Mentioning the Council on Foreign Relations in a negative sense, especially being the moving force of the New World Order, will immediately earn anyone the social ostrinization identification as a "right wing fanatic." The problem with relating the purpose of the mission of the CFR to the understanding of the average citizen is explaining just how and what the organization has done in the past 80 years, what it is doing today, and what it proposes to do tomorrow, affects his or her freedom, security, and even the pocketbook.
After the United States rejected membership in the League of Nations after World War I, some prominent Americans got together to from their own private club to discuss world problems and attempt to bring their influences to bear on solving world problems. The organization took the name of Council on Foreign Relations. Membership in the CFR is by invitation only, and although the membership is not a secret matter, deliberations and decisions are secret. Article three of the CFR's bylaws states: "If you are a member, and reveal any of the secrets of the meetings, you will be disbarred or asked to leave."
Edith Kermit Roosevelt (granddaughter of President Theodore Roosevelt) wrote in the Indianapolis News (12/23/61): ". . . the best way to fight communism is by a one world socialist state governed by 'experts' like themselves (CFR) . . . policies which favor . . . gradual surrender of United States sovereignty to the United Nations."
In July 1948, Sir Harold Butler wrote an article that appeared in the CFR's Foreign Affairs publication titled, "A New World Takes Shape." CFR coined the phrase "New World Order," and it appears throughout the organizations pronouncements, publications, and speeches of principal proponents, dating back into the 1920's. James P. Warburg, CFR member, told a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee: "We shall have world government, whether or not we like it . . . by consent or conquest." On September 13, 1949, Senator Glen Taylor of Idaho stated: "We would have to sacrifice considerable sovereignty to the world organization to enable them to levy taxes in their own right to support themselves." To quote statements regarding the goals of the CFR in promoting a world government to eliminate war and poverty would be redundant.
In 1954, the Rockefellers anointed a rising political star, Henry Kissinger, to lead the CFR as a shepherd in international diplomacy, to lead sheep nations into the greener pastures of the NEW WORLD ORDER (see our April 1997 Prophetic Observer). Dr. Kissinger's latest book, Diplomacy (900 pages) concerns the diplomatic road that we have traveled to this international "paradise." The last chapter in Diplomacy is titled, "New World Order Reconsidered."
Mao Tse Tung once stated: "Political power comes out of the end of a gun." Was Mao right? To borrow an advertising phrase from Hertz: "Not Exactly!" Without a strong economic foundation, no empire, national or international, can get off the ground. Neither political or military purpose can survive much longer than a generation without financial resources. The Soviet Union is a good example. Augustus taxed the entire Roman empire to raise funds to sustain the Roman military forces that kept the empire together. Mao himself, when his economic policies failed, offered to resign to the Central Committee in Beijing in 1965. Only a scheme to blame China's economic woes on the counter-revolutionaries, capitalists, and religionists that had not yet been liquidated saved Mao from political disgrace. This started the most brutal decade of murder, persecution, and slavery in historythe Cultural Revolution.
However, by 1971 Mao was running out of blood to let, the nation was in chaos, so on February 27 of that year, Henry Kissinger sent his famous Shanghai Letter to President Nixon. This event was celebrated in a CFR presentation on C-Span with Henry Kissinger presiding on February 27, 1997. The Shanghai communiqué paved the way for President Nixon to visit Mao, leading the way for opening world markets for Chinese products. Dr. Kissinger, speaking for the CFR, became an apologist for China's Communist government. Dr. Kissinger stated, in reference to the Tinnamin Square massacre of students: "China remains too important for America's national security to risk the relationship on the emotions of the moment. No government in the world would have tolerated having the main square of its capital occupied for eight weeks by tens of thousands of demonstrators" (Washington Post/LA Times 8/19).
The approximate 3000 students were killed or sent to prison labor camps throughout China. The Tinnamin Square affair was not just in Beijing, it was all over the nation. Only a mild protest was sent by the United States. Students in China who had come to accept U.S. democratic idealism felt betrayed. The United States lost face.
In 1972, Dr. Kissinger saved Saddam Hussein when the CIA deserted the Kurds in exchange for a lucrative oil arrangement with Iraq. Dr. Kissinger was doubtless behind the Oslo Agreement which saved Arafat. As Joseph Alsop once observed regarding Dr. Kissinger's diplomacy: ". . . so somber that it is close to anti-American. The American view is all optimism and all morality . . . That is not the way Henry Kissinger thinks. He never expects any nation to put morality above the chance of great gain" (Daily Oklahoman 9/11/73). Being the CFR's guiding light, we would expect Kissinger's views to be those of the CFR.
However, the CFR, in order to wield political influence, must be backed with economic power. Keeping in mind that CFR membership is by invitation only, consider these CFR members who are international bankers:
Alan Greenspan: ChairmanFederal Board of Governors, ChairmanFederal Open Market Committee, former member of the Trilateral Commission
Ellen Futter: ChairmanFederal Bank, New York
Robert Forrestal: PresidentFederal Bank, Atlanta
E. Gerald Corrigan: PresidentFederal Bank, New York, former Vice ChairmanFederal Open Market Committee
William McConough: PresidentFederal Bank, New Vice ChairmanFederal Open Market Committee
Paul Volker: Former ChairmanFederal Reserve Board of Governors, member of the Trilateral Commission
Richard Cooper: ChairmanFederal Bank, Boston
Bobby R. Inman: ChairmanFederal Bank, Dallas
Robert F. Erburu: ChairmanFederal Bank, San Francisco
This preceding list of CFR banking membership is only a partial one, and doubtless much larger and inclusive. According to the April 30, 1989, edition of the New York Times, Kissinger and Associates represent 30 multinational companies, including American Express, H. J. Heinz, ITT, Lockheed, etc. Dr. Kissinger's role as the most powerful international business lobbyist in the world also gives him vast political power, enabling CFR to also expand its goals for the so-called New World Order. Kissinger's clients include those doing business in oil producing countries of the Middle East, manufacturing, merchandising, agriculture in South America, Central America, China, Japan, Micro-Asia, etc.
The Council on Foreign Relations keeps memberships, or associate memberships, in such international units as the Trilateral Commission, Club of Rome, and Bildebergers. CFR membership is also inclusive of West Point Superintendents, Allied Supreme Commanders, Secretaries of Defense, and Military Policy members. Media memberships include Time, New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. Federal Government memberships include presidents, State Department, National Security Council, Ambassadors, Senate, and the House. The CFR also exerts influence on United States personnel at the various United Nations agencies, which is natural, because UN goals usually parallel CFR's goals.
We pulled off the Internet the complete list of Bilderberger attendees at their last meeting in Toronto, May 30 to June 2, 1996. The list of 120 include kings, queens, prime ministers, international corporations' CEOs, presidents, banking executives, etc. A few of the more interesting attendees were:
Peter Carrington: Honorary Secretary General for Europe and Canada, Great Britain
Martti Ahtissaari: President of Finland
Lloyd Bentsen: Former Secretary of the Treasury
Conrad Black: CEOHollinger Group, Jerusalem Post
William Buckley: National Review
Ulrich Catellieri: Deutsche Bank, Germany
Jon Corzine: Goldman Sachs, USA
Flavio Cotti: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
Gazi Ercel: Central Bank of Turkey
Henry Kissinger: ChairmanKissinger Associates, CFR member
Winston Lord: Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Sam Nunn: Senator from Georgia
William J. Perry: Secretary of Defense
David Rockefeller: Chase Manhattan Bank, CFR member
George Stephanapoulos: Senior Advisor to President Clinton
Alexander J. Trotman: ChairmanFord Motor Company
The list continues to read like WHOSE WHO in international banking, business, government, and education. Many of those attending were prominent professors at major world universities.
It is not our intention to depict members of the CFR in business, banking, government, and the military as conscious participants of some dark and evil conspiracy planning to put Americans under some kind of world dictatorial authority. The goals of the CFR have been well publicized over the past seventy years. Most Americans who are even aware of the CFR consider its objectives as visionary rather than a pressing political certainty or reality. Senators, Congressmen, and others in some branch of government service, doubtless for the most part consider an invitation to CFR membership as an honor; and after all, CFR membership enhances political career opportunities and potentiality.
Nevertheless, according to the well documented statement of goals by prominent CFR membership, CFR consensus is to surrender national identity and constitutional authority to a world government when the time is convenient. CFR consensus proposes this is the only answer to mankind's future survival. The means are justifiable as long as this utopian international state is realized at the end of the all political and economic efforts.
That such a world government will one day become a reality is beyond question or a shadow of doubt. The ruler who will head the coming New World Order is called the "man of sin . . . the son of perdition" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. This world government and its king is referred to often in the book of Daniel.
In Revelation 13:7, we are informed that this coming world ruler will have power "over all kindreds, and tongues and nations." This will be absolute political power.
In Revelation 13:8, we read that this person will be worshipped as a god by "all that dwell upon the earth . . . whose names are not written in the book of life." This will be absolute ecclesiastical power.
In Revelation 13:16-17, it is foretold that everyone in the world must have his mark and number in order to "buy or sell." This will be total economic power.
Empires are identified as predatory beasts in the Bible because empires grow by eating up other nations: bear, lion, leopard, etc. (Dan. 7). The coming world empire depicted in Revelation 13 is called the ultimate beast (Rev. 13:2). The political and economic segments of a possible world government are now in view. Ecclesiastical or religious entities are depicted by women in scripture, both good and evil. The ecclesiastical organization of Revelation is not yet on the back of the beast. However, from Revelation 17 we know that she will come forth riding on the back of the Beast. Protestantism is splintered with no real international identification or power. The two remaining possibilities are Islam and Roman Catholicism. At present there is no Mahadi to speak for unified Islam, but there is a common voice for Rome, the pope.
The last two editions of the Prophetic Observer are not to be construed that we are indulging in a semi-political campaign to save the world from the New World Order. Only Jesus Christ will save mankind from another Babel.
The gospel of the apostles of the New World Order not only entails the persuasion of politics, but also the love of lucre. Each compliment the other. In following the trail of the Revelation beast, it is easier to follow the dollar than political pollution.
The Vatican sends and receives political ambassadors from all over the world. The Roman Catholic Church also comprises one of the largest financial empires in the world. In the areas of politics and economics, the Roman Catholic Church always acts in its own self interest, vis-à-vis Constantine, Charlemagne, Hapsburg, Mussolini, Hitler, etc. When the beast of Revelation 13 appears, the harlot of Revelation 17 will ride it.
Jesus said of our day: "when ye shall see all these things." Today, everyone sees, but only a few perceive. Seven times we read the words of Jesus in the messages to the churches in Revelation: "He that hath an ear, let him hear." Today, everyone hears but few comprehend. It is no wonder that we read in 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4: "For yourselves know perfectly (plainly) that the day of the Lord (Great Tribulation) so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they (the unsaved world) shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them(the unsaved world), as travail upon a woman with child; and they (the unsaved world) shall not escape (evidently meaning that the saved will escape). But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." [ Source: http://www.swr.com ]