In his new book, “Controligarchs: Exposing the Billionaire Class, their Secret Deals, and the Globalist Plot to Dominate Your Life,” author Seamus Bruner reveals the long history of eugenicists, technocrats and social engineers who use their fortunes to enrich themselves while promoting an undemocratic and dystopian future for the rest of us.
In his new book, “Controligarchs: Exposing the Billionaire Class, their Secret Deals, and the Globalist Plot to Dominate Your Life,” author Seamus Bruner explores the long history of eugenicists, technocrats and social engineers — from the Rockefellers and the Club of Rome to Bill Gates, Jeffrey Epstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Klaus Schwab and World Economic Forum (WEF) members — who use their fortunes, often under the guise of philanthropy, to enrich themselves while promoting an undemocratic and dystopian future for the rest of us.
“Imagine a world in which you own nothing and rent everything,” Bruner warns in the book notes. “Most of the protein in your diet comes from bugs. You are not allowed to have more than one child, and your financial and medical data are instantly transferred to a centralized government database via a subdermal microchip.”
Bruner sat down with The Defender to discuss his book, the state of the world and his outlook for humanity.
Bruner, director of research at the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), said he honed his craft in investigative journalism by assisting GAI’s founder Peter Schweizer with his 2011 book, “Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison.”
That project led to a couple of “60 Minutes” exposés and ultimately to the passage of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act — or STOCK Act — passed in 2012, according to Bruner. “That experience also disabused me of any notion of going into politics,” he said.
“‘Follow the money’ is our motto here [at GAI],” said Bruner, whose subsequent investigations are documented in his books, “Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption” (2018) and “Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies, and the Washington Lies That Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties” (2020, with John Solomon).
Bruner, who is studying to become a certified anti-money laundering specialist, said, “We’re not against billionaires conceptually, just against ones who want to use their money and power and influence to exert control over your life.”
“The ten wealthiest men on the planet — including Gates, [Jeff] Bezos, Zuckerberg, and [Elon] Musk — doubled their combined personal net worth over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bruner wrote in “Controligarchs,” “while the dwindling middle class suffered, and more than 160 million people [worldwide] were pushed into poverty.”
“Controligarchs” documents the histories of some of the richest families on the planet, and how they have used their wealth and influence to establish plans like Agenda 2030, the Open Society, The Great Reset and the transhumanist movement — and organizations like the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the Wellcome Trust — which are resulting in a virtual war on farmers and food, on informed consent and natural healing options, on energy and jobs, and on freedom of speech and other unalienable rights.
Rockefellers and the takeover of public health
“Controligarchs” begins with the recounting of a 2009 “secret meeting” at Rockefeller University in Manhattan, convened by Gates, with a dozen other billionaire philanthropists in attendance, including David Rockefeller, George Soros, Ted Turner, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey, and the heads of financial titans Blackstone Group and Tiger Management, tech giant Cisco and other multinational companies.
Calling themselves the “Good Club,” their aim was to “set the agenda for the future of global health,” Bruner wrote.
Building on the Club of Rome think tank founded in 1968 by Rockefeller-linked scientists and intellectuals, the Good Club members devised the “Giving Pledge,” an initiative designed to steer billions toward their priority of slowing population growth.
The Club of Rome had earlier published several reports framing “The Predicament of Mankind” — overpopulation and pollution — as existential threats requiring global governance solutions — a “one world order” — according to Bruner.
“The Limits to Growth” was another work supported by the Club of Rome. Published in 1972, the authors used computer modeling to predict that overpopulation and resource depletion would soon destroy the world.
“This ‘predicament of mankind’ said we need a common enemy for mankind to unite against,” Bruner told The Defender, “and they settled on overpopulation — and that meant the problem of mankind is mankind itself.”
According to Bruner, this is the source of the anti-human ideology that runs through narratives like climate change, “where you are the problem.”
“You need fixing and they’ve got just the solutions for you,” he added. “Now, it just so happens that those solutions enrich these guys, so it seems a little too convenient.”
In his latest book, Bruner traces the Good Club’s meeting location to the Rockefeller family and its projects starting in the early 1900s, such as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
The Rockefellers, through their charitable foundations, pioneered a model of maintaining power and influence across generations by meeting consumer needs while also shaping societal beliefs and behaviors.
The Rockefellers built a monopoly in the oil industry and later expanded their reach by tackling public health issues and funding medical research. The Rockefeller Institute — later Rockefeller University — made key discoveries about diseases like meningitis, polio and yellow fever in the early 1900s, Bruner wrote.
Fast-forward a century, and you have the Rockefellers’ protégé, Gates, involved in another mosquito-eradication project, funneling “at least $93 million into controversial efforts to engineer and release roughly two billion genetically modified mosquitoes — first in Florida and California — and then, he hopes, everywhere,” Bruner wrote.
In 1941, the Rockefeller Foundation was approached by the U.S. government to vaccinate “virtually all” Army recruits against yellow fever, but the vaccines, which were tainted with hepatitis B, caused widespread illness among the troops.
“The Rockefellers’ international yellow fever efforts gave them authority. And more importantly, the more diseases the Rockefellers tried to control, the more power and influence they gained in the international health community,” Bruner wrote.
They funded the development of contraceptives and backed population control advocates like eugenicist Margaret Sanger — founder of Planned Parenthood — to drive down global birth rates, especially among populations they considered less desirable.
The foundation also pioneered fields like psychology and sex research that helped destigmatize topics like abortion and promiscuity.
By the time the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Good Club and its associates had already been working for decades on medical and technological innovations “they hoped would cure every human ill, from poverty to infectious diseases,” Bruner wrote. “COVID-19 presented an ‘opportunity’ to introduce these technocratic panaceas.”
The ‘Embrace-Extend-Extinguish’ strategy
In “Controligarchs,” Bruner extensively covers Gates, from his father’s (Bill Sr.’s) involvement in Planned Parenthood to Bill’s troubles with Clinton’s U.S. Department of Justice over Microsoft’s anticompetitive practices to his relationship with Epstein and his later pandemic-related nongovernmental organization (NGOs), initiatives and Big Pharma companies.
“Microsoft had a strategy for monopolizing the software industry called Embrace-Extend-Extinguish (or Exterminate),” Bruner wrote.
Bruner shared how Microsoft made enhancements to the Netscape browser to turn it into its own “Internet Explorer” browser, and placed it on every PC, then pushed “for standards and regulations that would make it impossible for their competitors.”
“They even want mRNA products to replace existing vaccines and other drugs,” he said.
“You see the same thing happening now with food,” Bruner said, pointing to the efforts of Gates, Schwab and others to curtail the use of meat, sanction the use of certain fertilizers and shut down farms, all while pushing for the development of fake meat and insect diets promoted by companies in which they are heavily invested.
Bruner wrote that Dutch multinational chemical giant Royal DSM — a partner of the Gates Foundation and the WEF — was just one example of a company that “seemed well positioned to profit from the [United Nations’ Agenda] 2030 goals.”
Royal DSM “had prepared for nitrogen reductions with new synthetic fertilizers, developed alternative proteins from canola, and even patented a solution to cow flatulence.”
The German company Bayer AG, another WEF partner, bought Monsanto in the hopes of harnessing its CRISPR gene editing crop technology, Bruner wrote. “Next, Bayer teamed up with a Gates-funded biotech company to genetically modify plants and turn them into self-fertilizing crops.”
“This was the kind of patented breakthrough that could disrupt the livelihood of independent farmers everywhere,” he wrote, pointing out how Good Club members like Turner, Bezos and Gates were “quietly and systematically amassing millions of acres of prime ranchland and farmland” in the U.S. that could “rapidly integrate the new fertilizers and so-called sustainable agricultural technologies.”
It was “a bitter irony,” Bruner wrote, that many of the same companies that profited from “Agenda 2030-compliant farming techniques” had previously made their money from the “dirty” agricultural technologies they now denounce.
“For decades, Rockefeller interests had secured dozens of patents relating to nitrogen fertilizer production. But those patents had expired,” he wrote.
“That’s the throughline for all of these guys: They don’t want competitors,” Bruner told The Defender. “And that’s why patents play into all of this stuff. Bill Gates only invests in the fake meat companies after they’ve received patents for their protein chains.”
Gates invested $23 million in Monsanto, which pioneered the patenting of seeds, according to Bruner. “So they want patented foods and then they want to ban the competition, extinguish the cows,” he said.
To underscore his point, Bruner said Ireland was ready to slaughter anywhere from 40,000 to 200,000 cattle “all on the altar of climate change.”
Agenda 2030 is heavily focused on a “net zero” future, Bruner said, meaning the balancing or elimination of carbon emissions. “This is about taking control of both the energy sector and the food sector, and they’re using the same threat of climate change to do it.”
“Having the fertilizers to the seeds to the protein chains all patented leads to a massive consolidation for just a very few players who … are already in bed with the governments that are pushing these policies,” he said.
‘Up to the opposite of what they’re claiming to be about’
Bruner discussed the broad array of efforts unfolding under the guise of Agenda 2030 and “build back better” slogans, and how they are the total opposite of what they seem.
“Who would be against ‘build back better’? ‘Green’ — who’s against green? I mean, nobody wants to live on a dirty planet, nobody wants pollution,” he said.
Bruner believes that the problem with the climate change narrative is that it is an unfalsifiable hypothesis. “You can’t even question it,” he said.
He pointed to people like Greta Thunberg who “get their talking points from a World Economic Forum white paper” and who are “always saying the Earth is going to end in 10 years, he said, “but you reach the 10-year waypoint and New York City isn’t underwater. So they constantly keep shifting the goalposts.”
People in the WEF concluded that climate change wasn’t sufficiently scary, Bruner said, but that the pandemic fright provided “a great opportunity to mobilize resources.”
Bruner gave the example of the Inflation Reduction Act — a name no one could argue with — with $450 billion earmarked for various climate change programs. “It’s really just corporate welfare, welfare for oligarchs,” he said. “Why the heck do these guys need our money?”
As for Gates’ investments in meat alternatives like Beyond Meat and TerraPower, which their promoters claim will save us from climate change, Bruner said taxpayers helped fund these but “We won’t ever see a return on that investment.”
These are examples of “stakeholder capitalism,” one of the “pillars of the Great Reset,” Bruner said, along with “going green,” ESG (environmental-social-governance investment measures) and the “fourth industrial revolution” — including artificial intelligence (AI) and the “Internet of Things.”
“Stakeholder capitalism is absolutely an inverted term,” he said. “It’s not capitalism at all, but state-run capitalism, with the business leaders and the NGOs, the academic institutions and the government — and we don’t get a seat at the table. The profits are privatized and the losses are socialized,” he said.
“Stakeholder capitalism looks strikingly like China’s tyrannical ‘state capitalism’ model (which was actually developed with the help of Kissinger, Rockefeller, and the WEF) and is enjoying popularity among governments,” he wrote.
“Birth control” is another inverted term,” Bruner said. “It doesn’t sound like population control but then they persuade people they shouldn’t even want to have kids.”
“The Rockefeller Foundation focus-tested terms like ‘family planning’ and ‘funding maternal health’ — not ‘population reduction’ obviously, right?” he said.
Bruner said years of propaganda have convinced people that they don’t want to have children.
Soros is another example of people who are “up to the opposite of what they’re claiming to be about,” Bruner said. “No one could be against names like ‘The Democracy Initiative.’”
Bruner wrote that Soros, was “conspicuously quiet on the issue of climate change” because he was heavily invested in fossil fuels. But after investing in green energy, Soros helped the Obama administration “crush the coal industry … then grabbed the stocks for pennies on the dollar.”
Onrushing dangers of AI, transhumanism
Harari celebrated the pandemic because it convinced people “to accept [and] to legitimize total biometric surveillance,” wrote Bruner, quoting Harari from an October 2020 video. “If you want to stop this epidemic, we need not just to monitor people, we need to monitor what’s happening under their skin,” Harari said.
In a “60 Minutes” interview from 2021, wrote Bruner, Harari said in the future, people “may be able to purchase immortality through biotechnological upgrades.” In just a few generations humanity may see a new class structure where poor people still die, but the rich, “in addition to all the other things they get, also get an exemption from death,” Harari said.
As far-off as some of these concerns may seem, Bruner pointed to the rapid development of generative AI as a more imminent danger, a topic he covers in detail in “The Dystopian Present” chapter of “Controligarchs.”
Quoting OpenAI’s Sam Altman from a July article in The Atlantic, Bruner said: “A lot of people working on AI pretend that it’s only going to be good; it’s only going to be a supplement; no one is ever going to be replaced … Jobs are definitely going to go away, full stop.”
“It’s pretty dark because as you use AI in your job, you’re training your replacement,” he added.
“AI is now passing the bar exam. It’ll come for the lawyers, it’ll come for every sector,” he said.
Estimates range from 40% to as high as 80% of jobs being lost to AI, Bruner said. “So what happens when everybody loses their job?”
“You are already starting to see videos percolating up on social media of mostly young people sobbing in their cars because they’re being evicted and can’t afford rent,” he said, adding that in some areas rents have doubled or tripled, and many can’t afford health or car insurance — if they can afford a car at all.
“Now imagine that on a much grander scale as more people lose their jobs. Now you’ve got a million squabbling for 1,000 jobs,” which will increase calls for a “universal or unconditional basic income [UBI], according to Sam Altman,” Bruner said.
While a lot of people are celebrating that idea as a positive development, he said, some in the tech industry are talking about a UBI payment in the range of $13,500 a year.
“You’re not going to be getting the same salary once a robot can do 1,000 people’s jobs,” he said.
‘I’ve got a lot of hope for the future’
Despite the harrowing narratives Bruner explored in his book, he said he is bullish on the future of humanity.
“I’ve got a lot of hope for the future. I don’t think we’re going to put up with it,” he said, referring to the agenda on offer by the “controligarchs.”
Bruner emphasized the importance of being an “evangelist” for the truth.
“Everybody needs to get the word out about what these guys are up to,” he said. “But you’ve got to be armed with the facts and figures to back it all up, otherwise you’re going to sound like a conspiracy nut.”
Bruner said he hopes his deeply referenced book, where he also shares ideas for taking back our institutions and control over our lives, will be a useful resource for helping more people wake up.
Bruner sees the emergence of a “thirst for authenticity, a thirst for realness among people” — a wave that is pushing back against the rollout of fake AI bot posts on social media, against fake meat, fake food and fake science, he said.
“We’ve got a big uphill battle ahead of us, but the number of people who are aware of the subjects I talk about in the book — like those who rejected the vaccines and boosters — it’s very encouraging,” he said, adding, “Once someone is awake to the truth about what’s going on, they can’t really be put back to sleep.”Suggest a correction