Ever since the beginning of Iran’s 1979 revolution, the United States has been leading a propaganda campaign against the country, minimizing its own harmful role in key historical events, justifying an ousted regime, and demonizing its new political system. ...the methods can sometimes be so radical that the characteristics of the two systems are completely inverted.


While [Omidyar] directs his fortune into many of the same politically strategic NGOs and media outlets that George Soros does in hotspots around the globe, he has never been subjected to the public scrutiny and often ugly attacks that dog Soros. And yet Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the UN and liberal interventionist guru, has explicitly praised Omidyar as someone who is following in the footsteps of Soros.


The company began assembling an internal police and intelligence agency comprised of former FBI agents in 1999 to spy on eBay users and track down fraud.

By 2015, eBay was a corporate behemoth worth nearly $69 billion. Omidyar leveraged his wealth and reputation as one of Silicon Valley’s premier innovators to forge close ties with President Barack Obama.


Omidyar’s cultural Cold War

While quietly partnering with USAID and a firm at the forefront of the fight to keep the agency “relevant,” Omidyar, along with a select group of fellow billionaires, is also performing a critical service by providing a private funding channel for cultural vehicles that advance the agenda of Western foreign policy.


Looking into the background of the KOREA FUTURE INITIATIVE, the source for this most recent "shocking" report, reveals several people with questionable pasts including one Garreth Spillane, who helped them get started in 2017. He works for the Global Innovation Fund which was created by the DFID, USAID, SIDA, DFAT and the Omidyar Network.


The review found potential excess profits for 98 of 100 parts sampled and concluded the Pentagon may end up paying TransDigm $91 million more in coming years for parts valued at $28 million, with excess profit per part of 95% to the 9,380%, the Defense Department’s inspector general said in an audit labeled “For Official Use Only” and obtained by Bloomberg News.


Caracas is in talks with Moscow over the possibility of using the Russian ruble in mutual trade settlements and abandoning dollar transactions.


The Poisonous Religion of the Ruling Class


Today’s fraudulent multiculturalist faith fragments society—and fractures the psyche.

In 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether San Francisco's fog could be used to help spread a biological weapon in a "simulated germ-warfare attack." ...This was just the start of many such tests around the country that would go on in secret for years.


There’s no reason to doubt that Darwin successfully explained the small adjustments by which an organism adapts to local circumstances: changes to fur density or wing style or beak shape. Yet there are many reasons to doubt whether he can answer the hard questions and explain the big picture—not the fine-tuning of existing species but the emergence of new ones. The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain.


Is free trade fair? What trickery, threats and deception take place when it comes to global trade? And what about those for whom free trade’s promise of prosperity increasingly rings hollow? Around the world, many people have come to regard themselves as the losers of globalization. If the true winners of free trade and globalization are not ordinary citizens, has the time come to revise the liberal orthodoxy of free trade?

The Deceptive Promise of Free Trade:


Trump didn’t win the presidency on TPUSA’s message. He won because he challenged the idiocy of Conservative Inc. and offered a new Right-wing alternative to the GOP’s failures. But it appears that Trump’s 2020 message will have more in common with TPUSA. Middle America will be treated to the tired message of "socialism bad" and more immigrants for corporations. And Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens will be right there with Trump as he abandons Trumpism to tout TPUSAism.


@adam .. Not so the new elites, who have turned their back on the dreary banalities and soggy pieties of “Middle America” and opted instead for a tourist’s-eye view of life: the ceaseless pursuit of excitement, variety, and mobility in the rootless international market of “fast-moving money, glamor, fashion, and popular culture.”


@adam .. "Never before in American history, Lasch argues, have the privileged classes been so “dangerously isolated” from the rest of the country. Previous American elites had their faults, but these elites were at least rooted in the mores of a particular locale and their behavior was constrained by expectations of noblesse oblige. ..

On the Japanese slave trade: Some slaves were captives in Japan’s civil wars, sold by their Japanese captors to Portuguese traders. Others sold themselves or their children into slavery to escape poverty. Still others were sold by feudal lords to finance a new craving — for gunpowder.

Portuguese authorities — royal, bureaucratic and religious — were uncomfortable with this. There were efforts to stop it. But Portuguese merchants carried the day with their protests.


It's sad I have to go to a podcast called "Millennial Politics" to hear a (relatively) unbiased history of Venezuela..

Miguel Tinker Salas is a Professor of Latin American History at Pomona College in Claremont, California. His area of expertise includes: contemporary Latin America, society and politics in Venezuela and Mexico, oil, culture and politics in Venezuela.


During the 1980's Venezuela experienced a severe increase in the percentage of the population living in poverty. By 1989 poverty had increased over 150% .. The percentage of the population with incomes below the poverty line continued to rise throughout the decade. .. Today [1995], the percentage with incomes below the poverty line is at its highest point since the beginning of the 80’s.


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