By Kelleigh Nelson
“We are told that there are conservatives, liberals and independents in America. We wish this were true, so that our task would not be so great. The truth is that 99% of Americans are liberals. They do not know it and they cannot help it, until they relearn what conservatism is and what it is not. The Don Bell Report
Now let’s take a closer look at this huge organization called, The Council for National Policy. The CNP was Founded in 1981, allegedly to counter the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). It was also heralded as an umbrella organization which wanted limited government, believed in “traditional Judeo-Christian values,” and a strong National Defense. So then, why did they have five CFR members on their initial roster?
One of the most famous CFR members was Arnaud de Borchgrave. He was the former editor-in-chief from 1985 to 1991 of the Washington Times, and of Insight magazine between 1998 to 2001, both of which are publications owned by Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. After his CEO turn at Sun Myung Moon’s UPI, he retained associations with both Moon’s Unification Church media outlets, as “Editor-at-Large” of The Washington Times and UPI, writing regular columns published by either or both. He also serves as Project Director for Transnational Threats (TNT) and Senior Advisor for The Center for Strategic and International Studies. (The board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Soviet agent Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft.) He is also contributor to The Globalist, a daily online magazine.
The other very famous CFR member on the original CNP membership list was none other than J. Peter Grace of W. R. Grace Company. (1984-1985 list) Grace was a member of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta, (SMOM), and was instrumental in Operation Paperclip, which was conducted by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), now the CIA. The program was used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the aftermath of World War II.
In 1948, the SMOM gave one of its highest awards of honor, the Gran Croci al Merito con Placca, to General Reinhard Gehlen, Adolf Hitler’s chief anti-Soviet spy. (Only three other people received this award.) Gehlen, was touted as a formidable ally in the holy crusade against godless Marxism. After the war, he and his well-developed spy apparatus—staffed largely by ex-Nazis—joined the fledgling CIA operated by Allen Dulles. Eventually, hundreds more Nazis ended up on the U.S. government’s payroll. Among them was Klaus Barbie. Link
Peter Grace and Project Paperclip
On January 16, 1980, ABCTV broadcast a special “News Close Up,” “Escape from Justice: Nazi War Criminals in America,” which discussed Grace’s Role in Project Paperclip.
The transcript of the program, available from ABC on request, states:
“Project Paperclip, from the end of WW II to the mid-1950’s, brought more than 900 German scientists to the United States. Otto Ambros was a chemist and a Director of the notorious I.G. Farben Company which supplied gasoline and rubber for Hitler’s war effort. Ambros played a supervisory role in the construction of Farben’s plant in the Polish village of Auschwitz. For I.G. Farben, Auschwitz concentration inmates provided a plentiful source of cheap labor. The Nuremberg prosecution charged that each day at Farben’s plant, one hundred people died from sheer exhaustion. Otto Ambros was convicted of slavery and mass murder and sentenced to eight years in prison. But even while on trial at Nuremberg, Ambros was a target for U.S. recruiters from ‘Project Paperclip.’ His prison sentence was commuted after only three years by American officials and he was helped in a bid to enter the United States by J. Peter Grace, President of W. R. Grace, a major American chemical company. An internal State Department document describes how J. Peter Grace helped Otto Ambros in his efforts to enter the U.S. In a memorandum to the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Grace acknowledges that Ambros was a war criminal. But he adds that in the years he’s known Ambros, ‘we have developed a very deep admiration, not only for his ability, but more important, for his character in terms of truthfulness and integrity.’ Otto Ambros did consulting work tor W. R. Grace and Company and lived in Mannheim, Germany. In a recent telephone interview Ambros [said] ‘I’m happy to still be working as a chemist, but it’s funny, now I’m helping the Americans.’ ” In June 1981, largely in response to the efforts of well known war crimes researcher Charles Allen, Yeshiva University cancelled a $150-a-plate dinner it had organized to honor Grace. (See also, Joe Conason and Martin A. Rosenblatt, “The Corporate State of Grace,” ‘Village Voice’, April 12, 1983.) When the scandal broke in West Germany over the Flick Company paying huge sums of money to various politicians and parties, it was learned that additionally Flick had taken improper tax waivers and used the money to pump millions of dollars into W. R. Grace Co., becoming a major shareholder. Friedrich Karl Flick himself sits on the Grace Board. As the Moscow New Times reminded its readers (No. 8, 1983, citing Der Spiegel), Friedrich Karl’s father, Flick Sr., had poured money into the coffers of the Nazi party in January 1933, and, ”after Goering had promised the Ruhr magnates that the March 5 elections will be the last elections in this decade and perhaps in this century,” he contributed another 200,000 marks; this sum was handed to SS Reich Fuhrer Himmler. Flick Sr. was subsequently sentenced at Nuremberg to seven years for using slave labor, spoliation and being an accessory to the crimes of the SS. To ensure a good beginning for his son, the war criminal sent him after the war for early training with W. R. Grace.
Grace was also a founder of Citizens Against Government Waste, along with Vin Webber, (fellow CNP and CFR member, as well as a member of the globalist Aspen Institute, funded largely by the Carnegie Corporation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation ). Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is a non-profit group that has campaigned on behalf of the tobacco industry and in favor of Microsoft and against open source software. Up until April 2013, they were members of American Legislative Exchange Council. Link Peter Grace was also a member of Yale’s secret organization, Scroll and Key.
The CNP still has CFR members on their roster today. The Republicans in federal, state, and local legislatures are all connected to both the CNP and CFR, as well as other nefarious leftist organizations. The destruction of old-right Constitutional conservatism was well planned. We’ll discuss this and the many and varied founders of the CNP, as well as their backgrounds in Part 3.