Chapter 23—Professor Carroll Quigley spills the beans

Jul 14, 2020

Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom, part 27—Why wealthy “capitalists” finance socialism and communism

Welcome back. This is the second blog series of a two-part lecture which I have entitled: Occupy Wall Street—Occupy Mystery Babylon! It is also subtitled, part 2 of The Supremacy of Financial Babylon.

Some previous lectures (which I am skipping over for now due to the timeliness of this pair of lectures for this riot-filled summer of 2020) bore the title or subtitle of The Rise of Financial Babylon. With the immediately previous lecture and this one, I use the term, The Supremacy of Financial Babylon because we are discussing current events such as the Occupy movement (of 2010).

We are certainly at a time in history when Financial Babylon reigns supreme, or at least she thinks she does, and from all we can see in the natural, it certainly seems that Babylon is invincible and no one can go against her. The Bible confirms her own inflated and arrogant opinion of herself in  

Revelation 18:7  ... she saith in her heart, I sit a queen,...

From all outward appearances, we, the American people, are circling the drain insofar as our liberties are concerned. They are disappearing much more rapidly now and still only a small segment of the population seems to be aware of it. Mystery Babylon in its financial garb, as queen of the world, certainly seems to be invincible.

I tell you again as I did in the previous lecture that there will be very few actual Bible quotations in this lecture, for the reasons I gave there.

In part one (chapter 22), I began to tell you of my experience with the Occupy Asheville group. I had received an email back then, inviting me as one of the “faith leaders of Asheville” to a meeting with representatives of the Occupy group.

But before I could go on with that story, I felt it was important to show from a broad perspective how I believe this Occupy movement fits into the global scenario. Thus, we discussed the Hegelian dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis; and how the Marxist communists have used it in various forms including Revolutionary Parliamentarianism, otherwise known as “pressure from above and pressure from below.”

We shall now address the questions from part one that we had left hanging. I told you how I had found proof in the yearbooks of large, tax-exempt foundations, how they had provided funding to groups who created demonstrations and riots—which is a very clear example of the pressure from above and below tactic at work.

But it begs the question: Why would the very wealthiest families and individuals use their money to destroy the capitalist system of free enterprise which allowed them to amass their great fortunes in the first place?

The answer is very simply that my question makes several false assumptions: Number one: Many of the uber-wealthy are not true capitalists. Number two: they do not like the free enterprise system; and number three, it was not the free enterprise capitalist system which allowed them to amass their great fortunes in the first place.

A study of the true history of the great fortunes will show that many of them made their millions by means of monopolies or near monopolies, almost always coupled with very dirty and corrupt business dealings which drove out their competition.

The sad fact is that some of the wealthiest families in the nation and the world are driven by a lust for power and control. Speaking of an entitlement attitude, these people come to believe that they are the best and the brightest and are entitled to rule over the unwashed masses.

Also there is the fact that once you have obtained a massive fortune, and have more toys than you know what to do with, then the game becomes literally “king of the world,” with the various players both cooperating (i.e., conspiring) with each other and yet often warring among themselves for the top positions.

That this is a conspiracy of gigantic proportions is no longer a matter of debate. Someone on the inside has spilled the beans. When Bill Clinton became president, he paid homage in his inaugural address to one of his mentors at Georgetown University: Professor Carroll Quigley.

Incidentally, since I have spoken a couple lectures back of the book, Rulers of Evil, concerning the Jesuits in America right from the founding of our nation, it might interest you to know that Georgetown University is the oldest Jesuit-run institution in America, and it is unquestionably one of the most influential universities, Jesuit or otherwise. It is a training ground for those who have been marked out for government “service.”

But who is Professor Carroll Quigley? you ask. And if you are Bill Clinton, why would one of your college professors deserve a prominent mention in your first inaugural address as president?

Yes, I admit that in the last lecture, I paid respect to one of my university professors, but my little lecture here is not a presidential inaugural address. In a speech as important as a presidential inaugural address, each word must have been chosen very carefully by Clinton and his speechwriters.


Who was Quigley (photo above)? Well, he was the beans-spiller. My studied opinion is that Quigley was the man who taught the young Bill Clinton how the world really worked and explained to him who the power players behind the scenes really were. But how would Quigley know?

Well, because he had written a history book called Tragedy and Hope. Even though Quigley was a highly-credentialed historian, and had taught at Harvard and Princeton before Georgetown, I am almost certain that his history book has never been used in any college classroom—except his own.

It is about 1,300 pages long, but that is not the reason it is not a standard textbook. I have a copy in my library along with his other very revealing book called The Anglo-American Establishment.

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In 1970 a patriotic American by the name of Cleon Skousen wrote a review and commentary of Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope under the title of The Naked Capitalist. It is a book of a mere 150 pages.

Skousen did a superb job of extracting key passages from Tragedy and Hope and interspersing very insightful commentary along the way. So, I am going to quote several pertinent passages from Quigley via Skousen to help us understand modern financial Mystery Babylon.

Quigley died in 1977, and so he was still alive when Skousen wrote The Naked Capitalist. Skousen had served in the FBI in the 1930s and 40s and he had noticed some things that he found very puzzling regarding the geo-political scene.

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(above: Cleon Skousen)

He had noticed, for example, while in Central and South America, that prominent American banks were “extremely powerful in controlling the politics and economic affairs of many Latin American countries. But what was baffling about it was the fact that the political regimes which these American banks supported were often virtual dictators who promoted socialism and engaged in the confiscation of privately-owned industries, including American industries.”

Skousen also noticed similar strange things in our own government. Such as, why were so many of the key officials in every administration (both Democrats and Republicans) members of just a handful of exclusive organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)? Skousen writes:

“I was reminded of the words of Benjamin Disraeli: [Let me interject here that Disraeli was a British Prime Minister in the 1800s during the time of Queen Victoria. The words Skousen quotes are from a novel that Disraeli had written, but as you listen to this “fiction,” also remember our discussion (skipping over for now) of Col. Edward Mandell House’s fictional book: Philip Dru: Administrator. Now here’s what Disraeli’s character had said in the novel called Coningsby:]) “The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are NOT behind the scenes.’”

Cleon Skousen went on to explain how he had waited for decades for someone on the inside of the global conspiracy to talk. Finally in 1966, Quigley spilled the beans. I have shortened these quotations in the interest of keeping these blogs “bite size.” Skousen wrote (quote):

Dr. Carroll Quigley is a professor of history at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University. ...He has done research in the archives of France, Italy, and England. ...

When Dr. Quigley decided to write his 1,300-page book called Tragedy and Hope, he knew he was deliberately exposing one of the best kept secrets in the world. As one of the elite “insiders,” he knew the scope of this power complex and he knew that its leaders hope to eventually attain total global control.

Furthermore, Dr. Quigley makes it clear throughout his book that by and large he warmly supports the goals and purposes of the “network.” But if that is the case, why would he want to expose this world-wide conspiracy and disclose many of its most secret operations?

Obviously, disclosing the existence of a mammoth power network which is trying to take over the world could not help but arouse the vigorous resistance of the millions of people who are its intended victims. So why did Dr. Quigley write this book?

His answer appears in several places but is especially forceful and clear on pages 979-980. He says, in effect, that it is now too late for the little people to turn back the tide... But those who go along with the immense pressure which is beginning to be felt by all humanity will eventually find themselves in a man-made millennium of peace and prosperity.

All through his book, Dr. Quigley assures us that we can trust these benevolent, well-meaning men who are secretly operating behind the scenes. THEY are the hope of the world. All who resist them represent tragedy. Hence, the title for his book.

To assure us of his own unique qualification for the writing of this book, Dr. Quigley states:

“I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960’s, to examine its papers and secret records. I HAVE NO AVERSION TO IT OR TO MOST OF ITS AIMS AND HAVE, FOR MUCH OF MY LIFE, BEEN CLOSE TO IT AND TO MANY OF ITS INSTRUMENTS.

I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies ... but in general my chief difference of opinion is that IT WISHES TO REMAIN UNKNOWN, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.” (p. 950, emphasis added [by Skousen])

Anyone reading Dr. Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope will have little difficulty detecting the tremendous self-esteem of the author. He considers himself not only an “insider” but a member of the intellectual elite among the insiders.

He feels that the forces of total global control are now sufficiently entrenched [remember, this was 1966—JWB] so that they can reveal their true identity without fear of being successfully overturned. He expresses the utmost contempt for members of the American middle class who think they can preserve what he calls their “petty-bourgeois” property rights and constitutional privileges... [Can you believe the arrogance of him and his elitist comrades! —JWB]

Continuing to quote Skousen: Dr. Quigley thinks it is time people knew who was running things. We see no reason to question the basic historicity of the way Dr. Quigley says the world-wide conspiratorial network developed, since these facts can be verified from other sources.

We note, however, that his interpretation of modern historical events is often seriously biased by expressions of opinion or uninhibited ridicule. In dealing with recent critical issues, he is often careful to deliberately ignore many important historical facts and fails to quote the factual conclusions brought out by the bi-partisan Congressional investigations. [I will come back to that shortly—JWB.]

The real value of Tragedy And Hope is not so much as a “history of the world in our time” (as its subtitle suggests), but rather as a bold and boastful admission by Dr. Quigley that there actually exists a relatively small but powerful group which has succeeded in acquiring a choke-hold on the affairs of practically the entire human race. [end of quote from Skousen.]

Now let me comment here that Skousen has just shown how Quigley was admitting the existence of what we have identified in this series as Mystery Babylon, especially in its financial garments. As Skousen continues I want you to keep in mind the 99% vs. the 1% theme of the Occupy Wall Street movement, especially in connection with the passage in Ezekiel that I cited in part one of this lecture. Skousen says: (quote)

Of course, we should be quick to recognize that no small group could wield such gigantic power unless millions of people in all walks of life were “in on the take” and were willing to knuckle down to the iron-clad regimentation of the ruthless bosses behind the scenes.

As we shall see, the network has succeeded in building its power structure by using tremendous quantities of money (together with the vast influence it buys) to manipulate, intimidate, or corrupt millions of men and women and their institutions on a world-wide basis. [Underlined emphasis mine—JWB; end of quoting Skousen.]

So, there it is. Remember, it said in Ezekiel 22, verse 29, that in addition to the condemnation of the prophets, the priests, and the princes, that... “The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.”

We are looking at the broad picture here as I proffer the question: Are the 99% innocent? Absolutely not! As a nation, our institutions of law, education, commerce, medicine, religion, and the media have all been “in on the take.”

Stay tuned for the next installment where we get into more on how this has happened.

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