I’ve done some more research on the BBVA Foundation who appeared in my last post. Some environmental pressure group set up by a weirdo billionaire on behalf of his greenie daughter? Something set up by commercial rivals of Western oil firms?
Not at all. Unless you’re Spanish or work in banking you may not have heard of BBVA before now. I hadn’t. But it turns out that it is
a multinational Spanish banking group based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain. It is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, and is present mainly in Spain, North America, South America and Turkey.
So here we have a major international financial institution basically funding green propaganda in a way that would have the media screaming ‘corruption’ if had been a skeptic winning the prize.
And how the world has changed when we now have major banks dancing to the greenies’ tune? Remember all those left-wingers who always screamed about how bankers run the world? Turns out teachers run the world as much as bankers do.
But perhaps this Foundation isn’t that bad, you may think. Perhaps this award is just an anomaly in an otherwise sound institution? Well, let’s have a look at their current front page.
The top story:
BBVA Foundation President Carlos Torres Vila presents Noam Chomsky with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award at his home in Arizona
Other stories on the front page:
Nobel Prize in Economics for Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, founders and directors of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, winner in 2008 of the Frontiers Cooperation Award
Europe’s citizens see sexual harassment and discrimination against women as widespread practices
The BBVA Foundation recognizes FAPAS for the protection of ecosystems in Cantabria, the Jane Goodall Institute for its work conserving chimpanzees
The Frontiers of Knowledge Awards call urgently for a renewed commitment to the sustainability of our planet
Are you noticing a theme here?
Update: One more thing:
BBVA – is partnered in the [award] scheme by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the country’s premier public research organization.
That’s right, the Spanish government is part of a scheme where large amounts of dosh is bunged to BBC journalists to keep parroting the approved environmental narrative. A scheme which also sees other left-wingers being given a nice pension top-up as a reward for their part in the struggle. Whatever happened to ‘follow the money’? It turns out that some modern journalists did follow the money, and it ended up in their own bank account.