By Al Benson Jr.
In the last article I noted how little most people have ever heard about the Council on Foreign Relations. It is truly one of our “news” media’s best kept secrets. In fact, I don’t know why we still insist in calling them the “news” media at this late date. Real news is the absolute last thing those people are about.
For an organization that has been around for as long as it has, the CFR is almost totally unknown. If you stopped 1000 people on the street and asked them about the CFR probably 997 of them would never have heard of it and the three that had would not have all that much information about it. But, then, that’s according to plan.
After World War 1 Woodrow Wilson and his alter-ego in the White House, Colonel Edward Mandell House (he was to Wilson what Kissinger was to Nixon) had come up with a plan to supposedly head off future wars. Dan Smoot has noted that: “In September, 1916, Wilson (at the urging of House) appointed a committee of intellectuals (the first President’s Brain Trust) to formulate peace terms and draw up a charter for world government. This committee, with House in charge, consisted of about 150 college professors, graduate students, lawyers, economists, writers, and others. Among them were men still familiar to Americans in the 1960s: Walter Lippmann (columnist); Norman Thomas (head of the American socialist party); Allen Dulles (former head of CIA); John Foster Dulles (late Secretary of State); Christian A. Herter (former Secretary of State)…These eager young intellectuals around Wilson, under the clear eyes of crafty Colonel House, drew up their charter for world government (League of Nations Covenant) and prepared for the brave new socialist one-world to follow after World War 1.” However, things did not quite work out the way they wanted at that time. When strictly constructed constitutionalists in the US Senate found out what was afoot they made it quite plain that the Senate would not authorize United States membership in this one-world scheme.
But these folks, when they have what they consider a messianic agenda, do not quit. They retrench and come back—again and again if necessary. The Americans came back from the Paris Peace Talks and formed the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921. So you see this outfit has been around for over 90 years and I will bet that, in all that time, not more than a dozen authoritative articles have appeared anywhere in our “news” media. Our “investigative media” have had much more important things to deal with—everything from flappers to reality shows, and the public remains mostly ignorant. If you are surprised you shouldn’t be.
The CFR hardly amounted to a hill of beans until 1927. That’s when the Rockefeller family, through their various foundations, began pouring money into it. Not to be outdone, the Carnegie and Ford foundations followed suit. Dan Smoot noted: “In 1939 the Council began taking over the U.S. State Department.” This is the same State Department that gave us Communist spy Alger Hiss.
Smoot observed that: “The crowing moment of achievement for the Council came at San Francisco in 1945, where over 40 members of the United States delegation to the organizational meeting of the United Nations (where the United Nations Charter was written) were members of the Council…By 1945 the Council on Foreign Relations, and various foundations and other organizations interlocked with it, had virtually taken over the U.S. State Department. Some CFR members were later identified as Soviet espionage agents: for example Alger Hiss and Lauchlin Currie. Other Council on Foreign Relations members—Owen Lattimore, for example—with powerful influence in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, were subsequently identified, not as actual communists or Soviet espionage agents, but as ‘conscious, articulate instruments of the Soviet international conspiracy.’” In other words, they were not “useful idiots.” They knew what they are doing.
Dan Smoot made an accurate observation when he noted “The fact, however, that communists, Soviet espionage agents, and pro-communists could work inconspicuously for many years as influential members of the Council indicates something very significant about the Council’s objectives. The ultimate aim of the Council on Foreign Relations (however well-intentioned its prominent and powerful members may be) 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.” That about sums it up, and the current objectives of the CFR are no different. How many former presidents have been CFR members? Eisenhower was one, and if Nixon wasn’t then his alter-ego Kissinger was.
Lots of this information is out there on the Internet. Go and check some of it out. This sort of thing will have a lasting effect on you and your children and grandchildren. You need to be aware of who these people are and what they are all about.