History of History (Norman Dodd : re: Tax Exempt FOUNDATIONS:) Part II
His claims about his investigative work have become the cornerstone of theories implicating the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others.
It was stated by him that these or other foundations were involved in the intentional instigation of the United States into World War I and attempting to mold world history through the explicit control of education in the United States.
His allegations stem from reviewing the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment and their explicitly stated plans listed therein. In his interview with Griffin, he stated that Catherine Casey, his assistant, who was initially skeptical and ambivalent about the Reece Committee, lost her mind after spot reading the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment.
He stated that the minutes concerned the desire by the trustees of the Carnegie Endowment to figure out a way to alter life in the United States so that Americans would give up their traditional principles and concepts of government and be more receptive to the collectivist model of society.
According to Dodd, the only means suitable for doing this was the instigation of war, and after WWI had occurred, the trustees teamed up with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation to pool their financial resources to control education in America.
In his interview with Griffin he stated that the American Historical Association, under sponsorship from the Carnegie Endowment, dedicated the future of America to collectivism in the seventh volume of a study dedicated to the teaching of social sciences. He said: “This group of twenty historians eventually formed the nucleus of the American Historical Association. Then toward the end of the 1920’s the Endowment grants to the American Historical Association $400,000 for a study of history in a manner that points to what this country can look forward to in the future. That culminates in a seven-volume study, the last volume of which is a summary of the contents of the other six. And the essence of the last volume is, the future of this country belongs to collectivism, administered with characteristic American efficiency.”
In the Dodd Report to the Reece Committee, he said of this document that the AHA “concluded that the day of the individual in the United States had come to an end and that the future would be characterized, inevitably, by some form of collectivism and an increase in the authority of the State.”
The text he was referring to, the American Historical Association’s Report on the Commission on Social Studies, supports these claims. Excerpts follow:
–“The Commission is under special obligation to its sponsor, the American Historical Association. Above all, it recognizes its indebtedness to the Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation, whose financial aid made possible the whole five-year investigation of social science instruction in the schools, eventuating in the following Conclusions and Recommendations.” – p. xi
–“the Commission could not limit itself to a survey of textbooks, curricula, methods of instruction, and schemes of examination, but was impelled to consider the condition and prospects of the American people as a part of Western civilization now merging into a world order.” – p. 1
–“The Commission was also driven to this broader conception of its task by the obvious fact that American civilization, in common with Western civilization, is passing through one of the great critical ages of history, is modifying its traditional faith in economic individualism, and is embarking upon vast experiments in social planning and control which call for large-scale cooperation on the part of the people.” – pp. 1–2
–“the Commission recognizes the further fact of the inter-relationship of the life of America with the life of the world. In all departments of culture-intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical – the civilization of the United States has always been a part of European, or “Western,” civilization . To ignore the historical traditions and usages which have contributed, and still contribute, to this unity is to betray a smug and provincial disregard of basic elements in American life and to invite national impoverishment, intolerance, and disaster. Moreover, the swift development of technology, industry, transportation, and communication in modern times is obviously merging Western civilization into a new world civilization and imposing on American citizens the obligation of knowing more, rather than less, of the complex social and economic relationships which bind them to the rest of mankind.” pp. 11-12
–“there are certain clearly defined trends in contemporary technology, economy, and society of the utmost importance in creating new conditions, fashioning novel traditions, reorienting American life, and thus conditioning any future program of social science instruction.” – p. 13
–“Under the moulding influence of socialized processes of living, drives of technology and science, pressures of changing thought and policy, and disrupting impacts of economic disaster, there is a notable waning of the once widespread popular faith in economic individualism; and leaders in public affairs, supported by a growing mass of the population, are demanding the introduction into economy of ever-wider measures of planning and control.” – p. 16
–“Cumulative evidence supports the conclusion that in the United States as in other countries, the age of laissez faire in economy and government is closing and a new age of collectivism is emerging.” – p. 16
–“As to the specific form which this “collectivism,” this integration and interdependence, is taking and will take in the future, the evidence at hand is by no means clear or unequivocal. It may involve the limiting or supplanting of private property by public property or it may entail the preservation of private property, extended and distributed among the masses. Most likely, it will issue from a process of experimentation and will represent a composite of historic doctrines and social conceptions yet to appear. Almost certainly it will involve a larger measure of compulsory as well as voluntary co-operation of citizens in the conduct of the complex national economy, a corresponding enlargement of the functions of government, and an increasing state intervention in fundamental branches of economy previously left to individual discretion and initiative-a state intervention that in some instances may be direct and mandatory and in others indirect and facilitative. In any event the Commission is convinced by its interpretation of available empirical data that the actually integrating economy of the present day is the forerunner of a consciously integrated society, in which individual economic actions and individual property, rights will be altered and abridged.” – p. 17
—“While stressing the necessity of recognizing the emergence of a closely integrated society in America and the desirability of curbing individualism in economy, the Commission deems highly desirable the conscious and purposeful employment of every practicable means to ward off the dangers of goose-step regimentation in ideas, culture, and invention, of sacrificing individuality, of neglecting precious elements in the traditional heritage of America and the world, and of fostering a narrow intolerant nationalism or an aggressive predatory imperialism.” – p. 23
—-“The Commission deems possible and desirable an enlightened attitude on the part of the masses of the American people toward international relations, involving informed appreciation of the cultural bonds long subsisting among the nations of Western civilization and now developing rapidly among all the nations of the world, and special knowledge of the increasing economic interdependence of politically separate areas and peoples, and of the emerging economic integration of the globe.” – p. 25
—-“The Commission, under the frame of reference here presented, deems desirable the vitalizing of the findings of scientific inquiry by the best social thought of the present and of the past, and the incorporation into the materials of social science instruction in the schools of the best plans and ideals for the future of society and of the individual.” – p. 27
—-“The implications for education are clear and imperative: (a) the efficient functioning of the emerging economy and the full utilization of its potentialities require profound changes in the attitudes and outlook of the American people, especially the rising generation-a complete and frank recognition that the old order is passing, that the new order is emerging.” – pp. 34–35
—-“Organized public education in the United States, much more than ever before, is now compelled, if it is to fulfill its social obligations, to adjust its objectives, its curriculum, its methods of instruction, and its administrative procedures to the requirements of the emerging integrated order.” – p. 35
—-“If the school is to justify its maintenance and assume its responsibilities, it must recognize the new order and proceed to equip the rising generation to cooperate effectively in the increasingly interdependent society and to live rationally and well within its limitations and possibilities….” – p. 35
—“The program of social science instruction should not be organized as a separate and isolated division of the curriculum but rather should be closely integrated with other activities and subjects so that the entire curriculum of the school may constitute a unified attack upon the complicated problem of life in contemporary society.” – p. 48
——Professor Harold Laski, a philosopher of Fabian socialism, said: “At bottom, and stripped of it’s carefully neutral phrases, the report is an educational program for a socialist America.”
Dodd’s most controversial claim concerns the Ford Foundation president Rowan Gaither, who Dodd alleges told him off the record that “”all of us [Foundation leaders] that have a hand in the making of policies here have had experience, either with the OSS during the war, or the European Economic Administration after the war – we’ve had experience dealing with directives, and these directives emanated from the White House […] we still operate under these directives. Would you like to know what the substance of these directives is? […] Mr. Dodd, we operate under directives, the substance of which is that we shall use our grant making power so to alter life in the United States that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.”
Although this is an off record statement, and is a contemporary, not primary, source, the essence of this claim can be corroborated by looking at other evidence. In 1972, a White House conference led by Roy Ash pushed for the beginning of a World Economic Community around 1990 , and in 1985 the United States and the Soviet Union agreed on a merger of education systems, and continued further policy mergers until 1990. The title of the document corroborating this claim, signed by George Shultz, is The General Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on Contacts, Exchanges, and Cooperation in Scientific, Technical, Cultural, and other fields. Charlotte Iserbyt was fired from her position as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, for discussing this document.
It is very simple:
Control the YOUTH (young impressionable minds) = Control the FUTURE.
What I have noticed is that a clusterf*ck of various ideology permeates society, like a smoke, and soon it infiltrates both the individual and societal psyche. Children come home from school with all sorts of “save the world ” idealism …..and we parents roll our eyes.
Global Warming = People B-a-d != Smart Meter = Save the Polar Bears (or any combination thereof)
The Dodd report was drafted in the 1950’s….. almost 60 years ago and shortly after WW II, and the Cold War in full swing. Obviously, Dodd was noticing a pattern up to that point of what these ” tax exempt “Foundations were actually doing .
The rather shocking epiphany one will come to realize is that the end game is to have a “One World Governance model” , in other words a global communistic system which many thought was dead.
The past Communist leaders, Dictators etc. were simply puppetts in the interim to create a Hegelian Dialectic ….. and create the token “good” guys and the token “bad” guys…..and not realize the REAL bad guys have been in control all along.
This is why REAL and TRUE History is so important.
History is our “roots”…. and our route to show how we got here and how to fix it..
If one does not seek and realize the truth, one is simply brainwashed, a sheep, and ultimately lead down the garden path to the abyss.