Voting & the Council on Foreign Relations

Posted on May 10, 2010 in Featured Articles

Source: Truth Offering

Hayden’s Note: is a new website and looks to have a lot of promise.  This original article is a great piece and I highly suggest you read it.  You could aptly title it, “CFR 101.”

Does your Vote count?

The short answer is, “no.” However, before you get all, “this guy’s crazy,” on me, let me explain. Have you heard of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)? The answer to that question is likely, “no”; most people haven’t. That’s not your fault, it’s as intended.

So what is the CFR? Well, according to their own website, the CFR is, “…an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.”

Sounds harmless enough, right? They’ve even included the following lovely little video on their site, featuring well-known members Angelina Jolie, Brian Williams and Fareed Zakaria. The video talks about how the CFR is a non-governmental asset to our policy makers when considering foreign matters. No biggee still, right?:

Did you watch the video? I mean, they couldn’t sound any more positive and helpful. 

However, if we dig deeper, we find a 1954 Congressional Report (Tax Exempt Foundations Report, 83rd Congress, 2nd Session) which states that the CFR, “…came to be, in essence, an agency of the United States government…..There can be no doubt that much of the thinking in the State Department and much of the background of direction of its policies come from the personnel of…..The Council on Foreign Relations.” 

Okay, so the video wasn’t entirely truthful, but still no big shocker…except that, according to the book, None Dare Call It Conspiracy, by Gary Allen, the CFR has admitted their goal, “…is to abolish the Constitution and replace our once independent Republic with a world government.

Still think the CFR is just some philanthropic think tank?

It’s probably not important to note, then (oozing sarcasm), that most of President Obama’s nominees for the various positions in his White House are CFR members…or that past and present CFR members include John D. Rockefeller (and subsequent Rockefellers), Paul Warberg, Nelson Aldrich, J.P. Morgan (and many from the House of Morgan), Jacob Schiff, Dwight Eisenhower, Averill Harriman, Richard Nixon, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paul Volcker, Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan, Timothy Geithner, Hank Paulson, Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, Chris Dodd, George H.W. Bush, Al Gore, Colin Powell, George Soros, Larry Summers, Bill Clinton, as well as an elite handful of the titans of industry.

Speaking of Bill Clinton, Dr. Carroll Quigley, history professor at Princeton, Harvard and Georgetown — where he taught a young Bill Clinton — was the historian for the CFR. According to Quigley in his book, Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World In Our Time, “the chief agent in the formal founding of the Council on Foreign Relations was “Colonel” [Edward Mandell] House, supported by such protegés as Walter Lippman, John Foster Dulles (whom Washington-Dulles Airport is named after), Allen Dulles and Christian Herter.

Colonel Edward Mandell House has quite the backstory. This is the man who essentially ran the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, much the way most envision the recent Bush presidency was run by Dick Cheney. Wilson himself said, “Mr. House is my second personality. He is my independent self. His thoughts and mine are one. I would do just as he suggested..If any one thinks he is reflecting my opinion by whatever action he takes, they are welcome to the conclusion.

With House striving for one world governance, it’s no wonder he and Wilson helped create the Federal Reserve system and signed into law the sixteenth amendment enacting a federal income tax.

I mentioned very briefly Walter Lippman. In the introduction to Edward Bernays‘s book, Propaganda, Mark Crispin Miller speaks to Lippman’s view of people. Lippman believes, “democracy requires a supra-governmental body of detached professionals to sift the data, think things through, and keep the national enterprise from blowing up or crashing to a halt. Although mankind surely can be taught to think, that educative process will be long and slow. In the meantime, the major issues must be framed, the crucial choices made, by “the responsible administrator.” It is on the men inside, working under conditions that are sound, that the daily administration of society must rest.

Bernays, Lippman’s pupil, elaborates their shared sentiment: “We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes are formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. These “invisible governors” are a heroic elite, who cooly keep it all together, thereby “organizing chaos,” as God did in the beginning. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.

This is what the Council on Foreign Relations does for Americans. Does that sound like freedom to you? It sounds, instead, like the opposite of freedom. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” So we must awaken with clear eyes and see what has been done to us; what we’ve allowed to happen. Only then will be be able to become masters of our destiny.

So in getting back to my original question, “Does your vote really count?” let’s refocus on our pal, Edward Mandell House. In 1912, House described his political philosophy in his work of supposed fiction, Philip Dru: Administrator. In his aforementioned book, Gary Allen explains House’s true intentions:

In [Philip Dru: Administrator], House laid out a thinly fictionalized plan for conquest of America by establishing, “Socialism as dreamed by Karl Marx.” He described a “conspiracy” — the word is [House’s] — which succeeds in electing a US President by means of, “deception regarding his real opinions and intentions.” Among other things, House wrote that the conspiracy was to insinuate, “itself into the primaries, in order that no candidate might be nominated whose views were not in accord with theirs.” Elections were to become mere charades conducted for the bedazzlement of the booboisie. The idea was to use both the Democrat and Republican parties as instruments to promote world government.

Although this is from House’s fictional writing, it’s not a stretch to suppose he may have held these very same intentions. And since it’s documented in Woodrow Wilson’s own words that House is his, “second personality,” why, then, is it a stretch to think House may have implemented these very same strategies in real life while Wilson acted as his avatar? After all, he did champion the move to create the Federal Reserve and enact the progressive income tax.

In a December 8, 2001 article written by Eric Samuelson entitled, Johnny Eugene Stewart: F.R.E.E. Founder, Samuelson speaks of how, “…in 1979-1980, Stewart created F.R.E.E. — Fund to Restore an Educated Electorate — [in order] to provide the public with an educated understanding of the workings of government, how the system operates and how it might be improved.

In his information sheet, Stewart stated that, “both major political parties are controlled at the top by an international network, represented in the United States by The Council on Foreign Relations. [Stewart’s plan] was to get the facts to every American home bypassing the “CFR controlled media.” Stewart described the CFR as a “private organization based in New York City which formulates and implements U.S. foreign and domestic policy without public knowledge.”

He wrote: “Both [political] parties are infiltrated by Rockefeller people. Some pose as ‘conservative’ patriots and others wear the ‘liberal’ label. Every four years, voters are privileged to choose between a CFR Democratic and a CFR Republican, or candidates surrounded by CFR ‘advisors.’ Voters never realize that they are given no real choice.  

“As examples, Stewart said that in 1952 and 1956 voters were given the choice of CFR Stevenson or CFR Eisenhower. In 1960 it was CFR Nixon versus CFR John F. Kennedy. In 1968 CFR Nixon defeated CFR Humphrey. Then in 1972 it was CFR Nixon versus CFR McGovern. In 1976 Jimmy Carter ran and won against Gerald Ford (who was surrounded by CFR advisors including Henry Kissinger). Choices for President in 1980 included John Anderson (CFR), Howard Baker (CFR), George Bush (CFR), Ted Kennedy (member of the Boston CFR affiliate) and several other non-members including Ronald Reagan. After Reagan won the election, Stewart identified some 57 elites that had been mentioned as being considered for appointments by Reagan.


Well hold on to your hat, because today it’s even easier to manipulate elections, what with the fact that it’s all done electronically. The computer source code for the programs that count the ballots are suspect — if not flat-out criminal — at best. NPR’s Talk of the Nation host, Ira Flatow, interviewed Avi Rubin, professor of computer science and the technology director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University, about his new book, Brave New Ballot: The Battle to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting. During the conversation, Avi had this to say:

You know, I like to make the analogy – I make it in my book – that a computer scientist looking at software’s like an English professor looking at a manuscript or something like that. You know, they can tell right away if this person is a first-class writer or someone who doesn’t speak English very well. And it’s the same thing looking at computer code. We saw that this code was very amateurish. They were using all kinds of incorrect methods. They were using encryption ciphers that had been broken many years earlier. And they were using them in incorrect ways. So we knew that this was not going to be a very good system.

“The problems that we found…..mostly had to do with security. But, you know, I’ve come around a little bit in my opinion of these systems. Initially, I thought that the biggest issue was that the software was full of security problems and flaws and bugs. But now that I’ve looked at this problem for several years, the bigger problem is the fact that this is an entirely software-based system. And so there is no independent audit trail possible – there is no way to verify the votes are being recorded correctly.”

Call it archaic, but at least with paper ballots, corruption cannot be widespread; small pockets of corruption can exist, but not mass conspiracy!

So where do you think this leaves us? We have secret combines of elite men conspiring to control us, devising more and more ways by which to enact that control. Can you see, now, why you should at least be suspicious of the powers-that-be?; that maybe they don’t have our best interests at heart? It seems they think very little of us, actually — like we’re sheep that must be herded and controlled.

Next time you’re thinking about your right to vote — for example this coming Fall — think about this article. For decades, presidential and congressional candidates go on and on about the positive change they’re going to bring to Washington…yet none of it ever comes to fruition. Isn’t that clear from our perspective? Isn’t it about time we came to our senses? Truth be told, the only change in Washington is negative; the further erosion of liberty. 

So in this writer’s humble opinion, noyour vote doesn’t count. It hasn’t for quite some time, and it likely won’t again unless we stop these tyrants from stealing our liberty. We must change the system, and we can only do that if people wake up.

So, we must wake them.

Send this article and others like it to your friends and family — become a Truth Offerer. Don’t be afraid of their knee-jerk negative reaction; educate them. People do not like change. It’s not fun learning the reality you thought existed, in fact, does not, as you may well have just-now glimpsed. But the good news is that this article may be an in-road to your truth. Keep up the search because the information is out there.

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