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Nelson Mandela's Group of Global Elders a Who's Who of Pro-Abortion, Pro-Population Control Movement
LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/23/07 | John Jalsevac

Posted on 07/23/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT by wagglebee

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - World famous opponent of South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, celebrated his 89th birthday last Wednesday by announcing the formation of a Global council of elders, known simply as "The Elders."

So far The Elders includes Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Muhammad Yunus, Ela Bhatt, Graca Machel, and, of course, Nelson Mandela. 

The group of high-profile international leaders is intended to be an independent body of "wise" men and women that will use their combined experience to solve any of the host of problems currently facing the "global village". "The only agenda of The Elders is that of humanity," reads The Elders' website.

"I see The Elders as a small but independent group that may fill an existing void in the world community," said Elders member, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter. Carter claimed that the group is "almost impervious to the consequences of outside criticism." Members of The Elders cannot currently be in political office, with the intent of creating a non-partisan body.

Nevertheless, while some would debate the notion that the members of the group are 'non-partisan' in the first place, what is more certain is that its members are by and large united by a common commitment to radical social liberalism and population control.

The Elders is the brainchild of British entrepreneur Richard Branson, owner of Virgin, and singer Peter Gabriel, who together approached Mandela about the project a number of years ago. According to The Times Online, the pair has already raise £9 million for the group, which will be used for its first three years of operation.

"This group can speak freely and boldly, working both publicly and behind the scenes on whatever actions need to be taken," said Mandela. He continued, outlining The Elders lofty goal: "to support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict, and inspire hope where there is despair."

However, with one of the primary figureheads of the group being the Anglican priest Desmond Tutu, who is well known to pro-life and pro-family advocates for his vociferous support of "family planning," including abortion in certain circumstances, and for criticizing the Catholic Church for its teachings on homosexuality and contraception, it is unlikely that The Elders' agenda will be as innocuous as Mandela's statement indicates.

"I'm not particularly reassured by that group," said Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition, Canada and vice-president of International Right to Life. "Given that almost all of the members of the group are well-known, powerful figures in pro-abortion, pro-population control, pro-everything else circles, I can imagine what sort of 'wisdom' they plan on offering the world. Personally, I think the world would be a much better place without that sort of wisdom."  

"The fact that they are touting themselves as the world's wise men is simply a big joke. I would rather refer to them as the wise-guys. That's closer to the truth," he said.

Austin Ruse, the president of C-Fam, a non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institute focusing on international social policy, had similar remarks about The Elders. “Rather than ‘the Elders’, the group should be called the Crotchety Left Wing Gasbags," said Ruse. "I am certain they will only bloviate on radical social policy. Only the hard left could cook up something so cringe-worthy.”

The group also includes the former head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Gro Bruntland, who, during her stint as Director-General of the WHO pushed for abortion, contraception, and population control under the euphemism of "reproductive health" and women's health 

Kofi Annan, another member of The Elders, is one of the world's foremost defenders of population control, and has long supported same-sex "marriage" and human cloning. At the Cairo+5 sessions in 1999, Annan stated that "since Cairo" the world understands "we have to stabilize the population of this planet.... There is a limit to the pressures our global environment can stand. One form of pressure is the sheer size of the world's population." Annan's solution to this "pressure" is the now entrenched agenda of the UN - to pressure countries around the world to allow for abortion and contraception on demand.

Even more astonishingly, The Elders has welcomed Li Zhaoxing, the former Foreign Minister of communist China, as one of its "wise" men. Zhaoxing was the foreign representative for a country that is known for extensive human rights abuses, including a coercive one-child policy that has resulted in forced abortion and forced sterilizations. In one question and answer session at the Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc. in 2000, Zhaoxing responded to questions about the one-child policy by stating that it is an admirable policy worthy of emulation elsewhere.

"Generally speaking," said Zhaoxing about the one-child policy, "this policy reflects the interests of the nation and people support it. And we really don't know why some politicians in this country (America) don't. I believe if they go to China and see for themselves, they would have a different idea."

Other Elders include Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who, during her tenure at the UN, was one of the most outspoken proponents of homosexuality and abortion under the guise of protection from discrimination based on "sexual orientation" and "reproductive rights." Another member, Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela's wife, has pushed for universal access to contraception as being an integral part of "women's health." Nelson Mandela himself also has a pro-abortion record, and has in the past proved himself an advocate of the pro-homosexual movement.

The Elders have not yet announced the particulars of what, exactly, they plan on doing, but have indicated that they are embarking on a several month-long process of forming an agenda for the group.

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

United Nations Chief Kofi Annan Endorses Human Cloning
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/oct/041021a.html

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan Supports Homosexual 'Marriage'
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2003/aug/03080501.html

Kofi Annan Enthusiastically Accepts Award from Radical Abortion Promoters
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/mar/04030403.html

MARY ROBINSON RESIGNS FROM UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2002/mar/02031805.html ;

In 1996, Mandela signed into law one of the world's most pro-abortion laws
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2001/nov/01112003.html

See the Elders website
http://www.theelders.org/



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I wonder if the Clintons are offended to be excluded from this group.
1 posted on 07/23/2007 3:28:47 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/23/2007 3:29:36 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 07/23/2007 3:30:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
That's a nice collection of murderers, communists, child-rapists, and genocidal maniacs he's got there.

Put the whole parade of human leftovers on a bus and push it off a cliff.

4 posted on 07/23/2007 3:34:45 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: wagglebee
"almost impervious to the consequences of outside criticism."

They are not allows to wear hearing aids? I guess this means they can't even hear each other.

5 posted on 07/23/2007 3:35:08 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: wagglebee

Barf! It sounds like we have people dispensing out their evil beliefs, referring to the beliefs as wisdom, and hoping we unenlightened ones will follow their every advice. Reality check: The only ones that are going to follow the advice of these turds in a teapot is members of the UN, hard core liberal politicians, and leftist morons over at sites like Daily Kaos and the DUmp.


6 posted on 07/23/2007 3:51:49 PM PDT by Pinkbell (I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order. - Mike Pence)
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To: wagglebee

Is this a sequel to that low-grade flick:

“The League of Extra-National Socialists” ?


7 posted on 07/23/2007 4:01:56 PM PDT by mikrofon (Where's Sean Connery?)
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To: wagglebee

sounds like a star trek plot in the making.


9 posted on 07/23/2007 4:08:39 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Pinkbell

Agreed! And exactly WHY is Nelson Mandela not still in prison? (of course if ignorance and incompetence were crimes, Jimmy Carter would be his cellmate...)


10 posted on 07/23/2007 4:25:05 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: wagglebee

The Counsel of Doom.


11 posted on 07/23/2007 4:26:50 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Frank_2001; Pinkbell
And exactly WHY is Nelson Mandela not still in prison?

Let's get one thing straight, I don't think ANY of us believe that Mandela's imprisonment for opposing Apartheid was just. However, he should be back in prison for the crimes that he, his ex-wife and his associates have committed since his release.

12 posted on 07/23/2007 4:28:07 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Absolutely! That ex-wife of his is an especially nasty one...


13 posted on 07/23/2007 4:29:59 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: SteamShovel

“almost impervious to the consequences of outside criticism.”

playing right in to the league of zimbabwe bob

“absolutely impervious to the consequences of any criticism.”

why isnt he with them???


14 posted on 07/23/2007 4:38:14 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: isom35

“Mr. Sulu, target their location and fire at will.”


15 posted on 07/23/2007 4:40:14 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Mesage to Al Quirda:
“Please do not touch those “world leaders”, it is not true that they hate your guts, want to wipe you out. Tis is just false rumor started by been Ladin.”


16 posted on 07/23/2007 4:57:53 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: seamole

Not Global Elders, Global ElderLEYs


17 posted on 07/23/2007 5:05:47 PM PDT by RedMonqey ( The truth is never PC)
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To: wagglebee; Frank_2001

I don’t know a whole lot about Mandela. What sort of crimes did he commit?


19 posted on 07/23/2007 10:59:30 PM PDT by Pinkbell (I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order. - Mike Pence)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


20 posted on 07/24/2007 5:05:28 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Pinkbell

For one, he was just another sleazy communist terrorist in prison for terrorist activities when communist sympathizers of the world elevated him out of the slime.

P.S. Heard Mike Spence talk on radio yesterday, very articulate advocate for us all.

8mm


21 posted on 07/24/2007 5:08:33 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

Not radical enough for the Clintons.


22 posted on 07/24/2007 5:32:31 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: wagglebee

This is downright frightening.


23 posted on 07/24/2007 5:34:53 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!)
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To: wagglebee

I recently read “The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulations as a Basis for Social Policy” by Thomas Sowell. The book was actually published in 1995 but is equally relevant today. He argues that the liberal elite, consisting of all the usual suspects, prefer to impose their social vision on the masses because they consider their wisdom to be superior to that of the little people. He contrasts that with the more conservative idea that the best social change occurs when millions and millions of people make small decisions in their own lives and collectively create incremental change in doing so. For the elite, there are no limits on what can be done. For conservatives, there are always limitations and trade-offs. While the conservative position would appear to be more dour, it is also more realistic. I would recommend the book.


24 posted on 07/24/2007 10:36:06 AM PDT by beejaa (HY)
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To: wagglebee

The “who’s who” of the worlds fools.


25 posted on 07/24/2007 2:45:00 PM PDT by wjcsux ("You leave out God, and you substitute the devil."- Winston Curchill)
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26 posted on 07/24/2007 9:16:55 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Coleus

It’s astonishing how such a group of liars, con men, jaspers and communists could have come so far in the world.


27 posted on 07/24/2007 10:35:50 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer (I'm a billionaire! Thanks WTO and the "free trade" system!--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: seamole
CREEPY!
To me, it looks like a caldron.
28 posted on 07/26/2007 8:35:41 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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“Global Council of Elders”. I just got a run of the tingles down my spine!


29 posted on 07/26/2007 8:37:20 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

THE SECOND CROW!


30 posted on 07/26/2007 8:39:16 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: himno hero

See keyword Third Sector


31 posted on 07/26/2007 8:41:47 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: MountainFlower

A bunch of buzzards!


32 posted on 07/26/2007 8:42:46 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

remember the 2 crows I told you about? this is the group was the second crow.


33 posted on 07/26/2007 8:50:48 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: wagglebee

>>>>The Elders

Sounds frightening reminiscent of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”. That was a Russian, literary forgery.

Elements of the text in the Protocols appears to be plagiarized from an 1864 pamphlet, Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu (Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu), written by the French satirist Maurice Joly.

Emphasis: Machiavelli


34 posted on 07/26/2007 8:54:25 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Meet the real enemy of our War on Terror.


35 posted on 07/26/2007 8:56:14 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Coleus

Machiavelli


36 posted on 07/26/2007 8:57:52 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wagglebee

How cute, the bought Google Ad Words:

Sponsored Links
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See Nelson Mandela
announce The Elders.
www.theElders.org


37 posted on 07/26/2007 8:59:21 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wagglebee
The Elders lofty goal: "to support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict, and inspire hope where there is despair."

You know, that leaves it WIDE OPEN doesn't it!!!

38 posted on 07/26/2007 9:24:48 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: Calpernia

What is the blue thingy in the center of the photo?

You are right, this article explains more than they intended.

Why am I not surprised at all the people who are strarving to death around the world, waiting for the UN food.

A bunch of front men, for us to fuss about, while the real elites continue with the agenda.


39 posted on 07/26/2007 9:40:26 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Today is a good day for working on some heavy praying. The world needs God to hear them.)
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To: ovrtaxt

ping


40 posted on 07/27/2007 5:56:12 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Globalist scum.

History will be as unkind to these people as it is to Stalin.


41 posted on 07/27/2007 6:03:28 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: wagglebee
Here is their boss.


42 posted on 08/05/2007 10:47:50 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: wagglebee

ROTFLOL. This is rich. A group of bumbling idiots.


43 posted on 08/05/2007 10:48:29 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: rbosque

The Council of Nothings is more like it.


44 posted on 08/05/2007 10:50:16 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: freekitty

Yup. Bunch of dolts.


45 posted on 08/05/2007 3:01:39 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: wagglebee

The Elders = The Freak Show


46 posted on 04/10/2008 4:03:00 AM PDT by Brucifer (G. W. Bush "The dog ate my copy of the Constitution.")
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