by Patrick Wood
November 21, 2005
Patrick M. Wood is editor of
The August Review, which builds on his original research with the
late Dr. Antony C. Sutton, who was formerly a Senior Fellow at the
Hoover Institution for War, Peace and Revolution at Stanford
Their 1977-1982 newsletter, Trilateral
Observer, was the original authoritative critique on the New
International Economic Order spearheaded by members of the
Their highly regarded two-volume book,
Trilaterals Over Washington, became
a standard reference on global elitism. Wood's ongoing work is to
build a knowledge center that provides a comprehensive and scholarly
source of information on globalism in all its related forms:
political, economic and religious.
There are two common misconceptions held by those who are critical of
The first error is that there is a very
small group of people who secretly run the world with all-powerful
and unrestrained dictatorial powers.
The second error is that there is a
large amorphous and secret organization that runs the world.
In both cases, the use of the word "they"
becomes the culprit for all our troubles, whoever "they" might be. If taxes
go up, it is "they" that did it. If the stock market goes down, "they" are
to blame. Of course, nobody really knows who "they" are so a few figureheads
(people or organizations) are often made out to be the scapegoats.
Depending on a person's politics and philosophy, the scapegoats could be the
U.S. President, the ACLU, the Ford Foundation, or Vladimir Putin. The point
is, the real power structure is not correctly defined, and thus escapes
These misconceptions are understandable because when things are wrong, we
all have a driving need to know who to blame! In some cases, elitist
slight-of-hand initiates and then perpetuates false assumptions.
This writer has never been accused of charging that all large corporations
are guilty of initiating and perpetuating globalization. There are many
businesses, including banks, who are led by moral, ethical and good-hearted
businessmen or businesswomen. Just because a company might touch globalism
does not mean it and its management or employees are evil.
Every bit of thirty-five years of research indicates that there is a
relatively small yet diverse group of global players who have been the
planners and instigators behind
globalization for many decades. The primary
driving force that moves this "clique" is greed; the secondary force is the
lust for power. In the case of the academics who are key to globalism, a
third force is professional recognition and acceptance (a subtle form of
egoism and power.)
It is also important to understand that core globalists have full
understanding of their goals, plans and actions. They are not dimwitted,
ignorant, misinformed or naive.
The global elite march in three essential columns: Corporate, Political and
Academic. For the sake of clarity, these names will be used herein to refer
to these three groups.
In general, the goals for globalism are created by Corporate.
Academic then provides studies and white papers that justify Corporate's
goals. Political sells Academic's arguments to the public and if necessary,
changes laws to accommodate and facilitate Corporate in getting what it
An important ancillary player in globalism is the media, which we will call
Press in this report.
Press is necessary to filter Corporate,
Academic and Political's communications to the public. Press is not a fourth
column, however, because it's purpose is merely reflective. However, we will
Press is dominated by members of Corporate,
Political and Academic who sit on the various boards of directors of major
This report will attempt to identify and label the core players in the
globalization process. The intent is to show the makeup and pattern of the
core, not to list every person in it. Nevertheless, many people will be
named and their associations and connections revealed.
This is done for two reasons.
First, it will equip the reader be able
to accurately identify other core players as they are brought into
Secondly, the reader will be able to
pass over minor players who may sound like "big fish" but in fact
are only pedestrians.
The old saying, "Birds of a feather, flock together" is appropriate for the
perpetrators of globalism.
Sociologically speaking, they are like any other
people group with like interests: they naturally tend to form societies that
will help them achieve their common interests. A side-benefit of fellowship
is mutual support and encouragement. Once formed, such groups tend to be
self-perpetuating, at least as long as common interests remain.
In modern history, the pinnacle of global drivers has been the
Founded in 1973 by
David Rockefeller and
Zbigniew Brzezinski, this group is credited with being the
founder of the New International Economic Order that has given rise
to the globalization we see today.
The Council on Foreign
Prior to the founding of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on
Foreign Relations (CFR)
was the most significant body of global-minded elitists in the United
As far back as 1959, the CFR was explicit about
a need for world government:
"The U.S. must strive to build a new
international order... including states labeling themselves as
'socialist'... to maintain and gradually increase the authority of the
The site for the United Nations headquarters in
New York was originally donated by the Rockefeller family, and the CFR world
architects worked for many years to use the U.N. as a means to develop an
image of world order.
Indeed, the CFR membership roster has been, and
still is a Who's Who of the elitist eastern establishment.
The first problem with the CFR is that
it became too large and too diverse to act as a "cutting edge" in
global policy creation.
The second problem is that it's
membership was limited to north America: What group could effect
global changes without a global membership?
The CFR continues to be significant in the sense
that politicians often look to its membership when searching for people to
fill various appointments in government. It also continues to be a policy
mill through its official organ, Foreign Affairs.
While there are a several core global elitists in the ranks of the CFR, they
represent a very small percentage of the total membership. Conversely, there
are many CFR members who are only lightly involved with globalism.
For this reason, we do not count the CFR as
being central to globalization today.
The Trilateral Commission
David Rockefeller recognized the shortcomings of the CFR when he founded the
Trilateral Commission in 1973 with Zbigniew Brzezinski. Rockefeller
represented Corporate and Brzezinski represented Academic.
Together, they chose approximately 300 members from north America, Europe
and Japan, whom they viewed as being their "birds of a feather." These
members were at the pinnacle of their profession, whether Corporate,
Academic, Political or Press. It is a testimony to the influence of
Rockefeller and Brzezinski that they could get this many people to say "Yes"
when they were tapped for membership.
Out of the 54 original U.S. members of the Trilateral Commission, Jimmy
Carter was fronted to win the presidential election in 1976. Once
inaugurated, Carter brought no less than 18 fellow members of the Commission
into top-level cabinet and government agencies.
Perhaps no one has described the Trilateral operation as succinctly as
veteran reporter Jeremiah Novak in the Christian Science Monitor
(February 7, 1977):
"Today a new crop of economists, working in
an organization known as the Trilateral Commission, is on the verge of
creating a new international economic system, one designed by men as
brilliant as Keynes and White. Their names are not well known, but these
modern thinkers are as important to our age as Keynes and White were to
"Moreover, these economists, like their World War II counterparts, are
working closely with high government officials, in this case President
Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale. And what is now being
discussed at the highest levels of government, in both the United States
and abroad, is the creation of a new world economic system - a system
that will affect jobs in America and elsewhere, the prices consumers
pay, and the freedom of individuals, corporations, and nations to enter
into a truly planetary economic system. Indeed, many observers see the
advent of the Carter administration and what is now being called the
"Trilateral" cabinet as the harbinger of this new era." 1
The pernicious influence of the Commission and
its dominance of the U.S. Executive branch remains unchallenged to this day.
Ronald Reagan was not a member of the Trilateral Commission, but his
Vice President, George H. W. Bush, was a member.
The Commission's influence was safely
perpetuated into the Reagan years.
The 1988 election of
George H. W. Bush to
the presidency further consolidated Trilateral influence in the U.S.
In 1992, Trilateral member William
Jefferson Clinton followed in the presidency and contributed
greatly to the cause of globalization.
George W. Bush assumed the
presidency. While it can be demonstrated that Bush is closely
aligned with and totally dedicated to Trilateral goals, he is not a
member of the Commission. However, Vice President Dick Cheney is a
member of the Commission.
Obviously, Corporate's partnerships with
Political, Academic and Press has been very successful.
The Original Membership:
A short look at the first U.S. membership list is instructive.
We have taken Liberty to organize the names
according to broad functions, which is not fully adequate to explain the
interrelationships. As one examines the biographies of these individuals,
one sees a "revolving door" phenomenon where people rotate in and out of
government, business, think-tanks, etc., on a regular basis.
This is one several tests used to identify a
member of the true core of global elite.
Trilateral Commission Membership, 1973
Ernest C. Arbuckle Chairman, Wells Fargo Bank
George W. Ball Senior Partner, Lehman Brothers
Alden W. Clausen President, Bank of America
Archibald K. Davis Chairman, Wachovia Bank and Trust Company
*Peter G. Peterson Chairman, Lehman Brothers
*David Rockefeller Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank
Robert V. Roosa Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company
Bruce K. MacLaury President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
John H. Perkins President, Continental Illinois National Bank
and Trust Company
Doris Anderson Editor, Chantelaine Magazine
Emmett Dedmon Vice-President and Editorial Director, Field
Hedley Donovan Editor-in-Chief, Time, Inc.
Carl T. Rowan Columnist
Arthur R. Taylor President, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
*I. W. Abel, President United Steelworkers of America
Leonard Woodcock President, United Automobile Workers
Lane Kirkland Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
John B. Anderson House of Representatives
Lawton Chiles United States Senate
Barber B. Conable, Jr. House of Representatives
John C. Culver United States Senate
Wilbur D. Mills House of Representatives
Walter F. Mondale United States Senate
William V. Roth, Jr. United States Senate
Robert Taft Jr. United States Senate
James E. Carter, Jr. Governor of Georgia
Daniel J. Evans Governor of Washington
*William W. Scranton Former Governor of Pennsylvania
J. Paul Austin Chairman, The Coca-Cola Company
W. Michael Blumenthal Chairman, Bendix Corporation
*Patrick E. Haggerty Chairman, Texas Instruments
William A. Hewitt Chairman, Deere and Company
Edgar F. Kaiser Chairman, Kaiser Industries Corporation
Lee L. Morgan President, Caterpillar Tractor Company
David Packard Chairman, Hewlett-Packard Company
Charles W. Robinson President, Marcona Corporation
Arthur M. Wood Chairman, Sears, Roebuck & Company
William M. Roth Roth Properties
David M. Abshire Chairman, Georgetown University Center for
Strategic and International Studies
Graham Allison Professor of Politics, Harvard University
Robert R. Bowie Clarence Dillon Professor of International
Affairs, Harvard University
*Harold Brown President, California Institute of Technology
Richard N. Cooper Provost and Frank Altschul Professor of
International Economics, Yale University
Paul W. McCracken Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Business
Administration, University of Michigan
Marina von N. Whitman Distinguished Public Service Professor of
Economics, University of Pittsburgh
Carroll L. Wilson Professor of Management, Alfred P. Sloan
School of Management, MIT
Edwin O. Reischauer University Professor, Harvard University;
former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Warren Christopher Partner, O’Melveny and Myers
William T. Coleman, Jr. Senior Partner, Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish,
Levy & Coleman
Lloyd N. Cutler Partner, Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering
*Gerard C. Smith Counsel, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
Cyrus R. Vance Partner, Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett
*Paul C. Warnke
Partner, Clifford, Warnke, Glass, McIlwain & Finney
Lucy Wilson Benson President, League of Women Voters of the
Kenneth D. Naden Executive Vice President, National Council of
Thomas L. Hughes President, Carnegie Endowment for International
Henry D. Owen Director, Foreign Policy Studies Program, the
Anthony Solomon Consultant
* Indicates member of
Rockefeller and Brzezinski's strategy was nefarious, yet brilliant.
The election of democrat James Earl "I will never lie to you" Carter was
assured by delivering the mostly democratic labor vote. This was
accomplished by adding to the inner core:
By 1977, three more labor leaders were added to
Glenn E. Watts (Communications Workers
Martin J. Ward (president of United
Association of Journeymen and Apprentices)
Sol Chaikin, president of the
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Leonard Woodcock served as Chief Envoy to China
under Carter, and was largely responsible for solidifying economic and
political ties with Communist China.
[Editor's note: Any reader who is or
was a member of one of these unions will instantly have flashes of insight
as to the enduring duplicity of labor management -- you were effectively
"sold down the river" starting 1973 and continuing into the present.]
Those commissioners who Carter brought into his administration (the initial
"steering committee", if you will) were:
Walter Mondale (Vice President)
Zbigniew Brzezinski (National Security
Cyrus Vance (Secretary of State)
Harold Brown (Secretary of Defense)
W. Michael Blumenthal (Secretary of the
Treasury,) among others...
As the Washington Post phrased it:
"Trilateralists are not three-sided people.
They are members of a private, though not secret, international
organization put together by the wealthy banker, David Rockefeller, to
stimulate the establishment dialogue between Western Europe, Japan and
the United States.
"But here is the unsettling thing about the Trilateral Commission. The
President-elect is a member. So is Vice-President-elect Walter F.
Mondale. So are the new Secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury,
Cyrus R. Vance, Harold Brown and W. Michael Blumenthal. So is Zbigniew
Brzezinski, who is a former Trilateral director, and, Carter's national
security advisor, also a bunch of others who will make foreign policy
for America in the next four years." 3
Before Carter's term was completed, no less than
18 members (thirty percent of the U.S. Commission membership) of the
Trilateral Commission served in his administration.
This article purposely leaves out discussion of the non-U.S. membership of
the Commission membership, which will be saved for another day. Suffice it
to say that the European and Japanese contingents were just as powerful and
effective in their respective home countries. Approximately one-third of the
membership came from Europe and the other third from Japan.
The joint membership met annually (no press
allowed) to formulate policy and action plans for their respective regions.
Many, if not most, of their policies were published in the Commission's
quarterly journal, Trialogue.
The most damning argument ever launched against the Trilateral Commission is
the unconstitutional influence of other governments and forces upon the U.S.
For instance, Commission members are not elected
nor representative of the general population of the U.S., yet they
effectively dominated the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. When the
Commission resolved policies (behind closed-doors) with non-U.S. members,
who were a mere one-third minority, could it be said that foreign influences
effectively controlled U.S. policy?
These concerns were never addressed by Congress or the Judiciary. The
Executive branch would have nothing to address because it has been
continuously dominated by Commission members - who repeatedly assured us
that there was no such conflict of interest. Of course, the answer to these
questions are self-evident: U.S. interests, economic and political, have
The economic subversion of the U.S. was studied in The August Review's
America Plundered by the Global Elite and was likened to the plundering
of a nation, the likes of which have not been seen in modern history.
The following list of north American members is not exhaustive. These are
selected because of their high visibility in positions within Corporate,
Political or Economic and Press.
A future installment of The August Review
will examine the entire membership list more carefully and completely. The
purpose here is to show that the Trilateral Commission has grown, rather
than declined, in strength over the years.
Keep in mind that there is no enrollment or application process to belong to
the Trilateral Commission. One is invited to join in a manner similar to a
college student being "tapped" for membership in a fraternity.
Thus, the process is highly selective and
discrete. Candidates are thoroughly screened before invitation is delivered.
For this reason, one can be relatively sure that anyone who is or who has
ever been a member of the Commission is in the core of the global elite.
There are likely a few members who are not truly a part of the core, but for
the sake of aggregate analysis, this is not an important issue.
U.S. Members who have been subsequently added to
the Commission over the years include, in part, the following list.
Commission Membership through 2005
Paul Wolfowitz President, World Bank
Paul A. Volker Former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York;
Frederick H. Schultz Professor Emeritus, International Economic
Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors,
U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and
former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Alan Greenspan Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Board of Directors
of Bank for International Settlements
Geoffrey T. Boisi former Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase, New York, NY
E. Gerald Corrigan Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co., New
York, NY; former President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Jamie Dimon President and Chief Operating Officer, JPMorgan Chase,
New York, NY
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal
Reserve System, Washington, DC
Stanley Fischer Governor of the Bank of Israel, Jerusalem; former
President, Citigroup International and Vice Chairman, Citgroup, New
York, NY; former First Deputy Managing Director, International
Richard W. Fisher President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal
Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX; former U.S. Deputy Trade
Michael Klein Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking, Citigroup
Inc.; Vice Chairman, Citibank International PLC; New York, NY
*Sir Deryck C. Maughan former Vice Chairman, Citigroup, New York, NY
Jay Mazur President Emeritus, UNITE (Union of Needletrades,
Industrial and Textile Employees); Vice Chairman, Amalgamated Bank
of New York; and President, ILGWU's 21st Century Heritage
Foundation, New York, NY
Hugh L. McColl, Jr. Chairman, McColl Brothers Lockwood, Charlotte,
NC; former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America
Robert S. McNamara Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission,
Washington, DC; former President, World Bank; former U.S. Secretary
of Defense; former President, Ford Motor Company.
Kenneth Rogoff Professor of Economics and Director, Center for
International Development, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former
Chief Economist and Director, Research Department, International
Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
John Thain Chief Executive Officer, New York Stock Exchange, Inc.;
former President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs &
Co., New York, NY
Lawrence H. Summers President, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA;
former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
David G. Bradley Chairman, Atlantic Media Company, Washington, DC
David Gergen Professor of Public Service, John F. Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Editor-at-Large, U.S.
News and World Report
Donald E. Graham Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The
Washington Post Company, Washington, DC
Karen Elliott House Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and
Publisher, The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY
Gerald M. Levin Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, AOL Time Warner,
Inc., New York, NY
Fareed Zakaria Editor, Newsweek International, New York, NY
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News &
World Report, New York, NY
Sandra Feldman President Emeritus, American Federation of Teachers,
John J. Sweeney President, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC
John M. Deutch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge, MA; former Director of Central Intelligence;
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Henry A. Kissinger Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York,
NY; former U.S. Secretary of State; former U.S. Assistant to the
President for National Security Affairs
James B. Steinberg Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy
Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former
U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor
William H. Webster Senior Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
LLP, Washington, DC; former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence;
former Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation; former Judge
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Susan Rice Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC;
former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; former
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African
Affairs, National Security Council
Richard A. Gephardt former Member (D-MO), U.S. House of
Jim Leach Member (R-IA), U.S. House of Representatives
Charles B. Rangel Member (D-NY), U.S. House of Representatives
John D. Rockefeller IV Member (D-WV), U.S. Senate
Dianne Feinstein Member (D-CA), U.S. Senate
*Thomas S. Foley Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld,
Washington, DC; former U.S. Ambassador to Japan; former Speaker of
the U.S. House of Representatives (D-WA); North American Chairman,
George H. W. Bush President of the United States
William Jefferson Clinton President of the United States
Richard B. Cheney Vice President of the United States
Paula J. Dobriansky U.S. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
Robert B. Zoellick Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Trade
Madeleine K. Albright Principal, The Albright Group LLC, Washington,
DC; former U.S. Secretary of State
C. Fred Bergsten Director, Institute for International Economics,
Washington, DC; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for
William T. Coleman, Jr. Senior Partner and the Senior Counselor,
O’Melveny & Myers, Washington, DC; former U.S. Secretary of
Lynn Davis Senior Political Scientist, The RAND Corporation,
Arlington, VA; former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control
and International Security
Richard N. Haass President, Council on Foreign Relations, New York,
NY; former Director, Policy Planning, U. S. Department of State;
former Director of Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
*Carla A. Hills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills &
Company, International Consultants, Washington, DC; former U.S.
Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban
Richard Holbrooke Vice Chairman, Perseus LLC, New York, NY;
Counselor, Council on Foreign Relations; former U.S. Ambassador to
the United Nations; former Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First
Boston Corporation; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for
European and Canadian Affairs; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of
State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and former U.S. Ambassador
Winston Lord Co-Chairman of Overseeers and former Co-Chairman of the
Board, International Rescue Committee, New York, NY; former U.S.
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs;
former U.S. Ambassador to China
*Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard
University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA; former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of
Government; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for
International Security Affairs
Richard N. Perle Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute,
Washington, DC; member and former Chairman, Defense Policy Board,
U.S. Department of Defense; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of
Defense for International Security Policy
Thomas R. Pickering Senior Vice President, International Relations,
The Boeing Company, Arlington, VA; former U.S. Under Secretary of
State for Political Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian
Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, the Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan, and the United Nations
Strobe Talbott President, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC;
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
Ernesto Zedillo Director, Yale Center for the Study of
Globalization, Yale University, New Haven, CT; former President of
Mexico [Ed . Note: not an American citizen]
David J. O'Reilly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron
Corporation, San Ramon, CA
* Indicates member of Executive Committee
The More Things Change, the
More They Remain the Same
The occupational makeup of the Trilateral Commission has obviously
changed over time, but that only represents the maturing of the
globalization process. What was needed in 1973 is not what is needed
today. Still, there are some consistencies that are easily observed.
The most obvious consistency (and expansion) is the very large
representation by the banking cartel: two chairmen and two board
members of of
the Federal Reserve System, two presidents of
World Bank, director of the
International Monetary Fund, and
chairmen/CEO’s of several prominent global banks.
This does not take
into account any linkages from Commission members who are also
directors of commercial and investment banks. Financial
representation is not incidental because money is the life-blood of globalism.
The August Review's coverage in Global Banking: The Bank for
International Settlements detailed the apex and makeup of global
Through membership, the Trilateral Commission dominates the
executive branch of the U.S. government, the Federal Reserve System,
and is closely aligned with the
Bank for International Settlements,
which controls the world’s currencies and money supply. This is seen
even without analyzing the remaining two-thirds of Commission
membership that resides outside of the U.S.
The Institute for
International Economics (IIE)
The IIE is an example of a key organization in which one might identify
other core members of the global elite. Founded in 1981, IIE is a small
policy-wonk organization with only 60 employees and an annual budget of $7
According to its own web site,
"The Institute for International Economics
is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the
study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has
provided timely, objective analysis and concrete solutions to key
international economic problems.
"The Institute attempts to anticipate emerging issues and to be ready
with practical ideas to inform and shape public debate. Its audience
includes government officials and legislators, business and labor
leaders, management and staff at international organizations,
university-based scholars and their students, other research
institutions and nongovernmental organizations, the media, and the
public at large. It addresses these groups both in the United States and
around the world." 5
This would be easily overlooked unless you
examine IIE's board of directors.
Trilateralist Peter G. Peterson is
chairman of the board. Anthony M. Solomon is honorary chairman of the
executive committee. Solomon is the former chairman of Warburg (USA) Inc.,
former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and former
Under Secretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs. Solomon was listed
only as "Consultant" on the 1973 Commission membership list. 6
There are 12 other Trilateral Commission members (including
David Rockefeller) on IIE's board of
Having established Trilateral influence (if not
total domination), consider the following non-Commission IIE board members
who might well be candidates for inclusion in the core of the global elite:
Chen Yuan - Governor, China Development
Bank; former Deputy Governor, Peoples Bank of China
Jacob A. Frenkel - Former governor of
the Bank of Israel and former IMF economic counselor and director of
Maurice R. Greenberg - Chairman,
American International Group
David O'Reilly - Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, ChevronTexaco Corporation
James W. Owens - Chairman and CEO of
Lawrence H. Summers - President, Harvard
University; former Secretary of the Treasury
These are just a few of the non-Trilateral board
members, and are reviewed only to show the process by which one might
identify additional global elite core members.
There are other organizations like IIE that could stand similar analysis of
purpose, leadership and directorship.
As was declared in the beginning of this analysis, the stampede to globalism
is conducted by a small group of individuals with aspirations for global
dominance. It should be noted again that there are members of the global
"core" who are not members of the Trilateral Commission.
In general, they are driven by lust for money and power. They have clearly
made an end-run around the American people in order to achieve personal
goals that, in many cases, are diametrically opposed to U.S. interests. If
the American people fully understood the magnitude of the deception and
power-grab, they would immediately and totally repudiate these individuals
and their self-serving global schemes.
In 1971, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in
Between Two Ages - America's
Role in the Technetronic Era,
"...the nation-state as a fundamental unit
of man's organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force:
International banks and multinational corporations are acting and
planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of
the nation-state." 7
Brzezinski could not have been more clear than
Of the few people who paid attention to
Brzezinski previously, only one person needed to receive his message fully:
David Rockefeller, chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank and consummate globalist.
When they teamed up to start the Trilateral Commission in 1973, the rest, as
we say, "became history."
So, how can one determine if an individual is a member of the core of the
There is a good chance that such a person will
closely aligned with and accepted by
many of the people already identified as core
often family-related to other core
members (i.e., the
Rockefeller family, etc.)
part of the "revolving-door" that
switches them in and out of important and critical positions in
government, academia and business
a member (director or high-level
executive) of an organization identified as a core company, such as
J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Caterpillar Tractor, etc.
educated at a prestigious and
belong to one or more organizations that
are dominated by people already identified as core
This list is not comprehensive, nor is it meant
to be some simplistic litmus test. It is important to realize that many
names being bandied about are NOT part of the core of the global elite, but
rather become decoys that shift the focus away from the real elite core.
Discretion, common sense and study is required
to understand the difference between the two.
1. Novak, Jeremiah, Christian Science
Monitor (February 7, 1977)
2. The Trilateral Commission, Membership List,
3. Washington Post, January 16, 1977
4. op. cit.
5. About Us,
6. Board of Directors,
7. Brzezinski, Zbigniew,
Between Two Ages - America's
Role in the Technetronic Era (1971)