1984 -- The Power to Lead
is published. Author James McGregor Burns admits:
"The framers of the U.S. constitution
have simply been too shrewd for us. The have outwitted us.
They designed separate institutions that cannot be unified
by mechanical linkages, frail bridges, tinkering. If we are
to 'turn the Founders upside down' -- we must directly
confront the constitutional structure they erected."
1985 -- Norman Cousins, the
honorary chairman of Planetary Citizens for the World We
Chose, is quoted in
"World government is coming, in fact, it
is inevitable. No arguments for or against it can change
Cousins was also president of the World
Federalist Association, an affiliate of the World
Association for World Federation (WAWF), headquartered in
Amsterdam. WAWF is a leading force for world federal
government and is accredited by the U.N. as a
1987 -- The Secret Constitution
and the Need for Constitutional Change is sponsored in
part by the Rockefeller Foundation. Some thoughts of author
Arthur S. Miller are:
"...a pervasive system of thought control
exists in the United States...the citizenry is indoctrinated
by employment of the mass media and the system of public
education...people are told what to think about...the old
order is crumbling... Nationalism should be seen as a
dangerous social disease...A new vision is required to plan
and manage the future, a global vision that will transcend
national boundaries and eliminate the poison of
nationalistic solutions...a new Constitution is
1988 -- Former Under-secretary of
State and CFR member George Ball in a January 24 interview
in the New York Times says:
"The Cold War should no longer be the
kind of obsessive concern that it is. Neither side is going
to attack the other deliberately...If we could
internationalize by using the U.N. in conjunction with the
Soviet Union, because we now no longer have to fear, in most
cases, a Soviet veto, then we could begin to transform the
shape of the world and might get the U.N. back to doing
something useful...Sooner or later we are going to have to
face restructuring our institutions so that they are not
confined merely to the nation-states. Start first on a
regional and ultimately you could move to a world basis."
December 7, 1988 -- In an address
to the U.N., Mikhail Gorbachev calls for mutual consensus:
"World progress is only possible through
a search for universal human consensus as we move forward to
a new world order."
May 12, 1989 -- President Bush
invites the Soviets to join World Order. Speaking to the
graduating class at Texas A&M University, Mr. Bush states
that the United States is ready to welcome the Soviet Union
"back into the world order."
1989 -- Carl Bernstein's (Woodward
and Bernstein of Watergate fame) book Loyalties: A Son's
Memoir is published. His father and mother had been
members of the Communist party. Bernstein's father tells his
son about the book:
"You're going to prove [Sen. Joseph]
McCarthy was right, because all he was saying is that the
system was loaded with Communists. And he was right...I'm
worried about the kind of book you're going to write and
about cleaning up McCarthy. The problem is that everybody
said he was a liar; you're saying he was right...I agree
that the Party was a force in the country."
9, 1989 -- The
much hated Berlin Wall comes tumbling down, completing the
deliberate dissolution of the U.S.S.R. and of Communism.
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1990 -- The World Federalist
Association faults the American press. Writing in their
Summer/Fall newsletter, Deputy Director Eric Cox describes
world events over the past year or two and declares:
"It's sad but true that the slow-witted
American press has not grasped the significance of most of
these developments. But most federalists know what is
happening...And they are not frightened by the old bug-a-boo
April 11, 1990
-- Russian President Gorbachev announced Russia would join
New World Order.
August 2, 1990
-- Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
August 17, 1990
-- President Bush [Senior] announces that the Iraqi invasion
"shall not stand, because it threatens the New World Order".
September 11, 1990 -- President
Bush calls the Gulf War an opportunity for the New World
Order. In an address to Congress entitled Toward a
New World Order, Mr. Bush says:
"The crisis in the Persian Gulf offers a
rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of
cooperation. Out of these troubled times... a
new world order can emerge in which the nations
of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper
and live in harmony.... Today the new world is
struggling to be born."
September 25, 1990 -- In an
address to the U.N., Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze describes Iraq's invasion of Kuwait as "an act
of terrorism [that] has been perpetrated against the
emerging New World Order." On December 31, Gorbachev
declares that the New World Order would be ushered in
by the Gulf Crisis.
October 1, 1990 -- In a U.N.
address, President Bush speaks of the:
"...collective strength of the world
community expressed by the U.N...an historic movement
towards a new world order... a new partnership of
nations... a time when humankind came into its own... to
bring about a revolution of the spirit and the mind and
begin a journey into a... new age."
1991 -- Author Linda MacRae-Campbell
How to Start a Revolution at Your School in In
Context. She promotes the use of "change agents" as
"self-acknowledged revolutionaries" and "co-conspirators."
1991 -- President Bush praises the
New World Order in a State of Union Message:
"What is at stake is more than one small
country, it is a big idea -- a new world order... to
achieve the universal aspirations of mankind... based on
shared principles and the rule of law.... The illumination
of a thousand points of light.... The winds of change are
with us now."
February 6, 1991 -- President Bush
tells the Economic Club of New York:
"My vision of a new world order
foresees a United Nations with a revitalized peacekeeping
June, 1991 -- The Council on
Foreign Relations co-sponsors an assembly Rethinking
America's Security: Beyond Cold War to New World Order
which is attended by 65 prestigious members of government,
labor, academia, the media, military, and the professions
from nine countries. Later, several of the conference
participants joined some 100 other world leaders for another
closed door meeting of the Bilderberg Society in Baden
Baden, Germany. The Bilderbergers also exert considerable
clout in determining the foreign policies of their
July, 1991 -- The Southeastern
World Affairs Institute discusses the New World Order.
In a program, topics include, Legal Structures for a
New World Order and The United Nations: From
its Conception to a New World Order. Participants
include a former director of the U.N.'s General Legal
Division, and a former Secretary General of International
Late July, 1991 -- On a Cable News
Network program, CFR member and former CIA director
Stansfield Turner (Rhodes scholar), when asked about Iraq,
"We have a much bigger objective. We've
got to look at the long run here. This is an example -- the
situation between the United Nations and Iraq -- where the
United Nations is deliberately intruding into the
sovereignty of a sovereign nation...Now this is a marvelous
precedent (to be used in) all countries of the world..."
October 29, 1991 -- David
Funderburk, former U. S. Ambassador to Romania, tells a
North Carolina audience:
"George Bush has been surrounding himself
with people who believe in one-world government. They
believe that the Soviet system and the American system are
The vehicle to bring this about, said
Funderburk, is the United Nations, "the majority of whose
166 member states are socialist, atheist, and
anti-American." Funderburk served as ambassador in Bucharest
from 1981 to 1985, when he resigned in frustration over U.S.
support of the oppressive regime of the late Rumanian
dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu.
October 30, 1991: -- President
Gorbachev at the Middle East Peace Talks in Madrid states:
"We are beginning to see practical
support. And this is a very significant sign of the movement
towards a new era, a new age... We see both in our
country and elsewhere...ghosts of the old thinking...When we
rid ourselves of their presence, we will be better able to
move toward a new world order... relying on the
relevant mechanisms of the United Nations."
Elsewhere, in Alexandria, Virginia, Elena
Lenskaya, Counsellor to the Minister of Education of Russia,
delivers the keynote address for a program titled,
Education for a New World Order.
1992 -- The Twilight of
Sovereignty by CFR member (and former Citicorp Chairman)
Walter Wriston is published, in which he claims:
"A truly global economy will require
...compromises of national sovereignty... There is no
escaping the system."
1992 -- The United Nations
Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Earth
Summit takes place in Rio de Janeiro this year, headed by
Conference Secretary-General Maurice Strong. The main
products of this summit are the Biodiversity Treaty and
Agenda 21, which the U.S. hesitates to sign because of
opposition at home due to the threat to sovereignty and
economics. The summit says the first world's wealth must be
transferred to the third world.
July 20, 1992 -- TIME magazine
publishes The Birth of the Global Nation by Strobe
Talbott, Rhodes Scholar, roommate of Bill Clinton at Oxford
University, CFR Director, and Trilateralist, in which he
"All countries are basically social
arrangements... No matter how permanent or even sacred they
may seem at any one time, in fact they are all artificial
and temporary... Perhaps national sovereignty wasn't such a
great idea after all... But it has taken the events in our
own wondrous and terrible century to clinch the case for
As an editor of Time, Talbott defended
Clinton during his presidential campaign. He was appointed
by President Clinton as the number two person at the State
Department behind Secretary of State Warren Christopher,
former Trilateralist and former CFR Vice-Chairman and
Director. Talbott was confirmed by about two-thirds of the
U.S. Senate despite his statement about the unimportance of
September 29, 1992 -- At a town
hall meeting in Los Angeles, Trilateralist and former CFR
president Winston Lord delivers a speech titled
Changing Our Ways: America and the New World, in
which he remarks:
"To a certain extent, we are going to
have to yield some of our sovereignty, which will be
controversial at home... [Under] the North American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA)... some Americans are going to be
hurt as low-wage jobs are taken away."
Lord became an Assistant Secretary of
State in the Clinton administration.
Winter, 1992-93 -- The CFR's
Foreign Affairs publishes Empowering the United
Nations by U.N. Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali,
"It is undeniable that the centuries-old
doctrine of absolute and exclusive sovereignty no longer
stands... Underlying the rights of the individual and the
rights of peoples is a dimension of universal sovereignty
that resides in all humanity... It is a sense that
increasingly finds expression in the gradual expansion of
international law... In this setting the significance of the
United Nations should be evident and accepted."
December 31, 1992
-- Formation of Western Europe as the first nation to be
formed in the global 10-Nation Reorganization Plan.
1993 -- Strobe Talbott receives
the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award for his 1992 TIME
article, The Birth of the Global Nation and in
appreciation for what he has done "for the cause of global
governance." President Clinton writes a letter of
congratulation which states:
"Norman Cousins worked for world peace
and world government... Strobe Talbott's lifetime
achievements as a voice for global harmony have earned him
this recognition... He will be a worthy recipient of the
Norman Cousins Global Governance Award. Best wishes... for
Not only does President Clinton use the
specific term, "world government," but he also expressly
wishes the WFA "future success" in pursuing world federal
government. Talbott proudly accepts the award, but says the
WFA should have given it to the other nominee, Mikhail
April 19, 1993
-- Waco conflagration.
July 18, 1993 -- CFR member and
Trilateralist Henry Kissinger writes in the Los Angeles
Times concerning NAFTA:
"What Congress will have before it is not
a conventional trade agreement but the architecture of a new
international system... a first step toward a new world
August 23, 1993 -- Christopher
Hitchens, Socialist friend of Bill Clinton when he was at
Oxford University, says in a C-Span interview:
"...it is, of course the case that there
is a ruling class in this country, and that it has allies
October 30, 1993 -- Washington
Post ombudsman Richard Harwood does an op-ed piece about the
role of the CFR's media members:
"Their membership is an acknowledgment of
their ascension into the American ruling class [where] they
do not merely analyze and interpret foreign policy for the
United States; they help make it."
January/February, 1994 -- The
CFR's Foreign Affairs prints an opening article by
CFR Senior Fellow Michael Clough in which he writes that the
"Wise Men" (e.g. Paul Nitze, Dean Acheson, George Kennan,
and John J. McCloy) have:
"assiduously guarded it [American foreign
policy] for the past 50 years...They ascended to power
during World War II...This was as it should be. National
security and the national interest, they argued must
transcend the special interests and passions of the people
who make up America... How was this small band of
Atlantic-minded internationalists able to triumph?...
Eastern internationalists were able to shape and staff the
burgeoning foreign policy institutions... As long as the
Cold War endured and nuclear Armageddon seemed only a
missile away, the public was willing to tolerate such an
undemocratic foreign policy making system."
1995 -- The State of the World
Forum took place in the fall of this year, sponsored by
the Gorbachev Foundation located at the Presidio in San
Francisco. Foundation President Jim Garrison chairs the
meeting of who's-whos from around the world including
Margaret Thatcher, Maurice Strong, George Bush, Mikhail
Gorbachev and others. Conversation centers around the
oneness of mankind and the coming global government.
However, the term "global governance" is now used in place
of "new world order" since the latter has become a
political liability, being a lightning rod for opponents of
April 19, 1995
-- Oklahoma City bombing of the Federal Murrah Building.
1996 -- The United Nations
420-page report Our Global Neighborhood is published.
It outlines a plan for "global governance," calling for an
international Conference on Global Governance in 1998 for
the purpose of submitting to the world the necessary
treaties and agreements for ratification by the year 2000.
1996 -- State of the World
Forum II takes place in the fall in San Francisco.
Many of the sessions are closed to the press.
December 31, 1999
-- Washington Monument sprays colored light into the black
night sky, symbolizing the 'impregnation' of the New World
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September 10, 2000 -- The
conclusion of a 13-day summit -- August 28 - September 10,
2000 -- which officially gave birth to the New World Order,
which was 'conceived' 9 months earlier at the Washington
Obelisk in DC. See
cuttingedge.org for details.
September 11, 2001
-- Eleven years to the day after President Bush [Senior]
delivers his speech to Congress entitled Toward a
New World Order,
and 1 year and 1 day after the official birth of the New
World Order, "terrorists" attack and destroy the World Trade Center and
severely damage the Pentagon.
date could also have been chosen to celebrate the birth of
The Knights Templar, formed by 9
European separatists who forbade new members for 9
years in 1111 AD.
September 12, 2001
-- "There is a chance for the President of the United States
to use this disaster to carry out what his father - a phrase
his father used I think only once, and it hasn't been used
since - and that is a new world order." - Senator Gary Hart,
Council on Foreign Relations meeting.
September 13, 2001 -- Deputy
Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says the retaliation [re:
Sept 11] would be continued until the roots of terrorism are
destroyed. "These people try to hide. They won't be able to
hide forever ... They think their harbors are safe, but they
won't be safe forever ... it's not simply a matter of
capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing
the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states
who sponsor terrorism."
October 11, 2001
-- Tom Brokaw (popular US news anchor) announces the world
now has formed into the New World Order.
October 26, 2001
-- President Bush signs legislation into law that gives
Federal Government dictatorial powers and severely -- if not
fatally -- erodes individual liberties and rights.
January 29, 2002
-- Bush, in his State of the Union Address, lists Iraq, Iran
and North Korea as constituting an 'axis of evil, arming to
threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass
destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger'.
September 12, 2002 -- Bush tells
UN that Iraq is a "grave and gathering danger" and that the
US "will not allow any terrorist or tyrant to threaten
civilization with weapons of mass murder".
February 01, 2003 -- Space shuttle
Columbia breaks up on re-entry over Dallas, Texas.
February 2003 -- First reported
cases of SARS. A massive media blitz attempts to create
a pandemic, but by May 2003, only 600 people worldwide have
died. Compared to the Influenza Pandemic of 1917-1919
which killed 800,000 Americans and 25 million people
worldwide, SARS is hardly a pandemic.
March 17, 2003
-- At 8:15pm, EST, President Bush announces a 48-hour
ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to leave the country with his
sons, or suffer the invasion.
March 20, 2003 -- US starts invasion
of Iraq, exactly 555 days after September 11, 2001. The
start of World War III?
February 14, 2006 --
Bill is introduced in the United States House of
Representatives to reinstate compulsory military service.
May 19, 2006 -- Bush
considering creating a
North American Union. Will this replace the United
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