FREE PRESS * April 1, 2013
* Issue 13 *
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• Prominent “conservative” group has tangled history
By Michael Collins
.WASHINGTON, D.C.—This year an estimated
8,000-10,000 participants converged
on the annual meeting in Washington,
D.C. of the Conservative Political
Action Conference (CPAC). That’s a far cry from
the several hundred folks — including this writer —
who attended the 1979 CPAC meeting,
back in the days CPAC was still
considered a bit too “extreme” for
the tastes of most Republicans.
But make no mistake about it:
Even then, CPAC organizers (largely
GOP loyalists) were certain to
ban from their podium those conservatives
who dared venture into
verboten territory. This included
those who talked about the Federal Reserve System,
Zionist power or the influence of pressure groups
such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral
Commission and Bilderberg.
Although first convened in 1974, it wasn’t until
after the election to the presidency in 1980 of CPAC
favorite Ronald Reagan that CPAC — and conservatism —
became “respectable.” This launched an era
in which a remarkable number of longtime self-described
GOP “moderates” suddenly became overnight
conservatives vying to be as one with the
reigning president who became a virtual folk hero.
As such, during the Reagan era, CPAC leaders and
organizations associated with them evolved from
being considered “fringe elements” into the ruling
elite within the Republican Party and assorted GOP-oriented
think tanks and political action groups.
During that same time frame a
small but well-funded and assertive
group of hard-line Israel-centric ex-Trotskyite communist intriguers
now widely known as the “neoconservatives”
were rising in influence,
soon grabbing control of the conservative
network and, under the
presidency of George W. Bush,
emerged as the unchallenged force
dominating the national Republican apparatus.
Things got so bad that in 2001, for the first time
ever, Republican conservative icon, columnist Pat
Buchanan, was not invited to speak at CPAC. That
was the year Israel’s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu was not only invited to CPAC, but
also gave the keynote address at the event’s Ronald
Reagan Banquet. That, if anything, demonstrated
how far CPAC had gone.
Under their new leaders, conservatives were corralled
into the internationalist and imperialist New
World Order orbit, supporting American meddling
around the planet, abandoning the longtime Republican
conservative tradition of nationalism and nonintervention
and siding without reservation with
Israel in the face of growing global opposition to Israel.
The advent of the 9-11 tragedy gave neoconservatives
even greater power in shaping the
mindset of conservatives, firmly cementing them
into the New World Order foundation.
While in 2004 and 2008, organized efforts by the
Ron Paul presidential campaign brought many Paul
followers to CPAC, their presence (and their opposition
to the warmongering policies of the Dubya
Bush administration) was treated as a colorful, if
vocal, annoyance. “Ron Paul,” CPAC leaders asserted, “was going nowhere.” And, they would add
with a wink, “there’s some question as to whether
he can even be counted as a real Republican.” Paul
was, they said, a bit too extreme.
There is some good news: Despite the heavy-handed
neoconservative influence at CPAC’s leadership
level, many attendees tend to be younger and
more libertarian oriented. There has been among
them a growing opposition to global intervention,
certainly reflecting the fact that it is young people
who die in the wars neoconservatives relish.
In the old days, CPAC received little attention.
These days CPAC is very much in the news, and, if
truth be told, that’s the way the forces that control
the big media want it to be. What happens at CPAC — and the “new faces” that emerge as “leaders” (as
designated by the media monopoly) — can and must
be considered a product of the opinion-molding
forces of the New World Order elite.
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 12, March 25, 2013, AMERICAN