the strange views of the Trilateral Commission's founding director, Columbia University Prof. Zbigniew Brzezinski, say much about the unusual political orientation of the Commission and its leadership - Brzezinski outlined his views in his book "Between Two Ages," published shortly before he set the Trilateral Commission in motion (1973) at the instruction of his patron David Rockefeller - Rockefeller had read Brzezinski's book and was impressed with its contents - it was this book that inspired Rockefeller to create the Trilateral Commission - here are a number of selections from the book that proved to be the genesis of the Commission:
"Though Stalinism may have been a needless tragedy for both the Russian people and Communism as an ideal, there is the intellectually tantalizing possibility that for the world at large it was, as we shall see, a blessing in disguise."
"Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man's universal vision - Marxism is simultaneously a victory of the external, active man over the inner, passive man and a victory of reason over belief."
"The Soviet Union could have emerged as the standard-bearer of this century's most influential system of thought and as the social model for resolving the key dilemmas facing modern man."
"The approaching 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence would justify the call for a national Constitutional Convention to re-examine the nation's formal institutional framework."
Brzezinski, of course, went on to serve as perhaps the most powerful man in the Carter Administration (1977-1981) serving as the President's National Security Adviser, responsible for maintaining America's national security (despite his written views favoring World Communism).
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