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The commission defines itself as the following. “The Trilateral Commission was formed in 1973 by private citizens of Western Europe, Japan and North America to foster closer cooperation among these three regions on common problems. It seeks to improve public understanding of such problems, to support proposals for handling them jointly, and to nurture habits and practices of working together among these regions.”
The commission was organized and founded by David Rockefeller and Zbgnieuw Brezezinski. The original 1972 membership chosen by Rockefeller and Brzezinski comprised about 200 members worldwide of whom about one-third were North Americans, one-third Europeans and one-third Japanese. In 1993 this had expanded to about 325 members worldwide, termed "distinguished citizens" by
the Trilateral Commission but in fact representing an extremely narrow spectrum of world opinion and culture and completely unelected or representative of anything but David Rockefeller's personal views
Its objectives are not entirely clear to the public. In the words of the Trilateral Commission:
The full Commission gathers once each year—in Lisbon in 1992, in Washington in 1993, in Tokyo in 1994. In addition to special topical sessions and reviews of current developments in our regions, a substantial portion of each annual meeting is devoted to consideration of draft reports to the Commission. These reports are generally the joint product of authors from each of the three regions who draw on a range of consultants in the course of their work. Publication follows discussion in the Commission's annual meeting. The authors are solely responsible for their final text. A separate publication contains the principal presentations at the annual meeting. Occasionally informal papers appear from regional activities.
While publicly portrayed as a high level discussion group, the Trilateral Commission is dedicated to New World Order. The most comprehensive statement of New World Order is to be found in Trilateral co-founder Brzezinski's book, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era.
David Rockefeller is essentially the only power center in the entire Trilateral catalog. Politicians, lawyers, bureaucrats, media types, trade unionists come and go in the Trilateral halls of power — they are transient administrators. They retain administrative positions only as long as they are successful in using political power to gain political objectives. Operators do not, by and large, create objectives — this is an
important point. One should label this group of operators "the hired hands."
So how does this political influence game work? We'll suppose you're out there in Zaire or the Argentine and you want some U.S. taxpayer dollars… You head for Trilateral Mr. Ko-Yung-Tung, the O'Melveny & Myers man in New York, or Trilateral Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates, or former Secretary of Defense Trilateral Frank Carlucci at The Carlyle Group — all with excellent Trilateral connections and — for a substantial, very substantial, fee — they will take your case to Washington.
Propagandists and Technicians
Quite distinct from the political operators, although their functions often overlap, are the propagandists (the media) and the technicians (academicians and research controllers). These groups provide the intellectual linkage between the power holders and the power administrators (the operators).
Technicians design the plans needed to promote and implement objectives. They explain ideas to the public and even conceive ideas — within limits.
Trilateralist media representation, although not large in numbers, is highly influential. One such individual was Emmett Dedmon, editorial director of the Chicago Sun-Times(6th largest newspaper in the US), published by Field Enterprises. Another was Hedley Donovan, editor-in-chief of Time, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Trilateral corporate directors in the media include the following: Henry B. Schacht is a director of CBS; Sol Linowitz, a director of Time; J. Paul Austin, a director of Dow Jones; Harold Brown, a director of Times-Mirror Corporation; Archibald K. Davis, a director of Media General, Inc.; Peter G. Peterson, a director of Great Book Foundation and National Education TV; William M. Roth, a director of Athenum Publishers; and Cyrus Vance, a director of the New York Times. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, supposedly a public institution, has always had a heavy Trilateral bias.
Politics and Government
Trilaterals are often politicians. In 1977, 27 out of 77 U.S. Trilateralists were also professional politicians and professional bureaucrats. In 1993 the number had increased to 39 politicians and bureaucrats.
In 1977 President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were Trilaterals. In 1993 President Bill Clinton and Vice President Albert Gore were Trilaterals.
Trilateralists also occupy key posts in the House, i.e., chairman of the House Republican Conference, majority whip, chairman of the Democratic Conference, and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. In sum, Trilaterals have a lock on the legislative process.
Top administration jobs — Republican and Democrat — are filled from a talent pool dominated by the Trilateral Commission. This selective process of filling top Executive Department slots with Trilateralists has been deliberate .
My active service on the Commission since its inception in 1973 has been a splendid experience for me, and it provided me with excellent opportunities to come to know leaders in our three regions.
As I emphasized in my campaign, a strong partnership among us is of the greatest importance. We share
economic, political and security concerns that make it logical we should seek ever-increasing cooperation and understanding. And this cooperation is essential not only for our three regions, but in the global search for a more just and equitable world order.
I remain convinced that, on the larger architectural issues of today, collaboration among our regions is of the utmost necessity. This collaboration must be dedicated to the fashioning of a more just and equitable world order. This will require a prolonged process, but I think we can look forward with confidence
and take some pride in the contribution which the Commission is making.
The key phrase in both letters is "a more just and equitable world order." Does this emphasis indicate that something is wrong with our present world order, that is, with national structures?
In Brzezinski's 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 multi- national corporations are acting
and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state."
“The approaching two-hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence could justify the call for a national constitutional convention to re-examine the nation's formal institutional framework. Either 1976 or 1989 — the two-hundredth anniversary of the Constitution — could serve as a suitable target date culminating a national dialogue on the relevance of existing arrangements. . . .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.”
The Trilateral Commission when pressed makes no secret of its unrepresentative nature nor its New
World Order objectives.
Trilaterals want monopoly, world monopoly. Therefore, you must hold a key fundamental proposition in mind: Trilaterals are not interested in what monetary system works best, or most equitably, or whether gold is a more effective monetary device than paper, or what monetary system will support a
higher standard of living for the world's poor. This con-trol is exercised through so-called coordination of macro- economic policy, in spite of the dismal results from attempted macroeconomic direction.
The current Trilateral objective is to build an international system, a world order based on cooperation and focusing on two aspects which require such cooperation:
• International lending, and
• The creation of international reserves.
Some ideas to this end have already been implemented: for example, a new man- made artificial international money, the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) has been created for central banks. (2008 Crash widely connected with such speculative instruments)
The task ahead for the Trilateral Commission world managers is to integrate these monopoly ideas into the world monetary system and make them work. The immediate and most compelling task is to operate the floating rate system to dampen erratic movements in exchange rates, which are, of course, damaging to international trade. Such erratic movements do not occur in fixed rates tied to gold. However, gold
moves the world away from the "cooperative" international arrangements needed by Trilaterals, and gold, therefore, is a bigger problem than floating rate disorder.
Today's Trilaterals are political animals, with New World Order objectives, not interested in orderly world trade but in a specific future world structure under their control. The question is not to design a workable system to facilitate trade and improve human welfare, but to design a system that will enhance and preserve power for the Trilaterals. The Trilateral answer is to reinvent the system not used in 1944, the
Keynesian Bancor, but modified this time as a universal currency divorced completely from gold and national currencies.
The central unstated propellant for global fiat money is that the international monetary system is on a precarious merry-go-round: borrow — generate a deficit — be unable to repay — reschedule — borrow some more. The world debt bal- loon must be kept inflated If the balloon goes bust, so do the New York banks (remember Chase receives 78 percent of its earnings from abroad). If one of the world players decides he's had enough, if a New York bank says no to Zaire, if Turkey or anyone of a dozen other LDCs default, the whole pack of monetary cards will come tumbling down.