Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a globalist international organization founded in 1921, which has long promoted the involvement of the United States in other nations and the protection of international business interests. The CFR seeks to influence American politics by inviting presidential candidates to speak at its events and by encouraging potentially influential businessmen, lawyers and government officials to join its organization or participate in its events. Many American presidents have spoken at CFR events.
It publishes a bi-monthly journal entitled Foreign Affairs, which promotes left-wing and globalist ideals and condemns conservatism and nationalism. The CFR has also called for amnesty for illegal aliens, and it has called for government central planning to merge education and economics.
Membership in the CFR is a complex procedure designed to ensure the continuation of its globalist vision. President Ronald Reagan – compared to other American politicians – shunning the CFR. Georgia Congressman Larry McDonald, who served as president of the John Birch Society, was a very strong opponent of the CFR.
The "power behind the throne"
- See also: Deep state
The CFR has welded a very large amount of power in U.S. and international politics, and some of its conservative critics have described it as "the most visible manifestation of" the establishment. The CFR has many members from many different fields and in both U.S. political parties, and it has played a large role in setting government policy for decades. CFR members have "dominated" each U.S. presidential administration since Franklin D. Roosevelt, irrespective of whether each administration was Republican or Democrat. By mid-2009, 21 secretaries of defense or war, 19 secretaries of the treasury, 17 secretaries of state, and 15 CIA directors had been CFR members. Thus, coupled with the other globalist organizations, such as the Trilateral Commission, that Republican and Democrat administrations consistently relied upon for appointees, one can see why succeeding administrations failed to bring change that they had promised while on the campaign trail. Each of these presidents, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, pursued decisively left-wing and globalist foreign policies with their CFR-dominated administrations.
In 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted the CFR's massive influence in the U.S. government, stating that "we get a lot of advice from the Council, so this [CFR headquarters move] will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future."
Even U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was not free from CFR influence. Several important Trump Administration members, including National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (who replaced non-CFR member Mike Flynn) and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, were CFR members. Other appointees, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have friendly relations with the CFR. These CFR members in the Trump Administration – including those handpicked by Trump – worked to undermine Trump's America First policies. This is seen by the Trump Administration's National Security Strategy, written by CFR members McMaster and Nadia Schadlow, which globalist never Trumpers and CFR members praised.
The U.S. is not the only country with a strong CFR presence – in 2019, the CFR had member organizations in twenty-five different countries.
Support for globalism and one-world government
The Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921, shortly after the United States rejected membership in the League of Nations. The founders, who included the Rockefeller, Morgan, and Rothschild families, wanted to use the organization "to lead America into the League." Ever since, the CFR has been pushing for globalist and one-world policies.
Many globalist international organizations, including the United Nations, World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, where created in large part by CFR members and used to help bring about a system of global governance. Additionally, the Vietnam War and the disastrous strategies that fueled the rise of the New Left were engineered by CFR members in the U.S. government. Members of the CFR also use climate change "solutions" and "free" trade agreements to promote world government.
According to Edith Kermit Roosevelt, the granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt, the CFR's goal is "a One World Socialist state governed by 'experts' like themselves." According to Admiral Chester Ward, a former Judge Advocate of the U.S. Navy who was a member of the CFR for 16 years before resigning in disgust, "the main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence, and submergence into an all-powerful one-world government."
CFR members have openly voiced their support for world government and globalism. CFR President Richard Haass has stated that "states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies if the international system is to function." The CFR, including Haass, have used climate change alarmism as an excuse for doing away with national sovereignty and promoting globalism. Zbigniew Brzezinski, an Obama advisor and CouncilFR member, explicitly stated his support for world government when he argued for what he considered the ideal way to achieve it. Additionally, Richard N. Gardner, a former U.S. State Department official, also showed his support for a one-world government when he wrote in 1974 that "an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more [to establish a world government] than the old fashioned assault."
The Trilateral Commission was founded in 1973 in order to coordinate the globalist CFR agenda in the U.S. with similar organizations in Europe and Asia. These globalists decided to create regional alliances such as NAFTA and the European Union as a steppingstone for a world government.
The exposure of the CFR's director of Latin American studies, Julia Sweig, who was revealed to have supported far-left dictators and terrorists and attacking the Second Amendment, helps illustrate the left-wing positions of the CFR. CFR members also have supported policies friendly toward the communist Chinese government and even colluded with it. The CFR's conventions promote global governance.
Members of the CFR have called for the creation of a "Group of 9," with globalist countries and international organizations being members, to counter U.S. President Donald Trump and nationalism. It has called for mass migration as well as an expansive welfare state.
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