Photo Combo: “Google’s Chairman, Eric Schmidt, photographed in a New York elevator, carrying Henry Kissinger’s new book, ‘World Order’, 25 Sep 2014″ + “Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt and Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State and National Security Council head under President Richard Nixon, during a ‘fireside chat’ with Google staff at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on 30 Sep 2013. In the talk, Kissinger says National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is ‘despicible’.”
Read this heavily referenced & long excerpt from Julian Assange’s book, “When Google Met Wikileaks”:
I’m not sure if that would be a case of the “pot calling the kettle black,” but here’s a truthful short snip from it, just the same:
There was nothing politically hapless about Eric Schmidt. I had been too eager to see a politically unambitious Silicon Valley engineer, a relic of the good old days of computer science graduate culture on the West Coast. But that is not the sort of person
who attends the Bilderberg conference four years running, who pays regular visits to the White House, or who delivers “fireside chats” at the World Economic Forum in Davos.43
Schmidt’s emergence as Google’s “foreign minister”—making pomp and ceremony state visits across geopolitical fault lines —had not come out of nowhere; it had been presaged by years of assimilation within US establishment networks of reputation and influence.
On a personal level, Schmidt and Cohen [both Jews, btw, as is Kissinger] are perfectly likable people. But Google’s chairman is a classic “head of industry” player, with all of the ideological baggage that comes with that role.44 Schmidt fits exactly where he is: the point where the centrist, liberal, and imperialist tendencies meet in American political life.
By all appearances, Google’s bosses genuinely believe in the civilizing power of enlightened multinational corporations, and they see this mission as continuous with the shaping of the world according to the better judgment of the “benevolent superpower.”
They will tell you that open-mindedness is a virtue, but all perspectives that challenge the exceptionalist drive at the heart of American foreign policy will remain invisible to them.
This is the impenetrable banality of “don’t be evil.” They believe that they are doing good. And that is a problem.
They indeed are “dancing with the Devil,” their disguised & deceiving “benevolent superpower.”
But we all knew it already, didn’t we?!
“They believe that they are doing good. And that is a problem.”
The True God agrees that is a problem! >
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
Read the intricate spider-web of relationships with which this behemoth known as Google is deeply entangled:
“A ‘don’t be evil’ empire is still an empire”:
As far as I can tell, this only applies if you use Google+, which I don’t & never have. But if you do, time to read up:
10/11/13: “Google to Sell Users’ Endorsements” – NYTimes.com:
Creepy info re Facebook in that NYTimes article as well. I don’t use FB either. Yuk! Here’s another link re the same story:
10/11/13: “Google Plans to Use Our Pictures to ‘Endorse’ Ads, Here’s How to Opt-Out” – The Mac Observer:
I wish I didn’t even use Gmail, but at least I don’t do searches while logged in to Gmail webmail (their webmail I rarely use anyway, only via Mail app); nor have I given Goog any ID Photos nor real names at sign up (email addy acts as Name). I never fill out “profiles” for anything, nor street addresses, nor participate in surveys, petitions, etc. Commenting at youtube I have done plenty of &, of course & unfortunately, you have to log in to Goog to do that, but not under Google+, AFAIK.
The only way to survive the privacy invasions & stay online & not be sold out by Big Brother Corporations like Goog & FB is just to lay low & be “wise as a serpent, yet innocent as a dove.”
I’m always shocked how many people use their real names all across the internet. SMH. Pick & use an ID like LawnMowerMan or FlowerGirl or whatever, but never your real name. If you’re a business, though, that’s a different story. Transparency is a must if you’re running a business.