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Egalitarian Zetetic Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:50 PM
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The Origins of the Overclass
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The origins of this machine, interestingly enough, can be traced back to the CIA. This is not to say the machine is a formal CIA operation, complete with code name and signed documents. (Although such evidence may yet surface and previously unthinkable domestic operations such as MK-ULTRA, CHAOS and MOCKINGBIRD show this to be a distinct possibility.) But what we do know already indicts the CIA strongly enough. Its principle creators were Irving Kristol, Paul Weyrich, William Simon, Richard Mellon Scaife, Frank Shakespeare, William F. Buckley, Jr., the Rockefeller family, and more. Almost all the machine's creators had CIA backgrounds.

During the 1970s, these men would take the propaganda and operational techniques they had learned in the Cold War and apply them to the Class War. Therefore it is no surprise that the American version of the machine bears an uncanny resemblance to the foreign versions designed to fight communism. The CIA's expert and comprehensive organization of the business class would succeed beyond their wildest dreams. In 1975, the richest 1 percent owned 22 percent of Americas wealth. By 1992, they would nearly double that, to 42 percent the highest level of inequality in the 20th century.

Another early elite was Allen Dulles, who served as Director of the CIA from 1953 to 1961. Dulles was a senior partner at the Wall Street firm of Sullivan and Cromwell, which represented the Rockefeller empire and other mammoth trusts, corporations and cartels. He was also a board member of the J. Henry Schroeder Bank, with offices in Wall Street, London, Zurich and Hamburg. His financial interests across the world would become a conflict of interest when he became head of the CIA. Like Donavan, he would recruit exclusively from societys elite.

By the 1950s, the CIA had riddled the nations businesses, media and universities with tens of thousands of part-time, on-call operatives. Their employment with the agency took a variety of forms, which included:
Leaving one's profession to work for the CIA in a formal, official capacity.
Staying in one's profession, using the job as cover for CIA activity. This undercover activity could be full-time, part-time, or on-call.
Staying in one's profession, occasionally passing along information useful to the CIA.
Passing through the revolving door that has always existed between the agency and the business world.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:29 PM
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1. Dulles was also closely associated with the Bush family
I've posted about this on several threads lately, because it seems important:
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The short version is that Prescott Bush hired Allen Dulles in 1934 to conceal the connections of his father-in-law (George Herbert Walker) with I.G. Farben. The Dulles brothers then continued working as lawyers for Prescott Bush and Averall Harriman through the Thirties, handling their dealings with Nazi firms.

It was Dulles who was primarily responsible in the early 50's for leading the CIA into the study of methods of psychological manipulation like those being used currently in Iraq.

(Also, if the suggestions that George H.W. Bush was CIA going back into the 1950's are correct, that would mean he was recruited when Dulles was its head -- but there is no hard evidence on the matter.)
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