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Green Agenda Quotes

January 4, 2008

Editor: And you were worried about Global Warming. Maybe you should start worrying about other things, like the reality that these people envision for you. Enjoy the quotes


We all want to be wise and careful stewards of the beautiful planet we call home. However, many aspects of the modern green movement that is permeating every segment of our society are not about saving the environment. You don’t have to dig very deep to discover the true beliefs and agenda of the influential leaders who are attempting to impose their vision of a New Green Order on the world. Please carefully consider the implications of the opinions that they so openly and freely express:
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill …All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome.
The real enemy, then, is humanity itself
.”

Club of Rome,
The First Global Revolution,
consultants to the UN.

“…we need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination…. So we have to offer up scary scenarios,
make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts…. Each of us has to decide what the right balance
is between being effective and being honest.

Stephen Schneider,
Stanford Professor of Climatology
lead Author of many IPCC reports


We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.
Timothy Wirth,
fmr US Under Sec of State,
current Head of the UN Foundation


No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
Christine Stewart,
fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment


The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
– emeritus professor Daniel Botkin



We are on the verge of a global transformation.
All we need is the right major crisis
…”
David Rockefeller,
Club of Rome executive member


We are close to a time when all of humankind will envision a global agenda that encompasses a kind of Global Marshall Plan to address the causes of poverty and suffering and environmental destruction all over the earth.
Al Gore, from Earth in Balance


We need a new paradigm of development in which the environment will be a priority… World civilization as we know it will soon end… We have very little time and we must act… If we can address the environmental problem, it will have to be done within a new system, a new paradigm. We have to change our mindset, the way humankind views the world.
Mikhail Gorbachev, State of the World Forum

The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable, indeed a sacred principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly tothe new imperatives of global environmental cooperation.
UN Commission for Global Governance report (1999)



“Democracy is not a panacea. It cannot organize everything and
it is unaware of its own limits. These facts must be faced squarely.
Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer well
suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical nature
of many of today’s problems do not always allow elected
representatives to make competent decisions at the
right time.

Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution



The emerging ‘environmentalization’ of our civilization and the need for vigorous action in the interest of the entire global community will inevitably have multiple political consequences.
Perhaps the most important of them will be a gradual change in the status of the United Nations. Inevitably, it must assume some aspects of a world government.

Mikhail Gorbachev,
Club of Rome member,
State of the World Forum, 1996


A New World Order is required to deal with the Climate Change crisis.”
Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister



In my view, after fifty years of service in the United Nations system, I perceive the utmost urgency and absolute necessity for proper Earth government. There is no shadow of a doubt that the present political and economic systems are no longer appropriate
and will lead to the end of life evolution on this planet. W
e must therefore absolutely and urgently look for new ways.

Dr Robert Muller,
UN Assistant Secretary General



Regionalism must precede globalism. We foresee a seamless system of governance from local communities, individual states, regional unions and up through to the United Nations itself.”
UN Commission for Global Governance report (1999)



The alternative to the existing world order can only emerge
as a result of a new human dimension of progress….
We envision a revolution of the mind, a new way of thinking
….”
Mikhail Gorbachev, State of the World Forum, 1996



We require a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily. Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change – these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary.”
Al Gore, from Earth in the Balance


Adopting a central organizing principle… means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution… to halt the destruction of the environment.
Al Gore, from Earth in the Balance


Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound
reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world
has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both
governments and individuals and an unprecedented
redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift
will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences
of every human action be integrated into individual and
collective decision-making at every level.

– excerpt, UN Agenda 21


The current course of development is thus clearly unsustainable.
Current problems cannot be solved by piecemeal measures.
More of the same is not enough. Radical change from the
current trajectory is not an option, but an absolute necessity.
Fundamental economic, social and cultural changes that
address the root causes of poverty and environmental
degradation are required and they are required now.

– from the Earth Charter website


Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about
?”
Maurice Strong, former Secretary General of UNEP

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AL GORE, THE UNITED NATIONS,

January 2, 2008
Editor:
The people who want to rule the world.
“Gore has written openly about the Earth having sacred qualities and he has praised primitive pagan religions and goddess worship”. Christians might not be amused. An interesting read.
AL GORE, THE UNITED NATIONS,
AND THE CULT OF GAIA (1999)
By Cliff Kincaid, President, America’s Survival, Inc.
                             www.USAsurvival.org
Executive Summary
    U.S. taxpayers are being forced to subsidize a new form of state religion which holds that natural resources have to be protected for the sake of Gaia, a so-called Earth spirit.  This religious movement, which has cult-like qualities, is being promoted by leading figures and organizations such as Vice President Albert Gore, broadcaster Ted Turner, and the United Nations.
    Gore, who as a member of the U.S. Senate participated in the 1992 U.N.-sponsored Earth Summit, is the most prominent member of what appears to be an environmental cult built around the concept of reverence for the Earth.  Gore has written openly about the Earth having sacred qualities and he has praised primitive pagan religions and goddess worship.
    Another key player is Ted Turner, who has turned his broadcasting empire into a virtual arm of the United Nations.  A noted critic of Christianity and ambassador on behalf of the U.N. Population Fund, he promotes the concept of Gaia in his television programs, such as the “Captain Planet” cartoon show, in which characters get magic powers from an Earth spirit or goddess.
    At the United Nations, the U.N. Environmental Program, founded by Maurice Strong, promotes the idea of an “Environmental Sabbath,” a variation of the Gaia concept.  Strong, now the Executive Coordinator for United Nations Reform under Secretary-General Kofi Annan, has described the global environmental movement in terms suggesting a religious crusade.  One of Strong’s organizations, the Earth Council, has produced an “Earth Charter” for the world that refers to respect for “Mother Earth” and animal rights.
    As Turner’s involvement suggests, this Cult of Gaia has a definite anti-Christian orientation.  Traditional Christianity is regarded by this movement as anti-environmental because God is viewed as being apart from the Earth itself.
    Those promoting the Gaia concept have no qualms about using the full force of government, even the international resources of the United Nations, to impose their beliefs on the rest of us.  If they are successful in their drive for “sustainable development” to protect Gaia, they could stifle economic growth and promote a drastic decline in the American standard of living.
    Congressional hearings are urgently needed to explore whether forced U.S. taxpayer underwriting of this bizarre religious movement constitutes a violation of the First Amendment prohibition on the establishment of a state church.
Planetary Brain
    The nation was shocked when 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult killed themselves.  It was the largest mass suicide in U.S. history.  But are there other cults active behind-the-scenes of world events?  And might they be occupying positions of power at the national and international levels?  The answers, upon analysis and reflection, are very disturbing.  There appears to be a high-level movement with very strange spiritual beliefs operating in the upper echelons of the U.S. Government, the United Nations and the global media.
    These people believe in Gaia — an “Earth spirit,” goddess or planetary brain — and they think that human beings can have mystical experiences or a spiritual relationship with this entity.  In order to protect Gaia, in their view, the U.S. and other industrial countries have to be prohibited from certain uses of the world’s natural resources.  This is called “sustainable development.”
    In general and secular terms, this cult, which combines aspects of the animal rights and radical environmentalist movements, holds that human beings are exploiting the Earth and other living creatures for selfish purposes.
Congressional Concern
    But the religious overtones of this movement are too obvious to ignore.  Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho) has described this phenomenon as “environmental religion” and says that it has “profound constitutional implications” because of the First Amendment prohibition on government establishment of religion.  Columnist Alston Chase, a reformed environmentalist, agrees, warning that “It may be only a matter of time before America becomes a complete theocracy — a place where, in the name of environmentalism, science and religion fuse with civil authority to rule the populace.”1

Dr. Michael S. Coffman, president of Environmental Perspectives, says, “They are instituting a new state religion.”  But it is a religion at sharp variance with the Judeo-Christian foundations of the American constitutional republic.  A document mandated by the U.N.-sponsored Convention on Biological Diversity, the Global Biodiversity Assessment, explicitly refers to Christianity as a faith that has set humans “apart from nature,” a process in which nature has “lost its sacred qualities.”  The document states:

Conversion to Christianity has therefore meant an abandonment of an affinity with the natural world for many forest dwellers, peasants, fishers all over the world…The northeastern hilly states of India bordering China and Myanmar supported small scale, largely autonomous shifting cultivator societies [until the] 1950’s.  These people followed their own religious traditions that included setting part between 10% and 30% of the landscape as sacred groves and ponds.2 
On the other hand, this U.N. document asserts that the eastern religious traditions such as Buddhism and Hinduism “did not depart as drastically from the perspective of humans as members of a community of beings including other living and non-living elements.”  Thus, the U.N. favors non-Christian religions as faithful stewards of the Earth.
    In fact, the key difference between Christianity and these Eastern religions is the role played by Jesus Christ.  Christianity holds that there is a gulf between God and man that is breached by Christ.  Christianity teaches that man is distant from and radically different than God, and that atonement or mediation is achieved through Christ, who rose from the dead.
    By contrast, the philosophy of Gaia holds that nature is God, and that by experiencing or even worshipping nature, humans can attain oneness with God.  Some followers of Gaia believe that humans, after death, are reincarnated into non-human forms.
Secret Agenda
    This decidedly unscientific, even bizarre, view of the environment appears to be driving U.S. and U.N. environmental policies, including locking up or restricting development on huge areas of U.S. lands, and making it more expensive to produce or use our natural resources.  Science, technology and industrial development are regarded as anathema to the followers of the Gaia philosophy.

Under President Clinton and Vice President Gore, who is recognized as the driving force behind the administration’s environmental agenda, the American people have witnessed rather extraordinary actions designed to stop economic development.  First, Clinton complied with U.N. demands to cancel a mining project outside Yellowstone Park.  The mining complex, which would have produced gold and copper, was planned to operate for 12 years and would have employed approximately 175 individuals on a year-round basis.

Clinton then designated 1.7 million acres of land in southwest Utah as a national monument, placing it off limits to development.  This area reportedly contains billions of barrels of oil, minerals and tens of billions of tons of low sulfur clean-burning coal.  It could have produced thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue for the state and federal governments.

American “energy independence,” once a realistic policy option, looks increasingly like a pipe dream.  U.S. Department of Energy figures show U.S. dependence on foreign oil rising from 50 to 80 percent by the year 2010.  This makes the U.S. vulnerable to the actions of foreign countries, some of them openly hostile, laying the groundwork for another Persian Gulf-type war.

International trade has been another factor driving up U.S. dependence on foreign oil.  It is also a source of the pollution that the environmentalists claim to be concerned about.

In this context, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been established to assist in the expansion of international trade while James Gustave Speth, administrator of the U.N. Development Program, has endorsed the concept of a World Environmental Organization (WEO) under U.N. auspices to regulate such trade.  Speth sees the WTO as a stepping stone to his WEO.  Thus, “free trade,” conducted under the management of the WTO, will lay the groundwork for the WEO to regulate it for environmental purposes.  This is the U.N. plan as Speth sees it.  Top U.N. official Maurice Strong reportedly agrees with this scenario.

Climate Change Treaty
    With international trade and energy use rising, another U.N. initiative, a global climate change treaty, takes on more urgency.  A major U.N. campaign is underway to impose further restrictions on the use of fossil fuels in some industrial countries to fight the “global warming” that is said to result.  The U.N. is sponsoring a December meeting in Kyoto, Japan, where a new treaty is expected to be hammered out.
    Here, too, a preoccupation with Gaia seems to be driving some of the concern.  Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, a climatologist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, cites the Gaia theory several times in his own book on global warming, asking “…is there a Goddess of the Earth?”  He adds, “This is not a fanciful question, but one that has spurred a major debate over what has been called the Gaia hypothesis.”
    Schneider, whose book included endorsements from then-Senator Al Gore and then-Senator Tim Wirth (now Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs), didn’t come to any firm conclusions.  However, he argued that even if the planet is a self-regulating organism, as the Gaia concept suggests, this force alone will not be sufficient to immediately negate the impact of humans on the environment and that human activity will, therefore, have to be restrained in some way.3
    In other words, the industrial and economic activities of human beings will still have to be controlled for the benefit of Gaia.  By whom?  The United Nations, working in tandem with federal agencies and commissions.
    However, a key problem with the proposed climate change treaty is the decision which has already been made by the Clinton administration to allow so-called developing countries such as Communist China to escape limits on the discharge of the so-called “greenhouse gasses” which are blamed for global warming.  Will the U.S. Senate approve such a treaty?
Spiritual Awareness
    Membership in what can be termed the Cult of Gaia should be understood in a loose sense because there is no evidence that Gore, Strong and others belong to a formal organization.  Moreover, this movement is not a cult in the sense that there is one strong central human figure or leader.  But a cult can also suggest the experience of a form of “awakening” which drives a person to have a fanatical devotion to a cause.
    William D. Dinges, associate professor of religion and religious education at The Catholic University of America, points out that, in the case of the Heaven’s Gate group, it was “composed of people who assume they have some knowledge of something not available to others.”  They thought they had inside information about the nature of life on Earth and the end of the world.
    Those involved in the Cult of Gaia have a similar mentality.  They believe in a form of spiritual planetary consciousness.  In their minds, it is no less spiritual than the “born-again” experience of some Christians.  However, some Christians believe that what followers of Gaia are experiencing is actually a “demonic” spirit.4
    On the liberal-left side of the political spectrum, devotion or even worship of Gaia is becoming more popular.  In their book, Spiritual Politics, Corrine McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson write:
God Imminent, the Divinity within all life, is today becoming more widely recognized in the new spiritual, ecological, and feminist movements that are working to empower the individual, support human rights, and honor the sacredness of the Earth as Gaia, the ancient Mother Goddess.5
In the book, which is endorsed by Noel Brown of the U.N. Environmental Program, McLaughlin and Davidson write about the Meditation Room in U.N. headquarters, describing it as “the focus for the energies of a unified planet and humanity, and for right relations among all kingdoms of life.”  Critics describe this room as a “pagan temple.”  However, it is not known for sure if Gaia worship takes place there.
    The ties between feminism and ecology have been noted by Russell Chandler, former religion writer for The Los Angeles Times, who explains:
Nature-based religion, particularly that of the Goddess of Wicca (or “witchcraft”) is strong within the New Age strand often referred to as “eco-feminism.”6

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