Late last year, the New York Daily News ran a curious story on 85-year-old billionaire philanthropist Laurence Rockefeller who is funding a special report on UFOs to be sent to President Clinton and other world leaders.
Michael Luckman, director of the New York Center for UFO Research, says the Rockefeller report entitled 'The Best Available Evidence,' "features testimony from former military officials and astronauts that contradicts Air Force denials of an alien landing."
The billionaire's name again pops up as a VIP attendee at Bill Clinton's birthday party held on a Rockefeller estate in August last year. The New York Daily News of August 24 reported that while President Clinton was on the prowl for campaign cash, Laurence was on the look out for ETs.
"Rockefeller has been pressing the Clinton administration to open the government's UFO files," the Daily News notes. Apparently, Laurence thinks it's time the government came clean on the subject of UFOs, particularly the rumored crash of a spacecraft in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
Is Laurence just another 'truth seeker', or could there be a more sinister motivation behind his devotion to this obscure quest? Certainly, there's no doubt that the Rockefellers constitute one of the world's wealthiest and most influential dynasties.
Laurences' brother David, a longtime chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, heads the family's global corporate empire. The Rockefeller family played instrumental roles in establishing powerful supranational bodies like the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderberg Society.
If anyone doubts the global power of the Rockefeller dynasty and their active behind-the-scenes involvement in international affairs, just consider these remarks by investigative author Malachi Martin in The Keys of This Blood. He states:
"Television commentator Bill Moyers found out during a fifteen-day, globe spanning trip in the company of David Rockefeller that 'just about a dozen or fifteen individuals made day-to-day decisions that regulated the flow of capital and goods throughout the entire world.'"
As Bill Moyers himself said, "David Rockefeller is the most conspicuous representative today of the ruling class, a multinational fraternity of men who shape the global economy and manage the flow of its capital. Rockefeller was born to it, and he has made the most of it. But what some critics see as a vast international conspiracy, he considers a circumstance of life and just another day's work... In the world of David Rockefeller it's hard to tell where business ends and politics begins."
History of Social Engineering
A quick history lesson reveals that the Rockefeller family has a long and some would say -- infamous -- record of involvement in shaping social causes.
Thirty years ago when the radical student movement was gaining momentum in North America, the Rockefeller dynasty was surprisingly quick to offer funds. A student leader James Simon Kunen, in his book entitled The Strawberry Incident, tells about the 1968 Students for a Democratic Society convention in which, "men from Business International Roundtables,... tried to buy up a few radicals. These men are the world's industrialists and they convene to decide how our lives are going to go. They offered to finance our demonstrations in Chicago. We were also offered ESSO (Rockefeller) money."
The Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver warned that the megarich were buying themselves a revolution. He wrote:
"There is a danger to the healthy development of the American Revolution in the fact that often revolutions are manipulated by the ruling class to appear to be a bigger threat than they really are."
Consider this comment by Frank Capell in the U.S. Review of the News:
"Of course, we know that these radical students are not going to take over the government. What they are going to do is provide the excuse for the government to take over the people, by passing more and more repressive laws to 'keep things under control'."
Rockefeller money effectively bought the 60s student revolt and steered it in the direction desired by the U.S. Establishment. The opportunity for constructive social change was lost thanks to the 'support' of 'Rockybucks'.
Just ponder some of the social programs and new ideas taken to heart by the Rockefellers in the past. Rockefeller's Standard Oil was once, well before the turn of the century, a near monopoly. It was perceived by the public, quite rightly, as an utterly ruthless brigand which would stoop to blackmail, murder, bribery, bombing and intimidation to maintain its power. To 'survive' Rockefeller embarked on a gigantic "philanthropy" program to finance the pet schemes of the U.S. ruling class. The paternalistic, elitist nature of one such scheme was set out in Rockefeller's General Education Board Occasional Paper No.1, which declared:
"In our dreams we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own goodwill upon a grateful and responsive rural folk.... The task we set before ourselves is a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are. So we will organise our children into a little community and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way, in the home, in the shop, and on the farm."
Rockefeller the ignoble robber baron was transformed into Rockefeller the great civiliser and humanitarian. The all-wise father guiding and chastening his wayward children.
By the 1920s John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Rockefeller dynasty, was funding the notorious "racial hygiene" think tank Eugenics Records Office. Its ideas of mass sterilization, the 'inferiority' of Black people and "breeding better humans" directly influenced Adolf Hitler and provided 'scientific legitimacy' for the Nazi race laws. This did not stop the ubiquitous Rockefeller Foundation, a decade later, offering huge grants to the Black civil rights leader and preacher Father Divine. By 1941 Father Divines' Peace Mission had over a million members and was quickly gaining public attention. Father Divine's widow wrote that her husband maintained his freedom of thought and action by refusing Rockefeller financial aid.
Others were not so fortunate.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich, shortly before he mysteriously died in prison in 1957, told prison psychologists that the Rockefeller Foundation "made me a tool of its socioeconomic interpersonal relations."
Both the American Medical Association [see New Dawn No.33 & 34] and the psychiatric establishment, who had persecuted Reich for years received substantial funding from the Rockefeller clan.
Rockybucks All Around [Rockefeller Funds UFO, Alien Research & Gaii / Eco Projects]
Laurence Rockefeller has been splashing out substantial sums of money (aka 'Rockybucks') to prominent UFO/alien researchers and fringe research foundations.
He has channelled (pardon the pun) money into Dr. John Mack, the Harvard psychiatrist famous for his book on so-called 'alien abductions'. Laurence is alleged, based on well substantiated rumours and published information, to have also made a contribution of prestige and perhaps money to help Dr. Mack resist efforts at Harvard to censure him for his 'alien abduction' beliefs.
At a meeting of the Rhode Island Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), Mack likened the abductee experience to that of an endangered animal being hunted and temporarily debilitated in order to be moved to a safe place. The animal does not know that it is being "hurt" for its own good, for the survival of its species.
Mack believes the 'greys' (aliens) are trying to tell us in a cryptic way -- through the abduction experience -- our species is in danger. In order to save us from extinction, they are playing God by doing some evolutionary tinkering with our DNA.
Greens and Greys [Linking Alien Presence to Environmentalism]
"... intelligences of the highest power are absolutely appalled that this one species is so out of control, so insensitive to the living ecosystem of the earth..." -- Dr. John Mack, Harvard Psychiatrist
Mack also managed to link ufology and ecology -- another of Laurence's longtime causes, which is quite a paradox considering it's no big secret Nelson Rockefeller -- a dynasty patriarch -- singlehandedly destroyed the Amazon! Then again, times change and so do strategies if you want to stay ahead of the rest. (Even if Laurence was on a guilt trip for past family excesses -- and it is customary for the megarich to make token endowments to "liberal" social causes -- his current endowments are rather strange.
Mack's bridge between UFOs and ecology is evident in a recent book of articles compiled by the Sierra Club. Entitled Ecopsychology, Mack asks: "How do we invent a new psychology of our relationship to the earth?"
Critics accuse Mack of founding a new religion in the "green politics" of the aliens. His response that he "cannot help it if this is the communication coming through," digests well with Laurence who concurs with the aliens that we must immediately stop destroying our precious earth. Mack states "it's not as if there's no truth to the warning" adding that this message comes through to people who are "not environmentally sophisticated."
Still on the ecology front, Laurence Rockefeller also funds the Green Earth Foundation headed by Terence McKenna. McKenna scouts the globe collecting psychoactive plants, which he is permitted to cultivate in Hawaii. One of McKenna's theories is that psychoactive substances used by native cultures in religious ceremonies induce telepathic links with alien cultures. He believes the patriarchal "dominator" cultures of the past few thousand years have failed us and the earth, and calls for an "archaic revival", which requires a return to humanity's last "sane" moment 15,000 years ago on the plains of Africa "rocked in the cradle of the great horned mushroom goddess."
Another of Rockefeller's UFO-related activities is his close cooperation with the low-profile BSW Foundation, headed by wealthy New Yorkers Sandra Wright Houghton and Bootsy Galbraith. They, too, both embrace the view shared by Rockefeller that the earth is being visited primarily by benevolent ETs who pose no threat to the established order.
Human Potential Foundation [Global Mind - Change Potential]
The Human Potential Foundation (HPF), founded by U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell and based in Falls Church, Virginia, is another project funded primarily by Laurence Rockefeller.
According to Dick Farley, who worked for the organisation for about three years, Rockefeller's interest in HPF seemed to be the promotion of "alternative religious and psychiatric/psychological paradigms, including so-called 'UFOs' and 'abductions,' having 'Global Mind Change' potentials. Rockefeller put more than $700,000 through the 'HPF' from 1991 to 1994, as Common Cause Magazine recently reported."
The President of HPF, 'retired' naval intelligence officer Cdr. C.B. "Scott" Jones, Ph.D., was a contractual consultant to the Defense Nuclear Agency (1981-1985) before next working for Senator Pell as Special Assistant (1985-1991), ostensibly looking after Pell's "paranormal" interests (Jones is also listed in John Mack's book alongside Laurence Rockefeller).
The Human Potential Foundation stages conferences like last year's gathering of luminaries that included author and investigative reporter Ruth Montgomery, UFO author and psychologist Leo Sprinkle, transpersonal and para-psychologist Charles Tart, native American historian Paula Underwood, environmental activist Don Ware, futurist John Petersen, orientalist and author Zecharia Sitchin, psychiatrist and author John Mack, clinical researcher Richard Boylan, editor of Omni Magazine Keith Ferrell, founder of CONTACT James Funaro, Director of United Nations University Jerome Glenn, and others.
Entitled "When Cosmic Cultures Meet," the conference dealt with a range of interesting subject matter. Joan d'Arc of Newspeak, who attended the conference, said the problem she found with "the 'Have-You-Hugged-Your-Gray-Today' school generally prevailing at the HPF conference is nobody was saying perhaps ETs and abduction experiences are very bad news."
And whose job will it be to make official contact with our space helpers? Joan was handed a questionnaire at the HPF conference that asked attendees to place in order of importance which government/military bodies should be given the job. No doubt the chosen body will also announce the arrival of our space brothers. They are apparently a little shy when it comes to human interaction, choosing instead to 'abduct' and study us on an individual basis.
All Laurence's pet projects contain a familiar theme: Aliens are here to help us, perhaps aid us along the evolutionary ladder.
Is it a case of he who pays the piper calls the tune?
Acclimating the Public - Disney & Disinfo
"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us realize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world." -- President Ronald Reagan, in a speech made to the 42nd General Assembly of the United Nations, Sept. 21, 1987
If aliens were visiting earth secretly, and wanted to eventually make their presence known, who would they approach? Instead of saying to somebody 'take me to your leader', maybe they worked out for themselves (being more advanced than us) that the Rockefeller family, being one of the world's most powerful families (with a penchant for 'steering' social movements and heralding the 'New World Order'), were the people to approach. After all, the real power in this world is not in the hands of governments, but resides with the big transnational corporations.
Now, this being the case, Laurence (their roving ambassador) is doing the right thing by the aliens and polishing their public image. Next comes the announcement of their presence, which presently requires some effort to "condition" the masses for this mind-blowing revelation.
If this theory holds, a gradualist introduction to the aliens is happening right now. The process of gradualism being the form of social conditioning favored by such ruling class Rockefeller-dominated world planners as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Society and the Trilateral Commission. UFO researcher Glenn Campbell in his Groom Lake Desert Rat newsletter No. 30 proposes the following:
"Let us suppose that the UFO cover-up is real and the government is neither dumb nor nefarious... The panic associated with the War of the Worlds radio broadcast of 1938 still impressed the memories of those in power. A determination was made by competent authorities that the populace was not yet ready for the news, or perhaps that the news was not ready for them. More time was needed for experts to study the problem -- both the aliens themselves and the possible public reaction -- and to prepared a plan. This might be a very long-term plan....
"The planners devoted much attention to how the news should be released with minimal social disruption. Ideally, elements of the truth should be let out gradually over time, but how could this be done? The SGE ['special government entity'] could not publicly admit any limited alien contact without being forced to reveal it all. (Can you imagine the press of the planet demanding any less?) Like the fall of communism, once the wall cracks, it will come down all at once, with no further opportunity for information management.
"The goal of gradual release would be to acclimate the population emotionally to the form and ideas of the alien presence without triggering a total release. This can probably be done more effectively by selective fictions than by truth, because fictions can be controlled. A hoax need contain only that portion of the truth which is ready to be introduced to public. The rest can be a fabrication, just persuasive enough to get it distributed on the Fox network. Indeed, some part of the story must ultimately fall apart to assure it doesn't go too far, as the hoax must eventually be dispelled to make room for a larger truth."
To further bolster this theory, on the weekend of March 18-19, 1995, with no prior announcement, the Walt Disney Company conducted a sneak telecast of a UFO documentary in five U.S. states: Connecticut, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and California. This amazing documentary, featuring CEO Michael Eisner (another prominent member of the ruling elite), put the Disney reputation behind many startling statements such as these:
"Mankind is in the midst of the most profound event in history: Actual contact with intelligent life from other planets.
"Intelligent life from distant galaxies is now attempting to make open contact with the human race, and tonight we'll show you the evidence.
"From beyond the boundaries of our perceptions, intelligent beings are beckoning mankind to join the galactic community. It's an invitation which is both wondrous and terrifying.
"Alien ships seem to arrive in waves and, if the last few years are any indication, planet Earth is experiencing a tsunami of sightings.
"As early as 1947, the large alien ships began to arrive, navigated by living creatures. Their advanced physics allowed them to traverse the galaxy and pierce Earth's atmosphere with amazing speed. More than one alien craft crashed and was recovered for secret U.S. military research.
"This is the actual site where the Roswell saucer was discovered along with the bodies of three extraterrestrial missionaries who didn't survive the collision. The debris and the dead were impounded and taken away for top-secret study, while a classified investigative committee, called the Majestic 12, was organized by President Truman and a government cover-up was initiated with a calculated disinformation campaign.
"For governments determined to maintain their authority, extra-terrestrial contact is pure dynamite.
"When [Jimmy Carter] assumed the office of President of the United States, his staff attempted to explore the availability of official investigations into alien contact. As this internal government memo illustrates, there are some security secrets outside the jurisdiction of the White House.
"In November of 1975, essentially every SAC [Strategic Air Command] base in the United States was visited by UFOs.
"Indications are that government, military and scientific leaders will soon release nearly a half-century of official documentation of ongoing alien encounters on Earth.
"Statistics indicate a greater probability that you'll experience extraterrestrial contact in the next five years than the chances that you will win a state lottery.
"[Most] Americans will likely explore outer space aboard crafts of alien origin."
Many UFO researchers feel that Disney's "stealth" documentary broadcasts were tests of the public's ability to handle the revelation of an alien reality and the government cover-up.
Richard Boylan, ufologist and attendee at the HPF conference, claims in Perceptions magazine (January/February 1996) the ETs have a four-part game plan to reveal their presence:
"First, they are apparently increasing the pace, boldness and openness of their appearances. Peter Davenport, director of the [U.S.] National UFO Reporting Center, stated that the center has been swamped by UFO reports since the first week of July 1995, and that the numbers are escalating. Not only are there more incidents, but the center now receives reports of many UFOs in a single sighting.
"Second, an increasing number of close-encounter contactees are coming forward to acknowledge their experiences to psychotherapists, investigators and the public. Many professional researchers and therapists report increasing numbers of these unsolicited testimonials.
"Third, many UFO contactees and researchers feel compelled to bring the ET presence to public awareness. Reports from around the country verify that many people are feeling such an urgency of purpose.
"Fourth is the attitude shift in many government leaders toward allowing the release or leaks of UFO information..."
Boylan also suggests that well-informed sources in both the Republican and Democratic national committees are trying to assess whether UFOs, and particularly government secrecy about them, might be a legitimate issue in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
"In an apparent attempt to avoid being taken by surprise in the politics of UFO disclosure, Republican National Committee Chairman Hailee Barbour and other RNC officials have reportedly contacted several astronauts to learn what they know about UFOs. For its part, the Democratic National Committee is considering putting one or more UFO-related questions on a national survey questionnaire they are preparing for the 1996 election.
"Actually, the subject may have already become a campaign issue. During the week of September 17, 1995, two national figures referred to UFOs. When former President Jimmy Carter was asked a question about them, he answered by relating an account of how a former CIA director had used a psychic to precisely locate a downed secret U.S. plane. This was a veiled reference to intelligence agencies' use of psychics to study UFOs and extraterrestrials.
"The same week presidential candidate Bob Dole disparaged President Clinton's economic-policy claim that more than 2% growth is impossible without inflation, commenting, 'That's like the Air Force saying UFOs are impossible.'"
With all this talk about UFOs, alien abduction, and secret government files, just what are the Rockefellers up to? Are the Rockefellers engineering the release of secret government information on the ETs -- another tit-bit to get us used to our new visitors? And if there really are no aliens, are the powers-that-be preparing humanity for a staged alien visitation using advanced technology they've kept secret? Also, even if these 'visitors' turn out to be more psychological than physical, the phenomena is still a potent force worthy of manipulation for some 'higher' cause.
Whatever the case, the Rockefeller family is no friend of the people. In the end of the day, staying top dog is their highest pursuit, even if it means doing deals with aliens.
'When Cosmic Cultures Meet', by Remy Chevalier, PARANOIA, Vol.3, No.3, Fall 1995.
'Earth vs. the Flying Saucers', by Joan d'Arc, NEWSPEAK, Vol.2, Issue 2. 'UFO Reality is Breaking Through', by Richard Boylan, Ph.D, Perceptions magazine, Jan/Feb 1996.
'Autopsy Dissected', by Glen Campbell, Groom Lake Desert Rat #30 New York Daily News, Aug. 24 & Dec. 18, 1995
Extracted from New Dawn No.35 (March-April, 1996) c 1996 by New Dawn International News Service, GPO Box 3126FF, Melbourne, 3001, Australia http://www.peg.apc.org/~newdawn/35c.htm
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