Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
May 12, 2014
Jim seemed staggered by my revelation of what Secretary of War Stimson had written, and he fell back to the standard position of retreat for those who ridicule conspiracy theories. He laughingly remarked: "The next thing you're going to tell me is that after the Second World War, there were all these Communist sympathizers in our government. That's just McCarthyism."
"Look, Jim," I replied, "you don't have to take my word for any of this. About McCarthy and the Communists, would you take the word of Communists themselves? And would you trust the accuracy of former WASHINGTON POST reporter Carl Bernstein? Remembering that Bernstein along with Bob Woodard had cracked the "Watergate" case, Jim said he'd be willing to believe such sources. I then told him that in Bernstein's book, LOYALTIES: A SON'S MEMOIR, his father (who along with Carl's mother had been members of the of the Communist Party in America) told Carl: "You're going to prove McCarthy right, because all he was saying was that the system was loaded with communists. And he was right. You've got to take a big hard look at what you're doing. Because the whole fight against him was that people weren't communists....I'm worried about the kind of book you're going to write and about cleaning up McCarthy. The problem is that everybody said he was a liar; you're saying he was right....I agree that the Party was a force in the country."
I went on to tell Jim that during the 1950s at the same time the McCarthy controversy was growing, an organization called World Association of Parliamentarians for World Government actually prepared a map showing what foreign troops would police the various nations of the world when the World Government came into existence. Jim didn't think this was very important until I informed him that according to this map, U.S. troops would be policing in Yugoslavia, and Russian troops would be policing in the southern and southeastern U.S. To Jim, this was somewhat alarming because he knew that in 1995 U.S. troops had been sent to Yugoslavia, and he knew that Russian troops had been at Fort Riley (KS) and Fort Polk (LA), and that a Russian policeman had helped arrest someone in western North Carolina. I told Jim also to keep in mind that this map was distributed at the 1959 United World Federalists convention, which had Mr.(later U. S. Senator) and Mrs. Alan Cranston as member sponsors.
Jim asked to see the map, and when I showed it to him, he noticed that when the world government comes into existence, American troops are also supposed to be policing Australia. He looked up from the map quickly and told me that just that morning he had received a fax from friends in Australia telling him that near the end of July 1996, a large number of U.S. Marines were permanently stationed in Australia, with 30,00 supposedly coming and going for training. He also indicated that his friends had sent him information regarding the increasing uneasiness in that nation concerning the possible disarming of citizens. One Australian newspaper editorialized that the pressure for this disarmament "must be from outside Australia."
I told Jim that would fit with the statement in "Our Global Neighborhood," the report of the Commission on Global Governance, that "We strongly endorse community initiatives...to encourage the disarming of citizens." The work of the Commission was endorsed by U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. It received funding from governments such as those of the Netherlands, Sweden, India, Switzerland, and others, and from foundations such as the MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation, as well as from the Carnegie Corporation. Its report was published by Oxford University Press in 1995.
I also reminded Jim that prior to any massive slaughter of people in various countries such as the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Communist China, Guatemala, Uganda, Colombia, or Ottoman Turkey over the years, there were "gun control" laws enacted. Jim contested that our government wouldn't try to disarm its citizens, but I informed him that the attitude of the government regarding the Second Amendment to the Constitution could allow them to move in that direction. I then showed him a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice dated February 20, 1997, which stated: "The current state of federal law does not recognize that the Second Amendment protects the right of private citizens to possess firearms of any type. Instead, the Second Amendment is deemed to be a collective right belonging to the state, not to an individual." I then went on to inform Jim that there had been documents prepared by the administration of President Kennedy calling for the disarmament of national armies down to the point where no country "would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force."
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