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Norman Dodd and the alteration of American historical teachings

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posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 01:53 PM
I have recently watched the documentary "Norman Dodd - The Hidden Agenda", and I am looking for anyone who has seen it or knows more about it. The video talks of conspiracies to control the direction of the United States towards a more collectivistic society, through the control of grants, policies, and the alteration of the teaching of american history.

The video is an interview with Norman Dodd before he died. Dodd was the head of the Reece Committee in 1953, which was set out to investigate the activities of non-profit foundations to see if their actions could be conceived as being un-American. His team conducted interviews and were granted access to the minutes of certain non-profit organizations. His findings pointed to certain questionable activities which could produce changes in America through unconstitutional means. But shortly after presenting his findings, the hearings were terminated due to internal dispute and charges of anti-semitism thrown his way from the Republican National Committee.

I don't know whether these findings are as important as Dodd led to believe, if they were even implemented, or caused a slow change in the way of life of America, but he was pretty certain of their potential impact, and all too happy to speak his mind. Some of these findings were:

-The Ford foundation operated under directives from the White house to use its grant making power to alter life in the United States so it could comfortably be merged with the Soviet Union.
-In 1908, the Carnegie Endowment conducted studies to find the best way to alter the life of American people, finding the best solutions to be war and the control of the state dept. There wasn't any told progress of the latter, but shortly after, America joined World War I, and a telegram was found from the foundation urging Pres. Wilson not to let the war end too quickly.
-To prevent the reversion of life in the United States to what it was before the war, the Carnegie Endowment decides it must control the education system of America, specifically in the alteration of teaching of American history. They approach the Rockefeller Foundation to handle domestic education, while they will handle the international portion of education. With the help of the Gugenheim Foundation, they form a new nucleus of teachers in the American Historical Association to teach history in a way that points to their collectivistic goals.

Dodds assumptions were that these foundations used their wealth for the creation of public purposes contrary to their original intent, and to change the course of America to a collectivistic/communistic future, to which they would be the beneficiary.

Any comments on this? Was there a change in the American historical teachings in the early to latter part of the century to lead to a more collectivistic society? or a more communisitc society? Is this plausible? The findings are pretty vague, and could very well never have been implemented, but interesting none the less.

The Reece Committee's hearing transcripts can be found on the web (they are pretty long), and the video is on youtube. Here is a link to the transcript of the video if anyone can make more sense of it...

ps. Mods...I created a post earlier to try and find this video again post id: 2283289 can close this thread now as i have found it. Thanks

posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 03:46 PM
I found the videos on youtube if anyone is interested:

They've been broken down into 6 parts.

Thought someone would've chirped in with "The New World Order" by now,lol...
or have all those people moved on to something else?

posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 05:35 PM
I've seen it too, but the material and content of the videos are still debatable.

posted on Jul, 29 2007 @ 03:57 PM
I met Norman Dodd in 1980. I transcribed a number of interviews with him on a wide range of topics. His interview with Edward Griffin accurately reflects Norman's experiences as he has recounted them numerous times.

For a public reference to this topic, there was a book by William H. Mcllhany, II, called "The Tax-Exempt Foundations" written in 1980. Mcllhany got quite a bit from interviewing Dodd, and you will find more details on this topic in his book. It book may no longer be available, but you might find it somewhere.

Note, that he was not head of the Reese Committee, he was the chief investigator.

There was a book written in the 1920's called the "Poison Loving Cup." That book is no longer available. Norman had recommended that book. I was able to find it in a library years ago, but can no longer find it. It outlined the change in history as Norman described. It was written by some Harvard historians that were quite upset with the change in how history was being presented.

And yes, I do believe the tax-exempt foundations are still at work, and probably could still be described as, "un-American" as the term was used in those days.

posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 06:18 AM
I have heard similar about the US State Department years ago. THe US State Department is very pro Communist, Pro socialist with lots of career personel installed who outlast several presidents and their administrations.

I suspect that this is why this sitting president put in Condie Rice to the State Department to keep a eye on things. I also suspect that the CIA is an extension of the US State Department often carrying out policys which the Department of Defence is against. There seems to be periods of time where the Defense Department and the State Department were at cross purposes with each other.

The Defense Department on the other hand is very Anti Communist and also very Pro Israel.

I have also heard for years now that the tax exempt foundations are a front for the purpose of social change in America. Change away from the purposes of the Founders and to precisely what is described by the OP here....collectivist thinking and expectations. THey are subtle change agents working slowly and steadily for a purpose not always seen by most of the public. They work no matter what political party is in office.

The books cited here look like some intresting reads.

Thanks to all for thier posts,

posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 08:20 AM
Of all the topics duscussed on this forum, I know that this is the most verifiable and the most important for those hoping to disrupt the overt plan for global governance, and also very important to get quality education back in the USA.

Before the prison camps, riots, and more and more gov. control come to fruition, we have the time NOW to focus on one subject and one only until TSHTF here in the U.S.

We NEED to discuss and reveal THIS issue, for it is the most pressing issue for all Americans, whether known or unknown to them.

posted on Jan, 1 2009 @ 09:06 PM
I just watched the 50 minute film and thought it was very interesting.
It seems this is towards the end of his life and I'd like to think that
he was honest in his convictions. It seems like a good time in ones life
to bare all and help reveal any truths that may be hidden.

"No more sound banking" sounds like we are bound to collapse.

After Norman wrote his letter to resign and was re-hired to re-organize
the bank he was basically told to do nothing. This was done to keep him
close and quiet. How #u@ked is that?!

Then, only to resign and be black listed in any bank in the U.S.

Banks are more corrupt then street thugs and mafia.
The federal reserve should be locked up.

posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 03:29 AM

Google Video Link

Norman Dodd ?
This is what I call a real American
edit on 4-2-2011 by moltquedelo because: (no reason given)

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