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THE DANGEROUS WORLDVIEW OF MAURICE STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT



Posted: 05/12/10

The Dangerous Worldview of Maurice Strong
and Sustainable Development


by Brannon Howse
www.worldviewweekend.com  

This is an excerpt from Brannon's book Grave Influence: 21 Radicals and their Worldviews that Rule America From The Grave. Click here to order your hard-cover copy today which is 368 pages and includes 300 footnotes.

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You'll recall that the counter-cultural revolution of the 1960s was largely about the promotion of mysticism, pagan spirituality, and socialism. Many 60s radicals grew up to become educators, reporters, elected officials, corporate officers, and leaders in the radical foundations now implementing sustainable development policies. To drastically understate the case: It's a big problem.

The end game of sustainable development is global governance. If you doubt my claim, then consider the words of the Commission on Global Governance, an organization allied with the United Nations:

 

The environment, perhaps more than any other issue, has helped to crystallize the notion that humanity has a common future. The concept of sustainable development is now widely used and accepted as a framework within which all countries, rich and poor, should operate. The aspect that particularly concerns us is the global governance implications.[1] [emphasis mine]

 

After the Brazil Earth Summit, President Bill Clinton created the President's Council on Sustainable Development. As DeWeese explains, the Clinton Administration side-stepped Congress to approve the sustainable development agenda and implement its policies in America:

 

All cabinet officials had to do was change some wording of existing programs and reroute already-approved funding to begin to implement the agenda-without Congress and without debate. Former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown told a meeting of the President's Council that he could implement 67% of the Sustainable Development agenda in his agency with no new legislation. Other agencies like Interior, EPA, HUD and more did the same thing. To help it all along, Clinton issued a blizzard of Executive Orders.[2]

 

Some of the groups pushing the sustainable development agenda include Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club, the National Education Association, and a host of government bureaucrats serving both Republican and Democrat administrations.

Americans are watching the destruction of free-market capitalism under our most socialistic, left-wing administration ever. Yet, in my second book, published in 1995, I warned of this and quoted Maurice Strong, who was head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. I'll repeat his words to point out that what is happening in America is a long-planned transformation of America into a socialist nation: "Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"[3]

 

He also extolled the need to destroy the concept of individual sovereign nations:

 

It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the imperatives of global environmental cooperation.[4]

 

In a corollary to Strong's position, Helen Caldicott of the Union of Concerned Scientists has declared the "horrors" of free-market capitalism:

 

Free enterprise really means rich people get richer. They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process…Capitalism is destroying the earth.[5]

 

It is not only free-market capitalism they seek to destroy but Christianity itself, since the Protestant Reformation is what gave birth to free-market capitalism. Bible-minded Christians are further enemies of these globalist goals because Christians do not believe in the worship of nature as does the pantheistic, pagan spiritualism behind the movement.

 

By destroying the influence of Biblical Christianity within a culture, globalists remove their main obstacle to socialism, radical environmentalism, active euthanasia through socialized medicine, compulsory abortion, the end of parental authority, the elimination of an armed populace, private property, homosexuality (homosexuals are favored because they do not reproduce and add to world population), and the indoctrination of our children with their worldview. Peter Singer, who teaches ethics at Princeton University, makes this clear: "Christianity is our foe…. we must destroy the Judeo Christian religious tradition."[6]

 

In The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis, Lynn White, Jr. accuses Christianity of being the root of the world's major crises:

 

…somewhat over a century ago science and technology…joined to give mankind powers which…are out of control. If so, Christianity bears a huge burden of guilt…Our science and technology have grown out of Christian attitudes towards man's relation to nature…No new set of basic values has been accepted in our society to displace those of Christianity. Hence we shall continue to have a worsening ecological crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man. By destroying pagan animism, Christianity made it possible to exploit nature in a mood of indifference to the feelings of natural objects…The spirits in natural objects, which formerly had protected nature from man, evaporated.[7]

 

The editors of Empowerment for Sustainable Development: Toward Operational Strategies acknowledge the vital role education plays in indoctrinating students with their radical worldview: 

 

Education has been advanced as significant in bringing about changes in attitudes, behavior, beliefs, and values…In order to redirect behavior and values towards institutional change for sustainable development there is a need to investigate strategic options in relations to educational philosophies, scope for propagation and adoption, and groups most likely susceptible to change.[8]

 

A large component of the global agenda is population control. The late Dr. Jacques Cousteau declared, "In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day."[9]

 

In 1977, Paul Ehrlich and his wife wrote the book Ecoscience with John Holdren. Years later, in 2009, Holdren became President Obama's "science czar." Ecoscience made clear what Holdren is now in position to implement: "The neo-Malthusian view proposes…population limitation and redistribution of wealth." They concluded, "On these points, we find ourselves firmly in the neo-Malthusian camp."

 

The philosophy on which the Ehrlichs and Holdren base their thinking, of course, is that of economist Thomas Malthus. In his paper "An Essay on the Principle of Population," Malthus declared, "All the children who are born beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons."[10]

 

In agreement with Malthus, Holdren and the Ehrlichs share their vision for population control:

 

It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing constitution if the population crisis becomes sufficiently severe to endanger society…If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing children, and if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility. [11]

 

This is serious, folks! President Obama's science czar buys into sustainable development. Sustainable development includes provision for a world authority that controls all resources and every aspect of how humans live-whether they are allowed to be born, how and when they die, and the way they are educated. Holdren calls for a "Planetary Regime" to bring this about:

 

Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable…not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes…The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade…The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits…the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.[12]

 

Holdren also encourages "…a more powerful United Nations"[13] and like the rest of the globalists, he blames Biblical Christianity for the world's problems:

 

The Christian concept of life in this world, as voiced by Saint Paul, that "here we have no abiding city," for example, conceivably could help explain why some people show rather little concern for the long-term future of the global environment or for the well-being of future generations.[14]

 

 "Sustainable development" masks all manner of tyranny, oppression, murder, socialism, and global governance. It has become the umbrella under which all the ideas and values of the 21 influencers in this book have converged. And it is what has brought us to the point of no return in our national relationship with the Lord of all nations
 (Psalm 2).

 



[1] The Commission on Global Goverance, Our Global Neighborhood (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), 208.

[2] Ibid.

[3]  Maurice Strong, quoted in Daniel Wood, "The Wizard of Baca Grande," West, May, 1990, 47.

[4] Maurice Strong, quoted in Henry Lamb, "Conspiracy Theories Laid to Rest as U.N. Announces Plan for 'Global Neighborhood'," Hope for the World Update, Fall 1996, 2.

[5] Brannon Howse, Reclaiming a Nation at Risk: The Battle for Your Faith, Family and Freedoms (Bridgestone Multimedia Group, 1995), 190.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Lynn White, Jr., "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis," Garrett de Bell, ed., The Environmental Handbook: Prepared for the First National Environmental Teach-In (New York: Ballantine/Friends of the Earth Book, 1970), 21-25.

[8] Naresh Singh and Vangile Titi, Empowerment for Sustainable Development, 27.

[9] Howse, Reclaiming a Nation at Risk, 190.

[10] Ben Johnson, "Obama's Biggest Radical," Front Page, Feb. 27, 2009, www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=34198.

[11] Ibid.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid.

[14] Ecoscience, p. 807 as quoted in, Frontpagemag.com "Obama's Biggest Radical" by Ben Johnson, February 27, 2009.

Distributed by www.worldviewweekend.com

By Brannon Howse

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Beware of the antichrist
Posted On: 10/16/10 11:02:27 AM Age 0, MI
Beware of the antichrist. Many have come. Whoever denies esus as the christ is a liar. Put your faith and trust in Jesus. He is the only way. Read 1John 2 and John 14.



Don't believe the lies
Posted On: 10/16/10 10:59:26 AM Age 0, MI
1John 2 tells us: Little children it is the last hour, and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either. he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

God loves you
Posted On: 06/24/10 09:22:15 PM Age 20, IL
God loved you so much that He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for your sins (offenses against God) so that you, believing and trusting in him, would have eternal life.



Maurice Strong
Posted On: 05/16/10 05:30:13 PM Age 39, UNITED STATES
Thank you Mr. Howse. I have your video and am warning friends and neighbors. Many especially Teaparty people are aware and like you warning others. God bless and keep you. And God bless our country!

I knew I had heard the name Maurice Strong before
Posted On: 05/14/10 02:29:56 AM Age 43, MN
Watching Glenn Back I kept thinking the name,"Maurice Strong" was so familiar. I searched over my notes I've been taking the last couple years and did not find any mention of him. Then I picked up my book, Grave Influence. Brannon, of course you were the reason that I had heard that name. Thank you Brannon for all your research over all these years that I have been asleep!

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