Posted: December 8th, 2011 by Militant Libertarian
JP Morgan, Exxon, Boeing, Among State Department’s New Advisers.
The Washington Post has recently reported in an article titled, “Hillary Clinton turns to think tankers for new Foreign Affairs Policy Board,” that the US State Department will from now on depend on permanent advisory drawn from the ranks of what it calls “think tank scholars.” The article also notes that this move is similar to the already existing Defense Policy Board at the Pentagon, and that this is an effort to make the US State Department more like the Defense Department – however in which way the author is not clear.
Since the US State Department literally is directing armies of protesters and their armed counterparts in the streets from Tunisia to Syria, from Belarus to Moscow, and from Myanmarto Bangkok and Malaysia, it would indeed make sense to reconfigure it into something more suitable to oversee warfare rather than diplomacy. It is the US State Department from which organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy and its myriad of seditious-sowing NGOs stem from and go forth manipulating foreign governments rather than dealing with them as equal sovereign states, a long running theme pursued throughout the upper echelons of the “globocratic” elite.
The board the Washington Post describes contains 25 members led by Brookings Institution president Strobe Talbott, former-US Deputy Secretary of State and Rhodes Scholar. The Washington Post then lists 10 other members drawn from these think-tanks, including:
Nina Hachigian, Center for American Progress
Jane Harman, Woodrow Wilson Center
Robert Kagan, Brookings
Stephen Krasner, Hoover Institution
Ellen Laipson, Stimson Center
Vali Nasr, Brookings
Tom Pickering, Brookings
John Podesta, Center for American Progress
James Steinberg, Brookings
Laura Tyson, Center for American Progress
What Does it Mean? Corporate Fascism.
Should it alarm Americans to see “think-tank scholars” guiding US policy officially? Considering that these think-tanks have literally wrote America’s destiny for decades, regardless of who was in office and what political ideology they claimed to profess, Clinton’s move to fold them into a permanent, official advisory board is but a formality. The Washington Post’s presentation most likely makes the average American believe their future and their nation’s foreign policy are in capable “scholarly” hands. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
The Brookings Institution, Hoover Institution, Center for American Progress, the Stimson Center, and the Woodrow Wilson Center are all funded by and represent the interests of the largest corporate-financiers on earth, some like BAE (British Aerospace Engineering), not even American firms. This alarming convergence of government and corporations has a name: corporate fascism.
A centralized, increasingly authoritarian autocratic oligarchy constituted of corporations, their policy think-tanks, and even their own directors holding positions both within the government and throughout its various private sector peripheries, not only represents the death of America’s Constitutional Republic, but the same alarming threat to the world it faced with the rise of European fascism in Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Benito Mussolini’s Italy.