Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from author and globalism expert Tal Brooke’s landmark book, “One World,” which “uncovers the deep and often hidden forces behind the sweeping changes taking place right now.”

“Today, I say that no nation in the world need be left out of the global system we are constructing.” –Madeleine Albright, 1997 Harvard University commencement.

The public in America and the Western nations have been under a mounting barrage of arguments stating that separate nations must enter a federation of world states — a New World Order.

If such a global system appears in our era, it will be the first time in history that the earth will have a world government. There have been countless tries down through history from Alexander the Great and Caesar Augustus to Charlemagne and Napoleon, but no one has ever been able to pull off “the planetary bargain.” The stakes are huge.

To close the deal, the arguments must be compelling enough to convince nations and their citizens to surrender their sovereignty and freedoms for the higher good of the planet. They warn of dire consequences if this does not take place. Descriptions of the good life are then added, ranging from heaven on earth, the end of poverty, war and disease, to the inauguration of the anticipated New Age of spiritual brotherhood, peace and enlightenment. We are told the global state is worth the sacrifice. But at stake for Americans, among others, is our history and legacy as we have known it. The anticipated change could be far greater than when history leapt from the Medieval period to the Renaissance. That’s why it’s a “New Age.”

Soon after the first edition of this book came out — almost overnight — the Berlin Wall came down, the American president introduced the term New World Order, and the death of communism was declared. The subtitle, “The Coming New World Order,” appeared a full two years before the term “New World Order” was known by more than a fraction of the public, yet global change is only in its early phases. Everything that the book anticipated has unfolded on schedule with much more ahead.

The political, military, and economic pillars of this long-range plan cannot fully support a World Order without the fourth pillar — a global religion — standing beneath the fourth corner, lest the structure collapse. It is that simple.

Let’s briefly consider the spiritual part of this agenda:

Religious differences are seen as the final barrier, separating various ethnic populations. Until these differences are broken down, divergent cultures will never fully meld into a One World Order.

Preparation for religious fusion has been well under way for quite some time. Recently, things have speeded up with talk of a United Religions, a UR, mirroring the United Nations.

An international Who’s Who of statesmen, intellectuals and financial leaders met on June 25, 1995 at the U.N.’s 50th anniversary in San Francisco at Grace Cathedral. At the key ceremony, it was revealed that Mikhail Gorbachev, the former head of the Soviet Union, had the backing of world leaders to set up a United Nations sister organization in San Francisco called the United Religions. Modeled on the U.N., it would have a 500-member assembly, a 36-member executive council, and a general secretary. Multi-faith peacemaker teams would be dispatched around the world by the “U.R.” to trouble spots, just like the U.N. In the summer of 2000, in Pittsburgh, the charter for the United Religions was signed right on schedule.

Is it any mystery, then, that perhaps the most powerful force to move across the church in 2000 years is now trying to prepare the way for such a global religion? The momentum of this ecumenical movement is astounding. From another angle, the New Age and Neo-pagan alternatives are perfect fits for this grand spiritual synthesis. When Christianity absorbs the new spiritualities, then it will be ripe for a merger.

The New York Times bestseller list for the past decade has been dominated by New Age appeals that embrace the coming global spirituality. For instance, Neale Walsch’s “Conversations with God” tells the people of the earth to get ready and trust the process of change as we move into a New Age of world brotherhood (Walsch is on the steering committee of the U.R.). James Redfield’s “Celestine Prophecy” shows religious wisdoms fusing like a Chinese puzzle coming together.

There is another, more sinister aspect behind the New World Order that only a few see. Now and then it pops out like a shifting illusion. The public sees one thing, but something else is taking place. From one angle, there is the beautiful lady reflecting back from a vanity mirror. From another angle, it is a skull. Once the eye sees the hidden form suddenly appear, things never look the same again.

Is it possible that today’s masses are being set up with a counterfeit vision of heaven on earth just so they will go along with the plan? What if the coming global system is more like the tyrannical system foreseen by Orwell and Huxley, or the one predicted by the ancient apocalyptic writers? Who benefits and who loses?

The call by today’s power players


U.N. General Assembly

On The Charlie Rose Show, on May 4th, 1993, the new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) President Les Gelb told Charlie Rose, “You had me on [before] to talk about the New World Order … I talk about it all the time … It’s one world now. … Willing or not, ready or not, we are all involved.” (Author’s note: William Greider’s recent bestseller uses the words of Les Gelb in its very title, “One World, Ready or Not.”) “The competition is about who will establish the first one-world system of government that has ever existed in the society of nations. It is control over each of us as individuals and over all of us together as a community …”

Question: But under whose control?

Who will rule us? Without the protection of our Constitution — should it be superseded by international treaties and covenants — will there be anything to protect us from the sort of despotic dictators that our founders created the Constitution to protect us from? American citizens could become like the animals in Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” creatures with no real voice and no choice but to accept the cards dealt to them by the higher powers.

Like it or not, America could become a de facto New World Order province. The public would miss this quiet transition with its attention distracted by the illusion of things-as-usual –- U.S. flags flying, patriotic rituals of pomp and circumstance, political doublespeak, superbowls, national holidays, ad infinitum — as things beneath the surface shift.

What will life be like under this new system? Where did its structure come from, and who conceived it?

Former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in the February 15, 1993, issue of Forbes magazine wrote that a “New World Order means the U.S. and other nations agree to be governed by a rule of law. … Applying this on a world scale means that we could gain what we had hoped the U.N. would achieve, but has not: global law, breaches of which will be punished swiftly and with certainty.”

The book “One World” uncovers some of the deep and hidden forces behind the sweeping changes taking place right now. We may learn that certain critical turns in the road of history have remained unknown by the public -– intentionally — while today’s politically correct versions of history have reigned uncontested in a monopolized information gateway. There are things that the “ordinary people” are not supposed to know, patterns they are not supposed to see. If they did, they might become like alarmed South Sea islanders watching a tidal wave looming towards them and their village; they would be engaged with desperate abandon. Public distraction has been an important aspect of this quiet agenda.

There is no denying that there are unsettling signs beneath the surface: America has been pushed into a national debt almost equal to its net worth; the family continues to disintegrate, male and female roles blur, and Christianity and traditional values disappear only to be replaced by radical alternatives. The financial, military, political, social and spiritual arms of this dangerous agenda have an interlocking purpose that gives the plan almost irresistible power. The truth is that America is fighting for its soul, but few seem to really know this.

The emergence of a New World Order requires a docile and passive public willing to entrust their lives and futures to an elite leadership. Only then can this elite get on with the business of managing the planet unobstructedly.

But the Leviathan of world government cannot break through as long as a healthy America stands in its way, its prowess and virtue intact, its citizens vigilant for their hard-fought freedoms. That America — its memory and its history — is quickly passing, and that is the real danger.

So should you glimpse this approaching Leviathan of World Order unmasked, the illusion briefly held in check, it will take your breath way, especially when you see how extensive and multifaceted the plan has been. Most would agree that it is better to see it than blindly march down the road to serfdom unawares. But there is another reason to see it. We may have more time than we thought to do more than we ever thought we could! Wasn’t that true in the first American Revolution? If our ancestors had lost heart, there never would have been an America in the first place.

The preceding has been excerpted with permission from the introduction of Tal Brooke’s book, “One World,” which is available almost exclusively at WorldNetDaily’s online store.

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