Sam Bankman-Fried and the Pandemic Industrial Complex The cynycism of the modern political machine of which Sam Bankman-Fried was a part.

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"At first blush, the story seems simple. A con man cynically convinced a bunch of gullible financiers that he was a an eccentric young visionary and a really great guy, and he ran off with the dough.

But take a closer look at the mainstream coverage, and you’ll realize there’s far more to this story than a classic financial fraud. In fact, the puff pieces from mainstream outlets about SBF and the causes he was funding—most notably, the pandemic planning industry—even after his empire was revealed to be an outright fraud, are the clearest instance we’ve seen of the modern political machine in all its cynicism.

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post ran articles portraying SBF as a more-or-less honest businessman with a big heart who got tangled up in a bad situation. This is, of course, wildly inaccurate. From the very beginning, SBF had no intention of engaging in honest business. He never owned a dime of the assets he said he did. And in an incredible interview with Vox, he essentially admitted that there were never any good intentions behind his “philanthropic” contributions.
But it’s the Washington Post article titled “Before FTX collapse, founder poured millions into pandemic prevention” that’s most astonishing. As Jeffrey Tucker has documented, the Washington Post gushes over the tens of millions of dollars that SBF had donated to the pet left-wing cause of “pandemic prevention”:

FTX-backed projects ranged from $12 million to champion a California ballot initiative to strengthen public health programs and detect emerging virus threats (amid lackluster support, the measure was punted to 2024), to investing more than $11 million on the unsuccessful congressional primary campaign of an Oregon biosecurity expert, and even a $150,000 grant to help Moncef Slaoui, scientific adviser for the Trump administration’s “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine accelerator, write his memoir.

…Ok. But all that money was stolen.

Leaders of the FTX Future Fund, a spinoff foundation that committed more than $25 million to preventing bio-risks, resigned in an open letter last Thursday, acknowledging that some donations from the organization are on hold.

…Ok. But everything we did over the last three years for purposes of “preventing bio-risks” was an abject failure, leading—as was entirely predicted—to countless thousands of deaths due to delayed medical operations, a mental health crisis, drug overdoses, an economic recession, global famine, and hundreds of thousands of excess deaths among young people who were at little to no risk from the virus."
SOURCE URL: https://michaelpsenger.substack.com/p/sam-bankman-fried-and-the-pandemic

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  • Posted by 4 days, 23 hours ago
    "We’ve been told the glowing press for billionaires who support these policies is justified, because the policies help the world. But these pandemics policies never helped the world. They created a man-made human and economic catastrophe, set back human rights by decades and decimated America’s global credibility.

    From the earning of the money, to the donating of the money, to the positive press coverage, to the policies the process funded, at no point was there any good intent or positive outcome to any of it. The entire operation was pure, unadulterated evil.

    This is the modern political machine in all its stark, inhuman nihilism. Once the machine is fed its priority, whether through fear, fraud, or outright corruption, then all its cogs snap into place—from the politicians and officials to the billionaires and journalists—and the only wrong a person can do is to oppose its priorities. The intent never mattered. The legality never mattered. The truth never mattered. The data never mattered. The results never mattered."
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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 4 days, 17 hours ago
    If one flew down to the Bahamas and physically assaulted him would they be looked upon as a hero or terrorist by the MSM I wonder.
    Theoretically speaking of course.
    At this point he’s doing more damage to them than I possibly could. I mean when the list of “victims” includes socialist teacher’s unions.....Sun Tzu......never interrupt your enemy when they are fucking up......or something like that.
    Thanks Sam!
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    • Posted by $ Dobrien 4 days, 13 hours ago
      Like a boomerang.
      Here’s the next one…..
      I would have said FTX stole acct owners assets and used some of it the kill as many people as possible.…but that would be too accurate

      FTX Funded $18 Million Towards Research that Claimed that Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine Didn’t Work Against COVID
      By Joe Hoft
      Published November 21, 2022 at 1:30pm
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 4 days, 2 hours ago
    Should me dino ever come out of retirement, methinks I shall enhance my credibility by first growing out mopsy topsy hair and always grin like a humgry hyena while wearing shorts where men of business wear suits with ties.
    And always wearing the Yoke of the Woke while speaking of donating to green religious cult should take me as a taker far.
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  • Posted by jdg 3 days, 23 hours ago
    Someone on ZeroHedge pointed out that SBF's scheme for pulling imitation equity out of his ass was no different than what every central bank does.
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  • Posted by tutor-turtle 3 days, 23 hours ago
    Book keeping was so shoddy, investigators have no idea how much was stolen.
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    • Posted by 3 days, 6 hours ago
      Done with purpose. No paper trail to Deep State politicians means only the fall guy goes down.
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      • Posted by tutor-turtle 3 days, 3 hours ago
        Ah-La Bernie Madoff
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        • Posted by 3 days, 1 hour ago
          More like junk bond king Michael Milken, imo.
          He took the fall for Wall St. I think his actions were legal at the time and Trump pardoned him.
          The rest of completely guilty and evil Wall St wasn't touched and the entire intentional
          destruction of Savings and Loans by the banksters was covered up.
          Government insiders like William Simon became wealthy in the aftermath,
          just like the oligarchs in Russia after the USSR folded up and the "capitalists"
          (actually Wall St bankster looters) from the West raped the Russian People.
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