America and the world stand on the brink of one of the most perilous epochs in this planet’s history.According to the purveyors of conventional wisdom, communism is dead, the Cold War is over, and thegreatest threats to world peace and security are rampant nationalism, inequitable wealth distribution,overpopulation, and environmental degradation. Yet the threat to a just world peace and comity amongnations and peoples comes not from political fragmentation, ozone holes, greenhouse gases, an over-abundance of people, a shortage of natural resources, or even from the frequently offered scenarios of "rogue" elements in the former USSR acquiring control of nuclear weapons.The true, imminent danger to America and to all nations seeking peace and good will stems fromwidespread acceptance of the monstrous falsehood that in order to live in an "interdependent" world, allnation-states must yield their sovereignty to the United Nations. This lie is given dignity by other lies,chief of which is that Soviet totalitarianism has been buried forever.1 A too wide acceptance of thesedangerous falsehoods is resulting in: 1) a massive transfer of wealth from the taxpayers in the West tothe still-socialist governments of the East that remain under the control of "former" communists; 2) thegradual but accelerating merger or "convergence" of the U.S. and Russia through increasing economic,political, social, and military agreements and arrangements; and 3) the rapidly escalating transfer of power — military, regulatory, and taxing — to the UN. Unless the fiction underlying thesedevelopments is exposed, national suicide and global rule by an all-powerful world government areinevitable."The Bush Administration,"
magazine noted on September 17, 1990, "would like to make the U.N.a cornerstone of its plans to construct a New World Order."2 That observation merely stated theobvious. In his speech to the nation and the world on September 11, 1990, Mr. Bush stated: "Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a new world order — can emerge...." He proceeded toannounce his hopes for "a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders."3 It becameabundantly clear to veteran students of "world order" politics that a major new push for worldgovernment had begun. Only a few years ago, any such attempt would have flopped miserably. Duringthe 1970s and 80s, the UN’s record as an enclave of spies, a sinkhole of corrupt spendthrifts, and ananti-American propaganda forum for terrorists, Third World dictators, and Communist totalitarians, hadthoroughly tarnished its carefully manufactured image as mankind’s "last best hope for peace."From 1959, when the UN could boast an 87 percent approval rating, the annual Gallup Poll showed acontinuous decline in popularity for the organization. By 1971, a Gallup survey reported that only 35percent of the American people thought the UN was doing a good job. By 1976, Gallup claimed that thesupport had dropped to 33 percent. In 1980, it declined further to an all-time low of 31 percent. "At nopoint since ," said Dr. Gallup referring to his latest figures, "has satisfaction with the overallperformance of the world organization been as low as it is today."4 The John Birch Society’s long andfrequently lonely billboard, bumper sticker, petition, letter-writing, and pamphleteering educationalcampaigns to "Get US out! of the United Nations" had made good sense to many Americans.In the early years of the Reagan Administration, UN-bashing became positively respectable, evenfashionable. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Jeane Kirkpatrick could be seen and heard almost dailydenouncing the world body’s anti-Americanism, tyranny promotion, and fiscal profligacy. Editorialsopposing UN actions and the organization itself began appearing with frequency in local and regionalnewspapers, and occasionally even in major national news organs.Anti-UN sentiment had already reached the point in 1981 that veteran UN-watcher Robert W. Lee couldreport in his book,
The United Nations Conspiracy
: "Today the UN is increasingly regarded not as a