World Enemy No. 1 _ There is a lot of competition for that title. Some names that jump to mind are Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Hugo Chavez, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ban Ki-moon and, I’m sure you could add others to the list. But, probably none have had more global impact of Maurice Strong. A self-proclaimed life long socialist, he is often refered to as the father of international environmentalism and the father of the global warming scare and the father of the UN’s Agenda 21 and its goal of “sustainable living”.
Let’s learn more about Maurice Strong. From this source we are told that he was born in a small town in Manitoba, Canada; a child of the Great Depression. In 1947, he took a job as a junior security officer at the UN offices in New York City. The following year, at the age of nineteen, Strong was hired as a trainee by a brokerage firm where he eventually became an oil specialist. He eventually took a job with Dome Petroleum and 1956 he set up his own firm, M.F. Strong Management. By 1976 Strong was appointed to head Canada’s newly created national oil company, Petro-Canada and later he was named Chairman of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, the holding company for some of Canada’s principal government-owned corporations.
So, how did this entrepeneur and businessman become a rabid environmentalist? From the same source linked above we learn:
From another source we are told :
… In 1972, Strong was the secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden. Later, he was executive director of the UN Environmental Program.
He has had other positions of influence at the United Nations, including “commissioners of the World Commission on Environment and Development, set up as an independent body by the United Nations in 1983? and senior adviser to secretary-general Kofi Annan.
Here are some quotes of Maurice Strong taken from Key.Wiki:
- “[I am] a socialist in ideology, a capitalist in methodology
- “[The Earth Summit will play an important role in] reforming and strengthening theUnited Nations as the centerpiece of the emerging system of democratic global governance.”
- “The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”
- “Frankly, we may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.”
Are you beginning to see why I see this man as so dangerous? Strong is now 82 years of age and he is not done with us yet. This story from Fox News brings ys up to date.
Maurice Strong, the godfather of global environmentalism and organizer of the United Nations’ 1992 Rio environmental Earth Summit, is making a quiet comeback to the limelight on the eve of that meeting’s successor, the Rio + 20 summit on “sustainable development,” which starts June 20 in Brazil.
His appearance at Rio + 20 is also the latest stage in a Long March through controversy that has kept Strong, a native Canadian who is widely deemed to be one of the key instigators of the global environmental movement, living a low-profile life in China for the past half-decade.
Nonetheless, on Monday evening, Strong was introduced as a “very special guest of honor” at a “Corporate Sustainability Forum” organized by the U.N. Global Compact, a corporate group that has signed onto a variety of U.N. social and development goals. In a brief address, Strong lauded the assembled executives as “the most important meeting of Rio + 20,” and noted the number of corporate representatives attending from “the country where I live, which is called China.”
“If we are going to achieve the world we want, and not just the world we are going to get if we stay on the same course, it’s got to be led by the business community,” he said. “The real actors, the people who are going to make the change are the people in this room.”
I have no doubt that the corporations attending the Rio +20 summit see ways to make a tonne of money at the expense of all mankind. Here is one more Strong quote from the Fox News story:
“Rio+20 must reinforce international efforts to reach agreement and renewal of the Climate Change Convention and its implementation,” he declared.
Yes, I do think that Maurice Strong could be one of the world’s most dangreous men.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
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