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An Analysis of Historian Brian Robert’s Biography Cecil Rhodes: Flawed Colossus

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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 10:11 AM
An Analysis of Historian Brian Robert’s Biography Cecil Rhodes: Flawed Colossus

(W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 1987)

By: Jay Dyer

Once again a mainstream historian has admitted everything opponents of the New World Order have been saying for years. Well-known African historian Brian Roberts, basing himself on the Rhodes Archives, has produced a well-written biography of diamond magnate Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902). Amazingly, while being slightly critical of Rhodes’ unscrupulous methodologies (such as murder), Roberts still writes in an apologetic tone. It’s somewhat difficult for an author to be apologetic for a man who literally enslaved African workers in concentration camps, forcing them to work naked to prevent illicit diamond sales (pg. 56). This is the real story behind blood diamonds and the New World Order.

Cecil John Rhodes became one of the wealthiest men in the world in the late 19th century through the amalgamation and monopolization of diamond mines in South Africa (91, 120). However, what is far more interesting than Rhodes’ achievement of this vast wealth is the occult worldview which he sought to promote with his fortune. Roberts writes in the first chapter of Rhodes’ last will and testament:
Cecil John Rhodes was widely recognized as one of England’s most illustrious and devoted sons. A flag-waving imperialist, a fervent champion of the English-speaking race, the man who was winning Africa for Britain…

‘I contend,’ he [Rhodes] had written at age twenty-four, ‘that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race.…It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory and we should keep this one idea steadily before our eyes: that the more territory simply means more of the Anglo-Saxon race, more of the best, the most human, the most honourable race the world possesses’(1).

Notice the Machiavellian philosophy at work here—since the Anglo-Saxon race is the best thing for the world, it is right and necessary that this race do whatever is necessary to take over the world. In other words, the ends justify the means. And in case you don’t know, this faulty ethical stance is merely a psychological trick. As long as one is convinced the goals are just, anything goes in order to get there, be it rape, theft, or mass murder. Once this stance is adopted all ethical standards quickly disintegrate.

The question arises—where did Rhodes acquire this philosophy for which he evangelized so zealously? After departing from Christianity and accepting Darwinism (25), Rhodes became an agnostic (5), and in 1873 entered Oxford University. At Oxford, Rhodes was captivated by the lectures of wealthy socialist John Ruskin. Ruskin convinced Rhodes of the necessity of establishing the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race and of imposing a world government ruled by elites modeled after Plato’s Republic (26-7).

Rhodes had received from Ruskin his philosophical basis, but had yet to put it into practice. It was in Freemasonry that he would find his “great dream.” Roberts writes, “It was during this long spell at Oxford that his life’s philosophy took shape, that he conceived of his great dream. On 2 June 1877 – the day he was inducted into the Masonic Order...he went on to extol the virtues of the English race” (37). Shortly after this, Rhodes claimed he had “seen a ghost,” which suddenly made him “incurably superstitious” (38). In virtually every case, those who promote the New World Order are involved in the occult, and Rhodes is no exception. It is interesting to note that Rhodes’ paranormal experiences follow upon his induction to the Masonic Order, which is itself Gnostic and Luciferian (see Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma)

This supernatural experience prompted Rhodes to draw up a last will and testament which provided that a Secret Society be established through Rhodes’ wealth, “Rhodes entrusted his executors with the establishment of a Secret Society whose aim and object would be the extension of British rule throughout the world. No less. A clandestine and dedicated brotherhood was to bring the entire continent of Africa,” and other continents under the rule of the English establishment (39). And for all this, Roberts tells us Rhodes was simply a man of his times and not that bad of a guy. One wonders what it would take for Roberts to actually consider a man evil.

Rhodes was able to achieve the diamond monopoly through mafia-like tactics, which included banning all competitors through government charters (55) and receiving funding from the Rothschild branch of England (80-83). Rhodes staged a phony business war with diamond competitor Barney Barnato, when both were, in fact, working for the Rothschild/Anglophile interests (82-83). Rhodes was not above ordering executions, either, as a means to establishing control and ousting competition (140).

In his personal life, Rhodes was never interested in women, but was always surrounded by “young black boys” (152). As a 37-year-old man, Rhodes began a “romantic interest” with a 23-year-old stable-boy (143). Rhodes viewed workers as “machines” (232) and his constant cry was, “Money is power, and what can one accomplish without power?” (123). Like all the other New World Order architects, Rhodes was not merely a greedy capitalist who sought money for its own sake. No, Rhodes had an occult worldview he sought to diffuse through his wealth, and his true aphrodisiac was power. Money was simply a tool of power.

Rhodes promoted his Secret Society by enlisting key members of the British aristocracy, including Lords Alfred Milner, Albert Grey, Arthur Balfour, and W.T. Stead (118-9), men who were themselves involved in the occult. Roberts, in apologetic mode writes:

“He [Rhodes] has been accused of, among other things, attempting to create an international elite. There is some truth in this, but it is doubtful whether his intentions were as sinister as they sometimes are made to appear. His thinking was very much in tune with that of his contemporaries…. To think otherwise is to judge him from hindsight….The weakness of Rhodes ‘great idea’ lay not in any sinister intent but in the championship of the worthy above the unorthodox. Education, alone was not the answer Rhodes was seeking: he might have been better served by a secret society (262).”

Lord Alfred Milner

So, according to Roberts, it’s okay to have a Secret Society dedicated to elite rule, just as long as it’s a nice Secret Society. Roberts is forced to criticize Rhodes’ racist imperialism, but he subtly justifies it as something well-intentioned—part of the spirit of the times.

So how does all this relate to the New World Order? Lord Milner took over the Secret Society Rhodes established and furthered its interests in England and the US. As Professor Carroll Quigley wrote in his monumental book Tragedy and Hope (pgs. 324-325, 866, 950), Milner’s influence combined with the Rockefelller and J.P. Morgan interests would establish the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in 1921 as the US extension of the Round Table Groups. The CFR, with the United Nations and other think tanks, remains one of the major forces of globalization in the world today. Roberts’ mainstream biography of Rhodes backs these facts.

In conclusion, we see again and again that mainstream historians and intellectuals speak openly of the secret cabal—the Anglo-American establishment and its desire to have a world government, in their own memos and publications. We have all heard of blood diamonds, but the origin of the diamond conflict can be traced to Rhodes’ monopoly, and it would be the blood and sweat of the enslaved African workers that would fund Rhodes’ New World Order intrigues. They know that Americans have been brainwashed by design through elite-funded public education. They have no fear writing openly about their sick, perverted practices and clandestine cabals, because anyone who speaks against the New World Order also wears tin foil hats. Yet, their own publications openly speak of the New World Order and how wonderful it is! But Fox News says there’s no conspiracy, so there must not be one, right?

posted on Dec, 21 2008 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by JayDyer

I am surprised that the part being played by Elvis Presley in the Cecil Rhodes conspiracy has not been mentioned. Perhaps George Bush has censored it.


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