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U.N. plans global socialist rule

By Henry Lamb
web posted February 6, 2006

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month, the United Nations Development Program promoted its plan to rule the world through a global socialist economic system. The plan is detailed in a book entitled The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges, published by Oxford University Press.

The U.N. plan identifies seven trillion dollars - that's $7,000,000,000,000 - to be taken from developed nations for use by the U.N. to solve all the world's problems.

At the heart of the program is a global pollution permit trading scheme, that would produce $3.64 trillion, according to the U.N. This is a glorified version of the emissions trading scheme envisioned in the Kyoto Protocol. Here is a simplified example of how such a scheme would work. The U.N. would establish arbitrary limits on the quantity of pollution each nation could produce. If a nation exceeded the limit, it would have to pay substantial penalties. Or, the polluting nation could purchase "credits" from developing nations that produce less pollution than allowed by the U.N. Either way, money from developed nations is redistributed to developing nations - through the U.N., of course.

The U.N. claims that another $2.9 trillion could be realized for developing countries by reducing their borrowing costs, and another $600 billion by linking loan repayments to their economic output. The plan also recommends the creation of a "Chapter 11 bankruptcy" procedure for nations, overseen by the U.N.

The U.N. plan would impose the "Tobin Tax," a global tax on foreign currency exchange. When first proposed two decades ago, the estimated yield was $1.5 trillion. Now, the estimate is $2.9 trillion. The U.N. has lusted after this tax for years. Opposition by the United States has, so far, prevented its adoption.

The U.N. plan has devised another creative way to generate money: tax the income of immigrants so the nations from which the immigrants departed could be pledged against loans to build infrastructure in poor nations. The plan also includes taxes on international travel, and forcing wealthy nations to give .07 percent of their annual economic output to international aid, as well as an array of other potential income sources.

Most of these tax schemes have been proposed many times by various U.N. agencies. This is the first time there has been a comprehensive plan developed, published, and presented as the official program of the United Nations. Most of the world's nations support this plan, or some variation of it. Most nations, of course, would be recipients. But many European nations also support the plan, including such dignitaries as Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Laureate. The U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have publicly endorsed a part of the scheme, the creation of an International Finance Facility, to increase aid for disease control to $100 billion.

For years, individuals and organizations in the United States have warned that the United Nations is ultimately working to implement some form of world government. These warnings have largely gone unheeded, and were often ridiculed by the so-called, "well informed", on both sides of the political spectrum.

Even a cursory reading of Our Global Nieghborhood, published by the Commission on Global Governance, or the UNDP's latest plan, can produce no other conclusion: the United Nations is, indeed, working diligently to install global, socialist, rule.

Proponents of this scheme realize that the American people would overwhelmingly reject this proposal if given an opportunity to vote on the decision to subject the United States to U.N. global rule. That's why the mechanism for global governance is being constructed in small steps taken by a multitude of different U.N. agencies and organizations, all coordinated, all working toward the same goal.

The solution is an orderly withdrawal from the United Nations. The United States must continue to be engaged in security and commerce around the world, but it must be neither constrained by, nor subject to, the United Nations. The United Nations has proven to be a cesspool of unaccountable corruption. Every American should study the documents referenced above, published or endorsed by the United Nations, and then insist that their elected representatives remove the United States from the grasp of the United Nations.

Rest assured that the proponents of global governance are working daily to advance their goals. The apathy, indifference and ignorance of ordinary Americans, are among the primary weapons relied upon by the U.N. People who do nothing to stop global governance, are actually helping to implement it.

Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and chairman of Sovereignty International.

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