Twenty-five years ago, those who believed that Mother Nature (Gaia) should come first and humankind second were part of a fringe, considered radical by most Americans. Unfortunately, today that extremist environmentalist ideology has become mainstream. Funding and policy come from the most prestigious institutions and host of private family foundations.
The vast wealth that pushes the environmental movement would astound most people. There are several thousand groups, just in the U.S., involved in saving the Earth. The foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals that back this radical movement comprise some of America’s top patrician families – the Rockefellers – George Soros – Maurice Strong – Bill Gates – Ted Turner – Prince Phillp – Prince Charles – Henry Kissinger – U.S. Government – The Trilateral Commission – the Club of Rome – the Council on Foreign Relations, etc.
Maurice Strong is perhaps, more than any other living person, responsible for and the driving force behind the development of this global agenda. Strong is a Socialist, his cousin Anna Louise Strong a Marxists. He is closely aligned with Mikhail Gorbachev and was a participant in Gorbachev’s State of the World Forum in San Francisco in 1995. Strong’s organization, Earth Council, and Gorbachev’s organization, Green Cross International, worked hand-in-hand. Both he and George Soros are closely aligned with Al Gore, Gorbachev, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton and Obama.
Strong was chosen to direct the Earth Summit I, the Conference on Human Environment, in 1972. Prior to the summit, Strong commissioned a report on the state of the planet – “Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet” which is responsible for establishing the environmental movement worldwide and leading to the U.N. Environmental Program with Strong as its first commissioner.
Strong took the lead in implementing the results of the agreements established during Earth Summit I through the Earth Council, the Earth Charter, the World Resources Institute, membership on the board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Stockholm Environmental Institute, and the African American Institute. He was also a long-time director of the World Economic Forum, advisor to the President of the World Bank, advisor for the Center for International Development at Harvard, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the World Conservation Union, the World Wildlife Fund, and Resources for Future. In addition, he was involved in the U.N. Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) where he promoted GAIA, the “earth god” among the world’s youth. He was director of The Temple of Understanding in New York where he encouraged Americans concerned about the environment to replace Christianity with the worship of “mother earth.”
Strong’s wife Hanna was also deeply involved in the New Age (Gaia) Movement. She and Maurice purchased a large ranch in San Luis Valley, Colorado in 1978, and named it “Baca” (The Valley of the Refuge of World Truths) aka the Crestone/Baca Community. She opened the land to what she referred to as the world’s religions – Jewish, Catholic Monasteries, a Vedic Temple, Hindu Temples, Islamic Ziggurat, along with Tibetan Monks and native American Shamans.
In 1992 at Earth Summit II, Secretary General of the U.N. Rio Conference, Maurice Strong warned the crowd that industrialized countries have developed and benefited from the “unsustainable patterns of production and consumption” and that lifestyles and consumption patterns of the “affluent middle class involving high meat intake, consumption of frozen and convenience foods, the use of air conditioning and surburban houses” were not sustainable. It was at this conference that Agenda 21 came of age.
Strong is the author of most of the key UN environmental policies including Agenda 21, the Earth Charter, the Kyoto Protocol and the UN report on Global Governance. He and his wife, Hanna also founded the Manitou Institute where various Hindu, Buddhist, and New Age groups performed rituals to heal Gaia to “perpetuate the ancient tradition of peoples of many tribes journeying here for a sacred connection to the Earth.”
For the Gaia activists the theory of Global Warming has been (pardon the expression) a God send. Agenda 21 and the Gaia perspective for a world without the use of fossil fuels, small sustainable human settlements surrounded by protected wild lands and governed by a central world government is utopia. They have played the global warming scare as a means to implement nothing more than earth-worship.