Veritas News Service
The Modern Man:
The CFR and the Control of America
By Mike Visockis
What is wrong with our society today? How did we as a people ever let ourselves be so controlled by a gradually increasing threat to our freedoms, families, and our constitutionally protected rights? These are the questions we have on our minds, whether we realize it or not. This network of control is so complete that trying to explain the fact that it exists today is next to impossible. This is made possible by using the tools of political propaganda, political correctness, behavioral modification, COINTELPRO infiltration, and the attempted control of every facet of our lives. The best example of this control is the one exerted by the Council on Foreign Relations that Dan Smoot detailed in his book The Invisible Government.
In his Farewell Address George Washington on September 17, 1796, warned us about allowing foreign influence and alliances in American affairs and about America's neutrality stance. He promoted free exchange of “travel and commerce, ideas and culture.” Fast forward to April 1917 when Woodrow Wilson's war message speech went back on his campaign promise of neutrality of 1916 and entered the country into World War I.
“Save the world … create a world federation of nations” was the catch phrase Wilson used in a May 27, 1916 speech to the League to Enforce Peace where he endorsed the House version of world government. Colonel Edward Mandel House was the political adviser for Wilson, shaped his foreign policy, ran the State Department, and was influential to the international banking families in the United States and Europe. In September 1916, the President’s Brain Trust made a “charter for world government.” The Trust was made up of “150 college professors, students, lawyers, economists, writers, and others,” including Allan Dulles and John Foster Dulles. This is where the idea for the League of Nations came from. However, the conference in Paris went bad and the Constitutionalists in the U.S. Senate found out about the plans and vowed not to pass the treaty. A stark contrast from the U.S. Senators we have today.
The U.S.A. group returned from Paris to form the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921. Described as a “… force in policy for America – to replace the traditional ‘negative’ foreign policy … old-world politics.” The negative force they are talking about here is any foreign policy that is isolationist, anti-war, and against their aims. But it was not until 1927 that the CFR really took off because they received funding from the Rockefellers. After the Rockefellers sent their money, the Carnegie and Ford Foundations followed suit with more funds. http://www.cfr.org/about/
In 1929 they got their first headquarters in New York City at the Harold Pratt House, 58 East 68th Street. In 1939 the CFR gained in its popularity and membership in the U.S. State Department. Then in 1939, as World War II started, the CFR offered its services in security, armaments, economic and financial, political problems, territorial problems, and the Rockefellers funded the plans through foundation grants. In San Francisco in 1945 forty members of the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. wrote the U.N. Charter. Those in attendance were John Foster Dulles, Adali Stevenson, A. Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller, and others. By 1945 the CFR had all but taken over the State Dept. (Smoot, p. 10)
“The ultimate aim of the Council on Foreign Relations … Is the same as the ultimate aim of international communism: to create a one world socialist system and make the United States an official part of it.”
As an example of the political games CFR members’ play, Presidential Advisor Julius Holmes wanted to buy and sell marine ships and surplus, but Congressional law prohibited the selling to foreign countries. In August 1947 he formed a corporation, bought eight tankers; everything was sold to foreign countries. This equipment was then used to ship goods and equipment from Russia to Romania, and then to China for the North Korean war to be used against American troops. By September 1948 Holmes returned to the U.S. State Dept. with about $1 million in profit.
A Senate subcommittee in 1952 said that the operation was “morally wrong” and was criminally indicted in 1954, but was later dismissed. By 1961 John F. Kennedy was President and he nominated Holmes to the same position. Senator Prescott Bush [Grandfather to George W. Bush] speaking on the nomination said Holmes was “an innocent victim of sharp operators.” Holmes never made restitution to the U.S. government for the laws he broke. He was questioned in 1961 when he said that there was nothing wrong with what he did.
Holmes and many others believe in situational ethics. This means the ends justify the means. This is a good example to show that what he was doing was illegal, unethical, and not what the American people wanted as illustrated by the fact of the original outrage of him being nominated to an ambassadorship. Holmes was not the only person to come up with this idea of skirting the law–organizations like the CFR take their ideas, collaborate, and guide their members to their own agendas. We are told that is just how politics works. The question is what are their agendas? This is actually easy to figure out if you know what you’re looking for. All you have to do is look at their deeds, what they produce, or simply what they really do. This is sometimes hard to figure out, but you have to dig deeper than the outward appearance and facades of people and their organizations.
Holmes continued to say that he would do it again, and no congressional committee ever investigated further. The Senators he was working with all said that he did nothing wrong as well. That was a bold face lie because it was illegal. Here it is also obvious that these Senators believed in situation ethics as well. Holmes Ambassador U.S. Senate debates, (Congressional Record, pp. 6385-6, 4/27/1961, pp. 6668-9, 5/3/1961, pp. 6982-95, 5/8/1961) and the vote was 75-21 in favor of his nomination. Senator Prescott Bush [grandfather to George W. Bush] proceeded to praise Holmes by saying, “Julius Holmes is the noblest man.” (p. 12)
1961 CFR members: John F. Kennedy [technically not an official member], Dean Rusk, Adali Stevenson, Harriman, Mcloy, Allen Dulles (DCI), Galbraith (Fed.), Edward R. Murrow, Holmes, Schlesinger, George W. Ball, McGeorge Bundy.
CFR publications like Foreign Affairs had circulation of 43,000 and it was very influential in 1961. The CFR corporate income in that same year came from foundation grants of Ford and Carnegie, the subscriptions from Foreign Affairs, and membership dues. Businesses that contributed to the CFR in the 1960-1 year: AT&T, Armco, Brown Brothers Harriman [currently the oldest private bank in the U.S.], Chase Manhattan [Rockefeller owned], Chicago Bridge and Iron, Continental Oil, I.I. DuPont, First National City Bank, Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, General Motors, Gillette, Gulf Oil [one of the Seven Sisters which was owned by Rockefeller and is now Chevron.], Halliburton [once chaired and partially owned by Dick Chaney], Heinz, IBM, I.T.T., Kellogg, Loeb, Merck, Mobil, New York Times, Ohio Oil, Otis elevators, Owens-Corning, Pan-Am, Pfizer, RCA, Rand Corp., San Jacinto Oil, Sinclair Oil, Singer, Standard Oil [Rockefeller owned], Texaco, Texas Gulf Sulfur, Texas Instruments, Tidewater Oil, Time, Inc., and U.S. Steel. What did they get in return? Profits advantages, less competition, and Congressional breaks and funding helped these companies prosper very well for many years, and some are operating even today. (p. 37) For a more modern and comprehensive list see the CFR Annual Reports that go back to 1999 here: http://www.cfr.org/about/annual_report/
In turn for corporate funding, the CFR provides consultation, access to their library, copies of all their publications, off-the-record dinners, and two annual copies of the records.
(p. 43-44). In 1958-1959, the U.S. held roundtable meetings with Premier Castro, Mikoyan, and Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold. Castro spoke on “Cuba and the United States.” The League of Nations, and even the United Nations today, gave legitimacy to barbaric Communist countries and their governments, and gave away more seats to them percentage wise compared to the United States. One of the speakers at the meeting was the mayor of Communist East Berlin. (p. 20)
There have been 30 official CFR organizations in use across the country, including: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia, Portland, Tucson, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis. We will discuss these “Committees on Foreign Relations” in a later section. To see more about these groups see: http://www.acfr.org/about.htm
In the aftermath of World War II the CFR expanded their influence over the U.S. Government, for example, by taking credit for the protection of Greenland under the Monroe Doctrine as FDR ran for his third term. However, the Monroe Doctrine was never meant for this kind of an application. The ideas like these come from the CFR and trickle down from the members and their respective positions and organizations and these are the people who are in leadership and advisory positions who guide the other people in their respective organizations.
The CFR helped the U.S. during and after World War II to shape the policies of the U.S. Government and its foreign relations. These CFR policies, from 1921 to the present day, have redistributed the wealth of the U.S. in gold to foreign countries and governments, and have funded the industrial buildup of them as well. We have seen this more recently by the transfer of jobs overseas to countries like China that have devastated the U.S. manufacturing industry, by eliminating millions of jobs in the process.
One may ask why this information doesn’t make the local news or mainstream book publishing houses. The answer to that is simple. Many books are actually out there, they are just not as popular and are harder to find. The other reason is the fact that there is a large web of control of media editors and anchors like Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, and Diane Sawyer, of U.S. Congressmen, Presidents, Military leaders, financial institutions, Federal Reserve System, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, U.N. Ambassadors, 9/11 Commission members, U.S. Cabinet officials, judiciary, union leaders, religious leaders like Rick Warren and Richard D. Land. It is this web of control that guides the direction of everything in its reach to their aims. The question is what are their aims and goals? This may seem hard to find out, but actually it really comes down to basic logic.
Just like there are rules of gravity, there are certain things that can happen and some that are impossible. Forensic scientists use these rules all the time to match up evidence like fingerprints. The evidence that we can discover like a suspenseful murder mystery can be found by simply looking at what the CFR members do, especially their leaders. By looking at their publications, writings, books, opinions, and decisions we see what they really believe. As we have seen from the paragraph above, the CFR has no problem with planning and implementing the elimination of millions of jobs in the U.S.
It has been their plan to lessen the world markets of production until the U.S. no longer dominates. “The entwining of American affairs — economic, political, cultural, social, educational, and even religious – with those of other nations until the United States will no longer have an independent policy … until we cannot return to our traditional foreign policy of maintaining national independence, nor to free private capitalism as an economic system.” This is what the CFR believed then, and does today, and has plans of action for.
Smoot, Dan. The Invisible Government, 1962.