Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Conspiracy expansion

I like where this is headed. Right now I'm all about writing a movie that exposes the true ugliness of unchecked power. The government idea and this conspiracy idea both have underlying themes of corruption and power-hungriness.


The CFR's goal is to keep the United States out of war. Their rationale is that when the U.S. is not at war, and the economy is good, and people are employed and spending money, it weakens the U.S. government's power domestically. No wars = No need for our government. This stems from the Libertarian philosophy that the government's only job is to defend us from terrorists and malicious nations. By lessening the government's power at home, they could then buddy up to the next in line, which is the giant corporations that would control all of the big money in both the U.S. and global economies. The CFR identified corporate power to have a much higher growth rate than governmental power, so naturally the CFR chose the corporate route in the long run. They would first however have to steer the U.S. government in a direction of peace. During the Clinton years, the CFR was getting ready to make its move shortly after the gulf war. They had begun talks with all the major corporations that were carrying defense contracts from the U.S. government (Boeing, Lockheed-Martin etc) who were starting to view their weapons contracts as albatrosses. Under Richard Hastings, the CFR proposed a plan that they called "the swap", which would essentially ship the majority of weapons contracts overseas in trade for money and technological resources that participating nations would send back to the U.S. The people who lost their defense contract jobs in America were assured they would either be compensated with a generous retirement package or put to work on the many new exciting domestic projects the U.S. Government and CFR were introducing. These new domestic projects were not actually "new". They were in fact a collection of ideas that dated as far back as the CFR itself, but were always pushed to the back burner thanks to WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Cold, and Iraq wars. Now that the U.S. was having its most peaceful time in almost a century, the CFR was looking pretty good in the global world as it was creating jobs for our allies overseas, bringing money and technology sharing to the U.S., and finally getting to those home security and domestic renovation projects that had been sitting around for decades. It was around this time when Hastings hired Stemme to be the director of foreign affairs of the CFR. Hastings needed to dedicate all of his time to getting corporate sponsorship in the U.S. to support the CFR and its policies, so he needed someone with a good background in foreign economics to front the handling of the job outsourcing that had been approved. Stemme and Hastings had little contact with one another for several years, but both were proving to be similarly effective at their respective posts, each garnering billions in financial support both at home and overseas. Things were good for the CFR. The key piece of Hasting's vision for the CFR was the chief item on that list of "backburnered projects" that had been underway, which was developing an alternative fuel source to replace oil. Hastings knew that once the CFR and its corporate allies developed their fool proof alternative fuel, that the last piece would be in position to crown themselves as the new leaders of the free world. This was of course a very lucrative enterprise. They made sure to keep information of this away from the government and away from all of the major motor corporations in America, and instead began building research facilities overseas alongside factories to develop prototypes that would run on this new fuel source. The government had sealed its own demise, by signing the "Free Global Business Act" which gave the CFR the power to do an unlimited amount of business with countries that were on a list of pre-approved Federal trade partners. The CFR knew exactly how to manipulate the language of this bill in order to be able to do massive amounts of materials exporting to remote countries behind the government's back. In addition to this sneaky diplomatic maneuver, the CFR also ran interference at home by giving millions to anti-oil groups to increase awareness of the dangers of oil-based fuels on both our environment and our safety. While the government and its corporate allies in the General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford Corporations sweated it out fighting the noise at home, Hastings and Stemme were silently laughing overseas about how sweet the day will be when they have set their plan into motion.

The alternative fuel was really just the icing on the cake. The CFR had structured its contracts for the "domestic renovation" with very clever language which delegated the U.S. government as the owners of the finished product if and only if they were the "majority grantor of funding" for the projects. At the time of the contract signing the U.S. Government was the majority grantor, but through the CFR's tricky process of moving funds from one place to another, it was the CFR that really became the owners, as the contract did not specify the U.S. Government specifically, but merely "the majority grantor of funding". So the CFR pulled an old trick which was to initially take the government's money, but slip it back into their pocket when they weren't looking. The contracts were again very tricky in that they gave the budgeting and dispersion rights directly to the CFR under the agreement that records would be kept of where the money was spent. They rechanneled the government's money back into public school systems, welfare, and other government programs that were on the list alongside all of the other, much more weighty items, which the CFR privately funded. They were very careful to ensure that not a single penny of the government's money was used on any of what they called "A-List" items. The government's share of the money fr these "A-List" items was made up through a combination of taxes on the defense contracts given to foreign countries (which thanks to Hastings belonged to the CFR) and corporate sponsorship. So as a result, new highways, new ports, new security systems at airports and borders, renovated police stations, fire stations, even a new array of buildings smack in the heart of Washington D.C. would all belong to the CFR and their corporate investors, not the government. Things were going well for the CFR indeed...

but of course, then 9/11 happened...

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