Five Billionaires and their Five Hundred Friends
by Robert Allan Williams
Rated "PG" by the Author.
edited: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Have you ever wondered why you never heard of the black WOMAN who ran for president in 2008? Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney ran against McCain and Obama on the Green Party ticket but most people, like you, never heard of her.
Have you ever wondered why Republican Congressman Ron Paul, who ran against McCain for the GOP nomination, was shutout of the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis and was forced to camp across the river in Saint Paul with his Republican supporters? Do you even know about Ron Paul being shutout of the Republican National Convention?
Have you ever wondered why you had never known anything about Obama during the 2004 election when Kerry unsuccessfully ran against Bush? In fact, all that we know of Obama is what the mass media has told us since then.
Have you wondered who the mass media is?
Five billionaires are the mass media: Rupert Murdoch, Rothschild, Bronhof, Newsome and Redstone control 90% of the voluntary matrix. What you know about candidates for national public offices is usually no more than what five billionaires present to you while you’re resting in your easy chair or driving in your car. The five billionaires ignored Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, and Cynthia McKinney who ran against McCain and Obama, but they didn’t ignore McCain and Obama. Why is that?
The five billionaires who are mass media tell us only about those candidates that they trust to carry on with the status quo, to keep things as they are, to keep the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer.
The five billionaires have five hundred friends who are also billionaires. In fact, in the year 2000 there were only 505 billionaires in the whole world: 300 right here in America, 30 in London, 30 in Tel Aviv, 30 in Moscow, and the other 115 were spread out around the world. That means that for every elected official in Washington, D.C., there is roughly one billionaire bankrolling that official’s election campaigns. One hundred senators and 435 representatives in the House add up to 535 individuals bankrolled by nearly as many billionaires.
Five hundred billionaires have the billion dollar ability to coerce a senator or representative to act in THEIR interests as opposed to ours, if they hope to get the funding they’ll need to run a campaign for reelection. No politician has the billion dollar power to reject the billionaire club’s demands or influence. Without campaign funding, that politician will soon be history. Or in the case of budding politicians, they will remain obscure and unheard of.
As agents of the five hundred global billionaires, politicians pretty much cooperate on behalf of their global masters’ interests regardless of major party affiliation, because both major parties are funded by the five hundred billionaires.
Cynthia McKinney, the black WOMAN who ran for president in 2008 on the Green Party ticket, had no backing from one of the world’s billionaires. Neither did Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party or Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party have backing from a billionaire. In fact, not since Ed Clark ran against Reagan and Carter in 1980 on the Libertarian Party ticket did a third party candidate have backing from a billionaire. Ed Clark’s campaign was funded by the billionaire Koch silver-mining family.
Does it seen inconceivable to you that a nation of 300 million people, many of whom are registered to vote, cannot pick 535 people to represent them in Congress apart from who is presented to them by five billionaires who are the mass media? And who are funded by the five billionaires’ five hundred friends?
If not, then it follows that what is happening is happening the way you want it to happen. If the tax code favors the rich, it’s because you want it to favor the rich. If the federal deficits and debt are in the red, it’s because you want them in the red. If our troops are invading and killing people in twelfth-world countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Somalia, Haiti, etc, it’s because you want them there invading and killing people unable to defend themselves.
Or, maybe what is happening is happening because that’s the way the five hundred billionaires want it to happen. Maybe you don’t know any alternatives because you are dependent on a mere five billionaires for your knowledge of what is happening. Maybe you don’t know what Professor Thomas J. DiLorenzo calls “economic fascism” because economic fascism, as practiced by the world’s five hundred global billionaires, is never mentioned by them or the five of them that are the mass media.
If that isn’t bad enough, the billionaire club and their bought puppets in government collude to wage something the military refers to as “information warfare” – and they wage it on us, the American public. It is indeed an Orwellian nightmare in which we are trapped.
What to do? Switch off your TV and radio in order to disengage from the voluntary matrix. Stop voting for their puppets in the Demo-publican one party system. Vote only for third party, non-billionaire funded candidates and clean all the crooks out of office.
But this won’t be easy. The last thing the billionaire club and their puppets in government want you to do is to break free of their control.