Real Conspiracies: Past and Present - Part 1 by Berit Kjos
|1837 - J.P. (John Pierpoint) Morgan, financier|
"Why do the nations rage, and the people plot [conspire] a vain thing?" Psalm 2:1
"What do you conspire against the Lord?" Nahum 1:9
President Woodrow Wilson, 1913: "Some of the biggest men in the U. S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
President Franklin Roosevelt, 1933: "The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson."
Real conspiracies -- in contrast to mere "conspiracy theories" -- have spawned fear, murder, lies, and revolution throughout history. Driven by greed, envy, or utopian visions, they reflected the darkness of human nature.
No nation or empire has been immune to such intrigue. Betrayal, murder, and convenient wars stain the records of ancient Israel and Judah as well as the history of mighty empires like Assyria, Babylon, Persia, China, Greece, and Rome. The nations of Renaissance Europe -- always competing for dominion and commercial markets -- were torn by the same human impulses.
More recent conspirators such as Lenin, Stalin, and Mao bound their masses to inflexible Communist standards that banned the Bible, condemned resisters, and rewarded public torture and murder. Such cruelty would intimidate the masses into compliance. Hidden behind their atrocities were Western supporters -- including the financial establishments of J. P. Morgan (father of AT&T), Carnegie and the Rockefellers -- which funded revolutionaries and fueled the global vision of totalitarian control.
Few have done more to expose this global agenda than Carroll Quigley, an influential former history professor at the Foreign Service Schools of Georgetown University. You may remember him as Bill Clinton's mentor, honored by his presidential pupil at the 1992 Democratic Convention. Ponder this revelation from his 1300-page report, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time:
"There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operation of this network because I have studied it for twenty years, and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records.... [I]n general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown...."
Quigley's next page describes the birth of The Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). A driving force behind today's global transformation, CFR insiders have helped steer the course of the current shift from U.S. sovereignty to a regional union under the UN (like the European Union) with open borders between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. He writes,
"At the end of the war of 1914 [World War 1], it became clear that the organization of this [secret] system had to be greatly extended... the task was entrusted to Lionel Curtis who established, in England and each dominion, a front organization to the existing local Round Table Group. This front organization, called the Royal Institute of International Affairs, had as its nucleus in each area the existing submerged Round Table Group. In New York it was known as the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a front for J. P. Morgan and Company.... In fact, the original plans for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and The Council of Foreign Relations were drawn up at Paris [Peace Conference of 1919]."
In other words, this conspiracy was international from the start. And, beginning with the British diamond magnate, Cecil Rhodes, it was grounded in enormous wealth -- riches acquired through capitalism, not through the global socialism it envisions for all but the elite. The key players were power-driven bankers, rich corporations, and tax-free foundations that controlled the resources needed to buy the cooperation of publishers, media moguls, educational institutions, and government leaders across the political spectrum.
According to the book Brotherhood of Darkness by Dr. Stanley Monteith, "J. P. Morgan and his associates financed the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, conservative groups, liberal organizations, communist groups and anti-communist organizations." Political affiliations didn't matter all that much to the elite internationalists who considered themselves above political and national borders. As Quigley told us, the two main political parties became essentially the same to them:
"The chief problem of American political life...has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy."
Both parties used the media to build the perception of opposing positions on key issues, while all the while building consensus on issues that were critical to social change. That's verified in the Congressional Record for 1917, which reported that "...the J.P. Morgan [banking] interests.... and their subsidiary organizations got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press of the US.... They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. ...an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information...."
In the early 20th century, such media control was essential to building the needed public support for U.S. participation in World War 1. As in the Soviet Union, such propaganda would help prepare the masses for a global management system -- initially in the form of a League of Nations.
"The powers of financial capitalism have another far reaching aim," continued Dr. Quigley, "nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole."
In 1922, New York city Mayor John F. Hylan described the oppression spread by this treasonous conspiracy:
"...the real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, State and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of self-created screen. It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers and every agency created for the public protection."
Remember, those "powerful tentacles" would prop up organizations fighting to destroy American freedom. "One of Professor Quigley's most shocking revelations," wrote Dr. Monteith, "was the fact that the American Communist Party was partly financed by J. P. Morgan and Company." Quigley continued:
"The chief evidence... can be found in the files of the HUAC (House of Un-American Activities Committee) which show Tom Lamont [a senior partner in J.P. Morgan and Company], his wife Flora, and his son Corliss as sponsors and financial angels to almost a score of extreme Left organizations, including the Communist Party itself."
Did the name Lamont ring a bell? It should. This year's senatorial primary between two Connecticut Democrats featured Edward "Ned" Lamont and Joe Lieberman. Lamont won, which came as no surprise to media leaders well familiar with the Lamont legacy. For Ned's great-grandfather was the billionaire Thomas Lamont, chairman of J. P. Morgan.
Corliss Lamont, son of Thomas and Ned's grandfather, was trained for his role as conspirator at Harvard, Oxford and Columbia University. His roommate during his studies at Oxford University was the Fabian (global) Socialist, Julian Huxley, brother of Aldous and the first Director-General of UNESCO. In his 1946 book, UNESCO: Its purpose and Its Philosophy, Huxley exposed some of the psychosocial strategies that would conform the minds of the masses to planned community. He suggested,
"...taking the techniques of persuasion and information and true propaganda that we have learnt to apply nationally in war, and deliberately bending them to the international tasks of peace, if necessary utilizing them -- as Lenin envisaged - to 'overcome the resistance of millions' to desirable change. The task before UNESCO... is single. The task is to help the emergence of a single world culture....
"..at the moment, two opposing philosophies of life confront each other.... You may categorize the two philosophies as two super-nationalisms, or as individualism versus collectivism... or as capitalism versus communism, or as Christianity versus Marxism. Can these opposites be reconciled, this antithesis be resolved in a higher synthesis? I believe not only that this can happen, but that, through the inexorable dialectic of evolution, it must happen...."
At Columbia, Corliss studied under humanist professor, John Dewey [see Chronology of the NEA]. He received his PhD in 1928. In his thesis he denied the existence of God and tried to disprove both Biblical truth and the validity of hope in eternal life. If his goals sound similar to Communist aims, remember that one aim of brainwashing was to eradicate all Christian hope of eternal life, so that the hope of the masses would be focused on Communist ideology.
Consistent with his socialist philosophy, Corliss chaired the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, a spin-off from Friends of the Soviet Union. In 1946, he was charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to yield the records of his Communist-leaning organization to the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Apparently Corliss Lamont was following his family legacy. According to Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Antony C. Sutton,
"...there is evidence of transfers of funds from Wall Street bankers to international revolutionary activities. For example, there is the statement (substantiated by a cablegram) by William Boyce Thompson — a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a large stockholder in the Rockefeller-controlled Chase Bank, and a financial associate of the Guggenheims and the Morgans — that he (Thompson) contributed $1 million to the Bolshevik Revolution for propaganda purposes....
"Of all American business leaders, the one who most vigorously patronized the cause of Fascism was Thomas W. Lamont. Head of the powerful J.P. Morgan banking network, Lamont served as something of a business consultant for the government of Fascist Italy. Lamont secured a $100 million loan for Mussolini in 1926 at a particularly crucial time for the Italian dictator. We might remember too that the director of Guaranty Trust was the father of Corliss Lamont, a domestic Communist." 
Like Julian Huxley, the Lamonts seem to have embraced a notion that is now becoming increasingly acceptable to Republicans as well as Democrats: A merger of Communism and Capitalism into a "Third Way" or Communitarianism. The latter is built on a partnership between the public sector (government), private sector (business) and social sector (churches, charities, community groups, etc.). In this convenient communitarian system, capitalism would encourage commerce and wealth, but the state (regional or world government) would control everything!
It's happening already! The government (national, regional or world) now sets intrusive standards and measures performance through continual assessments. Deviation from the planned norms will require remediation. Such standards and assessments are being applied to the beliefs and values of American children! 
Do you wonder where our God fits into this conspiracy?
Remember, the biggest obstacle to Fascist, Communist or Communitarian triumph is Biblical Christianity! Of course, today's politically correct, non-offensive, service-oriented "Christianity" -- with its dialectic leadership training and postmodern view of God's Word -- fits right in.
But God's unchanging, uncompromising Word can never be squeezed into the mold of the world. It doesn't fit the vision of pluralistic communitarianism. It clashes with the notion of global solidarity. That's why Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler killed millions of faithful Christian disciples. God's Word is simply too "offensive" and "divisive" to totalitarian rulers who demand loyalty to their own ideals rather than to God. So the psalmist asks,
"Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves -- and the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
'Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.'" Psalm 2:1-3
Part 2 will give an answer to that question. It will provide more evidence for today's global conspiracy, show how Islamic terrorism helps the overall agenda, and take an encouraging look at God's sovereignty. Remember, our God reigns -- no matter how dark the world!
"Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him!" Psalm 2:12