Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Next US President Will Be....

....the Fortune 500. Why no matter who you vote for, nothing will ever change.

Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Activist Post

President George Bush, President Barack Obama, and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney all work for the exact same handful of corporate-financier interests. While they vary in how they dress up their methods of carrying out what is essentially a singular agenda, there is glaring continuity from one administration to the next in a process analogous to a corporate spokesman presenting the agenda of the board of directors. Changing spokesmen doesn't change the agenda of the board of directors.

While the corporate media focuses on non-issues, and political pundits accentuate petty political rivalries between the "left" and the "right," a look deeper into presidential cabinets and the authors of domestic and foreign policy reveals just how accurate this analogy is and who sits on the "board of directors."


Image: Professional spokesmen and representatives of Fortune 500 multinational corporations and banks. Since the time of JP Morgan 100 years ago, the corporate-financier elite saw themselves as being above government, and national sovereignty as merely a regulatory obstacle they could lobby, bribe, and manipulate out of existence. In the past 100 years, the monied elite have gone from manipulating the presidency to now reducing the office to a public relations functionary of their collective interests.

George Bush's cabinet consisted of representatives from FedEx, Boeing, the Council on Foreign Relations, big-oil's Belfer Center at Harvard, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Circuit City, Verizon, Cerberus Capital Management, Goldman Sachs, and the RAND Corporation, among many others.

Image: The Henry Jackson Society is just one of many Neo-Conservative think-tanks, featuring many of the same people and of course, the same corporate sponsors. Each think-tank puts on a different public face and focuses on different areas of specialty despite harboring the same "experts" and corporate sponsors. 


His foreign policy was overtly dictated by "Neo-Conservatives" including Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Paul Wolfowitz, James Woolsey, Richard Armitage, Zalmay Khalilzad, Elliot Abrams, Frank Gaffney, Eliot Cohen, John Bolton, Robert Kagan, Francis Fukuyama, William Kristol, and Max Boot - all of whom hold memberships within a myriad of Fortune 500-funded think-tanks that to this day still direct US foreign policy - even under a "liberal" president. These include the Brookings Institution, the International Crisis Group, the Foreign Policy Initiative, the Henry Jackson Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, and many more.

Image: A visual representation of some of the Brookings Institution's corporate sponsors. Brookings is by no means an exception, but rather represents the incestuous relationship between US foreign and domestic policy making and the Fortune 500 found in every major "think-tank." Elected US representatives charged with legislative duties, merely rubber stamp the papers and policies drawn up in these think-tanks.  

Obama's cabinet likewise features representatives from JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, the Council on Foreign Relations, Fortune 500 representatives Covington & Burling, Citigroup, Freddie Mac, and defense contractor Honeywell. Like Bush's cabinet, foreign policy is not penned by Obama sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office, but rather by the very same think-tanks that directed Bush's presidency including the Council on Foreign Relations, RAND Corporation, the Brookings Institution, the International Crisis Group, and the Chatham House. There are also a myriad of smaller groups consisting of many of the same members and corporate sponsors, but who specialize in certain areas of interest.

Image: A visual representation of current US President Barack Obama's cabinet's corporate-financier ties past and present. As can be plainly seen, many of the same corporate-financier interests represented in Obama's administration were also represented in Bush's administration. 

And with Mitt Romney, the likely Republican candidate running for president against Obama in 2012, we see already his foreign policy advisers, Michael Chertoff, Eliot Cohen, Paula Dobrainsky, Eric Edelman, and Robert Kagan, represent the exact same people and corporate-funded think-tanks devising strategy under both President Bush and President Obama.

While Presidents Bush and Obama attempted to portray the West's global military expansion as a series of spontaneous crises, in reality, since at least as early as 1991, the nations of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and many others that previously fell under the Soviet Union's sphere of influence, were slated either for political destabilization and overthrow, or overt military intervention. While the public was fed various narratives explaining why Bush conducted two wars within the greater global "War on Terror," and why Obama eagerly expanded these wars while starting new ones in Libya and now Syria, in reality we are seeing "continuity of agenda," dictated by corporate-financier elite, rubber stamped by our elected representatives, and peddled to us by our "leaders," who in reality are nothing more than spokesmen for the collective interests of the Fortune 500.

Image: The International Crisis Group's corporate sponsors reveal a pattern of mega-multinationals intertwined with not only creating and directing US, and even European foreign policy, but in carrying it out. ICG trustee Kofi Annan is in Syria now carrying out a ploy to buy time for NATO-backed terrorists so they can be rearmed, reorganized, and redeployed against the Syrian government for another Western-backed attempt at regime change - all done under the guise of promoting "peace." 

No matter who you vote for in 2012 - until we change the balance of power currently tipped in favor of the Fortune 500, fed daily by our money, time, energy, and attention, nothing will change but the rhetoric with which this singular agenda is sold to the public. Romney would continue exactly where Obama left off, just as Obama continued exactly where Bush left off. And even during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Bush Sr., it was the same agenda meted out by the same corporate-financier interests that have been driving American, and increasingly Western destiny, since US Marine General Smedley Butler wrote "War is a Racket" in 1935.

A clear pattern should be apparent. The influence of corporate-financiers transcends more than presidencies, but contaminates all aspects of modern society including what is often called "non-governmental organizations" or NGOs. Modern NGOs are entirely funded and centrally directed by Fortune 500 corporations to carry their neo-imperial agenda to the four corners of the globe under the guise of the very best of intentions. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), for instance, portends to be "supporting freedom around the world." A quick look at their board of directors reveals they are in fact drawn from big-oil, big-banking, and defense contracting boards of directors, Neo-Conservative warmongering think-tanks, corporate lobbyists, and US State Department functionaries, past and present.

Image: A visual representation of the National Endowment for Democracy's corporate-financier ties. It is not freedom they are interested in "supporting around the world," but rather the interests of the corporations and institutions their board of directors represents. 

NED was central in funding, training, and directing mobs of protesters across the Arab World during the 2011 US-engineered "Arab Spring," only to see US proxies put into power where these mobs successfully toppled governments or led to violence and foreign military intervention that successfully implemented regime change. Tunisia and Libya both have overt, long-time associates of the West now in power, while similar proxies are fighting to take power in Egypt as well as battling for control over Syria. It then becomes obvious that it is not "freedom" NED is supporting worldwide, but rather the corporate-financier hegemony of the Fortune 500.

Image: NED, Freedom House, and the US State Department don't just reflect the interests of the Fortune 500, they actively carry them out, many times using the resources and reach of these very interests to implement global policy. The Alliance for Youth Movements (AYM) starting in 2008 began recruiting, networking, training, funding, and equipping armies of "activists" from around the world to prepare for the "spontaneous" Arab Spring in 2011. 

And the very shell organizations created to train NED's mobs, including the US State Department's Alliance for Youth Movements (AYM), was likewise funded by a myriad of Fortune 500 corporate-financier interests and attended and directed by representatives of these corporate interests. 

The various business councils within the US Chamber of Commerce are also directed by the very same corporate interests directing both the US Presidency and carrying out their agenda through US-funded organizations like NED. The US-Qatar Business Council is one such example, whose representatives sit on the Washington D.C. based Middle East Policy Council alongside the UN's Karen Koning AbuZayd. AbuZayd was charged with compiling human rights reports in regards to Syria. Clearly she is the subject of a gross conflict of interests exposing yet again how US and even Western policy is not directed by presidents, prime ministers, or legislative branches, but rather by cadres of corporate-financiers and their representatives who have infiltrated every institution in Western society and even contrived a few of their own to perpetuate their agenda.


While there are a number of reasons to vote - including to simply write in the names of candidates to show dissatisfaction with the predetermined choices presented before us - we must recognize that voting alone will not change anything. And as the Occupy Wall Street movement has taught us, while our leaders demand nations like Libya and Syria allow their people to roam the streets armed and terrorizing the population, they have no intention of allowing even peaceful protests to take place back at home.

The solution is to identify and undermine the very source of power driving these world-spanning corporate-financier interests. One needs not travel further in search of this source of power than their own bathroom mirror. It is we the people, who on a daily basis, feed this monolithic corporate-financier machine of domination, exploitation, and destruction. And we need not do more than simply withdraw the time, money, energy, and attention we pay into this machine on a daily basis. We can begin by eliminating from our lives entirely the unnecessary amenities we purchase from this machine. This includes junk-food like that peddled by Pepsi Co., Coca-Cola, and the mega-chain restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets spanning the world.

We can then begin devising local alternatives to replace these amenities, and eventually the necessities. We need not live a life of austerity or of want in the wake of deciding to boycott entirely the Fortune 500. We can leverage education, technology, and ingenuity to devise alternatives that not only match, but exceed the quality and comfort provided to us by these mega-multinationals.

While the system wants you to vote in their elections, you would be better served to instead vote with your wallet, time, energy, and attention. Don't be drawn into the establishment's circular debates, distractions, and especially the charade of predetermined elections. Regardless of who wins, Obama or Romney, the Fortune 500 will have a professional spokesman to present their collective agenda to the public under the guise of "democracy." America, and the West in general, is run by the Fortune 500, they are were your last president or prime minister, they will be your next president or prime minister.

If this dissatisfies you - boycott them and put them out of business.

Tony Cartalucci's articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at  Land Destroyer Report.   Read other contributed articles by Tony Cartalucci here.


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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

The answer isn't to boycott the Fortune 500 companies these scoundrels represent, it's to boycott the election. Obviously, America is not going to be given a REAL choice for president because there isn't going to be a REAL election.

Voting for who you actually want isn't going to change anything. Don't let them pretend they have the people's mandate to govern. Make them face the fact, and show to the world, that they have no authority from Americans to do what they're doing.

Anonymous said...

Anon #1 - that is a good first step - exposing their illegitimacy, but that still doesn't change the fact that they own and run everything. What will the next move be? Obviously boycotting the Fortune 500 strikes right at the source of their power - I suppose general strikes could help too. Why wouldn't you support developing local solutions, businesses, and industry instead of continuing to send your money to Wall Street?

Anonymous said...

I like the math graphic.

You should have one that shows....

Democrats losing smart voters + Dennis Kucinich= less voters lost.

Republicans losing smart voters + Ron Paul= less voters lost.

Identical scams by corrupt dirty parties putting up one decent candidate who has no chance of being permitted to make a difference in party policy or politics.......but one who will keep some of the disenfranchised voters in tow.
Paul=Kucinich, D=R, and USA=anything but democracy.

Anonymous said...

Then how come McShame didn't get in?
He's one of the club. Who had the juice to get Obummer in? Bhahahahah we all know this is a charade. Thanks for the effort.

Lee Josiah Evans said...

Honestly, its not going to do any good to boycott the election unless EVERYONE (or a very significant amount) boycotts the election. Since that probably wont happen, I would recommend voting for the best possible candidate and holding them up to the standards of the Constitution. We must start throwing our elected officials out of office if they dont start following the constitution. Thank you, Lee

stevor said...

I'm glad this article shows: Bush - obama - Romney because they ARE essentially the same (BAD for the USA).

Too bad more folks won't get out of the line of LEMMINGS following the Pied Piper off the Cliff and vote for Ron Paul.

Anonymous said...

Obvious answer: Ron Paul.

Anonymous said...

How will this affect Janet Napolitano naming an operative of the Muslim Brotherhood,Mohamed Elibiary to the Homeland Security Advisory Council?

Zan Overall said...

Some famous and wise person said that if voting did any good it would be illegal.

Neither the author or the commentors pointed out that
all three of these puppets bow down to the tremendous
Jewish power structure in this country.
That's the elephant in the room most people don't see.
Most of those who see it are afraid to mention it.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I don't care what anyone says i'm voting for Ron Paul even if i have to write him in.

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced - and have been many years ago. The talk we the majority do is important, but it's time to move to the next phase.

That thee world is controlled by 1% is mostly accurate. So there is the proof.

It doesn't take that many dedicated to people to make things happen.

The 99% needs to produce its own 1% who will be dedicated to stopping the criminals who are now in charge and who have declared soft war on the majority.

What is it going to be? More talk or will any of us actually go to the next step?

dogismyth said...

that's right anon....its all talk. And most of the talk today (and articles) are simply speculation, conjecture, propaganda and outright lies. This is the age of deceit and it will not end for quite of while. The time and energy to put into place the basis for are society will not be overturned in a day, a year or a decade. If the change does occur, it will be multi-generational and will require the general public to become more aware and interested in those that have control over our lives.

I really don't have much hope for society. In my opinion, its been over a long time ago. Some of us feel that way because we have left the matrix and see it for what it is. It is only changing for the worse with each day. If you cannot see that, then you are asleep and desire not to recognize the harm that has yet to come.

Injustices will continue. It will get worse. A new and bold generation will rise up (some day in the future) to reclaim humanity and freedom from oppression and control. Until then, its all talk. Talk from thousands of bloggers who really have no ambition for change but will talk the talk for the sake of recognition and money. Nothing has changed. There is no truth. The system must collapse for the New Birth to begin. Is that clear?

afoofa said...

For the sake of grasping more fully how true this is, those reading this article as well as others of similar subject matter may want to read this. Due dilligence is wise, especially with this subject.

"The U.S Corporation and the Maritime Flag"

http://www.zengardner.com/the-u-s-corporation-and-the-maritime-flag/

Anonymous said...

The United States as many of us older citizens knew it is dead. The moneyed elite do not give a shit if we starve. Why should they they have theirs.Israel owns us, think about it evaery polotician of any substance is always shown with a yamulka praying at the wailing wall.They look so pious but they are thinking, what the fuck am I doing with my face gled to a booger stained wall& I wonder how much monet AIPAC will give me. It aint gonna change boys & girls, they own us.

Anonymous said...

I refuse!!!

Dr. Ron Paul is the next President of the United States.

You can tell the world you heard it from me. -Dann Rivera

Anon said...

Ron Paul..My president. I don't care what anyone else says.

Anonymous said...

DutchGuy

once iozef stallin said

no matter who the people vote for they always vote for us(the satanic elite)

as i have seen on recent video's on youtube ron paul makes devil sign
why is he doing these think people think before you act

i think its a politicaL they played over us

may god bless us all only pray to god will help us ouit of this mess thank you people

Anonymous said...

They need to be bound to what they say.

You promise the monetary system is regulated and swear to regulate it and then you don't? Your binding contract condemns you to life in prison.

Without a contract, they say anything they want, while nobody will point out their foreign and corporate agenda.

Anonymous said...

dogismyth, The oath breakers have removed our constitutional toolbox.

They spy on all new tools which attempt to mitigate the situation.

They spewed out so many new laws, people can't keep up.

The next step is either they get arrested, and held accountable and the monetary system and constitution is put right, or they start killing us for a plethora of false flag bullshit reasons.

That's why nothing's happening. Ducks are not in a row.
Financing of our defense is unbalanced against the elite.

Try going up against Monsanto as a small farmer and get back to us on that next step you talk about.

Anonymous said...

The game is rigged- has been for decades. Thei plan accellerates as the Committe of 300 are restless to amplify their agendas. Too many Amerikans have zero clue of this false system. They will hand the reigns to the very parasites that intend to destroy them.

Anonymous said...

We can't vote those in power out and even if a small number of us do boycott these corporations through noncompliance nothing is going to change, those in power are still going to keep raping us and the planet. We will never gain any ground playing by the rules of their own game. Resistance time...?

Anonymous said...

How'ya gonna act? People don't read anymore? Can you not understand? The government does not exist anymore, it is OWNED by the Corporations. The Corporations are owned by the International Financial Communities. What do Corporation only care about? A concept called fractional reserve bank notes quantified by computers. Our entire modern world is built on a Grand Deception of Usury by a dynasty of the last 250 years or so.
This is the fight of generations, time to end the Royal Scam. Bring back sound money, End the Fed, End Speculation, End the IRS, End Fractional Reserve Banking, Bring back the Glass Steagle Act. A short study of financial history will reveal the incredible turn around the entire world could make in 5 years.
Financial collapse in 20 years? Not on my watch, Bag the murderous, fraudulent, treasonous financial manipulating criminals. It is time to turn their trap on them. The world is to small to hide in anymore. We have the technology! Let's get them NOW!

Anonymous said...

Those who say voting is useless play directly into the hands of the elites they wish to humble. Contrary to the cynics, voting is a right we renounced only by forgetting that leaders do listen to voters.

You might as well renounce our other rights: speech, assembly, etc.

But we have to vote intelligently..and remember that as Stalin said: it is not who votes but who counts the votes.

We need not to renounce voting but to return the vote (including who runs, which is determined by corporate wealth) to the people.
We need to end all corporate money in politics; we can do this with an amendment and by supporting those who will work hardest for campaign reform.

Not buying junk food is good for your health but it is not the alternative to restoring the right of voting to its sovereign status as the power of the people.

Fascism (marriage of corporations and state interests) is alive and well in AmeriKa, but it is important to remember that fascists have always abolished the right to vote. Let's not do their dirty work for them voluntarily. Let's reclaim our rights and support those who will make them whole.

Anonymous said...

The next president will be...

~drum roll~

Whoever Wall Street chooses to represent their best interests.

~drum droll~

Anonymous said...

Let's be real.... if Ron Paul won the presidential race on a Friday, and was inaugurated the following Saturday, he'd be assassinated on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

The game of voting is done by their rules and if you want to play their game, the way they tell you to play it, you CAN'T win.

Your vote, once it's recorded for the candidate they choose for you, will just be added to the mandate the people give them to represent.

Don't give them the mandate! Don't vote! You've got understand by now that your vote won't be counted for the person you vote for. This is THEIR game. Don't play it!

Anonymous said...

The problem is that the more astute and well-read thinkers may boycott the elections leaving it up to whom to select the next POTUS, that is, Pimp Of The United States? The more vastly uneducated and unconscious, the more gullible who worship at the altar of entertainment, who are influenced by actors, actresses and rappers?
Who believe the gov't will provide for them from cradle to grave? Who believe a day's work is getting off the couch or away from the computer monitor to walk to the mailbox to pick up their latest gov't issued check?

Let's face it. Ron Paul is the man but there just aren't enough of us to make it happen.

Ronald Gascon 2012 Candidate for POTUS said...

Who says a third party candidate can't win?

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