The Power Elite (1956) by Columbia University Psychologist C. Wright Mills
The nation’s immediate problem is that while the common man fights America’s wars, the intellectual elite sets its agenda. Today, whether the West lives or dies is in the hands of its new power elite: those who set the terms of public debate, who manipulate the symbols, who decide whether nations or leaders will be depicted on 100 million television sets as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ This power elite sets the limits of the possible for Presidents and Congress. It molds the impressions that move the nation, or that mire it.
The Real War (1980) by President Richard Nixon
At the national level, this conditioning of the public might be brought about via certain crises, such as a terrorist attack…. For the sake of peace and security, people may be willing to give up certain aspects of their freedoms to some extent.
The Globalists: The Power Elite Exposed (2001) by Dennis L. Cuddy, PhD (two months before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001)
While there are conspiracies going on in the world today, the pursuit of world government now is no longer conspiratorial in the sense of being hidden or secret. Rather, it’s what socialist author H.G. Wells called “The Open Conspiracy,” as prominent people such as Bill Clinton and George Bush have openly written in support of a one-world government. It will probably be a World Socialist Government, synthesizing western capitalism and eastern communism known Communitarianism. In fact, Joseph Stalin in a speech at Sverdlov University in April 1924 pronounced that:
- “The amalgamation and collaboration of nations within a single world system of economy… constitutes the material basis for the victory of socialism.” And regarding what world government will ultimately mean, it will be authoritarian and repressive, for as Lord Acton wrote: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
In 1891, gold and diamond magnate Cecil Rhodes formed a secret society, the Society of the Elect, to “absorb the wealth of the world” and “to take the government of the whole world,” according to Rhodes. According to Professor Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton’s mentor at Georgetown University, in The Anglo-American Establishment, Rhodes’ conspiratorial secret society lasted almost 60 years. By that time, enough members of the society and Rhodes scholars had penetrated the areas of politics, economics, journalism and education so that the society was simply replaced by a network of power elite, who would openly pursue a one-world government. According to Quigley:
- “The [Rhodes] scholarships were merely a façade to conceal the secret society, or more accurately, they were to be one of the instruments by which members of the secret society could carry out Rhodes’ purpose.”
And in case anyone doubts the credibility of Professor Quigley regarding this matter, The Washington Post article (March 23, 1975) about him and his information obtained from the power elite’s “secret records” was titled, The Professor Who Knew Too Much.
Cecil Rhodes’ secret society was comprised of a small “Circle of Initiates” and a larger semi-secret “Association of Helpers” which formed Round Table Groups.
Rhodes scholars today will tell you that Rhodes abandoned his conspiratorial plans, instead opting simply to establish Rhodes scholarships. However, Association of Helpers member Arnold Toynbee, a world famous British historian, revealed in a June 1931 speech to the Institute for the Study of International Affairs at Copenhagen:
- “We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands, because to impugn the sovereignty of the local nation states of the world is still a heresy for which a statesman or publicist can perhaps not quite be burned at the stake but certainly ostracized or discredited.” (See “The Trend of International Affairs Since The War” in the November 1931 edition of the Royal Institute of International Affairs’ journal International Affairs.) Note: This was decades after Rhodes established his scholarships.
Members of the Round Table Groups along with members of the Fabian (Socialist) Society as well as “the Inquiry” (a group formed by President Woodrow Wilson’s chief advisor, Col. Edward M. House) formed the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Great Britain, and its American branch, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Both Professor Quigley in Tragedy and Hope and CFR member Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. in A Thousand Days have referred to the CFR as a “front” for the power elite. And in Men and Powers, former West Germany chancellor Helmut Schmidt referred to the CFR as “the foreign policy elite,” which prepared people for “top-level missions” in government and “other centers of international policy” and “had very silent but effective ways of seeing to its own succession.”
Members of Rhodes’ secret society networked with Fabian Socialists, who established the London School of Economics in 1895. One early Fabian, H.G. Wells, in New Worlds for Old explained what he called “a plot,” whereby heads of state would come and go, but bureaucrats trained at the London School of Economics, for example, would remain in government, making rules and regulations furthering the goals of the Fabian Socialists. Wells broke with the Fabians, not in terms of goals, but only in believing they should be open about them, as he explained the coming synthesis of western capitalism and eastern communism into a world socialist government. In this regard, he authored The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution (1928) and The New World Order (1939), in which he said sovereign nations would end and “countless people… will hate the new world order… and will die protesting against it.”
The power elite understood that it would be difficult to get the people of the world to accept a world government all at once, and so a gradual approach was suggested. Association of Helpers member and Canadian Rhodes scholar P.E. Corbett in Post-War Worlds (1942) wrote:
- “A world association binding together and coordinating regional groupings of states may evolve toward one universal federal government…. World government is the ultimate aim, but there is more chance of attaining it by gradual development.”
More recently, at Mikhail Gorbachev’s first State of the World Forum in 1995, Zbigniew Brzezinski (President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor) announced that:
- “we cannot leap into world government through one quick step, but rather via progressive regionalization.”
During the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the trend toward socialism was obvious, but even after World War II it continued, as U.S. Rep. Carroll Reece on April 6, 1956 delivered a speech saying:
- “We approach closer and closer to socialism,” and “The foundation-financed cartel promotes the idea of government by an elite.”
One of the elite was Rhodes Scholar Walt Rostow who, in The United States in the World Arena (1960), proposed “an end to nationhood as it has been historically defined.” He became Deputy National Security Advisor for President John F. Kennedy, whose Secretary of State was Rhodes scholar Dean Rusk, who in September 1961 issued Freedom From War: The U.S. Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World.
The same year “Freedom From War” was issued, another Rhodes scholar, Richard Gardner, became Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and three years later, while still in that position, authored In Pursuit of World Order. The Foreword to this book was written by Rhodes Scholar Harlan Cleveland, who has been a CFR member, Ambassador to NATO, Director of International Affairs at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, and Chairman of the U.S. Weather Modification Advisory Board. Cleveland’s books include The Third Try at World Order, Birth of a New World, and The Global Commons: Policy for the Planet.
How would “World Order” be pursued? In the April 1974 edition of the CFR’s Foreign Affairs, Richard Gardner wrote in The Hard Road to World Order, that it would involve “an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.” He believed that approach would “accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault,” and he further explained how GATT could be involved in the process. Gardner would eventually become an advisor on the United Nations to CFR member Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, after which he would become U.S. Ambassador to Spain, from which would produce Marxist Javier Solana as the head of NATO with the support of the Clinton administration.
Bill Clinton had become a Rhodes scholar in the late 1960s with support from Professor Quigley and Rhodes scholar U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, who had authored Old Myths and New Realities (1964), announcing:
- “Indeed, the concept of national sovereignty has become in our time a principle of international anarchy…. The sovereign nation can no longer serve as the ultimate unit of personal loyalty and responsibility.”
During then Governor Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, his Rhodes Scholar roommate at Oxford University, CFR director Strobe Talbott, wrote in Time (July 20, 1992) that:
- “Perhaps national sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all…. But it has taken the events in our own wondrous and terrible century to clinch the case for world government.”
For that article, Talbott would receive the World Federalist Association’s Norman Cousins Global Governance Award, and on June 22, 1993, President Clinton would send a congratulatory letter to the WFA regarding the award, saying that previous WFA president Norman Cousins had worked for world peace “and world government.” President Clinton ended the letter by wishing the WFA “future success.” The WFA’s objective is world federal government, and in 1994 it published The Genius of Federation: Why World Federation Is the Answer to Global Problems, in which it had strategized:
- “Let the U.N. establish new agencies such as the International Criminal Court…. National sovereignty would be gradually eroded until it is no longer an issue. Eventually a world federation can be formally adopted with little resistance.” In November 2003, the WFA merged with the Campaign for United Nations Reform to form a new organization called Citizens for Global Solutions with the motto “Building a World Community Under Law.”
During his presidency, Bill Clinton would also develop a close relationship with British Prime Minister Tony Blair (a vice-president of Socialist International), whose The Third Way: New Politics for the New Century calling for “ethical socialism” was published in September 1998 by the Fabian (Socialist) Society. And in The Washington Post (April 7, 1999), Rhodes Scholar E.J. Dionne, Jr. wrote A World Safe for Socialism, describing how the Democratic Leadership Council had:
- “Found itself playing host… to four Western European leaders whose parties have socialist and social democratic roots…. All subscribe to versions of the ‘Third Way’ approach to politics that Blair and Clinton have been marketing.”
When Bill Clinton was first campaigning for the presidency, he took a “tough” stand concerning policy toward Communist China. However, over the years of his two-term presidency, his policies toward that nation took a dramatically friendlier shift. On ABC’s This Week (March 15, 1997), Rhodes Scholar and former Clinton administration communications director George Stephanopoulos (CFR member) revealed:
- “There were a lot of reasons the president changed his policy on China…. It had little to do with [Chinese] contributions.”
And when Cokie Roberts on the same program, said, “It had more to do with American money,” Stephanopoulos replied: “Council on Foreign Relations, Lehman Brothers, Goldman-Sachs, absolutely.” Quite a few Rhodes scholars have occupied high-level positions with Goldman-Sachs over the years.
At this point, someone might say that they understand that Cecil Rhodes had a secret society to take over the world, and that Rhodes scholars like Robert Reich, Ira Magaziner, James Woolsey and others played important roles in the Clinton Administration. But, they might say, “That’s all over, isn’t it, now that Clinton has left office?”
It’s important to remember, though, in this regard what Professor Quigley said in his book Tragedy and Hope. He noted that William C. Whitney and others of wealth in the late 19th century developed a plan whereby they would control both major political parties through financial contributions, and then have those parties alternate power so that the public would think it had a choice – an excellent example of the Hegelian Dialectic Process functioning in the political realm.
Professor Quigley said that Whitney’s plan lasted about 16 years, and after that:
- “’The Eastern Establishment’ (power elite) moved the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates toward the political center, assiduously fostering the process behind the scenes.”
Professor Quigley also confessed:
- “The process was concealed as much as possible and the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”