“How Big Oil Made The World” is the amazing contribution of investigative journalism by James Corbett on the operations of John D. Rockefeller and the Rockefeller Foundation, which reveals their huge influence on the oil industry and 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-oligarchy” has reached the monopoly of life itself. “
James Corbett describes the dirty history of today’s “oligarchy“.
Big Oil – oil industry based on betrayal and fraud
The story begins in the countryside of the New York state at the beginning of the 19th century.
William Avery Rockefeller was hiding under the imaginary name of “Dr. Bill Livingston,” as a true “snake oil salesman.”
Rockefeller was neither a doctor nor a cancer expert. “Dr. Livingston, alias Devil Bill, and 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 James Corbett, it was nothing more than “an inexpensive mixture of laxative and oil that was complete without effect”.
William Avery Rockefeller was the father of many children. He had made them with three women. He was hiding under the name Livingston to escape charges of rape in 1849.
John D. Rockefeller was one of his children, who became the world’s first billionaire after he founded Standard Oil and the oil industry.
As James 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.
He once praised his educational methods; my boys are always deceiving when they can. I want them to be bright …
Devil Bill has created the world we live in 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 and Rockefeller’s ambition
“Colonel” Edwin Drake is another character of the story with a similar dubious background. 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.
Bissell and Townsend gave him the title “Colonel”, 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 – the day he missed the last funds – oil 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.” Today, the world demands almost 100 million barrels of crude per day.
John D. Rockefeller among them; a Cleveland accountant, who, according to James Corbett, had two ambitions: “Earn $ 100,000 and live for 100 years.”
John D. Rockefeller made his fortune with a $ 1000 loan from his father, “Devil Bill.”
Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
John D. Rockefeller finally founded the Standard Oil of Ohio in 1870, after several partnerships and mergers in seven years. 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. Rockefeller and his allies secured far lower freight rates than their competitors, in exchange for large and regular supplies.
Ida Tarbell, the daughter of one of the oil industry’s men, mentions how men like her father could not understand what happened: She wrote ‘in the oil mining industry, a disturbing rumor began to spread.’
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’.”
John D. Rockefeller ruled 90% of the world’s oil refineries when he was 40 years old. In the course of a few years (early 1980s), 90% of oil sales and one-third of all oil wells.
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.
There was indeed 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 produced in the US were electric.
James 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 petrol engines controlled the streets … “
Interestingly, what had originally stopped John D. Rockefeller’s unrestricted power and control made him the first billionaire in the world.
How Rockefeller increased his wealth through monopoly
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 oligarchs, “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 a 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.
Carmakers problems … a gain for Rockefeller
When a high-compression engine was developed, carmakers 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 the production of lead – tetraethyl 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 a 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. James 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 fined $ 1.”
The rail system was undermined, subsequently. The president of General Motors, Charles Wilson, was appointed Minister of Defense in 1953.
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.
Similar things have been done in Europe, which once again helped strengthen the 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 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. He is considered as the founder of PR (public relations) as we know today.
John D. Rockefeller 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 worked.
But Rockefeller needed to go even further to get public trust.
As James 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 to control it. Americans still enjoyed education and intellectual interests in the 19th century … with a remarkable literacy rate of 93 to 100%.
Education was private and decentralized before being enrolled for compulsory education in Massachusetts in 1852, and the result of changes expanded 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 … “
Rockefeller controls education
John D. Rockefeller’s first charitable act was the founding of the University of Chicago. He followed that up by donating $ 180 million 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 humbly 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 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. In 1901, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was founded. Simon Flexner led that.
“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.
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 research centers. Then sold its petroleum products as a ‘drug’. “
Rockefeller controlling 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 in 1913, after a secret meeting at Jekyll Island.
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.
Their goal was to take over control of the world’s food supply and seal their eyes with their “humanity”. This is to hide that they are taking over another business, “explains James 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 of the Rockefeller Foundation … “
Finally, the last game: Rockefeller to monopolize life?
James 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 James 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, James 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.
And the vast majority of the world’s population still plays the “shells” that the oligarchs have improved. And it is ready to go back into their power. “