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Empire Managers Explain Why This New Protest Movement Scares Them

• https://www.lewrockwell.com, By Caitlin Johnstone

During a vitriolic rant about university demonstrators at the Ash Carter Exchange on Innovation and National Security on Tuesday, Palantir CEO Alex Karp came right out and said that if those on the side of the protesters win the debate on this issue, the west will lose the ability to wage wars.

For those who don't know, Palantir is a CIA-backed surveillance and data mining tech company with intimate ties to both the US intelligence cartel and to Israel, playing a crucial role in both the US empire's sprawling surveillance network and Israeli atrocities against Palestinians. Karp is a billionaire who sits on the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group and regularly features at the World Economic Forum and other platforms of plutocratic empire management.

"We kind of just think these things that are happening, across college campuses especially, are like a sideshow?—?no, they are the show," Karp said during his rant. "Because if we lose the intellectual debate, you will not be able to deploy any army in the west, ever."

Everyone should listen very carefully to Karp's words here, because he's giving the whole game away. He's making it very clear how crucial it is for the empire to stomp out this protest movement and the zeitgeist upon which it rides, because the very existence of the imperial war machine depends on it. At a time when most imperial spinmeisters are trying to dismiss the importance of this movement and what young people are doing on college campuses around the world, this is a really extraordinary admission from someone who lives deep in the guts of the imperial hydra.

Such conferences are great for obtaining useful information from swamp monsters that you don't normally hear, because when they're surrounded by like-minded empire goons they tend to get a lot more loose-tongued than they are when they're more aware that they have an audience of normal people.

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