- President Bill Clinton's official biography states that
he is a Blythe.
- We have all heard the tear-jerking story of how he was
born Billy Blythe, how his father died three months before he was born
when he drowned after his car careened into an irrigation ditch, how he
was adopted by a man named Clinton, whose name he took. It is a familiar
scene from the black-and-white movie that is Clinton's past.
- Despite this storyline, however, questions have lingered
about the true facts of the President's ancestry since he first stepped
onto the national stage in 1992. This debate has been fueled in part by
the President's political enemies, masters of the low blow. But it has
also been re-ignited, time and again, by the Clinton team itself. They
have always acted as if they were hiding something about Clinton's heritage.
- Remember how, following his election, Clinton went in
search of his Blythe cousins?
- Generally, when one has just been elected President of
the United States, it is deemed unnecessary to go in search of one's long-lost
cousins. Traditionally, they are expected to come to you.
- Then we have the first inaugural of William Jefferson
Clinton in 1992. The President and First Lady scheduled, and then abruptly
cancelled, a sojourn to Monticello that was to immediately follow his Inaugural
Address. Was this done to disguise the fact that the 42nd President was
a direct descendant of the 3rd President, the sage of Monticello, Thomas
- At least one long-time friend of the President has made
public statements that would tend to support the premise that Bill Clinton
is, in fact, related to Thomas Jefferson. William McDonough, today the
dean of architecture at the University of Virginia (the university that
Jefferson founded), told a Sustainability Project symposium in California
in 1994 that William Jefferson Clinton is "the seventh lineal descendant
of Thomas Jefferson." He called upon Clinton to act in the spirit
of his ancestor by drafting "A Declaration of Interdependence,"
one that would include the biosphere, just as Jefferson authored a Declaration
of Independence on behalf of humans. Clinton later appointed McDonough
to his Commission on Sustainable Development.
- This explanation of the President's "hidden heritage"
was confirmed by a Clinton cousin in 1994, who stated that she and the
President were related to novelist John Grisham, and that both are descendants
of Thomas Jefferson.
- Other theories about the President's lineage have been
advanced over the years by muckraking journalists who have implied that
something sinister lies lurking in Clinton's genetic code. Two of the most
spirited the Clinton years have seen are Sherman Skolnick and Ace Hayes.
- Skolnick, the Chicago-area court activist and author
of recent anti-Bush jeremiads, has alleged that President Clinton is not
a Jefferson, as McDonough and others have purported, but, in fact, a Rockefeller,
specifically, the illegitimate son of Governor Winthrop Rockefeller of
Arkansas, Clinton's political godfather.
- In this vein, Hayes, the late, great editor of the <IPortland
Free Press,</I speculated that Clinton is the illegitimate son of FDR's
son, Elliott, which would make him, like his putative grandparents, Eleanor
and Franklin, a "Charlemagne descendant."
- After he was re-elected in 1996, Burke's Peerage, the
British aristocratic heritage society [in full BURKE'S GENEALOGICAL AND
HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE PEERAGE, BARONETAGE, AND KNIGHTAGE], whose pronouncements
are deemed authoritative, stated that Bill Clinton, a descendant of Hugh
Capet and Robert I of France, has more "royal blood" than any
president in American history. Curiously, Burke's Peerage also stated that
the candidate with the most "royal blood" has won every presidential
election since our Republic was founded.
- Subsequent events would bear out the certainty that Clinton
has royal blood and the raffish propensity to disseminate this royal blood,
willy-nilly, in the libidenous manner of a debauched monarch. I am speaking
of the blood evidence in the Lewinsky case.
- In the sordid season of 1998, when the stain on Monica's
blue dress was analyzed, the President's "blood" -- to put it
politely -- was found to have genetic markers possessed by only one in
every five *trillion* Caucasians. Holy blood, holy grail, Batman! Could
this uncommon combination of chromosomes have been created by the "kissin'
cousins" of Hope? It seems doubtful. Talk to a mathematician. Rather,
perhaps Bill pleasured Monica with a cigar not merely to prove that he
is a polite smoker, but also to preserve the divine substance of his royal
- As he prepares to leave office and resume life as a mere
mortal again, and walk and talk among us, royals and commoners alike, and
become president of Dreamworks, and chase women, humidore in hand, Clinton's
true paternity remains a lot like George Frost Kennan found Russia to be,
"a mystery wrapped inside a riddle wrapped inside an enigma."
What to make of this undistinguished President's distinguished lineage?
Who is he?
- One line of research that hasn't been explored, but that
might be, with telling results, I suspect, is the possibility that Bill
Clinton is a direct descendant of Cecil Rhodes, the British oligarch who
founded The Roundtable and the Rhodes Scholars Program
- If this were the case, active concealment of Clinton's
ancestry might have been necessary to cloak the fact that he is a close
blood relative of one of the principal figures in the vanguard of the world
- At Georgetown, Clinton was a protege of Professor Carroll
Quigley, who wrote the seminal history of the New World Order, 'Tragedy
& Hope.' As President, Clinton, a member of the Council on Foreign
Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and The Bilderbergers, has proven
himself to be a tireless toiler for transnationalism. He has supported
every free trade measure that would help his friends, the corporations,
and defended every move that would cause NATO and the UN peace-keepers
to become the building blocks around which a world police force can be
- We have to put Clinton's concealment of his heritage
in its historical moment. Clinton came to power precisely at the time that
President George Bush was being roundly castigated for uttering the phrase
"a New World Order." With the anti-government movement rapidly
degenerating into a militia movement, public revelation of the fact that
Clinton is a descendant of arch-NWO conspirator Cecil Rhodes would have
been more than merely controversial. It would have put his Presidency,
and perhaps even his physical security, in immediate danger. Hence, the
- Three lines of research support the hypothesis that Bill
Clinton is related in some way to Rhodes. Admittedly, they are tenuous
leads at best, but I think that they merit diligent investigation by those
with the time and the inclination to unwrap the riddle, the mystery, and
the enigma that is Billy Blythe.
- First, Bill Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, but
left without taking his degree, which is hard to do. You have to really
screw up at Oxbridge to be "sent down." He seems to have taken
his Oxford degree for granted. By comparison, his classmates, Robert Reich
and Strobe Talbott, behaved as if they would be expected to actually earn
their degrees. Did Clinton truly fail academically, or was there resentment
among faculty members that he had been selected for this meritocratic program
merely because he was a descendant of its founder and patron, Cecil Rhodes?
- Second, check any British heritage site on the World
Wide Web, and you will find that "Clinton," the President's adoptive
surname, is an Oxfordshire family name.
- This odd fact again implicates Clinton, said to be an
ordinary boy from Hope, with the town of Oxford, that shadowland of arch
cabalist Cecil Rhodes, long before he even became a Rhodes Scholar.
- Third, and finally, we have the documentary evidence.
These include photographs of Bill Clinton and Cecil Rhodes taken in their
maturity. Phenotypes tend to change, sometimes dramatically, over the course
of many generations, but over the course of only several ones, it is quite
common for a striking physical resemblance to be passed down between a
father and a son, a grandfather and a grandson.
- I invite the reader to examine the photograph of Cecil
Rhodes taken at mid-life, found at David Icke's web-site, at www.davidicke.com/icke/articles2/rd-table.html.
Look at the sanctimonious self-seriousness expressed in clenched jaws;
the irregular, roughly oval-shaped face; the heavily wrinkled, flinty blue
eyes; the small mouth; the gray hair flecked with white that Rhodes, like
Clinton after him, possessed as distinguishing facial features at mid-life.
- As surely as they grow big watermelons in Arkansas, and
cousins copulate with cousins there, Cecil Rhodes looked like Bill Clinton
with a moustache! Close, but no cigar, you say? If you doubt this, then
I invite you to find another human genome to be part of. _____
- Basiago, a lawyer, journalist, and novelist educated
at UCLA and Cambridge, writes frequently on matters of politics, social
justice, and the environment. He can be reached on the web at AndrewDBasiago@aol.com.
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