United Nations Plans for America's Future
Ron Paul exposes United Nations plan to destroy US (1990's?)
PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT -- Sept. 2000 (Part 1)
United Nations Plans for America's Future
At the 55th annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly
in New York City on September 5-9, 2000, called the Millennium
Assembly and Summit, far-reaching plans are underway to turn the
corner from a world of sovereign, independent nation-states to a world
of disparate peoples subordinated to the supreme authority of the
United Nations. These plans call for the total restructuring of the
mission and powers of the United Nations.
To achieve this goal, the UN is scheduled to consider at least two
actions, by consensus rather than by formal vote: adoption of the
Earth Charter, a document whose text has evolved through several
drafts since the Earth Summit in 1992, and adoption of a
Declaration authorizing a new UN commission to implement
recommendations to bring about global governance. Global
governance means world government by incremental steps, chipping
away at national sovereignty one treaty at a time, one world
conference at a time, one UN commission at a time.
A portion of the Millennium Assembly is designated as the
Millennium Summit, which President Bill Clinton and 160 heads of
state are expected to attend, the largest gathering of heads of state
in history. Also meeting at the same time at the New York Hilton will
be Mikhail Gorbachev and his State of the World Forum, hoping to
help induce heads of state to concur in the Millennium Assembly's
historic actions. Gorbachev has been promoting world government
ever since his 1992 speech at the Churchill Memorial in Fulton,
Missouri, where he called for a "global structure," "a democratically
organized world community," a "restructured" United Nations with
"armed forces" and "substantial funding," and "some mechanism
tying the UN to the world economy."
The Earth Charter's advocates talk as though it were the "Magna
Carta" of a new regime, but it's not a regime of freedom from arbitrary
kings like King John at Runnymede in 1215. It's a charter to submit
Americans to global dictators possessing unprecedented powers.
The UN Millennium Assembly and Summit and its actions should be
a major issue in the current presidential campaign since Al Gore has
been an enthusiastic supporter of the Earth Charter during its years
of development. Republican leaders have yet to be heard from.
The Earth Charter demands that we "demilitarize national security
systems" (i.e., eliminate our armed services and their weapons). The
Charter proclaims that its "Way Forward" requires "a change of mind
and heart" as we move toward "global interdependence and universal
The Charter demands that we adopt "sustainable development plans
and regulations" (i.e., to subordinate human needs to global fads
enforced by environment dictators), and that the UN "manage the use
of renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products, and
marine life . . . [to] protect the health of ecosystems" (i.e., not the
health of mere humans).
The Charter demands that we "act with restraint and efficiency when
using energy" (i.e., reduce U.S. energy use and lower our standard of
living). The Charter requires that we "eradicate poverty," "promote the
equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations,"
and "relieve them of onerous international debt" (i.e., redistribute U.S.
wealth around the world and cancel the debts owed by recipients of
U.S. foreign loans).
The Charter exhorts us to affirm "gender equality" and "eliminate
discrimination in ... sexual orientation" (i.e., adopt the feminist and
gay agendas). The Charter demands that we "integrate into formal
education [i.e., assign a UN nanny to monitor our schools] ... skills
needed for a sustainable way of life [i.e., indoctrination in how we
must subordinate sovereignty to the UN dogma of sustainability]."
The Charter affirms that "all beings are interdependent" (i.e., personal
freedom is irrelevant) and "every form of life has value regardless of its
worth to human beings" (i.e., animals, plants and insects, but not
unborn babies). The Charter demands that we "ensure universal [i.e.,
global] access to health care that fosters reproductive health [i.e.,
abortion and contraception] and responsible reproduction [i.e.,
UN-dictated population control]."
The Earth Charter won't be a treaty that the U.S. Senate can accept
or reject. It will be "soft law," a policy document like the UN
Declaration on Human Rights, which has no legal standing but gives
globalists such as Bill Clinton and global environmentalists such as
Al Gore the perch from which they exhort us to "fulfill our international
obligations" (even though Americans never accepted such
The Declaration and Agenda for Action, subtitled "Strengthening
the United Nations for the 21st Century," will also be considered by
the Millennium Assembly and Summit. This lengthy document, which
fleshes out the global plans in more detail, was developed by the
UN-accredited Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who call
themselves the Millennium Forum.
The Declaration demands the disarmament of all conventional and
nuclear weapons, the prohibition of "unilateral deployment of
nationwide missile defense by any country," and a "standing Peace
Force" (i.e., a UN standing army). It calls for a "UN Arms register" of
all small arms and light weapons, and "peace education" covering "all
levels from pre-school through university."
The Declaration calls for "eliminating" the veto and permanent
membership in the Security Council so that the United States will be
merely one of 160 nations. This would reduce the influence of the
United States in the UN to that of Cuba or Haiti even though we pay
the lion's share of the budget.
The Declaration calls for the UN to impose direct taxes such as a
"currency transfer tax," a "tax on the rental value of land and natural
resources," a "royalty on worldwide fossil energy production -- oil,
natural gas, coal," "fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees
for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic
spectrum, fees on foreign exchange transactions (i.e. the Tobin Tax),
and a tax on the carbon content of fuels."
The Declaration calls for "a fair distribution of the earth's resources"
(from the United States to the rest of the world, of course), and for
the "eradication of poverty" by "redistribution [of] wealth and land." It
demands that we "cancel the debts of developing countries."
The Declaration demands UN "democratic political control of the
global economy so that it may serve our vision" (i.e., control by 160
nations with the U.S. having only one vote). It calls for UN monitoring
of U.S. implementation of Agenda 21 and the Copenhagen
The Declaration demands that we "integrate" the World Trade
Organization under UN control. All the talk we hear from politicians
about "free trade" is just pap for the gullible; the goal is managed
trade -- managed by UN bureaucrats.
The Declaration calls for implementing UN treaties that the United
States has never ratified, including the Convention on the Rights of
the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on Biological
Diversity, and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
(which refuses to recognize the right to private property).
The Declaration calls for the unratified International Criminal Court
(ICC) to exercise "compulsory jurisdiction" over all states, enforced
by the UN Security Council. The ICC is so dangerous to the
constitutional rights of Americans that even Bill Clinton declined to
sign it after his Administration had spent years participating in writing
and negotiating it. The ICC has been signed by a hundred countries,
and now the ICC and the UN are impudently asserting jurisdiction
over the United States even though we did not sign it.
The Declaration would impose "gender-based methodologies" as
adopted at the UN Conference in Beijing.
All this and more of the same could be America's future under an Al
These radical UN Plans, which originated with the UN-funded
Commission on Global Governance, are promoted by the NGOs, the
hundreds of private Non-Government Organizations that have
attached themselves to the United Nations like leeches. The UN now
accredits 1,603 NGOs. Accreditation is dependent on the
organization declaring that its primary purpose is to "promote the
aims, objectives, and purposes of the United Nations."
The NGOs are energetic lobbyists for dramatic changes in the
mission and structure of the UN to achieve global governance. Most
NGOs are also members of the International Union for the
Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which originated many of the global
environmental policies set forth in the Convention on Biological
Diversity, the Convention on Climate Change, and Agenda 21. The
most prominent NGOs are the radical environmental groups such as
the Sierra Club and the feminist and population-control groups such
as Planned Parenthood.
The leader of the UN's restructuring plans is a Canadian named
Maurice Strong, who was Secretary General of the Earth Summit in
Rio in 1992 and has built his power base among the NGOs.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him Executive Coordinator
of UN Reform.
The NGOs work the corridors of the United Nations headquarters in
New York like typical corporate lobbyists. Persistent lobbying has
made the NGOs very influential at the various UN conferences,
including the Children's Summit in New York in 1990, the Earth
Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the Human Rights Conference in
Vienna in 1993, the Population Conference in Cairo in 1994, the
Social Summit in Copenhagen in 1995, the Conference on Women in
Beijing in 1995, the Habitat II Conference in Istanbul in 1996, and the
World Food Summit in Rome in 1996.
Maurice Strong and the NGOs publicized their extraordinary plans to
achieve global governance through the UN in a 410-page report called
Our Global Neighborhood, issued in 1995 by the Commission on
Global Governance. This document states (p. 359) that the plans to
"strengthen" the UN into global government originated with former
West German Socialist Chancellor Willy Brandt.
The UN bureaucrats and NGOs have been working ever since on a
Charter for Global Democracy to build the framework for a
restructured UN, and the plans are now being crystallized in the
Earth Charter and the Declaration described above.
The NGOs worked for several years under the name NGO Forum and
are now becoming the People's Assembly, as recommended by the
Commission on Global Governance. This body of unelected pressure
groups with leftwing political agendas is supposed to be formally
attached to the UN during the Millennium Assembly. Pompously
calling themselves the "civil society," they claim to be the voice of
the people, in contrast to the General Assembly, which consists of
the representatives of national governments. The NGOs dream of
becoming the real power in the UN, bypassing the official
representatives of nations.
Clinton Administration representatives at the United Nations are
always very supportive of expanded UN powers. U.S. Ambassador to
the UN Richard Holbrooke says that "the United Nations must
transform its civilian-run peacekeeping department into a larger and
more effective military-style operation ..." (New York Times, 6-14-00)
The UN bureaucrats and NGOs are skillful with semantics, and their
goal of world government is waffled with words that have specialized
meanings but may appear non-threatening. Their jargon words used
in a positive connotation are sustainable (their favorite word), global,
interdependent, civil society, environmental, inclusive, diversity,
common good, demilitarize, fair distribution, international, and
universal responsibility. Among the jargon words always used
negatively are production and consumption. Forbidden words include
independence, freedom and sovereignty.
Many UN and NGO documents confirm the goals and plans of
these tireless promoters of global governance in six areas:
* Using the rubric "Peace, Security and Disarmament," the UN
wants to establish a UN standing army under the command of
the UN Secretary-General, with the ultimate goal of disarming
national armies. The UN reformers want to eradicate national
sovereignty as a barrier to UN action and use the shibboleth
"security of the people" to rationalize UN action inside
sovereign countries (as in Kosovo). The plan is to transform
sovereign countries into administrative units assigned to carry
out UN policies. The UN even wants disarmament of personal
guns, with the UN controlling the manufacture, sale,
distribution and licensing of all firearms.
* In the area called "Eradication of Poverty," the UN wants debt
cancellation for poor countries plus Western-financed social
development. This means forcing the United States to turn
over our wealth to UN bureaucrats to distribute to Third World
* Under the do-good caption "Human Rights," the UN plans to
enforce its version of global human rights through UN treaties,
each of which has its own international compliance
commission. These include the UN treaties on the Rights of
the Child, on Discrimination Against Women, on Civil and
Political Rights, on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and
on the International Criminal Court (ICC).
* The heading "Sustainable Development" is designed to
facilitate total UN control of the environment. In addition to
bootstrapping power to the globalists under the unratified
Biodiversity Treaty and Kyoto (Global Warming) Protocol, the
plan is to use the UN Trusteeship Council to control the
"global commons," which is UN terminology for the
atmosphere, outer space, non-territorial seas, and the related
environment that supports human life.
* "Globalization to Achieve Equity, Justice and Diversity" is a
catch-all phrase to achieve any other power-grabbing goal the
UN and NGO bureaucrats may dream up in the future. They
want the authority to equalize rich and poor economies and
pretend that redistribution of wealth is equity.
* "Strengthening and Democratizing the United Nations" is
doubletalk for wiping out all power and influence that the
United States might ever exercise in the United Nations. This
goal calls for eliminating the veto and permanent member
status in the Security Council and giving the UN the power to
tax so that it will no longer depend on nations' appropriating
funds to pay their dues. UN bureaucrats are salivating over the
prospect of passing the Tobin Tax, the brainstorm of James
Tobin who lobbied for it during the Copenhagen Summit in
1995. This plan to tax all international financial transactions
would funnel an extraordinary $1.5 trillion a year to the UN.
Other targets of UN taxing plans include international airline
tickets, sea-shipped freight, and ocean fishing.
* Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms
has been calling for the United Nations to reform itself and
reduce its bloated budgets. But the UN "reform" agenda, now
headed by Maurice Strong, is certainly very different from what
Senator Helms has in mind.
What can Americans do to preserve our independence and
sovereignty? Here are some first steps that should be taken
The UN Millennium plans must be made an issue with all presidential
and congressional candidates. Urge them to pledge to repudiate
global governance goals, all proposed UN treaties, and all
acceptance of the authority of UN commissions or committees.
* Demand endorsement of a law requiring that, if the UN tries to
impose any direct tax, the United States shall immediately
withdraw from the UN and expel it from our country.
* Demand a pledge to oppose or reject all UN proposed treaties,
specifically those on the International Criminal Court, Global
Warming (Kyoto), Biodiversity, the Rights of the Child,
Discrimination Against Women, Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights, Nuclear Test Ban, and any purported
extension of the defunct 1972 ABM Treaty.
* Demand endorsement of the American Service Members
Protection Act, sponsored by Senator Jesse Helms, to cut off
U.S. military aid to any country that ratifies the International
Criminal Court treaty, prohibit U.S. forces from participating in
UN peacekeeping operations unless expressly immunized
from ICC jurisdiction by a UN Security Council resolution, and
authorize the President to undertake any means "necessary
and appropriate" to free U.S. soldiers from ICC captivity.
The liberty, independence and sovereignty of America are at stake.
World trade rises in torture weapons
Tuesday February 27, 2001
Trade in torture weapons, including high-tech electro-shock weapons, leg irons, serrated thumb cuffs, and stun belts prisoners are forced to wear, is increasing worldwide, Amnesty International says in a report published today.
The report coincides with a separate study showing that Nato governments are investing in new weapons that are potentially as lethal as anti-personnel mines banned by the Ottawa treaty.
The human rights group says that the number of countries producing electro-shock equipment has grown from around 30 in the 1980s to more than 130 now. Some batons, which it calls the favoured tool of the modern torturer, even bear the "EC" standard marking approved by the European Union.
Though it is illegal in America to own some of the equipment, the US commerce department has granted sales valued at $97m since 1997 under the
category of "crime-control equipment". Recipients include Saudi Arabia, Russia, Taiwan, Israel, and Egypt, says Amnesty.
Amnesty says that in July 1997, Zambian police used tear gas to break up a peaceful protest march in Lusaka. Yet Britain re-supplied tear gas two years
later despite the lack of training of the police.
"The government must press the EU to seek an end to the complicity of all its members in the torture trade," said Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK
Other countries with companies selling torture equipment include China, France, Russia, Germany, Britain, Poland, Israel, South Africa, Brazil,
Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan.
The British-based Landmine Action campaign also identified mines that are "victim-activated and civilian-targeted", designed to get round the Ottawa
treaty, which is limited to conventional anti-personnel mines. It says the the government's defense research agency is developing alternatives to conventional mines, including dazzling lasers and high-powered microwaves.
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