Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Council on Foreign Relations: British Imperialism Transplanted to America

It would surely be a surprise to most Americans were they to learn that: (a) virtually all branches of the American media follow policy lines laid down by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); (b) that the CFR was established at the instigation of British imperialists and members of Cecil Rhodes secret society for global governance with funding from JP Morgan and other New York bankers; and (c) that the CFR is regarded by those familiar with its work and influence as the nearest thing America has to a ruling establishment.

Intellectual Observer, May 1, 2019: Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all major US news outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Established in 1921 as a private, bipartisan organization to “awaken America to its worldwide responsibilities”, the CFR and its close to 5000 elite members for decades have shaped US foreign policy and public discourse about it. As a well-known Council member famously explained, they transformed the American republic into a global empire, albeit a “bene­volent” one.

Based on official membership rosters, the following illustration depicts for the first time the extensive media network of the CFR and its two major international affiliate organizations: the Bilderberg Group(mainly covering the US and Europe) and the Trilateral Commission (covering North America, Europe and East Asia), both established by Council leaders to foster elite cooperation at the global level.

In a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists”, former Washington Post senior editor and ombudsman Richard Harwood described the Council and its members approvingly as “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States”.

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Tom Jefferson 1976Pictures in Our Heads – Council on Foreign Relations Founding Father Walter Lippmann

In his book “The ANGLO-AMERICAN ESTABLISHMENT” Quigley writes, “One Wintry Afternoon in February 1891, three men were engaged in earnest conversation in London. From that conversation were to flow consequences of the greatest importance to the British Empire and to the world as a whole. For these men were organizing a secret society that was, for more than fifty years, to be one of the most important forces in the formulation and execution of British imperial and foreign policy. The three men who were thus engaged were already well known in England.

The leader was Cecil Rhodes, fabulously wealthy empire builder and the most important person in South Africa. The second was William T. Stead, the famous, and probably also the most sensational, journalist of the day. The third was Reginald Baliol Brett, later known as Lord Esher, friend and confidant of Queen Victoria, and later to be the most influential advisor of King Edward VII and King George V. The details of this important conversation will be examined later. At present we need only point out that the three drew up a plan of organization for their secret society and a list of original members. The plan for organization provided for an inner circle, to be known as “The Society of the Elect,” and an outer circle, to be known as “The Association of Helpers.” Within The Society of the Elect, the real power was to be exercised by the leader, and a “Junta of Three.” The leader was to be Rhodes, and the Junta was to be Stead, Brett, and Alfred Milner. In accordance with this decision, Milner was added to the society by Stead shortly after the meeting we have described.” [1]

Of the Secret Societies goals and methods of operation Quigley writes, “The goals which Rhodes and Milner sought and the methods by which they hoped to achieve them were so similar by 1902 that the two are almost indistinguishable. Both sought to unite the world, and above all the English-speaking world, in a federal structure around Britain. Both felt that this goal could best be achieved by a secret band of men united to one another by devotion to the common cause and by personal loyalty to one another. Both felt that this band should pursue its goal by secret political and economic influence behind the scenes and by the control of journalistic, educational, and propaganda agencies…” [2]

Between 1910-1915 the Secret Society evolved into an international group of co-conspirators called Round Table Groups set up in seven nations: Britain, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, and the United States. In 1920 the Secret Society evolved into the Institutes for International Affairs and the Council on Foreign Relations. Many of the founding fathers belonged America’s first intelligence agency the INQUIRY.

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CanSpeccy: Posts From the Past: The New World Order (6)
FRN: Introduction To The Origins Of The Deep State In North America (Part 1).
The Canadian Patriot:The Origins of the Deep State in North America Part 1: The Round Table Movement
The Canadian Patriot: The Origins of the Deep State in North America Part 2: Milner’s Perversion Takes Over Canada Why isn't the CFR in the history books?


  1. This raises the curious question: Was the American Revolution even real? Several French intellectuals and (for awhile at least) Robert Graves thought no.

    James Perloff offers no actual rebuttal to history itself, but invites the reader to look at the inner workings of just two aspects of that conflict that just beg for a little more skepticism.

    Not ready to take it to trial, but personally I think The City ordered their overseas colonies in North America to have a political capital in one place, and a financial capital in another. Does make one wonder why...

  2. Franz, thank you for the Perloff links which I have appended to this post.