Originally posted by John Percival Hackworth
"you don't get to be Prime Minister in the UK if Rupert Murdoch doesn't like you."
I am of the opinion that Murdoch needs to be reigned in. His political influence is damaging to the democratic process of every nation his corporation
has powerbases in, particularly the UK, the US, and of course, his native Australia.
Quite simply, Rupert Murdoch will NOT be "reigned in", and his empire will continue to grow in size and power - despite any seeming monopoly. Whilst
many people deny the existence of such "conspiracy theories" as the Illuminati and by extension the idea of a group of super-powerful and mega-rich
people ruling the world, people like Rupert Murdoch tend to confirm such ideas. He is without a doubt one of the most powerful men on the planet. How
high up the "chain of command" he actually goes is open to conjecture - personally I think not THAT much higher than politicians, simply because he
is visible on a day-to-day basis. But, the fact that it seems to be a given, even among politicians, that "you don't get to be Prime Minister in the
UK if Rupert Murdoch doesn't like you" says much for the idea that politicians are simply puppets for other interests.
Let me expand upon this idea a bit. There are many many quotes from many many prime ministers, presidents and other senior and well-respected
government officials (people in the know) to the effect that they themselves KNOW they are not the highest power. For example:
"The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes." - Felix Frankfurter, US Supreme Court Justice, 1960
"From the time I took office as Chancellor of the Exchequer I began to learn that the State held, in the face of the Bank and the City, an
essentially false position as to finance. The Government was not to be the substantive power, but was to leave the Money Power supreme and
unquestioned." - Chancellor of the Exchequor William Gladstone, 1852
"The international bankers swept statesmen, journalists, and jurists all on one side and issued their orders with the imperiousness of absolute
monarchs." - Lloyd George, talking about the Versailles Peace Conference after the First World War
"The state does not function as desired. The car does not obey. A man is at the wheel and he seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the
desired direction. It moves as another force wishes." - Vladimir Lenin
I could go on all day but you get the general idea. Also, probably one of the most important quotes ever from a member of possibly the most important
and influential family in modern history tells its own story:
"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes its laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothchild, 1790
Simply stated, this means that those who have the power to buy anything they want can have ANYTHING they want - including the Prime Minister they
want, the President they want, the laws they want, the treatment of the public they want, etc etc. This, after most of my adult lifetime's
observation of political events in the UK and USA, I know to be true - as does anyone else who can shake off the pernicious filtering effect of the
media and mainstream "knowledge". The idea that Rupert Murdoch (and similar people in this country and others) has a massive influence on the
selection (not election!) of Prime Ministers in the UK is not only 100% correct (you only have to look at the influence the media has on the minds of
the public to see the truth in this) but, to my mind, confirmation that there really IS a mega-rich "power elite" who order the world as they want
it. The idea that those further down the ladder could in any way "regin in" such people shows a lack of understanding of how the world really works
(no offence intended). It is people like Murdoch who do the reigning...
Incidentally, he also owns Myspace. Take from that what you will...