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Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 9

Can we regain our country and our freedom? The answer is, only if we can bear the truth that our forefathers knew and took for granted. If the generation of 100 years ago could come back today they would be appalled at the thinking of Americans today. They would think, surely we have been occupied by a foreign power. They would be right. We have been occupied, but not by a military power. We have succumbed to a long period of ‘public education’ and ‘freedom of religion’ which has turned Americans into zombies incapable of rational thought and choice. Even worse, we are traitors to our country and to ourselves.” The Don Bell Report 

Heritage Foundation and Edwin Feulner 

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CNP charter member Ed Feulner took over the Heritage Foundation leadership with a nomination from Richard Mellon Scaife, who sits on the board as Vice Chairman. Dr. Feulner served as President of Heritage from 1977 to 2013. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Elmhurst. After receiving an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1964, he attended the Jesuit founded, Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, where he was a Richard M. Weaver Fellow. (Weaver was allegedly a member of the Fabian Socialist Americans for Democratic Action. However, unlike today’s neo-conservatives, he valued personal property rights to the point of agrarianism, yet believed in a form of communitarianism.) Feulner then earned a doctorate at the University of Edinburgh.

Let’s take a look at Feulner’s early education to see what kind of ideas may have been formed in his youth. The London School of Economics dates from 1895, when the School was founded by Fabian Socialist Society members Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas, and George Bernard Shaw, (a devout supporter of Joseph Stalin), with funding provided by private philanthropy, including a bequest of £20,000 from Henry Hunt Hutchinson to the Fabian Society, whose wife was a Fabian member.

Co-founder of the London School of Economics, Sidney Webb, was a British socialist, economist, and reformer. He was one of the early members of the Fabian Society in 1884, along with fellow communist, George Bernard Shaw (they joined three months after its inception). With his wife, Beatrice Webb, and fellow socialists, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, Edward R. Pease, Hubert Bland, and Sydney Olivier, Shaw and Webb turned the Fabian Society into the pre-eminent political-intellectual society of England in the Edwardian era and beyond.

Of special interest is occult leader, Annie Besant who was a leading speaker for the Fabian Society and the Marxist Social Democratic Federation (SDF). In 1890, Besant met Helena Blavatsky, and over the next few years her interest in theosophy grew while her interest in secular matters waned. She became a member of the Theosophical Society and a prominent lecturer on the subject. In 1907 she became president of the Theosophical Society.

This is the educational background Feulner came from prior to going to Washington DC and into the neo-conservative politics of the right. Gives a bit different perspective on the man, doesn’t it?

Feulner began his Washington career as analyst for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, then called the Center for Strategic Studies. He later became a congressional aide to congressman (and later Secretary of Defense) Melvin Laird. Feulner subsequently became a long-serving executive assistant to Illinois Republican congressman Phil Crane. (I remember Crane well, so many conservatives were backing him and promoting him, yet the “false friends” had already targeted and partially neutralized him). Prior to becoming the President of the Heritage Foundation, Feulner was the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee.

Let’s take a look at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) so as to understand how the left and right work together, and the training Feulner received from them. The center hosts the Statesmen’s Forum, a bipartisan venue for international leaders to present their views. Past speakers have included UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon.

The CSIS Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Sam Nunn, a former Democratic Senator from Georgia and longtime chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre has been the president and chief executive officer of CSIS since April 2000.

The board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Soviet agent, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft. The board also includes major corporate business leaders as well as prominent figures in the fields of finance, private equity, real estate, academia and media.

CSIS has broadened its reach into public policy analysis under the leadership of Hamre and Nunn. The Department of Defense, as part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, that’s NDAA folks, commissioned CSIS to conduct an independent assessment of U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific Region. Also, in May 2009, President Barack Obama thanked the CSIS bipartisan Commission on Cyber security for its help in developing the Obama administration‘s policies on cyber warfare. The center has also been highly influential in the creation of the White House’s foreign policy. The first professional staff member hired was Richard V. Allen who later served in the Reagan administration. Allen was a Heritage fellow when he helped draft NAFTA and promote it through Heritage Foundation. The big goodbye to American jobs!

In 2012, CSIS hosted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she delivered a keynote address on “U.S. Strategic Engagement with North Africa in an Era of Change,” that addressed the security of embassies in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attack.

There was also a strong connection between Heritage and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon (founder of the “Moonies” as well as of the Washington Times). This first appeared in a 1975 congressional investigation on the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) activities in the US. The report noted, “In 1975, Ed Feulner was introduced to KCIA station chief Kim Yung.” Salonen was head of Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church in the United States. The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon’s Unification network, was linked to the World Anti-Communist League. Here is a short list of the Unification Church’s front groups, (note the UN-nongovernmental organization list). In the early 1980s, the KCIA began making donations to Heritage Foundation. In turn, Heritage established an Asian Studies Center.

Feulner was treasurer of the Mont Pelerin Society, an international organization of economists whose members included Henry Hazlitt (author of “A New Constitution Now”), and William F. Buckley, CFR, CIA, and Skull and Bonesman. (Do yourselves a favor and purchase John McManus’s book, William F.Buckley, Pied Piper for the Establishment.) Hazlitt’s book is extremely dangerous inasmuch as Hazlitt states things like, “an amendment could be proposed that would strike out everything after “We the people,” and that, of course, includes the Bill of Rights. He was suggesting that everything after “We the people” on down be scrapped and rewritten, which is amazing, as this document has provided more human dignity and freedom for more people than any other in recorded history. He also stated, “When I wrote A New Constitution Now I was sure, as I still am, that parliamentary government tends to be a better form of government than our own presidential system.” He and Paul Weyrich would agree. We would likely end up with this proposed Constitution for the New States of America.

Here is a list of the prominent Mont Pelerin Society members. Other prominent MPS members who advanced to policy positions included the late Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany, President Luigi Einaudi of Italy, Chairman Arthur F. Burns of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz.

Edwin Feulner is also a member of the Board of the NWO promoting National Chamber Foundation. Link He is a longtime officer and director of three grant-making foundations: the Sarah Scaife Foundation (Richard Mellon Scaife’s Foundation), the Aequus Institute (headed by Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College who is promoting charters/vouchers/choice, and is on the board of Heritage Foundation) and the Thomas A. Roe Foundation, charter member of the CNP, as well as Heritage Foundation, Mont Pelerin Society, etc.

Feulner is the former President of the Philadelphia Society, and past Director of the Sequoia Bank, the Council for National Policy, the Acton Institute, the International Republican Institute (which has been chaired by John McCain), the American Council in Germany, the Lehrman Institute and George Mason University.

He served as a member of the Gingrich-Mitchell Congressional U.N. Reform Task Force (2005) and on the Congressional Commission on International Financial Institutions (“Meltzer Commission“) from 1999-2000. Here is a list of those who served on the U.N. Reform Task Force. Newt Gingrich has been a Heidi and Alvin Toffler Third Waver since the 70s. He believes the Constitution is outdated and there should be no private property rights. Link

Edwin Feulner was the Vice Chairman of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (“Kemp Commission”) from 1995-1996. He also was Chairman of the bipartisan U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (1982-91), served as the Public Member (Ambassador) of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Second Special Session on Disarmament in New York, and a consultant for domestic policy to President Reagan, and an adviser to several government departments and agencies.

The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs comprises several administrative offices and five branches: Conference on Disarmament Secretariat and Conference Support Branch(Geneva), Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch (WMD), Conventional Arms (including Practical Disarmament) Branch (CAB), Regional Disarmament Branch (RDB) and Information and Outreach Branch (IOB). RDB further manages three regional centers.

Branches and centers are organized as follows:

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Edwin J. Feulner had a yearly income, including deferred compensation, of $1,098,612. Here is the 2012-990 for Heritage Foundation. The $25 dollars per month, which Heritage collects from grassroots members, goes to funding the salaries of their President and other notable members like Edwin Meese, the latter who collects half a million per year.

When Feulner recently retired, former neo-con Senator Jim DeMint replaced him as president. In Part 10, we’ll look at the new President of Heritage and the CNP’s propensity for Dominionists within their membership.

 

 

 

Enemies on The Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 5

“Only if we desire to know the truth and desire it fervently can we stand to be told that we the people are public enemy number one. If, on the other hand, we are too far gone to accept the truth, we shall continue to lose the little freedom and property we have left. This is a promise!” The Don Bell Report 

The number one mover and shaker in the Council for National Policy was Paul Weyrich, albeit there were others with more money and power, the Coors family, and Richard Mellon Scaife, heir to the Carnegie Mellon fortune. The latter has just announced he is dying from incurable cancer. First, let’s take a look at the founder of Heritage Foundation and his affiliations. Mr. Weyrich wielded such power, and had so many organizations, that I’m only able to skim the surface of his many involvements.

Please understand that I’m writing this series to make people aware that all those great sounding rightwing groups have hidden agendas and affiliations with the Communist left and the shadow government of the CFR. We must know our enemies. In doing so, we can counter their efforts with the truth.

Paul Weyrich

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Paul M. Weyrich was born in 1942 and died in 2008. He was allegedly an American religious conservative and figurehead of the New Right. The latter has nothing to do with old-right Constitutional conservatives. The New Right is made up of neo-con Trotskyites and corporate fascists. They masquerade as “moderate” Republicans. See Part 3 of this series.

Weyrich was the Grand Poobah of the Council for National Policy. He was on the CNP Board of Governors in 1982 and 1996, and was the CNP Secretary-Treasurer as well as being on the Executive Committee in 1984-1985 and 1988. The Executive Committee decides who can become a member, and who can be an invited guest. He co-founded the conservative think tanks, the Heritage Foundation, the Free Congress Foundation, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He coined the term “Moral Majority“, the name of the political action group Moral Majority that he co-founded in 1979 with fellow CNP charter member, Jerry Falwell.

The Heritage Foundation

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As major founder of the Heritage Foundation, Paul Weyrich served as the first president in 1973-1974. Funding came from Joseph Coors, and Richard Mellon Scaife.   Here is a list of Heritage’s top funders today, along with their board of trustees. Note that Carthage Foundation, Sarah Scaife Foundation, and Scaife Family Foundation are all Richard Mellon Scaife foundations. Here is Weyrich’s own story of how he and Joe Coors worked together to create Heritage Foundation.

In 1971, Joseph Coors along with Jack Wilson and Paul Weyrich, founded Analysis and Research Inc., to establish a political research entity, that being Heritage Foundation. CNP member, Joe Coors donated the first-year Heritage budget of $250,000 for 1973 from the coffers of the Coors Corporation, and for the next two years gave $200,000. He then pledged $15,000 per month, but eventually gave more. Coors and Weyrich set up the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress, which evolved into the Free Congress Foundation, to carry out political activities, and the Heritage Foundation as a tax exempt educational research entity.

The Coors company provided Heritage Foundation with $20,000 per month during the foundation’s first year. Weyrich was Heritage president until February 28, 1974.

The Free Congress Foundation Board of Directors included Weyrich who was an ardent supporter of the Society for the Protection of Tradition, Family and Property (more on them later) and Charles Moser, an editorial adviser to a publication that praises the Nazi Waffen SS.

Weyrich, who for years represented the ongoing political interests of the Coors family in Washington, DC, sponsored and worked closely with convicted Austrian Nazi collaborator, Laszlo Pasztor, a Hungarian-American who was employed at Free Congress Foundation, the political arm of Heritage Foundation. Pasztor’s Coalitions of the Americas was housed as a subsidiary of the Free Congress Foundation. The Coors and Scaife-funded Heritage Foundation co-sponsored a 1989 forum with a pro-Nazi group, the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations.

In Martin Lee’s book, The Beast Reawakens, he refers to Pasztor as Weyrich’s right hand man:

“In addition to homegrown agitators who dredged up anti-Semitic motifs that harkened back to the 1930s, some countries had to contend with groups that were led or supported by pro-fascist exiles who repatriated from the West where they had carried on as vocal anti-Communists during the Cold War, often with CIA support. The Free Congress Foundation, founded by American far right strategist Paul Weyrich, became active in eastern European politics after the Cold War. Figuring prominently in this effort was Weyrich’s right-hand man, Laszlo Pasztor, a former leader of the pro-Nazi Arrow Cross organization in Hungary, which had collaborated with Hitler’s Reich. After serving two years in prison for his Arrow Cross activities, Pasztor found his way to the United States, where he was instrumental in establishing the ethnic-outreach arm of the Republican National Committee.”

In the 1970s, Weyrich and Coors made appointments and set up political contacts on Capitol Hill for one Franz Joseph Strauss, Bavarian Head of State who helped émigré Nazi collaborators. Another fascist, Roger Pearson, writer and organizer for the Nazi Northern League of Northern Europe joined the editorial board of Policy Review (Heritage’s monthly publication) in 1977. The following brief mention of Roger Pearson on the British Eugenics Society web site is an indicator of his abiding contribution to pure racial breeding:

“Hans K. Gunther, a Nazi anthropologist and eugenicist… was assisted by Roger Pearson of the Eugenics Society, an important figure on the racist journal, Mankind Quarterly… Mankind Quarterly is a racist journal still pumping out venom in 1994, still influenced by Roger Pearson. Josef Mengele’s co-researcher at Auschwitz, Von Verschuer, was on the editorial advisory board of this journal before his death in 1970.”

The Northern League merged newsletters with Britons Publishing Company, an anti-Semitic publisher and a major distributor of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It was theosophist, and Russian occultist, Yuliana Glinka, who cooked up the Protocols, and she was the companion and coordinator for Madam Helena Blavatsky‘s Theosophical Society. Link All anti-Semitics, please refrain from writing to me.

The Policy Review was then published by the Hoover Institute whose members include Ed Meese, CFR Condi Rice, and NAFTA’s Richard Allen. It was discontinued in 2013.

Pearson’s racialist theories are still circulated worldwide by neo-Nazi and white supremacist organizations. Pearson was a recipient of white supremacist and pro-eugenics grants from Pioneer Fund to the tune of a million dollars. One of the funds’ founders was former Senator Jesse Helms, 33rd degree mason, and Council for National Policy charter member.

To get a sense of how revolutionary the political fight for power in the U.S. was then, and still is today, we need to look at a few quotes from what has been dubbed, “Paul Weyrich’s Teaching Manual,” the Free Congress Foundation’s strategic plan on how to gain control of the government of the U.S. Written by Eric Heubeck, and titled, “The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement.” The document is no longer available at the Free Congress Foundation’s website for obvious reasons. The excerpts explain why the Dominionists are winning; the tactics they endorse are sheer Machiavellian:

Paraphrased here are the four immoral principles of the Dominionist movement as the following:

1) Falsehoods are not only acceptable, they are a necessity. The corollary is: The masses will accept any lie if it is spoken with vigor, energy and dedication. (Doesn’t this sound like the Third Reich’s Goebbels who said, “If you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it.”)

2) It is necessary to be cast under the cloak of “goodness” whereas all opponents and their ideas must be cast as “evil.”

3) Complete destruction of every opponent must be accomplished through unrelenting personal attacks. (This is an Alinsky tactic, as are others.)

4) The creation of the appearance of overwhelming power and brutality is necessary in order to destroy the will of opponents to launch opposition of any kind.

Huebeck goes on to say,  “There will be three main stages in the unfolding of this movement. The first stage will be devoted to the development of a highly motivated elite able to coordinate future activities. The second stage will be devoted to the development of institutions designed to make an impact on the wider elite and a relatively small minority of the masses. The third stage will involve changing the overall character of American popular culture.

And just what are they changing it into?

According to Jeffrey Sharlet, Hitler’s Mein Kampf and William L. Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich are studied as textbooks in a particular leadership training group he wrote about in Harper’s Magazine. Link

Paul Weyrich wrote an article in 1987 entitled, “A Conservative’s Lament.” In it he stated, “If we are going to be a serious nation, we need a serious system for selecting our leaders and advisors. We need some type of shadow government, in which leaders and top advisors can be identified and developed, and through which our politics can be better focused on policy choices. The world is a professional league, and we cannot win fielding amateur teams.”  What does he think the CFR is? Of course he loved the parliamentary form of government.

In Part 6, we’ll continue looking at Heritage Foundation and their UN connections, NAFTA, and the Health Care mandate. Please remember that I’m simply skimming the surface of these people involved with the Council for National Policy. Throughout the rest of this series, Heritage Foundation is at the center of the Council for National Policy.

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.