Club of Rome
David Rockefeller helped create this organization in 1968 at his villa in Italy, hence, "Club of Rome." Its literature makes the claim that it is "a group of world citizens, sharing a common concern for the future of humanity." Heads of state, global bureaucrats and corporatists are its members. The Club of Rome's most infamous periodical began publication in the early 1970s. Titled Limits to Growth, it advocated for aggressive population reduction.
Businessman Aurelio Peccei and scientist Alexander King are the putative founders. Hasan Özbekhan, Erich Jantsch and Alexander Christakis apparently composed the initial manifesto, "The Predicament of Mankind." However, in 1970, the executive committee fomented a far more radical and controversial platform and all three resigned.
Limits to Growth was an outgrowth of the Club's more aggressive stance toward population control and has supposedly sold 12 million copies in numerous translations. It makes the tiresome Malthusian case that human population cannot continue because the world is running out of oil. This lie in particular is precious to David Rockefeller, who apparently retains considerable oil interests. The engineered oil crisis of 1973 lent a patina of respectability to this drivel.
Two years later the Club of Rome published another fear-based promotion entitled, "Mankind at the Turning Point." This second report, more elaborate than the first, purported as well to be more optimistic. It made the case that humankind's situation was indeed dire but that by application of rigorous rationing (especially of oil) humans could avoid upcoming environmental disaster, and economic catastrophe was therefore preventable or avoidable.
In 1993, the Club published a report that was startling in its Machiavellian honesty. "New enemies must be identified," it stated, if humankind's quarreling nation-states were to be united. "In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill...All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself."
The real enemy is "humanity itself." Nothing could be bolder or blunter than this, encapsulating the full gamut of evil propounded by Western elites in their quest to control, regulate and ultimately diminish Western middle classes and their abilities to create prosperity via free-market entrepreneurship.
One would think after making such a pronouncement that the Club of Rome had done enough and would cease to inject its rhetorical poison into the Western body politic. It was not to be. The Club staggers on, waning in influence as David Rockefeller himself declines. Today, the Club of Rome is located in Winterthur, Switzerland and members include Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and, apparently, Russia's Mikhail Gorbachev.