If you had been told a decade ago that there was a deeper level of government pulling the strings from of front line government policy; that an Orwellian State loomed with surveillance, you’d label them a conspiracy theorist. But with the world today full of Snowdens’, Assanges’, and other whistleblowers bravely standing up for everyone else’s rights, the notion doesn’t seem so ‘conspiracy’ and far-fetched.
Presidents, government officials and dozens of politicians have, over the years, uttered hints about those ‘secret elites’ running the show. Here are but a few of them:
Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer – Senior posts in Lester B. Pearson and Pierre E. Trudeau’s governments; known for the unification of the Canadian Armed Forces; stated in the G8 conference “UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.”
“It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction, when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard. It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy, when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects about which both the Congress and the Commander in Chief have been kept deliberately in the dark.”
View the clip where he spoke this:
U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson – a participant and headliner with the Treaty of Versailles; and responsible for the first go at the United Nations, by constructing the League of Nations as part of his Fourteen Points plan for peace in Europe.
“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”
U.S. President, John F. Kennedy – and his famous speech:“
…And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. … For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”
U.S. Senator, William Jenner – addressed Congress in 1954 with this:
“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means … We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state … It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government … This ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”
U.S. Senator, Daniel K. Inouye – serving from 1963 until 2012 when he died, this highest ranking Asian-American politician had this to say about a shadow government:
“There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.”