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Join The Higherside Chat podcast as host Greg Carlwood talks corporate conspiracies, Robin William’s death, and media manipulation with guest, Richard Belzer.
Unfortunately, we find ourselves living in a world, where it seems corporations are allowed to shamelessly poison us through pharmaceuticals and nutrient deficient foods.
We are now in the middle of a devastating crisis, compounded in part, because the channels for conquering this corporate corruption have dried up, and seeking restitution and solutions through our justice system is but a dream.
Today’s guest, Richard Belzer has dedicated his lifetime to reseraching the corporatocracy of America and joins The Higherside to discuss the revolving door between the corporate sector and government that has become a burden to society, while giving the privileged elite a notable advantage.
As a successful comedian
and actor, Richard has ran in the Hollywood circle for years. And yet, despite his successes and the temptations to rest on his laurels, Belzer has spent his life researching conspiracies and leveraged his celebrity status to help shed a light onto some of life’s more unsavory subjects. Richard explains how his rebellious nature and investigative inclinations proved to be valuable assets in his exploration.
In his book “Corporate Conspiracies: How Wall Street Took Over Washington”
, Belzer lays the framework for how and why we currently find ourselves in an unwinnable war against corporations. Richard also elaborates on the circumstances surrounding the death of Robbin Williams, the role of Big Pharma, and why is his mind, Williams’ death was a murder, not suicide
. Greg and Richard detail the ways in which the system is designed to embolden pharmaceutical companies, the racket created to ensure their profits remain strong, and the correlation between the mood of the country and drug use.
With the effects of corporate products felt throughout various aspects of our lives, Greg and Richard take a moment to address the most well-known and influential kingpins in this arena: Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto. With Monsanto bearing the burden of being “the world’s most evil company”
, Richard expounds on the multiple products, such as saccharin
, GMOs, and Agent Orange
, and their devastating effects on both people and planet. Belzer also offers up solutions to this insurmountable issue including limiting their financial influence in politics.
After discussing Big Pharma
and food deserts
, Greg and Richard move onto examining Hollywood’s use of propaganda to sculpt the collective consciousness and glorify the military industrial complex. In his book, Belzer references movies such as “American Sniper”
and “Zero Dark Thirty”
as transparent examples of government influence in Hollywood. They also discuss the CIA’s use of the mainstream media as another weapon in the arsenal during Operation Mockingbird
as far back as the 1950s.
34:42 Richard explains his thoughts on the responsibility of actors when choosing roles. He articulates on the sovereignty of actors, and their ability to turn down parts that may run counter to the personal beliefs.
– The Prison Industrial Complex, The Drug War, and it’s role in the big conspiracy
– the bank bailout and why it shouldn’t just be glossed over
– the prospect for a bailout round 2
– Bayer’s role in the development of Heroin
– what Richard thinks about the motivations behind the JFK assassination
– Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
– Richard’s thoughts on the Franklin scandal, blackmail, and pedophilia networks in elite circles
– words of artistic inspiration, and Richard’s advice to people who aren’t living out their dreams due to fear, pressure, and the multitude of things that hold them back
A few valuable resources from the interview:
Rob Schneider on Robbin Williams’ death: http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/rob-schneider-robin-wiliams-suicidal-parkinsons/2014/08/19/id/589535/
“State Farm dumps pitchman Rob Schneider over anti-vaccine views”: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-rob-schneider-state-farm-antivaccine-views-20140925-story.html
Robert F. Kennedy’s “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak” and “Trace Amounts: Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth”: https://www.robertfkennedyjr.com/docs/Skyhorse_USA_Today_Final_colorNZ.pdf
“Who Killed The Electric Car?”: http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/
Carl Bernstein “The CIA and The Media”: http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php
Want more Richard Belzer?
Pick up any of his books including, ‘Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country’s Most Controversial Cover-Ups” or “UFOS, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don’t Have To Be Crazy To Believe” on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Belzer/e/B001H6MZVI
Check out his Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOfficialBelzer/
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