Global Deception: The U.N.’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom written by Joseph A. Klein, a practicing attorney who earned a J.D. with honors from Harvard law school where he studied constitutional law under the late Professor Archibald Cox, is a book that postulates that the United Nations (U.N.) has strayed meaningfully from its original founding principles.
The book has provoked a particularly good example of charge and countercharge, Keith Porter first criticises Klein in a column and Klein gets to respond. Porter responds and Klein has the last word. In this written debate between the author and Keith Porter, director of communication and outreach and executive radio producer for an international affairs policy and educational group in the American Midwest, Klein outlines the original mission of the U.N.
The United Nations was founded to bring sovereign nations together for the purpose of cooperating to solve common problems while taking collective action where warranted against threats to international peace and security.
Klein says the mission of the UN today has evolved:
The globalists (as I refer to them in Global Deception) had a different concept of what the U.N. should be. … they want the U.N. to serve as an instrument of global governance funded by a variety of global taxes.
Porter, who knows many good people working at the U.N. and many intelligent people working for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who work for much less than they would be paid in the private sector, says it’s easy to pick on the U.N.’s lofty goals. He writes:
American critics of the United Nations on the left feel the U.N. is well intentioned but ineffective. Critics on the right amplify the ineffectiveness theme – and they mix in a note of danger about how the U.N. is part of a conspiracy to erode American liberties and supersede national sovereignty in an attempt to take over the world.[ADBLOCKHERE]Porter puts Klein down by saying that you can’t be both ineffective and a threat. Klein lays out his opinion of the U.N.’s threat that is heavily documented about people who thrive on their anti-Americanism. He believes, and offers evidence, that groups within the U.N. are pushing for global taxes, prohibition or severe restrictions on the possession of guns in our homes, exclusive authority to decide when collective military action is needed to repel aggression, and UN proposals for codes of behavior regarding adequate housing, the disabled, labor practices etc.
An example of the push for global taxes is the Kyoto Protocol:
The European Union, led by France, saw the Kyoto Protocol as a means of indirectly taxing the United States for its energy consumption through a formula that overwhelmingly penalized the U.S. vis-à-vis the EU. The global cost of the Kyoto Protocol was estimated at $716 Billion (as of 1999.) The United States would have borne almost two-thirds of the global cost …even though it produces a little under 22% of the world’s GDP and accounts for no more than 25% of the global emissions of carbon dioxide!
Who are the world’s biggest producers of carbon dioxide? China and India, and they would not have been penalized under this protocol. The important thing about the Kyoto Protocol is the tax; $716 Billion that could be split among the “autocrats and the kleptocracy.”
Klein makes a good case for the threat he sees to our sovereignty. It is not an easy book to read, for Klein quotes from the literature and mission statement of many of the globalist organizations. Take the group Association for Progressive Communications:
Our purpose is to “empower and support organizations, social movements and individuals in and through the uses of information and communication technologies to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.”
Klein argues that it is impossible to make a group with a purpose like that accountable. How do you define “meaningful,” what is “equitable,” and what is social justice? The globalist organizations want to define and judge this country. They want power. They are elitist organizations wanting to wield power without being elected.
Klein sees the threat that Porter does not see, because these groups are like piranhas; they get their way a nibble at a time either by compromise or through the stupidity of voters in elections.
If you are unfamiliar with the goals of the globalists, this is a great book that will open your eyes. It should give knowledgeable people ammunition to fight the creep!