By Charles A. Morse
web posted September 16, 2002
In an otherwise excellent speech at the UN on September 12,
President Bush, perhaps as a sop to win UN favor for military
action in Iraq, called for the U.S. to rejoin the United Nations
Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Membership had been terminated in 1984 when it was
discovered that large portions of the UNESCO budget, mostly
extracted from the hides of U.S. taxpayers, was being diverted
to Soviet fronts, terrorist organizations, and to support the
bizarre and lavish tastes of the UNESCO Director-General,
Senegalese leftist Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow and his entourage.
At the time, UNESCO was attempting to implement a "New
World Information Order" in which the world's journalists would
be required to pass an ideological litmus test in order to practice
their craft. Theoretically, if a journalist ran afoul of the UNESCO
commissars, his license could be revoked and he could face fines
and possible criminal charges. This would have fulfilled a central
plank of the Communist Manifesto, which calls for "public
ownership of the means of communication." In terminating U.S.
membership, President Ronald Reagan stated that UNESCO
had "extraneously politicized virtually every subject it deals with.
It has exhibited a hostility toward the basic institutions of a free
society, especially a free market and a free press."
UNESCO is often referred to as a school board for the world
and, as such, it reflects the educational philosophy of its founding
Director-General, biologist/humanist Julian Huxley. In his book
"UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy" (1946), Huxley
spills the beans. "The task before UNESCO...is to help the
emergence of a single world culture, with its own philosophy and
background of ideas, and with its own broad purposes." Huxley
stated that the agency would advocate "the ultimate need for
world political unity" and would condition "all peoples with the
implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate
nations to world organization." His stated that UNESCO "can do
a great deal to lay the foundations on which world political unity
can later be built."
In the early 1950's, former Communist Joseph Z. Kornfeder
expressed the opinion that UNESCO was comparable to a
Communist Party agitation and propaganda department. He
stated that such a party apparatus "handles the strategy and
method of getting at the public mind, young and old." Huxley
would lard the agency with a motley collection of Communists
and fellow travelers.
In Hamburg, Germany, 1964, Huxley chaired a UNESCO
sponsored conference called the "International Symposium on
Health, Education, Sex Education and Education for Home and
Family living" in which the agenda was laid out for sex education.
In "UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy" (pp 46): Huxley lays
out the sex ed agenda when he states "It will be one of the major
tasks of the philosophy division of UNESCO to stimulate...the
quest for a restatement of morality that shall be in harmony with
modern knowledge and adapted to the fresh functions imposed
by ethics by the world today." The conference concluded, "Sex
education should begin at an early age."
Through its "World Heritage" subsidiary, UNESCO has,
incredibly, already taken over control of such U.S. landmarks as
the Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, Independence
Hall, and other essential parcels of sovereign U.S. property. A
portion of the admission to these symbols of American freedom
now goes directly to UNESCO. We need to ask our elected
members of Congress exactly how this happened. We must let
Congress know that we do not want the U.S. to rejoin
Chuck Morse is a talk show host at Salem Radio/WROL in