The Education of Mark Zuckerberg … It’s May 7, a week before Mr. Zuckerberg’s 28th birthday. And, as Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the wider world all know, something big is coming. It is the deal that will either prove once and for all that Facebook is changing just about everything, everywhere, or that the mania over social media and this company, its apotheosis, is spiraling out of control … If all goes well, Facebook will go public on Friday in an I.P.O. that could value it at nearly $100 billion. And so now, as C.E.O., Mark Zuckerberg has never been more secure — or, given the coming I.P.O., more exposed … On some evenings, as dusk falls in Menlo Park, Mr. Zuckerberg and a small circle of his lieutenants play roller hockey, and maybe knock back a beer or two, outside Facebook’s headquarters … Out in the courtyard, the crew — almost all of them men, almost all in their 20s — hoot and skate until it is almost too dark to see much of anything. Across the courtyard floor, giant black tiles spell out the word “hack.” … The Facebook boys and their captain, Mark Zuckerberg, skate hard. They line up shots with care. And they play to win. – NY Times (5/13/2012)
Lady Gaga went to geek camp, too … Gaga, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sergey Brin are all alumni of the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University. CTY and the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) are two of the most well-known highly selective programs that have given rise to high-achieving adults … But first, kids have to prove themselves by taking the SAT in about seventh grade, and they need to score as well as or better than 50 percent of the college-bound juniors and seniors taking the SAT or ACT (you can retest later). Summer Institute for the Gifted, another program, also accepts letters of recommendation and participation in a gifted program as credentials. These camps have programs at various colleges in the U.S., and some in other countries, too … All of these programs do offer financial assistance to some students, however. Students and alumni tend to agree that it’s all worth it. – CNN Living (9/6/2010)
Another day, another breathless announcement about the Facebook IPO – this one in the form of an extended article in the New York Times that demands no less than three writers and thousands of words.
And likely it’s all a lie of sorts. Zuckerberg is no genius-mogul and Facebook is more a US intelligence asset than a functioning business. But the show must go on, even though it is increasingly a threadbare pretense. The Internet allows us to see clearly how these gambits (scams) are probably perpetuated.
The idea of the global elites, of course, is always to convince the masses that those who work at the top of gigantic corporations and banks are superhuman and deserve their largesse and fame. A quick look at reality provides another perspective entirely.
For the most part, world leaders are staggeringly incompetent and ill-informed … though it is true that many possess native intelligence of sorts. This is not surprising, as they have been selected for this trait. It is in fact seemingly a growing trend as global governance expands.
It is a simple formula. The power elite that wants to run the world has increasingly integrated a seamless network of testing throughout the West to help identify top human youngsters – those who are symbolically facile, even verbally adept without the additional burden of deep thinking.
From the outside looking in, it may seem that the West is an egalitarian place – especially America – where anyone with the requisite combination of hard work, talent and intelligence can make a large success. But in the 21st century this is increasingly myth, not truth.
Increasingly, the global elites are implementing a command-and-control grid that seeks out talented youngsters at an earlier and earlier age.
US President George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” program may be seen as just another one of his goonish, authoritarian visions. But when examined in a larger context, one can see that the US government has laid a grid across the country to identify up-and-coming youngsters at any level, even as young as elementary school.
Once identified, these youngsters are tracked and promoted. They may be the recipients of sudden scholarships or other forms of largesse. Certainly, their quiet rise from obscurity to, possibly, the world stage is supported by a variety of hidden contacts and networks.
These youngsters, eventually, have access to an entire gamut of global elite resources including the vast shadowy marketing machines of Tavistock and other elite promotional facilities.
All they need to do is come up with an idea, a technology (no matter how ephemeral) or in the case of Lady Gaga, a song, a chant … a rap – and the star-making machine goes to work. (OK, perhaps it is NOT preordained but it certainly is close to it.)
It’s a kind of organized crime approach to cultivating talent. After making their selections, elite handlers begin to make the pitch. The quid-pro-quo is surely obvious, and “Monarch Programs” are not necessary. Most – like Zuckerberg – acquiesce willingly and do whatever is required.
Of course, many young people mature late and mathematical capability is not the only kind of creativity. This is not an issue to the top elites. They apparently wish to select for numerical facilities (music, language and math skills) because the owners of such talents are likely to be linear rather than holistic thinkers.
The idea is to present geniuses with outward, dazzling skills but with little in the way of insight or determination to investigate the realities of their larger privilege.
In a sense these youngsters are like performing monkeys, fabulously skilled but incurious when it comes to the system that has launched them. Lady Gaga is said to have composed music at four. Zuckerberg supposedly speaks five languages including Latin. These are the so-called “beautiful minds.”
The privileges are evident and obvious. Zuckerberg, landing in Harvard with the eyes of the elite upon him, was soon smothered in money from various questionable sources including those with close ties to US Intel. Now his company is worth US$100 billion and climbing.
Lady Gaga’s rise was laid by a massive marketing campaign that is surely not available to most other youngsters with similar talents. She entertains billions with increasingly less agile and tuneful songs – or outright plagiarisms.
And when it comes to politics, top operators like US President Barack Obama seem almost entirely manufactured. Obama has hardly revealed anything substantive about his background, and what he has shared has been questionable, or even branded as a forgery. Nonetheless, he may win re-election, such is the power of those who stand in the shadows behind him.
The CNN Living article quoted above seems to give the game away. What are the odds that Lady Gaga, Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg went to the same special school as youngsters? They are astronomical … except that the elites have set up a system to capture such individuals while they are young. The Duke affiliation is no accident, either.
It is no coincidence that the “best and brightest” constantly work for the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund or manifestations of the UN or NGOs. They populate the top levels of Western corporate privilege, politics and mainstream media.
One can visualize them as the fodder of global governance. They are the stylish male and female models of the New World Order – groomed to portray a face that is at once friendly and brilliant in order to convince lesser mortals that the coming globalism is inevitable. The “smartest people” are participating, after all.
An uber-class is being built up patiently, piece by piece. Youngsters in the West may dream of climbing ambitiously to the top, but little do they know the places are already taken.