In Jonathan Swift's adventure parable, the giant Gulliver is bound by the tiny Lilliputians in a single night.
Their ropes were mere threads to him, and he could have easily snapped them individually or in small numbers. Yet, once those threads had multiplied to thousands, he would be rendered completely helpless. It was thus absolutely essential, from the standpoint of his little captors, that they complete their project before he awakened. So too, with our situation today. The American giant is fast asleep, completely unaware of the growing danger. In this case, however, the Lilliputians have inside help.
They have traitors
inside our camp who are slipping the American Gulliver sedatives and
It is a fusion of radical socialists, feminists, pacifists, environmentalists, and communists together with international bankers, industrialists, and corporate CEOs, including some of the world's wealthiest capitalists.
Yet the disparate members of this odd alliance chant the one-world mantra in unison:
And global solutions, they assure us, can only be
provided by a world government one with ever-increasing powers.
The United Nations, we learn as schoolchildren,
represents mankind's highest aspirations and ideals. According to textbook
lore and steady propaganda in the major media, the UN is the world's "last
best hope for peace." Following World War II, we are told, the heroic and
visionary UN founders came together to save humanity from the certain
annihilation that would result if a nuclear war were allowed to occur.
As Professors Lawrence Shoup and William Mintner point out in their critical study of the CFR, with the exception of Hull, all of the secret IAG participants were CFR members.
At the UN's founding San Francisco Conference, 43 of the U.S. delegates virtually our entire contingent were, or would later become, members of the CFR, including: Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Ralph Bunche, John J. McCloy, Leo Pasvolsky, Nelson Rockefeller, Harold Stassen, Adlai Stevenson, Isaiah Bowman, and John Foster Dulles (the last two being founding members of the CFR).6
Of course, the top man at that conference, serving as acting
Secretary-General, was Soviet agent Alger Hiss, also a CFR member. Hiss not
only ran the UN show at San Francisco and appointed many of the delegates
and UN officers, but he also played a key role in drafting the UN Charter.7
From FDR's administration to the present, the CFR's pernicious influence in American society and government has grown dramatically.
The CFR has become in effect the secret shadow government of
the United States; its members have dominated every administration since
World War II. Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton
were members, as were hundreds of their appointments. (President George W.
Bush is not a member, but his vice president, Dick Cheney, is, as are many
of the top Bush cabinet picks. See Chapter 9.) No other organization even
comes close to exercising this kind of political power in the United States.
Newsweek has referred to the Pratt House* one-world coterie as "the foreign policy establishment of the U.S."10 Professors Lawrence Shoup and William Mintner have dubbed the organization "the Imperial Brain Trust."11
*The Harold Pratt House in New York City is the headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations.
Author and hard-core radical activist Richard Barnet (CFR) wrote, as far back as 1972, that
In his 1979 memoir With No Apologies, Senator Barry Goldwater noted that
despite the heated rhetoric and change in party label from one
administration to the next, the same internationalist policies continue
and on he went, through a litany of the CFR membership roster in the Clinton
The Post's Mr. Harwood provides the answer:
Ditto for the other media giants: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, US News & World Report, NBC, CBS, ABC, et al.
CFR members Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer, James Lehrer, Bernard Kalb, Irving R. Levine, David Brinkley, Barbara Walters, and Morton Kondracke, along with hundreds of other influential "journalists" and media executives, serve as propagandists for the Pratt House thought cartel.*
* The CFR's 2000 Annual Report states that 386 of its members are "Journalists, Correspondents, and Communications Executives." As in past Annual Reports, it also notes, under the heading, "Rules, Guidelines, and Practices": "Full freedom of expression is encouraged at Council meetings. Participants are assured that they may speak openly, as it is the tradition of the Council that others will not attribute or characterize their statements in public media or forums or knowingly transmit them to persons who will. All participants are expected to honor that commitment." This is the Pratt House equivalent of Omerta, the Mafia "oath of silence."
In the words of Harlan Cleveland, they make sure the CFR's
subversive operations stay "mostly below the surface of public attention."
David Rockefeller gratefully
acknowledged this indispensable "cloaking" service provided by the CFR/TC-dominated media at a
meeting of the secretive Bilderberg Group (BG). Gathering at Sand, Germany
in June 1991, this coterie of elite one-worlders had important global
intrigues to plan and coordinate for the final decade of the millennium.
Many top media Insiders were in attendance, but as in years past, they would
reveal not a word of what they had heard at the confab to their readers or
Hilaire du Berrier, publisher of the authoritative, Monte Carlo-based HduB
Reports, was the first to inform Americans of goings-on at the BG conference
at Sand. Du Berrier, who has been closely following and chronicling the
activities of the New World Order operatives for more than four decades,
reported on the conference in his HduB Reports for September 1991.18 His
Bilderberg revelations then reached a much larger audience in The New
American magazine, where he is a contributor.19
This is part of Rockefeller's greeting to his Bilderberg boon companions:
Well, what else would you expect from a cabal of power-mad elitists who consider the whole world to be their own private oyster? These "enlightened ones," these illuminati, have been busily redesigning, reshaping, and "transforming" the world according to their own desires throughout the past century. They intend to be the planetary overlords in the new world order.
As Mr. Rockefeller said, it would have been
"impossible" for them to have come so far with their super-subversive plot
except that their coconspirators in the media kept "the bright lights of
publicity" off their dark schemes.
He might also have said that they
smother, suppress, censor, quash, and kill much of the real news (and
grossly distort the rest) in order to help make "policy." While endlessly,
piously prattling about their sacred role as "watchdogs," and "the public's
right to know," these criminal hypocrites have been engaged in the biggest
cover-up in history.
* The development of this conspiratorial power network has been extensively examined in such studies as: The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and The American Decline by James Perloff (Western Islands, 1988); Global Tyranny ... Step By Step by William F. Jasper (Western Islands, 1992); None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen (Concord Press, 1971); The Insiders, 4th Edition, by John F. McManus (The John Birch Society, 1995); The Wise Men by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas (Simon & Schuster, 1986); among others.
One of the most informative and penetrating revelations concerning the CFR power network came in 1966 with publication of Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University.
A celebrated historian who was sympathetic to the CFR's globalist agenda, Quigley wrote:
And what are the "aims" of this network? According to Dr. Quigley:
The network to which Quigley referred had provided the "brain trust" and the financial impetus behind the drive for the League of Nations, the effort Mr. Cleveland referred to as the "First Try" at world order. Leading that drive for the network was Col. Edward Mandell House, the key advisor and "alter ego" of President Woodrow Wilson. When the League of Nations was thwarted by the U.S. Senate, Col. House and his colleagues determined to continue their struggle by other means.
House was part of a cabal called "The Inquiry," a
group of 100 "forwardlooking" social engineers who created the Versailles
Peace Treaty at the close of World War I.24 This group formed the American
of what was to become the Council on Foreign Relations. The Inquiry's
British counterparts created a companion organization - the Royal Institute
of International Affairs (RIIA).25
Dr. Quigley explains:
The plan developed by Rhodes and his small circle of co-conspirators was one in which "a world system of financial control in private hands" would be used to bring about world government.
Professor Quigley explained further:
In January 1924, Reginald McKenna, who was then chairman of the board of the Midland Bank (and had been Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1915-16), confirmed that the British system was completely dominated by the conspiratorial monied aristocracy.
On November 11, 1927, the Wall Street Journal called Montagu Norman, governor of the Bank of England, "the currency dictator of Europe."
a strange, furtive intriguer given to wearing disguises, using assumed
names, and incessantly flitting about the world on mysterious missions,
confirmed the Journal's assertion before the Macmillan Committee on March
But as Professor Quigley points out, Norman answered to powers who stood in the shadows.
Those bankers to whom Quigley refers were members of the Rhodes-Milner
network. Their immense power and influence were exercised through the Royal
Institute of International Affairs, the CFR, and their many other levers of
control in the government, the major political parties, academe, business,
and the media.
The Rhodes Scholarships, like the Round Table groups, were integral to this global scheme. Part of Rhodes' plan was to bring bright, ambitious young men to Oxford University for indoctrination and recruitment into his grand conspiracy. Co-conspirator William Stead said that Rhodes' own words were that after 30 years there would be,
What were the qualities looked for in these specially selected "scholars"? According to Rhodes himself:
Which pluperfectly described the ruthless Cecil Rhodes. And just as aptly fit his most famous Rhodes Scholar and one-world acolyte: Bill Clinton.35*
Other American "Rhodies" who have been boosted to pinnacles of power in the
fields of politics, business, media, and academia include Harlan Cleveland,
George Stephanopolous, Strobe Talbott, Ira Magaziner, Robert Reich, Nicholas
Katzenbach, Lloyd Cutler, Erwin Canham, Dean Rusk, Richard N. Gardner, James
Hester, Representative Carl Albert, Senator J. William Fulbright, Senator
Richard Lugar, Senator Bill Bradley, Senator David L. Boren, Justice Byron
White, Justice David Souter, Hedley Donovan, Howard K. Smith, Walt Rostow,
Stringfellow Barr, General Bernard Rogers, Admiral Stansfield Turner, James
Woolsey, and Joseph Nye.
Rhodes' disciples have thus built a global network of unprecedented power, capable of influencing, manipulating, sabotaging, and controlling political and economic events on a scale previously unimaginable.
Admiral Chester Ward, who was himself a member of the CFR for 16 years, saw that "terrifying picture" up close. Admiral Ward, who resigned in disgust, was not exaggerating when he charged that the CFR agenda is to promote "disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government." 38
The leadership of the group, he wrote,
Admiral Ward's shocking charge is more than substantiated by innumerable writings, speeches and actions of CFR members both in and out of government. Even more astounding than this incredible treachery by American leaders to subvert and destroy our liberty is the extensive record of treason showing that these same one-world advocates have been pursuing their evil purpose in concert with the most brutal and murderous totalitarian dictators in the history of our planet.
That is the subject of our next chapter.