The Dark Side of Globalism

September 16, 2004

By Tom DeWeese

Presentation by Tom DeWeese to the Conservative Political Action Conference, January 22, 2004.

There are many faces of globalism and it comes with many names, but in all cases the goal of globalism is to erase national borders, eliminate national sovereignty, reduce national identities and move toward global governance through the United Nations.

The European Union is the prime example of the results of globalism, where once-proud nations have surrendered famous currencies like the deutsche mark, the franc and the lira. It’s where ancient cultures like Greece and Rome have erased their borders and buried their cultures to be led by a Union of Socialists with loyalty to nothing but the drive for more and more power.

Yet it’s done in the name of equity, economic prosperity and ecological integrity. Globalism is sold to the unsuspecting public with words like free trade, open borders and environmental protection, but it’s really about redistribution of wealth; your wealth.

It’s about erasing national borders and national sovereignty. And it’s about top-down control, not necessarily by elected officials, but by special interests called Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), which are only sanctioned by the United Nations.

Globalism calls for a wrenching transformation of our society, away from representative government and independent nations to the establishment of a global village with global citizens. The entire plan is outlined in detail in the UN’s Agenda 21, a treaty signed by then-President George Bush at the UN’s Earth Summit in 1992.

You’ve heard some of the terms used to implement that treaty. The Wildlands Project is one. Smart Growth is another. The Wildlands Project calls for the “re-wilding” of 50% of all of the land in every state, restoring everything back to the way it was before Christopher Columbus stepped foot on the continent. In other words, the elimination of human presence on over 50% of the American landscape.

Smart Growth is the plan to herd us all into specific human habitat areas, out of the suburbs and our beautiful yards and into crowded cities and high rises. As one smart growth advocate gleefully put it: “It will be the humans in cages with the animals looking in.”

Both of these schemes are part of an overall agenda called “Sustainable Development.” If you remember nothing else, remember these words. Sustainable Development. And remember that Sustainable Development is your enemy.

What is it? Imagine an America in which a specific “ruling principle” is created to decide proper societal conduct for every citizen. That principle would be used to consider everything you eat, what you wear, the kind of home you live in, the way you get to work, the way you dispose of waste, the number of children you may have, even your education and employment decisions. That “ruling principle” is Sustainable Development.

The goal of Sustainable Development is to transform the world into feudal-like governance by making NATURE the central organizing principle for our economy and society.

This is what Sustainable Development policy advocates: “Nature has an integral set of different values (cultural, spiritual and, material) where humans are one strand in nature’s web and all living creatures are considered equal. Therefore, the natural way is the right way and human activities should be molded along nature’s rhythms.” This quote comes from the UN’s Biodiversity Treaty.

An international agenda has been set in motion, beginning with the United Nation’s treaties and agreements. That agenda is now working its way down through federal to state to local government policy. It is now the official policy of the United States government and every single city, town and small burg in this nation are working on plans to implement it. There are no exceptions.

Wherever you live there are an average of 10 to 18 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working directly with your elected councilmen and commissioners on plans for your community to determine:

  • How your property will be used;
  • How business may operate in the community (indeed which businesses may even operate),

· The type of housing that may be built,

· Where roads may or may not be run,

· How food is to be grown,

· How labor is to be used and how your children are to be educated.

The plan is to change your way of life to fit into the new global society. According to Sustainable Development policies, air conditioning, convenience foods, single-family housing and cars are among the products, habitats and modes of transportation that have already been determined to be “unsustainable.”

Add to them, ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing fields, logging, dams and reservoirs, and power line construction, as outlined in the UN’s Biodiversity Treaty (also a product of the Earth Summit) and you can get the full picture of America under Sustainable Development.

Across this nation people are already suffering under Sustainable Development policies as they are losing their homes, their jobs and, in some cases, whole communities under this wrenching transformation of our society in the name of the global village.

There has never been a single vote in Congress to create Sustainable Development. It’s all done through cleverly rearranged wording of existing programs and budgets, using UN treaties as guidelines. It’s all under the radar.

Sustainable Development is anti-property rights. Anti-free enterprise. It is anti-individual liberty. It is anti-national sovereignty and national borders. It is anti-Western culture. There can be no hope of living in a nation of limited government with Sustainable Development as official government policy because the two are diametrically opposed.

Americans would never concede their liberty to Swastikas or Hammers and Sickles, but tuck it in a green blanket for environmental protection and we’ll toss it all on the fire like an old-fashioned book burning.

This is about totalitarianism. It’s about controlling every aspect of our lives with decisions made by non-elected committees that will get more powerful and more oppressive with each passing day and each new regulation proposed by newly empowered special interest groups.

Sustainable Development is anti-science.

It is anti-knowledge.

It is anti-human.

It is the creed of the mindless savage who seeks brute force over reasoned thought.

And if we don’t learn of its evil now, if we don’t heed the warning, if we don’t rip it out of every level of government policy by its well entrenched roots, then American life, indeed human existence, as we know it, will enter a new dark ages of pain and misery unlike any ever experienced by the community of man.

There is one sure way to stop Sustainable Development and the globalist movement. I tell it to everyone I meet, everyday of my life. I tell it to you now. Get the United States out of the United Nations.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.