Power of Images
By Servando Gonzalez
January 23, 2018.
According to a Chinese saying, “an image
is worth a thousand words.” So, an image that has generated
several thousand words is a photo of ultra-capitalist David Rockefeller
warmly smiling while shaking hands with ultra-communist Fidel
Castro Several explanations have been advanced to explain this
seemingly obvious incongruence, all them unsatisfactory. How can
we explain this anomaly?
In his Memoirs, David deceptively refers
to this October 23, 1995, photo as the result of a chance encounter
with Castro at a reception commemorating the fiftieth anniversary
of the U.N. as his first one. According to David, he knew that
Castro wanted to meet him, but a convenient time had not been
At the formal reception hosted by Secretary-General
Boutros-Ghali at the U.N., Castro spotted me, charged across
the delegates’ lounge, and grabbed my hand, shaking it
warmly. I was chagrined, sensing the photo frenzy about to erupt.
But I smiled as the paparazzi snapped away. Predictably, the
photo of “the Capitalist and the Communist” appeared
on the front page of newspapers from Ankara to Zanzibar; and
just as predictably I was criticized for appearing with a man
considered one of the nation’s bitterest enemies.
In his Memoirs, David also mentioned
how he enjoyed meeting leaders of the most undemocratic, dictatorial
countries, such as Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu, Poland’s
Wojciech Jaruzelski, Paraguay’s Alfredo Stroessner, Algeria’s
Houari Boumedien, Zaire’s Mobutu Sese Seko, Chile’s
Augusto Pinochet, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Soviet Union’s
Nikita Khrushchev Last, but not least, he enjoyed visiting
his buddy Fidel Castro. No wonder some of his critics have said,
as David himself mentioned in his Memoirs, “David Rockefeller
has never met a dictator he didn’t like.” 
As he mentioned in his Memoirs, many people criticized
David for meeting Castro, but I haven’t found any criticism
of Castro shaking David’s hand, allegedly considered one
of Cuban tyrant’s bitterest enemies, so warmly and affectionately
as you can verify in the photo of their “chance” encounter.
Obviously, the love and admiration was mutual. I haven not found,
however, a single mention of the fact that, as David never met
a dictaor he didn’t like, Castro never met a member of the
Council of Foreign Relations he didn‘t like. Key CFR members
Castro loved were Herbert Matthews, Dean Acheson, Dan Rather,
Barbara Walters, Peter Peterson, Robert McNamara, George McGovern,
Jesse Jackson, Julia Sweig. John Kerry, William Rogers, and, of
course, David Rockefeller himself, who always maintained a cozy
relationship with the Cuban “Communist” tyrant.
But David was highly disingenuous. Actually, when he shook hands
with Castro he actually already had met Castro several times.
In April 1959, when Castro visited the CFR headquarters in New
York after he had grabbed power in Cuba mostly thanks to David
Rockefeller, he had a long private meeting with Castro. He
also had a long meeting with Castro in February 2001, when he
led a high-level CFR delegation visiting Cuba.
In February 2001, a high-level delegation of the Council on Foreign
Relations led by David Rockefeller visited Cuba and held a long
meeting with Castro. After the meeting, CFR chairman Peter Peterson
praised the Cuban leadership’s passionate commitment to
providing high education and health standards for its people.
“I suspect that Cuba is among the best educated countries
in the entire hemisphere,” he added.
Moreover, I found a source claiming that David’s first secret
meeting with Castro was in 1955, while preparing his expedition
to overthrow Cuban President Batista Unfortunately, I have
not found independent confirmation of this Castro-David meeting.
So, if David never met a tyrant he didn’t like, on his part
Castro never met a CFR member he didn’t like. Again, how
can we explain this oddity? Well, the answer is very simple; everything
was a hoax. Neither David Rockefeller was a Capitalist nor Fidel
Castro a Communist.
One of the best characteristics of capitalism is competition,
because competition brings choice and choice equals freedom. On
the contrary, monopoly capitalism hates competition. John D. Rockefeller
once said, “competition is a sin,” and he fought tooth
and nail to destroy competition by all means necessary. This was
a tradition inherited by both Nelson and David Rockefeller.
What most people ignore, though, is that monopoly capitalism is
not capitalism at all. It is either Fascism, in which the corporations
control the state, or communism, in which the state controls the
corporations. Aside from ideological considerations, the two
systems are quite similar, and in both the people get screwed
by the monopoly capitalists.
It seems, however, that the New World Order David and his fellow
co-conspirators envisioned is a mixture of the worst characteristics
of both Fascism and communism. Nevertheless, people are awakening,
and everything indicates that more and more people are becoming
aware that, fortunately, the NWO is dying. Nevertheless, we have
to be careful because, quoting again a Chinese saying, “the
most dangerous part of the dragon is its tail.”
Servando Gonzalez’ new book Partners in Crime: The Rockefeller,
CFR, CIA and Castro Connection to the Kennedy Assassination
has just been released.
1. The photo never appeared in the U.S. media and was kept hidden
from the public’s eye for long years. It was known relatively
recently when somebody posted it on the Internet.
2. David Rockefeller, Memoirs (New York: Random House,
2002), pp. 404-405.
3. Ibid., p. 222.
4. Ibid., p. 223.
5. Lawrence Shoup and William Minter, Imperial Brain Trust
(New York: Monthly Review Press, 1977), p. 42, and in Dan Smoot,
The Invisible Government (Dallas: The Dan Smoot Report,
1962), p. 18.
6. See Servando Gonzalez. Partners in Crime: The Rockefeller,
CFR, CIA and Castro Connection to the Kennedy Assassination
(Hayward, California: Spooks Books, 2017), pp. 177-180.
7. Pascal Fletcher “U.S. Policy Experts Encouraged by Talks
in Cuba,” Reuters (Havana), February 18, 2001.
Also, Rockefeller-led U.S. delegation cozies up to Castro. http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y01/feb01/23e11.htm
8. Fletcher, Ibid.,
9. Octavio Guerra, “The Cuban Conspiracy (Two): Castro &
Rockefeller,” HavanaSchool, October 1, 2010, https://havanaschooleng.blogspot.com/2010/10/cuban-conspiracy-two-castro-rockefeller.html?showComment=1485533239611#c558149597116512350
10. The presence of a charismatic leader is one of the characteristics
of Fascism. Mussolini, Hitler and Castro were charismatic, but
neither Lenin, Stalin nor Mao was charismatic.