Directed evolution of the Military-Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower warned about in 1961.


In recent days, many of our Substack readers have contacted us to recommend that we read the Substack pages of the great Katharine Watt and Sasha Latypova. Not only do we read their columns, we have corresponded with them about various subjects, and we have interviewed Ms. Latypova about her experience and expertise.

We are aware of their emphasis on the preeminent role the Department of Defense has played in this criminal fiasco, and we don’t disagree. However, it seems to me that it’s of limited utility to draw sharp distinctions between the DoD and companies like Pfizer and Moderna. Like Krupp and I.G. Farben during the Third Reich, these companies are bound to U.S. government institutions like the DoD, DARPA, NIH, HHS, and BARDA in an arrangement that strongly resembles Fascist Corporatism.

Watt and Latypova have emphasized that the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech gene injection shots are NOT pharmaceutical products, and that neither company actually manufactures these substances. Both researchers emphasize that Pfizer and Moderna (and the lower tier clowns who work for them) are mere front organizations, and as such bear no actual power or liability. They are the protected lackeys of the Department of Defense.

Defining and delineating how exactly these organizations relate to and benefit from each other strikes me as a formidable undertaking. It seems to me that in trying to understand these relationships, it is useful to consider President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address in 1961. His warning to Americans about the rise of the Military-Industrial Complex is now more relevant than ever, and all Americans should be throughly acquainted with this speech.

Two notable Hollywood depictions of dystopian Fascist Corporatism are Blade Runner (1982) and RoboCop (1987). In the former, the Tyrell Corporation makes combat androids (Replicants) to staff the military in of Off-World colonies. In the latter film, Omni Consumer Products (an adjunct to the U.S. military) builds an android law enforcement officer (RoboCop) to police dystopian Detroit, with the really fun plot twist that the company CEO (Dick Jones) is in league with gangster boss Clarence Boddicker.

Their relationship reminded me of the Office of Naval Intelligence’s recruitment of jailed mafioso, Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, to assist with the Allied invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky) in 1943. Investigators of the JFK assassination twenty years later have pointed to this relationship as a notable example of a US intelligence agency using Sicilian mafiosi for various purposes.

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