UPDATE: Rock-star left-liberal activist, Glenn Greenwald, defending Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA espionage, says “rampant abuse” needs sunlight (2013).
UPDATE 1: British PM David Cameron quotes Wikileaks’ sunlight dictum approvingly (2009).
I have long intuited that the reiteration in the alternative media of the phrase, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” is not happen-stance.
It is a deliberate meme being seeded into public consciousness.
The meme demands transparency for national government and governmental organizations, while NGOs, left and right-wing non-profits, and corporations in the service of the New World Order can continue to operate secretively to achieve the goals of global government, outside the purview of laws or standards of accountability to which nation states are held.
Some iterations of the “sunlight/sunshine” meme in recent times:
1. Julian Assange’s Wikileaks was set up by the Sunshine Press.
WL was created around 2006 and went public in 2007.
2. The Sunlight Foundation, funded by government and set up in 2006 is committed to public transparency. Its advisors and directors are listed at wikipedia as follows:
Board of Directors
Michael R. Klein, Chairman
Ellen S. Miller, Sec-Treasurer
Esther Dyson, ED Venture
Craig Newmark, CraigsList
Nicholas J. Klein
Yochai Benkler, Yale University
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University
Charles Lewis, former director, Center for Public Integrity
Kim Scott, Google
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
3. David Coombs, attorney for Private Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, during Manning’s Article 32 hearing in December 2011, to see if he should face a court- martial for leaking confidential military information to Wikileaks:
Coombs concluded his arguments by stating that the “hallmark of a democracy is the ability of government to be open with the public” and that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
4. Influential libertarian scholar and Ron Paul supporter and anti-Intellectual Property activist, Walter Block (10/17/2014) in a much-publicized uproar about his alleged remarks supporting slavery:
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
In my view, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Let us by all means implement their proposal. Let us have a university-wide open hearing to decide if I am to be condemned and censured for my views on slavery.”
Block has vociferously argued against IP (Intellectual Property), against the property value of one’s reputation, and against libel laws specifically….but, as usual with him, he has no qualms about using state libel laws to defend his own IP and threaten to sue for millions on that ground.
This is the not first or only instance of Block’s intellectual double-dealing and it is a prime reason why I have fingered him on this blog many times for sophistry, as well as for possibly being some kind of NWO operative.
On the other hand, Block is quite interesting and engaging, even when dead wrong…as long as you don’t take him seriously, which I don’t…
4. Libertarian legal activist and Ron Paul supporter, Bruce Fein (2009):
“Sunshine is the best disinfectant.”
“Sunshine is the best disinfectant,” said Fein in response to Khan’s question, which asked him “what is the way forward.”
Fein has been a hired-gun of foreign groups, making him in effect a foreign agent.
He is also anti-IP and a judicial activist of the same variety as Francis Boyle.
That is, Boyle and Fein pursue political ends via self-styled free-market legal activism, which on closer inspection proves to be nothing of the sort.
5. Left-wing antiwar, pro-porn, pro-therapeutic-genital- massage, pro-Assange, pro-Ron Paul, vaginal hagiographer, Naomi Wolf, explaining why she had to come out decades after the fact with sensational and unverifiable claims of being groped by her professor at Yale, thus creating a brouhaha as senseless as the one Dr. Block just created:
“When people are named, and they stand up and they say, ‘This happened to me, it’s not OK,’ and especially when there’s federal funding involved, which is substantial, only that moves the ball forward. And you know, sunlight is the best disinfectant.
6. Barack Obama in remarks in 2009 on the economy, stressing the need for government to become more efficient:
Because I firmly believe with Justice Brandeis that sunlight is the best disinfectant, and I know that restoring transparency is not only the surest way to achieve results, but also to earn back that trust in government without which we cannot deliver the changes the American people sent us here to make.”
7. The late left-wing “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz (November 20, 2006), protege of Sunshine Foundation-affiliated Harvard professor and anti-Intellectual Property activist, Lawrence Lessig: “Disinfecting the Sunlight Foundation….”
Swartz pursued the Fein model of activism from the more overtly leftist side, using hacking, rather than litigation, to achieve political ends.
Taking its name from Justice Brandeis’s famed comment that “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants”, the Sunlight Foundation was formed to promote transparency and accountability in American government.”
8. UN Watch, which claims that it is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that monitors the United Nations, floats the meme, while calling for the removal of UN Human Rights Council official, Richard Falk, for allegedly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements:
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant, wrote Justice Brandeis, and that’s why Falk wants to shut us down—so his despicable abuses can proliferate in the dark,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.”
According to UN Watch’s own website, it was formed in 1993
“under the chairmanship of the late Morris B. Abram, pioneer civil rights leader with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and former U.S. ambassador to the UN in Geneva” and it
” participates actively at the UN as an accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and as an Associate NGO to the UN Department of Public Information (DPI).”
It is affiliated, the website states, with the American Jewish Committee.
A New York Times obituary for Mr. Abram in 2000, adds the following fascinating details:
UN Watch was co-founded by Mr. Abram and Edgar Bronfman, who heads the Bronfman Seagram liquor empire and who is one of the most prominent funders of Zionist causes, including the Hillel campus movement.
Abrams, the descendant of a Reform rabbi settled in Georgia, was influential in fighting segregation, started housing projects for middle-class blacks, and held dozens of high-level government and UN posts.
As a student at Oxford after WW II, he was also on the staff of the prosecutors at the Nuremberg military tribunal. A former president of the American Jewish Committee and an advocate for the emigration of Soviet Jews, he was also a president of Brandeis University.
His voice is as much the voice of Zionism and its creators as it is possible to be…and it is plausible to infer that any meme he articulated was one dear to Zionism, especially one created by Louis Brandeis, a legendary early 20th century American jurist of Jewish extraction.
So, finally, what has Louis Brandeis got to do with Zionism and the New World Order?
He was a Rothschild agent, writes Dr. Ahmed El-Meadawy.
During World War I, Brandeis was appointed to the US Supreme Court in return for a $40,000 donation to President Woodrow Wilson’s campaign. From there he was instrumental in sending a Zionist delegation from the US to the UK, promising to bring in the US into WW I on the side of Britain in return for a British promise to create a homeland for the Jews in Palestine, then under British rule.
The originator of this dictum of perfect transparency for the goy political regimes under which he lived, Louis Brandeis was himself a member of a highly secretive and covert group dedicated to political ends of his own – Zionist ends.
In “Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the US was used to create Israel,” (2014), Alison Weir writes:
According to Grose, a highly regarded author, Brandeis was a leader of “an elitist secret society called the Parushim, the Hebrew word for ‘Pharisees’ and ‘separate,’ which grew out of Harvard’s Menorah Society.”  Schmidt writes : “The image that emerges of the Parushim is that of a secret underground guerilla force determined to influence the course of events in a quiet, anonymous way.”
Grose writes that Brandeis used the Parushim “as a private intellectual cadre, a pool of manpower for various assignments.”  Brandeis recruited ambitious young men, often from Harvard, to work on the Zionist cause – and further their careers in the process.”
With some people, it is “sunshine for you and fog-of-war for me.”