Rhodes Scholars: Leaders for the New World
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D November 28, 2019
The 2020 American winners for the Rhodes Scholarship, deemed the most prestigious of awards for American college graduates, were recently announced. The 32 scholars, chosen from 963 applicants endorsed by 298 different colleges and universities, will join winners from more than 60 countries to begin their studies at Oxford University in October 2020.
Fifteen of the winners came from Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Princeton with the remaining 17 scholars from different schools: University of Connecticut, University of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Military Academy, University of Virginia, Duke, Vanderbilt, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Notre Dame, Northeastern, The Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Washington and Lee, University of Tennessee, University of Colorado, Stanford, Brown, and University of Oklahoma.
Each year on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving, the 32 winners from America are announced by the Rhodes Trust. The scholarship, now awarded to more than 100 per year, averages $70,000 per year and covers all expenses for two to three (possibly four) years of study. With the 2020 elections, 3516 Americans have won Rhodes Scholarships, representing 324 colleges and universities.
The scholarship fund was created by Cecil John Rhodes. In his Will, Rhodes recorded the criteria for selection: academic achievement; energy to use one's talents to the fullest; personal attributes such as truth, courage, kindness, and devotion to duty; and moral force of character and instincts to lead. The first scholarships were awarded in 1903 with the first class of American scholars entering Oxford in 1904.
Rhodes, a 19th century British imperialist who believed in English superiority, once said, "I contend that we are the first race in the world, and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race." Wanting the world to be consolidated under British rule, Rhodes was famous for his plan to build a railway across the entire continent of Africa that would be totally under British rule.
Rhodes wanted to create an international movement for a New World Order under British rule.
"Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire?"
In 1891 the Secret Society was formally established and, in effect, was the birth of the New World Order cabal. Author Robin Brown outlines the organization in "The Secret Society: Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order."
Rhodes wanted to use the vast fortune he had acquired to fund his secret society for the purpose of achieving his political ends of buying governments, politicians and public opinion. His goal was to gain control the world secretly. The state would be controlled by a small ruling class who would impose their authority on the ruled inferiors. They, in turn, would be required to respond with absolute, unquestioning obedience.
The man who exposed the secret scheme was the highly esteemed professor of history at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and lecturer at Princeton and Harvard, Carroll Quigley. Because exposure of the scheme would have destroyed his career by the Establishment, Quigley's book, "The Anglo-American Establishment", that he wrote in 1949 was not released until 1977, after his death.
To achieve his goal of world dominance by the elite, Rhodes wanted to select and train world leaders according to his vision. They would attend Oxford University where they would be indoctrinated in socialism and world government.
Rhodes scholars can be found in careers such as government positions, international banks, media, universities, the U.N., the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Supreme Court. This very short list of American Rhodes scholars is revealing from the standpoint of their careers and political philosophies. (For others, click Here and here)
U.S. Senator and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Cory Booker, Indiana mayor and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, Democrat President Bill Clinton, Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee William Fulbright, Superintendent of U.S. Military Academy and Chancellor of Texas A&M University System Howard D. Graves, Council on Foreign Affairs President Richard Haass, TV show host Rachel Maddow, U.S. National Security advisor Susan Rice, Supreme Court Justice David Souter, Democrat advisor and political commentator George Stephanopoulos, CIA director James Woolsey, Jr.
The liberal tilt of the Rhodes Trustees is evident in the press release:
“...a Rhodes Scholar should be committed to make a strong difference for good in the world, be concerned for the welfare of others, and be conscious of inequities.”
Changes to the original instructions by Cecil Rhodes have been made over the years. In 1976 women were allowed to apply for a scholarship. The 2020 class includes 21 women, the greatest number ever elected, bringing the total to 588 for women who have won the scholarship.
The press release by the Rhodes Trust notes that diversity is important in the selection process. For the third consecutive year, the majority of winners are minorities and almost half of the winners are first generation including one DACA recipient. Diversity now includes gender identify. “One is the first transgender woman elected to a Rhodes Scholarship; two other Scholars-elect are non-binary.”
Education is the vehicle that continues to shift America to the far left. The current direction in the selection of Rhodes scholars poses great concern about the leftward direction they will take the world as future leaders.