Special thanks to Tom
DeWeese for this editorial
The Dark Side of
By Tom DeWeese
There are many faces of
globalism and it comes with many names, but in all cases
the goal of globalism is to erase national borders,
eliminate national sovereignty, reduce national
identities and move toward global governance through the
The European Union is the prime example of the results
of globalism, where once-proud nations have surrendered
famous currencies like the deutsche mark, the franc and
the lira. It’s where ancient cultures like Greece and
Rome have erased their borders and buried their cultures
to be led by a Union of Socialists with loyalty to
nothing but the drive for more and more power.
Yet it’s done in the name of equity, economic prosperity
and ecological integrity. Globalism is sold to the
unsuspecting public with words like free trade, open
borders and environmental protection, but it’s really
about redistribution of wealth; your wealth.
It’s about erasing national borders and national
sovereignty. And it’s about top-down control, not
necessarily by elected officials, but by special
interests called Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s),
which are only sanctioned by the United Nations.
Globalism calls for a wrenching transformation of our
society, away from representative government and
independent nations to the establishment of a global
village with global citizens. The entire plan is
outlined in detail in the UN’s Agenda 21, a treaty
signed by then-President George Bush at the UN’s Earth
Summit in 1992.
You’ve heard some of the terms used to implement that
treaty. The Wildlands Project is one. Smart Growth is
another. The Wildlands Project calls for the
“re-wilding” of 50% of all of the land in every state,
restoring everything back to the way it was before
Christopher Columbus stepped foot on the continent. In
other words, the elimination of human presence on over
50% of the American landscape.
Smart Growth is the plan to herd us all into specific
human habitat areas, out of the suburbs and our
beautiful yards and into crowded cities and high rises.
As one smart growth advocate gleefully put it: “It will
be the humans in cages with the animals looking in.”
Both of these schemes are part of an overall agenda
called “Sustainable Development.” If you remember
nothing else, remember these words. Sustainable
Development. And remember that Sustainable Development
is your enemy.
What is it? Imagine an America in which a specific
“ruling principle” is created to decide proper societal
conduct for every citizen. That principle would be used
to consider everything you eat, what you wear, the kind
of home you live in, the way you get to work, the way
you dispose of waste, the number of children you may
have, even your education and employment decisions. That
“ruling principle” is Sustainable Development.
The goal of Sustainable Development is to transform the
world into feudal-like governance by making NATURE the
central organizing principle for our economy and
This is what Sustainable Development policy advocates:
“Nature has an integral set of different values
(cultural, spiritual and, material) where humans are one
strand in nature’s web and all living creatures are
considered equal. Therefore, the natural way is the
right way and human activities should be molded along
nature’s rhythms.” This quote comes from the UN’s
An international agenda has been set in motion,
beginning with the United Nation’s treaties and
agreements. That agenda is now working its way down
through federal to state to local government policy. It
is now the official policy of the United States
government and every single city, town and small burg in
this nation are working on plans to implement it. There
are no exceptions.
Wherever you live there are an average of 10 to 18
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working directly
with your elected councilmen and commissioners on plans
for your community to determine:
How your property will
How business may
operate in the community (indeed which businesses may
The type of housing
that may be built,
Where roads may or may
not be run,
How food is to be
How labor is to be used
and how your children are to be educated.
The plan is to change
your way of life to fit into the new global society.
According to Sustainable Development policies, air
conditioning, convenience foods, single-family housing
and cars are among the products, habitats and modes of
transportation that have already been determined to be
Add to them, ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing
fields, logging, dams and reservoirs, and power line
construction, as outlined in the UN’s Biodiversity
Treaty (also a product of the Earth Summit) and you can
get the full picture of America under Sustainable
Across this nation people are already suffering under
Sustainable Development policies as they are losing
their homes, their jobs and, in some cases, whole
communities under this wrenching transformation of our
society in the name of the global village.
There has never been a single vote in Congress to create
Sustainable Development. It’s all done through cleverly
rearranged wording of existing programs and budgets,
using UN treaties as guidelines. It’s all under the
Sustainable Development is anti-property rights.
Anti-free enterprise. It is anti-individual liberty. It
is anti-national sovereignty and national borders. It is
anti-Western culture. There can be no hope of living in
a nation of limited government with Sustainable
Development as official government policy because the
two are diametrically opposed.
Americans would never concede their liberty to Swastikas
or Hammers and Sickles, but tuck it in a green blanket
for environmental protection and we’ll toss it all on
the fire like an old-fashioned book burning.
This is about totalitarianism. It’s about controlling
every aspect of our lives with decisions made by
non-elected committees that will get more powerful and
more oppressive with each passing day and each new
regulation proposed by newly empowered special interest
Sustainable Development is anti-science.
It is anti-knowledge.
It is anti-human.
It is the creed of the mindless savage who seeks brute
force over reasoned thought.
And if we don’t learn of its evil now, if we don’t heed
the warning, if we don’t rip it out of every level of
government policy by its well entrenched roots, then
American life, indeed human existence, as we know it,
will enter a new dark ages of pain and misery unlike any
ever experienced by the community of man.
There is one sure way to stop Sustainable Development
and the globalist movement. I tell it to everyone I
meet, everyday of my life. I tell it to you now. Get the
United States out of the United Nations.
Tom DeWeese is the president of the American Policy
Center, an activist, grassroots think tank headquartered
in Warrenton, VA. The Center maintains an Internet site
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