Magazine article The New American

Tendrils of Tyranny: The United Nations Has Long Sought to Control All Aspects of Human Endeavor. Its Vast Bureaucracy Is Now Closer to That Goal Than Ever Before

Magazine article The New American

Tendrils of Tyranny: The United Nations Has Long Sought to Control All Aspects of Human Endeavor. Its Vast Bureaucracy Is Now Closer to That Goal Than Ever Before

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Even with the rapid growth of the massive federal bureaucracy since World War II, it is difficult for Americans, accustomed as they are to the idea of a government constituted to protect liberty, to conceive or imagine the full scope of a truly invasive totalitarian government. This is a potentially deadly lack of vision. The Germans of the Weimar period, it could be argued, were similarly blind to the dangers of full-blown tyranny; and the sorry result was the cold-blooded murder of millions. Failure to recognize the approach of tyranny led directly to tragedy.

Like the Germans of the 1920s, Americans today face just such a potential tyranny. This time the threat comes in the form of the United Nations--or more specifically, the global power elites behind it who intend to build the UN into a world government. Though the UN is often described in the U.S. press as harmlessly ineffective and incompetent, the organization has, in fact, spread its tendrils of control around the world.

UN official Robert Muller ably described the alarming extent of the UN's reach in 1984. In his book, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, the former secretary of the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) explained that the UN was concerned with a broad range of endeavors, including climate, the biosphere, the oceans, the person "from the fetus to the time of death," the atom, and with "art, folklore, nature, the preservation of species, germ banks, labor," and a whole laundry list of other issues. The life-long UN bureaucrat then became almost enraptured when he realized there were yet so many other areas the UN could control. Muller realized that the UN could yet orchestrate cooperation "for the globe's cold zones, the mountains, our topsoil, standardization, world safety, ... the family, morality, spirituality, world psychology and sociology, the world of senses, the inner realm of the individual, his needs, values, perceptions, love and happiness, ... on consumer protection, ... on the world's elderly, on world law, on the ultimate meaning of human life and its objectives."

No would-be dictator has ever given a more thorough description of the goals of the total state. Of course, to bring the entire world and all aspects of human life under the control of the UN, the world body and its internationalist masters have had to engage in a slow and deliberate campaign to control many of the important elements of human activity. It and its affiliates have already gained control of several and have laid the groundwork for taking control of innumerable others.

Controlling the Money

The elements needed to control worldwide monetary policy were put in place very early in the history of the United Nations. In 1944, representatives from several nations, but most notably from the U.S. and Soviet Russia, met at the Bretton Woods conference to hammer out a design for a postwar international system of monetary controls. The result was the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Soviet agent Harry Dexter White has been credited with much of the planning and execution of the Bretton Woods conference. The purpose of the two UN-affiliated agencies was to pave the way for an integrated world currency and banking structure. To get there, the IMF would work to stabilize and bolster weak national currencies while the World Bank would provide loans to developing nations. The loans had the effect of swamping those nations in unrecoverable debt, creating destabilized situations to be used by internationalists as pretexts for additional international intervention under the auspices of the UN and its agencies and affiliates.

In recent years, work toward creating a single world currency and world central bank has continued, mainly in harmonizing major regions under a shared currency. This has taken place most notably in Europe where the euro has replaced national currencies. In the Americas, a campaign of dollarization --pegging native currencies to or replacing them with the U. …

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