Hillary Clinton at Chatham House, London,
home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Britain's parallel government
Today's world is ruled by a myriad of multinational corporations and
financial institutions that belong to a network of private round
table organizations that stretch across the planet.
There exists an
international ruling elite that has been building an
economic-corporate empire for over a century, which oppresses any
dissent to their agenda.
recent study (2014) conducted by Northwestern and Princeton University on
America's political system supports the thesis that political
systems are not directed by the people of the country, but rather by
a network of "economic elites" and "business interests".
The study concluded that
the US political system is an oligarchy, where the,
corporations and business and professional associations" are the
driving forces behind policy decisions within the government.
"The central point that emerges from our research is that
economic elites and organized groups representing business
interests have substantial independent impacts on US government
policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens
have little or no independent influence".
Gilens and Page, 2014, p.3
This study illustrates
the influence that trans-national corporations along with
international financiers can have on a population if they are given
the conditions to flourish.
The Council on Foreign
epitomizes the economic-corporate governance that exists in most
countries of the world today, with democratic political systems
often corrupted by lobbying groups and special interests.
A self titled,
nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher",
...the CFR is a private
organization which holds the real power in American politics.
It has a membership which
is made up from the top echelons of the political, academic, media,
corporate, and banking fields.
Hillary Clinton revealed the
nature of her (along with the US State Department's) relationship
with the CFR when she addressed the council at their newly opened
"I have been often to
the mother ship in New York City, but it's good to have an
outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State
We get a lot of
advice from the Council, so this will mean I won't have as far
to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think
about the future."
A look at the
membership of the council reveals the level of power vested in such
a small amount of hands, with approximately 200 of the most
influential corporate players on the planet members of the council,
Deutsche Bank AG
Shell Oil Company
The CFR is part of a
shadowy network of private organizations that stretches across the
globe to influence policy of most nation states.
Quigley was an insider at the CFR and knew,
"of the operations of
this network because" he "studied it for twenty years and was
permitted for two years, in the early 1960's, to examine its
papers and secret records".
Quigley, 1966, p. 950
He wrote two books about
the activities of the network,
The father of the CFR is the British based Royal Institute of
International Affairs (RIIA) which is headquartered at Chatham
House in St James's Square, London.
Growing out of the
Rhodes Secret Society and the Lord Alfred Milner Group, the RIIA was
formed in 1919 by Lionel Curtis and fellow members of the
"In 1919 they founded
the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) for
which the chief financial supporters were Sir Abe Bailey and the
Astor family (owners of The Times).
Similar Institutes of
International Affairs were established in the chief British
dominions and in the United States (where it was known as the
Council on Foreign Relations) in the period 1919-1927".
Quigley, 1966, p. 132
These organizations are
composed of inner circles and outer circles, with the larger
institutes serving as a front organization for the inner circle who
direct the group.
This has been the case
since RIIA was established as a front organization for the Milner
Group in 1919:
"The Milner Group
controls the Institute. Once that is established, the picture
The influence of
Chatham House appears in its true perspective, not as the
influence of an autonomous body but as merely one of the many
instruments in the arsenal of another power".
Quigley, P.197, 1981
Lord Alfred Milner
and Cecil Rhodes both shared an ethos that British
expansionism would lay the foundation for a world system that was to
come in the future:
"The goals which
Rhodes and Milner sought and the methods by which they hoped to
achieve them were so similar by 1902 that the two are almost
Both sought to unite
the world, and above all the English-speaking world, in a
federal structure around Britain.
Both felt that this
goal could best be achieved by a secret band of men united to
one another by devotion to the common cause and by personal
loyalty to one another.
Both felt that this
band should pursue its goal by secret political and economic
influence behind the scenes and by the control of journalistic,
educational, and propaganda agencies".
Quigley, 1981, P.49
Quigley was honest at
admitting the dangers of a small oligarchic group having such a
concentration of power vested in it:
"No country that
values its safety should allow what the Milner Group
accomplished in Britain - that is, that a small number of men
should be able to wield such power in administration and
politics, should be given almost complete control over the
publication of the documents relating to their actions, should
be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of
information that create public opinion, and should be able to
monopolize so completely the writing and teaching of the history
of their own period".
Quigley, 1981, p. 197
Today, Chatham House is
one of the world's pre-eminent organizations on world affairs, which
conducts its activities under a veil of secrecy.
Very little mainstream
media spotlight is put on the organization which has been at the
centre of British policy for close to a century - perhaps due to the
...are all corporate
members of the RIIA.
...are just a handful of
organizations that also belong to the Institute.
Chatham House is one of the most influential organizations relating
to western imperial policy, with the creation of an
Anglo-American-European world empire the core objective of the
The Director of Chatham
House has recently been announced as the
chair of a new North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) policy group, which will advise
and recommend future NATO policy.
The Director Dr Robin
Niblett revealed the intimate relationship between the RIIA and
NATO since its formation in a speech about the new initiative last
"Chatham House has
been involved in debates around the role of NATO since its
The European branch of
this organization (the European Council on Foreign Relations - ECFR)
has also had a strong affiliation with NATO, as 3 of the former
Secretary Generals are individual members of the council:
A further example of the
network of economic and corporate elites is the annual
Bilderberg conference that took
place in Copenhagen between the 29th May and 1st June, where a
percentage of the world's elite meet to discuss geopolitical, social
and economic affairs.
Founded in 1954 by Prince
Bernard of the Netherlands, the group is a mix of corporate
and banking giants meeting with military heavyweights, media moguls,
politicians and royalty from North America and Europe.
This year's meeting
(2014) was an especially high level affair with,
Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde
General of NATO Andres Fogh Rasmussen
the former head
of the National Security Agency (NSA) Keith Alexander
chairman of Google Inc Eric Schmidt
the Chancellor of
the Exchequer George Osborne
H.M the Queen of
...all amongst this
Back in 2009, the Belgian Minister of State and former chairman of
the Bilderberg Group Étienne Davignon revealed that the group
'helped create the Euro in 1990's', demonstrating the power of the
group in making major decisions regarding Europe's economic affairs.
The President of the
European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi has also attended
conference in 2009 when he was Governor of the Bank of Italy,
two years before taking office at the ECB.
The elite will remain in control as long as people allow themselves
to be Balkanized
by the media and the political
establishment along the lines of race, class and status, whilst the
true enemy to a free world continues to roll on unabated.
Martin Gilens and
Benjamin I. Page. (2014) 'Testing
Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and
Average Citizens', Princeton University and
Tragedy and Hope: A History of the
World in our Time, 1966.
The Anglo-American Establishment,