2017 = 1955.
On page 6 of this RCA publication
, Sarnoff lays out his strategy for the information side of the Cold War. It's identical to current proposals from Apple or Google, with the same aggressive hatred of Russia.
RCA in 1955 was somewhat comparable to Apple. A provider of entertainment devices AND a controller of entertainment content, closely tied to government and intel. RCA owned NBC and sold the color TVs to receive NBC. Apple owns iTunes and sells the iPhones to receive iTunes. Both provided communication equipment and communication services to government. Strictly speaking RCA was broader than Apple, so maybe RCA = Apple + Tesla.
I'm not going to cite the whole article since it's thoroughly familiar to modern ears. Just one carefully worded paragraph:
Was the Cold War about communism? No, it was about Soviet-based
communism. Our system was good because it was ours. Russia's system was bad because it was Russia's. We started this war between NATIONS in 1946
, and we called it a war of ideology because our propaganda was more effective that way.
The current Cold War has a more genuine ideological basis. Our economic system, though NOT soviet or communist, is totally anti-capitalist and anti-natural law and anti-human. Our system aims to destroy all REAL business, leaving all money and power in the financial realm. Russia is defending itself against financialism with real-value capitalism, based on industry and agriculture with banks serving as helpers.
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The next article in the same RCA journal shows the Globalist Tripod
There's the tripod. Sarnoff representing intel and tech, LBJ representing leftist politicians, Baruch representing bankers. Modern equiv would be Musk, Obama, Soros.
[I tried to find more recent Williamsburg Settlement Awards, but no luck. The Williamsburg Settlement was a Quaker organization in Brooklyn. The award seems to have been short-lived, maybe from 1949 to 1957? The '49 award went to Baruch, then nothing else visible online until several separate refs to this 1955 event. Very little after that.]