Projecting the lines: JBS founder Robert Welch was adept at predicting what the Insiders would do next. The Society has since used his method of "projecting the lines" to stay ahead of the curve.
In the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
midmost of all the weighty topics regularly consuming his hours, John Birch Society John Birch Society, ultraconservative, anti-Communist organization in the United States. It was founded in Dec., 1958, by manufacturer Robert Welch and named after John Birch, an American intelligence officer killed by Communists in China (Aug., 1945). founder Robert Welch Robert Welch may refer to:
sense of humour, humor, humour . He could at one point deliver a lengthy dissertation explaining that "the increasing quantity of government, in all nations, has constituted the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century." Then in the next breath, he would smile broadly and insist, "I happen to be 30 days older than this century and, therefore, it should listen to me."
Had more Americans listened to Robert Welch, the U.S. and its media would never have aided Fidel Castro Noun 1. Fidel Castro - Cuban socialist leader who overthrew a dictator in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba (born in 1927)
Castro, Fidel Castro Ruz in seizing control of Cuba. Lionized during 1957 and 1958 as the virtual reincarnation of St. Francis of Assisi and George Washington, Castro could not have survived any airing of the truth about his past. But it was available. Four months before Castro came to power in Cuba, and 39 months before Castro admitted that he was a Communist, Welch wrote in the September 1958 issue of his small-circulation magazine American Opinion: "Now the evidence from Castro's whole past, that he is a Communist agent carrying out Communist orders and plans, is overwhelming." In subsequent issues of American Opinion. Welch devoted page after page to important facts to back up his charge.
But the 20th century wasn't listening to Welch. It listened instead to the mass media and political leaders, especially President Dwight David Eisenhower Dwight David Eisenhower II (born 1948) is the grandson of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. His father is the former U.S. ambassador to Belgium, John Eisenhower. , who, in response to a 1963 inquiry two years after he'd left the White House, continued to claim that he had been fooled by Castro. The former president unintentionally paid Welch a high compliment when he stated: "Only a genius and a prophet could have known for sure that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro was a Communist in the 1950s."
Welch was not a prophet, but he was a genius. (For a profile of Welch, see page 25.) He had done his homework, by studying the past and present. He concluded that America's foreign policy blunders were not the result of happenstance hap·pen·stance
A chance circumstance: "Marriage loomed only as an outgrowth of happenstance; you met a person" Bruce Weber. or stupidity but design and betrayal. By detecting the conspiratorial con·spir·a·to·ri·al
Of, relating to, or characteristic of conspirators or a conspiracy: a conspiratorial act; a conspiratorial smile. design, he was able to predict with uncanny accuracy what the Insiders would do next. When questioned about his predictions being out-of-step with the popular opinions of the day, he would calmly but firmly say that "all one has to do is project the lines." Projecting the lines did not require clairvoyance clairvoyance (klâr'voi`əns), alleged power to perceive, as though visually, objects or persons not discernible through the ordinary sense channels. . Welch could anticipate what would happen because he had studied what had happened earlier.
Three months after first sounding the alarm about Fidel Castro in the pages of American Opinion, Welch founded The John Birch Society, recognizing that merely publishing good information would not, by itself, prevent tragedies like Castro coming to power in Cuba--or the continued erosion of our own freedoms here in America. The published materials also needed to be widely distributed Adj. 1. widely distributed - growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and used as part of a concerted action program.
Robert Welch passed away in 1985, but his legacy, The John Birch Society, continues to "project the lines" regarding Insider plans. Those plans ultimately call for making America a mere province in a global, despotic new world order. Whether those plans come to fruition depends on what patriotic Americans do to expose the Conspiracy and change the course of history.
In the following pages, we present a number of other projections made by The John Birch Society, both during and after Robert Welch's tenure.
* World government threat: At the founding meeting of The John Birch Society in December 1958, Welch warned against "the gradual surrender of American sovereignty, piece by piece and step by step, to various international organizations--of which the United Nations is the outstanding but far from the only example." He also explained that "internationalism, as it is conceived and promoted today, is an attempt to impose more government and a more centralized one-world government on all of us everywhere. For that reason it is automatically contrary to everything we stand for, and one of the movements we shall oppose with all the strength we can."
Soon after organizing The John Birch Society, Welch launched the "Get US out! of the United Nations" campaign. When he did so, there was little public understanding that the UN was intended from the beginning to provide the framework for a developing one-world government. There is of course much more awareness today.
* Big government threat: At the founding meeting, Welch warned against "the conversion of the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. into a socialist nation, quite similar to Russia itself in its economy and political outlook, before police state enforcement is ever introduced." He also forecast: "Greatly increased socialistic so·cial·is·tic
Of, advocating, or tending toward socialism.
social·is controls over every operation of our economy and every activity of our daily lives. This is to be accompanied, naturally and automatically, by a correspondingly huge increase in the size of our bureaucracy, and in both the cost and reach of our domestic government."
* Judicial usurpation Usurpation
presumptuously assumed David’s throne before Solomon’s investiture. [O.T.: I Kings 1:5–10]
takeover of Austria (1938). [Eur. Hist. : Pointing to already rampant judicial activism Noun 1. judicial activism - an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)
broad interpretation , Welch initiated the "Impeach To accuse; to charge a liability upon; to sue. To dispute, disparage, deny, or contradict; as in to impeach a judgment or decree, or impeach a witness; or as used in the rule that a jury cannot impeach its verdict. Earl Warren Noun 1. Earl Warren - United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
Warren " campaign in 1961. He did so while citing the opinion of a respected contemporary that the "easiest place to destroy the Constitution is in the United States Supreme Court United States Supreme Court: see Supreme Court, United States. ." He pointed to the Warren court's precedent-setting decisions that undermined states' rights states' rights, in U.S. history, doctrine based on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. and favored domestic Communists and their subversive activity Noun 1. subversive activity - the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government
overthrow - the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
. He understood that unless judicial usurpation was curtailed the problem would worsen and would ultimately lead to the destruction of the U.S. Constitution.
In the years since Welch launched the "Impeach Earl Warren" campaign, more recent Supreme Court decisions--banning prayer in the public schools, "legalizing" abortion, striking down state antisodomy laws--have made the threat of judicial usurpation much more obvious.
* Police state threat: In 1963, Welch launched the "Support Your Local Police" campaign. At the time, many Americans wondered why such a project was needed, since policemen were already highly respected by their fellow citizens. That, of course, was before the civil turmoil that rocked the country during the Vietnam Win" era. But Welch understood even then that the "thin blue line" would have to be vilified as a stepping stone to supplanting independent, local police forces accountable to the communities they served with a national police state accountable to a central government in Washington. In 1967, he added "And Keep Them Independent!" to the already famous slogan he had coined.
* Betrayal in Vietnam: In the August 1965 JBS JBS John Birch Society
JBS Journal of Biosocial Science
JBS Journal of Business Strategies
JBS Johnson Behavioral System
JBS Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome
JBS Journal of British Studies
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JBS Journal of Biomolecular Screening Bulletin, Robert Welch warned that the plan lot the incipient Vietnam War Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. was to turn it "into a larger and longer and more infamous Korea." "Does anybody think that there has been any lessening of the power or ruthlessness of the Communist influences in Washington since 1953?" he asked. "Or that the Communists do not use so successful a formula again and again? Or that any war carried on against the Communists by [Secretary of Defense] Robert Strange
Robert Strange (20 September 1796 - 19 February 1854) was a Democratic U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1836 and 1840. McNamara or [Secretary of State] Dean Rusk David Dean Rusk (February 9, 1909 – December 20, 1994) was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He was the second-longest serving Secretary of State, behind Cordell Hull. is going to be any different from the one they sponsored in the Congo--or more recently in the Dominican Republic--where the net result was the destruction or demoralization de·mor·al·ize
tr.v. de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing, de·mor·al·iz·es
1. To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten: an inconsistent policy that demoralized the staff. of as much as possible of the native anti-Communist strength?"
Regarding the planned debacle by our own policymakers, Welch also asked, "What on earth would you expect? For twenty years TWENTY YEARS. The lapse of twenty years raises a presumption of certain facts, and after such a time, the party against whom the presumption has been raised, will be required to prove a negative to establish his rights.
2. we have been taken steadily down the road to Communism by steps supposedly designed, and always sold to the American people An American people may be:
As our involvement in Southeast Asia increased, Welch argued that we should not cut and run as the Left was demanding, or continue fighting a limited war with mounting casualties, but to win the war and then get out. But our fighting men were betrayed, and the war worked to the benefit of the Communists, just as Welch had feared.
* New world order: Welch warned repeatedly that the Insiders of a global conspiracy intended to establish a "new world order." In September 1972, for instance, Welch wrote in the JBS Bulletin: "This plan is to establish--very soon--the first stages of a 'new world order.' This will be the very novus ordo seclorum The phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum (Latin for "New Order of the Ages") appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, first designed in 1782 and printed on the back of the American dollar bill since 1935. for which a self-perpetuating inner circle of Conspirators CONSPIRATORS. Persons guilty of a conspiracy. See 3 Bl. Com. 126-71 Wils. Rep. 210-11. See Conspiracy. has been working and scheming relentlessly during some six generations...." At the time very few Americans were familiar with the phrase--though the architects of world order had long used the phrase as a euphemism for world government. But public recognition of the phrase made a quantum jump on September 11, 1990, when President George H.W. Bush Noun 1. George H.W. Bush - vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
George Herbert Walker Bush, President Bush, George Bush, Bush repeatedly referred to a "new world order" as a reason for sending American troops to the Persian Gulf. On that date, Bush (the elder) stated: "Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective--a new world order--can emerge.... We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders."
* Fall of Communism: Prior to the apparent demise of Communism, the November 1989 JBS Bulletin, written and released in October, warned:
Just as the West is moving toward Communism and socialism, the Communist nations appear to be moving toward the West.... The gap between the Communist and non-Communist worlds is being significantly narrowed in preparation for the merger. Presumably, East and West will meet on a "socialist" middle ground. As part of the game plan, Communist nations that have always operated under the name of Communism might even give up, or at least de-emphasize, that name. Should they do so, however, they would in effect be giving up nothing since they have always been and would still remain totalitarian socialists. The Communists might even tear down the Berlin Wall and lift the Iron Curtain for the purpose of reuniting Western and Eastern Europe. Such a significant event would win the Communists much Western support. Yet, if Western Europe continues its progression toward socialism and interdependence, the only real winners would be the leaders of the supranational world government.
The November 1989 Bulletin was already in the hands of JBS members when, on the ninth of that month, East Germany shocked the world by announcing the opening of the Berlin Wall. Informed Birchers were not shocked, since they understood that the Communist threat would have to be abated fur the planned merger of nations in a new world order to proceed.
* European government: The cover story articles in the April 10, 1989 issue of THE NEW AMERICAN warned that the European Community, or Common Market, was intended by its architects to become a European government, eventually controlling the political and economic fates of the once-independent nations of Europe.
At the time this warning was sounded, both Europeans and Americans mistakenly believed the propaganda line that the Common Market's purpose was to facilitate the free flow of goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax. among European countries. A regional government? The notion struck many people, including those who considered themselves well informed, as silly. These days, of course, the emerging regional government now known as the European Union--possessing its own central bank and currency, and increasingly imposing its regulations on European states--is too obvious to be denied.
* Overblown o·ver·blown
Past participle of overblow.
a. Done to excess; overdone: overblown decorations.
b. Y2K See Y2K problem and Y2K compliant.
Y2K - Year 2000 threat: During the months leading up to the year 2000, many of the financial newsletter writers, and even some voices in the major media, claimed against evidence and reason that the Y2K computer bug was an unsolvable problem and that the consequences on January 1st would be catastrophic. Some even claimed that a collapse of our computer-driven society would provide then-President Clinton with the pretext for declaring martial law martial law, temporary government and control by military authorities of a territory or state, when war or overwhelming public disturbance makes the civil authorities of the region unable to enforce its law. and imposing dictatorship.
The John Birch Society, however, viewed the computer bug problem as solvable and did not believe the American people were ready to accept martial law. More than a year before the supposed catastrophe, the September 14, 1998 issue of THE NEW AMERICAN published a cover story by Dennis Behreandt warning: "While the Millennium Bug is a real problem, fear of it is a much greater problem. True conservative Americans must not allow themselves to fall prey to the hyperbole and dire predictions of fearmongers and doomsayers lest they be neutralized in the quest to preserve the Republic."
* Terrorist threat: Years prior to the 9-11 tragedy, the JBS and THE NEW AMERICAN offered specific warnings of the impending im·pend
intr.v. im·pend·ed, im·pend·ing, im·pends
1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
2. terrorist assault, many of which have been tragically vindicated. A March 3, 1997 cover story on the 1993 World Trade Center bombing observed: "The leaders of the radical Islamic network responsible for the bombing ... were given financial aid and training by the CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.
(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy). . Furthermore, at several critical junctures where the conspiracy could have been exposed and its leaders arrested, federal law enforcement either ignored that network or actually provided crucial help to it.... American citizens will pay the price for evils nurtured by a government that poses as their protector." Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden: see bin Laden, Osama. , a key player in the nurtured terrorist threat, appeared on the cover of THE NEW AMERICAN for October 12, 1998, almost three years before 9-11.
George W. Bush: The JBS and THE NEW AMERICAN magazine repeatedly warned, both before and after the 2002 presidential election, that George W. Bush was no conservative, and that he was beholden be·hold·en
Owing something, such as gratitude, to another; indebted.
[Middle English biholden, past participle of biholden, to observe; see behold. to the same Insider cabal that had pulled the strings behind previous presidents, both Democrat and Republican. In the JBS Bulletin for February 2001, for instance, current JBS Chief Executive Officer G. Vance Smith warned:
It does not take a prophet or a genius to predict the course of the incoming administration, any more than it requires a gifted individual to predict that dogs will bark or ducks will quack. That is the nature of the creatures. Candidate Bush did not receive severe treatment from the Insider-controlled media or the "liberal" wing of the Republican party anywhere near as caustic as that meted out to Barry Goldwater or even Dan Quayle. If the Insiders had perceived him as a real threat, rather than a fully cooperating employee, they could have employed any number of means to derail his candidacy. And with CFR members Richard Cheney as Vice President, Colin Powell as Secretary of State, Christie Todd Whitman heading the EPA, and Condoleezza Rice as National Security Adviser, we can peruse the administration's blueprints each quarter in Foreign Affairs [the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations], right along with the Insiders. Let us not kid ourselves: If we were to waste valuable time waiting for the new administration to "prove" itself, all we would accomplish would be to give the promoters of big government at home and internationalism abroad a running head start to pursue their anti-constitutional agenda.
* Iraq and UN empowerment: The JBS has warned that our Iraqi deployment would work to the benefit of, not to the detriment of, the United Nations. Although President Bush's stated reason for going to war against Iraq was to enforce UN Security Council resolutions (a fact we pointed out time and again), the public perceived Bush as operating contrary to the UN and in support of U.S. interests. Consequently, a U.S. "failure" in Iraq would provide impetus for the internationalist argument that the U.S. must not try to police the world alone and must not act unilaterally. Never mind that the U.S. should not be policing the world in the first place!
In our June 30, 2003 issue, THE NEW AMERICAN'S William Norman Grigg William Norman Grigg is a writer of Mexican and Irish descent. He was the senior editor and a prolific contributor to The New American, the official magazine of the John Birch Society. predicted that our Iraqi deployment would result in "a steady and worsening hemorrhage of national power, wealth, and prestige.... Ultimately, those costs will prove too much for our nation to bear alone. In such fashion does swaggering imperialism set the stage for compelled interdependence.... It's reasonable to imagine a not-too-distant time when American servicemen and their families, weary of the burden of empire, would eagerly embrace transferring that burden to the UN."
Major Pedro Diaz Lanz, former chief of Castro's air force, paid the JBS a great compliment when he said: "If there had been even one chapter of the John Birch Society in Havana prior to 1959, working to expose Castro as Robert Welch was at the time, Cuba would not have fallen to Communism." Major Diaz was very familiar with both Castro and the JBS; he had been chief of Castro's air force prior to fleeing Cuba in mid-1959, and after defecting he had spoken nationally for the JBS.
The new world order the JBS has warned against is not inevitable. All that is needed to expose the architects of world order and to change the course of history is for more patriots to get involved in the freedom fight through The John Birch Society. The 20th century may not have listened to Robert Welch, but that is only because the organization he created to magnify mag·ni·fy
To increase the apparent size of, especially with a lens. his and other like-minded voices was not yet large enough to get the job done.