The Financing of Hollywood’s Socialist Propaganda
The Wolf of Wall Street
“Why women should support Sanders not Clinton”, February 2016
“Why I will vote for Bernie Sanders”, February 2016
“Muslims for Bernie Sanders”, April 2016
“Secretary-General designates Leonardo DiCaprio as UN Messenger of Peace”, September 2014
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change.
“Oliver Stone on Greek Crisis: “Viva Tsipras; Viva a New Greece”, June 2015
“Keystone Pipeline – Ownership”
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While the project was originally developed as a partnership between _]_ConocoPhillips]+], TransCanada is now the sole owner of the Keystone Pipeline System, as TransCanada received regulatory approval on August 12, 2009 to purchase ConocoPhillips’ interest.
[_ Certain parties who have agreed to make volume commitments to the Keystone expansion to have the option to acquire up to a combined 15% equity ownership. ][_ One such company is ]].
“Leonardo DiCaprio Tapped As UN Climate Change Representative Ahead Of Major New York Climate Summit”, September 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio’s global fame and passion for the planet has earned him _][_ at the United Nations climate summit in New York next week. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon tapped the actor to be the organization’s representative on climate change and to address the opening of the Sept. 23 event._]
“Ban welcomes Leonardo DiCaprio as new UN Messenger of Peace ahead of climate march”
“The Secret Money Behind ‘The Wolf of Wall Street”, Απρίλιος 2016
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Despite the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese, the 2013 hit movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” took more than six years to get made because studios weren’t willing to invest in a risky R-rated project.
[_ Help arrived from a virtually unknown production company called Red Granite Pictures. Though it had made just one movie, Red Granite came up with the more than $100 million needed to film the sex- and drug-fueled story of a penny-stock swindler. _]
Global investigators now believe much of the money to make the movie about a stock scam was diverted from a state fund 9,000 miles away in Malaysia, a fund that had been established to spur local economic development.
The investigators, said people familiar with their work, believe this financing was part of a wider scandal at the Malaysian fund, which has been detailed in Wall Street Journal articles over the past year.
The fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, was set up seven years ago by the prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak. His stepson, Riza Aziz, is the chairman of Red Granite Pictures.
Fracking is the fossil fuel industry’s latest false solution to our energy challenge. It’s more expensive, more polluting, and more dangerous than clean, renewable energy. So why are we pursuing fracking in the first place?
“Bernie Sanders Will Ban Fracking. Hillary Clinton ‘Sold Fracking to the World”, February 2016
“Malaysia 1MDB: Saudi minister says Najib funds were donation”, April 2016
“Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation”, September 2012
While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers,Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is _][_ by the government of the UAE._]
Heritage Foundation Economic Freedom Index
“OPEC Unsure How It Can ‘Live Together’ With Shale Oil”, February 2016
“Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources are Globaly Abundant”, January 2014
“Here Are The Breakeven Oil Prices For America’s Shale Basins”, October 2014,
“Our best ally in the fight against Keystone XL: The House of Saud”, January 2015
Today the United States Senate joined the House of Representatives in passing legislation backing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists are depending on President Barack Obama’s[_ to block the project—at least until the State Department issues its final ruling in the matter. But we have another, even more potent ally in the fight: the House of Saud. Rather than cutting back production in order to stabilize oil prices, the world’s largest oil producer is keeping its petroleum taps wide open, hoping to drown upstart competitors in Canada, North Dakota, and Russia in a ]]. Here’s Puneet Kollipara in The Washington Post:
“Bernie Sanders Is Against Keystone XL. Hillary Clinton Was ‘Inclined’ to Approve It. Why the Difference”, July 2015
While the debate rages, some people have taken a firm and bold stance on the environmental disaster in the making. Perhaps the biggest opponent of Keystone XL in Congress is Senator Bernie Sanders, who _]_ states_]+][_ the following:_]
One big question for Democrats in 2016 will be Hillary Clinton’s ‘inclination’ to support Keystone. In an _][_ by The Christian Science Monitor titled Hillary Clinton has a Keystone XL problem, Clinton’s ambiguous position on the biggest environmental controversy of recent years is analyzed:_]
In February, President Obama sided with progressives like Bernie Sanders and took a direct and unwavering stand on the Keystone XL pipeline, _][_and blocking what 350.org _]“significantly less inhabitable” ]+][_planet, Obama listened to the concerns of _]][_ and others regarding “how disastrous the tar sands oil industry is to the climate.”_]
[Finally, the word “why” will be an important issue of its own in the upcoming election. If the GOP supports Keystone, and Clinton was _]“inclined”][ to support it, then why does there exist a difference on Keystone between Sanders and Clinton? Why is one person overtly against it while the other is silent? The answer to this question, and to several others, could dictate who wins the 2016 Democratic nomination. It’s also an answer that might enable Bernie Sanders to win the presidency._]
“Hillary Clinton opposes Keystone XL pipeline”, September 2015
“Justin Trudeau ‘disappointed’ with U.S. rejection of Keystone XL”, November 2015
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t like the U.S. decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, but says it will not hurt the strong bond between the two countries.
[_“We are disappointed by the decision but respect the right of the United States to make the decision,” he said in a statement. _]
“The Canada-U.S. relationship is much bigger than any one project and I look forward to a fresh start with President Obama to strengthen our remarkable ties in a spirit of friendship and co-operation.”
“We know that Canadians want a government that they can trust to protect the environment and grow the economy. The government of Canada will work hand in hand with provinces, territories and like-minded countries to combat climate change, adapt to its impacts, and create the clean jobs of tomorrow.”
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Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose urged Trudeau to open new talks with Obama to voice Canada’s position that building the pipeline is environmentally sustainable and will create jobs.
“We are extremely disappointed that President Obama succumbed to domestic political pressure and rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. It has been clear for some time that — despite the facts, economic benefits and environmental safeguards — the White House’s decision was a fait accompli.”
“U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi”, Ιούλιος 2014
“U.S. remained world’s largest producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2014”, Απρίλιος 2015
“Hugo Chavez’s Favorite Daughter Is Richest Person in Venezuela”, August 2015
“Hillary Clinton Takes Jewish Vote in New York Primaries”, April 2016
“The Cost of Shale Oil Versus Conventional Oil”
“Migrant crisis: Why the Gulf states are not letting Syrians in”, September 2015
“Muslims for Bernie Sanders”, April 2016
Bernie Sanders is the closest candidate to the aspirations of millions of decent Americans dreaming of a better future.
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On the Republican front, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are clean-shaven prehistoric cave-dwellers in business suits, while Hillary Clinton on the Democratic front is the dictionary definition of a chameleon – like a corrupt politician changing colour depending on which way the political wind blows but consistently representing mega-donors, big banks, and Super PACs without any moral scruples, while feigning that she cares about the poor and the disenfranchised.
In this presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders is the closest candidate to the aspirations of millions of decent Americans dreaming of a better future for their children while refusing to lend their name to an imperial republic that systematically arms the rich tyrants around the world, supports Israel stealing Palestine and murdering Palestinians one settlement at a time, and helps to create monstrosities such as ISIL.
Come April 19 New York primary, like millions of other New Yorkers, I intend to exercise my very fragile rights as a US citizen and go and vote for Bernie Sanders, doing my share and hoping he will beat Clinton and win the Democratic nomination.
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I intend to vote for Bernie Sanders conscious of a crucial development in the US Muslim community. This year is the first time that I will vote in a presidential election conscious of being a Muslim, and that consciousness is a significant event in the make-up of the US Muslim community at a time of intense Islamophobia.
I will not be the first nor the only Muslim voting for Sanders in the US. The fact that US Muslims are significantly siding with Senator Sanders has already made major[_ in the US._]
There is, in fact, an entire Facebook _]_written eloquently]+][_ as to “Why Muslim Americans should vote for Bernie Sanders”. _]
Reports _][_ that “in less than three weeks, Bernie Sanders, being a friend of the Arab and Muslim American communities, has become legendary, and the support from this community of Sanders voters has been growing online since his March 8 victory in Michigan.”_]
[_The significance of US Muslims rallying behind Sanders as “the only Jewish candidate” should neither be exaggerated nor misinterpreted. This is a crucial development, but we need to know why. _]
“Why I will vote for Bernie Sanders”, February 2016
“Why women should support Sanders not Clinton”, February 2016
The idea that having a woman in office will automatically make the lives of most US women better is wrong-headed.
“Only Bernie Sanders can stop Donald Trump”, March 2016
“Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders has the best policies”, January 2016
“Saudi Prince Gives Millions to Harvard and Georgetown”, December 2005
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Harvard University and Georgetown University each announced yesterday that they had received $20 million donations from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, a Saudi businessman and member of the Saudi royal family, to to finance Islamic studies.
Harvard said it would create a universitywide program on Islamic studies, recruit new faculty members in the field, provide more support for graduate students and convert rare Islamic textual sources into digital formats to make them widely available.
[_ Georgetown said it would use the gift -- the second-largest it has ever received -- to expand its Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, which is part of its Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. It said it would rename the center the H.R.H. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. _]
The prince, who is said to be in his late 40’s or early 50’s, and was fifth on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy people this year, with a fortune of $23.7 billion, has made a variety of other sizable gifts, including $20 million to the Louvre and to other universities.
“Why Arabian Gulf Countries Donate to US Universities”, June 2008
“British universities receive Saudi funds”, September 2012
“Bolivian president Evo Morales sees a lot to like in Bernie Sanders’ candidacy”, Απρίλιος 2016
The Bolivian president, _]_Bernie Sanders+][_ had demonstrated a “thirst for a different kind of democracy” in the US._]
The firebrand leftist, known as an outspoken critic of US influence of Latin America, added that Sanders’ critique of wealthy donors’ outsized influence in the US squared with his own skeptical view of its democracy.
Morales, a one-time coca grower, was _][_ when they defeated a referendum that would have changed the country’s constitution to allow him to run for a fourth term._]
“Profile: Bolivia’s President Evo Morales”, February 2016
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First elected in December 2005, Evo Morales, from the Aymara indigenous group, is first president to come from the country’s indigenous majority.
As a leader of a coca-growers union, he was also the first president to emerge from the social movements whose protests forced Bolivia’s two previous presidents from office.
An avowed socialist, his political ideology combines standard left-wing ideas with an emphasis on traditional indigenous Andean values and concepts of social organisation.
But his first move, a few months after taking office, was to begin the process of putting Bolivia’s rich gas fields under state control.
By the middle of 2006, he had renationalised Bolivia’s oil and gas industries.
“Bernie Sanders Tells Latinos He Backs Immigration Reform at NALEO”, June 2015
The second Democratic candidate to go before a gathering of Latino officials this week, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders dedicated much of his speech to immigration reform saying it’s time for the country to stop playing the native born against immigrants.
He also said he opposes tying immigration reform to the building of a border fence and called for a path to citizenship for those here illegally.
“Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline”, November 2015
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[+ President Obama+][_ announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the ]][_ ]]pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a symbol of the debate over his climate policies.
Mr. Obama’s denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which would have carried 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum from the Canadian _]_climate change]+].
“Obama says Keystone XL is for exporting oil outside the U.S., experts disagree”, November 2014
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President Barack Obama and many other Democrats think there’s little to be gained by building the Keystone XL pipeline.
[_ On Nov. 18, Senate Democrats voted down a proposal to build the oil pipeline -- which would stretch from Canada to Steele City, Neb., where it would connect with an existing pipeline that goes to Texas' coast.. But the issue isn’t going anywhere. When the new Republican-led Senate takes over in January, it will likely be at the top of their priorities list. _]
Obama and other Keystone critics have argued that the pipeline would have a negative environmental impact, while having little benefit for the United States. For example, constructing the pipeline would result in _].
“Understand what this project is,” Obama said at a _][_ in Burma. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. That doesn’t have an impact on U.S. gas prices.”_]
“Pipeline problems hinder Canada’s oil exports”, October 2015
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Companies producing crude in the oil sands of western Canada are being constrained from growing any further by a shortage of pipeline capacity to ship oil out of the region.
Uncertainty over routes to market for any increased production has become an additional deterrent to investment in the oil sands, compounding the effect of the _], according to environmental campaigners, who want to stop the region’s production growing.
As President Barack Obama’s administration continues to procrastinate over a decision on whether to approve the _][_ project to take diluted heavy oil from Alberta to the US, other planned export routes out of the province are also facing delays and political obstruction in Canada._]
The strain on pipeline capacity is analysed in a _][_ by a campaign group called Oil Change International, with backing from leading North American environmental groups including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and 350.org._]
“The Islamist-Environmentalist Alliance”, November 2011
Saudi Arabia has no better friend than the Sierra Club, and the Emirates have no better salesmen than the environmentalists who keep the country hooked on conflict oil. The administration’s sabotage of the Keystone XL project through delays aimed at killing the pipeline is a cynical act of cowardice, and it’s a shot in the arm to the very regimes that it claims to oppose.
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Instead billions have been poured into the People’s Republic of China, which lends us the money to pay for the solar and wind power components that we buy from them, and after the handful of watts from green power have been exhausted to spread joy and peace across parts of Vermont and Oregon, the country goes back with hat in hand to the grinning petroleum plutocracies.
No activist group in America has promoted the growth of tyranny around the world the way that the environmentalist movement has. Every time drilling equipment stands idle because it might endanger the home of the spotted purple mock warbler or the congealed nanny state lizard, the cash registers and card readers in the malls of Dubai ring in another payday.
The tyrants would still be around, but with one hand out for money they wouldn’t be all that much of a threat. It’s no coincidence that the craziest and most vicious tyrants in the Middle East are found squatting on the dirty thrones of oil regimes. Compare Saddam, the Ayatollahs, Gaddafi and the House of Saud to Mubarak or the Jordanian monarchy. Even Assad’s violent tantrums are brought to you by the oil wells of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Every time environmentalists kill a project in America, they revive it overseas with less oversight, more pollution and without the human rights. The death of Keystone XL means more pollution in China and war in the Middle East. Crusading environmentalists helped kill America’s industries and kept the regime in Beijing alive. The tanks that rolled over the democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square were as green as their environmentalist backers. Both of them painted in the resplendent color of American money.
“The Clinton-Sanders New York Primary Debate: Energy In Focus”, April 2016
It is a well known fact that Holywood is leaning towards socialism. However the financing of this Hollywood socialist propaganda is rarely discussed. The last few years saw some socialist movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “The Promised Land”, “The Big Short” becoming major box office success stories. The question is who is financing this socialist propaganda in the United States, and that’s what this essay is about.