Who Is Reading Your Email?
By Berit Kjos
"On July 16, 1996, President Clinton signed Executive Order #13011, creating a massive new bureaucracy with authority to manage "Federal Information Technology." It links the data gathered by the health, education, and labor departments to the data accessible to the FBI, CIA, EPA, and other federal agencies. And it apparently gives this unified information system unspecified power to- propagandize the public by disseminating politically correct information everywhere and control people through a vast federal data bank and monitoring system.
Yet, at first glance, this new order sounds practical enough to silence most critics. Section 1 begins, "It shall be the policy of the United States Government that executive agencies shall:
a) significantly improve the management of their information systems.
b) refocus information technology management to support strategic missions.
c) establish clear accountability for information resources management activities by creating agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs).
d) promote a coordinated, interoperable, secure, and shared Government-wide infrastructure that is provided and supported by a diversity of private sector suppliers.
The CIOs are selected by the heads of participating executive agencies. These include most of the agencies represented in the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (Executive Order 13010): the CIA, FEMA, FBI as well as the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Transportation, Energy, etc. Executive Order 13011 expands that network by adding the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the Departments of Interior, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, HUD, Army, Navy, and Air Force along with NASA, the Agency for International Development, and others.
To grasp the extent of its reach, remember that the controversial "Careers Act" (HR1617) would have linked only three agencies-the Departments of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services-in an effort to create a national employment agency and a "National Electronic Data Base," part of a massive "National Labor Market Information System."
The Chief Information Officers make up the CIO Council, which shall "develop federal information technology management policy" and "sponsor cooperation in using information resources, procedures, and standards." It still sounds like good business practice, doesn't it?
Section 4 establishes Government Information Technology Services that encourages "cross-agency cooperation" and develops "shared governmentwide information infrastructure services." Its "major government mission areas" include electronic commerce, law enforcement, environmental protection, national defense, and health care." In the name of national security and protection from terrorists, polluters, extremists, and other enemies to the global village, the all-seeing eyes of the State will have power to search everywhere and to monitor everyone.
Section 7 links the Federal information management system to "State and local governments" and "nongovernmental international organizations" and "intergovernmental organizations." Section 9 deals with "liaison, consultation, and negotiation with foreign governments and intergovernmenal organizations on all matters related to information resources management" and ensures "that the United States is represented in the development of international standards affecting information technology." Do you see the bigger picture?
Standing alone, this executive order might raise little alarm. But examined in the light of the United Nations agenda and stated government intentions, it looks ominous. The UN has called for a sophisticated international computerized information system that would disseminate its politically correct data and pseudo-scientific risk assessments into every community, build consensus based on its visions, goals, values, and choices, then monitor individual and collective compliance everywhere-in homes, schools, offices.
"Develop gender-sensitive databases, information and monitoring systems," states the Beijing Platform for Action (#258). It calls for the "consistent flow of information" among "national, subregional/regional and international institutions." (#288) -all under the watchful guidance of the UN's Social and Economic Council. (#314)
The UN plan matches the Clinton plan for social transformation through a vast government-controlled information and surveillance system. The President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD)-the US counterpart to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development-issued a report that echoes the UN agenda. Called, Sustainable America: A New Consensus, it states in Chapter 3 which deals with "Information and Education,"
"Citizens depend on the quality and timeliness of information to alert them to hazards and to make informed decisions. As sustainable development focuses attention on new environmental, social, or economic concerns, government must perform this critical management function more effectively to ensure the quality and timely availability of new kinds of information.
"The federal government is already participating in collaborative efforts with the public, the private sector, and intergovernmental organizations to improve information management. These efforts should be expanded to include priority setting for data collection and analysis, identification of the most useful formats for dissemination, and additional mechanisms." (p. 59)
The report calls for "international cooperation" and broad governmental networks to coordinate "comprehensive regional inventories and assessments of environmental, economic, and social indicators of progress." The public would be warned about "risk assessment" and taught "accurate information built on basic scientific research needed for sound decisionmaking." (p.61)
The truthfulness of this "accurate information" would depend on political expedience. As Stanford environmentalist Stephen Schneider said, "We'd like to see the world a better place to get some broad-based support, to capture the public's imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts we might have." (See Brave New Schools, chapter 5)
The PCSD report calls for "policies that increase access to public information for all segments of society and encourage the development of the National Information Infrastructure."(p. 64) It wants "better tools for measuring the public value"-the community consensus and solidarity based on common goals and values called "social capital" by UN and World Bank leaders.
To the PCSD, "information is useful only if citizens can put it into a framework of knowledge and use it to solve problems, form values, and make choices"-the right choices. For this "framework of knowledge" is the new global paradigm-the new way of thinking, believing, and deciding that turns traditional values, facts, and logic upside down. It's the bridge to the 21st Century and it burns the bridges to the past.
This monstrous information management system is part of a global phenomenon. Already, "more than 100 nations have established national councils on sustainable development similar to the US President's Council on Sustainable Development." (p.160) Following UN guidelines for "information management," each nation guides its unsuspecting public toward global controls through deceptive propaganda in the name of "scientific research."
The PCSD report was sent to me from the US Department of Education with a letter that stated, "The PCSD is now entering its implementation phase." Apparently, Executive Order 13011 is part that phase.
As you ponder the significance of Executive Orders 13010 and 13011, remember what Al Gore wrote in Earth in the Balance: "Adopting a central organizing principle [saving the earth] means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution, every treaty and alliance, every tactic and strategy to halt the destruction of the environment.... Minor shifts in policy rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change-these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public's desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary." (p. 274, Emphasis added)
The world is changing fast. If our globalist leaders win this battle, they will end the freedoms Americans have taken for granted. It's time to awaken our neighbors, pray to the only God who can reverse these trends, seek His guidance, and stand together against the forces that would mold our minds and control our lives. When we trust and follow Him, He makes us "more than conquerors." (Romans 8:37)