Carroll Quigley’s Smoking Gun

©1997 by Gerry Rough <politico8@maplenet.net>

By far the most celebrated quote in New World Order writings, this famous
quote is found in many books on the sublect. It will come as a definite
shock for the conspiracy crowd who refuse to hear the truth, except the
truth that agrees with their version of it.

Gary Allen, author of None Dare Call it Conspiracy, writes on
page 12:

      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.

This same quote, found on page 950 of Tragedy and Hope, is found
in many other writings on the New World Order as well. Gurudas gives the
longer version of the same quote, adding two more sentences just prior
to the above. It should be noted, however, that most New World Order theorists
are not so honest with their quotes. A quick reread of the above reveals
why. The above “network” must remain a secret in order for the quote to
have any value toward proving that there is a conspiracy. Once the secretive
“network” is revealed, the quote loses much of its appeal as a proof text
for the existence of a conspiracy. Gurudas gives the longer version:

      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.

So, it seems like the forces of good have been indeed taken over by the
forces of evil after all! Should we then head for the hills in wait for
the New World Order? Is all hope for America lost with this damning revelation
of the coming global enslavement? Are the forces of evil gathering for
the last battle for control of the planet? Aaaaaaaarg!

Fortunately, all is not lost. The naysayers have indeed pulled a fast
one on their unsuspecting minions. Believe it or not, the search for the
truth of Quigley’s statement need not be long and tedious. Far be it. One
only need look at the page just prior to the citation. In fact, the prior
paragraph is more descriptive. Without any further commentary to cloud
your judgment, let’s read the entire citation in its proper context:

      The radical Right version of these events as written up by John T.

 

      Flynn, Freda Utley, and others, was even more remote from the truth than

 

      were Budenz’s or Bentley’s versions, although it had a tremendous impact

 

      on American opinion and American relations with other countries in the

 

      years 1947-1955. This radical Right fairy tale, which is now an accepted

 

      folk myth in many groups in America, pictured the recent history of the

 

      United States, in regard to domestic reform and in foreign affairs, as

 

      a well-organized plot by extreme Left-wing elements, operating from the

 

      White House itself and controlling all the chief avenues of publicity in

 

      the United States, to destroy the American way of life, based on private

 

      enterprise, laissez faire, and isolationism, in behalf of alien ideologies

 

      of Russian Socialism and British cosmopolitanism (or internationalism).

 

      This plot, if we are to believe the myth, worked through such avenues of

 

      publicity as

The New York Times

      and the

Harold Tribune

    , the

Christian Science Monitor and the Washington Post, the Atlantic
Monthly
and Harper’s Magazine and had at its core the wild-eyed
and bushy-haired theoreticians of Socialist Harvard and the London School
of Economics. It was determined to bring the United States into World War
II on the side of England (Roosevelt’s first love) and Soviet Russia (his
second love) in order to destroy every finer element of American life and,
as part of this consciously planned scheme, invited Japan to attack Pearl
Harbor, and destroyed Chiang Kai-shek, all the while undermining America”s
real strength by excessive spending and unbalanced budgets.

This myth, like all fables, does in fact have a modicum of truth. 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.

And so, in perfect harmony with deliberate omission in order to prove the
existence of a global conspiracy, Allen and others are most to be pitied
if this is the “smoking gun” of the New World Order. By the simple addition
of the prior paragraph, the citation is easily revealed as a deliberate
fraud. Far from revealing the existence of a global conspiracy, Carroll
Quigley is specifically refuting the existence of such a conspiracy.
To paraphrase Quigley:

      The radical right version of these events is even further from the

 

      truth. The New World Order conspiracy, as it is called, is nothing more

 

      than a fairy tale. But there is a kernel of truth to this tale, in that

 

    the Round Table groups choose to remain behind the scenes.

Interestingly, in the 30+ years of the existence of this famous quote,
only now is the truth out in the open. Surely this does not bode well for
the conspiracy theorists in their search for the truth.

On a related note to the above, Carroll Quigley would later destroy
the plates to Tragedy and Hope. When Quigley found out that he could
not keep the right-wing crazies from deliberately distorting this and many
other citations in Tragedy and Hope, he decided that the only way
to prevent the conspiracy theorists from distorting his work was to deny
them their ammunition. In so doing, his plan backfired. The radical Right,
as he called them, claims to this day that the book was suppressed by the
New World Order; yet another deliberate fabrication.

The sweet smell of truth has finally replaced the stench of distortion.

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