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The relentless march to world government

By Henry Lamb
web posted March 11, 2002

They won't get all they want, but they will take another giant step toward their goal: world government. When the U.N. High Level Panel on Financing Development meets in Monterey, Mexico between March 18 - 22, they will adopt a "consensus agreement" that has already been written.

Ultimately, the U.N. wants to create a new Economic Security Council (with no veto or permanent members), which will oversee a new administrative department within the United Nations, into which will be consolidated all international financial and development institutions, along with a new Global Taxing Authority. The U.N. expects to impose the Tobin Tax (tax on currency exchange), a tax on fossil fuels, and about 20 additional taxes.

This goal is set forth in the report of the Commission on Global Governance, Our Global Neighborhood, and is incorporated (in less specific language) in the Millennium Declaration, and is now incorporated into the consensus agreement to be adopted in Monterey.

The 16-page agreement is mind-numbing. The language is vague and verbose, grandiose and grinding. It says little that will disturb the casual reader. Perhaps the most disturbing passage says:

"We commit ourselves to promoting national and global economic systems based on the principles of justice, equity, democracy, participation, transparency, accountability, and inclusion."

I'd like to see it say: "...economic systems based on free markets, open competition, individual achievement, ingenuity, personal creativity, and technological accomplishment" - words which will never appear in a United Nations document.

The put-you-to-sleep language of the consensus agreement is deliberate. It is designed to be bland enough so as not to provide opponents with ammunition, while still embracing the ideas and principles that can be pointed to when called upon to justify policy actions.

Ernesto Zedillo, head of the Panel, and former President of Mexico, issued a report June 28, 2001, to guide the document-writing delegates. His report, not written for public consumption, is surprisingly blunt, calling for: the Tobin Tax, a tax on the consumption of fossil fuels, and the creation of a Global Taxing Organization.

The consensus agreement tones down the language considerably. It calls for "...equitable and efficient tax systems and administration." It says, simply, that "...an appropriate exchange rate regime is required."

The agreement doesn't mention a Global Taxing Organization. It does, however, "recognize the urgent need to enhance coherence, governance and consistency of the international monetary, financial and trading systems...to improve global economic governance." It also calls for the panel to "stay engaged," for "sustained follow-up." This sounds very much like the language necessary to transform the panel into the Global Taxing Organization described in the Zedillo report, but not mentioned in the consensus agreement. This panel would be well equipped to become the Secretariat for the new Economic Security Council.

This event in Monterey may get a little news coverage, but most Americans will never know it occurred. A few years from now, when we begin to see the implementation of these recommendations, most people will ask "how did this happen?"

Government officials from the White House to the Court House, still dismiss concerns about global governance as the paranoid propaganda of right-wing extremists. They don't even realize that it is the U.N.'s Agenda 21 that is transforming our cities into "sustainable communities." They don't recognize the U.N.'s Man and the Biosphere program, even as they raise taxes and float bond issues to purchase the connective corridors required by it. They refuse to read the U.N. plans to develop an international curriculum - even as they implement it, through School-to-Work, and Goals 2000 programs, and authorize the re-writing of history in our students' textbooks.

Neither government officials, nor most of the people, will see any harm in the Monterey meeting. "It's just more talk, not to be taken seriously," they will say. It is taken seriously by the United Nations, and by the international community. It is an important step toward gaining independent financing for the United Nations. Once this happens, there is no stopping world government, imposed by international socialists who hold nothing but contempt for America's freedom.

If America is to remain free, every citizen must bear the responsibility of finding, and electing candidates who value, defend, and advance the principles of freedom. Officials who fail this fundamental test - should join the unemployed.

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

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