March 13, 2012
Former establishment politician and man-made carbon theory advocate Al Gore took to the stage at South By Southwest yesterday and urged techies to use compromised social media and other digital tools to push for democracy and more government.
Al Gore at SXSW: Digital tools to help elect establishment political candidates.
"Our democracy has been hacked," said Gore. He said the government no longer functions and suggested the creation of an “Occupy Democracy” movement. New digital tools are required to "change the democratic conversation,” he added as he explored the concept of a trendy “Wiki-democracy" of "digital flash mobs calling out the truth" and "a government square that holds people accountable."
"The Internet is the most fantastic tool ever brought into being to make things right and to fix our democracy," Gore told the SXSW crowd. "We can use it. It is going to happen. But how long? It depends on whether feel passionate about it and get involved."
Gore appeared with Napster co-founder and web entrepreneur Sean Parker at the convention center in downtown Austin, Texas. Parker invested in Votizen and sits on the board of NationBuilder, described as an “essential toolkit for leaders.”
NationBuilder is a start-up launched by venture capitalists who own stock in other social-media companies, including Facebook, Groupon, Twitter and Zynga. The start-up was pushed by Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder best known for leading Obama’s 2008 online presidential effort.
Parker urged participants to engage in a “Nerd Spring” and take their cues from the Arab Spring, the CIA spawned color revolution that soon became the Asterisk Revolution, as Webster Tarpley has noted. If the proposed revolution is controlled by Gore and promoted by a pampered digerati and a gaggle of venture capitalists, it too will soon enough become an asterisk.
Gore and the establishment would like nothing better than to have activists use Facebook and other social media. So-called social media is shaping up to become the most effective surveillance and data-mining platform in history.
Last year it was reported that the CIA has a social-media tracking center β using the oxymoron “Open Source Center” β that sifts through millions of tweets, Facebook messages, online chat logs, and other internet technologies to “glean insights into the collective moods of regions or groups abroad,” according to The Atlantic.
Actually, the CIA long ago dumped its charter prohibiting operation in the U.S. and the social media effort, like all other government surveillance and neutralization ops, is designed to keep tabs on activists who threaten the political domination of the elite and channel their efforts into the political dog and pony show operated by the one party system.
In order to understand the overriding objective of social media, in particular Facebook, it pays to look at where the seed capital came from, as journalist Wayne Madsen pointed out late last year:
Al Gore and the establishment will naturally exploit trendy technology events as they continue to peddle their “democratic” tools that are in fact surveillance devices used by the CIA, NSA, the Pentagon’s DIA and other intelligence agencies. The technology is primarily used to track malcontents opposed to Wall Street banksters and their minions and well-paid grocery clerks in Congress and the Obama administration.
Gore’s “digital flash mobs” should not be calling for democracy β a malleable form of government easily controlled by the controllers β but a return to a constitutional republic based on immutable laws and natrual rights.
So long as thousands of techies fawn over a wealthy former vice president and a handful of digerati and venture capitalists, the transparent effort to roll our political activities into a digital panopticon will move forward with little meaningful opposition.