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Thursday, March 24, 2011

How To Bring A Country To It's Knees - Part II - The Rise of The Central Bank And The C.F.R.

 Travis Jackson, CC

“We wield over American political and economical 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 structure, one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” -
David Rockefeller - Council on Foreign Relations:

“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine & other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promise of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plans for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government." -
David Rockefeller, Co-founder of the Trilateral Commission:

"There appears to be no evidence that the American people themselves are even aware of the catastrophic events soon to overtake them." -
Steve LeFemine, independent candidate for Congress

"Our worst fears confirmed! We are suffering a coup d,etat in America. It is in the final stages of completion...the program to abrogate American Sovereignty...May God have mercy on America." -
Lawrence Patterson Criminal Politics (May-June 2006)

These quotes are alarming, not just in the fact that these revelations go against our ingrained sense of freedom that we believe we posses, but against the express guidelines of freedom that have been afforded to us in our Constitution. An attack on our sovereignty is an attack on all of us - democrat or republican, our government is now beholden to influences that are corrupt and evil, and we the citizens are at their mercy.

I could stop there and many would say I'm an alarmist, conspiratist, or any of the key words the media uses to label anyone who questions our countries direction and their march toward a "one world government." The government itself has begun to take a stand against its own citizens as is seen in the controversial "Missouri papers" that were issued to law enforcement personnel. These papers stated in a secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center that Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag are domestic terrorists and compares them with radical race hate groups and terrorists. This is merely the latest example in an alarming trend which confirms that law enforcement across the country is being trained that American citizens are a dangerous enemy.

Perhaps due to the outlandish and shocking nature of the document, some people are still having difficulty believing it is real.

(download pdf file here)

In order to understand why "informed citizens" are the enemy, you have to understand that power and money are at the crux of of all of America's ills.

The fall began in 1913. After several unsuccessful attempts to establish a lasting central bank in the United States, the Federal Reserve was born during a secret meeting on Jekyll Island. Seven very powerful men that represented one quarter of the worlds wealth met together and drafted what would later be known as the Federal Reserve Act. These men represented the great financial institutions of Wall Street and Europe.

These men were:

1)Nelson Aldrich - Republican "whip" in the Senate, Chairman of the National Monetary Commision, business associate of J.P. Morgan, and father in law of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
2)Abraham Piatt Andrew - Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
3)Frank A. Vanderlip - president of the National City Bank of New York (the most powerful of the banks at the time) and representing William Rockefeller and the international investment banking house of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
4)Henry P. Davidson - Senior partner of the J.P. Morgan Company
5)Charles D. Norton, president of J.P. Morgan's First National Bank of New York
6)Benjamin Strong - head of J.P. Morgan's Bankers Trust Co.
7)Paul M. Warburg - a partner at Kuhn, Loeb & Co, a representative of the Rothschild banking dynasty in England and France, and brother to Max Warburg who was head of the Warburg banking consortium in Germany and the Netherlands.

These seven men had five goals:
1)Stop the growing competition from the nation's newer banks
2)Obtain a franchise to create money out of nothing for the purpose of lending
3)Get control of the reserves of all banks so that the more reckless ones would not be exposed to currency drains and bank runs
4)Get the taxpayer to pick up the cartel's inevitable losses
5)Convince Congress that the purpose was to protect the public.

(To truly understand this monster, you need to understand both fractional reserve banking and central banking which we will get to in Part III.)

These men realized that in order to achieve their goals and create this cartel, they had to partner with the politicians that ran Washington and that the structure of their creation would have to be a central bank. With their special interests now being influential in both major parties, these men faced little political resistance in achieving their goals. With a "secret sect" on Wall Street and in Washington reportedly numbering around 270, they worked on passing the Federal reserve act.

At the time, most Americans distrusted centralization of power as well as the big banks. They had witnessed the rise and fall of The Bank of the United States (1816-36), Wall Street's early attempt at an American central bank. Their efforts were thwarted by President Andrew Jackson, who believed that it threatened the nation. He wrote, "The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government, the distress it had wantonly produced...are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it."

Central banks had also been staunchly opposed by Thomas Jefferson, who wrote, "The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution...if the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." Both of these men strove for a virtual elimination of government from American life. It was to be a government without debt and with no direct federal or excise taxes.

However, the money powers that ruled Wall Street and Europe had other plans. On the opposing side of the debate were advocates of a strong national government that was empowered to vigorously intervene in the domestic economy. These proponents felt that a more “liquid," or more easily inflatable money supply would assist in funding the mass expenditures required for such “robust” government action. They were known as Hamiltonian Federalists in the early years and were later called Whigs and Republicans. (note: It would not be long before the inflationary view came to dominate both political parties. Today, the American people have forgotten, or more correctly, are conditioned against the warnings of our founding fathers on the dangers of a powerful federal government and the central banks.)

The bankers, of course, belonged to the latter view. Having waged this battle for economic supremacy since the inception of the country, they began a silent war against the hearts, minds, and better judgments of the citizenry. The powerful elite, recognizing an opportunity for "change," found their salvation by funding and manufacturing the Progressive Era through which the ideas of a "better society" would allow them to take over business and industries across America. (sound familiar?)

In order to accomplish this, "special interests" formed an alliance with the “opinion-molding classes” – media, academia, philanthropists, etc. This was not difficult, as most that comprised these classes were statist in nature. These influential men and women already believed that government intervention was needed to force "good" social change upon the citizenry. Propaganda was used to convince the people that government action was required to save the free market and more government controls needed to protect the public interest. (note: this still goes on today, with media, and educational institutions "shaping" the minds of young people so they will grow up not questioning government intervention and behaving as "good citizens.")

One of the key figures in the early 1900's that helped transform the mindset of the people of this nation, and, more notably, those in Washington, was a Texan named Edward M. House. He was a key individual before and during the Wilson administration. He would go on to help establish the income tax, the Federal Reserve System, would coin the phrase "league of nations," draft the covenant for the League of Nations (now the U.N.) and preside over the creation of the Council on Foreign Relations (C.F.R.).

Col. Edward M. House inherited a fortune estimated at around $1.5 million. His father, Thomas William House came to Texas to fight under Sam Houston and was an American agent for the Rothschild's London Banking interests. The elder House said he wanted to raise his sons to "know and serve England" and thus surrounded himself with prominent members of the Fabian Society.

In the winter of 1911-1912, Edward House wrote Philip Dru: Administrator. House said he was working towards "Socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx..." This book was a fictional plan that detailed the conquest of America through the takeover and control of both the Republican and Democratic parties. The detailed plan went on to use these political parties as the tools to usher in a socialist world government. Central to this plan was the importance of creating a graduated federal income tax and a central bank. The book also outlined an inheritance tax, suggested taking functions away from the states and handing them over to the central government, and devised a means that would guarantee that no candidate in a primary might be nominated whose views were not in accord with "theirs."

After writing his book, House gave it to his father-in-law, Dr. Sidney E. Mezes. Mezes, who read and approved the book, was Director of the College of the City of New York and former President of the University of Texas. With Mezes' endorsement and encouragement, House sent his book to future Wilson cabinet member David F. Houston. Houston declared the work economically sound but said the fiction in it was so thin that he advised it be rewritten as a serious work.

After his November 1912 election, President Woodrow Wilson, on vacation in Bermuda, read Philip Dru for the first time. Arthur Howden Smith wrote, "In nine months the Wilson administration completely reorganized the financial structure in accordance with the conceptions outlined in 'Philip Dru.'" From 1912-1914, Wilson's legislative program "was largely the program of House's book..."

Interestingly, another key figure who read the novel, was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy. FDR went on to become President and authored "The New Deal." Although the propaganda machine still running in our school systems touts the brilliance of this legislation, there are important things that pro-New Dealers would prefer not be mentioned, such as the similarities between Roosevelt’s philosophy and programs and those of Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler and Karl Marx.

For more than 125 years, the American people had lived under an economic system in which people kept everything they earned and decided for themselves what to do with it. Economic activity was, by and large, free of government regulation. Charity was voluntary, even with respect to taking care of parents.

That’s what was known as freedom, free markets, and free enterprise. Despite what statists say about the supposed "horrors" of the Industrial Revolution, this unique and unusual economic system brought about the most prosperous, and most charitable nation in history. Although this prosperity would take a huge blow with the enactment of the 16th Amendment and the Federal Reserve System, "The New Deal" succeeded in permanently establishing an entirely new economic system in America, one we commonly refer to today as the welfare state and the regulated economy.

FDR gave a speech in Troy, NY on March 3, 1912 in which he laid out his philosophy. He placed the "liberty of the community" over "the liberty of the individual." He said competition was bad but cooperation was good. The speech was a concerted assault on the idea of private property. "...why can we not...predict that the state will compel every farmer to till his land or raise beef or horses?" He also claimed that the state could force "idle" men to labor. He imposed no limits on the power of the state. His definition "by liberty we mean happiness and prosperity" is not liberty at all but could as well mean slavery. He pointed to the Germans as proving that we "had passed beyond the limits of the individual."

In his first inaugural speech, FDR said, "rulers of the exchange of mankind's goods have failed" and threatened Congress and asked for dictatorial powers. It is easy to deduce that many if not most of FDR's ideas and opinions were spawned from Philip Dru and similar works (see Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto)

(Now back to House)

In 1917 a bookseller wrote regarding the House book: "As time goes on the interest in it becomes more intense, due to the fact that so many of the ideas expressed...have become laws of this Republic, and so many of his ideas have been discussed as becoming laws."

In 1918, Franklin K. Lane, Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of the Interior, stated in a private letter: "All that book has said should be, comes about...The President comes to Philip Dru, in the end."

Charles Seymour called Col. House "the unseen guardian angel of the (Federal Reserve) bill."

The Warburgs, the Kuhns, the Rockefellers, and the Morgans put their faith in House to turn the tide and on November 17, 1913, Paul Warburg requested an interview with House to include two men: Jacob Schiff, a representative of the European Rothschild financial dynasty whose assigned task was to seize control of the money supply of the U.S. Government, and Cleveland Dodge, a wealthy backer of Wilson. The Federal Reserve Act was passed by a small percentage of Congressmen on December 23, 1913, in a contrived meeting over Christmas break, and afterword, Schiff wrote to House. In his letter he stated "I want to say a word of appreciation to you for the silent, but no doubt effective work you have done in the interest of currency legislation..."

After his work in helping to create the Federal Reserve, House then turned to international affairs. With his powerful connections with international bankers in New York and Europe, represented by such people as Paul and Felix Warburg, Otto H. Kahn, Louis Marburg, Henry Morgenthau, Jacob and Mortimer Schiff and Herbert Lehman, Edward House worked on creating the Council on Foreign Relations. All the bankers that were part of the original 270-secret crowd that created the Federal Reserve System were all in the original (CFR) membership. They included Nelson Aldrich, Frank Vanderlip, Jacob Schiff, Averell Harriman, Bernard Baruch, J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller. (some of the names on this list might look familiar)

With the influence of House paving the way, associates of J.P. Morgan and Company created an American parallel group to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a British Round Table group. The purpose of this British institute was to coordinate Anglo-American cooperative efforts. In order to prevent the American people from reacting with patriotic fury if it was discovered that the CFR was in fact a subsidiary of the British Round Table, a new name was given and on July 29, 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations was born.

It should be apparent at this point that both the Federal Reserve, and the C.F.R. were created by the same world powers. These men, from the very beginning, tried and succeeded in exerting their will over domestic and foreign policy, over Presidents, over Congressmen, and even over Supreme Court Justices. Their work is continued today as they press on towards their goal of conquering and destroying our Constitution and sovereignty. Their push for a "New World Order," (George H.W. Bush) is hidden in plain site and should be apparent in America's crumbling economy and our swift plunge into corporatism and socialism.

"The CFR, dedicated to one-world government, financed by a number of the largest tax-exempt foundations, and wielding such power and influence over our lives in the areas of finance, business, labor, military, education and mass communication-media, should be familiar to every American concerned with good government and with preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution and our free-enterprise system. Yet, the nation's right-to-know machinery, the news media, usually so aggressive in exposures to inform our people, remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the CFR, its members and their activities. The CFR is the establishment. Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also finances and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship." -
Rep. John R. Rarick of Louisiana - 1971

The New York Times wrote, "The Council's membership includes some of the most influential men in government, business, education and the press (and) for nearly half a century has made substantial contributions to the basic concepts of American foreign policy."

Newsweek called the Council's leadership the "foreign policy establishment of the U.S."

Well-known political observer and writer Theodore White said, "The Council counts among its members probably more important names in American life than any other private group in the country."

In 1971, J. Anthony Lukas wrote in the New York Times Magazine: "If you want to make foreign policy, there's no better fraternity to belong to than the Council."

From 1928-72, nine out of twelve Republican Presidential nominees were CFR members. From 1952-72, CFR members were elected four out of six times. During three separate campaigns, both the Republican and Democratic nominee were, or had been a member. Since World War II, practically every Presidential candidate, with the exception of Johnson, Goldwater, and Reagan, have been members.

The position of Supreme Allied Commander has usually been held by CFR members, like Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gen. Matthew B. Ridgeway, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, Gen. Lauris Norstad, Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster, and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Most of the superintendents at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point have been members.

In Sen. Barry Goldwater's 1979 memoir, With No Apologies, he wrote, "When a new President comes on board, there is a great turnover in personnel but no change in policy." The reason? CFR members have held almost every key position, in every Administration, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama. During that period, every Secretary of State, with the exception of Cordell Hull, James F. Byrnes, and William Rogers, have been members. Every Secretary of Defense, from the Truman Administration, up to the Obama Administration, with the exception of Melvin Laird, have been members. Since 1920, most of the Treasury Secretaries have been members, and since the Eisenhower Administration, nearly all of the National Security Advisers have been members.

"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the American Branch of a society which originated in England...(and) ...believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established." -Carrol Quigley, member of CFR and mentor to Bill Clinton

"The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is promoting the disarmament of U.S. Sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government" - Admiral Chester Ward, former CFR member and Judge Advocate general of the US Navy

"Once the ruling members of the CFR shadow government have decided that the US Government should adopt a particular policy... the very substantial research facilities of (the) CFR are put to work to develop arguments, intellectual and emotional, to support the new policy... and to confound and discredit, intellectually and politically, any opposition." - Admiral Chester Ward, former CFR member and Judge Advocate general of the US Navy

It is no wonder that our country has been traveling on the course that it has. The moral, educational and financial decline of this nation has been no accident. It has been due to a carefully contrived plot on behalf of these conspirators, who will be satisfied with nothing less than a one-world government. They are well funded by the most powerful and wealthy of the ruling elite. The roots of these organizations (Federal Reserve, Federal Government, C.F.R.) intertwine throughout the pages of history and today, the branches of this cooperation and centralization of power reach into every man's life.

As each year goes by, the momentum of a plan, inspired by the socialist propaganda of Marx, and penned long ago in the pages of a book of fiction, take shape before our very eyes. It is becoming increasingly clear what road our government is continuing to take us down. The proponents of one-world government are becoming less secretive, and the warning signs are becoming more visible. These elitists have become so entrenched in our government, our financial structure, and our commerce, that they probably DO control this country, if not the world. If allowed to continue without opposition, their plans will be fully implemented, and the United States of America will be vanquished from within. The American people need to open their eyes and see with clear vision the enemy that stands before them. We MUST stand together as one if we are to stop this open aggression on our freedom and sovereignty. We may be the only ones who can.


U.S. Presidents who have been CFR members

Barack Obama
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George H.W. Bush
Jimmy Carter
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
Dwight Eisenhower
Herbert Hoover
Dick Cheney (Vice-President)
Al Gore (Vice-President)

Members of the CFR who ran for President in 2008:

Hillary Clinton - Senator NY
Barack Obama - Senator IL
John Edwards - Senator NC
Joseph Biden - Senator DE
Chris Dodd - Senator CT
Bill Richardson - Governor NM
Rudy Giuliani - Mayor NYC
Fred Thompson - Senator TN
John McCain - Senator AZ
Mitt Romney - Governor MA

Although Mike Huckabee is not a member, he did have meetings with the CFR - around the time his poll numbers made a dramatic jump from third tier candidate to a "top tier" candidate.

Only Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel and Ron Paul were not members.

If you remember, Ron Paul had a huge following. He accepted no corporate donations but still managed to set a record for most money raised in a single day by any politician in our nations history. All of these donations came from private citizens. Ron Paul was a threat, and the media treated Ron Paul as such. They called him a quack, called his followers "crazy," refused to allow him into certain debates, and went so far as to make fun of him in the ones he was in. They did this in spite of Ron Paul winning the majority of straw polls and being one of the most viable Republican candidates. Below is a video showing how he was treated and his response. (Coincidentally, this segment was never included when Fox News re-aired this debate - most likely because he handled himself so well).

(Also coincidentally, Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News. is also a member of the C.F.R.)

Want to know who else is a member?

Read below, this list is VERY long.

CFR = Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

TC = Member of the Trilateral Commission ("The Trilateral Commission is international and is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the U.S." - Senator Barry Goldwater.

BB = Member of the Elite Bilderbergs
(note: Bilderbergs and Trilateral Commission are important pieces to this puzzle as well - I will try and touch on these in part III)

Other members of the CFR during the Clinton Adminstration

David Rockefeller, Chairman Emeritus
Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations
Paul Volker, North American Chairman of the Trilateral Commission

President of the United States of America
William Clinton -- CFR, TC, BB

Asst. Sec. for Administration, United Nations
Dick Thornburgh -- CFR

National Security Advisor
Anthony Lake -- CFR

Vice President of the United States of America
Albert Gore, Jr. -- CFR

Secretary Of State
Warren Christopher -- CFR

Secretary Of Defense
Lee Aspin (Deceased)-- CFR

Chairman Joint Chiefs Of Staff
Colin L. Powell -- CFR

Director Central Intelligence Agency
James Woolsey -- CFR

Chairman, Council of Economics Advisors
Laura Tyson -- CFR

Treasury Secretary
Lloyd Bentsen -- Former CFR, BB

Secretary of Interior
Bruce Babbitt -- CFR

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Henry Cisneros -- CFR

Secretary of Health & Human Services
Donna Shalala -- CFR, TC


Sandra Day O'Connor, Assoc. Justice, U.S. Supreme Court -- CFR
Steve G. Breyer, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Boston -- CFR
Ruth B. Ginsburg, U.S. Court Of Appeals, Wash., DC Circuit -- CFR
Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Wash., DC Circuit -- CFR


John Norton Moore, Chairman -- CFR
Elspeth Davies Rostow, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Samuel W. Lewis, President -- CFR
John Richardson, Counselor -- CFR
David Little, Senior Scholar -- CFR
William R. Kintner, Director -- CFR
W. Scott Thompson, Director -- CFR


Gary R. Edson, Chief of Staff & Counselor -- CFR
Joshua Bolten, General Counsel -- CFR
Daniel M. Price, Dep. General Counsel -- CFR


Roger Altman, Deputy Sec. -- CFR
Robert R. Glauber, Under Sec., Finance -- CFR
David C. Mulford, Under Sec., Intntl Affairs -- CFR
Robert M. Bestani, Dep Asst Sec., Intntl. Monetary Affairs -- CFR
J. French Hill, Dep. Asst. Sec., Corp Finance -- CFR
John M. Niehuss, Dep. Asst. Sec., Intntl. Monetary Affairs -- CFR


Joshua Lederberg, V. Chmn Adv. Counc. -- CFR
John H. Gibbons, Director -- CFR
Lewis M. Branscomb, Adv. Council -- CFR


James M. Strock, Asst. Adm., Enforcement And Compliance -- CFR


Leonard H. Robinson, Jr., President -- CFR


George Stephanopoulos, Director, Communications -- CFR
Willian J. Crowe, Chief Foreign Intelligence Advisory Bd. -- CFR
Nancy Soderberg, Staff Director, National Secuity Council -- CFR
Samuel R. Berger, Deputy Advisor, National Security -- CFR
W. Bowman Cutter, Deputy Assistant, National Economic Council -- CFR


Alice Rivlin, Deputy Director -- CFR


John D. Macomber, President & Chairman -- CFR
Eugene K. Lawson, 1st VP & Vice Chairman -- CFR
Rita M. Rodriguez, Director -- CFR
Hart Fessenden, General Council -- CFR


William R. Graham, Jr., Science Advisor to President & Director -- CFR


James H. Billington, Librarian, Chmn. Trust Fund Board -- CFR
Ruth Ann Stewart, Asst. Librarian National Programs -- CFR


Frank H. T. Rhodes, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR
James B. Holderman, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR
D. Allen Bromley, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR


Thomas Graham, Jr., General Council -- CFR
William Schneier, Chmn., General Advisory Council -- CFR
Richard Burt, Negotiator On Strategic Defense Arms -- CFR
David Smith, Negotiator, Defense & Space -- CFR


William W. Schwarzer, Director -- CFR


Madeleine Albright, UN Amabassador -- CFR
Clifton Wharton, Jr., Deputy Sec. -- CFR
Lynn Davis, Under Sec. for International Security Affairs -- CFR, TC
Brandon H. Grove, Dir. of Foreign Service Institute -- CFR
H. Allen Holms, Asst. Sec., Bureau Of Politico-Military Affairs -- CFR
John H. Kelly, Asst. Sec., Near East-South Asian Affairs -- CFR
Alexander F. Watson, Deputy Rep., United Nations -- CFR
Jonathan Moore, UN Mission -- CFR
Joseph Verner Reed, Chief of Protocol -- CFR
Dennis B. Ross, Director, Policy Planning Staff -- CFR
Edward Perkins, Dir. of Personnel -- CFR
Abraham David Sofaer, Legal Advisor -- CFR
Peter Tanoff, Under Sec. for Political Affairs -- CFR, TC
Brian Atwood, Under Sec. For Management -- CFR
Joan E. Spero, Under Sec. Eco. & Ag. Affairs -- CFR
George E. Moose, Asst. Sec. African Affairs -- CFR
Winston Lord, Asst. Sec., East Asian & Pacific Affairs -- CFR, TC
Stephen A. Oxman, Asst. Sec., European Affairs -- CFR
Timothy E. Wirth, Counselor -- CFR


Strobe Talbott (Special Advisor For CIS) -- CFR
Thomas R. Pickering (Russia) -- CFR
Morton I. Abramowitz (Turkey) -- CFR
Michael H. Armacost (Japan) -- CFR
Shirly Temple Black (Czechoslovakia) -- CFR
Julia Chang Bloch (Nepal) -- CFR
Henry E. Catto, Jr. (Great Britain) -- CFR
Frances Cook (Camaroon) -- CFR
Edward P. Djerejian (Syria) -- CFR
Geoge E. Moose (Senegal) -- CFR
John D. Negroponte (Mexico) -- CFR
Edward N. Ney (Canada) -- CFR
Robert B. Oakley (Pakistan) -- CFR
Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr. (Tunisia) -- CFR
Christopher H. Phillips (Brunei) -- CFR
Nicholas Platt (Phillipines) -- CFR
James W. Spain (Maldives & Sri Lanka) -- CFR
Terence A. Todman (Argentina) -- CFR
Frank G. Wisner II (Egypt) -- CFR
Warren Zimmerman (Yugoslavia) -- CFR


David L. Boren (D-OK) -- CFR
William Bradley (D-NJ) -- CFR
John H. Chafee (R-RI) -- CFR, TC
William S. Cohen (R-ME) -- CFR, TC
Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) -- CFR
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) -- TC
Bob Graham (D-FL) -- CFR
Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT) -- CFR
George J. MiTChell (D-ME) -- CFR
Claiborne Pell (D-RI) -- CFR
Larry Pressler (R-SD) -- CFR
Charles S. Robb (D-VA) -- CFR, TC
John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV) -- CFR, TC
William Roth, Jr. (R-DE) -- CFR, TC


Howard L. Berman (D-CA) -- CFR
Thomas S. Foley (D-WA) -- CFR
Sam Gejdenson (D-CT) -- CFR
Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO) -- CFR
Newton L. Gingrich (R-GA) -- CFR
Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN) -- TC
Amory Houghton, Jr. (R-NY) -- CFR
Nancy Lee Johnson (R-CT) -- CFR
Jim Leach (R-IA) -- TC
John Lewis (D-GA) -- CFR
Robert T. Matsui (D-CA) -- CFR
Dave K. Mccurdy (D-OK) -- CFR
Eleanor Homes Norton (D-DC) -- CFR
Thomas El Petri (R-WI) -- CFR
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) -- TC
Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (D-PR) -- CFR
Patricia Schroeder (D-CO) -- CFR
Peter Smith (R-VT) -- CFR
Olympia J. Snow (R-ME) -- CFR
John M. Spratt (D-SC) -- CFR
Louis Stokes (D-OH) -- CFR


Alan Greenspan, Chairman -- CFR, TC
E. Gerald Corrigan, V. Chmn./Pres. NY Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
Richard N. Cooper, Chmn. Boston Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
Sam Y. Cross, Manager, Foreign Open Market Acct. -- CFR
Robert F. Erburu, Chmn. San Francisco Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
Robert P. Forrestal, Pres. Atlanta Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
Bobby R. Inman, Chmn., Dallas Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR, TC
Robert H. Knight, Esq. -- CFR
Steven Muller -- CFR
John R. Opel -- CFR
Anthony M. Solomon -- CFR, TC
Edwin M. Truman, Staff Dir. International Finance -- CFR
Cyrus R. Vance -- CFR
Paul Volcker -- CFR, TC


Chase Manhattan Corp.:
Thomas G. Labrecque, Chairman & CEO -- CFR, TC
Robert R. Douglass, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Willard C. BuTCher, Dir. -- CFR
Richard W. Lyman, Dir. -- CFR
Joan Ganz Cooney, Dir. -- CFR
David T. Mclaughlin, Dir. -- CFR
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Henry B. Schacht, Dir. -- CFR
Chemical Bank:
Walter V. Shipley, Chairman -- CFR
Robert J. Callander, President -- CFR
William C. Pierce, Executive Officer -- CFR
Randolph W. Bromery, Dir. -- CFR
Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
George V. Grune, Dir. -- CFR
Helen L. Kaplan, Dir. -- CFR
Lawrence G. Rawl, Dir. -- CFR
Michael I. Sovern, Dir. -- CFR
Richard D. Wood, Dir. -- CFR
John S. Reed. Chairman -- CFR
William R. Rhodes, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Richard S. Braddock, President -- CFR
John M. DeuTCh, Dir. -- CFR
Clifton C. Garvin, Jr., Dir -- CFR
C. Peter Mccolough, Dir. -- CFR
Rozanne L. Ridgeway, Dir. -- CFR
Franklin A. Thomas, Dir. -- CFR
First City Bancorp, Texas:
A. Robert Abboud, CEO -- CFR
Morgan Guaranty:
Lewis T. Preston, Chairman -- CFR
Bankers Trust New York Corporation:
Charles S. Stanford, Jr., Chairman -- CFR
Alfred Brittain III, Dir. -- CFR
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Dir -- CFR
Richard L. Gelb, Dir. -- CFR
Patricia Carry Stewart, Dir. -- CFR
First National Bank of Chicago:
Barry F. Sullivan -- TC
Manufacturers Hanover Directors:
Cyrus Vance -- CFR
G. Robert Durham -- CFR
George B. Munroe -- CFR
Marina V. N. Whitman -- CFR, TC
Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. -- CFR
Bank America:
Andrew F. Brimmer, Dir. -- CFR
Ignazio E. Lozano, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Ruben F. Mettler, Dir. -- CFR
Securities & Exchange Commission:
Michael D. Mann, Dir. International Affairs -- CFR


Jay Mazur, International Ladies' Garment Workers Union -- CFR, TC
Jack Sheinkman, Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union -- CFR
Albert Shanker, Pres., American Federation Of Teachers -- CFR, TC
Glen E. Watts, Communication Of Workers Of America -- CFR, TC


Department Of Defense:
Les Aspin, Secretary of Defense -- CFR
Frank G. Wisnerll, Under Secretary for Policy -- CFR
Henry S. Rowen, Asst. Sec., International Security Affairs -- CFR
Judy Ann Miller, Dep. Asst. Sec. Nuclear Forces & Arms Control -- CFR
W. Bruce Weinrod, Dep. Asst. Sec., Europe & NATO -- CFR
Adm. Seymour Weiss, Chairman, Defense Policy Board -- CFR
Charles M. Herzfeld, Dir. Defense Research & Engineering -- CFR
Andrew W. Marshall, Dir., Net Assessment -- CFR
Michael P. W. Stone, Secretary of the Army -- CFR
Donald B. Rice, Secretary of the Air Force -- CFR
Franklin C. Miller, Dep. Asst. Sec. Nuclear Forces & Arms Control -- CFR
Allied Supreme Commanders:
1949-52 Eisenhower -- CFR
1952-53 Ridgeway -- CFR
1953-56 Gruenther -- CFR
1956-63 Norstad -- CFR
1963-69 Lemnitzer -- CFR
1969-74 Goodpaster -- CFR
1974-79 Haig -- CFR
1979-87 Rogers -- CFR, TC
Superintendents of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point:
1960-63 Westmoreland -- CFR
1963-66 Lampert -- CFR
1966-68 Bennett -- CFR
1970-74 Knowlton -- CFR
1974-77 Berry -- CFR
1977-81 Goodpaster -- CFR
CFR Military Fellows, 1991:
Col. William M. Drennan, Jr., USAF -- CFR
Col. Wallace C. Gregson, USMC -- CFR
Col. Jack B. Wood, USA -- CFR
CFR Military Fellows, 1992:
Col. David M. Mize, USMC -- CFR
Col. John P. Rose, USA -- CFR
Joint Chiefs of Staff:
Gen. Colin L. Powell, Chairman -- CFR
Gen. Carl E. Vuono, Army -- CFR
Gen. John T. Chain, Co Sac -- CFR
Gen. Merril A. Mcpeak, Co Pac AF -- CFR
Lt. Gen. George L. Butler, Dir. Strategic Plans & Policy -- CFR
Lt. Gen. Charles T. Boyd, Com. Air Univ. -- CFR
Lt. Gen. Bradley C. Hosmer, AF Inspector General -- CFR
Secretaries of Defense:
1957-59 Mcelroy -- CFR
1959-61 Gates -- CFR
1961-68 McNamara -- CFR, TC
1969-73 Laird -- CFR
1973-75 Richardson -- CFR, TC
1975-77 Rumsfeld -- CFR
1977-80 Brown -- CFR, TC
1980-88 Weinberger -- CFR, TC
1988- Carlucci -- CFR
1988- Cheney -- CFR
Additional Military:
Mg R.C. Bowman -- CFR
Bg F. Brown -- CFR
Lt Col W. Clark -- CFR
Adm Wm. Crowe -- CFR
Col P. M. Dawkins -- CFR
V. Adm. Thor Hanson -- CFR
Col W. Hauser -- CFR
Maj R. Kimmitt -- CFR
Gen W. Knowlton -- CFR
V. Adm J. Lee -- CFR
Col D. Mead -- CFR
Mg Jack Merritt -- CFR
Gen E. Meyer -- CFR
Col Wm. E. Odom -- CFR
Col L. Olvey -- CFR
Col Geo. K. Osborn -- CFR
Mg J. Pustay -- CFR
Lg E.L. Rowny -- CFR
Capt Gary Sick -- CFR
Mg De Witt Smith -- CFR
Bg Perry Smith -- CFR
Ltg Wm. Y. Smith -- CFR
Col W. Taylor -- CFR
Adm S. Turner -- CFR
Mg J. Welch -- CFR
Gen J. Wickham -- CFR


Laurence A. Tisch, CEO -- CFR
Roswell Gilpatric -- CFR
James Houghton -- CFR, TC
Henry Schacht -- CFR, TC
Dan Rather -- CFR
Richard Hottelet -- CFR
Frank Stanton -- CFR
John F. Welch, CEO -- CFR
Jane Pfeiffer -- CFR
Lester Crystal -- CFR, TC
R.W. Sonnenfeidt -- CFR, TC
John Petty -- CFR
Tom Brokaw -- CFR
David Brinkley -- CFR
John Chancellor -- CFR
Marvin Kalb -- CFR
Irving R. Levine -- CFR
Herbert Schlosser -- CFR
Peter G. Peterson -- CFR
John Sawhill -- CFR
Thomas S. Murphy, CEO -- CFR
Barbara Walters -- CFR
John Connor -- CFR
Diane Sawyer -- CFR
John Scall -- CFR
Public Broadcast Service:
Robert Mcneil -- CFR
Jim Lehrer -- CFR
C. Hunter-Gault -- CFR
Hodding Carter III -- CFR
Daniel Schorr -- CFR
Associated Press:
Stanley Swinton -- CFR
Harold Anderson -- CFR
Katharine Graham -- CFR, TC
Michael Posner -- CFR
Baltimore Sun:
Henry Trewhitt -- CFR
Washington Times:
Arnaud De Borchgrave -- CFR
Children's TV Workshop (Sesame Street):
Joan Ganz Cooney, Pres. -- CFR
Cable News Network:
W. Thomas Johnson, Pres. -- TC
Daniel Schorr -- CFR
U.S. News & World Report:
David Gergen -- TC
New York Times Co.:
Richard Gelb -- CFR
William Scranton -- CFR, TC
John F. Akers, Dir. -- CFR
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
George B. Munroe, Dir. -- CFR
Donald M. Stewart, Dir. -- CFR
Cyrus R. Vance, Dir. -- CFR
A.M. Rosenthal -- CFR
Seymour Topping -- CFR
James Greenfield -- CFR
Max Frankel -- CFR
Jack Rosenthal -- CFR
John Oakes -- CFR
Harrison Salisbury -- CFR
H.L. Smith -- CFR
Steven Rattner -- CFR
Richard Burt -- CFR
Flora Lewis -- CFR
Time, Inc.:
Ralph Davidson -- CFR
Donal M. Wilson -- CFR
Henry Grunwald -- CFR
Alexander Heard -- CFR
Sol Linowitz -- CFR
Thomas Watson, Jr. -- CFR
Strobe Talbott -- CFR
Newsweek/Washington Post:
Katharine Graham -- CFR
N. Deb. Katzenbach -- CFR
Robert Christopher -- CFR
Osborne Elliot -- CFR
Phillip Geyelin -- CFR
Murry Marder -- CFR
Maynard Parker -- CFR
George Will -- CFR, TC
Robert Kaiser -- CFR
Meg Greenfield -- CFR
Walter Pincus -- CFR
Murray Gart -- CFR
Peter Osnos -- CFR
Don Oberdorfer -- CFR
Dow Jones & Co (Wall Street Journal):
Richard Wood -- CFR
Robert Bartley -- CFR, TC
Karen House -- CFR
National Review:
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. -- CFR
Readers Digest:
George V. Grune, CEO -- CFR
William G. Bowen, Dir. -- CFR
Syndicated Columnists:
Geogia Anne Geyer -- CFR
Ben J. Wattenberg -- CFR


Exxon Corporation
Lawrence G. Rawl, Chairman -- CFR
Lee R. Raymond, President -- CFR, TC
Jack G. Clarke, Sr., Vice President -- CFR
Randolph W. Bromery, Dir. -- CFR
D. Wayne Calloway, Dir. -- CFR
Alfred C. Decrane,Jr., Chairman -- CFR
John Brademas, Dir. -- CFR, TC
Willard C. BuTCher, Dir. -- CFR
William J. Crowe, Jr., Dir. -- CFR, TC
John K. Mckinley, Dir. -- CFR
Thomas S. Murphy, Dir. -- CFR
Atlantic Richfield-Arco:
Hannah H. Gray, Dir. -- CFR
Donal M. Kendall,Dir. -- CFR, TC
Henry Wendt, Dir. -- TC
Shell Oil Co.:
Frank H. Richardson, CEO -- CFR
Rand V. Araskog, Dir. -- CFR, TC
Mobil Corp.:
Allan E. Murray, Chairman & President -- CFR, TC
Lewis M. Branscomb, Dir. -- CFR
Samuel C. Johnson, Dir. -- TC
Helene L. Kaplan, Dir. -- CFR
Charles S. Sanford, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Tenneco, Inc.:
James L. Ketelsen, Chairman -- CFR
W. Michael Blumenthal, Dir. -- CFR
Joseph J. Sisco, Dir. -- CFR


General Motors Corp.:
Marina V.N. Whitman, VP -- CFR, TC
Anne L. Armstrong, Dir. -- CFR
Marvin L. Goldberger, Dir. -- CFR
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Dennis Weatherstone, Dir. -- CFR
Leon H. Sullivan, Dir. -- CFR
Thomas H. Wyman, Dir. -- CFR
Ford Motor Company:
Clifton R. Wharton, Dir. -- CFR
Roberto C. Goizueta, Dir. -- CFR
GE/NBC Corp.:
John F. Welch, Jr. Chairman -- CFR
David C. Jones -- CFR
Lewis T. Preston -- CFR
Frank H.T. Rhodes -- CFR
Walter B. Wriston -- CFR
Deere & Co:
Hans W. Becherer, Chairman/CEO -- CFR
John F. Akers, Chairman -- CFR
C. Michael Armstrong, Sr. VP -- CFR
William S. Norman, Executive VP -- CFR
Robert E. Allen, Chairman & CEO -- CFR
Randall L. Tobias, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Louis V. Gerstner, Dir. -- CFR
Juanita M. Kreps, Dir. -- CFR
Donald F. Mchenry, Dir. -- CFR
Henry B. Schacht, Dir. -- CFR
Michael I. Sovern, Dir. -- CFR
Franklin A. Thamas, Dir. -- CFR
Rawleigh Warner, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Thomas H. Wyman, Dir. -- CFR
Chrysler Corp.:
Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Peter A. Magowan, Dir. -- CFR
American Express Co.:
James D. Robinson,Ceo -- CFR
Joan Edelman Spero -- TC
Anne L. Armstrong -- CFR
William G. Bowen -- CFR
Charles W. Duncan, Jr. -- CFR
Richard M. Furlaud -- CFR
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. -- CFR, TC
Henry A. Kissinger -- CFR, TC
Frank P. Popoff -- CFR
Robert V. Roosa -- CFR
Joseph H. Williams -- CFR


Richard D. Wood, CEO, Eli Lily & Co -- CFR
Richard M. Furlaud, CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co -- CFR
Frank Peter Popoff, CEO, Dow Chemical Co. -- CFR
Charles Peter McColough, Chmn Ex. Comm, Xerox -- CFR
Rozanne L. Ridgewar, Dir., 3M, RJR Nabisco, Union Carbide -- CFR
Ruben F. Mettler, Former CEO, TRW, Inc. -- CFR
Henry B. Schacht, CEO, Cummins Engines -- CFR
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., CEO, Pfizer, Inc. -- CFR
Rand V. Araskog, CEO, ITT Corp. -- CFR, TC
W. Michael Blumenthal, Chairman, Unisys Corp. -- CFR
Joseph John Sisco, Dir., Geico, Raytheon, Gillette -- CFR
J.Fred Bucy, Former Pres, CEO, Texas Instruments -- CFR
Paul A. Allaire, Chairman, CEO, Xerox Corp. -- TC
Dwayne O. Andreas, Chairman, CEO, Archer Midland Daniels -- TC
James E. Burke, Chairman, CEO Em., Johnson & Johnson -- TC
D. Wayne Calloway, Chairman, CEO, Pepsico -- TC
Frank C. Carlucci, Vice Chmn., The Carlyle Group -- TC
Lynn E. Davis, VP, Dir., Rand Corp -- TC
Stephen Friedman, Sr., VP, Co-Chairman, Goldman, Sachs -- TC
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Chairman, CEO, RJR Nabisco -- TC
Joseph T. Gorman, Chairman, Pres, CEO, TRW Inc. -- TC
Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman, CEO, American International Group -- TC
Robert D. Hass, Chairman, CEO, Levi Strauss -- TC
David J. Hennigar, Chairman, Crownx, Vice Chairman, Crown Life -- TC
Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Int. -- TC
James R. Houghton, Chairman, CEO, Corning Inc. -- TC
Donald R. Keough, President, CEO, The Coca Cola Co. -- TC
Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Assoc. -- TC
Whitney Macmillan, Chairman, CEO, Cargill, Inc. -- TC
Robert S. McNamara, Former President, The World Bank -- TC
William D. Ruckershaus, Chairman, CEO, Browning-Ferris Ind. -- TC
David Stockman, Gen Partner, The Blackstone Group -- CFR
Henry Wendt, Chmn, Smith Kline Beecham -- TC


University Professors:
Graham Allison, Prof. Of Gov., Harvard Univ. -- TC
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Prof., Johns Hopkins -- TC
Gerald L. Curtis, Prof. Poli Sci, Columbia Univ. -- TC
Martin S. Feldstein, Prof. Econ, Harvard Univ. -- TC
Richard N. Gardner, Prof. Law, Columbia Univ. -- TC
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Prof. Int'l Affairs, Harvard Univ. -- TC
Robert D. Putnam, Prof. Politics, Havard Univ. -- TC
Henry Rosovsky, Prof. Harvard Univ. -- TC
Geoge P. Shultz, Hon. Fellow, Stanford Univ. -- TC
Lester C. Thorow, Dean, Sloan School if Mgmt., MIT -- TC
Paul Volcker, Prof. Int'l Econ., Princeton Univ -- TC
College & University Presidents:
Robert H. Edwards, Bowdoin College -- CFR
Vartan Gregorian, Brown University -- CFR
Hanna Holbom Gray, University of Chicago -- CFR
Joseph S. Murphy, City Univ. of NY -- CFR
Michael I. Sovern, Columbia Univ. -- CFR
Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University -- CFR
James T. Laney, Emory University -- CFR
Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, Fordham Univ. -- CFR
Thomas Ehrlich, Indiana Univ. -- CFR
Steven Muller, Johns Hopkins Univ. -- CFR
Alice S. Iichman, Sarah Lawrence College -- CFR
Edward T. Foote, II, University Of Miami -- CFR
S. Frederick Starr, Oberlin College -- CFR, TC
Joseph Duffey, Chans., Univ. Of Mass. -- CFR
John M. DeuTCh, Institute Professor, MIT -- CFR, TC
Lester C. Thurow, Dean, Sloan Sch., MIT -- CFR
Bernard Harleston, City College of NY -- CFR
John Brademus, New York University -- CFR, TC
Wesley W. Posvar, University of Pittsburg -- CFR
Harold T. Shapiro, Princeton University -- CFR
Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Chmn, Rice University -- CFR
Dennis O'Brien, Univ. Of Rochester -- CFR
David Baltimore, Rockefeller University -- CFR
Donald Dennedy, Stanford University -- CFR
Richard Wall Lyman, Pres. Em., Stanford -- CFR
Hans M. Mark, Chancellor, Univ. of Texas -- CFR
Robert H. Donaldson, Univ. of Tulsa -- CFR
Stephen J. Trachtenberg, George Washington Univ. -- CFR
William H. Danforth, Washington University, St. Louis -- CFR
John D. Wilson, Washington & Lee University -- CFR
Nannerl O. Keohane, Wellesley University -- CFR

George W. Bush Administration

Executive Branch – Cabinet

Richard B. “Dick” Cheney -Vice President
Jan. 20, 2001 – present
Colin Powell -Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice -Secretary of State
Donald Rumsfeld -Secretary of Defense
Robert Gates - Secretary of Defense
Elaine Chao-Secretary of Labor

White House Staff

Condoleezza Rice-National Security Advisor
Stephen J. Hadley-National Security Advisor
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby-Chief of Staff to the Vice President

Executive Agencies

Stephen Friedman-Director, National Economic Council
Robert B. Zoellick-U.S. Trade Representative (recently named World Bank President)
Joshua Bolten-Director, Office of Management and Budget

Independent Offices

George Tenet-Director of Central Intelligence Agency
Porter Goss-Director of Central Intelligence Agency
Christine Todd Whitman-Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Alan Greenspan-Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Roger W. Ferguson-Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve
William J. McDonough-President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Timothy Geithner-President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Michael Moskow-President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Richard W. Fisher-President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Philip Merrill-Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
James H. Lambright-Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (acting)
William H. Donaldson-Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission
Michael K. Powell-Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

State Department

Colin Powell-Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice-Secretary of State
Robert Zoellick-Deputy Secretary of State
Philip D. Zeliko-Counselor
Paula J. Dobriansky-Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs
R. Nicholas Burns-Under Secretary for Political Affairs
John R. Bolton-Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
Henrietta H. Fore-Under Secretary for Management
Josette S. Shiner-Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs
Richard N. Haass-Director of Policy Planning Staff
Mitchell B. Reiss-Director of Policy Planning Staff
Stephen Krasner-Director of Policy Planning Staff
William H. Taft IV-Legal Adviser (Great, Great Grandfather was President of the United States and member of the Skull and Bones secret society from Yale U. and his Great Great Great Grandfather Alphonso Taft created the Skull and Bones society)
John B. Bellinger III-Legal Adviser
Stephen Rademaker-Assistant Secretary for Arms Control
Walter H. Kansteiner III-Assistant Secretary for African Affairs
Constance B. Newman-Assistant Secretary for African Affairs
Robert Charles-Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Kim R. Holmes-Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs
William J. Burns-Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs
C. David Welch-Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs
Lincoln Bloomfield-Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs
John Hillen-Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs
Christina B. Rocca-Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs
Barry F. Lowenkron-Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Carlos E. Pascual-Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization

Defense Department

Donald Rumsfeld-Secretary of Defense
Paul Wolfowitz-Deputy Secretary of Defense (Former President of World Bank)
Douglas Feith-Under Secretary for Policy
Eric S. Edelman-Under Secretary for Policy
Dov S. Zakheim-Comptroller
Peter W. Rodman-Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs
James G. Roche-Secretary of the Air Force
Johnnie Carson-Senior Vice President, National Defense University
Stephen J. Flanagan-Vice President for Research at National Defense Univ.
Gen. Richard B. Myers, USAF-Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
Gen. James L. Jones, USMC-Supreme Allied Commander, NATO
Gen. John P. Jumper-Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen. T. Michael Moseley-Air Force Chief of Staff
Adm. Vernon E. Clark-Chief of Naval Operations
Gen. John Abizaid-Commander of Central Command (CENTCOM)
Lt. Gen. John R. Baker, USAF
Lt. Gen. William J. Lennox Jr.-Superintendent of West Point
Gen. Michael M. Dunn-President, National Defense University
Gen. Paul J. Kern
Gen. James T. Hill, Army-Commander of U.S. Southern Command
Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, USAF-Commander of U.S. Northern Command
Adm. Frank L. Bowman-USN
Gen. Robert H. Foglesong-USAF

Treasury Department

Kenneth W. Dam-Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
Henrietta H. Fore-Director, U.S. Mint

Department of Homeland Security

James M. Loy-Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Clark Kent Ervin-Inspector General

Ambassadors to Foreign Countries

Zalmay Khalilzad-Afghanistan
Then Iraq
L. Paul Bremer III-Iraq
2003-2004 (proconsul)
John Negroponte-Iraq
Robert W. Jordan-Saudi Arabia
William J. Burns-Russia
Howard Baker Jr.-Japan
Joseph Preuher-Red China
Clark T. Randt Jr.-Red China
Robert Blackwill-India
David C. Mulford-India
C. David Welch-Egypt
Aurelia Brazeal-Ethiopia
Johnnie Carson-Kenya
Sue McCourt Cobb-Jamaica
Mary Ann Peters-Bangladesh
Carlos Pascual-Ukraine
Charles A. Heimbold Jr.-Sweden
Cameron Hume-South Africa
Edmund J. Hull-Yemen
John J. Danilovich-Costa Rica
Then Brazil
Eric S. Edelman-Turkey
Daniel Kurtzer-Israel
Jeffrey D. Feltman-Lebanon
Alexander Vershbow-Russia
Franklin L. Lavin-Singapore
Robin Renee Sanders-Congo (Brazzaville)
Michael E. Guest-Romania

Ambassadors to Foreign Organizations

John Negroponte-United Nations
John Bolton-United Nations
R. Nicholas Burns-NATO
Jeanne L. Phillips-OECD


Skull and Bonesmen in the “Dubya” Bush Administration

George W. Bush-President of the United States
William H. Donaldson-Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
George Herbert Walker III-Ambassador to Hungary
Victor Ashe-Ambassador to Poland
Roy Austin-Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago

Trilateralists in the “Dubya” Bush Administration

Richard B. “Dick” Cheney-Vice President
Jan. 20, 2001 – present
Alan Greenspan-Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Robert Zoellick-Deputy Secretary of State
Paul Wolfowitz-Deputy Secretary of Defense
Paula Dobriansky-Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Rhodes Scholars in the “Dubya” Bush Administration

Clark Kent Ervin-Inspector General of Homeland Security Dept.

Bilderbergers in the “Dubya” Bush Administration (year indicates attendance of Bilderberg meeting)

Timothy F. Geithner-President of Federal Reserve Bank of New York
2004, 2005
Alan Greenspan-Chairman, Federal Reserve System
Paul Wolfowitz-Deputy Secretary of Defense
1997, 2000, 2005
Kenneth W. Dam-Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
1991, 1993-1995, 1997, 2001, 2002
Douglas Feith-Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Gen. James L. Jones-Supreme Allied Commander, NATO
William J. Luti-Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
Rockwell A. Schnabel-Ambassador to the European Union
Donald Rumsfeld-Secretary of Defense
John R. Bolton-Ambassador to United Nations
Richard N. Haass-State Dept. Policy Planning Director
2003, 2004, 2005
Robert B. Zoellick-U.S. Trade Representative/ Deputy Secretary of State

Full List as of 2011 can be found here: http://www.cfr.org/about/membership/roster.html

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Re-Post - How to Bring a Country to it's Knees - Part 1 - The Philosophy Of Rule

Travis Jackson, CC

"You have to ask yourself, 'Who owns me? Do I own myself or am I just another piece of government property?' " -- Neal Boortz
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, June 28, 2004.

Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, Leninism, Totalitarianism and Statism are essentially the same things. Other than a few discrepancies from ism to ism, you'll find that you can sum up all these groups in a category called Collectivism.

Many people don't understand this concept and don't realize that the ideas of Collectivism have hijacked our political, economic, and educational systems and is broadcast through our homes by the media.

So what is Collectivism?

Ayn Rand states "Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group -- whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called 'the common good'."

Bert Rand reminds us: "Don't forget that pure democracy is a form of collectivism -- it readily sacrifices individual rights to majority wishes. Since it involves no constitutional bill of rights, or at least, no working and effective one, the majority-of-the-moment can and does vote away the rights of the minority-of-the-moment, even of a single individual. This has been called 'mob rule,' the 'tyranny of the majority' and many other pejorative names. It is one of the greatest threats to liberty, the reason why America's founding fathers wrote so much so disparagingly of pure democracy."

Many would stop here and smirk thinking, "Wait a second!! We ARE a democracy!"

The fact is, we are not. Or more correctly, we were never supposed to be. The founding fathers worked exceedingly hard at making sure that the United States of America was established as a REPUBLIC. Much of their personal writings talk extensively on the dangers of a democracy. In fact, NOT ONCE does the word 'democracy' appear in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, or the constitution of any of the fifty states. Yet today, our teachers and politicians use it as if the word itself was noble and the impetus to lead the world to peace and prosperity.

One might wonder what is so bad about democracy. To put it simply, a democracy is the power of the majority to rule over the minority. It is the right to allow a group through consensus to overthrow the rights and liberties of the minority or individual. It is essentially collectivism and the last thing the founding fathers wanted for this nation.

"Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments the real power lies in the majority of the community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the Constituents." -- James Madison, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1788

"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society." --Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, 1816

"The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves." -- John Locke

"A pure democracy ... can admit no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority, and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party... Hence it is that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths."
-- James Madison, Federalist No. 10

In fact, the Constitution is very specific on the type of government we should have.

"The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government..." -- United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 4
To understand the objective of the framers of our Constitution, you have to understand the definition of another 'ism.' This 'ism' separates itself from those found in the broad category of collectivism and stands alone in it's support of the individual over groups. It is the basis of freedom, of liberty, and is the idea behind what made America's government so special and so different from its contemporaries. It is called Individualism.

The founding fathers had been under rule from a corrupt government where it's citizens served the king, and where rights and property did not belong to the individual, but to the crown. After they fought and gained freedom, they wanted nothing to do with the collectivist ideals that had been forced upon them. Having their opportunity, they set out to create a nation whose government would be the smallest in the world and with very limited power. Their goal? To assure to every American that their life would be their own by establishing a Constitution that guaranteed that THEIR government would never have the capacity to interfere in their lives. It was an experiment. It was a revolutionary idea. And it failed.

Today we have the largest and most powerful government the world has ever seen. This is a far cry from the ideas of Jefferson and his pals as they penned forth their vision of the very opposite on that famous piece of paper we know as The Constitution of the United States of America. But that comes later. Let's get back to Individualism.

"Individualism regards man -- every man -- as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or peaceful co-existence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition of individual rights -- and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the individual rights of its members." -- Ayn Rand

"This right to life, this right to liberty, and this right to pursue one’s happiness is unabashedly individualistic, without in the slightest denying at the same time our thoroughly social nature. It’s only that our social relations, while vital to us all, must be chosen -­ that is what makes the crucial difference." -- Prof. Tibor R. Machan

"The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom."
-- U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
"In principle, there are only two fundamental political viewpoints. That is, two contradictory ends of the 'political spectrum.' Those two principles are freedom and slavery." -- Mark Da Cunha

It is this ideology that guided the framing of The Constitution. At no time in history had a government been established that guaranteed that every individual was his own master. As the Declaration of Independence declares, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

The fight for Liberty was costly. Many Americans died fighting for their freedoms and the founding fathers did not take lightly what they wrote. Some of our leaders today have referred to our Constitution as a "living document," essentially meaning that as society progresses, we can not be expected to abide by the chains or confines of this document. To say that we can contradict its limiting powers or ignore its constraints is irresponsible and is an affront to the very freedoms that so many died for.

The Constitution is binding, a contract for all time between the people and its government and it was meant to be so. Because the cost of freedom was so high for so many, would it make sense that some of the greatest thinkers of all time would leave us with a flimsy Constitution that could be changed and molded to fit the whims of government? The answer is a resounding no. These men were fighters, they were champions of freedom and liberty, and they were serious.

..."that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." -- Jefferson et al, The Declaration of Independence

"In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
- Thomas Jefferson

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Now back to the present.

As I said before, the great experiment has failed. At no time in history has a government wielded more power, more authority, and more influence than ours. In the coming weeks and months (as I have time) I will be delving into more detail of how we got to where we are, how we can fix the problem or even if we want to. The reality is many people are apathetic or even happy with where we are. They enjoy the ease and comfort of knowing that government takes care of them and even cheer as "patriots" as their rights and freedoms are slowly stripped away. The lack of accountability in this country is astounding to me as is the lack of knowledge. I believe I have a moral responsibility to educate those who will hear and this blog is the beginning of my stand for the ideals that our founding fathers fought for so long ago. I invite you all to join me in this fight, for we all have a voice. Let it be heard.

God Bless,
-Travis Jackson

"But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty." --Ron Paul

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
-- Samuel Adams

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ending My Hiatus

After a long break filled with too much work and too little time to do much else, I have decided once again to thrust my head back into the blog-o-sphere. Hopefully, I will have more time to devote to this site, but like most of you, I do work more than I would like. So without further ado...

The Search For Truth Continues...

So often we find ourselves confronted with those who wish to go about their lives pretending that the world is good, that government cares for the people, and that EVERYONE is going to heaven. Such thoughts seem cute, or possibly naive. For some, it may be nice to pretend, to maintain that innocence of the mind. Perhaps they do not want to face any other truth or perhaps they simply do not care, content with the lies and deceit that encompass their "comfortable" life. To me, these thoughts are as dangerous as any enemy. To face those who would do you harm at least has the reward of being able to see them conspiring against you. To deny that the enemy exists, only empowers them more, and allows them to strike at you unaware.

As I have traveled down this road of "truth seeking" these past few years, I have come to the realization that I do not want to go back. Living a life in ignorance only serves to disarm the noblest of minds. For myself, I want to know where the danger lurks, even if it means losing faith in an institution that so many have died to protect.

Yes, we are taught not to question. We are programmed to dismiss anything that speaks against our government as "conspiracy." Yet, our government today is NOT what was established by those who died in the war against the elitists from England. It is NOT the institution that was laid out in our great Constitution. It is NOT what American soldiers have bled for throughout our history, and it is certainly NOT what they want us to believe.

We are being lied to.

It is a giant web, and at the center lies the answer.

I began this blog site on my own, in search for truth back in 2008, prior to the presidential elections. I have, through research and study as I have found time, begun to try and unravel this great web of deceit. It is a web in whose strands we are all caught. It is a web that traps us in our daily routines, ensuring that we do not question. We are all tangled, as are our children. The cocoons, our meaningless lives, are spun by those who champion the very thing they do not believe in.


I invite you on a journey once again. Comments are open to anyone, and whether you agree with me or not I will try and answer to the best of my ability. I do not claim to have all the answers. I, like most of you, have been trapped in this web most of my life.

Today I read a post on another site, and the author stated that the idea of a conspiring government was not up for debate. That conspiracy theories are a product of the "liberal establishment." My question is why not? What exactly is conspiracy? Is it not our duty to: Question government? To reign in those who set aside for themselves power? Why do we not question: The ever expanding government? The loss of our liberties? Congress making laws and statutes to which they are not beholden to? Is it coincidence that we are being spoon fed "democracy" as if that was the intention of the framers of our beloved Constitution? What exactly DID the founding fathers say about democracy?

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
Benjamin Franklin

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself."
John Adams

"Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%."
Thomas Jefferson

The question remains, should we question government? What is our duty as Americans? So many of us do not want to get involved or are fearful of our self serving government. Yet, standing idly by, waiting for things to get better, has only made our government bolder in their taking of our liberties. What did a former president say about our responsibilities?

"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877

The last comment I received before I stopped posting in 2009 asked, "What next?" The answer; It is up to us. If we are going to re-establish our country under the guidelines of our Constitution, if we are going to change the direction of our country, if we are going to rid ourselves of the corruption that perverts this land, we must stand together. We must realize that our current political parties are merely tools for the elite to keep us divided. The petty arguments that exist in our minds are not shared by those who rule. Democrat and Republican have become divisive words that only undermine what we should all be striving for - Freedom.

I encourage all of you to open your eyes. Being American allows for us to have a difference of opinion. The one thing we should all agree on is being free - Free to live our own lives, and free from the watchful eye and constraint of an oppressive government.

"The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."

John Adams

"Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master."

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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