Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rock for Rockefellers

Imperialism is not the only way to rule the world, comrade!  Fidel Castro recently used his column in an official Communist publication to paraphrase with approval a Lithuanian book alleging that the annual Bilderberg conference of global leaders secretly controls the world.  The conspiracy Fidel has publicly embraced goes even farther than that, though, reaching a psychedelic crescendo of conspiratorialness worthy of a Robert Anton Wilson novel (and causing embarrassment, one hopes, among the handful of elderly leftists who still respect Fidel).  Writes AP’s Will Weissert:

The excerpt published by Castro suggested that the esoteric Frankfurt School of socialist academics worked with members of the Rockefeller family in the 1950s to pave the way for rock music to “control the masses” by diverting attention from civil rights and social injustice.

“The man charged with ensuring that the Americans liked the Beatles was Walter Lippmann himself,” the excerpt asserted, referring to a political philosopher and by-then-staid newspaper columnist who died in 1974.

“In the United States and Europe, great open-air rock concerts were used to halt the growing discontent of the population,” the excerpt said.

P.S. One of my young co-workers, unfamiliar with conspiracy theories about the Bilderbergers, overheard someone talking about them and thought someone was alleging the world is run by Build-A-Bear, which would be far more entertaining.

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