Editor’s Note: I knew that Engdahl would not take a pass on David Rockefeller’s passing. He doesn’t miss a good opportunity to weigh in on a controversial contemporary figure or to assess his values and share some historical gems on the man, which the rest of us might have missed.
Gosh, what’s not to love about David Rockefeller, from his support of the Nazi Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for its eugenics work, tying grant money to population control, the GMO food revolution, and even the Bilderberg Group. The man made his mark on the world, but for whose benefit?
In 1973 with Kissinger as his ringer, we had the OPEC oil embargo, which made millions for the Rockefeller oil gangsters, and later we saw their double-pump when they ran interest rates up to crash the currencies of developing countries; after this, the banksters could move in and buy gem asset properties for ten cents on the dollar.
Predatory capitalism was their game, and we were all on the target list, and to some degree still are, as the Rockefeller Gang did view the world as one big plantation and the rest of us… as stock. So we will shed no tears for Mr. Rockefeller, or Henry K. when he punches out. It will be goodbye and good riddance… Jim W. Dean
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– First published … March 26, 2017 –
The death of David Rockefeller, the de facto Patriarch of the American establishment, at age 101, is being greeted by establishment media with praise for his alleged philanthropy. I would like to contribute to a more honest picture of the person.
The Rockefeller American Century
In 1939, along with his four brothers–Nelson, John D. III, Laurance, and Winthrop–David Rockefeller and their Rockefeller Foundation financed the top secret War & Peace Studies at the New York Council on Foreign Relations, the most influential private US foreign policy think-tank which also was controlled by the Rockefellers.
A collection of American academics gathered even before the outbreak of World War II to plan a postwar world empire, what Time-Life insider Henry Luce later called The American Century.
They made a blueprint for taking over a global empire from the bankrupt British but carefully decided to call it not an empire. Rather they called it “spreading democracy, freedom, the American way of free enterprise.”
Their project looked at the geopolitical map of the world and planned how the USA would replace the British Empire as de facto the dominant empire. The creation of the United Nations was a key part.
The Rockefeller brothers donated the land in Manhattan for the UN Headquarters (and in the process made billions in the increased prices of the adjoining real estate that they also owned). This is the Rockefeller “philanthropy” method. Every grant donated is calculated to increase family wealth and power.
After the War David Rockefeller dominated US foreign policy and the countless wars in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The Rockefeller faction created the Cold War against the Soviet Union, and NATO in order to keep a reviving Western Europe under American vassal status. How they did so I documented in detail in my book, The Gods of Money. Here I consider several examples of David Rockefeller’s crimes against humanity.
Rockefeller Biology Research: ‘Control the people…’
If philanthropy should be motivated by the love of our fellow man, the grants of the Rockefeller Foundation are not. Take medical research. During the period until 1939 and the War, the Rockefeller Foundation financed biological research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. It was Nazi eugenics—how to breed a superior race and how to kill off or sterilize those they deemed “inferior.”
Rockefeller financed Nazi eugenics. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil also violated US law to secretly supply the Nazi Air Force with scarce fuel during the War.
After the War, the Rockefeller brothers arranged for leading Nazi scientists involved in ghastly human experiments to be brought to the USA and Canada under sanitized identities to continue their eugenics research. Many worked in the CIA’s top secret MK-Ultra project.
In the 1950’s the Rockefeller brothers founded the Population Council to advance eugenics, disguised as population research into birth control. The Rockefeller brothers were responsible in the 1970s for a US Government Top Secret project directed by Rockefeller National Security Adviser Kissinger, NSSM-200 titled, “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for US Security and Overseas Interests.”
It argued high population growth in developing nations with strategic raw materials like oil or minerals was a US “national security threat” as more population demands national economic growth, using those resources internally (sic!). NSSM-200 made developing world population reduction programs a precondition of US aid.
In the 1970s David Rockefeller’s Rockefeller Foundation also financed together with WHO development of a special tetanus vaccine that limited population by making a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy, literally going after the human reproductive process itself.
The Rockefeller Foundation created the entire field of genetic manipulation through its ownership of Monsanto Corporation and financing of university biology research to create the “gene cannon” and other techniques to artificially alter the gene expression of a given plant.
The aim of GMOs, since Rockefeller sponsored the disastrous Philippine Golden Rice project, has been to use GMOs to control the human and animal food chain. Today more than 90% of all soybeans grown in the USA are GMO and more than 80% all corn and cotton. Yet it is not labeled.
‘Control the oil…’
The Rockefeller fortune is based on oil around companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and others. Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller’s political adviser since 1954, was involved in every major Rockefeller project. Kissinger secretly manipulated Middle East diplomacy in 1973 to trigger an Arab OPEC oil embargo.
The Oil Shock of 1973-74 was orchestrated by a secretive organization David Rockefeller created in the 1950s known as the Bilderberg Group. In May 1973 David Rockefeller and the heads of the major US and UK oil majors met in Saltsjoebaden, Sweden at the annual Bilderberg Meeting to plan the oil shock.
It would be blamed on “greedy Arab oil sheiks.” It saved the falling US dollar, and made Wall Street banks, including David Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan, into the world’s largest banks. This author has the “confidential” protocol of that meeting where the price increase strategy is described six months before the Arab-Israeli war.
Please see my book, A Century of War, for documentation. In the 1970s Kissinger summed up David Rockefeller’s world strategy: “If you control the oil, you control entire nations; if you control food, you control the people; if you control money, you control the entire world.”
‘Control the money…’
David Rockefeller was chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, the family bank. He was responsible for getting Chase Vice President, Paul Volcker, to become President Carter’s Federal Reserve chairman to make the Volcker interest rate shock that again, like the oil shock, saved the falling US dollar and Wall Street bank profits, including Chase Manhattan, at the expense of the world economy.
Volcker’s October 1979 interest rate ‘shock therapy’, backed by Rockefeller, created the 1980s “Third World Debt Crisis.”
Rockefeller and Wall Street used that debt crisis to force state privatizations and drastic national currency devaluations in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Rockefeller and friends such as George Soros then grabbed the crown jewels of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico at dirt-cheap prices.
The model was much like the British banks used in the Ottoman Empire after 1881 when they de facto took control of the finances of the Sultan by controlling all tax revenues through the Ottoman Public Debt Administration (OPDA). Rockefeller’s interests used the 1980s debt crisis to loot much of indebted Latin America and African countries, using the IMF as their policeman.
David Rockefeller was a personal friend to some of the more savage military dictators in Latin America including General Jorge Videla in Argentine or Pinochet in Chile, both of whom owed their jobs to CIA coups arranged by then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on behalf of Rockefeller family interests in Latin America.
Through organizations such as his Trilateral Commission, Rockefeller was the foremost architect of the destruction of national economies and advancing so-called Globalization, a policy that mainly benefits the largest banks of Wall Street and the City of London and selects global corporations—the same who have invited members of his Trilateral Commission. Rockefeller created the Trilateral Commission in 1974 and gave his close friend Zbigniew Brzezinski the job of choosing its members in North America, Japan, and Europe.
If we speak of an unseen, powerful network some call the Deep State, we might say David Rockefeller saw himself as the Patriarch of that Deep State. His true acts deserve to be honestly seen for what they were—misanthropic and not philanthropic.
F. William Engdahl is a strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”