A colleague of Eddie the Friendly Spook [Snowden], Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald, Kim Schmitz, [aka “Kim Dotcom”] espouses the same libertarian/free market ideology underlying the “corporatism” of Benito Mussolini. (Schmitz is pictured at right, demonstrating the lifestyle of the downtrodden and politically oppressed.) With an extensive criminal record in Germany and elsewhere, “Der Dotcommandant” has eluded serious punishment for his offenses, including executing the largest insider trading scheme in German history. Embraced by the file-sharing community and elements of the so-called progressive sector, Dotcom actually allied himself with John Banks and his far-right ACT Party in New Zealand. His embrace of the so-called progressive sector came later and is viewed as having damaged left-leaning parties at the polls. Dotcom is enamored of Nazi memorabilia and owns a rare, author-authographed copy of “Mein Kampf.” Much of the second side of the program compares the “Divine, Theocratic” free-market economic theory of The Family and the corresponding ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. Both see wealth and economic privilege as a matter of divine will, with that perceived will being the governing ethos of an ideal society.
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