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A Zionist Billionaire “Barista” In The White House?
February 11, 2019
By William Hanna
“I am seriously thinking of running for President.”
Former Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, is apparently with his $3.4 billion fortune seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent. While the possibility of this particular billionaire becoming president may at first glance appear far-fetched, it should remembered that “anything is possible in America,” especially when you consider the mind-boggling insanity that is currently presiding over the nation. It is equally important to also bear in mind that most Americans are not citizens, but subjects who are brainwashed, deluded, and deliberately kept ill-informed by a pro-Israel dominated mainstream media that deliberately avoids reporting on the perilous plight of the Palestinian people https://bit.ly/2t3czzp. Furthermore, some 32 million (14 percent) of American adults cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level; 21 percent of adults read below a 5th grade level, which incidentally did not stop one of them becoming U.S. President; and 19 percent of high school graduates can't read https://bit.ly/2HZkXKX. Therefore, if another catastrophic presidential election result is to be avoided in 2020, the American people — or at least those of them who are literate — must demand answers to questions of relevance to the increasingly dire State of the Union.
If for example this Zionist masquerading as a centrist independent were to become president, would he abandon the racist policies of the unhinged moron and pathological liar currently occupying the White House https://bit.ly/2Glor7I — and unlike most members of the U.S. Congress — resist being bought and paid for by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) https://bit.ly/2NBXWMF and instead actually represent the interests of the American people; condemn racism and the concept of Apartheid while endeavouring to unconditionally uphold the human rights of oppressed peoples such as the Palestinians, the Rohingya, and others https://bit.ly/2GoVVnE; and curb the power of the Military-Industrial complex which is due to benefit from a $716 billion national defence budget in 2019 https://cnn.it/2TqpHKL for its bogus and endless War on Terror which disgracefully takes priority over educating the American people and providing them with free medical care.
While Schultz and Starbucks have for obvious commercial reasons presented a carefully crafted public image of themselves as being at arms length from Israel’s organised criminality, Schultz’s Zionist credentials were nonetheless acknowledged in 1998 when he was honoured by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah with “The Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award” for his services to the Zionist state in “playing a key role in promoting close alliance between the United States and Israel.” At a time when other businesses were desperately pulling out of Israel, Starbucks decided to help Israel‘s floundering economy and invest in Israel. It has been revealed that Starbucks still continues to support Israel by sponsoring fund raisers for Israel. In May 2011, The Jewish Standard, published a list of 18 companies including Starbucks — deserving of Jewish American patronage — whose active and unashamed support for Apartheid Israel’s ethnic cleansing agenda constitutes complicity in heinous crimes by nation that continually silences criticism of its racist barbarity with constant reminders of the Holocaust and accusations of anti-Semitism.
In the meantime, Schultz has wasted no time in launching a four-day blitz of interviews across major broadcast networks with outspoken criticism of liberal Democratic leaders, saying their policies for expanding Medicare or taxing the wealthy are “not American,” “misinformed,” and “ridiculous.” While expressing concern with crocodile tears that so many Americans have so little money in the bank, Schultz nonetheless believes that low-earning workers are undeserving of a raise, a union, free health insurance, or the opportunity for their kids to get a college education without wallowing in debt from exorbitant tuition fees.
Schultz’s billionaire aversion to increased taxation of the rich comes as no surprise considering his past corporate tax evasion antics at Starbucks. In February 2009 while Speaking to the Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC), Schultz expressed his alarm over the global economic crisis, adding that the place that concerned him most was Western Europe, and specifically the UK, which he considered to be in a “spiral” with worrying levels of unemployment and low consumer confidence in the country. In doing so, Shultz had apparently overlooked the possibility that if Starbucks — having reported a taxable profit only once in fifteen years despite generating over £3 billion in UK sales since 1998 — had refrained from calculated corporate tax avoidance (evasion), then the UK and its tax paying population might have benefited.
Starbucks tax avoidance was achieved by means of transfer pricing which referred to the prices a company charges itself when goods or services are transferred within the company but from one country to another. By varying the transfer prices, a company can choose where to make its profits at a lower corporate tax rate. Therefore if Starbucks’ U.S. operation charges high prices to its UK operation for various services, such as royalties for the use of branding and management services; or lends money to its UK operation at much higher interest rates, then Starbucks’ profits would rise in the U.S. and fall in the UK.
So despite his current superficial charade purporting to champion moderation and inclusivity, a Schultz presidency would excessively and exclusively serve the interests of AIPAC and the the gang of American billionaires of which he is a member. In the 2018 Forbes ranking of the wealthiest Americans https://bit.ly/2TtUC95, the top three — Jeff Bezos with a $160 billion, Bill gates with 97 billion, and Warren Buffet with 88.3 billion — had as much money as the bottom 50 percent of Americans https://bit.ly/2t4wVbz: a distribution of wealth that is unlikely to change under any presidency, be it from a centrist independent with a Zionist bias, or any other stooge for special interest groups.
Irrespective of whether Schultz is serious about running for president, or is simply running interference for Israel — Israelis would prefer the reelection of Trump who echoes their unfounded warmongering rants about Iran’s nuclear capability — with Democrats already warning that a Schultz bid for the presidency would help reelect Donald Trump. The Democrats’ concern is based on the questionable belief that in the 2016 election third-party candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) and Jill Stein (Green Party) cost Hillary Clinton the election which was ultimately decided by the Electoral College rather than by popular vote https://bit.ly/2UDzYDu.
Hillary Clinton 65,853,514
Donald Trump 62,984,828
Gary Johnson 3,814,239
Jill Stein 1,457,216
The American people have only themselves to blame for the seemingly irreversible demise of their democracy because it is they who have been either directly involved in, or tolerant of the divisions and hatred that plague their country; they who have allowed their elected officials on Capitol Hill to sell out and serve the interests of a foreign power rather than the American people; they who have ignored the reality that true democracy and the freedoms afforded by the U.S. Constitution are only achievable through participation and an oversight by the people that makes politicians accountable for their actions; and they who have failed to take back their government and insist that “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
“In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants — everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a worldwide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbour — anywhere in the world. That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. President from March 1933 to April 1945.
Roosevelt’s belief in what is attainable for America and the world, however, shall remain but a distant mirage so long as the American people continue electing presidents and politicians with the calibre of the current occupant of the White House who more than any other in in American history personifies the psyche of the American nation: a present-day tragedy which Mencken — the American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English — uncannily predicted.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe.