The New American
by Alex Newman
Globalism-loving socialist Antonio Guterres of Portugal (shown), infamous primarily for helping to engineer the massive tsunami of Islamic immigration into the West, has been officially selected as the next secretary-general of the United Nations. His prescription for what ails the world: more socialism at the planetary level, more power for the UN, more “global governance,” and more mass migration from the Third World to Western countries. In other words, more of the same extremism that already has the world and the West on the brink.
Guterres was formally selected last week by the UN Security Council, beating out corrupt Bulgarian communist and UNESCO chief Irina Bokova, who was the “correct” gender but whose horrifying record was exposed prior to her selection. The UN General Assembly, dominated by unfree governments and dictatorships, confirmed Guterres for the job on October 13. The Portuguese bureaucrat, 67, was the Socialist prime minister of Portugal before becoming the UN “High Commissioner for Refugees” in 2005. He also led the global tyranny-promoting Socialist International.
The Portuguese politician and bureaucrat will assume office in January of 2017. In his capacity as chief administrative officer of the UN, he will oversee almost 50,000 UN bureaucrats and counting. He will also help manage more than 100,000 scandal-plagued UN “peacekeeping” troops, currently facing global criticism for raping children around the world, trafficking sex slaves, slaughtering unarmed protesters and Christians, killing tens of thousands of Haitians with cholera, persecuting whistleblowers, and more — all with total impunity. The scandals have become so horrifying that even the U.S. Congress has threatened to withhold funds.
One of the many giant red flags (no pun intended) on Guterres’ troubling résumé is his presidency, from 1999 to 2005, of the Socialist International. Often referred to as SI, the outfit is an alliance of socialist and communist political parties from around the world, including many re-branded “former” communist parties from the Cold War era that murdered and tortured huge numbers of people. Despite the lack of coverage the outfit receives from the U.S. establishment media, the SI alliance is extraordinarily powerful — especially at the UN, where its members control a massive voting bloc and multiple UN bureaucracies.
The outfit is also extremely radical and dangerous. To understand just how extreme Socialist International is, consider that, in 2012, the alliance unapologetically held its annual Congress in an African nation led by a Marxist-Leninist member political party that, according to leading genocide experts, was at that very moment engaged in the planning and preparation phase of genocide in a bid to exterminate an embattled minority group. Earlier that year, the president and party chief who hosted the SI Congress even went on national television to sing songs in front of his military about massacring members of the minority group with his machine gun. SI profusely praised its hosts nonetheless.
Representatives from murderous and unfree regimes and totalitarian parties from around the world came together, as they do every year, to demand more “global governance,” more wealth redistribution from Western taxpayers to their corrupt governments, what they call “Global Welfare Statehood,” and other extremism. “During this critical juncture for regional and world peace it is imperative that the role of the United Nations (UN) must be strengthened,” one SI resolution from that year stated before listing all the ways in which the controversial dictators club should be further empowered.
At its 1962 conference in Oslo, the SI came out and said it: “The ultimate objective of the parties of the Socialist International is nothing less than world government.” At its latest meeting last month, the SI also demanded that Western nations submit to international bureaucracies in the resettling of massive amounts of foreigners within their borders — at taxpayer expense. The SI’s members, over 160 parties from more than 100 nations, also demanded more global socialism and wealth redistribution.
Of course, socialist and communist regimes have killed more than 100 million of their own people over the last century, according to conservative estimates. And yet, the totalitarians always insist that utopia is just around the corner — just a few more purges and executions and gulags will be needed before the glories of socialism and communism become clear to the proletariat. If there are any remaining doubts about the horrors, savagery, and barbarism of socialism and communism, a quick visit to the utopias of Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, or Zimbabwe — all voting UN members, some even on the UN “human rights council” — should put them to rest.
Yet despite the utter failure, misery, terror, starvation, and mass death inevitably produced by the implementation of such collectivist “ideologies,” the proponents of the extremism remain firmly entrenched in power around the world, as evidenced by Guterres’ successful bid to lead the UN. Even the Obama administration and the allegedly conservative British government had to sign off on the socialist radical. Most of his fellow candidates for UN chief, too, were communists and socialists, in addition to being globalist radicals.
Another red flag on Guterres’ CV was his decade-long stint as UN refugee boss, a position he held until last year. As Guterres and his office engineered a tidal wave of Islamic immigration into the West, he also implemented a policy to systematically discriminate against Middle East Christians — the very people who, even according to the U.S. State Department, are still facing genocide at the hands of Islamic extremists. Even though almost 10 percent of Syria’s population is Christian, for example, less than 1 percent of the refugees resettled by the UN refugee agency in the Western world have been Christian.
Indeed, Guterres’ UN “refugee” officials preside over camps where Christians are systematically brutalized, beaten, and even murdered by Islamist “refugees.” U.S. taxpayer-funded aid is also doled out by the UN in a highly bigoted and discriminatory manner, bypassing Christians in favor of Muslims. “Since August 2014, other than initial supplies of tents and tarps, the Christian community in Iraq has received nothing in aid from any U.S. aid agencies or the UN,” said Stephen Rasche, the resettlement official for the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese in Erbil, Iraq.
As The New American has reported many times, the ancient Christian communities of Iraq and Syria are facing extinction thanks, at least in part, to U.S. and UN policy in the region. Yet Guterres insists that Christians must remain there to be butchered, while potentially radicalized Muslims must be imported to Europe and the United States by the millions, all at taxpayer expense under the auspices of UN officials. In a recent TV interview, Guterres even proposed using airplanes to fly massive numbers of Muslims into Europe from Africa and the Middle East because the optics would be better. He also referred to opposition to his open borders and mass-migration extremism as “irrational.” “Migration is, in my opinion, part of the solution to the global problems,” he claimed.
The agenda, though, is clear, and it has nothing to do with “protecting refugees” or “humanitarianism.” Guterres and his fellow globalist-socialist extremists are not fooling everyone. In Hungary, for example, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blasted what he termed a “criminal conspiracy” of internationalist fanatics. In essence, he has argued in multiple speeches that these globalist conspirators, based largely in European Union HQ in Brussels, were using mass Islamic immigration as a weapon to undermine Western civilization, Christendom, and the nation-state on the road toward what globalists often refer to as their “New World Order.”
He is right, as even top Insiders such as former Goldman Sachs boss and Bilderberg leader Peter Sutherland, in his capacity as UN migration czar, explained publicly. In an interview posted on the UN’s own website, Sutherland said he would urge governments to “recognize that sovereignty is an illusion — that sovereignty is an absolute illusion that has to be put behind us.” He also said “the days of hiding behind borders and fences are long gone.” Westerners must take on “some of the old shibboleths” and “the old historic memories and images of our own country” and realize that we are all “part of humankind.” In other words, no more nations, no more borders — just global totalitarian rule, with people like Sutherland and his extremist cohorts at the helm.
Columnists and commentators at major publications have already expressed serious concern about Guterres’ extremism. “As president of Socialist International, Guterres envisaged a radical model of government led by a UN parliamentary assembly that would facilitate the emergence of ‘global citizens,’” wrote Jennifer Oriel in The Australian newspaper, citing quotes from the SI congress’ resolutions during his term at the helm of the alliance. Among other extremism, SI declared that its goal was to “parliamentarise the global political system” by establishing a “UN parliamentary assembly.”
Not surprisingly, perhaps, outgoing UN boss Ban Ki Moon last year began preparing the way, loudly and repeatedly referring to the dictators club he leads as the “Parliament of Humanity.” He continually referred to the UN’s radical Agenda 2030, meanwhile, which demands national and international socialism and other extremism, as the world’s “Declaration of Interdependence” for “We The Peoples” of the planet. In short, the independence of the United States — and the God-given rights of her people by extension — are under direct assault by the UN and its allies in Washington, D.C., and worldwide.
The mass-migration disaster Guterres helped orchestrate also faced criticism in The Australian newspaper. “During his term as UN high commissioner for refugees, he acted in accordance with socialist ideology by pressuring Western states to open borders and accept a large influx of immigrants from Islamic regimes,” Oriel observed. “Despite the evidence that open border policy facilitated transnational jihadism and the mass murder of Western innocents, Guterres continued to shame governments that protect their citizens with secure borders.”
Guterres also praised the League of Arab States in 2007 in his capacity as UN refugee boss, telling them that Islamic sharia law — which calls for executing apostates, among other things — was an “invaluable foundation for the legal framework” used by his UN bureaucracy. While noting that most of the world’s refugees were Muslim, rather than attacking the Islamist, socialist, globalist, and authoritarian regimes that produce refugees, he lashed out at Western “racism” and “xenophobia” as the chief cause of refugee victimhood, Oriel reported. Meanwhile, more than a few Arab dictatorships continue to refuse Muslim immigrants from Syria and Iraq, preferring to use the UN to send them to the West instead.
Ironically, even in his assigned job by its own dubious metrics, Guterres has been a failure. In 2010, the UN’s own internal auditors warned that his agency’s dubious operations and money management were putting future contributions from member governments (taxpayers) at risk. According to an April 2016 UN report about the UNHCR bureaucracy, the management was “unsatisfactory” during Guterres’ tenure. And that criticism is from the unsatisfactory UN, where incompetence, brazen corruption, criminality, and other horrors — even systematic sexual abuse of children by UN “peace” troops — are the norm.
With yet another extremist espousing deadly and fringe ideologies such as socialism, open borders, and globalism on the world stage, it is past time for the United States to officially withdraw from the UN dictators club. Legislation already in Congress, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (HR 1205), would accomplish that in one fell swoop. Then the dictators of the world can be free to select nutty socialists and globalists as their leaders — but not at the expense of U.S. liberties and wealth.