The need for a New World Order
At the recent G20 summit and following the meltdown in the world's financial system, leaders are increasingly planning for a New World Order. Tony Pearce writes on these development.
|Speaking to journalists in advance of the G20 summit of world leaders in London in April, Gordon Brown said, ‘We could view the threats and challenges we face today as the difficult birth-pangs of a new global order.’ He said that world leaders face a task that is ‘nothing less than making the transition through a new internationalism to the benefits of an expanding global society.’
At a conference in Paris organised by French President Sarkozy on the subject ‘New World, New Capitalism’, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said ‘Our response to the economic crisis must be more than a few rules. The crisis is an opportunity to create an international architecture of institutions, a global economic charter.’ She proposed that an ‘economic council’ be set up in the United Nations as well as the existing body that deals with security matters with a charter for establishing rules for global financial governance. ‘The crisis is an opportunity to create an international architecture of institutions,’ she said.
At a meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, world leaders discussed how to reshape the global financial system and give a greater voice to developing nations. Brazil also called for the G20 to replace the rich-nation G7 as the main forum to decide on global economic affairs, a cause that was backed by many developing countries and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, president of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Juan Domenech, the new global head of public service at Accenture, the consultancy firm, believes that the crisis calls for a “total rethink” of how governments work together.
Mr. Domenech ominously remarked: "If the 20th century brought globalisation in the corporate world, the 21stcentury will bring globalisation in government. Since we all agree what we want from governments then collaboration would seem a reasonable step forward: “We will only shorten the period of the economic downturn through true collaboration between nations,” he says. “I think we are going to have a set of global regulations [on finance].”
Kissinger and the US
Henry Kissinger said that President Obama’s task will be ‘to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when a New World Order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.’ (Interview with CNBC). Last year Kissinger spoke of the need for a New World Order telling PBS interviewer Charlie Rose that the turmoil at the end of the Bush administration ‘could actually witness the creation of a new order – because people are looking into the abyss’.
"If the 20th century brought globalisation in the corporate world, the 21stcentury will bring globalisation in government".
|Kissinger is part of the super-secret Bilderberg Group, an organization of powerful international elites, including government, business, academic and journalistic representatives, that has convened annually since 1954.
He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission whose original stated purpose was to create a ‘New International Economic Order.’ President Obama has appointed a number of members of the Trilateral Commission to high office in his administration.
The phrase ‘New World Order’ goes back at least to 1940 when author H.G Wells used it as the title of a book about a socialist, unified world government. Many Christians who study prophecy see it as the antichrist government of Revelation 13.
Not only politicians are looking for a unified world. Participants in the fourth session of the Russia-Islamic World strategic vision group which convened in Saudi Arabia in October 2008 said they support Russia’s proposal to establish a consultative council of religions under UN auspices. Given Russia and Saudi Arabia’s record on promoting freedom of conscience and particularly freedom for Christians to spread the Gospel, it does not take much imagination to work out whose interests such a ‘council of religions’ would serve. The ‘Earth Charter programme on religion and sustainability’ is also seeking to bring faiths to work together on green issues in cooperation with the UN.
Anyone with a knowledge of the Bible will not have too much difficulty understanding where all of this is heading. Certainly God knows.