by Daniel Taylor
April 29, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI spoke to the U.N.
General Assembly on Friday, warning nations against undermining the
authority of the United Nations by acting unilaterally.
also found time to bless the U.N. flag.
"Countries that act unilaterally on
the world stage undermine the authority of the United Nations
and weaken the broad consensus needed to confront global
problems, Pope Benedict said on Friday.
The international community must be, "capable of responding to
the demands of the human family through binding international
rules," said the 81-year-old pope, who spoke after meeting
privately with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Pope Benedict XVI
reaches to touch and bless a United Nations flag
at the U.N.
headquarters in New York April 18, 2008.
He said the notion of multilateral
"in crisis because it is still
subordinated to the decisions of a few, whereas the world’s
problems call for interventions in the form of collective action
by the international community."
The Pope’s comments are of little
surprise, given the fact that he
has previously called for a "New
World Order" to combat terrorism, environmental problems, as well as
economic imbalances during his Christmas 2005 speech. Pope
II also called for a new world order in a 2004 new years speech.
An interesting perspective on these comments comes from a 1970’s
report called the "World Order Models Project." The report was
funded by the
Carnegie Foundation and
Rockefeller Foundation, and
was directed by
Council on Foreign Relations member
Saul H. Mendlovitz.
Richard A. Falk, also a CFR member, contributed work to
The project called for the formation of a world government complete
with global taxes, a general disarmament program and the elimination
of the nation state.
The WOMP project also planned on selling these globalist ideals to
the world by using prominent world leaders to promote the plans and
begin molding the international dialectic around globalist
perceptions. The Pope was named as a possible outlet.
The project states,
"Symbolic world leaders such as the
Secretary General of the United Nations or the Pope might
espouse [the WOMP agenda]… as a program for the future…
kinds of external developments… would initiate a world order
dialectic within American politics that would begin to break
down decades of adherence to [the Westphalian system] and its
infrastructure of values, perceptions and institutions."
In a 1997 paper presented to the
Research Department of the Air Command and Staff College, Maj.
R. Kessler outlined the plans of the World Order Models Project and
many other globalist initiatives. His paper
can be read here.
Reference to the use of the Pope in promoting globalist ideology, as
well as citation, can be
found here on this report.