O’Keefe Exposes BlackRock Corruption: ‘Buy Senators For $10k’

In a shocking revelation, undercover video footage published by independent journalist James O’Keefe depicts BlackRock Inc., a leading global financial services firm, purportedly wielding alarming influence in the American political and economic sphere. This potential dominance is not just confined to national politics but reportedly extends to war zones, triggering concerns about the hidden aspects of the global financial system.

O’Keefe’s video features a conversation with BlackRock recruiter Serge Varlay. He hints at the immense global influence held by the financial titan, suggesting that they could, if they so wished, “run the world.” However, he quickly adds a disclaimer that BlackRock prefers to operate under the radar.

The video provides a chilling insight into how BlackRock and similar financial institutions allegedly exert influence. The method, Varlay suggests, is straightforward: “You can take this big ton of money and buy people. It’s not who is the president, it’s who is controlling the wallet of the president. You could buy your candidates. First, there are the senators, these guys are cheap. Got ten grand? You can buy a senator.”

While the claim may be shocking, it’s crucial to note that it’s not an accusation solely aimed at BlackRock. Varlay insists that all financial institutions employ similar tactics to buy politicians, a chilling indictment of the entire industry.

However, its vast resources make BlackRock’s sway far more significant. Varlay says, “BlackRock manages $20 trillion. It’s incomprehensible numbers.”

Varlay’s account extends beyond politics, however. He seems gleeful when discussing how war can benefit businesses like BlackRock, specifically the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. According to him, when Russia destroys Ukraine’s grain silos, it disrupts the wheat market and creates an exciting opportunity for firms to profit.

“Ukraine is good for business, you know that right? Russia blows up Ukraine’s grain silos, and the price of wheat is going to go mad up. The Ukrainian economy is tied very largely to the wheat market. The price of bread, literally everything goes up and down, this is fantastic if you’re trading,” Varlay remarks in the video, adding that volatility and the resulting chaos benefit businesses like his.

The video has sparked fierce debate, with some dismissing it as mere hyperbole. In contrast, others see it as a stark illustration of the undue influence big financial institutions may have on our political and economic systems.

We must consider the potential consequences of influencing our political systems by those with the deepest pockets. While the video does not conclusively prove corruption, it provides a window into the often unscrutinized world of finance. It highlights the need for more transparency and stringent checks on the power of such institutions. This revelation should trigger an extensive investigation to ensure our politicians aren’t being bought and sold like a commodity in the marketplace.