"For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as'internationalists'and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." David Rockefeller, taken from his own book, Memoirs (2002).
"NAFTA will represent the most creative step toward a new world order taken by any group of countries since the end of the Cold War, and the first step toward an even larger vision of a free-trade zone for the entire Western Hemisphere…(NAFTA) is not a conventional trade agreement, but the architecture of a new international system." Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (CFR) in a Los Angeles Times column, July 18, 1993.
"Eventually, our long-range objective (with NAFTA) is to establish with the United States, but also with Canada, our other regional partner, an ensemble of connections and institutions similar to those created by the European Union." Mexican President Vicente Fox in Madrid, May 16, 2002.
"Reformist Mexican President Vicente Fox raises eyebrows with his suggestion that over a decade or two NAFTA should evolve into something like the European Union, with open borders for not only goods and investment but also people. He can rest assured that there is one voice north of the Rio Grande that supports his vision. To wit, this newspaper." Wall Street Journal editor Robert Bartley (CFR) in a July 2, 2001 editorial entitled "Open NAFTA Borders? Why Not?"
"NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution for North America… Although NAFTA fueled the train of continental integration, it did not provide conductors to guide it…The European experience with integration has much to teach North American policymakers." Prof. Robert A. Pastor (CFR) in Foreign Affairs, January/February 2004, Pastor is author of Toward a North American Community: Lessons from the Old World to the New. Since 2002, he is Professor of International Relations at American University and aids that institution in its goal to become the nation's first global university. He is also Vice Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on North America
"With respect to U.S. policy, when it comes to our role as a member of the (UN) Security Council we obviously are bound by UN resolutions." Secretary of State Colin Powell (CFR) in remarks to reporters at UN Headquarters, February 14, 2001.
"We cannot leap into world government in one quick step...The precondition for eventual globalization – genuine globalization – is progressive regionalization." Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski expressed his view of regionalism at Mikhail Gorbachev's October 1995 State of the World Forum.
"The United Nations represents not a final stage of world order, but only a primitive stage. Therefore its primary task is to create the conditions which will make possible a more highly developed organization." John Foster Dulles (CFR) in War and Peace, 1950. Dulles participated in the San Francisco Conference that founded the United Nations and served as secretary of state in the Eisenhower administration.
Hemispheric institutions, including the OAS (Organization of American States) and Inter-American Development Bank and now the NAFTA institutions, can be forged into the vital mechanisms of hemispheric governance. Then-National Security Adviser Anthony Lake recommended this course of action in a November 29, 1993 memo to President Bill Clinton.
September 11, 1990 — President Bush calls the Gulf War an opportunity for the New World Order. In an address to Congress entitled Toward a New World Order, Mr. Bush says: "The crisis in the Persian Gulf offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times... a new world order can emerge in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony... Today the new world is struggling to be born."
October 1, 1990 — In a U.N. address, President Bush speaks of the "collective strength of the world community expressed by the U.N... a historic movement towards a new world order...a new partnership of nations... a time when humankind came into its own... to bring about a revolution of the spirit and the mind and begin a journey into a... new age."
1991 — President Bush praises the New World Order in a State of Union Message: "What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea — a new world order... to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind... based on shared principles and the rule of law... The illumination of a thousand points of light... The winds of change are with us now."
1993 — A second Parliament of World Religions is held in Chicago on the 100th anniversary of the first. Like the first convention, this one seeks to join all the religions of the world into "one harmonious whole," but it wants to make them "merge back into their original element." Traditional beliefs of monotheistic religions such as Christianity are considered incompatible with individual "enlightenment", and must be drastically altered.
June, 1991 — The Council on Foreign Relations co-sponsors an assembly "Rethinking America's Security: Beyond Cold War to New World Order" which is attended by 65 prestigious members of government, labor, academia, the media, military, and the professions from nine countries. Later, several of the conference participants joined some 100 other world leaders for another closed door meeting of the Bilderberg Society in Baden Baden, Germany. The Bilderbergers also exert considerable clout in determining the foreign policies of their respective governments. While at that meeting, David Rockefeller said in a speech:
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
Late July, 1991— On a Cable News Network program, CFR member and former CIA director Stanfield Turner (Rhodes scholar), when asked about Iraq, responded: "We have a much bigger objective. We've got to look at the long run here. This is an example — the situation between the United Nations and Iraq — where the United Nations is deliberately intruding into the sovereignty of a sovereign nation... Now this is a marvelous precedent (to be used in) all countries of the world..."
1992 — The Twilight of Sovereignty by CFR member (and former Citicorp Chairman) Walter Wriston is published, in which he claims: "A truly global economy will require... compromises of national sovereignty... There is no escaping the system."
To realize the full possibilities of this economy, we must reach beyond our own borders, to shape the revolution that is tearing down barriers and building new networks among nations and individuals, and economies and cultures: globalization. It's the central reality of our time." President William Clinton.
"No generation has had the opportunity, as we now have, to build a global economy that leaves no-one behind. It is a wonderful opportunity, but also a profound responsibility." President William Clinton.
1992 — President Bush addressing the General Assembly of the U.N said: "It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance."
May 21, 1992 – In an address to the Bilderberger organization meeting in Evian, France, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger declares: "Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."
"We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order, a world where the rule of law, not the rule of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.'s founders." President George Bush, 1991.
"We've worked hard to comply with the WTO (World Trade Organization). I think it's important that all nations comply with WTO rulings. I'll work with Congress to get into compliance." President George W. Bush answering a question about a WTO ruling against the United States, November 26, 2004.
"The new century demands new partnerships for peace and security. The United Nations plays a crucial role, with allies sharing burdens America might otherwise bear alone. America needs a strong and effective U.N. I want to work with this new Congress to pay our dues and our debts. We must continue to support security and stability in Europe and Asia – expanding NATO and defining its new missions, maintaining our alliance with Japan, with Korea, with our other Asian allies, and engaging China." President William Clinton, State of the Union Address 1999.
Marie Anne Jacques