The American Empire & Its Media

Via Swiss Propaganda Research,

Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all major US news outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). 

Established in 1921 as a private, bipartisan organization to “awaken America to its worldwide responsibilities”, the CFR and its close to 5000 elite members have for decades shaped U.S. foreign policy and public discourse about it. As a well-known Council member once explained, the goal has indeed been to establish a global Empire, albeit a “benevolent” one.

Based on official membership rosters, the following illustration for the first time depicts the extensive media network of the CFR and its two main international affiliate organizations: the Bilderberg Group(covering mainly the U.S. and Europe) and the Trilateral Commission (covering North America, Europe and East Asia), both established by Council leaders to foster elite cooperation at the international level.

In a column entitled “Ruling Class Journalists”, former Washington Post senior editor and ombudsman Richard Harwood once described the Council and its members approvingly as “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States”.

Harwood continued:

“The membership of these journalists in the Council, however they may think of themselves, is an acknowledgment of their active and important role in public affairs and of their ascension into the American ruling class. They do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the United States; they help make it. 

They are part of that establishment whether they like it or not, sharing most of its values and world views.”

However, media personalities constitute only about five percent of the overall CFR network. As the following illustration shows, key members of the private Council on Foreign Relations have included:

  • several U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents of both parties;

  • almost all Secretaries of State, Defense, and the Treasury;

  • many high-ranking commanders of the U.S. military and NATO;

  • almost all National Security Advisors, CIA Directors, Ambassadors to the U.N., Chairs of the Federal Reserve, Presidents of the World Bank, and Directors of the National Economic Council;

  • some of the most influential Members of Congress (notably in foreign & security policy matters);

  • many top jounalists, media executives, and entertainment industry directors;

  • many prominent academics, especially in key fields such as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, History, and Journalism;

  • many top executives of Wall Street, policy think tanks, universities, and NGOs;

  • as well as the key members of both the 9/11 Commission and the Warren Commission (JFK)

Eminent economist and Kennedy supporter, John K. Galbraith, confirmed the Council’s influence: “Those of us who had worked for the Kennedy election were tolerated in the government for that reason and had a say, but foreign policy was still with the Council on Foreign Relations people.”

And no less than John J. McCloy, the longtime chairman of the Council and advisor to nine U.S. presidents, told the New York Times about his time in Washington: “Whenever we needed a man we thumbed through the roll of the Council members and put through a call to New York.”

German news magazine Der Spiegel once described the CFR as the “most influential private institution of the United States and the Western world“ and a “politburo of capitalism”. Both the Roman-inspired logo of the Council (top right in the illustration above) as well as its slogan (ubique – omnipresent) appear to emphasize that ambition.

In his famous article about “The American Establishment”, political columnist Richard H. Rovere noted:

“The directors of the CFR make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation.

[I]t rarely fails to get one of its members, or at least one of its allies, into the White House. In fact, it generally is able to see to it that both nominees are men acceptable to it.”

Until recently, this assessment had indeed been justified. Thus, in 1993 former CFR director George H.W. Bush was followed by CFR member Bill Clinton, who in turn was followed by CFR “family member” George W. Bush. In 2008, CFR member John McCain lost against CFR candidate of choice, Barack Obama, who received the names of his entire Cabinet already one month prior to his election by CFR Senior Fellow (and Citigroup banker) Michael Froman. Froman later negotiated the TTP and TTIP free trade agreements, before returning to the CFR as a Distinguished Fellow.

It was not until the 2016 election that the Council couldn’t, apparently, prevail. At any rate, not yet.


Dindu Nuffins TeamDepends Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:22 Permalink

It's them Jews, son.

Maybe you say it's not all of them, but it's enough. Tons of them don't stand up and get noticed, but they donate to huge Jewish institutions like HIAS, ADL, SPLC, WJC, AIPAC and dozens more. All of them are steeped in Talmudic concepts like social justice and collectivism. 

The principles that spawned Communism, Feminism, SJWism, and the ethno-nepotistic takeover of key industries (news media, not the least) are all solid Jewish values that they see as a beacon unto the world, regardless how the faint-hearted choose to hem and haw about it: like Tikkun Olam, Kol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh, and extreme collectivism. (Talmud holds that all Jews are one interconnected organism called the Body of Adam, who will be their own messiah by repairing the world.)

Marxists or Zionists or Capitalists or Individualists abound among them, giving the appearance of no unity, but it works all to the good of their people nonetheless, but nothing good for the nation that lets any of them inside.

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DownWithYogaPants Dindu Nuffins Sat, 06/02/2018 - 21:27 Permalink

Richard Snorkeler sort of gets it wrong again.  The media is a paid tool of the Deep State and therefore the Private Central Banking Cartel. And we all know who rules us by who we absolutely can not criticize.

   Remind me again who we can not criticize?  There is only one group name that is absolutely on that list. 

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Dindu Nuffins DownWithYogaPants Sat, 06/02/2018 - 21:49 Permalink

I watched Fox News the other night and learned that Louis Farrakhan, who routinely preaches that white men are animals with tails who should be killed and never gets reported for anti-white hatred, went over the line with... gulp... ANTISEMITISM blaming Jews for the creation of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Every single time Fox News runs something about Farrakhan, they always stress that he dislikes Jews and never that he preaches that spaceships piloted by the black Original Man will return to earth to destroy all white people. That's just a footnote compared to his insinuation that Jews used to trade flesh.

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SoilMyselfRotten neutrino3 Sun, 06/03/2018 - 05:54 Permalink

The Jewish population in the US is ~1.4% while the board of the CFR is ~35% Jewish. Whose interests does the CFR truly represent? 


Of the forty-three(43) Council on Foreign Relations directors, twenty-eight(28) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 65%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews are over-represented on the Council on Foreign Relations board of directors by a factor of 32.5 times(3,250 percent)

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Maghreb brianshell Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:09 Permalink

All Masons and mostly subservient to Rothschild.

Morgan was almost bankrupt after 1908 and there are rumors he sunk the Titanic. These events were critical in the push to Federal Reserve system.…

Cecil Rhodes was not that wealthy when he died but did provide Rio Tinto and DeBeers 
with access to the Rhodesian territory. It was basically a territory run by there companies paid for by British mercenaries and Imperial troops. To this day Oppenheimer and Rothschild dynasties have ties to both Corporations.

This guy was formerly a chairman of De Beersé_de_Rothschild

CFR in my opinion evolved from the British Round Table Groups and Anglo American Trusts as did NATO. The Dupont family were the main link to the French factions. Its mostly Jewish, Masonic and Old Roman Catholic families like Brzezinski. There might be some rogue elements like Spanish Facists, Arab dynasties, Asian Oligarchs and hardline communists but its really the only game in town.


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Victor999 Deep Snorkeler Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:03 Permalink

For those who believe America to be a 'democracy' or a 'republic', first consider the CFR, created not long after the Federal Reserve Act and the 16th Amendment to teh Constitution (allowing the Income Tax), and then consider the ruling banks above that organisation and lastly, the few families who control the banks.  HINT: You can't criticise them, and if you mention them it must be not much above a whisper lest you and your career destroyed.

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any_mouse max2205 Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:11 Permalink

Goebbels, if he wasn't a Jew, was working for Jews. Hitler, Eichmann (a major organizer of the holohoax), Himmler, Eva Braun, and a majority of the Third Reich Officer Corps were Jewish.

Any anti-Jewish behavior by the Third Reich leadership was scripted in advance.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sat, 06/02/2018 - 19:59 Permalink

CFR and TC:  that book I read in February, "Hope of the Wicked," by Ted Flynn, that's what he said too.  Along with Mason's, those are the people that are used to control everyone else.

nati Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:10 Permalink

This was not a hostile takeover of free and democratic institutions, this is how the system was deliberately built and propagated.

NoWayJose Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:14 Permalink

The all powerful media and journalists?  

The ones on the failing newspapers, or the ones on the failing TV shows?  Trump has exposed fake news and they are self destructing!

The danger today is not media, but the Deep State controlling the ‘intelligence’ that reaches (or not reaches) Congress and the President - along with their fake news and false flags.  The leaders then make their decisions based on non-truths!