Part One: A Portrait of an Insider
By Will Banyan, Copyright © August 2008/2015 (revised and updated)
Author’s Note: This was part one of a planned two part study of John C. Whitehead (1922-2015), the former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs and the holder of numerous other positions. This article which originally appeared on the Martin Frost website in 2008, has been revised and updated to take note of Whitehead’s death earlier this year, and to incorporate a range of other new information that has come to light. Part Two, which examines Whitehead’s role in the successful effort in 2005 to prevent the Senate confirmation of Ambassador John R. Bolton as US Ambassador to the United Nations, after a lengthy delay to locate and incorporate new data, will hopefully be completed in coming months.
On February 7, 2015, at the advanced age of 92, former banker and Reagan Administration official John C. Whitehead passed away. Whitehead’s death prompted a torrent of overwhelmingly positive eulogising from his various friends, acquaintances, former work colleagues, Wall Street, and from the numerous non-government organizations that he had given both his time and financial support. The CEO and President of Goldman Sachs issued a memorandum to all their employees to lament Whitehead’s passing and to praise his “enormous grace and integrity” and his legacy that would “endure in the institutions he lead.” The President of Global Financial Integrity (GFI) International described him as a “true Statesman and an American Hero”; the Carnegie Corporation mourned the loss of a their former Trustee, “a great American and a patriot”; the Asia Society described its former Chairman of its Board of Trustees as “one of our greatest friends and champions”; the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) paid tribute to a “True UN Champion” and a “tower of strength” whose “generosity enabled many good things to happen”; and the Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), marked the passing of a “great leader and dear friend” who was also “truly a global citizen.” “In a world of growing fragmentation”, observed Henry Kissinger in his eulogy, Whitehead had “exuded universal principles.” US Senator John McCain expressed his sadness at the death of his “friend”, and paid tribute to Whitehead’s:
remarkable career spanning global finance and public service stands as a testament to a life devoted to causes greater than one’s own self-interest.
Reading this sad litany, one cannot help but ask: who was John C. Whitehead? How could this seemingly obscure citizen attract so much high-level praise? And how could he be celebrated as a both an American “patriot” and a “global citizen”?
In the [redacted], is a 1964 memorandum from Curtis J. Hoxter to H. J. “Jack” Heinz II. Heinz helped found and fund the Bilderberg group, and was on the Steering Committee at the time. Hoxter ran a public relations marketing company. I can only assume that Heinz or the Bilderberg group themselves had hired him.
The memorandum concerns an October 28, 1963 editorial in the Richmond News Leader, titled “The Bilderbergers.” They weren’t happy about it at all, and Hoxter was tasked to get to the bottom of it. They were worried about the upcoming Bilderberg conference, in March, to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Hoxter’s report is quite revealing. Bilderberg were very sensitive about any press, let alone anything that cast them in a negative light. Hoxter produces something akin to an intelligence report—on the newspaper, its editors, and the political situation in Virginia—replete with a half-baked conspiracy theory about who may have been behind it.
There wasn’t a byline on the article, but Hoxter found out pretty quick that it was in fact James P. Lucier who wrote it. After first talking with his boss, he then engaged in an hour-long conversation with Lucier about the matter.
I failed to find his email. It’d be interesting to get his take on these events, and if a “direct confrontation” from Bilderberg occurred as Hoxter, in conclusion, suggested they should do. I’m sure Lucier is oblivious to the fact that the memorandum even exists—it has never been published and sits in a dusty archive—let alone what it contains and what they say about him.
James P. Lucier, “The Bilderbergers,” Richmond, VA., News Leader, Oct. 28, 1963
In many a dark corner, there floats a whisper that the world is ruled by persons unseen. At some appointed time, silent limousines deliver a group of faceless men to a heavily guarded mansion where whole continents are carved up and put together around a table. These men, a kind of Mafia of international politics, are called the Bilderbergers.
We have always taken our Bilderbergers with mustard. Back in April of 1957, Westbrook Pegler reported that the Bilderbergers met in a heavily guarded session at St. Simon’s Island, off the coast of Georgia; but Peg was about the only newsman who saw them. In the summer of 1962, an early edition of the New York Times noted that a group of American diplomats were going to Stockholm to attend “a secret meeting of men of great wealth.” But the news mysteriously was crowded out of the final edition which is preserved on microfilm.
Last year there was a singular report in the National Journal about a FOIA release of documents at the Clinton Presidential Library which revealed that Hillary Clinton had in fact attended the 1997 Bilderberg Conference. I thought it would quickly make the rounds in alternative circles, but I was wrong.
Turns out there’s quite a bit of material now accessible at the Clinton Presidential Library about Bilderberg during Bill’s time in office – 31 folders, approximately 1,328 pages worth. According to the finding aid:
This collection consists of cables, correspondence, email, memoranda, speeches, talking points, and tracking sheets concerning the Bilderberg Group, its conferences and events in which the President, First Lady, and White House staff were connected.
The Bilderberg meetings began in 1954 when a group of leading citizens from Western Europe and the United States started to hold regular conferences for off-the-record discussions of major trends in the postwar period amoung the Atlantic Community. About 115 participants are invited to each meeting by the Bilderberg chairman in consultation with the steering committee. Members are primarily government and business leaders. Participants speak in a personal capacity, and conference proceedings are not distributed publicly.
Then Governor Clinton attended the 1991 Bilderberg Conference in Baden-Baden, Germany (for which no records were available); and First Lady Hillary Clinton attended the Atlanta, Georgia Conference in June of 1997. President Clinton made brief remarks at the Bilderberg Steering Committee Meeting in October of 1995. Also, several National Security Council staff members have spoken at Bilderberg events.
It was common knowledge that Clinton attended the 1991 conference and he was included on the Bilderberg official list. The 1997 list, however, certainly didn’t mention that Hillary had attended; the fact that a sitting president addressed the Bilderberg Steering Committee is a new revelation as well.
Hillary’s Bilderberg speech apparently contained “a strong endorsement of immediate NATO membership for the Baltics.” Her husband signed a pledge of partnership in 1998 but full membership was only granted in 2004.
At any rate, she lied in that video when asked a direct question about attending any Bilderberg conference.
by Paul & Phillip D. Collins ©, May 23, 2007
The Great South American Defection
In April 2007, World Bank representative Eduardo Somensatto was instructed to leave Ecuador immediately (Behar, no pagination). Fox News characterized Ecuador’s actions as a “rejection slip” to the World Bank (no pagination). Evidently, a source within the bank’s headquarters agreed. According to the source, Somensatto’s expulsion prompted the bank to enter into a “crisis mode” (no pagination). Moreover, the source claimed that a “communications strategy for informing the staff” was being hastily developed before any substantial media leaks could occur (no pagination). As abrupt as this expulsion might have seemed, the World Bank source candidly observed that Ecuador “long disliked the bank” (no pagination). In addition, public statements by Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa candidly foreshadowed the removal of Somensatto and the World Bank. Fox News reporter Richard Behar elaborates:
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa had announced on April 21 during his weekly radio program that he planned to expel Somensatto, but it was unclear if he would follow through on the threat.
According to Correa, the World Bank held up a $100 million credit in 2005, when he was economic minister, following concerns the bank had about a new law governing oil funds.
“They punished a sovereign country for modifying a national law,” Correa charged at the time, adding that his government “won’t put up with blackmail from this international bureaucracy.”
“[W]e are nobody’s colony,” he said at the time. (No pagination)
A film by Bryan Law and Dan Dicks “United We Fall” is a documentary about the North American Union that is being developed right now between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. For years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. In recent years, the mood has shifted and a rift is developing between those who want a Deeply Integrated North American Community, and those who wish to retain their national sovereignty. This film takes a look at both sides by interviewing both insiders and activists who have been at the heart of this heated debate. The film also looks to the broader agenda of building a world government and its implications.
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The Father of the Amero, Professor Herbert Grubel speaks about his 1999 publication, “The Case for the Amero” and talks about the economic benefits of having a common North American currency. He also speaks about a necessary catalyzing event required, in order to have political change which could bring about a monetary union. Visit
Originally Published at Conspiracy Archive on 2008/12/05
“Space Brothers” cult leader, Rael, doesn’t like tall-tales about the “Illuminati,” or “myths …distilled through the internet [that might] … reverse the wonderful trend of globalization, which will lead us to the only way to save humanity: a world government ending nationalism.” The “anti-globalization fanatics,” he says, through free speech on the internet, exacerbate nationalistic fervour – e.g. good ‘ole patriotism.
Rael and his space-faring buddies think this type of thinking is far too dangerous, and should not be allowed to continue. Mork! They – the aliens and Rael’s free-sex sect – especially love the idea of the Bill Gates-funded (what William Engdahl has dubbed) “Doomsday Vault.”
Rael loves the elite project so much, that he has invested Bill Gates as an “Honorary Guide of the Raelian Movement.” How lovely.
One other such alumnus, is the Technocratic-Cybernated Zeitgeistian, Jacque Fresco: