“New Commandments for a New Age” – it’s a craze that is sweeping the post-tradition landscape and everyone from the Technocrats to the Pope is coming up with their own novel rules for life.
In this article, I reported on the Pope’s “Nine Commandments” as presented to the World Movement of Populist Movements; they are suspiciously reminiscent of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
- Pharmaceutical companies should make patents for COVID “vaccines” freely available (SDG #3)
- International credit institutions should cancel debt. (SDG #1 and #10)
- Big resource corporations should stop polluting and stop destroying habitats. (SDG #7, 9, 13)
- Food corporations should end monopolies and provide inexpensive food. (SDG #2)
- Powerful nations should rely on global entities such as the UN for mediating conflict. (SDG #17)
- Big tech corporations should censor “hate speech, fake news and conspiracy theories.” (SDG #11)
- Arms manufacturers and dealers should completely stop arms production. (SDG #16)
- Media corporations should provide digital education for the poor. (SDG #4)
- The media should report in a moral fashion and protect those who are “most damaged.” (SDG #5)
But isn’t only Pope Francis who feels compelled to create a new set of Commandments to suit his Modernist agenda; the idea has been around in globalist circles for decades. Take the Earth Charter group for example. This was the brainchild of, among others, former Soviet chief Mikhail Gorbachev: a text of sixteen “commandments” was released in 1997 after years of discussion about how the world was to “develop sustainably.” Some influential names among the creators of the charter will no doubt be familiar to readers of this site, eg Steven Rockefeller and the Jesuit Liberation theologian Leonardo Boff.
Incidentally, the 1992 Rio Summit, which laid the groundwork for the Earth Charter “commandments”, led to the development of another set of modern-day “commandments” – the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. As mentioned above, Pope Francis’ new “commandments’ bear an uncanny resemblance to the SDG’s.
In 2001, the creators of the Earth Charter “commandments” went a step further and commissioned a sacrilegious version of the Ark of the Covenant, called the Ark of Hope. This humanist Ark was designed to hold the Earth Charter as well as something called the Temenos books, which are “a collection of prayers and affirmations for Earth.” Presumedly, the Temenos books are the equivalent of Sacred Scripture for the adherents of Gaia worship.
Of special interest to those of us in Australia is the 2005 endorsement of the Earth Charter by the Federal government. At the time, the Senate stated that it:
- Recognizes and supports the Earth Charter as an important civil society contribution to our understanding of sustainable development and the ethics and principles needed to promote a more just, sustainable and peaceful world;
- Encourages the use of the Earth Charter by Federal and state educational authorities during the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
There has been no such endorsement of the Decalogue, however, with the government still struggling to present legislation that would provide consistent protections for religious freedom.
One of the most worrying aspects of all of these new codes of “ethics” is their focus on depopulation. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals may not specifically mention a population target but their focus on “universal access to sexual and reproductive health” is a well-known code for “kill all the babies.”
One wonders how seriously the Australian government intends to take the Earth Charter’s commitment to zero population growth and by what means that would be achieved.
The idea of rewriting God’s Commandments seems to have been a popular one around the turn of last century. In 1999, Klaus Schwab told Forbes magazine that he wanted to educate the world with a new set of ten commandments – “ethical guidelines that would guide everyone in getting along.”
Researchers at the World Economic Forum revisited the topic in 2017, when, ignoring the fact that the Decalogue came straight from the hands of God, they remarked that man has always attempted to create his own code of ethics. The writers opine that these “man-made” codes always have internal inconsistencies and suggest that the world needs a “new code of ethics for a Brave New World.”
Of course, their dream is to see an internationally binding set of rules: it seems lost on them that you can’t get more global than the Commandments set down by the Creator of all mankind.
No survey of secular Commandments would be complete without a look at the intriguing and highly disturbing Georgia Guidestones. These were erected in Georgia, USA, in 1979 and echo the environmentally-friendly sentiments of the globalists.
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
The site where they stand has become a popular haunt (pun intended) of occultists; the Stones’ commandments were even given a hearty endorsement by Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon, of Imagine fame.
So what are we to make of all these attempts at rewriting God’s Commandments? Not much, except to say that it is a sign of the times; references to the Imago Dei are notably absent in all of the Modern “commandments.”
According to the globalist doctrine, man is reduced to a mere economic factor in the totalitarian formula of stakeholder capitalism. And it should come as no surprise to faithful Catholics to see the current Vicar of Globalism at the forefront of those efforts to concoct New Commandments for the New World Order.