Mikhail Gorbachev has been at it again. The globe-trotting former head of the Soviet Union was particularly busy in October, roving the world and spreading his gospel of globalism, global crises, and global solutions. On October 19, Gorbachev was the honored speaker at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he delivered an address entitled "Perspectives on Global Change."
Lafayette College president Daniel H. Weiss introduced Gorbachev, noting that his visit was a celebration of the new Oechsle Center for Global Education. "We have invited such a renowned international figure to address us tonight because what he has to say is enormously important," said Weiss. "He exemplifies the type of visionary, transformative leadership which we hope the Oechsle Center will inspire -- and prepare -- our students to emulate as they engage with the world throughout their own lives and careers."
"Transformation," "transformational," and "transformative" are well-worn words in Gorbachev's globalist lexicon, always signifying a supposed urgent need to deconstruct the current political/economic system of sovereign, independent nation-states and the market-based economy and restructure (transform) it into a globalized, centralized, socialized "new world order" (NWO).
In his address to the Lafayette students and faculty members, Gorbachev lamented that "the opportunities that existed after the end of the Cold War ... were not used properly. At that same time, we saw that the entire world situation did not develop positively. We saw deterioration where there should have been positive movement toward a new world order." He continued:
But we still are facing the problem of building such a world order. We have crises: we are facing problems of the environment, of backwardness and poverty, of food shortages. All of these problems are because we do not have a system of global governance.
What does Gorbachev mean when he uses terms such as "new world order" and "global governance"? In a 1995 interview with San Francisco's SF Weekly, Jim Garrison, the executive director of the Gorbachev Foundation, USA explained matter of fact that Gorbachev envisioned nothing less than a world government. "Over the next 20 to 30 years, we are going to end up with world government," he told the SF Weekly. "It's inevitable. It will happen and become just as normal to have a relationship with the rest of the world as we now have, say, if you are a Californian and you go to Vermont."
And Garrison made very clear that the Gorbachev Foundation envisioned this world government evolving and unfolding through an "empowered" …