Independent journalist James O’Keefe recently released a video about BlackRock Inc., a prominent investment management and financial services firm, revealing how broad the company’s impact may be.
A journalist working for O’Keefe Media Group (OMG) spoke with BlackRock recruiter Serge Varlay, who explained that because of the vast amounts of money the company controls in the international market, it can essentially “run the world.” Varlay noted that BlackRock does not want people to know what it’s doing.
“They don’t want to be in the news. They don’t want people to talk about them. They don’t want to be anywhere on the radar,” Varlay said, and when the journalist asked him why, he paused. “I don’t know, but I suspect it’s because it’s easier to do things when people aren’t thinking about it.”
BREAKING: @BlackRock Recruiter Who “Decides People’s Fate” Spills Info on Company’s World Impact
“It’s not who the president is- it’s who’s controlling the wallet of the president”
“You got $10K? You can buy a senator"
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 20, 2023
Varley said that BlackRock, alongside other financial institutions, have the politicians in their pockets. He explained that although the management firm is one of the biggest players, it’s not the only one in town.
“All of these financial institutions, they buy politicians,” he said. “You can take this big f—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,” Varlay said.
“First, there is the senators, these guys are f—ing cheap. Got 10 grand? You can buy a senator. I’ll give you 500k right now … It doesn’t matter who wins, they’re in my pocket,” he added.
In another segment of O’Keefe’s video, Varlay discussed the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine but mainly from a financial perspective.
“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 explained.
Varlay, on several occasions, said other financial institutions are taking similar steps to “buy politicians,” and influence international markets, adding that BlackRock is powerful because of the amount of capital it controls.