You thought Big Oil was bad, but the Rockefeller Family also set the stage for Big Pharma destroying Natural Cures in the process. Author, Chris Kanthan, has written an amazing article on how the Rockefeller family undermined modern society in countless ways, but what most do not realize is just how much they wiped out natural cures. The family name has now been linked to the suppression of natural medicine to found big pharmaceutical companies and make big money.
Here’s what Chris wrote for World Affairs: People these days look at you like a weirdo if you talk about the healing properties of plants or any other holistic practices. Much like anything else, there is a lot of politics and money behind our modern medical system.
It all starts with John D. Rockefeller (1839 – 1937) who was an oil magnate, a robber baron, America’s first billionaire, and a natural-born monopolist.
By the turn on the 20th century, he controlled 90% of all oil refineries in the U.S. through his oil company, Standard Oil, which was later on broken up to become Chevron, Exxon, Mobil etc.
At the same time, around 1900, scientists discovered “petrochemicals” and the ability to create all kinds of chemicals from oil. For example, the first plastic — called Bakelite — was made from oil in 1907. Scientists were discovering various vitamins and guessed that many pharmaceutical drugs could be made from oil.
This was a wonderful opportunity for Rockefeller who saw the ability to monopolize the oil, chemical and the medical industries at the same time!
The best thing about petrochemicals was that everything could be patented and sold for high profits.
But there was one problem with Rockefeller’s plan for the medical industry: natural/herbal medicines were very popular in America at that time. Almost half the doctors and medical colleges in the U.S. were practicing holistic medicine, using knowledge from Europe and Native Americans.
Rockefeller, the monopolist, had to figure out a way to get rid of his biggest competition. So he used the classic strategy of “problem-reaction-solution.” That is, create a problem and scare people, and then offer a (pre-planned) solution. (Similar to terrorism scare, followed by the “Patriot Act”).
He went to his buddy Andrew Carnegie – another plutocrat who made his money from monopolizing the steel industry – who devised a scheme. From the prestigious Carnegie Foundation, they sent a man named Abraham Flexner to travel around the country and report on the status of medical colleges and hospitals around the country.
This led to the Flexner Report, which gave birth to the modern medicine as we know it.
Needless to say, the report talked about the need for revamping and centralizing our medical institutions. Based on this report, more than half of all medical colleges were soon closed.
Homeopathy and natural medicines were mocked and demonized; and doctors were even jailed.
To help with the transition and change the minds of other doctors and scientists, Rockefeller gave more than $100 million to colleges, hospitals and founded a philanthropic front group called “General Education Board” (GEB). This is the classic carrot and stick approach.
In a very short time, medical colleges were all streamlined and homogenized. All the students were learning the same thing, and medicine was all about using patented drugs.
Scientists received huge grants to study how plants cured diseases, but their goal was to first identify which chemicals in the plant were effective, and then recreate a similar chemical – but not identical – in the lab that could be patented.
A pill for an ill became the mantra for modern medicine.
And you thought Koch brothers were evil?
So, now we are, 100 years later, churning out doctors who know nothing about the benefits of nutrition or herbs or any holistic practices. We have an entire society that is enslaved to corporations for its well-being.
America spends 15% of its GDP on healthcare, which should be really called “sick care.” It is focused not on cure, but only on symptoms, thus creating repeat customers. There is no cure for cancer, diabetes, autism, asthma, or even flu.
Why would there be real cures? This is a system founded by oligarchs and plutocrats, not by doctors.
In this month of breast cancer awareness, it is sad to see people being brainwashed about chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. That’s for another blog post … but here is a quote from John D. Rockefeller that summarizes his vision for America…
As the current political information/disinformation war continues to heat up, it becomes more and more imperative for individuals to become able to exercise their own discernment. This goes for radical leftists as much as die hard Trump supporters. In the same fashion that many view the Federal Government, the mainstream media has become incompetent, conformist, and corrupt to the core. The purpose of the mass media is not to “tell it like it is” but rather to tell it how the CEO’s, board members, and shareholders want it to be told. Perhaps a look into the clandestine maneuverings of the western world’s financial elite over the last 100 years can shine some light on the lack of journalistic integrity by those who weave the mainstream narrative.
“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.But I do ask every publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country’s peril… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.”
-JFK, ADDRESS BEFORE THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, APRIL 27, 1961
The preceding speech was given by John F. Kennedy just over 2 years before his untimely assassination in Dallas on May 29th, 1963, and its haunting relevance still echoes throughout the darkened halls of the American mass psyche. Back in his day, in the seemingly archaic but all too recent past, it certainly appeared to be a different world. Things were much the same as they are today; gas, coal, and oil still dominate as the U.S.’s primary energy supply, the military industrial complex was growing into the well-fed monster we know today (thanks to policies such as perpetual warfare).
Partisan politics, to many, are about as real and honest as professional wrestling. A divisionary circus meant to repel or distract the masses while the true movers and shakers of geopolitics carry out their shadowy dealings behind the closed doors of exclusive Dutch hotels, or prestigious organizations such as the Century Association, the Links Club or D.C.’s Metropolitan Club to name a few of the myriad.
It has been alleged and should be noted that JFK’s outspoken disapproval of clandestine affairs and secret societies may have had certain undesired effects on his health and longevity. He warned us of a “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy” alluding to “…a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.” This heavy statement delivered earnestly to the American people by a President they actually loved and trusted must have seemed to some at the time like an Orwellian nightmare made flesh.
Strangely enough, George Orwell (the English novelist, critic and apparent prophet who penned the acclaimed, dystopian “1984”), was actually himself alleged to be a member of one such cloak-and-dagger outfit known as the Fabian Society. The societies membership included his former teacher and fellow social seer Aldous Huxley. Huxley was responsible for penning the horrifically relevant masterpiece Brave New World, among many other notable and not always widely circulated activities. Both Orwell, Huxley, and even H.G. Wells are said to have been involved with this pro-eugenic, socialist secret society.
Aldous Huxley once gave a speech to a Berkley audience, in which he admitted that subjects he discusses in novels like Brave New World were not just fiction, but real blueprints for types of controlled and enslaved societies.
“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.(Emphasis added)”
-Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961
There are certain topics and viewpoints that many fail to consider due to obscurity or the stigma that comes with even mentioning certain topics. Primarily, the fact that conspiratorial forces have furtively shaped the destiny of whole nations, and their international policies, throughout pretty much all of recorded history. Countless surreptitious organizations have cropped up and molded societies throughout the ages.
Winston Churchill had said that “History is written by the victors” (evidenced by such things as the sacking of Alexandria, the Crusades, book burning, mass censorship, etc.) If so, then who exactly is weaving our current accepted understanding of history? Is it an accurate understanding? From my personal perspective, the answer is emphatically “no”.
Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” It often goes unmentioned that the collective history of our species is mired in clandestine activity and has often been subject to embellishment. America owes it’s very birth to a secretive group of colonists called the “Sons of Liberty,” fighting against other secretive organizations rooted in Europe at the time. Though America was able to break free from British rule, in time The Royal Institute of International Affairs and its members saw to it that America became that which it fought so desperately to avoid; a nation infested with and controlled by hyper-elite families, corporate conglomerates, and international banking cartels.
Historical References to Conspiratorial Power(s)
An intentionally propagated misconception is that only “fringe conspiracy theorists” have spoken out against secret rule and hidden control in the world. The undeniable fact of the matter is that yesterday’s conspiracy theories often become today’s incontrovertible facts. In the mid-1990s, journalist Gary Webb’s claims that CIA officials conspired with drug dealers to bring crack cocaine into the United States. This was dismissed by many as a prime example of a false conspiracy theory… But the claims were true. The term “Conspiracy theorist” itself wasn’t popularized until the 1960’s, allegedly concocted by elements within the CIA to discredit those who dared to question the Warren Commission after the assassination of JFK. Those in the know couldn’t shake the stench of conspiracy as JFK’S death was exceptionally beneficial to members of the CFR, the Iron Mountain boys, and the Bush family in particular.
In this section, we will take a brief look at what some extremely influential public figures have had to say on the subject throughout history, despite our modern societies aversion to the topic.
British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, as far back as 1856, told the House of Commons, “…it is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe –the whole of France, Italy and [then fragmented] Germany– is covered with a network of secret societies…”.
Woodrow Wilson, who was himself intimately connected with conspiratorial powers, once wrote, “Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that somewhere there is a power so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”
U.S. Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter once revealed, “The real rulers behind Washington are invisible, and exercise their power from behind the scenes.”
In a letter, dated November 23rd, 1933, newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to Woodrow Wilson’s top advisor, Colonel Edward House, “The real truth of the matter is , as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson.” Roosevelt himself was closely connected to many prominent members of the secret societies of his day, and once remarked, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
Roosevelt’s son Elliot once wrote “There are within our world perhaps a dozen organizations which shape the courses of our various destinies as rigidly as the regularly constituted governments.”
Former New York Mayor John F. Hylan stated in 1922, “The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over our city, state and nation… at the head of this octopus is the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as ‘international bankers’ [who] virtually run the U.S. government for their own selfish purposes.”
In 1973, retired Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, (who had a unique vantage point and was able to witness the control mechanisms over both intelligence and military), wrote that the United States was run by a “secret team” elaborating that, “The power of this team derives from its vast, intra-governmental undercover infrastructure and its direct relationship with great private industries, mutual funds and investment houses, universities, and the news media including foreign and domestic publishing houses… This great machine has been constructed by such able men as ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan, Clark Clifford, Walter Bedell Smith, Allen Dulles, Maxwell Taylor, McGeorge Bundy and many others, who have guided and molded it into the runway giant that it is today. It is big business, big government, big money, big pressure… all operating in self-centered, utterly self-serving security and secrecy.”
The renowned futurist and innovative thinker, R. Buckminster Fuller, also appears to have come to the understanding that the United States is ruled by powerful men behind the scenes. “The US is not run by its would-be ‘democratic’ government.” he wrote shortly before his death in 1983, “Nothing could be more pathetic than the role that has to be played by the president of the United States, whose power is approximately zero. Nevertheless, the news media and most over-thirty-years-of-age U.S. citizens carry on as if the President has supreme authority.”
Perhaps the most vocal and most tragic of those high ranking officials, who’ve dared to speak on or against the unspoken rulers, is America’s first Secretary of Defense James Forrestal. Around 1947, Forrestal began to voice his concerns that government officials were making consistent concessions to the Soviets. “These men are not incompetent or stupid, they are crafty and brilliant. Consistency has never been a mark of stupidity, if they were merely stupid they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor.”
Forrestal, was a man who was privy to many secrets and the holder of an incredibly high level of clearance. He was listed as a member of the super-secretive group known as MJ-12. He was asked to resign by then President Truman and two months later, again at the request of Truman, Forrestal entered into Bethesda Naval Hospital for a routine examination but would never return. Forrestal was found hung by the neck on a lower level of the hospital. The official story has it that Forrestal, committed suicide, but many people, then and now, do not accept this lazy conclusion. His notes and diaries were taken and held by the government for more than a year before the sanitized versions were released to the public.
In the following sections we’ll go over a wealth of compelling data. The 20th century was rich with concealed activity and semi-covert maneuverings, but in the western world there is no greater personification of the Clandestine agenda than the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Those who dare to even mention the subject of “Secret Societies,” in our present social climate, are often besmirched and ostracized by those who have a lesser understanding of such things. The harsh and unfriendly truth is that Secret Societies exist, and have played an important role in national and international events, throughout all of recorded history.
It is arguable that the most influential of the Western secret societies is the Council on Foreign Relations (in conjunction with the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg group). Though the concept of globalism did not originate with this supremely shadowy group, it does seem to be the primary bastion for Globalists in the 20th-21st century.
The council began as an outgrowth of a series of meetings conducted during World War I. Woodrow Wilson’s confidential adviser at the time, Edward Mandell House, had gathered roughly 100 of the most prominent men in the country at the time to discuss the postwar world. Originally dubbing themselves “the Inquiry” who helped to concoct Wilson’s famous “fourteen points”, a globalist statement of principles which was presented to congress in 1918.
House described himself as a Marxist socialist yet his actions more reflected Fabian socialism. He had penned a novel several years prior called Philip Dru: Administrator. It is purported that he gave a copy of this work to Woodrow Wilson to read on a trip to Bermuda. In this writing, House describes a clandestine effort in the United States with the goal of establishing a central bank, a graduated income tax, and the control of both political parties. Within two years of publication, two of these objectives if not all three had already been accomplished.
In 1919, House met with both British and American peace conference delegates, in Paris’s Majestic Hotel, on May 30th and resolved to form an “Institute of International Affairs” with branch’s in America and England. The English branch became “the Royal Institute for International Affairs” whose goal was to guide people toward the acceptance of a one world government or Globalism. The US branch of the institute was incorporated on July 21st of that year as the Council on Foreign Relations, the name it still goes by today. It was built upon the foundation of an existing New York club comprised and created by bankers and lawyers for discussions on trade and international finance. Article II of the CFR’s bylaws stated that anyone revealing details of CFR meetings can be dropped of membership, thus making the CFR a secret society.
Since 1945 the CFR has been headquartered in the elegant Harold Pratt House in New York City, which was donated by the Pratt family of Rockefeller Standard Oil. Characterization of the CFR as an “old boys club” is enhanced by the fact many of its members belong to upper-crust organizations like the Links Club, Century Association, the University Club, and Washington’s exclusive Metropolitan Club.
The CFR’s invitation-only membership, which was originally capped at 1,600 participants, today numbers more than 3,300 of the most influential leaders of finance, commerce, communications, and academia. Admission is an extremely discriminating and grueling process: candidates must be proposed by a current member, seconded by another member, approved by a committee, screened by a professional staff, and then finally must be approved by the Board of Directors. In an effort to adjust to the modern world, (and not appear as the group of mostly misogynistic and racist eugenicists that they ultimately were), the Council extended its membership cap so they could include a few African Americans and more than a dozen women.
Original CFR members included Colonel House, New York senator and Secretary of State Elihu Root, syndicated columnist Walter Lippmann and the brothers Allen and John Foster Dulles. Many of those that study conspiracy will be familiar with the Dulles Brothers, John eventually served as Secretary of State and Allen eventually would serve as Director of the CIA. Founding CFR president John W. Davis, was financier J.P. Morgan’s personal Attorney, the same J.P. Morgan of Chase Bank Manhattan. Mr. Morgan was responsible for such things as the Great Depression and the ruining of Nikola Tesla. The groups Vice President, Paul Cravath, also represented Morgan properties. The councils first chairman was Russell Leffingwell, one of Morgan’s partners. Since most of the original members had connections to Morgan in one way or another it could be said that the council was heavily influenced by Morgan interests.
Funding for the CFR came from uber-elite bankers and financiers like J.P. Morgan, John D Rockefeller, Jacob Schiff, Otto Kahn, Paul Warburg and Bernard Baruch. Today funding for the CFR comes more from corporations than any particular individuals, these include General Motors, Xerox, Texaco, and Bristol-Meyers Squibb to name a few. The CFR is also currently funded by the German Marshall Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
In a 1997 mission statement it was claimed that the council is merely “a unique membership organization and think tank that educates members and staff to serve the nation with ideas for a better and safer world,” That is, despite the fact that the council has had its hand in every major 20th century conflict across the globe. Many writers, lawyers, unaffiliated politicians, etc, believe that the CFR is nothing short of a group of power hungry businessmen bent on absolute global control through multinational business, international treaties/policy and world government. To anyone who looks at the council’s history and past its surface appearance these accusations begin to seem unquestionable.
The council offers Corporation Service, through which subscribing companies are provided a twice-a-year dinner briefing by government officials like the Treasury Secretary or the CIA director. Noted author John Kenneth Galbraith, who resigned from the CFR in 1970, has said that such off the record talks are a “Scandal” and “why should Businessmen be briefed on information that is not available to the public?” Author G. Edward Griffin agreed that initially the CFR, as a front for the British Round Table group, was originally dominated by the Morgan family but that “the Morgan group has been replaced by the Rockefeller consortium, and the role call of participating business reads like the Fortune 500.”
On the subject of the CIA, nearly every director since Allen Dulles has been a member of the CFR, including Richard Helms, William Colby, George H.W. Bush, William Webster, John Deutsch, and William Casey. Many researchers have alleged that the CIA serves as a security force not only for corporate America but for friends, relatives, and members of the CFR, though the arrangement seems to be a two way street. According to a former executive assistant to the deputy director of the CIA Victor Marchetti and State Department analyst John D. Marks, “The influential but private Council, composed of several hundred of the country’s top political, military, academic and business leaders, has long been the CIA’s principal ‘constituency’ in the American public. When the agency has needed prominent citizens to front for its proprietary companies or for other special assistance, it has often turned to Council members.”
Members of the CFR who take government positions tend to bring other members in with them. CFR member Henry Stimson became secretary of war in 1940 and brought with him fellow member John J. McCloy as assistant secretary for personnel. McCloy proceeded to bring in even more members to government over the years. McCloy has gone record saying “Whenever we needed a new man[for a government position] we just thumbed through a roll of council members and put through a call to New York.” McCloy has served as a Council chairman, chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, mentor to David Rockefeller, and as foreign policy advisor to six U.S. presidents.
The CFR was also responsible for the rise of Henry Kissinger. In 1955, Kissinger was an unknown academic who happened to attend a meeting at the Marine Corps School at Quantico hosted by Nelson Rockefeller. The meeting marked the beginning of a long friendship for the two. Kissinger was soon introduced to David Rockefeller and other prominent CFR members through whom he procured funding and entree to ranking officials of the Atomic Energy Commission, the military industrial complex, the CIA, and the State Department. Kissinger remains a force in world affairs to this day.
To better understand the Council’s relevance in more modern times let’s take a gander at The Clinton administration. According to published reports, the Clinton administration at its outset held more than 100 CFR members. Members were named ambassadors to Spain, Great Britain, Australia, Chile, Syria, South Africa, Russia, Romania, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Nigeria, and the Philippines, and more than a dozen served in the House and in the Senate.
It is clear that the Council has considerable influence, if not outright control, over U.S.’s foreign policies for the last century, and they have often come under heavy scrutiny. Fortuitously (if not intentionally) a similar, more public group popped up and began to take some of the heat. This group was created with the Council’s blessing in the early 70’s and is referred to as the Trilateral Commission.
The Trilateral Commission
Both the Commission and its predecessor, the CFR, are regarded by researchers as the epitome of covert organizations that guide public policy in the most lucrative of directions for their interests. Former CFR chairman David Rockefeller, apparently in an effort to deflect attention from CFR activities, instigated the creation of a more public offshoot, and thus, the Commission was brought to life.
The concept of this sort of diversionary tactic was first brought to Rockefeller by Zbigniew Brzezinski, then head of the Russian Studies Department at Columbia University. In 1970, Zbigniew wrote in CFR publication Foreign Affairs that, “A new and broader approach is needed–creation of a community for developed Nations which can effectively address itself to the larger concerns confronting mankind… a council representing the United states, Western Europe and Japan, with regular meetings of the heads of government… ”. He prophetically foresaw a society “…that is shaped culturally, psychologically, socially and economically by electronics, particularly in the area of computers and communications.”
Brzezinski’s plan and proposal for a commission was first brought before the Bilderbergs in 1972, in a small Belgian town called Knokke-Heist, where the proposal was met with enthusiasm. With the blessing of the Bilderbergs and the CFR, the Trilateral Commission began to congregate on July 23-24 1972 at Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, in Pocantico Hills NY. Participants of the groups genesis included Rockefeller, Brzezinski, the Brookings Institution director of foreign policy studies Henry Owen, McGeorge Bundy, Robert Bowie, Bayless Manning, Karl Karstens, Guido Colonna di Paliano, Francois Duchene, Rene Foch, Max Kohnstamm, Kiichi Miyazawa, Saburo Ikita, and Tadashi Yamamoto. It is alleged that these founders were hand selected by Rockefeller and Brzezinski.
The Commission was officially founded the following year on July 1st 1973, Brzezinski was named North American director, North American members of note included then Georgia governor Jimmy Carter, congressman (and presidential candidate) John B. Anderson, and Time Inc editor-in-chief Hedley Donovan. Foreign founding members included the late Reginald Maudling, Lord eric Roll, Economist editor Alastair Burnet, FIAT president Giovanni Agnelli, and many others, the total exclusive membership remains about 300 people.
The Commission puts out an annual publication called Trialogue, the first of which stated that, “the Trilateral Commission was formed by Private citizens of Western Europe, the United States and Japan to foster closer cooperation among these three regions on common problems.” Some skeptics saw “closer cooperation” as “collusion” of multinational bankers and the corporate elite.
The Commission has headquarters in New York, Paris and Tokyo. An executive committee of thirty-five members administers the Commission, they meet every nine months or so, rotating between the three regions.
Naturally, the next question is: who funds this group? Some seasoned researchers may find that the answers are not too surprising. Commission spokesmen will often stress that the group does not receive any government funding but then neglect the fact that its funding comes from tax-exempt foundations such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (surprise, surprise!). Donations also came from the Ford Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, the German Marshall Fund and corporations like Time, Bechtel, Exxon, General Motors, Wells-Fargo, and Texas Instruments.
In addition to its newsletter, the commission regularly issues a number of “Task Force Reports” or “Triangle Papers” which are publicly available as a sort of deterrent from further investigation, it is obvious to most researchers that these papers available to the public do not contain any true inner workings of the commission.
A paper entitled the Crisis of Democracy, was put out by the commission in 75’. One of the papers own authors is Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington. He avowed that America needed “a greater degree of moderation in democracy”, arguing that democratic institutions were incapable of responding to crises like the Three Mile Island nuclear accident or the Cuban refugee boat lift operation. The paper suggests that leaders with “expertise, and seniority” were needed to “override the claims of democracy.”
The above statement is more than a little frightening coming from a shadowy think tank that have clearly maintained a stranglehold over US domestic and foreign policy to further benefit their own interests. An example; three years after Huntington’s Crisis of Democracy was published, Huntington was named coordinator of security planning for Carter’s National Security Council. In this capacity, Huntington prepared Presidential Review Memorandum 32, which lead to the 1979 presidential order creating the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a civilian organization with the power to take totalitarian control over government functions in the event of a national “emergency”.
Eringer once noted that “Many of the original members of the Commission are now in positions of power where they are able to implement policy recommendations of the Commission, recommendations that they themselves have prepared on behalf of the Commission. It is for this reason that the Commission has acquired a reputation for being the Shadow Government of the West.”
Even the establishment oriented and CIA friendly Washington Post had admitted suspicion in early 77’, saying “But here is the unsettling thing about the Trilateral Commission. The President-elect (Carter) is a member, so is Vice-President-elect Walter f. Mondale. So are the new secretaries of State, Defense, and Treasury… So is Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was former Trilateral director and is Carter’s national security advisor, also a bunch of others who will make foreign policy for the next four years.”
Lest anyone think that the Commission was an organ of the democratic party, U.S. News & World Report in 78’ listed prominent Republicans who were members. These included Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Secretary of Transportation William Coleman, Sec. of Housing and Urban Development Carla Hills, Sec. of Commerce Peter Peterson, and Sec. of Health, Education and Welfare Casper Weinberger. Also listed were former energy administrator John Sawhill, ex-CIA director and future President George H.W. Bush, members of Congress John Anderson, William Brock, William Cohen, Barber Conable, John Danforth, Robert Taft jr., and Marina Whitman, former member of the Council of Economic Advisors.
Provoking additional concern was President Carter’s selection of banker Paul Volcker to head Americas powerful central bank the Federal Reserve who was reportedly appointed by David Rockefeller himself. Volcker had been the North American chairman of the Trilateral Commission as well as a member of other secretive groups like the CFR and the Bilderbergs. He was eventually replaced by fellow member Alan Greenspan during the Reagan era.
Former senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater echoed the fears of many when he wrote, “What the Trilaterals truly intend is the creation of a worldwide economic power superior to the political government of the nation-states involved. As managers and creators of the system they will (essentially) rule the world.” This criticism allegedly prompted Rockefeller defend the commission in a 1980 edition of the Wall Street Journal. “Far from being a coterie of international conspirators with designs on covertly ruling the world, the Trilateral Commission is, in reality, a group of concerned citizens interested in fostering greater understanding and cooperation among international allies…”
Despite his eloquent rebuttal and attempt at debunking what was proposed by Goldwater, criticism began to surface from the Carter administration itself. Sec. of State charged that Brzezinski was making foreign policy rather coordinating it. William Sullivan, who had served as the U.S. ambassador to Iran, accused Brzezinski of sabotaging efforts to ease relations with Iran following the departure of the Shah. “By November 78’, Brzezinski began to make his own policy and establish his own embassy in Iran.” Sullivan complained.
United states veterans were also concerned, in 1980 the American Legion national convention passed Resolution 773, which called for a congressional investigation of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. The following year a similar resolution was approved by the Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW).
The Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush jr, and Obama era’s were littered with the same familiar faces watching from the sidelines. The undeniable ties connecting Americas leadership with the Trilateral Commission and the CFR, as well as the fact that global banker David Rockefeller was a leading member in both groups, has prompted much anxiety in researchers from both the left and the right.
Why is this news to so many? Why aren’t folks screaming from the rooftops? While the Mass Media does not operate in secret, its internal structure and operation remains a mystery to most people including many of those who work within the industry itself, and its influence far more prevalent than the average individual would like to believe.
As an example of this, let’s take a quick look at the Clinton Administration’s transferring of nuclear technology to China, and the signing of questionable Executive Orders like adding 150 miles of international zone at the U.S. border while the nation was distracted by the hugely sensationalized Clinton sexscapades.
“The media may not always be able to tell us what to think, but they are strikingly successful in telling us what to think about,” stated media critic Michael Parenti. The consolidation of corporate media has accelerated tremendously since the 70’s and 80’s, morphing once prestigious news organizations into little more than advertising distribution platforms with regular doses of propaganda coinciding with the agendas of the highest bidders.
It would appear that there can be no argument regarding the reality of clandestine think tanks, cabals, secret societies, and subversive political movements. Groups like the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderbergers are real and well documented, it isn’t a question of “what if” but of “how far” in regards to the extent of their control and manipulation.
The bottom line, in this author’s humble opinion, is that any activity that is justified and honorable should be able to withstand the light of public scrutiny. When this cabal’s secrets are laid bare before the common people, then and only then will everyone be able to judge for themselves the merit of their goals, purposes, means, and ends. Until that time, which some claim is fast approaching, the diligent researcher must sift through the ceaseless barrage of information and disinformation and try to discern for themselves what’s really going on.
Thomas R. Dye and L. Harmon Zeigler, The Irony of Democracy: an Uncommon Introduction to American Politics (Belmont, CA: Duxbury Press, 1975)
Richard J. Whalen, the Founding Father (New York: New American Library, 1964)
Benjamin Disraeli: Nesta H. Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements (Palmdale CA: Omni Publications, reprint of original 1924 edition)
Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom (New York: Doubleday, 1914)
Roosevelt’s letter to House: Elliot Roosevelt, ed., F.D.R His Personal Letters 1928-1945, Vol.I (New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1950)
Elliot Roosevelt, The Conservators (New York: Arbor House, 1983)
The Secret Team: L. Fletcher, Col, USAF, (Ret.), The Secret Team: The CIA and its Allies in Control of the United States and the World (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973)
USA is not run by a “democratic” government: Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path (New York: St.Martin’s Press, 1981)
James Forrestal: Cornell Simpson, the Death of James Forrestal (Los Angeles: Western Islands, 1966)
Council in Soviet Press: J. Anthony Lucas, “The Council on Foreign Relations- Is It a Club? Seminar? Presidium? ‘Invisible Government’?” New York Times Magazine (November 21, 1971)
“New York Liberal Elite”: Peter G. Peterson, “Letter from the Chairman,” Council on Foreign Relations 1997 Annual Report
Barry Goldwater, With No Apologies (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1979)
Phyllis Schlafly and Chester Ward, Kissinger on the Couch (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1975)
Alvin Moscow, The Rockefeller Inheritance (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1977)
Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence (New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1974)
Robert Anton Wilson, Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups (New York: Harper-Perennial, 1998)
George Johnson, Architects of Fear: Conspiracy theories and Paranoia in American Politics (Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1983)
G. Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island (Westlake Village, CA: : American Media, 1994)
Gary Allen, None Dare Call it a Conspiracy (Seal Beach, CA: Concord Press, 1971)
Zbigniew Brzeziński, “America and Europe,” Foreign Affairs (October, 1970)
Zbigniew Brzeziński, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, (New York: Viking Press, 1970)
Robert Eringer, The Global Manipulators (Bristol, England: Pentacle Books, 1980)
Trialouge: A Bulletin of North American, European, and Japanese Affairs, No.16 (Winter, 1977-78)
Annual Report of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., 1977
Anthony C. Sutton and Patrick M. Wood, Trilaterals Over Washington (Scottsdale, AZ: The August Corp., 1979)
William Greider, “The Trilateralists are Coming! The Trilateralists are Coming!” Dallas Times Herald (February 3, 1977)
David Rockefeller, “Foolish Attacks on False Issues,” Wall Street Journal (April 30, 1980)
Michael Parenti, Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media (New York: St.Martin’s Press, 1986)
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