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Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 23

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:17-18

Mark Reed Levin

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Mark Levin was born September 21, 1957, is an American lawyer, author, and the host of a syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show. Mark is a long time member of the CNP according to a 1998 membership list. He has also been a speaker at the Council for National Policy for one Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President for External Relations for Heritage Foundation, which is another story in itself.

Levin is President of Landmark Legal Foundation . He is also a Board member of The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, whose founder is fellow CNP member, Gary Aldrich. His fellow board member is, none other than, fellow CNP member, Edwin Meese III who holds the Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Other board members, (now deceased) include, CNP members, Paul Weyrich of Heritage Foundation, Free Congress Foundation, and ALEC; Reed Irvine of Accuracy in Media, now headed by Cliff Kincaid; and Howard Phillips of The Conservative Caucus and The Constitution Party.

Living board members include CNP members, Mr. Peter T. Flaherty, President, National Legal and Policy Center, Alan P. Dye, Esq.(legal counsel for American Legislative Exchange Council); Lt. Col. Oliver North; Ronald E. Robinson, Esq, President, Young America’s Foundation; Rep. Louis (Woody) Jenkins Chairman, WBTR-TV Channel 19; Alan Sears, (Staff Director of the Meese Commission) Esq., President and CEO, Alliance Defense Fund; Beverly LaHaye, Concerned Women of America.

In a biographical note on the website of the Young America’s Foundation, Levin “served previously in the Reagan Administration, including chief of staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese, Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Deputy Solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He represented Mr. Meese during the Iran-Contra (Ollie North) investigation and was a leading advocate for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.” He is an MSNBC legal analyst, a contributing editor of CFR, CIA, and Skull and Bonesman, William F. Buckley’s National Review, and a frequent contributor to Human Events and the Moon owned Washington Times.

He is also a strong proponent of a Constitutional Convention, and wrote his book, The Liberty Amendments proposing a con-con. Sadly, he won’t listen to the many arguments against one. Levin states that he wants to foster a national debate about corrective actions. In fact, when listeners call into his radio show to present arguments against an Article V Convention, or a Balanced Budget Amendment, or a Convention of States, they are disconnected, their names put on a list, and they are not allowed to call in again. Like the rest of the pro-Constitutional Convention gang, Levin refuses to hear any arguments against it, to debate anyone who can present the dangers of another Convention, and like the rest of them, will use Saul Alinsky’s tactics of destroying the messenger, because they obviously cannot win on the merits of their own arguments. See, Mark Levin Refuted and Mark Levin’s “Liberty” Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny.

Alan Keyes

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Alan Keyes was/is a member of the Council for National Policy (CNP Membership Directory) in 1996, 1998, and 1999. He was also a former U.S. representative to the United Nations. Though Keyes is sometimes referred to as “Ambassador Keyes,” the title is misleading since he only served as the U.S. ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council, not as ambassador to the UN or as an ambassador to a country.

A year before completing his doctoral studies, Keyes joined the United States Department of State as a protégé of Jeane Kirkpatrick (CFR, TC, former member of The Young Peoples Socialist League). In 1979, he was assigned to the consulate in Mumbai, India. The following year, Keyes was sent to serve at the embassy in Zimbabwe.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan appointed Keyes as Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In 1985, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, a position he held until 1987. Kirkpatrick was Keyes’ boss at the UN. Link

His stay at the UN provoked some controversy, leading Newsday to say “he has propounded the more unpopular aspects of US policy with all the diplomatic subtlety of the cannon burst in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.” Keyes obviously speaks out of both sides of his mouth inasmuch as he claims he is staunchly pro-life, yet he worked for the very pro-abort, pro-population reduction, United Nations.

He also served on the staff of the National Security Council. On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama merged the White House staff supporting the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council into one National Security Staff (NSS). The HSC and NSC each continue to exist by statute as bodies supporting the President.

In 1987 Keyes was appointed a resident scholar for the American Enterprise Institute. His principal research for AEI was diplomacy, international relations, and self-government. He was with AEI as a scholar for two years. See part 13 for an overview of AEI who is supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. 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.

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, both of whom have helped to destroy academic education in America, but that’s another article in itself.

The following information was provided in the 2nd edition of Pastor James Patrick’s “America 2000/Goals 2000” Research Manual:

Alan Keyes was William Kristol’s roommate at Harvard. Bill is a Bilderberger member (left click to enlarge Bilderberger map). Bill Kristol’s father, Irving Kristol, an avowed Trotskyite, who joined the Young People’s Socialist League in the 1930s. In 1953, Irving Kristol founded the magazine, “Encounter” in England, which was secretly being supported by the CIA. It ran puff pieces for Fabian Socialist and Bilderberger, Hugh Gaitskell, head of the Labor Party.

In 1965, together with Daniel Bell, Kristol founded the “Public Interest.” This was a publication of “Freedom House.” Bell belonged to the Young Socialist League and the League for Industrial Democracy which had been named the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. Like Kristol, Bell was subsidized by the CIA through an organization called the Congress for Cultural Freedom of which Bell was a leader. Irving Kristol’s partner, Daniel Bell, has suggested we do away with state boundaries and most local government. Daniel Bell was a CFR member.

For ten years Bell had worked for Brotherhood of Death member (Skull and Bones & CFR) Henry C. Luce at one of his magazines, Fortune. In 1969, Irving Kristol was made the Henry R. Luce professor at New York University. George Field ran the Freedom House which published Kristol and Bell’s, The Public Interest. Field was chairman of the Rand School for Social Science which was owned by the American Socialist Society. It was financed by the Garland Fund which keeps many Communist projects going. Freedom House’s Bookshelf Program was run by Rex Stout who previously published New Masses, a Communist Weekly. Vice President under Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, directly gave Irving Kristol $100,000 through his Commission on Critical Choices for just 15 short essays. Irving’s son, William Kristol did make it big time. William Kristol was promoted by Newsweek as one of the top three strategists of the GOP. He launched a weekly magazine called the Standard and is backed financially by Ruppert Murdoch. Kristol is assembling the next generation of socialists on behalf of the NWO. The Kristol’s have plotted for two decades under the disarming word, “neo-conservative.” They are, in fact, Trotskyites, as I’ve given the definition in two parts of this series.

William Kristol ran Alan Keyes’ 1988 Senate Campaign in Maryland.

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Keyes was part of Reagan’s National Security Team, and Reagan’s National Security was made up of CFR George P. Schultz; CFR/T Soviet Agent, Henry Kissinger; CFR William Case; CFR/T Casper Weinberger; and CFR Gen. David Jones; with David Rockefeller (Chairman of CFR/T) being an unofficial advisor.

Keyes was promoted by Jeanne Kirkpatrick. Jeanne Kirkpatrick was a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. In fact, as recently as the 80s, Kirkpatrick was still on the letterhead of the League for Industrial Democracy.

solidarity1932 poster for League for Industrial Democracy, designed by Anita Willcox during the Great Depression, showing solidarity with struggles of workers and poor in America

Kirkpatrick believed in abortion, East-West trade, business with China, and that the Monroe Doctrine is no longer valid. Her American Enterprise Institute is supported by NY Banks and big Oil, CFR and CIA assets. Her husband for many years, Evron, was with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) State Dept and was Director of the Office of Intelligence Research. The OSS was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency, and a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Evron’s specialty was behavioral science. He, since 1954, had been the executive director of the American Political Science Assoc. Hubert Humphrey was the direct product of Evron Kirkpatrick. The Kirkpatrick’s have fashioned candidates scientifically. Keyes is the product of his handlers (those with global fish to fry).

Saying all the right things to sop up and drain support of gullible traditionalists, Keyes was president of Citizens Against Government Waste founded by J. Peter Grace, CFR, CNP. Grace was no more conservative than McGeorge Bundy, Soviet Agent, Henry Kissinger, or W. Averill Harriman. See Esquire Sept. issue 1977, The Latest Secrets of Skull and Bones by Ron Rosenbaum. William Grace is J. Peter Grace’s father and was the signer of incorporation papers of the CFR, in NY City the 25th of July, 1921.

Also signing on that document was Paul Warburg, who was a key personality in the founding of the Federal Reserve in 1913. The W.R. of W.R. Grace stands for William Russell, William Russell was a co-founder of the Brotherhood of Death. It is considered by some students of history that J. Peter Grace has been born into the American Illuminati. Also see Soviet expert Dr. Antony C. Sutton’s book, America’s Secret Establishment on page 5.

Keyes’ Failed Illinois Senatorial Run

Alan Keyes, was the 2004 Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, against Barack Obama. Keyes once referred to black slave reparations as “an insult to our slave ancestors,” but in 2004 called for a plan that would exempt the descendants of slaves from income taxes for at least a generation. In a manner of speaking, he was calling for reparations for black Americans.

Tax exemption would give Blacks “a competitive edge in the labor market, “because they would be cheaper to hire than federal tax-paying employees” and allow Blacks to be compensated” for all those years when your labor was being exploited,” said Keyes.

He lost to Barack Obama, who had voted three times in the Illinois legislature against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Sadly, my home state is riddled with communists.

Conclusion

Remember there are over 400 members of the secretive Council for National Policy, and it would be impossible to write about each and every one of them. They are not our friends. They are, in fact, the right arm of the Council on Foreign Relations. There are a few places on the web where membership lists, albeit older lists, are available.

Public Eye, Ministers Best Friend, SourceWatch are the most available lists, but are not up-to-date. Wikipedia also has a short list.

Most of the books used for research are available at Amazon.

Thy Will be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil by Gerard Colby with Charlotte Dennett

William F. Buckley: Pied Piper for the Establishment by John McManus

Ominous Politics: The New Conservative Labyrinth by John S. Saloma III

Roads to Dominion: Right Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States by Sara Diamond

Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party: Domestic Fascist Networks and Their Effect on U.S. Cold War Politics by Russ Bellant

The Coors Connection: How Coors Family Philanthropy Undermines Democratic Pluralism by Russ Bellant

Eyes Right: Challenging the Right Wing Backlash by Chip Berlet

The Family by Jeff Sharlet

Soldiers of God by Howard L. Bushart, John R. Craig, Myra Barnes, PhD

The Religious Right in Michigan Politics by Russ Bellant

Spiritual Warfare by Sara Diamond

The Holy Bible, Ryrie Study Bible, KJV

 

 

 

 

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.