by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
In my last two articles, commenting on material written by T. C. Allen, I noted that Mr. Allen perceived the Illuminist agenda was active in several groups that we are forced to be confronted with in our day. He mentioned the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers and The Council on Foreign Relations. Better known as just the CFR.
The CFR has been much commented on in patriotic circles, but the average American has heard little or nothing about this group, does not even know it exists, and this fact is not accidental. The CFR is what former FBI agent and writer, Dan Smoot, called The Invisible Government in a book about them he wrote back in 1962, It is probably out of print now, but you might check the internet to see. In the forward to his book, Mr. Smoot wrote: “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; exercises controlling influence on governmental officials who implement the policies; and, through massive and skillful propaganda, influences Congress and the public to support the policies. I am convinced 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.”
Here we are, 57 years later, and I cannot disagree with Smoot’s assessment. He called it back then. Almost no one listened. As we travel down the road to world socialism, even with Trump in office, almost no one is listening even now. If you want to do a little exercise, check out how many in Trump’s administration belong to the CFR. The CFR has had plants in every presidential administration in my lifetime. And probably before that, since they have been around since 1921.
In 1970, W. Cleon Skousen, an excellent researcher, wrote a book called The Naked Capitalist in which he noted the reach of the CFR into most presidential administrations. On page 3, he wrote: “Politics in Washington were equally puzzling. Why were so many top government officials always members of the Democratic Socialist cadre called Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) or were members of the exclusive Council on Foreign Relations? Whether the President was Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson or Nixon, it seemed to make no difference. There was often a change of personalities, but membership in these two organizations seemed a prerequisite for many top government jobs.” Ever wonder why your managed news media never touches on any of this?
Skousen continued, on page 51: “Although the Council on Foreign Relations is not the secret inner circle, its front activities are kept as mysterious as they are powerful. Practically no publicity is tolerated. If the student researches the recent periodicals for articles on the CFR, he is likely to find nothing.” Of course, some things have changed with the advent of the internet so you can find material about the CFR today, at least to some extent, both pro and con.
One place there was an article was back in 1958, in Harpers, in July of that year. Joseph Kraft wrote an article for them, School for Statemen. Kraft was a CFR member. He wrote, in part, “It (CFR) has been the seat of…basic governmental decisions, has set the context for many more, and has repeatedly served as a recruiting ground for ranking officials.”
And Skousen notes: “There were 74 CFR members in the American delegation to the U.N. Conference in San Francisco in 1945. They included Alger Hiss (Communist spy), Harry Dexter White (Soviet Agent), Owen Lattimore (described by a Congressional committee as a ‘conscious articulate instrument of the Soviet international conspiracy’, John T. McCloy…Harold Stassen, Nelson Rockefeller, John Foster Dulles, Phillip Jessup and Dean Acheson. These and 38 additional CFR members occupied nearly every decision-making spot in the American delegation to the San Francisco conference to set up the United Nations.” So you can basically say that the CFR gave the US the very questionable gift of the United Nations, which continues to be a millstone around our necks–with its socialist hand in our wallets to pay for all its one-world government foolishness.
Skousen tells us that: “The CFR has participated to some degree in each of the last ten administrations and dominated those of FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, (Eisenhower was the establishment candidate against Taft), Kennedy, Johnson and the present administration as well.” And lists the CFR appointments made by Nixon–Henry Kissinger, Henry Cabot Lodge, Charles Yost, Arthur Burns, …George Ball,…Ellsworth Bunker,…General Andrew Goodpaster,…Joseph J. Sisco, Jacob Beam…” Other charter members of the CFR were the Dulles Brothers, John Foster, and Allen. Skousen has much, much more in his book. I have about one third of it underlined in my copy or future reference.
Other books about the CFR and its one-world government friends are out there. You can read, on the internet now, Gary Allen’s None Dare Call It Conspiracy and Gary Allen’s other blockbuster The Rockefeller File is also on the net. You can find and read these and it doesn’t cost you a thin dime and it will give you a good idea of what has gone on in this country since the early 1900s and is one of the results of the North having defeated the South in the War of Northern Aggression. Had the results of that War been different then our history would have been different and the ability to form groups like the CFR would not have been as easy as it was, so Southern patriots need to be aware of some of this stuff.
More on the CFR later.