This weekend I watched "Twist of Faith" on Netflix. It's the story of a man named Jacob Fisher, an Orthodox Jewish husband and father who sees his family get murdered for no reason and out of nowhere.
When it happened in the movie I immediately started crying in this really gut-wrenching way, because that's how life is, the guy is happy as can be one minute and completely destroyed the next.
I thought about the fact that Fischer had just taught his students the famous quote by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov: "The world is a narrow bridge, but the main thing is not to fear at all." He had asked the students, without really thinking about it, "what is this statement referring to?" and then the movie answers that question, for him.
There are no words that adequately capture the destruction of a human being who is still alive. You can say "catatonic" but that isn't really it. It's haunting and Fischer was haunted. He is sitting shiva and the rabbi starts to tell him he should not lose faith, that G-d has an inexplicable plan.
Fischer looks like he is going to murder the rabbi - he just gets up and walks out and the next thing you know his yarmulke, his tzitzis, his wallet and his home are sitting abandoned while he's in Grand Central Station buying a bus ticket but unable to even ask for a destination.
The rest of the movie is his encounter with a deeply religious Christian family in Alabama. Their purity, love and faith save him and he falls in love with a woman there and becomes the caretaker of their church. I won't spoil the plot but let's just say that he, the woman and the community find redemption in faith and find faith in religious song.
In the movie Jacob and Nina sing a song about surrendering to G-d together - we surrender through turning our hearts to the One above, and more importantly through prayer - words that we say or sing.
"This Very Moment" is the most beautiful song I've ever heard...it pierced my soul. (Jews inspired by gospel music is a Hollywood theme for a good reason - see Keeping The Faith with Ben Stiller as the rabbi.)
I put a note about the movie on Facebook and a friend commented that the movie was somewhat inaccurate in its depiction of Orthodox Judaism (to which I said, OMG this is Lifetime, what do you want?) and that the movie should have shown the community bringing Jacob back. That it was a bad message that he had to leave to find his happiness.
My response was that the message of the movie had to do with unity among the truly religious, not so much with promoting intermarriage. And then a much bigger set of thoughts occurred to me. (I posted a version of these on Facebook.)
Twist of Faith is really about being human, that all people of faith are fundamentally the same in our being G-d's creations. We find redemption in bowing down before G-d and G-d alone.
Needless and Destructive Hatred
I thought about all the antisemitism in the African American community and the racism in the Jewish community and how pathetic it is. Because people act bad on both sides. Because people totally misunderstand each other, and they don't take the time to really understand.
I thought about the worldwide cancer of radical Islamic terrorism. Many others have pointed this out, but the whole thing does have a very manufactured feel. Yes we need to protect and defend but who is stirring up all the trouble in the first place?
I thought about the hatred of Muslims as a method of fighting terror which is so colossally stupid, misguided and wrong. How in the movies when people fight with each other, often it's because someone has spoken words of hatred in the ears of both parties and instigated the whole thing.
I thought about my Muslim colleague, who said that "truly religious people never have a problem with each other" and it is so true. So, so true. Yet we are fooled into believing that Islam is the problem.
What if the conflicts that are taking place in the world are actually artificially manufactured, a political tool for a completely different agenda?
I know why people don't want the Jews to have Israel. It has nothing to do with a war between religions. It does have to do with the Jewish insistence on bowing down to G-d and nobody else - not terrorist dictators, and not economic dictators.
In the Torah portion this week we learned about Moses and how he raised his hands to the heavens while the Jews fought the enemy, Amalek. When he put down his hands out of weariness the Jews were slaughtered, so they propped up his hands and then the Jews were victorious.
The question is asked, what do Moses' hands have to do with winning the war? And the answer is that they were a sign to the Jews to look up to G-d for victory and not put their faith in the weapons of war. Which are only tools.
I love to learn about religion and have had the privilege of working with and learning from deeply religious people who are Christian, Muslim and Jewish as well. A friend gave me a book by the Dalai Lama and I used to spend a lot of time reading about Buddhist beliefs too.
From all this I know, deep in my heart, that we could together save the world simply by uniting in faith. I am the last person who wants to be writing religious sermons but unless you're living under a rock you must be able to see that something is going very, very wrong. Not just because terrorist attacks are happening, or because women are virtually enslaved on much of the planet, or because billions are drinking sewer water and living in conditions that would traumatize most of us who are addicted to our cushy coffee bars and the Superbowl.
The Related, Largely Silent, March Toward World Unfreedom
As a communicator who works for the government, I feel responsible to help make sure we keep our words propaganda-free. (Domestic propaganda is also illegal.) But it's very hard to do that in a much bigger picture where we've long been mass-directed by the forces of society to do what some super-authority tells us, without thinking.
This is well-documented in the BBC's Century of the Self (that's part 1; see also part 2, part 3, and part 4.)
Without freedom to act as individuals, we cannot confront a larger and larger machine, a global machine that knows no borders or boundaries or restraints and that will leverage every tool, including the fear of a terrorist bogeyman, to keep the people under control.
The worst thing is, by the nature of this march, those in power conceal their actions and intentions and the rest of us can only surmise: We do not know what we do not know.
A relatively recent speech by President Obama seems to support civil rights and freedom for all nations, all over the world:
"After the second world war people from Africa to India threw off the yoke of colonialism to secure their independence. In the United States citizens took Freedom Rides and endured beatings to put an end to segregation and to secure their civil rights. As the Iron Curtain fell here in Europe, the iron fist of apartheid was unclenched and Nelson Mandela emerged upright, proud, from prison to lead a multiracial democracy; Latin American nations rejected dictatorship and built new democracies; and Asian nations showed that development and democracy could go hand in hand." - President Obama, March 26, 2014Yet within the United States itself, the venerated CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has documented repeatedly how the administration has done the opposite of what it says. She has said flat out that it treats journalists as an "enemy of the state" simply because they do their jobs. Meanwhile the Committee to Protect Journalists said, in a 2013 report, said that "U.S. President Barack Obama came into office pledging open government, but he has fallen short of his promise."
So which is it? Things are very confusing.
But we can take clues and cues from nearly 100 quotes over the course of a century, from people in a position to know more - from Presidents on down. I cannot confirm these quotes, but they are pause for thought. They are provided in the order they were obtained, gathered from here and here. If any are inaccurate, please let me know.
- “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that 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”. – Woodrow Wilson (The New Freedom – 1913)
- "The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government." - Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991
- "The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups." - Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University, highly esteemed by his former student, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton.
- "The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent." - Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets
- "In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat with demands the solidarity of all peoples. But in designating them as the enemy, we fall into the trap about which we have already warned namely mistaking systems for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself." - "The First Global Revolution", A Report by the Council of the Club of Rome by Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider 1991.
- "We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries." - David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.
- "In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation." - Prince Phillip of England, Reported by Deutsche Press Agentur (DPA), August, 1988.
- "The idea was that those who direct the overall conspiracy could use the differences in those two so-called ideologies [marxism/fascism/socialism v. democracy/capitalism] to enable them [the Illuminati] to divide larger and larger portions of the human race into opposing camps so that they could be armed and then brainwashed into fighting and destroying each other." - Myron Fagan
- "Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, 'I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.'" - Zbigniew Brezinski, Between Two Ages, America's Role in the Technotronic Era 1970
- "The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities." - Zbigniew Brezinski, Between Two Ages, America's Role in the Technotronic Era 1970
- "In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press....They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers." - U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917
- "I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology. ... It's importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda ... Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class (Elite). The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated." - Bertrand Russell, philosopher, educator and atheist
- "Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton." - Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society (1953) pgs. 49-50
- "Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible." - Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society (1953) p. 50
- "A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal." - Audubon magazine, interview with Ted Turner, 1996
- "This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it." -Jacques Cousteau in an interview with the UNESCO Courier for November 1991
- "The world can therefore seize the opportunity [Persian Gulf crisis] to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind." - George Herbert Walker Bush, September 11, 1990 and September 11, 1991
- "In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all." - Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, 1992.
- "Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile... Once a nation parts with the control of its credit, it matters not who makes the laws....Usury once in control will wreck the nation." - William Lyon MacKenzie King, former Prime Minister of Canada
- "It was a carefully contrived occurrence. International bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair, so that they might emerge the rulers of us all."" - Louis McFadden on 1929 Stock Market Crash. Louis McFadden died of poisoning shortly thereafter.
- "We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent." - Statement by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member James Warburg to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, 1950
- "The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans. " - British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1876
- "Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that 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." - Woodrow Wilson,The New Freedom (1913)
- "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." - President Woodrow Wilson (who introduced the Federal Reserve act which allowed the privately owned Federal Reserve to begin in 1913)
- "What is important is to dwell upon the increasing evidence of the existence of a secret conspiracy, throughout the world, for the destruction of organized government and the letting loose of evil." - Christian Science Monitor editorial, June 19th, 1920
- "The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen....At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties." - New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922
- "From the days of Sparticus, Wieskhopf, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemberg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire." - Winston Churchill, stated to the London Press, in 1922.
- "We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands." - Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June 1931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen.
- "The New World Order under the UN will reduce everything to one common denominator. The system will be made up of a single currency, single centrally financed government, single tax system, single language, single political system, single world court of justice, single state religion...Each person will have a registered number, without which he will not be allowed to buy or sell; and there will be one universal world church. Anyone who refuses to take part in the universal system will have no right to exist." - Assessment of the New World by Dr. Kurk E. Koch
- "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. ...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind." - "Propaganda" by Edward L. Bernays (the father of modern advertising), 1928.
- "The government of the Western nations, whether monarchical or republican, had passed into the invisible hands of a plutocracy, international in power and grasp. It was, I venture to suggest, this semioccult power which....pushed the mass of the American people into the cauldron of World War I." - British military historian Major General J.F.C. Fuller, 1941
- "The question was how should we maneuver them [Japan] into firing the first shot... it was desirable to make sure the Japanese be the ones to do this so that there should remain no doubt as to who were the aggressors." - Henry Stimson, US Secretary of War prior to WWII, Nov. 25, 1941
- "For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, the United States. But, he didn't. Most of his thoughts, his political ammunition, as it were, were carefully manufactured for him in advanced by the Council on Foreign Relations - One World Money group. Brilliantly, with great gusto, like a fine piece of artillery, he exploded that prepared "ammunition" in the middle of an unsuspecting target, the American people, and thus paid off and returned his internationalist political support. The UN is but a long-range, international banking apparatus clearly set up for financial and economic profit by a small group of powerful One-World revolutionaries, hungry for profit and power. The depression was the calculated 'shearing' of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market....The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank." - Curtis Dall, FDR's son-in-law as quoted in his book, My Exploited Father-in-Law
- "Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property (that's you and your children) in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattels (property) and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading (Birth Certificate) to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debts to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud, which we will call "Social Insurance". Without realizing it, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and we will employ the high office (presidency) of our dummy corporation (USA) to foment this plan against America." - Colonel Edward Mandell House is attributed (but unverified) with giving a very detailed outline of the plans to be implemented to enslave the American people. He stated (this), in a private meeting with Woodrow Wilson (President 1913 - 1921)
- "The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson." - A letter written by FDR to Colonel House, November 21st, 1933
- "The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes." - Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952
- "...at that time the economy of the United States will be going down and the next boat people will be Americans leaving America looking for work abroad." - Jacques Attali in his 1990 book "Millennium: Winners and Losers in the Coming World Order"
- "Fifty men have run America, and that's a high figure." - Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, 1936 issue of The New York Times.
- "Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government - a bureaucratic elite." - Senator William Jenner, 1954
- "The case for government by elites is irrefutable" - Senator William Fulbright, Former chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated at a 1963 symposium entitled: The Elite and the Electorate - Is Government by the People Possible?
- "The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future." - U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his 1964 book: With No Apologies
- "The Council on Foreign Relations is 'the establishment'. Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship." - Former Congressman John Rarick 1971
- "The directors of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation." - The Christian Science Monitor, September 1, 1961
- "The New World Order will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down...but in the end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than the old fashioned frontal assault." - CFR member Richard Gardner, writing in the April 1974 issue of the CFR's journal, Foreign Affairs.
- "The planning of UN can be traced to the 'secret steering committee' established by Secretary [of State Cordell] Hull in January 1943. All of the members of this secret committee, with the exception of Hull, a Tennessee politician, were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. They saw Hull regularly to plan, select, and guide the labors of the [State] Department's Advisory Committee. It was, in effect, the coordinating agency for all the State Department's postwar planning." - Professors Laurence H. Shoup and William Minter, writing in their study of the CFR, "Imperial Brain Trust: The CFR and United States Foreign Policy." (Monthly Review Press, 1977).
- "The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for "the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government." - Harpers, July 1958
- "The old world order changed when this war-storm broke. The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption. The old world order died with the setting of that day's sun and a new world order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow." - Nicholas Murray Butler, in an address delivered before the Union League of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1915
- "The peace conference has assembled. It will make the most momentous decisions in history, and upon these decisions will rest the stability of the new world order and the future peace of the world." - M. C. Alexander, Executive Secretary of the American Association for International Conciliation, in a subscription letter for the periodical International Conciliation (1919)
- "... when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people ... will hate the new world order ... and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people." - H. G. Wells, in his book entitled The New World Order (1939)
- "The term Internationalism has been popularized in recent years to cover an interlocking financial, political, and economic world force for the purpose of establishing a World Government. Today Internationalism is heralded from pulpit and platform as a 'League of Nations' or a 'Federated Union' to which the United States must surrender a definite part of its National Sovereignty. The World Government plan is being advocated under such alluring names as the 'New International Order,' 'The New World Order,' 'World Union Now,' 'World Commonwealth of Nations,' 'World Community,' etc. All the terms have the same objective; however, the line of approach may be religious or political according to the taste or training of the individual." - Excerpt from A Memorial to be Addressed to the House of Bishops and the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the Protestant Episcopal Church in General Convention (October 1940)
- "He [John Foster Dulles] stated directly to me that he had every reason to believe that the Governor [Thomas E. Dewey of New York] accepts his point of view and that he is personally convinced that this is the policy that he would promote with great vigor if elected. So it is fair to say that on the first round the Sphinx of Albany has established himself as a prima facie champion of a strong and definite new world order." - Excerpt from article by Ralph W. Page in The Philadelphia Bulletin (May 1944)
- "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way." - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
- "The developing coherence of Asian regional thinking is reflected in a disposition to consider problems and loyalties in regional terms, and to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order." - Richard Nixon, in Foreign Affairs (October 1967)
- "He [President Nixon] spoke of the talks as a beginning, saying nothing more about the prospects for future contacts and merely reiterating the belief he brought to China that both nations share an interest in peace and building 'a new world order.'" - Excerpt from an article in The New York Times (February 1972)
- "How fortunate for Leaders' that men do not think." - Adolf Hitler (MAY HIS NAME AND MEMORY BE ERASED FOREVER AND EVER)
- "The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species."- Richard A. Falk, in an article entitled "Toward a New World Order: Modest Methods and Drastic Visions," in the book On the Creation of a Just World Order (1975)
- "My country's history, Mr. President, tells us that it is possible to fashion unity while cherishing diversity, that common action is possible despite the variety of races, interests, and beliefs we see here in this chamber. Progress and peace and justice are attainable. So we say to all peoples and governments: Let us fashion together a new world order." - Henry Kissinger, in address before the General Assembly of the United Nations, October 1975)
- "At the old Inter-American Office in the Commerce Building here in Roosevelt's time, as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs under President Truman, as chief whip with Adlai Stevenson and Tom Finletter at the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco, Nelson Rockefeller was in the forefront of the struggle to establish not only an American system of political and economic security but a new world order." - Part of article in The New York Times (November 1975)
- "Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order." - Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address at the United Nations (December 1988)
- "We believe we are creating the beginning of a new world order coming out of the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet antagonisms." - Brent Scowcroft (August 1990), quoted in The Washington Post (May 1991)
- "We can see beyond the present shadows of war in the Middle East to a new world order where the strong work together to deter and stop aggression. This was precisely Franklin Roosevelt's and Winston Churchill's vision for peace for the post-war period." - Richard Gephardt, in The Wall Street Journal (September 1990)
- "If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we've all worked toward for so long." - President George Bush (January 1991)
- "But it became clear as time went on that in Mr. Bush's mind the New World Order was founded on a convergence of goals and interests between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, so strong and permanent that they would work as a team through the U.N. Security Council." - Excerpt from A. M. Rosenthal, in The New York Times (January 1991)
- "I would support a Presidential candidate who pledged to take the following steps: ... At the end of the war in the Persian Gulf, press for a comprehensive Middle East settlement and for a 'new world order' based not on Pax Americana but on peace through law with a stronger U.N. and World Court." - George McGovern, in The New York Times (February 1991)
- "... it's Bush's baby, even if he shares its popularization with Gorbachev. Forget the Hitler 'new order' root; F.D.R. used the phrase earlier." - William Safire, in The New York Times (February 1991)
- "How I Learned to Love the New World Order" - Article by Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in The Wall Street Journal (April 1992)
- "How to Achieve The New World Order" - Title of book excerpt by Henry Kissinger, in Time magazine (March 1994)
- "The Final Act of the Uruguay Round, marking the conclusion of the most ambitious trade negotiation of our century, will give birth - in Morocco - to the World Trade Organization, the third pillar of the New World Order, along with the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund." - Part of full-page advertisement by the government of Morocco in The New York Times (April 1994)
- "New World Order: The Rise of the Region-State" - Title of article by Kenichi Ohmae, political reform leader in Japan, in The Wall Street Journal (August 1994)
- "The new world order that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all." - Nelson Mandela, in The Philadelphia Inquirer (October 1994)
- "The renewal of the nonproliferation treaty was described as important "for the welfare of the whole world and the new world order." - President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, in The New York Times (April 1995)
- “The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes”. – Benjamin Disraeli (Prime Minister of England – from his novel “Coningsby, the New Generation”, published 1844)
- “We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.” – James Warburg (to the Council on Foreign Relations to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, 1950)
- “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a good idea after all.” – Strobe Talbot (Clintons’ Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time – July 20th, 1992)
- “To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism and religious dogmas…” – Brock Chisolm (Director, World Health Organization.)
Why Would JFK Say This? And Then Be Assassinated Shortly After?
Listen to the words of the greatest U.S. President of all time, John F. Kennedy Jr., (a"h, may he rest in peace) before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961).
I know in my heart that we could bring about a bloodless redemption right now if the whole world would do these things:
All of this could be avoided if we would just lift our eyes to Heaven instead of relying on ourselves and our limited, biased thinking. We are humans and easily corrupted and fooled.
All opinions my own.
“The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.
"We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it.
"And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control.
"And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.
"For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.
"It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.
"Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed-- and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First (emphasized) Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution-- not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.
"This means greater coverage and analysis of international news-- for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security.
"...And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of mans deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news-- that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”What We Can Do
I know in my heart that we could bring about a bloodless redemption right now if the whole world would do these things:
- Spiritually: Turn to G-d, the Divine, the Omnipotent or however the idea of the Force Behind Creation is understood in one's mind
- Cognitively: Think critically and don't just ingest the soundbite of the day. Protest peacefully through all available channels on behalf of liberty, civil rights, transparency and accountability by government in particular.
- Emotionally: Be willing to change. See people as people and refuse to reduce them to cardboard stereotypes. Decide to care for ourselves, our families, our communities, our nations and others in the world because it is the right thing to do. Because that is what G-d tells us. Completely stop ruminating about who's right, who's wrong, who's "saved," who's "chosen," which religion will "win," and so on.
- Physically: Eliminate the haters and their weapons of destruction but without falling into hatred. Then take care of one another as free and individual people, in free and unique nations, with separate identities but mutual interests.
All of this could be avoided if we would just lift our eyes to Heaven instead of relying on ourselves and our limited, biased thinking. We are humans and easily corrupted and fooled.
All opinions my own.