Blackwater aka John Smith Inc. aka Your Neighborhood Security Guy aka…
Blackwater has painted itself into the same corner the Moonies have been painted into since the early 1970s. When your name is already a laughingstock among billions of people, but you don’t want to stop doing what you’re doing — make up a new name. And then another new name. And another one. And another one.
Nobody wants to do business with a gang of inbred thugs with low IQs, quick tempers and machine guns coming out of their ears. First Blackwater changed its name to Xe. Didn’t help. Now they’ve got about thirty shell companies and subsidiaries. Thirty little Blackwaters, multiplying and spreading like an infection.
It’s surprising the mainstream “media” even picked up this story. But at least they slipped it in during a three-day weekend. We’re all familiar with the Friday News Dump. I don’t know what you call it when an important story gets run on the Saturday before Labor Day.
These thirty innocent little Blackwaterettes are still trying to get millions of dollars worth of government contracts. Some have succeeded; some haven’t. But at least three of them have been hired by the Pentagon and the CIA. XPG and Greystone are two of the Miniature Blackwaters that got CIA contracts.
In Berkeley during the early ‘70s there was a local (or so I thought) innocuous-seeming New Age group called The Ideal City. They were sort of pushy, but harmless. They always had that same vapid smile that Jesus Freaks had back then, and they kept trying to get people to visit them at their headquarters in Boonville, CA.
Years later I saw an article about the Moonies, saying they use a lot of different names since nobody will have anything to do with the Moonies. The article had a long list of group names that were Moonies in disguise, and The Ideal City was on the list.
Let’s hope somebody will start looking a little deeper when Mom ‘n’ Pop Security or We Protect Your Family tries to get a government contract.