The brief descriptions of the major Elite organizations, the Bilderbergs (BB), Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Trilateral Commission (TC), were intended to be brief.
The fundamental differences between these three Elite secret organizations are:
The BB members are largely from Western Europe, Turkey, Greece, the Scandinavian countries, the US, and Canada.
The CFR members were originally from the New York City area, but later expanded to include Washington, DC, and then the rest of the US.
The TC members come from all the same above areas, but in this case the Japanese were included because of their dominance of the banking industry. (The largest banks in the world are in Japan.)
The BB’s are the most secretive of the three. When they meet, they clear out all the guests, and employees in the buildings in which they are to meet, they completely debug all the rooms, bring in their own cooks, waiters, housekeepers, heavily armed security guards, etc., and do not allow “outsiders” anywhere near the meeting place just before, during, and immediately after they meet.
In Recent meetings, the security forces were told to “shoot to kill”, if anyone tried to get near, or to break into their meetings. They claim that there are no written records taken of their discussions, but “The American Free Press” (formerly “The Spotlight”) has occasionally acquired very detailed documents that prove otherwise.
The attendees are required to maintain complete and absolute secrecy regarding and after these deliberations. Liberty Lobby’s crack investigative reporters on “The American Free Press” have positioned a mole within the BB that somehow acquires a copy of the invitation list, and often a copy of the agenda, but have never penetrated the actual meetings (to date).
Each time that they have met on US soil, the meetings were held on Rockefeller owned property.
The object of the formation of these organizations is to enlist key political and economic leaders around the world, in order to gain their assistance in dominating the entire world.
John J. McCloy (former Chairman of the CFR, and Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank) used his position as coordinator of information for the US government to build the framework of what was to become the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), created in 1941-1942 era, headed by Bill Donovan. During 1947, the OSS was rolled into a new group called the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by the 1947 National Security Act, which made the activities of the CIA immune from all civil, and criminal laws. In 1950 General Walter Bedel Smith became Director of the CIA. The CIA helped organize, and sponsored the formation, and operation of the Bilderberg Conferences. There is little doubt that the CIA sponsored the formation of the Bilderbergs, and continue to do so, to this day.
Kai Bird’s excellent account in “The Chairman, John J. McCoy, The Making of the American Establishment”, states:
“In late 1952, Retinger went to America to try the idea out on his American contacts. Among others, he saw such old friends as Averell Harriman, David Rockefeller, and Bedel Smith, then director of the CIA. After Retinger explained his proposal, Smith said, ‘Why the hell didn’t you come to me in the first place?’
He quickly referred Retinger to C. D. Jackson, who was about to become Eisenhower’s special assistant for psychological warfare. It took a while for Jackson to organize the American wing of the group, but finally, in May 1954, the first conference was held in the Hotel de Bilderberg, a secluded hotel in Holland, near the German border.
Prince Bernhard, and Retinger drew up the list of invitees from the European countries, while Jackson controlled the American list.”
Prince Bernhard, of the Netherlands, became the first Chairman, and served in this post until scandal forced him to resign in 1974. Dr. Retinger became the first Secretary, and remained so until his death.
Liberty Lobby, Inc., 300 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003, publishes a weekly newspaper titled “The American Free Press”. At my request, they sent me a reprint of a summary of Bilderberg information, titled Spotlight on the Bilderbergers, Irresponsible Power, published mid-June, 1975.
Page 6 of this document states:
“The Congressional Record – US Senate, April 11, 1964, states:
(Speaking) – Mr. (Jacob) Javits – Mr. President, the 13th in a series of Bilderberg meetings on international affairs, in which I participated, was held in Williamsburg, VA, on March 20, 21, and 22.
I ask unanimous consent to have printed in the Record a background paper entitled ‘The Bilderberg Meetings.’
The Bilderberg Meetings
The idea of the Bilderberg meetings originated in the early fifties.
Changes had taken place on the international politician and economic scene after World War II. The countries of the Western World felt the need for closer collaboration to protect their moral and ethical values, their democratic institutions, and their independence against the growing Communist threat. The Marshall plan and NATO were examples of collective efforts of Western countries to join hands in economic and military matters after World War II.
In the early 1950’s, a number of people on both sides of the Atlantic sought a means of bringing together leading citizens, not necessarily connected with government, for informal discussions of problems facing the Atlantic community. Such meetings, they felt, would create a better understanding of the forces, and trends affecting Western nations, in particular. They believed that direct exchanges could help to clear up differences, and misunderstandings that might weaken the West.
One of the men who saw the need for such discussions was the late (Dr.) Joseph H. (Heironymus) Retinger (as a matter of interest, the name Heironymus is literally translated to be “MEMBER OF THE OCCULT”).
In 1952, he approached His Royal Highness, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, with the suggestion of informal and unofficial meetings to discuss the problems facing the Atlantic community.
Others in Europe wholeheartedly supported the idea, and proposals were submitted to American friends to join in the undertaking. A number of Americans, including C.D. Jackson, the late General Walter Bedel Smith, and the late John Coleman, agreed to cooperate.
The first meeting that brought Americans and Europeans together took place under the chairmanship of Prince Bernhard at the Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeek, Holland, from May 29 to May 31, 1954.
Ever since, the meetings have been called Bilderberg meetings.
No Strict Rules of Procedure
From the outset, it was the intentions of the Bilderberg founders, and participants that no strict rules of procedure govern the meetings. Every effort was made to create a relaxed, informal atmosphere conducive to free, and frank discussions. Bilderberg is in no sense a policy-making body. No conclusions are reached. There is no voting, and no resolutions are passed. The meetings are off-the-record. Only the participants themselves may attend the meetings.
It was obvious from the first that the success of the meetings would depend primarily on the level of the participants. Leading figures from many fields – industry, labor, education, government, etc., are invited, who, through their special knowledge or experience, can help to further Bilderberg objectives. Representatives of governments attend in a personal, and not an official capacity. An attempt is made to include participants representing many political parties, and points of view. American participation has included Members of Congress of both parties.
Over the years, Bilderberg participants have come from the NATO countries, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, and Finland, and have included prominent individuals such as:
Christian A. Herter
the late Hugh Gaitskell
the late Michael Ross
C. L. Sulzberger
T. M. Terkelsen
Individuals with international responsibilities have also participated, among them being
Gen. Alfred Gruenther
Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer
the late Per Jacobsson
Bilderberg meetings are held at irregular intervals, but have taken place once or twice a year since 1954. All the early conferences were held in Europe, but a meeting is now held on this side of the Atlantic every few years to provide a convenient opportunity for American, and Canadian participants to attend.”
The Spotlight reports that the Bilderberg meetings are highly secret, and are held at random times each year, and rarely at the same location, for security reasons. The responsibility for security for these meetings is in the hands of the government of the country in which the meetings are held.
They must supply military security, secret service, national and local police, and private security personnel to protect the privacy and safety of these very powerful international Elite members who are not required to conform to regulations that private citizens are subject-to, such as customs searches, visa requirements, or public notice of their meetings. When they meet, no “outsiders” are allowed in or near the building. They bring their own cooks, waiters, telephone operators, housekeepers, and bodyguards.
The Bilderberg membership is made up of Kings, Queens, Princes, Chancellors, Prime Ministers, Presidents, Ambassadors, Secretaries of State, Wall Street investors, international bankers, news media executives, and wealthy industrialist. Their meetings are by “invitation only”, and no “outsiders” in the news media are allowed, except by special invitation.
However, the news media are always present at these meetings such as:
Peter Jennings (BB, Anchor & Senior Editor of ABC News, World News Tonight)
Joseph C. Harsch (BB, CFR, former Commentator for NBC, Inc.)
Bill D. Moyers (BB, Executive Director of Public Affairs TV, Inc., former Director of the CFR)
William F. Buckley, Jr. (BB, CFR, Editor-in-Chief of National Review, and host of PBS’s Firing Line)
Gerald Piel (BB, CFR, former Chairman of Scientific America, Inc.)
Henry Anatole Grunwald (BB, CFR, former Editor-in-Chief of Time, Inc.)
Mortimer B. Zuckerman (BB, CFR, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the US News, and World Report, New York Daily News, and Atlantic Monthly)
Robert L. Bartley (BB, CFR, TC, Vice President of the Wall Street Journal)
Peter Robert Kann (BB, CFR, Chairman & CEO of Dow Jones & Company, and husband of Karen E. House, CFR)
William Kristol (BB, Editor & Publisher of the new The Weekly Standard magazine)
Donald (Don) C. Cook (BB, CFR, former European Diplomatic Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times)
Robert Leroy Bartley (BB, CFR, TC, Vice President of the Wall Street Journal)
Albert J. Wohlstetter (BB, CFR, writer for the Wall Street Journal)
Thomas L. Friedman (BB, CFR, TC, Columnist for the New York Times)
the “Queen” of the Elite – (deceased) Katharine Graham (BB, CFR, TC, Owner, and Chairwoman of the Executive Committee of the Washington Post)
The 1998 meeting included Leslie Stahl, of CBS’ 60 Minutes. Even though the media moguls attend these secret meetings, they do not file reports about the Elite Bilderberg activities during their meetings.
The security measures taken by the Bilderberg Conferences are clearly illustrated in an article appearing in The Spotlight, which stated:
EXCLUSIVE TO THE SPOTLIGHT
By James P. Tucker, Jr.
SPOTLIGHT, VOLUME 24, No. 14, Page 3, April, 1999
Bilderberg is scheduled to meet June 3-6 (1999) at the Caesar Park Penha Longa in Sintra, Portugal. Sintra is a remote resort, about 40 miles from Lisbon. Information about the secret meeting was provided by an agent inside Bilderberg.
Of all the media in the world, only THE SPOTLIGHT, has tracked the Bilderbergers every year and reported on their secret meeting where vital questions and issues are decided which effect every person in the world. American and European financiers, manufacturers, media moguls and politicians meet at remote luxury resorts, allow only “loyal staff” to remain on the job, empty the establishment of all others, employ platoons of police, military and their own private security to seal themselves off. They have tried to keep the meetings secret for 45 years.
But this year following extensive SPOTLIGHT-generated publicity last year in Scotland, and earlier in Germany, Scandinavia, Georgia, and Canada, Bilderberg is taking more extreme steps, its agent confided.
Instead of closing down the Penha Longa to all outsiders one day before the meeting starts on June 2, Bilderberg has ordered the resort shut down a full 48 hours before the internationalist confab.
In addition, Bilderberg will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to reimburse the Portuguese government for deploying military forces to guard their privacy and for helicopters to seek out intruders.
All Bilderberg participants, their staff members and resort employees will wear photo identification tags that look much like state drivers’ licenses. They will have separate colors to identify the wearer as a participant, staff, or employee. A computer chip “fingerprint” will assure the identity of the card’s wearer. ‘Any intruders are to manhandled-cuffed, jailed, or if resisting or fleeing, shot,’ the agent said.
Bilderbergers are greatly disturbed over the growing public knowledge of their control of the world and of resistance to their schemes for a global government as nationalism grows around the world.
Bilderberg was instrumental in tearing down Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded France’s National Front. The French-first party has stunned the Establishment by regularly capturing 15 percent of the vote in that nation.
Expecting recession, Bilderberg feared Le Pen and “nationalists” from other countries would interfere with their “free trade” goals as they fight to protect their domestic industries from exploitation by the global cabal.
Because Bilderberg shares common goals with the Trilateral Commission, the agenda that emerged in Washington (SPOTLIGHT, March 29, 1999) will be major topics in Portugal, too.
This includes a “Globalization summit” called for by Peter D. Sutherland, head of Goldman Sachs International. Sutherland attended the Bilderberg meeting in Scotland last May and is expected in Portugal.
Sutherland is expected to again call for “Supranational institutions to manage the global economy while denouncing nations that “cling tenaciously to their separate identities” while calling for “sharing sovereignty”
In a related topic, there could be renewed calls for the UN to be able to directly tax all people. In the past, Bilderberg has proposed a UN levy on International travel and on the oil at the wellhead, so all who travel or drive will be taxed.
The Bilderberg’s addresses are:
Charles W. Muller
American Friends of Bilderbergs, Inc.
477 Madison Ave., 6 th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 31 20 625 0252
Fax: 31 20 624 4299
1017 AJ Amsterdam
Let’s start with the smoke and mirrors furnished by the CFR in several of their Annual Reports. Then we will provide the other-side-of-the-coin, as observed by quite a number of independent researchers, and writers.
The CFR’s Annual Report for July 1, 1993-June 30, 1994, page 4, states:
“The Council on Foreign Relations is a nonprofit, and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of US foreign policy, and international affairs through the exchange of ideas.
The Council was founded in 1921 shortly after the end of World War I. Several of the American participants in the Paris Peace Conference decided that it was time for more private American citizens to become familiar with the increasing international responsibilities, and obligations of the United States.
This decision led to the creation of an organization dedicated to the continuous study of US foreign policy for the benefit of both its members, and a wider audience of interested Americans.”
Now, the other side of the coin.
The New World Order, by Pat Robertson, 1991, page 66-67, states:
“This august body of ‘wise men’ has effectively dominated the making of foreign policy by the United States government since before World War II. The CFR has included virtually every key national security, and foreign policy adviser of this nation for the past seventy years.”
“In government policy, the most visible expression of the Establishment is the Council on Foreign Relations, and its publication, Foreign Affairs. Out of some twenty-nine hundred members, at least five hundred are very powerful, another five hundred are from centers of influence, and the rest are influential in academia, the media, business, and finance, the military, or government. A few are token conservatives.”
“According to a man who had been a member for fifteen years, Rear Admiral Chester Ward, former judge advocate general of the navy from 1956 to 1960.
‘This purpose of promoting disarmament, and submergence of US sovereignty, and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government is the only objective revealed to about 95 percent of 1,551 members [in 1975]. There are two other ulterior purposes the CFR influence is being used to promote; but it is improbable that they are known to more than 75 members, or that these purposes ever have even been identified in writing.’
The goals of the Establishment are somewhat strange, and we will discuss them in detail.
At the central core is a belief in the superiority of their own skill to form a world system in which enlightened monopolistic capitalism can bring all of the diverse currencies, banking systems, credit, manufacturing, and raw materials into one government-supervised whole, policed of course by their own world army.” (Could this be the army of the United Nations?)
CFR membership is made up of present, and past
Secretaries of State
Wall Street investors
Think Tank executives
NATO, and Pentagon military leaders
media owners, and executives
university presidents, and key professors
select Senators, and Congressmen
Supreme Court Justices
They hold regular secret meetings including members, and very select guests. Occasionally they will hold a public meeting, and invite the open press (including C-SPAN), in order to give the impression that they are a harmless group engaged only in social activities.
A number of people, when hearing about the CFR ask,
“If you say that the CFR is such a secret organization, why is it that we can get a copy of their annual report, which contains a list of their members? Why should I believe you when you say that they are a secret organization?”
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, states that the definition of attribute is,
“To ascribe by way of cause, inherent quality, interpretation, authorship, or classification…”
The literal translation is,
“You had better not tell the outsiders what we do, or say”.
The answer then comes from their own document, the Council on Foreign Relation’s 1992 Annual Report, where they emphatically state, in 20 different places, and in varying terms, that members better not tell:
“At all meetings, the Council’s rule of non-attribution applies. This assures participants that they may speak openly without others later attributing their statements to them in public media or forums, or knowingly transmitting them to persons who will.”
“Like the Council, the Committees encourage candid discourse by holding their meetings on a not-for-attribution basis”.
Article II of the by-laws states: “It is an express condition of membership in the Council, to which condition every member accedes by virtue of his or her membership, that members will observe such rules, and regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors concerning the conduct of Council meetings or the attribution of statements made therein, and that any disclosure, public, or other action by a member in contravention thereof may be regarded by the Board of Directors in its sole discretion as grounds for termination or suspension of membership pursuant to Article I of the by-laws.”
“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.”
“It would not be in compliance with the reformulated Rule, however, for any meeting participant:
to publish a speaker’s statement in attributed form in a newspaper;
to repeat it on television or radio, or on a speaker’s platform, or in a classroom; or
to go beyond a memo of limited circulation, by distributing the attributed statement in a company or government agency newspaper.
The language of the Rule also goes out of its way to make it clear that a meeting participant is forbidden knowingly to transmit the attributed statement to a newspaper reporter or other such person who is likely to publish it in a public medium.
The essence of the Rule as reformulated is simple enough: participants in Council meetings should not pass along an attributed statement in circumstances where there is substantial risk that it will promptly be widely circulated or published.”
… “In order to encourage to the fullest a free, frank, and open exchange of ideas in Council meetings, the Board of Directors has prescribed, in addition to the Non-Attribution Rule, the following guidelines. All participants in Council meetings are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to these Guidelines. …”
“Members bringing guests should complete a “guest notice card”, and acquaint their guests with the Council’s Non-Attribution Rule governing what is said at meetings.”
“As a condition of use, the officers of the Council shall require each user of Council records to execute a prior written commitment that he will not directly or indirectly attribute to any living person any assertion of fact or opinion based upon any Council record without first obtaining from such person his written consent thereto.”
In “A letter from the Chairman” in the 1994 Annual Report for the CFR, Peter G. Peterson states on page 7, that:
“… Members had occasion to meet in intensive off-the-record sessions with Secretary of State [Warren] Christopher, National Security Advisor [Anthony] Lake, Secretary [of State emeritus, George Pratt] Shultz, Ambassador [Mickey] Kantor, Under Secretary of the Treasury [Lawrence H.] Summers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other ranking officials.
Next on our agenda are plans for reaching out to congressional leaders as well, an opportunity we will fashion as one component of an enhanced Washington Program.”
The CFR’s 1999 Annual Report, page 5, states their three goals:
Add value by improving understanding of world affairs and by providing new ideas for US foreign policy.
Transform the Council into a truly national organization to benefit from the expertise and experience of leaders nationwide.
Find and nurture the next generation of foreign policy leaders and thinkers.
These are “THEIR” words, not mine. I am simply reporting these facts to you.
If this is not a secret organization, then why would they be so emphatic, and state in 20 different ways that non-attribution (or you better not tell) was so important, in their very own annual report? In addition, if you are proud of what you say, and do, then you don’t care whether it becomes public knowledge, or not.
The other side of this coin is: 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.
In his book, “The ANGLO-AMERICAN ESTABLISHMENT”, Dr. Carroll Quigley writes,
“One wintry afternoon in February 1891, three men were engaged in earnest conversation in London. From that conversation were to flow consequences of the greatest importance to the British Empire, and to the world as a whole. For these men were organizing a secret society that was, for more than fifty years, to be one of the most important forces in the formulation, and execution of British imperial and foreign policy.
The three men who were thus engaged were already well known in England. The leader was Cecil Rhodes, fabulously wealthy empire builder, and the most important person in South Africa. The second was William T. Stead, the famous, and probably also the most sensational, journalist of the day. The third was Reginald Baliol Brett, later known as Lord Esher, friend, and confidant of Queen Victoria, and later to be the most influential advisor of King Edward VII, and King George V.
The details of this important conversation will be examined later. At present we need only point out that the three drew up a plan of organization for their secret society, and a list of original members. The plan for organization provided for an inner circle, to be known as “The Society of the Elect”, and an outer circle, to be known as ‘The Association of Helpers’.
Within The Society of the Elect, the real power was to be exercised by the leader, and a ‘Junta of Three’. The leader was to be Rhodes, and the Junta was to be Stead, Brett, and Alfred Milner. In accordance with this decision, Milner was added to the society by Stead shortly after the meeting we have described.”
– Quigley, Carroll (1910-1977)
The Anglo-American Establishment, From Rhodes to Cliveden, 1981, pg. 3
Of the Secret Societies goals, and methods of operation Quigley writes,
“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 indistinguishable. 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, Carroll (1910-1977)
The Anglo-American Establishment, From Rhodes to Cliveden, 1981, pg. 49
Between 1910-1915 the Secret Society evolved into an international group of coconspirators called Round Table Groups that were established in seven nations:
(The British Round Table was actually created in England in Feb. 5, 1891. In the US it is called the Council on Foreign Relations, in England it is the Royal Institute for International Affairs Royal Institute for International Affairs, in Canada the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, in Chile it is the Chilean Council on Foreign Relations, and so on.)
In 1920 the Secret Society evolved into the Institutes for International Affairs, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Many of the founding fathers belonged to America’s first intelligence agency the INQUIRY.
The CFR could not accomplish their goals without complicity of the mainstream news media, which they absolutely control with an iron fist. They do this using psychological operations (PSYOPS). The Rand Corp. is one of the chief users of this technique.
This is clearly explained by the following Internet message:
“Not many people have heard of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) or know how they operate. This is not an accident, the group has purposely maintained a low profile. The CFR is a branch of an international group of coconspirators called the Round Table Group. This group has been controlling public opinion throughout the world for over 100 years.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff have defined psychological operations (PSYOPS) as those that:
“include psychological warfare, and, in addition, encompass those political, military, economic, and ideological actions planned, and conducted to create in neutral or friendly foreign groups the emotions, attitudes, or behavior to support achievement of national objectives.”
“develops the concept of ‘strategic psychological operations’ as aimed at influencing, and shaping decision-makers’ power to govern, or control their followers.”
The American people, are among the groups being targeted, and controlled.
“Tactics of Deception” are formalized psychological warfare techniques. “Tactics of Deception” build a psychological environment that differs from the material environment. “Tactics of deception” are used to create false reality worlds. In terms of perceptual psychology, “Tactics of Deception” provoke illusory precepts. To influence behavior the deception must follow three basic rules.
First, the deception must be “reasonable”; second there must be no simple way of checking the facts in the case; and third the use of deception should not discredit a source which may have valuable future potential.
One way to stop this group is to expose them, and their techniques to the people they are manipulating. One “Tactic of Deception” used to achieve Council on Foreign Relations aims, is to place Council members on both sides of an issue. Another “Tactic of Deception” is to use CFR control of the legal, legislative, and court systems to create the perception that laws are being followed when in fact, Lawyers, Legislators, and Justices are committing blatant illegalities to further CFR aims.
A third “Tactic of Deception” is simply to lie.”
Another excellent example of deception and cover up is the book, “The Kennedy Tapes”.
Two CFR members, Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow, supposedly listened to all of President John F. Kennedy audio tapes and wrote this book quoting all of the interesting facts so as to assure the public that there were no other important statements made on these tapes that the public would care to know about.
There were to motives involved here:
(1) to print only what the Elite wanted printed about the JFK assassination
(2) to throw any other potential researchers off the trail
This was a very grueling task of listening to hundreds of hours of taped conversations.
Therefore, other researchers should just “take their word” that they had printed all of the interesting facts from these tapes. I suspect that two non-CFR researchers would have written an entirely different book.
Historian Michael Beschloss listened to the White House tapes transcribed by Lyndon Johnson during his time in office, and wrote a book, “Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964”.
Is it not strange that this author is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations?
As Peter Grose stated in his Council on Foreign Relations Book, Continuing the Inquiry (1996) on page 5:
“They (the British) proposed a permanent Anglo-American Institute of International Affairs, with one branch in London, the other in New York.”
The headquarters for the CFR is:
The Harold Pratt House located at 58 East 68th Street
New York City, New York 10021
Oddly enough, this building is located just across the street from the Russian (former Soviet) Embassy.
In 1973, David Rockefeller asked Zbigniew Brzezinski to put together an organization of the top political, and business leaders from around the World.
He called this group the Trilateral Commission (TC).
According to an information sheet supplied to me by the TC, dated March 23, 1994:
“The European Community, North America (US and Canada), and Japan – the three main democratic industrialized areas of the world – are the three sides of the Trilateral Commission. The Commission’s members are about 325 distinguished citizens, with a variety of leadership responsibilities, from these three regions.
When the first triennium of the Trilateral Commission was launched in 1973, the most immediate purpose was to draw together – at a time of considerable friction among governments – the highest level unofficial group possible to look together at the common problems facing our three areas.
At a deeper level, there was a sense that the United States was no longer in such a singular leadership position as it had been in earlier post-World War II years, and that a more shared form of leadership – including Europe, and Japan in particular – would be needed for the international system to navigate successfully the major challenges of the coming years.
These purposes continue to inform the Commission’s work.
The rise of Japan, and progress of the European Community over the past twenty years – particularly in the world economy – have validated the vision of the Commission’s founders. At the same time, the end of the Cold War calls for a fresh vision of what this outward-looking partnership can accomplish in the coming years. The opportunities are remarkable, and yet, with the welcome end of the old Soviet threat, part of the ‘glue’ holding our regions together has dissolved. Helping meet that leadership challenge is at the heart of the Trilateral Commission effort.
The full Commission gathers once each year – in Lisbon in 1992, in Washington in 1993, in Tokyo in 1994.”
(In Copenhagen, Denmark in 1995.)
The above are their words. Below are words of those who see this group in a different light.
The New World Order, by Pat Robertson, 1991, Page 102, states:
“In 1970 a young Polish intellectual named Zbigniew Brzezinskii foresaw the rising economic power of Japan, and postwar Europe. Brzezinski idealized the theories of Karl Marx. In his book, Between Two Ages, as in subsequent writings, he argued that balance-of-power politics was out, and world-order politics was in.
The initial world order was to be a trilateral economic linkage between Japan, Europe, and the United States. David Rockefeller funded Brzezinski, and called together an organization, named the Trilateral Commission, with Brzezinski as its first executive secretary, and director.
The stated goals of the Trilateral Commission are:
‘Close Trilateral cooperation in keeping the peace, in managing the world economy, in fostering economic redevelopment, and alleviating world poverty will improve the chances of a smooth, and peaceful evolution of the global system.'”
The Shadows of Power, by James Perloff, 1988, pages 154-156, states:
“How did the TC begin?
‘The Trilateral Commission,’ wrote Christopher Lydon in the July 1977 Atlantic, ‘was David Rockefeller’s brainchild.’ George Franklin, North American secretary of the Trilateral Commission, stated that it ‘was entirely David Rockefeller’s idea originally.’
Helping the CFR chairman develop the concept was Zbigniew Brzezinski, who laid the first stone in Foreign Affairs in 1970:
‘A new, and bolder approach is needed – creation of a community of the developed nations which can effectively address itself to the larger concerns confronting mankind. In addition to the United States, and Western Europe, Japan ought to be included … A council representing the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, with regular meetings of the heads of governments as well as some small standing machinery, would be a good start.’
That same year, Brzezinski elaborated these thoughts in his book Between Two Ages. It shows Brzezinski to be a classic CFR man – a globalist more than lenient toward Communism.
He declared that,
‘National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept’, and that ‘Marxism represents a further vital, and creative stage in the maturing of man’s universal vision. Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over the inner, passive man, and a victory of reason over belief…’
The Trilateral Commission was formally established in 1973, and consisted of leaders in business, banking, government, and mass media from North America, Western Europe, and Japan.
David Rockefeller was founding chairman, and Brzezinski founding director of the North American branch, most of whose members were also in the CFR.
In the Wall Street Journal, David Rockefeller explained that,
‘the Trilateral Commission is, in reality, a group of concerned citizens interested in fostering greater understanding, and cooperation among international allies.’
But, it was not all so innocent according to Jeremiah Novak, who wrote in the Atlantic (July 1977):
‘The Trilateralists’ emphasis on international economics is not entirely disinterested, for the oil crisis forced many developing nations, with doubtful repayment abilities, to borrow excessively. All told, private multinational banks, particularly Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan, have loaned nearly $52 billion to developing countries.
An overhauled IMF would provide another source of credit for these nations, and would take the big private banks off the hook. This proposal is the cornerstone of the Trilateral plan.
Senator Barry Goldwater put it less mercifully. In his book With No Apologies, he termed the Commission,
‘David Rockefeller’s newest international cabal’, and said, ‘It is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial, and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States.’
Zbigniew Brzezinski showed how serious TC ambitions were in the July 1973 Foreign Affairs, stating that,
‘without closer American-European-Japanese cooperation the major problems of today cannot be effectively tackled, and… the active promotion of such trilateral cooperation must now become the central priority of US policy.’
The best way to effect this would be for a Trilateralist to soon become President. One did (Jimmy Carter)…
In 1973, Carter dined with the CFR chairman (David Rockefeller) at the latter’s Tarrytown, New York estate. Present was Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was helping Rockefeller screen prospects for the Trilateral Commission.
Brzezinski later told Peter Pringle of the London Sunday Times that,
‘we were impressed that Carter had opened up trade offices for the state of Georgia in Brussels, and Tokyo. That seemed to fit perfectly into the concept of the Trilateral.’
Carter became a founding member of the (Trilateral) Commission – and his destiny became calculable.
Senator Barry Goldwater wrote:
‘David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski found Jimmy Carter to be their ideal candidate. They helped him win the nomination, and the presidency.
To accomplish this purpose, they mobilized the money power of the Wall Street bankers, the intellectual influence of the academic community – which is subservient to the wealth of the great tax-free foundations – and the media controllers represented in the membership of the CFR, and the Trilateral.’
Seven months before the Democratic nominating convention, the Gallup Poll found less than four percent of Democrats favoring Jimmy Carter for President.
But, almost overnight – like Willkie, and Eisenhower before him – he became the candidate.”
This is probably one of the very best illustrations of the great power of the Elite.
They can make or break any president or candidate for president. They made Jimmy Carter in his efforts to become president, and broke Senator Barry Goldwater in his failed attempt.
The TC membership is made up of present, and past,
Secretaries of State
Wall Street investors
Think Tank executives
NATO, and Pentagon military leaders
media owners, and executives
university presidents, and key professors
select Senators, and Congressmen
They hold annual secret meetings including only members, and very select guests.
“The Trilateral Commission doesn’t run the world, the Council on Foreign Relations does that!”
by Winston Lord
Assistant Secretary of State, the U. S. State Department.
The Trilateral Commission’s US headquarters is located at:
345 East 46th Street, Suite 711
New York, NY 10017
Level of Involvement by Elite Members
Do I think that everyone who belongs to one of these secret organizations is EVIL? Absolutely NOT.
If you look at the Elite as though they were an archery target, then:
Center or Bulls Eye – Is made up of the Czar and the members of the Inner Circle. They are the decision makers and are therefore 100% informed and involved in the Global Union movement. David Rockefeller is the only “obvious” member of this group. We can speculate about the members of the Inner Circle, but we will probably never have these speculations confirmed.
Inner Ring – This group is made up of the Officers & Directors and triple members of all three Elite groups. They are probably 90% informed by the Czar and the members of the Inner Circle, and are heavily involved in the Global Union movement (see the preceding listing and following charts for these members.)
Center Ring – This group is made up of the leaders, implementers and double members of the three Elite Groups, and who are probably 80% informed by the Czar and the members of the Inner Circle, and are moderately involved in the Global Union movement.
Outer Ring – These members are included for camouflage purposes only, and are made up of many of those who belong to only the CFR. These members are aware of only about 50% or less of the goals and objectives of the Global Union movement. A large number of these people are members for ego and social reasons only, and would very likely resign immediately, when they find out what the Global Union is “really” up to.
An example is Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., the Hollywood actor, who probably falls completely off the above target. He would be classified as true camouflage. Another example of another possible member of the Outer Ring is Ben J. Wattenberg.
He would be in the Outer Ring if he told the absolute truth on C-SPAN, with Bryan Lamb, on August 29, 1995, when he stated,
“I plead guilty to being a member of the CFR, and I only pay my dues, but never, or rarely attends their meetings.”
If he was truthful, I would place him in the Outer Ring. On the other hand, the CFR’s bylaws absolutely prohibit their members from discussing this Elite organization.
For this reason, he could have just been complying with their bylaws, and in all reality, he may be a very active member, and really belongs in one of the inner rings.
by Robert Gaylon Ross, Sr.