Hegemony: Marlon Brando Has an Offer You Can’t Refuse

Marlon Brando won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Godfather. But when his name was announced, instead of the handsome actor accepting the award, an Apache woman in traditional native garb approached the podium and began to give a polite refusal speech on his behalf, protesting the recent violence at Wounded Knee. Her name is Sacheen Littlefeather, and she is in the news again.

Your friendly neighborhood Tired Blogger has been railing and ranting on a four-post discussion of modern romance: how the struggle between the Radical Feminists and the Men’s Rights activists has caused a divide that is destroying America. And I promised in my last post I would discuss the Hegemony, what it is, how it amasses power, and how it is using the division of our peoples to strengthen its own power base. So what do Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather have to do with this?

Read on to find out.

I didn’t write about these fellows in my post about who “they” are, not so much because I don’t think the society exists, but rather, because there are too many groups claiming the designation for me to be able to intelligibly write about them at this time. Still, this image does resonate…

I’ll explain that at the end of the post, but in the meanwhile, I’m going to write about the Hegemony. I’m going to discuss three things (I know, I know, I keep saying that and then only discussing one or two of the items).

  • 1) What the heck is a hegemony, anyway?
  • 2) The Hegemony has managed to concentrate enormous power in the hands of a few thousand wealthy people.
  • 3) The Hegemony does not care about women’s rights any more than they do men’s rights. All they care about is amassing more wealth and power for themselves.

Why do I find the best quotes from the ideologies I disagree with…?

According to the online dictionary, hegemony is “leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others.” While this is clearly adequate for our purposes, I want to be clear on a few points.

I chose the term “hegemony” because I wanted to discuss “the Powers That Be,” but I don’t like most of the labels applied. “Patriarchy” denotes that the hierarchy is male-dominated and while at the very top that is true, the hegemons have allowed a few women through the gates to mollify the Feminist masses. So they allowed Hillary to run for President (odd that she didn’t win), they allow Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House, and it is no skin off their noses that Queen Elizabeth has ruled the British Empire for seventy years. More than this though, I don’t like the word “Patriarchy” to denote our Masters because in no way can I see them as “fathers” to us. Yes, I know the Radical Feminists hate fathers, and honestly, that is not the point I wish to debater. I know there are tons of terrible fathers out there. But in honor of the good fathers I know…I can’t label these monsters as fathers.

Marlon Brando in his iconic role as The Godfather. Radical Feminists may have this image in mind when they discuss the “patriarchy.” IMHO, I would take this guy any day as a father or a boss as opposed to the standard corporate hack. The Hegemon makes a Mafia Don look warm and fuzzy.

I’ve talked very vaguely in previous posts about who belongs in the Hegemon. I’ll leave a link here if you wish to read or review who these fine folks are.


I make the claim that “The Hegemony has managed to concentrate enormous power in the hands of a few thousand wealthy people.” Am I able to back up this claim?

Working under the assumption that the Hegemony is roughly correspondent to the membership of the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergs, and the World Economic Forum, that leaves us with 400 people in the Commission, 120 in the Bilderbergs, and 3000 in Davos. While I don’t think these 3000 or more folks truly run the world, I think they are representative of the most powerful people on the planet. This doesn’t mean they are evil (or at least, I hope not all of them are). But I’ve always felt that the more power you collect in fewer people’s hands, the closer to tyranny we are. Let’s take a closer look at these fellows.

Here we have Henry Kissinger at the 1972 premier of The Godfather. While this is an interesting connection, this is not the connection I mean between Marlin Brando and the Hegemony.

The simplest way I can think of to demonstrate the power of these organizations is simply to focus on the largest, and because largest I would say the most likely to be egalitarian, organization on the list, the WEF. I will send a link to a website that claims it has all the names of the paying members of 2020, “submitted to us anonymously through our Secure Drop portal.” The site also has a search engine where you can look up members, so far it is, if accurate, the most helpful site I have found on this topic.


Their list has 2784 names. I looked up “Chief Executive Officer” in the databank, and the number of representatives came up to 729. So very roughly a quarter of these folks are CEO status and while some are likely more fortunate than others, I remember the list of Fortune 500 Companies seemed to have their share of delegates. To compare, the percentage of CEO status folks in the US legislature was 21.2 percent, so closer to a fifth. Does this mean that the US legislature is just small potatoes compared to Davos?

My numbers for congressional CEOs is from https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/truth-tracker-analyzing-the-world-economic-forum-great-reset-conspiracy-theory-1.5922314

Some of the board members for the WEF. I only recognize two faces. Klaus Schwab, the Director, and the Chinese super Billionaire Jack Ma. They are the gentlemen on the bottom row, bookending the other board members. Image from http://davosclass.tni.org/

But there is enormous debate (amongst those who even know about this organization) about how powerful the WEF is. Speculation ranges from wild conspiracy theories that, if believed, would make one despair for the future of humanity, to the testimony of George Soros (the big baddy hated by most conservatives, in part because he has been a long-standing attendee of Davos, where the Forum has its annual conference) that the meetings are merely a “big cocktail party.” But with tickets commanding $40,000 a person, it is out of the range of most middle-class folks. How powerful are these folks really?

I hate to turn to Wikipedia, but I’m afraid I can’t find a better source for what I am looking for. Turns out the WEF trains young people to be tomorrow’s leaders. Sure that does not mean anything…but take a look at some of these quotes:

In a 2017 interview, Klaus Schwab said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been recognized as a Young Global Leader, and also mentioned Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “I have to say, when I mention now names, like Mrs. (Angela) Merkel and even Vladimir Putin, and so on, they all have been Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum. But what we are very proud of now is the young generation like Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau … We penetrate the cabinet. So yesterday I was at a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau and I know that half of his cabinet, or even more than half of his cabinet, are actually Young Global Leaders.”[12] Klaus has mentioned Putin a second time as shown in the documentary Das Forum, which goes into behind the scenes footage of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. In the clip Klaus states “Mrs. Merkel, Tony Blair, even Putin, they were all Young Global Leaders before.”

Hate to tell you Feminists this, but Davos board is only 16% women. Likely Schwab thinks this very generous…image from http://davosclass.tni.org/

“So what Curtis? Klaus made an offhand sexual remark that he has “penetrated” the Canadian cabinet. You are telling me that the Globalists master plan begins with the conquest of Canada? For crying out loud Curtis, give me a break!”

Fair enough. We have only one nation with an executive branch dominated by this organization, right? It the Vatican and the State of Palestine are included, there are 195 nations on the planet, and while Canada may be ranked #1 in a poll by US News and World Reports as the greatest place on Earth to live, surely this one nation being dominated by the WEF is no big deal. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/canada

This is the list of the board of trustees, as per wikipedia: The WEF is chaired by founder and executive chairman Professor Klaus Schwab and is guided by a board of trustees that is made up of leaders from business, politics, academia and civil society. In 2010 the board was composed of: Josef AckermannPeter Brabeck-LetmatheKofi AnnanVictor L. L. ChuTony BlairMichael S. DellNiall FitzGeraldSusan HockfieldOrit GadieshChristine LagardeCarlos GhosnMaurice LévyRajat GuptaIndra NooyiPeter D. SutherlandIvan PictetHeizo TakenakaErnesto Zedillo Ponce de LeonJoseph P. SchoendorfH.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah.[13] Members of the board of trustees (past or present) include: Mukesh AmbaniMarc BenioffPeter Brabeck-LetmatheMark CarneyLaurence D. FinkChrystia FreelandOrit GadieshFabiola GianottiAl GoreHerman GrefJosé Ángel GurríaAndré HoffmannChristine LagardeUrsula von der LeyenJack MaYo-Yo MaPeter MaurerLuis Alberto MorenoMuriel PénicaudH.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanL. Rafael ReifDavid M. RubensteinMark SchneiderKlaus SchwabTharman ShanmugaratnamJim Hagemann SnabeFeike SijbesmaHeizo TakenakaZhu Min.[45][46]

Are these powerful people? Let’s do a cursory examination. We have a former executive of Goldman Sachs, who’s 2021 letter to investors claimed “Net revenues were $59.34 billion, net earnings were $21.64 billion and diluted earnings per common share was $59.45 — all records. Return on average common shareholders’ equity (ROE) was 23.0 percent, the highest since 2007, and return on average tangible common shareholders’ equity (ROTE)1 was 24.3 percent.” While the pandemic bankrupted you, they saw 23 percent return on investment.

Honestly, most of the big organizations are in bed with each other. A CEO, a board member there, a second cousin over here. You really have to look harder to see someone different, than you do to see the similarities.

Their total assets according to their 2021 anual report to investors was a trillion. It is hard to say how much money there is in the entire world. This is a great website for information about how much money exists: https://www.gobankingrates.com/money/economy/how-much-money-is-in-the-world/#:~:text=What%20is%20the%20world’s%20total,to%20%241%2C540%20trillion%20in%202020.

The largest estimation it discusses is as follows: “Money is also present in the form of investments and derivatives. This figure can even touch a quadrillion if we include all of them. It looks like this: $1,000,000,000,000,000. This amount even surpasses the total market capitalization of the U.S. stock market, which is $48,264,353.4 million, as of March 31, 2022.”

That is a shit ton of money. Goldman Sachs has an influence over one thousandth of all the worlds money by that estimation.

What about the Bank of England? We are talking substantially less money, but substantially more history. The money involved is evidently just a shade over a hundred billion, but the bank itself was established in 1694. One of the not often discussed causes of the American Revolution was Parliament’s insistence that American colonists borrow their money exclusively from the Bank of England, which of course reounded to increased English profits, but a resession that hit Americans hard. Fortunately, all of that stuff is past us now.


I’m showing too much of my bias here. Like all human endeavors, I don’t beleive Klaus Schwab to be Dr. Evil. This quote by him is actually a profound truth.

Let me relist the member organizations that frightened me in a previous post:


The Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Energy Investment, GE, Apple, Goldman Sachs, Nestle, PB, Walmart, Microsoft, China Bohai Bank, Johnson & Johnson, J P Morgan Chase Bank, Pepsi Co, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones & Company, Dow Chemical, Bayer, Phizer, Visa, Lockheed Martin, Google.

And what the hell, for grins and giggles, let’s add on the Royal Bank of Canada. I went through each company listed above, adding their assest where I could easily find them, when I could not I added their revenues. Take it with a grain of salt, since these are apples and oranges being compared, but the money just these companies (never mind the other partners and however many millions and billions they have) control equals 14 trillion 963 billion 402 million dollars. I remember in the 80s a lot of fuss and bother was given to how much the US defense budget was, and how all that money could instead be used to help the poor. Whether or not that is a fair point, the US military budget for 2021 was 801 billion. In other words, these organizations command resources well over 18 times the biggest national defense budget the world has ever seen. A quick survey of sites purporting to estimate the cost of ending world hunger gives a high end estimate of 265 billion a year.

Pulitzer Prize winning photo of a vulture patiently waiting for a starving African child to die of hunger. As a conservative I’ve been told all my life that we just don’t have the money to stop this. “Somebody has to pay for it.” After writing this article, I may never listen to that argument again…

I’m at 2301 words, so I will continue with my last point in the next post. But I have not forgotten. All of this started with a dramatic claim that Marlin Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather had something to do with the hegemony that I have been portraying the power of. Marlon Brando had his faults, I won’t claim he was any kind of saint. But he did see some of the truth of how the Hegemony was oppressing the poor. The community he decided to make his stand for was the Native Americans. The first Acadamy Award Ceremony of my life was the scene of his protest. Rather than walking onstage to obtain the acclaim of Hegemony, a lovely young woman in traditional Apache garb approached both podiam and Roger Moore, and began a speech about how the native American had been badly oppressed by the American government and by the film industry. Littlefeather was blacklisted from Holliwood. She later worked at Mother Theresa AIDS hospice in San Francisco. The President of the Acadamy formally apologized to Littlefeather in recent weeks. It is slow to happen, but some are coming around. I don’t mean to paint it all black and white. Marlon Brando has his very dark side, I see some site that criticize Littlefeather. And the WEF does do some good work.

But in my next post I will demonstrate how this powerful Hegemony does not care about women’s rights any more than they do men’s rights. All they care about is amassing more wealth and power for themselves.

I wish I remembered this. I wish I’d known about it before.

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