In a move which got very little coverage in the news, all things considered, internationally recognized financial domineers The Rockefeller family has decided to abandon the original source of their unbelievable, and uncountable, wealth.
“The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, will… join… other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals in a pledge to sell and get out of a total of $50 billion US worth of fossil fuel assets.”
Simply saying the Rockefeller’s made their fortune through oil is a drastic understatement. John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and his company Standard Oil is the single purpose for laws against monopolies in America. At one point Rockefeller was providing 90% of America’s oil, and the way he rose to that status was not through moral actions. Through his price setting, secret deal making, blackmail, and general cheating, Rockefeller earned himself the attention of the United States Supreme Court on more than one occasion. This was no matter though, as John D. Rockefeller was the richest man in American history and will hold that title forever.
Though their oil was what gave them their power, the Rockefellers have gone on to bigger things since the 1800’s, and now four generations later, through the Rockefeller Foundation, the House of Rockefeller controls the American education system, the American Medical Association, which was John D.’s invention, and the American banking sector. When these people make a move this big the world would be wise to take watch.
An international alliance known as the Global Divest-Invest Coalition announced that among others in the notorious 1% club, the Rockefellers too have agreed to join the movement and take all of their investments out of oil and put them into alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar.
Their timing for the announcement — obviously planned — came a day before the United Nations assembled 120 heads of state to talk about the world’s plan to “address a marked long-term increase in greenhouse gas emissions.”
Since its inception in 2011, Divest Invest has acquired 180 institutions and 650 individuals — together amounting to $50 billion in investments — to take the pledge of deserting their fossil fuel assets within five years time. Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Fund, was one of the signatures on the list.
“We are quite convinced that if he were alive today, as an astute businessman looking out to the future, he would be moving out of fossil fuels and investing in clean, renewable energy.” — Stephen Heintz.
Considering John D.’s relationship with oil it’s hard to imagine him ever wanting to discard his investments in it, but then again, the Rockefeller’s never make a move without inside information on where the world is headed, which is usually the direction they are steering it. Whatever they are planning is big, that is a definite.
One thing to consider is the disarray in the Middle East — where oil control lies right at the heart of it — and the emergence of the BRIC nations future economic power. Just as J.D Rockefeller paid off thousands off doctors to write reports against natural remedies to influence doctors into prescribing and the American public into buying chemically made drugs — bought from Rockefeller invested companies — this move away from fossil fuels and into alternative energies could very well be, and probably is, typical Rockefeller propaganda to monopolize a new market, as oil has become such a problem in so many ways for investors and users alike.
Either way there is no downplaying the fact fossil fuels are a problem to the earth and society and have been since the days of independent wildcatters, but the Rockefellers have been exploiting the entire world’s supply of fossil fuels for 150 years now, so we can be sure this isn’t an environmentally friendly decision on the family’s part. Money and power have had too much to do with all of their decisions in the past.
No doubt conspiracy theories will fly now saying the Rockefellers must have a line on some new incredible energy source the public isn’t aware of yet, but this, I believe, would be a little farfetched. The fact is that alternative energies have been around for decades and the only reason they haven’t flourished as investable commodities is because the Rockefeller’s propaganda arm — which reaches further than any other — has been suppressing everything except fossil fuels as a source of energy the whole time they have been in business; which is easy to understand as they have monopolised the oil industry since the 1870’s. Whatever they are up to, they probably aren’t following any trends, they are no doubt methodically creating them.
Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the Rockefeller’s and how they grew to such riches and influence, here is the skinny on the one who started it all way back in the late 1800’s.
A Brief Biography of John D. Rockefeller: How He Achieved Such Wealth and Power
Born in Richford, NY, back in July of 1839 to a famous con artist named William Avery “Devil Bill” Rockefeller — a man who impersonated a physician and rode a wagon town to town fooling people into buying his bunk “miracle” elixirs for a living — John Davison Rockefeller, famously known as John D., would go on to apply his fathers deceptive tactics to big business and become the single richest man in American history.
At the age of only 16, and already having a reputation for his talents in numbers and accounting, John D. got his first job working as a bookkeeper for a produce commission firm called Hewitt & Tuttle. He was paid 50 cents a day for his services, which must have been valuable as his father had trained him since a child to be a vicious cheat in the business world. The lessons he learned in this position would prove to be invaluable.
Later, but still as a young man, now 20 years old, John D. received a thousand dollar loan from Devil Bill to began his own commodities trading company with a partner named Maurice B. Clark. Here he ran a company that did exactly what he was doing at Hewitt and Turtle, except now he was in complete control. At first Clark and Rockefeller dealt specifically with foodstuffs, but after a few years it became clear to John D. where his fortune could be made.
Not the type to take part in the dangerous job of wildcatting — clearing trees and drilling for oil, a trade which was suddenly making men millionaires overnight — John D. took another route in the exploding oil trade, building a refinery right next to the train tracks in Cleveland, Ohio’s prospering industrial district in 1863, and taking on chemist Samuel Andrews and a few more of Clark’s brothers to the project. Two years later he sneakily bought out Clark and Co. at auction for just under $75,000 and cut the family out of the business. From here on out his diabolical monopolizing ethic and “master plan” would take full effect.
Within under a decade in the business, selling loads of kerosene across the country, making connections in the banking the world, and becoming the top oil refiner in Ohio, in 1870 John D. took out gigantic loans and founded his legacy: Standard Oil. He would use this company to take over and completely control the oil and natural gas industries of America.
His first scheme was to begin buying up all the small and independent oil producers he could find just to put them out of business. If they didn’t sell he would manipulate the situation so they had no choice. His methods included buying up all the chemicals used in the refining process available, making it impossible for his competition to keep in operation; undercutting all competitors prices and controlling the market; making secret deals with companies; or simply showing his competitors his ever-growing books so they could see what they were up against, telling them he had no problem stalling their business operations long enough to hammer them into bankruptcy, at which point he would buy up their assets for pennies on the dollar. The few who didn’t sell got exactly that.
To trump all his conspiring though, in 1871 Rockefeller struck up a secret deal with a railroad tycoon — another raging cutthroat industry at the time — named Thomas A. Scott, the president of Pennsylvania Railroad. Together these two rigged the game so bad that it was literally impossible to compete with Standard Oil and its affiliates. An organization called The South Improvement Company was created through which major rebates were given to Rockefeller’s freight to move throughout the country while competitors fees skyrocketed. The hot word of the day was “conspiracy.”
The action was soon exposed as documents of signed negotiations between Standard Oil, The Pennsylvania Railroad, the Erie Railroad, and the New York Central came to light. The conspiracy theorists were right. Extreme vandalism, threats, and violent protests by independent oil producers and their supporters broke out and nearly escalated to mass casualties as an episode in American history known as The Oil War played out. When the violence died down in 1872 it was because the railroads were forced to bring the prices back to normal, but this didn’t lessen John D. Rockefeller’s pull with railroads one bit, freight would still magically disappear regularly.
By New Years 1876 Standard Oil was responsible for refining over 90% of America’s oil. But even this wasn’t enough.
John D. hatched up a scheme to go over his silent partners in the railroads heads by building a system of pipelines underneath the ground in the United States to transport and disperse his oil; completely cutting the railroads out of transporting one of their most conveyed items. In an effort to strike back against Standard Oil, the Pennsylvania Railroad created a subsidiary company and began buying up and building as many oil refineries as possible.
Unwavering, John D. began striking up secret deals with rivalling railroads, bribing them to mark down their prices drastically, and giving rise to a massive railroad price war; while at the same time withholding vast shipments of oil from his enemy railroads and basically holding the country at ransom by interrupting so many jobs, unions, workers, and people’s’ basic oil, gas, and kerosene needs. This move won Rockefeller the war and all the oil companies the railroad acquired were sold to Standard Oil; but because of his price controlling and monopolizing of the oil business, in 1879, as Rockefeller just finished buying up his last refinery from the railroads, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania indicted him for illegal business practices, though nothing would come of it.
Many states enforced new laws because of Rockefeller’s practices, deeming it illegal to have a company incorporated in one state which operates in another, so he quickly started opening a different corporation in each state, centralizing his holdings in 1882 by starting the Standard Oil Trust, where he and eight other filthy rich men oversaw the 41 separate companies within the trust. This same decade John D. also expanded his interests internationally, getting bankrolled by such Europeans as the Rothschild family to build refineries in Russia, Africa, and parts of Asia while at the same time keeping with the rapidly changing times and expanding much more into natural gas as the light bulb briskly replaced kerosene lamps. To date this was his largest triumph. Rockefeller basically made it impossible for anyone in the world to profit off the natural resources they born around. Fossil fuels, it seemed, were his property no matter where they were.
Outgrowing Ohio, in 1884 Rockefeller moved himself and his company to Manhattan; Standard Oil finding its residence at 26 Broadway and Rockefeller himself moving into a mansion on 54th street next to Anderson Cooper’s plutocrat grandfather William Henry Vanderbilt. This whole time — the mid 1880’s — congress and state governments were still scrambling to put an end to Standard Oil Trust and its monopoly, but to their dismay it just seemed invincible. Finally in 1892, as Rockefeller was buying up steel companies in a war with Andrew Carnegie to monopolise that market’s resource, acts of congress were passed — specifically the Sherman Antitrust Act — and the Standard Oil Trust was broken apart. Still though, oil business was booming and Rockefeller’s investments into the iron market were paying off incredibly. He eventually traded those shares for U.S Steel, Carnegie’s former cash cow.
A decade later — 1902 — John D. Rockefeller called it quits to live off his investments, which made him $58,000,000 his first year of retirement. Again, that wasn’t enough.
When New Jersey changed its laws to suit the circumstances the Standard Oil Trust operated under decades before, John D. came out of retirement and founded the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey as a single holding company, taking his seat back as president, this time over 70% of the American oil industry. The cartel was back in commission. Two years later it took the Supreme Court of the United States to order the syndicate be broken up again, this time into 34 separate companies, some of which we’ve recognized since as BP, Amoco, Chevron, Continental Oil, Standard of Ohio, and Esso, which became Exxon and then Exxon Mobil. As John D. kept large amounts of shares in each new entity — each of which grew in business by leaps and bounds with the coming world war and the introduction of mass automobile production — over the next 10 years, on his oil holdings alone, John D. made over $900,000,000. This made him the richest man in American history.
This, of course, wasn’t enough. Under the guise of philanthropy Rockefeller began to birth new foundations rivaling government institutions. One such was the education system — integral in controlling a population — through his General Education Board founded in 1903, in which class-system encouragement through social grooming and specialized technical education took hold, replacing the worldly, scientific, artistic and scholarship oriented system taught beforehand. By funding his plan on how to build American children into adults smart enough to do specialized jobs and stupid enough to never question their masters, or even question who they really are, the GEB form of education was elated. Bought and paid for friends in government and other high places played a crucial role in this venture, and ever since Rockefeller’s sons and grandsons have been in and out of government through the smoothest revolving door ever constructed. Little research will show that today the Rockefeller standard education system is mandated all over the western world. To bring this point home, here is John D.’s mission statement for the GEB:
“In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds, and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people, or any of their children, into philosophers, or men of science.
We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen — of whom we have an ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way.”
John D. Rockefeller, General Education Board (1906)
By 1910 another fund was set up to supplement the GEB called The Rockefeller Foundation. After four years of crafty work and millions of dollars given to the right men, John D. managed to sway the New York State Legislature to pass a charter on May 14th, 1914, incorporating the Rockefeller Foundation and giving it the authority and power it needed to completely rewrite the American education and medical systems. This passing of the Rockefeller charter also marked the launching of the American Medical Association, which would be overseen by the foundation’s small board of trustees, including its president, John D. Rockefeller. Now in complete control of the American medical establishment, he was far beyond the American dream version of his father, Devil Bill, who roamed the countryside selling liquid petroleum to halfwits as a cancer remedy.
The foundation sunk hundreds of millions of dollars right off the bat into obliterating any “natural” remedy available on the market and promoting — through means of government, education, and media — a strictly chemical based medical structure, the one we use today. It took no time at all for the Rockefeller foundation and its buying of doctors and scientists to have the entire country indoctrinated by their studies and papers designed at promoting drugs which would profit the foundations trustees.
“Financed by the taxpayers, these Drug Trust persecutions leave no stone unturned to destroy the victim…. In one case, a Dr. Adolphus Hohensee… who had stated that vitamins (he used natural ones) were vital to good health, was taken to court for ‘misbranding’ his product. The American Medical Association furnished ten medicos [paid off doctors] who reversed all known medical theories by testifying that ‘vitamins are not necessary to the human body’.” — Morris Bealle, The Drug Story, 1942.
Like his parents, who had over 5 children, and his psychotic swindler father’s family, who had 10 children, John D. had a litter of his own in his lifetime — four girls, one of whom died just after her first birthday, and a son, John Davison Rockefeller, Jr..
John Jr. would take over the family business, taking it heavily into banking and starting financial super-giant Chase Manhattan Bank. By the time John D. Sr. died in 1937 at the age of 98, the family’s money and assets consisted within hundreds of different foundations and institutes which held onto an unknown, but incredibly vast share of American, as well as international, power and wealth.
Sons of John Jr., Nelson Rockefeller, who died in 1979, and current family kingpin, David Rockefeller, have carried on their father’s and grandfather’s ambitions of world domination through the same tactics laid out by Devil Bill and John D. Sr.; funding ventures into controlling almost every social establishment known to man, and that is no exaggeration. Most of what they do remains in the darkness of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bohemian Grove, the Trilateral Commission, and Bilderberg Group meetings with the heads of state from countries around the world, always under terms of secrecy, though the outcomes of their decisions always make themselves visible not long after those annual and biannual meetings adjourn; to those perceptive enough to look. The reality of how much influence the Rockefeller’s have on everyday life is staggering, and the foundations they run and fund is a testament to this:
American Association for the United Nations
American Friends Service Committee
Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science
Center of Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Citizens Committee for International Development
Committees on Foreign Relations
Committee for Economic Development
Council on Foreign Relations
Federation of World Governments
Foreign Policy Association
Institute of International Education
Institute for World Order
National Planning Association US National Commission
The Trilateral Commission World Affairs Council
United World Federalists
That’s just to name a few of the most powerful. According to RockefellerFoundation.com, the House of Rockefeller currently funds 3129 organizations ranging in an extensive list of social initiatives.
When people say they run the world, it’s because they do, at least America. And based on their rap sheet of behavior, the Rockefeller’s will never have enough to be satisfied — the more for them the better for them, and that means power, not money at this point — and as history has documented over and over, they’ll get it any way possible, no matter who they have to crush in the process. They are the American dream.
By Olan Thomas of www.Cut2TheTruth.com