The Rockefeller drug empire: the real story
Hans Ruesch’s “The Drug Story”
A county seat newspaper was published in the 1930s by Morris A. Bealle, a former city editor of the old Washington Times and Herald. Each week, the nearby power company purchased a sizable advertisement. When the bills were due, this account relieved Bealle of a lot of anxiety.
However, in Bealle’s own version, the newspaper took up the cause of some of its readers who were receiving subpar service from the power company one day, and Morris Bealle ended up receiving the life-changing verbal beating from the advertising firm that handled the power company’s account. They warned him that if he continued to operate in this way, not only the advertising deal but also the contracts with the gas and phone companies would be immediately terminated.
Bealle made the decision to leave the newspaper industry after having his eyes opened to the meaning of a “free press” at that point. He was able to do that because he was a member of Maryland’s landed nobility, but not all newspaper editors are as fortunate.
Bealle dug deeply into the freedom of the press problem using his professional knowledge and produced two ground-breaking exposes, “The Drug Story” and “The House of Rockefeller.” The fact that he couldn’t publish his revelations until he established his own company, The Columbia Publishing House, in Washington, D.C., in 1949, despite his familiarity with the editorial world and numerous significant personal connections, was just one shining example of the silent but adamant censorship in place in “the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”
[The House of Rockefeller and The Drug Story must have been released in 1949.]
Although “The Drug Story” is one of the most significant books on politics and health to ever be published in the USA, it was sold exclusively by mail and was never accepted by a large bookstore or given a review by a reputable publication. But when we first read it, in the 1970s, it had already gone through 33 printings and was published by a different company, Biworld Publishers, Orem, Utah.
As Bealle noted, a company is regarded as a sound money generator if it generates 6% of its invested capital. With 68 subsidiaries and the largest holding company in the Rockefeller Drug Empire, Sterling Drug, Inc. reported operating earnings of $23,463,719 after taxes on net assets of $43,108,106 in 1961, a 54% gain. Another Rockefeller-controlled corporation, Squibb, saw its real property worth increase by 576% in 1945 rather than only 6%.
That was during the opulent war years, when the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the Army Surgeon General’s Office not only promoted the Drug Trust but also administered nearly 200 million “shots” of drug trust poisons to American soldiers, sailors, and marines.
Bealle questioned whether it was a surprise that the Rockefellers and their go-betweens at the Food and Drug Administration, the US Public Health Service, the Federal Trade Commission, the Better Business Bureau, the Army Medical Corps, the Navy Bureau of Medicine, and thousands of health officers across the nation worked together to outlaw any types of therapy that discourages the use of drugs.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s most recent annual report lists the donations it has given to universities and government organizations over the course of 44 years (published in 1949? ), and they come to just over half a billion dollars, according to Bealle. Of course, the Rockefeller pharmaceutical companies want all the pharmacological knowledge these universities to impart to their pupils. If not, there wouldn’t be any more gifts, just as there aren’t any gifts for any of the about 30 American institutions that don’t use drug-based therapy.
Rockefeller’s Drug Trust gave $8,764,433 to Harvard because of its well-known medical school. Yale received $7,927,800, Johns Hopkins received $10,418,531, Washington University in St. Louis received $2,842,132, Columbia University in New York received $5,424,371, Cornell University received $1,709,072, etc.
At the same time as the Rockefeller interests were expanding into a vast web that no one could fully understand, they were “giving away” those enormous sums to institutions that promoted drug use. It had already grown to a size that allowed Bealle to show that the Rockefeller interests had established the largest industrial hegemony ever imagined by man. This was more than 30 years ago. Of course, Standard Oil served as the cornerstone upon which the other Rockefeller industries were established. Although Old John D.’s narrative is well known, it is currently being conveniently disregarded. Old John D. was the most brutal industrial pirate to ever come down the pike. The Chase National Bank, today known as the Chase Manhattan Bank, served as the cornerstone of this enormous industrial empire.
The drug industry is not the least of its assets. The Rockefellers control the greatest pharmaceutical manufacturing complex in the world, and they use all of their other business ventures to exert pressure on governments to boost medicine sales. The Drug Trust is unconcerned by the fact that the majority of the 12,000 different drug products on the market are dangerous.
The Foundation of The Rockefeller
The General Education Fund, the precursor to the Rockefeller Foundation, was established in 1904. The Rockefeller Foundation was established in 1910 with the stated goal of supplementing the General Education Fund. After much wrangling and Rockefeller money, the New York Assembly finally granted the organization a license on May 14, 1913.
Therefore, it is not shocking that the Rockefeller family has placed its own “nominees” in every Federal agency that deals with health. So, with the early assistance of parents and schools, followed by direct advertising and, last but not least, the influence the advertising revenues had on the media-makers, the stage was set for the “education” of the American public with a view to turning it into a population of drug and medico dependents.
A compilation of the magazine Advertising Age revealed that in 1948, when the currency was still worth a dollar and not half a zloty, the larger American corporations spent a total of $1,104,224,374 on advertising. About 80% of this enormous sum was held by the intertwined Rockefeller-Morgan interests (completely transferred to Rockefeller after Morgan’s death), who used it to dangerously alter public perceptions of drugs and health issues back then.
There is no reason for a news editor to suspect that a story coming over the wires of the Associated Press, the United Press, or the International News Service is censored when it concerns health issues, Bealle pointed out. “Even the most independent newspapers are dependent on their press associations for their national news,” she added. But this is what consistently takes place.
In reality, the Drug Trust had a director on the Associated Press directorate in the 1950s. He was none other than Arthur Hays Sulzberger, who served as the Associated Press’s director and is also the publisher of the New York Times.
Thus, it was simple for the Rockefeller Trust to convince the Associated Press Science Editor to adopt a policy that forbade the publication of any medical news that had not been approved by a “drug trust expert.” This censor would not permit the publication of any information that could in any way harm the sale of pharmaceuticals.
This still explains the numerous false reports of medications, treatments, and impending breakthroughs against cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis that are shamelessly sent across the wires to all daily publications in America and overseas.
The National Association of Science Writers was “persuaded” to include the adage that “science editors are incapable of judging the facts of phenomena involved in medical and scientific discovery” as part of its code of ethics, according to Emanuel M. Josephson, M.D., whom the Drug Trust has repeatedly attempted to intimidate. As a result, they only report “discoveries” that have been verified by medical authorities or those that have been presented to a group of scientific peers.
This explains why the largest publisher in America, Bantam Books, made the grave error of addressing review copies of SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT to the 3,500 “scientific writers” on its list rather than to the literary book reviewers who are not subject to medical censorship. The Slaughter of the Innocent collapsed in silence when one censor decisively said NO.
So, despite the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) estimate that 1.5 million people in the US alone were hospitalized in 1978 as a result of medication side effects, and despite repeated claims by wise and gallant medical professionals that the majority of pharmaceutical products on the market are at best useless but more frequently harmful or fatal over the long term, propaganda about drugs and their alleged value continues to be fed to newspapers.
Except when it serves the censor’s purposes to distort the facts, the truth concerning treatments without medicines is concealed. You never read about these remedies in the major newspapers, regardless of whether they are applied by chiropractors, naturopaths, naprapaths, osteopaths, faith healers, spiritualists, herbalists, Christian Scientists, or MDs who use their brains.
A treatment using only bloodstream
It is vital to teach that Nature didn’t know what she was doing when she created the human body in order to propagate the Rockefeller drug philosophy. However, data released by the Children’s Bureau of the Federal Security Agency reveals that the health of the American people has significantly deteriorated, particularly among children, since the Drug Trust’s all-out campaign to drug, immunize, and serumize the human system. When the only safety known to science is a pure bloodstream, which can only be attained with clean air and good food, children are being given “shots” for this and “shots” for that. meaning using low-cost, natural methods. precisely what the Drug Trust finds objectionable.
When the FDA, whose representatives must first win over Rockefeller Center, must force an independent operator out of business, it goes all out to carry out those commands. However, neither Standard Oil nor the director of a drug den give direct directives. Morris Bealle emphasized that the American Medical Association (AMA) is the front for the Drug Trust and provides the quack doctors to testify that the product in question has no therapeutic benefit, even when they are unaware of it.
Bealle wrote on persecution:
“These Drug Trust persecutions are funded by the taxpayers, and they spare no effort to destroy the victim. If he is a small business owner, the ensuing legal expenditures and court charges will force him out of operation. In one instance, a Dr. Adolphus Hohensee of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sued for “misbranding” his medicine after he claimed that vitamins—he used natural ones—were essential for optimum health. The American Medical Association provided ten physicians who testified that “vitamins are not vital to the human body,” reversing all previously held medical views in the process. The medicos got out of that one by saying that these standard publications were out-of-date when presented with government bulletins to the contrary!
In addition to the FDA, Bealle listed the following organizations as being dependent on Rockefeller: US Public Health Service, U.S. Veterans Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Surgeon General of the Air Force, Army Surgeon General’s Office, Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, National Health Research Institute, National Research Council, and National Academy of Sciences. These organizations have to do with “health,” i.e., the health of the Drug Trust at the expense of the citizens.
The National Academy of Sciences in Washington is regarded as the all-knowing organization that researches everything under the sun, particularly in the subject of health, and provides the final word on that science to a heart-pounding audience. The Drug Trust appointed one of their own to the significant position at the top of this organization. He was none other than Alfred N. Richards, one of Merck & Company’s directors and one of the company’s biggest stockholders, who was reaping enormous profits from the company’s drug trade.
Richards immediately resigned once Bealle made this information public, and the Rockefellers chose Detlev W. Bronk, the president of their own Rockefeller Institution, to take his place.
The Medico-Drug Cartel in America
J.W. Hodge, M.D., of Niagara Falls, New York, succinctly described the medico-drug cartel as follows:
The American Medical Association (AMA), a euphemistically named medical monopoly or medical trust, is the most conceited, perilous, and tyrannical organization to have ever controlled a free people in any century. The haughty leaders of the AMA doctors’ trust will undoubtedly attack and denounce any and all methods of treating the sick with secure, straightforward, and natural treatments as fakes, frauds, and hucksters.
Every healer who chooses not to align themselves with the medical trust is labeled as a “dangerous quack” and an impostor by the greedy trust doctors. Every sanitarian who tries to heal the ill using natural methods rather than using lethal pharmaceuticals, disease-transmitting serums, lethal toxins, or vaccines is immediately attacked by these medical tyrants and fanatics, who criticize them harshly and punish them to the utmost degree.
To earn a degree, students must complete 4,496 hours at the Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, 4,000 hours at the Palmer Institute Chiropractic in Davenport, and five years of 1,000 hours each at the University of Natural Healing Arts in Denver. For graduation from the National College of Naprapathy in Chicago, you must complete 4,326 hours in the classroom. Nevertheless, the medico-drug cartel propagates the myth that practitioners of these three “heretic” sciences lack training or are untrained, whereas in fact this is because they treat their patients without the aid of medicines. In 1958, 63 physicians and osteopathic physicians took the Connecticut State Board’s basic science examination, including Nicholas P. Grimaldi, who had just graduated from the Lincoln Chiropractic College and was one of those “ill-trained” physicians. He received the highest score ever (91.6) on the Connecticut State Board exam ever received by a doctor.
The International Educational Board was established in 1927 as Junior Rockefeller’s own, private charity and endowed with $21,000,000 for a starter, to be lavished on foreign universities and politicians, with all the usual caveats. Rockefeller’s various “educational” activities had proven so profitable in the United States. The “new” Rockefeller image as a benefactor of humanity and his economic practices were to be exported through this Board. Nobody told the recipients that every dime the Rockefellers appeared to be flinging out the window would come back through the front door, bearing significant interest.
Rockefeller had always had a special interest in China, where Standard Oil supplied almost all of the kerosene and oil “for the lamps of China” and where it was almost the sole provider. So, assuming the role of the Great White Father who has come to impart wisdom on his lowly offspring, he contributed funds to establish the China Medical Board and to construct the Peking Union Medical College. The Rockefeller Foundation spent up to $45,000,000 damaging Chinese medicine by “westernizing” it.
Medical schools were told that if they wanted to take advantage of Rockefeller’s generosity, they had to persuade 500 million Chinese to abandon the centuries-old, safe, and effective herbal remedies prescribed by their barefoot doctors in favor of the pricey, teratogenic, and carcinogenic “miracle” drugs manufactured in the USA, which had to be constantly replaced with new ones when the deadly side effects could no longer be hidden. The Western wizards gave little thought to the millenarian effectiveness that had been demonstrated on humans.
The Rockefellers, however, abruptly lost interest in the health of the Chinese people when the Communists took control of China and trade was made impossible. Instead, they began to pay more and more attention to Japan, India, and Latin America.
“No honest examination of his career can arrive at any other conclusion than that he is a victim of what is arguably the most repulsive of all passions: the desire for money, defined as a goal. A money obsessive covertly, calmly, and continuously planning how to increase his wealth is not a pretty sight. He has transformed trade into a weapon of war and honeycombed it with evil deeds. He also refers to his large organization as a benefaction, citing his charitable giving and attendance at church as evidence of his moral uprightness. This is the worst possible behavior covered by religion. Hypocrisy is the only word that can describe it.
Ida Tarbell described John D. Rockefeller in her “History of the Standard Oil Company,” which was serialized in the widely read McClure’s Magazine in 1905. And since that occurred a number of years before the “Ludlow Massacre,” JDR had not yet reached the height of his notoriety. However, following World War II, it would have been difficult to find any criticism of JDR, Junior, who had followed in his father’s footsteps, or Junior’s four sons, who had all endeavored to follow in the footsteps of their famous forebears. The Family receives nothing but praise in the numerous encyclopedias of today that are available in public libraries in the West. How did this happen?
Ironically, JDR’s career’s two seemingly most negative incidents resulted in a significant POSITIVE shift that he himself was unable to predict. To wit:
According to the current Encyclopaedia Britannica, which Rockefeller long owned and had moved from Oxford to Chicago, Rockefeller “retired from active business” in 1911 after being found guilty of engaging in illegal business practices and being ordered to dissolve the Standard Oil Trust, which was made up of 40 corporations. This forced disintegration was to give his Empire increased power to a level unheard of in modern commercial history. The Trust had been a visible target up to that point. After that, it went underground, where it gained protection, continued to grow in strength, and was consequently unchallenged.
A specific 1914 incident, which had previously rendered JDR completely indifferent to public opinion, provided the second seeming bad experience that led him to downplay his own reputation.
The massacre at Ludlow
For the miners employed at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, one of the numerous businesses controlled by Rockefeller, the United Mine Workers had demanded increased pay and improved living circumstances.
The majority of the miners were immigrants from the poorest nations in Europe, and they resided in shacks provided by the corporation for exorbitant rent. Their meager pay ($1.68 per day) was given to them in writing that could only be redeemed at expensive corporation stores. Their children attended schools run by the firm, and the company libraries didn’t have any of the “subversive” literature that the Bible-thumping Rockefellers felt appropriate, like “Darwin’s Origin of the Species.” To keep the camp secure from the threat of unionization, the business had a team of investigators, mine guards, and spies on duty.
When the miners went on strike, JDR, Jr., who was at that point the company’s official leader, and his father’s sabre-rattling Baptist Reverend Frederick T. Gates, a director of the Rockefeller Foundation, refused to even engage in negotiations. They drove the strikers out of the shacks owned by the corporation, hired a thousand strike-breakers from the Baldwin-Felts detective agency, and convinced Governor Ammons to activate the National Guard to put an end to the strike.
Open combat followed. Guardsmen, miners, and their women and children, who had been camped out in tents since being evicted, were brutally murdered until the terrified Governor wired President Wilson for Federal Troops, who eventually crushed the strike, according to a report in The New York Times on April 21, 1914. At the time, The New York Times could already never be accused of being hostile to the Rockefeller interests.
The Greek strikers’ leader Louis Tikas was killed, and the Ludlow tent colony was completely destroyed by fire, following a 14-hour fight with Colorado National Guard soldiers in the Ludlow district today.
The next day, too:
The 14-hour struggle between state troops and coal miners in the Ludlow district, on the land of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, the Rockefeller holding, is believed to have left 45 dead (including 32 women and children), a score missing, and more than a score wounded. A story of horror unmatched in the annals of industrial warfare lies beneath the burned remains of the Ludlow. The women and children died like trapped rats as the flames swept over them in the holes that had been excavated for their defense against rifle fire. The bodies of ten children and two mothers were discovered in one hole this afternoon.
Following, there was such a widespread outcry that JDR made the difficult decision to recruit Ivy Lee, the most accomplished publicity agent in the nation, who was given the challenging task of restoring the tycoon’s bloody reputation.
Lee came up with a scheme to contribute enormous sums — none less than a million dollars — to renowned colleges, hospitals, churches, and charitable organizations after learning that the newly established Rockefeller Foundation had $100 million hanging about for promotional purposes. The proposal was approved. Likewise, millions were. And they garnered international attention because, back when the gold standard and cigars cost five cents each, there was a newspaper office adage that said, “A million bucks is always news.”
The cleverly worded medical reports on new “miracle” medications and “just-around-the-corner breakthroughs” began at that time and have persisted to this day. The gullible public quickly forgot or forgave the massacre of foreign immigrants for the dazzling display of generosity and philanthropy funded by the soaring Rockefeller fortune and going out to various “worthy” institutions with thunderous press fanfare.
Influence on Public Opinion Purchased
In the years that followed, Rockefeller money was used to buy, finance, or found newspapers as well as newsrooms as a whole. So when Time Magazine ran into financial troubles, J.P. Morgan bought it. Time Magazine was founded in 1923 by Henry Luce. The Time & Life Building, a pricey 14-story residence in Rockefeller Center, was constructed for them by the House of Rockefeller as soon as Morgan died and his financial empire collapsed. This opulent editorial plum was also acquired by the House of Rockefeller along with its sisters Fortune and Life.
In addition, Rockefeller shared ownership of Newsweek, Time’s “rival” publication. Newsweek was founded in the early years of the New Deal with funding provided by Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, the Harrimann family, and other House members and allies.
The Intellectuals: A Good Deal
JDR must have been shocked to learn how readily the so-called intellectuals could be purchased despite his inherent scepticism. They did in fact prove to be some of his best investments.
Rockefeller gained power over governments and politicians as well as the intellectual and scientific community by forming and generously funding his Education Boards at home and abroad, beginning with the Medical Power, the group that trains the contemporary medical men as priests of the New Religion. A stated opponent of the Rockefeller system has never received a Pulitzer, Nobel, or other prize with financial or reputation backing.
Henry Luce distinguished himself in his adoration of his sponsors while being the official creator and editor of Time Magazine and being heavily reliant on House advertising. The Ludlow Massacre was carried out by JDR’s son, who also acted as his father’s willing accomplice in some of the most heinous deeds. However, Junior was included in a feature piece in 1956’s “The Good Man” by Henry Luce that contained exaggerations like these:
“John D. Rockefeller Junior ranks as a true American hero, just as unquestionably as any general who has ever won a victory for an American army or any statesman who has triumphed on behalf of U.S. diplomacy, since his is a life of constructive social giving,” the author writes.
Since it continued to rely on advertising from the House of Rockefeller, it is obvious that the editorial board of Time was not given the option to alter its position even after Junior and Henry Luce passed away. Thus, Time stated in its obituary of Nelson A. Rockefeller, one of Junior’s sons, without laughing: “He was driven by a mission to serve, improve, and uplift his country.” Nelson A. Rockefeller had been one of the loudest hawks in the Vietnam War and other American wars, and he was personally responsible for the massacre of prisoners and hostages at Atticia prison.
When Prof. Peter Singer told the Italian judges that the Rockefeller Foundation was a humanitarian organization dedicated to doing good deeds, perhaps he had all of this in mind. One of their best efforts appears to be supporting Prof. Peter Singer, the foremost advocate for animal rights and protection, who maintains that vivisection is essential for medical advancement and has for more than 20 years refused to acknowledge the throngs of medical professionals who disagree.
Millions in Free Advertising
Another fascinating discovery in the Time story was that Singer “was pleasantly startled when Britannica contacted him to distil in around 30,000 words the discipline that is, at its heart, the methodical study of what we ought to do.” Singer was quoted as saying this many years ago. We’re now talking about sponsorship and patronage. They often refer to long-term gains rather than instant money.
Many years ago, Rockefeller purchased the Encyclopedia Britannica and brought it from Oxford to Chicago in order to give the University of Chicago and its medical school—the first one he founded—the much-needed luster they sorely required. Thanks to the global involvement of the Rockefeller Foundation and the media producers who are unable to oppose it, Peter Singer, the “world’s greatest animal defender,” receives millions of dollars in free publicity while keeping a door open to vivisection and the lucrative medical swindle.
From the Time article, we also learnt that Singer’s mother had practiced medicine in her native country. This information raises the possibility that tiny Peter ingested all of the Rockefeller family’s superstitions about vivisection through his mother’s milk.
Adapted from CIVIS Foundation Report No. 15, Fall-Winter 1993 CIVIS: POB 152, Via Motta 51-CH 6900, Massagno/Lugano, Switzerland