Rarely is the term “global governance” heard on the evening news.
When it does appear, the term “conspiracy theory” is usually in the
context. While America is watching the political circus, the
international community is bringing together all the elements of global
governance in preparation for the big event scheduled for September. A
full calendar of events has been prepared.
Americans don’t care what the United Nations is doing, in the belief
that nothing the U.N. does can affect us anyway. This may have been true
in the past, but no more. The magnitude of societal change that is
under way is almost beyond comprehension. These changes are already
affecting individual Americans, but rarely is the impact recognized as
the result of United Nations influence.
We are already deeply into the era of global governance. It is a
process that began many years ago. The events scheduled for this year,
culminating in the September World Summit, will put in place all the
international mechanisms necessary to insure that there is no turning
back. It is important to realize that global governance will not be
imposed suddenly, upon adjournment of the World Summit. After the
summit, implementation of global governance will accelerate, but it will
still take several years to fully transfer sovereignty from
nation-states to a central global command.
International law will be the supreme law of the planet. Individual
nations will be required to conform their laws to international norms.
For those who say “never in America,” wake up and smell the roses. The
World Trade Organization already has the power to require conformance of
national law to WTO policy. And it has the power to impose financial
penalties upon those nations that fail to do so in a timely manner.
The U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol, though not fully negotiated, will have
similar power to set strict, legally enforceable limits on the use of
fossil fuel in America.
The Convention on Biological Diversity, even though it was not
ratified by the U.S. Senate, is being implemented under the guise of the
President’s “Land Legacy” initiative. The published goal of the treaty
is to return “at least 50 percent” of the total land area to wilderness
and manage most of the rest of the land for conservation objectives.
We are seeing global governance at work when policies that originate
with the U.N. are implemented in America, despite the absence of Senate
ratification, Congressional authorization, or even the awareness of
local elected officials. The rash of national monument designations and
the “roadless” initiative, which closes access to public lands, has the
effect of converting land to wilderness — precisely as prescribed by
the Convention on Biological Diversity. We are moving to a system of
global governance in which national governments are transformed into
administrative units to implement U.N. policies. State governments are
being transformed into administrative units to implement national
policy, and local governments are being transformed into administrative
units to implement state policies.
This transformation has accelerated dramatically under the
Clinton/Gore administration, which is one of the strongest proponents of
global governance in the international community. International policies
that affect land use and energy are most visible. Less visible are the
international policies that affect education, technology development,
the flow of information, transportation, and security.
International policy already exists in all these areas and is in
various stages of implementation around the world. The entire
plan for global
governance was published by the Commission on Global
Governance in 1995. Many of the changes called for
in their report have already been implemented. For example, the creation
of the International Criminal Court, and the
establishment of a new “Peoples’
Assembly” that will hold its
inaugural meeting May 22-26, 2000.
Other recommendations, such as the elimination of the veto and
permanent member status in the Security Council; a standing world army;
the authority to impose global taxation; and dozens of others, are being
systematically implemented throughout the United Nations system. The
consequences of this shift to global governance are incomprehensible to
those who have not followed its progress. The society resulting from
this transformation, though called “democratic,” is socialist. Under the
published vision of global governance, policy decisions are made by
non-elected, carefully selected individuals. All sources and means of
production are controlled by the central authority. The flow of
information, too, is to be regulated by the central authority, as well
as the educational curriculum. Enforcement of policy decisions will be
at the hands of the International Criminal Court, and the U.N. standing
army. And there will be no hope of rebellion.
Central to the objective of global governance is control by the
U.N. of the manufacture, sale and distribution of all
firearms. Possession of a firearm will be legal
only when licensed by the United Nations. The recent call by the
president to license all gun owners in America fits quite nicely into
the United Nations’ plan.
The painful reality is that many Americans see nothing wrong with
global governance. The United Nations Association in America boasts
hundreds of thousands of members who lobby their elected officials to
allow international policies to be implemented.
Non-government organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Audubon
Society claim millions of members who actively support this
transformation. School children, even the Boy Scouts, have been taught
that global governance is the answer to the world’s problems. Those who
challenge the globalist vision are immediately labeled as “right-wing
The treaties, agreements and other documents required to bring about
global governance have all been prepared, and many are being
implemented. When the World Summit convenes in September, there is
little doubt that the body will adopt the concept and usher in the era
of global governance officially.
The only way to avoid this tidal wave of global socialism is the
withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations. Should we fail
to withdraw and continue to yield our sovereignty to this international
body, it will, in relatively short order, drain our economic capacity to
the point that we will no longer be able to chart our own course. The
coming election may be the last opportunity we have to send people to
Washington who value our sovereignty or our freedom.