Joseph Retinger

Who’s heard of Joseph Retinger?

Among the legends of the New World Order, certain unknown figures deserve a special mention. This is the case of an extraordinary individual whose work came to shape the entire future of the West, namely Joseph Retinger (Józef Hieronim Retinger), defined by some as being the “hidden father” of Europe.

As a young Polish emigrant in France he studied at the University of Sorbonne, with the financial support of the Count Zamyoski, a friend of his father’s family, and obtained a PhD in literature. In Paris, his contacts with the Polish intelligentsia in the beginning of the twentieth century allowed him to meet the leading figures of French literature and politics.

His studies then took him to Germany and England, where he studied at the LSE. Created in 1895 by the Fabian Society, thanks to the support of Sidney and Beatrice Webb as well as the writer George Bernard Shaw, the LSE advocates the synthesis between the free market and the planned economy. Tony Blair’s “third way” is a pure product of this globalist model.

Representing the Polish National Council in London before 1914, his easy manner allowed him to forge durable ties with Lord Arthur Balfour, Lionel Curtis and Philip Kerr (followers of Cecil Rhodes), Chaim Weizmann (president of the World Zionist Organization and former president of Israel) and even Winston Churchill.

A true political acrobat, this internationalist spent the 1920s in Mexico. He helped the promotion of Mexican politicians, such as Luis Negrete Morones and Plutarco Calles. The latter, President of Mexico, played a terrible role in the Cristero Rebellion (1926–1929).

On his return to England, just before the Second World War, he became the right-hand man to the Polish government in exile, led by General Sikorski who died in 1943 – somewhat conveniently – in an aeroplane crash in Gibraltar. Indeed, rumour had it that Sikorski was determined to prove that it was in fact the Soviets and not the Nazis who had massacred Polish officers at Katyń. Retinger, who always accompanied Sikorski on all his trips, was not with him on the day of the accident…

After the Second World War, Retinger’s defining moment took shape during his speech made on the 7 May 1946 at Chatham House, the British foreign policy think-tank created by his friend Lionel Curtis. In his speech, he defended the idea of European political unification. Everything follows logically from this. In 1946, he played an instrumental role of the European League of Economic Cooperation (ELEC), defined as “an intellectual pressure group”. Bringing together various industrial and financial leaders, the ELEC promoted a single currency and a single transport system, in order to establish a federal Europe. Benefitting from the help of national agencies, the ELEC in France was first led by Edmond Giscard d’Estaing, who signed the two Declarations of Atlantic Unity in 1954 and 1962.

Seeking to unite the different European federalist movements, Retinger organised the Hague Congress in 1948 under the leadership of Churchill. He thereby launched the process of European construction.

During this congress, the European Movement International (EMI) was created in October 1948, and was presided by Duncan Sandys, a relative of Churchill. This organisation played an important role in the creation of the European Council and the College of Europe. Retinger directed the movement as General Secretary and saw the creation in January 1949 of an Amercian sister organisation, The American Committe on a Unified Europe (ACUE). Amercian secret service leaders directed this committee: William Donovan (who signed the Declaration on Atlantic Unity in 1954), Alan Dulles and Thomas Braden. It should be noted that the ACUE played a vital role in the financing of the EMI.

Retinger then completed his work in 1954 with the creation of the Bilderberg Group, whose aim is to forge closer European and American ties. Joseph Retinger died in London from lung cancer in 1960. He leaves behind him a “body of work” which largely accounts for the current disintegration of nation states in the completion of the transatlantic market.

Translated from French

The original author was Pierre Hillard, former Professor of International Relations at ESCE in Paris and author of numerous works on world governement and the EU.

Source: Boulevard Voltaire,28785


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