The Rise of Global Governance - Part 1

this series will examine what global governance is and is not its origins and the major events that have occurred to bring the world under the rule of global governance global governance is here here to stay and driven by economic and environmental globalization global governance will inevitably expand so says Gustav spathe who was president of the World Resources Institute when chosen by President Bill Clinton to serve on his transition team and was then appointed executive director of the United Nations Development Program global governance is not world government delivered in black helicopters and enforced by invasions of Baux helmeted UN soldiers then what is global governance the UN says according to the United Nations Human Development Report in 1999 governance is not government it is the framework of rules institutions and practices that set limits on the behavior of individuals organizations and companies governments govern governance is the act or the process of governing governance is the state of being governed what then is the difference between government and governance the difference between world government and global governance is much like the difference between rate and date-rape one begins with seduction both end in violence governance is the politically correct way to achieve what black helicopters and blue helmeted troops could never do and that is to simply govern the world the desire to rule or govern the world is as old as history in the past governance has been transferred from one ruler to another through war and conquest look at the past efforts to govern the world the modern-day quest to governed the world seeks to accomplish its goal without war and it is succeeding our examination of the current quest to govern the world will begin with the emergence of conflicting philosophies and the struggle between those philosophies that continues even now when England's King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 a new idea about governance entered the world the king ruled by divine right the king was the government the idea that the absolute power of government could be limited by the people who were governed was a monumental idea in the development of civil society but not everyone had a voice in limiting government's power and not everyone accepted this new idea by the sixteen hundreds resistance to this idea was well developed and presented by philosopher Thomas Hobbes in his 1651 book Leviathan Hobbes believed that the control of power must be lodged in a single person and no individual can set their own private judgments of right and wrong in opposition to the sovereigns commands out of this philosophical foundation grows the idea that the state is or should be the sovereign and the grantor of individual rights and freedom John Locke however gave voice to another idea his second treatise on civil government published in 1690 offered a completely different philosophy John Locke believed every man has a property in his own person this nobody has a right to but himself the labor of his body and the work of his hands we may say are properly his out of this philosophy grew the idea of individual freedom and private property these two philosophies remain in conflict today one group of people believes that government is the omnipotent Authority that grants rights to people another group believes that the people are the omnipotent Authority that creates government and has the inherent right to limit the power of government we'll begin our study of the rise of global governance with the expansion of the British Empire many Europeans who shared John Locke's vision of individual sovereignty made their way to the new colonies in America others pushed the British Empire eastward particularly in Africa one of the more important personalities along the way to global governance is Cecil Rhodes in 1888 Rhodes organized De Beers consolidated mines he was appointed prime minister of Cape Colony South Africa in 1890 and by an 1891 de Vere's controlled 90% of the world's diamond production which provided the wealth to create the road scholarship fund that continues to this day on a fateful day in 1891 Rhodes invited a few of his best friends to a private meeting they included William stead Reginald Brett and Alfred Milner joined the group a little later the purpose of this meeting was to create a secret society the inner circle was called the Society of the elect the outer circle was called the association of helpers to gain a better understand ending of what roads had in mind for this secret society let's look at his last will and testament to and for the establishment promotion and development of the secret society the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of the British rule throughout the world the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire the inauguration of a system of colonial representation in the Imperial Parliament which may tend to well together the disjointed members of the Empire and finally the foundation of so great a power as to render Wars impossible and promote the best interests of humanity Cecil Rhodes died in 1902 he left Alfred Milner in charge of a secret society this society of the elect grew and devoted their financial and political power to the creation of the so great a power as to render Wars impossible and promote the best interests of humanity in 1910 they began publishing a magazine called the roundtable for England's elite they moved their operations into the Chatham House and became known as the Chatham House crowd another fateful meeting occurred in 1891 in Austin Texas James Stephen Hogg chose Edward Mandell house to manage his successful campaign for governor for the next decade House successfully managed every Democratic gubernatorial campaign in Texas between 1905 and 1910 he toured Europe and then returned to New York to get involved in politics at the national level during this period he wrote a novel titled Philip true administrator this book is important because it provides insight into the mind of a man who had great influence on the rise of global governance houses autobiographical character philip drew was able to convince both Democrats and Republicans that the Constitution was obsolete and transformed the government into an administrative government drew was named administrator after the transformation drew says it was felt that the property and lives of all were now in the keeping of one man note the similarity to Thomas Hobbes thinking the control of power must be lodged in a single person and no individual can set their own private judgments of right and wrong in opposition to the sovereigns command let's learn more about Edward Mandell house through the words of philip drew who says he saw his country debased by the power of wealth under the thin disguise of the constitutional protection of property drew says government was to have representation upon the boards of every corporation labor was to have one representative upon the boards of every corporation and to share a certain percentage of the earnings above their wages there were no legislative bodies sitting and the function of lawmaking was confined to one individual the administrator himself there's more we need to know about Edward Mandell house through philip drew he says our Constitution and laws served us well for the first hundred years of our existence but under the conditions of today they are not only obsolete but even grotesque he says further the American flag the American destiny and hers England's or to be interwoven through the common ages Jews to pursue socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx why do we need to know the mind of Edward Mandell house because he was the campaign manager for Woodrow Wilson after the election house refused every cabinet position he was offered and chose instead to be Wilson's chief adviser Wilson himself referred to house as his alter ego war was brewing in Europe and house was sent there to represent the United States in discussions designed to prevent a military conflict there he met Sir Edward gray who was England's Secretary of Foreign Affairs in 1913 gray was also a contemporary of Cecil Rhodes and along with Alfred Milner served on the board of seven trustees of the enormous Cecil Rhodes Foundation House became well acquainted with the Rhodes Milner Society of the elect encouraged by his European friends House persuaded Wilson to support the Federal Reserve Act which was adopted December 23 1913 House was also involved in other important domestic legislation but here will concentrate on his role in advancing the rise of global governance war erupted when Austria's Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated June 28 1914 even though Woodrow Wilson's 1916 campaign promised to stay out of the war images such as these and the prodding of Edward Mendel house persuaded Wilson and Congress to enter the war April 6 1917 as a participant in the war Wilson had standing to offer his recommendations for ending the war his now-famous 14 points developed primarily by Edward Mandell house and his Milner group friends at Chatham House included one fateful provision presented to Congress on January 8th 1918 the 14th and final point of Wilson's recommendations was this a general Association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike it is no mere coincidence that in December of 1918 an article appeared in the Chatham House round table publication titled the League of Nations a practical suggestion the article was written by Lionel Curtis editor of the publication and George Lewis beer the personal envoy of Edward Mandell house Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points became the basis for the Paris peace talks that began January 18 1919 Edward Mandell house led the US delegation George Lewis beer along with several others chosen by house represented the United States during the negotiations the Treaty of Versailles signed June 28 1919 officially ended the first world war the first 30 articles of the Treaty created the League of Nations this new League of Nations was remarkably similar in reality to the League of Nations envisioned by philip drew administrator in part two we'll learn about a private meeting that dramatically advanced the rise of global governance

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