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The Men Who Run the World

By Irvin Baxter Jr.  (www.endtime.com)

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This article was written some time ago, therefore some of the key players mentioned here may have said their lines and played their parts, then moved off center stage. However the unholy alliances continue to congregate in the wings, each awaiting a cue to step forward for their role in the next act.  The drama is still unfolding .. Also See

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Remember those heady six years when Mikhail Gorbachev dominated world events so completely that Ted Turner said he was the greatest world leader in the last 2,000 years? The Velvet Revolution, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War, the birth of the New World Order, a Nobel Peace Prize and the dissolution of the Soviet Union all occurred in such rapid succession that it almost took our breath away.

Then suddenly he was gone. Did he just burn himself out? Does such a dynamic leader become content to just fade into the pages of history? Or has he perhaps found other ways to pursue the lofty goals of his much-vaunted New World Order?

Gorbachev left the Soviet Union in 1991. He immediately, as though it had already been planned, launched the Gorbachev Fund. He described the Fund as a think-tank whose purpose was to explore the path that global governance should take as mankind progressed into the interdependent global society.

Working with Maurice Strong, General-Secretary of the highly publicized Earth Summit of 1992, Gorbachev founded an international environmental organization called Green Cross International. He also managed to be named president of this new organization. Since that time, environmental issues have asserted their dominance over every business, building project, military activity and individual life.

Green Cross International is no fly-by-night organization. Gorbachev was immediately able to enlist Yoko Ono (widow of John Lennon), Olivia Newton John, John Denver, Carl Sagan and Javier Peres de Cuellar (ex-Secretary-General of the UN) to serve on the board of directors. His two presidential advisors for Green Cross International are Robert Redford and CNN's Ted Turner.


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Who is this Maurice Strong with whom Gorbachev seems to have so much in common? Strong is a Canadian multi-billionaire, an avid believer in global government and a convinced socialist. Interestingly, he owns a 10,000-acre ranch in Colorado that serves as a new-age spiritual retreat for believers in universal spirituality. A Zen Buddhist temple has been built there, Zoroastrians have a worship center there, as well as many other like-minded New Age cults. (More at the End of The Page]

Kofi Annan

W-Ted-KofiThe deeper we investigate, the stranger this story becomes. In the early 90’s, President Clinton became unhappy with the operation of the United Nations. He claimed the organization was in desperate need of reform. Using the U.S. veto, he blocked the appointment of Boutros Boutros-Ghali for a second term as UN Secretary-General. He then handpicked his successor--the present Secretary-general, Kofi Annan.

Annan proceeded to create a new position at the UN--Under Secretary-General for UN Reform. He then announced the person chosen to reform the United Nations, preparing it for world governance in the emerging 21st Century. Why were we not surprised when he chose New Age, globalist, socialist Maurice Strong?
 

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IPS Note: In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize for the UN, Secretary General Kofi Annan said: 'The idea that there is one people in possession of the truth, one answer to the world's ills, or one solution to humanity's needs, has done untold harm throughout history - especially in the last century.' He went on to quote from the world's major religions seeking to show that, as the Hindus are taught: 'Truth is one, the sages give it various names.' He concluded by thanking the Nobel Committee for proclaiming 'that the only negotiable route to global peace and cooperation goes by way of the United Nations'.

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Ted Turner
In the meantime, Gorbachev admirer Ted Turner believes so strongly in the destiny of the UN that he decided to give the largest single gift ever granted to an organization. He announced that he would bestow $1 billion dollars to advance the UN's mission. This is the same Ted Turner that has controlling interest in Time Warner, which has now entered into partnership with America Online (AOL).


Al Gore
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Once Strong joined Annan at the UN, it was decided that a visit to the White House would be in order. The U.S. Congress was refusing to pay close attention to $1 billion in back dues to the UN. This had been done in order to prod the UN into accomplishing the needed reforms. Strong was asked to accompany Annan to the White House in an attempt to obtain payment because Strong had a very close friend in the Clinton administration--Vice-President Al Gore. Both Strong and Gore are avid environmentalists and globalists. Of course, Gore is the author of his now famous environmental book, Earth in the Balance. [Also See Gaia]

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Timothy Wirth
Ted Turner didn't want his $1 billion UN contribution to be wasted. He needed someone to administer the proper distribution of the donation. Timothy Wirth, serving as Under-Secretary of State for Global Affairs in the Clinton State Department, accepted the job. However, when we see how intertwined the U.S. and the UN really are, it becomes clear that, when Wirth left the U.S. State Department to administer the grant, he was still working with the same people toward the same goals.


Bill Clinton
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Let's pause a moment to pull this web of power together. President Clinton handpicked Kofi Annan; Annan appointed Maurice Strong; Strong is a good friend of Al Gore; Strong works hand-in-hand with Mikhail Gorbachev; Ted Turner is presidential advisor to Gorbachev; Turner donates $1 billion dollars to the UN; Wirth leaves the Clinton administration to work for Turner.

You have to admit that this is getting interesting! But believe me, we have only scratched the surface.

Strobe Talbott
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In 1992, Strobe Talbott wrote an article for Time magazine, entitled, "The Birth of the Global Nations." In the article he stated that U.S. sovereignty as we have known it will cease to exist in the 21st Century. He asserted that all nations would soon answer to a single global authority. But why should we care at all what Strobe Talbott says?

Talbott has been very close to President Clinton for a long time. They were roommates while attending college as Rhodes Scholars in London. When Clinton took office in 1993, one of the first things that he did was to make Strobe Talbott Deputy Secretary of State. Talbott has been the key foreign policy advisor to Clinton throughout his entire administration. So one of the most powerful members of the U.S. State Department believes that United States" sovereignty is soon to be over!


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Where in the world does Strobe Talbott come up with these outlandish ideas? It's interesting to notice that Robert Muller published a book in 1991 titled The Birth of a Global Civilization. In 1992, Talbott wrote his article, "The Birth of the Global Nation." It appears that Muller's book was what inspired Talbott's article. At least, the principles set forth in Muller's book certainly sound like the ideas advocated by Talbott.

So who is this Robert Muller? He worked in the UN for thirty-eight years as Assistant UN Secretary-General to three Secretary-Generals--U Thant, Kurt Waldheim and Javier Peres de Cuellar. He wrote so prolifically about the future of the United Nations that he was given the name "Prophet of the UN."

Another of Muller's books New Genesis-Shaping a Global Spirituality, reveals Muller's extreme interest in spiritual things. During one conversation that I had with Muller, he stated that the world had gone as far toward unity as politics could carry it. He asserted that total world unity could only be completed by coming together spiritually. That belief is what inspired him to write New Genesis.

Another of Muller's outstanding achievements is the writing of his World Core Curriculum. He authored the World Core Curriculum in order to provide young people with the global education that he felt they need to compete in our increasingly interdependent world. Muller credits the teachings of Alice Bailey and the Tibetan teacher Djwhal Khul for providing the basis for the World Core Curriculum. [Read More About Robert Muller]

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Alice Bailey

Who is this Alice Bailey? In the early 1920’s she founded a publishing company called Lucifer Publishing Company (You may have heard of Lucifer!). Bailey used her "demonic" publishing company to disseminate her radical New Age ideas around the world.

Most people were not inclined to seriously consider adopting views produced by Lucifer Publishing. When the negative effects of the company's name became apparent, Bailey shortened the name to Lucis Trust. Amazingly, Lucis Trust was headquartered at the United Nations Plaza for many years. Recently, it was moved to Wall Street.


Djwhal Khul
Of this entire mysterious web, the identity of Djwhal Khul is the most bizarre. Djwhal Khul never existed. He was Alice Bailey's spirit guide. Think of it! The Assistant Secretary-General to three Secretary-Generals of the UN crediting a "spirit guide" and Lucifer Publishing for his inspiration. No wonder the United Nations is so effectively carrying out Satan's plan of one-world government!

So how does all this work? Djwhal Khul inspires Bailey; who inspires Muller; who then writes the World Core Curriculum to train our children. In the meantime, Maurice Strong operates his New Age ranch, complete with a Zen Buddhist temple, while reinventing the United Nations, preparing it to rule the world.

Having a hard time believing all of this? I don't blame you. It is absolutely incredible, but it's true!

[Read More About Alice Bailey,  Djwhal Khul and The Lucis Trust]

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Robert Muller stated to me that he felt it was a pity that the political leaders of the world were able to meet and talk daily at the UN while the spiritual leaders of the world would hardly speak to each other. He pointed out that the constant dialogue, which takes place at the UN, had enabled the world to speak together and act together as the World Community.

Muller, the "Prophet of the UN,” believed that an organization should be created that would do for religion what the UN has done for the political world. Since Muller had expressed this idea to me, I was not surprised to hear a couple of years later that the United Religion Initiative had been launched. Robert Muller, employee of the UN for thirty-eight years, was one of the three original signers of the Initiative.

Another signer of the original United Religions Initiative was Bishop William Swing, Episcopalian Bishop of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Swing has become the driving force behind the United Religions. He also was one of the speakers at Mikhail Gorbachev's Global Forum in 1996.

Also in 1996, Bishop Swing traveled the world to assess the level of support among the religious leaders of the world for a United Religions effort. He met with the Dalai Lama, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, the Pope and Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria, the Vatican's Director of Inter-Religious Dialogue. What he heard in his discussions convinced him that the time for a United Religions Initiative had arrived. [See Footnote on the Dalai Lama]

Swing has been holding conferences and working diligently since that time. As a result, the constitution for the United Religions Initiative will be signed June 26, 2000--the 55th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Constitution. That date was chosen because Swing hopes that the United Religions can do for religion what the United Nations has done for the nations of the world. He hopes that ongoing religious dialogue can slowly bring about an agreement of thinking among the religions until a level of global spirituality can be achieved.

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Cardinal Francis Arinze
Cardinal Arinze is the Pope's representative for inter-religious affairs. Arinze and Swing have worked together in advancing Interfaithism. Some people believe that Cardinal Arinze could become the next pope upon the death of Pope John Paul II.

See The Two Faces of Catholicism   and   WCC and Pope John Paul


Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II is very much a player on the world geopolitical scene. In the new Catechism of the Catholic Church (Item #841), the Pope stated, "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims: these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day." With this statement, Pope John Paul II came down solidly on the side of Interfaithism.

He also is a longtime friend and partner of Mikhail Gorbachev. On March 9, 1992, the New York Times carried an article by Mikhail Gorbachev titled, "My Partner, the Pope."

In U.S. News and World Report on May 18, 1992, an interesting article was published under the title "Papal Promoter." This report stated, "Pope John Paul II is promoting Mikhail Gorbachev--to be the ideal presiding officer of a United Europe."


Strange, strange, strange
Who would have dreamed that Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, Pope John Paul II, Maurice Strong, Ted Turner, Strobe Talbott, Robert Muller, Alice Bailey, Djwhal Khul, William Swing and many, many others are working together to usher in a new age New World Order?

The Mystery of Iniquity certainly is already working, and it will soon culminate in the one-world government and one-world religion prophesied in the Bible. It is nothing short of THE ANTICHRIST CONSPIRACY!

[See ] The Antichrist]

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Footnote I: Maurice Strong

Spiritual Community in Crestone, Colorado... The U.S. News & World Report carries a section called “Sacred Places”. In it a November 16, 2007 article entitled A Spiritual Community Takes Root talks about how in the late 70s, Hanne (called a “visionary”) and Maurice Strong, who owns 200,000 acres around Crestone, donated land “with the intention of creating a sanctuary for the world's religions”. The article goes on to say..

    “The result has been remarkable, with diverse spiritual groups living in close proximity and intermingling. At the Christmas mass at the Roman Catholic monastery, whole rows get taken by Buddhist monks in their flowing robes. Hindu nuns in saris umpire local baseball games. When American Indians held a medicine wheel ceremony this summer, the offerings to the four directions were made by a Shinto priest, a Christian nun, a Buddhist nun, and a Hindu yogi”.

    Tibetan Buddhism scholar Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche finds that having so many living masters in residence makes the area now the world's best place to practice and meditate… Sister Kaye, a Carmelite nun, finds it validating to live amid so many faiths. When she wakes before dawn to pray, she sees a fire already lit at a Hindu ashram across the hillside and thinks she is not alone: Others are devout; others have made selfless vows and aspire to the same sanctity she wishes for herself. And she begins her day thus heartened.

Some experience an

    “… enhanced sense of life's interconnectedness without benefit of clergy. Surrounded by 19 major religious groups, it's the air even skeptics there breathe—this feeling of living in a larger universe.

    Rabbi David Cooper, author of the bestselling God Is a Verb, suggests that in Crestone is occurring a strange next step in human spirituality: "post-religion," in which one can benefit from religion without being a believer/congregant”. [http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/sacred-places/2007/11/16/a-spiritual-community-takes-root.html]

The nationalcenter.org provides a dossier on Maurice Strong, which says in part..

    “In the early 1970s, U.N. Secretary General U Thant tapped Strong to organize and direct the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. The conference came to be known as the first Earth Summit. In the following year, Strong became the first director of the U.N. Environment Program. These two U.N. positions marked the beginning of Strong's methodical march toward global governance.

    Strong's most significant role at the U.N. to-date has been his position as Secretary General of the 1992 U.N. Conference on the Environment and Development, the Rio Earth Summit. In the opening session of the Rio Earth Summit, Strong commented: "The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security." Interestingly, Strong had initially been blocked from participating in the conference by the U.S. Department of State. When Strong learned of this, however, he persuaded then-President George Bush to overrule the State Department.

    Maurice Strong is also involved in the U.N. Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Through his work in UNESCO, Strong promotes Gaia, the Earth God, among the world's youth. Strong is also the director of The Temple of Understanding in New York. He uses The Temple to encourage Americans concerned about the environment to replace Christianity with the worship of "mother earth."

    Strong also directs the U.N.'s Business Council on Sustainable Development. Under his leadership, the council tries to affect peoples' lives through U.N. policies that attempt to reduce the availability of meat products; limit the use of home and workplace air conditioners; discourage private ownership of motor vehicles; encroach on private property rights; and work to reduce the number of single family homes”. [http://www.nationalcenter.org/DossierStrong.html]

And quotes Strong as saying

    "The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security." -Maurice Strong at the 1992 Earth Summit.

    "[The Earth Summit will play an important role in] reforming and strengthening the United Nations as the centerpiece of the emerging system of democratic global governance." -Maurice Strong quoted in the September 1, 1997 edition of National Review magazine. [PLACE IN TEXT]
     

Strong is also the director of The Temple of Understanding in New York.
 

Footnote II: The Temple Of Understanding...
founded in 1960 by Juliet Hollister, with the support of a distinguished group of “Founding Friends,” which included Eleanor Roosevelt, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir Zafrula Khan, H.H. Pope John XXIII, Anwar al-Sadat and H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama, among others”. [http://www.templeofunderstanding.org/wwa_who_we_are.html]

The Temple is located in New York City, and has maintained a strong presence at the United Nations, organizing workshops, lectures and major events including hosting the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the UN in New York (1995).

     “As a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, the TOU is an active member of the NGO community working on the inside of the United Nations to advance social justice”.

According to it’s site, “The Temple Of Understanding has led the way in interfaith education and advocacy for over 48 years” and is dedicated to  

  • developing appreciation of religious and cultural diversity
  • educating for global citizenship
  • expanding public discourse on religion and spirituality
  • creating a more just and peaceful world

In their own words…

    “We educate youth and adults both cross culturally and inter-religiously for global citizenship and peaceful coexistence; advocate for acceptance and respect for religious pluralism by the worlds governing bodies; and actively continue our role in the Social Justice Movement”.
    [http://www.templeofunderstanding.org/wwa_who_we_are.html]

The design of the Temple building is suggestive of the worldview which inspired its construction

     “A pamphlet published by the Temple's corporation prior to the building's completion explains its architectural symbolism : radiating from [the] central hall will extend six wings, each to represent one of the six religions of the world which are international in scope. Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam.' The central hall is capped by a glass dome shaped like a cut diamond; this dome remains constantly illuminated at night 'in order to indicate, symbolically, that even while the world sleeps, the light of understanding continues to shine.' The priesthood which helped to create and operate the Temple of Understanding is the United Lodge of Theosophists of New York, through the tax exempt Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing Company)." (Insert mine). (www.despatch.cth.com.au/Articles_D/wcrp_report2.htm)

Their Juliet Hollister Award given

    “In order to honor our founder's achievements and to support and affirm the work of religious figures who integrate interfaith values into their place of worship and secular figures who promote greater understanding of spiritual values in areas such as the arts, education, government, science, law and the environment…”.  [http://www.templeofunderstanding.org/wwd_history.html]

Awardees include Her Majesty Queen Noor, Maestro Ravi Shankar, Nelson Mandela, and (no surprises here) Rev. James Parks Morton, Fr. Thomas Keating and the Dalai Lama.
 


Footnote III: The Dalai Lama...
Not exactly what he says he is and certainly not what he is popularly made out to be. There is something very sinister behind this smiling ‘Man of Peace”.  He believes in and teaches on the coming of the Maitreya, that some legends equate  with Kalki, the doomsday avatar of Vishnu and which the Bible calls the antichrist.. Certainly many, including the Tibetans, believe that this Maitreya is not as friendly as Crème makes him out to be. The Dalai Lama has initiated thousands of people into the Kalachakra initiation, part of which is the Shambhala myth which prophecies and promotes, a “holy war” (Shambhala war) by Buddhists against non-Buddhists, in which “supremely ferocious warriors will throw down the barbarian hordes” and “eliminate” them. The Kalachakra texts say that the 25th Kalki king will emerge from Shambhala with a huge army to vanquish "Dark Forces" and usher in a worldwide thousand-year Golden Age. And who are these ‘Dark Forces’? Reportedly, Shri Kalachakra I. 154 says “Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mani, Mohammed and the Mahdi” are characterised as the “family of the demonic snakes”  See The Dalai Lama.    [PLACE IN TEXT]

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