I have devoted the better part of my adult life to the oceans... I had, from the very beginning, the gut feeling that more was at stake than the oceans, great as they are. The fact is that in trying to build a new system of governance and management for the oceans and the coastal areas, we will be making, perforce, a major contribution to the building of a new national/international system or order for the next century. The world ocean has been, and is, so to speak, our great laboratory for the making of a new world order. For a combination of reasons it was in the oceans, and only there, that we could introduce a series of new concepts, principles and norms which eventually will have to be applied to the world as a whole...As I said above, George Bush supports LOST.
The youngest daughter of the German novelist Thomas Mann, Borgese openly favored world government, wrote for the left-wing The Nation magazine and was a member of a "Committee to Frame a World Constitution." She served as director of the International Center for Ocean Development and chairman of the International Oceans Institute at Dalhousie University in Canada...Put on your tinfoil truthseekers, and read the article and the links.
Borgese received UNEP's "Environment Prize" in 1987 and was credited with organizing the conferences that "served to lay the foundation" for the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, according to Dalhousie University, which houses her archives.
In a 1995 speech, pro-U.N. Democratic Sen. Claiborne Pell said Borgese's ideas were "embodied in the negotiated texts of the Law of the Sea Convention."
Her ideas included recognizing the oceans as the "common heritage of mankind" and creating an International Seabed Authority to charge U.S. and foreign companies for the right to mine the ocean floor. This has been regarded by many LOST critics as a global tax scheme...
Politics · Tue, 05/03/2005 - 22:04 · Importance: 1