Skip to comments.Walter Cronkite Promoted a World Government-1999 Speech
Posted on 07/17/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT by rlmorel
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As a Christian, I can pray for him and his loved ones, and offer what forgiveness it is my part to give. Vietnam Veterans and others will follow their consciences and accept this in their own way, and I will not impart judgement on them.
But it is important to know what kind of man he was, and this speech that he gave in 1999 when receiving the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award tells more about him than all the nightly news broadcasts.
I work with a young man, a pretty intelligent guy in his mid-twenties, and he asked me yesterday in all honesty: "With all the problems in the world, wouldn't it be better to go to a single currency and a single government for the entire world?"
I explained some of the reasons why not, but it was clear he had the idea, and I wasn't going to dissuade him. The point of this story is, there are more liberals out there who believe this, Americans, who are willing to surrender our sovereignty to the likes of the United Nations. This includes our current President and many, MANY holding public office at all levels.
They cannot come straight out and say it as Walter Cronkite did, and I think he only did so because he was getting a bit soft in the head. Most liberals understand they can all feel this way and discuss it at their cocktail parties, but they know they cannot tell Americans how they really feel about this.
There is a generation of liberals who worship Walter Cronkite. We can let him pass without uttering maledictions, and as Christians, pray for him and his family.
But we should also keep in mind who he was, the power he wielded, and what he really thought about America. This speech of his says it all.
It was shameful that one man with a comforting voice could read lines before a camera and cause this country to skew to his line.
Yeah wall to wall coverage for this liberal. Contrast that to Tony Snowe’s death and insults he recieved after death by the liberals.
I remember reading that speech. It started out eloquent enough, but quickly devolves into cheap point-scoring and straw-man religion-bashing.
Cronkite tries to make it look like the only people who would disagree with him are selfish politicians and religious Neanderthals. As opposed to more reasoned disputants.
He’s stuck in the mindset of 1946, when all right-thinking, war-weary people, fed up with nationalism, thought the U.N. and an eventual World Government was the natural destiny of mankind. With a religious fervor equal to that of any millenialist.
He remained blissfully oblivious to what the U.N. turned into. Not to mention the more recent scandals, incompetence and misadventures of the unaccountable Eurocrats.
The problem with the World Government model in reality is that the bigger the government gets, the less representative it becomes and the less accountable to individual citizens. Mark Steyn put it best in one of his columns; showing how politicians who don’t have to worry about local and regional constituents inevitably go rotten.
But ol’ Walter seemed to believe in philosopher kings to the last.
This is interesting. I thought this post would get more hits...I wonder if people see the title and think it is the ranting of some right-wing lunatic (me???)
This is not a hoax-it is a real, honest to goodness documented speech. Most people I don’t think have any idea, but a lot of highly placed liberals do.
The fact that he mentions George Soros so prominently in his speech stains him forever in my mind, the Tet Offensive not withstanding.
He paid homage to the puppeteer, the man behind the curtain, the money guy:
"Let me make three suggestions for immediate action that would move us in a direction firmly in the American tradition of law and democracy...
...#3 Consider, after 55 years, the possibility of a more representative and democratic system of decision making at the U.N.
This should include both revision of the veto in the Security Council and adoption of a weighted voting system for the General Assembly. The World Federalists have endorsed Richard Hudson's Binding Triad proposal.
George Soros, in "The Crisis of Global Capitalism," has given serious attention to this concept which would be based upon not only one-nation-one-vote but also on population and contributions to the U.N. budget.
Resolutions adopted by majorities in each of these areas would be binding, enforceable law. Within the powers given to it in the Charter, the U.N. could then deal with matters of reliable financing, a standing U.N. peace force, development, the environment and human rights..."
Communist Traitor Mole since 1949.
I tried to explain your points to the young man who works for me. The fact that our states (Excluding Hawaii and Alaska) are only 3000 miles at the most from the seat of power in Washington, and we have allowed it to become completely unwieldy and non-representative.
Imagine what it would be like for people like the Aussies, the Chileans and the South Africans if the seat of world government was in Europe, the USA or Asia?
Heck, imagine what it would be like for us.
I tried to explain that government by people using a 3000 mile screwdriver already doesn’t work, imagine a 8000 mile one.
“In your world now of modernism and humanism, socialism, communism, secularism—all of this, My children, is leading to the unification of man into a one-world religion, a one-world church, and a one-world government to the enslavement of mankind, creating a form of mass atheism in the world.” - Our Lady of the Roses, July 25, 1977
I do believe he was a true American at some point. But, as happens so often with liberals, their utopian ideology trumps all, and it turns into some sort of mental disorder.
They drink the Kool-Aid.
Cronkite is what us old timers used to call a PINKO. I’m glad the old SOB is not around anymore.
We should establish some rules for this... funerals... I am already afraid if MADONNA kicks the bucket... it scares me!
Heya FH...how ya doing these days?
That pretty much gave me the creeps there.
This is a little different, I think. This man was a key player in where we are today, for better or worse (in most ways media and societally, worse, I think)
I was completely appalled by the outpouring of chest beating, hair tearing and clothes rending when the likes of Princess Diana and Michael Jackson died.
But I do feel this is different. When Jimmy Carter passes on, I will not shed a tear. But his legacy lives on, and we will discuss it for a while.
Nice to hear from you. All is fine here on Maui. A little warm this time of year but perfect weather most of the time. I think of you every Memorial Day, as you know why, your picture, my poem. Hope the good Lord is treating you well. Aloha
Yes. And I think of you as well!
Funny how that works...:)
The poem you wrote regarding Memorial Day just clicked for me with that photo of the Iwo Jima Memorial and it continues to have an impact on me. I make a point of sending it to people I know, with the proper attribution.
this will give you more creeps..notice the dates...
Yes, but did he believe in the King of Kings? Doesn't seem like it...
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