Technocracy’s first iteration
In 1932, media mogul Randolph Hearst, owner of Hearst Communications, owned 30 major newspapers in the largest American cities. Yet Hearst had become increasingly desperate to save his media empire, in the wake of a deep economic depression, and reputational damage from having run sensationalised stories, along with faked interviews and pictures (sound familiar?). This style of reporting distorted real events, with readers being unable to recognise fake news, nor care, with the world being detached from reality (also sound familiar?).1
In the same year, Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, was endorsing a new economic system being planned by scientists and engineers. The new system was touted as a panacea to America’s (and the world’s) economic woes, replacing capitalism and free markets. The fascinating name piqued Hearst’s interest: Technocracy.
Hearst Communications embraced the story, pumping out articles nationwide hailing the miraculous age of a scientific society (trust the science™).
Throughout the fall and winter of 1932, Hearst and Butler were seemingly on the same page. However, neither of them realised that they were being conned by the messianic leader of The Technocracy Group, Howard Scott. Scott relished the attention he received at Columbia, and he loved to give interviews to any reporter who would listen, most of whom were employed by Hearst newspapers. The bubble suddenly popped when it was discovered that Scott did not have the engineering degree that he claimed to have; in other words, he had pointedly defrauded both butler and Hearst and to say that they were both livid is an understatement.2
Technocracy is the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population…3
David Rockefeller later resurrected the idea of technocracy as a viable solution to wholescale societal transformation, after which significant funding was poured into the concept.
In a recent interview4 with Patrick Wood (author of Technocracy: The Hard Road To World Order, cited in footnotes below) by Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wood summarises Rockefeller’s role in the proliferation of technocracy:
When the Trilateral Commission picked up the concept of technocracy in 1973, and that was brought in by its co-founder, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and of course, David Rockefeller was the money behind the whole project. But Brzezinski was a professor at Columbia University. He wrote this book called “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era.” It caught Rockefeller’s eye. And so Rockefeller and Brzezinski became like the Beauty and the Beast. They went on to form the Trilateral Commission, which declared from day one, that they wanted to foster a new international economic order. They said that repeatedly in their literature, and this is what got Sutton excited, and me too. “What is this new international economic order you’re talking about? What do you mean? We have an economic order. It seems to be working. Why do you want to change everything? What is your idea here?”
Well, we really didn’t understand technocracy at the time. Looking back now that I’ve discovered it, I can see how everything fit together. But the Trilateral Commission took over the administration of Jimmy Carter, almost lock, stock and barrel. Carter was a member himself. Walter Mondale was a member. Brzezinski was a member. At one time, all of the cabinet members, except for one, was a member of the Trilateral Commission. You had over the next few years, 8 out of 10 of the World Bank presidents to get appointed by the U.S., they were members of the Trilateral Commission.