Accelerating The March Toward One World Governance
September 27, 2010 by Bob Livingston
Congressional Democrats and the administration of President Barack Obama are actively working to subject the United States to the dictates of the United Nations and are accelerating the march toward One World Governance. Recent speeches and actions by administration officials, key Obama appointments and pending legislation all point toward this conclusion.
In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations — an organization whose members include former presidents and current and former cabinet members and CEOs of multinational corporations and which is actively working toward global governance — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the United Nations is the “single most important global institution.”
“Now the U.N. remains the single most important global institution,” CNSNews.com reports Clinton told the CFR during a gathering in Washington, D.C. “We are constantly reminded of its value: The Security Council enacting sanctions against Iran and North Korea. Peacekeepers patrolling the streets of Monrovia and Port-au-Prince. Aid workers assisting flood victims in Pakistan and displaced people in Darfur.
“And, most recently, the U.N. General Assembly establishing a new entity, U.N. Women, which will promote gender equality, expand opportunity for women and girls, and tackle the violence and discrimination they face.”
What Clinton conveniently overlooks is the fact that U.N. is probably the most corrupt institution ever devised by man. It’s appointees in the U.N. hierarchy from around the globe enrich themselves and their cronies from programs supposedly designed to aid those in poverty or suffering under some man-made or natural disaster. Meanwhile, it rushes to the assistance of certain nationalities, classes or groups of people it favors while ignoring the plight of others.
For instance, while aid workers and U.N. “peacekeeping” troops are assisting in areas like Lebanon and Pakistan and Darfur, as Clinton mentioned, it has a history of ignoring the needs of other groups: The Hutu slaughter of Tutsis in Africa in 1994 and extermination of Christians in the Sudan more recently, for example. The U.N. also often supports trade embargoes that lead to the deprivation and starvation of certain cultures (Iran and North Korea as Clinton pointed out, but also Iraq) while sending food aid to corrupt totalitarian regimes in other parts of the globe with the full knowledge that the food is withheld from the citizenry and is used to further prop up those totalitarian regimes.
Endorsing U.N. Policies
Yet Clinton — certainly under Obama’s direction but obviously agreeing to the policy — continues to endorse and aid U.N. policies.
Case in point: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Under the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) — a foundation established by former President Bill Clinton to “help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of shared benefits, responsibilities, and values” — Secretary Clinton pledged $50 million from the United States Treasury to provide 100 million homes in third world countries with clean stoves and fuels by 2020.
Certainly this will turn into a multi-million dollar boondoggle, with the Secretary of State pledging U.S. funds that will be channeled through her husband’s foundation. No conflict of interest there, of course. But it’s typical of One Worlder thinking of taking from the rich countries (read America) and funneling money to pet projects through pet agencies to further their aims at enriching themselves while subjecting those countries to U.N. dictates.
“The new alliance [between the U.N. and CGI] gathers U.S. government agencies with the United Nations Foundation, Germany, Norway, Peru, the World Health Organization and corporate backers including Morgan Stanley and Shell,” reports CNSNews.com . The primary shareholders of Morgan Stanley and Shell are members of the Bilderberg Group which meets annually in an effort to push toward One World Government.
Obama’s recent appointment of former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to a U.N. post is further evidence that Obama supports the U.N. initiative to remove firearms from Americans and leave them solely in the hands of a global military. Secretary Clinton had already expressed U.S. support of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. But Nickels’ appointment is another finger in the eye of supporters of the U.S. Constitution.
Nickels is a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the author of Seattle’s failed attempt to override Washington’s state firearms preemption statute, according to an article on the website for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).
Alan Gottlieb, chairman of CCRKBA said, “By naming Greg Nickels as an alternate representative at the U.N., President Obama has essentially told America’s 85 million gun owners that their firearm civil rights are in jeopardy. Nickels cannot be counted on to defend the Second Amendment because he would like to see it erased from the Constitution.”
Controls At Home
The Obama administration isn’t just working through the U.N. to establish totalitarian controls. He, his cabinet and the increasingly-Marxist Congressional Democrats are hard at work at denying Americans the freedom to choose which products they purchase while furthering their goal of a “Green” world. On Sept. 16, Assistant Energy Secretary Cathy Zoi said the U.S. Department of Energy has a “mandate” to issue regulations to determine what household appliances are available to Americans in the future, according to CNSNews.com.
Zoi said the administration has four tactics to use to advance the “deployment of clean energy.” The first three include government subsidies for private-sector green energy projects, special tax incentives for green energy projects and low-interest government-backed loans for green energy projects. But then she said something chilling.
“The fourth one, which the secretary and I love, is where we have a mandate. Where we can actually just issue regulations and do market transformation,” Zoi said.
That transformation is going to take place through the imposition of new standards for refrigerators, microwave ovens, residential and mobile home furnaces, fluorescent light ballasts, residential clothes washers and dryers, room and central air conditioners and battery chargers.
“We’re going to update [the standards] more frequently. We have the power to do that in the statute,” Zoi said, according to CSNNews.com.
This is how the Obama administration plans to implement its cap and trade environmental agenda — overwhelmingly rejected by the American people — one little piece of bureaucratic regulation at a time.
Another backdoor effort at implementing cap and trade comes from a House bill passed quietly earlier this summer that will effectively cede control of energy production in the U.S. and off its coastline to an international body. This bill is now on the Senate’s calendar.
The bill is HR 3534, also called the “Clear Act of 2009.” Clear stands for Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources, and it will hamper or delay future oil drilling projects, further increasing our dependency on foreign sources of oil and cost the U.S. $900 million per year for 30 years.
This legislation would impose a fee of $2 on each barrel of oil and 20 cents per million British Thermal Units (BTUs) of natural gas for all leases on Federal and offshore lands. The effect of these restrictions and fees would be increases in the cost of gas and energy and other petroleum-based products. But Obama has said in the past he’s comfortable with $5 per gallon gas and believes skyrocketing energy prices in exchange for a “clean environment” is a good tradeoff.
While Democrats aren’t afraid to take the lead on issues of cap and trade and subjecting the U.S. to U.N. mandates, this doesn’t discount the complicity of many so-called conservative Republicans: People like former President George H.W. Bush and Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) to name just a few.
The global governance crowd has been hard at work for almost 100 years. They succeeded in their goal to unite the European nations under the European Union banner, and with their puppet Obama and the Marxist Democrats controlling Congress they see this as their best shot ever at subjecting the U.S. to U.N. dictates like the Law of the Sea Treaty and energy regulations.