Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Why would anyone consider Hillary Clinton if they knew this?

What could be so bad about Hillary Clinton that should make just about everyone excluding those financing her campaign refuse to even consider her?

Just about everything!

Especially things that are only reported briefly by the mainstream media and forgotten quickly while they repeat propaganda about her that is mostly positive, or even if it isn't they present her as inevitable, and the only "viable" Republican opposition as even more extreme.

Below are what started as a couple of links about stories that weren't getting enough attention and I saved them so I wouldn't forget. Before I realized it they grew into dozens.

As Jeff Foxworthy might say in his southern drawl, "If you recognize more than a fraction of these stories you might be a political junkie that sees through corporate propaganda!" But if you rely on mainstream media it is virtually guaranteed that you may not have heard most of these stories.

Given enough time I'm sure there is much more where this came from but it is clear that this is an incredibly horrible candidate and not only can't I imagine why anyone would vote for her but I can't imagine why the establishment would support a candidate that is so obviously flawed; and all of them rally behind her to make her seem inevitable.

Don't you think they could have presented several corporate puppets to make it seem like a more credible scam?

They almost certainly know how to come up with a better scam but regardless of why they didn't this is a horrible candidate that supports multinational corporations and the military industrial complex at the expense of the vast majority of the public.

Who do you think is paying for all those ads saying that she'll stand up to Wall Street and the Drug companies?

You guessed it the people paying for these accountability ads are the ones that she's supposedly going to hold accountable.

And that's just the beginning.

Who do you think is near the top of the list of corporations that are donating to her campaign or the Clinton Foundation?

The media that is supposedly "Unbiased" when they control the debate and exclude grassroots candidates by simply refusing to cover them.

This isn't referred to as bribery according to the ironic definition by the Supreme Court that says the rest of us are often restricted to "Free speech zones."

As for the claim that many of these non-profit organizations that are endorsing Hillary Clinton, are part of the establishment that clearly appears to be true, or they're dependent on the establishment for their money, and many of the people heading up these organizations are often closely tied or even related to politicians like Cecile Richards who has seen her pay rise from over $300,000 per year to over $500,000 in a few years.

There is an enormous amount of evidence to indicate that their so-called charitable organizations are being used for political purposes and many of the people or corporations donating to them are involved in a large variety of atrocities that do much more damage than their "charity." This includes selling arms to governments using them to oppress their own people corporations polluting large portions of the world or supporting governments that are spying on people and oppressing them and much more.

In Green Inc. Christine MacDonald reported about how most of the highest profile environmental groups are closely tied with corporations and are actually acting as public relations fronts for them. The leadership of these groups have close ties with CEOs of multinational corporations and are often paid almost as much as them.

These are some of the biggest corporate donors that are paying for the ads telling people Hillary Clinton will hold them accountable:

Hillary Clinton has quietly pursued policies that enabled foreign governments including China, Columbia Honduras, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and more oppress their own people especially the working class and including children that she often claims to defend. This includes support of Cisco when they were helping China spy on their own citizens and Monsanto which is using the public as research subjects without much if any disclosure. Pharmaceutical companies selling antidepressant drugs and other medications are also using people as research subjects without adequate disclosure. Advertisers and lobbyist often have more influence over policies than the most sincere researchers.

If the political establishment including Hillary Clinton, will do this to poor people around the world should we believe they wouldn't do it to people here? Keep in mind that the political establishment routinely remains silent on crisis's like Flint Michigan until it spreads through the grassroots.

Hillary Clinton has been promoting her defense of children for decades by rebroadcasting her speeches including one that claims that she will defend children "no matter where they're born" but that clearly doesn't apply to those in war torn countries including Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Columbia or many other countries where her foreign policy positions supported oppressive regimes or wars based on lies; nor does it include the children impacted by welfare reform in our country which wasn't accompanied by efforts to defend workers so they could earn enough to care for their own children.

It also includes the pharmaceutical companies that she claims she’s going to stand up to despite their donations to her campaign, This is a pattern of behavior; like the gun industry while she claims she’s going to stand up to them she’s also profiting from them along with Barack Obama. And of course she’s good friends with Alice Walton, and was a former member of the Walmart board, while claiming that she’ll put workers ahead of her campaign contributors.

Few of her positions promoted with her campaign ads seem to hold up when researched. I almost certainly didn't cover more than a fraction of them here but, on any given subject it is advisable to do a little research before believing what she says. 

For starter here are three of my past posts about some of her false claims:

Regardless of Polls Bernie Sanders Supports Blacks much better than Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton was A Republican supporting Barry Goldwater who opposed the Civil Rights bill when Bernie Sanders was marching with Martin Luther King; and she's hired private prison lobbyists in addition to supporting her husbands drug policies which targeted mostly minorities.

Bernie Sanders wins foreign policy debate hands down despite propaganda In addition to supporting the Iraq War based on lies Hillary Clinton also supported many other military actions or tyrants and arms sales as Secretary of State, Senator or First Lady, often antagonizing people that retaliate based on more lies.

Hillary Clinton Is Using Children As Props While Her Record Betrays Them The people who gave her an opportunity to speak when her political career was just started and supported the Children's Defense Fund have come out in opposition to her welfare reform and other policies which did more harm than good for the children she claims to defend; similar problems arise with her alleged support for women.

And there’s much more as the following articles indicate, starting with another collection of links by Jeanette Sandernista, and as I said Google searches will turn up even more, if I have time I might add a few of them:

Jeanette Sandernista A guide to Hillary Clinton information video clips

Hillary Clinton Top Contributors from Open Secrets

Naturally, CNN’s parent company is one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors 10/15/2015

Money Talks: Why CNN Wants You to Believe That Hillary Clinton Won the Democratic Debate 10/16/2015

George Stephanopoulos discloses $75,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation 05/14/2015 ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their nonprofit organization, the On Media blog has learned.

CBS and NBC Punt on Latest Clinton Foundation Controversy 04/23/2015 The State Department, with Clinton at the helm, approved the sale of one of America's largest uranium mines to Russia. At the same time, a foundation controlled by the mine’s chairman was making donations to the Clinton Foundation. We are talking about some big money here. Four separate donations totaling $2.35 million. And these reports say that the donations were not publicly disclosed.

Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals 05/15/2015

How Hillary Clinton is buying off the Democratic National Committee 01/06/2016

Team Hillary Took Insurance Lobby Cash They fought the Affordable Care Act, and helped torpedo Hillarycare. Then they rained money on Clinton loyalists. 08/13/2015

Top Consulting Firm Emerges In Early Hillary Clinton Efforts 09/14/2014

Hillary Clinton, Cisco And China: Company Funded Foundation, Was Lauded By Clinton Despite Role In Repression 04/16/2015

Snowden Says Hillary Clinton’s Bogus Statements Show a “Lack of Political Courage” 10/16/2015

Despite Hillary Clinton Promise, Charity Did Not Disclose Donors: Report 03/19/2015

Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200,000 For Speech Before Bank Lobbied Hillary Clinton 04/27/2015

As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State Department Took No Action To Prevent Labor Violations 04/08/2015

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department 05/26/2015

The Clinton Foundation: Hillary Beholden To Banks, Corporations, And Foreign Governments 01/23/2016

Firms Paid Bill Clinton Millions As They Lobbied Hillary Clinton 04/28/2015

Campaign 2016: Hillary Clinton Pitched Iraq As 'A Business Opportunity' For US Corporations 09/30/2015

Confession of Hillary Shill from /r/SandersForPresident - thread is now gone but someone saved the content. This may not seem reliable to many since it is anonymous; however there is evidence that this kind of practice is far more common than most people realize. Several books have exposed how corporations have been using on line people for marketing or political purposes and political strategists like Frank Luntz have describe many similar tactics and admitted that they use them routinely. There are also plenty on the Democratic side like James Carville working on the democratic side and the Clinton campaign has been caught planting questions before in the audience and in the media.

'60 Minutes' used 'planted' questions, Hillary Clinton email says 10/01/2015

Student describes how she became a Clinton plant 11/13/2007

The Head of the Democratic Party Is Either a Failure or a Liar 01/17/2016

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Pushed Mexico's Oil Privatization 08/10/2015

Barack Obama And Hillary Clinton Donors Profit From Gun Industry 01/12/2016

The Right Baits the Left to Turn Against Hillary Clinton 05/16/2015

Election 2016: Wall Street-Funded Super PAC Airs New Iowa Ad Slamming Hillary Clinton’s Ties to Wall Street 01/17/2016

Hillary Clinton Denounces Corporate Crime While Accepting Cash From Blackstone, Firm Sanctioned By SEC 12/16/2015

The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends. 11/17/2015

Union fired their own workers for trying to organize a union, source says 09/23/2015

Hillary Clinton Hires Former Monsanto Lobbyist to Run Her Campaign 04/26/2016

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood Is Hillary a Shill for Monsanto? 06/23/2015

Hillary Clinton: We Can’t Afford to Lose Biotechs 01/25/2014 “I don’t want to see biotech companies or pharma companies moving out of our country simply because of some perceived tax disadvantage and potential tax advantage somewhere else,” she said.

“I stand in favor of using seeds and products that have a proven track record, you say, and are scientifically provable to continue to try to make the case to those who are skeptical,” Clinton said when asked about her stance on GMOs.

She said she promoted drought-resistant seeds while combating food insecurity in Africa, which “by definition, they have been engineered to be drought-resistant.”

Clinton takes in big money from drug industry 10/16/2015 Hillary Clinton has said she is proud to have drug companies as her enemies – but she is also taking their money. Lots of it.

The Clinton campaign received far more money from the drug and medical device industries than any other presidential candidate in either party during the first six months of the campaign, according to figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. She accepted $164,315 during that period.

Jeanette Sandernista: Under #Hillary2016, the State Dept approved $1.65 billion worth of arms deals for her Foundation's donors. 12/25/2015

Chelsea Clinton Takes Aim at Sanders Over Health Policy 01/12/2016

Reminder: Hillary Clinton's Daughter is Married to a Hedge Fund Manager 06/16/2015 Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton's daughter, is married to Marc Mezvinsky. Mezvinsky is not just a hedge fund manager, but a co-founder of a hedge fund. And how did he get a number of his big money investors? Through his ties to the Clintons.

Report: FBI expands investigation of Clinton 01/11/2016

Hillary Clinton made more in 12 speeches to big banks than most of us earn in a lifetime 01/08/2016

Emails expose close ties between Hillary Clinton and accused war criminal Henry Kissinger 01/12/2016

Former Planned Parenthood donors are now sending their money to Bernie Sanders 01/06/2016

FBI's Clinton probe expands to public corruption track 01/11/2016

Even the “Clinton News Network” (CNN) laughs at Hillary’s ‘dead broke’ comment

"This is from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St Louis for a couple of years" Hillary Clinton

Here's How Elizabeth Warren Is Holding Clinton's "Feet to the Fire" on Liberal Policies 04/27/2015

Clintons charge big fees to small groups The Clinton Foundation has taken in as much as $11M in payments from non-profit groups. 06/15/2015

How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World Fall 2014

Conservatives are making hay out of Hillary Clinton’s defense of an accused rapist 06/16/2014

How Hillary Clinton Betrayed the Children's Defense Fund for Political Gain 01/16/2008

Edit: 02/10/2016 If I find time I may organize these better according to subject but for now the following are a few more stories added to previous ones:

Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote 02/10/2016

Hillary Not Truthful About Wall Street Speaking Fees 02/08/2016

This Is How Hillary Clinton Gets the Coverage She Wants 02/09/2016

Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons 07/31/2015

I Just Got “Push Polled” by Hillary Clinton’s Nevada Campaign 02/05/2016

$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented 02/06/2016

Lament of the Plutocrats: Why Wall Street is fed up with the White House—and Republicans too. 02/0/2016 Hillary Clinton "Beating up the finance industry isn’t going to improve the economy—it needs to stop."

On Kenneth Thorpe's (a former Clinton administration employee and Hillary Clinton supporter) Analysis of Senator Sanders' Single-Payer Reform Plan 02/03/2016

Super PACs Supporting Hillary Clinton Rely On $1 Million Donors Two groups raised $27.3 million in the second half of 2015. 01/31/2016

Inside the Clinton Plan to Beat Bernie Sanders on Caucus Night 01/31/2016

What Clinton said in her paid speeches: Recalled one attendee: 'She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.' 02/09/2016

Election 2016: Elizabeth Warren Defends Bernie Sanders From Goldman Sachs Criticism 02/03/2016

Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Accepted Almost the Same Amount of Prison Lobbyist Donations 02/09/2016

Edit 2/19/2016 additional articles:

Henry Kissinger’s War Crimes Are Central to the Divide Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders 02/12/2016

Henry Kissinger’s “mad and illegal” bombing: What you need to know about his real history — and why the Sanders/Clinton exchange matters 02/12/2016

Hillary Clinton’s Mixed Record on Wall Street Belies Her Tough ‘Cut it Out’ Talk 11/11/2015

Who Endorsed Hillary Clinton? The Congressional Black Caucus or Its PAC Filled with Lobbyists? 02/12/2016

Clinton Foundation received subpoena from State Department investigators 02/11/2016

CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain ‘Rigged’ Superdelegate System [VIDEO] 02/11/2016 Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists. ...."

5 Times Debbie Wasserman Schultz Violated DNC Rules and Stacked the Deck in Favor of Clinton 12/20/2015

19 Examples of Bernie Sanders' Powerful Record on Civil and Human Rights Since the 1950s: From fighting segregation to standing against police violence. 07/20/2015

Hillary Clinton Plans To Raise Money From Industries With Interests Before The Next President 02/11/2016

Edit 02/27/2016 more articles:

Anti-Hillary Clinton Hashtag Breaks the Internet 2 Days Before South Carolina Primary 02/26/2016

Hillary Clinton Pushes Colombia Free Trade Agreement In Latest Email Dump 02/26/2016

TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign 02/25/2016

Hillary Clinton sought "formal role" to help the White House throw poor people off welfare 02/26/2016

Why Hillary Clinton's deep ties to Monsanto are giving US voters serious heartburn 02/25/2016

Weapons manufacturers support Hillary Clinton more than any other presidential candidate 02/22/2016

Of Course Clinton Has Foreign Policy Experience, But Her Experience Has Been a Total Disaster Hillary's foreign policy experience is a series of bellicose missteps. 01/22/2016 When asked at a campaign rally Tuesday if he thought Clinton had foreign policy experience, Sanders replied, “No one can deny that Secretary Clinton has a lot of foreign-policy experience. But experience does not necessarily equate to judgment. Dick Cheney had a hell of a lot of experience.”

Barack Obama "I think it’s important to note that Senator Clinton was a cheerleader for NAFTA for more than a decade I realize that changing your position to suit the politics of the moment might be smart campaign tactics but isn't the kind of strong, principled leadership America needs right now," 11/18/2007

Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Tom Donohue: Clinton Will Support TPP After Election 02/25/2016

Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Hillary Clinton At Private Event In South Carolina 02/25/2016

Glen Greenwald: With Donald Trump Looming, Should Dems Take a Huge Electability Gamble by Nominating Hillary Clinton? 02/25/2016

Hillary Clinton’s Pay-to-Play Speaking Fees Disqualify Her as a Presidential Candidate 02/22/2016

Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Tom Donohue: Clinton Will Support TPP After Election 01/31/2016

Hillary Clinton Campaign Under Investigation For Alleged Election Law Violations [Report] 09/12/2015

Meet the Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Raising Money for Hillary Clinton 07/21/2015

Hillary Clinton super PAC gets big donor boost 02/20/2016

Hillary Clinton Emails: Secret Negotiations With New York Times, Trade Bill Lobbying Revealed In Latest State Department Release 02/1/2016 David Sirota: EXPOSED: New @HillaryClinton emails show her pressing Dem senators to back free trade deals she pledged to oppose

Hillary Clinton is dead wrong about Bernie Sanders’ immigration record 02/12/2016

Warren Buffett Raising Money For Hillary Clinton Amid Democrats’ Calls For Probe Into Mobile Home Business 02/19/2016 David Sirota: Congressional Dems demand probe of Clinton's top donor amid reports of predatory lending in minority communities

Chelsea Clinton’s ‘father-in-law,’ former Iowa Rep. Ed Mezvinsky lives down criminal past 07/29/2010

Edit 03/07/2016 ,more articles:

Hillary Clinton, Who Used to Sell Fracking Around the World, Denounces Fracking at Debate 03/06/2016

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Has a Gender Pay Problem 08/06/2015

Is the DNC Afraid of Democracy? Clinton WH Counselor Says Party a "Dead Carcass" for Stifling Debate 12/21/2015 BILL CURRY: It was a decision that Hillary—about the decision to have—to go from 26 debates in 2008 to six debates, three of them on a weekend, for 2016. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton made that choice together.

Hillary Clinton, Before Spotlighting Crisis In Flint, Michigan, Voted Against Measure To Prevent Groundwater Pollution 03/04/2016

Hillary Clinton: I Could Compromise on Abortion If It Included Exceptions For Mother's Health 09/29/2015

Hillary Clinton’s Dark Drug War Legacy in Mexico 03/02/2016

Why Super Tuesday’s Results Don’t Look Good for Hillary Clinton 03/02/2016

NRA Lobbyist Will Co-Host Hillary Clinton Fundraiser 03/01/2016

Hillary Clinton really needs to stop talking down to young black women 03/02/2016

Tulsi Gabbard Ex-DNC official says she was warned against breaking from Clinton 03/02/2016

Hillary Clinton 2016: DC Lobbyists Set To Raise Cash For Hillary Victory Fund 02/29/2016 The DNC’s prohibition on lobbyist donations was instituted in 2008 at the behest of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, who told voters: “They will not fund my party.” Clinton’s current Democratic primary opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has pushed her to demand the DNC reinstate the lobbyist contribution ban. Clinton is already the top recipient of money from lobbyists in the 2016 campaign, the New York Times reported.

Clinton backtracks on moratorium on fossil fuel extraction on public land 03/01/2016

Did Bill Clinton violate election rules in Mass.? 03/01/2016

Clinton’s stance against free college is one of her most absurd positions 03/01/2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chair Joins GOP Attack On Elizabeth Warren's Agency 03/01/2016

Hillary Clinton's Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel Lobbyists 07/17/2015

Michelle Alexander spectacle of black support for Hillary Clinton

"New Jim Crow" Author Michelle Alexander on Hillary Clinton's Embrace of Mass Incarceration 01/29/2016

Hillary Clinton Oversaw US Arms Deals to Clinton Foundation Donors 05/28/2015

Edit 03/25/2016

‘I’m still cheering Bernie on,’ Elizabeth Warren says 03/24/2016 ‘‘He’s out there. He fights from the heart. This is who Bernie is,’’ Warren said. ‘‘He has put the right issues on the table both for the Democratic Party and for the country in general so I’m still cheering Bernie on.’’

Arizona: Hillary Clinton’s Election Fraud Masterpiece 03/23/2016 She stole Iowa, Nevada and Massachusetts – but Arizona is Hillary Clinton’s election fraud masterpiece.

New Details Reveal Possible Voter Suppression in Illinois Primary 03/25/2016 The next day, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, an ardent Hillary Clinton supporter who has introduced her at campaign rallies, filed an appeal in Illinois 4th District Appellate Court to prevent late voting. On March 23, the appellate court issued a stay on Judge Vahle’s injunction, meaning those voters won’t get a chance to cast ballots in this primary. Hillary Clinton won Illinois by roughly 35,000 votes, or a slim 1.8 percent margin, effectively splitting delegates with Sanders.

Top House Dem slams party’s superdelegate system 03/04/2016

The Reason Why Dozens of Lobbyists Will Be Democratic Presidential Delegates 02/29/2016

Glenn Greenwald: Hillary Clinton Has Embraced Some of the Most Brutal Dictators in the World 03/24/2016

If America Can’t See Hillary Clinton’s 22 Top Secret Emails, Democrats Must Nominate Bernie Sanders 03/23/2016

Hillary Clinton's State Department Approved $165 Billion In Arms Deals To Clinton Foundation Donors 05/26/2015

Clinton gave nod to ex-Ambassador Wilson's company for contract 01/08/2016

How the DNC Helps Clinton Buy Off Superdelegates 02/18/2016

Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I’ll Prove It to You 03/23/2016

Hillary Clinton: “Never Waste a Good Crisis” 07/03/2009

Why are You Voting for Clinton? A Letter to Liberal America 03/23/2016

The Definitive, Encyclopedic Case For Why Hillary Clinton is the Wrong Choice 02/25/2016

Why Hillary Clinton Is Not Entitled to Bernie Sanders’ Supporters 03/13/2016

Democratic Town Hall: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims Clinton lied 03/14/2016

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton Trying To Steal Polk County -- New Allegations 03/12/2016

Police Brutalize Ray McGovern as Hillary Clinton Talks Free Speech 02/18/2011

Current List of Democratic Superdelegates and their Twitter Handles. Tweet to them For Bernie! 03/1/2016

Hillary Clinton Stalls on Goldman Sachs Speeches 03/10/2016

Clinton at Dem Debate: Benghazi Victim's Mom Is 'Absolutely Wrong' 03/10/2016

Bernie Is Mainstream Clinton is Radical 03/09/2016

Time To Purge the DINOs From the DNC… Starting With Debbie Wasserman Schultz the Chairwoman – Thom Hartmann 03/09/2016

Video of Hillary Clinton speaking to bankers and blaming homeowners for the financial crisis isn’t exactly her telling Wall Street to “cut it out.” 03/0/2016 “Now these economic problems are certainly not all Wall Street’s fault – not by a long shot,” Clinton said.

No, not “all,” just 90 percent.

Clinton’s address amounted to essentially asking the lenders in attendance to take voluntary action or else she would “consider legislation” to stop banks from kicking families out of their homes. But in the speech, Clinton placed equal blame for the subprime mortgage crisis on homeowners.

Company that Paid Hillary Clinton $335K for Speech Slapped With SEC Bribery Suit 03/08/2016

Bernie Sanders is right: Bill Clinton’s welfare law doubled extreme poverty 02/27/2016

KING: Superdelegates a corrupt tool designed to elect party establishment candidates like Hillary Clinton 03/07/2016

Did Hillary Clinton ‘Plant’ Religion Question And What Happened To Separation Of Church And State? 03/07/2016

Election 2016: Hillary Clinton Says Her Vote For Wall Street Bailout Shows Her Support For Auto Workers 03/08/2016

Sanders supporters revolt against superdelegates 02/14/2016

‘Bernie Bros’ And ‘Obama Boys’: Echoes Of 2008 In Media’s Clinton-Sanders Pundit Clash 02/09/2016

ABC, CBS, And NBC News Made An Intentional Decision To Ignore Bernie Sanders 12/11/2015

The Reason Why Dozens of Lobbyists Will Be Democratic Presidential Delegates 02/28/2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chair Joins GOP Attack On Elizabeth Warren's Agency 03/01/2016

Edit 04/22/2016

Chicago Board of Elections audits Chicago votes. In one precinct the actual tally was 56.7% in Bernie's favor. After count was manipulated by machine he lost with 47.5% of vote. A whopping 18.4% swing. (video) self.SandersForPresident

The Clinton Foundation and the Panama Wind Farm 04/082/2016

The Clintons’ connection to the Panama Papers 04/17/2016

Press Mostly Accepts Hillary Clinton's Bogus Speech Transcript 'Challenge' As Legitimate 04/1/2016 few if any recent speeches for GOP

Battle for New York: Clinton & Trump Win as NYC Voters Report Chaos & “Irregularities” at the Polls 04/20/2016

‘Hillary Clinton is the most dangerous presidential hopeful from a war standpoint’ 04/16/2016

Black Lives Don’t Matter, Black Votes Do: the Racial Hypocrisy of Hillary and Bill Clinton 04/15/2016

Lobbyist Superdelegates Tip Nomination Toward Hillary Clinton 02/17/2016

Meet The People Barred From Voting In New York’s Presidential Primary 04/14/2016

Hillary Clinton Touted Coal Development As Secretary Of State 04/15/2016

Poof! CNN's Jake Tapper disappears from Clinton Foundation website: Column 05/20/2015

Hillary Clinton Made More in 12 Speeches to Big Banks Than Most of Us Earn in a Lifetime 01/08/2016

Walmart heiress donated $378,400 to Hillary Clinton campaign and PACs 04/12/2016

All of the Top 10 Corporate Tax Dodgers Have Donated to Hillary Clinton 02/01/2016

At It Again: What Is Clinton Saying To Donors That She Doesn’t Want Us To Hear? 04/11/2016

Colorado Democrats admit mistake that cost Bernie Sanders key delegate 04/12/2016

Naomi Klein Explains Why Clinton's "Corporate Worldview" Cannot Be Ignored 04/10/2016

Hillary vs. Bernie on Frankenfood 06/23/2016

Clinton profits in Wyoming from Zombie absentee ballots 04/10/2016

‘Morning Joe’ wonders why Dems bother voting after Sanders streak fails to dent Clinton lead 04/09/2016 “We’ve been talking about rigged systems,” he began. “Bernie Sanders wins 56 to 44 percent in Wyoming… why does the Democratic Party even have voting booths? This system is so rigged.

Sanders’ Legal Team Considering Federal Lawsuit Challenging Maricopa County’s Election Practices 04/10/2016

We’re speeding toward a climate change catastrophe — and that makes 2016 the most important election in a generation How the U.S. confronts climate change will shape the world for generations; neither Clinton nor Trump seems to care 04/10/2016

Twitter Responds To Clinton’s Use Of Sandy Hook To Attack Bernie – Video 04/07/2016

Fossil Fuel Investors Are Pumping Millions of Dollars Into Hillary Clinton's Campaign 03/09/2016

Why Hillary Clinton’s “Strongest Issue,” Gun Control Is Actually Her Biggest Farce 04/06/2016

Behind the scenes of Hillary Clinton's $300,000 speech at UCLA 11/28/2014

Two West Virginia County Clerks Are Refusing People’s Online Voter Registrations 04/05/2016

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer 03/30/2016

Oil Companies Donated To Clinton Foundation While Lobbying State Department 04/05/2016

Clinton foundation 'received $81million in donations from controversial HSBC Swiss bank - including $1million to dress up as a Russian soldier for lavish fundraiser' 02/10/2015

A Clinton Superdelegate Just Admitted That Hillary Lied About Bernie and Guns (VIDEO) 04/06/2016

Hillary Clinton, Before Spotlighting Crisis In Flint, Michigan, Voted Against Measure To Prevent Groundwater Pollution 03/04/2016

Panama Papers: Obama, Clinton Pushed Trade Deal Amid Warnings It Would Make Money Laundering, Tax Evasion Worse 04/04/2016

Hillary Clinton Ties Emerge In Panama Papers 04/05/2016

Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons 07/31/2015

Bernie Sanders Predicted The Panama Tax Haven Scandal Five Years Ago, But No One Would Listen 04/04/2016

Why the Panama Papers Could Catapult Bernie Sanders to the White House 04/05/2016

The Democrats Are Flawlessly Executing a 10-Point Plan to Lose the 2016 Presidential Election 04/03/2016

Under Hillary, US Sold $66 Million In Chemical Arms To Clinton Foundation Donors Gassing Their Citizens 06/03/2015

How Hillary Clinton Bought the Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties 04/01/2016

Television News Network Lobbyists Are Fundraising for Hillary Clinton 10/29/2016 For instance, campaign finance reform advocates have repeatedly offered proposals to give candidates free airtime, a solution sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats in the past that would negate some of the need for constant fundraising. But media lobby groups, including the National Association of Broadcasters, have crushed such attempts, and cable news networks rarely if ever discuss the reforms on air.

Hillary Clinton is taking credit for the Fight for $15. Here’s why this is a betrayal of workers. 04/04/2016

Just how much money has Clinton taken from oil and gas lobbyists? 02/11/2016

Hillary Lies to Discourage “Bernie’s People” 03/29/2016

Clintons kept a political 'hit-list' of friends and enemies after failed 2008 bid 01/13/2014 HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

The Clinton Scandal That Still Matters Is Not the One You Think 02/02/2016 Tyson insider trading

Before Keystone Pipeline Decision, President Obama and Hillary Clinton Backed Expansion of Fossil Fuel Development 11/11/2015

Oil Deal: US-Mexico Pact Spotlights Obama And Clinton Support For Fossil Fuel Development 11/12/2015

Hillary Clinton email stories ‘constantly shifting,’ judge says 03/29/2016 Former Secretary Hillary Clinton and her State Department colleagues have given “constantly shifting” stories about her secret email account, a federal judge said Tuesday, finding there’s evidence the Obama administration showed “bad faith” in how it followed open-records laws.

Neocon War Hawks Want Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump. No Surprise—They’ve Always Backed Her 03/23/2016

Critics Aghast at 'Disgusting Speech' Clinton Just Gave to AIPAC 03/21/2016

Hillary Clinton Gets $13 Million From Health Industry, Now Says Single-Payer Will “Never, Ever Come To Pass­” 01/30/2016

Hillary Clinton's faux feminism A Clinton presidency would help to obscure the fact that the US establishment is toxic for women. 03/29/2016 In the original version, she detailed the lengths to which she went as secretary of state under Barack Obama to ensure the success of the 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras against slightly left-leaning President Manuel Zelaya.

Under Hillary, US Sold $66 Million In Chemical Arms To Clinton Foundation Donors Gassing Their Citizens 05/03/2015

Hillary Clinton Oversaw US Arms Deals to Clinton Foundation Donors 03/28/2016

It’s Time for Hillary Clinton to Concede the Democratic Nomination to Bernie Sanders H. A. Goodman 03/28/2016

Bill Clinton made insensitive ‘race jab’ about Obama in 2008 09/03/2012

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REPORT: 82 corporations that paid for Hillary Clinton speeches have actively sought to sway the government 04/21/2016

Clinton Speeches May Have Violated FEC Campaign Rules 04/27/2016

Barack Obama Readies For Final TPP Push, Which Could Benefit Presidential Library Donors 04/27/2016

‘Clinton Cash’ Has Been Made Into a Movie 04/28/2016

Democrats, this is why you need to fear Hillary Clinton: The NY Times is absolutely right — she’s a bigger hawk than the Republicans 04/27/2016

Hillary Clinton Trolls Shut Down Pro-Bernie Sanders Facebook Groups 04/26/2016

Clinton to take hard line with Sanders, say allies 04/29/16

A former paid “Internet troll” for Clinton speaks out: It was “nasty” and “left a very bad taste” 04/23/2016

Bernie Believers Urge Independent Bid Over DNC Corruption 04/27/2016

Jimmy Carter: “When Clinton was Secretary of State she took very little action to bring about peace” 04/11/2016

Trump and Clinton share Delaware tax 'loophole' address with 285,000 firms 04/25/2016

Hillary-supporting super PAC invests $1 million to hit back at online Clinton critics 04/21/2016

Hillary Clinton Aide Tells Journalist: F**k Bernie Sanders 04/20/2016

Edit 05/14/2016:

“Devastating” documentary probing Clinton’s cash to premiere at Cannes next week 05/11/2016

Move On petitions: EMERGENCY Request for UN to oversee California Democratic Primary in June

Move On petitions: Berniecrats will be leaving the DNC, and we won't be coming back!

The Perfect Storm Circling Hillary Clinton 05/12/2016 While all of this has been going on, intelligence community sources have reported about a below-the-radar, yet largely-known debate in the Kremlin between the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Intelligence Services. They are trying to come to a meeting of the minds to determine whether the Russian government should release some 20,000 of Mrs. Clinton's emails that it obtained either by hacking her directly or by hacking into the email of her confidante, Sid Blumenthal.

As if all this wasn't enough bad news for Mrs. Clinton in one week, the FBI learned last week from the convicted international hacker, who calls himself Guccifer, that he knows how the Russians came to possess Mrs. Clinton's emails; and it is because she stored, received and sent them from her personal, secret, non-secure server.

Sanders: Nominating Clinton would be ‘disaster’ for party, nation 05/11/2016

Report: The media aren’t telling you about ties of pro-Hillary Clinton pundits 02/26/2016

Newly released email shows top aide Huma Abedin warned colleagues Hillary was 'often confused' and needed hand-holding about calls with foreign leaders 0/0/201

CENSORED: Wikileaks Drops Hillary Email Bomb That Could End Her Campaign 05/05/2016

March for Bernie in East Los Angeles 05/07/2016

Atlanta Mayor’s Column Ripping Bernie Sanders Drafted by Lobbyist, Emails Show 05/06/2016

Who Is Steven Mnuchin? Donald Trump's Finance Chair Made Billions Off The 2008 Financial Crash 05/06/2016

Hillary Clinton Suddenly Backs Off Her Strongest Environmental Proposal 05/06/2016

Clinton campaign reportedly targets former Jeb Bush donors 05/06/2016

Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals 05/15/2015

East LA Hispanic Activists Protests Against Hillary Clinton 05/05/2016

Podesta is grilled over e-mail 03/23/2005

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report 04/02014

Sanders dominates Clinton in California with 61.25% 04/30/2016

Paul Ryan And Bill Clinton Chat Backstage About Medicare, NY-26 (VIDEO) 05/25/2011

The Pact Between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich Two powerful foes secretly plot to reform Social Security and Medicare. May 29, 2008

Hillary Clinton Email Mystery Man: What We Know About Eric Hoteham 03/05/2015

Edir 05/26/2016:

Bill Clinton Gets Into 30-Minute Debate With A 24-Year-Old Bernie Fan 05/25/2016

The Trashing of Bill's Accusers: What Did Hillary Do -- and Why Did She Do It? 02/25/2016

Jeff Weaver: Barbara Boxer lied about feeling threatened 05/24/2016

Hillary Clinton broke email rules, bombshell State Department report says 05/25/2016

Progressive blogger 'fired' for Twitter attack on Clinton supporters Tanden, Center for American Progress 05/21/2016

Bruenighazi: how a feisty Bernie blogger's firing explains Democratic politics in 2016 05/21/2016

45 times Secretary Clinton pushed the trade bill she now opposes 06/15/2015

Of chairs and propaganda—countering the vile fiction of a “violent Sanders base” 05/19/2016

Clinton Does Best Where Voting Machines Flunk Hacking Tests: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders Election Fraud Allegations 05/16/2016

Will 712 Democratic Officials Decide 2016 Election? Uncovering the Secret History of Superdelegates 05/18/2016

What’s So Democratic About the Democratic Party? 04/0/2016

Sanders Nevada supporter sets the record straight 05/18/2016

"Bernie's victory was taken away after a closed door meeting..", "My father was a congressman for 8 years. and you know what? He ripped up his ballot and left, and he's a Hillary supporter" - Erin Bilbray, NV Super Delegate 05/16/2016

Chelsea Clinton’s Husband Closing Hedge Fund After Losing 90 Percent Of Its Money 05/11/2016

Klamath Falls Oregon ballot drop box vandalized, ballots found in dumpster 05/16/2016

BREAKING: Horrific Violence Erupts At Nevada Democratic Convention Between Sanders & Clinton Supporters (VIDEO) 05/14/2016

Hey California, your Senator Boxer just said to “Boo Yourselves Out of This Election” 05/15/2016

Bernie Sanders Fans Plan to ‘Occupy’ Democratic Convention 05/03/2016

Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations 04/29/2015

Hedge Fund Billionaire Spends $13 Million Supporing Ted Cruz, Then Immediately Flips To Hillary Clinton 05/13/2016

Edit 07/09/2016

Hillary Clinton reads 'sigh' off her teleprompter 07/01/2016

The Blowback Begins: Marine Demands Same Treatment As Hillary 07/07/2016

Wikileaks Releases 1,258 Clinton Emails On IRAQ! Perfect Timing. 07/04/2016

Indicted N.Y. Financier Gave Big to Hillary and Terror Charity 10/16/2009

Clinton Tops List of Arms Company Donations 12/14/2015 U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was also a favorite of the arms producing giants during her 2006 Senate campaign.

After Bill Clinton Met With Attorney General, DOJ Delays Release of Clinton Emails — 2 Years 07/01/2016

Hillary's 'classified' smokescreen hides real crime: Column 04/04/2016

Hillary Clinton’s Son-In-Law Shuts Hedge Fund Amid Scandal One Wall Street whistleblower says the Clintons are lying about their finances! 05/11/2016

EXCLUSIVE: Security Source Details Bill Clinton Maneuver to Meet Loretta Lynch 07/01/2016

Leaked Docs Show DNC Hit Up Monsanto, Walmart, Altria for Cash 06/30/2016

I Will Do Everything I Can to Defeat This Terrible GMO Bill 07/01/2016

DNC Caught Accepting Money from Union-Busting Companies in New Leak 07/01/2016

Hack Yields Clinton Campaign E-Mail, Records 06/28/2016

Donor promised to make Clinton ‘look good’ if appointed to board 06/27/2016

10 People You Can Vote for in 2016 Not Named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton 05/25/2016

UN Official found dead was set to testify against Hillary Clinton same day. “BARBELL FELL ON HIS NECK” 06/26/2016

Democrats Reject Platform Proposal Opposing Trade Deal 06/25/2016

Top economist, UN advisor and climate activist: "Clinton is a danger to world peace" 02/15/2016

Clinton Foundation Is Getting Subpoenaed 06/24/2016

John Lewis said he knew the Clintons in the civil rights era, but he didn’t always make that claim 02/11/2016

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries 06/24/2016

Leaked Email Reveals Hillary Clinton Wanted War In Syria To Benefit Israel 06/21/2016

Clinton staff removed donor meetings from State Dept. schedules 06/24/2016

Latest hacked Hillary document reveals the Democratic Party researched Clinton Foundation's 'vulnerabilities' – 42 PAGES of them – as now the foundation is a hacking target too 06/21/2016

Hillary Clinton’s Likely Pentagon Chief Already Advocating for More Bombing and Intervention 06/22/2016

Clinton cheating her way to Democratic nomination no grand victory for women 06/08/2016

California’s lengthy vote count stokes theories that Sanders actually won the primary 06/22/2016

University Reports Show Odds of Hillary Winning Primaries WITHOUT Fraud Were 1 in 77 Billion 06/18/2016

DNC Tight-Lipped About Authenticity Of Documents From Guccifer 2.0 Hack 06/17/2016

Funding terrorism — and the Clintons 06/15/2016

WikiLeaks Is About to Ruin Hillary Clinton’s Chances of Becoming President 06/13/2016

Clinton aides fast-tracked top-secret clearance for donor 06/16/2016

An Inconvenient Truth: How The Obama Administration Became Earth’s Largest Arms Dealer 06/15/2016

Successor to Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres: Her Death Is Tied to "Capitalist Neoliberal Policies" 06/15/2016

EXCLUSIVE: Cryptic NY Filing Revealed Clinton Foundation Foreign Donations 06/14/2016

The Clinton Foundation: Whistleblower Charles Ortel Claims It Is ‘The Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud Ever Attempted’ 06/07/2016

A Voter’s Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Policies in Latin America 04/15/2016

Rwanda Aid Shows Reach and Limits of Clinton Foundation 10/16/2015

What did the Clinton administration know about Rwanda? 04/06/2015

Clinton helped create Trump: Green Party’s Jill Stein blasts Hillary for already implementing Donald’s policies 06/09/2016

State Department Blocks Release Of Hillary Clinton-Era TPP Emails Until After The Election 06/06/2016

A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti 05/22/2016 Your help and encouragement in recent weeks is already bringing overdue attention upon the largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted that being the network of illegal activities worldwide, whose heart is the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The Clinton Foundation directed by certain individuals and together with numerous affiliates has been part of an international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion measured from 1997 forward. .....

And there is one concrete, cost-free, step you can take – you can join me in prodding the Federal Trade Commission to reverse its incorrect decision not to undertake review of the Clinton Foundation record, even though it ahs recently and vigorously pursued far smaller offenders that committed illegal activities whose consequences were less damaging.

FBI Reveals 'Additional Details' About Clinton Email Probe in Secret Declaration 06/07/2016

FBI: Hillary Clinton to face Criminal Indictment for Email Abuse Very Soon 06/05/2016 Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy

EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when she attacked and humiliated him in front of White House staff one week before his death, FBI agents claim 06/02/2016

Shirtless Primary Pranksters Featured In New Hillary Clinton Ad | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 06/02/2016

Fellow Democrats Turn on Clinton 05/31/2016

7 Articles To Read Uncovering Hillary Clinton’s Haiti Record 03/03/2016

Elizabeth Warren is Trying to Unite the Democratic Party, But All She's Doing is Betraying Progressives 05/310/2016

Hillary Clinton Campaign Dismisses 2009 Honduran Coup Involvement As ‘Nonsense’ 03/09/2016

A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons 05/23/2016

If the vast majority of the public knew about half of these stories and they also had adequate opportunity to hear from grassroots candidates, whether it's Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein or anyone else it is hard to imagine why they would even consider Hillary Clinton which is presumably why Debbie Wasserman Schultz seems to be trying to rig the debate and media coverage to benefit Hillary Clinton who she endorsed in 2008, and only seems to claim to be neutral now that she's Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Is the academic world defending democracy? or corrupting it?

It is often said that colleges are defenders of democracy where ideas are debated freely; this is necessary to protect democracy and it is also necessary to get the information the public needs to them, and enable them to compare all ideas to make the best decisions possible when participating in the democratic process.

Unfortunately the cost of college keeps it out of reach for the vast majority of the public and, even worse, a close look may indicate that the best ideas with the most credible research often takes a distant back seat to the ideas with the most political support, especially in the media; however there appears to be an enormous amount of academic support for these political ideologies, even when they don't stand up to scrutiny.

A close look at almost any given subject, especially if it impacts economic ideologies that benefit the wealthy or foreign policy, either directly or indirectly, indicates that the beliefs repeated over and over again in the media, and by the highest profile politicians or academics often presented as experts, is not the most reliable. However it takes time on any given subject to sort through the details and figure out where the more reliable research is.

People more accustomed to checking alternative media outlets or reading non-fiction books that aren't promoted much by the traditional media are much more likely to find out about this. Once people do check enough different subjects it should be clear that the best academic work isn't being presented to the majority of the public or used to make the most important political decisions.

As I explained in numerous posts including John McCain really isn't a War Hero; North Korea Nuclear Test Propaganda Is War Mongering and many more previous ones the vast majority of research about foreign affairs is rarely mentioned in the media while they repeat propaganda to maintain a permanent state of war over and over again. For example, on a few occasions they might remind the public about the Iranian coup with the help of the CIA in 1953, or that the Reagan government sold arms to both sides of the Iran/Iraq war and other activities then quickly forget it; but they will repeat Iranian retaliation over and over again without reminding the public what they're retaliating against.

Like other subjects there are some more credible college professors or reporters doing a much better job reporting this; however the reporters have to work for alternative media outlets assuming they find work at all, with less resources and both the professors and reporters like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, Stacy Mitchell and many more including those contributing to the American Empire Project (additional sources available for other subjects will be listed at end of post) are treated like radical fringe professors, if they're mentioned at all by the traditional media. In most cases they ignore them since even mentioning them might bring attention to them and if people check their work they might realize that it holds up much better to scrutiny than the traditional version of truth presented by the mainstream media.

Establishment ideologies often have many of the same characteristics of a cult. They repeat their version over and over again with charismatic speakers often using a variety of psychological manipulation tactics. This isn't a fringe conspiracy theory, at least if you use the strictest definition of the word conspiracy, since the vast majority of the information that they're downplaying isn't completely secret but it is almost absent absent from political and media discussion on this subject or many others. Some of the alternative media outlets or professors that do more credible research explain many of these manipulation tactics so that those inclined to take the time to read them can compare them and confirm it for themselves.

In "Shock Doctrine" Naomi Kline describes hoe Milton Friedman used to speak in a very charismatic and authoritarian manner like a preacher when promoting his fiscal ideology. Most of his students were almost certainly from the upper class and raised to expect to be part of the political class that controls the system. This enabled them to promote their ideology abroad where there was the least amount of resistance for decades. However it eventually began to backfire especially in Latin America where thy finally learned how to stand up to them. This kind of cult mentality can only last so long before it backfires when it does so much damage that society can't function properly, and that is what happened. Milton Friedman's ideologies was forced on Latin America for a long time with the help of tyrants supported by the United States government like Pinochet and numerous others by violently repressing their people. But the news reported to the United States public was very different and they didn't report when they were distracted with the war on terror after 9/11 that a lot of their puppet governments were in the process of being overturned partially reversing the process.

This is also clear when it comes to the recent water crisis in Flint Michigan, which has been part of a pattern of behavior for decades, although it has only made it into the mainstream media recently. Alternative media outlets including Maude Barlow author of "Blue Gold" and Susan Clark and Woden Teachout author of "Slow Democracy" have reported on this crisis years ago long before most of the public ever heard of it. Numerous communities around the world have been facing major problems with their water thanks to the privatization practice of extremists following Milton Friedman's ideology. The most extreme cases have been in third world countries where the mainstream media feels no need to report on but there have been some less extreme examples including in France where one of the leading privatizers is founded and Gloucester Massachusetts, among others which are only reported at the local level. By only reporting it in low profile places they enable the multinational corporations to pull the same scam one time after another.

This is very common among an enormous amount of environmental research, where the best researchers report on astronomical amounts of damage around the world but they can't get any coverage in the mainstream media or attention from the majority of the political establishment. People in third world countries are routinely standing up to corrupt multinational corporations because the damage is already threatening their lives, yet the media refuses to report on most of it. And the economists are often portrayed as the so-called experts; on top of that the energy companies buy up enormous amounts of media time to portray themselves as environmentally friendly while they're causing all this destruction.

It is virtually guaranteed that many more of these examples will be exposed in the years to come, and in many cases they already have been exposed, at least at the local level.

This will guarantee a growing backlash since multinational corporations can't hide the enormous damage they're doing forever.

The same practice goes with one subject after another. When it comes to advertising to children, which most people don't think about very much, the most effective research exposing how deceptive it is and how it is impacting education and even interfering with the democratic process don't get any media coverage. This may seem trivial to most people, but when children are targeted by advertisers, even in schools, they often spend more time thinking about them than their education; and researchers have demonstrated that it impairs the development of critical thinking skills and even impacts their ability to scrutinize promises from politicians threatening their ability to participate in the democratic process.

If there's any doubt about the impact of advertising on the economy or quality of life, imagine of they send advertising expenses through the roof along with lobbying, shipping, union busting, and legal expenses that don't benefit consumers through the roof while cutting expenses that do benefit consumers how will that impact the value and quality of consumer goods or service?

It would of course be a disaster and yet this is happening even though politicians, media pundits, and academic experts rarely if ever mention this to the majority of the public.

There are numerous academic sources defending the current patent and copyright system based on the claim that it provides incentive for innovation yet a closer look indicates that it provides more pay, in many cases for copyright lawyers than it does for authors. Now that we have new computer technology it is much more expensive to prevent the free distribution of information than it is to spread it even when it comes to educational information people need to participate in the democratic process. The government routinely subsidizes medical research or other kinds of research then allows multinational corporations to have patents any way and is even extending them enabling the multinational corporations to gouge consumers.

Yet this isn't reported to the vast majority of the public and they try to portray those that exchange information as "pirates" as if they're the ones destroying our education system by giving people the information they need to participate in the democratic system. Researchers that try to minimize this or correct these problems like Lawrence Lessig, Robert McChesney or John Nichols are treated like fringe "radicals" and little or no high profile discussion takes place to find a more effective system to educate the public in a fair manner.

There are an enormous amount of academic sources that study politics in a manner that is far more likely to manipulate the public than educate them so they can look out for their own best interests like Karl Rove, Frank Luntz and many more who get far more attention than those that try to expose their manipulation tactics. When it comes to choosing the leaders of many colleges they routinely chose those with the most political connections among the wealthy rather than those that do the best work, like Lawrence Summers, William Bulger, or John Silber, all of whom are often paid batter than those doing the best work that stands up to scrutiny, assuming scrutiny is actually applied.

In most cases this scrutiny isn't actually applied, or at least not in a high profile manner; the best research is often relegated to lower profile alternative media outlets or books that most people don't read.

This also applies to authoritarian child rearing methods for children that often lead to escalating violence and blind obedience to authority especially in the military. This is often used differently along class or racial lines. Those that are expected to do menial labor are much more likely to be taught in an authoritarian manner while those expected to develop critical thinking skills for more complicated jobs are often taught using less authoritarian methods that help encourage the development of critical thinking skills necessary for advanced education.

This escalates in institutions like the military or police academies where recruits are put intensive boot camp where they're taught to blindly obey orders without question and hazing is often used to intimidate anyone that thinks for themselves. the psychological research for these boot camp techniques are done in the academic world without explaining it to the majority of the public so they won't realize they're being manipulated.

The good news is that even without political clout or an enormous amount of resources the more sincere researchers have been able to do a much better job than those with the most political connection but they have little or no opportunity to get their point across to the vast majority of the public. As I said this doesn't fit the strictest definition of a conspiracy, since it isn't completely secret; however the best researchers are limited to low profile methods of getting their points across while the political establishment has centralized authoritarian control over the mass media and the leading political parties and the system to interview and elect politicians.

Sometimes it is almost like the most trustworthy are only allowed to speak in "free speech zones" where hardly no one is listening; which might as well be a conspiracy.

Do we really need all these academics that are more concerned about manipulating the public for benefit of the wealthy instead of looking out for the best interests of all?

I've written dozens if not hundreds of posts about additional material to back up mt conclusions most of which can be found on my table of context but the following are a few of the external sources cited here followed by some of my relevant previous posts about the academic divide and some of the more reliable sources on various subjects:

Blue Gold The global water crisis and the commodification of the world's water supply A Special Report issued by the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) by Maude Barlow She followed this up with a longer book by the same name and another called "Blue Covenant."

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein - PDF

Slow Democracy by Susan Clark and Woden Teachout

And these are my previous posts:

Roy F Fox on unethical targeting of children by marketers

Roy F Fox Harvesting Minds, Channel One Indoctrination of Kids

Wal-Marts unethical marketing to children

Michelle Obama pushes token advertising restrictions while ignoring research that calls for more

Copyright Bureaucracy

Copyright violators are thought criminals

Lawrence Lessig encouraging an Educational Commons

Fundamentals of Psychology

Manipulation Tactics

Political Manipulation

Philip Zimbardo, Lucifer Effect, Stanford Prison Experiment including information about how this may be used for indoctrination purposes when military puts recruits through Boot Camp.

Corruption or Bias in the American Psychological Association

Eli Roth’s Milgram/Obedience experiment much more extensive than most people realize

Political Psychologist Are Suppressing Democracy

Does child abuse and bullying lead to more violence?

Child abuse and bullying link in study long over due

The real victim rights advocates

Cause and Effect of Hatred

Coming soon real reform ….. or book burning? Genocide?