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I read with interest Sunday's anecdotal monograph on the Trilateral Commission. Perhaps a quote from two of the aforementioned members would be of interest.

David Rockefeller, 15-year chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and founder of the Trilateral Commission, said, "Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded, not only in producing a more efficient and dedicated administration but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. . . . The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history."In a letter he sent to the Kremlin in November 1977 he said, "My congratulations on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the October Revolution."

Very congenial acclamation considering those two governmental monoliths have massacred over 85 million of their own people collectively.

From Zbigniew Brzezinski's book "The Technotronic Era": "The Technotronic Era is now in an information revolution based on amusement focus, spectator spectacles which provide an opiate for an increasingly purposeless mass. At the same time, the capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert almost continuous control over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date files, containing even the most personal details about health and personal behavior of every citizen in addition to the more customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. Power will gravitate into the hands of those who control information. Our existing institutions will be supplanted by precrisis management institutions, the task of which will be to identify in advance likely social crises and to develop programs to cope with them. This will encourage tendencies through the next several decades toward a technotronic era, a dictatorship leaving even less room for political procedures as we know them."

Those are pretty cogent words for men outside of government who, of course, have no real influence on public policy.

Brent Preece