Billionaire internationalist and philanthropist David Rockefeller died Monday at the age of 101. One of the most influential men of his time, Rockefeller had a direct hand in shaping global politics for many decades, but now his legacy looks very much uncertain.
Rockefeller was the Chief Executive Officer of The Chase Manhattan Bank for many years and cultivated a vast fortune through international banking. He had an estimated value of $3 billion at the time of his passing. Additionally, he gave billions of his money to charitable causes that have endeared him to millions across the world. However, it is his political legacy that has drawn ire from critics across the spectrum.
Rockefeller was the longest tenured member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), serving in various roles including Chairman for over seven decades. The CFR is believed by many to be a nucleus of elite power. The organization regularly pushes for foreign intervention, globalist trade deals, and other measures believed to harm the sovereignty of the United States and push the planet to a one-world government.
In his autobiography, Memoirs, Rockefeller even boasted about his plans saying, “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
Rockefeller perished without the certainty that his globalist order will be sustained. With Donald Trump as U.S. President and right-wing populist movements gaining steam elsewhere, globalism has gone from an unquestioned eventuality to a political punching bag. Globalism has lost one of its greatest defenders and advocates, at a time in which the fledgling ideology arguably needs it the most.