Copyright 1997 By Ray Thomas


No, I'm not joining the ranks of the conspiracy theorists who think all our troubles are due to the machinations of members of a single conspiracy. I've said many times that such a conspiracy could not be held together long enough to really do much damage because of all the individual egos involved. But many conspiracies, based on a similar philosophy, could very well do a lot of damage because each individual within such conspiracies expects to be the leader when such a leader is appointed as a result of their work. That since the philosophy used by those in all these conspiracies is the same, they all look like they're all part of a single conspiracy.


The philosophy involved here is that of "forced altruism." Under forced altruism, everybody who works and produces new wealth is forced to contribute to the needs of those who have not. Thus, the need of one person becomes a demand on the earnings of another.


The proponents of a one-world government have made no bones about the fact that the government they want to set up will be a socialistic one, meaning that forced altruism will be the law of the land. Socialism is based on the forced altruist dictum of: "From each according to his ability, and to each according to his need." Which very simply means that any socialist government will take from those who earn and give to those who do not.


One of the very basic patterns used by the globalists is to do everything they can to take control of what is taught to your children in school so they can bring them up to be good socialists (collectivists) who believe "they are their brother's keeper." In the United States, the drive to take control of what is taught to your children in school is almost complete. But they still have a problem: some parents object to the things that are being taught and the school authorities wish to eliminate that problem by destroying the parent's authority over the children. Enter the United Nations. According to a recently published report from the United States Committee for UNICEF, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has been ratified by 191 countries. The only holdouts are Somalia and the United States. Somalia Is now in anarchy and doesn't count. So the only real objector is the U. S. And the pressure is on.


To suggest that there are absolutely no conspiracies in politics and governance is to reveal yourself as a fool. Conspiracies to control others abound, and have done so since the first government was created. But the most effective conspiracy is one that has convinced the rest of the world there is no conspiracy and that those who maintain there is are somehow funny. That is what the United Nations and its drive to control every government in the world under a socialist system has managed to do to those who don't pay attention to politics and are thus not prepared to counter their lies. But the globalist conspiracy does exist, and they are making inroads against us every day.


The "rights of the child" is the method the globalists are going to use to eliminate all parental authority over children. It is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child that will do it if they have their way. In the United States, our own government has already gone far in destroying parent's rights through their vociferous enforcement of child abuse laws through use of unconstitutional methods, their own abuse of children as well as adults, and their use of rubber-stamp courts to make their edicts law.

But, according to Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta of East Timor speaking at the Convention, The convention "disagregates" the rights of children from the rights of families and constitutes children as independent actors with rights and with respect to both parents and with respect to the state. Such language is deliberately couched in such a way as to not arouse the suspicions of those who do not pay attention to politics. But what he is really saying is that if they have their way, your children will have rights you cannot overcome. The Convention wants to emancipate children from parental authority and invest them with rights that can be enforced against their parents. It wants to completely eliminate corporal punishment in any form, while demanding that parents be responsible for any problems their children create. Under this theory, if a child decides he has a right to join a street gang or a religious cult, the parent's role would be to engage in a dialogue, rather than to exercise parental authority and inhibit the child's freedom of association or religion.


Under the Convention, the parent's role would be to simply bring their children up according to the dictates of the United Nations. The government's role would be to "assist" them in doing this (Definition of assist: compel).


Proponents maintain that this Convention is not a threat to the sovereignty of any signatory nation. But look at what they themselves say. In the UNICEF publication The state of the World's Children 1997, they specify: "Once a country ratifies [the Convention] it is obliged in law to undertake all appropriate measures to assist [compel -RT] parents and other responsible parties in fulfilling their obligations under the Convention." In other words, if the government doesn't assist [compel] you in bringing up your children the United Nations way, it can be penalized. If this does not threaten our sovereignty, I don't know what will.

It goes on to say: "Fulfilling their obligations sometimes requires states to make fundamental changes in national laws, institutions, plans, policies and practices to bring them in line with the principles of the Convention. (Emphasis added) In other words, they will ultimately be required to make laws that violate the Constitution if that's what is required to bring us in line. This would ultimately destroy our Constitutional government and make it subsidiary to the United Nations. Which is, of course, what they're after.


Clearly, this Convention is the spearhead of a radical assault on parental rights, national sovereignty, and the U. S. Constitution. It is not intended to protect children, but only to enhance the powers of the United Nations.


Probably the best way to see just how bad this Convention is for us is to look at some of the nations who are for it: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Has just one of these countries ever demonstrated even a little bit of commitment to improving the lives of children? Not even, according to Catherine Moorehead, a left-wing activist and supporter of this Convention. She said: "The Convention on Children is being violated, systematically and contemptuously, and no countries violate it more energetically than those who were the quickest to sign." Almost every ill it set out to remedy has grown worse in the years since it was drafted.


The real purpose is to further enhance the role of the United Nations as a global government. To bring the United States in line with the edicts of the United Nations, not just about children. Children are just the pawns. But to give the United Nations more and more power over our internal affairs, incrementally, little by little, using the Hegelian Principle, causing us to sign away our own rights, hoping to solve a problem usually caused for that purpose. The United States hasn't yet signed this, or many other such treaties, and we can only hope they continue to stand in the way.

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