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    Bohemian Grove, for example, here is a tale:

    Suppose you are invited to a corporate board meeting as a fly on the wall.  

    Each board member is giving a presentation on some aspect of the business which they have researched in order to "earn" their $100,000 a year "salary" for sitting in on 4 of these meetings per year.

    As they go through the presentations, each cites the data, "An increase of 4 point 3 percent"; "Saw a decrease in absenteeism of 9 point 1 percent."  

    On fellow gets up and doesn't have his speech memorized or really even know what he's talking about. He also knows next to nothing about math. (He was chosen for the board because the chairman enjoys his jokes while golfing {and you think I jest!} )But he does have his powerpoint slides.  

    Reading his slides, he comes to a number and blurts out, "Sixteen DOT eight percent" ("dot" rather than "point).  He tells a few jokes. The chairman laughs loudly.  At this sign of approval, everyone applauds.

    Tomorrow, as the board members go back to their own companies where they incestuously sit on each others' boards, talking with underlings, they say, "I want you to cut 4 DOT 75 percent of our costs."  

    They've never said "four point seven five" as "four DOT seven five," but they do so now.  A meme is born.  And spreads, because everyone wants to talk like the boss.

    Within a week, within over a dozen corporations across the nation, "point" has been replaced by the ignorant idiot's "dot" in all discussions of numbers.

     You think I'm making this up, don't you?  ;-)

    Now replace that "dot" with a meme:  A way of looking at economics.  A theory of banking.  A new proposal of a new investment vehicle.  The concept that "free trade will make us rich!"

    Get these powerful people together. Let loose the memes.

    And I guarantee you that before the end of the month, tens, if not hundreds of thousands of corporate workers throughout the world will be parroting the bosses' thoughts.  

    Sooner or later, political fortunes will rise and fall, depending upon how well-paid corporate managers in the suburbs are voting.  

    And they'll be voting along the lines of the invalid theories and lame-brained ideas spouted by their CEOs who "get new ideas" at events like Bohemian Grove.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 08:58:24 PM PDT

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