A CONSPIRACY OF
presence of paranoia does not prove the absence of plots
and plans. Remember--it's not paranoia if they
really are out to get you." Henry Kissenger
"It is in politics and economics
that will to power becomes really dangerous...that the
rights of the collectivity take precedence over...the
rights of man..."
"Here is one optimist's reason for believing
unity will prevail... I'll bet that within the next
hundred years, nationhood as we know it will be obsolete;
all states will recognize a single, global
authority. A phrase briefly fashionable in the
mid-20th century -- 'citizen of the world' -- will have
assumed real meaning by the end of the 21st ..." --
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbot, TIME
magazine column, July 20, 1992.]
crisis justifies permanent control...by the agencies of the central
Brave New World
"They are slaves
who fear to speak
For the fallen and the weak...
They are slaves who dare not be
In the right
with two or three."
James Russell Lowell
(Stanzas on Freedom -1843)
Club of Rome
Strong (frequent speaker at the
of St. John the Divine, Secretary General of the
first Earth Summit in 1972, first Director of the United
Nations Environment Programme, Secretary General of Earth
Summit II in Rio, 1992, founder of Earth Council, Chair
of the Business Council for Sustainable Development,
co-chair of the World Economic Forum, member of UN's
Brundtland Commission on Environment and Development,
member of Commission on Global Governance)
"Limits to Growth" (1972)
predicted the impending end of life as we know it due to
population grown and depletion of resources; calls for
international action of "unprecedented scale and
scope". "We believe in fact that the need
will quickly become evident for social innovation to
match technical change, for radical reform of the
institutions and political process at all levels,
including the highest, that of world polity. And
since intellectual enlightenment is without effect if it
is not also political, THE CLUB OF ROME also will
encourage the creation of a world forum where statesmen,
policy-makers, and scientists can discuss the dangers and
hopes for the future global system without the
constraints of formal intergovernmental
negotiation." En Route to Global Occupation
"Stuff" of Global Governance
By Henry Lamb
Millennium Forum meets in New York
for Education and Economy--NCEE)
Human Capital "create a sense of crisis"
and then "use courts" to achieve social goals
Maurice Strong (Canadian,
Under-secretary of UN)
Shridath Ramphal of Guyana
(secretary general of the Commonwealth of Nations,
comprised mainly of developing nations)
Brian Urquhart, scholar in residence for the Ford
Foundation--once under secretary to the U.N.
Our Common Future: The Report of the
World Commission on Environment and Development ,
also called the Brundtland report
Neighborhood; The Report of the Commission on Global
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
Treaty contains principles of the New
International Economic Order (NIEO) --created a UN taxing authority
(a legal mechanism for the redistribution of wealth from
developed to developing nations. No seabed
activity, mining, salvaging, and so forth, can occur
without a permit from the ISA). President Clinton signed
into law in 1994
CARING COMMUNITIES FOR THE
Villages and Cities for All Generations
"Towards a Community for All"
In support of the International Year of Older Persons
February 10 - 11, 1999
United Nations Headquarters - New York City
As part of a five-year series of interlinked congresses
held in cities around
the globe, this conference is organized in coordination
with the United
Secretariat of the International Year of Older Persons
and United Nations
Centre for Human Settlements (HABITAT), NGOs and the
private sector. It
held in the United Nations during the Commission for
Social Development in
Conference Room #4. The Conference will address the
· What will be the
impact of longevity on communities?
· What will the
impact of multigenerational communities be on
multigenerational communities help people to live longer
· How can
communities prepare for changing new roles?
· What partnerships
can be established between society, government, and
· How can older
persons contribute to, and care for, their
Each month the world’s older population increases by
1.2 million! By 2020, 1.4
billion persons will be over 60, an increase of 240%
since 1980 with the
fastest growth in developing countries. By 2025,
worldwide life expectancy
reach 73 years…a 50% improvement on the 1955 average
of only 48 years…a
of life challenge!
Conference highlights will include: an international
presentation of architectural and interior design student
Communities: A Society for All Ages;" Public/Private
Partnership Luncheon and
Networking Reception, featuring the ICCC awards to
eminent world leaders.
Join experts from the fields of architecture,
advertising, design, community
planning, health, government, real estate development,
and technology to
discuss your ideas. The roster of prominent speakers
Ambassador Julia Alvarez, Permanent Mission of the
Dominican Republic to
Ambassador Bagher Asadi, Permanent Mission of the Islamic
Republic of Iran to
Ambassador Carlos Dos Santos, Permanent Mission of
Mozambique to the UN
Minister Motohide Yoshikawa, Minister, Permanent Mission
of Japan to the UN*
H.E. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General*
Dr. Nitin Desai, Under Secretary-General, Department of
Economic and Social
Dr. Klaus Toepfer, Ag. Executive Director, UN Centre for
Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko, Coordinator, Secretariat for the
Local Authorities, Non-Governmental Organizations,
Foundations and Business:
H.E. Qassim Sultan, Director General, Dubai Municipality,
Mr. Sylvan Barnet,, Rotary International Alternate
Representative to the UN
Dr. Rod Hackney, RIBA, Former President of the
International Union of
Mr. James B. Kennedy, Executive Director, Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mr. Stephen King, Executive Director, International
Council on Social Welfare
Mr. George Soros, Chairman, Soros Foundation* (MAJOR DONOR OF HILLARY CLINTON)
Convention on the Rights of Child
adopted by the UN General Assembly Nov.
Communist Party platform under Lenin called
for "establishment of nurseries for infants and
children in all shops, factories and other enterprises
that employ women"
Article 12.1 Grants children the right
to express their own views freely in all matters
13.1 Grants children the right to seek, receive and
impart information and ideas of all kinds
Article 14:1 Grants children the right to freedom of
thought, conscience and religion
Article 15:1 Grants children the right to freedom of
association and peaceful assembly
16:1 Grants children the right to privacy in the
family, home, or correspondence
strips authority for child-rearing from
parents and gives it to the government
October 2, 1994 column
by Arnold Beichman, Washington Times: "Weeds In the
Child's Garden of Rights." "From Canada a
warning voice is heard against ratification of a UN
covenant which could 'advance a radical agenda' focused
on parental authority and the normal historic family of
"In November 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted a
convention, the language of which was replete with the
kind of pieties so useful to avant-garde social engineers
who want a new world order reflecting their
weltanschauung. The UN declaration stressed the
rights of children to be raised 'in a spirit of peace,
dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and
solidarity.' Who could argue against so majestic a
declaration, so luscious a sugar-coated package?
But the devil is in the details, the subsidiary clauses,
the bureaucratic guidelines --and that is the alarm which
the Canadian magazine, 'Western Report,' published in
Vancouver, was sounding."
[Remember that the Clintons have vowed to get this
'convention' implemented in the U.S. by hook or by
crook--by legislation or Executive Order or by
step-by-step agency regulations...??]
In 1990 there was the UN World Summit for Children.
"The 'Summit' attended by representatives from 71
states [remember the UN refers to countries as
"states"], promulgated a world declaration
comprising 54 articles calling upon governments
everywhere to place the rights of children high on the
national agenda. Without a word to the Canadian
House of Commons or the people of Canada, Prime Minister
Mulroney signed the UN pronouncement and created a
Children's Bureau, a new billion-dollar bureaucracy to
administer his unilateral commitment." [Deja vu,
Red, White and Blue copycat, 1999??]
"As is usual in radical blueprints for remaking the
world, many of the declaration's provisions are
unexceptional ... Taken out of context, warns the
'Western Report' writer, Celeste McGovern, 'the
document's ambiguous phrasing raises some red
[Note how it is phrased: 'As is usual in radical
blueprints for remaking the world.' People tend to
focus on the "who could object to this" type of
content and miss the "red flags." ]
Warnings of Canadian grassroots groups (1994) included
warnings that the proposed treaty "ignores the
rights of parents...if these functions are not clearly
given to parents and the family, the powerful state
agencies will assume them." It goes on to cite
Article 13, which gives children the "right to
freedom of expression...the right to seek, receive, and
impart information of all kinds...in the form of art or
through any other media of the child's choice."
[1999, note the most recent pronouncements of the
American Psychiatric Association and the American Library
Association asserting the rights of children to delve
into pornography, etc., and to participate in acts by
pedophiles if they do so "consensually."]
Article 20 "gives the State the right to remove
children from their homes 'for their best interests when
necessary.' That's the kind of bureaucratese which
makes civil servants purr with joy since they will define
the child's 'best interests' and they will define when it
is 'necessary' to remove the child from a family."
Mr. Mulroney's Children's Bureau spawned a second
bureaucracy, "Brighter Futures Campaign."
[1999: Think about all the emerging groups in the U.S. to
bring about success, etc., for our children...] The
Canadian Children's Bureau promoted good-sounding things
like research into childhood asthma and cancer [Notice
all the ads here for helping asthmatic children all
springing forth in 1999?] and also started a LOBBYING
EFFORT TO OUTLAW SPANKING EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A DISTINCT
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPANKING AND CHILD ABUSE. [Emphasis
capital letters added here.]
1994 column continues: "Statistics Canada, an
official govt. agency, is seeking 'to develop a new
definition of family because it believes the traditional
family is beyond recovery,' yet researchers have found
that more than 80% of Canadians live in 2-parent,
"Statscan is seeking a broader definition of family
which would include 'gay and lesbian families,' and 'an
increase in awareness of the homosexual presence.'"
1999: Read the headlines; read the school programs
being forced in; read the news features lauding
gay/lesbian activities, gay/lesbian parents; notice the
story lines of movies and books. Note the
"need" for govt. and business day-care centers
because single mothers have nowhere to leave their
children while they work; note the "need" for
schools to be
"families" in today's changed "family
structures." 1999 dots had a lot preceding
them. But, "it's for the children" so it's
all "needed." Who could object to wanting
children to live in a "safe environment" and
have "freedom"? Not mentioned in the Beichman
column were the UN Rights of the Child provisions such as
being free to choose their own religion OR not to have a
religion; freedom to choose their own associates
[...don't tell me I can't be in the Trenchcoat Mafia???];
the right to an education [where and for how long??] Lots
in the details. Lots already been eased in every so
carefully in the five years since Mr. Beichman warned
that the "radical agenda of the anti-family
bureaucracy and its supportive lobby groups" were
working to "change forever the quality of family
life in Canada." [AND EVERYWHERE ELSE,
INCLUDING THE U.S.]
Thanks to Joan
Ingvar Carlsson, Prime Minister of Sweden
Meeting called mainly by the group
listed which endorsed calling for a Commission on Global
Federal Republic of Germany's
former chancellor Willy Brandt
Madame Gro Harlan Brundtland (Prime Minister of
North-South: A Program for
Survival (1980) dealt with distribution of wealth and
Stockholm Initiative: a call for the commission on
Commission on Global Governance
Shridath Ramphal of Guyana
Simmons, president of the MacArthur Foundation--U.N.
appointee to the High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable
Brian Urquhart, scholar in residence for the Ford
Abdlatif Al-Hamad, director-general and chairman of
the Arab Fund
For Global Governance - UN affiliated commission.
Outlines of plans for global governance by year 2000.
Quotes from Our Global Neighborhood:
The Report of the Commission on Global Governance,
published by Oxford Press.
Also calls for:
President Jimmy Carter
(father of America's environmental lobby/founded National
Resources Defense Council and World Resources
Institute/Clinton-Gore transition--appt. to direct U.N.'s
Global 2000 Report called for
vigorous determined new initiatives...unprecedented
global cooperation and commitment...sustainable economic
Natural Resources Defense Council
Gus Speth (founder)
World Resources Institute
Gus Speth (founder)
International Union for the Conservation
Shridath Ramphal of Guyana (secretary
general of the Commonwealth of Nations, comprised mainly
of developing nations)
Jay Hair (former chief executive
of the National Wildlife Federation)
World Conservation Strategy: Living
resource Conservation for Sustainable Development Government
management of resource production/Government management
of resource use/Government management of associated
risks/ And a share in government power in such matters
for what American politics calls public interest groups
World Wildlife Fund (offshoot of
International Union for Conservation of Nature)
share the same office building in Gland, Switzerland.
Saburo Okita (chair Japan)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg
World Conference on Environment and
Development (Rio, 1992)
Maurice Strong (chair)
Findings sent to UN
Gus Speth and World
International Council of Scientific Unions
World Conservation Union (International Union for the
Conservation of Nature)
Center for Our Common Future
Reports to UN: monitor all world's
activity and pointing out "breaches of responsible
Brundtland Commission (23 members: 3
Soviet Bloc/7 industrial democracies/13 developing
Madame Gro Harlan Brundtland (Prime
Minister of Norway)
Maurice Strong (chaired 1st world
Conference on Environment and Development, 1972)
Shridath Ramphal of Guyana
Report: (1987) Recommended: World
Conference on Environment and Development "The
United Nations should clearly be the locus of new
institutional initiatives of a global character."
Financial support: Government of Norway, Netherlands,
Sweden, Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, Ford and
MacArthur Foundations of the U.S.
Consumption limits/Taxation for environmental
objectives/high energy taxes and prices/creation of
"market instruments" to keep the
economic decisions of free individuals from
interfering with government policies
Henry Lamb writes on the rise of the UN and global
governance through Environmentalism:
Big Six of the world's environmental
intellectual and organizational leadership:
Club/The Natural 'Resources Defense Council/The Audubon
Society/The Wilderness Society? The Nature Conservancy/
and the National Wildlife Federation
Thomas Berry (officer of
the Temple of Understanding)
Dave Foreman (co-founded
Earth First/chairman of the Cenozoic Society, Chairman of
the Wilderness Project/ Board of Directors of the Sierra
"Techniques of making
the beliefs of a few seem like a spontaneous rising of
opinions from an army of many" Richard L.
"The most difficult transition to make is
from an anthropocentric to a biocentric norm of
progress. The solution is simply for us as humans
to join the earth community as participating members, to
foster the progress and prosperity of the bioregional
communities to which we belong. A bioregion is an
identifiable geographical area of interacting life
systems that is relatively self-sustaining in the
ever-renewing processes of nature. Such a bioregion
is a self-propagating, self-nourishing, self-educating,
self-governing, self-healing, and self-fulfilling
community. For humans to assume rights to occupy
land by excluding other lifeforms from their needed
habitat is to offend the community in its deepest
structure. Further, it is even to declare a state
of warfare, which humans cannot win..." Bioregions:
The Context for Reinhabiting the Earth Thomas Berry
The National Religious Partnership for
Morton, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Chancellor Ismar Schorsch of the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America
Bishop James Malone of Youngstown, Ohio
Reverend W. Franklyn Richardson, general secretary of
Representatives from the National Association of
Evangelicals, World Vision, Sojourners, the Intervarsity
Christian fellowship, the AuSable Institute
Al Gore: "...will
trigger the beginning of grassroots activity in tens of
thousands of religious congregations across the
Carl Sagan "...separately,
neither science nor religion could solve the problem of
redeeming the environment from the shortsidedness of the
last few decades."
Avowed Socialists who
organized the society in 1930s
ownership is the only basis on which we can hope to
protect the incalculable values of the forests for wood
resources, for soil and water conservation, and for
recreation....Regardless of whether it might be
desirable, it is impossible under our existing form of
government to confiscate the private forests into public
ownership. We cannot afford to delay their
nationalization until the form of government changes.'
Act 1964/"Earth Day" 1970/ Clean Water Act
1972/ Endangered Species Act of 1973
Council on Foreign Relations
also formed the Federal Reserve Bank:
("We shall have world government
whether or not you like it--by conquest or consent."
Senate Foreign Relations Committee testimony, 1967)
John D. Rockefeller
The membership includes the
elite in politics and the media.
and every President since, JFK filled his State
Department and surrounded himself with individuals who
were, perhaps coincidentally, members of the Council on
UNESCO (United Nations Educational
Scientific, and Cultural Organization)
(Britain's Population Investigation Commission, VP
Robert Muller (Secretary-General of the UN's Economic
and Social Council, founder of Robert Muller School of
Ageless Wisdom in Arlington,Texas, helped establish the
University of Peace in Costa Rica, from which came the
International Educational Goals founded on the teachings
of Alice Bailey, the curriculum from the School of
Ageless Wisdom--the foundation of Goals 2000)
UNESCO: Its Purpose and its Philosophy:
"Thus even though it is quite true that any radical
eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and
that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake
so that much that is unthinkable may at least become
thinkable." Julian Huxley
wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men
that the defenses of peace must be constructed."
"The Impact of Science on Society," UNESCO
Journal: "Every government that has been in control
of education for a generation will be able to control its
subjects securely without the need of armies or
""As long as the child breathes the poisoned
air of nationalism, education in world-mindedness can
produce only precarious results. As we have pointed
out, it is frequently the family that infects the child
with extreme nationalism. The school should
therefore use the means described earlier to combat
family attitudes that favor jingoism...We shall presently
recognize in nationalism the major obstacle to
development of world-mindedness. We are at the
beginning of a long process of breaking down the wallf of
national sovereignty. UNESCO must be the
Resource Manual p. 49.
UNESCO: Its Purpose and its Philosophy
"The general philosophy of UNESCO should be a
scientific world humanism, global in extent and
evolutionary in background...In its education program it
can stress the ultimate need for world political unity
and familiarize all people with the implications of the
transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to a
world organization...political unification in some
sort of world government will be required....Tasks for
the media division of UNESCO (will be) to promote the
growth of a common outlook shared by all nations and
cultures...to help the emergency of a single world
culture...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 eugnic 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."
Sir Julian Huxley
First Director-general of UNESCO
From THE HUMANIST
Go to http://worldpeace2000.org/ideas/
Robert Muller's picture will appear (he
wrote the UNESCO World Core Curriculum) notice he
is chancellor of the University for Peace. Scan
down to bottom and follow the links.
Global Conference UfP Costa Rica
- check out the Peace Links at the bottom.
Click on education - top line far right - Does this web
site directory look like your school's curriculum?
Next, under Education for Peace - click Global Education
Model UN. You can get to Robert Muller's school at
bottom. Now, back to Education for Peace Directory
or directly in at
Browse through PEACE LINKS.
(or through Peace Links) to Robert Muller School.Links to
related sites - take a look at Light Shift 2000, the
logos tell an interesting story in themselves. Go
to THE VISION then Light Shift 2000, also Celebrate World
Peace 2000, Proclamation.
Go to Our Mission - note last
paragraph - change. Also New Life Curriculum Forum
- second paragraph - shift in world view.
The Tibetan is quoted in
the World Core Curriculum as Muller's mentor.
or just go to search on: University of the Seven Rays -
and browse. I went on Hot Bot search engine.
Tibetan and Alice Bailey are quoted throughout the World
Core Curriculum - the UNESCO document - same pedagogy in
our local schools.
** See Related Web Sites - Lucis
Trust -Alice Bailey - quoted throughout the UNESCO World
"I had written an essay
which was circulated by UNESCO, and which earned me the
title of "Father
of Global Education.' I was educated badly in
France I've come to the conclusion that the only correct
education that I have received in my life was from the
United Nations. We should replace the word politics
by planetics. We need planetary management,
planetary caretakers. We need global
sciences. We need a science of a global psychology,
a global sociology, a global anthropology. Then I
made my proposal for a World Core Curriculum."
Speech delivered at the University of Denver in 1995 (The
World Core Curriculum has received the Department of
Education's stamp of approval through the National
Diffusion Network for use in public schools.) Robert
Muller's School of Ageless Wisdom is fully certified by
the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
He is also Chancellor of the University
of Peace in Costa Rica and one of the major promoters of
peace education initiatives through the United Nations.
the liberals insistence upon the separation of church and
"Assisting the child in becoming an integrated
individual who can deal with personal experience while
seeing himself as a part of the `greater whole.' In other
words, promote growth of the group idea, so that the
group good, group understand, group interrelations and
group goodwill replace all limited, self-centered
objectives, leading to group consciousness." Trojan
Horse, Brenda Scott and Samantha Smith
The following is
from the Preface to "The Robert Muller School; World
Core Curriculum Manual"
"The underlying philosophy upon which the Robert
Muller School will be found in the teachings set forth in
the books of Alice A. Bailey,
by the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul (published by Lucis
Publishing Company, 113 University Place, 11th floor, New
York NY 10083) and the teachings of M. Morya as given in
the Agni Yoga Series books (published by Agni Yoga
Society, Inc., 319 West 107th Street, New York, NY
I was unsure whether this School of Ageless Wisdom actually
existed. It does. I visited it in Arlington, Texas.
No one answered my knock but there was a car in the driveway with a
Clinton Gore bumper sticker
For the past 3 months I have been working on researching my local school
district's proposal to convert to a charter district (via California
Bill 1705). Because this district (Capistrano Unified) has a track
of implementing all aspects of the federal education laws (Goals
2000/School to Work/Outcome Based Education, etc), I have much spent time
trying to reveal the motives behind the charter district proposal.
In my recent research on this local issue, I needed to access the local
county STW plan, which is called Vision 2020 (which was put into place in
1997). Usually I am more shrewd than this, but I must admit that I
been under the impression since '97 that "Vision 2020" was just
given to our local STW plan. WRONG!
While doing an Internet search to locate the website for the Orange County
Dept of Education's Vision 2020 link, I was appalled to see literally
hundreds of Vision 2020 websites. After clicking around on them, it
clear that Vision 2020 is the name being given to ALL cities/county
level/international level/university level/corporate level/ even churches'
Vision 2020 plans.
Let me explain. What you will find as you surf through the various
2020 sites, is that it is no coincidence that they are all named Vision
2020. At first glance I thought, well maybe alot of these sites have
with optometry or something. NOT! What you will see is that
they all have
to do with community planning and development, global governance goals,
sustained development, food distribution systems, transportation systems,
global economy, workforce training systems (STW), ENVIRONMENTALISM,
economies, human resource development, etc.
I could not fathom what it was I was uncovering as I pursued this web
search. It is sickening when it hits you that this IS the global
Vision 2020. I am sure it originates at the UN, but still need to do
research. I wanted to give you all the heads up on my discoveries
include here various links to just a few of the participants--so you will
see the diversity of participants. Most disturbing is the number of
churches involved in Vision 2020 (which I believe is part of the global
spirituality component of the plan). So far I have found links for
two Presbyterian churches, a Methodist church, and a Baptist church--and that
was just on one search engine through the first 50 hits for Vision 2020.
will continue to update as I do this research. It appears that all
church Vision 2020 sites are geared to raising money to increase church
membership, but no real explanation for the name Vision 2020 is stated at any of these websites.
I have found a Vision 2020 link for Yellowstone National Park (but it
references the entire park system as involved in it), the US Space Command
site (where it speaks of global engagement and global partnerships), the
Chemical Industry, several universities and a zillion local Vision 2020
plans in most states. I found a key site for Vision 2020 in
for India, and two for Canada.
I will give you a glimpse of the Vision 2020 site for Ireland's University
of Limerick because it is so absolutely frightening... please do
I hope you too will see this as an urgent issue and help pass this
information around to other activists. The various links will appear
the end of this excerpt from Ireland.
Thanks and God bless you,
2.2 The detailed Vision 2020 process (outlined in 2.1) was used because:
(i) it was felt that the future of the University of Limerick should be
charted on the basis of the views and opinions of those who would be an
essential part of the organisation in the time ahead.
(ii) the potential and possibilities for future development are such as
would benefit from in-depth and rigorous analysis over a very broad
While the period of development of the University from 1970 to 1995 could
be construed as having to do mainly with establishing and developing a
national reputation and extending this to the international domain, the
next 25 years can hardly avoid focusing on the creation and sustaining of
strong international reputation. The serious consolidation of the
University of Limerick in the international sphere raises many exciting and
far reaching issues and visions which span a very broad area. For
the external environment, within which the University will need to chart
its development, can be expected to contain the following characteristics:
· Increasing intensification of the process of globalisation under the
impetus of technological advance and geopolitical trade block
consolidation; and this globalisation will take place in the context of a
multi-polar trading and development world which is replacing the old
· The all-pervasive growth of informatics and consolidation of the
"Information Age". The resulting information society will
societal, economic, cultural and organisational issues which simply did
manifest themselves during the last 25 years. Studies show that the
information society, for instance, will:
- impact in a fundamental way on the economy and on employment;
- lead to far-reaching change in basic social and democratic values in the
- influence the nature, organisation and delivery of public services;
- put new pressures on and influence the cultural dimension of life and
shape the future of communications, particularly the media;
- redefine the parameters for sustainable growth, technology and
· New forms of entrepreneurship and enterprise operating successfully in
global and information society context;
· Environmental concerns, of a different nature and more intensely
expressed than in the past;
· Societal values taking on different emphases than in the past;
· The growth and development of a more aesthetic value system and leisure
culture putting a sharp focus on, for instance, music and the arts,
literature and tourism - and by extension the potential for development
enshrined in the Irish Diaspora;
· New forms of quality, qualitative concerns and automation coming to
on the future manufacturing process across all sectors;
· Well-focused strategic alliances between organisations and corporations
throughout the world since the potential for and scale of development will
be such as will be beyond the scope of any one organisation.
SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS WHICH EMANATE FROM EACH OF THE WORKING TEAM
· THE UNIVERSITY & SOCIETY
· THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
· EDUCATING THE WHOLE PERSON
· TEACHING AND PROGRAMMES
· EXTERNAL AND NETWORKS
· RESOURCING VISION 2020
3.1 THE UNIVERSITY & SOCIETY
3.1.1 The broad thrust of the report:
· The team adopted as its guiding principle: "Embodying the Creation
Knowledge in a Global Village".
· Traditionally, universities have concerned themselves with the creation
of bodies of knowledge and the creation of knowledgeable bodies. In a
period of rapid population growth, the University of Limerick achieved
particular success in fostering the expansion of the Irish high-tech
· This function is under threat from a number of interacting social,
demographic and technological change forces. But change brings with it new
opportunities as well as threats.
· The report outlines how these changes will affect the environment of
University of Limerick, and suggests how the University might transform
itself to pursue relevant economic and social goals in a rapidly evolving
and competitive market situation.
· It concludes that a future based on multidisciplinarity and, in later
years specialisation, within a small set of strategically chosen areas,
will best serve the institution and Irish society at large.
· A concentration of effort, starting in the very near future, will be
needed to realise this vision, and the effort will require fundamental
changes in attitudes, operations and structures.
3.1.2 Structure of report:
The report is organised in five main sections:
· What is a university?
· What are the five most significant elements of our external
· What will constitute a university and society in 25 years?
· Charting a future for the University of Limerick.
· New directions.
The report also includes, as appendices, a number of position papers which
were reviewed by the Working Team in the course of its deliberations.
3.1.3 Facets of a University:
In attempting to answer the question "what is a university?",
highlights the multifaceted nature of a university. Different universities
at different junctures emphasise different facets:
· An inventory (both physical and human) of knowledge about the world;
· A community of scholars concerned with the discovery, integration,
application, and dissemination of knowledge;
· An oligopolistic supplier of (professional) qualifications and networks
which simplify labour market access;
· A social space where young people have formative experiences;
· A regionally monopsonistic employer;
· An engine for social and/or economic development.
Each of these facets is reviewed and discussed in turn. The report
concludes that the extent to which any university is perceived as
will depend on which of a series of personal viewpoints and values holds
sway in a broad social arena, and that perhaps a pragmatic long-term
strategy is necessary which involves striking a delicate balance between
The approach adopted in the report is one based on choice - a university
can choose to emphasise particular facets and if it succeeds in
the correct ones, it succeeds.
3.1.4 Five Elements of our Environment/Scenarios for 2020:
The report then proceeds to attempt to identify some of the elemental
forces that may shape universities over the next two decades. Five
are identified, and each is explored in turn:
· Economic Development
· New Sites of Scholarship
In the case of "Society", the possibility that Ireland's
commitment to the social may solidify in the face of an increasingly
individualistic (and potentially fragmented) external world is raised.
would result in:
· Greater emphasis on social stability and cohesion;
· A desire to escape from an entirely materialistic society;
· A sense of pride in a country that emphasises equity.
> On the other hand, individualism may come to the fore, in an increasingly
materialistic and uncaring world.
The existence of an intricate network of social institutions is relatively
recent and fragile (cf. events in Eastern Europe). Fragmentation of social
institutions has implications for university education.
The review of "demography" concludes that, on certain
from a HEA study, the University of Limerick can look forward to healthy
growth in total enrolment (by about 34%) in the period to 2015. However,
even accepting these assumptions (which require further analysis), there
may well be a fundamental shift in the composition of society, with a
consequent impact on the quantitative demand for educational services.
Issues concerning admission standards, a possible pecking order among
institutions, and the educational demands of an ageing population will
As a result of emerging trends in "technology", the simultaneous
of space, the elimination of human intermediaries, and the creation of
from home, produces a series of revolutionary threats and opportunities.
These technical changes are difficult to comprehend and to project; they
are occurring rapidly, and changes in one sphere are reflected in and
generate changes in other spheres.
The advent of the new age of work (with the home being used increasingly
the location for both part-time and full-time working careers) will pose
new and different issues for education:
· A requirement for continuous retraining and updating of competencies;
· An emphasis on communication skills, creativity, and multicultural
The key challenge facing universities is to remain relevant to the new
emergent growth sectors, and to prepare society for the new world of work.
Under "Economic Development", the report reviews recent Irish
development policy, and draws the conclusions (inter alia) that:
· The strategy which was based on Ireland's role as a gateway for US
high-tech firms seeking a European toe-hold remains valid;
· Indigenous firms should be resourced and encouraged to exploit the
opportunities opened up by the combination of modern technologies and the
information age with developments in Irish art and culture.
The report also examines the inter-relation of economic development and
social issues, and predicts that the University of Limerick has the
opportunity to be a pioneer in genuinely improving access to education,
thereby contributing to social development and greater social harmony in
our local and national community.
In discussing the "Shifting Sites of Scholarship" the report
· Whereas fifty years ago universities had localised monopolies of
scholarly activity, there is now a proliferation of institutions and other
educational bodies resulting in greater competition in traditional
with the university just one of many players;
· Equally, there is a polarisation in labour markets, with new
technologies giving rise to opportunities for both highly specialised
professionals and generalists.
All of this is a natural consequence of knowledge as the central economic
resource in late modern society - its very centrality making it unlikely
that it will be left exclusively in the hands of collegially organised
institutions. If knowledge has become power then ownership of knowledge
The conclusions from the analysis of these five elements are brought to
bear in the section of the report headed "Charting the University of
Before that, however, the report develops a number of scenarios for 2020.
The purpose of the scenarios is to integrate themes already identified in
the report, in order to demonstrate the potency of these forces taken
A number of possible scenarios for society are developed, basically a
series of alternative stories representing and reflecting areas of
uncertainty about the future:
· The subject - Individual (I) Vs. Community (We).
· Society - Coherence Vs. Fragmentation.
The scenarios are described under four dimensions:
· "I will - The world fragments into a working pandemonium of
organised by jobs rather than geography".
· "Consumer Land - The world is populated by consumers rather than
· "Ecotopia - The world slows the growth of development in reaction
to early decades of high crime and chaos."
· "New Civics - The world settles into small powerful city
*note: for this website (University of Limerick (Ireland) click
Other Vision 2020 websites (just a small sampling):
(I will start with this
local Orange County, CA Vision 2020 link (county))
(also from Canada)
(U.S. National Parks plan)
(Orlando, FL local plan)
(University of Kentucky)
(Texas A & M)
(Iowa State University)
*note: I found several college and university Vision 2020 websites
(Intenational Institute for
(Methodist church Vision 2020)
(Presbyterian church in
(US Chemical Industry)
(US Space Command--space
industry's Vision 2020)
(Hamilton, OH local Vision 2020 plan )
(Maple Valley, WA local Vision
*note: found local Vision 2020 sites for literally dozens of US
(India's Vision 2020)
(Malaysia's Vision 2020 site--a must see)
invite you to do an Internet search on ANY search engine and compile your
own list of Vision 2020 websites to add to these.
For those of you who think that stopping
UNESCO and our government's Presidential involvement in
that organization does NOT have a direct bearing on
Education, I suggest you go to the UNESCO site and read
their agenda for Education world wide at the UNESCO site
for their "Second International Congress Technical
and Vocational Education" at:
Pay close attention to the buzz words used on the Tech Ed
pages such as "life long learners" "global
economy" "bridge to the future",
"world of work" , etc etc.
I also suggest you surf around the main site and beside
this on Tech Education go back a bit to the UNESCO main
index and read about Sex Ed and Population planning and
If this is all just a kook conspiracy theory, then I am
glad I am in good company with Bob Barr and others in
Congress who have finally seen the light.
For years we have asked "where is all this education
crap coming from", perhaps this site I listed above
will just begin to shed some light on that question. It's
the old which came first the chicken or the egg question.
(assumed leadership after death of Blavatsky)
Bailey founded the Lucifer Publishing
Company renamed Lucis Press in 1924.Published 20 books
written by Bailey as "chaneling" agent for for
the disembodied Djwhal Khul. The Lucis Trust was
one of the first NGOs to be granted
"consultative" status with the UN.(Global
Government , a special report by the Murchison Chair of
Free Enterprise University of Texas at Austin)
New Age Roots
Dark Foundations of the New World Order
The New American, March 1, 1999
Although the Theosophical Society remains a force in
the occult/New Age camp, its influence today seems to be
confined to the education (or re-education) of those
seeking alternatives to Western religion. The Society at
Adyar parted ways with European and American power elites
back in the 1920s, with the expulsion from the Society in
America of Alice Bailey and her husband Foster Bailey.
The Baileys inaugurated the Lucis Trust, a New York-based
organization responsible for giving the New Age movement
most of its modem organization and political trappings.
Like Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey claimed to have
been overshadowed on various occasions by an
"Ascended Master" (named Djwhal Khul), and to
have penned many volumes of occult writing under his
influence. The Lucis Trust, like the Theosophical
Society, claims as one of its purposes the advancement of
interest in occult and arcane religion. It runs a number
of non-profit "arcane schools" designed to
teach various occult doctrines and practices.
The Lucis Trust is also aggressively involved in
promoting a globalist ideology, which it refers to as
"goodwill." Its World Goodwill organization is
closely connected to international elitist circles.
Authors and participants in its various conferences read
like a Who's Who of the globalist insiders. Featured on
its website, for example, is the Universal Declaration of
Human Responsibilities, put forth in April 1998 as a
companion document to the notorious UN Universal
Declaration on Human Rights. Signatories to the World
Goodwill document include: Helmut Schmidt, former
chancellor of West Germany; Malcolm Fraser, former
Australian prime minister; Oscar Arias Sanchez, former
prime minister of Costa Rica; Shimon Peres; Robert
McNamara; Paul Volcker; and Jimmy Carter. Indeed, the
Lucis Trust enjoys consultant status at the United
Nations and, judging from the political writings
appearing in its publications, it is as much a political
organization as an occult religious one.
The following links are posted on the website of the
Lucis Trust support group, the New Group of World
Servers, one of four legs of the Lucis Trust, established
up by Alice Bailey.
The groups comprise the real working legs of the new
age movement, taking world civilization where Bailey had
envisioned through her mediumistic writings, first
published under the name Lucifer Publishing
company. Their real aims are to establish a
one-world governance/civilization, through collective
love and "good will" and human service as a
paradigm-shift process to usher in a new world order as
described in Bailey's demonic books. Not everyone who is
referenced below is necessarily a new ager, but it does
reflect the inclusive drift of their larger working
Esoteric Sciences & Creative Education Foundation
Institute for Noetic Sciences
Institute for Visionary Leadership
Krotona Institute School
Office of the Caduceator New
Quint College New
Sancta Sophia Seminary
School for Esoteric Studies
The Character Education Partnership
The Blavatsky Study Center New
The Mikel Institute and Center
The Radiance Technique International Association, Inc.
University of Seven Rays
White Mountain Education Association
California Institute of Integral Studies New
Human Service Alliance New
The Rocky Mountain Institute
VWIS (Voluntary Work Information Service) New
Association Montessori Internationale
Global Elementary Model United Nations
International Education and Resource Network - iEarn
Institute for Visionary Leadership
Kids Peace Net
One Day Foundation
Robert Muller Schools International Coordinating
Steiner Waldorf Schools
Environmental (Human Services) -
1% Connecting the Community New
CARE International New
Food Relief International
Habitat for Humanity International New
Human Kindness Foundation New
Human Services Alliance
OneWorld Online New
Points of Light Foundation
United Nations Development Programme
(Ecological Services) -
Abundant Life Seed Foundation New
Context Institute New
Coral Cay Conservation New
Earth Dream Alliance
EarthLight Magazine New
Mana Foundation New
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rural Advancement Foundation International New
Seeds of Change New
The Amazing Environmental Organization
The Commons New
The Earth Council
The Institute for Earth Education
The Simple Living Network
Trees For Life
Union of Concerned Scientists New
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Esoteric / Metaphysical -
The Agni Yoga Society
The Arizona Agni Yoga Rainbow Group
Auckland Goodwill Unit of Service New
Blavatsky Net Foundation New
C.I.E. [Centro Iniciatico Europeo]
Center for World Servers
The Center for Planetary Goodwill
The Center for Visionary Leadership
EarthLight Magazine New
Esoteric Sciences & Creative Education Foundation
Esoteric World Service
Farmington Community Church and Wisdom Center
Forum Foundation New
Friends of Peace Pilgrim
Fundacion Desarrollo Nuevo Pensamiento
IPS--The Institute for Planetary Synthesis
Institute of Noetic Sciences (see Educational Groups)
Institute for Visionary Leadership
Krotona Institute of Theosophy
Los Angeles Heart Project New
Los Angeles InterGroup
Lucis Trust and Lucis Publishing
Master in the Heart Services New
Meditation Groups Inc.
Nicholas Roerich Museum
Other Dimensions Services
OPA--Operation Planet Love
Quebec Association for Goodwill Association
Rosicrucian Order AMORC
Sancta Sophia Seminary
School for Esoteric Studies
South African Goodwill Association New
Southern Lights Goodwill
Sydney Goodwill Unit of Service
The Hermetic Observatory - THOTh
Theosophical Society in America New
The Upper Triad
Triangles of Light Newsletter New
Unity And Diversity World Council
Universal World Harmony through Service (UWHTS)
White Mountain Education Association
World Service Intergroup
World Service Meditation Group
World Service Network
World Unity and Service Trust
Center for Living Democracy
Center For Visionary Leadership
Friends of Peace Pilgrim
The Carter Center
Volunteers For Peace International Workcamps
United Nations Foundation New
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
Greenmoney Online Guide New
Investor Responsibility Research Center
Social Investment Forum
Responsible Wealth - United For A Fair Economy
Business for Social Responsibility
Computer Professionals for Social
Earth Tones New
International Ethical Business Registry New
Health and Medicine -
American Red Cross
Burmese Refugee Care Project New
Citizens for Health
Creative Health Network
Human Services Alliance New
Interfaith Health Program
Psychologists for Social Responsibility
World Health Organization WHO
Center for Living Democracy
Center For Visionary Leadership
Friends of Peace Pilgrim
The Carter Center
Volunteers For Peace International Workcamps
United Nations Foundation New
Center For Global Ethics
Drepung Loseling Monastery
Global Dialogue Institute
Haidakhandi Universal Ashram New
Institute for World Spirituality
International Network for Interfaith Health
International Interfaith Centre
Islam Intellectual Forum
Manitou Foundation New
Manitou Institute New
The Religious Freedom Home Page
The Jewish Reconstuctionist Federation
Council Travel New
Earthwise Journeys New
Partners in Responsible Tourism
Blue Apple Players
Global Visions Directory
KPFK - Pacifica Radio New
Network Productions, Inc.
New Dimensions Radio
Nicholas Roerich Museum
Northwest Delta Choral and Arts Council
RAIN Community Internet New
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre
The Foundry Theatre
Correction: I had given Maurice Strong credit for
Earth Day. I appreciate Mr. McConnell setting me straight.
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 12:22 PM
Subject: From Earth Day Founder
Your web site brings out repeatedly the many conflicting forces at
work in society. I happen to be an evangelical Christian - and
was the founder of the real Earth Day. Please to to my web site:
"Commandments of Jesus." I would be delighted if you would
give me a call.
John McConnell -- the founder of the original Earth Day.
I did go to Mr. McConnell's web site (http://www.earthdayone.org/charta.htm#Prelude)
and responded by e-mail...
Dear Mr. McConnell,
Please forgive me for taking so long to respond to your email.
My yard was recently on the garden tour for the local botanical garden.
Needless to say I have been "sowing, hoeing and mowing" from
morning till night.
Then my computer got a "worm"! Unfortunately this
worm did nothing to aerate my soil and merely wreaked havoc on data!
I feel like composting my computer.
I am finally back and ready to respond.
I did check out the web site to which you referred me. I must
tell you the inclination toward world government has me alarmed. I
find it amazing that groups of non governmental organizations (unelected)
would presume to
dictate and assume the such power over the people of the world.
After reading David Hornbeck's book Human Capital I am quite aware of the
determination of these groups to "create a sense of crisis" and
up with "the answer" (predetermined and always enhancing their
own power and advocacy group). By manipulating opinion through
altruistic jargon people are convinced to cede their independence and
individualism to become
"human capital" to the world economy. Man has become
merely a cog whose purpose is to create wealth and deposit it into the
hands of a world elite. Man's only purpose is to create wealth
to be used by the "elite" for the "common
good" according to their determination of that good. No longer
is the individual a special child of God created in His image for His
purpose, allowed to dream and become...whatever that may be...farmer or
president. By taxing the world this "world" body would
have immense power to become the foxes telling the chicken what's for
dinner. And I do not doubt that our own country, the beacon of
hope and freedom for the world, the most generous of all nations, would
then become ripe for the plucking.
Socialism has never worked. It has merely bred tyrants and
dictators (Lenin, Stalin, Mao for example) and led to blood baths.
Whatever group that tyrant decided was "inferior" or a
"threat to the common good" was
annihilated...gypsies, Jews, Christians, freedom fighters. It is
freedom that has elevated the standard of living for the people of this
country. It is freedom to realize the potential of each individual that we
should "redistribute" and then whatever "resources"
each country has could be
developed without making the entire world generic according to the
supposed egalitarian edicts of a world elite.
I realize it was an ideal of Plato's to breed an "elite"
to rule and provide for the less able masses. Unfortunately, history
has proven that such arrogance in the "elite" produced only
contempt for the masses and a disregard for the value of human life.
The end justifies the means.
You and I share a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Yet, I wonder how we can be obedient to his "Great
Commission" under the
Initiative. Can we truly love and not share the Truth and
eternity with our fellow man? How can we compromise God's Word and
our Faith by coming to "consensus" on issues about which the
Bible is so clear? Are we not doing just what the last verse in the
book of Judge's commented
so sadly upon: "And they all did what was right in their own
I see the world government movement much like the building of the
Tower of Babel. Man sets himself up as his own god. We
sow to the wind and will reap the whirlwind.
I will give you credit for being the founder of Earth Day (surely
altruistic in its infancy), but was it your vision that it evolve into a
symbol of the movement to confiscate
private property, redistribute the wealth of the world according
to the whims of some world elite, and force Christians to
compromise their absolutes to conform to the "current wisdom"?
I am concerned that we have come to worship the creation and not the
You are now in your eighties. You have had a very full life.
I have just turned fifty (that was a tough day). We will have
much to tell our Savior when we see him face to face. I know you,
like me, long to hear him say, "Well done my good and faithful
Thank you for writing me. I am honored.
In His love...
Your sister in Christ,
The Gaia Institute
at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine)
Lyn Margulis (ex-wife of Carl Sagan)
Robert Muller (Officer of Temple of Understanding)
VP Al Gore is a frequent speaker
G-A-I-A, A WAY OF KNOWING: POLITICAL
IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW BIOLOGY
Earth, she (gaia) is the source of life, everlasting
and is alive now, she gave birth to humankind and we are
a part of her." James Lovelock at Global Forum
of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for Human Survival
sponsored by the UNDP's Global Committee of
Parliamentarians on Population and Development and the
Temple of Understanding (NGO accredited to the UN) As the
result of this forum "education and action
kits" were produced. "We are required by
our religious principles to look for the links between
equity and ecology. The fundamental emphasis is on
issues of environmental justice, including air pollution
and global warming; water, food, and agriculture;
population and consumption; hunger, trade and industrial
policy; community economic development; toxic pollution
and hazardhous waste; and corporate
responsibility."Amy Elizabeth Fox
Earth in the
"I have come to believe that we must
take bold and unequivocal action: we must make the rescue
of the environment the central organizing principle for
civilization. Adopting a central organizing
principle--one agreed to voluntarily--means embarking on
an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every
law and institution, every treaty and alliance, every
tactic and strategy, every plan and course of action--to
use, in short, every means to halt the destruction of the
environment and to preserve and nurture our ecological
Minor shifts in policy, marginal adjustments in
ongoing programs, mode-rate improvements in laws and
regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine
change--these are all forms of appeasement, designed to
satisfy the public's desire to believe that sacrifice,
struggle, and wrenching transformation of society will
not be necessary."
Calls for tax on fossil fuels. And "global
program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely
eliminating the internal combustion engine over say, a
twenty-five year period."
Organized "prayer breakfasts" for James
Parks Morton, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the
Divine and officer of the Temple of Understanding, to
promote the National Religious Partnership for the
Led Senate to approve the Montreal Protocol which
Temple of Understanding (founded in 1960)
HH. the XIV Dalai Lama
Dr. Albert Schweitzer/
Dr. Robert Muller
Javier Perez de Cuellar
"I saw children lying in the laps of
large dogs and a boy bringing his stuffed animals to be
blessed. I saw the not yet famous elephant and
camel march up the aisle; a lawyer who scoops the poop
and enjoys being closn-for-a-day; a priest who finds
himself covered with wriggling ferrets' a man and woman
who meet when their leashes become enmeshed; a volunteer
gardener marching to the altar with a bowl full of
compost and worms; a sermon by Al Gore, in which he
called on the congregants to recognize that `God is not
separate from the Earth." William Bryant Logan,
editor of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine's
friend in U.N.
disdain for industrialized nations
By I. J. Toby
Maurice Strong, special adviser to the U.N. secretary-general on reform,
recently concluded a visit to Cuba, promising greater cooperation and
economic assistance to the communist-ruled island, according to Radio
Habana Cuba, the official broadcasting service of the Cuban government.
Strong, special adviser to the U.N. secretary-general on reform,
recently met with Cuban President Fidel Castro
Speaking with Castro and a number of top Cuban officials on a wide
variety of topics, including cooperation between Cuban universities and
the U.N. University of Peace, Strong also spoke about the upcoming
Millennium Summit in New York, the purpose of which is to discuss the
role of the United Nations in the 21st century.
Both Strong and Castro have voiced similar views on socialism and the
future of humanity. Strong, despite having made a fortune in oil and
utilities, is a self-described socialist and has earlier stated that for
humanity to survive, it may be necessary "for industrial civilization
Castro recently made a similar declaration while addressing a
conference of underdeveloped nations in Havana in
Castro stated that the world's leading industrial nations control a
"cruel, unjust, inhuman, and racist" economic system that is
"incapable of preserving the human race."
Strong has close connections with numerous influential leaders in
business and government around the world -- including the United States --
and is considered a possibility to fill the post of secretary general of
the U.N. when the position again becomes open.
In addition to his leftist political views, Strong is reputed to be an
avid devotee of Gaia, the earth goddess, and is closely involved with the
Temple of Understanding in New York.
Strong's close working relationship with Castro stands in stark
contrast to the recent condemnation of Cuba by another United Nations
agency -- the U.N. Human Rights Commission, which has found Cuba guilty of
continuing serious human rights abuses.
Along with Strong, there are those who disagree with characterizations
of Cuba as abusive.
"Americans have been very propagandized against communism,"
said Lisa Valanti, president of the U.S.-Cuban Sister Cities Association,
"against certain words that we use toward Cuba (such as) 'communist
dictator,' 'anti-democratic' -- all these things which are in fact not
real in Cuban life."
U.S. citizens "know nothing about the reality of Cuban life,"
During an interview with Radio Havana, Valanti stated that the
organization exists to "bring the people of one community into
contact with people of another community," desiring to make
"visible in the U.S. the realities of Cuban life."
One hundred delegates from the year-old U.S.-Cuban Sister Cities
Association began their conference in Havana just as Strong concluded his
business and left the island.
The U.S.-Cuban Sister Cities Association was founded in Pittsburgh in
1999 with three members: Mobile, Ala., Madison, Wis., and Pittsburgh, Pa.
All three participating cities had made previous exchange arrangements
Another 30 to 40 cities have expressed interest in the program.
Students, religious leaders and business personnel are involved in the
Participants in the organization's exchange programs are
"seeds" whose ultimate goal is to put their view of Cuba
"into political action," and to "impact
legislatively," according to Valanti.
Critics of the Castro regime, however, are not welcome to participate
in the organization's activities, Valanti added.
SYSTEMS THINKING AND GAIA
(by Lynn Stuter)
thinking grew out the writings of Alfred North Whitehead.
The science of systems thinking is accredited to a man by
the name of Ludwig von Bertalanffy and his associates
(one of whom is Ervin Laszlo, currently working with the
United Nations). The generic term for systems thinking is
general systems theory. A bit on Bertalanffy before I go
on. Bertalanffy came to the United States from Germany on
a Rockefeller grant. He returned to German-occupied
Vienna, Austria in 1938. His biology textbooks were used
by Hitler. He returned to the United States following
General systems theory states, simply, that the world
is a system of subsystems (also called systems) all
interconnected and interdependent to form a wholistic or holistic system;
that within any system is an infrastructure that is
analogous across systems, irrespective of physical
appearance. Stated a bit differently, but to the same
effect, is the Gaia
hypothesis: the world is a living
breathing organisim, irreducible to its parts; that what
affects one part, affects all parts; that in the name of
saving space-ship Earth, we must change our society. The Gaia hypothesis adds a spiritual
dimension to systems thinking.
Systems thinking sees
everything as wholistic, with all parts interconnected,
interdependent. In the words of Senge, 1990, (The Fifth
Discipline; the Art and Practice of a Learning
Organization), systems thinking "is the fifth
discipline because it is the conceptual cornerstone that
underlies all of the five learning disciplines of this
book." This discipline is the foundation upon which
the other four disciplines function: personal mastery, mental models, shared
vision, team learning.
Recognize the terms? The systems
thinking model, because of its wholistic nature, is
cyclical--a circle or a spiral. The beginning is the end.
You start at point A and your destination is point A.
Thus it is that mankind can be said to be "creating
the future." At point A "you" decide what
"you" want the world to look like in x number
of years. This is your goal or outcome. Example: the exit
outcomes for the school, state, federal: what the child
should know and be able to do as a result of his/her
educational experience; what the child should look like.
Now you align everything you do to achieve point A, the
outcome. In this endeavor you align the curriculum,
instruction and teaching methodologies to the outcome to
ensure that it is reached; the measure of which is the
assessment. I call this designing down, aligning back. It
is also known as backmapping.
The technical term is a syllogism:
a process used by behavioral scientists to bring about
planned change. At this point, I shall digress to
the philosophy behind systems thinking as it is important
to understanding the semantics of systems thinking.
Systems thinking sees everything as a system, analogous
to all other systems irrespective of physical appearance. All things are equal, whether it be
the ecosystem, or mankind--man is no better than animal
The underlying philosophy here is humanism that maintains that man is
devoid of spirituality or self-determinism. It therefore
follows that man must be conditioned (the process) to his
environment (the outcome or goals), whatever it is
decided that environment will be (creating the future).
As stated in the Humanist Manifesto II, "…we
can discover no divine purpose or providence for the
human species. While there is much that we do not know,
humans are responsible for what we are or will become.
No deity will save us; we must save
ourselves." All the
exit outcomes from all the school districts, states, and
Goals 2000 are what man must be conditioned to to achieve
the perceived environment. That perceived
environment is based on "future trends" which,
again, is cyclical, deciding what we want the world to
look like (in the 21st Century), then back mapping. In
this same vein, outcome based education is education
based on outcomes--starting at the end and back mapping,
ensuring the outcome. In researching "future
trends" it becomes very obvious that they are based,
not on fact, but on the doomsday prophesies of rabid
environmental groups whose religious philosophy is very
much humanistic/New Age. More on this later.
thinking, to repeat, sees
everything as wholes. It is in this context that
wholistic education system incorporating all services to
deal with the whole child--mentally, physically,
emotionally; life-role or real-life (wholistic)
education; constructivist (hands
on) learning (the child reinventing the wheel); integrated curriculum deleting
the lines of disciplines; thematic units addressing
social or life related issues (wholistic); conflict
resolution in pursuit of the collectivist (wholistic)
society; peer tutoring; the child centered classroom;
individual learning plans; ….
Everything done is
to achieve the whole, with all systems (everything done
to produce the child who will look like the exit
outcomes) interconnected and interdependent.
Humanism is a religion that sees everything as
wholistic, the basis of collectivist thought and action;
it is the foundation upon which Marx built his philosophy
(Marx saw Christianity as a religion of self-alienation,
something to be stamped out at all cost). Marx
believed the individual mind to be part of the universal
mind (the wholistic mind), the collective. He
saw the Hegelian dialectic as a process for achieving
wholes, of Oneness of Mind through
a process of thesis (an idea or proposition), antithesis
(the opposite idea or proposition) and synthesis (the
bringing together of thesis and antithesis). Synthesis
then becomes the new thesis, and through a continuing
process, Oneness of Mind theoretically occurs. If you
look consensus up in the dictionary, you will
discover that it means "solidarity of
belief"; continual evolution to oneness of mind.
achieve consensus (wholism), one must give up his/her
individual beliefs and conform to the group
beliefs--again, oneness of mind. Left to its own devices, however,
consensus is uncontrollable. Thus, to control the
process, and insure the outcome, facilitators are trained
in group dyanmics (how groups function) to ensure the
outcome. Again we start at point A and return to
point A. In the process, all participants hold the
outcome instead of just the facilitator. In the words of
one participant, the job of the facilitator is to
make everyone in the group think its their idea.
Because of mulitple parties being involved in
consensus, it cannot be rigid except in outcome.
In each instance thesis and antithesis come into play,
with synthesis as the outcome whether achieved
incrementally or in one cycle. Thus it is that there
is no right or wrong answer, everything is relative, situational.
(This is the why and wherefore, also, of no right answer
in the classroom.) Everything is thesis and antithesis,
ever evolving in a spiral, whether individual thought or
collective thought to the next higher plain.
is, incidentally, the process of attaining
thinking." This is the reason for the teacher as
facilitator, the "guide on the side; not the sage on
facilitatiave process is not one that appeals to the cognitive
domain; it appeals to the affective
domain--how people feel. In achieving
consensus, it is not what
one knows about a subject that matters, it
is how one feels that is important. As so
adequately demonstrated by the final evaluation on the
Schools for the 21st Century in Washington state, content
is "excellence in terms of the change agenda," process
is the "destination," the "product,"
and "what learning is about;"
emotionality and affectivity are the means by which
content and process will be achieved. If you want
to change someones belief system, you do not appeal to
what they know, you appeal to what they believe, how they
feel about a subject. In a
consensus circle, the facilitator sets the
stage by appealing to the affective domain of the
participants--emotionality is imperative. If they have learned nothing
else from sex ed programs and the resulting rise in teen
pregnancies, they have learned that appealing to
emotionality sets the stage if the intent is for people
to compromise their principles. Once the
stage has been set, affective is brought into conflict with
cognitive, and the individual pushed to conform to the
group belief system. Once that has occurred,
and individual principles have been compromised, it is
very hard for the individual to reclaim his
individuality. To do so requires breaking away
emotionally from the new "family" and again
thinking for oneself The social acceptance within the
circle makes this very hard for most people to do--a
facet that is counted on. What people learn about each
other, intimately, within the circle "of trust"
also becomes a coercive factor against anyone who might
attempt to break away.
the classroom, systems
thinking plays out in the focus of the classroom. No
longer is the focus knowledge.
Now the focus is "real-life" or
"life-role" education. Everything is
set in the context of children "experiencing"
real life situations. Thus it is that the focus in the
classroom is social or life-related issues taught in the
context of unit themes or
thematic units, whether it is gender,
prejudice, discrimination, the environment,
homosexuality, life styles, etc. The primary focus,
however, is upon environmentalism, which is why parents
are finding a lot of it in the classroom. This
environmentalism, is not, in most cases, based on
scientifically validated facts, but rather, on the
doomsday prophesies of rabid environmentalists with a
self-serving agenda--an agenda that plays itself out in
such events as the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992
and similar more recent events such as that in Japan. The
fraudulent claim of global warming is a good example.
Future trends harkens back to a man by the name of Jay
W Forester and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(Forester was Peter Senge's mentor for 20 years according
to Senge.) In 1972 Forester established a world
simulation model known as World 3 for the Club of
Rome (one worlders). This was a computer
simulation model that, according to inputs, predicted
future scenarios. A book was written over the twenty
scenarios predicted by the simulation model, called
"Limits to Growth" by Donnella Meadows.
None of the predictions have come true, but that's
beside the point. It is the doomsday prophesies that
"we must change our ways if we are to save spaceship
Earth" that dominates the scene. This is also what
comes across in the classroom.
The purpose is to turn
children into political activists for the cause. The same is true for addressing
other social or life related issues. This is what
Washinton SPI Bergeson meant, in her state of education
speech, when she said, "Education beats out fighting
crime, holding the line on taxes, creating new jobs,
improving access to health care, or protecting the
environment. And, by the way, when we achieve our
educational goals, all of these problems will be
addressed in new and better ways." In his
book, "A Strategy for the Future, the Systems Approach to World Order,"
Laszlo predicted that a more accurate and concise model
of World 3 would be forthcoming by the mid-1980's. This,
or something similar, is undoubtedly where the
predictions of what the world will look like in the 21st
Century are coming from. The point that needs to be made
here, is that in predicting
the future, the future can also be created, starting
at point A and return to it. In other words, whatever the
"we" want it to look like. What "we"
want it to look like is manifesting itself now in the
classrooms across America under Goals
2000, STW and the plethora of bills
building the system.
In creating the future, one of the first steps, is to analyze
"where we are now" against "where we want
to be". This is called a gap
analysis. Undoubtedly most have heard this term.
The gap analysis become the foundation of the change
strategy--what "we" need to do to move people
from "where they are now" to where "we
want them to be"--from "here" to
"there". The facilitative process then becomes
the bridge between "here" and "there"
whether in the classroom or in the community. This is why facilitators are used in the whole
of the process, whether in the classroom or in
establishing the mission and vision statements and the
Once the cyclical process is put in motion,
theoretically it will envelope the whole community at
some point--except for holdouts like me. The success of
systems thinking, however, is contigent on it
encompassing everyone--all. Because not everyone can be so
controlled, the necessity comes eventually, in the
interests of the system, to invoke tyrannical means of
achieving and maintaining compliance. This is why, in the
USSR, dissidents were labeled "mentally ill"
What is being achieved in America today is known as
meaning that whereas it was achieved through revolution
in Russia, and attempted in Germany under Hitler and
Italy under Mussolini, it is being achieved through
gradualism in the United States. This is where the term
transformational comes into play, especially in the third
stage of OBE known as transformational outcome based
education wherein social and life related issues become
the primary focus of the classroom with knowledge only
incorporated as it is used and applied.
Systems thinking is the method of achieving and
maintaining a planned economy, in which every facet is
carefully monitored and carefully controlled, including
the human factor. Accountability, under systems thinking,
is the gathering and analysis of statistically data to
measure evolution to outcomes. Thus the establishment of
huge data banks housing personally identifiable
information on every man, woman, and child.
Coercion becomes a definite factor in achieving the
desired outcome--whether it is determined that the
parent, teacher or child is the problem.
This is not in Global Governance, but Lynn
helps put the entire process into perspective. I am
truly grateful for those who share their understanding
with the rest of us.
who to thank in your community for bringing you into
conformity with these goals.
resides in the U.S. at our former Naval Base, the
Gorbachev to Politburo in November, 1987:
comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about
Glasnost and Prestroika and democracy in the coming
years. They are primarily for outward
consumption. There will be no significant internal
changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic
purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans
and let them fall asleep." eco-logic
"In Their Own Words"
63,000 acre Colorado ranch called Baca Grande which is
home to Disciples of the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa (Tibetan
Buddhism). Disciples of Babaji, and Indian Gury,
celebrate Hindu rituals in a $174,00 solar powered, gold
domed, adobe temple with an alabaster statue of Murti,
the Divine Mother, built by the Lindisfarne
Fellowship. A Temple for Surfis. A Temple for
Taoists. Strong and wife Hanne see Baca Grande as
the "Vatican City" of the new world order.
Wanted to build a 46 story pink granite pyramid in
compliance with instructions received from an
intergalactic leader named Commander Kuthumi who was
channeling from the planet Arturus. eco-logic,
Frequent speaker at the Cathedral of St. John the
Divine/Secretary General of the first Earth Summit in
1972/first Director of the UNEnvironment
Programme/Secretary-General of the Earth Summit II in Rio
in 1992/founder of the Earth Council/Chair of the
Business Council for Sustainable Development/ co-chair of
the World Economic Forum/ member of the UN's Brundtland
Commission on Environment and Development/UN funded
Committee on Global Governance/Lindisfarne
Felowship/Socialist Party of Canada/ NATIONAL RELIGIOUS
PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Strong is on the front of National Review's
September, 1997, edition.
Joy Elmer Morgan
"...certain world agencies of
administration such as: a police force; a board of
In 1943 the Conference of
Allied Ministers of Education called for a United Nations
Bureau of Education. UNESCO became the Board of
Education for the World.
The Aspen Institute
The Esalen Institute
Senator Timothy Wirth
(Senator, 1990, now Under Secretary of State for Global
Affairs: "We've got to ride the global warming
issue. Even if the theory of global warming is
wrong, we will be doing the right thing, in terms of
economic policy and environmental policy."
Benedick, an employee for the State Department: "A
global climate treaty must be implemented even if there
is no scientific evidence to back the green house
Dr. Stephen Schneider: "We have to offer up scary
scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make
little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of
us has to decide what the right balance is between being
effective and being honest."
OTHER CONVENTIONS OF IMPORTANCE
on Biological Diversity :seeks to convert half
of North America to core wilderness areas off limits to
President's Council on Sustainable
Development- sets forth a Plan of Action to
transform cities and towns into "sustainable
communities in conformance with the UN Conference on
Human Settlements (Habitat II)
UN's Vienna Convention on Ozone Depleting
Susbstances/Montreal Protocol- banned CFC's in
UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change:
increase cost and reduce availability of electricity,
gasoline, and all fossil-fuel-generated energy
UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms
of Discrimination Against Women--grants the
"right to housing" to all women in the world
UN Food and Agriculture Organization--would
grant the "right to a full stomach to every citizen
on earth. Developed nations are expected to pay the
costs of feeding people in developing nations.
TRADE ORGANIZATION GIVES THE UNITED NATIONS THE
ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM NECESSARY TO ENFORCE THESE TREATIES
AND AGREEMENTS. RATIFIED BY THE 103RD CONGRESS.
Key Players Control World Money
By John M. Berry
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 28, 1998; Page H01
BASEL, Switzerland - Ten times a year, the financial
barons who control the world's supply of money gather
here on the bank of the Rhine River for drinks and dinner
- and secret conversations that can shape the course of
the global economy.
The 13 members of this economic cabal meet on the
glass-walled 18th floor of the round headquarters tower
of an obscure institution known as the Bank for
International Settlements. From their seats at the
conference table, they can look across the city and the
river to Germany's Black Forest or farther west to French
Alps on the horizon.
As they arrive and greet one another by their first
names, waiters hover with drinks - they know each one's
favorite. For privacy and candor, no staff members are
present, only the principals and occasionally a guest,
such as Michel Camdessus, managing director of the
International Monetary Fund.
The members of this secretive group are the governors
of the central banks of the Group of 10 industrial
nations, plus Switzerland. The most powerful voice in the
room is the U.S. representative - Federal Reserve
Chairman Alan Greenspan or, if he can't attend, Vice
Chairman Alice M. Rivlin.
As befits its power, the United States alone has a
second seat at the table, occupied by William J.
McDonough, president of the New York Federal Reserve
Bank. The 13th participant is the BIS's general manager,
Andrew Crockett, a former Bank of England official.
This is how global finance does its most sensitive
business, in these quiet Sunday-night meetings. The
central bankers talk informally - with no agenda other
than what is on their minds. The financial intelligence
that emerges from these meetings - and perhaps more
important, the personal trust - helps keep the
international banking system steady in turbulent times,
such as the financial crisis that has swept Asia over the
past year. Roots in a War
But what, exactly, is the strangely named organization
that hosts this secret conclave?
The BIS was established in 1930 to assist in the
payments of reparations owed by Germany and other losers
in World War I to the victors. Over the years it has
become a central bank for central banks. It has also
emerged as a clearinghouse for regulators - helping them
supervise commercial banks, oversee foreign exchange
markets and protect the world financial system.
Topic A on recent Sunday nights, of course, has been
the financial crisis in Japan and other Asian nations.
The 13 participants have discussed how to ease the Asian
crisis and limit its impact on the rest of the world.
The group has focused, in particular, on ensuring that
the crisis doesn't threaten the world's intricate system
of settling international transactions. A collapse of
that payments system, as it's known, is a central
banker's ultimate nightmare.
Partly in response to the Asian crisis and partly to
broaden its role beyond its European base, the BIS will
open a satellite office in Hong Kong on July 10. The
following day, the central bank governors will hold a
regular monthly dinner outside Basel for the first time -
If the meeting room in Basel could speak, it would
tell a history of global monetary policy. It was at one
of the dinners in 1982 that then-Fed chairman Paul A.
Volcker twisted arms - one source said
"browbeat" -the other governors to come up with
money and other actions to help limit the economic damage
from that year's default by Mexico and later by other
Latin America nations on their governments' debt owed to
Mexico was the topic once again in late 1994 when the
United States led a $50 billion bailout that involved
money from the IMF, the United States and other countries
and, as a backup, $10 billion from the BIS. That was an
unusually contentious meeting because European central
bank governors, including the powerful head of Germany's
Bundesbank, Hans Tietmeyer, opposed the bailout on the
grounds that it was unnecessary and a bad precedent.
At one critical dinner, recalls former Fed vice
chairman Alan Blinder, "we took a lot of heat about
Mexico. We were lucky that Camdessus was there. He was a
lightning rod. The others were mad at the United States,
but more so at the IMF." In the end, the United
States got its way. "By central bank standards, the
talk is amazingly frank because there is no
audience," said Blinder, now an economics professor
at Princeton University. "There is this old cliché
about 'full and frank' discussions among diplomats. That
means they were stiff and didn't say anything.
In this case, it really is frank. There is no gallery
to play to. . . .You know, central bankers cooperate
across national borders better than governments do, and I
think this is one of the reasons."
Another glimpse of the secretive group comes from E.
Gerald Corrigan, a managing director at Goldman Sachs
& Co. As president at the New York Fed from 1984 to
1993, Corrigan attended 115 consecutive monthly meetings
at the BIS.
With everyone at one table and "no staff, no
agenda, no records and no communiqué . . . marvelous
personal relationships developed," Corrigan recalls.
"The consequence of that was that when something
went wrong, working with these people was just so easy
because of the trust developed by the frequency and the
intimacy of the dinners. To me, that's the genius of the
During Corrigan's time, plenty did go wrong -
particularly with the world's banks. The Japanese bubble
was expanding toward the bursting point, which eventually
sent Japanese banks into a downward spiral from which
they still haven't recovered. The U.S. stock market
crashed in October 1987, sending shock waves around the
world. Foreign exchange crises were so frequent they are
now barely remembered. Adding to the disarray was the
view of the leading U.S. banker, Citicorp Chairman Walter
Wriston, that large banks with diversified portfolios
didn't need much capital.
During those raucous years, financial institutions
around the world were disregarding what Corrigan calls
"prudential standards." The banks were lending
like crazy, often in other countries where the bankers
didn't understand the risks, and national bank regulators
were not cracking down.
With Volcker taking the lead, the Basel Committee on
Banking Supervision, a BIS group, began trying to draft a
new set of international standards for bank capital -
that is, the amount of reserves institutions must have
relative to the amount of loans they have on the books.
Corrigan recalls that the Basel Committee wasn't getting
anywhere until the Fed and the Bank of England found that
they had separately come up with similar approaches.
When the details were announced in January 1986,
"instead of everybody getting mad at us, it became a
rallying point," Corrigan said. "The next big
obstacle was getting the Japanese on board. The big issue
there was to what extent the standards would allow the
Japanese banks to count their unrealized capital gains on
stocks as part of the capital."
An allowance was duly made for the Japanese, and
Corrigan said, "I thought at the time it would come
back to haunt them." As indeed it has.
What analysts describe as the current "death
spiral" of Japanese banks stems partly from the fact
that every time the Japanese stock market falls, it
reduces the amount of bank capital. That, in turn, makes
it harder for Japanese banks to make new loans, which in
turn limits economic growth - plunging the country deeper
into economic crisis.
Central bank staffers, too, use the BIS for bonding.
As a result of their regular meetings here, senior
members of the governors' staffs have developed a network
of their own that can be activated in a crisis.
Edwin M. "Ted" Truman, director of the Fed's
international finance division, used that network last
December, when there was a high risk that major South
Korean banks would default on repayment of short-term
debt owed to banks in Europe, Japan, Australia and the
United States. Truman set up daily conference calls with
his counterparts in all the home countries of the lending
In the daily calls, Truman and the other central bank
staffers shared information about their lending banks'
situations. The exposure of the banks varied greatly, and
it was proving difficult to get an agreement that the
banks would roll over the loans and extend their
maturity. The conversations helped move the negotiations
forward, and the rollovers took place in January.
"This is a small illustration of the
process," Truman said. "It's a sort of club, I
guess . . . dealing with people we know."
The BIS also has some formal committees handling
arcane banking matters.
Its Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems has
been promoting better risk management by banks, better
ways to settle transactions involving multiple currencies
and better domestic payment systems. The Euro-Currency
Standing Committee is studying how to reduce the
vulnerability of the world financial system in the wake
of the Asian crisis. And the Gold and Foreign Exchange
Committee oversees world currency markets and is the only
source of data on the size and transactions in that huge
Of course, the G-10 governors don't have to come to
the BIS to have dinner together. In fact, most years when
the IMF and World Bank annual meetings are in Washington
in September, there is no monthly meeting here, and
Greenspan plays host at the Fed.
A Bigger Board
Historically, the BIS has been essentially a European
institution with U.S. participation. In July 1994,
however, the governors of the central banks of Canada and
Japan were added to its board. More recently, nine
additional nations outside Europe - Brazil, Mexico,
Russia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India and
Saudi Arabia - became members, bringing the total to 41.
Almost 100 nations had representatives at the BIS
annual meeting earlier this month, including central
bankers from member nations and from those that do
business with the bank. Similarly, at the monthly
meetings, there is a well-attended session Monday
afternoon on central banking topics, which is open to any
Rivlin, the Fed vice chairman, says those wider
afternoon sessions are valuable. "They are
interesting," she said, "and I learn a
During the annual meeting this month, Julian Francis,
the governor of the central bank of the Bahamas, said his
institution - like many others from smaller nations -
relies on the BIS for technical assistance in banking
supervision, payments and settlements, and banking
technology. The BIS
has also helped in training some of his bank's
employees. "We find it very useful," Francis
As a bank, the BIS has deposits of about $112 billion,
some of which is in gold. The funds are invested with
commercial banks and in securities, but central bank
depositors can withdraw them at any time. Smaller central
banks use the BIS both as a convenient way to invest
their reserves and to keep secret the way in which they
are managing the money. Even the Fed has some reserves on
deposit here. Last year the BIS made roughly $500 million
on its banking activities.
In some cases, BIS officials take great pains to make
sure that orders to pay money out of the accounts of
central banks in countries run by corrupt governments are
related to the central bank's activities, rather than
just the needs of some powerful official moving cash into
his own secret account.
All but 16 percent of the BIS shares are owned by its
member central banks. The remainder are in private hands,
as the result of the United States's failure in 1930 to
pay for its shares; they were instead acquired by a group
of American banks, which later sold them, mostly to
individuals in Europe. Some of the French and Belgian
shares went the same way.
Even though the United States was included in the BIS
from the beginning, the Fed's two seats on the board
weren't filled until four years ago.
Initially the United States objected to the BIS
mission of facilitating payment of German reparations. At
the peace conference that followed World War I, the
United States had opposed such payments.
At various points between 1930 and 1994, U.S.
officials considered taking the board seats but a number
of problems arose - such as the BIS membership of some
communist nations in Eastern Europe - though not Russia,
which has never been a member - and South Africa. With
the end of the Cold War and of apartheid in South Africa,
those barriers were gone.
"The BIS . . . is now too valuable to the Federal
Reserve in carrying out its statutory responsibilities
for the [Fed] not to be a full participant
in BIS institutional deliberations," Greenspan
told Congress in explaining why the United States was
finally joining the BIS board.
Two Big Issues
For the BIS staff, two big technical issues lie ahead:
The first is how to deal with the advent of the
European Central Bank, which will open its doors this
week as part of the creation of the Euro to replace the
currencies of 11 European countries. The ECB will take
over virtually all of the monetary policy
responsibilities of the Bank of France, the Bundesbank
and their counterparts, though not those of the Bank of
England, which is not adopting the Euro immediately.
Obviously, the head of the ECB, Willem F. Duisenberg,
former head of the Dutch central bank, will be added to
the Sunday dinner list. But what of the others, whose
power will have been greatly diminished?
The second issue is whether to keep expanding BIS
membership by including such nations as Malaysia,
Argentina, Indonesia and Thailand - and in the process
expand the bank's role in developing nations.
Meanwhile, BIS chief Crockett hopes to make this city
on the Rhine the center of information, advice and
cooperation on international financial supervision. The
secretariat of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
is here, as is the headquarters of the International
Association of Insurance Supervisors. Crockett is hoping
to persuade the organization of investment bank
supervisors, which is located in Montreal, to move as
The BIS set up shop in Basel originally in 1930
because it was about a day's train ride for the European
central bankers. Now the institution has to decide just
how far it will travel from its Swiss home to fulfill it:
role as guardian of global finance.
A9 Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company
President Abraham Lincoln warned us of these dangerous
International bankers when he said "The money power
preys upon the nation in times of peace & conspires
against it in times of war. It is more despotic than
monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than
bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who
even question its methods or throw light upon its crimes.
I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of
me & the financial institutions at the rear, the
latter is my greatest foe."
President James A. Madison warned "History shows
that the money changers have used every form of abuse,
intrigue, deceit and violent means possible to maintain
control over governments by controlling the money and the
issuance of it."
President Thomas Jefferson once said "I sincerely
believe that banking establishments are more dangerous
than standing armies; and that the principle of spending
money to be paid posterity under the name of funding, is
but swindling futurity on a large scale" and
"The Central Bank is an institution of the most
deadly hostility existing against the principles and form
of our Constitution. I am an enemy to all banks,
discounting bills or notes for anything but coin. If the
American people allow private banks to control the
issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then
by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow
up around them will deprive the people of all their
property until their children will wake up homeless on
the continent that their fathers conquered."
Thomas Jefferson was prophetic when he spoke these
words. America is now mortgaged to the hilt and when it
all collapses, the International Bankers will end up
owning everything. They gave us paper "money"
and we gave them everything, our labor, our inventions,
our land and our possessions. If we do not stop this
crime from continuing we will end up very much like serfs
from the middle ages who had to rent land from the
list was provided by Beth Ann. Check out the source
Membership lists of "American Citizens" (rather
loosely) who are members of the organizations known
as CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and Trilateral
Commission. A few of them may also be permanent members
of the Bilderberg Group out of Europe.
1. The following groups were created (going by memory
on this one) in about:
Council on Foreign Relations 1930
Bilderberg Group 1952
- 'summit' opens in Sintra under massive security
here for current list of participants)
SAMPAIO ATTENDS SINTRA
A massive security operation was
launched in Sintra on Wednesday, in preparation for the
arrival of some of the world's most powerful people. A
special unit from the PJ (Judicial Police)
was reported to be sweeping Penha Longa for listening
devices late Wednesday. A film crew
from the UK's Channel 4 were being trailed by a team of
plain clothes police and security men
after they attempted to film inside the hotel on Tuesday
afternoon. Veteran Washington reporter
and Bilderberg specialist Jim Tucker, a regular and
unwelcome visitor at Bilderberg conferences
since 1980, is also under constant surveillance. He told The
News that he was spotted near
the hotel by the Bilderberg security team. Since the
Bilderberg meeting was first revealed by
The News on May 1, scooping the world's media, the
internet site of The News has been
experiencing unprecedented international interest. In the
last four days the site has accumulated
over 368,000 hits, being linked to some of the largest
media sites on the net. Only on Wednesday
did the Portuguese media start to comment on the upcoming
'summit' in Sintra, despite the fact
that the Portuguese press agency LUSA had alerted them to
the story in The News four weeks
ago. Much of the information now being published is
relying heavily on The News reporting of this
event over its last five issues. Guests confirmed by the
Bilderberg Meeting to The News on Thursday
morning included in alphabetical order; Pinto Balsemão,
Conrad Black, Kenneth Clarke, João
Cravinho, Paulo Fresco, Marçal Grilo, Richard Holbrooke,
Henry Kissinger, Peter Mandelson,
Vasco de Mello, Murteira Nabo, Her Majesty Queen of the
Netherlands, David Oddsson,
David Rockefeller, Richardo Salgado, President Jorge
Sampaio, Rudolf Scharping.
The Bilderberg wall of silence
suffered substantial damage this week. The Edinburgh
Sunday Herald, WorldNetDaily and the famous Drudge Report
all commented on the rendezvous
of world leaders currently taking place in Sintra.
The Scottish Sunday Herald published
the story (May 30) and the internationally-respected
WorldNetDaily led with the agenda linking directly to The
News site. The Portuguese national
radio station, RFM, reported on Wednesday the expected
presence of Bill Clinton who, they
reported, would be unaccounted for over this weekend.
The Sunday Herald said in its article:
"Every year the international media competes to be
first to reveal the location and agenda for the
conference". The Herald continued by saying:
"The winner of the Bilderberg scoop this year was a
Portuguese newspaper, The News, which
boasts that it is the country's largest-circulation
English language newspaper. It has published
the location and the detailed agenda of the
Público refers to a "Lusa News
Agency alert" quoting a newspaper, 'The News'.
The BBC Worldwide Monitoring Service
this week printed a text of a report by the Yugoslav
News Agency, Tanjug, which said the plan to bring about a
Balkan Vietnam was drawn up
secretly back in 1996 and reactivated at a meeting of the
Bilderberg Group held in Scotland
last year, citing the May 27 edition of the Yugoslav
Vojska said that a thorough
investigation conducted by independent US journalists had
disclosed that the group members included David
Rockefeller, Giovanni Agnelli, Helmut Kohl,
Lord Peter Carrington, Queen Sophia of Spain, Valery
Giscard D'Estaing, Baron Rothschild,
Margaret Thatcher, Lord Robert Owen and Henry Kissinger.
The newspaper claimed that US
journalists had disclosed that the Bilderberg Group had
in fact made plans for the "third
Balkan war" in this century.
Under the plan, drawn up at a session
chaired by Lord Carrington, the first move was to be to
try and arrest "war criminals from among the
Serbs" with extensive help of the Hague tribunal,
set up for that very purpose. The move was to provoke a
stormy reaction by Serbs, which was
to be used as a pretext for a military intervention.
However, developments prevented the
idea from being translated into practice, which required
a reserve variant - the fanning of interethnic conflicts
All indications are that a group is
now going back to the original variant, the outcome of
is the indicting of Yugoslav officials by the Hague
tribunal, said the newspaper.
According to the same scenario,
Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia and Turkey
are to be drawn into the war, in addition to Yugoslavia,
with Nato adding fuel to the fire.
In yet another 'extraordinary
coincidence' one of the items on the Bilderberg agenda
weekend (as revealed to The News by Canadian based
researcher John Whitley) is the formation
of a Western European Army which is high on the agenda of
the meeting of European leaders in
Cologne on Thursday.
Stop press: As we went to press on
Thursday we received the official press release from the
Bilderberg Meeting. It said: "The 47th Bilderberg
Meeting will be held in Sintra Portugal June 3
to 6 to discuss the Atlantic Relationship in a Time of
Change. Among others the conference
will discuss NATO, Genetics, Emerging Markets, The New
Economy, European Politics,
US Politics, International Financial Architecture,
Russia. Approximately 120 participants
from North America and Europe will attend the
discussions. The meeting is private in order
to encourage frank and open discussion.
"What is unique about the about
Bilderberg as a forum is the broad cross-section of
citizens that are assembled for nearly three days of
informal and off-the-record discussion
about topics of current concern especially in the fields
of foreign affairs and the international
economy; the strong feeling among participants that in
view of the differing attitudes and
experiences of the Western nations, there remains a clear
need to further develop an
understanding in which these concerns can be
accommodated; the privacy of the meetings,
which has no purpose other than to allow participants to
speak their minds open and freely.
In short, Bilderberg is a small, flexible, informal,
off-the-record international forum in which
different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual
"Bilderberg's only activity is
its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions
no votes taken, and no policy statements issued. Since
1954, forty-six conferences have been
held. The names of the participants as well as the agenda
are made available to the press.
Participants are chosen for their experience, knowledge,
and their standing; all participants
attend Bilderberg in a private and not an official
"There usually are about 120
participants of whom about two-thirds come from Europe
balance from North America. About one-third are from
government and politics, and two-thirds
from finance, industry, labor, education, communications.
"Participants have agreed not to
give interviews to the press during the meeting. In
the news media after the conference it is an established
rule that no attribution should be made
to individual participants of what was discussed during
From the Front Page, Portugal's
Weekend newspaper in English, June 6, 1999
Current List of Participants,
Hotel Caesar Park Penha Longa, Sintra, Portugal
June 3-6, 1999
Honorary Secretary General -
Honorary Chairman, Halberstadt Victor - Davignon,
Etienne, Professor of Economics, Leiden University,
Chairman, Société Générale de Belgique.
I - Agnelli, Umberto -
Chairman, IFIL - Fianziaria di Partecipazioni S.p.A.
E - Aguirre y Gil de Biedma,
Esperanza - President of the Spanish Senate
USA - Allaire, Paul A. -
Chairman, Xerox Corporation.
P - Amaral, Joaquim Freitas do
Amaral - Member of Parliament.
S - Aslund, Anders - Senior
Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
P - Balsemão, Francisco Pinto
- Professor os Communication Science, New University;
Chairman, Impresa, S.G.P.S.
S - Barnevik, Percy -Chairman,
USA - Bayh, Evan - Senator (D.
I - Bernabé Franco - Managing
Director and CEO, Telecom Italia.
S - Bildt, Carl - Member of
CDN - Black, Conrad M.
Chairman, Telegraph Group Limited.
F - Boucher, Eric Le - Chief
Editor, International, Le Monde.
USA - Boyd, Charles G. -
Executive Director, National Security Study Group.
CDN - Chastelain, John A.D. de
- Chairman, Independent International Commission on
GB - Clarke, Kenneth - Member
N - Clemet, Kristin - Deputy
Director General, Confederation of Business and Industry.
F - Collom, Bertrand - Chairman
and CEO, Lafarge.
USA - Corzine, Jon S. - retired
Senior Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.
P - Cravinho, João Cardona G.
- Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Territorial
GR - David, George A. -
Chairman of the Board, Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.
USA - Dodd, Chistopher J. -
Senator (D. Connecticut).
USA - Donilon, Thomas E. -
Attorney-at-Law, O'Melveney & Meyers.
TR - Erçel, Gazi - Governor,
Central Bank of Turkey.
TR - Ergin, Sedat - Ankara
Bureau Chief, Hürriyet.
USA - Feldstein, Martin S. -
President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research.
INT - Fischer, Stanley - First
Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund.
I - Fresco, Paolo - Chairman,
I - Giavazzi, Francesco -
Professor of Economics, Bocconi University, Milan.
CDN - Godsoe, Peter C. -
Chairman and CEO, Bank of Nova Scotia.
USA - Graham, Donald E. -
Publisher, The Washington Post.
NL - Grave, Frank H.G. de -
Minister of Defense.
P - Grilo, Eduardo C. Marçal -
Miniter of Education.
USA - Hagel, Chuck - Senator
S - Hedelius, Tom C. -
Chairman, Svenska Handelsbanken.
Status 3 June 1999
N - Hegge, Per Egil - Editor,
CDN - Herrndorf, Peter A. -
Former Chairman and CEO, TV Ontario; Senior Visiting
Fellow, University of Toronto.
USA - Hoagland, Jim - Associate
Editor, The Washington Post.
N - Höegh, Westye - Chairman
of the Board, Leif Höegh & Co. SAS; Former
President, Norwegian Shipowners' Association.
USA - Holbrooke, Richard C. -
Ambassador to the UN designate.
B - Huyghebaert, Jan -
Chairman, Almanij N.V.
D - Ischinger, Wolfgand - State
Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
INT - Issing, Otmar - Member of
the Executive Board, European Central Bank.
USA - Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. -
Senior Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld,
BG - Kamov, Nikolai - Member of
TR - Kiraç, Suna -
Vice-Chairman of the Board, Koç Holding A.S.
USA - Kissinger, Henry A. -
Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
D - Kopper, Hilmar - Chairman
of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank A.G.
GR - Kranidiotis, Yannos .
Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs.
USA - Kravis, Marie-Josée -
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
USA - Leschly, Jan - CEO, Smith
Kline Beecham p.l.c.
INT - Liikanen, Erkki - Member
of the EC.
CDN - MacLaren, Roy - High
Commissioner for Canada in Britain.
CDN - MacMillan, Margaret O. -
Editor, International Journal.
GB - Mandelson, Peter - Member
USA - Mathews Jessica T. -
President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
USA - McDonough, William J. -
President Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
USA - McGinn, Richard A. -
Chairman and CEO, Lucent Technologies.
P - Mello, Vasco de - Vice
Chairman and CEO, Grupo José de Mello.
F - Mestrallet, Gérard -
Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Suez Lyonnaise
UKR - Mityukov, Ihor - Minister
F - Moïsi, Dominique - Deputy
INT - Monti, Mario -
Commissioner of the EC.
P - Nabo, Francisco Murteira -
President and CEO, Portugal Telecom.
D - Nass, Mathias - Deputy
Editor, Die Zeit.
NL - Netherlands, Her Majesty
the Queen of the.
ICE - Oddsson, David - Prime
PL - Olechowski, Andrzej -
Chairman Central Europe Trust.
FIN - Ollila, Jorma - Chairman
of the Board and CEO, Nokia Corporation.
INT - Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso -
Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank.
D - Perger, Werner A. -
Political Correspondent, Die Zeit.
GB - Porrit, Jonathon -
Programme Director, Forum for the Future.
I - Profumo, Alessandro - CEO,
CH - Pury, David de - Chairman,
de Pury Pictet Turretini & Co. Ltd.
A - Randa, Gerhard - CEO and
Chairman, Bank Austria AG.
USA - Rattner, Steven - Deputy
Executive, Lazard Freres & Co., LLC
USA - Richardson, Bill -
Secretary of Energy.
USA - Rockefeller, David -
Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank International Advisory
E - Rodriguez Inciarte, Matias
- Executive Vice Chairman, BSCH.
S - Rojas, Mauricio - Associate
Professor of Economic History, Lund University; Director
of Timbro's Centre for Welfare Reform.
Status 3 June 1999
GB - Roll, Eric - Senior
Adviser, Warburg Dillon Read.
S - Rosengren, Björn -
Minister for Industry, Employment and Communication.
P - Salgado, Ricardo E.S. -
President and CEO, Grupo Espírito Santo.
P - Sampaio, Jorge - President
P - Santos, Nicolau -
D - Scharping, Rudolf -
Minister of Defence
NL - Scheepbouwer, Ad J. -
Chairman and CEO, TNT Post Group.
A - Schenz, Richard - CEO and
Chairman of the Board, OMV AG
A - Scholten, Rudolf - Member
of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische
D - Schrempp, Jurgen E. -
Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Chrysler AG.
DK - Seidenfaden, Toger -
USA - Shapiro, Robert B. -
Chairman and CEO, Monsanto Company.
RUS - Shevtsova, Lilia -
Carnegie Moscow Center.
P - Silva, Artur Santos -
President and CEO, BPI Group.
E - Solbes Mira, Pedro - Member
of Parliament, Socialist Party.
H - Surányi, Gy+orgy -
President, National Bank of Hungary.
GB - Taylor, J. Martin -
Formerly Chief Executive, Barclays PLC.
USA - Thoman, G. Richard -
President and CEO, Xerox Corporation.
USA - Thornton, John L. -
President and co-COO, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
RUS - Trenin, Dmitri V. -
Deputy Director, Carnegie Moscow Center.
F - Trichet, Jean-Claude -
Governor, Banque de France.
USA - Tyson, Laura d'Andrea -
Dean, Haas School of Business, University of California
FIN - Vanhala, Matti - Chairman
of the Board, Bank of Finland.
FIN - Vartia, Pentti - Managing
Director, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
CH - Vasella, Daniel L. -
Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG.
GR - Veremis, Thanos M. -
Professor of Political History, University of Athens;
President of Eliamep.
A - Vranitzky, Franz - Former
NL - Waal, Lodewjk J. de -
Chairman, Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions (FNV).
GB - Wolf, Martin - Associate
Editor and Economics Commentator, The Finantial Times.
INT/US - Wolfensohn, James D. -
President, The World Bank.
D - Wolff von Amerongen, Otto -
Chairmand and CEO of Otto Wolff GmbH.
TR - Yücaoglu, Erkut -
CZ - Zantovsky, Michael -
Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and
Secutiry, Czech Senate.
A - Zimmermann, Norbert -
Chairman, Berndorf AG.
GB - Micklethwait, R. John -
Business Editor, The Economist.
David Rockefeller is at the top of the pyramid for all
groups. William J. Clinton also has the distinction of
being involoved with all three elite groups. Both David
Rockefeller and the Clintons are avowed NWO/Socialists.
David Rockefeller was instrumental in setting up the UN
on property the Rockefeller's donated in New York.
2. Here is the current list of "special
persons" who can "help guide our nation's
destiny and the world". Uhumm....
Roster of Prominent CFR/Trilateral Commission
Members Members of the Council on Foreign Relations and
the Trilateral Commission dominate key positions in
America's government, military, industries, media outlets
and educational foundations and institutions.
The following is a partial list of current CFR members
and the positions of influence they hold in society. The
CFR's membership is limited to 3,000, and there are
only 325 Trilateral Commission members.
This list was supplied by F.R.E.E. (Fund to Restore an
Educated Electorate) and is non-copyrighted educational
material. It may be reprinted and reproduced in
newspapers, newsletters, books and magazines.
Bulk quantities may be obtained from F.R.E.E.
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P.O. Box 33339
Kerrville, Tx. 78029
CFR = Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
TC = Member of the Trilateral Commission
BB = Member of the Elite Bilderbergs
TOP OF THE PYRAMID:
David Rockefeller, Chairman Emeritus
Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of the Council on Foreign
58 E. 68th St. New
York, NY 10021
Phone (212) 734-0400
Fax (212) 861-1789
Paul Volker, North American Chairman of the Trilateral
345 E. 46 St. New York, NY 10017
Phone (212) 661-1180
President of the United States of America
William Clinton -- CFR, TC, BB
Asst. Sec. for Administration, United Nations
Dick Thornburgh -- CFR
National Security Advisor
Anthony Lake -- CFR
Vice President of the United States of America
Albert Gore, Jr. -- CFR
Secretary Of State
Warren Christopher -- CFR
Secretary Of Defense
Lee Aspin -- CFR
Chairman Joint Chiefs Of Staff
Colin L. Powell -- CFR
Director Central Intelligence Agency
James Woolsey -- CFR
Chairman, Council of Economics Advisors
Laura Tyson -- CFR
Lloyd Bentsen -- Former CFR, BB
Secretary of Interior
Bruce Babbitt -- CFR
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Henry Cisneros -- CFR
Secretary of Health & Human Services
Donna Shalala -- CFR, TC
Sandra Day O'Connor, Assoc. Justice, U.S. Supreme
Court -- CFR
Steve G. Breyer, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals,
Boston -- CFR
Ruth B. Ginsburg, U.S. Court Of Appeals, Wash., DC
Circuit -- CFR
Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Wash.,
DC Circuit -- CFR
U.S. INSTITUTE FOR PEACE:
John Norton Moore, Chairman -- CFR
Elspeth Davies Rostow, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Samuel W. Lewis, President -- CFR
John Richardson, Counselor -- CFR
David Little, Senior Scholar -- CFR
William R. Kintner, Director -- CFR
W. Scott Thompson, Director -- CFR
OFFICE OF U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE:
Gary R. Edson, Chief of Staff & Counselor -- CFR
Joshua Bolten, General Counsel -- CFR
Daniel M. Price, Dep. General Counsel -- CFR
Roger Altman, Deputy Sec. -- CFR
Robert R. Glauber, Under Sec., Finance -- CFR
David C. Mulford, Under Sec., Intntl Affairs -- CFR
Robert M. Bestani, Dep Asst Sec., Intntl. Monetary
Affairs -- CFR
J. French Hill, Dep. Asst. Sec., Corp Finance -- CFR
John M. Niehuss, Dep. Asst. Sec., Intntl. Monetary
Affairs -- CFR
OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT:
Joshua Lederberg, V. Chmn Adv. Counc. -- CFR
John H. Gibbons, Director -- CFR
Lewis M. Branscomb, Adv. Council -- CFR
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY:
James M. Strock, Asst. Adm., Enforcement And
Compliance -- CFR
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION:
Leonard H. Robinson, Jr., President -- CFR
WHITE HOUSE STAFF:
George Stephanopoulos, Director, Communications -- CFR
Willian J. Crowe, Chief Foreign Intelligence Advisory
Bd. -- CFR
Nancy Soderberg, Staff Director, National Secuity
Council -- CFR
Samuel R. Berger, Deputy Advisor, National Security --
W. Bowman Cutter, Deputy Assistant, National Economic
Council -- CFR
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET:
Alice Rivlin, Deputy Director -- CFR
John D. Macomber, President & Chairman -- CFR
Eugene K. Lawson, 1st VP & Vice Chairman -- CFR
Rita M. Rodriguez, Director -- CFR
Hart Fessenden, General Council -- CFR
OFFICE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:
William R. Graham, Jr., Science Advisor to President
& Director -- CFR
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS:
James H. Billington, Librarian, Chmn. Trust Fund Board
Ruth Ann Stewart, Asst. Librarian National Programs --
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION:
Frank H. T. Rhodes, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR
James B. Holderman, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR
D. Allen Bromley, Bd. Of Directors -- CFR
U.S. ARMS CONTROL & DISARMAMENT AGENCY:
Thomas Graham, Jr., General Council -- CFR
William Schneier, Chmn., General Advisory Council --
Richard Burt, Negotiator On Strategic Defense Arms --
David Smith, Negotiator, Defense & Space -- CFR
FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER:
William W. Schwarzer, Director -- CFR
DEPARTMENT OF STATE:
Madeleine Albright, UN Amabassador -- CFR
Clifton Wharton, Jr., Deputy Sec. -- CFR
Lynn Davis, Under Sec. for International Security
Affairs -- CFR, TC
Brandon H. Grove, Dir. of Foreign Service Institute --
H. Allen Holms, Asst. Sec., Bureau Of
Politico-Military Affairs -- CFR
John H. Kelly, Asst. Sec., Near East-South Asian
Affairs -- CFR
Alexander F. Watson, Deputy Rep., United Nations --
Jonathan Moore, UN Mission -- CFR
Joseph Verner Reed, Chief of Protocol -- CFR
Dennis B. Ross, Director, Policy Planning Staff -- CFR
Edward Perkins, Dir. of Personnel -- CFR
Abraham David Sofaer, Legal Advisor -- CFR
Peter Tanoff, Under Sec. for Political Affairs -- CFR,
Brian Atwood, Under Sec. For Management -- CFR
Joan E. Spero, Under Sec. Eco. & Ag. Affairs --
George E. Moose, Asst. Sec. African Affairs -- CFR
Winston Lord, Asst. Sec., East Asian & Pacific
Affairs -- CFR, TC
Stephen A. Oxman, Asst. Sec., European Affairs -- CFR
Timothy E. Wirth, Counselor -- CFR
DEPARTMENT OF STATE -- AMBASSADORS:
Strobe Talbott (Special Advisor For CIS) -- CFR
Thomas R. Pickering (Russia) -- CFR
Morton I. Abramowitz (Turkey) -- CFR
Michael H. Armacost (Japan) -- CFR
Shirly Temple Black (Czechoslovakia) -- CFR
Julia Chang Bloch (Nepal) -- CFR
Henry E. Catto, Jr. (Great Britain) -- CFR
Frances Cook (Camaroon) -- CFR
Edward P. Djerejian (Syria) -- CFR
Geoge E. Moose (Senegal) -- CFR
John D. Negroponte (Mexico) -- CFR
Edward N. Ney (Canada) -- CFR
Robert B. Oakley (Pakistan) -- CFR
Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr. (Tunisia) -- CFR
Christopher H. Phillips (Brunei) -- CFR
Nicholas Platt (Phillipines) -- CFR
James W. Spain (Maldives & Sri Lanka) -- CFR
Terence A. Todman (Argentina) -- CFR
Frank G. Wisner II (Egypt) -- CFR
Warren Zimmerman (Yugoslavia) -- CFR
UNITED STATES CONGRESS -- SENATORS:
David L. Boren (D-OK) -- CFR
William Bradley (D-NJ) -- CFR
John H. Chafee (R-RI) -- CFR, TC
William S. Cohen (R-ME) -- CFR, TC
Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) -- CFR
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) -- TC
Bob Graham (D-FL) -- CFR
Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT) -- CFR
George J. Mitchell (D-ME) -- CFR
Claiborne Pell (D-RI) -- CFR
Larry Pressler (R-SD) -- CFR
Charles S. Robb (D-VA) -- CFR, TC
John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV) -- CFR, TC
William Roth, Jr. (R-DE) -- CFR, TC
UNITED STATES CONGRESS -- REPRESENTATIVES:
Howard L. Berman (D-CA) -- CFR
Thomas S. Foley (D-WA) -- CFR
Sam Gejdenson (D-CT) -- CFR
Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO) -- CFR
Newton L. Gingrich (R-GA) -- CFR
Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN) -- TC
Amory Houghton, Jr. (R-NY) -- CFR
Nancy Lee Johnson (R-CT) -- CFR
Jim Leach (R-IA) -- TC
John Lewis (D-GA) -- CFR
Robert T. Matsui (D-CA) -- CFR
Dave K. Mccurdy (D-OK) -- CFR
Eleanor Homes Norton (D-DC) -- CFR
Thomas El Petri (R-WI) -- CFR
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) -- TC
Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (D-PR) -- CFR
Patricia Schroeder (D-CO) -- CFR
Peter Smith (R-VT) -- CFR
Olympia J. Snow (R-ME) -- CFR
John M. Spratt (D-SC) -- CFR
Louis Stokes (D-OH) -- CFR
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM:
(PAST & PRESENT - PARTIAL LIST):
Alan Greenspan, Chairman -- CFR, TC
E. Gerald Corrigan, V. Chmn./Pres. NY Fed. Res. Bank
Richard N. Cooper, Chmn. Boston Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR
Sam Y. Cross, Manager, Foreign Open Market Acct. --
Robert F. Erburu, Chmn. San Francisco Fed. Res. Bank
Robert P. Forrestal, Pres. Atlanta Fed. Res. Bank --
Bobby R. Inman, Chmn., Dallas Fed. Res. Bank -- CFR,
Robert H. Knight, Esq. -- CFR
Steven Muller -- CFR
John R. Opel -- CFR
Anthony M. Solomon -- CFR, TC
Edwin M. Truman, Staff Dir. International Finance --
Cyrus R. Vance -- CFR
Paul Volcker -- CFR, TC
Chase Manhattan Corp.:
Thomas G. Labrecque, Chairman & CEO -- CFR, TC
Robert R. Douglass, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Willard C. Butcher, Dir. -- CFR
Richard W. Lyman, Dir. -- CFR
Joan Ganz Cooney, Dir. -- CFR
David T. Mclaughlin, Dir. -- CFR
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Henry B. Schacht, Dir. -- CFR
Walter V. Shipley, Chairman -- CFR
Robert J. Callander, President -- CFR
William C. Pierce, Executive Officer -- CFR
Randolph W. Bromery, Dir. -- CFR
Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
George V. Grune, Dir. -- CFR
Helen L. Kaplan, Dir. -- CFR
Lawrence G. Rawl, Dir. -- CFR
Michael I. Sovern, Dir. -- CFR
Richard D. Wood, Dir. -- CFR
John S. Reed. Chairman -- CFR
William R. Rhodes, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Richard S. Braddock, President -- CFR
John M. Deutch, Dir. -- CFR
Clifton C. Garvin, Jr., Dir -- CFR
C. Peter Mccolough, Dir. -- CFR
Rozanne L. Ridgeway, Dir. -- CFR
Franklin A. Thomas, Dir. -- CFR
First City Bancorp, Texas:
A. Robert Abboud, CEO -- CFR
Lewis T. Preston, Chairman -- CFR
Bankers Trust New York Corporation:
Charles S. Stanford, Jr., Chairman -- CFR
Alfred Brittain III, Dir. -- CFR
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Dir -- CFR
Richard L. Gelb, Dir. -- CFR
Patricia Carry Stewart, Dir. -- CFR
First National Bank of Chicago:
Barry F. Sullivan -- TC
Manufacturers Hanover Directors:
Cyrus Vance -- CFR
G. Robert Durham -- CFR
George B. Munroe -- CFR
Marina V. N. Whitman -- CFR, TC
Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. -- CFR
Andrew F. Brimmer, Dir. -- CFR
Ignazio E. Lozano, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Ruben F. Mettler, Dir. -- CFR
Securities & Exchange Commission:
Michael D. Mann, Dir. International Affairs -- CFR
LABOR UNION LEADERS:
Jay Mazur, International Ladies' Garment Workers Union
-- CFR, TC
Jack Sheinkman, Amalgamated Clothing & Textile
Workers Union -- CFR
Albert Shanker, Pres., American Federation Of Teachers
-- CFR, TC
Glen E. Watts, Communication Of Workers Of America --
Department Of Defense:
Les Aspin, Secretary of Defense -- CFR
Frank G. Wisnerll, Under Secretary for Policy -- CFR
Henry S. Rowen, Asst. Sec., International Security
Affairs -- CFR
Judy Ann Miller, Dep. Asst. Sec. Nuclear Forces &
Arms Control -- CFR
W. Bruce Weinrod, Dep. Asst. Sec., Europe & NATO
Adm. Seymour Weiss, Chairman, Defense Policy Board --
Charles M. Herzfeld, Dir. Defense Research &
Engineering -- CFR
Andrew W. Marshall, Dir., Net Assessment -- CFR
Michael P. W. Stone, Secretary of the Army -- CFR
Donald B. Rice, Secretary of the Air Force -- CFR
Franklin C. Miller, Dep. Asst. Sec. Nuclear Forces
& Arms Control --
Allied Supreme Commanders:
1949-52 Eisenhower -- CFR
1952-53 Ridgeway -- CFR
1953-56 Gruenther -- CFR
1956-63 Norstad -- CFR
1963-69 Lemnitzer -- CFR
1969-74 Goodpaster -- CFR
1974-79 Haig -- CFR
1979-87 Rogers -- CFR, TC
Superintendents of the U.S. Military Academy at West
1960-63 Westmoreland -- CFR
1963-66 Lampert -- CFR
1966-68 Bennett -- CFR
1970-74 Knowlton -- CFR
1974-77 Berry -- CFR
1977-81 Goodpaster -- CFR
CFR Military Fellows, 1991:
Col. William M. Drennan, Jr., USAF -- CFR
Col. Wallace C. Gregson, USMC -- CFR
Col. Jack B. Wood, USA -- CFR
CFR Military Fellows, 1992:
Col. David M. Mize, USMC -- CFR
Col. John P. Rose, USA -- CFR
Joint Chiefs of Staff:
Gen. Colin L. Powell, Chairman -- CFR
Gen. Carl E. Vuono, Army -- CFR
Gen. John T. Chain, Co Sac -- CFR
Gen. Merril A. Mcpeak, Co Pac AF -- CFR
Lt. Gen. George L. Butler, Dir. Strategic Plans &
Policy -- CFR
Lt. Gen. Charles T. Boyd, Com. Air Univ. -- CFR
Lt. Gen. Bradley C. Hosmer, AF Inspector General --
Secretaries of Defense:
1957-59 Mcelroy -- CFR
1959-61 Gates -- CFR
1961-68 McNamara -- CFR, TC
1969-73 Laird -- CFR
1973-75 Richardson -- CFR, TC
1975-77 Rumsfeld -- CFR
1977-80 Brown -- CFR, TC
1980-88 Weinberger --CFR, TC
1988- Carlucci -- CFR
1988- Cheney -- CFR
Mg R.C. Bowman -- CFR
Bg F. Brown -- CFR
Lt Col W. Clark -- CFR
Adm Wm. Crowe -- CFR
Col P. M. Dawkins -- CFR
V. Adm. Thor Hanson -- CFR
Col W. Hauser -- CFR
Maj R. Kimmitt -- CFR
Gen W. Knowlton -- CFR
V. Adm J. Lee -- CFR
Col D. Mead -- CFR
Mg Jack Merritt -- CFR
Gen E. Meyer -- CFR
Col Wm. E. Odom -- CFR
Col L. Olvey -- CFR
Col Geo. K. Osborn -- CFR
Mg J. Pustay -- CFR
Lg E.L. Rowny -- CFR
Capt Gary Sick -- CFR
Mg De Witt Smith -- CFR
Bg Perry Smith -- CFR
Ltg Wm. Y. Smith -- CFR
Col W. Taylor -- CFR
Adm S. Turner -- CFR
Mg J. Welch -- CFR
Gen J. Wickham -- CFR
Laurence A. Tisch, CEO -- CFR
Roswell Gilpatric -- CFR
James Houghton -- CFR, TC
Henry Schacht -- CFR, TC
Dan Rather -- CFR
Richard Hottelet -- CFR
Frank Stanton -- CFR
John F. Welch, CEO -- CFR
Jane Pfeiffer -- CFR
Lester Crystal -- CFR, TC
R.W. Sonnenfeidt -- CFR, TC
John Petty -- CFR
Tom Brokaw -- CFR
David Brinkley -- CFR
John Chancellor -- CFR
Marvin Kalb -- CFR
Irving R. Levine -- CFR
Herbert Schlosser -- CFR
Peter G. Peterson -- CFR
John Sawhill -- CFR
Thomas S. Murphy, CEO -- CFR
Barbara Walters -- CFR
John Connor -- CFR
Diane Sawyer -- CFR
John Scall -- CFR
Public Broadcast Service:
Robert Mcneil -- CFR
Jim Lehrer -- CFR
C. Hunter-Gault -- CFR
Hodding Carter III -- CFR
Daniel Schorr -- CFR
Stanley Swinton -- CFR
Harold Anderson -- CFR
Katharine Graham -- CFR, TC
Michael Posner -- CFR
Henry Trewhitt -- CFR
Arnaud De Borchgrave -- CFR
Children's TV Workshop (Sesame Street):
Joan Ganz Cooney, Pres. -- CFR
Cable News Network:
W. Thomas Johnson, Pres. -- TC
Daniel Schorr -- CFR
U.S. News & World Report:
David Gergen -- TC
New York Times Co.:
Richard Gelb -- CFR
William Scranton -- CFR, TC
John F. Akers, Dir. -- CFR
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
George B. Munroe, Dir. -- CFR
Donald M. Stewart, Dir. -- CFR
Cyrus R. Vance, Dir. -- CFR
A.M. Rosenthal -- CFR
Seymour Topping -- CFR
James Greenfield -- CFR
Max Frankel -- CFR
Jack Rosenthal -- CFR
John Oakes -- CFR
Harrison Salisbury -- CFR
H.L. Smith -- CFR
Steven Rattner -- CFR
Richard Burt -- CFR
Flora Lewis -- CFR
Ralph Davidson -- CFR
Donal M. Wilson -- CFR
Henry Grunwald -- CFR
Alexander Heard -- CFR
Sol Linowitz -- CFR
Thomas Watson, Jr. -- CFR
Strobe Talbott -- CFR
Katharine Graham -- CFR
N. Deb. Katzenbach -- CFR
Robert Christopher -- CFR
Osborne Elliot -- CFR
Phillip Geyelin -- CFR
Murry Marder -- CFR
Maynard Parker -- CFR
George Will -- CFR, TC
Robert Kaiser -- CFR
Meg Greenfield -- CFR
Walter Pincus -- CFR
Murray Gart -- CFR
Peter Osnos -- CFR
Don Oberdorfer -- CFR
Dow Jones & Co (Wall Street Journal):
Richard Wood -- CFR
Robert Bartley -- CFR, TC
Karen House -- CFR
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. -- CFR
George V. Grune, CEO -- CFR
William G. Bowen, Dir. -- CFR
Geogia Anne Geyer -- CFR
Ben J. Wattenberg -- CFR
Lawrence G. Rawl, Chairman -- CFR
Lee R. Raymond, President -- CFR, TC
Jack G. Clarke, Sr., Vice President -- CFR
Randolph W. Bromery, Dir. -- CFR
D. Wayne Calloway, Dir. -- CFR
Alfred C. Decrane,Jr., Chairman -- CFR
John Brademas, Dir. -- CFR, TC
Willard C. Butcher, Dir. -- CFR
William J. Crowe, Jr., Dir. -- CFR, TC
John K. Mckinley, Dir. -- CFR
Thomas S. Murphy, Dir. -- CFR
Hannah H. Gray, Dir. -- CFR
Donal M. Kendall,Dir. -- CFR, TC
Henry Wendt, Dir. -- TC
Shell Oil Co.:
Frank H. Richardson, CEO -- CFR
Rand V. Araskog, Dir. -- CFR, TC
Allan E. Murray, Chairman & President -- CFR, TC
Lewis M. Branscomb, Dir. -- CFR
Samuel C. Johnson, Dir. -- TC
Helene L. Kaplan, Dir. -- CFR
Charles S. Sanford, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
James L. Ketelsen, Chairman -- CFR
W. Michael Blumenthal, Dir. -- CFR
Joseph J. Sisco, Dir. -- CFR
General Motors Corp.:
Marina V.N. Whitman, VP -- CFR, TC
Anne L. Armstrong, Dir. -- CFR
Marvin L. Goldberger, Dir. -- CFR
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Dennis Weatherstone, Dir. -- CFR
Leon H. Sullivan, Dir. -- CFR
Thomas H. Wyman, Dir. -- CFR
Ford Motor Company:
Clifton R. Wharton, Dir. -- CFR
Roberto C. Goizueta, Dir. -- CFR
John F. Welch, Jr. Chairman -- CFR
David C. Jones -- CFR
Lewis T. Preston -- CFR
Frank H.T. Rhodes -- CFR
Walter B. Wriston -- CFR
Deere & Co:
Hans W. Becherer, Chairman/CEO -- CFR
John F. Akers, Chairman -- CFR
C. Michael Armstrong, Sr. VP -- CFR
William S. Norman, Executive VP -- CFR
Robert E. Allen, Chairman & CEO -- CFR
Randall L. Tobias, Vice Chairman -- CFR
Louis V. Gerstner, Dir. -- CFR
Juanita M. Kreps, Dir. -- CFR
Donald F. Mchenry, Dir. -- CFR
Henry B. Schacht, Dir. -- CFR
Michael I. Sovern, Dir. -- CFR
Franklin A. Thamas, Dir. -- CFR
Rawleigh Warner, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Thomas H. Wyman, Dir. -- CFR
Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Dir. -- CFR
Peter A. Magowan, Dir. -- CFR
American Express Co.:
James D. Robinson,Ceo -- CFR
Joan Edelman Spero -- TC
Anne L. Armstrong -- CFR
William G. Bowen -- CFR
Charles W. Duncan, Jr. -- CFR
Richard M. Furlaud -- CFR
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. -- CFR, TC
Henry A. Kissinger -- CFR, TC
Frank P. Popoff -- CFR
Robert V. Roosa -- CFR
Joseph H. Williams -- CFR
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY LEADERS:
Richard D. Wood, CEO, Eli Lily & Co -- CFR
Richard M. Furlaud, CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co --
Frank Peter Popoff, CEO, Dow Chemical Co. -- CFR
Charles Peter McColough, Chmn Ex. Comm, Xerox -- CFR
Rozanne L. Ridgewar, Dir., 3M, RJR Nabisco, Union
Carbide -- CFR
Ruben F. Mettler, Former CEO, TRW, Inc. -- CFR
Henry B. Schacht, CEO, Cummins Engines -- CFR
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr., CEO, Pfizer, Inc. -- CFR
Rand V. Araskog, CEO, ITT Corp. -- CFR, TC
W. Michael Blumenthal, Chairman, Unisys Corp. -- CFR
Joseph John Sisco, Dir., Geico, Raytheon, Gillette --
J.Fred Bucy, Former Pres, CEO, Texas Instruments --
Paul A. Allaire, Chairman, CEO, Xerox Corp. -- TC
Dwayne O. Andreas, Chairman, CEO, Archer Midland
Daniels -- TC
James E. Burke, Chairman, CEO Em., Johnson &
Johnson -- TC
D. Wayne Calloway, Chairman, CEO, Pepsico -- TC
Frank C. Carlucci, Vice Chmn., The Carlyle Group -- TC
Lynn E. Davis, VP, Dir., Rand Corp -- TC
Stephen Friedman, Sr., VP, Co-Chairman, Goldman, Sachs
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Chairman, CEO, RJR Nabisco --
Joseph T. Gorman, Chairman, Pres, CEO, TRW Inc. -- TC
Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman, CEO, American
Robert D. Hass, Chairman, CEO, Levi Strauss -- TC
David J. Hennigar, Chairman, Crownx, Vice Chairman,
Crown Life --
Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Int.
James R. Houghton, Chairman, CEO, Corning Inc. -- TC
Donald R. Keough, President, CEO, The Coca Cola Co. --
Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Assoc. -- TC
Whitney Macmillan, Chairman, CEO, Cargill, Inc. -- TC
Robert S. McNamara, Former President, The World Bank
William D. Ruckershaus, Chairman, CEO, Browning-Ferris
Ind. -- TC
David Stockman, Gen Partner, The Blackstone Group --
Henry Wendt, Chmn, Smith Kline Beecham -- TC
Graham Allison, Prof. Of Gov., Harvard Univ. -- TC
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Prof., Johns Hopkins -- TC
Gerald L. Curtis, Prof. Poli Sci, Columbia Univ. -- TC
Martin S. Feldstein, Prof. Econ, Harvard Univ. -- TC
Richard N. Gardner, Prof. Law, Columbia Univ. -- TC
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Prof. Int'l Affairs, Harvard Univ.
Robert D. Putnam, Prof. Politics, Havard Univ. -- TC
Henry Rosovsky, Prof. Harvard Univ. -- TC
Geoge P. Shultz, Hon. Fellow, Stanford Univ. -- TC
Lester C. Thorow, Dean, Sloan School if Mgmt., MIT --
Paul Volcker, Prof. Int'l Econ., Princeton Univ -- TC
College & University Presidents:
Robert H. Edwards, Bowdoin College -- CFR
Vartan Gregorian, Brown University -- CFR
Hanna Holbom Gray, University of Chicago -- CFR
Joseph S. Murphy, City Univ. of NY -- CFR
Michael I. Sovern, Columbia Univ. -- CFR
Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University -- CFR
James T. Laney, Emory University -- CFR
Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, Fordham Univ. -- CFR
Thomas Ehrlich, Indiana Univ. -- CFR
Steven Muller, Johns Hopkins Univ. -- CFR
Alice S. Iichman, Sarah Lawrence College -- CFR
Edward T. Foote, II, University Of Miami -- CFR
S. Frederick Starr, Oberlin College -- CFR, TC
Joseph Duffey, Chans., Univ. Of Mass. -- CFR
John M. Deutch, Institute Professor, MIT -- CFR, TC
Lester C. Thurow, Dean, Sloan Sch., MIT -- CFR
Bernard Harleston, City College of NY -- CFR
John Brademus, New York University -- CFR, TC
Wesley W. Posvar, University of Pittsburg -- CFR
Harold T. Shapiro, Princeton University -- CFR
Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Chmn, Rice University -- CFR
Dennis O'Brien, Univ. Of Rochester -- CFR
David Baltimore, Rockefeller University -- CFR
Donald Dennedy, Stanford University -- CFR
Richard Wall Lyman, Pres. Em., Stanford -- CFR
Hans M. Mark, Chancellor, Univ. of Texas -- CFR
Robert H. Donaldson, Univ. of Tulsa -- CFR
Stephen J. Trachtenberg, George Washington Univ. --
William H. Danforth, Washington University, St. Louis
John D. Wilson, Washington & Lee University -- CFR
Nannerl O. Keohane, Wellesley University -- CFR
Women of America
Family Voice July 1998
By Pamela Pearson Wong
We cannot let an empowered United Nations seize our
People-covered blankets form a patchwork quilt around
the U.S. Capitol. As
the sun sets, music of the National Symphony Orchestra
Tschaikowsky’s "1812 Overture." Cannons
wait across the reflecting pool,
poised for the signal. Then, at the precise moment,
they blast in unison
with the symphony---and fireworks explode over the
Independence Day--the Fourth of July--binds us as a
nation. In rural
villages and massive cities, in countrysides and on
Americans gather for picnics and fireworks. They
celebrate the freedoms,
the history, the privileges America affords.
Globalism is Gaining
A growing shadow looms over American nationalism--a
toward global citizenship. Instead of a world made of
globalism requires an international system to govern
"nation-states." World federalism would
unite all countries under a common
government--a greatly empowered United Nations. And we
would no longer
look to Washington, D.C., as the center of our
"World federal government is not only possible,
it is inevitable." says
Sir Peter Ustinov, President of the World Federalist
Movement, "and when it
comes, it will appeal to the patriotism of men who
love their national
heritages so deeply that they wish to preserve them in
safety for the
common good". (emphasis added.
This agenda is neither new nor covert. The World
has been working toward this goal for nearly 50 years.
Some have suspected
a conspiracy to bring the world under one
power--global governance. Now
efforts seem to be accelerating for the year 2000.
The motivation for global governance is the lust for
power illustrated in
the age-old lie, "Man is his own god." This
90s-style religion elevates
Earth to an object of worship (FV, April 1997),. Man
controls his destiny.
Man is the savior-not God.
Preserving the planet becomes the act of worship, and
Christians the enemy.
Western culture, say U. N. environmentalists, has
desecrated Earth. Vice
President Al Gore has supported this theory for years.
In 1990 he
introduced legislation that established the annual
Another leading advocate of Mother Earth is Canadian
possibly the chief influence peddler within globalism.
resume includes former Deputy Secretary- General and
the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and
Development. Some point to him
as an upcoming U. N. Secretary-General.
Strong has referred to Our Common Future, resulting
from the U.N.’s World
Commission on Environment and Development, as "an
extension of the Bible."
The book deals with how "humankind must preserve
Strong artfully chastises "those who call
ourselves Christian" for starting
the Industrial Revolution--the source of Earth’s
problems. "The oneness
of the Earth has been shattered within these nations
boundaries dividing the open land into segments of
private property, and
destroying Mother Earth and indigenous peoples,"
he said at a "theology of
the Earth" event in New York City.
"God has placed the fate of the Earth in our
hands . . . We can secure our
own salvation of life itself on Earth," he said.
How? Through global
governance by the U.N. And wherever the U.N. is, the
sovereignty of the
United States -- and our identity as American citizens
-- is jeopardized.
U. N. Charter
Little did U.N. founders dream of its future power.
In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson designed the
Fourteen Points, a document
calling for the League of Nations. This world body was
international peace and, thereby, domestic security.
refused to ratify the League of Nations--seeing it as
a threat to our
But later, demoralized by two world wars within 50
years, the U.S. changed
its position. In 1944, our national leaders met with
Russia, China and
Great Britain, forming the United Nations to promote
and maintain world
peace. These superpowers ratified the U.N. Charter the
That Charter gives the U.N. Security Council power to:
· Recommend judges for election to the International
· Maintain international peace and security.
· Investigate and arbitrate disputes.
· Use economic and military actions against
· Recommend new members.
· Recommend appointment of the Secretary General.
>From this rather limited beginning, the U.N. now
equates peace with
globalization--and ultimately, a world government.
The Commission for Global Governance (CGG) gives us a
birdseye view of the
process. Founded in 1992, the Commission has the full
former U.N. Secretary-General Dr. Boutros
Boutros-Ghali. Although not an
official U.N. organization, its 28 members all have
U.N. related resumes.
The Commission published its 357 page report Our
Global Neighborhood, in
1995. Its recommendations include:
· Governmental agreement to changes "in the
· Strong leadership "that reaches beyond
country, race, religion, culture,
language, lifestyle" "Global governance)
must embrace . . . a sense of
responsibility to the global neighborhood..." The
report further states.
"The impulse to possess turf is a powerful one
for all species; yet it is
one that people must overcome."
The U.N. is to play a pivotal role. "It is our
firm conclusion that the
United Nations must continue to play a central role in
it says. Moreover, the CGG proposes expanding the
U.N.’s current power.
U. N. Expansion
The CGG recommends fees on international activities,
currency transactions. The greatest income, however,
would come from taxes
on all fossil fuels. Economist James Tobin states in
National Review that
"a 0.5 percent tax on foreign-exchange
transactions would raise $1.5
trillion annually---nearly equivalent to the U. S.
No More Veto:
Another power grab comes from the CGG’s
recommendation that the U. N.
Security County, the organization’s most power
entity eliminate the veto
power held by the five permanent members--the U. S.,
France, the United
Kingdom, the Russian Federation and China.
Currently, nine Council members must agree before a
measure can pass,
including all five permanent members. This veto power
protection to the U.S.
However, CGG recommends elimination of the veto in a
because "the Commission knew," reported the
National Review, "that the
current permanent members of the Security Council,
including the U.S.,
would not easily surrender their vetoes." First,
five new permanent
members would join the Security Council--without veto
three countries would be added as non-permanent
The second stage poses the real threat to our
sovereignty. Although the
U.S. would not have ratified the U.N. Charter in 1945
without the veto
provision, the CGG wants it phased out.
According to Our Global Neighborhood, the original
five permanent members
would retain the veto to use "only in extreme
cases." By the year 2005,
"today’s permanent members will have become
accustomed to participation in
global governance without the veto."
These plans are progressing. The State Department has
already agreed to add
five new members to the Security Council, but has not
commended on the veto.
"Without veto power, the U.S. would be subject to
the decisions of other
countries--even if we violently disagree with
them," says Laurel MacLeod,
CWA’s Director of :Legislation and Public Policy.
Where’s the Voter?
Fueling global government and U.N. expansion is the
mindset that our
world’s survival demands a new system. Though
globalists might not admit
it, they see the Founding Fathers’ vision as
"Where are the voters?" asks Laurel MacLeod.
"The CGG’s plan ignores
Congress, state legislatures and the system of checks
and balances so
carefully crafted for our Republic. Instead, the
globalist vision gives
power to non-elected elites who would control out
government from behind
We already see this trend progressing throughout our
Expanding Through Land Use--Using the model of the
U.N. regulations, our
own executive agencies have created biosphere
private property rights in the process. For example,
in 1976 the U.N.
designated Yellowstone National Park as a biosphere
reserve--set aside for
conservation and scientific study.
Yet the U.N. regulations that control buffer zones
(areas around the core
biosphere reserve) only allow limited human activities
Individuals who own property within buffer zones may
not keep animals, grow
crops, or develop land. Core and buffer zones are
places where "the
collective needs of non-human species must take
precedence over the needs
and desires of humans," says environmentalist Dr.
Reed F. Noss.
"It is important to protect and preserve
environment," says Laurel MacLeod.
"But laws must recognize the democratic process
and not be imposed upon
people outside their Constitutional rights. The United
sovereignty--is becoming subservient to U.N.
Expanding Through the Military--The United States
Congress to declare war and the President to act as
However, our military has increasingly come under U.N.
In 1990, President George Bush obtained U.N. authority
to send U. S.
troops to Iraq--an unprecedented action. Some 54
members of Congress
unsuccessfully attempted to force the President to
In 1992 President Bush again approached the U.N.--to
send American soldiers
to Somalia. For the first time in our history,
American troops served
under direct command of a United Nations foreign
But not all American soldiers agree with this growing
change of command.
In 1996, Specialist Michael New, an Army medic,
underwent court martial for
refusing to serve under foreign command as an
(FV, May 1996). "I swore allegiance to my
country, not the U.N.," Spc. New
declared. (He received a dishonorable discharge.)
Now, the move toward a U.N. standing army indicates
further control. The
Washington Times reports that Choi Young-Jin, the U.N.
secretary- general for peacekeeping operations, hopes
to establish "a
standing army system" I would consist of 100,000
standby troops from 70
countries. He called the standby system "an
interim measure" resulting
from opposition to a U.N. standing army from the U.S.
and other "core
Sen. Rod Grans (R-MN), chairman of the Senate Foreign
subcommittee on international operations said that
Congress should be very
concerned. "They keep saying that there will be
no U.N. standing army, but
this is proof that there is a lot of planning going on
to make this a
reality," Sen. Grans told the Washington Times.
Expanding Through the Family Unit--Even the
God-ordained institution of
family is experiencing U.N. intervention. In 1989, the
Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the
Child. Our ambassador
to the U.N. signed the Convention in 1995. It went to
the Senate--where it
remains today in committee.
President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton strongly
endorse this treaty.
Still the President has said he will attach
"reservations" to it--to allay
citizen fears and state the Administration’s
differences--before sending it
to the full Senate.
If the Senate passes the Convention in committee, it
will go to the full
Senate for a final ratification vote of two-thirds,
instead of a simple
majority. If ratified, this intrusive treaty
would--according to modern
Supreme Court interpretation of the
Constitution--supersede all state and
The U.N. treaty would charge Congress with seeing
"the best interests of
the child" (article 3), thus usurping the
American traditionally believe that minor children
need parental protection
But the treaty purports that children have the rights
to make their own
decisions--in all areas. It would conceivable give
them even freer access
to sexual activity, contraception and abortion,
pornography, and cultic and
"God designed the family to nurture and guide
children gradually increasing
their autonomy until they become independent,"
says Dr. Beverly LaHaye, CWA
Founder and Chairman. "This plan isn’t
oppressive, but loving."
Allan Carlson of The Center on the Family in America,
a conservative think
tank, agrees. "(The U.N. Convention on the Rights
of the Child) undermines
the one institution in which children are least likely
to be abused least
likely to be poor, least likely to be promiscuous,
most likely to be
healthy, and most likely to be well educated: the
I Pledge Allegiance
The U.S. Constitution laid out our system of
government by the people. A
balance of power, checks and balances, a bill of
sovereignty--are its hallmarks. Independence Day, the
American flag, the
pledge of allegiance--are all its symbols. Our country
began as a
magnificent experiment, and still exists as a paragon
of freedom for the
entire world. We must not let the United Nations rob
us of our right to
celebrate as American---not global citizens.
Congressional Record, Jan. 10, 1963)
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only
alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to
engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the
United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of
Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not
items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red
China to the U.N.
8. Allow all Soviet satellites individual
representation in the U.N.
9. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If
its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a
one-world government with its own independent armed
10. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken
basic American institutions by claiming their activities
violate civil rights.
11. Get control of the schools. Use them as
transmission belts for socialism and current Communist
propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of
teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
12. Gain control of all student newspapers.
13. Use student riots to ferment public protests
against programs or organizations which are under
14. Infiltrate the Press.
15. Gain control of key positions in radio, T.V., and
16. Continue discrediting American culture by
degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American
Communist cell was told to "eliminate" all good
sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless,
awkward and meaningless forms.
17. Control art critics and directors of art museums.
"Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive,
18. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling
them "censorship" and a violation of free
speech and free press.
19. Break down culture standards of morality by
promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines,
motion pictures, radio, and T.V.
20. Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and
promiscuity, as "normal, natural, healthy."
21. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed
religion with "social" religion. Discredit the
Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity
which does not need a "religious crutch."
22. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious
expression in the schools on the ground that it violates
the principle of "separation of church and
23. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it
inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs,
a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide
24. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present
them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the
25. Support any socialist movement to give centralized
control over any part of the cultural education, social
agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
26. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the
police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems
as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrist
can understand or treat.
27. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental
health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over
those who oppose Communist goals.
28. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage
promiscuity and easy divorce. (Hen. A.S. Herlong, Jr. of
Florida in H.R., Congressional Record-Appendix, Jan. 10,
1963, pp. a34-35)
Look through the above list again and count the number
of goals which have been accomplished in this nation
COMMUNIST GOALS (from The Communist Manifesto written
by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848.)
"The theory of the Communists may be summed up in
the single phrase: Abolition of private property."
(page 82) "In bourgeois society, therefore, the past
dominates the present; in communist society, the present
dominates the past. In bourgeois society capital is
independent and has individuality, while the living
person is dependent and has no individuality.
"And the abolition of this state of things is
called by the bourgeoisie, abolition of individuality and
freedom! And rightly so. The abolition of bourgeois
individuality, bourgeois independence, and bourgeois
freedom is undoubtedly aimed at." (page 84)
"You reproach us with intending to do away with
your property. Precisely so; that is just what we
intend." (page 85)
". . . the middle-class owner of property. This
person must, indeed, be swept out of the way, and made
impossible." (pages 85-86)
"Abolition of the family!" (page 87)
"The Communists are further reproached with desiring
to abolish countries and nationality." (page 90)
"Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes
all religion, and all morality."(page 92)
"Communists everywhere support every
revolutionary movement against the existing social and
political order of things " (page 116)
Goals of Communism (page 94)
1. Abolition of property in land and application of
all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state,
by means of a national bank with state capital and an
6. Centralization of the means of communication and
transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of
production owned by the state; the bringing into
cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the
soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of
industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing
industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between
town and country, by a more equable distribution of the
population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools.
Abolition of children's factory labor in its present
form. Combination of education with industrial
production, etc., etc.
(Note: the above pages reflect the paperback version,
14th printing, April 1976)
This EO requires all federal state and
local governments to comply immediately with a ll UN
Treaties, whether or
not co nfirmed by the US Senate as required by the
Constitution. One treaty, the UN Treaty on Genocide says
that anyone persuading someone to change his or her
religion is a hate crime pnishable by law.
This EO will be used by
the new Office of Religious Persecution Monitoring to
arrest and imprison Christian missionaries and witnesses
anywhere in the world who preach Jesus only. Thus
we now have Christian persecution from our White House.
Source, McAlvany Intelligence Advisor May 99. This
war is getting close.
For Immediate Release
December 10, 1998
EXECUTIVE ORDER 13107
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IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES
By the authority vested in me as President by the
Constitution and the laws
of the United States of America, and bearing in mind the
obligations of the
United States pursuant to the International Covenant on
Civil and Political
Rights (ICCPR), the Convention Against Torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), the Convention
on the Elimination
of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and other
concerned with the protection and promotion of human
rights to which the
United States is now or may become a party in the future,
it is hereby
ordered as follows:
Section 1. Implementation of Human Rights Obligations.
(a) It shall be the policy and practice of the Government
of the United
States, being committed to the protection and promotion
of human rights and
fundamental freedoms, fully to respect and implement its
the international human rights treaties to which it is a
the ICCPR, the CAT, and the CERD.
(b) It shall also be the policy and practice of the
Government of the
United States to promote respect for international human
rights, both in
our relationships with all other countries and by working
strengthening the various international mechanisms for
the promotion of
human rights, including, inter alia, those of the United
International Labor Organization, and the Organization of
Sec. 2. Responsibility of Executive Departments and
(a) All executive departments and agencies (as defined in
5 U.S.C. 101-105,
including boards and commissions, and hereinafter
referred to collectively
as "agency" or "agencies") shall
maintain a current awareness of United
States international human rights obligations that are
relevant to their
functions and shall perform such functions so as to
respect and implement
those obligations fully. The head of each agency shall
designate a single
contact officer who will be responsible for overall
coordination of the
implementation of this order. Under this order, all such
retain their established institutional roles in the
interpretation, and enforcement of Federal law and
(b) The heads of agencies shall have lead responsibility,
with other appropriate agencies, for questions concerning
human rights obligations that fall within their
respective operating and
program responsibilities and authorities or, to the
extent that matters do
not fall within the operating and program
responsibilities and authorities
of any agency, that most closely relate to their general
areas of concern.
Sec. 3. Human Rights Inquiries and Complaints. Each
agency shall take lead
responsibility, in coordination with other appropriate
responding to inquiries, requests for information, and
violations of human rights obligations that fall within
its areas of
responsibility or, if the matter does not fall within its
responsibility, referring it to the appropriate agency
Sec. 4. Interagency Working Group on Human Rights
(a) There is hereby established an Interagency Working
Group on Human
Rights Treaties for the purpose of providing guidance,
coordination with respect to questions concerning the
adherence to and
implementation of human rights obligations and related
(b) The designee of the Assistant to the President for
Affairs shall chair the Interagency Working Group, which
shall consist of
appropriate policy and legal representatives at the
level from the Department of State, the Department of
Department of Labor, the Department of Defense, the Joint
Chiefs of Staff,
and other agencies as the chair deems appropriate. The
may designate alternates to attend meetings in their
(c) The principal functions of the Interagency Working
Group shall include:
(i) coordinating the interagency review of any
concerning the implementation of this order and analysis
recommendations in connection with pursuing the
ratification of human
rights treaties, as such questions may from time to time
(ii) coordinating the preparation of reports that are to
be submitted by
the United States in fulfillment of treaty obligations;
(iii) coordinating the responses of the United States
complaints against it concerning alleged human rights
to the United Nations, the Organization of American
States, and other
(iv) developing effective mechanisms to ensure that
legislation proposed by
the Administration is reviewed for conformity with
rights obligations and that these obligations are taken
into account in
reviewing legislation under consideration by the Congress
(v) developing recommended proposals and mechanisms for
monitoring of the actions by the various States,
territories of the United States and, where appropriate,
Americans and Federally recognized Indian tribes,
including the review of
State, Commonwealth, and territorial laws for their
relevant treaties, the provision of relevant information
for reports and
other monitoring purposes, and the promotion of effective
(vi) developing plans for public outreach and education
provisions of the ICCPR, CAT, CERD, and other relevant
treaties, and human
rights-related provisions of domestic law;
(vii) coordinating and directing an annual review of
reservations, declarations, and understandings to human
and matters as to which there have been non-trivial
allegations of inconsistency with or breach of
international human rights
obligations, in order to determine whether there should
be consideration of
any modification of relevant reservations, declarations,
to human rights treaties, or United States practices or
laws. The results
and recommendations of this review shall be reviewed by
the head of each
(viii) making such other recommendations as it shall deem
the President, through the Assistant to the President for
Affairs, concerning United States adherence to or
implementation of human
rights treaties and related matters; and
(ix) coordinating such other significant tasks in
connection with human
rights treaties or international human rights
institutions, including the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Special
complaints procedures established by the United Nations
(d) The work of the Interagency Working Group shall not
supplant the work
of other interagency entities, including the President's
Committee on the
International Labor Organization, that address
international human rights
Sec. 5. Cooperation Among Executive Departments and
Agencies. All agencies
shall cooperate in carrying out the provisions of this
Interagency Working Group shall facilitate such
cooperative measures. Sec.
6. Judicial Review, Scope, and Administration.
(a) Nothing in this order shall create any right or
benefit, substantive or
procedural, enforceable by any party against the United
agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees,
or any other
(b) This order does not supersede Federal statutes and
does not impose any
justiciable obligations on the executive branch.
(c) The term "treaty obligations" shall mean
treaty obligations as approved
by the Senate pursuant to Article II, section 2, clause 2
of the United
(d) To the maximum extent practicable and subject to the
appropriations, agencies shall carry out the provisions
of this order.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE, December 10, 1998.
David Hornbeck edited one manifesto for
this agenda, Human Capital. In it he cited the need
to "create a sense of crisis" and then to use the
courts to achieve the goal. Ira Magaziner wrote an
interesting letter gloating of their win in the election and what
it meant toward achieving their goals of social engineering (Marc Tucker 17 page Letter
to Hillary Clinton advising on Education and Training
. Sadly, education did need
fixing, only now those responsible for the failure have been
further empowered to more radically extend the
"fix". (David Hornbeck wrote the education
restructuring plan for the state of Alabama and Kentucky.
Marc Tucker "fixed" Oregon.)
This list makes poor Richard Mellon Scaife,
the American Spectator and the Rutherford Institute look
mighty puny. But they are not our strength and our salvation.
Fortunately those "Right Wing Radicals" who dare
to object know the One Who is really in control and they look to
Jesus Christ as Lord of all. Many good people have been
deceived by the Newspeak of those promoting this agenda. I
had often wondered how the Anti-Christ could come out of the
Church as Revelations predicts. The skillful manipulation
of language has made many believe they are supporting something
the facts do not bear out. We must remember "there is
nothing new under the sun." This may be the final act
of the Battle of the Ages. Do not despair or be dismayed,
our God will never leave us or forsake us. Let us be
constantly in prayer for those whom He is using on the frontlines
of this "War" as James Carville calls it. Let us
pray that the shackles will fall from the eyes of those
deceived. Like the Virgins in the parable, keep the oil in
the lamps and be prepared.
And they accuse us of "having an
Berit Kjos Site. Excellent
resource for United Nations involvement in our government,
education, children and general society.
information presented here is also available in the Free Book:
Global Governance The University of Texas at Austin, Murchison
Chair of Free Enterprise, Petroleum/CTE 3.168, Austin, Texas,
78712. Order your copy now.
suggest that you read
From Wanderer Interview:
"Since the publication of
Malachi Martin's WINDSWEPT HOUSE (Doubleday) early this summer,
everyone who has read it is asking the same question: Is it all
The brilliantly conceived and elegantly written novel presents
Vatican City as a nest of intrigue, where the Holy Father is
cautiously temporizing as disloyal cardinals subvert his Papacy
and scheme with government and business elites in London and
Brussels to advance the New World Order.
Believing that the Church must be a key player in the New World
Order - primarily for financial reasons - and that Catholic
doctrine on key issues must be "moderated,"
"transformed," or simply dropped in order for the
Church to be accepted as a player in the new power structure, the
Pope's unfaithful cardinals plot to isolate John Paul
A letter from the NWO