Russell Brand Lampoons Tax-Evading ‘Space Cowboys’ and System That Created ThemFri 10:16 pm +01:00, 16 Jul 2021 7
Russell Brand criticized the media for pushing the myth that we need heroic billionaires to go into space and build us a future. He also called out the system that lets uber-wealthy dodge taxes by lobbying for tax law loopholes.
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Chances are you aren’t going to space — but you’re paying for other people to go, said Russell Brand.
In a new video, Brand slammed the mainstream media for glamorizing billionaires whose endeavors have negative impacts on ordinary people.
Space programs privately financed by billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are made possible, at least in part, said Brand, through the evasion of corporate tax and government lobbying.
Branson, whose Virgin Galactic is selling tickets to space for $250,000 apiece, lobbied last year for a $500 million government COVID bailout for his company, Virgin Atlantic. And in 2018, Branson’s healthcare company, Virgin Care, made $8 million in profit but paid no corporate tax in the UK.
Musk is set to charge $55 million for a ticket to space, while Bezos will charge $28 million and sit next to the “lucky” passenger.
“The commercial space business is booming. All it took was for the companies involved not to have to pay any corporate tax; for governments to create policies that advance them and for space programs that were once a matter of national pride to be abandoned and lost.”
Brand said corporations are controlling government policy through lobbying.
“Don’t have lobbying anymore,” Brand said. “Don’t have the people that are working in healthcare make profits from it.”
Imagine how things would change if drug companies couldn’t make a profit, Brand said.
Watch the video:
RABBI RABINOVICH’S SPEECH OF JANUARY 12TH, 1952
“Greetings, my children; You have been called her to recapitulate the principal steps of our new program. As you know, we had hoped to have twenty years between wars to consolidate the great gains which we made from World War II, but our increasing numbers in certain vital areas is arousing opposition to us, and we must now work with every means at our disposal to precipitate World War III within five years [They did not precipitate World War III but they did instigate the Korean War when on June 25, 1950 they ordered the North Korean army to launch a surprise attack on South Korea. On June 26, the U.N. Security Council condemned the invasion as aggression and ordered withdrawal of the invading forces. Then on June 27, 1950, our Jewish American President Truman ordered air and naval units into action to enforce the U.N. order. Not achieving their full goals, they then instigated the overthrow of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem, Premier under Bao Dai, who deposed the monarch in 1955 and established a republic with himself as President. Diem used strong U.S. backing to create an authoritarian regime, which soon grew into a full-scale war, with Jewish pressure escalating U.S. involvement].
The goal for which we have striven so concertedly for three thousand years is at last within our reach, and because its fulfillment is so apparent, it behooves us to increase our efforts and our caution tenfold. I can safely promise you that before ten years have passed, our race will take its rightful place in the world, with every Jew a king and every Gentile a slave (Applause from the gathering). You remember the success of our propaganda campaign during the 1930’s, which aroused anti-American passions in Germany at the same time we were arousing anti-German passions in America, a campaign which culminated in the Second World War. A similar propaganda campaign is now being waged intensively throughout the world. A war fever is being worked up in Russia by an incessant anti-American barrage while a nation-wide anti-Communist scare is sweeping America. This campaign is forcing all the smaller nations to choose between the partnership of Russia or an alliance with the United States. Our most pressing problem at the moment is to inflame the lagging militaristic spirit of the Americans. The failure of the Universal Military Training Act was a great setback to our plans, but we are assured that a suitable measure will be rushed through Congress immediately after the 1952 elections. The Russians, as well as the Asiatic peoples, are well under control and offer no objections to war, but we must wait to secure the Americans. This we hope to do with the issue of Anti-Semitism, which worked so well in uniting the Americans against Germany. We are counting heavily on reports of anti-Semitic outrages in Russia to whip up indignation in the United States and produce a front of solidarity against the Soviet power. Simultaneously, to demonstrate to Americans the reality of anti-Semitism, we will advance through new sources large sums of money to outspokenly anti-Semitic elements in America to increase their effectiveness, and we shall stage Anti-Semitic outbreaks in several of their largest cities. This will serve the double purpose of exposing reactionary sectors in America, which then can be silenced, and of welding the United States into a devoted anti-Russian unit. (Note: — Protocol of Zion No. 9, para. 2, states that anti-Semitism is controlled by them. At the time of this speech they had already commenced their campaign of anti-Semitism in Czechoslovakia). Within five years, this program will achieve its objective, the Third World War, which will surpass in destruction all previous contests. Israel, of course, will remain neutral, and when both sides are devastated and exhausted, we will arbitrate, sending our Control Commissions into all wrecked countries. This war will end for all time our struggle against the Gentiles.
We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter- racial tensions.
Forbid the Whites to mate with Whites. The White Women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the White Men with black women. Thus the White Race will disappear, for the mixing of the dark with the White means the end of the White Man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory. We shall embark upon an era of ten thousand years of peace and plenty, the Pax Judaica, and our race will rule undisputed over the world. Our superior intelligence will easily enable us to retain mastery over a world of dark peoples.
Question from the gathering: Rabbi Rabinovich, what about the various religions after the Third World War?
Rabinovich: There will be no more religions. Not only would the existence of a priest class remain a constant danger to our rule, but belief in an after-life would give spiritual strength to irreconcilable elements in many countries, and enable them to resist us. We will, however, retain the rituals and customs of Judaism as the mark of our hereditary ruling caste, strengthening our racial laws so that no Jew will be allowed to marry outside our race, nor will any stranger be accepted by us. (Note: Protocol of Zion No. 17 para. 2, states: ‘Now that freedom of conscience has been declared everywhere [as a result of their efforts they have previously stated] only years divide us from the moment of the complete wrecking of that [Hated] Christian Religion. As to other religions, we shall have still less difficulty with them.’)
We may have to repeat the grim days of World War II, when we were forced to let the Hitlerite bandits sacrifice some of our people, in order that we may have adequate documentation and witnesses to legally justify our trial and execution of the leaders of America and Russia as war criminals, after we have dictated the peace. I am sure you will need little preparation for such a duty, for sacrifice has always been the watchword of our people, and the death of a few thousand lesser Jews in exchange for world leadership is indeed a small price to pay. To convince you of the certainty of that leadership, let me point out to you how we have turned all of the inventions of the White Man into weapons against him. His printing presses and Radios are the mouthpieces of our desires, and his heavy industry manufactures the instruments which he sends out to arm Asia and Africa against him.
Our interests in Washington are greatly extending the Point Four Program (viz. Colombo Plan) for developing industry in backward areas of the world, so that after the industrial plants and cities of Europe and America are destroyed by atomic warfare, the Whites can offer no resistance against the large masses of the dark races, who will maintain an unchallenged technological superiority. And so, with the vision of world victory before you, go back to your countries and intensify your good work, until that approaching day when Israeli will reveal herself in all her glorious destiny as the Light of the World.” (Note: Every statement made by Rabinovich is based on agenda contained in the “Protocols of Zion.”)
“Hitler and the German people didn’t want this war. We didn’t answer Hitlers various petitions for peace. Now we have to admit that he was right. Instead of a cooperation with Germany, which he had offered us, now stands the gigantic, imperialistic might of the Sovjets. I feel ashamed to see how the same intentions which we accused Hitler of now are pursued under a different name.” – Sir Hartley Shawcross, British chief-accuser in Nuerenberg
“We made a monster, a devil out of Hitler. Therefore we couldnt disavow it after the war. After all, we mobilized the masses against the devil himself. So we were forced to play our part in this diabolic scenario after the war. In no way we could have pointed out to our people that the war only was an economic preventive measure.” – US foreign minister Baker (1992)
No Evidence Of Genocide
One of the most important aspects of the Red Cross Report is that it clarifies the true cause of those deaths that undoubtedly occurred in the camps toward the end of the war. Says the Report: “In the chaotic condition of Germany after the invasion during the final months of the war, the camps received no food supplies at all and starvation claimed an increasing number of victims. Itself alarmed by this situation, the German Government at last informed the ICRC on February 1st, 1945 … In March 1945, discussions between the President of the ICRC and General of the S.S. Kaltenbrunner gave even more decisive results. Relief could henceforth be distributed by the ICRC, and one delegate was authorised to stay in each camp …” (Vol. III, p. 83).
Throughout the 1930s, Hitler was duped into persevering in his desire for
friendship with England, an alliance originally proposed jointly by Theodore
Roosevelt and the Kaiser in 1898 between the three Nordic powers, England,
Germany and the United States. The Schroders assured Hitler than their AngloGerman Fellowship in England was a hundred times more influential than it actually
was. With such figures as the Astors and the Chamberlains supporting rapport with
Germany, Hitler was persuaded that war with England was impossible. In 1933 he
had announced his discovery that Marx, Lenin and Stalin had all said that before
international Communism could triumph, England and her Empire must be
destroyed. “I am willing to help defend the British Empire by force if called upon,” he
declared. In 1936, Hitler arranged for meetings to take place between English and
German diplomats, but the desired result was never attained, as the British had
only one goal, to lull Hitler into a sense of false security until they could declare war
To lure Hitler into World War II, it was necessary to guarantee him adequate
supplies of such necessities as ball bearings and oil. Jacob Wallenberg of the
Swedish Enskilda Bank, which controlled the giant SKF ball bearing plant, furnished
ball bearings to the Nazis throughout the war. The anti aircraft guns sending flak
against American air crews turned on SKF ball bearings. Its American plant, SKF of
Philadelphia, was repeatedly put on the Proclaimed List, and each time, Dean
Acheson removed it.
President William S. Farish of Standard Oil refueled Nazi ships and submarines
through stations in Spain and Latin America. When Queen Elizabeth recently came
to the U.S., the only family she visited was the Farishes. Throughout the war, the
British paid royalty to Ethyl Standard Corp. on the gasoline used by German
bombers who were destroying London. The money was placed in Farben bank
accounts until after the war. I.G. Farben was organized by the Warburgs in 1925 as
a merger between six giant German chemical companies, Badische Anilin, Bayer,
Agfa, Hoechst, Welierter-Meer, and GriesheimElektron. Max Warburg was director
of I.G. Farben, Germany, and I.G. Chemie, Switzerland. American I.G. Farben was
controlled by his brother, Paul, architect of the Federal Reserve System, Walter
Teagle of Standard Oil, and Charles Mitchell of National City Bank. Just before
World War II broke out, Ethyl Standard shipped 500 tons of ethyl lead to the Reich
Air Ministry through I.G. Farben, with payment secured by letter of Brown Bros.
Harriman dated Sept. 21, 1938.
Throughout World War II, the Paris branches of J.P. Morgan and Chase
National Bank continued to do business as usual. At the end of the war, occupation
authorities repeatedly issued orders to dismantle I.G. Farben plants, but were
countermanded by Gen. William Draper of Dillon Read, which had financed
German rearmament in the 1920s.
Winston Churchill remarked of this “managed conflict” in 1945, just before it
ended, “There never was a war more easy to stop.” P67
Immediately following the war(WW1) the British government, acting
on orders from their hidden masters in the City, clamped a blockade on Germany. This move had a devastating effect on the
German people. On March 4th, 1919, Winston Churchill declared
in the House of Commons that Britain was “enforcing the blockade
with vigor. . . This weapon of starvation falls mainly on the
women and children, upon the old, the weak and the poor. . .”
(The Nation, June 21, 1919, p. 980).
While the London Daily News was carrying eye-witness reports from Germany of “many horrible things. . . rows of babies
feverish from want of food, exhausted by privations to the point
where their little limbs were little wands, their expressions hopeless
and their eyes full of pain,” the Associated Press was carrying a
report (datelined Paris, July 24) that “Germany will have to surrender to France 500 Stallions, 3000 fillies, 90,000 milk cows,
100,000 sheep and 10,000 goats. . . Two hundred stallions, 5000
TREACHERY AT VERSAILLES 117
mares, 5000 fillies, 50,000 cows and 40,000 heifers, also are to
go to Belgium from Germany. . .”
Professor Quigley tells us that “the results of the blockade
were devastating. Continued for nine months after the armistice,
it caused the deaths of 800,000 persons. . .” (Tragedy and Hope,
p. 261). During the four years of the war Germany lost 1,600,000
dead. The German death rate during the blockade was five and
a half times higher than during the war! P117
Bleiburg British Massacre Confessions.
Corpses at Dachau German Soldiers.
Branson was the subject of a local radio phone-in show about thirty years ago when his star was still rising. One old girl called in and said, “We used to have people like him during the war. Today they call them entrepreneurs but back then we called ‘em spivs.”
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