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A Summary of the Book Do As I Say (Not As I Do)

updated March 28, 2012

 Do As I Say ( Not As I Do )
Do As I Say (Not As I Do), by Peter Schweizer

A book written in 2005 by Peter Schweizer entitled ”Do As I Say (Not As I Do)” contains surprising information about many influential mainstream political figures, focusing on a theme of ”the hypocrisy of 'liberals'”— which despite attempting to downplay hypocrisies of ”conservatives,” nonetheless contains relevant information about many well-known politicians and communicators which is also of interest to those who align themselves with having liberal views.

This article summarizes key points mentioned about three individuals in the book— the filmmaker Michael Moore, the globalist financier George Soros, and the political commentator Noam Chomsky. Individuals also discussed in the book include Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, Ted Kennedy, Ralph Nader, Nancy Pelosi, Barabra Streisand, Gloria Steinem, and Cornel West.

While ”hypocrisies” of some of the individuals mentioned in the book are essentially only their personal choices as opposed to what they publicly claim to be good for others, the hypocrisies of others mentioned including those detailed in this article involve actual corruption of the messages they are communicating or policies they are implementing.

The treatment of ”conservative” figures in the introduction of this book and apparently in other books written by Peter Schweizer could be characterized as ”softball” at best (one online Amazon reviewer mentioned his book ”The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty” being ”a perfect biography for an eight-grade book report”), however the treatment of the ”liberal” subjects being the focus of this book are eye-opening, well documented, and often very relevant.

Surprising facts about the filmmaker Michael Moore, from the book Do As I Say (Not As I Do)

The Filmmaker Michael Moore
The Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore.

The filmmaker Michael Moore is one of the most popular of modern political commentators, however it is shown that he is often hypocritical about many issues which he is well-known for speaking about, including his making false claims of having ”working class” roots and being a ”populist who stands up for the little guy,” his investing in many of the companies he criticizes including defense contractors such as Haliburton, and his having hiring practices that he criticizes in others. [Note— Also Moore’s agent is Ari Emanuel, the brother of Obama’s original White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.]

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Following are points describing the information contained in the chapter of the book ”Do As I Say (Not As I Do)” speaking about Michael Moore.

— Michael Moore has become famous worldwide due to his books and films, and he has become extremely wealthy earning in the ”mid eight figures” so far, but Moore says ”I haven’t altered my life in any significant way” .. ”I think once you’re working class, you’re always working class.”(1) He has a well known persona of being a ”common sense average joe” who criticizes wealthy elitists and claims to give away up to 40 percent of his income.(2) However it is shown that his persona is manufactured, starting with him not having a blue collar background, and he is consistently hypocritical about most of the issues which he is well-known for criticizing.

— Despite his claims of being raised in the downtrodden blue-collar industrial town of Flint, Michigan, it is shown that Moore grew up in a relatively affluent middle class family in a neighboring suburb of Davidson, where he and his three siblings went to private Catholic School. His father had a comfortable job with General Motors and retired at the age of fifty-three.(3) Moore continued to proclaim Flint being his home, even fourteen years after living in the area when he wrote in the Los Angeles Times that he was ”heading home to Flint” after the Oscars in 2003.

— After graduating from High School, Moore started publishing a small newspaper called the Michigan Voice, which was heavily subsidized by John Stuart Mott, a grandson of one of the the founders of General Motors who shared Moore’s political views. Moore claimed that he made very little money before his first commercial success with the movie Roger & Me, but it is shown that in 1988 he received a $50,000 advance from a New York Publisher for a book about General Motors, and he received another $50,000 from Mother Jones after he was fired from his job as editor, as well as receiving a $20,000 grant from the consumer rights advocate Ralph Nader.

— An article published by the British Film Institute details that when Moore visited London for business such as promoting his film Roger & Me that he flew on the Concorde and stayed at the Ritz, but he booked a room at a cheap hotel down the street where he could meet with journalists while posing as a ”man of humble circumstances.”(5)

— Moore proclaims himself an ”economic populist” who can relate to people, but his targets are actually usually average Americans rather than wealthy Elites and CEOs. The New Yorker Magazine called him out on his actual intended audience in Roger & Me not being the working class but rather affluent liberal snobs of the Upper West Side, and the United Auto Workers condemned the movie. Other movies such as The Big One have been criticized for their real targets being ordinary citizens. It is also explained how Moore’s works are made popular overseas due to his reinforcing of negative American stereotypes.

— A common theme which Moore also communicates is that racism is rampant in America, and it is shown that despite Moore hilighting racial disparities in the entertainment industry, his widespread hiring for his own projects has not in any way lived up to the standards of racial diversity that he prescribes for others, with the large number of employees in senior positions that he has hired for his projects being almost exclusively white, despite Moore even writing in his book Stupid White Men that ”If you’re African American and you’d like to work in the media... then I encourage you to drop me a line and send me your resume.” It is described how out of 134 of Moore’s past and present higher level employees such as producers, editors, and cinematographers, only three were African American.

— It is also shown that Moore is also not committed to hiring ”working class” people as he has claimed, as most of his high level employees are shown to be entertainment industry veterans with previous high level experience such as producing movies and working on popular television shows.

— In Stupid White Men, he explained an anecdote where he claimed he doesn’t own a single share of stock but rather keeps his money only in a savings account,(24) and he made the same claim in 1997 to the online magazine Salon. However, it has been shown that Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn have a private foundation that they established soon after they started making money from Roger & Me, which allows them to donate tax free, and make money on their investments. The Foundation apparently had investments of at least $400,000 when he made the statement of not owning stocks in Stupid White Men.

— It has been shown that Moore had invested in major pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Merck, and Genzyme through his foundation despite publicly railing against such companies. Most surprisingly, Moore had invested in defense contractors such as Haliburton, Honeywell, General Electric, Boeing, and Loral. It is also shown that most companies Moore invested in are high tech firms that outsource production to countries like China, and do not involve unionization. He has also invested in many energy companies, including Sunoco, Noble Energy, and Transocean Sedoco.

— It is shown that claims Moore made about his foundation’s donations have been exaggerated, and he has given away only the minimum necessary to maintain the foundation’s charitable status, with much of the donations going to friends and organizations which later provided favors to him, a common example including his funding environmental projects in the proximity of his exclusive lakeside residence which helped to maintain his property values.

— Despite Moore being known for publicly criticising corporate practices such as drastically laying off employees in times of corporate prosperity, the executives Bob and Harvey Weinstein which distribute Moore’s movies had fired 65 of 485 employees in late 2004, yet Moore chose to work with them for his next film Sicko.

— In the book Downsize This, Moore claims that every business, including his own, should always involve labor unions, but his own hiring practices have included dissuading employees from joining unions, not giving writers proper credit, and moving film production out of the country to save on production costs. It is explained that Moore is well known for being obsessed with money.

— In closing, Moore is summarized as having become extremely wealthy and an icon of the ”international left wing” due to frequently painting the American public as being ”racist, greedy, exploitive, uncaring, and criminal,” but Moore exhibits many of those same traits that he criticizes.

[Note: Additional information has come out after the book had been published, including generally concealed revelations that Michael Moore’s manager is Ari Emanuel, the close-knit brother of Rahm Emanuel— the previous White House Chief of Staff for Barack Obama who is known for being strongly pro-globalism and a military hawk. It is also important to note that Moore’s last two movies ”Sicko” and ”Capitalism: A Love Story” have been criticized for missing the mark on the issues they speak about, such as ”Capitalism: A Love Story” claiming only ”capitalism” as a culprit while essentially ignoring lesser-known globalist strategies which are being implemented.]

Surprising facts about the globalist financier George Soros, from the book ”Do As I Say (Not As I Do)”

The Globalist Financier George Soros.
The Globalist Financier George Soros

George Soros is a hugely influential yet relatively little known political figure. He is one of the world’s wealthiest men who has amassed much of his fortune through investing in world currencies at points in time shortly before political changes occur which effect the values of those currencies. He is a philanthropist who is frequently well thought of by many and is often perceived as using much of his fortune for creating progressive political change.

A look behind the scenes, however, reveals that Soros is a key globalist individual who is essentially a ”front man” for giving a humanitarian and progressive face to globalist agendas. [Note— His supposed speculative investments are often coordinated with the people who create the currency changes he is betting on in the first place, being planned at meetings such as secretive Bilderberg conferences. Soros’ philanthropy has perceived themes of progress and humanitarianism, but it is shown that his influence forwards globalist ulterior motives. His foundations fund left wing information outlets which have an appearance of being legitimate but in fact often disseminate deceptive information, such as the Center for American Progress,, The Nation, and Think Progress, among many others.]

Also it is shown that despite being a publicly outspoken critic of George Bush and Neocon imperialism, Soros has been a large investor along with the Bush family in the Carlyle Group, which is one of the largest elements of the "Military Industrial Complex."

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Following are points describing the information contained in the chapter of the book ”Do As I Say (Not As I Do)” speaking about George Soros.

— Soros became well known during the cold war for funding dissident groups behind the iron curtain and then providing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to those countries.

— In 2003 Soros gave $10 million to the organization ”Americans Coming Together” in an ”urgent crusade” to defeat Bush, and he traveled the United States speaking to college campuses and the media talking about the importance of Bush being defeated in the upcoming election, comparing Bush to a Nazi and saying ”He’s leading the U.S. and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence,” and he spoke about how civil liberties would disappear under Bush. [Note— Such rhetoric was staged for ulterior motives, as Soros is one of the ”Bilderberg” global elite, and he knew that the baton would be passed to whatever Democratic Presidency that would be put in place after the Bush presidency to continue the same imperialist agendas, but with Soros then being in a perceived position of righteousness.]

— Soros thinks of himself as a philosopher and speaks of a utopian ”open society” existing in equilibrium, that would ”maximize the freedom of individuals to live as they wish,” and Soros has claimed having messianic fantasies since childhood which he says he is now able to live out.(2) [Note— While globalist strategies claim to be utopian in nature, they involve consolidation and transfer of global power to only a few globalist elite individuals through making use of deception of the world’s populace, and such strategies also involve extreme world depopulation which Soros also supports.]

— Soros portraits himself as a capitalist that has converted to the leftist cause and uses his money for good, such as to fight capitalism, reverse globalism, and increase taxes for the wealthy. [Note— Soros was able to get away with claims of reversing globalism more in the past as the topic was not well understood by enough people. He is in fact one of the most influential globalists.] ”He supports legalization of drugs, unfettered immigration, and advocates euthanasia and assisted suicide. Among his other causes are abortion rights, atheism, sex education, gun control, and gay marriage.” [Note— Many such stances may seem agreeable to a lot of people, however many of those issues have deeper implications that most left wing media outlets (many funded by Soros) are not willing to discuss.]

— Soros was born in 1930 to a Jewish family in Hungary. The Germans invaded Hungary when George was 14 years old, and during the occupation he hid by assuming the identity of a gentile and had a surrogate father whose job was to confiscate the property of Hungarian Jews in order to hand it over to the Germans. After the war, George was able to slip through the Soviet occupation and moved to England where he studied at the London School of Economics, and he eventually moved to the United States for a career of a currency speculator and stock market trader.(4)

— Soros started the ”Quantum Fund” in 1973 starting with a few million dollars in assets, and today the fund is worth over $10 Billion. His timing is usually perfect and his choices impeccable for making large profits. [Note— Soros’ success is largely due to being among the highest ranking global elite, where he has advance knowledge and even control over world events which others do not, thus giving him the ability to invest with complete confidence. He could be much wealthier if he wanted to be.]

— Soros is publicly critical of capitalism, but his wealth has been accumulated through an extremely predatory form of capitalism known as ”currency speculation,” which bets on values of the currencies of countries rising and falling. Also, his investments are internationally known as a "guarantee," so his merely making a public statement is enough to effect the market, which is an aspect that he has unethically exploited in the past. Soros’ Quantum Fund is established ”offshore,” which exempts it from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules.

— Soros is well known for once betting $10 billion on the British pound in 1992 and then making a $1 billion profit in one day, which ended up heavily costing the British economy and taxpayers. He did similar trades in 1993 with the Danish Kroner,(9) and in 1998 with the Russian Ruble. He also caused economic damage in Asia and then reentered the market purchasing factories and infrastructure at heavily reduced prices.(10)

— Soros’s philanthropic efforts almost always serve to empower ulterior motives, such as when he ”opens” previously ”closed” developing countries and then takes ownership of important assets in those countries at bargain prices, such as his giving millions of dollars of aid to Kosovo and then paying $50 million to take ownership of a gold and silver mine claimed to be worth over $5 billion.(13)

— Soros has frequently been criticized for his hypocrisy of exploiting the capitalist systems which he publicly criticizes and claims are in need of reform. The American ”left wing” had criticized Soros about his activities in the past, but he has since purchased much of it’s influence and he now dictates agendas of many well-known information sources such as the Center for American Progress,, The Nation, and Think Progress, among many others. [Note— At the same time, most other left wing outlets are also now being consolidated and controlled by sources pushing the same pro-globalism agendas. Soros often escapes criticism for his unethical investing practices due to having an image of being a ”humanitarian philanthropist,” but in reality his activities are forwarding deceptive globalist agendas.]

— The hypocrisy of Soros is quite extensive— he publicly claims that capitalism needs ”a social conscience,” but his own activities have caused damage to entire countries, he has written about the need for stiffer corporate regulations, but he claims that his own funds do not need such regulation,(23) He advocates higher taxes for the wealthy,(25) but he is a master of avoiding taxation and is even considered a pioneer in doing so by making the practice of using offshore tax havens very popular.

— Despite giving speeches comparing George Bush to being a Nazi and currently making himself an icon of the mainstream left wing, Soros has invested at least $100 million in the infamous military contractor "The Carlyle Group" [Note— Which also has the Bush family as major investors.] The group had criticized the Carlyle group in the past by mentioning names of those involved— except for Soros who largely funds their operation. (See the video The Iron Triangle - The Carlisle Group).

— Issues are mentioned concerning Soros’ stance on drug legalization, including his support of legalization of all but the most dangerous drugs, and Soros seems to be positioning himself to profit from eventual legalization by purchasing large tracks of land in South America and forging alliances with South American Coca Leaf producers. [Note— It is shown that drug legalization could be beneficial for many reasons, including allowing the supply of drugs to be controlled and taxed which would reduce crime, hemp could be grown as a very useful commercial crop, and drug abusers could be rehabilitated rather than imprisoned if necessary.]

— Soros had contributed a large amount of money to promote campaign finance reform, yet he worked to have those reforms restrain organizations that Soros opposed such as the NRA while at the same time he contributed many millions to forwarding globalist agendas through funding groups such as

Surprising facts about the political commentator Noam Chomsky, from the book Do As I Say (Not As I Do)

Political Activist Noam Chomsky
The Political Commentator Noam Chomsky

Political commentator, linguist, and tenured MIT professor Noam Chomsky is a popular literary figure trumpeted by many including mainstream news outlets as being a sophisticated and highly influential anti-government activist who lectures about perils of capitalism and America being a police state.

However, a number of reasons show Chomsky’s persona as essentially being a charade, including his portrayal of himself as an ”anarchist-socialist dissident”, due to his profiting heavily from communicating his messages and enjoying most of the perks of the capitalistic society which he specifically criticizes, and the fact that he has profited heavily by taking millions of dollars from working for the Pentagon while at the same time denouncing it as evil institution.

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Following are points describing the information contained in the chapter of the book ”Do As I Say (Not As I Do)” speaking about Noam Chomsky.

— Chomsky described the Pentagon as ”one of the most evil institutions in world history,” ”the most hideous institution on this earth,” which ”constitutes a menace to human life.”(7) And he has also made statements that the military has no business being on college campuses whether for recruiting, research, or helping students pay for college, and professors should fight racism, poverty and repression rather than working for the Pentagon.(8) However, Chomsky has been paid millions by the Department of Defense over the past forty years, mainly through his work at the Pentagon funded MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics which even offered perks that other departments in the school did not. Chomsky’s first books, Syntactic Structures, and Aspects of the Theory of Syntax were written with grants from the U.S. Army, the Air Force, and the Office of Naval Research. He worked with his wife who is also a linguist on a DoD-funded project called ”Baseball,”(11) and helped to develop ”command and control” computer systems used to ”support our forces in Vietnam” through making it easier for commanders’ queries to be translated into a language that computers could deal with.(12)

— In 1967 Chomsky challenged fellow professors to take moral responsibility for their actions, denounce the Pentagon, and admit they were compromised by advising the government, but then a Columbia Professor George Steiner wrote a letter published in the New York Review of Books asking Chomsky if he would then stop teaching at MIT, but Chomsky balked at the suggestion despite his having the option to teach at essentially any other university in the country of this choosing.

— When questioned by Scweitzer about his associations with military funding, Chomsky surprisingly responded with a clearly false rationalization of ”I think we should be responsible for what we do, not for the bureaucratic question of who stamps the paycheck,” ... ”Do you think you are not working for the Pentagon? Ask yourself about the origins of the computer and the internet you are now using.”

— Chomsky also contradicts himself when speaking about issues of class struggle. He describes himself as a ”socialist” whose goal is a ”post-capitalist society,” calling capitalism ”a grotesque catastrophe” .. ”crafted to induce hopelessness resignation, and despair.” He speaks in terms of ”us” vs ”them” with ”them” being the top 10 percent of taxpayers, despite Chomsky being among the top 2 percent in the United States in net wealth, and the location of his primary residence being in an extremely affluent and exclusive wooded suburb of Lexington, Massachusetts.(15) He has also set up trust funds and assigned copyrights to others in his family to keep his wealth from being taxed despite being a strong proponent of estate taxes and income redistribution.

— Chomsky has been critical of private property rights as well, claiming them only to be a tool for the rich (contrary to the views of American statesman such as Jefferson, Hamilton, and Adams.) He also claims that intellectual property rights should only be thought of in negative terms such as ”protectionism”,(25) however his works are clearly labeled with warnings about copyright infringement, it is usually necessary to pay a fee to download information from his website, and he gives opportunities to ”sub-license” the material for a fee.(26)

— Despite Chomsky being strongly outspoken about corporations being ”private tyrannies,” he has invested in all sorts of businesses that he rails against including oil companies, military contractors and pharmaceuticals, rather than opting for other investment options such as money market funds or government bonds which do not have as high of a return.(29) When asked about his investment portfolio issues, he responded ”Should I live in a cabin in Montana?” suggesting that there is just no way around making unethical investments.

— Despite Chomsky being outspoken about the oppression of woman and minorities, for over half a century he has personally hired or approved staff at the linguistics and philosophy departments that he had created at MIT, and it is shown that in the early years his hires were almost exclusively white males, and even today it is shown that the MIT Linguistics department is ”top heavy” with white males while the support staff is largely made up of woman.(32)

— Chomsky is very outspoken about defending free speech in the Western world where it already exists, but he describes Communist countries such as North Vietnam essentially only in glowing terms such as in his book At War with Asia while not criticizing their extremely repressive traits.

— It is described how Chomsky went on a speaking tour of the Middle East shortly after the 9/11 attacks, giving talks stating that America’s Middle East policies had provoked the attacks and stating ”the numbers of victims of U.S. savagery are right up to the present moment. For the first time, almost in two centuries, the guns have been pointed in the opposite direction.”

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