The first segment of what follows is used by permission from the Defender’s website. It will be followed by additional information, MHProNews analysis and commentary. But here is part of the post-Defender report teaser. It is not just Bill Gates. It is not only Gates’ close financial ally, Warren Buffett. It is more than just Gates, Buffett, George Soros or Mark Zuckerberg.
With that backdrop and plan for this news-analysis, let’s dive in to this 3.4.2021 item.
Russell Brand: Is Bill Gates Too Powerful?
In this video exposé of one of the most powerful men in the world, Brand says he’s not here to judge Gates as a human being, but it does seem like an awful lot of power for one individual to wield.
Now that Bill Gates is the top private owner of U.S. farmland, with 242 thousand acres across 18 states, Russell Brand wants to know: Why has Bill Gates become a “Tech Old MacDonald?” Is he simply trying to help people? Or could there be another explanation?
Even more to the point, Brand asks: Should we be worried?
Possibly — given that the amount of farmland in the U.S. is shrinking at the rate of three acres per minute while the U.S. population and demand for food are growing.
Brand cites Henry Kissinger’s frequently quoted statement: “Control oil, and you control nations; control food, and you control the people.” Could Gates be out to “control the people” — by controlling the world’s food supply?
Brand reminds viewers that Gates once “famously announced” he planned to give away his fortune, and spend time helping the world’s poor.
But today, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is worth $50 billion, prompting Brand to ask: “Has the Gates Foundation become too powerful?”
Citing an article in The Defender by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman of Children’s Health Defense, Brand points out that in addition to his vast land holdings, Gates has investments in GMO crops, seed patents, synthetic foods and artificial intelligence, including robotic farmworkers.
Gates also holds commanding positions in food giants such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Philip Morris, Kraft, General Foods, Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble and Amazon (which owns Whole Foods), in addition to multinationals like Monsanto and Bayer that control the world’s chemical pesticide and petrochemical fertilizer markets.
In this video exposé of one of the most powerful men in the world, Brand says he’s not here to judge Gates as a human being — but it does seem like an awful lot of power for one individual to wield.
“It also concerns me that anyone can bias the direction of the fate of a planet so strongly,” Brand says.
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Note that at about the 11:50 mark, Brand suggests that ‘some form of regulation is necessary.’ While concurring with the thrust of his report, on that point, the Masthead would respectfully disagree.
Regulation is a tool of the moat builders. Regulation is being asked for by some of the big tech companies. Why? For the same reason as some want more regulations in manufactured housing or other professions. Carol Roth said it well. Burdensome regulations favors large companies over smaller ones.
In the U.S. and perhaps in other countries too, the answer is to break these firms up under antitrust, RICO, and any other applicable laws.
That noted, Brand is correct in saying that WHO and others get their funding from several of these same billionaires, their nonprofits and corporate interests.
Only by exposing and mobilizing a populist revolt that spans the left-center-right divide can this be stopped. It has been upended – for a time – in the U.S. before during the so-called Gilded Age and Robber Barron era. Antitrust action made that happen. That means it can work again.
Perhaps 70 percent or more of voters – given sufficient understanding how this dark game is played and how this harms each household’s personal interests – could be forged. Honest and ethical businesses, faith-groups, and others must be mobilized. This is when the principle of my 80 percent friend not being my twenty percent enemy must be engaged. There will never be full agreement on every nuance. But the understanding that the system is rigged and it is the top billionaires who have arguably rigged it is enough. Who says?
Buffett and his allies. While “praying” that Bill Gates’ intentions are good is a noble thought from Brand, the realities that Brand himself has thoughtfully outlined suggest otherwise.
Additional Information, Masthead/MHProNews Analysis and Commentary
As the video makes clear, it is not only Bill Gates who is buying up farmland in the U.S. Jeff Bezos is hot on his trail too, says Russell Brand citing the report that documents the claim. Note that the video specifically mentions the obvious connection between Gates and Buffett.
The Brand video does a fine job of weaving in Gates’ own words and video clips from Gates making the pitch from his altruistic sounding perspective. Several thoughts jump to mind.
Brand notes that Davos is not some goody-goody setting of the world’s rich and political elites. Among the images used is Gates with Barack Obama and other globalist figures.
Some of the video news clips Brand’s video used are from Al Jazeera. To those in the U.S. not used to that source, they often raise keen insights. As with any source, the wisdom of the ancient principle of separating the wheat from the chaff must be applied. That noted, there is pushback in India and Africa to Gates’ initiatives. MHProNews – the Defender, Brand and others – note that there is pushback to this group of feudalistic billionaires in America too.
Gates touts tech and its possible benefits in his slippery pitch. Sure. But it obviously has a dark side, as Glenn Greenwald warned only a few weeks ago.
Note that The Defender is among the sources cited by Brand. That digital publication is connected to the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lead Children’s Health Defense (CHD) nonprofit. The complaints from India, for instance, echo what MHProNews previously reported based on the award-winning docu-drama, Poverty Inc.
Just as Brand, the Defender, and Poverty Inc say, Gates have claimed a darker selfish if not evil agenda, Warren Buffett’s son Peter admitted in a video interview that these ‘charities’ are often just philanthro-feudalism. These philanthro-feudalists posture doing good. But in fact lock people into the very problems that they claim to be fixing.
Additionally, RFK Jr. documented how Gates’ clout with much of mainstream media shields him and his nonprofit ‘charities’ from serious scrutiny. There is a steady diet of praise being generated by numerous mainstream media outlets. That praise often crosses the supposed left-right media divide.
As MHProNews documented some years back, as well as more recently, something similar can be said of Warren Buffett. He had his own Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) media group as a subset of his conglomerate. When BRK sold it, Berkshire still carries the financing paper. Additionally, a look at the Berkshire board connects the dots to NBC News. The Buffett-Gates connections result in benefits via MSN (Microsoft News, Bing, etc.). Through investments in Apple, there is Apple News and other tech/media connections.
Something similar could be said of Jeff Bezos, who owns the potent and left-leaning Washington Post. Or of Michael Bloomberg owns the various Bloomberg news media operations. George Soros has numerous nonprofits he has funded.
Philanthro-feudalism and news-media clout are to be seen in several places among the billionaire class. Indeed, some used a different term. Instead of calling it philanthro-feudalism – philanthro-capitalism.
“For the philanthrocapitalists – the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give – it’s like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these “social investors” are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability to match,” said Bloomsbury in 2008.
These media and nonprofits – be they viewed as philanthro-feudalism or philanthro-capitalism – are but another tool in the various moat-builders repertoire.
When how these media, news, philanthro-feudalism (nonprofits or philanthro-capitalism) plus the Iron Triangle are considered, the web of power springs to life. These are evidence based claims that sober minds have identified. Others and MHProNews have routinely done so by citing information produced directly by the billionaires and their corporate, investment, or nonprofit interests.
As this is unpacked and the puzzle pieces are laid on the table, a new way of looking at America and the world emerges.
It sounds so fantastic as to be almost unbelievable. But thankfully, sources across the left- and-right are in various ways and times saying similar things. Some have long ago summed this up as the system being rigged.
An even more succinct summary is that of actor Danny Glover. Glover, who has served on a Buffett-board simply said that this is a monopoly of money (capital and capital access) and information (news, tech, ‘education,’ etc.).
The Deep State is no longer the stuff of movies, TV shows, or supposedly mindless conspiracy theories. Rather, the Deep State is a new term for the multi-decade realities of the revolving door that explains how the Iron Triangle operates. While ‘deep state’ has sprung into the public consciousness, which is good, the argument can be made that the Iron Triangle is a more useful term.
Why? Because the corporate connection to Congress (or other state-level lawmakers) and the bureaucracy begins to come to life.
With these thoughts in mind, Glenn Greenwald’s claim of a “blinding propaganda” comes into focus and begins to make complete sense.
Additionally, while limited in their concerns, when some 150 personalities in media, entertainment and academia signed onto a joint statement that warns of the increased narrowing of authentic debate, that too can not merely be dismissed.
Project Veritas’ exposes, including that of an ABC News anchor who said on hidden camera that there is a problem with fake news begins to make sense.
When a reporter lamented in a ‘hot mic’ moment on camera how much she had on Jeffrey Epstein that her corporate bosses would not let her air, it all begins to come into focus.
Those on the inside – whatever their dark deeds – are protected. They only stop protecting one of their own when the evidence hits a stink pile so high that it can no longer be hidden. Epstein and Gates have – for Gates – an embarrassing set of connections.
It should be noted that while this is a specialized site focused on affordable manufactured homes, the look up into broader macro-issue and how those relate to more granular events in our profession has proven insightful and useful. Each shed light on the other. They issues are often interconnected. For instance, the reason our industry is misunderstood is related to media and tech connected issue. The weaponization of nonprofits has been documented by MHProNews as it relates to affordable manufactured housing.
Buffett was correct in saying that the person in media to be concerned about is the intelligent and determined journalist. Look at what those linked herein have uncovered and reported on!
But it is the notion that what these billionaires are saying is sometimes true, but sometimes paltering, spin, or at other times “Deception and Misdirection,” as the Capital Research Center (CRC) has at various times framed it.
When Molly Ball for Time speaks about a network involving “thousands” used to dethrone President Donald J. Trump, it becomes far more plausible in the light of what is found in this report. But once more, Ball’s generic facts – and then how she framed her narrative based on those facts – must be sifted through the principle of separating the wheat from the chaff.
How Gates helped weaponize the World Health Organization and the Wuhan China virus – the role that the Deep State or Iron Triangle played in that – becomes more clear.
How money from Buffett, Gates, Soros and others were used to fund civil unrest becomes a critical piece of understanding how what should have been an ‘unbeatable’ incumbent president could then be unseated, using a combination of civic unrest, the COVID19 pandemic, and Ball’s “cabal” of “conspirators” who include public officials, media, nonprofits, educators – and of course – business interests. Many of those business interests circle back to the billionaires.
In a land of blatant lies that are made to seem real because an echo chamber of media, politicos, and pundits say something is so – the events on January 6 or March 4, 2021 come into a fresh light. Where was the armed insurrection that NBC and others claimed was going to occur? In unpacking what actually happened on Capitol Hill – and it was a sad scene, which those who are culpable should be held to account – the question arises. Was it a psy-op? A media-theatrical false flag? When the National Guard was reportedly offered in advance on January 6, but was turned down, that begs the question, why? When a U.S. Army psy-op officer was among those caught at the Capitol on January 6, what role if any did that person – or others like her that may not have been caught? – play in that days events? When it turns out that not a single protestor that was arrested had a firearm, per the most recent report in developing news – in what sense was this an ‘insurrection?’ When the tent folded almost as quickly as it went up, had this been part of a plan that was meant to succeed – as opposed to a plan that was meant to be a distraction that was meant to fail – why was the entire Capitol Building crowd shut down so quickly once the National Guard did deploy? That is not to draw conclusions. But it is to draw the type of serious questions that common sense poses.
The USA Today in a ‘fact check’ admits that an FBI counterterrorism professional testified that no guns were recovered from protestors inside the Capitol Building. But the USA Today says that lacks context.
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) framed part of that ‘context’ like this: “While there have been no reports of rioters shooting anyone on Jan. 6, there were ample signs that some were considering it. Police allegedly found two guns, a crossbow, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and 11 Molotov cocktails in one truck parked just blocks from the Capitol. Another man who arrived in Washington the day after the insurrection allegedly bragged in text messages that he would shoot Pelosi on live TV.”
Note what is missing from that ‘context?’ That from WPR also makes the oblique point that no guns were taken in the U.S. Capitol Building. Threats using guns, a crossbow, or Molotov cocktails that were “just blocks away” is about as useful as threats using weapons that are a thousand miles away.
Logically, if those who breached the Capitol planned a serious siege, they would have been armed, not parked their weapons blocks away. From day one, there were those voices that said that this was a psy-op or false flag useful for defeating President Donald Trump’s allies in Congress attempt to stop the certification of a widely disputed election outcome.
The media is adept at creating bright shiny objects that get lots of attention that arguably divert attention from the more sobering points that ought to be reported. That fact that only a few in the U.S. Capitol may have had ties with Antifa or Black Lives Matter does not make that point irrelevant. The fact that only one Army psy-ops officer was known to be present does not make that irrelevant. When video video shows Capitol police essentially waving or bringing some in, while other Capitol police did indeed try to keep crowds out are both relevant pieces of information. News is being weaponized. Weaponized news is part of the moat. Weaponized reports are part of the Iron Triangle. See those linked reports above.
In a separate report that will be published today, MHProNews asked the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) exactly what do they do when some media outlet fails to uphold their standards stated in their code of ethical conduct? So far, a deafening silence has reigned. Yet MHProNews contacted multiple people there, delivery of the message was confirmed, but no response has been given.
Back to the Defender and Brand’s video. There is certainly a case to be made that a few people have grown too rich and too powerful. MHProNews stated succinctly in the graphic below over to years ago, and in various articles prior to that time, how important break up of these monopolists was necessary under antitrust laws.
With billions available, what is there that can’t be sufficiently corrupted by the billionaire class?
A CNN report a few years ago made the apt point that dovetails with Brands’ Davos comment. The reporter noted that the billionaires are talking to each other “all the time.” That may have been hyperbole, but routine conversations, periodic meetings such as at Davos, or other methods are all that is needed when a tacit understanding already exists.
Are there rivalries between the feudalistic overlords of America and the planet? If Mark Zuckerberg’s statement that he wanted some pain inflicted on Tim Cook led Apple, that would suggest ‘yes.’ But that is perhaps akin to the rivalries of the dukes, barons, and kings of old.
A new feudalism is not only rising, it is here. Perhaps it has not yet been fully entrenched. It can still get upended at times, as Donald Trump demonstrated in his 2015-2016 election campaign. But the proverbial ‘empire of the billionaires and their corporate interests can strike back’ as seemingly occurred in the 2020 election cycle.
Chattel slavery ended officially. But a new and more subtle form of servitude has taken its place in America and beyond. This is the ultimate power base that must be exposed and broken up legally. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are just fronts, as is Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, or RINO-anti-Trump members of the GOP.
President Trump never was nor will he be perfect. But his center-right support threatened the Molly Ball described “cabal” of billionaires and their corporate interests. That is why those who hated Trump spent so much time, money, and effort to upend him.
Similarly, when someone like RFK Jr., who is a self-proclaimed lifelong Democrat challenges Gates, that is also a problem for the ruling class. RFK Jr. comes from a famous family of Democrats – the assassinated President John F. “Jack” Kennedy and the also gunned down Senator Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy. RFK Jr. dares challenge the ruling class narratives. RFK Jr. dares call out and spotlight reports like this one above that exposes Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and others.
This is the type of potential alliance from across the left-and-right that might bring down this billionaire “cabal,” their moats, and their Iron Triangle. The laws needed to do so arguably already exist. What is needed is the will and leadership to get it done.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
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