Neo-Fascism in America
by Jim Macgregor
This article details the incredible influence the Rockefeller family
has had over our government. This article coupled with the film
"JFK2 - The Bush Connection" available for free viewing at
v911t.org contain important information everyone in the 911 Truth
movement should know.
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
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 and books.
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 pill'.
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 it said.
'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
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 enterprises."
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 assassinated.)
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
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 from Amazon.com.
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
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 took office.
"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 Commission.)
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 the better."
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 Law."
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 glory.
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 elite:
"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 protégé.
"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
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
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 Nazism.
"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
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
"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
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 Chicago.
"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
"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 accumulation.
"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, democratic means."
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
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,
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 institution.
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
7. Obsession with National security - Fear is used as a motivational
tool by the government over the masses.
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
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 elite.
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 restricted.
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
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
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
This article was first published at www.surfaceonline.org
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