A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 13, 2015
Capitalism’s Invisible Army (Central Intelligency Agency or CIA nickname)

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is the successor to World War II’s Office of Strategic Services (OSS).  Some critics claim that the CIA mainly protects business interests. American architect, inventor and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) wrote in Critical Path (1981):

“I call the CIA, ‘Capitalism’s Invisible Army.’”

The CIA has also been nicknamed “Capitalism’s International Army,” “Christians In Action,” “Certified Idiots of America,” “Virginia Farm Boys” (after its headquarters in Langley, Virginia), “The Agency,” “The Company” (since at least 1972), “Pickle Factory” (since at least 1965), “Cocaine Importing Agency” (since at least 1988) and “Crooks In Action” (since at least 2010).


Wikipedia: Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the U.S. Government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and his Cabinet.

Unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is a domestic security service, CIA has no law enforcement function and is mainly focused on overseas intelligence gathering, with only limited domestic collection. Though it is not the only U.S. government agency specializing in HUMINT, CIA serves as the national manager for coordination and deconfliction of HUMINT activities across the entire intelligence community

Wikipedia: Buckminster Fuller
Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (/ˈfʊlər/; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor.

Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Buckminster Fuller Master Index—CIA
“Capitalism’s Invisible Army"
Critical Path p 103
Grunch of Giants p 53

Google Books
Critical Path
By R. Buckminster Fuller
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
1981
Pg. 103:
I call the CIA, “Capitalism’s Invisible Army.”

Google Groups: alt.politics.org.cia
RBF: 20th Century Philosopher
Kirby Urner
5/19/98
(...)
As a curriculum writer for the Fuller School, I have an overlapping
interest with this particular body of literature: R. Buckminster
Fuller (RBF), awarded the Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan, wrote
about about the CIA in his books some, called it “Capitalism’s
Invisible Army”, which I think was apt. See his ‘Grunch of Giants’
for more context (written around the same time RR handed off the
medal).

Google Books
Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of the Rich:
The 8 New Rules of Money

By Robert T. Kiyosaki
New York, NY: Business Plus
2009
Pg. ?:
I understood from firsthand experience why he (R. Buckminster Fuller—ed.) refers to the CIA as Capitalism’s Invisible Army.

Twitter
Pakalert Press
‏@pakalert
CIA: Capitalism’s Invisible Army http://tinyurl.com/dmr884
4:45 AM - 9 Mar 2009

Google Books
JFK:
The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy

By L. Fletcher Prouty
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2011
Pg. 333:
The American share of this enormous sum expended on the Cold War was spent under the leadership of the CIA, “Capitalism’s Invisible Army,” and no less than $220 billion went to the CIA’s war in Indochina.

Twitter
Michael J Ross
‏@onetruebritt
“@OccupyWallStNYC: NSA= Not Serving Anyone, CIA=Capitalism’s Invisible Army.  NSA=NO SCANDAL ACKNOWLEDGED CIA=CRACK INVESTMENT AUTHORITY
5:50 AM - 6 Jun 2013

Twitter
Greg Maybury
‏@gjmaybury
Wilderness of Mirrors: Capitalism’s Invisible Army or Corporate Interests of America? You Decide! Part 2 http://wp.me/p3XtE4-3G
10:22 AM - 30 Jan 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, December 13, 2015 • Permalink