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Salon Acknowledges "Elites' Strange Plot to Take Over the World"
New American ^ | Sunday, 29 September 2013 16:30 | Charles Scaliger

Posted on 10/01/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT by robowombat

Sunday, 29 September 2013 16:30 Salon Acknowledges "Elites' Strange Plot to Take Over the World" Written by Charles Scaliger

Every once in a great while, someone in the globalist camp makes a spectacular admission against interest, to the effect that there really is — as patriotic organizations like The John Birch Society have long maintained — a plot to set up world government and to subordinate to it the sovereignty of all independent nations, including the United States.

In the 1960s, it was Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley’s revelations about a secret international organization laying plans for world federalism — first in his magnum opus Tragedy and Hope, and later in a slimmer and more focused tome The Anglo-American Establishment — that galvanized American patriots to warn against a conspiracy to erect a world government. In 1974, Columbia University professor Richard Gardner, eventual U.S. ambassador to Italy and Spain and member of the Trilateral Commission, observed in a famous article in Foreign Affairs, “The Hard Road to World Order,” that world government could best be created piecemeal, via an “end run around national sovereignty” that would look to casual observers like a “booming, buzzing confusion” but would succeed far better than an “old-fashioned frontal assault.”

In general, though, such candid admissions have been hard to come by, mostly because those who favor some form of world government fear arousing the wrath of the American people. World government, after all, would amount to a total disavowal of the Declaration of Independence, and would lead in the long run not to some kind of enlightened global federal republic, but to world socialism and the extinction of liberty.

Nevertheless, Salon’s Matt Stoller apparently feels that the 20th-century drive to create world government — obvious in hindsight — is now far enough in the rearview mirror, and the institutions that stemmed from it enough of a fait accompli, to be worthy of open discussion in one of the Web’s most influential magazines. Stoller, be it noted, is an accomplished left-wing journalist and former senior policy advisor for prominent Democrat congressman Alan Grayson. Stoller has written for Politico and Reuters, in addition to Salon, and has been a writer and consultant for the show “Brand X with Russell Brand,” featuring the quirky British comedian.

In a September 20 Salon article entitled “Elites’ Strange Plot to Take Over the World,” Stoller spelled out much of what The John Birch Society and other patriot groups have been ridiculed for believing for decades. Writing of events that have been “written out of liberal historical memory,” Stoller introduces Salon readers to Clarence Streit, a Rhodes Scholar-turned elite journalist who, in 1939, published an influential but now scarcely-remembered tome, Union Now: A Proposal for an Atlantic Federal Union of the Free. In his book, Streit proposed to federate the United States, Canada, the “freedom-loving” nations of Europe, and other English-speaking countries like Australia and New Zealand under an international government designed along the lines of the U.S. government. As other countries adopted the ways of freedom, they would be invited to join, leading eventually to a federal world government — American republicanism on a global scale, as it were.

Union Now became the founding text of a movement known as Atlanticism — the notion that North America and Western Europe ought to be united under a trans-Atlantic government — and soon attracted the support of most North American and Western European political elites. “Nearly every presidential candidate from the 1950s to the 1970s supported it, as did hundreds of legislators in the U.S. and Western Europe,” Stoller claims, since “the context of first World War II, and then the Cold War, made such a proposal sound reasonable, even inevitable.” Indeed, out of the chaos of World War II a number of new international organizations and institutions were created which persist, in some form, to this day: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the dollar as the world’s international currency, the United Nations, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT, which was the predecessor to the World Trade Organization), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

According to Stoller, NATO was in many respects the cornerstone organization, upon which the rest of the envisaged transatlantic government could eventually be built. The rise of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc provided a convenient pretext; the Atlantic Union was the only possible way to protect the West from Communism:

Faced with a Soviet threat, it seemed only natural to think that the next step after all of this institution-building was an Atlantic Union. Richard Nixon in 1966 supported the “Atlantic Union resolution” as a “forward-looking proposal which acknowledges the depth and breadth of incredible change which is going on in the world around us.” President Dwight Eisenhower, upon leaving office, thought such a trans-Atlantic union was inevitable, and argued it could cut massive Cold War defense costs by half. Eugene McCarthy, just before entering the presidential primary race against Lyndon Johnson (who did not support the measure), cosponsored the resolution in the Senate. Bobby Kennedy, George McGovern and Estes Kefauver were ardent believers. Even Barry Goldwater supported it; Ronald Reagan was the only major national figure in the Republican Party who opposed it, and Lyndon Johnson was a significant opponent in the Democratic Party.

While more or less overt attempts to set up an Atlantic Union faded after the Cold War reached a crescendo in the ’70s and early ’80s, Stoller notes with satisfaction that most of the architecture of international agreements, and the assumptions that guide modern foreign policy, were wholly shaped by Cold War-era Atlanticism:

The institutional framework of a world government composed of Western European and American states remains far more potent than we like to imagine, even beyond the security apparatus revealed by Snowden’s documents. For example, in every major free trade agreement since NAFTA, U.S. courts have been subordinated to international tribunals, which operate according to rules laid out either by the World Trade Organization, a division of the World Bank, or by a division of the United Nations known as UNCITRAL (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law). These tribunals rule on consumer, labor, and environmental questions — not just trade. And they are trans-national, much as the supply chains of Apple, Ford, Toyota, or any other multi-national corporation are, or the technology that Google, Microsoft, or IBM promote all over the world.

There are other deep links. The Basil banking accords seek international harmonization of capital standards. Why? It’s not clear what the benefits are of having global standards for what banks should do. But the global elites push onward, regardless, towards a one world solution. And lest one think this is just theoretical, the Federal Reserve supported the European Central Bank with unlimited swap lines during the financial crisis, lending as much as $500B to the ECB in 2008 and 2009. European and other foreign banks drew liberally from the New York Federal Reserve’s discount window. The Fed became the central banker to the world.

In other words, thanks to precedents set during the Cold War, we have effectively lost sovereignty in matters of trade and finance, and global elites continue to work to solidify the one world economic and financial order, as a prelude to world government in other sectors.

Although Stoller may be unaware of it, the notion of Atlanticism, or a limited global federation of “freedom loving peoples” as a prelude to more comprehensive world government, was certainly not original to Clarence Streit. Thanks to the work of Quigley, we know that the “Round Table” groups set up at the beginning of the 20th century in England and the United States worked for precisely such a goal. One of their most influential members, eccentric British billionaire Cecil Rhodes, was particularly desirous of such an outcome, and founded — among other things — the Rhodes Scholarship program as a way of identifying potential elite players to enlist in the effort.

Streit, as we have seen, was a Rhodes Scholar; he was also involved in the Versailles peace negotiations after World War I that involved many other early globalists like Walter Lippman and Edward M. House. It is unclear to what extent Streit was “in the know” as far as the ultimate designs of 20th century globalist insiders, but there is no question that the agenda laid out in Union Now — and warned about by John Birch Society founder Robert Welch and other discerning patriots for decades — was the brainchild of far more powerful men than he.

Like Carroll Quigley, Stoller cannot resist taking a few jabs at the American “right wing” who criticized the Atlanticists’ program. Echoing similar claims in Tragedy and Hope, Stoller chides American patriots for their supposedly reflexive and unenlightened anti-Communism:

The far right hated this idea. Gunthler Klincke of the Liberty Lobby called it a scheme for a socialist world government, and Myra Hacker of a group called the “American Coalition of Patriotic Societies,” said proponents of this plan “distrust and despise the American citizen” and that it was a plan for “national suicide.” Though the proposal for Atlantic Union has been written out of liberal historical memory, there are echoes of this episode in right-wing rhetoric about One World Government. The irony of this is that, as liberals gently chuckle at right-wing paranoia about what they perceive as an imagined plot to create a world government, it is the conservatives who have a more accurate read on history. There was a serious plan to get rid of American sovereignty in favor of a globalist movement, and the various institutions the right wing hates — the IMF, the World Bank, the U.N. — were seen as stepping stones to it. Where the right wing was wrong is in thinking that this plot for a global government was also a communist plot; it wasn’t, it was motivated by anti-communism. The proponents of the Atlantic Union in fact thought that this was the only way to defeat the USSR.

So, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, we still have NATO, and the rest of the institutions created under the convenient pretext of anti-Communism are still going strong under sundry new justifications. NATO currently oversees the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan and has enlisted many of the former Eastern Bloc nations. North America and Europe have been separately corralled into regional governments masquerading as free trade zones, and efforts to further integrate NAFTA with the European Union continue unabated.

It is important to understand that the drive for global government was not “motivated” by anti-Communism (or by any other –ism, for that matter); rather, it used anti-Communism as a pretext. The ultimate motivation behind the program was and remains greater and greater power, pure and simple — power for a small cadre of vain, self-serving elites who are convinced they can abolish all the ills of this fallen world if only they can wrest enough power from the wretched and ignorant masses to achieve their objectives.

The threat of global government is as dire as ever. There is nothing benign about the generations-long project to abolish national sovereignty and replace it with some kind of planetary principate, but don’t expect the Matt Stollers of the world to acknowledge that.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
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Interesting that this originated on Salon.
1 posted on 10/01/2013 9:41:53 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Daniel’s 70th week is coming. Things will get much worse before they get better. I don’t plan to be around for the fun.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 9:45:29 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

Daniel’s 70th week is coming.


How soon do you think?


3 posted on 10/01/2013 9:48:53 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: robowombat

It’s the Nazification of America and the world!


4 posted on 10/01/2013 9:49:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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where the salon article?


5 posted on 10/01/2013 9:52:43 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Impy knows that HFA = home field advantage)
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To: robowombat

I used to think people warning for the NWO were crazies...

Sadly they are being proven right day after day after day...


6 posted on 10/01/2013 9:57:13 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: robowombat

The Basil accord? Did he mean Basle?


7 posted on 10/01/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: robowombat
But them they point to the wrong villains.
8 posted on 10/01/2013 9:58:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Here:

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/20/elites_strange_plot_to_take_over_the_world/

FRIDAY, SEP 20, 2013 01:53 PM CDT
Elites’ strange plot to take over the world

A few decades ago, politicians hatched a Tom Friedman-esque idea to unite U.S. and Western Europe. Did it succeed?

BY MATT STOLLER

Elites’ strange plot to take over the world

The idea of a country seems pretty simple. I live in America, and I’m an American. She lives in France, and she is French. The Americans have a president who is their leader, the British have a prime minister, the French have their own president, and so forth.

But the way political decision-making around security issues ricochets around the world, from Western capital to Western capital, is making a mockery of commonly held conceptions of national sovereignty. In recent weeks, a British parliament vote on Syria forced the U.S. president to seek authorization from Congress, while leaked documents detailed extensive cooperation between the intelligence services of the U.S. and other nations. The president of Bolivia was forced to down his plane by Italy and France, just because he joked about having Edwards Snowden on board. And so on, and so forth.

This all demands the question: Why do we hold the conception that we live in separate nation-states? Well, it turns out that this question was actually asked after World War II, and the answer American leaders came up with was … we shouldn’t.


9 posted on 10/01/2013 9:59:01 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat
Stoller introduces Salon readers to Clarence Streit, a Rhodes Scholar-turned elite journalist who, in 1939, published an influential but now scarcely-remembered tome, Union Now: A Proposal for an Atlantic Federal Union of the Free. In his book, Streit proposed to federate the United States, Canada, the “freedom-loving” nations of Europe, and other English-speaking countries like Australia and New Zealand under an international government designed along the lines of the U.S. government.

I'm sure the protection of the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment, would then be extended to all these other countries.

(Do I really need a /sarc tag?)

10 posted on 10/01/2013 10:00:03 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: laplata

No way of knowing, but the way things are accelerating it could be fairly soon.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

Obama is an Enabler, for certain. He’s on the side of Evil and doing everything according to plan.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 10:06:39 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Disambiguator
Here is Streits bio. He made a good living out of his Union Now proposal. He died in , appropriately, Washington DC. Clarence Kirschmann Streit (German pronunciation: [ʃtʀaɪ̯t]; January 21, 1896 – July 6, 1986) was a journalist and Atlanticist who played a prominent role in the Atlantic Movement. Streit, of Palatine German origin, moved with his family to Missoula, Montana in 1911. In Missoula, he founded the Konah, a high school paper that is now one of the oldest in the United States in continuous publication.[2] While a student at Montana State University (now the University of Montana), he volunteered for military service during World War I, serving in an Intelligence unit in France and assisting the American delegation at the Conference of Versailles. He was a Rhodes scholar at University of Oxford in 1920. He married Jeanne Defrance in Paris in 1921, after which he became a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. In 1929, he was assigned to cover the League of Nations in Switzerland, where he witnessed the League's slow disintegration and collapse. That experience, coupled with the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe, convinced him that mankind's best hope was a federal union of democracies, modeled on American federalism. This led him to write Union Now, a book advocating the political integration of the democracies of Western Europe (including their colonies) and the other English-speaking countries at that time (the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa). The book was published in 1938, on the eve of World War II.[3] It had sold over 300,000 copies by 1972.[4] Soon after the book's publication, Streit founded Federal Union, Inc. (later renamed the Association to Unite the Democracies) to promote his vision. In 1949, with William Clayton and Owen Roberts, Streit founded the Atlantic Union Committee, advocating the transformation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) into a political entity. The Streit Council, a successor organization to the Association to Unite the Democracies, was named after him.
13 posted on 10/01/2013 10:14:25 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat
The ultimate motivation behind the program was and remains greater and greater power, pure and simple — power for a small cadre of vain, self-serving elites who are convinced they can abolish all the ills of this fallen world if only they can wrest enough power from the wretched and ignorant masses to achieve their objectives.

Monsters. All of them. The real goal is as Orwell's O'Brien had it: torture for the sake of torture. Slaughter for the sake of slaughter. A boot in a human face forever.

14 posted on 10/01/2013 10:18:22 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: robowombat


15 posted on 10/01/2013 10:23:04 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: robowombat

Anyone who has been near the upper reaches of the military, finance, academia, government bureaucracy, NGOs or elsewhere for the last 50 years could’ve told you as much. I was a spear-carrier under Presidents Carter and Reagan and I know more than the author will probably ever know. It is a fait accompli and has been for decades.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 10:23:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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Within 5-10 minutes you could go find quotes from Popes, Presidents, Prime Ministers and many very powerful men from the past few generations talking about a NWO and global gov’t. This isn’t cracking the enigma code or paranoia or conspiracy theory. It’s a conspiracy and it’s a fact.

I have a very poor record of trying to wake people up through the years. One of the reasons for failure is it sounds too crazy to be true even though the evidence is easy to confirm. Some people feel powerless to stop what’s going on so they don’t want to think about it. Also, it might be scary to others so there’s a powerful defence mechanism that kicks in and they deny any such plan has been in the works.

The evil one has come to steal, kill and destroy. The globalists aren’t being driven by the spirit of God, much the opposite, so what do you think they have in store for us? Wake up, wake up!


17 posted on 10/01/2013 10:23:31 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep in mind that the goal of a world government is the dream of both Jews, Christians, and Shi-ite Muzzies as well as secular humanist collectivists.

Secular humanist collectivists want it under a auspices of a world dictator/thug.

And the others want it under a Messiah/Mahdi figure who will be a truly God-fearing man.

One way or another it’s going to happen. It is up to us as to who is going to run it.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 10:34:20 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: robowombat

“... power for a small cadre of vain, self-serving elites who are convinced they can abolish all the ills of this fallen world if only they can wrest enough power from the wretched and ignorant masses to achieve their objectives.”

Umm, isn’t this the practical objective of ‘communist’ regimes everywhere?


19 posted on 10/01/2013 10:39:23 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"When the author walks on the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right...something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left. For this time it will be God without disguise...it will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up."

~C.S. Lewis

20 posted on 10/01/2013 10:45:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Hayride

bump for later


21 posted on 10/01/2013 10:51:20 AM PDT by w4women ("I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism" - Reagan)
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To: GraceG

>>I used to think people warning for the NWO were crazies...

Sadly they are being proven right day after day after day...<<

I used to think people who denied the warning for the NWO were blind crazies...


22 posted on 10/01/2013 11:34:54 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: kabumpo
The Basil accord? Did he mean Basle?

Probably meant the "Basil Fawlty Accord", since globalists bear a much closer resemblance to him than to genuine statesmen. :)

23 posted on 10/01/2013 11:45:14 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Hayride

And there are idiots who believe everything the elites tell them.


24 posted on 10/01/2013 12:22:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Hayride
Wake up a do what? Glen Beck recommends prayer but even he has lately started to mention the forbidden words ‘civil disobedience’. He still keeps uttering the ‘no violence’ mantra but in reality one will lead to the other. Civil disobedience takes real guts and determination and unlike the Amish we won't have the media and entertainment industry cheering us on.
25 posted on 10/01/2013 12:27:13 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Keep in mind that the goal of a world government is the dream of both Jews, Christians, and Shi-ite Muzzies as well as secular humanist collectivists.

Secular humanist collectivists want it under a auspices of a world dictator/thug.

And the others want it under a Messiah/Mahdi figure who will be a truly God-fearing man.

One way or another it’s going to happen. It is up to us as to who is going to run it.

It's going to happen, all right. In fact, it's happening right now. But who runs it is up to God (and - spoiler alert - evil ain't the answer).

What we get to decide, each one of us individually and just for ourselves alone, is what side we're on - and we decide before the end comes by how we live our lives. Self-selection. It's totally fair.

You'd be amazed at how many people plan on "lawyering" their way out of destruction. It would be amusing if it weren't so serious. After all, what "argument" can a piece of sand make, when mixed with iron filings, at the moment a giant magnet is waved over it?

26 posted on 10/01/2013 12:48:28 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: robowombat

It may or may not have been about anti-communism at one time, but the opposite is the inevitable result it seems.


27 posted on 10/01/2013 2:04:05 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: robowombat

“Wake up a do what?. . .”

If enough people were even decently informed, it could stop a lot of criminal, treasonous monkey business. For example, what percentage of the population do you think know how the Fed works?


28 posted on 10/01/2013 3:06:23 PM PDT by Hayride
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