No Other Country is Capable as are the Soviets of Manipulating Public Opinion in the West
“One must give the Soviets their due. No other country is capable as are the Soviets of manipulating public opinion in the West.” – Natalie Grant Wraga
Few intelligent people understood the global environmental communist agenda twenty years ago but Natalie Grant Wraga did. The majority did not pay careful attention and the MSM presented the environmental agenda of Cultural Marxism in a very positive light that seemed logical.
Most people understood the chemical and trash pollution of air, water, and soil. We could see it around us. Nobody wanted to live in a dirty world, polluted beyond safe and healthy habitation. Who can possibly object to the protection of endangered species that have been overhunted for food, selfish predatory trophies, or tribal customs?
But that is not what the environmental Cultural Marxists referred to – they wanted to decarbonize our civilized life, turn us back to a more primitive living in order to better control every facet of our lives, and to reduce the much maligned CO2, the gas of plant life, to levels progressives determined were safe for human and animal habitation.
In an article published in June 16, 2008, “The Marxist Roots of the Global Warming Scare,” Wes Vernon quoted Natalie Grant Wraga: “Protection of the environment has become the principal tool for attack against the West and all it stands for. Protection of the environment may be used as a pretext to adopt a series of measures designed to undermine the industrial base of developed nations. It may also serve to introduce malaise by lowering their standard of living and implanting communist values.”
Wes Vernon mentioned in his article that Natalie Grant Wraga died in 2002 at the age of 101 and “was an internationally-recognized expert on the art of disinformation.” In her obituary in the Washington Post, “Herbert Romerstein, veteran intelligence expert in the legislative and executive branches of government, described Grant/Wraga as ‘one of our leading authorities’ on Soviet deceit.”
He further said that John Berlau of Investors Business Daily “wrote that some of the most respected scholars on Soviet Intelligence have credited this woman with teaching them how to penetrate desinformatzia, Moscow’s term for its ongoing operation to deceive foreign governments.”
Natalie Grant Wraga published her article, “Green Cross: Gorbachev and Global Enviro-Communism,” in the spring of 1998 at the age of 97. Very involved, alert, and out-spoken, Grant became legally blind in her late 80s and was helped in her writing pursuits by her devoted reader/researcher who prefers to remain anonymous. She learned a lot in the process of helping Natalie and considered her an early voice of the movement that would later emerge as The Tea Party.
The Soviets, who at the time were promoting their influence via the ‘peace’ movement, had decided to replace the issue of ‘world peace’ with the task of protecting the world’s environment. “Although ‘peace’ still remains a prominent item on the list of deceitful operations of Soviet leaders,” said Natalie Grant in 1998, “protection of the environment has become the principal tool for attack against the West and all it stands for.”
At the time, there were two groups, Natalie said, who represented environmentalism on the world stage – the Earth Council, an NGO chaired by Maurice Strong, then a U.N. top-tier bureaucrat, and the Green Cross International (GCI), a non-governmental organization (NGO) linked to Moscow and chaired by Mikhail S. Gorbachev, its founder.
According to Natalie Grant Wraga, GCI could trace its roots to the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders of Human Survival, in short the Global Forum. Global Forum was supposed to join the Earth Aid Society through dialogues with its founder, C. Nobel. The group first met in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York in June 1985.
The meeting deliberated environmental degradation and depletion of earth’s resources. According to Grant, two people in the meeting were Angier Biddle Duke, former chief of protocol in the Kennedy and Johnson administration, and Congressman James H. Scheuer of New York. The Congressman visited Moscow and Soviet officials attended a subsequent 1987 conference in Oxford, England. Strangely, she said, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mother Teresa were also in attendance at this conference.
The next big conference of the Global Forum was held in Moscow in 1990 and was co-sponsored by the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. With the Academy of Science supporting its content, speakers included U.N. Secretary General and then Senator Al Gore who spoke as a member of the Global Forum Council. He wrote an article in Shared Vision, the Global Forum publication. The keynote speaker was Mikhail S. Gorbachev, then President of the USSR.
The summary of his speech appeared in Shared Vision No. 7 on p. 11 along with the following recommendations: demand a nuclear test ban, establish an international monitoring of the environment, sign a “covenant” to protect “unique ecological zones,” pledge support of U.N.’s environmental programs, and of the June 1992 international conference on the environment in Rio, Brazil.
Natalie Grant Wraga believed that Gorbachev, as President of the USSR, was speaking and promoting the views of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. These “communist recommendations” were taken to heart by the Global Forum which became a “communist front and started acting upon Gorbachev’s suggestions.”
Grant/Wraga thought that naïve non-communist environmentalists were duped into joining the communist effort to turn the communists’ recommendations into a battle to protect the Earth. Several events pushed the agenda further:
- Stockholm Conference in 1972 (Secretary General was the Canadian millionaire Maurice Strong) – he managed to force his environmentalist agenda onto the world
- N. World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 asked for a code to impose behavioral norms for individuals and states in regards to Earth
- The First Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 influenced 178 countries to sign the 40-chapter U.N. document called U.N. Agenda 21; politicians embraced it at first, then started calling everyone that criticized it as conspiracy theorists, then brazenly adopted it one county and town at a time with grants from the federal government disbursed through a foreign entity operating at local levels, the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
- Formal launching of the Green Cross International in 1993, Kyoto, Japan when Gorbachev accepted the nomination as founder and chairman
- N. Agenda 21 of 1992, the blue print of Sustainable Development, now part of every government plan around the world, was further promoted and augmented during meetings in Copenhagen, Cairo, and Beijing. Social justice, a blatant communist doctrine, appears prominently in this document and is now heavily promoted by academia and the main stream media who are indoctrinating the American public non-stop.
- Rio+5 met in March 1997 to assess the progress of Sustainable Development five years after 1992 Rio conference
- The U.N. Second Earth Summit in New York, attended by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore stressed “aid to developing countries” and reducing emissions of “greenhouse gases,” a pact designed, in Grant’s opinion, “to cripple what’s left of American industry.”
The Earth Charter, which had been chaired by Maurice Strong until his death, had collaborated with Green Cross International, chaired by Gorbachev, and launched an Earth Charter in 1994 in Hague. In order to maintain life on earth, countries and their citizens had to engage in “norms of ethical and moral behavior” in all sectors of society as prescribed by these communists. The idea of “consensus” was developed, the bogus scientific “consensus” that progressives are browbeating real scientists with, and ridiculing and marginalizing those who deny that anthropogenic global warming exists.
Green Cross International (GCI) promoted Gorbachev’s communist values while he called for a “new civilization.” What this new civilization entailed was not explained but it was certainly not democracy, nor prayers, since Gorbachev had said that neither can solve the manufactured and bogus “world crisis.” He constantly discussed “change of values” but did not specify what values needed changing, why, and how. But he did say that the planet had rights and “the rights of the Earth” had to be guaranteed.
Natalie Grant Wraga wrote, “GCI suggests greater focusing on ‘soft law.’ Soft law refers to non-binding documents drawn up by special interest groups, such as GCI or the Earth Charter Council, that establish ‘norms,’ hoping they will take on the force of ‘law’ through customary practice. Majority rule and dissent are thereby circumvented.” Grant/Wraga was right, as most of U.N. Agenda 21, although not ratified by the U.S. Senate, has been implemented at all local levels through ICLEI’s visioning committees of Green Growth/Smart Growth initiatives of Sustainable Development.
The U.S. Chapter of Green Cross International, named Global Green USA, was opened in 1994 by Gorbachev during his visit. Its slogan was “one world, one people,” which brings into focus why every school and college in our nation now promotes global citizenship, anti-Americanism, social justice, and total divorce from one’s history, traditions, sovereignty, borders, language, and citizenship.
Grant/Wraga wrote, “Barely one year after its establishment, Green Cross and Crescent International had already formed five national chapters with two headquarters in Hague and Geneva.” She pointed out that none of these organizations had helped any flood or earthquake victims, oil spills’ mitigation, other environmental disasters, and have been silent on dam projects. They have been “long on rhetoric but short on action.”
When Grant/Wraga wrote her article on the Enviro-Communism in 1998, she astutely pointed out that the green movement, green on the outside and red on the inside, was a “Soviet disinformation operation” in which “Facts are exaggerated into a ‘nightmarish’ picture of floods, scorched earth, disease and death. The target was the industrialized West,” scared into submission by “Moscow’s sympathizers in science, academe, and the slavishly obedient Establishment media.”
The 97-year old Natalie Grant Wraga, referring to Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev, asked a very profound and telling question, “Who profits from the activities of these two men?”
Who profits today from the global warming/climate change industry, worth trillions of dollars? Why are billionaires, the media, the academia, and the environmental movement promoting the enslavement of their citizens who must decarbonize? If they are so worried about the environment, why are they not giving up their fossil-fuel driven wealthy lifestyles and huge fortunes to the poor of the entire world and become poor like the rest of them?
Article by Ileana Johnson