by Alex Newman
President Donald Trump, they say, seeks to “upend” their “liberal world order.” And so, the globalist-minded Council on Foreign Relations, a key Deep State institution behind the “world order” agenda, is calling for the creation of a new “Group of 9” (G9) committee to save the “rules-based world order” from Trump.
Basically, the proposed coalition of nine powerful governments, which would include many of America’s close allies and even the emerging European Union super-state, would hold down the “global governance” fort until a pliable globalist can be placed back in the White House. The two authors of the proposed scheme, CFR members Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay, along with their comrades, have played lead roles in some of America’s greatest foreign policy blunders of recent decades.
And yet, using dishonesty and deception, they make the case for preserving and even expanding this CFR-backed “World Order” that Americans and humanity increasingly oppose. If Trump plays his cards right, however, he can foil their globalist plot and save constitutional government.
Calling their scheme a “Committee to Save the World Order,” the dynamic globalist duo argued in CFR mouthpiece Foreign Affairs that Trump was working to “upend” their precious “world order.” “He has raised doubts about Washington’s security commitments to its allies, challenged the fundamentals of the global trading regime, abandoned the promotion of freedom and democracy as defining features of U.S. foreign policy, and abdicated global leadership,” the two claimed, assuming readers would agree with U.S. government policing of the world and submission to a globalist “trading regime” that undermines American independence, prosperity, and self-government.
They lament that, contrary to the hopes of some — Obama even left a note in the Oval Office urging his successor “to sustain the international order” — Trump did not abandon his campaign promises and embrace a more “traditional” (read: globalist, militarist, and hyper-interventionist) so-called foreign policy.
Basically, the globalist screed complains that Trump refused to bow to CFR demands and defy the will of the American people. Instead, they whine, Trump went on to withdraw from the CFR-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pseudo-“free trade” regime that would have surrendered U.S. sovereignty to what then-Senator Jeff Sessions described as a European Union-style “Pacific Union” — a union in which America’s vote would be equal to the votes of communist and Islamic dictators. (Parts of TPP have been resurrected in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiated by CFR member Robert Lighthizer.)
The Foreign Affairs piece also bemoans Trump’s announcement that the U.S. government would be withdrawing from the United Nations Paris agreement on “climate change,” a pseudo-treaty never ratified by the Senate that would undermine what’s left of the U.S. economy, empower China and the world order, all while doing next to nothing to help the environment. The two globalists complain about the withdrawal from the CFR-backed Iran deal, too, as well as Trump’s questions about NATO.
It is all evidence that Trump truly is opposed to globalism, as he has said repeatedly for years. “He is not looking to reinvigorate the rules-based order by leading friends and allies in a common cause,” conclude CFR vice president Lindsay, a longtime bureaucrat, and Daalder, president of the globalist Chicago Council on Global Affairs who worked for Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Among the alleged evils of this Trump policy, the CFR minions claim, will be a reduced ability of the “United States” (read: the globalists at the CFR) to “shape global rules.” Why Americans or anyone else should want “global rules” as opposed to self-government, diversity, tax competition, and national independence was never made clear. Another alleged downside of Trump’s efforts will be an alleged forfeiting of “the admiration and trust that come from standing up for freedom, democracy, and human rights.” The irony, hypocrisy, and obliviousness of this statement is almost beyond comprehension.
Have decades of illegal wars and millions of dead bodies unleashed by both parties to allegedly spread “democracy” helped bring about “admiration” for America? Anyone who has been in a foreign nation or has any common sense knows the answer to that. Of course, America’s founders established a republic, anyway, loudly warning Americans about the dangers of democracy. Additionally, when Trump tried to stand up for the human rights of farmers in the South Africa facing horrific murders and “legalized” government theft of property, the Deep State freaked out. Clearly the CFR authors are hoping readers will be ignorant, stupid, or in bed with the globalist establishment.
Then comes another whopper of immense proportions — basically a total reversal of reality. “Worse, by alienating allies and embracing adversaries, Trump is providing an opening for China to rewrite the rules of the global order in its favor,” claimed Daalder and Lindsay.
The CFR and globalist bigwigs associated with it such as Henry Kissinger, George Soros, and David Rockefeller have been aiding and abetting the mass-murdering communist regime’s rise to global power for generations. Soros, for instance, publicly called for Beijing to “own” what he called the “New World Order.” The fringe billionaire even claimed China had a “better functioning government” than the United States.
The late Rockefeller, a CFR leader and self-described member of a “secret cabal” that is “conspiring” against his nation to create a “one world” order, claimed in the New York Times in 1973 that the “social experiment” in China under mass-murdering dictator Mao was among the “most important and successful in human history” — ignoring the slaughter of over 60 million innocent people and the complete eradication of freedom.
In fact, CFR members in the U.S. government betrayed U.S. ally Chiang Kai-Shek and helped bring Mao to power in the first place. And yet now, CFR globalists and their fellow travelers hope to blame this sorry state of affairs on Trump, playing Americans for fools.
In a book called The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership, the two globalist bigwigs make the same arguments. In a summary of their book offered by the publisher, the two globalists actually blame Trump for the very evils that their globalist cohorts at the CFR have brought about — namely, the ongoing takeover of “global governance” architecture by the mass murdering regime ruling Communist China.
“The biggest beneficiary of Trump’s decision to turn his back on American global leadership was China,” claims the “What’s Inside” promotional copy for the book. “It was the one country capable of filling the leadership vacuum he had created — and it was all too eager to do so.” For those who would like to know the truth about the globalist-engineered rise of the butchers in Beijing, a TNA cover story from long before Trump can be found under the headline “China: Staking Claim in the New World Order.”
As Trump takes steps to fulfill the mandate delivered by the American people — he has already withdrawn from key globalist institutions and agreements — the CFR globalists want their proposed G9 to step in. “The major allies of the United States can leverage their collective economic and military might to save the liberal world order,” they wrote, calling on the governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the EU, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Canada “to supply the leadership that the Trump administration will not.”
“Together, they represent the largest economic power in the world, and their collective military capabilities are surpassed only by those of the United States,” the globalists added. “This “G-9” should have two imperatives: maintain the rules-based order in the hope that Trump’s successor will reclaim Washington’s global leadership role and lay the groundwork to make it politically possible for that to happen. This holding action will require every member of the G-9 to take on greater global responsibilities.”
At the top of the proposed agenda: “economic cooperation.” Essentially, the globalists are calling on America’s allies to create radical new “trade” regimes and international institutions among themselves to further erode sovereignty and self-government. Then, once the U.S. government is back in the hands of a CFR-friendly globalist, the hope is that America would be compelled to join. The piece in Foreign Affairs points out that combined, the G-9 nations produce some 50 percent more economic output than the United States, meaning that America could, in the CFR vision, be compelled to submit to its agenda, rules, and regulations at some point in the future.
As an example of the globalist scheme, the CFR operatives propose a merger between the EU and the TPP, creating a global “trade” regime that would “intensify competition” between the United States and the globalist super-bloc, giving the proposed G-9 and its partners an advantage. The CFR proposal also calls on the G-9 to weaponize “foreign aid,” taking over the role of the U.S. government in bribing and bullying Third World governments with tax-funded “aid” into submitting to the world order they seek.
Beyond “trade” and economic “cooperation,” the globalists call for more “military cooperation” among the proposed G9. “The G-9 represents a military power second only to the United States,” the globalists said, as if the G-9 were already a real entity rather than a figment of the globalist imagination. “The G-9 will also have to use military force independent of Washington.”
They also call for more military spending by members of this “G-9,” so that this proposed new alliance can continue overthrowing governments and intervening around the world to help build what George H.W. Bush and so many others have described as the “New World Order.” Of course, all of the new “G-9” militarism and intervention would be unleashed under the guise of taking over the U.S. role as “the defender and promoter of democracy, freedom, and human rights across the globe.” Perhaps the people of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Libya, and other victims of recent interventions could explain how much they appreciate the “democracy, freedom, and human rights” delivered to them at the barrel of a gun by CFR globalists in the U.S. government.
Lindsay and Daalder go on to argue that, if the globalists in the G-9 governments execute the plan well, they can even use Trump’s efforts to further advance their agenda. “If they seize this opportunity, the G-9 countries will not just slow the erosion of an order that has served them and the world well for decades; they will also set the stage for the return of the kind of American leadership they want and that the long-term survival of the order demands,” they wrote.
“Indeed, by acting now, the G-9 will lay the basis for a more stable and enduring world order — one that is better suited to the power relations of today and tomorrow than to those of yesterday, when the United States was the undisputed global power.” They must do this not by focusing on how to work with the Trump administration, but on how to work without it, and “if necessary, around it.”
The two CFR writers quote German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as an advocate of their dangerous strategy. “If we pool our strengths,” Mass told a Japanese audience last July, “we can become something like ‘rule shapers,’ who design and drive an international order that the world urgently needs.” They also call for the hypothetical G-9 alliance to “start by taking the lead in international institutions, such as the UN and the World Bank.”
Warning the governments being ordered to defend the new world order that Trump is serious, the globalist writers lay out some details for bringing their vision into reality. “To be effective, the G-9 will have to institutionalize in some form. Annual leader summits and regular meetings of foreign, defense, and other ministers will be needed to give the group’s efforts weight and significance. The G-9 could also form an informal caucus in international institutions, such as the UN, the WTO, and the G-20,”‘ they wrote.
“In strengthening formal ties and cooperation, the G-9 should avoid appearing exclusive; it should at all times welcome the participation and support of like-minded countries, including the United States. The goal should be to uphold and rejuvenate the existing order, not to create a new, exclusive club…. In the long run, the best the G-9 can hope to accomplish is to keep the door open for the eventual return of the United States.”
For those unfamiliar with the globalist CFR and its machinations, it is important to understand what this self-styled “think tank” really represents. In short, it is a key outpost of the international Deep State in America. And its members have dominated virtually every administration — Republican and Democrat — for generations. Its goal, according to its own members and publications, is the destruction of self-government in the United States and the emergence of a global government controlled by themselves.
U.S. Admiral Chester Ward, who spent 16 years as a member before defecting and blowing the whistle, summarized the CFR agenda concisely. “The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence, and submergence into an all-powerful one-world government,” warned the widely respected U.S. admiral.
“This lust to surrender the sovereignty and independence of the United States is pervasive throughout most of the membership.” Ward also previewed why the CFR’s members would be so violently hostile to Trump’s campaign promises. “In the entire CFR lexicon, there is no term of revulsion carrying a meaning so deep as ‘America First,’” he said, decades before Trump used that as his campaign slogan. Some CFR members, of course, are useful idiots who genuinely believe in the toxic and discredited ideology of globalism. But at the top, the real leaders know better.
Because of the so-called foreign policy and illegal wars pushed by the CFR and its leadership, Christians are facing genocide across the Middle East and beyond. Because of the “foreign policy” and illegal wars pushed by CFR globalists, the U.S. government is more than $20 trillion in debt, not to mention facing $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
Because of their “foreign policy” and illegal wars, nations all over the world have been destroyed and enslaved. Countless millions have died and millions more have been displaced from their homes in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, and many other nations just in recent decades. And in exchange for what? Nothing but “world order” platitudes about “peace” and “security” and “prosperity,” all of which remain more elusive today than decades ago. Unless the goal of the CFR and its “world order” is to kill and enslave and destroy, it has been a miserable failure at best.
Instead of saving the globalist “world order,” the CFR members responsible for so much death, lawlessness, and destruction during the Bush and Obama administrations ought to be begging for forgiveness. And they should be held accountable for their crimes and obvious violations of federal law. Without accountability for those who unleashed so much evil on humanity under the guise of building a “liberal world order,” it is probably only a matter of time before it gets even worse.
To the extent that Trump truly is upending the globalist “New World Order,” Americans should be rejoicing. Much work remains in dismantling the globalist institutions of “world order” and extricating America from its deadly grip. But it can be done. And if freedom and Western Christian civilization are going to survive, it must be done.