See how much Chilly Hilly makes for a single speech. Do you make as much in a year? Ponder the fact that she produces or purveys nothing. That is, it’s bribery pure and simple. The fatcats aren’t throwing money at her for nought. To speak bluntly, she’s for them and NOT for you. It does shed much light on her backers, doesn’t it? I’ve found that many of her supporters work in the financial services industry, which anticipates a free-for-all Libertarian casino if she becomes President. Do slice the cheese before biting into it… it may be mouldy and maggotty inside…
This is an English translation of an article that I wrote for the German magazine Compact. The high level of intelligent discourse that Compact brings to its readers encouraged me. If only the USA had more people capable of reaching beyond entertainment to comprehending the forces that affect them, then, there might be some hope for America. Compact brings hope to Germany. The German people are beginning to understand that their country isn’t sovereign, but a vassal of Washington, and that their Chancellor serves Washington’s hegemony and American financial interests, not the German people.
Hillary Clinton is proving to be a “teflon candidate”. In her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, she’s escaped damage from major scandals, any one of which would destroy a politician. Hillary accepted massive bribes in the form of speaking fees from financial organisations and corporations. She’s under investigation for misuse of classified data, an offense for which a number of whistleblowers are in prison. Hillary survived the bombing of Libya, her creation of a failed Libyan state that’s today a major source of jihadi terrorists, and the Benghazi controversy. She survived charges that as US Secretary of State she arranged favours for foreign interests in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. Of course, there’s a long list of previous scandals… Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate. Diana Johnstone’s book, Queen of Chaos, describes Hillary Clinton as “the top salesperson for the ruling oligarchy”.
Hillary Clinton is a bought-and-paid-for representative of the big banks, the military-security complex, and the Israel Lobby. She’d represent these interests, not those of the American people or America’s European allies. The Clintons’ purchase by interest groups is public knowledge. For example, CNN reported that between February 2001 and May 2015 Bill and Hillary Clinton received 153 million USD (10.23 billion Roubles. 994.28 million Renminbi. 10.2 billion INR. 193.85 million CAD. 198.41 million AUD. 136.33 million Euros. 106.23 million UK Pounds) in speaking fees for 729 speeches, an average fee of 210,000 USD (14.04 million Roubles. 1.37 million Renminbi. 14 million INR. 266,060 CAD. 272,320 AUD. 187,110 Euros. 145,800 UK Pounds) for each one. As it became clear that Hillary Clinton would emerge as the likely Democratic presidential candidate, she got more. Deutsche Bank paid her 485,000 USD (32.43 million Roubles. 3.16 million Renminbi. 32.33 million INR. 614,470 CAD. 628,930 AUD. 432,130 Euros. 336,740 UK Pounds) for one speech, and Goldman Sachs paid her 675,000 USD (45.12 million Roubles. 4.38 million Renminbi. 45 million INR. 855,180 CAD. 875,310 AUD. 601,410 Euros. 468,660 UK Pounds) for three speeches. Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Fidelity Investments each paid her 225,000 USD (15.04 million Roubles. 1.46 million Renminbi. 15 million INR. 285,060 CAD. 291,770 AUD. 200,470 Euros. 156,220 UK Pounds). Despite Hillary’s blatant willingness to take such bribes publicly, her opponent, Bernie Sanders, hasn’t succeeded in making an issue of Hillary’s shamelessness. Both of the main establishment newspapers, the Washington Post and the New York Times defend Hillary.
Hillary is a warmonger. She pushed the Obama régime into destroying a stable and largely cooperative government in Libya, where the “Arab Spring” were really CIA-backed jihadists used to dislodge China from its oil investments in eastern Libya. She urged her husband to bomb Yugoslavia. She pushed for “régime change” in Syria. She oversaw the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Honduras. She brought neocon Victoria Nuland, who arranged the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of the Ukraine, into the State Department. Hillary called President Vladimir Putin of Russia the “new Hitler.” Hillary as president guarantees war and more war.
Now, the US government is privatised. Officeholders use their positions to make themselves wealthy, not to serve the public interest. Bill and Hillary Clinton epitomise the use of public office in behalf of the officeholder’s interest. For the Clintons, government means using public office to rake in rewards for doing favors for private interests. The Wall Street Journal reported:
“At least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her [Hillary Clinton’s] tenure as Secretary of State donated a total of more than 26 million USD (1.74 billion Roubles. 169 million Renminbi) 1.73 billion INR. 32.94 million CAD. 33.72 million AUD. 23.17 million Euros. 18.05 million UK Pounds) to the Clinton Foundation.”
13 April 2016
Paul Craig Roberts