Hope To The End .... Religion Index
WHO IS MAURICE STRONG ? .... Leading his New-Age flock to United Religions of the UN
[ Maurice ] Strong is an advocate of world governance via the United Nations,
and Spiritual Governance via the Temple of Understanding in New York City ( next to UN )
and Environmental-governance via the Earth Charter and Gaia Covenant and the Ark of Hope .
He owns a Buddist Meditation Ranch of 100,000 acres in Colorado ( right over the Ogalala Aquafier ...yes,
he is a billionaire Water-Baron ..... and Oil Baron .... just an average kind of guy )
A quote from Maurice Strong ......
"isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"
M. Strong -- 77 in 2007
Strong, now 77, is best known as the godfather of the environmental movement, who served from 1973-1975 as the founding director of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi. UNEP is now a globe-girdling organization with a yearly budget of $136 million, which claims to act as the worlds environmental conscience. Strong consolidated his eco-credentials as the organizer of the U.N.s 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, which in turn paved the way for the controversial 1997 Kyoto Treaty on controlling greenhouse gas emissions
Head of Earth Council ... changing the world from cozy to nosey
Behind UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan stands the powerful Canadian multi-billionaire Maurice Strong. The founder of both the World Economic Council and Planetary Citizens, he has served as director of the World Future Society, trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Aspen Institute, and a member of the Club of Rome. As head of the Earth Council, he began to prepare an Earth Chartera global code of conduct based on global values and radical environmental guidelines.
Strong led the 1992 "Earth
Summit" in Rio de Janeiro (United Nations Conference
on Environment and Development). It produced the controversial Biodiversity
Treaty and Agenda 21
the monstrous plan for reorganizing the world along
environmental guidelines. One of his offices is only
two blocks away from the White House.
Fascist Economics ( Government and business in partnership)
Articles pertaining to the Strong-Martin relationship ( Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin ) by Lorne Gunter from the Edmonton Journal :
"The announcement last week that Martin was courting Maurice Strong -- the first president of Petro-Canada and the godfather of the Kyoto accord -- to be senior environment adviser in the Prime Minister's Office is more than concrete enough to eradicate any and all goodwill Martin's comforting words to date may have purchased.
"Strong may not have been present at the birth of the National Energy Program in 1980; but as the founding president, chairman and CEO of Petro-Can from 1976-78, he was there at its conception.
Strong has been seen as a business genius, even a new breed of executive who combined social justice and environmental concern with making a buck
"Everything that is wrong can, in Strong's mind, be traced to three sources -- industrialization, wealth and free markets. I'd add a fourth -- Christianity -- except Strong never quite comes out and blames it for the world's ills. He merely hints at it with statements such as:
"We are all gods now, gods in charge of our own destiny," which he made in his autobiographical 2000 book "Where on Earth are We Going ?"
Microscoping Maurice Strong
"McDonald went on to describe Strong as "a cross between Rasputin and Machiavelli", "the Michelangelo of networking" and an "international traveling salesman with buts of paper in his pocket".
"It is weird that Strong advocates for world depopulation schemes; tells the unwashed masses that both refrigeration and air conditioning are going to wipe out Mother Earth. Its weird that as a practicing New Ager, Strong dabbles in the occult. Weird is that he didnt know one of the largest American aquifers was sitting right under the 100,000-acre Baca Ranch in Colorado, he ran as a New Age Mecca with his wife Hanne, and that he came to acquire the property through Saudi arms dealer Adnan Koshoggi. "
"The Adventures of Maurice Strong & Co."
By Ronald Bailey Published in The National Review September 1, 1997
Mr. Bailey is a freelance journalist and television producer in Washington, D.C. He is author of
Eco-Scam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse (St. Martin's) and
The True State of the Planet (Free Press).
Maurice Strong, of course. Never heard of him? Well, you should have.
Militia members are famously worried that black helicopters are practicing maneuvers with blue-helmeted UN troops in a plot to take over America. But the actual peril is more subtle. A small cadre of obscure international bureaucrats are hard at work devising a system of "global governance" that is slowly gaining control over ordinary Americans' lives. Maurice Strong, a 68-year-old Canadian (1997), is the "indispensable man" at the center of this creeping UN power grab.
(2006...77 years old)
"He's dangerous because he's a much smarter and shrewder man
[than many in the UN system]," comments Charles Lichenstein,
deputy ambassador to the UN under President Reagan.
"I think he is a very dangerous ideologue, way over to the Left."
COLORADO BACA RANCH ( Ed: conveniently over the Ogalala Aquafier )
After a couple of years, Strong left Petro-Canada for various business deals, including one with Adnan Khashoggi through which he ended up owning the 200,000-acre Baca ranch in Colorado, now a "New Age" center run by his wife, Hanne.
So Strong gave political contributions (of dubious legality) to both parties; George Bush, now a friend, intervened to help him stay in charge of the Rio conference; he was thereby enabled to set a deep green agenda there; and Bush took a political hit in an election year. An instructive tale -- if it is not part of Strong's mythmaking.
It's not a conspiracy, of course: just a group of like-minded people fighting to save the world from less prescient and more selfish forces -- namely, market forces. And though the crises change -- World War II in the Forties, fear of the atom bomb in the Fifties, the "energy crisis" in the Seventies -- the Left's remedy is always the same:
a greater role for international agencies.
Another example of how this selection process operates was the "great civil society forum" convened at the behest of Strong's Earth Council and Mikhail Gorbachev's Green Cross International this past March. Some five hundred delegates met, supposedly to assess the results of the Earth Summit, but in reality to condemn the "inaction" of signatory countries in implementing the Rio treaties. The delegates were selected through a process based on national councils for sustainable development, themselves set up pursuant to the Earth Summit. Membership in these councils means that an organization is already persuaded of the global environmental crisis. So you can bet that the process did not yield many delegates representing business
or advocating limits on government power.
Management over " global commons "
ANOTHER CGG recommendation is that the old UN Trusteeship Council "be given a new mandate over the global commons." It defines the global commons to include the atmosphere, outer space, the oceans beyond national jurisdiction, and the related environmental systems that contribute to the support of human life.
A new Trusteeship Council would oversee "the management of the commons, including development and use of their resources . . . [and] the administration of environmental treaties in such fields as climate change, biodiversity, outer space, and the Law of the Sea."
Yellowstone has been designated a "World Heritage Site."
the greater good outweighs your rights, values and concerns (collectivism)
"If you put yourself in a larger unit, of course, you get some advantages and you give up some of your freedom. And that's what's happening in Europe, that the states of Europe have decided that overall they're better off to create a structure in which they give up some of their national rights and exercise them collectively through the Union."
This example of the European Union, however,
worries Ambassador Lichenstein.
The EU's bureaucracy in Brussels, he complains, "is responsible to no one.
Governments get together -- foreign ministers, finance ministers -- they presumably hand down the guidelines, but don't kid yourself, the bureaucrats are running things."
Editor: Underlining and writing in red, this editor
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Religion and Maurice Strong
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Temple of Understanding
A Spiritual UN http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1309/is_1_37/ai_64830803
Love, Light and Planetary Consciousness
The Crestone/Baca community of centers of the world's religious traditions is currently the largest intentional interfaith ecumenical community in North America. The Foundation has also instigated its own solitary retreat hermitage project, providing the opportunity for individuals to focus on their contemplative practices.
US Commission on International Religious Freedom Meets on Fullers Pasadena Campus
by Connie Kang. Los Angeles Times 1/31/04
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom met on Fullers Pasadena campus Wednesday, January 28
[ 2004 ] . The commission, an independent federal government agency created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, is the first government commission in the world with the sole mission of reviewing and making policy recommendations on the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations abroad.
FRIENDS of MAURICE
Ted Turner's Environmental Hypocrisy -- May 31, 2004
European Green Party
Europe of Tomorrow http://www.eurogreens.org/cms/default/dok/8/8605.proposals_for_the_europe_of_tomorrow.htm
Global Greens http://www.europeangreens.org/info/globalgreencharter.html
NEW AGE MOVEMENT
King Abdullah 2 of Jordan wants 3 major religions to unite -- Feb 2, 2006