by Robert Lederman
January 25, 2001
"What my cabinet shows is
that I am not afraid to surround myself with strong and
competent people... a good executive is one that
understands how to recruit people and how to delegate
authority and responsibility."
January 02, 2001
As promised GW Bush has recruited competent and experienced
Despite their seeming diversity however they have a common
denominator. The America they reflect is the oil, pharmaceutical,
armament, Wall Street and eugenics interests long associated with
the Bush family.
Seventy years ago a similar configuration of oil, pharmaceutical,
chemical, military supply and eugenics interests were organized by
Wall Street into IG Farben/Standard Oil-Hitler's industrial
To grasp the real significance of what GW Bush's cabinet
has been brought together to accomplish it is essential to
understand the history of IG Farben, its relationship with American
corporations and how together they applied modern technology to the
task of eugenics or scientific racism.
According to former US Justice Dept. Nazi War Crimes prosecutor John
Loftus - who is today the director of the Florida Holocaust Museum -
"The Bush family fortune came from the Third Reich," -Sarasota
the Rockefellers (Standard Oil, Chase Manhattan Bank), Mellons (Gulf Oil, Alcoa Aluminum),
DuPonts (DuPont Chemicals),
General Motors and Henry Ford, banks and shipping companies operated
by the Bush family were crucial players in setting up the industrial
power behind the Third Reich.
These companies poured hundreds of
millions of dollars into IG Farben and provided it with technology
for tactically-essential synthetic materials - "while withholding
the same materials and patents from the US government."
The Rockefeller family, long aligned with the Bushes, owned Standard
Oil. Through a stock transfer they became half owners of Germany's
IG Farben with Farben likewise owning almost half of Standard Oil.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, IG Farben built and
operated more than 40 concentration camps in Nazi-occupied Europe,
At their slave labor/factory/death camps chemicals, weapons, drugs,
synthetic fuels and other materials vital to the Nazi war effort
In addition, eugenicists like Dr. Josef Mengele
used the human subjects in the camps for experiments the data from
which are today the basis for many drugs marketed by the
pharmaceutical industry-not too surprising in light of the fact that
more Americans die from prescription drugs than from any other
At the end of WWII the allies split up IG Farben into companies that
are now the top pharmaceutical concerns on earth among them Bayer,
Hoescht, BASF, the Agfa-Gevaert Group and Cassella AG. Many of Wall
Streets favorite pharmaceutical/chemical companies behind the
proliferation of genetically-altered foods, transgenic animals,
human cloning, dangerous psychiatric drugs, deadly vaccines and
pesticides - such as Aventis - are subsidiaries of these same companies.
War provides the necessary medium in which this witches brew of oil,
eugenics, pharmaceuticals, munitions and Wall Street investing can
reach maximum growth. Likewise, war is also the essential frame of
reference for the newly formed GW Bush administration.
The high-profile minorities who are working as Bush advisors have
been hand-picked, funded and carefully cultivated by right wing
think tanks and conservative foundations with a white supremacist
philosophy in order to provide cover for their anti-poor,
anti-minority eugenics agenda.
For those who scoff at the validity of comparing the Bush
administration to the Nazis and IG Farben please note the following.
I'm not suggesting that GW Bush is a literal Nazi nor am I implying
that everyone who is an oil or pharmaceutical company executive
automatically deserves to be linked to IG Farben.
That the Bush
wealth and prominence in American politics is derived from Prescott
Bush and George Herbert Walker's support of Hitler is a historical
fact. If the connection ended in 1945 with the destruction of Nazi
Germany that might have been the end of it-it didn't end there
Not only has the eugenics agenda continued but many of the top Nazis
who were advancing it during WWII were brought to the US after the
war and installed in academia, the media, government research
institutions and the CIA-by the same American officials who worked
with the Bush family to build up Nazi Germany in the first place.
Their ideas formed the basis for much of the agenda promoted by this
nation's most influential right-wing think tanks-the same think
tanks that are the sponsors of GW Bush and virtually every one of
Why is it significant that many of Bush's staff and cabinet
appointees are former pharmaceutical company executives as was GW's
father, former President George Bush?
These corporations are
voraciously patenting the earth's life forms-its plants, bacteria,
viruses, animals and even human genetic lineages. Reproduction of
plants, animals and humans may eventually be totally controlled by
these corporations, genetically-altered, recombined into chimeric
life forms and exploited for profit.
The Human Genome Project, as it admits on the very first page of its
http //vector.cshl.org/eugenics.html - is derived from the
eugenics movement in the US and Nazi Germany during the first half
of the 20th century.
The Eugenics Records Office at Cold Springs
Harbor NY - where American eugenics started - was built by the Harriman
family - the Bushes' Wall Street business partners in funding Hitler.
This is the new frontier of colonialism in the 21st century-the
total domination and exploitation of the earth and everything on
it - the
New World Order both former President
Bush and Adolf Hitler
so frequently called for.
While my writings focus on the Republican aspect of this agenda
there is no question that many Democrats are participants and that
none of these things could be accomplished without the full
"bipartisan support" we hear about each and every day.
Some of the men and women who do the thinking for GW Bush:
Vice President, Dick Cheney,
arguably the real President-elect, was one of papa Bush's top
advisors. His company, Haliburton, is one of the nation's
largest recipients of government contracts, supplying military
equipment, oil services and infrastructure. Cheney epitomizes
corporate-welfare and like most of Bush's appointees is a
multi-millionaire who will receive huge financial benefits from
the administrations' policies and any wars it manages to get the
Secretary of Labor Linda Chavez
(NOTE: she was forced a couple days ago to withdraw her
nomination) - who is outspokenly anti-union - was a research fellow
at the CIA's Manhattan Institute during 1993 and 1994 and has
received almost $200,000 in grants from the John M. Olin
Foundation, a notorious right-wing fund derived from a family
business in munitions and chemicals with roots in white
supremacy. Despite her Hispanic surname she is an outspoken
advocate for the English First Movement. Chavez is president of
the Center for Equal Opportunity, based in Washington, D.C. an
organization dedicated to eliminating affirmative action. On
their website Chavez quotes Charles Murray, author of The Bell
Curve, a classic of modern racial eugenics which has become the
"bible" for the anti-welfare anti-affirmative action movement.
Secretary of Health and Human
Services, Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson, is known for his
controversial welfare reforms-based in large part on two books
by Charles Murray, Losing Ground and The Bell Curve. Murray was
a consultant for the Wisconsin welfare reform program.
Thompson's protege, Jason Turner, was later brought to NYC where
he has run Mayor Giuliani's characteristically brutal welfare
Turner became notorious for quoting
the motto on the gates over Auschwitz- "Arbeit Macht Frei-work
shall make you free". He is frequently a guest with Charles
Murray in panel discussions at the CIA's Manhattan Institute and
other Bush-connected think tanks. Murray wrote the Bell Curve
while a fellow at the Manhattan Institute where his
pseudo-scientific research on the genetic inferiority of African
Americans was primarily financed by the Pioneer Fund. Since 1937
the Pioneer Fund has promoted eugenics and the ideology of white
Secretary of Energy, Spencer
Abraham, who served as Vice President Dan Quale's chief of
staff, spent years trying to abolish the very agency he will now
head. His legislative positions include being against higher
fuel efficiency standards for cars, being against government
regulations for industry and support for opening up national
parklands to oil drilling. He is a recipient of oil company
contributions totaling more than $221,000 according to the NY
Times. The American Petroleum Institute has said it looks
forward to working with Abraham.
Abraham helped found the
conservative law group the Federalist Society which specializes
in eliminating social programs, affirmative action, welfare and
bilingual education. The society is funded by the John M. Olin
Foundation, the Sarah Scaife Foundation, the Bradley Foundation,
and the Lilly Endowment-America's leading far right think tanks.
Among its most prominent members are Supreme Court Justices
Scalia and Thomas whose questionable election ruling gave Bush
his illegitimate Presidency. Spokespersons for the Federalist
Society include Bell Curve author Charles Murray, Manhattan
Institute fellow Abigail Thernstrom, and Dinesh d'Souza of the
American Enterprise Institute.
Secretary of Education, Rod Paige,
the latest African American Bush appointee, is a conservative
public schools administrator in Texas and decades-long crony of
the Bush family who supports vouchers, tying teacher pay
directly to test scores and school privatization-all of which
will negatively impact African American students by destroying
Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense under President Ford. Rumsfeld
like Powell, Cheney, Rice and numerous other Bush administration
officials is a salesman for the Star Wars Missile Defense
Shield. He served four terms in the US Congress where he voted
against Medicare, anti-poverty programs like Headstart, food
stamps and various healthcare proposals. Rumsfeld, who formerly
headed Searle Pharmaceuticals, is part of the drug company axis
within the Bush administration.
Former President Bush was director
of Eli Lilly, OMB head Mitchell E. Daniels was also senior
executive of Eli Lilly and AG John Ashcroft is known as a
lobbyist for pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Gail R. Wilensky - one
of numerous John M. Olin grant recipients attached to Bush - is
the principal author of GW's Medicare plan. Wilensky serves on
the boards of eight health care companies in which she owns more
than $12 million in stock.
Secretary of State, Colin Powell is
a lifelong operative of the CIA/military-industrial complex.
While working for the Pentagon he earned his present stature by
helping cover up the Mai Lai massacre, the contra/arms-cocaine
deal and Gulf War Syndrome. Powell's reputation as a hero
derives from presiding over a war in which US troops were used
as guinea pigs for drug companies' experimental vaccines so that
they could "safely" fight George Bush's friend Sadamn
Hussein - who had been supplied with chemical and biological
weapons by the Bush administration. Unlike most of GW's
appointees of color, Powell proudly admits he owes his career to
affirmative action yet willingly joins an administration that
considers ending affirmative action a top priority.
Secretary of the Treasury, Paul H.
O'Neill is the chairman of Alcoa Aluminum, one of the world's
worst polluters and a leading corporate supporter of Nazi
Germany and eugenics. O'Neill owns 1.6 million shares of Alcoa,
worth more than $50 million. During WWII Alcoa negotiated a deal
with the Nazis and IG Farben to supply Germany's war machine
rather than the US military with aluminum. "If America loses
this war," said then Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes on
June 26, 1941, "it can thank the Aluminum Corporation of America
Alcoa produces hundreds of millions
of tons of fluoride. This highly toxic waste byproduct of
aluminum has been linked in thousands of medical studies to
cancer and other degenerative diseases. In the 1950's Alcoa
arranged to have it added to our nation's drinking water rather
than disposed of as toxic waste. During WWII in IG Farben's
slave labor camps Nazis scientists discovered that by adding
fluoride to the drinking water they could make prisoners more
submissive to authority. O'Neill is a fellow at the RAND
Corporation and American Enterprise Institute, two more extreme
right-wing think tanks.
Attorney General John Ashcroft
(NOTE: His nomination is strongly opposed - see the Confirmation
Hearings process at
http //dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/US/Bush_Administration/) is a
self-styled moral crusader as strongly anti-abortion as he is
enthusiastic about the death penalty. Last year, Ashcroft
received an honorary degree from Bob Jones University. He is
closely aligned with the Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson and
Southern heritage groups which admire the Confederacy and defend
the institution of slavery as practiced in the South. He is
known among lobbyists as an advocate for drug companies and the
automotive industry and for preventing consumers from suing
The furor over Ashcroft's
anti-abortion views is being played out exactly as planned by
Team Bush. Not only will the Bush administration never make
abortions illegal, if anything the eugenics agenda that
underlies the Bush family history guarantees that abortion,
sterilization and other technologies intended to limit
population-including war, chemical exposure, pesticide use in
urban areas, genetically-altered foods and vaccines-will proceed
at an unprecedented level. The Bush gang are delighted to see
Democrats, women's rights advocates and the left focusing on
Ashcroft while virtually ignoring the other Bush appointees.
Secretary of Commerce Donald L.
Evans is an insider in the Texas "oil mafia" and is GW's closest
friend and confidant. He's also friend, confidant and
contributor to one of America's biggest recipients of government
contacts, Halliburton's Dick Cheney.
Office of Management and Budget
Director Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., was senior executive of the
Eli Lilly drug company and was previously the president of the
arch-conservative Hudson Institute. Daniels, who advocates
strict enforcement of laws against casual drug users, was busted
for drugs in 1970.
Bush and Eugenics links
Past articles by Robert Lederman about West Nile Virus, Bush,
Giuliani, Manhattan Institute and Eugenics can be found at: