Monday, August 23, 2010

Covert Operations

This is an interesting article on one of the billionaire families funding the disinformation campaign that is so contributing to the division in our country.


It's surprisingly easy to get people to vote against their own personal interests. You just have to make it religious or suggest their culture is threatened. It works and they don't think to ask-- whose culture is really threatened. Money talks. Time after time we have seen how effective it can be in turning people's hearts. I used mind when I first wrote this but it's not about the mind. Sad but true.

7 comments:

Ingineer66 said...

Interesting essay. I had never heard of these guys. But I love how it is ok for George Soros to spend $100 million a year promoting Democrat Candidates and ideas and it is somehow immoral for these guys to spend their own money supporting free market and libertarian ideas.

Rain said...

I must have missed that part of the article. Where did it say it was immoral? What it is saying is it's good to know who is out there and what are they trying to buy. You think you believe what you do about say climate change because it's the truth or did you believe it because somebody is buying propaganda and you are buying into it to benefit their increasing billions.

Incidentally, Soros has been out front with it-- nothing covert that I can tell. The question with all billionaires should be what are they trying to buy with their money?

These brothers want less environmental regs so they can pollute the country more. Is Soros trying to get taxes lower so he can have more of his money while he convinces you that the dimes you get back are the important part of the tax decrease?

What I think the point of this article is know who is buying your vote at the least and maybe why they are doing it. Wealthy men have always done this but we should know who they are and not kid ourselves we just figured out all this on our own when the reality is we got tricked and somebody else is laughing all the way to the bank while our schools fall apart, our infrastructure crumbles and we fight wars for reasons we had no clue about.

Look to who these guys all are and then what they sold you. And forget the idea of grassroots movements. Most of it is bought and sold whether you know it or not.

Rain said...

And pardon me.. free market. You really believe there is free markets on almost anything? lol

Ingineer66 said...

Oh I know most of that grass roots stuff is just crap. I have been to political rallies where they bus in people for a hundred miles just to make the crowd look big. And many of the protesters that we see on TV are professional agitators that go from one protest to another much the same way people used to follow the Grateful Dead.

Rain said...

Going along with what we don't know can hurt us is this background story from Robert Reich on Corporate Rotten Eggs. For all those who say we don't need government, pay especial attention to this and what the results are when our government, from either party, isn't tough enough. Salmonella isn't a big deal for most people but someone who is ill already or old, it can be the end; so it does matter and this guy has gotten away with it again and again because government isn't tough enough.

Rain said...

I keep wondering where we can go, what we can do to get away from this corruption but I am not sure there is anywhere. And voting out everybody in there often just means voting in someone worse (thinking Fiorina in California who ruined two corporations and now wants to try her luck at ruining the US). It is a very disappointing time.

Ingineer66 said...

I have a friend from Louisiana that says they always voted for the incumbent, because he is already paid for and all his friends and family already have sweetheart government jobs. If you vote somebody else in they will just steal more from the treasury to hook up all of their family and friends.