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World War Two: An Urgent Case of Coca Cola

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

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."

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



Wars Cover For Building Coca Cola Plants and Spreading Global Culture

Paid for by the Tax Payer

  Coca Cola has bottling plants built by the Army Corp of Engineers on all 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."

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."

Charles Duncan Jr. - Wikipedia

North African Campaign - Wikipedia

Welcome to the Theater of Te 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."

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."

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.


World War Two Era Engineers Created The World Of "Pan American Air Travel"


“The System of the Flying Clippers” (1946–1953); "World's Most Experienced Airline" (1953–early 1970s);

"Pan American World Airways, known from its founding until 1950 as Pan American Airways[1] and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida, and Havana, Cuba, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.[2] It was also a founding member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global airline industry association.[3] Identified by its blue globe logo ("The Blue Meatball"),[4] the use of the word "Clipper" in aircraft names and call signs, and the white pilot uniform caps, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century. In an era dominated by flag carriers that were wholly or majority government-owned, it was also the unofficial overseas flag carrier of the United States. During most of the jet era, Pan Am's flagship terminal was the Worldport located at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City."  "

" "The "Clippers" — the name hearkened back to the 19th century clipper ships – were the only American passenger aircraft of the time capable of intercontinental travel. To compete with ocean liners, the airline offered first-class seats on such flights, and the style of flight crews became more formal. Instead of being leather-jacketed, silk-scarved airmail pilots, the crews of the "Clippers" wore naval-style uniforms and adopted a set procession when boarding the aircraft."

"While waiting at Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland for a Pan Am Clipper flight to New York in 1942, passengers were served a drink today known as Irish coffee by Chef Joe Sheridan"

"During World War II most Clippers were pressed into military service. Pan Am pioneered a new air route across Western and Central Africa to Iran, and in early 1942 the airline became the first to operate a route circumnavigating the globe. Another first occurred in January 1943, when Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to fly abroad, in the Dixie Clipper."

"During this period Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a Clipper pilot; he was aboard the Clipper Eclipse when it crashed in Syria on June 19, 1947."

Pan American World Airways - Wikipedia

The History of Pan Am: How To Construct Brave New Worlds & To Boldly Go Where None Have Gone Before

The History of Pan American Airlines, 1963

It's hard to take the supposed authoritative narrator seriously. His vocal performance sounds vey cartoonish and childish. What was the age and mentality of the supposed audience supposed to be? Was this made for a first grade history class? This seems more like internal human resource marketing than something meant for children. It's funny how obvious the attempts at emotional manipulation actually are once you become aware of what to look and listen for. It is very obvious how the emotional appeal and other fallacies are used to essentially emotionally trigger passive beliefs and behavior. The human nervous system itself is weaponized.


THE ATOMIC OUTER SPACE COLD WAR: The Television Sequel To World War Two


"Pan Am held a lofty position in the popular culture of the Cold War era."

JFK is used as a Historical Icon A Modern King Arthur & Jesus Figure Rolled into One



Mythic British Naval war heroes are used in the same way that JFK and RFK and MLK are used in our culture today. In the same manner mythic characters populate fairy tales, films, religions and all the rest. We are supposed to sympathize with the eternal victim and we are supposed to believe in the visions of these people. People like Martin Luther King Jr. are media figures designed to manage social change to make sure things do not get out of hand. Can't really have people waking up and seeing the bigger picture. The basic idea is to keep humanity sorted into all sorts of artificial classifications. Prejudice and racism are easy cards to play. The Governmental multimedia noise machine promotes racial intolerance and depicts images of racial violence as part of an obvious agenda to promote a divide and conquer strategy. They also then promote only state sanctioned media spokes people who are supposed to act like social shepherds. These people will use some reason mixed with the usual propaganda and misdirection. We are not supposed to realize that we are all in this together and that the Government is the problem. We are supposed to allow ourselves to be easily sorted into manageable communities. We are not supposed to question authority. The system is the problem and the other issue are all those who just go along with it. We have to all stop just going along with it all. If we want real change we all need to work for it together, those of us outside and those of us inside, the system. We are all human beings whether we are the most elite or the most homeless. The system imposes the artificial notion of social caste. We are all born into a system we did not invent and we all get conditioned by this system. If we start saying no to the system's inhuman demands we might make some small changes. We can act locally. We are supposed to be distracted by the media noise machine and its unverifiable claims while international banking interests continue to dominate every aspect of our lives. One way to combat some of this is at the local level. Go to the local school board meetings. Go to the local town hall  meetings. Spread the word and let others know that we are all getting ripped off and taken advantage of. Say no to common core and other governmental interference in our local lives. We need to wrest control of education back form the Federal, State and County power and put it back at the most local level we can have it at. We need basic village like control over our own lives. We need less laws and less fees, fines and jail time. Instead the Government wants us all entranced and in a state of endless rapture. The multimedia beast seeks to keep our attention focused on pop idols and other soap operatic nonsense. 


"One of the most famous images in which a Pan Am plane formed a backdrop was The Beatles' February 7, 1964 arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport aboard a Pan Am Boeing 707–321, Clipper Defiance"

"From 1964 to 1968 con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr., masqueraded as a Pan Am pilot, dead-heading to many destinations in the cockpit jump seat. He also used Pan Am's preferred hotels, paid the bills with bogus checks, and later cashed fake payroll checks in Pan Am's name. He documented this era in the memoir Catch Me if You Can, which became a movie in 2002. Abagnale called Pan Am the "Ritz-Carlton of airlines" and noted that the days of luxury in airline travel are over."

"In August 1964 Pan Am accepted the reservation of Gerhard Pistor, a journalist from Vienna, Austria, as the first passenger for future flights to the moon. He paid a deposit of 500 Austrian shillings (roughly US$20 at the time).[143] About 93,000 people followed on the Pan Am waiting list, called "First Moon Flights Club". Pan Am expected the flight to depart about the year 2000."

"A fictional Pan Am "Space Clipper," a commercial spaceplane called the Orion III, had a prominent role in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey and was featured prominently in one of the movie's posters. Plastic models of the 2001 Pan Am Space Clipper were sold by both the Aurora Company and Airfix at the time of the film's release in 1968. A satire of the movie by Mad magazine in 1968 showed Pan Am female flight attendants in "Actionwear by Monsanto" outfits as they joked about the problems their passengers faced while vomiting in zero gravity. The film's sequel, 2010, also featured Pan Am in a background television commercial in the home of David Bowman's widow with the slogan, "At Pan Am, the sky is no longer the limit." "

Pan American World Airways - Wikipedia



"The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941. One of the largest aircraft of the time, it used the massive wing of Boeing’s earlier XB-15 bomber prototype to achieve the range necessary for flights across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Twelve Clippers were built; nine were brought into service for Pan Am and later transferred to the U.S. military. The remaining three were sold to British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) by Pan Am and delivered in early 1941. (BOAC's 3 Short S.26 transoceanic flying-boats had been requisitioned by the RAF)."

Boeing 314 Clipper - Wikipedia



"The airline appeared in other movies, notably in several James Bond films. The company's Boeing 707s were featured in Dr. No and From Russia with Love, while a Pan Am 747 and the Worldport appeared in Live and Let Die."

"A term used in popular psychology is "Pan American (or Pan Am) Smile." Named after the greeting stewardesses supposedly gave to passengers. It consists of a perfunctory mouth movement without the activity of facial muscles around the eyes that characterizes a genuine smile."

"In 2011, ABC announced a new television series based on the lives of a 1960s Pan Am flight crew. The series, titled Pan Am, began airing in September 2011.[149] It was canceled in May 2012."

"In 2016, the film Neerja was released about the story of Neerja Bhanot who gave her life during the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73."

Pan American World Airways - Wikipedia


CIA = News Manufacturing & Hollywood


 "systematic use of terror as a policy"

"deliberate policy of terrorizing enemy non-combatants."

Borders are artificial and exist to keep us all trapped as cattle. We need permission to travel. We need the correct papers and have to pay the correct fees. We face fines and jail time otherwise. We may not travel freely nor may we live wherever we want. We are not truly free but we can pretend to be. We have to believe we need all the layers of Governmental intrusion as protection. Of course we can trust the News media and the Government to tell us the truth right? These people would never outright fake or otherwise distort events to serve a political and social manipulative agenda would they?

Terrorism - Online Etymology Dictionary

"Pan Am Flight 73, a Pan American World Airways Boeing 747-121, was hijacked on September 5, 1986, while on the ground at Karachi, Pakistan, by four armed Palestinian men of the Abu Nidal Organization. The aircraft, with 360 passengers on board, had just arrived from Sahar International Airport in Mumbai, India, and was preparing to depart Jinnah International Airport in Karachi for Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, ultimately continuing on to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States.[1] A June 2001 grand jury charged that the militants were planning to use the hijacked plane to pick up Palestinian prisoners in both Cyprus and Israel."

"The incident began as passengers boarded the Frankfurt-bound aircraft in Karachi. A subsequent CIA investigation revealed that the hijack occurred despite the presence of armed agents near the aircraft."

"The aircraft was a four-engined Boeing 747-121 delivered to Pan Am on 18 June 1971, with registration N656PA and named Clipper Live Yankee by the airline. It was later renamed and at the time of the incident was named Clipper Empress of the Seas. After the incident the aircraft was renamed "Clipper New Horizons". Pan Am sold the aircraft to Evergreen International in 1988 and then leased it back. The aircraft was returned by Pan Am to Evergreen in April 1991. Evergreen scrapped the aircraft the next month."

Pan Am Flight 73 - Wikipedia


Someone has to write the fictions sold as fact. Funny how there is an obvious pattern of science fiction writers with World War Two combat and similar war story backgrounds that do not really fit with the actual professions and interests of these creative professionals. J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Ian Fleming, Kurt Vonnegut and Gene Roddenbery come to mind. Gene Roddenberry clearly has a public relations background. Whether he was a real pilot or not is irrelevant to the myths that surround him. This reads like something he himself scripted.

"Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist best remembered for creating the original Star Trek television series. He was born in El Paso, Texas, but grew up in Los Angeles, California where his father worked as a police officer. While at school, the young Roddenberry majored in police science and became interested in aeronautical engineering.

He obtained a pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training Program. Following his graduation, he signed up for the United States Army Air Corps and he enlisted after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was commissioned on August 5, 1942, and was posted to the Pacific Theater of Operations where he joined the 394th Bomb Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group, of the Thirteenth Air Force. He flew Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in an estimated 89 combat missions. After being rotated back to the United States he was promoted to Captain and became an air crash investigator. During his military career, he was involved in two plane crashes and was awarded both the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross."


Paid To Script Propaganda For The Theatre of The Absurd

What are the odds? Funny how he doesn't end up as some kind of awesome hot shot Pan Am pilot guy. He would have been a great fit to play commercial spokesman. The guy is supposed to be some kind of American Hero Pilot, as it turns out he would go on to write television pilots for a new kind of theater. Roddenberry was a Military public relations figure. Not everyone gets their picture in the Los Angeles Times. Roddenberry is a Tall Tale Teller. The (Pan Am) Clipper name comes up time and time again.

"Once a civilian, he began to fly long-haul routes for Pan American World Airways. He was involved in a further crash in June 1947, where the Clipper Eclipse crashed in the Syrian desert. After pulling injured passengers out of the burning plane, he led the party which sought help. After a further incident, he resigned from Pan-Am, seeking to write for television instead. However, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department, initially in the traffic division but transferred to the newspaper unit where he worked with Chief William H. Parker as a speech writer. He landed the role of technical adviser for a television version of Mr. District Attorney, which led to him writing scripts for the series under the pseudonym of "Robert Wesley". This led to a series of collaborations with Ziv Television Programs, and he resigned from the police on June 7, 1956, in order to take up a writing position on the staff of The West Point Story."

"In the days following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roddenberry received a telegram with orders to attend Kelly Air Force Base, enlisting on December 18, 1941."

"Following the completion of boot camp, he was sent to Corsicana, Texas for pilot training by civilian instructors. He completed sixty hours of flight time there, including thirty-two solo hours.  In March 1942, he moved to Goodfellow Field (now Goodfellow Air Force Base) in San Angelo, Texas for basic flight training where he flew a Vultee BT-13 Valiant. Roddenberry graduated on August 5, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant." 

"On August 2, 1943, while flying out of Espiritu Santo, Roddenberry was piloting a B-17 but realized the plane did not have enough speed to take off. He applied the brakes to stop the aircraft but they did not respond. The tail brake was applied but it also failed. The plane overshot the runway by 500 feet (150 m) and impacted trees, crushing the nose, and starting a fire. Bombardier Sgt. John P. Kruger and navigator Lt. Talbert H. Wollam were both positioned in the nose and died on impact. While an official report absolved Roddenberry of any responsibility, there were those in the squadron who blamed him for the men's deaths.Early in September 1943, the squadron was rotated back to the United States. The crew was transported on an old Dutch freighter across the Pacific; upon his arrival, and reunion with his wife, his picture was featured in the Los Angeles Times."

"Roddenberry spent the remainder of his military career in the United States, and while he did not keep an ongoing record, he estimated that he had flown 89 combat missions.  This number was disputed by the records of the Army Air Corps and other members of the 394th Bomber Squadron. For example, one pilot in the same bomb group as Roddenberry flew eighty missions, but took three times longer than Roddenberry had claimed to do so.  In October, he was assigned to Fort Worth, Texas and then the 18th Replacement Wing at Salt Lake City. He was subsequently moved to the Office of Flight Safety based in Oakland, California. In February 1944, he moved back to March Field and was promoted to Captain and subsequently flew all over the United States in his role as a plane crash investigator. During this time he was in another accident as a passenger on a military flight that crashed and caught fire. Roddenberry pulled three men to safety  During his military career, he was awarded the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. "