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Click.  Blowing the lid on the Bilderbergers - Tony Gosling [Bilderberg meeting 2000, Genval, Brussels]

Click. Elite Coup - Grattan Healy [Bilderberg and Trilateral Commission members
in the European Commission]

Blowing the lid on the Bilderbergers
09Jun00 - Bristol - Tony Gosling

Euro-Green party researcher Grattan Healy and I tuck into dinner in the bar of Genval's five-star Chateau du Lac hotel, just outside Brussels. For once, our minds are not on the food. Rather, how to figure out whether or not the super-secretive Bilderberg club will tomorrow have this hotel sealed off for their notorious annual meeting.

Bilderberg takes it's name from a hotel in Holland where their first secret transatlantic conference took place back in 1954. Original chairman and founder of the club, ex-SS Nazi Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands owned the place. Bilderberg's 'steering group' boasts the wealthiest bankers and industrialists in the western world, no less.

Grattan's research has shown how elite clubs like Bilderberg and the Trilateal Commission are managing somehow to install more of their members as European Commissioners, at the policy-making heart of Europe. And more recently links have been exposed with powerful European policymakers ERT, European Round Table of industrialists. The current Bilderberg chairman founded it. Green MEP Patricia McKenna has been getting embarrassing questions asked down at the European Union's policy rubber stamping department, the Parliament.

As for me, I'm curious to see these Bilderbergers in the flesh for the first time after having researched their activities on and off for four years or so. Being stony broke I've got to Brussels from Bristol mostly by skipping trains, it's got to be the right place after all that effort. During a snoop round the hotel interior Grattan spots a sign pointing to a
'Steering Committee Meeting' meeting. A deliberate hoax? We'll just have to
find out in the morning.

Mike Peters, Marxist Sociology lecturer from Leeds, who has written one of the most comprehensive studies to date on the Bilderbergers, flew into Brussels late that evening Wednesday 31st June. Another chancer. Arriving at the 'Chateau' the next morning we notice rear entrances have been padlocked and chained. Around the front, the mock-Florentine lobby has a rude addition, a white canvas entrance tunnel and drive-in awning has sprung up overnight. Is this to protect chauffeur-driven guests from the rain on this cloudless day...? or from prying eyes. This is no bum-steer, The Spotlight's got the place all right. This sometimes seemingly zenophobic right-wing American magazine seems to be the only media that consistently follows Bilderberg activities and the only source for where the meeting will be held. It's not difficult for the
Bilderbergers PR people to discredit such a source.

About four the limos begin arriving. The shiny black Mercedes' with their characteristic 'B' clearly displayed in the front windscreen. We can just see into the awning and film most of the participants as they emerge from the backs of the limos. Doormen attempt to hold makeshift curtains up to conceal the more sensitive guests. We manage mostly to film them between the gaps.

We have a chat with photographer and reporter for The Spotlight. What a sincere, concerned pair they seem, and we had been told Spotlight were neo-nazis. Chilling to think that without the bloodhound work of writer Jim Tucker no-one but the participants would know this meeting was taking place.

'But we send out a press release...', the Bilderberg office bleat if you bother to complain. What they don't tell you is that you have to request it from the hotel (how is anyone supposed to know where to call?) and they only release it as everybody's leaving. Too late for the press. Thursday 1st June is a bank holiday in Belgium. Families are out in the sun, taking a stroll round the lovely Geneva lake, almost oblivious to the capitalist heavyweights emerging from limos feet away inside the awning.
The regulars are arriving, Conrad Black, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Kenneth Clarke, David Rockefeller, James Wolfenson, president of the World Bank.

The new Chairman, Viscount Etienne Davignon, comes out to get what, we joke, looks like a bag of drugs from his car. He owns most of the public utilities and one of the biggest banks in Belgium. 'Will you be holding a press conference Mr. Davignon?' Grattan shouts, 'I don't think so' Davignon replies. 'Why not'. 'We don't have enough important things to say'. Capitalism's heavyweights are rolling up now. 'Who's that?' 'It's
Jean-Claude Trichet'. 'Who's he?' 'The next boss of the European Central Bank'..He obviously won't have anything important to say either... 'What about this one?' 'That's Daniel Vasella, CEO of Novartis with William McDonough, president of the Federal Reserve bank of New York' 'That one's the boss of the Washington Post and hey, there goes George Soros! Look, it's one of the new European Commissioners, Pascal Lamy!' This looks like an elite to me.

Another brand-new Merc. arrives. An aloof looking guest turns away from the cameras. We look at each other and shake our heads, another one we don't recognize. One of us calls out to him: 'Are you a big shit sir?'

The passing Belgian public are hanging around, they seem spellbound by the line of polished black Mercs. 'What's going on?', they keep asking, in French, as we prepare for the next arrival. 'It's Bilderberg'. They nod in reply, as if they know what we mean, then shuffle off looking puzzled. Untouchable elite types swinging out of limos next to a busy public road and footpath. Clearly an uptight security man's nightmare. Men with bulging sweaters or badly-fitting jackets wearing dark glasses walk back and forth.
Ah, that'll be the plain clothes Belgian secret service with their guns then. I ask one if he knows what's going on at the hotel, 'I don' know', he smiles, baring rat-like teeth. He's not a good actor, glad I can't see his eyes. A big CIA officer turns up and orders the Belgians around, they know their place.

This year's Bilderberg had to be hastily rearranged after the Austrian anti-EU 'Freedom Party' was elected hence we and the public are so close by. We might never get this opportunity again. If they had met as planned in Austria there would probably have been official criticism and heaps of publicity. For a cabal all publicity is bad publicity.
Bilderberg does everything it can to conceal where it's meeting and doesn't bother with a press conference any more. Okay, out the window go journalistic freedoms which are the lynch pin of any democracy. Inside, media barons and compliant writers from The Economist, sworn to secrecy, smooch year after year.

They have created a vacuum. We decide to get on the telephone. On Saturday morning Belgian daily 'De Morgen' delivered the goods with a lead front page story by the ex-editor all about the no longer quite so secret Bilderberg conference. Critical and amusing coverage on national Belgian TV news and in papers and satirical magazines followed into the week. In stead of being secret the conference was one of the big stories of the week. In Belgium.

When the national papers phoned the mayor of the local Genval principality he said they must be joking! If Queen Beatrix and Henry Kissinger were there he'd know about it. Bilderberg, it seems, is above politics. Politicians, newspaper editors, European commissioners and civil servants who agree to enter Bilderberg swear complete secrecy. Not just about the content of the meeting but about the very existence of Bilderberg. They leave their accountability at the door. Have the bankers grown so arrogant that they now see democratic institutions and public opinion simply as
competition to be taken out.

Just as the Bilderbergers were leaving on the Saturday two secret service asked the Spotlight photographer to show a Belgian press pass then threatened to beat him up. They chased him into a nearby taverna where he was rescued by boss and waiters only to be chased again at the local station. He made a narrow escape by running across the tracks to jump on a train going the wrong way. Surreal.

Was someone about to leave the hotel they didn't want him snapping? Clinton was in Aachen that day, just down the road. Bilderberg have been shown to accidentally leave heads of government off the official attendance list before. Just one question we wanted to ask at the press conference that never was.

Bilderberg stretches our credulity, particularly when their habitually anonymous supporters use angry disinformation, mud-slinging and 'guilt by association' in a shabby attempt to discredit critics. According to the hotel, this year's meeting was a croquet tournament 'with some well-known spectators'. Another cover story was that the French football team were staying. Even the security name tags said Brussels 2000,
just like the football.

These power-brokers lie too easily. The more facts that emerge about Bilderberg's key role in lobbying for a corporate controlled Europe and the more lies they disseminate to try to cover themselves the more healthy suspicion they arouse.

Why, for example, might Tony Blair have said in answer to a parliamentary question by Christopher Gill MP in March 1998 that no members of his cabinet had attended Bilderberg meetings, when he himself clearly was on the official Athens conference list in 1993 before becoming Labour leader? His attendance was even commented on by William Rees-Mogg in The Times! The Danish parliament is considering banning all politicians from attending. So who's in charge? The bankers or the politicians? What about the proverb that says 'the borrower is servant to the lender'? Can Bilderberg
politicians like Clarke, Blair and Mandelson be trusted? And are the governments of the world now just PR and tax managers for the banks? There simply has to be a thorough international examination of this private little bankers' club that has toes in so many political doors. And we must catch up on the right's ability to cut through complex-sounding economics gibberish. They have taken the lead on Bilderberg because they understand the power of the bankers far better than we do on the left.

Economic priorities detrimental to ordinary people in the west, not to mention the developing world, are pushed forward at Bilderberg by the ruling class, those who have more influence than anyone else over the future, in total secret. It's time to call this elite cabal to account and ensure their meetings are fully scrutinized.

Rogues Gallery - mug shots from this year's Bilderberg conference
Pictures from this years conference
My research - The High Priests of Globalization:
Corporate Europe Observatory:
The Money Masters video available in PAL

3.9.99, rev 2.3.2000 by Grattan Healy

[Written after the appointment of a new European Commission in Spring 1999
- Incidentally the original commission were sacked by the Parliament on the
Ides of March 1999 ed.]

The situation as I see it is that the 'global elite' have performed yet another coup. They have so far had many of their people elected to high office - Bill Clinton, Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, as well as Jacques Santer, Wim Duisenberg (now head of the European Central Bank), and many others.

Romano Prodi was a Steering Committee Member of the Bilderberg Group in the
80s - I have a copy of their booklet from 1982, which incidentally also shows that Wim Duisenberg was the then Treasurer. What is noticeable that Prodi has limited the declarations of his Commissioners to 10 years, something not done in the previous Commission, and so has allowed himself not to declare this former highly sensitive role. Since the head man is a member of the elite, it should be no surprise that he has nominated 7 other elite members (and incidentally 4 others suspected of involvement in fraud!). These 7 are: As result of Parliamentary questions from Patricia McKenna, Irish Green MEP, Mario Monti has now formally declared that he was a former Steering
Committee member of Bilderberg ('83-'93) and implies that he is also a former Executive Committee member of the Trilateral Commission, as well as council of the Aspen Institute. However, he was still present until recently on the Trilateral homepage -, and was in both the '92 and '98 membership lists; he said in an EP answer that he was a member of the Executive committee of the Trilateral Commission (Europe), from 1988 to 1997, which is not what he was asked
about. Erikki Liikanen attended Bilderberg last June in Sintra, Portugal, according to the official press list circulated, and reported in Portuguese newspaper, The News Weekly (link out of date -, but the list is at:

According to his declaration, Frits Bolkestein is to remain a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (or Chatham House, in London), originally established by Cecil Rhodes, and responsible for establishing the Council on Foreign Relations in the USA (the other major elite group which includes all senior political and administrative figures in the USA, also including the President). He does not mention his participation in the Bilderberg Group in Toronto in 1996, the first time where their list was widely circulated, and it can be found at
Pedro Solbes Mira declares his membership of the Trilateral Commission since 1996
(quote: "I.1.2 Posts currently held Member of the Spanish section of the Trilateral Commission (since 1996)", but fails to mention that he is on the Steering Committee, (their homepage doesn't mention that he is a Commissioner either: "Pedro Solbes, Member of the Spanish Parliament; former Minister of Finance and of Agriculture,
Madrid", or his participation in Bilderberg last year. He is apparently scheduled to go to the June Swiss meeting this year. Gunther Verheugen doesn't mention his participation in Bilderberg in 1995 in Bürgenstock, Switzerland (see again

Chris Patten says that while he was Governor of Hong Kong he had many memberships of charitable organizations, but we cannot regard his membership of the Trilateral Commission in this way (he is on their official list from March '98), and he doesn't list it is a current membership either.

Finally, Antonio Vitorino does not declare that he attended Bilderberg in 1996 (see again Bilderberg claims to have no formal membership as such, but has a list of 120 or so invitees which changes slightly from year to year, reflecting a sort of changing membership. It has a core group, reflected in the Steering Committee.

Either way, in the spirit of openness, and also the written answers from
Commissioners like Liikanen (
pdf), proposing the declaration of all political roles (in answer to a Green question), I would have thought these rather important roles should be mentioned. (see the Commissioners declarations at

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The Human Genome Project and Eugenics
By Robert Lederman © 2000

"Today we are learning the language in which God created life...humankind is on the verge of gaining immense new power to heal. Genome science will have a real impact on all our lives, and even more on the lives of our children. It will
revolutionize the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of most, if not all, human diseases.”

With these words President Clinton announced the completion of the mapping of the human genome on 6/26/2000. Will this scientific accomplishment usher in a new age of disease-free human life or begin an epoch in which our social status, and even our right to exist, is based on an analysis and classification of our genes?

Leaving aside the possibility that the claim to have decoded the human genome might be grossly-exaggerated or even totally false should we be thrilled about our prospects for improved health and longevity, or instead be trembling at the prospect of an entire society based on Eugenics? There are excellent reasons to be very afraid of what this development will mean for us all in the very near future.

The Human Genome Project is headquartered at the Cold Springs Harbor laboratory on Long Island, NY-the exact site of the notorious Eugenics Research Office started in 1910 by the Harriman family. The Human Genome Project is thus a direct continuation of the Eugenics movement begun in the early part of the 20th century.

Throughout its history the Eugenics movement has advanced an agenda that if fully recognized and understood for what it is would shock most people living in our current society of relative tolerance and diversity. Prominent advocates of Eugenics in the US, including the Rockefellers, Henry Ford
and Margaret Sanger, wanted the government to decide who could reproduce and how many offspring they could have; which ethnic groups should be excluded from immigrating to the U.S. based on their alleged inferiority; and which medical and psychological conditions should qualify one for
sterilization or euthanasia.

By the start of WWII 25 States in the U.S. had already passed Eugenics laws requiring forcible sterilization, a policy which was declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Tens of thousands of American citizens, most of them minorities, were ordered sterilized. Many States were on their way to passing
laws requiring euthanasia for the handicapped, the mentally ill and for career criminals.

Adolf Hitler publicly praised the U.S. policy and copied many of its features for the Nazi system which eventually resulted in the Holocaust. Due to the emerging awareness of the Holocaust after WWII and of the extent to which Hitler and Axis powers like Japan had planned to depopulate whole nations and even entire continents, the public promotion of Eugenics experienced a temporary setback.

After WWII, many top officials involved in creating and administering these Nazi policies were brought to the U.S. by our own government and placed in universities, in the military and in scientific institutions and think tanks where their ideas have exerted a tremendous but seldom recognized influence.
The CIA, which was started right after WWII, was deeply involved in importing these Nazi officials-supposedly for the purpose of fighting Communism.

The expertise and ideas of these former Nazis have been behind many of the most controversial U.S. government policies during the ensuing decades. The business dynasties which have dominated American foreign and domestic policy for a century and which were avid supporters of Hitler, among them the Rockefeller and Bush families, have continued to promote the exact same goals of Eugenics that were pursued in previous decades.

In the past 15 years genetically-engineered foods have become so common- place that many scientists fear the genetically-modified genes corporations have spliced into everything from fish and fowl to fruits and vegetables have already permanently altered the world’s food supply. Some of these genetically-engineered foods may be intended to accomplish the same population-reduction goals as Eugenics.

Many Western European nations no longer allow the importation of U.S. produced meat, grain, dairy or produce because they fear that all have been contaminated with modified genes, pesticides, artificial hormones and animal feed containing fecal matter and ground up diseased animal tissues. While priding ourselves on being the only remaining superpower, we the American people have become lab rats for the corporate interests that actually run this country.

These corporate interests have pushed the Human Genome Project to its current advanced state. If one examines the history of these same corporate interests, specifically as applied to promoting Eugenics, there is no reason whatsoever for optimism. Even during his speech praising the wonders of the
new technology, President Clinton felt obliged to acknowledge serious concerns that the sequencing of the human genome could lead to new forms of discrimination.

Probably the single greatest irony in the human genome issue is the idea being marketed to the public that this scientific advance will lead to the average person enjoying a much longer and healthier life. In light of governmental resistance to preventing corporate pollution of the environment, developing renewable sources of energy, banning the use of toxic chemicals and insecticides or protecting the food supply from contamination, can we really expect that this technology will be used to extend human life generally?

Politicians claim there is an imminent crisis facing the social security system right now. How much worse will that crisis be if tens of millions of Americans who might otherwise have died in their sixties and seventies from chronic disease live into their nineties and beyond? Be assured that those in control have no intention of allowing this to happen.

The far likelier scenario is that for the very wealthy there will indeed be new and miraculous medical treatments to prolong and enhance life. For the vast majority however, this new technology will only be used to further limit their freedom and privacy while creating a caste system based on genetics that
fundamentally changes the way society is structured.

Today a college degree is required in order to apply for many jobs. In the near future a genetic degree proving that an applicant fits the genetic profile an employer wants will be a similar requirement. Unlike a college degree, you’ll have to be born with the right genetic makeup.

Sound far fetched? Only 68 years ago in Nazi Germany, an entire society based on the concept of genetic status was created. Not having DNA technology, Hitler was forced to use eye and hair color as the main basis to determine who was an Aryan and could therefore hold a socially-desirable position. With the required DNA testing that elected officials like New
York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani have publicly advocated for all children at birth, this kind of genetic-profiling can be computerized and applied to all areas of human life. 

An even greater threat to mankind is that this technology will not merely be used passively to document existing genetic makeup but will be used actively and aggressively to create new sub-races of human beings specialized to perform certain tasks. Naturally-created children will find themselves
competing against genetically-modified people that are stronger, faster, smarter, less constrained by feelings of empathy and more disease and stress resistant. 

Military and police applications are certain to take precedence over civilian ones, as a new super soldier/cop is bred. Armies and police forces of the future will be staffed by people created for their assigned tasks the way ants in nature and farm animals in human society are now specialized.

Corporations have already patented thousands of human, animal and plant genes which are being mixed together and applied for economic advantage, often with no idea of the consequences. As corporations obtain ownership rights over more and more life forms the very idea of human rights and
freedom may become a vestige of the past.

Since it would appear that short of a cataclysm sending mankind back into the dark ages this technology is here to stay, what can we do? The first step is to educate ourselves about the threats this technology poses to our survival. We need to be able to interpret the subtle messages behind the feel-good
propaganda President Clinton and his corporate pals are feeding us and then vote and express ourselves accordingly.

If it can be regulated based on the universal human values most societies have shared in common this technology might truly enhance human life and culture. If on the other hand we leave it up to corporate and government interests to determine the use, we can be assured of a future in which most people enjoy
the same status that a domestic farm animal does today.

In short, corporate and government control of the human genome may precipitate the greatest struggle for survival ever faced by human beings.

NY Times 6/28/2000
U.S. Hopes to Stem Rush Toward Patenting of Genes “Long before scientists had completed the task of reading the human genome,  parts of it had already been claimed for commerce. In what has often been compared to a land grab,
companies and universities have filed for patents on hundreds
of thousands of genes and gene fragments”.

“When asked whether all children should have DNA tests at birth, the Mayor said: "...I would have no problem with that, or fingerprinting all children...There is absolutely no reason why people should be afraid of being identified...”It's not invasive," The Mayor said. "It doesn't invade any right of privacy. You
don't have a right not to be identified. I don't remember a constitutional amendment that gives you the right not to be identified."-N.Y. Times 12/17/98 “Giuliani Backs DNA Testing of Newborns for Identification”

“Among hundreds of Rockefeller funded institutes and projects in the U.S., England and Germany that have been involved in promoting Eugenics, was the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Eugenics and Human Heredity in Berlin. The head of that institute, Dr. Otmar Verschuer, was Josef Mengele’s patron, teacher and co-researcher. Another Rockefeller sponsored doctor and researcher, Dr. Franz Kallmann, helped save Verschuer after WWII by testifying
favorably about his value to science during the U.S. government denazification hearings. Dr. Kallmann later created the American Society of Human Genetics, which organized the "Human Genome Project". [See:]
[Also see: Nazi Germany, Klaus P. Fischer pg. 515]
3/10/2000 “The eugenics movement started in the early decades of the last century, and although Hitler's sterilisation of as much as 1 per cent of the German population forced many to reconsider, it remained popular in many states in America...It is believed that 60,000 or more Americans were sterilised in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.”

Village Voice 2/29/2000  History of American Eugenics.  A century ago, scientists from the top universities in America began to study people's pedigrees in the hopes of creating "perfect" children. Instead, they spawned a monster: the pseudoscience of eugenics...It's more than coincidence that
minority groups were most often the target of this plan...The Eugenics Records Office itself was endowed by a grant from the widow of railroad magnate E.H. Harriman and such population-control progressives as Margaret Sanger also believed in the cause....”

NY Times 4/29/2000
A Fund Is Planned by U.S. Companies for Nazis' Victims “A group of American companies that had factories in Nazi Germany plans to establish a fund that would aid people who suffered persecution under Hitler's rule, a gesture that comes as more American multinational corporations acknowledge having benefited from slave labor during World War II...At least 50 American companies operated factories in Germany during the years that the Nazis were in power...Ford, General Motors, Exxon-Mobil and Kodak are among a growing number of American multinationals that say they have found evidence
that their subsidiaries used forced labor during those years.”

Daily News 12/7/98
Chase Banked On Nazis - Report
“Chase National Bank— the precursor of today's Chase Manhattan Bank — allegedly helped the Nazis plunder Jewish property in France during World War II, according to a published report. The New York-based bank controlled by the Rockefeller family closed Jewish accounts even before the Germans ordered them to do so and did business with the Nazis while they were sending Jews to the gas chambers, Newsweek magazine reports in this week's edition. And while the U.S. was at war with the Nazis, Chase also apparently helped German banks do business with their overseas branches, the magazine reported.”

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT Sept. 1, 1997
The next bad beef scandal? Cattle feed now contains things like manure and dead cats- “To trim costs, many farmers add a variety of waste substances
to their livestock and poultry feed--and no one is making sure they are doing so safely. Chicken manure in particular is increasingly used as feed by cattle farmers despite possible health risks to consumers...Chicken manure often contains campylobacter and salmonella bacteria, which can cause disease in humans, as well as intestinal parasites, veterinary drug residues, and toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury...In addition, some 40 billion pounds a year of slaughterhouse wastes like blood, bone, and viscera, as well as the remains of millions of euthanized cats and dogs
passed along by veterinarians and animal shelters, are rendered annually into livestock feed...Researchers in addition have experimented with cattle and hog manure, and human sewage sludge.”

Margaret Sanger, "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda."
 Birth Control Review, Oct. 1921, Vol. V, No. 10, page 5: "Today Eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political, and social problems ... As an advocate of Birth Control, I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the "unfit" and the "fit," admittedly the greatest present menace to the human race, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between the two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble- minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation to the mentally and physically fit though less fertile parents of the educated and well-to-do classes. On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over fertility
of the mentally and physically defective ...”
Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T. (Artists’ Response To Illegal State Tactics) 
  (718) 743-3722
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Virginia McCullough

"Have I missed the  mark, or, like a true archer,  do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon

© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written  permission. 


The following article is dedicated to the gay and lesbian community on their weekend of pride in San Francisco.  I want to single out one particular individual whose dedication and activism has left a legacy worthy of being honored as one of the greatest of Brussellsprouts.  The man's name is Paul Bernardino.   A large part of Bernardino's historically important library was donated to the Mae Brussell Collection in March of 1997.   Paul Bernardino and his Information Network Against War and Fascism worked hand in glove with the late, great Mae Brussell to assure that people of all colors, sexual orientations, and religions are respected and given the equal opportunity they deserve.  Long before the words "Hate Crimes" were conceived, Paul understood that the problems those labeled as socially "unacceptable" faced.   Paul reached out to others -- documenting abuses, putting up posters, speaking out at public meetings, holding conferences and placing himself between those who would take civil rights away from those too afraid to stand up for themselves.  To Paul Bernardino, and all of you who share his daily struggle, this posting is dedicated.

On Saturday, July 16, 1988 a conference entitled "The Fourth Reich in America: The Politics of Repression in the Warfare State" was sponsored by Bound Together Books and the Information Network Against War and Fascism at the Union Hall at 250 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, California.  The description of this conference describes the battle for equal rights behind the work of both Paul Bernardino and Mae Brussell.         

This conference will bring together speakers and panelists who will trace the evolution of contemporary Fascism from the "fall" of the Third Reich in Hitler's Germany to the rise of the Fourth Reich in the Americas today.  As well as presenting a historical perspective of contemporary Fascism, we hope to analyze the relationship between the politics of Fascism and current events.  We also hope to engender discussion as to what we, and you, can do about it.

The politics of Fascism, of racial superiority, are not new in the United States.  Before World War lI, a racist Eugenics Movement flourished in the United States, resulting in the castration and sterilization of countless so-called "undesirables".  A 1922 U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Immigration and Naturalization published the model Eugenics Sterilization Law which listed categories of people who were subject to mandatory sterilization.  This law became the blueprint for the 1933 sterilization law in Nazi Germany.  Two million people were sterilized under Hitler's Third Reich.  Eventually sterilization led to "euthanasia" -- the outright murder of those countless people as "undesirables".  The influence of Fascist ideology marked countless people as "disposable", to be used as testing populations in the name of scientific advancement.  It still does today.  We can see the results of this genocide ideology in our government's treatment of Native Americans today; in low intensity warfare and genocide in Central America; in the disproportionate incarceration of Third World people in US prisons and psychiatric institutions; in US dumping of toxic waste in Third World countries; in the CRACK on our streets...

Now we must face the awesome and hideous specter of what can only be termed: AIDSGATE.

Fascism is a cancer in our body politic.  Henry Ford (Hitler's admitted mentor and reputed financial supporter) is dead.  Father Coughlin (his widely heard radio spokesman) is dead.  But Fascism is alive today, festering, deep under cover..... and not so deep.....

As conference speakers will prove conclusively, a "Creeping", "Friendly" Fascism has nearly overwhelmed us, and we didn't even notice.

This ideology of Fascism in the Americas today has been implemented by the actual personnel of the Axis which we have been led to believe lay defeated.

The Fascists did not lose WWlI.  SOME Fascists lost WWlI.  Others went underground, and lived to fight (and thrive) again.  A week before the collapse of the Third Reich, six thousand SS men disappeared with $800,000,000.00 in loot.  Where did they go?  Which one attended Reagan's inauguration?

Imperial Japan's germ warfare lab staff never stood trial for war crimes.  Where are they now?  What have they done recently?

Hitler's secret spy network in the Soviet Union defected en masse to fuse with the OSS, forming the CIA.  Now, where are they not?

Men like Ishii, Gehlen, Skorzeny, Von Braun, Barbie, and even Mangele himself, have shaped our world.  In spite of us, behind our backs, without our consent, against our better interest, they were saved from justice and intentionally recruited by Western Intelligence to form the basis of the post-war covert government.  Now the chickens have come home to roost.

Their power is immense.  Our ignorance is their main strength.  Learn, before it is too late, the trail from Auschwitz to AIDS; from the Schutstaffel to the Medallion Cartel; from the Reichsbank to the Vatican; from the ruins of the Third Reich to the still resistible triumph of the Fourth.

This describes the overall view of the Fourth Reich that Mae Brussell and Paul Bernardino fought so hard to expose and conquer.  Little did either one of them know that Mae Brussell had only months to live.  Mae Brussell died at the age of 66 on Monday, October 3, 1988.  One of the bright lights in the crusade for human rights, succumbed to cancer and her beloved Brussellsprouts around the world mourned.  In 1989 the entire 12 hour conference described above was televised by Channel 25 Viacom Cable Vision of San Francisco, in honor of Mae Brussell.

This author was honored  by being invited to speak at another conference sponsored by the Information Network Against War and Fascism on October 19, 1996, where I first had the opportunity to meet with Paul Bernardino and his fellow activists who had been fighting the honorable war for so long.  It was an evening I will always remember.

So many battles are necessary to win the war against the Fourth Reich that one has to wonder what wounds these soldiers of honor suffer along the way.  It was rumored that Mae Brussell and her family suffered a great deal for her intellectual honesty and her outspoken nature.  In reviewing the information and reference data sheets that accompanied each of Mae Brussell's one-hour radio shows between the years of 1978  and 1979, I found confirmation that the rumors were true.

In Tape #360 on Sides 1 and 2, Mae discusses the impact her research has had upon her and her family.  The best evidence of just what an irritant Mae Brussell was to the United States Government is an FBI memo dated 9-18-67.  It reads as follows:

TO:     SAC, Dallas (89-43)

FROM:     Director, FBI (62-109060)

NOVEMBER 22, 1963

Re DL Teletype 9/16/67 and SF teletype 9/17/67

Referenced communications set forth information relating to Mrs. May Magnet Brussell of Carmel, California.  Due to the fact Mrs. Brussell has been in contact with James Garrison at New Orleans and has made public comments concerning the assassination investigation, Dallas and San Francisco are to immediately incorporate the information received concerning her into an appropriate letterhead memoranda suitable for dissemination both to the Department and U.S. Secret Service.

Copies of the memoranda are to be furnished to the New Orleans Office for dissemination to U.S. Secret Service locally and U.S. Secret Service at both Dallas and San Francisco are also to receive appropriate copies.

This matter is to be handled immediately, and replies are to be marked for the attention of the General Investigative Division.


On 9/15/67 at 6:45 p.m., a reservation agent at Delta Airlines, Dallas, received a call that a bomb was on board Delta Airlines, Flight 827.  Flight 827 originated at Atlanta and was enroute to San Francisco via Dallas.  A search of the aircraft failed to locate any bomb.

Mrs. Mae Magnin Brussell who was boarding this flight for San Francisco made comments at Love Field, Dallas, she had conducted research on the Kennedy assassination and had been in conference with DA Jim Garrison, New Orleans, for three days.  San Francisco determined that Mrs. Brussell in the past has expressed great alarm over the fact that the United States is becoming fascist.  She is the daughter of Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin of Los Angeles.  It has been reported Mrs. Brussell has "left-wing" leanings and is not in good favor with her father.  She supports Mark Lane's book, "Rush to Judgment" and takes the view Lee Harvey Oswald was not a communist.  She pictures America as controlled by conspirators in the Government which view she has stated publicly.  She is writing a book on the assassination and claims the Government is withholding information on the assassination and the press is suppressing news on the investigation being conducted by New Orleans DA James Garrison.  Mrs. Brussell is described as an author and a playwright, and due to her thinking which she has expressed publicly, Dallas and San Francisco are to incorporate information into letterhead memoranda suitable for dissemination to the Department and the U.S. Secret Service.

Mae Brussells' recollections dated October 17, 1978 differ sharply from those described by the FBI agent writing the memo.  On the bottom on the data sheet are Mae's notes:

P.S.   I "didn't make comments at Love Field" about Jim Garrison.  Before I got into the airport, two Dallas police came into the plane and escorted me out, to a separate room, by myself, apart from all other passengers.  This FBI report written September 18, 1967.  They stated that "Mrs. Brussell in the past had expressed great alarm over the fact that the United States is becoming fascist".


                        How long were they following me?
                        Where "in the past" were these FBI agents?
                        My Martha Mitchell, Realist article came out in 1972.

KLRB news programs began in 1971.
Where did my "fear of fascism" come to 
the attention of the FBI?

"Fear of Communism" would make me 
kosher for the FBI.
"Fear of Fascism demands a "letterhead memoranda."

Three years after this FBI memo was written Mae Brussell paid the ultimate price for her activism.  On December 14, 1979 the school bus containing her two daughters and other children was run off the road in Carmel, California.  On November 3, 1978, Mae Brussell finally wrote about it on Side 1 of the Data Sheet that accompanied Tape #361.

December 14, 1970

Death of Bonnie Brussell, Cecil Neill, Sharon Elliot.  Near death of Barbara Brussell, who had broken back, two broken legs, compound fractures, broken arm, broken nose, facial cuts.  In 1971, Barbara had more surgery on her left leg, reset bones.

Americans in the new millennium still believe they are free.  Lying politicians say Americans should speak out and participate in their government, however, those who have spoken out face retaliation.  Mae Brussell was a good citizen seeking the truth through her research and participating actively in her democracy.  She firmly believed that if one does not learn from history, one is bound to repeat it.  One of her favorite quotes was contained in a book review of Colin Simpson's Lusitania published in American Opinion, 1974, and authored by Medford Evens:

"History does have a plot to unravel.  The world is bewildering, most bewildering to those who study it most.  The world is terrifying, especially to those who have the courage to face it.  The consolation is that nothing is without meaning, whether we can explain it or not.  The Lusitania is interesting, not because of Pearl Harbor, or the Kennedy assassination, BUT BECAUSE OF THINGS TO COME.

Why should one feel that what happened to the Lusitania is one of "those old, far off things", while the secret of Pearl Harbor, or the Kennedy assassination, now ten years old, is an unresolved controversy still on the docket?


Mae Brussell also believed that the Fascist take over of the government of the United States resulted in our new Fourth Reich using Agent Provocateurs to instigate violent events that would then be used to limit ever more severely our civil rights.  On Side 1 of the 2 page Data Sheet dated September 14, 1979 accompanying World Watchers International Tape #406,  Mae supplies her favorite definition of an Agent Provocateur.

"An agent provocateur is a police agent who is introduced into any political organization with instructions to foment discontent... or to fake a case in order to give his employers the
right to act against the organization in question. 
**Quote from Victor Kaledin, Col. Imperial of the Russian Military Intelligence.

Mae often talked about the murders by Agent Provocateurs to produce the desired result wanted by the government.  She discussed: the murders of Rock and Roll musicians to stop the peace movement; the murders of foreign government officials to satisfy the greed of big business;  the murder of judges, attorneys, and jurors to dictate the outcomes of trials; the murders of high priced whores to silence loose tongues, etc.  Her outspoken honesty earned her the anger of many.

Mort Sahl, writing in his book HEARTLAND [1976] on page 156 asked the question:

"How many more have to die before some Americans realize murder is not a way of life?  Hugh Hefner (Playboy) is now reduced to attacking Mae Brussell, who is an assassination researcher who pursues the murders among us selflessly."

Harassment of Mae Brussell continued until her death.  "Automobile happenings" are described by Mae on Side 2 of the Data Sheet dated November 3, 1978 that accompanied Tape #361:

Mercury Station wagon on fire, trip from Vancouver to Oregon, 1970.
Saab Station wagon on fire, from San Francisco to Carmel, same reasons given, 1974. 
Large bold, 4" long, wide, flat bottom, into new tire, Washington, 1978. 
Wheels came off, large "nuts" missing, 1978.

The Data Sheet dated July 27, 1979, Side #1 for tape #399 lists Mae's "Mail Harassment's" as follows

Five checks mailed to me.  Letters, envelopes kept by Post Office.  "Lost"
Letter from S.F. sent to IRS, Fresno, Calif. "Opened in Error", cut open.
Letter mailed in Carmel, post marked S.F., "Opened in Error" empty.
Letter from Oakland, "Opened in Error", stapled.
Letter from Fresno, Calif., response by Carmel Post Office, "What can I do for you?"
Letter from Concord, Calif. mailed to IRS, Fresno, "opened in error".
Correct name, address, zip code.  They ran out of excuses. "G-2 on back.
Books mailed to Chicago.  "Lost".

Soldiers of war fighting for justice and truth in this land of the free and the home of the brave must expect to be wounded over and over again.  The only hope for this great land of ours is that these are the soldiers that survive and that those inflicting the wounds die, so that freedom will ultimately prevail.

Virginia McCullough © 2000
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