Monday, August 27, 2007

Individualism vs. Collectivism

The following information about secret organizations and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is from G. Edward Griffin.

Tragedy & Hope by Carroll Quigley
This is the book that blows the lid off the secret organization created by Cecil Rhodes to quietly gain control over the nations of the world and establish a global government based on the model of collectivism. Professor Quigley (President Clinton’s history professor at Georgetown University) was a trusted supporter of this organization and was given access to its private papers. When his book was released by a major New York publishing house, it was expected that it would be read only by academics who are interested in the organization’s history and sympathetic to its goals. However, when it began to be quoted by critics, the publisher withdrew the book from print. This led to the appearance of an underground version that circulated throughout the 1970s and 80s. Eventually, the publisher was pressured into authorizing this official reprint edition, which is an exact replica of the original. It is a mammoth history interspersed with startling information about the secret organization’s impact on almost every major event of modern history. 1348 pages, hardbound.

QUIGLEY SUMMARIZED - you can read the entire 18 page PDF here.
If reading one-thousand seven-hundred pages or dry history is not high on your list of
things to do, then here is a summary of Quigley’s message regarding the hidden hand behind
world events:

At the end of the 19th Century, a secret society was formed by Cecil Rhodes.
Most of his great wealth was given to extend this organization throughout the world.
It exists today and has been a major historical force since World War I.

Its original goal was to extend the British Empire and Anglo-Saxon culture
throughout the world. It soon evolved into something even bigger in scope. The goal
became world government of an international character based on the model of
collectivism ruled from behind the scenes by an oligarchy composed of those who
are loyal to the secret society.

The primary method of conquest is to infiltrate and capture control of the
power centers of society. (Power centers are those organizations and institutions that
wield influence over political action and public opinion.) Once the power centers are
controlled, the nation will follow. People believe that organizations respond to the
will of their membership, not realizing that they respond, instead, to the will of their

The structure of the secret society is based on the classical conspiracy model
taken from Adam Weishaupt’s Illuminati. There is no reason to think that Rhodes
was a member of the Illuminati, which according to Bavarian records, was disbanded
there in 1784. However, there is no doubt that he had studied it carefully, because the
structure he chose was modeled after it. It is characterized by organizational rings
within rings. At the center is the leader and a few trusted associates called the Elect.
These people create a slightly larger organization around themselves, which attracts
members who have no knowledge that there is an inner core of direction. This outer
ring then creates another, larger organization around itself with the same relationship
to its inner ring of control. The larger organization then creates yet another larger
organization, and so forth. These rings extend outward until, finally, they reach into
the mainstream community where they enlist the services of innocent people who
perform various tasks of the secret society without realizing who is creating the
agenda or why.

Members of the outer rings are not allowed to see the existence of the inner
rings. Only those few who prove themselves worthy are shown the deeper connection
and invited to advance. It is through this structure that a small group of men can
direct the activities of mass organizations and determine the policies of nations.

One of the benefits of this structure is that the Rhodes Secret Society, although
it has attained extensive power, remains invisible to the casual observer. Also of
benefit in this regard is the fact that it avoids a formal name. Quigley vacillates
between calling it The Group and The Network. Others call it The Rhodes Secret
Society. But it has no name! Without a name, it is difficult to even discuss it, much
less expose it. The result is a high degree of invisibility.

The inner circle of this conspiracy is called the Society of the Elect.
Originally, it consisted of Rhodes and a small brain trust from British banking and
politics. After Rhodes’ death, and with the arrival of such powerful participants as
Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and John D, Rockefeller, the center of gravity began
to shift from London to New York and eventually came to rest in the Rockefeller
group with additional centers of influence in such organizations as the Bilderberg
Group and the Trilateral Commission. It was at this point that the goal also shifted
from the expansion of the British Empire to the creation of global collectivism.

The secondary ring around the Society of the Elect is called The Round Table.
It was established with branches in Britain, each of the British dependencies, and the
United States. These, in turn, created outer rings in each country as front groups for
the inner Round Tables. In Britain and it dependencies, the outer rings are called The
Royal Institute for International Affairs. In Britain, it is informally known as
Chatham House, named after the 18th century mansion in which it is located once
occupied by William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham. The word Royal is not attractive to
Americans; so, in the United States, the outer ring was called The Council on Foreign

After a hundred years of penetration into the power centers of the Western
World, this Network now is close to the final achievement of its goal: the creation of
a true world government based on the model of collectivism.

It is important to recall that the Rhodes Secret Society has primary influence in the
Western World or, more specifically, those countries that have spun off from British rule. It
also is influential in those parts of the world where American military and economic
presence is strong. In most of the rest of the world, the dominant force is Leninism which –
and it cannot be repeated too often – has the same goal of establishing a global government
based on the model of collectivism but is a fierce competitor with the Rhodesians over
which faction will rule.

Part one of G. Edward Griffin discussing the difference between Individualism vs. Collectivism


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