The media is saddened by the passing a few days ago of Walter Cronkite. He was certainly a legend in broadcast journalism. But there was also a radical side to him that few Americans knew, and that the mainstream media didn't talk about. In particular, Cronkite was an ardent supporter of a future World Government, as shown in a recent wnd.com article.
In 1999, he appeared at the United Nations to accept the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award from the World Federalists Association. He told those assembled, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, that the first step toward achieving a one-world government- his personal dream – is to strengthen the United Nations.
"It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace," he said. "To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order."
In his acceptance speech, Cronkite added, "Pat Robertson has written in a book a few years ago that we should have a world government, but only when the Messiah arrives. He wrote, literally, any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the devil. Well, join me. I'm glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan."
Later, in an interview with the BBC, Cronkite described this new order as something that sounded like a militaristic world dictatorship.
"I wouldn't give up on the U.N. yet," he said. "I think we are realizing that we are going to have to have an international rule of law. We need not only an executive to make international law, but we need the military forces to enforce that law and the judicial system to bring the criminals to justice before they have the opportunity to build military forces that use these horrid weapons that rogue nations and movements can get hold of – germs and atomic weapons."
He spoke openly about the need for America to give up its national sovereignty.
"American people are going to begin to realize they are going to have to yield some sovereignty to an international body to enforce world law, and I think that's going to come to other people as well," he said. "It's a fair distance to get there, but we are not ever going to get there unless we keep trying to push ourselves onto the road."Full article here: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104399
The poor man was so sadly deceived, as are all these politicians and activists pushing for a one world government, not knowing they've been snookered into helping build the Devil's endtime kingdom of the Antichrist.
And by the way, I think it's interesting to note that the person who gave the introductory remarks at the 1999 World Federalist Association event (when Cronkite picked up his Global Governance award) was none other than the woman who is now our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.