A Global Corporate Youth Brigade: Using Social Networks for Evil
by Rufus Johnson
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011
Young people today would never respond to an invitation to join a Nazi Youth brigade. But they have responded to social networks to be connected to their friends and are responding in the millions to fun projects to save the world. But have they looked closely at who is behind social networking and to what uses it is being put already?
Social networks are using knowledge of everyone’s friends, what everyone is doing, and now starting to use social networks for harm.
A “vast green army” is being organized by Cornell and IBM. Cornell is tightly bound to Monsanto, so its projects to get young people to locate all plant and animal species in the world and GPS map them, and even in backyards, is worrisome, to say the least since it can be used for anti-ecological corporate purposes. It could help Monsanto to locate, patent and control nature, even more than they already do – and all for free, all under the name of “ecological fun” or saving the planet, by using naive, caring young people to do the investigative work for them. Monsanto is presently defoliating the Brazilian rainforest and has been doing that in Colombia for years, and is pushing laws to make it a felony to whistleblow on agribusiness (itself).
As for IBM, they were the experts used by the Third Reich to locate Jews and their assets and to coordinate trains to the concentration camps. The huge number of deaths during the Holocaust were only possible through IBM’s collection of data. Now they are roping in kids to collect data for them and using the combined power of millions of kids’ computers to crunch it. They are storing information not just on kids report but on those reporting it. Through fun social networking projects, IBM is setting up global surveillance.