17 Jul 2009

Hillary Clinton, Pod Person?

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Once you start entertaining the notion that there are secret groups running world governments, you see evidence all over the place. What’s really funny is that, if you want to debate a conspiracy theorist, you can’t say, “You have no proof of that plan.” Because the conspiracy theorist will give you actual quotes from people like David Rockefeller and other big guns saying literally what the conspiracy theorist claims is their plan for worldwide domination. So the skeptic has to fall back on, “Oh come on, you’re reading too much into that,” or, “Surely that must be a joke.”

Case in point, take Hillary Clinton’s recent speech to the Council on Foreign Relations. (HT2 David Kramer for all of this.) Her opening remarks:

Thank you very much, Richard, and I am delighted to be here in these new headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.

Richard just gave what could be described as a mini-version of my remarks in talking about the issues that confront us. But I look out at this audience filled with not only many friends and colleagues, but people who have served in prior administrations. And so there is never a time when the in-box is not full.

Now I’m sure people were laughing, and that these remarks were supposed to be the opening joke before she got into the meat of her speech. You could say that just because the CFR tells her what the State Department “should do,” doesn’t mean Clinton will obey those instructions. And of course, I don’t think she was literally saying the CFR headquarters was an alien spacecraft.

But at the same time, the part I put in bold is exactly what the conspiracy theorists say about the CFR (and other groups like the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, etc.). So if you challenge them to prove their “crazy” claims, all they need to do is point at Hillary Clinton’s latest speech as an example.

I was curious to see the actual delivery of these remarks, to see just how ha-ha Clinton’s tone was when she said it. Aww too bad, this MSNBC video leaves out the above two paragraphs, and starts at the third paragraph of the transcript linked above. No need to waste the viewers’ time with silly jokes about the CFR running the government! We’ve got to leave time for the story about Michael Jackson’s kids.

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