by Barbara Aho
The National Center for
The Mont Pelerin Society
Privatizing Latin America
The Religious Roundtable
The Moral Majority
The Council for National Policy
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., aka John Denver,
wife Annie moved to the gilt-edged Starwood section of Aspen, Colorado.
While camping out at an 11,000 foot high lake, Denver and some friends
witnessed a spectacular shower of meteorites transfixed by the sidereal
extravaganza for over two hours. After the "star" show and the
accompanying "new birth" which Denver claims he had, Denver wrote the
popular experience song "Rocky Mountain High." Denver has told reporters
that now he can pinpoint the place he came from "near the ring nebula in
Lyra." Denver is convinced he is among those called Starseed by UFO
believer, Brad Steiger. "He is here to save the earthbound masses from the
wrath to come." Denver has not convinced everyone in his beloved state of
Colorado that he is the "Messiah." Some Coloradans have dubbed Denver as "Ecotwerp"
or "Aspen's Singing Turkey."
In 1976 Denver, freshly graduated from Jack Rosenberg's,
aka Werner Erhard, EST new age
conversion brainwashing system, actually a form of subjection to
demonic possession. Denver, with the help of Rosenberg and a few other new
age money bags, purchased 1,000 acres of prime mountain countryside near
Snowmass, Colorado where he planted a new age commune and indoctrination
center he calls Windstar. Denver's bodyguard and co-graduate EST
victim, Thomas Crum, has added a decidedly Eastern flavor
to Windstar with the introduction of the Eastern martial art known as
Aikido which is more than just a martial art; it is "the road to a union
with the universal spirit." Crum has reached the level of Guru Number II
at Windstar, second in command only to Denver. The huge Aikido tent
structure under which Crum works his Eastern spells is an imposing sight
on the Windstar compound.
sleeping/meditating under his nine foot portable pyramid made of copper
poles, was shown by "the power" that he would some day become President of
the United States. Mrs. Deutschendorf, John's mother, has had the same
dream. The fertile farm plains on the northwest corner of the suburbs of
Wichita, Kansas are the site of a sister structure, an architectural
carrier of the master spirit of the New Age, a large white, stationary
pyramid, situated just outside a circle of eight glistening white "pyradome,"
geodesic domes. Buckminister Fuller, the inventor of the geodesic dome is
(was) coincidentally on the board of directors of Windstar. The geodesic "pyradomes"
are situated with seven domes in a circle surrounding the eighth dome in
the center of the circle forming one of the basic New Age symbols, the 'hadit"
and the "nuit," or the dot within the circle, a basic, timeless
pagan/heathen religious symbol Babylonians, Egyptians, Roman Catholics,
Buddhists, of the ancient Theosophists, arts, ancient wisdoms, and other
The shining white
pyramid in the picture here is located on ninety acres known as
The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning International, Inc.,
1. Or more simply as "The Center," or more revealingly as "The Garvey
Center" after Willard Garvey, president chief director,
executive officer of National Center Garvey Industries, Inc.;
founding director, National Center for Privatization,
International Executive Service Corps, National Legal Center Interest for
the Public Interest, ad infinitum..., of Wichita.
When the Wichitans
asked Garvey why the pyramid, the Garvey Center published the following:
"A number of
people have asked us why we decided to include a Garvey Center for the
Improvement of Human Functioning, Inc. There were a number of reasons
behind this decision and we would like to share these with you.
"Structurally, of course, the pyramid is extremely strong and should be
able to withstand--as should the geodesic domes--almost any
environmental situation. "A principal consideration was of an
electromagnetic nature. We live in a sea of energy. All of life, from
subatomic particles to the galaxies, can be seen as electrostatic and
electrodynamic fields. Close examination of life forms, including our
own, reveals that rather than existing as solid state matter these forms
are more accurately waves of energy interacting with one another.
"It is known that
the shape or form of a container affects the nature and quality of the
energy force fields within. This is apparent with sound and light and
equally so--though perhaps less apparent--with other portions of the
electromagnetic spectrum. "Experiments in recent years have demonstrated
that the pyramid shape is particularly conducive to integrating and
amplifying these energy fields. Significant results have been
established with liquids, solids, plant growth and productivity, along
with beneficial results with animal and human health. These results are
not entirely isolated phenomena as a number of scientific researchers
have demonstrated the response of animate and inanimate matter to
various electrical and magnetic force fields.
The uniqueness of
the pyramid, however, apparently resides in its ability to provide a
richness of these fields. "Since ancient times, the pyramid has stood as
a universal symbol to the four cardinal points of the earth,
representing all things of the earth, and the four material elements or
substances from the combinations of which the quaternary body of man is
formed. From each side of the pyramid there rises a triangle, typifying
the threefold divine nature of Man. The pyramid reaches a point apex
depicting the Oneness of life. "The founding fathers of this country
incorporated a pyramid on the reverse side of the
Great Seal of the United
States 2. When it was adopted by act of the Continental Congress on
June 20, 1782, and readopted by the new Congress on September 15, 1789.
This seal continues to be printed on our one dollar bills. "The thirteen
tiers of the pyramid on the seal represent thirteen original colonies.
Man can construct this part of the pyramid, whereas the capstone --
elevated on the seal -- can be only provided by God. The eye in the
capstone signifies God's wisdom and attentiveness to the affairs of man.
"A pyramid seems to be particularly appropriate for The Center,
dedicated to the health and well-being of the body, mind and spirit of
Thus reads the
Garvey Center explanation for the pyramidal structure on its grounds. We
have been told that the pyramid contains nothing but an altar and a light
which plays on the altar and further that the altar has been used in rites
and rituals best left undescribed. Some have hinted that the Garvey
Pyramid is the location of blood sacrifices but this, so far, is mere
In 1979, New Ager
Jeremy Rifkin copyrighted a book of giant significance to
those who can read between the lines. The book was titled The Emerging
Order. In his run for the Presidential Nomination of 1988, Christian
New Age Change Agent, Pat Robertson gave both Rifkin and
his book, The Emerging Order, a great deal of television exposure
on Robertson's 700 Club television
program. It has been said with great discernment that the life
purpose of Rifkin and the sole intent of The Emerging Order was
to channel the entire United States spectrum of the "Evangelical"
population into the New Age Movement. Rifkin, however, proved to be much
too blatantly associated with the vociferous element of the New Age
Movement which openly advocated the element of "cleansing the New Age
Movement action" of the earth, the physical extermination
of all fundamentalist Christians, Jews and Moslems and anyone else
who dissented from United States/United Nations/New World Order policies.
With Rifkin being
too radical to be used to charm "evangelicals" into the NAM, it would seem
from the evidence presented herein that Willard Garvey was given by the
Masters of the New Age the job of charming, beguiling the lesser
Fundamentalists, the greater Evangelicals of so-called Christian America
into not only accepting but also promoting and vigorously and
wholeheartedly working for the establishment of a New Age/New World Order.
If there is one
thing Fundamentalists and Evangelicals trust it is money. They may not
have any, but they trust and give their allegiance to those who have it.
They ignorantly call this "conservatism." Conservatism is the Baal of
Fundamentalists and Evangelicals. Not long ago Thomas Crum from John
Denver's New Age Windstar compound appeared in Wichita for an evening
before the Chamber of Commerce. Before the night was over the entire
Chamber of Commerce had been indoctrinated into Crum's occult manipulation
of Aiki. They were "centered" and "grounded" and empowered to go out and
work for the demons of the New Age. The channel from Windstar to Wichita
is established and it flows and finds harmonic convergence at the Garvey
Center -- a vortex for the New Age Spirits of Anti-Christ. 3.
introduction was reprinted with permission from the New Age Adversary
Bulletin, October 1993]
The National Center for
In 1983, Willard Garvey and other Wichita, Kansas
businessmen founded the National Center for Privatization [NCP]. Its 1986
Board of Directors included Willard Garvey and
Robert D. Love, a
founding member of National Council of
The John Birch Society
who, according to a JBS publication cited by
The Belmont Brotherhood,
was "a Thirty-second Degree KCCH Mason, a member of the Median Shrine." 4.
The purpose of the
National Center for Privatization was "to educate Americans about the
then-new concept of 'Privatization'", which meant relieving the government
of services which Garvey and his partners felt could be performed more
efficiently and effectively within the private sector. Ostensibly, the
objective was to eliminate government waste, reduce taxes, and government
control of the U.S. citizenry.
foremost objective of the National Center for privatization is to
encourage by all practical and legal means, the transfer of activities
and responsibilities now being funded with coerced tax dollars, to the
private profit and voluntary sector of the economy." 5.
privatization masquerades as relief for the overburdened taxpayer, a
different picture emerges in real life scenarios where private enterprise
and government have collaborated to profit at taxpayer expense. A
practical illustration of how private enterprise often works involved
Willard Garvey's profiteering at the expense of the taxpayer. Waste of
the West: Public Lands Ranching discloses that "ranchers, government
and private entities have been working together for decades to convert our
public land into profitable livestock ranches." 6.
In 1934, private
interests pushed through Congress the Taylor Grazing Act
which created the Division of Grazing under the Department of the
Interior. This legislation resulted in the establishment of federal, state
and local "grazing advisory boards" staffed by the same wealthy ranchers
who lobbied Congress for their creation:
'advisory' boards were composed mostly of the same large-scale,
aggressive, politically savvy ranchers who helped create the Forest
Service and Taylor Grazing Act and awarded themselves federal grazing
permits (or else stockmen who followed in their place). Most members
were also livestock association officials, and many were bankers, real
estate dealers, lawyers, timber barons, merchants, and mining tycoons.
Congress enacted regulations, created grazing allotments, and charged a
nominal 5 cent grazing fee. Leases were issued to the privileged few,
generally the most wealthy and powerful cattlemen, especially those who
helped create the Taylor Grazing Act, often those who had illegally
fenced off public land. . .
"In 1939, under
close supervision of the grazing industry, the Division of Grazing was
reorganized into the Grazing Service. . .They went out and radically
turned it over to the big cowmen and the big sheepmen of the West. Why
they even put them on the payroll. . . It is common knowledge that they
have been practically running the Grazing Service. . . Seven years
later, in 1946, again under the influence of powerful stockmen, the
Grazing Service and General Land Office were combined to form the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM). . ." 7.
Chapter 7 titled
Welfare Ranching describes Willard Garvey's illegal use of tax-funded
public lands -- with a little help from fellow rancher, Ronald
Reagan, who also happened to be President of the United States:
appraisers for both the BLM and Forest Service uncovered more than 2000
secret subleasing deals providing the original holder of the grazing
permit 'the opportunity to profit at the expense of the Treasury' (Com.
on Govt. Oper. 1986). A recent study by Colorado State University
researchers found more than 900 cattle permittees were subleasing
'their' BLM allotments. Considering there are only about 19,000 BLM
permittees altogether, 900 (almost 5% of the total) seems to indicate a
serious problem. And one further wonders how many subleasers were not
"These 900 were
subleasing at an average rate of $7.76/AUM -- more than 5 times the
then-current $1.35/AUM grazing fee charged by the federal government.
Most of the difference went into ranchers' pockets. For example,
according to the 5-11-87 Reno Gazette-Journal, multimillionaire Willard
Garvey collected $120,000 rent in 1986 from a Humboldt
County, Nevada rancher, while the government received only
$14,587 in grazing fees for that public land.
"In 1985. . .in a
slick move that infuriated many reform advocates, rancher Ronald Reagan
rode to the rescue and (while vacationing at his California ranch)
promulgated an executive order directing the
Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior (at their advisal) to
permanently adopt the PRIA fee formula. [Public Rangelands
Improvement Act created by the public lands ranching
establishment to assure low grazing fees] Both Secretaries promptly did
so, with a new provision that established a floor of $1.35/AUM.
Consequently, the federal grazing fee remained $1.35/AUM through 1987."
In 1984, between the
establishment of the National Center for Privatization and President
Reagan's executive order to permanently establish low fees for public land
grazing, Willard Garvey wrote a letter to the President which disclosed
the real objective of the National Center for Privatization -- to wit,
that non-profit organizations and the private sector might render the
cumbersome machinery of representative government obsolete! Garvey's
letter [see below] was published in a media promotion for an International
Conference On Family Choice/Educational Vouchers that was sponsored by the
NCP on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 of 1985. Speakers for the "Privatizing Education"
conference were members of the secretive and elitist Council for
National Policy -- namely James Dobson,
Tim LaHaye and Phyllis Schlafly, and also free
market economist, Milton Friedman and Secretary of
Education, William Bennett. The NCP brochure promoted the
conference as being "Where the Future Begins."
P.O. Box 1776
Falls Church, Virginia 22041
Phone (703) 820-2079
International Conference on Family Choice/ Educational
Featured: Dobson, LaHaye, Schlafly, Friedman, Pickens, William Bennett
Willard W. Garvey
300 West Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 07909
6 April 1984
President Ronald Reagan
Executive Office of the President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington , D.C. 20500 Re: Privatization President Reagan,
congratulations on rejecting the political system negatives. Now why not
adopt the all positive system -- privatization? Hold a White House
conference on Privatization and appoint a Presidential Task Force on
privatization. Privatization is documented in the enclosed paper from
the Heritage Foundation and dates back at least to Adam Smith, Plato,
Aristotle and Jesus. Privatization's more recent advocates include most
of the non-profit sector-- and the entire profit sector. To name a few,
Peter Drucker, Milton Friedman, Heritage Foundation, Reason Foundation,
Pacific Institute, Manhattan Institute, National Legal Center for the
Public Interest, VOLUNTEER -- National Center for Citizen Involvement,
International Executive Service Corps, United Way with its Services
Identification System, churches, labor unions, etc. Privatization is now
"an idea whose time has come" The knowledge, communication, and computer
industry can make political representatives obsolete! Privatization
might well be the theme for the 200th anniversary of the Constitution.
Privatization is essential for national salvation. To restore
privatization is the National Center for Privatization's purpose. May we
help you? With best wishes,
Willard W. Garvey
Encl: Heritage Foundation paper
National Center for Privatization brochure
National Center for Privatization relocated to McLean, VA in 1991 and was
incorporated in the District of Columbia. It has since become the
Council for Government
Reform of Arlington, VA. A companion organization, "Center for
Government Reform" functions as a non-profit. 9. The NCP brochure
which accompanied Garvey's letter to President Reagan states that the
National Office of the NCP was in Wichita, Kansas. However, the
promotional material indicates that, as of April 1984, the NCP Executive
Secretary actually resided in Falls Church, VA -- which is just outside
the nation's capital.
Serving as a
National Advisory Committee Member for Garvey's international conference
on privatizing education was the late
J. Peter Grace, who was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations [CFR],
an officer of the Council for National Policy [CNP] and President of the
American Chapter of the Board of Founders of the Knights of Malta [SMOM].
letter to the President included a brochure of
The Heritage Foundation,
the New Right think tank founded by CNP member,
During the Reagan Administration, the Heritage Foundation was delegated a
powerful role of oversight of government policies and was close to a
shadow government. Heritage has spawned a vast network of other right
wing, tax-exempt organizations that are working toward the end of
privatization of government services. Willard Garvey's selection of
speakers for the "privatization of education" conference represented an
alliance which was already well-established.
To expedite the
process of eliminating government by representation, the National Center
for Privatization has recruited people from right-wing think tanks from
among the many such non-profit organizations represented in the Council
for National Policy: The Reason
Foundation [Robert W. Poole],
Citizens for a Sound Economy, the
National Center for Policy
Analysis [Pierre duPont], Advocates for Self-Government,
Competitive Enterprise Institute [Jack Kemp, Distinguished Fellow], and
the Cato Institute.
In 1992, Reason
Foundation, headed by Robert W. Poole, a member of the
CNP until 1998, established the
Privatization Center, which "provides how-to-guides, case studies, and
reports that are designed to inform elected officials on how to streamline
government." To understand the scope of the projected transfer of
government services to the private sector, please see: Reason
Foundation Privatization How-To Guides. 10.
congressman, Jack Kemp, is a 33º Mason and long term CNP
member. Kemp also co-directs Empower America with William
Bennett and Jeanne Kirkpatrick [CFR]. The President and CEO of Empower
America is Josette Shiner, a high-ranking
Unification Church member and former editor at the Moon-owned
Washington Times. Kemp recently addressed scholars of the
Cato Institute on the topic of privatizing Social Security --
Solving the Global
Public Pensions Crisis II: The Privatization Revolution -- ". .
.imagine America not just as a constitutional republic, but as a vibrant
shareholder democracy where everyone not only has a vote but also owns
property." 11. Congressman Kemp assumes that private enterprise will
provide equitable pensions for retired persons once they control Social
The Mont Pelerin Society
is a Nobel Laureate in Economic Science  and has for many years been
a member of the Mont Pelerin Society,
founded in 1947 in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland by Frederich von
Hayek. 12. The stated objective of the Mont Pelerin Society is to
strengthen the principles and practices of the free society by encouraging
market-oriented economic systems with minimal and dispersed government as
opposed to government regulation of industry. Milton Friedman was
president of the Mont Pelerin Society from 1970-1972. Edwin
Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation,
was president of the Mont Pelerin Society from 1996-1998 and is currently
the Senior Vice President.
membership of the MPS has included, besides Milton and Rose Friedman and
the late journalist Walter Lippmann [CFR], influential
conservatives affiliated with the Heritage Foundation: Michael
Novak [CFR/American Enterprise Institute], Thomas Sowell
[Hoover Institution] and Deepak Lal [Cato Institute].
Anther member of the Mont Pelerin Society is former CNP member
Dr. John A. Howard,
president of The Rockford Institute, Senior Fellow of the
Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and a member
of The Bohemian
Club -- a coven of high-powered elites whose retreats in the
mysterious Bohemian Grove near San Francisco are reported to involve
Friedrich Von Hayek is considered
by libertarians to be the greatest social scientist of the twentieth
century, an economist whose theories on free-market economics have
supplanted John Maynard Keynes. Free market advocates claim that Keynes'
theories of government regulation of the economy have been gradually
discredited and Hayek's model of "Spontaneous Order" accepted which
contends that "social order, and thus social capital, can emerge in
spontaneous and decentralized fashion." Milton Friedman, who was
profoundly influenced by Von Hayek, is the leader of what is called "The
Chicago Boys" School of Economics. Promulgating Hayak's monetarist
theories from the seat of Rockefeller power, the University of Chicago,
Friedman had Chile declared a dictatorship in the mid-1970s in order to
privatize the economy.
"Starting from a
tiny embryo at the University of Chicago with the philosopher-economist
Friedrich von Hayek and his students like Milton Friedman at its
nucleus, the neoliberals and their funders have created a huge
international network of foundations, institutes, research centers,
publications, scholars, writers and public relations hacks to develop,
package and push their ideas and doctrine relentlessly. . .They have
spent hundreds of millions of dollars, but the result has been worth
every penny to them because they have made neoliberalism seem as if it
were the natural and normal condition of humankind. . ." 14.
According to the
Mont Pelerin Society, "liberal" in the European sense means "broadly
epitomized by a preference for minimal and dispersed government, rather
than in its current American sense which indicates the opposite preference
for an extension and concentration of governmental powers." In theory,
diminishing the expansive power of government is appealing. However, the
wisdom of deregulating the transnational corporations, thereby permitting
them to amass sufficient economic power to cripple whole nations, has been
discredited since the Asian crisis:
social and economic impact of the global financial crisis triggered in
East Asia in mid-1997 has led a growing number of civil society actors,
UN bodies and governments to explore strategies to regain control over
global finance, which many describe as a cause of increasing systemic
instability and social regress. . .Many debates in this area have
focused on critiquing the neoliberal rationale for unfettered financial
liberalization as part of the conventional policy package ascribed to
the so-called 'Washington consensus,' which has been thrown into
question in the aftermath of the East Asian crisis". 15.
The stated purpose
of the classical liberal academic, business and governmental leaders who
comprise the Mont Pelerin Society is to prevent world domination by
communist, fascist and socialist regimes. However, the fruit of this elite
society of has been generally of the same variety. Roger Pearson, a
British race scientist, united the ex-Nazis and Nazi sympathizers of the
Europe in the World Anti-Communist League. In 1975, Pearson organized the
North American neo-fascists into an American branch of the WACL called
Council on American Affairs. The Council sponsored seminars and published
monographs with such influential persons as Ed Feulner of Heritage, Ray
Cline, former C.I.A. deputy director, and others who would later become
high officials of the Reagan Administration. With the support of New Right
leadership, Pearson became well integrated within the conservative
network. His influence in the U.S. was demonstrable by his oversight of an
organization that included Dr. Milton Friedman, whose free market theories
were applied in Chile under the fascist dictator, Pinochet.
elected to head University Professors for Academic Order (UPAO), a group
that includes many members of the Heritage Foundation, the Reagan
Administration and the Mont Pelerin Society. [f-228] The latter is a
group of about 500 ultraconservatives whose best known economists,
Milton Friedman and Friedrich von Hayek, were architects of the economy
of Pinochet's Chile. Both advocated a form of dictatorship as part of
the economic plan. Heritage Foundation president Edwin Feulner is
treasurer of the Society." 16.
Privatizing Latin America
It is common knowledge that the massive
destabilization of the democratically-elected Chilean government and
assassination of President Salvadore Allende was carried out by the CIA,
hired by a corporate mafia which planned to install a nationalist
government more lenient toward private enterprise. President Nixon and
National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger allocated $8 million for the
campaign to destabilize Allende. Kissinger told the CIA that Washington's
"firm and continuing policy" was for Allende to be overthrown by the
US-trained Chilean military. In 1975, CIA director Richard Helms admitted
his agency's involvement. When the coup finally came in September 1973,
U.S. warships appeared off the coast of Chile and American intelligence
officers kept in touch with Pinochet and other military leaders. In
subsequent years, an estimated 50,000 Chileans died at the hands of
Pinochet's dictatorship, which was protected throughout by Washington.
In 1999, a
journalist who had written exposes of Richard Scaife was by all
appearances murdered in the Oxford Centre of Pittsburgh, PA -- the office
complex of the foundation of his subject -- Scaife. Richard Mellon Scaife
is the heir of the Mellon fortune and a major funder of the Heritage
Foundation and other right wing organizations, although, like the Coors
family, Scaife also funds abortion and gay rights organizations. Shortly
before his death in February 1999, Kangas catalogued the gruesome
accomplishments of the CIA and issued a scathing indictment of their
paymasters -- the very elites who created the CNP! The following portion
of Kangas' Origins of the Overclass deals with CIA "success stories"
around the world:
"The wealthy have
always used many methods to accumulate wealth, but it was not until the
mid-1970s that these methods coalesced into a superbly organized,
cohesive and efficient machine. After 1975, it became greater than the
sum of its parts, a smooth flowing organization of advocacy groups,
lobbyists, think tanks, conservative foundations, and PR firms that
hurtled the richest 1 percent into the stratosphere.
"The origins of
this machine, interestingly enough, can be traced back to the CIA. This
is not to say the machine is a formal CIA operation, complete with code
name and signed documents. (Although such evidence may yet surface --
and previously unthinkable domestic operations such as MK-ULTRA, CHAOS
and MOCKINGBIRD show this to be a distinct possibility.) But what we do
know already indicts the CIA strongly enough. Its principle creators
were Irving Kristol, Paul Weyrich, William Simon, Richard Mellon Scaife,
Frank Shakespeare, William F. Buckley, Jr., the Rockefeller family, and
more. Almost all the machine's creators had CIA backgrounds..
The Business Origins of CIA
people think that the CIA's primary mission during the Cold War was to
'deter communism,' Noam Chomksy correctly points out that its real mission
was 'deterring democracy.' From corrupting elections to overthrowing
democratic governments, from assassinating elected leaders to installing
murderous dictators, the CIA has virtually always replaced democracy with
dictatorship. It didn't help that the CIA was run by businessmen, whose
hostility towards democracy is legendary. The reason they overthrew so
many democracies is because the people usually voted for policies that
multi-national corporations didn't like: land reform, strong labor unions,
nationalization of their industries, and greater regulation protecting
workers, consumers and the environment.
"So the CIA's
greatest 'successes' were usually more pro-corporate than anti-communist.
Citing a communist threat, the CIA helped overthrow the democratically
elected Mohammed Mussadegh government in Iran in 1953. But there was no
communist threat -- the Soviets stood back and watched the coup from afar.
What really happened was that Mussadegh threatened to nationalize British
and American oil companies in Iran. Consequently, the CIA and MI6 toppled
Mussadegh and replaced him with a puppet government, headed by the Shah of
Iran and his murderous secret police, SAVAK. The reason why the Ayatollah
Khomeini and his revolutionaries took 52 Americans hostage in Tehran in
1979 was because the CIA had helped SAVAK torture and murder their people.
was the CIA's overthrow of the democratically elected government of Jacabo
Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954. Again, there was no communist threat. The
real threat was to Guatemala's United Fruit Company, a Rockefeller-owned
firm whose stockholders included CIA Director Allen Dulles. Arbenz
threatened to nationalize the company, albeit with generous compensation.
In response, the CIA initiated a coup that overthrew Arbenz and installed
the murderous dictator Castillo Armas. For four decades, CIA-backed
dictators would torture and murder hundreds of thousands of leftists,
union members and others who would fight for a more equitable distribution
of the country's resources.
story was Chile. In 1973, the country's democratically elected leader,
Salvadore Allende, nationalized foreign-owned interests, like Chile's
lucrative copper mines and telephone system. International Telephone &
Telegraph (ITT) offered the CIA $1 million to overthrow Allende -- which
the CIA allegedly refused -- but paid $350,000 to his political opponents.
The CIA responded with a coup that murdered Allende and replaced him with
a brutal tyrant, General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet tortured and murdered
thousands of leftists, union members and political opponents as economists
trained at the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman installed a
'free market' economy. Since then, income inequality has soared higher in
Chile than anywhere else in Latin America." 17.
Another case of New Right leaders using their influence to support Latin
American dictators was the promotion by Pat Robertson [CNP Pres. 1985-6]
and Jerry Falwell of General Efrain Rios Montt, who became president of
Guatemala after a bloody coup in 1982. Rios Montt, a convert of Gospel
Outreach Verbo Ministries [which originated in the Jesus Movement, a CIA
operation] expected to turn the Verbo Churches into a new political
movement which would "moralize national life from the top down."
is an evangelical Pentecostal church with headquarters in Eureka,
California and Guatemala. It grew out of the 'Jesus People' movement of
the 1960s in the United States. . .After the 1976 earthquake, 28 Gospel
Outreach evangelicals from California arrived in Guatemala to help
rebuild the country and establish El Verbo church. . .An early convert
was General Efrain Rios Montt, who became president after a military
coup in March 1982.
"According to the
Latin American Institute of Transnational Studies, 'Within the first
nine months of Rios Montt's administration, 12 evangelical pastors were
assassinated; 69 were kidnapped; 45 disappeared; 5 were jailed; 11
foreign missionaries were expelled; 88 evangelical temples were
destroyed; and 50 more were occupied by the Army." By 1986, Verbo
Ministries reported 250 congregations. Verbo Ministries also runs a
Leadership Training School with over 1000 members directed by Rios Montt
"Rios Montt has
been supported by Pat Robertson (Christian Broadcasting Network), Jerry
Falwell (Moral Majority, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Liberty
Federation), and Loren Cunningham (Youth with a Mission). . .Jimmy
Swaggart Ministries has provided financial support for the schools of El
Verbo in Guatemala. This is done under the "Programa Ayuda Infantile," a
branch of the Swaggart ministry." 18.
Covert Action Information Bulletin
implicates another elitist organization in the bloody coup of the Allende
government: the Brazil-based Tradition, Family and Property founded by one
Plinio Corrêa de Oliviera. "In Chile and other Latin American countries,
the CIA helped finance the right-wing
Tradition, Family and Property which played a role in the overthrow of
both Allende in Chile and Goulart in Brazil. In many instances it pitted
one sector of the Church against another." 19.
and Property has close ties with Heritage founder,
Paul Weyrich and Morton Blackwell of the
Leadership Institute, who are members of the CNP. 20. Weyrich and
Blackwell endorsed a 1993 book by Plinio Corrêa de Oliviera, on the
necessity of restoring traditional nobility and elites to rule the world.
Writing the Forward of Nobility & Analogous Traditional Elites, Morton
Blackwell opined: "One does not have to accept Papal infallibility to
appreciate a case persuasively made, using theological, moral, and
prudential arguments. This book will convince many readers, whatever their
faith, that good elites are legitimate, desirable and, yes, necessary."
endorsement appears on the dust jacket: "Sadly, most American elites are
now devoted to self-interest, not to service, which is one reason why
affairs here go so badly. Your book may help reawaken people to the
realization that we need and can have an elite devoted to service." 22.
In 1997, Tradition,
Family and Property sponsored the Conservative Leadership Conference
together with CNP affiliates/Moon fronts Christian Voice [Gary
Jarmin] and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms [Alan
Gottleib] and also Citizens Against Government Waste, which was
founded by American Knights of Malta President,
J. Peter Grace.
If Latin America is
any indicator of the corporate largesse toward the working classes, U.S.
citizens will be in worse bondage than before privatization. Chile's
revolution subjected the masses to a shock-induced depression in 1975 that
was not remedied until 1986 by an IMF bailout which cost the taxpayers 3%
of Chile's GNP for three years. Milton Friedman called this "an economic
"This follows the
usual pattern of 'free market capitalism -- market discipline for the
working class, state aid for the elite. During the 'miracle,' the
economic gains had been privatised; during the crash the burden for
repayment was socialised... It is the increased wealth of the elite that
we see the true 'miracle' of Chile. According to one expert in the Latin
American neo-liberal revolutions, the elite 'had become massively
wealthy under Pinochet' and when the leader of the Christian Democratic
Party returned from exile in 1989 he said that economic growth that
benefited the top 10 per cent of the population had been achieved (Pinochet's
official institutions agreed)." 23.
President of Gun
Owners of America, Larry Pratt [CNP] also was Secretary of the Council for
Inter-American Security [CIS], which was founded in 1976. Pratt "served
both as an intelligence conduit from 'private' sources such as the
American Security Council and CAUSA, and as an informal employment agency
which provided analysts to the Reagan administration at the inception of
Washington's murderous counter-insurgency wars in Central America." In
1980, CIS published the influential A New Inter-American Policy for the
Eighties, also known as the "Santa Fe Document." 24.
The Santa Fe
Document, which was a sequel to The Rockefeller Report, was originally
titled "Inter-American Relations, Shield of the New Order and Sword of the
U.S. Ascent to World Power." This document set forth plans to create
religious sects on a worldwide scale, whose mission was to corrupt the
collective conscience of Christians to willingly accept the Rockefeller
agenda. A portion of a book, La Mafia Sects (The Sect Mafia) by Burn
Fouchereau, describes the planned use of Evangelical organizations, such
as Rios Montt's Church of the Word, as fronts for the CIA to "take charge
of the initiative of ideological struggle" in Latin America through
religious phenomena, i.e., psychological warfare operations for
inculcating Anglo-Saxon ideology:
Sects (The Sect Mafia) by Burn Fouchereau
The Sects, Powerful Tool of the Secret Services
"In the category,
'Manipulation of mystical groups and sects', the highest award can be
given to the famous American intelligence agency. . . In May 1980, a
group of bigwigs in the Republican party signed a confidential document,
one destined to guide U.S. foreign policy, and more specifically, that
of the CIA and of NSA. (2) This document was titled, 'Inter-American
Relations, Shield of the New Order and Sword of the U.S. Ascent to World
Power." Although this document set forth strategic proposals, whose
objectives are made readily clear in the title, it nevertheless remained
secret, and in the intelligence community was nicknamed, the 'Santa Fé
Report.' Beginning with the Reagan administration, and then Bush's, and
on to the cohabitation of the Republicans with Bill Clinton, this
project became operational and its application is ongoing. It is really
just the continuation of a political strategy hatched by the U.S.A. in
the 1950s, in turn guided by a document titled 'The Rockefeller Report.'
The latter states: 'In order to win the battle for hegemony (control)
over conscience, it is necessary to begin by exposing Latin America to
the influence of the fundamental values of the American way of life,
doing so through controlling the traditional apparatus of socialization
of civil society: the Family, the School, and the Church.'
"The Santa Fe
Report went further down this road, clearly defining that one of the
vectors for the expansion of U.S. power worldwide would be the
activities of the sects. The document concretely explained how necessary
it was for the U.S.A. to take charge of the initiative of ideological
struggle through religious phenomena, the goal of which was to win
control over conscience. The recent development of the sects would be
one of the elements of this strategy. On the same subject, the Santa Fe
Report notes the work already done in this area: '. [The experience
acquired in Vietnam, thanks to the work done in population control, was
exported to Latin America, and particularly to Guatemala, by numerous
agents of A.I.D., and of other U.S. services. Certain sects were created
by psychological warfare specialists and entrusted with control of the
political forum and control of conscience.' ---George Orwell could never
have imagined anything more effective than this!
"In France, the
reigning and undisputed specialist on this subject is Professor
Jésus Garcia-Ruiz, of the Dept. of Ethnology and Anthropology
at the University of Paris. In order to confirm this incredible American
policy of manipulation of the masses of the world, of which the Latin
Americans seem to be the model, he cites two other sources. First, the
Popular Evangelical Mission of France, which, in a text
titled, La Notion relative aux sects en Amerique Latine, wrote:
'They [the sects] are all made in the U.S.A. and are financed from the
outside; they are the vehicles for inculcating an Anglo-Saxon cultural
ideology, leading to adopting an American middle class model.' The
second source is a report by the Minister of the Interior of Mexico,
which explains: 'The sects carry out the most subtle part of the process
of domination and of north-Americanization of underdeveloped societies,
through their religious preaching, which is set down into the
ideological struggle in the middle of civil society.' It is a fact that
the foremost evangelical and charismatic sects have played a structural
role in the dictatorships of Latin America. Sects such as The
Church of the Word in Guatemala, or the Divine
Universal Church, in Argentina, are directly linked to North
American structures, such as the 700 Club (the
real 'seminary' for the formation of gurus, directed by the CIA),
P.T.L. Television, founded by Pat Robertson
Graham Evangelist Association, World Vision International
(all part of the sects' money stream)." 25.
The Moral Majority
According to the modern prophets of privatization, Bible doctrine is
expendable, but no one may question the doctrine of unbridled capitalism.
Any who go there are labeled "socialists" in the worst sense of the term.
Forgetting that Christ drove the moneychangers from His temple, one
prophet, Willard Garvey, shamelessly named the Lord Jesus
among the founders of Republican government and proponents of
documented in the enclosed paper from the Heritage Foundation and dates
back at least to Adam Smith, Plato, Aristotle and Jesus. .
.Privatization might well be the theme for the 200th anniversary of the
Constitution. Privatization is essential for national salvation."
To attain national
salvation, the prophets of privatization determined to build a voting bloc
to support their agenda. In 1976, direct-mail fundraising genius of the
New Right, Richard Viguerie, was accompanied to the 1976 convention of the
American Independent Party by three leaders of the New Right with equally
William Rusher, editor of CFR member
William F. Buckley's National Review.
Paul Weyrich, founder of the Heritage and
Free Congress Foundation, who employed Fabianist/British race
scientist Roger Pearson of the World Anti-Communist
League, the multinational network of Nazi war criminals, Latin
American death squad leaders and North American neo-fascists. Weyrich
presently employs top U.S. Fabianist Sir Peter Vickers Hall
and ex-Nazi collaborator Laszlo Pasztor.
Howard Phillips, who founded The
Conservative Caucus (TCC) at the direction of 33º Mason,
Jesse Helms on whose staff he worked. TCC has an
interlocking directorate (Phillips served on advisory board) with the
United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the
WACL. Phillips also proposed the name for Buckley's Young
Americans for Freedom and served on its board of directors.
At the AIP
convention, Viguerie presented himself as a candidate for the Presidential
nomination of the party of George Wallace, a coalition that included
elements of the Ku Klux Klan, John Birchers and operatives of Willis
Carto's Liberty Lobby. When Viguerie's bid for the nomination failed, the
New Right leaders turned their energies to creating a hard right voting
bloc within the Republican Party.
Weyrich's PAC helped sweep into Congress a new, radical breed of
populist conservatives. The most notable, it turned out, was a brash,
young man from Georgia named Newt Gingrich [33º Mason,
CFR] whom Weyrich had trained years earlier at a campaign seminar in
Milwaukee. Finally, on the verge of realizing his right-wing utopia
Weyrich harvested what his friend Morton Blackwell termed 'the greatest
track of virgin timber on the political landscape': evangelicals." 26.
Robert Billings of the National Christian Action
Coalition and Free Congress Foundation invited the Rev.
Jerry Falwell to a meeting with Phillips, Viguerie, Weyrich and
Ed McAteer, a retired advertising executive. Their agenda
now was to influence the GOP party platform for the 1980 election. Weyrich
proposed that if the Republican Party would take a strong stand against
abortion, the large Catholic voting bloc within the Democratic Party would
be split. At this meeting, the term "Moral Majority" was coined to
represent the ecumenical bloc of voters that would be led by the Rev.
Falwell, who pledged to "turn this (country) into a Christian nation." The
Coors family, which funds abortion and gay rights causes
(having made their fortune from the manufacture and sale of beer),
generously funded the Moral Majority and built the headquarters building
for Paul Weyrich's organizations, the Heritage Foundation and Free
Congress Foundation. During the Reagan Administration, the Heritage
Foundation served as almost a shadow government with Joe Coors'
Kitchen Cabinet setting up offices within the Executive Office Building.
During its first year, the Reagan administration adopted fully two-thirds
of the recommendations of Heritage's Mandate for Leadership: Policy
Management in a Conservative Administration.
Working with the
main architects and commanding generals of the New Right was also
John T. (Terry) Dolan co-founder and national chairman of the
300,000-member National Conservative Political Action Committee
(NCPAC), the largest conservative political action committee in terms of
spending and influence including Jesse Helms' Congressional Club
which was a client of NCPAC.
and Dolan are Catholic; Phillips is Jewish but claims to have converted to
Christianity. Terry Dolan was a homosexual who died of AIDS in 1986. In
his expose of the New Right, God's Bullies, Perry Deane Young set
the record straight on the religious makeup of the New Right leadership:
"We are told
that out of [the Fundamentalist tradition]...a new and powerful force
known variously as 'the new Christian right' or 'the religious right' or
'the moral majority' has emerged. We are led to believe that these
groups, or this movement, sprang naturally from the fundamentalist soil.
But such is not the case. "
A fundamentalist is
generally defined as one who believes in adult baptism (that one should
have a choice in the matter and be old enough to know what he is doing),
in a literal interpretation of the bible, and in being 'reborn' or 'born
again' through a personal experience in accepting Jesus Christ as one's
personal Savior. This definition does not begin to cover all those in the
religious right. There are Orthodox Jewish rabbis on nearly every one of
these groups' boards of advisors. In most cases, the groups themselves
were set up by Catholics. The idea for a Moral Majority, Inc., and the
name itself came from two political operatives in Washington -- one a Jew,
the other a Catholic.
most effective leaders of the new right are nearly all Catholics. The
following are only a few of them: Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, Terry
Dolan of National Conservative Political Action Committee, Robert Boege
of the National Conservative Foundation, Robert Bauman, former national
chairman of both Young Americans for Freedom and American Conservative
Union, and Richard A. Viguerie, whose direct-mail expertise made winners
of them all." 27.
Terry Dolan was also
a former member of the advisory board of CAUSA USA, whose president is Bo
Hi Pak, top aide of Sun Myung Moon. In 1984, Dolan's organization, NCPAC,
received $775,000 from Rev. Moon. Terry Dolan stated that the secret of
fundraising is to try to "make them angry and stir up hostilities. The
shriller you are, the easier it is to raise funds. That's the nature of
the beast." 28.
Appeals to fear and
loathing amongst Christians in order to raise funds for right-wing causes
was the brainchild of Richard Viguerie, whose enterprise was rescued from
near bankruptcy in 1986 with an account for distribution of the
Unification Church-owned Insight magazine. In 1987, Bo Hi Pak, a former
Korean military-intelligence officer and Moon's top U.S. operative, paid
$10.06 million for Viguerie's office building. Also, in 1987, Viguerie
became Secretary, strategist and fund-raising genius of the newly created
Moon-controlled and funded American Freedom Coalition (AFC), an alliance
of political conservatives and conservative religious groups and
individuals. In this position, Viguerie mailed millions of letters
appealing for funds to lobby aid to the Contras and promote Oliver North's
testimony before Congress. 29.
The Religious Roundtable
Present at the
meeting in which New Right leaders founded the Moral Majority, Ed McAteer
had been a sales marketing manager for Colgate-Palmolive Company. However,
McAteer had retired to become director of the Christian Freedom
Foundation (CFF), an organization devoted to training
evangelicals for places of leadership in government. From there McAteer
served as national field director of Howard Phillips' Conservative Caucus.
Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for
Christ, was closely allied with the CFF, which was heavily funded
by Amway billionaire, Richard DeVos, who in 1975 took
over the CFF. The GroupWatch file on Campus Crusade for Christ
speculates that Bill Bright, formerly a fancy foods salesman who decided
the gospel could be marketed in the same manner as any other product, may
have an agenda other than evangelism:
". . .Bright's
early connections with Third Century Publishers and the Christian
Freedom Foundation . . .have led many to believe that Bright's and
CCFC's goals are to bring the policies of the evangelical far right and
laissez faire capitalism around the globe, including, or perhaps
especially, the U.S. government. Bright himself does not come from a
ministerial background, but was a businessman in food specialty and
candy sales." 30.
In 1979, retired
sales executive Ed McAteer founded the Religious Roundtable of 56 members
who symbolized the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The
Religious Roundtable is a coalition of conservative business, military,
political, and religious leaders working together to politicize those who
believe in traditional values and to influence government. Weyrich,
Blackwell, and Falwell were among the 56 Roundtable members and Robert
Billings' son, William, was the first editor of the Roundtable Report. 31.
Roundtable brought together the top leadership of the Religious Right and
worked as an informational clearinghouse for large organizations such as
the Christian Broadcasting Network, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
Moral Majority, Christian Voice, Church League of America, National
Religious Broadcasters, Campus Crusade for Christ, Plymouth Rock
Foundation, the National Association of Evangelicals, Gideon Bible,
Wycliffe Bible Associates, and Intercessors for America.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Ed McAteer was also
a member of the board of Wycliffe Bible Associates, a lay ministry which
was created to support the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators, an
evangelical organization that raises funds and recruits missionaries to do
the work of the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Bill Bright serves on the
board of the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, which is an
associate group of SIL. The Summer Institute of Linguistics was
established in 1936 by William Cameron Townsend as a scientific,
nonsectarian organization specializing in language studies, literacy work
and "other services." 32.
An expose of SIL's
corruption by Rockefeller money mentions Cam Townsend's role in founding
the Religious Roundtable with Ed McAteer.
"In 1979, after
Nelson Rockefeller had passed from living humanity into history, Cam had
gathered with other members of Christian Fundamentalism to form the
Religious Roundtable. . . Cam was one of those who followed McAteer into
the founding meeting of the Religious Roundtable. If he had any
reservations about where this would lead SIL and how it would play in
Latin America . . ., Cam's base of support in the homeland and his top
financial backers left him little choice. He was, at the end of his
career, trapped by the Far Right Fundamentalist base on which he had
built Wycliffe's success at home." 33.
In this massive
volume, Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson
Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil, authors Gerard Colby
and Charlotte Dennett present the disturbing evidence of Rockefeller's use
of American missionaries, and in particular, the Summer Institute
of Linguistics, who cooperated in conducting surveys,
transporting CIA agents and indirectly assisting in the genocide of tribes
in the Amazon basin.
"At the heart of
this story are two intensely ambitious and ultimately tragic figures:
Nelson Rockefeller, scion of the liberal Standard Oil family, and
William Cameron Townsend, founder of the ultraconservative Wycliffe
Bible Translators. Although leaders of opposing camps, both found common
cause against fascism and the communism, with ironic, fateful results."
We see Rockefeller
gathering political power and building a vast business empire in Latin
America, working with the CIA, developing close friendships with famous
Latin American politicians and businessmen, and increasingly advocating
military dictatorships, while Townsend's missionaries are used to pacify
native populations in frontiers rich in oil and rare minerals or subject
to guerrilla insurgencies. Seeking to hasten the prophesied Second Coming,
Townsend pursues a fanatical effort to reach every Bibleless tribe with
the Word, even to the point of saving their souls by destroying their
culture and allying with the dictators who oppress them.
Townsend contributed more than any other Americans to the conquest of
the Amazon that now threatens to destroy the 'lungs of the planet,' the
rain forests. Their systematic campaign of colonization was a chilling
foretaste of American intervention in the Third World that has become so
common today we take for granted repeated forays in the name of
democracy and the securing of valuable resources." 34.
Colby and Dennett
also describe the vital role of Ed McAteer in bringing
together wealthy liberal and conservative patrons to fund and direct the
Wycliffe organization which, in the name of Christ, was assisting Nelson
Rockefeller in the conquest of Latin America:
"Yet, of all the
principles building the Religious Right into a cohesive political force,
the most important was perhaps the least known. Edward McAteer was the
Colgate-Palmolive salesman who was the real organizing force behind the
politicized Fundamentalist movement. McAteer had the glib tongue of his
profession, substituting Christ for soap in his market analysis. He was
more than a friend to Cam Townsend; he was a major figure on the board
of Wycliffe Associates, which was now a powerhouse of resources for SIL,
providing it and [Jungle Aviation and Radio Services] with construction
skills, money, promotion, and overnight stays for furloughed translators
on fund-raising tours. In return, testimonies from returned translators,
films, books, and slide shows parlayed surrogate travels around the
world for suburban believers. Special trips to jungle bases allowed the
more affluent faithful actually to partake in adventure for God. The
sheer human energy amassed by Wycliffe Associates was impressive, but
the financial core was fueled by reliable wealthy SIL backers like North
Carolina's James A. Jones, one of the largest
contractors for military bases in Vietnam, and oilman Nelson
Bunker Hunt of Texas. 'Bunker Hunt had helped me considerably,'
McAteer freely offered.
Associates '500 Club' was designed to offer the richer members
a way out of service through cash; $500 or more each year was all it
took to get a special certificate of membership. Some gave much more.
Texas's corporate leaders were prominent in helping Cam build SIL's
International Linguistics Center near Dallas; the
Linguistics Center's board meeting was one of those special occasions
where a Rockefeller business partner like Trammel Crow
could rub shoulders with an ultrarightist like Nelson Bunker Hunt. But
they were the old core of supporters. The real power in Wycliffe
Associates was its thousands of newer members, spreading the influence
of SIL across the country, and the influence of Wycliffe Associates in
Cam's organization." 35.
As Ed McAteer's
applied his advertising and public relations skills to finance the Summer
Institute of Linguistics, these techniques would serve him well in
organizing a base of support for the election of Ronald Reagan: "Promoting
and leading this base of support into politics was McAteer's forte. During
the Carter administration, his name began to appear among New Right
circles in Washington, D.C., connected with North Carolina's Senator Jesse
Helms. It was McAteer who brought Jerry Falwell into this crowd, helping
Falwell build the Moral Majority. Then, in 1979, McAteer organized
the Religious Roundtable. Well funded, McAteer pulled together
many of the Fundamentalists leaders of the nation to back the candidacy of
Ronald Reagan. 36.
The Council for
National Policy Nelson Bunker Hunt and Bill Bright were board members of
the SIL associate, International Linguistics Center in Dallas, in which
board meetings "a Rockefeller business partner like Trammel Crow could rub
shoulders with an ultrarightist like Nelson Bunker Hunt." Bunker Hunt
was/is also a trustee of ILC, a board member and leading financier of the
John Birch Society, a major supporter of the Campus Crusade for Christ and
third president of the Council for National Policy.
The board of
directors and early membership of Ed McAteer's Religious Roundtable reads
like Who's Who in the future Council for National Policy. 37. In 1981, the
CNP was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization by Tim
LaHaye of the Religious Roundtable, who was also the first CNP president,
with funding from Nelson Bunker Hunt who served as third CNP president
from 1983-84. Bunker Hunt was also among several principals of the Western
Goals Foundation, the domestic surveillance arm of the John Birch Society,
who also served on the newly-formed CNP Board of Governors.
In 1972, the JBS
promoted the book, None Dare Call It Treason by John Stormer,
which identified the Council on Foreign Relations as a pro-Communist
Rockefeller-funded Trojan Horse on American soil. The Council for National
Policy was formed ostensibly to be the conservative alternative to the
Council on Foreign Relations and John Stormer is currently a member.
Since its inception,
CNP membership directories have been 'confidential,' CNP meetings are
closed to the public and media and the very existence of the Council for
National Policy is denied by high profile Evangelical leaders who publicly
clamour for conservative policies in government. Responding to an inquiry
by researcher K.E. Barr regarding the nature of the CNP and the reason
that meetings are closed even to Christian media, a vice president of
Focus on the Family presented the confused image of a Christian
organization that is not involved in policy-making [only education] and
yet cannot risk media exposure:
repeatedly described the organization as a 'meeting of like-minded
people.' He claimed that the CNP is a group of conservatives concerned
about the direction of the country, who felt the need for an
organization to counter the liberal agenda. He told me the network of
leaders across the country meet two to three times a year to discuss
issues involving '1) free enterprise, 2.) defense, and 3.) traditional
western values.' "In response to being asked how the CNP implements
their policies, he said the title of the group may be misleading, and
doesn't properly describe their activities. He claimed that they don't
actually develop policies. They are, according to Hetrick, 'strictly
educational' in nature. Regarding the secrecy of their organization's
purpose and membership, he stated that the only reason Christian media
is not allowed in their meetings is that: 'you can never tell if they
are really Christians or not." 38.
Early CNP membership
directories were obtained by enterprising researchers, however, and these
revealed that the early leadership of the CNP was, in fact, also
represented in the Council on Foreign Relations -- the very organization
of globalists to which the CNP was to be the conservative alternative! On
the first CNP Governing Board there were no less than three, and possibly
more, members of the CFR: George F. Gilder - CNP Board of
Governors (1982) ; Dr. Edward Teller - CNP Board of
Governors (1982); and Guy Vander Jagt - CNP Board of
Governors (1982). 39.
Waring Stoddard who also served on the 1982
CNP Board of Governors was affiliated with the CFR through his Boston
Although we lack
confirmation of this, Ron Miller, author of Distant Drums, stated
that "sources in high places" have identified Jesse Helms,
who served on the original CNP Board of Governors, as a CFR member in
1972. 41. Later CNP directories list CFR members J. Peter Grace
(CNP, 1984-85; 1988) and Arnaud deBorchgrave (CNP, 1988).
membership directories advertised the CNP Board of Governors quarterly
meetings at the following world class resort hotels: The Breakers [Palm
Beach, FL], Marriott Rancho Las Palmas Resort [Palm Springs, CA],
Camelback Inn Marriott Resort [Scottsdale, AZ], The Broadmoor Hotel &
Resort [Colorado Springs], The Homestead [Hot Springs, VA], Le Bonaventure
Hilton [Montreal], Colonial Williamsburg [Williamsburg, VA], The Westin
After CNP membership
directories were obtained by researchers and copied for distribution to
Christians who support CNP organizations, venues of future meetings were
not included in their directories. However, researchers were made privy to
a 1998 CNP meeting that was held at the luxury Ritz-Carleton Tysons Corner
hotel in McLean, Virginia. [See IFAS: News Reports for information on this
Profiles of other
prominent CNP officers and members reveal a shocking number of CFR
connections, such as the aforementioned William Rusher who was editor of
CFR member William F. Buckley's National Review. Even so, these
revelations should not be surprising since the CNP was an extension of the
John Birch Society whose early leadership consisted of
members either directly or indirectly associated with the CFR. In 1976,
The Belmont Brotherhood 44., an expose published by former JBS
officers, identified the following glaring conflicts of interest:
William Grede - Founding JBS Council
Member and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council was also
director of the CFR-created and controlled 7th Federal Reserve Bank.
William Benton McMillan - First Life
Member of the JBS was also a member of the St. Louis Committee of the
Council on Foreign Relations
Robert Waring Stoddard - JBS Council
Member and Chairman of the Board of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette
whose editors belonged to the local Committee of the Council on Foreign
Relations. Stoddard was also on the Board of Directors of the National
Center for Privatization.
Nelson Shepherd - JBS Council Member and
a member of the Newcomen Society, whose president Charles Penrose, Jr.
was also a member of the Pilgrim Society and the English-Speaking Union,
whose elite membership -- Paul Warburg, J. P. Morgan, John W. Davis,
Bernard Baruch, Otto Kahn, Jacob Schiff, and John D. Rockefeller, to
name a few -- founded and financed the Council on Foreign Relations. 45.
Spruille Braden - JBS Council Member and
a resident member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a director of the
W. Averell Harriman Securities Corporation, and an
advisor to Paul Warburg, a principal architect of the
Federal Reserve System.
Louis Ruthenberg - JBS Council Member and
Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Godden Parker - JBS Council Member and a
member of the Newcomen Society, whose president, Charles Penrose, Jr.,
belonged to the Pilgrim Society and the English-Speaking Union.
Martin J. Condon, III - JBS non-Council
member who was on the Editorial Advisory Committee of American Opinion
magazine and also a member of the Newcomen Society.
Charles Edison - JBS non-Council member
who served on the Editorial Advisory Committee of American Opinion and
was a member of the Pilgrim-connected Newcomen Society. Additionally,
the youth organization of the John Birch Society, Young Americans for
Freedom [YAF], was founded by William F. Buckley, who
is also a Skull & Bonesman and Knight of Malta. Various JBS and CNP
members have been involved with YAF, including Lynn Bouchey,
Connaught Marshner and William Rusher.
Phillips, head of the U.S. Taxpayers Party (U.S.T.P.) and The
Conservative Caucus (TCC) appointed many YAF members while acting
director of the Office of Economic Opportunity under Richard Nixon. 47.
Richard Viguerie, who with Weyrich,
Phillips, Blackwell, Falwell and McAteer founded the Moral
Majority, was the Executive Secretary of YAF from 1961-64. 48.
Besides CFR and Religious Roundtable members, the upper echelon of the
Council for National Policy were basically refugees from the defunct
Western Goals Foundation, the domestic surveillance
outfit of the John Birch Society which included high-ranking members of
the fascist World Anti-Communist League,
Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the
Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon and Freemasonry. 49. There
is some overlapping of Western Goals operatives who formed the early CNP
Governing Board who were also CFR and/or Religious Roundtable members:
Singlaub [CNP Board of Governors
1982-83]. Member of national policy board of the American
Freedom Coalition [AFC], a front for Sun Myung Moon's
Daniel O. Graham [CNP Board of Governors
1982-83]. Member of national policy board of AFC.
Mildred Faye Jefferson [CNP Board of
Governors 1982-83]. Member of national policy board of AFC. Sherman
Unkefer [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Served as an adviser to
Chile's regime under Augusto Pinochet and reportedly worked closely with
Chile's secret police organization, DINA.
Sennholz [CNP Board of Governors
1982-83]. A decorated pilot in the Luftwaffe, Adolf Hitler's elite air
corps. Robert Stoddard [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Listed in
The Belmont Brotherhood, as Chairman of the Board of the Worcester
Telegram and Gazette, whose editors belonged to the local Committee of
the CFR. Board of Directors of Willard Garvey's National Center for
Larry McDonald [CNP Board of Governors
1982-83]. President of the John Birch Society; Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Western Goals Foundation, and served on the Congressional
Board of Christian Voice, a front for the Unification Church.
Nelson Bunker Hunt [CNP President
1982-83, Executive Committee 1984-85, 1988]. Knight of the Order of
Malta. Member of a racial eugenics organization, the International
Association for the Advancement of Eugenics and Ethnology, that was
headquartered in Scotland. IAAEE was established in the U.S. by Lord
Malcolm Douglas, a member of the British Cliveden Set which supported
Hitler during World War II.
Oliver North [CNP Governing Board
1984-85] Formed the Military Assistance Group-Special Operations Group (MAG-SOG),
a political murder unit, and participated in Operation Phoenix
which killed about 100,000 civilians in Southeast Asia. North received
aid from the Unification Church and Knights of Malta for Contra
operations in Latin America.
Howard Phillips [CNP Executive Committee
1984-85, 1988] Director of The Conservative Caucus, served on advisory
board of the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the
World Anti-Communist League, a multinational network of Nazi war
criminals, Latin American death squad leaders and North American
neo-fascists. Conservative Caucus board member and funder, Richard Shoff,
is a former Grand Kilgrapp of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan.
Major F. Andy Messing, Jr. USAR (Ret.).
Former chairman of The Conservative Caucus; Board of USWCF; Director of
the National Defense Council Foundation. Collaborated with Linda Guell
of CAUSA (a political arm of the Unification Church) and its head, Bo Hi
Pak. to provide funds for Oliver North's operation in Latin America.
J. Peter Grace [CNP Board of Governors 1986] Council on
Foreign Relations; Head of Order of Knights of Malta in the U.S.;
Chairman of W.R. Grace Co which focuses its business activities in Latin
America and assisted the Contra operation in Latin America.
William E. Simon [CFR; Knight of Malta].
Secretary of the Treasury under Richard Nixon; Chairman of the
Nicaraguan Freedom Fund (NFF), a fundraising organization set up in 1985
by the Washington Times, a newspaper owned by the Unification Church.
Trustee of the Heritage Foundation. According to Sidney Blumenthal,
Simon is or was a member of the CNP. [IRC: Americares]
Frank Shakespeare, [Knight of Malta].
Council U.S. Information Agency director and director of Radio Free
Europe and Radio Liberty, a Nazi front established by Hitler's espionage
officer, Reinhard Gehlen. Trustee of the Heritage
Edward Teller [CNP Board of Governors
1982] Council on Foreign Relations. Hungarian-born American physicist
who became the architect of the hydrogen bomb. During World War II he
was a member of the Manhattan Project for the development of the atomic
bomb. Teller was a member of the Citizens Legal Defense Fund for the
FBI, Ad Hoc, and advisor to the Western Goals Foundation.
It is significant
that Nelson Bunker Hunt, the founder and main funder of the Wycliffe Bible
Associates and Council for National Policy, like many founding CNP
members, is a Knight of the Order of Malta. According to Russ Bellant,
"Although it poses
as a Catholic organization, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem is a
Masonic group that claims to be the real Knights of Malta. It's Grand
Master for fifty years until his death several years ago was Charles
Pichel, and adviser . . .to Hitler aide Ernst Hanfstaengl." 50.
Occupying a position
in McAteer's Religious Roundtable, 33º Mason Jesse Helms
was also a key figure in founding the CNP. With his top aide, attorney
Tom Ellis, Helms had put together a national political
machine that was unprecedented for the ultra-right. Tom Ellis -- who
directed the agency which funded racial science for the purpose of
eliminating inferior races -- was president of the CNP after Tim LaHaye.
"Tom Ellis was
former director of the Pioneer Fund, a foundation which finances efforts
to prove that African-Americans are genetically inferior to whites.
Recipients of Pioneer grants have included William Shockley, Arthur
Jensen and Roger Pearson, who has written that 'inferior races' should
be 'exterminated.' All three and others were funded during Ellis'
directorship on the Pioneer board. Yet Ellis served on the CNP's
thirteen-member executive committee with Holly Coors, Paul Weyrich, and
Heritage Foundation president, Edwin Feulner until June 1989. Oliver
North and Reed Larson recently joined the executive committee." 51.
With the help of the
Viguerie Company, Helms and Ellis' organization,
the Congressional Club, funded candidates and solicited support
on favorite issues through direct-mail campaigns. Helms' popularity
increased during the Reagan era, when ideological conservatism experienced
a resurgence at the same time traditional values of fundamental Christians
were under siege. "The National Congressional Club is Jesse Helms' PAC
based in Raleigh and directed by Helms' senior advisor, attorney Tom
Ellis. The Congressional Club began after the 1972 Senate campaign, when
Ellis retained Richard Viguerie to help pay off the Helms campaign debt.
Ellis and Viguerie built the Congressional Club mailing list to more than
300,000 regular contributors -- a constituency for Helms and a major
financial resource within the conservative movement. . .Helms has used his
political organization to build connections with New Right and
conservative political activists. Besides Viguerie, Phillips, and Dolan
connections, Helms is actively represented in Weyrich's coordinating
groups. Helms is the chief legislative strategist for the conservative
social agenda. . .Helms also occupies a central position in the religious
right as a member of the Religious Roundtable, a lay preacher, and a
former radio and television evangelist." 52.
1. The Center for
the Improvement of Human Functioning International, Inc.:
2. Masonic Foundations of the United States:
3. David Harris, New Age Adversary Bulletin & Old Time Gospel Advocate,
Oct. 1993, P.O. Box 298, Arcadia, OK 73007; DHarris173@aol.com.
*Author's note: I am indebted to David Harris for allowing me to use a
portion of his 1993 newsletter on the Council for National Policy as an
introduction to the following report. David's report, which was published
in the New Age Adversary Bulletin (October 1993), provided valuable
information on the Willard Garvey Center for the Improvement for Human
Functioning. Willard Garvey, a member of the highly secretive Council for
National Policy, also founded another organization which is mentioned in
this report -- The National Center for Privatization. I have added to
David Harris' work information on the National Center for Privatization
and the Council for National Policy. Mr. Harris' 1993 report also
contained a list of members from the 1988 and 1993 CNP directories.
Updating this list has resulted in an extensive database of past and
present CNP officers and prominent members. ~ Barbara Aho
4. The Belmont Brotherhood:
5. Brochure for International Conference On Family Choice/Educational
Vouchers, National Center for Privatization, 1983.
6. Lynn Jacobs, Waste of the West: Public Lands Ranching, Introduction:
7. Ibid., Chapter 1: http://www.apnm.org/waste_of_west/Chapter1.html
8. Ibid., Chapter 7: http://www.apnm.org/waste_of_west/Chapter7.html . *AUM
= Animal Unit Months - defined by the federal government as the amount of
forage and/or browse required to feed a cow and her calf, a horse, or 5
sheep or goats for a month.
9. The Council for Government Reform:
10. Reason Foundation Privatization How-To Guides:
11. Jack Kemp, "Building a Shareholder Democracy in America: Personalizing
12. The Mont Pelerin
13. Council for National Policy Membership Directory, 1984-85; The
http://www.mt.net/~watcher/bohemiangrove.html ; see
14. United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS):
15. United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS):
16. Russ Bellant, Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party,
South End Press, 1988, pp. 63-4.
17. Steve Kangas, "The Origins of the Overclass,"
18. GroupWatch. Interhemispheric Resource Center, Gospel Outreach/Verbo
19. Covert Action Information Bulletin, Winter 1983, p. 17.
20. Plinio Correa de Oliveira, Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
in the Allocutions of Pius XII, Hamilton Press, 1993, Foreward by Morton
21. Plinio Correa de Oliveira, op.cit.,1993, cover.
Martinez, The Secret Story of a Cult Apologist: Introvigne, T.F.P. and the
US "New Right":
23. Duncan Green, The Silent Revolution, p. 216, Noam Chomsky, Deterring
Democracy, p. 231, as cited in "Doesn't Chile prove that the free market
24. Tom Burghardt, "A Small Circle of Friends: Larry Pratt, the Council
for Inter-American Security and International Fascist Networks,"
25. La Mafia Sects (The Sect Mafia): The Sects, Powerful Tool of the
Secret Services, Burn Fouchereau, translated by Suzanne Rini.
26. "Robespierre of the Right: What I ate at the revolution," David Grann,
The New Republic, Oct. 27, 1997:
27. Perry Deane
Young, God's Bullies: Power Politics and Religious Tyranny, NY: Holt,
Rinehart & Winston, 1982, p. 59.
28. Perry Deane Young, op.cit., p. 89.
29. "How Rev. Moon Got Ensconced with the New Right: His Aid is Varied and
Plentiful," Seattle Times, Dec. 31, 1987.
30. Interhemispheric Resource Center: Christian Freedom Foundation:
31. Interhemispheric Resource Center: Religious Roundtable
32. Interhemispheric Resource Center: Summer Institute of Linguistics:
33. Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett, Gerard Colby and Charlotte
Dennett, Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller
and Evangelism in the Age of Oil, HarperCollins Publishers, 1995, pp. 803,
34. Colby and Dennett, cover.
35. Colby and Dennett, pp. 804-5.
36. Colby and Dennett, p. 805.
37. Interhemispheric Resource Center: Religious Roundtable:
38. K.E. Barr, Unholy Alliances 2000, p. 25.
39. Council for National Policy Index:
40. The Belmont Brotherhood:
41. Ronald Miller, Distant Drums, "Thinking Globally and Acting Locally:
The Politics of Transformation," Vol. 5. No. 2., May, 1983.
42. Council for National Policy Annual Directory, 1984-1985, Edited by
Jefferson M. Angers, Schedule of Events.
43. Institute for First Amendment Studies, Council for National Policy
Unofficial Information Page:
44. The Belmont Brotherhood: http://watch-unto-prayer.org/belmont.html
45. Eric Samuelson, "The Pilgrim Society and the English-Speaking Union":
46. John S. Saloma III, Ominous Politics: The New Labyrinth, NY: Hill &
Wang, 1984, pp. 39-40.
47. Perry Deane Young, op.cit., pp. 110, 67.
48. Perry Deane Young, op.cit.pp. 84-5.
49. The John Birch Society & Council for National Policy:
50. Russ Bellant, The Coors Connection, South End Press, 1988, p. 45.
51. Russ Bellant, op.cit., pp.37-38.
52. John S. Saloma, op.cit., pp. 90-92.
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