Dr. Peter Beter

The Rockefeller family was a frequent target of conspiracy theory in the United States. One of their detractors was Peter Beter, a conspiracy theorist whose frequently outlandish conspiracy theories also targeted the Federal Reserve system and the Soviet Union. He spread his message through recorded messages distributed on cassette tape to subscribers, released monthly from 1975 to 1982. Beter claimed that the Soviets had planted short range nuclear missiles just off the coast of the United States and that the US and USSR had fought an orbital conflict with space-based weapons which he called the “Battle of the Harvest Moon.” It was, however, Beter’s tales of assassinated and replaced political figures that remain his most outlandish legacy.

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  1. I like the idea that Peter Beter had to come up with human body doubles in order to make his conspiracies fit with Jimmy Carter’s now-legendary physical resiliency.

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  2. I don’t know if you mentioned it on the podcast and I missed hearing it, but I looked Beter up and saw he was general counsel for the Export-Import Bank in the 1960s (appointed by JFK). So you could say this about him: his listeners probably had good reason to believe that he had excellent inside information, connections, and sources as he was an Establishment insider himself.

    That said, I can imagine that a lot of his far-right, conspiracy-minded followers who really, really wanted to agree with him might have concluded, “this guy’s nuts.” I wonder how many listeners he had at the end.

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  3. Beter sounds like Criswell that hilariously campy-psychic of the Ed Wood movies. His paranoid mindset is the mirror opposite of the left-wing conspiracy loon of the same period – Mae Brussell.

    There is a mental disorder which causes sufferers to believe that people (even family members) have been replaced by robots. Beter may have had this disorder. There is a new spin on the “doubles disorder” whereby the afflicted believe that celebrities have been replaced by other celebs. E.G. Jackie Kennedy is actually Mary Tyler Moore. (Hey, just look at their earlobes.) Truly bizarre.

    Is there gold in Fort Knox? You betcha. Enough to back the money in circulation. Not a chance. That’s why we have a worthless fiat currency.

    It was an open secret in NYC that Nelson Rockefeller was having an affair with a local TV newscaster. Did he die in the saddle? Everyone in New York thought so.

    Brzezinski and Kissinger were both creatures of the Rockefeller fortune. Even the most mainstream pundits were stumped when Nixon hired Kissinger who was controlled by Nixon’s arch-enemy – Rocky.

    Joseph McCarthy and the House Committee on Un-American Activities were right in almost every instance. The Venona secrets vindicated them. Read Blacklisted by History by M. Stanton Evans. It’s all there.

    BTW you said that by the time McCarthy came along the communist spy problem had been taken care of. Wrong. The many communist spies in the government had been uncovered by the FDR and Truman administrations but those creeps were still in sensitive positions. How? Why? Who was protecting them? These were McCarthy’s big questions.


    • There was a very persuasive article published at least ten years ago that showed how David Icke was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. But the money was funneled through so many groups that it’s difficult to know if either side of the transaction was aware of the connection. The Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment et. al. are so massive that at times they are funding opposite sides of an issue. Deliberate? You decide.

      We can debate how nefarious these fortunes are are but their influence is beyond question. Just look at the Soros Foundation.


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