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  •  I wrote a diary not too long ago... (none)
    ...about this sort of thing, that being the enemy within, but was referencing Al Form and Will Marshall and the DLC crowd specifically (though this is the same cadre of turncoats).

    The Fright-WingTM grew out of the rubble of the failed Goldwater campaign in 1964. The Fright-WingTM has literally poured billions of dollars into seizing power and shaping public opinion, because when they move the political football it pays off in the form of gutting the public infrastructure and profiteering as a result.

    They get richer peddling this shit.

    But who is on our side?

    We are staring down the barrel of a multi-billion dollar noise machine that spews focus group tested propaganda (pure and simple).

    On our side have a volunteer army playing ad hoc catch-up, yet we are being lead into the battle (i.e the ditch) by a party establishment and "leadership" which is being employed by some of the very same financial pockets funding the Fright-WingTM.

    Let's look at where the party "centrists" like the the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and Progressive Policy Institute's (PPI) get their money from.

    PPI is part of the Third Way Foundation whose chairman is Al From, and describes itself as a "nonprofit corporation". Between 2000 and 2002, the Foundation received $225,000 from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, one of top Fright-WingTM funding foundations.

    The DLC and its closely associated Progressive Policy Institute are the recipient of grants from many Fortune 500 firms as well from such Fright-WingTM foundations as the Bradley Foundation.

    Corporate contributors to the Progressive Policy Institute include AT&T Foundation, Eastman Kodak Charitable Trust, Prudential Foundation, Georgia-Pacific Foundation, Chevron, and Amoco Foundation.

    The Third Way Foundation, which is an umbrella group for the New Democrats of the DLC, receives funding from the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Ameritech Foundation, and General Mills Foundation. According to a magazine report, the DLC counts on funding from Bank One, Citigroup (whose majority sotck holder is the Saudi Royal Family), Dow Chemical, DuPont, General Electric, Health Insurance Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Occidental Petroleum, and Raytheon.

    In the vein of the old adage I ask again... with friends like these...

    cheers,

    Mitch Gore

    Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

    by Lestatdelc on Fri Jan 07, 2005 at 12:46:47 PM PST

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