by Scott Creighton
On Friday, more than 300 CEOs, heads of state, UN and civil society leaders got together at something called the UN Private Sector Forum to discuss this year’s mega-neo-liberal agendas to be carried out across the globe.
This public/private/privatization (a.k.a. “fascism”) get together has been taking place in the UN since 2008 and it notably comes right before the historic meeting which is going to take place tomorrow between Putin and President Peace Prize.
According to the UN website, this is an invitation only meeting which featured folks from such responsible global citizens as Monsanto, Facebook, Google, Pepsi, UBS, the Business for Peace foundation, Global Business Coalition for Education (global charter school systems), the International Chamber of Commerce, General Electric and tons of other venture capitalist firms from all over the planet.
To give you an idea of what this looks like, here is a pic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel sitting between Mark Zuckerberg, Ban Ki Moon and Bono at a dinner table.
Right before dinner, Angela Merkel was overheard trying to get Zuckerberg to agree to implementing some sort of censorship program on Germany’s version of Facebook. In the past she has said “When people stir up sedition on social networks using their real name, it’s not only the state that has to act, but also Facebook as a company should do something against these [people],”
On Friday, it was reported that an open microphone caught her talking to Zuckerberg about doing something about all the “hate speech” on Germany’s Facebook pages. By “hate speech” she means “people who oppose an open door policy” for all those “Syrian” refugees (it was disclosed just yesterday that at least 33% of the refugees flooding into Europe are doing so on fake Syrian passports)
The German leader asked Zuckerberg about hate speech posts, with the Facebook CEO responding: “We need to do some work.”
Merkel followed up: “Are you working on this?” Zuckerberg was heard replying: “Yeah.”
The transmission was then cut off as the luncheon began. RT
Zuckerberg was there to push his Internet.org scheme. He claims it’s all about raising people up out of poverty while empowering them with HIS internet access but the reality is, his plan involves only providing access to a limited number of approved websites. The kinder, gentler, more fascist internet is what Mark plans to provide the billions of people in the world who live without it.
He also intends to make sure they have access to Facebook of course. A Facebook with new restrictions on free speech, of course.
Mark’s glorious “walled garden” approach to saving the people of the world from a life without Facebook hasn’t been received very well by the real civil society (that means the ones that don’t attend fascist CashApaLooza forums like this one)
In April, 65 organizations from around the world sent an open letter to Mr. Zuckerberg complaining that the project violated the principles of net neutrality in the guise of “access for impoverished people.” New York Times
Zuckerberg also announced plans to connect some of the refugee camps to the internet in the coming days. That way they can post various propaganda and “hearts and minds” campaign rhetoric online everyday.
Bono is also very big on the connectivity scheme as well. He and Zuckerberg had someone ghost-write an Op Ed for them yesterday about using Facebook’s Internet.org to save the world by bringing people together with their walled garden of “freedom”
Where governments lay the foundation, the private sector can build… All the global(ist) goals must be scored — but the goal of connectivity for everyone everywhere will surely hurry this game-that’s-not-a-game to its successful conclusion. Hurry being the operative word here. Bono and Zuckerberg
And hurry they will. They are hurrying to get as big a piece of the fascist slush-fund pie that they can get. And it’s a big fucking pie.
“Now is the time to mobilize the (fascist) global business community as never before (hurry!). The case is clear. Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals will improve the environment for doing business and building markets. Trillions of dollars in public and private funds are to be redirected towards the SDGs, creating huge opportunities for responsible (read as “complicit”) companies to deliver solutions.” UN website
Hurry is definitely the operative word here.
They have to hurry because the global system of fascist neo-liberal economic ideology is crumbling before our very eyes and though they seem to be able to manage it via a couple fake left candidates (Tsipras, Sanders,Clinton) and phony republican “outsiders” (Trump) the truth is, populism is on the rise and in countries all across the globe, people are starting to stand up for themselves against the masters of the universe these assholes gleefully serve.
They also have to hurry because they need to clamp down on dissent before they can push through their corporate Declaration of Independence called TPP and TTIP.
As far as Merkel’s comment to Zuckerberg is concerned, it simply illustrates how fascism can be seamlessly integrated into modern-day life.
“We are committed to working closely with the German government on this important issue,” Debbie Frost, a spokeswoman for Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, said via e-mail. “We think the best solutions to dealing with people who make racist and xenophobic comments can be found when service providers, government and civil society all work together to address this common challenge.” Bloomberg
The “solution” goes something like this:
In a system like this, who do you complain to? Where to you go to receive a just and equitable hearing on the matter? To the government who has handed over all control to Big Business? To Facebook or Verizon? The NGOs?
You have no recourse, which is why it’s perfect. And in the end, when they are successful in ending online anonymity, you won’t even be able to go to another IP address or an online cafe in order to partake of the wonders of the internet because you will be a modern day unperson.
If they really believed in the crap they are pushing, in the rightness of their cause and the purity of their message, they wouldn’t need to implement programs like these. But they know they are at a distinct disadvantage because their message, their ideology, depends on lies. Lies, false flags, deceit and manipulation. And they know they can’t expect to win the hearts and minds campaign in a fair fight of ideology verses ideology. So, they see fit to rig the game, to tilt the table in their favor by dismissing and marginalizing voices of reason calling out on the fringe.
For those of you who are interested, try reading the full Lewis Powell Memo of 1971. It’ll make these things a little clearer for you.
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