Rockefeller Internationalist - Emanuel Josephson




Rockefeller Frees the Press —
Commission on 'Freedom' of the Press

"The Council on Foreign Relations is concerned that the debunking campaign following World War I shall not be repeated."
—Rockefeller Foundation Report, 1946.

Once Rockefeller had learned the unwisdom of expressing his contempt of the American "peasants" and had discovered the necessity of courting their goodwill in order to carry through his imperial schemes, every means of publicity, propaganda, and thought-control was impressed into service. Initially, dependence for press coverage was placed in the contacts of Ivy Ledbetter Lee, who was recommended to Rockefeller for the purpose by Arthur Brisbane. The complete reliance and dependence of John D. Jr. on Ivy Lee is graphically portrayed by the fact that the story of his recent second marriage, to Mrs. Allen, was released by Lee's firm.

In line with the Rockefeller policy of controlling directly all agencies on which they place dependence, it was merely a matter of time and opportunity when the Rockefeller interests would gain control over all important channels of publicity.

In 1922, Englebert Graff announced that the Rockefeller interests had taken over three Parisian dailies—Le Matin, Figaro, and L'Eclair—in connection with their deal for monopoly of the French oil market and their purpose of controlling French oil diplomacy.

The optimum opportunity for seizing control of the American press, as well as of many other industries, was created by the financial crash of 1929 and the purposefully prolonged panic and depression of the 1930's. Contracted advertising expenditures brought about a slump of advertising revenues and reduced the leading publications in the country to the verge of bankruptcy. Thus, Curtis Publishing Co. stock went begging at about a nickel a share; and hundreds of thousands of shares changed hands at that level. Crowell Collier's stock sold for little more. Control of most of the leading publishing houses was purchased for a mere pittance. The Hearst publications, the International News Syndicate, King Features, and other organizations of the chain were taken over for reorganization at about the same time by Rockefeller's Chase National Bank.

Rumor has it that control of the New York Times, in which Rockefeller's henchman George Foster Peabody, already had an interest, was taken over by the Rockefeller interests in the names of nominees, for a consideration of $17,000,000 when the death of its proprietor, Julius Ochs, necessitated raising funds for inheritance-tax and other payments. The New York Times is now the official organ of the Rockefeller Empire, in much the same sense as the London Times is the official organ of the British Empire.

There exists a curious interlocking of the Rockefeller "philanthropies" and their subsidiary agencies with the Times. Thus since 1939, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher of the Times, has been a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation. An array of the editorial staff of the Times are members of the Foreign Office of the Rockefeller Empire, the Council on Foreign Relations. These include Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Julius Ochs Adler, Charles Merz (editor in chief, former editor of the radical New Republic, and foreign correspondent of Collier's) Hanson W. Baldwin (military editor), Shepard Stone (Sunday staff), Henry R. Lieberman (correspondent in China who was awarded a Council fellowship financed by the Carnegie Corporation), the late Simeon Strunsky, Lester Markel (Sunday editor), W.H. Lawrence, John B. Oakes and James B. Reston. Lester Markel and John E. Kenton are officers of the International Press Institute set up by the Rockefeller Foundation with its satellite Ford Foundation.

The Communist cell in the Times had its own publication, Hard Times. A sufficiently large number of dailies, members of the Associated Press, have come under their control to assure domination. Significantly, the AP offices occupy a building in Rockefeller Center.

The Communist PM was financed by Marshall Field, trustee of Rockefeller's Spelman Fund, and by the Payne Whitneys. Rockefeller's kinfolks, the Harknesses, financed Time Inc., assuring their domination of the publications Time, Life and Fortune. Whittaker Chambers, the former Communist agent who exposed the treason of Alger Hiss, is by no means the only Communist, past or present, on the staffs of those publications. It has long been a topic of conversation that one of the prime qualifications for a position with Time Inc. was membership in the Communist Party; and that it was a sine qua non for employment on Fortune. How important a role a position on the staff might play in Communist commercial espionage is discernible from the fact that industrial firms valued a write-up in Fortune so highly that they were willing to reveal to it their most secret and confidential data.

Ralph McAllister Ingersoll resigned his post as publisher of Time, to which he had been promoted after serving as associate editor of Fortune and general manager of Time, Life, Fortune, Architectural Forum, and The March Of Time, to become associated with Marshall Field and others, as publisher of the Communist newspaper PM. He relates in his autobiography published in Who's Who, as his claim to honor:

". . . resigned (from Time Inc.) to organize and finance company subsequently to publish PM (New York daily evening newspaper); founded the Newspaper PM and editor since 1940 . . . interviewing Marshal Stalin, 19U1 . . . "

Ingersoll so insistently demanded of his readers that they volunteer to fight in defense of Stalin and the Soviets, that an irate reader challenged him to do so himself and "needled" him into doing it. He announces in his biographic sketch that he returned to resume publication of PM. Ingersoll exemplifies the spirit that prevailed on the staffs of Time Inc. during his tenure there, and that has persisted since.

Russell Wheeler Davenport, of Fortune and Life, spearheaded another aspect of the Rockefeller-Soviet Axis political activities, fake opposition to their New Deal. He reports himself to have been the coordinator of the extraordinary pre-convention campaign that made New Deal Democrat, Rockefeller puppet, "One World" (Rockefeller's) Wendell Willkie the "me-too", fake opposition. Republican candidate in the 1940 presidential election, with the object of ensuring the U.S. entry into World War II that had already been pledged to England. In this maneuver they attained the superlative in thumbing their noses at the American "peasantry".

Henry Robinson Luce, China-born son of a missionary, product of Yale and Oxford Universities, who, with Briton Hadden, founded Time Inc. with Harkness Standard Oil money and became editor and publisher of Time, is, as might be expected, in the ranks of the key agencies of the Rockefeller Empire—its Foreign Office, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute of Pacific Relations, Yenching University of which he is a director. Encyclopedia Britannicia Inc. and others. He was the front through whom they financed the Commission on Freedom of the Press, that proposed to abolish the unalienable human rights assured by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and advocated the same type of freedom of the press as is enjoyed by Pravda in Russia and La Prensa in Argentina, a press that would be "responsible"—to the rulers of the Rockefeller Empire.

The same situation prevails in the only other news magazine upon which the bulk of the nation is dependent for its contact with world news—the New Deal sponsored Newsweek.

Rockefeller thought-control apparatus has been particularly cunning in maintaining in the press, as in politics, a semblance of opposition and rivalry. But even a casual examination of the situation reveals that the "opponents" represent the two sides of the same side; their two parties are one party made to appear as two; and their "bipartisanship" is a completely transparent device for promoting the interests of the Rockefeller Empire. Consequently, there never emerges to public notice the question: "Is it constitutional, or desirable to scatter American troops about the world to serve other lands?" The controversy that comes to public ken is: "Shall we send one army or ten armies to Europe?"

The Rockefeller interests have been careful to cover up their trail in the ownership and control of publications by a maze of nominees, dummy corporations, and interlocking directorates. Thus, Collier's lists three corporations as owners, while a fourth, unlisted corporation actually owns and operates the publication. A E. Winger, director of Crowell Collier, interlocks it with Rockefeller's Chase National Bank, of which he is chairman of the board of directors. Thomas E. Beck, chairman of the board of Crowell Collier, interlocks its directorate with the Rockefeller-dominated Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

The conspirators arrange subsidy of publications that carry their propaganda line through the ECA, the Marshall Plan, and other devices. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of those funds are spent for the purchase of Time, Life, Fortune, Collier's and other magazines for free distribution in Eurasia. The New York Times special airmail edition that costs 25c a copy is mailed daily, at the expense of the taxpayers, to every member of Parliament and every high British official, as well as to the officials of other lands.

The influence of the tremendous amount of advertising of concerns dominated by Rockefeller on the publications not directly controlled by them, cannot be overemphasized.

The highly laudatory articles on the Rockefellers that have appeared in numerous magazines during the past year, in Collier's magazine, the Saturday Evening Post, the Police Gazette (Feb. 1951) and many others, present the amusing spectacle of the Rockefellers telling the world how good they are. No doubt they believe with Ivy Lee and his pupil, Joseph Goebbels, that if a lie is repeated often enough, the "peasants" eventually will believe it.

During the same period the Rockefellers seized control of all important media of mass communication. In connection with the construction of Rockefeller Center, they acquired a controlling block of the stock of Radio Corporation of America, as well as of Radio Keith Orpheum. By such deals and through domination of such New Deal agencies as the Federal Communications Commission, they gained control of the key radio networks; their control is exercised directly, and through agents and associates. Through American Telephone and Telegraph Co. and its subsidiaries—Bell Telephone Laboratories and Electrical Research Products— and a patent pool with General Electric Co., RCA, and others, that effected a monopoly of motion picture sound devices, the movie producers were mercilessly tied up, looted to the point of virtual bankruptcy, and then taken over by the Rockefeller interests.

Public-opinion polls and public-opinion researches are highly effective propaganda devices. There exists among the less intellectual and moronic elements, that preponderate in every community, a powerful desire to conform. This has been especially highly intensified in communities that have known the doubtful blessings of Rockefeller's "educational philanthropies", which have well served the original purposes of its founder—of teaching the "peasants" to do "perfectly", from the viewpoint of the Rockefellers, the things that previously they did "imperfectly" from the same viewpoint. Let the public know that Nincompoop Dummy is the candidate chosen by the majority of folks polled, and they will generally rush to vote for him unless they have been conditioned to resist the suggestive force. For it is human to like to pick a winner and to ride him to victory. The presence among the pawns and puppets of Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations of George Horace Gallup, founder of the British and the American Institutes of Public Opinion which operate the polls that so often influence profoundly the sentiments and votes of the public, is of great significance.

Unionization plays an important role in warping both press and theatre to the purpose of the conspirators, and in silencing opposition more effectively than any open censorship. Thus the wholely subversive and Communist Newspaper Guild took over the press of the nation through unionization of its editors, reporters, and other help. By steadily higher and exorbitant wage demands, and other preposterous exactions, the Guild forced a large proportion of the press that opposed Rockefeller's "New Deal" or exposed Communist henchmen and conspirators, either out of existence or into submission.

In New York City The Sun, one of the oldest, best, and most fearless newspapers, was forced to close its doors after campaigns of exposure of Communist infiltration of the national government and exposure of water-front union racketeering and murder. Numerous of its employees, Guild members, lost irreplaceable lifetime positions; but the expose was stopped and the conspirators protected.

The New York World-Telegram that had taken over The Sun after it was shut down and merged, campaigned strenuously, under the courageous editorship of Lee Wood for a thorough investigation and prosecution of the conspirators in the treason of the Rockefeller-subsidized Institute of Pacific Relations publication, Amerasia. The Guild struck and threw its members out of work, during a trying period of inflation, for two months and risked throwing them out of work permanently. It did so for the ostensible purpose of securing a relatively minor salary increase that never could repay their strike losses, but for the actual purpose of protecting the conspirators and serving the Rockefeller-Soviet Axis. But when the official Communist daily, the Daily Worker, began to totter, the Newspaper Guild virtually forced its members there employed to give it financial assistance and support by returning to the publication a large part of their salaries, which was, to all effects and purposes, dues to the Communist Party.

It is seriously open to question whether the Newspaper Guild, that controls the editorial writers and reporters of the nation, has not served Soviet Russia and the Communist cause more loyally than have even the employees of the Soviet news service, Tass, who infest Washington and the nation and openly carry on their espionage activities.

Major General C.A. Willoughby, former chief of of intelligence under Gen. MacArthur, accused a group of Guild members, including Drew Pearson, Hal Boyle, Joseph Alsop, Christopher Ran, and Hanson Baldwin and Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report of injuring our national interests by "inaccurate, biased and prejudiced" reporting of the Korean War. He charged that their versions of high command strategy gave aid comfort to the Reds. The conspirators' pressure for MacArthur's dismissal was exerted thru these agents.

The Equity Actors Association and stage and motion-picture unions and racketeers and rackets associated with them, have played a parallel role in the legimate stage and in the motion-picture field. They have imposed such utterly unwarranted and absurd restrictions and unconscionably high costs as to restrict productions solely to those conspirators that undertake to produce for their own propaganda purposes.

The great majority of plays that have been produced on Broadway in the past two decades have been outright Communist, New Deal propaganda, written by Communists, produced by Communists, acted by Communists, reviewed by Communists, but financed by wealthy conspirators and, in some instances, by the New Deal with taxpayers' moneys.

Thus, "Goodbye My Fancy", written by crimson Garson, produced by fellow-traveler Sam Wanamaker, and acted in by him and Madeleine Carroll, was pure and unadulterated, party-line propaganda and part of the Communist phoney "peace drive". The Newspaper Guild critics, pro-Communist, with exceptions, lauded it to the skies, lured in the gullible public and made a financial success of it.

When I sued to recover the price paid for tickets, on the ground that Communist propaganda was misrepresented as entertainment and comedy, the court ruled that I had to prove the Communist intent of a Sam Wanmaker, though it refused to order him to appear in court in response to a summons issued by the court. The Guild reporters made the unwarranted dismissal of the complaint, on technical grounds, the occasion for boosting the popularity of the play. Likewise the stupid, costly musical, "Brigadoon", which was frankly Communist and labor-union propaganda, with a labor organizer as its hero, and Irish mythology as a vehicle, was built up by the critics, as a masterpiece of art and theatre, and made a huge financial success of forcing Communist propaganda on the audience in the guise of "theatre". The foundations have aided and abetted in this perversion of art to Communist propaganda.

The control of book publication has been a relatively simple matter. For few houses account for the output of books, and even fewer for their large scale distribution. A vertical set-up, involving editors and publishers, jobbers and distributors, reviewers and retail booksellers and clerks, made possible the suppression of almost all books that failed to hew close to the line laid down by the conspirators.

But these methods of purchase, subsidy and perversion fall short of perfection and absolute control. They are relatively inefficient and fail to eliminate completely the possibility of release of material disturbing or menacing to the conspirators and their plans.

The Rockefeller Foundation made a number of clumsy stabs at solving this problem of censorship by financing the publication of encyclopedic works that were intended to stand as defini-fields that would blanket out dissenters. The Rockefeller Foundation, jointly with its subsidiary Carnegie Foundation, subsidized the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Edited by Alva S. Johnson, president of the Rockefeller-subsidized, Red, New School For Social Research that gave haven to such notorious Communist agents as Hanns Eisler, the Encyclopedia is largely, if not entirely, written by such notorious Marxists as Max Beer, Oscar Jaszi and Harold Laski. It defines the "social sciences" so largely, or exclusively, in terms of Marxism as to be a Marxist, Socialist, or Communist tract.

The rewriting of encyclopedias and works of reference along Marxist, Communist "liberal" lines has been undertaken on a vast and systematic scale. Thus Encyclopedia Britannica has been turned over for that purpose to Rockefeller's University of Chicago, under joint ownership or tutelage of Rockefeller's associate. Senator William Benton. Likewise, dictionaries are being systematically revised along lines of Marxist dialectics, to conform with the semantics prescribed by the Communist "party line".

Even more striking in the frankness of the expression of intent of censorship, suppression, and thought control is the instance of History Of World War II, the subsidy for which by the Rockefeller Foundation is reported in its Annual Report of 1946 (pp. 188-9) as follows:

"The Committee on Studies of the Council on Foreign Relations is concerned that the debunking journalistic campaign following World War I should not be repeated and believes that the American public deserves a clear and competent statement of our basic aims and activities during the second World War. What is contemplated is not a nationalistic treatment, but rather a history, with the issues and problems presented by an American historian for an American public.

"The author, Professor William Langer of Harvard University, during the war was the Director of Research and Analysis Section of the Office of Strategic Services, where he had exceptional access bearing on foreign relations. On a leave of absence, Professor Langer will establish headquarters at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He will go to England to consult with Professor Arnold Toynbee, who is presently writing a history of the war and peace settlements based primarily on records available in Britain.

"The Rockefeller Foundation provided $139,000 for expenses over a four-year period for the preparation of this history."

The History, essentially a study of our relations with other nations and with world problems altered or developed by the war, will subordinate actual operations and military aspects.

Needless to say this "history", which is candidly intended to be internationalist propaganda that will shun all aspects that might foster patriotism to serve Rockefeller interests, will prescribe the line to be followed by textbooks used in the Rockefeller-controlled "educational" system and press.

The true significance and full purport of this "history" grant is made clear by Professor Harry Elmer Barnes in his pamphlet, entitled The Struggle Against the Historical Blackout, published by himself and distributed from his home, Stonewold, Cooperstown, New York. This pamphlet is all the more significant because Professor Barnes was once a "fair haired child" of the conspirators he exposes, and he taught in most of the leading universities in the country that are dominated by their "educational philanthropies". This distinguished historian says of his erstwhile sponsors:

"It may be said, with great restraint, that never since the Dark and Middle Ages, have there been so many powerful forces organized and alerted against the assertion and acceptance of historical truth as are active today to prevent the facts about the responsibility for the second World War and its results from being made generally accessible to the American public. Even the great Rockefeller Foundation frankly admits (Annual Report, 1946, p. 188) the subsidizing of a corps of historians to anticipate and frustrate the development of neo-Revisionism [Ed.: meaning the publication of the truth] in our time. And the only difference between this Foundation and several others is that it has been more candid and forthright about its policies. Charles Austin Beard summarized the implications of such efforts with characteristic vigor:

"The Rockefeller Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations . . . intend to prevent, if they can, a repetition of what they call in the vernacular the debunking journalistic campaign following World War I. Translated into precise English this means that the Foundation and the Council [Ed.: or the Rockefellers] do not want journalists or any other persons to examine too closely and criticize too freely the official propaganda and official statements relative to "our basic aims and activities" during World War II. (pp. 8-9)

"In bringing about the sad state of the world today, the entry of the United States into two World Wars played a larger role than any other single factor, (p. 4)

"While the first World War headed the United States and the world toward international disaster, the second World War was an even more calamitous turning-point in the history of mankind. It may indeed have brought us—and the whole world—into the terminal episode of human experience. It certainly marks a transition from social optimism and technical rationalism into the 'Nineteen Eighty-four' pattern of life, in which aggressive international policies and war scares have become the guiding factor, not only in world affairs, but also in the domestic political and economic strategy of every leading country of the world. The police state has emerged as the dominant political pattern of our times, and military socialism is engulfing both democracy and liberty, (p. 5)

"In all essential features, the United States has moved along into the 'Nineteen Eighty-four' pattern of intellectual life. In Nineteen Eighty-four, the author implies that historians in that regime have to be hired by the government and forced to falsify facts. In this country, and it is also true of other nations, many professional historians gladly falsify history quite voluntarily, and with no direct cost to the government. The ultimate and indirect cost may, of course, be a potent contribution to incalculable calamity, (p. 8)

"A state of abject terror and intimidation exists among the majority of professional American historians whose views accord with the facts on the question of responsibility for the second World War . . . It is no exaggeration to say that the American Smearbund, operating through newspaper editors and columnists, "hatchetmen" book reviewers, radio commentators, pressure group intrigue and espionage, and academic pressures and fears, has accomplished about as much in the way of intimidating honest intellectuals in this country as Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, the Gestapo, and the concentration camps were able to do in Nazi Germany.

"Moreover the gullibility of many 'educated' Americans has been as notable as the mendacity of the 'educators'. In Communist Russia and Nazi Germany, as well as in Fascist Italy and China, the tyrannical rulers found it necessary to suppress all opposition thought in order to induce the majority of the people to accept the material fed them by official propaganda. But in the United States, with almost complete freedom of the press, speech and information down to the end of 1941, great numbers of Americans followed the official propaganda line with no compulsion whatever. This is a remarkable and ominous contrast, especially significant because it has been the 'educated' element which has been the most gullible, taking the population as a whole. [Editor's note: It is interesting to note that the educator recognizes that "education" has become thought-control but being too close to the picture, fails to recognize the forest for the trees, fails to discern that the Rockefeller, and other, "educational philanthropies" were designed to bring this about.]

"The opposition to Revisionism—that is, to truth in the premises—stems in part from emotional fixaton on the mythology built up after 1937, and in part from personal loyalty to President Roosevelt and the naturally resulting desire to preserve the impeccability of the Roosevelt legend . . There is of course a powerful vested political interest in perpetuating the accepted mythology about the causes, issues, and results of the second World War, for much of the public policy of the victorious United Nations since 1945 can only make sense and be justified on the basis of this mythology.

"In the United States it has been made the ideological basis of the political strategy of the party in power and has also been accepted by many outstanding leaders of the opposition party. It has been essential to gain support for the economic policies which have been used to ward off a depression, with its probably disastrous political reverberations. Powerful pressure groups have also found the mythology helpful in diverting attention from their own role in national and world calamity.

"In addition to the opposition of public groups to the truth about responsibility for the second World War, many professional historians and other social scientists have a personal interest in perpetuating the pre-war and wartime mythology. One reason why historians opposed the truth relative to responsibility for the first World War and the main issues therein was that so many of them had taken an active part in spreading the wartime propaganda and had also worked for Colonel House's Committee in preparing material for the peace-making. A considerable number of them went to Paris with President Wilson on his ill-fated adventure. Naturally, they were loath to admit that the enterprise in which they had played so prominent a part proved to be both a fraud and a failure.

"Today, this situation has been multiplied many fold. Historians and other social scientists veritably swarmed into the various wartime agencies after 1941, especially the Office of War Information and the Office of Strategic Services. They were intimately associated with the war effort and with the shaping of public opinion to conform to the thesis of the pure and limpid idealism and ethereal innocence of the United States and our exclusive devotion to self-defense and world betterment through the sword. Hence, the opposition of historians and social scientists to truth about war responsibility and the obvious results of the War is many times greater today than it was in the years following the close of the first World War.

"The 'blackout boys' have not rested content with smearing those who have sought to tell the truth about the causes of the second World War. They have now advanced to the point where they are seeking to smear those who told the truth about the causes of the first World War. At the meeting of the American Historical Association in Boston in December, 1949, two papers were read that endeavored to undermine the established revisionist writings regarding the prelude to that conflict. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., in an article in the Partisan Review, has even gone so far as to attack those who have written in a revisionist tone on the causes of the Civil War. The next logical step will be to attack the revision of historical opinion relative to the causes of the American Revolution and to find that, after all, 'Big Bill' Thompson was right in his views of that conflict and his threat to throw George V into the Chicago Ship Canal. In other words, Revisionism, which only means bringing history into accord with facts, now seems to be rejected by the 'blackout boys' as a mortal sin against Clio, the Muse of their subject.

"HOW THE HISTORICAL BLACKOUT OPERATES

"The methods followed by the various groups interested in blacking out the truth about world affairs since 1933 are numerous and ingenious, but, aside from subterranean persecution of individuals, they fall mainly into the following patterns or categories:

  1. excluding scholars suspected of Revisionist views from access to public documents which are freely opened to 'court historians' and apologists for the foreign policy of President Roosevelt;
  2. intimidating publishers of books and periodicals, so that even those who might wish to publish books and articles setting forth the Revisionist point of view do not dare to do so;
  3. ignoring or obscuring published material which embodies Revisionist facts and arguments;
  4. smearing Revisionist authors;
  5. contending that, whatever the devious deceptions practiced by President Roosevelt and his supporters from 1937 to 1941, all this was more than justified in the interest of veritable national self-preservation;
  6. contending that the Revisionism after 1918 undermined peace and that any revival of it after 1945 will prevent peace in our time; and
  7. maintaining that successful deception of the populace is the cornerstone of sagacious statecraft under our present system of government."

The conspirators have materially improved upon the technique recommended by Machiavelli for the maintenance of power in The Prince by supplementing it with thought-control by "educational philanthropies" that render the "peasants" incapable of thinking except as their rulers wish them to think. Like their Communist associates, they spurn morality and ethics as absurd signs of weakness and for them the Ten Commandments are ridiculous rules intended merely to enslave the "peasantry". The "Grand Lie" uttered whenever it suits their purpose for the maintenance of their power is their constant practise. They utter alternately and indiscriminately lie and truth on the same topic, unabashedly contradicting and belying themselves. They have no fear of insulting public intelligence with their lies, because the "peasants" have submitted to "molding" at their hands to the point where the great majority of them are bereft of intelligence or initiative; and those that are not, are robbed of a voice by control of all avenues of mass communication.

This is well illustrated by the matter of the recognition of the Communist Chinese Government and of seating it in the UN debating arena. Truman, Acheson, Jessup and their entire Rockefeller Red coterie in the State Department and Government, repeatedly went on public record as advocating recognition of the Chinese Reds. When that cause had been made unpopular among the "peasants" by the Korean "police action", not too many months later, the entire mob of the Red officialdom just as publicly belied their published statements and asserted that they had always opposed such recognition. Those who rightly accused them of shiftiness and lying, were subjected to concerted gang-smearing that is the conspirators' habitual practise.

This technique is well illustrated by the "McCarthyism" smear campaign that was intended to protect the treacherous crew against exposure, by intimidation and vilification of the would-be patriot. The attack on McCarthy for repeating the exposure of Communists in the State Department and attempting to rise to the defense of our country, a dread offense in the eyes of the conspirators, is a chain attack on him through every one of the channels of mass communication which they control, in succession. Millions of dollars of the conspirators' funds, most of it tapped by devious devices from the pockets of taxpayers via the Treasury, have gone into the campaign.

With a fine contempt for public intelligence, their pandering columnists started the ball rolling by openly announcing the plan of the attack. Starting in the Daily Worker, the New York Compass and the New York Post, the "proletarian" media, its tide rose to fill the columns of the prostituted press in higher echelons, the New York Times, Time, Life, Fortune, Collier's and even the fashion magazines, as well as all channels of radio, television, burlesque, the stage and movies. Thus a group of Red playwrights joined forces in producing Maxwell Anderson's "Barefoot in Athens", a "McCarthyism" chorus in Greek setting. The Rockefeller Red puppets in McCarthy's own Republican Party, Senators Smith, Saltonstall, Morse and others of that breed, have joined in the subversive conspiracy to intimidate patriots. Unlimited funds are afforded the conspirators' agents by the foundations by such grants as the Rockefeller Foundation's "history" grant to foster historical lies and its "study" of civil rights in investigations of subversive activities" to harass and discredit investigators of un-American activities.

The exploitation of "sports" and the gambling associated with them, in order to divert the "peasants", has been one of the most important tools of the conspirators. It serves the same purpose in the so-called democracies that the circus did in the Roman "New Deal" and the mass disciplines and military reviews in the Communazi dictatorships. The nation's press systematically devotes more space to the so-called sports than it does to the nation's affairs and policies by which men eat or starve, work or idle, live and die. When the political scene becomes particularly ugly, as during the Korean "police action", or the exposure of Communist agents and spies in the State Department, the conspirators can always manage to dig up one of their systematic sport "fixes" for the press, to fill the headlines. They can manage to work up more indignation among the thought-controlled mob over a basketball gambling "fix" than over the needless sacrifice of a battalion of troops in Korea.

When the "fixes" do not suffice, the "peasants" are also regaled with the traditional soporific gangster continuity, a la the Kefauver Committee, by press and television. And from time to time, new "thrills" are cooked up by the conspirators to divert shallow minds that have been taught to avoid thinking and to live only for transient "thrills" and excitements.

Attainment of the ultimate goal of absolute control of publication and thought was the task assigned to the American Commission On Freedom Of The Press, which in the words of Kenneth E. Olson, Dean of the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University,

". . . arrogating to itself an official status which it never had, comes forth with 'findings' which have no basis in fact. . . and . . . produces a new philosophy which destroys the concept that American citizens have any unalienable basic rights and sets up the claim that freedom to print is the property of the government to be granted or withheld from individual citizens at the government's will . . . "

This passage is quoted from the introduction to the scholarly, masterful presentation of this conspiracy by Frank Hughes in his Prejudice and the Press, which the Devin-Adair Co. published as a patriotic service in 1950. Were the activities of the Pulitzer Prize Committee as devoted to the cause of patriotism as they are to that of subversion, this book would have automatically received its prize.

The Rockefellers avoided launching this attack on the freedom of the press directly. The Commission On Freedom of The Press was financed by a grant of $200,000 from the Rockefeller controlled Time Inc. and $15,000 from the Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., in which Rockefeller influence is not unknown, to the University of Chicago as an agency that would serve to lend prestige to the scheme. The members of the Commission were the following:

Robert M. Hutchins, chairman, is the former boy prodigy Chancellor of Rockefeller's University of Chicago, the "brain truster" entrusted to supervise the writing of the Constitution of the Empire, as head of the Committee To Frame A World Constitution, that came forth with its efforts, in 1947, as a pattern for the United Nations. He is director and chairman of the editorial board of Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., in which he is associated with Henry R. Luce and William Benton. His ideas, activities and the associates with which he chooses to surround himself, make it obvious that his sympathies are indiscriminately totalitarian. Incapacity for consistency and intellectual honesty are revealed by the contrast between his attitudes on "freedom" when it concerns him, in the form of "academic freedom" for himself only, but not for his faculty; and as it concerns others, in the form of "freedom of the press", and the measure of freedom assigned to the community at large in his "World Constitution" which is a pattern of dictatorship. For his "academic freedom" he demands no limitation, free license. For himself he specifies, with arrogant conceit, that "Academic freedom is simply a way of saying that we get the best results in education and research if we leave their management to people who know something about them. Attempts on the part of the public to regulate the methods and content of education and to determine the objects of research are encroachments on academic freedom" (The Higher Learning In America, p. 20). For all others, including the press, freedom is to be restricted by "duty" and "accountability", as in "Freedom of the press for the coming period can only continue as an accountable freedom . . . it becomes an imperative question whether the press can any longer be left to the unregulated initiative of the few who manage it".

Hutchins has been very cagey about joining Communist fronts openly. Ex-Communist Louis Budenz has testified that "leading persons" in the field of education were under Communist Party orders to conceal their membership and infiltrate the field of education. Hutchins, however, openly acknowledged his radicalism to the Trustees of the University of Chicago before his appointment to the post of Chancellor. And he did join several Communist or front organizations, including:

  • Moscow State University.
  • Bureau on Academic Freedom of the National Council of Arts, Sciences and Professions, that demanded the reinstatement of the three Univ. of Washington professors, who had been ousted for membership in the Communist Party or affiliations with its causes.
  • American Civil Liberties Union—on advisory board of the Chicago chapter.

Under his "educational" guidance a legislative committee found that the University of Chicago had become a den of Communism, crime, and vice, that culminated in the horrible Heirens case, in which a young child was murdered by a student.

Zechariah Chafee Jr., vice-chairman, Professor of Law, Harvard University. In 1920, he published a book entitled Freedom of Speech in which he showed an appreciative insight into the meaning and value of "freedom" as defined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But shortly thereafter the Rockefeller influence, as exerted by Beardsley Ruml in direction of the Marxist "social sciences" and totalitarianism, made itself felt and changed the intellectual atmosphere at Harvard. And with it, Professor Chafee changed his tune and joined the ranks of Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations as another of the "brain trusters" of the Empire. In line with its policies, he then identified himself faithfully with every turn and twist of the Communist party-line and signed and sponsored, in the company of notorious Communists, numerous manifestos, letters, and other releases of the Party.

John Maurice Clark, Professor of Economics at the Rockefeller-subsidized University of Chicago and Columbia University, member of Rockefeller's National Resources Planning Board, consultant to the NRA, and attached to the OPA. The Marxist trend of his thought is indicated in his work Social Control of Business.

John Dickinson, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania, partner of William G. McAdoo, (Wilson in-law and later New Deal Senator). He is a Rockefeller New Deal "brain truster" who became Assistant Secretary of Commerce and then Assistant Attorney General in charge of anti-trust investigations. He is a member of Rockefeller's Social Science Research Council and his Council on Foreign Relations.

William Ernest Hocking, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University. He is listed as a member of the editorial board of The Protestant, which the Un-American Activities Committee described as "one of the most remarkable vehicles of straight Communist propaganda in existence". He has been identified with a number of other Communist-front activities.

Harold D. Lasswell, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, lecturer at the Marxist New School For Social Research, and now Professor of Law at Yale University. His record of Communist activities parallels his Rockefeller-subsidized roles and includes:

  • Chicago Workers School of the Communist Party—lecturer.
  • American Civil Liberties Union.
  • War Communications Research Laboratory, director of a research program financed by the Rockefeller Foundation with a three-year grant of $81,800, the objective of which was to root out any opposition to Rockefellerism by a process conceived by Lasswell and named "content analysis", another of the pseudo-sciences of the "social science" group.

In these activities he was assisted by Communist fronter and Wallace supporter, Professor Frederick L. Schuman of the University of Chicago and by a group of others of the same breed, including Goodwin B. Watson and William E. Dodd, Jr., who were dismissed from government services by an act of Congress because of their association with dangerous subversives.

Archibald MacLeish, who calls himself poet but has been called by the 1948 California legislative committee investigating un-American activities, one of the "noted Communist Party liners." MacLeish was head of the Library of Congress to which $90,000 was contributed by the Rockefeller Foundation for the support of his activities. In 1940 he was made Assistant Secretary of State; in 1941, Director of the Office of Facts and Figures; in 1942, Assistant Director of the Office of War Information and American Delegate to UNESCO, of which he became chairman. MacLeish is a member of Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations and has been connected with the Social Science Research Council.

Charles E. Merriam, Professor of Political Science at Rockefeller's University of Chicago, who favors "planned collectivism". He was affiliated with the American Society for Cultural Relations with Russia which is listed as an "American propaganda agency for the Soviet System." He was also an official of the NRA. He was appointed by President Truman to the Loyalty Review Board. He is closely identified with the Rockefeller Empire, including the following top policy-making bodies:

  • Spelman Fund—trustee.
  • Social Science Research Council.
  • Council on Foreign Relations.
  • National Resources Planning Board, which he was instrumental in organizing for the Rockefeller interests with Louis Brownlow, and into which the Rockefellers have put $3,953,000.

It succeeded to the point where it successfully supplemented the activities of the Rockefeller Institute of Public Administration in realizing proposals for a reorganization of the government in Washington, to suit the Rockefeller dictatorship plans, and actually moved into the White House. Representative John Taber of New York called it a "menace to the welfare of the American people and . . . a menace to Constitutional government."

Reinhold Niebuhr, Professor of Applied Theology, Union Theological Seminary, an exchange professor with Britain under the Rockefeller plan by which the Rockefeller interests brought to the U.S. to propagandize his schemes, Sir William Beveridge, "cradle to grave", "social security" advocate, whose plans have done so much to undermine the British Empire. Niebuhr's Communist-front activities are discussed in detail in the chapter on the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. He is a member of Rockefeller's Council On Foreign Relations.

Robert Redfield, Professor of Anthropology at Rockefeller's University of Chicago. He is Director of the American Council On Race Relations and was associated with Louis Adamic, Mary McLeod Bethune, and other notorious Communists; Charles Dollard, president of the Carnegie Corporation, who appeared before Congress as a friend of Alger Hiss; Will W. Alexander, former vice-president of the Rosenwald Fund, who was named before Congress by Lauchlin Currie as an intimate of Gregory Silvermaster in connection with the investigation of the Washington spy rings; and Edwin R. Embree, late president of the Rosenwald Fund and vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation. The Rosenwald Fund joined forces with the Baptist-inspired Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, under the guidance of Beardsley Ruml, in fostering Negro Communist race propaganda and agitation. He was also on the advisory board of the Guggenheim Foundation, which has a long record of grants, according to investigating committee reports, to Reds, including Granville Hicks, Louis Adamic, Langston Hughes, and Carey McWilliams. He also has been affiliated in various capacities with the Social Service Research Council and has been trustee of the Carnegie Institute of Washington and the Social Science Foundation.

Beardsley Ruml, Rockefeller's principal agent in promoting Communism and the subversive "social sciences" in the educational world, launched through the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, as has been related in another chapter in connection with that organization. He has been trustee of the Spelman Fund and of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. During his tenure as Dean of the Social Science Division of Rockefeller's University of Chicago, Communist activities of members of his faculty and of the students became so notorious as to precipitate a legislative investigation of the University in 1935. He is a member of Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations and a top "brain truster" of the Rockefeller Empire.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Professor of History of Harvard University, who has been identified with numerous Communist and front activities. He is adviser to Rockefeller's Colonial Williamsburg, member of the Social Science Research Council, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Schlesinger writes for the "Sunday" (it appears on Saturday) edition of the Red New York Post, a column entitled History of the Week that aptly illustrates his concept of historic truth. It consists of a mixture of New Deal and other shades of Communist propaganda. Currently it is harping on the present Party "line", McCarthyism.

George N. Shuster, President of Hunter College, an indiscriminate totalitarian who discerns the ideologic identity of Nazism and Communism and subscribes to both, is a member of the Council On Foreign Relations, was placed in Bavaria, where he has been doing a thorough job or restoring Nazis to control. He is proving himself an outstanding proponent of Rockefellerism.

The personnel of the Commission On The Freedom of the Press as well as its sponsors, Henry R. Luce and Senator William Benton, stand out clearly as Rockefeller associates, "brain trusters", and pawns of the Rockefeller Empire, and beneficiaries of their "philanthropies". Luce, Benton, Chafee, Dickinson, MacLeish, Niebuhr, Ruml, Schlesinger, and Shuster are all members of Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations. Dickinson, Leigh, Lasswell, MacLeish, Merriam, Redfield, Ruml and Schlesinger are all identified in various capacities with Rockefeller's top level propaganda agency, the Social Science Research Council. Benton, close associate of Nelson Rockefeller and on his advisory committee as Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, was vice chairman of the board of the Committee for Economic Development. Merriam was one of the organizers of Rockefeller's top level "planning" agencies, the National Resources Planning Board.

Hutchins, Hocking, Redfield, Niebuhr, and Ruml, of the Commission On Freedom Of The Press, were also members of the Committee to Frame A World Constitution that drew up the initial Constitution for Rockefeller's United Nations. All of them have benefited from Rockefeller "philanthropy" and have shown their willingness to follow direction; and all of them prospered accordingly. It truly can be concluded, therefore, that the schemes which they promote represent the intent and purpose of their Rockefeller masters.

The objective of the Rockefeller imperial interests that emerges again, more clearly than ever, from the report of the Commission On Freedom Of The Press, is a dictatorship that will eliminate all human rights that have been assured by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, including freedom of the press. This they justify by Marxist dialectics. It is the same pattern of freedom presented by Pravda.

The same concept of freedom of the press has been written into the "Bill of Human Rights" of the United Nations by a subcommission on which Professor Chafee and Senator William Benton sat with that distinguished "libertarian" Jacob M. Lomakin, Soviet consul-general in New York City. Lomakin was expelled from the United States following an attempt to kidnap Mrs. Oksana Kasenkina and force her return to Russia, which resulted in her jumping out of the window of his consulate in an effort to escape his "libertarianism". Freedom used in this sense is obviously a semantic distortion of the word that makes it synonymous with slavery.

The latest step of the conspirators to protect themselves from exposure, has been the agitation being conducted to muzzle the members of Congress so that it will not be possible for them to bring the conspiracy to the attention of the public. The first move was a resort to typical Communist smearing of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who dared to repeat charges that had been made before against traitors, Communists, and other subversives in the government. McCarthy is being repaid for the limited measure of courage which he showed in exposing some of the lesser conspirators, (while remaining strictly silent on the topic of the top conspirators which the author has repeatedly called to his attention with ample proof) by being held up by the President himself and by known traitors, to the ridicule and scorn of the moronic element of the nation who swallow this palpably false propaganda. "McCarthyism" has become a word of opprobium and scorn for any patriot who dares to expose the conspirators and seeks to defend and protect the nation.

Subversion in our laws and courts, packed by the conspirators, has made it a crime to label Communist a person who by his very act and association proves himself an accomplice of the Communist Party, unless oft non-existent party-membership cards in the name of the person can be produced, or the person openly confesses himself to be a Communist. The conspirators have created for themselves a special privilege and thereby have constituted themselves a class above and beyond the law who are free to continue their crimes against the nation, immune to exposure, except by the most daring members of Congress. Now even the members of Congress are threatened by the conspiracy. The members of Congress would be subject to the same persecution as was Mrs. Hesta McCullough when she correctly labelled two notorious supporters, accomplices of the Communist cause, if the schemes of Senators Hunt and Benton, supported by the Administration, were carried out.

This scheme would destroy what little voice the Representatives of the nation have in Congress. At present the members of the House are allowed, as a rule, only one minute for comment on a matter under discussion, when recognized by the Speaker. In the case of some critical legislation, recently, only half a minute was allowed each member for discussion of the bill, by a rule adopted by the majority of the House.

To make the muzzling of the Congressmen even tighter, another wrinkle has been added to the regulations of Congress. A Congressman may not even publish the remarks and discussions that he would have made, if allowed, in the Congressional Record, except by unanimous consent of the members. Any one member of Congress, in alliance with the conspirators, or one of their number, could completely muzzle the Congress, if Senators Hunt, Benton, and their accomplices can carry through their scheme.

But the conspirators have at their disposal still other tricks for silencing those who might still dare them or manage to get by with criticism and exposure of them. The only member of the Congress who in recent years has dared expose the Rockefeller control of our Government is courageous Senator George W. Malone of Nevada; and the only newspaper in the country that dared publish his expose was the Chicago Tribune, in its issue of April 25, 1949, that has been quoted. Since then, Senator Malone's name has been virtually barred from mention in the Rockefeller-controlled press. There has been set up in regard to him a wall of silence that generally means political death. The only mention of him in the national press since that date has been an attack on him for using the privilege of franking his remarks and telegraphing them to the press, practices that are used by all members of Congress under their privileges, and are constantly being used on a wholesale scale by the critics and conspirators themselves. More recently it has been announced that Rockefeller and allied money would be poured into Nevada when Malone comes up for re-election, to secure his defeat; and that a woman, secretary of his fellow Senator from Nevada, is being groomed by the conspirators to run against him.

The censorship imposed by President Truman on the nation's press is another step in carrying out the conspirators' plans for muzzling it. Annoyed by the exposures of corruption and subversion in the Government, Truman berated the press for "jeopardizing national security" by publishing releases made by government departments themselves. His attitude was that of the Commission on Freedom of the Press, that a "responsible" press should publish nothing displeasing to the rulers. Oddly enough, Truman's "security" motivated censorship was designed solely to withhold information from the nation, and not from the enemy. For a representative of the Kremlin's press, Tass, was present at the conference. He has not been barred by Truman from getting the press releases of the departments of his own Administration that he alleges jeopardize national security, and from transmitting the information to the Soviet Union.

The penultimate in press censorship and suppression has been attained in the last few years, by a cartelization of the paper and pulp industry that has resulted in one of the most absolute monopolies in history, and has run the price of newsprint from $60 per ton to as high as $250 per ton, when it can be bought. George Sokolsky commented wisely on this and other phases of the conspiracy in a Don R. Mellett Lecture at the University of Syracuse, on May 8,1947, on The Free And Responsible Press, as follows:

"It is interesting to note, for instance, that the OPA never took a single step to protect the newspapers of this country from the abuse of the price of newsprint by an alien cartel . . . The price of paper, the high cost of labor, high taxes, force weaker newspapers either to fold or sell to chains. Some newspapers have folded because they were unable to obtain newsprint or could not pay the exorbitant prices charged by a monopolistic alien cartel. A government which demands freedom of press in countries that have never known freedom of anything, has taken not a single step to safeguard the freedom of its own press by protecting the flow of paper upon which its newspapers are printed. Small newspapers in small cities find it difficult to remain solvent, and therefore free, with newsprint at $90 a ton, if they can get it at all. To this must be added not only the high cost of newspaper labor but also featherbedding procedure in the printing trades which large newspapers meet with difficulty and some smaller newspapers cannot meet at all.

"For example, there is a trick in newspaper production called 'Bogus' and the name is correct. It consists in setting copy which is never used, the newspapers paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for this purpose. Such bogus copy is set, a proof is taken, and the whole thing is thrown away. It is utter and complete waste. But it obeys the union rules."

However sage and true Sokolsky's statements are, they do not represent the whole truth. The alien cartel is dominated by the Rockefellers through the alien powers in question. The Chairman of the Paper Industry Board is John D. Rockefeller 3rd. The unions in question have been especially fostered by the Rockefeller interests through our government, for the very purpose of effective control of the press, which it now serves. This illustrates the profits that have accrued to the Rockefellers from their fostering of labor unionism as a device for regimentation of the people and of control of monopolization of industries through monopoly of labor. It fits perfectly into the totalitarian and syndicalist plot of the Rockefeller Empire.

Leaving nothing to chance, the Rockefeller Foundation, conjointly with its satellite Ford Foundation, has financed the setting up of the International Press Institute and the American Press Institute, as has been related, for the regimentation of the press. In order to insure foreign news that suits their purposes, Rockefeller's Council On Foreign Relations, with the aid of their satellite Carnegie Corporation, have undertaken to reward foreign correspondents who serve them well with lucrative fellowships. The Advisory Committee of the Council that selects the fellows and supervises their work were reported to be the following members of the Council: Gardner Cowles of Look; John K. Jessup of Fortune', Walter Kerr of the New York Tribune; Grayson Kirk of Columbia University; Eugene Meyer of the Washington Post; Edward Murrow of the Columbia Broadcasting System; and Shepard Stone of the New York Times.

In 1949-50 fellowships were awarded to the following: Henry R. Lieberman, the New York Times correspondent in China, who has covered Nationalist and Communist areas, including Manchuria and Sinkiang; and Robert Clurman, chief correspondent and manager for the United Press in the Netherlands East Indies. In 1950-51, the fellowships were awarded to the following: Fitzhugh Turner of the Washington bureau of the New York Tribune, formerly correspondent in the Middle East and Palestine, for a study of Russian imperialism; and William J. Boyle, of the Vienna bureau of the United Press, for a study of modern European history.

They have yet to solve the problem of preventing the publication, independently, of exposures such as this. Thus far such exposures constitute little annoyance to them, because of two factors: first, their control and censorship of the press and most other avenues of advertising and publicity bar these books from wide circulation; and second they have learned to trust to the moronity of the rank and file of the average public whom they have "conditioned" through the decades to be completely disinterested in such "minor" matters as national policy, which often determines whether they live or die, and so completely absorbed in such "vital" issues as the universally "fixed" sports and in the deified motion picture stars, that they have no time for anything else.

The more "intellectual" and "educated", or thought-controlled, of the mob have been so completely indoctrinated and conditioned that with a show of bigotry and intolerance, they refuse to believe the truth when it is presented to them. Therefore, the conspirators realize, it is only the exceptional individual who is interested enough to read and profit from a presentation of the truth, like this volume. And such individuals are an infinitesimal minority and count for so little in our land, that they can be ignored. Therefore, a volume such as this, however true, has been of little concern to them.