by Al Benson Jr.
Back when I was 17 years old a group of us who had paper routes were taken on a trip to new York City. One of the stops on our itinerary was a visit to the UN building. We got the usual “Cook’s Tour” but I doubt if any of us thought much about what they told us at the time. I don’t know who planned all the places we went to, but someone had to and I have wondered, in retrospect, why they wanted us to see the UN building and be influenced by what we were told there.
At that point in my life I knew nothing about much of anything, but like most kids my age, thought I knew it all. It was to be another fourteen years before I started to find out what the United Nations was really all about and what I did find out was hardly reassuring.
The United Nations turned out to be nothing but a vehicle to promote the idea of one world government. In essence, it was a major step backward–all the way to the Tower of Babel as talked about in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The Tower of Babel was man’s attempt to reach Heaven by his own efforts. The UN’s effort is to create, so they tell us, Heaven on earth, although they don’t believe in Heaven or in God, so their effort is man’s effort–and being that, it will ultimately fail, even though it will ultimately make many lives miserable in the process.
The communists have been quick to utilize the efforts of the UN because they see in it a tool they can use to promote one world government with themselves as the head of that government. In his book The Fearful Master G. Edward Griffin explained how UNESCO fit right in to the communist plan to influence education in America. The Communists long ago recognized what they had to do to take over in America. Griffin told us: “And in 1936, speaking before the ninth national convention of the Communist party in the United States, Earl Browder declared: ‘Who wins the youth, wins the future of America’.” And regarding UNESCO, Griffin informed us that: “As former Communist Joseph Z. Kornfeder expressed it: ‘UNESCO corresponds to the agitation and propaganda department in the Communist party. This department handles the strategy and method of getting at the public mind, young and old’…On August 2, 1953, Dr. Luther Evans, who was then the new director of UNESCO, inadvertantly confirmed the new Senate report when he declared that ‘the U.S. drive against Communist infiltration in UN groups was a factor threatening to destroy UNESCO.”
Griffin pointed out that many who supported and worked for UNESCO did so out of good motives, but then he noted: “It has always been the pattern of successful Communist operation to have unsuspecting idealists do most of the work while the Communists stay in the background pulling the strings and issuing the directives.” One of those unsuspecting idealists was a man named John Larson who found out when it came to UNESCO, he really had very little input. Eventually he woke up to the game and revealed: “With respect to UNESCO’s literature, it has very little substance and what it does have, appears overtly or covertly to be slanted away from the spiritual and political beliefs and traditions of the United States of America and toward the sterile conceptions of a nebulous one-world government or a federation which is to be built upon atheistic foundations…I found grave errors of omission and distortions of perspective with respect to historical trends and events and to the growth and development of certain ideas…The foundations of UNESCO are atheistic and materialistic. For it, man is the highest product of nature rather than one created in the image and likeness of God. This view of God and man dictates UNESCO’s methods and can be seen in them…UNESCO preys upon those with whom it comes in contact and is more than glad to assume covertly or overtly all responsibility.”
UNESCO issued a series of books called Toward World Understanding several years back. In Volume 5 it was stated: “The kindergarten or infant school has a significant part to play in the child’s education. Not only can it correct many of the errors of home training, but it can also prepare the child for…membership in the world society.” And Griffin has duly noted that: “Over the past twenty years the concept of education in America has gradually changed until today (and he wrote this in 1964) it is shockingly UNESCO-oriented. And this includes more than attitudes toward patriotism and religion. Increasing emphasis has been placed on such vagaries as ‘human adjustment,’ ‘group consciousness,’ and ‘social cooperation’.”
You should be able to see with all of this that it does not bode well at this late hour for American youth. Their attitudes and affections have been tampered with and this spiritual assault on them has taken place in public school classrooms and in some private schools as well. All the more reason to remove your kids from the public school classroom and either teach them at home or find a Christian school that reflects what you believe rather than what the world believes.