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Who They Are

Who They Are

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WHO
THEY
ARE
TheConspiracy
To
DestroyAmerica
GaryAllen,
agraduate
of
Stanford
Uni-
versity,isauthor
of
CommunistRevolutionInTheStreets;RichardNixon:TheManBehindTheMask;Nixon'sPalaceGuard;
and,
NoneDareCall
It
Conspiracy-
asensationalnewbestsellerwith
6
millioncopiesalreadyinprint.Mr.Allen,aformerinstructor
of
bothhistoryandEnglish,isactiveinanti-Communistandotherhumanitariancauses.Nowafilmwriter,author,andjournalist,heisaContributingEditorto
AM
ERICANOPINION.
GaryAllenisalsonationallycelebratedasalecturer.
WHEN
CongressmanJohnSchmitzannouncedtoreportersthathewouldseektheAmericanParty'snominationforPresidentoftheUnitedStateshesaidoneofhisreasonsfordoingsowastoexposethefactthat
both
theRepublicanandDemocratpartiesarecontrolledbyasingleconspiratorialapparatus.TheCongressman,whohassincebeennominated forPresidentbytheAmericanParty,hasyettohaveapressconferencewhichhasnotbegunwithquestionsaboutsomemysterious
"they,"
andwhat
"they"
aretryingtoaccomplishwiththeir"conspiratorialapparatus."Thisisakintobeingaskedtosummarizethe
EncyclopaediaBritannica
infiftywordsorless.Becauseoftheimportanceofthismatter,however,CongressmanSchmitz agreedtoaseries
of
lengthyinterviewswith
AM
ERICANOPINION,andwehavewithhishelpcompiledalistofkeyorganizationsthroughwhichtheconspiratorsaboutwhomhespeaksarecurrentlyoperating.Amulti-volumeen cyclopediawouldberequiredtopro-
OCTOBER,1972
videanything
but
thebarestoutlineofthisconspiracyandtheactivities
of
the
Insiders
whorunit,butwebelievethatthefollowingoutlinerepresentsanimportantbeginning.Thosewhowishtoprobedeeperareinvitedtoconsultthebibliographicmaterialcitedinthe courseoftheoutlinecommentarywhichfollows.COUNCILONFOREIGNRELA
nONS
THISorganization,headquarteredinNewYarkCity,iscomposedofaneliteofapproximately1,500ofthenation'sEstablishment
Insiders
inthefieldsofhighfinance,academics,politics,com merce,thefoundations,andthemassmedia.Thenamesofmostofitsmembersarehouseholdwords,
but
fewordinaryAmericanshaveeverheard
of
thiselitistorganization,andevenfewerareawareofitsgoals.DespitethefactthatthekeymogulsofthemassmediaaremembersoftheC.F.R.,itsfirstfiftyyears
of
existencewentuncommentedexceptforasinglearticlein
Harper's,
afeatureinthe
Chris-
tianScienceMonitor,
andanoccasionalperfunctoryannouncementinthe
NewYorkTimes.
Suchanonymitycanhardlybeaccidentalwhenitisrecognizedthatthemembership
of
theCouncilonForeignRelationsincludestopexecutivesfromthe
NewYorkTimes,
the
Washing-
tonPost,
the
LosAngelesTimes,
theKnightnewspaperchain,N.B.C.,C.B.S.,
Time,Life,Fortune,Business
Week,
U.S.News
&
WorldReport,
andmanyothers.ForseveralyearsnowahandfulofConservativeauthorshasbeenlaboringtoexposetheactivitiesoftheC.F.R.Until
57
 
recentlytheseefforts,thoughcumulative,couldbeignored.
About
ayearago,however,itbegantobeapparent
that
GeorgeWallacewasplanningtoseizeupontheCouncilasanelectoralissue.Obviouslyanticipatingthis,twoverysimilararticlesontheC.F.R.appearedinthe
NewYorkTimes
and
NewYork
magazine.ThestrategywastoadmitthattheCouncilonForeignRelationshaslongactedasanunelectedsecretgovernment
of
theUnitedStates,
but
tomaintainthatithasvoluntarilywithdrawntothesidelinesforreasons
of
altruism.Still,as
John
FranklinCampbell
put
itin
NewYork
forSeptember20,1971:
Practicallyeverylawyer,banker,professor,general,journalistandbureaucratwhohashadanyinfluenceontheforeignpolicy
of
thelastsixPresidents
-
fromFranklinRoosevelttoRichardNixon
-
hasspentsometimeintheHaroldPrattHouse,afour-storymansiononthecorner
of
ParkAvenue.and68thStreet,donated
26
yearsagobyMr.Pratt'swidow
[anheirtotheStandardOilfortune]
totheCouncilonForeignRelations,Inc.
...
If
you
canwalk
-
orbecarried-intothePrattHouse,itusuallymeansthat
you
areapartnerinaninvestmentbankorlawfirm
-
withoccasional"trouble-shooting"assignmentsingovernment.Youbelieveinforeignaid,NATO,andabipartisanforeignpolicy.You'vebeenprettymuchrunningthingsinthiscountryforthelast
25
years,and
you
know
it.TheCouncil'sleaders,andmost
of
itsmembers,areaffluentNew Yorkersfromthefinancialandlegalcommunities
-
theestablishmentheartland.
...
Anthony
Lukas,writinginthe
NewYorkTimes
magazine
of
November21,1971,alsoadmitted
that
the
Insiders
of
58theCouncilhavebeenresponsiblefor
our
disastrousforeignpolicyoverthepasttwenty-fiveyears.Mr.Lukasobserved:
From1945wellintothesixties,Councilmemberswereintheforefront
of
America'sglobalistactivism:theUnitedNationsorganizationalmeetinginSanFrancisco(JohnMcGoy,HamiltonFishArmstrong,JosephJohnson,Thomas
Finletter
andmanyothers);asambassadorstotheworldbody(EdwardStettinius,HenryCabotLodge,JamesWadsworthandall
but
threeothers);the
u.s.
occupationinGermany(LuciusClayasmilitarygovernor,McCloyagainandJamesConantasHighCommissioners);NATO(Finletter
again,
HarlanCleveland,
Charles
SpoffordasU.S.delegates).Forthelastthreedecades,Americanforeignpolicyhasremainedlargelyinthehands
of
men-theoverwhelmingmajority
of
themCouncilmembers
-
whoseworldperspectivewasformedinWorld
War
II
andintheeconomicreconstructionsandmilitarysecurityprogramsthatfollowed..
..
TheCouncilwastheirway
of
stayingintouchwiththelevels
of
power.
...
"Liberal"columnistJosephKraft,himselfamember
of
theC.F.R.,notedoftheCouncilin
Harper's
forJuly
of
1958:"Ithasbeentheseat
of
...basicgovernmentdecisions,hassetthe
context
formanymore,andhasrepeatedlyservedasarecruitinggroundforrankingofficials."Kraft,incidentally,calledhisarticle"SchoolForStatesmen"-anadmission
that
themembers
of
theCouncilaredrilledwitha
"line"
of
strategytobecarried
out
inWashington.In
NewYork
magazine,Campbelltells
of
C.F.R.influenceinWorldWarIIandinpost-Warplanning:
AMERiCAN
OPINION
/
 
In1939,withRockefellermon eyandtheblessings
of
Secretary
of
StateCordellHull,theCounciles tablishedplanninggroupsonpoliti cal,economicandstrategicprob lems
of
thewar,which,in1942, weretransferredalongwithmost
of
theirpersonneldirectlyintothe
St
ateDepartment.Manyofthe studieswhichculminatedinthe newinternationalinstitutionsof
1945-
theUnitedNations,the WorldBank,andthe
Int
ernationalMonetaryFund
-
b
egan
asresearcheffortsattheCouncil.
AccordingtoLukasinthe
NewYorkTimes,
aseriesofdiscussiongroups, scholarlypapers,andstudiessponsored bytheCouncillaidthegroundworkfor theMarshallPlan,setAmericanpolicy guidelinesfortheN
orth
AtlanticTreatyOrganization,and"currentlyareevolving along-rangeanalysisofAmericanat titudestoward
[Red]
China."*Whenhewaschairmanoftheboardof theCouncil,
John
J.McCloywroteaprivatelettertoitsmembersinwhichhe euphemizedthat"TheCouncil-more thananyotherorganizationintheforeign field-hashelpedleadingprivatecitizens togainanunderstandingofinternational problems,andmany
of
themhavesub sequentlyusedthisknowledgeasgovern mentofficialsresponsibleforcarrying
out
UnitedStatesforeignpolicy..
..
"Indeed,theC.F.R.hasservedasa virtualempl
oyment
agencyforthefeder algovernmentunder
both
DemocratsandRepublicans.The
ChristianScienceMon itor
ofSeptember1,1961,confirmedthis conclusionasfollows:
Because
of
theCouncil'ssingle mindeddedicationtostudyingand deliberatingAmericanforeignpol icy,thereisaconstantflowofits membersfromprivatetopublic service.Almost
half
oftheCouncilmembershavebeeninvitedtoas-
OCTOBER,1972
sumeofficialgovernm
ent
positionsortoactasconsultantsatonetime oranother.
AnthonyLukascommentsinthe
NewYorkTimes
magazine:
...
everyoneknowshowfrater nitybrotherscanhelpotherbroth ersclimbtheladder
of
life.If
yo
uwanttomakeforeignpolicy, there'snob
ett
erfraternitytobe longtothantheCouncil.
...
Wh
enHenryStimson
-
thegroup'squintessentialmember we
nt
to
Washingt
onin1940asSecretaryof
War
,heto
ok
withhimJohnMcCloy,whowastobecome AssistantSecretaryincharge
of
personnel.McCloyhasrecalled: "Wheneverweneededamanwe thumbedthroughtheroll
of
theCouncilmembersand
put
throughacalltoNewYork."
And
overtheyearsthemen McCloycalledinturncalledother Councilmembers.
...
Of
thefirst82namesonalistpreparedtohelp PresidentKennedy
staff
hisStateDepartment,
63
wereCouncilmem bers.
...
Indeed,theC.F.R.providedthekey men,particularlyinthefield
of
foreignpolicy,fortheRoosevelt,Truman,Eisen hower,Kennedy,andJohnsonAdmin istrations.AsJosephKraftphrasedit: "theCouncilplaysaspecialpartin helpingtobridgethegapbetweenthetwoparties,affordingunofficiallyameas ureofcontinuitywhentheguardchanges inWashington."
Further
informationon
C.F
.R.involv
ement
with
specificissuesmaybedr
awn
from
Th
e
C
ouncil
OnForeignRel
ati
ons,ARecord
Of
Tw
enty-FiveYears,
Councilon
Forei
gnRela
tion
s,NewY
ork,
1947.
See
alsotheauthor's book,
Nix
on's
PalaceGuard,
We
stern
Isl
and
s,Boston,1
972,
andespeciallyDanSmo
ot
's
Invisible
Gove
rn
me
nt,
We
stern
Isl
and
s,Bost
on
,1964.
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