In 1953 Norman Dodd accepted as Research Director for the House of Representatives Special Committee to Investigate Tax-exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations. The purpose of the committee, spelled out in the House resolution creating it, was to "determine which such foundations comparable and organizations are using their resources for un-American and subversive activities."
The panel, chaired by Representative Carroll Reese[R-Tenn.], decided at the outset to focus on the 12 largest foundations [Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller, and others] because they accounted for 70% of all foundation assets.
One of the committtee's first moves was to send a formal inquiry to the groups to be investigated. Upon recieving his copy of the inquiry, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [CEIP] president Joseph E. Johnson contacted Dodd by telephone and suggested that, instead of his answering all the questions, he would cooperate in having the committee send a stafff member to foundation headquarters to examine CEIP minute books. Dodd accepted the offer at once and assigned the task to attorney Kathryn Casey, instructing her to focus on the decade 1910-1919. Returning from her assignment shocked and dazed, she reported to Dodd and he summarized her findings as follows:
In the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about 1911] the trusties raised a question. "Is there any means known to man more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?" At the end of the year, they came to the conclusion that there was no more effective means to that end known to man. So, they then raised question Number 2, " How do we involve the United States in a war? [see Hearings, U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Special Committee to investigate Tax-exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations, 83rd Congress, second session, 1954; William H. MecLhany 11--The Tax Exempt Foundations [Westport, CT; Arlington House,1980]; The Hidden Agenda, A video presentationcontaing Norman Dodd's in person account [Westlake Village, CA.; American Media,1991]; and Rene A, Wormser, Foundations [New York, Devin- Adair Co. 1958].
The Reece Committee's work was abruptly terminated in 1954. But Dodd had gathered enough data to conclude the leaders of numerous large foundations had been using resources at their disposal to destroy the independence of the United States and create a world government ruled by themselves and like minded individuals.
Several reasons why these men wanted to "alter the life" of the people in the United States come to mind. They sought to change the American people's desire to stay out of the affairs of other nations; they wanted to compromise, even destroy, our nations independence; and their ultimate goal was to control all mankind through a world government they would establish. There was nothing patriotic in all this; the motive was solely and entirely a grandiose and sinister grab for power.
Kathryn Casey's work bared additional plans of the foundation's trustees. They pointed to Miss Casey's further discovery that the trustee's met in 1917 " and had the brashness to congratulate themselves on the wisdom of their original decision because already the impact of war had indicated it would alter life ...in this country." The trusteees were so committed to having war change America that they even had the audacity, said Dodd, "to dispatch a telegram to Mr. Wilson cautioning him to see that the war did not end to quickly.
According to Dodd, Miss Casey also came upon information showing that these same trustees later secured financial help from the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and other foundations for two additional purposes: to gain influence over the State Department and to gain control over American education as a way of insuring that " there would be no reversion to life in this country as it existed' prior to world war one.
Taken from "Changing Commands" The Betrayal of America's Military by John F. McManus.
And so came about the beginning of the dumbing down of American children and the government schools and the use of war "to alter the life of the American people.