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Alliance of Civilizations: War on Monotheistic Religions?















By: Attorney Constance Cumbey
August 9, 2007

Funny what makes the brain start ticking and inspires internet surfing! Featured on the TODAY show today was a purported study coming from Harvard no less. It showed that children favored food wrapped in McDonald�s packaging � even carrots.

This was, per the earnest woman theoretician and proponent of the study, the results of what needed to be quickly regulated, if not outright banned: corporate advertising that might appeal to children. Well, what about our time honored 1st Amendment to the USA Constitution with its freedom of speech guarantees? Obviously, that must be deferred to �corporate responsibility.� I must confess I have mixed feelings about all of that, but as much as I am skeptical about advertising campaigns, I am much more so about New Age/Cultural Creative/�socially responsible� propaganda Watching the TODAY Show �Harvard University� presentation this morning, I thought I might be starting to smell a very familiar rat. It is a �rat� called �socially responsible investing.� Such is clearly a buzz word phrase for New Age corporate activism. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article � one about the �curious triangle� of Maurice Strong, Paul Martin, and Javier Solana. In it, I heavily cited one �Maitreya the Christ� proponent by the name of Gordon Davidson. He is a major player in this scenario as is Paul Hawken.

Gordon Davidson is an Alice Bailey, Lucis Trust activist. He is also a well known evangelizer of those occult principles, propagating them most successfully throughout the environmental and business communities. He is a fellow marcher with Findhorn chronicler Paul Hawken who has taken to bragging that they represent the largest movement in the world � one that nobody saw coming.

I clearly saw it coming. So did others. There was disinformation on a massive scale designed to convince concerned Christians that nothing happened. Many succumbed and fell back to sleep. Now that the New Agers have had such a splendid opportunity to regroup, given the cover by those self-designated �cult-watchers,� they brag of their size and power with impunity, still if anything understating their true size and scope.

They started under him known as the �Valdez Principles.� They are now known as �the Ceres Principles.�[1] Yes, Gordon Davidson is the organizer of what is now proclaimed to be a 4 trillion dollar environmental, corporate, and �socially responsible investing� consortium! I would not be surprised to learn of links between him and Martin Palmer, also an advisor to England�s Prince Philip. Martin Palmer claims to be heading a trillion dollar religious environmental consortium.

Listening to this morning�s Today Show feature (August 8, 2007) apparently anti-McDonald�s advocate , I heard her suggest creating a legal structure that would end first amendment rights for �corporate entities,� (presumably, people next) under the rubric of �corporate responsibility, I started to suspect that the Valdez principle people with their larger �global governance� agenda lurking nearby. I was hoping I was wrong. It appears I was not. There is a Harvard connection to more than mere worrying about the dietary likes and dislikes of toddlers who think everything tastes better in McDonald�s wrappers. My on line search showed a surprising level of involvement by the Harvard Divinity School with the Gordon Davidson Valdez cum Ceres �corporate responsibility� reshaping scenario -- especially obvious components of religious marginalizing and attempted reshaping. All of this is also very much like the work Jeremy Rifkin started in the 1970s and is still continuing to this day � Rifkin�s THE EMERGING ORDER: GOD IN AN AGE OF SCARCITY and his called for �paradigm shift� is still very obviously at play.

Such strange fruits and coming from the Harvard Divinity School at that! Jesus said to his disciples, �fear not, you are of more worth than many sparrows. � Here�s the latest contradiction to that from the Harvard Divinity School:

In biological terms humans provide no essential functions for the survival of other large communities of life-forms -- save, perhaps, for our own domesticated animals, plants and parasites. If we disappear it is probable that wheat, rice, cattle, camels and the common cold virus will not survive in their current forms for very long. But the vast majority of the earth's organisms can do perfectly well, indeed perhaps thrive even better, without us or our biological associates.

�We continue to strut and prance about with a sense of supreme self-importance as if all creation were put in place for our benefit. As the zoologist David Ehrenfeld has observed, in spite of what science has revealed about our place in the universe "we still believe that the force of gravity exists in order to make it easier for us to sit down�

Well, what is the gospel according to Harvard, about this alleged dysfunctional mindset? Three guesses and the first two don�t count! It is our religion which needs reforming! Quoting from their website, we read:

�From where does such arrogance come? How can our beliefs be so far out of touch with our knowledge? How can we maintain such an inflated sense of personal, collective and species self-importance? The answer, in part, is that Western religious traditions have generated and sustained this petty arrogance. A culture's religious beliefs are constructed from what that group has come to believe in religiously. Ever since the advent of cereal agriculture and with increasing intensity since the emergence of humanist thought stemming from the European Renaissance, Western cultures have come to believe religiously in their own power, importance and capacity to dominate and control nature.�

While attacking orthodox religious beliefs, the Harvard Divinity School and its �ecoethics� center advocates simultaneously employ a euphemism called �corporate responsibility.� While unashamedly promotes Gordon Davidson�s Valdez principles and even beyond makes a frontal assault on both ancient Judaic and Christian beliefs:

Some religious groups have transcribed and elaborated creation myths which serve to ennoble and authorize this illusion of domination. In these myths a supreme and omnipotent God figure (usually portrayed as male) is said to have created humankind and enjoined this species to be "fruitful and multiply" and "subdue" the earth. Moreover, it is often a feature of these traditions that selected human groups come to feel entitled, empowered or specially ordained by such a God to be his "chosen people." Through their actions and history, it is believed, this God allegedly manifested his intent for the planet as a whole. In short, human groups created God in their own image and generated divine narratives that accorded themselves privileged status in the whole of creation.

Were they using Gordon Davidson�s beloved Alice Bailey books to reach these conclusions, if not to actually draft the verbiage? The Harvard Divinity School reference to �chosen people,� is clearly a not so subtle reference to the Jewish people. It is very close to what Alice Bailey wrote about the Jews in several of her Lucis Press (the former Lucifer Publishing Company) The creation myth reference is an insult to all monotheistic believers. In addition to my own books, an excellent readily available on line resource is

You be the judge! Maybe they just plain didn�t know of Gordon Davidson�s more esoteric side. If not, they are free to take a peek at his �non-denominational� website, as I just did. Well, with campus attitudes like this, is it any wonder that the Harvard Medical school�s Public Relations Director had no problem seeking and taking a microchip implant? Looks to me like all our problems aren�t just Stanford University and New York University�s inputs on �global governance.� Either deliberately or inadvertently, Harvard is doing its fair share to attempt a pseudo-intellectual reshaping of the American religious climate. Suddenly, the huge family expense of seeking and receiving a Harvard degree for one of its members is of much less value than we thought before. Hopefully, their law school and political science departments make up for the common sense deficiencies at the medical and divinity schools, but I wouldn�t want to take it to the bank!

The scriptures proclaim that �God sits in the heaven and laugh . . . he shall have them in derision.� He must be howling at such effete snobbery combined with Harvard�s Divinity School pseudo-academics!

If you would like to personally view more of Harvard components to this global governance networking (yes, many of these are the same old New Age/religious apostasy figures such as John Cobb that I have been tracking since 1981) here are some internet links to go there. Download it and archive it VERY QUICKLY. They do play this lovely little game of �now you see us, now you don�t.�

International Society for Environmental Ethics, �I SEE

Harvard Center for Environmental Values

And lastly, more about the Valdez Principle organization, �CERES.� Ceres is an interesting choice of names. It literally means �forceful cultivation.� Ceres was organized by New Age activist Gordon Davidson. It claims to be the largest coalition of investors, environmental activists, and public interest groups in North America. Its recently appointed president, Wendy Lubbers, is a former advisor to President Bill Clinton. It is a significant bridge between New Age environmentalists and corporate moneys and influence. It has significant links with at least Harvard University and Yale University.

Interestingly, perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not, �CERES� is also the acronym for The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto. Perhaps our good friends at the Canada Free Press may know more about this one. I will be writing more about CERES � three significant Ceres� networks, in my next article here as well as on my own blogspot.

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Clearly there is more to worry about than children liking carrots better if in McDonald�s packaging. Let�s worry about what is packaged and sold to us as adults even more susceptible to propaganda than small children!



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Constance Cumbey is an active Michigan lawyer. Constance practices her profession primarily in, Southeastern Michigan, USA. Sometimes she also works in what she calls her "old stomping grounds" of Michigan's State Capital, Lansing, Michigan where she practices administrative, state law related matters. She's enjoyed active and stimulating careers in government, politics, law and as a published and translated author. In the past she served as a national officer of the National Association of Women Lawyers and chaired the Family Law subcommittee of the General Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Before beginning her legal career, she worked as a legislative analyst for the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, and while in law school as a consultant to the Appropriations Committee of the Michigan State Senate. She also served as the first charter position Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the Detroit enclave City of Highland Park, Michigan. Seven years into her legal career, she went on to become the author of the first major critical book about the New Age Movement, THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW: The New Age Movement and our Coming Age of Barbarism (1983); A PLANNED DECEPTION: The Staging of a New Age Messiah (1986). Currently, she's completing a volume about Javier Solana, the Barcelona Process, Israel and the European Union.


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There was disinformation on a massive scale designed to convince concerned Christians that nothing happened. Many succumbed and fell back to sleep. Now that the New Agers have had such a splendid opportunity to regroup, given the cover by those self-designated �cult-watchers,� they brag of their size and power with impunity, still if anything understating their true size and scope.