The Kimberley Hole
by Dee McLachlan
I have made another pilgrimage back to the country of my birth — South Africa — to see my family.
The first evening back, my brother extracts a book he is reading, “The Secret Society, Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order,” by Robin Brown. Well, it is no longer sitting on his bedside table — as I have purloined it and am now halfway through.
Cecil John Rhodes
The last time I was in Africa in 2015, students at Cape Town University (where I did my degree) were “decorating” Rhodes’s statue as a protest. One student poured a bucket of fowl smelling excrement over the statue. And before I left, they had removed Rhodes-in-bronze to the back of some storage warehouse.
And now, after reading half of Robin Brown’s book (The Secret Society) I have a slightly different view of Rhodes. No better — just different.
He was allegedly sent to Africa to improve his health, but I won’t touch on that as it is distraction.
After spending a short time at his brother’s remote cotton farm in Natal, he made the 650 kilometre journey north to Kimberley — to “the hell hole” — the diamond diggings.
What an extraordinary adventure it must have been.
The diamond diggings at Kimberley must have been wild. Colesberg Kopjie (hill) had been dug away and it was already a hole when Rhodes arrived at the age of 19. Hundreds of tents surrounded a pit of diamond diggers of all races. They dug the seams and hauled sand and clay up rickety ladders to hopefully make their fortunes. Typhus was prevalent and there were no amenities in this dusty hot place. It truly must have been a hard place to exist.
Cecil John Rhodes PC (1853 – 1902) was a British businessman, mining magnate and politician in South Africa, who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896.
Rhodes believed he was most fortunate — firstly he believed that he was born into a “superior” race, and secondly, he had arrived at a place where the earth was disgorging wealth beyond anyone’s wildest imaginings. He was obviously astute, and a natural and ruthless entrepreneur. From almost nothing he quickly became (in today’s terms) a billionaire.
But interestingly, becoming wealthy was not driving him. He had other ambitions, and even at the age of nineteen or twenty he was not only dreaming of turning over all Africa to the British, but was dreaming of global domination — a new world government.
A few years later, in “Confession of Faith” he wrote:
“Africa is still lying ready for us; it is our duty to take it. It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory and we should keep this one idea steadily before our eyes that more territory simply means more of the Anglo-Saxon race more of the best the most human, most honourable race the world possesses.” [my emphasis]
Rhodes has been called a quintessential racist by others, but I don’t believe that is important. Most invaders conquering the world were racist, and racism in many forms still exists everywhere. What sets Rhodes apart was that he was a thoroughbred elitist. He thought of himself belonging to a superior man — above all races and cultures, whatever colour.
Do you remember Dale Carnegie’s book, How To Win Friends And Influence People? Well Rhodes was the master of influencing people and winning friends — and very powerful friends at that — everyone from diamond magnate Barney Barnato to Nathan Rothschild.
Rhodes started by monopolizing the diamond business — forming De Beers Consolidated Mines — and once he was over the distraction of obtaining a second class degree at Oxford, his vision ventured north — with his plan to pillage and deliver Africa to the Empire. And in the process calling a country after himself.
Brown in his book (The Secret Society) claims that Rhodes and his influential “friends” (like the Rothschilds) were also in search of something more magical — the legends of gold at King Solomon’s mines.
The Secret Society
Brown claims Rhodes had aspirations of a world government when he was still a teenager. And the diamonds at Kimberley were only a means to an end. Many powerful men have had great aspirations, but with Rhodes it was different. He was going to create a world government in SECRET — through a secret society.
“To forward such a scheme what a splendid help a secret society would be, a society not openly acknowledged but who would work in secret for such an object.”
At the first meeting in Rhodes’s two room corrugated iron house there were a few politicians were members — and soon as Rhodes’s Secret Society had political clout. He won Griqualand West and eventually became Prime Minister. And as a powerful political leader he put his secret society first — before the people who had elected him. (Sounds similar to the two George Bush presidents and the Skull and Bones fraternity.)
The Secret Society remained secret from its inception and it was only in 1912 that Lewis Mitchell revealed its existence. — and in In his autobiography Mitchell recorded the first meeting of the Pyramid of Brothers.
Brown in his book (The Secret Society) cites W.T Stead — an investigative journalist and member:
“Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule… A society which should have its members in every part of the British Empire working with one object and one idea. Some of these men would be supported financially once they had been bound by an oath to serve the secret society.” [my emphasis]
Rhodes would eventually leave all his worldly wealth for the establishment, promotion and development of a secret society. And the secret society was to promote a one world government.
Interestingly he was writing and planning his will early in life. The first clause of the 1877 will bequeathed his wealth as follows:
“To and for the establishment, promotion and development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of British rule throughout the world, the perfecting of a system of emigration from the United Kingdom, and of colonisation by British subjects of all lands where the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labour and enterprise, and especially the occupation by British settlers of the entire Continent of Africa, the Holy Land, the Valley of the Euphrates, the Islands of Cyprus and Candia, the whole of South America, the Islands of the Pacific not heretofore possessed by Great Britain, the whole of the Malay Archipelago, the seaboard of China and Japan, the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire, the inauguration of a system of Colonial representation in the Imperial Parliament which may tend to weld together the disjointed members of the Empire and, finally, the foundation of so great a Power as to render wars impossible and promote the best interests of humanity.” [my emphasis]
In the book, Brown explains how the plan to settle the Holy Land came to fruition — and that Alfred Milner and Leopold Amery wrote the detail of the Balfour declaration (in 1917), and that it was a Rothschild that changed it from British settlers to a homeland for Zionists. It was only in 1937 that W. Ormsby-Gore (a member of the society) disclosed that the Balfour declaration was written by Milner, based on Rhodes’s Confession of Faith.
But why the secrecy?
Rhodes (L) and his secretary lover Johnny Grimmer (R) with their steward
Rhodes’s Sexual Persuasion
Despite strict libel laws, there were dire consequences for those caught in the homosexual act. However, it was clear that Rhodes was attracted to gay men — and that his sexual inclination determined the company he chose to keep.
The decorated General Gordon (Gordon of Khartoum) left no doubt that he was smitten with Rhodes, and Rhodes lived with Leander Starr Jameson in a humble untidy shack for several years. Brown writes:
“Rhodes’s loves and lovers included angels or lambs — the burly blue-eyed men who provided him solace”
In reading Brown’s book, it did strike me that maybe Rhodes’s sexuality — his homosexuality — may have had an enormous influence on how he operated, and why secrecy was his “thing.’
I will write a second part to this article, but what has struck me more than anything, is that Rhodes was dreaming of world government — a New World Order — from a dusty tin shack in the middle of no where — and not from a palatial estate in England.
I am sure Rhodes is only one of many authors of the New World Order — but it is very clear that these powerful people will do anything, pillage anything for their collective (secret) vision. The true elitist believes it is their duty to dominate — and to do it in secret.
Rhodes’s story tells us about the mindset of the super-elite and their modus operandi. And it is still happening today.
There are people in powerful political positions that belong to, or work for, secret societies that do not work in the interests of the people who elected them. And it is up to the people to prove treason.
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