Accuracy in Media

Stephen Colbert, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, were among those appearing at the Global Citizen Festival on September 26, broadcast by cable channel MSNBC.

Incredibly, despite the left-wing slant of the event, Republican Senators Thad Cochran (MS) and Bob Corker (TN) lent their names to the Honorary Congressional Host Committee for the gathering, while Republican Rep. Charlie Dent (PA) was listed as a participant.

Labeled as an effort to eradicate poverty by 2030, the movement to create “global citizens” is actually designed to make the U.N. into a world government to manage a transition to a new worldwide economic system. It’s being called “sustainable development” but amounts to a system of global socialism—redistributing wealth from the United States to the rest of the world.

By the standards of this group, ordinary American citizens are considered greedy consumers, who, according to socialist presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), have too many choices of deodorant and sneakers. He believes a central government should decide on what should be produced and for whom.

The Global Citizen Festival takes this theory of centralized planning to the international level.

In an Orwellian version of “Uncle Sam Wants You,” MSNBC had announced that “MSNBC wants YOU to become a Global Citizen.” Their live coverage of the event, which was held in New York City’s Central Park, was hosted by Alex Wagner, Willie Geist and Janet Mock, and included performances by Pearl Jam and Beyoncé.

Officially, the Global Citizen Festival was supposed to promote 17 Global Goals, also known as Sustainable Development Goals, including that of taking “climate action” to address “climate change.” This was not defined in specific terms, but in December the U.N. holds a climate conference intended to produce a new treaty, which Obama supporters say he plans to implement through executive action, bypassing Congress.

When Pope Francis spoke to the United Nations on Friday, member countries officially “adopted” these Global Goals, which are supposed to be implemented by 2030.

However, the U.S. Congress has not been consulted or asked for a vote on the global agenda, and Republican leaders have been silent about the United Nations attempting to implement on a global basis what Congress has not passed in the form of legislation.

Republican Congressional leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, gave Pope Francis a chance to promote aspects of the global agenda when he spoke to the Congress on Thursday. In his address, the pope referred to his encyclical on climate change, “Laudato Si’,” and urged action “to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity.” He added, “I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States—and this Congress—have an important role to play.”

Yet Congress has not been called upon to accept, or reject, the “global goals” adopted by the Obama administration at the U.N.

Despite congressional silence, or acquiescence in the cases of Republican Senators Cochran and Corker and Rep. Dent, the U.N.’s goal of global socialism is out in the open, although few in the media even mention it. However, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, has said publicly that the plan is to begin “the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, [changing] the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.” The period 2015 to 2030 is when this transition from oil and gas is supposed to occur. The plan is nothing less than the overthrow of the global capitalist system that is powered by the use of energy and resources for the benefit of humankind.

Veering off into another cause dear to the hearts of the far-left, among the individuals providing on-stage video messages and commitments, was Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia who just signed a “peace deal” in Havana with the Colombian narco-terrorists known as the FARC, who have been waging war on his country for 40 years.

Santos was actually photographed making the deal while holding hands with Cuban President Raúl Castro and a top FARC commander.

Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe called the deal a surrender to terrorism and says it gives Marxist guerrillas an opportunity to rehabilitate themselves and infiltrate the political system.

With “peace” breaking out all over without a peep from Republicans in Congress, those using Google Chrome as a search engine on September 25 found a notice on the bottom of the Internet page urging people to click on a link to learn more about the U.N.’s global goals to “end poverty, climate change, and injustice.” That link led to the U.N.’s “sustainable development goals.”

As the channel leading the effort, MSNBC declared that through its partnership with the Global Citizen Festival it was “committed to connecting our audience with the stories and values that bring purpose and action to our global community.” This clearly means more media manipulation and liberal bias, in order to make the U.N., a body always plagued by corruption, appear to be worthwhile.

In addition to MSNBC, other media properties sponsoring or broadcasting the event included NBC News and CNBC.

Additional corporate partners include The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, YouTube, and Wikipedia, which together have the ability to influence and propagandize the American people with pro-U.N. messages.

Not to be outdone, movie theaters around the country and the world promoted the so-called “Global Goals Campaign” through a 60-second ad narrated by Liam Neeson (as the voice of God), and featuring animated creatures (as U.N. officials) calling on the nations of the world to “defeat climate change.”

But that’s not all. “We’re working to get the Global Goals onto every website and billboard, broadcast on every TV station and radio station, in every cinema and classroom, pinned to every community noticeboard and sent to every mobile phone,” the movement announced.

So look for America’s young people to get indoctrinated about the “global goals,” perhaps through Common Core.

We are truly witnessing a massive international campaign, using most major organs of the media, to “fundamentally transform” the world.

But there’s more. While socialist Bernie Sanders has been quick to attack the “billionaire class” on the campaign trail, those behind this new global citizen movement being put at the service of the U.N. proudly insisted that a grand total of 137 billionaires had “pledged to use their money for good” in the future, undoubtedly by giving more money to far-left and pro-U.N. causes.

It was announced that something called the “Giving Pledge,” defined as “a campaign that encourages the wealthiest people in the world to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes,” had “been signed by 137 billionaire or former billionaire individuals or couples.” It was originally announced in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was among the “notable younger pledgers.”

Zuckerberg was also among the attendees at Friday night’s White House state dinner for Xi Jingping, the President of Communist China.

This crowd has apparently decided to ignore the lack of human freedom in China, and regards the communist regime as a trustworthy player to bring about a new global state.

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  • NotLeftistSwine

    Don’t forget what people have to do to get “free* tickets to this event.
    They actually have to pledge allegiance to and sign petitions promoting the leftist agenda. No way is this a constitutional use of a public square.

  • John Cunningham

    I believe the establishment types in Congress wants to go along to get along. Hollywood and cocktail Liberals want America to be absorbed into the so called global society. Of course it would soon end up being absorbed into China and Russia you can take that to the bank.

  • tompro97

    We were warned about this years ago in the novel “1984” – now it is coming to pass and our Congress is sitting on its collective AZZ doing NOTHING as usual.l God bless America because nobody else is.


  • cmjapnea

    You’re correct! I’ll bet a lot of the “sheeple” haven’t even heard of the book 1984. And we also have a pathetic group in Congress.

  • gwsmith

    “Sustainable development” is the Orwellian Newspeak for the Oldspeak, “Socialism”. It’s deja vu all over again, but who has time to read old books?.


    In a U.S. past, Mr. Sanders would be in prison for spouting off his socialist agenda, O would never have been elected, and Hillary would be home baking cookies. Where did all these liberals come from?

  • Ted

    Geez! All the Republican CEOs and fatcats doing about $2 trillion worth of business with China annually also seem to be “ignoring that lack of human freedom in China”. GM is even selling more Buicks there than in the U.S.

    “Money” has never given a rat’s ass for issues of “human freedom”. It’s all about the money … Republican, Democrat, Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Fascist … doesn’t matter.

  • NonaYabiz

    The bible warns of these things– read Isaiah chapter 3. Wow!

  • NonaYabiz

    Trends with public schools (now? or planning on) omitting the first 100 years (nearly half!) of American History in “history” books!

    Not sure what is worse revisionist history or complete omission?

    The climate-creeps are so swift on their feet– as soon as global ‘warming’ was effectively debunked they switched their propaganda term to climate change! Can’t argue the temperature goes up and down! Right? Plus… this increases their “income”, which is far more lucrative than just collecting “tax” on temps that rise!

    Treachery abounds!

  • Kathleen3

    Cochran, Corker and Dent are as much Republicans as is Nancy Pelosi.

  • gwsmith

    The wolf is at the door and the kids think it’s a lamb. Take this article seriously and reread 1984, before it’s too late.

  • gwsmith

    It’s not money, my friend, it’s guilt. Reread the article.

  • tompro97


  • NonaYabiz

    Does GM or it’s CEO really count as a ‘republican fat cat’ when ‘it’ received a federal gubmint ‘bailout’ from a democrap congress and democrap president?

    And is it any surprise that GM would be increasing it’s business China as a corporate/hybrid-of-sorts? I mean now that ‘it’ is more in keeping with the Chinese model of commie/capitalism, which is far different than fascist/capitalism (aka crony-capitalism). Don’t be mistaken… Commies and cronies are both terrible and very very different from true capitalism. True capitalism (free-market capitalism) is the real freedom force of the industrialized nation we once were. And fueled not only industry but those who honestly saved their money (capital) in the hopes to invest hard earned effort into retirements, businesses and legacies for their families.

    Corporatism (in commie or cronie forms) is morphing into anything but free. And the globalist con-men, including the Con-Man-der in Chief (BHO), calling climate change the new danger our armed forces must be poised to fight against NOW, will control by taxation and other force(s) (including military?) maximizing control over you and I in the name of ‘change’ ‘climate change’ etc.

    Sooner or later we’ll have to realize that BHO has SHORT-CHANGED everyone with his ideas of fundamentally changing America. He accelerated all this through both types of congress, reps&dems aka PublicRats.