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Shadows Of Power By James Perloff


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"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson" Franklin D. Roosevelt November 21st 1933 to Edward Mandela House, FDRs Personal Letters 1928-45, Page 373


"[E]veryone knows how fraternity brothers can help other brothers climb the ladder of life. If you want to make foreign policy, there's no better fraternity to belong to than the Council. When Henry Stimson - the group's quintessential member - went to Washington in 1940 as Secretary of War, he took with him John McCloy, who was to become Assistant Secretary in charge of personnel. McCloy has recalled: "Whenever we needed a man we thumbed through the roll of the Council members and put through a call to New York." And over the years, the men McCloy called in turn called other Council members." NYT 1971 Nov 21st Anthony Lukas


"Obviously there is going to be no peace or prosperity for mankind so long as it remains divided into fifty or sixty independent states … Equally obviously there is going to be no steady progress in civilization or self-government among the more backward peoples until some kind of international system is created which will put an end to the diplomatic struggles incident to the attempt of every nation to make itself secure... The real problem today is that of world government?" 1922 Phillip Kerr from Empire to Commonwealth, Writing in the CFRs magazine foreign relations page 97-98


"The sovereignty fetish is still so strong in the public mind, that there would appear to be little chance of winning popular assent to American membership in anything approaching a super-state organization. Much will depend on the kind of approach which is used in further popular education" 1944 Council publication, American Public Opinion and Postwar Security Commitments, Page 4


"1. Search for an international order in which the freedom of nations is recognized as interdependent and in which many policies are jointly undertaken by free world states with differing political, economic and social systems, and including states labeling themselves as "socialist."

2. Safeguard U.S. security through preserving a system of bilateral agreements and regional arrangements.

3. Maintain and gradually increase the authority of the U.N.

4. Make more effective use of the International Court of Justice, jurisdiction of which should be increased by withdrawal of reservations by member nations on matters judged to be domestic." James Perloff sums up in his book (P11) the 1959 Study No. 7, Basic aims of US Foreign Policy by the CFR


"The viewpoint of the Establishment today is called globalism. Not so long ago, this viewpoint was called the "one-world" view by its critics. The phrase is no longer fashionable among sophisticates; yet, the phrase "one-world" is still apt because nothing has changed in the minds and actions of those promoting policies consistent with its fundamental tenets. Mr. President, in the globalist point of view, nation-states and national boundaries do not count for anything. Political philosophies and political principles seem to become simply relative. Indeed, even constitutions are irrelevant to the exercise of power.... In this point of view, the activities of international financial and industrial forces should be oriented to bringing this one-world design - with a convergence of the Soviet and American systems as its centerpiece - into being." Senator Jesse Helms December 15th 1987 Vol 133 Page 18146 Congressional Hearing (35614 at top left of page)


Congressman Charles Lindbergh, declared on December 22nd 1913: "The Money Trust caused the 1907 panic, and thereby forced Congress to create a National Monetary Commission" Congressional Record, December 22, 1913, Vol. 51, p.1446. Page 122


"This act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth.... When the President signs this act the invisible government by the money power, proven to exist by the Money Trust investigation, will be legalized.... The money power overawes the legislative and executive forces of the Nation and of the States. I have seen these forces exerted during the different stages of this bill.... This is the Aldrich bill in disguise" Congressman Charles Lindbergh, Congressional Record, December 22, 1913, Vol. 51, p. 1446. Page 122


"The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. It may not do so immediately, but the trusts want a period of inflation, because all the stocks they hold have gone down... Now, if the trusts can get another period of inflation, they figure they can unload the stocks on the people at high prices during the excitement and then bring on a panic and buy them back at low prices.... The people may not know it immediately, but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed" Congressional Record, December 22, 1913, Vol. 51, p. 1446. Page 122


"Sometimes in his day dreams, Dru thought of Russia in its vastness, of the ignorance and hopeless outlook of the people, and wondered when her deliverance would come. There was, he knew, great work for someone to do in that despotic land" Phillip Dru Administrator Colonel House Page 222, Published 1912


"For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, the U.S.A. But, he didn't. Most of his thoughts, his political "ammunition," as it were, were carefully manufactured for him in advance by the CFR-One World Money group. Brilliantly, with great gusto, like a fine piece of artillery, he exploded that prepared "ammunition" in the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people - and thus paid off and retained his internationalist political support." Curtis Dall My Exploited Father In Law FDR Page 185


"We Republicans in the West want to know if Wall Street, the utilities, and the international bankers control our party and can select our candidate? I believe I am serving the best interests of the Republican Party by protesting in advance and exposing the machinations and attempts of J. P. Morgan and the New York utility bankers in forcing Wendell Willkie on the Republican Party.... There is nothing to the Willkie boom for President except the artificial public opinion being created by newspapers, magazines, and the radio. The reason back of all this is money. Money is being spent by someone, and lots of it." 86 Cong. Rec - June 19, 1940 Part 8 Page 8641


“The President is determined that we shall win the war together. Make no mistake about it “He has sent me here to tell you that at all costs and by all means he will carry you through, no matter what happens to him—there is nothing that he will not do so far as he has human power.” Winston Churchill The Grand Alliance Page 21 about FDR


"But the Atlantic Pact (NATO) need not be our last effort toward greater unity. It can be converted into one more sound and important step working toward world peace. It can be one of the most positive moves in the direction of One World" The Goal Is Governed Of All The World Pamphlet, By CFR Member Elmo Roper congressional hearing June 20th 1966 Page 76, Or Get The PDF From ACU Library, Page 13


"Beyond my comprehension that we would countenance a situation in which Chinese soldiers killed American youth in organized, formal warfare and yet we would fail to use all the power at our command to protect those Americans" Mark Clark from Danuve to the Yalu Page 315


"Contemplating this remarkable result, many were tempted simply to thank their lucky stars; but it was not all luck. These two nominations were not accidental. … The fundamental meaning of the Eisenhower candidacy can best be understood by considering the nature of the forces he was drafted to stop - for fundamentally he was the stop-Taft candidate" George McGeorge Bundy November 1952 Foreign Affairs Imperatives of Foreign Policy


'To the contrary, Castro could not have seized power in Cuba without the aid of the United States. American Government agencies and the United States press played a major role in bringing Castro to power.... As the U.S. Ambassador to Cuba during the Castro-Communist revolution of 1957-59, I had first-hand knowledge of the facts which brought about the rise of Fidel Castro.... The State Department consistently intervened - positively, negatively, and by innuendo - to bring about the downfall of President Fulgencio Batista, thereby making it possible for Fidel Castro to take over the Government of Cuba." NYT 26th of September 1979 Former US Ambassador to Cuba E. T Smith


"Our political leaders elected to fight a land war, where every advantage lay with the enemy, and to employ our vast sea and air superiority in very limited supporting roles only. Surprise, perhaps the greatest of the principles of war... was deliberately sacrificed when our leaders revealed our strategy and tactics to the enemy.... The enemy was told... that we would not bomb populated areas, heavy industry, canals, dams, and other critical targets - and thus sanctuaries were established by us along the Chinese border and around Haiphong and Hanoi. This permitted the enemy to concentrate anti-aircraft defenses around the North Vietnamese targets that our Air Force was permitted to attack - greatly increasing our casualties. Missiles, oil and ammunition were permitted to enter Haiphong harbor unmolested and without protest" Lieutenant General IRA C Eaker about the Vietnam war in congressional hearing 91st Congress Vol 115 Part 23 October 21st 1969 Page 31437 or 723 on eBook


"David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski found Jimmy Carter to be their ideal candidate. They helped him win the nomination and the presidency. To accomplish this purpose, they mobilized the money power of the Wall Street bankers, the intellectual influence of the academic community - which is subservient to the wealth of the great tax-free foundations - and the media controllers represented in the membership of the CFR and the Trilateral" Senator Barry Goldwater With No Apologies Page 286


Unverified Sources


"a trusteeship for Korea will be assumed not by a particular country, but by a group of Powers, say, the United States, Great Britain, China and Russia" Foreign affairs April 1944 A J Grajdanzev


The word "Establishment" is a general term for the power elite in international finance, business, the professions· and government, largely from the northeast, who wield most of the power regardless of who is in the White House. Most people are unaware of the existence of this "legitimate Mafia." Yet the power of the Establishment makes itself felt from the professor who seeks a foundation grant, to the candidate for a cabinet post or State Department job. It affects the nation's policies in almost every area." Edith Kermit Roosevelt " Elite Clique holds power in US


"As long as states insist that they are the supreme arbiters of their destinies - that as sovereign entities their decisions are subject to no higher authority - international organizations will never be able to guarantee the maintenance of peace" Kurt Waldheim The United Nations the tarnished image foreign affairs 1984


"[W]e were intrigued to read news reports that Mr. Gorbachev himself was reading articles excerpted from Foreign Affairs in preparation for the meetings with President Reagan" The CFR Annual report 1985-86


"What is the Establishment's view-point? Through the Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations its ideologies constant: That the best way to fight Communism is by a One World Socialist state governed by "experts" like themselves. The result has been policies which favor the growth of the superstate, gradual surrender of United States sovereignty to the United Nations and a steady retreat in the face of Communist aggression." Edith Kermit Roosevelt " Elite Clique holds power in US


"the only reason I told the president to fight in korea was to validate NATO" Dean Acheson


"to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order." Nixon Foreign Affairs Asia after Vietnam


"Moreover, all the key foreign policy decision makers of the Carter Administration had previously served in the Trilateral Commission" Zbibnigew Brzezinski power and principles Page 286



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