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Cecil John Rhodes and His Drive for Secrecy and Domination


big-holeThe 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.

rhodesCecil 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.

Powerful Friends

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-1Rhodes (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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  1. It is amazing to me any one should be shocked at covert initiations and secret forming of groups usually at colleges and universities, a very good program on this recently with ABC TV, on “hazing” this consists of degrading acts of rituals that have been known to be the cause of death through initiating rituals, this ceremony are for the benefit of what some may call “the old school tie” forming contacts that assist those who are passes in to this group also known by various names such as The Brotherhood, a curious condition such as entering the exhaust pipe as part of the ritual is not uncommon, you may wonder why so many from going into Uni, come out the other end bent? often the rituals are what deemed as all part to common as to degrade women in sexually explicit acts?
    I suggest the ideology of Rhodes as a superior race is extremely common, our Prime Minister Turnbull could not have acquired he’s wealth through a honest days work as a result of work in a dubious banking organization in America defrauding million of dollars from the unwary but laundering this through the banking system came to become initiated and groomed as Prime minister of Australia? I am not saying he should be seen as a case of special investigation as much as same with Rhodes is all part of a culture now so widely part of every day society as to be the normal and the legacy of an inbuilt part of our culture as to those who are unaware of this condition a surprise?
    I will put forward my belief as why this endemic condition is some what a curse upon our planet and our survival? the degree of the inability of humans to maintain a sense of morality becomes the problem, the drive to become a person to get on? as many see the destruction of places such as Syria, and we can see Assad as being processed through the educational system as a example of this, the billionaires now prolific can do almost nothing or may be all part of the destruction of wild life such as the elephants and rhinos of Africa.
    We see in the quest of individuals to become all part of the superior race a blindness that cannot see the destruction or our planet, the lack of empathy and connectedness is apparent to those who are not part of the quest of becoming some one who needs love and adoration and the status of the pop star.

    • Malvolio:

      “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and
      some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”


      Be afraid of badness. Some are born bad, some achieve badness, and some have badness thrust upon ’em.

  2. I recalll part of an address by G. Edward Griffin on Uncle Cecil many years back in Sydney during which he addressed Cecil’s agenda. It corroborated much of Dee’s partial account above.
    In due course Dee may come across part of Griffin’s expose’, being to the best of my recollection this small section below.
    In about 1920 the Cecil ‘rogues’ approached university professors and sought to have them rewrite history according to the Rhode’s agenda. In those times university professors were true academics and refused their request. So Cecil’s crew set about creating professors to be advanced and created on condition that the agenda was followed. Thus the Rhodes scholarship was used accordingly. Also of course for political advancement to promote the one world government.
    Now we can see from Dr. DAY’S address in March 1969 the outcome of half a century of manipulation (to 1969) of the agenda and their fascist intentions.
    In short, beware the Rhodes Rogues; academic, commercial and political and their placement as traitors amongst our society…….. they are following the agenda …… in secret and with 30 pieces of silver in their pockets.

      • Pulling down a statue of Rhodes shouldn’t be construed as anything more than an attempt to conceal the foundational principles of a worldwide education/control system.

        The truth is that nobody can impart any form of knowledge to anybody without inculcating a particular worldview. Extreme wariness needs to be applied to any establishment that relies on any form of government support.

    • Ned, your dead right on this issue. Recently a very good friend of mine passed away, who was a Rhodes Scholar, he worked for the Government railways in W.A. and eventually became the secretary of the Engine drivers, Fireman’s and Cleaners Union of W.A. a position he held until his retirement. I shared some of his experiences in the Industrial Commission of W.A. and as he took me under his wing, began to understand how corrupt our system of Government is. He used to explain to me, the whole idea of his scholar ship was to wean him away from his fellow workers and become part of the establishment, however he was far to altruistic and whenever he saw the underhanded dealings of Government he saw red, and set out to correct the wrongs being done to his fellow workers.
      There was a case here, when the state was totally reliant upon the coal industry, and the drivers were being played by the Government because the locomotives they had bought were causing serious loss of lives in crashes, for which the drivers were always held accountable. Eventually, they went on strike which lasted for 6 months or more, if I remember correctly, ultimately winning their case and the said locomotives were scrapped and no more lives were lost.
      He was also responsible for advising me, that RELIGION played a major part in the beurocracy of the Government, something I found hard to accept. However, by following his instructions when submitting applications to the Industrial Commission to certain individuals of a certain religious persuasion, I discovered he was 100 % spot on. That blew me away, totally.
      Sadly, he has passed on now and the information he had gathered over the years is lost as well, to the detriment of all West Australians.
      He most certainly was a problem for the Rhodes system, a renegade, using the training and education he was granted for the good of his fellow workers and not the System.

    • The Rhodes mob, according to the Griffin adress, run and finance most of our alleged ‘think tanks’ that the controlled mass media promote as a impartial and a objective view of current events to control public perceptions of our current events. ( Iraq war, now Syria etc.)
      One could address all night on the subject …. it is a controlled mass media deceit of our country and citzens (paid for by the citizens financing the mass media and its advertizers) for example; to join the ‘coalition of the killing’ promoted by Dr. Howard. ( per such promotion by the University of Sydney last week ….. so for the success of Mr Rhodes in academia!)
      Controlled treasonous alleged think tank spokesman are the criminals who promote the world fascist agenda with duped journalists (?) and the radio shock jock brigage supported on private and ‘our’ ABC and SBS.
      In the smh way back, (say two years) Kruger (?) Questioned in his smh column, the Sydney Institute (Henderson and wife mob) and who funded it. The report died away, no answer reported from the SI.
      Try and get a considered response from the Sydney Institute on questions concerning 911. One may as well get ‘ABC Faine’ or Josh Frydenbgurg MP to address the issue! Fat chance.
      Gumshoe; the arseholes are no doubt monitering all this: to them; you really are stuffing your kids and grandchildren’s futures and condeming them to fascist surfdom.
      Well done! HAPPY?

  3. For consideration of gumshoe readers.
    The Empire of the City

    The City States of ‘The Vatican’, ‘The District of Columbia’ and ‘The City of London’ form one interlocking Empire.
    These three City State CORPORATIONS control the world economically, through the City of London Corporation, Militarily, through Washington DC and Spiritually, through The Vatican.
     They pay no taxes
     Are under no National Authority
     Have their own Independent Flag
     Have their own Separate Laws
     Have their own Police Force
     They have totally Independent Identities from the rest of the world.
    The three stars shown on the flag of The District of Columbia indicates the three city States, one for each City in the Empire.

    City of London Vatican City Washington District of Columbia
    This geo-strategic triangle serves as power base for the Global Management Team.

    Washington DC
    United States President Obama, as others before him, operates as the “Vassal King” taking orders from “The City of London” through the RIIA (Royal Institute of International Affairs).
    The constitution for the District of Columbia operates under tyrannical Roman law known as “Lex Fori” which bears no resemblance to US Constitution. When congress passed the act of 1871 it created a separate corporation known as THE UNITED STATES and corporate government for the District of Columbia. This treasonous act allowed the District of Columbia to operate as a corporation outside the original constitution of the United States and outside of the best interests of American citizens.

    City of London Inc.
    Becoming a Sovereign State in 1694, when King William lll of Orange privatized and turned the Bank of England over to the Private Bankers. By 1812, Nathan Rothschild crashed the English stockmarket and scammed control of the Bank of England.
    Today, the City State of London is the world’s financial Power Center and the wealthiest square mile on the planet.
    It houses;
     Rothschild controlled ‘Bank of England’
     Lloyds of London
     The London Stock Exchange
     All British Banks
     The Branch offices of 384 Foreign Banks
     70 USA Banks
     Fleet Streets Newspaper and Publishing Monopolies
     Headquarters for Worldwide Freemasonry
     Headquarters for the worldwide money cartel known as ‘THE CROWN’
    It is not part of London or England or the British Commonwealth.

    The Vatican Inc.
    The Vatican’s colossal wealth includes enormous investments with the Rothschilds in Britain and France and the USA and with giant oil and weapons corporations like ‘Shell’, ‘British Petroleum’ and ‘General Electric’.
    The Vatican’s’ SOLID GOLD BULLION worth Billions, is stored with the Rothschild controlled ‘Bank of England’ and the USA ‘Federal Reserve Bank’.
    The Catholic Church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence, possessing more material wealth than any Bank, Corporation, Giant Trust or Government anywhere on the globe.
    The Pope who is the visible ruler of this colossal global wealth, is one of the richest Men on earth.
    While two thirds (2/3) of the world earns less then $2 a day and one fifth (1/5) of the world is underfed or starving to death, the Vatican hoards the worlds wealth, profits from it on the stockmarket and at the same time preaches about giving.
    During World War ll, The Vatican was criticized for supporting Hitler and his Nazi regime. To this day, the Vatican is still under investigation for plundering Nazi Gold from the Swiss Bank accounts of Jewish Holocaust victims.
    Over the past five decades, more than 1500 Priests and Bishops have been identified in the sexual assault of 10’s of thousands of boys and girls in their trusting congregations and orphanages.

    1. Why is this FILTHY RICH INSTITUTION preaching spiritual values, poverty and chastity while Cardinals, Priests and Bishops cover up their crimes of sexual abuse?
    2. Why has the Church fought and resisted the compensation claims of their sexually, emotionally, spiritually traumatized victims?

    Here’s an excellent article that’s uncovered the realities of the double standards we live in today;

  4. Dear Gumshoers,
    Her Bossness is out of range again. (Maybe on the veldt? Maybe filming hyenas, as is her wont?) And I am not allowed to post (for fear of blowing up the website). So let’s all take a day off.
    A new holiday: Cinco October.

    Or, if you can’t bear to shut up, just write in this thread.

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