By Deanna Spingola
30 June 2005
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So, have you ever heard of the Earth Charter? It is referred to as the Declaration of Interdependence by many – a mockery of the Declaration of Independence. This interdependence is applicable to the nations of the earth; which strongly suggests the dissolution of sovereign borders.
Two very influential individuals spearheaded the creation of the Earth Charter: Maurice F. Strong and Mikhail S. Gorbachev. No, we have not seen or heard the last of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev, past leader of the communist USSR. To fully understand the ramifications of the Earth Charter towards the establishment of world governance we should view the history of these two individuals and their complicit association with the United Nations.
Because of his extensive worldwide network of prominent people, Maurice F. Strong, a successful Canadian government official and mega bucks businessman, was selected to direct Earth Summit One in Stockholm in 1972. His selection was probably motivated by his vast international experience in maneuvering NGO’s. An NGO (non-government organization) is a way to reach government objectives by using philanthropist and big business money. That is another way of saying that money can purchase power, establish government policy and guarantee political appointments. "NGO's and their many members were funded through the Canadian government to attend the Stockholm conference to give the appearance of participation by the general public." (1) This Earth Summit is the acknowledged beginning of the political use of possible world environmental calamities to instill international fear in order to gain support which will culminate in complete world control.
In 1972, because of his wide sphere of financial influence Strong used his clout to gain participation from both developed and developing countries that had previously benefited monetarily from the NGO’s he administered. This augmented devised participation lent great credibility to the developing concern about alleged environmental issues. Perhaps as a consequence of his early but brief employment at the U.N. (1947) and the elitist associations he established, he became a trustee for the Rockefeller Foundation which funded the Stockholm Earth Summit Conference.(2)
One of the many outcomes of the Stockholm Earth Summit Conference was the establishment of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in 1973. Maurice Strong was its first Executive Director.
The forerunner of the proposed Earth Charter was the World Charter for Nature, adopted in 1982 by the UN General Assembly. This earlier charter was a multi governmental declaration that the media never discussed. The purpose of that charter was to:
1. Define a global environmental ethic.
2. Affirm respect for nature as the primary principle of conservation protection.
3. To provide strategies & policies required to ensure ecological well-being.
However, the perpetrators of the World Charter for Nature did not convey the connection between the environment and the human condition.
In 1983, Strong joined the U.N.'s World Commission on Environment and Development. The head of this organization was Brundtland, the Vice President of the World Socialist Party. Seeking a more totalitarian control over humanity, they laid the foundations of what would become the Earth Charter. After devious deliberation, Strong, Brundtland and other members of the U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development created a seemingly benign document entitled "Our Common Future" containing 21 articles. This was presented to the U.N. General Assembly on 11 December 1987. Immediately thereafter, the Commission issued a request for the creation of the more comprehensive Earth Charter that would incorporate the 21 articles as well as some fundamental principles for sustainable development. See IISD
The term "sustainable development" was coined in the late 1980’s by the World Commission on Environment and Development. The term depicts the promotion of development while sustaining the environment.
In 1988 Strong was put in charge of organizing the twenty year anniversary 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit 2, also known as World Summit on Sustainable Development. He had almost been shut out of that position by the U.S. State Department but they were overruled by the U.N. friendly Bush One White House. In preparation for the same Stockholm style simulated grassroots-like participation he used big money from major Foundations to subsidize a multitude of NGO’s, including many from the United States. This conference was attended by these highly visible, highly paid NGO groups who demonstrated their highly paid approval of the abominable Agenda 21 which was adopted at this conference.
Another one of the results of this 1992 United Nations Earth Summit was a directive that the developed, industrialized nations should give $600 billion dollars to the third world nations to atone for their environmental sins. Of course, this constitutes the socialistic redistribution of wealth worldwide while falling under the sustainable development agenda.
Maurice Strong is a manipulator of governments, businesses and people. He is a dedicated socialist as well as a very rich capitalist whose goal is one world government. He is well connected to the elitist crowd, including Al Gore, the vice president in 1992. Al Gore is also known as the self proclaimed Internet inventor. Strong was Al Gore's chosen candidate for the World Bank position.
In 1992, through his association with Al Gore, and because of his U.N. position, he could exert his faux environmental influence in the Clinton administration. Global warming, a questionable political issue, was and is as much a figment of the imagination as Al Gore’s creative computer genius. Global warming was an issue that Gore used in his campaign for the presidency.
Strong, completely dedicated to the implementation of one world government, makes his intentions quite clear through his actions and his words. He wrote the introduction to the book Beyond Interdependence: The Meshing of the World's Economy and the Earth's Ecology, by Jim MacNeil (1991), former secretary general of the World Commission on Environment and Development. This book was published by the Trilateral Commission. His fellow traveler David Rockefeller wrote the foreword. In the introduction Strong said:
"This interlocking...is the new reality of the century, with profound implications for the shape of our institutions of governance, national and international. By the year 2012, these changes must be fully integrated into our economic and political life."(3)
In 1994 Maurice Strong, chairman of the newly formed Earth Council and socialist Mikhail Gorbachev, also a member, created the new Earth Charter Initiative, the initial step replacing the World Charter for Nature. The Earth Council was established to continue the totalitarian implementation of Agenda 21. The implementation of an Earth Charter would be a unique tactic to bring the world together by using environmental concerns which question the very survival of mankind.
Representatives from thirty countries and more than 70 organizations met at The Peace Palace in The Hague (created by the Carnegie Foundation 1913) in May of 1995 to begin the consultation process for the charter’s development.
Ultimately, an Earth Charter Commission was formed in 1997. This commission established an international drafting committee to create the Earth Charter. Later, it will be claimed that thousands of people helped write the Earth Charter. The only internationality of it was Strong, the Canadian, Rockefeller, the American and Gorbachev, the Russian. This was to be "a universal declaration to guide state behavior in the transition to sustainable development." Professor (of Religion and Ethics) Steven Rockefeller, son of Nelson Rockefeller, multi-millionaire and advocate of global government, chaired the international drafting committee, which supposedly received input from thousands of people from around the world. Rockefeller, also a promoter of "creation centered theology", is currently a co-chair for the Earth Charter for the United States.
The Earth Charter promotes the philosophy of the Transformational Movement which emphasizes unity, wholeness and community rather than individualism and self-interest. The individual is sacrificed in favor of the community. What is good for the community is priority. This may include social engineering, euthanasia, forced abortion, ethnic cleansing, etc. The charter is the "new scriptures" for the "new gospel".
The Charter was launched at The Hague Peace Palace on 29 June 2000 with these words from Maurice Strong:
"The focus now moves to the use of the Earth Charter as an educational tool in formal and non-formal education, and as the basis for business and professional codes of conduct and national development plans."
"We are nowhere near to realizing the objectives of the Earth Charter because the poor are preoccupied with their next meal and the rich are preoccupied with their next deal. In the meantime, through globalization the world economy is stronger than ever before and the gap between the rich and poor is greater than ever before."(4)
The initial goal was to have the Earth Charter endorsed by the United Nations and in force by June 2005. United Nations approval is still pending.
There was a ten year follow up to the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit Conference in Johannesburg 26 August--4 September 2002 called World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). One hundred and four heads of nations attended and 191 nations participated. The Earth Charter was unveiled at this conference.
Maurice Strong has held many influential positions: Senior Advisor (1997) to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. He was a Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn who he had hired out of Harvard to run one of his businesses in the 60’s. He was Chairman of the Earth Council; Chairman of the World Resources Institute; Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum; member of Toyota's International Advisory Board. As an advisor to Kofi Annan, he oversaw the new UN reforms. (5) One of Strong’s reforms was the reorganization of the U.N. His plan was entitled Our Global Neighborhood created by the Commission on Global Governance.
In addition Strong has interests of a "religious" nature: he is a director of the Temple of Understanding (founded by Lucis Trust, formerly Lucifer Publishing Co.) located in New York City. This organization is linked to the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, home of the Gaia Institute. The cathedral is also the home of "a female Christ on the cross, complete with shapely hips and full breasts." (6) This cathedral has many well known big donors:
American Express Company Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation
CBS, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Huffington
Chase Manhattan Bank Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Forbes
Colgate-Palmolive Co. Mr. and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn
David Rockefeller Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Rockefeller
Donald J. Trump Mr. and Mrs. Laurance S. Rockefeller
FEMA Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Rockefeller
Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Robert de Rothschild
Hearst Corporation Mrs. Mary C. Rockefeller
J.P. Morgan & Co. Philip Morris Companies
Prudential Insurance Co. Rockefeller Center Properties, Inc.
Texaco, Inc. The New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
The New York Times Co. The Rockefeller Group, Inc.(7)
Strong is also associated with the United Religions Initiative, a movement to "…promote an enduring, daily, interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the earth and all living beings." (8) Naturally, interfaith cooperation implies a one world religion. A one world secular, godless religion for a one world government is the objective. Maurice Strong stated "The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments, like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." (9)
Of the same mentality as Strong, Mikhail Gorbachev was elected the General Secretary of the Communist Party on 11 Mar 1985 after the untimely deaths of his two predecessors, Yuri Andropov (former head of the KGB) and Konstantin Chernenko, who, interestingly, both died after little more than a year in office. He made major changes in leadership. He called for more openness and attempted to restructure the failing economy by allowing more personal freedoms. In 1987 he called for the democratization of the country. The country’s economic problems continued and there were uprisings and strikes. This substantially weakened and led to the downfall of the Communist Party. There was a coup in August 1991 and on December 8, 1991 the Soviet Union all but ceased to exist. On 25 December 1991, Gorbachev resigned. And to the delight of the West, this ended the Cold War so everyone could live happily ever after in peace and tranquility - NOT. (10)
Gorbachev founded the Gorbachev Foundation in 1992. In 1993 he climbed aboard the environmental band wagon by founding Green Cross International as a result of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is one of the three major sponsors of the Earth Charter. Comrade Gorbachev remarked: "Do not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to your own environment....My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a 'Sermon on the Mount', that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century." (11) Considering their arrogant comments, are these two earth worshippers attempting to supplant Moses, a prophet, and cast themselves in his role? And if this is the case, just who are they getting revelation from?
One very well known member of Green Cross is Ted Turner, a major property owner, who received the Green Cross International "Founder's Award" in 1998. Money talks! Ted Turner considers Gorbachev the greatest leader in the last 2000 years.
Gorbachev enlisted some of the following notable people to serve on his board of directors: Yoko Ono (widow of John Lennon), Olivia Newton John, John Denver, Carl Sagan and Javier Peres de Cuellar (ex-Secretary-General of the UN). His two presidential advisors for Green Cross International were Robert Redford and Ted Turner. Ted Turner is so dedicated to the objectives of the United Nations that he gave the largest single gift ever given to an organization – one billion dollars. Ted Turner is the single largest individual share holder in Time Warner which owns CNN News.
In an effort to claim world wide support for this dubious document an official earth charter web site states: "The Earth Charter, a Declaration of Interdependence, was created by thousands of people in 78 countries over the span of twelve years. There are sixteen Earth Charter principles that focus on respect for nature, economic justice, universal human rights, and a culture of peace. The Earth Charter can be used as a foundation for businesses, governments, and communities working towards building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society."(12) Supposedly, it has the core value of interdependence and calls for economic and social justice, peace, democracy and ecological integrity.
It has long been the usual tactic of the satanical United Nations to assault from within, weaken families and individuals, promote socialistic state dependence and then deprive humanity of their God given individual liberties by corrupting the law and infiltrating the government. The adoption of this godless charter and the obvious objective of interdependence with other countries will result in the complete loss of any particle of sovereignty by each of the participating countries belonging to the United Nations who embrace this charter.
By our ignorance, perpetrated by our complicit big business Turner-type media, we are participating in our own approaching destruction. The combined garnered effort of the never named 78 countries who supposedly participated in the writing of this deadly document is a stealthy satanical maneuver to gain proponents who will participate in their own national demise. This maneuver is another way of enabling the enslaved to contribute to their downfall. Worried over global warming and other environmental crises, the fear filled foreign lemmings are gathering and seeking safety through the United Nation’s intervention. The uninformed, the compliant and the complicit lemmings in our own country are also gathering - casting their hopeful eyes at the "all powerful" United Nations.
The Earth Charter is receiving endorsements through such organizations as Earth Charter USA where one may personally endorse it and order brochures. Grassroots Earth Charter Summits have been held in communities around the country and throughout the world to garner individual and community support. People can attend workshops and meetings where they can be thoroughly brainwashed on global warming and other fear inducing hoaxes.
Many U.S. based organizations and governments have also endorsed the Earth Charter. It is not surprising to see the city of Berkeley, California, a haven of socialistic indoctrination at the top of the list. The U.N. has not yet endorsed the charter. They don’t need to. All that is needed is the growing grassroots groundswell who will plead for global governance and protection because of the earth’s diminishing resources and other environmental shams.
The Earth Charter is housed within the "Ark of Hope" which resides in the Interfaith Center of New York City. This center is a secular educational organization which was founded in 1997. Its mission is to make New York and the world safe for religious differences by increasing respect, mutual understanding and fellowship among citizens of diverse religious faiths and by fostering cooperation among religious communities and civic organizations to solve common social problems. Interfaith basically means a godless no faith sham of a one world religion which tolerates every possible deviant behavior and is committed to nothing. (13)
This ark of hope resembles the Ark of the Covenant as depicted in the movie – Treasures of the Lost Ark with Harrison Ford which is patterned after the description of the Ark of the Covenant described in the Old Testament.
Americans, Christians, Patriots – wake up!!! The United Nations is the satanical evil empire. Their corrupt leaders, with their oil for food scandals, merely provide a preview of their horrendous political policies. Their one world enforcement of the Earth Charter, after the ignorant of the earth beg for their endorsement, will totally enslave us. We must do whatever we can to get the United States out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the United States. If you haven’t already, contact your congressman and implore them to support Congressman Ron Paul’s bill H.R. 1146 to end membership of the United States in the United Nations.
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