The Ford Foundation is not what you think

Ford Foundation HQ in New York City.

If you think the Ford Foundation has anything to do with the auto industry, or the legacy of Henry Ford, you are wrong. Even though it was founded with a $25,000 grant in 1936 by Edsel Ford, the foundation began divesting Ford holdings in 1956 which allowed Ford Inc. to go public. The foundation currently has assets over $10 billion and hands out between $400 and $500 million per year in grants, and it was easily the world’s largest foundation for decades, although now surpassed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Trust, and England’s Wellcome Trust. In 2012 the foundation archives were transferred to the Rockefeller estate in Sleepy Hollow, indicating the Rockefeller Trust may have some interest in the current operation.

H.R. Gaither.

San Francisco attorney and investment banker Horace Rowan Gaither sculpted the foundation charter, and he also created the CIA-connected Rand Corporation, Hollywood’s answer to the England’s Tavistock Institute.

Gaither put John J. McCloy in charge of the foundation, and McCloy handed the job to Richard Bissell, who passed it off to Bonesman McGeorge Bundy.

It should be noted that before the arrival of Cheney and Rumsfeld, McCloy and Bundy were Washington’s most dynamic duo.

Richard Bissell.

Funny story about Bissell: he attended Yale but rejected the offer to become a Bonesman. It was Bissell who came up with the idea of hiring the Sicilian men-of-honor to assassinate Fidel Castro, a hit team that later diverted to kill JFK, and he and Dulles initiated this plan by holding a private meeting with Chicago Godfather Sam Giancana. You’ll find the dirtiest players in the world of intel circling around Bissell, a list that included W.A. Harriman, Allen Dulles, James Angleton, Tracy Barnes, Cord Meyer, E. Howard Hunt, and Lee Harvey Oswald’s handler, David Atlee Philips. From the Bay of Pigs to the coup in Guatemala, you’ll find Bissell and his go-to team in charge.

Gaither also put his relative Peter in charge of the Asian accounts. Peter’s son had the most amazing trajectory, from Dartmouth, to Kissinger Associates, to Council on Foreign Relations, to President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York by age 42.

Ann Dunham.

A Congressional investigation in 1976 revealed half the Foundation’s international grants were actually being funded by the CIA as the foundation very quickly morphed into the primary propaganda tool of the CIA, and its staff peppered with spooks, especially staff posted overseas.
Ann Dunham (Barack Obama’s mother) worked for the Ford Foundation in Jakarta and also received funding from the World Bank. In 1965, her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, assisted the CIA coup against President Sukarno that resulted in the savage massacre of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians suspected of being communist sympathizers. Rockefeller feared his oil operations in Indonesia might be nationalized, a fate already awarded to Dutch Royal Shell, so a holocaust was arranged to prevent it.

Peter Gaither supervised Ann Dunham’s Ford Foundation microfinance programs. Isn’t it somewhat odd that their offspring would rise to the tippy-top of the pyramid and at such young ages?

Allen Hulton, a retired postal worker, gave a sworn affidavit to Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio concerning Thomas and Mary Ayers, whose home in Glen Ellyn, IL, was on his daily postal route. Hulton had many conversations with Mary over the years and learned the couple was helping sponsor a foreign student from Indonesia into Harvard. A few days later, Hulton met the young lad.

“He was very polite, dressed nicely, but informally, slacks and a dress shirt, and spoke with no accent. Immediately this young black man entered into conversation with me. He told me he had taken the train out from Chicago and had come to thank the Ayers family personally for having helped him with his education.”

Hulton asked the man about future plans and he “told me he was going to be president of the United States. There was a little bit of a grin on his face when he said it. He sounded sure of himself, but not arrogant. I know how people will say things because they have an ambition, but it did not come across that way. It came across as if this young black male was telling me he was going to be president, almost as if it were the statement of a scientific fact that had already been determined, as if his being president had been already prearranged.”

Imagine Hulton’s surprise when the young man, who he identifies as Barack Obama, fulfilled his dream.

Maybe you’re wondering what happened to the Ayers’ offspring, and if their child had such a remarkable trajectory as well. Yes, he did. Their son Bill became the FBI’s most wanted terrorist after founding the Weather Underground and instigating several deadly bombings. Ayers and his compatriot Bernadine Dohrn were responsible for destroying the student youth movement by driving it off a cliff, something the CIA was certainly interested in having happen. And afterwards, these two terrorists would be rehabilitated as “anti-war activists” and given cushy professorships in Chicago. The rank and file of their tatty organization suffered great privation during their years of operation, but Ayers and Dohrn were known to have always eaten well and slept between sheets, while sipping expensive wines.

Maybe you can put the rest of the pieces of this puzzle together? Maybe you know now why Obama’s resume is so closed from public scrutiny. I think it’s great we had a president of color, and hope many more follow, but don’t kid yourself: our elections are completely rigged by big business and the CIA and they always will be until the entire system is given an overhaul.

Obama's comedic rise and future of the Presidency

obama-galifianakisAmerica has turned a new page. The President is officially a comedian, so expect the wag the dog movies to get a lot more entertaining. I predict this is the beginning of a trend, in fact. Pretty soon, getting to the White House might depend on your ability to deliver a punch line.
I don’t know how much of Zach/Barack skit was scripted (I assume all of it), but there’s no denying the sitting President has a future in stand-up should he desire to pursue that path after the Presidency.
This moment reminds me when Entertainment Tonight first debuted on television. I was working on a script that would become the film Beat Street, so I was all caught up in entertainment media and thought Entertainment Tonight was the greatest show on television. But after it ate television, I began to despise this trend of putting celebrities at the forefront of news.
But I realize if comedians are going to become politicians soon, and that sure seems likely based on what’s happening, this might be a great time to elect Bill Murray as President. And how cool would that be?