When The Trilateral Commission was founded in 1976 its announced mission was to foster political and economic dialogue around the world.
Almost immediately, however, much of the talk among outsiders focused on accusations that the newly announced international think tank was created as an important arm of the New World Order. Its special responsibilities were seen as the control of global currency and economies.
Some conspiracy theorists are convinced the commission is an active tool of the sinister Illuminati as well as the NWO and is working closely with them to achieve their one-world goals. The commission is believed to have already taken a big step in achieving those aims with the formation of the European Economic Community. Some think the Trilaterals are working most closely with the Bilderberg Group.
The New World Order
Others have accused the Trilaterals, along with various secret societies, of setting up the deadly 9/11 attacks as part of the overall scheme to bring about the New World Order.
Even the Trilateral Commission’s logo drew suspicion and accusations of signifying darkling purposes after conspiracists discovered that when the arrows on the pear-shaped emblem were separated they revealed the same three numerals – 6. Anyone who has ever read the New Testament’s Book of Revelation, of course, knows what 666 signifies: The mark of the beast.
Like other pieces of the NWO jigsaw puzzle, the ultimate goal of the Trilateral Commission, the conspiracy buffs believe, is bringing about a global government and economy leading to the ultimate control of the world’s population by a secret cabal of powerful men. They’re seen in one of their roles as powerful political kingmakers. The commission is said to have played a seminal role in Kyoto, Japan, in the selection and promotion of Jimmy Carter for the U.S. presidency.
Worldwide economic power
The commission was in its infancy when conservative Arizona senator and former U.S. presidential candidate Barry Goldwater took a shot at the commission in his book “No Apologies.” The conservative politician labeled formation of the Trilateral a skillful move “to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power: political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical,” by creating a worldwide economic power exceeding that of the governments of the countries involved.
David Rockefeller, then chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank and director of numerous multinational corporations and endowment funds, was the commission’s founding father. He enlisted the help of Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Columbia University professor who became the Trilateral’s executive director. A short time later, Brzezinski was appointed President Carter’s assistant for national security affairs.
Membership was initially composed of North Americans — including Canadians — Europeans and Japanese. Japan was included because it was a center of world banking. Representatives of several other Asian and Pacific Ocean nations later accepted invitations and nearly 400 individuals are now listed on the Trilateral roster.