The Reflections and Warnings of Aaron Russo

Before he died in August of 2007, Aaron Russo gave an interview to Alex Jones. He wanted to give warning about the "New World Order" to the public.

Detractors who want to deny, debunk, or disbelieve him will be able to do so. He makes errors in this interview, he believes some things that are false to be true, and he has used several misleading techniques in his America: Freedom to Fascism documentary to boost its appeal — to make it more compelling he has been dishonest in several places.

Thus, to those who want to find and seize on errors in his narrative, his worldview, or his fact base, and use those errors to categorically dismiss him and his "reflections and warnings", I promise you will be able to do so.

 — be careful if you do think you can categorically dismiss him. People are quick to spot the errors and bias of others, and to be merciless in their condemnation of others for having a false or erroneous worldview, yet people are often not so quick to spot or condemn their own errors and bias. In fact, people are amazingly blind to their own bias and errors.

Do we not all know a Republican who can gleefully recite ten contradictions in the mind of the average Democrat and yet simultaneously be amazingly blind to the contradictions in his own party? And of course likewise in the reverse, and of course likewise for any third-party enthusiast — they all are generous to themselves and blind to their own contradictions, even as they so easily see contradictions in others.

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I made this full transcript so that I could share the highlights of Aaron Russo's words with anyone. Even if he wasn't wholly right, I think he is right on the whole.

And if his story about what Nicholas Rockefeller told him is true, then this is an absolute bombshell of an interview, and would be the basis for prosecution.

Full Transcript:

Below are the highlights of the interview. I have edited and abridged them considerably, to make them more readable and coherent. The full transcript contains the quotes without edition and in their full, original context.

On philosophy and morality:

One should be able to respect one's self and one's actions. You have to take actions that you'd respect if somebody else did them. What's the point of living if you don't like who you are? You can have all the money in the world, and if you look in the mirror and you don't like what you see there, what's the point of it?

The most important thing is that I like who I am, and that I take actions that I would respect if somebody else did them, and live a life of character, honesty, and truthfulness.

I believe that a person has the ability to mold their character like a sculptor molds a piece of clay. There's an old saying that "a leopard never changes its spots" — I don't believe that. I believe people have the total ability to mold their character into what they choose to be in their life, what their ideals are.

And that's what I try to do with my life. I am not the same person today as I was thirty years ago. I've changed a lot. Because I wanted to be something better than I was before. And my philosophy is that you have to like yourself, you have to be a decent person, with character and integrity and honor. And that's what's important.

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People don't seem to have the courage to do what they have to do.

[Q: I want to say you've got a lot of courage.]

Well, thank you. I don't know if I have a lot of courage, I just have a sense of conscience and I have a sense of justice. I get nervous about what I do, but I do it because there's no other choice. I couldn't live with myself if I didn't do it.

But the fact of the matter is — I've ostracized myself pretty much out from Hollywood. People are afraid to deal with me in Hollywood a lot, because of what I do, and the things I say. I don't go along with routines. A lot of people in Hollywood know the truth, and they're not willing to stand up and speak about it. I know many of them have seen my movie, and they know I'm right, and they won't talk about it — because everybody's afraid.

Everybody's afraid because they think that this money they get, these Federal Reserve Notes, are really money, and they think they have a comfortable life-style, and they're afraid to change. They're afraid to stand up for what's right.

And until people are willing to stand up and have the courage to do what they need to do, it's not going to change. And hopefully what you're doing, what I'm doing, what other people like us are doing, can effect the change that people will stand up and say: "Hey. I've had enough."

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The thing is, we have one advantage: they need us to co-operate. See, if we don't co-operate with them, they can't win. And so they always need our co-operation to go along with their programs.

Once we learn not to co-operate with them, then we win the game. And that's the point. Don't co-operate with them. Don't go along with the program any more. Stop it.

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The only way to stop it is for good men to stand up. Was it Edmund Burke said: "Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing"? We've got to do something. That's what it is. "Silence is golden, but what it comes to your freedom, it's yellow."

We have to stop being scared, we have to stand up and do what's necessary, to take back the country, to stop these bankers, these elite, this government.

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We're dealing with complete evil. We're dealing with complete evil. And until the American people wake up, and say "We don't want this evil in our country any more, and we want to come back to being a country of decency, and goodness, and integrity, and honor," we're going down that road.

And that's what it going to take, it's going to take people standing up and saying: "We don't want to live in this kind of a world anymore."

I believe we should pull all our troops out of Iraq. I believe we should leave other countries alone. Let other countries live their lives the way they choose to. Stop trying to spread democracy around the world, which is the worst form of government there is anyway. Restore our Republic to what it's supposed to be, and go back to what the Founding Fathers gave us. And try and restore that. Restore the Republic.

Look, the point of everything is: that we have to mobilize. Each one of us. You and I can't do everything. You and I may be leaders, we may be out there and people listen to us, to what we have to say, and follow us, but the truth of the matter happens to be that it takes all Americans to stand together, to stand tall, to mobilize and say "I'm mad as hell. I'm not going to take it any more. We're going to stand up and fight the battle."

And you and I can't do this alone, we're just leaders of the thing, but other people have to join in with us, and stand side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder, and say "I'm not going to take it any more." That's what it's going to take to win this effort.

And to stop co-operating with the government. And with all their rules and regulations. And to wake everybody up. To educate everybody to what's going on.

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Well, freedom, or liberty, is what people really want. And it's time to stop the duplicity of the government in lying to us. You see, many many people know the truth of what's happening in this country. They know the truth. But they're afraid to stand up. People have to find their courage, and stand up and say "I'm not going to take this anymore; I know the truth."

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It's like they create a situation where if you tell the truth, you're considered a lunatic. In other words, if someone goes on a TV show and says "9/11 is an inside job," — "Oh, you're an idiot! You're crazy!" They call you names. You can't be afraid of that.

Don't be afraid to be ridiculed by these people. You know?

If 9/11 was a phony — and I know it was — then stand up and say it's a phony. Don't be scared to tell the truth. Don't allow their powers or trying to make you look silly to frighten you.

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[Q: What do you think happened with Alan Greenspan? In the late '60s he wrote a section, in a book for Ayn Rand. And he talked about how horrible the Federal Reserve was, how we needed a gold standard, and how the bankers are robbing us. And then someone offered him something, and now you see somebody who basically made a deal with Beelzebub.]

Exactly. It's a deal with the devil. It gave him a chance to be one of the most powerful men on the Earth. And it gave him a chance to accomplish things he never thought he would have accomplished in his life, other than that.

And it's very seductive. It's a very attractive perfume. I mean, I was attracted when they came to me and spoke to me about it. I thought about it. I was attracted to it. They asked me if I wanted to open up a chain of bay-watch nightclubs, you know? — and "we'll do this, we'll do that. We can do this—"

I mean all these things were proposed to me. Business ventures.

But I can't do that to people, and I just can't be in a position where I can do that to other people. I have a conscience. And my conscience would not permit me to do that.

You know, people say I'm very courageous. I don't think I'm courageous. I think I have a conscience. And my conscience doesn't allow me to do that to people. I just — it makes me feel sick. I just don't believe in it.

[Q: Oh, I agree. When I do bad things, I feel bad. When I do good things I feel good.]

Yeah, exactly. And I feel the same way.

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If you don't fight the corruption, and you don't stand up for what's right in life, you're going to end up being a serf and a slave and you're leaving your children a world that you wouldn't want to live in yourself.

So how can you, in decency, behave that way? You have to stand up for what's right in life. And unless you do that, you're nothing.

On Nicholas Rockefeller:

On their first meeting:

I had a friend, Nick Rockefeller, of the Rockefeller family.

When I was running for governor in Nevada, a female attorney I knew called me up one day and said "One of the Rockefellers would like to meet you." I had made a video, called Mad as Hell, and he'd seen the video and he knew I was running for governor, and he wanted to meet me.

I met him, and I liked him. He was a very, very smart man.

On 9/11:

We used to talk and share ideas and thoughts, and he's the one who told me eleven months before 9/11 ever happened that there was "going to be an event" — never told me what the event was going to be — but there was going to be an event, and out of that event we were going to invade Afghanistan to run pipelines from the Caspian Sea, we were going to invade Iraq, to take over the oil fields, establish a base in the Middle East, and make it all part of the New World Order, and we would go after Chavez in Venezuela.

And sure enough, later, 9/11 happened.

And I remember how he was telling me how we were going to see soldiers looking in caves, for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan and all these places, and there's going to be this "war on terror" in which there's no real enemy and the whole thing is a giant hoax, but it's a way for the government to take over the American people.

9/11 was done by people in our own government and our own banking system to perpetuate the fear of the American people into subordinating themselves to anything the government wants them to do. That's what it's about — and to create this endless War on Terror. An endless War on Terror, without any real enemy. So you can never define a winner. There's no one to beat, so it goes on and on and on forever. And they can do whatever they want and they scare the hell out of the American public.

This whole War on Terror is a fraud. It's a farce. It's very difficult to say it out loud, because people are intimidated against saying it. Because if you say it, they want to make you into a nutcase. But the truth has to come out. That's why I'm doing this interview.

9/11 is where the War on Terror emanates from; it was 9/11 that allowed this War on Terror to begin. And until we get to the bottom root of 9/11, the truth of 9/11, we'll never know about the War on Terror.

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I was actually in Tahiti when 9/11 happened, and I got a call from my son. And my son said: "The twin towers; they were just attacked and they had fallen down," or something. I said: What are you talking about? — I was half-asleep — and he says: "Yeah, they were hit by a plane."

Where I was in Tahiti there was no television, so I to run around to the other side of the island to a hotel where they had one — and it was all over the television.

And that's where I first saw the stuff on TV about it. And I didn't immediately equate it to Nick. But when I realized we were going to go into Afghanistan, Iraq — as that developed, I realized what it was.

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We're heading into a world of danger and possible nuclear wars, because the banking industry is trying to take over the world.

9/11 was the first lie in this present state we're in. 9/11 is the kick-off of the war against the American people, and the people of the world. 9/11 was a phony, it's a fraud. It didn't happen the way they told us it happened.

Now because of 9/11, we had the authority to go into Afghanistan, and Iraq. Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction. So that was the next lie. Now they're talking about going into Iran.

What they're trying to do is preserve their power, and one lie leads to next lie, leads to the next lie. And until you get to the root cause of 9/11, we'll never solve our problems here.

Where did 9/11 come from? That's the root cause of everything. And until we have a full investigation, find out why Building 7 fell down, why they shipped all the steel out of America so quickly. Why all the things that don't make any sense about 9/11!

Until we find out why it really happened, we'll never understand why there's a War on Terror. And we'll never be able to prove that the War on Terror is a phony.

On being offered a chance to join the New World Order:

In my friendship with Nick Rockefeller, we expressed ideas to each other and thoughts and philosophies. And he wanted me to become a part of what they were doing, and for me to become a member of the CFR, and offered various business opportunities for me to get involved in. And for me to not take up the fight or the battle that I had been taking up in the past. To drop that idea, because: what was the point of my fighting for the people?

I was a guy who was very successful in the movie business and I saw the truth of what was happening, I tried to express it to the people, and rather than having me express it to the people, they wanted me to join their side because I was a mover and a shaker, and — rather than me opposing them — to join them. It was real simple. And he tried to recruit me into that situation, and I didn't go for it.

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[Q: The Rockefellers are experts at recruiting and getting what they call "players". You said you got 30 percent of the vote, you were having an effect, you'd made Mad as Hell, they knew that you'd started the Constitution Party. They knew that you were somebody who was taking action and getting things done. You'd already made some big films, had a lot of other successes, so they were trying to recruit you. And didn't it come down to the point of "Hey, we are here to recruit you."?]

Yes, that did happen. I was definitely being recruited, but it's more subtle than that. Remember we were friends. He used to come to my house a lot, we would have dinner, we'd talk. He'd tell me about business investments, how I could get involved in them. Or that they would help me with this business investment, or that business investment.

And he asked if I was interested in joining the Council on Foreign Relations. I would have to get a letter to join them, and was I interested in that?

And just — stuff. Leading you on.

And I used to say to him that I never really did that because that wasn't where I was coming from. As much as I like you, Nick, your way isn't my way, we're on opposite sides of the fence. I don't believe in enslaving people.

[Q: And he would come back with, what? "Oh, I do; it's better for them!"?]

It's more like... how do I put it? It was like:

"What do you care about them? What do you care about those people? What difference does it make to you? Take care of your own life. Do the best you can for you and your family. What do the rest of the people mean to you? They don't mean anything to you. They're just serfs, they're just people."

It was just a lack of caring. It was just sort of cold. And that's just not who I was.

And I used to say to him: What's the point of all this? You have all the money in the world that you need. You have all the power need. What's the point? What's the end goal?

And he said that the end goal was to get everybody chipped. To control the whole society. To have the bankers, the elite people — the bankers and some government controlling the world.

And I said: Do all the people in the Council on Foreign Relations believe this way you do?

He said "No, no, no. Most of them believe they're doing the right thing. A lot of people believe it's better off being socialistic. We have to convince people that socialism is really capitalism."

And so America is becoming a socialist country, it's a communist country today.

On the long-term goal of the Rockefellers and of the New World Order:

One of the things that we used to talk about was the ultimate plan of the banking industry — what they wanted to accomplish, the goals of the banking industry — not just the Federal Reserve System but the private banks in Germany, and England, all over Italy, all over the world, they all work together.

The ultimate goal that these people have in mind is the goal to create a one-world government, run by the banking industry. Run by the bankers.

They're doing it in sections — the European currency, the euro, and the European Constitution. There's one part of it. Now they're trying to do it in America with the North American Union. And they want to create a new currency called the "amero".

The whole agenda is to create a one-world government where everybody has an RFID chip implanted in them. All money will be in your chips. And so, instead of having cash, any time you have money in your chip, they can take out whatever they want to take out whenever they want to. If they say "you owe us this much money in taxes," they just deduct it out of your chip, digitally.

And, if you're like me or you, and you're protesting what they're doing, they can just turn off your chip. And you'll have nothing. You can't buy food. You can't do anything. It's total control of the people.

And so: They want a one-world government, controlled by them, everybody being chipped, all your money in those chips, and they control the chips. Thus they control people — and you become a slave, you become a serf to these people.

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I remember one time he said to me: "You'll join us, Aaron, and you'll have a chip. And your chip will say 'KMA' on it," and I say: What does "KMA"mean?

He says: "It means kiss my ass, and if anybody stops you, a cop or whatever, and you show them your card or your chip, they'll know to leave you alone. Because you're one of us."

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It's just one thing leading to the other. And it's always with the point of taking over more countries. More dominance. Making sure the American dollar — making sure the G8 — stays in control of everything. And what they want to do is control the American people, control the people of the world, put RFID chips in everybody, so everybody's a slave to these central banks.

On the Federal Reserve Bank of New York:

He said the New York Fed is the main controlling interest in the Federal Reserve System; they control the bulk of it.

So the New York Fed is really the Federal Reserve System; even though there are twelve different banks, it's run by the New York Fed. The New York Fed is basically the Federal Reserve System. So whoever's running the New York Fed — the families that control it — are the main engine behind the Federal Reserve System.

[Q: And that's a wing of the Bank of England?]

Well, the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve are partners. The Bank of England's a private bank, and so's the Bundesbank in Germany. All the banks of the G8 countries are all private banks, private central banks.

On the Council on Foreign Relations:

Nick said: "Why are you fighting for the people? What is that about? The people just have to be ruled. They have to be — the Constitution that you're standing for is only for a few people. It's only a few individuals that can live that way. And we believe that it's best for society to be ruled by an elite people who control everything."

And I said I don't believe that. I believe God put me on this Earth to be the best person I could be, and put everybody on this Earth to be the best they could be. Not to be a slave and a sheep to you and these people. And I don't understand why you want to control everything. What is the need for that?

And I asked him: Do all the people in the Council on Foreign Relations feel the same way you feel? He said: "No, a lot of them think they're doing the right thing. They think that socialism is the best way to go. They think that they're doing the right thing." But the people at the top, they all know the truth of what's happening, and that's what it is.

So it's compartmentalized within the elite structure as well. I mean, all the people that are in the CFR — two or three thousand people, I forget what it is — like Dan Rather — they don't know what's going on, they just joined the CFR because it's prestigious. They think it's good for business, it's good for this and that. They don't know what's really happening. You know, the evil that comes out of it, is emanating out of it. And to me, the biggest evil is what's happening right now, because what happened on 9/11 is a phony. And we've never learned the truth about 9/11.

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In terms of the CFR, in terms of compartmentalization, I mean there are many good people — I believe — that are part of these organizations that don't even understand what the organization's really about.

When I was in Germany, doing cancer treatment, there was a gentleman there who was visiting a friend of his, who had cancer. And he was a member of the CFR. And we were talking. And I showed him the movie. He said: "Oh my God. I'm going to resign. I had no idea this is what the CFR was about." He had no idea. He was just a nice guy who thought he was in this prestigious organization.

A lot of people join the CFR because they think it's a prestigious organization, that it will help them in business, make good business contacts. They don't even have an understanding that the CFR is really about world domination. About how they and the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, all work together with the banks to control all the people. They don't understand — a lot of them don't understand that. They don't see the big picture.

The CFR wants to get people in there that have influence and power. And so they're part of that; they're not opposing them. The whole country today is becoming the haves and have-nots. You're getting the very, very wealthy, the middle class is being destroyed, and they're hating the poor people.

[Q: Isn't this just a slick mafia that took over and uses fancy PR?]

Well, you can call it "mafia", you can call it whatever you want. It's definitely a criminal organization. There's no question about it. But it's a criminal organization that has prestige, that appears to be respected — people don't look at it as being a criminal organization. That's what a great job they've done.

On money and power:

[Q: What's wrong with this elite, that they continually run around doing evil?]

I think a lot of them think they're doing the right thing. I think a lot of them think they're doing the right thing. Not the top elite, but people within the system.

But I think it's all about — as Nick said to me — it's about control, and power. They have all the money they want, they can make all the money they want. They have a machine that can make all the money. It's not about money. It's about control. It's about their vision of how they want to see the world, in their eyes.

On deceptive support for the feminist movement:

He was at my house one night and we were talking and he started laughing, he said: "Aaron, what do you think 'women's liberation' was about?"

I had pretty conventional thinking about it at that point — I said I think it's about women having the right to work, getting equal pay with men, just like they won the right to vote.

And he started to laugh and he said: "You're an idiot."

And I said: Why am I an idiot?

He said: "Let me tell you what that was about. We, the Rockefellers, funded that. We funded Women's Lib. And we're the ones who got it all over the newspapers and televisions — The Rockefeller Foundation."

And he says: "You want to know why? There were two primary reasons. One: we couldn't tax half the population, before Women's Lib. And the second reason: now we get the kids in school at an early age. We can indoctrinate the kids how to think. So that it breaks up the family. Your kids start looking at the state as the family. At the school, at the officials as their family, not at the parents teaching them."

And so, those are the two primary reasons for Women's Lib, which I thought up to that point was a noble thing. When I saw their intentions behind it, where they were coming from when they created it, the thought of it, I saw the evil behind what I previously thought was a noble venture.

On depopulation:

Nick and I discussed many things, one of the things we discussed — or that he brought up in the conversation — was reducing world population — he felt that there were too many people in the world. In a way, I agree — there are too many people in the world. But I don't think I have the authority to say who's going to die and who's not going to die. But they felt that they wanted to reduce world population, and he felt that it should be reduced by half.

On Israel-Palestine:

He even mentioned to me once that they were having a real problem trying to solve the Israel-Palestinian problem. And he told me once that they were playing around with the idea of bringing Israel to Arizona — and taking all the people from Israel and giving them a million dollars, and setting up Israel in the state of Arizona. To end that problem, because that's a problem that they're not in charge of, in a sense. They're not controlling that problem.

They're very arrogant, they can do whatever they want to do. We've given these people the authority to create money out of thin air, and through that device, they control everything. And if you want to win the battle to stop that, you have to deny them the ability to create money. It's only because they can make money that they have all this power.

They have the money machines, they can print it, they can do whatever they want to do. They own everything.

On democracy and American government:

The fact is that if you ask one hundred people on the street "What kind of government is America supposed to be?" 99 percent of them will tell you: "A democracy. America is supposed to be a democracy."

But that's a lie! That's an illusion. The word "democracy" is not written into the Constitution one time, it's not in the Bill of Rights, it's not in the Declaration of Independence. The Founding Fathers hated the idea of a democracy. They thought it was the worst form of government there is, and I agree with them.

America was founded as a Constitutional Republic. And in that Constitutional Republic that we have, 99 percent of the people can't take away the rights of one percent! You have your rights because you were born with them. You have God-given, human rights — that nobody can take away from you — the government, the majority, no matter who they are. I can't take away your rights! And that's what our Founding Fathers gave us.

But the media makes us believe that we're a democracy, and that majority rules. And they want you to believe that, because then they tell you this poll says this many want this, and this many want that, and this many want this — and it doesn't have to do with anything!

America is not a democracy. But you ask the most intelligent people what form of government America is supposed to be, they'll say "democracy" — they've been brain-washed.

They believe that we're in Iraq to promote democracy. You hear George Bush saying "democracy means freedom." No. Democracy equals new world order. Democracy equals slavery. The word democracy is not synonymous with freedom. It's the opposite of freedom.

Democracy is the worst form of government you can have, because it's majority rule. And the government can tell you exactly what they want you to do, because the majority wants it.

I don't care what the majority wants. If I don't commit violence, theft, or fraud on another human being, I can live my life as I wish.

On corporate and government institutions:

You and I believe in individuality, in the individual being the dominant person. Today we live in a world where institutions are dominant, not people.

It used to be "We the people, by the people, for the people." Now it's we the institutions, by the institutions, for the institutions.

People are secondary. It's all about corporations and institutions. And the Federal Reserve is the biggest institution in the world. You know, if you ask somebody: What's the biggest corporation in the world? They'll say "Google", or "Walmart", or "Exxon" or something. But the biggest corporation in the world is the Federal Reserve System. And all of the other corporations feed off of the Federal Reserve System.

And that's because you gave them the ability to make the money. You have to take that away from them. You have to take the creation of money away from the private bankers.

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Americans: mobilize. Stand together, stand tall, tell government you're mad as hell, no longer co-operating with the government, you'll not accept a national ID card. Do everything in your power to restore freedom and your individuality back to America.

Stop being a country run by the institutions, for the institutions. Let's go back to "we the people, by the people, for the people" as opposed to "we the institution, by the institution, for the institution." Stand up for your individual rights. Stand up for the godliness that's in each and every one of us.