The American press is the worst because the American press poisons with misinformation, disinformation, and diversion the only nation on Earth that can stand up to totalitarianism: The United States of America.
Case in point, a story in the Daily Beast that no mainstream media will publicize:
On May 17, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a quietly consequential move: She announced that American businesses would soon be able to invest in Burma. The country was just opening to outside influence after years of isolation—and was still ripped by ethnic conflict, with civilians routinely faced rape and other atrocities at the hands of the military.
Clinton and her team said the country’s gradual shift to democracy — Burma had just held an election, won by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party — meant it had earned the U.S. investment. Other economic powerhouses, including Australia and the EU, were also moving to loosen their own rules for investment in Burma. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as the Washington Post reported at the time, said the United States needed to keep up.
But, as the Post also noted, human rights leaders predicted Clinton’s decision would set back their cause. At the time, as Foreign Policy reported, Suu Kyi supported a partial easing of the U.S. investment ban, but didn’t want American companies to be able to invest in the country’s energy sector. They argued opening investment to the energy market would fuel economic inequality and only strengthen the country’s repressive military. And they thought it gave the country’s government too much too soon, giving up leverage to push for more reform in the future.
But the Obama administration broke with Suu Kyi and human rights leaders, letting American companies invest in all sectors—including oil and gas.
Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but that was exactly what the energy conglomerate Chevron and other generous donors to the Clinton Foundation wanted. Chevron—which has given the foundation between $500,000 and $1 million, according to the Foundation’s disclosures—lobbied the State Department during Clinton’s time there, according to its federal lobbying disclosure filings. Those filings show Burma policy was one of the company’s top focuses. And once Clinton announced the investment ban was lifted, they—and many others—looked to capitalize on the new opening.Burma? No such thing. It's Myanmar now, a cruel totalitarian government that the Obama administration plays ball with, for less than a million bucks.
Now we can all hate Chevron. Democrats love to demonize oil companies, all the while being bought off by them.
Goldman Sachs, the same way. And both President George Bushes were on the dole of Goldman Sachs as well. Don't kid yourself.
But hey, Donald Trump called a fat diva "Miss Piggy" twenty years ago, even as he worked to help her shed sixty pounds she packed on in six months, rather than fire her as Miss Universe.
Trump disgusts you, but not Hillary?
Then you disgust me.
He says things you do not like. She does things that should make you hold your nose and vote to stop her.
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