The Council on Foreign Relations, the elite organization started by the Rockefellers shortly after the success of the Bolshevik Revolution and the end of WW I, supplies most of the experts who spoon feed the American public their exhalted opinions. Broadcast network media, newspaper publishers and journalists are members. They trust the CFR because they ARE THE CFR.
For your enlightenment, let me share a tidbit from this article from the CFR website written by Stewart M. Patrick, CFR member and editor of The Internationalist section of the CFR. This is what has the insiders chuckling at the water cooler. ~LTG
Don’t Tread on Me: July 4th and U.S. Sovereignty
As the nation celebrates its 235th birthday, The Internationalist takes a break from beer and barbecuing to reflect on American sovereignty. This is a controversial topic, to say the least. John Bolton, former UN ambassador and potential GOP presidential candidate, warns of “The Coming War on Sovereignty,” (Commentary), with President Obama in the vanguard. The American Enterprise Institute, Bolton’s institutional home, host an impressive web site, “Global Governance Watch.” It’s dedicated to exposing the machinations of rogue international bodies, unaccountable NGOS, and progressive international lawyers—and documenting their alleged assaults on the U.S. Constitution, democracy, and freedom of action.
Exploring the further reaches of cyberspace—where such anxieties become extreme, even paranoid—I’m often reminded of Brigadier General Jack Ripper. He’s the unhinged Air Force officer in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, who detects an “international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”
As director of CFR’s own International Institutions and Global Governance program, I get my share of colorful emails, a few suggesting my work is “treasonous.” Some of these missives are informed by Scripture, at least superficially. My personal favorite: “Beelzebub tried Global Governance at the Tower of Babel and it didn’t work for him. It won’t work for you either.”
Given the overheated rhetoric, one might be tempted to dismiss all sovereignty concerns as the ravings of flat-earth cranks, John Birchers, or devotees of the Rapture. But the reality is more complex. Full article here