Cecil Rhodes and the Rhodes Scholarships Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902), South African financier, British statesman and industrialist, who wanted to make Africa a "British dominion from the Cape to Cairo"), with the financial support of Nathaniel Meyer Rothschild (1840-1915) and Alfred Beit, was able to control the diamond mines of South Africa with his Debeers Consolidated Mines Limited, by buying out the French Diamond Co. and then merging with the Barnato Diamond Mining Company. He eventually controlled the production of diamonds throughout the world. His Consolidated Gold Fields was also a prosperous gold mining operation. He made $5 million annually. [which was a huge sum in those days --ed] In 1877, while still studying at Oxford (it took him 8 years because of having to run the diamond mines), he wrote the first of seven wills, in which each became a separate and legally binding document. It called for the establishment of: "...a secret society with but one object -- the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, (and) for ... making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire." Frank Aydelotte, a founding member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees, wrote in his book, American Rhodes Scholarships: "In his first will Rhodes states his aim still more specifically: 'The extension of British rule throughout the world ... the foundation of so great a power as to hereafter render wars impossible and promote the interests of humanity'." When he died, his third will, drafted in 1888, called for the establishment of a trust, run by his son-in-law Lord Rosebury, a Rothschild agent, to administer his fortune. His seventh and last will, named Nathan Rothschild administrator of his estate, and established an educational grant known as the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University (which was controlled by the Fabians). The Scholarships provided a two-year program for young men, and later, women, from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, to carry on the Illuminati conspiracy. Among the more famous Rhodes Scholars: · Dean Rusk (CFR, Secretary of State, 1961-69) · Walt Whitman Rostow (Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, 1966-69) · Harland Cleveland (Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Kennedy administration, Ambassador to NATO under Presidents Johnson and Nixon) · Nicholas Katzenbach (CFR, U.S. Attorney General, 1965-66) · Sen. James William Fulbright (Arkansas, 1945-74) · Sen. Frank Church (Idaho, 1956-81) · Sen. Bill Bradley (New Jersey, 1979-97) · Sen. David Boren (Oklahoma, 1979-94, CFR) · Sen. Richard D. Lugar (Indiana, 1976-) · Sen. Larry Pressler (South Dakota, 1979-97, CFR, Phi-Beta-Kappa) · Sen. Paul Sarbanes (Maryland, 1977-) · Rep. Elliot H. Levitas (GA, 1975-85) · Rep. Carl Albert (OH, 1947-77, Speaker of the House from 1971-77) · Rep. John Brademas (IN, 1959-81, later New York University President) · Gov. Bill Clinton (Arkansas, 1979-81, 1983-92; President, 1993-2001; CFR, Trilateral Commission -- he didn't graduate from Oxford) · Gov. Richard Celeste (OH, 1983-91) · Supreme Court Justice Byron ‘Whizzer’ White (1962-93, also Phi Beta Kappa) · Brig. Gen. Pete Dawkins · Gen. Bernard W. Rogers (Supreme Commander of the NATO forces in Europe, 1979-87) · Gen. Wesley Clark (Supreme Commander of the NATO forces in Europe, 1997-2000) · Stansfield Turner (CIA Director, 1977-81) · R. James Wolesy (CFR, CIA Director, 1993-95) · Charles Collingwood (TV commentator) · Howard K. Smith (TV commentator) · George Jerome Goodman (writer known as 'Adam Smith') · Hedley Donovan (former Editor-in-Chief of Time magazine, later a senior advisor to President Carter) · Robert Penn Warren (Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and novelist, best known for his book All the King's Men). The Rhodes fortune, through the Rhodes Scholarship Fund, has been used to promote the concept of globalism and one-world government. Up to 1953, out of 1,372 American Rhodes Scholars, 431 had positions in teaching and educational administration, 31 were college presidents, 113 had government positions, 70 held positions in the media, and 14 were executives in foundations. Rhodes began developing his philosophy after hearing a speech by John Ruskin (1819-1900) at Christ Church at Oxford University, which espoused an opinion, which by extension, furthered the teaching found in Plato's Republic. Plato called for "...a ruling class with a powerful army to keep it in power and a society completely subordinate to the monolithic authority of the rulers." Rhodes was also greatly influenced by Windom Reade's book The Martyrdom of Man, published in 1872, which advocated Darwinism and the tremendous suffering that man must undergo, which was epitomized in the phrase "the survival of the fittest." The book said that the "inevitable progress of man (was) to perfection." Rhodes incorporated this rationalization into his thinking. (David A. Rivera)
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Jeff Wilkerson Editor Est. 2013