While most of Maddow’s accusations are based on statements taken out of context, in this particular instance she has it entirely backwards.
The New American magazine, the official news publication of the Society, debunked the black helicopters rumor and other falsehoods as far back as its October 31, 1994 issue:
As for the JBS being the “New World Order folks,” Maddow apparently has confused the Society's members with the people who actually promote it.
The following video clips and and images are just a small sampling of the mountains of documentation on this subject:
George H. W. Bush on the new world order:
Henry Kissinger on the new world order:
Bill Clinton on the new world order:
Gordon Brown on the new world order:
Of all the proponents of the New World Order, few if any have been as influential (and as capable of employing personal wealth and power in order to make it happen) as David Rockefeller.
Rockefeller, who is likely in his last few years of life, confessed in his 2002 autobiography Memoirs this lifelong goal: "For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
Unfortunately, the dream of a "one world" political and economic structure was a hard sell in the 20th century, given the atrocities that some of the most odious regimes in the world's history inflicted on the people they murdered with impunity.
But that never stopped David Rockefeller and his fellow elites from attempting to sell the concept with some of the most astounding statements one can find in print.
In an August 10, 1973 New York Times article, Rockefeller said the following about Chairman Mao and his "social experiment": "One is impressed immediately by the sense of national harmony.... Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded ... in fostering high morale and community purpose. General social and economic progress is no less impressive.... The enormous social advances of China have benefited greatly form the singleness of ideology and purpose.... The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in history."
The John Birch Society and its members are not the ones calling for the New World Order. The JBS didn’t make the name up, either. That would be the responsibility of those who are pushing for it.
But don't expect to find a reasoned treatment of the subject matter on the Rachel Maddow show or any other major media outlet.
It's not politically correct.
This article originally appeared at JBS.org and is reprinted here with permission.