From the distinguished journalist, William Jasper,
comes this report of
his coverage of Gorbachev's WORLD FORUM in 1996. You will see the kind
of thinking that the ELITES are manifesting in relative privacy.
This is the New World Order crowd, the people behind Bill Clinton and
Hillary.... Can you understand that world depopulation to 10 % of what
it is now IS part of the Globalist agenda? In Heaven's name, please
realize what we are up against! Why does Clinton still have an approval
rating of 60 % of the voters??
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STATE OF THE WORLD FORUM
Global Gorby, by William F. Jasper
. . . an event of another sort (and of arguably much greater
consequence) was getting under way with considerably less attention:
"The State of the World Forum," a planetary confabulation
sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation. Held atop the city's famed Nob
Hill at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel, the forum brought together a
glittering constellation of global notables representing the epitome of
worldly power, prestige, fame, wealth, and influence: presidents,
princes, potentates, philanthropists, poets, philosophers, and poohbahs.
(They meet again this year, 1998---B Weeks)
Who's Who: "The weighty seriousness and ambitious reach of the
conference indicated by the title of the event -- "Toward a New
Civilization: Launching a Global Initiative" -- were underscored by
the list of attendees, a veritable Who's Who of Wall Street, the
Trilateral Commission, the World Economic Forum, the Aspen Institute,
the Council on Foreign Relations, the Club of Rome, the Bilderbergers,
the Politburo, the Commission on Global Governance, the World Future
Society, and other Insider bastions of power.
Among the 400-plus eminent personages from 50 countries who flocked
to the five-day affair (September 27th-October 1st) were former
Secretaries of State James Baker and George Shultz (both co-chairs of
the forum), former President George Bush, former British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher, President Askar Akaev of Kyrgystan, former President
Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, Prime Minister Tansu Ciller of Turkey, Czech
Republic President Vaclav Havel, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney, and South African Vice President Thabo Mbeki.
Additional participants included: Worldwatch President Lester Brown;
New Age gurus Fritjof Capra, Jeremy Rifkin, Willis Harman, Deepak
Chopra, Robert Muller, and Matthew Fox; Marxist poetess Rigoberta Menchu;
Earth Council president and billionaire eco-warrior Maurice Strong;
Microsoft wizard Bill Gates; media mogul Rupert Murdoch; futurists Alvin
Toffler and John Naisbitt; Senator George Mitchell; Archer Daniels
Midland CEO Dwayne Andreas; computer tycoon David Packard; Esalen
founder Michael Murphy; motivation superstar Tony Robbins; Men's
Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer; chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall -- not to
mention Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carl Sagan, John Denver, Shirley MacLaine,
Dennis Weaver, Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, Theodore Hesburgh, Timothy Wirth,
Max Kampleman, Milton Friedman, Randall Forsberg, Saul Mendlovitz, and
Overseeing the entirety of this summit of the anointed was, of
course, Mikhail Gorbachev himself. The purpose of the convocation, he
proclaimed, was to "launch a multi-year process, culminating in the
year 2000, to articulate the fundamental [world] priorities, values, and
actions necessary to constructively shape our common future." And
who better to kick off an ostentatious extravaganza of that sort than
global media titan and former "Humanist of the Year" Ted
Turner. Identifying himself as a "great student of history"
and a long-time friend of Gorbachev, Turner praised the
"ex-Communist" and former dictator for ending the Cold War,
which he acclaimed as "the greatest accomplishment in the history
of humanity." "Now, with the Cold War behind us," said
Ted, "this forum's job is to help chart the way for humanity."
. . .But drastic measures are needed, says Gorby. The traditional
political structures "no longer respond to the needs of an
interdependent world. The political culture that we inherited from the
past stands in the way of efforts to unite mankind's resources in the
face of global challenges."
Mere transformation of political structures, however, is far from
adequate. "We are in dire need of redefining the parameters of our
society's economic, social, political, and spiritual development,"
the Soviet seer told his worshipful votaries. "Indeed, we have to
reinvent the paradigm of our existence, to build a new
civilization." It was a rehearkening to other familiar themes
Gorbachev has sung: "developing a global consciousness,"
"embracing the task of spiritual renewal," launching "the
next phase of human development." An awesome undertaking, to be
sure. Fortunately for us, he is graciously willing to enlighten and
minister to our darkened souls as well as our sick body politic. How
does he propose to do this? Comrade Gorbachev proposes to "set up a
kind of United Nations Council of Elders."
It was in this "Elder" capacity that Gorbachev offered the
next part of his lecture. "Civilization will shift and new values
and new ways of life will be needed to find real solutions to the
problems of our environment, a way out of the ecological crisis,"
the sage of Moscow told his San Francisco gathering. Then came the punch
"Gradually we will have to achieve a change of emphasis in the
archetypal dilemma: to have or to be; to change the nature of
consumption." "Perhaps it is a little risky in this country to
speak about that," he beamed to a titter of audience chuckles.
"We have to change the nature of consumption. And I have much to
say about that here."
Compassion Con He certainly did have much to say on the topic, as did
many of the other participants during the course of the forum. What was
most amazing was that no one gagged or guffawed at the brazen effrontery
and hypocrisy of the sainted one's sermonizing on conspicuous
consumption while his rapt audience feasted on a sumptuous array of
epicurean comestibles fit for royalty: smoked trout salad, filet of beef
in shashlik marinade, and a dessert of panna cotta with autumn fruit. .
. Getting to the crux of the matter, Gorbachev pontificated: "We
have to, I believe, gear consumption more to people's cultural and
spiritual needs. Also, through culture and education and within the
framework of laws we shall have to address the problem of controlling
the world's population." And control, of course, as always, is the
key word and concept here. Control. Power. . . . .
But according to these cognoscenti, there are too many people on this
"one planet." Willis Harman's essay grapples with the
"dilemma.": "In the economy-dominated world, as the
outspoken anthropologist Margaret Mead once put it bluntly, 'The
unadorned truth is that we do not need now, and will not need later,
much of the marginal labor -- the very young, the very old, the very
uneducated, and the very stupid.'" (Is this genocide, aborticide,
and agicide, or what?---B. Weeks )
"This dilemma is perhaps the most basic one we face," said
Harman. Society can't afford "from an environmental standpoint, or
from the standpoint of tearing apart of the social fabric -- the
economic growth that would be necessary to provide jobs for all in the
conventional sense, and the inequities which have come to accompany that
growth. This dilemma, more than any other aspect of our current
situation, indicates how fundamental a system change is now
In the closing plenary session of the forum, philosopher/author Sam
Keen summarized the consensus of the learned ones. Among the conference
participants, said Keen, "there was very strong agreement that
religious institutions have to take primary responsibility for the
population explosion. We must speak far more clearly about sexuality,
about contraception, about abortion, about the values that control the
population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population
crisis. Cut the [world's] population by 90 percent and there aren't
enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage."
How do we "cut" the planet's population by 90 percent? Even
genocidal mass murderers Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao combined did not
come close to attaining such a "lofty" goal. As always, the
devil is in the details. Forum participant Barbara Marx Hubbard may
already have provided some of the devilish answer. In The Book of
Co-Creation she writes: "Out of the full spectrum of human
personality, one-fourth is electing to transcend .... One-fourth is
destructive [and] they are defective seeds. In the past they were
permitted to die a 'natural death.' ... Now as we approach the quantum
shift from the creature-human to the co-creative human -- the human who
is an inheritor of god-like powers -- the destructive one-fourth must be
eliminated from the social body .... Fortunately, you are not
responsible for this act. We are. We are in charge of God's selection
process for planet Earth. He selects, we destroy. We are the riders of
the pale horse, Death."
Lord help us all if this de facto "Brain Trust" of
diabolical misfits, murderers, megalomaniacs, terrorists, and tyrants
succeed in establishing their "new world order," their
"new global civilization."