The secret Rhodes

The secret Rhodes

‘I leave all my worldly goods in trust for the establishment, promotion and development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object thereof shall be the extension of British rule throughout the world, the perfecting of a system of immigration from the United Kingdom, and of colonisation by British subjects of all lands where the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labour and enterprise, and especially the occupation by British settlers of the entire Continent of Africa, the Holy Land, the Valley of the Euphrates, the islands of Cyprus and Candia, the whole of South America, the Islands of the Pacific not heretofore possessed by Great Britain, the whole of the Malay Archipelago, the seaboard of China and Japan, the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire…’

This surely numbers among the most deranged sets of objectives ever compiled, declares Robin Brown of this first will drafted by Cecil John Rhodes in his just-published biography of the ‘Colossus’: The Secret Society – Cecil John Rhodes’s Plan for a New World Order.

But, despite the grandiosity of the secret plan, Rhodes and his successors managed to achieve many of its objectives.

Like to see more ?

Subscribe to our on-line edition !

For a mere R305.00 per year you get the convenience of our online version including:
  • Twelve monthly issues of Noseweek delivered to your browser
  • A searchable archive
  • Access to every back issue since 1993 !
  • A downloadable PDF version

If it’s just the article you are after, you can purchase it by clicking here.

Tempted ?

For a taste of what awaits you, you are welcome to browse this free issue.

Share this article:

Reader's comments

Like to add your own comment ? Please click here to subscribe - OR -
Submitted by : R YOUNG of RONDEBOSCH on 2015-10-30 10:56:49
Bumboys and kiddy fiddlers?

That's enough to get one's mouth washed out with soap in the Year 2015.

Homosexuals and pederasts.

But Rhodes did not leave his fortune to The Pink Dollar Society.

Of course, it is rather strange; Rhodes had to be thinking generations ahead with his ideas to colonise the world, yet homosexuality and pederasty would contribute few citizens of that world.
Submitted by : Richard Bennett of McGregor on 2015-10-29 08:53:17
It's quite ironic really, the greatest empire in history was run by a bunch of bumboys and kiddy fiddlers. And to this day the power of the pink dollar is not to be underestimated.
Submitted by : R YOUNG of RONDEBOSCH on 2015-10-22 20:45:52
Rhodes and his "mates" seemed to have a lot of time to do a lot of things.

Is it so that in straight relationships there isn't enough time for all of this?

But whatever, it's all kind of weird.
Submitted by : Peter Mansfield of Durban on 2015-10-21 22:55:54
The article's obsession with homosexuality is surely uncalled for.

Editor's Note
Not in the historical context, where it helps explain, inter alia, the culture of secrecy in which Rhodes and his circle operated. It also raises and interesting proposition: a gay hegemony. Those were the chapters the publisher offered us. Not necessarily the ones I would have chosen, but very interesting nevertheless.


While every reasonable effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and soundness of the contents of this publication, neither the authors nor the publishers of this website bear any responsibility for the consequences of any actions based on the information contained therein.

Important information regarding cookies
By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.