By Brian Sussman
This week marks the opening of the 67th session at United Nations Headquarters in New York. I’m not a big fan of the U.N.; in fact I agree with former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton who once said, “There are 38 floors to the UN building in New York. If you lost 10 of them, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.”
In my most recent book, Eco-Tyranny, I discuss the United Nation’s involvement in concocting the environmental agenda that is being used to destroy free markets, kill capitalism, and thwart liberty. Here are the opening paragraphs to Chapter Three in which I liken representatives of the UN to the goony characters from the well-known Star Wars’ bar scene:
I have always envisioned the innards of the United Nations’ headquarters as resembling Chalmun’s Cantina—a.k.a. the fictional bar from the Star Wars universe, located in the pirate city of Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine. Chalmun’s was the haunt for a variety of weird looking creatures of various alien races. While some of the cantina’s odd patrons appear content sipping fancy beverages, smoking elaborate pipes and listening to the tootling sounds of Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, others are ripe to take the head off the first hooligan who gives them a wrong glance.
Goony characters in some ways similar to those patronizing Chalmun’s populate the halls of the United Nations. I’m convinced many U.N. ambassadors and bureaucrats would barely bat an eye if they were suddenly beamed into the faraway fictional cantina. After all, the United Nations is the only place in the universe where communists, socialists, Islamists, strongmen, thugs, and dictators are able to cast a vote equal to that of countries beholden to principles of freedom and liberty. The U.N .has always called this “justice”—I call it travesty.
Founded in 1945, the U.N. has unmistakably failed in its primary mission to rid the world “from the scourge of war.” However, they have fared much better in their secondary pledge “to promote social progress.”
On its own, social progress is one of those slogans that sounds typically benign:
“Yeah, sure. Social progress. I’m all for it.”
But like most left-oriented expressions, there is a sinister translation.
Social progress is a concept that was hashed out by Karl Marx’s mentor, Georg Hegel. Hegel believed human progress was not about the inalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness; those rights, Hegel was convinced, were ideas born of irrational feelings—mere products of the mind. Instead, social progress, according to Hegel, is a freedom that can be achieved only when granted by the state. “The state,” he declared, “in and by itself is the ethical whole, the actualization of freedom.”
Hegel theorized that if carried out properly, this government-based freedom would progress society into a communal world void of oppression, discrimination and poverty. He also supposed that social progress promised living without the moral constraints imposed by religion and notions of absolute truth.
While Hegel regarded himself as a philosopher, Marx’s personal reflection was that of an engineer designing the master plan for global transformation. In reference to his mentor, Hegel, Marx said, “Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.”
So, it’s important to remember, when you hear the term “social progress” (or even the abridged version, “progress”) in the context of political discourse, it is immediately recognized by those aligned on the political left as code for instituting a heavy-handed form of government which limits rights, controls the economy, redistributes wealth and determines morality.
This is what the U.N. stands for. Their unstated, but well understood goal is to institute such a system in the United States of America. Their master plan for accomplishing this stratagem is the green agenda.
Editor’s note: Brian Sussman is an award winning meteorologist and hosts the morning show on radio station KSFO in San Francisco with Melanie Morgan. Sussman has received Emmy awards for his television work and his radio show is the highest rated program in morning. Take that foolish critics.
 Karl Marx, Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach, (1845), emphasis mine.
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