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Saluting False Flag Hoaxed History: World War Two Was For Coke


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A World Wide Addiction

image source: World War 2 GIFs - Find & Share on GIPHY

Please excuse any typographical error you may encounter. Auto spell correct is an evil gremlin.

This article serves as background for the next podcast, which shall be released soon. Thank you, AA Morris.

The Cartoon Cargo Culture Revealed: The Public Easily Accepts Childish Reasoning As Fact

Nothing like taking things like establishing Coca Cola bottling plants during a time of war as normal behavior on the part of the government. This is all so obviously absurd I wonder how the public could not have noticed? Is there something in the drinking water? Well the boys had to have their bottles of coke up at the front line and with them in their fox holes, after all...

Imagine how much sooner the war could have ended had the Military brass taken it seriously. Of course I somewhat jest. The wars are more fake and more literal and actual scripted theater than most think. The wars cover for real engineering operations like building roads, factories, bottling plants, airports, etc. All the foundational infrastructure for the future post World War Two world of global air travel and global cartoon culture had to be created. The World War was a great way to mobilize the resources needed to do so. Whatever violence did happen, the scale of it is bound to be smaller and less dramatic.and more along the lines of the locals resisting the Coca Cola bottling plant or airport that the international banking powers had their hearts set on establishing.

The level of destruction the military can actually cause has been greatly exaggerated as it always has been. This kind of deception is Military (strategy) rule number one. Morale is a very important thing to understand. Basic Psychology 101. The idea is to get the public to give up before any shot is fired. Psychological warfare is a real thing and well documented. The truth of it all is that the real target of all the propaganda and psychological operations is the mass human population and governmental officials and employees not in the know. National security clearances, death penalties for things like treason, buckets of money, the ability of government to generate both death and birth certificate and the identities to go along with such things, and non-disclosure contracts can easily cover for a myriad of illusionary sins sold as reality to the public.

It's not that I don't think there is not (or was not) any violence nor any kind of competition, it seems pretty obvious that the powers that be that run this show do not seem to really care for individual human life and there sure seems to be clear evidence these same powers that be would have no problem setting up one group against another and allowing real violence to occur. I just do not think it wise to accept the mainstream narrative at face value without thought.

I think that our impressions about the scale of warfare tend to be distorted as a result of the overwhelming propaganda noise machine. I think many of the weapons and military feats we have been shown and told about, are nothing more than Hollywood lies. Things like the mythic atom bomb are hoaxes, but so are so many other super-duper powered capabilities of claimed government might. This article is not about Hollywood's obvious role as propaganda military weapon for government, which is a historical fact, mass media has always been the medium for governmental propaganda of one kind or another and always composed out of a lot of lies. The oldest form was simple word of mouth, hearsay and gossip, and bullsnot, a tool still in use today.

Consider how absurd USO tours (during times of war) are: United Service Organizations - Wikipedia

"They thereby created an enormous consumer base throughout the world that would not have been possible without Eisenhower and the Coca-Cola Company’s cooperation in working towards bettering the morale of the American fighting man."

source: Coca-Cola: The Pause That Refreshed | The National WWII Museum ...

Eisenhower: A Coke Addict


image source: WW2 allied


A Proud Coca Cola Proclaims: "1940s … Post-war growth"
"During the war, 64 bottling plants were set up around the world to supply the troops. This followed an urgent request for bottling equipment and materials from General Eisenhower's base in North Africa. Many of these war-time plants were later converted to civilian use, permanently enlarging the bottling system and accelerating the growth of the Company's worldwide business."

source: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/history-of-bottling

What A History!

Life before World War Two was a lot different than it would become after. The war acted like a transition or a gate. The Wars are like global cultural rites of passage. The global human population was sucked up into a global cult. This world we know today "evolved" from this earlier seed which itself was the product of prior global scheming and cultural manipulation. The world needed to be "made safe" for passenger jets and mass produced commercial products. Hotels and highways needed to be engineered and constructed. Bridges needed to be built and anything that got in the way needed to be blown up. By this I mean things like mountains and other natural obstacles. Of course anyone living where the new airport was going to built would have to be moved. The Germans were busy making Volkswagens and playing around with staging Olympic level events while Eisenhower had an urgent need for coke. So they started constructing glass bottling plants in the "theaters" of the world (war). Everyone knows you really want to carry around heavy and breakable Coca Cola bottles into foxholes and into combat, right? War is a lot less real than most like to consider. Think they had popcorn machines too? What happened to the canteen with plain old water? How about sending the boys home or to Europe instead of sticking around building bottling plants in North Africa? It's hard to take any of this seriously. It's also hard to think anyone would take Eisenhower seriously at all. The man is a cartoon joke. Obviously bottles and Coca Cola are not serious concerns at all.  Why would this be a concern during a war? 

Keep in mind too, the public knew what they did of the war from newspapers, radio and the film screen. The same film screen that would show the audience fictional product would also show them newsreels that were supposed to represent real events, but instead presented screened reality. A hyper reality was introduced into public consciousness by way of Hollywood produced product. The celebrities personal lives were the subject of newsreels as was the war. Then the audience could watch a Disney or Warner cartoon and whatever Hollywood fare was in the offering. They would be urged to buy bonds and wave their flags. Pay your taxes and fear fear itself.

This would grow into the television and digital social multimedia beast of today.


The Coca Cola History Documentary

The Coca Cola History Documentary  source: Docu Share

1943: "Gen. Dwight Eisenhower sought to make the soda available to his soldiers as close to the battle front as possible."

"By the time the United States entered World War II in December 1941, Coca-Cola was already established as a symbol of the American way of life. In countless letters home, soldiers serving abroad spoke of fighting for the little things, like an ice cold Coke, rather than politics or ideology. In a mutually beneficial edict, Coca-Cola Company president Robert W. Woodruff declared that any American in uniform could get a Coke for 5¢, regardless of the listed price or cost of production. For the men serving overseas, however, a soda fountain had become a foreign concept; foreign, that is, until 1943 when Gen. Dwight Eisenhower sought to make the soda available to his soldiers as close to the battle front as possible. In an attempt to raise and maintain morale, Eisenhower sent an urgent telegram to the States requesting 3 million bottled Cokes to be shipped to North Africa—where at this time he was serving as Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force—along with the equipment and supplies needed to wash, refill, bottle, and cap that same amount twice monthly without, of course, displacing necessary military cargo. Once approved by Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, the Coca-Cola Company was more than happy to comply with Eisenhower’s orders. Treated as a wartime necessity, the Coca-Cola bottling plants established near the front lines were allotted considerably larger sugar rations than the half-share allowed to the company for production of the beverages intended for civilian consumption in the States.

Once the bottling plants were installed overseas, the next issue became maintaining the makeshift factories without sacrificing necessary military manpower. As an answer, the Coca-Cola Company sent 148 of its employees abroad to oversee the installation and management of the plants. These men were given US Army uniforms with the rank of Technical Observer and were treated as officers, although they had no military duties to speak of. Although one might think this would cause friction between the fighting men who sacrificed everything and the Coca-Cola men who led a life of relative leisure, the relationship was quite the opposite. In fact, servicemen would often go out of their way to ease travel restrictions and other obstacles for the “Coca-Cola Colonels” as they were affectionately called.

Endless quotes from letters home expressed the same sentiment. One V-mail from the archival collection of The National WWII Museum shows that the availability of Coke truly served its purpose as a morale builder:

Dear Folks, You’ll never guess what I had to drink this evening. Not whiskey, not gin, not Calvados, not beer, but good old fashioned “Coca-Cola” in the bottle that’s made to fit the hand. Just a few moments before we left our staging area to board the boat Dick and I bought two Cokes, and drank them to the next time we’d be drinking bottled Cokes, believing that that would be in the USA. But not so! As part of our PX ration this week each man received two Cokes for which he paid four francs, and although some people may debate whether rye or bourbon are America’s national drinks, when I saw the excitement caused by a case of Cokes and the remarks about the corner drugstore, I did not think the national drink was quite that strong!

Coca-Cola’s advertisements during the war addressed the softer sides of the conflict. Rather than show war-weary soldiers enjoying their product, the company focused on Coke’s ability to bring people and nations together, as seen in ads portraying GIs intermingling and laughing over Cokes with British, Polish, Soviet and other allies from Alaska and Hawaii to Brazil and China, always with a caption along the lines of: “Have a ‘Coke’—a way of saying we’re with you.” The Coca-Cola Company also took advantage of their well-established slogan “The pause that refreshes” by applying it to Home Front workers, often Rosie the Riveter-style women whom they encouraged to take a break from building planes and ships. The idea behind the ads, which was supported by a scientific research project completed in 1941 by Coca-Cola executives, was that Home Front workers and soldiers alike would work more efficiently if given a moment to pause and refresh themselves with a Coke. One advertisement makes the case, “Men work better refreshed…A nation at war strains forward in productive effort in a new tempo … In times like these Coca-Cola is doing a necessary job for workers.”

While the Coca-Cola Company was busy boosting the morale of American fighting forces, they were simultaneously laying the groundwork for becoming an international symbol of refreshment and solidarity. Many of the bottling plants established overseas during the war continued to operate as non-military factories after the war’s end. Furthermore, GIs liberating towns throughout Europe or working side-by-side with locals in the Philippines felt pride in sharing their favorite drink with their new-found friends. They thereby created an enormous consumer base throughout the world that would not have been possible without Eisenhower and the Coca-Cola Company’s cooperation in working towards bettering the morale of the American fighting man."

image and quote source: http://www.nww2m.com/2011/08/coca-cola-the-pause-that-refreshed-2/


Coca Cola is a Global Cultural Artifact

Businesses like Coca Cola only benefit form war and the world wide opportunity for economic expansion it allows.

"Coca-Cola is the nearest thing to capitalism in a bottle." 

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image source: Google image search for 9/11 and Coca Cola

"Sep 11, 2006 - Published September 11, 2006 ... KABUL, Afghanistan – A sniper on the gleaming Coca-Cola factory's roof peers through his gun sight over ..."

"KABUL, Afghanistan –  A sniper on the gleaming Coca-Cola factory's roof peers through his gun sight over Kabul's bullet-pocked suburbs, searching for any hint of a terrorist threat. In a parking lot festooned with red Coke flags, an American dog handler barks commands at journalists being frisked by Afghan security agents.

In strife-ridden Afghanistan, this is how even the most positive of events — like Sunday's opening of a new $25 million Coca-Cola (KO) production plant — are handled. Even more so when pro-U.S. Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends. But according to Karzai, more business openings and investments of this kind will lead to a downturn in Afghanistan's violence, which has reached its deadliest proportions since U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban in 2001 for harboring Usama bin Laden.

"This is another step forward for economic growth, self-sufficiency and better living standards for Afghanistan," Karzai said in a speech inside the plant, where 350 people had new jobs. Across town, Jomaa Gul saw things differently. The unemployed 34-year-old lives in the ruins of what was once the administration block of Coca Cola's last production plant in Kabul."

source: Coca-Cola Opens $25 Million Production Plant in Afghanistan | Fox ...   

"September 11, 2006| From Reuters. KABUL, Afghanistan — The haunting Arabic prayer chant echoed among the sterile plastic rows of Coke and Fanta, seeking ..."

source:  Coca-Cola Goes to Afghanistan - latimes

"SEEING the world through the bottom of a Coca-Cola bottle can produce some unusual visual effects. World War II, for example, looks like an extremely successful, if costly, expansion of Coca-Cola's worldwide market. "

"Coke's fabled inventor, John Stith Pemberton, is a morphine addict; Asa Candler, the druggist who acquired the Coke formula and made the drink into a national phenomenon, is a brilliant and unscrupulous schemer; and Robert Woodruff, whose iron fist held the reins of the Coca-Cola Company for more than 60 years, is an arrogant snob who placed Coca-Cola sales ahead of all other human values. As of this writing the company's response to this lifting of the veil is muted, though it has pooh-poohed Mr. Pendergrast's claim that he has reproduced the jealously guarded original formula."

source: Great Men and Tiny Bubbles - NYTimes.com

BBC: "Sep 11, 2012 - Only two countries where Coca-Cola is not officially bought or sold - Cuba and North Korea; This is due to trade embargoes with the US ..."

"After almost 60 years, Coca-Cola is on sale again in Burma. It's one of the world's most recognised brands, so are there any countries where the drinks giant still remains unsold?  Coca-Cola says it sells 1.8 billion servings of the drink every day. But for the last six decades, none has been in Burma. That's because of US trade sanctions on the military junta which ruled the country from 1962 to 2011. Those sanctions were suspended a few months ago, as the country began to move towards democratic reforms.  But the company said on Monday its first delivery had arrived and local production would begin soon. Coca-Cola's entry into any country is a powerful symbol, says Tom Standage, author of A History of the World in Six Glasses.

"The moment Coca-Cola starts shipping is the moment you can say there might be real change going on here," he says. "Coca-Cola is the nearest thing to capitalism in a bottle."  Coca-Cola's rival PepsiCo has also announced plans to resume sales in Burma."

"There are now just two countries in the world where Coca-Cola cannot be bought or sold - at least, not officially. They are Cuba and North Korea, which are both under long-term US trade embargoes (Cuba since 1962 and North Korea since 1950). Cuba was actually one of the first three countries outside the US to bottle Coke, in 1906. But the company moved out as Fidel Castro's government began seizing private assets in the 1960s, and has never returned. In North Korea - the other Coca-Cola-free zone - recent media reports suggested it was being sold in a restaurant in Pyongyang. But Coca-Cola says if any drinks are being sold in either North Korea or Cuba, they are being smuggled in on the black market, not via official channels."

source: Who, What, Why: In which countries is Coca-Cola not sold ... - BBC.com

September 11th is a day that usually contains some kind of Coca Cola News

"1 Million Bottles: Coca-Cola Hits Milestone With Post-Harvey Donations. By: Debbie Ebalobo | Sep 11, 2017 ..."

"Hudson is one of more than 2,000 Coca-Cola employees in the area affected by Hurricane Harvey. He’s driven through the worst parts of the state and his eyes glaze over as he recounts what he’s seen. “I’ve seen houses engulfed in water,” Hudson comments."

source; Coca-Cola Hurricane Harvey Donations: The Coca-Cola Company

September 11th 2016:

"On September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed. 15 years later, the day was commemorated with cases of Coca-Cola."

source: A Coca-Cola 9/11 Tribute at a Walmart Is Getting Slammed on Twitter

Coca-Cola HBC AG Transaction in own shares 11 September 2015 ...  

The Word Occult Just Means Screen: Never Believe What You See On Screens

Highly edited film or video, with authoritative voice over is no substitute for real evidence you can actually examine. Such so-called proof in reality, only suggests fakery and a hoax, despite decades of social conditioning to think otherwise.

When I see footage of war like this, I only see evidence of Hollywood crafted special effects magic. This is not a representation of reality at all. This is nothing but evidence of Hollywood produced propaganda.

The very real weapon of mass destruction from the 20th century and one still in liberal use today, is mainstream media in all of its hydra like glory and form.

Images of war matter more than actual war.

The public mind is the true enemy of government. Real free thinking is the nemesis of authority.

source: https://archive.org/details/ARC-38931

War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination

"Back in Hollywood, First Lieutenant Ronald Reagan was taking part in what he refers to in his autobiography as one of the major "secrets of war, ranking up with the atom bomb project": creating a complete miniature of Tokyo, so authentic in detail that even top Air Corps generals could not distinguish it from reality. Footage of fake bomb runs on the toy city were then used to brief bombing crews, who were taken by Reagnan’s voice over narrative all the way to his dramatic “Bombs away.” As areas of Tokyo were burned out, Reagan tells how the Hollywood team would “burn out” their counterparts in “our target scene,” obliterating along with the city, the boundaries between illusion and reality.”

source: War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination

see: Faking World War Two: Ronald Reagan Targets Tokyo for more.

World War Two: 64 Coke Bottling Plants in 6 Theatres of War.

Laos 1973:

Coke establishes bottling plant in Vietnam during height of war!



source: Civilization: The West and the Rest - Google Books Result

From The Pre - World War Two 20th Century:

Print Media, Radio and Film Theaters Were The Media For Propaganda Before The Age of Electronic Broadcast

The film companies that produced both special effects entertainment and newsreels have long been controlled by international banking interests. These same interests essentially cotnrol the governments of the world. Bankers manage the occulted global empire. Nation-states are less real than most think. Newsreels and radio and print media shape public perception. These are the tools of augmented reality as much as a computer screen is. Magazines like Life and Look were very influential during this time period. We have to keep in mind there was no internet and no mass media television landscape of countless cable channels. Back during WW2, television was still in the lab and radio and film were the cutting edge communication technologies of the day.

Religions used to be the primary means of cultural indoctrination for many of us. Today we have mass produced product as cultural artifact. 



The Lie ofThe American Empire: The World is Run Like One Big Divided & Conquered Cargo Cult




source: Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction

 "Coca-Cola logo rested comfortably next to the swastika.”


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image source: SYRIA: Coca-Cola Içecek buys 50% of local distributor | Beverage ...

Coca Cola The Middle East & Global Cult Manufacture

“The Company has one authorized bottler in Sudan, DAL Food Industries Company, Limited (“DAL”), in which we have no ownership interest. DAL produces and sells finished products in Sudan under certain of our trademarks, including Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite. We supply DAL with certain concentrates under a general license from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). In addition, the Company has two specific licenses issued by OFAC to (1) perform certain obligations under the bottler’s agreement with DAL (including, without limitation, taking actions with respect to safety and quality control, and protecting the Company trademarks and other intellectual property in Sudan) and (2) receive payment by letter of credit issued by a Sudanese bank or such other alternative authorized payment methods. The renewal application for these two specific licenses, both of which expired on December 8, 2014, was submitted and has been pending with OFAC since September 16, 2014. We expect OFAC to renew these specific licenses in the normal course. In the interim, consistent with prior years in which OFAC issued renewals after the expiry date of the specific licenses, the Company’s activities in Sudan have been limited, in accordance with the terms of the applicable OFAC general license.

In Syria, the Company currently has active bottler’s agreements with Salsabil Company Inc. (“Salsabil”) and Syrian Soft Drink Sales & Distribution LLC (“SSDSD”). The Company does not have a direct ownership interest in these entities. With respect to SSDSD, the Company owns approximately 20% of Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. (“CCI”), an independent bottling partner, which in turn has a 50% interest in SSDSD. Due to the ongoing conflict in Syria, Salsabil and SSDSD are currently active in the sale and distribution of Company products in Syria on a very limited scale. Salsabil operates a production facility in Damascus and SSDSD is currently only involved in distribution of finished Company products sourced from CCI bottling operations located outside of Syria. In the past, we had other authorized bottlers in Syria, but due to the ongoing conflict, they ceased operations and the Company has not renewed or extended their bottler’s agreements, which expired in 2011. The Company does not have any ownership interest in any of these bottlers.

The Company has, and regularly secures, a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) for the export to Syria of proprietary informational materials necessary for quality control and production purposes. The BIS license was last renewed on May 13, 2014 and is valid until May 31, 2016. Following the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Syria in August 2011, the Company obtained a specific license from OFAC to enable the Company to resume sales to the active bottlers in Syria. The renewal application for this specific license, which expired on October 31, 2014, was submitted and has been pending with OFAC since March 20, 2014. We expect OFAC to renew this specific license in the normal course. In the interim, consistent with prior years where OFAC issued a renewal after the expiry date of the specific license, activity by the Company in Syria has been very limited and the Company has taken steps to ensure that any activity does not involve any interaction with the Syrian government.

In 2012, the Company entered into a strategic relationship with Aujan Industries Company J.S.C. (“Aujan”), one of the largest beverage companies in the Middle East. Under the terms of the applicable agreements, the Company acquired a 50% interest in an entity (“Rani Refreshments”) that currently holds the rights in certain territories to various juice and other brands. Rani”

source: SEC Comment Response June 2015


WW II: An Urgent Need For Coke

The North African Theater of The Absurd

"In 1941, America entered World War II and thousands of US citizens were sent overseas. To show support for the brave men and women, Coca-Cola President Robert Woodruff ordered that “every man in uniform gets a bottle of Coca-Cola for five cents, wherever he is and whatever it costs the company.”

"In 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower sent an urgent cable to Coca-Cola requesting shipment of materials for 10 bottling plants. During the war many people enjoyed their first taste of the drink, and when peace finally came, the foundations had been laid for Coca-Cola to do business overseas."

"Woodruff’s vision that Coca-Cola be placed within ‘arm’s reach of desire’ was coming true. From the mid-1940s until 1960, the number of countries with bottling operations nearly doubled."

"Post-war America was alive with optimism and prosperity. Coca-Cola was part of a fun, carefree American lifestyle, and the imagery of its advertising – happy couples at the drive-in, carefree mums driving big, yellow convertibles – reflected the spirit of the times."

source: History of Coca-Cola | The war and what followed | Coca-Cola GB

Nazi Germany and Coca-Cola: An Unholy Alliance - Killer Coke

Coca-Cola - Wikipedia


A Cultish Coke Addiction

"Obsessive concern with Coca-Cola is, unfortunately, a contagious affliction, and one of its victims is the author of this book. As a result, readers are accompanied through more than a century of American and global social history by a guide whose sole preoccupation is how great events affected, or were affected by, an American soft drink. Mr. Pendergrast even suggests, in a coda that one can only hope was meant to be whimsical, that in keeping with "the true beauty of capitalism at its best," Coca-Cola is a sort of secular religion with "no morality, no commandment other than increased consumption of its drink," one that has been "a force for good in the world." After several hundred pages, this Coke-centered Weltanschauung becomes a trifle silly. 

For example, Chapter 12 introduces an event that the book portrays as the beginning of Coke's global expansion but which the rest of us regard as the reason the United States entered World War II. "The Japanese didn't realize that by bombing Pearl Harbor, they were indirectly giving the Coca-Cola Company a worldwide boost that would insure the soft drink company's unquestioned global dominance of the industry," the author writes. "It's likely that the Japanese weren't thinking about soft drinks at all, though four Hawaiian Coke coolers were in fact martyred that day at Hickam Field." Moving right along to civil rights, we are reminded that the historic 1960 sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, S.C., began after four black students had been "refused hamburgers and Cokes." He adds, "By demanding equal rights to Coca-Cola, the civil rights activists were striking at the heart of Southern and American culture."

source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/23/books/great-men-and-tiny-bubbles.html

Wars Cover For Building Coca Cola Plants and Spreading Global Culture

Paid for by the Tax Payer

World War Two:  Coca Cola has bottling plants built by the Army Corp of Engineers - paid for by the tax payer wage slave.

"While the Coca-Cola Company was busy boosting the morale of American fighting forces, they were simultaneously laying the groundwork for becoming an international symbol of refreshment and solidarity."

"Many of the bottling plants established overseas during the war continued to operate as non-military factories after the war’s end. Furthermore, GIs liberating towns throughout Europe or working side-by-side with locals in the Philippines felt pride in sharing their favorite drink with their new-found friends."

"They thereby created an enormous consumer base throughout the world that would not have been possible without Eisenhower and the Coca-Cola Company’s cooperation in working towards bettering the morale of the American fighting man."

source: Coca-Cola: The Pause That Refreshed | The National WWII Museum ...


"On May 8, 1964, Duncan Coffee merged with the Coca-Cola Company, and Charles Duncan joined the Coke board. He ran the newly formed Coca-Cola Foods Division, which included the coffee and citrus (Minute Maid) divisions of Coke. Three years later the company dispatched him to London to serve as chairman of Coca-Cola Europe. There Duncan supervised the operation and expansion of almost 300 Coca-Cola bottling plants throughout Europe and Asia, including ones in Eastern Europe, Southwest Asia, and North Africa. The first Eastern Europe introduction into Bulgaria made The Coca-Cola Company the first U.S. consumer marketing company to penetrate the Iron Curtain."

"In 1970 Duncan returned to Atlanta and the following year became Coca-Cola’s president. During his tenure from 1971 to 1974, the company enjoyed extensive growth. It also modernized its advertising. During this period Duncan bought, from Coca-Cola’s eminent R. W. Woodruff, the famous TE Ranch, southwest of Cody, Wyoming—a working cattle ranch established in 1895 by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody."

"Charles William Duncan Jr. (born September 9, 1926) is an American entrepreneur, administrator, and statesman best known for serving as U.S. Secretary of Energy on the Cabinet of President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981. He had previously served as Carter's United States Deputy Secretary of Defense during the Iranian Revolution. Earlier, Duncan had run the family business, Duncan Coffee Company of Houston, Texas, for seven years, until the Coca-Cola Company acquired it in 1964. After seven years on the Coke board, Duncan became the corporation's president."

source: Charles Duncan Jr. - Wikipedia

North African Campaign - Wikipedia

Welcome to the Theater of The Absurd

Coca Cola & Movie Theaters (of War)

1940s … Post-war growth
"During the war, 64 bottling plants were set up around the world to supply the troops. This followed an urgent request for bottling equipment and materials from General Eisenhower's base in North Africa. Many of these war-time plants were later converted to civilian use, permanently enlarging the bottling system and accelerating the growth of the Company's worldwide business."

source: History of Bottling: The Coca-Cola Company


Engineering "Brave New Worlds"

"From the beginning, many politicians wanted the Corps of Engineers to contribute to both military construction and works of a civil nature. Assigned the military construction mission on 1 December 1941 after the Quartermaster Department struggled with the expanding mission,[14] the Corps built facilities at home and abroad to support the U.S. Army and Air Force. During World War II the mission grew to more than 27,000 military and industrial projects in a $15.3 billion mobilization program. Included were aircraft, tank assembly, and ammunition plants, camps for 5.3 million soldiers, depots, ports, and hospitals, as well as the Manhattan Project, and the Pentagon."

"In civilian projects, the Corps of Engineers became the lead federal flood control agency and significantly expanded its civil works activities, becoming among other things, a major provider of hydroelectric energy and the country's leading provider of recreation; its role in responding to natural disasters also grew dramatically. In the late 1960s, the agency became a leading environmental preservation and restoration agency."

"In 1944, specially trained army combat engineers were assigned to blow up underwater obstacles and clear defended ports during the invasion of Normandy.[15][16] During World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theater of Operations was responsible for building countless bridges,including the first and longest floating tactical bridge across the Rhine at Remagen, and building or maintaining roads vital to the Allied advance across Europe into the heart of Germany. In the Pacific theater, the Pioneer troops were formed, a hand-selected unit of volunteer Army combat engineers trained in jungle warfare, knife fighting, and unarmed jujitsu (hand-to-hand combat) techniques.[17] Working in camouflage, the Pioneers cleared jungle and prepared routes of advance and established bridgeheads for the infantry as well as demolishing enemy installations."

source: United States Army Corps of Engineers - Wikipedia

Wars are more a Hollywood product than most might know. Wars are about engineering "future" civilizations.

Wars are about culture manipulation, putting people to work like a human resource and war is about making sure we are bonded to the Government as wage slaves. We must believe we need Government protection in the first place. We must continue to toil away making the wheel of industrialization continue to turn. Even when we are not working we should consume so we keep the wheel revolving. World War Two serves as the foundation for the passenger jet global world of electronic communication of today. Wars ensure we remain addicted to paying taxes to government.

Post War Coke Time!

Eddie Fisher, 1950's Coke spokesman, early electronic age celebrity shepherd and tabloid star.

Fisher's mythic romance with Elizabeth Taylor is the stuff of Hollywood legend.

The only evidence we have for such sordid tales is from the mainstream Hollywood rumor mill media itself, not the most trustworthy source, by any means. Most people seem to take such obvious public relations, yellow journal, tabloid fare as serious representations of reality. I do not subscribe to such a view. In my opinion, obvious Hollywood tabloid tales are just the same kind of scripted nonsense as what is sold as reality television programming is. The documentary form and reality television were never as real as advertised. I think it extremely unwise to trust the sordid accounts of actors and actresses who have obvious means, motive and opportunity to lie about such things. Trusting Hollywood to tell you the truth is not a good idea. Believe it or not, actors and actresses get paid for pulling off scripted publicity stunts. Hollywood was always a propaganda arm of government. Hollywood acting families are like very real American royalty and tales about their exploits really should not be trusted. There seems to me to be another layer of scripted fiction beyond obvious fictional film fare. The very public personas of Hollywood style celebrity come across as very contrived products of a plastic, commercial culture and not as real people. Fan clubs have existed for a long time as has the mainstream gossip column press. Celebrity persons are just as much manufactured product as Coca Cola. Believe none of the hype about such mythic people.

Hollywood celebrity has always existed to act like sacred sainted shepherding idol for mass public consumption.

"Coke Time with Eddie Fisher,"

"Eddie Fisher was the star of the first television series sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.  "Coke Time with Eddie Fisher," which began broadcast in 1953, was very popular, but, in the early 1950's fewer that 50% of the population had television sets.  To expand the audience, the show was transcribed for radio.  While the television show was sponsored by the Company, the local bottlers were responsible for the radio version.  Even though Fisher had completed his radio and television work for Coke by 1957, a special record promotion featuring six of his most famous songs sold over 500,000 copies."

source: Coke Time With Eddie Fisher: The Coca-Cola Company   •   Coke Time with Eddie Fisher - Wikipedia   •   Debbie Reynolds on losing husband Eddie Fisher to Elizabeth Taylor ...

Tabloid Time With Eddie Fisher: This What Happens To Hollywood Celebrity When Their Careers Begin To Tank

Modern Celebrity Soap Operatic Scandals Are Born & A Seeming Anti-Family, Hollywood Promoted Agenda Begins

Hollywood stars seem to get paid for starring in what seems to be just scripted, and largely fictional, tabloid tales sold to the public as real. Why would we buy into anything sold by people who get paid to fool the public? That is exactly what Hollywood exists to do, in overt and even more covert ways. We usually know when we are suspending our disbelief, in darkened film theater when watching what we know is scripted fiction. Yet when the same kind of cartoonish fare is labeled "fact" by an unthinking and parrot like press, most of us tend to assume such tales true and turn off our critical judgement and go along with what seems to be nothing but culturally manipulative, celebrity career launching, salacious public relations, entertaining fare.

A Bit of Speculation Based On The Role Celebrities Play In Socially Engineering Our World

It seems that as Fisher's career sank, he moved onto a different kind of gig, this one meant he would star in what would be presented as a real life soap opera drama. One that would just so happen to sell the idea of divorce and multiple marriages and multiple partners to the public, some ten years prior top the 1960's sexual revolution. This would seem to be an example of Hollywood planted seeds that would spread and bloom into the flower power of the next decade. The public was made aware of many details that they really did not need to know about, this was true about such celebrity and other types of gossip then and is true today. This was true probably for as long as human beings have been speaking and using verbal language to communicate. Humans seem to love tabloid gossip.

Everything is Manufactured Product: Celebrity, Soda, Music, Politics. and Even Personal Identities

The mainstream media is clearly the source of many contagious behaviors that society has subsequently adopted en masse. This powerful tool of governmental cultural manipulation and control relies on massaging and otherwise controlling the narrative so that only the officially sanctioned ideas are focused on alone, with all other ideas and concepts being ignored. Unverifiable claims form the foundation for new forms of thought and behavior. In this manner our ridiculous and absurd society and world and culture continues to grow more cartoonish with each passing year. Even if salacious stories about celebrity romance, divorce and scandal are true, it is none of our business; it is really that simple. If anything, these kinds of stories should serve as warning for how not to behave.

"Coca-Cola signed him to a then-princely $1 million contract to be its spokesman..."

"When rock finally broke through and the more dangerous and alluring Elvis Presley eclipsed Fisher on the charts, Fisher's musical career fizzled."

"A teen idol at a time when the first seeds of rock and roll were being sown, Fisher was a middle-of-the-road singer whose popularity was so great that Coca-Cola signed him to a then-princely $1 million contract to be its spokesperson and headline his first TV series, "Coke Time With Eddie Fisher." When rock finally broke through and the more dangerous and alluring Elvis Presley eclipsed Fisher on the charts, Fisher's musical career fizzled. He began a string of notorious celebrity marriages (and divorces) as he struggled with addictions to cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription drugs. In his autobiography "Been There, Done That," he admitted that his romantic entanglements would probably overshadow his artistic legacy: "It isn't the music that people remember most about me. It's the women," he wrote. His first marriage was to movie star Debbie Reynolds, with whom he had two children. One was Carrie Fisher, the noted author and movie star who portrayed Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" films. That marriage fell apart in 1958, when Fisher set off one of the most notorious celebrity scandals of the era by starting an affair with screen queen Elizabeth Taylor while trying to console her about the death of her husband, and Fisher's good friend, movie producer Mike Todd. The scandal cost Fisher his second TV series, "The Eddie Fisher Show," and essentially sank his career. But it made Taylor an international sex symbol and superstar.

Fisher married Taylor in 1959 and they co-starred in the movie "Butterfield 8," but when rumors emerged that Taylor was having an affair with "Cleopatra" co-star Richard Burton, Fisher was on the outs. Taylor dumped him and married Burton in 1964. Next up for Fisher was actress Connie Stevens; their two-year marriage ended in divorce and produced two more children. One was actress Joely Fisher, best known for her TV roles on the shows "Ellen" and "'Til Death."

Over the years he was romantically entangled with a number of other starlets, including Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, Angie Dickinson and Kim Novak. He also married two more times, to Terry Richard (which lasted one year) and to Betty Lin, who he stayed with from 1993 until her death in 2001."

"The scandal cost Fisher his second TV series, "The Eddie Fisher Show," and essentially sank his career. But it made Taylor an international sex symbol and superstar."


 "SEEING the world through the bottom of a Coca-Cola bottle can produce some unusual visual effects."

Coke vs Pepsi, Left vs Right, Demoblican vs Repucrat: An Artfully Divided World Wide Cargo Cult of Fallacious Commercially Produced Choices

"The 1960 Presidential election becomes a taste test between Richard Nixon, the Pepsi politician, and John F. Kennedy, the Coke loyalist."

source: Great Men and Tiny Bubbles - NYTimes.com

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