"When Rupert Met Daddy Warbucks": An Investigation by D.P. MembersSubmitted by fightapathy on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:56
One of my favorite book is "DOPE, INC." I'm almost ashamed to admit it, considering it was commissioned by Lyndon LaRouche and executed by his staff at EIR magazine. The conclusions of the book are that the Queen of England and Henry Kissinger run the global drug trade, which naturally made the book famous as a predecessor of The Onion.
However, what I liked about DOPE, INC. was the detailed information it presented about big business relationships up to the late 1970s. It gave big names and listed their histories, interests, holding companies, political activities, ties to the government (and the mafia), and their money laundering operations. (The book was very unconvincing, though, in painting common tax dodging as evidence of complicity in the global drug trade.)
Anyway, in light of the global criminal enterprise that is many times more profitable than drug running -- war contracting, weapons manufacturing, and gun running -- it is time for a new version of DOPE, INC., which one might call
"When Rupert Met Daddy Warbucks: the Evil Financial Alliance of Big Media and the Military Industrial Complex"
I have tried to some extent to search for big names and their holding companies, and see if media moguls are major stockholders of weapons manufacturers or army contractors, or vice-versa. But its a big job and it'd be more efficient to organize researchers, set tasks, and compile pertinent evidence into a report. Other D.P. members might wish to collaborate in order to repurpose the report for video production or an accompanying documentary.
Now, this may have already been done. I haven't researched others' works on the subject. Perhaps D.P. members can steer me toward previous research, which might need updating or expansion.
But, one thing is for certain: the alliance of pop media and war profiteering has stolen from the American people trillions of dollars, and any stand against militant Imperialism requires glaring facts in an easy-to-reproduce format, be it audio, video, or handy report.