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RINGOs BINGOs Klein & Company

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One week out from the climate week chaos, the anticipation of something historic — once again — generates a lot of noise, but not much learning. Learning will come later, after the groupie chatter and celebrity banalities subside. Like the Academy Awards, after the glitter and glamour of trite starlets like Naomi Klein begins to [&hellip... more →

Tangled Up in Blue

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The Rockefeller Bros. Circus September 19-26 in New York City — beginning with the People’s Climate March — includes a “Massive Coordinated Direct Action Against Climate Profiteers.” So what do the celebrities behind this direct action to “Stop Capitalism and End the Climate Crisis” propose? Wearing blue. Seriously. And Beyond the March, the RINGOs (Rockefeller-influenced [&hellip... more →

If Only We Believe: The New Green Economy

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Rockefeller-influenced NGOs, or RINGOs, are arguably the Wall Street junta of the new green economy. As adept managers of advertising and public relations, RINGOs like 350 make regular use of techniques like branding to herd their followers. As such, social engineering by RINGOs, like the No KXL campaign, uses Mad Men methods to manipulate a [&hellip... more →

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Progressive Self-Delusion: From Hope and Change to This Changes Everything

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When Obama was running for president in 2008, a prevalent fantasy among progressives was that Obama was a cunning community organizer, who cleverly outfoxed America’s aristocracy, thus becoming the front-running Democratic candidate while they weren’t looking. The reality, of course, was that Obama had sold his soul to Goldman Sachs in 2004, thus ensuring that [&hellip... more →

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Privatized Progressives: A Green Country Club

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Wall Street’s capture of the environmental movement via foundations and dependent NGOs has been so absolute and all-encompassing, that consumers of “green economics” don’t even think about it. It’s as though corporate-sponsored green illusions — like fossil fuel divestment — are divinely inspired truths, rather than clever marketing ploys, thought up by Mad Men to [&hellip... more →

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