David Rockefeller died this morning at the age of 101. Throughout his life, Rockefeller has been an immense figure in the world of politics.
Rockefeller, a lifelong Republican, defined an entire generation of Repbulican voters and politicians. Before the Tea Party defined a subset of the GOP, there were “Rockefeller Republicans” — a moderate wing of the party that held more centrist views than the party as a whole.
For that reason, Rockefeller was respected on both sides of the aisle — but not by the far-right. As the CEO of Chase Manhattan corporation, Rockefeller was known for his support of globalization and advocation of a “new world order.” He often claimed the elite — such as himself — could use their money to centralize power over the world's population.
As such, his death has sparked much debate over the worthiness of his advocacy.
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