/ Norman Dodd Vs The Carnegie Foundation - interesting video.

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EZ 02 Aug 2012
Because what I feel to be pertinent information was being lost in a thread that turned into a flaming arena slanging match, here's a repost:

Norman Dodd headed up a congressional investigation in America in the 1950s at the behest of B. Carroll Reece (of the Reece Committee http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reece_Committee ). 30 years later Dodd spoke with G. Edward Griffin about his experiences and findings in the course of that investigation.

Wikipedia says of the investigation: The Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives between 1952 and 1954. The committee was originally created by House Resolution 561 during the 82nd Congress. The committee investigated the use of funds by tax-exempt organizations (non-profit organizations) to see if they were being used to support communism. The committee was alternatively known as the Cox Committee and the Reece Committee after its two chairmen, Edward E. Cox and B. Carroll Reece.

Norman Dodd said that his secretary in the investigation who was instructed to read and report back regarding the Carnegie Foundation's minutes, reported on one of her dictaphone recordings:

"We are now at the year nineteen hundred and eight [of the minutes], which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. And, in that year, the trustees meeting, for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year, in a very learned fashion. And the question is this: Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that, no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war. So then, in 1909, they raise the second question, and discuss it, namely, how do we involve the United States in a war?"

So to recap here:

Norman Dodd http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Dodd was instructed by a US congressional committee, to investigate tax exempt and non-profit foundations and in the course of his investigation he discovered that The Carnegie Foundation, which would two years after the starting date of their minuted meetings create the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Endowment_for_International_Peace had meetings in which those present at the meetings raised the question "Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?" and came to the conclusion that "no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war" and in a subsequent meeting decided that they needed to know "how do [they] involve the United States in a war?"

Considering the stature of the Carnegie Foundation, who a year after the claimed minuted statement created the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace with a gift to initiate the Endowment of $10 million, that is a pretty damning statement on the part of Norman Dodd.

Giving away $10 million is suggestive of a lot of power and influence. If Norman Dodd is to be believed then The Carnegie Endowment For International Peace is a rather pretentious name.


Norman Dodd's testimony to G. Edward Griffin in 1982:

Transcript here: http://www.supremelaw.org/authors/dodd/interview.htm

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUYCBfmIcHM

Reader's of this post who are intrigued by the details presented should please be aware that whilst G. Edward Griffin is considered a leftist/radical individual his interview with Norman Dodd is not a capitalism bashing, nor is it wildly denouncing education or banking or any of the other common labels that are bandied around with regard to "conspiracy theorists". This is honestly offered information that is at the very least interesting and if you choose to believe Norman Dodd's testimony on the subject, enlightening. Whether you are a leftist, rightist or a non-political, you really should watch this video or read the transcript.


PS: If anybody has any similar archived material that they would like to share, I am always interested in learning more and will be following this thread in the hope that you post links to such information.


Cuthbert 02 Aug 2012
In reply to EZ:

You have too much time on your hands.
Postmanpat 02 Aug 2012
In reply to EZ:

Shouldn't this be in the pub, "a great place for topics which don't really need to be archived for posterity" ?
Ridge 02 Aug 2012
In reply to EZ:

I've had a quick look at the links during tea breaks at the evil capitalist hegemony.

Leaving aside the remarks about 'anti-american' and USA and USSR becoming a giant socialst state, which is typical of reds under the bed paranoia at that was widespread then, I.m unsure what the issue is?

Govt decides USA should be less insular and education should look to international agenda, wars are seen as good for business, rich people want to hang onto cash and piwer. What's so eart shattering?
Ridge 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Ridge:

Apologies for the lack of spelling and grammar, Korean orphans need to build bigger smartphones for the podgy fingers of the corpulent West.
tom_in_edinburgh 02 Aug 2012
In reply to EZ:

OK - but that was 1909, put the discussions in the context of mounting tension in the run up to World War 1.

If the US had not got involved in World War 1 the Germans might have won it.

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