The Shadow Government of The United States
from WisdomAndFreedom Website
In spite of the difficulties facing America, there is still no other place I would rather live; however, our nation is at a crossroads, not unlike the difficulties faced by our forefathers. Many of the same conditions that prompted the Declaration of Independence prevail in America today. Of the indictments against the King of Great Britain, our Founders declared:
“He has erected a Multitude of new offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People and eat out their Substance.”
There are literally hundreds of thousands of government employees administering various regulatory agencies with budgets in the billions of dollars. Regulatory compliance alone exceeds $460 billion annually.
Our Founders, opposed to “taxation without representation,” also declared that the King was: “…imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”
Yet, taxation with representation now sees the average American working through May to meet his or her yearly local, state, and federal tax obligations.
Commenting on debt, Benjamin Franklin warned:
“The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.”
Our legislators have not balanced the federal budget since 1969, and the national debt has, since 1980, quadrupled to over $4 trillion. Its monthly interest costs now exceed the yearly interest costs of just twenty years ago.
The Declaration of Independence states:
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”
Our second president, John Adams, said:
“You have Rights antecedent to all earthly governments; Rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; Rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.”
Our Rights come from God. Why, then, are we reminded that our Rights come from the state (civil rights)? What the state gives, it can take away.
We frequently hear our nation referred to as a democracy, yet the word is not found in the Constitution. Rather, we see in Article 1, Section 4:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government,”
The Pledge of Allegiance contains:”…and to the Republic, for which it stands…”
Commenting on our form of government, Chief Justice John Marshall stated: “Between a republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”
The Soldiers Training Manual, issued November 30, 1928 gives the following definitions:
“TM 2000-25: 118-120, democracy – A government of the masses. Authority is derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic, negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the people shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation, or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, and anarchy.”
“TM2000-25: 120-121, republic – Authority is derived through election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them. Attitude toward property is respect for laws and individual rights, and a sensible economic procedure. Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles, and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences. A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass. Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy. Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.”
It was upon this premise that our Founders drafted the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. At the Constitutional Convention (1787), Benjamin Franklin declared:
“We have been assured…in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.”
Our duty as a nation was eloquently stated by George Washington:
“Whereas it is the duty of nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor…”
Abraham Lincoln recognized this as well:
“It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God, and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures, and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”
In 1892, the Supreme Court recognized:
“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise…:”
What would be the reactions to such statements made today? Outcries of “separation of church and state”? Contrary to what is often said, this phrase will not be found in the Constitution.
The foregoing statements attest to the principles which established our Constitutional Republic. Are the difficulties confronting America today the result of disregarding the wisdom and the warnings of our Founders? It is conceivable there exists a hidden agenda seeking to undermine those very principles that made America the bastion of freedom and liberty? Consider whether or not the following points are prominent in America today:
1) Development of the illusion that total disarmament would be a demonstration of moral strength.
2) Promotion of free trade between all nations regardless of communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war;
3) Provision of American aid to all nations regardless of communist domination;
4) Allowance of Soviet satellites individual representation in the United Nations;
5) Promotion of the United Nations as the “only hope for mankind”. And if its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces;
6) Resistance to any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party;
7) Usage of technical decisions in the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights;
8) Acquisition of the schools and teachers’ associations, and their use as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda;
9) Infiltrate the press and gain control of book reviews, editorial writing, policy-making positions;
10) Acquisition of all key positions in radio, TV, and motions pictures;
11) Erosion of cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motions pictures, and TV;
12) Presentation of homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as normal, natural, and healthy;
13) Elimination of the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis;
14) Elimination of prayer or any phrase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principles of “separation of church and state”;
15) Elimination of the House Committee on Un-American Activities;
16) Discreditation of the family as an institution and encourage promiscuity and easy divorce;
17) Promotion of the need to raise children away from the “negative” influence of parents.
These are just some of the long-term goals of the Marxist agenda for America, and can be found in the Congressional Record (January 10, 1963, pages A34, A35). They are also revealed in former FBI agent Cleon Skousen’s book, The Naked Communist.
Norman Thomas, for many years the U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate, stated:
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.”
We have often heard many debates and discussions about the nation’s debt. But who benefits from the $800 million per day interest on the national debt?
James 5:3 says:
“You have hoarded wealth in the last days.”
Who is James referring to?
Does this have anything to do with the “New World Order“?
1) What are its goals?
2) Who is promoting it?
3) How much power and influence do they have?
4) How close is it?
Consider these words spoken by James Madison in 1788 as the story unfolds:
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation.”
For centuries, international bankers have enjoyed a lucrative business by financing governments, and command considerable influence in the policies of such governments. Repayment of these loans could usually be guaranteed by the indebted government levying taxes upon its people. If a king or government could not or would not repay its loans, its enemy or rival would be financed. The business of financing wars was very profitable.
As the wealth of these private banking empires increased, they eventually owned, as private corporations, the various central banks of Europe. Predominant among these was the House of Rothschild, with banking houses in major European capitals. Their seat of power was located in London, through control of the Bank of England. By loaning more paper into circulation than gold to back it (fractional reserve banking), they were able to amass fortunes. Some historians contend that by 1850, the House of Rothschild had more wealth than the combined monarchies of Europe.
What better way to expand economic control than by financing Europe’s colonization? And what better prize was there than America, with her industrious people and vast resources? The War of Independence was not only independence from English rule, but economic independence as well. Our Founders drafted the Constitution so that only Congress had control over our monetary system, unlike the private monopolies controlling European economics. Thomas Jefferson issued this warning:
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
In 1792, contrary to Jefferson’s warning, Alexander Hamilton established a 20 year charter with the Bank of England. When the renewal was denied in 1812, war broke out again. The charter was renewed in 1816. In 1833, President Andrew Jackson removed all moneys from this chartered bank and placed them into state banks. Mexico invaded Texas in 1836 after the renewal was again denied.
Some historians say these wars were attempts by the European banking monopolies to disrupt and control America’s economy. The Civil War continued this pattern.
Abraham Lincoln said:
“The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe…corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.”
By the end of the 19th Century, American industrialists and bankers, through the Industrial Revolution, had achieved great wealth. An excellent account of this is Matthew Josephson’s 1934 book, entitled “The Robber Barons; the Great American Capitalists 1861-1901.
The industrialists were known as “Big Business” and the Wall Street bankers as the “Money Trust”. The most prominent of these was banker J.P. Morgan.
It was Morgan, working with the European banking dynasties, who created the “Financial Panic of 1907”. This was an effort to manipulate Congress to approve of a central bank.
In 1912, Woodrow Wilson became President. His chief advisor and administrator was Col. Edward Mandell House, who was a proponent of world government, a representative of the European banking dynasties, and had close ties with the Morgan interests.
In 1912, House wrote a book, wherein he laid out a plan to bring America into a world government. (“Philip Dru – Administrator“, by Col. Edward Mandell House, 1912. On page 222, he wrote: “…our Constitution and our laws…are not only obsolete, but even grotesque.”
His plan, and, to use his own words, “a conspiracy,” would seek to achieve:
1. The establishment of a central bank
2. A progressive graduated income tax
3. Control of both political parties in the U.S.
What was House’s goal? “Socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx”. House, who called himself the “unseen guardian angel” of the Federal Reserve Act, in concert with the Wall Street and European bankers, convinced President Wilson of the central bank concept.
The Federal Reserve Act was passed on Dec. 23, 1913 (by a vote of 298 to 60 in the House of Representatives, and 43 to 25 in the Senate).
After the vote, Congressman Charles A. Lindberg, Sr. (father of the famous aviator) told Congress:
“This act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth… When the President signs this act, the invisible government by the money power, proven to exist by the Money Trust Investigation, will be legalized… The new law will create inflation whenever the trust wants inflation…”
The Fed was then able to manipulate the money supply. In the six years prior to the 1929 Stock Market Crash, the Fed increased (or inflated) the money supply 62X, inducing unwise investments and market speculation by the public. When everything was in place, the bankers, who had been financing market speculation, called in their “24 hr. broker call loans”, precipitating the Crash.
They were then in a position to loan the government billions of dollars to finance the nation out of the Depression. Congressman Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking Committee, (1920-1931) said this:
“It (the Depression) was not accidental. The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all”.
How powerful is the Fed? Congressman Wright Patman, Chairman of House Banking Committee (in the 60s) said:
“In the U.S. today, we have in effect, two governments…we have the duly constituted government…then we have an independent, uncontrolled, and uncoordinated government in the Federal Reserve System, operating the money powers which are reserved to the Congress by the Constitution.”
The Fed has never been audited, and has resisted all attempts to do so. Lt. Col. Archibald Roberts (Director of Committee to Restore the Constitution) began a campaign on March 30, 1971, testifying before Wisconsin legislators about the fraud surrounding the Fed. (The text of his address is in the Congressional Record, E3212-E3224, entered April 19, 1971). Roberts and other constitutional groups (including Washington state Senator Jack Metcalf) had, by the mid 80’s, acquired about 20 states’ support calling for audits/reforms, with no success.
Again, in the late 80s, Congressman Henry Gonzales (Texas) called for abolition of the Federal Open Market Committee and the repeal of the Federal Res. Act. (HR 1469, 1470).
Congressman Phil Crane (Illinois) also introduced HR 70, calling for an audit. (Currently, Gonzales and Crane are calling for an audit/reforms under HR 28 and 145; Senator Byron Dorgan, (N. Dakota) is calling for a similar bill in the Senate, S212).
Since Wilson took office, the national debt has risen from $1 billion to over $4 trillion – that’s just “on budget” debt. When added to the “off budget” debt of the S&L debacle and unfunded retirement liabilities, the total now exceed our GDP.
Is the country bankrupt? Roosevelt declared so by Executive Orders 6073, 6102,6111, and also by EO 6260 on March 9, 1933 (as proclaimed under the “Trading With the Enemy Act of 65th Congress, Oct. 6, 1917, and as codified at 12 U.S.C.A. 95a, which allows the President exceptional control under a “state of emergency”).
On April 5, 1933, FDR issued this EO: “All persons are required to deliver on or before May 1, 1933 all gold coins, gold bullion, and gold certificates now owned by them to a Federal Reserve Bank, branch or agency, or to any member bank of the Federal Reserve System.
On June 5, 1933, Congress confirmed the bankruptcy. (through the “Joint Resolution to Suspend The Gold Standard And Abrogate The Gold Clause, June 5, 1933”). This was HJR 192, 73rd Congress, 1st session.
Then, through another EO issued by President Johnson in 1968, silver backing was removed from our currency. This made the country insolvent. The Fed issues currency no longer redeemable for silver. Furthermore, the Fed is not a government institution.
You will seldom find them listed in phone directories under “government offices”. It is a private corporation owned by approximately 300 Class A stockholders. These people own the Fed by owning the stock of the largest member banks in the New York Federal Reserve Bank, which, for all practical purposes, is the Federal Reserve.
The controlling interest is held by less than a dozen international bankers, whose names, until recently, was one of the best-kept secrets of international finance:
1. Rothschild Banks of London & Berlin
2. Lehman Bros. Bank of N.Y.
3. Lazard Bros. Banks of Paris
4. Kuhn, Loeb Bank of N.Y.
5. Israel Moses Sief Banks of Italy
6. Chase Manhattan Bank of N.Y.
7. Warburg Bank of Hamburg & Amsterdam
8. Goldman, Sachs Bank of N.Y.
The most influential of the European interests is the Rothschild family in London. Each of the American interests is, in various ways, connected to this family, including the Rockefellers, who are by far the most powerful of the Fed’s American stockholders (primarily through the Chase Manhattan Bank).
Thomas Jefferson issued this warning:
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
Today, less than 2% of Americans own their homes.
The Fed, like other central banks, uses a system called “fractional banking.” Deposits become the “fraction”, allowing the system to “create” as much as 770% of that deposit: i.e.: a $1,000 deposit becomes approximately $7,700 a $10.000 deposit becomes approximately $77,000.
In addition, examine the “amount due” on your property tax statement: You will not find a dollar sign affixed to that “amount”.
Why? The Currency Act of 1792, which has never been revoked, defines a dollar as 412.5 grains of 9/10 fine silver (originally 371.25 grains of 11/12 fine silver). Federal Reserve Notes are not redeemable in silver. To affix a dollar sign to the “amount due” would be fraudulent. They know this – and you don’t.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5 says that only Congress has the power to…”coin money, regulate the value thereof…and fix the standard of weights and measures.” Article 1, Section 10,
Clause 1 says that No State shall…make anything but gold and silver coin a legal tender in payment of debts…” The Federal Reserve operates in violation of the Constitution.
Since Col. House helped establish the Federal Reserve Act, and believed in socialism, is the central bank concept Marxist?
Plank 5 of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto reads:
“Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital, and an exclusive monopoly”.
[Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx; available at General Birch Services. P.O. Box 8040, Appleton, Wis. 54913-8040.]
House also knew, that in addition to controlling a nation’s monetary system, a method of taxation had to be established, and in 1913, the 16th Amendment was passed.
This graduated income tax was hailed by proponents as a “tax on the wealthy” (sound familiar?). Nothing could have been farther from the truth. As with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, “Big Business” and the Wall Street bankers publicly denounced, but privately funded its promotion and passage. Why? Through their influence in government circles, they insured the necessary loopholes in the bill were included – tax-exempt foundations. By the time the 16th Amendment was passed, they had already established the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations. Their wealth was allowed to compound tax-free while their competitors were saddled with tax burdens. The Amendment also allowed Congress to increase and broaden the tax on the general public.
Until 1929, the size and cost of the Federal government was Constitutionally limited: it borrowed little money and paid little interest. The Depression years following the Stock Market Crash changed all this. With the country officially bankrupt in 1933, taxes could now be broadened and increased to finance government borrowing.
Roosevelt’s New Deal began the era of entitlements which are with us today.
Two points must be made here:
1) The 16th Amendment was never properly ratified. This has been proven in court. Two of the 36 states that had allegedly ratified the amendment were California and Kentucky – There is no record of California’s vote, and Kentucky legislators voted against it 22-9. This violates the amendment procedure of our Constitution, Article V.
2) The 16th Amendment has Marxist roots. Plank 2 of the Communist Manifesto calls for: “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax”. Thus, the conspirators, through financial influence and brilliant deception, had established the mechanisms to:
1. run up the debt
2. collect the debt
3. for themselves, to avoid the taxes necessary to pay the interest on the debt
Can you begin to see why there have been 195 tax increases since 1933?
Today, three quarters of the Federal budget is unconstitutional, according to Article 1, Section 8, Clauses 2-18. Why do our elected representatives allow this? Remember, the third item on Col. House’s agenda was to control both political parties of the U.S.
“Tragedy and Hope, A History of the World in Our Time” (1966) was written by Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley. It was intended as a text for aspiring globalists, and gives a 1300 page account of the history, mechanisms, and goals through which a ruling financial dynasty would control a global economy. On page 52, the author writes that the international bankers were: “…devoted to secrecy and the secret use of financial influence in political life.”
There are two organizations formed by and intimately associated with the international bankers:
Let’s examine briefly their background and their stated goals.
Because America refused to join the League of Nations following WWI, representatives from the American financial dynasties met with their British counterparts in Paris on May 19, 1919. The American contingent was led by Col. House and became known as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). It was founded on July 29, 1921, backed by Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundation money. It included many of the same people who established the Federal Reserve. Its quarterly journal, Foreign Affairs, has called for world government as far back as December, 1922.
CFR member James Warburg (whose father Paul Warburg merged his Manhattan Bank with Rockefeller’s Chase Bank), a former aide to FDR, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this on Feb. 17, 1950: “You shall have world government, whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.
Their goal: “…building a new international order (which) must be responsive to world aspirations for peace (and) for social and economic change… an international order…including states labeling themselves as Socialist.”
In the 50th anniversary issue of Foreign Affairs, a leading article was written by CFR member Kingman Brewster, Jr., entitled “Reflections on Our National Purpose”. In this article, he stated that our national purpose should be to abolish our nationality.
In a 1974 article in Foreign Affairs, entitled “The Hard Road to World Order”, CFR member Richard Gardner wrote that the house of world order would have to be built through: “…an end run around our national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.
As of June 1992, the CFR has 2905 members in the U.S. (1992 Annual Report, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Harold Pratt House, 58 E 68th St., N.Y., N.Y.10022
The second organization, The Tri Lateral Commission, was formed in 1973 by David Rockefeller (grandson of John D. Rockefeller). David Rockefeller has also been a director of the CFR since 1949.
The Tri Lat was the brainchild of Columbia University professor Zbigriew Bzrezinski, who, in his book Between Two Ages, advocated an economic alliance among the western industrialized nations. Rockefeller hired Bzrezinski, made him the executive director, and established a tri-lateral alliance encompassing Japan, North America, and western Europe. Its first meeting was held in Tokyo Oct. 21, 1973.
In Bzrezinski’s book, the author states: on page 198 – America is in obsolescence; on page 260 – he advocates central (Marxist) planning; on page 296 – he wants to develop limitations on sovereignty; on pages 308 and 309 of his book, he finally states his goal: a world government.
Henry Kissinger is one of the most powerful and influential members of the Tri Lat (also CFR). He was interviewed by columnist Paul Scott, who said that it is Kissinger’s belief that by controlling energy, especially oil, one can control nations and their financial systems.
By placing food, oil, and the world’s monetary system under international control, Kissinger is convinced that a world government can become a reality. As of April, 1992, the Tri Lateral Commission has 320 members divided up among Japan, North America, and Western Europe. (The Tri Lateral Commission, 345 E. 46th St., N.Y., N.Y. 10017)
The Tri Lat’s goal is a world government, the same as that of the CFR. The first 35 members of the Tri Lat were also members of the CFR. They both have as members some of the most elite names in finance, industry, media, labor, academic circles, and government. Their rosters read like a who’s who in these areas.
What’s the difference between the CFR and the Tri Lat?
The CFR has been around since 1921, the Tri Lat, since 1973. The only difference is the fact that the Tri Lat is an elite group, who’s been chosen to speed up the process of a one-world government through the control of food, energy, and an international monetary system.
Keep in mind that economic union always precedes political union.
Let’s examine the CFR and Tri Lat influence in government.
CFR control in government actually began in earnest in 1939 by establishing within the U.S. State Department a “Committee on Post-War Problems”, the group (staffed and funded by the CFR) which designed the United Nations (the story of which is contained in State Dept. Publication 2349-“Report To The President On The Results of the San Francisco Conference”).
Since WWII, the CFR has filled key positions in virtually every administration since then. Furthermore, since Eisenhower, every man who has won the nomination for either party (except Goldwater in 1964 and Reagan in 1980) has been a member of the CFR:
1. John W. Davis(1924)
2. Adlai Stevenson (1952,56)
3. John F. Kennedy (1960)
4. Hubert Humphrey (1968)
5. George McGovern (1972)
6. Jimmy Carter (1976,80)
7. Walter Mondale (1984)
8. Michael Dukakis (1988)
9. Bill Clinton (1992)
1. Herbert Hoover (1928,32)
2. Wendell Wilkie (1940)
3. Thomas Dewey (1944,48)
4. Dwight Eisenhower (1952,56)
5. Richard Nixon (1960,68,72)
6. Gerald Ford (1976)
7. George Bush (1988,92) (who was also a director of the CFR 1977-1979)
An important point must be stressed: By controlling the candidates we vote for, the CFR is assured their goal of world government. Why? Because CFR presidents fill key positions with CFR members by APPOINTMENT.
(List of 110 Nixon appts. can be found in None Dare Call it Conspiracy, by Gary Allen, 1972; available from General Birch Services, P.O. Box 8040, Appleton, Wis. 54913)
Since 1973, Tri Lat members have also filled key positions. One of the first members of the Tri Lat was Jimmy Carter, whose administration had 19 Tri Lateralists including:
1. Vice President Mondale
2. Secretary of State Vance
3. Secretary of the Treasury Blumenthal
4. Secretary of Defense Brown
5. National Security Advisor Bzrezinski
These five positions made up the National Security Council, and were held by members of an organization which advocates world government – was their oath of office to uphold the Constitution a mere formality? Others included:
1) nearly all of the undersecretaries of State
2) nearly all of the undersecretaries of Treasurer
3) the Panama Canal Treaty negotiator
4) the Salt Treaty negotiator
5) the Ambassador to the U.N. Andrew Young
6) the Ambassador to Italy, Richard Gardner (remember, the Israel Moses Sief Banks of Italy are top stockholders in the Fed, and Gardner advocated an “…end run around our national Sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece”)
An article about Bzrezinski (Carter’s National Security Advisor, executive director of the Tri Lat, and author of Between Two Ages) and Carter appeared in the March 1, 1978 New York Times:
“The two men met for the first time about four years ago, when Mr. Bzrezinski was the executive director of the Tri Lateral Commission, and had the foresight to ask the then obscure governor of Georgia to join its ranks. Their initial teacher-student relationship blossomed during the campaign and appears to have grown closer still.”
Bzrezinski (teacher) praises Marxism, thinks the U.S. is in obsolescence, and advocates a world government; the student was the President of the United States!
Another article, written by CFR past president Winston Lord, appeared in the August 4-ll, 1978 issue of “W” magazine. He boasted: “The Tri Lateral Commission doesn’t secretly run the world, the Council of Foreign Relations does that.” Winston Lord is currently the Assistant Secretary for East Asian/Pacific Affairs (State Dept.) and special envoy to Red China.
Contrary to candidate Clinton’s “stand” on human rights, Red China has recently received an unconditional MFN trade status with the U.S.; never mind that over 10,000 Chinese dissidents have been murdered since Tianemen Square.
The CFR domination of just the last three Administrations reveals:
1. 347 under Reagan;
2. 382 under Bush, and
3. 387 under Clinton (over 1 in 8 of their total membership)
The following CFR members hold top positions in our current Administration:
1. President Bill Clinton
2. Vice President Al Gore
3. Secretary of State Warren Christopher
4. Deputy Secretary of State Clifton R. Wharton
5. CIA Director R. James Woolsey
6. National Security Advisor W. Anthony Lake
7. Deputy National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger
8. Secretary of Defense Les Aspen
9. Chrmn., Intel. Adv. Bd. William J. Crowe
10. U.N. Ambassador Madeleine Albright
11. Sec. H.& H.S. Donna E. Shalala
12. OMB Alice M. Rivlin
13. Secretary H.U.D. Henry G. Cisneros
14. Chrmn., Council Ec. Advisors Laura D. Tyson
15. Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd M. Bentsen (former CFR)
16. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt
17. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
There are 370 others as well.
Have you ever wondered why, since WWII, U.S. foreign policy has allowed Communist expansion? Consider the roles of the following CFR members since WWII:
1. George Marshall and Dean Acheson engineered the betrayal of Chiang Kai-shek, allowing communist takeover of China;
2. Dean Acheson and Dean Rusk arranged the no-win undeclared war in Korea and the removal of General McArthur;
3. John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, under CFR President Eisenhower betrayed Hungarian freedom fighters and knowingly brought Fidel Castro to power in Cuba;
4. McGeorge Bundy, Adlai Stevenson, and John J. McCloy saw to it that the Bay of Pigs invasion to oust Castro failed;
5. Dean Rusk, Robert McNamara, and Henry Cabot Lodge pushed the U.S. into Vietnam – and then drew up the rules making victory impossible;
6. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger continued these policies, which led to communist takeover of South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos;
7. Henry Kissinger, Ellsworth Bunker, and Sol Linowitz arranged for the Panama Canal giveaway – and gave $400 million dollars to that Marxist dictatorship to take it;
8. Under leadership of Zbigniew Bzrezinski, Cyrus Vance, and Warren Christopher, the Carter Administration undermined U.S. allies in Iran and Nicaragua;
9. Under Reagan, George Schultz, William J. Casey, and Malcom Baldridge arranged U.S. foreign aid to communist Romania, communist Poland, and the U.S.S.R.; they also impeded anti-Communists in El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Why? It is easier to control oppressive Marxist regimes than nations of free men – in a one-world socialist government.
Yes, Col. House’s agenda of controlling both political parties in the U.S. has been achieved, through, as Madison warned, “silent and gradual encroachment.” An excellent history of the CFR is found in The Shadows of Power (James Perloff, 1988).
Just as Col. House led an American contingent to Paris in 1919, there are also powerful like-minded organizations in Europe, through financial control, promoting a one-world government.
The most prominent of these is the Bilderbergers (est. in 1954), and is largely responsible for the unification of Europe through the Treaty of Rome (1957).
Regardless of where these groups are from, their goal is a world government, and the U.N.. which they established, is the platform from which it will be launched.
The titles of a few of its chapters:
* Chapter 1 The New World Army
* Chapter 3 The U.N. Founders
* Chapter 5 The Drive for World Government
* Chapter 8 The U.N. Grab for Your Child
* Chapter 10 The New World Money System
The author also presents ways we can reverse this encroachment against our liberty and freedom.
The Rockefellers play a key role in America’s financial and political life. Currently, David Rockefeller is the honorary chairman of both the CFR and the Tri Lateral Commission, as well as (through his Chase Manhattan Bank) a top stockholder in the Federal Reserve.
The Rockefeller influence goes back to 1890, when John D. Rockefeller was refining nearly 90% of all crude oil in the country, and frequently worked in concert with Wall Street banker J.P. Morgan. By the turn of the century, John D. purchased the Chase Bank and brother William bought the National City Bank of New York, and in 1913, became part of the Federal Reserve System.
The Rockefeller Foundation was also in full operation by that time, effectively nullifying the “tax on the wealthy” as the proponents of 16th Amendment had sought.
According to the Sept. 16, 1916 New York Times, the Rockefeller oil holdings alone were worth $500 million. By 1930, the 200 largest corporations, under Rockefeller and Morgan influence, held over 49% of the assets of all 40,000 corporations in the country.
AT&T (controlled by Morgan) had greater assets than the total wealth in 21 states.
The influence of the Rockefeller and Morgan groups was so great, they could affect the economic life of the country to a large degree and almost control its political life on the Federal level.
The Rockefellers increased their leverage over the economy throughout the Depression years:
1) many of their competitors were hard-hit by the Stock Market Crash
2) and, being a part of the Fed, the Rockefellers benefited from massive government borrowing
3) which, in turn, furthered their control of industry, soon to be mobilized for war production
America’s entry into WWII enhanced all of the above, and their wealth continued to be funneled into the tax-exempt foundations.
Following the War, the U.S. was in such bad economic condition, that in 1950, it declared bankruptcy a second time and the Secretary of Treasury was appointed as “Receiver” in the Bankruptcy (Reorganization Plan No. 26, Title 5 U.S.C.A 903, Public Law 94-564, Legislative History, page 5967).
In 1953, Congressman Carroll Reese of Tennessee initiated a Congressional Committee to investigate the tremendous influence of the huge tax-exempt foundations and their control over the economy. Yet, even Congress had little influence in diminishing the tremendous influence and control the international bankers exercised in the economy. The Rockefeller’s wealth continued to expand – their foundations allows their wealth to compound.
Each year the Rockefeliers can dump up to half of their income into their foundations and deduct these donations from their income tax. Nelson Rockefeller admitted at his confirmation hearings (for V.P.):
“The foundation pays no capital gains tax and no income tax, so those funds can continue to multiply.”
And indeed they have. The following information on the Rockefeller’s more current wealth is derived from Congressman Patman’s Report in the Congressional Record. What I am about the give you is direct ownership of stock; pay particular attention to the oil companies.
In direct stock, they own: Exxon – 156.7 million; Rockefeller Center – 98 million; Standard of California – 85 million; IBM – 72.6 million; Chase Manhattan Bank – 18 million. Others that they have 10 million or more in are: Mobil Oil, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, Texas Instruments, Minnesota Mining & Mfg., and they own significant portions of about 50 other major American companies.
A look at their security holdings reveals: They control Chase-Manhattan Bank, City National Bank of New York, and Chemical Bank, among others; these are in the top of the list.
The Chase Manhattan Bank deals in many foreign countries as well as corporations: well over 100 countries with about 50,000 affiliated banks.
A look at the interlocking boards of directors in the insurance industry, at the time this data was compiled, the Rockefellers controlled 3 of the 4 largest insurance companies in the world, that being Metropolitan Life, Equitable Life, and New York Life. The assets of these three at that time was $113 billion. They control others as well.
Just to summarize the banks and insurance companies, this amounts to 25% of all the assets of the 50 largest banks, and 30% of all the assets of the 50 largest life insurance companies. This gives them leverage over the economy that goes far beyond direct ownership.
Congressman Patman also found that if you control 5% or more of the stock in a corporation, whose stock is widely held, you have in effect, minority control. If we take those corporations that the Rockefeller family has 10% control, or 5%, and at least two members of their board of directors, we have the following:
Exxon, Mobil Oil, Standard of California, Standard of Indiana, International Harvester, Inland Steel, Marathon Oil, Quaker Oats, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Freeport Sulphur, and International Basic Economy Corporation. Corporations which are probably under Rockefeller influence, and I say probably, because it’s extremely difficult to trace stock ownership through trusts and foundations, are these:
Texaco, IT&T, Westinghouse, Boeing, International Paper, Sperry Rand, Xerox, National Cash Register, National Steel, American Home Products, Pfizer, Avon, and Merck.
Merck has just agreed to buy Medco Containment, the nation’s largest marketer of discount prescription medicines. The acquisition makes Merck, by far, the biggest integrated producer and distributor of pharmaceuticals in the country. (Wall Street Journal, 7-29-93).
Transportation companies under the Rockefeller influence include Penn Central, TWA, Eastern Airlines, United Airlines, National Airlines, Delta, Braniff, and Consolidated Freightways.
Others they control through interlocking boards of directors are:
Pittsburgh Plate Glass
Isn’t that odd?
Who’s the biggest stock holders in Chrysler and you had to bail them out? Other’s are CIT Financial, SS Kresge and RH Macy.
To summarize what I’ve just given you, that’s 37 of the top 100 industrials, 9 of the top 20 transportation firms, the nation’s No. 1 utility, three of the top four insurance companies, plus scores of smaller companies engaged in manufacturing, distribution, retail sales, loans or investments. These are just the known figures.
So can you start to see the economic power the Rockefeller family. Now, in addition to this, recognize the power they have through the membership in the Tri Lateral Commission and the CFR through other heads of multi-national corporations.
There were published several reports under the Senate Investigating Subcommittee on Reports, Accounting, and Management.” They’re under the “Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, January 1978.”
The first report is entitled ” Interlocking Boards of Directors Among Major U.S. Corporations”.
This Senate study looked at the top 130 corporations and placed every name of every board of directors into a computer and found this: 70% of the top 130 corporations are interlocked directly or indirectly with the lower companies. They even found many competing companies and corporations have the same board of directors and several members of the same board of directors, which is illegal according to Section 8 of the Clayton Act.
When this point is reached, you don’t have competition anymore, you have price-fixing. Some of these people were sitting on 16 difference boards of directors! In the April 1993 IBM proxy statement, this can be demonstrated. Also, 8 of these 18 directors are CFR. (IBM Notice of 1993 Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement; IBM, Armonk, N.Y. 10504)
The second report the same committee did was called “Voting Rights-Major U.S. Corporations”. They looked at 122 corporations and found this: One corporation, Morgan Guaranty and Trust, was in the top five vote-holders of 57 of those corporations; another, City National Bank of New York, was in the top five voteholders of 36 of those.
That’s 93 of the top 122 corporations. Now, who was the top vote-holder in the parent company of Morgan Guaranty and Trust? Number one was City National Bank of New York, and number two was the Chase Manhattan Bank, which means that the Rockefellers controlled Morgan Guaranty and Trust and also the City National Bank of New York.
The Rockefellers are in the top five voteholders in 93 of those 122 corporations. This is what the Subcommittee found in 1978.
Why didn’t we hear about it? At that time, half of the members of the Senate Subcommittee over this study were CFR/Tri Lat.
There shouldn’t be much doubt who controls the oil here. But what about the Middle East oil? Now, supposedly, OPEC has nationalized, in most cases, the oil fields over there. Aramco, an oil consortium of Exxon, Mobil, Texaco, and SOCAL got 42ct on every petrodollar and OPEC 586 during the late 70’s “energy crisis “. Do you think it bothered them that the price of gas doubled while the media was telling us there was an oil shortage?
The Tri Lat “engineered” the crisis. Its planning publication is called the “Triangle Papers”. On page 73 of Publication No. 17, entitled “Energy: Managing the Transition” (1978), we find this:
“We therefore urge each Tri Lateral government to review its tax structure and develop specific energy taxes. An obvious example here is a higher federal excise tax on gasoline in the United States.”
In other words, they created the crisis, and we paid for it at the pumps through higher prices and higher taxes. Who got blamed? OPEC.
The same people who control the oil here also exercise control in the Middle East. According to the 1974 report of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations, the Aramco consortium attempted to block America’s emergency airlift to Israel, duri