3. "Jimmy Carter and the Trilateral Commission"
The Trilateral Commission (TLC), though last year's number one choice
for the "Ten Best Censored Stories of 1976," has been renominated,
as this monumentous story still has had very limited press coverage.
The idea for the Commission came from David Rockefeller, of Chase Manhattan
Bank, in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the late 60's, with his
fears that the "excess of democracy" was curbing both the
power and flexibility of the U.S. government's world interventions which
would minimize chances for situations favorable to U.S. capital and
the multinational corporations. The purpose of the group is to bring
together multinational business executives, politicians, and a few union
leaders, from Western Europe, the United States, and Japan -- the world's
industrial giants -- into a policymaking alliance designed to dictate
world policies and exploit citizens for economic gains.
The first step in the plan was to gain control of the legislative branch
of the U.S. government by selecting, in 1973, an ambitious and capable
presidential candidate, an unknown peanut farmer from Georgia, with
no political base, to be a founding member of the Trilateral Commission
and then providing his education in international politics. Jimmy Carter
was elected with the help of the 200 odd Commissioners, including the
heads of CBS and Time. This was followed by the new President's appointment
of TLC members to all the policy making roles in the U.S. government.
A few examples of Trilateral Commission members, other than Carter himself,
are, Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to the President;
Walter Mondale, Vice President; Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State; Harold
Brown, Secretary of Defense; and W. Michael Blumenthal, Secretary of
Every one of Carter's major moves so far has been in precise accord
with the group's recommendations. Their general 'band aid' plan includes
(1) a new economic planning agency attached to the White House; (2)
some unspecified way of eliminating the pervasive suspicion of the motives
and powers of political leaders; (3) reinvigoration of political parties
accomplished mainly by making it legal for corporations to support them;
(4) check upon the abuses of power by the press to include tougher libel
laws against journalists who insult decision makers; (5) reduced spending
for education as it leads to frustration, criticism, and disrespect;
(6) government subsidies to major corporations to design unspecified
new modes of organization that will head off irresponsible blackmailing
techniques; (7) a new institute for strengthening of democratic institutions
at the public's expense.
The potential effects of this organization on, not only our society,
but the rest of the world qualify this story to be nominated as a "best
"The Making of a President," by Robert Manning, Penthouse,
September, 1977, p. 118+.
"Cartergate: The Death of Democracy," by Craig S. Karpel,
Penthouse November, 1977, p. 69+.
"Where Jimmy Went Wrong," by Taylor Branch, Esquire, May,
1977, p. 28-21.