When The Elite Showed Its Hand
June 17, 2014 by Jon Rappoport
This article originally appeared on No More Fake News.¬†
In a minute, I‚Äôm going to present a stunning 1978 conversation between a U.S. reporter and two members of the Trilateral Commission.
I discovered the conversation in the late 1980s. Ever since then, I‚Äôve been looking at it from various angles, finding new implications. Here, I want to point out that the conversation was public knowledge at the time.
Anyone who was anyone in Washington politics, in media and in think tanks had access to it and understood its meaning.
But no one shouted from the rooftops. No one used the conversation to force a scandal. No one protested loudly.
The conversation revealed that the entire basis of the Constitution had been torpedoed, that the people who were running U.S. national policy were agents of an elite shadow group. No question about it.
And yet: official silence. Media silence. The Department of Justice made no moves; Congress undertook no serious inquiries; and the President, Jimmy Carter, issued no statements. Carter was himself a covert agent in the White House, a willing pawn. And despite his proclaimed religious values, he was nothing more than a rank con artist, a hustler.
To boil down the 1978 conversation between the reporter and two Trilateral Commission members, and the follow-up response:
‚ÄúThe U.S. has been taken over.‚ÄĚ
By the way, the infamous Trilateral Commission still exists.
Many people think the TC, created in 1973 by David Rockefeller, is a relic of an older time.
Patrick Wood, author of Trilaterals Over Washington, points out there are only 87 members of the Trilateral Commission who live in America. President Barack Obama appointed 11 of them to posts in his Administration, for example:
- Tim Geithner, treasury secretary.
- James Jones, national security adviser.
- Paul Volker, chairman, Economic Recovery Committee.
- Dennis Blair, director of National Intelligence.
Several other noteworthy Trilateral members: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and Al Gore.
Keep in mind that the original stated goal of the TC was to create ‚Äúa new international economic order.‚ÄĚ
In the run-up to his inauguration after the 2008 Presidential election, Obama was tutored by the co-founder of the Trilateral Commission, Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Brzezinski wrote, four years before birthing the TC with his godfather, Rockefeller: ‚Äú[The] nation state as a fundamental unit of man‚Äôs organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.‚ÄĚ
Any doubt on the question of TC goals is answered by Rockefeller himself, the founder of the TC, in his Memoirs (2003): ‚ÄúSome even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‚Äėinternationalists‚Äô 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 is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.‚ÄĚ
OK. Here is a close-up snapshot of a remarkable moment from out of the past. It‚Äôs through the looking glass — a conversation between reporter Jeremiah Novak and two Trilateral Commission members, Karl Kaiser and Richard Cooper. The interview took place in 1978. It concerned the issue of who exactly, during Carter‚Äôs Administration, was formulating U.S. economic and political policy.
The careless and offhand attitude of Trilateralists Kaiser and Cooper is astonishing. It‚Äôs as if they‚Äôre saying: ‚ÄúWhat we‚Äôre revealing is already out in the open. It‚Äôs too late to do anything about it. Why are you so worked up? We‚Äôve already won.‚ÄĚ
Here‚Äôs the interview as published in Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management, edited by Holly Sklar:
Reporter: Is it true that a committee led by Henry Owen of the U.S. and made up of representatives of the U.S., U.K., West Germany, Japan, France, and the EEC is coordinating the economic and political policies of the Trilateral countries?
Cooper: Yes. They have met three times.
Reporter: Yet, in your recent paper you state that this committee should remain informal because to formalize ‚Äúthis function might well prove offensive to some of the Trilateral and other countries which do not take part.‚ÄĚ Who are you afraid of?
Kaiser: Many countries in Europe would resent the dominant role that West Germany plays at these meetings.
Cooper: Many people still live in a world of separate nations, and they would resent such coordination.
Reporter: But this committee is essential to your whole policy. How can you keep it a secret or fail to try to get popular support?
Cooper: Well, I guess it‚Äôs the press‚Äô job to publicize it.
Reporter: Yes, but why doesn‚Äôt President Carter come out with it and tell the American people that economic and political power is being coordinated by a committee made up of Henry Owen and six others? After all, if policy is being made on a multinational level, the people should know.
Cooper: President Carter and Secretary of State Vance have constantly alluded to this in their speeches.
Kaiser: It just hasn‚Äôt become an issue.
This interview slipped under the mainstream media radar, which is to say it was ignored and buried.
U.S. economic and political policy was run by a committee of the Trilateral Commission. The Commission had been created in 1973 as an ‚Äúinformal discussion group‚ÄĚ by Rockefeller and his sidekick, Brzezinski.
When Carter won the Presidential election, his aide Hamilton Jordan said that if, after the inauguration, Cy Vance and Brzezinski came on board as secretary of state and national security adviser: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve lost. And I‚Äôll quit.‚ÄĚ Lost — because both men were powerful members of the Trilateral Commission and their appointment to key positions would signal a surrender of White House control to the Commission.
Vance and Brzezinski were appointed secretary of state and national security adviser, as Jordan feared. But he didn‚Äôt quit. He became Carter‚Äôs chief of staff.
Now consider the vast propaganda efforts of the past 40 years, on so many levels, to install the idea that all nations and peoples of the world are a single collective.
From a very high level of political and economic power, this propaganda op has had the objective of grooming the population for a planet that is one coagulated mass, run and managed by one force. A central engine of that force is the Trilateral Commission.