First, let me say that I am an avid fan of Rush Limbaugh’s. I
particularly enjoy his perceptive and humorous critiques of liberals.
No one in America can match his wit and sarcasm when it comes to
dissecting the stupidity and hypocrisy of liberals. But when it comes
to dealing with those of us who believe in the existence of a
world-government conspiracy, Rush heaps ridicule upon ridicule. That
doesn’t bother me, but I believe it increases confusion among his
listeners and is, in a way, a subtle form of disinformation.

He puts all of us in the same basket: the nutty fruitcakes with the
legitimate scholars. The other day he called Strobe Talbott a kook, a
nut because he has openly advocated world government in several Time
magazine articles. Talbott, a Rhodes scholar, is also a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations and a high-ranking member of our State
Department. I think he writes openly in favor of world government
because he and his colleagues want to see who salutes the world
government flag. That’s just a conjecture of mine.

I have been writing about the “conspiracy” for years, not as a
figment of my imagination, but as a political reality, as real as the
Communist movement, as real as the Democrat and Republican parties and
every other political entity. There is more than enough evidence to
prove the existence of a world-government conspiracy. In fact, there is
so much evidence that it is hardly a conspiracy. Carroll Quigley called
this cabal a secret “network,” whose secrecy he deplored. He wrote in
his landmark book, “Tragedy and Hope” (p. 950),

    There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an
    international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the
    way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this
    network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no
    aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and
    frequently does so. 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.

Quigley’s book provides the reader with more than enough
information about who is in the network, how it operates, how it is
financed, and where it is leading us. And, as everyone knows by now,
Bill Clinton was Quigley’s student at Georgetown University, after which
Clinton received a Rhodes scholarship.

The network was the outgrowth of the secret society created by
British diamond king Cecil Rhodes to carry out his fantasy of an
Anglo-American federation that would form the core of a future world
government, strong enough to impose peace on the rest of the world. Do
we have proof that Cecil Rhodes created such a secret society and set up
the Rhodes Scholarships as a means of recruiting future world leaders to
his cause? Yes, we have proof. We have nothing less than the New York
Times of April 9, 1902, which carried a front page story about a
“Wealthy Secret Society” that would “Work to Secure the World’s Peace
and a British-American Federation.”

Rhodes had died on March 26, 1902, and the Times article spelled out
Rhodes’ plan in considerable detail. The central core of the secret
society had been established in March 1891, and after Rhodes’ death, it
inherited his fortune. Rhodes’ plan was to bring into the society the
world’s wealthiest men who were interested in bettering mankind. Rhodes
wrote, “The only thing feasible to carry out this idea is a secret
society gradually absorbing the wealth of the world, to be devoted to
such an object.”

Rhodes was convinced that Americans would take to the scheme. He
wrote, “Fancy the charm to Young America, just coming on, and
dissatisfied, for they have filled up their own country and do not know
what to tackle next, to share in a scheme to take the government of the

And, indeed, Rhodes found among America’s rich more than enough
enthusiasm for the plan. They would be doing good for mankind and, in
the process, become the world’s wealthiest and most powerful secret

So, for starters, we have Carroll Quigley and his books, “Tragedy and
Hope” and “The Anglo-American Establishment.” Both books provide
overwhelming evidence about the existence of the Rhodes network and the
creation of its two major front organizations, the Royal Institute for
International Affairs in London and the Council on Foreign Relations in
New York. (Incidentally, “Tragedy and Hope” is available on
with a slew of very favorable and insightful comments by readers.)

It is possible to joke about the “conspiracy,” and ridicule those of
us who have spent years digging out the facts. In my own case, every
assertion I have ever made has been sustained by factual documentation.
A writer’s credibility is his most precious asset. There are, however,
a lot of amateur conspiratologists who use a few facts to leap to
unwarranted assertions that cannot be proven. They are the ones who
turn off people like Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh is a stickler at documenting his assertions about the
liberals. He knows how to do research. He knows how to dig out the
facts. That is why he is so greatly appreciated by conservatives and so
effective as a critic of the left. But he is basically a showman, and
his talk show is meant to be entertainment. However, by ridiculing
conspiratology, he risks undermining his own credibility. There are
just too many facts lying around that cannot be denied. I hope that
Rush reads “Tragedy and Hope” and doesn’t wind up calling Carroll
Quigley a kook.

Samuel L. Blumenfeld is the author of eight books on education,
including “NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education,” “The
Whole-Language/OBE Fraud,” and “Is Public Education Necessary?” His
books are available through

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