True Face: Lobbyists and Lobbying Industry in USA

Some Americans call the US “the United States of Money and Corruption”. But many people don’t know why. They also don’t know why bad guys, including Mullahs, Mullah Mafia, Iranian Monarchists, terrorists, and other evil forces can make love with the US officials on American soil, while the ordinary people should be victims of the stupid sanctions or the stupid politics. As we said before, many Iranians have started to think about the roots of problems, and in a series of articles (True Face) we try to write about these roots or those problems that the media whores and the intellectual mercenaries try to hide them or tell big lies about them. Unfortunately, bad guys that are paid by the West and/ or the Mullahs, tell big lies about Iran and the West, and try to fool people. For instance, they say: “Iranians are corrupt, stupid, or religious people, but Westerners are not”. In the Western media and the Iranian baboons’ media (Balatarin, Roozonline, etc), the Iranian mercenaries and their Western employers openly and shamelessly tell big lies, and pretend that many problems are “special Iranian problems”, while we know that Westerners suffer from a bigger version of these problems. The worthless mercenaries and their Western employers try to make Iranians feel that all Westerners are intellectuals. Unfortunately, many don’t know the main problems of the US and the West. In these days, when many search engines censor us and boycott us, let’s forget the issue of search engines and censorship for a while, and instead, let’s take a look at a very serious problem: ‘Lobbyists and lobbying industry in the US’. “Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010) “, is a documentary film by Alex Gibney. This film, that Iran’s state TV has shown it, is about Jack Abramoff and lobbyists and lobbying industry in the US. Compared to Alex Gibney’s previous films, specially “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” -that Iran’s state TV showed it, too- “The United States of Money” is not a good film, and has many weak points. But the subject of “The United States of Money” is very important, and about 30% of the film is good and can show you many things about a very important problem in the US, i.e. lobbyists and lobbying industry. Gibney won the Academy Award (Oscar) for “TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (2007)”, and became a famous filmmaker who talks about serious problems in the US. In “Enron: …”, that is about Enron’s scandal and corrupt brokers in U.S. system, and in “the United States of Money” Gibney shows us that “brokers” and “Lobbyists” are among the most important problems in the US. In Iran, brokers are known as “Dalal”, and “Lobbyists” as “Kar Chagh Kon”, and Iranians know how these bastards can corrupt a system and everything, but many Iranians and non-Iranians don’t know that ‘brokers’ and ‘lobbyists’ are very serious problems in the US and the West. The media whores and intellectual mercenaries pretend that corrupt people and corrupt systems belong to the East or the South, not the West or the North. They pretend that the West or the US is the land of freedom and democracy, and is free from corruption, censorship, and other serious problems. They show us the fantasy world of Hollywood, while the real world is very tragic and disappointing. Unfortunately, corrupt people and corrupt systems are among serious problems in the US and the West. It’s hard to believe, but today’s USA is as corrupt as Iran under the Mullah regime. It’s what we saw it in the past three years, and it’s what the wise Americans, including Alex Gibney, can show it to you. When the Iranian people became aware that, for instance, the American companies aided the Mullahs in killing and torturing Iranians, or Obama wrote secret love letters to Khamenei, or the Mullah TV started to work in Washington, or Mullah crooks and Mullah terrorists went to the US and Canada, or the US media – including the VOA- help and support the Mullah regime and Mullah Mafia, or the US media and the US politicians make love with Pahlavists (monarchist) and Rajavisits (terrorists), they were shocked and could not believe it. But now, when they see how the US politicians support terrorists, Islamists, and monarchists openly and shamelessly, and when they read: “The US State Dept. official told the Monitor: Your speech agent calls, and says you get $20,000 to speak for 20 minutes. They will send a private jet, you get $25,000 more when you are done, and they will send a team to brief you on what to say [and how to support bad guys]‘”, they just say: “Wow, American politicians are like Mullahs, and that’s why they love Mullahs. But why the US is badly corrupted? Why American officials are as corrupt as the Mullahs? Why American public figures are worthless mercenaries?” If you want to find the answer, you should study about the story of “brokers” and “Lobbyists” in the US.

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“The United States of Money is about corruption in U.S. system. It clearly shows the tight connections between lobbyists and the administration and politicians. It talks about systematic corruption, not ‘a few bad apples’ or a conspiracy. It talks about a serious problem that the American people let it happen by closing their eyes and their minds“, some say. In today’s world, even kids know that “power corrupts” and “money corrupts”. But in the US, the rich people are sick people, and they still can buy and sell everything, including justice, freedom and democracy. “In the US and the West, lobbyists bribe or buy politicians, including members of Congress. “‘Lobbying’ term comes from the gathering of Members of Parliament and peers in the hallways (or lobbies) of Houses of Parliament before and after parliamentary debates. Some say: ‘A ‘lobbyist’ is a person who tries to influence politicians or legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby’. But how a lobbyist influence politicians? by talking about morality or civic duty ?!! or by money, by bribing, and by corrupting ?! the answer is clear”, some add. Lobbying industry in the US is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by the American public. But unfortunately, the American people don’t protest against it seriously. They just follow the stupid lefts like sheep. Some wise Americans say: “Unfortunately, lobbying happens at every level of government, including federal, state, county, municipal, and even local governments. The number of lobbyists in Washington is more than 20,000. Many lobbyists work in lobbying firms, and are part of multi-billion dollar lobbying industry in the US. They sell and buy politicians and their decisions. If a big corporation wishes to change public policy, or to influence legislation, it should pay lobbyists and they use their lobbying tactics – including bribery, gifts, donation, etc – to serve their employer’s interests”. It’s really unbelievable. I know that many can’t believe this degree of corruption in the US. It’s really unbelievable that they can sell and buy U.S. politicians openly and shamelessly. Some Americans say: “Lobbyists use ‘outside lobbying’, too; that means Lobbyists try to manipulate public opinion. Activities for these purposes include trying to use the mass media, reporters and editors, encouraging them to write editorials and cover stories to deceive or influence public opinion. They bombard the public with ‘half-truths, lies, distortion, scare tactics, misinformation’, etc”. And it’s the root of many serious problems in today’s USA. In fact, when lobbyists can buy and sell everything, including politicians, journalists, media, intellects, and all public figures, it’s so obvious that Mullahs and terrorists can make love with Obama and U.S. officials, and it’s so obvious why and how Obama and American companies aided the Mullahs in killing and torturing tens of thousands of Iranians in 2009. As the wise Iranians say: “when the stupid donkey (Chomsky) is their top intellectual, and when many Americans are so stupid and live like sheep, it’s so obvious that the US should be a Corruptocracy, not a Democracy. Arabs, Jews, terrorists, Iranian bastards, and even Mullahs are part of U.S. Corruptocracy”. Some Americans say:” By 2011, one estimate of overall lobbying spending nationally was $30+ billion dollars”. It’s really horrible. And it’s so obvious that in this corrupt system, the savage Mullahs, the Mullah TV, the Mullah Mafia, the Mullah Gestapo, the Iranian baboons and other evil forces can make love with the corrupt Americans and can create a coup like the 2009 coup. Unfortunately, in the United States of Money and Corruption, you can buy and sell everything, including humanity, democracy, and human values. Recently, the LA Times reported: “You’d be shocked by how easily agents from the Mullah Gestapo and the Mullah Revolutionary Guard come and go inside the US every day”. But funny Iranians say: “In 2009, most of Iranians were shocked, too. But now, they know why and how the Americans aided the Mullahs in killing and torturing Iranians. In U.S. corrupt system, that the worthless mercenaries have an industry for themselves, and bribery and corruption is legal, nothing can shock you. In this corrupt system everything is possible. The US is the land of Corruption, not Democracy. The US is a paradise for mercenaries, crooks, thieves, and bad guys”.

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“The United States of Money” is a film about Jack Abramoff (above right picture + below picture) and his great scandal. Abramoff was a great lobbyist, and a small part of lobbying industry in the US that really seems like Mafia movies. As the mass media reported: “Abramoff was convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion in 2006, and of trading expensive gifts, meals and sports trips in exchange for political favors”. But the mass media’s reports about Abramoff seem like lobbyists’ tactics. “Abramoff was not a gangster, or a bad apple. He was a normal member of U.S. corrupt system. Most of lobbyists are like Abramoof, or even worse than him”, some Americans say. It’s funny to know that the story of Abramoff and US lobbyists are related to the story of Mullah Mafia and Iranian baboons in the US. “Abramoff’s corruption led to his conviction and to 20 persons either pleading guilty or being found guilty, including White House officials David Safavian and U.S. Representative Bob Ney”, the media reported. David Safavian or Hussein Safavian is an Iranian !, and as some say: “He is one of the Iranian bastards in the US. He was a top procurement official in the Bush administration. He is a longtime friend of Abramoff. In the 1990s, Safavian was a registered lobbyist for some foreign governments. In 1997, Safavian and Grover Norquist founded a lobbying firm, the Merritt Group, which was renamed Janus-Merritt Strategies. In November 2003, President Bush announced Safavian’s nomination to be the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he set purchasing policy for the entire government”. Many Iranians, including us, know nothing about David Safavian, but it’s very funny that Iranian baboons are part of lobbying industry in the US. The story of Abramoff and lobbyists has a key figure that Iranians should know him: Bob Ney (above left picture). Many believe Ney is a key figure of Mullah Mafia in the US. The US media reported: “In the late 1970s, Bob Ney went to Iran to teach English [!] and learn Persian language [!] And now he is the only member of Congress fluent in Persian [!!]“. It’s very funny, it’s it?! Some say: “Bob Ney was a CIA agent, not a teacher”. In fact, Bon Ney is either a CIA agent or a language-lover ! But the story of Bon Ney is very funny. The media reported: “As a Republican, Bob Ney represented Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until 2006, when he resigned. In 1980, at the age of 26, Ney became a representative of the Ohio House of Representatives. In 1983, he went to Saudi Arabia and managed a home security company in Saudi Arabia [!]. He was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1984″. It’s really hard to believe that Bon Ney is a language-lover ! Anyway, the media added: “Ney personally lobbied the then Secretary of State Colin Powell to relax U.S. sanctions on the Mullah regime. Bob Ney is the architect of the Washington-based lobbying enterprise for the Mullah regime, The National Iranian-American Council (NIAC). Trita Parsi was working as a Congressional aid in Bob Neys office in Washington on a temporary visa. Trita Parsi was subsequently appointed president of NIAC”. In fact, the story of Trita Parsi, Bob Ney, the CIA, Mullah Mafia, Obama, the Hunffington Post, the American lefts, Noam Chomsky, and many other things that we have already written about them (check Archive), can show you why and how the US helped the Mullahs. The media added: “Bon Ney accepted lavish gifts of travel, meals, entertainment and campaign contributions in exchange for giving congressional contracts to Abramoff’s clients and inserted comments into the Congressional Record on Abramoff’s behalf“. But do you know what happened to Bab Ney ? The media reported: “Bob Ney was sentenced to 30 months in prison. He was released in August 2008 after serving 17 months“. It’s really shocking and embarrassing. “The US is a paradise for crooks, thieves, corrupt politicians, media whores, mercenaries, and other bad guys. It’s the American Dream. And that’s why Mullah crooks, thieves, terrorists, killers and rapists can freely live in the US and Canada”, funny Iranians say. Bob Ney and his fate is not an exception. “As of December 2010 Jack Abramoff has completed his prison sentence, and now he is free !“, the media reported. Funny Iranians say: “The US is a bad joke. If Shahram Jazayeri, Khavari, Amir Khosravie, and other Mullah crooks lived in the US, they were sentenced to a few months in prison, and then they were released ! It’s the American Democracy: All people are equal, but crooks, thieves, and bad guys are more equal ! In US corrupt system, even Bin Laden, Mullahs, and Hitler can be released after a few years. In fact, the US and Canada is a paradise for bad guys. In North America, only crooks, thieves, and bad guys live in Paradise, not wise guys, ordinary people, and normal creatures. And it’s the true meaning of American Dream. Americans love great crooks and great criminals; the greater, the better”.

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I know that the truth about the US can disappoint and upset many people, at least in Iran, and it’s quite understandable. When you live in the big prison (Iran), and when your basic rights and your basic freedoms are denied by puppets of the West, and when a brutal puppet regime and many horrible problems hurt you, it’s hard to see that even the free world and the US is full of shit. It can be very depressing. But you can’t deny the truth and how the outside world -especially politicians, media and public figures- hurt and betray people. If Iranians and other nations want to find a good solution for their horrible problems, they should know global problems and general problems. They should know why and how the outside world, bad guys and enemies of a better world betray them. Today’s Iranians can solve many problems in both Iran and today’s world. When you know that today’s world is really full of shit, and many problems are global problems, then you can find better solutions, and your solutions can become global solutions. We have already written about Direct Democracy and about Politics, Power, People, Conflicts, and Change. The US system just confirms that politicians and representative democracy are full of shit. Corruption and “Inequity of access to the decision-making process” are very big problems in today’s democracies. Individuals can not afford to lobby, and bad guys and corporations with “deeper pockets” can easily buy and sell politicians and democracy. It’s so obvious that Lobbying is not ‘debate and discussion’. Lobbying is corruption and secret deals behind closed doors. But democracy needs public and open ‘debate and discussion’, not lobbying and lobbyists. As we said before, people don’t need any representative in today’s world. They can be representative of themselves in the age of Internet. Direct Democracy and saying goodbye to politicians can solve many problems, including the problem of lobbying and lobbyists, that is a very serious problem in the West. As the media reported: “The situation in the UK is worse than the US. In the UK, many recent MPs and in particular Ministers are recruited by lobby firms and lobbyists “. It’s really horrible. “In fact, Mullahs and British politicians are alike, and that’s why they love each others”, funny Iranians say. Lobbying is a synonym for “bribery and corruption”, but media whores say: “Lobbying is equal to petition [!]“. It’s so obvious that the right to petition is one thing, and lobbying and bribing politicians is another thing. The intellectual mercenaries say: “The practice of lobbying in order to influence political decisions is a legitimate and necessary part of the democratic process”. But they don’t say “how they influence politicians and political decisions”. Bribing politicians, secret deals, and buying and selling politicians and their decisions behind close doors is a horrible and necessary part of corruption and the despotic process. Democracy needs public and open ‘debate and discussion’, not lobbying and lobbyists. Both the US and Europe are badly corrupted. “Currently around 15,000 Brussels-based lobbyists seek to influence the EUs legislative process”, the media reported. It’s so obvious who created the current horrible economic crisis in the West. I can recommend you all to watch Alex Gibney’s films. “The United States of Money” is not a bad film and can show you many things. This film is about 120 min, but Mullahs showed it in about 80 min and censored Casino-related contents. Alex Gibney’s “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” is a better film. These two films can show you the roots of many serious problems in the US. These films show that the s-e-x slaves, gambling profits, murder, bribery, extortion, financial corruption, mafia, religious fundamentalism, war game, etc are part of the dirty world of lobbyists. The American media report: “‘The United States of Money’ shows how a lobbyists (Abramoff) used fundamentalism, bribery, extortion tactics, murder, etc. Jack Abramoff was born in 1959, in New Jersey and into a Jewish family. In 1986, Reagan appointed Abramoff as a member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council. Abramoff spent 10 years in Hollywood. Rabbi Daniel Lapin, introduced Abramoff to Congressman Tom DeLay at a Washington DC dinner shortly after the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994. Then Abramoff became a registered lobbyist for more than 50 clients. Abramoff and lobbyists help inordinate socioeconomic power that are corrupting the law (twisting it away from fairness) in order to serve their own interests. They bribe politicians, including members of Congress. But they can escape justice. Jack Abramoff only served four years before being released in 2010 . After his release from prison, he wrote the book Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist, which was published in November 2011. The 300-page memoir is an account of his life in Washington as a lobbyist”. It’s really shameful. It can remind you of Martin Scorsese’s “King of Comedy” and how criminals and idiots become hero in USA. It’s a very serious problem. Apparently, “Abramoff has become a critic of the lobbying industry”. Now, he claims: I’m an anti-corruption blogger [!!!]“. Funny Iranians say: “Oh, Yah. If Hitler was arrested in today’s USA, he would be released after a few years, and then Hitler would become an anti-Holocaust blogger ! In today’s USA, Hitler can become a critic of mass murder and Holocaust. Bin Laden can become a critic of terrorism; Khamenei and Mr. shit can become a critic of Election Fraud, Killing people, Tyranny and Financial corruption. And Reza Pahlavi and Saudi’s king can become a critic of monarchy and dictatorship !. The US is a joke, a very stupid joke”. The media reported: “According to former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, Abramoff was paid $1.2 million to arrange a meeting between Mahathir and Bush [!!] Abramoff granted a press interview to Vanity Fair magazine in 2006, and asserted Bush and other prominent figures in Washington know him very well. He called them liars for denying contact with him”. But now, both Bush and Abramoff are free, and Abramoff has become a hero ! It’s really shocking and embarrassing. Unfortunately, today’s USA seems like a stupid Mafia B-movie. Instead of following the stupid Chomsky like sheep, Americans should think about real, clear, and progressive changes. Chomsky, the stupid lefts, and their OWS are part of the current stupid B-movie. And both the Iranian people and the American people are main victims of this stupid B-movie.

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