The Sea Island Conspiracy

By Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

United States -( Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets.

Apple's Tim Cook, Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster's Sean Parker, Tesla Motors' Elon Musk, and other members of the super-rich were jetting in to the exclusive Georgia resort, ostensibly to participate in the annual World Forum of the American Enterprise Institute.

Among the advertised topics of discussion: “Millennials: How Much Do They Matter and What Do They Want?”

That was the cover story.

As revealed by the Huffington Post, Sea Island last weekend was host to a secret conclave at the Cloisters where oligarchs colluded with Beltway elites to reverse the democratic decisions of millions of voters and abort the candidacy of Donald Trump.

Among the journalists at Sea Island were Rich Lowry of National Review, which just devoted an entire issue to the topic: “Against Trump,” and Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the Trumphobic New York Times.

Bush guru Karl Rove of FOX News was on hand, as were Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lindsey Graham, dispatched by Trump in New Hampshire and a berserker on the subject of the Donald.

So, too, was William Kristol, editor of the rabidly anti-Trump Weekly Standard, who reported back to comrades: “The key task now, to … paraphrase Karl Marx, is less to understand Trump than to stop him.”

Kristol earlier tweeted that the Sea Island conclave is “off the record, so please do consider my tweets from there off the record.”
Redeeming itself for relegating Trump to its entertainment pages, the Huffington Post did the nation a service in lifting the rug on “something rotten in the state.”

What we see at Sea Island is that, despite all their babble about bringing the blessings of “democracy” to the world's benighted, AEI, Neocon Central, believes less in democracy than in perpetual control of the American nation by the ruling Beltway elites.

If an outsider like Trump imperils that control, democracy be damned. The elites will come together to bring him down, because, behind party ties, they are soul brothers in the pursuit of power.

Something else was revealed by the Huffington Post — a deeply embedded corruption that permeates this capital city.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a 501(c)(3) under IRS rules, an organization exempt from U.S. taxation.
Million-dollar corporate contributions to AEI are tax-deductible.

This special privilege, this freedom from taxation, is accorded to organizations established for purposes such as “religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary … or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.”

What the co-conspirators of Sea Island were up at the Cloisters was about as religious as what the Bolsheviks at that girls school known as the Smolny Institute were up to in Petrograd in 1917.

From what has been reported, it would not be extreme to say this was a conspiracy of oligarchs, War Party neocons, and face-card Republicans to reverse the results of the primaries and impose upon the party, against its expressed will, a nominee responsive to the elites' agenda.

And this taxpayer-subsidized “Dump Trump” camarilla raises even larger issues.

Now America is not Russia or Egypt or China.

But all those countries are now moving purposefully to expose U.S. ties to nongovernmental organizations set up and operating in their capital cities.

Many of those NGOs have had funds funneled to them from U.S. agencies such as the National Endowment for Democracy, which has backed “color-coded revolutions” credited with dumping over regimes in Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia.

In the early 1950s, in Iran and Guatemala, the CIA of the Dulles brothers did this work.

Whatever ones thinks of Vladimir Putin, can anyone blame him for not wanting U.S. agencies backing NGOs in Moscow, whose unstated goal is to see him and his regime overthrown?

And whatever one thinks of NED and its subsidiaries, it is time Americans took a hard look at the tax-exempt foundations, think tanks and public policy institutes operating in our capital city.

How many are like AEI, scheming to predetermine the outcome of presidential elections while enjoying tax exemptions and posturing as benign assemblages of disinterested scholars and seekers of truth?

How many of these tax-exempt think tanks are fronts and propaganda organs of transnational corporations that are sustained with tax-deductible dollars, until their “resident scholars” can move into government offices and do the work for which they have been paid handsomely in advance?

How many of these think tanks take foreign money to advance the interests of foreign regimes in America's capital?

We talk about the “deep state” in Turkey and Egypt, the unseen regimes that exist beneath the public regime and rule the nation no matter the president or prime minister.

What about the “deep state” that rules us, of which we caught a glimpse at Sea Island?

A diligent legislature of a democratic republic would have long since dragged America's deep state out into the sunlight.

About the Author:

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.” To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Web page at

  • 16 thoughts on “The Sea Island Conspiracy

    1. Seems like it would have been a good location for a tactically placed low yield nuke. Too bad the opportunity was wasted…

      I love the First Amendment.

    2. I wholeheartedly agree with all the above. The Dems. want to capture us into slavery and the Repubs. want to take everything we have for their own treasure chest. Hum, what’s the difference.

      Fox News just plain sucks,sucks,sucks and they are really showing their colors in this election cycle. I hope they go broke and have to go back to liberal europe where they belong and take all the pansies with them.

      1. Fox network is a cast of bad actors. This attempt to “steal” our votes will fail. The problem I have with Ted Cruz I that he “preaches from the pulpit”. He is not our man. He makes things worse being a Federal Attorney. He would sell anyone out just to be the winner. That is what lawyers do. It is how they think. It is bred into their souls. I should know. I was married to one far too long to say otherwise. Is there anyone out there reading this that knows how to start to turn around a 20 Billion ? Can any of you even count that high? Mr. Trump is exceptional because he loves his Country and believes in himself. He is the only one that has admitted that pulling ourselves out of this hole will take time. But at least he knows where to start. And he did not run up the tab. The fat asses in the House and the Senate did. The fat cats. They don’t care about anyone but themselves. We need term limits. These idiots ran up the debt. They deserve the Marie Antoinette treatment. These dumb bells can only refer back to President Reagan. Study Andrew Jackson and see if you don’t agree that Trump is the Man that can. God bless and dress for success.

    3. The people listed in the article comprise a portion of the Tri-Lateral Commission which has been around since 1973. It is a collection of tyrants whose sole purpose and goal is world government according to them.

    4. This is part of the reason I have not supported the Republican Party for 17 years.
      Neither do I support the Democrats. Centrist may be our next political Party.

      1. Constitutional is one of the other parties you can register for. The only issue is voting party line feels like a throw away vote. I declared Constitutional but vote based on the best candidate with a chance to succeed, thus Cruz right now.

        1. You’re registered “Constitutional” yet you will ignore the Constitution and vote for an ineligible candidate! You’re just another mindless fool that listens to the “false prophet” politicians. If Cruz was such a great Constitutional scholar and conservative as he claims he would know and uphold the Constitution, to include the Natural Born requirement for POTUS.

    5. 501(c)(3) organizations under IRS rules are prohibited from engaging in political activity or they will lose their tax exempt status. 501(c)(2) organizations are allowed to engage in political activity but contributions to those organizations are not tax exempt.

    6. I don’t support Trump because of who he is. I fully support the fact that his sensationalism has interest in politics and the presidential race at the forefront of the public eye right now and that interest means a likely increase in voting but he is the wrong candidate for the Republican party to back. Of all the members of the party that are currently running Ted Cruz is the best choice.

      To people who say he’s a ‘radical’ conservative I ask what is so radical about the preservation of constitutional freedom and national sovereignty? The only issue I have with Cruz is that he didn’t support gay marriage.

      To those who would reply that this political post doesn’t have anything to do with guns you score a zero in logic tests.

      1. If the only issue you have with Cruz is his lack of support for gay marriage then you do NOT support the Constitution of this nation, and your opinion is worthless. Cruz and Rubio are ineligible “plants” designed, if one is elected, to destroy the requirements of POTUS, prevent future legal action against the usurper Ovomit, and lead to the dismantling of the rest of the Constitution. Cruz has numerous links to these oligarchs through his “Goldman-Sachs” oligarch wife! In religious terms Cruz is a “false prophet”!

        1. The first amendment to the Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion. That includes the freedom from your religion if I dont believe as you do. Your religion has no ethical or legal right to dictate or deny the rights of others.

          I’m more of a Constitutionalist for believing in the rights of others to practice their religious beliefs with regard to marriage and their legal right to have said union recognized by the state than you are for denying it due to your own religious zeal.

    7. Hippies have said that hemp could save the nation. I didn’t get it until lately. HEMP ROPE! Yes they should all hang.

    8. If they attempt to install Paul Ryan it will destroy the repub. party but they don’t care it’s all about their power and greed. I’m supporting Trump not for who he is but for who he’s not.

      1. I think it will destroy more than the GOP if they try to force their pick on the voters. The corruption has to end sometime, might as well start now.

    9. If all that was stated is true the Donald will be experiencing an aggressive smear campaign soon.
      And several of those journalists listed work for Fox.

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