Surely few families have impacted the United States more than the Roosevelt family. Theodore Roosevelt and his nephew Franklin Roosevelt both served as President, Teddy helped split the Republican vote with his “Bull Moose” party thus ensuring that Woodrow Wilson, who was surrounded by men very connected to Great Britain and instrumental in the US entry into World War I, would become President. Franklin was instrumental in the follow-up, World War II.
The Roosevelt family ran a political machine in New York that came to dominate American, and even world, politics. More importantly for our purposes, FDR set up the Office of Strategic Services which later rebranded as the Central Intelligence Agency.
As pointed out in the previous post, we tend to use the term “CIA” rather loosely, which obscures the reality.
There’s also a very bad tendency to project a sort of “organization” onto people and events. In Catholic “conspiracy theory” circles, they tend to project the organization of the Catholic church onto their enemies. So, since the Catholic church has a Pope, the “enemies” of the Catholic church must have a “Black Pope.” For Catholics, this is typically “the Judeo-Protestant-Masonic conspiracy” in which everyone outside of the Catholic Church are organized just as the Church is. For other “anti-semitic” types, it’s the Jews; there exists the “Elders of Zion” who meet in graveyards plotting historical events years into the future. For others, it’s the Freemasons. For Lyndon Larouche and Miles Mathis, it’s the British aristocracy. Indeed, for Mathis, if one has a great-great-great grandfather that was some duke or earl, that mean’s you’re “in the conspiracy.” For others, an Ashkenazi great-grandfather makes you a “Jew” thus working for the Elders of Zion.
To see how ridiculous this all is, consider the relationship between George Washington and his gardener. Washington’s gardener was the highest ranking American Mason of his day. Are we to believe that Washington, who was lower in rank in the Masons, was taking orders from his gardener? Of course not. The Freemasons are a social club. By projecting this sort of “organization” one misses the point that outside of official, ranked, political, military, and business institutions there exists simply networks of people, with personal relationships to each other. Much of what happens is simply nepotism; one gives a job to the son of a friend, or a Mormon hires another Mormon. One steers a contract to your fellow Mason.
So in the early 20th century there surrounded the Roosevelt family not just a “political machine” and not just a “network” of people, but even a “culture” – or a “subculture” – that had similar experiences and a similar outlook and aligned political and business interests.
What is so interesting about the founding of the Office of Strategic Services is that it appears to have been “infiltrated” by British intelligence from the very beginning. Indeed, the very idea of this sort of “civilian intelligence agency” was British.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was concerned about American intelligence deficiencies. On the suggestion of William Stephenson, the senior British intelligence officer in the western hemisphere, Roosevelt requested that William J. Donovan draft a plan for an intelligence service based on the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and Special Operations Executive (SOE). After submitting his work, “Memorandum of Establishment of Service of Strategic Information”, Colonel Donovan was appointed “coordinator of information” on July 11, 1941, heading the new organization known as the office of the Coordinator of Information (COI).
It seems very much that the “British system of intelligence” was simply imported wholesale to the United States by a network of people one might call “Anglophiles.” Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising, as, after all, the United States began as colonies of Great Britain and Americans are more or less an English people, both culturally and genetically.
Of course, the United States had “intelligence agencies” since the very beginning. The Office of Naval Intelligence is the oldest, and still exists to this day. With the rise of modern communications technology, the National Security Administration was stood up to engage in “signals intelligence” and with the rise of the Internet, likely is now the most powerful intel agency on earth.
But it is the Central Intelligence Agency and its predecessor the Office of Strategic Services that was uniquely the child of “the British System of Intelligence.”
To avoid the mistake of using the term “CIA” too loosely, let’s take a look at a fascinating organization south of the border, the Los Zetas drug cartel.
[Osiel Cardenas Guillen] needed an elite unit of bodyguards. Turning to Guzman, he asked in the late 1990s where they could find such men. Guzman’s response? The Mexican military. Through careful contact and negotiation, Guzman convinced at least 31 men to leave military service and fall under his command to protect the head of the Gulf Cartel. Some of these men had operated under the command of a Mexican Special Forces unit known as the Grupos Aeromoviles de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE); they had superior training, and some had completed a “training the trainers” program. All of the new recruits were well equipped to build out a paramilitary narco-army to protect the boss and do his bidding.
Last year, the Trump administration arrested Mexico’s former defense minister – the head of their military – for drug and money laundering.
Clearly, the Los Zetas drug cartel and the Mexican military are not “the same” organization. But there exists astonishingly close personnel connections.
In the late 1980’s or early 1990’s, an Evangelical Christian group produced a documentary interviewing the widow of a US Special Forces operator. She described her former husband as an “abusive alcoholic” and blamed this on his “membership” in a group of former – and current – US Special Forces operators that she said were “in the mafia” and engaged in “drug trafficking and money laundering.” Her husband would “rant” about these things while drunk. She said that he told her they engaged in assassination for hire and sometimes killed people “for fun.” She also noted that this “group” used gang rape as a form of “initiation” – a phenomenon the Australian military recently had a scandal over.
Any organization can have “corrupt elements” in it. In compartmented organizations, such as an intelligence agency, “one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing” allowing certain kinds of corruption to become endemic.
Technically speaking, “the CIA” is a foreign intelligence agency, it is not supposed to “spy on Americans.” But nevertheless, we see, throughout the 20th century, a network of people part of the “FDR political machine” as well as former and current “CIA agents” engaged in constant political – and social – propaganda. Where personal political advocacy ends and agency propaganda begins is a fine line indeed.
An interesting example is the magazine Playboy. Andrea Nolen meticulously went through the writers listed on the covers of Playboy magazine throughout the late 60’s to the late 70’s and found somewhere between one third, and half, of the writers featured were rather directly connected to the CIA, perhaps as “former” officers, or – as was Gloria Steinem, the famous feminist and former Playboy bunny, on the payroll of “foundations” that were themselves financed by CIA. Nolen then found that both Playboy and Penthouse banked at a bank that was all but run by the CIA and was used by them for laundering money.
So, again, we see the Entertainment Industry with very close ties to “the CIA” or “the intelligence community.” We also see vice – Playboy was the beginning of the mainstreaming of pornography. It seems somewhat obvious now that the “Playboy clubs” were essentially a string of high-class brothels used to ensnare powerful men, who were likely filmed and thus somewhat susceptible to a form of “blackmail.”
Another fascinating aspect that this writer suggests is related to “the British System of Intelligence” can be seen in the careers of two men, active in the 1950’s, surnamed “Hubbard.”
The first is Alfred Matthew Hubbard, who Wikipedia describes as “an early proponent for the drug LSD during the 1950s. He is reputed to have been the “Johnny Appleseed of LSD” and the first person to emphasize LSD’s potential as a visionary or transcendental drug.”
Unsurprisingly, “according to some accounts, Hubbard worked at various times for the Canadian Special Services, the United States Justice Department, the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS (predecessor of the US Central Intelligence Agency).”
We also see a bit of what looks like myth-making and also, importantly, Christian-flavored religious rhetoric.
As Hubbard told the story to Willis Harman (and Harman told it to Todd Brendan Fahey, a reporter for High Times), he was hiking in Washington State when an angel appeared to him in a clearing. “She told Al that something tremendously important to the future of mankind would be coming soon, and he could play a role in it if he wanted to. But he hasn’t the faintest clue what he was supposed to be looking for.” Having read in a scientific journal about the then-obscure drug LSD-25, Hubbard felt this was something that he was destined to learn more about and to be involved with. Hubbard found a researcher who was conducting reported experiments on LSD with rats. He was able to obtain some LSD for himself. He believed in its utility for opening the human mind to deeper, broader vistas
One can read the rest of the Wikipedia article, which even mentions MK-Ultra, and basically get the hint.
According to Todd Brendan Fahey, Hubbard introduced more than 6,000 people to LSD, including scientists, politicians, intelligence officials, diplomats, and church figures.
Something quite interesting happens among this crowd as the 50’s turns into the 60’s. While Hubbard and many early figures used Christian rhetoric, in the 60’s many started using very non-Christian rhetoric, including what many would call “Satanic” or “occultic.” Popular media during “The Sixties” even talked about “The Age of Aquarius.”
The other Hubbard, active during the same time period, was L. Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame. Hubbard’s original concept was “Dianetics” which was marketed as “scientific” and “psychological” and “medical” – not “religious” or “supernatural.” The authorities regulating medical devices sued to prevent him from selling his “E-Meters” as “medical devices” and Hubbard rebranded Dianetics to “the Church of Scientology.”
For years, Scientology struggled to get accepted by the IRS as a “legitimate church” thus exempt from taxes. In the 1990’s, there was an astonishing interview with celebrity Scientologist John Travolta claiming that he met with President Clinton and lobbied him to help Scientology get that tax break, and in return he would play the stand in for Bill Clinton in the film Primary Colors “sympathetically” in return.
Many, virtually all, of these characters had some connection to “the Intelligence Community.” Some, in the case of the former Hubbard, likely was an employee of OSS itself. The other Hubbard came from the Navy and created perhaps the first “modern cult” that uses techniques indistinguishable from the ones used by the National Security Agency.
Indeed, Scientology in the 1970’s can hardly be distinguished from “an intelligence agency.”
In 1978, a number of Scientologists, including L. Ron Hubbard’s wife Mary Sue Hubbard (who was second in command in the organization at the time), were convicted of perpetrating what was at the time the largest incident of domestic espionage in the history of the United States, called “Operation Snow White”. This involved infiltrating, wiretapping, and stealing documents from the offices of Federal attorneys and the Internal Revenue Service.
We can notice a number of patterns here. Clearly, not all of the people involved in these things were “CIA agents.” But they all have close connections, and cultural resonance, with the network of people – perhaps the “subculture” of people – originally stood up by the FDR political machine to create the OSS/CIA. We see them all engage in astonishingly similar behavior. We see the creation of “cults” – we see the use of drugs and psychological techniques we might call “brainwashing.” We see massive criminality. We also see constant connections to the “Entertainment Industry,” Hollywood, even pornography.
It’s not “the CIA” and it’s not even all one thing. There is no “Black Pope” or “Master Mason” at the top of a pyramid. There is no “top of the pyramid” even, as it’s not really a pyramid.
In the 70’s Congress wanted to hold hearings on “Foundations.” Non-profit foundations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, were not just engaged in “politics” but in shaping society and culture itself. Many of the Foundations – just like academi – had a revolving door when it came to intelligence agencies. One would work for CIA, complete with a desk in Langley, then move to a university, then to a foundation. The personal connections one makes in each “industry” are just a natural part of human networking.
While there’s obviously a form of “coordination” often it’s simply emergent behavior and aligned interests. But there also seems to be an “impulse” towards restructuring society in ways that are hardly in the interest of Americans.
That transition between the 50’s and the 60’s saw a massive social revolution that was the beginning of anti-whiteness, an extreme hostility to Christian culture, a “sexual liberation” that has destroyed the “family unit” that has, in 2021, peaked into what is often termed “woke culture.”
In 2020, we saw a unbelievable coordination between various factions of power to take down President Donald Trump, massive waves of BLM rioting, a world wide Covid-19 pandemic to include months of the population being under a form of “house arrest,” a historic transfer of wealth from the population to the wealthiest class, a complete restruturing of monetary policy and the economy, the rolling out of an increasingly high tech police state, and to be soon likely mandatory vaccination with highly experimental “mRNA” technology.
All of these things seem very connected to a great mystery that has obsessed this writer for twenty years now.
On September 11, 2001, there was an early morning “emergency meeting” with dozens of representatives of various businesses. Some people who were supposed to be at this meeting did not attend, for various reasons. The meeting was held in offices at the very top of one of the World Trade Center towers.
When the airplane struck, just a few floors below where the meeting was held, one can assume that the participants rane up the emergency stairs to the roof. Indeed, helicopters were dispatched to the roof to begin to rescue of the survivors.
But no one made it to the roof because someone had locked all of the emergency doors.
I reject the notion that it is a “conspiracy theory” to believe that those doors were locked, on purpose, and that meeting was called, on purpose, by people who knew very well what was coming. So that means certain people were, in a sense, personal targets, set up in a way to ensure they would not survive.
I don’t know, it’s all a big mystery. But considering the history of “the intelligence community,” the people around them, their bizarre cultural propaganda, and the fact that World Trade Center 7 was apparently the largest CIA office outside of Langley, I just don’t think these things are all some big coincidence.
A huge amount of the MK-Ultra documents were destroyed, as were the documents of related programs Bluebird and Artichoke. In fact, there was a specific operation whose name escapes me to leak parts of MK-Ultra to the press, on purpose, both to distract from the “worse” Artichoke and Bluebird projects and to involve all of the universities where the research was done, ensuring that these institutions would defend themselves, thus CIA by extension. MK-Ultra was actually a funding mechanism and most of the experiments were farmed out to universities.
So I also wonder, if it is true that World Trade Center building 7 was the largest CIA facility outside of Langley, if something in that building had to be destroyed. Just like it’s likely that part of the reason for the OKC bombing was because the DEA office there held a major trove of documents relating to then current and ongoing cases against drug traffickers likely related to what came to be called Iran Contra.
In my recent reading and writing, I’ve come across this woman, Rose McGowan, the actress at the center of the “Harvey Weinstein scandal” who was raised in the bizarre “cult” Children of God. Her recent social media posts are frankly sad to read. She seems, to be blunt, absolutely crazy.
My real name is Rósa Arianna McGowan. I have lived a double life. Being a radical has been my only way out of being controlled by three letters that start with C. It’s nice to meet you all. Go to my IG for more
Hollywood. DC. I know them both all too well. They are united against all of us. it’s not you, it’s them. I have lived in both evils, worked with both evils, I know cults well.
She recently said she was “continuing the work of my father” to “change the world.”
Considering what I now understand of her father, and her upbringing, her craziness, the kind of extreme narcissism, I’d say she really hasn’t ever got past the “brainwashing.”
It’s multi-generational. There are now third and fourth generations of people born into these “cults.” I almost see it as a kind of “human farming” operation. They are, in a very real sense, “slaves.”
We look to the past to understand the future. What is coming next?