Neo-fascism in America
by Jim Macgregor
Some time ago, The Herald newspaper, Glasgow,
Scotland, published a letter in which I criticised the war in
Iraq and suggested that the neo-cons in the US were a ruling neo-fascist
elite. A trail of letters followed with one correspondent stating
that I was making a serious error labeling them neo-fascist. He
called them "tragically over-zealous apostles of liberal
democracy." Following the lively Herald debate, I was invited
by The Surface to contribute this article.
My interest in America began on the day
after my 16th birthday; November 22, 1963, when President John
F. Kennedy was driven along Deeley Plaza to his death. Within
days I watched Lee Harvey Oswald being led out to his execution
before the assembled media, and I was completely hooked on American
politics. Four decades, thousands of books, and a million conspiracy
theories later, we still don't know the truth about those astonishing
events in Dallas. Like the all-too-many assassinations played
out in front of the rolling cameras, American politics can be
difficult to comprehend.
My own comprehension of American politics
was helped enormously by a profound little essay, Escaping the
Matrix, written by American, Richard K. Moore.  Moore, parallels
the political situation in America with the Wachowski brothers'
film, The Matrix: "The defining dramatic moment in the film
occurs just after Morpheus invites Neo to choose between a red
pill and a blue pill. The red pill promises 'the truth and nothing
more.' Neo takes the red pill and awakes to reality - something
utterly different from anything Neo, or the audience, could have
expected. What Neo had assumed to be reality turned out to be
only a collective illusion, fabricated by the Matrix and fed to
a population that is asleep, cocooned in grotesque embryonic pods.
In the Matrix world, true reality and perceived reality exist
on entirely different planes."
In Moore's Matrix metaphor, doses of
'red pill' allow us to comprehend the true reality of what is
happening as opposed to an illusion deliberately created by the
wealthy, ruling elite. As Morph tells Neo, "The Matrix is
the world that was pulled down over your eyes to hide you from
the truth As long as the Matrix exists, humanity cannot be free."
Television and radio stations, news channels and most newspapers
are owned by the ruling, wealthy elite who control the matrix.
They dispense "blue pills" in the form of matrix propaganda,
deliberately formulated to conceal the truth. While there are
honourable journalistic exceptions, generally we have to look
elsewhere for the 'red pill'. Thankfully, it is becoming more
readily available and less difficult to find. In this article
I will quote from, and refer to, numerous 'red pill' articles
It has personally taken many years of
slow awakening from the matrix narcolepsy for me to find an inverted
reality where what I thought was the truth was a dream, and what
I have awakened to is the reality of a true nightmare. Too many
people believe fascism is only about goose-stepping, jack-booted
Nazis. Too many people believe that American democracy is so strong
that fascists could never take control of America. If you are
sympathetic to those views, I invite you to consider the possibility
that you are mistaken - invite you to sample a small dose of 'red
My first dose of 'red pill' came in the
early 1970s when I returned from voluntary service in Central
Africa. I had worked alongside American Peace Corps volunteers
and would sit with them under the beautiful African night sky,
discussing that devastated continent and the reasons for the starvation
and death that surrounded us there. On my returned from Malawi,
I discovered that a number of those supposedly dedicated Peace
Corp volunteers were US intelligence agency personnel. What they
were doing in Africa was not, in actual reality, delivering American
aid or goodwill, but fermenting huge trouble with their clandestine
activities. I later read the 'red pill' book, Killing Hope, 
about US Military and CIA Interventions since WWII and realised
it was describing American activities which exhibited the very
worst elements of fascism.
Perhaps the only one way to understand
fascism in America today is to trace its historical development
there over the last century. "History, despite its wrenching
pain, cannot be unlived. But if we rise up to meet it head-on,
then history need not be re-lived. When we as a people fail, or
worse yet, refuse to stand up to the injustice of historical past,
then that injustice becomes an ever-present constant in our daily
lives." - Cia Bannar, film maker and human rights activist.
According to the matrix, powerful men
of wealth who controlled America in colonial days, were replaced
after the revolution by genuinely democratic representatives of
the people. Every American school-child is taught that the fifty
five "Founding Fathers" prepared a solid foundation
of democracy upon which the Great Republic was built, and that
Abraham Lincoln's stirring Gettysburg address on "government
of the people, by the people, for the people" meant what
'Red pill' reality is very different,
however as Richard K. Moore writes : "The legislatures,
unfortunately, mostly appointed their delegates [Founding Fathers]
from among their local wealthy elite. The delegates then ensconced
themselves in secret session and proceeded to betray the charter
under which they had been assembled. They discarded the Articles,
and began debating and drafting a wholly new document, one that
transferred sovereignty to a relatively strong central government.
The delegates reneged on the States that had sent them, and took
it upon themselves to speak directly for "We the People".
Thus begins the preamble to their Constitution. In effect they
accomplished a coup d'etat. They managed to design a system that
would enable existing elites to continue to run the affairs of
the new nation, as they had before under the Crown, under a Constitution
that for all the world seems to embody sound democratic principles.
The system was consciously designed to facilitate elite rule and
that is how it has functioned ever since."
It was not until 1850 that most white
adult males could vote; a time when the ideal of the "poor
boy made good" was coming to be seen as the American dream.
One such dreamer was John D. Rockefeller, born in the US in 1839,
the son of a quack conman who sold expensive "miracle cures"
(Seneca oil) to people with cancer. Rockefeller inherited his
father's business ethics and became a war profiteer during the
Civil War. While hundreds of thousands were dying for their cause,
he amassed wealth by selling liquor at vast profit to Federal
troops. With the proceeds Rockefeller bought into small oil concerns
and by 1870, had enough money to set up the Standard Oil Company.
Over the next thirty years, Rockefeller
also bought up railroads and banks and acquired a near monopoly
of the US petroleum industry. By the turn of the century, he was
counted among the richest men in the world. He financed numerous
fine churches and institutions, including the University of Chicago.
Matrix perception was of an extremely generous, Christian benefactor
and philanthropist, but actual 'red pill' reality was very different.
Journalist Ida Tarbell wrote that Rockefeller was involved in
many illegal activities and in her book, The History of The Standard
Oil Company, published in 1904,  exposed how big corporations
were controlling the press and government. "Its power [Standard
Oil] in state and federal government, in the press, in the college,
in the pulpit, is generally recognized."
In the early 20th century, President
George W. Bush's great grandfather, Samuel Bush, owned a steel
factory producing rail-car parts. His son, Prescot Bush, attended
the prestigious Yale University where in his final year in 1917,
he was inducted into the secret society known as "The Order
of Skull and Bones". To this day a mere fifteen young men
of "good birth" are pre-selected each year to Skull
and Bones from the entire 11, 250 student population of Yale.
Rockefellers were also members of Skull and Bones.
Skull and Bones has its roots in the
teachings of German philosopher, George Hegel. The Nazis loved
Hegel's philosophy and Hitler used it, along with Nietzsche and
others, to begin creating his "New World Order." In
the US in the 1920s, Hegelian philosophy was supported by John
D. Rockefeller, who funded the notorious Eugenics Records Office,
with its idea of mass sterilisation of blacks and other "inferiors"
as a means of social control.
Prescot Bush was a member of Skull and
Bones with his friend, Roland "Bunny" Harriman, son
of the massively wealthy Harriman family. This Harriman - Bush
connection is discussed in George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography,
 "The Harrimans would become the sponsors of the Bushes,
to lift them onto the stage of world history."
Several years after leaving Yale, Prescot
Bush was made director of Harriman's bank; Brown Brothers Harriman.
It was the largest private investment bank in the world (the bank's
website today boasts reserves of almost $3 billion). In the early
20th century, John D. Rockefeller and his friends, including Harriman,
had taken control of American politics and politicians. Using
their wealth from banking, oil, railroads and weapons manufacture,
Rockefeller and Harriman had politicians in their pocket. They
placed individuals such as Samuel Bush in senior government positions,
enabling the siphoning off of huge amounts of federal funds.
With World War 1 raging in Europe, large
profits were there for the taking. Sam Bush, the rail-car parts
manufacturer, with no relevant experience whatsoever in weapons
procurement, was made chief of ordnance for the War Industries
Board. Bush was handed government control of small arms and ammunition
purchasing and liaised with big armaments firms to supply the
war effort. Rockefeller owned the Remington Arms Company and received
huge government orders from Bush. Remington supplied over half
of the ammunition and 69% of the rifles used by the US in World
War 1. Tarpley and Chaitkan write: "The US and British
arms companies owned by these international financiers, poured
out weapons abroad in deals not subject to the scrutiny of any
electorate back home. The same gentlemen later supplied weapons
and money to Hitler's Nazis."
In 1921, the elite founded the American
branch of the Council on Foreign Relations - CFR - an organisation
which, to this day, controls the world economy and most of its
politics. According to its website, CFR is "A non-partisan
center dedicated to a better understanding of the world and the
foreign policy choices facing the US and other governments."
In 'red pill' reality it is a front for the elite to use their
wealth to subvert nation states. In the 1930s they invested in
German corporations which began building Hitler's war machine.
Walter Lipmann, a young man on President Woodrow Wilson's team
was charged with running the CFR. Lipmann, a man of extreme views,
spoke of "the rascal multitude" of the people as "ignorant
and meddlesome outsiders, a herd which has to be controlled by
an intellectual specialist class."
President Wilson also appointed John
Edgar Hoover as Assistant Attorney General. Hoover was another
man with extreme views and instigated the war on the "red
scare" where espionage and sedition acts were used to launch
a campaign against radicals and any left wing organizations. Thousands
of innocent citizens were arrested and many forcibly shipped to
Russia. J. Edgar Hoover was later appointed Director of the national
police organization the FBI, and served as such from 1924 until
his death in 1972. The US newspaper industry was controlled by
the elite and Hoover ensured that the newly emerging radio stations
would voice no opinion critical of the government - Hoover controlled
the issue of broadcasting licences.
In 1926, Prescot Bush was made vice president
of Harriman's Union Banking Corporation of New York. It was becoming
a Bush family affair - President of the bank was Bert Walker (George
W. Bush's maternal great-grandfather). Union Banking had been
set up by Harriman in partnership with the immensely wealthy Thyssen
family of Germany. Funds were transferred back and forth to Germany
through a Thyssen subsidiary bank in Holland. Fritz Thyssen was
the prime sponsor of Adolf Hitler's Nazi movement.
"Hitler who promised a "New
World Order" had the backing of banks, industrialists, and
transnational corporations, including those controlled or directed
by America's leading families, and the father of George H. W.
Bush." R. Joseph, America Betrayed .
Tapley and Chaitkan write , "In
May 1933, just after the Hitler regime was consolidated, an agreement
was reached in Berlin for the coordination of all Nazi commerce
with the USA. The Harriman International Co was to head a syndicate
of 150 firms and individuals, to conduct all exports from Hitler
Germany to the United States. This pact had been negotiated in
Berlin between Hitler's economics minister, Hjalmar Schacht, and
John Foster Dulles, international attorney for dozens of Nazi
John Foster Dulles and his brother, Alen
Dulles, were the lawyers looking after Bush family fortunes and
investments in Nazi Germany. John Dulles would later become the
US Secretary of State and the great power in the Republican Party
of the 1950s. Allen Dulles would become head of the CIA.
Rockefeller's Standard Oil Co. built
large oil refineries in Germany for the Nazis and continued to
supply them during the Second World War. In October 1942 the Bush
banking operations in New York were investigated by the US government
under the Trading with the Enemy Act. The capital trading stock
of the Union banking Corporation, owned by Prescot Bush, Bunny
Harriman and three German Nazi executives, was seized.
A number of prominent and wealthy Americans,
including the Bush and Rockefeller families, helped support and
build the fascist regimes of Franco, Mussolini and Hitler, with
nearly 70 percent of the money that flooded into Germany during
the 1930s coming from investors in the US. Henry Ford was building
cars and trucks in his German factories for Hitler's war effort,
while simultaneously making huge fortunes at home in America.
Hitler awarded Ford the German Grand Cross for his efforts. IBM
was similarly involved.
In the inter-war years the Kennedy clan,
another of America's rich elite families, was making huge fortunes
on the stock market and through bootlegging. Joseph Kennedy, multi-millionaire
father of president to be, John F. Kennedy, was a friend of President
Roosevelt and made large contributions to his election funds.
Roosevelt appointed Kennedy Ambassador to Britain in early 1938
and while there, he befriended Viscountess Nancy Astor, the Nazi
supporter. As fiercely anti-communist as they were anti-Semitic,
Astor and Kennedy, like so many of their contemporaries, looked
upon Hitler as a possible solution to both these "world problems."
A small cabal of immensely wealthy families,
friends and golf acquaintances who had either financed and armed
Hitler or otherwise supported his rise to power, would go on to
dictate almost every facet of American politics and global economics
in the second half of the 20th century.
In 1951, Prescot Bush reclaimed Union
Bank from the US Alien Property Custodian and went off to the
Senate as the Republican for Connecticut. (He was re-elected in
1956 and again in 1963.) In 1953, Dwight Eisenhower, yet another
old friend and favourite golf partner of Prescot Bush, became
President and filled his government with Rockefeller men. His
first Secretary of State was John Foster Dulles, the Bush family
lawyer from the Nazi days. Brother, Allen Dulles, who had legally
represented the Nazi Thyssen bank in Holland, was appointed US
Intelligence chief in post war Germany. Back in 1937, Dulles had
been hired by Prescot Bush to "cloak" his Union Bank
accounts. Effectively, any information in post-war Germany regarding
Bush and American complicity with the Nazis was now silenced.
Eisenhower's vice president, Richard
Nixon, was groomed for Presidency from early days by the elite.
In 1950 Nixon chaired the House Un-American activities committee
investigating "The Communist threat" in America and
with great relish re-commenced the "red scare" witch
hunt of earlier years. This witch hunt, where thousands of decent,
honest citizens were hounded unmercifully, was enthusiastically
continued by Senator Joe McCarthy.
In the election following Eisenhower's
two terms, Joe Kennedy's son, John F. Kennedy, defeated Richard
Nixon. Kennedy immediately drafted Rockefeller men in to his administration.
Dean Rusk, head of the Rockefeller Foundation, was installed as
Secretary of State. His vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a
close friend of J. Edgar Hoover.
Kennedy seriously upset plans the elite
had to "neutralize" President Castro of Cuba. The elite
blamed Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs disaster and told him to "muster
his courage" for both a second attempt at invading Cuba,
and an escalation in Vietnam. Kennedy appeared reluctant on both
counts and fired Allen Dulles director of the CIA and his CIA
deputy, Charles Cabell. Cabell's brother, coincidentally, was
mayor of Dallas in 1963 when Kennedy was shot. One commentator
wrote, "Kennedy was beginning to act like a man who thought
he was President of the United States." Lyndon Johnson was
sworn in immediately after Kennedy's assassination and, incredible
as it now seems, drafted the sacked Allen Dulles onto the controversial
Warren Commission to "investigate" Kennedy's assassination.
Johnson served as President until 1969,
when Richard Nixon was installed. (JFK's brother, Bobby Kennedy,
who had a good chance of taking the Presidency in '69, was also
Five years later, in 1974, Richard Nixon's
Vice President Spiro Agnew was forced to resign following trumped
up charges allegedly organised by Nelson Rockefeller. Rockefeller,
Governor of New York. (Rockefeller had been "elected"
Governor in 1958 and re-elected in '62, '66 and '70. He unsuccessfully
sought the Republican Presidential nomination in 1960, '64 and
'68.) Nelson Rockefeller's ego was straining the elite's most
precious asset of anonymity to its limit. He believed the Presidency
should be his and, despite being constantly advised otherwise,
made every attempt to get it. Nixon, under pressure to nominate
him as his Vice President, refused and chose Gerry Ford instead.
Prescot Bush's son, George W. H. Bush,
a Yale Skull and Bones member like his father, was an insider
and member of the Nixon administration. Bush, who had his own
off-shore oil company in the Gulf of Mexico, was made director
of the CIA.
Nixon resigned the Presidency after the
Watergate affair blew up. (Numerous commentators now suggest that
he had no involvement with the break in at Democratic Party offices
and believe that Watergate was nothing more than a contrivance
designed by the elite (Rockefeller) to be found and to point the
blame at Nixon and bring him down.) Gerald Ford was installed
as President of the United States without ever having faced the
electorate. He chose Nelson Rockefeller as his Vice President.
Two unelected individuals were now running the country with Rockefeller
now a mere heartbeat away from the position he so coveted. During
his time as President, Ford survived two assassination attempts.
Throughout the Nixon and Ford presidencies,
Henry Kissinger, a Rockefeller man and influential council member
of Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations, was in charge of
US foreign policy. Kissinger had been on the private payroll of
Rockefeller as his personal "foreign policy adviser"
for many years.
Jimmy Carter (Democrat) followed Gerald
Ford from 1977-81, then Ronald Reagan (Republican) from 1981-89.
Prescot Bush's son, George W. H. Bush, a Yale Skull and Bones
man, followed Reagan from 1989 until '93.
Bill Clinton, Democrat, followed Bush
from 1993 to 2001 and he too filled his cabinet with the elite's
place-men. Clinton was taught in the School of Foreign Service,
Georgetown University, by his favourite historian, Professor Carroll
Quigley. In 1966, Quigley had written a book  on the elite's
control of world affairs which had caused them a considerable
degree of anxiety. While Quigley's book was entirely sympathetic
to their aims of world domination, the elite were extremely upset
that it allowed ordinary people a forbidden glimpse of the workings
of the matrix:
"The powers of financial capitalism
have another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world
system of financial control in private hands able to dominate
the political system of each country and the economy of the world
as a whole. The system is controlled in a feudalistic fashion
by the central banks of the world acting in concert and by secret
agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.
I know of the operations of the network because I have studied
it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early
1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion
to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life been
close to it and many of its instruments My chief difference of
opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its
role in history is significant enough to be known."
The elite reacted quickly when the book
was published, ensuring it was pulled from the bookshelves nationwide
and "recalled faster than exploding Easter bunny" Although
it was never published again, second hand copies are available
Following two-term Clinton, came the
grandson of Prescott Bush (and son of President George H. W. Bush);
Skull and Bones member George Walker Bush. Four years later, Bush
became a second term president when he defeated Democrat Senator
John F. Kerry. Kerry, almost unbelievably, is yet another member
of Skull and Bones.
In the US Presidential elections it matters
little to the elite if the successful candidate is Democrat or
Republican; indeed it is all part of their absurd deception and
pretence of democracy since they control both. The deception does
not come cheap; during the most recent presidential primary season,
$360 million of elite money went to George W. Bush, and $318 million
elite money to John Kerry. (Each received a further $74.6 million
from the public purse.) A candidate independent of the elite has
no chance whatsoever of reaching the White House. Ralph Nader
in 2004, for example, had the relatively paltry sum of $4 million
dollars to launch and conduct his campaign.
Interesting though the background of
each of the individual millionaire US Presidents might be, the
real power in America lies with the Rockefeller dynasty and the
three organisations it controls: The Council on Foreign Relations,
which helped build the Nazi war machine in the 1930s - Chairman
emeritus; David Rockefeller. The Trilateral Commission, founded
in 1973 by David Rockefeller. The Bilderberg club formed in 1954
- most active member, David Rockefeller.
These three organisations are interlinked
and, in 'red pill' reality, work in tandem to achieve world domination
by the elite. Members of each have been listed by Robert Gaylon
Ross in his book, Who's Who of the Elite . He writes: "They
occupy key positions in government, the mass media, financial
institutions, multinational corporations, the military, and the
national security apparatus." The two families who are really
in charge are the Rockefellers and, in the UK and Western Europe,
the House of Rothschild. In 1998 Rockefeller was reputedly worth
$11.5 trillion and Rothschild over $100 trillion.
The Bilderberg club (named after the
hotel in which its first meeting was held) is the high chamber
of the high priests of capitalism. Every member pledges absolute
secrecy on what has been discussed at annual meetings. The online
Asia Times, 2003, provides a very rare glimpse into the Bilderberg
club in a column headed "The Masters of the Universe"
: "Expert strategists attend to polish and reinforce a
virtual consensus; an illusion that globalization, defined under
their terms - that what's good for banking and big business is
good for everybody else - is inevitable and for the greater good
of humankind. Bill Clinton in 1991 and Tony Blair in 1993 were
invited to attend and duly 'approved' by the club before they
"The club mingles central bankers,
defence experts, press barons, government ministers, prime ministers,
royalty and international financiers. Guests this year, along
with Rumsfeld and Perle (US Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz is
also a member) included David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Queen
Beatrix, Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain. The Bilderberg
does not invite - or accept - Asians, Middle Easterners, Latin
Americans, or Africans." (Prime Minister Tony Blair attended
when Shadow Home Secretary and his close friend, adviser and confidant,
Peter Mandelson now attends the Bilderberg club. Mandelson, now
Britain's man in Europe, is also a member of Rockefeller's Trilateral
David Rockefeller and his long time right
hand man, Henry Kissinger, are the major players in this cabal.
It has been said of Kissinger that "only the ignoramus and
sycophant can glorify this man whose heartlessness and guile wrought
terrible agony and human loss in the third world." A small,
but typical example of Kissinger's contempt for humanity came
when he was Secretary of State in the Ford administration in 1976;
a time when the slaughter of so-called Marxists in Argentina,
and the erasure of much of Argentina's left, was at its height.
Trade union organisers, student activists and their families and
sympathisers were systematically tortured and by the end of the
dictatorship, about 30,000 people had been disappeared. The US
gave both money and high-level political endorsement to the generals
in their murderous campaign. Kissinger congratulated the Junta
on their "very good results": "Our basic attitude
is that we would like you to succeed. I have an old fashioned
view that friends ought to be supported The quicker you succeed
In his book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger,
Christopher Hitchins  has pieced together some of the most
odious of Kissinger's actions which "merit the basis of prosecution
for crimes against humanity, war crimes and offences against International
This then, is the man who has had such
incredible power and influence in America, indeed the entire world,
for the best part of forty years. Perhaps the fact that President
George W. Bush appointed him chairman of the commission instructed
to investigate the September 11 attacks, tells us something. (Kissinger
quickly resigned when he learned it would require giving details
of his business connections.)
Today, Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission
web pages present the following mission statement on its website
: "The Trilateral Commission was formed in 1973 by private
citizens of Europe, Japan and North America to help think through
the common challenges and leadership responsibility of the democratic
industrialised area in the wider world."
Apart from this matrix lie, the website
provides some interesting reading and unwittingly gives us a small
dose of 'red pill' reality: on the 25th Anniversary meeting on
December 1, 1998, tributes and toasts to David Rockefeller were
the order of the day. I have edited the worst excesses, but they
can be read on the website, if so desired, in their full, sycophantic
George Berthoin, former European Chairman
of The Trilateral Commission: "We know, for sure now, that
the future will involve more than the three corners of our triangle
[North America, Western Europe, Japan]. Technology has abolished
time and space as the traditional basis of governance. A new form
has to emerge and with more actors. The qualities of innovation
we demonstrated for the last twenty-five years are challenged
again. The moment is coming when it will be clear to all, in particular
to us - friends and members of the Trilateral Commission - that
the best, maybe the only way, to defend the interests, traditions,
and hopes we cherish will be to place them resolutely within the
context offered by the disciplines and opportunities of a genuine
world order, genuine because created and recognised by all as
fair and legitimate. The first global history of mankind is about
to start. A new window is opening. The challenge is clear."
Henry Kissinger: "David [Rockefeller],
he is now over 80, has done great things in his life, but he is
a little bit naïve. He believes that any good idea can be
implemented. And, by God, you have to be a little bit innocent
to do great things. Cynics don't build cathedrals. David's function
in our society is to recognize great tasks, to overcome the obstacles,
to help find and inspire the people to carry them out, and to
do it with remarkable delicacy David, I respect you and admire
you for what you have done with the Trilateral Commission. You
and your family have represented what goes for an aristocracy
in our country - a sense of obligation not only to make it materially
possible, but to participate yourself in what you have made possible
and to infuse it with the enthusiasm, the innocence, and the faith
that I identify with you and, if I may say so, with your family.
And so I would like to propose a toast that this be preserved
to us for a long time."
On a separate occasion, David Rockefeller
stated: "We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New
York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors
have attended our meetings and respected their promise of discretion
for almost 40 years It would have been impossible for us to develop
our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights
of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated
and prepared to march towards world government. The super national
sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is preferable
to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
Perhaps the best description of how the
elite operate comes from the late Senator Barry Goldwater, Presidential
candidate of the Republican Party back in 1964. Senator Goldwater,
a close friend of both JFK and Joe McCarthy, was considered a
saber rattling, extreme right wing conservative. Following his
death, the Washington Post wrote: "Unlike nearly every other
politician who ever lived, anywhere in the world, Barry Goldwater
always said exactly what was on his mind. He spared his listeners
nothing." This eulogy appears to be confirmed in one of Goldwater's
books, With no Apologies,  in which he presents an astonishingly
frank exposé of the unfettered power and aspirations of
"The Council on Foreign Relations
has placed its members in policy-making with the State Department
and other federal agencies. Every secretary of State since 1944,
with the exception of James F Byrnes, has been a member of the
council. Almost without exception, its members are united by a
congeniality of birth, economic status and educational background.
I believe that the Council on Foreign relations and its ancillary
elitist groups are indifferent to communism. They have no ideological
anchors. In their pursuit of a New World Order, they are prepared
to deal without prejudice with a communist state, a socialist
state, a democratic state, a monarchy, an oligarchy - it's all
the same to them.
"When we change presidents, it is
understood to mean that the voters are ordering a change in national
policy. Since 1945, three different Republicans have occupied
the White House for 16 years, and four democrats have held this
most powerful post for 17 years. With the exception of the first
seven years of the Eisenhower administration, there has been no
appreciable change in foreign or domestic policy. There has been
a great turnover in personnel, but no change in policy. Example:
during the Nixon years, Henry Kissinger, a council member and
Nelson Rockefeller protégé, was in charge of foreign
policy. When Jimmy Carter was elected, Kissinger was replaced
by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a council member and David Rockefeller
"Whereas the Council on Foreign
Relations is distinctly national, representation is allocated
equally to Western Europe, Japan and the United States. It is
intended to act as the vehicle for multinational consolidation
of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of
the political government of the United States.
"Zbigniew Brzezinski and David Rockefeller
screened and selected every individual who was invited to participate
in shaping and administering the proposed New World Order The
Trilateral organization created by David Rockefeller was a surrogate
- its members selected by Rockefeller, its purpose defined by
Rockefeller, its funding supplied by Rockefeller Examination of
the membership roster establishes beyond question that all those
invited to join were members of the power elite, enlisted with
great skill and singleness of purpose from the banking, commercial,
political and communications sectors In my view, the Trilateral
Commission represents a skilful, coordinated effort to seize control
and consolidate the four centers of power - political, monetary,
intellectual and ecclesiastical.
"The Trilateral Commission even
selects and elevates its candidates to positions of political
power. David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski found Jimmy Carter
to be an ideal candidate, for example. They helped him to win
the Democratic nomination and the Presidency . To accomplish
their purpose, they mobilized the money power of the Wall Street
bankers, the intellectual influence of the academic community
- which is subservient to the wealthy of the great tax-free foundations
- and the media controllers represented in the membership of the
Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. It
was no accident that Brzezinski and Rockefeller invited Carter
to join the commission in 1973. But they weren't ready to bet
all their chips on Carter. They made him a founding member of
the commission but to keep their options open they also brought
in Walter Mondale and Elliot Richardson, a highly visible Republican
member of the Nixon administration, and they looked at other potential
Goldwater's testimony is all the more
astonishing coming from a man with considerable knowledge of the
core of the matrix and who was no radical of the left. Goldwater
was the only Republican Presidential candidate not to be the CFR
choice for the presidential nomination in the last 50 years.
The elite inner-circle members of the
Bilderberg club, Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission,
conspire to politically, and economically, dominate the entire
world under their New World Order, or Globalisation as they now
prefer to name it.
Since the Second World War, Rockefeller's
Council on Foreign Relations has filled key positions in virtually
every administration. Since Eisenhower, every man who has won
the nomination for either party (except Goldwater in 1964) has
been directly sponsored by Rockefeller's CFR.
Before defining the characteristics of
fascism, we should look at the neo-conservatives who run the US
government on behalf of the elite. In her book, Leo Strauss and
the American Right,  Shadia Drury, professor of political
theory at the University of Calgary, Canada, names current politicians,
political advisers, administration and Supreme Court officials,
who were followers of the teachings of the fascist Leo Strauss.
Leo Strauss (1899- 1973) was a philosopher
at the University of Chicago (built by Rockefeller money) where
he taught many of those currently involved in the US administration.
Strauss left Nazi Germany in 1934 having been given a Rockefeller
Foundation bursary and is considered to be the "fascist godfather"
of today's neo-cons.
According to Jeffery Steinberg in Executive
Intelligence review : "A review of Leo Strauss' career
reveals why the label 'Straussian' carries some very filthy implications.
Although nominally a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany (he actually
left for a better position abroad, on the warm recommendation
of Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt), Strauss was an unabashed proponent
of the three most notorious shapers of the Nazi philosophy: Friedrich
Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. Recent biographies
have revealed the depth of Heidegger's enthusiasm for Hitler and
"The hallmark of Strauss's approach
to philosophy was his hatred of the modern world, his belief in
a totalitarian system, run by 'philosophers' who rejected all
universal principles of natural law, but saw their mission as
absolute rulers, who lied and deceived a foolish 'populist' mass,
and used both religion and politics as a means of disseminating
myths that kept the general population in clueless servitude."
Professor Shadia Drury  provides
a fascinating glimpse into the mindset of the neocons "Leo
Strauss was a great believer in the efficacy and usefulness of
lies in politics. Public support for the Iraq war rested on lies
about Iraq posing an imminent threat to the United States - the
business about weapons of mass destruction and a fictitious alliance
between al-Qaeda and the Iraq regime. Now that the lies have been
exposed, Paul Wolfowitz [Straussian] and others in the war party
are denying that these were the real reasons for the war.
"The idea that Strauss was a great
defender of liberal democracy is laughable. I suppose that Strauss's
disciples consider it a noble lie. Yet many in the media have
been gullible enough to believe it. The ancient philosophers whom
Strauss most cherished believed that the unwashed masses were
not fit for either truth or liberty, and that giving them these
sublime treasures would be like throwing pearls before swine A
second fundamental of Strauss's ancients has to do with their
insistence on the need for secrecy and the necessity of lies.
In his book Persecution and the Art of Writing, Strauss outlines
why secrecy is necessary. He argues that the wise must conceal
their views for two reasons - to spare the people's feelings and
to protect the elite from possible reprisals. The people will
not be happy to learn that there is only one natural right - the
right of the superior to rule over the inferior, the master over
the slave and the wise few over the vulgar many.
"I never imagined when I wrote my
first book on Strauss that the unscrupulous elite that he elevates
would ever come so close to political power, nor that the ominous
tyranny of the wise would ever come so close to being realised
in the political life of a great nation like the United States.
But fear is the greatest ally of tyranny."
Shadia Drury is by no means alone in
her desperate concern. Francis A. Boyle, Professor of Law, University
of Illinois law school writes : "I entered the University
of Chicago in September of 1968 shortly after Strauss had retired.
But I was trained in Chicago's Political Science Department by
Strauss's foremost protégé, co-author, and literary
executor Joseph Cropsey. Based upon my personal experience as
an alumnus of Chicago I concur completely with Professor Drury's
devastating critique of Strauss. I also agree with her penetrating
analysis of the degradation of the American political process
by Chicago's Straussian cabal.
"Chicago routinely trained me and
numerous other students to become ruthless and unprincipled Machiavellians.
That is precisely why so many neophyte neo-con students gravitated
towards the University of Chicago. The University of Chicago became
the 'brains' behind the Bush Jr. Empire and his Ashcroft Police
State. Attorney General John Ashcroft received his law degree
from the University of Chicago in 1967. Many of his 'lawyers'
at the Department of Injustice [sic] are members of the right-wing,
racist, bigoted, reactionary, and totalitarian Federalist Society
(aka 'Feddies'), which originated in part at the University of
"According to his own public estimate
and boast before the American Enterprise Institute, President
Bush Jr. hired about 20 Straussians to occupy key positions in
his administration Just recently the University of Chicago officially
celebrated its Bush Jr. Straussian cabal. Only the University
of Chicago would have the Orwellian gall to publicly claim that
Strauss and Bloom [a Strauss protégé] cared one
whit about democracy let alone comprehend the 'ideals of democracy'.
"Do not send your children to the
University of Chicago where they will grow up to become warmongers
like Wolfowitz or totalitarians like Ashcroft! The neo-con cabal,
currently ruling America and in charge of pursuing the New World
Order agenda is, according to Professors Drury and Boyle, "a
tyranny of warmongers and unscrupulous elites from an intellectual
and moral cesspool."
What are the implications of this "New
World Order", or "Globalization" as it is now called?
Richard K. Moore  writes: "The course of world events,
for the first time in history, is now largely controlled by a
centralised global regime. This regime has been consolidating
power ever since World War II and is now formalising that power
into a collection of centralised institutions and a new system
of international 'order'. Top western political leaders are participants
in this global regime, and the strong Western nation state is
rapidly being dismantled and destabilised. The global regime serves
elite corporate interests exclusively. It has no particular regard
for human rights, democracy, human welfare, or the health of the
environment. The only god of this regime is the god of wealth
"In two centuries the Western world
has come full circle from tyranny to tyranny. The tyranny of monarchs
was overthrown in the Enlightenment and semi-democratic republics
were established. Two centuries later those republics are being
destabilised and a new tyranny is assuming power - a global tyranny
of anonymous corporate elites. This anonymous regime has no qualms
about creating poverty, destroying nations, and engaging in genocide.
"Humanity can do better than this
- much better - and there is reason to hope that the time is ripe
for humanity to bring about fundamental changes We can oust the
elites from power and reorganise our economies so that they serve
the needs of the people instead of the needs of endless wealth
accumulation. This is our Revolutionary Imperative. Not an imperative
to violent revolution, but an imperative to do something even
more revolutionary - to set humanity on a sane course using peaceful,
Bottom line, are the neo-cons driving
this agenda neo-fascist? Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist,
published research on fascism  in which he examined the fascist
regimes of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Suharto and several Latin
American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common
to each fascist State:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
- Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos,
slogans, symbols, songs and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen
everywhere as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the recognition of Human
Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security,
the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights
can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The
people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture,
summary executions, assassinations, long incarceration of prisoners,
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats
as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic
frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or
foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists;
socialists; terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when
there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given
a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic
agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military are glamorized.
5. Rampant sexism - The government of
fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated.
Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more
rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and
the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family
6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes
the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other
cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation,
or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship,
especially in war time, is very common.
7. Obsession with National security -
Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the
8. Religion and Government are intertwined
- Government in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion
in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious
rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even
when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed
to the government's policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected - The
industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation are often
the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a
mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power
10. Labor Power is suppressed - Because
the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist
government, labor unions are either eliminated, or are severely
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the
Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility
to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors
and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression
in the arts and letters is openly attacked.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
- Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless
power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook
police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism.
There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited
power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption -
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends
and associates who appoint each other to government positions
and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends
from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for
national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even
outright stolen by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes
elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times
elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassinations
of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting
numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of
the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries
to manipulate or control elections.
Benito Mussolini - who knew something
about fascism - had a more straightforward definition: "Fascism
should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger
of state and corporate power."
Abraham Lincoln stated, "I see in
the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes
me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have
been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money
power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working
upon the prejudices of the people, until wealth is aggregated
in a few hands and the republic is destroyed."
The small, but ruthless, group of men,
the "money power" described by Lincoln, has stolen democracy
from the American people. An ever-growing number of informed Americans,
however, are fighting a brave, but desperate rear-guard action
to retrieve that democracy. Will we give them our total support
now, or simply sit back and watch as the entire planet is taken
back to the dark ages? "The only thing necessary for evil
to flourish is for good men to do nothing."
Jim Macgregor is a 57 year old retired
doctor. For many years he was a family practitioner and visiting
Medical Officer to Glenochil Prison, one of Scotland's high security
prisons. Through his prison work, he developed a special interest
in miscarriages of justice and is a member of the Miscarriage
of Justice Organisation. MOJO (Scotland). You can contact Jim
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