“How Big Oil Made The World” is the amazing contribution of investigative journalism by James Corbett, which reveals the huge influence of the oil industry in shaping and controlling the world as we know it.
“From agriculture through pharmaceuticals, diesel trucks, plates, pipes to plastic products, it is hard to imagine a field of everyday life that would not be affected by the petrochemical industry.
The Oil Story is the story of a modern world. It is the story of those who have helped create this world and how “oil-igarchy” has reached the monopoly of life itself. “
Corbett describes in detail the dirty history of today’s “oligarchy”. Although Rockefeller’s name is almost well known to everybody, little can even tell the true story of how this man came to power.
Big Oil – oil industry based on betrayal and fraud
As Corbett writes, some details of the Big Oil story are generally known. Others are unclear. The story begins in the countryside of the New York state at the beginning of the 19th century.
William Avery Rockefeller is hiding under the imaginary name of “Dr. Bill Livingston “as a true” snake oil salesman “(note: in the 19th century, the US was a man who wandered and sold all over, but in fact it was a mixture of substances with zero effect).
Neither a doctor, nor a cancer expert, Rockefeller, alias “Dr. Livingston, alias Devil Bill, wandered through the side streets of the country to deceive people to buy his “Rock Oil” – a tonic for the treatment of cancer.
According to Corbett, it was nothing more than “an inexpensive mixture of laxative and oil that was completely without effect”.
William Avery Rockefeller was the father of many children he had made with three women. Under the name of Livingston, he was hiding on charges of rape in 1849.
One of his children was John D. Rockefeller, who became the world’s first billionaires after he founded Standard Oil.
As Corbett states: “If he just did not leave or disappear for a few years, [William Avery Rockefeller] taught his children the trickery tricks he used in trading.
Once he praised his educational methods: My boys are always deceiving when they can. I want them to be bright …
The world we live in is the one Devil Bill has created for his painting. It is a world based on betrayal, deception and naivety of mankind, who has never seen Rockefellers’ tricks and the like, even though they have been applying them for 150 years to shape the world. “
The birth of the oil industry
Another character of the story with a similar dubious background is “Colonel” Edwin Drake. He was an unemployed train driver who managed to secure work at the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company by accidental meeting the founders of George Bissell and James Townsend at the hotel.
The title “Colonel” was given to him by Bissell and Townsend, believing that he could help “get the local population”, as he continued his business and worked for Seneca Oil, a company that produced oil from petroleum (kerosene, used as lamp oil).
His job was to get enough oil to make the business profitable. However, this was more demanding than originally expected, as the methods used helped them to recover only a few gallons of oil.
Finally, he attempted to shake the rocky ground to get more supplies of this raw material.
August 28, 1859 – literally the day he missed the last funds – oil actually started to run out of the ground. This is how the new industry was born.
It did not take long, and households and factories around the world used lamp oil made from this raw material, and all prospectors moved to Pennsylvania to search for “black gold.”
Among them was John D. Rockefeller, a Cleveland accountant, who, according to Corbett, had two ambitions: “Earn $ 100,000 and live for 100 years.”
With a $ 1000 loan from his father, “Devil Bill,” John D. Rockefeller made his fortune.
Monopol Standard Oil
After several partnerships and mergers in seven years, John D. Rockefeller finally founded the Standard Oil of Ohio in 1870. The report states:
“A year later, he quietly applied what he called ‘our plan’ – his campaign to control the entire oil industry – to devastating consequences. Rockefeller knew that the oil supplier with the lowest transport costs would put his competitors on their knees.
He entered a secret alliance with the railways, also called the South Improvement Company. In exchange for large and regular supplies, Rockefeller and his allies secure far lower freight rates than their competitors.
Ida Tarbell, the daughter of one of the oil industry’s men, mentions how men like her father could not understand what happened: ‘In the oil mining industry, a disturbing rumor began to spread,’ she wrote.
Freight rates have increased … What’s more … all members of the South Improvement Company – a company that no one has heard of before – were an exception. … There was a single word from every mouth, and that was a ‘plot’. “
When he was 40 years old, John D. Rockefeller ruled 90% of the world’s oil refineries. In the course of a few years (early 1980s), 90% of oil sales and one third of all oil wells dominated.
He held an international monopoly on what was to become the most important commodity in the world economy.
Several other wealthy families, including the Nobel, the Rothschilds, the Royal Dutch family, and William Knox D’Arcy, the millionaire who first used oil in Perzheim, walked in Rockefeller walks.
All the early “oil barons” mentioned were incredibly rich. And while billions of people have become dependent on oil in virtually every aspect of life, they have gained tremendous power and influence.
It is true that there was no premeditated manipulation of early “oligarchs”, oil could replace other sources.
The end of the electric car and other fortune hits
The invention of electric bulbs caused a drop in lamp oil sales and temporarily threatened the oil monopoly.
However, lamp oil replaced the demand for gasoline that served to propel a two-stroke combustion engine. Its discoverer was German engineer Karl Benz.
Benz Motorwagen became the first commercially available car in 1888, and the profits from the oil industry were once again secured. This, however, did not guarantee the continuity of the monopoly.
The first electric car was set to light the world in 1884 and until 1897 electric cars in London were enjoying great popularity. At the beginning of the 20th century, 28% of all cars sold in the US were up to 28%.
Corbett adds: “Electricity has several advantages over the combustion engine: these cars did not need either a control lever or a hand crank, and did not cause noise, noise or smell, like gasoline cars.
The fortune also hit January 10, 1901, when oil watchers encountered oil at Spindletop in eastern Texas.
Strong oil spills gave up to 100,000 barrels per day, triggering a new oil boom that provided the US market with enough cheap oil and pushed fuel prices down.
It did not take long and expensive electric cars that could pass only “short” distances, soon disappeared and the streets controlled the petrol engines … “
Interestingly, what had originally stopped John D. Rockefeller’s unrestricted power made him the first billionaire in the world.
Increasing his wealth resulted in his being hunted, and on 15 May 1911 the Supreme Court of the United States declared Standard Oil a monopoly “limiting trade” and ordered his dissolution.
However, the division of the company into several smaller units triple the value of Standard Oil shares. Within a few days, Rockefeller’s wealth equaled nearly 2% of the total economy of the United States.
“For the” oiligarchs, “the lesson of Rockefeller’s constant rise was clear: the more this monopoly was persecuted, the more firmly its control was taken, the greater the taste of power and money, and the sweetest the reward at the end.
From now on, nothing could derail the oil “gentlemen” from their journey for complete control. They did not tolerate any rivals. They did not let anything be jeopardized. “
Untiring destruction of competition
Although the electric car has been successfully eliminated, it has helped to secure the gains for Big Oil, but another competitor appeared on the horizon: alcohol.
Henry Ford designed his Model T car to work on gasoline or alcohol. He said that anything that can be fermented can be used as propellant.
Fuel options were therefore open and offered a wide range of alternatives. However, the oil industry has again been able to eliminate competition, and this time it was supporting the alcohol movement and the creation of the Prohibition Party in 1869.
Even though he avoided Rockefeller’s alcohol, his main interest was not to raise morale in the US.
The prohibition served its agenda by creating complicating restrictions for ethanol producers, and since ethanol production has become increasingly costly, its potential use as a fuel alternative has ceased to be attractive.
Car makers problems
When a high-compression engine developed, car makers began to experience constant problems with car performance. The problem has been dealt with by General Motors, who has found that the problem is fuel-related.
General Motors tried out around 15,000 different combinations of elements to find a solution that would remove the knock in the engine.
It was found that it was enough to add benzene from coal to gasoline. The same was true of the addition of grain alcohol. By adding 10% alcohol to gasoline, the fuel quality increased and the engine tapped less.
However, it has also brought other benefits. Such as clean combustion that eliminated carbon black, and increased engine performance without knocking.
Continuing research, General Motors, however, found that by adding lead to gasoline, they created an “ideal anti-diesel propellant”.
Ideal mainly because production of lead – tetraethylol additive allowed them to make the most profits.
Adding alcohol to gasoline, the oil industry would lose 10-20% of oil sales, depending on the amount of alcohol added.
By adding lead, the oil industry had another product to control. Standard Oil has teamed up with General Motors to form a huge corporation known as Ethyl Corporation.
Leaded gasoline has become a norm, and over the next 80 years, a huge number of people have been affected by this neurotoxic fuel additive, and the health of many people has been damaged.
The reason was nothing but the lucrative people who wanted to make the most of it.
Big Oil secretly bought public transport systems and destroyed them
In 1936, Standard Oil and General Motors also participated in the reform of public transport. Only 10% of Americans owned the car, and most urban residents relied on trolleybuses.
Trams and trolleys were replaced by gasoline buses, which made the oil industry even better positioned within the US economy. Corbett writes: “The Cartel had a great interest in keeping their share in the National City Lines secret, but the public knew about it in 1946 … by Edwin J. Quinby …
He revealed that the oligarchs owned shares in National City Lines and their subsidiaries and explained in detail how they gradually purchased and destroyed public transport lines in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Louis and other big cities …
In 1947, National City Lines was charged with conspiracy to create a transport monopoly and also to monopolize bus transport and supply.
In 1949 General Motors, Firestone, Standard Oil of California and their directors and owners were condemned for the second time.
What was the punishment for the redemption and dismantling of US public transport infrastructure? A fine of $ 5,000. H.C. Grossman, former director of Pacific City Lines at the time the Los Angeles Pacific Energy System ($ 100 million) scrapped, got fine $ 1. “
Subsequently, the rail system was undermined. In 1953, President General Motors, Charles Wilson, was appointed Minister of Defense.
Wilson, together with Francis DuPont, chief road manager, launched the largest construction project in US history – the creation of an interstate highway system.
As a result, rail transport dropped by 84% in the years 1945 and 1964 and the private ownership of cars and the sale of gasoline increased – which increased by 300% over the same period of time.
Similar things have been done in Europe, which once again helped strengthen oil business. Crude oil has become the main fuel for the future.
The report also highlights the gas gaps that the US caused in the early 1970s with huge financial problems.
It also reveals how the Bilderberg Group, created by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in 1954, has successfully created a new financial system built on petrodollars.
This system has enabled the oligarch to have an unprecedented control of the economy.
At that time, the people hated John D. Rockefeller. But that changed when Ivy Ledbetter Lee started working with him. This man is considered the founder of PR (public relations) as we know him today.
John D. was filmed to give money to the poor and was publicly portrayed as a loving and dear man with a good heart. Today it’s very hot, but then simple tricks really worked.
But Rockefeller needed to go even further to really get public trust.
As Corbett writes: “To gain the public, he decided to give them what they wanted. And it was not difficult to find out what people want: money. But just like his father, Devil Bill, who taught him all the business, Rockefeller has not forgotten to make this move a good one, especially for him.
While he has provided his wealth for the creation of public institutions, these institutions have the task of bending society according to his ideas.
As every potential ruler in history finds, society has to change from the ground up. Americans still enjoyed education and intellectual interests in the 19th century … with a remarkable literacy rate of 93 to 100%.
Before being enrolled for compulsory education in Massachusetts in 1852, education was private and decentralized, and the result of changes was … the expanded solid foundations of knowledge from history and science.
The individualists’ minds, who think alone, have been warned by monopolists. The oligarchs needed a mass of obedient workers … “
Take control over education
John D. Rockefeller’s first charitable act was the founding of the University of Chicago. It was followed by a $ 180 million donation for the establishment of the General Education Council.
Despite what you may think, this generosity has nothing to do with promoting further education. Its purpose was to control and weaken education.
Frederick Taylor Gates has become a trusted ally. In “The Country School of Tomorrow,” Gates introduces the Rockefeller Plan to Education for Future Americans:
“We have unlimited possibilities in our dreams, and people are submitting humblely and letting us lead our shaping hand.
Contemporary education conventions are getting out of our minds; and unrestricted by tradition, we will gladly support grateful and obedient people. We will not seek to make these people or their children philosophers, scholars or scientists.
We do not want them to get writers, speakers, poets or sages. Also we will not be looking for great artists, painters, musicians.
We will not have any sign of trying to pick out among them the lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians and statesmen we have enough. “
And how is it all related to natural medicine?
The American education system was followed by other transforming and shaping programs on the background of which oil stood.
One of them was a scheme to change the teaching of American history in order to promote collectivism as well as the program that culminated in the transformation of medical practice.
At that time, naturopathic herbal medicine prevailed, and Rockefeller decided to shift the medical industry towards the use of drugs made from oil.
For this purpose, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, led by Simon Flexner, was founded in 1901.
“His brother Abraham, a teacher, has signed a contract with the Carnegie Foundation. This has committed him to write a report evaluating the current state of the US medical education system.
His study called ‘The Flexner Report’, along with the hundreds of millions of US dollars that had been scattered by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation in the years to come, has resulted in extensive reworking of the American health system.
Naturopathic and homeopathic medicine, medical care consisting of non-patentable and uncontrollable natural medicines has been labeled as charlatan; serious drug-based allopathic medicine was taken seriously, requiring costly medical procedures and long hospital stays …
The Carnegie, Morgan and Rockefeller Foundation financed surgical operations, irradiation and synthesis of synthetic drugs.
They were the basis for a new ‘medical economy’ … Oligarchy created the entire medical industry from its own research centers. Then sold its own petroleum products as a ‘drug’. “
Taking over the dominance over the US financial system and creating a food monopoly
The financial power of these oil giants is virtually unthinkable today. But their real goal was to control the entire financial system.
This eventually succeeded in creating a Federal Reserve System. It was created in 1913 after a secret meeting at Jekyll Island. All details were agreed upon at this meeting.
John D. Rockefeller Jr., Senator Nelson Aldrich and several representatives of the banking sector attended the event.
In the 1950s, James Stillman Rockefeller, the grandson of brother John D., the managing director of National City Bank, became James Stillman Rockefeller while David Rockefeller, grandson of John D., took over Chase Manhattan Bank. Still, they were not happy.
“Leaping from success to success in consolidating monopolies in all areas of human activity the oligarchs’ ambition has even increased.
This time, their goal was to take over control of the world’s food supply and once again seal their eyes with their “humanity”. This is to hide that they are taking over another business, “explains Corbett.
The Rockefeller Foundation funded the Green Revolution, which introduced oil based agricultural chemicals. They quickly transformed agriculture in the US and abroad.
President Lyndon Johnson’s “Food for Peace” program has mandated US-backed countries to use oil-dependent technologies and chemicals.
Countries that could not afford it financially received financial loans from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
According to Corbett, the “Gene Revolution” followed:
“The players involved in the ‘Gene Revolution’ are almost the same, who also figured in the Green Revolution, including I.G. Farben and their divisions, Bayer CropScience and BASF Plant Science, which associate with traditional oligarchy-related affiliates such as Dow AgroScience, DuPont Biotechnology and, of course, Monsanto. All funds the Rockefeller Foundation … “
Finally, the last game: Monopolization of Life
Corbett is impressive. He has again been able to seize an incredible amount of information in such a compact timeframe as is humanly possible.
This article captures only a glimpse of the many details Corbett brings in his excellent report.
This story helps us to understand that if we do not know what’s going on here. We’ll be lying around all the time. It is because the end of the oil oligarchy has not come yet – we’re waiting for them to let us win this game.
In conclusion, Corbett writes:
“Taking control of education, medicine, finance and food supplies proves that the goal was much more than to create a common oil monopoly: it was an effort to monopolize all aspects of life, to build a perfect system of control over every aspect of society, every sector from which it could to assume any danger in the form of competition trying to gain their power … The oligarchs have not yet finished.
Their next project, launched at the end of the 20th century, is too ambitious to be able to understand it … This is a monopoly of life itself.
They have been preparing for her for decades, and the riches of breath have been collected to fulfill this task.
And the vast majority of the world’s population still plays the “shells” that the oligarchs have improved and left long ago. And it is ready to go back into their power. “