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Above: Tom Russo (Vice President-GS Electronic Trading Goldman Sachs 1999-June 2013, Vice President-Global Execution Services at Merrill Lync June 2013 to present), Amy Brandt, Rex Tillerson (CEO of Exxon Mobil), Denise Benmosche, and Mark Angelson (Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Chicago Club and the Pilgrims (London and NYC). The Institute of International Education (IIE) held its 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and honored ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson, Maestro Lorin Maazel and the Founders of the Iran Opportunities Fund. “IIE is involved in many different aspects of international educational exchange, from administering the flagship Fulbright program for the U.S. Department of State, to rescuing scholars in danger, to working with corporations and foundations to support global leadership by investing in human capital.” [Emphasis added.]Photo credit: Patrick McMullan, September 23, 2009 | Note: *The Iran “Opportunities” Fund operates under the auspices of the IIE.
by Forrest Palmer, WKOG Collective
July 22, 2013
For today’s proof that this is ‘a white man’s world’ before anything else and that it is to the detriment of all living creatures on Earth, I provide Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil. Exxon Mobil is the most profitable corporation on the planet with revenues of $44.9 billion in the 2012 fiscal year. As a modern day version of Standard Oil, the company’s coffers begin to fill from the moment oil is drilled out of the ground to the end user filling up his or her gas tank every morning on the way to a job, the symbol of enslavement under the current capitalist system. Although Rex Tillerson is reminiscent of John D. Rockefeller, the CEO of Standard Oil and at one time the richest man in the world, in sitting at the helm of such a profitable company, a more apt comparison may be of Captain Ahab on a perpetual quest for the white wale Moby Dick, which will lead to Ahab’s ultimate demise. The white wale in this real life story is man’s conquering the physical Earth through the holy grail of infinite energy extraction that is only a dreamlike illusion and on the way to quickly turning into a nightmare for us all. The same myopic search infused with madness of which Ahab was guilty is the life’s work of Tillerson and the men like him who are in the midst of leading us all down a path of inevitable destruction.
As an illustration of the true derangement that accompanies this affliction of white male supremacy and how dangerous it is to ALL OF US, I have included the following video. In this footage, Tillerson admits that climate change is real, but says that like any problem, there are engineering solutions to fix it. His personal statements are in stark contrast to the history of Exxon, which has a history of funding climate denying groups such as the Heritage Foundation. So, it begs the question, how can the leader of a corporation be successful in his position and hold an opinion which is 180 degrees different from the work supported by his corporation? The answer is that ultimately each entity, Tillerson as an individual and Exxon as a Western corporation, are aligned in the continuance of white male supremacy. Not suprisingly, although Tillerson admits there is such a thing as climate change, he believes that the Western world can still go about things in the current fashion due to the ‘otherworldly’ brilliance of this culture, which is the hallmark of white male supremacy and its demigod like foundations. So, whether admitting that there is climate change or not, the extension of white privilege for however many years is of primary importance to Tillerson. As any good Western capitalist, Tillerson sees these supposed ‘engineering soltuions’ as not only an answer, but a way to profit off them for him, his cohorts and the corporate state itself.
Therefore, the conclusion of any thinking person is that the path set forth on this Earth in the short term is white privilege and its continued preeminence on Earth AT ALL COSTS. White male supremacy as an ideology has made a suicide pact with the rest of Earth’s creatures and the decision to go forth in this fashion is as one-sided now as it has been for hundreds of years previous to this point. The inability for any of us to stop this mad dance with death is truly indicative of the fact that it is a white man’s world.