David Rockefeller is probably the longest lived power behind the ‘throne’ in American history, at least that we know of. His contribution to the creation of the ‘New World Order,’ is one of life long service. This man is arguably the most active representative of the shadow government.
Gary North masterfully summarizes Rockefeller as follows;
He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in
1940. Yes, his grandfather had provided money to create the school, but
the economics department was rigorous. He did not get a free ride
academically. Yet he showed no signs of that department’s moderate free
He served as chairman of Chase-Manhattan Bank
(1969-81), a giant bank in his day, which merged with a giant, J. P.
Morgan-Chase. Wikipedia writes:
Under his term as
CEO, Chase spread internationally and became a central pillar in the
world’s financial system; Chase has a global network of correspondent
banks that has been estimated to number about 50,000, the largest of any
bank in the world. In 1973, Chase established the first branch of an
American bank in Moscow near the Kremlin, in the then Soviet Union. That
year Rockefeller traveled to China, resulting in his bank becoming the
National Bank of China’s first correspondent bank in the United States.
He did not bother with minor temporary positions.
a private capacity Rockefeller has met with and advised every American
President since Eisenhower and has even at times served as an unofficial
emissary on high-level diplomatic missions. President Jimmy Carter
offered him the positions of United States Secretary of the Treasury and
Federal Reserve Chairman but he declined both instead preferring a
He has close connections with the Dulles family.
well as knowing Allen Dulles and his brother John Foster Dulles–who
was an in-law of the family–since his college years, it was in
Rockefeller Center that Allen Dulles had set up his WWII operational
center after Pearl Harbor, liaising closely with MI6 which also had
their principal U.S. operation in the Center. He also knew and
associated with the former CIA director Richard Helms, as well as
Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt Jr., a Chase Bank employee and former CIA
agent whose first cousin CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. was involved in
the Iran coup of 1953. Also, in 1953, he had befriended William Bundy, a
pivotal CIA analyst for nine years in the 1950s, who became the Agency
liaison to the National Security Council, and a subsequent lifelong
friend. Moreover, in Cary Reich’s biography of his brother Nelson, a
former CIA agent states that David was extensively briefed on covert
intelligence operations by himself and other Agency division chiefs,
under the direction of David’s “friend and confidant”, CIA Director
It is not just that he had connections. They had him as their connection.
his life, Rockefeller has participated in and even created a number of
policy groups aimed at responding to domestic and international
concerns. In 1947, Rockefeller was invited to join the board of the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; serving on the board were
such figures as Alger Hiss, John Foster Dulles (chairman), Dwight D.
Eisenhower, and IBM President Thomas J. Watson. He accepted the
prestigious appointment and was subsequently instrumental in relocating
the Endowment’s headquarters to a site opposite the new United Nations
headquarters building, with a Chase Bank branch on the ground floor . . .Rockefeller
began a lifelong association with the Council on Foreign Relations
(CFR) when he joined as a director in 1949, the youngest member
appointed to that position yet. He would later become head of the
nominating committee for future membership and after that the chairman
of this foreign policy think-tank . . .
In 1992, he was selected
as a leading member of the Russian-American Bankers Forum, an advisory
group set up by the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to
advise Russia on the modernization of its banking system, with the full
endorsement of President Boris Yeltsin.
He founded the Trilateral Commission in 1973.
He adopted this approach to criticisms from the Right: “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!” In his 2002 Memoirs, he wrote:
more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the
political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my
encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the
inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and
economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal
working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing
my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others
around the world to build a more integrated global political and
economic structure–one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I
stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
He was probably the most influential private citizen in the world in the second half of the twentieth century.
He was named the Honorary Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.
THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
The Rockefeller-CFR connection is ancient. Wikipedia writes:
the late 1930s, the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation began
contributing large amounts of money to the Council. In 1938 they created
various Committees on Foreign Relations, which later became governed by
the American Committees on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.,
throughout the country, funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation.
Influential men were to be chosen in a number of cities, and would then
be brought together for discussions in their own communities as well as
participating in an annual conference in New York. These local
committees served to influence local leaders and shape public opinion to
build support for the Council’s policies, while also acting as “useful
listening posts” through which the Council and U.S. government could
“sense the mood of the country”.Beginning in 1939 and lasting for
five years, the Council achieved much greater prominence within the
government and the State Department, when it established the strictly
confidential War and Peace Studies, funded entirely by the Rockefeller
Foundation. The secrecy surrounding this group was such, that the
Council members who were not involved in its deliberations were
completely unaware of the study group’s existence. It was divided into
four functional topic groups: economic and financial, security and
armaments, territorial, and political. The security and armaments group
was headed by Allen Welsh Dulles who later became a pivotal figure in
the CIA’s predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services. The CFR
ultimately produced 682 memoranda for the State Department, marked
classified and circulated among the appropriate government departments.
critical study found that of 502 government officials surveyed from
1945 to 1972, more than half were members of the Council. During the
Eisenhower administration 40% of the top U.S. foreign policy officials
were CFR members (Eisenhower himself had been a council member); under
Truman, 42% of the top posts were filled by council members. During the
Kennedy administration, this number rose to 51%, and peaked at 57% under
the Johnson administration.
Rockefeller replaced John J. McCloy as Chairman of the CFR in 1970. McCloy had held the position for 17 years. He had been Rockefeller’s mentor. Rockefeller held the position until 1985. He remains the honorary Chairman.
He has had a long and prosperous life. But all good things must come to an end.
grandmother died three months before he was born. She was an
evangelical Baptist. It is a tradition worth adopting, while there is
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