Well, it may be time for us to eat crow. The black helicopter conspiracy theorists, the ones we have all dismissed, are now starting to look like geniuses. They have warned us for decades of the intentions of the New World Order crowd and we have chuckled, thinking such a thing impossible. Well, stock up on the tinfoil because we will all be believers soon. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story…
Back in 1966, a former Harvard & Princeton professor named Dr. Carroll Quigley (who Bill Clinton would later say was his favorite professor) wrote a tediously long book entitled “Tragedy and Hope – A History of the World In Our Time”. In the book, he “outs” the existence of a clandestine, elite group of banking titans who are the true architects of the governing world order. As an insider to the group, Quigley was privy to their actions and their plans. Quigley was not a whistleblower, however, he was a fawning admirer. Against the group’s objections, Quigley wrote the book and unveiled the true agenda of the wealthy elite, because Quigley believed it was too late to turn the tide. He assured us that we could trust these benevolent puppetmasters. He said they are the “hope” of the world, and all who resist them represent “tragedy”, hence the title of his book.
A few years later, Cleon Skousen (who would later go on to write the phenomenal bestseller The 5000 Year Leap) wrote a book entitled “The Naked Capitalist”, which was actually a review of Quigley’s book. And it is in this book that Skousen explains the significance of Quigley’s book and the existence of this secret cabal. What drove Skousen to write was the persistent question so many of us have asked, and which he places on his very first page:
Why? Why do some of the richest people in the world support communism and socialism? Why would they support what appears to be a pathway to their own destruction?
And it is in the “The Naked Capitalist” that he explains the answer. Skousen charts the beginnings of the elite group to a set of dynastic banking families, among them the Rothschilds and later, the Morgans. This international group of the uber-rich slowly bought out banks worldwide to create a financial system on an international scale to manipulate the quantity and flow of money so that they could influence, if not control, governments on one side and industries on the other. Over time they set up banking empires in every major European city.
Skousen explains that in the beginning of the 20th Century, the American economy had become so dynamic that the major banking houses found it difficult to maintain tight control. The group knew they had to centralize control in the same way they had done in Europe. Around this time, some American citizens were calling for the creation of a federal central bank that would be “free of the corrupt influence of Wall Street and monopolistic interests”. So it was in this atmosphere that these banking titans convened a conference, during which they hatched a scheme to set up a central bank which had the appearance of being controlled by the government, when in reality the control would be solidified in the same secret group which had always held it.
They decided that the Republican party at the time had the appearance of being too connected to Wall Street, so they knew they must get Democrats into power. In concert, the bankers financed two conservative candidates to split the vote, while also secretly financing Democrat candidate Woodrow Wilson, who would carry out their plan. After his election, Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Reserve, a private banking system which took the power of making money away from Congress and gave it to a private bank.
Skousen stresses that the group’s politics are irrelevant and they come from many backgrounds. Their common interest is wealth and world domination. They set up communist and socialist governments worldwide because they can control a dictatorship much more easily than they can a free society. When there is big government, the monopoly belongs to the State. Through government, they can take over competition, control debt, resources, market demand and labor. They love worldwide treaties, whether under the guise of defense or environmentalism. Skousen explains that millions of idealists committed to socialist goals such as brotherhood and equality have been duped into advancing the group’s totalitarian scheme to concentrate their wealth and power. Skousen believed they had anointed and brought to power most of the presidents during his lifetime. He explained how these international bankers often finance both sides of a war, and have been linked to just about every war since they took power (many claim this includes the more recent Balkans and Iraq wars).
They have used a variety of fronts over the years to carry out their aims, mainly the CFR (Council On Foreign Relations) and the Trilateral Commission.
Since Skousen’s book, the group has now become well known as the Bilderberg Group (named after a hotel in which they held a conference). The Bilderbergers number roughly 150 permanent members which include titans of politics, finance, military, industry, academia and media from all over the world. This shadowy cabal meets once a year to discuss world affairs. The annual Bilderberg Conference is always shrouded in secrecy and you must have a personal invitation to attend. The attendees in any one year will always be the who’s who of world power at the time. Nobody is allowed to breathe a word of what happens in the conference.
Due to their creepy secrecy, it is said by conspiracy theorists that they discuss the direction they plan on taking the world and the propaganda required to achieve it. It is believed that their end goal is a one world order.
Among the attendees at Bilderberg meetings: David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Helmut Kohl, Prince Charles and a gaggle of British lords, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George Bush Sr and Jr, Colin Powell, John Edwards, Chris Dodd, Dianne Feinstein, Alexander Haig, Ralph Reed, George Stephanopoulus, Kathleen Sebelius (Obama’s HHS secretary), Tom Daschle, Timothy Geithner (Obama’s Treasury Secretary), William McDonough (President of NY Fed), George Soros, Paul Volcker (Chairman of the Fed), Alan Greenspan (former Fed Chairman), Eric Schmidt (Google), Lloyd Blankfein (CEO Goldman Sachs), Rupert Murdoch, Don Graham (Washington Post), Bill Moyers, Paul Wolfowitz (World Bank President and permanent Bilderberger), Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, numerous CIA and FBI directors, and I could go on and on. Many of the conferences have been hosted by large banking families such as the Rothschilds or the Wallenbergs. Members of the Bilderberg steering committee includes Josef Ackermann (Deutsche Bank), Jorma Ollila (Nokia), Jeurgen Schrempp (DaimlerChrysler), Peter Sutherland (former NATO general now with Goldman Sachs), James Wolfensohn (former World Bank president) and Richard Perle.
And it is not just conspiracy theorists who believe the group works together to set worldwide policy. It has been noted by the mainstream that what Bilderberg decides is later implemented by a G-8 meeting, and International Monetary Fund and World Bank decisions. Bilderbergers are responsible for the creation of the EU and have been pushing for the creation of the NAU (North American Union). The goal of the formation of the NAU is often sited as the reason for the Neo-Cons baffling stance on illegal immigration and their seeming ineptitude at guarding our southern border.
Bilderbergers typically preach interventionism, Keynesian economics, world planning and a powerful centralized government. And now Obama’s new administration of hope and change is chocked full of Bilderbergers, most importantly the finance guys Timothy Geithner, Larry Summers, and Paul Volcker, and the diplomats Richard Holbrooke, and Dennis Ross. Obama’s appointments should not be too surprising as one of his top advisors is former Fannie Mae chairman Jim Johnson, who is a well-known Bilderberger and runs a group called American Friends of Bilderberger.
The conspiracy theorists have warned us for years of this shadowy group’s intention to build a one-world government. And now I must admit, I believe exactly that. While I personally do not believe in a conspiracy in the traditional sense – – an evil group conspiring in the dark to bring about death and destruction – – I do believe they seek and often succeed in setting world monetary policy, and they do this to further their own power and control. It is highly probably they believe to the core that they know what is best for us all. Instead of thinking of them as a defined group of conspirers, I look at them instead as a level of society that reinforces eachother’s self-serving views. I am not sure why we have been so reluctant to see that the rich and powerful of this world will always seek to organize things in their own interests.
And now they must strike while the iron is hot. They must take advantage of this economic crisis to consolidate their power. At the G20 meeting, which just began, one of the key topics to be discussed is going to be international regulation of the banking industry. There is nothing secret about it. International politicians are now claiming that a global market economy is the best way to deliver global prosperity, and it is on the docket for the G20 to discuss an international economic stimulus. They plan to crack down on countries that refuse to cooperate with their centralist goals. They call them unregulated shadowy banking centers and they seek a closure of these “tax havens”. They want a strengthened IMF. Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, recently testified to Congress that while he was strongly against international regulation, he supported the idea of common principles being agreed upon at the G20 meeting. Hmmm. Similarly Timothy Geithner testified to Congress he was against joining an international banking system and then less than 24 hours later told the press he would be open to something like that.
So while all of the little people are scurrying around like mice, arguing Democrat versus Republican (when there is little difference between the two), these plutocrats are really the ones running the show. And Obama’s cabinet of “hope and change” consists of the same old political insiders that have haunted the Washington scene for decades. Let us hope that we will not lose what little autonomy this country has left during this Obama administration.