We are told that the United Nations symbolizes the questSteve Bonta [Inside The United Nations]
for world peace. Yet since the UN’s founding more than
50 years ago, world peace has remained elusive. We have
seen wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, the Balkans,
and across much of Africa and Latin America. Millions of
innocents have been slaughtered in horrific genocides from
Cambodia to Rwanda. We have witnessed an unprecedented
buildup of weapons so deadly that millions of lives can be
snuffed out with the push of a button. The era of the United Nations has not, by any
stretch of the imagination, been a peaceful one.
In this overview the author seeks to explore the history of the United Nations, as well as the UN’s general structure and desired goals.
History of the United Nations:
The objective to create an organization that could lay the groundwork for a global governance begin in the early 1900’s. At this time the “Roundtable Organizations” as described by famous author Carroll Quiggly in his book Tragedy and Hope , begin to lay the groundwork for a global governance.
According to Quiggly Round Table groups existed in seven countries, including “a rather loosely organized group in the United States (George Louis Beer, Walter Lippmann,Frank Aydelotte, Whitney Shepardson, Thomas W Lamont, Jerome D. Green, Erwin D. Canham of the Christian Science Monitor, and others).”
League of Nations :
These “Round Table” groups operated in silence for years, setting the table to present a palatable meal of “global government and control” to the populace in America. With the outcome of global cohesion in mind The League of Nations was created in 1919 with the claim that it was undertaking the task of “ promoting international cooperation and to achieve peace and security.”
However, when the League of Nations [ the UN’s parent organization] was brought into being it was enthusiastically received overseas, but was ultimately rejected by the U.S. Senate.
- The League of Nations was designed to work towards the goal of globalized central government in order to achieve this goal the powers that be understood there needed to be a background organization in the US to assist in guiding public opinion.
- with the desire to achieve these goals in a way that would be palatable to the American populace The Council of Foreign Relations was formed.
The Council of Foreign Relations :
The Council of Foreign Relations was intended to “create conditions in the United States that that would be favorable for a world government”[Bonta, 2004]. The founders of the CFR created a two pronged system to achieve those goals.
- molding public opinion
- placing its members into positions of power
The CFR is the closest thing the United States has to an elite ruling classRich Harwood
The CFR has a long list of members from the most prominent arenas of society. The majority of the top academics, bankers, politicians, and leaders have been long time members of the council including:
- During the Clinton Administration, the Clintons were active CFR members. As was the head of the CIA at the time, the Speaker of the House, and the Majority Leader of the Senate. In the subsequent administration George W Bush was a member as well Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice are CFR members, along with dozens of others.
It was primarily members of the Council on Foreign Relations who were the American architects of the United Nations system.
The United Nations:
Despite the many of years of work behind the scenes, the UN as it is known today was not officially founded until 11th February, 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations was drafted at the UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California.
The principles of the UN as explained in the Charter are to “save future generations from war, reaffirm human rights, and establish equal rights for all persons.” Additionally, it also aims “to promote justice, freedom, and social progress for the peoples of all of its member states.”
The Structure of the United Nations:
Those who defend the United Nations cite the fact that it is marketed as a “private voluntary entity” separate from any actual government structure. However, that is not what the United Nations tells us about itself.
In fact, the treaties and documents authored by the United Nations promote collective sharing of resources and globalized welfare.
For example, when the UN Charter states (as it does, in Chapter 1, Article1), that the purposes of the United Nations include “taking effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace” and “achieving international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character,” it is proposing governmental solutions to such problems. This indicates the UN is based on a “collective socialist” premise that global government must solve all problems instead of a premise that individual countries should come up with their solutions.
An example of this collective mindset is illustrated in Chapter 9, Article 55:
- [the UN ] “shall promote … higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development [and] solutions of international economic, social, health, and related problems; and international cultural and educational cooperation.”
Regardless of the views one hold regarding government systems, it is safe to say that the consequences of a global government is not something that many people have considered. It would involve considerable restructuring in every facet of most citizens lives….and with the powers that be laying out very clear plans to move in this direction, the outcome of this type of system should be examined, and related conversations should be had.