THE POWER ELITE’S HISTORICAL OUTLINE
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
June 11, 2012
The Power Elite (PE) has been around for centuries, but a useful starting point for its “modern activities” would be about 350 years ago. In 1677 Sir William Temple (a sort of John Jay McCloy PE Agent) helped arrange the marriage of William of Orange (Holland) to Princess Mary (heir to the British throne). In 1688 another PE agent Thomas Wharton instigated the Revolution of 1688 replacing James II (a Stuart) with William and Mary as rulers of Britain. Shortly thereafter, William had the British treasury borrow heavily from the Bank of Amsterdam, whose bankers received a royal charter to establish the Bank of England which by 1698 was owed 16 million pounds by the British treasury. Indebtedness of sovereigns and nations is one of the primary means of PE control.
Wharton was a Hanoverian as was George III who became king of England in 1760. Shortly thereafter, the American colonies began to print their own script for currency, and the PE resented this movement of economic independence. Therefore, the British crown began to enact measures (e.g., Stamp Act, Coercive Acts, etc.) to counter this, and according to founding father Benjamin Franklin, this was largely the cause of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This revolution of independence led to the establishment of the U.S., resulting in a plan by the PE to regain control of America. How the PE would do this was explained by Philip Freneau in the July 1792 edition of American Museum. The process the PE would us is the dialectic and they created communism as the antithesis to American capitalism.
In 1828, the first commune in the U.S. was founded in New Harmony, Indiana, by Robert Dale Owens and Frances Wright. Shortly thereafter, in New York they formed the Workingmen’s Party with Orestes Brownson who would later describe their plot to take control of the U.S. (See my 200-year education chronology). The PE’s controlled League of the Just financed Karl Marx to write the Communist Manifesto in 1848, and Marx’s slogan would be “workers of the world unite.”