- The Heritage Foundation -
Merging Left And Right
- The Heritage Foundation
- By Barbara Aho
- From Anita Sands
- Power Elites
- A. K. Chesterton once said: "The
proper study of political mankind is the study of power elites, without which
nothing that happens could be understood."
- He added: "These elites,
preferring to work in private, are rarely found posed for photographers, and
their influence upon events has therefore to be deduced from what is known of
the agencies they employ."
- Chesterton described those
agencies: "Their goal was to work through such agencies, and financial support
received from one or other or all three big American foundations--Rockefeller,
Carnegie, and Ford -- provides an infallible means of recognizing them."
- The Rockefellers made
$200,000,000.00 from World War I. Henry Kissinger's brother Walter heads the
Allen Group. The super-wealthy (with the exception of some Du Ponts and the
Fords) have long supported the Republican Party -- the party of plutocratic
oligarchy. "If not kings themselves, they are king-makers." They have quick
access to the White House no matter who is President. Other super-rich, such
as the Rockefellers, affiliate with the Democratic Party. Politics in the
U.S., no matter what party, is under the control of the super-rich, large
corporations and the international bankers.
- A.K. Chesterton said in Candour:
"At times Capitalism and Communism would appear to be in conflict, but this
writer is confident that their interests are in common and will eventually
merge for one-world control. That policy outlined previously in Woodrow
Wilson's Point Six has never been dropped.
- "Capitalism and Communism, in
terms of power, are merely their twin mechanisms to destroy the sovereignty of
Christian nations. They will merge them into the projected super-state, where
their financial power will exercise full sway and masterdom through that
monopoly of atomic energy which is being sought with such feverish and
fiendish persistence. They are selling us into slavery and using our material
resources for their own nefarious world-wide purposes. To say that in exposing
their plans for world domination we are playing the Kremlin's game is to act
as an unconscious agent of Christendom's betrayal."
- (1) Paul Weyrich. Paul Weyrich is
considered by conservative Powers That Be as the most powerful man in American
politics today. Weyrich allegedly founded the immensely influential
conservative think tank, Heritage Foundation, in 1973 with funding from Joseph
Coors of the Coors beer empire and Richard Mellon-Scaife, heir of the
- (2) Over the past 25 years,
Heritage has also been funded by private foundations such as Pew Charitable
Trust which also funded many GOALS 2000 initiatives. William Greider's
bestseller, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy
reveals other benefactors: "Not withstanding its role as 'populist' spokesman,
Weyrich's organization, for instance, has received grants from Amoco, General
Motors, Chase Manhattan Bank [David Rockefeller] and right-wing foundations
like Olin and Bradley."
- (3) Paul Weyrich served as
President of Heritage Foundation until 1974 when he founded the Committee for
the Survival of a Free Congress (which he heads today as the Free Congress
Foundation). Heritage Foundation guided the Reagan administration during its
period of transition and Joe Coors served in the President's "Kitchen
Cabinet." During its first year, the Reagan administration adopted fully
two-thirds of the recommendations of Heritage's Mandate for Leadership: Policy
Management in a Conservative Administration.
- John Saloma's Ominous Politics,
refers to Heritage as a "shadow government" noting that "[Heritage President]
(Edwin) Feulner also served on the Reagan transition executive committee
(fourteen other Heritage staff and board members also had transition
appointments), but declined to join the administration."
- (4) A 1995 Wall Street Journal
observed the formidable influence of the Heritage Foundation on government
policies since the Reagan era:
- "WASHINGTON -- With the
Republicans' rise to control Congress, think-tank power in the nation's
capital has shifted to the right. And no policy shop has more clout than the
conservative Heritage Foundation.
- "When GOP congressional staffers
met in June with conservative leaders to help map current legislative efforts
to cut federal funding for left-leaning advocacy groups, the closed-door
meeting took place at Heritage headquarters. The group's involvement wasn't
unusual. 'Heritage is without question the most far-reaching conservative
organization in the country in the war of ideas.' House Speaker Newt Gingrich
said early this year.
- "Think tanks have long churned out
studies that have wound up in official policy proposals. During Democratic
times of power, the more liberal Brookings Institution has been a leading
player here. Now, the 21-year-old Heritage Foundation, which rose to
prominence in the Reagan years, is taking academic involvement to a new level.
- "Over the first 100 days of the
current GOP Congress, Heritage scholars testified before lawmakers 40
times--more than any other organization, Hill staffers say. Its scholars are
credited by congressional members and staff as key architects of the
House-passed welfare-overhaul plan and with inspiring some provisions in the
GOP balanced-budget plan. 'They talk to me sometimes 12 times a week,' said
Heritage budget analyst Scott Hodge earlier this year, explaining his ties to
the staff of the House Budget Committee. 'We--I mean House members--are
putting together a final list of cuts.'"
- (5) Nazi Connections. Paul Weyrich
- considered the architect and mainstay of the conservative revolution - calls
for "reclaiming the culture" and a "second American Revolution." A look at the
inflammatory, extremist rhetoric with racial and Inquisitorial overtones on
the Free Congress web site should alarm Christians as to Weyrich's real
- NEXT REVOLUTION
- "Are we on the verge of a second
American Revolution? In the old Soviet Union, the government seemed
all-powerful until one day it fell.
- "Next Revolution is one of the
most radical and most popular programs on America's Voice. Each week, hosts
Bill Lind and Brad Keena say what people are thinking but are often afraid to
say: that the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness is destroying our
country, that "multicultural" nations break apart in civil war, and that
uncontrolled immigration and rising crime are turning America into a Third
World nation. They ask the "forbidden" questions: is real reform still
possible, or will a new Revolution be necessary to restore America's traditional and very successful culture? Is the United States Government still
a legitimate government? Is "racism" the real problem or do cries of racism
arise as a result of bad behavior by minority groups?"
- [Author's note: Since posting our
expose, the promotional for The Next Revolution has been revised on the new
Free Congress Foundation web site. The following promo has been removed
altogether, although a link to Victoria still appears.]
- "Can America in fact go the way of
Bosnia? Is 'Civil War II' part of our future? Is that what it will take to
rescue our culture? Bill Lind is now working to answer these questions in a
book-length version of Victoria a novel in the form of a 'future memoir' that
will rock and shock the 'Politically Correct' Establishment...
- "She was not a particularly bad
bishop. She was, in fact, quite typical of Episcopal bishops of the first
quarter of the 2lst-century -- agnostic, compulsively political and radical,
and given to placing a small idol of Isis on the altar when she said the
Communion service. By 2037, when she was tried, convicted and burned for
heresy, she had outlived her era. By that time only a handful of Episcopalians
still recognized female clergy, and it would have been easy enough to let the
old fool rant out her final years in obscurity. But we are a people who do our
- "I well remember the crowd that
gathered for the execution -- solemn, but not sad, relieved that at last,
after so many years of humiliation, the majority had taken back the culture.
Civilization had recovered its nerve. The flames that soared above the lawn
before the Maine statehouse that August afternoon were, as the bishopess
herself might have said, liberating."
- Weyrich is a Melkite Greek
Catholic whose personal background abounds with ties to Nazi collaborators and
neo-fascist organizations. These well-documented facts do not seem to concern
the U.S. Government, whose agencies have also been infiltrated by post World
War II Nazi emigres. [For documentation of the CIA-Nazi connection, please see
the Watch Unto Prayer report on <jbs-cnp.html The John Birch Society.]
- In the 1970s, Weyrich and Coors
made appointments and set up political contacts on Capitol Hill for Franz
Joseph Strauss, Bavarian head of state who helped emigre Nazi collaborators.
Another fascist, Roger Pearson, writer and organizer for the Nazi Northern
League of northern Europe, joined the editorial board of Policy Review, the
monthly Heritage publication in 1977. The Coors Connection notes in a caption
under an illustration of Pearson's Eugenics And Race: "Dr. Roger Pearson's
racialist theories are circulated worldwide by neo-Nazi and white supremacist
- Pearson was brought to the U.S. in
1965 by Willis Carto, founder of the neo-fascist Institute for Historical
Review (which denies the Holocaust) and the anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby, which
publishes the weekly Spotlight newspaper. Pearson left Heritage after a
Washington Post expose of the racist/fascist orientation of the World
Anti-Communist League. Pearson chaired the American branch, the Council on
American Affairs from 1975-80, as well as the WACL from 1978-79.
- The following brief mention of
Roger Pearson on the British Eugenics Society web site is an indicator of his
abiding contribution to pure racial breeding: "Hans K. Gunther, a Nazi
anthropologist and eugenicist... was assisted by Roger Pearson of the Eugenics
Society, an important figure on the racist journal, Mankind Quarterly...
Mankind Quarterly is a racist journal still pumping out venom in 1994, still
influenced by Roger Pearson. Josef Mengele's co-researcher at Auschwitz, Von
Verschuer, was on the editorial advisory board of this journal before his
death in 1970."
- Paul Weyrich also sponsored and
currently works closely with Laszlo Pasztor, a convicted Austrian
Nazi-collaborator whose Coalitions of the Americas is housed as a subsidiary
in the Free Congress Foundation, the political arm of Heritage Foundation.
Martin Lee's book, The Beast Reawakens, refers to Pasztor as Weyrich's right
- "In addition to homegrown
agitators who dredged up anti-Semitic motifs that harkened back to the 1930s,
some countries had to contend with groups that were led or supported by
profascist exiles who repatriated from the West where they had carried on as
vocal anti-Communists during the Cold War, often with CIA support. The Free
Congress Foundation, founded by American far right strategist Paul Weyrich,
became active in eastern European politics after the Cold War. Figuring
prominently in this effort was Weyrich's right-hand man, Laszlo Pasztor, a
former leader of the pro-Nazi Arrow Cross organization in Hungary, which had
collaborated with Hitler's Reich. After serving two years in prison for his
Arrow Cross activities, Pasztor found his way to the United States, where he
was instrumental in establishing the ethnic-outreach arm of the Republican
- (7) A recent SCOOP newsletter from
the Heritage related National Center for Public Policy Research mentions
foreign and defense policy meetings chaired by Laszlo Pasztor. NCPPR is a
conservative communications and research foundation which also sponsors
Wednesday luncheons frequently chaired by Weyrich and Pasztor.
- Moonie Connections
- The 1975 Congressional
investigation of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) activities in
the U.S. noted a connection between Heritage and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. was recruited in 1977 by Richard Scaife to become
Heritage president, a position he holds today:
- "The report of the investigation
noted, 'In 1975, Ed Feulner ... was introduced to KCIA station chief Kim Yung
Hwan by Neil Salonen and Dan Feffernan of the Freedom Leadership foundation.'
Salonen was head of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church in the United States.
The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon's Unification
network was linked to the World Anti-Communist League (WACL). The FLF was
described as 'an organization to be used to achieve KCIA objectives,' by the
Congressional report, which was based on a KCIA document that discussed FLF."
- (8) In the early 1980s, the KCIA
began making donations to Heritage Foundation. In turn, Heritage established
an Asian Studies Center which The Nation magazine of 1/23/89 states "has
quartered apologists for [So. Korean Prime Minister] Chun's regime."
- (9) The Wall Street Journal of
August 1995 does not mention Sun Myung Moon, but references the Korea
Foundation, one of Heritage's largest donors and an affiliate of the South
Korean government. The article clearly states that Heritage Foundation
promotes and actually writes pro-Korean legislation:
- "Heritage scholars, for example,
have drafted specific language for legislation that would help South Korea by
encouraging the U.S. to include Seoul more directly in U.S. dealings with
North Korea. Meantime, one of Heritage's largest donors, the Korea Foundation,
is an affiliate of the South Korean government, according to Yoo Lee, a
spokesman for South Korea's embassy here. Heritage's President Edwin Feulner
says he isn't aware that the Korea Foundation is an arm of their government...
- "While Heritage has gotten most of
its attention on domestic issues, it also has been an active proponent for an
array of trade and other policies supported by South Korea and Taiwan. Such
efforts, it says, reflects "the growing importance of the Asia-Pacific
community." In December, Heritage scholar Daryl Plunk provided language for a
draft resolution, essentially calling for the administration to adopt a U.S.
policy more in line with the wishes of South Korea, to Colorado GOP Rep. Scott
McInnis. Rep McInnis, who last year was escorted on a trip to South Korea by
Mr. Plunk, introduced a provision in Congress containing similar language.
- "Heritage's Mr. Feulner himself
has taken an active role in promoting South Korean issues in Congress through
actions such as testifying before committees to promote the think tank's
pro-South Korea positions. Meantime, one in six of Heritage's 24 known major
donors last year -- gifts of $100,000 or more -- were Taiwanese or South
Korean concerns. Over the past three years, Heritage has received nearly $1
million from the Korea Foundation which is funded by South Korea's Foreign
Ministry, says the embassy's Mr. Lee."
- (10) The Heritage offices in
Washington, D.C. have housed and employed a number of Unification Church
operatives: "Heritage's Director of Administration in 1980 was Michael Warder,
who was a key leader of Moon's Unification network in the United States ...
- "Christian Voice is one
Moon-connected group that has operated out of the Heritage building. A
'former' Moon operative, Gary Jarmin, attacked critics of Moon and gave an
interview to a Moon-controlled newspaper after he joined the Christian Voice
(CV) staff. CV's chair, Robert Grant, has been a leader of Moon's Unification
network front groups such as the American Freedom Coalition, which fundraised
for Oliver North."
- (11) In the 1970s, Richard
Viguerie became the direct-mail fundraiser for Weyrich's Committee for
Survival of a Free Congress. Viguerie developed the direct-mail enterprise
into a mult-million dollar business which has used its considerable power to
influence the election of conservative candidates for political office. During
the 70s, Viguerie trained a political cadre and established, staffed, and
funded new organizations, transforming the New Right into "an
institutionalized, disciplined, well-organized, and well-financed movement of
loosely-knit affiliates" that formed a political base for the conservative
revolution of the next decade.
- In 1976, Weyrich, Viguerie and
Howard Phillips attempted a takeover of the American Independent Party and, in
the wake of failure, turned to Jerry Falwell to form the Moral Majority. When
Rev. Moon was indicted in 1981 for fraud and criminal tax evasion, Falwell
unexpectedly joined with other religious leaders to present an amicus curiae,
(friend of the court) brief on behalf of the Reverend Moon. A 1987 Seattle
Times explained "How Rev. Moon Got Ensconced with the New Right" via Paul
- "Ron Godwin, an influential former
vice president of Falwell's Moral Majority, is one of several who experienced
- "In 1984 Godwin attacked another
fundamentalist leader for taking Moonie money. 'It strikes me as peculiar,'
observed Godwin, himself an evangelical Christian, 'that (he) should accept
financial support from a church whose founder believes he's divine . . . It's
a little like the Jewish National Fund accepting money from (PLO leader Yasir)
- "Eighteen months later, Godwin
joined the Moonie - owned Washington Times as a senior vice president, where
he also serves as emissary to conservative Christian leaders.
- "Then there's Richard Viguerie,
until recently more than $1.5 million in debt, according to Fairfax, Va.,
court records. They indicate that in mid-October the U.S. Property Development
Corp. paid $10.06 million to 7777 Associates for the suburban Virginia office
building including Viguerie's headquarters. Viguerie owned 72 percent of 7777
Associates, according to Virginia records, and U.S. Property's president is
Moon's right-hand man, Bo Hi Pak.
- "Viguerie now serves with
Abernathy on the five-man board of the Moonie-dominated American Freedom
Coalition. The coalition, which claims a 'house list' of more than 300,000
member-contributors, is also Viguerie's biggest new direct-mail client." (12)
- More recently, when Falwell's
<http://www.delve.com/moon3.htmlLiberty University was in danger of
bankruptcy, Sun Myung Moon came to the rescue through one of his front groups,
which funnelled $3.5 million to the Reber-Thomas Christian Heritage Foundation
which had purchased the school's debt of $73 million. Ron Godwin, former
executive director of the Moral Majority, and now vice president of Moon's
Washington Times, accompanied Falwell to South Korea in January of 1994 for a
meeting with representatives of the Unification Church.
- Communist Connections
- Following the historic
Reagan/Gorbachev meeting at the Geneva Summit and prior to Gorbachev's visit
to the U.S. in 1986, Heritage President Edwin Feulner was appointed by
President Reagan as Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public
Diplomacy. The Commission's report to the Congress and the President on the
U.S. Information Agency and the activities of the U.S. Government concerning
public diplomacy included the following recommendation for expediting a signed
Soviet/American Educational Exchange Agreement:
- "Exchanges and International
Visitors: The Commission urges USIA, the Department of State, and the relevant
private sector organizations to move quickly to develop specific programs for
U.S.-Soviet exchanges pursuant to the General Exchanges accord, other exchange
initiatives undertaken at the Geneva Summit, and the agreement by President
Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev to review these programs at their next
- The report stated "The U.S.-Soviet
exchanges agreement negotiated by USIA and signed at Geneva will expand
academic, cultural and scientific exchanges, including Fulbright scholars and
teachers..." A Five Minute Report quoted Feulner as having said, "We should
permit Soviet journalists to speak to American people and the U.S., in turn,
be permitted to bring ideas and perspectives to the Soviets."
- In 1995, Charlotte Iserbyt
identified conservative "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" who not only gave the
Soviets access to American education, but whose act of treason "virtually
merged the two educational systems." Leading the pack for an educational
exchange initiative were:
- "Edwin Feulner, President of
Heritage Foundation, strongly supported the U.S.-Soviet education agreements,
has an office in Moscow, supports Soviet-style magnet schools (i.e., tax
supported choice/charter schools), and has state affiliate organizations
across the nation writing charter school legislation that reads like it has
been written by the U.S. Department of Education, the Carnegie Corporation and
the National Education Association...
- "Paul Weyrich's American
Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gave an award to Oregon's Department of
Education for its education reform, especially the work force training
component and its certificate of initial mastery (CIM) necessary to get a job.
Weyrich has served as an advisor to Russian President Boris Yeltsin of recent
Chechnyan genocide fame. In 1986 he wrote an article in The Washington Post
which virtually recommended a new Constitution and form of government for the
- (13)U.N. Connections
- The Heritage mission statement
describes the foundation as a "research and educational institute -- a think
tank -- whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies
based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual
freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." Since
Heritage claims to have never compromised its traditional values, it may
surprise other conservatives that the 1993 U.S. Commission on Improving the
Effectiveness of the United Nations included Edwin Feulner. A 1993 Mantooth
- "Sixteen people, drawn from the
public and private sectors, have been busy with plans to 'reinvent the world.'
Not the U.S. government - its the UN world government.
- "The purpose of this group, a
commission established by Congress, was to hold hearings and study ways to
make the U.N. more effective in the post-Cold War world, and a world needing a
firm hand in the 21st Century...
- "The membership of the Commission
is a motley crew, a diverse and suspect collection of one world believers.
We'll start with Walter Hoffman. He is Executive Vice President of the World
Federalist Association, and co-Treasurer of the Commission.
- "Secretary of the Commission is
Harris O. Schoenberg. He is Director of the United Nations Affairs for B'nai
B'rith International, and into a lot of other things. There are religionists
and bankers and, of course, Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick, who needs no introduction.
And there's a smattering of CFR members. And there are New Right and Sovereign
Military Order of Malta...
- "Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. and Charles
M. Lichenstein were appointed by the House Minority Leader. Feulner is
President of the Heritage Foundation. Paul Weyrich was founder of Heritage,
and its assortment of 'fellows' became powerful enough to issue the mandates
that ran the Reagan and Bush administrations. Weyrich is strategist for all
the so-called New Right organizations which he steers behind the political
objectives of leaders reaching for the world.
- "You always find Feulner in a
vital position to advance these objectives. Lichenstein is a 'Distinguished
Fellow' of Heritage, a long-time Republican activist who has held senior
positions in the Nixon and Ford Administrations. Under Reagan he was attached
to the Security Council.
- "If you haven't already figured it
out, what we've been describing here is a tight group representing the merger
of the left and the right. "
The Rockefeller/Heritage Connection
- 1. A. K. Chesterton, "The New
Unhappy Lords, An Exposure of Power Politics" (Hawthorne, CA: Christian Boys
Club of America, 1969).
- 2. Russ Bellant, The Coors
Connection (South End Press, 1989), p. 2; John Saloma, Ominous Politics (NY:
Hill & Wang, 1984), p. 14.
- 3. William Greider, Who Will Tell
the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy (Touchstone Books, 1993), p.
- 4. Ominous Politics, p. 14, 17.
- 5. "Conservative Heritage
Foundation Finds Recipe for Influence: Ideas + Marketing = Cloud," Wall Street
Journal, August 10, 1995, p. A12.
- 6. The Coors Connection, p. 8.
- 7. Martin Lee, The Beast
Reawakens, Little, Brown & Co., p. 303.
- 8. The Coors Connection, pp. 3, 4.
- 9. The Coors Connection, p. 6.
- 10. The Wall Street Journal, op.
- 11. The Coors Connection, pp. 5,
- 12. "How Rev. Moon Got Ensconced
with the New Right: His Aid is Varied and Plentiful," The Washington Times,
December 31, 1987.
- 13. Charlotte Iserbyt, "Wolves in
Sheep's Clothing," The Christian Conscience, April 1995, p. 12.
- 14. Don Mantooth, The Mantooth
Report (RR 1, Box 387, Salem, IN 47167).