It is of course none other than David Rockefeller who is on record for sharing his impressions on China in 1973:
“One is impressed immediately by the sense of national harmony…. Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution it has obviously succeeded… in fostering high morale and community purpose. General social and economic progress is no less impressive….The enormous social advances of China have benefited greatly form the singleness of ideology and purpose…. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in history.” New York Times, 8-10-1973.
And as anyone who still goes through the trouble of following mainstream news knows even after Mao China has managed to take further giant leaps toward increasing harmony (by putting its collective jackboot on such organizations as Falung Gong and so forth).
Anyway, Aangirfan reports on the latest news about mass suicides among Chinese factory workers. National Harmony sure has its price. And some other companies evidently use slave labour under conditions I sure wouldn’t like to experience myself.
However, the reason I’m writing about this is that sometimes the obvious escapes conscious perception and I think I can illustrate one such case as naturally Apple is one of the companies caught benefiting from those conditions The Great Social Experiment produced. You see, there still seem to be zillions of sheep who think Apple is the good company (at least compared to Micro$oft) even after such revelations that have received some airtime which indicate that Apple’s environmental record is actually pretty horrible. Surely this perception is at least partially due to Apple’s usually rather favorable treatment in the media. And as we all should know, the mass media is almost totally under control of some serious evildoers. So if they give good publicity to some company, you can be quite sure there’s something to be suspicious of. And in the case of Apple you can start from the very name of the company as ‘apple’ is in my humble opinion almost surely a deliberate reference to the forbidden fruit of biblical lore. A Satan’s gift for mankind. The fruit from the tree of knowledge. It should be bloody obvious that anyone who came up with that name was somehow connected to some serious Satanic organization (whether based on kabbalah or the doctrine of CoS I don’t know). Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out it was the Illuminati considering the fanatical following Jobs has.
Slightly off topic bonus link: Ed and Eurodale at TOOblog seem to be on the same page with me on certain issues.