The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
and The New World Order
By William Blase
For those who may be confused by the
controversies surrounding the "New World Order", a
One-World-Government, and American concern over giving the UN
more power; those unaware of the issues involved; and those
wishing more background, I offer the following.
Originally presented for an Honors Class,
"Dilemmas of War and Peace," at New Mexico State University, the
paper was ridiculed and characterized by Dr. Yosef Lapid, (an
acknowledged and locally quoted "expert" on Terrorism and Middle
Eastern affairs) as "paranoid... possibly a symptom of mental
illness." You may judge for yourself.
Citing source data is the "scientific method,"
but does not seem to apply to "Conspiracy Theories." A thousand
sources may be quoted, yet will not convince the "skeptics," the
"realists." It seems to me the "symptoms of mental illness" are
on their side, if they refuse to look at evidence ("There are
none so blind as those who WILL not see"); or perhaps something
more sinister is at work, such as a knowledge of the truth, that
does not want YOU to know.
To be paranoid means to believe in delusions
of danger and persecution. If the danger is real, and the
evidence credible, then it cannot be delusional. To ignore the
evidence, and hope that it CANNOT be true, is more an evidence
of mental illness.
The issue involves much more than a difference
of philosophy, or political viewpoint. Growing up in the midst
of the "Cold War," our generation were taught that those who
attempted to abolish our national sovereignty and overthrow our
Constitutional government were committing acts of treason.
Please judge for yourself if the group discussed is guilty of
If one group is effectively in control of
national governments and multinational corporations; promotes
world government through control of media, foundation grants,
and education; and controls and guides the issues of the day;
then they control most options available. The Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR), and the financial powers behind it, have done
all these things, and promote the "New World Order", as they
have for over seventy years.
The CFR is the promotional arm of the Ruling
Elite in the United States of America. Most influential
politicians, academics and media personalities are members, and
it uses its influence to infiltrate the New World Order into
American life. Its' "experts" write scholarly pieces to be used
in decision making, the academics expound on the wisdom of a
united world, and the media members disseminate the message.
To understand how the most influential people
in America came to be members of an organization working
purposefully for the overthrow of the Constitution and American
sovereignty, we have to go back at least to the early 1900's,
though the story begins much earlier (depending on your
viewpoint and beliefs).
That a ruling power elite does indeed control
the U.S. government behind the scenes has been attested to by
many americans in a position to know. Felix Frankfurter, Justice
of the Supreme Court (1939-1962), said: "The real rulers in
Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the
scenes." In a letter to an associate dated November 21, 1933,
President Franklin Roosevelt wrote, "The real truth of the
matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the
large centers has owned the government ever since the days of
February 23, 1954, Senator William Jenner
warned in a speech: "Outwardly we have a Constitutional
government. We have operating within our government and
political system, another body representing another form of
government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution
Baron M.A. Rothschild wrote, "Give me control
over a nation's currency and I care not who makes its laws."
All that is needed to effectively control a
government is to have control over the nation's money: a central
bank with a monopoly over the supply of money and credit. This
had been done in Western Europe, with the creation of privately
owned central banks such as the Bank of England.
Georgetown professor Dr. Carroll Quigley (Bill
Clinton's mentor while at Georgetown) wrote about the goals of
the investment bankers who control central banks: "... nothing
less than to create a world system of financial control in
private hands able to dominate the political system of each
country and the economy of the world as a whole... controlled in
a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in
concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private
meetings and conferences."
The Bank of the United States (1816-36), an
early attempt at an American central bank, was abolished by
President Andrew Jackson, who believed that it threatened the
nation. He wrote: "The bold effort the present bank had made to
control the government, the distress it had wantonly
produced...are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the
American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of
this institution or the establishment of another like it."
Thomas Jefferson wrote: "The Central Bank is
an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the
principles and form of our Constitution...if the American people
allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency,
first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and
corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the
people of all their property until their children will wake up
homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Does that not describe the situation in
The U.S. managed to do without a central bank
until early in this century, when, according to Congressman
Charles Lindbergh, Sr., "The Money Trust caused the 1907 panic,
and thereby forced Congress to create a National Monetary
Commission." Headed by Senator Nelson Aldrich, father-in-law of
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the Commission recommended creation of
a central bank.
Though unconstitutional, as only "The Congress
shall have Power...To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof..."
(Article I, Section 8, U.S. Constitution) the Federal Reserve
Act was passed in December 1913; ostensibly to stabilize the
economy and prevent further panics, but as Lindberg warned
Congress: "This act establishes the most gigantic trust on
earth...the invisible government by the money power, proven to
exist by the Money Trust investigation, will be legalized." The
Great Depression and numerous recessions later, it is obvious
the Federal Reserve produces inflation and federal debt whenever
it desires, but not stability.
Congressman Louis McFadden, House Committee on
Banking and Currency Chairman (1920-31), stated: "When the
Federal Reserve Act was passed, the people of these United
States did not perceive that a world banking system was being
set up here. A super-state controlled by international bankers
and industrialists...acting together to enslave the
world...Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its
powers but the truth is--the Fed has usurped the government."
Although called "Federal," the Federal Reserve
system is privately owned by member banks, makes its own
policies, and is not subject to oversight by Congress or the
President. As the overseer and supplier of reserves, the Fed
gave banks access to public funds, which enhanced their lending
Peter Kershaw, in "Economic Solutions" lists
the ten major shareholders of the Federal Reserve Bank System
as: Rothschild: London and Berlin; Lazard Bros: Paris; Israel
Seiff: Italy; Kuhn- Loeb Company: Germany; Warburg: Hamburg and
Amsterdam; Lehman Bros: New York; Goldman and Sachs: New York;
Rockefeller: New York. (That most, if not all of these families
just happen to be Jewish, you may judge the significance of
yourself). The balance of stock is owned by major commercial
According to Devvy Kidd, "Why A Bankrupt
America?" The Federal Reserve pays the Bureau of Engraving &
Printing approximately $23 for each 1,000 notes printed. 10,000
$100 notes (one million dollars) would thus cost the Federal
Reserve $230. They then secure a pledge of collateral equal to
the face value from the U.S. government. The collateral is our
land, labor, and assets... collected by their agents, the IRS.
By authorizing the Fed to regulate and create money (and thus
inflation), Congress gave private banks power to create profits
As Lindberg put it: "The new law will create
inflation whenever the trusts want inflation...they can unload
the stocks on the people at high prices during the excitement
and then bring on a panic and buy them back at low prices...the
day of reckoning is only a few years removed." That day came in
1929, with the Stock Market crash and Great Depression.
One of the most important powers given to the
Fed was the right to buy and sell government securities, and
provide loans to member banks so they might also purchase them.
This provided another built-in mechanism for profit to the
banks, if government debt was increased. All that was needed was
a method to pay off the debt. This was accomplished through the
passage of the income tax in 1913.
A national income tax was declared
unconstitutional in 1895 by the Supreme Court, so a
constitutional amendment was proposed in Congress by none other
than ...Senator Nelson Aldrich. As presented to the American
people it seemed reasonable enough: income tax on only one
percent of income under $20,000, with the assurance that it
would never increase.
Since it was graduated, the tax would "soak
the rich", ...but the rich had other plans, already devising a
method of protecting wealth. As described by Gary Allen in his
1976 book "The Rockefeller File," "By the time the (16th)
Amendment had been approved by the states, the Rockefeller
Foundation was in full operation...about the same time that
Judge Kenesaw Landis was ordering the breakup of the Standard
Oil monopoly...John D...not only avoided taxes by creating four
great tax-exempt foundations; he used them as repositories for
his 'divested' interests...made his assets non-taxable so that
they might be passed down through generations without...estate
and gift taxes...Each year the Rockefellers can dump up to half
their incomes into their pet foundations and deduct the
"donations" from their income tax."
Exchanging ownership for control of wealth,
foundations are also a handy means for promoting interests that
benefit the wealthy. Millions of foundation dollars have been
"donated" to causes such as promoting the use of drugs, while
degrading preventive medicine. Since many drugs are made from
coal tar derivatives, both oil companies and drug manufacturing
concerns (many Rockefeller owned or controlled) are the main
With the means to loan enormous sums to the
government (the Federal Reserve), a method to repay the debt
(income tax), and an escape from taxation for the wealthy,
(foundations), all that remained was an excuse to borrow money.
By some happy "coincidence," in 1914 World War I began, and
after American participation national debt rose from $1 billion
to $25 billion.
Woodrow Wilson was elected President in 1913,
beating incumbent William Howard Taft, who had vowed to veto
legislation establishing a central bank. To divide the
Republican vote and elect the relatively unknown Wilson, J.P.
Morgan and Co. poured money into the candidacy of Teddy
Roosevelt and his Progressive Party.
According to an eyewitness, Wilson was brought
to Democratic Party headquarters in 1912 by Bernard Baruch, a
wealthy banker. He received an "indoctrination course" from
those he met, and in return agreed, if elected: to support the
projected Federal Reserve and the income tax, and "listen" to
advice in case of war in Europe and on the composition of his
Wilson's top advisor during his two terms was
a man named Colonel Edward M. House. House's biographer, Charles
Seymour, called him the "unseen guardian angel" of the Federal
Reserve Act, helping to guide it through Congress. Another
biographer wrote that House believed: "...the Constitution,
product of eighteenth-century minds...was thoroughly outdated;
that the country would be better off if the Constitution could
be scrapped and rewritten..." House wrote a book entitled
"Philip Dru: Administrator," published anonymously in 1912. The
hero, Philip Dru, rules America and introduces radical changes,
such as a graduated income tax, a central bank, and a "league of
World War I produced both a large national
debt, and huge profits for those who had backed Wilson. Baruch
was appointed head of the War Industries Board, where he
exercised dictatorial power over the national economy. He and
the Rockefellers were reported to have earned over $200 million
during the war. Wilson backer Cleveland Dodge sold munitions to
the allies, while J.P. Morgan loaned them hundreds of millions,
with the protection of U.S. entry into the war.
While profit was certainly a motive, the war
was also useful to justify the notion of world government.
William Hoar reveals in "Architects of Conspiracy" that during
the 1950s, government investigators examining the records of the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a long- time
promoter of globalism, found that several years before the
outbreak of World War I, the Carnegie trustees were planning to
involve the U.S. in a general war, to set the stage for world
The main obstacle was that Americans did not
want any involvement in European wars. Some kind of incident,
such as the explosion of the battleship Main, which provoked the
Spanish - American war, would have to be provided as
provocation. This occurred when the Lusitania, carrying 128
Americans on board, was sunk by a German submarine, and
anti-German sentiment was aroused. When war was declared, U.S.
propaganda portrayed all Germans as Huns and fanged serpents,
and all Americans opposing the war as traitors.
What was not revealed at the time, however,
was that the Lusitania was transporting war munitions to
England, making it a legitimate target for the Germans. Even so,
they had taken out large ads in the New York papers, asking that
Americans not take passage on the ship.
The evidence seems to point to a deliberate
plan to have the ship sunk by the Germans. Colin Simpson, author
of "The Lusitania," wrote that Winston Churchill, head of the
British Admiralty during the war, had ordered a report to
predict the political impact if a passenger ship carrying
Americans was sunk. German naval codes had been broken by the
British, who knew approximately where all U-boats near the
British Isles were located.
According to Simpson, Commander Joseph
Kenworthy, of British Naval Intelligence, stated: "The Lusitania
was deliberately sent at considerably reduced speed into an area
where a U-boat was known to be waiting...escorts withdrawn."
Thus, even though Wilson had been reelected in 1916 with the
slogan "He kept us out of war," America soon found itself
fighting a European war. Actually, Colonel House had already
negotiated a secret agreement with England, committing the U.S.
to the conflict. It seems the American public had little say in
With the end of the war and the Versailles
Treaty, which required severe war reparations from Germany, the
way was paved for a leader in Germany such as Hitler. Wilson
brought to the Paris Peace Conference his famous "fourteen
points," with point fourteen being a proposal for a "general
association of nations," which was to be the first step towards
the goal of One World Government-the League of Nations.
Wilson's official biographer, Ray Stannard
Baker, revealed that the League was not Wilson's idea. "...not a
single idea--in the Covenant of the League was original with the
President." Colonel House was the author of the Covenant, and
Wilson had merely rewritten it to conform to his own
The League of Nations was established, but it,
and the plan for world government eventually failed because the
U.S. Senate would not ratify the Versailles Treaty.
Pat Robertson, in "The New World Order,"
states that Colonel House, along with other internationalists,
realized that America would not join any scheme for world
government without a change in public opinion.
After a series of meetings, it was decided
that an "Institute of International Affairs", with two branches,
in the United States and England, would be formed.
The British branch became known as the Royal
Institute of International Affairs, with leadership provided by
members of the Round Table. Begun in the late 1800's by Cecil
Rhodes, the Round Table aimed to federate the English speaking
peoples of the world, and bring it under their rule.
The Council on Foreign Relations was
incorporated as the American branch in New York on July 29,
1921. Founding members included Colonel House, and "...such
potentates of international banking as J.P. Morgan, John D.
Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, Otto Kahn, and Jacob Schiff...the
same clique which had engineered the establishment of the
Federal Reserve System," according to Gary Allen in the October
1972 issue of "AMERICAN OPINION."
The founding president of the CFR was John W.
Davis, J.P. Morgan's personal attorney, while the vice-president
was Paul Cravath, also representing the Morgan interests.
Professor Carroll Quigley characterized the CFR as "...a front
group for J.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very
small American Round Table Group." Over time Morgan influence
was lost to the Rockefellers, who found that one world
government fit their philosophy of business well. As John D.
Rockefeller, Sr. had said: "Competition is a sin," and global
monopoly fit their needs as they grew internationally.
Antony Sutton, a research fellow for the
Hoover Institution for War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford
University, wrote of this philosophy: "While monopoly control of
industries was once the objective of J.P. Morgan and J.D.
Rockefeller, by the late nineteenth century the inner sanctums
of Wall Street understood the most efficient way to gain an
unchallenged monopoly was to 'go political' and make society go
to work for the monopolists-- under the name of the public good
and the public interest."
Frederick C. Howe revealed the strategy of
using government in a 1906 book, "Confessions of a Monopolist":
"These are the rules of big business...Get a monopoly; let
society work for you; and remember that the best of all business
As corporations went international, national
monopolies could no longer protect their interests. What was
needed was a one world system of government controlled from
behind the scenes. This had been the plan since the time of
Colonel House, and to implement it, it was necessary to weaken
the U.S. politically and economically.
During the 1920's, America enjoyed a decade of
prosperity, fueled by the easy availability of credit. Between
1923 and 1929 the Federal Reserve expanded the money supply by
sixty-two percent. When the stock market crashed, many small
investors were ruined, but not "insiders." In March of 1929 Paul
Warburg issued a tip the Crash was coming, and the largest
investors got out of the market, according to Allen and Abraham
in "None Dare Call it Conspiracy."
With their fortunes intact, they were able to
buy companies for a fraction of their worth. Shares that had
sold for a dollar might now cost a nickel, and the buying power,
and wealth, of the rich increased enormously.
Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking
Committee declared: "It was not accidental. It was a carefully
contrived occurrence...The international bankers sought to bring
about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as
rulers of us all."
Curtis Dall, son-in-law of FDR and a syndicate
manager for Lehman Brothers, an investment firm, was on the N.Y.
Stock Exchange floor the day of the crash. In "FDR: My Exploited
Father-In-Law," he states: "...it was the calculated 'shearing'
of the public by the World-Money powers triggered by the planned
sudden shortage of call money in the New York Market."
The Crash paved the way for the man Wall
Street had groomed for the presidency, FDR. Portrayed as a "man
of the little people", the reality was that Roosevelt's family
had been involved in New York banking since the eighteenth
Frederic Delano, FDR's uncle, served on the
original Federal Reserve Board. FDR attended Groton and Harvard,
and in the 1920's worked on Wall Street, sitting on the board of
directors of eleven different corporations.
Dall wrote of his father-in-law: "...Most of
his thoughts, his political 'ammunition,'...were carefully
manufactured for him in advance by the CFR-One World Money
group. Brilliantly... he exploded that prepared 'ammunition' in
the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people--and
thus paid off and retained his internationalist political
Taking America off the gold standard in 1934,
FDR opened the way to unrestrained money supply expansion,
decades of inflation--and credit revenues for banks. Raising
gold prices from $20 an ounce to $35, FDR and Treasury Secretary
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (son of a founding CFR member), gave
international bankers huge profits.
FDR's most remembered program, the New Deal,
could only be financed through heavy borrowing. In effect, those
who had caused the Depression loaned America the money to
recover from it. Then, through the National Recovery
Administration, proposed by Bernard Baruch in 1930, they were
put in charge of regulating the economy. FDR appointed Baruch
disciple Hugh Johnson to run the NRA, assisted by CFR member
Gerard Swope. With broad powers to regulate wages, prices, and
working conditions, it was, as Herbert Hoover wrote in his
memoirs: "...pure fascism;...merely a remaking of Mussolini's
'corporate state'..." The Supreme Court eventually ruled the NRA
During the FDR years, the Council on Foreign
Relations captured the political life of the U.S. Besides
Treasury Secretary Morgenthau, other CFR members included
Secretary of State Edward Stettinus, War Secretary Henry Stimson,
and Assistant Secretary of State Sumner Welles.
Since 1934 almost every United States
Secretary of State has been a CFR member; and ALL Secretaries of
War or Defense, from Henry L. Stimson through Richard Cheney.
The CIA has been under CFR control almost
continuously since its creation, starting with Allen Dulles,
founding member of the CFR and brother of Secretary of State
under President Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles. Allen Dulles had
been at the Paris Peace Conference, joined the CFR in 1926, and
later became its president.
John Foster Dulles had been one of Woodrow
Wilson's young proteges at the Paris Peace Conference. A
founding member of the CFR...he was an in-law of the
Rockefellers, Chairman of the Board of the Rockefeller
Foundation, and Board Chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for
In 1940 FDR defeated internationalist Wendell
Willkie, who wrote a book entitled "One World," and later became
a CFR member. Congressman Usher Burdick protested at the time on
the floor of the House that Willkie was being financed by J.P.
Morgan and the New York utility bankers. Polls showed few
Republicans favored him, yet the media portrayed him as THE
Since that time nearly ALL presidential
candidates have been CFR members. President Truman, who was not
a member, was advised by a group of "wise men," all six of whom
were CFR members, according to Gary Allen. In 1952 and 1956, CFR
Adlai Stevenson challenged CFR Eisenhower.
In 1960, CFR Kennedy (who was probably killed
because he had the courage NOT to go along with all their plans)
CFR Nixon. In 1964 the GOP stunned the Establishment by
nominating its candidate over Nelson Rockefeller.
Rockefeller and the CFR wing proceeded to
picture Barry Goldwater as a dangerous radical. In 1968 CFR
Nixon ran against CFR Humphrey. The 1972 "contest" featured CFR
Nixon vs. CFR McGovern.
CFR candidates for president include George
McGovern, Walter Mondale, Edmund Muskie, John Anderson, and
Lloyd Bentsen. In 1976 we had Jimmy Carter, who is a member of
the Trilateral Commission, created by David Rockefeller and CFR
member Zbigniew Brzezinski with the goal of economic linkage
between Japan, Europe, and the United States, and: "...managing
the world economy...a smooth and peaceful evolution of the
global system." We have also had (though his name strangely
disappears from the membership list in 1979) CFR director
(1977-79) George Bush, and last but not least, CFR member Bill
They have all promoted the "New World Order,"
controlled by the United Nations. The problem is that "...the
present United Nations organization is actually the creation of
the CFR and is housed on land in Manhattan donated to it by the
family of current CFR chairman David Rockefeller," as Pat
Robertson describes it.
The original concept for the UN was the
outcome of the Informal Agenda Group, formed in 1943 by
Secretary of State Cordell Hull. All except Hull were CFR
members, and Isaiah Bowman, a founding member of the CFR,
originated the idea.
The American delegation to the San Francisco
meeting that drafted the charter of the United Nations in 1949
included CFR members Nelson Rockefeller, John Foster Dulles,
John McCloy, and CFR members who were communist agents--Harry
Dexter White, Owen Lattimore, and the Secretary-General of the
conference, Alger Hiss. In all, the Council sent forty-seven of
its members in the United States delegation, effectively
controlling the outcome.
Since that time the CFR and its friends in the
mass media (largely controlled by CFR members such as Katherine
Graham of the "Washington Post" and Henry Luce of" Time, Life"),
foundations, and political groups have lobbied consistently to
grant the United Nations more authority and power. Bush and the
Gulf War were but one of the latest calls for a "New World
Admiral Chester Ward, a member of the CFR for
over a decade, became one of its harshest critics, revealing its
inner workings in a 1975 book, "Kissinger ON THE COUCH." In it
he states "The most powerful cliques in these elitist groups
have one objective in common: they want to bring about the
surrender of the sovereignty and national independence of the
Most members are one-world-government
ideologists whose long- term goals were officially summed up in
September 1961 State Department Document 7277, adopted by the
Nixon Administration: "...elimination of all armed forces and
armaments except those needed to maintain internal order within
states and to furnish the United Nations with peace forces...by
the time it (UN global government) would be so strong no nation
could challenge it."
Within the CFR there exists a "much smaller
group but more powerful...made up of Wall Street international
bankers and their key agents. Primarily, they want the world
banking monopoly from whatever power ends up in control of the
global government ...This CFR faction is headed by the
Rockefeller brothers," according to Ward.
What must be remembered is that this is not
some lunatic- fringe group...these are members of one of the
most powerful private organizations in the world: the people who
determine and control American economic, social, political, and
military policy. Members' influence and control extends to
"leaders in academia, public service, business, and the media,"
according to the CFR 1993 "Annual Report."
Their founding they describe as: "American
Participants in the Paris Peace Conference decided that it was
time for more private Americans to become familiar with the
increasing responsibilities and obligations of the United
States...there was a need for an organization able to provide
for the continuous study of U.S. foreign police for the BENEFIT
OF ITS MEMBERS (emphasis mine) and a wider audience of
They sponsor hundreds of programs, where
members "exchange views with American and foreign officials and
policy experts... discuss foreign policy issues...consider
international issues of concern to the business community"
(Corporate business), and "...affiliated groups of community
leaders throughout the United states...meet with decision
The CFR states that it is "host to many views,
advocate of none," and it "has no affiliation with the U.S.
government." No, no affiliation at all, if you don't count: "A
Council member was elected president of the United
States...Dozens of other Council colleagues were called to serve
in cabinet and sub-cabinet positions," as they describe it in
"Foreign Affairs," along with many members of Congress, the
Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs, the Federal Reserve, and many
other Federal bureaucrats.
They are not AFFILIATED with government, they
ARE the government, in effect.
One re-occurring view was stated in the 50th
anniversary issue of "Foreign
Affairs," the official publication of the CFR. In an article
by Kingman Brewster, Jr. entitled "Reflections on Our National
Purpose." Our purpose should be, according to him, to do away
with our nationality, to "take some risks in order to invite
others to pool their sovereignty with ours..."
These "risks" include disarming to the point
where we would be helpless against the "peace-keeping" forces of
a global UN government. We should happily surrender our
sovereignty to the world government in the interests of the
Today we have the spectacle of Spc. 4 Michael
New, a U.S. soldier in Germany who refuses to wear the uniform
of the UN, facing an "administrative discharge." He states
rightly that he swore an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution,
not the United Nations. Many other Americans have taken that
same oath, such as myself, and believe it is our sworn duty
still to defend the Constitution, since an oath sworn before God
must be fulfilled. (Why else do we swear to tell the truth in
our courts, or when taking public office?) Is it a crime these
days to actually BELIEVE in God and the oath that was taken?
Meanwhile, others who attempt to destroy the
Constitution and our sovereignty are given honors and
position...At least they are not hypocrites...only supremely
"In short, the 'house of world order' will
have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top
down...An end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece
by piece, will accomplish much more than the old fashioned
assault..." in the opinion of Richard N. Gardner, former deputy
assistant Secretary of State in "Foreign Affairs," April 1974.
James Warburg, son of CFR founder Paul
Warburg, and a member of FDR's "brain trust," testified before
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17, 1950, "We
shall have world government whether or not you like it--by
conquest or consent."
Is this an AMERICAN speaking, or a dangerous
lunatic? Who is this "We" who threatens to CONQUER us?
They are a group that actually has the power
to do it, and is doing it every day, bit by bit.
CFR Members in the mass media, education, and
entertainment push their propaganda of "humanism" and world
brotherhood. We should all live in peace under a world
government, and forget about such selfish things as
nationalities and patriotism. We can solve our own problems. We
don't need God, or morals, or values: it's all relative, anyway,
right?...Because if we actually had some moral character and
values, we might be able to discern that these people are
The Bible says that the LOVE of money is the
root of all evil (1 Tim. 6:10). These people are evil because
they love money and power, and greed drives them to do anything
to achieve their goals. They have lost all morality and
conscience, and believe such concepts, as well as our
THAT is insanity--to have more wealth than can
be spent, and still it is never enough. They have to control
governments, start wars, conspire to rule the world; least the
"common people" wake up to how they have gained their wealth,
take it away from them, and demand that they pay the price for
That is why they constantly pit us one against
the other, with "Diversity," Affirmative Action, and other
programs,...black against white, men against women, rural
against urban, ranchers against environmentalists, and on and
on...least we look in their direction.
We The People are held to a much higher
standard. If we threaten the President or a public official, we
are charged with a crime...yet the One-World-Gang can threaten
the Constitution and the liberties of We The People, the
sovereign rulers of this nation, and nothing is said or done.
Perhaps they do not fear what Man can do to
them... they believe they have arranged everything, and their
power and wealth will prevail in this world. However, those
among them who have sworn an oath before God to uphold and
defend the Constitution: the President, members of Congress, and
the military; may find one day that they do indeed have
something to fear.
Colonel House, the fallen angel, still has
relatives controlling the CFR. Karen Elliot House is Chairman of
the Membership Committee, and a member of the Nominating
Committee, along with Jeane Kirkpatrick. David Rockefeller is
now "Honorary Chairman of the Board", after serving as Chairman
1970-1985; and "Director Emeritus," after serving as a Director
1949-1985. Peter G. Peterson is Chairman, Admiral B. R. Inman is
Vice Chairman, while Thomas Foley and Jeane Kirkpatrick are
Directors serving on the Executive Committee.
These "private citizens" have access to
government officials and policy makers as often as they wish,
yet the results of their meetings can only be given to other
government officials, corporate officers, or law partners.
Participants are forbidden to transmit an attributed statement
to any public medium, such as newspapers or TV, where there is
"risk that it will promptly be widely circulated or published,"
as the "Annual Report" puts it.
Should not OUR public officials be forbidden
to meet in secret with private groups? Public officials should
only be allowed to discuss public business and policy in a
public forum. The Public...remember US?
There is much more to say about this group and
their plans for America. Gary Allen, in "The Rockefeller File,"
states that they are behind the many regional government plans,
which would abolish city, county, and state lines, leaving us at
the mercy of federal bureaucrats; and behind the push for "land
use" controls. They want "federal control of everything. Since
they intend to control the federal government..."
There are also the many allegations of
involvement in gun running, drug smuggling, prostitution and sex
slaves; and the many mysterious assassinations and "suicides" of
witnesses and others who get too close to the truth...but that
is another story.
Bo Adelmann, 1986. "The Federal Reserve
System." The New American, October 17.
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The Council on Foreign
Congressman James E. Jeffries wrote, "If the
Establishment is elusive in its identity, it certainly has a
perceptible face in the Council on Foreign Relations..." Like
its counterpart The Trilateral Commission, the CFR is composed
of Wall Street investors, international bankers, foundation
executives, members of Think Tanks and Tax-exempt Foundations,
ambassadors, past and present presidents, secretaries of state,
lobbyist lawyers, media owners, university presidents and
professors, federal and supreme court judges, and members of
military leaders from NATO and the pentagon.
It was formally established in New York, on
July 29, 1921, as a counterpart to a British group called, The
Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA). "The CFR and
RIIA were originally intended to be affiliates, but became
independent bodies, although they have always maintained close
informal ties," wrote James Perloff, in his well-documented
book, The Shadows of Power.
meetings are not open to the public and membership is by
invitation only. Like the Trilateral Commission, its membership
list is publicly available. The CFR puts out a publication known
as Foreign Affairs which has been
called "the most influential periodical in print," by
Time Magazine. They are located at
the Harold Pratt House, 58 East 68th Street in New York City,
New York 10021. Pictured at left is the CFR headquarters at the
Harold Pratt House.(*)
It was originally dominated by J.P. Morgan
interests, and began to gain momentum around 1927 with funding
from the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations. The founding
president was John W. Davis, millionaire and personal attorney
of J. P. Morgan. Some other early/founding CFR members included,
Henry Davison, Thomas Thacher, Harold Swift, W. Averill
Harriman, John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, Thomas Lamont, Paul
Cravath, Federal Reserve architect Paul Warburg, Mortimer Schiff
(Jacob's son), Morgan partner Russell Leffingwell, and other
Jim Marrs wrote in his book
Rule by Secrecy that, "Funding for
the CFR came from bankers and financiers such as Morgan, John D.
Rockefeller, Bernard Baruch, Jacob Schiff, Otto Kahn, and Paul
Warburg. Today, funding for the CFR comes from major
corporations such as Xerox, General Motors, Bristol-Meyers
Squibb, Texaco, and others as well as the German Marshall Fund,
McKnight Foundation, Dillion Fund, Ford Foundation, Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Starr Foundation,
and the Pew Charitable Trusts." The CFR created junior chapters
in most major cities called, Committees on
Foreign Relations. These junior chapters hold periodic
Many researchers on this subject agree that
there is an inner and outer core of the CFR and its interlocking
Think Tanks. Members of the outer ring are just window dressing
or camouflage, and are not aware of the motivating factors of
the inner-core. The inner-core appears to be members of the
steering and advisory committees.
Similar to the TC objectives, those of the CFR
seem humanitarian on the surface. Describing this fa�ade in his
book, Who's Who of the Elite,
Robert Gaylon Ross explained, "Let's start with the smoke and
mirrors furnished by the CFR in several of their Annual
Reports." Quoting a CFR Annual Report from 1993-4, he said, "The
Council on Foreign Relations is a non-profit, and non-partisan
membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding
of U.S. foreign policy, and international affairs through the
exchange of ideas." However, he states, "if you are doing
something illegal, immoral, unethical, unpopular, and/or
unconstitutional, you will do whatever is necessary to see that
it is kept secret."
Professor Sutton describes the CFR as
"superficially an innocent forum for academics, businessmen, and
politicians, [which] contains within its shell, perhaps unknown
to many of its members, a power center that unilaterally
determines U.S. foreign policy." He states that their true
"subversive" objective is "the acquisition of markets and
economic power ... for a small group of giant multinationals
under the virtual control of a few banking investment houses and
Former FBI Agent Dan Smoot observed the same
veil of deception. In his book, The
Invisible Government, he wrote, "The leadership of the
invisible government doubtless rests in the hands of a sinister
... few." Regarding the majority of members he stated, "Many, if
not most, of these are status-seekers." But warned, "The
ultimate aim" of the CFR, "however, well-intentioned its
prominent and powerful members may be" is "to create a one-world
socialist system." When you see the word
socialism think tyrannical
dictatorship, dominated by the big corporations and
"A number of individuals are apparently
invited into the CFR simply because they have a distinguished
name or other enhancing qualities," stated Perloff. He
continued, "[they] join without endorsing or even knowing the
Council's habitual viewpoint." "However," he said, "The
membership's great majority ... have been chronically
pro-socialist and pro-globalist." Professor Sutton recognized,
"most members of the CFR have no knowledge of this diabolical
plan. But there is an inner core within the CFR that ...
Regarding the media blackout, Allen observed,
"During its first fifty years of existence, the CFR was almost
never mentioned by any of the moguls of the mass media." "And,"
he added, "When you realize that the membership of the CFR
includes top executives from the New York
Times, The Washington Post, the Los
Angeles Times, the Knight Newspaper
chain, NBC, CBS, Time, Life, Fortune,
Business Week, US News and World Report, and many others,
you can be sure that such anonymity is not accidental."
Referring to the whitewashed Reece Committee
investigations which feebly investigated the Tax-exempt
Foundations interlocked with the CFR, Smoot wrote, "The power of
the Council is somewhat indicated by the fact that no committee
of Congress has yet been powerful enough to investigate it or
the foundations with which it has interlocking connections and
from which it receives its support." He declared, "In 1939, the
Council began taking over the U.S. State Department."
Chester Ward, former Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy,
remained in the CFR for about 20 years and co-authored a book
entitled, Kissinger on the Couch,
where he wrote, "Once the ruling members of the CFR have decided
that the U.S. Government should adopt a particular policy, the
very substantial research facilities of the CFR are put to work
to develop arguments, intellectual and emotional, to support the
new policy, and to confound and discredit, intellectually and
politically, any opposition." To the left we see Admiral Chester
Ward (right) swearing in William Frankey as the Assistant
Secretary of the Navy.
The Admiral also warned that the goal of the
CFR is the "submergence of US sovereignty and national
independence into an all-powerful one-world government." In the
August 1978 issue of W Magazine,
former CFR President Winston Lord is quoted as saying, "The
Trilateral Commission doesn't secretly run the world. The
Council on Foreign Relations does that."
Rene Wormser who served on the Reece Committee
investigating the multi-billion-dollar Tax-exempt Foundations
and their interlocks, wrote in his book,
Foundations, that "The Council on Foreign Relations" is
"virtually an agency of the government," and that it is
"financed both by the Rockefeller and Carnegie foundations, [and
furthermore it] overwhelmingly propagandizes the globalist
concept." Author Allen agreed when he wrote, "The C.F.R. is
totally interlocked with the major foundations and [other]
so-called 'Think Tanks.'"
Regarding the interlocking Think Tanks, Dan
Smoot explained, "All of the organizations have federal
tax-exemption as 'educational' groups; and they are all
financed, in part, by tax-exempt foundations, the principal ones
being Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie. Most of them also have
close working relations with official agencies of the United
States Government." Referring to the CFR's infiltration into the
White House, Senator Goldwater wrote that the CFR has "staffed
almost every key position of every administration since that of
The senate was apparently concerned about the
influence and infiltration of the CFR into the White House.
Quoting a Congressional Record,
dated December 15, 1987, vol. 133, Perloff wrote, "Senator Jesse
Helms, after noting the CFR's place within the Establishment,
put it this way before the Senate in December 1987: The
viewpoint of the Establishment today is called globalism. ...
Mr. President, in the globalist point of view, nation-states and
national boundaries do not count for anything. Political
philosophies and political principles seem to become simply
relative. Indeed, even constitutions are irrelevant to the
exercise of power..."
In an article called,
School for Statesmen, which appeared in the July 1958
issue of Harpers, CFR member
Columnist Joseph Kraft, proclaimed, "It [the CFR] has been the
seat of some basic government decisions, has set the context for
many more, and has repeatedly served as a recruiting ground for
ranking officials." Allen commented, "The policies promoted by
the C.F.R. in the fields of defense and international relations
become, with regularity which defies the laws of chance, the
official policies of the United States Government."
"Today the C.F.R remains active in working
toward its final goal of a government over all of the world--a
government which the Insiders and their allies will control,"
declared Allen. "The goal of the C.F.R. is simply to abolish the
United States with its constitutional guarantees of liberty. And
they don't even try to hide it." Study No. 7, published by the
CFR on November 25, 1959, advocates "building a new
international order [which] must be responsive to world
aspirations for peace, [and] for social and economic change."
This new order will include, "states labeling themselves as
Allen refers to the CFR as the "invisible
government," and says it is "unquestionably" the "most
influential group in America." Former Agent Smoot concurs,
writing, "I am convinced that the Council on Foreign Relations,
together with a great number of other associated tax-exempt
organizations, constitutes the invisible government which sets
the major policies of the federal government."
Continuing, he said, the CFR, "exercises
controlling influence of government officials who implement the
policies; and, through massive and skillful propaganda,
influences Congress and the public to support the policies." He
stated further that, "the objective of this invisible government
is to convert America into a socialist state and then make it a
unit in a one-world socialist system."
This 1968 photograph on the right shows President Johnson
consulting with advisors regarding Vietnam peace talks. Except
Johnson, all were members of the CFR. Left to right: Andrew
Goodpaster, Averell Harriman, Cyrus Vance, Maxwell Taylor, Walt
Rostow, Richard Helms, William Bundy, Nicholas Katzenbach, Dean
Rusk, President Johnson. Helms was not a CFR member at that
time, but joined later.
"We shall have world government
whether or not you like it--by conquest or consent."
-CFR member James Warburg, testifying at Senate Foreign
Relations Committee on February 17, 1950
Regarding the CFR's plan for a single world
government, Perloff said, "The CFR advocates the creation of a
world government." And, "Anyone who cares to examine back issues
of Foreign Affairs will have no
difficulty finding hundreds of articles that pushed ... this
concept of globalism."
"For decades," said Perloff, "the CFR pushed
this ascending approach to world government, with
Foreign Affairs carrying such
titles as Toward European Integration:
Beginnings in Agriculture, Toward Unity in Africa, Toward a
Caribbean Federation, and so on." He quotes a 1974
article which stated, "The house of world order will have to be
built from the bottom up rather than from the top down ... an
end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece,
will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal
Very few people are aware of the existence of
the CFR or its purpose. This appears to be the case with their
interlocking Think Tanks such as the Bilderbergers and the
Trilateral Commission. Perloff said, "Today, probably not one
American in five hundred can identify the CFR, despite the fact
that it is arguably the most powerful political entity in the
United States." And Allen's estimate is higher; he comments, "It
is doubtful that one American in a thousand so much as
recognizes the Council's name, or that one in ten thousand can
relate anything at all about its structure or purpose."
The CFR is a supra-governmental organization
that overshadows congress. It is financed by the Tax-exempt
Foundations, and portrays itself as a humanitarian group. But
its objectives are to erode national sovereignty and merge
America into a worldwide government under the control of its
members, which include people of tremendous wealth. Basically,
their goal is global fascism. The
CFR is responsible for setting major policy, which is activated
without public knowledge or consent. It is beyond congressional
* All photos taken from Shadows of Power, by James Perloff.
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