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Chapter 3 ~ RACE HYGIENE:
Three Bush Family Alliances
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"The [government] must put the most modern medical means in the service of
this knowledge.... Those who are physically and mentally unhealthy and
unworthy must not perpetuate their suffering in the body of their
children.... The prevention of the faculty and opportunity to procreate on
the part of the physically degenerate and mentally sick, over a period of
only 600 years, would ... free humanity from an immeasurable misfortune."
"The per capita income gap between the developed and the developing
countries is increasing, in large part the result of higher birth rates in
the poorer countries.... Famine in India, unwanted babies in the United
States, poverty that seemed to form an unbreakable chain for millions of
people -- how should we tackle these problems?.... It is quite clear that
one of the major challenges of the 1970s ... will be to curb the world's
These two quotations are alike in their mock show of concern for human
suffering, and in their cynical remedy for it: Big Brother must prevent the
"unworthy" or "unwanted" people from living.
Let us now further inquire into the family background of our President, so
as to help illustrate how the second quoted author, "George Bush" Note #1
came to share the outlook of the first, "Adolf Hitler". Note #2
We shall examine here the alliance of the Bush family with three other
families: "Farish, Draper" and "Gray."
The private associations among these families have led to the President's
relationship to his closest, most confidential advisers. These alliances
were forged in the earlier Hitler project and its immediate aftermath.
Understanding them will help us to explain George Bush's obsession with the
supposed overpopulation of the world's non-Anglo-Saxons, and the dangerous
means he has adopted to deal with this "problem."
Bush and Farish
When George Bush was elected vice president in 1980, Texas mystery man
William Stamps Farish III took over management of all of George Bush's
personal wealth in a "blind trust." Known as one of the richest men in
Texas, Will Farish keeps his business affairs under the most intense
secrecy. Only the source of his immense wealth is known, not its
employment. Note #3
Will Farish has long been Bush's closest friend and confidante. He is also
the unique private host to Britain's Queen Elizabeth: Farish owns and
boards the studs which mate with the Queen's mares. That is her public
rationale when she comes to America and stays in Farish's house. It is a
vital link in the mind of our Anglophile President.
President Bush can count on Farish not to betray the violent secrets
surrounding the Bush family money. For Farish's own family fortune was made
in the same Hitler project, in a nightmlarish partnership with George Bush's
On March 25, 1942, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold announced
that William Stamps Farish (grandfather of the President's money manager)
had pleaded "no contest" to charges of criminal conspiracy with the Nazis.
Farish was the principal manager of a worldwide cartel between Standard Oil
Co. of New Jersey and the I.G. Farben concern. The merged enterprise had
opened the Auschwitz slave labor camp on June 14, 1940, to produce
artificial rubber and gasoline from coal. The Hitler government supplied
political opponents and Jews as the slaves, who were worked to near death
and then murdered.
Arnold disclosed that Standard Oil of New Jersey (later known as Exxon), of
which Farish was president and chief executive, had agreed to stop hiding
from the United States patents for artificial rubber which the company had
provided to the Nazis. Note #4
A Senate investigating committee under Senator (later U.S. President) Harry
Truman of Missouri had called Arnold to testify at hearings on
corporations' collaboration with the Nazis. The Senators expressed outrage
at the cynical way Farish was continuing an alliance with the Hitler regime
that had begun back in 1933, when Farish became chief of Jersey Standard.
Didn't he know there was a war on?
The Justice Department laid before the committee a letter, written to
Standard president Farish by his vice president, shortly after the
beginning of World War II (September 1, 1939) in Europe. The letter
concerned a renewal of their earlier agreements with the Nazis:
Report on European Trip Oct. 12, 1939 Mr. W.S. Farish 30 Rockefeller Plaza
Dear Mr. Farish:
... I stayed in France until Sept. 17th.... In England I met by appointment
the Royal Dutch [Shell Oil Co.] gentlemen from Holland, and ... a general
agreement was reached on the necessary changes in our relations with the
I.G. [Farben], in view of the state of war.... [T]he Royal Dutch Shell
group is essentially British.... I also had several meetings with ... the
[British] Air Ministry....
I required help to obtain the necessary permission to go to Holland....
After discussions with the [American] Ambassador [Joseph Kennedy] .. the
situation was cleared completely.... The gentlemen in the Air Ministry ...
very kindly offered to assist me [later] in reentering England....
Pursuant to these arrangements, I was able to keep my appointments in
Holland [having flown there on a British Royal Air Force bomber], where I
had three days of discussion with the representatives of I.G. They
delivered to me assignments of some 2,000 foreign patents and "we did our
best to work out complete plans for a modus vivendi which could operate
through the term of the war, whether or not the U.S. came in...." [emphasis
Very truly yours, F[rank] A. Howard Note #5
Here are some cold realities behind the tragedy of World War II, which help
explain the Bush-Farish family alliance -- andtheir peculiar closeness to
the Queen of England:
|Shell Oil is principally owned by the British Royal family.
Shell's chairman, Sir Henri Deterding, helped sponsor Hitler's rise to
power, Note #6 by arrangement with the Royal Family's Bank of England
Governor, Montagu Norman. Their ally, Standard Oil, would take part in the
Hitler project right up to the bloody, gruesome end.
|When grandfather Farish signed the Justice Department's consent
decree in March 1942, the government had already started picking its way
through the tangled web of world-monopoly oil and chemical agreements
between Standard Oil and the Nazis. Many patents and other Nazi-owned
aspects of the partnership had been seized by the U.S. Alien Property
Uncle Sam would not seize Prescott Bush's Union Banking Corporation for
another seven months.
The Bush-Farish axis had begun back in 1929. In that year, the Harriman
bank bought Dresser Industries, supplier of oil-pipeline couplers to
Standard and other companies. Prescott Bush became a director and financial
czar of Dresser, installing his Yale classmate Neil Mallon as chairman.
Note #7 George Bush would later name one of his sons after the Dresser
William S. Farish was the main organizer of the Humble Oil Co. of Texas,
which Farish merged into the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Farish
built up the Humble-Standard empire of pipelines and refineries in Texas.
The stock market crashed just after the Bush family got into the oil
business. The world financial crisis led to the merger of the
Walker-Harriman bank with Brown Brothers in 1931. Former Brown partner
Montagu Norman and his protege Hjalmar Schacht, who was to become Hitler's
economics minister, paid frantic visits to New York that year and the next,
preparing the new Hitler regime for Germany.
The Congress on Eugenics
The most important American political event in those preparations for
Hitler was the infamous Third International Congress on Eugenics, held at
New York's American Museum of Natural History August 21-23, 1932,
supervised by the International Federation of Eugenics Societies. Note #9
This meeting took up the stubborn persistence of African-Americans and
other allegedly "inferior" and "socially inadequate" groups in reproducing,
expanding their numbers, and "amalgamating" with others. It was recommended
that these "dangers" to the "better" ethnic groups and to the "well-born,"
could be dealt with by sterilization or "cutting off the bad stock" of the
Italy's fascist government sent an official representative. Averell
Harriman's sister Mary, director of "entertainment" for the Congress, lived
down in Virginia fox-hunting country; her state supplied the speaker on
"racial purity," W.A. Plecker, Virginia commissioner of vital statistics.
Plecker reportedly held the delegates spellbound with his account of the
struggle to stop race-mixing and interracial sex in Virginia.
The Congress proceedings were dedicated to Averell Harriman's mother; she
had paid for the founding of the race-science movement in America back in
1910, building the Eugenics Record Office as a branch of the Galton
National Laboratory in London. She and other Harrimans were usually
escorted to the horse races by old George Herbert Walker -- they shared
with the Bushes and the Farishes a fascination with "breeding
thoroughbreds" among horses and humans. Note #1 Note #10
Averell Harriman personally arranged with the Walker/Bush Hamburg-Amerika
Line to transport Nazi ideologues from Germany to New York for this
meeting. Note #1 Note #10 The most famous among those transported was Dr.
Ernst Rudin, psychiatrist at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Genealogy and
Demography in Berlin, where the Rockefeller family paid for Dr. Rudin to
occupy an entire floor with his eugenics "research." Dr. Rudin had
addressed the International Federation's 1928 Munich meeting, speaking on
"Mental Aberration and Race Hygiene," while others (Germans and Americans)
spoke on race-mixing and sterilization of the unfit. Rudin had led the
German delegation to the 1930 Mental Hygiene Congress in Washington, D.C.
At the Harrimans' 1932 New York Eugenics Congress, Ernst Rudin was
unanimously elected President of the International Federation of Eugenics
Societies. This was recognition of Rudin as founder of the German Society
for Race Hygiene, with his co-founder, Eugenics Federation vice president
As depression-maddened financiers schemed in Berlin and New York, Rudin was
now official leader of the world eugenics movement. Components of his
movement included groups with overlapping leadership, dedicated to:
sterilization of mental patients ("mental hygiene societies");
execution of the insane, criminals and the terminally ill
("euthanasia societies"); and
eugenical race-purification by prevention of births to parents
from inferior blood stocks ("birth control societies").
Before the Auschwitz death camp became a household word, these
British-American-European groups called openly for the elimination of the
"unfit" by means including force and violence. Note #1 Note #2
Ten months later, in June 1933, Hitler's interior minister Wilhelm Frick
spoke to a eugenics meeting in the new Third Reich. Frick called the
Germans a "degenerate" race, denouncing one-fifth of Germany's parents for
producing "feeble-minded" and "defective" children. The following month, on
a commission by Frick, Dr. Ernst Rudin wrote the "Law for the Prevention of
Hereditary Diseases in Posterity," the sterilization law modeled on
previous U.S. statutes in Virginia and other states.
Special courts were soon established for the sterilization of German mental
patients, the blind, the deaf, and alcoholics. A quarter million people in
these categories were sterilized. Rudin, Ploetz, and their colleagues
trained a whole generation of physicians and psychiatrists -- as
sterilizers and as killers.
When the war started, the eugenicists, doctors, and psychiatrists staffed
the new "T4" agency, which planned and supervised the mass killings: first
at "euthanasia centers," where the same categories which had first been
subject to sterilization were now to be murdered, their brains sent in lots
of 200 to experimental psychiatrists; then at slave camps such as
Auschwitz; and finally, for Jews and other race victims, at straight
extermination camps in Poland, such as Treblinka and Belsen. Note #1 Note
In 1933, as what Hitler called his "New Order" appeared, John D.
Rockefeller, Jr. appointed William S. Farish the chairman of Standard Oil
Co. of New Jersey (in 1937 he was made president and chief executive).
Farish moved his offices to Rockefeller Center, New York, where he spent a
good deal of time with Hermann Schmitz, chairman of I.G. Farben; his
company paid a publicity man, Ivy Lee, to write pro-I.G. Farben and
pro-Nazi propaganda and get it into the U.S. press.
Now that he was outside of Texas, Farish found himself in the shipping
business -- like the Bush family. He hired Nazi German crews for Standard
Oil tankers. And he hired "Emil Helfferich," chairman of the
Walker/Bush/Harriman Hamburg-Amerika Line, as chairman also of the Standard
Oil Company subsidiary in Germany. Karl Lindemann, board member of
Hamburg-Amerika, also became a top Farish-Standard executive in Germany.
Note #1 Note #4
This interlock between their Nazi German operations put Farish together
with Prescott Bush in a small, select group of men operating from abroad
through Hitler's "revolution," and calculating that they would never be
In 1939, Farish's daughter Martha married Averell Harriman's nephew, Edward
Harriman Gerry, and Farish in-laws became Prescott Bush's partners at 59
Broadway. Note #1 Note #5
Both Emil Helfferich and Karl Lindemann were authorized to write checks to
Heinrich Himmler, chief of the Nazi SS, on a special Standard Oil account.
This account was managed by the German-British-American banker, Kurt von
Schroeder. According to U.S. intelligence d ocuments reviewed by author
Anthony Sutton, Helfferich continued his payments to the SS into 1944, when
the SS was supervising the mass murder at the Standard-I.G. Farben
Auschwitz and other death camps. Helfferich told Allied interrogators after
the war that these were not his personal contributions -- they were
corporate Standard Oil funds. Note #1 Note #6
After pleading "no contest" to charges of criminal conspiracy with the
Nazis, William Stamps Farish was fined $5,000. (Similar fines were levied
against Standard Oil -- $5,000 each for the parent company and for several
subsidiaries.) This of course did not interfere with the millions of
dollars that Farish had acquired in conjunction with Hitler's New Order, as
a large stockholder, chairman, and president of Standard Oil. All the
government sought was the use of patents which his company had given to the
Nazis -- the Auschwitz patents -- but had withheld from the U.S. military
But a war was on, and if young men were to be asked to die fighting Hitler
.. something more was needed. Farish was hauled before the Senate committee
investigating the national defense program. The committee chairman, Senator
Harry Truman, told newsmen before Farish testified: "I think this
approaches treason." Note #1 Note #7
Farish began breaking apart at these hearings. He shouted his "indignation"
at the senators, and claimed he was not "disloyal."
After the March-April hearings ended, more dirt came gushing out of the
Justice Department and the Congress on Farish and Standard Oil. Farish had
deceived the U.S. Navy to prevent the Navy from acquiring certain patents,
while supplying them to the Nazi war machine; meanwhile, he was supplying
gasoline and tetraethyl lead to Germany's submarines and air force.
Communications between Standard and I.G. Farben from the outbreak of World
War II were released to the Senate, showing that Farish's organization had
arranged to deceive the U.S. government into passing over Nazi-owned
assets: They would nominally buy I.G.'s share in certain patents because
"in the event of war between ourselves and Germany ... it would certainly
be very undesireable to have this 20 percent Standard-I.G. pass to an alien
property custodian of the U.S. who might sell it to an unfriendly
interest." Note #1 Note #8
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (father of David, Nelson, and John D. Rockefeller
III), the controlling owner of Standard Oil, told the Roosevelt
administration that he knew nothing of the day-to-day affairs of his
company, that all these matters were handled by Farish and other
executives. Note #1 Note #9
In August, Farish was brought back for more testimony. He was now
frequently accused of lying. Farish was crushed under the intense, public
grilling; he became morose, ashen. While Prescott Bush escaped publicity
when the government seized his Nazi banking organization in October, Farish
had been nailed. He collapsed and died of a heart attack on November 29,
The Farish family was devastated by the exposure. Son William Stamps
Farish, Jr., a lieutenant in the Army Air Force, was humiliated by the
public knowledge that his father was fueling the enemy's aircraft; he died
in a training accident in Texas six months later. Note #2 Note #0
With this double death, the fortune comprising much of Standard Oil's
profits from Texas and Nazi Germany was now to be settled upon the little
four-year-old grandson, William ("Will") Stamps Farish III. Will Farish
grew up a recluse, the most secretive multimillionaire in Texas, with
investments of "that money" in a multitude of foreign countries, and a host
of exotic contacts overlapping the intelligence and financial worlds --
particularly in Britain.
The Bush-Farish axis started George Bush's career. After his 1948
graduation from Yale (and the Skull and Bones secret society), George Bush
flew down to Texas on a corporate jet and was employed by his father's
Dresser Industries. In a couple of years he got help from his uncle, George
Walker, Jr., and Farish's British banker friends, to set him up in the oil
property speculation business. Soon thereafter, George Bush founded the
Zapata Oil Company, which put oil drilling rigs into certain locations of
great strategic interest to the Anglo-American intelligence community.
Twenty-five-year-old Will Farish was personal aide to Zapata chairman
George Bush in Bush's unsuccessful 1964 campaign for Senate. Farish used
"that Auschwitz money" to back George Bush financially, investing in
Zapata. When Bush was elected to Congress in 1966, Farish joined the Zapata
board. Note #2 Note #1
When George Bush became U.S. vice president in 1980, the Farish and Bush
family fortunes were again completely, secretly commingled. As we shall
see, the old projects were now being revived on a breathtaking scale.
Bush and Draper
Twenty years before he was U.S. President, George Bush brought two
"race-science" professors in front of the Republican Task Force on Earth
Resources and Population. As chairman of the Task Force, then-Congressman
Bush invited Professors William Shockley and Arthur Jensen to explain to
the committee how allegedly runaway birth-rates for African-Americans were
"down-breeding" the American population.
Afterwards, Bush personally summed up for the Congress the testimony his
black-inferiority advocates had given to the Task Force. Note #2 Note #2
George Bush held his hearings on the threat posed by black babies on August
5, 1969, while much of the world was in a better frame of mind --
celebrating mankind's progress from the first moon landing 16 days earlier.
Bush's obsessive thinking on this subject was guided by his family's
friend, Gen. William H. Draper, Jr., the founder and chairman of the
Population Crisis Committee, and vice chairman of the Planned Parenthood
Federation. Draper had long been steering U.S. public discussion about the
so-called "population bomb" in the non-white areas of the world.
If Congressman Bush had explained to his colleagues "how his family had
come to know General Draper," they would perhaps have felt some alarm, or
even panic, and paid more healthy attention to Bush's presentation.
Unfortunately, the Draper-Bush population doctrine is now official U.S.
William H. Draper, Jr. had joined the Bush team in 1927, when he was hired
by Dillon Read & Co., New York investment bankers. Draper was put into a
new job slot at the firm: handling the Thyssen account.
We recall that in 1924, Fritz Thyssen set up his Union Banking Corporation
in George Herbert Walker's bank at 39 Broadway, Manhattan. Dillon Read &
Co.'s boss, Clarence Dillon, had begun working with Fritz Thyssen some time
after Averell Harriman first met with Thyssen -- at about the time Thyssen
began financing Adolf Hitler's political career.
In January 1926, Dillon Read created the "German Credit and Investment
Corporation" in Newark, New Jersey and Berlin, Germany, as Thyssen's
short-term banker. That same year, Dillon Read created the "Vereinigte
Stahlwerke" (German Steel Trust), incorporating the Thyssen family
interests under the direction of New York and London finance. Note #2 Note
William H. Draper, Jr. was made director, vice president, and assistant
treasurer of the German Credit and Investment Corp. His business was
short-term loans and financial management tricks for Thyssen and the German
Steel Trust. Draper's clients sponsored Hitler's terroristic takeover; his
clients led the buildup of the Nazi war industry; his clients made war
against the United States. The Nazis were Draper's direct partners in
Berlin and New Jersey: Alexander Kreuter, residing in Berlin, was
president; Frederic Brandi, whose father was a top coal executive in the
German Steel Trust, moved to the United States in 1926 and served as
Draper's co-director in Newark.
Draper's role was crucial for Dillon Read & Co., for whom Draper was a
partner and eventually vice president. The German Credit and Investment
Corp. (GCI) was a "front" for Dillon Read: It had the same New Jersey
address as U.S. & International Securities Corp. (USIS), and the same man
served as treasu rer of both firms. Note #2 Note #4
Clarence Dillon and his son C. Douglas Dillon were directors of USIS, which
was spotlighted when Clarence Dillon was hauled before the Senate Banking
Committee's famous "Pecora" hearings in 1933. USIS was shown to be one of
the great speculative pyramid schemes which had swindled stockholders of
hundreds of millions of dollars. These investment policies had rotted the
U.S. economy to the core, and led to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
But William H. Draper, Jr.'s GCI "front" was not "apparently" affiliated
with the USIS "front" or with Dillon, and the GCI escaped the congressmen's
limited scrutiny. This oversight was to prove most unfortunate,
particularly to the 50 million people who subsequently died in World War
Dillon Read hired public relations man Ivy Lee to prepare their executives
for their testimony and to confuse and further baffle the congressmen. Note
#2 Note #5 Lee apparently took enough time out from his duties as
image-maker for William S. Farish and the Nazi I.G. Farben Co.; he managed
the congressional thinking so that the congressmen did not disturb the
Draper operation in Germany -- and did not meddle with Thyssen, or
interfere with Hitler's U.S. moneymen.
Thus, in 1932, Willam H. Draper, Jr. was free to finance the International
Eugenics Congress as a "Supporting Member." Note #2 Note #6 Was he using
his own income as a Thyssen trust banker? Or did the funds come from Dillon
Read corporate accounts, perhaps to be written off income tax as "expenses
for German project: race purification"? Draper helped select Ernst Rudin as
chief of the world eugenics movement, who used his office to promote what
he called Adolf Hitler's "holy, national and international racial hygienic
mission." Note #2 Note #7
W.S. Farish was publicly exposed in 1942, humiliated and destroyed. Just
before Farish died, Prescott Bush's Nazi banking office was quietly seized
and shut down. But Prescott's close friend and partner in the
Thyssen-Hitler business, William H. Draper, Jr., "neither died nor moved
out of German affairs." Draper listed himself as a director of the German
Credit and Investment Corp. through 1942, and the firm was not liquidated
until November 1943. Note #2 Note #8 But a war was on. Draper, a colonel
from previous military service, went off to the Pacific theater and became
General Draper apparently had a hobby: magic -- illusions, sleight of hand,
etc. -- and he was a member of the Society of American Magicians. This is
not irrelevant to his subsequent career.
The Nazi regime surrendered in May 1945. In July 1945, General Draper was
called to Europe by the American military government authorities in
Germany. Draper was appointed head of the Economics Division of the U.S.
Control Commission. He was assigned to take apart the Nazi corporate
cartels. There is an astonishing but perfectly logical rationale to this --
Draper knew a lot about the subject! General Draper, who had spent about 15
years financing and managing the dirtiest of the Nazi enterprises, was now
authorized to decide "who was exposed, who lost and who kept his business,
and in practical effect, who was prosecuted for war crimes." Note #2 Note
(Draper was not unique within the postwar occupation government. Consider
the case of John J. McCloy, U.S. Military Governor and High Commissioner of
Germany, 1949-1952. Under instructions from his Wall Street law firm,
McCloy had lived for a year in Italy, serving as an adviser to the fascist
government of Benito Mussolini. An intimate collaborator of the
Harriman/Bush bank, McCloy had sat in Adolf Hitler's box at the 1936
Olympic games in Berlin, at the invitation of Nazi chieftains Rudolf Hess
and Hermann Goering.) Note #3 Note #0
William H. Draper, Jr., as a "conservative," was paired with the "liberal"
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau in a vicious game. Morgenthau
demanded that Germany be utterly destroyed as a nation, that its industry
be dismantled and it be reduced to a purely rural country. As the economic
boss in 1945 and 1946, Draper "protected" Germany from the Morgenthau Plan
... but at a price.
Draper and his colleagues demanded that Germany and the world accept the
"collective guilt of the German people" as "the "explanation for the rise
of Hitler's New Order, and the Nazi war crimes. This, of course, was rather
convenient for General Draper himself, as it was for the Bush family. It is
still convenient decades later, allowing Prescott's son, President Bush, to
lecture Germany on the danger of Hitlerism. Germans are too slow, it seems,
to accept his New World Order.
After several years of government service (often working directly for
Averell Harriman in the North Atlantic Alliance), Draper was appointed in
1958 chairman of a committee which was to advise President Dwight
Eisenhower on the proper course for U.S. military aid to other countries.
At that time, Prescott Bush was a U.S. senator from Connecticut, a
confidential friend and golf partner with National Security Director Gordon
Gray, and an important golf partner with Dwight Eisenhower as well.
Prescott's old lawyer from the Nazi days, John Foster Dulles, was Secretary
of State, and his brother Allen Dulles, formerly of the Schroder bank, was
head of the CIA.
This friendly environment emboldened our General Draper to pull off a stunt
with his military aid advisery committee. He changed the subject under
study. The following year, the Draper committee recommended that the U.S.
government react to the supposed threat of the "population explosion" by
formulating plans to depopulate the poorer countries. The growth of the
world's non-white population, he proposed, should be regarded as dangerous
to the national security of the United States! Note #3 Note #1
President Eisenhower rejected the recommendation. But in the next decade,
General Draper founded the "Population Crisis Committee" and the "Draper
Fund," joining with the Rockefeller and DuPont families to promote eugenics
as "population control." The administration of President Lyndon Johnson,
advised by Draper on the subject, began financing birth control in the
tropical countries through the Agency for International Development.
General William Draper was George Bush's guru on the population question.
Note #3 Note #2 But there was also Draper's money -- from that uniquely
horrible source -- and Draper's connections on Wall Street and abroad.
Draper's son and heir, William H. Draper III, was co-chairman for finance
(chief of fundraising) of the Bush-for-President national campaign
organization in 1980. With George Bush in the White House, the younger
Draper heads up the depopulation activities of the United Nations
throughout the world.
Draper was vice president of Dillon Read until 1953. During the 1950s and
1960s, the chief executive there was Frederic Brandi, the German who was
Draper's co-director for the Nazi investments and his personal contact man
with the Nazi Steel Trust. Nicholas Brady was Brandi's partner from 1954,
and replaced him as the firm's chief executive in 1971. Nicholas Brady, who
knows where all the bodies are buried, was chairman of his friend George
Bush's 1980 election campaign in New Jersey, and has been United States
Treasury Secretary throughout Bush's presidency. Note #3 Note #3
Bush and Grey
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says that surgical
sterilization is the Bush administration's "first choice" method of
population reduction in the Third World. Note #3 Note #4
The United Nations Population Fund claims that 37 percent of contraception
users in Ibero-America and the Caribbean have already been surgically
sterilized. In a 1991 report, William H. Draper III's U.N. agency asserts
that 254 million couples will be surgically sterilized over the course of
the 1990s; and that if present trends continue, 80 percent of the women in
Puerto Rico and Panama will be surgically sterilized. Note #3 Note #5
The U.S. government pays directly for these sterilizations.
Mexico is first among targeted nations, on a list which was drawn up in
July 1991, at a USAID str ategy session. India and Brazil are second and
third priorities, respectively.
On contract with the Bush administration, U.S. personnel are working from
bases in Mexico to perform surgery on millions of Mexican men and women.
The acknowledged strategy in this program is to sterilize those young
adults who have not already completed their families.
George Bush has a rather deep-seated personal feeling about this project,
in particular as it pits him against Pope John Paul II in Catholic
countries such as Mexico. (See Chapter 4 below, on the origin of a
Bush-family grudge in this regard.)
The spending for birth control in the non-white countries is one of the few
items that is headed upwards in the Bush administration budget. As its 1992
budget was being set, USAID said its Population Account would receive $300
million, a 20 percent increase over the previous year. Within this project,
a significant sum is spent on political and psychological manipulations of
target nations, and rather blatant subversion of their religions and
governments. Note #3 Note #6
These activities might be expected to cause serious objections from the
victimized nationalities, or from U.S. taxpayers, especially if the program
is somehow given widespread publicity.
Quite aside from moral considerations, "legal" questions would naturally
arise, which could be summed up: "How does George Bush think he can get
away with this?"
In this matter the President has expert advice. Mr. (Clayland) Boyden Gray
has been counsel to George Bush since the 1980 election. As chief legal
officer in the White House, Boyden Gray can walk the President through the
dangers and complexities of waging such unusual warfare against Third World
populations. Gray knows how these things are done.
When Boyden Gray was four and five years old, his father organized the
pilot project for the present worldwide sterilization program, from the
Gray family household in North Carolina.
It started in 1946. The eugenics movement was looking for a way to begin
again in America.
Nazi death camps such as Auschwitz had just then seared the conscience of
the world. The Sterilization League of America, which had changed its name
during the war to "Birthright, Inc.," wanted to start up again. First they
had to overcome public nervousness about crackpots proposing to eliminate
"inferior" and "defective" people. The League tried to surface in Iowa, but
had to back off because of negative publicity: a little boy had recently
been sterilized there and had died from the operation.
They decided on North Carolina, where the Gray family could play the
perfect host. Note #3 Note #7 Through British imperial contacts, Boyden
Gray's grandfather Bowman Gray had become principal owner of the R.J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co. Boyden's father, Gordon Gray, had recently founded the
Bowman Gray (memorial) Medical School in Winston-Salem, using his inherited
cigarette stock shares. The medical school was already a eugenics center.
As the experiment began, Gordon Gray's great aunt, Alice Shelton Gray, who
had raised him from childhood, was living in his household. Aunt Alice had
founded the "Human Betterment League," the North Carolina branch of the
national eugenical sterilization movement.
Aunt Alice was the official supervisor of the 1946-47 experiment. Working
under Miss Gray was Dr. Claude Nash Herndon, whom Gordon Gray had made
assistant professor of "medical genetics" at Bowman Gray medical school.
Dr. Clarence Gamble, heir to the Proctor and Gamble soap fortune, was the
sterilizers' national field operations chief.
The experiment worked as follows. "All children enrolled in the school
district of Winston-Salem, N.C., were given a special "intelligence test."
Those children who scored below a certain arbitrary low mark were then cut
open and surgically sterilized."
We quote now from the official story of the project: "In Winston-Salem and
in [nearby] Orange County, North Carolina, the [Sterilization League's]
field committee had participated in testing projects to identify school age
children who should be considered for sterilization. The project in Orange
County was conducted by the University of North Carolina and wasfinanced
by a 'Mr. Hanes,' a friend of Clarence Gamble and supporter of the field
work project in North Carolina. The Winston-Salem project was also financed
by Hanes. ["Hanes" was underwear mogul James Gordon Hanes, a trustee of
Bowman Gray Medical School and treasurer of Alice Gray's group]....
"The medical school had a long history of interest in eugenics and had
compiled extensive histories of families carrying inheritable disease. In
1946, Dr. C. Nash Herndon ... made a statement to the press on the use of
sterilization to prevent the spread of inheritable diseases....
"The first step after giving the mental tests to grade school children was
to interpret and make public the results. In Orange County the results
indicated that three percent of the school age children were either insane
or feebleminded.... [Then] the field committee hired a social worker to
review each case ... and to present any cases in which sterilization was
indicated to the State Eugenics Board, which under North Carolina law had
the authority to order sterilization...."
Race science experimenter Dr. Claude Nash Herndon provided more details in
an interview in 1990: Note #3 Note #8
"Alice Gray was the general supervisor of the project. She and Hanes sent
out letters promoting the program to the commissioners of all 100 counties
in North Carolina.... What did I do? Nothing besides riding herd on the
whole thing! The social workers operated out of my office. I was at the
time also director of outpatient services at North Carolina Baptist
Hospital. We would see the [targeted] parents and children there.... I.Q.
tests were run on all the children in the Winston-Salem public school
system. Only the ones who scored really low [were targeted for
sterilization], the real bottom of the barrel, like below 70.
"Did we do sterilizations on young children? Yes. This was a relatively
minor operation.... It was usually not until the child was eight or ten
years old. For the boys, you just make an incision and tie the tube.... We
more often performed the operation on girls than with boys. Of course, you
have to cut open the abdomen, but again, it is relatively minor."
Dr. Herndon remarked coolly that "we had a very good relationship with the
press" for the project. This is not surprising, since Gordon Gray owned the
"Winston-Salem Journal," the "Twin City Sentinel," and radio station WSJS.
In 1950 and 1951, John Foster Dulles, then chairman of the Rockefeller
Foundation, led John D. Rockefeller III on a series of world tours,
focusing on the need to stop the expansion of the non-white populations. In
November 1952, Dulles and Rockefeller set up the Population Council, with
tens of millions of dollars from the Rockefeller family.
At that point, the American Eugenics Society, still cautious from the
recent bad publicity vis-a-vis Hitler, left its old headquarters at Yale
University. The Society moved its headquarters into the office of the
Population Council, and the two groups melded together. The long-time
secretary of the Eugenics Society, Frederick Osborne, became the first
president of the Population Council. The Gray family's child-sterilizer,
Dr. C. Nash Herndon, became president of the American Eugenics Society in
1953, as its work expanded under Rockefeller patronage.
Meanwhile, the International Planned Parenthood Federation was founded in
London, in the offices of the British Eugenics Society.
The undead enemy from World War II, renamed "Population Control," had now
George Bush was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1972, when with
prodding from Bush and his friends, the United States Agency for
International Development first made an official contract with the old
Sterilization League of America. The league had changed its name twice
again, and was now called the "Association for Voluntary Surgical
Contraception." The U.S. government began paying the old fascist group to
ster ilize non-whites in foreign countries.
The Gray family experiment had succeeded.
In 1988, the U.S. Agency for International Development signed its latest
contract with the old Sterilization League (a.k.a. "Association for
Voluntary Sterilization"), committing the U.S. government to spend $80
million over five years.
Having gotten away with sterilizing several hundred North Carolina school
children, "not usually less than eight to ten years old," the identical
group is now authorized by President Bush to do it to 58 countries in Asia,
Africa, and Ibero-America. The group modestly claims it has directly
sterilized only 2 million people, with 87 percent of the bill paid by U.S.
Meanwhile, Dr. Clarence Gamble, Boyden Gray's favorite soap manufacturer,
formed his own "Pathfinder Fund" as a split-off from the Sterlization
League. Gamble's Pathfinder Fund, with additional millions from USAID,
concentrates on penetration of local social groups in the non-white
countries, to break down psychological resistance to the surgical
Thus is history erased; and those decisions, which direct
history into one course or another, are lost to the knowledge of
the current generation.
1. Phyllis Tilson Piotrow, "World Population Crisis: The United States
Response" (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1973), "Forward" by George H.W.
Bush, pp. vii-viii.
2. Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf" (Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971), p. 404.
3. "The Ten Richest People in Houston," in "Houston Post Magazine," March
11, 1984. "$150 milion to $250 million from ... inheritance, plus
subsequent investments ... chief heir to a family fortune in oil stock....
As to his financial interests, he is ... coy. He once described one of his
businesses as a company that 'invests in and oversees a lot of smaller
companies ... in a lot of foreign countries.'|"
4. The announcements were made in testimony before a Special Committee of
the U.S. Senate Investigating the National Defense Program. The hearings on
Standard Oil were held March 5, 24, 26, 27, 31, and April 1, 2, 3 and 7,
1942. Available on microfiche, law section, Library of Congress. See also
"New York Times," March 26 and March 27, 1942, and "Washington Evening
Star," March 26 and March 27, 1942.
5. "Ibid.," Exhibit No. 368, printed on pp. 4584-87 of the hearing record.
See also Charles Higham, "Trading With The Enemy" (New York: Delacorte
Press, 1983), p. 36.
6. Confidential memorandum from U.S. Embassy, Berlin, "op. cit.," chapter
2. Sir Henri Deterding was among the most notorious pro-Nazis of the early
7. See sections on Prescott Bush in Darwin Payne, "Initiative in Energy:
Dresser Industries, Inc." (New York: Distributed by Simon and Schuster,
1979) (published by the Dresser Company).
8. William Stamps Farish obituary, "New York Times," Nov. 30, 1942.
9. "A Decade of Progress in Eugenics: Scientific Papers of the Third
International Congress of Eugenics held at American Museum of Natural
History New York, August 21-23, 1932." (Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins
Company, September, 1934).
The term "eugenics" is taken from the Greek to signify "good birth" or
"well-born," as in aristocrat. Its basic assumption is that those who are
not "well-born" should not exist.
10. See among other such letters, George Herbert Walker, 39 Broadway, N.Y.,
to W. A. Harriman, London, February 21, 1925, in W.A. Harriman papers.
11. Averell Harriman to Dr. Charles B. Davenport, President, The
International Congress of Eugenics, Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., N.Y.:
January 21, 1932
Dear Dr. Davenport:
I will be only too glad to put you in touch with the Hamburg-American Line
.. they may be able to co-operate in making suggestions which will keep the
expenses to a minimum. I have referred your letter to Mr. Emil Lederer [of
the Hamburg-Amerika executive board in New York] with the request that he
communicate with you.
Davenport to Mr. W.A. Harriman, 59 Wall Street, New York, N.Y.
January 23, 1932
Dear Mr. Harriman:
Thank you very much for your kind letter of January 21st and the action you
took which has resulted at once in a letter from Mr. Emil Lederer. This
letter will serve as a starting point for correspondence, which I hope will
enable more of our German colleagues to come to America on the occasion of
the congresses of eugenics and genetics, than otherwise.
Congressional hearings in 1934 established that Hamburg-Amerika routinely
provided free transatlantic passage for those carrying out Nazi propaganda
chores. See "Investigation of Nazi Propaganda Activities and Investigation
of Certain Other Propaganda Activities," "op. cit.," chapter 2.
12. Alexis Carrel, "Man the Unknown" (New York: Halcyon House, published by
arrangement with Harper & Brothers, 1935), pp. 318-19.
The battle cry of the New Order was sounded in 1935 with the publication of
"Man the Unknown," by Dr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute in New
York. This Nobel Prize-winner said "enormous sums are now required to
maintain prisons and insane asylums.... Why do we preserve these useless
and harmful beings? This fact must be squarely faced. Why should society
not dispose of the criminals and the insane in a more economical manner?
... The community must be protected against troublesome and dangerous
elements.... Perhaps prisons should be abolished.... The conditioning of
the petty criminal with the whip, or some more scientific procedure,
followed by a short stay in hospital, would probably suffice to insure
order. [Criminals, including those] who have ... misled the public on
important matters, should be humanely and economically disposed of in small
euthanasic institutions supplied with proper gases. A similar treatment
could be advantageously applied to the insane, guilty of criminal acts."
Carrel claimed to have transplanted the head of a dog to another dog and
kept it alive for quite some time.
13. Bernhard Schreiber, "The Men Behind Hitler: A German Warning to the
World," France: La Hay-Mureaux, ca. 1975), English language edition
supplied by H. & P. Tadeusz, 369 Edgewere Road, London W2. A copy of this
book is now held by Union College Library, Syracuse, N.Y.
14. Higham, "op. cit.," p. 35.
15. Engagement announced Feb. 10, 1939, "New York Times," p. 20. See also
"Directory of Directors" for New York City, 1930s and 1940s.
16. Higham, "op. cit.," pp. 20, 22 and other references to Schroeder and
Anthony Sutton, "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler" (Seal Beach: '76
Press, 1976). Sutton is also a good source on the Harrimans.
17. "Washington Evening Star," March 27, 1942, p. 1.
18. Higham, "op. cit." p. 50.
19. "Ibid.," p. 48.
20. "Washington Post," April 29, 1990, p. F4. Higham, "op. cit.," pp. 52-53.
21. Zapata annual reports, 1950s-1960s, Library of Congress microforms.
22. See "Congressional Record" for Bush speech in the House of
Representatives, Sept. 4, 1969. Bush inserted in the record the testimony
given before his Task Force on August 5, 1969.
23. Sobel, "op. cit.," pp. 92-111. See also Boyle, "op. cit.," chapter 1,
concerning the Morgan-led Dawes Committee of Germany's foreign creditors.
Like Harriman, Dillon used the Schroeder and Warburg banks to strike his
German bargains. All Dillon Read & Co. affairs in Germany were supervised
by J.P. Morgan & Co. partner Thomas Lamont, and were authorized by Bank of
England Governor Montagu Norman.
24. See "Poor's Register of Directors and Executives," (New York: Poor's
Publishing Company, late 1920s, '30s and '40s). See also "Standard
Corporation Records" (New York: Standard & Poor), 1935 edition pp. 2571-25,
and 1938 edition pp. 7436-38, for description and history of the German
Credit and Investment Corporation. For Frederic Brandi, See also Sobel,
"op. cit.," p. 213-214.
25. Sobel, "op. cit.," pp. 180, 186. Ivy Lee had been hired to improve the
Rockefeller family image, particularly difficult after their 1914 massacre
of striking miners and pregnant women in Ludlow, Colorado. Lee got old John
D. Rockefeller to pass out dimes to poor people lined up at his porch.
26. Third International Eugenics Congress papers "op. cit.," footnote 7, p.
512, "Supporting Members."
27. Schreiber, "op. cit.," p. 160. The Third Int. Eugenics Congress papers,
p. 526, lists the officers of the International Federation as of
publication date in September, 1934. Rudin is listed as president -- a year
after he has written the sterilizationlaw for Hitler.
28. "Directory of Directors for New York City," 1942. Interview with Nancy
Bowles, librarian of Dillon Read & Co.
29. Higham, "op. cit.," p. 129, 212-15, 219-23.
30. Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, "The Wise Men: Six Friends and the
World They Made -- Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy" (New
York: Simon and Schuster, 1986), pp. 122, 305.
31. Piotrow, "op. cit.," pp. 36-42.
32. "Ibid.," p. viii. "As chairman of the special Republican Task Force on
Population and Earth Resources, I was impressed by the arguments of William
H. Draper, Jr.... General Draper continues to lead through his tireless
work for the U.N. Population Fund."
33. Sobel, "op. cit.," pp. 298, 354.
34. Interview July 16, 1991, with Joanne Grossi, an official with the
USAID's Population Office.
35. Dr. Nafis Sadik, "The State of World Population," 1991, New York,
United Nations Population Fund.
36. See "User's Guide to the Office of Population," 1991, Office of
Population, Bureau for Science and Technology, United States Agency for
International Development. Available from S&T/POP, Room 811 SA-18, USAID,
Washington D.C. 20523-1819.
37. "History of the Association for Voluntary Sterilization [formerly
Sterilization League of America], 1935-64," thesis submitted to the faculty
of the graduate school of the University of Minnesota by William Ray Van
Essendelft, March, 1978, available on microfilm, Library of Congress. This
is the official history, written with full cooperation of the Sterilization
38. Interview with Dr. C. Nash Herndon, June 20, 1990.
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