28 Sep 2007
Sidney Rittenberg is an American Jew who was born in 1921. He joined
the US Communist Party while in college. In 1942, after he had quit the
Communist party, he joined the US Army Military Intelligence as a linguist.
He was taught Chinese and sent to China in 1944. He worked closely with
Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and other Communist leaders.
He is working as a consultant (Rittenberg & Associates) along with Kissinger & Associates, on trade with China. Rittenberg is also friends with Billy Graham!
As consultants, Sidney and Yulin have helped clients such as Intel, Nextel, Levi Strauss, Teledesic, and ICO, as well as Dan Rather and Sidney's close friends, Mike Wallace and the Reverend Billy Graham.
Rittenberg was invited to speak about China at the WPP Group board dinner.
The WPP is one of the world's largest communications services groups; a
group of 244 companies. Sir Martin Sorrell is the CEO of WPP Group.
The WPP claims to be a group with wonderful intentions:
WPP and its operating companies have as their core values honesty, integrity and respect for people.
The lack of morality among advertisers is the reason that they make an effort to tell us about their honesty; i.e., we would never realize they were respectable people if we were to judge them by their behavior. For example, they consider it acceptable to use sexual titillation to manipulate children into purchasing products.
In an interview, Sir Sorrell (who is Jewish) seems a bit awkward as he makes this confusing remark:
I don't know whether you could describe it as being ethnic -- it gets a bit sort of racist when start talking about things like -- but Jewish families, especially families that have been, that have got family businesses -- although my father didn't own the business, he ran a business -- there's a sort of ethic, if you like, or an interest in talking about business in a fairly intense way.
A BBC article about poverty and wealth justifies the wealth of Sorrell and George Soros with these remarks:
Can you begrudge Sir Martin Sorrell his salary of about $5m a year when he built an advertising company operating in 106 countries out of a shoe-string operation in a damp garage?
Speaking at a Friends of Lubavitch UK Gaon Club breakfast event in central London, the founder and chief executive of marketing communications company WPP said: "Corporate responsibility is not about altruism, it’s about good long-term business sense."
Sorrell, described as "One of the world's most powerful advertising men", was also involved in creating the GCC Association of Advertisers to provide advertising and related communication services to the Middle East.
'The Middle East has growth opportunities for our clients with 300 million people and the kind of demographics that command attention in the short, medium and long term. By that I mean a young population.'
Sorrell is worried about the Internet reducing his profits:
Sorrell warns of e-communities ‘threat’