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Oil, Power, and the New World Order
Author: BobR    Date: 06/06/2008 12:38:18

Neon lights a Nobel Prize
A leader speaks, that leader dies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set you free
- Cult of Personality, Living Colour


It was 40 years ago today in a restaurant kitchen beneath the Ambassador Hotel in LA that Robert F Kennedy's life was cut short by a bullet... or two... or more. He was seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Richard Nixon. His death and his brother's death 5 years earlier were bookends to the presidency of Lyndon Johnson.

It was also the third high-profile assassination (including MLK Jr 2 months earlier) of a popular leader of the people during that turbulent decade. Years later in 1981 there was the attempt on Ronald Reagan's life. It seems that popular leaders that challenge the status quo find themselves the targets of unstable loners with guns, acting alone.

Okay, maybe not so alone. Time to strap on your tinfoil hats...

Nearly 100 years ago during the first World War, a group of business leaders formed what was known as the Council on Foreign Relations. The goal was to destroy barriers to business between nations, so that business would be border-neutral. Since they are somewhat secretive, it's impossible to say how much influence they've haved on public policy and legislation. However, among its members have been numerous key figures in American politics, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Alan Greenspan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Warren Christopher, and Dick Cheney.

In the 70's David Rockefeller (of the Standard Oil Rockefeller fortune family) and Zbigniew Brzezinski created the Trilateral Commission, a kind of "off-shoot" of the CFR. It too has been secretive, although not so much as the CFR. It's members have included Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan, Lloyd Bentsen, Warren Christopher, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, and John McCain. It's goals are the same as the CFR though, promoting business over borders, so it should be no surprise that Bill Clinton supported NAFTA.

There are other groups who's names get tossed around, like the Bilderberg Group (of which Clinton is also a member), the Masons, the Illuminati, etc., but that's a whole 'nuther can of beans. In some circles, they are thought to be promoting a "new world order" where there is one world government without borders, with them in charge, apparently.

We all know there's been huge speculation about whether the assassination of JFK was a conspiracy or a lone gunman. We may never know the truth, but Howard Hunt claims it was the CIA. Hunt worked for George H.W. Bush at the time. There's a video by Alex Jones here that pushes the theory that Bush was actually the one that arranged it. Bush was still in the CIA when RFK was shot, and once again there is some evidence that the CIA was involved. Of interest and possibly related, it was some years later that Ford appointed him as head of the CIA.

Quick quiz - Which was the only president that was NOT a member of the Trilateral Commission since it was formed?

The answer has already been given by listing the members...

The answer: Ronald Reagan :shocked:

In fact, Ronald Reagan had a lot of nasty things to say about them. He thought that they wielded too much power for a non-government organization. Considering Rockefeller's close ties to the World Bank and the IMF, there's certainly some truth to that. After securing his party's nomination, he was strong-armed to take George H. W. Bush as his running mate, someone he did not want, but did so anyway to create a "dream ticket" for "party unity".

Only a few months later Reagan was shot by John Hinkely Jr., whose family - strangely - was good friends with the Bush family. :foil:

It's an interesting yet incomplete picture. Lot's of powerful men who've built large fortunes around oil and other commerce tweaking the strings of American politics and politically motivated assassinations targeting those that threaten the power of these groups.

At this point I should point out the McCain is a member of these groups, Senator Clinton's husband is a member of these groups. Barack Obama is not. In fact - his message and vision fly in the face of what these groups want. These groups do NOT want an empowered people.

Considering what happened to the Kennedys, considering Reagan's running mate and what happened to him, considering Clinton's assassination comment, it would behoove Obama to very carefully consider whom he chooses as his running mate. I would suggest it NOT be someone belonging to or supported by these groups...


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Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 12:44:44
Great post, and disturbing tin foil hat kinda stuff.

But to point out, that the other president that isn't listed is current President Bush. But if going with Tin Foil hattie-ness, Dick Cheney is the real president...so...



Just some Random Observations.

Comment by BobR on 06/06/2008 12:46:35
Quote by Random:

Great post, and disturbing tin foil hat kinda stuff.

But to point out, that the other president that isn't listed is current President Bush. But if going with Tin Foil hattie-ness, Dick Cheney is the real president...so...



Just some Random Observations.


Yeah, I meant to mention that Cheney is the real controlling power in DC, but I forgot to put that in there. There's also the reality that Daddy Bush works behind the scenes to help out his son.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/06/2008 12:50:43
Mornin' BobR,

Nice post - thoughtful points. Just wanted to say Go Celtics! (from an old Bird/Parrish/McHale fan). Also wanted to let everybody on this blog know that this morning I resigned as the official radical militant librarian of the SMS - don't get me wrong, I am still a radical militant librarian, just have no affiliation with the SMS anymore - sad, but the time had come Getting blocked from the live blog was the final straw that broke this camel's back - got no response from Producer Chris yesterday and still wasn't able to post there this morning - so thanks, but no thanks. I'll still be posting here as long as you'll have me :peace:

Happy Friday everybody!

Cheers,

mfaye :hug:

Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 12:51:51
A Random Report:



Adela, newly elected Harriet Troll of the SMS Live Blog has been banned and removed.

Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 12:54:44
Quote by Random:

A Random Report:



Adela, newly elected Harriet Troll of the SMS Live Blog has been banned and removed.


My previous statment is wrong, i'm sorry, forgive me.





Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 13:12:02
Random posts Random Video...>< bout 2 minutes in is the actual song...before that...a bunch of drunk people O.o





Comment by velveeta jones on 06/06/2008 13:25:16
BOBR!



:foil:



Comment by velveeta jones on 06/06/2008 13:33:34
Quote by Random:

Random posts Random Video...>< bout 2 minutes in is the actual song...before that...a bunch of drunk people O.o





:blink:



What?

Who?

Why?







Comment by starling310 on 06/06/2008 13:34:55
Shut the f*ck up Adela.



I am sick of her. . . I really am.



Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 13:36:04
Quote by velveeta jones:

Quote by Random:

Random posts Random Video...>< bout 2 minutes in is the actual song...before that...a bunch of drunk people O.o





:blink:



What?

Who?

Why?









Random felt like it.



Comment by velveeta jones on 06/06/2008 13:43:19
So Random, which drunk dude are you?

Comment by Random on 06/06/2008 13:44:23
Quote by velveeta jones:

So Random, which drunk dude are you?


I ain't none. I just felt like posting it...

I was random.

No one liked the song?

Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/06/2008 13:45:13
Good morning, bloggers!!



I hope that all of you are doing well today.



BobR, an excellent post. I do not believe that a single group runs the world, but I also think that there are various people and organizations that are pursuing their own agenda. A good model might be a medieveal Renaissance court in Italy, with different factions of nobles scheming against each other and forming various alliances. This is actually more dangerous than what is espoused in many "tinfoil hat" theories, as a single sinister organization is easier to defeat. (Indeed, I think some may actually encourage the spread of conspiracy theories.)



The UNN Daily Headlines are up. Lots of important stories, including the one about how the Bush administration may have records on millions of people who might be targetted for imprisonment if martial law is declared. (Remember, John Adams had the Alien and Sedition Act, Eugene V. Debs and others were jailed during World War I for speaking out against the war, and we have other historic abuses.)





Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/06/2008 13:47:17
I am not impressed with Adela. I may try to go over to the SMS blog, but I am NOT happy about reading that Random cannot post.

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 13:55:28
Good morning!



:foil: this morning, thanks bobR...







Comment by TriSec on 06/06/2008 13:56:12
Morning, folks.



Perversely enough, being demoted now means I have a little bit more time to blog...



Not listening to Momma yet, though. Maybe I'll be able to get back to that, too.





Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/06/2008 13:56:42
I am a little surprised no one posted this video yet - Cult of Personality by Living Colour.





Comment by HoneyBearKelly on 06/06/2008 14:04:52
Good morning.



I hadn’t posted on here in a while because people were suffering from Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

Now that the endless primary is over my hope was that people were getting over that.



Adela had no intention of voting Democrat in November no matter what. Even if HRC had been the nominee. She would have found something wrong with her too and then say “oh I was going to vote for her but since she’s done (insert trivial bullshit here) I just can’t.”

The same goes for all these people that say they’ll vote for McBombBomb instead of Obama. They were never going to vote for a Democratic president.



Obama is my fourth choice (Feingold, Edwards, HRC) but I’m going to do whatever I can to make sure he’s our next president. It’s just too important not to.

Starting with doing voter registration at the Puerto Rican Day parade on Sunday. I’ll be at the start of the parade on 42nd St and 5th Ave with the big straw hat that has an Obama button on the brim.



I’ll shut up now.

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:07:50
To all teh Adela's, Kyle's and HArriets of the world... it is time to either get on board or go back to the straight walker express...



I still think they were never ever going to vote for a dem in the fall. it is time for us to stop worrying about these people and worry about getting people registered to vote, and get Barack Obama elected in November.



I fully believe we can do it with blocks of these people.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/06/2008 14:08:29
Morning :hug:

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:10:45
Quote by HoneyBearKelly:

Good morning.



I hadn’t posted on here in a while because people were suffering from Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

Now that the endless primary is over my hope was that people were getting over that.



Adela had no intention of voting Democrat in November no matter what. Even if HRC had been the nominee. She would have found something wrong with her too and then say “oh I was going to vote for her but since she’s done (insert trivial bullshit here) I just can’t.”

The same goes for all these people that say they’ll vote for McBombBomb instead of Obama. They were never going to vote for a Democratic president.



Obama is my fourth choice (Feingold, Edwards, HRC) but I’m going to do whatever I can to make sure he’s our next president. It’s just too important not to.

Starting with doing voter registration at the Puerto Rican Day parade on Sunday. I’ll be at the start of the parade on 42nd St and 5th Ave with the big straw hat that has an Obama button on the brim.



I’ll shut up now.
SO nice to see you HBK! Man, can I tell you how much I LOVE the PR Day parade!!



Comment by wickedpam on 06/06/2008 14:11:21
Quote by TriSec:

Morning, folks.



Perversely enough, being demoted now means I have a little bit more time to blog...



Not listening to Momma yet, though. Maybe I'll be able to get back to that, too.









Maybe it will means you can de-stress a little. :hug:



Comment by wickedpam on 06/06/2008 14:12:09
Hey HBK!

Comment by starling310 on 06/06/2008 14:12:27
Never knew the lyrics were "throwin' it all away. . . "



Huh.





Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:13:19
Where is that donor thing on Huff again? I saw that it listed WHERE harriet lived a few days back... Kinda stalky... I know.







Comment by HoneyBearKelly on 06/06/2008 14:16:41
2 million Latino voters all in 1 place.



I'm hoping that HRC and Obama walk down 5th Ave. together. The place will go nutz.

Comment by m-hadley on 06/06/2008 14:18:34
Raine,

Here's the web site that I think you are looking for - http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/ - I finally contributed enough to Obama's campaign that I show up. Not sure if that is a good thing - but there you have it. You can also get Momma's home address via this web site (months ago, when I first discovered it, I e-mailed Steph and let her know). Have fun... :D

Cheers,

mfaye



Comment by wickedpam on 06/06/2008 14:20:17
Jim got the coffee cup stuck on his face :rofl:

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:20:35
The AC replacement guy is going to be here in a few minutes! Praise Cheese!

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:22:08
Quote by starling310:

Never knew the lyrics were "throwin' it all away. . . "



Huh.





Curious, what did you think they were?



as an aside, in the past 2 years living with Bobber, I have learned that I have been singing the wrong lyrics to MORE songs than I can count.



:P

Comment by wickedpam on 06/06/2008 14:22:42
Friends of SMS news - from TMZ



Sulu Beamed Up by Chekov for Wedding!



Super gaysian George Takei will marry Brad Altman on September 14 at the Japanese National Museum in L.A. The best part? Chekov (Walter Koenig) will be the best man, and Nichelle Nichols – yep, Uhura – will be matron of honor! ...

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:23:58
AC guy is here! sweet relief is in sight!

Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:25:48
Quote by wickedpam:

Friends of SMS news - from TMZ



Sulu Beamed Up by Chekov for Wedding!



Super gaysian George Takei will marry Brad Altman on September 14 at the Japanese National Museum in L.A. The best part? Chekov (Walter Koenig) will be the best man, and Nichelle Nichols – yep, Uhura – will be matron of honor! ...
can I use a transponder to send flowers?



:clap: Wonderful news!!!



Comment by starling310 on 06/06/2008 14:27:21
Excessive PDAs do annoy the hell out of me.



Comment by Raine on 06/06/2008 14:29:10
Quote by starling310:

Excessive PDAs do annoy the hell out of me.





I hate them too... and then I went off and met Bobber. When we first met, I didn't even want to hold his hand. That bastard broke me.



Comment by starling310 on 06/06/2008 14:29:24
Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Never knew the lyrics were "throwin' it all away. . . "



Huh.





Curious, what did you think they were?



as an aside, in the past 2 years living with Bobber, I have learned that I have been singing the wrong lyrics to MORE songs than I can count.



:P




Just doin' it all the way?





Comment by BobR on 06/06/2008 14:29:45
I love garlic fries!

Comment by BobR on 06/06/2008 14:32:55
Quote by Raine:





I hate them too... and then I went off and met Bobber. When we first met, I didn't even want to hold his hand. That bastard broke me.





Comment by Shane-O on 06/06/2008 14:32:59
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Never knew the lyrics were "throwin' it all away. . . "



Huh.





Curious, what did you think they were?



as an aside, in the past 2 years living with Bobber, I have learned that I have been singing the wrong lyrics to MORE songs than I can count.



:P




Just doin' it all the way?







But honestly, does anyone really care what Phil Collins has (or had) to say (after Genesis, of course)



Comment by livingonli on 06/06/2008 14:32:59
Good morning everyone.



Damn tracking ball still stuck on my desktop.



And I kind of overslept.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/06/2008 14:32:59
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by starling310:

Never knew the lyrics were "throwin' it all away. . . "



Huh.





Curious, what did you think they were?



as an aside, in the past 2 years living with Bobber, I have learned that I have been singing the wrong lyrics to MORE songs than I can count.



:P




Just doin' it all the way?









Well that certainly changes the song



Comment by BobR on 06/06/2008 14:34:23
Quote by Shane-O:





But honestly, does anyone really care what Phil Collins has (or had) to say (after Genesis, of course)



He was already dragging Genesis down after Peter Gabriel left...

Comment by wickedpam on 06/06/2008 14:35:36
Bob Mackie? Wow how Carol Burnnet and Cher

Comment by Shane-O on 06/06/2008 14:35:50
Quote by BobR:

Quote by Shane-O:





But honestly, does anyone really care what Phil Collins has (or had) to say (after Genesis, of course)



He was already dragging Genesis down after Peter Gabriel left...
Excellent point!



Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/06/2008 14:44:04
Quote by Raine:

To all teh Adela's, Kyle's and HArriets of the world... it is time to either get on board or go back to the straight walker express...



I still think they were never ever going to vote for a dem in the fall. it is time for us to stop worrying about these people and worry about getting people registered to vote, and get Barack Obama elected in November.



I fully believe we can do it with blocks of these people.




Well said, Raine and HBK!! (Good to have you back.)



Let us remember what unites Democrats and progressives is more important and more powerful than what divides us.



Also, let us consider McCain's policies and the likelihood that he could appoint three Supreme Court justices, possibly attack Iran, and ignore many problems in the economy. Disunity among Democrats only helps John McCain and his backers.



As the Beatles said, Come together! Right now!













Together we can build a more progressive America and world.



If you need some inspiration, maybe try Leonard Cohen's "Democracy"





Comment by Mondobubba on 06/06/2008 14:44:49
OK listen up, we do know who killed JFK.



I find these international conspiracy of the CFR and the Trilateral Commission to be tiresome. I've been hearing about them for thirty years, I thought they were bullshit then I still think they are bullshit now.



I, Mondo will stop ranting now.

Comment by livingonli on 06/06/2008 14:45:36
Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by BobR:

Quote by Shane-O:





But honestly, does anyone really care what Phil Collins has (or had) to say (after Genesis, of course)



He was already dragging Genesis down after Peter Gabriel left...
Excellent point!



True dat. But unless you get a station that plays deep tracks, you don't even hear any Genesis when Peter Gabriel was in the group.



In Toronto, there is one venue that frequently has a laser show that does the whole Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album.

Comment by livingonli on 06/06/2008 14:50:53
Adela took a potshot at HBK on the live blog.



No one insults our bloggers.

Comment by IzzyBitz on 06/06/2008 14:51:42
Sirius satellite machine has deep tracks. Just sayin'

Comment by livingonli on 06/06/2008 14:54:20
Quote by IzzyBitz:

Sirius satellite machine has deep tracks. Just sayin'


Channel 16. :)



Although I also spend a lot of time listening to First Wave on 22. :)