Is Bill Clinton
Of Cecil Rhodes?
- By Andrew D. Basiago <Adbasiago@aol.com>
- Special to Sightings.com
- President Bill Clinton's official biography states
that he is a Blythe.
- We have all heard the tear-jerking story of how he
was born Billy Blythe, how his father died three months before he was
born when he drowned after his car careened into an irrigation ditch,
how he was adopted by a man named Clinton, whose name he took. It is a
familiar scene from the black-and-white movie that is Clinton's past.
- Despite this storyline, however, questions have
lingered about the true facts of the President's ancestry since he
first stepped onto the national stage in 1992. This debate has been
fueled in part by the President's political enemies, masters of the
low blow. But it has also been re-ignited, time and again, by the
Clinton team itself. They have always acted as if they were hiding
something about Clinton's heritage.
- Remember how, following his election, Clinton went
in search of his Blythe cousins?
- Generally, when one has just been elected President
of the United States, it is deemed unnecessary to go in search of
one's long-lost cousins. Traditionally, they are expected to come to
- Then we have the first inaugural of William
Jefferson Clinton in 1992. The President and First Lady scheduled, and
then abruptly cancelled, a sojourn to Monticello that was to
immediately follow his Inaugural Address. Was this done to disguise
the fact that the 42nd President was a direct descendant of the 3rd
President, the sage of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson?
- At least one long-time friend of the President has
made public statements that would tend to support the premise that
Bill Clinton is, in fact, related to Thomas Jefferson. William
McDonough, today the dean of architecture at the University of
Virginia (the university that Jefferson founded), told a
Sustainability Project symposium in California in 1994 that William
Jefferson Clinton is "the seventh lineal descendant of Thomas
Jefferson." He called upon Clinton to act in the spirit of his
ancestor by drafting "A Declaration of Interdependence," one
that would include the biosphere, just as Jefferson authored a
Declaration of Independence on behalf of humans. Clinton later
appointed McDonough to his Commission on Sustainable Development.
- This explanation of the President's "hidden
heritage" was confirmed by a Clinton cousin in 1994, who stated
that she and the President were related to novelist John Grisham, and
that both are descendants of Thomas Jefferson.
- Other theories about the President's lineage have
been advanced over the years by muckraking journalists who have
implied that something sinister lies lurking in Clinton's genetic
code. Two of the most spirited the Clinton years have seen are Sherman
Skolnick and Ace Hayes.
- Skolnick, the Chicago-area court activist and author
of recent anti-Bush jeremiads, has alleged that President Clinton is
not a Jefferson, as McDonough and others have purported, but, in fact,
a Rockefeller, specifically, the illegitimate son of Governor Winthrop
Rockefeller of Arkansas, Clinton's political godfather.
- In this vein, Hayes, the late, great editor of the
<IPortland Free Press,</I speculated that Clinton is the
illegitimate son of FDR's son, Elliott, which would make him, like his
putative grandparents, Eleanor and Franklin, a "Charlemagne
- After he was re-elected in 1996, Burke's Peerage,
the British aristocratic heritage society [in full BURKE'S
GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE PEERAGE, BARONETAGE, AND
KNIGHTAGE], whose pronouncements are deemed authoritative, stated that
Bill Clinton, a descendant of Hugh Capet and Robert I of France, has
more "royal blood" than any president in American history.
Curiously, Burke's Peerage also stated that the candidate with the
most "royal blood" has won every presidential election since
our Republic was founded.
- Subsequent events would bear out the certainty that
Clinton has royal blood and the raffish propensity to disseminate this
royal blood, willy-nilly, in the libidinous manner of a debauched
monarch. I am speaking of the blood evidence in the Lewinsky case.
- In the sordid season of 1998, when the stain on
Monica's blue dress was analyzed, the President's "blood" --
to put it politely -- was found to have genetic markers possessed by
only one in every five *trillion* Caucasians. Holy blood, holy grail,
Batman! Could this uncommon combination of chromosomes have been
created by the "kissin' cousins" of Hope? It seems doubtful.
Talk to a mathematician. Rather, perhaps Bill pleasured Monica with a
cigar not merely to prove that he is a polite smoker, but also to
preserve the divine substance of his royal essence.
- As he prepares to leave office and resume life as a
mere mortal again, and walk and talk among us, royals and commoners
alike, and become president of Dreamworks, and chase women, humidore
in hand, Clinton's true paternity remains a lot like George Frost
Kennan found Russia to be, "a mystery wrapped inside a riddle
wrapped inside an enigma." What to make of this undistinguished
President's distinguished lineage? Who is he?
- One line of research that hasn't been explored, but
that might be, with telling results, I suspect, is the possibility
that Bill Clinton is a direct descendant of Cecil Rhodes, the British
oligarch who founded The Roundtable and the Rhodes Scholars Program
- If this were the case, active concealment of
Clinton's ancestry might have been necessary to cloak the fact that he
is a close blood relative of one of the principal figures in the
vanguard of the world government movement.
- At Georgetown, Clinton was a protégé of Professor
Carroll Quigley, who wrote the seminal history of the New World Order,
'Tragedy & Hope.' As President, Clinton, a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and The
Bilderbergers, has proven himself to be a tireless toiler for
transnationalism. He has supported every free trade measure that would
help his friends, the corporations, and defended every move that would
cause NATO and the UN peace-keepers to become the building blocks
around which a world police force can be fashioned.
- We have to put Clinton's concealment of his heritage
in its historical moment. Clinton came to power precisely at the time
that President George Bush was being roundly castigated for uttering
the phrase "a New World Order." With the anti-government
movement rapidly degenerating into a militia movement, public
revelation of the fact that Clinton is a descendant of arch-NWO
conspirator Cecil Rhodes would have been more than merely
controversial. It would have put his Presidency, and perhaps even his
physical security, in immediate danger. Hence, the cover-up.
- Three lines of research support the hypothesis that
Bill Clinton is related in some way to Rhodes. Admittedly, they are
tenuous leads at best, but I think that they merit diligent
investigation by those with the time and the inclination to unwrap the
riddle, the mystery, and the enigma that is Billy Blythe.
- First, Bill Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford,
but left without taking his degree, which is hard to do. You have to
really screw up at Oxbridge to be "sent down." He seems to
have taken his Oxford degree for granted. By comparison, his
classmates, Robert Reich and Strobe Talbott, behaved as if they would
be expected to actually earn their degrees. Did Clinton truly fail
academically, or was there resentment among faculty members that he
had been selected for this meritocratic program merely because he was
a descendant of its founder and patron, Cecil Rhodes?
- Second, check any British heritage site on the World
Wide Web, and you will find that "Clinton," the President's
adoptive surname, is an Oxfordshire family name.
- This odd fact again implicates Clinton, said to be
an ordinary boy from Hope, with the town of Oxford, that shadowland of
arch cabalist Cecil Rhodes, long before he even became a Rhodes
- Third, and finally, we have the documentary
evidence. These include photographs of Bill Clinton and Cecil Rhodes
taken in their maturity. Phenotypes tend to change, sometimes
dramatically, over the course of many generations, but over the course
of only several ones, it is quite common for a striking physical
resemblance to be passed down between a father and a son, a
grandfather and a grandson.
- I invite the reader to examine the photograph of
Cecil Rhodes taken at mid-life, found at David Icke's web-site, at www.davidicke.com/icke/articles2/rd-table.html.
Look at the sanctimonious self-seriousness expressed in clenched jaws;
the irregular, roughly oval-shaped face; the heavily wrinkled, flinty
blue eyes; the small mouth; the gray hair flecked with white that
Rhodes, like Clinton after him, possessed as distinguishing facial
features at mid-life.
- As surely as they grow big watermelons in Arkansas,
and cousins copulate with cousins there, Cecil Rhodes looked like Bill
Clinton with a moustache! Close, but no cigar, you say? If you doubt
this, then I invite you to find another human genome to be part of.
- Basiago, a lawyer, journalist, and novelist educated
at UCLA and Cambridge, writes frequently on matters of politics,
social justice, and the environment. He can be reached on the web at