So Momma Sally sent a vid this morning and it smells like a rabbit hole to me! Sounds like a blueprint for our globalist world...today. I haven’t finished watching the whole 2 hour vid but I came across a great article on Iron Mountain. I am not sure when this particular article was written but from what I have read….it is all coming true! The vid has a lot of religious and biblical reference but the message is creepy no matter what you believe in. Thought I would post them both because a wise momma once said that one should never go down the rabbit hole alone…
Iron Mountain A Hoax or Betrayal?
By: Paula Demers
In 1961, the Kennedy administration ordered a "Top Secret" study to determine what problems the United States would face if the world moved from an era of war to a golden age of peace. In other words, how to bring America into the New World Order. By 1963 the selection of the specialist had been made. This study group consisted of 15 experts in various academic disciplines who were selected for their expertise in their various fields. The first and last meetings were in an underground nuclear survival retreat called Iron Mountain.
In the same year that this "Top Secret" study was called, 1961, The Department of State put out a publication (#7277) called "Freedom From War, The United States Program for a General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World". This publication describes a three step program to disarm the American military, shut down bases and have one military under the United Nations. This "military" would be the world wide police force to be used as "peace keepers" throughout the world. The plan would include that "all weapons of mass destruction" be eliminated with the exception of "those required for a United Nations Peace Force" (page 12 paragraph one). In order to "keep the peace, all states will reaffirm their obligations under the UN Charter to refrain from the threat of use of any type armed force" (page 16, Paragraph eight) To support the UN Charter, the average citizen will need to be disarmed; so they cannot defend themselves against these "peace keepers". You don't have to watch much news to see that today, the UN forces are used as "peace keepers" throughout the world, disarming people so they can't defend themselves against oppressive governments. To quote Sarah Brady, Chair of Handguncontrol, Inc. "Our Task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
I also want to point out the interesting things that happened in the mid 1960's: The protests against the war in Vietnam. The protests against Nuclear Arms. The protests for arms reduction......Much of these protests were done by college students. Many who graduated and became the doctors, lawyers, people in politics, and even the President for today.
In 1963, the same year as the selection of specialists for this "Top Secret" study, President John F. Kennedy made an astounding statement. On November 13, while speaking at Columbus University, Pres. Kennedy stated, "The high office of the President of the United States of America has been used to foment a plot to destroy America's freedom, and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of their plight! Ten days later, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed.
The study was completed in 1966. President Johnson gave the order that the report was never to be released, due to the nature of the conclusions reached. The purpose of this Report was to see what it would take to bring the United States into a New World Order. The "experts" decided that the American people were not intelligent enough to understand what "big brother" had decided for them; and what "big brother" would need to do to accomplish what was decided for them. If the truth came out too soon, the American people would be able to stop it.
To quote directly from the cover letter of this report: (paragraph three) "Because of the unusual circumstances surrounding the establishment of this Group, and in view of the nature of its finding, we do not recommend that this Report be released for publication...such actions would not be in the PUBLIC INTEREST (emphasis mine)..a lay reader, unexposed to the exigencies of higher political or military responsibility, will misconstrue the purpose of this project, and the intent... We urge that the circulation of the Report be closely restricted to those who's responsibilities require that they be apprised of its contents..." Those who responsibilities require they know? Would this be the people who will be working to bring us into a New world Order?
One man involved in the study elected to release it to the general public. He did it at great risk to himself using the name John Doe. Mr. Do must have believed the American people were smart enough to decide for themselves if they wanted to loose their freedom to a "golden age of peace". After John Doe released the information, the Establishment renounced it saying it was a hoax. There are not many copies of this Report left. Some large libraries have copies and it would be worth the effort to check it out. This in itself would be proof it is not a hoax.
There are very interesting terms used and repeated throughout the report. Some of these include "general condition of peace", "functions of war", "change social structure", "problems of peace", "transition of world peace", replacing the "function of war", "saving the species" (man), "disarmament transition", "social control", "selective population control", "gross population control" and "loss of national sovereignty".
The stated purpose of this Report (taken from the first paragraph of the cover letter) is:
to consider the problems involved in the contingency of a transition to a general condition of peace, and
To recommend procedures for dealing with this contingency. " We will do our best to capture the basic message in this report.
This 34 page report basically deals with the "functions of War" and how to replace those "functions" with other options. So there can be peace and the "species" (man) can survive.
THE IRON MOUNTAIN REPORT
The introduction of this Report shows some interesting observations this group came up with during their 2 1/2 year study. If there came a "condition of world peace" (paragraph three) it would change the social structures of all the nations of the world. There is nothing that has happened to compare with the change that would occur in such an instance. They point out that there would be consequences to peace. Not just the economy, but every other aspect of life would be touched also. It would touch the "political, sociological, cultural, and ecological" aspects. The reason they included these aspects in their study is that the world (at that time) was totally unprepared to cover all the demands that would come in these areas in such a situation of peace. They conclude that at the end of the report they give their recommendations for what they believe to be a "practical and necessary course of action." (paragraph six)
These 15 experts set you straight in the first section that they are doing to be totally objective in their study. (Section one, paragraph five) They made a "continuously self-conscious effort" to keep the values of "good" and "bad". They admit that it wasn't easy, but as far as they could tell, it had never been done before. The previous studies for peace had taken certain things into consideration:"...the importance of human life, the superiority of democratic institutions, the greatest 'good' for the greatest number, the 'dignity' of the individual, the desirability of maximum healthier and longevity,...." These experts did not. Instead they attempted to "....apply the standards of physical science...." and go on to quote Whitehead who said, "...ignores all judgments of value; for instance, all esthetics and moral judgments."
In other words, people the idea of human rights, and the value of human life are not at all taken into consideration in the putting together of the Report. They took their assignment, and decided how they could take care of all the problems without considering the people involved. In this report, as you will see, human beings are being brought down to the level of herds of animals.
Section four is interesting. (War and Peace as Social Systems). They point out that wars are not "caused" because of international conflicts of interest. (paragraph seven). They further comment that "...war-making, active or contemplated, is a matter of life and death on the greatest scale subject to social control..." In paragraph six of this same section, they comment that the "threats" against the "national interest" are created or accelerated to "meet the changing needs of the war system". This will be in more detail in the next section, where they discuss the "Functions of War". (Section five) for each section, along with their "Substitutes for the Functions of War (Section six). We will include booth the "functions" and the "substitutes" under each heading.
FUNCTION OF WAR / SUBSTITUTES FOR THE FUNCTIONS OF WAR
They go into great detail on the "Functions of War" (Section five) and the "Substitutes for the Functions of War" (Section six). The areas covered are: economic, political, sociological, ecological, cultural and scientific. These areas are all affected by the "functions of war" so they will have to find "substitutes for the functions of war" in order to have peace. see: Silent Weapons For a Quiet War
One "function of war" is that it uses organized violence to defend or advance "national interest". They believe it is necessary for a military establishment to "create a need for it's unique powers" (Section five, paragraph two)
Another major "function of war" is that it produces waste. This waste is a means to control surpluses. It also produces jobs and industrial advancement. War, basically, stimulates the economy. Paragraph eight states, "It is, and has been the essential economic stabilizer of modern societies."
In section six, they come up with options that can replace war. They have two criteria: they must be wasteful, and must operate outside the normal supply and demand system. They make a list of social welfare programs, such as heath and housing. But they comment that there is a weakness in changing the money form the military spending to social-welfare. Unless it was run like the military , "subject to arbitrary control". (paragraph 12) This control would com in the form of building (public housing--medical centers) that can be accelerated or stopped, depending on what it would take to create a stable economy. Another option would be a series of "giant space research programs". (paragraph 13)
One "function of war" in the political sense, is that war is "virtually synonymous with nationhood" (paragraph two) War has been essential for nations to exist independently. So, with "peace", nations lose their national sovereignty.
So a "substitute for the function of war" politically would have to come up with something that would be compatible with no national sovereignty. Nations can still exist in the "administrative sense" (paragraph two). But there would have to be institutions, such as a "World Court or a United Nations" that had the real authority.
One of the things considered was generating a type of space enemy. They acknowledge that, "...most ambitious and unrealistic space project cannot of itself generate a believable eternal menace...."(paragraph seven) Even the "flying saucer instances" were not encouraging enough to be used to unite "....mankind against the danger of destruction by 'creatures' from other planets...."
An effective substitute for war, would require "alternate enemies". (paragraph seven) They go on to say that a "gross pollution of the environment" could eventually replace the mass destruction by nuclear weapons, as a "threat to the survival of the species", (meaning humans). In paragraph eight, they go on to say that "...Poisoning of the air, and the principles sources of food and water supply, is already well advanced,". This, at first glance, would seem to be promising. But they go on to say, "...by present indications it will be a generation to a generation and a half before environmental pollution, however severe, will be sufficiently menacing, on a global scale....." In other words, pollution can offer a solution to get rid of the population that nuclear war does; and it's already being done, but it would take a generation to a generation and a half to accomplish the desired goal. They go on to explain that the rate of population could be "increased selectively". (paragraph nine) If there was a "modifying of existing programs" that deter the pollution, it could speed up the process to make this solution credible sooner.
Paragraph ten stresses the fact that even though some of the alternate enemies mentioned may seem unlikely, they are sure that one must be found. It must be of "...credible quality and magnitude, if a transition to peace is ever to come without social disintegration. Plain English? There must be some type of "disaster" found that will unite the nations to come under one roof.
The "function of war" in this section is, in the author of this report's opinion, an insult to human intelligence. In the third paragraph, they discuss the fact that military service has a "patriotic" priority in society. This as an idea needs to be "maintained for its own sake". It can be used as a "...control device over the hostile, nihilistic, and potential unsettling elements of society in transition, (meaning, though they don't use the term, people) the draft can again be defended, and quite convincingly, as a 'military' necessity." They go on in the fourth paragraph that the "...armed forces in every civilization have provided....state-supported haven .....for the 'unemployable'..." They go on to comment that a replacement for this "function of war" must "involve a real risk of personal destruction..." If the substitute doesn't provide a believable life and death threat, it will not serve the "...socially organizing function of war." (paragraph 12)
In the "substitution for the function of war" there were two critical classifications. In order for there to be a stable society in a world of peace, the following tow criteria would be needed:
an effective substitute for military institutions that neutralize destabilizing social elements" (which means neutralize anti-social people) This would be essential for "social control", and
a credible motivational surrogate for war that can insure social cohesiveness", which would be the basic way to adapt human drives to what the society needs. (paragraph one)
One possible solution to control "potential enemies of society" (paragraph six) would be to reintroduce slavery. They asserted that the "traditional association of slavery" should not blind us to "..its adaptability to advanced forms of social organization..." They acknowledge that the "Western moral and economic values" do not line up with slavery. But it is possible to develop a "....sophisticated form of slavery..." that may "..be an absolute prerequisite for social control in a world of peace..." They maintain that the first "logical" step would be the "adoption of some form of 'universal' military service."
In paragraph seven, they comment that the "'alternate enemy' must imply a more immediate, tangible, and indirectly felt threat of destruction." This enemy must justify taking and paying a "blood price" in the wide area of human concern. They go on into paragraph eight to say, "...inconsiderable actual sacrifice of life; the construction of an up-to-date mythological or religious structure for this purpose would present difficulties in our era,...certainly be considered." They go on to discuss the development of "blood games" (paragraph nine) to effectively control individual aggressive impulses. To be realistic, a ritual of this type might be "socialized" like the Spanish Inquisition and the "witch trials of other periods". The purposes would be for "social purification", and "State security". Though this type of thing is doubtful, it is "...considerable less fanciful than the wishful notion of many peace planners that a lasting condition of peace can be brought about without the most painstaking examination of every possible surrogate for the essential functions of war." They considered this, "in a sense" the quest for "William Jame's 'moral equivalent of war'."
This "function of war" is put in a way very degrading to man. It starts out in paragraph one with, "Man, like all other animals". Man is brought down to the level of beasts. They go on to comment that, "To forestall the inevitable historical cycles of inadequate food supply, post- Neolithic man destroys surplus members of his own species by organized warfare." It gets better in paragraph two, where man is compared "in a limited degree" with rats. This is because they kill their own kind.
One of the "functions of war" they state, has "...served to help assure the (survival) of the human species." (paragraph three) They go on to say that in nature, it is survival of the fittest; the "inferior" disappear. With war, this function is reversed, because those who fight and die during wars, are "in general its (its meaning man) biologically stronger members." In paragraph six, they state: "Conventional methods of warfare would almost surely prove inadequate, in this event, to reduce the consuming population to a level consistent with survival of the species." Species, of course meaning man. So conventional warfare may not be able to kill enough people. They go on to say (paragraph seven) that, "The second relevant factor is the efficiency of modern methods of mass destruction. Even if their use is not required to meet a world population crisis, they offer, perhaps paradoxically, the first opportunity in the history of man to halt the regressive genetic effects of natural selection by war."
They have some interesting ideas for "substitutes for the functions of war". Since war has shortcomings as a way for "selective population control", they believe that coming up with substitutes for this function " should be comparatively simple". (paragraph one) They believe that even though war has not "been genetically progressive", it cannot be fairly faulted as a "system of gross population control to preserve the species".
They believe to have a "universal requirement" for procreation be limited to "artificial insemination "would be fully adequate substitute control for population levels". Conception and embryonic growth would take place under laboratory conditions. This type of "reproductive system" would have the advantage of "being susceptible of direct eugenic management". (Sounds like a "Brave New World" to me.) When this report was written, steps to have "total control of conception with a variant of the ubiquitous 'pill', via water supplies or certain essential foodstuffs, off set by a controlled 'antidote'" was already being developed: by teams of experimental biologists in Massachusetts, Michigan, and California, Mexico and the U.S.S.R. (paragraph four)
This solution, they realize, cannot come about a substitute for war while there is still war. The reason? "...excess population is war material." (paragraph five) As long as there is even "a remote possibility of war" societies "must maintain a supportable population" even if it effects the economy.
CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC
The "function of war" wouldn't make too much difference in the area of art. They do believe that it has a role "..as the fundamental determinant of culture values." (paragraph two) Right now art shows "...The exaltation of bravery, the willingness to kill and risk death in tribal warfare".
The "function of war" concerning science is a different story. What motivates the development of science on all levels.
A "substitution for the function of war" for art would simply be for art to change. It could be used as previously "in a few primitive peace-oriented system". (paragraph three) Art would be "reassigned" to "...decoration, entertainment, or ply...". it would be "entirely free of the burden of expressing the socio-moral values and conflicts of a war-oriented society..."
In science a "substitution for the function of war" could be to go into a "giant space research program" (paragraph four) They have found, if all war threats were to end tomorrow, the quest for scientific knowledge could go forward, without slowing down for "perhaps two decades". (paragraph five) There are many "unresolved" social issues that can be researched and dealt with.
We have combined section's five and six to show you that what the "experts" said the "functions of war" are in our society along with some of their "substitutions for the functions of war". Section five ended with some extra comments that we will summarize here.
They consider war a "general social release" (paragraph two) It provides "the release and redistribution of undifferentiated tensions". In other words, a type of therapy. It is a "generational stabilizer" (paragraph three) that enables the "deteriorating older generation" to "maintain control of the younger, destroying it if necessary". It clears ideology. It is a basis for international understanding.
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
Since war is not a "political issue" but used as a means of control, if an "era of peace" were to come, there would have to be drastic changes. Section Seven gives the "bottom line".
War has provided a dependable system to maintain economies. Any substitute would have to be able to take the place of what war does to maintain economies. There would have to be a way to take care of the "waste" war does that will permit it to be independent of the normal supply and demand economy. It must be subject to "arbitrary political control". (paragraph three-Substitutes for Functions of War: Criteria)
In the political aspect, war has been the foundation for a stable government. Political authority is accepted. War has made it able "to maintain necessary class distinctions". It also ensures the "subordination of the citizen to the state" though the concept of nationhood. (paragraph three, functions of war) The substitute for war must make it so an external menace would require people to accept the political authority.
The sociological function has been able to control dangerous social dissidence and destructive tendencies. It has been able to motivate human behavior with social allegiance. To replace this, a credible omnipresent and understood fear of personal destruction must be generated. This fear must be big enough to transcend the value of an individual human to the greater good of the whole.
The ecological function has been used to maintain a balance between gross human population and the supplies available for its survival. The substitute must insure the survival of the species. (man)
SUBSTITUTES FOR THE FUNCTIONS OF WAR: MODELS
Here are a few examples these "experts" came up with in order to replace some of the functions of war. The economic function can be replaced with an in depth social-welfare program. This program can be directed towards the improvement of the conditions of human live. An unreachable space research program is another option. Disarmament inspection system with variants of such a system.
The political function can be a omnipresent (virtually omnipotent) international police force. There should be an established and recognized extraterrestrial menace. They recommend massive global and environmental pollution. They even suggest fictitious alternate enemies.
The sociological function (they call the Control function) can be programs derived from using the Peace Corps as a model. Slavery in a modern, sophisticated form is another option. A motivational function to get control can be intensified environmental pollution. Also, making new religious or other mythologies. Socially oriented blood games is another option.
Since war isn't choosey on who dies, the ecological function can be a comprehensive program of applied eugenics. (Plain English: breeding superior races)
I am going to end the summary of this report here. Yes, there is much more in the report, but I believe you get the jest of it. I am going on to bring this report into what is happening today.
ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS BEING FOLLOWED?
This report was concluded in 1966. President Kennedy was shot before he could explain what he was talking about at Columbia University. Johnson ordered this Report to be sealed. The "experts" recommended that no one, except those who needed to know, be exposed to the contents of this report. One man, to whom the American people owe a debt of gratitude, thought we had a right to know. Let's take a look at what has been going on in America in the past 30 years. Are we being manipulated and conditioned to accept a New World Order from an outline of 15 experts? (Because of lack of space, I will be summarizing. I encourage people to further investigate any examples given to verify).
I found it very interesting that these "experts" took all moral issues out of their evaluations. Man was brought down to the level of animals, like a herd of cattle that needed to have decided what was best for the greater good of the herd. Who would have to be slaughtered and who could be used to increase the herd? What could be done to get rid of the excess members of the herd? What about the potentially "criminal" cattle who would not go with what the owners decided would be best?
This Report made us to be pawns that have been used to benefit the elite. Great study and care was taken as what to do to re-condition these pawns to a whole different type of thinking. These pawns who have been conditioned so long to think one way. Though the types of things I will be discussing are happening all over the world, I will be mainly talking about America. There couldn't be a New World Order if America didn't fall first.
Since the legalizing of abortion, over twenty years ago, there have been over 36 million Americans murdered before they could be born. That is more Americans than have died in all the conflicts America has been involved with all put together. American's have been conditioned to believe that this is not "murder" but is "choice".
For Desert Storm, our soldiers had to have shots to "protect them against chemical warfare". These shots were the germs of botchulism and amthrax. Since then over 7000 of our best service men have died. see: The Resnick Interview with Peter Kawaja
Euthanasia and the "right to die with dignity" are being pushed so the "quality of life" can be improved.
Extermination camps are being built to do away with "undesirables".
Aids is a government made disease that the spread of it is encouraged by our government.
GLOBAL PEACE KEEPERS
The United Nations (UN) has a military that goes around the world as "peace keepers". The members of the UN forces come from all countries. These "peace keepers" are also stationed in the United States in the closed bases throughout the country. They are also in some of the bases that are opened. Foreign tanks and vehicles are coming to America and secretly being painted white (UN color) in various military installations around the country.
The US is disarming their military and closing down military bases all over the country. Our president can sign an executive order that will put the military under the command of the UN. US soldiers are already having to put aside their oath and take the oath of the UN forces.
Racism is being pushed over the media and though the government. Should riots develop, as in other countries, we will need a "peace keeping" force in the US. They are ready.
NEW RELIGIONS? BLOOD SACRIFICES?
The New Age will be the only acceptable religion of the NWO. It is everything against Christianity and has infiltrated every area of our lives.
Satanism and other Occult religions are already having ritual human sacrifices.
When this was written, over 30 years ago they acknowledged that this would be hard to convince the people of. Even with the UFO sightings that had already been put out. What has happened in the past 30 years?
Well, there have been "alien abductions", and many more UFO sightings. To top it off, there are UFO clubs where people who have "seen aliens" or "been abducted" can get together for conventions.
To top that off, we have had over 25 years of Star Trek, which has enforced a one world government. Throughout both series and the movies they have the "New Age" philosophy. (New Age will be the only philosophy accepted by the NWO) These folks have all kinds of experience with various races on other planets. see: Dirty Watchtower Secrets. // Like Father Like Son: George W. Bush and the Fake Alien Invasion
Star Wars has also conditioned people to believe in a "galaxy far far away". These reinforce extra terrestrial life on other planets. The two movies, "V" and "V the Final Battle" and then the series shows and invasion from another planet. The movie "Alien" shows this also. The world would have to unite, should the "movies and television programs" come to life with a "real" enemy. see: "War of the Worlds" Mind Control Experiment - New World Order Test Run
There is not scientific evidence available to prove all the environmental problems our government it trying to push on us. There is no such problem as "global warming" for example. But, people such as Vice President Gore and "NWO Lieutenant" Rockefeller are coming out with books that if we don't unite as a world, to work on the environmental problems, we will not survive. (Fictitious Enemy?) see: Global Warming's Dirty New Secret // Global Warming Claims Based on False Data
MORE FICTITIOUS ENEMIES
It is interesting that the media, with the help of the government, is coming up with all these "potentially dangerous" groups of people? These extremist groups, such as Christians, Militia members, talk show hosts, right wing radicals, conservatives etc., are being mentioned regularly as "potential terrorists". Between this and the racism the government is pushing, it will make it easy for them to call a police state, and round up all the people who disagree with them. Those considered to be "enemies of the state". see: "Project Megiddo"
Anyone on welfare is already a slave to the government. They are working on legislation where these people will have to work for their benefits. After 1996, (around May) these benefits will not come in the form of cash or food stamps. There will be a debit card. This will stop "welfare fraud" and give the government more control over it's welfare slaves.
There are also several labor camps built, ready to activated. These labor camps will be for strong prisoners who are considered "dissidents".
These experiments are already done on aborted babies. Thanks to a bill signed into law by Pres. Clinton to support fetal experiments.
What many folks don't know about are the bio-spheres being built in the mountains. (The two I know about are, in Washington state and North Carolina.) No one can have access to these places now as they are surrounded by guards. Bio-sphere is the UN term for Colony. It is rumored that these "colonies" are being used for breeding of the "superior race".
There are also concentration camps built that have "storage facilities" for human organs. These camps will be used for genetic experiments.
I would like to comment that in all the reports this author has done, and all the information I have read, Iron Mountain has had the biggest impact on me. The fact that a few men can come up with a plan to bring a "once free nation" into fascism upsets me. The fact that many of their suggestions are being followed makes me angry. The fact the majority of the American people don't know, and don't want to know is very unbelievable to me.
I'm sure our founding fathers are "spinning in their graves" as they watch us give up with out a fight what they fought and died for without a fight.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY!
Copyright 1998 PropheZine - Bob Lally
From the editor of Wisdom and Freedom:
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Back in the late 1960's was attending UW Madison. Resistance to the Vietnam War was peaking, and there was incredible grapevine associated with what was actually transpiring nationwide. A housemate was a grad student from Columbia, who participated in the Columbia coordinating committee against the war. I had read this document and mentioned it to him, he said it was authored by Paul Krassner, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krassner, under the pseudonym L. Lewis. Krassner and his contacts were at the heart of counterculture activities, one could not put this past him, but verification is still murky. Krassner could have pulled it off because he was an insider wr2 the publication industry, and knew persons that might facilitate this. The same thing happened with Ginsberg who had friends in the publishing business and had an in depth article written on psychotropic substances published in Look. This gave the counterculture movement nationwide traction.
Still it is a lesson. The content is clearly detailed and manufactures many rivulets of questions pertaining to policy and interests. Whether real or not, it is provocative. If someone can provide closure to this question it would be meaningful. As Santana, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Santayana, not Carlos, said, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, http://thinkexist.com/quotes/george_santayana/.
Our problem today is that the lesson is not learned and hysterical plans continue in the Dr. Strangelove mode, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove. This is where we are now. Many unlearned lessons, and muted warnings.
Still, as best as I can recall words read over forty years ago, it made an impression. The conclusion was governments were insane then, and things apparently have not changed.
Personally, it is about the agreement, and while we can sound alert about all the foul events that appear to be transpiring for whatever reason or agenda, in the process of changing the agreement conduct must change. How does this occur? By force, through intelligence, through sacrifice and commitment? How much are we committed to the dance? Do we hide behind our computers and not get out on the streets? We have a global community that could be organizing globally to strategize the shift and not merely noting events seemingly outside our control. I thank god I can be in this time and space, to witness and to act for the opportunity of humanity to humanize our future. This is a mantra of change. There should be no fear, merely joyful anticipation.
Interesting link to a series of historical events. As most probably know there are many speculations wr2 the reasons for the assassination of Kennedy -- pulling out of Vietnam, reigning in the CIA, Bush senior was CIA Houston Department head, the support ships for the Bay of Pigs were the Houston and the Barbara of Bush line, [http://tomflocco.com/fs/FbiMemoPhotoLinkBushJfk.htm], and decommissioning the Fed. There was also a combined effort on Bobby's part to address organized crime. The two of them pissed off allot of special interests. If one considers the above mentioned order, it may have been a proactive lever to finally obsolete the fed. It is best not to jump to conclusions before the all dots are reviewed.
There are other historical connections which might interest.
In the scheme of things, who, what, where, and how are the strings being pulled?
Paul Married Nina J. Loeb, daughter of Solomon Loeb, founder of the New York investment firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Company.
American Society for the Control of Cancer:
"At the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Gynecological Society held on May 7, 1913 in Washington, members decided to establish a national society for cancer control. This became the American Society for the Control of Cancer. On May 22, 1913, the Society was actually created at a meeting of ten doctors and five laymen. The purpose of the society was to disseminate knowledge concerning symptoms, treatment and prevention of cancer; to investigate conditions under which cancer is found; and to compile statistics with regard thereto." George C. Clark, a layman, was president from 1913-19; Dr. Charles A. Powers from 1919-22; Dr. Howard C. Taylor from 1922-30; Dr. Jonathan M. Wainwright from 1930-32; and George H. Bigelow from 1932-34. Dr. George Soper, an epidemiologist, was the first Managing Director in 1922, and Clarence Cook Little became Managing Director in 1929. (Early Contributions of Non-Government Organizations I. Japan and USA. By Kunio Aoki. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2001;2:15-26.)
A committee of laymen was appointed in April 1913 to plan an organization to fight cancer. The next month, they met a committee of physicians in the Harvard Club in New York. (To Extend Fight on Cancer. New York Times, May 23, 1913.) Officers of The National Anticancer Association (temporary name). President: George C. Clark, New York. Vice presidents: Dr. Clement Cleveland, New York; Lewis M. McMurty, Louisville; Dr. Edward Reynolds, Boston; Dr. Edward Martin, Philadelphia; and Dr. L.F. Barker, Baltimore. Secretary: Thomas M. Debevoise, New York. The executive committee: Dr. George Brewer, New York; Dr. F.F. Simpson, Pittsburgh; Dr. Livingston Farrand, New York; Dr. Joseph Bloodgood, Baltimore; Dr. A.D. Bevan, Chicago; Dr. Leroy Broun, New York; Dr. Howard Lilienthal, New York; Dr. Jeff Miller, New Orleans; Dr. James E. Wing, New York; Dr. Charles Powers, Denver; Reuben Peterson, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Dr. William M. Studiford, New York; Dr. Howard C. Taylor, New York; John E. Parsons and V. Everitt Macy. The laymen's committee: James Speyer, V. Everitt Macy, Thomas W. Lamont, George C. Clark, F.L. Hoffman, John E. Parsons, and Thomas M. Debevoise. "Among the women who will aid in the work are Mrs. James Speyer, Mrs. E.R. Hewitt, Mrs. Robert G. Mead, Mrs. Robert C. Black, Mrs. Frederick W. Vanderbilt, Mrs. George C. Clark, Mrs. V. Everitt Macy, Mrs. H. Winthrop Gray, Mrs. Russell Sage, Mrs. F.F. Thompson, and Mrs. Robert W. de Forest." (To Fight Cancer. Boston Daily Globe, May 23, 1913.)
"Howard Bayne, a Vice-President of the Columbia-Knickerbocker Trust Company, was elected Treasurer, the only office which was not filled at the first meeting.... Mrs. Robert G. Mead was chosen Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, with power to chose [sic] other members. Among the women who are interested in the movement are Mrs. Russell Sage, Mrs. F.W. Vanderbilt, and Mrs. James Speyer." (Organize to Fight Cancer. New York Times, June 10, 1913, p. 22.)
"'The society has been launched by men of the highest standing in the medical profession, including Dr. Clement Cleveland of New York, Lewis M. McMurtrie of Louisville, Dr. A.D. Devin of Chicago, Dr. Joseph C. Bloodgood of Baltimore, Dr. Edward Reynolds of Boston, Dr. Edward Martin of Philadelphia, Dr. F.F. Simpson of Pittsburgh, Dr. C. Jeff Miller of New Orleans, Dr. Charles Powers of Denver, Dr. F.R. Greene, Secretary of the American Medical Association, and Dr. Livingston Farrand, Executive Secretary of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. Frederick L. Hoffman and Samuel Hopkins Adams, who have done much for popularizing sound medical knowledge, are members of the Executive Committee, as are such leaders in the world of affairs as George C. Clark, James Speyer, New York banker, and V. Everit Macy, who is identified with several of the great movements for social advance. The movement started in a committee appointed by the American Gynecological Society. The organization was approved by the other constituent bodies of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons, and by the American Medical Association. Further stimulus has come from the Clinical Congress of Surgeons of North America at its recent meeting in Chicago.'" (Address by Graham Romeyn Taylor, in: National Society to Fight Cancer. New York Times, Nov. 30, 1913, p. 12.)
[Livingston Farrand was Executive Secretary of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis from 1905 to 1914 (which had been co-founded by William Henry Welch, S&B 1870); and was later president of the University of Colorado and Cornell University (1921-1937).]
At the meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine in association with the ASCC, Dr. George D. Stewart and others proclaimed that radium was useless. And, "Dr. F.C. Wood of Columbia University said that experiments in recent years in search of a cure for cancer had been based largely upon the methods learned in developing remedies for bacteriological diseases. He said that it had now been established almost beyond question that cancer was not a germ disease nor in any way allied to germ diseases, and that much of the work done lately in laboratories had been in the way of unlearning the theories which had been built up on the analogy of bacterial diseases. He said that nothing had been accomplished in the search for the cause of the disease beyond the disproof of the theory that cancer was communicable or that it was brought into the body of the patient in any way from the outside." Louis I. Dublin, statistician of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, said that early diagnosis and early treatment would reduce mortality by one-third. Officers elected at the annual meeting of the ASCC were George C. Clark of New York, President; Dr. L.F. Barker of Baltimore, Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan of Chicago, Dr. Lewis S. McMurtry of Louisville, and Dr. Edward Reynolds of Boston, vice presidents; Thomas M. Debevoise of New York, secretary; Howard Bayne of New York, Treasurer; Curtis E. Lakeman of New York, Secretary. New directors elected: Prof. C.E.A. Winslow of Yale, Dr. Charles H. Hastings of Toronto, Dr. M.F. Engman of St. Louis, Dr. Robert B. Greenough of Boston, Dr. Joseph Ransohoff of Cincinnati, Dr. W.D. Haggard of Nashville, and Dr. Palmer Findley of Omaha. (Call Surgery Only Remedy for Cancer. New York Times, May 19, 1916.) In fact, in 1914, Dr. Edward C. Rosenau of the University of Chicago had performed experiments demonstrating that ulcers were an infectious disease, and Drs. H. Hartmann and P. Lecène found that stomach ulcers degenerated into cancer.
ASCC in the 1920s
The Lasker family, including Albert D. Lasker, his mother Nettie, brother Edward (President of the Texas Star Flour Mills in Galveston), and sisters Florina, Loula, and Etta (Mrs. Samuel J. Rosensohn) donated $50,000 to the American Society for the Control of Cancer, in honor of Harry M. Lasker, who died of cancer in March 1921. ($50,000 to Fight Cancer. Washington Post, Feb. 28, 1922.)
Elected to the board of directors of the ASCC in 1923: Dr. Howard C. Taylor (also Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Committee), Calvert Brewer of the U.S. Mortgage and Trust Company (also Treasurer), Thomas M. Debevoise (also Secretary) and Mrs. Robert G. Mead. Dr. Edward Reynolds was made Chairman of the Advisory Council and Drs. Clement Cleveland, Livingston Farrand, George E. Armstrong of Montreal, and Dr. Rudolph Matas of New Orleans were chosen Vice Chairmen. Members of the Executive Committee: Cleveland, Debevoise, Mead, Reynolds; Mrs. Samuel Adams Clark; Dr. Haven Emerson; Dr. John C.A. Gerster; Dr. Howard Lilienthal; Drs. George H. Semken and Francis Carter Wood of New York; Drs. Joseph Colt Bloodgood and Thomas S. Cullen of Baltimore; Dr. Robert B. Greenough of Boston; Dr. Frederick L. Hoffman; and Curtis E. Lakeman of Albany. (Cancer Society Meets. New York Times, March 4, 1923.)
Dr. Howard C. Taylor was elected president to succeed the late Charles A. Powers; Dr. Francis Carter Wood, Vice President, Thomas M. Debevoise Secretary, and Calvert Brewer, Treasurer. Dr. George A. Soper was the managing director. (Aided By Cancer Campaign. New York Times, Mar. 9, 1925.) During the early 1920s, the ASCC established branches in Europe. "Its managing director, Dr. George A. Soper, toured Europe in 1924, visiting the twenty-odd cancer societies that had been inspired by the success of the ASCC and looking into research and treatment facilities. He reported his findings in "Cancer Control in Europe," which was published by the Society in 1925. The Executive Committee decided that 'the investigation of what other countries were doing in regard to cancer control had produced much information.' This led logically to the idea of holding an international cancer symposium. The dates were September 20-24, 1926; the place Lake Mohonk, New York." (From "Crusade: The Official History of the American Cancer Society," by Walter S. Ross, Arbor House Publishing Co.,1987.)
ASCC Gets Rockefeller Money, 1926
The Executive Committee of the ASCC, 1926: Dr. Howard C. Taylor, President; Dr. George A. Soper; Dr. Joseph C. Bloodgood, Baltimore; Calvert Brewer, New York; Mrs. Samuel Adams Clark, New York; Dr. Clement Cleveland; Dr. Thomas S. Cullen, Baltimore; Thomas M. Debevoise, Dr. Haven Emerson, Dr. James Ewing, Dr. John C.A. Gerster, of New York; Dr. Robert B. Greenough, Boston; Dr. F.L. Hoffman, Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Curtis E. Lakeman, Dr. Howard Lilienthal and Mrs. Robert G. Mead of New York; Dr. Edward Reynolds, Boston, and Dr. George H. Semken, New York. Francis Carter Wood had just returned from Europe, where the British Empire Cancer Campaign and Imperial Cancer Research Fund has been recently founded. (Bid Nation Awake to Fight on Cancer. New York Times, Jan. 20, 1926.)
In May 1926, John D. Rockefeller Jr. made an unconditional gift of $100,000 to the ASCC, plus an additional $10,000 toward expenses for a congress of cancer specialists at Lake Mohonk, to be held in September. Winthrop W. Aldrich was Chairman of the Campaign Committee. "The active Campaign Committee... includes Thomas M. Debevoise, Walter Douglas, Robert C. Hill, Ivy L. Lee, V. Everit Macy, Mrs. Robert G. Mead, Samuel W. Reyburn, Dean Sage, Miss Elsie M. Schefer, Dr. George A. Soper, Louis Morris Starr and Allen Wardwell.... The active Campaign Committee of which Mr. Aldrich is Chairman is part of a larger General Committee, headed by Thomas W. Lamont. Other members are John G. Agar, Ancell H. Ball, Howard Bayne, Calvert Brewer, Robert S. Brewster, Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, Dr. S. Parkes Cadman, Lewis L. Clark, Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, Everett Colby, Archibald Douglas, Frederick H. Ecker, Haley Fiske, Charles Hayden, Charles Evans Hughes, Darwin F. Kingsley, Robert R. Laidlaw, Mrs. William B. Meloney, Albert G. Milbank, Edgar Park, Seward Prosser, the Very Rev. Howard C. Robbins, Finley J. Shepard, James Speyer, Frederick Strauss and Owen D. Young." (Rockefeller Aids Cancer Study Fund. New York Times, May 3, 1926, p.9.) Cadman, Coffin, Hughes, and Young were all members of the Advisory Committee of the Yale Institute of Human Relations in 1929.
In 1926, the ASCC participated in C.-E.A. Winslow's centralization of the US health establishment.
At a luncheon at the Bankers Club, 120 Broadway, with Thomas W. Lamont of J.P. Morgan & Co. presiding, Winthrop W. Aldrich announced that gifts of $199,500 had raised the total to $338,515. These were from Edward S.Harkness, $100,000; J.P. Morgan & Co., $50,000; Walter C. Ladd and V. Everitt Macy, $11,000 each; Stephen C. Clark, $10,000; Anonymous, $5,000; Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Ball, $2,500; and $1000 each from Winthrop W. Aldrich, Howard Bayne, John R. Bradley, Bernardo Braga, T.M. Debevoise, Walter W. Douglas, Dean Sage, James Speyer, and Dr. H.C. Taylor. "Faulty care of the teeth and the excessive use of tobacco were mentioned by Dr. James Ewing, director of cancer research at the Memorial Hospital, as dangerous hazards leading to possible causes of cancer. Dr. Ewing told of 'white spot disease,' whose symptoms are tiny white spots on the tongue or skin of a hardened smoker. 'When that occurs it is time for the smoker to lay down his cigar for good,' said Dr. Ewing, 'if he would stave off a possible attack of cancer.'" (Anti-Cancer Fund Goes to $338,515. New York Times, Jun. 19, 1926.)
James Ewing Proclaims Health Fascist Ideology at Lake Mohonk, 1926
James Ewing was featured with about three-fourths of the space given to the Lake Mohonk cancer congress (Assails Overeating As Cause of Cancer. New York Times, Sep. 23, 1926, p. 10.) "Overemphasis on hereditary tendency toward cancer and ill-grounded announcements of the discoveries of alleged cancer-causing organisms have retarded the course of cancer prevention and cancer control, according to Dr. James Ewing of New York, who addressed the conference of cancer specialists meeting here at the call of the American Society for the Control of Cancer.
"Many cancers are the result of known irritations and are preventable, said Dr. Ewing. 'Cancers of the lip, mouth, tongue, and tonsil,' he added, 'are due mainly to broken or sharp-edged and uneven teeth or to tobacco. Gastric cancer is generally traced to abuse of the stomach. Early and abrupt weaning is a frequent cause of mammary cancer, although these and other cancers are the result of known causes and can be prevented.....'
"Opposes Parasitic Theory. 'Another far more serious is the widespread assumption of the parasitic theory of the origin of cancer. If cancer is due to the action of an unknown, microscopic, perhaps ultramicroscopic universal parasite, then effectual prevention must wait upon its discovery.'" [Sic. What is the point of insisting upon a "universal parasite" when there are a multitude of viruses and microorganisms, each afflicting different tissues and organs. And since when are one's preferences in prevention the determinant of cause? -cast]
"'At the present day I have no hesitation in committing myself without reservation against this theory. With most general pathologists, I regard it as incompatible with the known facts about cancer. [Sic - which amounted to virtually nothing -cast] The assumption of a universal cancer parasite can only be held by those who assume in addition that cancer is a single disease, comparable to tuberculosis. [Sic - this is a red herring concocted by the enemies of Germ Theory -cast] This assumption appears to be untenable. [So who would want to advance it anyway? This is a straw man -cast] Cancer is not a single pathological entity, but a great group of diseases of various origin and course.'
"After a discussion of the various types cancer Dr. Ewing continued: 'If there were less anticipation of the imminent discovery of the universal cancer parasite, fewer announcements of its demonstration and more recognition of the specific exciting factors of cancer the cause of cancer control would be benefited.' [Sic - only the cause of controlling peoples' lives would benefit -cast]
"'Finally the chief difficulty in arousing interest in the prevention of cancer is found in the necessary absence of immediate tangible results. Since the major forms of cancer are largely the result of human habits and bad habits, a certain intelligent reformation of the habits of the race must be accomplished before cancer prevention can show very tangible results. There is all the more need of approaching the subject with a sane systematic program.' [The health fascists do not want to admit that an oncogenic virus may be contracted merely by the "bad habit" of going to work, where one is exposed to someone who infected others before realizing that they were infected! -cast]
"Points to Perils of Overeating. Discussing gastric cancer, Dr. Ewing continued: 'Man is the only animal who lives a long natural life with unrestricted access to unlimited quantities of food, and he is the only animal who suffers from gastric cancer. [Sic!] Habitual over-eating is a nearly universal human practice. We are in a safe position to point out to the public that the commonest and one of the most fatal forms of cancer is due to habitual abuse of the stomach.'" He smugly proclaimed that "It requires more than average intelligence to accept and act on advice which entails somewhat minute attention to one's organs. It also entails some time and means. Thus, when the means of prevention of cancer become widely known, cancer may become the eliminator of the unwary, the unintelligent, and the unfit.'" [This is scientific obstructionism in order to blame the victim for stomach cancer caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, rationalized with the fashionable rhetoric of Social Darwinism -cast]
The Lake Mohonk conference was closed with a dinner at the Astor on Sep. 24, 1926. Speakers included Canadian publicist Stephen Leacock; Wendell C. Phillips, president of the American Medical Association; Dr. William H. Welch; Dr. Raffaele Bastinelli, professor of surgery at the University of Rome, and Premier Mussolini's private physician; Dr. Henri Hartmann of Paris, director of the Anti-Cancer Centre at the Hotel Dieu; Dr. H.T. Deelman of the University of Gröningen, Holland; John Bland-Sutton, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and Vice Chairman of the British Empire Cancer Campaign. (Leacock Denounces Quacks. New York Times, Sep 25, 1926.)
Ewing was the first professor of pathology at Cornell University Medical School in 1899 [which had been newly created and funded by Tobacco Trust member Oliver H. Payne since 1898 -cast]. Ewing became an authority in cancer research after helping establish the Collis P. Huntington Fund for Cancer Research in 1902. He was also a co-founder of the American Association for Cancer Research in 1907. After meeting mining engineer James Douglas, president of the Phelps-Dodge Company, which was a major producer of radium, Ewing became one of the pioneers of radium treatment for cancer. Douglas's financial support of Memorial Hospital included the requirement that Ewing be appointed its pathologist. (James Ewing: The Man. The Society of Surgical Oncology, Inc. Dead link http://www.surgonc.org/sso/history2.htm.)
The donation was evidently part of a scheme by pathologists at Cornell Medical College (and their robber baron financiers) to create one of the largest cancer hospitals in the world, "of lesser proportions only than the Middlesex Hospital, London, and the Heidelberg Hospital," by merging with Memorial. Allan A. Ryan, the son of transit and utility baron and Tobacco Trust member Thomas Fortune Ryan, also contributed $50,000. Ewing and Dr. Howard A. Kelly of Johns Hopkins were to jointly share Douglas's radium. ($1,000,000 Pledged to Cancer Hospital. New York Times, May 2, 1914.) James Douglas's grandson, Lewis W. Douglas, was later the chairman of Memorial Hospital.
James Ewing was best man for his brother, Thomas Ewing of Pittsburgh. (Weddings of a Day. New York Times, June 10, 1903.) His niece, Barbara, married Lathrop Stanley Haskins, a banker with J.P. Morgan & Co. (Barbara Ewing Engaged to Wed. New York Times, Mar. 7, 1932; Miss Ewing Makes Her Bridal Plans. New York Times, Apr. 16, 1932.)
Douglas and Kelly's fellow radium-promoter was Charles L. Parsons, chief chemist of the US Bureau of Mines, whose son-in-law, Charles Proctor Cooper, became a director of the Guaranty Trust in 1929, and president of the Presbyterian Hospital in 1943.
The suppression of Dr. William B. Coley's bacterial toxin treatment for cancer has been attributed to James Ewing's hostility. (Coley's Toxins, by Wayne Martin. The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Feb-Mar 2003.). Coley was "instrumental in 1902 in securing a gift of $100,000 from Mrs. Collis P. Huntington for the establishment of the Collis P. Huntington Fund for Cancer Research," and he was chairman of the fund since 1909. (Rites Tomorrow for Dr. W.B. Coley, New York Times, Apr. 17, 1936.)
Collis P. Huntington (1821-1900), for whom the Fund for Cancer Research was named, was a business partner of Leland Stanford in the Central Pacific Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad companies. His adopted son, Archer M. Huntington, was on the board of trustees of Memorial Hospital, and his widow gave $100,000 to the institution. (Mrs. C.P. Huntington's Gift. Presents $100,000 to General Memorial Hospital for Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases. New York Times, May 24, 1902, p.7.) Collis Huntington was a director of Pacific Mail Steamship Company between 1890 and 1900; Oliver H. Payne of the Tobacco Trust and the Standard Oil Trust, who funded Cornell University's new Medical School in 1898, was a fellow director (Classified Ad. New York Times, May 30, 1890, p.6). James Speyer, member of the ASCC General Committee in 1926, had been Huntington's banker for 30 years. Huntington also founded the city of Newport News, Virginia, and its naval shipyard. Collis Huntington's private secretary, former newspaper man George E. Miles, "accompanied Horace Greeley on his memorable Presidential campaign tour in 1872, and took verbatim reports of all of Mr. Greeley's speeches." (Close to Eminent Men. New York Times, July 12, 1891.)
James Ewing was anointed the nation's cancer messiah with his picture on the cover of Time magazine, Jan. 12, 1931. In February, he was honored at a dinner by the medical board of Memorial Hospital, which was attended by 400 leading physicians. He was hailed as "the greatest cancer fighter" and presented with a "Book of Homage," compiled by Frank E. Adair. He was praised by James B. Murphy of the Rockefeller Institute, Livingston Farrand, Rockefeller attorney Thomas M. Debevoise, Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming, C.C. Little, and others. President Herbert Hoover, Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur, William H. Welch sent their regrets at being unable to attend. (Dr. Ewing Honored for Cancer Fight. New York Times, Feb. 1, 1931.) Time magazine was founded in 1923 by two members of Skull & Bones class of 1920, Henry Robinson Luce and Briton Hadden.
The ASCC recieved $10,000 each from Mrs. E.B. Blossom and Jeremiah Milbank; $5,000 each, William Bonbright, Clarence H. Mackay, and Mrs. C.E.F. McCann; $3,000 each from Max C. Fleischmann and Hiram W. Sibley; $2,500 each from C.W. Bingham and H.-G. Dalton; $2,000 from George Willis Peters; and $1,000 each from R. Fulton Cutting, Mrs. H.P. Davison, Howard Elliott, and H.M. Hanna, L.C. Hanna Jr., Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Harvey, Charles Hayden, Mrs. I.W. Laidlaw, Robert R. Laidlaw, J.L. Severance, Frederick Strauss, and two anonymous donations. Present at the proceedings were Hugh Auchincloss, Robert Bacon, Courtland D. Barnes, Willis H. Booth, Edwin M. Bulkley, Lawrence S. Butler, George F. Butterworth, George E. Canfield, Stephen P. Duggan, Mrs. Lyttleton Fox, Francis T. Hines, George O. May, Frank L. Polk, Henry W. Taft, Mrs. Charles Leonard, and Mrs. Russell Colgate. (Cancer Fund Gains $90,000 in Campaign. New York Times, Sep. 28, 1926.) (The Very Rev. Howard Chandler Robbins, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, was Chairman of the Church Committee of the ASCC Fund. Thomas W. Lamont was general chairman. (To Aid in Cancer Control. New York Times, Oct. 17, 1926.) The business men's committee consisted of Winthrop W. Aldrich, Thomas M. Debevoise, Walter Douglas, Mansfield Terry, Robert C. Hill, Samuel W. Reyburn and Dean Sage. They were "largely instrumental in raising the $457,775 that has been given already" toward a $1,000,000 endowment fund. (To Aid Cancer Society. New York Times, Nov. 11, 1926.) Patronesses of a benefit at the Colony Club included Mrs. Walter B. James, Mrs. Henry James, Mrs. Edward F. Hutton, Mrs. Francis C. Huntington, Mrs. Lyman Rhoades, Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, Mrs. Robert G. Mead, Mrs. Walter Jennings, and Mrs. Henry P. Davison. (To Aid Cancer Society. New York Times, Nov. 29, 1926.)
At a dinner for the ASCC, William Lawrence Saunders, Chairman of the Board of the Ingersoll-Rand Co. and a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, offered $50,000 to anyone who could discover what cancer is and how it could be prevented, and another $50,000 for a cure. Henry W. Taft was toastmaster, and Nicholas Murray Butler and Charles Evans Hughes were hosts. ($100,000 Offered For Cancer Cure. New York Times, Dec. 16, 1926.) Contributors of $1,000 or more: William Hale Harkness, Arthur Curtiss James, and Dunleavey Milbank, $10,000 each; George F. Baker Sr., $5,000; Samuel Mather, $3,000; Mrs. Charles B. Alexander and E.F. Hutton, $2,500 each; Mr. and Mrs. Windsor T. White, $2,000; Anton G. Hodenpyl, $1,500; Through Mrs. Frederick Lutz, $1,418; 3 Anonymous, Mrs. B.P. Bole, Edwin M. Bulkley, The Citizens' Aid Society, Mrs. Stuart Duncan, Mrs. Coburn Haskell, Mrs. Della Halle Hays, Samuel W. Morris, Mrs. Harold Irving Pratt, Mrs. Albert Russell, and John R. Todd, $1,000 each. ($514,709 For Cancer Fight. New York Times, Dec. 31, 1926.)
R. Fulton Cutting pledged $250,000 toward the ASCC endowment fund if the remainder was raised before Oct. 1, 1927. John D. Rockefeller Jr. had contributed $125,000 and Edward S. Harkness $100,000. Thomas W. Lamont and Owen D. Young sponsored the luncheon. Also at the speakers' table were Winthrop W. Aldrich, Thomas M. Debevoise, Mrs. Robert G. Mead, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Lessing Rosenthal, George A. Soper, Dr. Francis Carter Wood, head of the Crocker Institute of Cancer Research at Columbia University; Dr. George E. Brewer, Professor Emeritus of the College of Physicians and Surgeons; and Dr. Howard C. Taylor, President of the ASCC. (Cutting Aids Fund to Fight Cancer. New York Times, Feb. 3, 1927.) "The largest gift during the month was one of $25,000 from Miss Mary G. Thompson of 36 East Sixty-seventh Street. Other contributors were: Walter E. Frew, $5,000; Murry Guggenheim, S.R. Guggenheim and John F. Wilkie, $2,500 each; John E. Berwind, $2,000; Cornelius N. Bliss [Jr.], John Henry Hammond, Gates W. McGarrah,William H. Nichols, H. de B. Parsons, Charles Strauss, Myron C. Taylor, W.H. Truesdale, Mrs. Stanley G. Flagg Jr. of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Mrs. E.T. Stotesbury of Philadelphia, $1,000 each." ($50,000 to Cancer Society. New York Times, Feb. 20, 1927.) [R. Fulton Cutting's daughter, Ruth, was married to Reginald L. Auchincloss; while his brother, Charles Suydam Cutting, married the widow of American Tobacco heir James Cox Brady a few years later.] In Detroit, five-and-dime store magnate S.S. Kresge and W.A. Fisher of the Fisher Motor Company started a drive with $5,000 each. (Cancer Society Plans to Push Fund Drive. New York Times, May 19, 1927.)
Davison, Gates, Baker, & Jennings
Mrs. Henry P. Davison sponsored a three-day circus to benefit the ASCC. "Mrs. Brewster Jennings was in charge of refreshments, which were sold by a large committee of young matrons. Mrs. Artemus L. Gates, daughter of Mrs. Davison, was in charge of the tea garden, placed near the dancing platform, which had been built over the sands of the beach." Yachts owned by Mrs. Davison and George F. Baker Jr. plied the waters, delivering patrons from Westchester and Connecticut. (Peacock Point Fete Attracts Throngs. New York Times, Sep. 13, 1927.) Henry Pomeroy Davison was chairman of the War Council of the American Red Cross, which sent the mission to Russia to aid the Bolsheviks. Henry P. Davison Jr. was a member of Skull & Bones, 1920. Benjamin Brewster Jennings was the son of Oliver Gould Jennings, Skull & Bones 1887. His grandfathers, Benjamin Brewster and Oliver Burr Jennings, were among the financiers of the Standard Oil Company, and he was employed by this company and its successors since graduating from Yale in 1920. After retiring in 1958, he was elected chairman of the board of managers of Memorial Hospital in 1962. Mrs. Davison's son-in-law, Artemus L. Gates, was a member of Skull & Bones, 1918. He was later a member of the advisory board of the American Heart Association, and a member of the board of directors of Time Inc.
The executive committee of the ASCC consisted of Mrs. Robert G. Mead; Dr. Howard Canning Taylor, President; Prof. Francis Carter Wood, Vice President; Dr. James Ewing; Dr. George Soper, managing director; Thomas Debevoise; and Curtis E. Lakeman, "a social welfare expert and director of the Commonwealth Fund." The Treasurer was August Zinsser, President of the Central Savings Bank; and Mrs. Samuel Adams Clark was Chairman of the Membership Committee of the New York City Committee. (Anti-Cancer Drive in Full Swing Today. New York Times, Nov. 25, 1927.)
The New York City Cancer Committee, a division of the ASCC, was at 34 East Seventy-fifth Street. Its president, Dr. John C.A. Gerster, declared that "Cancer is not considered a germ disease. It is not contagious, and there is no danger of geting it by nursing or treating a case." Dr. P.K. Sauer was Secretary; August Zinsser, Treasurer; Mrs. Francis J. Rigney, Chairman of Publicity; Susan M. Wood, Executive Secretary. (New York to Hear Facts of Cancer. New York Times, Nov. 4, 1928.)
ASCC in the 1930s
The International Union for the Control of Cancer (UICC) was established in Paris in 1934.
The board of directors of the ASCC in 1936: Until 1937- Frank E. Adair, MD; Winthrop W. Aldrich; Calvert Brewer; R.H. Pike, MD; E.W. Goodpasture, MD; J. Shelton Horsley, MD; George R. Minot, MD; Frederick F. Russell, MD; H. Gideon Wells, MD; E.B. Wilson, PhD. Until 1938 - Thomas S. Cullen, MD; James Ewing, MD, Chairman; Robert B. Greenough, MD; Ludvig Hektoen, MD; Frederick L. Hoffman, LLD; George W. Holmes, MD; John J. Morton Jr., MD; Charles C. Norris, MD; Wm. A. O'Brien, MD; Thomas Parran Jr., MD. Until 1939 - Bowman C. Crowell, MD; Haven Emerson, MD; Ellis Fischel, MD; Samuel C. Harvey, MD; A.R. Kilgore, MD; James B. Murphy, MD; Stanley P. Reimann, MD; H.E. Robertson, MD; Burton T. Simpson, MD; Howard C. Taylor, MD. Clarence C. Little was Managing Director and Editor of the Society's namesake journal, and J.J. Bittner, PhD and A.M. Cloudman, PhD were Assistant Editors. Field Representatives were R.A. Herring, MD, in Washington, DC; F.L. Rector, MD, in Evanston, Ill.; J.W. Cox, MD, in Alexandria, Va.; and J.M. Flude, MD, in Hollywood, Cal.
The National Advisory Cancer Council of the National Cancer Institute
Original members of the National Advisory Cancer Council of the National Cancer Institute, appointed by Surgeon General Thomas Parran in 1937: James Ewing, Director of Memorial Hospital; Dr. Francis C. Wood, Director of the Crocker Institute of Cancer Research at Columbia University; Harvard University President James B. Conant; Dr. Arthur H. Compton of the University of Chicago; C.C. Little, Managing Director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer; and Dr. Ludvig Hektoen of Chicago. In 1938, Dr. James B. Murphy of the Rockefeller Institute and Dr. Mont R. Reid replaced Ewing and Wood. (Named to Cancer Council. New York Times, Dec. 11, 1938, p. 30.) Ewing, Hektoen, Little, Murphy, Parran, and Wood were all affiliated with the ASCC.
Stanley P. Reimann was the director of the Lankenau Hospital Research Institute in Philadelphia. He was a director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer from at least 1936-39, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Council for Tobacco Research from 1954 to 1968.
Edwin Bidwell Wilson, the first Professor and Head of the Department of Vital Statistics when the School of Public Health was created at Harvard University in 1922, was Chairman of the ASCC from 1937 to 1942. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Council for Tobacco Research from 1954 to 1964.
Kenneth Merrill Lynch, President, Dean of Faculty, Professor of Pathology, and Chancellor, Medical College of South Carolina, was a member of the board of directors of the ASCC from 1939 to 1943. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Council for Tobacco Research from 1954 to 1974.
James Ewing dismissed the virus theory again in his 1940 texbook: "The main basis for the virus theory of cancer rests on the demonstration by Rous that certain fowl sarcomas are transmissible by a filter-passing agent. The nature of this agent has been investigated by many observers whose reults are ably summarized by Foulds. The writer has reviewed the data in this field and does not feel that one is justified in formally accepting the chicken sarcomas as virus-induced processes." (Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors. James Ewing. Fourth Edition, W.B. Saunders & Company, 1940.)
ASCC in the 1940s
Dr. Herman C. Pitts of Providence, RI was elected president of the ASCC; Dr. John J. Morton of Rochester, NY, chairman of the board of directors; Dr. Frank E. Adair of New York City, vice president; Dr. C.P. Rhoades of New York City, secretary; James H. Ripley of New York City, treasurer. Dr. Howard C. Taylor and Dr. James B.Murphy of New York, Dr. E.P. Pendergass of Philadelphia, Dr. George M. Smith of New Haven, CT, and Dr. E.B. Wilson of Boston were named to the executive committee. Clarence C. Little was the managing director. (Heads Cancer Society. New York Times, Mar. 8, 1942.) Dr. Howard C. Pack told officers of the ASCC's Womens Field Army stomach cancer occurred two or three times more frequently among the Japanese people than in the white race, and attacked advertising for over-the-counter indigestion drugs for delaying diagnoses. Dr. Howard C. Taylor Jr. spoke on "Hormones and Cancer." (Cancer of Stomach is Most Fatal Type. New York Times, Sep. 24, 1942.) Dr. Howard C. Taylor Jr. was the son of the ASCC founder, and the son-in-law of Sidney Morse Colgate, who was the head of Colgate-Palmolive-Peet until 1928.
The Lasker Takeover of the ASCC
Mary Lasker's connections to the advertising industry were the key to her takeover of the American Society for the Control of Cancer. "During the first weeks of the year 1945, Mary Lasker and a newly enlisted ally, Emerson Foote (one of Albert's young business partners, to whom he had given part of his corporation when he retired in 1942), began a special fund-raising effort for the American Society for the Control of Cancer. It was 'special' in a very concrete way: the Society had agreed to their conditions that at least one-quarter of the funds raised would be spent on research, and that the Board of Directors of the Society would be charged to include at least fifty percent laymen - both radical innovations for the organization. In only a couple of months, Mrs. Lasker and Mr. Foote had raised over a hundred thousand dollars, most of it generated out of an article in Readers' Digest for which they had arranged. The first money, at their insistence, was used to hire a fund-raising staff. Impressed at his wife's early success, Albert Lasker joined the effort and helped to get others involved, including Elmer Bobst of the drug firm of Hoffman, LaRoche, James S. Adams of Standard Brands, and Eric Johnston of the motion picture industry. Using all the skills and techniques of Madison Avenue, and drawing in as many friends as possible, this small group raised $4 million for the cancer society in 1945, in contrast with the $780,000 that had been raised the previous year. (Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney chaired the Miami area effort and raised the local giving from less than $1,000 to $50,000.) In 1946 the Lasker goup raised $10 million, and the new board of directors, with Lasker now a member, changed the name of the organization to the American Cancer Society." (Stephen P. Strickland. Politics, Science, and Dread Disease. A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Harvard University Press, 1972. Strickland is a political scientist specializing in health policy, and an official or semi-official NIH historian. Numerous oral histories and other documents by Strickland are archived at the NIH).
According to Ralph W. Moss (Unraveling the Politics of Cancer: New York: Paragon House, 1989), other members of the Lasker takeover included Howard Pew of Sun Oil; Ralph Reed of American Express; Harry Van Elm of Manufacturers Trust Co.; newspaper heiress Florence Mahoney; and Gen. William J. Donovan, director of the US government intelligence agency, the OSS, which evolved into the CIA. Mary Lasker's papers include correspondence with Donovan from 1941 to 1959, and he was a director of the Lasker Foundation. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist Mae Brussell incriminates both "Wild Bill" Donovan and Elmer Bobst as having connections with key Nazis who surrendered to the United States after world War II. Did Nazi money help fund the American Cancer Society?
Emerson Foote was one of the founders of Foote, Cone & Belding (now True North Communications) when Albert Lasker dissolved his Lord & Thomas advertising firm. He began his association with the American Cancer Society in 1944 as Chairman of its Public Relations Committee, and was Director and Vice Chairman of ACS from 1944-1952. He was also a director of the American Heart Association.
Charles Dewey Hilles Jr., Skull & Bones 1924
Charles Dewey Hilles Jr. (1902-1974) was ACS Treasurer in 1945 and Secretary from 1946-52. He was director-at-large of the ACS and its predecessor from 1939 to 1959, Chairman of the Executive Committee in 1954, Vice Board Chairman in 1957. He was an associate of George Emlen Roosevelt, and was a vice president of International Telephone and Telegraph during the 1940s, when it was used as a vehicle for funding Adolph Hitler. His father had been President Taft's secretary, and was a powerful official of the Republican Party.
Clarence Cook Little
Clarence Cook Little was the son of James Lovell Little and Mary Robbins Revere. In 1882, James L. Little was among the wealthiest citizens of Boston (Boston's Rich Men and Women. From the Boston Herald, Jan. 1, 1882. The New York Times, Jan. 3, 1882.) James L. Little was one of the incorporators of the Boston Daily Advertiser Corporation (Newspaper Changes. The New York Times, March 26, 1882; The Boston Advertiser Company. The New York Times, March 30, 1882.) His brother, James Lovell Little Jr., was an 1897 graduate of Harvard University. (What Is Doing In Society. New York Times, Nov. 1, 1901.)
Little was a graduate of Harvard (B.A., 1910; M.S., 1912; Doctor of Science, 1914). During 1910-1912 he was Secretary to the Harvard Corporation, and in 1916 an assistant dean. He was president of the University of Maine from 1922 to 1925, and president of the University of Michigan from 1925 to 1929. In 1929, he founded the Jackson Memorial Laboratory and became Director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, which he headed until the Lasker takeover in 1943. In 1937, the Rockefeller Foundation granted $40,000 to enlarge the laboratory. (Clarence C. Little bio, in Current Biography, Dec. 1944;5(12):36-38 (HW Wilson Co.)
The establishment of a "Department of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene" at Harvard in 1909 was announced in the Graduates' Magazine. The article proclaimed that "Its establishment is another symptom of the strong tendency to draw the physicians of the country into an organized public service. Though all doctors are now engaged in the work of preventive medicine, this work cannot be privately measured and paid for. No doubt so long as death continues to claim mankind there will be a province for the private practitioner. But his field is narrowing to the treatment of the more hopeless forms of disease. If he would live by what has become the chief part of medicine he must either enter the public health service or invade the field just opened by the enlightened business prudence of the life insurance companies. The example of Harvard must be followed by the other medical schools of the country, to supply the demand for specially trained men both in the service of these companies and in the public service." (Harvard's Pioneer School. New York Times, Sep. 13, 1909.)
Little was one of the speakers at a scientific conference on cancer control at the University of Wisconsin in 1932. Other speakers included James Ewing on "Cancer, a Public Health Problem;" Howard B. Andervont, later a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Council for Tobacco Research; James B. Murphy, and Leiv Kreyberg. (500 Scientists Open Madison Conference on Cancer Control. Chicago Daily Tribune, Sep. 8, 1936.)
Little's beliefs were the same as those of the Lasker bunch and hostile to germ theory. As noted in Richard Kluger's book, "Ashes to Ashes," "Among his writings was the book 'Civilization Against Cancer,' typical of his efforts to explicate the disease, the enormous complexity of which fascinated him. Cancer was 'not a unity,' he wrote, 'and many factors must be considered in attempting to blot it out -- heredity, sex, hormones, diet, sunlight, vitamins...' While not on the forward edge of the new field of oncology, Little grasped early on that the cancinogenic [sic] process was probably not initiated by a germ or virus, as were most infectious diseases, but came, as he wrote in 1933, 'from some as yet mysterious 'derangement' within a single body cell.'" It was the ASCC under Little which lobbied for the establishment of the National Cancer Institute in 1937, and four of the six original members of the NCI's National Advisory Council were ASCC directors. With disastrous stupidity, in 1954 the chiefs of the tobacco industry chose this over-the-hill advocate of genetic explanations of cancer, who was fundamentally hostile to the type of research which would have exonerated smoking, to become the scientific director of the Tobacco Industry Research Council (where he was joined by some more of his old cronies from the ASCC). Until his death in 1971, C.C. Little played a duplicitous game of pretending to defend the tobacco industry by spouting bromides, while secretly betraying its interests by refusing to investigate the role of infection. The liability lawyers seeking to portray the tobacco industry as villains couldn't have asked for an easier target than the one C.C. Little handed them.
"Dr. Little at the time was under the influence of the antivirus school of thought - the word virus was taboo, as at least one young staff member discovered - but other laboratories picked up the work and proved the existence of a mammary tumor virus." (Clarence Cook Little, by George D. Snell. In: Biographical Memoirs, Vol. 46, National Academy of Sciences 1975, pp. 240-263.) In fact, the "antivirus school of thought" always seems to be in the driver's seat - including when they periodically use virus research as a ploy to get their hands on more funding.
As Managing Director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer in 1936, he testified on the National Cancer Act of 1937, accompanied by ASCC Chairman James Ewing. ASCC directors included Winthrop W. Aldrich (Nelson A. Rockefeller's uncle); Haven Emerson, Professor of Public Health at Columbia University and member of the advisory board of Yale's Institute of Human Relations; Samuel Clark Harvey, Chairman of Surgery at Yale and a longtime crony of Harvey Cushing; Frederick L. Hoffman, Prudential Life Insurance statistician; Thomas Parran, who became Surgeon General from 1936 to 1948; H. Gideon Wells, an advisor to the original Lasker Foundation of 1928; and TIRC Scientific Advisory Board members Stanley P. Reimann and Edwin B. Wilson..
Between 1939 and 1942, Little was Vice President, Chairman of the Advisory Council, and a director of the Birth Control Federation of America. During this period, Mary Lasker was Secretary, a member of the Executive Committee, and a director. Little and anti-smoking actuarial study author Raymond Pearl were involved with the American Birth Control League between 1921 and 1928.
Little claimed that "For decades many efforts have been made in laboratories to find a germ or germs responsible for cancer. They have not been successful." (The Fight on Cancer, by Clarence C. Little. Public Affairs Pamphlets No. 38, Public Affairs Committee, Inc., 1939. Printed for and distributed by the American Society for the Control of Cancer, Inc.)
"Rear Admiral Charles S. Stephenson, USN, retired, an authority on preventive medicine, has been named the acting managing director of the American Cancer Society, it was announced yesterday by that organization. Admiral Stephenson, who joined the society several months ago to direct the work of its research division, succeeds Dr. Clarence C. Little, managing director of the society since 1929. Dr. Little will continue as a member of the society's board of directors but will devote much of his time to the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory at Bar Harbor, of which he has been the director since 1929." (New Cancer Society Head. New York Times, May 29, 1945.)
Stephenson sent letters to Joseph F. Cullman, then president of Benson & Hedges, and Paul M. Hahn, Chairman of the still-forming Tobacco Industry Research Council, with his personal background, which failed to mention his ties to the American Cancer Society, and urging them to use Navy records for a study of cancer. (Stephenson to Cullman, Jan. 5, 1954; Stephenson to Hahn, Jan. 5, 1954). Hahn thanked Stephenson for his letter and informed him that the TIRC was still in the process of formation (Hahn to Stephenson, Jan. 7, 1954). Hahn also referred Stephenson's letter to Bert C. Goss of Hill & Knowlton, with the comment, "I believe you will wish to refer the enclosed letter (from Rear Admiral Charles S. Stephenson, Medical Corps, U.S.N., Retired), to the Subcommittee of Research Directors." (Hahn to Goss, Jan. 7, 1954.)
A 1954 Hill & Knowlton memo said that C.C. Little was a longtime friend of Roy E. Larsen, the President of Luce Publications. (Confidential Memorandum, Hill & Knowlton, Inc. Oct. 7, 1954.)
Biological aspects of cancer research. CC Little. J Natl Cancer Inst 1958 Mar;80(8):441-465. Little expounds on his favorite subject, gene research in mice. Needless to say, his Jackson Laboratory (which remains a veritable CC Little fan club) profited from the mouse experiments, even if they were of no benefit to smokers.
The American Cancer Society, 1946: Dr. Frank E. Adair, President; Elmer H. Bobst, president of William R. Warner & Co., was chairman of the executive committee; Eric A. Johnston, chairman; Dr. Cornelius P. Rhoads, director of Memorial Hospital, was chairman of the Committee on Growth. Dr. Clarence C. Little told of the society's educational program, at the ACS's annual dinner for the National Association of Sciences Writers at the Biltmore Hotel. (War Data Sought in Cancer Studies. New York Times, Jan. 9, 1946.)
The Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory
Founders of the Jackson Memorial Laboratory included Edsel Ford and Roscoe B. Jackson, the President of Hudson Motorcar Company. (The Beginnings of Cancer Research Centers in the United States, by Harold P. Rusch. April 28, 1982.)
The Rockefeller Foundation contributed $40,000 for 40,000 mice at Jackson Laboratory ($1 Each For 40,000 Mice. New York Times, Jan. 30, 1938.) It was also the beneficiary of a ball given by Mrs. Timothee Adamowski, Mrs. Eugene du Pont, Mrs. William Rodman Fay, Mrs. E. Victor Loew, Mrs. Peter Augustus Jay, Mrs. Charles B. Bradley, Mrs. William Pierson Hamilton, Mrs. Louis C. Lehr, Mrs. Robert Hall McCormick, Mrs. Harold A. Howard and Dr. Augustus Thorndike (Benefit Dances For Bar Harbor. New York Times, July 30, 1939.) Mrs. William McCormick Blair Sr. (Skull & Bones 1907), Mrs. Harold A. Howard, Mrs. Robert H. McCormick, Mrs. Charles B. Pike, and Mrs. Charles H. Frost were Chicago-area benefactors. (Maine Summer Colonists Plan Cancer Benefit. Chicago Daily Tribune, Aug. 27, 1939.)
The laboratory acquired the Aldersea estate from James M., Edward C., George A., and Oliver W. Robbins, heirs of Miss Mary Coles of Philadelphia (Aldersea Becomes Gift. New York Times, Sep. 3, 1942.) The Rockefeller Foundation and Mrs. Albert D. Lasker funded a conference on heredity and cancer, at which causes other than heredity were emphasized (Experts Minimize Heredity in Cancer, by Waldemar Kaempffert. New York Times, Sep. 22, 1944.) The Rockefeller Foundation made a grant of $282,000 for "a five-year study of the relative roles played by heredity and environment in the determination of intelligence and emotional patterns" (Genetic Study Planned. New York Times, May 7, 1945).
After its destruction by a forest fire in October 1947, the Laboratory received $50,000 from the Damon Runyan Cancer Fund (Runyan Fund Aids Laboratory. New York Times, Nov. 12, 1947.) The National Advisory Cancer Council of the US Public Health Service voted an emergency grant of $250,000 for the purpose of rebuilding. The NACC also gave Memorial Hospital "the largest aggregation of Federal cancer grants ever given to one institution, a total of $142,550 for six projects." Dr. A. LaCassagne of the Pasteur Institute, and Dr. L. Doljanski of the Hebrew Institute, Palestine, also received grants. "Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, director of the Cancer Institute, said that these were 'to assist in the mobiliation of the international attack on cancer." (New York Hospital Gets Cancer Grant. New York Times, Dec. 13, 1947). The Jackson Memorial Laboratory also received $123,000 from the Jackson and Webber families of Detroit, $34,390 from individuals and local divisions of the American Cancer Society, $85,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation, and $20,000 worth of surplus property from the War Assets Administration ($662,729 Is Given to Cancer Research. New York Times, May 28, 1948). John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated 30 acres of land (30 Acres of Land Given Laboratory. New York Times, Oct. 22, 1948).
James Rowland Angell, the president of Yale University from 1921-37, was president of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory from 1947 until his death in 1949. (Jackson Laboratory Re-Elects Dr. Angell. New York Times, Aug. 23, 1948; Dr. Angell Is Dead; Yale Ex-President. New York Times, March 5, 1949.)
In 1949, the board of scientific directors of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory was created. Dr. Leslie C. Dunn, head of the genetics department of Columbia University, was named president; Dr. James B. Murphy of Rockefeller University, vice president. Other members were C.C. Little; Dr. Frank Beach, professor of psychology at Yale University; Dr. Homer Smith, professor of physiology at New York University; Dr. Merel Tuve, physics professor at Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Edwin B. Wilson, vice president of the National Academy of Sciences; and Dr. Sewall Wright, professor of genetics at the University of Chicago. The board of trustees was enlarged to include Richard Webber Jackson, vice president of the Hudson Motor Car Co., as president; Dr. Dunn as vice president; William P. Newman, president of the Eastern Trust and Banking Company of Bangor, Maine, as treasurer; and C.C. Little as secretary. (Dr. L.C. Dunn Is Named Science Board Head. New York Times, Aug. 27, 1949.)
The women's auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars donated $60,000 in 1948 and $50,000 in 1949 to the Roscoe B. Jackson Laboratory. Mrs. Evelyn Monaco was president of the auxiliary. ($15,000 Research Gift. New York Times, Oct. 27, 1949.) The Rockefeller Foundation granted $50,000 a year for three years to continue behavior studies of animals, concerning "the psychological implications of the origin and nature of aggressiveness, adjustment to parents and to siblings, shyness and timidity, stability under stress and a host of other basic behavior problems." (Notes on Science. New York Times, Feb. 26, 1950.) Robert A. Gantt, vice president of the International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation; James H. Ripley, retired civil engineer; and Dr. Edward R. Hays were elected to the governing board of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory (3 Picked For Laboratory Board. New York Times, Aug. 27, 1950.) The 13-acre estate of Morris Hawkes on Mount Desert Island was donated to the laboratory by heirs Newbold Morris, George L.K. Morris, and Stephen V.C. Morris (Maine Estate Given to Cancer Institute. New York Times, Apr. 13, 1951.)
The annual operating budget of the Jackson Memorial Laboratory for 1952-53 was set at $710,470. "About three-fifths of this is covered by grants-in-aid already pledged from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York Foundation and other philanthropic funds." Clarence Cook Little proclaimed that "The scientific world must now focus its research efforts on constitutional diseases which are non-infectious," and that "The battle of the infectious diseases is virtually won... The fight against cancer, heart disease, arteriosclerosis and others that claim the most lives each year, has scarcely begun." (Jackson Laboratory Back on Fiscal Feet. New York Times, Aug. 18, 1952.)
"Richard W. Jackson, 40 years old, Detroit civic leader and vice president of the Hudson Motor Car Company, was found dead in his automobile today. He had been shot once through the right temple and a Luger pistol lay beside him. The body was found by a policeman in suburban Grosse Pointe Shores, who approached to ticket the car for illegal parking. Officials said that there was no sign of a struggle and that Mr. Jackson's wallet and briefcase were undisturbed. Mr. Jackson was the son of the late Roscoe B. Jackson, a founder of the Hudson Company and its president from 1923 until his death in 1929. Friends disclosed that he had been under treatment for an internal ailment. Mr. Jackson joined the Hudson Company in 1933, following his graduation from Yale University.... He was president of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Foundation for Cancer Research at Bar Harbor, Me...." (Detroit Civic Leader Found Dead In Auto. New York Times, Sep. 12, 1952.) Dr. Frank E. Adair was elected to replace Jackson. (Dr. Adair Heads Laboratory. New York Times, Nov. 23, 1952.)
Dr. Frank Beach and Dr. Sewall Wright were also members of the board of trustees in 1953. Howard B. Andervont and Edwin B. Wilson, members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the TIRC in the 1950s, were also trustees and scientific directors of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory between 1953 and 1959. Harold V. Bozell, retired president of General Telephone Company, was a "warm personal friend" of Howard Cullman, and they served on the board of board of Beekman-Downtown Hospital together. Cullman recommended him to Timothy Hartnett for fund raising for the TIRC, July 12, 1954.
Retired Vice Admiral Leland P. Lovette was chairman of the national fund-raising campaign in 1954. Patrons of an art benefit at Kennedy Galleries include Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Adair, Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, and Mrs. and Mrs. Hugh Knowlton (Audubon Exhibition Planned As Benefit. New York Times, Oct. 31, 1954). "The board of directors of the New York Chapter of Jackson Laboratory Association, a fund-raising arm for the laboratory, includes Miss Dorothy Armbruster, Mrs. Harold S. Osborne, Mrs. Thurlow M. Gordon, Mrs. Patricia Rinehart Campbell, Mrs. Elsa H. Naumburg, Edwin F. Chinlund, Curt H. Reisinger, Robert A. Gantt, Col. Frank R. Mead, Oscar M. Taylor, Hugh Knowlton, John Davies Stamm and James H. Ripley." (Art Show to Aid Fight on Cancer. New York Times, May 14, 1955.)
C.C. Little was elected to a six-year term on the Board of Overseers of Harvard University (Named to Harvard Unit. New York Times, June 17, 1955.) Freddy B. Homburger was a research associate at the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory (Letters to the Times. Aiding Medical Research, by Freddy Homburger, M.D. New York Times, July 17, 1955.)
The Ford Foundation, under president and chairman H. Rowan Gaither, gave the Division of Behavior Studies of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory a $300,000 grant. The foundation's largest grant, of $3,628,000, however, was to the Foundations' Fund for Research in Psychiatry of New Haven, Conn., whose president throughout its existence was Frederick Redlich, the late dean of Yale Medical School. (Ford Fund Gives $6,826,850 For Mental Health Research. New York Times, June 25, 1956.)
Little retired as president and director of the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory in 1956, and was succeeded by Hugh Knowlton, a member of the banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Company as president; and by Earl Green, associate professor of zoology at Ohio State University, as director. (Banker Heads Group For Cancer Research. New York Times, Aug. 29, 1956.)
Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Contributions Received, January 16-24, 1961.
"$35 Million Bioinformatics Grant Awarded to the Jackson Laboratory," Jackson Laboratory Media Release, Aug. 18, 2001. This is from the NIH, our tax dollars. In comparison, their 2001 Annual Report boasts of $7.2 million from 1500 individual donors from the wealthy Bar Harbor set who are their constituency, while their total FY2001 budget was $97.8 million.
This in here is most revealing of the Chemtrails
"An effective substitute for war, would require "alternate enemies". (paragraph seven) They go on to say that a "gross pollution of the environment" could eventually replace the mass destruction by nuclear weapons, as a "threat to the survival of the species", (meaning humans). In paragraph eight, they go on to say that "...Poisoning of the air, and the principles sources of food and water supply, is already well advanced,". This, at first glance, would seem to be promising. But they go on to say, "...by present indications it will be a generation to a generation and a half before environmental pollution, however severe, will be sufficiently menacing, on a global scale....." In other words, pollution can offer a solution to get rid of the population that nuclear war does; and it's already being done, but it would take a generation to a generation and a half to accomplish the desired goal. They go on to explain that the rate of population could be "increased selectively". (paragraph nine) If there was a "modifying of existing programs" that deter the pollution, it could speed up the process to make this solution credible sooner."
Excerpted from Big Oil & Their Bankers… Chapter 13: USS Persian Gulf)
The Rothschild-led international banking cartel learned long ago that it was much easier to brainwash people than to face off with them in open combat. Over the past decades these techniques, led by television “programming” have become quite sophisticated.
The US tested numerous top-secret high-tech weapons systems in the Gulf War theatre, while utilizing some old low-frequency favorites. When Iraqi ground forces surrendered, many of them were in a state of delirium and lethargy that could have been induced by extremely low-frequency radio waves, which the US used as a weapon as early as the Vietnam conflict.
Yale University and CIA psychiatrist Dr. Jose Delgado studied mind control for the Company during the 1950’s as part of the MK-ULTRA program. Delgado determined, “Physical control of many brain functions is a demonstrated fact…it is even possible to create and follow intentions…By electronic stimulation of specific cerebral structures, movements can be induced by radio command…by remote control.”
According to a military document written by Colonel Paul Valley and Major Michael Aquino titled From PSYOP to Mindwar: The Psychology of Victory, the US Army used an operational weapons system “to map the minds of neutral and enemy individuals and then to change them in accordance with US national interests”.
The technique was used to secure the surrender of 29,276 armed Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army soldiers in 1967 and 1968. The US Navy was also heavily involved in “psychotronic” research.  Many US soldiers who served near the DMZ that divided North and South Vietnam claimed to see UFOs on a regular basis. The Pentagon Papers revealed that an electronic barrier was placed along the DMZ by the secretive JASON Society.
Major Michael Aquino was an Army psyops specialist in Vietnam, where his unit specialized in drug-inducement, brainwashing, virus injection, brain implants, hypnosis, and use of electromagnetic fields and extremely low-frequency radio waves. After Vietnam, Aquino moved to San Francisco and founded the Temple of Set.
Set is the ancient Egyptian name for Lucifer. Aquino was now a senior US Military Intelligence official.  He’d been given a Top Secret security clearance on June, 9, 1981. Less than a month later an Army intelligence memo revealed that Aquino’s Temple of Set was an off-shoot of Anton La Vey’s Church of Satan, also headquartered in San Francisco. Two other Set members were Willie Browning and Dennis Mann. Both were Army Intelligence officers.
The Temple of Set was obsessed with military matters and political fascism. It was especially preoccupied with the Nazi Order of the Trapezoid. Aquino’s “official” job was history professor at Golden Gate College. The Temple recruited the same Hells Angels who Billy Mellon Hitchcock had used to dole out his bad CIA acid. Its members frequented prostitutes where they engaged in all manner of sadomasochistic activities. 
Director of Army Counter-Intelligence Donald Press revealed that Dennis Mann was assigned to the 306 PSYOPS Battalion and that Aquino was assigned to a top secret program known as Presidio.
Presidio is also the name of a spooky complex in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly frequented as the Soviet Union was falling apart. Was Aquino part of an operation to “map the mind” of the Soviet Union’s last leader and induce him into proposing both glasnost and perestroika, the two free market policies that ultimately led to the Soviet Union’s demise? Remember the curious mark which suddenly appeared on Gorbachev’s forehead? Was he implanted with some sort of microchip mind-control device to make him think “in accordance with US national interests”?
Such Orwellian technology is marketed on a regular basis throughout the world. International Healthline Corporation and others sell microchip implants in the US, Russia and Europe. The Humane Society has adopted a policy of micro-chipping all stray pets. The State of Hawaii requires that all pets be micro-chipped.
Six thousand people in Sweden have accepted a microchip in their hand, which they use for all purchases. Trials are also underway in Japan. In July 2002, National Public Radio reported a similar trial beginning in Seattle. Later in 2002, after a rash of suspicious abductions of young girls, BBC reported that a British company plans to implant children with microchips so that their parents can monitor their whereabouts.
Dr. Carl Sanders, a highly acclaimed electronics engineer, revealed that a microchip project he launched to help people with severed spinal cords was taken over by the Bill Colby’s Operation Phoenix in a series of meetings organized by Henry Kissinger. Sanders says the optimal spot for a microchip implant is just below the hairline on a person’s forehead, since the device can be recharged by changes in body temperatures, which are most pronounced there. Interestingly, this is the location of the pineal gland or Third Eye.
The 1986 Emigration Control Act grants the President the power to mandate any kind of ID he deems necessary.  Researchers at Southern California have developed a chip which mimics the hippocampus, the part of the brain that deals with memory. Pentagon officials are interested in using it in experiments to create a “super-soldier”. 
Another microchip called Braingate is being implanted in paralyzed people. It allows them to control their environment by simply thinking. 
Report from Iron Mountain
In 1961 Kennedy Administration officials McGeorge Bundy, Robert McNamara and Dean Rusk, all CFR and Bilderberger members, led a study group which looked into “the problem of peace”. The group met at Iron Mountain, a huge underground corporate nuclear shelter near Hudson, New York, where CFR think tank The Hudson Institute is located. The bunker contains redundant offices in case of nuclear attack for Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell and JP Morgan Chase.  A copy of the group discussions, known as Report from Iron Mountain, was leaked by a participant and published in 1967 by Dial Press.
The report’s authors saw war as necessary and desirable stating “War itself is the basic social system, within which other secondary modes of social organization conflict or conspire. (War is) the principal organizing force…the essential economic stabilizer of modern societies.” The group worried that through “ambiguous leadership” the “ruling administrative class” might lose its ability to “rationalize a desired war”, leading to the “actual disestablishment of military institutions”.
The report goes on to say, “…the war system cannot responsibly be allowed to disappear until…we know exactly what we plan to put in its place…The possibility of war provides the sense of external necessity without which no government can long remain in power…The basic authority of a modern state over its people resides in its war powers. War has served as the last great safeguard against the elimination of necessary classes.”
Historian Howard Zinn described this conundrum when he wrote, “American capitalism needed international rivalry- and periodic war- to create an artificial community of interest between rich and poor, supplanting the genuine community of interest among the poor that showed itself in sporadic movements”.
The Iron Mountain gang was not the first to discover the virtues of war. In 1909 the trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Foundation for International Peace met to discuss pre-WWI American life. Many of the participants were members of Skull & Bones. They concluded, “There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire people…How do we involve the United States in a war?”
The Report from Iron Mountain goes on to propose a proper role for those of the lower classes, crediting military institutions with providing “antisocial elements with an acceptable role in the social structure. The younger and more dangerous of these hostile social groupings have been kept under control by the Selective Service System…A possible surrogate for the control of potential enemies of society is the reintroduction, in some form consistent with modern technology and political process, of slavery…The development of a sophisticated form of slavery may be an absolute prerequisite for social control in a world at peace.”
The Iron Mountain goons, though thrilled by the idea of slavery, listed as other socioeconomic substitutions for war: a comprehensive social welfare program, a giant open-ended space program aimed at unreachable targets, a permanent arms inspection regime, an omnipresent global police and peacekeeping force, massive global environmental pollution which would require a large labor pool to clean up, socially-oriented blood sports and a comprehensive eugenics program. 
The Iraqi genocide fulfilled the dreams of the Club of Rome Zero Population Growth maniacs, while also providing a testing ground for two of the war substitutes proposed by the Iron Mountain fascists: an arms inspection regime and UN peacekeepers. Both concepts gained traction in the international community thanks to the Gulf War.
While the international bankers wanted to punish and depopulate the Iraqi people for their stubbornly socialist leanings, which have historically kept the banker’s Four Horsemen oil tentacles out of the Iraqi oil patch; they wanted to keep Saddam Hussein in power so that his past despotism- his panama- could be used as a pretext for US military occupation of the Persian Gulf oil patch.
Just as Osama bin Laden would later prove useful to Four Horsemen designs in the Caspian Sea region, Saddam was the perfect villain in ensuring continued oligarchy hegemony over Persian Gulf oil reserves.
 Behold a Pale Horse. William Cooper. Light Technology Press. Sedona, AZ. 1991. p.369
 The Robot’s Rebellion: A Story of Spiritual Renaissance. David Icke. Gateway Books. Bath, UK. 1994. p.221
 Cooper. p.361
 Icke. p.223
 Inquirer. UK. 10-25-05
 PhysOrg News. 11-1-95 www.physorg.com/news7746.html
 Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History that Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons and the Great Pyramids. Jim Marrs. HarperCollins Publishers. New York. 2000. p.114
 Ibid. 116
Dean Henderson is the author of Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries and Das Kartell der Federal Reserve.Subscriptions to his Left Hook blog are FREE at www.deanhenderson.wordpress.com
Sam wrote some time ago inserting a history of the plan. This plan included control over health care, which is actually sick care, focusing on a central group that has fingers in many control or influence pies. [see abovecomment] The agenda is bigger than tobacco, it concerns infiltration. Before this Sam commented on the Report From Iron Mountain. This is also a somewhat remote historical document. Sam read it in the late 1960s. Discussion at that time was more intense in that it was new. Context matters here. There was the Vietnam war. There was much opposition and a spectrum of groups emerged from mildly opposed to flaming. Paul Crassner was a pivotal person in the Columbia student coordinating committee against the war. Sam knew other individuals on this ad hoc committee. The insider information was that Paul authored the RFIM. While spoofie, it directed attention to what was going on collaterally in the US, not just the war. By 68 everyone in the know, that is that did their homework, recognized that the incident in the Tonkin Gulf was a fabrication reminiscent of Remember the Main incident providing for justification for escalation, invasion, manifest destiny, and hegemony. There are many historical parallels here to 911, false flag operations, and collaterally while the general population is mesmerized by the horror of a foreign war draining the substance and resources of the US, Nam is a model for the war on terror. It worked once, obviously it worked again. The lesson is clear, but the plans of wicked men do not expire with one war, and while many are aware of all the other plans in play, the problem is how to stop them. By the way, this sort of set of events is germinal to the formation of such groups like the Contrail. Good for you. Maybe it is about time to stop talking and start doing.
Report From Iron Mountain: Peace Would Be All Hell
By Rand Clifford Activist Post August 20, 2012
Early in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, protagonist Winston Smith writes in his diary, “I understand HOW: I do not understand WHY.”
Sixty-four years later, neocon think-tank warriors bristling with the bravery of being out of range are realizing their dreams of perpetual war; fruition of their world-conquest manifesto, Project for the New American Century (1). For humanity it’s all translating into a nightmare with no waking up.
If we step back from mainstream-media sweet talk about freedom and liberty, democracy, government of, by and for the People, human rights, “humanitarian” interventions…we might better see the roots of perpetual war.
Mainstream corporate media calls what is essentially perception management, news.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.— H. L. Mencken (2)
Hobgoblins come in many varieties. Among the most enduring are inanimate menaces such as communism, socialism, environmentalism, Islam, other nations’ weapons of mass destruction; and there’s Cuba, Serbia, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Russia, North Korea, Venezuela—essentially, any nation not yet under Washington’s thumb….
Living hobgoblins are more ephemeral; we often kill them and add fresh ones. Castro, Milosevic, Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Kony, Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un, bin Laden…ahem, Osama was scary enough that even after mainstream media reported his death at the end of 2001, his menace was prolonged for years with ridiculous body doubles, then audio for idiots…until we “…killed Osama bin Laden” for political lube (3).
So many people actually swallowed Osama’s second death that, after profound amnesia kicks in as usual, we may kill him again, and again—keep surfing the amnesia waves until the “new” wears off. Stay tuned to Fox News (if we do kill bin Laden again, it will be Fox’s third announcement of his demise). Third time’s a charm—or is Osama bin Laden a bad cat living to the nines?
My apologies if this seems over the top, but…please consider that, officially, 19 Arab boys with box cutters executed the heinous “surprise attacks” of 9/11.
It’s stoned into history now, right down to a hijacker’s passport fluttering unscathed to the sidewalk for officials to snatch up. 9/11 is evidence that if the PR, branding and packaging are just right, and fear is cultivated properly, virtually anything is salable to the American public.
The hobgoblin mill runs at capacity 24/7, scaring us into apathetically surrendering citizens’ rights earned over centuries with bravery and blood.
Ever more docile, ignorant, disinformed, xenophobic, acceptive of fascism…we have hands bloodier by the day from being party to an expanding palette of war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Acquiescence to neocon barbarity has left our hands—even our souls?—with stains that might never wear off.
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, told us at every opportunity that “They hate us for our freedoms and democracy.” Well, perhaps “they hate us” more for our handiwork (and souls—or lack thereof) than anything else?
Unelected and unaccountable neocon foreign-policy prophets that inspire our ruling 1% are dogs of war wagging the deadliest machine the world has ever seen. Neocons are a gnarly bunch, war on their breath, Satan in their eyes, hearts full of Zion. A tiny tribe of Israeli-American think-tank psychopaths sometimes known as, “The Crazies”, “The Bombers”, “The Vulcans”. Royal neocon Richard Perle justly deserves his moniker, “The Prince of Darkness”.
And regarding the ruling 1%: Is it simple coincidence that 1% of the population are born psychopaths, with brain abnormalities detectable via magnetic resonance imaging?
9/11 was a pageant of reality-defying coincidences, enough to span eternity, all packed into one sunny and Satanic late-summer morning. Many of the 1% profited enormously—still profit enormously and will until enough scat hits the fan. Do you think anyone above our 99% were among 9/11′s fatalities?
We 99% are tolerated by the 1%, used, abused, mocked, hustled toward oblivion….
Report from Iron Mountain
They were called the “Special Study Group”. Fifteen anonymous men, experts of diverse disciplines; social and natural sciences, humanities, law, business, communications theory, systems analysis, international relations, war planning….
The Group was commissioned to study what might happen if we find ourselves in a state of peace…and to suggest how we should prepare to deal with no more war.
They began their work in August of 1963. And after producing The Report thirty months later, they insisted that it not be released for publication. Public discussion of The Report’s conclusions and recommendations threatened to provoke, as they said, “…clear and predictable danger of a crisis in public confidence.”
The U.S. News and World Report claimed in their November 20, 1967 issue, that an unnamed government official told them President Johnson “hit the roof” after reading The Report, and ordered that it be suppressed for all time.
The same government official also confirmed the Report’s authenticity.
Apparently, a member of The Group leaked The Report…leading to Dial Press publishing The Report From Iron Mountain (4), also in 1967.
The book made the New York Times bestseller list, has been widely translated.
The government declared it a hoax, did all they could to suppress The Report. Then in 1972, Leonard Lewin (5) claimed that he was the author, and that The Report from Iron Mountain was a spoof.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists The Report from Iron Mountain as the “Most Successful Literary Hoax”.
TopTenz.net (6) lists it as number five on its list of most controversial books.
So what was in there that made LBJ hit the roof, and order The Report suppressed for all time?
The Report’s first paragraph of SECTION 7 – SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS, under the subheading THE NATURE OF WAR, reads:
War is not, as is widely assumed, primarily an instrument of policy utilized by nations to extend or defend their expressed political values or their economic interests. On the contrary, it is itself the principal basis of organization on which all modern societies are constructed.
The common proximate cause of war is the apparent interference of one nation with the aspirations of another. But at the root of all ostensible differences of national interest lie the dynamic requirements of the war system itself for periodic armed conflict. Readiness for war characterizes contemporary social systems more broadly than their economic and political structures, which it subsumes.
They are leading up to saying that before consideration of a peace scenario, it must be recognized that war is the foundation of our social systems.
The nature of the war system, and the functions it performs for society must be explicitly understood, and replacements for those crucial functions must be ready before any abandonment of the war system is contemplated; before peace could ever work.
The Report breaks the functions of war down into five categories; economic, political, sociological, ecological, cultural and scientific.
Economically, war has throughout history stabilized and provided a system for controlling national economies.
Politically, war, and the permanent possibility of war have been basic to stable government while propagating acceptance of political authority, maintaining “necessary” class distinctions, and subordinating citizens to the state. The Report claims that without sustaining credible threats of war, no modern rulers have been able to maintain proper control.
Sociologically, war, and presence of military institutions have throughout history helped control social dissidence and antisocial behaviors while promoting binding social allegiance and social cohesion.
Ecologically, war has been indispensable for balancing population with available supply of food and other essentials.
Culturally and Scientifically, war culture has shaped values in the creative arts, as well as motivating advances in science and technology.
Essentially, The Report insists that without war, modern civilization would fall apart—unless substitutes can be devised to replace the functions of war summarized above.
Topping the list of general criteria these substitutes must meet are: political acceptability; technical feasibility; public credibility.
The Report breaks down into the same five categories certain characteristics of any acceptable surrogate for the war system.
Economic – Expenditures of resources for “completely nonproductive purposes” must be at a level similar to that achieved by war, must remain independent of the existing supply-and-demand economy, and must be under arbitrary political control.
Political – A “generalized external menace” must be maintained to promote acceptance of political authority.
Sociological – Institutions must be developed to maintain public fear of “personal destruction” the war system provides; fear that promotes adherence to societal values, and acceptance of the transcendence of such values over individual lives.
Ecological – Population control must be maintained to keep humans from threatening the species by reproducing beyond the carrying capacity of Earth’s biosphere.
Cultural and Scientific – Establishment of “a basis for sociomoral conflict” as powerful as war provides is important for determination of cultural values. Also, there must be a “sense of internal necessity” to motivate the quest for scientific knowledge.
Under SUBSTITUTES FOR THE FUNCTIONS OF WAR: MODELS, The Report effectively, if obliquely, fleshes out fundamentals of WHY we have perpetual war.
Shining in these proposed substitute institutions for replacing the nonmilitary functions of war are reflections of the kinds of minds behind the war system being the very foundation of civilization.
In terms of economics, the three suggested war surrogates are:
— “A comprehensive social-welfare program, directed toward maximum improvement of human life.”
— “A giant open-end space research program, aimed at unreachable targets.”
— “A permanent, ritualized, ultra-elaborate disarmament inspection system, and variants of such a system.”
Four suggestions in the political arena:
— “An omnipresent, virtually omnipotent international police force.”
— “An established and recognized extraterrestrial menace.”
— “Massive global environmental pollution.”
— “Fictitious alternate enemies.”
The section of sociological surrogates has six entries, two under CONTROL FUNCTION:
— “Programs generally derived from the Peace Corps model.”
— “A modern, sophisticated form of slavery.”
And under MOTIVATIONAL FUNCTION:
— “Intensified environmental pollution.”
— “New religions or other mythologies.”
— “Socially oriented blood games.”
— “Combination forms.”
The only ecological listing:
— “A comprehensive program of applied eugenics.”
No replacements are suggested in the cultural arena.
The listing related to science:
— “The secondary requirements of the space research, social welfare, and/or eugenics programs.”
The Group rounds out the SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS section of The Report with the caveat: “The models listed above reflect only the beginning of the quest for substitute institutions for the functions of war….”
The entire text of The Report from Iron Mountain is available online (7).
If it didn’t ring so true, The Report might be easier to suppress. Another factor is the government’s relationship to the truth. Not only is there overwhelming evidence that the relationship is, at best, adversarial, evidence of the government telling the truth seems hyper-rare.
Realistically, shouldn’t the government calling The Report a hoax be considered solid evidence of The Report’s authenticity?
With neocons stroking so many levers of power, the government’s relationship to peace is a no-brainer. Besides, if peace didn’t scare the government’s pants off, why were they so terrified of John Lennon? Seems certain that, through black-op back doors, American taxpayers paid dearly to get rid of Lennon.
Similarly, concerning how government feels about truth, an inescapable example is the taxpayer-funded circus engulfing Julian Assange.
Maybe perplexing, maybe not…our own apathy could be a greater public menace than government of, by and for the 1%.
Regardless of how far our nation is from being a democracy, or even a functional republic, the following seems apropos:
In 1787, Alexander Tyler of the University of Edinborough wrote that all democracies go through eight stages, two hundred years being the average cycle time. The stages are:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back to bondage.
As deeply as we have sunk into apathy, dependence is breathing down our necks. And the “New World Order” sounds like a euphemism for bondage.
Speaking of apropos…while Winston Smith is referring to their proletariat in 1984 (“proles”), our 99% sure seems a tidy fit regarding this this entry in his diary:
Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
Next time you hear the word “peace” squeak from between the lips of someone lying for your vote, remember “The Crazies”, “The Vulcans”, “The Bombers”, “The Prince of Darkness”.
And don’t forget The Report from Iron Mountain.
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(1) Project for the New American Century: http://www.newamericancentury.org
(2) H.L. Mencken quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/
(3) Obama on the “killing of Osama bin Laden”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
(4) The book, The Report from Iron Mountain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Report_from_Iron_Mountain
(5) Leonard Lewin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_C._Lewin
(6) TopTenz.net list of most controversial books: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-controversial-books.php
(7) Complete text of the Report from Iron Mountain: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/iron_mountain_full.htm
Rand Clifford lives in Spokane, Washington. His novel, CASTLING, is “A Story of the Power of Hemp”. The sequel, TIMING, and Clifford’s new novel, Priest Lake Cathedral, are published by StarChief Press.
Hope everyone reads this. Thanks. Someone is doing homework, emulation is a good thing.