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FTR #890 Tracking from the Far Right: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

QUICK: Who said this?: “ ‘It seems like the [United States Dollar] and [Great Britain’s Pound] are both likely to go the way of the zim­babwe dol­lar,’ he sug­gested in March 2009. ‘Espe­cially with that cock­bag Bernanke decid­ing to mag­i­cally print 1.2T more dollars.’ . . . Obama was ‘plan­ning to devalue the cur­rency absolutely as fast as the­o­ret­i­cally pos­si­ble,’ he wrote. . . .” Ted Cruz? Donald Trump? Marco Rubio? Paul Ryan? Rand Paul? No, it is Edward Snowden. Note how this jibes with Paul Krugman’s description of the GOP primary field: ” . . . . After all, Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, not only berated Ben Bernanke, Ms. Yellen’s predecessor, for policies that allegedly risked inflation (which never materialized), but he also dabbled in conspiracy theorizing, accusing Mr. Bernanke of acting to “bail out fiscal policy.” . . . But Wall Street isn’t the only source of malign pressure on the Fed, and in the actually existing U.S. political situation, such a bill would essentially empower the cranks — the gold-standard-loving, hyperinflation-is-coming types who dominate the modern G.O.P., and have spent the past five or six years trying to bully monetary policy makers into ceasing and desisting from their efforts to prevent economic disaster.” This program highlights the far-right, fascistic forces underlying Eddie the Friendly Spook. Much of the program consists of excerpts of past programs, stretching back to the late 1990’s. The electronic “vacuum cleaner” approach of NSA and GCHQ has been on the public record for years. In the 1990’s NSA, GCHQ and the ECHELON/Five Eyes network came under joint assault by Germany and the Free Congress Foundation. The latter is very close to Nazi alumni of the Third Reich, the OUN/B in particular, and is an element deeply involved in projecting the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations back into the former U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe. GOP bigwig Grover Norquist has been a vociferous opponent of NSA spying, as well as shepherding Muslim Brotherhood-linked elements in the United States. Program Highlights Include: Mr. Emory’s first post on “L’Affaire Snowden,” in which he wondered aloud what all the fuss was about, since this has been on the public record for years; review of the fact that other European countries do the same thing as NSA/GCHQ; Review of Snowden’s views on Social Security: ” . . . Snow­den wrote that the elderly ‘wouldn’t be fuck­ing help­less if you weren’t send­ing them fuck­ing checks to sit on their ass and lay in hos­pi­tals all day.’ ”


FTR #851 Technocratic Fascism and Post-Reaganoid Political Dementia: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updating “L’Affaire Snowden,” this program analyzes the fundamental political/ideological principles that unite Eddie the Friendly Spook (Snowden) with the corporate entities comprising “Big Tech.” Taking advantage of the notion that “government is bad, but corporations are good” (“post-Reaganoid political dementia”), many of the individuals and companies in the tech world are pursuing and achieving goals that are fundamentally antithetical to democratic principles. Fundamental to the discussion is a brilliant analysis by David Golumbia in “Uncomputing.org” that distills the essence of “technocratic fascism”–the political and social philosophy that unites “coders”–Snowden, Assange and hackers of all stripes–with the corporate giants of Big Tech. Building on a viewpoint similar to that expressed in “The Decline of the West,” by Oswald Spengler (a text fundamental to much of 20th century fascism), they contend that society is broken, the political process is broken, and therefore they have the right–expressed as “natural law”–to do whatever they think is best. Democratic polities are to have no say in their actions, regardless of the potential consequences for the members of those polities. They do not feel that they need “the consent of the governed.” Program highlights include: the presence at the exclusive elite gathering of the Bilderbergers of key Silicon Valley techies including Peter Thiel and Alex Karp of Palanthir; review of the relationship between Ron Paul–Snowden’s political idol–and Thiel; the presence of Third Reich alumni in the Bilderberger gatherings; the anti-labor practices of Big Tech; the role of Big Tech in financing extreme right candidates like Ted Cruz; the drive by the Indian government of Narendra Modi (whose election was aided by EBay’s Pierre Omidyar) to undermine India’s laws against child labor, a synoptic overview of the key elements of our analysis of The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook.


Update on Eddie the Friendly Spook’s Economic Warfare against the U.S.

Snowden–whom we think is being directed by BND (as well as by an element of CIA)–engaged in his “op” in order to justify a pre-arranged economic offensive against the American IT sector. As we noted in our series on Eddie the Friendly Spook, the Snowden “op” is an act of economic and political warfare against the United States. Now, we note an article that chronicles serious damage to the U.S. high-tech economy as a result of Snowden’s “op.”


Update on The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updating our long, detailed discussion of The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook [Snowden] aka “The Peach Fuzz Fascist”, we note a number of things, including: more information that Snowden’s so-called “disclosures” were actually intended to justify a pre-arranged German, EU and Brazilian IT economic warfare offensive against the United States; Snowden’s consummate hypocrisy in disclosing information to Nazi fellow-travelers Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange that neither should possess; Greenwald’s flacking for the Muslim Brotherhood; German protege and Luxembourg EU Commissioner Viviane Reding’s championing of an EU intelligence agency designed to do exactly what the hypocritical EU complains about when done by the NSA and GCHQ; the recent (declined) offer of inclusion of Germany into the Five Eyes Club; Palantir’s role in spying on Facebook users for the military.


Edward Snowden, Unplugged: The Elderly “Wouldn’t be Fucking Helpless If You Weren’t Sending Them Fucking Checks to Sit on their Ass and Lay in Hospitals all Day”

Excerpting some of Snowden’s 2009 online musings–crafted during the same time period in which he decided to leak NSA documents–gives us insight into his true nature. We’ve mentioned Snowden’s embrace of the gold standard, belief that we should eliminate Social Security and deep affinity for Ron Paul. Perhaps examining his actual pronouncements will prove educational. Snowden [at right] is a nasty little fascist. People should carefully consider the rest of his behavior in the context of his ideological statements.


The EU Strikes a Blow For Net Neutrality. And Against it.

Last September, the EU fleshed out its plans for a major telecom regulation overhaul. The package of proposals included a dedication to protecting net neutrality. From a digital social justice standpoint, net neutrality is a critical right so the EU’s announced reform package was, in many ways, some very good news. Unfortunately, the good news on the EU’s telecom overhaul isn’t the only news.


Surprise, Surprise! BND Spies on the United States

It comes as no surprise to knowledgeable observers that the BND, the German foreign intelligence service born of the Reinhard Gehlen Nazi spy outfit from World War II, is spying on the United States. A BND signals intelligence organization called RAHAB spies on the United States, as well as the SWIFT network, used to track terrorist funding. Interestingly and significantly, in the dustup following Eddie the Friendly Spook’s revelations, Germany has threatened to suspend the SWIFT program.


Too Much of a Good Thing? Part 2: A Secret Trilogue and Business as Usual

With last week’s blizzard of Snowden leaks on NSA spying in the EU hitting the news, the EU parliament overwhelmingly passed a draft set of new EU data privacy rules with a fast-tracked time frame of implementation by mid April 2014. But, in a surprising twist, the David Cameron just managed to do away with the fast tracking, arguing that the proposed rules would be an onerous burden on businesses. So the new EU data privacy rules are still coming, but not for at least another year and presumably with a lot of changes. Those aren’t the only changes that may be coming to the internet.


Snowden’s Ride, Part 12: The Gruppenhobbit, the Deep Fifth Column and the Underground Reich

In this post, we examine the circumstances, personal history and political and professional antecedents of Alex Karp (pictured at right), the CEO of Palantir, whom we nickname “The Gruppenhobbit.” The dominant influence on Karp is the famous philosopher Juergen Habermas, an ostensible leftist whose intellectual antecedents are Nazi. The young Habermas was in the Hitler Youth and the Wehrmacht. Habermas was director of the Max Planck Institute for 12 years. That institution was the renamed Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, a fount of Nazi science and the epicenter of Josef Mengele’s Auschwitz research.


Too Much of a Good Thing? The New EU Data Privacy Rules Have a Transparency Problem

There are some big changes headed towards the internet but we don’t know what they are yet. And that probably won’t change any time soon. It’s a problem.