Master Spider David Rockefeller Passes
by Stephen Lendman
On March 20, billionaire predatory banker David Rockefeller died in his sleep at age 101.
Financial commentator Hans Schicht earlier said “(w)hat has been good for (David) Rockefeller has been a curse for the United States. Its citizens, government and country are indebted to the hilt, enslaved to his banks.”
“The country’s industrial force was lost to overseas.” Banker interests are served at the expense of enormous harm to most people.
In 1994, Rockefeller said “(w)e are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and nations will accept the new world order.”
He failed to explain his agenda served US-led Western interests exclusively - including endless imperial wars, color revolutions, assassinating foreign leaders, putting corporate interests over the general welfare, and police state crackdowns on nonbelievers.
In his Memoirs, Rockefeller explained his deplorable agenda as follows:
“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 (Fidel) 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.”
From 1969 - 1981, he was Chase Manhattan Bank’s chairman, a banking giant of its day, far more formidable now as America’s second largest predatory banking colossus - expanded through mergers and acquisitions.
Privately, he influenced every US president since Dwight Eisenhower and other top government officials. He declined positions as Fed chairman and Treasury secretary, preferring a private sector role.
In 1973, he founded the Trilateral Commission, Jimmy Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski its charter members, the group created because of the threat of too much democracy, wanting it undermined.
He was a founding Bilderberg Group member, comprised of the world’s most powerful figures, its mission to supplant nation-state sovereignty with corporate-controlled global governance, based on ruler-serf dominance, privilege served exclusively at the expense of exploiting all others everywhere.
In 1949, he became a Council on Foreign Relations member, in 1970 its chairman, later its honorary chairman. Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. once called CFR a “front organization (for) the heart of the American Establishment.”
Rockefeller had close CIA ties. He supported ruthless despots in Iran, Iraq (before Saddam fell out of favor), Chile and elsewhere. He backed Israeli apartheid viciousness.
His philanthropy was self-serving. He deplored peace, equity, justice and democratic governance.
His dark side reflects a legacy of predation, profiting from human misery.
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