I'm listening to a group of articulate and suave sounding guests on Boston's National Public Radio debate regarding whether or not the U.S.A. should water down or surrender its position on the United Nations Security Council. The fact that such a development would effectively end American national sovereignty is lost in the high-minded sophist- ries wafting over the airwaves. During the newsbreak, a tape is played that purportedly carries the shrill voice of the fanatic Islamic internationalist, Osama bin Laden, calling for the total submission of the non-Islamic world to Allah. The juxtaposition is rife with irony.
One-World-Order ultra-internationalism comes in all shapes and sizes, but underneath the exterior beats the hearts of either true-believing fanatics or fellow-traveling dupes. Historic examples include the Communist internationalists who, in the name of enlight- ened science, liquidated over 100 million human beings. The Nazis, in the name of racial purity and an Aryan-dominated New World Order, conducted a Holocaust against the Jews of Europe and convulsed the world in war. Today, Islamists, in the name of Allah, the one true god, and in the name of a Muslim-dominated World Order under which all surviving humans will submit to Allah, are threatening to spread chemicals and disease into the portion of the world that refuses to submit. Ultra-internationalist elitists view the United Nations as at the vanguard of a future World Order. They plot their coup de etat from the comfortable confines of boardrooms with dark wood paneling and antique fireplaces.
Evil World-Order movements have plagued every generation since the beginning of time. Their raison detre is always the same, a smug belief in the right of a socalled "en- lightened" clique to rule over their fellows allegedly for their own good. Internationalists pull this socalled "right" out of thin air and they market their evil to the masses. Wrap- ping themselves in either religious or scientific sounding terms, they slaughter those who stand in the way. Without exception, the internationalist always promises the same thing, world peace and justice in exchange for submission.
In his classic autobiography Witness, Whittaker Chambers, speaking from his experi- ence as a former Communist, posed the question "faith in God or faith in man?" The first step in becoming a Communist, Chambers pointed out, was a surrender of faith in God. Every World-Order movement in history has either involved an outright rejection of God, as in Communism and Nazism, or in a belief in the military conquest of the world by man in the name of God, which is the core belief of Islam.
The Torah recounts the fate of the world's first internationalist, Nimrod, who attempted to subdue the world and challenge the Almighty by building the tower of Babel. The plan was crushed when God scattered the people across the earth and confounded them with different languages, hence the birth of separate nations. At Sinai, God charged the Israelites with special tasks to enhance their holiness and promised them a tiny sliver of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean. Rather than belief in a World Order, the Israelites believed in service to God as a means of setting an example to the nations of the world.
Jesus taught that individuals could find salvation through a personal relationship with God. Render unto God what is God's and unto Caesar what is Caesar's, Jesus admon- ished his followers, thus establishing individual accountability to God and a separation of religion and state. The Christian does not seek a forcible world conquest, but only to spread the gospel out of love. America was founded on the Judeo-Christian principle that rights derive from God, are bestowed on the individual who is created in the image of God, and that governments serve as a means toward protecting those God-given rights.
Walt Whitman wrote "There is no hour nor day, when evil may not enter upon the land, there is no bar against it, except for a large resolute breed of men." Internationalism, a euphemism for world government, stakes its claim on the abolition of war, which is as in- fantile a claim as calling for the abolition of crime, violence, or poverty. Only through freedom, where man is in control over his individual destiny, and where government serves to protect freedom, will war, crime, and poverty be reduced. These things will never be eliminated as long as human nature is as it is. In every generation, moral peo- ple understand that freedom must be defended against the criminal element of interna- tionalists who seek to control us and transform us by force.