Some Background on the United Nations

Al Benson, Jr.

Back in the early 1970s the John Birch Society had a project going called "Get US out of the UN." It was aimed at creating enough public awareness about the true foundations of the United Nations and what that organization was all about so that Americans would be moved to petition our government to withdraw, or secede, from the UN. It was a worthwhile project and it did create some public awareness. I saw "Get US out of the UN" signs and billboards in several parts of the country for awhile. Unfortunately, the project does not seem to have been sustained over a long period of time, and, one by one, the anti-UN signs disappeared or fell into disrepair and were not replaced.

However. October has become noted for being "United Nations" month. We "celebrate" United Nations day on October 24th and our kids are propagandized into going out and "trick or treating" for UNICEF, a notorious UN agency, on the witches sabbath, Halloween.

Just to refresh our minds in this area, it might not hurt to review some of the origins of the United Nations so we can remember just where this One-World outfit is really headed, lest we forget.

Back in 1964, G. Edward Griffin wrote a book called The Fearful Master. It was a beautiful expose' of what the UN was really all about. Griffin brought out some interesting facts that, like so much other history, will never make it into the history books, lest people read it and begin to think.

Griffin observed, on page 87 of his book that: "In 1950 the State Department issued a volume entitled 'Postwar Foreign Policy Preparation 1939-45.' It described in detail the policies and documents leading up to the creation of the United Nations and named all the men who shaped these policies. This and other records reveal that the following men were key government figures in UN planning within the U. S. State Department and Treasury Department: Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Virginius Frank Coe, Dean Acheson, Noel Field, Laurence Duggan, Henry Julian Wadleigh, John Carter Vincent, David Weintraub, Nathan Gregory Silvermaster, Harold Glasser, Victor Perlo, Irving Kaplan, Solomon Adler, Abraham George Silverman, William L. Ullman, and William H. Taylor.

With the single exception of Dean Acheson, all these men have since been identified in sworn testimony as secret Communist agents." That's quite a record for the American's "home team" of UN planners. Seventeen out of eighteen of the United States planners being Communists has to be some kind of record! One can only wonder at the political affiliations of some of the "planners" from other countries!

Mr. Griffin also noted: "One of the most important positions within the entire United Nations — if not the most important — is that of undersecretary general for political and security council affairs. Most Americans have never even heard of this position, much less about the man who holds the job...Since the United Nations was created in 1945 there have been eight men appointed to the position of undersecretary general of political and security council affairs." Griffin, writing in 1964, named the eight that had served in that capacity until that time. Seven of the eight were Soviets and the eighth was a Yugoslavian — all Communists.

Griffin wryly commented that: "Some observers feel that eight Communists out of eight appointees constitutes a trend of sorts." I guess you could say that. Given this kind of documentation, I would surmise that the concept of the United Nations being a Communist-controlled organization would not be too far out of line for most of us. Probably the ultra-liberals don't see a problem with that, their thinking already being heavily laced with socialism, but I suspect it is somewhat of a problem to some of the rest of us.

W. Cleon Skousen, in his book The Naked Capitalist corroborated much of what Mr. Griffin had previously stated. Skousen wrote: "Most Americans have probably forgotten that it was the Soviet Union which insisted that the headquarters for the United Nations be set up in the United States." He continued: "However, the United Nations charter was written by a State Department-Soviet Union coalition of strategists who specifically designed the UN so that it would eventually override the sovereign independence of its member nations and subject them to the Marxist-dominated World Court and the Marxist-directed military forces of the United Nations." I submit that, even with the fall of the Soviet Union, not that much has changed in the United Nations. Communism, cultural or otherwise, is still alive and well there.

Undoubtedly at this time of year, our politicians, in their enlightened wisdom, will admonish us to recall and embrace the "noble" aspirations and history of the United Nations. Either they are stupid or they hope we are. When they begin to spew forth such complete hogwash we should take the time to remind them of some of the checkered history of this miserable organization — just to let them know they are not fooling all of us — and maybe a "Get US out of the UN" sign in your front yard wouldn't hurt either.

Web published October 24, 2002

Originally published on Sierra Times
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26 oct 2002