by Al Benson Jr.
According to http://www.swprs.org “Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all media outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations…” Now that would be an expose for Fox News to deal with, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it to happen. This may be forbidden territory to the vast percentage of our “news” media.
The article continues: “The CFR and its close to 5,000 elite members for decades have shaped US foreign policy…As a well-known Council member famously explained, they transformed the American republic into a global empire, albeit a benevolent one.” I’m afraid many would legitimately quibble about how “benevolent” the US “empire” has really been.
In a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists” a former Washington Post senior editor, Richard Harwood, told his readers that the CFR and its members were “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States.” That’s quite an admission. And the average person remains blissfully unaware–and that on purpose! Harwood continued: “The membership of these journalists in the Council …is an acknowledgement of their active and important role in public affairs and of their ascendency into the American ruling class,…They are part of that establishment whether they like it or not, sharing most of its values and world views.” And I imagine, from what I’ve seen of some “journalists” so called, they pretty much like it.
Important CFR members have included several presidents and vice-presidents, almost all secretaries of state, treasury, and defense, many influential members of Congress, and practically all CIA directors, U.N. ambassadors, chairpersons of the Federal Reserve, presidents of the World Bank…many prominent academics in areas such as economics and political science.” Truly a group of unelected rulers. Interestingly enough, the CFR had “key members of both the 9/11 Commission and the Warren Commission.
The article went on regarding CFR members who had been president when it said: “Thus in 1993 former CFR director George H. W. Bush was followed by CFR member Bill Clinton, who in turn was followed by CFR ‘family member’ George W. Bush. In 2008, CFR member John McCain lost against CFR candidate of choice, Barack Obama…It was not until 2016 that the Council failed to prevail.” Does that tell you a little about why the ruling establishment (the Deep State) has been so adamantly opposed to Donald Trump? He wasn’t “one of the boys” and so couldn’t be depended on to play the game according to CFR rules.
But when you look at all this, you have to begin to realize that we have indeed been the victims of unelected rulers. Understanding that the Council on Foreign Relations was originally formed back in the early 1900s to guide this country into a one world government, you have to ask–if in a presidential election–both candidates belong to the CFR, what choice does the electorate really have? You can vote for socialist candidate A or socialist candidate B. Some choice and you will get screwed either way!
I said at the beginning of this article it would be a good topic for an expose on Fox News. I don’t expect that to happen anytime soon, given the direction Fox seems to be headed in. I wonder if this topic would be important to Tucker Carlson if he grasped the implications of unelected rulers in America.