The relentless march to world government
By Henry Lamb
web posted March 11, 2002
They won't get all they want, but they will take another giant step
toward their goal: world government. When the U.N. High Level
Panel on Financing Development meets in Monterey, Mexico
between March 18 - 22, they will adopt a "consensus
agreement" that has already been written.
Ultimately, the U.N. wants to create a new Economic Security
Council (with no veto or permanent members), which will
oversee a new administrative department within the United
Nations, into which will be consolidated all international financial
and development institutions, along with a new Global Taxing
Authority. The U.N. expects to impose the Tobin Tax (tax on
currency exchange), a tax on fossil fuels, and about 20 additional
This goal is set forth in the report of the
Commission on Global Governance, Our Global
Neighborhood, and is
incorporated (in less specific language) in the Millennium
Declaration, and is now incorporated into the consensus
agreement to be adopted in Monterey.
The 16-page agreement is mind-numbing. The language is vague
and verbose, grandiose and grinding. It says little that will disturb
the casual reader. Perhaps the most disturbing passage says:
"We commit ourselves to promoting national and global
economic systems based on the principles of justice, equity,
democracy, participation, transparency, accountability, and
I'd like to see it say: "...economic systems based on free
markets, open competition, individual achievement, ingenuity,
personal creativity, and technological accomplishment" - words
which will never appear in a United Nations document.
The put-you-to-sleep language of the consensus agreement is
deliberate. It is designed to be bland enough so as not to provide
opponents with ammunition, while still embracing the ideas and
principles that can be pointed to when called upon to justify
Ernesto Zedillo, head of the Panel, and former President of
Mexico, issued a report
June 28, 2001, to guide the document-writing delegates.
His report, not written for public consumption, is surprisingly
blunt, calling for: the
Tobin Tax, a tax on the consumption of fossil fuels, and the
creation of a Global Taxing Organization.
The consensus agreement tones down the language considerably.
It calls for "...equitable and efficient tax systems and
administration." It says, simply, that "...an appropriate exchange
rate regime is required."
The agreement doesn't mention a Global Taxing Organization. It
does, however, "recognize the urgent need to enhance
coherence, governance and consistency of the international
monetary, financial and trading systems...to improve global
economic governance." It also calls for the panel to "stay
engaged," for "sustained follow-up." This sounds very much like
the language necessary to transform the panel into the Global
Taxing Organization described in the Zedillo report, but not
mentioned in the consensus agreement. This panel would be well
equipped to become the Secretariat for the new Economic
This event in Monterey may get a little news coverage, but most
Americans will never know it occurred. A few years from now,
when we begin to see the implementation of these
recommendations, most people will ask "how did this happen?"
Government officials from the White House to the Court House,
still dismiss concerns about global governance as the paranoid
propaganda of right-wing extremists. They don't even realize that
it is the U.N.'s Agenda 21 that is transforming our cities into
"sustainable communities." They don't recognize the U.N.'s Man
and the Biosphere program, even as they raise taxes and float
bond issues to purchase the connective corridors required by it.
They refuse to read the U.N. plans to develop an international
curriculum - even as they implement it, through School-to-Work,
and Goals 2000 programs, and authorize the re-writing of history
in our students' textbooks.
Neither government officials, nor most of the people, will see any
harm in the Monterey meeting. "It's just more talk, not to be
taken seriously," they will say. It is taken seriously by the United
Nations, and by the international community. It is an important
step toward gaining independent financing for the United
Nations. Once this happens, there is no stopping world
government, imposed by international socialists who hold nothing
but contempt for America's freedom.
If America is to remain free, every citizen must bear the
responsibility of finding, and electing candidates who value,
defend, and advance the principles of freedom. Officials who fail
this fundamental test - should join the unemployed.
Henry Lamb (email@example.com) is the executive vice
president of the Environmental Conservation Organization (http:
//www.eco.freedom.org/el/), and chairman of Sovereignty
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