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Trilaterals over Washington by A.C. Sutton & P.M. Wood

Trilaterals over Washington was first published in two volumes, the first around 1979 and the second around two years later in 1981.

Trilaterals over Washington by A.C. Sutton & P.M. Wood

The text discusses some of the history, policies and activities of the Trilateral Commission. Each volume contains 10 chapters and each chapter is short with self-explanatory sub-headings. The text is easily accessible and manageable.

In short, the Trilateral Commission is another self-proclaimed “we’ll run the world cos we know better than you” body. It was founded in 1973 by private citizens of Western Europe, Japan and North America—that is, those who are or are tied to international banks and multinational corporations. The individuals primarily responsible for its founding were David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Its “globalist” aims are arguably economic rather than political although there is obviously a strong relationship and overlap. The authors argue that it is not necessarily a “conspiracy” in the sense that it is secret; the authors could write about this because the material, including the Trilateral Commission’s own publications, is publicly available.

This does not deny or exclude that it serves a higher conspiracy. In any case, the authors argue that if it is a conspiracy, then it is an “open conspiracy”.

The following are some key points, not intended as a summary. Please keep in mind the period in which these books were first published.

Volume I examines what can be seen on the surface, starting with key figures, their connections and the power structure of the organization before covering their aims and methods.

● The group’s “power pyramid” has at the top the “financial brotherhood” comprised of the so-called American aristocracy.

● The authors group these “commissioners” into three categories: “operators”, lawyers, politicians and administrators, including US President Jimmy Carter; “technicians and propagandists”, think tanks and media outlets such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Rockefeller Foundation, New York Times, amongst others; “power holders” such as private bankers and corporate directors. Members associated with Chase Manhattan Bank dominate.

● The authors identified twenty-seven Trilateralists who were or had recently been in the executive branch of the US government. For example, Brzezinski was the US National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981.

● Brzezinski wrote Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, first published in 1969 or 1970, in which he does not hide his desire to destroy the US in thinly veiled terms.

The approaching two hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence could justify the call for a national constitutional convention to reexamine the nation’s formal institutional framework. Either 1976 or 1989—the two hundredth anniversary of the Constitution—could serve as a suitable target date for culminating a national dialogue on the relevance of existing arrangements, the workings of the representative process, and the desirability of imitating the various European regionalization reforms and of streamlining the administrative structure. More important still, either date would provide a suitable occasion for redefining the meaning of modern democracy—a task admittedly challenging but not necessarily more so than when it was undertaken by the founding fathers—and for setting ambitious and concrete social goals. Realism, however, forces us to recognize that the necessary political innovation will not come from direct constitutional reform, desirable as that would be. The needed change is more likely to develop incrementally and less overtly.

● Although David Rockefeller was clearly the power behind the body, the authors conclude that he did not necessarily rule as a dictator but rather a “loose power coalition”.

● It is clear enough that the idea originated with David Rockefeller, that he and a few others founded it, and that he along with the Kettering Foundation and Ford Foundation financed it.

● The authors simplistically describe the Trilateral Commission’s aim as “fascist” which is similar to socialism. “In brief, globalism means reduction of individual freedom. One Trilateral objective is to exaggerate world problems so that Trilateral power to control and order a new world may be enhanced.”

● Food supply problems (shortages) are created or exaggerated through sales of reserves which further manipulate prices, reserve levels and future (financial) policy. This in effect controls what farmers produce. Farming equipment manufacturers are directly impacted, with those connected to the Trilateral Commission benefitting. (See Volume 1, Chapter 4.)

● The so-called energy crisis is a blatant lie as there are abundant energy resources in the US. The crisis is about economic control with Trilateralists, directly or indirectly, connected to major oil and gas companies. (See Volume 1, Chapter 5.)

● Trilateralist-connected companies pay little or no tax relative to the standard brackets of the country even though the body presumes to “help” the world.

● The Trilateralists support or at least do not oppose the graduated income tax. This is consistent with the marxist tactics as stated in the Manifesto of the Communist Party.

● The author reminds readers that the “elites” or “ruling class” supported marxists/communists, particularly Russia. As stated in the aforementioned manifesto: “…a small part of the ruling class breaks away to make common cause with the revolutionary class, the class which holds the future in its hands.” The capitalist elites are not necessarily the enemy according to marxists, it is the middle class.

● As the Trilateralists in effect control mainstream media, they censor material that exposes their agenda. The authors cite well-respected journalist and writer Gordon Tether as an example: 46 of his articles were banned by Financial Times editor Ferdy Fisher, a Trilateralist.

● The text briefly discusses 9 of these articles. These typically criticize “the powers behind the Establishment”, “internationalist banking establishment” and entities such as the Bilderbergers.

● The body ultimately aims to obtain and maintain financial control through fiat currency and to do away with gold. However, this is difficult because, in a way, it needs gold to maintain control. The authors cover some details at the time and their prediction of a financial collapse in chapter 9 and chapter 10.

Volume II begins with the philosophical approach, pointing out humanist and communist mentalities that the organization holds before discussing their political and economic actions that favor the USSR and PRC.

● In chapter 1, the authors briefly cover secular “humanism”, an atheistic philosophy compatible with marxism. This philosophy is adopted and promoted by the likes of Trilateralists.

● For example, Thomas Lamont was involved in J.P. Morgan and the Round Table. Mrs Lamont was a member of organizations like the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and their son Corliss Lamont was a humanist.

● The Aspen Institute is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, amongst others, and promotes humanism through its education programs. The Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies is mostly funded by the Rockefeller, Kettering and Ford Foundations. Those who support Aspen also support the Trilateral Commission.

● “Global education” aims to generate “global citizens” based on secular humanist philosophy including “values clarification” and “situational ethics”. This is funded by those who also fund the Trilateral Commission but public funds are also used.

● American and German banks supported the Bolsheviks and the Soviet government. For example, in 1925, there was a “complete program to finance imports of Soviet raw material to the United States and to export vital machinery and technology to the Soviets”.

● Chase National (later Chase Manhattan) was linked to the Soviets through the decades, including financing the Soviet “Five-Year Plans”.

● “The military build-up the Soviet Union by some ‘American’ multinationals through technological transfers goes back 60 years, and today is centered in the Trilaterally represented companies.” This includes the transfer of technology related to truck and aircraft production.

● Many individuals who are members of the Trilateral Commission are also members of one or more of the following: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Foreign Policy Association (FPA), Atlantic Council of the United States and Commission on Critical Choices for Americans. The Rockefeller family and Henry Kissinger were involved with all four.

● The US under the Carter administration officially recognized PRC and that Taiwan belongs to China (“One-China Policy”), agreeing to communist China’s terms which the previous administrations rejected. “[A]ll five of the original China negotiators (who worked in secret and included Carter), were current or former members of the Trilateral Commission. China is exclusively a Trilateral phenomenon.” For example, Leonard Woodcock, former president of the United Auto Workers Union, was the chief US envoy to China at the time.

● The US in essence provided the same support to China as it did to the Soviets, including the transfer of technology with military applications and the development of oil resources.

● As for finance, the “first American banks into China were Chase Manhattan and the First National Bank of Chicago”.

● Japan was also involved in supporting communist China, including Mitsui & Co. (petrochemicals), Hitachi Ltd and Nippon Steel.

● Although the authors criticize secular humanism, they do not comment on “human rights” which is one of its derivatives. Setting that aside, they do point out that the US administration selectively supports human rights. For example, despite cutting off foreign aid to Ugandan leader Idi Amin in 1973 for butchering his own population, Bell helicopters were still delivered and pilots trained by private US firms; the Holy Crown of Hungary was returned in 1978; and banks and corporations continued their operations in Columbia, supporting its slave labor program.

● The authors quote Kissinger from 1978 regarding human rights in the political arena: “Either a policy has relevance to other areas of national strategy, or it has no meaning whatsoever.” In other words, human rights only matter when it suits him.

● Regarding Trilateral representation in the 1980 US presidential election, John Anderson, Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale were all members. Ronald Reagan was not a member although many of those around him were, including his vice president George H.W. Bush.

● The authors consider the Trilateral Commission as the latest attempt to bring about the elite’s globalist aims, albeit more focused on economics and in smaller steps than other organizations like the League of Nations, UN and CFR which were all supported by bankers. The authors use the term “New Economic World Order”—for example, bringing about “One Europe”—as a stepping stone to the New World Order.


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