The Earth Charter
In the late 1990's, a document called the "Earth Charter" was drafted by a group of prominent Humanist-Socialists including:
- Steven Rockefeller:
- Philosophy professor. Nephew of billionaire globalist David Rockefeller. Chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Scholar on the works of Humanist patriarch John Dewey.
- Maurice Strong:
- Canadian billionaire and energy industry executive. Long-time U.N. officer and "assistant" U.N. Secretary-General. Organizer of the U.N. Rio Earth Summit and promoter of subsequent "environmental" programs for global management.
- Mikhail Gorbachev:
- Former premier of the Soviet Union and chairman of the Russian Communist Party. Head of the Gorbachev Foundation and the "environmental" group Green Cross International.
In place of the simple elegance of the rules for self-government and social stability expressed above, the Earth Charter calls for the imposition of a global tyranny over every aspect of human activity which becomes evident once you strip away the rhetorical devices and eco-socialist jargon.
We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace... An unprecedented rise in human population has overburdened ecological and social systems... Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living. We must realize that when basic needs have been met, human development is primarily about being more, not having more.
We affirm the following interdependent principles for a sustainable way of life as a common standard by which the conduct of all individuals, organizations, businesses, governments, and transnational institutions is to be guided and assessed...
In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development.
These assertions are self-evident conclusions in the minds of the authors, not subject to question or debate. The program calls for all individuals to be "guided and assessed" by an unspecifed group of managers and to accept a subsistence level existence, regardless of their individual aspirations. The hypocrisy of these billionaire globalists preaching about the virtues of universal poverty is mind boggling!
In almost every statement in this manifesto, there is at least one vague term that lacks specific definition. What is "sustainable" and what isn't? What is "economic justice"? These so-called principles are so loosely defined that no one in their right mind would support them, except for those who intend to use them as a cover to justify a dictatorship. Let's examine some of the specific proposals.
3.a. Ensure that communities at all levels guarantee human rights and fundamental freedoms and provide everyone an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.
3.b. Promote social and economic justice, enabling all to achieve a secure and meaningful livelihood that is ecologically responsible.
The problem with vague catch phrases like "fundamental freedoms" and "social and economic justice" is that they sound good but have no meaning until they are defined. Perhaps it is assumed that the global citizens are either so conditioned or so ignorant that definitions are no longer required.
The "fundamental freedoms" in this system do not (and cannot) include liberty, property or privacy; they conflict with the requirements for implementing "economic and social justice". The only individual freedom in this system is an Orwellian "freedom to conform".
5.a. Adopt at all levels sustainable development plans and regulations
5.b. Establish and safeguard viable nature and biosphere reserves
5.c. Promote the recovery of endangered species and ecosystems.
5.d. Control and eradicate non-native organisms harmful to native species and the environment.
5.e. Manage the use of renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products, and marine life.
5.f. Manage the extraction and use of non-renewable resources such as minerals and fossil fuels.
6.a. Take action to avoid the possibility of serious or irreversible environmental harm even when scientific knowledge is incomplete or inconclusive.
More vagueness. Who decides what is sustainable, viable, and/or endangered? Who is going to manage all the world's resources? What would prevent humans from being classified as "organisms harmful to the environment" which need to be eradicated? Who decides when there is a possibility of "harm", especially in the absence of scientific evidence?
7.c. Promote the development, adoption, and equitable transfer of environmentally sound technologies.
7.d. Internalize the full environmental and social costs of goods and services in the selling price
7.e. Ensure universal access to health care that fosters reproductive health and responsible reproduction.
7.f. Adopt lifestyles that emphasize the quality of life and material sufficiency in a finite world.
What is an "equitable transfer"? Will social costs include the bloated and corrupt world government bureaucracy? Who will decide what is "responsible reproduction"? Is forced abortion an acceptable policy? How about genetic screening to eliminate undesirables? Who will decide what constitutes "material sufficiency" for you, comrade?
9.a. Guarantee the right to potable water, clean air, food security, uncontaminated soil, shelter, and safe sanitation, allocating the national and international resources required.
9.b. Empower every human being with the education and resources to secure a sustainable livelihood, and provide social security and safety nets for those who are unable to support themselves.
How will "food security" be guaranteed? Which resources will be allocated and who will be forced to provide them? What is a "sustainable livelihood"? Who controls access to the "social security" gravy train?
10.a. Promote the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations.
10.b. Enhance the intellectual, financial, technical, and social resources of developing nations, and relieve them of onerous international debt.
10.d. Require multinational corporations and international financial organizations to act transparently in the public good, and hold them accountable for the consequences of their activities.
What is an "equitable distribution" and who will manage it? Is it "economic justice" to force one group to pay the debts of another? Which minority group gets to define the "public good"?
12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
12.a. Eliminate discrimination in all its forms, such as that based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, language, and national, ethnic or social origin.
There can be no "social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being" without discrimination. Is every conceivable "sexual orientation" or perverse lifestyle acceptable? What about religions that advocate the extermination of all non-believers? Why should any "minority" be treated as a special case? Isn't that a form of discrimination?
13.c. Protect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, association, and dissent.
13.e. Eliminate corruption in all public and private institutions.
13.f. Strengthen local communities, and assign environmental responsibilities to the levels of government where they can be carried out most effectively.
Does "freedom of opinion and dissent" include the right to actively oppose the collectivist dictatorship? Does "freedom of association" include the freedom to discriminate in one's choice of associates? How will corruption be removed from the global government bureaucracy? How is the local community strengthened by top-down "assignments"?
14.c. Enhance the role of the mass media in raising awareness of ecological and social challenges.
14.d. Recognize the importance of moral and spiritual education for sustainable living.
Which "social challenges" and pet projects will be advertised? What "spiritual education" is required for "sustainable living"? Will forced re-education camps be required for those with differing belief systems?
15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
15.c. Avoid or eliminate to the full extent possible the taking or destruction of non-targeted species.
If all living beings deserve respect, then what is a "targeted" species? Who decides? Are humans exempt from that classification?
16.c. Demilitarize national security systems to the level of a non-provocative defense posture, and convert military resources to peaceful purposes
Who will enforce the "peace" and how? What defense will we have when the global security system becomes even more corrupt and oppresive than it already is? Ask the victims of any U.N. "peacekeeping" mission.
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Subtitle: Satan has copied God again, this time in creating a pagan ark, copied after God's Ark of the Covenant. With Earth Day on April 22, we need to understand the significance of this pagan ark and how it is likely to severely impact your life and mine. Written by Guest Columnist Berit Kjos.
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KEY QUOTE: "...volunteers began walking with the Ark of Hope from Vermont to New York City, where it will be given to the United Nations.... It contains a copy of the Earth Charter.....
"The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It is the product of a commission with representatives from every corner of the globe, including recognized world leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev from Russia and ... Steven C. Rockefeller.... The drafting effort involved more than 100,000 people in 51 countries." [Ark of Hope]
"We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history," begins the Earth Charter, "a time when humanity must choose its future."
That may be true. But this global contract, which outlines the needs of the planet and the "responsibilities" of its human inhabitants, points to a mandatory "choice" that differs radically from the Christian position. "Fundamental changes," it tells us, "are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living." The old ways are out. A new set of beliefs, values and behavior must unify "the one human family" and ensure lasting peace.
The -- built to carry the -- fits this agenda well. In contrast to the original Ark of the Covenant which housed the Ten Commandments, today's imitation mocks God's truth and honors the world's spiritual alternatives. Now on a pilgrimage to inspire reverence for the earth and support for global socialism, this profane replica brings new images and affirmations to the spirit of Earth Day, April 22, which happens to be Lenin's birthday.
At first glance, the new Ark looks just like the familiar paintings of the Old Testament Ark of the Covenant. A 49" x 32" x 32" wooden chest with carrying rods on each side, it brings to mind the Israelites forty-year journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the promised land. Back then, God was teaching His precious people to understand His holiness and their need for uncompromising purity before Him. Only the Levites could carry the Ark, and this select tribe could only lift the ark by the attached poles. Nothing profane or unholy could touch God's sacred ark, for it signified His glorious presence among His people.
Aside from their shape and name, the two arks have little in common. The website for the Earth Charter Initiative tells us that "the carrying poles are fashioned like unicorn horns which, according to legend, render evil ineffective." Apparently, the ark's message is based, in part, on a Harry Potter-like faith in earthy magic and benevolent occultism.
The five painted panels of the Ark are decorated with "indigenous symbolism celebrating Earth and all her living elements." Like the Native American medicine shield or the quartered circle of contemporary witchcraft, "each panel visualizes a season, a direction [north, east, south & west], one of the five elements, and a universal symbol." The top panel celebrates the magical symbols of the world's earth-centered religions.
It all makes sense! In a world that hates Biblical absolutes and loves its own illusions of unity and peace apart from God, symbolic art becomes a powerful tool for change. For "image and form have the power to transform consciousness, explains Sally Linder who designed and painted the ark. The artwork the students created, and the Ark itself, carry a powerful message of peace, goodwill, love of Earth, and healing."
With today's emphasis on "honoring the past and imagining the future," many see nothing wrong with redesigning the "memories" of the past to reflect their vision of the future. Many environmental visionaries have called for "new stories" that replace the old truths and redirect our values. The message in this new ark serves the purpose well. It puts new meaning into old memories and usurps the honor inherent in the original. But that's part of the UN plan. There is little appreciation for God's law and His treasured covenant (the binding agreement He made with His people long ago) in our pluralistic, postmodern age.
To fill the vacuum, even staunch Communists such as Mikhail Gorbachev call for spiritual revival. They envision a union of religions, all molded and conformed to a global, earth-centered spirituality. The gods, spirits and pantheistic forces of indigenous religions fit right in. Long a promoter of the Earth Charter and its socialist regulations, the former Soviet ruler knows well that strategic visual images inspire the masses and speed transformation. [See The State of the World according to Gorbachev]
So does Maurice Strong, the powerful founder and leader of the Earth Council. Though usually hidden behind the scenes, Strong is no minor player in this global contest for the minds of the masses. He led the UN Environmental Programme, directed the 1972 and 1992 UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, founded Planetary Citizens, directed the World Future Society and founded and co-chaired the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Club of Rome, trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Aspen Institute, a member of the UN Commission on Global Governance, and Senior Advisor to the World Bank as well as to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan [See Towards A Rapid Reaction Capability for the UN].
Maurice Strong has been working closely with Steven C. Rockefeller, professor emeritus of religion at Middlebury College. Rockefeller has chaired the Earth Charter Drafting Committee since 1995 and has, apparently, linked a part of the Rockefeller fortune to the promotion of the Earth Charter's Initiative. If the Charter wins the consent of "the people," it would only be a matter of time before its rules would replace the rights granted by the U.S. Constitution. American sovereignty and our treasured liberty would fast fade. It's happening already. [See Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules]
Few globalists have advanced the Earth Charter and its message more zealously than Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN. He led the design team for UNESCO's Global Education Project and helped pave the way for "lifelong learning" -- a cradle-to-grave education system that has already been implemented in the United States through Clinton's Goals 2000 and the Bush administration's "Leave No Child Behind."
Muller's World Core Curriculum, used as a pattern for learning in nations around the world, matches the spiritual message of the Ark of Hope. Inspired by occultist Alice Bailey's spirit guide, it calls for schooling in planetary citizenship long before a child learns his or her national or local identity.
I first heard Muller promote the Earth Charter on June, 21, 1995 at a UN celebration at the University of California at Berkeley. In his keynote message he described three stages in the history of the United Nations:
1. "The first period took up human rights. ... The UN Charter was for humans, and no one thought of the earth."
2. "By 1980, suddenly climatologists warned us that climate might go berserk. The atmosphere was getting warmer and warmer because of CO2."
3. "This is the third period. Now Earth is number 1. Humanity is number 2. ... Now, we must deal with rights of the planet.... There will be an Earth Charter - I got a letter a few weeks ago from the International Council on Human Duties. It asked how we could have human rights but not human duties and responsibilities. I suggested we put this need as an item on the floor of the UN Assembly. We need a universal declaration of ethics and a universal declarations of duties and responsibilities."
"We need a world court with an ethic to condemn this kind of action," Muller continued, referring to American lifestyles. "We need ethics for..." -- here he listed what he considered the most glaring planetary evils: large families, over-consumption, garbage, business, religious differences....
He admitted that the charter must be flexible, one that can be defined or interpreted according to the world's changing needs and perceptions: "We need ethics in time," he said. "What is right today may not be right tomorrow."
Muller suggested that "each nation establish commissions on ethics to control every aspect of ethics." It would include a Commission on Spirituality ("I told the Dalai Lama to do it") and a Commission on Communication ("I told Ted Turner" to do it). "The next millennium must heal what is wrong!"
When Muller finished and invited the audience to ask questions, a man asked, "In a pluralistic world, would a centralized institution tend to become insensitive to ideas other than its own? If the UN becomes involved in spirituality, could it cause church-state violations?"
Though the man sounded thoughtful and justifiably concerned, his questions triggered strange and hostile reactions. An angry woman in audience shouted: "In Oklahoma we saw the result of men who hate our central government." She stormed out.
Then Muller's showed his irrational intolerance and deep resentment toward U.S. freedom and sovereignty: "The US behaves like the first 13 states behaved in the days of Washington. Diversity is beautiful, but these differences cannot condone saying as the US says, 'I'm right and all others are wrong! ... To h___ with it!"
Enraged, he turned away from the platform and refused to answer any more questions. Could such arrogance be the norm among the champions of the Earth Charter? Will the oppressive spirits of the new world order lead to a unity based on absolute compliance to totalitarian standards?
Throughout the Bible, God warns us that man's timeless pursuit of pagan gods and demonic spirits will bring disaster:
"When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget... Otherwise... your heart will become proud.... You may say to yourself, 'My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.'... If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods...you will surely be destroyed." (Deuteronomy 8:10-20)
Does that "good land" sound like America today? This warning was given to ancient Israel, but God tells us in Corinthians 10 that these principles hold true for us today. From a Biblical perspective, the pagan Ark of Hope represents idolatry as well as outright mockery and blasphemy (a politically incorrect word that few dare use today). God tells us that in the "last days" Christians will suffer terrible persecution under a global government that hates our God. Some kind of abomination of desolation... in the Holy Place, will demonstrate Satan's ultimate blasphemy against the holy King of the universe.
Re-inventing the Old Testament's most sacred treasure and presenting it to the world as a pagan icon comes close to the kind of abomination one might expect. And who knows. In the wake of Middle-Eastern conflicts, the counterfeit ark with its global green covenant might even find its way into an international temple in a UN-controlled Jerusalem dedicated to spiritual unity and pagan peace.
But that's just speculation. Even if it would happen, the masses would hardly blink. They have learned to tolerate the rising tide of profanity and may never notice how values have turned upside-down. "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...."
The fact is that our mighty "God will not be mocked." (Gal 6:7) We don't know how He will work out the details of His final plan, but those who trust Him can count on His promises. When the King of the universe tells us, "I will never leave you nor forsake you," we can reply with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" (Heb 13:5)
See also Two UN Summits, One Millennium Goal and Local Agenda 21- The U.N. Plan for Your Community
1. See Saving the Earth and read the Earth Charter at http://www.earthcharter.org/earthcharter/charter.htm
2. See Jeremiah 31:31-33: ...the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant... not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them.... But this is the covenant that I will make.... I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.'
5. President Clinton, 1997, State of the Union. This or similar phases were heard often during the Clinton administration. It's also a popular UN theme. See The Memory of the World
6. Go to Chapter 1: Under the Spell of Mother Earth and "find" Thomas Berry.
7. The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with Israel not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers my covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them... But this is the covenant that I will make I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people . For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." Jeremiah 31:31-34
8 In His opening speech at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, Maurice Strong said, "...current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable. A shift is necessary. which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations..."
10.Read about Muller's occult beliefs and influence on education in Brave New Schools, Chapter 2Truly, events such as these signify that the End of the Age is here, with the proponents of the New Age Christ and his "sustainable" world very close. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your . Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
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