De-Manufacturing Consent- Take Back Your Drones: US Intervention Only “Brings Back” Death & Destruction

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Jacob Hornberger

On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by Jacob Hornberger, the President of The Future of Freedom Foundation. We discuss US interventionist foreign policy in Africa and the ongoing situation with Nigeria, Boko Haram, and the kidnapping of nearly 300 young school girls. We take a look at how the "Bring Back Our Girls" media campaign was co-opted by the US establishment (with shades of "Kony 2012") to further push for more military intervention in the region, and how this will only lead to more death and destruction.

Also on the program: the "Cold War mind" in Latin America, the renewed fear of "Russian influence" in the region, calls for US intervention in Venezuela, the potential effects of so-called "smart sanctions," and the case for open borders.

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  1. I thought the perspective offered by the guest was overly simplistic. That’sthow fundamentalists usually come off. Another religious individualist. I don’t think he really understood the question from Guillermo about the funding of destabilization.

    Who funds the Future of Freedom Foundation?

    • He was all about blowback.

    • Funny how no one mentioned the word privatization. I guess they didn’t have to.

    • It would be nice if all the hosts at BFP would ask their guests, the ones who say they are representing an organization, how that organization is funded.

      The answers to that question can be tricky. The Real News Network would say that they don’t take government or corporate money, or corporate foundation money, but wouldn’t mention the “family” foundation money, for instance.

    • I can’t find any information about their funding at their website, except that:

      The Future of Freedom Foundation is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit foundation and does not accept government grants or loans. Your tax-deductible support enables us to advance liberty more effectively. With donations of $250 or more you become a member of the Freedom Club and receive exclusive monthly video messages by FFF’s president, Jacob G. Hornberger.

      SourceWatch states that the FFF was “founded in 1989 [1] in Denver, Colorado, by Richard M. Ebeling and Jacob G. Hornberger, both with ties to the Foundation for Economic Education…”

      Their page on the FEE states the following:

      The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is a “non-political, non-profit, tax-exempt educational foundation and accepts no taxpayer money. FEE is supported solely by contributions from private individuals, foundations, and businesses and by the sales of its publications,” its website states.[1]

      FEE was the first modern think tank established in the United States specifically to promote, research and promulgate free market and libertarian ideas. It continues to do so through its monthly magazine, The Freeman, as well as through pamphlets, lectures, and academic sponsorship. It also publishes reprints of classic libertarian texts, and arranges seminars for American public figures.

      * tax-exempt
      * foundation-connected

  2. Thanks, Joshua. I thought the question about the funding of the destabilization efforts was either misunderstood or that the guest didn’t have as much information as we have here at BFP. Such as the Gladio Plan B series with Sibel by James, which explains a lot about NATO and the USA building the infrastructure, financing, creating, training, and directing these criminal, terrorist, destabilization efforts (like Boko Haram) around the world.

    No matter what the angle presented by Guillermo, the guest would reduce it to people’s misplaced faith in interventionism. Putting disaster relief aide on the same plane as funding terrorists. Creating a new evil word. An enemy word. Interventionism. And it only logically followed that interventionists are socialists, who in turn are dictators.

    There were many things to challenge the guest about. Guillermo isn’t very confrontational, but he does try to bring perspectives to the conversation that make the guest think. He does also seem to agree with the guest a lot; maybe that’s meant to be more of an acknowledgement to keep the conversation rolling. He produces a good show and that can’t be easy.

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