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Rhodes, Cecil
Rhodes, Cecil

Rhodes, Cecil

British born statesman, industrialist, and South African financier who wanted to make Africa a British dominion from the Cape to Cairo“, with the financial support of Nathan Rothschild (1840-1915) and Alfred Beit, was able to control the diamond mines of South Africa with his Debeers Co. by buying out the French Diamond Co. and then merging with the Barnato Diamond Mining Co. He eventually controlled the production of diamonds throughout the world and was also prosperous in gold mining. He wrote the first of seven wills, in which he called for the establishment of: “…a secret society with but one object — the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule” His seventh and last will named Nathan Rothschild administrator of his estate, and established  the Rhodes Scholarships, an educational grant, at Oxford University (which was controlled by the Fabians). which provided a 2-year program for young men, and later, women, from the US, UK, and Germany, to carry on the Illuminati conspiracy.

As the founder of the De Beers Company, which still controls sixty percent of the rough diamond markets, he once controlled ninety percent of that trade. Ostensibly one of his age’s most powerful men, the country of Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe) was named after him. …Under the cunning guise of extending the domination of the “Anglo-Saxon” race, he successfully furthered the interests of his royal masters of England and the various Atonist dynasties of Europe. Although he was actively involved in the Boer War, he was despised by the military commanders and troops who saw him as an opinionated, domineering, megalomaniacal busy body. The machinations of this demagogue and his cronies have been thoroughly exposed in the works of G. Edward Griffin, Dr. John Coleman, Anthony Sutton, Lyndon Larouche, and Dr. Caroll Quigley. – Michael Tsarion / The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2

Rhodes claimed that he wanted to create “the foundation of so great a power as to hereafter render wars impossible,” but that wasn’t true. Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Milner (the British High Commissioner of South Africa) precipitated the Boer War because they wanted to expand the British Empire. The English army sustained 100,000 casualties in the war, and over twenty-eight thousand Afrikaner women and children were starved and/or died of typhoid fever in Milner’s prison camps. Rhodes and Milner wanted the carnage to continue, but the British Parliament intervened and stopped the brutal war.

How can you verify that information?

Professor Quigley’s book, “Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time“, has an excellent section on the Boer War. Thomas Pakenham’s book, “The Boer War“, is also an excellent source of information. Professor Quigley’s book, “The Anglo-American Establishment” contains the letter that Cecil Rhodes wrote to William Stead during the Boer War:

“That is the curse which will be fatal to our ideas — insubordination. Do not you think it is very disobedient of you? How can our Society be worked if each one sets himself up as the sole judge of what ought to be done? Just look at the position here. We three are in South Africa. . . . I myself, Milner, and Garrett, all of whom learned their politics from you. We are on the spot, and we are unanimous in declaring this war to be necessary. You have never been in South Africa, and yet . . . you fling yourself into a violent opposition to the war.” [31]

Cecil Rhodes died before the war ended, but the senseless carnage didn’t deter the members of Rhodes’ secret society because most of them were deeply involved in the occult. Alfred Milner (Lord Milner) inherited Cecil Rhodes’ wealth. He assumed leadership of the secret society, controlled the Rhodes Scholarship fund, and brought thousands of young men to Oxford University to learn the importance of world government.

The Rhodes fortune, through the Rhodes Scholarship Fund, has been used to promote the concept of globalism and one-world government. Up to 1953, out of 1,372 American Rhodes Scholars, 431 had positions in teaching and educational administration, 31 were college presidents, 113 had government positions, 70 held positions in the media, and 14 were executives in foundations.

“From Cape Town to Cairo”: Political cartoon featuring Rhodes reigning over Africa.

Cited among of the most committed imperialists of the 19th Century, Rhodes has been Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. Earlier on, he came to Africa in his 20s and, at the time, was believed to be suffering from tuberculosis. As a businessman, Rhodes made an untold fortune from gold and diamond mining in the region; his exploits there would lead to a long-held contempt for the man, culminating in 2015 with a group of protesters in South Africa calling for removal of a statue of Rhodes, which was doused in pink paint and dragged away into storage.

There was more to Rhodes than just his business and political ambitions. Among his personal beliefs, Rhodes endorsed the idea of superiority he attributed to Anglo-Saxons, which he called “the first race in the world” in a portion of his will. He further wrote that, “the more of the world we [Anglo-Saxons] inhabit the better it is for the human race.” Rhodes hopeful aspirations for his Anglo-Saxon kindred carried further than mere personal beliefs. While in his twenties, Rhodes sought to solidify formation of a secret group, following a meeting that transpired with General Gordon of Khartoum. What resulted was Rhodes aptly-named group, The Secret Society, which was designed with one express intent and purpose: the institution of a New World Order, under British Imperial rule.

Rhodes began developing his philosophy after hearing a speech by John Ruskin (1819-1900) at Christ Church at Oxford University, which espoused an opinion, which by extension, furthered the teaching found in Plato’s Republic. Plato called for “…a ruling class with a powerful army to keep it in power and a society completely subordinate to the monolithic authority of the rulers.” Rhodes was also greatly influenced by Windom Reade’s book The Martyrdom of Man, published in 1872, which advocated Darwinism and the tremendous suffering that man must undergo, which was epitomized in the phrase “the survival of the fittest.” The book said that the “inevitable progress of man (was) to perfection.” Rhodes incorporated this rationalization into his thinking.

Frank Aydelotte was a Rhodes Scholar, president of the Association of Rhodes Trustees, and he wrote a book titled “The Vision Of Cecil Rhodes“. The following information comes from that book.

“The seven wills which Cecil Rhodes made between the ages of twenty-four and forty-six constitute a kind of spiritual autobiography. While they contain no reference to the events of his life, they reflect the most important part of him, his ideals and aspirations, and the development of his thoughts as to how those aspirations could best be realized. . . . Best known are the first (the Secret Society Will, written while he was still an undergraduate), and the last, which established the Rhodes Scholarships. The gradual change in Rhodes’s thinking which led him to give up his plan for a secret society and turn instead to a great and novel plan of international education can be traced in these interesting documents.” [13]

That is a very important passage. Frank Aydelotte claims Cecil Rhodes “gave up his plan for a secret society“, but Frank Aydelotte knew that wasn’t true because he led the American branch of the globalist movement for many years. He was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) that was (is) a “front” for the Milner Round Table Group, and the Round Table was (is) a “front” for the Association of Helpers, the inner circle of Cecil Rhodes’ secret society. [14]

Professor Quigley discussed the man who led the American contingent of the globalist movement:

“At the time the president of Swarthmore College was Frank Aydelotte, the most important member of the Milner Group in the United States since the death of George Louis Beer. Dr. Aydelotte was one of the original Rhodes Scholars, attending Brasenose in 1905-1907. He was president of Swarthmore from 1921 to 1940; has been American secretary to the Rhodes Trustees since 1918; has been president of the American Association of Rhodes Scholars since 1930; has been a trustee of the Carnegie Foundation since 1922; and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations for many years. In 1937, along with three other members of the Milner Group, he received from Oxford . . . the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.” [24]

How do we know Cecil Rhodes created a secret society, and that the influence of that movement exists today?

  1. Cecil Rhodes discussed the secret society in his “Confession of Faith.” [15]
  2. Five of Cecil Rhodes’ seven wills mentioned the fact that he wanted to establish a secret society. Rhodes’ sixth will didn’t mention the secret society because it was organized in 1891. [16]
  3. William Stead wrote about the secret society after he was expelled from the organizaton. [17]
  4. Cecil Rhodes wrote a letter to William Stead that mentions “our Society.”
  5. H.G. Wells described the organization in a fictional book titled The New Machiavelli. [18]
  6. Frederic Howe met several members of “Milner’s Kindergarten” in 1919. [19]
  7. The Milner Group (the secret society) and their American counterparts organized the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Council on Foreign Relations. [20]
  8. Alfred Zimmern was a member of the secret society from 1910-1922. [21]
  9. Professor Quigley “studied it for twenty years, and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records.” [22]
  10. Gary Allen, author of None Dare Call It Conspiracy, examined Professor Quigley’s papers (in 1980), and found the records of the secret meetings.
  11. The major media concealed the existence of the CFR until about 2000.
  12. David Rockefeller organized the Trilateral Commission in 1973 after Gary Allen exposed the CFR in 1972.
  13. The movement suppressed Professor Quigley’s books.

Professor Carroll Quigley, considered by many the best historian of the 20th century, wrote in his book The Anglo-American Establishment, that:

What is not so widely known is that Rhodes in five previous wills left his fortune to form a secret society, which was to devote itself to the preservation and expansion of the British Empire. […] this secret society was created by Rhodes and his principal trustee, Lord Milner, and continues to exist to this day […] He aspired to be the creator of one of those vast semi-religious, quasi-political associations which, like the Society of Jesus, have played so large a part in the history of the world.

Rhodes’ Secret Society was outlined thusly by author Robin Brown, in his excellent book The Secret Society: Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order:

“The Secret Society has perhaps been passed over because it is not the subject matter of conventional biography. It has instead been categorized as conspiracy theory, the stuff of whodunits, involving diamonds by the ton, vast hordes of gold, political intrigue, presidents and prime ministers, plots involving the Nazi axis, Erin aristocrats and royals — and, of course, that particular ‘secret society’ that is world banking. But it is clearly not a conspiracy theory: Rhodes documented everything. The codicil attached to his first will announcing his intention to form a secret society to rule the world may be found at Rhodes House in Oxford. In addition, he nominated beneficiaries to run the Society and left them money to fund its activities. Finally, the Society still exists, albeit in several different forms. Though far less secretive, some of these do still lack transparency, and some… are more influential today than they were over a century ago.”

According to Professor Quigley:

“This society has been called by various names. During the frst decade or so it was called ‘the secret society of Cecil Rhodes,’ or ‘the dream of Cecil Rhodes.’ In the second and third decades of its existence it was known as ‘Milner’s Kindergarten’ (1901-1910) and as ‘the Round Table Group’ (1910-1920). Since 1920 it has been called by various names, depending on which phase of its activities was being examined. It has been called ‘The Times crowd,’ ‘the Rhodes crowd,’ the ‘Chatham House crowd,’ ‘The All Souls group,’ and ‘the Cliveden set.'” [23]

G. Edward Griffin explains in The Creature From Jekkyl Island, that:

Cecil Rhodes made one of the world’s greatest fortunes of the 19th century. Financed by Nathan Rothschild and the Bank of England, he established a monopoly over the diamond output of South Africa and most of the gold as well. He formed a secret society which included many of the top leaders of British government. Their elitist goal was nothing less than world domination and the establishment of a modern feudalist society controlled by themselves through the world’s central banks. In America, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was an outgrowth of that group.

Eustace Mullins states in The Curse of Canaan,

Cecil Rhodes was the agent for the Rothschilds when he secured their control over the vast diamond and gold reserves of South Africa. They still exercise control through DeBeers (diamonds) and the Anglo-American Corporation (gold). Rhodes had considerable holdings himself; when he died, Lord Nathan Rothschild emerged in 1891 as his sole trustee.

Rhodes’ Secret Society went on to become highly influential during World War I, and later, “appeasement initiatives” aimed toward placating figures such as the Duke of Windsor and, more notably, Adolf Hitler, would be spearheaded by groups associated with Rhodes’ Secret Society in the years leading up to World War II.

Of the various modern formations Brown noted earlier in the excerpt from his book above, Georgetown University History Professor Carroll Quigley described what he called “Round Table Groups”, which were essentially the same secret societal shoot-offs founded in 1891 by Cecil Rhodes and, later, Lord Alfred Milner. The groups, their formation, and subsequent operations were outlined by Quigley as follows, in his 1964 book Tragedy and Hope:

“As governor-general and high commissioner of South Africa in the period 1897 – 1905, Milner recruited a group of young men, chiefly from Oxford and from Toynbee Hall, to assist him in organizing his administration. Through his influence these men were able to win influential posts in government and international finance and became the dominant influence in British imperial and foreign affairs up to 1939. Under Milner in South Africa they were known as Milner’s Kindergarten until 1910. In 1909 – 1913 they organized semi-secret groups, known as Round Table Groups, in the chief British dependencies and the United States. These still function in eight countries. They kept in touch with each other by personal correspondence and frequent visits, and through an influential quarterly magazine, The Round Table, founded in 1910 and largely supported by Sir Abe Bailey’s money. In 1919 they founded the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) for which the chief financial supporters were sir Abe Bailey and the Astor family (owners of The Times). Similar Institutes of International Affairs were established in the chief British dominions and in the United States (where is known as the Council on Foreign Relations) in the period 1919 – 1927. After 1925 a somewhat similar structure of organizations, known as the Institute of Pacific relations, was set up in twelve countries holding territory in the Pacific area, the units in each British Dominion existing on an interlocking basis with the Round Table Group and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in the same country. In Canada the nucleus of this group consisted of Milner’s undergraduate friends at Oxford (such as Arthur Glazebrook and George Parkin), while in South Africa and India the nucleus was made up of former members of Milner’s Kindergarten.” (Quigley,Tragedy and Hope, p. 132)

Needless to say, the American Council on Foreign Relations maintains a healthy degree of attention for its dealings in areas of politics, governance, and international affairs. In my article A Brief History of Secret Societies in the Western World, I outlined a brief summary of the formation and current function of the CFR thusly:

The Council on Foreign Relations, which has its roots dating back to Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, may be one of the most “secret” of purported modern secret societies. It is often said that those who speak of official CFR business outside of meetings will be penalized with loss of their membership; the very definition of “secret” activities.

John Foster Dulles was an early member of the CFR, as was his brother, Allen Dulles, who went on to be the head of the CIA. Since Dulles’ tenure with the agency, virtually every CIA chief has also been a member of the CFR. However, the CFR’s influence doesn’t merely extend to the CIA; the State Department is equally involved in the group’s dealings.

As with many other secret societies, the CFR has its own magazine, Foreign Affairs, which serves as something of a public front for the organization, in periodical form.

This is an interesting historical side-note, about the publication of Foreign Affairs in association with the activities of groups like the CFR. As Quigley noted, a similar publication was (and still is) offered by the Round Table Groups, which can be more directly associated with Rhodes and his Secret Society than it’s aforementioned “modern” counterparts.

To what extent, even well after his own death, was Rhodes able to set the groundwork for the “New World Order” he envisioned? Arguably, the globalization is continually promoted today under the oversight of groups like the Bilderbergs, the CFR and its subsidiary known as the Trilateral Commission, and countless other organizations, groups, and yes, even secret fraternities and societies. Placed into proper historical context, the underpinnings of many of the most influential political groups known today stem back to the exploits of those like Rhodes, who, in all their obscurity, have indeed managed to have very lasting influence on world affairs.

Robin Brown paints Rhodes as a closet homosexual in his book The Secret Society: Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order. On page 144:

… a homosexual hegemony – which was already operative in the Secret Society – went on to influence, if not control, British politics at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Rhodes himself, the book alleges, was gay, and because homosexuality was a criminal offense in Britain at the time, he realized that gays only survived if they operated in:

… a society that remained secret, ring-fenced by wealth and political influence.

Since most secret societies require some form of sinful activity that binds them to secrecy such as gay sex and pedophilia, it is not an outrageous claim, but one that needs more investigation.


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