Connect The Dots

In November of 2015, two U.S. B-52 bombers flew near a cluster of Chinese-built artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, escalating tensions between our two countries. And then the following week, the Portland Timbers won the MLS cup. Who owns the Portland Timbers? It’s Merritt Paulson, son of Henry Merritt “Hank” Paulson Jr., who was the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury and was also Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs. Hank Paulson was a regular visitor to China in both his roles and even wrote a book about their economic future called “Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower.”

An unlikely coincidence. You have to ask yourself: who stands to benefit from a conflict between these two nations? Maybe someone with cultural and economic ties to both who would be called on to deescalate a crisis situation.

What about the 142nd Fighter Wing, who like the Timbers, are also based in Oregon. Nothing like getting a massive influx of cash from the military-industrial complex. Sweet sweet Uncle Sam — dropping $$$ for warplanes like it’s goin’ out of style
Also: if things escalated, the United States would be drawn into a China-Philippines conflict because of our 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty with the Philippines. Is it just coincidence that Martin Steuble, the only player from the Philippines in MLS, plays for Sporting Kansas City who the Timbers beat on penalty kicks in the playoffs of this year’s cup. In exchange for this “loss”, Steuble was maybe guaranteeing US support in defending his home country.

Furthermore, do you know who designed Providence Park (where the Timbers play)? Architecture firm by the name of A.E. Doyle. Know what else they designed? The U.S. National Bank building in Portland where (surprise surprise) our good friend Hank Paulson had tons of federal cronies & financial goons at his disposal.

Back to the Paulsons. The story comes full circle. The student is now the master. The shoe is on the other hand.

Wake up, sheeple.

Note: these people, places, and events are all very real and factually sound. They are irrefutable dots. The lines that connect them, however, are totally bonkers. In an election cycle rife with misinformation and post-truth ranting, we need to be extra diligent as citizens. Stay engaged. Do your research. Be skeptical. Don’t read the comments section. Anywhere.