written, the 2008 election is a manipulation, rigged by political elites
working behind sock puppet candidates. This fact is even more obvious when one
follows the money.
What big money interests want
one vital resource that tracks campaign money flows in detail, and virtually in
real time. Not surprisingly, both the mainstream corporate and so-called
alternative media have devoted scant attention to this corruption.
As culled from the OpenSecrets.org
list, here are some of the prominent corporate contributors behind leading
candidates (as of 1/11/08):
Blank Rome LLP
Bank of New York Mellon
JP Morgan Chase
Bain Capital (note: Romney�s own company)
Kirkland & Ellis
Ernst & Young
Bracewell & Guiliani (Guiliani�s own firm)
Bank of America
State of Arkansas
Kirkland & Ellis
Ernst & Young
Blank Rome LLP
Exelon Energy (parent of Commonwealth Edison)
Fortress Investment Group
This is the bare tip of the iceberg that OpenSecrets.org's database exposes. The
site also tracks the money coming from lobbyists, wealthy individuals, and industries,
cross-references money flows by industry, and updates the financial status of
every campaign -- for those who bother to look it up. There is dirty money that
is not even being reported.
What is clear is the fact that major corporations are collectively
hedging their bets, financing both sides. For example, Citigroup, JP Morgan
Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have money behind every leading
candidate. Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and UBS are also
prominent players, in virtually all of the camps.
Corporate law and accounting firms, many of which are not
household names (not all of them mentioned in this article), but well known in
Washington and on Wall Street, are heavily involved with the campaigns --
assuring that the laws and the books will be cooked.
Look up the upper management of the companies, and the
pattern is clear.
There is no illusion what the �election� really is, and
whose hands are manipulating the sock puppets. Each sock puppet serves the
world�s upper management, and uses the populace as cannon fodder.
All the talk of �campaign finance reform,� �fighting special
interests,� particularly from the corrupt John McCain (who is enthusiastically
mainlining funding as you read this), is just that: talk.
The candidates are lying. The prospective puppets with the
real chances of being selected are career liars to begin with.
Cultural abyss reflected in celebrity support
Election insanity also breeds a cultural sickness that
worsens by the day.
The ignorant, acquiescent, uninformed and often painfully
stupid mass US populace not only marches to the beat set by a blatantly corrupt
corporate media, it further adds to its self-destruction by aping the political
views of wealthy Hollywood celebrities -- who are themselves painfully ignorant
and misguided individuals, making asinine decisions with their celebrity power
Here are some of the Hollywood celebrities behind the
leading candidates, from the article Candidates
hoping star power shines on them [San Francisco Chronicle, 1/11/08]:
Robert Bork (not a celebrity, but a notorious Republican)
Celebrities -- whose fame is known around the world, and who
possess the cultural power to shape mass consciousness -- are helping the
darkest forces drive the American empire deeper into the abyss. The average
American, who doesn�t read and won�t bother to understand reality, simply
follows Oprah, Steven Spielberg and Donnie & Marie, straight into hell.
Is it any wonder that, in this celebrity gossip-driven
culture, a laughable crying act by the mega-corrupt Hillary Clinton successfully
convinces some people that she is �genuine,� therefore �presidential�?
Here's another example of shenanigans that few seem to
understand: the Clinton's open insult of Martin Luther King,
Jr., was a calculated move, not a gaffe. It's the old southern strategy,
which Bill Clinton used successfully before. Piss off African-Americans
(who are disenfranchised anyway), pick up some "cracker" votes and
support, particularly with the reference to LBJ, garnering enough support
to beat out Obama.
Against this total dearth of critical faculties, people are
largely ignoring evidence that the New
Hampshire primary results were manipulated, in outright Bush-Cheney 2000
fashion, right in front of their faces. And the average American still
believes in elections and �democracy.�
The election has not �just begun.� It�s been over
for a long time.
It is literally insane to spend one cent on any of the
candidates, or their machines. It is insane to engage in beyond-ridiculous
campaign nonsense that exhausts energy, in pursuit of illusions and false
Ignore the rhetoric and follow the money. Look up the
corporations and, in particular, at the names on the boards of directors of
each one. Look up the elites
who are managing the sock puppets.
Henry Kissinger who will �win.� He knows.