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Is the United Nations attempting to sway American public opinion using Hollywood celebrities as unofficial"turncoat" lobbyists and propagandists? You bet!

L. Ron Hubbard, one of the most prolific science fiction authors of all time knew that people were more receptive to his controversial money-making religion, Scientology, if it was fronted by recognizable and likeable celebrities. To this end he build an entire apparatus to cater to the whims of celebrities who were willing to join his church and promote its programs. And being celebrities, they were reportedly treated as such, exempt from some of the harsher realities experienced by other more ordinary members – perhaps to the extent of being “selectively” educated in church doctrine.

To this end, it appears that the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, is following in Hubbard’s footsteps – recruiting celebrities to lead the charge to convince the American public that global warming is real, is dangerous and requires a political solution that cedes a great deal of money and administrative power to the United Nations.

Unfortunately, many celebrities with their giant media footprints and large megaphones are not all that smart – being trained regurgitators of material written by others. But with outsized egos and the self-assurance that comes from being feted by legions of sycophants who want some connection to fame and an opportunity to hop aboard the gravy train. People who are immune, because of their fame, fortune or earning power, from the consequences of daily life which affects us mere mortals.

But the fact remains, many of these people are insecure shape-shifters, more comfortable in the persona of others while mouthing “witty remarks” crafted by a team of experienced writers. Which makes them prey for those who would offer them the “gravitas” that is normally associated with “serious” institutions and people of apparently high rank.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times …

“U.N. leader asks Hollywood for help in fight against global climate change”

“'Together we can have a blockbuster impact on the world,' U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells Hollywood heavyweights at a forum on global climate change.”

“Ban Ki-moon, the normally buttoned-up Secretary General of the United Nations, swept into Los Angeles during Oscar week playing the role of Hollywood pitchman.
His message: Make global warming a hot issue. ‘I need your support,’ he told entertainment industry insiders during a daylong forum Tuesday that focused on recent heat waves, floods, fires and drought, which scientists link to human-induced climate change.”

Truth be told, the recent weather events cannot be linked to the hypothesis of global warming and the results of the climate models have often been as wrong as your local weather forecaster. If one needs to establish a scientific reason for these events, perhaps they should look to ENSO (El Niño/La Niña-Southern Oscillation) which “causes extreme weather such as floods, droughts and other weather disturbances in many regions of the world.” Not forgetting the NAO (North Atlantic oscillation), “one of the most important manifestations of climate fluctuations in the North Atlantic and surrounding humid climates.

This is Hollywood -- where you can play as fast and loose with the truth as is done in politics …

“’Animate these stories!’ Ban pleaded. ‘Set them to music! Give them life! Together we can have a blockbuster impact on the world.’
If the pitch sounds a tad desperate, it's not surprising. In recent years, public concern over climate change has plummeted in the polls, U.N. efforts to craft a new global climate treaty have been unsuccessful, and Congress has rejected federal legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”

Wonderful – blame your next disaster movie on global warming. Work global warming into the warp and woof of all scripts – and whatever you decide to do, don’t call it “propaganda” call it entertainment.

Want to see where the United Nations in spending their money?

“To coordinate with Hollywood, the U.N. has set up an office, the ‘Creative Community Outreach Initiative’ in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, funded by media mogul Ted Turner. Past projects include an episode of ‘The Flying Chef’ filmed at U.N. headquarters and featuring dishes from seven countries; an episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ dealing with children and armed conflict; an episode of ‘Ugly Betty’ highlighting the use of mosquito nets to prevent malaria; and the hosting of the world premiere of the Disney film ‘Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.’"

Again turning to the truth …

The United Nations and their fundamentally progressive allies in the environmental movement were the ones that killed the use of DDT to eradicate the pestilence and disease that was plaguing mankind. Thus rekindling the rise of malaria and other maladies which brought sickness and death to hundreds of millions of innocent people. Perhaps all part of the dominant United Nations theme of population control; limiting the planet’s population using any means necessary as the end justifies the means.

Politics and morality in the same sentence? From one of the most corrupt institutions on the planet?

“The climate effort, managed by the same office, has broader ambitions. ‘You have power and influence to send to millions and billions of people around world,’ Ban told his Los Angeles audience. ‘To make planet Earth environmentally sustainable is a political and moral imperative.’"

Faux science meets Hollywood’s pretentious people and smoke and mirrors productions …

Hollywood progressives have shaded the truth for decades. Whether to improve a story line or to secure funding, Hollywood is one of the most amoral places in town. Or as Charlie Sheen’s producer, Chuck Lorre, is fond of saying:

“I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis.”

While there are some in the entertainment business who are astute observers of the human condition and are well-studied on matters of science, ethics and politics, it appears that they have the sense to keep their musings to themselves lest they offend the progressive elite, the limousine liberals, who take the saying “Don’t do as I do, do as I say” to heart – expecting that they world owes them a discount for their prowess in creating entertainment which serves as an escape mechanism from the cold, cruel world of reality.

Bottom line …

Regardless of the scientific validity of the hypothesis of global warming, there are four things we should remember.

One, there are those in the political realm who will do or say anything to obtain control over nations, economies and peoples and who will exploit their power for their own self-interests and those of their special interest friends.

Two, the United Nations, on balance, in an anti-America institution where a significant portion of the membership believes in totalitarianism, socialism, Marxism and Communism and would like nothing better to destroy America’s preeminent position in today’s world while simultaneously plundering her assets. An institution which has proven itself to be impotent in fighting real instances of disease, poverty and genocide while wasting great amounts of money and living the “good life” in the midst of great global misery.

Three, you cannot trust those who lie for a living; whether they are politicians or those pretending to be someone else with powers and insight far superior to their own.

And four, you can never forget the words of journalist and newsman Edward R. Murrow who famously said:

“It is not necessary to remind you that the fact that your voice is amplified to the degree where it reaches from one end of the country to the other does not confer upon you greater wisdom or understanding than you possessed when your voice reached only from one end of the bar to the other.”

-- steve

Reference Links:

Hollywood and climate change: U.N. leader asks Hollywood for help in fight against global climate change - latimes.com

El Niño/La Niña-Southern Oscillation

North Atlantic oscillation

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