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The Communist Manifesto


...Communism gave rise to some of the most murderous regimes in the history of the world. As documented in The Black Book of Communism, an important work first published in France in 1997, Marxist regimes led to the death of at least 100 million victims.

"Communism has committed a multitude of crimes not only against individual human beings but also against world civilization and national cultures," writes Stephane Courtoris, one of six co-authors, all of whom describe themselves as former Communists or "fellow travellers" with Communism.

He explains, "The crimes tend to fit a recognizable pattern...the pattern includes execution by...firing squads, hanging, drowning, battering, and, in certain cases, gassing, poisoning, or 'car accidents'; destruction of the population by starvation, through man-made famine, the withholding of food, or both; deportation, through which death can occur in transit (either through physical exhaustion or through confinement in an enclosed space)...or through forced labour (exhaustion, illness, hunger, cold)."

—Terry O'Neill in
The absurdity of blaming all religion for September 11
REPORT Newsmagazine, Jan.21, 2002, p. 2

...I then determined the lowest estimates and the highest estimates of democide, and arrived at what I call a "prudent" figure depending on various factors. I concluded hat during the twentieth century governments killed at least 80 million people and possibly as many as 300 million, but the most likely number is about 170 million.

—Prof. Rudolph Rummel, University of Hawaii,
at his DEMOCIDE web site:

Much of feminist ideology appears familiar to anyone who knows at least a little bit about communist ideology.  A good number of feminists have solid communist backgrounds, such as Betty Friedan, who was (perhaps still is) for many years a functionary of the Communist Party of the USA.  Many feminist university professors involved in women's studies confess to and proudly boast of their affiliation with communist ideology, for which they use the euphemism Marxism.  Furthermore, one of the most influential factions of feminism, Marxist- or socialist-feminism, openly declares its colours and is recognized as such, either communist or Marxist.  Travelers who went to Russia and discussed the relationship between feminism and communism with older Russian citizens found out to their astonishment that many Russians consider Bolshevism and feminism to be synonyms and that the Russian revolution is considered by them in fact to have been a feminist revolution. (See also Matriarchy in USSR — off-site)
    That appears to be born out by the fact that the vast majority of the victims whose lives were taken, for instance, in the purges in Russia were men.

How many died?

In the original version of his book The Great Terror, Robert Conquest gave the following estimates of those arrested, executed, and incarcerated during the height of the Purge:

Arrests, 1937-1938 - about 7 million
Executed - about 1 million
Died in camps - about 2 million
In prison, late 1938 - about 1 million
In camps, late 1938 - about 8 million

Conquest concluded that "not more than 10 percent of those then in camp survived." Updating his figures in the late 1980s based on recently-released archival sources, he increased the number of "arrests" to 8 million, but reduced the number in camps to "7 million, or even a little less." This would give a total death toll for the main Purge period of just under ten million people. About 98 percent of the dead (Gendercide Watch's calculation) were male.

Gendercide Watch

See also:

  • The Soviet Government's Holocaust, by Michael Chapman, an article in which Michael Chapman reports that at the time Hitler came to power, "In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration—riddled with communist sympathizers and agents, as Soviet and U.S. documents now confirm—officially recognized the Soviet government," that "Lenin and Stalin had already killed more than 12 million "enemies of the state" before Hitler and the Nazis took power in 1933,"   and that "Many of the camps were still operating under Mikhail Gorbachev."
  • From the website of the The Soviet Story:

    The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust.

    “The Soviet Story” is a story of an Allied power which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Assisted by the West, this power triumphed on May 9th, 1945. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe’s most murderous regime has never been told. Until now…

    DVDs of the documentary can be purchased through Amazon.com, but the documentary is also accessible free-of-charge on-line.

    See a review of the documentary on the soviet holocaust or democide, the definition of democide being the extermination of a people by its government. It is estimated that during the height of the Stalinist purges, men comprised 98 percent of the 8-million people that were being exterminated in just two years, 1937 and 1938.

The impact of the massive genocide that occurred, fueled by substantial financial and technical aid from financial interest groups in the US, is reflected in the demographics for Russia.

Russia, 1991, Population (in millions); Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base

Ukraine 1991, Population (in millions); Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Data Base

Those demographics in Russia and Ukraine show that men were being targeted for extermination.  However, the selective targeting of men in those two countries under communist rule is by no means much worse than comparable selective targeting of men for 'extermination' in countries in the 'free' Western world. [Caution: Because the page at that link contains a large number of graphs, it'll take some time to load.]

What all countries in which men comprise a relatively small sector of the population have in common — even and especially those that have traditionally been held to be peaceful — is that feminism made its greatest advances in them.

No doubt, removing men from the families by whatever means will surely destroy families.  For that reason it appears to be only proper to gain a better understanding of the causes of the feminist hostility towards the family in terms of the communist ideological roots of modern feminism.

The Manifesto of the Communist Party

By Karl Marx/Friedrich Engels 

Excerpt (German-language source

Translated by Walter H. Schneider

Written December 1847/January 1848.

Published as a single brochure in London, England in February/March 1848.

The text presented here is a translation from the last edition of the German text provided by Friedrich Engels in 1890.

Translator's Note: An English version of the Communist Manifesto is accessible at the web site of the Communist Party of the USA.  As the English-language version shown at the web site of the Communist Party of the USA contains a considerable number of footnotes pertaining to differences between it and various German-language editions of the Manifesto, I thought it to be appropriate to produce a translation of the portion of the Manifesto that specifically addresses the issue of the family. —WHS

...However, don't argue with us by using your common perceptions of freedom, education, rights, etc. to measure the abolition of the citizens' ownership of property.  Your ideas by themselves are the result of production- and property-ownership circumstances, just as your right is nothing other than the will of your class, elevated to law, a will whose content is an outcome of the material living conditions of your class.

|478| You share a specific concept with all foundered ruling classes, whereby you transform your production- and property circumstances from historical -- in the course of production transitional -- circumstances into eternal natural laws and laws of reason.  What you conceive as the traditional concept of property, as feudal property rights, you must no longer consider for the rules governing the property of citizens. 

Abolition of the family!  Even the most radical get riled up about this shameful intention of the communists.

What is the present family based on?  On capitalism, the acquisition of private property.  It exists in all of its meaning only for the bourgeoisie, but it finds its complement in the enforced lack of families of the proletarians and public prostitution.

The family of the (41) bourgeois naturally falls by the way-side with this, its complement, and both will vanish when capitalism vanishes.

Are you accusing us that we want to end the exploitation by parents of their children?  We confess to that crime.

But, you say, we abolish the closest relationships, by putting social education in place of the domestic one.

And, isn't your education, too, determined through society?  Through the social circumstances, within whose scope (42) you educate, through the direct or indirect involvement of society, by means of the education system, etc.?  The communists are not inventing the influence of society on education, they are only changing its character, they tear education away from the influence of the ruling class.

The common turns of speech about family and education, about the close relationships of parents and children become the more revolting the more as a result of burgeoning industrial development the family ties for the proletarian are torn apart and children are simply transformed into articles of trade and instruments of labour.

But you communists want to introduce the community of women, the whole chorus of the bourgeoisie shouts into our face.

The bourgeois sees in his wife nothing but an instrument of production.   He hears that the instruments of production are to be exploited cooperatively and naturally can't think of anything else but that the lot of cooperativeness will also affect the women as well.

|479|  He has no clue that what this deals with is to abolish the status of women as nothing other than instruments of production.

As an aside, nothing is more laughable than the moral outrage of our bourgeois about the alleged official  communal women of the communists. The communists don't have to introduce the concept, it has almost always been in existence.

Our bourgeois, not satisfied that the wives and daughters of the proletarians are at their disposal, not to mention official prostitution, find their main amusement in mutually seducing their wives.

The bourgeois marriage is in reality the community of the wives.  One could at best accuse the communists that (43) instead of a hypocritical, hidden one, they want to introduce an official, open-hearted women's community (44).  Furthermore, it goes without saying that with the abolition of the present circumstances of production the women's community that results from it, that is, official and unofficial prostitution, will vanish as well.

The communists have been accused, furthermore, that they want to abolish the fatherland, the national identity.  The workers don't have a fatherland.  It isn't possible to rob them of what they don't have.  Because the proletariat must first of all conquer political rule, elevate itself to a national class (45), constitute itself as a nation, it will itself be national, even though by no means in the meaning of the bourgeoisie.

The nationalistic segregation and oppositions of whole people are already vanishing more and more with the evolution of the bourgeoisie, with free trade, with the world market, with the uniformity of industrial production and its corresponding circumstances of life.

The rule of the proletariat will cause them to vanish even more.  United action, at least of the civilized countries, is one of the first conditions of the liberation of the proletariat.

To that extent, just as the exploitation of one individual through another will be abolished, so will the exploitation of one nation by another be abolished.  Along with the contrast between the classes internally within a nation (46), so will the hostile attitude of nations fall, too.

|480| The accusations raised by religious, philosophical and ideological points of view against communism deserve no more elaborate mention.

Does it require deep insight to comprehend that when the living conditions of people change along with their social relationships, their social existence, that their ideas, views and concepts -- in a word -- their consciousness too will change?

Does the history of ideas prove anything other than that the spiritual production evolves along with the material?  The ruling ideas of any given era were always only the ideas of the ruling class.

One speaks of ideas that revolutionize a whole society; with that one expresses only the fact that within the old society the elements of a new one evolved, that the  dissolution of the old ideas keeps in step with the dissolution of the old living conditions.

When the ancient world was foundering, the old religions were conquered by the Christian religion.  When the old Christian ideas had to concede in the 18th century to more enlightened ideas, the feudal society  fought its death struggle with the then revolutionary bourgeoisie.  The ideas of freedom of conscience and religion were nothing other than the rule of free competition in the area of knowledge. (47)

"But," one will say, "religious, moral, philosophical, political, judicial ideas, etc. naturally modify themselves during the course of the evolution of history.  Religion, morality, philosophy, politics, justice always maintained themselves in this process of change.  In addition, there are eternal truths, such as freedom, rights, etc., that are common to all social circumstances.  However, communism eradicates the eternal truths, eliminates religion, morality, instead of reforming them, it therefore contradicts all previous historical developments."

What does this accusation reduce itself to?  The history of all of society up to this time moved within class opposites that manifested themselves variedly in different eras.  Whatever form it took, the exploitation of one part of society through another is a fact that all past centuries had in common.  It is no wonder, therefore, that the social consciousness of all centuries, in spite of all diversity and differentiation, moves within certain common forms, |481| in (48) forms of consciousness that will dissolve only when all class contrast vanishes completely.

The communist revolution is the most radical break with the traditional circumstances of property; no wonder that in its evolution the most radical break is made with traditional ideas.

However, let's leave the objections of the bourgeoisie against communism.

We already saw above that the first step in the workers' revolution is the elevation of the proletariat to the ruling class, the fight to win democracy.

The proletariat will use its political rule to gradually tear all capital away from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production under the control of the state, that is, the proletariat -- organized as the ruling class -- and to proliferate the mass of forces of production as quickly as possible.

Naturally, that can happen first of all only by means of despotic interventions in property rights and in the circumstances of production of the citizens, therefore, through measures that seem economic insufficient and untenable, that nevertheless will in the course of the movement grow beyond themselves and are unavoidable as a means to turn over the whole manner of production.

Of course, these measures will accordingly be different for varying countries.

The following measures could fairly universally be applied for the most-developed countries:

1. Expropriation of land and application of income derived from land for State expenditures.

Much Canadian land is in the hands of the State, and more and more legislation is being created to give the State the power to acquire more control of land.  That is now being done in the name of environmentalism and the protection of endangered species.
    The Canadian government steadfastly refuses to consider incorporating property rights into the Canadian constitutional rights. —WHS

2. Heavy, progressive taxation.

According to the Fraser Institute, an average of about 57 percent in taxes is being extracted from the average Canadian income.  The Canadian tax burden grows inexorably as we try to cope with the ever increasing burden of generous social program and out-of-control Government spending. —WHS

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

It may seem that Canadians still have the right to inherit property.  The reality is that inheritance taxes, probate court fees and capital gains taxes remove a large portion, often all, of the value of inherited property, sometimes leaving heirs in a position where they must fork over money to the State in excess of the value of inherited assets. —WHS

4. Confiscation of the property of emigrants and rebels.

Upon leaving Canada, emigrants are forced to deposit 40 percent of the value of their assets held world-wide, to secure the government's cut on their property, with the final value to be determined after the fact.  Nevertheless, exceptions to that rule are being made in the case of extremely wealthy families when they move their assets from the increasingly hostile financial Canadian climate to greener pastures.
    Rebels, that is, people who are deemed to behave politically incorrect, are being dealt with through human rights tribunals.  Politically incorrect behaviour, such as a mayor's tardiness in declaring a Gay Pride Day, will in that fashion be punished by subjecting them to the capriciousness of an advocacy kangaroo court that will result in fines and legal fees that easily run from about $100,000 and upward. —WHS

5. Centralization of lending in the hands of the State through a national bank with State capital and exclusive monopoly.

The Bank of Canada has a firm hold on the money supply and the control of credit. The bank of Canada is not a government institution, it is privately owned. —WHS

6. Centralization of all means of (49) transport in the hands of the State.

Here again it may seem that the State lets free enterprise reign.  However, a very large portion of the cash flow in transportation winds up in the coffers of Revenue Canada.  Not the least of the tax revenue derived from transportation is in the form of a fuel tax at the rate of more than 100 percent of the basic fuel price at the pumps (that rate varies a little with individual provinces).  On top of that, a Goods and Services Tax of seven percent must  be paid on the basic fuel cost as well as on the fuel tax.  Furthermore, eight percent or more must be paid in provincial sales tax in all Canadian Provinces but Alberta. (See: Federal -- Gas Tax Facts; Canada vs. USA Gasoline Prices: 2000-2001; Canadian Taxpayers Federation) —WHS

7. Proliferation of nationalized manufacturing, instruments of production, land clearing and improvement of all land holdings according to a common plan.

Beginning with the Trudeau era, Canada experienced a flood of nationalizing of research, manufacturing and services.  Lately that trend reversed, no doubt at least in part due to attempts by government to solve some of its cash flow crisis.  Thereby publicly owned businesses and industries were sold back to the public.  However, the major motivation in pursuing that trend is most likely the fact that private industry and commerce can be taxed, whereas nothing can be gained by having the State taxing itself and thereby attempting to pull itself out of the hole it dug itself into.
    The total national debt, including the accumulated budget deficit and non-funded liabilities in the Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Old Age Security and Health Care, now runs to $3.5 trillion or about $244,000 for the average Canadian taxpayer (and rising). —WHS

8. Equal mandatory employment for all, construction of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

It seems that there is no overall Canadian plan to force everyone into the labour force.  Aside from the fact that profitable jobs are hard to come by, many people prefer not to work and rather to avail themselves of the benefits to be derived from a life on the dole.
    However, there most definitely is much government support to bring women into the work force, whether they are married or not, regardless of whether they have children or not.  That is being done by punitive taxation for single-income families with stay-at-home moms and by providing tax incentives to single-mother families, or two-income families who avail themselves of daycare for their children. —WHS

9. The consolidation of agriculture and industry, evolution towards gradual elimination of the distinction between city and rurality.

During the interval from the late 19th to the early 20th century it seemed that this goal of Engels and Marx was being achieved in Canada.  However, with the advent of personal transportation and increasing mechanization a reversal of that trend began.  Starting with the end of the Second World War, massive and sustained migration of the rural population into urban areas manifested itself, with most remaining farmers holding second jobs to support their families and farms.
    Today we could not be farther from Marx's and Engels' objective of eliminating the distinction between cities and rural areas if we had tried. 
    Urban sprawl devours preferentially the most valuable farmland at an enormous and accelerating rate.  The Canadian country side is relatively bare of people.  The average age of the Canadian farmer is now in the order of 62 years and rising steadily.
    The trend is towards consolidating smaller family farms into larger corporate farms; some enormously large.  These farms are dependent on artificial fertilizers and, increasingly, on genetically engineered seeds specifically tailored to brand-name herbicides and insecticides manufactured by less than a half-dozen multinational corporations.  These corporations, in turn, appear to be owned by even fewer corporate entities that are all intricately intertwined now, far more so than they even were before and during the Second World War.
    It is interesting to see that particular development take place, given that some of the same large corporate owners were instrumental in financing the Russian revolution and even the rise to power of the Nazis, the rise to power of the UN, and even the rise to power of today's feminist, environmentalist and population-control movements. —WHS

|482| 10. Public and publicly funded education of all children. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form.  Unification of education with material production etc. (51)

Without any question, a State-controlled and publicly funded education system is very much a reality of society in Canada as well as in other developed nations.
    With State-control of funding comes also State-control of the curriculum, along with the abolition of the teaching of the traditional moral and social standards that Marx and Engels abhorred so much.  The driving force for the escalating and accelerating changes in the education curriculum is the UN, which in turn is largely under the control and influence of non-governmental organizations that represent special interest groups (in the order of 1,600 of such organizations) whose members are largely comprised of government-endorsed and -funded radical, extremist gender activists.

Once in the course of the development the class contrasts have vanished and all production is concentrated in the hands of the associated individuals, the official power will lose its political character.  Political power is in its proper meaning the organized power of one class to oppress another.  When the proletariat necessarily unites itself into a class in its fight against the bourgeoisie, makes itself through a revolution into the ruling class and as the ruling class forcibly abolishes the traditional relationships of production, it will with the production relationships abolish the conditions for the existence of class contrast, whatever (52) classes, and thereby its own rule as a class.

The place of the traditional citizens' society with its classes and class contrasts will be taken by an association,  in which the unhindered development of anyone is the unhindered development of all.

So it has come about that the new world order envisioned and designed by Marx and Engels is very much becoming a reality without many shots being fired.  Although it is much slower than Marx and Engels had hoped for, it is nevertheless a revolution.  So far nobody objected very much.  Therefore it has during the last decade been a largely bloodless revolution, although during the interval preceding that communism proved itself to be the most oppressive and bloody of all ideologies that ever afflicted mankind. 
    It is estimated that the total number of people that were deliberately put to death on account of the communist ideology in the world is  at least 170 million.   However, the Manifesto of the Communist Party has become a reality of life in virtually every developed nation on Earth.  Nevertheless, even though communism appears to be somewhat more benign now, that doesn't mean that it has become any less oppressive, as we are beginning to find out, now that it is being implemented full scale through the UN, even though communism appears to have brought to none of its adherents the Utopia that Marx and Engels had hoped for.

All that remains to be done now is to eliminate our national borders.  People like Kofi Annan and Maurice Strong are working hard to bring that effort to its conclusion.  That, too, will be a global reality within just a few years.  After that we will all be people in thrall to the Global State — people without families, without sexual identities, without property, often without sufficient income but with heavy taxes that will become progressively worse, without national identities, without any rights to our children,  without religions other than perhaps paganism, and without God.
    Will we be people who are happy and contented, people with a purpose?  That remains to be seen.  All indications are that we'll become people without spirit and without moral obligations to care for our fellow man, people who are gradually becoming more and more unhappy and dissatisfied.  Can we be happy by being selfish? —WHS

 

Contemporary (or second wave) feminism has aptly been described as "Marxism without economics," since feminists replace class with gender as the key social construct.  Of course, what society constructs can be deconstructed.  This is the feminist project: to abolish gender difference by transforming its institutional source — the patriarchal family.  Certain streams of the Gay Rights movement have taken this analysis one step farther.  The problem is not just sexism but heterosexism, and the solution is to dismantle not just the patriarchal family but the heterosexual family as such.

— F.L. Morton & Rainer Knopff in
The Charter Revolution & The Court Party (p. 75)

 

...all these components of the social reform result from that after thousands of years men and women haven't learnt yet to live the equal rights that they acquired just a few decades ago.  Instead of enjoying their biological differences as a matter of course and thereby to derive mutual benefits, under the slogan of equal rights and in the form of equalization they hammer them all flat.

That it is predominantly children — for their healthy development in need of the security and comfort that families offer — that are left dead in their tracks worries the whole world, but is changed by nobody.

—Karin J—ckel, Ph.D.
Germany devours its children — Families today: Exploited - Burned out
(Original text in German: Deutschland frisst seine Kinder — Familien heute: Ausgebeutet - ausgebrannt, p. 51)

The big question is whether the equalization of the classes is any more beneficial to society than is the equalization of the sexes.  Both are equally devastating, but both together are more than twice as devastating.

Another question is why anyone bothered with fixing what wasn't broken, but after half a century of communist indoctrination, it is hard to convince many people that what the feminists fought so hard to gain during the 19th century was actually pretty good for all of us.  If that seems to be a statement that is far-fetched, then read:

Sex and Power in History, by Amaury de Riencourt, Review

There's No Place Like Work : How Business, Government, and Our Obsession with Work Have Driven Parents From Home, by Brian C. Robertson. Review

See also the Table of Contents for feminism and related issues and the following references:

The Socialist Penomenon

The Socialist Phenomenon, by Igor Shafarevich (English edition 1980, with a foreword by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and now accessible in full and for free at the indicated link)

I came across that book as a result of reading Solzhenitsyn's 1978 Commencement Address at Harvard.  He stated in that,

—.The mathematician Igor Shafarevich, a member of the Soviet Academy of Science, has written a brilliantly argued book entitled Socialism; this is a penetrating historical analysis demonstrating that socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death. Shafarevich's book was published in France almost two years ago [1976, in Russian] and so far no one has been found to refute it.

Igor Shafarevich is a world-renowned mathematician.  I read substantial portions of his book [2008 12 02 -- all of it by now], and I must fully agree with what Solzhenitsyn stated about it.

Solzhenitsyn did not mention feminism as a form of socialism, and neither did Shafarevich in his book, where feminism is not mentioned at all.  Perhaps neither deemed it necessary to state the obvious, namely that socialism favours the female of the human species as much as anthills and beehives favour the females of their respective insect species.  That favoritism is illusory, as it means nothing more than that females do all of the work, and males serve only a single purpose, to diversify the gene pool....(Full Story: Search-engine censorship, socialism, ant hills and female supremacy)

The Socialist Phenomenon makes for chilling reading and is without a doubt true.  It is even more chilling to consider the extent of censorship that is at work in the West, given that it took a world-renowned mathematician during the existence of the former USSR to provide a clear and concise summary of the pertinent issues, while no one in the West, not even the Pope, did anything comparable. 

At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong

Fox News, Thursday, February 08, 2007

Fight Kyoto

by Ezra Levant

Book information

Interview with Ezra Levant, author of the new book Fight Kyoto, transcript by J. L. Jackson, broadcast December 9, 2002 on the Cat Country Radio show Agritalk with Jim Fisher.

Make sure you do not miss the excerpt that deals with Maurice Strong, the real power behind Kyoto: "Maurice Strong: A Dr. Evil-style strategist. Owner of a 200,000-acre New Age Zen colony [in Colorado]. Designer of a proposal to "consider" requiring licences to have babies. The architect of the Kyoto Protocol." It is an eye-opener, especially the strong ties to the powers in Canadian politics. For example: Maurice Strong gave Paul Martin his first job during university break "and made him and his family unimaginably rich."

At Ezra Levant's website there are more links to articles that are based on excerpts from his book.

International Man of Mystery: Who Is Maurice Strong?
The adventures of Maurice Strong & Co. illustrate the fact that nowadays you don't have to be a household name to wield global power. ...

Meet Maurice Strong
Maurice Strong: The new guy in your future! By Henry Lamb January, 1997....
Maurice Strong, "Stockholm to Rio: A Journey Down a Generation."

Maurice Strong, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Earth Council
Earth Council Alliance

Strong, Maurice F., 1929- . Papers, 1948-2000: Guide
Harvard University Library

Dossier - Maurice Strong
... Policy Research. Maurice Strong. Maurice Strong is a senior advisor to United Nations' Secretary General Kofi Anan.

The Earth Charter's Unholy Ark

With today's emphasis on "honoring the past and imagining the future," many see nothing wrong with redesigning the "memories" of the past to reflect their vision of the future. Many environmental visionaries have called for "new stories" that replace the old truths and redirect our values. The message in this new ark serves the purpose well. It puts new meaning into old memories and usurps the honor inherent in the original. But that's part of the UN plan. There is little appreciation for God's law and His treasured covenant (the binding agreement He made with His people long ago) in our pluralistic, postmodern age.

To fill the vacuum, even staunch Communists such as Mikhail Gorbachev call for spiritual revival. They envision a union of religions, all molded and conformed to a global, earth-centered spirituality. The gods, spirits and pantheistic forces of indigenous religions fit right in. Long a promoter of the Earth Charter and its socialist regulations, the former Soviet ruler knows well that strategic visual images inspire the masses and speed transformation. [See The State of the World according to Gorbachev]

So does Maurice Strong, the powerful founder and leader of the Earth Council. Though usually hidden behind the scenes, Strong is no minor player in this global contest for the minds of the masses. He led the UN Environmental Programme, directed the 1972 and 1992 UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, founded Planetary Citizens, directed the World Future Society and founded and co-chaired the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Club of Rome, trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Aspen Institute, a member of the UN Commission on Global Governance, and Senior Advisor to the World Bank as well as to UN Secretary General Kofi Anan [See Towards A Rapid Reaction Capability for the UN].

The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter and the Ark of the Gaia Covenant. Copyright © Terry Melanson.

"The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments."

— Maurice Strong

Earth Charter displayed at United Nations

In 1987, the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development issued a call for creation of a new charter that would set forth fundamental principles for sustainable development. The drafting of an Earth Charter was part of the unfinished business of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
In 1994 Maurice Strong, the secretary general of the Earth Summit and chair of the Earth Council, and Mikhail Gorbachev, president of Green Cross International, launched a new Earth Charter initiative with support from the Dutch government. An Earth Charter Commission was formed in 1997 to oversee the project and an Earth Charter Secretariat was established at the Earth Council in Costa Rica.

Update 2005 06 17:

2. Is the right to water a new concept within human rights’ legislature?
The right to water is explicitly enshrined in two UN human rights treaties - the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well in one regional treaty – the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The Geneva Conventions guarantee the protection of this right during armed conflict.
In addition, the right to water is an implicit part of the right to an adequate standard of living and the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, both of which are protected by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
However, some states continue to deny the legitimacy of this right. In light of this fact and because of the widespread non-compliance of States with their obligations regarding the right to water, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights confirmed and further defined the right to water in its General Comment No. 15.

Adopted on 26 November 2002, this document provides guidelines for States Parties on the interpretation of this right under two articles of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Article 11 (the right to an adequate standard of living) and Article 12 (the right to health).  [Source]

It makes one wonder.  Do only women and children have a right to water and to clean water?  But then CEDAW is not about women's rights, it is about disfranchising men, and the Conventions on the Rights of the Child are not about the rights of children, they are about disfranchising parents, with both of those objectives serving to implement the international agenda for the planned destruction of the family, so that out of the resulting rubble of civilization a global socialist totalitarian state can be constructed.

Canada's Commitment to Earth Worship at the Roots of Rapid Change to Canadian Law

An exploration of the history of the relationship between Maurice Strong and Paul Martin.  Stop Welfare for Politicians -- Cartoon: hogs at money troughMaurice Strong gave Paul Martin his his first job during summer vacation in university, hired him for Power Corporation Canada Ltd. after Martin finished university, and offered Martin a sweetheart deal, the purchase of Canada Steamship Lines, that made the Martin family unbelievably rich.
   Importantly, the article identifies Paul Martin's commitment to support the plan by Maurice Strong, Michael Gorbachev, Kofi Anan and Stephen Rockefeller to impose a universal religion of Earth worship on the world population.  The new-age religion is to replace all others.
   The Canadian government provided millions of dollars in funding for the development and goals of Maurice Strong's new-age religion.  The Canadian federal government also provided a $161 million in contracts to Canadian Steamship Lines, a corporation that has most of its fleet of about 50 ships registered in Barbados and Liberia and that uses shoddy labour practices.
   Maurice Strong was recently appointed as senior advisor to the Prime Minister's Office.  Will he remain in that position during Stephen Harper's reign?
 

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*"Last year [2003], the federal government insisted it had done only $137,000 in business with Martin's Canada Steamship Lines in the previous 10 years. This week [end of Jan. 2004], of course, it was revealed that that $137,000 had actually been $161 million, including $46 million during Martin's tenure as finance minister."
(Source: "There's rot in the ship of state", Edmonton Journal, Sunday 1 February 2004, p. A14)

Liberal Party campaign poster, Canadian federal elections 2004
It did work.  The Liberal Party of Canada won that federal election.  Canada will be red for a while longer.


See also:

THE WAR ON PROPERTY RIGHTS & WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU, by Dr. Michael S. Coffman Ph. D.;  August 23, 2006, NewsWithViews.com

Feminism For Male College Students — A Short Guide to the Truth, by Angry Harry (Off-Site)

Matriarchy in USSR — off-site

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Posted 2000 05 25
Updates:
2000 12 11 (to show quotation from The Charter Revolution)
2000 12 26 (to show demographics for communist countries and quote from Karin J—ckel)
2001 01 21 (minor format changes)
2001 01 29 (more format changes)
2001 02 08 (added references to additional reading)
2001 09 04 (added reference to The Soviet Government's Holocaust)
2002 12 22 (format changes)
2004 03 08 (added more references to related articles)
2006 03 04 (added link to Feminism for Male College Students)
2010 12 07 (inserted note on and link to The Soviet Story)