The United Nations:
Global Enemy of Liberty

Alan Caruba


The hypocrisy and torrent of lies coming out of the United Nations conference on racism should, one think, wake up Americans and others in Western nations to the reality of this insidious institution. Unfortunately, in the affairs of men, it doesn't work that way. Only those with a passion for liberty and justice pay notice to its enemies.

It is long past the time when the United Nations should have been allowed die of its own enertia and evil intentions. Much has been made of the racism conference's use as a podium for that most ancient of hatreds, the slanders heaped upon Jews. Fostered by a dozen Middle Eastern nations, this calumny has managed to drive other issues into the background, but there never was any need for the conference. Racism exists everywhere and not one thousand conferences will eradicate it. This UN conference is simply an excuse to advance anti-Semitism, the grievances of black peoples against whites, and comparable complaints.

Largely unnoticed is the xenophobia that exists on a daily basis at the United Nations. While the UN constantly hectors the US to send money that constitutes 25% of its budget, Americans hold only 7.2% of its more than 56,000 jobs. A study by the General Accounting Office determined that, at the senior, decision-making level, only 2,076 Americans, 9.5%, hold such positions. This prejudice exists throughout the UN's operations. The World Food Program, for which the US provides more than half of its funding, is staffed by 90% of non-American personnel who, every year, find it difficult to account for tons of food that simply goes missing.

Earlier this year, the United States' seat on the UN Human Rights Commission was lost. The US had held a seat since its inception in 1947. A number of African nations where human rights are non-existent nonetheless hold seats on this commission, along with Cuba and that great paragon of human rights, the Peoples Republic of China. Rejection of the US should have signaled Congress that it was time to leave, but it the only action it took was to vote to withhold $242 million in UN dues until the US seat is restored.

Meanwhile, the UN continues its effort to ban several private human rights advocacy groups from participating as non-governmental organizations. Among them are Freedom House, the Baptist World Alliance, the Simon Weisenthal Center and the Family Research Council. The effort is being led by a 19-nation subcommittee of the UN Economic and Social Council.

In August, a spokesman for the UN Population Fund, Sven Burnester, told British reporters that "For all the bad press, China has achieved the impossible. The country has solved its population problem." This is consistent with the view that the world's real problem is the human race. Meanwhile, the forced abortions, sterilization, and the outright killing of new-borns, continues as a state-endorsed one-child-only program throughout Red China, though to the credit of ordinary Chinese, it is still widely flouted.

The drive toward a global "environmental governance" program continues. In the same way the UN conjured up the Kyoto treaty on Climate Control, an insidious instrument intended to force Western, industrialized nations to destroy their economies, the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) has convened an "expert consultants" procedure that always precedes the creation of yet another noxious treaty. This one would be introduced at the June 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. The goal of this treaty would be to turn the UNEP into the UN equivalent of the World Trade Organization, but one which would give environmental groups the opportunity to impose restrains on trade in favor of environment mandates.

Americans remain blithely unaware of a vast matrix of United Nations treaties, some of which actually cede our national sovereignty in ways that would astound and appall them. For example, in 1972, the US signed the UN World Heritage Treaty. It created "World Heritage Sites" and Biosphere Reserves." Selected for their cultural, historical or natural significance, national governments are obligated to protect these landmarks. Since 1972, 68% of all US national parks, monuments and preserves have been designated World Heritage Sites.

Among those that fall under the ultimate control of the United Nations are the Statue of Liberty, Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, the Washington Monument, the Brooklyn Bridge, Yellowstone National Park, the Florida Everglades, and the Grand Canyon.

When the Crown Buttes Mines wanted to mine for gold in Montana, that project to access this nation's valuable natural resource was thwarted by the United Nations at the request of the Clinton administration. The mine, it said, was too close to Yellowstone. The project would have employed 280 people and generated $230 million in revenue. This was a direct attack on the company's property rights under the US Constitution and ignored a US federal law prohibiting the inclusion of non-federal property within a US World Heritage Site without the consent of the property owner.

The United Nations has made no secret of its intent to be the sole government of the entire world. The report of the UN Commission on Global Governance, "Our Global Neighborhood", was published by the Oxford University Press in 1995. There you will find plans for the UN World Court endorsed by the Clinton administration, an independent military free to invade any nation that will not cede its freedom to the UN, and, of course, a system of worldwide taxation to fund this monstrosity.

The litany of the United Nations hypocrisy and its patient, creeping effort to control the world could fill several books.

The real question is when, if ever, Americans will wake to the danger it represents and demand US withdrawal from this vile international institution? Few know that it is the creation of the then Soviet Union in cooperation with known US Soviet agents in our State Department. If you think Communism is dead, just visit the UN headquarters in New York. It is there that the end of any real hope of liberty for the peoples of the world is being plotted


Alan Caruba writes "Warning Signs", a weekly column posted on the Internet
site of The National Anxiety Center (www.anxietycenter.com) and others. The
Center is a clearinghouse for information about scare campaigns designed to
influence public opinion and policy.
Copyright Alan Caruba, 2001
First North American Serial Rights only.
Permission to publish is granted.

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4 sep 2001