Monday, September 3, 2007

Global Dominance Group

In The Global Dominance Group: 9/11 Pre-Warnings & Election Irregularities in Context, sociologist Peter Philips (who is also director of Project Censored) and his coauthors make a well documented and thoroughly researched case that:

“The leadership class in the US is now dominated by a neo-conservative group of people with the shared goal of asserting US military power worldwide. This global dominance group, in cooperation with major military contractors, has become a powerful force in world military unilateralism and US political processes.”

According to Philips, et al, the global dominance group (GDG) is a subset of the “higher circle power elites” (HCPE), who are “a segment of the American upper class and are the principal decision-makers in society.” The GDG’s most prominent members are the president and vice president of the United States.

The ultimate goal of the GDG is summarized in a quote by President Eisenhower’s vice president, Henry Wallace:

“…To capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.”

It is tempting to dismiss the GDG as a classic conspiracy theory. Typical such theories are limited in facts, explanatory power, and verifiability. The GDG appears to be more of a traditional theory, offering a plausible explanatory connection between easily checked facts that has predictive value. As a bare minimum (and this is my favorite part), it exposes interesting information and apparent relationships that need to be explained.

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