- "They make a desolation and call it peace."
- Was Alan Greenspan really as dumb as he looks in creating
the late housing bubble that threatens to bring the entire Western debt-based
economy crashing down?
- Was something as easy to foresee as this really the trigger
for a meltdown that could destroy the world's financial system? Or was
it done, perhaps, "accidentally on purpose"?
- And if so, why?
- Let's turn to the U.S. personage that conspiracy theorists
most often mention as being at the epicenter of whatever elite plan is
reputed to exist. This would be David Rockefeller, the 92-year-old multibillionaire
godfather of the world's financial elite.
- The lengthy Wikipedia article on Rockefeller provides
the following version of a celebrated statement he allegedly made in an
opening speech at the Bilderberg conference in Baden-Baden, Germany, in
- "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 promises of discretion
for almost forty 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 these years. But the world is now more sophisticated
and prepared to march towards a world government which will never again
know war, but only peace and prosperity for the whole of humanity. The
supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is
surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in the
- This speech was made 17 years ago. It came at the beginning
in the U.S. of the Bill Clinton administration. Rockefeller speaks of
an "us." This "us," he says, has been having meetings
for almost 40 years. If you add the 17 years since he gave the speech
it was 57 years ago-two full generations.
- Not only has "us" developed a "plan for
the world," but the attempt to "develop" the plan has evidently
been successful, at least in Rockefeller's mind. The ultimate goal of
"us" is to create "the supranational sovereignty of an
intellectual elite and world bankers." This will lead, he says, toward
a "world government which will never again know war."
- Just as an intellectual exercise, let's assume that David
Rockefeller is as important and powerful a person as he seems to think
he is. Let's give the man some credit and assume that he and "us"
have in fact succeeded to a degree. This would mean that the major decisions
and events since Rockefeller gave the speech in 1991 have probably also
been part of the plan or that they have at least represented its features
- David Rockefeller at Harvard in 2006
- Therefore by examining these decisions and events we
can determine whether in fact Rockefeller is being truthful in his assessment
that the Utopia he has in mind is on its way or has at least come closer
to being realized. In no particular order, some of these decisions and
events are as follows:
- The implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement
by the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations has led to the
elimination of millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs as well as the destruction
of U.S. family farming in favor of global agribusiness.
- Similar free trade agreements, including those under
the auspices of the World Trade Organization, have led to export of millions
of additional manufacturing jobs to China and elsewhere.
- Average family income in the U.S. has steadily eroded
while the share of the nation's wealth held by the richest income brackets
has soared. Some Wall Street hedge fund managers are making $1 billion
a year while the number of homeless, including war veterans, pushes a
- The housing bubble has led to a huge inflation of real
estate prices in the U.S. Millions of homes are falling into the hands
of the bankers through foreclosure. The cost of land and rentals has further
decimated family agriculture as well as small business. Rising property
taxes based on inflated land assessments have forced millions of lower-and
middle-income people and elderly out of their homes.
- The fact that bankers now control national monetary systems
in their entirety, under laws where money is introduced only through lending
at interest, has resulted in a massive debt pyramid that is teetering
on collapse. This "monetarist" system was pioneered by Rockefeller-
family funded economists at the University of Chicago. The rub is that
when the pyramid comes down and everyone goes bankrupt the banks which
have been creating money "out of thin air" will then be able
to seize valuable assets for pennies on the dollar, as J.P. Morgan Chase
is preparing to do with the businesses owned by Carlyle Capital. Meaningful
regulation of the financial industry has been abandoned by government,
and any politician that stands in the way, such as Eliot Spitzer, is destroyed.
- The total tax burden on Americans from federal, state,
and local governments now exceeds forty percent of income and is rising.
Today, with a recession starting, the Democratic-controlled Congress,
while supporting the minuscule "stimulus" rebate, is hypocritically
raising taxes further, even for middle-income earners. Back taxes, along
with student loans, can no longer be eliminated by bankruptcy protection.
- Gasoline prices are soaring even as companies like Exxon-Mobil
are recording record profits. Other commodity prices are going up steadily,
including food prices, with some countries starting to experience near-famine
conditions. 40 million people in America are officially classified as
- Corporate control of water and mineral resources has
removed much of what is available from the public commons, and the deregulation
of energy production has led to huge increases in the costs of electricity
in many areas.
- The destruction of family farming in the U.S. by NAFTA
(along with family farming in Mexico and Canada) has been mirrored by
policies toward other nations on the part of the International Monetary
Fund and World Bank. Around the world, due to pressure from the "Washington
consensus," local food self-sufficiency has been replaced by raising
of crops primarily for export. Migration off the land has fed the population
of huge slums around the cities of underdeveloped countries.
- Since the 1980s the U.S. has been fighting wars throughout
the world either directly or by proxy. The former Yugoslavia was dismembered
by NATO. Under cover of 9/11 and by utilizing off-the-shelf plans, the
U.S. is now engaged in the military conquest and permanent military occupation
of the Middle East. A worldwide encirclement of Russia and China by U.S.
and NATO forces is underway, and a new push to militarize space has begun.
The Western powers are clearly preparing for at least the possibility
of another world war.
- The expansion of the U.S. military empire abroad is mirrored
by the creation of a totalitarian system of surveillance at home, whereby
the activities of private citizens are spied upon and tracked by technology
and systems which have been put into place under the heading of the "War
on Terror." Human microchip implants for tracking purposes are starting
to be used. The military-industrial complex has become the nation's largest
and most successful industry with tens of thousands of planners engaged
in devising new and better ways, both overt and covert, to destroy both
foreign and domestic "enemies."
- Meanwhile, the U.S. has the largest prison population
of any country on earth. Plus everyday life for millions of people is
a crushing burden of government, insurance, and financial fees, charges,
and paperwork. And the simplest business transactions are burdened by
rake-offs for legions of accountants, lawyers, bureaucrats, brokers,
speculators, and middlemen.
- Finally, the deteriorating conditions of everyday life
have given rise to an extraordinary level of stress-related disease, as
well as epidemic alcohol and drug addiction. Governments themselves around
the world engage in drug trafficking. Instead of working to lower stress
levels, public policy is skewed in favor of an enormous prescription drug
industry that grows rich off the declining level of health through treatment
of symptoms rather than causes. Many of these heavily-advertised medications
themselves have devastating side- effects.
- This list should at least give us enough to go on in
order to ask a hard question. Assuming again that all these things are
parts of the elitist plan which Mr. Rockefeller boasts to have been developing,
isn't it a little strange that the means which have been selected to
achieve "peace and prosperity for the whole of humanity" involve
so much violence, deception, oppression, exploitation, graft, and theft?
- In fact it looks to me as though "our plan for the
world" is one that is based on genocide, world war, police control
of populations, and seizure of the world's resources by the financial
elite and their puppet politicians and military forces.
- In particular, could there be a better way to accomplish
all this than what appears to be a concentrated plan to remove from people
everywhere in the world the ability to raise their own food? After all,
genocide by starvation may be slow, but it is very effective. Especially
when it can be blamed on "market forces."
- And can it be that the "us" which is doing
all these things, including the great David Rockefeller himself, are just
criminals who have somehow taken over the seats of power? If so, they
are criminals who have done everything they can to watch their backs and
cover their tracks, including a chokehold over the educational system
and the monopolistic mainstream media.
- One thing is certain: The voters of America have never
knowingly agreed to any of this.
- By Richard C. Cook
- http:// www.richardccook.com
- Copyright 2008 Richard C. Cook
- Richard C. Cook is a former federal government analyst
who was one of the key figures in the investigation of the space shuttle
Challenger disaster. He is author of the book - Challenger Revealed: An
Insider's Account of How the Reagan Administration Caused the Greatest
Tragedy of the Space Age is Richard C. Cook's personal story of how he
disrupted the cover-ups surrounding the Challenger disaster.