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The Pernicious Nature of Idealism

Posted: August 26, 2011 in Education

The Pernicious Nature of Idealism

Why do Liberal ideologues continue to pursue Utopian grandiosity? Despite the fact that history has shown us that the pursuit of this ideal world has ultimately concluded with genocidal outcomes at the hands of megalomaniacal demagogues such as Mussolini, Stalin, and Hitler; or simply murderous thugs like Castro, Mao, and Che, this historical reality is never accepted.

How can such a discredited ideology not only persist, but continue to blossom with each new graduating class that seemingly becomes louder and more self-righteous than the previous one, despite its irrational premise and historically disastrous record?

This is not a book, so the answer to these questions by necessity are broad, and thus requires the reader to be broad minded, as each subject broached can only be superficially examined.  It is also important to realize that I will be contrasting philosophies, not how they are actually implemented.  In my mind, both parties are equally corrupt, paying lip service to their philosophies while acting in a totally discordant manner.  This is not a commentary on policy.

In The Beginning

 The American spirit was evident in the words contained within the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These are words of ’self-determinism’, giving the individual a Government that allows for a persons’ own pursuits. The Constitution neither confers greater rights to the individual, nor does it in any way limit an individual so long as they are operating within the Law; which of itself, does not limit anyone’s pursuit of happiness nor success. A self determined life recognizes that the onus of responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of the individual. One has the right to pursue their dreams, but nowhere is it stated that one is entitled to their dreams. Without getting tangled up in all the theological and philosophical aspects of self-determinism, for purposes of this post I will simply define the drives behind it in its most basic terms:

Need for competence: refers to the need to experience oneself as capable and competent in controlling the external and being able to reliably predict outcomes.

Need for autonomy: refers to the need to actively participate in determining own behavior. It includes the need to experience one’s actions as result of autonomous choice without external interference.

Need for relatedness: refers to need to care for and be related to others. It includes the need to experience authentic relatedness from others and to experience satisfaction in participation and involvement with the social world. Legislated relatedness is not authentic.

Lacking or squelching the attendant responsibility of self-determinism is where socialism over-extends its basic supportive role in our society. Obviously those that are in some way handicapped deserve our assistance. Those that have been discriminated against deserve a fair chance. Yet socialism has become the forerunner to Progressive Liberalism, inasmuch that socialism exploded beyond its economically defined boundary becomes a model of equalizing humanity. In our modern reiteration of socialism, equal opportunity is translated to mean ‘everyone should be equal’. On an individual level, this  ends up having a ring of narcissism to it.

We Were all Born Dependent

Primary archaic narcissism is our state of being upon birth. There is no distinction between self and other, there is only primal ’ism’ and the need for narcissistic supplies to ameliorate a very fearful primal existence. The dispensing of these supplies assuages fears, develops the super-ego, and indoctrinates the budding human being into responsible external social behaviors in relationship to the internal ‘I’. Developmental anomalies in this process can lead to pathological Narcissism.

Simplifying narcissism, it can be said that narcissism is a defense against Emptiness as it struggles to ameliorate the anxieties between Ego (self) and Object (not-self). This severely truncates the maturation process and gives rise to all manner of psychological and social aberrations.

Progressive Liberalism shouts “I deserve”. Rather than struggling with the maturation process of defining self, it cries out from the dark womb of emptiness and ineptitude. It seeks comfort in the same manner that an infant suckles at the breast. When a person has not adequately matured within the family environment, they seek an over emphasized need from Society. Most psychological disorders can be traced to having their roots in an imbalance between Home and Society. Society is unfeeling. Society does not give narcissistic supplies to the individual. The founding doctrines of our society are meant to provide a blank blackboard that allows individuals to take the chalk and author their own personal script for their life. Society bestows upon the individuals that inhabit it the self-deterministic ‘freedom of choice’. When there are aberrations in those supplies that spring forth from the home, then an individual seeks more from Society then its intended purpose. Society is then subconsciously perceived as the Mother’s Breast, and those that remain fearful of life want to suck Society dry. The tit of society becomes the pacifier against the fear of maturation and the responsibilities inherent therein.

 Grandiosity in Leaders

To understand this narcissistic defense as it manifests, we merely have to look at the liberal world view. I think it fair to say that what liberals mainly see when they look at this country is injustice and oppression of every kind—economic, social and political. This view is steeped in negativity and evokes their emotional response. Perceiving the external as wrong, strengthens the impoverished image of ’self’ as right. It only makes sense that given this perspective, what they see requires that America be fixed, or discarded.  This perpetual external view of the world as “wrong”, strengthens the internal view of self as “right” that in turn contributes to a self-righteousness that can appear arrogant.  It follows then that if the Liberal deems oneself to be ‘the enlightened ones’, then this must exist in opposition to what is deemed to be the unenlightened ones.

This is a very dangerous ground for America when a politician thinks thusly.  Their own vision of self as “right” necessitates then the need to control, to herd the unenlightened masses down what they perceive to be the correct path.  This requires a centralized government, and participating masses. Participation can either be cajoled or coerced. History has shown what the unwilling have suffered.  The Liberal has an easy sell, which is…”why can’t we all just get along?”, summed up in a nutshell it encompasses things such as food for all, end poverty, end war,  or summarily simply called social equity.  The Liberal seeks to obtain the grandiose ideal by any means for what they deem to be the betterment of all.  It is their vision of what is good for me. The central authorities tell me what I should believe, what my moral code should be, where my money should go, etc; afterall, they are enlightened and they know best.

As said previously, the Liberals have an easy sell…”don’t you want to save Mother Earth, help the poor, end all war, have everyone get along”?  Of course we do the masses echo back!  It is irrelevant to consider reality when the grandiose sounds so noble. Reality is, we cannot ever all get along.  Period.  We are human, and you cannot legislate our human-ness out of us.  Does anyone really believe that there aren’t people that hate us, will always hate us, and will always seek our destruction?  If you think we can win the love and adoration of every nation in the world, then I would invite you to consider this:  Why is the divorce rate 52%?  Half the people in America can’t even get along with the love of their life for more than 7 years!  Lacking critical independent thought, one cannot ferret out the hypocrisy or foolishness of such a faulty grandiose premise.

Is it that a Conservative wants war, poverty, foul air, dirty water, injustice, oppression, etc?  Of course not!  No one does. In the observation of America, the Conservative sees a country that has risen to be a world leader in the shortest amount of time than any other nation in the history of man.  It is a country that has provided more wealth and more opportunity for more people than any other country in history.  It has contributed more to raising the global standards for everyone on Earth than any other nation.  In its 250 year history the United States has invented 534 different items that revolutionized the way people live.   By contrast, since the inception of France..they have contributed 34 world altering inventions, and Russia 3 (discounting 4 contributions to science that may have led to helping mankind indirectly, such as the Periodic Table of Elements, which was not a discovery of those elements, just a categorizing of them). The Conservative is not incognizant of social injustices, they just believe that by harnessing the best of man,  it will ultimately benefit all mankind.  Nor has the conservative neglected social issues, having passed as many social aid programs as the Democrats. The Conservatives have a message that is much harder to garner support for.  It puts individual freedom and economic healthiness as its first priority, feeling that these will in turn help the most amount of people in the most ways.  But selling economic theory and individual responsibility is harder to do than selling “feel good” philosophy.  Everyone can understand an emotional message, but delivering an economic message that is simplified enough for all to understand is impossible, and the message itself gets so diluted in the process that even if understood, is not very compelling. Why be self-reliant and self-sufficient when it is so easy to not have to burden the yolk of responsibility?

It is ironic to me that Conservatives are so often labeled as the elitists.  What could possibly smack of more elitism than the self-righteous notion of oneself correct, and others wrong? There is nothing that could possibly be more divisive or rife with class-distinction.  Yet, the Liberal “feels” the plight of the poor and gives them a target to vent this angst against…the rich.  Irrationality and hypocrisy follows.  The poor are not poor because the rich are rich.  Just because Bill Gates is worth billions, this does not prevent me from going out and amassing my own fortunes.  If the accumulation of wealth is such a vice, why is the desire to take it from me deemed a virtue?

Perpetuating the Species

The enlightened ones are not self-aware of their own inherent evilness, nor will they be perceived as evil if their ideologies are embraced by the masses.  In order to gain this support a massive propaganda mill needs to be created and perpetuated.  There are many ways this occurs, but I will only superficially look at one.  Again, i can’t delve into all the historical events or fill in all the gaps over the last 60 years, the reader must do their own independent investigations.  The information that follows is merely the tip of the iceberg, that is the result of years and thousands of hours of exhaustive research.

Currently, much of our U.S. policy is the outcome of agreements we have entered into with the United Nations.  To understand current politics in context of my message here, it is important that we examine a bit the guiding principles of those organizations whom we subscribe too.  In particular, we are among the signatory nations that have signed Agenda 21 and the Earth Charter, both of which are part of UNESCO and both of which are designed to perpetuate UNESCO’s mission.  What follows are excerpts from UNESCO’s mission statement. (link is to original document)

“As we have seen earlier, the unifying of traditions in a single common pool of experience, awareness, and purpose is the necessary prerequisite for further major progress in human evolution. Accordingly, although political unification in some sort of world government will be required for the definitive attainment of this stage, unification in the things of the mind is not only also necessary but can pave the way for other types of unification.  … it must also eventually include a unified common outlook and a common set of purposes. This will be the latest part of the task of unifying the world mind…”  – page 17

It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.” – 40

“There are thus two tasks for the Mass Media division of UNESCO, the one general, the other special. The special one is to enlist the press and the radio and the cinema to the fullest extent in the service of formal and adult education, of science and learning, of art and culture. The general one is to see that these agencies are used both to contribute to mutual comprehension between different nations and cultures, and also to promote the growth of a common outlook shared by all nations and cultures.” – 60

“… education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished…. Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.” – 61

“Taking the techniques of persuasion and information and true propaganda that we have learnt to apply nationally in war, and deliberately bending them to the international tasks of peace, if necessary utilising them, as Lenin envisaged, to “overcome the resistance of millions” to desirable change. Using drama to reveal reality and art as the method by which, in Sir Stephen Tallent’s words, “truth becomes impressive and living principle of action,” and aiming to produce that concerted effort which, to quote Grierson once more, needs a background of faith and a sense of destiny. This must be a mass philosophy, a mass creed, and it can never be achieved without the use of the media of mass communication. UNESCO, in the press of its detailed work, must never forget this enormous fact.” – 60

Agenda 21 suggests ways to implement policies whereas the Earth Charter is a program of education.  One only need look at the 40 chapter titles to see how the 2 dovetail into one another and see how current policy is reflecting the objectives of Agenda 21.  Current legislation underway that has its origins in Agenda 21 are highlighted in red.

Obviously, the point I am trying to make is that to garner the support of the masses requires a central organizing principle and a plan on exactly how to organize the people.  Mass media and education are two major ways to accomplish this.

At the Johannesburg Summit of 2002 the nations of the world gathered to re-affirm their commitment to Agenda 21. In a speech given at the Summit, the Director General of UNESCO continues to stress the importance of education:

“Governments recognized the critical importance of education for promoting sustainable development a decade ago at the Rio Earth Summit and in Agenda 21, the action plan agreed to by all governments at the Earth Summit. Chapter 36 of Agenda 21, on Education, Awareness and Training, states that: “Education is critical for achieving environmental and ethical awareness, values and attitudes, skills and behaviour consistent with sustainable development and for effective public participation in decision-making.”

Following the Rio Earth Summit, UNESCO was designated as its Task Manager for Chapter 36. Since Rio, it has been the role of UNESCO to mobilise the various actors concerned with implementing Chapter 36, and to facilitate new initiatives and partnerships primarily through a wide-ranging Work Programme approved by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.”

Chapter 27 requires some further explanation.  An NGO is a non-government organization.  There are currently 58,000 NGO’s registered with the United Nations. NGO’s interface with Congress and the White House in policy recommendations, helping to implement policy, or serving as an interface between Government and Local Authorities.  The Tides Foundation, Media Matters, and countless other organizations are deemed to be NGO’s.   Most of them exist to “spread the word”.

Back in the days when the whole man-made global warming paradigm was being seeded into the public consciousness, President Clinton made massive changes to FACA (The Federal Advisory Committee Act) that transformed the way that NGO’s could interface with Congress and the WH, and how grants were to be awarded.  Basically, it goes something like this:  “we will hire you to provide proof the man has caused climate change, and in return for our multi-million dollar grant you must also be an advocate for our cause and support my re-election”.  Is it possible objectivity was the least of anyone’s concern?

NGO’s that have consultative status with the United Nations are called CSO’s – Civil Society Organizations.  At any given time, the Federal Government maintains a list of 1,000 NGO’s that have consultative status with Congress and the WH.  Currently, each and every one of them is a CSO from the United Nations.

Have you ever wondered how it is that the Liberals seemingly have this amazing ability to all say the exact same thing, with the exact same words, at the exact same time?  It is not as if they are Siamese Twins connected by the neuron at birth, lying around passively until enough synaptic energy is accumulated to stimulate a thought.  No, it is the fact that many of these NGO’s have “rapid response teams”.  George Soros has his fingers in about 5,000 of these NGO’s  and thru the Tides Foundation he creates what is internally called “incubator programs”.  These are short lived and situation specific reaction teams mobilized to squelch opposing thoughts or beliefs.  Unraveling the money trails of these organizations is in and of itself a task worthy of an entire research team dedicating themselves to this sole endeavor for years.  It is amazing.  But I digress….

If you may recall that prior to the threat of annihilation by eco-strangulation and climate change, the extinction of the species was going to be brought about by over-population.  UNESCO, The Rockefeller Foundation and many familiar and prominent figures were heavily invested in figuring out a humane program of eugenics.  From UNESCO:

“At the moment, it is probable that the indirect effect of civilisation is dysgenic instead of eugenic; and in any case it seems likely that the dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease-proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden for real progress to be achieved. Thus even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable.” – 21

This was a hard sell for politicians.  It goes way beyond ‘killing granny’. Another paradigm was required in order to have a successful organizing principle:

“The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up
with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.The real enemy then, is humanity itself.” – the Club of Rome Publication, The First Global Revolution

The Club of Rome is group of world leaders, media moguls, finance moguls, and prominent activists.  Take a moment and glance over this article on the Club of Rome, it is very important to at least know who the members are, and it will give you some insight on how all these NGO’s are interlinked.  It is interesting to note that Al Gore sits on the Board of Directors along with Gro Harlem Bruntland.  Gro Harlem Bruntland was the former President of Norway.  Is it possible she had any role in helping Al Gore get his Nobel Peace Prize?  When trying to foist a particular agenda, one would certainly seem much more credulous with such credentials, wouldn’t they?   Both  AL Gore and Gro Harlem Bruntland are instrumental in bringing the notion of man- made climate change to the public.  Al Gore, Maurice Strong, and Mikhail Gorbechev authored Agenda 21.  Strong and Gorbechev authored the Earth Charter.

Idealism or Greed

After 20 years of hard-hitting indoctrination, going green is thoroughly embedded into our global society.  I am not a Scientist, so reading complex analysis to prove or disprove these theories is not something i am qualified to render a judgment upon.  To me, the question is NOT if man caused climate change –that is the distraction!  The real question for any independent critical thinker should be:  “is this being contrived for ulterior motives.”?

I think I have adequately explained how it is the masses can be narcotized to regurgitate the mantra of the day. They are the innocent and easily swayed by the altruistic rhetoric that bombards them every day in every way imaginable.  But what about our Leaders?  Are they really ‘true believers’ or is there another agenda in the hidden?

I am sure most of us remember Goldman-Sachs and their role in the debt mortgage crises.  You may not be aware of the fact that Goldman-Sachs is 10% partners, along with Al Gore, Maurice Strong, George Soros and other Club of Rome members in a company called The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).  The list of players that comprise this organization is far-reaching as well, but they are all the usual suspects, and loosely tied into Obama also.

CCX was formed 11 years ago as a company to capitalize upon revenues to be garnered by the passage of Cap and Trade.  Remember, Cap and Trade did not really reach public awareness until about 2 years ago, but these legislators and policy makers had made provisions to profit from the passage of this bill 9 years before any of us even knew about it. Oh, and profits they do intend to make!  A spokesperson for the CCX announced that they hope to have annual revenues of $10 TRILLION.  Think of this…10 trillion dollars to be made, and not even offering a single product or service.  All this revenue is to be garnered by trading puffs of smoke required by legislation that they have control over and will mandate.

If you notice one of the chapters of Agenda 21 (partially authored by Al Gore) is entitled combating poverty.  Mr Gore has set up a company to help do so, called Generations Investment.  On his website he states they anticipate annual revenues of $13 TRILLION dollars.

Consider this:  the annual GDP of the entire world is $69 trillion.  So literally 1/3 of the entire worlds wealth is going to be transferred into and thru the hands of these 100 regular players; the same people that created the panic, created the policies to address the panic, and wrote the legislations and regulations to mandate this massive transfer of wealth.  Their idealism I find questionable.

you could never describe the color blue to a blind man..but once he opens his eyes he will never have to ask:  what is blue?

 

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The Earth Charter

Posted: June 29, 2010 in Education

In 1992 Maurice Strong was the Secretary General of the historic United Nations Earth Summit in Rio. In order to ensure the success of the Summit, Strong’s wife, Hanne, held a vigil with the Wisdom-keepers, a group of “global transformationalists.” Through round-the-clock sacred fire, drumbeat, and meditation, the group “held the energy pattern” for the duration of the gathering. As described in my previous article Agenda 21 was the primary output of the Summit. It was stated at the time that this ‘blueprint for the 21st century’ would lay the necessary foundation for a subsequent “new global covenant between humanity and the Earth.”

Shortly after the Earth Summit concluded Strong formed the Earth Council, a group of “environmental visionaries and philosophers”, and set about drafting this “new global covenant”. Various draft versions were formulated but the radical and transformative nature of the document met with resistance from more conservative members of the UN bureaucracy. In 1997, the Earth Council and Green Cross International, founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, joined forces to form the Earth Charter Commission. The Commission, co-chaired by Strong and Gorbachev, claims to have consulted more than 100,000 “concerned world citizens” around the globe. The twenty-three members of the Commission, which includes nine Club of Rome members, claim to have “mediated prayerfully over every word and comma”. I wonder who they were praying too?

The Earth Charter Commission approved the final text of the Earth Charter in 2000, and it has since been embraced by the United Nations, many religious leaders around the world, the majority of world governments and countless Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and activist groups. Following the release of the Charter a series of international forums, called The Earth Dialogues were held at the United Nations to discuss how the general public could be convinced to adopt the “covenant with the Earth” in a real and personal way.

Perhaps most revealing was the forum for Inter-Religious Groups and Spiritual Leaders. As stated in the forums official meeting minutes, the intent was to deal with “the ethics of intolerant righteousness and the greed of short term gain, as these cannot lead us to sustainable development. It is clear that our religious institutions have barely begun to articulate the core values of sustainable development. In their fundamentalist – fanatical forms, religions throughout history have justified terrorism, jihads and crusades against people who hold different beliefs and against the Earth itself.” So we can clearly see who they consider their enemy to be.

While supporters of the Earth Charter consider traditional mono-theistic religions to be the main obstacle to peaceful coexistence and sustainable life on Earth, they do not propose doing away with spirituality. The Earth Charter goes into detail about the need for faith and spirituality in human life. The preamble of the charter states “the spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature.”

So what exactly does this Earth Charter contain? Compared to most UN publications it is very short, only four pages long, direct, and to the point. It clearly lays out the Constitution for a New Green Order. “The choice is ours,” it states, “form a global partnership to care for Earth and one another or risk the destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living.”

The Charter can be read at the official Earth Charter website. The site describes the Charter as “a declaration of fundamental values and principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Created by the largest global consultation process ever associated with an international declaration, endorsed by thousands of organizations representing millions of individuals, the Earth Charter seeks to inspire in all peoples a sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family and the larger living world. It is an expression of hope and a call to help create a global partnership at a critical juncture in history.”

The document begins with a preamble which summarises the problems with the “global situation”, why an Earth Charter is needed to address these problems and the solutions the Charter will provide. It then lists 16 overarching principles that it claims should govern life on this planet. The Charter concludes with a series of closing statement entitled The Way Forward. Rather than going through the whole document line by line I will just provide the reader with the preamble and closing statement which, in effect, summarise the other parts of the Charter. Keep in mind as you read the following text, this is not the ramblings of some idealistic environmental group. It is a covenant that has been officially endorsed by the UNCED, UNESCO, UNEP, many governments, and thousands of smaller organisations.

PREAMBLE
We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.

Earth, Our Home
Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth has provided the conditions essential to life’s evolution. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust.

The Global Situation
The dominant patterns of production and consumption are causing environmental devastation, the depletion of resources, and a massive extinction of species. Communities are being undermined. The benefits of development are not shared equitably and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Injustice, poverty, ignorance, and violent conflict are widespread and the cause of great suffering. An unprecedented rise in human population has overburdened ecological and social systems. The foundations of global security are threatened. These trends are perilous—but not inevitable.

The Challenges Ahead
The choice is ours: form a global partnership to care for Earth and one another or risk the destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living. We must realize that when basic needs have been met, human development is primarily about being more, not having more. We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. Our environmental, economic, political, social, and spiritual challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.

Universal Responsibility
To realize these aspirations, we must decide to live with a sense of universal responsibility, identifying ourselves with the whole Earth community as well as our local communities. We are at once citizens of different nations and of one world in which the local and global are linked. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of the human family and the larger living world. The spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature. We urgently need a shared vision of basic values to provide an ethical foundation for the emerging world community. Therefore, together in hope we affirm the following interdependent principles for a sustainable way of life as a common standard by which the conduct of all individuals, organizations, businesses, governments, and transnational institutions is to be guided and assessed.

THE WAY FORWARD

As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. Such renewal is the promise of these Earth Charter principles. To fulfill this promise, we must commit ourselves to adopt and promote the values and objectives of the Charter. This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. We must imaginatively develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, and globally. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to realize the vision. We must deepen and expand the global dialogue that generated the Earth Charter, for we have much to learn from the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.

Life often involves tensions between important values. This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play. The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership. The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for effective governance.

In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development. Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.

Now you may be thinking this all sounds very nice and reasonable. Why not join together in a joyful celebration of life. But the real intent behind the Earth Charter, and the Global Green Agenda in general, is to eliminate national sovereignty and place all humanity under the control of a single ‘Earth Government.’ They clearly and explicitly state that this is their goal:

In my view, after fifty years of service in the United Nations system, I perceive the utmost urgency and absolute necessity for proper Earth government … There is no shadow of a doubt that the present political and economic systems – if systems they are – are no longer appropriate and will lead to the end of life evolution on this planet. We must therefore absolutely and urgently look for new ways. The less we lose time, the less species’ and nature will be destroyed.

Since the United Nations is the only world-wide, universal organization that is presently available, since it had fifty years of valuable experience and many successes, since it paved the way to proper Earth government, instead of putting it on the defensive, unjustified attacks and criticism, reduction of resources and non-payment of obligatory contributions, governments should honestly ask themselves if a better way would not be to consider a second generation United Nations upgraded by a true quantum jump into a proper Earth preserving and human well-being and justice ensuring organization of our planet.

The continental approach to a world union remains an important avenue. One could conceive five continental unions: the European Union, an American, an African, an Asian, and an Australian Union. A World Union could be constructed as a super-structure and common political, economic and environmental instrument to achieve these objectives.
from – The Earth Charter in Action

Unlike Agenda 21, which is a hard law document, the Earth Charter lays out the principles which laws and regulations will have to promote and enforce. The Charter “was drafted in coordination with a hard law treaty that is designed to provide an integrated legal framework for all environment development law and policy.” This hard law treaty is called the International Covenant on Environment and Development and is being prepared by the Commission on Environmental Law at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a behemoth agency which oversees 700+ governmental agencies worldwide. Interestingly, Maurice Strong (busy man!) is on the IUCN’s Board of Directors.

Again, unlike Agenda 21, the Earth Charter is not being forced on local communities from above. The United Nations is quietly fostering a grass-roots mainstream movement where people personally commit themselves to the Charter. They believe that this personal commitment will be necessary to bring about the societal transformation that the Charter requires. The primary tool being used to permeate society with awareness and acceptance of the Charter is the Earth Charter Initiative. This is another brain-child of Strong and Gorbachev.

According to their own description “The Earth Charter Initiative is the collective name for an extraordinarily diverse, global network of people, organizations, and institutions who participate in promoting the Earth Charter, and in implementing its principles in practice. The Initiative is a broad-based, voluntary, civil society effort, but participants include leading international institutions, national governments, university associations, NGOs, cities, faith groups, and many well-known leaders in sustainable development.”

The Earth Charter Initiative is located in, and managed by, the United Nations University of Peace. The governing council of this University contains some very interesting names. Many of its top academics are members of the Club of Rome. In fact the infamous Maurice Strong is the President of the University and its Rector, Martin Lees, is the Secretary General of the CoR! The founder and current Chancellor of the University is Robert Muller, former Assistant-Secretary of the United Nations, and its #2 ranked official. I strongly urge the reader to research Mr Muller’s vision for the world as outlined on his websiteshttp://www.robertmuller.org/ and http://www.goodmorningworld.org/. Here are some snippets to whet your appetite:

Little by little a planetary prayer book is
thus being composed by an increasingly united
humanity seeking its oneness
Once again,
but this time on a universal scale, humankind is

seeking no less than its reunion with ‘divine,’
its transcendence into higher forms of life. Hindus

call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly
see no difference between our earth and the divine.
This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon
humanity, as we are about to enter our cosmic age

and become what we were always meant to be:
the planet of god
.”
– Robert Muller,
former UN Assistant Secretary General
and Chancellor of the UN University for Peace

What an incredible planet in the universe this will be
when we will be one human family living in justice,
peace, love and harmony with our
divine Earth,
with each other and with the heavens
.”
– Robert Muller,
former UN Assistant Secretary General

As a final insult, and perhaps to make clear the true intent of their agenda, the original copy of the Earth Charter has been placed in a specially constructed Ark of Hope. Placed within the Ark, along with the Earth Charter, were various items called ‘Temenos Books’ and ‘Temenos Earth Masks.’ Temenos is a concept adopted by Carl Jung to denote a magic circle, a sacred space where special rules and energies apply. Some of the Temenos Books were created within this magic circle by children, who filled them with visual affirmations for Mother Earth. Fashioned with the “earth elements”, the Temenos Earth Masks were also worn and created by children. The outside of the Ark is covered with images depicting native spirits of fire, earth, air and water. If you wish you can read more here. This Ark forms a major part of ‘the Earth Charter outreach programme’ and visits hundreds of schools and universities around the world each year.

The Earth Charter stresses that man is his own saviour. By saving ‘Mother Earth’ we will once again return to an idyllic Garden of Eden and redeem our tarnished souls. But instead of worshipping the true Creator, the Global Green Agenda seeks to plunge us headlong into an earth-worship new world religion. They are only waiting for “the right crisis” after which they surmise that humanity will gladly sell their souls for the kind of world that the Earth Charter Promises.

Do not do unto the environment of others what
you do not want done to your own environment..
My hope is that this Charter will be a kind of

Ten Commandments, a ‘Sermon on the Mount’,

that provides a guide for human behavior toward the

environment in the next century
.”
– Mikhail Gorbachev