The Deep Politics of God: The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal (Part 1 of 2)
by Paul Collins & Phillip Collins ©, Feb. 19th, 2007
Part 1 of 2
Currently, the majority of people in America associate the name of Ted Haggard with sexual scandals within the U.S. Evangelical movement. On November 2, 2006, Haggard was accused of engaging in a homosexual tryst (Harris, no pagination). This accusation was made by Michael Jones; a former gay escort/body builder who claims Haggard paid him for sex and drugs (no pagination). Jones went on Peter Boyles radio show on KHOW volunteering to take a polygraph test (Gorski and McPhee, no pagination). The test was administered by John Kresnik, who characterized Jones’ answers about sex as “deceptive” (no pagination). However, Jones said that he probably would not take another polygraph test (no pagination). This raises substantial doubts about the voracity of Jones’ claims, especially in light of Kresnik’s willingness to disregard the initial results because of Jones’ prior stress, lack of sleep, and an inability to eat (no pagination). Thus, at least some of the allegations against Haggard may prove to be false. Yet, that being said, it has been firmly established that Haggard bought methamphetamines (Harris, no pagination). Methamphetamines are supposed to enhance the sexual experience for homosexuals. Haggard also admitted to receiving a massage from Jones, which, of course, raises suspicions (no pagination).
In the end, America has been presented with an evangelical leader who has been involved in drug use and sexual immorality. The latest installment in a long series of depraved fiascos was engineered, in part, by Michael Jones. Essentially, Jones is a homosexual who wants to frustrate the efforts of traditionalists and conservatives who are trying to prevent homosexuality from being normalized. To achieve such an end, Jones probably exaggerated and embellished his story. Before anyone takes Jones’ story at face value, it should be remembered that he is a drug-dealing prostitute. Given that shady background, one does not have to be an evangelical Christian to suspect Jones of perpetrating some deception. The Haggard story is very tragic because there are no “good guys.” Instead, there are merely varying degrees of evil. A beleaguered America, tired of all the scandals and demoralization, is presented with the familiar portrait of a preacher who has fallen to immorality and hypocrisy. Yet, the only revelations that have been made available thus far are being provided by a moral reprobate whose only interest in exposing Haggard is the subversion of the traditionalist campaign to maintain sexual sanity.
However, beyond the lurid haze of a story that makes the 1977 Thornbirds novel seem tame, there is an important component being missed here. An investigation into Ted Haggard’s background reveals a much deeper story. This investigation begins with a glance back to June of 2006 when Israel was fighting with Hezbollah in Lebanon. Ted Haggard, who was head of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) at the time, announced that the NAE would not be supporting Israel in its conflict with Hezbollah (Berkowitz, no pagination). Haggard had been approached by Israeli officials who wanted Haggard to issue a public statement of support for Israel. Haggard refused (no pagination). Why would Haggard refuse to support opposition to Hezbollah, a known terrorist organization?
The answer may lie in the fact that Haggard is tied to the pro-Muslim and possible Muslim convert Grover Norquist. Norquist is a Bush/GOP operative who connects the government to the very terrorist network America is supposed to be fighting. The Nation magazine referred to Norquist as “‘Field Marshal of the Bush Plan” (Gitell, no pagination). However, Norquist cannot be described as just another benign Bush cheerleader. Grover Norquist is best described as the liaison between the Administration and Islamists. Seth Gitell elaborates:
The Protestant Norquist is a founding director of the Islamic Institute, a socially conservative Muslim think tank that eschews international issues in favor of domestic issues such as tax cuts and faith-based initiatives. In addition, Norquist’s lobbying firm, Janus-Merritt Strategies LLC, was officially registered as a lobbyist for the Islamic Institute as well as for Abdurahman Alamoudi, the founder and former executive director of the American Muslim Council. Public records show that Alamoudi has done more than $20,000 worth of business with Norquist’s firm, on issues relating to Malaysia. (No pagination)
If Norquist’s Islamic associations were moderate, then all suspicions concerning his activities could be dismissed. However, Norquist’s Islamic links appear to have a dark side. Consider the aforementioned Abdurahman Alamoudi. Alamoudi has been involved in activities that could be characterized as extremist. Seth Gitell informs us that Alamoudi:
attended an anti-Israel protest outside the White House on October 28, 2000. Alamoudi revved up the crowd, saying: “I have been labeled by the media in New York as being a supporter of Hamas. Anybody supporters of Hamas here? “The crowd cheered.” Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas … I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah.” (Both groups are on the State Department’s official list of terrorist organizations.) (No pagination)
Another individual tied to the Alamoudi’s American Muslim Council is Sami Al-Arian, a Kuwaiti born Palestinian associate professor at the University of South Florida. In House of Bush, House of Saud, Craig Unger describes Al-Arian’s 1998 guest appearance at the American Muslim Council:
In 1998, he appeared as a guest speaker before the American Muslim Council. According to conservative author Kenneth Timmerman, Al-Arian referred to Jews as ‘monkeys and pigs’ and added, ‘Jihad is our path. Victory to Islam. Death to Israel. Revolution! Revolution! Until victory! Rolling, rolling to Jerusalem!’ That speech was part of a dossier compiled on al-Arian by federal agents who have had him under surveillance for many years because of suspected ties to terrorist organizations. (207)
On March 12, 2000, Al-Arian was among a group of Muslim leaders who had the opportunity to meet with George and Laura Bush at a local mosque in Tampa Florida (206). Doubtless, such a meeting would not have been possible without the influence of Grover Norquist.
There is even evidence that seems to suggest that Norquist is now a convert to Islam. Daniel Pipes provides evidence that this is the case:
Paul Sperry, author of the new book, Infiltration, in an interview calls Grover Norquist “an agent of influence for Islamists in Washington.” When asked by FrontPageMag.com why a Republican anti-tax lobbyist should so passionately promote Islamist causes, Sperry implied that Norquist has converted to Islam: “He’s marrying a Muslim, and when I asked Norquist if he himself has converted to Islam, he brushed the question off as too ‘personal.'” As Lawrence Auster comments on this exchange, “Clearly, if Norquist hadn’t converted to Islam, or weren’t in the process of doing so, he would simply have answered no.” (No pagination)
Norquist’s marriage to a Muslim woman further supports the contention that the GOP/Bush operative is no longer a Protestant. Pipes elaborates:
Indeed, Norquist married Samah Alrayyes, a Palestinian Muslim, on April 2, 2005, and Islamic law limits a Muslim woman to marrying a man who is Muslim. This is not an abstract dictum but a very serious imperative, with many “honor” killings having resulted from a woman ignoring her family’s wishes.
Alrayyes (now known as Samah Norquist) has radical Islamic credentials of her own; she served as communications director at the Islamic Free Market Institute, the Islamist organization Norquist helped found. Now, she is employed as a public affairs officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development – and so it appears that yet another Islamist finds employment in a branch of the U.S. government. (No pagination)
Pipes is known for subscribing to some very bizarre and paranoid anti-Arab conspiracy theories. Nonetheless, his contention concerning Norquist is confirmed by other sources that have looked into Norquist’s activities.
Both Haggard and Norquist connect through their shared membership in the highly secretive Council for National Policy (CNP) (“Council for National Policy,” no pagination). Haggard was a member of the CNP until the sex scandal. The CNP is the nexus for several odd confluences. It exhibits many of the features of the traditional globalist machinations that comprise the neoliberal wing of the ruling elite. Yet, many of its members are ostensibly opposed to several neoliberal initiatives and agendas. Succinctly encapsulating this intersection of strange confluences, ABC’s Marc J. Ambinder characterizes the CNP as “the conservative version of the Council on Foreign Relations” (Ambinder, no pagination). Thus, one is confronted by a decidedly “right-wing” brand of elitism. Of course, within the dialectical climate that is the product of the elite’s continuous Hegelian activism, appellations like “right-wing” and “left-wing” become virtually meaningless. The CNP seems to be the result of cross-pollination between neoconservatives, the Iran-Contra fraternity, and Nazis. It is within this shady organization that individuals like Haggard and Norquist meet.
Can one say with any degree of certainty that Haggard’s failure to support Israel and oppose Hezbollah was a result of Norquist’s influence? In all honesty, one must label such contention a theory. That being said, it is still important to look into the secret society that both Norquist and Haggard hold in common, the Council for National Policy. The CNP appears to be a creation of factions of the power elite designed to mobilize well-meaning Christians to unwittingly support elite initiatives. The CNP could also be considered a project in religious engineering that empties Christianity of its metaphysical substance and reconceptualizes many of its principles and concepts according to the socially and politically expedient designs of the elite. These contentions are supported by the fact that many CNP members are also members of other organizations and/or criminal enterprises that are tied directly to the power elite. Therefore, the best way to learn about the CNP’s pedigree is to examine the background of its members. Here are the credentials of some of the CNP’s more infamous members.
Howard Ahmanson, Jr.
Ahmanson is an heir to Home Savings bank fortune (“Howard Ahmanson, Jr.,” no pagination). A multi-millionaire, Ahmanson has used a portion of his tremendous fortune to fund elite conduits. His Ahmanson Foundation funded the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (no pagination). As was previously stated, the CNP aspires to be the so-called “conservative version” of the CFR. The CFR is one of the principal arbiters of American foreign policy and a premiere purveyor of globalism. The organization is devoted to the realization of Cecil Rhodes’ vision for a one-world socialist totalitarian system dominated by an Anglophile elite. John Ruskin, a professor at Oxford University, was the chief inspiration for Rhodes’ imperialistic vision. However, Cecil Rhodes not the only adherent of Ruskin’s imperialistic message. Evidently, others had taken to heart the Anglophilic gospel of Ruskin and, eventually, became associated with Rhodes. Together, this network would establish a secret society devoted to the cause of British expansionism. Carroll Quigley explains:
Among Ruskin’s most devoted disciples at Oxford were a group of intimate friends including Arnold Toynbee, Alfred (later Lord) Milner, Arthur Glazebrook, George (later Sir George) Parkin, Philip Lyttelton Gell, and Henry (later Sir Henry) Birchenough. These were so moved by Ruskin that they devoted the rest of their lives to carrying out his ideas. A similar group of Cambridge men including Reginald Baliol Brett (Lord Esher), Sir John B. Seeley, Albert (Lord) Grey, and Edmund Garrett were also aroused by Ruskin’s message and devoted their lives to the extension of the British Empire and uplift of England’s urban masses as two parts of one project which they called “extension of the English-speaking idea.”
They were remarkably successful in these aims because of England’s most sensational journalist William Stead (1849 – 1912), an ardent social reformer and imperialist, brought them into association with Rhodes. This association was formally established on February 5, 1891, when Rhodes and Stead organized a secret society of which Rhodes had been dreaming for sixteen years. In this secret society Rhodes was to be leader; Stead, Brett (Lord Esher), and Milner were to form an executive committee; Arthur (lord) Balfour, (Sir) Harry Johnston, Lord Rothschild, Albert (Lord) Grey, and others were listed as potential members of a “Circle of Initiates;” while there was to be an outer circle known as the “Association of Helpers” (later organized by Milner as the Round Table organization). Brett was invited to join this organization the same day and Milner a couple of weeks later, on his return from Egypt. Both accepted with enthusiasm. Thus the central part of the secret society was established by March 1891. It continued to function as a formal group, although the outer circle was, apparently, not organized until 1909-1913. This group was able to get access to Rhodes’ money after his death in 1902 and also to funds of loyal Rhodes supporters like Alfred Beit (1853-1906) and Sir Abe Bailey (1864-1940). With this backing they sought to extend and execute the ideals that Rhodes had obtained from Ruskin and Stead. Milner was the chief Rhodes Trustee and Parkin was Organizing Secretary of the Rhodes Trust after 1902, while Gell and Birchenough, as well as others with similar ideas, became officials of the British South Africa Company. They were joined in their efforts by other Ruskinite friends of Stead’s like Lord Grey, Lord Esher, and Flora Shaw (later Lady Lugard). In 1890, by a stratagem too elaborate to describe here, Miss Shaw became Head of the Colonial Department of the Times while still remaining on the payroll of Stead’s Pall Mall Gazette. In this past she played a major role in the next ten years in carrying into execution the imperial schemes of Cecil Rhodes, to whom Stead had introduced her in 1889. (131-32)
After Rhodes’ death, his enormous fortune would be used to establish the Rhodes Scholarship Fund, a program devoted to promoting the Ruskinite variety of globalism within academia. Rene Wormser examines the prolific diffusion of Rhodes Scholars and their occupancy of politically and socially significant positions:
Of a total of 1,372 American Rhodes scholars up to 1953, 431 held or hold positions in teaching and educational administration (among them, 31 college presidents); 113 held government positions; 70 held positions in press and radio; and 14 were executives in other foundations. (201)
With Rhodes’ passing, the responsibility for the perpetuation of the imperialistic crusade became the burden of chief Rhodes Trustee Alfred Milner. Milner was the governor-general and high commissioner of South Africa between 1897 and 1905 (Quigley 132). During this period, Milner assembled recruits from Toynbee Hall and Oxford that would “win influential posts in government and international finance and become the dominant influence in British imperial and foreign affairs up to 1939” (132). Known as “Milner’s Kindergarten,” this network established semisecret organizations called Round Table Groups (132). The Round Table Groups sprouted up in America and in Britain’s chief dependencies (132). These semisecret groups would produce:
the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) for which the chief financial supporters were Sir Abe Bailey and the Astor Family (owners of The Times). Similar Institutes of International Affairs were established in the chief British dominions and in the United States (where it is known as the Council on Foreign Relations) in the period of 1919-1927. (132-33)
Since its inception in 1921, the CFR has acquired an impressive body of members and sizable quantities of political capital. The Council has been peopled by prominent power brokers like Dick Cheney, George H.W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, and Zbigniew Brzezinski (Kah 31). Other Establishment luminaries that have been CFR members include Walter Lippmann, Cyrus Vance, Adlai Stevenson, Robert O. Anderson, Theodore M. Hesburgh, Brent Scrowcroft, Lane Kirkland, and Jeane J. Kirkpatrick (31). Financing for the Council’s founding came from the very same individuals responsible for the formation of the Federal Reserve: Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff, Otto Kahn, Bernard Baruch, J.P. Morgan, and John D. Rockefeller (31). Of course, several Federal Reserve chairmen would share membership in the CFR, including Paul Warburg, Paul Volker, and Alan Greenspan (31). Thus, one could convincingly argue that American monetary policy is largely influenced by Council initiatives and agendas.
The oligarchical Rockefeller dynasty has enjoyed prolonged representation within the CFR. David Rockefeller, grandson of John D. Rockefeller, was a Council director for thirty-six years and a chairman of the board for fifteen years (Kah 31). John D. Rockefeller IV, David Rockefeller Jr., and Rodman C. Rockefeller have also inhabited the Council roster (31). The Council itself has received continued financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation (Wormser 209). Interestingly enough, the director of the Rockefeller Foundation during the 50s was also a Rhodes Scholar (Wormser 201).
Populated and supported by individuals with overtly elitist ambitions, the Council on Foreign Relations hardly represents the interests of the American public. Instead, it represents the interests of the ruling class. Concerning this organizational conduit for elitist initiatives, congressman John R. Rarick has issued the following admonition:
The Council on Foreign Relations-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. And I find that few university students and graduates have even heard of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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 from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the United States from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship. (Qutd. in Roberts 203)
In short, the CFR is an elitist machination for the consolidation of political power. That the CNP wishes to emulate such an organization should prompt considerable suspicion. Howard Ahmanson, Jr.’s shared membership in the CNP and CFR suggests that there might be ideological commonalities between the two. Given his Establishment pedigree, Ahmanson, Jr. is more than qualified to help the CNP more closely approximate the CFR model.
Ashcroft served as the Attorney General during George W. Bush’s first term in office. He is the architect of the USA Patriot Act (“John David Ashcroft,” no pagination). According to Washington Post staff writer Jim McGee, this law:
… empowers the government to shift the primary mission of the FBI from solving crimes to gathering domestic intelligence. In addition, the Treasury Department has been charged with building a financial intelligence-gathering system whose data can be accessed by CIA. Most significantly, the CIA will have the authority for the first time to influence FBI surveillance operations inside the United States and to obtain evidence gathered by federal grand juries and criminal wiretaps. (No pagination)
The Patriot Act is designed to transform America into a surveillance society. Wiretapping has been expanded to invade the privacy of a larger portion of the populace. In the name of fighting terrorism, the prying eyes of the government can now watch those merely deemed “suspicious.” Furthermore, wiretaps are no longer just a tool in criminal investigations. Under the Act, they become a means of gathering information on the citizenry. Unfortunately, the surprises do not stop there. The Act also lifts many of the constraints on the CIA’s power. McGee writes:
The new law also gives the CIA unprecedented access to the most powerful investigative weapon in the federal law enforcement’s arsenal: the federal grand jury. The grand juries have nearly unlimited power to gather evidence in secret, including testimony, wiretap transcripts, phone records, business records or medical records …
The new law permits allow the FBI to give grand jury information to the CIA without a court order, as long as the information concerns foreign intelligence or international terrorism. The information can also be shared widely throughout the national security establishment … (No pagination)
Ashcroft does not only promote police state measures. There is also evidence that the former Attorney General possesses racist sentiments and has promoted racist policies. The BBC provides a list of Ashcroft’s behavior that suggests racism:
- his opposition to the appointment of a black Missouri judge, Ronnie White, to a federal court bench;
- his opposition to voluntary school desegregation plans in his home state when he was attorney-general of Missouri;
- comments praising Southern war heroes from the American Civil War;
- his opposition to a voter registration campaign in St Louis, which has a large black and traditionally Democratic population… (No pagination)
Ashcroft is also a member of the highly secretive Federalist Society (“John David Ashcroft,” no pagination). The Federalist Society seeks to radically transform the American Judiciary system. That transformation will, in all likelihood, be advantageous to neoconservatives and Contragaters. This contention is reinforced by the fact that Edwin Meese and Irving Kristol are among the group’s founders and Richard Mellon Scaife was one of its early financers (“Federalist Society,” no pagination). When Ashcroft’s former boss, George W. Bush, wanted to stop the manual recount in the 2000 election, it was Ted Olson, head of the Washington chapter of the Federalist Society, who helped the President circumvent the electoral process (Borger, no pagination).
Conservative Politician Gary Bauer is known for “scaring the hell out of the Republican establishment” (“Gary Bauer,” no pagination). There are good reasons for the fear among genuine conservatives. Bauer, supposedly a Christian, is actually tied to some very anti-Christian groups and individuals. His Family Research Council was a signatory of the Scientology Pledge to remove psychology from California schools and replace it with L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics (“CNP and Scientology,” no pagination). Scientology founder Hubbard was a student of the notorious Satanist Aleister Crowley. Hubbard would refer to Crowley as “my good friend” in one of his lectures (Miller 135). Scientology also has ties to some of the darker elements of the intelligence community. In his book The Game Player, former CIA agent Miles Copeland talks about a project established by his assistant at the CIA’s Political Action Staff, Bob Mandlestam. According to Copeland, this project, known as “occultism in high places,” or “OHP,” was:
a theory of political activism based on an impressively detailed study of ways in which leaders of the world based their judgements on one form or another of divine guidance. (176)
As part of OHP, Mandlestam made arrangements with Scientology (177). This arrangement would make it possible for Scientology to influence its adherents to move in a direction that buttressed the CIA’s political agenda.
Bauer was also a speaker at Sun Myung Moon’s Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Conference in 1996 (“CNP and Scientology,” no pagination). Moon is the founder of the Unification Church, which is anything but Christian. In a 1992 speech entitled “Completion of the Responsibilities of True Parents,” Moon claimed the Jesus failed in His mission to earth. Moon stated:
Jesus established Christianity, but did he achieve a success there? The conclusion now is obviously not. Jesus could not succeed in making the Christian churches serve God’s purpose. Isn’t that truly obvious? (No pagination)
In 1993, Moon gave another speech where he claimed that his Unification Church would actually replace the Christian church. He stated:
For Rev. Moon my enemy is the United States and the Christian world. The entire Christian world and the free world is my enemy. Since American Christian churches have come against Father so adamantly, Father created the Unification Church to replace the Christian world in America. (No pagination)
Apparently, Moonies are very serious about doing away with Christianity and replacing it with the religion of their own messiah, Sun Myung Moon. To show just how dedicated they are to this cause, the Moon front known as the American Clergy Leadership Conference sponsored a nationwide “Tear Down The Cross” campaign on April 18, 2003 (“‘Tear down the Cross’ Ceremony-Bronx, New York,” no pagination). This event included tearing a Cross down from the Pentecostal Family Center in the Bronx, New York (no pagination). The Cross was to be replaced with the Crown, which is, of course, the symbol of Sun Myung Moon (no pagination).
Bauer’s involvement with Moon may constitute a conflict of interest. On a number of occasions, Bauer has been critical of China, comparing the communist country with Castro’s Cuba and even calling for an end to its Most Favored Nation (MFN) status (“Gary Bauer on China,” no pagination). Defense Intelligence Agency documents show that Moon has given money to China’s oppressive partner, North Korea. Robert Parry elaborates:
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s business empire, which includes the conservative Washington Times, paid millions of dollars to North Korea’s communist leaders in the early 1990s when the hard-line government needed foreign currency to finance its weapons programs, according to U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency documents.
The payments included a $3 million “birthday present” to current communist leader Kim Jong Il and offshore payments amounting to “several tens of million dollars” to the previous communist dictator, Kim Il Sung, the partially declassified documents said. (No pagination)
Given the fact that China is allied with North Korea, Moon’s involvement with Kim Jong Il should concern Bauer. Even the elitist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) acknowledges the cozy relationship existing between the two countries. CFR member Esther Pan writes:
China has supported North Korea since Chinese fighters flooded onto the Korean peninsula to fight for the Communist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 1950. Since the Korean War divided the peninsula between the North and South, China has given both political and economic backing to North Korea’s leaders: Kim Il Sung, and his son and successor, Kim Jung-Il. In recent years, China has been seen as one of the authoritarian regime’s few allies. (No pagination)
Still, do not expect Bauer to say very much about Moon’s support of North Korea. His speaking engagement at Moon’s Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Conference in 1996 paid somewhere between $80,000 and $150,000 (“CNP and Scientology,” no pagination).
Bauer is also a founder of the Neoconservative Project for a New American Century, which sought to take U.S. foreign policy in an imperialist direction (“Gary Bauer,” no pagination). This imperialistic agenda becomes evident in a September 2000 PNAC report entitled Rebuilding America’s Defenses. The report states:
Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein. (No pagination)
Evidently, Iraq was always a target. The same holds true for the rest of the Arab world. One of the signatories of PNAC’s 1997 statement of principles was Paul Wolfowitz (Ruppert 531). Wolfowitz was also the Dean and Professor of International Relations the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (531). This is also the home of Zbigniew Brzezinski (531). While at Columbia University in the 1960s, Brzezinski had been a CIA asset (Trento, Prelude to Terror, 166). Brzezinski had been recruited by Ted Shackley while he was in the CIA’s East European Division scooping out Polish-born students that would be good at intelligence work (Prelude to Terror, 166). Shackley had worked and formed a close association with CNP members John Singlaub and Oliver North while in Laos and Cambodia (Prelude to Terror, 35). Robert Crowley, a former associate director with the CIA, described what kind of relationship existed between Brzezinski and Shackley years after the recruitment had taken place:
When Shackley met with Brzezinski decades later, “they were not old friends talking about their best days,” said Robert Crowley; “it was a control officer talking to an agent. In this instance, the agent happened to be the president’s top National Security Adviser.” (Prelude to Terror, 166)
In 1997, Brzezinski published the prophetic book, The Grand Chessboard. This book delineated the geostrategy that the neoconservative-dominated administration would adopt. This overtly imperialistic tract opens with the following observation:
The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world’s paramount. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power . . . (xii)
Brzezinski asserts that, in order to maintain her status as the world’s sole superpower, America must extend her primacy abroad. In particular, Brzezinski cites Eurasia as geostrategically axial in this campaign of imperialism:
But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America. The formulation of a comprehensive and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book. (xiv)
However, Brzezinski identifies a distinct threat to this campaign: “The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent” (24). Brzezinski reiterates this fear later and in much more elitist language:
It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America’s power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifice (casualties, even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization. (35)
America’s natal aversion towards imperialism poses a sizable obstacle to global primacy. The republic must become an empire, whether its citizenry desires such system or not. However, Brzezinski presents a solution:
Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.(211)
Ominously enough, Rebuilding America’s Defenses echoed Brzezinski’s contention. The authors of the September 2000 PNAC report state that, in order for America to assume the desired course, an attack “like a new Pearl Harbor” was necessary (no pagination). A “new Pearl Harbor” did appear. It was the rubble of the WTC buildings. The required “direct external threat” was Osama Bin Laden. Numerous researchers have made the case for prior knowledge of the attacks. Reiterating their arguments is not the purpose of this article. What is important to understand is that Bauer’s cabal, the PNAC, is seeing its vision tangibly enacted by the current militaristic expeditions abroad. Evidently, plans had been laid well in advance of September 11, 2001.
Holland Coors is part of the Coors family dynasty, which made its fortune through the sale of beer. The family has strong ties to neo-Nazis. The Corporate Dirt Archives presents evidence of these ties:
The Coors family has always had strong ties to neo-Nazis. Adolph Coors allowed KKK meetings and cross-burnings on brewery property in Colorado. In 1984, Bill Coors fought against passage of the Civil Rights Act, telling an audience of black businessmen that blacks don’t succeed because they “lack intellectual capacity.” After encouraging them to go back to Africa, he said that one of the best things slave-drivers did to American blacks “was to drag your ancestors over here in chains” because blacks in America have greater opportunity than those in Africa. (“It’s no accident that Coors is the right beer in America,” no pagination)
Coors’ involvement with neo-Nazis also becomes evident through the family’s Heritage Foundation. The Corporate Dirt Archives elaborates:
When Joseph Coors established the Heritage Foundation in 1974, he chose Roger Pearson, an outspoken anti-semite and pro-nazi, as co- editor of the Heritage Foundation publication Policy Review. Pearson is the author of a book on Aryan supremacy called “Race and Civilization”, and has been the editor or co-editor of several racist and neo-nazi magazines. (“Coors, the right beer now,” no pagination)
Joseph Coors also raised millions of dollars for the Contras (no pagination). Instead of liberating the people of Nicaragua, the Contras ambushed and killed civilians, murdered teachers and medical workers, and destroyed medical centers and schools (no pagination).
DeVos is a co-founder of the notorious get-rich-quick pyramid scheme known as Amway. In 1983, DeVos was indicted with three other Amway officials for charges including underreporting the value of goods brought into Canada (“Another Aide Leaves Amway,” no pagination). Those charges were dropped after Amway and its Canadian subsidiary pleaded guilty to criminal customs fraud charges (no pagination).
However, Amway is not only a dirty and corrupt direct-sales company. Amway also has all the characteristics of a cult. Amway tells its distributors to avoid telling new prospects that they are Amway representatives (“Cultism in Amway,” no pagination). Distributors are even coached to use names other than Amway (no pagination). Amway distributors are also taught to alienate friends and family members who have misgivings with Amway (no pagination). Creativity and individuality are abandoned as means of gaining wealth because Amway claims to have already devised the perfect system (Hassan, no pagination). Members find themselves having to invest major time in Amway’s indoctrination sessions and group rituals. The average member must spend an average of 11.38 hours a week working on Amway activities (no pagination). Given the evidence, DeVos looks less like a Horatio Alger story and more like another Jim Jones.
Richard DeVos also ties into the sinister realm of government-sanctioned mercenaries. DeVos’ brother-in-law is Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL and founder of Blackwater USA of Moyock, North Carolina (Madsen 252-53). Blackwater USA can be characterized as a private military company (PMC). Former U.S. naval officer Wayne Madsen describes the nefarious nature of PMCs like Blackwater USA:
At a March 1998 seminar co-sponsored by the South African Institute of Strategic Studies and the Canadian Council for International Peace and Security, increased government sanctioned mercenary activities around the world were described as ushering in a new “multinational neocolonialism for the 21st century.” Rather than condemn mercenary activities, the United States, under both the Clinton and Bush II administrations, has chosen to embrace so-called “private military companies” (PMCs) and recognize them as virtual extensions of the U.S. military. Only in a world where George Orwell’s dire prediction of a government-sanctioned politically-correct language, which he called Newspeak,” has come to fruition, are mercenaries permitted to label themselves as “PMCs.” Regardless of their expensive tailor-made business suits and posh office furniture, these soldiers of fortune are, and will continue to remain, mercenaries in both word and deed. (239)
CNP member Falwell has, on numerous occasions, spoken out against cults. However, the evangelical pastor and televangelist has had no problems with taking money from a cult leader. When Falwell’s Liberty University was falling apart, it was messianic wannabe Sun Myung Moon who came to the rescue and bailed the school out (Fisher and Leen, no pagination). On February 2, 2000, Falwell was honored at a special reception held at the Canon House Office Building on Capitol Hill and sponsored by Moon’s Washington Times Foundation (“Sun Myung Moon honors Jerry Falwell, hosts GOP leaders at Washington event,” no pagination).
Even more disturbing is Falwell’s connection to 9/11. This connection comes through Paul Marten, a Britannia Aviation executive (Hopsicker, no pagination). Britannia Aviation is a company that worked out of a hangar at Rudi Dekkers’ Huffman Aviation at the Venice, Florida, airport (no pagination). Dekkers is a CIA-connected Dutch national whose Huffman Aviation trained both of the pilots of the airliners that crashed into the World Trade Center (no pagination). While under Dekkers’ FAA license, Marten’s company provided maintenance services for a Caribbean carrier known as Caribe Air (no pagination). Caribe Air is a CIA proprietary air carrier that has been used in drug smuggling and covert operations. Daniel Hopsicker elaborates:
Caribe Air’s history includes “blemishes” like having its aircraft seized by federal officials at the infamous Mena, Arkansas, airport a decade ago, after the company was accused by government prosecutors of having used as many as 20 planes to ship drugs worth billions of dollars into this country. (No pagination)
Ironically, the company also made headlines a dozen years ago in a scandal in which one of the principals, Angolan rebel Jonas Savimbi, was reportedly killed just this past weekend.
A Caribe Air C130 had been shot down over Angola with the loss of everyone aboard, including a US congressman’s nephew. The plane was on a mission for the Angolan government, it was discovered, laden with a cargo of whiskey and cigarettes.
Observers at the time had noted wryly that, while the CIA had for years been covertly supporting the other side in the Angolan conflict, Jonas Savimbi’s UNITA rebels, it now appeared to be playing both ends against the middle.
At least when it came to planeloads of swag. (No pagination)
A DEA source has also claimed that Britannia had a “green light” from the Drug Enforcement Agency and that the Venice Police Department had been told to leave the company alone (no pagination). All the signs point toward Britannia being a dummy front company for “rogue” elements in the intelligence community. How does Falwell fit into this equation? Paul Martens’ wife was a student at Falwell’s Liberty University and her father was a pastor for Falwell (no pagination).
J. Peter Grace
Like Howard Ahmanson, Jr., J. Peter Grace has shared membership in both the CNP and the CFR (“Council for National Policy: Past/Present Officers and Prominent Member Profiles,” no pagination). Grace has also been a member of the Knights of Malta (Collins, no pagination). Carole Collins reveals the more sinister aspects of the Knights of Malta:
The order achieved a certain notoriety for the profascist sympathies of some European members during World War II and its later collaboration with the Central Intelligence Agency in covert actions against leftists in Italy and Central America. Among U.S. knights are the late William Casey (former CIA director under Reagan), former Treasury Secretary Bill Simon and the late J. Peter Grace, a Reaganite businessman. (No pagination)
Grace also played a role in the Iran-Contra affair. Americares, a company he helped found, provided medical aid to the Contras in Honduras (No pagination). One of Americares largest contributors is the Christian Broadcasting Network, which is run by a fellow CNP member, Pat Robertson (No pagination). Robertson was employed by Grace for a time and his children were even baptized by Grace (“U.S. Interference Part II,” no pagination). Grace is also known to have employed Nazi chemist Otto Ambrose, the former director of I.G. Farben (no pagination).
Clayland Boyden Gray
Clayland Boyden Gray acted as the chief legal officer to President George H.W. Bush (Tarpley and Webster 57). Gray’s personal history is replete with ties to the infamous eugenics movement. In 1946, Gordon Gray, Boyden’s father, would provide Birthright, Inc. with a new headquarters in North Carolina (57-58). Previously known as the Sterilization League of America, Birthright, Inc. was merely another appendage of the eugenics network that had become entrenched within the United States before the rise of Nazi Germany (57). Needless to say, the revelations of the Holocaust constituted a public relations disaster for the eugenics movement. Thus, many eugenical organizations were forced to make some intensive cosmetic adjustments to their operations. The Sterilization League was one such case. First, the League had to change its name during World War II because of the emerging news of Nazi eugenical atrocities (57). Then, the League was forced to decelerate a public revival in Iowa when an Iowan child died shortly after being medically sterilized (57-58). Gordon Gray and several other members of Boyden’s family would prove instrumental in helping the League overcome these setbacks.
Bowman Gray, Boyden’s grandfather, was the principal owner of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (58). Bowman’s position in the lucrative tobacco industry would provide Gordon with the necessary funds to establish a eugenics center in Winston-Salem (58). Gordon would invest his inheritance of cigarette stock shares in the founding of the Bowman Gray Medical School, where Dr. Claude Nash Herndon would act as assistant professor of “medical genetics” (58). Herndon worked under the supervision of Gordon’s great aunt, Alice Shelton Gray (58). Alice was the founder of the “Human Betterment League,” which was the North Carolina branch of the eugenics movement (58). Between 1946 and 1947, Miss Gray would oversee the Medical School’s bestial experiments in eugenical sterilization (58).
Among one of the Bowman Gray Medical School’s most notable staff members was none other than Dr. Clarence Gamble, heir to the fortune of Proctor and Gamble (58). Dr. Gamble would act as the national field operations chief in a sterilization campaign conducted by the North Carolina eugenical network. Tarpley and Chaitkin synopsize this sordid project:
All children enrolled in the school district of Winston-Salem, N.C., were given a special “intelligence test.” Those children who scored below a certain arbitrary low mark were then cut open and surgically sterilized. (58)
As for local press coverage, all the major media organs were controlled by Gordon Gray, who owned the Twin City Sentinel, the Winston-Salem Journal, and the WSJS radio station (59). In regards to the issue of public relations, Dr. Herndon nonchalantly commented: “we had a very good relationship with the press” (59). Not a disparaging word was heard about the Bowman Gray Medical School or the ghastly eugenics project it was conducting.
With the organizational infrastructure in place, North Carolina became anideal launch pad for the revitalized eugenics movement. In fact, some of the project’s alumni would expand their operations beyond the boundaries of North Carolina. Dr. Herndon, who was the Gray family’s “child-sterilizer,” is one case in point (59). In 1953, the good Doctor would become president of the American Eugenics Society (59-60). This organization was part of a much larger eugenical network. The Society’s secretary, Frederick Osborne, would become the first president of the Population Council (59). The Population Council was actually a machination of two oligarchical dynasties: the Dulles and Rockefeller families. Tarpley and Chaitkin briefly recount the origins of the Council:
In 1950 and 1951, John Foster Dulles, then chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, led John D. Rockefeller III on a series of world tours, focusing on the need to stop the expansion of non-white populations. In November 1952, Dulles and Rockefeller set up the Population Council, with tens of millions of dollars from the Rockefeller family. (59)
Eventually, the American Eugenics Society would move into the office of the Population Council (59). Interestingly enough, the Society was originally headquartered at Yale University, home to the infamous secret order of Skull and Bones (59). Skull and Bones would act as a conduit for several elitist interests, including those of the Rockefeller and Dulles families. Likewise, the American Eugenics Society would act as a conduit for the eugenical initiatives of the power elite. The Society merged with the Population Council and enjoyed prolific growth under Rockefeller patronage (59-60).
Clayland’s eugenical heritage made him a perfect candidate for George H.W. Bush’s staff. Eugenics was a Bush family tradition as well. During his congressional career, so-called “conservative, pro-life, pro-family, Christian” President George Bush Sr. pledged his whole-hearted support to the Planned Parenthood. This organization was merely one more appendage of the eugenical network that had become within America before World War II.. Researchers Tarpley and Chaitkin explain:
Although Planned Parenthood was forced, during the fascist era and immediately thereafter, to tone down Sanger’s racist rhetoric from “race betterment” to “family planning” for the benefit of the poor and racial minorities, the organization’s basic goal of curbing the population growth rate among “undesirables” never really changed. Bush publicly asserted that he agreed “1,000 percent” with Planned Parenthood. (195)
Thus, Clayland was available to provide “recommendations” to a White House that would conduct Malthusian depopulation campaigns against the Third World. The peoples of the Third World have always constituted a demographic threat for Malthusians and, no doubt, Clayland’s eugenical heritage made him a perfect candidate for the Bush White House’s war against the weak. Clayland’s personal history certainly calls the CNP’s “conservative, Christian” appearance into question.
Nelson Bunker Hunt
CNP member Hunt sponsored the Western Goals Foundation (“Western Goals Foundation,” no pagination). Western Goal’s German affiliate, Western Goals E.V., admitted to collaborating with Reinhard Gehlen, the head of Nazi intelligence-gathering on the eastern front (no pagination). Gehlen had been able to escape justice with help from Allen Dulles. In the last days of his life, James Jesus Angleton would admit in an interview with Joseph Trento that he was able to get his job as head of the CIA’s counter-intelligence by promising not to conduct background checks or polygraph tests on Allen Dulles or sixty of his friends. The reason for this, according to Angleton, was because Dulles and his friends were afraid their dealing with the Nazis would be exposed (The Secret History of the CIA 478-79). Dulles had even gone on a massive Nazi recruitment campaign after the war using a State Department refugee office as a front (The Secret History of the CIA 41).
With the end of World War Two and the emergence of the Cold War dialectical rivalry, the power elite found themselves on the horns of a dilemma. While the western elite had facilitated the rise of communism in Russian, their ability to manage the Soviet Union was limited. Gehlen’s organization was used by the CIA to help the power elite manage the dialectic rivalry between the East and West. His intelligence network helped prevent the Cold War from becoming a hot war and allowed the power elite to use the Soviet menace as a pretext for world government. However, collaboration with Gehlen would prove to be a mistake for the western elite. The Nazis still considered themselves competitors in the game of world dominance and they considered America and Russia to be rival competitors. Reinhard Gehlen’s organization continued to pursue Nazi aims while manipulating both the East and the West. This manipulation was accomplished through Gehlen Organization members that acted as double agents.
One example of a double agent working in the Gehlen Organization is Heinz Felfe, a former SS office who was bitter over the Allied firebombing of his native city, Dresden (Shane, no pagination). After secretly going to work for the KGB, Felfe rose up the ranks of the Gehlen Organization to head counter-intelligence (no pagination). This means a Soviet agent was placed in charge of fighting Soviet espionage! Before he was arrested in 1961 as a Soviet agent, Felfe had exposed over 100 CIA staffers and had rendered many eavesdropping operations worthless (no pagination).
LaHaye is the founder of the CNP. Like many other members of the CNP, LaHaye has intimate ties to the blasphemous messianic wannabe Sun Myung Moon. One piece of evidence confirming this contention is a letter from LaHaye to Bo Hi Pak, Moon’s former second in command. In 1985, Mother Jones writer Carolyn Weaver was interviewing LaHaye’s wife, Beverly LaHaye (Gorenfeld, no pagination). Weaver ran out of tape and Mrs. LaHaye provided her with a spare cassette that was sitting around the LaHayes’ office (no pagination). No one had recorded over the cassette (no pagination). Weaver listened to the tape and heard Tim LaHaye dictating a letter to Bo Hi Pak (no pagination). The letter thanked Bo Hi Pak for financial contributions and discussed a strategy to replace George H.W. Bush with CNP member Jerry Falwell in the 1988 election (no pagination).
Bo Hi Pak considers himself to be the second John the Baptist (Bo Hi Pak, no pagination). Just as Moon believes Jesus failed in His mission, Bo Hi Pak believes John the Baptist failed as well (no pagination). Bo Hi Pak believes it is his destiny to succeed where the first John the Baptist failed (no pagination). Does LaHaye remember what Scripture says about false prophets?
Edwin Meese III
Meese was the seventy-fifth Attorney General of the United States. He was also directly involved in the Iran-Contra affair. Instead of carrying his duties as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Meese used his position to help the Administration avoid exposure. The Final Report of the Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra Matters elaborates:
Meese was conducting the November 21-24 investigation as “counselor” and “friend” to the President, not as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. Independent Counsel concluded that he was not so much searching for the truth about the November 1985 HAWK shipment, as he was building a case of deniability for his client-in-fact, President Reagan. By this time, Meese knew that the 1985 HAWK transaction, in which the National Security Council staff and the Central Intelligence Agency were directly involved without a presidential covert-action Finding authorizing their involvement, raised serious legal questions. The President was potentially exposed to charges of illegal conduct if he was knowledgeable of the shipment and had not reported it to Congress, under the requirements of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and in the absence of a Finding. But Meese apparently never questioned the President himself about whether he approved or knew about the November 1985 HAWK shipment. When Meese got answers in his inquiry that did not support his defense of the President, he apparently ignored them, as he did with Secretary of State George P. Shultz’s revelation on November 22 that the President had told him that he had known of the HAWK shipment in advance. (No pagination)
Meese is also a fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a creation of the Coors dynasty (“Heritage Foundation,” no pagination). As previously mentioned, the Coors dynasty is represented in the CNP by Holland Coors.
Norquist is not only tied to radical Muslim elements, but to Nazis of the old guard. When Green Quest, a Treasury Department task force, conducted a series of raids on several Islamic groups, it was Norquist that led the crusade to condemn the raids as civil rights violations (Schwartz, no pagination). The Saar Foundation was the keystone to the network being investigated by Green Quest (Schwartz, no pagination). In his article, “Wahhabis in the Old Dominion,” Stephen Schwartz points out that the Saar Foundation is connected to the Bank Al Taqwa (no pagination). A major character at Al Taqwa is a notorious neo-Nazi named Ahmed Huber (no pagination).
Huber is a faithful disciple of Francois Genoud (Bushinsky, no pagination). Genoud is “a Swiss lawyer who funded Hitler and served as a German agent during World War II” (no pagination). Genoud’s pro-Nazi activities did not end with Germany’s defeat. Jay Bushinsky reports:
After the war, Genoud underwrote the clandestine Odessa organization, which, according to famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, enabled such notorious Nazi fugitives as Adolf Eichmann, Alois Brunner and Klaus Barbie to escape to South America and the Middle East. (No pagination)
Another central figure at the Bank Al Taqwa is Youssef Nada, the board chairman (Erikson, no pagination). Marc Erikson goes into Nada’s Nazi background:
As a young man, he had joined the armed branch of the “secret apparatus” (al-jihaz al-sirri) of the Muslim Brotherhood and then was recruited by the German military intelligence. When Grand Mufti el-Husseini had to flee Germany in 1945 as the Nazi defeat loomed, Nada reportedly was instrumental in arranging the escape via Switzerland back to Egypt and eventually Palestine, where el-Husseini resurfaced in 1946. (No pagination)
It is believed that Huber’s mentor, Francois Genoud, actually founded the Bank Al-Taqwa (Bushinsky, no pagination). Authorities who have conducted a probe on Bank Al-Taqwa believe that its resources are allocated to support international terrorists, Bin Laden being one of the recipients (no pagination). For the Nazi, Osama bin Laden is not merely another mad bomb-thrower. Instead, he is actually an integral part of the Nazis’ post-War agenda. According to Ahmed Huber’s account:
a group of aging SS officers and members of Hitler’s personal guard who meet every few weeks in the German state of Bavaria for beer and conversation recently bestowed the title “honorary Prussian” on bin Laden. They praised his “valiant fight” against the United States, Huber said.
One of the members called Huber after the meeting to tell him that henceforth they had decided to call the al Qaeda leader “Herr von Laden,” Huber said. (Finn, no pagination).
Is Norquist really championing civil rights, or is he trying to conceal a reemerging swastika?
Robertson is known by most Americans for his popular 700 Club television show. What has slipped under the radar of most Americans is the fact that Robertson had quite a cozy relationship with Zaire dictator Mobutu Sese Seko (“Pat Robertson,” no pagination). In 1994, the 700 Club made emotional pleas for donations to Operation Blessing to help airlift Rwandan refugees to Zaire (no pagination). Later it was discovered that Operation Blessing planes were being used to move diamond-mining equipment for Robertson’s African Development Corporation (no pagination). Was Pat really interested in helping poor Rwandan refugees, or was that merely a cover for consolidating Zaire’s diamonds? When Mobutu was denied a visa to visit the United States in 1993, Robertson tried to get the State Department to lift the ban (no pagination).
Mobutu was not the only dictator adored by Robertson. When a military coup brought General Efrain Rios Montt to power in Guatemala in 1982, Robertson immediately took a plane to see the incoming dictator (Kozloff, no pagination). The two held in common a dislike for the Catholic priests in Guatemala (no pagination). This and other commonalities caused Robertson to overlook atrocities committed by Rios Montt. Kozloff elaborates:
Robertson’s visit came at a particularly sensitive time. Guatemala’s dirt poor indigenous peoples, who made up half the country’s population, were suffering greatly at the hands of the U.S. funded military. The armed forces had taken over Indian lands that seemed fertile for cattle exporting or a promising site to drill for oil. Those Indians who dared to resist were massacred. Rios Montt, a staunch anti-Communist supported by U.S. president Reagan, was determined to wipe out the Marxist URNG, the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union rebels. However, according to Amnesty International, thousands of people with no connection to the armed struggle were killed by the regime. Not surprisingly, many Indians turned to armed resistance. To deal with the ever worsening situation, Rios Montt proposed a so called “guns and beans” campaign. Rios Montt explained the plan very succinctly: “If you are with us, we’ll feed you, if not, we’ll kill you.” For Robertson, however, Rios Montt’s extermination policy was of little account. Astonishingly, the televangelist wrote “I found [Rios Montt] to be a man of humility impeccable personal integrity, and a deep faith in Jesus Christ.” (No pagination)
Either Robertson is a very poor judge of character or he is not what he claims to be to the faithful.
Richard Mellon Scaife
CNP member Richard Mellon Scaife’s elite pedigree is impeccable. Like most bluebloods, Scaife has a fixation with eugenics. Robert G. Kaiser and Ira Chinoy report:
Scaife has long favored abortion rights, to the chagrin of many of those he has supported. In the first years of his philanthropy he stuck to a pattern set by his mother and sister and gave millions to Planned Parenthood and other population control groups, though most such giving stopped in the 1970s. (No pagination)
In addition to supporting eugenics, Scaife also attended the 1964 Bohemian Grove retreat, a major blueblood gathering (Kaiser and Chinoy, no pagination). Scaife is also connected to the U.S. intelligence community. Richard was, at one time, the head of the publishing organ Forum World Feature, which was publicly named as a CIA front organization (“Richard Mellon Scaife,” no pagination). However, Scaife’s intelligence connection is even deeper. Edward Spannaus goes into this connection:
Dickie Scaife is what one might call a second-generation “OSS brat.” During World War II, Dickie’s father, as well as a number of his father’s close business and familial associates, occupied high positions in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)–America’s wartime intelligence service. Alan Scaife, his father, was a lieutenant colonel in the OSS. A number of cousins of Dickie’s mother, Sarah Mellon Scaife, also had very high positions in the OSS.
For example: Paul Mellon (a cousin of Dickie’s mother and a rabid Anglophile) was recruited in London to the OSS by his brother-in-law, David Bruce. Paul trained with British troops, became a major in the OSS, worked under Allen Dulles in Berne, Switzerland, and commanded a unit responsible for conducting propaganda operations behind disintegrating German lines.
David Bruce, husband of Paul Mellon’s sister Ailsa Mellon Bruce, was designated by OSS head William Donovan to oversee all OSS operations in Europe from his base in London. (Although some say, with justification, that it was Bruce who was designated by the U.S. banking-establishment families to oversee Donovan.) Another OSS cousin was Larimer Mellon, who likewise worked on Allen Dulles’s staff in Berne. David Bruce (a direct descendant of the Scottish Bruce dynasty) later divorced Ailsa and married his second wife, Evangeline, an OSS secretary whose father had been a special liaison to British intelligence from the U.S. State Department.
It is reliably reported that these Anglophilic OSS circles around Scaife’s father were the crucial influence on steering Dickie into intelligence-related “philanthropy” — i.e., the private funding of joint British-U.S. intelligence projects which were commonly mis-identified as “CIA” projects or fronts. (No pagination)
Many researchers on the left have tried to classify Scaife as a right-winger. For instance, Wayne Madsen has referred to Scaife as an “extreme conservative troublemaker” (95). However, it should be noted that there are occasions that Scaife’s family has actually enjoyed a friendly relationship with Marxists. A good example of this is Angola when it fell into Marxist hands under Neto’s MPLA. At this time, Gulf Oil Corporation was one of 17 western oil companies in Angola (Sutton 179). Gulf Oil was operating a refinery complex known as Gulf Cabinda in Angola at the time (179). This refinery was protected from Jonas Savimbi’s UNITA rebels by Cubans and Angolan Marxist troops (179). Gulf Oil Corporation was controlled by the Mellon interests, with the Mellon Bank being the largest shareholder of the outstanding shares (179). The Mellon Family was the next largest shareholder comprising the Sarah Scaife Foundation, Richard King Foundation, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (179). All told, the Mellon Family held about 7 percent of the outstanding shares (179).
It is clear that Scaife’s family is really only nominally anti-Marxist. Like most of the power elite, Scaife is not anchored to any one given ideology excepting, perhaps, the ideology of the power elite. Scaife and the rest of his clan are willing to play all the sides against one another to gain an advantage. Like many of the other bluebloods, Scaife can be considered a practitioner of Hegelian activism.
Singlaub was an army major general, OSS officer and founding member of the CIA (“John K. Singlaub,” no pagination). He was also very active in the World Anti-Communist League (WACL) (no pagination). One former WACL member, Geoffrey Stewart-Smith, stated that the League was “largely a collection of Nazis, fascists, anti-semites, sellers of forgeries, vicious racialists, and corrupt self-seekers” (Anderson 88). Roger Pearson’s involvement with the League reinforces Stewart-Smith’s contention. Pearson became chairman of the League in 1978 (Anderson 93). Pearson once bragged that he had helped hide Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” responsible for the Aushwitz atrocities (93). Two of Pearson’s books promoting race science, Eugenics and Race and Race and Civilization, are still sold by the American Nazi Party (93). There are those on the left who believe the WACL is made up of Christians. However, this contention is contradicted by the fact that former WACL chairman Pearson also helped establish the Northern League for Pan-Nordic Friendship in 1957 (94). The Northern League was billed “as an organization to instruct peoples of Northern European descent about the vitality of their ancestral heritage, namely pre-Christian Nordic paganism…” (94).
Pearson was eventually ousted from the WACL (“World Anti-Communist League,” no pagination). It was at this time that Singlaub’s branch of the WACL, the United States Council for World Freedom (USWCF) became the WACL’s most active chapter (no pagination). Singlaub is credited with having purged the WACL’s ranks of all its racist, fascist, and Nazi elements (“John K. Singlaub,” no pagination). However, it should be noted that the USCWF received support from Joseph Coors of the racist Coors dynasty (“World Anti-Communist League,” no pagination). Besides that, Singlaub’s garments were hardly lily white. While working as a “special operations” expert in Cambodia and Laos, Singlaub socialized with opium warlord Vang Pao (Trento, Prelude to Terror 35). Vang Pao was one of a variety of Laotian opium chieftains the CIA turned to when it became obvious that remnants of Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang in Burma had become more interested in being drug lords than in fighting Soviet and Chinese sponsored communist insurgencies (Prelude to Terror 25).
The alliance between the CIA and Vang Pao called for the opium warlord to use his impressive army of 30,000 men to fight the communist-backed Pathet Lao. In return, the CIA would mechanize Vang Pao’s opium business. The CIA’s technical services division created portable heroin processing facilities for Vang Pao. This meant the warlord no longer had to transport his opium by boat to Vietnam’s delta where there was enough water for the processing of opium paste into heroin. Indochina’s opium trade had been modernized, courtesy of the CIA (Prelude to Terror 25-26). The fact that General Singlaub worked and socialized with a shady character such as Vang Pao hardly qualified him to purge the WACL of its sinister elements.
Singlaub was also a joint founder of the Western Goals Foundation (“Western Goals Foundation,” no pagination). In 1986, it was revealed by the Tower Commission that the Western Goals Foundation was part of CNP member Oliver North’s Contra supply network (no pagination). The Foundation had advertised in the Washington Times to raise money for the Contras (no pagination). On the CBS news show, 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace asked Singlaub if he had “become Ronald Reagan’s secret weapon to sidestep a Congress that will not permit him to act in areas where he believes that our security interests are at stake. True?” Singlaub’s response was “True” (“World Anti-Communist League,” no pagination).
While the Contras were presented as an anti-communist project, the Reagan Administration promoted ex-Sandinistas and opponents of Somoza (such as Eden Pastora and Adolfo Calero) as Contra leaders (Perloff 175). Pastora, the infamous “Commander Zero,” was even a guest at Pratt House, the New York headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations (175). Was Singlaub engaging in an anti-communist crusade, or was he really just participating in Hegelian activism?
Dominionism: The Cult of Neo-Gnostic Jihadists
Many CNP members are adherents of Dominionism. Dominionism is a popular religio-political doctrine that is gradually co-opting Protestant Christian evangelicalism. It is premised upon a gross misinterpretation of Genesis 1:28. Basically, Dominionism holds that the Church must dominate all social and governmental institutions (Leslie, no pagination). According to this radical form of theology, Jesus is either unwilling or unable to return to Earth until the Church stages a successful political coup (No pagination). Thus, Jesus’ kingdom is reduced to a secular government established by and maintained through secular power. Chris Hedges provides a fairly accurate description of Dominionism:
What the disparate sects of this movement, known as Dominionism, share is an obsession with political power. A decades-long refusal to engage in politics at all following the Scopes trial has been replaced by a call for Christian “dominion” over the nation and, eventually, over the earth itself. Dominionists preach that Jesus has called them to build the kingdom of God in the here and now, whereas previously it was thought we would have to wait for it. America becomes, in this militant biblicism, an agent of God, and all political and intellectual opponents of America’s Christian leaders are viewed, quite simply, as agents of Satan. (No pagination)
Readers who are not acquainted with Dominionists may find such a description too fantastic to accept. After all, the average small town church that is familiar to most people does not conform to the Dominionist model. Those who doubt that such a movement exists would find the Dominionist tract, “The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement” quite enlightening. Written by Eric Heubeck for CNP member Paul Weyrich’s Free Congress Foundation, this document perfectly presents the gospel of Dominionism. In it, Heubeck writes:
It must be emphasized that this new movement will not be “disengaged” from the wider society, only “differently engaged.” We are, quite simply, replacing political activism with cultural activism as the center of our focus. And while the visibility of the new movement will be less pronounced than the existing (political) conservative movement in the short term, the seeds that we now sow will have dramatic repercussions over the long term. We have the capacity to fundamentally transform the face of American culture in the 21st century by following a different path, one built on the aggressive dissemination of our cultural values, rather than the idle hope that enough of our cultural values still remain in the body of the American people to carry us on to a few more isolated electoral victories.
We will never stop being engaged in the wider culture. We will not “hunker down” and wait for the storm to blow over. Our strategy will be to bleed this corrupt culture dry. We will pick off the most intelligent and creative individuals in our society, the individuals who help give credibility to the current regime. To do this, we will promote a set of beliefs more compelling than that of our opponents. We will launch a movement with more energy and more intensity than our opponents are capable of summoning. (No pagination)
In a passage that echoes the revolutionary fervor of Robespierre’s radical Jacobinism, Heubeck declares:
Our movement will be entirely destructive, and entirely constructive. We will not try to reform the existing institutions. We only intend to weaken them, and eventually destroy them. We will endeavor to knock our opponents off-balance and unsettle them at every opportunity. All of our constructive energies will be dedicated to the creation of our own institutions. (No pagination)
Heubeck goes on to say that the Dominionists “will use guerrilla tactics to undermine the legitimacy of the dominant regime” (No pagination). None of what Heubeck writes resembles the Jesus presented in the Gospels. Instead, the language is comparable to the eighteenth century revolutionaries who were actually trying to tear down Christian civilization. Nonetheless, Heubeck’s words capture the heart and soul of Dominionism. Several CNP members subscribe to Dominionism. These include Gary North, D. James Kennedy, Howard Ahmanson, Jr., and Marvin Olasky.
Essentially, Dominionism is the product of religious engineering. Sociologist William Sims Bainbridge defines religious engineering as “the conscious, systematic, skilled creation of a new religion” (“New Religions, Science, and Secularization,” no pagination). Typically, the religion that is designed affirms the socially and politically expedient contentions of those engineering it. For instance, the Process Church, which was a satanic cult that Bainbridge conducted a five-year ethnographic study with, engineered a religion that suited its Hegelian Weltanschauung and hedonistic practices (“Social Construction from Within: Satan’s Process,” no pagination). Older occult organizations, like Freemasonry, combined elements of the ancient Mystery religions with metaphysical naturalism, materialism, and transformism (of a somewhat Lamarckian variety that would presage Darwinism) to engineer a secular faith in “progress.” Of course, this technocratic evangel of “progress” would help to spawn the Enlightenment, which was the edifying secular religion of the radical sociopolitical Utopians of the French Revolution. In turn, the French Revolution would act as a precursory model for all subsequent socialist revolutions. Most Establishment members adhere to some variant of Enlightenment rationalism. Thus, the entire Establishment could qualify as the product of centuries of religious engineering. It comes as little surprise that the CNP is attached to this vast conspiratorial body. Like its predecessors, the CNP is continuing the tradition of religious engineering in pursuit of political and social hegemony.
At any rate, Bainbridge recognizes the socially and politically expedient applications of religious engineering. In his essay, “New Religions, Science, and Secularization,” Bainbridge presents the mandate for social scientists to become “religious engineers.” In actuality, Bainbridge’s mandate merely reiterates one of the technocratic concepts developed by the founding father of sociology, August Comte. Specifically, Bainbridge advocates the Comtean concept of a “sociocracy.” Frank Fischer explains:
. . .Comte advanced the concept of a “sociocracy,” defined as a new “religion of humanity.” Sociologists were to identify the principles of this new faith and to implement them through a “sociolatry.” The sociolatry was to entail a system of festivals, devotional practices, and rites designed to fix the new social ethics in the minds of the people. In the process, men and women would devote themselves not to God (deemed an outmoded concept) but to “Humanity” as symbolized in the “Grand Being” and rendered incarnate in the great men of history. (71)
In short, one could characterize a sociocracy as a scientistic theocracy with social scientists acting as the ruling priesthood. Sociologists actively experiment in the development of a scientistic faith that is politically and socially expedient to the ruling elite. In a sense, Dominionism could be considered a quasi-sociocracy. Given its distinctly secular character, Dominionism qualifies as a “religion of humanity.” However, its ruling priesthood is not peopled by social scientists, but by a confused amalgam of neoconservatives, Establishment insiders, Rockefeller internationalists, and Iran-Contra conspirators. Despite their varying pedigrees, the religious engineers of this emergent sociocracy share one doctrinal commonality: the Utopian vision of an earthly kingdom shaped and maintained through earthly power.
This doctrinal commonality illustrates the conspicuously neo-Gnostic character of Dominionist eschatology. Like the adherents of neo-Gnosticism, the religious engineers of Dominionism are not satisfied with the supposed limitations of cognitio fidei (the cognition of faith). Thus, Dominionists engage in the neo-Gnostic practice of immanentization. That is, they re-conceptualize transcendant objects of faith as objects of immanent experience. This practice began with earlier sociopolitical Utopians, specifically communists and fascists. Sociopolitical Utopians typically rejected the traditional Abrahamic faiths in favor of a radically secular Weltanschauung. However, they simultaneously transplanted the traditional metaphysical concepts of these faiths within the ontological plane of the physical universe. This included the Eschaton (“the end of days”). Wolfgang Smith explains:
In place of an Eschaton which ontologically transcends the confines of this world, the modern Gnostic envisions an End within history, an Eschaton, therefore, which is to be realized within the ontological plane of this visible universe.” (238; emphasis added)
The final product of this neo-Gnostic religious experimentation would be entire movements devoted to the erection of an anti-theistic, anti-spiritual theocracy. Ever-present was a religious fanaticism that rivaled even that of the traditional jihadist. Yet, because of their secular veneer, these neo-Gnostics were seldom discernible from any other common revolutionary. James Webb observes:
In this century, with the presentation of traditional religious positions in secular form, there has emerged a secular Gnosticism beside the other great secular religions–the mystical union of Fascism, the apocalypse of Marxist dialectic, the Earthly City of social democracy. The secular Gnosticism is almost never recognized for what it is, and it can exist alongside other convictions almost unperceived. (Webb 418)
Likewise, the Dominionists can exist alongside the common Christian virtually unperceived. Unbeknown to the evangelical establishment, it is being co-opted by a neo-Gnostic aberration. Dominionists are attempting to immanentize the Eschaton. They are attempting to accelerate the march of God on earth. The intended outcome is no different from the earthly Heavens envisioned by earlier sociopolitical Utopians: a socialist totalitarian system. To be sure, some Dominionists envision a federal government whose role is limited to the “protection of property rights and ‘homeland security'” (Hedges, no pagination). However, this desired future is no different from the deluded Marxist contention that the state would eventually “wither away,” facilitating the emergence of “stateless socialism.” Like their Marxist predecessors, Dominionists cannot identify the exact point after which their theocratic dictatorship will give way to a limited form of federal government. Dominionism is guilty of the same sort of Utopian deception perpetrated in all socialist revolutions, past and present. The promise of an earthly heaven is actually a thinly veiled mandate for the apotheosis of the omnipotent State.
Dominionism does slightly invert some features of traditional sociopolitical Utopianism. The neo-Gnostic immanentism of communists and fascists produced secular movements that, sociologically, behaved like religions. Secular Gnostics violently rejected all religions. Yet, simultaneously, they exhibited all the zealotry of a religious fanatic. In the case of Dominionist immanentism, the result is a religious movement that, sociologically, behaves like a secular movement. Dominionists publicly espouse spiritual principles and concepts. Yet, simultaneously, they are preoccupied with secular institutions and secular power. Because of its ostensible Christian foundation, Dominionist doctrine does present some marginally spiritual concepts. However, Dominionist eschatology remains preoccupied with the ontological plane of the physical universe.
The specific variety of Dominionism that preoccupies CNP members is Theocratic Dominionism or Hard Dominionism. This particular strain of Dominionist thought advocates “a future in which all the institutions of society will be governed by the principles of their form of Christian faith” (“Dominionism,” no pagination). The postmillennialist eschatology of Calvinism reflects the paradigmatic character of this militant belief system (no pagination). In fact, Dominionism is derivative of Christian Reconstructionism, a very rigid form of theocratic Calvinism (Goldberg 13). In a way, John Calvin’s authoritarian Geneva was a precursor to the theocratic societal configuration envisioned by some Dominionists (no pagination). Calvinism promoted a doctrine of predestination, which presented the following contentions:
- That all humans are, inherently wicked and offend God;
- That there is an elect that God chose to be saved regardless of their actions and how deserving;
- That Jesus died just for those special elect, not for everyone;
- That once God has chosen an elect they are saved by irresistible grace no matter what;
- That these elect or Saints cannot fall from grace once saved. (Millegan 405)
According to Calvinism, there is only abundant life for some. Jesus Christ did not “set the captives” free. He merely affirmed the elitist pedigree of a few. In Haeckelian terms, supernatural selection is “aristocratic in the strictest sense of the word.” The vast majority of humanity can only expect death, both physical and spiritual, irrespective of the individual’s capacity for accepting for Christ as savior. With its mandate for a theocratic state ruled by a select few, Dominionism echoes such elitist sentiments.
Given the prevalence of Dominionist thinking in the Bush White House, this thread of Calvinist themes becomes even more significant. George W. Bush is a member of Skull and Bones, a secret society headquartered at Yale University. Yale was established and administrated by Calvinist clerics (Millegan 417). Bonesmen like Bush could possibly be guided by “Hyper-Calvinist beliefs of Hell, predestination, and infallible salvation mixed with potent duality of Western Ritual Magic tradition” (419). If such beliefs pervade the present administration, then it is only natural for the Bush White House to be so amicable to the Dominionist agenda. Certainly, the administration’s militaristic campaigns abroad synchronize rather comfortably with the Dominionist brand of neo-Gnostic jihadism. The beliefs of CNP member Ted Haggard bear out this contention. Jeff Sharlet explains:
Globalization, he [Haggard] believes, is merely a vehicle for the spread of Christianity. And that is why he believes spiritual war requires a virile, worldly counterpart. I teach a strong ideology of the use of power,” he says, “of military might, as a public service.” He is for preemptive war, because he believes the Bible’s exhortations against sin set for us a preemptive paradigm, and he is for ferocious war, because “the Bible’s bloody. There’s a lot about blood.” (“Soldiers of Christ,” No pagination)
Haggard’s talk of “power” sounds more like Nietzsche than Jesus Christ. His endorsement of preemptive warfare, which is central to neoconservative geopolitical doctrine, bespeaks a resounding approval for the global exercise of America’s “will to power.” Moreover, Haggard distorts the Bible’s references to “blood” and restates them in a purely militaristic context. Gone is any spiritual significance that the Biblical passages concerning blood once held. Spiritual warfare is re-conceptualized as an object of immanent experience, a concept confined entirely to the ontological plane of the physical universe. Haggard’s neo-Gnostic interpretation is a complete inversion of Ephesians 6:12. No longer does the Christian wrestle with the principalities, powers, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. Now, the enemy is entirely flesh and blood, a corporeal Adversary embodied by those who oppose Dominionism’s purely immanent heaven. Herein is the neo-Gnostic jihadism of Dominionism, which pervades the doctrines of the CNP and heavily influences the policies of the neoconservative-dominated administration.
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About the Authors
Phillip D. Collins acted as the editor for The Hidden Face of Terrorism. He co-authored the book The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship, which is available at www.amazon.com. It is also available as an E-book at www.4acloserlook.com. Phillip has also written articles for Paranoia Magazine, MKzine, News With Views, B.I.P.E.D.: The Official Website of Darwinian Dissent and Conspiracy Archive. He has also been interviewed on several radio programs, including A Closer Look, Peering Into Darkness, From the Grassy Knoll, Frankly Speaking, the ByteShow, and Sphinx Radio.
In 1999, Phillip earned an Associate degree of Arts and Science. In 2006, he earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in communication studies and liberal studies along with a minor in philosophy. During the course of his seven-year college career, Phillip has studied philosophy, religion, political science, semiotics, journalism, theatre, and classic literature. He recently completed a collection of short stories, poetry, and prose entitled Expansive Thoughts. Readers can learn more about it at www.expansivethoughts.com.
Paul D. Collins has studied suppressed history and the shadowy undercurrents of world political dynamics for roughly eleven years. In 1999, he earned his Associate of Arts and Science degree. In 2006, he completed his bachelor’s degree with a major in liberal studies and a minor political science. Paul has authored another book entitled The Hidden Face of Terrorism: The Dark Side of Social Engineering, From Antiquity to September 11. Published in November 2002, the book is available online from www.1stbooks.com, barnesandnoble.com, and also amazon.com. It can be purchased as an e-book (ISBN 1-4033-6798-1) or in paperback format (ISBN 1-4033-6799-X). Paul also co-authored The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship.