By Kelleigh Nelson:
He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” — St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church
“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.” — Old Russian proverb
Several of my friends have opined that Carly Fiorina would make a great VP to Donald Trump. She sounds so good, and she makes some valid points, but actions speak louder than words, as we all well know. In my book, Carly Fiorina is just another Trotskyite, and if you won’t go that far, she clearly uses Marxist techniques. Read on, and I’ll explain.
In actuality, I’m not sure writing about Fiorina, Jindahl, Rubio, Graham, or Perry (again), isn’t a waste of time. As it stands right now, the top contenders are Trump, Jeb Bush, and maybe Cruz, the latter of whom I’ve written about previously and now have updated. Nevertheless, readers have asked for information on all the GOP candidates. Since Carly allegedly won the early debates of the lesser contenders, she’s next on the list.
Fiorina’s Early Business Background
(Right:Picture of Carly Fiorina whose academic education included a philosophy degree. Would you trust this woman in the White House with her immoral philosophical Helegian Dialectical thinking process? Pic Source: “10 CEOs who prove liberal arts degrees aren’t worthless:”)
Cara Carleton “Carly” Sneed Fiorina, born September 6, 1954, is an American politician, former business executive, and current chair of the non-profit organization Good360. Carly’s father was Joseph Sneed, long time alleged conservative judge on the liberal 9th circuit federal appeals court for more than three decades, and a member of the judicial panel that appointed Kenneth Starr to look into President Bill Clinton’s financial dealings. A lot of good that did, and look at what is going on today! Sneed died in 2008. Link
In 1980, Fiorina rose through the ranks to become an executive at AT&T (who funds and promotes Planned Parenthood) and its equipment and technology spinoff, Lucent. Lucent which means “light-bearing” in Latin, also has the connotation of Lucifer, “the light bearer” (from lux, ‘light’, and ferre, ‘to bear’), who is also a character in Dante’s epic poem Inferno. This was a big story back when Lucent was first named. Everyone was on the bandwagon that this was a Luciferian company. The Lucent logo, the Innovation Ring, was designed by Landor Associates, a prominent San Francisco-based branding consultancy. One source inside Lucent said that the logo is actually a Zen Buddhist symbol for “eternal truth,” the Enso, turned 90 degrees and modified. Another source says it represents the mythic ouroboros, a snake holding its tail in its mouth. Lucent’s logo also has been said to represent constant re-creating and re-thinking. Carly Fiorina picked the logo because her mother was a painter and she rejected the sterile geometric logos of most high tech companies. The Lucent name and logo still give me the willies, and I remember all the info on it back in the 90s.
As chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard (HP) from 1999 to 2005, she was the first woman to lead one of the top twenty U.S. companies. Fiorina received a larger signing offer than any of her predecessors, including: $65 million in stock, a $3 million signing bonus, a $1 million annual salary (plus a $1.25–3.75 million annual bonus), $36,000 in mortgage assistance, a relocation allowance, and permission (and encouragement) to use company planes for personal affairs. She was the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, and that is one huge accomplishment.
However, Fiorina instituted three major changes to HP’s culture shortly after her arrival: a shift from nurturing employees to demanding financial performance, replacing profit sharing with bonuses awarded if the company met financial expectations, and a reduction in operating units from 83 to 4. There were mergers and sell offs, and she was booed at company meetings and attacked on HP’s electronic bulletin board.
At HP, Carly presented herself as a realist regarding the effects of globalization. She was a strong proponent, along with other technology executives, of the expansion of the H-1B visa program. Fiorina responded against protectionism in an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, writing that while “America is the most innovative country,” it would not remain so if the country were to “run away from the reality of the global economy.”
Fiorina said to Congress in 2004: “There is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore. We have to compete for jobs as a nation.” While she argued that the only way to “protect U.S. high-tech jobs over the long haul was to become more competitive [in the United States],” her comments prompted “strong reactions” from some technology workers who argued that lower wages outside the United States encouraged the off shoring of American jobs. Because of changes to HP’s culture, and requests for voluntary pay cuts to prevent layoffs (subsequently followed by the largest layoffs in HP’s history), employee satisfaction surveys at HP—previously among the highest in America—revealed “widespread unhappiness” and distrust. Link
During Fiorina’s time as CEO, HP’s revenue doubled due to mergers with Compaq and other companies, and the rate of patent filings increased. However, the company reportedly underperformed in several areas: there were no gains in HP’s net income despite a 70% gain in net income of the S&P 500 over this period; Link the company’s debt rose from ~4.25 billion USD to ~6.75 billion USD; and stock price fell by 50%, exceeding declines in the S&P 500 Information Technology Sector index and the NASDAQ. Link
In 2002, Carly was America’s leading CEO for firing workers. As CEO of HP, she fired 33,000 workers according to the San Jose Mercury. She shipped American jobs to both India and China according to the Center for Industrial Competitiveness. Fiorina cut workers salaries by $130 million while collecting $90 million for herself according to the book, “Greed and Good.” While other CEO’s during the dot.com crisis took pay cuts, Carly Fiorina took a 231% raise according to Executive Excess of 2003.
Loyalty was not among her high priorities according to the book, “Backfire.” While at HP, she traded with Iran in violation of U.S. trade sanctions by using a foreign entity. She has even praised and worked with, Jew hater – “Hymietown” – Jesse Jackson. Link Link
Business Week reported that she even hung her portrait in the lobby of HP. She also wanted HP to ship her yacht through the Panama Canal, reported the NYT’s. Carly was called a flop and fired by the HP board, but collected $42 million in her “golden parachute,” and $50,000 for career counseling. She also received a $200,000 a year pension. Fiorina is rated one of the worst CEOs in history along with Ken Lay of Enron.
Fiorina and McCain
After resigning from HP, Fiorina served on the boards of several organizations and during this time, she was recruited by John McCain as the top advisor for his Republican 2008 presidential campaign. In 2010, when Carly ran for the Senate against Barbara Boxer, McCain supported and campaigned for her. As far as I’m concerned, her relationship with leftist McCain should disqualify her as a presidential candidate. The Senator not only attended an Acorn rally, Link, but has received funds in the past from a number of George Soros’ shadowy organizations. Link Link
McCain is no conservative, he’s a hard core neo-con Trotskyite. If you don’t know what a Trotskyite is, read part 5 of my article on Senator Lamar Alexander.
Fiorina and the Hegelian Dialectic
In October of 2013, my friend, Mary Thompson wrote an article in Newswithviews.com entitled, Hegelian Dialectic on the Right. In that article, Mary stated that the Fiorina known in Silicon Valley is no conservative, that Carly worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s transition team when he was elected governor, and we all know that Arnold, like McCain, is no conservative.
The article goes on to say apparently Fiorina isn’t much for voting, that she only voted in five of the previous 18 elections. As well, “ According to www.capoliticalnews.com, July 11,2009, records showed that her Fiorina Foundation had never registered with the IRS or the state Attorney General’s Charitable Trust division, which tax exempt charities are required to do.”
Fiorina won the 2010 Republican Senate nomination in California, but lost to Barbara Boxer. The article states the reason why…” Fiorina’s loss may have reflected the fact of her being possibly the most disliked person in the public eye after running the iconic Hewlett-Packard Corporation into the ground resulting in massive job losses. The family members of the founders of H-P refused to endorse her candidacy for Senate, they actively worked against her campaign by sending out letters explaining why.”
All of the above is telling, but is still minor compared to a speech delivered by Fiorina at the Progress and Freedom Foundation Seventh Annual Summit at Aspen, CO in 2001. From Mary Thompson’s article,
“The San Jose Mercury reported: “Hewlett-Packard’s Chief Executive Officer, Carly Fiorina, opened the conference with a scholarly address. She did not give interviews, but she did mention a reporter in her speech—a young guy who couldn’t spell the name of the 19th Century philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (as in “Hegel you know, the process of Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis? I use it every day,” said Fiorina). (San Jose Mercury 8/27/2001-Jennifer Files reporter).
The San Jose Mercury published this writer’s (Mary Thompson’s) following letter to the editor in response to the article. (9/2/2001)
“Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s reported “Getaway to Aspen parallels valley lifestyle, mindset” makes an astonishing remark in her opening address to a recent conference of tech leaders in Aspen, Colorado. Hailing the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s dialectic process, she claims to ‘use it every day.’ Karl Marx preached it, Nicolai Lenin implemented it in Russia in the early 20th Century, and now we have Hegel’s dialectic preached and practiced in 21st Century high–tech industry. And all this time we were led to believe communism was dead! —Mary Thompson
The reporter only touched the tip of the iceberg of the entire speech in which Fiorina elaborated re: her devotion the idea of the Hegelian Dialectic as a tool for decision making. She suggested the synthesis of the status of schools to be “charter schools.” The entire speech is still available on line.
Republican presidential hopeful, Carly Fiorina’s Hegelian Dialectical thinking process is highly flawed and immoral. It is not based upon absolutes. Note: Corrupt Government: Why?
I would urge everyone to read Mary Thompson’s article as it goes into detail on what the Hegelian Dialectic is, and how it is used. Is Fiorina a Marxist? Maybe not, but she is using Marxist techniques, and why would a so-called conservative use the collectivist ideas of Hegel? I fully believe this woman is another leftist masquerading as a conservative Christian. Remember too that charter schools are tax funded, but don’t report to the local school boards. There you have it…taxation without representation!
Fiorina and Islam
Carly Fiorina chooses to believe that the Islamic Ottoman Empire was the greatest in the world. Like Chris Christie, she is snuggled with Islamists. In a speech that was given a mere two weeks after Islamic jihadists attacked America, the former HP chief executive officer gave a speech on technology, business and our way of life. She glorified Islam and made only slight mention of European Christians and Jews having much to do with modern civilization.
I would urge you to read Fiorina, al-Mansour and the World Economic Forum from 2010 on Canada Free Press by J.B. Williams. He states in this article:
Carly Fiorina sat on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, which has observer status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Congressional support for global governance will not wane on Carly’s watch. Agenda 21 and “sustainable development” are the new buzz words for “global socialism” through global governance and Carly sits on the Foundation Board at the mother ship.
We should be asking Carly to describe her long-term relationship with Dr. Khalid al-Mansour—aka Don Warden, Black Panther puppet master, Saudi Royal front-man and Obama education financier.
Fiorina sits on other Boards with al-Mansour, such as the African Leadership Academy. Al-Mansour, aka Don Warden, was the man behind the men of the Black Panther movement in the 1960s. He has long held hope for a “black nationalist” president, starting as far back as his relationship with Malcolm X. In fact, X died while speaking at one of al-Mansour’s college campus rallies.
Also, please check out the article by Tim Brown on Freedom Outpost entitled, Carly Fiorina: Islamic Civilization was “Greatest in the World.” The author asks a great question at the end of the article, “So, Fiorina has promoted lies from an anti-Christ religion and culture. Is this really the kind of person conservatives, let alone Christians, should be getting behind? If she does this with Islam and history, what do you think her mindset would be when it comes to the Constitution?”
Carly Fiorina talks a good game for the electorate of America, but in reality, she is another neo-conservative player who belongs more to the noxious left than to the old Constitutional right. She’ll never get my vote.
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