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Recognizing this moment in history

By Henry Lamb
web posted January 19, 2009

Most of the world is giddy about the inauguration of the first black president of the United States.  The media has invested unprecedented air time to transform this man into a modern messiah.  The celebration is not because he is black.  Far better qualified black candidates, such as Condoleezza Rice, Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell would not be celebrated, nor even welcomed as president.  In fact, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, both black Secretaries of State, were ridiculed as "Uncle Tom" and "Aunt Jemima" by many of the same people who celebrate Obama.

Obama's color may be a bonus, but it is his philosophy that much of the world celebrates.

Much of the world sees Obama not simply as the first black president, but as the first president to accept global governance to be more important than U.S. governance.  His Berlin speech last July promised "a new global partnership" and a new "global commitment" to "save the planet." 

To implement his commitment to global governance, Obama has nominated Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State.  In addition to her book, It Takes a Village, Hillary is on record in support of the World Federalist Association's efforts to establish a world government, and publically applauded Walter Cronkite's receipt of the WFA "Global Governance" award.

Obama has named Carol Browner to the new position of Energy Czar.  This woman, until earlier this month, was a Commissioner for the Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society.  Browner's new position requires no confirmation and is beyond Congressional oversight.  She will be empowered to administratively implement Obama's philosophy across all federal agencies.

 Obama chose Erick Schwartz to coordinate his transition team's interface with agencies that deal with the United Nations.  Schwartz is, among other things, the person in the Clinton administration who "managed the White House review that resulted in the U.S. signature of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court."  In an effort to influence the Obama administration's global governance agenda, Citizens for Global Solutions set up a conference call with the transition team.  These organizations are advocates of global governance and are deeply embedded throughout the Obama administration.

Obama's inauguration is a major, historic event.  Many black people – and some whites - will weep because they have lived to see a black man elected president.  Many white people – and some blacks - will weep because they have lived to see an American president who apparently puts global interests above the interests of the United States of America. 

Expect Obama's global agenda to embrace the U.N.'s global warming program.  The world is giddy about his inauguration because the world expects Obama to sign and support whatever the U.N. designs as a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol.  The U.N.'s answer to global warming is substantial reduction in the use of fossil fuel in developed nations while allowing developing nations to do whatever they wish.  Expect new energy taxes at the international, national, and state levels.  Expect new tax-paid subsidies for alternative energy operations and new, punitive tax-increases for fossil fuel users.  Expect Obama's U.N.-inspired energy policy to be a ball-and-chain on the American economy.

Expect Obama to re-sign the U.N.'s International Criminal Court Statute to demonstrate to the world that the United States is, indeed, a new member in the world community.  Never mind that the document gives the ICC the power to prosecute U.S. military and private citizens for whatever the Court defines to be "crimes against humanity."  For years, U.N. delegates have accused the United States of "crimes against humanity" for refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

With Obama's support, expect to see John Kerry, the new Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduce a line of U.N. treaties that have been stalled for years.  The Convention on the Law of the Sea will be a high priority.  This treaty declares that: "Sovereignty over the territorial sea is exercised subject to this Convention and to other rules of international law " (Article II(3)).  Advocates of this treaty willingly surrender national sovereignty over territorial seas to the U.N.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, another treaty waiting in the wings for U.S. ratification, will effectively remove authority for raising children from parents and bestow that authority upon government.

Watch for CEDAW, the Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women.  Phyllis Schlafly says this treaty would require a rewrite of U.S. laws to conform to the fantasies of international feminists. 

There are many more U.N. treaties waiting to be ratified, and still more under construction.  This is the essence of global governance championed by Barack Obama and those he brings to power.  His inauguration is far more than the celebration of the first black president.  It should be recognized as the last step on the journey to global governance. ESR

Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and chairman of Sovereignty International.


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