global Partners LP (whose “operations focus on the importing of petroleum products and marketing them in North America”), a slew of real estate developers, and Blue Haven Initiative—become all the more grotesque. Blue Haven Initiative, by the way, is another one of these “impact investment” organizations I’ve written extensively on; its co-founder and principal investor is none other than Liesel Pritzker Simmons, of the Jewish Pritzker family. Blue Haven will make another appearance later.
The Green New Deal resolutions in the US House of Representatives and the Senate were sponsored by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey, respectively. It is always worth looking into where politicians derive their campaign finances from, as this gives us a window into the interests that they represent. For Markey, in the current election cycle, that would be PACs representing and/or individuals affiliated with: Akin, Gump, et al., DLA Piper, Bain Capital, Blackstone Group, Tufts University (alma mater of Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt), Harvard University, Google, Immigrant Learning Center, DISH Network, iHeart Media, Estee Lauder, the National Basketball Association, Verizon, Brownstein, Hyatt, et al., WilmerHale LLP, T-Mobile, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Sprint, Hilton, Morgan Stanley, Dell, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Twitter, and Oracle. As evidenced in The Way Life Should Be? pieces, many of these organizations are a part of Michael Bloomberg’s New American Economy and/or are helmed by Jewish CEOs (or commissioners in the NBA’s case). Also, Markey’s wife, it should be noted, is the Jewish Susan Blumenthal, whose resumé includes a number of high governmental positions, professorships at Georgetown, Brandeis, and Tufts, and a column for the Huffington Post.
Regarding House sponsor Alexandria “AOC” Ocasio-Cortez, since becoming a media darling after her surprising victory over her district’s incumbent Joe Crowley—a genuine grassroots victory, where Ocasio-Cortez was outspent 18-to-1 in the Democratic Primary—Ocasio-Cortez has quickly become the new face of the corporate class. In gearing up for her re-election campaign, Ocasio-Cortez’s primary donors so far include PACs representing and/or individuals affiliated with: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet Inc., Delta, Kaiser Permanente, “majority women-owned” law firm Selendy & Gay, and WilmerHale LLP. Robert Mueller is a partner at WilmerHale’s Washington office, and the firm is notorious for shady dealings and representing the unscrupulous, including Jewish insider trader Ivan “Greed is Good” Boesky. In this election cycle, donations from individuals affiliated with WilmerHale have gone not just to Markey and AOC, but Elijah Cummings (now deceased), Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Julian Castro, John Hickenlooper, Elizabeth Warren, Adam Schiff, Mitch McConnell, Jerrold Nadler, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Tim Ryan, Ben Sasse, Ted Lieu, Joe Kennedy III, Lindsey Graham, Maxine Waters, Tulsi Gabbard, Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, Mike Levin, and Cory Booker. Donations from affiliates of WilmerHale and Alphabet Inc. went to Ayanna Pressley in her initial election bid.
While we’ve discussed half of “The Squad,” we should not neglect to look into who’s footing the bill for Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s re-election bids as well. For Omar, her top donors in this election cycle include PACs representing and/or individuals affiliated with: Google, Apple, Alphabet Inc., Creatis Capital, Evercore Partners, Dana Investment, Paradigm Global Group, Tiger Global Management, and Patagonia, Inc. (also a Pressley donor—maybe that’s why they’re all so fashionable). For Tlaib: Fedex, Boeing, AT&T, Evercore, the End Citizens United PAC, East Bridge Capital, Microsoft, and the commercial real estate IDS Real Estate Group. Indeed, irrespective of their “wokeness” or sass quotient, it appears the saucy Congresswomen are, as we expected, nothing but mouthpieces for multi-nationals and global capital. Insert “color-blind” joke here. Donald Trump, however, is not. From the Times of Israel:
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman from Texas, tweeted: “When he calls 6 members of Congress — all women of color or Jewish — ‘savages,’ he wants you to think of them as less than human. Like when he calls immigrants an ‘infestation’ and says ‘no human being’ would want to live in Baltimore.’ We can’t be surprised when violence follows.”
Thank you, Robert Francis. Thank also his donation sources Sanchez Oil & Gas (O’Rourke has publicly supported the Green New Deal), Microsoft, Dell, IBM, Apple, AT&T, Cisco Systems, the Blackstone Group, Amazon, the US Army, and the University of Texas. Alluded to but unmentioned are Elijah Cummings, Jerrold Nadler, and Adam Schiff. Schiff, recipient of WilmerHale campaign donations (as is Maine Senator Susan Collins), has also received money from PACs representing and/or individuals affiliated with: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, which spawned Cortez donor Selendy & Gay, as well as Paloma Partners, Soros Fund Management, Raytheon, DLA Piper, Georgetown University, Cisco Systems, Disney, Saban Capital Group, the University of California-Berkeley, Chelsea Handler Inc., Lauder Partners, the Federal Reserve System, Stanford University, Warburg Pincus, Lockheed Martin, the Council on Foreign Relations, Northrop Grumman, Point72 Asset Management (Steven A. Cohen’s Point72 was founded in 2014 as the successor to SAC Capital the year after the firm pleaded guilty to federal insider trading charges, paid a $1.8 billion fine, was given a five-year probation, was required to hire an outside monitor, and was ordered to terminate managing money for outside investors), Google, Amazon, WarnerMedia, and AT&T. Schiff and Nadler have also received funds from Alphabet Inc. (organizational PAC donations plus donations from affiliated individuals), as has “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg, with Alphabet (only donations from affiliated individuals) forming his largest donor source ahead of PACs representing and/or individuals affiliated with AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Comcast, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, McKinsey, Harvard University, Facebook, Apple, and the Blackstone Group.
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational created through a corporate restructuring of Google and is now the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries. Alphabet Inc. organizational PAC donations and/or affiliated individuals’ donations have gone to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, plus over $200,000 to Elizabeth Warren, over $160,000 to Bernie Sanders, $120,000 to Kamala Harris, $60,000 to Andrew Yang, nearly $60,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, $37,000 to Cory Booker, over $34,000 to Joe Biden, over $24,000 to Beto O’Rourke, and over $23,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in this election cycle thus far, as well as Tulsi Gabbard (sigh), Nancy Pelosi, Ro Khanna, Mike Levin, Jay Inslee, Kirsten Gillibrand, Eric Swalwell, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, John Hickenlooper, Tim Ryan, Ted Lieu, Jared Golden (featured in my Maine pieces), John Lewis, Hank Johnson, Xochitl Torres Small, Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Kennedy III, Jon Ossoff, Aisha Wahab, Nabilah Islam (it should be noted Islam is a Program Associate for the Land, Water, and Climate Justice team for the American Jewish World Service organization), and a slew of PACs. Lest you think, like Israel, there isn’t strong bi-partisan support for the megalopoly that is Alphabet Inc., the National Republican Congressional and Senatorial Committees have received funds from Alphabet Inc. sources in this election cycle, as have individual candidates Chuck Grassley, Ben Sasse, Mike Lee, Mitch McConnell, Steve Scalise, Tim Scott, David Perdue, Liz Cheney, Lindsey Graham, Justin Amash (now “Independent”), and…Donald Trump.
Alphabet Inc. as an institution, including affiliates (organizational PAC donations plus donations from affiliated individuals) dispensed over $5.5 million in the 2018 election cycle, including almost $85,000 to Maine Congressional candidate Jared Golden, another vociferous supporter of the Green New Deal, $16,000 to Maine Senatorial incumbent Angus King, and almost a quarter of a million dollars to Beto O’Rourke in his unsuccessful bid to unseat Ted Cruz in Texas.
Alphabet Inc. also has deep ties to numerous Jewish organizations, not least of which is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and other technology companies work with the ADL on the “Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab” and the Best Practices for Challenging Cyberhate. Google subsidiary YouTube has tasked the ADL with filtering out and banning “extremist content” from its platform. Further, as Corinne Weaver writes:
George Soros, Google, and the ADL all have something in common: they all take interest in “white nationalism” online. Google sent an interesting representative to the hearing on “Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism” on April 9. Alexandria Walden, Google’s Counsel on Free Expression and Human Rights, was introduced by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman as a former Center for American Progress employee. The center is a liberal non-profit that was founded by President Clinton’s former chief of staff John Podesta, and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros… Google already had a friend at the hearing, however. Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-New York) tweeted on April 8 that he was “Honored to join #GrowwithGoogle for its launch with partners @GoodwillNYNJ @HudsonGuild @galeabrewer & others.” According to OpenSecrets.org, Nadler’s top donor for his 2018 campaign was Alphabet, Google’s parent company, which donated $26,000. Google is a major landlord and employer in Nadler’s district…The spokesperson for the Anti-Defamation League, Eileen Hershenov, blamed platforms like Gab and 8chan for being “recruiting grounds for terrorists” and “round the clock white supremacist rallies.” She also stated that the rhetoric of “elected officials and candidates” was encouraging white nationalist crime.
Hershenov’s bona fides include a stint as a law clerk for Jack B. Weinstein in New York’s Eastern District, a Karpatkin Fellow with the ACLU focusing primarily on “women’s rights” and immigration, and as general counsel for George Soros’s Open Society Foundations as well as his Central European University. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt served as the Director of the Impact Economy Initiative project at the Aspen Institute, which received more $500,000 from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. The Aspen Institute is also involved with the World Economic Forum (WEF), discussed in The Way Life Should Be? Vol. XVII.
Since 1985, when it began tracking “hate groups’” use of online bulletin boards, the ADL has dedicated resources to censoring the internet, espionage, and sharing intelligence with law enforcement and the government (which includes Israel). Who can forget the infamous “HateFilter” the ADL sent to market in 1998? From a November 2017 Omidyar Network press release on the ADL’s Center for Technology and Society:
The ADL…announced new funding for the center from Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar…Earlier this year at the South by Southwest conference, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt announced that the organization was establishing the CTS with a $250,000 seed grant from Omidyar Network. Now up and running, CTS will lead ADL’s efforts to fulfill its civil rights mission in the digital space…Omidyar Network has committed additional funding and will provide $1.5 million to support the Center’s work…The board members are: Danielle Citron, a law professor at the University of Maryland and author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace; Brad Hamm, dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University; Shawn Henry, former FBI executive assistant director; Reddit founder and CEO Steve Huffman; James Joaquin, co-founder and managing director of Obvious Ventures; Aileen Lee, Cowboy Ventures; Matt Rogers, Nest founder and chief product officer; Facebook VP of Product Guy Rosen; Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center and professor of law at George Washington University; Jeffrey Saper, vice chair of the global tech law firm Wilson Sonsini; Snapchat’s head of public policy, Micah Shaffer; former Twitter executive Katie Jacobs Stanton, Color Genomics’ chief marketing officer; Anne Washington, a public policy professor at George Mason University who focuses on the social dynamics of information; and Whitney Wolfe, CEO of the dating app Bumble.
What you might find interesting is that Greenblatt and Omidyar have a working relationship that extends back to the early 2000s when Omidyar invested in Greenblatt’s Ethos Water; they eventually sold the company to Starbucks and Greenblatt worked for Howard Schultz as the Vice President for Global Consumer Products. Remember how the ADL was going to do the anti-bias training for Starbucks last year?
The ADL’s CTS also has entered into a fellowship program sponsored by the Robert A. and Renee E. Belfer Family Foundation. The Belfer fortune is from “an oil empire that is now in its third generation.” Per Inside Philanthropy, the Jewish Belfers:
Have recently shown a major concern with cybersecurity. To that end, they recently gave a $15 million gift to the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School to establish the Cyber Security Project, which “seeks to help create the conceptual arsenal” for strategists to confront cyber threats.
One of the three inaugural fellows is Samuel Woolley of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, who works with Jigsaw, Google’s think tank. The Center also has joined forces with UC Berkeley’s D-Lab to create the Online Hate Index. In June:
The ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), Moonshot CVE and the Gen Next Foundation…announced a partnership to counter white supremacist and jihadist activity online. The program, dubbed the Redirect Method, will use advertising to redirect individuals who search online for violent extremist material to content that exposes the falsehoods of extremist narratives and directs searchers to non-violent content. This new effort borrows from best practices Moonshot CVE developed with Google for ISIS-related searches, and builds on the previous deployment of the Redirect Method USA – which the RAND Corporation found showed promise – in partnership with the Gen Next Foundation.
Yasmin Green works with the ADL and is the Director of Research and Development for Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet Inc., and was previously Head of Strategy and Operations for Google Ideas. Green launched the Redirect Method, born out of a partnership in 2016 among Google’s Jigsaw tech incubator, the Google-backed London-based Moonshot start-up, and the U.S.-based Gen Next Foundation. Edward C. Baig reports what the project will look like in practice:
If a person on the fringe, or in some pre-radicalization mode, enters a search query asking, “Is it true that the Mossad took down the World Trade Center?” the counternarrative reflected in a top search result would direct the person to a place that would make it clear that that was just an unfounded conspiracy theory. A search on “I want to join the KKK” could lead to a search result and link that says that “No race should be superior. Make up your own mind. Browse our playlist to find out more.”
Rather rich coming from the self-proclaimed “God’s Chosen People,” don’t you think?
Incidentally, every single Democratic candidate for president who has received funds from Alphabet Inc. has also endorsed the Green New Deal, notable—beyond its infeasibility and general ridiculousness—for its preoccupation with “carbon emissions.” I’ve written numerous times that if carbon emissions were a problem, the solutions are actually rather straightforward: curtail mass migration, focus on localized trade and sustainability and re-structure the economy so productive people don’t have to commute (gulp!), and simply plant more trees! There’s no money in that in the current system, obviously, but it does beg the question: why carbon, especially when fossil fuels produce such massive revenues?
Fossil fuels are a finite resource, and the alternatives so far have been wildly inefficient and sorely lacking. As with the whole “climate change” manufactured hysteria in general, this is about resource consolidation and speculation first and foremost, but there are other key reasons as well, ranging from the propagandistic—fewer white babies to save climate while guilty Western nations must also accept millions of African “climate change refugees”—to the “proprietary.” “Carbon will be the world’s biggest commodity market, and it could become the world’s biggest market overall,” said Louis Redshaw, head of environmental markets at Barclays Capital and former power trader at Enron. The carbon-trading market, masquerading as “environmentalism,” does nothing positive for the environment nor does it even address the “problem” of carbon emissions. From Bank Track:
Carbon trading, especially through banks’ proprietary trading desks, is a way for banks to make money from money, without contributing new capital towards solving climate change.
The term “Green New Deal” was first used by the Jewish Thomas Friedman in January 2007 and the United Nations Environment Program began to promote the concept in 2008. Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, IKEA, Coca-Cola, and GM have publicly backed the “renewable” plank of the Green New Deal. But what are the specifics? They’re sorely lacking. We all know about greenwashing, the term activists developed to describe the corporate practice of claiming that self-serving policies and harmful products are environmentally-friendly. As with “equality,” “inclusion,” and the other plethora of Cultural Bolshevist concepts, most of this rhetoric regarding “sustainability” and the like is a smoke-screen for power and profit, most of which tends to accrue to a certain ethno-religious group and their sycophants. Regarding “greenwashing,” Katharine Schwab writes:
The International Monetary Fund estimates the collective worth of Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft at $3.5 trillion, more than the GDP of the United Kingdom…Google and Apple claim to be completely carbon neutral: Apple says all its facilities are powered entirely by renewable energy, while Google has become the world’s largest buyer of renewable energy to offset its energy costs… A story in Gizmodo in February 2019 revealed how Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are helping to “automate” the climate crisis by providing big oil companies with the technological tools to streamline their operations and help them find even more oil.
Not exactly “sustainable,” but if these major companies are set on a “zero emissions” US economy by 2030, they’ll need a whole lot of solar panels, and that will require a massive energy expenditure. As Jasper Bernes writes:
From space, the Bayan Obo mine in China, where 70 percent of the world’s rare earth minerals are extracted and refined, almost looks like a painting. The paisleys of the radioactive tailings ponds, miles long, concentrate the hidden colors of the earth: mineral aquamarines and ochres of the sort a painter might employ to flatter the rulers of a dying empire…Dotted with “death villages” where crops will not fruit, the region of Inner Mongolia where the Bayan Obo mine is located displays Chernobylesque cancer rates…To meet the demands of the Green New Deal, which proposes to convert the US economy to zero emissions, renewable power by 2030, there will be a lot more of these mines gouged into the crust of the earth. That’s because nearly every renewable energy source depends upon non-renewable and frequently hard-to-access minerals: solar panels use indium, turbines use neodymium, batteries use lithium, and all require kilotons of steel, tin, silver, and copper. The renewable-energy supply chain is a complicated hopscotch around the periodic table and around the world. To make a high-capacity solar panel, one might need copper (atomic number 29) from Chile, indium (49) from Australia, gallium (31) from China, and selenium (34) from Germany. Many of the most efficient, direct-drive wind turbines require a couple pounds of the rare-earth metal neodymium, and there’s 140 pounds of lithium in each Tesla…It takes energy to get those minerals out of the ground, energy to shape them into batteries and photovoltaic solar panels and giant rotors for windmills, energy to dispose of them when they wear out. Mines are worked, primarily, by gas-burning vehicles. The container ships that cross the world’s seas bearing the good freight of renewables burn so much fuel they are responsible for 3 percent of planetary emissions…Mines require a massive outlay of investment up front, and they typically feature low return on investment, except during the sort of commodity boom we can expect a Green New Deal to produce.
Ah, there it is. There will be a commodity boom and there will need to be more cheap labor to manufacture and distribute the commodities. One of the primary goals of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to “combat climate change” is to “prevent labour market exclusion” and “ensure…openness,” meaning no impediments to the movement of labor across international boundaries, which is obviously at odds with lowering humans’ carbon footprint. This will naturally keep labor costs low and destroy social cohesion, which is essential to the maintenance and expansion of neo-liberalism. From the European Union to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it starts with “intra-regional labor mobility” and ends with mass migrations, particularly from the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa, where the population is expected by some measures to quadruple by the end of the century. 70,000 arrived in Malaysia—Malaysia—alone in 2012: “Malaysia is now a country of asylum for forced migrants originating from Angola, Burundi, Bhutan, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Algeria, Guinea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Rwanda and Senegal.”
Beyond the need for cheap labor, there will need to be more markets beyond just the United States to purchase these products as the United Nations and the complicit globalist establishment hammers us with propaganda about the need for “global solutions in an increasingly global world”—which is precisely the root of the problem.
In terms of catering to these “new markets,” the Omidyar Network has facilitated partnerships between oil companies like Shell looking to diversify with their New Energies division and d.light, a solar energy company launched at Stanford University aimed at opening up the “developing world” market:
Shell’s New Energies business was created in 2016 and focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, which includes low-carbon sources such as wind and solar. Within the power portfolio, Shell is also actively pursuing commercial opportunities to invest in energy access solutions in Africa and Asia. The New Energies business is supported by Shell Ventures B.V., the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (“Shell”)…Shell Vice President Energy Solutions Brian Davis said, “We are impressed by d.light’s track record in meeting evolving customer needs for access to electricity across both Africa and Asia. Their experienced team has developed efficient sales and distribution channels in these markets and continues to expand their product range. We look forward to supporting d.light to realize its growth ambitions. With this latest investment, Shell takes a step closer to meeting its ambition to provide a reliable electricity supply to 100 million people in the developing world by 2030.”
Blue Haven Initiatives is pursuing a similar strategy. Blue Haven Senior Advisor Chad Larson is the co-founder of M-Kopa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in Kenya. As an answer to the deep corruption and unreliable electrical grid in Kenya, M-Kopa profits off of selling the panels to the rural poor and extending lines of credit to them in order to afford the attendant kit of batteries, bulbs, et cetera. The kit also includes a SIM card that “can communicate with M-Kopa headquarters in Nairobi. When a customer has made a payment via mobile phone, the SIM card sends a signal to activate the battery, which is powered by the panels.” This inter-connectedness is central to the profit-multiplying effect of these companies, firms, and organizations working in tandem. As Stephan Faris writes:
In 2007 the Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom launched a service called M-Pesa, allowing customers to use a phone to send cash. Originally intended as a way to help microfinance borrowers make and repay loans, M-Pesa was rapidly adopted for everything from salaries to taxi rides, bringing banking to people who were miles from physical bank branches. Today about a third of the Kenyan economy flits across Safaricom’s airwaves, and 82 percent of Kenyan adults have a mobile phone…Slogans hand-painted on concrete buildings hawk the power of the Internet in the service of selling smartphones: “Take Google With You” and “You Are Not on Facebook?”… It was [M-Kopa co-founder Nick] Hughes, when he was an executive at Vodafone—which owns 40 percent of Safaricom—who first came up with the idea that would become M-Pesa. M-Kopa’s director of operations, Pauline Vaughan, was in charge of the mobile-money service during its early years.
As M-Kopa grows its market, it will need more employees, and another senior advisor, Paul Breloff is there as CEO of Shortlist, “a recruiting technology startup transforming how talent meets opportunity in emerging markets…Shortlist is on a mission…source and screen great job-seekers for growing, purposeful companies across India and East Africa.” The market growth is intended to be inter-connected, multi-faceted, and exponential:
“If you take the long-term view and if you treat low-income people as customers…you can change the world,” [co-founder Jesse] Moore says…Once M-Kopa has a customer, it works hard to sell him more products on installment. “Your anchor product is clean energy, and then you build a finance relationship,” Hughes says…M-Kopa also sells Samsung smartphones and offers loans to pay for school fees…The interest M-Kopa charges is high by U.S. or European standards. The cash price of one of its products is about 20 percent less than the installment price. But in the markets where the company’s working—so far, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda—the rates are competitive. Traditional microfinance companies typically charge about 20 percent interest on their loans…In November , M-Kopa received a clear vote of confidence when it completed a $19 million investment round, including $10 million from Generation Investment Management, a fund co-founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore that’s also invested in SolarCity, the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer, and digital thermostat maker Nest Labs. “We think they have the potential of being a multibillion-dollar African success story,” says Colin le Duc, GIM’s head of research. Other investors in the round included Virgin’s Richard Branson and AOL co-founder Steve Case.
Superficially it all sounds great—feel virtuous, make money, and save the planet, but the reality, as is virtually always the case with any ruling-class-hatched scheme, is the opposite: not just grim and ugly, but deadly. Concluding with Jasper Bernes:
The problem with the Green New Deal is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same… The appeal is obvious but the combination impossible…The Green New Deal…thinks you can keep capitalism, keep growth, but remove the deleterious consequences. The death villages are here to tell you that you can’t. No roses will bloom on that bush.
Every rose doesn’t even get the chance to have its thorn.
 For more on Akin, Gump, et al. see The Way Life Should Be? Vols. XIII, XIV, and XVI.
 For more on DLA Piper, see The Way Life Should Be? Vols. XIII and XV.
 For more on Raytheon, see The Way Life Should Be? Vols. III, IV, and XIII.
 “As the only American Jewish organization solely dedicated to ending poverty and advocating for human rights in the developing world, AJWS partners with Jewish leaders to shape policies that will help people in the developing world… In our current political climate, many U.S. policies have harmful effects on millions of people who live far beyond our national borders. For example, the recent expansion of the ‘Global Gag Rule’—a policy that blocks U.S. federal funding to international organizations that provide abortions or abortion-related services to their patients—is an assault on the human rights of women, girls and LGBTI people.”
 For more on the Omidyar Network, see The Way Life Should Be? Vol. XVII.
 Saper is also a national commissioner for the ADL.
 “FUNDING AREAS: Arts, Education, Health and Jewish causes…In 1992, Robert founded Belco Oil & Gas Corp., a leading independent producer of domestic oil and gas. Belfer is currently chairman of Belfer Management LLC, a private investment firm. Belfer took a big financial hit a while back, losing somewhere in the neighborhood of $700 million because of shares he held in Enron…Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University also received more than $120,000 from the foundation in the past. The foundation is also passionate about Jewish causes. They’ve given more than $86,000 recently to the American Jewish Committee. Central Synagogue, the UJA Federation of New York and Columbia Barnard Hilel have all received funds from in recent years.” https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/grants-for-scientific-research/2019/10/15/belfer-family-foundation-grants-for-science-research
 “His fellowship project will work to understand how political bots and algorithms have been leveraged to target the Jewish community and use this understanding to find ways to counter this bias.” https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/adls-center-for-technology-and-society-announces-first-class-of-belfer-fellows
 Regarding carbon trading, I’ve written more on the subject, which you can read here.
 Nest Labs was acquired by Google in January 2014.
“Regarding House sponsor Alexandria “AOC” Ocasio-Cortez, since becoming a media darling after her surprising victory over her district’s incumbent Joe Crowley—a genuine grassroots victory, where Ocasio-Cortez was outspent 18-to-1 in the Democratic Primary—Ocasio-Cortez has quickly become the new face of the corporate class.”
And you believe that?
I don’t, at all.
In fact, making her the new face, and the faces of the rest of the squad, the new face of the corporate class was what they started with.
This is spelled out rather nicely later in the article with this on target gem,
“As with “equality,” “inclusion,” and the other plethora of Cultural Bolshevist concepts, most of this rhetoric regarding “sustainability” and the like is a smoke-screen for power and profit, most of which tends to accrue to a certain ethno-religious group and their sycophants.”
This is so obviously true that the idea of a grassroots anything popping up on their watch is simply inconceivable.
Proof of this is found in the truly grassroots nationalist movement of which The Tea Party was just one of many (though unquestionably the most conspicuous).
The young, unpretentious, thoughtful and inspiring Schaeffer Cox found himself as spokesman with a very real future, owing to his ability to mobilize and not sermonize.
He simply pointed out that the power of the purse and the power of the sword was not where it belonged – in the hands and control of the people. In other words, those who together ARE the country and who the politicians merely represent.
What happened? He was framed by The FBI (at the behest of Alphabet Inc. no doubt) and Hilary Clinton added insult to injury by calling the people Cox spoke for “Deplorables.”
The result all the world knows – the election of Trump.
But, who knows, the way things have worked out, even that election could have been premeditated, as a way to justify the complete destruction of the traditional nation by turning The USA into The USSA. It very well may be.
On the other hand, and probably closer to the truth, again quoting from the article,
“Superficially it all sounds great—feel virtuous, make money, and save the planet, but the reality, as is virtually always the case with any ruling-class-hatched scheme, is the opposite: not just grim and ugly, but deadly.”
After reading this series it’s impossible not to agree with Wagner’s Rhinemaidens who sang as they watch the gods cross the rainbow bridge into Valhalla
“The true, the trustworthy
is only in the depths;
false and cowardly
is what rejoices up there!”
i’ll take campaign finance reform for $1000, Alex.
The SCOTUS has passed down egregious decisions that abridge the First Amendment and show contempt for the concept of a representative democracy. Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1976 and exacerbated by continuing stupid SCOTUS decisions First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
These decisions have codified that money is free speech thereby giving entities of wealth and power almost total influence in elections.
Another excellent and well researched article – the interconnectedness of all these power players is sobering Some days I feel like one of those old Roman senators sitting atop the gates of Rome and watching the barbarians stream by – only reassured by the knowledge that my society created one of the greatest cultures ever known. Such it should be with all of us TOO members – knowing that America has also created a great society and never giving up on it. Knowing who the enemy is is the beginning but the important part is not giving up on this battle. The Tribe (jews) may have the financial power but they constantly anger and alienate others through their onerous business practices. Don’t give up – we may lose some battles but we are not going to lose the war. Forward TOO articles to friends and family who are smart and aware enough to see this global danger. Turn off your TV and read the many referenced TOO books. Many thanks to Dr MacDonald and his team of excellent writers.
I have really been enjoying these “As life should be” articles and am very happy that I’ve found “The Anatomically Correct Banana” through them, which is an amazing site full of REAL investigative journalism, as it should be. Knowing the connections between players in this game and the funding they derive is crucial to making sound arguments against neo-liberalism and globalism, as well as making smart choices in what we buy. At this point, it starts to feel insurmountable, as if there isn’t a single clean company on this planet, but all change starts with that moment when we become fed up with the status quo enough to make huge leaps, and this kind of in depth information ignites that process.
One person can’t change the world, but we can make small differences in how we spend our money. Personally, I try to buy used and second hand whenever possible. Better to put my money in the pockets of local businesses or people than these globalist corporations. I don’t buy anything from the “big guys” because you know what their agendas are. From personal experience with a traditional mortgage loan, I advise anyone starting out to NOT buy a house. Look into totally outside the box housing ideas like buying a parcel of cheap land and then building your own home out of cob, adobe, timber, shipping containers, or even found materials. Getting creative will keep money in local pockets and out of the hands of these truly evil corporations named above. We CAN exit this system.
“Look into totally outside the box housing ideas like buying a parcel of cheap land and then building your own home out of cob, adobe, timber, shipping containers, or even found materials. Getting creative will keep money in local pockets and out of the hands of these truly evil corporations named above. We CAN exit this system.”
Hah. That’s exactly what the hippies initially tried to do in the 70s with communes and handmade houses. Problem is there’s no money in the sticks, and especially these days. The smart hippies, like Steve Jobs, simply became bohemian bourgeois, BOHOs, and they are the ruling managers. Ironic, no?
“Superficially it all sounds great—feel virtuous, make money, and save the planet, but the reality, as is virtually always the case with any ruling-class-hatched scheme, is the opposite”
I don’t quite understand the outrage myself. What else are you going to have besides a ruling class?
Human nature, fellas. It never changes. Pride, envy, lust, avarice, etc. I’m not saying one shouldn’t be aware (in fact, I encourage it) but I think a more fatalistic (or tragic) view might be in order.
That’s an interesting point.
Because, if there’s one thing Americans lack, and not just Americans, it’s any feel for, or sense of, the tragic.