Biden’s Non-diverse “Diversity” Cabinet
Media mavens have swooned over the gender/race diversity of the Biden Cabinet, but they ignore the globalist ideological sameness of the appointments.
By William F. Jasper
“With Kamala Harris and 11 women nominees, seven of them women of color, President Joe Biden’s Cabinet will be, as he promised, ‘the single-most diverse … that’s ever existed.’” So gushed an article entitled “A Cabinet That Looks Like America,” in the January 24 edition of Ms. Magazine, the longtime Bible for the man haters of the militant Estrogen Lobby.
The rest of the media cartel has been similarly swooning over all things Biden, most particularly his “Diversity Cabinet.” A January 18 ABC News report on President Biden’s top-level appointments and Cabinet picks, for instance, began with a headline quote from Biden: “We’ll have a Cabinet of barrier breakers, a Cabinet of firsts.”
As president, Joe Biden will make around 4,000 executive branch appointments, about 1,200 of which will require confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Since World War II, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has gained a virtual stranglehold on the executive branch of our federal government, with both Democratic and Republican administrations filling their ranks with CFR apparatchiks. Biden is following suit, naming CFR veterans to his Cabinet and other top slots. However, the liberal-left Fake News media (and even most of the conservative/alternate media) have ignored this completely, focusing all their attention on the supposed “diversity” of his appointments.
“On the campaign trail, Joe Biden guaranteed his White House would ‘look like the country,’” the ABC story said, before noting, “As he enters the White House, he’s taking steps towards keeping that promise — assembling a historically diverse slate of top-level nominees.”
“Half of the president-elect’s Cabinet picks are women, and the majority are people of color,” the ABC story continued gushing. “Biden has noted that many of his selections would be pioneers in their roles — including the first woman to serve as treasury secretary, the first black defense secretary, the first openly gay man confirmed to a Cabinet role and the first Native American Cabinet secretary.”
Biden’s highly publicized “diversity” appointments have set most “progressive” hearts atwitter. Most, but not all. There are still strident voices on the fringes claiming that his “historic” selections have fallen short of the demands of “equity” and “justice.” To placate the transgender lobby he appointed man-lady Shawn Skelly to his transition team. (President Obama had appointed Skelly to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, making him/her one of the highest-profile, openly transgender presidential appointees in U.S. history.) Then, to further advance the gender confusion/subversion agenda, Biden appointed Dr. Rachel Levine, another gender-disoriented man-lady, as assistant secretary of health.
Biden’s diversity ploy is aimed not only at appeasing all the radical grievance lobbies that supported him, but at the media as well, which he knew he could count on to celebrate every politically correct, virtue-signaling nomination, regardless of the nominee’s qualifications. So, stick to the plan. First, load up with women: Check, check, check, check. Next, the “people of color”: Check, check, check, check, check. Then, reward the noisy LGBTQLMNOP mob: Check, check, check, etc.
These politically motivated quotas based on XX chromosomes, melanin content of skin, or sexual/gender disorientation may satisfy the “social justice” revolutionaries and give a surface appearance of genuine diversity that looks something like some parts of America (at least those parts controlled by radical Democrats that are rapidly degrading into no-go zones).
However, when one looks beneath the skin-deep/sex organ criteria of the Biden nominees, there is little diversity to be found. Whatever ideological diversity one may find (left, far-left, over-the-cliff left, off-the-planet left) among these appointments, the one characteristic that stands out and begs to be noticed (but is studiously covered up by the lapdog media) is that the new crop is overwhelmingly glob-alist. More specifically, it is overwhelmingly globalist as denoted by membership in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the ruling oligarchy that is the brain trust, the backbone, and the public face of the shadow government that has become popularly known as the Deep State.
In an October 1993 column, Washington Post ombudsman Richard Harwood called the CFR “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States.” Harwood was in a position to know, as he worked closely with CFR members and was intimately familiar with the Washington power elite. He noted all the top federal officials that were also members, along with the top “journalists” who served as propagandists for the CFR globalist line in the major media organizations.
Two decades before Harwood’s admission, Wall Street banker and leading Deep State operative John J. McCloy had revealed the CFR’s clout in running our nation. McCloy, who had served as FDR’s assistant secretary of war during World War II, recalled in an interview with the New York Times how he had populated government ranks with CFR members. “Whenever we needed a man we thumbed through the roll of the Council members and put through a call to New York,” McCloy said. A friend and advisor to nine U.S. presidents and known as “the chairman of the establishment,” McCloy served as chairman of the CFR from 1953 to 1970, a position that was then handed off to megabanker David Rockefeller, who continued the process of placing CFR members in key positions throughout the federal government, the military, major corporations, the media, academia, think tanks, and the leadership of the Democratic and Republican parties. In addition, Rockefeller founded the Trilateral Commission (TC) and was a longtime leader of the Bilderberg Group (BG), two of the premier vehicles through which the globalists coordinate their worldwide schemes for complete economic, political, and social control.
A WikiLeaks e-mail showed that this McCloy-CFR process was still continuing into the Obama administration. In an October 6, 2008 e-mail to Barack Obama, a month before he was elected president of the United States, the CFR provided him with a list of their selections “for senior level jobs in a potential Administration.”
The e-mail, which is addressed to “Barack,” carries a subject line that states merely, “Diversity.”
The e-mail states: “Barack — Following up on your conversations with John [Podesta] over the weekend, attached are two documents: — A list of African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, divided between Cabinet/Deputy and Under/Assistant/Deputy Assistant Secretary levels, as well as lists of senior Native Americans, Arab/Muslim Americans and Disabled Americans. We have longer lists, but these are candidates whose names have been recommended by a number of sources for senior level jobs in a potential Administration. — A list of women, similarly divided between candidates for Cabinet/Deputy and other senior level positions.”
David Dayen of The New Republic noted, “The cabinet list ended up being almost entirely on the money.” The CFR list had “correctly identified Eric Holder for the Justice Department, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff, Peter Orszag for the Office of Management and Budget, Arne Duncan for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more.”
Who sent the e-mail to Obama from the CFR? Wall Streeter Michael Froman, the Citibank executive who was then serving as a senior fellow at CFR headquarters. Obama also brought Froman on board as his trade negotiator to, among other things, negotiate the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), two of the Deep State’s key agreements aimed at destroying American sovereignty and political-economic independence. He later returned to the CFR where he currently serves as a “distinguished fellow.”
In our special report last August entitled “Directing the Disorder: The CFR is the Deep State powerhouse undoing and remaking our world,” we provided a 12-page infographic chart detailing the dominance of CFR members in Republican and Democratic administrations from Herbert Hoover to Donald Trump. The chart also shows the incredible reach of the CFR throughout the media, consulting firms, NGOs, think tanks, corporations, health and medical organizations, and more. Any reasonable person surveying the facts would have to conclude that the Council on Foreign Relations has become, indeed, the “ruling establishment,” a de facto oligarchy that has usurped control of the key institutions of our country and is now rapidly trying to destroy any remaining checks and balances that impede turning our constitutional republic into a “People’s Republic” modeled after the idyllic one built by their allies in Communist China.
Hillary Clinton, while serving as Obama’s secretary of state, infamously admitted during an appearance at the CFR’s new Washington, D.C., office that she depends on the globalist outfit to tell her how to think and what to do. She said she was happy that she wouldn’t have to go all the way to the organization’s New York City headquarters, which she referred to as “the mother ship,” where she had gone for directives many times before.
“We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future,” she told the CFR audience and its president, Richard Haass. Secretary Clinton was not a CFR member at the time and still is not listed as one, but the council has been known to have unlisted members. Her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea Clinton, are both listed as members.
But back to Joe Biden, who has obviously had his own list handed to him by the CFR crowd. His newly confirmed secretary of state, Antony Blinken, is a CFR member and will, undoubtedly, defer often to the organization’s “mother ship” in New York and its D.C. adjunct for guidance. Biden’s nominees for secretaries of Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Agriculture, and Homeland Security are all CFR members, as is the director of the CIA, as well as many of the Cabinet under secretaries, deputy secretaries, and assistant secretaries.
We have provided a list of the CFR members who have been appointed thus far to the helm of Team Biden. (See page 17.) Many more CFR veterans will certainly follow. We have also listed the Biden officials who are members of the Trilateral Commission or who have been to the high-powered gatherings of the Bilderberg Group.
The four-year presidency of Donald J. Trump saw a break from the past in terms of the CFR lock on all of the top executive branch slots. He didn’t break entirely, but President Trump learned from bitter experience that his relatively few CFR appointments turned out to be some of his biggest backstabbers. For just three examples, consider Anthony Scaramucci, H.R. McMaster, and John R. Bolton.
Scaramucci (CFR), a former Goldman Sachs man and the head of Skybridge Capital, served for 11 days as White House communications director before being fired by President Trump. For the past four years Scaramucci, known as “The Mooch,” has carried on a media vendetta against Trump and has supported the efforts of neocon NeverTrumpers to undermine the Trump administration and turn Republicans against Trump.
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (CFR) was also given the boot by President Trump after McMaster and his deputy, Nadia Schadlow (CFR), sabotaged the president’s National Security Strategy (NSS) report. CFR Senior Fellow Max Boot praised the McMaster-Schadlow subversion of the Trump NSS as a “cri du coeur [cry of the heart] from inside the Deep State signaling to the outside world that Trumpian thinking has not entirely taken over the U.S. government.”
Unfortunately, Trump replaced McMaster with John Bolton, a neocon interventionist warhawk — who is also a CFR member. Like his fellow globalists who had been cashiered, Bolton turned his guns on Trump after getting fired. The CFR contingent in the Trump administration was constantly leaking damaging information to the Democratic opposition, as well as to their CFR comrades in the press, who could be counted on to use the information to foment scandals and diversions that would cripple and impede the administration.
All of this internal sabotage notwithstanding, President Donald Trump’s administration accomplished the first major reversals of the CFR’s decades-long glob-alist agenda on many fronts: China, tariffs, open borders, immigration, the United Nations, global warming, energy, abortion, gun control, regulation, taxes, and much more. His actions in these areas, along with his purging of CFR globalists from their positions of power in the federal government, precipitated the no-holds-barred moves by the entire Deep State apparatus to remove him by any and all means.
Joe Biden is now president as a result of the most massive vote fraud effort in American history, and his “election” has been ratified by the CFR-controlled Fake News propaganda cartel. The CFR’s Team Biden is now in the process of reversing the reversal, and putting us back on course to the New World Order and the Great Reset.
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