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Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 13

“Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work within the system.” (Rules for Radicals) 

It is impossible to cover all the groups funded by Richard Mellon Scaife over a period of the last 50 years. So I’ve chosen only those organizations most people are familiar with, and those who are more prominent because of their donor’s largess.

Newsmax

The NewsMax.com website launched on September 16, 1998, with Christopher Ruddy serving as columnist and editor-in-chief. NewsMax’s founders include Kevin Timpy, Bruce Lonic, Lord William Rees-Mogg, National Taxpayer’s Union founder, James Dale Davidson, who for decades has promoted a Constitutional Convention, Admiral Thomas Moorer, Arnaud de Borchgrave, CFR member and Sun Myung Moon employee (deceased), and Michael Ruff. It’s Board members include former Secretary of State General and CFR member, Alexander Haig (deceased); former publisher of Forbes magazine, Jeff Cunningham; financial consultant, Alvin Hirsch; and a former executive of IBM Corporation, Robert Lohman.

In addition to the web site, the company publishes a monthly magazine, also called Newsmax. Newsmax is a competitor to WND and WJC, and was also heavily funded by Dick Scaife. Ruddy is the President, but Scaife owns 7.2% of the magazine.

An interesting aside is that Ruddy earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Fabian socialist London School of Economics, so he and Edwin Feulner have much in common. Since 1996, Ruddy has been Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Hoover Institute has been deeply involved in not only NAFTA, but promotion of Direct Instruction (B.F. Skinner) after the late distinguished historian, Antony Sutton, delivered on his contract with Hoover Institute to research and write his many books on U.S. aid to the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Ruddy is in good company at Hoover Institute with CFR members Condoleezza Rice, and George Schultz, along with CNP member and Heritage board member Edwin Meese, NAFTA’s Richard Allen, and education change agent, Chester Finn.

Ruddy also served as a representative on the U.S. delegation headed by Senators Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham to the NATO 44th Munich Security Conference.

American Enterprise Institute

AEI grew out of the American Enterprise Association (AEA), which was founded in 1938 by a group of New York businessmen led by Lewis H. Brown. AEI’s founders included executives from Eli Lilly, General Mills, Bristol-Myers, Chemical Bank, Chrysler, and Paine Webber. To this day, AEA’s board is composed of top leaders from major business and financial firms.

In 1954, William J. Baroody, Sr., became executive vice president of the association and changed its name to AEI. The institute is often cited as a right-leaning counterpart to the left-leaning Brookings Institution. However, the two entities have often collaborated: from 1998 to 2008, they co-sponsored the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies (now housed solely at AEI), and in 2006, they launched the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project.    So  crawling in bed with the enemy is obviously not a problem for AEI. AEI is the most prominent think tank associated with American neoconservatism, in both the domestic and international policy arenas. Former Trotskyite and neo-conservative, Irving Kristol, widely considered a father of neo-conservatism with William F. Buckley, was a senior fellow at AEI (arriving from the Congress for Cultural Freedom, following the widespread revelation of the group’s CIA funding – Link). Many prominent neoconservatives—including Democrat CFR/TC/UN Ambassador, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Democrat Ben Wattenberg, and Democrat,Joshua Muravchik. Muravchik was National Chairman of the Young People’s Socialist League (YPSL) from 1968 to 1973, and supported the majority of the Socialist Party of America in renaming the organization to Social Democrats, USA. These people spent the bulk of their careers at AEI.

AEI’s board is chaired by Tully Friedman. Current notable trustees include Arthur C. Brooks, who published a survey and analysis of “Gross National Happiness,” which we hear about as it relates to UN Agenda 21 Link. Then there’s Gordon Binder, former managing director and CEO of Amgen; former vice president Dick Cheney; and Daniel D’Aniello, cofounder of The Carlyle Group. Harlan Crow, is chairman and CEO of Crow Holdings, and a founding member of Club for Growth. Crow is also a close friend of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who was Monsanto’s corporate lawyer. Link Crow is a member of the all-male Bohemian Club, and as early as 1997 had hosted Thomas as a guest at the group’s annual summer encampment: the Bohemian Grove.

Then there’s the Peter G. Peterson Foundation who gave a grant to AEI. And just who is Peterson? He’s the chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and founder and chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. He was also the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York between 2000 and 2004. Remember too, Peterson is a partner with the Scaife funded Club for Growth.

In an editorial in Newsweek, Pete Peterson describes his inspiration for starting the Foundation, and his goals:

“So I started looking at the lives of other billionaires. Almost all the ones I most admired were major philanthropists: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, George Soros, Eli Broad—each with a passion to do good, each getting so much pleasure from giving their money away. I decided that’s what I wanted to do. But to which worthy cause would I direct my money?”

Guess who else the Peter G. Peterson Foundation gave a grant to? None other than the Heritage Foundation. The Peterson Foundation provided grants to six leading think tanks in 2011 to develop comprehensive proposals to address the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. Link

Also on the board of AEI is Raymond Gilmartin, retired chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. who was director during the Vioxx scandal and sat on the board of Microsoft as well. And don’t forget their infamous Gardasil vaccine.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported AEI’s education policy studies headed by Frederick M. Hess who authored reports and other education projects and whose working group includes Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee and Michael Feinberg, the cofounder of KIPP.

Scaife has funded AEI since 1963. Unbelievably, in 1964. he escorted Barry Goldwater on the Scaife family airplane to the Bohemian Grove retreat, the boozy and confidential gathering of neo-conservative, mostly wealthy men. Link

Other Scaife Funded Organizations

Among other right-wing organizations substantially funded by Scaife, besides Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute, are CNP member, Larry Klayman’s, Judicial Watch; (Judicial Watch is now headed by Tom Fitton) the Cato Institute; FreedomWorks (originally founded by CNP member and pro-amnesty supporter, Dick Armey); the American Legislative Exchange Council (see part 7); the Hudson Institute (2012-990); the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy (2012-990) (founded by Reagan’s CIA Director, William Casey, and an associate member of the State Policy Network which is a mini Heritage); CNP member, Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center (2012-990); James Dale Davidson‘s pro-Constitutional Convention, National Taxpayer’s Union (2012-990), Reason Foundation (2013-990), and the University of Chicago. Most of the above groups and foundations also received donations from the David Koch Charitable Foundation.

Scaife also gave to GOPAC, the political fund that helped make third waver, Newt Gingrich speaker in 1994. Gingrich says Scaife’s money laid the basis for modern conservatism (read that neo-conservative corporate fascism). And his money still flows, but some of these stats are from the mid 90s:

  • To the Heritage Foundation alone, $23 million between 1985-2010.
  • $1.22 million to the American Enterprise Institute ($9 million).
  • $1.40 million to Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
  • $325,000 to the Cato Institute.
  • $575,000 to the Citizens for a Sound Economy, among others
  • The Free Congress Foundation, which used to run a conservative cable channel, received $1.9 million from 1994 to 1996.
  • Accuracy in Media got $675,000.

Scaife gave nearly $13 million over the last 36 years to Pepperdine University alone. He also donated enormous sums to Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, George Mason, John Hopkins, MIT, NYU, Rochester, Smith College, Southwest Missouri State, Stanford, Tufts, University of Chicago, U of Pittsburgh, U of South Carolina and U of Virginia. Most of these departments and chairs do not exist on scholarly merit or academic trends. Corporate America purchases them.

Later, he supported such varied conservative and libertarian organizations as:

By 1998 his foundations were listed among donors to over 100 such groups, to which he had disbursed some $340 million by 2002.

Scaife is identified with his contributions to neo-conservative and libertarian causes. However, he has also supported policy research groups which are not explicitly conservative, such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the National Endowment for Democracy, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, among others.

Scaife has also been a major donor to abortion rights advocates, including Planned Parenthood, giving “millions” to the organization. His mother, Sarah Scaife used to have Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, over to her house for tea. Needless to say, both Scaife and his sister Cordelia heavily funded Planned Parenthood.

Scaife’s Death

Here is the May, 2014, transcript of Glenn Beck’s tribute to his friend, Richard Mellon Scaife. Beck had spoken to him on the phone and found out he had been diagnosed with untreatable cancer, so he went to spend some time with him.

With the huge amount of funds available to Richard Mellon Scaife, it is a shame he funded those who were in bed with the left, without doing the research necessary to know just exactly what his money was accomplishing, or maybe he did. As a strong believer in tax funding of Planned Parenthood, one could never call Scaife an old-right conservative like Barry Goldwater. The Charlotte Observer said in 2003 that Dick Scaife had contributed to Children Requiring a Caring Community (now Project Prevention), which pays people addicted to drugs to be sterilized or receive long-term contraception. Link   Needless to say, Richard Mellon Scaife was not really a friend to old right conservatives.

The murder of 60 million innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs, and the euthanasia of our elderly in their last days, most certainly has lifted the blessing of God on America that existed for so many decades.   Remember God’s instruction through Moses in Deuteronomy where He said, “Choose Life!” Neoconservative Scaife certainly didn’t heed this warning.

 

 

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 4

“By far the greatest majority of Americans today are liberal and socialistic in their thinking. They are themselves the greatest hindrance to Christian conservatism. The unchanging truth that ‘man cannot go against that which he believes in his heart’ is perfectly understood by those who mould the collective thinking of the American people.” The Don Bell Report 

As I mentioned in Part 3, Nelson Bunker Hunt and Pat Robertson were instrumental in the founding of the CNP. The other two major founders are Tim LaHaye and T. Cullen Davis. There are several other powerful players behind the scenes who founded the CNP. Various websites claim others as founders, but these are the basic four who started the umbrella organization in 1981.

Tim LaHaye

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Tim LaHaye was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He is a Baptist preacher and attended Bob Jones University. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Seminary. LaHaye is most famous for his fictionalizing of Biblical truth in his Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. See Revelation 22:18-20.

After 25 years as pastor for Scott Memorial Church in San Diego, California, he left and started several groups that promoted his beliefs and his interest in conservative politics. In 1979, he encouraged fellow CNP charter member, Jerry Falwell, to found the Moral Majority, and sat on its board of directors. With money from LaHaye’s Left Behind series, the LaHaye’s gave 4.5 M to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University for the “School of Prophecy” which opened in 2002 and is named after LaHaye.

In the 1980s, LaHaye founded the now defunct, American Coalition for Traditional Values and the Coalition for Religious Freedom, with CNP member and Moon front man, Dr. Robert Grant. Tim LaHaye founded the Pre-Tribulation Research Center along with Thomas Ice in 1998. The center is dedicated to producing material that supports a dispensationalist, pre-tribulation interpretation of the Bible, and has many very sound doctrine preachers on their website.

LaHaye played a significant role in getting the Religious Right to support George W. Bush for the presidency in 2000. In 2007, he endorsed Mike Huckabee during the primaries. Remember what Huckabee said about Common Core, ” Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat.” Link

LaHaye held the position of paid chairman with Sun Myung Moon’s now defunct Coalition for Religious Freedom (CRF). Moon was the founder of the Unification Church, and was the self-proclaimed Messiah to the world. He teaches the particularly vile heresy that not only did Jesus fail in His earthly ministry, but that He had sex with the women who followed Him. This was reported in the November 1990 Omega-Letter and the 1996, Religion in Politics.

In June, 1985, Coalition for Religious Freedom held several rallies, one of which was in Washington, D.C. There LaHaye urged the over 300 men and women present to support Moon by voluntarily going to jail with him for a week, if allowed to do so by authorities. (Moon was found guilty of willfully filing false income tax returns and conspiracy. ) “Not that I agree with his doctrine,” said LaHaye. “Not that I agree with what he teaches, because many of us don’t know what he teaches. We have only read about it in the paper and you know how much we can trust the papers.” Evidently LaHaye is unaware of the many books and research papers made available by Christian cult investigators. Certainly the newspapers aren’t the only source of information.

Other so-called evangelicals that served with LaHaye at CRF as executive committee and/or advisory board members were CNP charter member, Dominionist Don Wildmon, founder and president of the social activist American Family Association; Point Of View nationwide radio talk show host, CNP charter member, Marlin Maddoux, (deceased); CNP member, James Robison; CNP charter member, D. James Kennedy, author and pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, (deceased); Paul Crouch, TBN Network’s infamous founder; and Hal Lindsey. This certainly is an agenda of social activism which makes for strange ecumenical bedfellows. In a personal letter dated 6/3/93, LaHaye claims to have never received any pay for his stint as CRF’s “temporary chairman for a month and a half.” LaHaye seemed to be saying, “It’s okay to serve on the Board of an apostate organization as long as you don’t accept pay for it.”

LaHaye’s involvement with Moon was extremely disturbing, inasmuch as LaHaye was promoting Moon and Moon functions. In 1985, Carolyn Weaver, writing for Mother Jones Magazine, exposed the fact that LaHaye had received substantial funds from Moon’s top aid, Bo Hi Pak. This was discovered in a tape of a dictated thank you letter from LaHaye, thanking Pak for a contribution in excess of $500,000. LaHaye would not admit or deny the receipt of the contribution, instead he attacked the source of the information. (Reported in the 1996, Religion in Politics and Biblical Discernment Ministries) Like LaHaye, many other CNP members have received funding from Sun Myung Moon’s various front organizations. Moon financed the World parliament of Religions that included the Covenant of Isis and the Theosophical Society groups, and Moon’s websites promoted the UN Habitat II conference.

Tim LaHaye coordinated Christian Right voter registration projects under his 1983 American Coalition for Traditional Values. When the ACTV faded from public view, his wife Beverly started Concerned Women for America (CWA) as a grassroots formation as well as a lobbying group. Fellow CNP member, Michael Farris, Constitutional Convention proponent (via the Parental Rights Act), once worked for CWA. Reagan addressed the CWA in 1987, Jeane Kirkpatrick was another invited guest speaker for Beverly LaHaye’s group, and Jeane was a member of the CFR, Trilateral Commission, as well as UN Ambassador. Other guest speakers were fellow CNP member, Oliver North; Josh McDowell – Director of fellow CNP member and Dominionist, Bill Bright’s Campus Crusade for Christ; and Dominionist David Barton. Bev LaHaye endorsed Operation Rescue, run by Dominionist Randall Terry.

Temperament Analysis and Personality Typing

Tim LaHaye has been a leader in pushing the four temperaments of man which is a major deception in the church today and is the so-called spiritual application of pseudo-psychological temperament theory for individual personality assessment, which, in actuality, is derived from pagan and occultic philosophies, including Freud and Jung. The “temperament” can be defined as the unique mental and emotional disposition identifiable as the personality. The study of the temperaments, which are man-centered, self-oriented, and psycho-paganistic, are being offered to the unwitting as a sophisticated, almost magical way to understand our deepest natures and our personality types. In actuality, Christians could be unknowingly lured into the occult by practicing the temperaments and other New Age personality typologies. Link

Understanding ourselves in terms of typologies is unnecessary for walking after the Spirit and bearing the Fruit of the Spirit. Concentration on such categories only feeds the flesh and ultimately leads to works of the flesh. In Philippians 1:6, Paul is not talking about people reaching their greatest potential through understanding themselves through temperament categories. He is talking about the Holy Spirit’s work in each person through the process of sanctification whereby believers are transformed into the image of Christ. The four temperaments and similar typologies give false power based upon a lie. The Word of God is true. It is quick and powerful. To replace it or assist it with erroneous personality typologies is an insult to the Lord, especially considering the occult relationship.

T. Cullen Davis

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Thomas Cullen Davis, born in 1933 in Ft. Worth, Texas, was a Texas oil heir. He lost his fortune in the recessions of the 1980s. In August 1976, Davis was charged with the murder of his estranged wife’s boyfriend, Stan Farr, and her daughter, Andrea Wilborn. Davis’ wife, Priscilla Davis, had filed for divorce in 1974, but in 1976 the divorce proceedings were still ongoing and the divorce had not been made official. Farr and Wilborn had been shot dead, and Davis’ wife Priscilla wounded, by a gunman who entered their home in Fort Worth on August 2, 1976. Link

In November 1977, after what has been called “one of the most expensive murder investigations and trials in Texas history,” a jury found Davis not guilty. He was the wealthiest man in the country to have ever stood trial for murder. The children of Stan Farr later sued Davis for wrongful death and were awarded $250,000 in a settlement. In 1978, Davis was arrested again, this time for allegedly hiring a hit man to murder his wife, Priscilla, as well as the judge overseeing their ongoing divorce litigation. Again he was ultimately acquitted. Blood Will Tell, by Gary Cartwright, is the story of the Davis murder trials and whether or not justice was served.

Pat Robertson, Tim LaHaye, Nelson Bunker Hunt, and T. Cullen Davis were the founders, but there were many more who were instrumental in funding the Council as well as creating the rightwing cabal. In Part 5, we’ll look at the Grand Poobah of the Council for National Policy.