The New World Order
Author Pat Robertson
Publisher: Word Publishing (1991)
The following is one of two posts I have done on two different books with the same title about the same subject although from two different perspectives and written at two different times and written by two very different authors. One is liberal and one is conservative. The first four paragraphs for my introduction to both are the identical. If you read the one by Wells you can skip the next four paragraphs.
The first book on the reading list, The New World Order, by H.G. Wells was written first, (1939), prior to World War II and his book deals in the theoretical aspect of a global, one world future. He wrote his book from the perspective of a European. H.G. Wells was a brilliant author probably best known by most for his works of science fiction but well known to those in the fields of economics, the political sciences and the social sciences for his writings on social issues. He was a socialist and a globalist and promoted a unified world. He believes that without a centralized government the human race is doomed (which I agree with him on). He was brilliant and could foresee many technological developments that have become reality. I believe the flaw in his equation is human nature as on a regular basis he makes references to there being enough sane people to establish a logical system. This believed in spite of the reality of human beings being largely emotional and irrational, in other words if not literally insane in the usually accepted definition but at least basically not sane. The book is very short and often deals in vague generalities. Also being written before the present United Nations was established he could not address or even foresee the problems it would be responsible for. Another thing is he could see the flaws of all past revolutions and the reasons they failed. The present advocates for change in America are speeding down the same failed highway on retread tires that have blown numerous times and been retreaded.
The second book is by Pat Robinson who is a present day religious evangelist and a political conservative. He has been on television for decades on his program The 700 Club. His book on the New World Order was published in 1991. His book is written from the perspective of an American. He opposes a one world government and supports capitalism. He discusses in detail the states of various places throughout the world and how they got to the conditions they are in. He discusses in detail with facts and reason how the one world globalists have created most of the problems by their attempts at correcting other problems. The last section of the book uses Christianity to bolster his positions. Many would not read the book because they are atheists, are of a different faith, or dislike him because of his being religious and conservative. The book would be worth reading and the facts of the problems of the present concept of a new world order would stand the test of scrutiny even if one skipped the very last section on religion. He deals with the reality that Wells could not as Wells was looking to the future with theories while Robertson is looking at the realities of the present. He dissects the United Nations and shows the type of world they are creating and working for.
Both are worth reading. Wells shows the hopes of intellectuals dealing in theories involving humanity and Robertson shows the ugly reality that often gets created with the best of intentions from these theories. After reading both the old saying about the “road to hell is paved with good intentions” will take on a whole new meaning. I personally do believe in the necessity of a central authority being required to oversee certain aspects of global life but you can’t have harmony and progress with radically divergent cultures in one nation. The present situation in the United States and the disaster that Europe is becoming should make that apparent to all but the hopelessly impaired both intellectually and psychologically. The clash between the left and the right on issues involving economics, gender, race, culture and religion makes peaceful diversity impossible unless enforced which requires tyranny. Those advocating radical change are using the word revolution. The following is a quote on revolutions from The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker:
“The visions contrast most sharply in the political revolutions they spawned. The first revolution with a Utopian Vision was a French Revolution – recall Wordsworth’s description of the times, with “human nature seeming born again.” The revolution overthrew the ancient regime and sought begin from scratch the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity and a belief that salvation would come from vesting authority in a morally superior breed of leaders. The revolution, of course sent one leader after another to the guillotine as each failed to measure up to usurpers who felt they had a stronger claim to wisdom and virtue. No political structure survived the turnover of personnel, leaving a vacuum that would be filled by Napoleon. The Russian Revolution was also animated by the Utopian Vision, and it also burn through a succession of leaders before settling into the personality cult of Stalin. The Chinese Revolution too, put its faith in the benevolence and wisdom of a man who displayed, if anything, a particularly strong dose of human foibles like dominance, lust, and self-deception. The perennial limitations of human nature prove the futility of political revolutions based only on the moral aspirations of the revolutionaries.”
It starts out with a few paragraphs discussing the attempted coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991. The coup failed but an interesting statement was made at the time by a CNN news reporter using the term “new world order”.
“From President George Bush’s vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Wednesday, August 21, the day it became clear that the coup had failed, came the startling observation of CNN reporter Mary Tillotson that the president’s “new world order is back on track, now stronger than ever.” And suddenly the perspective becomes clearer.” Page ix
CHAPTER 1: The World Order Agenda
“Those who advocate a new world order are trying to answer these crucial questions by political means:
- Why is there suffering in the world?
- Why is there evil in the world?
- Will there ever be lasting world peace?
- Will man ever love his fellow man?
- What does the future hold for me and my family?
An Impossible Dream
“To some the New World order will usher in an era of unprecedented peace, harmony, justice, and prosperity. In one chapter of this book I will address the utopian dreamers and their plans through the ages. Typical of their thinking is the musing of the late megastar John Lennon, whose song “Imagine” has been sung without true comprehension by hundreds of millions of misty eyed teenagers and young adults worldwide.
“Lennon asked those listening to his song to imagine a time when there were “no countries,” “no religion,” “no heaven,” “no hell,” everyone “living for today” and the world “as one.”
“Some of his most ardent fans apparently have failed to recognize one glaring and essentially hypocritical inconsistency between the words in the life of this much acclaimed troubadour. Lennon, who sang about a new world with no private property, left to his Japanese widow an estate valued at a staggering $250 million. In fact, in almost every world utopian scheme, from Karl Marx on, there is a chasm between the lyrical rhetoric meant to ensnare the masses and personal lifestyles of the expositors and leaders of the planned utopia.” Pages 4, 5
“A single thread runs from the White House to the State Department to the Council on Foreign Relations to the Trilateral Commission to secret societies to extreme New Agers. There must be a new world order. It must eliminate national sovereignty. There must be world government, a world police force, world courts, world banking and currency, and a world elite in charge of it all. To some there must be a complete redistribution of wealth; to others there must be elimination of Christianity; to some extreme New Agers there must be the deaths of two or 3 billion people in the Third World by the end of this decade.
“In an article on the new world order in the Summer 1991 edition of SCP Journal Tal Brooke quotes Brock Chisolm, director of the United Nations World Health Organization, as making the following appalling conclusions:
“ “To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.”
“Whatever fringe groups might say or believe, the core premise of a new world order is aptly summarized in the Rothschild publication, The Economist, in its cover story of June 28, 1991, entitled, “The World Order Changeth,” which says:
“ “There should, however, be no illusion that a global police force run by a global democracy is feasible. Those who have carried the winning ideas to the top of the mountain, and now wish to spread them, will not allow this process to be vetoed by the semi-converted or by plain toughs. . . .
“And if that sounds painless, it is not. The mountaintop is thick with those who would rather not see trade that is liberal, aid that is too principled, or arms control that is too self-denying. And America needs to remember that a willingness to involve others is not enough to make a collective world order work. There must also be readiness to submit to it. If America really wants such an order, it will have to be ready to take its complaints to the GATT, finance the multilateral aid agencies, submit itself to the International Court, bow to some system to monitor arms exports, and make a habit of consulting the U.N.” “ Pages 6, 7
“No, there has to be something more. There has to be some other power at work which has succeeded in molding and shaping United States public policy toward one clear goal – world government – from generation to successive generation. Some authors and researchers have pointed to the influence of the eighteenth-century elite group, the illuminati.
“There are many suspects, but little consensus. Whichever is correct, it is my firm belief that the events of public policy are not the accidents and coincidences we are generally led to believe. They are planned. Further, I do not believe that normal men and women, if left to themselves, would spend a lifetime to form the world into a unified whole in order to control it after it had been so unified.” Page 9
Chapter 2: The Cry for Change
The Specter of Death
“From the Sudan and Ethiopia in the Southern Sahara, and from Northern Mexico to Argentina, we see the darkest images of human suffering.” Page 16
“Most of us cannot even imagine this kind of degradation. It is impossible for even the poorest American to conceive of the near subsistence poverty that exists in nations like this all around the globe.”
“All the extreme political ideologies in the world – whether they come from the extreme right or the extreme left – have come from the privileged classes. Those who want to determine how the poor should live have never endured or even seen real poverty. Socialism in Britain was a creature of the aristocracy. Communism was the brainchild of German-Jewish intellectuals. Grand ideas don’t come from the slums, they come from idealists and dreamers.” Page 17
“Hopeless poverty combines and crushing monetary debt in these Third World nations, and this is compounded by ongoing environmental rape. The most critical environmental problem in tropical countries today is desertification, which comes from cutting down the forests. The rain forests are being decimated in Brazil; the beautiful hardwood forests of Southeast Asia are being systematically plundered. The ominous growth of the Sahel region in Africa is gradually turning the entire northern half of that continent into desert at the rate of eight or 9 miles a year.
“It is a vicious cycle. The poor need fuel to cook and provide warmth. They cut down trees because trees don’t cost them anything. Some years ago I visited an Afghan refugee camp in an area of Pakistan called Baluchistan. The entire landscape was so pockmarked that it resembled the surface of the moon. My guide informed me that the refugees cut down all the trees and shrubs for fire and shelter, then they dug up all the roots and burned them as well. Page 18
The Unending cycle
Of course the poor neither know nor care about ecology. When the trees go, the topsoil also goes. When the topsoil goes, not only does the food supply drop sharply, but mudslides wipe out houses, silt up rivers, and damage the water. Then, without trees, the ambient temperature rises, and natural wildlife and plant life disappear. So the people, now facing starvation, move on to start the cycle again. Page 19
The Situation in Zaire
“………, Zaire and is a microcosm of the troubles facing the entire Third World.”
“The Congo, once the private possession of King Leopold of Belgium, was granted independence from Belgium on June 30, 1960. Parliamentary elections were held in April 1960, and a procommunist, Patrice Lumumba, was named prime minister.”
“Peace lasted just one week. On July 5, 1960, the Army mutinied, and political authority broke down.” Page 24
“During the past twenty-five years, almost all European or other white technicians and managers have been expelled or have left the country voluntarily. Since only a handful of college trained specialists remain, the infrastructure, services, agriculture, and good producing sectors are in shambles.” Page 25
“The city streets are pockmarked and filthy. In the countryside the eighty-three thousand miles of roads left by the Belgian colonial government have deteriorated to a sparse twelve thousand miles. Farmers in the interior have no way to transport their crops to the cities, which are experiencing critical food shortages.’ Page 26
A Collapsing System
“Before independence, Zaire was an agricultural powerhouse – a net exporter of rice, corn, sugar, cocoa, palm oil, cotton, and coffee. Now it must import large quantities of rice, corn, soybeans, and other food to feed its people.”
“I visited one agricultural complex that had originally been managed by some Israelis. Well-built and well-equipped chicken houses were standing in neat rows, completely empty, without evidence of a single chicken. Eighteen years before they had housed at a single time 270,000 chickens and had sent up to 1 million chickens each year for domestic consumption into the capital city. Then, for political reasons, the Israeli managers were deported. There was no one to take their place. Now Zaire imports most of its edible chickens from faraway Belgium, and domestic poultry production is virtually nonexistent.” Page 26
“The nation has abundant deposits of iron, copper, nickel, tin, cobalt, gold, diamonds, rare earths, and oil. It has between 40 and 50 percent of all the hardwoods in Africa. It has 13 percent of all the hydroelectric capacity in the entire world. Yet with all that wealth, there is a budget out of balance, a $400 million balance-of-payments deficit, and a defaulted debt of$8 billion.” Page 27
Keeping Up Standards
“When someone discovers the answer to how Zaire got to where it is today, they will also find the answer to the riddle of poverty in the Third World.”
“First, we must remember that during colonialism the wealth of the colonies was used for the benefit of the mother country, the white plantation owners, and the white traders and businessmen. To be sure, there were roads and communication and clinics and law and order. But the native populations were often not given opportunities for the university educations and practical apprenticeships needed to develop business managers, civil servants, health professionals, agricultural specialists, mining engineers, finance specialists, marketing experts, and a host of other skills that a complex society demands.” Page 27
“But war and the lack of education are not the only problems. There is a fierce desire for racial independence that seeks to rid the nation of every vestige of those perceived as oppressors. Too soon they learn the truth of Shakespeare’s words, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars but in ourselves.” Or in the words of Pogo, the sage of the swamps, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
“The devastation that nationalization, socialism, and economic mismanagement has brought about in Africa was summed up in this candid admission by the former socialist leader of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, “We have ruined the plantations so badly that their former owners would not want them if we gave them back to them at no charge.” “ Page 28
One World Currency
“It is obviously dangerous to generalize from fragmentary information, but I believe that neither Europe nor the United States is anxious to have Zaire become a net exporter of agricultural products in competition with their own farmers. Even widespread sales of American grain on credit at low prices, while appearing to be a humanitarian gesture, actually tend to depress agricultural productivity in a Third World country.”
“Maybe in the troubles of Africa, the Soviet Union, and other Third World countries happened because of ignorance, corruption, and socialism. But it is also fair, I believe, for us to ask ourselves whether, in order to prepare for the new world order, powerful international economic interests have pushed the nations of Africa prematurely into freedom so that their faltering steps into socialism would in turn ruin their agriculture to such a degree that they would not be able to challenge the agriculture of the world’s leaders, and in turn their vast mineral riches could one day be had for a song.”
“And we also must ask why, with all the sub-Saharan Africa in economic shambles, has the political left mounted such an unremitting campaign to bring about the same chaos in the only vibrantly healthy economy on the African continent – South Africa”? Page 31
Chapter 3: The Old World Order
Birthing a Global Vision
“For all its vagaries, the phrase new world order was anything but concrete earlier this century when it first began to appear in the conversations of scholars and policy gurus meeting at Pratt House, at Sixty-Eighth and Park in New York City. It was only an idea, a catch phrase, but it offered an apt expression for Woodrow Wilson’s premature vision of world unity which sparked his Fourteen-Point Plan and his ill-fated hopes for a League of Nations.” Page 44
A Time for Change
“Today the idea of a new world order is a part of the currency of contemporary foreign affairs ideology. The editors of the Journal New Perspectives Quarterly, published by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, a liberal think tank, commented in their special issue on the new world order that “The opening months of 1990 will be remembered as the time when the founding assumptions of postwar power alignments crumbled, bringing into view the outlines of a new world order.” “ Page 46
The View From the Top
“As we scan the pages of history, can we be surprised to discover that people would gladly accept the rule of tyrants when their only recourse was anarchy? As Rome conquered the Mediterranean world, the people gladly accepted the laws of the Roman dictators, for the legions also brought that Pax Romana – a measured peace under the hegemony of Rome.” Page 49
The Uncertain Peace
“………, a new philosophy emerged at the United Nations. Right was on the side of the emerging nonaligned nations. Tribal warfare, revolution, dictatorship, terrorism, torture, murder, graft, and corruption within these nations were glossed over. The former Western allies and the United States became, in the words of a later nonaligned leader, “the Great Satan.”
“The most grotesque example of the United Nations’ morality took place on October 1, 1975, when the dictator of Uganda, Ida Amin, who was then chairman of the Organization for African Unity, addressed the General Assembly. This bloodthirsty tyrant denounced the imaginary Zionist – U.S. conspiracy and called not merely for the expulsion of Israel from the United Nations but for its “extinction.”
“The combined assembly gave him a standing ovation when he arrived, applauded him throughout his address, and rose again to their feet when he left. The following day the secretary – general and the president of the General Assembly hosted a public dinner in Amin’s honor.” Page 53, 54
“On the other hand, the United States pays 25 percent of the total United Nations annual budget – in excess of $1 billion each year – and an even larger percentage of the actual costs of some agencies. The United States has contributed $17 billion of the estimated $87 billion spent by the United Nations since its founding in 1945 through 1987. Yet our share only amounts to one-sixth of United Nations Secretariat personnel, and to only 12.6 percent of the agency professional posts.” Page 55
Spheres of Influence
“Nevertheless, a fair analysis of the colonial policy of England, for example, must show that it was a relatively enlightened time. In terms of bringing to the colonies education, sanitation, the rule of constitutional law, and some kind of economic order, the colonists were genuinely humanitarian.” Page 60
Chapter 4: The Old Order Crumbles
“After the war, the Prussian Kaiser was gone, the Ottoman Empire was gone, Hapsburg Empire was gone and the Tsarist Empire was gone. The result was so profound and the excuse for war so flimsy, that casual observers would have reason to suspect that someone had planned the whole thing.
“Before the war, monarchies held sway. After the war, socialism and high finance held sway. Was it planned that way or was it merely an “accident” of history?” Page 64
PART 2: Threats to Freedom
Chapter 5: The Establishment
“Woodrow Wilson, whose principal advisor was a behind-the-scenes operator, said, “There is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” Page 95
Chapter 7: School for Scandal
The Price of Freedom
“Falk [Professor Richard Falk] also says that already, “in all major countries there are developing counter-elite groups with a futuristic and cosmopolitan conception of the proper organization of social and political life.” Even if they fail to gain power, such groups will continue to foment revolt, resistance, and dissatisfaction within existing governments, whatever their stripe.” Page 163
PART 3: A Glimpse of the Coming World
Chapter 9: A Promise of Hope
“Plato was more of a realist in his utopian vision, and it is the platonic version of a new world that our leaders are urging on us. Plato knew that people were too indifferent or lazy or venal to want his version of utopia, so he crafted an ideal society which the wise men would rule. In turn, they would control every aspect of social existence in the name of justice, order, freedom, peace, strength, stability, and goodness.
“The wise philosopher-Kings would not work, but would organize the masses in their proper training and for their designated places in society. The contemporary upper-class term of derision for the laboring masses, hoi polloi, comes directly from the Greek words meaning “the people.” According to Plato, the elite classes would not only assign the people their places, but would regulate optimal production and would keep the population at an optimal level as well.” Page 190
A Climate of Fear
“The result is overpriced real estate, overpriced stocks, interconnected stocks, and weak if not insolvent banks, holding loans based on inflated real estate prices and a synthetic stock market, which, combined, have created a pure meaning of wealth that is completely artificial. That is a dangerous and potentially disastrous situation, which has not changed since the 1991 shakeup. The disaster has only been postponed.” Page 199 [Remember this was written in 1991]
Chapter 10: A Cruel Hoax
“Every utopia presumes that it can build a perfect world order with imperfect people. So, like the Marxist dream, it attempts by indoctrination, coercion, torture, and execution to change the hearts of its citizens. Or, in the case of Plato, it puts the citizens in perpetual bondage to a class of rulers whose natural aptitude and understanding of philosophy place them above the people. ……” Page 203
“Utopian ideas can only become reality through a change in the human heart or the force of law. Human government can never change people’s hearts, so that leaves the fulfillment of the wonderful dreams of the New World order in the hands of a massive military force and an equally massive police power. Of course, world armies, world police, and world bureaucrats don’t come cheaply.”
“Imagine that you, a citizen of the United States, are assessed a tax on your income to pay for a project in Africa that you totally disagree with. Since you are “rich,” the representatives of the United Nations from the poor countries will now have a claim on your assets. The levy initially would be on the United States government, which would pass it on to you in the form of higher taxes. One day it may be a United Nations levy on you directly.” Page 206
“According to author Tal Brooke, “This world welfare system would insist on (1) The transfer of wealth from the first to the Third World nations; (2) Nationalization by Third World governments, and (3) Economic special protection for poor countries.” In simple language, the Third World in the United Nations has already voted to take away by decree the wealth of Europe and America and give it to themselves. Only the impotence of the current United Nations General Assembly and the veto power of the Security Council has prevented this resolution from being implemented.” Page 207
The True Risks
“What are the downside risks of world citizenship? First of all, it would mean that the protection of the U.S. Bill of Rights would no longer apply. The principle of extra-territoriality applies, which means that the American citizen in the new world order could be arrested in this country or out of it and tried for violation of United Nations laws before a world court, which would just as likely operate under the Muslim Sharia as the Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments,” Page 208
“How would you feel as one accused of a crime you appeared before a people’s court composed of illiterate peasants, with annual incomes of $300 to $500, to whom your income of $25,000 a year made you out to be a greedy capitalist exploiter? What appeal would you have to justice, reason, or shared values? None!” Page 209
The Leveling Process
“In my book, The New Millennium, I suggested that the pendulum of civilization may now be swinging back toward the East, and the Asian cultures may be once again on the rise. The Chinese and Japanese have had high cultures, far beyond those of most Third World nations today. To blur those distinctions and to act as if every culture and every system is of equal quality is absurd.” Page 212
“Those who speak glibly about the benefits of a world government overlook one alarming development of modern-day technology – the new microchips in the supercomputers. In the old days, with population records maintained by hand, there was no practical way to control all of the people. To be sure, totalitarian governments could exercise enormous control over the bulk of their populations, but people could always hide themselves or their money in some way from the authorities. Escape was possible from tyranny to a free country. Revolt was possible with aid from outside.
“Under a totalitarian one-world government there will be no island of freedom. No large power like America holding forth democratic ideals.” Page 215
“If we went to a world currency, then a so-called checkless, cashless society, it would be possible to monitor and control all wealth, other than primitive barter transactions. At some time it would be possible to tax the wealth stored in computers under law, or given a dictatorial environment to freeze the accumulated wealth of any individual or any class of individuals just by simple instructions to a computer.”
“But there is more. Monitoring mechanisms could be put in place and linked by global satellites to monitor the physical movements of every citizen around the world. All that would be necessary would be a card reader located at permitted points at home and work. If the individual does not check in at the appropriate places at appropriate times, alarm bells would go off and a search would be made, much like that for a convict escaping from prison.” Page 216
“In an agrarian society were each family was essentially self-sufficient, this type of control would have been impossible. Simple organisms are by their nature more resilient than highly interdependent complex ones. If every home has candles for light and wood for heat, it is not nearly as dependent on exterior support as a large city tied into a six state electric power grid. Remember the panic that hit New York City with its regional power grid failed? Lights went off, subway cars trapped their riders underground, elevators stopped in between floors in skyscrapers, streetlights and burglar alarms went dead, and panic set in as street gangs began widespread looting under cover of darkness.
“People in that complex situation were helpless. In a simpler setting, the loss of electric power is easily surmountable. In industry, in distribution, in finance, and in politics, the simpler, more independent systems are always more resilient to disruption and disaster. Obviously the more complex, interdependent systems are more efficient and less costly, but they are much more dangerous.” Page 217
Standing on Principles
“Both John Locke and Thomas Jefferson refused to allow atheists into their governments because atheists would not keep oaths. Oaths have to be sworn before God, and since atheists acknowledged no God, Locke and Jefferson maintained that they could not be trusted. If anybody understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies in a country that favors freedom and equality.
“Hindu concepts are totally foreign to our system of values. The practice of suttee, abolished by the Christian British, required that a Hindu woman whose husband died first had to be cremated alive on her husband’s funeral pyre. Hindus have an entire class of people that is considered “untouchable,” supposedly cursed by God and given a bad karma (a debt of suffering to repay with their lives). Efforts to help the poor out of their misery are nullified by this religious belief. Hindus let people starve rather than kill rats who breed disease and eat people’s food, because they believe rats are reincarnated people.
“Can you imagine having the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as defense minister, or Mahatma Gandhi as Minister of health, education, and welfare? The Hindu and Buddhist idea of karma and the Muslim idea of kismet, or fate, condemn the poor and the disabled to their suffering. If a child is lame and starving to death with flies all over his face, there’s no need to help them. It is the will of Allah. These beliefs are nothing but abject fatalism, and they would devastate the social gains this nation has made if they were ever put into practice.” Page 219