According to the analyzes of numerous geopolitical scholars, the NGOs are now able to influence the foreign policy of the States vis-à-vis other States, both directly and indirectly through information of a confidential nature, now putting pressure on them. that is playing the role of real lobbyists, creating new rules. There is no doubt that some of the NGOs funded by the Rockefeller foundationboth directly and indirectly contribute not only to strengthening the political and social presence of the foundation within American society but they contribute to influencing the choices of American politics.
Ong and Rockefeller: a river of money
350.org is an international NGO founded in 2007 in the United States by journalist, essayist and environmental activist Bill McKibben . His action focuses on the fight against global warming. It is particularly well known for promoting the overcoming of fossil fuels.
In 2005, the organization received $ 10 million from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), the Rockefeller family fund and the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, founded in 1961 by Florence Ford and John J Schumann Jr., a descendant of Ford, another great American foundation that at the time made common cause with the Rockefellers.
In 2015, in an interview with the American media, Bill McKibben – a strong supporter of the disinvestment of fossil fuels and investments in renewable energy – seems embarrassed to respond to the journalist about the funding of the NGO: he says he does not remember if 350.org continues to receive funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. However, during the reading of the 2016 activity report (2016 Annual Report) and 2017 (2017 Annual Report) the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is present. The commitments of 350.org therefore seem to be closely linked to green capitalism, corporations and governments. It is noteworthy that the anti-globalization journalist, essayist and militant Noami Klein is also a member of the board of directors.
Not to mention the Washington-based Greenpeace Fund which, in 2018, received a donation of $ 70,000 from the Rockefellers to promote climate change solutions.
The list of Rockefeller partners does not stop there. Nature Conservancy , chaired by Brian McPeek, is a leading partner in the “100 resilient cities” program. This former consultant to McKinsey & Company served for eight years in various US Air Force positions, including positions at the Secretary of Defense office. Although it is supposed to defend the environment, the Nature Conservancy has close ties to fossil fuel-related industries, with over $ 26 million in investments, receiving subsidies or having representatives of these same companies (Shell, Chevron, BP America) in its board of directors.
It is difficult to deny that the Rockefellers were certainly among the first to understand clearly that the ideal formula to increase their political and cultural influencealso passes through the creation of foundations or NGOs that are managed as companies, separating the activities without this compromising the achievement of the final objective.